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NATO summit reports and photos (Wales, UK)

September 5th, 2014

There are demos taking place against the NATO summit in Wales, here is the Indymedia UK link where many photos are being uploaded by activists. There were not many people attending the demos but anarchists attended, as did communists in a Red Block.

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/actions/2014/nato/

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PDF: How to Burn Cars (Manuals)

September 5th, 2014

How to Burn Cars

The cars of the wealthy classes, the corporations and the state are the fuel of our urban barricades and the flame of our international solidarity. Using simple, easy to reproduce methods we cause chaos, in an act of social war against the capitalist system and consumer culture. Class insurrection against the prison society.

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PDF: Parcel Bombs – Chaotic Manuals of Sabotage (Atlantis of Practical Theory)

September 5th, 2014

Parcel Bombs – Chaotic Manuals of Sabotage

CHAOTIC MANUALS OF SABOTAGE

For all anarchists of praxis, nihilists, anarchists individualists, anticivilization comrades. We send you our love and blaze from the Atlantis of Practical Theory. A few months ago, CCF put a proposition on the table of the Black International.

In the communique Lone wolves are never alone…, published in the brochure of the comrades of 325, it was written: “We do not share our choices only by speaking and writing texts against the state and its society but also when we offer each other possible practical ways, to make our theory practice”.

This proposal has already been set in motion. Siblings unknown to us who share the mutiny of FAI/IRF, and comrades of praxis have published manuals for constructing explosive devices and similar chaotic arts of sabotage. Wanting to contribute as well in creating an international diffusive-chaotic anarchist urban guerrilla, we share with you some practical ideas and some diagrams longing to be detonated…

We know well that this is just a first gesture from flame and gunpowder and that countless destructive desires are waiting for us to meet again… Chaos is our friend…

We Create 10, 100, 1000 conspiracy cells

For the Spreading of FAI/IRF
For the Black International


Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF
International Sector for the Spreading of Heretical Arts (Occasionally Spectacular) of Sabotage.

PS.: All plans and manuals of destruction are not anyone’s property, on the contrary it is a practical meeting of a thousand moments, chaotic thoughts, passionate feelings, countless denials, armed desires… They belong to anyone and everyone who cover their faces with hoods, and wearing gloves, the destroy the civilized world seeking unknown possibilities of a free and wild life. That is why every comrade who comes across these chaotic manuals of sabotage can freely spread the knowledge and share them as she/he sees fit, in every discussion or meeting, or, of course, he/she can publish them in the insurrectionalist anarchist sites, thus creating the possibility of the new Anarchy…

Practical theory smiles at us!
Let us burn this world…

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PDF: “Subversión Autónoma” – Material para la guerra social (Manuals)

September 5th, 2014

Subversion Autonoma

¡A multiplikar los nukleos autonomos! ¡Guerra a los poderosos en sus territorios! ¡Guerra Social para la Liberacion Total! ¡Aqui y ahora contra toda autoridad!

Fabricacion casera de artefactos explosivos: Escritos de Anónimos Insurgentes en Afinidad en cualquier lugar del cono sur.

A continuación dejamos en tus manos una síntesis escrita de las prácticas autónomas para la fabricación artesanal y casera de artefactos explosivos usados en la lucha subversiva y revolucionaria para la extensión de la guerra social. Aquí encontrarás indicaciones, recomendaciones y recetas que para el buen uso y el cuidado de lxs involucradxs instamos a seguir con precisión y disciplina, nada de improvisaciones y apuros, siempre con la mayor concentración para evitar que alguien de lxs nuestrxs sea identificadx, heridx, detenidx o muertx.

Despreciamos la ideología y el militarismo creemos firmemente que los ataques descentralizados contra todo poder y autoridad van de la mano con la extensión del intercambio de experiencias ilegales que se forjan al calor del vandalismo y el sabotaje, de la conspiración y convicción anárquica. Soñamos con la intranquilidad de los burgueses, con el pavor de los poderosos, con el temor de ser blanco de nuestros golpes insurrectos y por esto ponemos a disposición este manual que concentra distintas experiencias desde los 90s hasta estos días.

Porque el sabotaje es un placer y el ataque nuestra pasión nuestra es la convicción.

