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Squatted district Pandang Raya in Makassar is evicted after clashes (Indonesia)

Friday, September 12th, 2014

FR: Makassar (Indonésie): l’expulsion du quartier squatté de Pandang Raya n’aura pas eu lieu sans résistance…

NEWS:

Pandang Raya (Makassar) has been demolished to the ground. Friday 12 September, at 5 o’clock in the morning. Pandang Raya inhabitants and other rebels, build a barricade across the street with wood, tires, and rocks. At 6am, there’s appearance of pigs without uniform watching the blockade. Two of them watching the blockade close by. About an hour more, police vehicles filled with 600 pigs in uniform, including 365 the notorious Brimob (special police–my ass). Not long after that the battle began: Pandang Raya combatants throw molotovs, rocks, and other traditional weapon (such as arrows). The resistance were responded by huge blows of water canons and after that, large numbers of gangsters, who claimed that they got orders from Court of Law tried to entered the fights but were denied by the pigs because they don’t carry their ID’s. At 8.30 the pigs have successfully break the resistance. Other combatants have successfully fled from police arrest. But 9 person were arrested. Afterwards, several years of organizing side by side with anti-authoritarians, leftist, and other organisations; creating library and meeting place; in which Pandang Raya have already become their own ‘Cinema Paradiso’, have been destroyed to the ground entirely using big excavators and other heavy machines. The last stand and they were lost.

Ps: Rich people and their politicians, and also with their dogs or pigs in uniform, wanted Pandang Raya to be developed for their business purposes due to its strategic geographical location in the city.

In need of solidarity! Not money. Not banners.

But full frontal attacks of every political institution abroad and every fucking developer.

Let the fire rhyme!

The last stand and another battle is lost?
After Karawang and then Pandang Raya, which is next? Wait and see? More formal meetings? More worthless gossips and dead-end ideological subdivisions. An act of war is not negotiation. And how useless the so-called movement when this sort of thing comes.

More updates soon.

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Widespread Arrests of Anarchists & Radical Left Activists In Egypt

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Dear Friends

With the last contact we had with Egyptian Anarchists, they are in an emergency situation.

Fascist military regime of Al Sisi / Mubarak more aggressively seeking to arrest all anarchists and any other radical left activists.

According to the fascist government’s newspaper, more than 41,000 people have been arrested. Among them there are: “Alaa Abdel Alfatah” very well known blogger, and “Mahienour El-Massry“, a great woman human rights activist, women’s and workers’ rights activist, and also a Progressive lawyer and campaigner against class society.

These huge numbers of arrest has happened within less than one year!! It was between July 2013 and May 2014.

Repressive military regime continues to arrest all anarchists and any other radical left activists, who were involved in organising any kind of rallies or actions against fascist/military regime, who is supported by CIA-Zionism and other bloody
Western powers.

The intensity of the past few days has subsequently put so much pressure into the life of our dear comrades, so that the rest of them have been forced to live hidden and going underground.

We Middle Eastern anarchists are asking for any kind of support and solidarity, even if it is only a wide spread of these news.

Down with military rule of Al Sisi / Mubarak.

!! Abolish the reactionary forces of all religious organizations and religious rulers

!! Destroy all the power of warmongers, including CIA/USA, Zionism, Western powers, Russia and China

For a Free Egypt, Free Middle East and a Free World

Anarchist Network
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7/09/2014

source : http://asranarshism.com/

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*https://www.facebook.com/WNABI

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Solidaridad con Bernhard Heidbreder (Venezuela)

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

En el marco de la campaña internacional contra la extradición de Bernhard Heidbreder por parte del Estado de Venezuela, hemos elaborado este volante full color para que los compas lo distribuyan en sus espacios de desarrollo. Si deseas colaborar económicamente con su impresión para obtener unas copias, por favor comunícate a este correo> publicacioncurare@riseup.net

El traslado de la sede de la Interpol a un nuevo centro de reclusión, pone de manifiesto que las acciones de solidaridad son importantes para evitar la extradicion de este activista por los inmigrantes ilegales en Alemania. (more…)

