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An Interview with Reacción Salvaje / Wild Reaction (Mexico)

October 29th, 2015

Published by: Revista Regresión

Michoacán, Mexico

Autumn 2015

Note from Revista Regresión (Regression Magazine): This interview with Wild Reaction (Reacción Salvaje: RS) ended right after its last communiqué (August 14, 2015) and we waited until now (October 2015) to publish it in the fourth issue of the magazine, Regresión. We would like to thank everyone who made this collaboration possible. The editors of this magazine have great respect for the opinions of all of the interlocutors in this interview.

Even so, we must mention that we here at Regresión have great affinity to the practices and actions of what had at one time been RS, and to the groups that have derived from it. R.

A clarification by Xapiri Thepe (XT): This interview was done via the Internet, without contact with any of the members of the now defunct group Reacción Salvaje, with Revista Regresión acting as a go-between. Contact was made via the no longer updated website El Tlatol, which relayed our questions to the members of RS. Thus, the portal Xaipiri Thepe does not necessarily condone any of the positions exposited by the now defunct group. This interview is only meant to document what had been their positions, so it is not our intention to advocate or write apologetics for violence, nor for the actions that we disagree with. This is to say that there is absolutely no group affiliation, sympathy or affinity between Xaipiri Thepe and RS.

Xaipiri Thepe (XT): This conversation took place electronically through the magazine Regresión and the website El Tlatol. Through these sources we asked for the opportunity to have this conversation via email, and this should not be interpreted as assent to or sympathy with the positions of RS. That out of the way, we would like to ask: In February the magazine, “Destroy the Prisons”, strongly critiqued your radical ecological positions. What do you have to say regarding the criticism of this anti-prison magazine? What criticism do you have of prison abolitionism? What is your position regarding this sort of abolitionism as an alternative to depriving people of liberty?

RS: First of all, we would like to thank Revista Regresión and the folks at El Tlatol for organizing this conversation, as well as for providing a forum in which we can give a response to those who desire to converse with us. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bad news about Mónica and Francisco (Spain)

October 29th, 2015

Mónica and Francisco pretrial detention extended.

On Tuesday 27 the judicial review was held where it was decided to extend the
remand of Monica and Francisco or release them pending trial. The review has
left the resolution, and so has extended it.

Although the Spanish legislation provides for two years as the maximum
time a person can remain in pretrial detention, the State has the
possibility to lengthen (arguing some sort of exception in the case) for
two years, and has done.

Two years ago, on 13 November 2013 they were arrested along with three
others, to which the case has been filed against them. Monica and Francisco are
awaiting trial on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization and
conspiracy to cause havoc.

The same day of the leave of this resolution, 9 people were detained in a new blow to
anarchism in Barcelona and Manresa, ten searches in houses and premises.

And in this we just have to roll with the punches and keep going,
showing them they are not alone and that our solidarity will not get slow.


THEY CAN ARREST US, BUT NOT STOP US!
FREEDOM ANARCHIST PRISONERS!
SOLIDARITY WITH ARRESTED!
WE WANT OUR PARTNERS IN THE STREET NOW!

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Comrades arrested accused of terrorism (Catalunya)

October 29th, 2015

Update: 8 released on bail.

10 comrades arrested in Barcelona and Manreza (Cataluña, Spain) accused of membership of GAC (anarchist coordinated groups). At the moment the information comes from state media.

[Urgente] Compañeros detenidos en Barcelona y Manresa con acusaciones de terrorismo.

Desde las seis de la mañana los Gossos* d’Esquadra (policía autonómica
catalana), bajo órdenes de la Audiencia Nacional, registran locales y
viviendas de compañeros/as anarquistas en Barcelona (barrios de Gracia,
Sant Andreu y Sants) y en Manresa. Según los medios de intoxicación de
masas, los arrestos son la continuación de la “operación pandora” contra
lo que la policía y los jueces creen que son los GAC (Grupos anarquistas
Coordinados), a quienes acusan de ser los responsables de los ataques
reivindicados por grupos anarquistas durante los años 2012 y 2013
(habría que recordar que según la Fiscalía General del Estado desde el
año pasado el anarcoterrorismo ya no tiene capacidad para atentar).
Según la prensa del patrón, hay ya 9 o 10 detenidos/as, y otros tantos
registros, entre ellos, el del Ateneo Libertario de Sants.
Seguiremos informando.

¡El Estado es el único terrorista!
¡Libertad anarquistas detenidos!

* Juego de palabras: Gosso en catalán es perro. El cuerpo policial se
llama Mossos d’Esquadra.

