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8th hearing of the ‘Phoenix 2’ Trial (Czech Republic)

September 1st, 2020

On Monday the 13th of July 2020, another trial in the Fénix 2 case took place at the District Court in Most with the participation of the public. There was no fundamental reversal this time, again. Time passes, resources are continually being wasted and the whole things remains a farce.

Trial began with a list of alleged documentary evidence, which, in fact, only proved the incompetence of the police. The relatively long list consisted mainly of things from house searches that happened in April 2015, such as online media or anarchist publications. To give you an idea, we can list some of them bellow (1):

Povstalecký anarchismus: organizování se pro útok
Bludný kruh antikapitalistického hnutí v Česku
Ozbrojená radost – Alfredo M. Bonnano
Anarchistické napětí – Alfredo M. Bonnano
Příručka pro přímou akci
Bastardi, vím kdo vás poslal: o útoku na šéfa jaderného průmyslu
Konverzace mezi anarchisty
Neformální anarchistická federace: FAI a povstalecký anarchismus
Síť revolučních buněk 2014
Na nože s Existujícím, jeho obhájci a falešnými kritiky

Lukáš Borl pointed out in front of the jury that these materials were confiscated in places where he did not live (he did not even have a permanent residence in the Czech Republic back then). In the Ateneo community center, computers were used by the whole community, so these materials could be added to library by anyone. It is unclear how the police assumed that the confiscated materials belonged to him. Nevertheless, most of the confiscated items has already been returned, because (according to official statement) “the items are no longer needed for criminal proceedings and there is no doubt about their ownership by the accused”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cartazes: Semana de agitação pelos Anarquistas Presxs – Porto Alegre (Brasil)

September 1st, 2020

Porque vivemos na contradição de perder a liberdade lutando por ela Cartazes. Semana de agitação pelos Anarquistas Presxs. Porto Alegre.

“Um escravo pode se transformar num rebelde, um só homem, uma só mulher, podem se transformar num incêndio devastador da ordem que se deseja abater, que é a civilização, a qual dia a dia destrói tudo aquilo pelo que vale a pena viver.”
Alfredo Cóspito (palavras no cartaz pela semana de agitação pelxs anarquistas presxs).

Diante do inimigo, no nosso dia a dia, no nosso agir solidário, na construção de nossas cumplicidades e afinidades, na escolha entre gritar “morte ao estado e que viva a anarquia” e calar… vamos marcando nosso passo pelo mundo. Somos o peso de nossas decisões, e vivemos na contradição de perder a liberdade lutando por ela.

Cada companheiro e companheira sobre quem cai uma condenação e não se rende nem recua, marca no seu passo pelas prisões a determinação anárquica e a luta cotidiana de se manter dignos diante do inimigo.
Fora, xs anarquistas não deixam nenhum guerreiro só. Nessa interação que pretende quebrar o isolamento carcerário, recuperamos algumas das palavras dos próprios companheiros para fazê-las ecoar nas ruas.

Na tirania do encerro globalizado, a rua é um dos espaços onde o conflito permanece, onde as regras são quebradas, onde o ataque acontece, onde as revoltas são possíveis… Eis a importância de invadir seus muros com as palavras daqueles que lutam contra toda forma de dominação, com elas abrimos as portas para sair do encerro mental acurralado na lógica estatal e no consolo virtual, formas de poder engrenadas entre sim.

A Semana de Agitação pelos Anarquistas Presxs, inaugurada na década de 1920, nas agitações mundiais contra o assassinato de Sacco e Vanzetti, é o momento da vigência da solidariedade combativa: Através de diversos acenos que piscam em vários lugares, reafirmamos nossa cumplicidade na conspiração anárquica contra a dominação, nossa mão terna para os compas
e o punho fechado para os inimigos.

Semana de Agitação pelos Anarquistas Presxs 2020

Palavras dos compas nos cartazes:

“O dia que não exista um só indivíduo (e não falo de lendas místicas) capaz de resistir a mega-máquina autoritária, a liberdade de todxs haverá morto… Somente seremos apêndices de um sistema que gera apenas alienação perturbada.”
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva.

“Sabemos que a simples existência do Estado nos localiza em uma situação de opressão, situação que é necessário combater e atacar se se têm por horizonte a liberdade. Não pode ser de outro modo. E é nessa opção de atacar onde vamos encontrando verdadeiros momentos de liberdade”
Francisco Solar.

