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Athens,Greece: Hands off Exarchia – New Democracy’s War on Anarchists

February 11th, 2020

On July 8th, 2019, the New Democracy government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis assumed power in Greece, after campaigning on a promise to ‘clean up’ the central Athens neighbourhood of Exarchia, and ‘take it back’ from the anarchists.

Since then, the Greek state has launched a renewed attack against the anarchist and self-organized migrant movements, targeting squats and promising future raids. Against this threat, Greek anarchists have responded with characteristic resolve and determination.

Featuring interview with Pangiotis Varthalis of the squat Lelas Karagiannis 37

Translated by Boubouras (Act For Freedom Now)

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Athens, Greece: Notara 26 Squat is Attacked by Cops

February 11th, 2020

THEY DON’T INTIMIDATE US, THEY INFURIATE US!

Last night at Notara26 Refugee/Migrant Housing squat we were attacked for the third time in the past six months by the state uniformed bullies.

Around 4:30 am – only a few minutes after one more attempt by undercover police to intimidate one of our comrades who was on her way to our squat- a riot squad, totally unprovoked, surrounded our squat twice.
The first time they were flashing their torches and laser pointers into our lobby persistently trying to see our faces and how many we were. They then withdrew for about ten minutes but came back reinforced. Τhis time apart from torches and laser pointers, they tried to force our squat’s door open.

These practices of the uniformed state terrorists DO NOT SCARE US! We are here, we continue our everyday struggle against fascism, racism and repression. We form strong solidarity and comradeship ties.
The only result this kind of bullying can have is to bring us even more together and our ranks closer!!!
There is only one thing to say…

WE SHALL MEET AT THE BARRICADES

Assembly of Notara 26, 10/2/2020

via Enough 14.

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Comunicado del compañero subversivo Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda ($hile)

February 11th, 2020

ACERKA DE LA RESISTENCIA A LA PRISIÓN Y LA NECESIDAD DE EXTENDER LA LUCHA AUTÓNOMA ANTIKARCELARIA.

Una breve mirada a las experiencias de lucha desde el encierro, sus énfasis y los kontextos en ke se han desarrollado.

«Sin ningún Comité Central ni ninguna jerarquía que clasifique nuestrxs miembrxs, solo podemos conocer caras extrañas como amigxs a través de sus acciones. Lxs queremos, Ixs abrazamos, al igual que sabemos que otrxs lo harán. Otras células, secciones, grupos.»
Brigada de la Cólera
1970.-

En tiempos de agudización del konflikto social la kárcel es el principal instrumento de kontrol y kastigo para kienes no se someten y se rebelan.

Históricamente el dominio a través de todos sus dispositivos ke sostienen el poder, la autoridad, el mundo de las jerarkías, el patriarkado y el kapital a usado la sanción normalizadora para kombatir toda forma de Resistencia ke atake y amenace su paz social.

Sin ir más lejos no fue sino en la diktadura de Pinochet en donde esta dinámika afectó masiva y sistemátikamente a miles y miles de Rebeldes ke la kombatieron entregando los mejores días de sus vidas.
Se reformuló el marko jurídiko fundado en la doktrina de seguridad nazional ke veía un enemigo interno al ke había ke aplastar bajo la exkusa de «kombatir el káncer marxista» según la voz de los genocidas de la époka.
Operaba la pútrida «justicia militar»:

Miles de muertxs, desaparecidxs, exiliadxs, perseguidxs, violentadxs, torturadxs son el rekuerdo imborrable y el triste legado de la refundación kapitalista neoliberal del imperio yanky a través de la insurrexión militar burguesa del genocida ejército chileno. Read the rest of this entry »

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Defendants in Network Case Receive Up to 18 Years in Prison (Russia)

