One the night of 20/03/2020, supermarkets in vironas and kaisariani were painted,due to the new working conditions that the state is trying to impose,on the state of affairs created by using Covid-19 as an excuse.
Lockdown to the profitability of super markets,not in our lifes
CALL FOR SOLIDARITY WITH DETAINED WOMEN AT PETROU RALLI PRISON
Visits to the Petrou Ralli detention centre have now been banned due to measures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, all the essential items that you donated were packaged and delivered to the detained women on Thursday, March 26th. The same will be done, wherever possible, throughout April and May… until the detention centre empties!
It is murderous that in a time of global pandemic with thousands dead, that so many are being marginalized and forcibly crammed into filthy confinement, and that at this moment in whole regions of the world and places here in Greece (for example, at the refugee extermination camp in Ritsona, where 62 of the 3,000 residents were tested last week and 20 found positive in COVID-19), people are being quarantined. You know almost nothing about the situation – it’s as if you do not exist, living in a state of exception.
We are calling on you, individuals and self-organized communities from the fighting solidarity network from below; on you who always stand by the vulnerable and marginalized. If you would like to assist by donating items from the list below, you can send us a message at our Facebook inbox/messenger or email: email@example.com to co-ordinate and discuss where to deliver donations. We have 6 different addresses in various areas of Athens, where they can be delivered or collected.
Today is Sunday, March 29th, 2020. This is a follow-up report to an Urgent Update that I released last Sunday, March 22nd, 2020. This specific report details recent events in regard to the Covid-19 Pandemic within Facilities Operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Please be advised that there has been a Deliberate Attempt by the Main-Stream Media and The White House to ignore the Deadly impact Covid-19 has been having on Amerika’s World Leading Prison Population.
On the morning of March 29th, 2020 I interviewed a Registered Nurse who works for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Nurse requested that I not use their name. I will respect this employees request to remain Anonymous.
It was reported to me that there have been 8 Positive Cases of Covid-19 at Federal Correctional Institution Oakdale which is located in Oakdale, Louisiana. FCI Oakdale is the “Sister Facility” to USP Pollock. Of the 8 Cases at FCI Oakdale, 6 are prisoners and 2 are B.O.P. employees. There has been One Death at FCI Oakdale connected to the Covid-19 Virus! There are 6 Prisoners currently on ventilators at the facility.Continue Reading →
April 7, 2020
by actforfreedom Comments Off on Madrid Quarantine City – New anarchist pamphlet from Madrid, Spain
-To Unknown Waters -Let the strikes come back. Let the squats spread. Let the lootings come -About the attack on our structures -Chronicle of riots, escapes and events in prisons and CIES detention centres due to the coronavirus crisis -Back to where? -Back to what?
To Unknown Waters
We’ve been in a state of emergency for over a week now. The destructive capacity of the virus is no longer in question. But we would like to make some notes on its non-clinical consequences and on its origins.
Whether the COVID-19 virus came about because of a bat or an American attempt that has gotten out of hand, to disable the Chinese economy, we think is irrelevant now. This virus, like others before in history that massacred entire populations in the Amazon, Mesoamerica, Africa and Oceania, is a biological phenomenon. But the context in which it was born, how it spreads and how it is managed are social issues. This virus is the result of a system that commodifies every process, object, relationship or living being on earth. Spread rapidly across the macro-concentration of labour and the consumer corpus of cities, which feeds itself from agro-industry and intensive livestock farming. A flow of human assets (5 billion people fly around the planet each year) at frenetic speeds, reflected in 200 characters and 5000 likes.
As social control intensifies more and more in Marseille (like elsewhere) and as cameras and other surveillance devices proliferate, SNEF has established itself as a prime target in our fight against state nuisance. Indeed, if the latter are known to take care of all kinds of work (you will surely have seen their name appear on a number of sites contributing to the accelerated gentrification of Marseille), they are also one of the big “winners” and collaborators with city policy to significantly expand the camera network.
On the night of March 17th, preceding the first day of confinement, we decided to pay them a small courtesy call at one of their offices, leaving part of their electrical infrastructure on fire. A week later, this time in the city center and during full confinement, one of their cars was also set on fire.
