Posts Tagged ‘London’
Saturday, May 11th, 2013
Presenting the action map for the June 11 Carnival Against Capitalism. Some 90 locations connected to blatant murder, oppression and exploitation. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg …
Click on the image to zoom in, download and print. Also on http://network23.org/stopg8/
There is also an online map which will feature more details and even more addresses. It is still being updated. To check in for latest progress go to: mappingthecorporations.org/ and select “Mapping Capitalist London” in the sector menu.
If you have more information on any company, or want to add a new address, please email email@example.com
This is London.
London is at the heart of global capitalism. It is one of the main hubs of a worldwide system of money and power. Deals made here build factories in Asia, burn down forests in South America, and start wars in Africa. For billionaires, dictators, and other parasites London is a safe place to hide out, launder money, and go shopping. These people are not untouchable. They are right here on our doorstep, and they have names and addresses. (more…)
Friday, April 26th, 2013
“11 June 2013. #J11.
One Common Struggle.
Carnival Against Capitalism.”
London is right at the heart of global capitalism. And the West End of London, including elite areas like Piccadilly, Mayfair and Knightsbridge, is where power and greed are most concentrated. The West End is home to:
* Corporations. Many of the world’s most brutal and polluting companies, including oil and mining giants, arms dealers, and the businesses profiting from cuts and privatisation.
* Vulture funds. Global base of the “hedge fund” and “private equity” industries, laundering the world’s blood money to invest in war, food speculation and debt slavery.
* Tyrants. Government offices, embassies, cultural and commercial fronts of colonial powers and murderous regimes.
* Playground of the mega-rich. Middle Eastern dictators, Russian mafia oligarchs, and home-grown parasites all see London as a “safe” place to hide and spend their loot. (more…)
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
February 2nd: UKBA raid West African Restaurant, Old Kent Road, near Elephant and Castle.
On Saturday night, approximately 6-7 UKBA officers and around 4 police officers rushed into a West African restaurant at 8.55pm. The raiding party arrived in one white van and one silver van, licence plate BP55DCU. But this time the operation wasn’t going to take place in silence.
About 20 people from the Anti Raids network entered the restaurant hot on their heels and informed everyone present of their rights in the face of immigration checks: you do not have to answer any questions, and you are free to leave at any time. Many people immediately got up and left – presumably not wanting to spend their night out being interrogated by UKBA thugs. (more…)
Friday, January 4th, 2013
Brixton, London, 31 December 2012
The Gregorian calendar is moving towards the next chapter in the existence of those who mark time in the boredom of ritual …Suddenly they appear out of nowhere, a few people out of step, dressed in black. Unfurling banners, a strange light in their eyes, they unhurriedly conquer the urban high street and proceed towards Brixton prison. Surprise – a spontaneous barrage of recognition – claxons, shouts and clenched fists from passing cars and buses. Precious instants of reciprocated feelings:
FIRE TO THE PRISONS, FUCK THE POLICE!
At last a common language; a spark of life. To then disperse into tiny particles until we meet again. To attract, repulse, embrace and corrupt each other once more… Then the gloomy destination is reached. 800 invisible souls entombed within that monstrous edifice.
A cry into the darkness: Freedom!
Again: Freedom!!! …Response from the bowels of the State cannibal: Freedom!!!
Echoes in the night…Freedom!!!…Freedom!!! Odd fireworks are set off. Some flame-propelled plastic bags respond. At the perimeter the massive gate resists an onslaught of banging and kicking. Wild howls pierce the silence that that building has imposed on the surrounding night for almost 200 years. By the time the custodians of order arrive everyone is on their way. Each with their thoughts… Hearts and consciousness expanding throughout the reaches of the island universe of those who fight to subvert the existent. From inside the prison cells or in the open gulag under invisible stars. In their own way, each one was saying ‘I’m here!’ To the bosses of this world and those who defend their interests: Happy New Fear!
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
From London ABC:
“New Years Eve Noise Demo
Let those inside know that they’re not forgotten
31st December 2012
7.30pm at HMP Pentonville
9.00pm at HMP&YOI Holloway
Bring noise makers!”
