December 14, 2020
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Athens,Greece: Solidarity text from Solidarity assembly for anarchist comrade Errol

https://actforfree.nostate.net/?s=Errol
via: athens.indymedia.
[ENG]
IMMEDIATE DEPORTATION TO COPS, JUDGES, POLITICIANS
6th of December 2020
In the context of the gatherings called for the day of remembrance and struggle 12 years after the insurrection of ’08 for the state murder of anarchist Alexis Grigoropoulos by the armed hand of cops Korkoneas and Saraliotis, a new regime of state management with clear totalitarian characteristics is set in motion. Greece enforces its total ban on gatherings and demonstrations, voted a few months before under the pretext of the management of the Covid19 pandemic. The neighbourhood of Exarchia is under siege by the uniformed forces of the state, which have their aim set on eradicating any possibility for gatherings and demonstrations to happen. The governmental political decision is to completely forbid access to the spot of the memorial of murdered Alexis for collectives, political groups and assemblies that have called for gatherings as well as for any individual who wants to approach. Meanwhile, since the dawn of this very day the neighbourhood is turned into a military zone as a result of the ban and its enforcement.
Police in every corner Static police forces (undercovers, special guards and riot cops) check with extreme scrutiny the personal information of whoever finds themselves in the area. At the same time, mobile units of DELTA (cops on bikes) make frequent raids trying to create a scene and aiming to apprehend individuals that are not obeying the ban by refusing to leave the greater area of Exarchia. A ban that is imposed by the regime and which suppresses the political choice of each individual to protest and to exist in a public space as well as the meaning of social use of the public space itself. In one of these raids, the anarchist comrade Errol (of French nationality) is arrested and taken to GADA (Athens’ main police headquarters). After many hours of detention and whilst all other detainees have been let go with a fine – in compliance with the new state corporation-esque profit-seeking strategy put in place “due to” covid19 – he is told about his impending deportation decision and transferred to the hellhole of Petrou Ralli (Athens’ central detention centre).

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December 13, 2020
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Santiago,Chile: Anarchist comrade Mónica and two other prisoners in the prison of San Miguel have ended their hunger strike. En,It/Es

malacoda Translated to English by Act for freedom now!
On Monday December 7 ,2020 Mónica Caballero and two other prisoners in the sección de connotación publica [section for “rebellious” prisoners] in the prison of San Miguel began a hunger strike for the immediate restitution of visits under dignified conditions.
The mobilization in San Miguel was also in support of the hunger strike begun in the high security prison also with the aim of re-obtaining prison visits.
On December 10 2020 the comrades decided to end the hunger strike following a hearing where the court ordered the prison administration to communicate in what phase of quarantine visits would be accepted again.
Given the extent of the strikes and mobilizations [presently taking place in Chile] for the restitution of prison visits, the gendarmerie has not inflicted any particular punitive measures on  the prisoners.
We will embrace our prisoner comrades again!

La compagna Mónica Caballero e altre due prigioniere nel carcere di San Miguel iniziano uno sciopero della fame per il ripristino dei colloqui (Santiago, Cile, 07.12.2020)

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December 13, 2020
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On the repressive situation in Trentino (Italy, December 2020) En/It

we received Dec 2020
Malacoda
It is nothing new that police operations, convictions and the most varied repressive measures fall on the heads of anarchists. In recent times the attack by the state has intensified throughout the peninsula, from the very heavy sentences of Scripta Manent trial [in Turin], to the accusation of massacre against Juan, to the countless anti-anarchist operations.
Even in Trentino, the number of confined comrades continues to increase. From those confined for having fought unreservedly in Valsusa against the high-speed train [TAV struggle], to those who are serving final sentences for having opposed the imposition of a TSO [Compulsory Health Treatment]. From those who have been put under special surveillance for showing solidarity with a comrade beaten up in prison by the guards, to those who still find themselves in the limbo of an obligation to stay in the municipality of residence that grows longer with each rejection by the courts.

