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Italy: Subversive Publications Fair, Cagliari, January 24/25/26

January 10th, 2020

Subversive Publications Fair, Cagliari, January 24/25/26, with a discussion on publishing and propaganda
Magazines, papers and other forms of propaganda of the struggle and subversive ideas have always been persecuted by all sorts of regimes. Rendered clandestine, outlawed or banned, seized by police, they have never ceased to exist.

If this seems like an old story to you, one that stinks of the fascist regime, you are wrong!

In 2019 three repressive operations followed one after the other against different situations of struggle around the Italian State, “Scintilla” in Turin, “Renata” in Trento and “Lince” in Sardinia, which although in different ways, all have a similar character: the attack on instruments of publishing and propaganda which these realities use, attributing a central role to them in the investigation. Charges and arrests have been made against editors, but this certainly isn’t anything new.

This attention and consequent repression by the State demonstrates that propaganda still plays a potentially “subversive” role: to build up a narrative and spread news which is different from the mainstream is something that scares power, more engaged than ever in covering the obscenities perpetrated every day in the form of wars, environmental devastation, deportations and so on. To resist these attacks, aimed at taking away some of the last instruments for those who struggle, seems more imperative to us than ever.
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Italy: ‘Not rotten apples’ – Solidarity poster for anarchist comrade Paska

January 10th, 2020

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Note: Paska, as Giovanni and Ghespe, are actually at house arrest (since June 2019). Paska, Giovanni and Ghespe were arrested at August 3, 2017, in the context of a repressive operation against anarchists in Florence. In the sentence of July 22, 2019, in the trial for the “Panico” operation, Paska, Giovanni and Ghespe were convicted to 9 years and 10 months, 9 years, 10 months and 15 days, and 9 years respectively. “Panico” trial is the result of the union of several proceedings, including the one linked to the “Panico” repressive operation of January 31, 2017 (which involved three house arrest, some restrictions and searches with the main accusation of “criminal association”) and the repressive operation of August 3, 2017, which involved eight arrests, searches and the eviction of La Riottosa occupation, in Florence, with accusations (for the eight anarchists arrested) of having carried out an explosive attack against “Il Bargello” bookstore (Florence, January 1, 2017) – a space linked to fascists and the fascist party “Casapound” -, an action during which a policeman was seriously injured and lost part of a hand and an eye, and an arson attack on a carabinieri station in the neighborhood of Rovezzano (Florence, April 21, 2016). Paska, Giovanni and Ghespe were sentenced mainly for accusations related to the attack against the fascist library. Nine anarchists were sentenced for “criminal association” and generally about twenty anarchists were condemned.

Not rotten apples

September 17, 2019, saw the start of the trial against our comrade Paska, accused of resistance and grievous bodily harm towards some of his jailers during a transfer.

A couple of pushes against a few of the escort screws was the least he could do after the treatment they had reserved for him on various occasions: the latest being the rally driving of the paddy wagon that caused him a strong blow to his head and ribs during the transfer of October 18, 2018.

On the other hand, since his arrival at La Spezia the prison management had decided to arbitrarily reserve even more restrictive measures for him such as delaying mail, bans on meeting others, isolation up to the 14bis isolation regime level as well as being forbidden to go to the yard with the other prisoners.

That doesn’t surprise us. In the year 2018 – 2019 alone La Spezia prison boasts no less than 5 deaths out of about 230 prisoners, added to the acts of self-harm and beatings as a daily occurrence: the normality of a prison considered to be among the most progressive in Italy.

It is, therefore, within the normal execution of their functions that escort guards Luigi Viziello and Stefano Cenderelli covered our comrade in insults, kicks and punches. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘The Prisoner’s Herbal’ by Nicole Rose

January 10th, 2020

The Prisoner’s Herbal is a herbal medicine book written by an ex-prisoner for people in prison who want to learn about the medicinal properties of plants commonly found in prison courtyards. It contains ten detailed plant profiles, as well as instructions on how to prepare plant medicines in prison. It also includes tips and tricks for making the most out of foods, spices and condiments available from the prison canteen. So far 99% of copies have got into prisons in the UK and the US without censorship.

