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Statement signed by all the prisoners in the E1 wing of Domokos type C prison (Greece)

February 28th, 2015

Via contrainfo:

Prisoner Giorgos Sofianidis began a hunger strike on Friday 27/2 demanding his transfer to Koridallos prison (where he was incarcerated until News Year’s Eve) so that he is able to attend his studies in the same region where educational institutions to which he has already been admitted are available (besides, one of those schools operates inside Koridallos prison). Below is a statement by all the prisoners in the E1 wing of Domokos maximum security prison.

We, all the prisoners currently held in the E1 special wing in the prison within the prison, the type C prison of Domokos, declare that as of today February 27th 2015 we are going to abstain from prison meals and refuse to enter the cells at noon.

We stand by our fellow prisoner, hunger striker Giorgos Sofianidis, and ask that he be moved back to Koridallos prison, otherwise he risks losing any possibility to study at the TEI (Technological Education Institute) of Piraeus and the IEK (Institute of Professional Training) of Koridallos prison.

We demand that the special conditions of detention as well as the barbaric and inhumane type C prison be abolished.

Our mobilisations will continue until the type C prisons are permanently abolished.

Kostas Gournas,
Nikos Maziotis,
Dimitris Koufontinas,
Giorgos Sofianidis,
Yannis Naxakis,
Alexandros Meletis,
Konstantinos Meletis,
Vasileios Varelas,
Mohamed-Said Elchibah,
Alexandros Makadasidis

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Anti-Fascist Network: Coming up in March… (UK)

February 28th, 2015

The Anti Fascist Network is all about getting out of our armchairs and on to the streets, so here’s a run through of what’s coming up. How will anyone know you oppose fascism if you don’t get out there and say so!

First up in March is an EDL national demo in Manchester on Saturday the 7th. The local UAF are organising a counter demo. It’s Piccadilly Gardens at midday. The EDL say their demo is because of ‘Muslim grooming gangs’ but a recent post from Malatesta demonstrates how the far-right has more than its fair share of sex offenders as well. Unfortunately, paedophiles and rapists turn up in all walks of life. It is not about ethnicity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mikalai Dziadok sentenced to 1 more year in prison (Belarus)

February 27th, 2015

On February 26 the criminal case of the political prisoner Mikalai Dzyadok was tried in Mahilyou prison. He was charged with violation of the rules of serving the sentence under Article 411 of the Criminal Code of Belarus.

Dzydok was charged with 16 violations of prison rules, such as wearing sportswear suit instead of prison uniform, sleeping after “Wakey” signal, not sleeping after lockdown, talking to prisoners from other cells.

The prosecutor asked the court to punish Mikalai Dzyadok by 1 year in a maximum security penal colony. It is a maximum term under this article. The defence noted that such cases are extremely rare and can never be started because of such minor violations. The lawyer asked the court to justify Mikalai. As a result, Judge Ihar Shvedau sentenced the political prisoner to one more year in prison. Besides, he is to serve four days out of his four-and-a-half-year term. Read the rest of this entry »

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Open letter by Spyros Mandylas concerning the trial about the conflict within the movement in 2012 in Thessaloniki (Greece)

February 27th, 2015

From InterArma:

Today, Thursday 26th of February, the trial concerning the inner-movement conflicts of 2012 in Thessaloniki was continued after a break.

From my side, it became clear from the first moment, the fact that the trial cannot take place at this time because my lawyer Fragiskos Ragousis faces some impediment and I am already on the trial concerning “Phoenix” project which takes place in Athens.

Today, the court decided to begin the process although I was not represented by a lawyer. It should be noted that in this trial I am accused of felonies concerning explosions, possession and use of explosives etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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Military Vans Torched, Cadets Ordered Not To Wear Uniforms On Campus (USA)

February 27th, 2015

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces. From media scum:

Two ROTC passenger vans parked on the Kent State campus were found burning early Monday morning [23 Feb 2015] and investigators believe the fires were intentionally set. The 15-passenger 2014 Dodge vans were parked in the Terrace Hall lot when firefighters were called about 2:30 a.m., said Emily Vincent, a Kent State spokeswoman. No one was injured. The State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for the identification of those responsible for causing the fire.

One van was heavily damaged; the other sustained less damage, officials said. A cause of the fires has yet to be determined, but arson is suspected, Vincent said. The State Fire Marshal’s Office and Kent City firefighters are investigating. ROTC Lt. Col. Matthew Fox said there have been no other recent acts against the organization or cadets. As a precaution, Fox has ordered cadets to wear civilian clothing while on campus.

