January 10, 2018
January 10, 2018
1st January. Some private cars belonging to municipal policemen, recognizable by the Municipal Police tag, were damaged on New Year’s Eve in Via Bologna. The perpetrators, probably two people, were masked and seen on a CCTV camera. Windscreen smashed, scratches on the car body and some jumping on the bonnet for a joyous and vandalistic beginning of the year.
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To carry on the antifascist discourse in Saronno, to give space to past events not only as historical memory but above all as an inspiration for action today – the presentation of this book, edited by “El Rùsac”.
From the back cover
“My libertarian maturity came from a scientific and personal analysis that I had made in my youth, and my revolt was soon channelled against authority, fascism, capital, the State, abuse, the exploitation of man over man, against all the things that didn’t let me breathe and feel myself an individual.”
Belgrado Pedrini’s story is not only being reprinted to talk about his actions, but to show the way that and the feelings with which these actions were carried out. Many comrades’ stories are thrilling and adventurous, but if they remain in the reader’s imagination, the meaning of their actions, the passing on of their experiences, becomes mere literature.
Simplicity, modesty, constant revolt and unconditional solidarity with those who suffered, led Belgrado to difficult dangerous roads.
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“ALF liberate ex breeding ‘stock’ turkey from a slaughterhouse, whisked away to a life of freedom away from harm.”
“On New Year’s Day the ALF entered a chicken facility in the north of England and liberated 10 chickens from a life of suffering and misery.
The ALF started 2018 the same way they want to end it, with animal liberation.
Get active. Take action. Empty all cages.”
“The ALF entered a pig farm and liberated two piglets waiting to go to the rearing unit in a few weeks time, by the time they reach slaughter age they would of been destined for peoples barbecues in the form of sausages and pulled pork but instead they were granted a reprieve, just in time for Christmas. What better wish could you ask for in the holiday season?
Merry Christmas from these 2 little piggies. They will never be going to market.”
anonymous report, from frentedeliberacionanimal.net:
“December, Midlands UK
ALF entered a chicken meat farm during the night and liberate 20 two week olds chicks from a life of suffering before they are slaughtered at 42 days old.
These 20 will live a life full of love and freedom, away from the people who wish to bring them harm.”
January 6, 2018
In the night between 11th and 12th December we sabotaged an ENI petrol station in Cremona. A few petrol pumps out of use and a self-service pump no longer fit for use. We did it because the government rapes and abuses human beings in Libya on behalf of ENI. Moreover ENI devastates the world and collaborates with the construction of TAP in Salento. This is enough to destroy the deafening silence.
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New Year’s walk “Marusya Nikiforova”
I left the house when lights were burning in all the windows.
I felt the streets were waiting for me.
Taxi are passing, but I have nothing to pay, and I don’t need them, I
walk alone …
I saw the night, walked all night until morning.
On New Year’s Eve from 2017 to 2018, instead of sitting in a concrete cell and drinking, I decided to take a walk in one of the districts of the of Kiev. I really wanted to walk in these hours through the streets and dark alleys. I wanted to throw out my anger and revenge.
I took out a firearm pistol and ammunition from the hiding-place. I wiped them so that there were no biological marks left on the bullets and shells. I loaded 12 bullets into the catridge. One bullet was
immediately sent to the chamber, so it’s calmer for me. Then i put the gun on the safety catch and placed in a holster, which was reliably fixed on the belt. Under my long jacket the holster doesn’t stick out. To access the gun quickly don’t fasten the jacket. But I like to walk like this since childhood, as well as to live freely.
In fact, I rarely carry a gun. This is very dangerous and risky. This requires serious responsibility. It is difficult to decide on this for someone who has no experience of using it in real conditions, who, without a permit for weapons, doesn’t overstep this ban, being afraid of possible punishment from the state. It is also difficult for those who have a sequence of criminal cases initiated by the authority. Therefore, deep down I respect people who, for their own defense and for achieving freedom, never part with weapons. The only exception is police and other servants of state regimes.
Paris: Fire to all States and their Minions
On the night of December 27 to 28 we set fire to a car of the diplomatic corps at 17 Rue Laugier in Paris.
It does not matter what State it belonged to, they are shackles impending freedom and we hate them all.
In the capital’s wealthy neighborhoods there are foreign diplomatic corps cars on every street corner. They are recongnizable by their green plates with orange numbers and letters.
