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Police detain 251 people in large scale police operation against radical left (Turkey)

August 3rd, 2015

24 07 2015 – Early morning today, police in whole of ‘Turkey’ conducted raids and had detained 251 people. In Istanbul only they have deployed 5000 policemen in coordiated action in districts of Bağcılar, Okmeydanı, Sultangazi, Küçükçekmece, Sarıyer, Gaziosmanpaşa, Kağıthane, Beyoğlu, Başakşehir, Eyüp. This was aimed mainly against DHKP-C, YDG-H members.

During this operation in Bağcılar disrict, Günay Özarslan (DHKP-C) was killed.

15 people were detained in Mardin, 7 PKK members in Izmir, 10 YDG-H members in Bursa, two others in Van.

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Let’s break the law! – Solidarity with the accused of the “Breite Strasse” case in Hamburg (Germany)

August 2nd, 2015

On the 27.08.2014 a house was squatted in Breite Straße in Hamburg. When the cops came to evict they were heavily attacked by the squatters with fireworks, colour, and a lot of other projectiles.
Later people got arrested outside the house accused of participation in the
action. Some of them where in custody for some months but are now out. End of august 2015 the courtcase will start against 6 persons. The accusations are heavy, some of them are accused with attempted homicide because of the
attacks on cops.

Lets show solidarity with the action because it was an attack against this
oppressive normality!
Solidarity with the accused because there should be no rebel in the hands of the state!

03.-09. August 2015 Week of mobilisation and agitation in solidarity with the accused of the “Breite Straße” case!
Show your solidarity with the accused rebels no matter where and how!

A video from the action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_KPGsFBKtI

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Antifenix – Financial help needed (Czech Republic)

July 20th, 2015

Hello everybody,

Since we are still under the pressure of repression, there are quite big expenses in theFenix case and we are somehow unable to pay all these things (lawyers, support of the family of one imprisoned guy, food for prisoners, packages for the prisoners, etc.)

We would like to ask for any financial help possible. First we though that we will be able to do it ourselves and also we were already supported from some groups from other countries, but now it seems to be harder then we expected.

If you would like to donate/do a benefit event, please let us know.
Every amount of money is valuable for us..

Info in English is here on the website http://antifenix.noblogs.org

Thanks to everybody!

ABC-CZ

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Massacre in Suruç as terror spreads across the border – over 50 dead and at least 100 injured in Islamist bombing – Call for international solidarity from MLKP (Turkey)

July 20th, 2015

20 July 2015 – A female suicide bomber with allegiances to Daesh/Islamic State is believed to be responsible for causing a blast in Suruç district of Urfa, which targeted around 300 members of Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) before their journey into Kobanê for reconstruction activities.

Over 50 young people were killed and over a 100 more were wounded, according to initial reports. The blast occurred in the garden of Amara Cultural Center, where the young people had been staying since their arrival in the district yesterday. The youths gathered in the garden to release a statement to the press before crossing into Kobanê. At the press gathering, a group of young people are chanting slogans while holding the federation’s flags and a large banner with the words: “We defended it together, we are building it together.” In the video recording of the meeting, an explosion rips through the young comrades instantly turning the scene into carnage. The garden of the culture center became a blood bath after the blast as the bodies of the youths were scattered around in pieces.

Suruc is a small Kurdish-majority city just a 15-minute drive from the border with Kobane. Suruc houses many refugees who have fled the fighting in Kobane. Kurdish activists in Suruc played a vital role during the siege of Kobane, sending food and medicine to the YPG Kurdish fighters to bolster their supplies. Many journalists and foreign fighters who wanted to go to Kobane went to Suruc and from there were sent on. There was panic in Suruc after the attack, with shopkeepers closing up for fear of a second attack. Suruc residents had feared that they could be the next target of Daesh ever since the attack on the pro-Kurdish party HDP election rally in Diyarbakir which took place on 5 June.

Massacre in Suruc! Call for International Solidarity

Dear Comrades,

This morning there was a massacre in the northern Kurdish city of Suruc against the participants of a delegation of the Federation of the Socialist Youth clubs (SGDF). Many young people were killed and injured in the bombing. The 300 young people were en-route to Kobanê for a week to rebuild the city to help out.

