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‘Direct Action’ Archives

Anarchists expropriate supermarket in Saloniki (Greece)

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

14 June 2010

“On 14/06/10 we stormed into a super-market of the chain Masoutis on M.Kyriakou street, we took basic need goods (olive oil, pasta, milk etc.) and destroyed the anti-theft systems and the surveillance camera while we also smashed the cash machines and burnt all the money they had inside.

From the beginning we had decided that the goods of the appropriation would be distributed among the comrades who participated, not outside the super-market. With this choice of ours we want to make clear that this, and other practices aim not at promoting some of us as saviours of the society – rather, we want society itself to familiarise itself with such practices and to embrace them without waiting for the “revolutionary” philanthropist/ friends of the poor. Especially in a period like this one, where the rottenness of the present system is pushing it toward collapse. As for the term “Robin Hoodies” (in Greek: Super-market Robins) we believe it consists another typical attempt to twist the meaning of such actions by Mass Media, which present comrades as some sort of elite stealing for the poor. In result, the distribution of the goods is presented in a way that refers to the narcosis and the passivity reflected in the thinking “someone will think-act-take care of us”.

We do not believe in a society of “weak-minded” people who must necessarily be ruled, as is wished by the ruling propaganda. We are happy when people walk on with the belief that their life belongs to them, away from mediators and needless gabble, when they organise under the premise of solidarity, anti-authoritarianism and self-organisation; under the guidance of active negation and attack. When they do not fall for the fallacy of the regime that “by helping each other we will scrape through the crisis”. It is important, finally that when distributing goods you have no way of telling if the recipients are indeed in solidarity, even if that is not active, or if they are just hypocrites taking care of themselves only – and perhaps even, in another case, they would be the first to inform to the police. Of course we applaud similar actions by comrades who distribute the goods: as as we said earlier the aims are the same.

The burning of money is a symbolic action speaking for itself. These little pieces of paper that turned into ashes within seconds have managed, in even less seconds, to destroy lives, relationships, to transform the human and her desires by transforming life into indexes, digitalising feelings and experiences, simplifying the feelings of joy and misery down to the ‘alternatives’ – I have/ I have no money.

As for the action itself it took place exactly as planned. Our getaway was relaxed and with no unexpected incidents. We used bins to block off some roads precautionary while we made sure to know the movements of the cops before and during the action. It is telling that pigs of the Z force (motorcycle cops –trans.) were sitting around confused by the fountain on Egnatia Ave, obviously waiting for reinforcements and tried to approach only when we were already gone.

We are consciously and actively in solidarity with every other action sabotaging capitalism within the urban environment in which we act.

PS 1. A warning toward the “macho Greeks” who might want to become heroes: they’ll receive the treatment they deserve, exactly as it happened when one of them was spotted to be calling the cops – he was chased, along with the bunch who were about to intervene. But as the saying goes, “the mother of the fast one has never mourned”

PS 2. We can only laugh at the misinformation of the media about supposed clashes with repression forces, trolleys filled with goods that we never managed to hand out etc…

PS 3. Of course we support the appropriation of money for the needs of the movement, it is just that we wanted to give a different context to this particular action.”

The thieves’ thieves

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Berlin Police Attacked with Nail-Bomb (Germany)

Friday, June 18th, 2010

12 June 2010

At a 50,000 strong leftist anti-government demo against economic restructuring and capitalist crisis, Berlin riot cops were attacked with an explosive device after baton charging a section of the crowd. 13 police had minor injuries and two needed serious hospital treatment.

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Palestinian Solidarity Action in Stoke-on-Trent (UK)

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

2 June 2010

Supermarket targetted over Israeli investments.

From the claim:

“On Wednesday 2nd June a Tesco express in Hartshill, Stoke on Trent was visited out of hours by Palestinian solidarity activists. petrol pump hoses were D-locked together. doors padlocks and cash machines were superglued. ‘Israeli murderers’ and ‘Boycott Israel’ were sprayed on the garage and the supermarket. The impunity and arrogance of the state of Israel and its supporters will only diminish when an avalanche of meaningful actions are taken against them. … “

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Sodexo Attacked in Montreal (Canada)

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

7 June 2010

“In the early hours of June 7th, some anarchists smashed the windows of a Sodexo office in Montreal. Sodexo is the parent company that makes food for Canadian prisons.

Prison is much more than fours walls of the a vile institution; prison as a condition is reflected and reproduced in the world that surrounds us.

It is the cameras on every street corner surveilling our comings and goings; it is the DNA and fingerprint databanks that record our most personal details; it is the borders and constant threat of detention and deportation that would keep us from freely choosing where we want to live.

To Sodexo (and all others that contribute to the upkeep and functioning of prisons) we say screw you and your choice of ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, when what we really want is to burn the prisons to the ground.

With love and solidarity.”

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Anti-Capitalists Attack in Bristol – Liberation for Palestine, and not only (UK)

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

9 May 2010

“Last night, a group of individuals decided to turn their anger into action – striking a number of targets on Whiteladies Road.

