Smokes arises from behind the walls of the prison for undocumented migrants in Corso Brunelleschi, a passer-by notices it and eventually the news reaches comrades who have contacts inside. A few words on the telephone with a prisoner are sufficient to understand that a revolt is taking place and that the infrastructure is burning, once again.
The trigger is allegedly food, which was delivered with great delay at 3pm and as usual in disgusting conditions. It’s nothing new, nor are the general conditions of life inside the centre, which are bound to get even harsher in the winter; it’s no coincidence that one of the reasons for the revolt was the lack of clothing to face the cold weather.
The fire started in the white section and then spread to others; at the moment the whole of the green section is out of use. The police reprisal was rapidly unleashed to put down the revolt and also to punish some prisoners by putting them in solitary confinement and beating them up; we still don’t have any news of them.
Yesterday evening some prisoners refused food, joining others who had been on hunger strike for a few days.
Here two prisoners’ words telling us about the revolt
We, Anarchist Black Cross Warsaw, would like to invite you to Anti-Prison Days, which will take place from 26th to 28th October in Warsaw! We are setting up the programme of the event and we can tell you that it’s very ambitious!
It’s the fifth time we organize Anti-Prison Days in Warsaw. We invite you to join interesting discussions and workshops (for example a presentation on the repressive operation “Network” – anarchists tortured in Russia, and a workshop on transformative justice). Furthermore we are planning anti-police and anti-repression filming, tattoo benefits and dancing parties!
We think that Anti-Prison Days represent an opportunity to meet people, exchange knowledge and skills, talk about important issues for us and share our ideas with more people. So if you want to join us (maybe with your distro or presentation/workshop) you are very welcome!
In early October we’ll present the programme of the event. If you have any suggestion, proposal or question, write to us.
The Liberators broke into a semi-abandoned warehouse in Veneto, where for a while a old man had a dog in shameful conditions. It was liberated, cared for and given to a family that loves him like a child. Not pleased enough with having caused suffering and pain to that dog, this old man, after some months, catch another creature to leave it to his fate, in his outdoor dump were once a time there was commercial activity. All day alone, surrounded by rotten water, with rusted bowls, his only shelter was a rotten wood house, his only solace was the few pettings of the few people who pass from there that he was almost beggin for with his sad eyes and need for tenderness.
The little creature was liberated, now he is safe, far from the pain and suffering. The first veterinarian treatments found serius problems due to the state of total abandoment in wich he was, and relentlessly he would die in a few weeks. Now we adress you, for second time. You put the life on an animal in danger, if it’s not clear for you, you do not deserve next to you not even an ant. No other animal will have to cross the gates of your property, dont waste energy on your last years of life, theliberators will be always ready to take action, both in day and night, consider yourself warned.
Σκύλος απελευθερώθηκε από την αιχμαλωσία του στην Ιταλία
Οι Απελευθερωτές έσπασαν την σχεδόν εγκαταλελειμμένη αποθήκη στο Βένετο, όπου για κάποιο χρονικό διάστημα ένας γέρος είχε ένα σκυλί σε άθλιες συνθήκες. Απελευθερώθηκε, έλαβε την απαραίτητη φροντίδα και δόθηκε σε μια οικογένεια που τον αγαπάει σαν παιδί. Επειδή δεν ήταν αρκετά ικανοποιημένος που βασάνιζε και κακοποιούσε αυτόν τον σκύλο, αυτός ο γέρος, μετά από κάποιους μήνες, έπιασε ένα ακόμα πλάσμα για να το αφήσει στη μοίρα του στην υπαίθρια χωματερή όπου μια στο τόσο γίνονται εμπορικές δραστηριότητες. Όλο αυτό το καιρό μόνος του, περιτριγυρισμένος από σάπιο νερό, σκουριασμένα μπολ, με μοναδικό του καταφύγιο ένα σάπιο ξύλινο σπίτι, η μόνη παρηγοριά του ήταν τα λίγα χάδια των λίγων ανθρώπων που περνούσαν από εκεί και παρακαλούσε με τα θλιμμένα μάτια του για τρυφερότητα.
Late on election night, dozens of black flags lined the streets just south of Lafontaine park. Discarded in the midst of an altercation with riot police who shot canisters at us, broke us up, and temporarily shattered our togetherness, they remained, at least momentarily, scattered across the pavement, there to mark our passage. A passage too short. A passage not nearly close to sweet.