“É inegável que cada experiência de procura da liberdade vale a pena. Se fazer cargo da própria existência com todas suas vitórias, derrotas, alegrias e penas, é a experiência impagável que aquele que vive submetido nunca poderá conhecer. Não se trata de se perguntar se valeu a pena tentar fugir, pensar assim me condenaria a ser um eterno perdedor. O primeiro passo de toda ação é o mais valioso, aquele que sempre será um ganho.”
Joaquín Garcia.

“A dor é momentânea, o orgulho é para sempre”
Mônica Caballero.

“Um escravo pode se transformar num rebelde, um só homem, uma só mulher, podem se transformar num incêndio devastador da ordem que se deseja abater, que é a civilização, a qual dia a dia destrói tudo aquilo pelo que vale a pena viver.”
Alfredo Cóspito.

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Santiago, Chile: Informativo a un mes de la detención de lxs compañerxs Francisco Solar y Mónica Caballero

August 27th, 2020

Informativo a un mes de la detención de lxs compañerxs Francisco Solar y Mónica Caballero (Agosto 2020)

El 24 de julio del 2020 el Estado detiene a lxs compañerxs anarquistas Francisco y Mónica acusadxs del envío de paquetes bomba contra la 54 comisaria y el ex Ministro del Interior Rodrigo Hinzpetter (Julio 2019, acción revindicada por “Cómplices Sediciosos / Fracción por la Venganza”) y el doble ataque explosivo contra el edificio Tánica en el adinerado barrio de Vitacura (Febrero 2020 en plena revuelta, acción revindicada por “Afinidades Armadas en Revuelta”). Francisco se encuentra encarcelado en la Sección de Máxima Seguridad de la Cárcel de Alta Seguridad, en un comienzo permaneció completamente aislado pero tras la llegada del asesino de la joven Ámbar(*), el compañero busco la forma de encararlo y mostrar su rechazo con actos, siendo trasladado a una celda de otro sector permitiéndole salir -en parte- del extremo aislamiento en el cual se encontraba. Mónica tras permanecer varios días en la sección de “ingreso” sin acceso a patio y extendidose esta medida bajo la excusa de la cuarentena, finalmente fue trasladada al modulo de Connotación Publica de la cárcel de San Miguel.

Siguiendo las órdenes de los perseguidores de la Fiscalía Sur, a ambxs compañerxs se les extrajo nuevamente muestras de ADN, aquellos persecutores ya en el 2010 habían sacado mediante torturas esas muestras en el llamado Caso Bombas. Al igual que la totalidad de los recintos penitenciarios bajo el Estado Chileno, ambxs compañerxs se encuentran sin visitas, debido a la coyuntura sanitaria por el coronavirus y solo pueden tener comunicación mediante llamadas y videollamadas monitoreadas por gendarmería.

¡Solidaridad revolucionaria y activa con lxs compañerxs anarquistas Mónica y Francisco!


(*) Un mediático caso de un sujeto asesino y violador que atacaba a lxs hijxs de sus parejas, recientemente fue detenido tras un nuevo asesinato.

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Santiago, Chile: Responsibility Claim for an Incendiary Attack Against Transit Company Metbus

August 27th, 2020

The context of fear and submission to the pandemic that has been so well capitalized on by states around the world, especially the one that the “Chilean” state is trying to subjugate us with. And one month after the arrest of Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar.

Different anarchic individuals organized themselves in advance to give a little taste of the incendiary sabotage during the commemoration of the murder of the land fighter Maca Valdés in the emblematic and historical town of Simón Bolívar and the fighters Erick Rodríguez and Iván Palacios.

At 21:30 we intercepted a caterpillar bus from route 402 of the modern fleet of the wealthy and fascist company Metbus. It came without people because it was the last route. We got the driver off the bus – not before he had taken all his things out – and reminded him that this was not against him but against his bosses. We gave him money to pay for a taxi to his house and set the machine on fire to the sound of the shouts of joy and adrenaline from the people who were demonstrating. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chile: Letter from Anarchist Comrade Juan Flores Riquelme about the Arrest of Mónica and Francisco

August 27th, 2020

We knew that by choosing the path of struggle against capital, our lives would develop against all odds, and it was not unknown to us that prison could be a possible destination.

We questioned this humiliating reality and its so-called “social peace”, we severely questioned the enrichment of the bourgeoisie and their power. There are really too many questions to take a stand against the prevailing order. Countless have been the assassinations by the repressive forces of the power, countless those insurgents who have given their lives looking for the sharpening of the conflict against the states.

Did the elite of this country believe that we would stand idly by after all their years of misery, alienation and neoliberal exploitation?

