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War against ISIS/Daesh: Turkish embassy cars burned in Berlin by Commando Berivan Sason (Germany)

October 5th, 2014

People of Kobane, hear us. In this bitter hour of the inhuman threat, we see you freedom lovers in the world and we call to you: take courage. The city of Kobane is surrounded by the ISIS-murderers. On three sides ISIS confronts the city. If they take the city. it will inevitably lead to a massacre of the remaining Kurdish people on site. They have no way to flee to the north, because there already waiting are the Turkish army …

Turkey will decide at the present day on the extension of the ‘anti-terrorist’ struggle. This will mainly affect Kurdish people in Syria, which they as well as the PKK (Kurdish Peoples Party) stand on the Turkish terror list. Turkey’s fear of the Kurdish people is greater than of the ISIS-fighters. For example, Turkey supports the ISIS-fighters to their best of their will, for example, at border crossings to Syria or arms shipments that were observed by Kurdish people, or the medical care of injured ISIS-fighters in Turkish territory. On the Turkish side of the border, the Turkish army is using force of arms against all those Kurdish people trying to come to Kobane to oppose the corruption. Clashes occur daily there between Turkish security forces and Kurdish people who come from all over Turkey to help the trapped fighters of YPG in Kobane.

Tonight we have attacked the Turkish State in the NATO hinterland to brand it as an inhuman actor in this conflict. Two vehicles of the Turkish State – representatives of the Embassy are burned … At the same time, we appeal to everyone, not to stand idly by, ignite the solidarity for our brothers and sisters.

We tremble with the combatants, but their determination is our courage. We will not abandon the ideals and freedom. Maximum global solidarity!

Long live freedom!

In Memory of Berivan Sason, fallen but never dead!

Commando Berivan Sason

NB: Ceylan Ozalp (Code Name: Berivan Sason) was an active fighter and leader with several comrades in the northern Syrian Kurdish city Kobanê in armed resistance against the ISIS/Daesh.

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Kansas City: Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade Eric G. King (USA)

October 5th, 2014

From supportericking.wordpress.com:

Eric G. King, a 28-year-old local anarchist, was arrested and charged with an attempted firebombing of a government official’s office in Kansas City, MO. Eric allegedly threw a hammer through a window of the building and then through two lit bottles inside, though both failed to ignite.

Eric was identified as a suspect by local police because he had previously come under suspicion for anti-government and anti-police graffit. Eric is allegedly involved with the the Kansas City Fight Back insurrectionist collective.

Eric is currently being held in the Corrections Corporation of America’s Leavenworth Detention Center.



From Behind Enemy Lines: Statement by Eric G. King

10/5/14

My name is Eric. I’ve been an anarchist since about the age of 17; of course developing and maturing my views as I have grown. I am very active in the LGBQT, Earth, Animal, Antifa and other communities. I have organized Food Not Bombs, rallies against the Klan, and many others in support of human rights, anti-capitalism, animal rights, etc! I am an insurrectionist now. I believe that revolution starts in our own minds and once you are personally ready, then everyone has something they can do.

I value and support the solidarity and comradery received from the community now when I need it most. There is a warm feeling you get from knowing that you committed your life to something larger than yourself and getting warm wishes, kindness, and positive words which can really help someone out of a dark day. I am getting indicted this week and hopefully will be outside sooner or later. Books, stamp money, envelope money and letters would be greatly appreciated if you’re able and if not keep up the struggle. With love and support, EK (A) (///)

Eric King
27090045
CCA Leavenworth
100 Highway Terrace
Leavenworth, KS 66048
U$A

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‘In Defense of Kubani’ – Call for Actions of International Solidarity (Kurdistan)

October 5th, 2014

325 received this text from our comrades of Anarchist Network, an international network of Persian-speaking anarchists. Check this site. Death to Daesh/ISIS.

As you know, war and conflict on the Kanton boundaries of Kurdistan, West of Kubani, from September 2014 has started.

