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Anti-Mining Struggle in Barangay Anislagan (Philippines)

June 3rd, 2010

ANTI-MINING STRUGGLE IN BRGY. ANISLAGAN PLACER SURIGAO DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES

(A View of Endless Resistance)

Anislagan, characterized by plain, rolling to hilly and mountainous terrain, with a total land area of 841.24 hectares forms part of the watershed area of Placer. Its total population is 1,392 persons (around 319households). Majority of the residents are farmers, mainly producing coconut, rice and banana. Anislagan was severely hit by typhoon Lilang in 1980’s, which practically destroyed livelihood and property. This forced the residents to engage in gold panning along the river to feed their families. Read the rest of this entry »

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How long will we still accept without reacting? (Italy)

May 31st, 2010

Ferrara, Italy. On the nth beating by the cops

On February 24 2010 four immigrant kids are arrested in the centre of Ferrara [northern Italy] and taken to the carabinieri (paramilitary police) station of Via Del Campo. There the cops attack the kids furiously: it looks like the usual story of police brutality hidden behind the walls of a prison, the darkness of a neighbourhood in the night or, as in this case, the conspiracy of silence in a police station. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in No Borders |

About the Social War in Greece

May 31st, 2010

The interpretations have been given… Time for our desires to speak.

During the trial of the 17th November armed group we witnessed a spectacular performance, which amongst others, attempted with the application of the upgraded law concerning criminal acts- “anti”-terror law- to earn also social legitimization. The law’s elaborately vague and extended framework (with the possibility for DNA testing, with the article on criminal conspiracy… with the depoliticisation of the history, the theory and the actions of the group) appeared to secure in the legal arsenal that necessary method which is able to strike every existent or attempted project of subversion of bourgeois democracy, without having to accept the political status of its enemy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Police lack sense of humour (Italy)

May 31st, 2010

From Lecce, Italy. The Church and the State, a long story of collaboration.

An anti-religion demonstration took place in the centre of Lecce [southern Italy] on April 30, with an exhibition, leaflets, megaphone and discussions on sexuality, abortion, personal freedoms, obscurantism. All these questions are obsessively brandished by the Church, as it tries to intrude its tentacles in the intimacy of everyone.

Nothing strange so far, except that the terrible demonstrators, just for fun, were offering desecrated wafers, wine of the Madonna and sweets of free love to passer-bys. Funny games were also being played to cheer the sunny afternoon of the very bigoted and bourgeois city of Lecce. But, as everybody knows, the pigs in uniform don’t like having fun except when they massacre those who end up in their barracks and police stations. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Cognitive Liberty, Social Control |

Barangay Anislagan Farmers call for action against Philex (Philippines)

May 30th, 2010

LOCAL FARMERS AT STAKE, ENDURE SEVERE HARDSHIPS CAUSED BY MINING EXPLORATION

The Lower Anislagan Farmers Irrigators Association, Inc. (LAFIA) of Barangay Anislagan, Placer Surigao Del Norte, and Sta. Cruz Farmers Irrigators Association Inc. (SFIA) Sta. Cruz, Placer, Surigao Del Norte is non stock, non-profit organization of small farmers and landowners being gravely affected by the mining operations of Silangan Mindanao Mining Company, Inc. (SMMCI) of Philex Mining Corporation- a Canadian-based multinational. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Eco Struggle |

Cellphone Antenna Sabotaged with Fire, Bristol (UK)

May 23rd, 2010

21 May 2010

“FOR SELF-ORGANISATION & ANTI-CAPITALIST RESISTANCE

May 21, 2010, approx 2.30am.

A ‘T-mobile’ repeater was destroyed by fire. All effort was made not to endanger any life and the mast was chosen due to its distance from residential buildings and activity. The fence was cut with bolt-croppers and placed at the base of the antenna, wrapped around the electrical cables powering the mast, was a cut tyre filled with rags soaked in paraffin. Soaked rags were also tied to the cables and tucked into the tyre. Firelighters were used to ignite the lot. The antenna was situated near the central Temple Meads railway station close to a new ‘urban development’ area.

Destructive acts against the telecommunications infrastructure of capitalist economy are simple and reproducible, as are attacks against other facets of industrial society. The system relies on a network of cables, antennas and power units to enforce and sustain its exploitation. Far from being a faceless abstract enemy, the conduits of commodity production remain attackable at many points, vulnerable to our courage, rage and joy.

We dedicate this action to the arrested anarchists Constantino, Luca and Silvia in Switzerland, accused of conspiring against a nano-tech facility; to all the prisoners of the social struggle in Greece and to all those who have begun to fight, in a myriad of places, of different tongues, races and names.

FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL STRUGGLE AGAINST STATE & CAPITAL”

Cells of Fire: Storm of Butterflies

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Factory defaced and d-locked in Derby (UK)

May 20th, 2010

“Last night the distribution center of the Rolls Royce factory in Derby was targeted by autonomous individuals against the war machine.

The gates were d-locked and the walls were covered in graffiti stating that “Rolls Royce profits from the war machine.” “Fuck Rolls Royce.”

The war machine puts profit and power over the lives of people, companies like Rolls Royce are part of this. The war machine exemplifies the ways in which the rich and powerful oppress and dispossess the majority of people, destroying homes and communities, enforcing migration, and irrevocably harming land bases. Fuck the war machine. Fuck Rolls Royce. Resist Now. No more profit.”

