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Archipelago – Affinity, informal organization and insurrectional projects (Belgium)

Monday, July 1st, 2013

PDF Archipelago

This text was translated by a comrade to English. It was taken from the journal Salto, subversion & anarchy, issue 2, November 2012 (Brussels).

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Posted in Library

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

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

via contra-info:

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

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

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Some disorder news from Belgium… via Hors Service

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Hors Service is an anarchist journal from Brussels. It’s printed in several thousands of copies and distributed in the streets of Brussels. Since a few numbers, it comes out every three weeks. Here’s the translated part of disorder news and attacks of the three latest numbers.

Beyond all borders, long live the revolt – As an echo to the multiple movements of revolt in Egypt against the new power, for freedom and the end of all exploitation, the residence of the Egyptian ambassador, Fatma El Zahraa Ottman, in Brussels was attacked by unknown persons. During the night, the attackers broke the windows, threw paint on the building and started a fire in front of it, escaping before the arrival of the police. The ambassador, the representation of Egyptian power in Belgium, was at home during the attack. (more…)

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Brussels – Top executive ExxonMobil Nicholas Mockford shot dead (Belgium)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

From Suie & Cendres:

BRUSSELS – Sunday night a top executive of the petro-chemical company ExxonMobil was shot dead in the street in Neder-over-Heembeek, near Brussels. Nicholas Mockford was shot in the head twice, when he and his wife were leaving an Italian restaurant around 22h. Witnesses saw two men running away carrying a motorcycle helmet.
The man died on the way to the hospital. His wife Mary was beaten and covered in blood. Police and DA’s office are saying that at this point they aren’t excluding any possibilities, from a hit to a carjacking gone wrong. Although the violence used appears to be disproportionate for a carjacking, especially knowing that the killers left the Lexus ATV behind.
Investigators are doing everything they can to locate the perpetrators. They are going through his work at his firm in the hope of finding a clue. ExxonMobil is the company that owns Esso, Mobil and Exxon gas stations.

15/10/2012

Translation of newspaper article by http://cryptogon.com/?p=31822

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Dark Nights #15 released – Bad Passions & More

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Dark Nights is an anarchist & anti-prison PDF freesheet to download and print out on the fly.

12 pages A4 – PDF Download free.

This issue features a front page of BAD PASSIONS : THE RIGHTS OF THE EGO : From an anti-Christian point of view by Maurizio De Simone, which will form part of a future collaborative publication concerning nihilism, egoism, refusal of society, etc by Edizioni Cerbero.

- Does Work Liberate (A poster from the streets)
- Letter from anarchist Rami Syrianos
- Declaration by Christos Tsakalos to the court
- Athens: Arson attack against ATM
- On a journey that hasn’t ended yet – Polykarpos Georgiadis
- Parole is denied for Marco Camenisch
- Thomas Meyer-Falk’s request
- Abuse of Children in UK Private Prisons by John Bowden
- Preparations for military repression at UK 2012 Olympics
- Anarchists attack the home of the President of Greece in Athens
- Belgium: Communique for arson of cars of two euro-parliamentarians, a NATO official and a diplomat

Download, print out and provoke…

Anti-Copyright Network 2012

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Milan – ATM Destruction by ‘Revolting Individualists’ (Italy)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

325 receives and transmits:

9 November 2011

In the night of 9th November 2011, in Milano (Italy), we smashed 7 bank ATMs.

We decided to attack the banks as they are the symbolic institutions of money, the pillar of today’s alienated and false social relations (work/consume) and of the power relations between the dominant élites and the mass of the exploited.

Crisis or no crisis, it’s the same existence of any economic system that disgusts us, a system that we’re not interested in saving or reforming but only in destroying.

The executives of the financial institutions, closed in their offices, everyday move huge quantities of capital, in order to gain as much profit as possible, not caring about the devastating effects that the projects they finance (wars and weapons, highways, energy plants, high speed trains, security and social control systems and so on) have on entire territories and populations.

This action is dedicated to Luciano Tortuga, Chilean anarchist comrade wounded while he was attacking a bank in Santiago.