CONTRA TODO PODER Y TODA AUTORIDAD
GUERRA SOCIAL

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Two attacks upon police targets (UK)

September 5th, 2014



via In the Belly of the Beast (and mainstream media):

Bristol: Arrest after suspected arson attack at Keynsham police station (03 Sept)

A man has been arrested after two police vehicles were damaged in a fire at Keynsham police station.

The Avon and Somerset force vehicles – a safety camera van and a support group minibus – were damaged in the blaze in the early hours of this morning.

A police officer discovered the small fire in the yard at the Bath Hill site at around 3.20am and called Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

No-one had to be evacuated from the police station because of the fire.

A man who was in the area at the time was arrested and was being questioned this evening.

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Brighton: Police car torched in suspected twin Church Street arson attack (02 Sept)

Police officers are investigating an arson attack which claimed one of their own cars.

The police car is thought to have been set fire to deliberately just half an hour after a bin containing paper and recycling went up in the same street.

The two blazes happened in Church Street, Brighton, in the early hours of yesterday.

The car was parked and unattended on the corner of Tichborne Street, Brighton, only about 50m away from the bin fire, which was outside the Mash Tun on the corner of New Road.

A fire crew from Preston Circus arrived to tackle the first blaze at about 2.30pm before returning to their station.

Just ten minutes later, they were called again to put out the police car using foam extinguishers and hoses.

The back half of the police car was destroyed.

Not one step back, arson the cops!

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Belgrade: Banner-drop for the week of global solidarity with anarchist prisoners (Serbia)

September 4th, 2014

As an act of solidarity with anarchist prisoners, an informal group of anarchists dropped a banner which read: “Against the system of domination and subordination. Against prisons and the society that imprisons.” The banner was dropped from an overpass at the highway under which prisoners are frequently transported, which is located near the Central Prison in Belgrade.

in serbo-croatian

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From contra-info

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Neither Ukrainian nor Russian! – Let’s develop our own camp, the third camp, that of social revolution! (Třídní válka)

September 4th, 2014

Analysis from Left-communist comrades Třídní válka / Class War:

When we wrote some months ago in our text, “War preparations between Ukraine and Russia – Show or Reality?i that the conditions for a new war ripen in Ukraine, many comrades expressed doubts or even disagreements with such a categorical statement. Now we can say that the conflict in Ukraine has clearly switched from the “cold” phase to the “hot” one and that what we are currently witnessing in the east of the country is the war by all definitions. From Lugansk on the border with Russia to Mariupol on the Black Sea coast two military forces compete in daily clashes when trying to enlarge the area under their control, they fight on the ground as well as in the air, in countryside as well as in industrial centers, artilleries shell villages, air forces bomb cities (under the pretext that their enemy uses the inhabitants as living shields), men, women, children die under the bombs and missiles… In four months of armed conflict more than 2,000 civilians and militaries have been killed and 6,000 others injured; 117,000 proletarians have been internally displaced and 730,000 others found refuge in Russia. Just as we were on the point of finishing this article dead bodies are strewn over the streets of Donetsk, caught in a government’s offensive stranglehold.

In the same text we also wrote that the only reply of the proletariat to the war is to organize and develop revolutionary defeatism, i.e. practically refuse to join one or the other camp, on the contrary to build connections between proletarians from both sides of the conflict through the struggle against both bourgeoisies. As even in this field things developed, our text deserves (three month after publishing) a post-scriptum.

This text is based on information drawn from different sources (that we quote in footnotes) from militant blogs to official media. This short description of events in the Ukraine required hours and hours of careful work, searching information, reading texts, watching videos, comparing different data etc. We would like to emphasize two things: Firstly, the fact that the events that we describe here were not covered by BBC or Euronews does not mean that they did not happen, that we invented them (various leftist sources and also Ukrainian and Russian media describe them). Secondly, it is clear that the news that we get from the Ukraine are chaotic, incomplete and sometimes contradictory. This however doesn’t mean that we should give up our attempt to grasp what is going on there. We believe that we should face a selective reporting of the state with a critical and radical position of anti-capitalist movement; we should develop and share information and analysis that see the world through a prism of revolutionary perspective.

