August 29, 2018
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Northern Ireland : A Call Out for Support and Solidarity

From Sacco and Vanzetti to the Craigavon 2
A Call Out for Support and Solidarity
The 23rd of August marks the 91st anniversary of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. They were both executed in the US in 1927 for the robbery of a shoe factory and the killing of a guard and paymaster. During their trial the prosecution produced conflicting ballistic evidence and witness testimony. The defence had several witnesses testifying where the accused men were on the day of the robbery and killings. This should have proven Sacco and Vanzetti innocence but instead both were convicted and sentenced to death. They were killed for their beliefs, they were insurrectionary anarchists “that advocated relentless warfare against a violent and oppressive government.”
Like Sacco and Vanzetti, the state scapegoated Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton (their case is known as the Craigavon 2) , for revenge over killing of a cop and two British soldiers in 2009. The cops arrested and charged several republicans in connection with the killings. In all cases the only real evidence the state had was that all the accused were republicans. Two people, John Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville were charged and convicted of the killing of the cop. Two others, Colin Duffy and Brian Shivers, were charged with the killing of the soldiers. The latter were subsequently found not guilty of the killings of the soldiers, the state had no evidence on them.

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August 24, 2018
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Greece – Anarchist Tasos Theofilou is free from all charges

Prosecutor’s claim was rejected.
Following the 1333/2018 order of the Supreme Court charges against
Tasos Theofilou were rejected.
We remind that Tasos Theofilou had been acquitted of all charges at
the second grade trial, but the vice prosecutor of the Supreme Court
had made appeal.
anarhija.info
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August 24, 2018
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Statement from Protesting Inmates at Burnside Jail, Nova Scotia

Re-posted from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
via: mtlcounterinfo.
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We, the prisoners of Burnside, have united to fight for change. We are unified across the population in non-violent, peaceful protest.
We are calling for support from the outside in solidarity with us. We believe that it is only through collective action that change will be made.
We recognize that the staff in the jail are workers who are also facing injustice. We are asking for a more productive rehabilitative environment that supports the wellbeing of everyone in the system. These policy changes will also benefit the workers in the jail.
Our voices should be considered in the programming and policies for this jail. The changes we are demanding to our conditions are reasonable, and must happen to support our human rights.
The organizers of this protest assert that we are being warehoused as inmates, not treated as human beings. We have tried through other means including complaint, conversation, negotiation, petitions, and other official and non-official means to improve our conditions. We now call upon our supporters outside these walls to stand with us in protesting our treatment.
We join in this protest in solidarity with our brothers in prison in the United States who are calling for a prison strike from August 21st to September 9th. We support the demands of our comrades in the United States, and we join their call for justice.
Our demands in Nova Scotia are different, and we note that they are comparatively more modest. We are part of an international call for justice and we recognize the roots of this struggle in a common history of struggle and liberation.
We are not the first, and we will not be the last.
We recognize that the injustices we face in prison are rooted in colonialism, racism and capitalism. August is a month rich with the history of Black struggle in the Americas.
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August 24, 2018
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Poster for the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

Poster: 11×17 PDF
If the “innocent” ones deserve our solidarity once, then the “guilty” ones deserve it a thousand times…
—Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, FAI-IRF / Imprisoned Members Cell
Solidarity will always be practiced as an indispensable feature of an anarchist way of life and action.…
The war continues, never give up, never give in.
Long live FAI-FRI
Long live CCF
Long live the black international
—Alfredo Cospito
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August 24, 2018
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Florence, Italy – Well done anyway!