We call upon you to organise international solidarity actions between the 21-22nd July to protest against the massacre and the bloody policy of the AKP dictatorship [Turkish ruling party] and the fascist gangs of ISIS.

With revolutionary greetings

MLKP

Turkey / Kurdistan

International Bureau

Betreff: Massaker in Suruc! Aufruf für Internationale Solidarität

Liebe Genossen,

Heute morgen wurde in der nordkurdischen Stadt Suruc ein Massaker an den Teilnehmern einer Delegation der Föderation der Sozialistischen Jugendvereine (SGDF) verübt. Durch einen Bombenanschlag wurden viele
Jugendliche getötet und verletzt. Die rund 300 Jugendlichen waren auf dem Weg nach Kobanê, um dort eine Woche lang beim Wiederaufbau der Stadt zu helfen.

Wir rufen euch auf international Solidaritätsaktionen zwischen dem 21.-22. Juli zu organisieren, um gegen das Massaker und die blutige Politik der AKP-Diktatur und der faschistischen ISIS Banden zu protestieren.

Mit revolutionären Grüßen

MLKP

Türkei/Kurdistan

Internationales Büro

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'From Cheerleader to Enemy of the State' – Chapter 7 of the book 'Radical Peace: People Refusing War' By William T. Hathaway (USA)

July 19th, 2015

From Cheerleader to Enemy of the State

Chapter 7 of the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

The long, flouncy curls from Judy Davis’s cheerleader days are gone. Her straight blonde hair is now cut short. Large blue eyes stand out in a face pale without makeup. Her soft Southern drawl has an undertone of determination. “It’s taken me awhile, but now I’m glad to be considered an ‘unsuitable influence.’ That was how the school board justified my firing. That and ‘deviating from the curriculum.’ It’s like they were implying I was a deviant. And according to their norms, I am.”

The twenty-nine-year-old was fired for teaching her high school students how US foreign policy has provoked terrorism. This struggle with her school board turned her from a Republican into a revolutionary for peace.

“I taught my tenth grade American history class about what the USA has done for decades in the countries in which we now have terrorism. We work with the local oligarchs there to keep the country under control for our economic advantage. We support dictators and also the kind of managed democracy we have in the USA, where the only political parties that have a chance are those aligned with business and the private ownership of resources. People in those countries are tired of being kept at the bottom. They’re tired of CIA coups and assassinations of progressive leaders. So now they’re defending themselves the only way they can. And they’re getting pretty good at it. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Voice of Middle Eastern Anarchists – The deadly ideology of Islam (Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, …)

July 19th, 2015

We do NOT see anything on any Western Anarchists site, Facebook, etc,
regarding all crimes happening in Iran by the brutal Islamic regime or in
Afghanistan by its puppet regime or many other Middle Eastern countries. But
when a woman in burqa will be attacked we see straightaway there is
rallies, actions etc, in their support under the name of being against
Islamophobia. But if any of “our comrades in Western countries will be
attacked”
or racist treated by fascist racist group, there is NOT a single
action to support our people. We are from Muslim background and we, of
course, respect Muslims. But we as anarchists we are strongly against all
religions, states, class society, fascism, borders, etc.

And we believe we should NOT stay silent on the brutality of Islam under the false reason that it could be against Muslim residents in Western countries!! We believe at the same time that we must be against all kinds of fascism / racism, but at the same time we also must reveal the deadly ideology of fascism in Islam that is hiding behind the burqa or anything else. We believe the burqa is NOT just a piece of clothing or dress, BUT it is “an ideology”, a deadly ideology of Islam who believes you must kill whoever is Not Muslim. You are allowed to marry your innocent child daughter to whomever you want even at the age of 6 or 9.
“A brutal sexual rape of little girls”. You must be stoned to death as a
woman, if you chose to have any sexual relationship with a man or a woman you
love. Your finger, arms, legs will be cut off, if as a poor you steal a piece of
bread. And many more ….

