Posts Tagged ‘France’
Friday, November 27th, 2015
Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Monday, November 9th, 2015
Monsanto situated near Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), in the municipality of La Meziere, a Monsanto research centre was victim of a fire on October 28 around one in the morning. 100 square metres of offices were destroyed by the flames, the rest of the building did not have time to be affected thanks to the very rapid response of about twenty fire fighters. The investigators sent believe it could be a criminal act because the fire had been started in two places. An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of the accident.
This R & D centre of Monsanto has a dozen employees. It specializes in research on the selection of conventional corn seeds for silage, destined for animal feed. The site is no longer functioning. It does not intervene on GMO products in any way, said the director of the Monsanto group in France in Saint-Priest, near Lyon (Rhone).
In France, the North American group Monsanto, some of whose products are very controversial, employs nearly 600 employees. It divides its activities between 11 different sites among which La Meziere. In France, the group does not sell GM seeds but conventional products for major crops like maize and rapeseed. It also markets the herbicide Roundup.
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a 64 year-old Lebanese communist, was arrested in Lyon (France) on 24 October 1984 and sentenced to life imprisonment for actions for which the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions (LARF) claimed responsibility.
In 1978 he fought with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to push back the Israeli invasion of the Lebanon.
He was due for release in 1999, and keeping him in jail responds to a political decision on the part of the French State, with the backing of Israel and the United States. The latest request for parole for Georges Ibrahim Abdallah filed in 2014 was once again turned down. But we will not be deterred by this decision; it will only make us all the more determined! We will not be silenced by this decision; we will make our voice heard! (more…)
Saturday, August 15th, 2015
Mildly interesting article giving info on international police operations against the radical left, concerning the well known vastly over-hyped cases of the ‘Invisible Committee’ and Mark ‘Stone’ Kennedy, UK undercover cop.
Against repression – Information is a weapon : Solidarity with the counter-info site IAATA.info (France)
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
An individual has been prosecuted who is suspected to be responsible for the publication of an article on IAATA.info, a collaborative and antiauthoritarian website in Toulouse. Informing people about police repression is a right and a necessity : that is why you find here a solidarity statement that denounces the criminalization and intimidation of the free independent media.
On Thursday March 7th, the corporate media announced that an individual from Toulouse was prosecuted by the State for a “public provocation to commit a crime or a felony”. S/he is alleged to be an “admin” of IAATA.info, an antiauthoritarian website based in Toulouse. (more…)
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
La discorde est une forme profonde de désaccord, un dissentiment violent qui oppose des personnes entre elles et les dresse les unes contre les autres. Ce que nous souhaitons encourager, c’est qu’elle les oppose plutôt à ce vieux-monde et à ses défenseurs, comme cela se manifeste déjà, ça et là, par de nombreux actes de révolte et d’insoumission. Il n’est pas question pour nous de jeter de l’eau sur les braises de ces révoltes, mais au contraire de jeter, comme la déesse Discordia, la pomme de discorde au milieu de cette société où les rapports marchands et répressifs semblent avoir pris le dessus sur l’entraide, la solidarité et la recherche d’une vie que l’on aimerait vivre. Aussi contre cette résignation diffuse et la recherche du consensus à tout prix – même au prix de l’apathie. (more…)
Liberation immediate de Georges Ibrahim Abdallah – Textes de Dimitris Koufontinas et Nikos Maziotis (France, Greece)
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
- G.I. Abdallah : Nouveau refus de libération
LIBÉRATION IMMÉDIATE DE GEORGES IBRAHIM ABDALLAH
RASSEMBLEMENT DE PROTESTATION
MERCREDI 25 FÉVRIER 2015
DEVANT L’AMBASSADE FRANÇAISE D’ ATHENES
(Coin des rues Vas. Sofias et Akadimias)
Le communiste révolutionnaire Georges Ibrahim Abdallah est dans son 31er année d’enfermement dans les prisons françaises. Toutes les demandes de libération conditionnelle qu’il a faites jusqu’ici ont été rejetées par les tribunaux sous des prétextes divers, après des interventions continues du State Department américain et du lobby sioniste aux gouvernements français. L’Etat français, en rôle de protectorat, met en œuvre un système d’exclusion contre un militant qui est libérable depuis 1999.
Le 5 Novembre 2014, le tribunal d’ application des peines de Paris a rejeté la neuvième demande de libération que Georges Ibrahim Abdallah avait soumis en Mars 2014.
La demande d’Abdallah était considérée «irrecevable» sous le prétexte que précédemment il n’a pas fait l’objet d’un arrêté d’expulsion. Cette parodie de justice, confirme encore une fois le régime d’exception applicable à Georges Abdallah pour plus de 31 ans. Il est confirmé que le maintien en détention de Georges Abdallah est une décision politique du gouvernement français. (more…)
Marseille: 12th Feb – Film screening of the film “Caso Bombas” on anarchists in Chile / Solidarité avec les incuplée de l’Opération Pandora (France)
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Vegan food, liberated price
For the address: email@example.com
*The film is in Spanish but the subtitles are in English
International solidarity with those implicated in Operation Pandora
“For those who struggle, the sense of solidarity intends to dismantle
the loneliness of incarceration, waging a battle against forgetting our
comrades abducted by states, bringing to light the logic of domination
that seeks to condemn them to surrender.”
