Posts Tagged ‘International Solidarity’
Friday, May 29th, 2015
From NYC ABC:
Our comrades in NYC Antifa are calling for an international day of
solidarity with antifa political prisoners. Below is their call for
On Saturday, July 25, 2015 antifascists will fight against those who— in
the government or in the streets, dream of imposing their fascist and
other Far Right nationalist nightmares on the rest of us. Throughout the
world, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist bigotries
are on the rise. Antifas are on the frontline in confronting these
reactionary politics, and we will not forget our comrades imprisoned in
the course of this struggle. The July 25 International Day of Solidarity
with Antifascist Prisoners originated in 2014 as a day of Solidarity
with Jock Palfreeman, an Australian who is imprisoned in Bulgaria for
defending two Romani men from an attack by fascist football hooligans.
Groups around the world took action: holding demonstrations, benefits
supporting the Bulgarian Prisoners Association, writing to Jock, and
talking about the plight of the Romani and Sinti people in general. In
2015 we would like to expand this day of solidarity to all antifascist
prisoners around the world. We encourage groups to take the day to plan
an event of their choice— whether it is a letter-writing, demonstration,
benefit, or other action, and to focus on the prisoners and related
issues that are of most importance to them locally. For now, this is a
call for endorsements by international groups, organizations,
collective, and formations; a formal announcement is forthcoming.
ENDORSEMENTS CAN BE SENT TO: email@example.com
If there is an antifa prisoner you support, please e-mail us with his or
her details and the language(s) they can read.
Friday, May 8th, 2015
From Insurrection News:
An Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) – International Revolutionary Front (IRF) cell based in Chile calling itself Grupo Kapibara have released a communique claiming responsibility for an incendiary attack against a substation of the electricity provider Chilectra in Santiago on 06.05.15.
According to the communique a timed incendiary device containing 1.2 liters of gasoline and 400 grams of polystyrene was placed in a room inside the substation. The timing mechanism was set to activate half an hour after placement of the device but for unknown reasons activation did not occur until several hours later.
The communique states that the action was carried out in order to strike a destructive blow against the techno-industrial system in defense of Mother Earth. The communique also contains expressions of solidarity with the anarchist nihilist prisoner Spyros Mandylas held captive in Greece, the comrades Nataly, Juan and Guillermo on hunger strike in Chile and the comrades Sol, Tato and Javier, also imprisoned in Chile. Mention is also made of fallen anarchist Punky Mauri who died in 2009 while attempting to place a bomb at the prison warden’s school in Santiago, Chile.
LONG LIVE FAI-IRF / LONG LIVE THE BLACK INTERNATIONAL
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
El día 6 de Mayo se realizaron dos amenazas de bomba en forma simultanea, contra el vuelo de Aerolineas Argentinas Num. 1360 con destino Bogotá, y contra la Embajada Colombiana.
Por otra parte también se saboteo un cajero automático del banco Santander, inutilizandolo con sencillos medios, en pleno centro porteño y a plena luz del día.
Con estos pequeños gestos, respondemos el llamado para recordar al compañero Nicolas Neira, asesinado hace ya 10 años por la policía colombiana, y enviamos nuestra complicidad al compañero anarquista/nihilista Spyros Mandylas, encarcelado en Grecia y actualmente en una huelga de hambre por su libertad que lo tiene al borde de la muerte. (more…)
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
A lxs compañerxs que en Chile y el mundo se enfrentan a toda forma de
A las mentes y conciencias insumisas que rechazan la dominación y
anhelan la libertad total.
A quien se sienta interpeladx y llamadx a la acción:
Quienes nos dirigimos a ustedes somos individuxs y grupos organizadxs y
activxs en la solidaridad antiautoritaria con prisionerxs anárquicxs y
Hoy escribimos para motivar que los gestos de compañerismo se expresen
de manera urgente y combativa en acciones solidarias en apoyo a la
huelga de hambre que realizan lxs compañerxs Juan Flores, Nataly
Casanova, Guillermo Durán y Enrique Guzmán. (more…)
Text by Nikos Maziotis, member of Revolutionary Struggle for the event organized by the International Red Help for the 1st of May (Greece, Switzerland)
Friday, May 1st, 2015
The events of May 1886 that took place in Chicago are a turning point in the history of the revolutionary labor movement.
It was not only the fight of the workers to reduce working hours to eight hours daily that featured in this fight and led to the global fight of the proletariat for an 8 hour work day, but it was also a response of the workers to a crackdown by the bosses, and the murder of workers at the McCormick factory. This response was “Workers in arms” which called for a reaction of the working class to the killings of the bosses. It was the armed reaction of the workers when police ordered the dissolution of the Hay Market Square protest that was called against the killings of the strikers at the McCormick factory. The armed tradition of the working class and revolutionary movement was at that time closely related to unionism and the struggle for an 8 hour work day, better working conditions, wage increases, social security. And all this was seen to some extent, as a stage on the way to the abolition of the capitalist system.
