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Appellate court granted a commutation for Brest antifascists (Belarus)

December 19th, 2015

On December 15 a regional appellate court have commuted the sentence of
two Brest antifascists, convicted on charges of participating in a mass
fight with neonazis that took place on May 8, 2013. The new sentence of
Dzmitry Stsyashenka is 3 years and of Roman Bogdan – 6 years of penal
colony. The sentence was commuted by two years for each prisoner, most
probably because they had paid the damage to the injured noenazi (all in
all about 3500 euros). Almost half of it was paid by their relatives.
If you still want to support the families and make a financial
contribution, do so using paypal belarus_abc[at]riseup[dot]net or ask for the
bank account privately.

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Istanbul: Demo for Osman Evcan, vegan anarchist on hungerstrike (Turkey)

December 19th, 2015

video & pictures

A demonstration took place in Taksim (Istanbul) to show solidarity with
vegan anarchist Osman Evcan who is on hunger strike for 37 days, and
with the political prisoner Hasan Çınar who is on hunger strike for 15
days. The demo continued by constant threats by the riot police and
ended by police attack after the public statement.

Public statement

Vegan anarchist prisoner Osman Evcan- who is resisting against authority
in prisons for 23 years- is demanding total freedom against the
ecological destruction and slaughter, hunger, poverty and war politics
that state, civilization and capitalism created.

Osman’s first hungerstrike was at 2011 to access vegan food in jail
which lasted 42 days. During his hungerstrike the anarchists, animal
liberationists all over the World and in Turkey supported Osman’s fight
to access vegan food in prison. After 42 days of hungerstrike the
government took a step back and made regulations for the vegan and
vegeterian prisoners in prison: ”Vegan or vegetarian prisoners demands
will be accepted as long as its limited by subsistence allowance”
.

After his hunger strike for 33 days on June 2015 he took vegan food
supplies one step further and he gained the right to get vegan food from
outside the prisons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Osman Evcan is on hunger strike for 35 days – Hasan Çınar is on hunger strike for 10 days (Turkey)

December 15th, 2015

Osman Evcan continues his indefinite hunger strike to protest Kocaeli no.
1 F Type prison and other prisons of oppressive, authoritarian, retributive,
unjust practices. He is on hunger strike since 10th November 2015. Also
Osman Evcan’s cellmate Hasan Çınar started an indefinite hunger strike 10
days ago to support Osman. He is suffering from stomach cancer. Due to
his health condition this hunger strike might be really dangerous for
him in a really short time period.

We got the information that Osman Evcan’s health condition is good for
now and he continues his hunger strike with strength. He also told us in
his letter that the prison administration and prison prosecutor is
putting pressure on him by going into his cell, yelling at him with
threats so that he brings his hunger strike to an end. But he
underlines that he is determined to continue the hunger strike. Besides
that he says that he is thankful to everyone who is supporting him by
sending letters, by protests, by creating a public opinion. He sends
everyone his love and greetings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sabotaje a tienda de animales – Por un Diciembre Negro (Chile)

December 14th, 2015

Desde el accionar anárquico y confrontacional a toda forma de
dominación, es que nos dirigimos en sigilo la tarde-noche de este sábado
12 a la tienda “Premium Pet” ubicada en Toesca 1844, pleno centro de
Santiago y con sencillos materiales(1) saboteamos los candados para que
los dueños de este “supuesto trabajo” les quede en la cabeza que hay
sujetos que no quieren y no respetan la comercialización de humillación,
sufrimiento y muerte de animales. Read the rest of this entry »

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Crete: Incendiary attack against Armed Forces Officers Club in Rethymno (Greece)

December 14th, 2015

“I would also point out that arson
is the least-solved crime in the United States,
and that gasoline is really cheap, and matches are free.”

Sean Swain, longterm anarchist prisoner;
excerpt from his text for Black December

On Saturday night, early Sunday December 13th, we chose to carry out an incendiary attack against the military officers club in Rethymno. This act comes as a response to the call of incarcerated comrades for a Black December. We want our act to complement the mosaic of direct actions taking place during the current month, in the frame of informal coordination of insurrectionary anarchy, at both local and international levels. To us it’s evident that those in anarchy’s milieu are drawn to opposite poles; the aged reformist pole and the insurrectionary one. So, naturally, we have “allied” with those who choose to walk on the path of fire, attack and direct action.

As regards the selected target, we want to point out that the role of the army is none other than repressing (we are aware that the army plays a decisive role in repressing migrants and refugees at Evros and the islands), cultivating a national esprit among executioners-citizens who are eager to swallow any nationalistic propaganda, and making sure the Greek military staff have excellent cooperation with their colleagues at NATO. For all the above and even more reasons, we chose to bring the fire there where they peacefully sleep and eat. We will always be against the medals awarded by the State to its minions.