Solidarity is not only words! Complicity and solidarity to all the prisoners that resist, and to anybody who fights here as in Chile, Greece, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, Spain, Sweden, USA and anywhere else… against any form of oppression!

Riot shouldn’t be just a day of temporary joy but a permanent life condition… to take our lives back in our hands… more attacks against the symbols of State and Capital!

Revolting Individualists

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Misinformation regarding Anti-fascist comrade Petr Silaev (Belgium, Russia)

Monday, June 27th, 2011

325 receives and transmits the following message from ABC Moscow:

As a member of ABC-Moscow I want to note that the information that’s been circulated through Russian and Belarus-speaking anarchist sites (and, recently), through international sites of our movement, is not accurate.

Our friends in Europe have reported that Petr Silaev, who was supposedly arrested in Belgium, is free (at the moment, at least). (more…)

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War, Catastrophe, Democracy, Prison – We Want Revolution

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Translated from www.finimondo.org

Text of a leaflet distributed in Brussels (Belgium) in April 2011.

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In a time when words seem to lose their meaning, when the language of power tries to penetrate all our conversations, we think it is even more indispensable to make an effort in order to speak clearly. Let’s stop parroting what the newspapers say, television shows and the powerful want us to believe. The point is neither to agree at all costs nor to convert everything, but it is to try to speak with our mouth, our words, our pains and our hopes.

War… or revolution

The beginning of NATO bombardments against the forces loyal to Gaddafi in Libya marked a fatal step. At the beginning, what was undoubtedly an armed insurrection of a significant part of the population against the regime, is slowly transforming into a military war. Apart from some self-organized forms of resistance, which all kinds of authority define as ‘irregular’, the insurrection in Libya seems to have degenerated in a conflict between opposing armies. And it is not by chance that the ‘irregulars’ down there have always been very suspicious towards the ‘official opposition’, which has copied the hierarchies, grades and structures of command of the Gaddafi’s army. (more…)

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Beautiful like the smile of the insurgents

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

There is nothing as beautiful as the faces of insurgents. Nothing in this world is so attractive, is so full of hope. No journalist, no politician, no religious leader or other will ever be able to erase the beauty of rebellion or bury it in words devoid of joy and desire.

It is primarily this beauty that strikes us when we learn of revolts taking place in North Africa. From Tunisia to Yemen, Egypt to Algeria, despite the dozens of dead and thousands injured and arrested, fear is giving way to courage, sadness is overcome by hope, the misery of being reduced to survival turns into the scream of life.

One might question the economic conditions in these countries, the rising food prices, unemployment, the authoritarian regimes and their police. One might ask why, given such conditions, revolt always takes so long to break out; how do our contemporaries manage to suffer poverty and oppression for years and years without taking up arms and shooting the politicians, the bankers and the bosses. Furthermore, we could demonstrate how also here in Belgium, more and more people are thrown overboard, condemned to languish in detention centres and prisons, and exploited in ever harsher conditions, putting up daily with authority in all its forms. One might ask …

But it is time to stop complaining. Many of us, here and elsewhere, find ourselves stuck in this world where only money counts, where our homes resemble slums more and more, where industrial pollution is poisoning us slowly. Now it is clear to everyone that they (that is, those at the top of society) will push their exploitation and domination even further, they are talking about “economic crisis “and calling on us all to accept the harshening of life at every level. But them, they are not in crisis, on the contrary, their profits are just getting higher. And who is being called upon to pay the price, here as elsewhere?

Obviously there are differences between here and there, even if the rule of money knows no borders, even if a regime, all regimes, whether democratic or authoritarian, will always mean oppression, confinement and exploitation. But the revolt, in all its beauty, explodes the differences. Burning a bank in Tunisia and Egypt calls for a bank burned in Brussels; just as the release of prisoners by the insurgents in Tunisia calls for razing the prison walls here; just as men and women, side by side behind the barricade, call to put an end to submission and patriarchy.

What fuels the revolt are not only, and it looks almost not that much, sweatshop conditions. No, the oxygen of the fire of revolt in all languages, is a beginning of freedom, this stranger who is so absent in this world, but who rises proudly in the act of rebelling. And then, everything can start to change.