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Repression in Turin (Italy)

May 20th, 2010

Turin – 4 occupations searched, 3 people arrested and others to house arrest.

Waiting for news, we communicate that, around 6am of the mourning, the Digos (political police) has searched many occupations (Asilo, Barocchio, Mezcal, Askatasuna) and houses, arresting three people, notifing some house arrests (it seems they’re 4 people) and to others, the requirement to sign in at the local police station. The repressive operation it’s a revenge for the riots occurred on the first eviction of L’Ostile, the restricted measures are emaned by PM Rinaudo. … Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Social Control |

Polish anarchist imprisoned in Athens (Greece)

May 16th, 2010

Polish anarchist, Michal Pawlak, was arrested in Greece on 6th of December 2009 and is awaiting trial for making explosives in the infamous Koridallos prison in Athens.

Despite the lack of evidence, Michal was detained for 6 months, and as the information about his imprisonment hasn’t reach the Greek comrades he hasn’t received much support from outside the walls until now. Only recently he manage to inform his Polish frieds about the detention and the campaign of support is under way.
According to the Greek law, the court will consider his release only after half a year of detention, in June this year. Besides that Michal remains in a high spirit, asking the comrades outside to send him anarchist literature and press in Polish or English to help him in keeping hope for the coming release.

His prison address:

Michal Pawlak
Dikastikes Filakes Koridallos
T.K.18110 Athens
Greece

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Pigs, Nazis and repression- AntiFa demo in Bialystok (Poland)

May 16th, 2010

On 24th of April 2010 at 2 PM by the St. Roch church there was supposed to be an anti-fascist demonstration. The increased activity of police was observed in the city from the early morning hours. Around noon the groups of fascists started to cruise around the streets of the city. About 1 PM fascists gathered in the group of approximately 30-40 persons at the assembly point of the demonstration. Read the rest of this entry »

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Greek Embassy in Prague attacked (Czech)

May 14th, 2010

27 April 2010

“Anarchist Lambros, A. M. Bonanno, Stratigopoulos, Dimitrakis, Maziotis, Kortetis, Stathopoulos, Gournas, Poupa, Nikitopoulos and many others, whose names we will never learn are marked as terrorists by the media because they fight against such a terrorist system as capitalism.

In a system in which money is always in the first place, human life has no value. Anarchists have different priorities. Money is of no importance to them, human life is more important.

The mainstream media will not tell you the truth, you have to search for other sources of information.

Governments and capitalists make debts which we, the working people, have to pay for.

To show solidarity with the Greek anarchists and the whole proletariat, we have damaged the Greek embassy in Prague.

We chose the day of international solidarity with our imprisoned comrade, anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis.
We demand the immediate release of all our comrades!

We will not tolerate repression by this system! The popular uprising in Greece is our inspiration and proof that we can
take back our lives!

Fight for a fight!”

Angry Brigade

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Letter from Giannis Dimitrakis, anarchist prisoner (Greece)

May 11th, 2010

In a society of deceit and hypocrisy, of backstabbing and betrayal; there where human relationships are molded on personal profit and exploitation, within the narrow limits of involuntary/obligatory choices, the scope of creating honest and sincere ties of social or political solidarity becomes constricted, suffocated. And if in many cases personal interest and vanity create a concrete mass in a common course between those in power, economic elites, political groups and other subgroups thus creating the illusion of a solid front, then in as many other cases it has been proven that when these same are confronted with pressuring and extremely negative conditions with the possibility of a total collapse approaching, the seeming powerful gluing element which created these cohesive bonds retreats in an instant, leaving behind a crowd of subhumans, each one looking to save themselves and not hesitating of handing over into the hands of the until lately common enemy their until recently political-social-economic partner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Montreal – CN Rail Blocked (Canada)

May 11th, 2010

1 May 2010

“Overnight April 30-May 1st, the CN rail lines just west of Montreal were blocked so as to stymie regular rail traffic along one of the busiest sections of rail in the country.

These rails are an integral part of the underpinnings of a world we hate, built by the colonizers who introduced judges, police, and their prisons to this land. We approach this and other bedrocks of capital with an eye for
destruction: for every rail blocked, a camera smashed. For every cop car put to ruin, a prison razed.

We are inspired in part by the handful of other rail blockades in the Montreal-Toronto corridor in the last few years, although ours are different in form.

From coast to coast, we will act on the desires we feel in the pit of our stomachs, in the cockles of our hearts, until the rush of our longing to put an end to this world of cages and surveillance washes the freight train of social control into the sea.”

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Freedom for Costantino, Silvia and Billy (Switzerland)

May 3rd, 2010

On the 15th of April Costantino, Silvia and Billy were arrested in Switzerland under the charge of transport of explosive material and of having tried to use it.

We affirm our absolute solidarity with them. Their identity and their struggle is the identity and struggle of all revolutionaries, because they fought with passion, persistency and absolute will against the state and capitalism, who has produced wars, death, environmental destruction, exploitation, surpression and profit for those in power. And the control and bio- and nanotechnological development are some of the instruments in the hands of those in power, to preserve these circumstances. Read the rest of this entry »

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