October 7, 2010
October 7, 2010
October 6, 2010
October 6, 2010
Radio Bio-Bio, 02:10:10 – The spokesman of the 9 Mapuche on hunger strike in Angol prison met with the Minister Larroulet Cristián to deliver their response to the government’s agreement, not accepting it and announcing that the hunger strike remains in force. The Minister Larroulet said that the priority is people’s lives and that they will insist that they stop with the hunger strike. However, there was no agreement reached with the 9 Mapuche who continue a hunger strike in Angol prison. The Mapuche spokesman said they were in a phase of reflection, so there are dates being set for new negotiations.
14 Mapuche political prisoners on hunger strike
from culmine, 5 October 2010
An update on the hunger strike by political prisoners Mapuche (PPM).
Following the agreement of October 1, Concepción, accepted by 24 MPP detained in the prisons of Concepción, Temuco and Lebu, some MPP decided to continue the struggle initiated on July 12, considering the conditions of the agreement to be insufficient. 14 MPPs have decided to continue with the hunger strike, to the end.
– 3 are still in the jail of Angol
– 7 from Angola prison are hospitalised in Victoria
– Three are being held in prison in Temuco, note that the three began the strike in September
– 1 in the juvenile prison of Chol Chol
They have already visited by the bishop of Temuco, although so far they do not have a MPP official mediator. To date there is no ongoing mediation and the health of the MPP is starting to give rise to concern.
Here is a list of the Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike:
1.- Víctor Llanquileo Pilquiman
2.- Fernando Millacheo Marin
3.- José Queipul Huaiquil
4.- Víctor Hugo Queipul
5.- Felipe Huenchullan Cayul
6.- Camilo Tori Quiñinao
7.- Eduardo Osses Moreno
8.- Alex Curipan Levipan
9.- Carlos Huaiquillan Palacio
10.- *Waikilaf Cadin Calfunao
11.- Hugo Melinao
12.- Cristián Levinao
13.- Sergio Lican Levio
CHOL CHOL prison:
14.- Luis Marileo Carique
solidarity action in vienna/austria: http://at.indymedia.org/node/18996
(A slightly edited machine translation)
Moscow anarchists blocked the Minsk highway in solidarity with the Belarusian
We, a group of Moscow anarchists in the early morning on October 1 blocked
with burning tires Minsk highway between Odintsovo and Krasnoznamensk in
protest against the persecution of fighters for freedom and justice of the
fascist regime of Lukashenko.
With a symbolic act on the road linking Moscow and Minsk, we want to draw
attention to the Russian public on the important issue, which is covered.
Right now the capital of the Republic of Belarus in prison languishing good
and honest people – Niikolay Dzyadok Alexander Frantskevich and Igor
Truhanovich. All of them – the anarchists – the fighters for freedom,
equality and justice and against dictatorships in Belarus and worldwide.They
are accused of burning police stations and the Russian embassy (which was set
on fire on August 30 in solidarity with the defenders of Khimki Moscow region
forests, are now exposed to predatory harvesting, with the consent of the
authorities). This radical challenge to the Belarusian and Russian oppressors
served as a pretext for mass arrests, threats and beatings of social
activists. In fact – the main reason for the arrest of our comrades from
Minsk are their beliefs and active lifestyle – now they face major prison
time. In total, through the hands of the KGB and the police took dozens of
people – one of the detainees, Tatiana Seminischevu, the scoundrels in
uniform drove up to the fact that she cutted her veins – it was a miracle
that this did not resulted a serious harm. People get just released after
several days in a prison cell without charges, since there may not be any
evidence against an innocent person, “result” did not have. A similar fate
awaited many others – in this momentin the dungeons are only three guys whose
names are mentioned above – they Lukashenka and his henchmen, apparently set
out to avenge all his impotent anger and vile.
We call upon all honest and caring people in Russia and around the world: Help
people in distress! You feasible means of protest to the Belarusian
authorities and their representatives in Russia: the embassies, consulates,
Belarusbank, do not buy Belarusian goods, tell us about the situation, family
and friends – do not let the people rot in jail in silence – act in any
manner to which you have enough imagination ! Make a contribution.