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Police investigating the incendiary anarchist minority raid Bristol IMC, who shut down their project (UK)

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Breaking news: A report and warning posted on self-publishing civil activist “citizen-journalist” website “Bristol IMC”, advises that police have physically accessed their server and have gained possession of 16 months worth of IP addresses that were stored “accidentally” by an admin. Indymedia websites usually state that they don’t store IP addresses, but in this case it was a false policy. Indymedia was previously part of the anti-capitalist movement from the alter-globalist era, but has been recuperated by the liberal democratic system.

325 has long regarded the Bristol IMC project to largely be passed any relevancy and considered it as in the hands of the enemy for some time. It doesn’t surprise us at all that their server is now to become part of the regime’s hand to be used against the new anarchist urban guerrilla operating in the UK. This incident confirms our view that the admins of Bristol IMC were totally unprepared to be running a website such as they were and 325 was correct to position ourselves in antagonism towards them. Their persistent attempts to denigrate the new urban guerrillas and their lack of any kind of respect when we attempted to communicate to them means they will find no solidarity from us.

Bristol IMC’s recent cowardly and civil society orientated “statement” announcing that they were not going to be publishing any more communiques for destructive attacks on their pages also confirmed that they were the worst kind of pacifist-judiciary and cowards of the tendency of civil democracy. Fools who beg for their rights and proclaim their ‘innocence’. They can make their apologia in the courts with the rest of the activist sludge and stay far away from us with their appeals to the legal liturgy.

For the destructive attack against society and the state.

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Bristol IMC made this statement:

The Police have physically accessed the Bristol Indymedia server.

Last week we heard from our web hosts that the police had a court order to access the Bristol Indymedia server. We don’t know for sure, but assume that our web hosts have complied with the order and given the police this access.

We consider this server to be compromised, users should assume that from this point on the Police have access to the IP address of anyone accessing this site.

In light of this it is unlikely that open publishing of news items will ever be re-enabled as it would require complete re-installation of the server.

We are going to leave the calendar on for now, but note that it is likely that IP addresses are now being recorded and accessed by the Police.

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Bristol Indymedia site is now officially closed for good following a police raid targeting an anarchist group.
Bristol and South West region has seen recently a number of attacks and actions on State equipment and places of repression, attacks that were reported on Bristol Indymedia.

Bristol and Avon police obtained a court order to physically access the Bristol Indymedia server and all of its records in conjunction with their investigation into people who may have been involved. Regretfully owing to an administration error by one of the techies all IP address details for the past 16 months were still stored on the server and these have been recorded by the police. We advise people to make personal security arrangements with this in mind.

We are working with a local firm of solicitors but at present do not anticipate the Bristol Indymedia site ever returning to a open publishing model although the diary page will remain.

The power of the State when threatened can be immense and we have seen that this week.

Love and rage everybody.

Bristol IMC

On of Bristol IMC collective

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NB: Indymedia UK now claim that the second statement circulated above and reproduced here for the record is disinformation.

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Call Out – Stop NATO action against securitisation and policing (Wales, UK)

Monday, August 25th, 2014



From Cardiff to Gaza – tear down their barrier!

In preparation for the NATO summit, the authorities have put a giant fucking wall around parts of Cardiff and Newport. Local people do not want this wall – it prevents access to public grounds and services, disrupts essential travel and is an ugly visible reminder of the increasingly militarised zone that Cardiff and Newport have become in advance of this Summit.

Whilst they are in no way equivalent, we are mindful of the daily plight of the Palestinian people, hemmed in by giant walls that prevent them from accessing sufficient provisions, medical care or shelter from the prolific murderous Israeli attacks that have recently claimed thousands of lives.

We stand against all those states and corporations which would seek to profit from human misery, division and securitisation.

Meet us on Sunday, 31th August, at 3pm at the Nye Bevan statue in Cardiff (west end of Queen Street, opposite the castle) to make our feelings known.

