Posts Tagged ‘Repression’
Call for an international week of solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression (March 17-24, 2014)
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
This is a call for international solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression, whether they are stuck behind the iron bars of prison cells or hiding out for their freedom.
The state of Mexico has turned its attention to the blossoming anarchist space that has been actively attacking the state’s defense apparatus, the very foundation upon which it stands. Now is the best time to draw inspiration from the anarchist space in Mexico, and to show some love to our imprisoned comrades. The history of Mexico is very rich, and cannot be summed up in a text such as this. What can be mentioned, however, are the efforts that have been made to live in conflict with the state.
This call comes at a time when the anarchist space in Mexico has been actively contributing to a struggle against power and domination. Attacks on police vehicles, banks, government buildings, and other symbols of power have led the Mexican state on a hunt to persecute those who have effectively threatened their foundation of social peace. (more…)
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
via RadioAzione [English translation here]:
Martedì 25 Febbraio, nelle prime ore dell’alba, la Procura di Genova è ripartita all’attacco. Da quanto si legge dai giornali della stampa infame, 11 compagni sono stati perquisiti ed indagati dalla suddetta procura, in particolare dal pm Federico Manotti, con l’accusa di essere coloro che hanno attaccato la caserma dei R.I.S. di Parma il 24 ottobre 2005 in cui, sempre attraverso i pennivendoli a servizio dello Stato, sarebbero state rinvenute tracce di DNA del compagno Alfredo Cospito sul sacchetto che racchiudeva l’ordigno. (more…)
5E: End of the arraigo, terrorism case falls – Comrades now detained under charges of damages and attacks on public peace (Mexico)
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Yesterday February 17, marked the end of the 40 days of arraigo* decreed by the Attorney General of the Republic against our compañerxs Carlos López, Amelie Pelletier and Fallon Poisson.
During these forty days they tried to put together a case for Terrorism and Organized Crime against them, however, and despite intimidating and inquisitorial methods, they were unable to mount their case, so that at the end of the arraigo our compañerxs were released for lack of evidence. The Local Police of the Federal District has since detained them on charges of damages and attacks to public peace. (more…)
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
TERRORISTS ARE THOSE WHO DEVASTATE AND MILITARIZE THE TERRITORY
CALL FOR A DAY OF MOBILIZATION
There are approximately 600 people accused, over a thousand investigated, dozens of people under several restrictions (home confinement, expulsion order), fines for hundreds of thousands of euros, a trial against 53 No Tav protesters, and several comrades who have been under house arrest for months now. These numbers show the repressive fury against the No Tav movement. This August, the Prosecutor of Turin added yet another chapter to their crusade: No Tav rotesters were investigated for “actions aimed at a terroristic attack” for one of the many actions taken against the construction site of Chiomonte – and for this reason subject to restraining measures. (more…)
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Dear friends and compxs:
Our beloved Tamara Sol is imprisoned.
With the speed of an avenging lightning bolt, as always happens when they are condemning a poor person or a subversive, a judge of the system, Paoloa Robinovich, is considering sentencing her to 10 years and a day to life in prison, accusing her of “aggravated robbery” (robo calificado) the hardest statue in the Chilean penal system, arguing that Tamara Sol is a danger to society. Society constructed so orderly on the aberrant inequality between a few immensely rich and the many immensely poor; a society militarized with hundreds of cops in its streets and with everything in the periphery, taking hostage the youth of the poblaciones, with authorization to beat them, lie, create montages, arrest, reinvent cases, assassinate, spy, photograph… a society that is the “big market,” a society proud of the individualism it has created, proud of the mediocrity it has created, a society in which the mediums of communication transmit only show business or passionate crimes… The judge, defending this society, has dictated that Tamara Sol shall remain in San Miguel Jail in the high security module during the investigation period (which by principle is 60 days). In this module of punishment, there is only a half hour to go outside…or perhaps they are caged all day. (more…)
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Compañeras and compañeros,
We inform you that finally, and after a legal precision that was carried out a few days ago, there is finally a definitive date for the beginning of the oral trial of the compañeros Juan Aliste Vega, Freddy Fuentevilla and Marcelo Villarroel, accused in the so-called Security Case. We remember that they have asked for sentences for the compañeros from 18 years of prison up to life imprisonment for several bank robberies and the death of the cop Moyano in October 2007. (more…)
5E3 : Seattle solidarity demo at Mexican consulate for the arrested comrades accused of molotov attack (USA)
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
This afternoon, February 11th, there was a demonstration at the Mexican consulate in Seattle, in solidarity with Carlos Lopez and other prisoners of the Mexican state. A group of about 20 people chanted Carlos’ name as well as anti-border and anti-prison slogans, and a synopsis of the case and a statement by Carlos were read over a megaphone. There were two banners that said “Solidarity to all captured comrades” and “Solidaridad es mas fuerte que los carceles! Presxs a la calle!” We stood around and handed out leaflets to passers-by for about 15 minutes, then went inside the consulate and read Carlos’ statement again, and left and dispersed on our own accord. (more…)
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
From Bristol ABC:
A local comrade is facing conspiracy to blackmail charges relating to the animal testing laboratories, Huntingdon Life Sciences. Her trial is set to begin February 12th, while the two others charged in the case are awaiting extradition to the UK from Holland. As you are all probably aware, the state has come down very hard on the animal rights campaign and your solidarity is needed.
