May 28, 2010
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>Bomb Left for Novartis in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Simulposted with Liberacion Total

May 19, 2010. This morning a bomb was found in the street near the intersection of General San Martín and Colonia Americana Guadalajara.

State police explosives experts said the homemade bomb consisted of five metal tubes containing powder with a wick, on which lay a half-consumed cigarette.

This is the second time that an explosive was left in the same area. On September 22, 2009 at the entrance of the building, five cans of butane gas, tied with plastic tape, exploded.

On a wall near the building were messages to Novartis, whose offices are in that building:

The Animal Liberation Front Guadalajara Mexico: I placed an explosive device made of dynamite and butane near the building occupied by Novartis, a company that works with Huntington Life Sciences. This laboratory is responsible for torturing and enslaving animals to make products sold as cosmetics and medicines, or to test food ingredients not yet approved. We want to say from Mexico to Novartis and HLS: Vivisection is scientific fraud and we will not rest until they end their cruel speciesist industry. Household products such as cosmetics are unnecessary for our existence, but they continue to justify it is for the sake of a single species. Will they realize that this is not a game when one of their directors or employees appears unconscious in the streets from an attack by some activists? Or they will realize when a long list of family is psychologically and physically intimidated? You decide whether to leave animals or suffer the consequences.

May 26, 2010
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>Another murder committed by neo-Nazis in Moscow/

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On the 24th of May a group of young people were celebrating their friend’s birthday on the Moscow river embankment in the north-western part of the city. With the party coming to an end, the company started to dissolve while the rest, around 15 people and mostly girls remained to collect the rubbish. At this juncture they were attacked by a group of neo-Nazis (about 40 people) coming from the bridge, shooting their non-lethal guns and screaming «It’s them, get them!” According to the witness neo-Nazis sought to beat each and everyone. One of the girls got her back injured hit by a cobble. When the guys returned to the place most of them managed to get away from, they found their friend Dmitry Kashitsyn lying in blood. He got severely wounded. Dmitry died on the spot even before the police and the ambulance arrived. He was 27.

Having spoken with the witnesses of the tragedy we can try and represent the incident. Young people were peacefully celebrating their friend’s birthday. Many of them were musicians or just heavy/ hardcore/punk music fans with typical for this subculture looks. It is very likely that it came to be this feature and, especially, the guys’ tattoos that caught attention of the neo-Nazis who decided to attack them because they thought them to be anti-fascist activists. The assault was well-planned and deliberate, which is evidenced by the following facts. The first point is that it happened at the end of the celebration, which means that some of the Nazis might have noticed a group of young people, spread the word about that and started preparing an attack. The second is that at the very moment of the attack the Nazis were shouting Nazi slogans and were having non-lethal guns and knives on them. The third point is that they were all wearing masks.

Dmitry’s friends told us that all of the young people present at the birthday party had no relation to the anti-fascist movement and took no interest in politics. Dmitry Kashitsyn had no relation to antifascists either, he just loved heavy music and rarely visited his favorite bands’ concerts. None of the victims had self-defense weapon and they got baffled by such an impudent attack.

As a result neo-Nazis attacked young people who were peacefully resting, beat them up and killed a young Russian guy just because they suspected him of having the opposite views.

Once again this tragedy shows us that the threat of getting beaten up or killed by neo-Nazis is real and concerns each of us, regardless of age, sex and nationality.

Antifascists from Moscow express their condolences to Dmitry’s family. We will do anything to ensure that those who did it will not get away unpunished. This tragedy has proven that there is an urgent need to confront the neo-Nazis and all those who sympathize with them. It is everyone’s duty to do their best to ensure that such tragic event never happens again.

Dmitry’s friends started a fundraising campaign to support his family.

May 26, 2010
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>Murder and riots in Warsaw

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A 36-year-old Nigerian man was shot to death by a cop known to have violent, racist inclinations.

