September 27, 2010
> 27 09 2010 From Culmine (September 27, 2010):
In the early morning of September 23, we completely ruptured the social peace when we approached a Cuautitlán state security police van and placed an incendiary device inside one of its front tires. The van belonged to state security agency commander Israel. This fool previously had another van of his reduced to ashes outside his home one morning. With the memory of that action still fresh, we decided to visit him again. The action went according to plan. The van burned, demonstrating our ferocious hatred for the police—guardians of the systematic order they want to impose on us at all costs.
While that was happening, another device was left inside an Earth-destroying machine a few streets away from the first attack. The machine was used for the work of digging up soil that would later be entombed by cement, just so civilization could force itself on nature yet again. This was prevented.
The fire rose toward the sky, and after a few minutes we clearly heard the sirens of the obedient firefighters arriving on the scene.
We thus want to show that we will not remain passive in the face of everything, and that we will fight to the finish. As long as our comrades are imprisoned in the capital’s jails, we will not stop these attacks.
The next day, the wage-slaves stared idiotically at the damaged machine together with their masters, powerless to do anything. Let it be quite clear that they too are our enemies. We will not defend the interests of the “working class” or the privileged class, because we are not classists. We are anti-anthropocentrists and individualists. We struggle against this society, spreading the anti-social war through our actions. We defend the Earth because we believe in respecting her completely. We defend neither rich nor poor. We fight against civilization, for Earth liberation and total liberation. Let this be clear!
We frame this action in support of the anarchist prisoners in the fascist Chilean state. Also, in solidarity with Mexican eco-prisoners Adrian Magdaleno and Abraham López.
—Insurrectionalist Earth Liberation Front/Mexico State
September 27, 2010
BIOLOGICA is a collective, whose activity revolves around the autonomous (squatted) space in the department of biology, in the University campus, in Thessaloniki. As a collective, based on common beliefs around a D.I.Y. ideology, we engage upon concerts and relevant to the D.I.Y. music scene activities, in order to express our opposition to the commercialisation of music and creativity in general.
We regard music as a communication tool, to share common beliefs and feelings and therefore we stand against all profit making forms of music industry and stereotyped entertainment.
What BIOLOGICA tries to do (and has been doing for almost 18 years), is to raise consciousness against the “star system” society and deconstruct the idea of the “show”, the audience and the producer. We aim at creating an interactive enviroment during concerts, where people can freely participate, with no constrains. That’s why we find it important for everyone to understand that, concert organising has expenses and that we ask for the minimum compensation (2 euro-non obligatory entry fee), in order to cover the concert and maintenance expenses, as well as the traveling fees for the bands from abroad.
Last but not least, BIOLOGICA, aims through its activity, to contribute to the formation of the local D.I.Y music identity and initiate co-operation towards a common goal.
BIOLOGICA BAR: On Tuesdays, at Biologica squat, we hold a bar, which features film and documentary screenings, music nights and plenty of booze! Through this bar we are trying to propound an alternative way of entertainment, which is not based on profit making. Through this bar we try to initiate closer contact between people, that share a common interest in the D.I.Y. culture, and exchange perspectives around the subject.
Contact Biologica at: email@example.com
September 27, 2010
Two armed robbers made off with about 50,000 euros in cash on Saturday after holding up a supermarket in the southern Athens neighborhood of Palaio Faliro. The robbery took place at about 1.30 p.m., when the suspects forced security guards, who were transferring a sack containing the cash to a waiting truck, to hand over the money at gunpoint. greek news papers..
September 27, 2010
September 26th, 2010 from the signalfire.website
EUGENE, Ore. — Shattered glass and beer bottles litter the intersection of 13th Avenue and Ferry Street just blocks from the University of Oregon campus.
This is the scene one day after police took action against 400 college-age partiers Friday night.
“The party was just in the streets,” said student Antoine Simmons. “It was crazy. I’ve never seen that many kids in one place.”
YouTube videos have been posted by those who were there.