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This the first leaflet given out in Florence a few days after the arrests of 3rd August 2017.
WELL DONE ANYWAY!
On a police operation in Florence
When you hold power, you can lose your head believing you are able to do anything at all, engage in attempts without rhyme or reason and talk nonsense, until you are left swamped by your own pile of bullshit.
This is what happened to police and carabinieri recently in Florence.
On 3rd August – as a result of blowhards such as Lucio Pifferi (local Digos chief), Eugenio Spina (Antiterrorism chief) and Giuseppe Governale (Carabinieri Ros commandant) – 200 armed fatheads, covered by the paper-pushers of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, vandalized and evicted the Riottosa Zquat in Galluzzo, arresting 8 anarchist comrades, 6 of whom were released a couple of days later due to complete lack of evidence. Masked policemen and carabinieri, a militarized neighbourhood, raids in private homes, comrades’ faces splashed in the newspapers, press conferences and institutional praise… to then see the whole operation miserably collapse.
In the heat of August, a media hallucination begun on New Year’s Eve reached a climax when a particularly careless police bomb disposal expert removed a bomb from a notorious fascist bookshop in Via Leonardo da Vinci with hsi bare hands, making it explode right in his face. If we didn’t live in an upside down world all this – the rhetoric of ‘bombs, blood and anarchy’, the tears for the injured cop, the investigation for attempted murder – wouldn’t even be conceivable. For the cops and journalists it was an attack that intended to kill. For us, it was an antifascist action like others that have occurred in the past and an accident at work which – unlike those that take place in factories and building sites every day- doesn’t deserve one tear.

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August 23, 2018
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Spain – Those accused in ”Operation ICE” acquitted

The criminal chamber, first section, of the Audiencia Nacional has acquitted the six straight-edge from the accusation of apologia of terrorism.
They were arrested in November 2015, and Nahuel, one of them, spent 16 months on remand.
The prosecution, who had initially pressed terrorism charges following attacks on banks in Madrid and Barcelona, had recently changed them and demanded sentences of two years only for the charge of apologia of terrorism. This happened because most evidence was linked to Facebook and Twitter posts.
Among these, mention was made of a post saying “Goku lives, the struggle continues”, “we’ll burn your ATMs”, “death to capital”, “#MakeSomeoneHappy and attack banks because stones are available, running is free and the police will be in the centre chasing drunk people”, sometimes accompanied by pictures of banks under attack.
The judgement rules that these posts do not incite terrorism.
Summary by: vozcomoarma.noblogs.org
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August 23, 2018
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Hamburg , Germany – Anti-G20 repression: Peike freed July 12 2018

Thursday July 12 2018, on the 22nd day of the appeal trial, the prosecutor and the judge indicated, unexpectedly, that they were granting Peike a suspension of sentence. Peike is free! After one year and six days’ prison, he has finally been able – and it is still too long – to be with his family and friends again. But his trial continues.
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 Sans_Attendre
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August 23, 2018
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Cagliari, Sardinia – Estate agencies attacked against evictions

In the night of 18th July we glued the locks and trashed the windows of two estate agencies on Via Pessina, and wrote: ‘Stop evictions’ on a wall. The evictions were due the next morning in the same neighbourhood.
In Cagliari as nearly everywhere else evictions against insolvent or illegal tenants are increasing. For a couple of years the Movement of Struggle for Housing has been resisting eviction orders with solidarity pickets, which in most cases succeeded in getting postponements, and with occupations. The police of Cagliari along with other cities (Turin for example) have recently informed tenants with eviction orders that a new method is to be taken to kick them out into the street, that is to say that eviction will occur without notice – and therefore unexpectedly – from a date they will communicate.
It seems therefore obvious and right to us that there are those who want to respond this further police intimidation, which adds to the general atmosphere of repression characterizing this hot summer 2018 in Cagliari. The attack on estate agencies, which was not reported by any newspaper, will affect some of those who make more profits out of the ongoing housing speculation supported by the aggressive gentrification that Cagliari is suffering.
via: nobordersard.
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August 22, 2018
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Dublin , Ireland: Sallynoggin* Concerned Community Occupation

statement:
Our group Sallynoggin Concerned community has tonight taken a 3 story building at 10a church place, Sallynoggin. We have been forced to take direct action to keep our community safe from sexual predators. The landlord Paul Murphy, Dr Patrick Randall and the Garda [Police] have collaborated to secretly setup a sex offenders clinic without planning permission, without community consent in the heart of our community with schools, colleges and creches within meters.
Dr Patrick Randall has continuously lied to our community since we have engaged with him in July. We picketed and took direct action to force the closure of the clinic and on the 16th of July, Randall backed up by 30 Garda cut our community locks, and evacuated 2 lorry loads of client files and told us he was moving out.
We removed our picket, in good faith, to facilitate his unhindered departure. On the 16th of July in a recorded conversation Randall backtracked, telling us he intended to stay at 10a, to apply for planning permission etc, that he had a 10 year lease that he could not get out of with landlord Paul Murphy of Killiney.

