August 31, 2020
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Chile: Letter from Anarchist Comrade Juan Flores Riquelme about the Arrest of Mónica and Francisco

We knew that by choosing the path of struggle against capital, our lives would develop against all odds, and it was not unknown to us that prison could be a possible destination.
We questioned this humiliating reality and its so-called “social peace”, we severely questioned the enrichment of the bourgeoisie and their power. There are really too many questions to take a stand against the prevailing order. Countless have been the assassinations by the repressive forces of the power, countless those insurgents who have given their lives looking for the sharpening of the conflict against the states.
Did the elite of this country believe that we would stand idly by after all their years of misery, alienation and neoliberal exploitation?
How could we not try to be the stumbling block against the uninterrupted advance of capitalism and the states?

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August 31, 2020
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Statue of John A. Macdonald Toppled (Montral,Canada)

29/8/20 Demonstrators took down the statue of John A. Macdonald today in downtown Montreal, at the end of the demonstration to defund the police. Macdonald was Canada’s first prime minister. He is responsible for the creation of the residential school system, the adoption of laws aiming to exclude people of Chinese origin, and the hanging of Métis martyr Louis Riel.
A symbol of the colonialism and racism that persist in this country, the Macdonald statue had already been vandalized with paint many times.
Further details will follow.
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info

August 30, 2020
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Thessaloniki, Greece: Diplomatic Vehicle Torched for Ebru Timtik & Terra Incognita Squat

On August 17, forces of the occupying army of the Republic invade and evacuate the occupied space Terra Incognita. They confiscate logistical equipment, political material as well as means of social and class struggle. After days of investigation they decide to seal the building.
The occupation of Terra Incognita has for years been one of the most historic landmarks of radical struggle and anti-authoritarian action. Next to the imprisoned militants and those excluded by state welfare and capitalist prosperity, present in the anti-fascist movement, in the social and class struggles, in the marches, in the conflicts, in the interventions and attacks on the state and capitalist interests.
The hostage-taking of the liberated territory of Terra Incognita by the hands of the state is a challenge and a call to constant war. Defending the occupation opens a new period of constant open conflict by all means. Conflict not only at the operational level with the mechanisms of repression but also at the political-ideological level with the mechanisms of state and capitalist propaganda that try to criminalize revolutionary action and social struggle.

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August 29, 2020
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Komotini, Northen Greece: International Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners

On Thursday 27/08/2020, as part of the international week of solidarity
with in prison comrades around the world, we hung two banners at the
western entrance and exit of Komotini, on the railway bridge over the
highways.
Those Who Forget In prison Comrades Forget Their Politic Substance
Our Solidarity Exceeds the Limits of Their World
UTOPIA A.D. SQUAT
Komotini Northen Greece
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August 29, 2020
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France / Italy: Letter from Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Carla

On Tuesday 25 August 2020, Carla, arrested on 26 July, was finally extradited to Italy. She is now incarcerated in Vigevano prison, near Milan, in the AS3 module (alta sicurezza 3).
This high-security isolation section is initially reserved for prisoners accused of belonging to the mafia. Since the closure of the aquila, the AS2 sections, reserved for detainees considered political by the state, hardly exist for women, with the exception of Rebbibia (Rome) where Flavia and Anna are. Anna is only there for a few weeks because the Italian state has chosen to dispatch the companions, which is why most of them, including Carla, end up in AS3.
Carla wrote a letter from Fresnes prison which we reproduce below.
Let us continue to write to her and express our solidarity!
To write to her :
Carla Tubeuf
casa circondariale di Vigevano Centralino
via Gravellona 240
27029 Vigevano (PV), Italy
******
Fresnes, 19.08.2020
Salut!
After 536 days on the run, I was arrested on July 26th near Saint-Etienne. I experienced the arrest as the first performance of a scene repeated a thousand times in my head, or rather 536 times? Everything seemed to happen in slow motion: the hooded cops pointing their rifles at me, put me down and ask me the name that I’ve so often been called lately. It felt strange to pronounce it.
I was then brought to Paris by the SDAT [Anti-Terrorist Sub-Directorate], four hours of travel handcuffed behind my back in the company of their balaclavas. They blindfolded me for the last few kilometers that separated us from their premises in Levallois-Perret. They were the ones who took me to court two days after the arrest, then to Fresnes prison.
At the hearing, I accepted the extradition without hesitation. I had followed the events surrounding the arrest of Vincenzo Vecchi (whom I greet in passing) closely, but he had refused, offering himself a chance to remain free in France. For me, the choice was between waiting for the trial in France or in Italy, where the other defendants in Operation Scintilla are, all of them free except Silvia, who is still under judicial supervision.