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War ideology (either based on a defence of a united national state on one side or the right for a self-determination and pro-Russian sympathies on the other side) is taking root in Ukraine, civil society organizations organize fund-raising campaign to support the army, popes bless arms of this or that side, and television repeats scenes of babushkas supplying armed man with their last jar of compote. Not all proletarians however let themselves to be brainwashed with the war propaganda of one or the other side, not all of them want to sacrifice themselves “for their homeland”. Expressions of practical refuse of war slaughter appear in always greater numbers and both sides of the conflict have big difficulties to recruit new manpower for their mutual massacre. Read the rest of this entry »

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Istanbul: Construction machine sabotaged by ‘FAI/IRF Furious Hookers Militia’ (Turkey)

September 4th, 2014

A night in Bagcılar… we were at the foot of the Beast

Even though, the deepest darkness of the night is thought to hide all of this system’s infamies, it also becomes accomplice to some furious hookers who want to destroy this shit before the dawn. Although street lights, shop lights, surveillance cameras and MOBESEs sure- the eyes and ears of the State- prowl to betray us by giving a feeling like we’re under the surveillance of a rapist, this can not prevent us from transforming our rage against this rotten system to action by coalescing with shadows which remain for us from the night.

Here in one of the nights again, in Istanbul/Bagcilar, we attacked a yellow beast, which only has a task to dig concrete disintergrating the land, which takes an active role in the clear-cut of forests and in the urbanization of the last places remaining without concrete, by cutting the blood stream and defusing the connection between its organs.

We took this action in order to contribute to the “Anarchist Prisoners Global Week of Solidarity (23-30 August)”. First, we dedicate this action to anarchist comrade Tamara Sol Farías Vergara who is now in prison under charge of shooting and wounding a security guard of a bank, then Nikos Maziotis, who is now in prison after being arrested in an armed conflict, claiming the tradition of never surrendering, and to his partner Panagiota Roupa who is on the run now. Also we dedicate this action to all anarchist and anti-authoritarian prisoners around the world who are fighting against the institutions of domination.

“We were awake last night, with the dawn somethings were going wrong somewhere.”


FAI/IRF Furious Hookers Militia

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A few words related to the call for a week of actions in solidarity with anarchist prisoners / Poche parole legate alla chiamata ad una settimana di azioni in solidarietà coi prigionieri anarchici (Grecia)

September 2nd, 2014

NB: English version here on Contra-Info.

Ogni Società che voi costruirete avrà i suoi margini e sui margini di ogni Società si aggireranno i vagabondi eroici e scapigliati, dai pensieri vergini e selvaggi che solo sanno vivere preparando sempre nuove e formidabili esplosioni ribelli!
Renzo Novatore

Scriviamo questo testo per tutti gli anarchici e i ribelli, dentro e fuori le mura del carcere in tutto il mondo, in risposta alla chiamata internazionale ad una settimana di azioni per i prigionieri anarchici (23-30 agosto). Una coordinazione di azioni di questo tipo è necessaria, soprattutto a livello internazionale, dato che sollecita indivudui e collettivi ad agire nel modo che sentono, e ad esprimere e diffondere la guerra di liberazione anarchica. Comunque sia, non dovremmo dipendere solo da queste chiamate per far sentire le nostre voci e mostrare le nostre azioni. Perciò, dando per scontato che siamo una guerra infuriata, e avendo scelto questa posizione, ci confrontiamo con un nemico che possiede ogni mezzo per batterci in qualsiasi momento dell’attacco. Eserciti, sbirri, tecnologie di controllo, sorveglianza avanzata, stoccaggio del dna e impronte digitali, i media, e molte altre istituzioni e menti costituiscono il dominio verso il quale noi siamo ostili. In questa guerra, l’unica certezza è che avremo prigionieri, o anche vittime, e ciò è il punto sul quale la verifica della stessa battaglia mente. Read the rest of this entry »

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Security service starts to empty Domokos prison in order to turn it into a Guantanamo (Greece)

September 1st, 2014

via actforfree:

As of last Monday 25/8/14, the security service started to empty Domokos prison, in order for it to be transformed into a ‘C’ type hellhole, according to the fascist law 4274/2014. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday they transferred about 100 prisoners to other prisons around the country!

