‘Social Control’ Archives
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
2016, September. Operation “Scripta Manent”, carried forth by the Turinese prosecutor Sparagna, leads to the arrest of 8 comrades, the main accusation being the creation of a subversive organization with terrorist aims. Along with this, the imputation includes several other attacks, all signed FAI (informal anarchist federation) and FAI/FRI (informal anarchist federation/international revolutionary front). At the present time, six comrades are still in jail and another one is kept prisoner in her own house. In the meantime, inside the Turin bunker courtroom the trial continues at a steady pace. Scores of policemen from several different towns climb the stage of the courthouse, supposedly in order to reconstruct the history of the contemporary anarchist movement. (more…)
In permanent struggle against the State and its control: Down with the law on internal security! (Mexico)
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Technology always aims at control
Against the State itself
The approval of the Law on internal security (LSI) in Mexico is a symptom of the need for global capitalism to renew its power sources and to expand its economic progress, to the advantage of class society and its anthropocentric vision of the world. In regard to the repression of expressions that oppose or don’t support global domination, which goes along with expropriation and seizing of lands, winds and waters and the exploitation of ‘energy resources’ and human and animal bodies, the State is working on changes in important laws in order to attain its goals. Even if LSI is a dormant expression on a juridical level of industrial technological progress through totalitarianism and militarization of the country and of its established activity against forms of resistance, as the army is actually deployed in social or other missions in almost all instances of political and economic tension in Mexico, historical examples where this practice emerges abound:
— 1968, the historical massacre of Tlatelolco, where thousands of students were killed
— Hunt for guerrilla fighters and communists in the 1960s, when practices of torture were consolidated
— Militarization and armed conflict in Chiapas in the 1990s against the indigenous and Zapatist insurrection
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
This document is a release of basic information about the former police infiltrator, Mark Kennedy. It describes his whereabouts, and his work and hobbies. It also includes a note on the former police infiltrator ‘Lynn Watson’. We hope it will bring them, and those like them, a sense of fear and insecurity. May it also provide those willing to act on such information with a good starting point….
Mark Kennedy infiltrated anarchist and activist groups and campaigns between 2003 and 2010 under the name of ‘Mark Stone’. As far as we know, he was involved with groups and individuals in the UK, Iceland, Germany, France, Denmark, the US and Spain where he gathered information for different police forces, sometimes unofficially, sometimes as part of formal international operations. He continued in similar roles for the private sector after leaving the police, and set up at least two of his own companies. (more…)
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
During the last six months in Russia there have been mass repressions against anarchists – in Penza and Petersburg, Moscow and Chelyabinsk, and in the Crimea. At the same time, in prisons there are still anahists, repressed earlier, a few years ago. Often, information about repressions against certain anarchists is lost against the background of more high-profile cases, and actions against repression are reduced to actions for the release of specific anarchists accused of individual cases. We believe that this is wrong – you can resist repression only together. It is necessary to fight against the repressive policy of the state towards anarchists in general. Therefore, we have collected here information about all Russian anarchists being repressed today. (more…)
Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Several people were charged with illegal usage of forest resources and distribution of extremist materials after political police with support of task forces attacked an informal anarchist encounter. Around 20 participants were at the camping site at that point.
On Saturday 30 June special task force of police attacked the camp shooting into the air. After a few minutes all the activists were forced on the ground by a crowd of people armed with machine guns and shotguns. They were accompanied by chiefs in plain clothes but wearing masks. When anarchists started asking about the reasons for this circus one of the cops said that they had a report that somebody was illegally cutting trees in the area and shooting in the forest. Other cops were answering, “you are not stupid, you understand yourself why you are here”.
Tents were searched for illegal materials. Merchandise from several groups was confiscated under the pretext of distribution of extremist materials. All activists were put on their knees and filmed by the cops. (more…)
Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Translated by Tormentas de Fogo.
“Operation Érebo” the earth moves.
Agitations and anarchic reflections the wind blows.”
At dawn on October 25, 2017 the weather darkened for the anarchists of Porto Alegre. The Civil Police with the so called “Operation Érebo [Erebus]” launched raids and assaults televised by the local media and transmitted by the speakers of the system in maximum volume.
