February 3, 2018
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UK – PDF : Women’s Prisons, Bail Hostels and Probation by ASBO

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This text is an edited extract from the forth book Bang Up and Smash: Women’s Prisons, Bail Hostels and Probation. It started life as a zine, but like the “prison industrial complex” the project has expanded significantly and is now a book. It will be printed  by Active Distribution. And is free to download online. All money will go towards prison related projects.
Email asbo.hmp@riseup.net for more information.

February 3, 2018
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A month of anarchic offensive against Operation Erebo : Brazil

 

ANTI AUTHORITARIAN AGITATION FOR THE ANARCHIC OFFENSIVE AGAINST OPERATION EREBO

Insubmissive solidarity to all persecuted anarchists in the southern region of the territory dominated by the Brazilian state.
We call for extensive action to months of February and March in response to the operation erebo.
In 2017, the civil police of Porto Alegre initiated the so-called “operation erebo” to persecute anarchists and libertarian spaces. It is clear for us that the state wants to overthrow everyone who makes their ideas a real threat.
No aggression will remain unanswered. In light of this, we call for immediate responses to come from all corners against the enemy. We will not be in the cowardly defense, waiting for the next juridical police step to hit us.
Let the idea spread within all dominated territories like the fire of unconquered rebellion. May the words of rebellion blow upon the wind through the world.
Let’s be creative.
COMMUNICATION IS A WEAPON!
FOR STATELESS SOLIDARITY!
FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL!
We are anarchists, we love freedom and yes, we despise all the values and institutions that this war machine called capitalism and civilization
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February 3, 2018
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Tonight ,1/2/18 : Demo Against The Police Of Maniwaki (and all other) – Montreal

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
Gathering at Place Émilie-Gamelin, tonight ( February 1) at 19h
With every bullet, we are reminded that the police are murderers. Yesterday, they once again opened fire on someone – an 18 year old who remain anonymous – who was acting with hostility at the courthouse in Maniwaki. Last summer Pierre Coriolan was gunned down by the police while he was having a mental health crisis. In the winter of 2016, Bony Jean-Pierre was murdered by police. As long as this deadly order is imposed on us, we will not forget, and we will not forgive.

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January 31, 2018
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Days from the 5th till 12th of February are the days of solidarity with repressed Russian anarchists.

In October of 2017 in Penza six anarchists and antifascists were arrested by officers of Federal Security Service on a charge of creating a terrorist group. Moreover, in that time the period of raids in anarchists and antifascists’ houses has started all over Russia. The objects of Security Service’s attention were different people from absolutely different towns. At last, a new wave of detentions was launched in January of 2018. An antifascist Victor Filinkov was kidnapped by Security Service in Saint Petersburg. The officers of Federal Security Service have been torturing him in the forest out of the city. They told Victor to admit his participation in mythical anarchy-terrorist group. Unable to withstand the torture Filinkov was forced to incriminate himself and now he is remaining in Temporarily-staying Isolation. Filinkov’s lawyer claims that he has never seen so serious damages and trails of the torture during his practice of struggle with a police outrage.
There is another antifascist who has claimed about torture in St. Petersburg. Ilya Kapustin was also threatened by officers from FSS, but he has refused to incriminate himself and after that he was released on bail. There weren’t any proofs that anarchy-terrorist group exists in real life, only the confessions gained by the threats and torture. Nevertheless, police is doing everything in order to force people to confirm an existence of mythical terrorist organization named “Net”, spoofed by FSS. The officers affirm that this organization has a lot of cells in every town. It means that the situation which has occurred in Saint Petersburg will be observed in the other Russian towns very soon.
Obviously, everything what’s going on in our time is an attempt to clear out an anarchist movement before the Elections of the President in 2018. In recent years we could see how the anarchist movement increased its activity after the repressions of 2012 year. These repressions can only intimidate people and crush the anarchist movement.

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January 30, 2018
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Czech Republic : New text of anarchist Lukáš Borl , How long will last the exploitation of prisoners by the police and courts?