As soon as we got the information that the emptying procedure started in Domokos we found the decision of the Ministry of Justice dated August 1st 2014, which orders the “transformation of Domokos Correctional Facility from type B to type C prison”.
This procedure is suppose to be completed within two months after the fascist law is published.

According to safe sources, the whole procedure of evacuating Domokos prison and transferring all prisoners intended for type C prisons (first in line are the prisoners sentenced for armed revolutionary action), is supposed to be done by the end of September. This fascist law says that the prisoners will be transferred to C type prisons within 10 days from the publication of the internal law. It is not a coincidence that they are emptying Domokos in such a fast pace (30 to 40 prisoners a day).

FREEDOM TO ALL THOSE IN CELLS


COMRADES FROM ACT FOR FREEDOM NOW!

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via actforfree:

Lo scorso lunedì 25/8/14, il servizio di sicurezza ha cominciato a
svuotare la prigione di Domokos per poterla trasformare in un carcere di
tipo C, conformemente alla legge fascista 4274/2014. Lunedì, martedì e
mercoledì hanno trasferito circa 1000 prigionieri in altre prigioni
della nazione.

Appena ricevuta l’informazione della procedura di svuotamento di
Domokos, abbiamo reperito la decisione del ministro della giustizia
datata primo agosto 2014, che ordina la “trasformazione della Struttura
Correzionale di Domokos da una prigione di tipo B a una di tipo C”.
Questa procedura dovrebbe completarsi in due mesi dalla pubblicazione
della legge fascista.

Secondo fonti sicure, l’intero processo di evacuazione del carcere di
Domokos e il trasferimento di tutti prigionieri destinati al carcere di
tipo C (in prima linea i prigionieri sentenziati per azione armata
rivoluzionaria), dovrebbero terminare alla fine di settembre. Questa
legge fascista recita che i detenuti verranno trasferiti al tipo C entro
10 giorni dalla publicazione della legge interna. Non è una coincidenza
che stanno svuotando Domokos ad un ritmo così veloce (da 30 a 40
prigionieri al giorno).

LIBERTA’ A TUTTI I PRIGIONIERI


COMPAGNI DI ACT FOR FREEDOM NOW!

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Phoenix Project: Demolishing the walls that keep us apart – New series of pamphlets (Greece)

August 31st, 2014


Demolishing the walls that keep us apart

In a few days we will release (in Greek) the first of a series of pamphlets, which includes the comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Andreas Tsavdaridis and Spyros Mandylas transcribed statements, from events and interviews that have taken place over the last five years.

The first pamphlet is on the “Phoenix” Project and includes transcriptions of the four events held nationwide in solidarity with the persecuted comrades for the actions of the Project which have taken place in Greece:

1. Event held by the Anarchist Squat Nadir – Thessaloniki, 7/12/2013 / Andreas Tsavdaridis and Spyros Mandylas statements.

2. Event held by the Convention in Solidarity with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and comrades from the New Anarchy Stream – Athens, 13/12/2013 / Andreas Tsavdaridis, Spyros Mandylas and Christos Tsakalos statements.

3. Event held by the Anarchist Squat Utopia A.D. – Komotini, 14-15/12/2013 / Olga Economidou statement.

4. Event held by the Chaotic Disaster Teams – Patra, 15/12/2013 / Spyros Mandylas and Christos Tsakalos statements.

Having as an ultimate aim the dissemination of our imprisoned comrades speech to as many anarchist comrades in Greece and the rest of the world as possible, we would like to inform that this material is available to everyone for translation in any language, a procedure in which we will contribute ourselves, in collaboration with any comrade who wishes for it, in the context of partnership with individuals and groups/collectives with which we are politically associated.

Contact us on entropy_ch (at) riseup (dot) net

Circle of Individualist Anarchists
Athens, 2014

P.S. The pamphlets will be available only in electronic form at the moment.

P.S.1. The translation of the pamphlet in English is in progress.