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Tune In – Political Prisoner Radio (USA)

October 29th, 2015

Political Prisoner Radio is a program that seeks to educate the public on the individual cases of political prisoners and prisoners of war being held by the United States government, many for decades under torturous conditions. It features former political prisoners, advocates, family members and organizations work to free these individuals. The program often discusses the historical political repression and social conditions that existed and still exist within the United States of America.

www.politicalprisonerradio.blogspot.com
politicalprisonerradio.blogspot.com/p/tune-in.html

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Letter from Argentina for the Global Day of Political Prisoners by the Collective for the Re-foundation of the IVth International – FLTI

October 26th, 2015

325 receives and transmits – We add the clarification after a contact with our comrades, Sin Banderas-Ni Fronteras, in Chile, that this letter is published mainly for reference, not as an approval. Our nihilist-anarchist and anti-civilisation perspective obviously has a critique of the authoritarianism of Marx-Lenin-Trotsky. Solidarity to the imprisoned comrades, for a new internationalist struggle:

October 2, 2015

Comrades,

Firstly, we wanted to send you a big hug, a hearty encouragement and our entire sympathy and support in the fight for your freedom in the dungeons of the Greek regime, especially to comrade Evi Statiri, who is now recovering from her hunger strike.

We are the Collective for the Re-foundation of the IVth International – FLTI. We are an international current with militancy in Syria near Aleppo, resistance against the genocidal Assad; we are also working alongside the rebel militias in Libya who yesterday defeated Khadafi; we are fighting in Zimbabwe and South Africa in Black Africa; and also in several Latin American countries.

We are writing to you because we have been carefully following your struggle and denouncing and fighting together with you against the brutal imprisonment that dozens of comrades are suffering, who today are still in prison at the hands of the Syriza’s Government, those “merchants of hope” -as comrade Nikos Romanos denounced them – that are actually jailers and oppressors.

We want you to know that this claim and this fight that you are carrying forward, is also ours. We know that you are imprisoned for fighting; for defending migrant workers attacked by the fascist gangs of Golden Dawn. Today it is thousand times more necessary to deepen this fight, when tens of thousands of political refugees arrive in Europe fleeing from genocide as that perpetrated by dog Al-Assad against the Syrian revolution before the “crocodile tears” of European Governments and Obama who are the ones that command these massacres against the rebel masses.

So when we hear of students that have taken the technological Institute of Athens to fight for the freedom of political prisoners and in defense of the refugees, we greet their action with revolutionary fervor and say that this is a huge example to multiply and deepen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Madrid: Concentration in the Viewing Gallery of the High Court in the sight of anarchist comrades Monica and Francisco (Spain)

October 26th, 2015

Note: A ‘concentration’ literally means a ‘concentration’ of comrades; a demo of small number but never insignificant. Solidarity to the two imprisoned compas.

Tuesday, October 27. 9:00 am. C / C Genoa / Farcía Gutierrez. National audience. (Madrid)

On Tuesday October 27 the hearing of two of the arrested in the case of November 2013 is at the National Hearing. After spending nearly two years on remand, (November 13 completes two years), the judges will have to solve if they prolong the two year custody or give bail to those awaiting trial.
Therefore, this Tuesday at 9:00 we will be with them at the gates of the audience, because they are not alone, because we will not slow our solidarity.

They can lock us up but it will not stand.

DEATH TO THE STATE AND LONG LIVE ANARCHY

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If they enacted the extension of preventive detention to see you all 20:00 pm in the Plaza de Tirso de Molina

From ContraMadriz

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Updates from the new trial of Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)

October 24th, 2015

“Those who live on 300 or 400 euros a month are not terrorised by Revolutionary Struggle, but by you and your regime.”

In a climate of tension, a new trial for Nikos Maziotis unfolded in the specially designed court in the female prison wing of Korydallos. He is now being accused for acts allegedly committed during the period that he was wanted by police. His co-defendants are his fugitive companion, Pola Roupa, the anarchist A. Stamboulou who is denying the charges, and the recently arrested G. Petrakakos.

The defendants are charged with, among other things, the offenses of membership and participation in a terrorist organization of which the leader is claimed to be Maziotis, an accusation of exploding a car bomb at the Bank of Greece on Amerikis Street in April 2014, for which Maziotis has taken political responsibility, and also for supply and possession of explosives, explosions, and two robberies. Moreover, Nikos Maziotis is accused of attempted homicide in the shoot-out with policemen in Monastiraki in the summer of 2014 when he was arrested.

The manifesto and the banks

The request of the lawyers of Nikos Maziotis for the prosecution to produce representatives of the banks which he reportedly robbed, made the presence of the defense strongly felt. The accused took the floor and said the banks were, “predatory organizations, there was no robbery, expropriation is the reality of the event.”