If there’s somebody forced to work for somebody else under the threat of violence, it’s something that we usually call enslavement or exploitation. However, if Czech police and courts use this practice, they call it differently: preparation of the convicted for their jobs and helping the state. There’s no point in arguing about appropriate words, where it’s obvious that the state institutions are committing organized crime on the prisoners. The point is to make these crimes stop.
To make clear what crimes I’m talking about, I’ll first give the word to the officials of Všehrdy prison. On the prison website they write:
With the end of the year approaching, we would like to inform our fellow citizens about the fact, that the prisoners from Všehrdy prison have participated in recovery of the property of different state and municipal institutions in our region during the whole year completely free of charge, in the form of the so-called extramural working activities. …(…)… They, for example, painted the administrative building of shooting range for the Police of Czech Republic, fixed the terrain around the shooting range, removed the invasive trees, repaired and built new target equipment and pruned trees around the driveway. They facilitated moving of the police school and moving and assembling the furniture for the Police of Teplice. And, like in the last year, they painted the area of the District court in Chomutov and moved the furniture.

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January 29, 2018
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Italy – Hearings of the ”Scripta Manent” trail

The next hearings of the ”Scripta Manent” trial will be held in the bunker courtroom of the prison in Turin on
January 24, 25,  31,
February 1 ,7,8,  22
March 1-7-8-15-22-28
April 12-18-19
May 2-3-9-10-17-23-24-30-31
June 6-7-14-15-20-21
July 4-5-11-12-18-19-25-26
The imprisoned comrades are being denied the possibility to be present at the next hearing, which will take place on 24th January in the bunker courtroom of the Le Vallette prison in Turin.
nelbuio.altervista.org, autistici.org/cna
Posted on 20/01/2018
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January 29, 2018
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Anarchist comrade Lisa’s letter for the anti-prison days in Berlin (October 2017)

[A letter from the comrade imprisoned in Cologne for bank robbery in Aachen, as a contribution to the anti-prison discussions held in Berlin on 6-8 October 2017]
There is certainly no other place where injustice, exploitation and oppression are as acute as in prison. Even if some things are said to have improved or relaxed in detention compared to the previous decade, it does not feel so at all in a classic detention regime. The conditions in many prisons are often even worse than they were ten years ago for example.
There is usually only an hour’s exercise a day, little or no work, incredibly little possibility of communicating with the outside world (especially in pre-trial detention), disastrous medical assistance, negligence with regard to prisoners suffering from physical and mental illnesses, enormous difficulties for foreigners, people who do not speak German or who are illiterate, that is to say the vast majority of imprisoned persons. In addition, there are almost no options for learning, continuing education or activities, ever more grids and “security measures”. Of course, there is constant talk about re-insertion but in the end it simply means integrating prisoners into the system of wage slavery or even, once released from prison, keeping them as domesticated and dependent exploited, in either case the constant threat of punishment and the worsening of their situation weighs upon prisoners, and eventually ends up falling on them. We can see how for decades, or even centuries, the punishment system within the prison is being perfected continually but, on the other hand, we can also see that it actually continues to work as it has been from the start.

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January 29, 2018
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Chile: Urgent! Anarchist Prisoner Tamara Sol Transferred to the Maximum Security Section in Santiago

6.01.18: On January 25th, 2018, the comrade Tamara Sol was transferred once again, this time from the prison colony of Rancagua to the Maximum Security Section in Santiago. The reason for the transfer is due to her attempted escape from Valpraiso Prison.
The maximum security section is inside the High Security Unit (CAS) a punishment division inside a prison for men, with a strict disciplinary regime. This section began receiving women prisoners with the imprisonment of Marcela Mardones in June of 2017. Marcela is linked to the FPMR* and the muder of Jaime Guzmán**.
Making a mockery of their own regulations, the State and the prison administrators moved Tamara Sol to a men’s prison despite it being specifically forbidden by their own rules and standards. The Prison State does not hesitate to increase punishments, to make execeptions to their own rules and to seek out the worst and the most hostile conditions of confinement.
SOLIDARITY WITH TAMARA!
DESTROY THE EXTERMINATION CENTRES!
(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)
*FPMR is the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front, a armed Marxist-Leninist group.
**Jaime Guzmán was a senator for the right-wing party UDI (Independent Democratic Union), Guzmán was assassinated in April, 1991.

