May 18, 2019
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Athens, Exarcheia :  Narcomafia, Airbnb & Counterinsurgency – continuing the discussion.

Narcomafia, Airbnb & Counterinsurgency – continuing the discussion
We do not want to dwell on the points already discussed. Most of the space agrees with and recognizes the main issues. More important is the question of what can be done. This Summer will see increasing tourism, Airbnb use and “customers” heading to the square. We have the ability to disrupt this transaction.
Friday nights around 1030-11pm is prime time to disrupt this trade and tourism in the area. Our presence in the square and streets with slogans, occupation and direct action is enough. Consistent, weekly Summer action will impede customers on the square and make tourists rethink their museum.
As for the divisions among the space, there are many of us as individuals willing to come together. We suggest this course of action to put forth a clear path.
No more toleration for authoritarian “management” of the public space of Exarcheia. Not one more incident of any kind against the anarchist movement by the para state. If it takes making the square intolerable for anyone other than anarchists than so be it. We are fed up.
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May 18, 2019
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France, Paris : Diplomatic Vehicle Torched in Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

Without waiting for the masses, without waiting for ritual rendezvous, without waiting for any movement or specific struggle. What drives us is our individual asocial tension.
We are aware that we are only small thorns in the foot of power. But we have on our side the dignity of those who do not surrender, despite everything.
On the night of May 6th, a diplomatic car was torched on rue du Bois de Boulogne, in the 16th arrondissement of Paname.
In solidarity with the anarchists sentenced in Italy for the Scripta Manent trial and al the others, all over the world, from Russia to Latin America.
A nod to the fire-lighting night owls.
Long Live Anarchy!
via: mpalothia

May 17, 2019
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France : Call for solidarity after the 1st of May in Paris

Call for solidarity after the 1st of May in Paris
Since the end of November, as the Gilet Jaune’s movement develops, cops and banks are being regulary attacked. In such a context, the 1st of May could have been a radical break in this world made of borders and wars.
It could have been the ungoing of the 16th of Marth’s riots and, to put it in perspective, an attack against the life-breaker industry called authority.
Nationalists and Regionalists flags are all over the place, all over
our grounds, and at the same time the courts are filling up the prisons as the french state annonced that it’ll be able to inprison 10,000 more people in the next 10 years, not to mention the Administrative Detention Center and psychiatric wards, and as the capitalistic speech tells us to smile as we die more and more in the inside. Work is just another way of saying « Kill me ».

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May 17, 2019
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Avis de tempêtes – bulletin anarchiste pour la guerre sociale n°17 (mai 2019) vient de sortir.


Pour lire, imprimer et diffuser ce petit bulletin autour de soi (il est
en format A5, et celui-ci fait 16 pages), on pourra retrouver chaque
nouveau numéro tous les 15 du mois, ainsi que les précédents, sur le
blog :

https://avisdetempetes.noblogs.org

“Elle arrive, elle arrive, la révolution ! Tiens, encore un coup de
publicitaires qui tentent de nous refourguer leur dernier produit, se dit-on. Mais pas cette fois. Aujourd’hui, ce sont des geeks faussement décontractés et perroquets d’État qui font sonner leurs trompettes : une nouvelle « révolution numérique » serait en marche avec l’arrivée prochaine de la 5G. Si la question est celle d’une dépossession généralisée galopante, d’une déréalisation croissante affectant profondément la sensibilité humaine, du resserrement participatif des filets de l’aliénation et du contrôle ou encore du durcissement des Continue Reading →

May 15, 2019
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Italy: About the sentence in “Scripta Manent” trial and update on comrade Marco Bisesti

About the sentence in the “Scripta Manent” trial

On April 24, the Turin Court of Assizes issued the first instance sentence for the “Scripta Manent” trial (which followed the repressive operation in which five comrades were arrested on September 6, 2016, and two others received notification of pre-trial detention while they were already in prison for the attack against Roberto Adinolfi of May 7, 2012).