We send our comradely greetings to all incarcerated comrades of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF), to the five anarchist prisoners of the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) who chose to “answer” the call, to incarcerated comrades abroad, and all comrades of insurrectionary anarchy that have already attacked or prepare to attack.

The paths of fire and insurgency bring those on the outside closer to the comrades inside the walls… We burn the rottenness of inaction and reformism with fire…

Black December is just the beginning…

Combatant Anarchist Assault Group,
Rethymno 2015



via ContraInfo

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Lima: Accion – Diciembre Negro (Peru)

December 14th, 2015

Llamado a la insurrección antiautoritaria.

Por un diciembre negro con nuestros caidos en la memoria.

Saludos. Mediante este comunicado nos presentamos como grupo en la forma que creemos mas indicada (nuestras acciones son lo que importa, no nuestros rostros), también invitamos a combatir el letargo practicando la insurrección antiautoritaria y a nutrirnos de ella.

Material incendiario.

Hace unas semanas con unos objetos envueltos en llamas bloqueamos una autopista en Lima y dejamos algunos mensajes. El motivo fue atacar el funcionamiento del orden impuesto por el Poder. No pedimos reformas, no pedimos jefes mas “buenitos”, no pedimos gobernantes que roben o que hagan obras, no pedimos trabajo o aumento si no su abolición.

Con esta acción apoyamos la ofensiva anarquista alrededor del mundo, en especial el DICIEMBRE NEGRO (venganza por los asesinatos de los companieros Alexandros Grigoropulos y Sebastian Oversluij).

Asimismo bienvenidx sea quien asista al llamado y rompa el papel de espectador. Te afecta a ti, a mí y a los que se oponen a este mundo de dominación consciente o inconscientemente.

Libertad a lxs anarquistas presxs.

Viva la propaganda pro el hecho.

Libertad a todos los animales.

Saludos a los miembros de las Celulas del fuego, Monica Caballero y Fransisco Solar.

Apoyo total a quienes no esperan la rebelion de las masas para salir a atacar.

Grupo de acción Divanggio

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Diciembre Negro/Angry presente!: A dos años desde que un guerrero pasó a ser estrella negra iluminando las noches de la anarquía (Chile)

December 14th, 2015

Diciembre Negro/Angry presente!: A dos años desde que un guerrero pasó a
ser estrella negra iluminando las noches de la anarquía.

Hace dos años, el 11 de diciembre de 2013, el compañero Sebastián Angry
Oversluij fue abatido por las balas de un defensor del capital mientras
intentaba expropiar un banco. Con el corazón lleno de recuerdos en este
Diciembre Negro queremos nuevamente compartir algunos sentires y
reflexiones sobre la muerte y la memoria.

No es fácil asumir la muerte de un compañerx. Pero todo continua!

Nuestra lucha a muerte con el poder la vivimos como una guerra, pero en
ella cada compañerx es valiosx y no podemos normalizar la pérdida de
seres irreemplazables que asumieron la lucha anárquica como camino de
vida. Vidas como las nuestras, con ideas como las nuestras, con
prácticas como las nuestras. Por eso es para nosotrxs inevitable
preguntarnos a nosotrxs mismos cada día ¿Qué hicimos hoy en relación a
nuestrx compañerx muertx? ¿Sacamos alguna propaganda o llevamos su
nombre y las ideas que nos conectan a las calles? Read the rest of this entry »

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Diciembre Negro: Dos años sin el Angry … (Chile)

December 12th, 2015

Dos años ya sin el compa Angry. Dos años sin compartir palabras, experiencias, discrepancias, sonrisas, abrazos y complicidades en revuelta.

Ese 11 de diciembre algunxs se enteraron por el noticiario del mediodía, otrxs por la llamada de un/unx compa cercanx. Algunxs estaban reunidxs planificando alguna acción y lloraron abrazadxs, otrxs estaban en medio de sus actividades cotidianas y lo hicieron solxs y en silencio.

Ya son dos años y la partida de un/unx compañerx nunca es algo que termine de doler, pero en la guerra contínua contra el poder hemos aprendido el significado de la memoria insurrecta: recordar a nuestrxs compañerxs muertxs no solo desde el dolor sino que ante todo desde el fuego imperecedero de la vida en revuelta de un/x enemigx declaradx de la dominación.

Hoy del compa Angry nos quedan sus acciones, sus ideas y posiciones de vida y de lucha contra toda autoridad, plasmadas en canciones, dibujos, entrevistas, poemas y acciones. Junto a esto, no olvidamos ni silenciamos el hecho de que el compañero fue abatido empuñando un arma en medio de una expropiación bancaria.