According to corporate media over the last fortnight a wave of arson attacks took place in the Netherlands against cellular phone repeaters. The last reported by the corporate media took place in Groningen. “Fuck 5G” was written at one site. The actions did not appear to be claimed. At least 15 attacks took place according to the info issued by the Dutch government through the media. Apparently the first fire was in Beesd on April 4. Since then transmission masts were also torched in Neerkant, Rotterdam, Nuenen, Dronten, Groningen, Oudenbosch, Veldhoven, Tilburg, and Almere. Reportedly, none of the antenna were 5G carriers, being 2G, 3G and 4G masts. Police reported that the method of sabotage was similar at each site. One instigator of the Groningen fire was caught on surveillance camera. Reportedly, European law enforcement officials are being pulled off terrorism cases in order to investigate arson attacks against 5G cellphone towers. The anti-5G arson attacks which initially took place in UK have sparked a blaze of attacks across Europe and beyond.
The Dutch security services started an anti-terrorist investigation covering the attacks. Further information and reports about the specifics of the actions are scarce. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was forced to make a statement about the anti-5G sabotage as the Dutch regime could not ignore it any longer. The sabotage seriously weakens the ability of the state to respond during a heightened moment of instability due to the coronavirus. Telecommunications industry companies are engaged in a public relations battle about the anti-5G actions and the implications for the expansion of 5G and the ‘Internet of Things’.
According to UK authorities and mobile companies another 20 attacks against 5G masts took place in UK over the Easter weekend. Arsons were reported in England, Wales and Scotland over the bank holiday – and follow others the previous weekend. Additional incidents were reported on Tuesday. So far 53 attacks have taken place from media news reports. Corporations continue with a joint media offensive to discredit the attacks, blaming them on the results of “misinformation” spread by “conspiracy theorists” and bot networks controlled by state actors such as Russia, Iran and others. Phone company EE issued a statement that it will be increasing security at high-risk sites. They said that guards who are patrolling those sites are being supplied with body cameras and are being instructed to alert local police. All of the communications industry companies had their infrastructure hit in the arson attacks.
Sabotage the Techno-Industrial System!
Sabotajes incendiarios al 5G, teorías de conspiración y Reino Unido
Según los medios de comunicación, otras cuatro antenas de telefonía móvil de Vodafone han sido incendiadas en las últimas 24 horas después de los recientes ataques de fuego a la infraestructura 5G que tuvieron lugar el 2 y 3 de abril.
También hay torres 3G y 4G entre las destruidas, aunque no está claro si fueron saboteadas involuntariamente o no. La información sobre los ataques en sí fue difícil de obtener debido a la limitada información disponible en los medios de comunicación y a la rápida censura en los medios sociales populares.
Desde los primeros ataques de la semana pasada, se han reportado al menos 20 ataques en todo el país, y hay reportes de ingenieros siendo interrogados, acosados y atacados por personas que tienen problemas con el 5G. Es evidente que, aunque todo está en bloqueo, la continua expansión y desarrollo del 5G ha seguido siendo una prioridad. El régimen del Reino Unido y las empresas de comunicaciones se vieron obligados a emitir una declaración en la que describían los riesgos que el 5G representa para la salud humana como “sin fondo” y achacaban el acoso y los ataques a las “teorías de la conspiración”. La empresa de medios sociales Facebook sacó de la red varios sitios dedicados a la grabación y aparentemente a la llamada de ataques anti-5G, y también hizo que su empresa de aplicaciones de mensajería WhatsApp restringiera la transmisión de mensajes. Esto es parte de un intento de plataforma cruzada por Twitter, Google, YouTube, etc. en un esfuerzo con el estado para coordinar la censura y el seguimiento de lo que ellos describen como “desinformación” sobre los orígenes de Covid-19.
Desde los primeros ataques de la semana pasada, se ha informado de que al menos 20 ataques han tenido lugar en todo el país y hay informes de ingenieros que han sido interrogados, acosados y atacados por personas preocupadas por el 5G. Está claro que mientras todo el mundo está bloqueado, la continua expansión y despliegue de 5G sigue siendo una prioridad. El régimen estatal del Reino Unido y las empresas de comunicaciones se vieron obligados a emitir una declaración en la que describían los riesgos que 5G supone para la salud humana como “infundados” y culparon del acoso y los ataques a las “teorías de la conspiración”. Facebook eliminó varias páginas dedicadas a grabar y aparentemente incitar a los ataques contra 5G y también hizo que su empresa de aplicaciones de mensajería WhatsApp limitara la capacidad de reenvío de mensajes. Esto forma parte de un intento corporativo multiplataforma con Twitter, Google, Youtube, etc., de coordinar esfuerzos junto con el Estado para censurar y rastrear lo que describen como “desinformación” sobre los orígenes de Covid-19.
