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Communiqué in solidarity with Gianluca and Adriano (Italy)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

FOR WILD ANARCHY! IN SOLIDARITY WITH GIANLUCA AND ADRIANO

“As a prisoner I can’t stop dreaming nor imagining a world free from authoritarian violence, free from the pairs of oppressed-oppressors, exploited-exploiters. Free from moral and social restraints that regulate-inhibit appetites and circumscribe the horizons. A world free from every cages… shame of mankind. A world where human arrogance is put aside for a symbiotic and empathic coexistence with all living beings, in the respect of natural balances and where the search for individual freedom is the only path to trace for a real and collective self-determination”
(from a letter of Adriano)

Since September 2013 two anarchists from Albano Laziale and Frascati (Rome) have been locked in the high security sections of the prisons of Ferrara and Alessandria, together with other anarchist and revolutionary prisoners. The charge of “subversive association with finality of terrorism”, which will bring them to trial on the 26th of may, concerns 13 incendiary attacks and sabotages against several banks, an ENEL branch, an ENI petrol station, the working site of a discharge and other companies responsible for ecological devastation and animal exploitation. (more…)

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Letter from anarchist Steven Jablonski, Grand Jury resister (USA)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Hi, my name is Steven Jablonski. I am anarchist and Grand Jury Resister. After living in exile in Canada for about a year and a half, I returned to United States about a month ago. My return was not meant to be secretive but I felt the need to take some time for myself to collect my thoughts and decompress before I releasing an official statement. I now feel ready to break the silence and clarify some of the confusion around me being subpoenaed for the Seattle Grand Jury investigating May Day 2012 in Seattle. (more…)

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Mobilisations outside and inside the prisons against the murder of Ilia Kareli and the new Type C prison plans (Greece)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

 

Footage from these moments:

A big mobilization has started since last month in almost all by now Greek prisons. The mobilization is a reaction for the new law about the maximum security type C prisons. Meanwhile an inmate named Ilia Kareli killed a guard with a knife and the guards in different prisons along with the police tortured him and killed him. So the mobilization acts also in honour with Kareli’s murder and is continuing the struggle. We also send some photos from the A wing of Koridallos prisons (Athens) in an act of honour of Ilia Kareli’s death.

The slogans say “we never forget, we never forgive” “fire to the prisons bombs to the courthouses” “if not now when?” There is also a video of slogans that were shouted at our refusal as prisoners of the A wing and the female wing to get in the prison from the prison yard for 1 hour after the normal yard lock down.

Here are some banners from the women’s prison of Koridallos during the protest of around 1000 people outside the prison against the new maximum security type c prisons.

http://interarma.info/el/2014/04/06/ellada-pano-gynaikeies-fylakes/

Also some slogans written during the protest at Domokos prisons saying “rage and consciousness” “against the Greek Guantanamo” “knives in the prison guards” and “viva la fai/irf” Also at the Domokos prison protest there was some clashes between anarchists and cops. (more…)

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ABC-Moscow: Repressions summary for January-February 2014 (Russia)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

From now on, we are going to publish summaries of repressions against anarchists, antifascists and social activists in Russia on a regular basis, as well as on how the state opposes our activity. In the January-February issue: sudden amnesty of antifascists in Moscow, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, attempt to ban “Avtonom” zine due to “extremism”, detentions during Jan19 actions, verdicts in Moscow, Murmansk, Petersburg and other “heroic deeds” of cops from “E”-department. If you think that we have missed something in our article, or you know about other cases of repressions, please write to abc-msk@riseup.net On donations for ABC-Moscow check guidelines from here: http://wiki.avtonom.org/en/index.php/Donate (more…)

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Comrades in Skövde sentenced (Sweden)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Today, Monday the seventh of April, our comrades in Skövde, Sweden, were sentenced. The comrade who’s still kept in captivity was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison. One of the comrades who were released last week was sentenced to 1 year in prison. The other, with the more talkative approach in court, who also was released last week was sentenced to a probationary sentence. Yet two comrades, also they being on the outside, were sentenced to suspended sentences.

