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Reflections on the advance of repression in Chile and solidarity with Juan, Nataly and Guillermo ($hile)

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

October 30, 2014

325 receives and transmits this translation from Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras:

Action and solidarity are urgent. All the rest are excuses.

1. And there we go again. Because the war continues.

After an accumulative cycle of street agitation, mass mobilisations and expansion of social conflicts in Chile, power has tried to generate mechanisms favouring the continuity and the reinforcement of the model of democratic domination.

The government on duty has used various tactics allowing to
progressively nullify the discontent so as to avoid the cracks in the questioned social order to spread or become deeper. The mass mobilisations which questioned the economic and social model produced in dictatorship were answered by proposals of social reform recuperating the slogans of the protest movements, including them as part of the solutions configured from out of the State. The critiques against the “political elite” were answered by “opening up” the parliamentary rooms for social and student leaders. The critiques against the “old politics behind closed doors” were answered by organizing round tables of dialogue with citizens’ organisations as to co-opt the demands and strengthen the democratic and participatory image of the State. These things were implemented together with other measures trying to broaden social consensus, weaken the questioning of the dominant order and secure a new cycle of the country’s governability.

But foreseeing future crises of the model of capitalist-democratic domination, this “social agenda” of the State was accompanied by a parallel repressive policy aiming at the isolation and punishment of the radicalised sectors propagating no-negotiation, intransigence and confrontation with the existing order. This has already been explained and analysed by other comrades.

We would like to deepen out an aspect related to this last point, concerning the configuration of a new counterinsurgency policy aiming at the annihilation of all radical questioning of domination. The political and experimental priority of this policy is nowadays the offensive against the most combative anarchist circles, the ones that wage for insurrection and the polymorphous offensive against all forms of authority. We, individuals fighting for freedom and an antiauthoritarian nucleus for agitation and propaganda, come from these circles.

In this text we take the time to reflect. We do not want to repeat the things that have already been said, but we insist on reaffirming our attitudes of war, expressing our position in the middle of a new context of growing repression. We believe this is a key moment in the continuity of the struggle against the capitalist-authoritarian social order in our territory. Therefore it is important to give ourselves the necessary time and analyse the reality we are living in to give strength to the expansion of the polymorphous attack against the system of domination and to sharpen positions between those who are fighting.

Therefore, first of all, the ideas we are expressing here spring forth out of the heat of the practice of anarchy and above all want to reflect on “how to continue”, without falling into the immobility the enemy is looking for, or in simplistic lectures which get overwhelmed by a dynamic and permanently changing context.

2. Democratic dominion in Chile and its counterrevolutionary offspring.

To avoid a crisis of the institutional order and to secure a new cycle for the model of democratic domination, the current counterinsurgency policy of the Chilean State was developed in commissions and security summits using the new wave of incendiary-explosive attacks showing an increase in the year 2014 in comparison to last two years, as an excuse.

Picking up the repressive teachings of the civil-military dictatorships of the last half of the century and their continuities under democratic regimes, the Chilean State has made his own experience – with good moves and mistakes – first with the disarticulation of the Marxist subversion, and more recently with attempts to annihilate the autonomous-anti-authoritarian insurrection. Power is today giving birth
to a new counterinsurgency policy by grabbing the hand of various already known tactics, bringing together old and new methods, today configured in a model that can be applied to the current needs of domination.

To enforce selective repression against specific belligerent groups which exist today and those who might come in the future, the Chilean State is reconfiguring and strengthening its intelligence apparatus, trying to grant more authority to his police and include the figure of the undercover cop to infiltrate antagonistic groups, with a priority on what they call “insurrectional anarchism”. They try to obtain information about the struggle circles, look for proof as to put comrades in prison. They also try to favour armed operations, instigated by undercover cops and “monitored” by the police which drag the comrades into the claws of repression. With this they also try to feed distrust between comrades, isolation between groups and moral and material weakening of the forces hostile to power.

At the same time, the repressive apparatus is strengthening itself in its juridical dimension, to be able to impose more years of prison to those who are detained during actions of antagonist violence, reinforcing the Law on Firearms and the antiterrorist law, putting things into place as to ensure that in the future any act that puts the stability of the social order in danger can be crushed by the legal machinery of power.