Statements of solidarity are really appreciated and can be emailed to: email@example.com
More info about the case: http://blackmail3.org/index.html
Below is a bit more information about their case:
People believed to be campaigning to close down the world’s third largest animal testing facility; Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS), have repeatedly been subjected to arrest and harassment.
On the morning of 6th July 2012, several teams of police raided the homes and business premises of three people arresting them on suspicion of “conspiracy to blackmail”, in relation to animal testing laboratory, Huntingdon Life Sciences. The person in the UK is accused of committing this between 2001-2011 and the 2 people in Holland between November 2008-December 2010. In recent years this charge has been deliberately used against campaigners due to its good conviction rate and because it carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. This is the third UK conspiracy to blackmail trial involving people accused of campaigning against HLS. (more…)
Thursday, February 6th, 2014
On January 17, 2014 the preliminary hearing for the case of “Operazione Ardire” was held in Perugia, concerning the Perugia line of the investigation. At the request of the public prosecutor, the nun Manuela Comodi, the charges of terrorist association (270a) has been dropped, while the comrades have been indicted for some specific facts (writing slogans on walls, etc.), which however has been recognized as the aggravating circumstance of terrorism.
Info via Cassa di Solidarietà Aracnide.
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
325 receives and transmits:
[Also see this]
This year NATO will have their next summit at Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, south Wales. In early September 2014, “world leaders” – all directly responsible for untold death, illegal torture flights, and wars fought purely to protect Western business interests and resource supply routes – will gather on the edge of this historic Welsh city.
Many people from Newport, Cardiff, Bristol and beyond, will oppose the summit and use a diversity of tactics against it. We, an anti-capitalist, anti-militarist network in South Wales, plan to facilitate mobilisations and provide
space for workshops, skill-shares and social events. We are organising without leaders as we do not agree with bosses or bombs.
NATO has often used the term ‘humanitarian interventions’ to disguise the fact that it actually fights for the strategic, economic and political benefit of the elite classes within NATO member countries. Militarism and capitalism are part of the same global power structure. A critique and confrontation of capitalism is therefore an indispensable aspect of our anti-militarist stance. (more…)
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
At the 6th of January the anti-terrorist unit announced that Christodoulos Xiros violated his 7th temporary permission to exit prison for a few days and that he escaped. Christodoulos Xiros is a member of the Marxist organization 17th November (an organization active for 27 years having claimed responsibility for 23 executions of cops, judges, journalists, politicians, American agents, dozens of explosions and attacks with rockets and he has sentenced to six times lifelong plus 1000 years to prison.
The anti-terrorist unit had the journalists say that Christodoulos Xiros co-operate for his escape with the imprisoned members of conspiracy of cells of fire. They had specific references that Christodoulos has found shelter at a safe house of unarrested members of CCF.
In the context of the anti-terrorist propaganda of media has unleashed an attack against the cell of imprisoned members of CCF. (more…)
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
On January 20th, 2014 our comrade Mario Lopez was arrested while he appeared in court, as he does every week, to sign in as part of the conditions imposed for his release on bail. At first he was informed that the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic was demanding his presence in order to ask him questions about an ongoing investigation. After being questioned he was notified that he would be arrested for a warrant for Violation of Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives for the events of June 27, 2012 (when Mario was first imprisoned: http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/2012/07/01/mexico-recent-information-about-the-anarchist-comrade-mario-lopez-hernandez/) [+ see here.].
