September 28, 2010
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>Communique of the Mapuche political prisoners of the Land Conflict in the LLeu LLeu region

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sysiphus-angrynewsfromaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/2010/09/communique-of-mapuche-political.html

translated from culmine

PUBLIC COMMUNIQUE
Monday, September 27, 2010
1 – We, political prisoners of the Mapuche Land Conflict in the area of Lleu Lleu, prisoners in Concepción and Lebu prisons, remind our people and international opinion as follows: 1 – We have been on hunger strike for 77 days and already four of us are in hospital, suffering from some liver and cardiac consequences, while one remains in prison of El Manzano, with a weight loss exceeding 20 kilos. Three other brothers in Lebu prison, are also weakened.
2 – Today, it has been possible to establish a direct form of dialogue with the government, through the important work done by Bishop Ricardo Ezzati. There have been some discussions on the requests of the representatives of the collectives of PPM (Mapuche political prisoners) of the various prisons in which have been exposed as indispensable: The non-application of the Anti-terrorism Law, the non-application of Military Justice (dual trials for the same offence) and non-use of masked witnesses as evidence.
3 – In this case we used the direct path of dialogue with the government to address our demands through concrete and fast political and administrative solutions, compared to the legislative route that we consider to be slower and more complex, although we have not completely excluded it.
4 – In this sense we have reached an important agreement, i.e. the waiving of the charges for violation of the Anti-terrorist Law by the government. However, we find ourselves trapped by the unwillingness of the Public Prosecutor to begin the new formalization of the charges.
5 – Although, we repeat, the political-administrative route is that most relevant to the urgency of the moment, so as to avoid fatal developments, we hope that legislative power, by the deputies of both the majority and the opposition, is capable of dealing with the question and of meeting international standards in matters of legislation, opening, through amendments to the anti-terrorist law – Ley Antiterrorista – a new option for the cessation of the hunger strike.
6 – Finally, we appeal to the People of the Mapuche Nation, to our brothers and sisters of other indigenous peoples who are resisting the capitalist States, and to the democratic and popular sectors to continue to remain vigilant and mobilised for our rights, justice and freedom.
NEWENTUAIÑ
AMULEIÑ COM PU CHE

September 28, 2010
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>3,000,000 € attack against European Space Agency research institute (Portugal)

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22 September 2010
Castelo Branco (Portugal): Fire in institute causes three million euros in damages
The fire that started this Wednesday at dawn in the building of the Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ; Welding and Quality Institute), in Castelo Branco, caused over three million euros in damages, according to its administrator Joaquim Guedelha.
The fire was ignited around 3h24 in the morning of September 8th, on the trucks parked next to the building and then spread to the institute. It was put down around 7h, as said by the chief of the fire brigade.
Joaquim Guedelha told Lusa (news agency) that the pavilion is going to be rebuilt, despite the huge damage, and maybe it’ll be ready to start functions again in three months, so that the Laboratory for Thermodynamical Trials (LABET), which is part of the ISQ, can restart its activity.
“We had several certification trials of cooling systems and transportation of perishable products going on, apart from the trials of materials we were doing for the European Space Agency (ESA)”, he said.
“The technical part of the installations is quite damaged, but the offices seem to be safe. By now it seems the project we were conducting for the ESA is safeguarded, but it’s still too soon to draw any conclusions”, said Vasco Pires.
The Castelo Branco ISQ, through its Laboratório de Ensaios Termodinâmicos (LABET), was testing the heat-resisting coating of the first ESA (European Space Agency) space shuttle.
Joaquim Guedelha underlined that the materials that were being tested are “unique, since this is the only place which is conducting these trials”.
All the materials and machinery inside the building were destroyed, but the administrator is optimistic: “we’re going to build other cooling tunnels similar to the one we had and put the machinery working, so that we can accomplish the objectives we had together with the European Space Agency”, he said.
Joaquim Guedelha also told that the ISQ will try to find temporary installations in Castelo Branco for the trials to go on until this building is rebuilt.
The Judiciary Police is investigating.
Source: Correio da Manhã, Público, Portuguese Indymedia and others

September 28, 2010
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>Solidarity flames for recent arrested anarchists — Minsk, Belarus

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Saturday, September 25, 2010


Two unknown people have thrown two Molotov cocktail bombs at the door of the detention center on Akrestsina Street in Minsk early on Monday, BelaPAN reports.