All this has been taking shape in the preceding months in combination with a communicational deployment trying to clear out the terrain for repressive operations, fomenting collective panic with the created figure of the “terrorist”, generating consensus as to ensure that repression can advance without any questioning by a part of the population. With the media bombardment of images and headlines on the “terrorist threat”, power is getting ready to empty any claim that accompanies the violent action against the established order of its political and revolutionary content.

This procedure is known, but has been strengthened in the current times, positions the mass media not as an accessory of the plans of power, but rather as a new occupation army which aims at penetrating the minds and behaviour of the masses.

3. About an action that generated debates to sharpen our objectives.

As is already known, the 8th of September 2014, an extinguisher with black powder exploded in the corridor of a commercial gallery in a metro station in Las Condes. The act generated a lot of confusion, because 12 persons were wounded, something which was easily assimilated by power to feed the “antiterrorist” hysteria and insert by shock means the idea into people’s mind that terrorism “is just around the corner.”

Other comrades already spoke out and reflected on this action, mainly while the attack remained anonymous and when power easily benefited with the consequences of the act. But then the action was claimed by an anarchist group who said they warned the police some minutes before as they didn’t want to hurt consumers and passers-by, clearing up a bit of the doubts.

About this action and its claim, we share its objective of hitting the powerful and not hurting the passers-by, but we are clear in saying that the chosen place was not a den of the powerful and that one has not foreseen that the taken protective measures would not be sufficient.

Discussing the first thing, the chosen place, has to do with the discussion on the objectives of our struggle: who is our enemy and how to hit him, how do we project the offensive in the time-space, which instruments do we use, when and where etc. This is a responsibility of the anarchist, anti-authoritarian and autonomous-anticapitalist circles in general, because the debate and the reflection up on our polymorphous acting is a indispensible instrument to refine struggle positions, to fill up our empty drifting about and to overcome the weaknesses that any of us could have.

But on the other hand there is as well a sphere which is part of the polymorphous struggle but which is more related to the operative aspect of the actions taken by the direct attack groups: how to move in the city during an action, how to not leave indices, measures of operative security, etc. Concerning this, we are emphatic in expressing that this is the responsibility of those who realise actions or want to contribute to their development, and not of those who criticise with back alley comments pointing out the “errors” of others, but not risking the slightest portion of their lives in the polymorphous struggle against power.

4. Solidarity with the imprisoned comrades is urgent action. All the rest are excuses.

While you are reading this, three comrades find themselves in prison under the accusation of participation in different explosive attacks. The whole juridical, police and journalist apparatus jumped on the lives of Juan, Nataly and Guillermo who were arrested on the 18th of September with a new televised repressive operation. They haven’t sent out public letters yet, but they are comrades who took a defiant stance towards the cops and the press. At this moment, this is enough for us. Maybe later, when their positions will be spread to the outside, there will be more, less or no affinity, but today the solidarity with the three comrades is something urgent which doesn’t accept excuses.

“I have difficulties to be in solidarity with them because I do not share the action of which they are accused,” some might say, starting from the mistake to consider the comrades “guilty”. “We have to wait first for their public letters before standing in solidarity,” others could put forward, as if the image of Juan shouting “down with the police state” and of the other two comrades coming out of the police station with their heads high while the charges of terrorism where formalised would not be enough.

We stand in solidarity with Juan, Nataly and Guillermo because they are comrades – and not just “individuals” – whose lives are put in prison as a part of the play of power to disarticulate every type of opposition to the order of domination.

And moreover, in a context in which the enemy tries to strengthen itself, solidarity with the comrades in prison should be assumed as a part of our individual and collective responsibility of protagonists in a continuous and polymorphous struggle which refuses to shut up facing the offensives of power.

And it is the offensive and solidarity action – and not the critiques from a comfortable position – which will enable us to overcome difficult moments and strengthen the continuity of the anti-authoritarian struggle in this territory.

5. Once again we will overcome the obstacles by confronting power with polymorphous action.

A surrounding of struggle where debate and reflection are rare or superficial, where friend-ism and self-indulgence reign, where the good intentions and the radical speeches do not materialize in concrete practice, is a surrounding destined to be easily destroyed in its convictions and action perspectives.

