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Athens, Greece: Belgian anarchist comrade accused for ‘Possession of explosives’

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Belgian comrade accused for ‘Possession of explosives’

On the evening of 5th of December, in the neighborhood of Holargos, Athens, a Belgian anarchist got intercepted by two uniformed cops in a patrol car, seemingly carrying out a random ID check and search. Seeing that the comrade appeared in the police database and the cops found some items on him which they considered suspicious, he was taken to Holargos police station. After some fruitless attempts of interrogation by the local cops, cops from state security arrived and laid on more pressure, again without results. The state security cops took the comrade to their offices on the 6th floor of the main police station (Gada), in the center of Athens.

At 4 in the morning he got transferred from there to the cell complex one floor up. Some hours later a house search was carried out on the comrades house, as well as on the house where his comrade and partner is staying, and the house of her parents. In all cases the cops left empty-handed. The partner was taken to the state security offices and was released after two hours. Later that day the arrested comrade appeared in front of a prosecutor which confirmed the accusation of ‘Possession of explosives’ formulated by the state security, referring to the items found on the comrade at the time of his arrest (fire starters, a bottle of cleaning product and anti-mosquito spiral). The next day, Saturday 7th of December, the comrade appeared in front of court where it was decided to postpone the trial until upcoming Thursday 12th of December. After the hearing, the comrade was released from custody. (more…)

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How to avoid or destroy DNA traces

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

To avoid or at least minimize the risk of leaving DNA tracks it is necessary to use new gloves, mouthguard, Hairnet or even better closed headcovering (e.g. bathing cap) and washed clothes with long sleeves and trouser legs. However, usually all the other People leave traces as well, means that on more or less public places it won‘t be enough of the cops to simply sweep the mixed dirt – also frequently touched things lead sometimes to mixed traces which can‘t be evaluated. But to rely on this can be dangerous: In some cases they make extensive analyses, and if your DNA is found between many others, it‘s still there.

Often they find DNA on the fibers of clothes. Also places where people did piss can be interesting for the cops. Very famous are the thrown away cigarettes and saliva remains on stamps and envelops. Also famous, but less interesting is the hair, it‘s only valid for DNA analysis if the root of the hair remains. Not helpful to confuse the cops is the DNA of non-human beings. But a specific dog can be identified through DNA what could be a hint for the cops. (more…)

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Athens, Greece: Statement by anarchist refugee Abtin Parsa

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

IT/EN

(November 23rd, 2019)

Days after being followed and days after my home in Ano Patissia was being watched by the anti-terrorist unit, I published a political statement that also includes a report about the events on 27/10/2019 [1].

Later, 09/11/2019, the anti-terrorist cops that were near my house started acting differently. At the same time, anti-terrorist unit repression against the movement became more severe, like arresting comrades with the accusation of being involved in the revolutionary organization “Organization of Revolutionary Self-Defense”.

10/11/2019, 22:00 to 22:30, while I was going home, I saw many undercover cops around my home, more than usual in the past few weeks. I decided to not go home and publish immediately the information in Indymedia Athens about this event [2].

11/11/2019, in the evening, while my flatmate and his friend were coming out of the building, 15 to 20 anti-terrorist cops stopped them. First, anti-terrorist cops handcuffed them, put them in the car and probably 30 minutes later the anti-terrorist cops entered my home with the key that they took from my flatmate. Anti-terrorist cops started searching the house. After that, they arrested my flatmate with the accusation of having a military knife that was found in our home. (more…)

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Italy: Anarchist Giuseppe Sciacca was arrested

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

IT/EN/FR/ES

We learn that on the morning of November 26th anarchist comrade Giuseppe Sciacca was arrested by the DIGOS (“political police” of the Italian police forces) of Turin, in the province of Verona. At the same time as the arrest, the house where he resides was searched. It is not currently known whether other searches have taken place. The accusation is of “manufacture, possession and transport of explosive material”, for the sending, in 2016, of an explosive envelope to Ladisa, the company that managed the canteen in the CPR (“temporary stay center”, prison for migrants) of Turin. An episode already disputed, together with others, to those arrested last February 7th within the repressive operation “Scintilla”; in fact, a note from the Turin police headquarters defines arrest as a sort of extension of this operation.