You can also write and send a letter of support to those arrested: now he,
more than ever, we need the kind words, a sense of shoulder solidarity.
Video from the action:
A little more than a week ago, vandals even removed a 4-foot-tall statue of St. Jude from its post at an Emmitsburg church and smashed it into pieces. St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes.
The church crime was only one of 234 destruction of property cases reported to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office from Aug. 1 to Sept. 27, according to Cpl. Jennifer Bailey.
“Property crime seems to be what we’re responding to most often,” including burglaries, vandalism and destruction of property cases, Bailey said.
Damage resulting from those crimes ranged from a small amount of money to hundreds and even thousands of dollars to repair.
“Fifty dollars to replace a mailbox may seem insignificant to some people. But for others, it’s not,” Bailey said. “That $50 might be their family’s grocery money, and without it, they might not be able to eat.”
The vandalism isn’t confined to just the county. During those same eight weeks, the Frederick Police Department took 156 reports of destruction of property, Capt. Kevin Grubb said.
Maryland State Police responded to 25 property crimes in Mount Airy and Walkersville, Detective Sgt. Wayne Wachsmuth said. Police in Brunswick took 31 reports and police in Thurmont, 12.
Midweek last week, police in the City of Frederick were hard-pressed to recall any recent property damage crime sprees.
And then the weekend arrived — and so did the vandals.
Fifty-three tires on 31 vehicles were flattened. “Some cars lost all four,” Grubb said Monday.
“A line of people were calling, and it’s unfortunate,” he said. Not only did they suffer a financial loss for towing fees and for the damage they had to repair, but they were inconvenienced as well by temporarily not having the use of their vehicles.
In August and September, deputies responded most often to Emmitsburg, which had 15 reports. They took 14 complaints each in New Market and Mount Airy and 13 reports from Middletown.
Calls to Frederick mailing addresses outside the Frederick city limits numbered 111, Bailey said.
Town officials in New Market warned residents to keep an eye out on their property — and their neighbors’ property — and to report anything out of the ordinary to the sheriff’s office.
Mailboxes in the small town were destroyed, and lawns were damaged by cars, officials wrote in the town’s newsletter.
Bailey said the sheriff’s office has been receiving a number of tips since the creation of the agency’s Facebook page.
“All calls get assigned to a deputy for follow-up investigation, and areas with repeat calls are put on a patrol checklist,” she said.
It’s not unusual for Bailey, when reviewing reports each morning, to see at least one, two or three cases of vandalism.
Property crimes are hitting county communities on a daily basis, she said.
Last Wednesday morning, Bailey found seven reports had been filed about vehicles that had had tires slashed or windshields broken along Robin Drive. Reports continued to accumulate until the number reached 17.
Dennis Ebaugh, the facilities manager at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, was startled when he reported to work about 8 a.m. Sept. 20 and realized the St. Jude statue was missing from the garden between the church rectory and parish center.
The statue hadn’t been stolen. The crime was more senseless than that, he said.
The statue, which weighed at least 100 pounds, had been pulled off its stone base and carried around to the side of the building.
“Somebody busted it up,” he said, estimating it will cost in the neighborhood of $400 to replace.
The sheriff’s office arrested two teenage boys last week in one morning’s rash of vehicle vandalism cases along Black Duck Court.
Between 6 and 6.30 AM, masked persons damaged material in the metro stations Hankar, Delta and Pre-metro Parvis de Saint-Gilles. Black paint and pec made the Mobib machines and ticket machines unusable.
Vandals smashed several windows at the Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee headquarters late Friday or early Sunday.
Committee Chairman Mike Burtch said vandals destroyed five of the 11 windows of the building at 500 Scenic Drive. “This was not some drive-by,” he said. “It was a concerted effort. One (window) is safety glass and they worked very hard to smash through it.”
The committee filed a police report and is waiting to hear from its insurance company for a damage estimate.