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Brief notes on the criminalization of popular struggles in Brazil (CNA-Rio)

February 27th, 2015

From CNA Rio:

* Rio de Janeiro *

– The collective trial of the 23 indicted are entering it’s final stages, the judges decision should be known in the next month or so. Three of these activists Elisa Quadros (Tinkerbell), Karlayne Moraes (Moa) and Igor Mendes were accused of not complying with the court order and Igor got arrested while Tinkerbell and Moa went underground.

– Besides that, another two of the 23 are still arrested: Caio Silva and Fábio Fox. Accused of murdering a journalist for using fireworks to defends themselves and the protesters from police brutality. Read the rest of this entry »

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Antifascist march in Sofia (Bulgaria)

February 27th, 2015

Neither in Sofia nor anywhere…

Last Saturday, February 14, 2015, around 150-200 antifascists demonstrated in Sofia against the annual march in honour of general Hristo Lukov, Nazi collaborator and leading figure of the Bulgarian national-socialism, executed by partisans in 1943.

Fascists from all over Bulgaria take part in the march in memory of Lukov, and previously up to 1,000 people were participating in it. This year, the fascist gathering was attended by 300 invertebrates.

The antifascist demonstration was also directed against the rise of racism observed in Bulgaria in recent years, after the appearance of refugees (from Syria) for the first time in the country. Furthermore, demonstrators chanted slogans against homophobia (in 2008, fascist hooligans killed 25-year-old student Mihail Stoyanov at a park in Sofia because he “looked gay”).

In a display of internationalist antifascist solidarity, also 15-20 comrades from Greece, Romania and the Republic of Macedonia participated in the antifascist march.

ContraInfo, more pics

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Berlin: Security company vehicles torched by anarchists (Germany)

February 27th, 2015

For a hellfire on earth…

And once again autonomous cells struck. This night we carried out a sabotage in Berlin, in complicity with all the fighters of our worldwide conspiracy. With fire we transformed two cars belonging to the company ‘Sicherheit Nord’ completely worthless for the watchdogs of the system. With this attack we promise our attention and support to those persecuted and incarcerated by the pigs.

Strength to Tamara Sol Farías Vergara, Mónica Andrea Caballero and Francisco Javier Solar Domínguez.

Strength to the prisoners of the Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas), who are locked up in maximum security prisons.

The dogs that are hunting us down will be hunted by us at any time. Furthermore, we enjoyed the attempted prison escape by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, as well as the assassination of the chief executioner of Domokos type C prison.

We encourage all those who are able, to make attacks against the prison system on a daily basis.

Also the prison laborers who bake donuts for the Olympics propaganda, and thus further dig their own grave, could instead poison a few sports fans of the Berlin Senate with arsenic.

… for a society without coercion and prisons!
For Anarchy!

Freedom for all prisoners!

Translation notes:
Recently, as part of the city authorities’ push to represent Germany in the bid for the 2024 Olympics, the Berlin Justice Senator Thomas Heilmann tried to give away donuts (Pfannkuchen) decorated with the Olympic rings that were baked by inmates from Tegel prison.

Final message on video reads: “See each other on the 18th of March in Frankfurt – make ECB’s opening into a disaster.”

-ContraInfo

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Rest In Power Ashley, Australian YPG Fighter KIA Defending Shingal (Kurdistan)

February 25th, 2015

First reports are coming in that an Australian YPG volunteer named Ashley [also known by his Kurdish name, Hevan Bagok] has been killed in combat defending the town of Shingal, also known as Sinjar in Nineveh Province near Mt Sinjar. There are also reports coming in of another foreign fighter killed in combat, however no confirmed details have been released yet.

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Unruhe nachrichten (Türkei, USA)

February 25th, 2015

Faschistischer Angriff auf die Ege Universität: 1 Faschist tot

Eine faschistische Rotte von ca. 200 Personen griff progressive und
revolutionäre Studenten an, auf dem Gelände der Literatur Fakultät,
befindlich auf dem Campus der Ege Üniversitesi. Der Mob griff mit
Stangen, Messer, Äxten und Schusswaffen an, während ein Faschist starb,
wurde drei Studenten schwer verletzt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Acción de propaganda en las afueras de la Fiscalía Sur ante la prisión del compañero Diego Ríos ($hile)

February 25th, 2015

EN: Propaganda action outside the Southern District Attorney’s Office in response to the imprisonment of compañero Diego Ríos

En los días posteriores a que se decretara una prisión preventiva de 30
días contra el compañero Diego Ríos, hemos arrojado volantes en las
afueras de la Fiscalía Sur, marcando en la calle nuestra presencia
antiautoritaria con una declaración de guerra:

CALOR SOLIDARIO A LXS AMIGXS DE LA LIBERTAD
FUEGO REBELDE A LOS DEFENSORES DEL PODER
¡DIEGO RÍOS A LA CALLE!

