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Melbourne: Banner for Marco Camenisch (Australia)

June 23rd, 2015

Melbourne, Australia, 23.06.15: A banner was placed on fencing near Richmond railway station as a slightly belated small contribution to the June 20-22 International Days of Action for Marco Camenisch.

Marco Libero!

Solidarity with Marco Camenisch and all revolutionary prisoners held hostage by the state worldwide!

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Court hearings on the case of political prisoner Ilya Romanov started June 16 (Russia)

June 23rd, 2015

On June 2 preliminary hearing regarding the case of anarchist political prisoner Ilya Romanov from Nizhnii Novgorod was conducted in Moscow District Military Court. Ilya took part in the court session via video conference link. The court rejected all the petitions of the defendant’s lawyer, Evgeny Gubin, including the petition to cancel his “non-disclosure” pledge, which the investigating bodies made him to sign.

Moscow District Military Court starts hearing of the Romanov’s case on June 16 at 11:00. Sessions will be held in the building of Nizhegorodskii Regional Court (Russia, Nizhnii Novgorod, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya str., 17).

Nizhnii Novgorod regional department of the Federal Security Service (“FSB”) accuses Ilya of preparing a terrorist attack (the “attack” didn’t occur at all) and an attempt for justification of terrorism. The very fact of such double “might-have-been terrorism” in Russian province (where nobody has seen a single terrorist throughout the recent history at all), performed by one political activist, tells directly about political bias in this case.
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‘Comparing Evils’ – Chapter 4 of the book ‘Radical Peace: People Refusing War’ By William T. Hathaway (USA, Germany, Afghanistan)

June 23rd, 2015

Comparing Evils

Chapter 4 of the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

Jamal Khan is an Afghan journalist who fled his country because of Taliban persecution and now lives in Germany. We met in the apartment of a mutual friend from the Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft, the German Peace Society. Jamal is mid-forties, thin, with curly brown hair, tan skin, and clear green eyes that take everything in.

Hathaway: “Do you miss your country?”

Khan: “Only when I’m drunk, which isn’t very often. Then I get stupidly sentimental.

“Actually I’m not a big fan of any country. They’re all inhuman. They exist mainly as platforms for power. The rulers promote cultural rituals that make people identify with the place they live. Then they manipulate the people’s patriotic emotions to get them to fight wars for them. We cling to the identification because it gives us a sense of security, of belonging to something greater. But the insecurity we feel is actually generated by the power the rulers have over us.
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New investigation for ‘subversive association with terrorist intent’ and ‘attack with intent of terrorism’ (Italy)

June 23rd, 2015

NEW INVESTIGATION FOR 270bis AND 280 IN TRENTINO – ITALY

On their way back from a beautiful antimilitarist demo against the airport of Decimomannu [Sardinia] on 14th June, four comrades were stopped and searched by police at the airport of Bergamo. One of the comrades was notified that he was under investigation for 270bis (subversive association with intents of terrorism) and 280 (attack with intents of terrorism) following two attacks carried out between December 2013 and January 2014: the one against the techno-industrial hub “Meccatronica” in Rovereto and the other against the Tribunal of surveillance in Trento.

It must be said that investigations for 270bis have been following one another since 2000 in Trentino like in other regions of Italy. In this case the “novelty” is that the cops wanted to take DNA samples from the comrade. As he refused, they told him that procedure for forced sample taking would be put in place. In accordance with cops and judges’ statements after the events of 1st May in Milan, namely that they wanted to create a DNA database with samples taken from the streets, sample taking, accomplished or attempted, has been a constant against any comrade being arrested, evicted or stopped. Read the rest of this entry »

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London: Immigration raid meets fierce resistance at East Street Market (UK)

June 23rd, 2015

Home Office immigration enforcement have been targeting the East Street market in Walworth, London SE17, all week, with no less than five raids over previous days. Today they came again at 5PM and snatched one man from a fish shop, presumably accused of working without legal documents.