The windows displayed signs for Democrats running for office or re-election, such as Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Burtch said the vandals did not enter the building and nothing was taken.
Monday October 04 2010
THE NEW Mountjoy chief has claimed that prisoners don’t run his prison.
Governor Ned Whelan told a gathering of prison officers at Ireland’s largest jail last week that his get-tough stance would continue.
He addressed the prison officers after 70 donned riot gear and ended a prisoner sit-in linked to racial abuse levelled at a prison officer last week.
Six handlers and up to 10 trained Alsatians were also dispatched to ensure the situation didn’t get out of control.
A source told the Herald: “The governor was delighted with the day’s work. He told the prison officers that the day of prisoners running Mountjoy was over.”
To reiterate his tough stance and his willingness to deploy the control and restrain teams to deal with prisoner unrest, the prison dog handlers did a demonstration in one of the exercise yards on Thursday.
“They brought the Alsatians into the exercise yard and had them confront a handler who was wearing protective padding,” the source said.
“It was in full view of the prisoners on the Joy’s notorious D wing and they were chanting but you could here a pin drop when the dogs started attacking.”
Wednesday’s protest came after a ‘P19′ disciplinary report was issued against a prisoner who had abused a black officer.
The prisoner, who was recently transferred to Mountjoy from a jail in Britain, was backed up by up to 100 of his fellow inmates in the protest.
Officers dressed in full riot gear, backed up by the prison dog units, convinced the men to halt their protest and return to their cells.
Seven of the men, including the instigator of the protest, were transferred out of Mountoy and a further three individuals are waiting for space to open up elsewhere before they are transferred.
Ireland’s most dangerous prison inmate continues to be housed in the prison’s segregation unit, despite reservations on the part of prison officers.
Leroy Dumbrell, who has 57 convictions, sparked a walk-out by Mountjoy prison officers in the summer when he was transferred back to the E Division at the prison from Castlerea prison.
The thug, who has been involved in prison riots, drug dealing and attacks on other inmates, had been held on 23-hour lock-up in Castlerea.
In August, his lawyers won a court order to end the five-month solitary confinement and allow him to mix with other convicts.
The Mountjoy governor has also brought in new guidelines to deal with the prison’s drug problem.
More intensive screening for visitors, the ending of physical contact between certain prisoners and their visitors and the erection of a €200,000 drug net designed to stop drugs being catapulted over the perimeter wall and into the exercise yard.
The jail yards were already surrounded by vertical meshing and gardai deploy regular patrols along the banks of the nearby Royal Canal to stop the drug slingshots.
New visitor guidelines have also added to the ill feeling between prisoners and prison authorities.
A number of inmates, who come under suspicion by staff handling the jail’s drug dog, are refused physical contact if there are indications that they could have been involved in accepting drugs or other contraband from visitors in the past.
Instead, they have to agree to receive visits behind a screen and in controlled circumstances.
During the week, we heard the news of the arbitrary transfer to Santiago 1 of the comrades imprisoned in the Bombs Case, as well as their hunger strike and subsequent one-month sentence. Added to that was the beating given to our brother Abuelo (Camilo). Therefore, we decided to arm ourselves with household items in order to take revenge.
“In this joint, the cops are in charge,” declared the aggressor gendarme. Today we answer him: “In the joint and on the streets, anyone can be in charge. It’s just a question of will and conviction.”
Sir Gendarmes, wretched jailers: HANDS OFF THE ANARCHIST POLITICAL PRISONERS. Know full well that we will not stand for even one more outrage against the abducted comrades, their visitors, or their communications.
And you, sir prosecutor Alejandro Peña, should stop bullshitting. You must know that anarchists DON’T HAVE LEADERS. Therefore, ILLICIT ASSOCIATION IS IMPOSSIBLE.
Chilean Gendarmes, CONSIDER YOURSELVES WARNED.
(We take this opportunity to send greetings to those showing internationalist solidarity in England, Spain, Mexico, Greece, Argentina, Canada, and elsewhere, as well as the Mapuche prisoners in Angol who are maintaining their struggle.)
