May 30, 2019
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Brussels, Belgium : Report of the trial against 12 anarchists –May 28, 2019

Tuesday May 28 the verdict was delivered in the trial against 12 anarchists in Brussels.
As a reminder, they were prosecuted for “criminal association” and a series of other “offences” that occurred in the framework of struggles carried out on an anarchist basis.
During the trial last month the prosecutor had asked for the accused to be sentenced to work or to various prison sentences. The defence for their part argued for an acquittal due to inadmissibility of prosecution.
The court finally ruled inadmissibility of the proceedings, so they were acquitted! Only one person who wasn’t included in the so-called criminal association was found guilty of injuring a cop, but without any sentence being pronounced for this.

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May 29, 2019
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Italy: Declaration of Anarchist comrades Silvia Ruggieri and Anna Beniamino on beginning a hunger strike in L’Aquila prison

29/5/2019
A few minutes ago the first hearing regarding the occupation of corso Giulio 45 took place in the Court of Turin. SILVIA was present from behind a screen via videoconferencing and announced the beginning of a HUNGER STRIKE for herself and for ANNA both of whom are imprisoned in L’Aquila. The objective of this struggle is to fight against the conditions they currently face – comparable to those of the 41bis prison regime – and for the closure of the section where they are being held. They need ALL OUR STRENGTH. In the meantime the rally in front of the court continues:  
Below is the text of the statement that was read out in the courtroom:  
“We have been locked up here in the female AS2 section of L’Aquila prison for almost two months. By now it is well-known in here and on the outside that these prison conditions are the softened product of would-be 41bis regime regulations.
We are certain that there is no possibility nor intention to request that the situation improve and not only because of objective and structural issues that relate to our “yellow section” (the old 41 bis section): this prison is reserved almost entirely for 41bis regime prisoners. We therefore believe it is both distasteful and impracticable in light of the even tougher conditions that exist for those only a few steps away from here, we cannot avoid thinking of the number of people who have been fighting for years stockpiling disciplinary reports and legal trials. The clumsy attempt of the DAP [Italian department of prison administration] to balance their books by establishing a mixed anarco-islamist prison section, which concretely led to an additional ban on meeting with other prisoners within the same section and to the further isolation [of one of the prisoners] which continues to this day.         
There are prison conditions – whether in regular or special sections – that are worse than the ones in L’Aquila. This isn’t a good reason for us not to oppose what they are imposing on us here. We will no longer eat this bread: on 29th May we will begin a hunger strike demanding to be transferred from this prison and the closure of this vile section.”
Silvia and Anna   
Updates to follow…
via: https://www.inventati.org/rete_evasioni/?p=3220
Translated by Act for freedom now!

May 29, 2019
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[MEXIQUE] ¡Fuego a las cárceles!, Feu aux prisons ! Burn the prisons! en/fr/es/

This communique comes from anarchists in Mexico City; a humble gesture of solidarity with comrades facing state repression throughout the world.
From Mexico City, we send our solidarity and love to the comrades who took the streets on May 1st, and to the many who were kidnapped by the state as a result. Repression is the state’s reaction to a gnawing fear: a fear of the power of revolt, of the autonomous organization of the people, of the brewing revolution.
We stand in solidarity with the 300+ compañerxs detained in Paris, France; the 600+ compañerxs detained in Bandung, Indonesia; and the 12 anarchists being processed in Brussels, Belgium; for taking their revolutionary rage to the streets in the face of stiff state repression.