Such struggles, which were inspired by the events of May 1886 in Chicago erupted in many countries over the next few years in France, in Italy, Spain, Russia, Mexico, Argentina and they were characterized by the use of armed violence on the part of workers.
Unfortunately a large part of the labor movement adopted an approach that considered armed practices as “provocation” and practices of “individual terrorism” that harm the labor movement and were therefore condemnable. There is the view, for example, that the events of the Hay Market Square with the throwing of a bomb and the armed scuffle against the police that followed were an intentional provocation to justify the murder of several of the assembled workers, but also the conviction and execution by hanging of the organizers of the Hay Market Square protest. (more…)
Athens: The Earth Liberation Front takes responsibility for an incendiary attack against a poultry company in solidarity with the prisoners struggle (Greece)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
On the evening of the Easter day, 12 to 13 of April, we attacked using 3 incendiary devices with time delay, aiming to destroy the building’s entrance and 3 vehicles (1 truck and 2 vans) belonging to a poultry company in Agios Pavlos Str. in Peristeri, as an action of solidarity with the imprisoned hunger strikers in Greek prisons.
Strength to all those who continue, to the imprisoned members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and those who are recovering, having stood with dignity and consistency against the state and in this specific timing, against the left administrators and exponents of authority – who (and this is clear for all those who don’t connive) since the first day they gripped the governmental seats have made their intentions clear, with highlight, so far, the tactical administration of the hunger strike and the eviction of the occupied University’s of Athens deanery.
IMMEDIATE satisfaction of the hunger strikers’ demands:
Abolition of paragraphs 187 and 187A of the counter-terrorist law
Abolition of the hood-law
Abolition of type C prisons
Immediate release of the heavily handicapped Savvas Ksiros
Restriction of DNA use
We chose this specific target as we believe that practical opposition to the non-human animals commercialization industry cannot be excluded from the fight against the state, the capital and every kind of authoritarian superstructure. The practice of detention is the same, equally rejectable whether it has to do with human prisons – “correctional institutions”, concentration camps or if it concerns structures of the meat and animal products industry .
The timing of our attack was no coincidence. It was a moment while the human-mass was still sunk in sloth, having done the previous days their bit towards the Church and the holy ghosts that haunt and define their very existence. Every temple of society, physical or mental, every mold, every stereotype, every habit that reproduces, feeds or just reflects the numerous faces of power, is worth nothing more than being crushed.
Such a habit is the meat eating which has been established the exact same way that the practice of nature looting is established as “normal”, as we notice it taking place in Skouries, Chalkidiki, Italy (NO-TAV) and every place in the world.
Through this action of ours we respond to the call of Chilean comrades, whose actions have given us smiles so many times. Strength to Nataly Casanova, Juan Flores and Guillermo Durán, who are on hunger strike since April 14th.
At the same time, we are sending our own signal of solidarity and complicity to all those charged, imprisoned and suffering repression, having found themselves on the attack lines of ELF and ALF.
We’re sending out a call to every rebelling individual, every affinity group, every direct action cell, in order to intensify the attacks on all fronts, in any way they think suitable, by all means available.
Synapses of Ignition for the polymorphous anarchist struggle – ELF
Tags: ALF, Arson, Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Earth Liberation Front, ELF, Greece, Hunger Strike, International Solidarity, Solidarity Action, SY.RIZ.A., Synapses of Ignition for the polymorphous anarchist struggle – ELF
Posted in Direct Action
A contribution to the international call against prisons from Chile, by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)
Friday, April 17th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
This is where wolves are silent because people are screaming…
10-20 of April: an international campaign of comrades in Chile, against prison. Ten days against the obeisances of those who learned to live like servants. A message of complicity. Words that escaped from the prisons of Chile, traveled thousands of kilometers away, crossed borders, police forces, censorship and reached our cells. Thoughts and meanings that became our sleepless friends to our difficult moments of the hunger strike we carried out. Where life and death stand a breath, heartbeat less away from each other, there where comradeship, solidarity and complicity give advantage to life. Words and thoughts of comrades from Chile gave us courage, tenacity and a hoard of smiles.
Against a society that accepts being marked with the mark of authority, with ID numbers, tax records, cameras, products’ barcodes, Facebook, virtual reality, monitors, here we also stand, we who refuse to be tamed. We refuse to become the obedient pets in the shop window of survival that repeats itself and looks like a slow death.