The door caught fire as a result of the attack at 04:23 a.m.

The city’s Maskowski district police department instituted criminal proceedings under Part Two of the Criminal Code’s Article 339 that penalizes malicious hooliganism.

It was not immediately known whether anyone was grabbed in connection with the incident. The press office of the city police department would not comment the report.

An anarchist group named Friends of Freedom claimed responsibility for the attack, saying in a statement posted on the Internet in the evening that they wanted to show solidarity with six anarchist activists arrested at the end of last week on suspicion of involvement in the August 30 fire-bomb attack on the Russian embassy in Minsk.

The six young men were arrested after an anarchist group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Russian embassy, in which a diplomat’s Mazda 3 car was burned after two glass bottles containing a flammable substance were hurled into the embassy’s territory at about 10 p.m. on August 30.

The group said that the attack was in response to the Russian authorities’ crackdown on activists protesting plans to build a new Moscow-St. Petersburg highway through a forest north of the Russian capital city.

http://naviny.by/rubrics/english/2010/09/07/ic_news_259_351620/

September 27, 2010
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>CHILE – 4 comrades on hunger strike, demanding immediate transfer from Santiago 1 to CAS

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translated from culmine   x solidaridadporlxspresxs.blogspot.com

24/09/2010 – Hello everybody, today, 24 September, the four of us: Felipe Guerra, Camilo Pérez, Carlos Rivero and Vinicio Aguilera found ourselves in a situation that, although it seems impossible, is worse than before.
Yesterday we were suddenly pulled out of our cells in the MAS (high security module) with no explanation and forced to take our things. Only then did we realize that this was a transfer. Uncertainty about the reasons and destination. We imagined a transfer to the CAS (high security prison), and instead we were transferred no less than to Santiago 1 jail.
After several hours waiting for the paperwork, we arrived at the death camp of capital, received by hostile prison guards and even more hostile prisoners. To strike us even more, to try to break our will, we were assigned to separate sections, adding to our growing anxiety the uncertainty of not knowing whether the others are all right.
For these reasons, dear comrades, we have decided that starting from now -24 September 2010 – we are going on hunger strike demanding to be transferred to the CAS or the MAS, because in these torture facilities our security cannot be guaranteed. We urge the support of all comrades, both outside and inside inside the repressive walls of the capitalist prisons, in order to achieve our aim.
Capital, personified by prosecutor Peña, maybe thinks that with this dirty game they will be able to weaken our spirit. But we do not falter, we will rise up more firmly than ever to withstand the blows launched in this witch hunt, materialized in a court case with no hard evidence (existing only in the fantasy of attorney).
I wonder: what does this cursed dwarf want? (An allusion to the stature of the attorney – translator’s note). I guess they expect that, having no more strength, we will give in to his pressure and confess to acts that have nothing to do with us. But his efforts will not produce the desired results and we will resist his attacks, until the truth falls with all its weight on this pack of lies and we walk “free” on the streets again.
I send a cordial greeting, many hugs to all political prisoners and ask for your support in this effort.
Certainly be added, DEATH TO THE STATE AND CAPITAL. LONG LIVE ANARCHY! Greetings from Vinicio Carlo Aguilera Mery, Anarchist Political Prisoner hostage in the capital in the prison of Santiago 1
Also adhering to this statement:
Carlos Rivero Luttgue, Anarchist Political Prisoner
Felipe Guerra Guajardo, Antiauthoritarian Political Prisoner
Camilo Pérez Tamayo, Anarchist Political Prisoner