Bring Palestinian flags and banners.

southwalesanarchists.wordpress.com

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What’s Planned?

Stop NATO week of action: 30th Aug – 5th Sep

All week: action camp near Newport, with gigs, workshops, skillshares. The main info-point for further details during the week will be at the camp. Full details can be found on the camp website.

Fri 29th Aug: Help set up the camp.

Sat 30th Aug: Radical bloc will join demo against NATO in Newport.

Sun 31st Aug: Day of action against drones, securitisation and policing.

Mon 1st Sep: Day of action against austerity, benefit cuts and evictions.

Tue 2nd Sep: No Borders South Wales day of action.

Wed 3rd Sep: Day of skillshares and action training.

Thu 4th Sep: Mass action to disrupt the summit. Further details near the time. Affinity group actions to help disrupt the summit also welcome!

Fri 5th Sep: Affinity group actions against capitalism, the state and NATO; get together with your mates and organise your own action.

Sat 6th Sep: Help pack up the camp.

More info here and here.

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Mainstream media link

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/nato-summit-2014-cardiff-ring-7659971

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Caracas: Against the extradition of radical left comrade Bernhard Heidbreder to Germany (Venezuela)

Monday, August 25th, 2014

From http://no-extradicion.net:

Appeal to the Venezuelan public and government

Early July Bernhard Heidbreder was arrested by Venezuelan security forces in Merida. Since then the formally German national has been held in custody in Caracas. German authorities are seeking Bernhard’s extradition based on ongoing criminal investigations
against him. According to the German authorities, Bernhard and two other persons are accused of having been members of the militant leftwing group the K.O.M.I.T.E.E.. In 1994 this group committed an arson attack on a building of the German armed forces
(Bundeswehr). In 1995 a planned attack on a remodeled deportation camp was abandoned before it took place. Due to these actions by the group K.O.M.I.T.E.E., Bernhard could face a serious prison sentence if he were to be extradited to Germany.

Bernhard and the other two accused have absconded from the German judiciary. Almost 20 years ago they managed to disappear and created a new life for themselves.

We are old friends of Bernhard and we do not know what has been happening for him or the other two. But we do know that under no circumstances does he want to be extradited to Germany. This is why we are addressing the Venezuelan public and the Government with this open letter. (more…)

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Two further arrests for FAI/ELF actions in Avon & Somerset (UK)

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

The corporate press of the British regime are spewing police press releases claiming that they have arrested two young men for actions carried out by cells of the Informal Anarchist Federation / Earth Liberation Front. None of the young men have been reportedly charged yet and details are kept to what the police are willing to reveal. The police are not willing to publicise further details for fear of giving the ‘oxygen of publicity’ to the new anarchist urban guerrilla and the insurrectional fire of resistance. When info is scarce, these moments are for sharpening our determination towards the clash with the security forces, organising and developing our intentions, and preparing counter-plans to their repression. It’s not for spreading statements of victimisation and cowardice like the civil anarchists and their ‘social activist’ allies.

According to the news reports, one 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson of a communications mast in Bathampton last year. He was arrested on 25 July and was interrogated by detectives. This incendiary attack by ‘FAI/ELF – New Horizons of Burning Rage’ cut the television, radio and mobile phone coverage to 80,000 homes and happened on January 3, 2013. The relatively simple and repeatable action, like many of the attacks carried out by FAI/ELF, used methods anybody could research and execute. The attacks against the communications masts are done by burning the transmission conduit wires from the mast to the generator. The attack caused several hundred thousand pounds worth of damage, severed the brainwashing propaganda of the corporate regime for a short time, cut police telecommunications and was a high-profile attack making widely public the new urban anarchist guerrilla, the anti-system struggle and the fight of anarchist prisoner solidarity. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Bevan, from Avon and Somerset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team was responsible for issuing a press statement justifying the kidnapping of the man. At the time of the press statement, dated 25 July, the man had not been released and there was no more information. To date, the police have not issued a follow-up report, leading to an assumption that he has been released on bail as the police ‘continue their enquiries’ (usually a euphemism for lack of evidence to charge the suspect). Otherwise, the police would be making a great deal about the case and giving more attention to a breakthrough in their investigation which has so far had no success. Needless to say, we will continue to report on the situation. [Update: police have confirmed through the mass-media that this individual has been released without charge]

Also on 25 July, a young man aged 20 was arrested on suspicion of arson following car fires in Glebe Road, St. George last month, that FAI/ELF took responsibility for. After being questioned about the fires he was released on bail as police ‘continued their enquiries’.

