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PDF: Creative Destruction #1 – Anti-Gentrification Graff Zine from Toronto (Canada)

August 7th, 2013

Creative Destruction #1

PDF Graff zine produced by “some very angry and dangerous motherfuckers based in Toronto, Canada”. It contains the particularly useful section “Quick tips for those newer to graffiti vandalism”.

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Anarchist anti-fascists from Kazan need your solidarity (Russia)

August 7th, 2013

Four anarchist anti-fascists from Kazan, Oleg Kapustyanov, Ruslan Rostov, Timur Dornonin and Artyom Sher are currently in remand prison. Fifth suspect, Dmitri Ilichev is under traveling restrictions. Goal of the imprisonment is to pressure them to plea guilty.

Universiade, Nazis and police

This year Universiade, the international competition of the university sports, which finished 17th of July, was organized in Kazan. For the mainstream media, this was a merry and long waited sports event. But for inhabitants of Kazan, it was a torture, and for social activists of the city, it was a plain hell.

And the hell began 3th of April, when officers of Kazan «E-Center» (Center of Counteraction against Extremism») searched homes of four anarchist anti-fascist students — Dmitri Ilichev, Oleg Kapustyanov, Ruslan Rostov and Artyom Sher. All four were arrested. Only in the police station they were told that they were suspected of having taken part to a fight which took place one month before. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kevan Thakrar transfers to HMP Manchester as screws continue their vendetta (UK)

August 6th, 2013

From a comrade of the Anarchist Black Cross Brighton:

There’s a call out now for people to start writing letters of complaint about Kevan Thakrar. Here’s a couple of messages I got from his Mum yesterday:

Kev has been fighting against everything wrong in prisons and the way prisoners are treated. He is being tortured in an attempt to shut him up. The POA [Prison Officers Association] have a vendetta against him after being found not guilty of assaulting prison officers at HMP Frankland. Please show your support by writing, calling, emailing your complaints to HMP Manchester, Tel: 0161 817 5600. FAX: 0161 817 5601. Acting Governor Hannah Lane
chris.grayling.mp@parliament.uk graylingc@parliament.uk

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Kevan is being tortured at HMP Manchester. He has been starved for 3 days and only allowed out of his cell after the phones have been shut off. He is being subjected to strip searches 3 or 4 times a day usually from the same officer. He has been given 3 IEP’s in the past week and has been put on closed visits which means he is only entitled to 30 minute visits. The director of high security prisons Richard Vince visited him and told him that the move to Manchester is a permanent one so he had better stop making complaints. Read the rest of this entry »

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David Irving holocaust denier giving a UK tour (19th-31st) August 2013

August 5th, 2013

Stop David Irving

Graff above done in Newcastle upon Tyne. Video:- http://youtu.be/HH5GaY9CURM

For more information visit:- http://neantifascists.wordpress.com/

David Irving is visiting the UK in August (19th-31st) 2013.
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London: English Defence League in Tower Hamlets – Sat 7 Sept 2013 (UK)

August 5th, 2013

One month to go and it is time to get mobilising for the biggest turnout possible against the EDL in Tower Hamlets.

The racists are mobilising nationally to descend on London’s East End but they won’t get to intimidate people and parade their hatred through the streets unopposed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Postal addresses of the five anarchists arrested in Barcelona (Catalunya & Spanish State)

August 5th, 2013

On May 15, 2013 a major crackdown was launched by the Mossos D’Squadra [Catalan police] which was directed from the National Audience Court in Madrid [high prosecution panel], in which five anarchists were arrested in various parts of Catalonia. A media-orientated coup to coincide with the second anniversary of the 15-M popular protests, a mediatic lynching, where these libertarians still remain in pretrial custody. Details of the case and solidarity initiatives can be found on the support blog to the five of Barcelona. In this post we provide the addresses where letters can be sent to the companerxs. Read the rest of this entry »

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PDF: Close Supervision Centres in the UK #2 – A Brief Follow Up

August 3rd, 2013

After publishing Close Supervision Centres – Torture Units in the UK in April 2012, we received correspondence from people that had been held in CSCs or who had known family or friends who are or have been. A year on and conditions in the CSCs are no better. This is a brief follow up to serve as an accompanying publication to the original, keeping information coming out about what is going on…

With letters from inside the CSC system and articles and responses from people that have been struggling against this ugly regime, this follow up publication updates news of the continuing struggle and provides up to date addresses to contact the contributors.

