June 3, 2010
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>Flag vandalism on Memorial Day — USA

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From Oregon to Minnesota to Ohio, vandals trampled on Old Glory over the Memorial Day weekend. In one Ohio town alone, approximately 25 American flags were found set ablaze on Monday.

At least one national veterans group called for those responsible for the “shocking and reprehensible” acts of vandalism to be quickly arrested and prosecuted.

Police in Wooster, Ohio, were going door-to-door early Tuesday in search of the people who torched roughly 25 flags and flagpoles along Saunders Drive and Morgan Street, Capt. John Quicci said.

“They were set on fire,” Quicci told FoxNews.com, adding that an investigation is ongoing.

No suspects or motives had been identified, according to Quicci, who was unable to estimate damages to the 3-by-5-foot flags and the 10-foot metal poles placed outside of residents’ homes by the annual Wooster Rotary Parade of Flags project.

The people who torched the flags face charges of criminal damaging and arson, Quicci said.

“We’re treating this very seriously,” he said.

In Minneapolis, a fire was set late last week to an American flag hanging outside a Marine veteran’s home. The residence was spared and no injuries were reported, but the flag was destroyed.

Elizabeth Hawley said she found the ashes Thursday morning and called the act “very disturbing.” She said her husband is keeping his feelings reserved, but she knows he’s upset.

Hawley told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that she thinks the flag-burning was a random act of vandalism.

In Portland, Ore., Christian Ashby and his wife awoke Sunday to find their American flag torn down, covered in obscenities and burned outside their home, KPTV.com reported. Flying the flag has special meaning to his family, Ashby said.

“Well, we have some close relatives, especially my wife, who had a cousin who suffered from [post-traumatic stress disorder] and took his own life,” Ashby told the website. “So, we have some very dedicated family to veterans of the United States services. So, it means a lot to us to fly the flag.”

Ashby said a local man who served two tours in Vietnam loaned him another flag after posting news of the vandalism online.

Ryan Gallucci, a spokesman for AMVETS, a national organization representing 200,000 veterans, said he found the acts of vandalism “shocking and reprehensible,” particularly on Memorial Day weekend.

“We absolutely condemn it,” Gallucci told FoxNews.com. “Memorial Day is one of our country’s most significant holidays and a chance to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. For someone to desecrate the American flag on Memorial Day, it’s unconscionable, it’s unforgivable.”

Gallucci called for quick closure to the ongoing investigations in at least three states.

“The people who are responsible for this need to be apprehended and held accountable for their actions,” he said. “We shouldn’t tolerate it, regardless of what the excuse is. We need to get to the bottom of it.”

June 2, 2010
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>Brazilian police killing at `alarming rates,’ U.N. expert says

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June 2nd, 2010

GENEVA Brazil’s police continue to kill too many people, while citizens in poor areas live in the shadow of gang violence, a United Nations human rights expert said Tuesday.

“Daily life for too many Brazilians, especially those living in favelas, is still lived in the shadow of killings and violence by gangs, militias, death squads and the police,” according to Philip Alston, the U.N.’s independent expert on extrajudicial executions.

Alston said this was taking place “despite important reforms by the government” and praised Brasilia for “its cooperation and openness to external scrutiny.”

The expert was conducting a follow-up report to a 2007 investigation into killings in Brazil.

He said that since his visit about three years ago, “the situation on the ground has not changed dramatically.”

Between 2003 and 2009, some 11,000 people were killed by police in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in so-called “resistance killings,” a term used by law enforcement officials when referring to acts of self defence.

“The evidence clearly shows that many of these killings were actually executions. But the police at the scene label them resistance killings, and they are almost never seriously investigated,” Alston charged.

June 2, 2010
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Marcelo Villarroel: In the face of reformalized charges for the Security Bank robbery, on the current state of the social war

 

