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‘Anarchy – Civil or Subversive?’ : A Collection of Texts against Civil Anarchism (Dark Matter/ACN)

November 9th, 2015

Here’s a new link for our booklet about Civil Anarchism, due to a bug showing a 404 on the sidebar, which we can’t access right now. Beyond the ‘Movement’ – Anarchy!


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‘For a new combative position of anarchist insurgency – For a Black December’ by Nikos Romanos & Panagiotis Argirou of CCF (Greece)

November 12th, 2015

Also read: International call for a Black December.

I hate the individual who bends his body under the weight of an unknown power, of some X, of a god.

I hate, I say, all those who, surrendering to others, out of fear, out of resignation, a part of their power as a man, are not only crushed themselves but crush me, and those I love, under the weight of their frightful cooperation or their idiotic inertia.

I hate, yes, I hate them, for I sense it, I do not bow before the officer’s braid, the mayor’s sash, the capitalist’s gold, moralities or religions; for a long time I have known that all of this is just baubles that can be broken like glass.

Joseph Albert (Libertad)

There are times in history when the randomness of some events can cause dynamic variables, able to almost entirely paralyse the social space-time.

It was Saturday night, on 06/12/2008, when the culmination of a conflict between two worlds took place in just a few moments. On one hand, the youthful, enthusiastic, spontaneous and impetuous insurrectionary violence; on the other hand, the official state institutional organ that, legitimately, claims the monopoly on violence through repression.

No, it was not about an innocent kid and a paranoid cop found in the wrong place at the wrong time, but a rebellious young comrade who attacked a patrol car, in an area where clashes with the forces of repression were common, and a cop who patrolled the same area and, out of a personal perception about the honour and reputation of the police, decided to confront the troublemakers on his own. It was a conflict between two opposing forces: on one Insurgency, on the other Power, with the main protagonists of this conflict each representing their own sides.

The murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos by the cop Epameinondas Korkoneas, and the large-scale riots that ensued, caused a powerful, high-tension social electroshock, because the image of “social peace” was shattered and the existence of these two opposing worlds was made visible, in the most manifest way, triggering situations from which there was no easy return, at least not without a creation and manifestation of events whose momentum nobody could any longer pretend they did not notice, they did not see, they did not hear, they did not take into account. Read the rest of this entry »

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Arson, sabotage, poetry and ideas related to Black December (Mexico & Greece)

November 24th, 2015

From Contra-Info:

1. Tijuana, Mexico: Black December poem.

2. Crete: Black December initiative of comrades from Rethymno.

3. Torreón, Mexico: Bank ATMs and CCTV camera sabotaged.

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‘The Karma of Terror’ By William T. Hathaway (USA)

November 24th, 2015

The Karma of Terror
By William T. Hathaway

Terrible terrorists are killing our soldiers in their countries and killing us here at home. How can we stop them?

The answer is simple: Stop terrorizing them. We started this war. What we do to others comes back on us.

In addition to centuries of crusades and imperial conquest, the past 100 years show a clear pattern of Western aggression in the region. During World War One the British persuaded the Arabs to fight on their side by promising them independence. Thousands of them died in battle for the Brits because of this promise of freedom. But after the victory Britain refused to leave; it maintained control by installing puppet kings — Faisal in Iraq and Ibn Saud in Saudi Arabia — to rule in its interest.

After World War Two the USA and Britain pressured the United Nations into confiscating Arab land to form the state of Israel, making the Arabs pay for the crimes of the Germans. They wanted Israel as a forward base for dominating the resources of the Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »

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Manila: Anarchist intervention against APEC Summit (Philippines)

November 24th, 2015

Local Autonomous Network or LAN is a network of autonomous activists and anarchists that has multiple activities in relation to their various campaigns and initiatives. Most of the affiliated activists whether groups or collectives are active since 1990s which sustained activities such as skills and information sharing through independent publications, video and audio/music recording, workshops, forums and conferences. Urban gardening and application of solar generator system in households and art workshops are one among consistent interests of the activists that are being implemented, improved and shared to their immediate communities. LAN has hosts of network from Manila South to North and nearby provinces of Cavite and Bulacan (Sapang-Palay and Baliwag). During early processes of LANS’s formation autonomous activists from Davao and Leyte were present and actively participated the activities and discussions.
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Il Buco – Informazione e Traduzione Anarchica (Italia)

November 24th, 2015

via CNA Italia:

Segnaliamo la pubblicazione di un nuovo blog di informazione e traduzione anarchica,dal loro testo di presentazione:

Il Buco è un nuovo blog di traduzione e diffusione di notizie del mondo anarchico, sarà un blog multilinguistico ed aperto alla più ampia collaborazione.

