July 26, 2019
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Italy: Op. Panico – Technical considerations about the sentence
In essence, much has remained unchanged from the requests of the pm, some of the sentences are even worse.
These are the substantial differences / considerations at a glance:
The qualification of the new year charge as attempted murder did not pass, but was downgraded to serious injuries; however this did not result in much difference in sentencing from that requested. The lethality of the device was still accepted. Giova, Ghespe and Paska were sentenced for the new year, while another accused was acquitted of that charge.
The charge of criminal association passed, but 6 (out of 15) of the “associates” were acquitted. 2 comrades were confirmed “heads” of the association, while the accusation against Giova of having become the new “head” following the two’s arrest after the first wave of precautionary measures, was not accepted.
July 26, 2019
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In the past few weeks, the state has once again revamped its war on queers. A few days before Hamilton police targeted Cedar for arrest, Quebec city police bragged online about using plainclothes cops to entrap 11 queer men who were consensually cruising.
These targeted attacks will not be tolerated. Fuck the police.
Solidarity with Cedar and with all queers facing repression.
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
July 25, 2019
Comments Off on Athens, Greece: Information about the arrest anarchist Christophoros Kortesis and the case of Leroy Merlin shopping centre in Athens
They blow winds, but will harvest hurricanes
Comrade Christoforos Kortesis has been in prison since the 12th of July … on the charge of “robbery theft” because he attempted to remove stuff worth about 180€ from the Leroy Merlin shopping centre in Athens.
C.K. is an anarchist and has never hidden it. He was convicted by a special court on the charge of participation in the organization “Revolutionary Struggle” and jailed for 4.5 years. One of the many people who stood at his side opposing the State repression is also an anarchist comrade and employee of Leroy Merlin G.A. who stood as a political witness in the trial of C. Kortesis The political and personal relationships of the two comrades are enough for the mechanisms to develop another judge/police prosecution in pursuit of the political extermination of the two.
This kind of case should have been closed simply and directly with the return of the expropriated stuff, but continued with violent holding and police-type psychological war followed by the vengeful arrest of C. Kortesis, his lynching while making him wear a hood and his detention and finally with the prosecution of 7 fighting comrades in total.
We will not allow a new ‘special’ regime to be set up against those who are fighting, we will collectively and actively defend our people, our structures and our struggles, as well as everyone who is being targeted by the violence of the State and capital.
Act for freedom now!
Update from the protest solidarity demo on 17.7.19 about the case of Leroy Merlin and comrade C. Kortesis
IMMINENT RELEASE OF THE ANARCHIST COMRADE C. KORTESIS
END PROSECUTION OF THE ARRESTED COMRADES
AGAINST THE MACHINATIONS OF THE STATE AND BOSSES
RESISTANCE AGAINST THE PERSECUTION OF SOCIAL AND CLASS STRUGGLES
July 25, 2019
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SOLIDARITY WITH DINOS GIAGTZOGLOU
Anarchist Dinos Giagtzoglou was arrested in central Athens on 28 October 2017, one of Greece’s national days, in an ambush by anti-terrorist police forces as he left a safe house-hideout rented by him under a false name, carrying weaponry.
Initially he got imprisoned in the prison of Larissa, a city 355 km from Athens, with the aim of isolating him from his comrades, family and friends, making the talks with the lawyer extremely difficult and preparing for his trial almost impossible since the case files contain thousands of pages in digital format.
On 21 February 2018, he was transferred back to Athens for a pending trial about an old arrest in clashes with the riot police in the context of a general strike against the Greek government’s austerity economic measures in May 2011. After the postponement of this trial he began a hunger strike demanding to be typically transferred to Korydallos prison, close to his place of residence.
In the dawn of 24 February, as he was temporarily in Korydallos prison for this trial and conducting a hunger strike, a group of prison guards along with police special forces clenched the bedridden comrade for the strike to transfer him again to the Larissa prison. As an immediate response, an upheaval broke out among the other prisoners with the occupation of almostall the sections of the prison, the representative of the Ministry of Justice asked for a meeting, for the immediate return of Dinos to the Korydallos prison. The protests are spread in the prisons of Malandrino and Chania and a representative of the Ministry of Justice meets the representatives of the prisoners ofthe Korydallos prison.
From Larissa on February 25th Dinos declares the beginning of the thirst strike as a reaction to this unprecedented “abduction” and an escalation of his struggle. He obtained the transfer on2 March thanks also to the support of a broad and varied solidarity context: demonstrations, solidaritybanners, interventions, occupations, barricades and incendiary attacks lit hearts and nights.
