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Text by Nikos Romanos about the hunger strike of political prisoners (Greece)

March 16th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

On March 2, Anarchists/political prisoners began a hunger strike with demands aiming at the suppressive context of the counter-terrorist crusade that goes on smoothly, despite the left governance of the traders of hope. The anarchist comrades involved in the Network of Fighting Prisoners (NFP) and comrades Maziotis, Koufodinas and Gournas have put in a general framework that depicts the development of repression in recent years. That’s why each one of their demands separately deconstructs the emergency regime and its basic expression which is none other than repression.

After SY.RIZ.A was elected, many comrades -including me- believed that there was a need for provocations from anarchist perspectives in order to force SYRIZA to reveal its real face. The face of capitalism, the face of the managers of modern power, the face of the servants of Capital. Besides, to this masquerade with guests from all historical periods, viewers are forced to discover that beneath all the masks hides the face of power, which can neither be improved nor reformed, only destroyed, with continuous struggle by all means. And let all those anarchists that were dragged to the polls to cast a vote in SY.RIZ.A hear this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Prison Struggle |

Support Shilan Ozcelik – Defend the struggle against ISIS/Daesh (UK)

March 16th, 2015

From RabbleLDN:

Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik, an 18 year-old Kurdish comrade from London, has been held on remand in Holloway prison charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism. Her charge relates to allegedly trying to join the fight against Daesh (ISIS) in Syria.

Shilan was arrested at Stansted airport in January after returning from a trip to mainland Europe, but appeared in court only last week charged with the offence under section 5 (1)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006. She is accused of trying to join fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK. It’s the first known prosecution in relation to people in the UK joining the fight against Daesh.

An emergency demo was held outside Holloway on Friday to support her. Shilhan is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 1st April – updates will be shared here if further demos are called.

Write to Shilan at:

Silan Ozcelik
Prison No: A8733DK
HMP Holloway
Parkhurst Road
London N7 0NU
UK

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Posted in Social Control |

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire: Imprisoned Members Cell – 'Salute to the solidarity actions' (Greece)

March 15th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

Every message and action of solidarity is a gesture of complicity and strength for the fight we give. A fight that goes beyond the faces of the political prisoners and releases a general dynamic. The dynamic of the anarchists to sabotage the reality of law’s decisions, the prisons’, the judges’ and that of the cops’. The dynamic to touch, each one with their own starting points and specialties, a perspective of substantial and dangerous conflict with the existent and the powerful. The dynamic to live anarchy here and now.

The first squats [occupations] (central offices of SY.RI.Z.A., The Law school, Chania, Rethymno, Veroia, Thessaloniki), marches, interventions outside prisons, actions of attack, counter information, have already disturbed the peaceful sleep of the cities. The regular circulation of humans and products, that indifferently move in the metropolis’ avenues, was interrupted, even for a little while, towards non-scheduled affairs.

A forceful squat or a march, unleashes, in fact, space and time of the enslaved reality. Space because it liberates ground, occupying it and reversing its symbolisms. So, the governing party’s offices and the Law School are slipping into liberated territories of counter-information and subversive plannings. Time because it smashes the clock of the scheduled routes in the city. The time – guard, which is being shared out to scheduled routes in the metropolis, home – school – coffee hours – shops – advertisements, disorganizes. It disorganizes towards a squatted building, a broken journalists’ van and moments of dispute are released for anyone to think of; not only whether we live in poverty, but also whether we live a way we are not included in.

This is why the cannibalistic propaganda of the journalists crudely attacks these actions of solidarity. It sets up a witch hunt in the caldron of the TV demagogy and launches caricatures of students – careerists of the law school (probably judges and attorneys in the future), who present the squatters as bullies.

But if the life of the hunger strikers and, mainly, the whole fight for freedom and dignity can be compared to some lost days of teaching, then this society, along with its civilization and its morality, needs to be defeated twice, for the world to be more beautiful and free.