The demo began around 10pm. The lighting of a pink smoke grenade marked the beginning of what was going to be a brief but fiery display of resistance. Fireworks splintered and splattered, dying out among the trees. Cops had been roaming around since the beginning of the banquet, at times hiding behind their unmarked vehicles, but for the most part, staring at us from a distance, as if trying to locate the one transgression, infraction, crime, that would later serve as a justification for the barrels of tear gas they were preparing to unload on us.
As we made our way south bound, a woman exiting the Notre-Dame Hospital tripped and fell. Almost immediately, a dozen or so comrades stopped to offer her a hand. They didn’t know how to help her. And with riot cops charging at us from behind, they knew that they couldn’t offer her anything beyond their awkward, split-second presence. Flaming tear gas cans filled Plessis street and the hospital parking lot. Some of us ran south-east, cutting through that very same parking lot as if avoiding the Wrath. But it was too late. Our stones had landed. Their precious patrol cars had already been dented, their aggressive, obnoxious machismo irreversibly mollified. Others continued down Plessis, smashed a
Our last release of information about the so-called “Eco-Extremist Mafia” caused a commotion in the Church of ITS Mexico. Without giving them the oxygen they require in their parasitic nature on the international anarchist movement which they need to survive, we release a report and reply to the smears and idiocy of their position.
Within 12 hours of the doxxing of Vasquez being released, the so-called ITS “Mafia”, who virtually live on the internet now, were so upset they had to describe the age and dryness of my Vagina! And take responsibility for the “massacre” beating of an anarcho-punk after a Zapatista rally last December! What is there left to say either to or about these misogynist, misanthropic, psychopathic high priests of the ITS death-cult?
Predictable smears from the post-truth ITS, who take responsibility for actions they have not done, imitating a tactic of IS/Daesh, and now, calling us “cops” who apparently emailed the UK police to inform them that the laughable ‘Archie the Robot’ “Archegonas” is responsible for the ‘Misanthropos Cacoguen’ ITS bomb that was indiscriminately left in a busy street in Edinburgh, Scotland where young people hang out and meet each other. Hilarious! And the basis for this? That a mainstream newspaper reported that cops received the communique (which reads more like a psychotic meltdown), from a Riseup.net mail server! It is more likely that the ‘Archegonas’ or another member of the “Eco-Extremist Mafia” did such a stupid act just to cause shit for Riseup, as they hate it so much, and now print lies against us as befits them. After years of shit from this idiot ‘Archegonas’, is this all that he and ITS can achieve? No, their words and texts reveal it all, and we are fucking laughing at the Church of the ITS Mexico and their choir-boys. That is the tactic of their silly smear, now repeated by some delusional idiot in Brazil. If that is the extent of their logic, it is no wonder that they have made the ideological and practical mistakes which have taken them to the abyss of shit, taking responsibility for minor homicides and planting bombs in public places with the sole intention of hurting as many people as possible. Eco-fascist scum.
After almost ten years of threats, smears and attacks, we are fighting back with some of the means we have, and we will continue to collect and publish information about the Continue Reading →
October 23, 2018
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Mexico: Anarchist Political Prisoner Miguel Peralta Begins Hunger Strike
Below we publish a press release from the friends and family of the political prisoners of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón announcing the hunger strike of Miguel Peralta in the face of the ongoing irregularities and delays in his legal case. We also publish a short poem from Miguel to mark the beginning of his hunger strike.
October 19th, 2018, Mexico City
We want to announce that today, Miguel Angel Peralta Betanzos, political prisoner of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca, being processed under the case number 02/2015, has decided to begin a hunger strike, so that the judge of the Mixed District Court of Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca, dictates his acquittal. He, together with 33 more, have been falsely accused by the now representative-elect of MORENA in Oaxaca, Elisa Zepeda Lagunas.
Miguel Peralta is one of the seven political prisoners of the Community Assembly of Eloxochitlán who remain in prison. Since 2014, the Zepeda Lagunas family, utilizing their economic and political power, have manipulated the legal process of the case 02/2015 taking place in the Mixed District Court of Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca. With this, they have drawn out in multiple ways the “due process”, in addition to causing the forced displacement of more than 20 families from the community.