Books are available for free to prisoners. Or if the group has the funds, ABC groups are welcome to purchase them for £1.20 a copy. Sales of the books to people on the outside have been fundraising to cover the costs of posting them to people on the inside.

Books can either be posted to prisoners directly or to groups to distribute among their networks.

You can learn more about the book here:
https://solidarityapothecary.org/prisonersherbal/

To request copies please email Nicole at info (at) solidarityapothecary (dot) org

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Más de dos meses de revuelta contra el Estado de Chile: Raudos balances, instintivas proyecciones y permanentes negaciones

January 10th, 2020

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“La pasión por la destrucción es también la pasión creadora”
Mijail Bakunin
“La insurrección es una fiesta. El ruido de su derrota nos divierte”
Fuerzas Autónomas y Destructivas León Czolgosz

El avance de la revuelta: Días y meses en el combate

La revuelta que sacude a la región chilena sigue sin interlocutores válidos ni una dirección que la guíe. Continúa acéfala, autoconvocada, caótica y destructiva… imparable, a pesar de lxs muertxs, heridxs, mutiladxs y lxs casi 2.000 mil presxs que repletan aún más las cárceles de todo Chile. La chispa comenzada por una estrategia de evasión masiva al tren subterraneo en respuesta a una nueva alza del pasaje, cristalizó la continuidad de luchas y métodos contra el poder, desatándose con toda la fuerza y vitalidad un 18 de octubre.

Las constantes réplicas del terremoto que significó los primeros días de la revuelta se repiten diariamente en mayor o menor intensidad, expresadas en audaces ataques a comisarías, símbolos del capitalismo y en los duros enfrentamientos con carabineros. Aunque se perciba un cierto desgaste (normal y entendible después de más de 80 jornadas de combate), la violencia contra el poder goza de buena salud, legitimándose como la principal herramienta para quebrar con todo lo impuesto en sectores que hasta hace poco la condenaban. Esto último junto con la inexistencia de una conducción definida, creemos que representan, de una u otra forma, los ingredientes principales que han llevado a que la revuelta permanezca incontrolable.
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Greta Thunberg: The Billionaires’ Favourite

January 10th, 2020

via Winter Oak/Acorn, check original for full links, not included here due to hostile sources. Against the techno-capitalist nightmare future:

“Wow, this is unbelievable!” tweeted Greta Thunberg in response to the news that she had been named Time magazine Person of the Year for 2019.

Only it wasn’t, because the owner of Time is one of the wealthy business people who have been aiding and abetting her meteoric rise to fame.

What is truly unbelievable is that there is still anyone out there who has not grasped that the Greta brand (rather than the person herself) has been carefully manufactured and exploited to promote a particular block of vested financial interests. Read the rest of this entry »

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Athens, Greece: About the New Trial Against Revolutionary Struggle

January 9th, 2020

The new trial against Revolutionary Struggle [Επαναστατικού Αγώνα, ‘Epanastatikòs Agonas’] will continue at the special court in Korydallos Prison (Athens) on Friday, January 10th, 2020, at 9:00AM. This ongoing legal proceeding against the organization and its members is part of the wider series of trials that continue to involve and be directed against the comrades, in particular Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis. The charges in this trial relate to a car bomb abandoned and discovered by the police in the summer of 2017, seven months after Pola Roupa’s arrest on January the 5th of the same year. Nikos Maziotis, however, has been in prison since July 16th, 2014. In this trial the comrades are accused of “supplying, possessing and manufacturing explosives”. [The date of the hearing for this new trial was announced on Athens Indymedia here].

Revolutionary Struggle is a revolutionary anarchist organization that – since the night of December 5th, 2003, with a double explosive attack against the 1st degree court in Athens – has carried out countless actions against the state and capital in Greece. The group’s actions and analyses were directed against structures, apparatuses and institutional and repressive representatives of the Greek State (IE: 1st degree court, police stations, riot police, Korydallos prison, ministries of labour and economy, former Minister of Public Order G. Voulgarakis), international capital structures, representatives of Greek and international economic power, multinational companies and structures of other states (IE: Ministry of the Economy, Citibank, Royal Dutch Shell, Eurobank, Athens Stock Exchange, National Bank of Greece, Embassy of the United States of America).