From Hommodolars Contrainformación:
May 29, 2010
To all who struggle.
Against the state, prison, capital.
For a new life, for total liberation.
On May 24, there was a new hearing in the Seventh Court of Warrants. Its purpose was the reformalization of our charges in light of the lengthy investigation into the Security Bank robbery and subsequent confrontation in which a uniformed police officer died.
During the hearing, prosecutor Andrés Montes (son of former Popular Unitary Action Movement and now Socialist Party deputy Carlos Montes) gave a brief presentation specifying—according to his “detailed investigation”—the exact roles we played in two armed robberies: the Banco Santander robbery in Valparaíso and the aforementioned Security Bank robbery, which occurred in September and October 2007 respectively.
Additionally, the investigation period was extended for another 45 days due to the lack of expert witnesses regarding DNA samples.
In short, more of the same, obviously focused on justifying an endless, flimsy investigation to which—as we have already pointed out—we have nothing to say, nothing to declare, nothing to contribute other than our boundless, conscious hatred of one of the most spurious expressions of capital: its juridical-penitentiary framework, its rudiments of justice, its shitty democracy.
Although they have attempted to hide the political nature of our criminalization, it’s clear that said criminalization will be expressed in a verdict that is a mere formality. The moment this witch-hunt began, the decision was made to end it with our bodies in the cemetery, not in prison.
As a proletarian in revolt, I feel it has been essential to confront the daily process of imprisonment and its incarnations with that vital, indestructible connection to those who keep the subversive flame burning in a constant struggle to destroy everything that oppresses us.
While some sustain neverending discussions about methods of action, interpreting and understanding revolutionary violence, concepts and terminology, or the genuine representation of such-and-such idea, tendency, or position, the reality of the social war speaks for itself day after day in prisons and towns, in the fields and the hills, among the persecuted and exploited around the world. That’s why I now want to salute, with special affection and an intimate, brotherly, and complicit embrace:
  • The comrades arrested at the end of April in Buenos Aires while participating in an international solidarity demonstration outside the Greek embassy. I have first-hand knowledge of these dear brothers and sisters’ generous solidarity. At times like these, the strength of one’s convictions becomes the fundamental support in resisting the complex, difficult Buenos Aires prison experience. In any case, know that you are not alone, ever! Never alone!!
  • Comrade Estela Cortez, also arrested at the end of April in Antofagasta, in the extreme north of Chile. Almost one month after a repressive attack launched against The Spider Occupied Social Center on the eve of the Day of the Young Combatant, our comrade was arrested and charged with several attacks on military installations and right-wing party offices. Clearly, the authorities’ accusations can in no way interfere when it comes to building complicit solidarity with our class brothers and sisters, with our comrades in struggle. Be strong, Estela!!
  • Waikalaf Cadin Calfunao, arrested two weeks ago near Temuco in southern Chile, charged with possession of high-powered explosive material. This peñi is already familiar with the Chilean state’s prisons. Added to his long service in the war, that constitutes the potent, accumulated experience needed to resist the day-to-day behind the state/prison/capital’s walls. Whether it’s persecution, a set-up, or the fleeting circumstances of a conscious decision: Peñi, Kiñe Newen Tüin!!
I also salute each comrade who has returned to the streets over these past few months after being imprisoned for different reasons, all of them linked to the search for total liberation. To Keny, Elena, Flora, Cristian, Pablo, Matías. To the gifted Sergio and Marcelo. Let’s hope you don’t forget your days “on the inside,” and that they are a motivation to continue, not a justification to renounce the desire and the need to be free.
Memory is perhaps one of the most subversive weapons when it comes to constructing identity, creating a community of ideas, building class consciousness, and deciding on proletarian struggle. That’s why the constant challenge is to keep it alive. We are not the first to confront power, nor will we be the last, and along the road lie generous, dedicated human beings and indomitable heroes whom we can’t forget. Wherever you are, Mauricio Morales, Maury the punk: a wild, rebellious embrace, and my subversive respects.
We are trying to be masters of our own lives. While there is misery, there will be rebellion!!
For the strengthening and spread of Autonomous Anticapitalist Nuclei!!
Down with the prison walls!!
—Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, Anarchist Prisoner

May 27, 2010

Maximum Security Wing, Maximum Security Prison

Santiago, Chile

June 2, 2010
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>Travels of Prometheus About the Social War in Greece and the end of one here and one there. text published on nantes indymedia in french t

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Travels of Prometheus

About the Social War in Greece and the end of one here and one there

THE MIRROR OF SOCIAL PEACE begins to crack. The expiry date of the welfare state in Europe seems to be over and one after the other, the national political classes acknowledge it. While in some countries the legal basis for this shift have already been raised in parliament in relative peace, the war in Greece took an unexpected width. Although this conflictual could be placed in the continuity of social movements against the dismantling of the welfare state that we are used, it tends to take a significantly different character. An agreement with the state in the logic of the old social pact seems increasingly unlikely, because there is more economic foundations, political and social for that. We are therefore facing a new situation. Accustomed to conduct struggles to break the social peace and consensus, we could soon be facing a new form of management which tends to create a climate of war. It is therefore all the more necessary to develop new perspectives, we venture to formulate some new hypothesis for social war.

Other horizons …

Risking too mimic the reality, but in order to draw some analytical clues to the incision more precisely in this reality, one could say that since the late 70s, a profound restructuring of the economy – but not only – began. A considerable part of the industrial complex in Europe was dismantled and distributed with the transformation of the manufacturing process and relocation. The class relations that went in were seriously disrupted and fragmented. According to his logic ever deeper penetration of the good in all aspects of life, capital has continued to explore “new” markets, particularly related to new technologies and strongly connoted by the appearance of “services”.

