August 8, 2019
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Germany , Berlin: Communications Tower Sabotaged in Neukölln

The rulers have the power to separate us, to interrupt our communications, to isolate us and to block us. An army of cops, prosecutors and judges are always ready to rob us of our freedom. This happened recently in Hamburg, when three comrades were taken to the police station after a night time police surveillance operation and two of them have remained in custody since then.
But what is this freedom that we have? In a world where technological devices are with us all day. Facebook, Instagram and tons of other smartphone apps give us the illusion that continuous sending is a prerequisite for social participation. Where every emotion, message and action becomes a commodity to be exploited. Where algorithms and artificial intelligence determine our needs and clicks and likes define our personalities.

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August 6, 2019
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Italy : A communique from Anarchist comrade Juan from the prison of Terni

A communique from Juan from the prison of Terni
‘Those who have ears to hear, let them hear!!!’
Arise, ye workers from your slumber,
Arise, ye prisoners of want.
For reason in revolt now thunders,
and at last ends the age of cant!
Away with all your superstitions,
Servile masses, arise, arise!
We’ll change henceforth the old tradition,
And spurn the dust to win the prize!
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The Internationale – song born of poet and anarchist Eugène Pottier in 1871
 
Hi to all friends and comrades!! I’m Juan arrested on 22nd May after three years on the run. I’m writing from the AS2 unit of the prison of Terni, where I’m locked up. I’m calm, my morale is stable and I’m determined to move on. 
Each day I was in hiding I was well aware that I could end up in jail; after all I’ve always been there, since the day I decided to struggle on the side of the oppressed.
My capture was due to a lack of a series of precautions that I normally took. I lowered my guard at the wrong time in the wrong place.
I have no regrets, I accept my responsibility, I’m getting over it and might it be a lesson. I’ll write about how my capture took place some other time.
But first I’m going to explain my judicial situation so as to give the general picture. I’m in prison because of two lines of investigation. The first concerns a consecutive sentence of nine years (three of which I have already served) linked to my struggle/life of the last twenty years spent in Italy. 
The convictions are for various offences including theft, resistance, robbery, contempt, damage, occupation of public and private places, assault, false identity. Among these final convictions there is also that of the NO TAV ‘Big Trial’ (three years and nine months), which I’ll make some points about some time in the future as an accused Anarchist. 
Knowing that some of these sentences would come into effect, I spent three years on the run (and not because of the investigation concerning an attack on the POL GAI [police training centre] in Brescia, as the magistrates insist). With no regrets I claim my escape as an act of reconquering my freedom, which goes beyond all authority and law. 

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August 6, 2019
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Italy: ”Prometeo Operation” – References for benefits and updates

 REPRESSIVE OPERATION ‘PROMETEO’
Natascia, Robert and Beppe were arrested on May 21st 2019. They were accused of sending three explosive packages in 2017 to the PM (public prosecutor) Sparagna and Rinaudo, and to Santi Consolo, who was the director of the DAP (Department for the Penitentiary Administration) of Rome. More information is available at: https://insuscettibilediravvedimento.noblogs.org/post/2019/05/28/it-fr-italia-operazione-prometeo-comunicato-da-modena/.
UPDATES ABOUT NATASCIA, ROBERT AND BEPPE
Natascia has been imprisoned in the jail of L’Aquila, in the AS2 (high security) section, which is actually a 41-bis section. Anna, another comrade, is also imprisoned in this section. She was arrested in 2016 following a repressive operation called SCRIPTA MANENT. Silvia is still being held in the jail of Turin (Torino) where she was transferred in order to be present for minor trials. Natascia began a hunger strike while she was in the jail of Rebibbia (in Rome), in solidarity with Anna and Silvia who began a hunger strike to demand the closing of the AS2 section in L’Aquila. All the three of them ended the hunger strike on June 28th (Anna and Silvia maintained the hunger strike for one month). Right after the end of the hunger strike, after almost 6 weeks of detention, Natascia received her first visit in jail. On July 11th, the re-examination hearing was held, which Nat was only allowed to attend by video conference.