February 11th, 2020

Note from the Russian Reader: This verdict doesn’t leave me at a loss for words. I’m just convinced there is no point in using them when everyone who could listen has made a point of tuning out people like me. If someone invited me to appear on their aptly named alternative radio program or their globe-spanning Qatar-based international TV network (as nearly happened in the past), I could talk for hours about the Network Case. But that’s not going to happen. Although if I were a betting man, I would wager that our tiresome planet’s obnoxious pillars of liberal truth—the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, and Al Jazeera, among others—will suddenly weigh in on the case after blithely ignoring it for two years, as will many if not all of the crypto-Putinist “Russia watchers” in our midst, eerily silent until now. Barring a sudden revolution, don’t imagine this is the last such case in Russia, a country that has worried so many people around the world for the last several years that they’re determined not to know anything particular about it except “Putin” and “troll factories.” And don’t imagine that a show trial just as juicy and unjust won’t be coming to a theater near you. Please don’t reprint, repost or otherwise reference this article without prefacing it with my remarks. I’d like to preempt “spontaneous” shows of “solidarity” by people who couldn’t be bothered to do anything when it would have made a difference. Despite the well-known saying, it IS a popularity contest, and seven innocent young men in Penza have lost it.

Bumaga
February 10, 2020

The Volga District Military Court, [sitting in Penza], has [convicted and] sentenced seven defendants in the Network Case.

Dmitry Pchelintsev was sentenced to 18 years in a maximum-security penal colony. Ilya Shakursky was sentenced to 16 years in a penal colony and fined 50,000 rubles. Investigators claimed they were organizers of a “terrorist community.” Both men alleged that FSB officers had electrocuted them in order to obtain confessions.

Maxim Ivankin was given 13 years in a maximum-security penal colony, while Andrei Chernov was sentenced to 14 years, and Mikhail Kulkov, to 10 years. They were found guilty of involvement in a “terrorist community” and attempting to sell drugs.

Vasily Kuksov was sentenced to 9 years in a penal colony. He was accused of involvement in a “terrorist community” and illegal possession of a weapon. Another defendant, Arman Sagynbayev, received 6 years in prison.

The verdict handed down by the court in Penza suggests that the acquittal of the Petersburg defendants in the case is less likely, Viktor Cherkasov, the lawyer for Viktor Filinkov, a defendant in the Network Case, told Bumaga.

“It sends a message,” said Cherkasov. “It is difficult to hope [for a positive outcome], but we are still determined to protect Filinkov’s interests.”

Cherkasov said that he planned in court to point to the faked evidence in the case. He also that he would take the case to the European Court of Human Rights if Filinkov were found guilty. The next hearing in the Network Case in Petersburg should take place between February 25 and February 28.

[In October 2017 and January 2018], antifascists and anarchists were detained in Penza and Petersburg. They were accused of organizing a “terrorist community,” allegedly called “the Network.” Its alleged purpose was to “sway the popular masses for further destabilization of the political situation” in Russia.

The defendants in the case said investigators had tortured them as a way of forcing them to confess and weapons had been planted on their persons and property to further implicate them. [Some of] the arrested men had played airsoft together: this, investigators, said was proof they were planning terrorist attacks.

Investigators claim that the Petersburg defendants in the case, Filinkov and Yuli Boyarshinkov, acted as the group’s sapper and signalman, respectively. Their trial is scheduled to resume in late February.

Translated by the Russian Reader

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Athens, Greece: Update on the arrested 3 comrades after telephone communication

February 9th, 2020

Information on the arrests of anarchists K. Athanassopoulou, D. Valavani and G. Michailidis by telephone communication, 6.2.20

As is already known, the 3 comrades were arrested at 9.30am on Wednesday 29/1.
From the time of arrest until 19.00 pm they were not allowed to contact anyone. The following day, the genetic material was violently taken from the two comrades, after Mihailidis’ DNA was already in their possession. Particularly Dimitra Valavani was hit despite their having been informed of a previous head injury. Her constant demand to call her doctor has been repeatedly denied. Instead, she was taken to hospital after 3 hours, where she was given irrelevant examinations.
All three held a negative attitude during the interrogation. The next day they were taken to an investigator and prosecutor, where they declared their anarchist political identity.
It is worth noting that in addition to the standard investigations in their homes, the counter-terrorism twice entered Dimitra’s grandfather’s house, where he was subsequently sampled for DNA.
The three comrades are strong psychologically and will send more extensive information when they manage to send a communique text.