Download here: CSC#2 A Brief Follow Up

ABC Bristol

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Anti-social arson and vandalism against luxury cars and police vehicles (UK)

August 3rd, 2013

24 July – Mercedes and BMW set alight that were parked at Barry Football Club, South Wales. No one was arrested or injured. Police appealed for information because they have none.

July 30 – Three car fires in South East Ipswich were all the work of arsonists. Afterwards in the local media, police appealed for more information and revealed more acts of property damage had taken place, including against two of their own police cars. It all kicked off when a blaze broke out in Ravenswood Avenue at about 12.40am, when a number of people reported a car on fire in a wooded area on land between Ravenswood Avenue and Gainsborough Sports Centre. An East Ipswich fire crew turned up and had the flames under control by 1.03am. The damage was so bad that no identifiable features remained on the vehicle, which is thought to have been a Vauxhall Vectra or similar. At 4.17am, a Ford transit van was reported alight in Fletcher Road – and then a stolen car in Landseer Park at 5.05am. Between the fires, at 4.38am, a grey BMW and a black Ford Focus were damaged in Orwell Gardens. Shortly before 6.45am it was discovered the windows of a police car were smashed in Clapgate Lane, at the Ipswich south east safer neighbourhood team base. At 8.15am another police car was found to have had its windows smashed and damage done to the body work in Heath Road, at the Ipswich north east safer neighbourhood Team base.

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Statement by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire about being charged with 250 attacks (Greece)

August 2nd, 2013

This statement was read in the 4th trial of CCF (250 attacks)

Before I speak my mind about the legal objections raised from the side of the lawyers, I want to make something clear. In this trial, there are four different sides. The side of the judges, the lawyers’ side, the side of the accused, who are innocent and our own side, the side of those who took responsibility for our action in the network of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

From the part of the lawyers there was a refined positioning in relation to the submission of objections to the court in previous sessions. The lawyers, among whom is also our personal friend Franciscos Ragkousis, speaking in the language of the law, not only highlighted the contradictions of the trial but they also showed its hypocrisy.

We’re talking about a show that does not even keep up the pretenses of its own democratic scenario. But this farce called a trial, leaves us completely indifferent. Often our attorneys appointed by the court, reach a dead end. As they say themselves, the hostile and absolute way in which we face this trial, blocks them and cancels pieces of legal defense. It cancels the possible presumption of innocence, the pleas and defense lines as well as the legal benefit of any extenuations.

To be accurate, your laws are trash for us. Our view on justice is written on the demolition of the courts of Thessaloniki, on the blasting of the façade of Athens’ Court, on the homes of judges, that we burned … Nothing has changed just because some of us were captured. The captivity in prison did not reduce our decision to fight against laws and institutions, not even one inch.

Then one could reasonably wonder why we appear at trial. The answer is simple. When we were free/wanted our attacks were the way we expressed ourselves and now as we remain captured, our word, even in the court of the enemy, breaks the silence. Silence is not acceptable for an anarchist urban guerrilla.

This does not mean that we will resort to the legal corpses of words in order to talk about ourselves. Reference was made to the jurisdiction of the Court. For us, the court lacks jurisdiction. We do not recognize any white-collar as our natural judge. Only we and our conscience can judge our actions. Nobody else. There was also a plea for the poor composition of judges. But for us, there are no good and bad judges, nor righteous and unrighteous. There are simply judges, officials of the enemy in different shades whose names are targets of the anarchist network of CCF, without exceptions.