Como ente persecutor de quienes llevan a lxs hechos el antagonismo con
el orden autoritario, y como responsables del encarcelamiento de
compañerxs anarquistas en los últimos años, la Fiscalía Sur, sus
dependencias y fiscales debieran ser objeto de permanente hostigamiento
y ataque por parte de lxs antiautoritarixs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bonus Track: Artefacto simulado en SubCentro y Escuela Militar ($hile)

February 25th, 2015

[Noticias de la Guerra Social]

Durante la mañana del 16 de Diciembre del 2014, un aparente artefacto
explosivo es encontrado entre el Subcentro y la Escuela Militar,
generando un amplio dispositivo policial y mediático.

Hace un par de meses atrás, más precisamente en Septiembre, un artefacto
explosivo detona en un basurero del Subcentro en pleno horario de
almuerzo hiriendo a varios transeúntes. La acción es reivindicada por
“Conspiración de Células del Fuego –Chi” quienes señalan haber dado un
tiempo de 10 minutos para evacuar el sector, alerta que no fue creída
por la policía e insuficiente para despejar dicha área altamente
transitada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solidarity with anarchist Dante Cano, arrested at Oakland demo against police violence and murders (USA)

February 25th, 2015

Spread around. Lumpen-proletarian rebel arrested recently in Oakland, CA USA at anti-police demonstration. Squatter and anarchist. Facing serious charges. Help get word out.

Dante Cano is currently being held in Santa Rita jail for participation in a demonstration against police brutality and murder in the Bay Area and across the United States. At the time of his arrest, police in near-by Emervyville had just killed Yuvette Henderson in early February. At the same time, police also had just shot people in San Jose, East Oakland, and also the courts had exonerated the police that shot and killed Alex Nieto in San Francisco. This happened against a back-drop of ongoing police murder and violence across the US as well as a deep and furious revolt in the Bay Area against this murder and repression. Read the rest of this entry »

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PDF: 'Fire to the Prisons' zine is back in print – #12 out now (USA)

February 25th, 2015

Fire to the Prisons #12 is Available Now!

PDFhttps://firetotheprisons.org/issues/fttp12.pdf

The new issue of Fire to the Prisons is now completed and available online. Check out the new issue, print your own copies, and view past PDFs at our new website: www.firetotheprisons.org
(NOT TO be confused with .com, which is hosted by unknown sources)

Fire to the Prisons is an insurrectionary periodical. It focuses on promoting a revolutionary solidarity between different struggles, prisoners, and existing social tensions that challenge capitalism and the state.

We made 10,000 copies of this issue because we wanted to get them as far and wide as possible. In order to create a publication for free to comrades and the general discontented public, we have forfeited our traditional magazine form and went with a less costly newspaper. We hope to spread this as far as it can go. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this project and we hope that it shows. Read the rest of this entry »

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Audio: Activist Dilar Dirik profiles the Kurdish struggle for self rule – against ISIS, European political cynicism, and the Western left's expectations (Kurdistan)

February 24th, 2015

Here we share an audio link sent to us with an interview with Dilar Dirik. Even though we do not share many of the liberal-democratic language and perspectives of the interviewer and interviewee, we are happy to put aside dogma for a moment because freedom and understanding means destroying the cages we build for ourselves as much as those that are built for us, as we seek out new worlds and affinities.

Rojava vs The World: The radical fight for survival, independence & freedom

Activist Dilar Dirik profiles the Kurdish struggle for self rule – against ISIS, European political cynicism, and the Western left’s expectations.

Dilar traveled to Rojava with an international academic delegation, and she has written about the politics of Kurdistan in “The ‘other’ Kurds fighting the Islamic State” for Al-Jazeera and “Be on the right side of history – with the brave people of Kobanê” for the Kurdistan Tribune.

Dilar Dirik is Kurdish activist and refugee, and a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She blogs at Jin, jiyan, azadî.
dilar91.blogspot.com

Stream or download (58:07mins, 53.2MB, mp3)
https://soundcloud.com/this-is-hell/837dilardirik

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