STRENGTH TO D. VALAVANI, G. MICHAILIDIS AND K. ATHANASOPOULOU.

Source

Translated by Act for freedom now!

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Postal address for imprisoned anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva (Portugal)

February 9th, 2020

Update on the situation of comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

To write to comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

Although we have no [new] news, we are pleased to announce that it is possible to write to our dear Gabriel Pombo Da Silva with the following address:

Gabriel Pombo da Silva
EPPJ Porto
Rua Assis Vaz, 109
4200-096 Porto
Portugal

For now, he will continue to be detained in Portugal until mid-February.
We will keep you informed with more updates about his case.

Free Gabriel!
Free Everyone!
Long live Anarchy!

Actualización de la situación del compa Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

Para escribirle al compañero Gabriel Pombo Da Silva

A pesar de que no tenemos novedades, nos es grato anunciar que es posible escribirle a nuestro querido Gabriel Pombo Da Silva a la siguiente dirección:

Gabriel Pombo da Silva
EPPJ Porto
Rua Assis Vaz, 109
4200-096 Porto
Portugal

De momento, continuará detenido en Portugal hasta la mitad de febrero.
Mantendremos informando con más actualizaciones de su caso.

Gabriel libre!
Todxs libres!
Qué viva la Anarquía!

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Berlin: Patrol car attacked in Kreuzberg (Germany)

February 9th, 2020

In the night from Saturday to Sunday (01.-02.02) we threw stones at a patrol car on the Bethaniendamm. Because the driver braked out of initial overconfidence, we were able to destroy the front and side windows.

This is to be understood as the direct answer to the attacks on our demos this weekend. Whether provocative and beating at the unlock demo on Friday or the Sponti in Kreuzberg on Saturday.

Even if you are caught up in common police state fantasies at your congress, you can be sure of one thing; that we always create moments where the balance of power is in our favour and know how to use it.

You can kill us but the idea of freedom will never die.

REVENGE FOR MARIA!

Source

Translator’s note:

According to media reports, the patrol car was badly damaged and had to be taken to a garage, the two cops also resigned from duty and one was taken to hospital. The night before, riot police got into clashes with stone throwers in Rigaer Street, damaging several of their vehicles and injuring an officer. More about the murder of Maria.

Foto: Pigs collecting stones in Rigaer Street, during riot on 31/01/2020

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Paris, France: Against reform and its world, let us multiply the attacks!

February 7th, 2020

IT/EN/FR

This morning [Friday, January 24, 2020], the inhabitants of the 18th arrondissement of Paris were able to see that the premises of the party Les Républicains [the main right-wing party, formerly “RPR” at the time of Jacques Chirac’s presidency and “UMP” at the time of Nicolas Sazkozy’s presidency] were stormed tonight: the window was shattered and the words “Juppé, Woerth, Delevoye, the same struggle” has been left [Alain Juppé was prime minister during Chirac’s presidency; Eric Woerth was minister of labour in Sarkozy’s presidency; Jean-Paul Delevoye, former RPS, former UMP, who now is a member in parliament of La République en Marche, the party of Emmanuel Macron, was the extender of the pension reform project; France in recent months has been agitated by opposition to this reform project.].

For decades, the French state has been imposing its neoliberal policies on us through the various parties in power. Whether it is the RPR in 1995, the UMP in 2010 or LREM in 2020, they all serve the same objective of the bourgeoisie to exploit us for longer and at a cheaper price.