Sunday, August 5th, 2012
… At the main gate of the Polytechnic School, on Patission Street, we dropped a banner against the London Olympics, now in progress. The banner reads: “Smash the OlymPIGS and the capitalist wankers – Arson and wildfire to the Olympic ideals – Burn, London, burn”… The Olympic ideals are stinking of money, militarization and repression. We don’t forget the comrades who, despite the super-spectacle set up by cops, military and mass media, are stepping forward and spitting the society of submission on its face. Let us also remind people of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the need to organize an international campaign against the displacements of oppressed populations who are living in the Brazilian favelas.
… From some place of Tenerife (Canary Islands), the name of which we don’t want to remember we have wanted to unite the callout made by Contra Info for actions of international solidarity.
Saturday, August 4th, 2012
From IMC UK:
Meet 6.30pm Southbank by Waterloo Bridge Friday 10th August.
This is a mid month Critical Mass to show solidarity with the cyclist killed on the road on 1st August by an Olympic bus. The headlines continually ignored the death and concentrated on the gold medals – particularly the one won by British cyclist Bradley Wiggins. All cyclists including Olympians, are invited to join us as well as wheelchairers, skateboarders, roller bladers, roller skaters and other self-propelled people.. This Critical Mass will be huge – spread the word.
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Beyond the gold, silver and bronze glitter that bedazzles us through the corporate media (the myth), there is a dark & sinister shadow comprised of greed & destruction (the reality). This shadow is cast primarily over the poor and the natural world, who suffer the most from impacts of Olympic Games. While officials’ talk about the ideals of the ‘Olympic Spirit’, ‘Olympism’, & the ‘Olympic Movement’ (with vague references to the interrelation of sports, humanity, & universal ethics: myth), it would be more accurate to refer to it all as the Olympic Industry (reality). It can be defined as such because in spite of its ‘nonprofit’ image as a champion of amateur sports, it is in fact a multi-billion dollar industry comprised of government & corporate elites working together to maximize their profits, status and power. (more…)
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Leftist protest groups, social activists and London anarchists remarked today that numbers were low on their demo which took place on Saturday 28 July.
The march, which couldn’t deviate from a proscribed route upon threat of violent arrest, restrictive bail conditions, detention or ‘anti-social behaviourial order’, was widely publicised, but did not attract many people willing to submit to the regime’s police and the corporate para-state. Some other leftists and social activists were glad that the march got worldwide media coverage, of hundreds of people attending a state-approved protest route and rally, which sent out a ‘strong message’ to the world.
From an alarmist via IMC UK:
London counter-olympics demo: back to the old A to B
A few hundred people marched from one park in the east end to another park in the east end.
Comrades! A great victory! Today a few hundred counter-olympics protestors (500 according to the BBC, or maybe up to 1000 in fact), including members of no less than 43 organisations, marched from Mile End Park in East London, to Wennington Green, another park in East London not very far away. The demo headed along the Mile End road tantalisingly in the direction of the olympic park at Stratford, before doubling back in a state-approved circular route to keep everyone safely out of harm’s way.
Everything went according to plan. No one disrupted nothing. Arriving at Wennington Green, we listened to a range of inspiring speeches, beginning with a rallying cry from someone who was introduced as the writer of a “great article in last week’s Socialist Worker”. Well done comrades for not jumping the gun and taking any precipitous action! We’re still doing a great job of lulling the state into a false sense of security as, behind the scenes, our ninja army of highly trained cadres all get into position for the final reckoning.
Message from our sponsor:
“We live in a democracy and this country has a long tradition of staging and managing peaceful protests in a sensible and appropriate manner”
Locog – Ministry for Sport
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
According to London Indymedia there was a mass arrest against the monthly Critical Mass bike demo last night, with many people detained (over 180) and bikes seized. Some of the people have been released, whilst today, 12 noon Sat 28 July, there takes place a demo backed by various leftist protest groups, social activists and London anarchists ALARM.
Full story about the mass arrest here:
Follow-up story on IMC UK here:
Dark Nights #25 : ‘The Bosses Grand Idea – The Olympic Spectacle of Money and Power’ – July 2012 (ACN)
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Dark Nights is an international anarchist & anti-prison publication of resistance reports and repression news ready to print out and distribute on the fly.
