Friday, October 11th, 2019
· ANTICOLONIAL MARCH 2019 ·
Colonialism has never ended. The neocolonial-capitalist system still wants to silence and to marginalize us. With fascism rising everywhere, time has come to unite and stand together!
The 12th of October marks the „discovery“ of America by the Europeans in 1492. It’s the founding stone of a big lie that lives on until today in forms of white supremacy, eurocentrism and ignorance. October 12th marks the beginning of the colonial genocides, of the destruction and robbery of precolonial societies, culture and knowledge, of forced christianization, the exploitation of the indigenous peoples, their land and resources, the transatlantic slave trade and the globalization of the a system that is wrecking life on our planet.
Until today October 12th is celebrated as „Columbus Day“ and „dia de la raza“ (Spanish: „race day“) by colonial states. The „heroic achievements“ of Columbus are still taught in German schools, while our forests are burning for the profit of multinational corporations and neocolonial regimes. German weapons are exported to war zones to kill people, while people fleeing these wars are left to drown to not enter Europe. This hypocrisy can no longer be tolerated. (more…)
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
On Tuesday, 1st of October, a counter-information intervention took place at the municipal radio “Athens 9,84”. The intervention was organised by the open assembly of squats, collectives, immigrants, internationalists, and solidarians with the participation of 30 comrades.
The comrades entered the studio after coming into agreement with the employees, and the intervention lasted half an hour. While on air, the intervention made a speech about the squats, immigrants, and the general oppressive and impoverished conditions that prevail. Next, a recorded message which ridicules the regime of terror they are imposing, was broadcasted. To set the record straight, we have to inform that during the intervention there was no conflict with the employees of the radio station.
Whoever listened to the intervention on air understood what was the mood, and we expect from the employees to weigh in against the fabrications of the Greek Police and the Mayor of Athens. As expected, the intervention was removed from the archive that gets uploaded on the radio’s website, in an attempt to conceal the political content of the intervention and its characteristics.
After the intervention, the comrades left in array towards Kerameikos tube station where they were attacked by police forces that scattered the body of the intervention through force and violence. Afterwards, 8 arrests took place in the nearby area. 7 female and 1 male comrades got apprehended, 2 students amongst them.
One of them got sexually harassed by a cop in the police vehicle. Consequently, the arrested got transferred in the Hellenic Police Attica Headquarters. There was a solidarity gathering until midnight. The riot police attacked the gathering with chemicals, and pushed the comrades back to the Ampelokipi tube station. The gathering continued across the HPAH, regardless. After many hours it was announced that 7 of the apprehended are facing the charges of domestic disturbance, whereas one of the students got released without any charges. The charges were pressed after the administration of the municipal radio, obviously with the orders of mayor Mpakogiannis, sued the comrades. It is important to note that during the solidarity gathering, persons from the establishment media and a parliamentary party were present, with whom neither the intervention nor the solidarity gathering had anything to do with them.
On Wednesday, 2nd of October, at 11am, the arrested went through the District Attorney, building 16, at the Evelpidon courthouse. We called for a solidarity gathering where approximately 30 comrades showed up. 6 of the comrades got a trial for 17/10, whereas the student comrade has a trial for 2020.
Solidarity will win, the censorship attempts towards the oppressed will not be successful, our struggles will destroy state oppression.
-the recorded message that was broadcasted on air:
The text that got read during the intervention
“Athens do you hear me? I am sorry to disturb your miserable daily life. I am sorry to steal some of the time you have already sold. I am sorry to make you think whatever you don’t want to confront. But today I have a voice and you will listen to me. I am the voice of the oppressed. I am the voice they will not allow to be heard.
I am the voice of humans who got eradicated from their neighbourhoods because of profiteering. I am the voice of the refugees that lost their friends and still don’t know why. I am the voice of burnt forests which got sacrificed on the altar of profit. I am the voice of all those who fought when everything seemed futile. I am the voice of future generations that will inherit dystopia. And you, who are listening to me, certainly understand me.