September 27, 2010
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>Mapuche Hunger Strikers Abandoned in Wake of Bicentenary Fiesta

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Press Release – 20th September 2010
As the international community anxiously observe the rapidly diminishing health status of 35 Mapuche political prisoners on hunger strike (day 71), global media and international human rights organisations report’s, repeatedly denounce the Chilean government’s apathetic and irresponsible stance. Meanwhile prior to the bicentenary weekend, 39 MEP’s conveyed urgent letters to the President of Chile, appealing for a swift resolution to the issue, in order to avoid a tragic loss of life.
Mapuche envoy’s last week presented a resolution to the European parliament, whilst the EP has since dispatched a fact finding delegation to the region in conflict.
During continuous global and national demonstrations in support of the strikers, 4 Chilean MP’s and over 14 community members also joined the hunger strike. A further Mapuche delegation including two Mapuche Werken (envoys) attended the United Nations Human Rights Council, 15th session with the intention to make interventions over the next week, set to urgently alert the humanitarian body to the imminent yet avoidable loss of Mapuche life.
Amidst the Chilean bicentenary celebration, following the Chilean administration’s announcement of a specially extended bicentenary holiday, President Piñera announced on Saturday, “I will not enter into dialogue with the Mapuche hunger strikers until such time as the party is concluded.” However during a catholic ceremony  the following day in honour of the Bicentenary, the President stated that “the strikers have chosen the wrong path”, as such he maintained ‘that he will not in fact speak to the striker’s but only to ‘non-militant’ Mapuche whom he claims are ‘truly representative of the Mapuche nation’. However contrary to the presidents propagandist and manipulative rhetoric the entire Mapuche nation are in full consensus with the historic demands of their brothers on hunger strike; therefore one can only speculate with whom the president believes he will be seated at a dialogue table, in the absence of authentic Mapuche authorities.
The Catholic Bishop of Temuco, Manuel Camilo Vial, reiterated the government party line in stating that “we have to stop the process of adoption of society of systematic use of violence by other actors outside our reality.” The Catholic Church in fact owns a significant tract of Mapuche ancestral land in the Temuco region which in the past few days was actively recuperated by a group of Mapuche families.
As Saturday’s fiesta moved into full swing the President’s degrading, inhumane and insensitive comments were cause for great lament for the families of the dying hunger strikers and the Mapuche nation, who have in the last week been repeatedly rallied to hospitals due to symptoms of heart failure; in this context the premiers sentiments can only serve to damage the already fragile trust building process that could lead potentially lead to reconciliation and the preservation of lives.
Equally, the premier’s comment’s further compound the injury to mind, body and spirit, synonymous with the pillaging of Mapuche ancestral territory, the living body that is for the Mapuche,  ‘Ñuke Mapu’ (mother earth) and her indigenous inhabitants.
As a means of restorative justice and equality for the Mapuche currently living under a racist, discriminatory Chilean State law that has led to 35 vibrant and healthy Mapuche individuals to have no alternative but to seek recourse to such extreme measures in order to attain their fundamental rights in the absence of alternative avenues to justice the strikers call for an end to the militarisation of Mapuche regions, end to the application of Anti Terrorist law to Mapuche, end to simultaneous trials in both civil and military courts for civil crimes, freedom for all Mapuche political prisoners, end to the use of use of anonymous witnesses in Mapuche trials and restoration of Mapuche ancestral territory.

For further information please refer to www.mapuche-nation.org

September 27, 2010
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>Excavator and police van torched in solidarity with Mexican and Chilean prisoners

> 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
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>BIOLOGICA Squat Info. Thessaloniki Greece

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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: biologica666@gmail.com

source: http://biologicasquad.blogspot.com/

September 27, 2010
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>Supermarket raid
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
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>Riots near U of O ‘like a war zone’

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September 26th, 2010 from the signalfire.website

Sep 25
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
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>Basque writer Asel Luzarraga deported from Chile

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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.”
No fingerprints
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
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>BOGOTA, Colombia: Squatter eviction

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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.

