Thursday, September 24th, 2020
The rebellions of misery
“All control systems are based on the punishment/award binomial. When punishments are disproportionate to rewards and when employers no longer have any rewards left, uprisings occur.”
In the second decade of this century, urban revolts are becoming more frequent throughout the global geography, with subtle variations in duration and intensity. Hong Kong, France, Algeria, Iraq, Haiti, Lebanon, Catalonia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Sudan, Chile, Belarus, and now the United States of America, have been the sites of massive protests widely reported in the means of mass domestication. As I have pointed out on other occasions, these demonstrations have very particular motivations that explain them; however, it is indisputable that they all possess an intangible link that serves as a common denominator of most of these mobilizations: the weariness and rage of despair.
Far from the leftist rhetoric that insists against all evidence that “as long as there is misery there will be rebellion”, what has really motivated the recent rebellions has not been “misery” but the conjunction of weariness and despair. These two factors – which drive the nostalgia for the “devil you know” and yearn for the return to the welfare state, to industrial capitalism and to the society of labour – are the causes of the widespread unrest that has led to the global revolt of our days.
It is increasingly axiomatic that “misery” only produces “misery”. That is to say, servitude, begging and even the loss of all dignity. As the proverb goes, “hunger is a bad counsellor”. She is the mother of all those specimens that hang a sign around their neck that says “I will do any work” (even for the SS, as George Steiner reminds us). Therefore, instead of creating rebels and refusers, misery breeds disease, malnutrition, mortality, fear, sexual exploitation, corruption, soldiers, police, informants and voters: human misery. (more…)
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
Asumimos la autoría de una acción doxxing contra RODRIGO FARIAS FERRONATO, empresario y militante fascista. Datos en los enlaces a continuación:
Furioso por tener que usar mascarilla contra la pandemia de COVID-19 para entrar en una pequeña heladería en la ciudad de Campinas, interior de la provincia de São Paulo, el 13-09-2020, RODRIGO FARIAS FERRONATO depredó la tienda y hizo amenazas, agravios y agresiones físicas contra la dueña. Cuando un video* del hecho apareció en internet, hizo 2 publicaciones en la red social Twitter en apoyo al fascista Jair Bolsonaro y con agresiones misóginas y machistas contra todas las mujeres.
RODRIGO FARIAS FERRONATO es apoyador fanático del fascista Jair Bolsonaro y miembro de la vasta red de fascistas que divulgan fake news en internet en apoyo al gobierno del psicópata genocida.
Aprovechamos para recordar nuestras cuatro (4) demandas al Congreso Nacional de Brasil y al supuesto “gobierno” federal brasileño debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 (coronavirus): (more…)
Monday, September 14th, 2020
Demo – The annual United Families and Friends Campaign rally will take place in London on Saturday 31 October 2020.
Thursday, September 10th, 2020
To our comrades in Turtle Island,
The long shadow of white supremacy reaches all the way to the archipelago known as the Philippines. Joseph Scott Pemberton — the transphobe who was convicted for the murder of transwoman Jennifer Laude — has been pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Pemberton committed a heinous hate crime by brutally murdering Jennifer Laude on October 11, 2014. Jennifer was murdered precisely because she was transgender, with Pemberton’s legal team even trying the so-called “trans panic” defense as a justification for her murder. The state appears to have sided with Pemberton’s excuse that Jennifer’s identity was a provocation in itself, inducing Pemberton to kill her. This defense frames Pemberton as the victim and sets a dangerous precedent for trans women in the archipelago and beyond.
Jennifer Laude is fondly remembered by her friends and family fondly as a beautiful person who was confident in her identity and sexuality. However, Pemberton did not care for Jennifer Laude as a human being. He was unrepentant at his trial, even going so far to dehumanize Jennifer Laude by referring to her as “it.” (more…)
Sunday, August 9th, 2020
The following text is a translation by Anarchists Worldwide of an article from Estallido Antisocial / Antisocial Outburst, a new anarchist publication from Chile. You can download a copy of the publication HERE.
The Quarantine of Fascism in Peru
The presence of the military and the police is normalized and applauded by a large part of the population.
The repression of the Peruvian state against the population or “the disobedient” as they say, is the same as what they do in protests or during any curfew in a territory in conflict with an extractive industry, with a company that exploits its workers or that pollutes us like Monsanto on our tables, like the mining companies in the mountains, the oil companies in the jungle, and so on.
This repression of “the disobedient” comes with humiliations such as doing exercises as if it were a barracks or a military or police drill. There are also beatings and haircuts with the approval and mockery of people who inhabit the neighborhoods and they start recording the situations when the same agents who exercise the repression in Peru and other countries such as Ecuador or the Dominican Republic carry it out.
Another situation that has been seen is the applause, celebration and cheering by citizens in the face of the curfew and the arrival in the streets of the military, police and municipal police, forgetting what this decree has historically meant as an instrument of repression that has also reappeared in countries like Chile. (more…)
Friday, July 3rd, 2020
What has been happening in Vienna, Austria these past few days has shown once again how real and dangerous fascism is. No matter where it is, or where it’s from, and how little it concerns the political class and its executive arm so long as they can’t be called out for it . But that is exactly what we must do. Yesterday. Today. And Tomorrow.