STRENGTH & COMPLICITY TO THE PEOPLE IN SOLIDARITY

STRENGTH & SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THE HUNGER STRIKERS

UNTIL VICTORY

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF,
Imprisoned Members Cell

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International solidarity with anti-fascist Alexander Kolchenko (Russia)

March 15th, 2015

Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.

Why is Alexander Kolchenko in jail?

Alexander, who has undeniably proved his antifascist stance over many years, is facing preposterous accusations of belonging to “Right Sector”, a radical Ukrainian right-wing organization, whose real role in Ukrainian events is blown out of proportion by Russian official propaganda.

In modern Russia any activist — left-wing, anarchist or liberal — can be slandered as a member or sympathizer of “Right Sector”. This situation is comparable to the hunt for nonexistent “Trotskyists” under Stalin, or the McCarthy witch-hunt for communists. Putin’s authoritarian and nationalist regime, which uses in its propaganda everything from religious prejudices and conspiracy theories to outright racism, shamelessly steals “antifascist” rhetoric. And yet anyone who is considered bothersome is called a “fascist”, even if he/she stands on the opposite side of the political spectrum. Read the rest of this entry »

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Clashes continue in Kobane and Til Temir, Lions of Rojava fired upon from Turkey, Demo for Ivana Hoffmann (Kurdistan)

March 15th, 2015

74 gang members killed in Kobanê and Til Temir

13 March – ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol.

YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre reported in a written statement that 74 gang members were killed in clashes in Til Temir and Kobanê. 5 YPG/YPJ fighters have also lost their lives.

YPG said that ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Autonomy |

Anarchist bookfairs and upcoming events in Europe (A-Radio)

March 15th, 2015

On the occasion of an international anarchist meeting in Paris we had the opportunity to do some interviews in the studio of Radio Libertaire. This is one of those interviews. In it comrades from the Anarchist Radio Berlin, Crna Luknja (Ljubljana), Radio Libertaire (Paris) and the Vrje Bond (Netherlands) talk about several anarchist bookfairs around Europe and other upcoming events like an international radio meeting in Slovenia or the Pinksterlanddagen camp in the Netherlands.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2015/03/14/a-radio-in-english-anarchist-bookfairs-and-upcoming-events-in-europe/

The length is: 11:35 min.

Enjoy! And please feel free to share!
You’ll find other English language audios here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/englishcastellano/

A-Radio Berlin

ps.: Please note: We are always looking for people willing to lend us a hand with transcript translations from Spanish or German into English as well as people able to do voice recordings – in order to amplify our international radio work. You can contact us at aradio-berlin/at/riseup(dot)net!

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Birmingham: First demo against Skanska, AstraZeneca building contractors (UK)

March 15th, 2015

On Monday 9 March, there was a demo in Birmingham by the Birmingham Against AstraZeneca crew. Around 25 people over the course of the day joined the protest. This is the first demo against a Skanska office in the UK, Skanska are the builders of the Cambridge AstraZeneca global HQ and animal lab. AstraZeneca uses around 300,000 animals in pointless experiments each year; that’s over 800 animals every single day! 500 leaflets brought by the activists were distributed within the first hour and a half of the protest! Support from the public was overwhelming. Shut down the animal torturers-murderers!

Please do a demo against your local Skanska office, without Skanska no lab can be built. The animals need YOU!

https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamAgainstAZ


Upcoming demo in Yorkshire against Skanska and AstraZeneca:

Friday, April 10 at 12:00pm
Bentley House, Jossey La, Doncaster DN5 9ED

https://www.facebook.com/yorkshireagainstaz

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New communique from Sosyal İsyan / Social Rebellion (Kurdistan)

March 14th, 2015

A message for ecologists and anarchists about the current situation:

To be vegan will not liberate animals, nature and humans. Spaces for socialization will not destroy the system. But organized and armed struggle against capitalism has changed and will change a lot. The problems are social, this is not a question about the individual liberation. Freedom will not occur until all of us are free. Only the armed struggle can stop the murderers of nature.