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August 6, 2019
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Italy ,Turin : CPR in Corso Brunelleschi: yet another escape attempt

Again, again and again
It looks as though we’re back in far off 2011, when escapes and revolts spread in centres for migrants all over the country in the summer heat. Perhaps not for its extension and quantity, but the intensity of what continues to happen in the CPR [temporary residence centre, de facto migrant detention centre] in Turin, not to mention the mass escape at Ponte Galeria at the beginning of July, reminds one of a furore that the state’s cops are having trouble controlling and which also made itself heard last night.
Yet another escape attempt, like a few days ago, occurred at around 7pm and this time it didn’t just involve a few young men in the yellow area but also some in the red area. The fugitives were recaptured, police entered the yellow area and dealt out truncheon blows, breaking a boy’s arm and injuring another’s ankle. But right from the red area a boy managed to conquer freedom; it seems that the guards realized it this morning after the roll call. Still in the morning they carried out searches looking for ropes and other material used to escape.

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August 6, 2019
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Italy, Genoa : Incendiary Attack Against a Vehicle of Multinational Oil and Gas Company Eni

“We attack only for ourselves, to make and remake the intimate experience of our refusal of this world. The meaning and consistency of our lives emerges only in these few seconds.” (1)
30.07.19: The principle motive that drives us to get involved, in person, without keeping our backs to the wall from fear of possible repressive consequences, is the awareness that we are not free. Even outside the walls of the disgusting prisons, we live in a world that is realistically comparable to an open-air prison. The chains we wear are partly accepted as everyday necessities, most perceive them, as almost indispensable physical needs, for example the use of computers, smartphones, means of transport…These chains are imposed on us from above by what has become something more and more akin to Orwell’s “big brother”. Those who govern know full well that they have done a remarkable job in terms of mass distractions, induced needs, and artfully induced confusion to make even the oppressed aim to be the oppressors, identifying the enemy in those who are on the bottom step. Continue Reading →

August 6, 2019
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Chile,Santiago: Responsibility Claim for the Parcel-Bomb Attacks Against Former Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Hinzpeter and Major Manuel Guzmán

30.07.19: On the 25th of July, 2019, a parcel bomb was delivered to Police Station 54 in Huechuraba, Santiago. The parcel was opened and successfully detonated, causing material destruction to the police station and hospitalizing 5 police officers. On the same day, a second parcel bomb was intercepted before it could be opened at the headquarters of Quinenco SA, one of the holding companies through which Chile’s richest family controls the Bank of Chile.  A police and State-generated media frenzy soon ensued with much speculation regarding the identity of the senders of the explosive packages. Now, an anarchist cell calling themselves SEDITIOUS ACCOMPLICES / FRACTION FOR REVENGE have issued a communique claiming responsibility for both attacks in which they stated that they were specifically targeting two individuals- Carabineros Major Manuel Guzmán at Police Station 54 in Huechuraba and former Minister of the Interior Rodrigo Hinzpeter who now works at Quinenco SA. Below is an English translation of the original communique that was posted on Contra Info….

OPERATION FOR THE EXPANSION OF HOSTILITIES AGAINST THE EXECUTIONERS
We claim responsibility for the two parcels composed of black gunpowder and dynamite addressed to Rodrigo Hinzpeter and Carabineros Chief Manuel Guzmán at Police Station 54 in Huechuraba.
We took all the necessary security measures to ensure that the devices only exploded in the hands of the persons targeted by our action. Our enemies are clear to us, we are not seeking to harm or injure random people. While we know that we all are part of the operation of dominion, we recognize that there are degrees of responsibility and the recipients of our explosive parcels have decisive roles in both the management and accumulation of capital and in State control and repression. Continue Reading →

August 4, 2019
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Greece , Athens: Protest turns to riot against the release of the murdering cop of 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos

The release of Epaminondas Korkoneas came after a court on Monday 29 July 2019 reduced his term from life imprisonment for premeditated murder to just10 years, on the sole basis of good behavior prior to the murder, meaning it is ok for any greek policeman to fire, shoot and kill children because they haven’t killed anyone before. Another outrageous aspect of the case is that the life sentence was reduced to 10 years despite the fact that few years ago during a trial he publicly said in court that “he will not ask for forgiveness from a 15 years old boy for shooting at him”. At the same time, Vasilis Saraliotis, his policeman partner in crime that was on patrol with Korkoneas on the night of the murder was found innocent of any crime, despite the fact that he did nothing to stop his partner next to him from shooting.
The murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos that sparked the 2008 December Revolt
6 December 2008, few minutes after 9 pm – Time Zero of the December Revolt. Two policemen draw their guns and one of them shoots against a group of youngsters hanging out on a Saturday night, at the heart of the Exarcheia district of central Athens, an area with a long history of insurrection against authority and riots for socio economic and political grounds, inhabited mainly by anarchists, anti-authoritarians and liberals. The police bullet finds in the heart and kills 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos.

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August 2, 2019
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UK : CCTV Burnt and Advertising Attacked in Bristol

CCTV Burnt and Advertising Attacked in Bristol, on the 30th July.
A new LED advertising screen by the M32 motorway in Bristol tells us to “Be On It”… Well, we are!!! The screen was damaged using sling shots.
Advertisers want people to focus their attention on shitty corporate messaging instead of concentrating on their driving. We are “on it”, and we are not excited by the products, upgrades ,and the boring lifestyles and aspirations they are selling… We desire damage and destruction… and dream of sabotage.
CCTV was also burnt out at Gaunts Ham Park (a day centre for homeless people in Lawrence Hill). The wiring was destroyed in an expression of rage against the surveillance state that increasingly targets those who do not conform. Using a long pole, and a firelighter attached to a clothes peg, this act was “begging” to be done! More and more people are marginalised, and the housing crisis in Bristol is one aspect of the social war which we are all part of….. Solidarity with all those resisting it! Especially to: ‘Der Drei Von Der Parkbank’ in Hamburg, and those imprisoned as part of ‘Operation Panico’.
Anti-Social Angry Vagrants.

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August 2, 2019
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Athens, Greece: Taking responsibility for the expropriation and arson of a ballot box on 7/7/19

 
Our ears are humming from the desperate calls of parties and other political actors for participation in the democratic electoral process.
A small group of comrades were moved by the pathetic beggars voting and armed with determination, the will for immediate action, and our sledgehammers we participated in the democratic fiasco. With them we have broken the order of assignment that prevails as regularity and shaped our own terms of attack and sabotage within their fairground.
So we take responsibility for the invasion of the 33rd Athens Election Centre a few minutes before the end of the procedure, where we expropriated a ballot box. At the entrance, we searched for the cops guarding the polling station, but as we found out, they chose to play hide-and-seek (successfully). At the time of leaving, we left a gift to the dead clerks of the parties and voluntary democratic garbage of the electoral committees of a (stolen from the cops) tear gas canister. A few seconds later we delivered the inside of the ballot box to the only fate it deserved: fire.
This action is a warm welcome on our part to Kyriakos Mitsotakis and New Democracy, (right wing political party) who have promised they’ll end us. We are waiting for you…
SABOTAGE THE ELECTION PROCEDURES
FIRE TO THE BALLOT BOXES
Ballot box hunters arsonists
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August 2, 2019
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Besancon, France – Sabotage on a CCTV camera, June 2019

