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‘Prisons – Most Unlawful Places On Earth’ by John Bowden (UK)

May 28th, 2013

The governments Legal Aid and Punishment Act 2012 which came into effect in April 2013 represents one of the Tories [Conservative Party - ruling right-wing political party in UK] most serious and vicious attacks on the poorest and most disadvantaged groups in terms of their relationship with an increasingly more repressive state, removing as it does the right to publicly funded legal redress for the already most powerless in society.

The Act also targets prison litigation, which right-wing Justice Minister Chris Grayling claims is “unnecessary and frivolous”. In fact, the Act attacks what were previously legally enforceable basic rights for people in prison and now creates a total legal vacuum as far as those rights are concerned whilst encouraging the prison authorities to do exactly as it pleases with those in it’s custody. Andrew Neilson of the Howard League for Penal Reform has warned that “without prisoners being able to access legal aid we may see a collapse in justice in the very place where it should be paramount – within prison walls”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI / IRF

May 27th, 2013

Download: teliko spf_xvid (Greek language)

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Two new incendiary attacks against prison guards & police (Chile)

May 26th, 2013

Communique for incendiary attack on prison guards’ gym

from materialanarquista, translated by waronsociety:

“One would say, then, that force is aimed at imposing the organization of a certain social order in which a minority governs, while violence tends to destroy this order. The bourgeoisie has used force since the dawn of time up to modern times, while the proletariat reacts to the present, through violence, against it and against the state” – George Sorel

THE GANG IS FURIOUS:

In this moment, the weight of history falls on our backs, the memory of the combatants, fallen and victorious compañerxs in a struggle since the origins of humanity, just like that, varying in material and quantitative terms. How to confront a corporeal beast with an unprecedented historical force; class society is a material and also an idea, essence and phenomenon present in humanity’s individual and collective consciousness. The state, private property, its armed forces, the productive modes and the permanent, continual complicity of a humanity subject to the decisions of an omnipresent authority.

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‘Operation Ashes’: Comrades’ houses raided and searched (Belgium)

May 26th, 2013

via contra-info:

Brussels – May 22, 2013 to 6am, dozens of police officers from the anti-terrorist section of the Federal Judicial Police raided three homes where, among other people, anarchist and anti-authoritarian companions live. The cops also raided the anarchist library Acrata. All those who were present (11) were arrested and taken to the offices of the Federal Police.

The charges are: membership in a terrorist organization, conspiracy and arson. The operation is called “ashes” (Opération Cendres) and is directed by the investigating judge Isabelle Panou, notorious for her long career in government service. Read the rest of this entry »

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Powerlines sabotaged near nuclear plant construction site (Belarus)

May 26th, 2013

In the night of 30/04-01/05 several power pylons were cut with hacksaws in the vicinity of Belarus nuclear power plant.

- Electric Love

Source: blackblocg.info

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PDF: “Mauricio Morales Presente” by Black International publications

May 24th, 2013

http://gr.contrainfo.espiv.net/files/2013/05/mauricio-morales.jpg

No experience can be summarized with a bit of ink and paper.
Even less the experience of someone who decided to provoke the dominators with every possible way and any place. There are no pages which can effectively illustrate someone who died while fighting against authority. Inside these pages therefore, is not the whole of Mauri’s life.
We do not condense all of his experiences and the moments our paths met.
We honestly desire that this is not the last collection of his writings.
We are not owners of his thoughts, the events he experienced or his analyses.
We hope that more material related to him will come to light, not as a fetish, not as a day on the calendar, but probably as a memory longing its moment.

MAURI, THE INSURRECTIONISTS DO NOT FORGET YOU

Mauricio Morales Book – Cover

Mauricio Morales Book – Contents (Greek Language)

Communication with the solidarity assembly and receiving of copies: sal.spf(at)gmail.com

Communication with the imprisoned members of the R.O. CCF: sinomosiapf(at)riseup.net

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“Return Fire” – Anarchist publication from UK

May 24th, 2013

325.nostate.net/library/return-fire-1-contents.pdf
325.nostate.net/library/return-fire-cover.pdf

325 receives and transmits:

Our new zine Return Fire is now available. It’s a diverse mix with liberatory aims, which we hope to be informative and inspiring for anyone who decides to make their life a weapon against the dominant order.

We present fresh content such as the new anti-psychiatry piece Fucked Off Not Fucked Up by V.Q., updates on modern surveillance and alienation (New Technologies, New Control), an article situating the ongoing Sealife Deformities from the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill within the industrial catastrophe everywhere, and ‘The State Always Has a Conspiracy… Have You?’ from some U.K. irreducibles on refusal, illegality and attack, and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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PDF: ‘A Conversation Between Anarchists’ – A discussion about tactics, theory and practice between the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and a few anarchists in Mexico

May 22nd, 2013

A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ANARCHISTS

Download here in English.