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December 13, 2020
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Italy : Declaration to the court of Bolzano, September 2020

evasioni.info Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!
The border system crushes thousands of people every day. What is happening between Syria and Turkey, between Turkey and Greece, in the Aegean archipelago, at the border between Bosnia and Croatia, in detention camps in Libya and in the Mediterranean Sea confirms that walls and hunting the poor are the face of the present time. While goods travel freely from one end of the planet to the other, human beings are ruthlessly divided into those who can cross borders and those who can’t: between the drowned and the saved, to quote Primo Levi. First an economic order – devastating in its logic of war and increasingly plundering raw materials, ecosystems and food self-sufficiency – lays out the conditions for which millions of women and men are forced to leave the lands where they were born and grew up; then a gigantic apparatus of barbed wire, electronic surveillance and concentration camps is driving this « human waste» to a terrifying obstacle race; those who survive the selection must at this point be so exhausted and frightened as to accept any conditions of life and work in the countries where they arrive. And finally, precisely for this reason, they can be pointed out by institutional and social racism as scapegoats to be blamed for everything.
At the end of 2015, as the Austrian State declared its intention to build up an anti-immigrant barrier at the Brenner, the complaints made by the Italian institutions only concerned the negative repercussions that the wall would have on goods transit. As an emblem of a past that doesn’t go away, the press conference on the project of the barrier was given directly by the Austrian police and everything was presented as a mere «technical solution» for the management of borders. The expression itself − «technical solution» − should make your blood boil.

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December 13, 2020
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Berlin Germany: Reflection text for the “United We Fight” Discussion and Actions days on 30.10-01.11

we received Dec  2020
We publish this text from the Interkiezionale-Bündnis as an evaluation of the international discussion & action days that took place from Friday the 30th of October to Sunday the 1st of November in Berlin. We chose to write a text for both the demo and the discussions, as we consider it important to be transparent on the thought processes, ideas and motives of the Bündnis. We believe that transparency is an inherent element of our politics, as the sharing of information breaks down unwanted hierarchies of “insiders” and “outsiders”, and gives space for discussion, (self-)critique and (self-)reflection to take place in the broader scene.
THE GOALS OF THE CALL
Intekiezionale is a coordination of threatened projects, groups and individuals in solidarity, that attempts to fight back against the eviction of our spaces. One of the main means of achieving this for us is through providing the space for the movement to experience collective moments. As we consider the stuggle of the projekts, a struggle of the whole movement in Berlin, we consider it important to organize events open for people to take part in and fight together with the projekts. This can be through mass demonstrations, in which the scene can express itself collectively in the streets before or after evictions, but also through general assemblies or info-events, which give the space for an exchange of views and sharing of experiences.With regards to the latter we believed these days of discussion would be a welcome boost to this area, and offer the space in different settings (smaller events but also big general assemblies) for people of the scene to come together and discuss, reflect, criticize and in the end better understand the experiences we had together in the last months, after the two evictions of Syndikat and Liebig34.
This would then create perspectives for the struggles to come.The international aspect is something that would reinforce the above process, as in many places in the world, autonomous, self-organized spaces are under attack. We consider it important to bring attention to these similar fights, which include different experiences, as this could be a step forward in adapting and adopting new ideas and strategies and creating new perspectives.

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December 13, 2020
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(A-Radio) Rebel Steps from NYC on the current political situation in the USA

we received Dec  2020
Dear all,
As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had a conversation with a comrade from the New York based anarchist podcast Rebel Steps, which is also a member of the Channel Zero Podcast Network. Liz talked to us about how she was affected by the recent presidential elections and how her neighbourhood in NYC welcomed the end of Trumps presidency. Furthermore, we touched of course the topic of the corona pandemic as well as ways to respond to right wing violence on the street and the attempts by the media to blame „white anarchists“ for riots during the recent uprising. Last but not least, Liz also shared with us some nice examples for how people still organize and what might be some of the upcoming struggles in NYC.
You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download) here:
https://www.aradio-berlin.org/rebel-steps-on-the-current-political-situation-in-the-usa/
Length: 32 min
You can find other English audios as well as all issues of the monthly
anarchist show “Bad News” here: https://www.aradio-berlin.org/en/audios-2/.
Among our last audios you can find:
* An interview with The Final Straw Radio about the situation in the US
after the 2020 elections:
https://www.aradio-berlin.org/the-final-straw-radio-on-the-current-political-situation-in-the-usa/
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December 12, 2020
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Italy – “Operation Prometeo”: on the preliminary hearings of 11th and 18th November 2020  

https://malacodaTranslated from Italian to English by act for freedom now!