Our compañero has been in prison for nearly four years, having to endure a legal process plagued with irregularities and violations of local, national and international norms. The legal terms that are clearly stated in these local, national and international norms, have not been respected by the court. As such, to this date, he remains in complete legal uncertainty. His detention has been extended and various rights of his have been violated including the obstruction of an adequate defense, the presumption of innocence and access to prompt and expeditious justice.
Desde el territorio dominado por el Estado Plurinacional Boliviano y con
el apoyo de compas afines hemos decidido realizar una feria anarquista.
Desde que ocurrieron los ataques represivos sucedidos en estas tierras
(mayo de 2012) muchxs se alejaron, otrxs ayudaron a la policia y otrxs
se dedicaron a tirar mierda a cada jornada anarquista que se hacia y se
hace. Se dificultaba de alguna manera la creacion de una feria, pero
hace tiempo que ya nos cansamos de esperar cuando en realidad ya no
pasaba nada y asi comenzaron a salir algunas iniciativas como por
ejemplo la Biblioteca Flecha Negra o ediciones anarquistas que estan
surgiendo como raices que quieren enredarnos de rebeldia.
Y asi ahora nace esto, la 1a. Feria Anarquista en estas tierras.
Preparense compañerxs para enero del 2019, estamos ansiosxs de
compartir, debatir y darle la cara al Estado juntxs como siempre se ha
hecho con la memoria de todxs nuestrxs caídxs y secuestradxs.
Saludos y viva la anarquia!
Actforfree received: 22/10/18
October 22, 2018
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Nantes, France : Spie vehicle carbonised (16/10/2018)
Spie is a company that builds prisons and is also an essential cog in the machinery that controls us, watches us, locks us up and deports us. So I set fire to one of their vehicles on Tuesday 16th October between 3am and 4am, in rue du Capitain André David in Nantes. 2 plastic bottles filled with a mixture of 2/3 petrol and 1/3 engine oil, with firelighter cubes attached to the bottles, placed behind the tyres. Then all you have to do is light it and ciao, hasta la malekom…
There will be interventions, reflection, discussions and critique on current anarchism, as well as various activities concerning agitation.
There will be an informal talk with the comrades of Croce Nera Anarchica from Rome.
There will be live music and stands with anarchist material and self-productions. If you want a stand at the fair, send us your request before 1st November, as numbers are limited because of the space available.
A year after the sentencing of seven people to years in prison following the burning of a cop car in Quai de Valmy (Paris) on 18th May 2016, one of them is still rotting in prison, since February 2017.
After waiting more than nine months, his request for release on bail was rejected on the grounds that he has remained silent about the events he was accused of. Perhaps he doesn’t want to express remorse to the police ‘family of windows’ [rough translation involving “famille des victimes”, victims’ family, and “famille des vitrines”, windows’ family – re writing on a broken window in the spring of 2016]. Quite unlike another sentenced, who, after dissociating himself from the act and the ideas during the trial, is now trying to sell his little story on the shelves of the revolutionary supermarkets.
A quick update since Eric is still in the Specialized Housing Unit (SHU, segregation) and it is unknown how long he will be there. He still hasn’t received a write-up nor has he been brought up on charges, but is facing a precarious situation. Eric also has some new rules regarding mail. All paper has to be plain white or regular lined notebook paper. Envelopes have to be straight white or manila if sending something larger. Eric is also unable to receive cards.
As folx know Eric has been through a lot of trauma recently and really could use support through mail and always always books. He was pretty badly hurt, he misses his family and really needs the community right now. Eric is so grateful for all the support, letters, and books he has received so far. We in the support crew are so appreciative of people showing our friend the love!
Please keep Eric in your mind and heart, these are hard times and our friend will need a ton of solidarity and help in the coming months.
Yesterday, Tuesday 9 October, the first hearing (postponed from 12 July) of the trial for the “Panico” operation took place. A large presence of comrades warmly welcomed the entrance in court of the three comrade prisoners present at the hearing, to the growing irritation of the president of the judging panel. The three answered greetings, smiling and waving, while the infamous guards tugged at them to their place in the front row; they were not put in the cages but sat next to their lawyers, separated from the other co-accused by a compact wall of screws. A move that however did not prevent the exchange of looks, kisses, and signs of affection between us and them.