Hemos estado actualizando nuestro blog con aportes de compañerxs que envían textos, afiches, transcripciones de canciones y otras cosas. Éste funciona como archivo, registro y memoria en torno al compañero. Continuaremos actualizándolo con gestos de memoria y combate ocurridos durante 2015, reiterando la invitación a que lxs compañerxs nos envíen sus aporten para que todxs seamos partícipes de esta construcción de memoria antiautoritaria, insurrecta e iconoclasta que cobra real sentido cuando continuamos la lucha que nos hermana con nuestrxs compas muertxs, presxs y clandestinxs.

¡Nunca de rodillas!

¡La revuelta germina, la insurrección nunca termina!

http://nuncaderodillasblog.wordpress.com/

nuncaderodillas@riseup.net

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'My first experiences in Istanbul' by Abu Al Braa, Syrian refugee (Turkey)

December 12th, 2015

24/11/2015

MY FIRST EXPERIENCES IN ISTANBUL

THE LIFE OF A SYRIAN REFUGEE IN TURKEY HAS NO VALUE

It happens that the conditions inside the refugee camps in Syria are very very bad. Even the simplest needs of life cannot be satisfied since there is no clean water or good food or cloth to protect us from the winter. There is not enough heat inside the nylon tents where 10 or more people live. The situation is worsening every day.

That’s the reason why they decided to seek shelter elsewhere and leave the refugee camps in Syria. So they decided to enter into Turkish territory as refugees, believing that the living conditions in Turkey where better. But unfortunately it was not for the best but for the worst. Because in Turkey they don’t have the most basic human rights, just because they are refugees and not tourists. Turkish factory owners started to exploit them, taking advantage of their situation of extreme need for a piece of bread. This is how the Syrian worker in Turkey can work up to 16 hours a day and most of the days of the week in exchange for a piece of bread and the house rent.

Their wage is less than that of the Turkish worker. They have no health insurance to be covered from accidents. To make things worst the unions don’t organize them.

The factory owners take advantage of this and use the government and the police. The refugees are arbitrary detained.

Here in Turkey, in Istanbul, we saw with our own eyes what happened with 2 young Syrian refugees who were detained under the bogus charge of committing theft. They spent 40 days in prison suffering beatings, tortures, humiliation and starvation. They lived the brutality of the Turkish police.

This is how Turkey receives the Syrian refugees.

Abu Al Braa, co-author of the book “Syria Under Fire”

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Report from a Correspondent of the 'Brigade León Sedov' (Syria)

December 12th, 2015

Correspondent in Syria – 7 November of 2015

The true cause of the Syrian genocide: A civil war of exploiters and plunderers of Syria against the Syrian people, which has already been held for 4 years, to punish and to massacre the hungry who fight for bread.

As winter arrives, the price of the dollar increases, wage sinks and millions are without a job and become refugees…

The bombs continue to fall on us… but resistance does not surrender

EITHER WE DIE OF HUNGER OR FIGHT TO LIVE

Thus it was from 2011, when we, the oppressed and exploited rebelled for bread and freedom.

From the Syrian resistance, Declaration of the Brigade Leon Sedov

Little by little the autumn cold is paving way to the harsh winter in a Syria massacred by the holy alliance between Putin, the Ayatollahs, Hezbollah, and Bashar, blessed by the Pope and under Obama’s orders.

However we are facing not only bombs from NATO, Russia and Bashar which never cease to fall on our heads and those of our families; now also the scourge of a harsh winter is looming, aggravated by the sharp shortage of food, the high cost of living that has been imposed today in our cities and towns -reduced almost to rubble- and a total or partial power failure and the scarce provision of something elemental as it is the drinking water and water for hygiene and irrigation. Read the rest of this entry »

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Defense Units Disrupt Terrorists’ Preparations In Western Euphrates, Repel Attackers In Aleppo (Kurdistan, Syria)

December 12th, 2015

KOBANE, Rojava (December 11, 2015) — At about 3 pm on December 10, combatants from the People’s Defense Units (YPG), joined by the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ), carried out an assault operation against a unit of hostile elements who were preparing to attack the village of Qereqozax in southwestern Kobane. In the process of the operation which targeted the enemy positions in western bank of the Euphrates River one of the group’s elements was confirmed killed.

Aleppo
— On December 10 in place near the village of Pino, northern Aleppo, Al-Nusra terrorists attempted to launch an attack. After a swift intervention by the Defense Units, a short-time battle was experienced in the area. One terrorist fighter was killed in consequence.

People’s Defense Units (YPG)
| Press Office, December 2015

KOBANE, Rojava (December 10, 2015) – In the evening of December 9, combined forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) and the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) initiated a military operation aimed at engaging terrorist groups who have been attacking western Kobane, particularly the village of Qereqozax, for several consecutive months. The assault operation which targeted numerous enemy positions in western bank of the Euphrates River enabled the Defense Units to eliminate at least one terrorist fighter and wounded two others.