We say this because we think that the dialogue and reflection between comrades is urgent today as to ensure that the anarchic acting inscribes itself into processes of which the horizons of permanent confrontation make the struggle advance by building relations of true affinity that go beyond friend-ism, where comrades feel the urgency of action, and equip their projects with hypothesis aiming at the continuity of the conflict
despite of the repressive hits.

We will not be terrified and we will continue our propagandistic acting, spreading reflections that emanate from the anti-authoritarian offensive. We will continue to intervene in the grey streets with our propaganda, publishing our intermittent journal, generating communicative bridges with comrades of other territories through translations and information on important events, for brotherly debate and solidarity agitation with the imprisoned comrades. We will not step one millimeter back from the propagation of the confrontation with power in the struggle for freedom, in which all forms of action – from propaganda to armed action – are a contribution if they set out the total destruction of domination.

It is essential to show that the struggle continues with our acting, that nothing has stopped here, that the struggle against authority has not been defeated, while we continue actively and strengthen ourselves.

You can continue the battle as long as you want to fight, and the reflection which reinforces convictions, values and ideas put into practice, is especially important today, as it is on any moment. Today the moment asks us for urgent offensive action, materialized in street agitation, in sharpening the conflicts which are questioning the social order, in propaganda, debate and wide spreading of the idea of destruction of power, always aiming to expand and reinforce convictions, to strengthen ties of affinity and struggle commitments, feeling the need to create groups and to organize between comrades in affinity with the goal of intervening in the reality from a offensive approach of total liberation.

In short, our individual and collective strength in the coming times will be rooted in the practical outcome that we give to a necessary process of reflection and self-critique which brings us to acquire or reinforce those elements, capacities, knowledge and experiences that enable to support a continuous confrontation, a permanent offensive that is nourished by good moves and bad moves and that doesn’t weaken in front of repressive operations, so that our offensive, and the comrades who decide to throw their lives into the polymorphous struggle against power, do not start off from zero once again.

Therefore every day our life in war is incandescent energy obstructing the free flow of domination.

Because the destruction of the existing order depends on us.
Action and solidarity cannot wait.

Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras, núcleo antiautoritario de agitación y
propaganda.
Chile, October 2014.

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Anarchist Stella Antoniou was arrested in Dimitsana, Tripoli, by ‘anti-terror’ pigs (Greece)

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Update: Stella Antoniou has been set free and the court is transferred until November 6th.

On Wednesday October 23rd , the anarchist Stella Antoniou was arrested in Dimitsana, Tripoli, for “violating” the restrictive conditions which is not true, as Stella has no restriction on going away from Attiki.

Stella contacted some comrades and let them know that despite her denial, 5 cops from the Counter-Terrorism Unit, tried 2 times to take DNA from her. At first, closing her nose so as she opens her mouth and they can take saliva from her with a cotton swab. Then pulling her hair and violently push her and throw her on the ground.

Due to the violent behavior, the comrade has a rupture under her eye and, as a result, she bleeds. This is very dangerous especially for Stella because of the problems she generally has with her eye.

There was a gathering today in the Tripolis court, but the cops didn’t let the solidarians enter the court.

There will be more information soon.

Translation: VbD

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BK/NY – October 25th – US Out of my Living Room: The Case of Leslie James Pickering, the Earth Liberation Front Press Office & Burning Books (USA)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WHAT: A talk with Leslie James Pickering
WHEN: 8:00pm, Saturday, October 25th, 2014
WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)
COST: Free, but donations are appreciated.

A decade after being under heavy federal surveillance for exercising free speech in support of the underground Earth Liberation Front, Leslie James Pickering discovered that his associates were being questioned by the FBI, the US Post Office is copying his incoming mail and he was put on a secret list for maximum security screening at airports. Not only that but a federal grand jury subpoena was issued for records on him, his family and his bookstore, Burning Books. (more…)

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Concerning the event “Armed War, Revolutionary Movement and Social Revolution” with phonecall intervention from Nikos Maziotis of the R.O. – Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Yesterday, Friday 17th, there was a fixed event concerning the “Armed War, Revolutionary Movement and Social Revolution” in Athens, where the anarchist comrade Nikos Maziotis was going to speak through the phone, from the Diavata prison.