You understand what is oppression. You understand what it means to work only for survival. You understand what it means to leave your home because rent is greater than your wage. You understand what it means to kill your dreams slowly and painfully. But you will ask me why I am saying these things to you. You will say that this is the situation and well, what can we do about it. And I will reply. I will tell you that everything you experience is caused by humans. I will tell you that your depression has no reason to exist. I will tell you that together, we achieved a lot in the past. I will tell you that your life is precious to waste it like that. I will tell you to fight in order to make your life worthy. Thank you for listening, good luck.”
Debriefing Text of the Open Assembly of Squats, Collectives, Internationalists, Migrants and Solidarians (Athens, Greece)
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
DEBRIEFING TEXT OF THE OPEN ASSEMBLY OF SQUATS, COLLECTIVES, INTERNATIONALISTS, MIGRANTS AND SOLIDARIANS
This text is a debrief of the actions of the open assembly from its beginning right after the evacuation of four squats in Exarchia on 26/8 until the demo of 14/9, where four arrests took place.
The evictions of 26/8 were not left unanswered, as hundreds of comrades made a spontaneous demo from Exarchia to Psyrri. The next day, the assembly calls for a solidarity gathering at the courtrooms for the three arrested people of Gare, and, the afternoon, for a solidarity gathering for the detained migrants in Petrou Ralli.
On 29/8 we made a solidarity rally in front of Mpoumpoulinas migrant housing squat, while the next morning at 4am the squat began to be barricaded and solidarians started gathering outside, acting as a bulwark against a possible eviction. On Saturday, August 31st, the assembly supported the march around Exarchia with a bloc of its own. The next action was to break the blockade around the steki of anarchist immigrants with a support rally and hanging a banner. Next, in preparation for the march against state repression on 14/9 at Propylaia, four kinds of posters, calls and texts in five different languages were printed, and then posted and given out in neighborhoods, universities, schools and squats. Actions culminated with the informational intervention of a hundred comrades at the hip-hop festival in Technopoli, Gazi, on 6/9.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Monday, September 9th, 2019
The state and capitalism continue to target the freedom of the social base and appropriate its labour and resources. In recent years we have experienced some of the most violent attacks on this freedom through the mass impoverishment of the already oppressed and exploited. At the same time, a widespread social resistance and solidarity movement has formed. People have created a variety of self-organized spaces such as housing infrastructures, social medical centers, community kitchens, open parks and public spaces. In spite of setbacks, the movement has created a solid social ground and accumulated considerable knowledge and experience. Through squats, political groups, base unions, squares and neighbourhood assemblies we have formed communities of struggle with strong social bonds. Communities oriented towards society, with a critical eye all the same. At times, the movement has had to use violence as a means of defending and expanding free spaces against state repression, capitalist interests and fascist attacks. It is a movement that grows in diversity and vibrancy, despite the ongoing criminalisation of solidarity and mobility.
Greece: Every Hour RIOT, Every Day Demonstration – Update on the evolving conflict in Exarcheia, Athens
Saturday, August 31st, 2019
We provide an update on recent events in Exarcheia, Athens, following the beginning of the first major repressive attack upon the squats by minions of the Greek state, ordered by Prime Minister Mitsotakis* and the far-right New Democracy party that begun on 26th August. Below follows a text released on Athens Indymedia:
On the morning of 28th August, around 02:30, a group of 30 anarchists, attacked MAT at Tositsa/Trikoupi streets with molotovs.
The attack happened as two groups of comrades: the first group of comrades attacked MAT from Tsamadou street and burned them in Tositsa street, while the cops were next to the squatted steki of anarchist immigrants. (more…)
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
In August, we invite all the individuals and groups that feel close to the fate of our companion Santiago Maldonado, disappeared and murdered by the Argentine State.
From the 1st of August let’s see our anger, our proposals to the conflict, our unwavering will. Nothing has ended for us, we are sparks that can go on and off, but we will always be there.
Let’s unfold our beautiful creativities, activities, meetings, marches, whatever we want. That’s what our freedom is about, that’s what it’s about to remember our fallen brothers and sisters.