>Monday 4 octomber 2010 time 09.00 at evelpidon courts Athens
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON
FREEDOM NOW TO ARIS SIRINIDIS
INITIATIVE OF SOLIDARITY
GROUPS- COMRADES-PEPOLE – FROM EXARXIA AREA ATHENS
TIME 14.00 THE DECISION IS COMING IN 7 TO 10 DAYS FROM TODAY FOR COMRADE ARIS
IF THEY LET HEM OUT , MANY COMRADES TODAY FOR SOLIDARITY ! BAD MANY FUCKING RIOT COPS
MORE NEWS SOON….
Very beautiful. We should do something like this in our cities, especially here in Baltimore where there’s so many closed homes and empty lots. They are private property, so there’s no legal way we would be able to turn one of those into a garden or park like you have in Exarchia.
We defied an attempt to ban the demonstration by the police and the ConDem Birmingham City Council, we marched despite a heavy police presence, and we marched despite pouring rain.
We marched to make it clear the to ConDem government that the fight to stop their cuts starts here. As one GMB speaker put it, ‘if they want a war, we’ll give them a war’.
West Midlands Police are pleased to confirm that a planned protest in Birmingham city centre has this afternoon passed off peacefully.
The ‘Right to Work’ march through the city centre’s entertainment district was planned to coincide with the start of the Conservative Party Conference at the nearby International Convention Centre.
Between 5000 and 7000 protesters are thought to have attended the event, which travelled along the Broad Street area, leading to a road closure between Five Ways and Paradise Circus and other local streets.
Superintendent Dave Sturman, the commander for the policing operation of the Conservative Party Conference, said this afternoon: “We are very pleased with the way the march has gone this afternoon.
“The protesters were peaceful and the operation went largely to plan.
“At this stage there have been no arrests and we have received no reports of any criminal offences, such as damage, as a result of the event.
“We understand that this protest may have caused some disruption to people in the city, and we thank them for their patience during the course of this afternoon’s event.”
The march lasted for two hours, travelling along a planned route which passed through Lionel Street, Summer Row, Holiday Street, Gas Street and Broad Street.
All the hype from some anarchist and once as with new labour the left and anarchist just let the working class get fucked over..
Old Class warriors are stirring from their armchairs checking for the nearest Wetherspoons. For once there will be an alternative to the Trot march. How succesfull it is will determine how the opposition to the Tories develops. But at the very least comrades you need to be there.Any successful political movement needs momentum – to get that vitality of momentum we need to put our collective shoulders to the wheel.
It was the rain, one anarchist said that his armchair would get damp and how could he sit there all week in pontification of the revolution on a damp armchair?
Another said this colour red of directions runs in the rain, fuck that of round to me mothers for Sunday Lunch..
The black bloc got kettled by five ways roundabout, I slipped through the police lines as they closed in and wandered around trying to stay with the kettle to varying degrees of success to bear witness should anything happen..
Quite a few from the main march hung around until they were forced down the tunnel under five ways, and then prevented from going back by the police.. knowing the area, I slipped around the police line and went under five ways using the pedestrian routes and joined up with the kettle on five ways roundabout (I was always outside it), along with half a dozen other people and some independant camera people & observers..
They released people from the kettle (with a search and photos taken) on the Hagley Road, just off five ways, strangely into another kettle (but one with actual space in it) – I was inside the secondary kettle – and we were herded to the coach park before being let go.
There was some heavy handedness from the police in the searches, at least a couple of people were thrown to the floor but it wasn’t anything major and nothing kicked off.
Overall.. wet, a bit dull and pointless but hopefully a good starting point to build resistance against the cuts. Don’t know if any of the anarchist actions planned for the evening happened, I was too cold and wet and coming down with a cold so decided to go home rather than try to hook up with anyone to see what was going on.
I reckon maybe 7 or 8 thousand, wo
uld have been more I reckon, but the weather put a dampener on it. Crap route too, round the back streets to a bloody car park! Good spirits though, I felt quite emotional at one point! Marched alongside the black bloc (accidentally mind) at one point, then moved away as it was obvious they were gonna get kettled. Which they did a bit later, how predictable was that? What a waste of time, although I guess it gave some kids a frisson of excitement. Why advertise yourselves though if you want to cause mischief?