These arrests come after another man, aged 33, was arrested on suspicion of ‘going equipped to commit a crime’ after his vehicle was stopped by officers in Bristol last month. He was questioned in connection with fires at communication masts in the area, that the FAI/ELF also took responsibility for, as part of the Phoenix Project. He was released without charges on police bail. There have been no more reports of the man being charged, or if he has been bailed further, and it should be clear by now that the police do not give news reports of their errors. Corporate regime newspapers ‘Daily Mail’, ‘Bristol Post’ and ‘Bath Chronicle’ are responsible for the collaboration with the security forces.

From looking at previous repressive waves, anarchists, freethinkers and anti-authoritarian rebels across the local area, nationally and internationally, should remain aware to the ongoing investigations into the attacks which have been taking place. They too can become suspects based on their political-social orientations and dissident activities. In the case of widespread repression and/or specific raids and arrests, let’s organise to attack British interests abroad in solidarity with our comrades on prison island. Within the UK, we call all individuals and groups to start or intensify their actions, spread subversion and fight against the corruption, exploitation and brutality. Let’s not leave the incendiary minority alone in their struggle, let’s use all the means at our disposal and ability. Let’s join all the battles together in an asymmetric war against the ‘social peace’. For the death of civility and the society which breeds it. The passion for freedom is stronger than the prison!

Solidarity is our weapon!

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Police harassment in Merthyr against anti-NATO activists (Wales, UK)

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

As part of our coverage of the anti-NATO events in Wales, UK, here is a report of a police harassment taking place against stopnatocymru:

On Wednesday, July 9th, the otherwise successful Day of Action against Nato in Merthyr Tydfil was marred by an intrusive police presence, the attempted intimidation of Stop Nato Cymru activists and the harassment of a public meeting that afternoon.

As soon as a stall was set up in the town centre the police made their presence known, with a mixture of “Community Support” officers and actual coppers surrounding the table – groups of two standing at either end of the street and four walking passed repeatedly, taking leaflets and demonstrating their cutting edge intelligence gathering techniques with questions such as “What you up to?”, “Are you moving on?” and “Are you doing this anywhere else?”. (more…)

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Revolutionary Struggle case: Strength to anarchist Nikos Maziotis, arrested in Athens on 16/7 (Greece)

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The State and the Capital are the only terrorists – Solidarity with N. Maziotis

via contrainfo:

In the evening of July 16th, 2014 comrades put up a solidarity banner at the gate of the Polytechnic School, on Patission Street, in response to the fact that Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis was recaptured by police in central Athens.

Anarchist Nikos Maziotis, who was on the run for two years, was seriously wounded and arrested earlier today after a shootout with cops in Monastiraki. He was then transferred to the tightly-guarded Evangelismos hospital, where he remains hospitalized. According to his lawyer, the comrade’s life is out of danger.

From 22:30, dozens of anarchists gathered outside the hospital to demonstrate their solidarity with urban guerrilla fighter Nikos Maziotis. At about 23:30 the solidarity intervention was over, and an assembly was called for tomorrow, Thursday 17/7, at 19:30, in the Polytechnic School in Exarchia.

More updates as they come.

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Moscow Anarchist Black Cross Repressions Review, April-June 2014 (Russia)

Monday, July 14th, 2014

We continue our regular summaries on repressions of anarchists, antifascists, and social activists in Russia, on obstacles which police state creates for our activity.