Restructuring befallen the end of the Second World War and after phases of dictatorship have played for years on a welfare state that can accompany the reorganization of capitalism and to manage tensions. However, since the 80s, the so-called “social gains” have been widely attacked, and during their 90 years of deconstruction and fragmentation have accelerated at a pace determined by the international context and local power relations. The flexible labor market, the dismantling of social welfare as the pension system, liberalization and privatization of sectors such as energy, communications and transport have meant so much challenged what many saw as certainties.

The “financial crisis” of last year, is in fact not a crisis, but a consequence of the new restructuring. Beyond the vast sums provisionally identified by a number of State for the “rescue” of a few banks have mainly sales of businesses and industries as “public” to be continued. However, states remain massive deficit and have already exhausted some of the revenue that can replenish their coffers. They must therefore continue to carve out. The current situation in Greece gives us a foretaste of what awaits us in other countries.

The austerity plans that are already in place in England as in Spain, Italy, Greece or in many other European countries are diametrically opposed to what has been for decades the One of the paradigms of the “social state”: the increase in consumption on the domestic market. On the one hand, the Greek state has reduced access to consumption (cuts in wages and pensions) and the other, it increases drastically the direct or indirect taxes to recover more money. The stated objective is no longer the “inclusion of the poor, it is assumed that a proportion of the population exposed to poverty must submit to an enhanced exploitation and estimate them happy. For years, this direction has been taken in the European immigration policy. Faced with growing immigration, the so-called Fortress Europe manages the human, still shots and regularization reinforcement of the capacity of expulsion, but in close connection with contracts of employment more precarious. The existence of a sub-layer of the population is clearly accepted and appreciated by the market needs.

Some conflicts of recent years have already shown signs (Argentina in 2001 and Bangladesh in particular in 2006) an exacerbation of the economic war. What is happening in Greece confirms it in Europe. Although always darkest times ahead, certainly given the current weakness of social criticism and revolutionary, we have the intuition that for us too could announce new times, times which create opportunities lost sight – and next step of reasoning “worse is better”. It is true that the surprise is a rather pleasant feeling, but we should make every effort not to experience the challenges of today commentators helpless, lost in the passivity rule that tries to make us swallow.

In the land of Prometheus

We must go back far enough in history to find a time and place where the revolutionary movement – more largely anti-authoritarian – has been able to approach the development and the social struggle as is the case today Greece. It’s the preliminary result of years of cross-pollination between the Greek anarchist movement in all its diversity, and some social combativeness. The Greek anarchists were often found side by side with the oppressed who would rise, while being able to conduct struggles when everybody looked the other side. In this, our enemies are aware, at least as much as us. Not only Greece was the first country in the euro area have to take drastic measures against the exploited, not only has it been and remains a base for military operations to include the Balkan countries, along with a door Europe to immigration from the East, but it is also a country facing social tensions and a fierce revolutionary activity.

Now that the institutional left is in power in Greece, it can hardly play the same role as a recycler and brake the social struggle. This map, it has already played at his election on a “progressive agenda” following the explosion of revolt in December 2008. The margin of the Greek political class has reduced considerably and in case of extension and escalation of the conflict two ways – historically conventional-alternatives: either the hard right, meeting the requirements of national and international capital and whether pressing a latent patriotism, succeeded in restoring order to the technical assistance from a government and an iron fist, is looming on the horizon the possibility of an insurgency. There is much at stake

During almost the whole of 2009, Greece has been rocked by a long series of strikes, blockades, demonstrations and attacks against the power structures. Faced with rising speculation in government debt (note that most of the Greek debt is in the hands of the banks ‘Greek’) and exploding budget deficit, beginning of 2010 the Socialist government passed in fifth gear also causing an acceleration of protests. It is no exaggeration to speak of a “climate of war, both economically and socially and politically. From early 2009 until now, the government has decided to ax in wages and pensions (with discounts ranging from 10-30%), increased direct and indirect taxes, restructured education and virtually abolished the health. To maintain the structures of the state, the Greek political and economic elite must quickly turn Greece into a breeding operation, a spearhead in the euro area. The Greek state has openly declared war on the lower classes and his “concern for the people” clearly takes the form of patriotism and the staging of a “revolutionary terrorism that threatens society.”

