March 20, 2018
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Lampedusa, Italy: Incendiary revolt against the hotspot

In Lampedusa, the demonstrations (of about 150 people isolated in the hotspot) are continuous. On 8 March, a flare was thrown by migrants against the hotspot: it’s the third time in 15 days.
At 7 pm, a group of migrants left the centre to protest on the steps of the main church of Lampedusa again. They say that after the previous protest, which led to them going on a hunger strike for six days, they had received the promise of a transfer to Sicily, but after a month nothing has changed. Nobody wants to stay in the hotspot, and some in order to be transferred are prepared to be “charged with theft”: receiving an expulsion order within seven days, to reach Sicily, would at least allow the possibility of continuing the journey towards other countries and avoid immediate deportation to Tunisia.

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March 20, 2018
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March 17, 2018
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Italy ,February 1, 2018 – LOCKS GLUED AT BENETTON SHOPS . en/it/

received anonymously:
“Claim of responsibility for sabotage of two Benetton shops
We are enemies of power and domination. We want the end of every form of exploitation. We aim for the absolute destruction of authority and of the capitalist system. The symbols and the consequences of capitalism and exploitation are everywhere. So we just had to take a clear decision, choosing to take the side of those who are oppressed and attacking the system and its accomplices: direct action for self-determination and total liberation! It doesn’t matter how small is the action compared with the giant monsters we are fighting: it’s action and not just promises at election time, it is the proof of the fact that the fight isn’t over.
On Monday, January 29th, from an anarchist, antispeciesist, antiauthoritarian and anti-capitalist position, we sabotaged two Benetton shops located in Ferrara (Italy) by gluing the locks of the shops.
In solidarity with the Mapuches who, in Patagonia, for decades have been resisting the oppression of the corporation that, since 1991, had taken away (creating many ecological and social problems) almost one million hectares of land from the Mapuches who had lived there for centuries, in harmony with Pachamama (Mother Earth).
For the animals who are enslaved and exploited for the production of wool (to make clothes), and meat (the business of Benetton Group is not limited to the fashion industry).
For the workers, children and adults, who are exploited in factories through a particular method of subcontracting.

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March 17, 2018
by actforfreedom
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Santiago, Chile: Anarchist Compañero Juan Flores Sentenced to 23 Years

On March 15, 2018, the sixth oral criminal court again decided on the life of a person. Imbued with their supposed moral superiority and with the penal code in hand, they performed their mathematical calculations to decide the time in which an individual should remain kidnapped in prison.
Around noon, the court delivered the sentence against compañero Juan Flores for the following crimes:
Attack against the Los Dominicos subway station (action that took place on July 13, 2014): Under the arms control law + 6 crimes of causing non-serious injuries + damages; condemned to 8 years in prison.
Attack against the Subcentro shopping mall (action that took place on September 8, 2014 in which the police were warned minutes before the detonation). Under the anti-terrorist law they condemned him to 15 years.

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March 17, 2018
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Canada , Montreal : March 15th: Anarchists Clash with Police

 From subMedia
Anarchists clashed with cops during the march against police brutality. This was the 22nd installment of the march — and along with MayDay, it’s consistently one of the most militant demonstrations that takes place in the Canadian city each year. People attacked the cops with flag poles and fire extinguishers filled with paint.
Corporate stores and banks had their windows smashed, but the police managed to protect the studios of TVA – a right-wing TV network that published a fake news story that stoked anti-Muslim sentiments in Quebec City. The police violently charged at the crowd, seriously injuring one person and arresting three. Three cops were also injured.
via:mtlcounter-info.

March 17, 2018
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Montreal : From #HoMa to #HamOnt: The secret is to round up your loser friends.

These thugs are no better than the anarchists.
Don’t they know the financial burden that their vandalism will have on the Tower’s landlord?
Don’t they understand that boarded up windows will bring down property values in the neighbourhood around the Tower??
Engaging in this kind of violence just creates lawlessness, and legitimizes the destruction of private property.
When we heard that the Tower got attacked, we had to show our love. Not only because we love anarchist social centres, but because we also live in a city where (as far as we can tell) small hip business owners exist solely to steal your wages, fondle cops, and sell you overpriced shit sandwiches. Fuck the class traitors, fuck the gentrifiers, fuck the police, but still no fucks at all given to broken windows.
Imagine being so mad about another anarchist social centre getting attacked, that you round up your loser friends, cover your faces, and take a siiiiick photo in solidarity.
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info. 
To donate to The Tower’s renovation fund, click here. 

