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Anarchistisches Radio Berlin: Interview with ABC Belarus on repression and other topics (Germany, Belarus)

April 1st, 2014

We would like to present you an interview the Anarchist Radio Berlin (Anarchistisches Radio Berlin: aradio.blogsport.de) made with a member of the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) in Belarus about the anarchist prisoners in the country, the situation in Belarus and the neighbouring countries and the planned infotour through parts of Europe starting in April 2014.

This audio has been re-recorded with a different voice in order to protect the identity of the original speaker.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes)
here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2014/03/31/a-radio-auf-englisch-interview-with-abc-belarus-2014/

The length is: 9:25 min.

Enjoy! And please feel free to share!

A-Radio Berlin

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Letter from anarchist comrade Tamara Sol Vergara, accused of the attack against Banco Estado security (Chile)

March 31st, 2014

I thank you so much for your support, I can feel your unconditional love deep in my heart. Any letter, note, delicious sweet or money support is a joy and an injection of energy in this cage. Taking advantage of the fact you’re all meeting there, I’m going to clarify some doubts that apparently are circulating here and there.

As for clarifying the facts I’m not going to say a word but rather give some signals of the situation. As far as prison is concerned, I had to face the conditions of the unit where I find myself, which is called “public connotation”. Here the jailers are trying to establish a schizophrenic “friendship” with the female prisoners, thus creating a sort of Syndrome of Stockholm [Note: Syndrome of Stockholm refers to a particular state of mind, which manifests itself after experiencing an extremely violent or traumatic episode, for example kidnapping or continuous abuse. The person with Syndrome of Stockholm being kept in captivity or being abused, comes to express positive feelings, even including love, for his or her torturer, thus establishing some sort of alliance and complicity between the victim and the torturer]. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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: Read the rest of this entry »

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Volos: Responsibility claim for arson attack on Tax Office (Greece)

March 30th, 2014

via contra info:

1,000 hours of theory equal 1 minute of action.

In the early morning hours of Friday, March 21st, 2014, we attacked the tax office of the Nea Ionia district in the city of Volos. We chose to torch the tax archives, and poured records with gasoline and lit them on fire. Our goal was to expand the flames throughout the whole of the building, but due to lack of oxygen the fire didn’t spread. Next time we’ll be more cautious.

- The reasons why we chose to target the tax office are self-evident. Our only debt to the main predatory mechanism of the State is its destruction.

- Action replaces tears.

- We take action to overcome our fears.

- We will not wait for any condition to become ripe.

- We will not wait for any society to wake up.

- We will not wait for any ‘revolutionary’ to revolutionize oneself.

We urge anyone who doesn’t want to live a slavish life, anyone who consciously opposes this aging world, to let go of the miseries and ideologized inactivity, and act aggressively.

Let us be the ones who start to determine the current event agenda.

Anarchists in action

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Letter from Fallon, an anarchist imprisoned for attacks with molotovs (Mexico)

March 28th, 2014

I want to begin this letter with a huge hug for all the compxs who are on the run, all those who are fighting for their liberty, and all those who are locked up and for whom this world of domination is trying to quell their rage. There is no cell, no wall, no authority to whom I give enough power to quiet my rage and my desire for liberty. I’ve had these feelings since I was a little one and now, in my heart and my head, they are stronger than ever, and there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think of you guys, my friends. I can imagine, and they tell me as well, that the situation outside is very precarious. This doesn’t surprise me, as us deciding to be in conflict comes with repression. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sabotagemedia corrects a mistake in the counter-info work concerning Amélie Trudeau Pelletier (Canada)

March 28th, 2014

325 receives and transmits:

Greetings comrades,

With this message we would like to inform that the name of Amélie is not Pillierst, this is an error being reproduced in various communiqués and contra-info sites. Her name is Amélie Trudeau Pelletier. We normally do not modify errors in the original communiques (only in our translations) but seeing the extent it has taken, we are modifying all references to Pillierst in past communiques. To avoid more of this confusion, we strongly advise you to correct your references or “tags”.

warm embraces

-Sabotagemedia

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The error that was reproduced by 325 site amongst others originated here:
http://fuegoalascarceles.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/urgente-detienen-a-3-companerxs-acusadxs-de-danos-mexico-df/
reproduced by 325 amongst others
http://325.nostate.net/?p=9435

Sabotagemedia clarified that it was not their mistake originally.