From this police reaction, from the show and media scrape, and from the agitation in the anarchist orbit a thousand and one needs, urgencies, ideas, impulses and feelings have crossed us. From this reflection was born this will to communicate. We point our determination against the enemy and we strengthen our pace with those who live anarchy in its positions and practices.
Our natural tendency to chaos. (more…)
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
The trial will begin on November 16th in high security court in Turin prison.
The anarchist comrades Alfredo Cospito, Anna Beniamino, Danilo Cremonese, Nicola Gai will not be allowed to attend the trial in the courtroom, they will be subjected to a video-conference inside the High Surveillance 2 prison sections, where they are held.
The anarchist comrades Marco Bisesti, Valentina Speziale, Alessandro Mercogliano will be allowed to attend the trial in the courtroom, but they refuse to take part in the trial in solidarity with comrades subjected to video-conference.
via tracesoffire, autistici.
Tags: Alessandro Mercogliano, Alfredo Cospito, Anna Beniamino, Danilo Emiliano Cremonese, Italy, Marco Bisesti, Nicola Gai, Operation Scripta Manent, Trial, Turin, Valentina Speziale
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‘All power to the imagination?’ – Text by persecuted anarchist comrade of Anti-Fenix, Lukas Borl (Czech Republic)
Monday, November 13th, 2017
When extensive strikes and workers’ and students’ riots took place in France at 1968, one of the slogans back then was “All power to the imagination”. Czech police and courts now have their own interpetation. They assert their authority through fostering their own imagination.
When police wanted the arrest warrant on me, their claimed reasons for that were speculative statements and bunch of random bullshit. Obviously, it was enough for getting the warrant. It is even scary, how powerful their imagination can be.
It was written in certain documents: „Lukáš B. doesn’t have any permanent residence in Czech republic. Based on current investigation it was found out, that in time of October 2015 till December 2015 he was moving on the territory of Slovakian republic in Žilina town surroundings. Then, at April/May he was moving in Slovenia in Ljubljana city surroundings. (more…)
Monday, November 13th, 2017
Last Bolotnaya Square Defendant Flees Russia
November 9, 2017
In an interview with Current Time TV, Bolotnaya Square defendant Dmitry Buchenkov said he has left Russia for a European Union country.
He said he has applied for political asylum in this country. Buchenkov failed to say exactly where he had gone.
“I’m calm about the fact I won’t be returning to the motherland soon. I won’t say leaving was easy. Psychologically, of course, I didn’t want to leave,” he noted. “The regime and the entire justice system forced me to take this step.”
He added he was currently not in touch with relatives.
When asked how he managed to cross the Russian border, the Bolotnaya Square defendant said he was “neither the first nor the last person to do it in such circumstances.” (more…)
Monday, November 13th, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, our comrade Paolo has been arrested along with two partners, immediately after the post office robbery in a suburb of Cagliari. Once they left the post office, they tried to get away, but the infamy of a bystander has provided very precise information to cops, who therefore were able to organize an encirclement and to intercept them as they were driving away.
They have offered no resistance. Clothes and weapons used in the robbery
have been found in the car.
All our closeness and solidarity to them. We do not know why they have
made this choice, and we do not care about why. We know whoever organize to
deprive State and bosses of what they need, do the right thing, always.
But, we are disgusted by those people who for a “sense of civic duty”
(expression used by the chief police of Cagliari) snitch on those who
organize and act to have what they need, taking from what by nature is
the worst exploiter in the world, the State.
On the side of those who do not bow their heads.
“When anarchy disturbs” Library Kaos statement about the prosecution against anarchists – Porto Alegre (Bra$il)
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
translated by tormentasdefogo
There are many things to say, but we will start with the most urgent. In the 25 of October began an anti-anarchist persecution against FAG [Gaucho Anarchist Federation] Parhesia institute, Pandorga squat and some individuals who had their spaces and houses raided by cops. If not all, probably a good part of the anarchist diversity was reached and several of them spoke firmly from their agreement against repression. And this is a fresh air that strengthens every one who feels sedition. (more…)
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
[Noticias de la Guerra Social]
During the night of October 26, 2017, at about 9:30 p.m. a group decides to go out into the street and face the imposed normality near the faculty Juan Gomez Milla of the University of Chile.