La más común de estas ideas no permitidas es que el 5G tiene una relación directa con la pandemia de coronavirus, por sus efectos negativos directos en los seres humanos, lo que conduce a un debilitamiento del sistema nervioso e inmunológico humano.
Si bien ya se ha demostrado que los niveles de contaminación atmosférica tienen una relación directa con los casos de Covid-19, y las autoridades han desestimado el cambio climático como un mito durante años, todavía tenemos que aceptar sin más sus afirmaciones, mientras que un poco de investigación sobre la historia de fondo de 5G revela los hechos.
Sin 5G, los gobiernos y las corporaciones de este planeta no pueden construir su “mundo prisión tecnológica” para controlarnos a todos. El Internet de las cosas (IoT), las “ciudades inteligentes” (smartcities), la vigilancia de datos, los robots autónomos, los vehículos y los drones, todas estas cosas requieren el dominio total de la tecnología 5G. Si no quieres eso, entonces tienes todas las razones para ver esta tecnología arder hasta los cimientos.
Al centrarse en las narraciones más disparatadas, reaccionarias y fascistas sobre lo que supuestamente hay detrás de la pandemia de coronavirus (mientras que también practica las artes oscuras), el régimen del Reino Unido está tratando de defenderse en un momento de máxima vulnerabilidad de la infraestructura crítica y la negativa de la gente a aceptar el verdadero golpe que ha tenido lugar.
Lo que no se puede dudar es que otros actores gubernamentales y no gubernamentales están tratando de utilizar la crisis en su beneficio para hacer avanzar sus propios planes mediante una guerra no convencional y silenciosa. El mundo entero está en pie de guerra para luchar entre sí y oprimir a su propio pueblo, se informa de movimientoss masivos de tropas y tanques en todos los principales territorios, se están aplicando todos los planes de contingencia y 2.000 millones de personas permanecen encerradas.
Esta es la “teoría de la conspiración” – que los ricos y poderosos están confabulando juntos para lograr sus propios objetivos, – siempre ha sido así, y mientras no hagamos nada al respecto seguirá siendo así.
According to corporate media another four Vodafone cell phone towers were torched in the 24 hours after the recent arson attacks targeting 5G infrastructure took place on April 2nd & 3rd. 3G and 4G towers were also part of those destroyed, although it’s unclear if they were unintentionally sabotaged or not. Information about the attacks themselves has been hard to ascertain due to limited information being issued by the mass media and rapid censorship of corporate social media.
Since the first attacks last week, at least 20 attacks are reported to have taken place across the country and there are reports of engineers also being questioned, harassed and attacked by people worried about 5G. It is clear that whilst everywhere is in lockdown the continued expansion and roll-out of 5G has remained a priority. The UK State regime and communications corporations were forced to issue a statement describing the risks that 5G poses to human health to be “baseless” and blamed the harassment and attacks on “conspiracy theories”. Social media corporation Facebook took down several pages dedicated to recording and apparently inciting the anti-5G attacks and also had their messaging app company WhatsApp limit the forwarding ability of messages. This is part of a cross-platform corporate attempt with Twitter, Google, Youtube etc to co-ordinate efforts together with the State to censor and track what they are describing as “misinformation” about the origins of Covid-19.
The most dominant of these unpermitted ideas being that 5G has a direct correlational relationship to the Coronavirus pandemic, in that 5G has a direct negative effect on humans leading to a weakening of the human nervous and immune system.
Whilst it has already been proven that air-pollution rates have a direct relationship with Covid-19 cases, and for decades the authorities also declared climate change to be a myth, we have to accept at face-value their claims, when even a small research of the background history of 5G reveals the facts.
Without 5G, the governments and corporations of this planet cannot build their techno-prison-world to control us all. The ‘internet of things’, ‘smart cities’, dataveillance, autonomous robots, vehicles and drones, all these things all require the total dominance of the 5G technology. If you do not want that, then you have every reason to see this technology burned to the ground already.