Let anarchy overflow the confines and margins of this disgusting society.
Neither martyrs nor heroes!
Active memory with us!
Long live anarchy!
Invitamos a que en el mes de agosto todas las individualidades y colectivos que se sienten cercanos al destino que tuvo nuestro compañero Santiago Maldonado, desaparecido y asesinado por el Estado argentino.
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
NOCHE NEGRA DE NEGROS AUGURIOS
“La noche ya ha avanzado. No hace tanto frío para toda la ropa que oscurece nuestra imagen, pero eso no importa, el viento refresca nuestro rápido avance. Estamos a tiempo. Todo hasta el momento va bien. Estamos solos, solos como nunca y como siempre. Por las calles sombrías y maltrechas rodeamos la fábrica de carceleros. Nos acercamos. La próxima parada está cerca. En mi mente repaso el plan acordado…”
– “Un saludo de Libertad” – (1)
Tras un día feriado que anticipaba para muchxs un largo fin de semana, la ciudad de Santiago se iba durmiendo en la fría madrugada del 22 de mayo de 2009. Un sector de Avenida Matta permanecía en quietud, lejos de las luces y bullicio de locales comerciales. Solo dos ciclistas avanzan como difusas siluetas para diferentes cámaras de seguridad.
El avance se interrumpe cuando las siluetas se separan y una de ellas se baja de la bicicleta para arreglar algo en su mochila. Un gran destello corta entonces la filmación.
El ruido de una potente explosión hace eco entre las calles, la confusión despierta el lugar, lanzando las alertas policiales.
En la mitad de la calle Ventura Lavalle, casi en la esquina con Artemio Gutiérrez, un cuerpo ya sin vida está envuelto en una estela de pólvora, a un costado un revólver -con una sola bala en la nuez- más allá una bicicleta negra espera para continuar el viaje. A solo metros se encuentra la Escuela de Gendarmería, lugar donde los carceleros reciben adoctrinamiento y especialización. (more…)
Saturday, July 13th, 2019
The Fight for Liebig34 goes further.
The Court hearing for the eviction of our anarcha-queer-feminist housing project will take place on the 20th of September 2019. Padovicz wants to snitch away the house, while the politicians are trying to keep our mouths shut. Both parties are awaiting a final court decision. We do not let any cis-men decide about the future of our anarcha-queer-feminist project, cause simply no one should decide about us, but ourselves.
The last weeks in Nordkiez
Lateley, the presence of cops in our neighbourhood increased massively. Helicopters are flying daily and nightly over our roofs. Multiple police vans drive through our streets and ID-controls become part of everyday normality.
Also, during our self-organized neighbour fest in which a lot of children participated, the cops reacted in an aggressive way, trying to ruin our day. Several persons sympathising with our project, have been arrested and taken into custody. The arrests of these friends were very violent and sexist. Whether it’s about getting a coffee in the morning at the other side of the street or having dinner in front of our house, the cops find ways to intimidate us. The system of state tries to silence us by all means. As a consequence, we face daily confrontation with the cops. However, their provocation is not something we allow to set us back or keep us small. It is something that encourages us to resist.
We are aware that their violent behaviour is purely a reaction on our mobilization in our joint-fight against gentrification, patriarchy and capital. All of this, shows us, that our battle against “the city of the rich and powerful” is effectively starting to worry the establishment.
A glance into our future
It remains important to not let them take away Dorfplatz and the neighbourhood, but to show presence, since we want to shift life and summer to the streets in Berlin. Let us all together. Let us express to Padovicz and everyone else what we think of this court date which we received. Be creative and support us with solidarity actions. Further, it’s fundamental that the focus is not only on the eviction day of Liebig34, but that decentralized actions happen everywhere at any moment.
We won’t be robbed of our desires and conviction when our house will be evicted. The fight against capital and patriarchy is not solely connected to one day or one project. Let’s form rebellious feminist gangs!
We will continue to battle further for a life free of hierarchies, away from patriarchy and capitalism. For a liberated society in which living spaces are no commodities in a consumerist world.