Because of a court order, the phones in the wing where the comrade is detained, were closed. This is what the warden named Valsamis revealed to a prisoner of this wing when, at the same time, the direction of the prison said both to journalists and the lawyers that is was a due to a technical problem and efforts were being made for its restoration.

There will be more detailed information about the incident.

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Some developments of the Kolchenko case (Crimea)

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Repressions against Crimean activists - See here for previous info.

There are some news on the Kolchenko/Sentsov case.

At first, FSB [internal security service] is looking for new suspects:

www.khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1406387040

Also, “Union of solidarity with political prisoners” has received an internal FSB document from 22th of September, which besides 4 arrested persons, lists 4 other persons. Their names are listed in this document, but nothing more is known about them and their whereabouts.

Most likely this is growing to become a major falsified case.

This news about the document is only in Russian:

http://www.politzeky.ru/novosti/operativnaya-informatsiya/160707.html

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Reflexiones sobre avance de la represión en Chile – Propagando la solidaridad con Juan, Nataly y Guillermo

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

La acción y la solidaridad son urgentes. Todo lo demás son excusas.

Reflexiones sobre avance de la represión en Chile.

Propagando la solidaridad con Juan, Nataly y Guillermo.

(Texto de Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras)

1. Y aquí vamos otra vez. Porque la guerra continúa.

Tras un ciclo acumulativo de agitación callejera, movilizaciones masivas y expansión de conflictos sociales en Chile, el poder ha buscado generar mecanismos que favorezcan la continuidad y fortalecimiento del modelo de dominación democrático.

Con tal de evitar que las grietas en el cuestionado orden social se extiendan o se vuelvan más profundas, el gobierno de turno ha desplegado diversas tácticas que le permiten anular progresivamente el descontento.
Así, a las movilizaciones masivas que han puesto en cuestión el modelo económico y social gestado en dictadura, se ha respondido con propuestas de reformas sociales que recuperan las consignas de los movimientos de protesta para incluirlos en soluciones configuradas desde el Estado. (more…)

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Anarchists of Mytilene: About the latest raids and arrest of Antonis Stamboulos (Greece)

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

On October 1st, the anarchist Antonis Stamboulos is arrested by the counter-terrorist agency accused of terrorist actions. His arrest was hyped from the media, in a furious journalistic climate, based on findings of guilt and imaginary scenarios as signed directly from the 12th floor of the police headquarters.

At the same time, under coordinated counter-terrorism investigations in Athens and Thessaloniki, five people were arrested, the two of whom were detained and driven to Korydallos prison, on charges of aggravated possession of weapons and possession of explosives. The arrested Panagiotis Michalakoglou claimed responsibility for the weapons found in his house, while M.B. has nothing to do with the case.

Antonis Stamboulos, from the first time of his arrest, refused to have any kind of communication with the cops, giving a struggle of dignity continuing till today, since he is on a hunger and thirst strike in Larissa prison from October 6th [Antonis ended the thirst strike October 11th, and issued a new letter explaining his position], demanding his transfer to Korydallos prison, so as he can be close to his familiars. (more…)

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Athens-Thessaloniki: Update on the situation of the 2 people arrested by Counter-terrorism agency on 1/10 (Greece)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Inter Arma received and translated:

Today, 6/10, the last 2 of the 5 defendants who were arrested during a coordinated raid of the Counter-terrorism agency in Athens and Thessaloniki, were led to Korydallos prison (in the basement of the F wing). The two comrades are Panagiotis Michalakoglou and M.B.

The two comrades are not accused of participating in a terrorist or criminal organization neither are they related to any robberies, as the counter-terrorism agency was leaking to the press during the first days. The accusations are: aggravated possession of arms and possession of explosives (grenade).

From the first moment Panagiotis claimed responsibility for the weapons found in his house while M.B. has nothing to do with the case. Communiques written by the two comrades will follow. We stand by them with fury and conscience.