AND WE GUESS THIS IS OUR DIFFERENCE WITH WESTERN ANARCHISTS !!
Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for solidarity with internationalist prisoner Stephan Kaczynski who is on hungerstrike (Turkey)

July 16th, 2015

PDF: Hungerstrike flyer for Steve

TO THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
In the prison for foreigners in Maltepe, the law has been abrogated.

British citizen, Stephan Shah Kaczynski is kept in Maltepe L Type Prison
No.3, which is well-known as a prison for foreigners for already 4
months now. To demand the end to the unlawful actions of the prison
authorities against him, he continues a hungerstrike for 12 days (note:
today 15.07.2015 the hunger strike already reached 21 days).

The prison authorities of the Maltepe L Type Prison No. 3 not only
ignore the demands of Shah Kaczynski, they continue to violate the law
with its actions.

During his 4 months in prison, the prison administration didn’t hand out
any newspapers, books and magazines to Shah Kaczynski. As Shah Kaczynski
made several requests and talked to the prison authorities without any
result, he went on a hunger strike. Read the rest of this entry »

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Evi Statiri still in prison for being the life companion of a captive anarchist urban guerrilla (Greece)

July 15th, 2015

On July 14th 2015, it became known that the latest motion for release filed by Evi Statiri (the life partner of CCF imprisoned member Gerasimos Tsakalos) was rejected by the competent judicial council.

Despite the fact that Evi has never been a member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, nor had she any involvement whatsoever in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan, which was uncovered in January 2015, she is nevertheless being held in pretrial detention in Koridallos prison since March 2nd.

ContraInfo

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'A Militant Prophet' and other poems…

July 15th, 2015

A Militant Prophet
I’ll carry the cross for those who never made it.
Through fields of carnage of your own making.
For the lost, the homeless, the hungry, black boys slaughtered like pigs by pigs
your warriors coming home with missing limbs
“your worthless” underclass, the classless, your welfare queens
these names, the nameless, anonymous, faceless
salt of the earth who refuse to worship at the altars of gold
Your preemptive wars, the flag
You speak of Jesus Christ “Turn the other cheek”
stand idly by … submit!
Do nothing but preach surrounded by armies
crypto fascists!
I’ll finish this thread with a single threat
“Bread or Lead”

Lets Play Monopoly
Against the wall! All you autocrat, plutocrat, oligarchs, fascists.
Tonight we’ll bathe with the blood of tyrants!
Revolt at hand for a thousand years of shackles, cages, unlivable wages
Division of labor, exploitation.
Amazing, what you got away with.
Robbing whole nations, poverty, starvation
Wholesale extinction, world domination
All in the name of “The Trust Fund Generation”

The American Dream
Immortality I seek without fame,
Love without pain,
Riches without blame,
to conquer without shame
rule the world with a single aim
till death that never came.

Black Bloc
Convince the slave that he is free,
a simple lie repeat, the key,
Enough!
ground swells with single might,
standing before armies of men
clinching his fists
for here I am!

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'Exit Free' – Chapter 6 of the book 'Radical Peace: People Refusing War' By William T. Hathaway (USA)

July 14th, 2015

Exit Free

Chapter 6 of the book
RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War
By William T. Hathaway

The following report was contributed by one of the founders of Exit Free, a collective in the USA that helps women leave the military by discharge or desertion.

I’ve become a criminal for peace. How I got there is a complicated story, beginning when the community college where I teach reduced most of its humanities faculty to adjunct status. It saved them a bundle on salaries. We now teach a maximum of three courses per semester, for a really miserable hourly wage with no benefits. They brought in other part-timers to fill the gaps. So the faculty are now mostly freelancers. I ended up with a lot less money but a lot more time.

Several other women I knew were also broke — laid off or dropped out of the McJob economy. We decided to share the misery and formed a collective to make ends meet. One of us had a big empty-nester house from her divorce settlement, so we all moved in. We buy food in bulk, share two cars, planted a big garden, help each other with the things each of us is good at, sometimes quarrel and cry, but mostly we like being together. We feel stronger now than before when it was each of us alone against the neo-con world. Read the rest of this entry »

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London: Disruption of public meeting between SWP & SYRIZA in solidarity with imprisoned comrades (UK)

July 14th, 2015

Insurrection News received and transmits:

In London on Saturday 11th July the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) hosted a public meeting attended by around 1000 people with a member of Syriza’s Central Committee.