Two sessions of the general preliminary hearing for operation «Prometeo», where Natascia, Robert and Beppe are on trial, took place on 11th and 18th November.  The judge of the preliminary hearing in Genoa, Claudio Siclari, decided to divide it in two parts in order to let prosecutor Manotti speak first and the defence after.
At the hearing of 11th November the prosecutor concluded his statement in a few seconds, demanding a concise committal to trial for all three. At both hearings the defence lawyers therefore had more time to expose their arguments demanding a readjustment of the Article 280, paragraphs1 and 3 charge, where the aggravating circumstance of «lethality» carries a sentence of 20 to 30 years. For Robert, as two cassation sentences have already stated there is lack of evidence in his case, it was requested that his case be dismissed. The defence presented evidence plainly showing the non-lethality of the envelopes, something which had already been expressed in reports of the RIS [carabinieri forensic unit] in Parma in the original file of the investigation. So one wonders where this imaginary lethality, which has never been confirmed by any technical data or expert’s report in all this time, comes from and the answer is to be found in the fervid imagination of prosecutor Piero Basilone (initially in charge of the investigation). Continue Reading →

December 12, 2020
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In the run-up to the trial for operation Bialystok, a call for economic solidarity (Italy) en/ it

malacoda
On the morning of June 12, 2020, the Special Operational Group of the Carabinieri staged yet another anti-terrorist operation against anarchists and anarchists in Italy by the Rome Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Five anarchists end up in the dungeons of the state and initially two remain imprisoned at home.
Nowadays our comrades continue to be locked up while one of the comrades initially forced under house arrest is free. Among the accusations made against them is the usual «subversive association with the purpose of terrorism» and «incitement to commit crimes».
Among the main reasons for the investigation were the attack, using an explosive device, on the Carabinieri barracks of San Giovanni in Rome [December 7, 2017], the burning of several ENI-Enjoy car-sharing cars [February 28, 2019], meetings under the walls of various prisons, and the organisation of debates, assemblies and benefit concerts.

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December 12, 2020
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Italy: Updates from the Bialysturb caravan

roundrobin.info Translated from Italian to English by act for freedom now!

You’ll find the latest information on the blog, even if we are always at the mercy of delays, various controls and much more.
bialystok.noblogs.org In Italian
However our anger and determination are not affected by the many obstacles we encounter, and it is with pleasure that we greet all those deprived of their freedom with this article!
Special greetings to those under house arrest – the real ones – and in a cell, hoping that our tale will give you strength and smiles!
For those who can and would like  to move to reach us, middle finger up against “travel restrictions under the pretext of covid”, our mail is :
bialystokexpress@riseup.net
Back on the road again, full hearts and full tank
FOR ANARCHY, FOR FREEDOM

December 12, 2020
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Turin, Italy – Leaflet left at the premises of La Stampa

roundrobin.info Translated from Italian to English by act for freedom now!

Turin’s press of the regime reports that a group of anarchists threw leaflets and paint against the premises of La Stampa on 24th November.
https://www.torinotoday.it/cronaca/vernice-sede-Stampa-anarchici-bomba-carta.html. We are spreading an image of the leaflet thrown against one of the headquarters of those mercenary scribblers:
You are the terrorists!
You, who manipulate information according to what is commissioned to you by those who command
You, who with complicit silence conceal what power doesn’t want to be known, such as the massacre in Italian prisons last March, with 14 dead and thousands of prisoners brutally beaten
You, who indoctrinate public opinion to criminalize those who rebel against the laws of discrimination, exploitation and death
Today, when hundreds of anarchists are on trial, in jail or under custodial measures
Today, when in the bunker courtroom of Le Vallette the Scripta Manent trail is coming to an end, a trial that wants to label anarchism of action as massacre
We are here to bring you a little taste of the anger which the misinformation of the regime, tribunals or prisons will  never manage to extinguish
Anarchists

December 12, 2020
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Italy: Anarchist Leonardo Landi has been transferred to Sollicciano

infernourbano  Translated from Italian to English by act for freedom now!

updates 4/12/20
Leo was transferred to the prison of Solliciano in Florence for 2 months in order to be closer to his region and have visits with his family (it’s a shame that visits in Solliciano have been suspended for this period!).
To write to Leo:
Leonardo Landi
C.C. Firenze Sollicciano
Via Girolamo Minervini 2/R
50142 – Florence (Italy)

Convictions in Turin and transfer of Leonardo to Vibo Valentia (January 2020)
Yesterday, January 29th, the sentence of first instance was issued for a trial in which four comrades from Pinerolo were accused. The proceedings, on charges of robbery and injury, involved a clash with a plainclothes carabiniere [a Carabinieri officer, one of the Italian law enforcement forces] during an anti-fascist protest in Pinerolo, in 2018: the charges relating to the carabiniere‘s injuries were dropped and the “robbery” was reclassified as “attempted robbery”, leading to the sentencing of all four defendants to 18 months’ imprisonment and payment of court costs. Since he was wronged with the physical damage, the cop has filed a claim for compensation for moral damages… 500 euros…

