Posts Tagged ‘France’
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!
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
On the night of February 11-February 12, 2014, a vehicle of SPIE burst into flames, on Carducci street (ΧΙΧe).
SPIE is involved in the nuclear industry, in the optical fiber digital network and in the “1,000 cameras” plan, in the city of Paris. For these reasons, it must be attacked everywhere, all the time.
Snitch hunting has begun!
We send a greeting of love and struggle to the comrades whose trial started on February 3, in Koridallos women’s prisons. For anarchy!
Notre-Dame-des-Landes (France): Call for decentralised action for the first anniversary of ZAD evictions
Monday, October 14th, 2013
19 October 2013: Protest anniversary of evictions.
We got sent this link to check out solidarity call for the anti-airport struggle
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Lucioles [Fireflies] is an irregular newsletter containing texts of analysis and agitation in Paris and the surrounding area and analysis of everyday life from an anarchist perspective. We discuss different manifestations of insubordination and attacks in which we can recognize ourselves and uncover potential rupture against the State, capitalism and domination in all its forms by attempting to connect them each to everyday life. We do not desire to represent anyone or defend any particular piece of territory which is a scale model of this shit world. (more…)
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
“Not a minute of silence
a life of battle!”
There is nothing more tragic than the death of a comrade, whether at the hands of the state and its cops or their historical allies, dirty nazis today are partly responsible for the death of Clement. The enemy is elsewhere in the state and capital, and in any mode of management thereof, as democratic fascism.
But the time of sadness happened, just that of anger and revenge. Finished with T-shirts and “rest in peace”, finished with vibrant homages mechanical eyes journalistic scavengers, and also done with political negotiations and recovery. It is time to attack the world that produces the fascist waste of Democrats and their false enemies.
Two ATMs bank smashed to the ground between Belleville and Republic, a citizen trying to stop us loses a tooth and fails to make smash too, night of Tuesday, June 18.
This is our contribution, our anti-fascism.
Friday, June 21st, 2013
Wednesday, June 5. Only a few days have passed, yet it seems like it has been an eternity. Since the death of Clément, we have been caught in ceaseless currents of grief. Nothing, perhaps not even the years and the experience that we do not yet have, could prepare us for the death of a friend and comrade. In spite of this, we have not been granted time for mourning, as the murder of Clément was a political murder. And a murder such as this requires a political response.
The world has not stopped out of respect for our tears, so we, out of respect for Clement, cannot stop in turn. We need to raise our heads, turn our pain into anger and our rage into strength. We want the immense pain, the irrepressible anger, rage, and strength which live in these words, to give Clément’s death the meaning he would have wanted to give it: a political meaning. (more…)
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
Neither Justice Nor Peace
A week after the murder of a comrade in Paris by fascists,* a week after the ever-so-democratic police raid in Barbès…**
… a bank ATM burned in Montreuil (93), the window of the Pré St-Gervais (93) Socialist Party section shattered by blows, the headquarters of the Left Front (Front de gauche) located at Lilac (93) completely covered with tags. On both spaces and the nearby walls, one could read: “Scavengers”, “Neither the 6th Republic*** nor fascism — Revolution!”
(to be continued …)
Neither democracy nor fascism!
Down with the State and capital!
* The evening of Thursday, June 6, Clément Méric, a militant syndicalist and anti-fascist, was beaten to death by two neo-nazis in Paris. More info here.
** The afternoon of Thursday, June 6, there was a massive police raid in the Barbès area of Paris against undocumented people. More info here in French.
*** A socialist political group in France that militates for a new Republic.
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Short statement about the comrades’ death:
“In the night of Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, as he was leaving a clothes store near the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris, Clément Méric, 18, antifascist and trade-unionist, was beaten to death by members of a far right group. He had left the city of Brest to study political science in Paris. He fell victim to the growing violence of the far right, which has increased over the last months. He died from his injuries at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital the same night.
All our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones to whom we express our complete solidarity.