The list is this:
HSBC bank, windows smashed with hammers, red paint thrown inside.
Morgan Beddoe estate agent, every window smashed in reach and damage to door.
Conservative Party office just off Whiteladies Road, window smashed.
Territorial Army, windscreens smashed on their civilian vehicles in the car park.

These attacks responded to the recent murders on the aid boat at the hands of the Israeli armed forces which has hit such huge news recently (perhaps because some victims this time are white children of the Western middle classes, as opposed to the routine deaths that pass unmarked by the media on a daily basis in Palestine and for that matter everywhere else) – but this is also our own trajectory in the over-due counter-offensive against the colonisation of our lives by capitalism right here. Solidarity is best when it serves to extend your own struggle in compliment of others. This action was simple, required little planning and no expertise, hit our enemies directly and was more uplifting than any contained demonstration we have witnessed in recent time.

For many the choice of targets may speak for itself – banks being well known locally in their recent glut of recession and repossession, besides being an integral part of the systematic economic exploitation that this world is currently based on, and of course HSBC specifically bank-rollers of the Israeli state’s regime of terror. Estate agents, fronting the gentrification and driving those who cannot afford their dream further out in the age-old class war. Politicians, whatever their claims and colors, claim power over us all to repress, rule and further their own corrupt aims. Armed forces, to back them up whenever they chose to extend their influence or crush dissent.

Let us not forget the prisoners of the Gaza demonstrations of January 2009, incarcerated for bringing militant popular struggle back on the agenda in the anti-occupation movement.

Let us not forget all the prisoners, from Greece to the U.S.A, who realised that attack is the best way out of this social prison and took action accordingly. For a world without money, private property, politics and occupation.”

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UK Border Agency offices in Derby D-Locked (UK)

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

2 June 2010

“The UK Border Agency offices in Derby were d-locked last night. And a written message was left.

This action was carried out in solidarity with the European wide week of actions against the deportation machine,

We believe that acts of resistance -both large and small- against those who profit from and those who facilitate the deportation machine should be carried out whenever and wherever possible.

Fuck the Deportation Machine

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About the Social War in Greece

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The interpretations have been given… Time for our desires to speak.

During the trial of the 17th November armed group we witnessed a spectacular performance, which amongst others, attempted with the application of the upgraded law concerning criminal acts- “anti”-terror law- to earn also social legitimization. The law’s elaborately vague and extended framework (with the possibility for DNA testing, with the article on criminal conspiracy… with the depoliticisation of the history, the theory and the actions of the group) appeared to secure in the legal arsenal that necessary method which is able to strike every existent or attempted project of subversion of bourgeois democracy, without having to accept the political status of its enemy. (more…)

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Cellphone Antenna Sabotaged with Fire, Bristol (UK)

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

21 May 2010

“FOR SELF-ORGANISATION & ANTI-CAPITALIST RESISTANCE

May 21, 2010, approx 2.30am.

A ‘T-mobile’ repeater was destroyed by fire. All effort was made not to endanger any life and the mast was chosen due to its distance from residential buildings and activity. The fence was cut with bolt-croppers and placed at the base of the antenna, wrapped around the electrical cables powering the mast, was a cut tyre filled with rags soaked in paraffin. Soaked rags were also tied to the cables and tucked into the tyre. Firelighters were used to ignite the lot. The antenna was situated near the central Temple Meads railway station close to a new ‘urban development’ area.

Destructive acts against the telecommunications infrastructure of capitalist economy are simple and reproducible, as are attacks against other facets of industrial society. The system relies on a network of cables, antennas and power units to enforce and sustain its exploitation. Far from being a faceless abstract enemy, the conduits of commodity production remain attackable at many points, vulnerable to our courage, rage and joy.

We dedicate this action to the arrested anarchists Constantino, Luca and Silvia in Switzerland, accused of conspiring against a nano-tech facility; to all the prisoners of the social struggle in Greece and to all those who have begun to fight, in a myriad of places, of different tongues, races and names.

FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL STRUGGLE AGAINST STATE & CAPITAL”

Cells of Fire: Storm of Butterflies

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Factory defaced and d-locked in Derby (UK)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

“Last night the distribution center of the Rolls Royce factory in Derby was targeted by autonomous individuals against the war machine.

The gates were d-locked and the walls were covered in graffiti stating that “Rolls Royce profits from the war machine.” “Fuck Rolls Royce.”

The war machine puts profit and power over the lives of people, companies like Rolls Royce are part of this. The war machine exemplifies the ways in which the rich and powerful oppress and dispossess the majority of people, destroying homes and communities, enforcing migration, and irrevocably harming land bases. Fuck the war machine. Fuck Rolls Royce. Resist Now. No more profit.”

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Greek Embassy in Prague attacked (Czech)

Friday, May 14th, 2010

27 April 2010

“Anarchist Lambros, A. M. Bonanno, Stratigopoulos, Dimitrakis, Maziotis, Kortetis, Stathopoulos, Gournas, Poupa, Nikitopoulos and many others, whose names we will never learn are marked as terrorists by the media because they fight against such a terrorist system as capitalism.

In a system in which money is always in the first place, human life has no value. Anarchists have different priorities. Money is of no importance to them, human life is more important.

