Demonstration in Lannemezan on 24 October 2015 for the liberation of Georges Abdallah (France)

September 23rd, 2015

Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, a 64 year-old Lebanese communist, was arrested in Lyon (France) on 24 October 1984 and sentenced to life imprisonment for actions for which the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions (LARF) claimed responsibility.

In 1978 he fought with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to push back the Israeli invasion of the Lebanon.

He was due for release in 1999, and keeping him in jail responds to a political decision on the part of the French State, with the backing of Israel and the United States. The latest request for parole for Georges Ibrahim Abdallah filed in 2014 was once again turned down. But we will not be deterred by this decision; it will only make us all the more determined! We will not be silenced by this decision; we will make our voice heard! Read the rest of this entry »

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'Prison As Political Battleground' by John Bowden, radical long-term prisoner (UK)

September 23rd, 2015

From a comrade of ABC Brighton:

Either as a political issue or personal experience prison repression isn’t something the radical left in Britain is particularly familiar with or much inclined to mobilise against. Prison remains largely a working class experience targeted against the poorest and most marginalised of that class. However in a society increasingly polarised and divided between rich and poor in a political climate of growing repression and authoritarianism prisons are being refashioned more and more into instruments of political as well as social control. This will eventually find reflection in the nature and composition of the prisoner population as political activists increasingly supplement the imprisoned poor.

What should characterise the behaviour and attitude of imprisoned political activists towards the prison system? How should those imprisoned for political offences against the system in the “free world” behave and respond once incarcerated in the Belly of the Beast, the steel and concrete innards of the state? Read the rest of this entry »

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London: Soli-banner at Tourism Malaysia Office against the repression targeted at Rumah Api (UK)

September 20th, 2015

A small act of solidarity from London for Rumah Api (KL): Banner drop outside
the Malaysian Embassy on the same day as a massive ‘Malaysia Night’ event
takes place in nearby Trafalgar Square. Rumah Api is a Kuala Lumpur based
anarcho-punk social centre and gig space, and was raided by armed police on
August 28th. This resulted in 160 people being arrested.


Rumah Api website: http://rumahapi.weebly.com/

News story: http://325.nostate.net/?p=17229

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Solidarity text from anarchist prisoner Panagiotis Mihalakoglou to Evi Statiri (Greece)

September 17th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

Once again the system has shown its real face and its vindictiveness took shape with the illegal (according to their own laws) detention of the partner of Gerasimos Tsakalos, Evi Statiri. Her only “crime” is the human relationship she has with comrade Gerasimos Tsakalos.

You see, the system wants to turn to snitches those that not even the Nazis did not dare to. Their comrades, their girlfriends, their mothers, their friends and relatives. And also the people who fight for individual freedom, personal independence, joy and anarchy.

Of course, their goal is twofold. To avenge those who do not bow their head and also to intimidate anyone who wants to show solidarity and support to the imprisoned fighters. And of course to terrorize anyone thinking of taking the hard path of anarchy and destruction of the system.

We shout at the puppets of system sending a message: “You do not scare us, you infuriate us and strengthen our will for your destruction”.



Anarchist Panos Mihalakoglou

Nigrita prison (Serres)

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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PDF: "Akcja Bezpośrednia" – Latest anarchist attacks and reports 2011-2015 (Poland)

September 16th, 2015

Issue about latest direct actions in Poland since 2011 to this year’s summer.
The title is translated as: “Direct Action”

Polish language PDF here: Akcja Bezpośrednia

Long live Black Praxis

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Ni Izquierda, Ni Derecha – Ni Fascismo, Ni Democracia ($hile)

September 16th, 2015

English version via insurrection news.


Presencia anárquica en manifestaciones a 42 años desde el inicio de la
Dictadura en Chile.

En solidaridad con los dos detenidos por porte de elementos

1. Un poco sobre el contexto actual en Chile.

Este año 2015 ha estado marcado, entre otras cosas, por lo siguiente:

-el descubrimiento de casos de “corrupción” por financiamientos ilegales
de campañas electorales entre empresarios y políticos de todos los
sectores. Esto ha confirmado para algunxs lo ya sabido sobre la
complicidad entre el poder político y el poder económico, aumentando el
descrédito de la elite política pero en ningún caso estos escándalos han
sido detonantes de un descontento social generalizado.

