March 29, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

news from amfissa trial of the murderes cops of alexis grigoropulos monday 14:56 . from the inside.

The child described in court what he saw and heard on the evening of December 6, stated that they heard the two defendants special guards to warn that they will shoot and bend when referred to the last moments of Alexis. As the 17 year old, who resides in the evening in question was on the road Tzavella with other friends. The same point was gathered about 10 to 12 children and was an altercation with two police officers. Young did not show aggressive behavior towards the Epaminondas Korkonea and Basil Saralioti who were there on foot, has a 17 year old, claiming that they saw the police shooting, but heard the shots. In response, in fact, a question of political action, stated that no hearing prior to alert police to the children. Immediately after the shooting, he and his friends ran to where Alex was fallen and pulled him further with the help of another child. Alexis lived even trying to breathe, said that time bend and burst into tears. After a few minutes to stop the court to the witness stand, said he saw blood on his hand and then lifted the shirt of Alexander and saw the wound. On questions of policy actions, the 17 year old identified the location where the police and Alex, exactly as specified in the autopsy report. A deposit of 17-year continues.

March 29, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Teen killed in Patissia explosion greece athens…

A 15-year-old boy was killed when a bomb exploded outside a public building in the Athens district of Patissia late Sunday

night, and his 10-year-old sister was seriously injured and their mother suffered superficial wounds.

The family, Afghani nationals, are believed to have been searching the garbage bins for food and other items.

Citizens Protection minister Michalis Chryssohoidis, who rushed to the scene, said that terrorism has shown its most

abhorrent face, and pledged that the perpetrators will be found and brought to justice.

According to latest reports by police, citing the mother, the girl found a travel bag next to a garbage bin and opened it up to

see what it contained. The son, who approached the travel bag, saw a clock which he believed was broken and took the travel

bag and threw it away, at which time the explosion occurred, dismembering the boy and injuring the girl.

Police have cordoned off an extensive are around the explosion site, and counter-terrorism police and bomb disposal

experts were still combing the area for evidence on Monday morning.

Although there was no warning call for the explosion, which occurred at 10:41 p.m. outside the building housing the Hellenic

Management Association (EEDE) on the corner of 1 Iakovaton Street and Ionias Avenue, police are investigating a possible

link between the explosion outside the EEDE premises and a warning call several hours earlier, at 8:46 p.m., to private Alter

television station that a bomb would explode in six minutes (at 8:52 p.m.) in Patissia at an “EBEE” building, according to

announcements by police and the ministry.

A police turned up no service with the initials “EBEE”, while no explosion took place at or after the time claimed by the

anonymous caller.

Police are investigating the possibility that the anonymous caller had given mistaken details. They are also investigating the

possibility that the call was unrelated to the actual explosion, in which case it is highly likely that the bomb had been planted

just minutes before it was found by the migrant family before the perpetrators made a warning call. Several other possibilities

are also being looked into.

The results of crime lab tests are awaited to see if the syndesmology of the bomb is similar to that of others from recent


The girl was rushed to a Children’s Hospital in Athens.

According to initial information collected by police, the migrant family went to the area every night, searching the garbage

bins for food or other items.

  1. victim is a boy 15 years old and probably from Afghanistan. The mother at 45 years old and the girl of the family at the age of 10 are injured. The mother, named Nazaf Zahra, stated that her daughter found a bag on the road, gave it to her brother and then happened the explosion. Earlier, a Muslim gathering used to take place in the district, where also exists a Muslim church. As eye-witnesses state, before two weeks some gun-fires took place on the same street between bodyguards of the mafia. The police authorities say that it is also possible that the bomb (if it was a bomb and not a grenade) could have come from Nazi groups. The police announcement says that the explosion happened at 22:41 without a phone call before, so the police forces could not evacuate the area. On other journalist sites talk about 23:03 as the time of the explosion and on a newspaper a journalist states that a phone call has took place …
    “Conspiracy Cells of the Fire” urban guerrilla organization has stated in a past communique that they do not want to have any victim because of their bomb actions. The bomb they have put before some days in front of the vice-president of Greek-Pakistani Community was not a racist action, but an action to condemn his neutral position after the kidnappings of several refugees from Pakistan by the Greek secret agencies. The court has also called a British diplomat -involved in the case of kidnappings- to state in the court, event that never happened because of his diplomat asylum.
    The Nazi groups have made several “blind attacks” with bombs and grenades during the past against political spaces in order to murder political activists. Until a responsibility announcement will be published, we are not able to know if the certain explosion was a Nazi action, an accident by a left wing group or an action of the mafia …