The mainstream media will not tell you the truth, you have to search for other sources of information.

Governments and capitalists make debts which we, the working people, have to pay for.

To show solidarity with the Greek anarchists and the whole proletariat, we have damaged the Greek embassy in Prague.

We chose the day of international solidarity with our imprisoned comrade, anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis.
We demand the immediate release of all our comrades!

We will not tolerate repression by this system! The popular uprising in Greece is our inspiration and proof that we can
take back our lives!

Fight for a fight!”

Angry Brigade

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Probation Offices Attacked in London (UK)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

11 May 2010

Forest Gate Community Service Office and Probation Offices were attacked by anarchist group “Black Fever Gang”. Spraypaint slogans and broken windows were the result. The action was dedicated to anarchist prisoners everywhere, especially those in Greece.

“We are fighters!! Not murderers!! Long live anarchy!! Black Fever Gang!!”

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Montreal – CN Rail Blocked (Canada)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

1 May 2010

“Overnight April 30-May 1st, the CN rail lines just west of Montreal were blocked so as to stymie regular rail traffic along one of the busiest sections of rail in the country.

These rails are an integral part of the underpinnings of a world we hate, built by the colonizers who introduced judges, police, and their prisons to this land. We approach this and other bedrocks of capital with an eye for
destruction: for every rail blocked, a camera smashed. For every cop car put to ruin, a prison razed.

We are inspired in part by the handful of other rail blockades in the Montreal-Toronto corridor in the last few years, although ours are different in form.

From coast to coast, we will act on the desires we feel in the pit of our stomachs, in the cockles of our hearts, until the rush of our longing to put an end to this world of cages and surveillance washes the freight train of social control into the sea.”

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Policestation & G4 Security Attacked in Bristol (UK)

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

1 May 2010

“Two attacks carried out in the St.Pauls area – a smashing night for the Revolutionary 1st May.

Newfoundland Road Policestation attacked with rocks, several vehicles damaged.

Group 4 Security vehicles at Norfolk Avenue office attacked also with stones.

Solidarity with the fighters of ‘Revolutionary Struggle’ in Greece.

Solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis, Alfredo Maria Bonanno, Christos Stratigopoulos, and all other prisoners in struggle.”

Anarchist cells

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Explosive attacks in Saloniki (Greece)

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Gas canister explosions occurred in different parts of the northern Greek city. The two incidents occurred on the early hours of Monday 26/4 against the National Telecommunications Organization and a news agency truck in the west part of Thessaloníki. The following night a Eurobank branch was attacked in Kalamaria, a suburb on the east part of the city.

A communique was sent on Tuesday 27/4 to Athens.Indymedia:

“We all remember, with excessive hatred, from the days of the arrest of Y. Dimitrakis in 2006 the slander of him through the de-ideologication of the act he made. The overextension of the charges from authority, and the
TV-snitches slandering anything about him and other comrades from his close friends.

Through those 4 years, and even before, the persecutor tactics on such cases is always the same according, of course, to the characteristics of the “guilty” ones. Fact is confirmed that when happens to be an anarchist automatically your close environment is criminalized and, thus, the search for participators begins.

Declassification of phone conversations, collection of finger-prints on immobile and mobile objects in houses, arrest warrants, informers willing to give any information they know are some of the basic tools used.

These same ones we find in front of us these last weeks with the case of the 6 detained already comrades that are accused as members of Revolutionary Struggle. All this atmosphere helps the achievement of total and indiscriminatal control from the state’s side. Constraint and daily brainwash through the media has double aiming. On one side to “cover” its mechanisms actions and on the other to separate the resisting parts of
society in violent and non-violent -therefore excepted-, clearly because of fear. For us, seeing these actions of the sovereignty enrages us even more and pushes us even more quickly to search for actions that will bring us
even closer to the end of this rotten world.

We stand opposed to all authoritarian mechanisms and to all snitches that assist their task and we directly take the counter-offensive for now and forever. On the night of 25th of April in Thessaloníki we attacked with fire a news agency delivery truck of “Evropi (Europe)” company in the area of Evosmos and a branch of OTE (National Telecommunications Organization) in Stavroupoli. We continued the next night again with an arson attack on a Eurobank branch in Kalamaria.

Solidarity with Yannis Dimitrakis that passes the doors of the high court tomorrow 28/4 in Athens.

Freedom to all prisoners”

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Serco goverment services office attacked in London (UK)

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

23 April 2010

“A 3 Molotov cocktail was thrown at a Serco government services building in London Enfield area on Friday at 00.00midnight!.

Serco are a giant corporation who profit from the industrial prison complex. Fire to the Prisons For Lambro Fountas killed by cops in Athens we want to continue what he started.

Freedom to all the comrades in prison: Giannis Dimitrakis, G. Boutzis, H. Nikolau, P. Georgiadis, B. Chrisohoidis, C. Stratigopolous and Alfredo Bonanno.

Immediate freedom to Massura Hadimikelaki.

Solidarity to all those under arrest accused for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and to the all anarchists comrades in prison everywere!

WE ARM – WE AIM – WE FIRE…
BECAUSE WE ARE AT WAR”

Black Fever Gang

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