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May 28, 2019
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Athens, Greece : Taking responsibility for the attack on Acropolis police station – Lambros lives amid the flames

The news released in March, nine years ago, lacerated us but did not surprise us.
Our comrade Lambros Fountas had fallen dead in an armed battle with cops during the expropriation of a vehicle in Dafni. Knowing Lambros we knew the totality of his choices as a revolutionary. Knowing Lambros we knew his solid formation, lack of infatuation, his profound human ethos, made him perceive his  revolutionary engagement in an undivided total manner. We had met him in assemblies, squats, marches, protests, conspiratorial meetings, insurrectional riots, anti-fascist action, night arsons. And it was no surprise to us when, with his death, we learned that his revolutionary  choices included his participation in the armed group Revolutionary Struggle.
Because that was exactly Lambros. A complete man, a complete revolutionary. To the end.
Honouring the memory of our comrade, Saturday night on March 2 ,2019 , we attacked the Koukaki police station, another den of torturers and murderers.
We could not resist mentioning the publication “Kathimerini” in our attack, in which the GADA centre of operations ordered immediate arrest on any person passing-by, promising a day-off (!) Indeed, those who persecuted and murdered the Nigerian immigrant Ebuka, how many days-off did they get?
FOR SOCIAL REVOLUTION
LAMBROS LIVES AMID THE FLAMES
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May 28, 2019
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Berlin, Germany : Gathering outside the JVA TEGEL prison

In the context of ‘subversive May’, we want to express our solidarity with prisoners outside the walls of the prison of Tegel and show our support for them out loud. Then some comrades (Isa, Nero, etc.) who were imprisoned there, tried to make links with their prison companions and agitate. 
These relations are important so as not to forget the desire for freedom in the cages of the State and to continue to struggle for it. The people in these prisons are the result of a society that aims at the violent and mass discipline of human beings.

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May 27, 2019
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Berlin, Germany: For a Black May – Attack Against Securitas by ‘Free Foxes’ FAI-FRI

“Burn all prisons, with or without walls!” The call for a Subversive May, as an extension of the proposal for an Anarchist May 1st in Berlin, is understood by us as a call to extend the attack on different levels. We agree with the idea not to confine ourselves to one day but to constantly and unpredictably attack the functioning of existing society and prove that its security is an illusion.
The apparatus of power includes not only the murderers of the State, but also the mercenaries of the private security companies. Securitas vehicles once parked undisturbed in the GESOBAG housing estate where they act as security guards to prevent the intervention of cops during conflicts with tenants or tensions with the property management. Securitas is also engaged in surveillance work in prisons and public spaces worldwide.

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May 27, 2019
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Italy : Update on operation “Scintilla”, Turin

Update from Turin

Operazione Scintilla
Beppe and Antonio free, Boba arrested.

Freely translated from the Turin blog “Macerie”, 23 May 2019
https://www.autistici.org/macerie/

**Antonio and Beppe released.
Antonio and Beppe were released on the 6th of May 2019. They must report to the police every day.
Silvia remains in prison because she is charged with an additional crime.
More about Silvia: Article on barrikade.info (in German)
https://barrikade.info/article/2202

Silvia’s address:
Silvia Ruggeri
CASA CIRCONDARIALE
Via Amiternina 3
67100 L’Aquila (AQ)
Italia

** New arrest: Boba ***

On the night of Wednesday, May 22, 2019, after 11 p.m., the police
knocked on the door of Boba, Mitzi and Victor under the pretext of delivering a verbal warning for the comrade. Once in the house, they also pulled a warrant for Boba’s arrest out of their pockets.

The investigation is linked to the first initiatives taken against the Operazione Scintilla, in particular an episode in the Vallette
neighborhood at the end of the anti-fascist demonstration against the annual fascist commemoration of the “Foibe”. That evening, the confectionery of the Vallette prison caught fire. Boba’s charge is arson (art. 423), with a penalty of three to seven years, with the aggravating circumstance (art. 425) that the act was committed on “public buildings […] intended for residential use […], on accumulations of
combustible or explosive material”.

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May 27, 2019
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New English edition of Orkanen (eng: The Hurricane), an anarchist newspaper from Copenhagen, Denmark

Links to PDF:

 Read on the screen: https://orkanen.noblogs.org/files/2019/05/enedspring2019.pdf

 Print: https://orkanen.noblogs.org/files/2019/05/enedspring2019-print.pdf

CONTENTS:

Hearts of night
 – About the falseness & absense of darkness in society and life.

An attack on identity politics
 – Self-expl.