With or without the yellow vests movement, power is extending its control by multiplying the installation of video surveillance cameras. The collocation of the State’s technological eyes is studied meticulously according to statistics data provided by municipalities and the forces of order. Sometimes places and positions are changed in order to take us by surprise. Besides wanting to spy on all our gestures at every moment everywhere, the aim of the State and its cops is to discourage all desires of individual and collective revolt as well as that of reassuring the bourgeois, good citizens and shop keepers.
To stroll with one’s eyes wide open in the streets of metropolises is enough to see that these video cameras proliferate in strategic places, areas where offences and criminality are thought to be more prominent (drug-dealing areas, more degradation than elsewhere, etc.) Continue Reading →

August 2, 2019
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Italy: Natascia, arrested for the “Prometeo” operation, was transferred to the prison of Piacenza

 We learn of the transfer, which took place on July 30th, of the anarchist Natascia Savio from the prison of L’Aquila to that of Piacenza. Natascia was arrested on May 21st 2019 in the context of the repressive operation “Prometeo” (“Prometheus”) along with two other comrades, Giuseppe and Robert. The last two have also recently been transferred further, respectively to the prisons of Bancali (Sassari, in Sardinia) and Rossano Calabro (province of Cosenza).
We recall that the main accusation against the comrades is of “attack with the purpose of terrorism or subversion”, as they are held responsible for sending three bomb packages arrived in June 2017 to the public prosecutors Rinaudo (prosecutor in several trials against the antagonist movement and the anarchists) and Sparagna (prosecutor in the trial for the “Scripta Manent” operation) and Santi Consolo, at the time director of the DAP (“Department of Penitentiary Administration”) in Rome. They are not accused of any “associative” crime (such as articles 270 or 270bis, penal code).

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August 2, 2019
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Italy: Update about anarchist Divine Umoru

On Monday, July 15th, at around 1.00 pm the police showed up at the home of anarchist comrade Divine to take him to the police station, where he was notified of an expulsion order signed directly by the minister Matteo Salvini.
Although he had lived in Italy for twenty years and had all the necessary papers for his stay, the judge validated the expulsion measure by appealing to various complaints, including an accusation with the aggravating circumstance of terrorism from which he was acquitted years ago.

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August 1, 2019
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24th July, Brighton UK : MCDONALDS WINDOWS SMASHED

received anonymously via email:
“As there was a call to action to “disrupt McDonald’s however you see fit” we decided to smash some windows. We also made the decision of hitting the exact McDonald’s our comrade was arrested at for protesting the night before their trial started, to send a clear message; they do not intimidate us.

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August 1, 2019
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Italy: Updates from a visit to Natascia in the prison of L’Aquila

We receive and spread:
From a recent visit to Natascia, still locked up in the AS2 unit of the prison of L’Aquila (although she is actually under the 41bis regime), we learn that since the hunger strike she and Anna (Silvia is still being held in the prison of Turin) have started to submit three to five requests a day, every day, for what is being denied them.
Since the hunger strike the GOM female screws guarding them (GOM is the mobile operative group of the prison police) have become even more hostile, including those who had initially followed a protocol of ‘neutrality’. Requests ignored, screws denying having received them, and so on.
The prison library doesn’t give them any books, not even the few accorded by its own rules. Use of the sports ground is also denied them. The reason, given after a fantastic series of responses ranging from it being out of use to it being used by some other prisoner, is that they are not allowed to go to the sports ground. Full stop.

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August 1, 2019
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France , Saint-Étienne-de-Boulogne : Arson Attack Against the Ardèche Hunters’ Federation HQ

According to local media: on the night of Wednesday 24th to Thursday the 25th of July in Saint-Étienne-de-Boulogne, a large part of the Ardèche Hunters’ Federation was destroyed by fire. Firefighters intervened quickly, probably due to fire alarms, arriving at around 3:30AM to extinguish the flames that had consumed the lair of the hunters. The investigators noted that the fire had been started in two locations, one in the recently built observatory and another in a room where stuffed animals were kept. 11 hunters are now unemployed and they will have to wait 9 months to resume service. This Tuesday, July 30th, a responsibility claim was posted on Nantes Indymedia. It explains at length the incendiary method that was used, it is reprinted in full below….
Antispeciesist Spasm
Attack Against Hunting
July 25, 02h45: a glowing crescent smiles at me among the stars. In front of the Ardèche hunting training center, a luminous panel displays 23 °. I make my way towards the building, passing the painted wooden animal targets. Hate rises within me at the sight of them, sharpening my determination. At the foot of the facade I reach the last bushes. A camera watches, soon I’ll be within its field of vision. In my head, I have already lived what is coming dozens of times. Jump the barrier, climb the parapet, climb up to the corridor and run to cover the camera. For the moment I am crouched, already panting, my heart beating.