INFO:
from… http://www.colombianews.tv/news/92110-bogota-squatter-eviction

Watch online:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwvASOzkw2Q

September 25, 2010
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>SOLIDARITY TO OUR ANARCHISTS COMRADES IN CHILI FROM LONDON ACTFORFREEDOMNOW!

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 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.
Immediate freedom
to the arrested anarchists!
Stop the plunder of
Mapuche land now!
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY!!
AGAINST THE TERRORISM OF THE STATE AND CAPITAL!
                                     

Random anarchists

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

September 25, 2010
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Midnight attack with Molotov cocktails at riot squad

cops!

First registration: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 4:30

Attack! with about 10 coctails molotof!unleashed

unknown to 1:30 in the morning, when the riot squad.

A group  of Pepole threw Molotov cocktails at riot cops!

who were at the junction of Hippocrates and Navarino in

the area of Exarchia, Athens, and then gon!

September 25, 2010
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>Some unreported news from Bulgaria – Summer 2010

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25 Септември 2010


03.06.2010 – Jewelry shop in Sofia was robbed by only one man. He made it not in the night but in a bright day. How can one guess it is so easy to rob a jewelry shop, lol ?

30.08.2010, Sofia – A roma man (gypsy) managed to hit a policeman with a brick.

Political party “Ataka” (Attack) is the biggest right-wing party in Bulgaria. It is in the bulgarian parliament and in european parliament too and a lot of its younger members are fascists. But there are some resistance against them as well.

28.08.2010 in city of Varna, an office of the party “Ataka” was robbed.

07.09.2010 in city of Burgas, a shop belonging to “Ataka” was set on fire.

But fascism and fascists are on high rise in Bulgaria. On 06.06.2010 fascists beat down some left activists. Some fascists were arrested but latter released and it looks they will not be send in court. Same fascists organized a demonstration against roma people. Others right-wing nuts and priests organized demonstration demanding christianity to return to class rooms. WTF ?! This is not Talibania, this is Bulgaria and religion should stay away from school.

18.09.2010 Fortunately there was a pro-roma protest too. After France deported some roma people back to Bulgaria, some people organized this protest – a lot of ethnic bulgarians supported roma people too.

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September 24, 2010
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>Mapuche Solidarity – Direct Action in Vancouver

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Mapuche Solidarity - Direct Action in Vancouver
Mapuche Solidarity - Direct Action in Vancouver

September 23rd, 2010
Early in the afternoon on September 23rd a small group of us here in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, responded to the call-out for international solidarity with the 34 Mapuche weichafes (warriors) in prison in Chile, who have been on hunger strike since July 12th and also with the 14 anarchist revolutionaries who have been in prison since the August 14th raids on squats and social centers in Santiago.
We taped the Mapuche flag and dumped red paint on the front door of the Chilean consulate’s offices which is located on the 16th floor on 1185 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.
The Mapuche and anarchist comrades give us much inspiration in their determined struggle against the government and corporations of Chile. We hope that this small act reach the hearts of the resistance fighters and contribute to their will to persevere.
This struggle is international! We are with you.
Marichiweu (ten times we will win).
Coast Salish Territories
(Vancouver, Canada)

September 24, 2010
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>The court of appeals of the Thessaloniki 4 has been adjourned for January 14, 2011 This morning, the court of appeals of the Thessaloniki 4, the last remaining defendants of the 2003 EU summit demonstration, was adjourned for January 14, 2011. More information on the case and on solidarity initiatives will be published here in the build-up to the court of appeals in January.

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This morning, the court of appeals of the Thessaloniki 4, the last remaining defendants of the 2003 EU summit demonstration, was adjourned for January 14, 2011. More information on the case and on solidarity initiatives will be published here in the build-up to the court of appeals in January.