What follows is a conversation between the imprisoned members of the CCF and a number of anarchists from Mexico. The questions are asked by various comrades of the country, not only by those of the editorial group Conspiración Ácrata. We thank the comrades who helped us with the huge job of translation from Greek into Spanish, and the comrades who helped us in making the conversation with the imprisoned comrades possible. Solidarity greetings to all of them and to our comrades of the CCF!

This dialogue came out for the first time in May 2012, in Spanish, in the Mexican anarchist magazine Conspiración Ácrata.

This English edition translated from the Italian text published by Edizioni Sole Nero by actforfreedomnow/B.pd/sysiphus.

CCF editorial translated by actforfreedomnow/boubourAs

http://actforfree.nostate.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Conversation-book.pdf

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Letter of anarchist Alexey Sutuga from prison to comrades in struggle (Russia)

May 22nd, 2013

It is late, but I still want to congratulate all the comrades and friends with May Day and the Day of Liberation of the world from the Nazi threat in the memorable days of 1945. The symbolism of the holidays for me is still an important part of those ideas that I live for, although already the second year in a row I am unable to take part in their celebrations. But even in prison, they are life-affirming, as most of the people who surround me here could stand with me in the same column in freedom, shoulder to shoulder. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anti-election news #2 from the Philippines

May 22nd, 2013

Read #1 here.

As the campaign period for the May 13 polls heated up on its last day on Saturday, cab driver told that, “I am not excited to vote. Every three years, I keep hearing the same promises from the same people, who keep breaking their promises every two years. Old and new politicians are alike. They want to remain in power forever. They don’t serve the people.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Jogja & elswhere: FAI/IRF slogans and posters (Indonesia)

May 19th, 2013

Comrades in Indonesia did a lot of postering these recent nights, especially on the high-profile military case. There was in Jogja spray-painted slogans in some important parts of town.. Signing FAI/IRF and the urgency to revenge against the military and reading “Never forget – Never forgive. Kill Kopasus!”. The poster mostly reads about facts about military involvement in massacres for the sake of corporations and that people should not forget. Because in Jogja, some of the people believe that the forces who slaughter the prisoners are heroes, some sort of vigilantes who are crushing criminals and gangsters. Fuck them! Fuck society!

Background: There’s a killing of one of the Special Unit Forces members in a nightclub. Four people got arrested. They were strangely transferred to the prison very quickly. Four of them. One night, 2 trucks of special unit forces come to the prison heavily armed. They break into the prison and execute brutally the four prisoners.

Here’s some corporate links about the case:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebongan_Prison_raid

http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/tag/cebongan-prison-attack/

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Sabadell: 5 people arrested for “glorification of terrorism” and belonging to the group ‘Anarchist Black Flag’ (Catalunya)

May 19th, 2013

May 15: Under the orders of the National Court judge Santiago Pedraz, the Mossos d’Esquadra [Catalan police] have searched the Llibertari Ateneo de Sabadell and, according to news reports citing police sources, have arrested five people, who are accused of “praising terrorism”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lucioles n°9 – Mai 2013 (France)

May 19th, 2013

[Dans le lien ci-dessous, vous pourrez consulter le n°9 de Lucioles, bulletin anarchiste de Paris et sa région. Nous évitons avec attention d'annoncer les sorties de ce bulletin sur des sites confus comme indymedia, et comptons donc sur les sites des camarades et compagnon/nes anarchistes et anti-autoritaires pour faire tourner l'info. Bien à vous, et vive l'anarchie!]

http://luciolesdanslanuit.blogspot.fr/search/label/Num%C3%A9ro%209

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May 27 Mai Anti-Capitalist Assembly in Montreal / Assemblée anti-capitaliste à Montréal (Canada)

May 19th, 2013

[Français ci-dessous!]

*Invitation to an Anti-Capitalist Assembly in Montreal*

Monday May 27, 2013
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: 7th Floor, Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West. This location is wheelchair-accessible.

Monday May 27 2013, after the annual Montreal Anarchist Bookfair, we hope to create a space where anti-capitalist allies from all over can reunite to discuss and reflect together, and to talk about what keeps us busy in the different cities where we live.

This will allow us to articulate our struggles and link our actions. It will also be an opportunity to tell each other what’s coming and what we’re organizing this year, whether we want to visit one another, etc.

