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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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Repression in Spain – A call for international solidarity

Friday, March 28th, 2014

325 receives and transmits this text from one of our comrades who is targeted by this latest repressive wave:

During the last three years Spanish society has witnessed a period of intense social protests against austerity, corruption, unemployment and so on. As in other times in history, the greater and more radicalised the protest the bigger the repression that the state organises against it. Since the general strike in September 2010, a common trend of this repression strategy is been a kind of ‘laissez faire’ in the streets but followed by ´selective´ detentions months later. Police have been literally knocking doors down of those who continuously take part in different actions and demonstrations, and consequently dozens of people have been arrested. (more…)

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Belarusian anarchist detained on Russian-Ukrainian border (Russia)

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Anarchist from Gomel – Dzmitry Rezanovich – was detained on March 13-14 by Russian security forces when he tried to cross the Russian-Ukrainian border. He is now at one of the Kursk pre-trial facilities, relatives are not allowed to visit him. It’s not yet clear what was the reason for detention. He had the passport of his brother, but it looks like the special services were not interested in this misdemeanor, they allegedly suspect him of a conspiracy to launch an attack on Kursk nuclear power plant as well as participation in Maidan protests.

We think this story is connected with the Russian hysteria about possible war with the Ukraine and expected diversive acts from Ukrainian side.

From ABC Belarus

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Video: Contra la brutalidad policial y el terrorismo de Estado (Colombia)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Compañerxs, les comparto un vídeo realizado en Medellín sobre las jornadas contra la brutalidad policial y el terrorismo de Estado.

Este vídeo sale de la campaña contra la criminalización de la protesta y la lucha popular. Agradecemos difusión por sus medios. Salud y Anarquía.

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Anarchists from Petrozavodsk were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks (Russia)

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Anarchists, organizers of demonstration “Against the war in Ukraine” in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks.

On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action, demonstration “Against the war in Ukraine” supposed to happen in Petrozavodsk, for a peaceful solution of tense situation there and prevention of bloodshed continuation.

On 8th of March evening, two organizers of the demo and one of their friend were attacked. (more…)

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Osaka: Brief history of Tennouji Park (Japan)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

325 receives and transmits this message from anarchist comrade Rebel Jill:

* o$aKKKa *brutal history of tennouji park… for further infos

Dec 2003-Feb 2014, there were so many homeless evictions organized by osaka city authorities at tennouji park:

-on a southwest hill area of tennouji park, someone set a fire to a hut on that area. then, tennouji dousyokubutsu park office blamed the homeless residents of the huts/tents to have some responsibility of the arson. after this arson, over 15 homeless persons living their huts/tents were evicted from the hill area by osaka city authorities, also their huts/tents were swept away from this area. The reds’ NPO kamagasaki support organization ignored this eviction in a fuckin’ conspiracy by osaka city authorities. (more…)

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Perquisizioni e indagati per gli attacchi avvenuti nel 2005 (Italia)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

via RadioAzione [English translation here]:

Martedì 25 Febbraio, nelle prime ore dell’alba, la Procura di Genova è ripartita all’attacco. Da quanto si legge dai giornali della stampa infame, 11 compagni sono stati perquisiti ed indagati dalla suddetta procura, in particolare dal pm Federico Manotti, con l’accusa di essere coloro che hanno attaccato la caserma dei R.I.S. di Parma il 24 ottobre 2005 in cui, sempre attraverso i pennivendoli a servizio dello Stato, sarebbero state rinvenute tracce di DNA del compagno Alfredo Cospito sul sacchetto che racchiudeva l’ordigno. (more…)

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Sydney: Revenge For TJ (Australia)

Monday, February 24th, 2014

In the early hours of February 14, various anti-police slogans were sprayed across dozens of fences, walls, billboards and bus stops throughout Woolloomooloo, Redfern, Chippendale, Camperdown, Darlington and Newtown. (more…)

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Osaka: About forced eviction of the homeless persons sleeping at night in Tennouji park (Japan)

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

325 receives and transmits this report by anarchist comrade Rebel Jill:

On 12 feb 2014, osaka city authorities suddenly set the fences on eastern part of tennouji park, a southern area of osaka city. So, homeless persons spending that area of the park every night were swept away by fuckin’ officers of o$aKKKa city authorities. A homeless old woman living on this area was swept away from this area, and her baggages & blankets were stolen by city officers of osaka city authorities (tennnouji dousyokubutsuen park office), on a day that was so cold.

Around the JR tennouji [train] station, the railway company build a 300 meters tall building like the glass grave named “abeno harukasu”. That glass grave will open on 7 mar 2014, and the building includes department store/hotel for noble persons. So, most of homeless persons living on this area are being swept away. (more…)

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Operation Ardire update (Italy)

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

On January 17, 2014 the preliminary hearing for the case of “Operazione Ardire” was held in Perugia, concerning the Perugia line of the investigation. At the request of the public prosecutor, the nun Manuela Comodi, the charges of terrorist association (270a) has been dropped, while the comrades have been indicted for some specific facts (writing slogans on walls, etc.), which however has been recognized as the aggravating circumstance of terrorism.

Info via Cassa di Solidarietà Aracnide.

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Information update about repression (Greece)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

At the 6th of January the anti-terrorist unit announced that Christodoulos Xiros violated his 7th temporary permission to exit prison for a few days and that he escaped. Christodoulos Xiros is a member of the Marxist organization 17th November (an organization active for 27 years having claimed responsibility for 23 executions of cops, judges, journalists, politicians, American agents, dozens of explosions and attacks with rockets and he has sentenced to six times lifelong plus 1000 years to prison.

The anti-terrorist unit had the journalists say that Christodoulos Xiros co-operate for his escape with the imprisoned members of conspiracy of cells of fire. They had specific references that Christodoulos has found shelter at a safe house of unarrested members of CCF.

In the context of the anti-terrorist propaganda of media has unleashed an attack against the cell of imprisoned members of CCF. (more…)

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