According to Eugene police, several residents hosted house parties on Ferry Street Friday night. Those parties grew and eventually spilled onto the road.
Police said a sergeant on “party patrol” encountered the partiers.
“The sergeant noticed about 400 people in the street,” said Eugene Police Lieutenant Doug Mozan. “This is a huge crowd and these folks weren’t just statically standing around.”
Witnesses said it was all fun and games until people began destroying property. One neighbor said partiers started boxing on the street, breaking car windows and pulling down street signs.
All available law enforcement officers were called to the scene. Officers from the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the Springfield Police Department and Oregon State Police assisted.
According to police, the mass of people was told to scatter. However, police say the group ignored their demands.
Authorities say the rioters chanted obscenities and threw rocks, bottles and eggs at officers. That’s when officers say they deployed at least three cans of tear gas.
“It was just all over and it engulfed the area,” said student Jared Kaufer. “It was like a war zone.”
Police got the riot under control at around midnight. In a press release police said nine people were arrested.
University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere is speaking out about the riot. He says he is “deeply disappointed by the behavior displayed by the young people” and said the event is unacceptable.
It’s the worst riot in Eugene since a 2008 incident that involved about 300 people. Ironically, that incident occurred just four blocks from Friday night’s party gone bad.
September 27, 2010
24 09 2010 From Hommodolars Contrainformación (September 22, 2010) via CALPU (September 17, 2010):
Conviction requires Mapuche sympathizer to leave country despite all evidence pointing to political set-up
By Hedoi Etxarte
On December 31, 2009, Basque writer/translator Asel Luzarraga was arrested in Chile at his home in Padre de Las Casas. At the time, he was accused of four attacks carried out between December 2008 and December 2009. From the beginning, Luzarraga denied any connection to the attacks. In fact, his passport showed that he was out of the country on the dates of two of the attacks. Nevertheless, Judge Alejandra García sentenced him to preventive detention for the duration of the investigation.
Then the charges were modified: The Prosecutor’s office stopped investigating Luzarraga as the perpetrator and instead charged him with possession of explosive material. Found in his home—without a single fingerprint—were an empty fire extinguisher, less than ten grams of black powder, a fuse, and adhesive tape. Luzarraga spent forty-two days in preventive detention and was under house arrest until his sentencing at trial on September 7. The following day, according to regional newspaper El Austral, Cautín governor Miguel Mellado said that he would be appealing “to the International Police to take this character and drop him off at the airport so he can leave the country.” Based on his statement, it’s clear that Luzarraga’s prison sentence was symbolic and that the ultimate objective was to deny the renewal of his residence permit.
Luzarraga will have to leave Chile by September 22, fifteen days after sentencing. In determining the sentence, the judges considered the chemical evidence submitted on behalf of the defense by Analab and Temuco Catholic University to be insufficient.
Police also confirmed the detection of nitrate ions at Luzarraga’s home. Their evidence indicated the presence of nitrate ions in the city water supply, especially in the water and shampoo at Luzarraga’s home. According to a statement made by Luzarraga’s attorney Jaime Madariaga to the Autonomous University of Chile television station, that “explains why they found nitrate ions on his back.” In the same statement to the media, Madariaga added that the data invalidated what “the Attorney General’s office had made the public believe.” The Prosecutor’s office was also unable to explain the absence of fingerprints on the material seized from Luzarraga’s home.
El Austral took the defense attorney’s statement after sentencing: “It’s hard to feel satisfied when you know an innocent man has been convicted, but he certainly won’t have to go to prison, and that’s without doubt a relief to us.” He added: “As a society we are even weaker, because any one of us can be the victim of someone who leaves a bag containing drugs or a fire extinguisher at our house, and then be convicted regardless of the absence of any fingerprints, e-mail, or anything.”
In the Basque newspaper Deia, Luzarraga maintained his certitude that neither he, his girlfriend, nor anyone who knows them could have left behind the empty fire extinguisher, fuses, and black powder that were found at his home. He reiterated how strange it was that there were no fingerprints and that the supermarket bag containing everything was missing. The writer had no hesitation in saying that it was all a set-up designed to persecute him politically.