Driven by a rejection of the SWP’s Patriarchal rape apologist authoritarian politics and to make clear to Syriza that the imprisonment of fellow Revolutionary Combatants will not go peacefully no matter what place of the world they run to, a small group of Anarchist co-conspirators made the decision to disrupt the meeting.

We successfully made it through their lines of burly ‘minders’ to reach the stage, where we unfurled a banner stating ‘Solidarity with Imprisoned Anarchists, not Syriza’ and chanted anti-prison slogans.

During our escape we were viciously attacked, one comrade had their hair pulled, the banner was stolen, we received death threats, compared to Nazis, there was damage to clothing etc.

This level of violence was unexpected, but revealed the Authoritarian nature of the SWP. Members of the crowd objected to the violence enacted on us, and hopefully this will make evident to them what kind of organisation the SWP is.

Fire to the Prisons!
No Peace for Syriza while our Comrades rot in their jails!
For Social Revolution and a People in Arms!

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Interventions concerning the cases of comrade Nikos Romanos and Evi Statiri and Athina Tsakalou (Greece)

July 14th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

In the past 10 days there have been interventions with hundreds of leaflets in Orestiada, Alexandroupoli, Thessaloniki and Komotini from comrades and friends of the Anarchist Squat UTOPIA A.D., concerning the cases of comrade Nikos Romanos and Evi Statiri and Athina Tsakalou.

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Update on the appeal trial of Operation “Shadow” (Italy)

July 14th, 2015

Sergio Maria Stefani has been sentenced to 4 years for an explosive attack, Alessandro Settepani to a year and a half for attempted sabotage on the Orte-Ancona railway track (March 2008).

With a slight change to the first grade sentence the charge relating to article 302 (instigation to commit offences with intent against the international and national character of the State) was commuted into article 414 (instigation to commit a crime): Stefano del Moro, Alfredo Cospito and Anna Beniamino were sentenced to 3 years for publishing the revolutionary anarchist paper KNO3.

In the first grade trial they were all acquitted of the charge of subversive association with intents of terrorism (270bis) and Sergio had been sentenced to 3 years and 3 months for car theft.

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Source: Act for freedom now!

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Genoa: Sabotage against Italsite Spa in solidarity with anarchist prisoners (Italy)

July 14th, 2015

AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY

The present society is without doubt best described as a technocratic system where global science operates unrestrained and the products they put on the market dominate and govern life.

The multinational companies maintain their dominion over the planet via the States and their international institutions (UN, EU, IMF, ECB).

The hyper-technological society is the perfect accompaniment to meet two primary requirements of Power: profit and social control.

Thanks to the modern deities of science and technology, profit knows no limits with endless military contracts and an incredible amount of useless products continuously marketed.

Social control of life is now becoming more and more widespread as it evolves from simple surveillance cameras to the use of nanotechnology.

The people, already deprived of their autonomy and their own free wll are indoctrinated into this fabulous world of science via a partial and fictitious access to technology.

With the chimera of improving the quality of life the only real effects are unbridled production, the atrophying of people’s minds and abilities, the cancellation of genuine emotions and finally life itself.

Meanwhile what remains of nature is devastated to build mega-projects to ensure the speedier travel of goods and faster access to information.

Meanwhile the general indifference continues as television transmits images of people massacred and starved to exploit the resources required to increase the production of consumer goods.

For once we decided to evade control and threaten the profits of the technocratic society.

We set fire to the power cables for a repeater owned by Italsite Spa, a company that specializes in the telecommunications sector in Italy and Europe.

FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MARCO CAMENISCH

IN SOLIDARITY WITH ANARCHIST PRISONERS IN ITALY, CHILE, GREECE, SPAIN AND MEXICO

(via contra info, translated into English by Insurrection News)

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