All it takes is a little determination and some firelighters…
Solidarity with the comrades facing trial in Italy for Operation Scripta Manent. Solidarity with Lisa, imprisoned in Germany accused of robbing a banks and with Konstantinos in Athens arrested on October 28, accused of several bomb attacks. Solidarity with Krem who is still in prison for the burned cop car case.
Fire and flames for this world, freedom for all!
Reindeers on the Loose
(via Attaque, translated by Insurrection News)
Act for free received on 1/1/2018
On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people greeted President Donald Trump’s inauguration with large protests ranging from creative blockades to militant street actions. Among the demonstrations that day was an “anti-capitalist and anti-fascist bloc” led with banners reading “No Peaceful Transition” and “Make Racists Afraid Again”. In response to the protest, police violently attacked and encircled nearly ~230 people, arresting them for allegedly committing or being in the proximity of property damage.
After a series of indictments and legal maneuvering, around 200 people were ultimately charged with six felonies (5 counts of property destruction and inciting a riot) and two misdemeanors (engaging in a riot and conspiracy to riot) each. This means that each of these people are facing 61 years in prison.
This unprecedented case is important because it is an attempt by the United States government to clamp down on the disruptive protests that spontaneously occurred in response to Trump’s election. The charges are intended to stifle active resistance and to send the message that resistance will not be tolerated at a time when it is needed more than ever. In many ways, the case is an experiment in expanding the repressive powers of the state, with prosecutors seeking to charge everyone as a group for the same handful of broken windows based merely on presence. Moreover, the police and other state actors are trying to redefine basic political organizing — holding meetings, planning protests, and marching as a group — as an act of conspiracy. This is part of an ongoing trend on both the national and international level of escalating repression directed at social movements in so-called “democratic” states. If the United States is successful in prosecuting social movements in this way, it will likely encourage other governments
to do the same.
Over recent days, as the film “Amor y Anarquia” was being shot in Genoa following production being moved from Turin after a boycott there, various disruptive actions took place to prevent the film being made and to open up the question for those who want to know more.
Though some naively believe that even in a society where everything is reduced to commodities there can be neutral attempts at transferring historical events on to “film”, the industry of spectacle, on the contrary, has become a champion of the process of cultural banalization that wants to reduce and submit any single aspect of everyday life to the interests of capital, by extracting it from reality. So what is called “art” is a mere commercial product, which complies with business rules and is calibrated according to the spectators’ requests and the views of the dominant class.
This should be sufficient to understand how “Amor y Anarquia” can be no more than a product of this mechanism and how its contents are bound to adapt to the market logic, to its blind and greedy fruition, which we are becoming more and more addicted to. Real art should shatter conventions, not bow down to them or make them stronger.
From the local press we learn that in the night between 24th and 25th December anonymous persons went all around the centre of Saronno and instead of leaving presents they did graffiti against the society of commodities and police repression.
Among the shops targeted, there was also a ‘United Colours of Benetton’ store, where these graffiti were found on the windows: ‘Murderers’, ‘Santiago is alive’, ‘Death to capitalism’.
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With delay and only thanks to a reader’s tip-off, we are reporting a piece of news that appeared in Unione Sarda on 9th December, concerning the arson of a Rubino tow truck, Ru
bino being one of the many companies that work for the army. The incendiary attack dates back to the beginning of
the autumn (30th September); these are parts of the article:
“…here is the third blitz, in this case at the company “RubinoGru SAS”, in Truncu Is Follas in Assemini. The fire attacked one of the company’s heavy vehicles, which was completely destroyed. The other heavy vehicles were moved away before the fire could reach them. According to an early assessment the damage was over ten thousand euro… After reporting the incident to the carabinieri the company said: “we remain confident and await the results of the investigations”.”
The article concluded with a list of similar attacks which have occurred in recent months in southern Sardinia against tow trucks, amounting to a total damage of several millions of euros.
According to the press the attack was never explained, claimed or attributed to any perpetrator (prosecutor Pelagatti only mentioned the mafia style of some methods). The article that we took the news from only mentioned the strangeness of the attacks, calling them mysterious.
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Copies of the two previous issues are still available.
This a-periodical comes out purely as an urgent need not to keep quiet or stay still in the face of what is happening to us and around us.
It indissolubly takes inspiration from existence in its totality. With the immutable awareness that words are precious, important instruments that bring people close to the indispensable desire to express themselves, to reveal themselves to others, but must live of real, direct, unmediated experience, because if their sound doesn’t match experience they are worth nothing.
Words and the way they intertwine are endless, but they remain a code. The experiences that compose and give shape and substance to our existences are endless and unique.
