Athens, Greece: Solidarity Statement from Imprisoned Members of Revolutionary Struggle to the Koukaki Squatting Community
Monday, January 20th, 2020
SOLIDARITY TO THE COMRADES OF THE KOUKAKI SQUATTING COMMUNITY
Since the end of August 2019, the state has launched a wide-scale crackdown on self-organized structures, occupations of the anti-authoritarian space and against squats, which also housed refugees and immigrants, mainly families with children. The present ND (Νέα Δημοκρατία / New Democracy) government is attempting to level everything left standing by the previous SYRIZA government, which had made more selective progress, with the goal of evicting squats of either immigrants or self-organized spaces of struggle.
The Koukaki Squatting Community is one of these self-organized structures of struggle, which was evicted some time ago, but their comrades in arms recaptured it yesterday which led to a second intervention by the police which resulted in the arrests and beatings of the comrades and those acting in solidarity. The dynamic resistance of the Koukaki Squatting Community who fought against the MAT (Riot Police) and the EKAM (Special Anti-Terrorist Unit) twice during eviction operations for the first time in such cases in Greece, is an exemplary stance to defend the options and practices of struggle that we should never abandon.
SOLIDARITY TO THE COMRADES OF THE KOUKAKI SQUATTING COMMUNITY
SOLIDARITY TO EVERYONE WHO DEFENDS THE CHOICE TO STRUGGLE
Pola Roupa – Nikos Maziotis, members of Revolutionary Struggle
January 12, 2020, Korydallos Prison
[Taken from actforfree.nostate.net]
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Episode number 30 (01/2020) of “B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world”, a monthly news program from the international network of anarchist and antiauthoritarian radios, consisting of short news segments from different parts of the world, is now online.
Length: 1:10 h
You’ll find the audio here:
In this episode you will hear contributions from:
1) A-Radio Berlin: Meuterei goes in the air – a steampunk report
2) Frequenz A: A summary and a short interview about the case against the Park Bench 3 in Hamburg
3) 1431AM (Thessaloniki): Struggles in Petrou Ralli Immigrantion Office and Detention Center / 23day-strike in OTE (Organisaton of Telecommunications in Greece)
4) R.O.S.E. (Athens): Eviction of the Utopia squat / Process around the murder of P. Fyssas
5) Radio Fragmata: Updates on political prisoners and persecuted antifascists in Greece
6) Dissident Island (London): News of an oil rig occupation in Scotland, industrial action by precarious workers in London and reports from various hunt saboteur outings around the country
7) The Final Straw: conversation with a translator for the Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran
8) The Final Straw: conversation with an anarchafeminist about the new, rightwing neoliberal regime of Nayib Bukele and the GANA party in El Salvador
9) A-Radio Berlin: Call for an International Week of Solidarity with the Political Prisoners of the revolt in Chile (13.-19.1.2020)
Other audios from A-Radio Berlin in English (or Spanish) here:
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Tags: Afghanistan, Anarchist Radio, Anarchistisches Radio Berlin, Berlin, Chile, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, International Solidarity, Iran, Migrant Struggle, Park Bench 3, Radio Fragmata, UK
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Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Everyone has become aware of the revolutionary events taking place in Lebanon. This movement has gone global, and the international media is reporting on it and lauding it for its uniqueness and success.
The KAFEH movement is proud of its participation in the events of this revolution, and of being at the center of the movements. Whether in calls and invites, sit-in, setting tents, confrontations, statements, or permanent presence and full readiness, KAFEH has been at the forefront.
These protests represent KAFEH ideologically in every way :
First and foremost, this revolution is without a leader or hierarchy to control it, and automatically rejects whoever tries to lay claim on it and speak and take decisions on its behalf. This represents the philosophy of the anarchist and non-authoritarian KAFEH movement; enforcing direct decision by the people. (more…)
Friday, January 10th, 2020
Subversive Publications Fair, Cagliari, January 24/25/26, with a discussion on publishing and propaganda
Magazines, papers and other forms of propaganda of the struggle and subversive ideas have always been persecuted by all sorts of regimes. Rendered clandestine, outlawed or banned, seized by police, they have never ceased to exist.
If this seems like an old story to you, one that stinks of the fascist regime, you are wrong!
In 2019 three repressive operations followed one after the other against different situations of struggle around the Italian State, “Scintilla” in Turin, “Renata” in Trento and “Lince” in Sardinia, which although in different ways, all have a similar character: the attack on instruments of publishing and propaganda which these realities use, attributing a central role to them in the investigation. Charges and arrests have been made against editors, but this certainly isn’t anything new.