In April-May issue: arrests of “terrorists” in Crimea, new detentions regarding “Bolotnoya Case”, letters from political prisoners, police attack of a gig, and other. If you think, we have missed something in our article, or you know about other incidents of repression, please write to abc-msk@riseup.net.

Below you can read instructions on how to transfer funds to ABC-Moscow.

Arrest of Aleksandr Kolchenko in Crimea
Alexander “Tundra” Kolchenko, our anarchist and anti-fascist comrade, was arrested by Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB)  in Simferopol in the middle of May. During that time a local famous film director Oleg Sentsov, social activist Gennady Afanasyev and Alexey Chirny were also arrested. (more…)

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Belarusian anarchist Dzmitry Rezanovich got a fine and deportation (Russia)

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

On 3 July Dzmitry Rezanovich was fined with 15,000 Russian rubles and deportation from Russia. It is still unclear for how long it will be forbidden for Dzmitry to enter Russian territory.

The deportation date was not announced yet and some sources point that it is possible only after the fine is paid. The relatives already got papers to do so.

We would like to thank everyone who supported Dzmitry financially and morally.

ABC-Belarus

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Solidarity to anarchist Aleksandr Kolchenko, detained on terror charges! (Crimea)

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Aleksandr Kolchenko was detained in Crimea on the 17th of May 2014 on suspicion of participation in a “terrorist group,” preparation of a terrorist attack, and arson.

He is suspected of having participated in a “terrorist group” which planned explosions near the eternal fire memorial and the Lenin monument in Simferopol on the 8th and 9th of May, and of having sabotaged railway tracks and electricity lines. Kolchenko is also suspected of having carried out two arson attacks: against the headquarters of the Russian Unity-party and Russian Community of Crimea on the 14th of April, and the office of the United Russia party in Simferopol on the 18th of April. He has since been transferred to Moscow and is being kept in the Lefortovo remand prison. The case is run by the FSB, the former KGB.

Aleksandr is an anarchist and antifascist who has participated in student and environmental actions. He has been part of campaigns against tuition fees and supported workers’ rights protests. He was under constant Nazi attack for his antifascist ideas. One incident took place after a film screening about murdered anti-fascist journalist Anastasiya Baburova, where he was attacked by thirty Nazis using knives. In this context, claims by the Russian authorities that Aleksandr is part of the nationalist “Right Sector” are ridiculous, and he is denying these claims. (more…)

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Solidarity with Enrico Villimburgo of the Red Brigades (France)

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

More than 30 years ago many militants from armed groups took a train and left from Italy. In the latest ’80s a good number of them arrived in France, being the first of the waves of those who had the urgency to put as many kilometers as possible between them and Italy, where repression was striking hard.
After that first sigh of relief many others followed with every rejected extradition request and with every granted provisional freedom decree.
Actually, as time passed by, we started to believe that Francois Mitterrand would keep his word. The group of Italians, hardly a community, was growing larger, inventing new forms of survival, betting their future on an informal declaration. All around solidarity was sprouting in the host nation, where the vicissitudes of Italy were followed closely, included the authoritarian drift that the Italian society was taking. (more…)

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Update on the “Phoenix” Project trial (Greece)

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

via InterArma:

The trial for the case of “Phoenix” Project has been set for the 4th of June, 2014 and it will take place in the special courtroom, in the female section of Korydallos prison.

The charges are linked with three acts of the “Phoenix” Project (acts 1,3,4)

The defendants are:

1) Comrade Andreas Tsavdaridis, member of FAI/IRF

2) Anarchist Spyros Mandylas

3) All the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

The comrades’ accusations are:

1) Andreas Tsavdaridis:

I) Being a member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

II) Attempted homicide against the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos

III) Attempted explosion (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)

IV) Possession of explosives (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)

2) Spyros Mandylas:

V) Being a member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

VI) Attempted homicide against the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos

VII) Attempted explosion (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)

VIII) Possession of explosives (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)

3) Conspiracy of Cells of Fire:

I) Instigation to the attempted homicide against the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos

II) Instigation to the attempted explosion (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)

III) Instigation to the possession of explosives (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)

IV) Instigation to an explosive attack (the car owned by the director of Korydallos prison, Maria Stefi)

V) Instigation to the possession of explosives (the car of the director of Korydallos prison, Maria Stefi)

VI) Instigation to an explosive attack (the car owned by prison guard of Nafplio prison, Argyris Gelbouras, in Argos)

VII) Instigation to the possession of explosives (the car owned by prison guard of Nafplio prison, Argyris Gelbouras, in Argos)

VIII) Instigation to severe damages (the car of the director of Korydallos prison, Maria Stefi and the car owned by prison guard of Nafplio prison, Argyris Gelbouras, in Argos)

A FEW WORDS ABOUT “PHOENIX” PROJECT

“Phoenix” Project, started on the 7th of June 2013 and it is a call made from the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the Gangs of Conscience FAI/IRF, “Sole-Baleno” Cell, whose target is “the rebirth and the dynamic comeback of urban guerrilla”. A project, that would create the terms of the rise of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire from the ashes, left behind by police oppression.

11 Project acts have taken place so far:

1) Greece (Athens):

7th of June 2013. The car owned by the director of Korydallos prison, Maria Stefi, was blown up by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire-FAI/IRF and the Gangs of Conscience-FAI/IRF, “Sole-Baleno” Cell.

2) Greece (Athens):

12th of June 2013. The car owned by the prison guard of Nafplio prison, Argyris Gelbouras, was blown up by the International Conspiracy of Revenge.

3) Indonesia (Jakarta):

26th of June 2013. The third floor of Sheraton hotel was torched by the Anger Unit-International Conspiracy of Revenge.

4) Greece (Thessaloniki):

3rd of July 2013. A parcel bomb was sent to the former chief of the anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoylos by “Mauricio Morales” Cell-FAI/IRF.

5) Indonesia (Balikpapan):

24th of August 2013. A police academy was burned to the ground by “Freedom to Mandylas and Tsavdaridis” Cell, International Conspiracy of Revenge-FAI/IRF.

6) Greece (Athens):

1st September 2013. A parcel-bomb was sent to the special prosecutor Dimitris Mokkas by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire-“Ryo” Cell.

7) Russia (Bryansk):

2nd of October 2013. A sawmill in a hunting resort was torched by ELF/FAI-“Nestor Makhno” Commando.

8 ) Chile (Santiago):

16th of November 2013. A Letter-bomb was sent to the 98th Electoral Council of La Reina community by the “Long live Ilya Romanov” Cell, in affinity with the Black International.

9) Mexico (Toluca):

I) 18th of November 2013. An incendiary device was placed outside a church and a bank in San Sebastian area.

II) 21st of December 2013. An incendiary-explosive device was placed outside a bank near the airport by the Anti-Civilization Faction of the Earth Liberation Front, in affinity with the Informal Anarchist Federation (FA/FLT/FAI).

10) Indonesia (Malang):

9th of January 2014. An ATM was blown up by the “Sebastian O. Seguel” Cell, International Conspiracy of Revenge, FAI.

11) Germany (Berlin):

I) 8th of April 2014. A vehicle owned by the municipal regulatory authority and a vehicle owned by a security company were torched.

II) 24th of April. An embassy vehicle owned by a Greek diplomat was torched by Autonomous Cell “Christos Kassimis.

SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON

NOT A MILLIMETER BACK

NINE MILLIMETERS TO THE COPS’ HEADS

Solidarians

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Translated by Inter Arma

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Arrests, detentions and interrogations – World Hockey Championship 2014 in Minsk (Belarus)

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Several hours left before the official start of the World Hockey Championship 2014 in Belarus. Event that was planned in 2009 during another political thaw between the West and Lukashenko was constantly criticized by human rights and political organizations for support of Lukashenko’s political regime. Many groups called national hockey teams to boycott the championship, however International Federation of Ice Hockey decided once again that sport is standing apart from politics and retained the right for hosting championship in Minsk. But it is impossible to keep sport business away from politics.