He was transferred to the Eastern Penitentiary in Mexico City. At this time this is all the information we have.
Mario’s arrest takes place within the context of a witch-hunt of anarchists by the Mexican government. We have little doubt that our comrade, now in jail, will face more accusations by the state in an attempt to frame him. Persecution against anarchism continues, and for that reason it’s more important than ever to strengthen our solidarity.
Free Mario Lopez!
Free all anarchist prisoners!
Neither guilty, nor innocent!
Anarchist Black Cross Mexico
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
On Friday 10th of January Basmanniy district court of Moscow ceased criminal case against Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volikov and Babken Guskasyan. All four were accused of “hooliganism”, a criminal offense which is included in the amnesty bill, approved as a PR stunt on initiative of Vladimir Putin himself in advent of the Sochi Winter Olympics – most known amnestied political prisoners being 30 detainees of the Arctic Sunrise ship of Greenpeace, and two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot. Four anti-fascists had also other, less severe charges which fall under statutes of limitations. (more…)
Tags: Alexey Gaskarov, Alexey Olesinov, Alexey Sutuga, Alyon Volikov, Babken Guskasyan, Igor Hartchenko, Ilya Borodaenko, Irina Lipskaya, Moscow, Nizhni Novgorod, Repression, Russia, Sotchi Olympics, Winter Olympics
Posted in Anti-Fascist
Carlos, Amelia & Fallon: Updates about the 3 anarchist comrades arrested for molotov attacks (Mexico)
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Urgent update: three anarchist comrades arrested in Mexico, detained without bail, now facing charges of property destruction, and possibly organized crime, sabotage, and terrorism.
Call for International Solidarity on Friday, January 17th.
On the night of January 5th, Carlos – a comrade from Mexico, and Amelie and Fallon – two comrades from Canada, were arrested in relation to a molotov attack on the Ministry of Communication and Transportation and a Nissan dealership in Mexico City. The three have since been held in detention and have limited contact with anyone, including their lawyer, and Amelie and Fallon have also been visited by the Canadian consulate. Though they were initially accused of property destruction, the three may now face additional charges of sabotage, organized crime, and terrorism.
More info here plus letters from the imprisoned comrades.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Detienen a 3 compas acusadxs de Daños.
A diferencia de lo que reporto la jornada:
Ayer Domingo 5 de Enero, alrededor de las 10 de la noche dos núcleos de individuxs vestidxs de negro atacaron con PIEDRAS Y COCTELES MOLOTV las instalaciones de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes y una concesionaria NISSAN causando daños en los inmuebles y varios automóviles.
En el acto contra la SCT, nos reportan que los policias federales que resguardaban el edificio dispararon primeramente hacia el cielo como forma intimidatoria y despues dispararon en repetidas ocaciones al cuarpo de lxs compas sin resultar nadie herido.
A raíz de esto la PGJ-DF reporto tres personas detenidas, ellxs son:
Fallon Poisson (de origen Canadiense)
Amelie Pillierst (de origen Canadiense)
Carlos López Martin (de origen Mexicano)
Lxs tres son compañerxs anarquistas participantes en varios proyectos e iniciativas de afinidad. (more…)
Adriano Antonacci and Gianluca Iacovacci accused of subversive association with terrorist intent (Italy)
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Adriano Antonacci and Gianluca Iacovacci were arrested on the 18th of September, 2013, in an operation executed by the special operation department units of the Italian police (ROS). During the operation, houses were searched and personal belongings were confiscated. The two comrades are accused of several attacks against bank, furshop, ENI gas station executed by different direct action cells (“Animal Liberation Front”, “Direct Action for the Defense of the Earth”, “Informal Anarchist Federation – International Revolutionary Front”) and the law article used for their prosecution is 270bis of the penal code, which states: ‘association with purposes of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order’.
Solidarity is our weapon
Via Arginone 327
Via Casale 50/A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Sergio Maria Stefani is out of jail but with restriction. he is vegan and was involved in the struggle of animal, earth and human liberation.