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August 22, 2018
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Greece : Till all are free – International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

In 2013 the groups comprising the Anarchist Black Cross initiated the Week for Anarchist Prisoners, which takes place in the last week of August. The first day, chosen on purpose, is the anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in 1927. It’s important to emphasize the stories of our comrades, since many of them will not be acknowledged as political prisoners. Various state services of surveillance requested to speak with comrades as part of ongoing investigations, using the suspects’ political orientation as the only criterion. This orientation is toward anarchism. Every investigation is based on the possibility of prosecuting comrades with the aid of an arsenal of laws aimed against a dangerous domestic enemy.
These prosecutions could involve anything, from texts until any sort of direct action, and this practice is nothing new since similar prosecutions in many countries of the world have been witnessed in the past, especially those with a strong presence of anarchists who promote direct action and interventions. A tactic of the forces of repression is to prevent anarchist propaganda and the diffusion of our ideas and for that they won’t hesitate to puncture the veneer of “democracy” which supposedly allows the free dissenination of ideas and information. Thus, any illusions people might like to have about democracy come to an end. Things have now become clear, the anarchist action or discourse will either become illegal or mean nothing”! This new form of repression that appeared now, is enforced against many of our captives, even under the guise of international “terrorism” which actually aims to target the domestic enemy that anarchy is. On one hand our captives have been prosecuted based on their political identity and on the other by having taken the political responsibility of their actions and their organizations. The strategy of preventive repression, of persecutions leading to convictions with the maximum possible sentences, of fast-track trials and of an effort to muzzle dissent, is already being enforced against anarchist centres and self-organized efforts that support and disseminate anarchist values. Simultaneously, the latest trial hearings constitute a final rehearsal of a new doctrine the state wants to enforce.

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August 22, 2018
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Comments Off on Avis de tempêtes – bulletin anarchiste pour la guerre sociale n°8 (août 2018) vient de sortir.

Avis de tempêtes – bulletin anarchiste pour la guerre sociale n°8 (août 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
blog :

https://avisdetempetes.noblogs.org

“Par le passé, l’État sévissait en censurant, en compliquant la
diffusion, en enfermant les propagateurs et les agitateurs de l’idée.
Aujourd’hui, non seulement il peut continuer de faire cela selon ses
besoins (y compris en Europe ; c’est une constante de la répression que
de prendre en ligne de mire celles et ceux qui animent des locaux, des
publications, des initiatives), mais il dispose également en plus
d’instruments formidables pour couper, de l’autre côté, la potentielle
réception du message. En détruisant la capacité humaine de comprendre la
signification, le sens d’un énoncé, la domination mine aussi la
potentialité que sa rage, sa révolte se fasse idée, vision, rêve.
Créateur de mondes, le langage –oral ou écrit– est un des véhicules, que
cela nous plaise ou non, par lequel passe « l’élévation individuelle de
l’esprit ». Et pour détruire la domination, nous n’avons pas seulement
besoin de dynamite et de révolte, mais aussi de cette « élévation »-là.”

August 20, 2018
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Indonesia: Update on the Anarchist Prisoners from Yogyakarta

Documentation of images from the O and M comrades’ trials
On Tuesday, August 14th ,2018, the trial for comrades O and M began, while on Thursday, August 16th, 2018, the trials began for comrades MI, MEA, AMA, and ZW.
As for Brian Valentina (Ucil) , his trial will be held on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018.
Let’s express our solidarity by attending the trial every Tuesday and Thursday at 10AM in the Sleman District Court or by visiting the comrades in Cebongan Prisonand Sleman Police Station who do not have clear information yet about their trial process.
More information,
Instagram account: @palang__hitam
 via : Website: http://palanghitam.noblogs.org
Email: civilrebellion@riseup.net