September 24, 2010
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>Por qué Pinochet no está cómodo en su tumba

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Comunicado de la red de contrainformación contrainfo.espiv.net en solidaridad con todos los políticamente perseguidos por el régimen de Chile, para la concentración del 24 de septiembre en Atenas, fuera de la embajada de Chile, en el marco de la jornada internacional de solidaridad con los presos en Chile. El Estado de Chile en 2009 puso en marcha una gran operación de persecución, contra ocupantes e indígenas mapuche, con el fin de exterminarles. En ambos casos, en colaboración perfecta con la Justicia, el objetivo era el mismo. Cargos de terrorismo.
…el show “caso bombas”…
   A la madrugada del 15 de agosto tuvo lugar una redada policial, increíblemente extensa e impresionante, en varias ciudades de Chile. Fuerzas policiales irrumpieron en ocupas, centros sociales y casas, deteniendo a muchas personas y destruyendo lo que encontraban a su paso.
   El nuevo descubrimiento del Estado chileno se llama “caso bombas”. La nueva operación de la policía chilena estriba en la localización de la presa adecuada, con tal de acusarle de 23 atentados con uso de explosivos, ocurridos en la ciudad de Santiago. Siete luchadores anarquistas están encarcelados, sujetos a un aislamiento total en los calabozos de la democracia burguesa afrontados con cargos de delitos mayores, unas imputaciones falsificadas y testificaciones de “testigos” falsas.
   La Prensa del país, desde hace unos meses ha estado preparando el terreno de estas detenciones, apuntando a unas personas y movimientos concretos. No nos olvidamos del caso del escritor y músico anarquista vasco Asel Luzarraga, quien fue acusado a principios de 2009 de ser autor de varios atentados con explosivos, fue condenado a arresto domiciliario y finalmente fue expulsado del Estado chileno. Su única relación con todo lo susodicho era su solidaridad públicamente declarada con el pueblo mapuche, principalmente a través de textos de apoyo a su causa.
…y la historia no termina aquí…
   Lo que no lograron los Incas y los conquistadores españoles, lo han logrado el Estado chileno y la dictadura de Pinochet, digno continuador de la cual es la actual democracia burguesa. Represión, asesinatos, juicios con cargos falsificados, exclusión social, prohibición de uso de su propia lengua, destrucción de su organización social, etc. El pillaje de la tierra de los mapuche y su desplazamiento forzado de los territorios que poseen desde hace siglos, estriba en una estrategia más general del Estado de acabar con cualquier enemigo interno, para establecer  el “consenso nacional” y aplicar el modelo occidental de “desarrollo” sin roces internos. Un papel importante en esta “liquidación” han asumido los medios de desinformación masivos, tanto con publicaciones difamatorias, como ocultando el papel sucio del Estado, de las empresas multinacionales de madera y metalúrgicas, las cuales han usurpado sus territorios tradicionales y los están devastando, causando un daño irreversible al ambiente medio natural, o el papel de grupos paraestatales,  que reiteradas veces han atacado al pueblo mapuche, quemando territorios suyos. Un ejemplo característico del papel sucio de los medios de desinformación masivos constituye la ocultación del comunicado de solidaridad con el pueblo mapuche que editaron hace unos días los 33 mineros atrapados.
    El pueblo indígena de mapuche está reclamando lo evidente. La devolución de sus tierras y el respecto al derecho de la autodeterminación. Los mapuche constituyen un movimiento de liberación nacional, el concepto primordial del cual sobre el Estado está desprendido de la típica bipolar confección occidental Estado Nación, puesto que su cosmovisión es próxima a la existencia de la existencia de la nación sin la del Estado. Esta cosmovisión y tradición social del pueblo, próxima a la consideración libertaria, ha creado durante los últimos años unos lazos de apoyo mutuo entre el pueblo mapuche y el movimiento anarquista de Chile. No cabe duda de que los mapuche están siendo criminalizados, procesados y condenados por lo que creen y no por lo que actúan.
   Por más de 2 meses y medio, 35 presos mapuche están en huelga de hambre (casi todos condenados con la ley antiterrorista, que está aplicado a sus casos con una facilidad excesiva, aún en casos de protestas no violentas) reclamando el derecho evidente a la vida, a la conservación de su cultura, así como la suspensión de su persecución con la ley antiterrorista.
http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2010/09/23/comunicado-contrainfo/