March 29, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

latest news, 22nd – 27th of March 2010 from greece..

Monday 22nd March

  • One more worker’s “accident” on the altar of capital in Alikarnassos town. A builder from Albania lost his life because of electric shock caused by electricity wires …
  • Refugees from Sudan demonstrated in the city of Patras condemning the heavy repression from cops, the pogroms and the arrests against them. The refugees live in tent cities at the port of Patras waiting to have the “magic ticket” for the western world and sail to Italy and later to Europe. The cops do not hesitate to welcome them with murdering, torturing, beating them up and burn their huts.
  • Mr Dimitris Reppas, minister of public transferring structures, was blocked by protesters to visit Kasteli on Crete island and make a speech about an airport he wants to build in the area. The citizens condemn that the airport will destroy the natural environment of the area and that a lot of black money will be “washed” in the name of profit for off shore companies. The minister had to cancel his speech.
  • Conspiracy of Cells of the Fire urban guerrilla organization published a communique claiming responsibility for 3 bomb attacks (headquarters of Golden Dawn, Police Directorship for Immigrants and the vice-president of the Greek-Pakistani Union). The Golden Dawn’s nazi offices were totally destroyed, the Police Directorship for Immigrants is a prison where the prisoners live under inhuman conditions, tortured and many times murdered by the guards and the vice-president of the Greek-Pakistani Union did not react in the past for the kidnappings of some Pakistani people by Greek authorities. In the kidnappings was also involved a British diplomat named N. Langman, but he was not called by the court to state because of his diplomatic asylum.
  • One more prisoner, named V.P., heavily beaten up by prison guards in the jailhouse of Patras after he denied to become an informer for the cops.

Tuesday 23rd March

  • Demonstration in several towns (Athens, Thessaloniki, Irakleio, Volos, Ioannina, Xanthi) around Greece against the government’s and EU’s economical measures.
  • Gathering of anarchists, anti-authoritarians, anti-racists and anti-fascist on Amerikis square at Athens in solidarity with immigrants and refugees.
  • One more worker, Julian Bache 31 years old, lost his life after a working “accident” in a construction company at Aspropyrgos district of west Athens.
  • Students’ initiative in Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki after the death of one more worker, 58 years old and father of two children, under unspecified situations in the Campus.
  • Communique for the destruction of two street cameras in the city of Thessaloniki.

Wednesday 24th March

  • Cops entered the tent city of Sudanese refugees in Patras city and arrested 70 persons. Protests took place in front of the local cop station from Common Action of Solidarity organization. The organization has planed for a meeting with the refugees in the tent city for the 25th of March and as it seems the pigs tried to avoid that the living conditions of the refugees would come in public.
  • Evacuations of buildings where refugees live inside in the center of Athens still go on by pigs’ forces …
  • Today, pupils’ parades took place in all the towns around Greece about the revolution of 25th March 1821. In many cities many protesters (unemployed, workers, students, syndicalists, etc.) raised placates against the government’s and EU’s austerity program. In Athens, the pigs tried to arrest an educator who was taking photographs from the protests.
  • Attack with Molotov cocktails to a secial pigs’ forces team in the center of Athens. The pigs responded with sound-shine grenades. The districts around the center are under daily pigs’ occupation who control people walking on the streets, abusing them and check ID’s.