Solidarians

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Athens: Anarchist prisoner Antonis Stamboulos goes on hunger and thirst strike (Greece)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Also see: Gestures of solidarity with anarchist prisoner Antonis Stamboulos + Athens: Responsibility claim for incendiary attacks

Update 11/10/14: Antonis Stamboulos has stopped the hunger-thirst strike today for specific reasons explained in his latest text which is being translated.

Media Terror-Frenzy: Greek counter-terrorism police arrested Antonis Stamboulos on 1 October on charges of belonging to the Revolutionary Organisation – Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas: EA). The police said that Stamboulos’s arrest was likely to prevent terrorist attacks, probably planned for 1-4 October, on several targets mentioned in a notebook allegedly in Stamboulos’s possession. The targets are alleged to include Vangelis Marinakis (a shipowner and the chairman of the Olympiakos football team), Theodoros Fessas (the president of the Federation of Hellenic Industries) and his Athens-based IT firm InfoQuest, the premises of the ruling New Democracy (Néa Dimokratía: ND) party, as well as Capital (a Greece-registered ship management company), and German engineering company Siemens.

Following his arrest on the 1st of October 2014, Antonis Stamboulos is currently being held under pretrial detention facing terrorism charges.

On October 6th, with another open letter, the comrade announced hunger and thirst strike denouncing the fact that he is now being held in the prisoner transfer centre of Athens. Furthermore, he protests the ongoing media construct fueled by antiterrorism cops against him.

The terror-frenzy scenarios leaked to the Press have no end, to make it easier for the antiterrorism unit to exterminate him. The captive comrade has been portrayed, among other things, as a leading member of the Revolutionary Struggle urban guerrilla group, as co-perpetrator of a bank robbery in Kleitoria (Achaea, Greece), as alleged successor of slain comrade Lambros Foundas, while the mouthpieces of Power have spread that the wanted anarchist Pola Roupa along with her child was supposedly seen on the steps to his apartment in Kallifrona street in Kypseli (which was deemed a “safehouse”). Meanwhile, wannabe informants and other ridiculous snitches have been all too willing to testify against him (e.g. a neighbor to his parents’ house claimed he had heard explosions from the basement of their home). (more…)

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Solidarity with Juan, Natalie and Guillermo: 3 arrested comrades are formally charged under the anti-terrorist law in recent Santiago bombings case (Chile)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014


(Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras from “Refractario”)

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the judicial formalization of charges was performed against Juan Flores, Natalie Casanova and Guillermo Duran, comrades arrested on September 18 accused of the last explosive attacks that occurred in Santiago.

In a special courtroom (with two floors), used for large prosecutions, formalization was performed with a great security device that included the presence of anti-riot prison guards and various controls before enter the court room.

The 3 comrades were charged under anti-terrorist law:

Juan Flores: Charged with 5 accusations. Accused as the author of the subway bombing in “Los Diminicos” station (July 23) and the “Sub-center” (September 8 ), actions that were claimed by “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Chile”. He was also accused as the perpetrator of the double simultaneous explosive attack against two Police Headquarters on August 11, claimed by CIV (International Conspiracy of Revenge). Also accused of the strange charge of “Tenure and processing of explosives for terrorist actions in the attempted grade”.

Juan is now under preventive prison for 10 months during the prosecution’s investigation, awaiting for trial. (more…)

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Update about the 3 arrested comrades accused for explosive attacks (Chile)

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

(Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras with info from Refractario)

During the morning of September 18, 2014, several raids shook Santiago seeking to give results to the latest explosives attacks. Finally the police in a broad operation gets the arrest of 3 comrades. According to the press and the police, detention realized thanks to a investigation from the security cameras inside the subway train and a ticket-card used by the suspects.

Comrades arrested are:
Natalie Casanova Muñoz (26 years),
Juan Flores Riquelme (22 years) ,
Guillermo Durán Méndez (25 years).

When comrades were transferred to the “Jusitice Center”, they keep their heads up and Juan shouted “Down with the Police-State!”

The press, as the power carrion, has been reporting about the “dangerous individuals” that “belong to an hermetic anarchist cell”, developing their classic campaign creating an internal enemy. (more…)

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Kansas City: Anarchist comrade Eric G. King arrested for alleged incendiary attack on Representative office (USA)

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The following is a report from the capitalist media. Comrades are in the process of contacting Eric and setting up support. More information will come as it becomes available.