Through focusing on the most outlandish, reactionary and fascist narratives that are supposedly behind the Coronavirus pandemic (whilst engaging in dark arts of their own), the UK regime tries to defend itself during a peak moment of critical infrastructure vulnerability and people’s refusal to accept the real coup which has taken place.
What cannot be doubted is that other State and non-State actors continue to exploit the crisis to advance their own agenda through unconventional and quiet warfare. The entire world is at a war footing to fight each other and to repress their own people, massive troop and armour movements across all the major territories are reported, the plans of contingency are put in place and 2 billion people remain in lockdown.
This is the “conspiracy theory” – that the rich and the powerful connive with each other to achieve their own ends,- it has always been like this, and unless we do something about it, it will always be so.
All hail discordia.
UK : 5G Mobile Phone Masts Set on Fire in Merseyside and Birmingham
5G Masts were set alight in Sparkhill, Birmingham, on Thursday 2nd April, and Melling, Merseyside, on Friday 3rd April.
The 70ft mobile phone tower in Birmingham was torched shortly after 8pm. Firefighters were called to the EE structure ‘well alight’ on Spring Road in Tyseley. Police also attended to block off the road while the flames were tackled for over an hour.
In Melling, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said it extinguished a 5G mast tower fire near the M57 motorway late in the evening on Friday.
Also, at the end of September 2019, the EE/BT tower in Porth, Wales, was destroyed by an arson attack
Against all harmfulness and toxicity
Against the techno-prison-world
Find a global map of 5G infrastructure here:
* Updated from Sans Attendre Demain: During the same night of April 3, in Belfast, in Northern Ireland, a 5G relay antenna was also burnt down: In a video published on the internet, we see flames at the feet of a pylon erected on Antrim Road, in a neighborhood north of the city. We also hear voices saying “fuck the 5G!” and “Long live the Revolution!”. A firefighter confirms that several fires were ignited at the base of the antenna, destroying cables and an electrical box in particular.
Pola Roupa was transferred because she was taking part in a mobilization in the prison of Korydallos (Athens), against prison overcrowding and for the implementation of measures to stop the spreading of the epidemic in Greece’s prisons. There is a possibility that Nikos Maziotis will also be transferred to the high security prison of Domokos, where he has been held in the past. In fact he was moved to Korydallos in 2015 in order to attend the hearings of the trials against Revolutionary Struggle (Επαναστατικού Αγώνα, “Epanastatikòs Agonas”), that have been going on for five years. His imprisonment in Korydallos will end with the conclusion of the fourth trial against Revolutionary Struggle.
The sentence of this trial (concerning bank robberies attributed to the group) will be pronounced on 28th April 2020, unless it is postponed due to the current epidemic. After the sentence is pronounced, Nikos is likely to be moved to Domokos. Presumably he will be taken back to the Athens prison in 2021, on the occasion of the appeal trial related to the fifth trial against Revolutionary Struggle (concerning the escape attempt from Korydallos by helicopter, organized by Pola Roupa in 2015 when she was in hiding, and another two bank robberies). After the April sentence, the 155 years accumulated by Nikos will be merged into 20 years, according to dispositions set out by Greece’s new penal code.
Here are the addresses:
Pola Roupa (Παναγιωτα Πόλα Ρούπα)
Dikastiki Fylaki Eleonas – Gynaikeies Fylakes
T.K. 32200, Thebes, Greece
Nikos Maziotis (Nικος Μαζιωτης)
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou – Eidiki Pteryga
T.K. 18110, Korydallos, Athens, Greece
Here follow two short texts written by Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis on the transfer and the mobilization going on in prisons.
There are still 381 people locked up in CPRs in Italy, 33 women and 348 men, according to an update issued on 24th March by the National Guarantor for persons deprived of freedom. In spite of the fact that a pandemic is upturning the world, no measures have been taken by the authorities to ward off the risk of the epidemic spreading like wildfire in the restricted cells that people are crammed into in the CPRs, just as in the prisons on the other hand.
Deportations have been stopped for weeks also because of border closures in the countries of origin (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, etc.) and repatriation flights have been suspended, however the people locked up in State concentration camps are not all being freed. Only 44 people were released between 12th and 14th March.
On the contrary, some people are still irresponsibly being taken into CPRs.
