Posts Tagged ‘Repression’
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
On Monday 22 June 2015, 40 anarchists of anarchist collective “Rouviconas” in Athens, defied the so called majority in the streets, infiltrated at the center of a right wing protest of approximately 5.000 protesters demonstrating in favour of EU and IMF austerity measures in front of the Greek parliament in Syntagma square and burned several European Union flags shocking the ultra conservative crowd.
The Riot Police, now governed by the so called left government of Syriza proceeded to arrest all of the anarchist protesters, verifying that Class War exists even in the so called right to protest.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
On June 2 preliminary hearing regarding the case of anarchist political prisoner Ilya Romanov from Nizhnii Novgorod was conducted in Moscow District Military Court. Ilya took part in the court session via video conference link. The court rejected all the petitions of the defendant’s lawyer, Evgeny Gubin, including the petition to cancel his “non-disclosure” pledge, which the investigating bodies made him to sign.
Moscow District Military Court starts hearing of the Romanov’s case on June 16 at 11:00. Sessions will be held in the building of Nizhegorodskii Regional Court (Russia, Nizhnii Novgorod, Bolshaya Pokrovskaya str., 17).
Nizhnii Novgorod regional department of the Federal Security Service (“FSB”) accuses Ilya of preparing a terrorist attack (the “attack” didn’t occur at all) and an attempt for justification of terrorism. The very fact of such double “might-have-been terrorism” in Russian province (where nobody has seen a single terrorist throughout the recent history at all), performed by one political activist, tells directly about political bias in this case.
New investigation for ‘subversive association with terrorist intent’ and ‘attack with intent of terrorism’ (Italy)
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
NEW INVESTIGATION FOR 270bis AND 280 IN TRENTINO – ITALY
On their way back from a beautiful antimilitarist demo against the airport of Decimomannu [Sardinia] on 14th June, four comrades were stopped and searched by police at the airport of Bergamo. One of the comrades was notified that he was under investigation for 270bis (subversive association with intents of terrorism) and 280 (attack with intents of terrorism) following two attacks carried out between December 2013 and January 2014: the one against the techno-industrial hub “Meccatronica” in Rovereto and the other against the Tribunal of surveillance in Trento.
It must be said that investigations for 270bis have been following one another since 2000 in Trentino like in other regions of Italy. In this case the “novelty” is that the cops wanted to take DNA samples from the comrade. As he refused, they told him that procedure for forced sample taking would be put in place. In accordance with cops and judges’ statements after the events of 1st May in Milan, namely that they wanted to create a DNA database with samples taken from the streets, sample taking, accomplished or attempted, has been a constant against any comrade being arrested, evicted or stopped. (more…)
Nea Anchialos operation resulted in the death of Spyros Dravilas and the capture of Grigoris Tsironis and Spyros Christodoulou (Greece)
Monday, June 22nd, 2015
‘… as of now forever free’
Honour to Spyros Dravilas
On May 29th 2015, during an anti-terrorist operation of the Greek police in the area of Nea Anchialos in Magnesia (in close distance to the city of Volos), Spyros Dravilas fell dead inside a safe house under unverified circumstances. The police operation against dubbed ‘Distomo robbers’ resulted not only in the death of Spyros Dravilas (an illegalist and ex-prisoner in struggle), but also in the arrest of Grigoris Tsironis (an anarchist comrade, very active over the past two decades, who was on the run since 2006) and Spyros Christodoulou (an illegalist and unruly ex-prisoner).
The authorities released an autopsy report indicating that Dravilas fired a rifle inside his mouth. Obviously we cannot know what really happened, but so far it seems that his close ones and the two arrestees themselves have not refuted this version of the story.
Barcelona: Solidarity demo with anarchists persecuted by the State – 13 June 2015 – Operation Pandora/Piñata (Catalunya)
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
An “anti-repression” demonstration brought together nearly 500 people this Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Barcelona under the slogan “if they attack us for our struggles, we will respond with struggle,” it was called in solidarity with incarcerated and persecuted comrades following operations ‘Piñata’ (two are still detained, three others released under judicial control) and ‘Pandora’ and more generally against the repression of squats, and those who struggle against the state and this society.
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
Intentando siempre hacer aportes a la lucha anarquista, es que buscamos
rescatar y al mismo tiempo mantener intacta nuestra negra memoria, la
que nos habla de compañerxs, grupos, acciones, que de un modo u otro
determinan nuestro presente, pues nos consideramos continuidad
historica, con nuestras innovaciones y nuestro contexto actual, de una
lucha que no olvida ni traiciona.