– anarchists of Pandora
A year after the end of the “Caso Bombas” farce, the Spanish and Chilean
ministries, judges and cops are working together on a new case, this
time on this side of the ocean. Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar,
both ex-suspects in the “Caso Bombas” case, are arrested in Barcelona,
suspected of placing an explosive at the Basílica del Pilar in Zaragoza,
planning a similar action and belonging to an alleged terrorist
Saturday, January 24th, 2015
The local state authorities (Prefecture) have banned the fascist demo planned in Calais on Sunday by the “Sauvons Calais” group. The fascists have announced on their facebook page that they are going to obey the order and have called off the demo, although asserting that everyone has “freedom of movement [!!!] and can do what they want”.
Based on previous experience, it is likely that some fascists will still come to Calais, perhaps staying in smaller groups and launching surprise attacks rather than trying to gather together in the centre. In the past, nazi groups have lingered some days after announced demos to form “hunting parties” against migrants and anti-fascists.
Given this, and because there is always plenty to do, comrades in Calais still very much welcome support from anyone planning to travel to the town. Get in touch with Calais Migrant Solidarity.
On the English side of the channel, the simultaneous fascist demo in Dover is still very much going ahead. Antifascists will be there to oppose them. See the call-out here.
As swastika-tattooed Kevin Reche, the young leader of “Sauvons Calais”, is personally banned from demonstrating in Calais town centre, it is thought quite possible that he (and other known Calais fash) will take the ferry to Dover to join the demo there. He is the one on the right in the photo above.
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
On the 25th of January the fascist group Sauvons Calais are planning a march against migration at Place d’Armes at 2 am.
Now is the time for movement – we call for migration and any action attacking the fascism we see rise around us. In Calais we see more fascist gatherings, more threats, whilst the occupation of life by the state is ongoing. More and more the cops impose their control on the streets, jungles, houses, places were we live and sleep, our movements, the harbour and the highways, the parkings and the gas stations. Still the deaths caused by the border regime continue. The law of Europe. The fascist voices getting more seats in the shiny parliamentary rooms.
We call for anti-fascist mobilisation. The wind showed us the way in December, blowing down the new security fence at the port, installed by the UK government in a €15 million deal with the French authorities to seal the border. All things can be torn down. We dream of a time when not only so called organised fascists will not gather in the streets, but also cops and politicians responsible for the border regime don’t have the opportunity to rule over our lives and movements. (more…)
Friday, November 28th, 2014
Georges Abdallah: Nein, meine Herren, Ihr Gericht ist alles andere als unpolitisch (1)
13. November 2014
Am 5.November hat eine Instanz der französischen Justiz den Antrag von Georges Abdallah auf Freilassung für unzulässig erklärt.
Georges Abdallah ist seit über 30 Jahren in Frankreich im Knast. 1984 wurde der arabische Revolutionär in Lyon verhaftet und seitdem ist er in den Händen französischer Kerkermeister. Über 30 Jahre Knast und seine Anträge auf Freilassung auf juristischem Weg sind unzulässig! (more…)
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
Sortie du n°20 de Lucioles, bulletin anarchiste de Paris et sa région. Nous évitons avec attention d’annoncer les sorties de ce bulletin sur des sites confus comme indymedia, et comptons donc sur les sites des camarades et compagnon/nes anarchistes et anti-autoritaires pour faire tourner l’info. Etant désormais tiré à 4000 exemplaires tous les mois (enfin ça dépend!), celleux qui souhaitent le diffuser dans leurs lieux ou quartiers peuvent nous contacter.
Bien à vous, et vive l’anarchie!
Issue #20 of the Fireflies, an anarchist newsletter from Paris and its regions is available now. We carefully avoid announcing the outputs of this bulletin on confused sites like Indymedia, and therefore rely on friends sites and companion / nes anarchists and anti-authoritarians to run the info. We now print 4,000 copies every month (well it depends!) Anyone wishing to distribute it in their areas or districts can contact us.
Sincerely, Long live anarchy
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
From rabbleldn, reposted from squat.net and contrainfo:
According to a statement from squatters in the ZAD (occupied “zone to be defended”) of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, during the night between Saturday and Sunday the 26th of October 2014 a protester named Remi was killed in clashes that broke out after a rally against the construction of a dam along the Sivens forest in the wetland of Testet in the Tarn department (southern France).
Around 7000 people gathered in the ZAD (zone to be defended) of Testet, after months of police attacks and destruction of the wetland and habitations of those who defend the area. In the late evening and overnight, dozens of people attacked the forces of order that were protecting the dam construction site. Activists expressed their anger trying to delay the resumption of works, originally scheduled for Monday the 27th of October.