It will act as an occasion for us to sit down and (re-)launch a collective reflection on the ideas and actions that are on the table at the moment, to reinforce the links and networks woven over time, and to lay the groundwork for new affinities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Against prison system -festival in Helsinki 7th – 9th of June 2013 (Finland)

May 19th, 2013

Welcome to Against prison system -festival in Helsinki 7th – 9th of June 2013

Short program summary

Friday 7th of June

-Pre-party 4PM-8PM

Saturday 8th of June

-Short introduction and discussion about Prisonless utopia – anarchist solutions to criminality at 5 pm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trial statement of Polykarpos Georgiadis

May 19th, 2013

In August 2008, Thessaloniki anarchists Vangelis Chrysochoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis were arrested alongside infamous bank robber—and “the most wanted man in Greece” —Vassilis Palaiocostas. The authorities charged them and others with the kidnapping of powerful industrialist Giorgos Mylonas, which took place that summer and ended with Mylonas’ “release” in exchange for a ransom of 5 million euros. Georgiadis has written a number of open letters (here, here, and here), but Chrysochoidis hasn’t because—like Simos Seisidis, for example—he has no interest in doing so and doesn’t really consider himself a “man of letters.”

 

The trial for the kidnapping began on February 2, 2010 and ended with sentences of 22 years and 3 months in prison for both Chrysochoidis and Georgiadis, which sentences took into account a number of robberies they were also charged with. A brief summary of the trial can be read (in Spanish) here, while Palaiocostas’ open letter in support of the two comrades is here.

 

Chrysochoidis statement to the court has already been translated into English here, but Georgiadis’ statement hasn’t yet appeared anywhere in English. More recently, the comrades’ appeal hearing (summaries of which can be read here and here, ran from April 24 to May 16, 2012, and ended with each of their sentences being reduced to 12 years and 10 months.

 

Georgiadis: Even if you think I’m making an apologia, and while the word “apologia” has a specific connotation, I consider my words to be a kind of defense—not just regarding the legal aspect, but also concerning my political identity and political positions, which I believe are playing a decisive role in my situation. That I now find myself in the dock is a function of my political discourse and political positions of approximately the past 15 years of belonging to this milieu. Therefore, I first want to touch on some things that have already been mentioned here by witnesses, the plaintiff, and you. I’ll also comment on two or three other things beyond the legal aspect of the case. Read the rest of this entry »

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France: It’s been four years since Zoé died

May 17th, 2013

from non-fides, translated by waronsociety:

Four years. Difficult to know if it’s four years already or just four years. Four years and a long mourning which has only just begun several years after her death, after those who justice found necessary to punish directly for the accident which cost Zoé her life finished the prison sentences which they had been assigned, after those who remained outside prison were no longer listened in on, tailed, photographed, filmed, intimidated. But anyway, that’s another story. After those who believe that seeing a friend die is not enough have satisfied themselves with our pain, have been sated enough by our sadness to leave again with a full belly and head held high, proud to have restored order and justice. This order and this justice which are after our friendships and our loves, and that seek to destroy them, because our friendships and loves are, among other things, born of our desires and our potential to create a space in which to grow and develop. Without passion, theory is but a dead letter. And cynicism is nothing revolutionary. Read the rest of this entry »

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FinFisher: UK spy tech used against Bahraini activists

May 13th, 2013

A UK-based company’s surveillance software has been used by the Al Khalifa regime to spy on Bahraini activists, London High Court documents show.

According to the witness statement of Ala’a Shehabi, a British-Bahraini activist and a founding member of Bahrain Watch organization, she received emails containing a product called FinFisher (or FinSpy), distributed by British company Gamma International, causing her computer system to be under secret surveillance.

British technology firm’s FinFisher suite of software products are believed to target individuals’ devices and relay information back to the sender, including the contents of emails, Skype conversations and address books. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Prisons: Factories Of Hate’ by John Bowden (UK)

May 12th, 2013

Right-wing Tory Justice Minister Chris Grayling’s declaration in late April that prisoners would now be made to “earn” basic privileges by “working harder” probably wasn’t just the usual “popularist” promise to stick the boot into one of the most powerless and demoralised social groups. During times of economic austerity and potential social unrest scapegoating marginalised and outcast groups like prisoners, is always useful as a means of deflecting and re-focusing public anger away from the true culprits of the country’s economic ruination, in this case Grayling’s pals in the city of London. Behind the rhetoric and the guise of “getting tough” on prisoners is the actual purpose of the prison industrial complex: to turn prisons into privatised forced-labour factories. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kiev : News about activist V.N. (Ukraine)

May 12th, 2013

In the evening of 14th of April, comrade V.N. was seriously wounded. He was attacked by a group of 5 Nazis in the region of the metro station Dorogožitsi. Young “patriots” used knives and cut arteries of activist in three places, and also knocked out several teeth. Besides these, V.N. got a brain concussion.

V.N. has recovered well from the attack, his jaw was operated and next phase is recovering his teeth. Thank you for everyone, who was concerned and showed us solidarity! Your letters provided more support for the comrades, and donations were helpful with financing the costs of the operation. Solidarity is our weapon!

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