– movilizaciones de sectores de derecha, similares a las ocurridas en el
periodo previo a la dictadura en Chile: visibilización del grupo neo
nazi Partidarios de Chile (PADECHI), cacerolazos “contra la
delincuencia” en barrios acomodados y manifestación de latifundistas,
propietarios de camiones y algunos de sus trabajadores contra lo que
llaman el “terrorismo mapuche”, esta última bajo el formato de caravana
desde el sur hasta el centro del país, que fue recibida en Santiago con
aplausos desde algunxs ciudadanxs y con rechazo violento desde diversos
sectores (mapuches, izquierdistas de diverso origen, antifascistas,
etc.) Read the rest of this entry »

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Letter from Evi Statiri about the hungerstrike (Greece)

September 16th, 2015


Against fear and injustice

From today, September 14, the calendar on my cell wall will not change page. This date will remain stuck there until the day of freedom.

Today, September 14, I begin a HUNGER STRIKE for my release; against the fear of power, against the lies of journalists, against apathy, against silence…

Cops, judges and politicians caged my days within the walls of this prison but they cannot cage my dignity or my desire for freedom…

This is my refusal to accept the omnipotence of power that crushes our lives by storing them inside folders filled with police records inside investigative offices, this is the legacy of collective history – the struggles of the oppressed who resisted, who revolted, who bled and still seek justice.

It is the return of the memory of the insurgents, the suppressed and the imprisoned who do not forget that freedom is not given away… but won via struggle…

“You only have power over people as long as you don’t take everything away from them. But when you’ve robbed a man of everything, he’s no longer in your power – he’s free again.”A. Solzhenitsyn

Evi Statiri
Korydallos Women’s Prison

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São Paulo: Incendiary sabotage of ITAU Bank by 'Movimento Insurgente Anarquista – MIA' (Brazil)

September 16th, 2015

The attack was on an ITAU Bank, in the central region of São José dos Campos – São Paulo, Brazil.

“We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super-rich are the same – as if, somehow, the rich eventually will become so wealthy that they will explode, and the candy will rain down on the rest of us. As if they were a kind of piñata of benevolence. But here’s the truth about the piñatas: They do not break alone. You have to hit them with a stick.”

Our recent attack on a Bradesco bank raised some doubt in the corporate media. Indeed, the bomb placed in the third [ATM] cubicle did not explode. The intention, so far, as reported by certain outlets, was the robbery of your rotten money. But after all, an incendiary device with 5 gallons of gasoline with oil and additives, will never make an ATM explode.

Our intention was to burn your house of Capital.

On the night of 13 September, in one of the elite neighborhoods of Sao Jose dos Campos, we carried out another incendiary attack on a bank branch. This time we targeted ITAU, who in the second business quarter of 2015 made an obscene income of R$5.9 billion.

Apparently, cashing in on interest and speculating on other people’s labour is the only thing that actually continues to move the already rusty gears of the capitalist superstructure. It’s the insanity of our times, where the weakest live in crisis while those at the top feast at our expense. The attacks upon the lower classes they call ‘adjustment’, whilst any attack against the upper classes they call ‘terrorism.’

As if that was not enough, the puppet [President] Dilma Rousseff attacks the workers with harsh austerity measures, divestment and cuts to social programs and we still have to swallow a congress full of rats and worms – and all strains of parasites – fattening their stomachs with money coming from the lobbying of corporations, companies, banks and agribusiness. Suits acting in their own interests against the wishes of the people. This is what is known as ‘democracy.’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Urgent update regarding anarchist comrade Eric King’s mail being rejected! (USA)

September 15th, 2015

The CCA Leavenworth mailroom has been blocking some of Eric’s incoming
mail, censoring publications for ridiculous reasons (or for no stated
reason at all), and even blocking some of his outgoing mail.

Recently, a book about the Black Panthers was rejected because the prison
evidently considers them a “hate group.” Around that same time, right­wing
Christian literature with homophobic rhetoric made it through to another
prisoner. Eric is clearly being targeted for his political beliefs and

If you have been writing to Eric and have not heard back from him, it is
very possible that he has not received your letters or you have not
received his. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dark Nights #43 : 'Beyond right and wrong' & 'Evi Statiri on hunger strike 14/9' – Sept 2015 (ACN)

September 13th, 2015

September 2015 version of the international anarchist anti-prisons newsletter, released with intent to spread info about the hunger strike of Evi Statiri, life companion of Gerasimos Tsakalos of CCF.