It is right in the street intersecting Captain Ignacio Carrera Pinto with Passage
Challacollo where they decide to intercept a micro-bus of the route 325, managing to stop it and bring down the 12 passengers who were traveling. At the same time benzene is sprayed into the machinery and they struggle with the driver to make him descend.
The bastard driver Luis Maulén Miranda, decides to defend his miserable exploitation and with the fear that they would ignite the property of the Vule S.A company starts at full speed ramming the hooded companions that were in the sector. It is in his delusions of heroism that he manages to run over comrade Byron Robledo Villalobos, fracturing both legs and leaving him at vital risk…
More info from the company and in update:
Sunday, October 29th, 2017
According to info via Athens IMC, comrade Kostantino Y. has been arrested and is suspected by the security forces of being involved in the letter-bomb attack against technocrat ex-prime minister and IMF employee Loukas Papadimos which took place in May 2017. The attack led to deep wounds to Papadimos and injuries to two other people accompanying him inside the vehicle he was in. Papadimos was hospitalised for a month.
The hostage comrade was inflicted an injury to his leg early Saturday morning during his violent kidnapping by the counter-terror unit. Apparently Kostantino is going to be charged with many felonies. Today he will be taken to the investigating judge where there will be a concentration in solidarity at the court.
This repressive action by state forces won’t go unanswered and comrades in the struggle internationally should be aware of this latest move.
Corporate media reported from the police that Kostantino had been under surveillance for two weeks before being caught carrying eight forged ID cards, two guns, ammunition, an explosive device rigged with a timer and gunpowder in three hold-alls, a plastic garbage bag and a fanny pack. The police spread in the media also that the comrade was clearing out a safe house rented in a false identity. The police suspect him of links to Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and implicated him in several unsolved letter-bomb actions including the attack against German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. It doesn’t matter if Kostantino Y. is guilty or innocent of the charges, no comrade is left alone!
Solidarity to Kostantino G: 29/10 19:00 Polytechnic Athens
OPEN ASSOCIATION OF SOLIDARITY TO KOSTANTINO Y.
Day / Time: 29/10/2017 at 7 pm
Location: EXARCHIA / GINI
OPEN ASSOCIATION OF SOLIDARITY IN KOSTANTINO Y. FIRST CASUAL INFORMATION. ALL THERE. NO COMRADE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE.
Friday, October 27th, 2017
[Traducido por Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras, recibido por correo electrónico]
Escribimos para dar noticias de las tormentas que asolan nuestras casas…
Esta mañana a partir de las 6hs una operación policial (Operación Erebo) fue desencadenada contra espacios, ocupaciones y viviendas de individualidades anarquistas. Dicen ellos y sus porta voces (medios de comunicación) que es sólo el comienzo con 30 investigadx y que siguirán las búsquedas…
Confabularon de acuerdo con su manera de ver mundo una organización criminal “cuadrilla del mal” articulada para atacar el poder y sus estructuras.
Los ataques ocurridos (incendios) son verídicos (…) Somos lo que somos y en eso no vamos a retroceder: Somos anarquistas, amamos a libertad y sí, despreciamos a todos los valores e instituciones que componen esta máquina de guerra que se llama capitalismo, civilización.
Que se extienda la noticia y se manifieste la solidaridad.
¡Viva la anarquía!
MÁS INFO ACÁ:
On the raids against anarchist spaces in Brazil and on the internationalization of the anarchic offensive against repression in the Southern Cone (Chile)
Friday, October 27th, 2017
Chile / Brazil: Solidarity Is Action
As has been reported in some media and blogs, at dawn on October 25th in Brazil the civil police of Rio Grande do Sul invaded anarchist spaces and homes in the context of an investigation into attacks on banks, police stations, car dealerships and headquarters of political parties carried out by anarchists over the last four years in Porto Alegre.
All of this occurred on the eve of the 8th Annual Anarchist Book Fair in Porto Alegre, that was scheduled to begin on the 27th of October but has now been cancelled until further notice in light of the events that have taken place.
The police have named this new repressive coup against anarchists ‘Operation Erebo’. In Greek mythology, Erebus (blackness) was a primordial god of darkness and shadow. (more…)