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5G Mobile Phone Masts Set on Fire in Merseyside and Birmingham (UK)

April 4th, 2020

5G Masts were set alight in Sparkhill, Birmingham, on Thursday 2nd April, and Melling, Merseyside, on Friday 3rd April.

The 70ft mobile phone tower in Birmingham was torched shortly after 8pm. Firefighters were called to the EE structure ‘well alight’ on Spring Road in Tyseley. Police also attended to block off the road while the flames were tackled for over an hour.

In Melling, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said it extinguished a 5G mast tower fire near the M57 motorway late in the evening on Friday.

Also, at the end of September 2019, the EE/BT tower in Porth, Wales, was destroyed by an arson attack

Against all harmfulness and toxicity

Against the techno-prison-world

Find a global map of 5G infrastructure here:

https://www.speedtest.net/ookla-5g-map

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Revolutionary Struggle Member Pola Roupa: Social and Class Inequality Breeds Pandemics (Greece)

April 4th, 2020

We are experiencing the deepest systemic crisis that is killing. Covid 19 was created by deep poverty and inequality. Doctors have already spoken out about the new poverty conditions that all kinds of epidemics are hatching in different parts of the globe. Covid 19 is a child of inequality, and as it gets deeper, new viruses may be born that may be even more murderous than this coronavirus. Isn’t it time for political criticism? But it is the very system of capitalism and the market economy of political oligarchy called representative democracy that creates an ever-widening gap between wealth and poverty, resulting in an ever-increasing poverty spreading across many countries on the planet.

A prominent pulmonologist who has publicly raised the issue of extreme poverty as a cause of the pandemic and has said that if inequality is not addressed, we will continue to have such pandemic phenomena, never again appeared on television screens. The way covid 19 is treated is also done according to social and class conditions, although the system is essentially responsible for this development. Covid 19 may not discriminate against who it hits, but not everyone has the luxury of proper care (large homes with compliance with safety and hygiene, good nutrition) and not everyone has the ability to purchase overpriced materials to protect themselves, especially now with the millions of unemployed in Greece, locked in their homes and even exposed to hunger. Patients with covid 19 no longer have access to public hospitals that are already under the weight of the pandemic due to shortages of materials, infrastructure, and staff, while diagnostic tests are limited. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chile: Actualización sobre el aislamiento que buscan imponer a lxs prisionerxs de la Cárcel de Alta Seguridad en el contexto del covid-19

April 4th, 2020

El viernes 27 de Marzo la Cárcel de Alta Seguridad declaro el total aislamiento de los prisioneros que mantiene como rehén. La prohibición represiva con excusa de la cuarentena por el covid-19 incluía el fin de cualquier tipo de visita como también la eliminación de las encomiendas para lxs prisionerxs, cortando en la práctica cualquier contacto con el exterior como también dejándolos a a merced y dependencia de los carceleros y el Estado.

Rápidamente en medio de cuarentenas y restricciones para movilizarse por la ciudad se gestionaron distintas iniciativas para revertir las intenciones de sepultar a nuestrxs compañerxs. Desde adentro y afuera de los muros finalmente fue posible revertir parcialmente las medidas represivas y restrictivas del Estado carcelero.
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Met scum cops go on the hunt for military-style vehicles to tackle coming disorder in London (UK)

April 3rd, 2020

Recently it has come to our attention that the scum Met cops (security forces of London) have been on the hunt for military-style vehicles. Last week the HQ Scotland Yard put out a notice stating it was looking for suppliers for armoured personnel carriers, armoured military vehicles, armoured combat vehicles and weapon carriers. It also wants security, fire-fighting and defence equipment and armour plating.

In the scum’s own words they are looking for “tactical intervention and public order and firearm patrol vehicles…” They also claim that the new repression equipment is not linked to the coronavirus pandemic and the vehicles would not be on the streets until next year. This is not to be believed at all, every word out a coppers mouth is a lie. Clearly the security forces on prison island and around the world have already been planning for mass disorder for many years, with ever increasingly militarized security forces looking more like armed forces, especially since the recent ‘financial crisis’ that led to moments of insurrection around many parts of the world.

Particularly on prison island the British state and its security forces have already been investing in vehicles. A list of military-style vehicles the Met currently owns is not available to the public. However upgraded bullet-resistant armoured Jankel Guardians have already been seen in recent years. The seven-tonne personnel carrier can withstand AK-47 bullets and has a bomb-proof floor. The fleet, normally based at Heathrow, was sent out onto the streets after widespread rioting in 2011. They were also seen at Wembley in 2015 following the terror attacks in Paris.

