"Reventando lo existente. Reflexiones del combate minoritario" – Book in Spanish about the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
Thursday, February 10th, 2011
The book is called “Reventando lo existente. Reflexiones del combate minoritario” (Destroying the existent. Reflections on minority struggle) and contains a chronology of the Halandri case, all the statements of the prisoners (Massoura, Hadtzimihelaki, Karakatsani, Tsakalou, Argirou), the chapter “Critique and contributions” (The statement “The interpretations they give, time to talk about their aspirations,” chapters 3 and 4 of the brochure “Conspiracy Theories”, the text of G. Voutsis Vogiatzis, pages from “The Diary of a Bomber” and the letter that Poly Georgiadis wrote to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire) and a few communiques and texts of the Conspiracy.
The back cover carries a famous phrase of the English poet William Blake: “He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.”
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
325 presents this Elephant Editions theoretical pamphlet due to the timely nature of the theme of work, labour and self-management during the global economic ‘crisis’ of capitalism. Anarchists have always known that capitalism is permanent terror, not an occasional ‘crisis’, which is a false media concept that the bosses manipulate for themselves to rob the people with their ‘austerity measures’. Here we present the first chapter of Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy, by the anarchist-insurrectionalist writer, Alfredo M. Bonanno. The pamphlet is available as a downloadable PDF to print out and distribute.
Work is a subject that is coming back into fashion in a big way in newspapers, academic lectures, papal sermons, electoral speeches and even articles and pamphlets produced by anarchists.
The main questions raised are: what can we do about growing unemployment? How can we give meaning to lost professionalism in jobs that are undergoing the effects of neo-industrial development? What alternatives can be found to replace traditional work? And, finally, and this is the way many anarchists think, how can we abolish work or reduce it to the indispensable minimum?
Let us make it clear right away that none of these problems interests us. We are not concerned with the political problems of those who see unemployment as a danger to democracy and order. We do not feel any nostalgia for lost professionalism. We are even less interested in elaborating libertarian alternatives to grim factory work or intellectual labour, which are unwittingly doing nothing but toe the line of the advanced post-industrial project. Nor are we for the abolition of work or its reduction to the minimum required for a meaningful happy life. Behind all this there is always the hand of those who want to regulate our lives, think for us, or politely suggest that we think as they do.
We are for the destruction of work and, as we will try to demonstrate, that is quite a different matter. But let us proceed in an orderly fashion. (more…)
Saturday, January 8th, 2011
Dark Nights is an anarchist & anti-prison PDF freesheet of resistance reports and repression news to download and print out. 8 pages / A3 size. Distribute and discuss.
– Letter from Kostas Sakkas, comrade accused of being part of a “terrorist organisation”, in which he dissembles the economic crisis and urges resistance.
– Letter from Gerasimos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell. Tsakalos writes about the 1st Nov 2010 arrest of himself and his comrade, Panagiotis Argirou in Athens, plus his own anti-political ideas of anti-socialist anarchism and revolutionary nihilism.
– Letter from Christoforos Kortesis, held hostage accused of membership of the armed group, Revolutionary Struggle.
– Text from the 3 imprisoned members of Revolutionary Struggle “Let’s make the beginning in Greece of a world-wide social revolution”. Kostas Gournas, Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis analyse the economic crisis with regard to Greece and Europe, and call for social revolution based on anarchist-libertarian principles.
ORGANISE REPLICATE RESIST
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Friday, December 17th, 2010
Dark Nights is an irregularly published anarchist & anti-prison freesheet of resistance reports and repression news to download and print out. This issue covers the calls for solidarity coming from Greek prisoners on hungerstrike, members of armed groups Revolutionary Struggle and Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, imprisoned for their actions, and those in clandestinity, who call for increased escalation of the social war.
– International call for solidarity from members of Revolutionary Struggle. / About the emergence of the new generation of armed revolutionary struggle and the economic era of ‘crisis’.
– Fire to the State: Letter from Gerasimos Tsakalos & Panagiotis Argirou + International Solidarity Call by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. / Claim of responsibility and anarchist declaration by two imprisoned fighters of the armed group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, plus a call for an international campaign of revolutionary solidarity to tie in with a trial in January against the group.
– Ongoing mass prisoners hunger-strike in Greece. / About the continuing widespread refusal of food in Greek prisons plus the communique from the prisoners initiative about their demands.
DESTROY ALL PRISONS.
Sunday, November 21st, 2010
Reposted flyer circulating on the internet and in paper form:
“Leaflet to be printed and circulated should you like the taste of it. Breaks down into three parts: Cuts are not an issue…(an article about resisting capitalism and not getting stuck on resisting the cuts) / Keeping It Real (advice for those new to doing stuff) and Some Lessons From Millbank (4 practical lessons to be learned and put into effect everywhere). Please circulate through your networks, should you wish. “ (more…)
Friday, September 17th, 2010
Released now for September 2010, the free yearly PDF of the international anarchist magazine, 325. 76 pages packed full of revolutionary anti-capitalist social war.
