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London counter-olympics demo: back to the old A to B (GB)

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Leftist protest groups, social activists and London anarchists remarked today that numbers were low on their demo which took place on Saturday 28 July.

The march, which couldn’t deviate from a proscribed route upon threat of violent arrest, restrictive bail conditions, detention or ‘anti-social behaviourial order’, was widely publicised, but did not attract many people willing to submit to the regime’s police and the corporate para-state. Some other leftists and social activists were glad that the march got worldwide media coverage, of hundreds of people attending a state-approved protest route and rally, which sent out a ‘strong message’ to the world.

From an alarmist via IMC UK:

London counter-olympics demo: back to the old A to B

A few hundred people marched from one park in the east end to another park in the east end.

Comrades! A great victory! Today a few hundred counter-olympics protestors (500 according to the BBC, or maybe up to 1000 in fact), including members of no less than 43 organisations, marched from Mile End Park in East London, to Wennington Green, another park in East London not very far away. The demo headed along the Mile End road tantalisingly in the direction of the olympic park at Stratford, before doubling back in a state-approved circular route to keep everyone safely out of harm’s way.

Everything went according to plan. No one disrupted nothing. Arriving at Wennington Green, we listened to a range of inspiring speeches, beginning with a rallying cry from someone who was introduced as the writer of a “great article in last week’s Socialist Worker”. Well done comrades for not jumping the gun and taking any precipitous action! We’re still doing a great job of lulling the state into a false sense of security as, behind the scenes, our ninja army of highly trained cadres all get into position for the final reckoning.

Read the full story here on IMC UK

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London Olympigs 2012 – Enjoy the Games! (GB)

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

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Olympic repression begins – Mass arrest for Critical Mass last night (UK)

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

According to London Indymedia there was a mass arrest against the monthly Critical Mass bike demo last night, with many people detained (over 180) and bikes seized. Some of the people have been released, whilst today, 12 noon Sat 28 July, there takes place a demo backed by various leftist protest groups, social activists and London anarchists ALARM.

Full story about the mass arrest here:

http://london.indymedia.org/articles/12592

Follow-up story on IMC UK here:

http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2012/08/498692.html

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International Call for Solidarity Actions for those facing the repression of the grand jury in the Northwest (USA)

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Updated: Breaking news: FBI Grand Jury raids in the Pacific North West

On Wednesday July 25th, the FBI conducted a series of coordinated raids in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. They subpoenaed several people to a special federal grand jury, and seized computers, black clothing and anarchist literature. This comes after similar raids in Seattle in July and earlier raids of squats in Portland.

Info here:

New: NYC: Solidarity Action for Northwest Anarchist Fighters

New: Our Passion for Freedom is Stronger than the State’s Prisons

New: Oakland Attack on OPD Vehicles in Solidarity with Grand Jury Resisters

New: Southern Illinois Courthouse Attacked In Solidarity

New: SAN FRANCISCO: Attack on SFPD Vehicles in Solidarity with Grand Jury Resisters

New: SEA – Municipal Court Attacked in Solidarity with Grand Jury Witnesses

Interview and Documents from FBI Raid Show Feds are Targeting Anarchists

Solidarity Statement from the Bay Area

Solidarity Statement against the raids and grand jury

International Call for Solidarity Actions for those facing the repression of the grand jury in the Northwest!

Regional Call-Out for Solidarity Demo Aug. 2 at the Federal Courthouse! Solidarity with Subpoenaed Comrades! Resist Grand Juries!