The hearing took place according to the same old script: there was once again the discussion on the admissibility of the civil parties, the judges withdrew to deliberate, then re-entered and proclaimed that, even at the united trial, all the civil parties (already mentioned at the preliminary hearing) are eligible. Subsequently, there was a brief debate about the temporal order with which to prepare the appraisals on interceptions with respect to the testimonies (whether before, after or during), and the request for evidence by the prosecution and the defence. The hearing ended with the scheduling of the following four hearings:
October 18, 2018: introduction to the investigation, the head of the Digos will speak;
– witnesses (cops) re the Melograno fight on 21 April 2016
– witnesses (digos) re the presence outside the police headquarters the same night, after the arrests
The moon is waning, and in its third quarter. A group of individuals attacks a slaughterhouse, lighting eight fires, both underneath some vehicles and inside the building itself, after having forced the entrances and ransacked it. The electrical systems were attacked by the fire, perhaps allowing the refrigerator and remote surveillance systems to be deactivated. Acrid black smoke invades the starry sky and falls on the village of Hotonnes and surroundings. We would like to begin by hailing the ever-increasing number of attacks on butchers’ shops, from the beginning of the year onwards. These actions touched us, they didn’t leave us in the simple role of spectators, but pushed us to act. For us it is important not to let the repression stop us, and to spread the antispecist attack without mediation.
Antispecist action is also seen in everyday life, in our relationship to the living beings around us. Thus we are not interested in criticizing murder as an inherently bad value because moral condemnation seems to us detached from any reality actually lived. It would interest us more to extend antispecism to all living species and refuse the false distinctions between the so-called “sentient” beings and the others. The mass planting of firs to make planks or the intensive breeding of hens to produce eggs has the same effect on us. A wasteland can easily evoke a mass grave. We do not want a vegan or animal-friendly capitalism as it continues to exploit other species.
Avis de tempêtes – bulletin anarchiste pour la guerre sociale n°10
(octobre 2018) vient de sortir.
Pour lire, imprimer et diffuser ce petit bulletin autour de soi (il est
en format A5, et celui-ci fait 20 pages), on pourra retrouver chaque
nouveau numéro tous les 15 du mois, ainsi que les précédents, sur le
“Bien entendu, le reflet que nous renvoie le pouvoir n’est pas la chose
la plus intéressante au monde pour qui n’entend ni se mirer dedans ni
dialoguer avec lui, mais le détruire sans médiation. Mais aussi parce
que les miroirs déformants du pouvoir ne sont qu’une prison de plus pour
tenter de nous contraindre à regarder avec ses yeux, à penser avec ses
catégories, à rêver avec son projet. Cela ne fait que souligner
davantage la nécessité de faire vivre dès aujourd’hui, dans les luttes
comme dans les attaques, dans les discussions comme dans les
solidarités, à travers notre éthique et nos refus, un monde qui soit
notre, qui nous soit propre. Face aux miroirs déformants du pouvoir
comme face à leur symétrie renvoyée par les autoritaires (contre-culture
du lundi matin ou contre-pouvoir de l’efficacité politique), imbibée de
dialogue conflictuel et de compromis tactiques avec l’État, ce « notre »
ne peut qu’être un « autre ». Un autre qui ne soit basé ni sur une
composition avec l’existant ni sur la masse. Un notre qui ne soit pas
unique comme un parti ou triste comme un syndicat, mais au contraire
libre et sauvage comme une multiplicité d’individualités en guerre
contre le pouvoir.”
October 17, 2018
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Antiracism on Prison Island (So-called Australia)
The purpose of this short text is to bring attention to tendencies within the Antifascist movement in “Australia” that are stunting resistance to the spread of openly hostile racism across “Australian” civil society as a whole. (Incase you’re wondering..I don’t advocate for racism to be hidden, contained or “civilised” I think that the Australian colony must be burnt to the ground as it was founded on white supremacy and continues to exist through institutional and social violence against all that do not want to live by traditional european values but first and foremost the indigenous clans that exist all over this land.)
Within the movement there is an unquestioned balance of power that is swinging in favour of those that wish to use anti-racism/anti-fascism as a source of personal power. This use of power manifests itself through organisation. There is a strict adherence to formality, various meetings have been organised in which associated groups come together to meet…however these meetings are facilited by the same people and the roles never change. There is very little encouragement for action outside of any officially organised (or seemingly) group and people that have come to be involved have continually been used by individuals in informal/formal positions of power as human resources…praised and encouraged for doing what people in [positions of power are unwilling to do but left to fend for themselves when the consquences of such actions begin to unfold.