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Repression in Spain – A call for international solidarity

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 23-30, 2014 – International Solidarity Week for Anarchist Prisoners – Call out for action and resistance

March 26th, 2014

Call for an international mobilization, here.

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Belarusian anarchist detained on Russian-Ukrainian border (Russia)

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)

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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26 March 2014 : First hearing for anarchist comrades Adriano and Gianluca (Italy)

March 21st, 2014

Via Cassa di Solidarietà Aracnide:

Since October of 2013 Gianluca and Adriano are forced into the High Security Prison in sections 2 and imprisoned respectively to Alessandria and Ferrara. On March 26 the first hearing behind closed doors will be held.

They are jailed on charges that they carried out thirteen actions in the territory of the Castelli Romani against banks, a fur outlet, branch offices of ENI and ENEL [energy companies] and against the Albano landfill project.

Addresses to write are:

Gianluca Iacovacci
Via Casale 50 / A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italia

Adriano Antonacci
DC Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara
Italia

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Anarchist prisoners address update (Italy)

March 21st, 2014

These are the updated anarchist prisoner addresses in Italy

Via Cassa di Solidarietà Aracnide:

Nicola Gai;
Alfredo Cospito;
Adriano Antonacci;
Maurizio Alfieri;
Claudio Alberto

CC di Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara
Italia

Gianluca Iacovacci;
Mattia Zanotti;
Niccolò Blasi

CC di Alessandria
Via Casale 50/A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italia

Davide Delogu
Via Bachelet 32
90129 Palermo
Italia

Marina Cugnaschi
CC Bollate
Via Cristina Belgioioso 120
20021 Milano
Italia

Alberto Funaro;
C/O Casa di reclusione di Rebibbia
Via Bartolo Longo 72
00156 Roma
Italia

Francesco Puglisi
CC di Roma Rebibbia
Via Raffaele Majetti 70
00156 Roma
(Braccio G9/2° Piano)
Italia

Chiara Zenobi
CC di Roma Rebibbia
Via Bartolo Longo 92
00156 Roma
Italia

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Two Brest antifascists sentenced for fights with neonazis (Belarus)

March 20th, 2014

In March two antifascists from Brest, Belarus were found guilty of attacking local neonazis.

Dzmitry Stsyashenka was accused of aggravated hooliganism for threatening to attack a neonazi with a knife last summer. He was sentenced to 4 years of custodial restraint.

Dzmitry Zvan’ko was accused of malicious bodily harm inflicted to a group of neonazis, who provoked antifascists on May 8, 2013. He was sentenced to 5 years of colony with reinforced regime. More on this story http://abc-belarus.org/?p=3156&lang=en

Both court sessions were closed because the complainants asked so.

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Revolutionary Struggle case: Text by Kostas Gournas about Lambros Foundas (Greece)

March 18th, 2014

via actforfree:

We have no other path worth walking except the one of resistance. The path of Lambros, the path of life.

HONOUR FOREVER TO LAMBROS FOUNDAS

Four years ago, the breath of a great fighter went out, my comrade of the Revolutionary Struggle, Lambros Foundas. He was killed during a shoot out, when members of the organization were attempting to expropriate a vehicle in Dafni.
Lambros politically came of age in the late part of the political transition after the junta and joined the anti-authoritarian movement. He participated in social clashes of the period characterized by that special spirit after the junta through which was arising the militant tradition, the collective memory of a population thirsty for freedom.