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August 29, 2020
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Thessaloniki, Greece – responsibility claim in Solidarity with Terra Incognita squat by Anarchists

In the early hours of August 17, 2020 uniformed scum invade and evict the Terra Incognita squat. They seize equipment and logistical infrastructure in a frantic festival of state terrorism and a media torrent of sewage. But heads held high the comrades of the occupation are showing us the way to the struggle and not the victory of the State and the neo-liberal repressive strategy: buildings are being reoccupied. The structures are being rebuilt. The relations and fermentations taking place within them can never be suppressed by any State, or cop or power…
During its 17 years of presence and action, the Terra Incognita squat has written the word Consistency in the history book in huge letters. And defending both the occupation and the comrades who are the target of repression during this period is the non-negotiable
revolutionary duty of all of us. We take responsibility for the arson attack on a vehicle of the diplomatic corps on Megalou Alexandrou Street, in the night of Tuesday, August 18, as a first reflexive action of aggressive solidarity and response to the plans of State repression. We are at war and our solidarity is a weapon with a bullet in the chamber.
Solidarity with Terra Incognita squat

Strength to those who defend the intransigence of human dignity…

Anarchists

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via: athens.indymedia.
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August 28, 2020
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Rome, Italy: Enjoy cars burned

ROME – IN THE NIGHT BETWEEN THE 20TH AND 21ST AUGUST SOME ENI-ENJYOI CARS WERE ATTACKED IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PRISONERS OF ‘OP. BIALYSTOK’ AND ‘SCRIPTA MANENT.’
ROS AND DIGOS SHIT
ALL FREE
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August 28, 2020
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Saint-Martin (Guadeloupe) : joyous madness versus brute normality

via:sansnom , Saint-Martin : Three gendarmerie vehicles set on fire
Guadeloupe 1ère, 19 August 2020 (extract)


Three gendarmerie vehicles, two of which were unmarked, were set on fire this Wednesday morning in Marigot. The alleged perpetrator, quickly identified as a homeless man known to the gendarmerie services, was arrested and put in jail.

It is 6:30 am this Wednesday morning in Marigot, when three vehicles of the gendarmerie, two of which unmarked, parked in rue du Général de Gaulle, catch fire. Fire rescue services and gendarmes called on site can only note the extent of the damage. The fire ravaged the vehicles, which exploded.

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August 28, 2020
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Greece: Day of execution of Sacco & Vanzetti – Solidarity actions in Gavdos island

As a response to the call for International Week of Solidarity with anarchist prisoners (23-30 August -from the 23rd of August, the day of execution of Sacco and Vanzetti), we took action in Gavdos island -the so-called “southern-most point of Europe”.
We don’t lay back during our holiday, while anarchists all around the world are captive in the cells of democratic states. We break the isolation by activating cells of direct action (through comrade initiatives), even in the most out-of-the-way places.We decided to express our solidarity in action through a series of interventions:
i. On Friday 22nd of August, we painted graffiti slogans on several walls with context regarding solidarity with the anarchist prisoners all over the world as well as with the evacuated squat of Terra Incognita in Thessaloniki (evacuated on the 17th of August). We also filled with (anarchist) slogans the town hall, chosen as an institutional landmark/symbol.

