‘Social Control’ Archives
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
From Simone and Nora
On February 15 2011, we read in some online Chilean newspaper: ‘The public prosecutor of the Caso Bombas is considering to arrest two Europeans in order to extradite them as they are considered the financiers of the Chilean anarchists involved in this case. During the hearing to discuss the detention conditions of Omar Hermosilla Marin and Vinicio Aguiera Mery (two of the 14 defendants in the case), held on Monday February 14, public prosecutor Rojas has declared that an Italian and a French are the alleged financiers of the anarchist Chilean group accused of committing at least 23 explosive attacks out of the 108 that were carried out in Santiago of Chile since 2005. According to the judiciary, the Italian deposited 900 euros in the bank account of Omar Hermosilla Marin, accused of illicit association with aim of terrorism. Moreover, according to Interpol investigators, the two Europeans travelled to Argentina on a number of occasions in order to support anti-State groups’. (more…)
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
EVICTION WAVE HITS AMSTERDAM: SQUATTERS CHOOSE ATTACK INSTEAD OF DEFENSE.
This Tuesday the 22nd of March, the city of Amsterdam witnessed a huge eviction-wave.
It was the first big series of evictions after the new anti-squat law in Holland. The formerly quite tolerant attitude in Holland towards squatting has been replaced by a zero-tolerance approach to anyone taking housing rights into their own hands. (more…)
Friday, March 18th, 2011
From Klinamen via This Is Our Job
On the morning of Monday, March 14 2011, an operation coordinated between the Special Violent Crime Response Division (DAEEB) and the Special Antiterrorist Unit (EKAM) raided and searched two homes—one in Nea Ionia on the outskirts of Volos, and one in the northern Athens neighborhood of Cholargos. (more…)
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
An anarchist call for solidarity
The news that is flooding from Libya is very shocking. Qaddafi’s regime is perpetrating a horrible massacre against the masses in revolt, the mercenaries (the equivalent to the Mubarak regime’s ‘Baltajia’) recruited by Qaddafi’s regime, besides the regular army and security forces, are opening fire at unarmed Libyan people or, in some cases, armed with only very light firearms. The regime’s repressive forces are not only using firearms, but also artillery, tanks, jet fighters and gunship helicopters. In a military sense, this cannot be a war. In fact, it is just a horrible massacre conducted by the Qaddafi regime under the supervision of the imperialist powers in Europe and US but, as ever, those powers are concerned only about oil and money, only about profit, not human rights or even human lives. (more…)
Monday, March 14th, 2011
Today, 14 of March in the morning, the anti-terrorist police arrested 7 people (5 men and 2 women) during an operation conducted in Athens and Volos. According to the police sources the raids are connected with the Revolutionary Organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. At this same moment the operation follows; some houses continue to be searched, supposedly in one house there was found two Kalashnikov, several pistols, uniforms of police, wigs, etc. When it is possible we will try to inform more.
Regarding the arrest of the anarchist Lida Sofianou at the general strike demonstration of Feb 23 in Athens (Greece)
Friday, February 25th, 2011
Footage of Motorbike cops being attacked (Mainstream media) + February 23rd: General strike chronology, photos and video.