August 20, 2018
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Santiago ,Chile : Transantiago bus burned (10/08/2018)

 

Friday August 10, 2018, the shadows slowly falling we separated from them, altering the healthy functioning of the city. In a wild and playful way we attacked the transantiago bus, line 325, in the area of the Juan Gómez Millas faculty of the University of Chile, taking violence into our hands to spread a call to insurrection with it. Taking into account how that night the media along with the police silenced our words (and always will do), we are claiming this action.
We are launching a call for agitation against every kind of cage in all the corners of the planet. The practices of torture, murder and imprisonment persist in every region thanks to the State.  And that is why we are claiming those taken and killed by capital and the State. We are not forgetting the present situation in the territory dominated by the Chilean State, where anyone who opposes resistance ends up murdered/imprisoned. Nor can we forget the situations that happen in other States all over the world, therefore we vindicate all those fallen into the hands of death or cages while resisting power, as in the case of Santiago Maldonado in the adjacent region.
A special Greeting to Joakin Garcia and to Kevin Garrido, who are living the last stages of the trial that is weighing on them with dignity, to Juan Aliste, Marcelo Villarroel, Juan Flores, Tamara Sol, Alejandro Centoncio, and to those of the May 21 case. Strength and resistance!
Prisoners of the social war present!
Freedom for all the prisoners of Wallmapu!
Down with prison! Down with the State!
Claudia López always in our heart, 20 years since her death!

via: anarhija.info
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August 20, 2018
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Zurich, Switzerland : Several town hall vehicles burned!

During the night of 7 to 8 August, several cars of the municipality of Zurich were set on fire.

On Wednesday at around 3am seven town hall vehicles went up in smoke. The rapid intervention of the fire brigade narrowly saved an industrial building that the local government cars were parked in front of from the flames. The damage was estimated to be over 100.000 Swiss francs.

According to police of Zurich and investigators of the Zurich cantonal police, there can be no doubt as to the intentional origin of the flames.
The German-speaking Swiss press tells us more about this fire. Apart from the fact that it mentions the institution targeted, namely the city of Zurich (unlike the French-speaking Swiss press, which speaks simply of “cars”), it also tells us that privately owned vehicles parked nearby came out unscathed from the fire, which suggests that the municipality’s working tool was the sole target.
So far [Tuesday 14 August 2018] this incendiary sabotage has not been claimed.

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 Sans_Attendre

August 20, 2018
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Fort-de-France (Martinique): Against public transport and its war on the poor

France Antilles / Tuesday 31 July 2018
The two Kerlys ticket machines are completely out of use, just days from the announced launch of Public Transport in their own site.
While the first High Level Bus Service (BHNS) are expected on the tracks of the TCSP in the coming days, two ticket vending machines are broken in l’avenue Maurice Bishop (Kerlys), in Fort-de-France. They were the target of vandals a few months ago but were never repaired.
Contactless ticketing is already operational throughout the Mozaïk network. It still needs to be set in view of the new rates (bus and TCSP) which will be applicable on September 1st. These past weeks, CFTU agents have started dislodging those who had taken over bus shelters or public spaces again. […]

via:  Attaque
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August 20, 2018
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Cannes, France – Against their energy that fuels this inhuman world, action! (03/2018)

March 2018, in the Cannes surroundings, by making holes in the hull we sank the sailboat of an engineer affiliated to Bonatti SPA, responsabile among other things for the Tap gas pipeline in Italy.
Against their energy that fuels this inhuman world, action!
Mr Simon, if you don’t give up this work you will lose your house as well as your boat. You will agree with us that this is not to your benefit.
Some surviving anarchist sailors from Kronstadt
via: anarhija.info
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August 18, 2018
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Italy : Words from anarchist comrade Juan in hiding