The situation is rather critical for existing institutions in Greece and there is a European state had long felt his neck again in the hot breath of a p
ossible uprising. But do not go too fast. Despite skirmishes significant but circumscribed (at the demonstration in Athens on May 5, the GSEE trade union leader could not say two words before being chased by hundreds of protesters), a large part of the protest with the directions of Social Democratic Union, the Stalinist party KKE and left few structures such as MEAP, especially because they are still the basis of a few formal initiatives such as general strikes. Despite many practical experiences of self-organization in the street (during the protests, occupations and riots), the protests still neglect the necessary confirmation of their autonomy. Combined with a rather brutal police repression and terror the media, the danger exists of being dragged into a war of attrition. Without claiming that the general strike (as opposed to “action days” of 24) would be the harbinger of an insurrectionary moment, it is probably necessary to cripple economic activity and the movement of goods. For this, it should push towards decentralization initiatives, or, in other words, to self-organization assumed the fight. To wrest the initiative from the unions and create a space that resists calls to order and is fertile for the seeds of self-organization. One possibility seems to be moving towards a more decentralized and diffused to the paralysis of economic infrastructure (communications, energy, transport …). This issue is not that revolutionary minority as some might believe, rather it is a practical proposal which is aimed at everyone who eats a lot of experience and in which creativity and dissemination outweigh Economist on any design or militaristic.

The insurgency is not the work of revolutionaries and anarchists alone. It is social not only in the sense that it involves a considerable part of the exploited, but because it upsets the existing social roles in destroying the structures that support them. Just as it does not exploited to put an end to exploitation, but structures and men who make the operation possible, it can not be pinned down in a defense of “people” or “exploited” whose resignation or consent, are ultimately the forces that drive the machine.

The assumption that insurgency appears to be emerging in Greece, actually follows a different logic than the paradigm of the urban guerrilla. The State’s interest in times of rising social conflict as to portray the conflict as a single combat as a duel between two “factions” (in this case, the state against the followers of the urban guerrilla with the population bystander). Of course, it is quite capable of using the anarchist movement as a whole for this purpose and to be swallowed in a great show, but it does not seem very smart to facilitate his task by applying ourselves – more or less explicitly – hierarchies of the various forms of attack against the structures of the State and Capital. The insurgency does not need pre-guards or protectors, it asks nothing other than that, the enemy of all fetishes, the determination to blow through the subversion of society. Even now, even if the insurgency is still hypothetical, the issue of arms must be put in the perspective of arming everyone, the spread of offensive weapons, not by repressing the fact to armed any group, faction or acronym.

The Greek government began to insist on a rapid militarization of the conflict and he hoped that the anarchists take the initiative. The government is intensifying repression and terror against the specific and the anarchist movement, he asked that it continue to be dead, he will torment now in front of everyone, he does not hesitate to push increasing militarization of such a neighborhood as Exarchia, it will use openly fascist squads and parastatals. The state does not only isolate the anarchists of the social struggle, to break their dynamics but also to lead them into a spiral where the law of retaliation with retaliation and certainly true courage on the part of the anarchists, but whose the price could be the decline of subversion in ample strata of society. The state knowingly uses the media in a purely cons-insurgency trying to spread terror, terrorize the population (with the specter of “hordes of immigrants pouring into Greece,” “anarchist terrorists,” “robbers bloodthirsty, …). The state continues longer buying social peace and reconciliation, but still more openly declaring war on all those who struggle. It is difficult not to fall into the trap of not being caught in the nets of a military conflict that would probably be the one to kill any project subversion. Do we understand, because the current request to speak clearly: this is not a plea to lower the weapon, not a discourse that posits that “insurgent violence frightens the proletariat and must therefore limit” . Instead, it is precisely the time for everyone, each working to provide the weapons he or she wants to use, share as much as possible the need to attack with all those who refuse to bow the altars of the Nation and Economy, to give the attack the place it should always be handled: an act of willful destruction of an enemy structure, not a vehicle for self-promotion. Subversion eroded as companions speak after shot.

One here and one there

Now opportunities in Greece long put in the closet trying to invade existing with all their violence, are forcing companions outside Greece, questions that do not tolerate delivery. Not only because what is at stake in Greece will probably have an impact on all anarchists and revolutionaries in Europe and elsewhere, but mainly because the possibility of contamination is becoming increasingly conceivable. We do not want to resurrect a kind of domino theory, but it seems clear that given the increasingly close and nesting deep economic structures and state on the old continent (the European Union project is one of its formal structures), it would be blind as to integrate the frontiers of territories where we live, national states where we have our struggles, as horizons impassable. The day before the issue of internationalism is needed today and requires new responses.

These are largely the same issues that came knocking at the doors of companions in December 2008, only the stakes are now even more demanding. While traveling in Greece worth certainly worthwhile to exchange and share experiences, we prefer to ask how we can go further in our contexts express international solidarity, how do we do that goes beyond a pat encouraging and generous in the back of our fellow Greeks who lost so much today, but especially to win.