Thursday 25th March

  • Initiatives, in many towns around Greece during the central parades for the 25th March 1821 anniversary, against the reminding of military images parades and against the austerity measures of the Greek government and EU. In many cases the out-parliamentary organizations, syndicalists, workers, unemployed etc. clashed with the special pigs’ forces who tried to block them from protesting.
  • Errikos R., 22 years old, was arrested by anti-“terrorist” pigs’ authorities in the town of Volos. Errikos is blamed by the authorities for participating in Conspiracy of Cells of the Fire urban guerrilla organization, because of a finger print of him which was found in the toilet of the “hide-out” house in Chalandri district of Athens. The anti-“terrorist” team has entered the house before several months, arrested and jailed many people who were inside or had relationships with the owner of the house and blamed them as “terrorists” of the certain organization. The evidences that were found inside the house were political prints, items for daily use of any common household, but nothing like a bomb mechanism or anything else “illegal”. In the months that followed the pigs’ attack against the house that renamed into “terrorists’ hide-out” many people have been pre-jailed and accused as members of the organization because of fingerprints of them that were found on items that were inside the so-called “hide-out”. This time, the pigs went one step further and published photographs of the arrested Errikos, asking information from citizens about him. (watch older updates about the case)
  • 25 persons with hammers attacked to the offices of Public Electricity Company smashed the front glasses and threw colour-bombs, condemning the company for the high prices of energy and the hundreds of injured or dead workers.

Friday 26th March

  • Gathering of syndicalists from Cooks – Waiters Syndicate and other people in front of Via Vai Cafe at the center of Athens in solidarity with Carmen, worker in the certain cafe who was dismissed from her job and asked for her right to have the dismissal money. The response of the boss was to show her his gun and threaten her. He also sent his body guards, who heavily beat her up and left her in the middle of the street without her senses. More than 5,000 leaflets were spread around, the boss had to hide himself in the basement and the Cafe remained closed and sprayed on its front-glasses.
  • Eleftherotypia newspaper published a video from the 25th March army parade, where the Team for Underwater Destructions was shouting racistic slogans. The site of the newspaper got under dos attack from Web War 2 fascistic site.

Saturday 27th March

  • Since yesterday a revolt takes place in the jailhouse of Nafplio town. The prisoners revolted against the jailing conditions, also many of them got injured by the guards.
  • Explosion of looting mechanism at the offices of PASOK (“socialistic” party on government) at Aigaleo district of Athens.
  • The kidnappings of anarchists by pigs’ authorities still go on. The anarchist Giorgos Kalaitzidis stated at Eleftherotypia newspaper an event when pigs stopped him in the center of Athens, checked his clothes and private stuff, put him in a civil car with handcuffs and driven him to the central
    pigs’ station of Athens. On the road, one of the pigs spoke with his mobile phone with a head pig from the central offices and asked “shall I bring him there or not?”. The response from the head pig was negative and the cops let the comrade out of the car in another district of the town. Giorgos was under the eye of pigs’ authorities before four years …

March 28, 2010
by actforfreedomnow


#225 | Sweet, nationalist dreams… (You become a warmongering wanker, you are not born one)

“You are born Greek, you never become one; we’ll shed your blood, Albanian pigs.”

“There will be bloodbath and then I’ll take revenge, when you bow to the flag and the cross”

“They call them Skopjans*, they call them Albanians, I’ll stitch clothes with their skin”

(*Skopjans is the derogatory term greek nationalists use for Macedonians)

March 25th, the greek independence day. Panepistimiou Avenue, central Athens. Admittedly, this is not a very promising time or place for any sort of anti-authoritarian activity – a far cry from that. What is part of our typical demonstration route has today been re-decorated for the occasion, and what an occasion! Is the IMF on its way? Is a national default imminent? A franco-german rescue package? What strings are attached? I feel that the gathered crowd is there almost expecting to hear what will happen with the crisis, not to cheer the army units that are about to march for the greek state’s independence day. But this is my own wishful thinking and, as there is something so appalling to the image of goose-stepping troops being cheered by flag-waving crowds, I decide a swift exit toward Exarcheia is very much called for.