On Sunday May 23, police raided some Nigerian traders at the Stadium bazaar in the Praga district of Warsaw. One guy was apparently handcuffed and push to the ground. His 36-year-old colleague from Nigeria, Max, tried to intervene and get the police to stop brutalizing the other. Max was shot in the stomach and killed.

There immediately started to be problems with police, who tried then to chase and round up the rest of the panicked African traders, mostly from Nigeria. When more police arrived, some riot started. People were throwing stones and bricks at the police and 4 police vans were destroyed. 32 people were arrested. The police want to charge 25 of them for assault.

The police immediately sent their spokesperson to invent a good story for the media: that police were “surrounded and attacked” by a gang of agressive Africans, so they had to shoot Max. The official media version was racist and uncritical of the police.

We later heard from eye witnesses and are still getting more testimonies and evidence.

ZSP released a statement and called for an emergency action the next day. During the day, the TV interviewed Max’s wife, Monika, and Akai from ZSP, finally letting another version of events into the media.

Max had been in Poland legally for many years. He was married to Monika, a Polish woman, with whom he has three children, aged 10, 4 and 2. He was selling goods at the stadium as a second job to supplement his poor income and help support his family.

In the evening, people gathered at the site of the murder. Some speeches were made and then there was a spontaneous demonstration to the police station were people are being held. The protestors took over the main street in Praga and marched to the station. There, a group of Max’s friends came and told people about what happened.

25 of the 32 arrested will be charged with assaulting a police office, which faces up to 10 years in prison.

May 26, 2010
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>ATHENS 26/5/10

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ATHENS 26/5/10
The Greek judiciary will set free Epaminondas Korkoneas, the murderer of Alexis Several Greek blogs and websites began reporting a few hours ago that Epaminondas Korkoneas, the murderer of Alexis is to be released soon. Also, it seems the 17 year old friend of Alexis Grigoropoulos,who was next to him when he was murdered, has dissapeared from the face of the earth a couple time ago. RG Spread the word COPS PIGS MYRDERES! MPATSOI GOUROUNIA DOLOFONOI! WE DONT FORGET! WE DONT FORGIVE!

May 26, 2010
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>Marysville Vehicle Vandalism Instances Grow To 75

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May 27th, 2010

May 26
MARYSVILLE, Ohio –

More vehicle vandalism is reported in Marysville, bringing the total number of vehicles involved to 75 so far this month.

More than 20 tire-slashing incidents were reported Wednesday morning, including the vandalism of approximately six Union County Sheriff’s Office marked patrol vehicles.

The patrol vehicles were parked in an unsecured county parking lot on W. 7th Street, adjacent to county office buildings.

The latest incidents bring the total number of vandalized vehicles to 75 since May 6.

May 25, 2010
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On 23 September 2009 an apartment in the neighborhood of Halandri is raided by the police, and almost directly afterwards Haris Hatzimikelakis, Panayiotis Massouras, Manos G. and Myrto P. are arrested on the charge of being members of the organization “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”. The apartment is named by the security police “terrorist haunt”, thus incriminating anyone that had been inside. The first three of the aforementioned are held in pretrial detention, while a series of other arrests and warrants are issued based on ridiculous and baseless charges. This story about the apartment in Halandri is like a test-tube; what is attempted is to incriminate bonds of friendship/ comradeship, to hold radical persons hostages and to act as a constant threat for potential arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations.