Even though the prosecutor creep did’nt get its will done, we see no reason to celebrate. Our comrades have still spent half a year – more and less – in the disgusting pre-trial isolation cells and they have still their sentences to either serve or evade.

Prison is and will, as long as this society continues to exist, be one of the worst weapons in the State arsenal. A weapon they are using every day in the social war against us and anybody who doesn’t fit in to their disgusting frames of Normality. Prison is however not an end station but a continuation of our struggle against this reality. To maintain a struggle without including the prison and justice system as targets, is to shoot oneself in the foot.

Fire to the prisons! Strength to our comrades!

Write to our comrades: support_mejl_now_4(at)live.se

UpprorsBladet

-always for the subversion of the existent

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Posted in Eco Struggle

Repression against animal liberation comrades in Skövde (Sweden)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Late 14th and early 15th of October 2013, five comrades were arrested and imprisoned in Skövde, Sweden, suspected for over twenty different attacks on furfarmers and the fur industry as well as liberations of minks. Three of the comrades were later considered to be main suspects and the two others were released, however still being suspects. Close upon the trial startup end of January, yet another person was detained for involvement in some of the suspected attacks but this person was also released, still being a suspect.

During their interrogations the three main suspects kept their mouths shut, besides one comrade who took the responsibility for a suspected arson against a garage belonging to a fur farmer.

Seeing the media potential, the disgusting ex-minister of justice Thomas Bodström, nowadays a populistic lawyer, took it on himself to represent all the fur farmers in the court process. (more…)

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Posted in Eco Struggle

Repression in Spain – A call for international solidarity

Friday, March 28th, 2014

325 receives and transmits this text from one of our comrades who is targeted by this latest repressive wave:

During the last three years Spanish society has witnessed a period of intense social protests against austerity, corruption, unemployment and so on. As in other times in history, the greater and more radicalised the protest the bigger the repression that the state organises against it. Since the general strike in September 2010, a common trend of this repression strategy is been a kind of ‘laissez faire’ in the streets but followed by ´selective´ detentions months later. Police have been literally knocking doors down of those who continuously take part in different actions and demonstrations, and consequently dozens of people have been arrested. (more…)

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Video: Contra la brutalidad policial y el terrorismo de Estado (Colombia)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Compañerxs, les comparto un vídeo realizado en Medellín sobre las jornadas contra la brutalidad policial y el terrorismo de Estado.

Este vídeo sale de la campaña contra la criminalización de la protesta y la lucha popular. Agradecemos difusión por sus medios. Salud y Anarquía.

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26 March 2014 : First hearing for anarchist comrades Adriano and Gianluca (Italy)

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Via Cassa di Solidarietà Aracnide:

Since October of 2013 Gianluca and Adriano are forced into the High Security Prison in sections 2 and imprisoned respectively to Alessandria and Ferrara. On March 26 the first hearing behind closed doors will be held.

They are jailed on charges that they carried out thirteen actions in the territory of the Castelli Romani against banks, a fur outlet, branch offices of ENI and ENEL [energy companies] and against the Albano landfill project.

Addresses to write are:

Gianluca Iacovacci
Via Casale 50 / A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italia

Adriano Antonacci
DC Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara
Italia

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Two Brest antifascists sentenced for fights with neonazis (Belarus)

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

In March two antifascists from Brest, Belarus were found guilty of attacking local neonazis.

Dzmitry Stsyashenka was accused of aggravated hooliganism for threatening to attack a neonazi with a knife last summer. He was sentenced to 4 years of custodial restraint.

Dzmitry Zvan’ko was accused of malicious bodily harm inflicted to a group of neonazis, who provoked antifascists on May 8, 2013. He was sentenced to 5 years of colony with reinforced regime. More on this story http://abc-belarus.org/?p=3156&lang=en

Both court sessions were closed because the complainants asked so.

