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Urgent Communique from Athens Anarchists (Greece)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

9-12-2009 : RECENT DAYS HAVE SEEN INCREDIBLE JUNTA ORGIES IN GREECE

EXAMPLES:

1 ) Cops with guns in the demonstrations.
2 ) Motorbike raids against protesters.
3 ) Cops following peaceful demonstrators in their tracks, wild and indiscriminate arrests.
4 ) Staged events such as the alleged assassination attempt against the rector of the Pritanea.
5 ) An enormous number of vague and even criminal charges and arresting people young and old.
6 ) Closing schools on the pretext of swine flu and the merciless beating of students who wanted to get to their schools.
7 ) Undercover cops kidnapping young protesters.
8 ) Higher level visible collaboration between Golden Dawn neo-nazis and the Police.
9 ) Secret meetings between Chrysohoides and the bosses of the TV channels and journalists to decide on how TV reporting was going to be done over these days.
10 ) Secret covert cameras and helicopters hovering constantly.
11 ) Zero tolerance makes a bitter orange and a stone against a bank a felony and a pretext for a police attack.
12 ) BAN on demonstrations and political gatherings in the conversion areas with massive police intimidation and outrageous controls/databasing.
13 ) Hacker attacks on indymedia, and sites of squatted places and TVXS (no borders TV), deleting comments.
14 ) Invasion and PREVENTIVE ARRESTS in many self-managed spaces.
15 ) In an Orwellian way anarchists and the rebels are referred to “fascists and Nazis!”.
16 ) Junta-like removal of asylum [in the universities].

AND HOW MUCH MORE!

Some of these things happened in isolation, and some only happened before under the junta in 1967-1974; others have never happened before, only now.

They never ever happened altogether in such a short space of time!

It seems that the crash which happened here and they are hiding, like the indomitable December, has the power to activate an emergency plan, a new ‘PLASTER CAST’ [repeating the pronuncement of the junta in 1967].

These moments are more than historical. We are witnessing for the first time since 1967 an attempt to impose a fascist police coup. If a parliamentary democracy are able to commit those crimes, the junta is something different and we have all have begun to understand that. The anarchist slogans in the streets are beginning to say bluntly: “DOWN THE JUNTA”.
A collusion of prosecutors, rectors, the upper classes, TV media and police, and still we do not know what other local and foreign forces have been mustered. You hear of missing people. The climate is heavy like under the junta.

THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BE SILENT! THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO RELAX!
EVERYBODY IN THE STREETS – SQUATS EVERYWHERE!
PLEASE HELP TO SMASH DOWN THE GREEK JUNTA!
THE REGIME IS GOING THE WAY OF 1967!

Wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Solidarity with Mindaugus Lenartavicius – Smash RBS (UK)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

The facts are well known; the theatre of the London G20, the policing arena which left one man dead and scores injured was a spectacle of state/media hype and constructed ‘disorder’. Already April is remembered only for the lies of the police and the ‘kettle’ trap which they set for anyone intending to voice their discontent with an economic system which has betrayed and exploited people everywhere. (more…)

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Arrests in Milan and Verona (Italy)

Friday, December 4th, 2009

MILAN

Five comrades were arrested in Milan on November 14 2009 and accused of robbery and of perpetrating violence . The episode had occurred when the comrades had refused to pay for some photocopies in the CUSL bookshop, the site of Comunione e Liberazione (CL) inside the Statale University in Milan. At the moment four of the comrades are under house arrest and one is being held in San Vittore prison. (more…)

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Solidarity with Toby (Germany)

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Update: 29 December 2009, Toby has been released on remand, looks like the “granite” evidence turns out to not be so “granite”.

On the night of 15 November, three posh cars got torched in Friedrichshain, Berlin, as almost every night happens. However, the police arrested a younger comrade who they accuse of two of the arsons. They said he would have also carried gasoline for firelighters on himself. Straight away in the morning, some tabloid press published his pictures and full name and address, since he lives in a houseproject, the Liebig 14 (on the corner of Rigaerstrasse) which is due to be evicted. (more…)

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Updates about "Operation Shadow" & Il Silvestre (Italy)

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

On July the 3rd, during a big ROS’s operation (Special Operation Team of Carabinieri-Counter-terror military police) called Operation “SHADOW”, 40 houses of comrades were raided with the charge of “subversive conspiracy”. Two Italian comrades, Sergio and Alessandro were arrested. They are accused of “subversive conspiracy”, of theft of car and of involving in attempting sabotage of public transportations. Both of them are being held at Alessandria Jail, in the special section for the anarchic prisoners. (more…)

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Global call for action against squat prohibition (Holland)

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

We are squatters from the Netherlands. We are asking you to organize a protest (for example at the Dutch embassy) in your country against squatting prohibition in the Netherlands. We suggest to organize your protests between 26 and 28 of November, because Eerste Kamer (First Chamber of Dutch parliament) will vote about squatting prohibition beginning of December. (more…)