The issue of the Joint Statutory and the presence of jurors, was also mentioned. We make clear here that we are anarcho-individualists and nihilists and that we have no appreciation nor respect for the “poor people.” Even more, for law-abiding citizens who sit on the benches of jurors. These “poor” people, who are today humiliated and miserable, are the same who worship their bosses and have the same values with them​​, money and power. They are the people who always whimper but never revolt, questioning but always believing in young leaders/saviors, who always yell but never act. It is high time we break away from dusty revolutionary ideologies – no sheep was saved bleating. Against sheep and shepherds, we are wolves.

As far as the definition of “political crime” is concerned, we don’t seek an evaluation for our actions within the laws and the articles of the penal code. Our actions are defined by ourselves with the way we intervene into the normal course of history in order to derail it. Only through violent derailment of history, is a person able to come across the peaks of his thoughts and actions. We place ourselves far away from the so-called unselfish separation between political and criminal. These terms belong to Power and we don’t use them. There is just the responsibility of saying “this is me and I will continue to wage war by all means necessary”. Theory and action are one. This is the theory of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. The unity of theory and action, for the destruction of the system. As for the unselfishness of the motives of our actions, this just a romantic abstraction, unable to measure up with real life. Anarchy is our egoistic demand to ourselves, to take life in our own hands. To define our existence. To hit what is ugly. More than anything it is an existential bet and not a scheme for social salvation. So we are not unselfish and neither do we act in the name of the pitiful people. We are egoist anarchists and we don’t accept extenuations. We have already chosen the weight of our choices and we are not going to lighten our decisions.

As far as the potential risk of human life is concerned, we have said these things before in other trials. The choices of each one of us, define their life. There are options that are hostile and their exponents are targets for us. The acts and thoughts of an anarchist urban guerrilla aim to multiply the risk to the life of the enemies of anarchy and of state officials. It is clear that the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire contributed to the proliferation of this risk and we will continue to do so.

For all these reasons and countless more, do not bother to answer the objections because we are indifferent to them. We reject the hypocrisy of a democratic dialogue and choose to keep our words armed, as our weapons. Always on the opposite side, always on the attack.

The imprisoned comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire FAI/IRF

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Girona, August 23 – Active Resistance Camp against development of the M.A.T. High Tension Electrical Network (Catalunya)

July 31st, 2013

ACTIVE RESISTANCE CAMP IN DEFENSE OF THE LAND – AGAINST THE M.A.T. AND THE WORLD WHICH NEEDS IT

WHAT IS THE M.A.T.?

The very high tension line (‘Muy Alta Tensión’ – M.A.T.) is an electrical motorway which transports at least 400,000 volts. It is being constructed in order to connect European States to each other and also Europe with Africa. It is necessary in order to sell and distribute excess energy produced by nuclear power plants and the so-called alternative sources of energy. At the same time, it is the network which capitalism needs in order to supply the electricity necessary for other projects and infrastructures of death and destruction, such as high-speed railway lines [TAV]. Those responsible for all this are always the same ones and the construction companies in question are directly involved in other projects which are destroying lands around the world; companies like Vinci standing out in Europe and Endesa in South America. Read the rest of this entry »

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Letter for Actions in #kallak Gállok in Sapmi, Sweden

July 30th, 2013

Right now there is a battle against mining in Sapmi, north of Sweden, going on. We have barricaded the road leading to the site where Beowulf Mining Plc. want to make test mines. This is the Sami peoples lands stolen by the Swedish state and colonized since way back. We stand in solidarity with indigenous culture and fight against the mega-machine of mining. The Swedish police are now on the site removing obstacles to help the mining corporation proceed. At least 6 people have been arrested already but protests are still going on. For five days the police have this special mission to help the evil corporation, that’s why we need people now! Read the rest of this entry »

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Letter from the Initiative of Anarchist Prisoners in Korydallos Prison (Greece)

July 30th, 2013

“WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE DIES. BUT THERE ARE DEATHS WHICH OPPRESS BECAUSE THEY CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY” Katerina Gogou

With continual and extensive media coverage, the hunt for the escapees of Trikala prison continues for almost four months, by keeping the audience in suspense, as it has all the elements of an overproduction: “cinematic” escape, “ruthless” and “bloodthirsty” murders, “hard and decided” cops, scuffles, dead people and a manhunt over a huge area of the Greek territory.