Il nostro appoggio da sempre va a tutti i prigionieri rinchiusi nelle celle della democrazia di tutto il mondo e a tutti i compagni sparsi su questa terra. Agli anarchici d’azione, ai nostri compagni e fratelli che si muovono tra le tenebre della notte per colpire la falsa tranquillità della borghesia che vuole dominarci.

“IL BUCO” era una botola che scendeva in un sotterraneo in cui si riuniva il movimento Anarchico clandestino di cui fecero parte Pedrini E Lucetti, da qui abbiamo preso il nostro nome, da chi prima di noi ha scelto di lottare per l’Anarchia!

Il buco

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Free Body & Mind – Sport in Rojava (Kurdistan)

November 23rd, 2015

via Rojava plan:

Sport in Rojava is for everybody, and the people of Rojava are determined to succeed and live a normal life.
The society of Rojava is building spaces where people can come together no matter their age, gender or beliefs.

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Video: Gentle World – For the Vegan in Everyone (New Zealand)

November 22nd, 2015

Gentle World Trailer from Ewan Brown on Vimeo.

Nestled in the mountains of beautiful northern New Zealand, Shangri-La is an earthly paradise, a 180 hectare Veganic haven that’s been cultivated for the past 10 years by volunteers from the US-based non-profit group Gentle World which is a non-profit vegan educational organisation and intentional community, with locations in both Hawaii and New Zealand.

Check out the full video here: Gentle World


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Communiqués of three comrades on trial following an act of sabotage on a high voltage pylon that took place in 2005 (Italy)

November 22nd, 2015

Translated by actforfree from silviacostabillyliberi:

The appeal hearing due on 5th October 2015 was postponed to 19th October because an expert appointed by the prosecution and a DIGOS officer [political police] from Pisa in charge of the investigation were absent.

The comrades’ communiqués:

Silvia and Costa:
A high voltage pylon run by Terna [electricity company] on the La Spezia-Acciaiolo railway track was sabotaged in 2005 with two dynamite charges. The action seriously damaged the pylon but did not cause it to fall down.
In the days that followed an anonymous letter sent to press agencies and the Pisa editorial group of the radical eco paper Terra Selvaggia explained that the action had been carried out against renewed plans to reinstate nuclear power. These plans had never been really dismissed after the referendum following Chernobyl, but they continued to be pursued in numerous research centres, such as the Faculty of Nuclear Engineering of the University of Pisa, considered an institute of excellence on a national level. In the same area, at the S. Rossore natural park, another structure stands out: the CISAM, site of an experimental nuclear reactor and a military research centre. This plant recently caused controversy because of the dumping of radioactive water in the Navicelli canal linking the city of Pisa to the sea. Toxic water, which has been declared safe by the usual local servants of ARPAT [state agency dealing with environmental matters] and ASL [state health agency]. On the contrary this poisonous water reminds us that there’s no way out of nuclear power: what has been produced or left as waste is the legacy of a world where energy production and military control come before anything else, even if all they give is a landfill-like world. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bombing of the Prison Training School of the Gendarmerie (Chile)

November 22nd, 2015

From Noticias de la Guerra Social:

During the morning, about 03.30am of November 19th 2015, one loud bang surprised a bastard jailer who was on guard at the Prison Training School of Gendarmerie. A homemade bomb made of compressed black powder starts a fire after being activated by a detonating fuse at a side gate of the guards school in the municipality of San Bernardo. The blast leaves no wounded, causing some damage to the infrastructure of the enclosure. Quickly Colonel Christian Alveal, Director of the School pointed to the press: “Always anarchist anti-systemic groups have threatened the School of Gendarmerie, its facilities and staff, and we permanently take safeguarding measures to effectively prevent events like these happening to people and damage to facilities.” For his part, Vice President Jorge Burgos said that “The investigation process is in full swing and I understand there has been policing results. This action will not go unpunished, which is important.”

After the explosion, comrade Kevin Garrido was arrested in a nearby area by the DIPOLCAR, who also stopped Joaquin Garcia, who is accused of this attack and the attempted bombing of the 12th Commission. Both were remanded in custody.