On March 10th, 2010, Lambros Fountas, an anarchist and a member of the organization, was killed by police officers while expropriating a vehicle in Dafni (Athens). Read the rest of this entry »

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France: Anti-Prison Days in Bure – 2nd to 8th March 2020

January 9th, 2020

Hi, we are organizing an anti-prison week during the first week of March in Bure & around (place of struggle against a project of center for burying nuclear waste). (Link) + (info about Bure : bureburebure.info)

You are welcome to come and we would be happy if you wanted to propose a discussion/radio listening/or other about your activities. Topics we are interested in for this days are; state repressions and anarchists counter-strategies, women and LGBTQ in prison, migrants imprisonment and theoretical discussion around idea of prison abolition (or demolition) and anarchist idea of justice. Of course would be nice to here from you about your approach to all this topics but it isn’t our expectations. However we feel that topics around women, LGBTQ community and migrants are still enough to highlight in the anti-prison context, so if those topics are ones that you also consider in your daily ABCs work we would be happy to give you space to share it.

Below is a first draft of the program but it will change for sure cuz it’s strongly depend from answers of others groups: Read the rest of this entry »

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Berlin, Germany: Solidarity Means Attack – Action for Squats in Greece

January 8th, 2020

On the 6th of January, we chose to open a banner amidst the crossroad of Liebig and Rigaer Strasse and attack a police car in order to show our solidarity with the threatened house projects in Berlin and the evicted squats in Athens.

The banner says: “Solidarity with Squats in Greece – Revenge 4 Koukaki Eviction”.

When it was installed across the street, a patrol car arrived and was attacked with stones by the backup team and forced to flee.

There are some similar conditions for the anarchist movement in Berlin and Athens, for example the aim of the government to eliminate us and take our neighborhoods and occupied spaces. Despite the differences between the movement in Germany and Greece, the enemy is the same. The smell of garbage in uniforms is the same, the barriers of the prison is the same. Ultimately, the goal of these two states are the same, to eliminate the resistance of the fighting anarchist movements.
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Interview with Anarchist Prisoner Amadeu Casellas in Catalonia

January 7th, 2020

via AMW:

Since June 2018, the anarchist prisoner Amadeu Casellas is back in prison, accused of stealing 300,000 euros in Sabadell, Catalonia. As told by Amadeu, at the time of arrest, he was working at his home; they found absolutely nothing and also the victim did not recognize him at first, the judge took no consideration of these details when decreeing detention. He is currently imprisoned in Brians I prison in Catalonia. The following interview comes from the revolutionary website La Haine.

I first send my solidarity and that of La Haine to you in this new prison in which you’ve been suffering for months. How do you feel?

Very good.

How was your arrest and this new accusation?

At about 5 am they blew open the door where I lived. I was sleeping. I heard the noise and at first thought it was a neighbor, did not even think it was for me. Hooded police entered, threw themselves on me. I was hurt in the fifth and sixth vertebrae and I had to be taken to Granollers hospital. I had to wear a collar for about 20 days and was prescribed an anti-inflammatory.

I was accused of armed robbery. Some 20 policemen checked, and found nothing. Read the rest of this entry »

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UK: Sabotage, Subvertising and Solidarity in Bristol

January 7th, 2020

ES: Reino Unido: Acciones Solidarias en Bristol
FR: Bristol (UK) : Sabotage, subversion et solidarité

Many who were driving home for Christmas (or on their relentless commute for the 9-5) will have been dazzled by the 2 huge LED adverts that light up the motorway (and the night sky beyond) in Bristol. Bored of the false dreams and fairy lights, we damaged the billboards by attacking the main mechanisms in the back of the glittery display. We also smashed a computer console that is part of the spectacle.

Lots of people decorated with tinsel and trees… but we redecorated another billboard, this time by BT (British Telecom). Their new campaign reads “Open for Business: Not Attack”. We said: “Open to attack on all shit businesses! Anarchy!”.