This conflict is between “Progressive Revolutionary Fighters Y.P.G.” and Daesh / ISIS criminal forces, and due to the latest news, war is raging strongly.

This situation is worrying us a lot. The main purpose of writing this report is to change observation of this tragic dangerous situation in which our “Dear Kurdish People” and “Our Comrades” are facing day and night, into a direct participation and into actions which could lead to an international support in helping defenseless Kurdish women, men and children.

We can work together to assist Kurds in Kubani which can show “the power of our will” and “our conscience” towards people in need.

This can be through any kind of actions, gathering together in different cities, countries, nationally and internationally.

To achieve this aim, we would like to ask all “Anarchist Groups and Organisations” around the world for an “International Day of Support and Solidarity with Kurdish People”.

Please, please, let’s put our differences aside and work together to rescue a “Nation Who Are So Defenseless, Fleeing Their Home” and running with empty hands and barefeet and hungry and thirsty in the desert and mountains to arrive somewhere safe, but thousands of them, among them many children, have already died of starvation on their way to nowhere.

The shocking story is this: Those innocents who can arrive in some countries like Turkey, not only will be not protected, but are being brutally attacked by the fascist military of the Turkish government. This is something inhuman.

How can we stay silent and do NOTHING??? We are human, aren’t we?
Kubani is our heart and our heart’s beat should not fall.

The fall of Kubani is the fall of us all, against religious fascist forces like Daesh / ISIS, etc.

Please let us know of any actions in support, it does not matter which action you choose, as long as it is a progressive one which can awaken the people of the world…

Anarchist Network
۲۲/ ۰۹/ ۲۰۱۴

PS: To follow the latest news of “Kurdistan”, please visit: Kurdistan Syria-Rojava in Farsi / Kurdish and other Kurdishpages.

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Appello per una mobilitazione in solidarietà con Georges Abdallah (France)

October 5th, 2014

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, militante comunista libanese, 63 anni, arrestato nel 1984 a Lione, è stato condannato all’ergastolo per azioni rivendicate dalle Frazioni Armate Rivoluzionarie Libanesi (FARL).

Il 24 ottobre 2014 inizierà il suo 31° anno di prigione.

Nel 1978, Georges ha fatto parte della Resistenza in Libano all’invasione da parte d’Israele. Ha combattuto a fianco del Fronte Popolare per la liberazione della Palestina. Poteva già essere liberato nel 1999. La prosecuzione della sua detenzione è una scelta politica dello stato francese, appoggiata da Israele e dagli USA. A tale proposito, la DST (Direzione di controllo del territorio, ora DGSI-Direzione generale per la sicurezza interna, ndt.) nel 2007 ha dichiarato: “Georges Abdallah è una personalità emblematica della lotta anti-sionista, senza dubbio la sua liberazione costituirebbe per il Libano un evento. Probabilmente sarà accolto da eroe al suo ritorno nel Paese, ma anche da diversi movimenti impegnati nella lotta rivoluzionaria”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anarchists sentenced for the double bank robbery in Velvento (Greece)

October 3rd, 2014

On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, the Korydallos prison court in Athens found anarchist prisoners Yannis Michailidis, Nikos Romanos, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis (who have claimed political responsibility for the double armed robbery in Velventos, Kozani) as well as Fivos Harisis and Argyris Ntalios (who have denied all charges) guilty of:

– committing robbery while masked or disguised (except Dimitris Politis, who was convicted as an accessory),
– aggravated possession of firearms (for the guns used in the double expropriation),
– aggravated vehicle theft (for the car of the dentist-hostage used as getaway vehicle).

Many individuals gathered in the special court room of Korydallos prison to show their solidarity with the comrades who were being sentenced.

After the counting and merging of the sentences, the terror court decided:

Yannis Michailidiss: 16 years, 4 months and 10 days.
Nikos Romanos: 15 years and 10 months.
Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Fivos Harisis, Argyris Ntalios: 15 years and 11 months.
Dimitris Politis: 11 years and 5 months.