Freedom to the imprisoned in relation to the case of Halandri

Immediate drop of charges

Patission 61 & Skaramaga squat

May 25, 2010
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>At 1:48 Hrs, May 25th argentina…

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At 1:48 Hrs, May 25th argentina...
a homemade device exploded three ATMs disabling and damaging the facade of City Bank. At 200 meters from the site were made for the bicentennial celebrations of the Argentine State in the reopening of the Teatro Colon, the explosion caused no injuries. Release: Once again the proletarian revenge shakes the foundations of the State / Capital. Once again the revolutionaries say enough hearts and generate beautiful flashes that cut with the tranquility and comfort of the executioners. Our attack is a sign of hatred to those who have made thousands of prisoners on hunger strike, to those who use our bodies as well as other animals and the earth itself as a commodity to increase the size of their pockets. To those around the world killing thousands of millions and particularly all that nasty nationalists proudly celebrating 200 years of hypocrisy, hunger and misery capitalism. Our attack is also to remember all our fallen brothers and kidnapped in the context of the war to reclaim our lives, our dignity and our freedom. VIVA LA LUCHA subversive and revolutionary Revolutionary Cells Mauricio Morales Brigade

May 25, 2010
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>Tuesday 25 / 5 was a solidarity demo in Simos Seisidis hospital KAT. athens.

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A solidarity demo was in the hospital KAT abaout 150 comrades of Simos Seisidis. .The solidarity found in the top we entered the courtyard at the area,

opened banners and shouted SLOGANS! Then moved to the entrance, which also shouted slogans and shared Bulletins to the publig. in some turmoil in

nursing staff and patients, visitors, many of whom had come to the courtyard and the windows and watching, strong cops forces presence that foloow us to

the train station When weare leave, but not done anything special . comrades who were at the hospital will be happy to learn that a telephone contact with

his late, we found that in contrast to the original point, when we went to the entrance Simos listened!

SIMOS IS NOT ALONE! SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON!

May 24, 2010
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>Jamaica: Gunfire, fire bombs in barricaded slum

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Masked men torched a police station and traded gunfire with security forces in a patchwork of barricaded slums in Jamaica’s capital Sunday, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency.

Sporadic gunshots rang out in gritty West Kingston where defiant supporters of Christopher “Dudus” Coke, a Jamaican “don” sought by the U.S. on drug and arms trafficking charges, turned his Tivoli Gardens neighborhood and other areas into a virtual fortress with trashed cars and barbed wire.

In barricaded Hannah Town, close to Tivoli Gardens, black smoke spiraled into the sky from a police station set aflame by molotov cocktails.

Officers fled the burning station in impoverished West Kingston, where a 2001 standoff between gunmen and security forces killed 25 civilians as well as a soldier and a constable

The Jamaica Constabulary Force reported one wounded Sunday: a police officer hit in the hand by gunfire.

Police said the attacks by gangsters roaming the streets with high-powered guns and improvised weapons were unprovoked. It called for all “decent and law-abiding citizens” in the troubled areas to immediately evacuate their homes and said security forces would ferry them out safely.

May 24, 2010
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>Switzerland: Short film on Zurich's Autonomous School

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On 19 April, a barrack on a plot belonging to the freight depot of Zurich’s railway station was squatted and revived. The barrack has been empty for more than a year. The Canton of Zurich plans to build a new police and justice center for 570 million Swiss francs (US$ 500 million) on the plot.

As a result of a police raid and the destruction of the Zurich Autonomous School on the city’s outskirts in January 2010, the grassroots association “Education for all” was forced to relocate again. After several stops the association has now restarted to operate in the squatted barrack at the freight depot.

“Eduaction for all” is part of Zurich’s Right-to-Stay Collective. For more than a year it’s been offering German courses for hundreds of illegalized refugees and migrants as well as asylum seekers whose applications are being processed. The association advocates the right to education, migration and asylum.

A 10-minute video provides an insight into the Autonomous School, while students and teachers depict their points of view.

The video can be watched/downloaded here:
http://a-films.blogspot.com/2010/05/10may20en.html

The autonomous media collective ‘a-films’ has been documenting migrants’ struggles in Switzerland for one and a half years. It has published various reports and produced several short films, all of which are available on the group’s website:
http://a-films.blogspot.com/2009/03/150309en.html

a-films.blogspot.com

May 23, 2010
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>Dylan Thomas – Being but men, we walked into the trees.

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Being but men, we walked into the trees.