While the country distracts itself with thoughts of a ‘Happy New Year’, and zombies wander the streets addicted to their smart phones… we prefer a more direct way to communicate. The Christmas period just means more isolation and time locked in cells for most prisoners.. Even when people are unlocked, they have to pay way more than the normal rate to make phone calls. BT make a huge profit from their prison contract and have the monopoly on all phones in UK prisons.

This action is a small nod to all those inside during this time of year… especially Kevan Thakrar and the Park Bench 3.

Fire to the prisons!

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PDF: “Sobre Fantasmas Insurreccionales y Banderas Falsas” – Núcleos Antagónicos de la Nueva Guerrilla Urbana (Chile)

January 5th, 2020

“Sobre Fantasmas Insurreccionales y Banderas Falsas” – Núcleos Antagónicos de la Nueva Guerrilla Urbana (Lectura)

“Sobre Fantasmas Insurreccionales y Banderas Falsas” – Núcleos Antagónicos de la Nueva Guerrilla Urbana (Impresion)

In Favor of Revolutionary Violence: Introduction of Analysis of the Revolt in Chile

Introduction translated by AMW.

The following is the introduction to “On Insurrectional Ghosts and False Flags,” a text by Antagonistic Nuclei of the New Urban Guerrilla that analyzes the revolt that has taken place in Chile during the fourth quarter of 2019.

The use of revolutionary violence has been vilified, and unimaginable amounts of blasphemies, myths and false rumors have arisen around it. We have heard that it is useless, that it contributes nothing, that it is only functional to repress, that it is used by infiltrators and/or immature elements, that it has short political projectivity, that it does not represent the people, etc., etc., etc…

In this text we will not attempt to make a detailed analysis of its use at the historical level. To do this, just look for examples in any history book. Its contributions to the struggle that dignifies the lives of people, regardless of where it is used, the regime it fights, or the idiosyncrasies of those who employ it, has contributed significantly to its development. It is not necessary to mention that neither slavery, nor feudalism, nor monarchies, nor abusive working hours, nor colonialism, nor the most basic civil rights, nor the number of dictatorships have been defeated with only peaceful methods. Therefore, we consider that discarding this tool is nonsense in relation to the revolutionary cause. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anarchist Black Cross Festival in Vienna (Austria)

January 5th, 2020

Dear comrades!

We want to invite you for the next ABC-Solidarity-Festival in Vienna starting at Thursday 23. to Sunday 26. April 2020.

It would be great if you come to Vienna with your merch, books and info tables, workshops, bands, tattoo tools or other ideas how to participate at the festival. It is a great opportunity to get connected with comrades from all over Europe and to discuss several issues about our struggles, perspectives, projects and critics.

If you want to offer a workshop or play with your band: Please contact us as soon as possible to fix the details – for the workshop you have normally two hours all in all. The workshops are on Friday or Saturday, starting at 1 in the afternoon. Have a look at the timetable of the last years:
https://abcfestvienna.noblogs.org/program-2017

It would be a pleasure to see you in Vienna (of course you are very
welcome also during the year).

All the best and warm hugs from us,
ABC Vienna

https://abcfestvienna.noblogs.org

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Some report backs from New Year’s Eve Prison Demos

January 5th, 2020

USA

More Than 25 Cities Light Up the Night Against Prisons & Migrant Detention Camps

Sacramento, CA: NYE Noise Demo Report Back

Omaha, NE: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Baldwin, MI: Noise Demo Rallies Against Geo Group’s Notorious Detention Camp

Philly Noise Demo Reportback

Elsewhere

New Year’s Light Show for the Prisoners of the Quebec City Detention Center (Canada)

Update from the gathering outside the hellhole of P. Ralli on New Year’s Eve (Athens, Greece)

via It’s Going Down, PHL AntiCap, Athens IMC and MTL Counter-info.