Police Van Vandalized in Solidarity with Victims of Northwest FBI Oppression

Green Is the New Red

URGENT: FBI raids and grand jury subpoenas against anarchists in Northwest United States

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The Bosses Grand Idea – Against the Olympic Spectacle of Money and Power (UK)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

325 receives and transmits:

THE BOSSES GRAND IDEA – AGAINST THE OLYMPIC SPECTACLE OF MONEY AND POWER

“When the emperors must get their subjects to swallow something disastrous, they organise majestic games.”leaflet against the 2006 Winter Olympics

Ever since they were founded in 1896, the modern Olympic Games have been more about money, power, and politics than they are about athletics and sport or celebrating some mythical ‘common humanity’. The financiers of this palaver and the economic system that underpins it have no ‘common humanity’ to share with us the excluded, despite the jingoistic London 2012 advertising forced down our throats for months and months now. (more…)

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Letter from Felicity Ann Ryder; about her non-arrest and more (Mexico)

Monday, July 16th, 2012

From Liberacion Total:

Comrades, friends,

I would have liked to have written earlier, but for various circumstances I haven´t had the chance to yet. I want to send a warm greeting and say thanks to everyone who has worried about me and my situation, to those who have shown solidarity with Mario and I. In these difficult moments it means a lot to have people standing in solidarity from near or from far, even without ever having met me. I sent a revolutionary hug to all of you.

I want to clarify that despite all of the lies of the Mexico City police forces and the mass media, I was never arrested and they never had me detained in any of their prisons. (more…)

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Thessaloniki: Letter from the 13 arrested comrades (Greece)

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Monday 2nd of July, 6 a.m

The pogrom operation of the Thessaloniki Police Headquarters begins… Executed by numerous cops of almost all kinds, under the leadership of the ‘State Security Police Department’. The new super-production of the Greek police contains invasions into houses and places where comrades work, as well as a spectacular invasion in Orfanotrofeio Squat and the arrest of people that were arriving in solidarity, from the streets nearby.

With the abstract pretext of investigation, all the arrested we are transferred into the police headquarters where we realize the existence of a ‘list’ of names, based on which some of us are being held and where numerous others names of comrades are being written. (more…)

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New York: Solidarity Demo for Jeremy Hammond at His Next Court Date (USA)

Thursday, June 28th, 2012



From anews:

On the 23rd July 2012, the Jeremy Hammond Support Network will sponsor a rally in NYC to show support for the accused hacktivist. Friends, family, and supporters of Jeremy Hammond will gather at Foley Square for a brief march to the Metropolitan Correctional Center where we will pack the courtroom in solidarity with Jeremy. (more…)

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Greece: Solidarity calls for the R.O. CCF and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos – Brief update on Olga Ekonomidou (Greece)

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012



The poster reads:

On June 27th, 2012, the members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos will stand trial charged with ‘incitement to criminal acts’, according to the provisions of Article 184 of the Greek Penal Code. The indictment refers to three different texts—of which one does not even belong to those implicated in this prosecution–that repeat the phrase ‘NOT 1 MILLIMETRE BACK; 9MMs IN COPS’ HEADS.’

Beyond the ferocity with which the prosecutorial authorities tackle whatever has to do with this organization, and despite the minor penal significance of the specific criminal prosecution compared to the orgy of repression in the CCF case… this particular trial is of enormous political importance as it paves the way wide open for the criminalization of expression and the oppression of freedom of speech. And it is the road to hell paved with the worst intentions. (more…)

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Call for an international mobilization in solidarity with the convicted rioters of Genoa 2001 (Italy)

Monday, June 25th, 2012

English translation of poster:

Vandalism and looting is what we live everyday. The revolt explodes.

The window panes of the rulers of the world are bursting. The only regret: That we did not do it enough.

On 13th July the last grade of judgement against 10 comrades, convicted for having participated in the clashes occurred in Genoa in 2001 on the occasion of the G8 summit, will be held. The comrades were given heavy sentences, ranging from 10 to 15 years, by the Court of Genoa and now their imprisonment may become executive. Ten people are being used as scapegoats: through them, the State wants to attack the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in those days, and particularly those who contributed to unleashing the revolt against the arrogance of the Powerful. We won’t accept the reprisal of the State; condemning these comrades means to attack the whole movement. (more…)

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Solidarity to the comrades struck by the operation “Ardire” (USA)

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

From Anarchist Library:

ENGLISH / CASTELLANO

Here at the library we don’t usually publish such statements and communiques, mainly because there are plenty of other places where solidarity can be expressed. Anyway, this time we want to express our unconditional solidarity to the comrades struck by the repression in Italy and elsewhere, following the shooting of Adinolfi.