Click to Download: Dark Nights #25
1. The Bosses Grand Idea – The Olympic Spectacle of Money and Power
2. 1–10 August 2012: Contra Info call for propaganda actions against repression
3. Graffiti Raids Across London as Police Sanitise City Ready For Olympics
4. International Call for Solidarity with those raided by the FBI in the Northwest of America
5. Solidarity with Kelly Pflug-Back, G20 Black Bloc militant jailed in Canada
6. DIRECT ACTION CHRONOLOGY
Anti-Copyright Network 2012
International Network of Counter-Information & Translation
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
325 receives and transmits:
THE BOSSES GRAND IDEA – AGAINST THE OLYMPIC SPECTACLE OF MONEY AND POWER
“When the emperors must get their subjects to swallow something disastrous, they organise majestic games.” – leaflet against the 2006 Winter Olympics
Ever since they were founded in 1896, the modern Olympic Games have been more about money, power, and politics than they are about athletics and sport or celebrating some mythical ‘common humanity’. The financiers of this palaver and the economic system that underpins it have no ‘common humanity’ to share with us the excluded, despite the jingoistic London 2012 advertising forced down our throats for months and months now. (more…)
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
11.7.2012 – Corrected updated version
Dark Nights is an anarchist & anti-prison PDF freesheet to download and print out on the fly.
1. ‘Chaos just around the corner’ by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire & Theofilos Mavropoulos.
2. Against Society & ‘Civil Anarchism’.
3. Greece: Letter by Rami Syrianos in solidarity with Olga Ekonomidou of the CCF-FAI.
4. Greece: Solidarity with Olga Ekonomidou, member of the R.O. CCF.
5. Greece: Spectacle of police terrorism against the R.O. CCF and Theofilos Mavropoulos.
6. Switzerland: Silvia Guerini released from prison to Italy.
7. Italy: Letter from Stefano Fosco, one of the comrades of Culmine.
8. Italy: Peppe’s communiqué from the prison of Marassi, Genoa.
9. Against Media & State Terrorism.
10. Chile: Letter from Luciano ‘Tortuga’.
11. Mexico: Statement from compañero Mario López.
12. Action Chronology.
13. London, UK: Resist the 2012 Olympic Games of Profit, Control and Repression.
Anti-Copyright Network 2012
International Network of Counter-Information & Translation
Tags: 2012 Olympics, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Dark Nights, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, London, Luciano Pitronello Schuffeneger, Mario Antonio Lopez Fernández, Mexico, Olga Economidou, Olympics, Operation Ardire, PDF, Rami Syrianos, Silvia Guerin, Switzerland, Theofilos Mavropoulos, UK, Zine
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Monday, June 25th, 2012
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
From Bite Back:
23 February 2012
“Henderson Biomedical are a newly exposed supplier of lab equipment to Huntingdon Life Sciences. A few nights ago activists visited their premises in Lower Sydenham, London, to deliver a message to the company.
Mark if you keep supporting HLS you will continue to be a target of the animal rights movement. It won’t hurt to stop dealing with them but as the graffiti said, this is just the start if you don’t.
If you continue to be responsible for animal cruelty, the attacks will continue.
MFAH – Militant Forces Against Huntingdon
Saturday, December 24th, 2011
Meet 11pm at the benches by the Ritzy (Coldharbour Lane/Brixton Road) to march to Brixton prison.
Over the past year, we have seen prison population soar to record highs. The british government with it’s neo-liberal, proto-fascist agenda sees no problem with criminalising and incarcerating thousands of people, especially youth, all across the country. After the August uprising, during which our youth showed the authorities just a taste of how much they were willing to fight back, we have seen a brutal crackdown by pigs on anyone suspected of even minor offenses. Dawn raids, CCTV manhunts and riot police patrolling our streets have seemed to have become the norm.