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August 27, 2020
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Athens,Greece: One year of resistance against state terrorism 10, 100, thousands of squats

10, 100, thousands of squats
One year of resistance against state terrorism
Today 26.8.20 marks one year since the armed hooded men of Chrysochoidis invaded the refugee squat of Spyrou Trikoupi 17 and the neighboring Transito squat. It was early in the morning when they forcibly pulled out families with young children from their beds–people who after much hardship and suffering had found a place to grow roots again in these buildings. They took them from their home and distributed them in miserable camps to live in the dirt and with indifference in canvas tents. Since then, a barrage of state terrorist attacks on refugee and political squats has led to evacuations, snatching of people, beatings, and arrests.
The refugee squats have functioned for many years as unprecedented experiments of practical anti-racism and anti-fascism, self-organization, and solidarity. These spaces have given thousands of people the opportunity to regain their stolen autonomy and the right to define their own lives away from human guards and charity contractors. And almost all of them were evacuated.Families with babies, single women, LGBTQI+ people, the sick and disabled, survivors of torture were all brutally detached from their daily lives and relationships and were trapped in nothing but state mercilessness.
Political squats that formed cells of social action in neighborhoods, challenging the prevailing ideas of tourism, private property, and commercialization, which turned cities into concrete class pyramids of solitary depravity and social rivalry, were also evacuated. Those who defended these squats faced harsh repression. But this also extended to simple neighbors, as it happened in Koukaki.Bricks were placed where there were open doors.Where once voices, songs, and laughter were heard, only silence echoes now.Where life spread its wings, they left only the dust of desolation.The targeting of squats through the monstrous lies of the media is an integral purpose of the state, which wants to crush any spatial, social, and ideological sphere, that shows and proves that there is another way to live, away from gender, class, ethnicity, and religious hierarchies. That our passage through the world deserves to be more than constant anxiety of survival and a lesson in obedience, that we can throw the weights of artificial suspicion to express, to create, to dream collectively. At the same time, it is an integral part of the most disgusting but also the purest face of power, of raw authoritarianism.

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August 27, 2020
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Kenosha Wisconsin Erupts After Police Try to Execute Jacob Blake (usa)

Jacob Blake was shot by an officer of the enemy in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday. Blake, 29, had been working on breaking up a fight, when he returned to his vehicle with his 3 sons inside. The pig grabbed his shirt and shot him 7 times as he was turned away. Blake is currently in intensive care, fighting for his life.
The people of Kenosha responded in-kind, attacking the courthouse, burning cars and dump trucks, breaking police cars, hurling bricks and molotovs at pigs. They succeeded in knocking at least one pig unconscious, protecting others from his attacks. The courthouse was set on fire.
This attack comes shortly after the George Floyd Rebellion, in response to a police executing another black man on the streets of Minneapolis. The rebellion began in May in dozens of cities and towns across the United States, and in Portland, Oregon, and Louisville, Kentucky, where Breonna Taylor was executed by pigs, protests and uprisings continue until today.
via: amwenglish

August 27, 2020
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Illness and capital.

ES: analisis-enfermedad-y-capital-a-m-bonanno/
GR:ragnarok.squat.gr/2020/08/28/alfredo-m-bonanno
Illness, i.e.a faulty functioning of the organism, is not peculiar to man. Animals also get ill, and even things can in their own way present defects in functioning. The idea of illness as abnormality is the classic one that was developed by medical science.
The response to illness, mainly thanks to the positivist ideology which still dominates medicine today, is that of the cure, that is to say, an external intervention chosen from specific practices, aimed at restoring the conditions of a given idea of normality.
Yet it would be a mistake to think that the search for the causes of illness has always run parallel to this scientific need to restore normality. For centuries remedies did not go hand in hand with the study of causes, which at times were absolutely fantastical. Remedies had their own logic, especially when based on empirical knowledge of the forces of nature.
In more recent times a critique of the sectarianism of science, including medicine, has based itself on the idea of man’s totality: an entity made up of various natural elements—intellectual, economic, social, cultural, political and so on. It is in this new perspective that the materialist and dialectical hypothesis of Marxism inserted itself. The variously described totality of the new, real man no longer divided up into the sectors that the old positivism had got us used to, was again encapsulated in a one-way determinism by the Marxists. The cause of illness was thus considered to be due exclusively to capitalism which, by alienating man through work, exposed him to a distorted relationship with nature and ‘normality’, the other side of illness.
In our opinion neither the positivist thesis that sees illness as being due to a faulty functioning of the organism, nor the Marxist one that sees everything as being due to the misdeeds of capitalism is sufficient.