The fourth power [media] is the most nodal for the functioning of democracy, because it mediates between other powers and citizens and it reminds us of the rules of the game once again: the democratic state spares no time, effort and resources when the doctrine of security should be established. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gabriel Pombo da Silva in prison transfer to Galicia (Spain)

July 28th, 2013

Anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva has been transferred to the prison of A Lama in Galicia, Spanish State. It isn’t known yet what wing he is in, but details will follow. Write to Gabriel here:

Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
Centro Penitenciario de A Lama
Monte Racelo s/n, 36830
A Lama (Pontevedra)
Spain

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‘Fragment: The She-Wolf’ by L

July 27th, 2013

Originally published in ‘My Own’ #6 by Apio Ludd (November 22, 2012).

The nihilist-anarchist doesn’t have to pretend that she belongs to a History or a Movement but chooses how her life will be in her own way, with the methods that she alone chooses with the close ones around her. She does not make excuses why she organises with an intimate group of 2-3 of her close friends. Her creative output circulates at the level she chooses and provides for, are co-created by those who have decided between them that they’ll be together for some activities or correspondence. She knows alegalism and informality suit her and has no pretence of democracy, mass appeal or mass action. Life provides the space for her thoughtful-actions already. She has become the crowd, and in her she has annulled time and society, she can do anything she likes, if she puts her mind to it and accepts the consequences. No one gets out of life alive. To live or to die, and to hold the life of an enemy in her hands – squeeze the trigger, or not, if she chooses. Her life is her own. She is not a victim but an aggressor. The enemy will live and die at her choosing, not theirs. All is decided by her will, which is hers alone. She has no strategy other than seizing her opportunities, and no tactics but her dignity and determination to succeed against the odds.

With methods suited to each individual, linked through action, rather than identity, she follows her bad passions(1) to hell, and there is nothing anyone can do about it.


L


This is another text towards a collection of writings against civil anarchism, as put forward by Venona Q. and the comrades of Dark Matter Publications. Dedicated to Edizioni Cerbero, Parole Armate, FAI Olga Nucleus and the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

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(1) – See Edizioni Cerbero, “Bad Passions – The Rights of the Ego – From an anti-Christian point of view”, http://325.nostate.net/?p=4093

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PDF: Znak Życia – Komórka Olga/FAI (Poland)

July 27th, 2013

Znak Życia – Komórka Olga/FAI

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Support Irina Lipskaya, imprisoned anarchist and anti-fascist from Moscow (Russia)

July 27th, 2013

27th of June 2013; The arrest of Irina was prolonged until 2nd of October. She was arrested on the 2nd of July 2012, so now Irina has already spent more than one year in prison without a court date! Arrest of Irina was prolonged due to dubious claims of her alleged “victims” that they still have not acquainted themselves with the results of the investigation.

Irina is accused of having taken part in an armed assault against a Nazi concert in Moscow club “Barrikada” the day she was arrested. She has been charged with three felonies, including “hooliganism, committed by a group and with a preliminary intent” and “involving minors to a felony hate crime”, as one of the persons arrested with her was 17 years old at the moment of the arrest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lublin: Two banks attacked by ‘Felicity Ryder Anarchist Cell’ (Poland)

July 27th, 2013

More FOTOs from action: http://grecjawogniu.info/?p=15905

Our shoes are worn out from all the boring peace walks we have joined. Not only have we noticed holes on the shoe soles, but we have also realised that we are stuck in one place and our inner ferocity is now lulled into gentleness. Demonstrations are not a good outlet for our anger, which cannot be satisfied with mere tramping the streets, all under the watchful eye of the police. Thus, we feel forced to seek new paths of action.

This is why, on the 1st of May we went for a walk without informing the authorities. We took with us a few litres of paint and made a resolution that we need to do something for our comrades. We painted windows of two banks located in two different parts of the city. Their owners should know that not every potential visitor will have peaceful intentions and will beg for a loan.

