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Posts Tagged ‘Bath’

Two further arrests for FAI/ELF actions in Avon & Somerset (UK)

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

The corporate press of the British regime are spewing police press releases claiming that they have arrested two young men for actions carried out by cells of the Informal Anarchist Federation / Earth Liberation Front. None of the young men have been reportedly charged yet and details are kept to what the police are willing to reveal. The police are not willing to publicise further details for fear of giving the ‘oxygen of publicity’ to the new anarchist urban guerrilla and the insurrectional fire of resistance. When info is scarce, these moments are for sharpening our determination towards the clash with the security forces, organising and developing our intentions, and preparing counter-plans to their repression. It’s not for spreading statements of victimisation and cowardice like the civil anarchists and their ‘social activist’ allies.

According to the news reports, one 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of arson of a communications mast in Bathampton last year. He was arrested on 25 July and was interrogated by detectives. This incendiary attack by ‘FAI/ELF – New Horizons of Burning Rage’ cut the television, radio and mobile phone coverage to 80,000 homes and happened on January 3, 2013. The relatively simple and repeatable action, like many of the attacks carried out by FAI/ELF, used methods anybody could research and execute. The attacks against the communications masts are done by burning the transmission conduit wires from the mast to the generator. The attack caused several hundred thousand pounds worth of damage, severed the brainwashing propaganda of the corporate regime for a short time, cut police telecommunications and was a high-profile attack making widely public the new urban anarchist guerrilla, the anti-system struggle and the fight of anarchist prisoner solidarity. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Bevan, from Avon and Somerset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team was responsible for issuing a press statement justifying the kidnapping of the man. At the time of the press statement, dated 25 July, the man had not been released and there was no more information. To date, the police have not issued a follow-up report, leading to an assumption that he has been released on bail as the police ‘continue their enquiries’ (usually a euphemism for lack of evidence to charge the suspect). Otherwise, the police would be making a great deal about the case and giving more attention to a breakthrough in their investigation which has so far had no success. Needless to say, we will continue to report on the situation. [Update: police have confirmed through the mass-media that this individual has been released without charge]

Also on 25 July, a young man aged 20 was arrested on suspicion of arson following car fires in Glebe Road, St. George last month, that FAI/ELF took responsibility for. After being questioned about the fires he was released on bail as police ‘continued their enquiries’.

These arrests come after another man, aged 33, was arrested on suspicion of ‘going equipped to commit a crime’ after his vehicle was stopped by officers in Bristol last month. He was questioned in connection with fires at communication masts in the area, that the FAI/ELF also took responsibility for, as part of the Phoenix Project. He was released without charges on police bail. There have been no more reports of the man being charged, or if he has been bailed further, and it should be clear by now that the police do not give news reports of their errors. Corporate regime newspapers ‘Daily Mail’, ‘Bristol Post’ and ‘Bath Chronicle’ are responsible for the collaboration with the security forces.

From looking at previous repressive waves, anarchists, freethinkers and anti-authoritarian rebels across the local area, nationally and internationally, should remain aware to the ongoing investigations into the attacks which have been taking place. They too can become suspects based on their political-social orientations and dissident activities. In the case of widespread repression and/or specific raids and arrests, let’s organise to attack British interests abroad in solidarity with our comrades on prison island. Within the UK, we call all individuals and groups to start or intensify their actions, spread subversion and fight against the corruption, exploitation and brutality. Let’s not leave the incendiary minority alone in their struggle, let’s use all the means at our disposal and ability. Let’s join all the battles together in an asymmetric war against the ‘social peace’. For the death of civility and the society which breeds it. The passion for freedom is stronger than the prison!

Solidarity is our weapon!

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20-25 SUVs sabotaged in Bristol & Bath (UK)

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Anarchist-Hooligans strike again…

Too many city-slickers playing at being country folk, driving around in status symbols, in a dream where the fuel never runs out, “oh it’s such a stress parking the landie, when I do the school run” why not get a smaller car, ride bikes, bus it, use your legs or even better have a lobotomy…

In the middle of December last year in Bristol, Sneyd park & Bathwick hill area of Bath, somewhere between 20-25 4×4′s/service utility vehicles had the air removed from their front tyres via several puncture wounds, there wasn’t a splash of mud on any of them! If we embrace a wide array of the aspects of anarchy then we can possibly feel healthier, more rounded & balanced as a whole within our own being, attempting to address the issues as best one see’s fit realising you can’t just pick & choose the nice bits that might neatly line-up with what one’s decided is comfortable. To acknowledge the challenge to take up & carry the torch that one extra mile, firstly for ourselves & our close friends, remembering out there the glowing spirits that flicker & know in themselves they too have to kick themselves out of this shit that we are all in, seeing that generally things are a little rough around the edges but exciting at times & on some days even potentially dangerous. (more…)