This attention and consequent repression by the State demonstrates that propaganda still plays a potentially “subversive” role: to build up a narrative and spread news which is different from the mainstream is something that scares power, more engaged than ever in covering the obscenities perpetrated every day in the form of wars, environmental devastation, deportations and so on. To resist these attacks, aimed at taking away some of the last instruments for those who struggle, seems more imperative to us than ever.
Más de dos meses de revuelta contra el Estado de Chile: Raudos balances, instintivas proyecciones y permanentes negaciones
Friday, January 10th, 2020
“La pasión por la destrucción es también la pasión creadora”
“La insurrección es una fiesta. El ruido de su derrota nos divierte”
–Fuerzas Autónomas y Destructivas León Czolgosz–
El avance de la revuelta: Días y meses en el combate
La revuelta que sacude a la región chilena sigue sin interlocutores válidos ni una dirección que la guíe. Continúa acéfala, autoconvocada, caótica y destructiva… imparable, a pesar de lxs muertxs, heridxs, mutiladxs y lxs casi 2.000 mil presxs que repletan aún más las cárceles de todo Chile. La chispa comenzada por una estrategia de evasión masiva al tren subterraneo en respuesta a una nueva alza del pasaje, cristalizó la continuidad de luchas y métodos contra el poder, desatándose con toda la fuerza y vitalidad un 18 de octubre.
Las constantes réplicas del terremoto que significó los primeros días de la revuelta se repiten diariamente en mayor o menor intensidad, expresadas en audaces ataques a comisarías, símbolos del capitalismo y en los duros enfrentamientos con carabineros. Aunque se perciba un cierto desgaste (normal y entendible después de más de 80 jornadas de combate), la violencia contra el poder goza de buena salud, legitimándose como la principal herramienta para quebrar con todo lo impuesto en sectores que hasta hace poco la condenaban. Esto último junto con la inexistencia de una conducción definida, creemos que representan, de una u otra forma, los ingredientes principales que han llevado a que la revuelta permanezca incontrolable.
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
We want to invite you for the next ABC-Solidarity-Festival in Vienna starting at Thursday 23. to Sunday 26. April 2020.
It would be great if you come to Vienna with your merch, books and info tables, workshops, bands, tattoo tools or other ideas how to participate at the festival. It is a great opportunity to get connected with comrades from all over Europe and to discuss several issues about our struggles, perspectives, projects and critics.
If you want to offer a workshop or play with your band: Please contact us as soon as possible to fix the details – for the workshop you have normally two hours all in all. The workshops are on Friday or Saturday, starting at 1 in the afternoon. Have a look at the timetable of the last years:
It would be a pleasure to see you in Vienna (of course you are very
welcome also during the year).
All the best and warm hugs from us,
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Después de un largo periodo sin actividad, nuestro blog vuelve a las andadas. Durante este tiempo tuvimos severos problemas con el servidor y la pagina no se desplegaba (a pesar de que seguía existiendo). Nos tomó bastante tiempo poder resolverlo pero por fin lo logramos. Muchas cosas transcurrieron internacionalmente: revueltas generalizadas en Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, así como protestas violentas de mujeres en México.
Nuestro cálido saludo a quienes se mantienen y mantendrán rebeldes, refractarixs, inteligentes e incontrolables a pesar de la paz civilizada con la que siempre nos quieren domesticar. Nuestra lucha no se seduce ni por reformas ni por nuevas constituciones ni mucho menos por su asesino progreso. Hemos subido algunas entradas que tienen que ver con el tema para mantener el archivo, pero no quisimos dar cobertura total porque esto ya lo han hecho otras paginas afines y ademas ya quedaban fuera de tiempo. Lo que sí quisimos fue archivar los últimos aportes de escritos, acciones y comunicados salidos de México para mantener el seguimiento de la actividad aquí desarrollada, así como un escrito critico con el izquierdismo feminista realizado por la compañera italiana Anna Benniamino el cual creemos que es importante rescatar. De igual manera hemos recibido algunos aportes originales de compañerxs que iremos subiendo poco a poco, como lo es el caso del escrito histórico sobre El Loco Ron ¿eco-anarquista primigenio? Con el que refrescamos la actividad del blog. Ya para terminar con estas palabras dejamos un listado de las entradas que decidimos archivar para que quien quiera pueda localizarlas de manera sencilla y cronológica.