All comrades were acquitted of the charge of participation in the CCF. However, there are other trial court cases underway that include the exact same accusation against the anarchist comrades.

Anarchist comrade Nikos Romanos was recently transferred to the Korydallos prison:

Nikos Romanos
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou- E Pteryga
T.K. 1811O
Korydallos
Athens
Greece

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4 anarchist comrades begin hunger strike (Mexico)

October 2nd, 2014

via cna mexico:

To free media
To the peoples of the world
To all those oppressed

Driven by a sense of rebellion and a declared rejection and true repudiation of all control mechanisms, including the prison system, we, anarchist and libertarian individuals, in our condition as prisoners abducted by the Mexican government, have decided to exercise one of the few tools of struggle which we can assert from inside prison: the hunger strike. From today, October 1st, a year after the arrests on October 2, 2013, 10 months of the kidnapping of Fernando Barcenas and 9 months after the detention of Amelie, Carlos and Fallon.

For us the hunger strike is not synonymous with weakness, much less do we seek to fall into a position of victimization; however, we assume it as an alternative of fighting that we consider conducive in a logic of protest and disobedience to the imprisonment of our bodies and the humiliation, isolation and frustration it means to be held in these centers of terror. We opted to take action rather than accept prison as “normal”.

The State seeks to train docile and servile citizens to maintain their established “social order” and thus be able to support the structure of capitalist production only beneficial to the ruling class. Prisons have a key role in shaping these good citizens. It is to the bourgeois society that the prison actually seeks to readjust. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Luddites” conduct solidarity sabotages in southeast Quebec / Des “Luddites” font des sabotages solidaires dans le sud du Québec (Canada)

October 2nd, 2014

via antidev:

‘We retransmit this message sent to us from visitors… On retransmet ce message qui nous a été envoyé par des lecteurs-rices…’

So the other night on September 21, we’ve set fire to a railroad telecomm cable linking Brigham to Sherbrooke (Qc) to the US, thinking about the Algonquins people recently evicted from a resistance camp and detained in Gatineau. We took the time to select a railway bridge in the middle of nowhere near Waterloo, so we’d not have to dig to get to the cables or attract too much attention. Some fuel was dropped through an opening in the steel casing of the cables, then set on fire. Nothing fancy. It worked better than we’d guessed, as a few seconds later it already smelled of burning rubber a few meters away. The enclosed air in the conduit apparently turned the fire into something like a blow torch. Kind of an easy game to be reproduced elsewhere by others, we told ourselves… so that’s a reason to let others know.

Of course it didn’t cause the whole techno-industrial system to collapse! Society is still pretty much functional today. But you gotta start attacking it somewhere. Though it did feel as if an important nerve deep below society had been severed. And this felt good getting off our asses in the middle of the night for this. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Contra viento y marea”: Folleto impreso por la solidaridad y el ataque antiautoritario (Chile)

October 1st, 2014

A new text released by the comrades in Chile regarding the International Week for Anarchist Prisoners.

English text below:

Este folleto desplegable comenzó a difundirse de mano en mano entre compas, también a través de bibliotecas y puntos de difusión anarquistas/antiautoritarias durante la reciente semana de agitación solidaria con los presos anarquistas/antiautoritarios. Contiene reflexiones sobre la lucha en Chile, una selección de citas de compañeros presos en el mundo que tratan sobre la naturaleza y los objetivos de la lucha contra el poder, y en su interior contiene un afiche que destaca la importancia de la solidaridad ofensiva.

Contra viento y marea: solidaridad, agitación y ataque antiautoritario.