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Burning barricades and molotovs: ‘In response to the international call for anarchist prisoners of the world’ (Chile)

August 31st, 2014

International week of solidarity with imprisoned comrades. We go out decisively and fearlessly to amuse ourselves breaking with their dogma of tranquility and legality. With the rebellion of José Huenante, boy assassinated in democracy, in mind.* Cops, screws, guards and every authority will burn with our warmful joy. Propagate the revolt.

In the defined night
the routine’s twilight
infinite particles conspire in the dissocial shadow.
In the spectra of nothing
desires are moaned
rage is howled
the forgotten are shouted
the lost echoes are roaring.

In the disrepair of one power citadel
frantic machines, swarm of slaves,
makeup powders and devices of control.
The rebellious schizos, barbarian!
We deny the everyday existence: Prisons,
schools, families, madhouses, asylums, psychiatrists
and every individual nullification.

We open the wings to come out of crevices and caves,
to bifurcate the fire in every alley,
security perimeter and place of domination.

May it be known that we overflow in all directions,
towards all the points.
We are infinite particles looking for the explosion.

A small contribution from the territory called Chile, Talca of Maule region.

Affinity group of dogs, cats and frogs

The action took place on Wednesday, August 27th; a roadblock in one of the city’s arteries, at eight in the evening.
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* 16-year-old Mapuche, who ‘disappeared’ while being held in police custody in Puerto Montt in southern Chile.

- via Contra Info.

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Filton, Bristol: ‘FAI “Sacco & Vanzetti” Circle of Propaganda by Life & by Deed’ take responsibility for an incendiary attack against BAE Arms Development Centre in the context of the NATO Summit (UK)

August 30th, 2014

In the context of the NATO summit in Newport, a cell of the Federazione Anarchica Informale (FAI) has struck BAE Systems in Filton, Bristol:

We mounted our attack against the BAE Systems arms factory in the Filton area of Bristol by setting a fire against the fuel tank outside the onsite Advanced Technology Centre (Impact Facility – High Power Electro Magnetic Facility section) on August 29th. Today we now announce carrying this out in the context of the NATO summit in Newport in five days. Britain is rife with military industrial complex structures all year round and everyone can draw her or his own conclusion.

BAE Systems are possibly the largest so called defence multinational and they are Britain’s largest manufacturing employer. Some of their major projects with the British Armed Forces alone are the NATO Eurofighter jets and nuclear submarines.

From artillery and aerial drones with specialist communication systems to the Israeli Air Force F16 fighter bombers and the shackles used on detainees in Guantánamo Bay you can find BAE Systems across the world behind imperialist conquest and the death or immiseration of millions. The company now has branches in criminal intelligence and investigation that deal with matters like cyber threats to the banking industry and was contracted by the European Union to devise the Strategic Crime and Immigration Information Management System : essentially an international police database. They are in line to profit from managing the transition of analytics from analysis of physical locations to analysis of individuals and how they interact for the advantage of law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

The factory where we hit produces hardware including that of naval frigates and combat vehicles and there hundreds of staff with the Advanced Technology Centre design cutting edge weaponry for global markets. Just a few of their specialities are :

Abnormal behaviour detection & video analytics
Bio-inspired technology
Micro & nanotechnology and smart materials
Technologies for covert & secure operations

BAE Systems are at the forefront of military robotics as well as the latest innovations such as cloaking devices for tanks and body armour formed from liquid to make the modern flesh and blood killing machine even more agile and deadly. Look to their armoured land vehicles which are autonomous of human supervision (like those patrolling the Israeli-Gaza and Israeli-Lebanon border zones) or the tiny above ground or under water machines modelled on insects for audio-visual reconnaissance to see a sign of our future they are preparing.

The company make explicit reference to the age of asymmetric warfare and the crossover from use of their products on the battle field to use within society at large : a common phenomenon in the sector. A case to illustrate this is the high power BAE Systems night vision gear finding its way into the civilian surveillance camera market to advance the project making open prisons out of the urban centres and anywhere it is needed to protect the system and its commodities.

Need we write more to demonstrate how technological development under the civilised power structure is leading us to a desolate automated landscape of near total dominance and potential annihilation? The hour is late and the brave new world with amplified demand for submission will be the price for our indifference.