Those who theorize the cowardice of reconciliation are at the service of capitalism. Those who are undisciplined, devoid of revolutionary ethics, who refuse the armed struggle are the agents of fascism in our eyes.

The only way to defeat fascism is the armed struggle. Capitalism can only be destroyed through armed struggle and the armed struggle can only be fought and won by an organization which possesses theoretical unity and strong will.

Our prisoners cannot be liberated by graffiti, rallies or actions without severity, but only by organizing operations of liberation into the jails – and that is only possible via armed struggle.

Our call is to organize for armed struggle.

Get organized! Get armed! Revolt!

Sosyal İsyan / Social Rebellion

13.03.2015

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Semilla de Liberación #3 (PDF)

March 13th, 2015



Les dejamos un nuevo numero de semilla de liberación, el numero 3, continuamos cuestionando el orden jerarquico imperante y a sus defensorxs.

https://semilladeliberacion.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/semilla-de-liberacion-3-lectura-on.pdf
https://semilladeliberacion.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/semilla-de-liberacion-3-impresion.pdf
https://semilladeliberacion.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/tapa-semilla-3.jpg

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Posted in Library |

Help Free Dante Cano – Anarchist Youth Targeted by State in Oakland Rebellion (USA)

March 13th, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11th, the District Attorney’s office pushed in court for Dante Cano to be hit with a felony charge for vandalism. The one police officer in court claimed that after hearing a window being hit, he saw a person in black running in a sea of other people in black. Several moments later, Dante was in police custody, despite no evidence actually linking him to the crime. We are asking people to
please help bail Dante out of jail, which will increase his changes of defending himself in court. We also call on everyone to continue to support the Ferguson 3, youths arrested during the first night of the rebellion in the Bay Area. Read the rest of this entry »

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Protest: Undercover is no excuse for abuse – Demo at Cardiff Police Station (Wales, UK)

March 12th, 2015

6pm @Cardiff Central Police Station on the 24th of March 2015

It has been over five years since we learned that Mark “Marco” Jacobs was not just another anarchist in the south Wales activist scene, but was actually an undercover police officer.

Since then a number of people who were directly effected by his use of sexual relations as an infiltration tactic have taken legal action to attempt to hold the system to account.

Sickeningly South Wales Police and the Metropolitan Police have maintained a “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” defence of all aspects of Officer Jacobs deployment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Interview with Hip-Hop collective 'Social Waste' and Athens-based 'Group of Libertarian Communists' about the leftist-regime of Syriza (Anarchistisches Radio Berlin)

March 12th, 2015

After the Greek elections from January 25, 2015 the left-wing party Syriza took over the government in a coalition with the national-conservative party of the Independent Greeks.

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we talked to comrades from Greece in order to learn more about what to expect from this new government, as anarchists but also as part of the autonomous and self-organization movements.

We can present you two audios that cover different aspects of how to look at the Greek situation today. One interview was made with Leonidas from the anarchist hip-hop collective Social Waste, the other with three members of the Athens-based Group of Libertarian Communists.

You’ll find both audios (to listen online or download in different sizes) here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2015/03/12/a-radio-in-english-greek-anarchists-on-syriza/

1) Social Waste
Length: 10:04 min

2) Group of Libertarian Communists
Length: 17:33 min

Enjoy! And please feel free to share!
You’ll find other English language audios here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/englishcastellano/

A-Radio Berlin

ps.: Please note: We are always looking for people willing to lend us a hand with transcript translations from Spanish or German into English as well as people able to do voice recordings – in order to amplify our international radio work. You can contact us at aradio-berlin/at/riseup(dot)net!

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Ferguson: Two cops shot outside police station during demo (USA)

March 12th, 2015

Last night, two cops were shot outside Missouri city police station during a demo against police brutality and the killing of Michael Brown, 18-year-old unarmed black man slain by cops last summer. The two cops did not die, but are seriously injured. On Wednesday, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson announced that he planned to resign after a harsh U.S. Justice Department investigative report about his handling of the police killing last summer of Michael Brown. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Direct Action |