Update: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Lida Sofianou and another protester who faced felony charges under the enactment of hoodlum-law [koukoulonomos], were released under bail conditions (sign on at a police station once a month). A third protester facing misdemeanors was released without bail. Until 1:07pm (GMT+2) the protester accused of carrying a bow and ax, was waiting to appear before the prosecutor (photos of the frame-up of the police, here). He is injured by the police beatings in the chest, by thoracic rupture. He got notice to appear before the prosecutor on Monday, 28/2, but he is still detained because he refused to give fingerprints. Solidarity is our weapon
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Athens on the day of the general strike on February 23 and headed to Parliament, flouting police repression and control. In a society crushed daily in the cog-wheels of increasingly intensified repression enforced by the state and the bosses, and under the pretext of the memorandum of co-operation with the IMF, the EU and the ECB, the determination of the thousands to march to Parliament signals a refusal to bow or to fall for the fright that authority wants to give. The demonstration blocks of the anarchists/anti-authoritarians, of the class base unions, of the neighbourhood assemblies, of social resistance against price increases etc. all carried a clear message: the message of collectivisation and self-organisation of social struggles from below, against mediation, party conduct and the class surrender of union bosses. The fighting spirit of the thousands who besieged Parliament and the insistence of those who stayed at Syntagma square for hours, facing the army of police, reveal the conviction that bosses are not unshakeable, that this is the time of social and class strike-back. (more…)
Friday, February 25th, 2011
DIY Media clarification: Anarchists do not recognise legal jurisdiction of any state entity, and so any arrest ‘legal’ or ‘illegal’ is always a violent kidnapping with bureaucratic lies to cover the facts. Japan is a modern totalitarian state which is allied to the imperialist forces of the USA – International solidarity with the people of Takae town, Okinawa, down with the USA!
SOLIDARITY APPEAL against the ARREST of 2 ACTIVISTS
2 activists have been arrested during a demonstration in front of the US embassy. We strongly condemn these arbitrary and illegal arrests and demand the immediate release of the 2 activists. (more…)
Friday, February 25th, 2011
On night of February 1st, anarchists of Barnaul (Altai region) undertook a graffiti-action which ridiculed the members of today’s Russian “political elite” and compared them with parasites. It did not took long for state repressive apparatus to react. On the next day the officers of so-called anti-extremist police (CPE) broke into the houses of two libertarian activists – Sergey Sandin and Daniil Malishkin. (more…)
Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
As of right now, four Belarussian anarchists are under arrest, accused of having organised a series of direct actions 2009-2010.
Everything started long before this past September (2010). The years 2009-2010 were rich in radical actions claimed by Belarussian anarchists. Such as:
* an attack on the Headquarters of the Trade Union Federation on the 1st May with the statement that the state and this formal organisation uses workers in its interests, and doesn’t defend their rights, often preventing workers from cooperating with each other and organizing strikes.
This was the last drop for the regime as the attack was carried out in a period of harsh antagonism between the leaders of Russia and Belarus. Before the action was claimed by anarchists each country had already blamed the other one for having maneuvered the provocation.
On August 3rd 2010 8 people in 3 different flats were detained and 7 of them were put in a detention center for 9 days. During this period another radical action took place
* an attack on the detention center with the statement to set free all detainees. The attackers set fire to a door of the detention centre. Later the video is removed from youtube.
After 9 days 5 of the 7 people are set free, but other people are detained in the meantime. One of them, Aliaksandr Frantskevich, is accused of the attack on the police station in Soligorsk. He admits that he was filming the event. The other guy, Mikalaj Dziadok, is kept in the detention facility for different reasons till September 24, when he is accused of organising last year’s anti-militarist action. In the meantime they also find witnesses who claim that he also organised an attack on the casino and the House of Trade Unions. All episodes mentioned above are now united under one case. Mikalaj denies his guilt.
* In October the KGB quarters in Bobrujsk are attacked with molotov cocktails.
They take a guy who lives in the neighbourhood, Sergej Sliusar, and keep him for 10 days without accusations. (He had also been detained for 9 days in September)
On the 4th of November Maxim Vetkin is arrested and accused of an attack on the Russian embassy and on Belarusbank. He admits his guilt and says that he was participating also in the attack on the bank. He is also giving testimony against other people, so we have withdrawn support from him.
On the 17th of November Denis Bystrik is detained, where he is told that Maxim gave testimony that he was filming the action at the Russian embassy. He admits his fault but is set free without accusations so that he can contact one of the other suspects, Ihar Alinevich, and have him detained, but eventually the plot is not successful.