Nuestra fuerza y solidaridad con todxs lxs compañerxs represaliadxs en Grecia, Alemania, Italia, Rusia, Ucrania, Estados Unidos, Indonesia, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina y cualquier otro rincon que se nos olvide mencionar.
Salud y ánimo
Texto “El loco Ron ¿eco-anarquistaprimigenio? en el siguiente link:
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Qasem Soleimani has long tormented the people and we congratulate the survivors of his crimes in the Middle East, particularly Syria, Iraq and Yemen. And while we are glad for the death of this war criminal, we declare our strong opposition to the possibility of a state war (between US state terrorism and Iranian state terrorism).
Hours ago, Qasem Soleimani, one of the top military officials of the Iranian government who was responsible for the Middle East, was killed on the direct order of Donald Trump in Baghdad.
Qasem Soleimani was a genocidal man that has killed thousands of men, women, and children in the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. He lead sieges for Assad and recruited Afghan refugees in Iran, many of them children, to die in the Syrian civil war. This state assassination was carried out by the United States in the obvious interest of Donald Trump’s election and what was done has not been and will not be in the interests of the people in the Middle East.
Despite much commotion and controversy made by the Islamic regime over its security and intelligence capabilities, we see that in fact this regime is not capable of maintaining its most important transnational force and Qasem Soleimani was assassinated as soon as the US decided to remove him.
On the one hand, the viciousness of the criminal Islamic regime became more apparent and on the other hand, it further showed the corrupt nature of US state terrorism, which does not care about the lives of their own nor those of the people in the Middle East—otherwise these Iranian state terrorists could have been easily hunted down over the years.
We reiterate that the contemporary Middle East is shaped by wars, massacres, displacement, and famine because of religious fanatics and terrorists on the one hand and the interference of international capitalists and backers (Eastern and Western Imperialism) on the other.
We hope all of these religious terrorists are killed as soon as possible and these murderous state governments will be destroyed so that the people of the Middle East live again in peace and prosperity.
P.S: The possibility of joining new people and groups of anarchists will be permanent
The Union has many social media and other communication channels. You will find them at the bottom of this page.
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
via Noticias de la Guerra Sociale:
[Reportes redactados y difundidos por redes sociales]
Santiago de Chile
9 de diciembre
53vo Día de Revuelta Social
¡EL AMOR POR LA LUCHA ES NUESTRA ENERGIA!
En la Plaza de la Dignidad se junta cada vez menos gente. Hoy no somos miles, apenas somos cientos. A pesar de esto la conflictividad no disminuye, el amor por la lucha y la sed de venganza son incombustibles.
El monumento a Baquedano está intervenido con lienzos en contra los abusos en del SENAME, bellísimas arpilleras y costuras rebeldes. También hay algunos chemamüll Mapuche.
Hasta allí llegó una columna que caminó 500 kilómetros desde la ciudad de Concepción, se van abriendo paso entre aplausos y en sus ojos se nota la decisión de seguir avanzando, los esbirros que tenían copado el sitio son quienes retroceden.
Al poco rato llega una caravana de vehículos blindados policiales, son recibidos por lxs encapuchadxs con una lluvia de bombas incendiarias y piedras.
Hermanxs de la primera línea relatan que el viernes un manifestante término con fractura craneal y hemorragia interna al ser golpeado directamente con una bomba lacrimógena en su cabeza, está grave y hospitalizado. Comienza la acampanda de la “Mesa Social” afuera de la Corte Suprema.
Encapuchadxs realizan una bulliciosa protesta dentro de un Mall contra el consumismo navideño. (more…)
Thursday, December 26th, 2019
Ya ha pasado más de un mes desde que difundimos la primera parte de este texto compartiendo información y reflexiones anárquicas sobre el contexto chileno desde el inicio del llamado “estallido social” desatado el día 18 de octubre. El anterior abordaba hasta la víspera de la gran manifestación en el centro de la ciudad anunciada para el día viernes 25 de octubre.
Desde ese día hasta ahora han ocurrido muchos sucesos que podrían ser expuestos de manera detallada, sin embargo hemos seleccionado ciertos elementos y reflexiones que nos parecen relevantes para difundir, sabiendo que otrxs compañerxs han estado también aportando a al registro y la circulación de información sobre lo que está ocurriendo en estas tierras en revuelta.