Join us Day X: https://vimeo.com/325552190
Follow us on https://twitter.com/Liebig34Liebig
Monday, July 1st, 2019
Escribimos estas líneas desde Fraguas, un pueblo okupado y rehabilitado en la Sierra Norte de Guadalajara. Pueblo que hace 6 años no eran más que ruinas y que mediante el trabajo y la ilusión de cientos de personas que han apoyado este proyecto autogestionado, asambleario sin jerarquías, con el principio de sustentabilidad con el medio natural que lo rodea, aprendiendo día a día a sostenernos cada vez menos atadxs al sistema capitalista, cuidando la tierra y recogiendo sus frutos, sin dañarla y aprendiendo a vivir en ella, ya que desde que nacimos sólo fuimos enseñadxs a explotarla. (more…)
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
El domingo 19 de mayo, con amor y rabia dimos vida a la actividad “Memoria y Kontrakultura” conmemorando 10 años de la muerte en acción del Punki Mauri.
En esencia la Anarquía es anticarcelaria, por lo mismo generamos un espacio para difundir la movilización que está ocurriendo en las distintas cárceles del territorio contra la ley 321 que transforma la libertad condicional de un derecho a un beneficio penitenciario y además duplica el mínimo de tiempo en prisión necesario para poder optar a la condicional. (more…)
Saturday, June 1st, 2019
Palabras enviadas por distintxs compañerxs y proyectos anárquicxs para las jornada “Memoria y kontrakultura” en recuerdo del compañero Mauricio Morales.
PALABRAS DEL COMPAÑERO MARCELO VILLARROEL
A 10 años de la muerte en kombate de Mauricio Morales… A todxs lxs ke konfontan el presente desde la autonomia, kon memoria insurrekta, en resistencia y subversion!!
Hace 10 años murió Mauricio Morales Duarte, el punky maury. Una noche de fines de mayo se eskuchó un estruendo, en las inmediaciones del centro sur de santiago, en las cerkanias de la eskuela de gendarmeria el punky maury partia en su eterna bicikleta a la ruta de akellxs ke han perdido la vida en este ejercicio kotidiano de kerer ser libres konfrontando al dominio en todos los espacios de la realidad.
En ese entonces estaba prisionero en la unidad 11 de newken Argentina kuando en una fria mañana de mayo supe de lo sucedido. El inevitable dolor de la perdida se multiplikó asi komo la rabia y el orgullo. Desde un kompañerismo no afin manifiesto mi reiterado respeto a tu opción de vida en lucha komo aporte a la tensión anarkista e insurrexional komo expresión inekivoka de la guerra social. (more…)
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Macaz Autonom Community Center in Bucharest
Help build Macaz Autonom – an independent intersectional Community Center in Bucharest, Romania.
Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
The 12th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair took place in Novi Sad, Serbia from 28th to 30th of September, 2018. The Balkan. Every year the Balkan Anarchist Bookfair (BAB) takes place in a different city across the Balkans and is organized by a local collective with an aim to connect local, regional, as well as the international anarchist community.
A-Radio Berlin had the chance to talk with some of the organizers of
this 12th BAB about the event, its trajectory and perspective for the
future, as well as the experiences of anarchist organizing in Serbia and the Balkans. (more…)
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Hacia la Liberación Total… MEMORIA Y KONTRAKULTURA en recuerdo del compañero Mauricio Morales
Compañerxs lxs invitamos a hacerse parte de la jornada kontrakultural a realizarse el día 19 de mayo desde las 14 hrs en el Salón Multiuso de la Villa Francia, en memoria del compañero Mauricio Morales, el “Punki Mauri” a 10 años de su muerte en acción.
Habrá videos contrainformativos, información de compañerxs presxs, puestos de distintas bibliotecas antiautoritarias y material de propaganda anárquica, lxs invitamos a que lleven sus ferias.
NUESTRA MEMORIA ES NEGRA, NUESTRO CORAZÓN TAMBIÉN.