Consider that, given the extension of the Social War in Greece, all the struggles and acts of rebellion take a heavier weight. Not because they exercise a manner or another direct pressure on the Greek institutions, but precisely because they feared may be carriers of contamination. Partly objectively and in part it striving, it is possible to entangle the different struggles “local” with the Social War in Greece, and vice versa, because it is the logical consequence of a social bond, a similarity of the Greek situation which, as suggested by our intuition, could happen tomorrow in “our” countries. Although it is clear that the subversive forces are much lower in many countries as Greece and they face some consensus on the reaction (such as Italy, where racism and political management taking totalitarian manners through the horrible Consent of large sections of the population). There appears the need to go beyond solidarity and actually build relationships between the different struggles. Every fight is being conducted, may have a significance that goes beyond, and we must work hard in this direction. The logic of here and one there could finally be completed, as in our outlook.

Although economic restructuring seems to make a general instability of the field accumulation, another instability is possible that benefits not domination. We need to think seriously consider. Would it
be impossible to arrive at some analysis and assumptions that bind the local context with what will probably affect the entire euro zone, and thus to develop a capability to assess ongoing struggles in terms of potentially destabilizing effects? This challenge seems in any case worth to be noted, to reinforce where a battle won in this war could exceed its social diluted first concrete result as trying to develop our business in light of their relation to the activities a few hundred miles away. Trying to go on these roads could help us develop hypotheses insurgency, to avoid being caught by surprise too, to discover opportunities to grow discontent and rage towards these emancipatory perspective, towards a social war against any form of exploitation and authority.

Dream

One hypothesis insurgency requires not only analysis and activities. It remains a dead letter or a shot in the water if she can not communicate her why. In these times, it can no longer rely on single utterance of a few concepts that are vague, even when they are discussed, such as liberation. The concepts rendered communicated through social struggle no longer exist. We must dare to ask how to revive a dream, not like a mirage, not a myth, but as intentions alive. The revolutionary contribution to the social struggle should not be limited to suggestions destructive to incite rebellion. His character becomes more tangible when insurgent she managed not only to identify the enemy and to implement a negativity which certainly gives courage to all the fanatics and those who would break the chains of resignation, but when it is able to keep alive, to communicate why it is fighting. In this sense, two decades of idealization of revolutionary ideas have caused much damage. We are orphans of ideas that seem to have lost their pensabilité. We must force their way out of the corner where we were forced to stop and make an apology pathetic. The conflict which could take up a character quite different from what we have known before, and it offers us real opportunities to experiment and break the ideological encirclement. The contradiction of subversion lies in the tension between reality and approach the break dance, communicate what is considered impossible.

Rather than a sketch of the exact situation we find ourselves, these words are intended as an invitation, one might say a call to open our heads and look straight into the eyes of challenges.

Much could be played, and the only certainty we have is that in the coming times, inertia will have consequences even heavier.

Some friends of Prometheus

original text in french here : http://nantes.indymedia.org/article/20859

June 2, 2010
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>Angry news from Bulgaria – April 2010

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02.04.2010 Unknown persons tried to set on fire a city council building in the city of Plovdiv in the middle of the night. The entrance door was severely burned.

06.04.2010 City of Kurdjali. Someone throw acid on a capitalist company car. Probably fired ex-workers from the same company.

08.04.2010 City of Dupnica. A man stole a police car right from the police station. Policemen started to chase him. The man crashed the police car and it exploded. The man escaped from the fire but he was arrested by the police.

June 2, 2010
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>WHO KILLED THE UNBORN BABY, TOO? Guerilla Group Of Libertarian Destructionists

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WHO KILLED THE UNBORN BABY, TOO?

An insurrectionary destructionist perspective on the dead bodies of the uprising which were in a burned/locked bank in Greece;

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Let’s cry for the baby, too

And have rage against capital and capitalist moralists, in order to attack better!

The workers who were locked in a bank, why did they not break down the door of the bank when they saw the people, -COMRADES- were shouting and fighting with the “weapons” that they had decided to use; stones, molotovs, bottles, sticks of the banners etc…
Were they afraid of losing their job? Were they afraid of losing their job when they knew better than anyone that the building had no fire-exit; they could also die because of an electrical fault, couldn’t they? Were they afraid of living in hunger? Other than the pregnant woman did they have children to feed? Were they afraid of living in a worse situation; getting less money then the -present-, when compared with the unemployed situation/unemployment? Do they really like to count the meaningless amounts of the capitalists’ profits? Who forced them to be inside and why? What kind of guard is this? Do they like to have money for their holidays which is like paying money for making love?
Or were they waiting for a revolution which is in a process by: “revolutionaries, marxists & socialist parties, anarchist pacifists, unions, intellectuals; the ones who have the map for the way that goes to the “free society”, the ones who are sitting in the “bourgeouis-homeland of pacifism”?
We are, and we will just think and discuss it, but for sure, it’ll be impossible for us to learn, cause they are – all of “four”- dead. And nobody can speak for them, anarchists included. But we have a letter from another worker who was in same bank on same day, too. And we know also, when comrades wanted to burn the TV´s live air vans they forced them to get out; they forced the “workers”: journalists, to get out of the van, and AFTER they burned the van as happened many weeks ago, too.