His address at the moment is:

Eric King
27090045
CCA Leavenworth
100 Highway Terrace
Leavenworth, KS 66048
USA

Charges have been filed in the firebombing incident at Congressman Emanuel Cleaver’s office in Kansas City, September 11, 2014.

Eric G. King, a 28 year old local anarchist, was caught on surveillance tapes throwing two lit alcohol bottles into the office and running away.

Kansas City police initially identified King as a suspect because he previously had come under scrutiny during an investigation of anti-government graffiti on a local Bank of America building and the spray painting of Kansas City police vehicles, according to federal court records. (more…)

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Passers-by injured in explosive attack, confusions, reflections, responses, arrested people & communique (Chile)

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Responses to Attack on Transit Hub in Chile

Our best intentions, visions, ideas and methods can always end up in the hands of fools or enemies who seek to undermine us. As has been written by various individuals or groups over the last couple of weeks, a critique of society as a function of power and domination does not legitimate attacks in public places full of random people whose relationship with the power structure is unknown and with such a high probability of error and accident. This kind of attack is not the logical conclusion of our arguments and analyses, although individual civilians may at times constitute a target when they clearly ally themselves with power in a given situation involving their active complicity and force. Moreover, I think that even to put one’s faith in the police to ‘do the right thing’ and evacuate an area is an error. We have to carry out rigorous logistical checks and balances on our explosive/incendiary deeds without putting misplaced trust in State functionaries. The State has much more to gain from allowing civilians to be wounded or killed as a result of such deeds than from rescuing anarchist groups from their own stupidity, if that is indeed who was responsible – the para-state and far-right often use these kind of tactics, not anarchists and nihilists. I cannot talk for the CCF, but I don’t feel this action to be an expression of the words and deeds of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire in Greece whose intelligence, integrity and wisdom of deed I trust absolutely, as an expression of my own projectuality. V.Q.

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I point out that from my understanding of the Angry Brigade of UK, that this group would have never have carried out such a poorly executed and suspiciously ignorant attack as the ones performed in Chile against the subway targets. The Angry Brigade were influenced by situationist and libertarian-anarchist ideas, who spoke directly about class violence and the victory of the organised working class. And so, not only do the Angry Brigade have absolutely nothing in common with the operational parameters used by whoever made those attacks, but they seem to have also very little in terms of ideas.

Life in the UK and Ireland has some important lessons for armed direct action groups from one of the longest running and dirty counter-insurgency wars in modern history, the struggle against British colonialism and sectarian violence. Any understanding of virtually all armed violent action in UK and Ireland is informed by that experience, as were the Angry Brigade. All of those who are old enough to remember, on all sides, know what it is like to live under the constant threat that we could be killed by an indiscriminate attack because of the war going on.

And so, despite being very sick of the herd and its values, I remind of the bombing of the town centre of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on Saturday afternoon, 15 August, 1998, which killed 29 and injured 220, and was carried out by men of the Real IRA under surveillance by the British security services and GCHQ, the UK government communications surveillance and spy agency. The bombers carried the explosive device over the border and into a busy shopping district at a peak time and gave a clear warning. Unfortunately, the rest is politics. L.


ES
: Reino Unido: Respuestas Anarquistas Entorno a los Ataques Anarquistas en los Metros en Chile

(Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras)

On Monday 8 September, a bomb exploded on a transit corridor of a commercial center near to a subway train station at 14 PM. 14 people were injured, including passers and workers that worked cleaning the building.

Government pointed to anarchists, talking about “struggle against terrorism” and that kind of things. They mentioned [smeared] a CCF text (“Let’s become dangerous”) and the anarchist meeting in Mèxico in December, 2013, as examples of instances where there were apparently reflections on the idea of attacking civilians. Also they mentioned about comrades from Chile that travelled to Mexico.

In the first day after that fact, some people and comrades thought that it could be the action from fascist or paramilitary groups, because the place, really, is not exclusive of powerful people.

Also, some anarchist action groups spoke about the importance of making clear and not blind attacks, considering civil people as targets only when they are clear representatives of power and never leaving the safety of our actions to chance. (more…)

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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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