How could we not try to be the stumbling block against the uninterrupted advance of capitalism and the states?
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‘Illness and Capital’ by Alfredo M. Bonanno

August 27th, 2020

Illness, i.e.a faulty functioning of the organism, is not peculiar to man. Animals also get ill, and even things can in their own way present defects in functioning. The idea of illness as abnormality is the classic one that was developed by medical science.
The response to illness, mainly thanks to the positivist ideology which still dominates medicine today, is that of the cure, that is to say, an external intervention chosen from specific practices, aimed at restoring the conditions of a given idea of normality.
Yet it would be a mistake to think that the search for the causes of illness has always run parallel to this scientific need to restore normality. For centuries remedies did not go hand in hand with the study of causes, which at times were absolutely fantastical. Remedies had their own logic, especially when based on empirical knowledge of the forces of nature.

In more recent times a critique of the sectarianism of science, including medicine, has based itself on the idea of man’s totality: an entity made up of various natural elements—intellectual, economic, social, cultural, political and so on. It is in this new perspective that the materialist and dialectical hypothesis of Marxism inserted itself. The variously described totality of the new, real man no longer divided up into the sectors that the old positivism had got us used to, was again encapsulated in a one-way determinism by the Marxists. The cause of illness was thus considered to be due exclusively to capitalism which, by alienating man through work, exposed him to a distorted relationship with nature and ‘normality’, the other side of illness. Read the rest of this entry »

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U$A: Solidarity from Philly to Kenosha

August 26th, 2020

After the savage shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Winsconsin, solidarity demos took place in United States, including the city of Philadelphia:

The Solidarity with Kenosha, WI demo was more impressive than usual. People met up, discussed the plan, and started promptly. Escalation started right away and continued as a group of over 45 people marched through the streets chanting and smashing windows of banks, business and developments. There was a surprising amount of destruction. One of the most impressive things though, was the strong collective intelligence. There was good communication, barricading, and improvisation. People were decisive about both sticking to the plan and being flexible. Folks caught and lost a police tail and dispersed smoothly due to barricades and quick decision making all the while staying level headed and tight in stressful moments.
We really appreciate everyone who showed up and their energy! The more we do this, the better we get!
Also here’s two things we think we could get better at: Staying in the streets, not on the sidewalks and covering up better (this includes eyebrows, bangs, tattoos etc.) 🙂

Solidarity with trash workers and the recent storm leaving us ample debris.
Solidarity with anarchist prisoners, Kenosha Wisconsin, and everyone consistently turning up and inspiring us.

Black Lives Matter
RIP George Floyd
Get better Jacob Blake.

The only way to end police brutality is to end police.

“We will destroy, laughing
We will commune, laughing
We will get free, laughing”

The 3rd Annual Summer of Rage

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$hile: Dibujo de la compañera Mónica Caballero en la semana internacional de solidaridad con lxs anarquistas encarceladxs

August 25th, 2020

Dibujo de la compañera Mónica Caballero en la semana internacional de solidaridad con lxs anarquistas encarceladxs (23-30 agosto 2020)
“El dolor es momentáneo, el orgullo es para siempre”
-Sección de connotación publica-Cárcel de San Miguel-

Frances
“Dessin de la compagnonne Monica Caballero pour la semaine internationale de solidarité avec les anarchistes emprisonné.e.s. (23-30 août 2020)
“La douleur est momentanée, la fierté est éternelle”
-Sección de connotación publica-Cárcel de San Miguel-”

Griego
[Χιλή] Σχέδιο από τη συντρόφισσα Monica Caballero για τη Διεθνή Εβδομάδα Αλληλεγγύης με τους Φυλακισμένους Αναρχικούς (23-30 Αυγούστου 2020)
“Ο πόνος είναι στιγμιαίος, η περηφάνεια είναι για πάντα.”
Monica Caballero (Φυλακή του San Miguel)

Ingles
Drawing of comrade Mónica Caballero in the international week of solidarity with imprisoned anarchists (23-30 August 2020)
“Pain is momentary, pride is forever”
-Public connotation section-San Miguel Prison-

Italiano
Disegno della compagna Monica Caballero per la settimana di solidarietà con gli anarchici e
le anarchiche imprigionate (23 -30 agosto 2020)
“il dolore è momentaneo, l’orgoglio è per sempre”
-Sezione di connotazione publica – Carcere di San Miguel

Euzkera
Monica Caballero burkidearen marrazkia, kartzelan dauden anarkistekiko elkartasunaren nazioarteko astean (2020ko abuztuaren 23tik 30era)
“Mina momentukoa da, harrotasuna betirako da”
-Konnotazio Publikoko Saila-San Migueleko Kartzela

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Letter by Thomas Meyer-Falk for the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners (Germany)

August 24th, 2020

Prisons are places of darkness, of gloom, real life cannot flourish there. Because what is “real life”? It is one in freedom, integrated in friendly relationships, experiencing oneself as an individual. Because we live ourselves and are not lived.