“All great things must first wear the terrifying mask
in order to inscribe them in the heart of humanity”
Nietzsche

Did the comrades do something “bad” in burning the bank? Of course not, we wish we could destroy them all, along with prisons, courts from now on, too. But also we would prefer, – as comrades- when they are empty as we can see and we are sure about that; when there are no innocent people, unborn babies. But if the situation is different, if it is fascist police that we are talking about, isn’t it something practical, isn’t this desire of destruction poetic, full of the desire of life?

Did the comrades really burn the bank when they knew that there were workers, who did not want to join the protests, and the feast of destruction? We are sure we can say no. But also we are sure, and ready to ask, what about the locked doors? What about the bastard ones, “anarchists” or leftists who are blaming the – comrades -, if they did it for sure- that they burned them all, laughing at them and shouting and attacking the police at the same time?

To make a “critique” like this, especially if they are “comrades”, they must be in a situation which is encircled not only with fear, which stops their thinking. It should be the State and society attacking pyschologically masking themselves as fears too; more than just one that blocks faced with the realities of chaos’ feast.

There are also some voices who are afraid of crying. And manipulating the purposes and for sure, this is a moral of order, and it’s also to have the present order again, the order of things, the order of this world, something totally different to the natural order of things; chaos, destructionist and creative anarchy at the same time body and soul.

To fight and destroy – this world -, we should just be ourselves to feel, to think, to attack.

To take back our lives into our hands again, to destroy “everything”, everything which is beautiful when dying, when it lives in the other form. As it was happening and as written on a wall in December 2008, after Alexis’ murder…

For a poetic life with love. With tears and rage, with attack and escape.

You are not forgotton Alexis, along with the unborn and unnamed children. The murderers and planners of murders are clearly on the other side of the doors.

If we can’t cry – with or without a voice -, how we can live and enjoy life?

Let’s stop negotiation and attack the bosses of the power and prisons. Greetings to the comrades who are fighting more than symbolically.

Then, radical critique on ourselves is always necessary.

Guerilla Group Of Libertarian Destructionists and Terrorists, Rain Cell

May 30, 2010
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>#305 | Imprisoned Greek anarchist loses his leg

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FROM THE GREEK STREETS BLOG.


Simos Seisidis is an anarchist arrested on May 3d by police in Athens. Simos has had a price on his head for a long time, accused of being a member of the so-called “robbers in black” (oi listes me ta maura) who were, allegedly, a group to which imprisoned anarchist Yiannis Dimitrakis also belonged to.

During his arrest on May 4th, Simos was shot in the leg by police and injured heavily; he was also beaten badly on the spot. Since that day Simos has been detained in a room-converted-cell in the KAT hospital in Athens. His conditions of detentions are horrific – as described by his family, comrades and groups such as the Network for Social and Political Rights (which has issued a statement, see here, in Greek): there is a complete ban on TV, radio and phone communication for him; the only person allowed to visit him in his room is his mother; police are constantly guarding his room, abusing him, photographing him with their mobile phones while he is bathed by the nursing staff; the list is endless.

On Friday, May 28th it was announced that his health condition worsened rapidly and that Simos had an emergency operation and had his leg amputated. He is now in a stable and relatively good (that is, non-life threatening condition); his horrific conditions of detention remain. BROTHER SIMOS YOU ARE NOT ALONE! THEY GOING TO PAY FOR THAT!!

May 30, 2010
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Underground Women’s State. Doors open at 7pm Film screening about the criminalisation of abortion i

Underground Women\
We will be screening the film along with Polish food and music, with discussion continuing on afterwards. Please come, everyone is welcome. wed 9th june doors open: 7pm film showing: 8pm. donations. at: the factory 2-8 cave street, st pauls, bristol, bs2 8ru

May 29, 2010
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>Students and pupils protested in Slovenia

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During the student and the protests demonstrations yestarday in Ljubljana several people were hurt, 30 demonstrators were arrested and nine police officers were hurt. They demonstrated against the new proposal for the law that limit number of hours of student work and abolishe student grants and pupils snacks. Demonstrators, through a police cordon at parliament, threw flares, Molotov cocktails, granite cubes, eggs, bottles and sticks, braking all windows of parliament and sculptures at entrance, reports B92. Secretary General of Parliament Mojca Prelesnik said that the damage they caused is estimated about 27,000 euros and added that the parliament building has insurance for such cases (15,000 euro) and added that the rest of the money needed to renovate parliament will have to provide a student organization that organized the protest.