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September 24, 2010
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>Stop the press! Pinochet is uncomfortable in his grave

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Announcement of the Translation Counter-Information Network contrainfo.espiv.net in solidarity with all the politically persecuted by the regime of Chile, for the concentration of the 24th of September, out of the Embassy of Chile, in the context of the international solidarity day with the political prisoners in Chile.


In 2009, the chilean state commenced an intensive campaign of persecution against squatters and Mapuche natives, aiming at their extinction. In perfect cooperation with the judicial system, the goal was the same in both cases: accusations of terrorism.
theBomb Casespectacle
Early in the morning of August 15 an incredibly extensive and spectacular police operation took place in various Chilean cities. Police forces invaded squats, social spaces and houses, arresting plenty of people and destroying everything in their way.
 This new device of the chilean state is named “Bomb Case”. The new operation of the chilean police intends to find a convenient victim to charge with the 23 bombings that occured in Santiago.
 Seven anarchist revolutionaries are imprisoned in the dungeons of the bourgeois democracy at a state of absolute exclusion, facing heavy charges, forged tirades and fake witness testimonies. The chilean press has been laying for months the foundations for certain arrests, by targeting certain spaces and people. Let’s not forget that in 2009  the Basque anarchist writer and musician Asel Luzzaraga who was accused of various bombings, was sentenced to house arrest and finally deported by the chilean state. His only involvement with the aforementioned bombings was his publicly expressed solidarity to the Mapuche people, mainly through texts.
 and thats not all
The chilean state and pinochet’s dictatorship (who have found a worthy successor in the face of the current bourgeois democracy) have accomplished everything that the inkas and the spanish conquistadors have failed at. Repression, murder, trials based on fabricated tirades, social seclusion, prohibition to use their language, destruction of their social structures etc.
 The draining of the Mapuche land and their displacement from grounds that they belong to, for centuries is embedded within a general framework of state strategies that aims at the eradication of every internal enemy in order to restore “national unity” and promote the application of the western “growth” paradigm free of all internal conflicts. The media have once again taken up an important role in this purge through slandering, concealing the role of their corrupted government, the multinational lumber and mining companies who have infringed the Mapuche native ground and are shamelessly preying on it, having as a result the irreversible destruction of the environment as well as the implicit action of mercenaries who have repeatedly attacked Mapuche grounds, burning occupied areas. The concealment of a text composed by 33 miners which pledged solidarity to the Mapuche people exemplifies the media’s filthy role.
 The indigenous Mapuche people claim the self-evident: recursion of their land and respect to their right of self-determination. The Mapuche constitute a national liberation movement founded on a national concept different to the classic western bipolar construction of the Nation-State, since their worldview is pertinent to the concept of a stateless nation. During the last few years, this – akin to libertarian views – notion, this worldview and the social tradition of the people have established a fixed link of mutual aid between the Mapuche and the Chilean anarchist movement. There is no doubt that the Mapuche have been criminalized, trialed and sentenced for their thoughts, not for their acts.
For more than two and a half months, 35 imprisoned Mapuche are on hunger strike (most of them sentenced according to the anti-terrorist act that is easily applied even in cases of non-violent protests) demanding the cease of persecutions based on the anti-terrorist act and their self-evident right to life and preservation of their culture.
http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/2010/09/23/announcement-contrainfo/

FOR SPANISH:  http://es.contrainfo.espiv.net/2010/09/23/comunicado-contrainfo/
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September 23, 2010
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>Mapuche hunger strike – 3 prisoners in very serious condition

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Source: http://paismapuche.org/ – September 21, 2010
About 30 minutes ago due to the severity of their condition Mapuche Political Prisoners 20 year old Víctor Hugo Queipul Millanao and 30 year old Huaikilaf Cadin were urgently transferred from prison in Angol to the hospital in Victoria. The prisoner Huenchullan Felipe, also on hunger strike, has been admitted to the same hospital.
Mapuche communication team.