Went to a pub for a pint then tried to go to the rally in the Walkabout bar, but the police had cordoned the road and weren’t letting anyone through with a banner (I had an IWW flag on a stick). I gave them the stick and put the flag in my pocket, they still wouldn’t let me through, saying I had to leave the flag with them. They wouldn’t tell me why except that they “had orders”. Stupid wankers, that really annoyed me. What a pointless fucking order, what am I gonna do with a little flag ffs! Seems also the Walkabout bar had some pressure from the police not to let kids in their either, under threat of having their license revoked.
i just spent 3 hours on the coach back to east london, with some oap from the swp trying to get me to sign up! it was hell!
the march was ace, i’ve never seen such a large black bloc in all my ten years of doing black block stuff. wait to you see the photos, the anarchist movement is one the up in the UK, and we to keep discontent on the boil. must of been about 200 of us, all actually wearing black and no-one getting it wrong!
a chance to meet new/old faces and lots of anarchos from the north.
the cops did try to set up a kettle, but only under 30 got caught, but luckily for the old bill we’re well behaved and didn’t give them the trouble they wanted.
we seemed to be well organised to avoid the kettle, but maybe we can begin organising tactics to send the police a message of “we ain’t scared, fuck off!” running instead of leaving our mates and scattering, as it doesn’t send a good message to the younger anarchists.
When the police began there kettle there was little support from other groups apart from the dreadul sing-along coming from SWP loons.
Other groups including the very excitable, yet cowardly named “REVOLUTION” just kept walking and didn’t stop to help the anarchist bloc.
Revolution, if your reading this why not next time make your flag poles out of slightly heavier wood, get blacked-up and get stuck in next time helping your anarchist comrades!
there’s going to be another march in london on 20th october, lets rally another auto-bloc, as its deffinatly a good time to build the anarchist movement in the UK, maybe this time with a few banner drops and a soundsystem, and a convergence space for activists from out of london…
i’m guessing smash-edo will be fun.
October 3, 2010
translated from culmine
The majority of the Mapuche have decided to end the hunger strike that went on for 82 days, after reaching an agreement with the government. The government will desist from all trials under the anti-terrorist law present in the courts of the country, according to the agreement, because they believe that the acts for which the Mapuche have been accused cannot continue to be classified as conduct punishable under that law. In addition, the government will continue to sponsor the project to reform military justice, which is already in parliament, so that civilians are not tried by such courts.
The announcement was made by the Archbishop of Concepción, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati, accompanied by Natividad Llanquileo, a spokesman for the Mapuche in the prison of El Manzano and undersecretary of the presidency Claudio Alvarado.
The Mapuche who withdrew from the hunger strike are being held in prisons of Concepción, Temuco and Lebu. Of those who are in prison in Angol, only Waikilaf Cadin accepted the agreement, while the rest will decide tomorrow morning. To these are added Andrés Gutiérrez Cona, in the prison of Valdivia. sysiphus-angrynewsfromaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/2010/10/mapuche-most-end-hunger-strike-after-82.html
October 3, 2010
translated from informa-azione
Police of Messina have concluded the investigation of the precarious school workers “Invade the Strait [of Messina]. A bridge for school,” of Sept. 12. There are reports of 25 people belonging to anarchist and antagonist movements “who mixed in with the movement of temporary school workers with the principal purpose of creating problems for the train circulation” say police in relation to the blockade of the central rail station.
At the conclusion of investigation conducted by the Digos of Messina in collaboration with similar offices in other Sicilian police headquarters, this morning were deposited at the Public Prosecutor’s “criminal acts relating to events occurring on the margins of the demonstration”, which took place Sunday, September 12, 2010 in Messina, “Invade the Strait. A bridge to school”, organized by the school’s precarious workers. The police said that “during the event some troublemakers, infiltrated among the demonstrators, had occupied the tracks of the Central Station, leading to a partial blockade of rail traffic lasting about an hour.” sysiphus-angrynewsfromaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/2010/10/messina-sicily-twenty-five-anarchists.html
Wild times we are living.