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On the arrest of Leonardo Landi (Italy)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Source : Angry News From Around The World

Leo had been hunted by the antiterrorism with an international arrest warrant since 2008, when one of the tentacles of the Florence attorney’s office had orchestrated yet another inquest against the anarchist scene in Tuscany. The comrades were accused of subversive association with terrorist aims, some with the specific accusation of having robbed a post office at gunpoint for self-financing. (more…)

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No to Repressions against Anarchists in Izhevsk! (Russia)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

In Izhevsk, officers of Centre of Counteraction Against Extremism (CPE, new Russian political police, formed in January of 2009) are falsifying a case against members of Autonomous Action. According to Galina Shutova, who is yet a witness in the case, state wants to make her a terrorist: “Officer of CPE Artyom Ahmetzyanov said to me directly, that he wants to do anything to lock me down”. A case against local activist is currently filed according to charges on statute 207 of Russian criminal codex (“terrorist hoax”).

Currently three persons, Galina Shutova, Anton Sobolev and Kirill Shumikhin are witnesses of the case. (more…)

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Anarchist Leonardo Landi arrested (Italy)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Italian police have arrested an anarchist wanted for suspected involvement in “terrorist activities” near the border with France, police told AFP (Mainstream Press Association) Thursday November 05.

(more…)

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Solidarity with the Fittja 10 (Sweden)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Ten people charged with preparing an arson and one with rioting, as well. Three nights before, unrest broke out after a police intervention at a youth center. They need our support!

Support the Fittja 10

During the last year, riots and arsons have spread through urban areas in Sweden. Youth in poorer communities have started fires and attacked firefighters and cops on arrival. The unrest is clearly linked to a discontent with the situation they face; the segregated cities, the poor living conditions in their areas, the discrimination they face in mainstream society. Wherever they go they carry their areas’ reputation with them. (more…)

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Two Comrades Arrested (Belgium)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

In the night of the 6th of October, Jürgen Goethals didn’t come home. He was picked off the streets by cops, put in front of a prosecutor and locked up in the prison of Ghent.

Earlier that day, a gang of fascists were hosted once more by the tolerant city of Ghent. Something, which, was apparently not appreciated by everyone. In several places, people expressed their discord by causing damage to symbols of this capitalist society. We found out later that Jürgen is alleged of having participated in these protest actions.

The following days, several people are harassed by cops. (more…)

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About the attacks against State & Capital and the 'Conspiracy of Cells of Fire' (Greece)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

A huge storm of revolt raged through the streets of Greece in December 2008. After the young Andreas Grigoropoulos was murdered by a cop, riots spread throughout the whole country for several weeks. Hundreds of banks, shops, car dealers, offices,… were attacked, plundered and put on fire. Although it were anarchists and anti-authoritarians who took the lead in this storm during the first week after the murder, it spread itself fast and many people got involved in this revolt against miserable living conditions, against the authorities and against the hopelessness offered by this world to the exploited and oppressed.

But the revolt didn’t cease at the end of 2008, neither did it start on the day of the murder. (more…)

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Belgrade 6 charged with "International Terrorism" (Serbia)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

The IWA/AIT Secretariat and Serbian comrades have just informed us of some terrible news – the 6 anarcho-syndicalists from Belgrade, arrested and held in confinement since [last] 5th September, are to be tried for ‘International Terrorism’. (more…)

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Once again the Police show their true colors – Nicosia (Cyprus)

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

In the evening of 10th October (Saturday) like almost every Saturday of the past 6 months a street party was taking place at Phaneromenis Square. Never has there been any problem and people always had fun without them ending on a false note. The party was going well with over 200 people attending. People were dancing, laughing and having fun.

At some point people realized that 3 individuals in formal clothes were beating 2 young individuals who were on the ground. This took place in a corner in the courtyard of church. Flowingly, various people gathered to see what was going on. Subsequently the 3 individuals in formal clothes were proven to be policemen on duty… (more…)

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Call Out for Anti-2010 Olympics Solidarity! Oct 29th – 31st 2009

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

International Call Out for Direct Action:

“Our struggles come from before 2010 and will reach beyond!”

This is a call out for direct action and solidarity. At the end of October, the Olympic Torch will come from Greece to Canada.

As we’ve seen here in BC, the true project of the Olympics is the enhancement capitalism, colonization and social control. New surveillance infrastructure and the training of police and security forces in counter-insurgency here will be exported around the world. The Olympics effects us all, the world over.

Direct action, disruptions or confrontations generally and against the torch relay can be part of a strategy to discourage economic development, exploitation and destruction of people and the land in “British Columbia.”

Between October 29-30th, (and beyond) we welcome acts of solidarity in the form of whatever makes the most sense for your context.

From everywhere in the world let these acts strengthen our common rebellion! (more…)

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