In different places and moments, different negation and insurrection, which although speak different languages, express common meanings, meet. It’s the meeting of all of us who discovered our true face when we put on a hood to attack the ugliness of this world. It’s the call of all of us who chose the sound of a bank’s window crumbling, the break and ignition of a molotov cocktail as it traverses the night as a glowing star, an explosion that blows up authority and silence of the social graveyard, a pistol arming while rising to shoot death carrying normality, as our music. (more…)
Tags: Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Letter
Posted in Prison Struggle
Phoenix Project 2015: Attack against animal exploitation company by ‘Arsonist Anarchist Attack – Fire and Consciousness Cell – FAI/IRF’(Chile)
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Phoenix Project 2015: Attack against animal exploitation company.
For human, animal and earth liberation (Chile)
Day by day, minute by minute, power is maintained and reproduced in the social relations of all those who accept this order based on the exercise of authority, domination and exploitation, and in all institutions, companies and machines that allow their normal development, never forgetting the voluntary action of power dignitaries and his accomplices: businessmen, politicians, police and citizen that defend power and submission, who strive for the status quo to run it and to be maintained.
When we decide to fight authority in all its forms and expressions, the struggle for total liberation makes sense, because it includes the various scenarios in which the power runs its domain. Our fight does not segment, it integrates, and so, to fight for total freedom implies also fight against State, capital, speciesism, hierarchies, specialization and varied expressions of authoritarianism.
And despite the efforts of the Chilean State to eliminate ideas and practices of revolt, direct attack by anarchic action groups still continues. (more…)
Tags: Animal Liberation, Arson, Arsonist Anarchist Attack - "Fire and Consciousness" Cell - FAI/IRF, Chile, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Phoenix Project, Rio Bueno Meat Company, Santiago
Posted in Direct Action
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
[Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras]
Facing the multiple forms of prison-capital-state`s ideology, opposing the offensive strength of our convictions is to transgress any margin, border or wall in which they pretend to live on the blind acceptance of their rotten power relationships, their nauseating moral, politics and world view.
The offensive resistance against the current state of things, clearly involves moving from words to action, from a mere slogan to the rebel fighting with existing order, from a simple critical emptied of content to the proliferation of antagonism towards revolt.
(…) Deepening the resulting consistency between theory and practice, has made us pass through the darkest recesses of the prison police-state-capitalist architecture. We have not been the first, nor will we be the last… However, in the present universe of war prisoners, different experiences of resistance to enclosure are expressed since the late 80s in the demeaning high and maximum security prisons in Chile, Peru, Brazil and Argentina, between the 90s and the present. With legal-political processes always molded and forged based on counterinsurgency interests … [With] torture and direct repression, criminalization of affections and loves, [and] constant police-journalist defamation (…)
The reality of war prisoners in Chilean prisons can not be faked. (…) In this framework we make an open call to extend all possible efforts to fight against all expressions of the prison society. We call to mobilize the imagination, the will and desire between April 10 and 20.
We salute worthy struggles in Greek prisons, chapters from the near distance accompanied with sincere affection.
(…) We embrace all decent prisoners in all cages around the world, to fugitives and to our dead ones. (…) While misery exists, there will be rebellion
SOCIAL WAR AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY
REVOLUTIONARY INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR THE DEMOLITION OF PRISONS
- Tamara Farías Vergara
- Alejandro Astorga Valdés
- Carlos Gutierrez Quiduleo
- Juan Aliste Vega
- Freddy Fuentevilla Saa
- Hans Niemeyer Salinas
- Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda
- Alfredo Canales Moreno
[Translation note: we are not the best translators, but we translated these excerpts from the original text]
Brighton: Demo – Sunday 12 April in solidarity with anarchists in Spain & Catalunya – ‘Operación Piñata’ (UK)
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
**NB: There is a demonstration organised for Brighton at the Clock-Tower on Sunday 12th at 6pm**
Last Monday (April 30th) there was a new repressive strike against the anarchist movement in Spain. Thirty-eight people were arrested in a police operation under the name ‘Operación Piñata‘. Fifteen of them are facing charges of terrorism and five are in preventive imprisonment. The raids were carried out on private homes, social centres and squatted spaces in Madrid, Barcelona, Palencia and Granada.
These police raids were carried out in a very open way, trying to create the maximum social alarm. The media have published the names of the people arrested and the groups they are involved in, presenting the fake police accusations as fact. They talk about ‘anarchist terrorism’ and organisations with leaders, hierarchical infrastructures and various ‘capitation’ methods the arrested allegedly use to ‘fund’ their ‘illegal’ activities.
These raids are a continuation of police operation ‘Operación Pandora‘, which took place last December within the context of the increasingly repressive politics employed by the Spanish government. (more…)