May 29, 2010
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>POSTER FROM ATHENS CALL FOR A GATHERING DEMO SOLIDARITY

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POSTER FROM ATHENS CALL FOR A GATHERING DEMO SOLIDARITY
THE POSTER SAY: NONE HOSTAGE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE FREEDOM NOW! TO MICHAL PAWLAK ,DEMO GATHERING IN AREA ELEFTHERIAS KORIDALLOS SATURDAY 29/5/ 18:OO

Polish anarchist imprisoned in Athens (Greece) Polish anarchist, Michal Pawlak, was arrested in Greece on 6th of December 2009 and is awaiting trial for making explosives in the infamous Koridallos prison in Athens.
Despite the lack of evidence, Michal was detained for 6 months, and as the information about his imprisonment hasn’t reach the Greek comrades he hasn’t received much support from outside the walls until now. Only recently he manage to inform his Polish frieds about the detention and the campaign of support is under way. According to the Greek law, the court will consider his release only after half a year of detention, in June this year. Besides that Michal remains in a high spirit, asking the comrades outside to send him anarchist literature and press in Polish or English to help him in keeping hope for the coming release.
His prison address: Michal Pawlak Dikastikes Filakes Koridallos T.K.18110 Athens Greece

May 29, 2010
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Update on Alexis murderers case. 30/6/10

he murderers of Alexis Grigoropoulos are to be released

[en français]

The two members of special police forces, Epaminondas Korkoneas and Vasilis Saraliotis, who murdered 15-year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6th, 2008, are to be released from prison on bail within the next few days. This, because the maximum pre-trial detention (18 in months in Greece) expires on June 6th. It is speculated that their bail condition will be not to leave the small Greek town of Amfissa, where their trial is ongoing.

In other cases in the past, court cases have been hurried in and trial procedures have been speeded up in order to prevent defendants from being released after the 18 months. But this is not “just” any case…

It seems the 17 year old friend of Alexis Grigoropoulos,who was next to him when he was murdered by the cop epaminontas korkoneas,has dissapeared from the face of the earth.
In the meantime,the claims of the cop about suspicious behaviour on Zoodohou Pigis street the night of the murder,were denyd by the guard that was on shift at Har.Trikoupi street and Navarinou,Athanasios Dellis.
While the court has ordered the police to bring the 17yearold in whatever it takes,so he can testify in court,he has dissapeared from his school and his house.
The court received a letter from the police station of Psihiko,that said that the youth has not been back to school since february when the trial began in Amfissa.
After the court order to bring him in, he dissapeared from his house aswell.

May 28, 2010
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>Attack with Molotov cocktail at the militarybase airfield at Kastelli, Crete Greece

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28/5

Continued attacks on strangers in the airport of Kastelli in Heraklion, Crete, yesterday evening.
Unknown 1:05 in the morning today threw two Molotov cocktails at the northeastern gate of the airport.
The reaction was immediate, since the unit became alarmed and increased safety measures at the airport.

Twenty minutes later, unknown persons cut the wire fence of the plant, the opposite side from where it dropped the first Molotov cocktail, went

inside and set a fire in the grass.
Once moved to their side of the airport’s security forces as perpetrators fled.
Note that the last two months there is strong conflictfrom the local pepole on the “Kallikrates operasion”
The unit was blocked for about 20 days from residents who reacted to the project Kallikrates’ and the prosecutor had to intervene to remove.

May 28, 2010
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>#304 | Fascists shoot and throw molotovs at migrants’ houses in two Greek cities

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FROM THE GREEK STREETS 28/5

Two incendiary racist attacks took place within 48 hours in Greece:

  • In Chania, Crete a group of fascists on motorbikes threw molotovs to a house where migrants reside, before disappearing. The fire caused was put off by the tenants, assisted by their neighbours.
  • On Thursday, at dawn, another group of people threw molotovs in a house in the town of Loutraki in the prefecture of Korinthia – at that time, a family of migrants with their children were sleeping inside. Immediately afterward the group shot twice toward one of the houses’ balcony doors.

According to the police both attacks were caused by “far-right” groups.

May 28, 2010
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>#306 | The Federation of Hospital Doctors on Seisidis from the greek streets blog.