Below is Giuseppe’s address:

Giuseppe Sciacca
Casa Circondariale Montorio
via S. Michele 15
37141 Verona
Italia – Italy

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Solidarität mit Grup Yorum – Veranstaltung am Freitag in Berlin (Germany)

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Solidarität mit Grup Yorum

Eine Infoveranstaltung mit Solikonzert
Freitag, 22. November 2019, ab 19 Uhr
Jockel, Ratiborstr. 14C, 10999 Berlin

The band Grup Yorum is facing massive repression in Turkey. Their cultural association Idil has been the target of state attacks multiple times in the last few years and several of their members have been placed on so-called terror lists, imprisoned, or are living in exile. In protest of these measures, members of the band have been on hunger strike for over 150 days.

This event will provide current information on the band’s situation, followed by a soli concert with bands, choirs and surprise guests.

Die Band Grup Yorum ist in der Türkei massivster Repression ausgesetzt. Ihr Kulturverein Idil ist in den vergangenen Jahren etliche Male zur Zielscheibe staatlicher Angriffe ausgesetzt gewesen und mehrere ihrer Mitglieder wurden auf sogenannte Terrorlisten gesetzt, befinden sich im Gefängnis und im Exil. Um sich gegen diese Maßnahmen zur Wehr zu setzen, haben sich Mitglieder der Band vor rund 150 Tagen in einen Hungerstreik begeben.

Auf unserer Veranstaltung möchten wir aktuelle Infos zur Situation der Band geben und anschließend ein Solikonzert machen, wo Bands, Chöre und Überraschungsgäste auftreten werden.

Grup Yorum, Türkiye’de yoğun baskılara maruz kalmaktadır. Grubun da içinde bulunduğu İdil Kültür Merkezi son yıllarda defalarca kez devlet saldırılarının hedefinde oldu ve grubun birçok üyesi sözde terör listelerine konuldu. Grubun bir kısmı hapiste ve bir kısmı sürgünde. Bu uygulamalara karşı direnerek Grup Yorum üyeleri yaklaşık 150 gün önce açlık grevine başladı.

Etkinliğimizde Grup Yorum’la ilgili güncel gelişmeleri aktarıp ardından da değişik müzik gruplarının, koroların ve sürpriz misafirlerin yer alacağı bir dayanışma konseri düzenleyeceğiz.

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New research focus : The surveillance industry

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

From Ears & Eyes:

When cops decide to spy on us using surveillance devices such as hidden microphones and cameras or GPS trackers, they need to get the devices from somewhere. It seems that they often buy these devices from private companies. The companies that manufacture and market those devices are part of what we call the surveillance industry.

We think that understanding how the surveillance industry works, who sells the surveillance devices to the cops and what the devices look like will help us to oppose this surveillance. So we have started a research work focused on this industry, and particularly on the companies that participate in it.

On our website you will find an overview of the surveillance industry, a list of companies that sell surveillance devices to cops worldwide, a list of the trade shows and other events where you are likely to find these companies, a glossary of the specific terms of the industry, and a list of other resources on the subject. All this is available in english and french. (more…)

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Turin, Italy: Arrests of September 20 – Amma, Uzzo and Patrick were transferred to house arrest

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

IT/EN

On November 12, 2019, Amma, Uzzo and Patrick were transferred from the “Le Vallette” prison (in Turin) to house arrest, with no other special restrictions. They had been arrested on September 20, 2019, in the context of a repressive operation aimed at carrying out some precautionary measures (in particular, in addition to their arrests, about a dozen “divieti di dimora” from Turin – a measure that requires the accused not to reside in a particular place and not to access it without the authorization of the proceeding judge) and some searches, referring to a investigation by the prosecutor’s office of Turin over charges relating to the conflictual demonstration of February 9, this year in Turin, against the eviction of Asilo Occupato and the repressive operation “Scintilla” (February 7), for which currently only Silvia is imprisoned (since a few months under house arrest with all the restrictions). On September 20, to arrest a comrade the police had surrounded the Casa Brancaleone occupation (in Milan, also the home of anarchist space L’Accerchiata), threatening to evict the squat – an attempt that not happened because the comrade was arrested.