A few minutes later, the greek army’s underwater commando unit (OYK, ομαδα υποβρυχιων καταδρομων) came down marching on Panepistimou Avenue chanting the slogans above:

This is not some fringe far-right group, it is armed units participating in a national fiesta, chanting they’d stitch clothes with “enemies’” skins. Whatever happens “next” in this city, in this place, it would probably be wise to remember that this time round, there’ll be scum like them out on the streets – we’ve been warned, it’s only a matter of getting prepared…

March 28, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Armed gang raids Swiss casino

An armed gang has raided a casino in the city of Basel and made off with hundreds of thousands of Swiss francs.

The prosecutor’s office said about ten masked men dressed in black arrived in two cars early Sunday and stormed the casino while 600 guests were inside.

One man smashed the front door with a sledgehammer while the others ran inside with machine guns and pistols, according to officials.

The men spoke French and ordered the guests and employees to the floor.

Some of the men entered the basement and emptied registers. They couldn’t get into the vault, despite firing shots at the locked door.

The statement said some guests and one security guard were slightly injured from being hit or stepped on.

Police from Switzerland and neighbouring France are trying to track down the men.

The casino is located little more than 200m from Switzerland’s northern border with France.

The incident recalls a heist on a poker tournament at hotel in the German capital, Berlin, on March 6. with agencies media press

March 27, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Greece 25/26/MARCH

Spate of robberies

Burglars made off with 2,500 euros in cash and two cell phones after breaking into the surgery of a gynecologist in the district of Ambelokipi, near central Athens, on Wednesday night. There was no one at the surgery at the time. At around the same time an armed robber held up a branch of the Vassilopoulos supermarket chain in Halandri, northern Athens. The robber, who struck as the store was closing, made off with 50,000 euros. Another armed raid on a betting shop in Thessaloniki shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday netted around 3,000 euros for two robbers, according to the store owner.

Fiery encounter
Suspected anarchists early yesterday hurled firebombs at a riot police unit stationed outside the offices of ruling PASOK near the central district of Exarchia. The attack was carried out by a group of around 15 hooded youths who managed to elude arrest. There were no injuries as the firebombs did not hit their target.

March 27, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

from ocupied

A few minutes ago, the building of the state-run Public Power Corporation in Kolonos, Athens came under attack by a group of approximately 25 people, according to corporate media reports. They trashed the glass facade of the building, threw paint and left leaflets behind, reading:

“The Public Power Corporation is responsible for the further leeching and devaluation of our lives, for the tens of murdered and hundreds of butchered workers, for the pillage and destruction of the environment.

Lambros Foundas is alive and stands next to us in struggle. For communism, for anarchy.”

from ocupied

March 27, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Bombing in memory of Jon Anza and Lambros Fountas

An explocive device made from a gas canister ,2 litres of gasoline and a stopclock was put in the training centre of the security forces of the state,
in the early hours of march 22nd in Collblanc (barcelona).

In the memory of anarchist Lambros Foundas that was murdered by the greek police two weeks ago and for Jon Anza,an active Basque autonomist that was
tortured and murdered in france.

Aswell we would like to dedicate this action to all the revolunaries and fighters all over the planet that are at war against the dominating class.

My the earth that covers you be light Lambros and Jon.

March 27, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Rovereto, Italy – incendiary attack on bank cashpoint for Lambros

source: “Trentino” on line 24 March 2010

Attack against cashpoint in Volano Claimed by anarchists

ROVERETO. The incendiary attack carried out during the night between Sunday and Monday aganst a Unicredit cashpoint in Volano, near Rovereto, has been claimed.

In a letter sent to the local editorial offices of the daily L’Adige, the anonymous dynamiters claim the action, making reference to recent investigations of the judiciary against members of the anarcho-insurrezionalist area, and the death of a young Greek anarchist, Lambros. The document was consigned to the police station in Rovereto for further investigations by the Digos [political police].

The rudimental device, a bottle with inflammable lqud lnked to a cigarette, exploded a few minutes after a passerby had stopped at the cashpoint to withdraw money and called ‘112’[police].