Esta publicación tiene como objetivo defender y difundir nuestras ideas y prácticas de libertad y ataque continuo contra toda autoridad, en un contexto en que el Estado visibiliza su represión y sus ansias de gestar nuevos golpes al entorno anarquista/antiautoritario, a cuatro de la “Operación Salamandra” en el contexto del llamado “Caso Bombas”. Read the rest of this entry »

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PDF: After Prison Zine- Words from Former Earth & Animal Liberation Front Activists (USA)

September 30th, 2014

20 pages B&W: After Prison Zine

The ‘After Prison’ zine is a project which aims to share stories of life after prison from former earth & animal liberation prisoners in the hope that people will develop a more thorough understanding of what former prisoners face on the outside. This project is also for those former prisoners still facing restrictions on who they can interact with, so they can read of others’ experiences.

The current contributors are:

Jeff Luers

Jordan Halliday

Josh Harper

Rod Coronado

afterprisonzine.org

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PDF: Setting Fires With Electrical Timers- An Earth Liberation Front Guide

September 30th, 2014

37 pages B&W: Setting Fires With Electrical Timers- An ELF Guide

From the introduction:

Electrical timers are superior to delays that use candles, incense or cigarettes. Electrical timers have significantly longer delay times. When electrical timers are carefully constructed, they are more reliable. Each one can be tested repeatedly until you are certain that it will work. Electrical timers are easily protected from wind and
rain, whereas even a mild breeze can be a problem for candles and incense.

This guide has recipes for two electrical timers, the Old-Fashioned Kitchen Timer and the SCR Digital Timer. Both recipes have been greatly expanded to give extremely clear and detailed instructions. Our goal has been to eliminate ambiguity from the directions and to provide as many helpful tips as possible. You don’t need prior experience with electronics. You need only practice some with a soldering iron. As long as you pay attention to details and do the proper testing, you’ll be able to construct highly reliable timers.

The Old-Fashioned Kitchen Timer is relatively quick and easy to construct. The SCR Digital Timer takes much longer to build, especially the first few times, but it is worth the effort. At the target, it can be positioned and activated with unparalleled speed and safety. In addition, the SCR Digital Timer is extremely precise – down to the minute, and even down to the second, depending on the timepiece. With that level of precision, you can guarantee that multiple incendiary devices will ignite at the same time. Simultaneous ignition is especially important in situations where you expect firefighters to arrive quickly. If ignition is not simultaneous, the first fire may bring firefighters onto the scene before the other fires have a chance to do damage.

There are two other timer recipes that have been passed around. Both have serious drawbacks and should no longer be used. One recipe uses the hour hand on a wind-up wristwatch to push two wires together. It is terribly imprecise and most wristwatches are unable to perform the job. The other recipe uses an alarm clock that plugs
into an electrical outlet. (It must be an alarm clock with a battery backup.) This type of alarm clock shuts off its display when unplugged, creating complications for the saboteur. Another problem is its reliance on a REED relay, which is not a solid state component and not as resilient as an SCR. The SCR Digital Timer is more foolproof and easier to use.

We hope you find many good uses for these timers. Enjoy.

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Walsrode: Car vandalized at BioMedVet Research GmbH animal testing company (Germany)

September 29th, 2014

via interarma.info:

Secret animal testing lab revealed!

- Claim of responsibility -

The company BIOMEDVET RESEARCH GMBH operates an animal testing laboratory at:

SÜDKAMPEN 31
29664 Walsrode
Lower Saxony

They are conducting tests on beagles. The laboratory is located at the spot where the infamous animal testing company HARLAN operated a lab. HARLAN left Walsrode at the end of 2009. BIOMEDVET has been there since the beginning of 2010. The animal murder continued, only with other perpetrators. The laboratory is small but for the animals who are dying it does not matter. Murder is murder.

The laboratory is totally secluded in a wooded area. It is well hidden and hardly anyone knows about it. The company has no website. They probably thought they would go undetected. Even in the animal rights scene, the lab may be unknown. Unfortunately it was not possible to liberate the dogs. But we attacked an expensive car on the premises: Paint stripped and glass etched.

Companies like BIOMEDVET must be pulled from anonymity. Our motto: Animal killers, you can not hide! We will find you sooner or later!

Our message to the animal rights scene: Make something out of this! The underground has done its part.