The workers and the exploited are mobilizing en masse to oppose the Delevoye reform, the government’s response is complete disdain, and it counts on passing its law, no matter what the message of the square. In order to make it bend, in addition to the continuation of the mobilization and the general strike, let’s take it directly to those who are our enemies in the social war: political parties, ministries, capitalist institutions. This is an appeal to multiply actions of this kind!

Let’s show them that they are not at home, outside of the rich neighborhoods, and that never will a Republicains’ place be welcome in the 18th [the poorest area in the French capital].

Let us show them that if they destroy our lives, we will destroy their world, and actions of this kind will become more numerous and offensive.

Let us show them that we are not afraid to retaliate with attacks on their attacks!

Against “Paris en commun” [the coalition supporting the current syndicate, Anne Hidalgo, of the Socialist Party, at the March 2020 municipal councils], for a Paris transformed into a commune, thanks to STAVO* for this work!

* Section Travailleurs.ses Autonomes Venère Offensive.

[Note: In square brackets there are clarifications by the person who translated, useful to understand the context in which the action fits. The acronym “STAVO” means “Section Travailleurs.ses Autonomes Venère Offensive”, in English: “Angry and offensive self-employed workers section”].

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Italy: Convictions in Turin and transfer of Leonardo Landi to Vibo Valentia

February 7th, 2020

IT/EN

Yesterday, January 29th, the sentence of first instance was issued for a trial in which four comrades from Pinerolo were accused. The proceedings, on charges of robbery and injury, involved a clash with a plainclothes carabiniere [a Carabinieri officer, one of the Italian law enforcement forces] during an anti-fascist protest in Pinerolo, in 2018: the charges relating to the carabiniere‘s injuries were dropped and the “robbery” was reclassified as “attempted robbery”, leading to the sentencing of all four defendants to 18 months’ imprisonment and payment of court costs. Since he was wronged with the physical damage, the cop has filed a claim for compensation for moral damages… 500 euros…

Certainly, even these heavy sentences confirm the criminalisation and repression that resistance movements and individuals in revolt are facing these days.

In the meantime, probably between 26 and 27 January, one of the 4 comrades on trial, Leonardo (Leo) – who was in prison in Lucca prison to serve a final sentence for another crime dating back to 2007 [it is a conviction for robbery in the trial for “Ardesia” repressive operation] – was transferred to the prison of Vibo Valentia for reasons that we do not know at the moment.

Solidarity to the comrades convicted for the facts of Pinerolo! Always enemies of cops and fascists!
Against dispersion and isolation: always at Leo’s side and those who resist in the streets and in the galleys!

To write to Leo:

Leonardo Landi
C. C., nuovo complesso
Contrada Cocari
89900 Vibo Valentia
Italia

Anti-repression Fund of the Western Alps
[“Cassa Anti-Repressione delle Alpi occidentali”]

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PDF: ‘A sea of possibilities in the concrete desert: Territory, city and insurrection’ – Madrid & Berlin

February 7th, 2020

PDF: ‘A sea of possibilities in the concrete desert: Territory, city and insurrection

Brochure from squatters and resisting spots in Madrid, Athens and Berlin

This publication is a compilation of texts that emerges from the discussions and the work we started in the wake of the event “A sea of possibilities in the concrete desert. Territory, city and insurrection” that happened in Madrid during June 2019 in Local Emboscada and Local Anarquista Motin. Is the product of a joint work of some comrades from Berlin and Madrid, that does not finish with the publication of this pages and pretends to extend the discussion that we have shared.

What does it mean to take territory against the State and Capitalism? How can we take it through our struggles? How does it work domination in the territories that we inhabit? Does it mean our way of living in a territory a conflict with the system?

December 2019,

Madrid and Berlin.

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Four texts about China/Hong Kong/Coronavirus

February 5th, 2020

“On Wednesday 12th June, when someone shouted out that drones had started flying above them, everyone opened up their umbrellas almost simultaneously.”