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August 27, 2020
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Germany: Letter by Thomas Meyer-Falk for the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

Prisons are places of darkness, of gloom, real life cannot flourish there. Because what is “real life”? It is one in freedom, integrated in friendly relationships, experiencing oneself as an individual. Because we live ourselves and are not lived.
It is not without reason that prison criticism is therefore always also a fundamental critique of society and the system, because within the prison walls the same mechanisms prevail as outside the gates, only in a much more severe form.
ABC’s Solidarity week for anarchist prisoners takes place in a time marked by the Corona pandemic. The pandemic in particular once again clearly reveals the injustices.
Members of marginalized social groups have a disproportionately higher risk of infection, illness and death (which also applies outside pandemic times, but is only currently particularly evident). And those who are in prison are even more vulnerable, because the general conditions, as the Prisoners’ Union (GG/BO) also tirelessly points out, are often pretty lousy.

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August 27, 2020
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Indonesia: Remembering 1 Year Since the West Papua Uprising

[Anarchists Worldwide Archive on the 2019 West Papua Uprising]

Received on : 25.8.20

August 27, 2020
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Czech Republic : We will not pay for what has been stolen from us

Received on : 25.8.20
Lukáš Kalina, Zdeněk Vítek, Lubomír Sogel, Tomáš Tichánek, Václav Šupka and many others. They all took goods in the shops without payment, and the courts imposed severe penalties on them.
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpDw33viOpE
This perverse practice cannot go unanswered. That is why the MAGPIE PROJECT starts. Other goods will disappear from stores and the capitalists will not get money for it. People will use expropriated goods to meet their needs. We will explain why this is happening. We will encourage others to participate as well.
It is not a crime to take goods from the capitalists without paying. They themselves act criminally when they accumulate commodities by exploiting employees. They let them work hard, but they give them only a small part of what they have created with their work. They capture the rest and invest in the next cycle of exploitation. This is theft! This is a crime! Remove the stolen values ​​from these thieves is not a thievery. Contrary to the preachers of Christian-bourgeois morality, we argue that expropriation is a legitimate form of reaction to a world where the path to one’s wealth is paved with the poverty of the other.

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August 25, 2020
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Italy : Updates on operations ”Ritrovo” and ”Scintilla”

”Operation Ritrovo”: request for the revocation of custodial measures rejected 3rd August, from the court in Bologna: substitute judge Roberta Dioguardi absolutely rejected the request made by the investigating judge, currently on holiday, for the revocation/change of the custodial measures still affecting six comrades following operation “Ritrovo”.
The six remain with compulsory residence orders, some in Bologna and some in Milan, and a curfew from 10pm to 6am.
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”Operation Scintilla”: news about Carla
In spite of the deadline concerning Carla’s transfer to Italy having passed, it has been postponed to a date still to be decided. A case testing positive to codiv was reported in the female section where she is being held and so Carla has been put in sanitary confincment from yesterday and won’t be able to go to the yard or to have visitors until 24th August.
Let’s write to her so that she doesn’t feel alone! Especially cards, which are apparently delivered quickly…
Carla Tubeuf
Ecrou n° 1010785
MAF de Fresnes
Allée des Thuyas
94261 Fresnes Cedex
France
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August 25, 2020
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Madrid, Spain – Discussions: “Anarchy in pandemic times”