Animal testing is murder. We will resist animal testing and all forms of animal exploitation.

No rest for the animal murderers!

Animal Liberation Front

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Source: Bite Back

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Earth Liberation Front take responsibility for an attack on the National Parks and Wildlife Service (Australia)

September 28th, 2014

via biteback:

We claim responsibility for the attack on the National Parks and Wildlife Service on the morning of Thursday 18th September.

NPWS were targeted for their part in the war on wildlife, with an extended history, and a continuing habit of dumping 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) into wild places, all under the public guise of ‘conservation’. Killing and destroying indiscriminately, how many more lives and lands must be destroyed by this groups insane, ecocidal visions and experiments?

To express our outrage, under the cover of night, we entered their depot on Darug/Gundungurra Country (Blackheath, NSW). During our short visit, two vehicles were set upon leaving tyres slashed, windscreens smashed and a little additive into the fuel, just to sweeten the deal.

If you choose to continue to use this land as your dumping ground, you will encounter us again. Our rage will only burn bigger and stronger.

In defense of predators. In defense of wildness.

- ELF

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Anti-nuclear demo of 16,000 people in Tokyo against plan to restart reactors at Sendai (Japan)

September 28th, 2014

Some 16,000 people rallied Tuesday 23/09 in Tokyo against the government’s plan to restart nuclear reactors, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster. It was one of the largest anti-nuclear demonstrations since the state nuclear watchdog on September 10 approved plans to restart two reactors at the Sendai plant in southern Japan.

“Three and a half years has passed since the nuclear accident, but self-examination has yet to be made,” Nobel literature laureate Kenzaburo Oe told the Tokyo rally, according to public broadcaster NHK. “The government is going ahead with the plan to resume operation at the Sendai plant without compiling sufficient anti-disaster plans,” Oe said.

After the rally demonstrators marched through the capital, carrying banners like: “We don’t need nuclear plants”.

As the government tries to convince a skeptical public about the necessity of nuclear power, on Sunday 21/9, new industry minister Yuko Obuchi said the resource-poor nation should be “realistic about its energy needs”. In pre-Fukushima Japan, nuclear power accounted for nearly one-third of the country’s energy needs.

The Nuclear Regulatory Authority has said the two reactors were satisfactory but hurdles still remain, including getting the consent of local communities in a country still scarred by the catastrophe where all 48 viable reactors are offline. Widespread angry anti-government and anti-nuclear sentiment has simmered ever since the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 caused meltdowns at Fukushima, sparking the worst atomic disaster since Chernobyl.

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated from their homes, many of whom have not been allowed to return. Scientists say some areas might have to be abandoned forever. There have been anti-fascist and anti-government demonstrations taking place, and angry protestors accuse the media and state of hiding the news of them occurring and so trying to stop the people’s rage from being known.

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Anarchists cross the border from Turkey in solidarity with fighters in Kurdistan against ISIS (Syria)

September 27th, 2014

daf_in_kobane.jpg

In Shingal, Kobane and all Rojava, ISIS is Dehak and the people are Kawa

by Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet – DAF – Revolutionary Anarchist Action

In Kurdistan, people are fighting against ISIS, “the procreated violence” given birth to by capitalism and the States that start wars for their own benefits. ISIS, the subcontractor of the States that pursue income strategies on the region, is attacking people while yelling “Islamic State!” and “holy war, jihad!”. People are suffering from hunger and thirst, getting ill, getting injured; migrating and dying. They are still fighting in that struggle for existence. People are fighting not for the schemes and strategies around meeting tables, not for income, but for their freedom.

As freedom is to exist in danger of being non-existent. As freedom is to live. Like the fight of Kawa, defending the life by resisting against Dehaks.