COMMUNIQUE and PUBLIC DENUNCIATION
Concerning the serious health condition of the Mapuche Political Prisoners in the jail of Angol.
The Autonomous Mapuche Temucuicui Community responsibly communicate the following to public opinion :

1 .- For the past few days the government of Sebastián Piñera has been playing with the lives of our Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike for 71 days and has deceived the public with a propagandised table of dialogue, which has no intention of responding to demands made by our brothers and supported by all the People of the Mapuche Nation. This is just a strategy for communication to the world to make it seem that the Right in power can control and manage social conflicts in Chile.
2 .- At this moment the Mapuche political prisoners are in very poor health. This racist and discriminatory government does not want to give a real solution to the demands posed by the hunger strikers. In all the prisons the bicentennial of Chile was celebrated with grilled empanadas and cuecas, while the hunger strike of our brothers continues without a glimpse of a solution or any credible and concrete dialogue giving assurance and certainty that the government and politicians will respect their word to listen to the demands of our imprisoned social fighters.
3 .- With these pictures we want to denounce the conditions of our brothers. Despite their delicate state of health, they maintain that the strike will not stop until their demands are taken into account by the Piñera government.
4 .- Our brothers Víctor Hugo Queipul Millanao, a member of our community and Waikilaf Cadin of the community of Juan Paillalef have just been transferred from Angol prison and hospitalized in very serious condition.
We call on all the organizations and the Mapuche communities not to fall for the dirty games and deception of this false dialogue table set up by Sebastián Piñera, and to come to Victoria hospital to try to visit our brothers that have been admitted there.
Comunidad Mapuche Autónoma TEMUCUICUI
WALL Mapuche, Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 23, 2010
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>“Welcome to Europe”

>Announcement

This is the name of the organization which discovered and exposed the field with the mass graves of drowned refugees on the border of  Evros. There’s no meaning in numbers and statistics, any more. Important are the coherences and thoughts that the images bring to those who are yet not dehumanized. The image of a shoddy metal sign, riddled by gun-shots in front of a field with fresh popped pits. “Cemetery,” is indicated, “of illegal immigrants” …
We know, of course, that a daily war is going on across the border of Evros, and its victims [we talk about dead people] are always the refugees. But it’s even shocking to know that the dead refugees are dumped into pits in the fields. Contextually are coming to mind images in black and white of war and mass killings, pictures of holocaust, with bulldozers piled up in ditches piles of corpses. Is this an exaggeration? But yet … The proportions that make the association inevitable is tolerance, indifference and complicity of those societies which are responsible for massacre.
Exaggeration? What the hell… Let’s we all learn to listen and then everyone should take responsibility for the tolerance, the indifference, and the complicity. Each year hundreds or thousands of people are killed around the -so called “civilized” western world- Europe ‘s external and internal (sea ports, detention camps) borders. The mass slaughter is taking place at our next door, as corpses are washed up on beaches where the western tourists are having their holiday, on beaches where the greek fishermen are fishing. Tragically, this mass slaughter on the borders is only the last act of the drama for the refugees who escaped from countries that have been devastated by western colonization, the IMF, dictatorships and tyrannies – servile to western interests. From countries which lack rudimentary infrastructure for the reasons above, and on the first heavy rainstorm or on a usual earthquake are measuring carnage victims. From the countries ravaged by wars for oil, diamonds, by wars of the western capital, by wars with the participation of the greek state for the sake of the greek capital.
After all these, at least let us demand from this state to bury the people who were killed in its frond door – bury them like humans and not like dogs. As a society we also have to demand stopping the institutional reproduction of this humiliating designation “illegal” for those people who were lucky enough to survive and cross that door.