En esta ocasión, y aunque la idea inicial era publicar este escrito el 6
de junio (fecha de la caida en combate del compañero), gustamos de
compartir un escrito recordando a Sergio Urubu Terensi, anarquista que
actuo en la región argentina. (more…)
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
From Bristol Defendant Solidarity:
Police in the UK are allowed to question anyone entering/leaving the country about “terrorism” – without the right to silence. We have spoken to a number of anarchists who have been questioned under these powers, known as “Schedule 7″. Because of a lack of information on the law, most of those stopped have given more information than they had to. This includes people from outside of the UK who have not even heard of “Schedule 7″ before. For this reason, we strongly recommend any anarchists travelling to/from the UK read our briefing beforehand – http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/defendant-solidarity/resources-and-advice/schedule-7/.
If you have been questioned under “Schedule 7″, please contact the Network for Police Monitoring, so they can keep track of how the police are using this power. Website: http://netpol.org; Email: info (at) netpol.org
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…)
Monday, June 8th, 2015
Repubblica Ceca, 28 aprile 2015: scatta l’operazione Fenix. Decine di compagni inquisiti, undici compagni arrestati, di cui tre tuttora in carcere accusati di aver pianificato alcune azioni dirette. Una vicenda segnata dall’inquietante ruolo svolto da alcuni agenti infiltrati. Un compagno e una compagna ci raccontano alcuni dettagli di questa operazione, con l’invito a sostenere gli arrestati, con benefit, azioni informative, lettere o quant’altro.
Cassa di solidarietà:
IBAN CZ98 0100 0000 0087 6019 0237
SWIFT CODE: KOMBCZPPXXX (KOMBCZPP)
Three of the five anarchist prisoners of Operación Piñata released + 13 June day of solidarity demo in Barcelona (Catalunya, Spain)
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
On June 1 we got the great news that three of the five comrades being held in preventive detention, accused of being part of a terrorist group under Operation Piñata (including one who was already arrested and imprisoned in Operation Pandora) are being released without bail. They still have all their charges and have to sign in frequently at court, and two of them are prohibited from leaving the country.
Operation Pandora was launched in December in Catalunya, and Operation Piñata on March 30 all across the Spanish state but focused in Madrid. The operations resulted in the arrests of 26 anarchist comrades (plus the arrests of over a dozen more for resisting the raid on a social center) on anti-terrorism charges, the raids of dozens of houses and social centers, the theft of cash, and the seizure of computers, harddrives, phones, etc.
Tags: Barcelona, Catalunya, Demo, GAC (coordinated anarchist groups), Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Operation Pandora, Operation Piñata, Repression, Spain
Posted in Social Control
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
From a comrade of ABC Brighton:
Ultimately prisons exist as instruments of state violence, and no matter how legitimized by statuary law their prime function and purpose is to inflict pain and suffering in the interests of social control. They are nothing more than blunt weapons of state power and ruling class authority and for those confined within them the experience of naked vulnerability and brutality is a constant every day reality.
Control within prisons themselves is maintained by a mixture and blend of officially sanctioned violence in the form of riot-squads, control units, segregation-units and “control and restraint teams” and the more unofficial forms of violence inherent in prison gangs and prisoner hierarchies, which ultimately are allowed to exist providing they serve the interests of the system in maintaining the overall prison status quo. Intrinsically prisons embody the iron law that ultimately power equals violence, especially in closed and total institutions like prisons where people, usually the most dispossessed and powerless, are held against their will.
In the UK prisons unofficial violence is an institutionalised and “normal” way whereby prisoners are controlled and terrorised into conforming and it is customary for those officially employed to maintain prison “good order and discipline” to recruit and manipulate prisoners into controlling their fellow captives by any means necessary, even occasionally murder. (more…)
Comrades Juan Flores, Guillermo Duran and Nataly Casanova in more than 50 days of hunger strike ($hile)
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
(By Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras)
1. More than 50 days on hunger strike: solidarity inside and outside prisons.
Anarchist comrades Juan Flores, Guillermo Duran and Nataly Casanova
continues their hunger strike, started on April 14, demanding an end of the
harassment on their closest environment; end of aggression towards Juan
and Nataly; end the isolation of comrade Nataly Casanova; end of the
indiscriminate use of DNA testing; immediate release of comrade Enrique
The three comrades remain with integrity in position of confrontation
against power, and solidarious comrades have made polymorphic demonstrations
on the streets and outside prisons. Also, barricades and arson attacks have
been claimed in solidarity with the hunger strike.