Just yesterday, 25th March, the mayor of Gradisca d’Isonzo confirmed that someone transferred from Lombardy to the local CPR on 19th March had tested positive to covid19 two days earlier and was put in isolation.
In these weeks of collective quarantine there is no possibility of organizing solidarity gatherings and CPRs are surrounded, even more than usual, by a wall of silence and indifference. Nevertheless news of protests of the people locked up is coming out.
01.04.2020: This is the first time that the offices of the SPIP, the Somme’s Integration and Probation Prison Service, have been targeted by such an attack. During the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, around 3:30AM, one or more individuals torched several vehicles.
The vehicles were parked in a private parking lot behind the offices. Two vans used to take the detainees to the courthouse were torched. Five cars that allowed officers to visit detainees in open facilities, such as for parole, were also destroyed.
“Die Justice, Die Jail, Die State, Die!” was sprayed with black paint on the walls of the car park. It was signed with a circle A symbol of the anarchist movement. But the prosecutor of Amiens is being cautious. Nothing so far confirms this lead. Alexandre de Bosschère for whom this attack is above all symbolic: “it is not the SPIP itself that is targeted but justice, the State”.
An investigation has been opened and the images from the CCTV cameras exploited. But for the Force Ouvrière union, the individual or individuals would have passed through the back of the buildings. A simple barrier protects the entrance to the car park, while in front, facing the prison, the heavy white door is placed under video surveillance.
URGENT! Total isolation in the High Security Prison
On Friday 27th March 2020 the high security prison [in Santiago del Chile] suspended visits and delivery of food parcels indefinitely, leaving the prisoners hostage of the the State totally isolated. We can only interpret these measures as repressive moves, which far from dealing with “quarantine” and health measures leave our comrades in the hands of their jailers without any possibility of communication or of receiving items for basic hygiene and subsistence.
Let us remember that those kidnapped in this prison are Juan Aliste, Marcelo Villarroel, Juan Flores, Joaquín García, Mauricio Hernández Norambuena and other prisoners of Revolt.
Citizens are being given “transport permits” so that they can be crammed into supermarkets and go to work, even in towns in total quarantine.
We do not accept this total confinement disguised as a health measure!
SELF-PROTECTION against the pandemic but within reason. We must not accept the movement restrictions and the curfew, the individualization, the fear, the isolation and the social cannibalism put forward as the solution. “Personal responsibility” comes as an excuse to cover up the state’s and capital’s irresponsibility.
SELF ORGANIZATION of our everyday lives and of our needs. We and our fellow citizens are the only ones who actually care about our health and our lives. No self-acclaimed savior, such as the government, the church, and businessmen, can truly care about us.
SOLIDARITY to all the people regardless of their color, gender, nationality, age, etc. Let’s create networks of mutual aid to cover our basic needs, material or psycho-social.
RESISTANCE against fascism in any of its form. We must not accept the working conditions of a galley. We must claim access to housing and health for everyone. We must show no trust to governors and bosses who manipulate and manage us to maximize their profits and privileges.
Call for contributions to the «The Cupboard», a self-organized solidarity initiative – we collect and offer food and other basic needs items. Whoever is in need can come and collect what they need. In this crucial moment of serious health and social issues, the needs of our neighbors (and not only), especially of the most vulnerable and marginalized (elderlies, homeless, migrants and refugees, poor, sick) have been increased and there is greater need for food, sanitary and cleaning items. “The Cupboard” continues to operate as usual every Monday and Thursday, 7-9pm, in the squat of PIKPA, taking all the necessary health precautions for the protection of our neighbors and our community.
Migrants are treated as a threat or numbers to get rid of when unwanted, while they simply want to cross the borders to arrive to a place where they might live a decent life.
Bounced on a negotiating table where powers dictate that they can be treated as subhumans, they seem to have lost everything they had as well as the hopes that guide their route so far. Once drawn to the Turkey-Greece border, they were trapped by the police force, with hunger and miserable conditions, and pushed back several times.
After a month, they are now thrown into an unknown. Turkey and Fortress Europe are still responsible to answer: #WhatWillHappentoMigrants? We demand a safe future for migrants and a life in dignity! Against the border regime and punitive isolation, we defend social solidarity!