Friday, 26/03/2010 – 10:12

translated from informa-azione

March 27, 2010
by actforfreedomnow


Declaration to the court read by one of the Turin anarchist antiracists arrested on February 23 2010.

March 9 2010

Most defendants in this trial are anarchists, and to accuse anarchists of ‘instigation to committing crime’ is a very easy task, just as to shoot at the Red Cross.

Bearing a sense of justice and freedom that has nothing to do with the law, every anarchist makes of his or her life a continuous invitation to struggle against injustice, and therefore to violate the laws that produce such injustice: the life of every anarchist is a long and reiterated ‘instigation to committing crime’.

Waiting for some legal step that finally establishes that anarchists as such are criminals, those who accuse us today are compelled to prove that someone, from outside, has pushed the prisoners in the migrant detention centres all over Italy to revolt every week for the past two years, thus causing damages of thousands of euros and disrupting the machinery of deportation. And they have to find some evidence that this ‘instigator’ is sitting today on the bench of the defendants.

This evidence can’t be found anywhere in the warrant of arrest we have here. And it can’t be found because there has never been any ‘instigation’, and it was not necessary or right that such instigation occurred. Primarily because people do not need appeals and alluring slogans to revolt. On the contrary, it is injustice that originates conflicts, which in turn might lead to revolts.

And here is the injustice, and an obvious one. They pretend that people who risked everything they had in order to reach our cities are thrown out without saying a word. Or that people exploited for years in yards, fields or kitchens of fashionable restaurants let themselves be thrown out. Or those who arrived here as children and don’t have anyone waiting for them in their countries of origin also let themselves be deported. And as if this was not enough to generate conflict, inside the migrant detention centres people without documents are deprived of everything, reduced to a mere body left to die for lack of medical treatment or for desperation, a body to be beaten or sexually abused – especially when women are involved.

If all this is true – and you will find it is in the very documentation of this trial – the conflict in the migrant detention centres is not only natural but it is also the only instrument by which the imprisoned migrants can reaffirm their being human, a fact otherwise denied.

For this reason migrants didn’t need to wait for us or for anyone else to start struggling and trying to climb or destroy those walls. And they haven’t stopped doing it now, with great shame for those who arrested us in the ridiculous hope to bring peace where peace can never be.

There has never been a need for external ‘instigation’ because the methods and ways of the struggle must be autonomous, must mirror the experiences and conflicts of those who are locked up, must find their own time and expressions. It wouldn’t have been right to say: ‘now you go on hunger strike’ or ‘tomorrow you burn a couple of mattresses’ – as the prosecutor is stupidly claiming.

On the contrary, what we have always said is: ‘we are here’. In other words we have offered our means of information and net of contacts, we have encouraged the relations between the various detention centres on struggle, we have come forward to amplify the prisoners’ voices as best as we could, we have promoted our initiatives along with those taking places in the detention centres. All this can certainly affect the course of events, but to call it ‘instigation to committing crime’ is bullshit typical of the Italian police, and it also appears almost offensive towards us.

To tell you the whole truth, even if it might sound strange to you, it was the prisoners who have ‘instigated’ us in these months, and they have done it in a very simple way, by revealing their stories so that we could tell about them, by organising themselves in secret so that photos of beatings and films of police charges became known outside, by teaching us that one can climb on a roof and shout ‘freedom!’ even if he or she knows the response will be a severe beating. The terrifying images of soldiers charging inside the cages of the migration centre of Gradisca are images that oblige us to do something because they put our conscience against a wall.

The real problem of this city, therefore, is not ‘who instigates who’; the problem is those who do not let themselves be instigated, those who see and go on as if they had not seen anything.

But this is another story.



March 25, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Another 22year old arrested in greece for the "conspiracy cells of fire" case.

It is announced that at 13:30 hours today (25-03-2010) a 22year old man was arrested in Volos, by police officers from the
Special Crimes Division against domestic Violence .
An arrest warrant was put out in his name since november 10th
after his fingerprint was found on a tile in the communal room in the handri “den”.
The 22yearold claimed he was staying at a hotel in Volos and according to the police,he dissapeared after the case came up.
he will appear before the judge tomorrow.


