Already six years have passed since our anarchist comrade fell struck by the bullets of a security guard in an attempted bank expropriation on December 11 2013.
From that day words of memory started to be written, allowing the life of the comrade to continue in anarchist action recalling the various tools that the comrade took up as weapons against power participating in musical projects, libraries, planning and taking part in direct action.
Today we know that his action and his memory are claimed beyond the close circles who shared his life with him throughout the years, a positive signal that defies forgetting and remorse. “Pelao Angry” is a comrade we miss. Perhaps he was with us in the midst of the present revolt, fighting the interests of power in a thousand ways. What we do know is that around the world his name resonates in barricades, books and the most varied initiatives of anarchist action.
Six years after his death in action, our choice remains to fuel our memory on the warpath against all authority.
AGAINST FORGETTING AND REMORSE
¡SEBASTIAN “ANGRY” OVERSLUIJ PRESENTE!
Chile. December 2019
Act for freedom now! received in Spanish and translated to English
CONTRA EL OLVIDO Y EL ARREPENTIMIENTO
¡SEBASTIAN “ANGRY” OVERSLUIJ PRESENTE!
Ya son seis años desde que nuestro compañero anárquico cayó abatido por las balas de un guardia de seguridad en un intento de expropiación
bancaria el 11 de diciembre de 2013.
Desde ese día comenzaron a escribirse las líneas de memoria que han
permitido que la vida del compañero perdure en el accionar anárquico
recordando las diversas herramientas que el compañero empuñó como arma contra el poder participando en proyectos musicales, bibliotecas,
dibujando y tomando parte en la acción directa.
Hoy sabemos que su accionar y su memoria son reivindicadas más allá de los círculos cercanos que compartieron junto a él a lo largo de los
años, señal positiva que confronta todo olvido y arrepentimiento.
El “Pelao Angry” es un compañero que nos falta. Tal vez el estaría con
nosotrxs en medio de la actual revuelta, combatiendo de mil maneras los intereses del poder. Lo que sí sabemos es que alrededor del mundo su nombre resuena en barricadas, libros y las más variadas iniciativas del accionar anárquico.
A seis años de su muerte en acción, nuestra opción sigue siendo
alimentar nuestra memoria en pie de guerra contra toda autoridad.
CONTRA EL OLVIDO Y EL ARREPENTIMIENTO
¡SEBASTIAN “ANGRY” OVERSLUIJ PRESENTE!
Chile. Diciembre 2019
December 27, 2019
by actforfreedom Comments Off on We are everywhere – Greetings to Liebig34 from Chile
With all the Fire of our Hearts, we send you Greetings from the Centre of the Riots of the Lands dominated by the chilean State. As you maybe know, we having hard Times in this part of the World. We Anarchists are concerned about this huge Repression we experience now. We know how the Police usually acts and we always knew it. But to see this, with our own Eyes is something different, dozens of injured People, bleeding, screaming and crying is terrible to Witness. We see our Comrades falling with their Eyes destroyed by Perdigon Bullets. They will never see the new World we are building now, we are having have difficult Times.
But who does not in this Times of Misery?
As Anarchists we know, when we take position in a social War against Capitalism it could end up in Prison. Nobody said it will be easy, but our Hearts are full of Love.
Freedom and Solidarity keep us strong.
You should know, in these hard Times our Minds and Hearts are with you.
We know how important it is to keep Places like this alive, away from a capitalist Culture as Centre of Resistance, as more than a Alternative to a bourgeois Culture that seeks to change Rebellion into a commercial something.
Some Years ago, the Anarchist Scene were Hit by a huge Wave of Repression.
We lost a most Squats and Projects in massive Evictions. Now almost then Years later we still live the Consequences. Maybe we weren‘t ready to confront the Situation. Maybe we didn‘t know how stick together when our Comrades were arrested and put in Prison. We assuming our Mistakes as Consequences in a continous revolutionary learning Process. It‘s difficult to keep the counter Culture alive without any Infrastructure and Resources. It‘s difficult but not impossible.
From Marousi to Koukaki and from Exarchia to Kipseli and Patissia, the seeds of another world have already been sowed. A world against misery, exploitation, wage slavery, property and selfishness. And these seeds grow with blood instead of water, and with violence instead of sun. The more blood is spilled, the more fed are the seeds, and the more violence is used against the bodies of the damned ones, the more grown are the flowers of resistance. Every closed squat, every manhunt and beating against our bodies, makes us stubborn and more powerful.