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December 10, 2020
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Athens,Greece: Translated text of Anarchist comrade Errol from detention center of Petrou Ralli (prison migrants) English/ French/Greek / Italiano

via:: athens.indymedia

English text:
In the latest period, the state is showing an increasingly aggressiveand authoritarian face: with the creation of new police units(Drasi/Delta, black panthers) and intensifying repression with evictionof squats, antiterrorist operations, law banning demonstrations, lawfacilitating the imprisonment through fast-tracked decision, increasingthe legal period of detention of migrants to 18 months, to name just afew.
Today in the context of a ‘state of emergency’ and under the pretext of public health, the state equips itself with more efficiently repressive tools and legalises diverse types of measures and interdictions (curfew,lockdown, banning on gatherings) which until now were reserved for war situations. It also equips itself with a new type of charge, spreading the virus, enabling the arbitrary arrest of whoever it deems to be its opponent.
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December 10, 2020
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Thessaloniki – Taking responsibility for the arson of a van of the courier company ACS by Class Solidarity Wild Strike Front-Cell

Extract of the actions claim translated from Greek to English by Act for freedom now!

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Thessaloniki – Taking responsibility

For every hour of work erased in the bosses’ world, for every workmate’s life lost to fill the pockets of terrorists we take responsibility for the arson of a van of the courier company ACS in Thessaloniki in 46 Olympiados Street in the early hours of Tuesday 13th of October.

We send our solidarity to those who fight daily against the State and the bosses.
From schools and neighbourhoods to workplaces the only way to win is to organize on the basis of social and class counterattack.
To crush the employers and their minions
Terrorism is wage slavery, no peace with the State and bosses.
PS: Our attack is another contribution to the collective formation of an aggressive bulwark against State repression and a message of solidarity to the comrades of the Terra Incognita squat, answering the call for a month of multi-formed aggressive solidarity with squats. We are right and that is enough to win morally, politically, historically.

Class Solidarity Wild Strike Front-Cell

December 10, 2020
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Greece: An intervention with paint and pamphlets at the offices of the German travel and tourism giant TUI in Thessaloniki

On Sunday, October 11/ 2020, we carried out an intervention with paint and pamphlets at the offices of the German travel and tourism giant TUI in Thessaloniki, sending a first message of international solidarity to the comrades who defend the liberated territories saying that squatting solidarity knows no borders and speaks the same language — the language of non-conformity and dignity.
FROM TERRA TO LIEBIG34
WE JOIN FORCES AGAINST THE COMMON ENEMY

Solidarity with those arrested after the events of the eviction of Liebig34
Translated by Act for freedom now!

December 9, 2020
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Taking responsibility in Patra city south of Greece

Extract of the actions claimtranslated from Greek to English by Act for freedom now!
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Early morning Tuesday 06-10, 2020, as the Golden Dawn organization’s trial nears its end, we chose to hit State and capitalist targets in various parts of the city. More specifically the subsidiary of the Ministry Of Justice in Patra, 2 ATMs and 2 banks were damaged then painted.

We acknowledge that this court is by no means the final fight against fascism, because the anti-fascist struggle is daily and requires constant vigilance and presence in workplaces, schools, universities, public squares.
No matter how much the State escalates its repression, no matter how much they evict squats, imprison comrades and spread State terrorism, we will stand up for the anarchist anti-fascist struggle, with the aim of heightening it.

JUSTICE IS CLASSIST, DEMOLITION AND FIRE TO EVERY PRISON
FREEDOM TO P. GEORGIADIS
FREEDOM FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER STATE REPRESSION
comrades

December 9, 2020
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Forlì,Italy: Banners against prison in solidarity with anarchists on trial

infernourbano:Translated from Italian to English by act for freedom now!

We receive and spread:
As a small contribution to the 9-24 November weeks of mobilization in solidarity with imprisoned anarchists and the many on trial following various repressive operations in Italy, several banners were left in different spots in the city of Forlì: ring road, flyovers and very congested roads and also in front of the university.
Banners read:
– “Against the prison virus, Solidarity and revolt”
– “In solidarity with those struggling in prison”
 “Freedom for the comrades in prison”
“In solidarity with comrades in prison, freedom for all”
Signed with the encircled A
A thought that also goes to all the prisoners behind bars who are risking their health and lives in the face of the spreading of covid in jails.

Anarchist individualities enemies of all prisons

December 9, 2020
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Italy : Health, yes sir!(La salute, signorsì!)