Snitch
 – Self-expl.

Black Horizons
 – A pace towards the unknown future of anarchy. Continue Reading →

May 27, 2019
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June 11, 2019: On Taking It All Down by Sean Swain

Hope I’m still alive and kicking this June 11. It’s possible that I’m facing imminent death. Now, don’t panic. Okay. Wait. Please panic a little bit. It will make me feel loved and valued. If you don’t at all, that would hurt my feelings.
It all started with an article posted for last June 11 that advocated the use of drones to drop guns into prisons. The creepy sexual-predator lawyer for the ODRC who groped me in 2013 – Trevor Matthew Clark – wrote up a ridiculous conduct report accusing me of rioting and gang activity and extortion related to that online posting. You can check it out here. It must be worth reading, as prison officials tried to kill me for it.

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May 27, 2019
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Anathema A Philadelphia Anarchist Periodical : Volume 5 Issue 2

anathema.noblogs.org/post/2019/05/21/volume-5-issue-2/

In this issue:

    What is a Collective?
    Tactics Innovation Update
    What Went Down
    Whither the Insurrection II
    Representation is Indirect Action
    Galleanist Centennial
    Vaughn 17 Update
    In Memory of Mauricio Morales
    World News
    Immanent Immigration Arrests
    Go-Gurt Reportback
    Whereas (Poem)

May 27, 2019
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June 11, 2019 statement from Marius Mason

I can hardly believe that it has been another year passing and it is J11 again. I am so thankful for this annual touch point as an opportunity to reach out to my community on the outside and to take stock of the year. It is hard to take in that I have been locked up for more than a decade, and even more sobering to realize how many comrades have been incarcerated for MULTIPLE decades. They have my infinite admiration for maintaining their integrity and for keeping their vision alive through so many years.
I always want to thank all the good folks who do solidarity events to mark this day. I am sure that as I do, all of the anarchist prisoners draw much strength and courage from knowing that you all have our back and have worked so hard to send that immense love across borders and through the bars. There has been way too much hate and “othering” around borders these days. It’s a powerful message to send love instead, and to question the legitimacy of any borders that separate or devalue us as living beings, all equally sharing this planet.

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May 27, 2019
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21 May, Italy: Three comrades were arrested (“Prometeo” repressive operation)

 We learn of the arrest of anarchists comrades Natascia, Beppe and Robert, which took place on 21 May, 2019, and was carried out by the ROS of carabinieri as part of a repressive operation called “Prometeo” (“Prometheus”). Some searches have also been carried out.
The regime’s media report that the main accusation is of “attack with the purpose of terrorism or subversion”, as they are considered responsible for sending three bomb packages arrived in June 2017 to the p. m. Rinaudo and Sparagna (the latter is the public prosecutor in the trial for the “Scripta manent” operation) and to Santi Consolo, at the time director of the DAP (“Department of Penitentiary Administration”) in Rome.
Waiting for more information we report the only address we know of:
Robert Firozpoor
Casa di Reclusione di Opera
via Camporgnago 40
20141 Milano
Italia [Italy]
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May 22, 2019
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Rome, Italy: For a Subversive May (07/05/2019)

Despite the fact that our action is usually driven by the need to overcome the frustration and sense of powerlessness that this system of oppression would force us into, this time some thoughts have been buzzing around in our heads and we would like to communicate them. We realized that going around lighting up the night with targeted fires is a practice that is spreading. 
Specific objectives such as vehicles of companies involved in projects of dominion (such as wars, the construction of detention centres, forced repatriations, etc.), technological network infrastructures (such as laboratories, antenna repeaters, fibre optic exchanges and companies that manage them or collaborate with them) are being attacked more frequently and with simple and easily available means. 