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Rage in the streets of central Athens (Greece)

November 22nd, 2015

November 12th rioting:

Riots broke out in the streets of central Athens on November 12th 2015, day of general strike. Before the morning demonstration, hooded protesters chased a team of uniformed cops who were patrolling on foot near the Archeological Museum, in Patission Street, and beat up at least one of the pigs. Just after Omonoia Square, a Bazaar supermarket chain store, which was open despite the general strike, was trashed until its managers lowered the roller shutters. A little further on, near the Old Parliament building, a minivan belonging to OTE telecommunications company was burned. Rioters smashed street furniture (bus stops, traffic lights, etc.) and spray-painted anarchist slogans on the walls along Stadiou Street. At Syntagma Square, anti-riot squads who were guarding the luxury hotel Grande Bretagne on Vasileos Georgiou Street were attacked with firebombs. At the lower side of Syntagma, the Ministry of Economy was also attacked with Molotov cocktails. At the upper side, in front of the Parliament, a giant Greek flag was removed; the patriots that tried to retrieve it were beaten (several times), and later their shitty rag was burned. A quick Molotov cocktail attack was also carried out against anti-riot squads next to the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. As the demonstration was nearing its end, the Bank of Greece building on Panepistimiou Street was attacked with fire, and clashes with cops took place near the Propylaea. These are only a few moments that we witnessed ourselves, together with other comrades. No arrests or injured protesters were reported.

Among other incendiary slogans, “Organising informally and insurrectionally, Black December in the whole wide Earth” was chanted (which is devoid of rhyme in its English translation, but shows that we are warming up over here).

Some individualities that joined clashes in downtown Athens that day released a text, stating among others: “On November 12th, we also participated in the general strike with the clear objective of clashing; a clash that is not framed in the context of regaining our labour rights, or any sort of humanisation of the system. We clashed with the aim of highlighting the insurrectionary practice, with a view to sharpening and making it long-lasting, in the face of every authoritarian institution or relation. (…) We also call for a Black December, for the coordination and organisation of insurrectionary, polymorphous anarchy. Discourse without praxis is not more orphaned than praxis without discourse. (Signed:) A street group.”

November 17th rioting:

This year’s November 17th marked the 30th anniversary of the murder of 15-year-old Michalis Kaltezas, shot dead by the cop Athanassios Melistas on the sidewalk of Stournari Street. On November 17th 1985, Michalis Kaltezas was killed by a police bullet in the back of his head as he was running towards Exarchia Square along with other anarchists and rioters who had firebombed a police bus of the MAT anti-riot squads.

On November 17th 2015, after the annual commemoration of the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising against the regime of the colonels, and once the peaceful demonstration in Athens was finished, several hundred hooded rioters took to the streets of Exarchia and clashed with police forces, from about 8pm until the small hours of November 18th. Rioters used all available materials – stones, sticks, Molotov cocktails, flares, etc. – to attack anti-riot squads and teams of plainclothes cops. Also, a car was set on fire in Stournari Street. That night, amid flaming barricades and clouds of tear gas, rioters stormed a Bazaar supermarket at Soultani Street en masse, completely looting and vandalising the store.

At least six people were arrested downtown, before the commemoration demo and during late-night clashes.

Some of the slogans that were shouted during the street clashes in Exarchia:

“That’s right, that’s right, that’s right, bursts of Kalashnikov to make it stick in your mind”

“One does not kneel before Democracy – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”

“Scumbags Snitches Journalists”

“Cops Pigs Murderers”

“One – three, Christos Tsoutsouvis” (In memory of acratist urban guerrilla Christos Tsoutsouvis, who executed three cops on May 15th 1985 in Athens, during a shootout in the neighbourhood of Gyzi, before he fell by police bullets.)

footage by “ALFA TV” comrades

via Contra Info

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ABC Istanbul: Solidarity with imprisoned vegan anarchist Osman Evcan on hunger strike since Nov 10 (Turkey)

November 21st, 2015

UPDATED: Spanish translation – CNA Mexico.

Who is Osman Evcan?

Osman Evcan who was born on 1959 in Samsun is an anarchist prisoner who spent his last 23 years in prison. İn 1992 he was sentenced to 30 years in prison with the charges of being a member of a leftist terrorist group and robbery. He was also imprisoned for 9 years between 1980-1989. Since Osman adopted anarchist ideas in 2003, he also became vegan and supports animal liberation struggles.