Biblioteca Anarchica DisordineTranslated from Italian to English by Act for freedom now!

Health, yes sir!

No people will readily submit to authority, however docile they may be by nature and however accustomed they may have grown to obeying it. Therefore it requires constant coercion and compulsion, meaning police surveillance and military force.

Michail Bakunin
If it is true that language creates the world in which we live and helps to understand it, then what is being prepared is a terrible world, as terrible as a world where militarism – and consequently war – are the predominant aspects can be. 
If the continuation of a state of emergency that carries on from decree to decree, and is tending to become permanent was not enough, now the government curfew has arrived.

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December 9, 2020
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Greece: Taking responsibility for attacks in Athens and Piraeus on October 2020

Extract of the actions claim, translated from Greek to English  by Act for freedom now!

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We responded to the call for a month of solidarity with the evicted squat Terra Incognita. We took to the streets of our neighbourhoods and hit strongholds of the capitalist system. We chose 6 banks in different parts of Athens and Piraeus:
1 on Filolaou str (Pagrati)
1 on Michalakopoulou st. (Goudi)
1 on Dimokratias Avenue st. (Keratsini)
1 on Mouskou str (Zografou)
2 on Chrysostomou Smirnis st. and Agias Sophias st. (Vyronas)
We feel part of a multi-form movement. By extension, like any other fighting subject, we could not stand by idly under a full-force attack by the state.

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December 8, 2020
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Athens, Greece: OPEN ASSEMBLY at 16:00, on Tuesday, 8/12, at FEPA in relation to the threatened extradition of the comrade Erol

via: ilrovescio.info   Translated by Act for freedom now!

Greece: The comrade Erol has been arrested.
Erol has been arrested (in this case the accusation is only that of not having respected the anticovid rules against gatherings) and transferred to Petrou Ralli detention centre in Athens. He is threatened with extradition for social dangerousness and for public health.Below is a quick translation of the call for a meeting of solidarity with the comrade, in which the situation is explained. (link in Greek:https://athens.indymedia.org/post/1609026/

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 OPEN ASSEMBLY at 16:00, on Tuesday, 8/12, at FEPA in relation to the threatened extradition of the comrade Erol   Erol, comrade of French citizenship, who was arrested on December 6 as a consequence of a gathering ban, has been taken from GADA (Athens central police station) to the hell of Petrou Ralli (detention place for undocumented immigrants) where he is being held.

They are trying to give the comrade the charge of “socially dangerous” with the pretext of the repression undergone during the struggles (Vankouver, Koukaki, Politechnio etc) although without any charges (the trials are still going on). In the past he has also been persecuted for supporting the struggles of Skouries. It is explicitly written that one can be expelled as a danger to public health and probably the situation with the COVID which has mixed public health with repression gives the perfect excuse. The only reason they are trying to expel Erol is his political position in the face of the State and Capital. That is why he is considered a danger and not for some public reason.

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December 8, 2020
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Bagnolet, France: Graffiti in solidarity with anarchists on trial in Italy

French: paris-luttes.info Italian: roundrobin.info
Translated by act for freedom now!
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Solidarity with the rebels and against all prisons, borders, police and the State!
Following a call for two weeks’ mobilization, from 9th to 20th November 2020, (https://nantes.indymedia.org/articles/51406) in solidarity with the anarchists standing trial in Italy for various struggles, and for the freedom of all prisoners, we did a dozen graffiti in the streets of Bagnolet (suburbs of Paris).
The graffiti were left all around the city, in particular in streets whose names seemed just right for a wink and a reference to our messages:
– In rue de la Liberté, «Freedom for all, long live anarchy!»
– In Passage des Italiens, «Solidarity with all the rebels and against all prisons, borders, police and the State!»
– «Freedom for the Italian anarchists » in rue Sadi Carnot, because this French president was killed on 24th June 1894 by Italian anarchist Sante Geronimo Caserio. Sadi Carnot is known, among other things, for having refused to pardon anarchists Ravachol, Auguste Vaillant and Émile Henry.
– A little everywhere we wrote «Solidarity with the anarchists on trial in Italy», «Death to the prisons», «No borders», «Don’t film the cops, pelt them with stones!», «Carlo, Genoa 2001, we don’t forgive, we don’t forget», «GP free, everybody free», «Bosses out of the city»…
– We used an Enedis (the most important energy supplier) car with a Linky (new «smart» meters) logo as a mobile means of communication, on which we wrote «Fire to the prisons» and «Let’s burn CPRs».
Mid-November 2020
Some anarchists