March 17, 2018
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Canada ,Hamilton: Ungovernables and Yuppie Tears: A Saturday night on Locke St

Posted on March 5, 2018
Text received as an anonymous submission
Every day — whether it’s the landlords charging ever more rent for ever shittier apartments, the boss pushing you to work harder, the business association lobbying for more cops, or just the Audi that cuts you off in rush hour — the rich make our lives worse. Every day we have to deal with their attacks on us, but every once in a while we can find a way to strike back.
On Saturday night, I met up with a group of people in the Durand neighbourhood, strolled along Aberdeen and up some of the side streets attacking the luxury cars and mansions we found there, making noise with a portable sound system and loads of fireworks. The march then turned down Locke and attacked as many yuppie businesses as we could before deciding to disperse. The police say we ran from them, but I didn’t see a single fucking cop after they were chased off up on Aberdeen.
To all the undoubtedly sincere and principled anti-capitalists on the internet who wonder why the Starbucks didn’t get smashed but all the poor, sweet small businesses did, it’s only because it was just a bit too far north. My one regret from the evening.
As the comrade Kirk Burgess explained on Twitter:
“Imagine being so mad about gentrification; that you round up some loser friends, cover your faces, and run riot in one of the city’s most affluent neighbourhoods. Throwing bricks at homes and businesses. You’re disgusting.”

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March 15, 2018
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Genova, Italy: Righi telecommunications repeater up in flames (13/03/2018)

We live in a world where being connected is essential if we want to keep up with the times and keep pace with the neurotic rhythm that modern society is offering us.
Human relationships have broken up behind displays, Apps.
Without WhatsApp you risk being excluded from your group of friends … seriously.
At work, in the family, as a couple, we all need to be constantly available: “send your precise position”, “send a selfie “, “listen to this voice message”.
Although we realize that “perhaps” we’re spending a lot of time at home, links are becoming more and more virtual and our first thought as soon as we get in after a day’s work is to turn on the pc, we don’t want to figure out for ourselves that something’s wrong, we’re lying to ourselves.
It’s a well-known fact that technology and its damsels have full control over our lives today, what needs to be analysed is why we’ve accepted it.
Perhaps because we consign ourselves to something we see as bigger than ourselves, perhaps because we are fed up with the unpleasant daily life imposed on us, the frivolous use of technology lightens up the day, or perhaps we even believe it’s useful.
One thing sure is that it is useful to the bosses!
Above all else technology and its equipment produce alienation.
The emptiness derived from this mediation is functional to power for keeping its hold firmly on the reins, not by chance new “Apps” such as Youpol turn frustrated citizens into guard dogs of power.
The fact is that for one reason or another we always have a screen in front of our eyes, big or small according to preference.
We delegate any choice whatsoever to a plastic and silicon object, now an actual extension of our body, and in moments of relaxation we rely on real opiates: TV series, online games, soccer games.
What we are experiencing today, turning us into unaware “perpetrators and victims” is the dramatic lobotomization of the human race.

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March 14, 2018
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UK , London :Free the Hambi 4! Hambacher Forest Solidarity Evening at Decentre 15/3/18

Decentre · London, at 84b Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
Tomorrow 7 pm
~ Presentation, short documentaries, prisoner solidarity art exhibit, prison letter-writing session! ~
~ Vegan Dinner ~
~ Update from New Pont Valley Anti Coal Camp near Newcastle ~
Free, donations welcome!
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March 14, 2018
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Greece: Cops raid three anarchist squats in Athens

Mar 12th
At early hours of Monday, a coordinated police operation to clear out three anarchist squats in central Athens has resulted in arrests and evictions of the properties.
The three raided squats are Gare, Zaimi in Exarcheia and Matrozou. Matrozou residents have put up a fight, and as a result, 12 people were arrested and are facing charges for explosives possession.
The squats were attacked by the police in the past: Gare was recently evicted, only to be resquated a few days later. This time riot police units were stationed outside the squat buildings to prevent their reoccupation.
A Greek anarchist, who prefers not to be named, speaking to Freedom News commented:
Syriza has closed the double amount of squats than the ultra right-wing Samaras government, which made a point of attacking anarchist squats. When Samaras administration was evicting squats, Syriza MPs were protesting, and now they are more aggressive than their hard right predecessors. The timing suggests that Syriza is trying to play the two extremes narrative, as few days ago they moved on the extreme right, busting some combat18 neonazis with 50 anfo [anfo= ammonium nitrate: an explosive substance]. The police alleges that the evicted squats are behind a number of attacks that have been happening in Greece, especially lately, during the anarchist prisoner Konstantinos Yiatzoglou hunger and thirst strike.
Greek anarchists called for a meeting at the Athens Polytechnic tonight in order discuss their response to today’s raids.

