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EN/ES/IT – Trial begins for Operation Scripta Manent (Italy)

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.

CNA

via tracesoffire, autistici.

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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…)

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Dmitry Buchenkov, anarchist and last Bolotnaya square defendant, goes into exile (Russia)

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Last Bolotnaya Square Defendant Flees Russia

RBC
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…)

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Cagliari, Sardinia: Anarchist Paolo arrested for robbery (Italy)

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.

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“When anarchy disturbs” Library Kaos statement about the prosecution against anarchists – Porto Alegre (Bra$il)

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

via A_N_A

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…)

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Urgent! Social disturbance in Santiago leads to serious injuries to comrade Byron (Chile)

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:
https://noticiasdelaguerrasocial.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/frustrado-ataque-incendiario-contra-micro-del-transantiago-termina-con-companero-herido-de-gravedad/

More info from the company and in update:
https://publicacionrefractario.wordpress.com/2017/10/28/urgente-companero-herido-y-en-riesgo-vital-tras-ataque-incendiario-frustrado-contra-bus-del-transantiago/

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Athens: Solidarity with the arrested comrade Kostantino G. (Greece)

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Grecia – Arrestado un anarquista acusado de pertenecer a la CCF y de haber participado en el ataque contra el ex-primer ministro Papademos [es]

According to info via Athens IMC, comrade Kostantino G. 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 G. 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 G.
Day / Time: 29/10/2017 at 7 pm
Location: EXARCHIA / GINI

OPEN ASSOCIATION OF SOLIDARITY IN KOSTANTINO C. FIRST CASUAL INFORMATION. ALL THERE. NO COMRADE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE.

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(Brasil) Texto de compas sobre la reciente razzia anti-anarquista

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Text from Anarchist Comrades About the Recent Anti-Anarchist Raids in Porto Alegre‘ (EN)

[Traducido por Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras, recibido por correo electrónico]

¡Hola compas!

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:

https://irakunditxs.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/brasil-policia-invade-residencias-y-espacios-de-anarquistas-en-vispera-de-feria-del-libro-anarquista-de-porto-alegre-rs/

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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…)

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Against Operation Erebo (Brazil)

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

AGAINST OPERATION “ÉREBO”

Police started the so called “OPERATION ÉREBO” aiming to prosecute anarchists in Porto Alegre city, south region of the territory under domain of bra$silian state. This operation is an attempt to arrest anarchists that supposedly took part in informal activities since 2013.

About this case, we don’t have nothing to say but the necessary:

WE DON’T SPEAK THE ENEMIES LANGUAGE

It doesn’t matter if they are “guilty” or “innocent”, much less if they were “right” or “wrong”. Morality is the language of trials. We fight against laws, because its oppressive nature exists only for maintaining “order and progress”, both responsible for human misery. We stand against prisons and therefore we do not cooperate to fill this human warehouse. So we strongly support the 10 anarchists prosecuted by the state’s genocidal machine.

WE DO NOT BELIEVE THE MEDIATIC SPECTACLE

As always, the media takes advantage from this recent episode to form its spectacle. The news tries to paint anarchists as part of one single group as a way to give deputy Paulo César Jardim and his dogs from the Civil Police some credits. The moment of the rotten nation we live in is very fragile and therefore it is clear for us that media has only political interests which we despise.

THERE’S NO WAY TO ARREST AN IDEA

Neither one nor a thousand police operations will be capable to, as they say, “demobilize” our fight for freedom. Anarchy rises from the gaps of authority and technological domain, and that is why the powerful won’t stop us. Our passion for freedom is stronger than every cell.


FOR TOTAL FREEDOM!!!
WE ARE EVERYWHERE!!!

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Police Raid Anarchist Residences & Spaces on the Eve of the Anarchist Book Fair in Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

This morning (October 25th) the civil police in Rio Grande de Sul executed several search warrants on residences and collective spaces in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre (RS) to collect materials for investigation. Police allege that the addresses are linked to a group that would have carried out attacks on vehicles, political party headquarters, police stations, banks and car dealerships. The action was violent and the police assaulted the people who live in these spaces and took some of them to the police station.