March 25, 2010
by actforfreedomnow






On March 25th, Layla Lahouidek was released from prison after a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice. She had her

sentence for violent disorder dramatically reduced. See here for more information.

On 24th March, charges against 24-year old protester Jake Smith were dropped as the prosecution offered no evidence

against him at his trial due to start on 24th March. The Crown declined to present evidence after admitting that there had been

an episode caught on camera, in which Jake was assaulted by the police. Read the statement written by the legal team on

behalf of Jake Smith. See here for more information.

On the week beginning Monday 15th March, the first 2 cases of defendants to plead not guilty were heard and resulted in not

guilty verdicts.



Several families have begun working on appeals with Imran Khan. The first appeal was heard on Thursday 25th March, during

which Appeal Judges rules that the defendant should not be serving a custodial sentence.

March 25, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Thirsty for justice Mona El-Farra writing from occupied Gaza Strip, Live from Palestine, 25 March 2010

Palestinian children wait to fill up water in the Gaza Strip. (Hatem Omar/MaanImages)

Toni Morrison once wrote “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” I feel it is the same for Palestinian refugees, who have struggled for decades for their right to return home. I thought of this connection between water and refugees during a recent meeting about the Middle East Children’s Alliance’s (MECA) Maia Project with Aidan O’Leary, Deputy Director of the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) Operations in Gaza.

UNRWA provides assistance, protection and advocacy for 4.7 million Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. We are working with UNRWA to install locally-made water purification and desalination units in their schools. Mr. O’Leary expressed his total appreciation for the Maia Project and stressed that providing clean drinking water to children is among the highest priorities and needs for Gaza schools. Mr. John Ging, UNRWA’s Director of Operations in Gaza, also expressed his admiration for the Maia Project.

The situation in Gaza continues to deteriorate under Israeli military occupation and siege. The refugees are often the hardest hit by rising unemployment and poverty. Access to clean water is one of the many basic needs that UNRWA is no longer able to meet. A recent UNRWA report states that the most common infectious diseases affecting Palestinian refugees in Gaza — who make up more than three-quarters of the population — are directly related to inadequate supplies of safe water and poor sanitation: diarrhea, acute bloody diarrhea and viral hepatitis.

Creating a positive impact on children’s health is the main goal of the Maia Project, and working on water access when you live in Gaza is self-explanatory. The reality is that tap water in Gaza is undrinkable due to its bad quality and contamination. At best, when you have access to a running tap, the water is not clean and is very salty. Our daily water consumption averages around 78 liters a day per person, while Israelis average over 300 liters each, more than four times as much. Israel is under increasing scrutiny by international organizations including Amnesty International for “denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing discriminatory policies.”

We move to help the children as quickly as we can. Children in Gaza will have the chance to drink clean and soft water, but only at the rate in which we can implement the Maia Project. And we race against time. The UN estimates that Gaza will have no drinking water in the next 15 years.

Water is life, but here in Gaza it can also bring death. Numerous military attacks on the Gaza Strip have devastated Gaza’s water infrastructure. Israel’s twenty-two day assault last winter destroyed or rendered unusable an estimated 800 of Gaza’s 2,000 wells, and caused $5.97 million in damage to our water and wastewater treatment facilities. Since January 2009, the Gaza Health Ministry and the World Health Organization have issued drinking, seafood and swimming advisories.

We yearn for our water and our freedoms to return to us. We roll up our sleeves and hope for rain, the kind of rain that floods the hearts and minds of those who hunger and thirst for justice.

Here in Gaza, we are still thirsty.

March 25, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Attack on police academy in Madrid

25 03 2010

From Klinamen via Indymedia Madrid:

March 24, 2010

On the night of February 28, we found ourselves compelled to attack a police academy on Paseo de las Delicias near Plaza Ana la Beata. We say we found ourselves compelled, because it’s clear to our conscience that we are in the midst of a hidden social war.

We won’t stay still while the state’s dogs arbitrarily arrest, torture, imprison, and harass us.