But this time, things were not going to go so easy for the thugs in blue. After call-outs went out through the local grapevine and also on social media, people from the area including the next door Aylesbury Estate rushed down to the scene. The Home Office snatch van was blockaded and penned in on a side street off the market. The bullies retreated inside the van with their prisoner while it was surrounded by people’s bodies and by makeshift barricades, the tires were let down, and it was pelted with rotten fruit and eggs from the market.
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Nea Anchialos operation resulted in the death of Spyros Dravilas and the capture of Grigoris Tsironis and Spyros Christodoulou (Greece)

June 22nd, 2015

From ContraInfo:

‘… as of now forever free’
Honour to Spyros Dravilas

Anarchists

On May 29th 2015, during an anti-terrorist operation of the Greek police in the area of Nea Anchialos in Magnesia (in close distance to the city of Volos), Spyros Dravilas fell dead inside a safe house under unverified circumstances. The police operation against dubbed ‘Distomo robbers’ resulted not only in the death of Spyros Dravilas (an illegalist and ex-prisoner in struggle), but also in the arrest of Grigoris Tsironis (an anarchist comrade, very active over the past two decades, who was on the run since 2006) and Spyros Christodoulou (an illegalist and unruly ex-prisoner).

The authorities released an autopsy report indicating that Dravilas fired a rifle inside his mouth. Obviously we cannot know what really happened, but so far it seems that his close ones and the two arrestees themselves have not refuted this version of the story.
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Comrade Gianluca Iacovacci from prison to house arrest (Italy)

June 22nd, 2015

Gianluca Iacovacci has been under house arrest since the 16th of June. The comrade was arrested following a string of actions of sabotage carried out in the Castelli Romani area, for which he had claimed responsibility.

The 6-year sentence of the first grade trial had been reduced to 3 years at the appeal trial, after charges of terrorism were dropped.

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Source: Act for freedom now!

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Review of the June 20 “March Against Austerity” demo in London by Martin Lux (UK)

June 22nd, 2015

Martin gives his views on the predictable non-event of June 20th.

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Barcelona: Solidarity demo with anarchists persecuted by the State – 13 June 2015 – Operation Pandora/Piñata (Catalunya)

June 21st, 2015

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An “anti-repression” demonstration brought together nearly 500 people this Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Barcelona under the slogan “if they attack us for our struggles, we will respond with struggle,” it was called in solidarity with incarcerated and persecuted comrades following operations ‘Piñata’ (two are still detained, three others released under judicial control) and ‘Pandora’ and more generally against the repression of squats, and those who struggle against the state and this society.
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Inhuman treatment against 150 Syrian Kurdish prisoners (Turkey, Syria, Kurdistan)

June 21st, 2015

The Mediterranean Regional Agency of the Association of Human Rights (IHD) held a press conference with HDP (Unity Party of the Left, which is backed by several legal parties from the Turkish revolutionary movements, which has just obtain 13% of votes in the last Turkish elections).

This press conference concerned the prisoners of PYD (Democratic Union Party), its armed wing (YPG and YPJ) and other inhabitants of the canton of Kobanî. They are more than 150 in Turkish prisons, mostly imprisoned in Osmaniye T2 prison. In this prison, prisoners are 10-12 in cells designed to hold 3 people.

The prison guards systematically provoke the prisoners by calling them terrorists, beating, undressing them and searching them regularly and preventing them from wearing their cell shoes. The quality of food is terrible and access to journalists is prohibited. Most of the prisoners are detained for no other reason than having fought against the Islamic State. Read the rest of this entry »

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Santiago: Incendiary attack against a car company by ‘Incendiary Cell “22nd of May”FAI-IRF’

June 21st, 2015

Insurrection News received & translated:

During the night of Monday June 15 we attacked a car company located in the vicinity of the intersection of Vicuña Mackenna and Amerigo Vespucci avenues in La Florida by placing an incendiary device inside one of the cars that was for sale. The resulting fire caused partial damages to the car and the company.