With 2012 starting in a few days we should look to the future and think about about the forthcoming olympic$. The police and the army will be working to ensure the smooth running of the gam€s. It is important we remember the every day repression it will bring as well as its lasting legacy of increased militarism of police, intrusion of survelliance and generally increased police powers. We cannot let this become normal.
We invite you to come celebrate new year with us in solidarity with all those currently in prison for resisting. We will not let the prison system break their spirits and our passion for their freedom WILL be heard.
SOLIDARITY WITH FRIENDS, RIOTERS AND ALL THOSE IN PRISON.
FIRE TO ALL PRISONS.
RIOT ON, RIOT NOW.
Friday, December 9th, 2011
Actions reported via Bite Back:
December 4, 2011
“In the run up to Christmas Air France-KLM are running an advertising campaign in the UK so we gave them some festive decoration.
Paint bombs were thrown at a number of them and slogans spraypainted denouncing their involvement in transporting animals for vivisection.
Là où jamais vous êtes, nous sommes. Là où jamais vous pensez vous pouvez se cacher, nous sommes suivants.”
Animal Liberation Front
November 30, 2011
“The staff at the Beyond Retro head office won’t of been expecting the surprise that awaited them on thursday morning on Penn street in London.
With red paint splashed and sprayed on their walls doors and shutters there could be no doubt why us activists visited them.
And fyi the last word was going to be ‘yours’: as in up. We will come back to finish the sentence if you continue to sell fur.”
‘Ave a LARF – London AR Front
November 23, 2011
“Traps destroyed, feed bins overturned/emptied and marker flags taken at pheasant shooting estate nr. Malvern.
This action may be small but it is the first of many.”
November 22, 2011
“While zippos circus were holding shows in Richmond, London we visited their site one morning.
Spray paint was used to let everyone know who had been there and why. Animal abusers was spray painted on the trucks and tents.
The exhaust pipes of many of the vehicles including the tractor’s metre long exhaust were filled with expanding foam as an obvious act of sabotage to prevent the vehicles from being used.
We also filled several of the locks of the vehicles with superglue and red paint was thrown over some of the larger vehicles.
The message should be clear by now zippos. Stop using animals in your shows or the actions will continue.”
Friday, November 18th, 2011
9 November 2011
“AstraZeneca hasn’t quite learned the lesson like Novartis and Roche, that dealing with HLS is bad for business. So we decided to disrupt their day for them on 9th Nov.
While AstraZeneca use HLS to inflict great suffering and deaths on animals and humans with their unscientific wholesale abuse, there will always be those that will act for those with no voice. The countless victims of their genocide against creation must end and we will seek justice for those that have been blighted by the corp pharma machine.
We hope you ‘enjoyed’ your extra break from the offices at 2 Kingdom Street, London and we will never back down from our task. Expect much more AstraZeneca, you are firmly in our sights and you will stop your abuse and cruelty or face the consequences of your actions. Maybe next time it will be more than just a scare…
Until every cage is empty and HLS is closed”
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Today, September 22, 2011 a group of comrades paid a visit to the Chilean embassy in London in solidarity with Luciano ‘Turtle’ Pitronello, on the day he is due to appear in court to be formally charged concerning an attack on a bank in Santiago which resulted in him being seriously wounded.
A long banner was immediately unfolded outside the embassy as other comrades tried to enter. The embassy officials refused to open the door and within seconds sirens could be heard screaming. Five motorbike cops arrived, followed shortly after by a red cop car with armed special cops. Everybody in the small group stood their ground, shouting ‘FREEDOM TO LUCIANO PITRONELLO; ALL STATES ARE TERRORIST; HANDS OFF MAPUCHE LAND’.
This attracted the attention of neighbours, building workers and passersby, most of whom were curious to know who Luciano was and why we were there. Many took leaflets and actually read them, more than a few wishing ‘Good luck’!
As they left, the comrades continued to display the banner, walking (followed by the cops on motorbikes) along the streets housing some of the biggest mafias on the planet and their henchmen – Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, etc etc. Some tourists snapped pictures of the banner and took leaflets.
Greetings, Luciano, from some rebel spirits in London, and also from a few strangers who for a moment were jolted out of their daily routine. Your strength and courage are inspiration and instigation.