Friday 21st August 2020
Madrid – Discussions: “Anarchy in pandemic times”
7pm – Informative update on the repression against anarchism in Madrid and internationally
Short informative review of the repressive cases against anarchism in Madrid (Bankia case and Operation Arca), the repression and its many operations in Italy, Greece, Chile, France…
A short review of the State’s offensive against anarchism
8pm – “Anarchy in pandemic times”
The pandemic is accelerating several processes of rearrangement and transformation of the conditions of domination. In the face of this open secret, an environment of global panic is gaining strength and continues to grow thanks to the daily shrinking of the world, going side by side with the speed, complexity and intensity of global interconnection.
In this context, the information pandemic (far more viral than the SARS-CoV-2), which is always fluctuating between misinformation and induction of collective fear, has played its part, making it possible that voluntary servitude – governed by panic and uncertainty – can get ready to take on the role for which it has been domesticated for centuries. Obviously, the great “thrust” of the last three decades of post-industrialism, with the imposition and socialization of the new technologies (more than 4 billion people connected!), has been crucial for the strengthening of the Cyber-Leviathan with its multitudes of subjects far more submitted that the Minions were.
Starting with Gustavo Rodríguez’s text we will discuss the possibility of extending the revolt.
9pm – Benefit dinner for anarchist prisoners
Location: Local Anarquista Motín, C/Matilde Hernández, 47. <M> Oporto o Vista Alegre

via : 325 ,PDF: Covid-19: La Anarquia en Tiempos de Pandemia
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August 25, 2020
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IND/EN, Indonesia: New Trial Update on Tangerang & Bekasi Anarchist Prisoners

Kabar Tahanan Anarkis Tangerang dan Bekasi;
Selasa, 18 Agustus 2020. Sidang ke 13 untuk 3 kawan kami MR, RJ, RI, dengan agenda mendengarkan keterangan saksi.
Saksi memaparkan soal kekerasan yang dialami terdakwa saat penangkapan serta praktik pelanggaran prosedur yang dilakukan oleh polisi, seperti keluarga terlambat menerima surat penangkapan, penggeledahan, dll.
Sidang selanjutnya akan dilaksanakan pada hari Selasa, 25 Agustus 2020
Hadir dan beri dukungan! Tidak ada yang setimpal selain vonis bebas!
Bangun solidaritas tahanan anti otoritarian!! Sekarang atau tidak sama sekali.
[English]
Tangerang and Bekasi Anarchist Prisoners Update News;
Tuesday, August 18, 2020. The 13th trial for our 3 friends MR, RJ, RI, with the agenda of hearing witness testimony.
The witness explained about the violence experienced by the defendant during arrest and procedural errors committed by the police, such as the family being late in receiving an arrest warrant, searches, etc.
The next trial will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Come and give support! Build anti-authoritarian prisoner solidarity !! Now or never.
Free all anarchist prisoners!!
via: Palang Hitam Indonesia / Anarchist Black Cross Indonesia

August 25, 2020
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Berlin,Germany: Dussman Security Vehicle Torched

[B] Dussman abgefackelt
During the night from Thursday to Friday (13/14 August) we torched a Dussman vehicle at a Norma parking lot in Pankow, hoping to take at least one of the fancy cars parked next to it as well. That it has now become a total of 6 or 7 cars (inconsistent reporting) is all the better.
As a security company, Dussman has clearly failed, but not only this time. But we would also like to thank our neighbourhood for their solidarity, as they were so deeply relaxed in the humid heat and probably despite it being the first week after the summer holidays they decided to let the vehicle burn. On Friday Dussman-Schalk was able to lie down again instead of going about their usual shabby activity.
With this attack, we participate in the previous issued call for Syndikat! In solidarity with all threatened projects in and outside Berlin!
Get off the defensive!
via: anarchistsworldwide