Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Dark Nights is an anarchist & anti-prison PDF freesheet of resistance reports and repression news to download and print out.
Two part special issue for May 2011. Four pages of UK news with an eight page European Social Struggle supplement / A3 size.
#11 : Anti-System Conflict in the United Kingdom
This issue carries news about the increase in subversive action across the UK and the recent repression wave against squats and autonomous social centres in the wake of the March 26th TUC Demo / Black rzocoruse.com Bloc. Also covers Telepathic Heights eviction, Stokes Croft riots etc.
#12 : European Social Struggle – May Supplement
The longer supplement has a combative Mayday report from Barcelona, a small contribution on the topic of Solidarity by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire in Greece, and the call for an escalated struggle against Genetic Manipulation by Swiss eco-anarchist prisoners, who are on hunger strike May 1 to 28, in Switzerland (Billy, Marco, Silvia and Costas).
Organise and Resist.
Anti-Copyright Network 2011
Tags: Barcelona, Black Bloc, Bristol, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Costantino Ragusa, Dark Nights, Hunger Strike, London, Luca Bernasconi, Marco Camenisch, Mayday, PDF, Silvia Guerin, Stokes Croft, Switzerland, Telepathic Heights
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Reclaim Your Mind : Manifesto – An Urgent Message for all those who have or are in danger of being labelled mentally ill
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Download: PDF zine version by Dark Matter Publications.
Urgent message for all those who have or are in danger of being labelled mentally ill
Selling cures for the problems they created
It is well known that depression has been on a steady rise in the past few decades. This increase apparently isn’t about to stop since the World Health Organization (WHO) recently predicted that, by 2020, depression would be the second most prevalent health problem in the world, just below heart disease, and offered as an explanation that this was due to a previous underestimation of the number of people suffering from this “illness”. (more…)
Monday, March 28th, 2011
Nuova uscita di TERRA SELVAGGIA- Pagine Anticivilizzatrici, n°24 Marzo 2011
Per richiedere copie di “Terra Selvaggia – Pagine Anticivilizzatrici” e contatti:
posta: IL SILVESTRE – C/O F. BONAMICI C.P 88 56127 Pisa Centro (Pi), Italia
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Actforfreedomnow – Bourbouras present a 68 page publication about the most recent situations and events connected with the Revolutionary Organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and their 17 January International Solidarity Call for an International Revolutionary Front / Informal Anarchist Federation (Global).
Free PDF – Paper copies available in single copies or bundles (10x = £20 + postage) from 325.nostate.net or from the radical distros which carry 325 magazine. Benefit for CCF prisoners and accused of the same case – Nonprofit.
“In the chaos of our own existence we are a part of the imponderable element which organizes subversion, plans mutinies, that leave even ourselves dazed. The translation of texts, letters, communiqués, etc. so that comrades in other countries around the world can read about the desires and ideas and projectuality of the comrades in Greece, is one more weapon at our disposal. What began as a simple desire and a challenge, has brought us into a new field of experiences, acquaintances and responsibilities. Now that we’re here, they will not get rid of us easily.
We have become another aspect of the asymmetric threat. The war to the end, has already begun. …”
From the introduction by Actforfreedomnow – Bourbouras.
A huge storm of revolt raged through the streets of Greece in December 2008. After the 15 year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos was murdered in coldblood by a cop, riots spread throughout the whole country for several weeks. Hundreds of corporate and government targets were attacked, plundered and set on fire. Although it was anarchists and anti-authoritarians who took the lead in this storm during the first week after the murder, it spread itself fast and many people got involved in this revolt against miserable living conditions, against the authorities and against the hopelessness offered by this world to the exploited and oppressed. But the revolt didn’t cease at the end of 2008, neither did it start on the day of the murder. The attacks against the structures of State and Capital went on and spread to several smaller towns in Greece.
About 180 fire attacks and, since a couple of months, artisan [‘homemade’] bombing attacks were carried out under the name of ‘Conspiracy of Cells of Fire’. The attacks targeted banks, car dealers, shopping centres, governmental institutions, police stations, offices of political parties, houses of politicians, judges, criminologists, journalists, private security firms and companies building prisons,… and always accompanied by elegantly critical and nihilistic claims of anarchist responsibility.
The claims did not only criticize Capital, State and Authority (in all of their aspects), but also the resignation of the exploited, their herd mentality, their collaboration with the system. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF) refuse to regard oppression and exploitation as simply being imposed by batons and blackmail, but understand it as a social relation in which all have their responsibility –and make or don’t make the choice to fight against it.
In September 2009 extensive anti-terror raids attempted to strike the CCF, these raids became one more political tool to attack the wider anarchist & anti-authoritarian movement, a situation which intensified when two members of the CCF were captured during an operation in November 2010, Athens. Against the ongoing legalistic kidnapping of our comrades and for the escalation of struggle for total liberation, the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Illegal Sector called for an informal global project based on anarchist subversion, direct action and international solidarity. These papers document some of the many communiques, letters and legal & court updates concerning the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, the accused comrades of the same case, plus solidarity actions resulting from the call for a formation of an Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front.
Whilst this publication can of course only offer a partial view upon the situation and topics, it is produced in the spirit of rebellion which fuels the total war against domination. It is an unfinished document that seeks collaboration through acts of refusal. The international call which has been circulated for the subversive formation of an International Revolutionary Front / Informal Anarchist Federation (Global), which is based on the principles of international solidarity, permanent subversion and constant conflict should be discussed, debated and acted upon without delay.
CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE: IMPRISONED MEMBERS CELL + THE ACCUSED OF THE SAME CASE
14 AUGUST CHILEAN PRISONERS
ALL FIGHTERS & HOSTAGES OF THE TOTAL WAR AGAINST ALL EXPLOITATION & HIERARCHY.
FOR A GLOBAL INSURRECTIONAL NETWORK & INFORMAL COORDINATION
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Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Informal Global Federation / Anarchist Network, International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Our Lives of Burning Vision
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Monday, February 28th, 2011
Insurrectionary and revolutionary anarchist publication
Mexico city – Mexico
English edition – February 2010-2011
“Salud! This here is one more number of the insurrectionary and revolutionary anarchist publication that we call CONSPIRACION ACRATA. This project was born during the month of March of 2009 as a medium for the diffusion of the insurrectional anarchist struggle. During this time we have completed 8 editions, with this being the most recent. This edition, completely in English (except the addition of the editorial) was made with the aim of spreading the social war that is being fought in Mexico to English speaking countries, this special edition is a compilation of texts, news, critiques, communiqués from anarchist and eco-anarchist cells in Mexico as well as various texts that were edited for past editions. This publication was also formed from the importance of the diffusion of revolutionary anarchist ideas that are often strongly criticized by individuals who feel they have the role of the judge of the revolution, and instead of putting forth objective critiques, only assert prejudiced and condemnatory critiques which aim to isolate the anarchist compañer@s of action from the entire movement.”
"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
Tags: Christoforos Kortesis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Dark Nights, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Kostas Gournas, Kostas Sakkas, Nikos Maziotis, PDF, Pola Roupa, Revolutionary Struggle
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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