It is not without reason that prison criticism is therefore always also a fundamental critique of society and the system, because within the prison walls the same mechanisms prevail as outside the gates, only in a much more severe form.

ABC’s Solidarity week for anarchist prisoners takes place in a time marked by the Corona pandemic. The pandemic in particular once again clearly reveals the injustices.
Members of marginalized social groups have a disproportionately higher risk of infection, illness and death (which also applies outside pandemic times, but is only currently particularly evident). And those who are in prison are even more vulnerable, because the general conditions, as the Prisoners’ Union (GG/BO) also tirelessly points out, are often pretty lousy. Read the rest of this entry »

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$hile: Letter by Imprisoned Comrade Francisco Solar for the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

August 24th, 2020

ES/FR

Words by comrade Francisco Solar for the international week of solidarity with imprisoned anarchists (23-30 August 2020)

How can we achieve moments of freedom, even if they are only brief and sporadic? What are those moments where we feel that what limits us loses weight and sense?

The answers can be multiple depending on the interests of each individual, how they understand and situate themselves in this world. Perhaps some people already feel free and these questions are unnecessary because they are alien to the tentacles of power.

Those of us who do not have these kinds of dreams know that the very existence of the State places us in a situation of oppression, a situation that is necessary to fight and attack if freedom is the horizon. It cannot be otherwise.
And it is in that option of attacking that we find true moments of freedom. Since we decided to confront this world and situate ourselves as its enemies, we began to look at our surroundings differently, we began to visualize objectives and their vulnerabilities, we began to see the best way to strike at power, we began to position ourselves on the offensive. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Stuart Christie, comrade, friend’ by Octavio Alberola

August 23rd, 2020

ES | Stuart Christie, el compañero, el amigo

The news of the death of Stuart Christie was communicated to me by telephone, the day before yesterday in the afternoon, by my comrade René after asking me if I was aware of the new bad news and after answering him abruptly: who has died? Well, from the tone of his voice, I immediately sensed that it must be the death of someone close to me.

His answer left me stunned, because although Stuart had confirmed to me a week earlier that he was still suffering from cancer and that the results of the medical examinations were not very encouraging, at no time had I thought of such a quick end for him. Close to me are several comrades -more or less my age- who are not in very good health, and the “normal” thing, at my age (soon ninety-three years old), is to think that it is you that time is counting down on.

So, in Stuart’s case, how can I think about it when he’s eighteen years younger? Besides, we were both in common projects and determined to continue participating in the fight against the world of power and exploitation.

For me, his death is not only the loss of a comrade, of a friend; it is the end of a collaboration of many years in common actions and initiatives to denounce the injustices of the world in which we live and to fight for a more just and free world. A world that is possible and for everyone, which we have not ceased to long for and to try to build through the consistent practice of active revolutionary and internationalist solidarity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Several police operations against revolutionary republicans across Ireland

August 23rd, 2020

The PSNI (Police of Northern Ireland) and the Gardaí (Police of the Republic of Ireland) this week conducted a cross-border operation officially to combat the activities of the New IRA. PSNI officers made nine arrests in the North on 18 August under the Terrorism Act. The arrestees were seven men and two women, aged 26 to 50, including eight members of the Irish Socialist Republican Revolutionary Party, Saoradh. In the Republic of Ireland, the Garda also carried out a number of searches in support of the operation. These searches were carried out in Dublin, Laois, Cork and Kerry. Detectives from the PSNI Terrorism Investigation Unit obtained from the court an additional 72 hours of detention from 5 a.m. on Thursday, 20 August to interview those arrested and detained at the Musgrave Serious Crime Suite. A new operation finally took place on Friday 21 August: the PSNI searched four Saoradh premises in Belfast, Dungannon, Newry and Derry.

Note: Another man was arrested 22 August at Heathrow Airport in London in relationship to this case. The New Irish Republican Army is considered by the British security services to be the most dangerous armed Republican group and is thought to be responsible for numerous attempted attacks against police officers.

Search of Saoradh’s premises in Belfast

via Secours Rouge.

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