He came of age politically at the dawn of the new century, there where the radical movement was gasping to find a connecting link with the past through the ruins of the post junta era in order to imprint its own way of walk in the new era of privatization and consumerism. Then when -like now- we struggle to understand the impressive changes in greek society, changes which compared to the present, were proven painless. Later he was integrated into the Revolutionary Struggle where from its lines gave the last battle of his life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Athens: Responsibility claim for Molotov attack on police station, in remembrance of Revolutionary Struggle member Lambros Foundas (Greece)

March 18th, 2014

Via contrainfo

“With torches blown out long time ago, my old comrades walk with sidesteps in the pupils of my eyes… I close my mouth tightly and scream… That’s when they savagely invaded my arteries dragging the broken flagpole, and there, in the eighth artery, in the small cavity of the heart where my dead comrades are asleep, I give my battle in whispers…”

You need to push your acts to their most extreme limits; to put yourself to the test in struggle, with your entire being on combatant alert; to find yourself in assemblies, demonstrations, wildcat strikes, and barricades, just like Lambros did; to be on time for conspiratorial dates, present in the mapping of the enemy and the city, aware of the necessity for resupply, prepared to lube firearms, to throw yourself wholeheartedly into the fight, like thunder…

You should initiate all those processes, and whatever their start may be make sure to get a good ending, because history remains scanty if we don’t touch upon it… Read the rest of this entry »

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5E: Letter from Amélie (Mexico)

March 18th, 2014

Translated from french by sabotagemedia

February 23, Santa Martha prison, Mexico DF

On the evening of January 5, I was arrested with my comrades Fallon and Carlos for allegedly attacking the office of the Federal Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico, and also a Nissan dealership. Windows were broken and molotov cocktails were thrown inside the ministry, (according to what the evidence says) and inside the new cars of the dealership. Damages are evaluated to more than 70 000 pesos at the ministry and 100 000 pesos at Nissan.

Indeed, I’m an anarchist and live in Montreal, Canada. I was traveling in Mexico, and now my trip is being prolonged some time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Activists Blockade NATO Conference (UK)

March 18th, 2014

Picture above: Delegate’s car blocked from reaching the NATO conference

Anti-militarist activists today blockaded a NATO conference at a stately home in the Sussex countryside. Meanwhile, banners were hung off road bridges close to the venue to greet delegates as they arrived at Wiston House in Steyning.

Protesters succeeded in blocking the front entrance for more than an hour, leading to chaotic scenes on the A283, as cars queued to get into the estate. An event official told protesters: “If you stop the event from happening, delegates won’t be here to see you protesting so you won’t get your message across to them!!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Brighton: Squatters attack cops with bottles and paintbombs, then set trap which leaves one cop with broken ribs (UK)

March 18th, 2014

Just over a week ago, an Interim Possession Order was served on a squatted church in Brighton. Deciding to resist the IPO, the squatters barricaded the building, and took to the roof in protest and a large group of people gathered outside.

A Banner was hung from the roof stating “The meek shall squat the earth” in reference to some religious nonsense found within the church, and a black flag was flown whilst the squatters maintained a presence on the roof for 3 consecutive days.

Out of the numerous police patrols that passed, one cocky sergeant decided to parade around the church and threatened that the police would return at 5am in the morning to evict the squatters. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blackmail3 Court Case Update (UK)

March 17th, 2014

Here’s a brief update on the court case for one of the ‘Blackmail3′ defendants potentially due to come to a conclusion on Monday. More info and background at www.blackmail3.org [also see previous article].

Court updates about Debbie’s trial at Winchester Crown Court over the past five weeks (so far).

Week 1

Wednesday, 12th February 2014: Debbie’s trial begins at Winchester Crown Court and is expected to last about 4 weeks. Due to prosecution’s failure to disclose information and late service of evidence, the trial was adjourned until Monday 17th February.

Week 2

Monday, 17th February 2014: Debbie’s trial reconvened at Winchester Crown Court. In an interesting development, the defence revealed that the ‘Novartis executive’ who campaigners previously dealt with, was in fact an undercover policeman, working under the alias ‘James Adams’. The prosecution were pushing for another adjournment, but the defence put forward their argument for the trial to continue as planned even though there was a chance of an unfair trial. The judge heard from both sides and called for time to deliberate, with court adjourned until 10.30am tomorrow.
Read the rest of this entry »

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San Francisco: Attack on Nazi Publishing company (USA)

March 16th, 2014

325 receives and transmits:

Last night the nazi publishers at counter currents got the message.
Bricks and paint bombs.

We got close.

We will get closer.

For antifascists in Ukraine, Sweden, and the world.

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