Being but men, we walked into the trees.
Afraid, letting our syllables be soft
For fear of waking the rooks,
For fear of coming
Noiselessly into a world of wings and cries.

If we were children we might climb,
Catch the rooks sleeping, and break no twig,
And, after the soft ascent,
Thrust out our heads above the branches
To wonder at the unfailing stars.

Out of confusion, as the way is,
And the wonder, that man knows,
Out of the chaos would come bliss.

That, then, is loveliness, we said,
Children in wonder watching the stars,
Is the aim and the end.

Being but men, we walked into the trees.

May 23, 2010
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>Anthony Wall's house attacked leeds u.k

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A small number of us have gone on a nice Friday night to Anthony Wall’s house in Chappel Allerton, Leeds and shown to him and his BNP scums that their politics are not acceptable by anyone! Wall was a candidate for Gipton and Harehills ward for BNP and has revealed his views a few weeks ago attacking to his black neighbor. We have sprayed his house with “BNP SCUM”, glued his door and disturbed his cosy night showing to everyone in the area where the coward lives. We are confident that the multiracial community in the area will send him another message soon making it clear that he is unwanted in the area.

We will keep track of his moves and act again in the very near future. Next time it might be worst.

Antifascists

May 23, 2010
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>G20 Defence Needed london u.k. 23/5

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Were you or someone you know at last years G20 protests?? Do you have any footage or can you give a witness account of the brutality I experienced on Threadneedle St between 11am-1pm?? If you can please get in touch.

Bloodied
Bloodied

PLEASE CIRCULATE TO YOUR FRIENDS AND GROUPS…

During the protest I was kettled on Threadneedle St and assaulted by police using “distraction” violence techniques which included kicking me on the ground, beating me on the head with batons and punching my teeth out. I remained peaceful throughout and due to my verbal defence against police violence I now face a charge of Violent Disorder which carries a max term of 5yrs

There were many citizen journalists covering the event, some of which were also assaulted. I especially appeal to these individuals to come forward and give testimony along with legal observers..

Harvie

May 23, 2010
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>ichigan State Police shoot man on Detroit’s east side

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May 22nd, 2010

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A Michigan State Police officer shot and wounded a man after a police chase on the city’s east side Friday night, Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans said.

More than 30 officers, including members of Detroit’s gang squad, and at least a dozen police vehicles converged on the scene of the shooting, where a white Ford Escape crashed into a large tree head-on in front of the house at 4404 St. Clair near East Canfield.

A state police cruiser’s right front fender appeared to have collided with the left rear of the SUV. The area was roped off by police tape as dozens of neighborhood onlookers watched the activity. The street was littered with medical debris from the emergency treatment.

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A trooper was pursuing what Evans described as a reckless driver around 10:30 p.m.; the suspect’s SUV hit a tree in the residential neighborhood. Three males emerged from the vehicle, Evans said. One was shot by State Police and another later was arrested. The third person escaped on foot.

No details about the names and ages of the SUV occupants were available.

The wounded suspect was transported to an unspecified hospital after treatment by EMTs; Evans said the injury was not believed to be life-threatening.

Community leaders including Malik Shabazz and Horace Sheffield III, who will officiate today at the funeral of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones, hurried to St. Clair Street when they heard of the incident. Sheffield said he feared unrest in such close proximity to the location of the child’s death — six blocks from the home where Aiyana was killed by a police bullet during a raid.

Bystanders said the police chase lasted a long time up and down residential streets, at high speeds. Some said State Police arrested a neighborhood leader who chastised troopers for laughing and joking while the wounded man still was on the scene receiving first aid. Police did not confirm that arrest.

The shooting incident will be investigated by the Michigan State Police and the DPD homicide squad’s special assignments section, which handles all shootings by police.