January 29, 2018
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France – Issue 2 of “Kairos” – French language anarchist papaer – is out (01/2018)

DOWNLOAD PDF: Kairos – Journal anarchiste  
‘In ancient Greek kairos means an idea to be caught at the right moment, a favourable occasion, a propitious moment that allows the success of an action among the risks of the world and the uncertainty of external circumstances. For this reason it is necessary to move on to practice, learn to catch this kairos, on the one hand by trying to recognize it without hiding behind the easy pretext of circumstances, on the other hand by preparing to act so as not to let this opportunity be missed.
In short, this paper represents an instrument to get out of the pure abstraction of ideas and put our discourse in a practical perspective, with the will to spread anarchist action of attack and the subversion of the world…”
kairosjournal.noblogs.org
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January 29, 2018
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Sardinia – Subversive news

 

We think that violence is necessary to subvert the world.
Be it a bank robbery or sabotage to a pylon, intimidation of a representative of the institutions or an incendiary attack, we believe the use of direct action is fundamental as a means for the re-appropriation of our lives. We oppose and refuse democratic instruments of protest such as petitions and sterile demonstrations of dissent because they only replicate the system of domination and exploitation in its most varied forms. The use of as much strength and intelligence as possible is necessary to overcome the huge disparity of technology and means that the State-Capital system possesses and uses so that it can act undisturbed in everyday life.
Starting from these premises we think it useful to gather as much information as possible concerning various events taking place in the Island [Sardinia]. To be seen within a perspective of replicability of the actions themselves and a stimulus to those who don’t recognize themselves in [the system] and don’t accept in any way that the humiliation and terror that the state-capital imposes be inflicted passively.
Not only openly anarchist actions therefore, but any spark of self-liberation that anyone could open up. From an individual who expropriates a bank to a rebel who sets fire to a police car, or an anarchist comrade who attacks one of the hundreds of State infrastructures in the territory…. Our solidarity and support go to all this.
Let fear change sides…
The news we are going to publish will be accompanied by category Tags.

https://sardegnaanarchica.wordpress.com
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January 28, 2018
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The Netherlands : Solidarity with Peike!

The movement in The Hague shows its solidarity towards Peike, the person from Amsterdam who has been in jail in Hamburg since the G20 in July. He is experiencing a lot of repression and has been sentenced to face another 2 years of imprisonment, although his high appeal is coming up soon. The judge managed to give a high sentence to Peike without any concrete proof by making him a example to all the arrested people in the G20.
This action of the German court is an attack against Anarchist movements who are fighting for egalitarian ideals. We will not forget this action from the German court and we want to support Peike as much as possible.
You can find more information about Peike on https://freepeike.noblogs.org/
via: autonomendenhaag.

January 27, 2018
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Radical Anarchists in the BUR 2008-2017 ,VIDEO:

a2day.net/radical-anarchists-in-the-bur-2008-2017/
In Russia radical anarchists were defeated already in the end of 1990ies (NRA case). The last underground fighter Ilia Romanov was arrested in 2002 in Ukraine and sentenced to 10 years. But have anarchists lost their combat spirit? 10 years later a new generation of revolutionaries came, they wanted more than demonstrations and antifa.
Anarchy Today team have prepared a small video on various attacks by anarchists in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia (BUR) from 2008 to 2017. By attacks we mean destruction or damage to enemy property – buildings, premises, cars, construction equipment, objects, etc.
So it happened that anarchist insurrectionists in the so called BUR have always preferred arson attacks with Molotovs. As they say, a guerrilla only needs petrol and a bottle. Self-made explosive devices were seldom used.
It is worth noting, that there were ten times more similar attacks in the period than the film shows. There were hundreds attacks in fact, mostly in Russia. The fact is that many attacks were not videoed at all. For some anarchists never claimed responsibility or gave a false address of the site, even a different country. For example, there are no videos how anarchists explode police cars, explode incendiary bombs on the sites of luxury car showrooms or plant self-made bombs at police and administrative buildings. We can only read about it in short reports at some anarchist sites (Black Blog, From Russia With Love, Center of Study of Anarchists …) and in the book Other Generation. There were more dashing and brave attacks than we imagine.
As we know, in Moscow, the first anti-cop arson by the new generation of militant anarchists ( it is incorrect to call them insurrectionists) occurred during the night from February 19 to February 20 2009. The next day a video was published in the Net by a militant group People’s Revenge, which showed people throwing Molotovs into police cars. People’s Revenge reported that two cars had been destroyed and called upon “every decent person …to stand up to fight the arbitrariness and despotism of the police, intelligence agencies and bureaucracy. ” So the period of arson and explosions began …