Four texts from Dialectical Delinquents:

1. Coronavirus – an exercise in intensified social control.

2. Hong Kong – its relevance to the rest of us… …its resistance to the science & technology of social control.

3. Hong Kong – Latest News.

4. China: A-Z of some moments of international opposition.

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PDF: Against Eugenics and Anthropocide – An Appeal to Abolish Any Artificial Reproduction

February 5th, 2020

PDF: Against Eugenics and Anthropocide

“A crime against humanity is taking place before our eyes.
This crime, born in the brains of biologists and committed through the means of medicine and genetics, presents itself outwardly as a good deed and an emancipation for mankind.
A good deed for victims of sterility (organic or due to the chemical and industrial poisoning of the environment), for single women and couples of the same sex who are naturally infertile.
Emancipation from the living – spontaneous, autonomous and unpredictable – from the constraints of nature from which derives birth with all its uncertainties.
This crime is eugenics (at first called viriculture or aristogenics), the artificial selection of the human species, renamed this way in 1883 by Galton, a cousin of Darwin and also co-inventor of biometrics together with Karl Pearson (1857-1936). Or again race hygiene (Rassenhgyiene) in 1904, by Alfred Ploetz and Ernst Rüdin, two Nazi doctors. …”

Les Amis de Bartleby (Bordeaux), les Chimpanzés gascons (Gascogne), Hors-Sol (Lille), Lieux communs (Paris), Pièces et main d’œuvre (Grenoble), Resistenze al Nanomondo (Italy)
October 2019

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Belgium: Widespread sabotage in Ghent in solidarity with the uprising in Chile

February 5th, 2020

This week, people carried out a direct action in solidarity with the revolution in Chile. The people of Ghent woke up with slogans written on walls, electricity boxes, bridges and more than 60 parking meters covered up in paint.
This action was carried out against the neo-liberalization and in solidarity with the uprising in Chile.

Against all authority here and in Chile.
Fire and flames for every state!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Explosive attack against a Butchershop – For animal liberation and against progress

February 4th, 2020

via Contra Info:

We assume full responsibility for the abandonment of an explosive in front of a butcher shop on Mansilla street, corner Larrea, on Tuesday 28 at night, in Buenos Aires. The device was composed of two cans of butane gas, a firecracker and 1 liter of gasoline. We do not know what happened, but it was intended to damage this exploitative cursed establishment and cause terror to the civilized who exploit animals and damage the earth in the name of progress, without caring about anything.

Let them know that our wicks are ready and our explosives look towards their bastard world of garbage. We will not hesitate to attack, we want to see it burn completely, because those who do not respect the earth or its co-inhabitants do not deserve to exist. We will continue stalking …

For total liberation!
For the war against progress and for wild nature!

Wolves Cell

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Critical Reflections on Solidarity and Recent Rail Disruptions (Kanada)

February 4th, 2020

Anonymous submission to North Shore

Over the past weeks since the call-out for railway disruptions appeared, there have been a half dozen actions targeting train lines in Ontario. These have been diverse, with most involving the use of copper wire to trip the sensor system. One such communique described the added impact of doing multiple, coordinated actions of this kind; another emphasized that this action can safely and easily be done alone; and another reflective one talked through some of the difficulties of preparing and making sure it’s effective, showing the potential for the action to be taken up widely. There was also a surprise demo that blocked the rails, and an incendiary attack on the power supply of a signal station.

These actions have been inspiring and are only a beginning. The raid on Wet’suwet’en territory seems inevitable, and so we would like to echo the calls that have been made to shut down Canada should the RCMP again attack land defenders there. Over the past weeks, anarchists have built up the means to do this by targeting rail lines, so we want to encourage everyone to start scouting and gathering supplies now to be ready to go in the days immediately following a raid. The disruptions that have already happened show that this strategy allows for a diversity of tactics, so there are many ways of answering this call, though the potential small, discrete groups seems particularly promising. Read the rest of this entry »

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