We carried out our action in the middle of the collective patriotic alienation that was generated by the party for the Chilean national soccer team, choosing our target in advance and scheduling it in a way that made it clear that we were not interested in a random attack that could harm people who had nothing to do with our action. We acted within a few meters from a police checkpoint, demonstrating that the police do not have everything under control and that an attack is always possible.

It wasn’t just a new car that we attacked, an attack on something material was not the only goal of our action; the attack was also against the background that houses each of these machines that shares the same meaning and sense of the domination of society. It is the collections of merchandise displayed in glass cases and shelves, the accumulation of capital, unscrupulous human exploitation through wage labor, the devastation of land to plunder resources, the lust for ostentation and the nonsense of production – everything was attacked that night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: Recordando al Companero Urubu (Argentina)

June 21st, 2015

Intentando siempre hacer aportes a la lucha anarquista, es que buscamos
rescatar y al mismo tiempo mantener intacta nuestra negra memoria, la
que nos habla de compañerxs, grupos, acciones, que de un modo u otro
determinan nuestro presente, pues nos consideramos continuidad
historica, con nuestras innovaciones y nuestro contexto actual, de una
lucha que no olvida ni traiciona.

En esta ocasión, y aunque la idea inicial era publicar este escrito el 6
de junio (fecha de la caida en combate del compañero), gustamos de
compartir un escrito recordando a Sergio Urubu Terensi, anarquista que
actuo en la región argentina. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: Marco Libero! Eco-anarchist imprisoned since 1991 – FR/EN/DE/GR/IT/ES (Switzerland)

June 19th, 2015

Just in time for the international solidarity days with Marco Camenisch – Our movie “Marco Libero!” now has Spanish subtitles (plus French, English, German, Greek and Italian ones). Spread the word! International solidarity is our arme!

From RHI.

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‘SAMs for Uncle Sam’ – Chapter 3 of the book ‘Radical Peace: People Refusing War’ By William T. Hathaway (USA, Germany, Iraq)

June 19th, 2015

SAMs for Uncle Sam

Chapter 3 of the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

Merna al-Marjan is a young Iraqi who is currently in Germany studying European history. We talked in her dormitory room, a spartan but functional cubicle in a building that embodies a hopeful change in European history: it was constructed in the nineteenth century as an army barracks but now houses university students. That’s progress.

On Merna’s small table sat a pot of peppermint tea and a plate of baklava. She’s short and plump with smooth skin the color of clover honey and deep anthracite eyes; she was wearing a long skirt of light cotton, a long-sleeved blouse, and a green paisley headscarf.

Hathaway: “Headscarves have become a controversial item of clothing here in Germany.”

Al-Marjan: “Yes, you can’t teach in the schools if you wear one. It’s OK for a teacher to wear a Christian crucifix but not a Muslim headscarf. I didn’t wear a hijab in Iraq, but I’ve started doing it here to show solidarity. It’s ridiculous to ban an article of clothing, a simple piece of cloth. What sort of freedom is that?
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Communique about the end of the hunger strike from Nataly, Juan & Guillermo ($hile)

June 18th, 2015

To our brothers, comrades, relatives, loved ones and people in solidarity with us, to the public.

In 54/53 (Nataly / Juan, Guillermo) days from the beginning of our hunger strike, on Friday, June 5, we end our mobilization, which was a response to the repressive maneuvers power unleashed this time against us, against our emotional and solidarity environment. We decided to stand on our feet and to publicize our situation, without letting the designs of power to realized, which through legal/police/media/ suppressive tricks seeks to perpetuate isolation, silence and absolute submission. We decided to mobilize through a joint decision, a horizontal agreement, far from levels and hierarchies, which the lovers of power and the law seek to replicate in each and every group of people. It is the most dignified way of being in this world of bowed heads and prizes for any kind of boss.
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War against ISIS/Daesh: Girê Spî Rescue Operation Accomplished in Effect – Defense Units Continue to Operate in Rural Girê Spî (Kurdistan)