The latest move is part of ongoing efforts by the People’s Defense Units coordinated to prevent terrorists from disrupting reconstruction and security conditions in rural district in Kobani where dozens of civilians were killed as result of mortar attacks all carried out from the west of the river.

Aleppo
– In the dead hours of December 9, an operation was conducted by joint Defense Units against a group of Al-Nusra terrorists positioned in the village of Pino in northern portion of Aleppo. One terrorist element was confirmed killed there.

People’s Defense Units (YPG)
| Press Office | December 2015

http://ypgrojava.com/en/

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Texto de compañeras en prisión a 5 años del asesinato de 81 presos en la cárcel de San Miguel (Chile)

December 11th, 2015

A 5 años del asesinato de 81 cabrxs en una prisión del Estado Chileno
(San Miguel).

Hoy nos parece necesario transmitir nuestros pensamientos y sentires
para combatir la prisión y el olvido hoy desde nuestra realidad.

Día a día las prisiones ejecutan el asesinato de millones de seres en el
mundo. Vivir dentro de las jaulas de la humanidad significa tortura
constante. La institución carcelaria como una estructura social, mental,
y física concreta el propósito del Estado de mantener su actual sistema
de dominación, legitimando a través de ella la lógica del poder, en la
cual el Estado se alza como protector de una ciudadanía pasiva que
contribuye en su mantención y existencia sin jamás cuestionarla.
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El sabotaje contra los socialistas – Diciembre Negro (Chile)

December 11th, 2015

No hay tiempo para excusas ni pausas – Por un Diciembre Negro

Queremos la destrucción de la sociedad, ustedes lo quieren reformar,
reformulan viejos valores que han de cegar, manipulan los sentimientos y
forma de luchar, intentan homogenizar, no aceptáremos más, en guerra me
he declarado!!

(Nada Está Saldado, canción del compa “Angry”)

Desde Chile saludamos la iniciativa convocada desde la prisión por lxs
compañerxs anarquistas Nikos Romanos y Panagiotis Argirou, alegremente y
en actitud de combate -fiel reflejo de este ataque- nos hacemos parte de
este Diciembre Negro, como también a la memoria insurrecta del compañero
Sebastián Oversluij. Read the rest of this entry »

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Berlin: Incendiary action against a Suzuki dealership for Black December (Germany)

December 11th, 2015

viva Alexis 06.12.2008

7 years ago an anarchist rebellion began in Greece which then spread internationally and still continues. Despite numerous attempts to torture and kill our comrades around the world we have refused to be intimidated and the state repression has only made us stronger.

In the context of Black December we torched two vehicles at a Suzuki dealership hoping that the fire would illuminate the building. Suzuki regularly supply the Greek state with new vehicles so they can torture better such as those used for counterinsurgency by Delta squad.

Suzuki motorcycles are used by these minions of the recently reappointed Greek regime against it’s population in the field.

We dedicate our action to Alexandros Grigoropoulos who was murdered in Exarcheia on the night of December 6, 2008.

We are aware of the purely symbolic nature of our action and are also aware that in the metropoles these actions are hardly noticed, however, we hope that the few who did notice imitate us and share our destructive intentions by launching their own operations to attack the system.

There are always plenty of reasons at any time to unleash destructive intention and attack hated (un-)state institutions and their servants.

These years of lethargy should have been taken advantage of so that we could regroup and discuss new methods of direct action.

for a Black December

Freedom for all prisoners of the uprising worldwide

(via linksunten indymedia, modified for clarity by Insurrection News)

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Announcing Black Seed Issue #4 (USA)

December 10th, 2015

From Black Seed:

In This Issue:

* The End of the World?
* Activism and the Green Left
* An Introduction to the Anthropecene
* Interviews with Dominique & Knowing the Land is Resistance
* The Aftermath of the Katrina Disaster
* Anarcho-Primitivism and Green Platonism
* Nihilist Animism
* Reviews & More…

Editorial: Is the End of the World Upon us?

There are plenty of signs that would lead us to believe that this is the case. In
this issue we focus on natural catastrophies, both the incredibly dangerous ways
they’re minimized by government agencies and popular media, as well as our total
lack of collective responsibility, demonstrated by our increasing consumption of
finite resources. Our world has gone mad with profit-for-the-very-few and the
political and social consequences of a world with as great a gap in income levels as
there has ever been are dangerous. How will the next economic crash look compared to the 1930s?

Will it take another war to end the next one? Can we survive such a war?
Finally, is the end of the world visible in how we allow ourselves to be treated by
the State? If Black Lives Matter has taught us anything it is that the human
capacity to objectify and destroy other humans is as high today as it has ever been
and that the rhetoric is even more sophisticated (and not) and even less forgiving.
If the end of the world is a measurable event there is plenty of evidence that the
meter for it is at a near high. Read the rest of this entry »

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