Amongst other things, this issue features a major section about the Greek social war “Fire on the Breeze : Letters and Communiques from Greece”, this is written by the anarchists involved in the movement, not outsiders, but by the fighters and hostages of power themselves. The communiques from the prisoners of armed group Revolutionary Struggle, including the important text “The only answer to modern totalitarianism is social revolution”; a tribute to Lambros Foundas; Sect of Revolutionaries communique; Conspiracy of Cells of Fire communique about the ‘Marfin Bank’ incident; and more.
Another large part in the zine is the section “Notes from the gathering against Prison Society”, an anti-prison, anti-state 2-day meeting which took place Oct/Nov 2009 in Brighton. The notes from this meeting begin with a presentation on the ‘Campaign against Prison Slavery’ and a description of the British prison system. A comrade from Athens explains the case of Giannis Dimitrakis, an anarchist imprisoned for expropriation, the comrade also talks about methods of ‘revolutionary solidarity’, which have formed a dynamic and powerful feature of the Greek anarchist movement.
Also featured is an interview with Jean Weir, known for her ‘Elephant Editions’ book imprint, translator and publisher of Italian anarchist, Alfredo Maria Bonanno. The interview forms a section which concludes with “Taking Back Our Lives”, the edited transcribed notes from a presentation in Berlin, Sept 2009.
Also included are the sections and articles: “International resistance news”, “Repression and reports”, “For mass struggle and subversion”, “Revolutionary solidarity, “Who are we talking to?”, “What are anarchists?”, “Declarations”, “Find yourself a revolver” and more.
325 #8 is available for free download here.
Paper versions, individual copies and bulk, can be requested directly from 325 online, via our contact form, or your local anarchist distro/group/infoshop may have copies, if not, consider producing a print run for your area.
Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Dark Nights is an irregularly published anarchist & anti-prison freesheet of resistance reports and repression news.
Issue #8 has a feature on the 14 August anti-anarchist repression in Chile, with a letter from an imprisoned anarchist, communique from insurrectionalist groups about the state attacks against social centres and anarchist initiatives, and call for international solidarity.
On the 24th of September there is an international day of solidarity with the Chilean comrades, and we dedicate this issue to the situation. The repression is aimed at silencing the growing discontent and stopping the anarchist direct action against corporate, religious and state targets which has grown in recent years. Because the Chilean government has no way of stopping the attacks, it attempts to persecute and dismantle the broader anarchist movement with investigations, raids and beatings at gun point.
The international anarchist and radical social movements must answer this frame-up with our solidarity and resistance.
Dark Nights #8
– Call for international solidarity with the hostages of the Chilean ‘democracy’.
– List of hostages and those under conditional ‘freedom’.
– Communique from Mónica Caballero
– Communique from insurrectionalist groups in South America concerning the frame up.
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Dark Nights is an irregularly published anarchist & anti-prison publication of resistance reports and repression news. Existing since 2005 this free newsletter has been printed and read in many places around the world, encouraging replication and collaboration.
Alfredo & Christos denied bail (Greece)
European Social Repression (About the arrests in Berlin & Paris)
Alfredo accused of second bank robbery (Greece)
Bristol RBS HQ attacked with Rocks & Fire (UK)
Courts attacked in Bristol (UK)
Replicate / Organise / Resist
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
‘Fire to the Prisons’ is a regulary published USA based magazine of conflict news, reports and articles about libertarian and anti-capitalist struggle.
The magazine is free to prisoners, and has a readership inside the American jails, also the editors make the magazine free or on donation to anti-prison/anarchist/anti-capitalist groups who share a similar outlook and who want to distribute it in their areas to help circulate much needed funds and agitational ideas.
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Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
‘Insurrection’ is an anarchist magazine of the 1980’s which was edited by Jean Weir of Elephant Editions, UK. Amongst agitational news reports of rebellion and repression, the publication carried some of the first English language translations of the work of Italian anarchist insurrectionist, Alfredo M. Bonanno, and remains an example of a high-quality revolutionary anarchist publication which has a confrontational analysis coupled with lasting insight.
‘Insurrection’ is the first publication to carry the key basic perspectives of anarchist insurrectional theory and methodology emerging at that time. Texts such as ‘Affinity Group’, ‘Why Insurrection’, ‘Beyond Workerism, Beyond Syndicalism’, ‘Informal Organisation’, ‘Beyond the Structure of Synthesis’, ‘Towards A New Projectuality’ and ‘Autonomous Base Nucleus’, all back to back with action reports informing and illuminating these theoretical ideas which have developed and spread around the world, becoming ‘dangerous’ tools in the hands of uncontrollables everywhere.
From direct action, strategy, organisation, rebellion, anti-militarism, to current affairs, ecology, changes in production, economy, Palestine, urban riots, anti-nuclear struggle and more; the scope of the magazine was very broad. The art and design of ‘Insurrection’ is superb, with many issues being treated to the illustration and graphic design of renowned radical artist and anarchist, Clifford Harper, as Graphic Editor. ‘Insurrection’ was designed to be an instrument of struggle for the revolutionary project and it certainly retains its coherent vitality to inform, educate and inspire fresh anti-state and anti-capitalist struggle over twenty years later.