September 27, 2010
21. september 2010
(en) Violent riots in the north of Bogota after authorities evicted squatters from an apartment building. Demonstrators threw rocks, sticks and even mattresses at the officers.
(sk) Násilné rioty v severnej Bogote potom čo úrady vysťahovali squatterov z apartmánovej budovy. Demonštranti hádzali na policajtov kamene, palice a dokonca aj matrace.
September 25, 2010
TODAY, Friday 24 September, around 2pm. a number of anarchists and sympathizers from various parts of the metropolis converged on the shopping centre in the middle of the busy intersection Elephant and Castle, south london chosen because of the thousands of people from Latin American countries living in the area. After dropping banners over the main entrance in solidarity with the Mapuche hunger strikers and the 14 anarchists arrested in Chile, they dispersed into and around the shopping centre and local market giving out hundreds of leaflets in English and Spanish.
Unnoticed by the State and private security who were too intent on defending the bosses’ wares, the banners stayed in place for hours in full view of bus passengers from almost every country on the planet on their way to and from their places of exploitation.
Today’s outing, chosen to coincide with the international solidarity date for our Chilean comrades, rather than being a fait accompli is a call to action everywhere, without delay.
THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM KNOWS NO BORDERS
THE SAME FOR SOLIDARITY
random anarchists in london
Chile: behind the media circus..
On 14th of august 2010, 14 anarchists were arrested in Santiago de Chile and accused of being involved in a series of bombing campaigns in the country over the past year. Statements have since been released by several groups claiming responsibility for the attacks while the arrestees themselves have denied any responsibility since the very beginning of this charade. The evidence presented against them by the prosecution could not be more ridiculous; from magazines and newspapers to common household items apparently intended for the manufacturing of “explosive devices”, anything is welcome to bolster paranoia. A few months earlier, on July12th, 34 prisoners on remand of the Mapuche indigenous group went (and still remain, after 74 days) on hunger strike in the Chilean prisons of Temuco, Valdivia, Angol and Concepcion. They are demanding the abolition of the Anti-terrorist law as well as an end to the military occupation of their lands located in the South of the country and subjected for years to an ongoing plundering by western corporations. The Mapuche people are characterised by a strong bond with their surrounding natural environment. Their ancestral relation with their land as well as the destruction of the latter by national and international capital’s eternal quest to extract more and more profit from it has motivated the Mapuche to develop an increasingly militant line of action.
While these issues have been subjected to a total information blackout by the mainstream media, both Chilean and international, the mining ‘accident’ that happened on August 6 at the San José copper mine in Copiapo, Chile resulting in 33 miners remaining trapped over 2,300 feet underground, has on the contrary enjoyed a great deal of media attention. Piñera, the recently elected Chilean president, is using the incident to clean the poor image of his government after a series of highly unpopular moves. His sluggish and elitist reaction to what happened following lasts summer’s earthquake along with his extreme conservative policies badly hitting the poorest social classes, had made his level of popularity drop dramatically. Hence the deployment of this “Big Brother” operation aimed at creating a false image of national unity. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid by the mass media to facts such as the workers not receiving their wages, their appalling working conditions and their message of support to the Mapuche cause. Instead, the journalists have focused on unimportant details such as how many bibles the miners got or the number of wives claiming benefits for each one of their trapped husbands.
div align="CENTER" style="line-height:.58cm;margin-bottom:0;">For the average respectable and law-abiding British citizen, commonly ignorant of facts such as the UK’s involvement as one of the chief arms providers to Pinochet’s dictatorship back in the 80s, this subject might seem to fall into the category “none of my business”. However, silly as it might sound, he or she might be wiping their ass every day with paper manufactured from trees taken straight from the deforestation of Mapuche lands. Every penny we have in our pockets is made from copper, involving us directly in the condition of these miners in Chile and quite sure many other countries. The same goes for the chips in our laptops, our mobile phone… the list could go on for a while. London is a major economic centre, meaning that many triggers are pulled, a lot of blood is spilled so that capital can keep flowing into the city. It is the ‘counterterrorism law’ enacted in 1984 by Pinochet, which still allows Mapuche activists to be charged as ‘terrorist suspects’ and tried in military courts today.