Esperamos que estas palabras que lanzamos hacia nuestrxs compañerxs de todas partes puedan nuevamente contribuir a propagar una vez más experiencias y reflexiones que puedan ser esparcidas en los más diversos idiomas y latitudes donde se expresa la anarquía:
1. EL INTENTO FALLIDO DE PACIFICAR LA REVUELTA
Con más de 1,5 millones de personas en el centro de la ciudad de Santiago, la autoconvocada “marcha más grande de la historia” concentró el día viernes 25 de octubre a toda la diversidad de personas en lucha.
Con una prácticamente inexistente participación de partidos políticos de izquierda y sin ningún tipo de capacidad de amenaza desde grupos fascistas, todas las formas de manifestación se desarrollaron hasta altas horas de la noche a pesar de la restricción del toque de queda, incluyendo una vez más intensos disturbios y enfrentamientos con la represión en el centro y las periferias de Santiago y otras ciudades.
Mientras la represión hacía su trabajo propagando e intensificando sus formas de violencia, desde el gobierno y los medios de comunicación se intentó imponer la idea que esta marcha sería la culminación de un proceso en el que la gente instaló sus demandas y que ya era hora de “volver a la paz”. Los canales de televisón culminaron esa noche las transmisiones conjuntas iniciadas el 18 de octubre y, luego de la campaña de lavado de imagen sobre los militares, los días posteriores el gobierno retiró a las tropas de las calles. Luego, los días sábado 26 y domingo 27 de octubre, se decretó el fin del toque de queda en Santiago otras ciudades del país.
Thursday, December 26th, 2019
It’s been six years since our anarchic comrade fell from the bullets fired by a security guard during an attempt to expropriate a Bank on December 11, 2013.
From that day we began to write the lines of memories that have allowed the life of the comrade to last in anarchic actions remembering the various methods that our comrade used as a weapon against power, from participating in musical projects, libraries, drawing to taking part in the direct actions.
Today we know that his actions and memories are claimed beyond the close circles that shared his life with him throughout the years, which is a positive sign that confronts all forgetfulness and regret.
“Pelao Angry” is a comrade that we lack. Maybe he would be with us in the midst of the current revolt, fighting the interests of power in a thousand ways. What we do know is that around the world his name resonates in barricades, books and the most varied initiatives of anarchic practice.
Six years after his death in action, our option remains to keep our memory on a war footing against all authority.
AGAINST FORGETFULNESS AND REPENTANCE
SEBASTIAN “ANGRY” OVERSLUIJ PRESENT!
Chile. December 2019
Support Russian activists with travel costs to participate in the Father Frost Against – festival! (Finland)
Thursday, December 19th, 2019
What, When and Where?
Father Frost Against – festival (formerly Father Frost Against Putin) is a cultural and political festival designed to stimulate critical thought and reflection, and to work out new activist strategies, with a focus on developments in Russia and the post-Soviet space. The festival has been organised since 2014, and the 7th edition will take place in various locations in Helsinki, Finland, on 3 – 5 January 2020 and is organized by local activists with active support and participation from individuals and groups from Russia and the post-Soviet space.
Main Aims of the Festival
Redefine social and political fields, through information exchange with successful projects and strategic planning.
Creating a space for networking and connecting with like-minded people.
Involving new participants and guests in the festival program.
Developing a new language to indicate current and relevant issues.
Who are we?
We are Studio 4.413 /a laboratory of alternative discourse and intersectional kinship based in St. Petersburg, created to shift art and activist communities. Studio 4.413 includes artists, human rights activists and independent media representatives from Russia and the post-Soviet space.
“From Baghdad to Beirut, we shall continue. No Sunni, no Shia…” – Internationalist text from the Middle East
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
The Iraqi government is made up of all bourgeois factions in Iraq, and it is accepted by regional forces and the world bourgeoisie, but the proletariat tried to bring it down…
The “Green Zone” in Baghdad is a centre of the world’s capitalism; the proletariat tried to occupy it and lost a lot of lives for it…
The port of Basra is a global corridor for oil exports and international trade and the proletariat blocked it, and tried to control it.
The Iraqi police, security forces, special forces and military forces are forces of global capitalism (with the participation of Shia, Sunni, Christian, Kurdish, and Turkmen bourgeoisie, with a large numbers of regional and international forces, including troops of America and Europe, Turkey, Iran, etc.), but the proletariat attacked them, their centres and detachments in the streets, and as many as 650 proletarians have been killed by them and more than 20 thousand wounded (this is not to mention the number of abducted and imprisoned…).