The cops fired rubber bullets (known as flash-balls), distraction devices such as stun hand grenades and fragmentation grenades, and tear gases. According to testimonies of protesters from the Testet wetland area, Remi must have collapsed after being hit with a grenade; then his body was reportedly taken by the repressive forces.
Prefectural authorities stated they did not want to comment on the matter before the official autopsy was made public on Monday. The government has already begun to stigmatize the protesters, in addition to trying to divide them in order to cover up what happened. But they know very well that, whatever they do, this death will have explosive consequences.
Calls against state violence and updates on planned actions in Nantes and elsewhere at: zad.nadir.org & nantes.indymedia.org
Photos from revolution-news.com
Sunday, 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”. (more…)
Monday, September 15th, 2014
(From Die Lunte)
The north side of Paris consists of a large area of social housing. The old industrial area has gradually been compressed into the east side; in between, on the northeast side, the mansions and villas of the rich spread out.
The police guard the industrial works, the east side and the houses of the northeast. But they rarely dare to venture into the north side. There the night is dangerous. When the police do venture into the north side, it is at great risk and those who do so are not squeamish. If a youth does not stop when ordered to do so, a cop shoots, or if the youth is on foot, he will simply be run over by a patrol car.
Something happened, centered in the city quarter of Noisy-le Grand. Hundreds of people took to the streets, and not just young people but adults as well, and not just blacks. It was reported as several confrontations between the police and the people in revolt and a few burning cars. Then it was claimed that the situation had normalized.
But in the days that followed, completely different characteristics developed: people did not appear in the open on the street corners to demonstrate, but joined in the complicity of the night. They formed into groups of two or three people, hundreds of small groups for systematic attack. A high school was completely destroyed. Three occupational schools blazed. Hundreds of parked cars functioned as chains of light. A bank was attacked and destroyed with molotov cocktails. In the city center there were hardly any shop windows that were not destroyed or plundered. Fire extinguishers were demolished. Gas and water pipes were sabotaged and garbage cans were set ablaze.
- the authors: vanished in the night
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
More than 30 years ago many militants from armed groups took a train and left from Italy. In the latest ’80s a good number of them arrived in France, being the first of the waves of those who had the urgency to put as many kilometers as possible between them and Italy, where repression was striking hard.
After that first sigh of relief many others followed with every rejected extradition request and with every granted provisional freedom decree.
Actually, as time passed by, we started to believe that Francois Mitterrand would keep his word. The group of Italians, hardly a community, was growing larger, inventing new forms of survival, betting their future on an informal declaration. All around solidarity was sprouting in the host nation, where the vicissitudes of Italy were followed closely, included the authoritarian drift that the Italian society was taking. (more…)
Damien Camélio, imprisoned member of the GADI (International Direct Action Group) announces hungerstrike in solidarity with prisoners of Iberia, Corsica, Euskadi (France)
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
I took the decision to subject myself to a total hunger strike.
My demands are of an anti-prison, libertarian and political nature.
As far as I don’t want to create a hierarchy among the prisoners, it seems to me logical to demand first of all the liberation and easing the penalties for those who are being held hostage for their courageous struggle for freedom of all.
Before I start, I feel that I need to remind something to the French ‘socialist’ government. One of the first measures applied by M. Mitterrand, that you claim all the ideological affiliation with, was amnesty for the prisoners of different organisations involved in a social struggle (like Action Directe, ETA, FLNC, ALP, …) To answer my demands by saying that the political situation back then was different, would be completely irrelevant. As a socialist party, you cannot deny the social pressure mounting on the poorest, you cannot deny that capitalism was ever so aggressive as it is today, neocolonialism so widespread and vicious, and the degeneration of society into fascism so present. (more…)
Calais: Fascist attacks continue against Rue Émile Dumont, Coulogne & call-out for assembly (France)
Monday, February 24th, 2014
325 receives and transmits:
UPDATE 8AM Monday 24/2:
Local Calais media are reporting the demonstration of around 50 racists continued through Sunday. The fire brigade were called after a group of men were spotted nearby by neighbours with jerrycans of petrol to prepare more molotov cocktails.
ASSEMBLY AGAINST FASCISM AND FOR TOLERANCE. AND SOLIDARITY
Call-out from anti-racist residents of Calais.
Gathering with music and dance, words and food.
Saturday 1 March 2.30 PM. Place d’Armes, Calais.
We are indignant to see that hundreds of people are living in the street whilst houses are empty and abandoned. Indignant about the passivity or hostility of the authorities and for the demonstrations of fascist hatred in these last days.
These fascists do not represent Calais. There are also many more people who have been engaged for years, as individuals or with groups, in hospitality and openness.
Whether we are long term residents of Calais or passing through, we will come to share a moment of tolerance and solidarity.
Calais: Fascists mobilise against squatters – International call-out for support and solidarity (France)
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Solidarity desperately needed in Calais to resist fascists mobilising against a squatted farm house. Up to 50 fascists have been present, throwing rocks & fireworks, with a few who have tried to smash their way in with a sledgehammer. Support needed!