Chile passes for a democratic country now. So maybe in your opinion everything is all right and no reasons should be left for protest or radical change. In the same line of thinking, all those Chilean anarchists might actually deserve whatever befalls them. The mistake is to think that any democratic country guarantees freedom, welfare and a fair life for everybody. Look around, look at yourself, can you really see that democratic paradise existing anywhere?
Even the most affluent democratic states like the UK keep their share of homeless, poor and beggars. A life devoted to the pursuit of a professional career soon reveals itself as an unsatisfactory senseless rat race driven by nothing but money and kept going in many cases by tonnes of anti-depressants. More and more families are struggling to make ends meet, while the vast majority of the population are granted the “freedom” of wasting their life tied to the chains of wage slavery. The same old story of exploitation and authoritarian abuse comes to the surface again and we find that under the auspices of our beloved democracy political power is exerted by a bunch of thieves known as professional politicians. They say we have the “power” and the “freedom” to elect them but this is starting to sound for an increasing amount of people like a bloody joke. What this fundamental lie hides is that we remain stripped of any power, whether personal or collective, to make decisions concerning our own lives.
On top of all this the “crisis” comes and as usual it is the poorest, whether the working or unemployed part of the population, who have to pay for the mess. At all times we are reminded how lazy we are and how little we do to increase productivity due to our lack of a “competitive” and market/business-oriented mind. Of course, it is always our fault; we are not perfect slaves yet, we still need a bit of a reminder so it’s time to cut this and that, it’s time to make things more and more difficult. Everything will be all right – unless of course, someone does not swallow these lies and tries to do something about it that does not follow the legally permitted (and therefore useless) ways of protest. Such is the case of the Chilean anarchists. Such is the case of the Mapuche people. Such would our case be if we were to confront the rules of our own democracy.
to the arrested anarchists!
Stop the plunder of
Mapuche land now!
AGAINST THE TERRORISM OF THE STATE AND CAPITAL!
LA PASION POR LA LIBERTAD NO TIENE FRONTERAS AL IGUAL QUE LA SOLIDARIDAD
El 14 de septiembre de agosto del 2010 tuvo lugar por parte del estado y bajo la orden del fiscal Alejandro Pena la denominada “operación Salamadra”, un intento represivo que tiene por objetivo perseguir a los chilenos que luchan. Con invasiones en los locales sociales y en los centros ocupados y tras entrar en decenas de casas particulares de todo el país, detuvieron a 14 personas, varones y mujeres, que fueron conducidas al edificio policial de la región de Nunca. Al día siguiente se las llevaron al juzgado de Santiago acusadas de los mas de cien ataques de bombas producidos los últimos años en el territorio chileno. La manifestación que tuvo lugar fuera de los juzgados como muestra de solidaridad con los detenidos fue reprimida con violencia y con 40 arrestos de identificación.
Con la ayuda de los medios de masa que crearon un clima culpatorio contra todos los detenidos y sin ninguna prueba concluyente en el juicio inmediato, se ordeno el encarcelamiento temporal de 8 de las 14 personas detenidas hasta tenga lugar el juicio definitivo. Las otras 6 retenidas fueron dejadas en libertad, prohibiéndoseles la salida del país, la comunicación entre ellos y con las que estan en preventiva. Tambien se les prohibio la comunicacion con los centros sociales y con locales ocupados que allano la policía y se les obliga a comparecer semanalmente en comisaría. Los varones fueron trasladados a las C.A.S. cárcel de máxima seguridad y las mujeres al Centro de Orientación femenina. Todxs se encuentran aisladxs. El lunes 6 de septiembre fueron detenidas otras 2 personas en el contexto del “caso bombas”.