To go after them on what they thought was safe ground is what we decided to return in kind for the business BAE Systems have chosen. Through the attack we are with those incarcerated for their own path towards anarchy :

Gianluca Iacovacci and Adriano Antonacci
Marco Camenisch
Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito

Every year they spend inside, the destructive acts will multiply. Honour also to fighters of days gone by who walked armed against dominance in their time.

FAI “Sacco & Vanzetti” Circle of Propaganda by Life & by Deed

August 23-30, Anarchist Prisoners Global Week of Solidarity!

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2015年 「8・6集会」への誘い Invitation to the “August 6″ Anarchist Gathering in 2015 at Hiroshima (Japan)

August 30th, 2014

The Association for Anarchism Studies in Hiroshima decided at the ‘August 6th Gathering’ [date of the atomic-bombing in that city] this year to invite a wide range of people with an interest in anarchism from within and without Japan to the ‘August 6th Gathering’ of 2015, as it will be 70 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and since Japan lost the war.

Welcoming this invitation, the Kansai anarchism studies group has decided to participate in organizing the ‘August 6th Gathering’ along with the Hiroshima anarchism research group, and would like to specifically call out to people with an interest in anarchism outside of Japan.

The Kansai anarchism studies group is accepting applications to the 2015 ‘August 6th Gathering.’ If you would like to participate please contact us by emailing the address below. We are also accepting applications from groups or individuals who are able to participate as co-organizers of this event along with us. Read the rest of this entry »

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Arson against fascist squatted centre in Madrid and call to action 30 Aug / 6pm (Spain)

August 30th, 2014

Nazi squat ‘Ramiro Ledesma’ in Madrid burned and painted with slogan-threat. Call today 30th August at 18:00 for antifascist action. Fire was set at the door of the fascist social centre and a slogan written “Get out of our neighborhoods” on the facade. The industrial building was ‘squatted’ early last week by a group of Nazi-Fascist “Republican Social Movement” (MSR), in the district of Tetuan, Madrid, named ‘Ramiro Ledesma’, and it suffered an assault in the early hours of yesterday.

Popular Call to antifascist action

Anti-fascist demonstration in Tetouan district against the occupation of a building by the neo-Nazi party ideology MSR.

Saturday, 30 August 2014 at 18:00. From the Plaza de las Palomas (officially Plaza del Canal de Isabel II).

Death to fascism and nationalism.

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Solidaridad con Bernhard Heidbreder (Venezuela)

August 30th, 2014

En el marco de la campaña internacional contra la extradición de Bernhard Heidbreder por parte del Estado de Venezuela, hemos elaborado este volante full color para que los compas lo distribuyan en sus espacios de desarrollo. Si deseas colaborar económicamente con su impresión para obtener unas copias, por favor comunícate a este correo> publicacioncurare@riseup.net

El traslado de la sede de la Interpol a un nuevo centro de reclusión, pone de manifiesto que las acciones de solidaridad son importantes para evitar la extradicion de este activista por los inmigrantes ilegales en Alemania. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Against all States – Against all Gods’ by Venona Q. (ISIS)

August 29th, 2014

A brief musing by individualist nihilist-anarchist, Venona Q.:

The rise of the Islamic State and the atrocities coming out of Iraq and Syria has shocked, distressed and unnerved me. As an anarchist, I am used to criticising the West, capitalism, the incursion of Western troops into countries they want to de-stabilise and turn into a resource for the profit of the rich in Europe and America. But being an anarchist does not make me immune to fear or disgust and it is my responsibility to recognise what I feel, to understand it and if possible to act. Coming at the end of some years now of rising worldwide Islamic fundamentalism, these latest acts send a shiver down my spine. How could they not? Hearing of the beheading of journalist James Foley, the executions of hundreds of ‘non-believers’ and the rape and enslavement of thousands of girls and women, makes me feel as if I have been plucked out of time and place and have been deposited back in the Dark Ages. As a secular Westerner, invocations to God and atrocities committed in his name are frankly medieval. Surely everyone can see how ridiculous it is to fight in a God’s name and to brutalise those who call ‘Him’ something different? Who or what is God? Where is He? Does He exist? How can anyone believe such nonsense in this day and age? Read the rest of this entry »

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Attack on Army Cadet base in Bristol (UK)

August 29th, 2014

We took action in the build up to the NATO summit who will meet in Newport to continue their power mongering disguised as benevolent international peacekeeping. To be clear, this ‘peace’ they want to keep is that of the capitalist order: the ‘peace’ of producing, consuming and obeying.