And when asked by the court to speak in his defense, the accused read a text-manifesto with harsh words against the political system and the judges. “Those who live on 300 or 400 euros a month are not terrorised by Revolutionary Struggle, but by you and your regime,” he said addressing the judges. Nikos Maziotis declared himself an “anarchist prisoner of war”. He described the trial as political, claiming it was a title of honor for him to be armed.

The other defendant A. Stamboulou claimed himself an “anarchist prisoner of war” and denied the charges, claiming that they have no relation to reality as there has, “not been found any evidence against him.” And he called his trial “political” and attributed his persecution to the “rage of repressive mechanisms.”

G. Petrakakos, in turn, denied the charges and reserved the right not to speak in his own defense.

‘Evening’ trial

The tone went up further when the presiding judge announced that the court sessions would start at noon and will last until the evening as there is a risk of the expiration of 18 months [of pretrial detention time] for the accused Stamboulou. The legal advocates responded by invoking the “special status” of the trial, accusing the court that it gives priority to the principle of expediency, not of legality.

“Make a trial by yourself, your shame stands revealed!”, cried the packed audience.

“Arrange when we will come not from Pangrati but from the provinces,” complained witnesses.

“We will reach out to the Chief of Appeals, it is humanly impossible to meet,” said the lawyers.

Finally, after these reactions, the President interrupted the schedule for the morning of October 19, clarifying however that the other meetings will be held. . . in the afternoon and then proceeded to call out the the names of witnesses, amid loud protests.

(via The Barbarian Times)

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Brighton ABC – Bottled Wasp Pocket Diary 2016 (UK)

October 20th, 2015

Copies of the latest edition of Brighton ABC’s Bottled Wasp Diary are now available to prisoner support groups at cost price (plus postage and packing) so they can fundraise for their groups.
Cover price is £5/EUR7 and batches of 10 can be had for £15/EUR21. You can contact ABC Brighton (via group emails) for further details at brightonabc[at]riseup.net or at: thebottledwasp[at]riseup.net

This time around the Wasp takes on the history of political insurrection, revolt and revolution across the centuries, with special features on events as far afield as Argentina (Patagonia Rebelde) and China (Wuhan Incident ) or The Year of European Revolutions – 1848 – and the 1975 Portuguese Golpe de 25 de Novembro, taking in along the way the appearance of the first Red Flag as a revolutionary symbol (the Merthyr Rising in 1831), the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381, the Walloon Jacquerie, the various French Communes, the Mexican Revolution, the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, and the 1944 Dekemvriana in Greece, via visits to Macedonia, Korea, Chile, China and Australia.

For further info and a quick peak inside, see: http://www.brightonabc.org.uk/bottledwasp.html
A flier can also be downloaded at: http://www.brightonabc.org.uk/images/wasp/2016/2016_flier.pdf

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Statement from Amazon, transgender prisoner on hungerstrike (USA)

October 20th, 2015

Amazon, a transfemale from Gender Anarky in prison in California, began
a hunger strike the morning of October 7, 2015 for transfer to a women’s
prison. Amazon is legally a female. In January 2015, Amazon’s birth
certificate was amended by the Office of Vital Records in Sacramento to
record her sex as “female.” Under a new law signed by the governor,
transexuals no longer need full sex-reassignment surgery to amend their
vital records, but instead a doctor’s declaration of transition to
reflect their current gender. Amazon accomplished this. She then applied
for a transfer to a women’s prison. The prison required Amazon to
present her new birth certificate. However, prison rules prohibit
inmates from possessing birth certificates and Amazon asked the prison
to verify the document with the Office of Vital Records. The prison
refused to do so. Amazon then attempted to file a grievance over the
issue, but she was again required to produce her birth certificate to
pursue a grievance. This is an example of the notorious mind games that
prison officials play on inmates to suppress legitimate issues and
prevent them from seeking an administrative resolution of the problem.
Read the rest of this entry »

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Istanbul: Anarchist space "infiAl" raided by anti-terror police after report by Islamic-fascist newspaper (Turkey)

October 19th, 2015

There´s an anarchist place (infoshop,library,event space etc..) in Istanbul called “infiAl”. Islamist fascist Vahdet newspaper mobilized the police by publishing a report with the title “Anarchist are preparing themselves for civil war” and police raided infiAl. When they came the first time (with guns, armored police cars etc) people in the place managed to keep them away but in the following days they came more prepared with a search warrant. They also arrested the lawyer who had the right to be there. 3 comrades (including the lawyer) were taken to the anti-terror department of the police station. They are charging the anarchists to be a member of an armed terrorist group’ with the charge of insults and threats against President Erdogan and other parliamentarians as well.