We joyfully learned of the attacks carried out by comrades in struggle on New Year’s Eve. That’s the way to do it. The more you try to repress us, the more often you will find us there to tell you that there will be a price to pay for all the harm you cause.

We want to stress that we must lose our fear and attack these bastards. We aren’t super-activists/militants. We’re normal people, and if we can do it, so can you.

With this action, we want to remember the comrades recently abducted by this shitty system: anarchist comrade Tamara, and Galician comrades Xurxo y Oscar.

March 25, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Man stabbed by EDL facists neo nazis after Bolton demo.

A man was stabbed by EDL supporters after an arguement in a pub in Middleton, after the Bolton demo.

Here’s the link and a brief summary…..

A MAN was stabbed in the shoulder with a “cut-throat”

blade after trying to stop his friend being attacked by alleged supporters of the English Defence League who had earlier been protesting in Bolton.

A scuffle began outside the Oddfellows Arms in Oldham Road, Middleton, at about 11.30pm on Saturday.

Witnesses said EDL supporters were behaving aggressively and abusing customers.

They were asked to leave by one of the men, who escorted them outside. He was then jumped on and his friend, aged 49, intervened.

After the scuffle had ended and the two men returned inside, the victim realised he had suffered a stab wound to the back of his left shoulder by one of three men. It is believed a cut-throat type blade had been used and it is thought the men had been to the EDL rally in Bolton.

The first man was white, about 5ft 6in tall, in his late teens or early 20s, with a chunky build.

March 24, 2010
by actforfreedomnow




There will be people gathering outside Isleworth Crown Court this Friday 26th March from 9.30am in solidarity with

defendants being sentenced.

On the week beginning Monday 15th March, 2 gaza protesters and a third person from the Israeli counter-demo were found

not guilty.

On Friday 26th February, Judge Denniss delivered 8 sentences at Isleworth Crown Court and adjourned 1 case until 26th

March 2010. 7 sentences were for ‘violent disorder’ and 1 for offence contrary to Section 4. 5 of the protesters sentenced for

‘violent disorder’ have been jailed for 12 months to 2 years. Of the remaining 2 not given an immediate jail sentence: the

youngest protester on trial, aged 15 at the time of the alleged offence, received an Intensive Surveillance and Supervision

Programme sentence (ISSP) – the most rigorous non-custodial intervention for young offenders, which will include electronic

monitoring through tagging and an imposed curfew; the second was given a 12 month suspended sentence and 200 hours

community service.

On Friday 19th February, Judge Denniss delivered 7 custodial sentences. All of these sentences are for “violent disorder”,

and mostly for relatively minor acts, such as throwing placards at fully armoured riot police. One defendent received a

suspended sentence, due to a long history of mental illness, Sentencing starts at 2 years for all adult guilty pleas, and ranged

from 12 months to 2 years, after mitigation. Defendants under 18 at time of offence have received between 8 and 12 month

long Detention and Training Orders, (DTO), a sentence of imprisonment and community supervision.

On Friday 12th February, the 7 people convicted were between 17 and 25 years old and will serve between 15 months and 2

1/2 years.

The case of Khalid Afeneh, accused of violent disorder and allegedly throwing a sand bag at police causing an officer’s

eardrum to perforate, was thrown out of court. Khalid entered a not guilty plea at his hearings and information obtained from

the Freedom of Information Act showed that the injury he allegedly caused did not happen.

In January, 3 people received sentences for violent disorder, ranging from 15 to 20 months.

March 24, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Lloyds Bank attacked in Bristol (UK) 17 March 2010

“Last night the office of Lloyds private banking in Bristol was attacked. on the night of wednesday the 17th of March 2010, the Lloyds private banking office at 131 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol was attacked. a plaque with ‘Lloyds private banking’ was removed from a wall and taken away. walls of the building were sprayed with: ‘in the shadow of a dark horse lies a capitalist bailiff ‘, and ‘bankers up against the wall’. pipes and cables to cooling fans etc to the building were cut. two windows were smashed. night night”