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July 31, 2019
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WEEK OF SOLIDARITY WITH ANARCHIST PRISONERS 23-30 AUGUST 2019

To act in solidarity is completely up to the interpretation of an individual or collective. One could write a letter or visit a prisoner. Others could hold an event for prisoner awareness or a benefit gig. But then there are also the lone wolves who creep around in the darkness of night, lighting up the night sky with flames of rage and solidarity. No matter what act of solidarity is done, it’s completely up to the expression of the rebel individual or collective. The point is to show the anarchist fighters encaged in the belly of the beast that they are not alone, we haven’t forgotten them.
THE SOCIAL WAR AGAINST TECHNO-INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION CONTINUES
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL IMPRISONED ANARCHISTS
SOLIDARITY WITH ALL ANARCHIST FIGHTERS
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July 31, 2019
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International Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners 2019, 23 – 30 August

We are approaching the 7th International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners. For 6 years we’ve been calling you to show your solidarity with our comrades all around the world. Trials in Italy, France, Germany, Russia are bringing more and more anarchists into the mouth of the prison system.
It is our duty, of those who stay outside of the prisons, to help our comrades serve their sentences knowing that they are not left alone in their struggle. You might not know those people. You might not speak their language and most probably will never meet them. But through your actions you show that they are welcomed in this world. Welcomed more than the prison guards and judges. More than presidents and kings. So let your solidarity pour through the walls of prisons and fight till everybody is free!
We are eager to hear your stories of actions and events. So send them to tillallarefree@riseup.net. At the end of the week we will make a summary of those events.
solidarity.international

July 30, 2019
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Spoleto, Italy : A day against the war in Libya, against the governments of France and Italy, TOTAL, ENI and the SNAM gas pipeline 

Friday 26th July 2019
A day against the war in Libya, the governments of France and Italy , TOTAL, ENI and the SNAM gas pipeline
9am – Distribution of leaflets at the market of Via Cacciatori delle Alpi (Spoleto).
8pm – Food
9:30pm– Discussion on energy policies, the SNAM gas pipeline and the proxy war that Italy and France are fighting in Libya in order to safeguard ENI and TOTAL’s dirty business.
From midnight – tekhno night
PTK aka Perfect Monkey (Psynergy Tribe) • Lebratz • Beeffo • Double Egg
All events from dinner-time onwards will take place at Circolaccio Anarchico (Viale della repubblica 1/A, S. Nicolò neighbourhood, Spoleto).
E-mail: circolaccioanarchico@inventati.org
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July 30, 2019
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Italy: Update on the Health Situation of Imprisoned Anarchist Comrade Alfredo Cospito

24.07.19: Comrade Alfredo Cospito started feeling unwell 15 days ago, right after his hunger strike ended. He immediately insisted on a CT scan. In fact, as soon as the CT scan was carried out, he was urgently transferred to the hospital where he was operated on. The operation went for 5 hours as they had to remove his gallbladder, which had ruptured. All this because the doctors had been saying for months that it was necessary to operate, but the prison kept postponing, trying to solve the problem with tablets, which in reality did not solve anything. The situation got worse with the hunger strike.
Alfredo’s family only learned of his transfer to hospital and the operation four days later. A week after the operation he was transferred back to prison. At visits he was very physically exhausted, in a wheelchair and very thin.

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