March 14, 2018
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[Bogota, Colombia] Riots around Universidad Pedagogica blockade the financial district for four hours

 

Act for free received on: 13/3/18
On Tuesday, March 6th, in Bogota, Colombia, two explosions burst during the quiet of the lessons. In between the fully painted walls of this eternally leftist university, located in the middle of a financial district, the students playing on the sports field turn their heads in all directions. The sound of chattering suddenly vanishes. It is 10:30 AM and the gatekeepers put their backpacks on and immediately leave the scene. Rapidly, a small group of hooded people meets the crowd, without talking. In a kind of dancing manner, without much useless noises, the students peacefully leave the playground and the encapuchadxs progressively take their place. It is quickly possible to count as many as 50 of them, now facing the stone benches.
On the benches, a crowd interested students gather. We can hear some of them express their disagreement “it’s gonna be bad”, but they leave the spot as fast as they can. Oh the field, it is easy to see at least 3 different groups. The hoods are made from black clothing, their bodies are completely covered, even their shoes with large socks. Some of them are completely dressed with black plastic bags. Despite the first explosions, they don’t seem to hurry. Some of them throw what seem to be little metallic balls on the wall, which explodes in an incredible BOOM. You’ve just met papas bombas, a tradition here in Colombia.

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March 12, 2018
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Martano (Lecce), Italy – Paint and stones against the premises of the Northern League

 

From the local press:
14th February 2018. In the night before Matteo Salvini [the Northern League’ leader]’s visit in Martano (Lecce) for the election campaign, the windows of the Northern League’s election committee were trashed with red paint and hit with stones.

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March 12, 2018
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Comments Off on Italy – Operation Scripta Manent: updates from anarchist comrade Marco Bisesti

Italy – Operation Scripta Manent: updates from anarchist comrade Marco Bisesti

Anarchist comrade Marco Bisesti tells us that he’ll be present at all the hearings [of the trial].
The next hearings will take place as follows:
MARCH: 1-7-8-15-22-28
APRIL: 12-18-19
MAY: 2-3-9-10-17-23-24-30-31
JUNE: 6-7-14-15-20-21
JULY: 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26

cna — 27th February 2018
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March 12, 2018
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Comments Off on Chile: Date Set for the Sentencing of Anarchist Compañero Juan Flores

Chile: Date Set for the Sentencing of Anarchist Compañero Juan Flores

On March 15th, the legal inquisition will decide how many years it will condemn compañero Juan Flores to.
Recall that Juan is convicted under the arms control law for the attack against Los Dominicos subway station and under the anti-terrorist law for the explosive attack at the Sub-Centro shopping mall.
During the same legal process, the compañerxs Nataly and Enrique were absolved of all charges.
Down with Anti-Terrorist Law!
Down with the Police State!
(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)

March 12, 2018
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Comments Off on Italy – Update on “Scripta Manent” Anarchist comrades prisoners.

Italy – Update on “Scripta Manent” Anarchist comrades prisoners.

All the defendants who are able to attend the hearings have expressed a desire to see a possible solidarity presence in the courtroom.
Marco has attended some of the last hearings, but he doesn’t know whether he will attend or not the next ones, since lately he is attending alone.
Anna obtained the permit to attend the hearings of 7th and 8th, therefore we CALL FOR A SOLIDARITY PRESENCE IN COURTROOM to give them a sign of closeness and support.
For all we know, Danilo, Alfredo and Anna get their mail regularly. They are fine and in high spirit.
Valentina is under house arrest, with all the restrictions, she can meet just few family members.
Soon an e-mail address will be available to ask for additional information about the case.
anarhija.info

March 12, 2018
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Indonesia: Backhoe Torched during Resistance Against Apartment Development Project in Bandung

Residents of RW 11 Tamansari, Bandung, and solidarity consisting of students and communities who are still struggling to maintain their homes are clashing with contractors and mass organizations that supporting rumah deret (mass apartment project). This event occurred on Tuesday March 7, 2018 around 10:00 pm in the area around the Film Park. Citizens and solidarity who want to occupy the Backhoe to stop the development process being held by mass organizations. Because of the defeat, mass organizations began to attack people and students with beatings and throwing stones. Dozens of students and residents were seriously injured and had to be rushed to Sariningsih hospital. A backhoe is also burned by a mass of Tamansari solidarity.
Earlier in the afternoon there had also been beating of some students by mass organizations and construction contractors. This incident was triggered by Backhoe who operated to continue the development of the house series, some solidarity masses who protested it even got a negative response to lead to violence by members of mass organizations and contractors. Whereas the process of lawsuit SKK DPKP3 which became the basis of development is running in PTUN Bandung. The judge has also stated that the construction process is suspended until a court decision is made. In addition, development activities have not received environmental permit and AMDAL.