May 23, 2010
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>Action in Paris

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May 20th, Paris : The wheel of misfortune

On May 19 in the night, in the north of Paris, we took the opportunity of a night walk to piss some bourges [bourgeois] and collabo [collaborators] off. We took it out on their cars wheels:

– 11 4X4
– 18 luxus Berlines
– 4 cars GDF-SUEZ (that makes a profit of the prisons)
– 3 cars of La Poste ( that manages the bank accounts of the prisoners and denounces undocumented people to police)
– 1 ISS truck ( that makes profit of the Detention Center in Belgium)
– 1 bus of Veolia ( nuclear, High speed train…)
– 2 commercial vehicules of Orange ( that makes the prisoners work)
And to end, we punctured 10 commercials vehicules of the Paris Town.
Each time, several tyres have been punctured so as to clamp down these bastards.

Everyone can do it…

Several thorns in the tyre

May 23, 2010
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>Italy: a GPS found under the truck of the Nunatak revue member

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Police technology


May 17, under the van of an editor of Nunatak, we found a finde abbiamo trovato un bel transmitter with a SIM Vodaphone chip and 4 torch batteries, of 3,6 volts each, in series. All placed with a magnet behind a back wheel of the vehicle. This time, just not to boast, it should be said that it didn´t take much to notice that „someone“ had placed a device to spy on our movements. Moreover, for some time now, unfortunately, it is as well to take into consideration forms of technological control that is increasingly invasive and capillary. In fact, among all the manoeuvres and repressive attacks that the State puts into effect against those who still have the courage to raise their heads, this is just the latest sign that the review Nunatak has become object of attention of who knows which Procurator or investigative body. Monitoring, home visits and a whole series of other more or less concealed pressures have been gravitating for some time around the review and whoever collaborates with it with the intention of burning the earth around it and preparing an eventual repressive intervention in the near future. It seems pointless to us to stree once again that their „attention“ will not make us take one step back from our projects, but we can only admit that, for as long as uniforms and authority are concerned about our presence , of our way of thinking and acting, we have confirmation that we are moving in the right direction.

Nunatak – magazine of history, culture, struggles of the mountain

< Angry News From Around the World, translated from Informa-Azione

May 23, 2010
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>The Vancouver Olympic games are over, but a torch is still burning. 20/5

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Royal Bank Canada was a major sponsor of the recently concluded 2010 Olympics on stolen indigenous land. This land was never legally ceded to colonial British Columbia. This hasn’t stopped the government from assuming full ownership of the land and its resources for the benefit of its corporate masters and to the detriment of aboriginal peoples, workers and the poor of the province. The 2010 Winter Olympics increased the homelessness crisis in Vancouver, especially the Downtown Eastside, Kanada’s poorest urban area. Since the Olympics bid, homelessness in Vancouver has nearly tripled while condominium development in the Downtown Eastside is outpacing social housing by a rate of 3:1. The further criminalization and displacement of those living in extreme poverty continues apace.

“Royal Bank Canada is one of the planet’s greenest companies” according to one of its own brochures. Coporate Kanada saw fit to include RBC as one of the top 50 in a competition dubbed Canada’s Greenest Employers, which purports to recognize organizations that have created “a culture of environmental awareness.” Yet RBC is now the major financier of Alberta’s tar sands, one of the largest industrial projects in human history and perhaps the most destructive. The tar sands, now the cause of the second fastest rate of deforestation on the planet, are slated to expand several times its current size.

The games in Vancouver are now over, but resistance continues. An RBC branch can be found in every corner of Kanada.

On June 25-27 2010, the G8/G20 ‘leaders’ and bankers are meeting in Huntsville and Toronto to make decisions that will further their policies of exploitation of people and the environment. We will be there.

We pass the torch to all those who would resist the trampling of native rights, of the rights of us all, and resist the ongoing destruction of our planet. We say: The Fire This Time.

FFFC – Ottawa
at the corner of Bank Street and First Avenue.

( βιντεο) Indymedia Ottawa: http://ottawa.indymedia.org/en/2010/05/11233.shtml