Let’s leave aside any analysis of political scientists, journalists knights-of-the-democracy, or those who are already preparing to take the place of the Ben Ali and Mubaraks of this world. We are simply alongside those who, in Tunisia and Egypt and elsewhere know that freedom is neither the law nor the sharia, who want neither boss nor government, who want to try to live as free people, because, during the rebellion, they have already tasted it’s possible – and it’s sweet.

Love and courage to insurgents around the world.

Let’s set fire to the powder keg, us too.

Some insurgents from here..

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Leaflet published in Bruxelles Indymedia, 30 January 2001

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March to commemorate 16 year boy shot during a robbery in a jewellery shop. Cops attacked, cars burnt (Belgium)

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Early December – TUBIZE – During a robbery in a jewellery, a youngster, Flavien (16 years), is killed by the owner of the jewellery shop. The robbers were two, they had fake weapons with them. The owner used his hunting rifle to kill one and to hold the other one, Hassan, till the police arrived. Hassan is now in prison and refuses to collaborate with the police.

A few days later, friends of Flavien organised a march to commemorate their friend and to march to the jewellery. About 100 youngsters showed up next to the small city centre . The Federal Police and anti-riot squads were very present and blocked the centre completely, while the mayor prohibited all gathering. At the beginning of the march, some people started to attack the cops with stones. Then the family of Flavien arrived, asking for calm and saying literally “we are not here to make revolution”. The march ended therefore calmly.

In the days following the march, cars were put on fire in several regions around Tubize and in the French speaking part of Belgium:

8/12/2010, Tubize: car put on fire in the “Street of Democracy”.
8/12/2010, Charleroi: three cars put on fire.
9/12/2010, Jemeppe: five cars put on fire on different spots of the small city.
9/12/2010, Ottignies: car put on fire on the parking of the station in the “Lane of Human Rights”.
9/12/2010, Liège: four cars put on fire on different spots.

From:
Suie et Cendres – Belgium news of social war.

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Attack against Lisbon cathedral (Portugal)

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

12 October 2010

Lisbon cathedral woke up on the 12th of October with paintbombs and spraypainted.

“The S.E.F and the church go hand in hand. Let both go up in flames!”
(S.E.F. is the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras)

“Solidarity with comrades in Belgium. Fire to the detention centres!”

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Posted in Direct Action, No Borders

Despite Everything (Belgium)

Monday, October 11th, 2010

To the rebels over here and over there

It’s not easy to catch reality into words, as feelings and desires always go beyond what is offered by vocabulary. It is however a vital thing to speak, trying to give expression to our thoughts and feeling. Certainly at times when the terror of the state and her troops of order try to silence everything.

For years we’ve been saying that we need space and time to enable us to think and speak freely. This space and time will never be given to us, we can only conquer them ourselves, eradicate them from the reality of thou shall and thou must. That’s why we’ve been speaking and we speak about revolt, about deeds which create space to live, to express our desires for freedom which no longer accept the sickening misery and ugliness of this world. (more…)

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Jurgen and Paolo are free! (Belgium)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

This morning (Wednesday 2 December) the sentence in the trial against Jurgen and Paolo was given: both were accused of a number of fires in the night between 6 and 7 October, resulting in a 12 months suspended sentence for Jurgen and 6 months suspended for Paolo.

A few hours later they left Gent prison.

From Cette Semaine

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Update about Jürgen and Paolo + Letter (Belgium)

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

On the 25th of November, Jürgen and Paolo appeared in front of the court. The prosecutor asks 18 months for Jürgen, accused of 8 arsons occurring the same night and 12 months for Paolo, accused of one. The judgement will be pronounced next Wednesday, 2nd of December. (more…)

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Two Comrades Arrested (Belgium)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

In the night of the 6th of October, Jürgen Goethals didn’t come home. He was picked off the streets by cops, put in front of a prosecutor and locked up in the prison of Ghent.

Earlier that day, a gang of fascists were hosted once more by the tolerant city of Ghent. Something, which, was apparently not appreciated by everyone. In several places, people expressed their discord by causing damage to symbols of this capitalist society. We found out later that Jürgen is alleged of having participated in these protest actions.

The following days, several people are harassed by cops. (more…)

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