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March 12, 2018
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Fascist war in afrin

Act for free Received on : 11/3/18
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If Afrin falls … it will have been too late!
For more than 6 weeks we have had to watch the Turkish state attack and occupy together with Islamist groups like ISIS and Al-Qaida Afrin, the most western canton of Rojava. In this extermination campaign, the invaders are neither deterred by the deliberate bombardment of civilians nor by the use of chemical weapons. The Islamist mercenaries and fascist Turkish soldiers leave a trail of devastation, plunder, rape and murder, they practice an ethnic cleansing of the territory of Kurds. So far, more than 300 civilians and many militants have given their lives, dozens of villages have been destroyed and hundreds of thousands of people have had to leave their homes.
Despite the determined resistance of Afrin’s people and their YPG / YPJ / SDF defense units, the Turkish army manages to gain more ground every day. While the Turkish offensive was stuck in the border area of the canton for the first month, in recent days important small towns such as Raco and Shera have been conquered by the invaders. Their destination is Afrin City, the place where civilians have fled the villages and small towns they have conquered so far.

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March 10, 2018
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In memory of Lambros Foundas, killed by the cops 10 /3/2010 in Athens.

In life thunder
Charged with
genuine anguish for the choices, the tomorrow, the comrades, the struggle.
With sharp thoughts, forged in the bowels of personal labour and the movement.
With decisive acts, firm, flaming.
You showed with your life that the way of the revolutionary is to say little, to act with rage and devotion. With rage and conscience.
In your memory fists tighten…
Tears become weapons…
And the old Case becomes more imperative.
And in death a wolf
One
breath was enough for you, one decision and the iron will.
With the weapon in your hand and freedom in your eyes you chased your dreams to the end.
As you lived, this is how you left. Wild and free.
When revolutionaries die
they are not lost
They ride a star and draw courses of freedom in the indefinite.
They draw with their blood what each one of us dreams but is afraid to dare.
They are fireflies in the darkness of inertia.
They are the fire, the struggle, the street.
Lets all take the fire from their fire…
lets not forget – lets act.
 Honour to anarchist
Lambros Foundas
 The struggle continues.

March 10, 2018
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Canada , Hamilton ON: The Tower Anarchist Social Centre’s Statement on Recent Events

From The Tower, Hamilton’s Anarchist Social Centre, after their windows were smashed Sunday night and then their door kicked in Tuesday night

We’ve held off on making any public statements so far because it’s really not our desire to have conversations on the internet, such a toxic and alienating place. But having had our space attacked twice in the last couple of days, we feel like it’s important to share a few reflections and be clear about where we stand.
First, no, the actions on Locke and Aberdeen on Saturday night were not organized by the Tower, but yes, we support what happened and are in solidarity with those who carried them out. Class war is happening every day in this city, with constant attacks on poor and working people. It’s disappointing that so many only care about the occasional moment when a bit of anger flows back the other way. The ongoing effects of gentrification in this city are heartbreaking – waves of displacement, growing violence, and intensifying poverty. You cannot expect for all of this to just be swept under the proverbial rug. We have zero tears to shed for Locke st.

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March 10, 2018
by actforfreedom
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UK , London : London Antifa shuts down alt-right talk

News, Mar 6th
A group of student and anti-fascist activists successfully shut down an ‘alt-right’ talk at King’s College London last night. Demonstrators stormed the stage and reportedly set off smoke bombs and a fire alarm in order to disrupt the event. The venue had to be evacuated.
The interrupted discussion was between Dr. Yaron Brook, chairman of the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute, and Carl Benjamin, who is more known as British alt- right YouTube personality Sargon of Akkad. Contrary to mainstream media coverage, not all who took part in the action were masked. One of the antifa protesters was beaten.
Some media outlets, in rather dramatic fashion, had described the antifa action as an attack on freedom of speech. However, it is likely that the main target of yesterdays action was Benjamin. With 766,717 subscribers and over 200 million views he is a very popular vlogger. He self- describes as “the thinking man’s alt-centrist”, but he is known for peddling alt- right propaganda, and his commentary often features conspiracy theories. He is also a Trump supporter.

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