On 23/12 we hung a banner at the basketball courts of Fitefti, in Kato Patissia neighbourhood, writing: “Hands off of squats & migrants – Antiauthoritarian, solidarian & self organized communities in every neighbourhood”.
Since the July 15, 2019 a wave of repression against the squatted spaces in Greece has been in full force.. Therefore today on December 23, 2019, the symbolic action or rather the occupation of the Greek consulate in Berlin-Mitte (city centre of Berlin, Enough 14), took place as a direct solidarity action.
On November 20, 2019 the Greek Minister for Public Order, Chrisochoidis M., issued a 15 day ultimatum against the autonomous scene, with the option to leave the buildings and houses or sign a contract with the owners.
After the ultimatum expired, the first four evictions occurred within a few days in the Attica metropolitan area.. In the time before that, the following happened: 15 occupied spaces or self-managed house projects were violently evicted, the police invaded the autonomous Info space of the ASOEE (University of Economics)., the parliamentary majority abolished the right of asylum on university campuses, criminal law is being tightened, people have been brutally beaten up, sexist assaulted on a daily basis and in revenge for imprisoned for political or ideological reasons (the case of Kortesis Ch., with Leroy Merlin), Reports were constructed by the police (case of V. Stathopoulos) and migrants or fugitives were secretly transported from the city centre to the deportation prisons.
Today 22 december, Villa Kouvelou was resquatted with a lot of people. We left organized, we decided to make a demonstration in the streets of Marousi and at the shopping center in Marousi. After the demonstration, cops from OPKE and riot cops from MAT attacked without reason. They threw tear gas on the people doing their shopping at the shopping center. Most of the people left all together but there is no image nor picture of this moment.
More news will follow with a full translation of this communique.
The fire we started will never stop
Villa Kouvelou remains squatted
Some pictures of the re-squatting today and from the demonstration that happened today in Marousi. The demonstration was attacked by the riot police, next to the Marousi train station.
Solidarity with the squats
Everything is ours because everything is stolen
This evening prisoner Kevan Thakrar called to inform IWOC that a known racist attempted to take his life this afternoon. Kevin McCarthy stabbed Kevan more than four times while Kevan was at the food servery. He used a wooden shank. Kevan has four puncture wounds on his back and bruises and scratches after also being hit on the head. Kevin walked past two prison officers neither of whom intervened to prevent or stop the attack until Kevan turned round to defend himself. The prison failed to take him to hospital but he was treated by two nurses on the wing.
This is the second attack Kevan has experienced in HMP Full Sutton in recent months. Kevan is shaken and in need of support to demand the prison move him to a safer location and take action to stop further racist attacks on his life. Feel free to use your own words as well as the sample scripts below.
We write this statement from La Emboscada (Tetuán, Madrid), to inform that the last December 17th a judge ordered our precautionary eviction from a denunciation made by one of the owners of our Anarchist Squatted Space La Emboscada.
According to this notification, the eviction could be very close, in less than twenty natural days. Considering this information, we decide to fight with all our capacities to stop this eviction. So we call to
the eviction day for a concentration in the afternoon, at 20h and we count with your support. The place of the concentration wont be public until the last moment, so we encourage you to be aware.We decided not to remain silent while we see tens and tens of eviction processes both to living spaces and social centers.
Finally, after seven months, Nat’s correspondence is no longer subject to censorship. Nothing to celebrate, of course, but in any case is a glimmer of light between those damned walls that separate us from our comrade.
We remember the addresses to write to Nat and Beppe, anarchists arrested on May 21st, 2019 for the operation “Prometeo” (a third anarchist, Robert, has been released):
C. C. di Piacenza
strada delle Novate 65
Italia – Italy
C. C. di Pavia
via Vigentina 85
Italia – Italy
These are the coordinates of the bank accounts to use to support and to contribute to their procedural expenses:
This video is from the evening of 18 of December depicting approximately the surprise protest by more approximately 200 people protesting in the center of Athens in solidarity to the 3 squats evicted earlier that morning in Koukaki.