Favoriten, Vienna’s tenth district, has a long tradition of being heavily working class and has long been a centre for radical politics, unfortunately on both sides. The Grey Wolves are a highly organized group of Turkish fascists who blindly follow the far right-wing party MHP and by extension the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his offensive war on Kurdistan and its people. They are portrayed in the bourgeois media as being a loosely knit group of youths, when they are in fact internationally organized and highly dangerous, with the intent of carrying the Turkish war on the Kurdish people out into the world and enforcing their world view. In Vienna, they consider themselves the be the “watchers” of the 10th district, where they regularly disrupt leftwing rallies, intimidate Kurdish and left-wing groups, and try to hinder people from attending cultural events or even drinking alcohol in public during Ramadan.
A Kurdish women’s organisation had been holding weekly events for months now towards the supposed end of the current pandemic in Austria. The Grey Wolves have a problem with this. Not only are the Kurdish activists speaking out against the fascist status quo in Turkey and are calling attention to the femicide carried out by the Turkish government, but they are Kurdish and they are women. Provocations started becoming more and more regular, and on Wednesday, 25 June 2020, the rally was attacked outright. The police did show up and try to stop the violence, but they were hopelessly overwhelmed when the Grey Wolves started to mobilise and hundreds of fascists showed up within minutes. The Kurdish women were able to flee into the nearby EKH, a squat that houses a number of Kurdish organisations. (more…)
Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
Fascist group ‘Caspound’, their locations… Veneto region:
Via Nicola Mazza 61
Riviera Paleocapa 20/B
Via Pio X 20
Via del Parco 11
Vittorio Veneto (TV)
Via Manin 118
Saturday, June 6th, 2020
White supremacist apologist and president of Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis (police union) Bob Kroll is attempting to get charges dropped and reinstate the four murderers of George Floyd to their former positions on MPD.
He could use a house visit!
His home residence is :
6589 145th Circle N
Hugo, MN 55038
Verified with tax parcel id records:
WashPost already tried visiting, but ‘no-one home,’ pulled over by cop and intimidated after leaving residence:
Bob Kroll, the Minneapolis police union chief who hasn’t responded to calls and messages seeking comment, called the cops on a reporter who knocked on his door https://t.co/lMHhZYbibB pic.twitter.com/bYAKg2cNsc
— Mark Berman (@markberman) June 4, 2020
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020
#justice4georgefloyd Let’s get this trending once again. Another black man has been taken from us by white racist cops and once again they will see our power. I send my shout out to everybody out there fighting. I say to you: keep it going, the fight is going to get hard but stay in the fight. We are Michael Brown, we are Eric Garner, let’s fight. # I can’t breathe # HANDS UP DON’T SHOOT.
I want to address the nation again and those who are in power as I sit and watch the protest. I call out President Trump on his bullshit ass comment. I say to you: those people who you call thugs, those people who you call criminals, are my people. Those people who are out there and doing what they doing, they doing it out of anger, they acting out of emotion, so calling them thugs is out of the question.
You the thug, Mr. Trump, and if you got a problem with that, I’m at Pacific Missouri Eastern Correctional Center and you can come personally and talk to to me. But calling my people thugs and criminals, watch your fucking mouth when you speak on my people.
If you would do your fucking job and send these bitch ass cops to jail they wouldn’t be out there in the first place.
Second I want to call out the bitch ass cops in the streets of America. I see you and I see what the fuck y’all doing to my people and that shit not gonna fly. I’m telling you this now: KEEP YOUR FUCKING HANDS TO YOUR SELF. DON’T ABUSE ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE PROTESTERS, WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE I AM WATCHING.
To the people out there I say to you: keep up the good fight, y’all are standing y’all ground to the max and I love every bit of what y’all doing. I love everybody out there let me tell y’all: if the police try to hurt you, y’all have a right to defend yourself.
Third. I want to call out that bitch ass cop who push that young lady to the ground. Why don’t you come push me like that… Don’t touch another woman out there, and if you got a problem you can come talk to me. Just set up an interview I’ll be more than willing to accept it.
Send our brother some love and light: Joshua Williams, 1292002, Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, 18701 Old Highway 66, Pacific, MO 63069. Learn more about Josh at: https://www.freejoshwilliams.com/
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Translated by AWW.