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Bath: Burning cars and a 4×4 in flames – A cell of the FAI/ELF strikes back after police are cleared of the murder of Mark Duggan (UK)

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Action report censored by the pacifist-judiciary of Indymedia UK:

8th of January – incendiary device on delay left at Kia car showroom, Lower Bristol Road, Bath. Damage to the building facade. A brand new 4-x-4 and three cars also consumed by the flames. A direct attack on exploitative manufacturing industries who profit from choking our world, who also make status symbols for our class enemies. This section of the Earth Liberation Front and Informal Anarchist Federation has them in our sights.

With the cops cleared of the execution of Mark Duggan that started the riots of 2011, as good a time as ever to re-ignite the streets.

Unfortunately for the enemy, the 32 year old man arrested for the action has no relation to our group.

Active solidarity with:

- the stirrings of new struggle against road building programs in the UK (traces of which we saw in Combe Haven), specifically with the ones who won’t take the path of liberals and pacifists next time.

- Swiss anarchist Marco Camenish (who is on hunger strike and refusing work since the 30th of December) and also informal anarchist prisoners Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai in Italy.

- Henry Zegarrundo (who we recognise as a kindred spirit through his letters) targeted by the Bolivian prosecutors, those on the run, and the anarchist and indigenous peoples still fighting the highway development.

Bristol – Toluca – Jakarta – Moscow – Buenos Aires – Melbourne – keep the fires burning

Perennial Resistance ELF-FAI

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‘FAI / ELF New Horizons of Burning Rage’ take responsibility for media sabotage (UK)

Friday, January 4th, 2013


FAI/ELF COMMUNIQUE FOR TV & RADIO BLACKOUT

As part of the ongoing anarchist war for total liberation, we carried out a hit on the Bathampton radio and TV relay station. Fires were set at four points of the structures, and we left undisturbed. As a result of the sabotage, on top of causing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage, we regionally shut down all TV channels on Freeview as well as all national analogue and digital radio stations. Additionally it took down Vodaphone and other mobile networks, damaging police communications and other digital services. 80,000 homes and businesses in the area were affected.

The entertainment industry is an important tool to manipulate human behaviour.
Without a steady supply of distractions it would be much harder to persuade people that their lives are satisfactory, to convince them to keep going to work or in whatever way to reproduce the system. So to deprive the network of the ability to offer this essential means of escape from chronic modern stress, anxiety, frustration and dissatisfaction is to undermine the smooth running of society, however temporarily.

There are many soft targets and many lo-tech methods available for us malcontents who gladly choose conflict over despair. This gives rise to the prospect of rebellion with thousands of faces, with infinite reasons to blockade and destroy whatever stands between us and our goals. We want to experience harmony as a living planet, face to face encounter as intimate circles of proud and free-thinking individuals, and a chance to mould an existence filled with wild play and fierce joy. Our first response when faced with today’s crushing domination and a subservient society will always be outbreaks of disorder, refusal and beauty.

Our comrades from far and wide who also carry this fight share our thoughts so closely that often their words could be ours. So when they are kidnapped and held far away from us our determination is only further fuelled. Following many actions in Italy the state has unleashed a wave of repression against anarchists and their projects (Operations Ardire, Mangiafuoco, Ixodidae, Thor…), some across borders, accusing some of attacks of the FAI (Informal Anarchist Federation) and raising a trophy for the media-judicial circus: Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito, who they claim are FAI / Olga Cell. But if the prosecutors thought for one minute that they had dismantled the group even in Italy with their operations, another cell soon proved them wrong with an attack on the banking system in the capital, followed by grid sabotage in Indonesia, gunshots in Mexico, liberations in Russia, bombing in Greece, mass arson in Argentina, to name but a few. The new anarchist guerrillas laugh in the faces of the powerful because the repression is only throwing petrol on the fires of the open leaderless resistance.

We are on the side of everyone who has burnt stuffy textbooks and taken the offensive to reanimate an anarchy that had turned to dust in so many throats. Any rebel’s capture becomes yet another motive to strike, as we have before and will again, as a reminder of the social cost of their imprisonment.

This action carried out eight years to the day since Xosé Tarrio (a dignified prisoner of Spain’s FIES isolation units, against which a series of attacks last decade were later claimed by the first generation of the FAI) died in the cells, leaving his blood on the hands of the jailers, courts and cops.


FAI / ELF,

New Horizons of Burning Rage

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