Times of war.
Here where hesitation and neutrality does not fit,
Where cowards have no place,
Here where every desire which clashes with the values of this world, meets those who have as a task its suppression.
Those who even their existence, humiliates every dignity, supervises compromise.
Here where choices are not defined as such,
maybe because there is not the strength to carry their cost.
And if the side of revolution recognizes this cost,
Its time the other side felt it under its skin.
From the plain traffic cop coordinating traffic, until the last, useless pigriotcopinforcer of order. From the wimpy office cop, to the slimy undercover, EYP cop (greek c.i.a.) snitch. From the freshmen cadet, until macho motherfucker EKAM (special forces) cop.
With all means, everywhere and always.
From the kickings in the street until cold execution.
On and off duty.
You will find us in front of you.
Wild times we are living.
Times of war.
We should make the terms.
Make our denial practice.
MOVE ON THE ATTACK.
-So we chose to attack with an incendiary device against the restaurant “Kreonidis”, a few hours before a cop gathering was planned to be held there.
Arsonist cycles of Disorder
Aghios Panteleimonas, the central Athens neighborhood that has become synonymous with racial tension over the last few months, experienced more unrest on Wednesday night when dozens of local residents, supported by extreme right-wingers, clashed with police and self-styled anarchists.
The Aghios Paneleimonas Residence Association, which is opposed to the presence of immigrants and refugees in the area, held a meeting on Wednesday evening in Attiki Square, where dozens of homeless Afghan families sleep rough.
Journalists were forced to leave the meeting, where residents were due to discuss plans to clear the neighborhoods of homeless migrants as well as who to support in the November local elections.
At around midnight, some 40 residents and members of ultranationalist groups marched along Acharnon Street with the aim of reaching a building known as Villa Amalia, which has been taken over by anti-establishment protesters. The self-styled anarchists responded by organizing a march of their own toward Aghios Panteleimonas Square. The two groups had to be separated by riot police, who had bottles and rocks thrown at them. Officers spent the next few hours trying to break up the anti-immigrant protest. Five people aged between 19 and 30 were arrested and charged with attempted grievous bodily harm, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. Authorities said one of the suspects has a criminal record. They all faced a prosecutor and will be tried on October 12.
The residents’ association accused the police of allowing the self-styled anarchists to damage property but coming down hard on the right-wing protesters.
October 1, 2010
Shortly after the mass moved off and was attacked by riot cops, horses also charged from behind and separated the masses. With bricks and sticks peoples moved to the side streets to set up barricades and continued to batter the riot cops who didn’t know what hit them. Tear gas was used and groups of undercover and riot cops were held back with bricks as the protesters turned cars and set fire to barricades as they moved off along the canals towards the center, a bank was attacked and shortly after when snatch squads were seen around the area people fell into the shadows ready for another day.
All together 11 confirmed arrests, reported 2 cops and horses injured and several protesters in hospital.
Whatever they say squatting will stay!
2 10 2010 From Culmine (October 2, 2010) via Radio Bío-Bío (October 1, 2010):
Note from TIOJ: This particular office seems to be a popular target for our Chilean comrades.
A military police office in the Ñuñoa neighborhood of Santiago—located at the intersection of Avenida Macul and Avenida Grecia, across from the Metropolitan University of Education Sciences (UMCE, formerly the Teaching Institute of the University of Chile)—has been attacked with Molotov cocktails.
According to initial police reports, a group of around twenty youths were trying to build flaming barricades in the street, and some of them threw several Molotov cocktails at the building.
The office, which serves as a rehabilitation center for the eastern part of the capital, is where people under preventive controls like probation go to register.
At the time of the attack there was only one guard on duty. After the incident, Carabineros and military police riot squad personnel were called to the site in order to tighten security. Pamphlets supporting the Mapuche cause and those arrested in the “Bombs Case” were found on the scene.