We dedicate the operation to Felicity Ryder, an anarchist from Australia, who has been hiding for months from the watchdogs, as well as to those arrested in Greece, Italy and other parts of the world.

Banks are a perfect target for anarchist attacks. Behind their rehearsed smiles, the clerks hide everyday tragedies. Banks play the role of blood vessels of this fucked up system, they back up armies and multinational corporations, they help to concentrate the capital in the hands of very few, they protect business of the rich, and speculate with the money of the poor. Banks are the very institutions on which financial market dictatorship rests. Through banks’ throats there runs a monstrous assembly tape of contemporary civilisation, which covers the globe with chains of wage labour causing exploitation, alienation, and eco-catastrophe. Read the rest of this entry »

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Communique by the CCF-FAI about Marian Kola (Greece)

July 26th, 2013

Via Parabellum & Nihilist Abyss

MIRUPAFSIM**

And, after all, how is freedom truly gained? The only sure thing is, that he lies outside the cells of Democracy, outside the storage of human souls, outside the land of “correction”, obedience, apathy and psychiatric drugs.

Everyday is a repeating reality. Every morning, noon, evening you hear the sound of the keychain. Body counting. They have to be sure that you are still locked up, inside four walls. And only a stroll in the prison yard, while looking at the blue sky, makes you yearn for the outside… and tomorrow again from the start… In an everyday routine, where time seems to be frozen… Read the rest of this entry »

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Buenos Aires: Banco ITAU attacked with stones and spraypaint slogans (Argentina)

July 25th, 2013

El pasado jueves 18 atacamos a pedradas el Banco ITAU situado en las calles Bolivar y Moreno, en pleno centro porteño. A su vez, dejamos pintado en sus vidrieras “Solidaridad con la Revuelta en Brasil”. Un gesto mínimo que queríamos comunicar en momentos donde el papa Francisco I (Jorge Bergoglio) se pasea por las calles del país vecino, antes una masa imbécil que lo vitorea, mientras miles mueren de hambre o bajo balas del ejercito, mientras otrxs tantos revientan hacinados en las favelas o bajo el martillo del narcotráfico y las drogas.

Ni la ostentación de la riqueza del vaticano, ni el espectáculo millonario del próximo mundial de fútbol, pueden tapar tanta miseria.

Contra toda Autoridad!
PROPAGANDA Y ACCIÓN

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On Thursday 18 we attacked the ITAU Bank with stones located in streets Bolivar & Moreno, in downtown Buenos Aires. In turn, we painted on their windows “Solidarity with the revolt in Brazil.” A small gesture that we wanted to communicate in the moments where Pope Francis I (Jorge Bergoglio) wanders the streets of the neighboring country before a mass cheering circle-jerk, while thousands starve or are under army bullets and while many others are in bursting overcrowded favelas or under the hammer of drug trafficking and drugs.

Neither the ostentation of wealth of the Vatican, or the millionaire show of the next World Cup, can cover so much misery.

Against all Authority!

PROPAGANDA AND ACTION

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Two dolphins liberated from Yevpatoria dolphinarium by ‘SEALS on tour’ cell of the Animal Liberation Front – Informal Anarchist Federation (Ukraine)

July 23rd, 2013

2 dolphins were set free from Yevpatoria dolphinarium as a result of a special operation with diving equipment. During the night of the full moon on 20/07/2013 we covered 2 km under water and breached the security perimeter: We cut the nets and entered the dolphin containment pools.

In the next hour we cut a large part of the perimeter barrier. Dolphins encouraged our efforts with clicks and whistling. Their support filled us with joy and excitement.

This has been an unforgettable meeting and encouraging experience for us. Our job done, we left the area of operation. By the way, the prison was equipped with night-vision cameras, but their red eyes were turned on the catwalks and audience seats. Nobody expected our approach from below. As soon as dolphins got wind of freedom and open water, they escaped into the night sea.

ALF/FAI – SEALS on tour

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