We claim responsibility for the doxxing action against ANTÔNIO PEREIRA FONTINELE, who resides in São Paulo, Brazil. Details in the links below:
This individual holds the position of “regional coordinator in the southern region 2 of São Paulo” in the leadership of the right-wing PRB – Brazilian Republican Party, also called Republican 10 (party of the “centrão“, a condominium of right-wing rental parties and base of the government of the fascist Jair Bolsonaro) created and financed by the billionaire Edir Macedo, evangelical “bishop” who owns the IURD – Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and the Record TV network, spokesman of the Bolsonaro regime. FONTINELE is linked to Marcos Pereira, president of the PRB and federal deputy of São Paulo, whom Bolsonaro wants to elect president of the national congress. (more…)
Tags: Anti-Facism, Antonio Pereira Fontinele, Brazil, Brazilian Republican Party, Cells of Opposition to the System (NOS), Hacking, Jair Bolsonaro, Marcos Pereira, São Paulo, teh internets
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Tuesday, 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; (more…)
Thursday, March 12th, 2020
We take responsibility for a doxxing action against OLIVER FONTANA, a lawyer in São Paulo, Brazil. Data in the links below:
The reason why this individual was our target is because he practiced physical and psychological torture on his ex-wife and 4 minor children. The case was reported in 2014 on the ‘Fantastico’ program of the reactionary channel ‘Red Globo de Televisión de Brasil’. Link to the news:
OLIVER FONTANA is a member of the multimillion-dollar Fontana family, owner of BRF Brasil Foods, one of the world’s largest companies in the mass murder of animals (it produces meat and meat products under the Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy brands). He hides behind the image of the “Buddhist pacifist” and has no punishment for buying the Brazilian judiciary with the fortune of his family. But our collective is not for sale, so we present this male asshole in tribute to the International Day of Struggle for Women on March 8.
And here, a warning to all machos, misogynists, LGBTQphobes, racists, xenophobes and fascists: From now on, any one of you will be the target of retaliation from our collectives if you do not stop your attacks against socially vulnerable groups.
These scum are encouraged to attack and kill by their “messiah”, the psychopath Jair Bolsonaro. The time has come to stop them. This time we did a doxxing attack. The next time could be otherwise. Especially since we have access to their residences. A visit from us would be tragic for them. (more…)
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
In July 2019 a new right-wing government came to power in Greece, pledging to get the country back to “normality”. By this it means a 1950s-style vision of a uniform, white, christian society where everyone is happy working for low wages, shopping on credit, and blaming their troubles on scummy foreigners.
So, in external affairs, the government rattles the national sabre ineffectively against Turkey or North Macedonia. Internally, it declares war on anyone who doesn’t fit the “normality” script: above all migrants, students challenging the neoliberal university, and the country’s troublesome anarchist movement.
On the ground in Athens, this translates to numerous squat evictions, as well as occupying and gentrifying the “lawless zone” of Exarchia: the haunt of anarchists, migrants and students alike. Plus, in general, boosting police numbers and powers, toughening sentencing laws, and rounding up migrants evicted from the squats to be sent to camps across the country.
The previous left-wing Syriza government also sought to control Exarchia and its anarchist and anti-social elements. But it played a more sophisticated hand, often avoiding inflaming tensions which could alienate some of its supporters. New Democracy takes the opposite tack, playing up its attacks to get applause from its right-wing audience.
New Democracy in the UK
The characters behind New Democracy seem a fair representation of the Greek business elites, with their family dynasties and cronyism. Another feature of the Greek business class is its strong international connections. In particular, many business and political leaders have been educated in the UK, while London is one of the main financial centres where the Greek shipping barons and friends launder and spend their money. (more…)
Tags: Analysis, Athens, Exarchia, Fotios Stikas, George Palikaras, Greece, Kostas Papakostas, Marianna Lykourentzou, Michael Arapis, Nea Demokratia (Right Wing Party), New Democracy UK (Right Wing Party), Nikolaos Lilis, Panayiotis Kalambokis, Repression, Sokratis Ochtaras, Theodosis 'Ted' Zaimis, Vasilis Repakis
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Saturday, October 12th, 2019
“A few weeks ago on the day Anna Campbell died (killed on 15/03/18), some people from Ghent made a solidarity action with her, they put up a graffiti piece in memory of her achievements and her death. The artwork was made under a bridge in Ghent where many people can see it. In loving memory of Anna Cambell. Rest in Power!”
Friday, October 11th, 2019
In the afternoon of 9 October the fascist Turkish occupation army and its Islamist murder gangs started their war of aggression against the liberated areas of Rojava. With massive artillery fire and widespread air raids on towns and villages along the Syrian-Turkish border, the front was opened and ground invasion began.
The fascist AKP-MHP regime is turning its threats into reality and under the cynical name ‘Operation Sources of Peace’ has launched a new campaign of extermination against the people of the region. From the North, jihadist gangs try to advance to the cities and settlements along the border and the villages in the vicinity have become the scene of fierce battles between the self-defence forces of the population and the invading troops. While the fascist invaders attack the civilian population of Rojava under the protection of their heavy weapons, artillery and the bombardment of their war planes, sleeper cells of the Islamic state carry out coordinated attacks in the interior and spread fear and terror. (more…)
Tags: Afrin, Al-Nusra Front, Antifa, International Solidarity, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kurdish Struggle, Kurdistan, People's Defence Units (Y.P.G.), Repression, Rojava, Syria, Turkey, War
Posted in Anti-Fascist