There were a total of 10 search and seizure orders, where anarchist material (posters, books, banners, etc), fantasy masks, spray cans and other common objects, including plastic bottles filled with plastic bags were seized and reported as being molotov cocktails. Not even police officers are so ignorant as to think that once can make molotov cocktails with plastic bottles and without a flammable liquid. In fact these bottles were going to be used as ecological bricks for bio-construction. (more…)

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Petr Ryabov is deported and banned from visiting Belarus for 10 years (Belarus, Russia)

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

16 October 2017, at about 21:00 Petr Ryabov was released from Baranavichi IVS (Temporary detention facility) in Belarus and put under escort on a train to Smolensk, Russia. Department for citizenship and migration of the local militia decided to deport Ryabov and a ban an entry to Belarus for 10 years.

It is also reported that at the station Baranavichi police arrested local human rights activist Alexander Voyteshik, who accompanied Ryabov. A reason could be that Voyteshik videotaped cops, who escorted Ryabov.

We want to remind that Russian philosopher, professor, historian and anarchist Pyotr Ryabov was detained in Baranavichy on October 11 after the lecture “Informal movement of Belarus 1991-2010” and sentenced to 6 days in prison for “dissemination of extremist materials”. At 9th October riot police attacked Ryabov lecture in Grodno and didn’t allow to hold it.

Pramen

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Raids and eviction as a tool of political repression in Belarus

Monday, October 9th, 2017

We were covering the situation in Belarus in March this year during the big protests that were happening here against the policy of the state that was forcing people to pay a fine for being unemployed for longer than six months in a year. For now the protests are over, however pressure from the government on those who were participating in the events of last spring didn’t stop.

We met activists from the Belarusian anarchist and ecological movement that had to move twice in the last 6 months due to constant pressure from the police on the owners of the house. The scenario repeats itself every time. In spring, police were raiding flats and houses of the activists that were already in prison and confiscating things that nobody had a track of. Later most of the belongings were returned, but some activists had to move out of the rented flats and houses – owners of property didn’t want to have trouble with the police and KGB. (more…)

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Operation Panic – News from Florence (Italy)

Monday, October 9th, 2017

On the 1st of January 2017, following the explosion of a home-made bomb in front of the fascist bookshop in which a policeman from the bomb disposal unit lost a hand and an eye, several homes of comrades were searched. The police were hoping to find firearms and/or explosives. The searches didn’t lead to nothing except for the seizure of pamphlets, computers, clothing and other everyday objects. An investigation against persons unknown was launched with the intention to charge them with the offences “manufacturing, possession, and transportation of an explosive or incendiary device to a public place” and “attempted murder”.

The police began a separate operation called “Operazione Panico” (Operation Panic) on January 31st. At 12:30am the police knocked at the door of several comrade’s houses to notify them of the enforcement of ten provisional measures. These consisted of 3 people confined to house arrest, 4 people given orders to prevent them from leaving the city and also forcing them to return by evening to their houses and to sign on a daily at the police station. And finally 3 people were given bail conditions of signing on at the police station everyday.
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For Anarchist Comrade Santiago Maldonado, Let’s Make the Police and the State Disappear! (Chile, Argentina)

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Por El Companero Anarquista Santiago Maldonado [es]

This September 1st marked one month since the disappearance of the anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado at the hands of the police of the National Gendarmerie of Argentina. This took place within the context of the repression against a demonstration that included road blocks made by the Mapuche community Pu Lof in Resistance at Cashamen, in the Argentine province of Chubut.

While the anarchic agitation spread beyond borders, comrades in Argentina took to the streets to spread acts of revolt via propaganda and direct action. With arson attacks against the police, barricades and Molotov cocktails against government buildings, our comrades unleashed their rage at a situation that is as sad as it is real: the bastards have arrested and disappeared an anarchist comrade.

Because Santiago is an anarchist, and not just a young musician and artist, something the press and leftists conveniently leave out, in denouncing the state repression we make it clear that denial and silencing of the comrade’s political identity is another form of disappearance, erasing from the narrative the true motivations of his solidarity presence in the Mapuche community where he was at the time of his arrest. [1]

We have no advice for our comrades in Argentina, we believe in them and their conviction and autonomy to continue transforming their pain into rage, spreading chaos against the world of authority, and deepening and expanding affinities in concrete experiences of confrontation and agitation. (more…)

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