We received Juan’s words from hiding in a letter to anarchist circle “Nave dei folli”:
I see that a poster has come out edited and discussed by various anarchists in solidarity with those accused in the“Scripta Manent” trial. I think it is important to reaffirm a collective stance of solidarity with the comrades under investigation and of complicity with the various practices that have always been a legacy of hostility against authority. As the poster mentions.
Individual differences are not limits to be unified, but they are the wealth of anarchists.
To support revolutionary practices, not delegate them, contrast the repression with which the State wants to isolate us and bury comrades in the country’s prisons.
I subscribe to the proposal of the poster “Furor Manent” and express my solidarity with the comrades under investigation and my complicity with the many practices of direct action.
A hug with crest held high!!
In struggle for anarchy
Juan

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August 18, 2018
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Italy, Mayday NoExpo: Marco extradited to Italy

We receive and publish:
The wave of repression that followed the events of May 1st in Milan during the demo MayDay against Expo 2015 and its neo-liberal model has not yet ended: at the end of July 2018, 3 years after the NoExpo demo, comrade Marco Re Cecconi was arrested in Toulouse following the issue of a European arrest warrant.
Yet again we find ourselves struggling against various charges, among which destruction and looting, article 419 of the Rocco fascist penal code with sentences from 8 to 15 years’ prison.
So the Scateniamoli [let’s unleash them] campaign is starting up again with the aim of spreading information about Marco’s trial and how he is and to obtain the liberation of another pirate victim of repression.
Once again, breaking the silence means not letting our comrade’s fate be forgotten.
Once again, breaking the silence means taking to the streets, demonstrating outside the courts and the prisons,  taking back possession of spaces in order to continue our paths of struggle.
To write to Marco:
Marco Re Cecconi
C.C. Rebibbia
Via Raffaele Majetti, 70
00156 Rome
Italy
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LET’S UNCHAIN MARCO!
WE WERE ALL THERE ON MAY 1ST!
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August 18, 2018
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Switzerland : Tattoo Circus in Zürich , August 31st to September 2nd , 2018

From August 31st to September 2nd , 2018, a tattoo circus will take place in the occupied Koch area (Koch-Areal) in Zürich. This is a festival organized according to the principles of do-it-yourself organizing. During the tattoo circus, a space will emerge in which tattoo culture and the fight against prisons and repression come together.
Various tattoo artists will provide their time, experience, creativity and as much ink as possible to support these struggles. The principle of the tattoo circus is that no one personally profits at this event, neither the tattoo artists or piercers, nor the bands, speakers or performers work for their own profit. All supporters make their skills, energy, and resources available through conviction and solidarity, with the awareness that the full proceeds will benefit those who are resolutely fighting the state and capital.
The Tattoo Circus does not want to limit itself to the tattoo culture! A multi-faceted program is being prepared that deals with the topics of prison and repression in different ways and invites participation. Therefore, there will be presentations, workshops, information on prisoners, and a prisoner letter writing corner. Performances, concerts, food and bars are organized for the purpose of entertainment.
For a society without prisons and repression!
For a world without authority!
more info updates here
tattoocircuszurich.noblogs

August 18, 2018
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Mexico City, Mexico: Letter from Anarchist Political Prisoner Luis Fernando Sotelo

This letter comes from anarchist political prisoner Luis Fernando Sotelo who is currently locked up in the Reclusorio Sur of Mexico City. The letter speaks out against the buying and selling of favors in the prison, and the intimidation/repression Sotelo has faced for both being a political prisoner and for speaking out against the corruption in the prison. The original in Spanish was published by Ké Huelga Radio and can be found here.
Monday, July 30, 2018
To the Compañeros y Compañeras
To the Collectives and Cooperatives in Solidarity
To the Different Autonomous and Rebellious Media
To Those Who Fight and Resist the Capitalist Monster
Greetings. Your gestures of support, solidarity and fraternity with my family and I are much appreciated. I hope to continue demonstrating steps forward of resistance and the construction of life.
For a long time, more than 3 years, I have lived in a restricted area of the prison, living in a cell by myself, surrounded by empty cells. But Wednesday night, they relocated people into this area with the following characteristics: 1. People who take controlled medication (anxiolytics, antidepressants, etc.) 2. People who have disabilities (no longer have an eye, leg, or who have a high-risk disease such as diabetes, etc.). I still live by myself in one cell, but now I have close neighbors…

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