Alfredo Cospito was sentenced to 20 years, held responsible for the possession and transport of explosives in relation to the bomb at the Parco Ducale at the Parma RIS (“special investigation department” of Carabinieri) of 24 October 2005 (acquitted of the charge of attack as “crime impossible” because the switch of the bomb was off), of the explosive
envelope sent to the then mayor of Bologna Cofferati in 2 November 2005 (convicted of the bombing plus “possession and transportation of explosives”), of attacks with multiple explosive devices at the Carabinieri school of Fossano in June 2, 2006, and in the Crocetta
district in Turin in 7 March 2007 (crime of “massacre aggravated by the fact that the goal would have been the police” and acquitted of the aggravating circumstance of political motivation), of sending explosive packages to the then mayor of Turin (Chiamparino), to the editor of the newspaper “Torino Cronaca” (Giuseppe Fossati) and to COEMA Edilità
(company involved in the restructuring of the CIE, “identification and expulsion centre” for migrants) in July 2006. He is also indicated as promoter of the FAI (Federazione Anarchica Informale), recognized as a “subversive association with purposes of terrorism”. The aggravating circumstance of transnationality has fallen.

Anna Beniamino was sentenced to 17 years for the Crocetta and Fossano bombs (2006 and 2007) and for the explosive packets of July 2006 (the same three for which Alfredo was sentenced), as well as for “subversive association with terrorist purposes” as promoter of the FAI.

Nicola Gai was sentenced to 9 years for “subversive association with terrorist purposes”.

Marco Bisesti and Alessandro Mercogliano were sentenced to 5 years for participation in a “subversive association with terrorist purposes”.

All the other defendants were acquitted (for all 23 defendants the charge was “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order” and for some comrades also “instigation  to commit a crime” and “terrorist attack”). All those condemned remain in prison, while Danilo has been released from prison and Valentina leaves the house arrest (to which she had been transferred from Rebibbia prison in Rome in December 2017).

The court has 90 days from April 24 to write the reasons for the sentence.

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Anarchist comrade Marco Bisesti is in isolation since May 6th, 2019:

We learn that Marco Bisesti began serving 10 days of isolation from May 6th. This due to a verbal argument that occurred in mid-April with a guard, who thought of using the hydrant against an inmate in solitary confinement on the floor below the cell where Marco is locked up.

Freedom for all!

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Here the addresses of the comrades:
Alfredo Cospito, Nicola Gai and Alessandro Mercogliano
C. C. di Ferrara, via Arginone 327, 44122 Ferrara, Italia.
Marco Bisesti
C. C. di San Michele, strada statale per Casale 50/A, 15121 Alessandria, Italia.
Anna Beniamino
C. C. de L’Aquila, via Amiternina 3, località Costarelle di Preturo, 67100 L’Aquila, Italia.
via insuscettibile di ravvedimento. (slightly edited for clarity)

May 15, 2019
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Political Statement of Front Anti Fasis Bandung (Bandung Anti Fascist Front) on State Brutality during May Day 2019 in Bandung , Indonesia

We, Front Anti Fasis Bandung (Bandung Anti Fascist Front), hereby condemn and curse every brutal act that the State carried out via its repressive state apparatus against the masses at the 2019 May Day demonstration in Bandung. We also condemn every form of violation to human rights that the State carried out against the arrested comrades in Bandung Police Station and in the Mobile Brigade base in Jatinangor. Furthermore, we also condemn these wretches for their savage actions against May Day demonstrations in many other areas. As for other condemnations, we say to ever State element that took part in the repression of May Day 2019 in Bandung the following:
1. We challenge the idea that the destruction cost the nation and that we should pay. What is the State there for and how big is the cost when they greedily take money from taxes that goes into their pockets? It we see it from a context of freedom of democracy that has oppressed from the beginning, the vandalism and wheatpaste bombing is a form of resistance against what the State stole from the people. Continue Reading →

May 15, 2019
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So-called Canada: RCMP Vehicles Destroyed in Hamilton

Submitted anonymously to North Shore Counter-Info
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Since 1873, the Canadian government has been using the RCMP and all police services at their disposal to forcefully invade indigenous territory, helping to steal their land for resources and aid in their assimilation.
Out west on Wet’suweten territory in Northern BC the RCMP continue to harass individuals travelling to and from their homes, seizing cars and leaving youth and mothers stranded in the wilderness. In addition, police continue to keep the Wet’suwet’en from freely accessing hunting and fishing grounds and as the spring thaw continues – areas where they would gather berries and medicines for sickness and ceremony. All this on behalf and in favour of TransCanada/TC Energy.