Dinos is accused of terrorist organization, with the well-known counter-insurgency article 187A, of having sent several letter bombs to EU officials, economic organizations and Credit Rating Agencies throughout Europe in Spring 2017, including a booby-trapped folder to Lucas Papademos, former Greek Prime Minister, former governor of the Bank of Greece and former vice president of the European Central Bank, who had been seriously injured by the explosion of the package and for this reason Dinos is also accused of attempted murder.
The first trial for the possession and transport of weapons and explosives will begin on 20September 2019.
For the second process the investigations are still open while the French authorities have already visited Athens investigating the explosion in the office of IMF in Paris.
Dinos rejects the accusations of being the author of attacks or a member of “terrorist” organization and declares that both the rent of the apartment and the transfer of material were part of his revolutionary solidarity with a persecuted comrade.
July 25, 2019
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Alfredo, from the prison of Ferrara, asks for this short communiqué to be circulated, excusing himself for not having done so earlier but he was completely isolated in the hospital. He sends a hug to everyone.
Prison of Ferrara, 14/07/2019
“I give you the tragicomic news that after 5 hours’ operation my bloody gall bladder has abandoned us (July 8) due to the hunger strike. Excuse me but I still can’t answer your many letters decently. But count on my answers. The only positive thing is that I have lost 21 kg.
Keep on writing to me.
Sure that the struggle in solidarity with the comrades proceeds ever more effectively.”
Translated by Act for freedom now!
Awaiting further information, we are publishing some of the sentences (news received via text message) for the 28 comrades accused in Operation Panico.
Salvatore Vespertino Ghespe 9 years
Giovanni Ghezzi Giova 9 years, 10 months and 15 days
Pierloreto Fallanca Paska 9 years and 10 months
For all the others the sentences range from one month to 6 years.
Fire to the prisons and the courts
Freedom to everyone
Translated by Act for freedom now!
July 24, 2019
Comments Off on Switzerland ,Zurich:
The anarchist library fermento is closed till the 7th of august. From the wednesday the 7th of august it will be open regularly again.
Die anarchistische Bibliothek Fermento hat noch bis am 7. August nicht
regulär geöffnet. Am Mittwoch dem 7. August gehen dann wieder die
regulären Öffnungszeiten los.
July 24, 2019
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Support an anarchist who was sentenced in so-called Germany. This person was captured by a civilian security guard in a shopping mall while nonviolently expropriating some goods. Without noticing he has a small pocket knife on him which he didn’t want to use as weapon. Even though he was accused of: A theft with a weapon prepared to use.
The German court imposed punishment of 90 days in prison or paying 1000 Euro. That means if he doesn’t pay those money he will have to spend three months in prison. The Czech ABC group decided to support him with organising a money collection. You can send your solidarity contribution to an account at: https://abcnews.noblogs.org/kontakt/ or put it in a box by the ABC stall at public events.
July 24, 2019
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Raided. Radical. Motivated.
This morning,20/7/2019 the cops of the LKA 521 unit under the command of Kranich raided Liebig34. Unusual was the saturday, unusual the mix of units from different departments. New were a few civil cop faces, not new: the repression.
The reason for this raid was probably stones thrown from the house during the last few weeks. After the cops collected stones from the Dorfplatz around 2:30 this morning, they obtained a court order and search warrant to search part of our house and returned around 6:30 a.m.. They came through the backyard and the front door, sawed the doors and barris, picked them up and thus forcibly gained access to our project. A lawyer was quickly on the scene and was able to observe and testify. Altogether the cops were about three hours in the house, having searched officially and intensively three connected rooms and the attic.
They also snooped around in unlocked private rooms, tore posters from the walls, knocked over furniture, cut internet cables and destroyed windows. During the search, they extensively documented the interior and structure of our house. In the officially searched part of the house they collected plenty of DNA and fingerprints from everyday objects. They also confiscated some items from these rooms, such as cigarette butts, stones, deposit bottles, internet switches, wall paint and clothes. They did not seek contact with the people in the house and did not record any personal data. Continue Reading →
July 23, 2019
Comments Off on Greece, Athens : Solidarity from Steki (anarchist place) of anarchist immigrants to the squat of LIEBIG 34 in Berlin
20/07/19 at morning 6:30, the police broke into Liebig34 to search evidence and DNA in one room. The reason is an attack with stones against repression cops forces on Friday night. Soon after many riot cops vans and a helicopter arrived, a barricades was burning in Rigaer Street.