The proletariat in all rebellious areas of Iraq burned down the headquarters of the political parties (religious and national without exception), they burned down the houses of members of parliament and State officials and they also attacked security and police stations, media, judicial institutions and the Ministry of Justice, newspapers and television stations… By doing this, the proletariat attacked the whole State.
According to the prime minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi, this movement destroyed the national economy (capitalism) in all its aspects. The proletariat in its struggle attacked without exception everything, any symbol, any person, any base attached to the history of the authority and repression including military, diplomatic institutions, trade centres and secret services, internal as well as external. All the attacks on the repressive forces of Pasdaran in the city of Karbala are not really anti-Iranian as the media said, but it is a part of the class action against the repressive forces and centres in all their forms just like the attack on the Green Zone and the other places. (more…)
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
The following article was submitted to Chuang by Vitalist International. It is an account of events in Hong Kong over the summer and early fall of 2019, much of it from a firsthand perspective. We provided minor edits and designed the layout, but otherwise reproduce the piece here in more or less its original form. While the main thrust of the article is in agreement with our own views of events in Hong Kong, the piece is an intake and the opinions expressed here belong to its authors. At the bottom, we’ve included a gallery (provided by the authors) of 70+ posters, memes, graffiti and other graphics used in the movement.
für Sandra in liebendem Angedenken
by Vitalist International
It was only a matter of time before it happened. The protesters and the cops both knew it. On October 1st, a teenager was shot point-blank in the chest by police. The bullet missed his heart by approximately three centimeters.
Thousands of Hong Kongers gathered the next evening at a playground to fold paper cranes and wish the young protester a speedy recovery. They held banners saying “stop shooting our children!” and used the flashlights on their smartphones as torches to light up the night. In the center of the playground, a thousand origami cranes spelled out “Hong Kongers, Add oil!”, a Chinese expression which has come to define the movement, meaning roughly: don’t stop, keep going, add fuel to the fire. Within an hour, the protesters were setting up barricades in the streets and throwing molotovs at the nearest police headquarters.
The movement that began as a protest against a proposed extradition agreement with China has now entered its fourth month of unrest, with no end in sight. The bill — now withdrawn — would have granted the Chinese State unprecedented authority to extradite dissidents, criminals, and refugees to be processed in the shadowy court system of the mainland. Coming on the heels of 2012’s Moral and National Education Law and 2014’s Electoral Reform Bill,[i] this amendment was only the latest attempt at slowly dismantling the region’s tenuous political arrangement of “One Country, Two Systems.” With the movement rapidly evolving into widespread resistance against Chinese control, and the Hong Kong government declaring a State of Emergency, the situation has reached a political stalemate, with violence escalating on both sides. (more…)
Tags: Analysis, Arson, Black Bloc, China, Dictatorship, Hong Kong, How to make Molotovs, Intelligent Surveillance, International Solidarity, Letter, Repression, Revolution, Riots, Sabotage, Social Insurrection, Surveillance, Xinjiang
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Athens: Over 10,000 on Demo to Commemorate Alexis – Tear Gas and Police Brutality in Exarcheia (Greece)
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Here is a short report from last weekend in Athens, where a lot of things happened. On one hand the ultimatum of the government ended, according to which all squatters should leave the buildings until December 5th, and on December 6th the anniversary of the death of Alexis, who was shot by a cop in Exarchia in 2008 at the age of 15.
So we started on Thursday, December 5th with a demo of about 3000 people, all in black, many masked, helmets, wooden clubs, gas masks, the usual program. The demo went a round through the northern city centre with very loud shouts, among other things “All Greece hates the police” or “war against war”, as a synonym for the fact that we are in a state of war, which now can only be answered with militancy. The demo passed the parliament, there were 63 Riot-Cops with gas masks standing around relatively bored, and it would have been easy for the demo to cause some trouble. But the demo remained peaceful, moved on to Exarcheia and simply dissolved there. Parallel to the demo, some people prepared a nice answer to the ultimatum: Instead of evacuating all buildings as demanded (in the greater Athens area alone that would be at least 46), 15 new buildings were symbolically occupied, one for each ultimatum day. Banners were placed and the situation of vacancy was pointed out, especially to migrants to use these buildings, with the support of the movement. Both the demonstration and the “house liberation” were kept silent by mainstream media, which is why the population barely noticed anything. (In the greater Athens area, by the way, countless buildings are currently empty!) (more…)