This is a prime example that the British state and security forces are gearing up for disorder if not during the coronavirus epidemic definitely in the economic fallout that will follow. Expect to see these lumbering bastards on a street near you soon as the anti-social and nihilistic rage rises.

The Uncivilized

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Occupied Palestine: Two days of riots erupt in Jaffa after 16 year old youth defies coronavirus curfew

April 3rd, 2020

The enraged people of Jaffa rioted last Wednesday, burning tires and dumpsters, in protest of a series of violent arrests carried out by occupying forces. Cops were on a patrol in the city’s predominately Arab Ajami neighborhood, when they saw a 16 year old standing with another person.The cops then requested identification in order to find out if he was further than 100 meters from his house.The youth refused their order, resulting in the cops attacking and violently arresting him, all the while more residents surrounded the cops to help him escape. A further 4 people where violently arrested, leading to the local neighbourhood attacking any reinforcements that arrived.

A resident of Jaffa who saw what happened, said: “The feelings are very tense, the situation in Jaffa is out of control. It has been a month since the situation tension between police officers and young people has been so severe. It’s not cops, they’re criminals. They don’t talk.
They hit first. This morning there was a riot between police and residents after a 16-year-old refused to identify himself. When a woman came to disperse the mess, she too was beaten. All of Jaffa is furious.
We can’t stand such a thing that the cops behave in such a way.”

States are doing everything possible to suppress rising anti-social tensions against the curfews imposed worldwide, the occupying forces have unleashed their propoganda trying to discredit the unrest by saying the 16 year old had coronavirus when all he did was resist totalitarian violence.

The Uncivilized

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[PUBLICACIÓN] MUNDO COVID-19. LAS EPIDEMIAS EN LA ERA DEL CAPITALISMO. Nº1

April 3rd, 2020

PDF: PUBLICACIÓN MUNDO COVID-19.1

MUNDO COVID-19, Nº 1
LAS EPIDEMIAS EN LA ERA DEL CAPITALISMO

– Recopilación de textos de análisis internacionales durante el estado
de alarma.

https://contratodanocividad.espivblogs.net/

contratodanocividad@riseup.net

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Primavera silenziosa

April 3rd, 2020

È ragionevole descrivere
una sorta di imprigionamento per mezzo di un’altro
quanto descrivere qualsiasi cosa
che esiste
realmente
per mezzo di un’altra che non esiste affatto

Daniel Defoe

Perché dovremmo sopportare una dieta di veleni non del tutto nocivi, una casa in sobborghi non del tutto squallidi, una cerchia di conoscenze non del tutto ostili, il frastuono di motori non così eccessivo da renderci pazzi?
Chi dunque vorrebbe vivere in un mondo non del tutto mortale?

Rachel Carson, Primavera silenziosa

Negli anni ’60 Rachel Carson, biologa e ambientalista americana simbolo del movimento ambientalista internazionale, con il libro Primavera silenziosa lanciava una forte denuncia e un grido di allarme nei confronti dell’avvelenamento del pianeta causato dall’uso dei pesticidi e in particolare del DDT, al tempo prodotto e usato su vasta scala.
Una nocività di larghissimo uso come il DDT, usato ancora oggi anche se in forme più subdole, aveva portato a silenziare le campagne dai canti primaverili degli uccelli. Oggi, in tempi di Coronavirus, le nocività, oltre ovviamente i pesticidi, non solo sono aumentate, ma si sono trasformate in un intero sistema malato che quotidianamente quando non mette a rischio la sopravvivenza degli organismi viventi li condanna a vivere in un’esistenza tossica e sempre più sterile di biodiversità. La verità è molto semplice: noi stiamo soltanto cominciando a subire massicciamente l’effetto ritardato dell’avvelenamento chimico-nucleare-biologico-elettromagnetico cumulativo del pianeta, avvelenamento che accresce qualitativamente e quantitativamente ogni anno. La degradazione della natura e di noi stessi che ne siamo parte non può che portare a questo. In una situazione in cui le nocività si ri-combinano la questione non è se poteva succedere o no un qualche disastro climatico, chimico o di altra natura, ma quando questo sarebbe avvenuto. O, meglio, forse la domanda dovrebbe essere se non sta già avvenendo. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anarchist publication RUMOER #2 is out!