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May 14, 2019
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Ger/En : FEUER DEN KNÄSTEN! BLAZING REGARDS FROM NOWHERE :

May 2019
You out there, you inside there,
Language is always vague and in this case there is no fitting vocabulary to really express how much I miss you all. You out there, you inside there. How much your solitary  words and strong-willed acts quicken me. Outside as inside. How equal my inflamed hate is like yours which applies to the dirty guardians of the law in uniforms, robes and suits. Once again they have kidnapped a close comrade, this time from Zurich, and callous they are naughty to steal freedom of him by using their power-preservative and cold articles. You are not alone as well as I am not alone on my wayless path in clandestinity. Cause we are connected through the strength of our ideas and desires.
Comrades are searched by a creator and not corpses nor folds nor believers. Co-creators are searched by a creator, those who write new values on new blackboards.“ („Thus Spoke Zarathustra“, F. Nietzsche)

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May 14, 2019
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Spain : Operación antiterrorista contra el anarquismo en Madrid

Operación antiterrorista contra el anarquismo en Madrid
La mañana del 13 de mayo un nuevo operativo antiterrorista contra el anarquismo golpeaba en Tetuán (madrid).
El Espacio Anarquista La Emboscada y otra vivienda okupada eran registradas por miembros de la brigada de información y un operativo de antidisturbios. La operación se ha saldado con dos personas detenidas.
En nuestra mente las operaciones Pandora, Piñata, Ice y la operación que aún mantiene a Lisa entre rejas. Más recientemente las operaciones policiales europeas en respuesta a la revuelta en Hamburgo contra el G20, o las detenciones del pasado 29 de octubre de 2018 en Madrid…
En resumen: los golpes del Estado a la lucha. Frente a esto el cariño, la solidaridad, las redes de afinidad y las ganas de no rendirse jamás son armas contra el miedo y la represión.
Permanecer atentas a más información y convocatorias.
¡Ni inocentes ni culpables!
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May 14, 2019
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Germany ,Berlin: OUR THEORY: communication through PRACTICE. Attack 2

Actforfree: receved on: 13.5.19
(orginal: de.indymedia)

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OUR THEORY: communication through PRACTICE. Attack 2

… The battles against Amazon or Google sites: Rightfully, attacks against the infrastructure of the almost daily mentioned „technological attack“ are carried out with a certain regularity. Often the criticism is directed against the always as more extensive percieved surveillance that seems to prevent us increasingly from becoming rebellious.
To counter this, the nightly action becomes a litte more thoughtful, secret or even technically sophisticated each time. In the claims of responsabilty it is written for the thousandth time why it is legitimate to attack x,y,z, or why an event a has now been followed by action b, as we also did in the first part of this series (Out theory: communication through practice. Attack 1).

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May 13, 2019
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Komotini,North Greece: Solidarity with the Antifascist Hunger Strike Jock Palfreeman


Solidarity with the Antifascist Hunger Strike Jock Palfreeman

From Sunday, April 21, the anti-fascist prisoner of Bulgarian prisons and president of the Bulgarian Prisoners Association, Jock Palfreeman, is on a hunger strike.
Jock Palfreeman started a hunger strike as a protest against corruption and abuse of power by the Sofia Prison Administration and in particular by the leader Desilav Angelov Traykov. After his transfer from the prison of Kaziceni to the prison in Sofia for medical surveillance, Jock was tortured by the prison guards.

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May 13, 2019
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Italy: “Scintilla” repressive operation: Beppe and Antonio have been released from prison

 Waiting for more news, we learn from a message that the 6 of May Beppe and Anto were freed from the Ferrara prison with the daily signatures at a police station or a barracks [note: they were arrested on 7 February in the context of “Scintilla” operation and the eviction of Asilo Occupato in Turin.
Actually only Silvia remain in jail at L’Aquila].
All free!
via:insuscettibilediravvedimento

May 13, 2019
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Austria: 2 ATMs Burned in Vienna in Solidarity with Lisa

On the weekend of 28th and 29th of April, 2 ATMs were burned in Vienna (Austria) as a message of solidarity with the comrade Lisa, who is imprisoned at the moment in Barcelona. She was charged for robbing a bank in Germany.
We don’t want to live in a capitalist world, in which consumption and property are forming the center of being.
An action to strengthen ourselves, so we will never stop attacking these realities in all places – against the domination of capitalism and state, against prison and all other forms of incarceration and oppression
for sticking together and for freedom!
via: 325

May 13, 2019
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Italy : Updates regarding the “Renata” operation