Osman Evcan was imprisoned in many different prisons all over the country during his conviction, he built his life fighting against authoritarian violence and especially the violence and oppression which is a systemic part of the prison’s hierarchical structure, and he still continues his fight against prison’s oppressive mentality, without giving an inch, aspiring to the right standards for anarchist, vegan, libertarian individuals.

Osman’s first barnburner act was his hunger strike in 2011 for vegan food to be available in prison which lasted 42 days. During his hunger strike the anarchists, animal liberationists from all over the World and in Turkey supported Osman’s fight to access vegan food in prison. Read the rest of this entry »

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CNA Rio: Solidarity Campaign for Mauricio Hernández Norambuena (Brazil)

November 21st, 2015

From CNA-Rio:

Mauricio Hernández Norambuena is one of the most significant figures of opposition to the Chilean military dictatorship first and, later, to the “democratic” transition guided by the same dictator Pinochet (till his death). Mauricio Hernández Norambuena today is suffering the 5039th day of an inhuman detention regime, that is to say 95.08 times what Washington Olivetto, the victim of the offence for which Mauricio is jailed, suffered during his kidnapping.

In 1976, during the dictatorship, Mauricio was a Communist Party militant, while in 1983 he was one of the founders of the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front (FPMR), an organization born as the military organization of the Communist Party that later developed its own autonomy to fight and defeat the dictatorship on the military level. Read the rest of this entry »

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Silhan Ozcelik convicted of trying to join the PKK (UK)

November 21st, 2015

Silhan Özçelik, an 18 year-old Kurdish woman from London, has been convicted of trying to go abroad join the PKK. Silhan has been held on remand in Holloway prison since January charged with ‘engaging in conduct in preparation to for giving an effect to an intention to commit acts of terrorism’ under section 5 (10)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006. It’s apparently the first time a British person has been convicted for trying to join the PKK.

Silhan was sentenced to 21 months in prison. If her prison details come through, we’ll post them here.

via rabbleLDN.

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A-Radio: Interview with ABC Warsaw (Poland)

November 19th, 2015

Dear all,

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we had the opportunity of talking to two comrades from Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) in Warsaw. In this interview they talk about their work and the topic of repression in Poland.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here:

Length: 20 min

You can find other English and Spanish language audios here:

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Send anarchist prisoner Sean Swain some love (USA)

November 19th, 2015

From seanswain.org:

Sean Swain is having a very hard time right now and could really use being reminded that he is not alone. If you haven’t written to Sean in a while or haven’t heard back from him due to the ODRC messing with his mail or cutting off his other methods of communication, now would be a great time to flood him with letters, cards, photos, drawings, books, zines, anything.

In particular, now would be a good moment to remind Sean that he matters to you, that you are glad he is alive, and that you see him as contributing to the world in a way that matters to you. Every once in a while we all need a loving kick to the head to get us back on track and feeling ready to continue fighting. Now is that moment for Sean. So send him a kick; he deserves it.

Write to Sean at:

Sean Swain #243-205
Warren Correctional Inst.
P.O. Box 120
Lebanon, Ohio 45036

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Letter from anarchist prisoner Thomas Meyer-Falk about indefinite detention for woman in HIV+ sex crime case (Germany)

November 18th, 2015

Below is a letter from long-term prisoner Thomas Meyer-Falk about a friend of his who is in indefinite detention in Germany. For more information write to:

Thomas Meyer-Falk
c/o JVA (SV)
Hermann-Herderstr. 8
D 79104 Freiburg


Woman imprisoned for sex without a condom

In Germany in 2014 a 29 year old woman was sentenced to four years in prison for having sex without using a condom. Because the court deemed her a threat to public safety, Preventative Detention – indefinite imprisonment – was added.

The story:

Jaqueline was a young woman who was in love with life, she hung around the surroundings of a biker club and had a few partners. Years before she had caught HIV, but was taking medication for it and therefore hadn’t become ill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anarchist vandalism at the home of John Hirst, the chief executive of Destination Bristol (UK)

November 18th, 2015

John Hirst, the chief executive of Destination Bristol, the former manager of the Galleries shopping mall has a job that is about distraction through consumption. While many of us are stuck elbowing each other out the way to get the elusive best deal, buying stuff we don’t really need and sinking deeper into debt in a vain attempt to feel like we’re doing ok, John and his business class are doing very nicely. They get expensive cars and exotic holidays and we get bailiffs and debt recovery. One thing we do share is a planet on the brink of ecological collapse due to destructive mass consumerism championed and toasted by people like John. He claims he cycles 100 miles each week and is keen to show off how he does his bit for charities, but presides over the accelerating privatisation and corporate control of our city, the encroaching concretisation of green spaces like Castle Park and ever more CCTV surveillance of our every move. No dogs, no skaters, no street drinking, no street stalls, no demonstrations… the list goes on and quickly ends up as no unlicenced anything. Nothing without permission and nothing without payment.