April 3rd, 2020

The second edition of the anarchist publication Rumoer is out! A publication which will hopefully provoke discussion, irritation, inspiration, agitation, and attack. Because we do not want a raise in wages, but the destruction of work. Because we do not want to shout ‘boo!’ but want to hear BOOM! We want a confrontation without compromise with the system that is destroying our lives and the planet.

In this issue some extra attention for the rampaging Covid-19 virus. But also just the ongoing anarchist interventions and other topics: an interview with a graffiti maker in Lebanon, the fight against Shell, post-gentrification and the use of the Signal app.

If you want to receive the new Rumoer, send an email to: rumoer (((A))) riseup /// net. Since most social centres are currently closed, we ask you to help spread the latest edition. Order some extra copies and bring it to your neighbours, isolated family, friends and comrades.

You can also download the new Rumoer or print it yourself. The link to the downloads can be found at rumoer.noblogs.org

Remember, the streets are empty, the possibilities are open. Keep 1.5 meters away, but always at least ten times as much from the police!

Download from here!

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Prison-State UK comes into Law : Coronavirus

April 1st, 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 in the UK is now in force for the next two years. It is a totalitarian coup by a right-wing government which has already shown it’s utter contempt for the judiciary, for parliament and for the people. Many of the provisions of this Act are already experienced by those on the margins of society, by dissidents, those in the prison and criminal justice system, the poor, and ethnic groups consistently disposed of by the police and the system, through poverty, imprisonment and death. Now the grand experiment is whether the kind of control infrastructure and total suspension of rights already administered to particular groups can be rolled out to the entire population.

The most manipulable provisions come, as ever, under the Mental Health sections. Always a good catch-all since dissidence, illegality and criticism of the existent is already considered by the system to be tantamount to mental illness, people can now be hospitalised and medicated on the say-so of a single approved clinician. This power of one also decides the fate of those awaiting trial, convicted persons (we wonder whether that refers to anyone with a criminal record regardless of their current status) and those currently serving prison time: the Act allows a single person to sign off on a transfer from a prison to mental hospital. To the cynical, it might imply that unruly prison populations or undesirables (either currently or historically) are now living under the threat of being summarily detained or if already detained, then transferred and sedated with a no-questions-asked decision by a single clinician.
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Urgent COVID-19 Update Follow Up! Federal USP Pollock, Louisiana and Surrounding Areas (U$A)

March 31st, 2020

by Keith ‘Malik’ Washington | Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

Today is Sunday, March 29th, 2020. This is a follow-up report to an Urgent Update that I released last Sunday, March 22nd, 2020. This specific report details recent events in regard to the Covid-19 Pandemic within Facilities Operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Please be advised that there has been a Deliberate Attempt by the Main-Stream Media and The White House to ignore the Deadly impact Covid-19 has been having on Amerika’s World Leading Prison Population.

On the morning of March 29th, 2020 I interviewed a Registered Nurse who works for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Nurse requested that I not use their name. I will respect this employees request to remain Anonymous.

It was reported to me that there have been 8 Positive Cases of Covid-19 at Federal Correctional Institution Oakdale which is located in Oakdale, Louisiana. FCI Oakdale is the “Sister Facility” to USP Pollock. Of the 8 Cases at FCI Oakdale, 6 are prisoners and 2 are B.O.P. employees. There has been One Death at FCI Oakdale connected to the Covid-19 Virus! There are 6 Prisoners currently on ventilators at the facility. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brazil: Notice to the Brazilian National Congress and the Brazilian Federal “Government” from NOS

March 31st, 2020

In view of the public calamity that is settling in the territory of the Federative Republic of Brazil due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our collective presents four (4) requirements to the National Congress of Brazil and the supposed Brazilian federal “government”:

1 – resignation of the psychopath Jair Messias Bolsonaro and General Hamilton Mourão, who occupy the positions of president and vice-president of the space occupied by the Federative Republic of Brazil;

2 – repeal of the constitutional amendment 95, better known as the “PEC del techo”, approved by Congress in 2016 during the criminal government of Michel Temer to benefit big financial capital, and which prevents emergency funds from being made available to combat the pandemic;

3 – revocation of the approval by the joint committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the provisional measure 905/2019, better known as the “green and yellow work card”, since it is the coup de grâce to the labour rights of the Brazilian people and because it was secretly approved on 17/03/2020 by 14 scoundrels of the Brazilian National Congress taking advantage of the panic cause by the pandemic, at the request of the millionaire finance minister Paulo Guedes, the Chicago Boy of Bolosonaro; Read the rest of this entry »

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Greece: A first statement on 2/3/20, from anarchist comrades D.Valavani, K.Athanasopoulou and Michailidis G.