Waiting of immigrants moving to the Pazarkule border gate in Edirne continues for 4 days after the announcement of T.C state that opening of the border gates on the border of Greece. There are actively five thosound waiting immigrants on the border however the circulation of the number of incoming and returning people is quite high, expressed in tens of thousands.
When we say returning we are meaning the people those who still have money and are able to return, those with a place to return. We can explain as follows: One of the immigrants who were waiting at the border an Iranian immigrant residing in Turkey for 4 years: There is no positive outcome of staying in Turkey, they can’t build a life for themselves here, he told us that their only hope was to pass through the gate. In other words, they had neither money to return nor shelter where they could return. They remained on the limb beyond the Turkish border-behind the Greek Border where is called “buffer zone”, “forbidden zone”.
From Edirne Bus Terminal to the Border
Even at Edirne Bus Terminal, which is about half an hour drive from Pazarkule border gate, approximately 1,000 migrants are waiting. There is no means of transportation directly from the bus station to the border gate. It is difficult to find a taxi, and if it is found, it is difficult to pay the fee; Most taxi drivers say they will not operate the taximeter when they realize that they are immigrants; they charge hundreds of liras for the distance that will hold up to maximum fifty liras. Some taxi drivers refuse their passengers, saying that they cannot carry or taking money from immigrants who are directed to the closed border gate.
Those who can find vehicles for transportation can go to the border gate, Those who can learn that the border is closed somehow prefer to wait at the bus terminal –due to the better condition of terminal-.
The Coronavirus Act 2020 in the UK is now in force for the next two years. It is a totalitarian coup by a right-wing government which has already shown it’s utter contempt for the judiciary, for parliament and for the people. Many of the provisions of this Act are already experienced by those on the margins of society, by dissidents, those in the prison and criminal justice system, the poor, and ethnic groups consistently disposed of by the police and the system, through poverty, imprisonment and death. Now the grand experiment is whether the kind of control infrastructure and total suspension of rights already administered to particular groups can be rolled out to the entire population.
The most manipulable provisions come, as ever, under the Mental Health sections. Always a good catch-all since dissidence, illegality and criticism of the existent is already considered by the system to be tantamount to mental illness, people can now be hospitalised and medicated on the say-so of a single approved clinician. This power of one also decides the fate of those awaiting trial, convicted persons (we wonder whether that refers to anyone with a criminal record regardless of their current status) and those currently serving prison time: the Act allows a single person to sign off on a transfer from a prison to mental hospital. To the cynical, it might imply that unruly prison populations or undesirables (either currently or historically) are now living under the threat of being summarily detained or if already detained, then transferred and sedated with a no-questions-asked decision by a single clinician.
23rd March – In the evening when (now infected) Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared the state of emergency and the new measures to deal with the coronavirus, cops in Southmead, Bristol, were harassing young people on the streets. The police were attacked with stones and bottles and two Iceland supermarket vans were torched outside their depo. Several cars were also smashed and set on fire across the city. Young people are already always under ‘special measures’ by the police -abuse, beatings, harassment, dispersal, special conditions – and rioting and fighting back is the only real solution, not staying in your house and being afraid.
The supermarkets and the other companies which are profiting massively from this ‘crisis’, -which is solely the responsibility of the structures of power and capital-, are valid and understandable targets for the nihilistic and anti-social rage against this situation. The lies of the media tell us that we are ‘all in this together’ but it’s clear that we are not, and never will be.
It’s the fight of the young people and the irreducibles against this sick system and this is but one drop from the storm to come. Death to the politicians, the police and those who have poisoned this world.
Anger in the jails lost no time in exploding following the enforcement of the emergency decree to contain the Virus contagion.
Bans on visits, already applied in some prisons, were extended to all the places of detention.
A list of all the 27 prisons where revolts broke out would be too long. Revolts which led to a more or less temporary upsetting of the prison reality (aimed only at the annihilation and depersonalization of the individual): prisons and guards’ vehicles in flames, structures occupied, prisoners on the roof, upturning of the guard-thief role with the kidnapping of screws, documents reduced to ashes, both attempted and successful escapes.
On 8th March 2020 from the prison of Sant’Anna in Modena, dense columns of smoke rose up, which were soon seen by everybody, causing prisoners’ friends, loved ones and people in solidarity to rush over and saw the comings and goings of all sorts of police squads deployed to crush the revolt: State Police, Carabinieri, Prison Police, GOM; in addition, a helicopter hovering overhead and the Municipal Police trying to chase off the people who had come out, without much success (the slimiest role for those who spend their lives looking for trouble).