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May 22, 2019
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Florence, Italy : Like Paganini: I don’t repeat!*

I stood there, stacked like a pylon in the concrete, in that once-shadowy city of brigands, bandits and adventures now gleaming with shop windows and filthy rich. 
Let’s face it, my life was a deadly bore: I repeated, repeated, repeated! 
And so, one beautiful night almost a week ago, I decided to quit, lighting myself up. 
Taking as an example the many that have preceded me far and wide around the world, I committed suicide, to reaffirm my freedom from the yoke of the compulsion to repeat!
Thanks to the firelighter and petrol for helping me out! 
A warm (the appropriate word!) hug to those who chooses to follow my example! 
Repeaters of the world unite … in a huge bonfire!

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May 22, 2019
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Athens, Greece: Attack Against Kaisariani Police Station

Orchestrating Melodies of Destruction
May 14th was not an ordinary night for the cops at Kaisariani Police Station. Just before 4AM, while the city slept in darkness and the cops slept in their laziness, we woke them up with the deafening melody of the fire that perfectly accompanied their high-pitched screams. The spectacle was completed by sounds of explosions and the screams of some unlucky cops who caught on fire and ended up in hospital.
The unrepentant urban guerrilla and political prisoner Dimitris Koufontinas is once again on hunger strike to demand the granting of regular furloughs from prison. The prison authorities and some prosecutors acting as a vanguard along with SYRIZA are applying political and physical pressure, targeting the comrade, denying him permission and presenting him with the following ultimatum of extortion: you will renounce your values or we will cut off your furloughs. We for our part do not let time go to waste. Every minute his request is not met, our hatred grows, and we are preparing new actions with greater escalation. If Dimitris Koufontinas suffers anything the consequences will be unmanageable. We will burn you alive.

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May 22, 2019
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Chile: Hunger Strike Begins at High Security Prison in Santiago

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION FROM THE PRISON OF HIGH SECURITY,
CONTEXT OF MOBILIZATION OF ALL THE PRISONS OF THE TERRITORY IN CHILE.
“WE START AN INDEFINITE LIQUID AND HUNGER STRIKE IN REJECTION TO DECREE LAW 321 WHICH MODIFIES ALL THE POSTULATION TIMES FOR BENEFITS, AS WELL AS KEEPING US BEHIND THE BARS FOR A LOT MORE TIME.”
On May 16, 23 inmates of 3H North unit of the High Security Prison began an indefinite liquid and hunger strike as part of the national resistance movement in prisons

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May 22, 2019
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Athens Kolonos Area : Molotov Attack on Police Protecting Golden Dawn in Athens

Police forces protecting a scheduled speech of the candidate of Golden Dawn were attacked with molotov cocktails in the Kolonos neighborhood of Athens on Friday.
Golden Dawn is the neo-Nazi party of Greece. Revolutionaries in Greece have frequently fought the rise of fascism and the police who defend fascism with militant direct action.
via: .amwenglish.

May 22, 2019
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France : Police Ambushed in Goussainville

On May 14, a trap set by a band of about twenty people with masked faces, and wearing hoods. That’s what was waiting for the police on rue Malcom-X, in Goussainville, on the night of Monday to Tuesday, around 2 o’clock in the morning. Police officers patrolled the street when they were blocked by a Mini parked in the middle of the lane.
The occupants of the vehicle immediately fled towards Danielle-Casanova Square. Just out of their van, the police were taken to task by about twenty individuals. The band threw stones at them and then, quickly, three Molotov cocktails were thrown, two on the police van, one in the cockpit of the Mini, which immediately caught fire.
Forced, the police return to their van under a shower of stones, and restart. Several of the officials were hit by projectiles at the back. They were forced back into the van, feeling in desperation by ramming the burning Mini.
Translated by AMWEnglish

May 22, 2019
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Madrid, Spain: Antiterrorist operation against anarchism

Solidarity with the imprisoned anarchists
On the morning of 13 May a new antiterrorist operation against anarchism struck in Tétouan (a Madrid neighbourhood). The anarchist space La Emboscada [the ambush] and another squatted house were raided by members of la Brigade d’information and the anti-riot police. The operation resulted in two arrests. We bear in mind the Pandora, Piñata, Ice and the one that is still keeping Lisa behind bars.

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