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January 26, 2018
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Italy – Updates on CNA [Anarchist Black Cross] and the Anarchist Prisoners Fund

We are publishing this report (which could become periodical) on the activities of the Anarchist Black Cross Fund in order to explain how the support fund functions and the expenses we are meeting, also to anarchists that we haven’t have the chance to meet face to face.
First of all, after we individually then publicly faced the irregularities that had sadly emerged, we don’t intend to go back to this: as we said then, the Anarchist Black Cross project is carrying on with the same enthusiasm and determination, in spite of various difficulties and  being aware of our limits.
As we respect ourselves and more importantly the anarchists who collected money to support the project, we have gone through a change in the editorial group, putting an end to relations with certain people (whom we have publicly warned against).
The fund is a vital part of the project, it is not separate from the project as a whole but is alongside it as many anarchists know.
The fund still receives money from anarchist individuals/groups who are aware of how we act, or simply through direct relations between those running the project and those contributing to it.
The fund calls on anyone with questions or doubts to contact us via email or personally.
The fund doesn’t make distinctions between supporting anarchist prisoners and their legal expenses, because the comrades decided to defend themselves. Anyone who doesn’t respect this position should draw their own conclusions.

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January 26, 2018
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Facebook the conqueror – the neocolonial side of the technological attack

Facebook has recently become the biggest nation of the world – with a population of over 1,5 billion Facebook is bigger than China and India. In 2015 Facebook chose a new strategy to grow even faster. With its presumptious project internet.org, that was quickly renamed into Free Basics because of strong resistance Facebook intends to smartly develop 100 poorer countries: A strongly clipped free internet app on smartphones is supposed to imprint Facebook’s choice of internet services and Facebook’s form of connectivity on the poor. In India this neo-colonial network project has today, the 2nd of February 2016 suffered a severe setback because of massive resistence.
Google and Facebook want to cover the world with the most close meshed net possible that connects everything with everyone. With an enormous technical and financial effort (balloons, satellites, drones) the yet to be developed regions of poorer countries are to be connected. Thus Facebook’s „greatest philanthropic initiative“ Free Basic is the imperial pretension, to conquer the developing countries in terms of communication technology.
One does not measure something one does not want to acquire
There is nothing less at stake than world-wide access to communication as a maximally invasive option to control all people. As the political economy rules by leaving us with the liberty of competing economic intrests, cybernetics controls and steers by allowing us to communicate and to access information. Free Basics is supposed to bring around one billion of yet unaccessed Indians into Facebook’s free-net. Narrowing down the horizon of information to a filter bubble of less than 40 platforms and service providers that conform with Facebook’s world view is taking colonial incpacitation to a whole new level.
A technological attack completely in line with Schumpeter’s „creative destruction“: radical divestiture of out-dated informational and social structures in favour of maximal isolation of the individual to weave every single one of them into a whole new net of algorithmically controlled interaction. No kind of access, no kind of manipulation can be created to be more all-encompassing – without ever using any kind of coercion. In Silicon Valley irreversible changes of lifestyle of this kind are today called „disruptive innovations“: „We invent products without which you cannot live any more.“ Awareness in society for this fundamental change is so much behind that the technocratic bullies have a walk-over. For the time being they need not fear any critisism or resistance.

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January 23, 2018
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Summary for our internationalist comrades G20-Repression – Germany

Prisoners * Conditions in the prison * Trials * Video- and Photo publications * Houseraids

The g20 summit and the euphoric days in the streets of the Schanzenviertel were shaped by the massive anger and motivation to attack, which we did not expect since Heiligendamm and Frankfurt. The wave of repression that followed afterwards, and actually had already started before the summit with the implementation of the new §114ff and preventive policing, reached its climax with the publication of dozens of mug shots, by the special commission „Soko Schwarzer Block“ on December 18th, 2017.
The wave of repression, remained rather unnoticed from comrades in other countries who fought with us on the streets and euphoricly followed the riots in the media. They told us, that they did not recieve any information on the prisonors, the sentenced and the persecution mania by the state.