PDF: Dark Nights #43 – Sept 2015

1. “Beyond right and wrong” by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF.
2. 14th Sept: Evi Statiri starting hunger strike in Korydallos prison.
3. “From the land of the forgotten against oblivion…” by Olga Ekonomidou of CCF.
4. Direct Action Chronology.
5. Chile: Words from anarchist prisoner Sergio Álvarez in memory of Sebastián
‘Angry’ Oversluij.
6. Malaysia: Police raid anarchist centre Rumah Api.


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Athens: Incendiary solidarity with Evi Statiri and Athena Tsakalou (Greece)

September 12th, 2015

At dawn on September 2, 2015 we torched:

– 2 National Bank ATMs in the neighborhood of Galatsi
– 1 ATM of Alpha Bank in Patisia district
– 1 Piraeus Bank ATM in the suburb of Peristeria
– as well as smashing a Piraeus Bank ATM in the district of Galatsi

Our only motivation was our desire to attack. Attacking a prison-society that tries to mold, discriminate and classify our needs, desires and relationships and adapt them to serve it’s objectives: the perpetuation of a system of repression and the strategic manipulation of subjectivity and diversity.

The commitment we have to succeed as anarchists is the following one: ensuring that we impose the flow of our world that runs on the rhythms that determine our anarchistic wills away from the lights of the machines of Power; against the social reality of economic, scientific and ideological domination, the morality of commerce and of a world that is classified and commodified to produce questions with ready-made answers.

Against this framework of domination we choose to continue insurrectionist action in the here and now. It is clear that the apparatus of power will do all that it can to repress anything that is opposed to the economizing of life. This has the consequence of it being socially acceptable for power to be applied to the greatest extent in prisons. In the dungeons of democracy there are those who choose to act on the basis of their desires for freedom instead of accepting servitude and nonexistence. The anarchist prisoners are our comrades in the war against the existent and we are not going to abandon them to their fates between the jaws of the judicial complex of shit. We must not forget our imprisoned comrades but we do not have to idolize them. We would like to make it clear that we do not fear the consequences of our actions nor any questions or doubts about their value.

The prisoner’s positions have remained consistent and unaltered despite the conditions of their confinement. This is why the authorities uses the dirtiest methods to try and break them. The organs of Power with their characteristic vendetta do not hesitate to criminalize solidarity as well as family and personal relationships making it’s vindictive mania even more obvious – as in the case of Athena Tsakalou, mother of Gerasimos and Christos Tsakalos and of the life partner of Gerasimos, Evi Statiri.

This first wave of attacks is a response to the vindictive blows of the State, as well as a signal of solidarity with anarchist prisoners worldwide.




Burning Horizons

(via Contra Info, translated into English by Insurrection News)

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“From the land of the forgotten against oblivion…” by Olga Ekonomidou, imprisoned member of CCF (Greece)

September 11th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

The condition of captivity in which I find myself in for 4,5 years now as a vindictive and exemplary punishment has created a distance between me and outside reality, action. Besides, the purpose of imprisonment for those who fight against the existent is separation, deprivation, political isolation, moral annihilation. But there are always bars to break, either you walk in the monotonous sterile corridors of a “penitentiary” or you cross the decorated streets of consumption of prison-society. Now, within the prison cells of democracy, my need for freedom continues to give breath to each of my days. It’s my moving force, to think, to imagine, to organize, to act. The decision of total conflict with the existent, the power of individual choice enriched by experiences of collective action, are the ingredients that can penetrate the prison bars and high walls. Why in prison you don’t give up… you go on. You reorganize yourself and you fight. For 4,5 years I wake up in a bed in prison always a little after sunrise, although many times I liked sleeping more when I was out, I organize my every move, although outside the spontaneous often moved me, I analyze and judge the data (political and personal) of yesterday’s day alone, although outside I always shared them with comrades. For 4,5 years I wake up every morning feeling sure that I alone defined my participation in the war against any form of authority and that freedom is not given away… you conquer it yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Website and contact details for Lions of Rojava, internationalist fighters section of YPG (Kurdistan, Syria)

September 11th, 2015

Complete growing website for the Lions of Rojava, foreign wing of the People’s Defence Units (YPG) in Rojava, autonomous area of Kurdish Syria.