‘Insurrection’ is a joy to read and it is our pleasure to host these newly released PDFs from a publication which has stood the test of time, which still appears current and relevant, unlike so many ‘anarchist’ and ‘radical’ publications of the left, which are seemingly consigned to historical irrelevance and terminal boredom the moment they are printed.
Some capitalist parasites (so-called ‘antiquarian’ & ‘rare’ second-hand booksellers) sell ‘Insurrection’ and other Elephant Editions publications for expensive prices due to their strong production values and continuing appeal, so part of the intention to put these PDFs online is to make available to everyone these publications and undermine the creation of a new commodity market – namely – ‘rare’ anarchist books! Don’t ever give your money to any online ‘antiquarian’ bookstores for any Elephant Edition, support your local anarchist distro who print their own copies or order them direct from Elephant Editions at reasonable prices or download free online in our Library section. Make your own print run of Elephant Editions texts and distribute them in your local area, ideas are weapons! Watch out for new releases coming soon.
In an over-saturated digital world of the information economy, Elephant Editions spreads the ‘anti-info’ for destructive and passionate individuals who seek nothing but the end of the present system and the beginning of our path into unknown freedom and anarchy.
Dossier ‘Comiso’ (about anti-militarist struggle in Italy)
Towards Anarchist Anti-Militarism
Torture in Italy
Document Azione Rivoluzionaria
The Logic of Insurrection
Stop the City – Politics in Wolves Clothing
Vandalising for Fun not Profit
Stop the City? – From Information to Attack
Street Politics in Barcelona
Strategy & Methods
The Question of the Miners
New Forms of Counter-Revolution
Interview from Sergovia Prison with the Autonomous Groups
Letter from Orazio Valastro
Violence and Non-Violence
Pannekoek on Trade-Unionism
The Miners Strike at Carmaux
Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle
In Times of Danger Half-Way Measures Lead to Certain Death – Revolutionary Cells
Beyond Workerism, Beyond Syndicalism
Autonomous Base Nucleus
Beyond the Structure of Synthesis
A Question of Class
Pinelli, Nineteen Years On
Sabotage of Information Technology
A False Problem
Anarchists Against Aparthied
The Pylons of Death Come Crumbling Down
Ecological Luddism: The Montedison Explodes
Towards A New Projectuality
China: Deng’s Guarantee
ALF: Striking the Laboratories of Power
Palestine: Time for Action
The Catastrophe Psychosis
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
In this previously untranslated and unreleased Elephant Editions pamphlet, Alfredo Maria Bonanno attempts, in conflict with his better judgement, to set out the fundamental elements of insurrectionalist anarchism anatomically. This first section released here forms part of a larger body of work by Alfredo, which is translated by Jean Weir, which will appear in the future with Part Two, and also with previously untranslated and unreleased material as a full book. Until then, let this sharpen your thoughts and actions.
Original title: Anarchismo insurrezionalista, Edizioni Anarchismo, “I libri di Anarchismo” N. 10 June 1999
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Fresh from the frontlines and hot off the press, the seventh issue of the rebellious and anarchic zine known as ‘325’ is out now. For 5 years this publishing project has existed and thanks are due to all those who have contributed a letter, article, report, stone, barricade, molotov and flame of insight.
The second issue produced by the Anti-Copyright Network since the start of 2009, clocking in at 88 pages of photocopier friendly black & white, the PDF is listed here for your reading, consideration and replication.
325 #7 Features “International Resistance News”, “Conversation on Affinity Groups, Intermediate Struggle and Insurrection”, “Texts from the Greek Insurrection”, “Why a Vanguard? The Organisational Question”, “Insurrectionalist Anarchism – Informal Organisation”, “Letter from Francesco Gioia”, “Germany 2009 – An Overview”, “Agitations in Italian Prison”, “Attack the Arms Factories – Solidarity with the EDO defendants”, “About the Prison Revolt in Caxias, Portugal”, “Letter from Vigo”, “A Tale of Sand, & Those Who Feed From It”, “Black Bloc Communique, Strasborg anti-Nato”, “In Gaza Like Everywhere”, “Secrets & Lies”, “Repression & Reports” + an extensive section about the anarchist resistance in Chile, an exclusive excerpt from the new Elephant Editions book, “Adios Prison” by Juan Jose Garfia (as spoken by Xose Tarrio) and much, much more.
Available from switched on people, groups, social centres and squats across Europe and Beyond! If it doesn’t appear in your area take the initiative to copy some up from the PDF or contact us to arrange distribution – We mail out individual copies and bulk, there is no minimum order, you’ll also get a few stickers, posters and whatever other free publications we have to hand.
Our new website is online and beginning to gather steam, keep an eye fixed for updates, new PDF zines, reports, communiques and articles coming soon…
Anti-Copyright Network (Nameless Hardcore Unknowns)
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