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Propagacion Anarquica de vuelta y difusión de texto

January 5th, 2020

Después de un largo periodo sin actividad, nuestro blog vuelve a las andadas. Durante este tiempo tuvimos severos problemas con el servidor y la pagina no se desplegaba (a pesar de que seguía existiendo). Nos tomó bastante tiempo poder resolverlo pero por fin lo logramos. Muchas cosas transcurrieron internacionalmente: revueltas generalizadas en Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, así como protestas violentas de mujeres en México.

Nuestro cálido saludo a quienes se mantienen y mantendrán rebeldes, refractarixs, inteligentes e incontrolables a pesar de la paz civilizada con la que siempre nos quieren domesticar. Nuestra lucha no se seduce ni por reformas ni por nuevas constituciones ni mucho menos por su asesino progreso. Hemos subido algunas entradas que tienen que ver con el tema para mantener el archivo, pero no quisimos dar cobertura total porque esto ya lo han hecho otras paginas afines y ademas ya quedaban fuera de tiempo. Lo que sí quisimos fue archivar los últimos aportes de escritos, acciones y comunicados salidos de México para mantener el seguimiento de la actividad aquí desarrollada, así como un escrito critico con el izquierdismo feminista realizado por la compañera italiana Anna Benniamino el cual creemos que es importante rescatar. De igual manera hemos recibido algunos aportes originales de compañerxs que iremos subiendo poco a poco, como lo es el caso del escrito histórico sobre El Loco Ron ¿eco-anarquista primigenio? Con el que refrescamos la actividad del blog. Ya para terminar con estas palabras dejamos un listado de las entradas que decidimos archivar para que quien quiera pueda localizarlas de manera sencilla y cronológica.

Nuestra fuerza y solidaridad con todxs lxs compañerxs represaliadxs en Grecia, Alemania, Italia, Rusia, Ucrania, Estados Unidos, Indonesia, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina y cualquier otro rincon que se nos olvide mencionar.

Salud y ánimo

Propagación Anárquica

www.propagacionanarquica.noblogs.org

Texto “El loco Ron ¿eco-anarquistaprimigenio? en el siguiente link:

https://propagacionanarquica.noblogs.org/post/2019/12/31/el-loco-ron-eco-anarquista-primigenio/

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Statement on the Assassination of an Iranian State Terrorist – Qasem Soleimani (Iraq)

January 5th, 2020

Qasem Soleimani has long tormented the people and we congratulate the survivors of his crimes in the Middle East, particularly Syria, Iraq and Yemen. And while we are glad for the death of this war criminal, we declare our strong opposition to the possibility of a state war (between US state terrorism and Iranian state terrorism).

Hours ago, Qasem Soleimani, one of the top military officials of the Iranian government who was responsible for the Middle East, was killed on the direct order of Donald Trump in Baghdad.

Qasem Soleimani was a genocidal man that has killed thousands of men, women, and children in the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. He lead sieges for Assad and recruited Afghan refugees in Iran, many of them children, to die in the Syrian civil war. This state assassination was carried out by the United States in the obvious interest of Donald Trump’s election and what was done has not been and will not be in the interests of the people in the Middle East.

Despite much commotion and controversy made by the Islamic regime over its security and intelligence capabilities, we see that in fact this regime is not capable of maintaining its most important transnational force and Qasem Soleimani was assassinated as soon as the US decided to remove him.

On the one hand, the viciousness of the criminal Islamic regime became more apparent and on the other hand, it further showed the corrupt nature of US state terrorism, which does not care about the lives of their own nor those of the people in the Middle East—otherwise these Iranian state terrorists could have been easily hunted down over the years.

We reiterate that the contemporary Middle East is shaped by wars, massacres, displacement, and famine because of religious fanatics and terrorists on the one hand and the interference of international capitalists and backers (Eastern and Western Imperialism) on the other.

We hope all of these religious terrorists are killed as soon as possible and these murderous state governments will be destroyed so that the people of the Middle East live again in peace and prosperity.

آدرس و اسامی صفحات مرتبط با اتحادیه آنارشیستهای ایران و افغانستان

Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran, May 24, 2018

P.S: The possibility of joining new people and groups of anarchists will be permanent

The Union has many social media and other communication channels. You will find them at the bottom of this page.

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