We recall that on October 8, Amma, returning to prison following a judicial hearing concerning the arrest, was beaten and threatened by some prison police officers; a serious physical consequence of this beating was the perforation and damage of an eardrum.

We also recall what happened on February 9: a demonstration in response to the “Scintilla” operation moved through the streets of Turin, trying also to approach the Asilo (completely surrounded by police and carabinieri, and in the meantime devastated by the police and the workers in charge of closing the building), subsequently going against the police, the city and things that are daily the frame of the existence of the oppressed. During the demonstration some people were arrested and detained in “Le Vallette” prison – and then released a few days later.

Those arrested and under investigation on September 20 are accused of “aggravated injuries”, “resistance to a public official”, “damage” and “dirtying”.

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Athens, Greece: Anti-terrorist operation leads to three comrades arrested and one wanted

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

IT/EN

On November 9th, 2019, an anti-terrorist operation led to two arrests, charging them with robbery and involvement in a terrorist organization. At the same time, authorities are looking for another comrade in order to give him the same accusations, while arresting a close female comrade on lesser charges.

FREEDOM TO THE THREE COMRADES CHARGED.
STRENGTH TO THE COMRADE WANTED FOR THE SAME CASE.

Message from anarchist comrade Vangelis Stathopoulos from the GADA central anti-terrorist headquarters:

Once again I find myself in GADA accused of acts that do not concern me and in fact it is because I have not stopped fighting against the state and power. The scenarios elaborated by the counter-terrorism do not bother me. I will continue to fight steadfast either outside or inside the prisons.

Vangelis Stathopoulos – GADA dungeon

[From actforfree.nostate.net].

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Update/Report about my arrest as a student / minor following the intervention at Athens radio station 9.84 (Greece)

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

I announce and report this incident regarding the violence and in general the mistreatment I have experienced as a student, as a reminder of the usual and repetitive behavior of the Greek police against any who struggle against the State. I speak as a fighter and at the same time as a student, and I address every student who opposes the state, fights against it, is imprisoned, or loses their school and neighborhood because they are a migrant. The mistreatment I received was directly related to the fact that the cops had the ability to separate me and keep me alone because of my age.

On Tuesday 1 October, together with a body of about 25 people, we made an intervention at the Gazi Municipal Radio Station “Athens 9.84”, and in consultation with them without any dispute, we played a text about the evictions of squats, and state repression including against migrants. After playing the text on the “air”, we went out and received an attack by many cops, which resulted in 8 prosecutions.

The cop who took me did the classic violent assault by the Greek police on me, handcuffed me, and carried me away with rude and sexist comments on my face. Inside the cop car, whilst handcuffed I was sexually harassed with quite vulgar sexist comments. One of the two put his hand back on my leg trying to touch me and me while the car was running incredibly fast so the risk of me trying to resist was high. (more…)

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Makassar, Indonesia: Solidarity with Arrested Anarchist Comrades Haerul, Agus, Faruddin and Alif!

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

via anarchistsworldwide:

TEGAKLAH SEPERTI DI AWAL!

Kepada kawan yang masih setia di jalan pedang pemberontakan, terimalah cinta semesta di dada kalian. Jumlah kami adalah sejumlah semut yang ada di bumi manusia. Akan terus ada, meski berkali-kali dilibas senjata.

Haerul, Agus, Faruddin and Alif adalah para anarkis yang ditangkap karena terlibat dalam aksi pembakaran mobil plat merah (mobil negara) di makassar, Sulawesi Selatan beberapa saat lalu.