We are disgusted by the behaviour of the various organizations which chose to distance themselves from the “violent ones”, starting a media campaign to “wash” their precious acronym and their precious ideology.

Needless to say, we are disgusted by the state, which opened the hunt to the (“evil”) anarchist.

Anarchist Library

“Solidaridad con lxs compañerxs golpeadxs por la Operacion “Osadía”

Aqui en la biblioteca usualmente no publicamos declaraciones o comunicados, principalmente porque hay muchos otros lugares donde la solidaridad puede ser expresada. De cualquier forma, esta vez queremos expresar nuestra incondicional solidaridad con los compañerxs golpeadxs por la represion en Italia y en cualquier lugar, posterior al ataque a Adinolfi.

Estamos asqueadxs por la conducta de varias organizaciones las cuales escogieron alejarse de “lxs violentxs”, iniciando una campaña mediatica para “limpiar” sus queridas siglas y su querida ideología.

Está de más decir que estamos asqueadxs del estado, el cual abrio la cazeria de lxs (“malvadxs”) anarquistas.”

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Concerning Operation Ardire and collaborators-snitches who call themselves "anarchists" (Italy)

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

From Rojoscuro via Actforfree/Bpd:

Facing yet another repressive operation of the Italian state

“Operation Ardire” is the name of the recent repressive assault on our anarchist comrades. A number of rebels were arrested, others are under investigstion. Moreover arrest warrants were issued against dear comrades who are locked up in the dungeons of other countries, like Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (Germany), Marco Camenisch (Switzerland) and a number of members of the CCF, who are imprisoned in Greece. (more…)

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Administering Fear – About the Bomb of Brindisi (Italy)

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Text of a leaflet distributed in Lecce after a heinous event that took place in Brindisi (southern Italy) on 19th May 2012: an explosive device blew up at the entrance of a high school as students were entering the building. A sixteen years old girl, Melissa Bassi, was killed and five others girls were seriously injured (translator’s note).

Among everything said and not said concerning the act of terrorism committed in Brindisi, there was the suggestion of an anarchist link. Being neither cops nor investigators, we are not hunting for the perpetrators, but we do want to firmly state that such an ethically contemptible act certainly has some other paternity. If the use of violence might be necessary for anarchists, it must always bear in mind the coherence that exists between means and ends. Slaying a symbol of power is very different from carrying out massacres of unarmed students. (more…)

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Massive international repressive operation ‘Ardire’ launched against anarchists; A statement from Tomo + Prisoner addresses (Italy)

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

UPDATED WITH PRISONER ADDRESSES – FIRE TO THE STATE

From contra-info:

At 4 o’clock in the morning of June 13th, 2012, the carabiniers of the Special Operations Group (Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale, ROS) raided about forty homes, implementing the so-called ‘operation boldness’ (operazione ardire), a crackdown against people from the anarchist movement ordered by Manuela Comodi, public prosecutor of Perugia. According to the regime’s media, a total of 10 arrest warrants were issued—eight within Italy, one sent to Germany and one sent to Switzerland—while 24 suspects have been put under judicial investigation. The Italian bourgeois Press did not hesitate to connect the arrested with ‘the anarcho-insurrectionist FAI/FRI’. (more…)

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Call for an international mobilization in solidarity with the convicted rioters of Genoa 2001 (Italy)

Monday, June 11th, 2012

From informa-azione.info:

On 13th July the last grade of judgment against 10 comrades, convicted for having participated in the clashes occurred in Genoa in 2001 on the occasion of the G8 summit, will be held.

The comrades were given heavy sentences, ranging from 10 to 15 years, by the Court of Genoa and now their imprisonment may become executive.

Ten people are being used as scapegoat: through them, the State wants to attack the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in those days, and particularly those who contributed to unleash the revolt against the arrogance of the Powerful. We won’t accept the reprisal of the State; condemning these comrades means to attack the whole movement. (more…)

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