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Posted in Anti-Fascist

5E: Letter from Amélie (Mexico)

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Translated from french by sabotagemedia

February 23, Santa Martha prison, Mexico DF

On the evening of January 5, I was arrested with my comrades Fallon and Carlos for allegedly attacking the office of the Federal Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico, and also a Nissan dealership. Windows were broken and molotov cocktails were thrown inside the ministry, (according to what the evidence says) and inside the new cars of the dealership. Damages are evaluated to more than 70 000 pesos at the ministry and 100 000 pesos at Nissan.

Indeed, I’m an anarchist and live in Montreal, Canada. I was traveling in Mexico, and now my trip is being prolonged some time. (more…)

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Blackmail3 Court Case Update (UK)

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Here’s a brief update on the court case for one of the ‘Blackmail3′ defendants potentially due to come to a conclusion on Monday. More info and background at www.blackmail3.org [also see previous article].

Court updates about Debbie’s trial at Winchester Crown Court over the past five weeks (so far).

Week 1

Wednesday, 12th February 2014: Debbie’s trial begins at Winchester Crown Court and is expected to last about 4 weeks. Due to prosecution’s failure to disclose information and late service of evidence, the trial was adjourned until Monday 17th February.

Week 2

Monday, 17th February 2014: Debbie’s trial reconvened at Winchester Crown Court. In an interesting development, the defence revealed that the ‘Novartis executive’ who campaigners previously dealt with, was in fact an undercover policeman, working under the alias ‘James Adams’. The prosecution were pushing for another adjournment, but the defence put forward their argument for the trial to continue as planned even though there was a chance of an unfair trial. The judge heard from both sides and called for time to deliberate, with court adjourned until 10.30am tomorrow.
(more…)

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Lanzamiento Blog Solidario e Informativo con los companeros Alfonso Alvial y Hermes Gonzalez (Chile)

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

libertadahermesyalfonso.wordpress.com

Este sitio web pretende difundir la situación jurídica-política de los compañeros Alfonso Alvial y Hermes Gonzales, encarcelados desde el 11 de diciembre del 2013, luego de un operativo policial en respuesta a un supuesto intento de expropiación a un banco de la comuna de Pudahuel. Acción repelida por el guardia armado de la sucursal que termina con la muerte del compañero Sebastían Oversluij “Angry” Seguel en el lugar.

Nuestros objetivos son claros: difundir la situación de encierro de los compañeros detenidos, agitar para su pronta salida a la calle, haciendo un llamado a todxs los compañerxs que quieran solidarizar con la situación y difundir la vida hecha guerra del hermano Angry, para que se expanda y manteniendo viva la llama insurrecta y anárquica que prendió su corazón. (more…)

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Anarchists from Petrozavodsk were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks (Russia)

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Anarchists, organizers of demonstration “Against the war in Ukraine” in Petrozavodsk, Russia were kidnapped and seriously injured by unknown people in masks.

On 9th of March, along with the traditional Food Not Bombs action, demonstration “Against the war in Ukraine” supposed to happen in Petrozavodsk, for a peaceful solution of tense situation there and prevention of bloodshed continuation.

On 8th of March evening, two organizers of the demo and one of their friend were attacked. (more…)

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Call for an international week of solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression (March 17-24, 2014)

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

From instintosalvaje:

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…)

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Perquisizioni e indagati per gli attacchi avvenuti nel 2005 (Italia)

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…)

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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

from fuegoalascarceles
translated from Spanish by sabotagemedia

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…)

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Statement from NO TAV arrested (Italy)

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…)

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Santiago: Letter from Tamara Sol’s family (Chile)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

From vivalaanarquia, transl. waronsociety:

Villa Francia, Feb 3, 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…)

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Trial date finally set for comrades Juan, Freddy and Marcelo (Chile)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

from vla, transl wos:

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…)

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