The law says that the statements can be taken from the lawyer only by the Prosecutor. The other 2 comrades used the right to remain silent, that’s why also their statement must be taken by the prosecutor, which should be tomorrow. But they got released around 3am in the morning without the statements. On future dates they will be called to give their statements.

This is the information so far. For more information you can read the article:

Fascist newspaper wrote, police raided and arrested anarchists

We are familiar with Turkish state repression on every opposition. Once again they proved that they can do whatever they want, creating evidence, charges, arresting lawyers etc..

We will also continue updating about the forthcoming situations.

ABC Istanbul

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Brindisi prison attacked with 2 improvised explosive devices (Italy)

October 16th, 2015

According to the prison service, in the late evening of 5 October, the prison of Brindisi was attacked with two improvised grenades. The first bomb exploded along the outer wall, while the second was found – unexploded – under the gas meter, the scientific police intervened on the spot after the explosion of the first bomb.

Info via crocenera.

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Athens: Political parties’ kiosks torched and vandalized (Greece)

October 15th, 2015

Political parties’ kiosks torched and vandalized (Athens, 19/09/2015)

Inter Arma received and translated:

On Saturday 19/9 at dawn, we tried to disrupt even temporarily the conformism of the petty masses. As the crowd was sharpening its passivity, ready once again to show its complicity by supporting the authoritarian structure, we tried to actively declare our complicity with the anarchist prisoners, who carry out their own fight against the isolation and alienation their are subjected to in the condition of imprisonment.

Evi Statiri, partner of Gerasimos Tsakalos, is on a hunger strike since 14/9 demanding only the termination of her unjustified detention. Evi Satiri, victim of the authority’s generalized power expansion strategy is imprisoned in the cells of democracy since 2/3 when she arrested together with Angeliki Spyropoulou and Athena Tsakalou in Salamina and is accused of being member of a terrorist organization without any evidence whatsoever. It is certain that Evi is not held hostage by the state by accident. Authority, beyond the psychological test to which it wishes to put the comrades of CCF in order to avenge them for their consistent and uncompromising aggressive attitude, has a much more dangerous target in its plans. The democratic totalitarianism of order, legality, safety, quietness, commodities, and economic domination wants to eliminate everything that questions the choices which the masses are allowed to consume from its one-dimensional reality of the spectacle.

The total expansion of a reality with predefined movement limits doesn’t allow its questioning, much more the transfer from the abstract space of ideas to the physical armed confrontation with the materializations of institutional power. Those who negate the existent, should firstly be punished and eliminated and secondly, since no punishment can erase events, have their choices isolated, marginalized, ridiculed and communicated in the rational control tanks and their bearers. Anarchists urban guerrillas who attempt a radical deconstruction of modern life, should literally disappear from the social terrain in order for the smooth operation of the system and it is a natural consequence by which no one should be surprised that family members and friends are prosecuted, following their choice to have relationships with people whose history should be deleted from the social memory.

Under these conditions we wanted to disrupt the daily flow of news, information and events of an election campaign, we placed incendiary devices at two election kiosks, one of the Communist Party and one of SYRIZA in Ano Patissia, and vandalized one kiosk of ND (New Democracy) in Kifissia. Although there are many reasons to attack these political parties, the choice was essentially arbitrary, so we will not bother explaining any special reasons for these attacks since as anarcho-nihilists we are hostile towards every political structure. The time frame of the attack however was not arbitrary at all. Our choice to attack a day before the elections was aimed to disrupt the democratic spectacular relations where domination demonstrates its ideological omnipotence. Elections also are fully adapted to the existence of the modern slave who was asked to give away a life whose rights have already been taken, to the hands of a specialist. The votes deposited in the ballot box bear the imprints of an abandoned life and a rented consciousness whose every desire is the product of social imperatives, independent only to the extend that it confirms the one-dimensional civilization of the authoritarian world.

It is obvious that the choices and issues of anarchist prisoners have no place within the borders of domination and that is why we as anarchists take up the task of establishing the flow of our own world against those who in the face of the fear of a chaotic life chose to seek refuge in the smoothness of authoritarian realism. In contrast with the procedures for managing the masses, the issues concerning anarchist comrades are directly linked to us and we are prepared to assist them when necessary. Far from reproducing nihilistic intellectualism and the commodified notion of violence for violence, expressed by discontented crowds, let us go on the offensive always according to our desire for action. Let us put an end to the graphic reproduction of phrases spoken too many times and harmless slogans and let us begin to live the war for which so much ink has been spilled.

Immediate release of the hunger striker Evi Statiri, not because her imprisonment is “illegal” or “unjust” but because we demand it.

Immediate granting of educational prison leaves to Nikos Romanos

WAR ON DEMOCRACY

DEATH TO LAW

DEATH TO SOCIETY


Nihilists for the total attack against the existent

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