Haerul, Agus, Faruddin and Alif adalah para anarkis yang ditangkap karena terlibat dalam aksi pembakaran mobil plat merah (mobil negara) di makassar, Sulawesi Selatan beberapa saat lalu.

solidaritas sampai semuanya bebas!!!

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ASKED AS IN THE BEGINNING!

To friends who are still loyal in the way of the sword of rebellion, accept universal love in your bosom. Our number is the number of ants that exist on human earth. It will continue to exist, even though there are many weapons.

Haerul, Agus, Faruddin and Alif were anarchists who were arrested for involvement in the burning of a red plate car (a state car) in Makassar, South Sulawesi some time ago.

solidarity until everything is free!!!

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Genova, Italy: Raids on the homes of anarchist comrades

Monday, October 14th, 2019

On October 4th, 2019, at dawn, the Genoa ROS (special operations of carabinieri) turned up at the homes of two comrades in Genoa with search warrants. They went back to one of them on October 10th to seize material they had forgotten – a computer, two modems, an USB key, a paper draft of this writing.

The warrant reads: “under investigation for offences concerning articles 110, 423, 270bis, committed in Genoa on July 30th, 2019”. [Articles of the Italian penal code that correspond to: “participation in the same crime”, “fire” and “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order”].

Through local web news we learn that we are accused of setting fire to an ENI car [energy company], an action that was followed by a claim published in counter-information websites. (more…)

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Trento, Italy: “Renata” repressive operation – Beginning of the trial

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

IT/EN

Solidarity with the anarchists arrested for the “Renata” operation, accused of attacking the headquarters of State racism, the apparatus of technological control, the exploitation agencies, the armed banks, the servants in uniform of power.

If they are “innocent” they have all our solidarity.
If they are “guilty” they have even more.

Friday, October 18, 2019

9.00 am: Presence of solidarity inside and outside the court of Trento (largo Pigarelli) for the start of the trial.
6.00 pm: Solidarity gathering in Verdi street (in front of the Faculty of Sociology), in Trento.

Freedom for Agnese, Giulio, Stecco, Rupert, Sasha, Poza, Nico.
Terrorist is the State.

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Italy: Update on Operation Prometheus

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

IT/EN/FR

Italy: “Prometeo” repressive operation – Update on Natascia and a few words on the reasons given to confirm her precautionary custody in prison (September 2019)

“Trials are set up for anarchists for what anarchists are, enemies of the State”.

A little more than one week ago, a public ordinance of the Milan tribunal was published, which outlined the reasons given during the review that confirmed her precautionary custody while she is awaiting trial. This previously happened with Robert and Beppe, who were also arrested on 21 May as part of a repressive operation called “Prometeo”.

A slew of reasons were subdivided into many paragraphs that were titled, “degree of harmfulness of rudimentary ordnances sent”, “the need for precautionary measures”, “evidence of serious indications of guilt” and the “juridical qualification of the offence in the perspective of some constituent elements, including under the profile of the psychological element”. (more…)

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Italy: “Scintilla” repressive operation – Silvia has been transferred to house arrest

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

EN/IT

We learn that on Wednesday September 25th, 2019, following the acceptance of the request for house arrest, Silvia was transferred from the “Le Vallette” prison in Turin to house arrest, with all restrictions. The comrade is the last anarchist to be imprisoned for the “Scintilla” operation of February 7th this year, which involved the arrest of five other people, the eviction of Asilo Occupato in Turin (anarchist squatted building existing since 1995) and some house searches.

The main accusation, according to the documents of the Turin prosecutor’s office, was that of having constituted or participated in a “subversive association” (article 270 of the Italian penal code) and of having carried out some direct actions concerning the fight against the CIE and the CPRs, prisons for migrant people. (more…)

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Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy): Closed investigation for article 270bis

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

EN/IT

Yesterday afternoon [September 18, 2019] came the first notification of the closure of investigations of a file against 45 people, convicted of committing crimes during the season against military bases between 2014 and 2017.

For some of them the accusations made by the Cagliari prosecutor’s office are of a “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism”, but for the most consistent part of the suspects they are mainly crimes related to street demonstrations. (more…)

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