Part I: Prisoners

The situation in december 2017
The cops implemented a 40 man strong Soko, which searched the internet for pictures and videos, in order to further criminalise activists. About 200 cops are currently sitting in front of their computers, watching special face detection softwares do most of the investigation work. Even when you think, you have nothing to hide or you are sure, you always changed in a dark alley: Solidarity doesn‘t just start, when the repression hits you or your friends. The state, including the media, cops and active citizens, is clearly trying to redefine the riots. We managed to dominate the discurs of these days during the summit, but we have to recognise that in the face of brutal sentences, denunciations and public agitation, we are being pushed back into a position of simply reacting: Day X demos, prison ralleys and a couple of broken windows here and there.
Prisoners and the trials: After the three days of riots in Hamburg, 51 people had been taken into custody. Ultimatly 28 remained in the JVA Billwerder, Hanhöfersand and Holstenglacis until their trials. Being mainly non german, the prisoners came from the Netherlands, France, Siwtzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Poland, Hungary and Russia. Additionally several houndred people had to stay in the GeSa (custody) for a short time and had to give their fingerprints and pictures.

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January 23, 2018
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Santiago, Chile: Incendiary Attack Against a Transantiago Bus by Weichafe Matías Catrileo Autonomous Group

Received and translated by Insurrection News on 19.01.18:
It is always time for the attack, but we are not indifferent to the current scenario…while society rejoices seduced by the Papal visit and atones for their sins in the anxiety of waiting, we claim the adventure of direct action.
Arriving on the night of January 10, with autonomous desires in place, we left an incendiary device on a Route 01 Transantiago bus, activating it in the vicinity of Franklin and San Francisco streets. At the moment that the fire began to spread, the sheep driver suffocated it with a fire extinguisher, burning only the rear of this transport symbol of the commercial logic, delegator of times and pulses, adapting the daily to a more narrow social control, providing the comforts that are typical of an alienating culture. However, our actions violate these times, these comforts by choosing with horizontality and without leaders where and when to do and undo the black intentions of permanent conflict against everything that is positioned as authority.

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January 23, 2018
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Italy –SARDEGNA ANARCHICA [Anarchist Sardinia], a new anarchist website

SARDIGNA: a new anarchist website, inter-nationalist, Anarchism – Pockets of Resistance – Liberation Struggles – Struggle for National Liberation
The project:
Sardegna Anarchica wants to be no more than an instrument of communication for the SARDINIAN anarchist galaxy, on what happens in Sardinia as well as in the opposite ends of the globe. In other words, a container of news and analyses, direct actions and possible claims, a list of addresses of revolutionary anarchist prisoners.
This project would like to meet the necessity of an instrument that puts together news, ideas and analyses coming from anarchist, antiauthoritarian, power-immune contexts in the widest and most complete way possible. Starting from the Sardinian context, but without neglecting the international one of course; one of the few advantages given by the paroxysmal search for global information is the discovery that also on the other side of the planet there are hearts that beat at the same rhythm as ours and which arm hands capable of doing far more than typing on a keyboard. The race towards the abyss of technological society is becoming increasingly frenetic, but fighters all over the world are keeping the pace, and even if they risk being crushed by such a gigantic monster they try to hamper it and knock it to the ground.
Starting from these premises, we hope a real debate will emerge, a debate that never falls into partisan misery, but  is so alive that it flares up to the point of conflict, for we are tired of a tepid possibilist ‘everything is all right’, because we can grow together through debate.
The choice of using the network to communicate has been made in the awareness of the limits involved in the use of the web: this site doesn’t want and can’t be the definite answer to a growing need for communication between anarchists in Sardinia, but is an attempt to give one more instrument for the time being.
The site is still going through a trial stage.

https://www.autistici.org/cna/2018/01/14
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