And now the USA, the EU, Turkey, all the states that have expectations of income from the region, are establishing coalitions against ISIS, the “procreated violence” which in reality isn’t a disturbance to them at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cartago: Incendiary attack against butcher shop by ‘Savages of the Earth – ELF/ALF/FAI/FRI’ (Costa Rica)

September 27th, 2014

via contrainfo:

Various cells have initiated a series of small acts of sabotage in Costa Rica for months now, yet we really didn’t expect that our action would have such a strong impact. It is the first action of this type in this filthy country in many, many years…

For this reason we saw the need to claim responsibility for this action, thinking that many more people would gain strength and shake off the fear that torments us every day, this fear that doesn’t let us go any farther…

The technological control is steadily increasing, that’s why we decided to take control of our lives for a few moments and carry out this action, which is not an end in itself but the means by which we get revenge for our slavery. On Thursday, June 19th, 2014 we particularly attacked a butcher shop in Cartago with an incendiary device. The fire exceeded our expectations, and according to reports in the Press the total damages were more than 40,000 dollars. The meat industry is a clear reflection of this society: domestication, minimum respect toward nature, and money as a sacred god behind every move. Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview mit Nikos Maziotis und Pola Roupa (Revolutionärer Kampf)

September 26th, 2014

Nikos Maziotis und Pola Roupa wurden 2012 in Athen besucht. Sie waren damals – nach 18 Monaten Untersuchungshaft – vorübergehend in Freiheit, da in Griechenland eine Maximaldauer an Untersuchungshaft vorgesehen ist. Nach 18 Monaten wurden sie also aus der Haft entlassen, natürlich war diese Entlassung an Bedingungen geknüpft. Sie durften das Land nicht verlassen, mussten sich regelmässig bei der Polizei melden. Die Zeit ausserhalb des Knastes nutzten sie, um das Projekt des “Revolutionären Kampf” bekanntzumachen. Es gab schriftliche Beiträge und Veranstaltungen. Ein Stück dieser Arbeit ist das von der RHI hergestellte Interview mit ihnen, das hier als MP3-Datei und auf deutsch übersetzt heruntergeladen werden kann.

Im Juli 2012 tauchten sie in die Illegalität ab. Kurz vor dem Besuch von Angela Merkel in Athen detonierte dann 2014 vor der Griechischen Nationalbank eine Autobombe. Später übernahm der “Revolutionäre Kampf” die politische Verantwortung für diese Aktion. Im Juli dieses Jahres wurde Nikos danach nach einer Schiesserei in Athen verhaftet. Pola Roupa wurde trotz einer Monsterfahndung der griechischen Polizei noch nicht verhaftet.

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Interview with the Assembly for Antispeciesist Action, Athens, by comrades in Spain (Fiera)

September 26th, 2014

The following interview was given by the Assembly for the Antispeciesist Action in May 2013 and published by comrades in Spain in October, in the 2nd volume of the anarchist animal liberation zine “Fiera”.

In which context did the Assembly for the Antispeciesist Action in Athens arise? Which are your goals and what are the difficulties you are facing in realizing these goals?

The Assembly for the Antispeciesist Action was formed in 2010 on an individual initiative. We are an anarchist collective whose goal is to spread the word on total liberation. We feel it is important to note that by using the term “total liberation” we do not only refer to the struggle against any form of domination upon humans. We do not recognize any form of human superiority against other species and therefore the struggle for animal self-determination is an integral part of our political identity, as well as the struggle against nature’s exploitation. Our enemy is not only the core of the state mechanism but also the whole technological-industrial complex that considers human, animals and nature to be nothing more than raw material and production resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solidarity with Juan, Natalie and Guillermo: 3 arrested comrades are formally charged under the anti-terrorist law in recent Santiago bombings case (Chile)

September 24th, 2014


(Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras from “Refractario”)

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, the judicial formalization of charges was performed against Juan Flores, Natalie Casanova and Guillermo Duran, comrades arrested on September 18 accused of the last explosive attacks that occurred in Santiago.

In a special courtroom (with two floors), used for large prosecutions, formalization was performed with a great security device that included the presence of anti-riot prison guards and various controls before enter the court room.