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31/5

Resolution by the Federation of Hospital Doctors in Greece (OENGE)

on the conditions under which Simos Seisidis is hospitalized

The Federation of Hospital Doctors in Greece (OENGE) denounces the unrestrained violation of ethics –both medical and judicial – that is taking place during Simos Seisides’ hospitalization in a special ward at KAT hospital [in Athens]. It is unacceptable to provide medical treatment to the detainee under the constant supervision of police guards and, thus, to force doctors and nurses to violate openly the code of medical ethics. Moreover, the complaints that have been made are appalling and bring shame on our civilization – complaints which state that police guards take photographs of the detainee while his bullet wound is treated and his excrements are cleaned up, while they forbid he be treated by a hospital-appointed private nurse.

The Federation of Hospital Doctors in Greece (OENGE) calls the Ministers of Health, Justice and “Citizen Protection” to guarantee the self-evident rights of Seisidis, which should be respected regardless of the alleged charges against him – this should apply to all detainees whether they are hospitalized or not. We remind all interested parties that the Code of Medical Ethics – which is ratified by Greek law –, the Hippocratic Oath and the honor and dignity of both doctor and patient prevail against administrative or police orders. We invite attendant doctors to demand police forces respect the code of medical ethics fully and not to cooperate in its violation under any circumstances; in contrary, to immediately report relative incidents.

Athens, 28 May 2010

May 28, 2010
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>Bomb Left for Novartis in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Simulposted with Liberacion Total

May 19, 2010. This morning a bomb was found in the street near the intersection of General San Martín and Colonia Americana Guadalajara.

State police explosives experts said the homemade bomb consisted of five metal tubes containing powder with a wick, on which lay a half-consumed cigarette.

This is the second time that an explosive was left in the same area. On September 22, 2009 at the entrance of the building, five cans of butane gas, tied with plastic tape, exploded.

On a wall near the building were messages to Novartis, whose offices are in that building:

The Animal Liberation Front Guadalajara Mexico: I placed an explosive device made of dynamite and butane near the building occupied by Novartis, a company that works with Huntington Life Sciences. This laboratory is responsible for torturing and enslaving animals to make products sold as cosmetics and medicines, or to test food ingredients not yet approved. We want to say from Mexico to Novartis and HLS: Vivisection is scientific fraud and we will not rest until they end their cruel speciesist industry. Household products such as cosmetics are unnecessary for our existence, but they continue to justify it is for the sake of a single species. Will they realize that this is not a game when one of their directors or employees appears unconscious in the streets from an attack by some activists? Or they will realize when a long list of family is psychologically and physically intimidated? You decide whether to leave animals or suffer the consequences.

May 26, 2010
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>Another murder committed by neo-Nazis in Moscow/

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On the 24th of May a group of young people were celebrating their friend’s birthday on the Moscow river embankment in the north-western part of the city. With the party coming to an end, the company started to dissolve while the rest, around 15 people and mostly girls remained to collect the rubbish. At this juncture they were attacked by a group of neo-Nazis (about 40 people) coming from the bridge, shooting their non-lethal guns and screaming «It’s them, get them!” According to the witness neo-Nazis sought to beat each and everyone. One of the girls got her back injured hit by a cobble. When the guys returned to the place most of them managed to get away from, they found their friend Dmitry Kashitsyn lying in blood. He got severely wounded. Dmitry died on the spot even before the police and the ambulance arrived. He was 27.

Having spoken with the witnesses of the tragedy we can try and represent the incident. Young people were peacefully celebrating their friend’s birthday. Many of them were musicians or just heavy/ hardcore/punk music fans with typical for this subculture looks. It is very likely that it came to be this feature and, especially, the guys’ tattoos that caught attention of the neo-Nazis who decided to attack them because they thought them to be anti-fascist activists. The assault was well-planned and deliberate, which is evidenced by the following facts. The first point is that it happened at the end of the celebration, which means that some of the Nazis might have noticed a group of young people, spread the word about that and started preparing an attack. The second is that at the very moment of the attack the Nazis were shouting Nazi slogans and were having non-lethal guns and knives on them. The third point is that they were all wearing masks.

Dmitry’s friends told us that all of the young people present at the birthday party had no relation to the anti-fascist movement and took no interest in politics. Dmitry Kashitsyn had no relation to antifascists either, he just loved heavy music and rarely visited his favorite bands’ concerts. None of the victims had self-defense weapon and they got baffled by such an impudent attack.

As a result neo-Nazis attacked young people who were peacefully resting, beat them up and killed a young Russian guy just because they suspected him of having the opposite views.

Once again this tragedy shows us that the threat of getting beaten up or killed by neo-Nazis is real and concerns each of us, regardless of age, sex and nationality.

Antifascists from Moscow express their condolences to Dmitry’s family. We will do anything to ensure that those who did it will not get away unpunished. This tragedy has proven that there is an urgent need to confront the neo-Nazis and all those who sympathize with them. It is everyone’s duty to do their best to ensure that such tragic event never happens again.

Dmitry’s friends started a fundraising campaign to support his family.