 On 7 May, in Trento, a “precautionary appeal” hearing was held (a kind of appeal by the Review) for the comrades arrested on 19 February [2019]. Apart for Stecco, who remains detained for another definitive sentence, the comrades in prison are now under house arrest (with all the restrictions).
Sasha, who was already under house arrest, has an obligation to stay in Rovereto and return home between 9.00 pm and 7.00 am. Mobilization in view of the trial continues. And the solidarity for the comrades still in prison, especially for the companions at L’Aquila, to whom all our support must go. A special thought also to the companions of the operation “Scripta manent” hit by heavy sentences, solidarity and strength!
comrades of Trentino
via: insuscettibilediravvedimento.

May 13, 2019
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Italy : Update about “Renata” operation: five comrades were transferred to house arrest

 On May 9, five anarchist prisoners from February 19, 2019 following “Renata” repressive operation were transferred under house arrest. They are Agnese Trentin (who had recently been transferred to the AS2 prison section of L’Aquila), Giulio Berdusco, Roberto Bottamedi (who were detained in Tolmezzo), Andrea Parolari and Nicola Briganti (who were detained in Ferrara). Comrade Luca Dolce (known as “Stecco”) remains in prison because of other final sentences.
While another comrade, Sasha, who was also arrested on 19 February and immediately placed under house arrest, had this last “precautionary measure” transformed into an obligation to stay and return home from 9.00 pm to 7.00 am, with the obligation to stay in the municipality of residence.

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May 13, 2019
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Montreal: Architecture Firm Designing Migrant Prison Sabotaged

The following communique was anonymously posted originally to Montreal Counter-Info.
It reads:
On the night of April 14th, we paid a visit to Lemay’s headquarters in St. Henri to make a contribution to the struggle against the construction of a proposed new migrant prison, set to open in 2021 in Laval, QC.
Lemay is a major architecture firm involved in designing the prison. We shut off access to the building by gluing all the locks, smashing the electronic sensors that permit access to the building by key cards, and u-locking door handles together at multiple entrances. The garage doors were blocked by a combination of spike strips and smoke bombs, which were rigged to go off if the garage doors opened. We assume that employees and company clients had a hard time accessing the building the next day, and hope they will continue to feel the effects of escalating actions against them and others involved in the project.
We want to stop this prison from happening. We want to undo the institutions of exclusion, confinement, and surveillance that uphold white supremacy and capitalism, and send our solidarity to all those struggling against the violence they depend on.
Let’s shut it all down.
No borders, no prisons.

May 12, 2019
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Reflections on the trial against some anarchists in Belgium 2019

I have been called to appear before a Belgian State court along with some other anarchists principally accused of being a part of what was described as a “terrorist organization” at the start of a long investigation, but which in the end has been re-qualified as a “criminal conspiracy”. I am not writing these lines to begin an indirect dialogue with the State institutions, nor to tell the story of my life, but simply to tear off the veil of silence that the State might want to pull over any convictions.
The revolt against power, the struggle for freedom, has always marked human history. To put it better, in my opinion challenging established power is crucial to human history on earth – and, in the light of the current titanesque society that is sinking in oceans of blood, suffering, despair and unspeakable tragedies, is somewhat paradoxical. There is a beautiful Greek tragedy that raises the problem of revolt, the incompatibility between State and conscience, coercion and freedom, law and ethics. It is the story of Antigone, a king’s daughter, who refused to obey. She refused to bow to the laws of this world, laws made by men, wanting to follow only “divine prescriptions”. It is obvious that gods, as well as divine laws, only exist in the human mind; the real essence of this tragedy is the revolt against established power.
Ultimately, the “divine prescriptions” according to which Antigone intended to lead her life are simply the echoes of her conscience and the ethical consequences deriving from it. To renounce one’s conscience in order to obey power is to cease to exist as an individual. And how could conscience not immediately come into conflict with human laws? These laws are imposed to maintain power in office, the order of things. The powerful, the judges, the rich (but also, unfortunately, a good number of their subjects) will say that laws exist for the well-being of all, are an expression – incomplete without a doubt – of social justice and that, even with all their imperfections are necessary to prevent the “war of all against all”. Antigone knew that this was just chatter to put the unbelievers to sleep and legitimize the principle of power, of authority.

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May 12, 2019
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Italy : THE FIRST OF MAY IS A DAY OF STRUGGLE! 