Solidarity to arrested Grigoris Tsironis and Spiros Christodoulou and in active insurrectionary memory of Spiros Dravilas (Greece)
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
20 May 2015 – Greek police terror operation results in the arrest of two comrades and the execution of Spiros Dravilas:
Living a dignified path under the most adverse conditions
The police operation in Nea Aghialos on 20.5.2015 was crowned as a “success”. The TV cannibals stand over our friend’s dead body and scream: Grigoris Tsironis, Spiros Christodoulou and the deceased Spiros Dravilas are ruthless robbers and blood-thirsty murderers.
Grigoris was and remains a comrade. From his first arrests, a result of his participation in the Polytechnic occupation in 1995 and the struggles against the regeneration of Exarchia square in 1997, up to his participation in dozens of dynamic interventions of the anarchist movement and his active presence as a worker in the courier syndicate, Grigoris was always by our side. A fugitive as of January 2006 after the expropriation of a National Bank on Solonos street, he lived ten years of battle and survival against capitalism and its repressive mechanisms.
With a bounty on his head since 2009 for the same case and targeted all these years, he managed to maintain his humanity and militancy despite the adversities and the hunt set up against him by the modern persecution squad.
Spiros Christodoulou was and remains an unrepentant proletarian who carved and carves his own dignified path under the most adverse conditions: prison and illegality.
Just like Spiros Dravilas… He had tasted it from the age of 21 when he first came into contact with the harsh reality of incarceration. (more…)
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
From soliwebsite – antifenix:
Tomas Z. describes himself as an ecological activist from Olomouc region. His most “hardcore terrorist actions” include guerilla gardening (he planted couple of plants to other person’s land without their consent) and unconventional creation of cyclepath. On April 28th he was one of eleven people detained by Counter Organised Crime Unit of the Czech Police (UOOZ) during the undercover operation called Fenix. The police is convinced that 30 year old activist is one of the leaders of Network of Revolutionary Cells (SRB). According to police, SRB supposedly planned to attack trains transporting either military equipment or Hyundai cars with Molotov cocktails. Detention of Tomas Z. was justified with his alleged connection to destroyed police car in the city of Litvinov. Tomas Z. proclaimed this allegation to be nonsense and absurd as well as his connection with SRB. During incriminated period he was not living in the Czech Republic and police was most likely aware of that. Following interview will shed the light on practises of police which seem to be filled with fabricated pre-requisitions for the detention, at least in his case. These practises are commonly employed by police in “war against terror” around the world and now successfully practised in Czech national security services.
Can you disclose details regarding your detention?
Few officers in plain clothes detained me from the flat of my girlfriend but I think they had no rights to do so. I was handcuffed and taken to my house. All together there must have been more than 10 police personnel, because we departed in three fully occupied civilian cars. When arrived to my house there was three police vans full of police armoured with automatic weapons ready and waiting. I was taken to a rented land beside (rented by police for this occasion) and there I was shown the search warrant for my house and surrounding land. Police than started with the search, apparently looking for explosives, weapons and materials connected with anarchist movement. The special dog was used (trained for explosives search) and whole search took several hours but nothing has been found because I have never had anything like that in my possession.
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Tamara Sol Farís Vergara is Transferred to High Security Prison
This Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, Tamara Sol Farías Vergara was transferred to the ill-named “Centre for Feminine Orientation” (COF) located at Vicuña Mackenna and Capitan Prat streets in San Joaquin, Santiago.
