Friday, November 6th, 2020
In the end of October 2020 we had the opportunity of talking to a comrade from Greece about the murder of antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas (Killah P) in 2013 and the recent trial against the neonazi party Golden Dawn. Furthermore, she talks to us about the local context, the reactions on different levels to the verdict and what follows for the antifascist struggle.
Length: 34:05 min
You can find other English audios as well as all issues of the monthly anarchist show “Bad News” here.
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.
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…)
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/
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
Thursday, August 29th, 2019
The election of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil tells us a lot about the current direction of the world, about where the different cycles of capital management and authoritarian projects are heading at a global level and more specifically in the region. The progressive governments have already fulfilled their role over the last 20 years, and what should be obvious but has been treated as paradoxical, is that one of their functions seems to have been to secure fertile ground for the rise of extreme right-wing governments.
To try to get a clear understanding of what is taking place it is necessary to travel in time and space, through different places, to examine strategies that have gradually been repeated by the State according to its needs. It is very likely that Bolsonaro’s government will usher in a new era of totalitarian governments in South America, similar to the 1964 military coup in Brazil that initiated Operation Condor. Differing from that era, the current governments are supposedly ascending within the democratic framework, and to say supposedly, is to understand that these frameworks are defined by the powerful and at the same time they violate them every time that it is convenient for them to do so. A path that has led today to the growing popularity of political figures such as José Antonio Kast in Chile and Alfredo Olmedo in Argentina, who have profiles very similar to that of Bolsonaro. (more…)
Mayday Repression: Statement from Bandung Anti-Fascist Front on International Solidarity (Indonesia)
Friday, May 24th, 2019
POLITICAL STATEMENT OF FRONT ANTI FASIS BANDUNG (BANDUNG ANTI FASCIST FRONT) ON FUND FROM INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY AFTER BANDUNG MAYDAY 2019
Police brutality during International Labour Day May 1st of 2019 in some cities, has append dark record of state apparatus to civil society’s life. In Bandung, more than 700 comrades raided, striped off, bald-shaved, spray-painted, beaten up, and others worst things ever done to them by police. Same things also happen to comrades in others city such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Malang, and Makasar, they happened to be the victim of police brutality. That occurrence arouse many condemn to police and military from around the world.
As respond, many solidarity comes from individuals and organization toward the 2019 Mayday movement. Some Indonesian organizations then raise funds locally even internationally, as solidarity to those comrades who raided and threaten brutally by the police.
Until now, we “Front Anti Fasis Bandung” (Bandung Anti Fascist Front) have agreed to:
1. Have never run any fund raising nor receive any donation from International Solidarity.
2. Any necessity related to legal advocation and etc, is handled by local self-powered.
3. We still need all our comrades abroad to organize mass movement, campaign, political statement, and mobilization as a display of International Solidarity for us.
We’d like to sincerely say our biggest thanks to all of our solidarity comrades whose until today still shown their support and keep the flame of resistance on fire!
LONG LIVE DISOBEDIENCE!
-FRONT ANTI FASIS BANDUNG-
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
Political Statement of Front Anti Fasis Bandung (Bandung Anti Fascist Front) on State Brutality during May Day 2019 in Bandung
We, Front Anti Fasis Bandung (Bandung Anti Fascist Front), hereby condemn and curse every brutal act that the State carried out via its repressive state apparatus against the masses at the 2019 May Day demonstration in Bandung. We also condemn every form of violation to human rights that the State carried out against the arrested comrades in Bandung Police Station and in the Mobile Brigade base in Jatinangor. Furthermore, we also condemn these wretches for their savage actions against May Day demonstrations in many other areas. As for other condemnations, we say to ever State element that took part in the repression of May Day 2019 in Bandung the following: (more…)
Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
Como introducción quiero decir que escribo este texto con ciertos antecedentes, nombres de personas y organizaciones para que pueda servir al/la lector/a indagar por cuenta propia más profundamente -si es que lo desean- sobre el fascismo y sus distintos auges en Chile. Esto es una pequeña contribución para la memoria anticapitalista autónoma la cual se va construyendo entre todos/as, esta no es exclusiva de nadie, por lo que se alienta la difusión por todos los medios posibles. Aclarar que las fuentes han sido sacadas desde internet, libros, medios de prensa y propios recuerdos.
Iniciamos relatando algunos hechos históricos. Nos remontamos al 5 de Septiembre de 1938, el Movimiento Nacional-Socialista de Chile (MNSCH) afiliados al partido político Alianza Popular Libertadora intenta provocar un golpe de estado contra el presidente Arturo Alessandri Palma para que Carlos Ibáñez del Campo se hiciese con el Poder. La intentona de los/as nacis(1) inicia con la toma de la Caja del Seguro Obrero, a pasos del palacio de La Moneda y de la casa central de la Universidad de Chile en la Alameda, existen enfrentamientos armados, toma de rehenes y bloqueos para impedir el avance de la policía, el gobierno llamó a tropas de las fuerzas armadas y acabó con la ocupación, asesinando ya rendidos/as y desarmados/as a los/as nacis, alrededor de 60 murieron. (more…)
Indonesia – “Busca y Destruye el Eco-Extremismo En Todas Partes: Una Declaración Conjunta de la Red Individualista y de la Cruz Negra Anarquista de Indonesia”
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
TRADUCCIÓN: Voz Como Arma:
A continuación sigue una traducción que hemos hecho del texto “Seek and Destroy Eco-Extremism Everywhere: A Joint Statement of Individualist Network and Indonesian Anarchist Black Cross (Indonesia)” (Busca y Destruye el Eco-Extremismo En Todas Partes: Una Declaración Conjunta de la Red Individualista y de la Cruz Negra Anarquista de Indonesia), publicado en 325 y que viene a aportar otra reflexión contra el eco-extremismo y su influencia en algunos entornos del amplio “movimiento” anarquista.
“El que pelea con monstruos debería tener cuidado de no convertirse él mismo en un monstruo. Y si miras al abismo demasiado, el abismo también te mira a ti”
Más Allá del Bien y el Mal
Sabemos que no hay una tendencia eco-extremista en Indonesia, aunque declaraciones anteriores de las células de la Federación Anarquista Informal tendieron a tener algún mérito en relación con la hostilidad general contra las moralidades anarquistas sociales y de izquierda en relación con la violencia, la destrucción y el fetiche de la organización. Para ser sinceres, nosotres no tenemos ilusiones cuando hablamos, escribimos o actuamos contra nuestro enemigo usando cualquier medio posible. Atacar al Estado y al Capitalismo es esencial para anarquistas de todas las tendencias (vamos a ignorar a la tendencia pacifista ya que necesita un contexto de discusión diferente), aunque esto es una declaración conjunta que implica a una amplia gama de tendencias anarquistas, la mayoría de nosotres no tenemos este punto de vista liberal sin sentido hacia la violencia contra el sistema y las personas que lo defienden, mantienen y materializan en la vida cotidiana. Algunas individualidades en nuestra red mantienen su postura anticivilización y postizquierdista mientras que otres encontraron algunos aspectos del anarquismo social como necesarios para organizar la interrupción de la máquina. (more…)