“Forward everyone! And with arms and heart, sword and pen, dagger and gun, irony and curse, theft, poisoning and arson, let’s make… war on society! …” (Dejacque)
THE LEAFLET HAND OUT TODAY:
FROM PINOCHET’S DICTATORSHIP TO PINERA’S DEMOCRACY
All over the world young people are fighting for their lives, their future. They have been born into a reality that can no longer conceal the massive gulf between the minority active in plundering the resources of the planet and the great masses who are being made to pay for their voracious greed and the consequences of related investment and banking procedures.
All this is carried out within the context of democracy, its rhetoric, moral imperatives and daily deception by the media aimed at perpetrating this swindle. People are brainwashed into accepting integration and collaboration in this ‘society’ as the only possible life perspective, while at the same time, due to the very needs of the mechanisms of post-industrial capital, they are excluded from doing so from school onwards.
In Chile this process has come to the attention of the world thanks to the massive protests that have been taking place over recent months and are still going on. Everybody knows about Pinochet’s ruthless dictatorship and are happy and relieved at the thought that Chile, like the other ex-dictatorships of Latin America, are now well-established democracies. But the people of Chile are no longer prepared to suffer this new form of oppression in silence. The Mapuche people have fought ceaselessly against the theft of their land and plundering of its resources to feed international capital. Since 2004 anarchist and anti-authoritarian action has grown explosively, in the streets, neighbourhoods and universities, showing the rejection of authority, the State and Capitalism. Over recent months university and school students have occupied their colleges and taken to the streets in an attempt to overturn years of neo-liberal education policies such as mass privatisation, and massive cuts in education budgets. In struggles which extended to teachers and school pupils as well as students all sorts of tactics have been tried alongside the mass demonstrations in the streets in which two young people have been killed by the police. There have been massive arrests and huge public support for the demonstrators, including the banging of pots and pans by residents of Santiago.
In this context many diverse groups have decided to pass to the offensive, attacking banks, police stations, churches, shopping centres and other structures of oppression and exploitation. In this way they are recognising who the real enemies are and where they conceal themselves, at times boldly entering the panoptical urban labyrinth to strike them, only to disappear into the night. These small attacks are carefully planned not to hurt or wound anybody, only to damage the structures of power.
But one freezing dawn of the month of May 2009, a young anarchist Mauricio Morales, is killed when the explosive charge he was carrying blew up in his hands. Following his death that was grotesquely exploited by the media, police invaded his surroundings and circle of comrades. After years of investigation the diverse police organisms had been incapable of finding the people responsible for the attacks. It takes its revenge by attacking 14 people and accusing them of forming an illicit terrorist association and carrying out the majority of these attacks in a sensational media-propelled ‘Bombs Case’ which is visibly crumbling after continuous struggle by the accused and their comrades.
In spite of such attempts by the forces of repression to silence these forms of struggle, there are still those who use all the instruments possible to fight against power.
Sadly on June 1, 2011, a terrible accident stains a new date in the calendar with blood. That cold dawn anarchist comrade Luciano Pitronello, 22 years, takes the terrible blast of the shockwave of a homemade bomb placed in a bank.
Luciano is severely wounded. His right hand and three fingers of the left one have been amputated. His eyes are seriously damaged and he can only distinguish indistinct forms. His hearing has been damaged and he has had dozens of skingrafts to his body. He continues to struggle, pushing his body to heal and facing the moral and judicial consequences.
In fact, today, 22 September 2011, Luciano (Turtle), will face the formalization of the charges against him in front of the Chilean judges. Still convalescing from his wounds and wearing a special suit for burns, Luciano will have to appear before a crowded room not only of judges lawyers and police, but also the mercenary journalists. The revenge he will receive is double – judicial and exemplary in order to give a clear signal to all those who go beyond the submissive citizen routine and the peace of cemetries imposed by normality. Power yearns to turn the life of our comrade Turtle into the example of punishment, to instill fear and stagnation into all the dissident sectors of the democratic theatre.
Immediate freedom for Luciano Pitronello!
Love and solidarity. Your rebellion has not been lost in this ocean of filth.
Anarchists in solidarity