After some hours the cops left, no one was arrested.
Solidarity from the squatted Steki of anarchist immigrants(Tsamadou 19, Athens) to Anarcho-Feminist-Queer squat(LIEBIG 34) in Berlin.
Solidaritätsbekundung an den Anarcho-Feministisch-Queeren Squat LIEBIG34 in Berlin vom bsetzten Steki der anarchistischen Geflüchteten in Tsamadou 19, Athen
July 23, 2019
Comments Off on Cosenza, Italy – For solidarity on the offensive: a night with updates on Davide Delogu and Beppe Bruna
Cosenza, 25th July l –Lunanera Anarchist Place
‘For solidarity to be on the offensive against prison and repressive measures’
Discussions, updates and analyses on the situation of Sardinian anarchist comrade Davide Delogu and Beppe Bruna, an anarchist arrested following operation Prometheus, both imprisoned in Rossano Calabro.
From 8pm: food
Followed by discussions and concert with:
Ardito Forno Popolare from Benevento and Across, from Cosenza
‘Lunanera’ Anarchist Place
Viale della Repubblica 293 – Cosenza
Translated by act for freedom now!
The heretic, like the bandit, knows that the loss of his freedom takes him irremediably to the gallows. What awaits him is a tribunal that will ask him about his actions. A court that will exercise its power and absolute reason in the name of God, the People, the Kingdom and the State. Power and reason are acts of authoritarian syncretism developed throughout the course of the centuries by the proprietors of the Earth, the Sea and the Sky. Therefore the individualist anarchist – who is at the same time heretic and bandit – is aware that his conviction on power and reason takes them to the stake. Like a moth, they seek light and succumb. Like Icarus, they fly high and the Sun melts their wings. Like Prometheus they steal the fire of the gods for themself and for the others; like him.
The anarchist’s drama is his passion for freedom, his unrelenting search for accomplices, whom he rarely finds. She/he despises the conformism of the herd, the cowardice of the crowd, the dogmatism of every faith.
July 23, 2019
Comments Off on Italy : Letter from Anarchist Prisoner Mauro from La Spezia Prison
I have now been in custody for sixteen months. October 18th will be twenty months. As I wrote to you on May 23, 2019, the court in the Florence council chamber was to decide whether I was to be tried in an ordinary court or in the Court of Assize.
They also had to decide whether to try me in Florence or Lucca, so they decided that I would have to be tried by the Court of Assise in Lucca, setting the date for October 18, 2019.
In addition, investigations into the fire offense at the Lucca Post Office in 2017 were closed: they set the hearing for January 2020.
The only contesting article in this regard is the art. 424C.P. because it states “for the sole purpose of damaging” the offices of the Italian Post Office. The lawyer was sure that they would have challenged me with the art. 280bis., for it being a state place: it can also happen that when the trial takes place the Public Prosecutor can still request it.
July 23, 2019
Comments Off on Berlin,Germany : Police raid anarcha-queer-feminist squat Liebig34
This morning 6:30, 21.7.19 the police broke into Liebig34 to search evidence and DNA in one room. The reason is an attack with stones against repression forces on Friday night. Soon after many riot police vans and a helicopter arrived, a barricade was burning in Rigaer Street.
After some hours police left, no one was arrested. There is a call for resistance tonight and solidarity actions. More info as it comes.
Check https://twitter.com/Liebig34Liebig and https://twitter.com/rigaer94 .
July 21, 2019
Comments Off on ¡Punky Mauri Presente! 10 Years After the Death in Action of Mauricio Morales
BLACK NIGHT OF BLACK OMENS
The night has already advanced. It is not so cold for all the clothes that obscure our image, but that does not matter, the wind refreshes our rapid advance. We are on time. Everything so far goes well. We are alone, alone as ever and as always. Through the gloomy and battered streets we surround the prison factory. We approach. The next stop is near. In my mind I review the agreed plan …
“A greeting from Libertad” – 
After a holiday that anticipated a long weekend for many, the city of Santiago went to sleep in the cold early morning of May 22, 2009. A sector of Avenida Matta remained quiet, away from the lights and bustle of business premises. Only two cyclists advance as diffuse silhouettes for different security cameras.The advance is interrupted when the silhouettes are separated and one of them gets off the bike to fix something in their backpack. A large flash then cuts the footage.The noise of a powerful explosion echoes through the streets, confusion awakens the place, launching police alerts.