On the 29th of November Ihar Alinevich is detained in Moscow, when trying to meet his comrade Anton Laptenok (one of those detained on September 3rd). He is accused of an attack on the Russian embassy and is held in the KGB remand prison. Ihar admits that he was participating in the anti-militarist action, but doesn’t consider it a criminal act. He denies all other accusations.
On the 17th of January Jauhen Vasilevich, a journalist from the newspaper “Bobruiski courier,” a nationalist democrat without connections to the anarchist movement, is detained and accused of the attack on the KGB headquarters in Bobruisk.
The period of investigation for all of the arrested is prolonged till April 12th.
All of them may face up to 6 years of imprisonment. The case with the bank could mean up to 10 years. It appears that they are also accused of “intentional destruction of property committed by an organised group (7-12 years of imprisonment).” According to the law, in such a case, the organiser gets no less than 3/4 of the maximum sentence.
Previous news on the topic: http://avtonom.org/en/freebelarus
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. Athens, Greece
This morning in Athens, an American anarchist has pressed attempted murder charges against Delta and Dias motorcycle police, as well as the relevant commanding officers, for a beating she suffered at the intersection of Patision and Stounari streets while demonstrating against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on November 15th, 2010. Meanwhile, over 170 members of the American and European scholarly community, including Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, and Immanuel Wallerstein, have denounced the behavior of the Delta police towards demonstrations and specifically the beating of the American demonstrator, calling the attack on her “nearly fatal”. (more…)
Graffiti "Terrorists" arrested in Paris + From Sidi Bouzid to Bab-el-Oued (France, Tunisia, Algeria)
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Anti-Terrorist detention of 3 people for Graffiti
On January 12th, three people have been arrested in Belleville, Paris. They are accused of graffiti in solidarity with the revolt in Maghreb. The slogans were: “Algérie – Tunisie / Insurrection”, “Vive l’anarchie”. (more…)
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
Liebig 14 is one of Berlin longest running autonomous housing projects, serving as a space for collective living as well as community and political organising for over 20 years. After a 4 year legal process the owners of the building have finally been given legal permission to evict the house on the 2nd of February 2011. Squatted shortly after the fall of the wall in what was a derelict area of east Berlin, Liebig 14’s attempted eviction is just one symptom of a rampaging processes of gentrification which is rapidly forcing poorer residents out of the city centre and tearing apart the city’s radical infrastructure. Liebig 14 is proud to be a part of a long history of autonomous spaces in Berlin and around the world. In working against capitalism, social hierarchy and discrimination, autonomous spaces take small but concrete steps towards wider political emancipation and self-determined living. The eviction of Liebig 14 will be a loss not only to Berlin’s alternative project infrastructure but also a wider attack on projects everywhere attempting to build alternative, more socially just, and more sustainable modes of social organization. Solidarity with free spaces under threat in Berlin, Amsterdam, London and worldwide is key if we are to sustain these vital resources.
Stop gentrification from tearing apart our cities!
Support autonomous spaces!
Save Liebig 14!
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
There are reports of individuals who the police are searching for in order to make an arrest. Some people may believe they do not have much chance of escaping arrest due to the amount of details the police have on you (such as your name) and may not want to go underground and are therefore considering handing themselves in. The writers of this article (All Colours Are Beautiful) would like to share this advice: (more…)
Monday, December 6th, 2010
One day before the memorial of the assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6th, the Greek democratic dictatorship decided to activate in a tragicomic way its repression mechanisms in order to prevent the upcoming uprising of the society. All the regime’s servants are on the alert trying to manipulate the public opinion and terrorize the parts of the society that resist. (more…)
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
London Riot: Tory HQ smashed by British students
From mainstream media (Russia Today):
UPDATE: An 18 year old student charged with ‘violent disorder’ and granted bail for throwing fire extinguisher from roof of Tory HQ at cops. This carries 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine on indictment; six months imprisonment and/or a fine summarily.