John may be all smiles about making good business for Bristol but as always the wealth creation is only good for a few; the winners, like John. For most of us, the losers, it means getting trampled on by the needs of the rich and forced to work harder to pay so much more for everything. There’s a lot of us but we’re not all defeated and although we don’t dress as sharply as Lord John, we too can get things done.

On the night of Sunday 15th November we visited his posh (easily over half a million £!) house in quiet, suburban Downend to give some rewards of capitalism. As a reminder of all the shit jobs and environmental mess and as a contribution to the upcoming international day of action against consumerism, we left animal waste and coat hangers all over John’s garden and cars. Punctured tyres and spraypaint on his sports Jaguar and her Range Rover showed our contempt for his easy money and how John and his friends make their wealth at everyone else’s expense. Now we’re wondering if King Georgie red trousers [clownish leftie Mayor of Bristol] has a 24/7 bodyguard…

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Athens: 27 people indicted for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan (Greece)

November 17th, 2015

Via Contrainfo:

On November 16th 2015, it became known that a total of 27 people are being indicted for the case of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire planned escape from Koridallos prisons. Persons belonging to the immediate family nucleus of captive anarchists are included among the accused; that is, Athena Tsakalou (mother of the CCF members Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos) and Evi Statiri (wife of Gerasimos Tsakalos) will also stand trial.

Meanwhile, Evi Statiri had filed a motion for the lifting of one of the restrictive conditions imposed on her after her release from prison. She had requested the lifting of the prohibition on communicating and meeting with her imprisoned partner Gerasimos Tsakalos, but her motion was rejected earlier this month (November 3rd).

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Comrade Marco Camenisch transferred to an open prison (Switzerland)

November 17th, 2015

UPDATED: Corrected address.

via RH Dresden & Contrainfo:

Marco is now at Saxerriet open prison. His new address is:

Marco Camenisch
PF 1
CH – 9465 Salez

Freedom for Marco!

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São Paulo: Carlo Giuliani Cell of M.I.A. join the call for a Black December through fire / ‘Célula Carlo Giuliani – Movimento Insurgente Anarquista’ Reivindica Quatro Ataques A Bancos na Cidade de São Paulo (Brazil)

November 17th, 2015

via contrainfo:

We claim responsibility for incendiary attacks against four banks in the city of São Paulo. The attacks occurred at the Santander bank branches in Largo da Batata, another in the Liberdade area, and the other two in the central region and in a peripheral region.—


The “Carlo Giuliani” cell of the Anarchist Insurgent Movement (M.I.A.) assumes responsibility for the four incendiary attacks that consumed bank branches in the early hours of November 15th 2015 in the central region of the city of São Paulo.

On November 15th the proclamation of the republic is “commemorated”, within large and ironic quotation marks. We have this fetish of commemorating historical dates and personages that remind our massacres and subservience. We do not commemorate the insurgencies of slaves or the Canudos Insurrection, nor do we celebrate the epic past of Marighella, Zumbi, João Cândido, Jesuíno Brilhante, Olga [Benário], or Espirtirina Martins. Going against logic, we buy the canned historical version, told by the winners who still continue to dominate us.

The fetid and corrupt monarchy that parasitised Brazil, deposed after the proclamation of the republic, does not differ in absolutely anything from the elite which nowadays parasitises the so admired democratic republic. Bankers, lobbyists, politicians, corporatists, CEOs, speculators and landlords, all worms that accumulate innumerable richness at the expense of others’ sweat.
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Anarchist Ilya Romanov sentenced to 10 years (Russia)

November 17th, 2015

About the case
Anarchist Ilya Romanov, who was arrested in the early hours of October 26th 2013 in the city Nizhny Novgorod after a premature explosion of a homemade device resulting in the amputation of his left wrist, was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison.

The trial which began on June 16th 2015 in Nizhny Novgorod local court, it was tried by judges of the Military Judicial Council sent from Moscow, because the target of the unsuccessful alleged attack by the comrade was a military office. On August 6th, after about 20 or so sessions, the decision was announced: 10 years sentence to hard labour and a 110.000 ruble (about 1.600 euro) fine. Read the rest of this entry »

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