March 31st, 2020

A first statement from comrades Valavani, Athanasopoulou and Michailidis

Difficult is the moment when freedom is lost. Especially when it had been won in adverse conditions. The situation gets worse if we consider that the blow we received on a material level has even stronger symbolic implications. Our cinematic arrest was followed by similar media propaganda, our graphic tour with bulletproof vests and the usual judicial management to find ourselves once again with an overblown set of charges, elements that form an extension of the handcuffs and weapons of the uniformed assassins.

A look at the wider social situation around us which is changing at a rapid pace so that we can slip away from our own microcosm a little.
From the magnitude of the workers’ exploitation and abolishing of labour rights to the stranglehold of animals in meat production units. From the intensive repression against protests and the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment from anti-terrorist services around the world, to deforestation and the disappearance of wildlife. From the financial exclusion of a growing social segment to the violent marginalization of most of the earth’s population. To the murders of the poor, the excluded, of all who are leftovers in the world of the mighty. From the provocative economic and business elite to the peoples being bombed, shot and uprooted. Where the interests of the powerful mean death, danger or a life drowned in submission. Nature, animals and humans mean nothing more than units generating profits and wealth. These and many others led us to choose the anarchist struggle, a choice that challenges the existing social order.

Our initial focus is on creating authentic and sincere relations, while at the same time there is the lasting need of our participation in the multiform struggle. After all, the anarchist struggle does not differentiate its means or support a hierarchy of forms of struggle. It is imperative and adjusts according to the conditions of each era, placing its bet on collectivization and diffusion on the social fabric.
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Letter from an Anarchist Political Prisoner for Day of the Young Combatant in Chile

March 31st, 2020

These words of love and war go to Jhonny Cariqueo and his fireproof father.

I never met you in person Jhonny, I knew you were a compañero, an inhabitant of Pudahuel who like many young people went out at night to commemorate another year of the Day of the Young Combatant back there in 2008.

Minions can’t bear the insolence to challenge them, not even with words nor with homemade weapons, and they throw themselves to the wild charge entrusted in them by the state. They take you after an act in a square in your commune. I imagine those moments, screams, weapons to the head, immobility, looks of hatred between both sides. You were transferred with other brave ones to the dungeons of the sadistic 26th Police Station, beaten and humiliated by those that are only courageous for abuse but not for combat. They beat you, your heart clenches, you communicate it to your captors, they in their cruelty just ignore you and mock you. My spirit burns with rage at imagining this. They release you. I imagine you coming to your house, with yours worries, tiredness, the desire to sleep, your father’s love.

Spend the night and imagine that you felt bad, your chest clenches, without you wanting it, the dead woman’s hand takes you on the shoulder. You pass away cause of the beating at the police station and the lack of attention where your great heart stopped working. Compañero, the police MURDERED you and that will walk with us for the rest of life.

I attended your funeral, hugs between compas, faces of anger and pain, We made a basket and bought a flower crown. A diagonal red-black flag of Anarchy was designed, like your scream, like your rap, like your ideas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chile: Periódico Confrontación

March 31st, 2020

Desde agosto de 2019, la revista CONFRONTACIÓN ha estado en las calles pasándose de mano en mano, de compañerx a compañerx, propagándose en varias regiones de Chile gracias a voluntades solidarias que hacen posible que las ideas anárquicas/anti-autoritarias circulen y aporten a los procesos de liberación individual y colectiva.

Con un primer número en agosto y una edición especial en noviembre pasado, este 2020 comenzó para nosotrxs con la creación, impresión y distribución del segundo número (tercera entrega en la práctica) con dos mil ejemplares, el cual ha tenido una muy buena acogida entre lxs compañerxs, por lo que iremos subiendo de a poco a internet los artículos las ediciones en formato digital.

Porque la reproducción del orden de opresión y privilegios se ha impuesto a través de la historia por medio de la represión y la intoxicación de las mentes y de lxs cuerpxs por todo tipo de gobiernos, estamos por la CONFRONTACIÓN contra los enemigos de la libertad luchando por una vida sin Estados, leyes, constituciones ni autoridad.

Invitamos a todxs quienes deseen obtener y/o aportar a la distribución de la publicación impresa a que nos escriban a nuestro correo:
CONFRONTACION@RISEUP.NET

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