In this day of struggle we are here to demand the freedom of the comrades struck by the democratic repression which panders to capitalism, imprisoning and sanctioning those who put their dissent against injustice into practice in daily life.
Too many comrades have been struck by restrictions on freedom because they have fought against the exploitation of territories, against fascism, racism, sexism, wage slavery and against all the wars created by capitalism. With its democratic repressive laws the State is criminalizing any form of social dissent in advance; the numbers of comrades concerned are mind-boggling. Imprisonment, expulsion orders and charges of terrorism have been inflicted on comrades simply because they took to the streets to claim the rights of any human being. We want a free world, a world without barriers, customs or borders, we want a world where differences don’t exist, we want a free world built on the values of fraternity and social peace, a world without uniforms or prisons. Certainly it won’t be the democratic stick with its laws to intimidate us; we will carry on all the struggles in course and there will be others if necessary till we reach a free society and for every comrade inside there will always be hundreds outside fighting. 
THE COMRADES OUT OF JAIL!
Cassa Anti Repressione contact:
lafiaccoladellanarchia@autistici.org

Translated by act for freedom now!
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May 12, 2019
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Dublin, Ireland: Solidarity actions against banks and ATM’s

On a night in May, 2 banks, Bank of Ireland and an AIB were vandalized in South Dublin. Slogans of “HOMES FOR ALL”, “BURN THE BANKS”, and “CLASS WAR” spray painted on windows and walls. Also 4 ATM’s were glued up, how this was done was by using cardboard the same thickness, width, and half the length of an ATM card, inserted into the card slot and then super glue pored in.
This was done in solidarity with all those who are on the receiving end of the so called “housing crisis”. This so called “crisis” for housing has been raging as long as capitalism has existed, although now the struggle for housing is at a particularly brutal period. There are record number of people homeless in Ireland, there is over 10,000 and over 3,000 are children (these numbers don’t include the hidden homeless). Since 2015, families becoming homeless has risen 268%, and many, many people have died frozen to death sleeping on the streets.
 

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May 12, 2019
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Madrid, Spain : III RENCONTRE ANARCHISTE CONTRE LE SYSTÈME TECHNOLOGIQUE ET SON MONDE

Por tercer año consecutivo tendrá lugar en el CSOA La Gatonera (C/ Valentín Llaguno, 32) el Encuentro anarquista contra el sistema tecnoindustrial. Este encuentro surge debido a la necesidad de generar un discurso contra el sistema de dominación en el que nos hayamos, dicho sistema impregna el mundo que nos rodea bajo una lógica tecnocientífica donde todo es medible, cuantificable y por tanto, está sujeto a un control. Dicho desarrollo se basa en la sustitución de los procesos naturales por procesos técnicos sometiendo así a los individuos, animales y el ecosistema a la mega máquina.Cómo anarquistas consideramos que la lucha debe integrar la necesidad de proteger nuestro medio y recuperar la autonomía que este sistema nos ha arrebatado.
El encuentro tendrá lugar los días 24, 25 y 26 de mayo. A lo largo del fin de semana habrá charlas y debates, rutas, exposiciones de distintos temas y distrubidoras con diverso material. Después de cada charla, habrá comedores y cenadores veganos. Para cualquier duda, escríbenos a contratodanocividad@riseup.net

Programa:
  • VIERNES 24 A LAS 19:00H Charla: «Tecnología, técnica, transhumanismo: Las aventuras del poder.» A cargo de PMO, Pièces et main d’œuvre
  • SÁBADO 25 A LAS 12:00H Charla: «Una crítica a la inteligencia artificial desde una perspectiva anarquista.» A cargo de MOAI.
  • SÁBADO 25 A LAS 17:00H Charla-paseo: «La nocividad y la Smart City en Carabanchel» A cargo de Negre i Verd.
  • SÁBADO 25 A LAS 19:00H Charla: «La influencia de las tecnociencias en la vida cotidiana» A cargo del Collettivo Resistenze al Nanomondo.
  • DOMINGO 26 A LAS 17:30H Charla: «¿Tiene política la tecnología?» A cargo de Cul de Sac
  • DOMINGO 26 A LAS 19:30H Charla: «El Green New Deal y el ecologismo de estado: la sumisión sostenible» A cargo del Collettivo Resistenze al Nanomondo.
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