Cassa di solidarietà Aracnide
Friday, January 3rd, 2014
The past two days, we have read in various police snitching websites and newspaper columns, targeted leaks by the anti-terrorist agency, which connect Inter Arma with the FAI/IRF”s projects “Phoenix” and “Green Nemesis” and claim that these are all part of the same guerrilla campaign. These specific snitches are known for targeting the comrades who participate in diffusing militant anarchist theory and action. The enemy has long ago realized the role that counter-information and translation projects play in the diffusion of Black International and in the communication between guerrilla formations all around the world. This oppression strategy, is nothing more than a known war tactic· the silencing of the opponent’s transmitters.
Projects like Inter Arma, have been targeted again in the past. We remind you that during “Ardire” operation in Italy, two counter-information projects (Culmine, ParoleArmate) and one publishing project (Edizioni Cerbero) had been hit by repression, a situation which resulted in many of them being pre-trial detained for many months. It is also known that the states of Greece and Italy co-operate against their common inner enemy.
We will not go even an inch back from our positions, nor will we change the nature of our project. We participate in an international network of similar projects and we support militant anarchy’s groups, prisoners and guerrilla cells. We have made our choice and we tend to keep our word.
For New Anarchy and the Black International!
Tags: Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Greece, Green Nemesis project, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Inter Arma, International Revolutionary Front, Operation Ardire, Phoenix Project, Repression
Posted in Social Control
Informal Days: International Anarchist Symposium – Comrade Gustavo Rodríguez disappeared and deported (Mexico)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Compañerxs, we´ll try to be as brief but objective as possible.
Since the evening of the 29th of December – the last day of the Informal Days: International Anarchist Symposium – up until today, the anarchist compañero Gustavo Rodríguez Romero has disappeared.
On the evening of the 29th, at approximately 7:30pm, Gustavo left the Che Guevara Auditorium alone headed in the direction of the Copilco metro station in order to later meet up with his partner and begin their return trip home. This never happened as Gustavo never arrived.
Five minutes after Gustavo left the auditorium, a compañera who was still at the event received a phone call from Gustavo, however only strange noise were heard, and after a few seconds the call dropped out. Given the strange call, the compañera called back on repeated occasions but without answer, and eventually assumed that later he would be in contact as had been arranged earlier. (more…)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Alfredo Bonanno o el anarquismo de praxis del siglo XXI
“Las prácticas de acción directa son ahora el corolario de este bagaje conceptual remozado. Cara a cara contra el enemigo, sin mediaciones ni gestorías: he ahí la divisa y el emblema de una práctica de intención, orientación y potencialidad anarquista”.
Rafael Spósito (Daniel Barret)
Hace exactamente cuatro años, tres meses y 22 días, recibí la llamada de un entrañable compañero comunicándome una lamentable noticia: el querido Alfredo María Bonanno, había sido detenido tras una expropiación fallida en la ciudad de Trikala al norte de Grecia. Hoy, he tenido una breve conversación vía telefónica con el compa Alfredo que me produjo la misma indignación e impotencia que aquella trágica llamada.
En medio de la gritería y las expresiones altisonantes de los represores que le ordenaban apagar el teléfono, me informó que las autoridades migratorias le habían impedido el ingreso al territorio dominado por el Estado mexicano, declarándolo “persona non grata” por su presunta “peligrosidad” y “antecedentes penales”, motivo por el que lo han deportado a Argentina. Pese al poco tiempo que pudimos hablar sentí en sus escuetas palabras la fortaleza de un irreductible. Lo primero que le pregunté es cómo estaba de salud y me contestó que bien. Enfurecido, lo único que atiné a decirle es que lamentaba mucho la decisión de estos mierdas hijos de perra y me respondió optimista, con la serenidad y la condición reflexiva que lo caracteriza: “es lógico que esto nos pase”. (more…)
Sunday, December 8th, 2013
UPDATE: Ira has been released!
LGBTQ ACTIVIST IRINA PUTILOSS FACES DEPORTATION TO RUSSIA DESPITE FLEEING BRUTAL PERSECUTION SIX MONTHS AGO.
Irina is an LGBTQ activist seeking asylum in the UK. On 6/12/13 she was unexpectedly detained by UKBA officials and taken to Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Yarl’s Wood has been the subject of recent controversy as cases of sexual abuse by private security guards against female detainees came to light (1). Despite the complexities of her case, she has been ‘fast tracked’ for a decision and faces potential deportation in a matter of days.
The so-called ‘Fast Track’ system allows asylum claims to be processed within 2 weeks, but has come under extensive criticism from migrant rights groups who claim it is heavily biased against the claimant. Less than 1% of fast track claims are successful. (more…)