The prison guard, Jenny Muñoz Gajardo, a Commandant who is in charge of the incarceration of over 500 women in the [prison] centre of extermination of “San Miguel,” is a loyal representative of police brutality and is paid millions of pesos to employ the logic of prison punishment and the control over people’s lives. This officer let her rage out with Tamara Sol and did not let her say goodbye to her cellmate, taking her out forcefully, without giving Sol the chance to pack her personal belongings (her prison mates gathered up what they could in a bag that Sol has yet to receive). We are told that Tamara Sol resisted with punches, screams and spits while being forced out by the prison guards, and was then handcuffed and taken to solitary confinement around 6pm. (more…)
Friday, May 29th, 2015
Police crackdown on anarchist movement in Czech Republic
Arrests, home searches, interrogations, intimidation, confiscation of servers and other persecutions are results of recent wave of repressions against anarchist movement in the Czech Republic. Early on Tuesday of the 28th April, 2015 the Counter Organised Crime Unit of the Czech police (UOOZ) commenced operation Fenix targeting various individuals and organisations connected with anarchist movement across the country. Police operation was aimed on anarchist and left wing radicals who were supposed to commit series of arson attacks. Based on the information provided by the police, local news source Lidovky.cz has speculated that Network of Revolutionary Cells is responsible for the attacks.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Mikalai Dziadok protested against tortures by prison staff.
Viasna human rights centre learnt it from Valeria Khotsina, the wife of the political prisoner. Mikalai Dziadok was transferred to correctional facility No.9 in Horki
for his new prison term on May 12. On May 13, he was thrown into a
punishment cell for five days. On May 19, he was transferred to a
solitary confinement cell. Mikalai Dziadok spent the night in a very
cold cell and asked to be transferred to another cell.
On the morning of May 20, the political prisoner cut his abdomen and
arms to draw attention of prison officers. He received medical attention
in a medical unit and was returned to the same cold cell where he
remained until May 26. According to Valeria Khotsina, her husband
already received four sanctions.
Mikalai Dziadok has served 4.5 years of imprisonment for alleged
destructive actions against official buildings. He was to be released on
March 3, 2015. On February 26, the court of Mahilou’s Leninski district
sentenced the political prisoners to an additional year in a maximum
security correctional facility for violating article 411 of the Criminal
Code (disobeying orders of prison staff). The court of appeal upheld the
verdict on April 30.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
Contra el narcotráfico y el Estado Policial
La droga y la policía son la misma porquería: Que la autodefensa y
venganza se extienda
A no cederles ni un milímetro a los traficantes colaboradores y
cómplices con la represión.
El 14 de Mayo del 2015, distintas protestas estudiantiles se realizan a
lo largo de Chile. En Valparaíso un altercado por rayar una muralla,
hace que el miserable Giuseppe Briganti decida disparar una pistola 9
milímetros contra la multitud, dos jóvenes que participaban en la
protesta son muertos al ser alcanzados por las balas del bastardo.
Una sociedad enferma que avala la defensa de la propiedad privada, la
mantención del orden como un valor fundamental y justifica las
ejecuciones a quienes perturben la paz del cementerio, se alegra de las
balas de Giuseppe. La actitud matonesca, la necesidad de controlar el
territorio y mercado de drogas así como mantener la “tranquilidad”
defender la propiedad privada hacen que Giussepe dispare hacia el grupo,
sin apuntar a nadie en especifico… Simplemente Giussepe dispara, dispara
una y otra vez contra “la protesta”, cualquiera que se encontraba ahí
podría haber muerto, pero esta vez le toco a dos jóvenes.
Todo nuestro odio para Giuseppe y el poderío de los narcotraficantes
-contra quienes los sustentan, los defienden, financian y avalan-.
¡Ataca al Dominio en todas sus formas!
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
On Saturday, May 23, an activist of Autonomous Workers’ Union was attacked in the downtown Kyiv. The motives for the attack were political. The attackers had set up a meeting with the artist Dmitry M., posing as customers for his services. When Dmitry arrived, the two guys menacingly suggested to “go and talk somewhere else” and attacked him outright after his refusal. The fight was over in no time, as some passers-by intervened — the attackers withdrew, shouting their excuses: “He was the first to snitch on us on the Internet!”
The activist wasn’t injured; however, this act cannot be ignored. This set-up meeting was arranged neither by the police agents nor by boneheads, but by our Belarusian “comrades” – former political prisoner Alyaksandr Franzkevich and his friend Maxim aka “The Belarusian”. (more…)
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Thousands of protesters laid siege to Downing Street and marched on the Conservatives’ campaign HQ and Parliament, causing havoc which ranged across central London in a disruptive demo which saw at least 17 people arrested and a number of police injured in clashes. A small black bloc was active on the frontlines attacking police and defending the demo from police attacks. Eventually the demo was kettled and the crowd processed. There was a simultaneous event in Cardiff, Wales, and an anti-fascist demo in Walthamstow against the English Defence League, fascist-nationalist group.
“Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” – Fuck Tory Scum