NATOs rhetoric of democracy and human rights hides its aggressive colonisation force as it moves into areas strategic for resources and political control. Meanwhile, on the ‘home front’ the role of suppressing the ‘internal enemy’ is quite clear. NATO, aware of the insurrection that flared up during the ‘Arab Spring’ just below the Mediterranean border outlined the ‘Urban Operations in the year 2020’ report envisaging “scenarios of armies engaged manually to suffocate the revolts of the poor in the suburbs of big western towns”. The powers that be are clearly honing this type of counter-insurgency warfare as much as interstate military conflict in the darkening future of further societal breakdown, economic and ecological catastrophes.

We chose the Army Cadet base in north-east Bristol, burning 1 car and 1 minibus. as an example of the ways in which militarisation works its way into the fabric of daily life. In recent years, Schools Commissioner Elizabeth Sidewell suggested that every school should have a combined Cadet force “to increase the armed forces everyday contact and influence with young people” in order to ensure the continued support of the population. The presence of the military even in schools is presented as just a natural part of ‘community’ and that competition, discipline and top down obedience are necessary characteristics.

We are in solidarity with those who took to the streets 3 years ago in August 2011, as well as those who have recently been on the streets of Ferguson, another area currently receiving military treatment. Following these insurrectionary moments the government saw one of the functions of its push for more cadets and military involvement in education in general as being to keep young people out of trouble and from being ‘anti-social’. The Phoenix School in Oldham, military academies and others are all manifestations of this promotion of blind discipline and nationalism.

FIRE TO THE MILITARY!

Random Anarchists

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Mostar: Program of 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

August 29th, 2014

Program of 8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair: Over the Walls of Nationalism

Eighth Balkan Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Mostar on 5th and 6th of September 2014 as part of Anti-Fascist festival, annual Mostar event.

We invite all anarchist/antiauthoritarian groups, individuals, publishers, initiatives and projects from Balkan (and beyond) to come and participate at BAB in discussions and meetings which will help us build solidarity networks and strong anti-nationalist and anti-capitalist movement. Mostar in many ways represent misery that is imposed on big part of Balkan through divisions created by nationalism, war and fight for power between political elites which were and still are working on destruction of all social
networks in town that go beyond these artificial “differences”. All this fits perfect to capitalist logic of “divide and rule”, since it’s used as tool for prevention of all social revolts and attempts to build up social connections that were violently broken. Read the rest of this entry »

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ABC Hurricane: New group of the Black Cross forms in Week of Solidarity for Anarchist Prisoners (UK)

August 28th, 2014

From ABC Hurricane:

Warm greetings,

We are ABC Hurricane, a UK-based Anarchist Black Cross group that supports prisoners in struggle.

We have named the group ABC Hurricane in order to be non-location specific and to be accessible to anyone wherever they are in the UK or internationally. We see ourselves as part of the Anarchist Black Cross and part of the Black International of Anarchists of Praxis.

We formed during the Anarchist Prisoners’ Global Week of Solidarity this August 2014. This week highlights the different cases of our comrades across the world – some we know about, some we didn’t know about until this week. This is a time for our prisoners, ABC, solidarity, counter-info and action groups to organise, expressing practical solidarity and the desire to see the destruction of all prisons. We believe that solidarity is not just fund-raising or charity networking but should also have an element of action and attack against the existent.

All the people in the group have been involved in prisoner solidarity work for many years but want to push the trajectory of our group beyond that. We don’t see any difference between those social and political prisoners in struggle – almost all prisoners are political in this situation. We are for the class struggle but also for the destruction of the prisons and civilisation.

Over the next few weeks we will be creating and putting out images, publications and text, and we look forward to communication with rebels inside and outside the walls, and anyone that wishes to support our prisoners.

ABC Hurricane

abc-hurricane (at) riseup (dot) net
abchurricane.noblogs.org

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