Unrelated to this demo but related to what has been going on in Athens, on the night of the same day the christmas tree at Exarcheia Square was set on fire. While the greek government has proclaimed that more than 20 squats, just in Athens, will be violently evicted until the end of 2019, the police attacks seems like the match that will put fire in an already explosive situation during Christmas and New Year’s festivities.
Last night some anarchists visited the Sidewalk Toronto office on Parliament Street. Their cheerful paint job needed some touching up to remind everyone that for all their land acknowledgements and “consultations”, sidewalk is a sinister force in our city [tag reads “Fuck Off Sidewalk”].
There are plenty of reasons to oppose sidewalk. Indigenous elders have criticized their tokenistic consultation of First Nations (hey, why not just remediate the stolen land and give it back, anyways?) Their aggressive proposals for data collection, private police forces and cashless stores are all pretty dystopic. and we can bet that their “affordable” housing stock will be nowhere near attainable for those who need it.
We learn that on the morning of Tuesday December 17th, 2019, Giuseppe, already in prison for the “Prometeo” operation (arrests of May 21st, for which Natascia is also imprisoned, while Robert was released), has received another mandate ofarrest as part of an operation conducted by the ROS (“Special Operational Grouping”) of the Carabinieri under the direction of the Antiterrorism pool of the Turin Prosecutor’s Office.Continue Reading →
December 23, 2019
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Trento, Italy: “Renata” Operation – Sentence of the first instance trial (December 5th, 2019)
The second hearing of the trial for the “Renata” repressive operation [arrests of February 19th, 2019] was held on Thursday, December 5th, 2018.
After the prosecutor requests and the defense’s harangue, the sentence arrived around 14:30: the accusations of subversive association for the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order as well as the aggravating terrorism for those who did not the association offense was contested. Consequently, convictions were issued for specific crimes (production of false documents, damage, violation of the arms law). Poza was sentenced to two years and six months; Agnes and Stecco at two years; Rupert at one year and nine months; Sasha and Nico at one year and ten months; Giulio was acquitted and released on the same day.
On wensday 18/12/19, around 23:45, we as a group of anarchists burned the Christmas tree in exarchia square, which the regime puted in square at the same morning.
Our answer to regime is very clear:
1- Resistance in exarchia(and other area) never end.
2- We as proletariat and oppressed do not celebrate these fiesta because they are not our culture, our culture are resistance and struggle for social revolution and our celebration is the social revolution, which will create freedom and equality in our life.
3- The regime is try to change the revolutionary historical face of exarchia but the regime should know even massacring all of us can not change a neighborhood that struggle is its culture.
WE ARE HERE, WE LEAVE NO WHERE BECAUSE HERE IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. IT IS COPS AND RICH WHO MUST LEAVE.
The war machine is in operation 24/7. Despite the night shift at
Babcock in Long Ashton, we snuck over the fence and damaged a fuel tank
that forms part of their heating system.
Babcock are the second biggest contractor to the Ministry of Defence in
the UK. They have 4 premises in Bristol alone. They specialise in the
navy and nuclear industries. We hope our small act will show how many
different ways it is possible to resist, without voting!
This “prison island” will continue whoever is prime minister. We reject
all politicians and have only contempt for those who buy their lies and
To those who forget the many aspects of control and repression used in
the social war, and buy into Labour’s hype by focusing only on the
National Health Service… we laugh at you in the darkness, and angrily
ask…. Do you remember Iraq?
Solidarity with those on the streets in the Green Zone in Baghdad, and
belated greetings to everyone who rebelled on the International Day of
Action for Rojava 14th December.
Actforfree received by email: 20/12/19
December 20, 2019
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Athens,Greece : Taking responsibility by Anarchists
On the morning of 17/12, powerful police forces, with the presence of a prosecutor, for the eviction of Kouvelou Squat north area of Athens.
Our own answer and immediate response was given to the offices of the New Democracy, (political party) which are on Themidos Street in Maroussi area, breaking their interior inside as a minimum of our impending evacuations.
We would like to inform you that the trial against the 3 Hamburg comrades is just around the corner. 2 of them are still in custody since their arrest on the night of July 8, 2019.
The trial is due to start on January 8th, 2020 at 1 p.m. in the regional court in Hamburg (courtroom still unclear). Come to the start of the trial and show solidarity with the comrades!
Come New Year’s Eve to Holstenglacis UKnast to start the new year with the prisoners!
On Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at 5 p.m. there will be an information event in Rote Flora about the Park Bench 3 and on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 at 7 p.m. there will be an evening demo before the start of the trial at the Centro Sociale.
January 8th will be the first day of the trial, rally at the district court from 12 noon!
A month later, a collection of articles from the local press and how we experienced it:
“Calmed metropolis or town hall in flames?
That Sunday of 29th September 2019 at the hour when the black cats go out, some lighters with balaclavas linked to the anarchist-autonome movement according to reliable sources, headed for the town hall of Grenoble.
After access to the town hall was freed, the fuel accidentally spilled on to some chairs. For some unknown reason, these were stacked against a wooden wall.
So the lighters, armed with their brave sparks, ignited the room in a deafening light.
They made a pact to empty all their gas in the burning of institutions.
Update 30th September: A text referring to this fire reached the editors yesterday. Here are its contents:
“We see written everywhere that we are living in a “calmed metropolis”. That the benefits of the Smart City will revolutionize our lives. Yet, it’s always the same greyness, even if it is hidden behind your façades of ecolo eco-neighbourhoods or coloured by your Street Art Fest. Destroying is what calms us. Suddenly we thought of proposing a not quite innovative project to the participative budget of the town of Grenoble: setting fire to democracy. Far too costly to be put to the vote, we managed it ourselves. But we are sure that if we had burnt the town council hall earlier, the citizenists could have voted in favour of its reconstruction”.
Were these few lines written by delinquents? Are they to be considered a claim? If so, everything leads one to believe that their act is a direct action against the participative politics currently being carried out by mayor Eric Piolle.”
Athens, Greece: The greek government has gone into war with anarchists and anti authoritarians, following the end of a 15 days ultimatum issued by the Ministry of “Public Order”, towards the dozens of political and refugee squats across Greece (some of them more than 30 years old), threatening them with violent evictions by the riot police and police special forces, if they did not evacuate within the deadline. The deadline ended on Thursday night on the 5th of December 2019, a political decision by the greek State aiming to agitate and create an “explosive atmosphere”.
Following the first wave of attacks and evictions, mainly against squats housing refugees during the fall, the second wave of attacks has just begun, this time against political squats and social centers. Coinciding with the arrest of antifascists and the proposed judicial acquittal of neonazi leaders in the Golden Dawn trial, the right wing greek government and its self proclaimed socialist Minister of Public Order have proceeded with the eviction of “Kouvelou Mansion” Squat in Marousi, Athens on Tuesday 17 December, while another three squats have been evicted today 18 December in Koukaki, Athens, following a massive police operation, that terrorized a whole neighborhood with police brutality, attacking people living in adjoining houses that were no squats. Brutal images of greek SWAT policemen having their boots on people’s heads on the ground and a mother bound on the floor of her terrace with a hood on her head, reminiscing of Abu Ghraib torture images, have been circulated in the media.
While this info text is being written it has become known that at about 22:00 today 18 December, people attacked shops and banks near the main square of Athens at Syntagma,
while also the christmas tree at Exarcheia Square in Athens has been set on fire. While the greek government has proclaimed that more than 20 squats, just in Athens, will be violently evicted until the end of 2019, the police attacks seems like the match that will put fire in an already explosive situation during Christmas and New Year’s festivities.
December 19, 2019
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Athens, Greece Exarcheia: People Burn Down the Christmas Tree !!
Athens, Greece: It’s ironic. While the greek government has been terrorizing the neighborhood of Exarcheia since the summer with squat evictions, attacks on people inside coffee shops and bars and brutal beatings and arrests for no reason -especially following the protests on 17 November and 6 December, where an atypical martial was imposed in the area-, few days ago made an attempt to cover up the riot police crimes against the people in the area, by decorating Exarcheia Square with Christmas lights and a Christmas Tree.
[You can find links to videos documenting some of the police crimes in the area during the last few months r at the end of this]
To get an idea of what is happening in Athens at the moment a few things have to be noted: The greek government has gone into war with anarchists and anti authoritarians, following the end of a 15 days ultimatum issued by the Ministry of “Public Order”, towards the dozens of political and refugee squats across Greece (some of them more than 30 years old), threatening them with violent evictions by the riot police and police special forces, if they did not evacuate within the deadline. The deadline ended on Thursday night on the 5th of December 2019, a political decision by the greek State aiming to agitate and create an “explosive atmosphere”.