En las últimas décadas la careta democrática del estado chileno basandose en el pretexto de “desarrollo económico” ha destruido todos y cada uno de los derechos sociales (colectivos) y sindicales para vender una gran parte de la tierra a multinacionales como benetton y a grandes compañías madereras, de forraje y de explotación turista-hotelera en el sur del país, expulsando violentamente a los oriundos mapuches de sus por derecho, tierras ancestrales. Sus regiones empezaron a ser invadidas por grupos paramilitares de extrema derecha bajo las ordenes de ricos terratenientes que aterrorizan y asesinan a todos aquellos que organizan su resistencia contra los planes de los dominadores. Fuertes conflictos han tenido y tienen lugar y decenas de mapuches han sido arrestados y encarcelados por luchar contra la invasión policiaco-militar en sus territorios. El numero de mapuches que están pendientes de juicio se calcula es de 400, la mayoría de ellos sencillos campesinos que luchan por reconquistar sus tierras usurpadas por el estado chileno y que ahora se encuentran en manos de gigantes multinacionales (corporaciones) de la madera y la energía.
Así desde el 2009 se ha puesto en marcha la conocida ley antiterrorista, que fue ratificada en el periodo de la dictadura militar de A. Pinochet con el fin de controlar los encarnizados ataques y agitaciones de la región norte del país, que es territorio salvaje habitado por los mapuches. La citada ley que busca triplicar las penas en los casos de materiales incendiarios y de ocupaciones de tierras, ha sido aplicada 16 veces en las ultimas décadas y la mayoría de la veces sobre mapuches. Desde el principio del verano del 2010, los prisioneros políticos mapuches que entraron en huelga de hambre fueron por orden judicial obligados al poco tiempo a ingerir forzosamente suministros de comida. Meses después, en septiembre, les siguieron presos mapuches menos de edad reclamando la libertad de todos y cada uno de los presos políticos y exigiendo el fin de las persecuciones.
En cuanto las desigualdades sociales se acentuaron y los ricos fueron mas ricos y los pobres se empobrecieron mas, se intensificaron las luchas sociales en todo Chile y en cada manifestación se hicieron mas fuertes los enfrentamientos, mientras paralelamente las explosiones de bomba tenían como mira objetivos estatales e internacionales. En este contexto de agitación se llevo a cabo el “pogrom” contra compañeros anarquistas y libertarios, quienes sin pruebas reales, mas que su participacion en la lucha social, han sido acusados de causar conflictos y acciones-bomba.
El comunicado del centro social autonomo y biblioteca libertaria Jony Cariqueo, y del centro social ocupado Vanzetti, La Crota, dice:
“Somos el objetivo que han elegido para acallar la tragedia de los 33 mineros y de sus familias, victimas de la explotación que ejercen los poderosos y de la huelga que hacen los compañeros mapuches por defender la tierra que les pertenece”. “La maquinaria (conspiración) política y judicial es claramente la construcción de una organización terrorista ilegal en la cual hay jefes y son todos esquizofrénicos. Nosotros como antiautoritarios o anarquistas no creemos, ni acatamos jerarquías y menos aun ordenes. Eso que el fiscal Pena llamo la financiación del terrorismo, se llama solidaridad internacional. Eso que la policía llama “centro de poder” son lugares donde han sido creadas bibliotecas y desde los cuales se enfrenta la realidad cotidiana de la explotación y se lucha contra la sociedad del sin sentido. Allí se construyen relaciones humanas lejos de la lógica de la mercantilización que se basan en valores como la solidaridad, las relaciones horizontales, el apoyo reciproco y la autogestión”.
LA SOLIDARIDAD ES UNA POTENTE ARMA.
LIBERTAD PARA TODXS LXS LUCHADORXS DE CHILE Y PARA TODXS LXS CAUTIVXS DE ESTA GUERRA SOCIAL DE CLASES
RANDOM LONDON ANARCHISTS