June 18th, 2015

Immediate Release for the Media and Public Opinion

CIZÎRÊ, Rojava (June 16, 2015) – Following Phase II of Operation Commander Rubar Qamishlo, on the 41st uninterrupted day, combined forces of the People’s/Women’s Defense Units (YPG/YPJ) – joined by the Burkan al-Firat Operations Room fighters from both Kobanê and Cizîrê Cantons, Rojava continue to conduct their military operations in and around the city of Girê Spî (Tell Abyad).

After reaching a joint point, our forces from the two Cantons of Kobane and Cizire could inflict a full blockade on the city of Girê Spî and more than 40 surrounding villages. At the evening of June 15 Defense Units moved to carry out a final assault rescue operation on those besieged locations where Daesh (ISIS) terrorists were positioned in retreat. Heavy clashes were erupted between our forces and the terrorist groups engaging the attack in a desperate attempt to break the siege.

During the past 24 hours, according to field verifications, at least 124 terrorist fighters were killed. Along with over 60 of terrorists’ corpses, our troops could capture a large number of weapons, ammunition and different types of military equipment.
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About the slander: Statement of the General Command of the People’s Defense Units (Kurdistan)

June 18th, 2015

For the Media and Public Opinion

It has been continually claimed by several media outlets that members of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) have carried out massacre and retaliation against local civilians in the village of Abu Shakhat, Serêkaniyê rural area, Jazira Region.

We as the General Command of the People’s Defense Units clear for the public opinion that these allegations are far from truth, as they practice the contrary of what in reality occurred there at time our Units managed to liberate the village from ISIS terrorists.
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“Schedule 7″ – Important Advice for Anarchists Travelling To/From the UK

June 18th, 2015

From Bristol Defendant Solidarity:

Police in the UK are allowed to question anyone entering/leaving the country about “terrorism” – without the right to silence. We have spoken to a number of anarchists who have been questioned under these powers, known as “Schedule 7″. Because of a lack of information on the law, most of those stopped have given more information than they had to. This includes people from outside of the UK who have not even heard of “Schedule 7″ before. For this reason, we strongly recommend any anarchists travelling to/from the UK read our briefing beforehand – http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/defendant-solidarity/resources-and-advice/schedule-7/.

If you have been questioned under “Schedule 7″, please contact the Network for Police Monitoring, so they can keep track of how the police are using this power. Website: http://netpol.org; Email: info (at) netpol.org

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CNA-Rio: Info pages on political prisoners (Brazil)

June 18th, 2015

Pela Liberdade de Rafael Braga Vieira

https://www.facebook.com/liberdaderafaelbragavieira


Liberdade Aos Presos Políticos- RJ

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberdade-Aos-Presos-Pol%C3%ADticos-RJ/281655125348102

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Lions of Rojava: American fighter Keith Broomfield “Gelhat Rumet” martyred in battle of Qentere (Kurdistan)

June 18th, 2015

A sad day for the Lions and sad day for humanity!

As you might have already heard through the media our YPG comrade and friend Keith Lewis Broomfield- Kurdish Nom de guerre Gelhat Rumet- of Massachusetts was martyred on June 3 in a battle in the Rojava village of Qentere in Kobane. He is a first American YPG fighter martyr from Rojava.

Keith joined the YPG on the 24th of February 2015. The brave American warrior came to Kobane because he could not lean back and watch the atrocity’s which were committed by ISIS. He felt very connected to the Kurdish people and was a very generous and freedom loving person. So one day our brave warrior Keith decided to make his way to Rojava and to join the fight with the YPG. He booked his flight from the United States and joined the cause.

Keith’s generosity could be seen in his visits to the refugee camp of Suruc and his desire to help the poor Children which are growing up in such a dangerous environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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