We need everyone, not just fighters. We need specialists like architects, doctors, engineers, technology specialists, media and translators. We need street artists, musicians and cultural people. If you want to come stay here, please reach out to us with what you can offer. We also need revolutionary people who understand what is happening here.

Secondly, know that when you come here, you will spend time learning, maybe months before doing anything. That means understanding what Rojava is about, learning to speak the language and how the society works. This is a revolution, not a Facebook event.

To get started, follow this guide:

What you can do here
Learn the Kurdish language
Preparing yourself

Books and other resources on Rojava
A personal account of Rojava

The journey here
What to expect
I’m ready to come

You should study the information above so that you can fully understand the situation you are about to enter. Understand that we cannot pay volunteers, as all resources go towards the war effort.

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'Keep on Rockin' – Chapter 11 of the book ‘Radical Peace: People Refusing War’ By William T. Hathaway (USA)

September 11th, 2015

Keep On Rockin’

Chapter 11 of the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

RADICAL PEACE is a collection of reports from antiwar activists, the true stories of their efforts to change our warrior culture. An American exchange student in one of my courses here in Germany contributed the following essay about how she became an anarchist for peace. Because of her activism she wishes to remain anonymous.

Jason was my boy-friend for a while in high school. It wasn’t a match made in heaven. Looking back, I think the main thing we had in common was that I wanted a boy-friend and he wanted a girl-friend. Other than that there wasn’t much between us, as we discovered whenever we tried to talk about anything. I broke up with him when he asked me to go rabbit hunting with him. We stayed friends, though, probably because since it was obvious we could never be a real couple, neither of us had hard feelings.

We both left town after graduation; I went to college, Jason went to the marines. Two years later we were both back home; I was on summer vacation, Jason was on medical leave after having half his leg blown off in Iraq. He’d been riding in a truck that hit a mine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ataque a concesionaria en Buenos Aires (Argentina)

September 9th, 2015

Nos intentan obligar a una existencia sumisa y cobarde en el nombre del progreso tecnológico el control social y una mayor inclusión en lo que a pertenencia al sistema se refiere.

¡Pero nosotros no queremos ningún progreso, atacamos su control y rechazamos de manera consciente su inclusión!

Elegimos vivir la vida por el filo del abismo y no por los senderos de la muchedumbre mansa que se arrastra mendigando al poder las propias cadenas que los amarran. Nuestras motivaciones siempre serán en primera instancia la dignidad, la coherencia entre lo que decimos y hacemos, ese goce de
comprobarnos coherentes con lo que creemos. También nos motiva la sed de venganza, una venganza que sentimos tenemos que cobrar prácticamente desde niñxs cuando nos encierran en sus centros de domesticación y luego a lo largo de toda la vida encerradxs en fabricas, cárceles, manicomios… bibliotecas “anarquistas”…

¡Despreciamos toda esa mierda! ¡Hay otros caminos lejos de esa porquería monótona y anuladora del individuo!

En este andar mayormente solitario pero constante es que el 4 de septiembre pasado colocamos un artefacto incendiario en la concesionaria de motos y cuatriciclos ubicada en la Avenida Entre Ríos esquina Rondeau, el cual lamentablemente no funciono como lo esperábamos. ¡Pero continuaremos, siempre continuaremos!

Nuestra intención es clara: fomentar y propagar el ataque a todos los símbolos (físicos y edilicios) que representan ese entramado difuso que es el enemigo.

Objetivos a atacar… sobran… depende de nuestra voluntad, de nuestra decisión.

A generar todo el caos posible ante la mierda electoral que se avecina y su competencia entre candidatxs por ver quien saca mas policías a las calles y quien gestiona mejor la miseria.

Fuerza a Sol Vergara, valiente compañera encerrada en las prisiones chilenas. Fuerza a lxs demás compañerxs anarquistas, antiautoritarixs, nihilistas y subversivxs encerradxs por el Estado en Chile, México, Grecia, Italia, España…

Con nuestrxs muertxs en la memoria…


Célula Nihilista del Ocaso de Fuego.

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