Here are some Yogyakarta prisoners who have been released after undergoing trial and reading the verdict:
– MD detention decision of 5 months, the term of detention served, free October 9, 2018
– OO for 5 months detention decision, deducted the period of detention served, free October 9, 2018
– MI and MEA prisoner decision 5 months 15 days, detained prison term, free 14 October 2018
– ZW and AMH detention decision 5 months 15 days, the detention period will be deducted, free October 14, 2018
Today, Monday 15 October 2018 the hearing was held for the MCs with testimonies from BV and AM.
The progress of the trial will soon be returned to us.
Nothing is free until everything is free!
On the evening of October 11, we received the information that Hungarian fascists, in the wake of the Greece-Hungary national football teams were in an apartment near Kaniggos Square, having hung banners with nationalist content and the Hungarian flag, shouting slogans and Nazi salutes. After confirmation of the information, a group of comrades who are part of the anarchist anti-fascist movement, we chose to approach them and see in practice the dynamics of Hungarian fascism. We regret to see that one of their common connections to local fascism is their speed of escape. Unfortunately for them they were not all as fast. The three Nazi fascists who were left behind were beaten and “welcomed” by the combatant direct action of the militant anarchist anti-fascism of the metropolis.
SMASH BOTH THE GREEK AND THE FOREIGN FASCISTS!
Antifascists of Athens
October 14, 2018
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Greece, Athens : for zac/zackie oh! (english text) from assembly for the murder of Zac / Zackie Oh!
THE MURDER OF ZACKIE OH!
WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN
WILL NOT REMAIN UNANSWERED
1 What didn’t happen after a murder, in the center of Athens, at noon: the taking of fingerprints, pictures of the crime scene, enclosing the perimeter with yellow police line, taking testimonies; police protocol was not followed. What did happen after a murder, in the center of Athens, at noon: the murderer, Evangelos Dimopoulos, sweeps the broken glass, cleaning the crime scene and gives an interview on-camera. The other murderer, Athanasios Hortarias (member of the nationalist organisation “patriotic front”) posts on twitter that the victim ‘killed himself’ with a glass splinter. The witnesses from the surrounding area close down their shops. People passing by continue their shopping. The murderers and their supporters, those who shout and those who keep silent are known to us. We know that they are the owners defending their property. We know that they are the bosses, who build their shops through exploitation, exploitation which sometimes culminates in physical extermination. We know that they are the people always minding their own business, always up to defend the established order. We know that they are agents of patriarchal violence that disciplines deviant bodies. We know that they are the cops.
2 The two murderers, the passers-by, the owners, the bosses, the people only minding their own business, the middle class, the cops, the paramedics, the apathetic observers, everyone contributed in their own way to the murder of Zackie Oh! Afterwards, the media rushed to spread the news; establishing the profile of the “thief”, the “drug addict”, the person who “ran amok”, in order to a cold-blooded murder. They presented the identities that Zackie Oh! held as a priori “marginal” and dangerous, rationalising the murder as a natural outcome. They carried out a survey asking whether Zak deserved to live; and the not so relevant at first glance question: “which people don’t we want as neighbours: migrants? people following other religions? homosexuals?”. Such surveys leave room for the rise of the most conservative, homophobic, racist and toxicophobic reactions within greek society.
What took place there and the following handling of the incident “from those in power” reveals an even more normalized condition. The cops finished what the others started by giving the final death blows to Zak; who resisted until the end. In any case, we know for sure that the executive and judicial power is racist, homophobic, and sexist; prejudiced in its judgement, covering up for murderers and rapists. We’re not surprised by the diligently deficient case file, or by the fact that the two murderers (who took justice into their own hands even though their physical safety was not threatened) were not kept in pre-trial detention. Meanwhile, women who defended their bodies against their rapists/harassers, are treated completely differently by the greek judicial system that convicts them without recognising self-defence as a mitigating factor in their cases. Likewise, we have witnessed similar cases where greek owners have killed, claiming to defend their properties, and have then been declared innocent. In Amfissa last spring, a butcher committed a cold-blooded murder of a 14th year old Roma girl for no reason. At his trial there was a gathering of local people “in solidarity” with him, which was dispersed by enraged Roma people.