His friends and comrades”
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013
Over the past few nights in Paris, the screens of two ATMs were cracked, we were thinking of the anarchist comrade Henry Zegarrundo, imprisoned by the Bolivian State for a year now (he was arrested on May 29, 2012, held in prison and recently released to house arrest).
All the States, the prisons, all the banks are of this world that we hate, let’s attack them!
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Paris: Acción en solidaridad con Henry Zegarrundo
Durante las últimas noches en París, se rompieron las pantallas de dos cajeros automáticos, estabamos pensando en el compañero anarquista Henry Zegarrundo, enjaulado por el Estado boliviano desde hace un año (detenido el 29 de mayo de 2012, mantenido en prisión preventiva y mas reciente en arresto domiciliario).
Todos los Estados, las carceles, los bancos son de este mundo que odiamos, los ataquemos!
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
[Dans le lien ci-dessous, vous pourrez consulter le n°9 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. Bien à vous, et vive l'anarchie!]
Friday, May 17th, 2013
Four years. Difficult to know if it’s four years already or just four years. Four years and a long mourning which has only just begun several years after her death, after those who justice found necessary to punish directly for the accident which cost Zoé her life finished the prison sentences which they had been assigned, after those who remained outside prison were no longer listened in on, tailed, photographed, filmed, intimidated. But anyway, that’s another story. After those who believe that seeing a friend die is not enough have satisfied themselves with our pain, have been sated enough by our sadness to leave again with a full belly and head held high, proud to have restored order and justice. This order and this justice which are after our friendships and our loves, and that seek to destroy them, because our friendships and loves are, among other things, born of our desires and our potential to create a space in which to grow and develop. Without passion, theory is but a dead letter. And cynicism is nothing revolutionary. (more…)
Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Note from LT: Our path as a propaganda project is still marked by the moment when we found the information in French that a compañera had died and a compañero had been wounded, this accident happened when the two armed an explosive device during the early hours of May 1st, 2009. But we found this information and translated it more than a month after this painful accident happened, and also the information was always equally scarce. We have never managed to understand why there was such silence, if there was even a review published in France titled “Peste Noire” (Black Plague) in honor of the compañero Mauri, in which texts were translated from Spanish to French and the editors did a lot of work to copy communiques and reflections. We often asked why they couldn’t find similar texts to the ones we could find for Mauri after his accidental death, except with Zoe’s name, but the responses were always that this was how her close compañerxs wanted it. Which we never shared. (more…)
Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Nothing to declare
Why we refuse to participate in our own repression
It has now been two years since the investigation into “public defamation of public officials” and “incitement to the commission of an attack against a person without effect” was opened in relation to the tract “Correspondants de nuit: des agents de proximité de la guerre aux pauvres” [Night correspondants*: Agents of the war on the poor], published in late 2010 on Indymedia and then reposted on many sites, such as Non Fides and Retour à Belleville, but mainly distributed widely in several districts of Northeast Paris.
During the course of this investigation, we have received several summons (simple letters and then certified letters, and calls from the police on our mobile phones) which we have chosen to ignore. Some of our relatives have also been summoned and questioned.
After our refusal to cooperate with the pigs’ work, they decided to proceed with two searches, first of Dan’s house on May 15, 2012, and later of Olivier’s house on January 22, 2013, during which they robbed us of computers, USB sticks and external hard drives. Until now, we had not been indicted, but today, judge Maïa Escrive has called us to a “first appearance for an indictment.” (more…)
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Message of solidarity from some people of the ZAD (Zone A Défendre) and elsewhere in France, an occupied area against an international airport and metropolisation project.
With pleasure, we heard of the reactions of solidarity against the evictions at Athens in December and January : United States, India, England, Canada, Australia, Japan, Chile… and also the numerous actions and demonstrations through Greece.
In split of contexts differences here or elsewhere, the same mechanisms of repression sweep down on all those who struggle against the imposition of what our lives should be. And who wants a liberty which have an other flavour than the sad liberty to survive in their international competition in silence. (more…)