The second edition of the anarchist publication Rumoer is out! A publication which will hopefully provoke discussion, irritation, inspiration, agitation, and attack. Because we do not want a raise in wages, but the destruction of work. Because we do not want to shout ‘boo!’ but want to hear BOOM! We want a confrontation without compromise with the system that is destroying our lives and the planet.
In this issue some extra attention for the rampaging Covid-19 virus. But also just the ongoing anarchist interventions and other topics: an interview with a graffiti maker in Lebanon, the fight against Shell, post-gentrification and the use of the Signal app.
If you want to receive the new Rumoer, send an email to: rumoer (((A))) riseup /// net. Since most social centres are currently closed, we ask you to help spread the latest edition. Order some extra copies and bring it to your neighbours, isolated family, friends and comrades.
You can also download the new Rumoer or print it yourself. The link to the downloads can be found at rumoer.noblogs.org
Remember, the streets are empty, the possibilities are open. Keep 1.5 meters away, but always at least ten times as much from the police!
A communique in support of Amassada – somewhere in France
Well, we won’t issue the umpteenth press release to tell you how rotten the world we live in is. It’s disgusting. Makes us sick. From this starting point we tried to imagine worlds where everything is turned upside down. Where we’d stop using mad quantities of energy to fabricate useless objects to be consumed.
Clowns would inhabit the planet, work would be voluntary and anarchy would triumph.
«Border» would be a world banned from the dictionary. Nature would no longer be a resource of which we want to maximize the economic exploitation, but something to be respected as such, to be preserved so as to continue to live in it. «Equity» would no longer be a mere word, it would be next to «freedom» in our hearts and gestures.
We might also put in « adelphité» as an extra.
But there are many walls to be crossed (or demolished) before celebrations and rainbows.
The authoritarian and liberticidal State, allied to a capitalism painted in green, which pollutes and exploits happily, as usual, must be destroyed. No reform will ever be able to overcome it.
Anonymous Translation Group or Anonymous Anarchist Texts Translation Group
There are books that “don’t exist”… because they are incomprehensible (due to linguistic barriers) or are difficult to find. Why not take the time to find them, read them and translate them?
Due to a chance sequence of events we found ourselves sharing suggestions, reflections and information. Thanks to our various language skills we thought it would be interesting to start translating books, texts and pamphlets where they cannot easily be got hold of so as to spread them and principally give resonance to actions and intentions that we feel affinity with.
The idea of the Anonymous Translation Group (G.T.A.)/GATTA was born, as often happens, in clear simplicity in a suggestion made around a common, but not ordinary, stove amid the coolness of leafy branches between one chat and another together among friends with a fantastic desire to make proliferate, spread and share ideas and thoughts coming from far-off lands, some of them almost unknown. We like digging into the past, into that of little-known comrades, of almost unobserved actions, but also the present where a contribution of a different flavour on already widely digested analyses can whet the appetite again. Or simply the will to spread as widely as possible the pieces we liked and are difficult to find in distros.
Rather than the umpteenth project that develops from the web, this is an opening on paper, starting from the choice of translating texts that push us to sail unknown and less explored seas, to the moment of the sharing of translated and printed texts which we’d like to do in person or through direct correspondence for those who are locked up.
These words of love and war go to Jhonny Cariqueo and his fireproof father.
I never met you in person Jhonny, I knew you were a compañero, an inhabitant of Pudahuel who like many young people went out at night to commemorate another year of the Day of the Young Combatant back there in 2008.
Minions can’t bear the insolence to challenge them, not even with words nor with homemade weapons, and they throw themselves to the wild charge entrusted in them by the state. They take you after an act in a square in your commune. I imagine those moments, screams, weapons to the head, immobility, looks of hatred between both sides. You were transferred with other brave ones to the dungeons of the sadistic 26th Police Station, beaten and humiliated by those that are only courageous for abuse but not for combat. They beat you, your heart clenches, you communicate it to your captors, they in their cruelty just ignore you and mock you. My spirit burns with rage at imagining this. They release you. I imagine you coming to your house, with yours worries, tiredness, the desire to sleep, your father’s love. Continue Reading →