The 3 comrades were charged under anti-terrorist law:

Juan Flores: Charged with 5 accusations. Accused as the author of the subway bombing in “Los Diminicos” station (July 23) and the “Sub-center” (September 8 ), actions that were claimed by “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Chile”. He was also accused as the perpetrator of the double simultaneous explosive attack against two Police Headquarters on August 11, claimed by CIV (International Conspiracy of Revenge). Also accused of the strange charge of “Tenure and processing of explosives for terrorist actions in the attempted grade”.

Juan is now under preventive prison for 10 months during the prosecution’s investigation, awaiting for trial. Read the rest of this entry »

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Timeline of actions during the NATO conference (UK)

September 24th, 2014

During the course of the week of action against the NATO summit a diverse range of actions were taken by many different groups and individuals. Here is a summary of what happened:

Friday 29th August
- Stop NATO camp set up at Tredelgar park in Newport
- BAE systems attacked with fire in Filton and vehicles torched at army cadet base in Bristol as acts of resistance against NATO

Saturday 30th August
- Mass march and radical bloc against NATO in Newport
- Effigy of Obama burned in Cardiff

Sunday 31st AugustAction against securitisation and repression at the ‘fence’ in Cardiff

Monday 1st September – Sabcats anti-austerity action at Newport jobcentre and army recruitment centre.

Tuesday 2nd September
– No borders noise demo at UK Borders Agency in Cardiff
- Activist locks himself inside Cardiff Keep in Cardiff Castle where the NATO dinner is due to be held

Wednesday 3rd September – Activists hand in a demand for the arrest of NATO leaders to police in Newport, based on evidence leaked by Chelsea Manning of war crimes.

Thursday 4th September
– No to NATO March on Celtic Manor from centre of Newport and mass demo against the NATO dinner at Cardiff Castle
- Activists chalk out the connections between NATO and arms companies in Newport

Friday 5th September
- Activists again try to present evidence of war crimes at Newport police station
- Occupation of Barclays Bank in Newport calling for Barclays to ditch their shares in Israeli arms company, Elbit. Four activists glue themselves inside the bank

Saturday 6th September – Solidarity demonstrations outside Newport Magistrates Court in support of Barclays occupiers.

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The struggle continues

Last week we saw a diverse struggle against NATO in Cymru. Marches against NATO in the streets of Newport and Cardiff; actions against the forces driving war in the banks and the securitised zones; workshops and discussions at the camp about connected issues from Gaza to police repression at the camp; people spreading the word in a hundred different ways, from conversations with locals, to the camp, to the web. But the struggles against capitalism and militarism are not a one-day, or even a one-week, event. The actions taken this week by Stop NATO Cymru, the Anarchist Action Network and other organisations are a small part of building up a movement capable of bringing about radical change.

So, when we look back, does it make sense to ask whether we “succeeded” in the week of action? We think it does. If one more mind went beyond the distortions of the mainstream media because of what we did, then yes we ‘succeeded’. If one more pair of feet was spurred onto the streets by what we did, then we succeeded. And if one more pair of hands joined with ours, yes, we succeeded. In the coming struggles, those hands will again pick up the tools to take action, until the last drone is smashed. We hope to see you there.

anarchistaction.net

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Callout to Demonstrate against 2014 DPRTE arms fair in Cardiff (Wales, UK)

September 24th, 2014

From StopNatoCymru:

8.30 am at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Wednesday, the 8th of October


“When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

On the 8th of October Cardiff will host one of the UK’s biggest arms fairs at the Motorpoint Arena. Let’s show them what we think of their dirty business! We call on people from south Wales and beyond to come and picket outside the arena that day from the time they open for registration at 8.30 am.

DPRTE this year will be attended by some of the UK’s biggest arms companies, as their exhibitor list shows. They also host a conference, with keynote speakers from industry and government.

The arms fair was previously held in Bristol, but was forced out by protests.

We hope to see you there. If you would like to be a legal observer contact us at stopnatocymru@riseup.net . You can also contact us by that email address for any additional information regarding the demonstration.

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