In the middle of Ventura Lavalle Street, almost on the corner with Artemio Gutiérrez, a body already lifeless is wrapped in a trail of gunpowder, beside a revolver with a single bullet, beyond a black bicycle waiting to continue the trip. Only a few meters away is the Gendarmerie School, where the jailers receive indoctrination and specialization.The police, the press, firemen and neighbors are taking over the place. After the initial confusion, the first inspections give light of what happened. A man had been killed by the detonation of an explosive device he was carrying, the target of the attack was the jailers’ compound.Photographers of the press approach the body and record the first images, broadcast without a filter to terrorize, macabre and false details spread by the media as the hours pass.After cordoning off the area, the criminalist team of Carabineros goes collecting the evidence, photographing and assigning a number to each piece raised.
As there was no identification document, they make fingerprint registration to find the identity. They get it in the course of the morning.The dead man is Mauricio Morales, 27, an anarchist, whose file includes arrests in anarchist demonstrations. By the press his tattoos are described with meticulousness. It is almost noon on May 22, 2009.The first raids on his blood family begin. The hunt is already unleashed.
“If the press had been able to shed blood through the screen, I would have done it, but even so, that blood would have continued to be a warrior, never subdued and that high pride was what bothered them the most”
Macul with Greece- 
The communication companies spared no adjectives to describe the place, inventing rough passages. The exhibition of the body and its wounds reached levels that are only understood within the logic of state terrorism.At 1:30 p.m., in the mid-day newscasts, they spread the identity of Mauri, with his passport photograph, also indicating that he belonged to a group occupying a squatter house in the center of Santiago.For months, the police investigations into the series of explosive attacks against symbols of power and banking had focused their sights on squatting, especially in some, where propaganda and anarchic agitation were constant.Then, almost simultaneously with the delivery of the name of Mauri, two raids occur in downtown Santiago.
July 21, 2019
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This text is the result of a reflection and doesn’t aim to be
exhaustive. We are aware that the topic to which we come
up is delicate and that this text will probably trigger strong
reactions. Nevertheless, we think that it’s important to talk
about it given the hegemony of the pro-natalist thought and
the consequences it generates.
Our reflection starts from an anarchist thought and so from a will to get over with a world which is authoritarian, industrialized, speciesist, etc
FIRST PUBLICATION IN FRANCE, IN APRIL 2019
Actforfree received by email on 17.7.19
July 20, 2019
Comments Off on Florence, Italy: Towards the end of the “Panico” trial
The week of final hearings of the “Panico” trial ended today. On Monday 15th and half of Tuesday 16th the final part of the trial phase took place; on the prosecution side, the treatment of the last tranche of expert interceptions of wiretapping, environmental and by telephone; by the defense, some objections have been raised regarding the interference of the prosecution expert in the court expert’s activities (that is: the main interception with which they accused Paska was first transcribed differently from the court expert, then corrected after prosecution pressures to bring it back to the “original”). Then a defense witness was heard about the broken foot of Ghespe in the period around 2017 New Year.
On Tuesday afternoon there was the indictment of the prosecutors and of the civil parties, and these are quite useless to comment on, they have given the worst of themselves. The requests for the 28 defendants were rather high, as was expected. The heads of indictment for each remained unchanged with respect to the closure of the investigation.
July 20, 2019
Comments Off on Italy: Kidnapping and attempted deportation of anarchist Divine Umoru + Saturday, July 20th: Protest at the CPR of Bari
Transfers, violence and deportations:
Yesterday [15 July 2019] we received the news of the deportation, now in progress, of Divine Umoru, made possible by an order issued directly by Salvini, despite having the documents in order. He is an anarchist comrade who has undergone several trials, we know him and we want to be in solidarity.
For this reason, although we have made it impossible to trace their movements, we will be at Malpensa at 17.30 (Tuesday 16th) at the terminal 1 departures entrance 16. Run and come all!
Updates about Divine:
The Ministry of the Interior does not leave the grip and, not being able to disregard the judgment of the Cedu (“ECHR”), encloses Divine in the CPR [prison for migrant and people without papers] of Bari, where they send those who rebel in the other CPR. A punitive CPR. We repeat to magistrates and police that we will not give up until Divine is free. Fire at CPR, all free!
Saturday, July 20th – Protest at the CPR of Bari: Continue Reading →
July 19, 2019
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