To know how to use a language doesn’t mean to know how to live one’s life with one’s head held high, without remorse. On the contrary the ability to create a dignified way of life and realize significant experiences doesn’t necessarily need relative prose, it often doesn’t even need a single word.
After all, once you achieve a good mastery of language, you only need to practice it. Life, on the contrary, doesn’t necessarily go on progressively; it is often a continuous starting again, a constant putting oneself into question.
28.12.17: Around dawn on December 18, 2017 an incendiary device was found on a route 107 Transantiago bus. When the suspicious object was found, the bus stopped at a nearby mall and the police were called.
The device consisted of two plastic bottles containing fuel connected to a timer that failed to activate. Police announced to the media that ‘anarchist slogans’ were found with the device.
Eventually, after threats of prosecution made by GOPE (Special Operations Police Group), Labocar (Scientific / Forensic Police) and the Southern Prosecutor’s office, the attempted attack was claimed by anarchists as part of Black December. The claim of responsibility is printed below…
FOR A BLACK DECEMBER, MAKE ANARCHY LIVE!
We do not believe in the ideas and fallacies of democracies.
We reject their methods of social control and their implementation of laws and precautionary measures that seek to keep our brothers and sisters behind the walls of their damned prisons.
We are positioned directly on the frontline against all exploitation.
This month when Angry surrendered to the embrace of his convictions we greet with a howl of freedom his comrades and his relatives.
With Sebastián Oversluij Oversluij and Alexandros Grigoropoulos in our memory, we emerged from the darkness before sunrise on the 26th of December, interupting the normality of the post-Christmas routine by blockading Américo Vespucio Avenue, in the southern sector of Santiago, with an incendiary barricade.
We left leaflets with slogans stating our intentions: “The only failure is to trust in democracy, the State and citizen obedience. With Angry in our memory, to defend and spread the autonomous subversion against all forms of government and authority”.
We send greetings to all the comrades in Chile, Argentina and the rest of the world who take to the street to ignite their desires for freedom.
Recibidon en 26.12.17:
barricada incendiaria en el Diciembre Negro
Con Sebastián Oversluij y Alexandros Grigoropulous en la memoria, emergimos desde la oscuridad para, antes de la salida del sol del 26 de diciembre, interrumpir la normalidad de la rutina post-navidad cortando la Avenida Américo Vespucio, en el sector sur de Santiago, con una barricada incendiaria.
Dejamos panfletos con consignas que declaran nuestras intenciones: “El unico fracaso es confiar en la democracia, el Estado y la obediencia ciudadana. Con el Angry en la memoria, a defender y propagar la subversión autónoma contra toda forma de gobierno y autoridad”.
Saludamos a todxs lxs compas que en Chile, Argentina y el mundo salen a la calle a encender sus deseos de libetad.
Our call, once again, is for action…
Action against those who try to dominate our lives, against those who try to make our lives a misery, against those who have imposed a role of power for their own benefit.
Against those who we know full well have names and addresses. With this opportunity and with our actions we want to remember our comrades who fell in combat against domination and domestication.
We remember them with every slogan we shout, with every wall we mark, with every window that we smash and with each wall that we want to tear down from this society that perpetuates the violence imposed by the State.
The inaction and indifference makes you complicit.
Let the anger and rage materialize, for total liberation…
Long live anarchy!
December 30, 2017
On the night of December 21, we went along Seyssins up to the Pré Nouvel eco-district, a construction site begun several years ago, supposedly to become the latest urbanized area of this bourgeois enclave. There we struck in three places, accompanying our acts of sabotage with tags.
We will briefly give the reasons for our adventure before telling the tale of our wild skirmish. The eco-district is the archetype of the ghetto of the wealthy cleverly propagandists of sustainable development. Thanks to the magic wand of eco-marketing every element of the project becomes virtuous, high quality environmental concrete, wood cladding, bioclimatic orientations of buildings, winding alleys between the phyto-purification basins, lagoons cleverly thought for breeding of (domesticated) animals…
And we thank BNP Paribas estate agent, Vinci estate agent, Grenoble Habitat and other titans of the proliferation of cities. The League for Birds praises the knights of capitalist construction because they scatter nest-boxes for birds frustrated with their freedom and the Rhône Alpes Federation for the Protection of Nature, environmental guarantee, affixes its logo at the bottom of the page.
Ecologists are the moral sponsors of the urbanization disaster, there can be no more doubt, they are definitely our enemies.
December 27, 2017