For Lukashenko this championship is a unique way to legitimize Belarusian political system on behalf of tournament participants. On the one hand, we see harsh critics of the regime from the West, on the other hand, Minsk today is full of national flags of teams participating in the show. In this atmosphere the political tensions seem to be gone and everyone is going to enjoy the truce. (more…)

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Communiqué in solidarity with Gianluca and Adriano (Italy)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Download English Hi-Quality PDF here.

FOR WILD ANARCHY! IN SOLIDARITY WITH GIANLUCA AND ADRIANO

“As a prisoner I can’t stop dreaming nor imagining a world free from authoritarian violence, free from the pairs of oppressed-oppressors, exploited-exploiters. Free from moral and social restraints that regulate-inhibit appetites and circumscribe the horizons. A world free from every cages… shame of mankind. A world where human arrogance is put aside for a symbiotic and empathic coexistence with all living beings, in the respect of natural balances and where the search for individual freedom is the only path to trace for a real and collective self-determination”
(from a letter of Adriano)

Since September 2013 two anarchists from Albano Laziale and Frascati (Rome) have been locked in the high security sections of the prisons of Ferrara and Alessandria, together with other anarchist and revolutionary prisoners. The charge of “subversive association with finality of terrorism”, which will bring them to trial on the 26th of may, concerns 13 incendiary attacks and sabotages against several banks, an ENEL branch, an ENI petrol station, the working site of a discharge and other companies responsible for ecological devastation and animal exploitation. (more…)

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Letter from anarchist Steven Jablonski, Grand Jury resister (USA)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Hi, my name is Steven Jablonski. I am anarchist and Grand Jury Resister. After living in exile in Canada for about a year and a half, I returned to United States about a month ago. My return was not meant to be secretive but I felt the need to take some time for myself to collect my thoughts and decompress before I releasing an official statement. I now feel ready to break the silence and clarify some of the confusion around me being subpoenaed for the Seattle Grand Jury investigating May Day 2012 in Seattle. (more…)

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Operation Ardire: Update (Italy)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Precautionary measures for Alessandro, Giuseppe, Elisa and Stefano,
investigated for “Operation Ardire”, are revoked today 8th April.

We are waiting to know if Sergio is free too, but probably yes.

The investigation is still open for these five comrades.
We will update you.

Cassa di Solidarietà Aracnide

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ABC-Moscow: Repressions summary for January-February 2014 (Russia)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

From now on, we are going to publish summaries of repressions against anarchists, antifascists and social activists in Russia on a regular basis, as well as on how the state opposes our activity. In the January-February issue: sudden amnesty of antifascists in Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, attempt to ban “Avtonom” zine due to “extremism”, detentions during Jan19 actions, verdicts in Moscow, Murmansk, Petersburg and other “heroic deeds” of cops from “E”-department. If you think that we have missed something in our article, or you know about other cases of repressions, please write to abc-msk@riseup.net On donations for ABC-Moscow check guidelines from here: http://wiki.avtonom.org/en/index.php/Donate (more…)

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DSEi arrestees privately prosecute companies who exhibited torture weapons at arms conference (UK)

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

DSEi is the largest arms fair in the world, held at the Excel centre in Docklands, London. 325 usually does not print UK social activist news, such as legal challenges to the status quo. However, due to the NATO conference in Wales this year, and the diversity of tactics guildline, we have decided to print selected news relating to anti-arms trade and anti-militarism topics for the duration, or until we see fit to cease. We respect the aim of the DSEi arrestees who “see this litigation as part of a wider strategy to discredit, and then shut down DSEi for good”.

We need your help to put the arms dealers on trial. We are a group of women seeking to privately prosecute the arms dealers who sold illegal torture weapons at DSEi arms fair last year. You can learn more about our case and sign up for updates on our website: http://armsdealersontrial.wordpress.com/

If you would like to get involved and support our struggle, there are a number of things you could do: (more…)

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