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Probation Offices Attacked in Bristol (UK)

March 17th, 2010

17 March 2010

“At 2am on 17 March, anarchists attacked the inner-city probation offices in Stokes Croft, Bristol.

Paintbombs were thrown, the windows destroyed, were to personnel gates locks attached and slogans ” No Prison – No State” and ” For Lambros” on the walls were spray-painted. This activity is inaugurated on the death of our comrade Lambros of Athens in Greece, who was murdered by cops and represents part of our active denial of the control system. This attack came also in solidarity with Alfredo and Christos, with G20 and Gaza defendants, and with all prisoners who fight.”

Hooligans with Conscience

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Lambros, Our Comrade! (Greece)

March 13th, 2010

The struggle of those who fight against all forms of power, who are anxious that each moment should not be wasted and who stubbornly maintain the belief that we are capable of creating a free and non-authoritarian world, is as distant from any kind of mythology or fiction as the earth is from the moon.

This struggle has had, has and will have countless casualties; dead, captured, and people who desist because they lose hope or compromise themselves because the powers that be have found the low or high price to buy them off.

Those seeking saints, martyrs or messiahs, or heroes and mythical beasts, are ultimately no different from those who do not miss the opportunity to point the finger at the scoundrels, the black sheep, the criminally suspect and those who politically have already lost. Both the superior beings depicted by one side and the extremist creatures from the other are equally expendable. In either case the purpose is to keep everyone sedated and docile, despite what the proponents of either side might claim.

Some ecstatically speak of those ‘sacrificed’, while the others piously try to measure the political loss. It is of little importance whether this convergence is achieved due to fanaticism or delusion, ignorance or expediency, for reasons of political visibility and survival or practising dogmatism. Those who are supposed to object shout to convince everyone that they have unfinished business with them, but this fraud is difficult to conceal. But so be it. This scenario is true and played to death, but the beaten path is always the most secure. Always? Or maybe it is not?

The following words, and those preceding them, are not the product of an obligation or sense of duty. Nor are they part of any revolutionary obituary. They are far away from and hostile to any attempt to mythologizing, ownership, engaging or disengaging, against the mud slung and the depreciation, which authority is already trying to spread after the disclosure of the identity and photograph of a dead “terrorist” following a gunfight with cops in Daphne. Lambros Fountas, who fell dead in a shootout with the crew of the police squad car in the area of Daphne is known for his anarchist activities.

Dromi Tis Orgis (Streets of Rage)

From his years as a high school student he was socially active and would later join the anarchist group MAVRO AGATHI (Black Thorn), who issued the DROMI TIS ORGIS (Streets of Rage) zine/pamphlet/serial. He was active and participated in marches, rallies, social conflicts, demonstrations, flyposting, discussions and social events.

He was one of the thousands of young people not enrolled at the time with any political youth party involved in the student occupations, demonstrations and clashes prior to and after the murder of Professor N. Temponera in Patras. Those young people were inspired by the insurrectional events of January 1991 as well as anarchist ideas and practices that they appropriated with a vitality which words are incapable of describing. The anarchist group Black Thorn, until its dissolution, participated in the Co-operation of Anarchist Groups and Individuals for Social Solidarity and Diverse Action.

During the occupation of the Polytechnical University of Athens in 1995 for the anniversary of the 1973 Uprising, Lambros Fountas was among the 504 who were arrested by the repressive state forces that invaded the university grounds on the morning of November 18th. He was, therefore, among so many young people of a generation that the politically correct were quick to describe as lost. Among all those who chose their partners’ hand and travelled the 1990s from protest to protest, from roadblock to roadblock, standing in solidarity with passion in every social aspect, who chose to confront power with their rights and their wrongs, their differences amongst themselves and their stubbornness, confounding the authority that wanted them to simply be passers by in the social struggles. Not that there weren’t any such people. Quite the contrary. Since then I have met up with Lambros and been side by side many times in marches, roadblocks and clashes.

We solemnly believe that what the people who fight leave behind them, is what they really contribute and is not superficial to the liberation process from the shackles of oppression and exploitation. This is a legacy that transcends any needs, decisions and choices.

Because the means are not an end in themselves and don’t differentiate those fighting, but rather reveal possibilities, they don’t sanctify those who choose one or another form, nor do they put anyone on a pedestal. There are no unknown comrades who have been unfairly lost. Nor is the point principally, in these situations, the search for operational errors.

Equally, however, we do not agree with the logic that explanations are the privilege of priests, initiates or those well-educated in internal affairs or with those who deal with cases and craft scenarios all the time, that the answer may begin and end with motto: loss is a necessary evil. Our position must be straightforward and outspoken.

We close, saying goodbye to Lambros with an Indian wish (and certainty):”The next time (we meet) will be better!”

ANARCHIST ARCHIVE OF ATHENS 11/3/10

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Solidarity attack against Red Cross in Paris (France)

March 12th, 2010

9 March 2009

On the day of the hearing in Turin (Italy) against the comrades arrested last 23rd February, and accused of « criminal associations » for their struggles against the Detention Centers for Migrants ; one week before the decision of the judge against the 10 accused of the arson of the Vincennes detention in Paris [France], six offices of the Red Cross have been attacked in Paris, in the night of 9th March.

Located in the 3th, 5th, 9th, 11th, 12th and 18th district, they have been covered with posters, and graffiti, while their locks have been sabotaged and some windows smashed. Graffiti like « Red Cross deports », « Red Cross collaborates with deportations » covered the area of some offices.

Solidarity with Turin comrades
Liberty for all, with or without papers
Let’s sabotage the deportation machine !

nb: The International Red Cross are heavily involved with the detention and deportation machinery for migrants across Fortress Europe and beyond, they are considered a target because they maintain and also ‘soften’ in mediatic terms the conditions of imprisonment, without helping those people who struggle for themselves for freedom, their only crime being not holding the ‘right’ identity papers.

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Amadeu Casellas is Free! (Catalunya)

March 11th, 2010

Amadeu Casellas has been released today 10th March around noon, after 24 years of imprisonment. Once examined all the charges, the prison director concluded that Amadeu has spent 8 more years in prison than he should have had. Amadeu was first arrested in 1979, for robbing banks to fund raise social and workers’ struggles. During his imprisonment he’s always kept a strong spirit and has fought hard for freedom, justice and prisoners’
rights; only in the past 2 years he’s done 3 hunger strikes. …

Until all are free!

Bristol ABC

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Honour to Lambros Foundas (Greece)

March 11th, 2010

35 year-old Anarchist comrade shot dead by police in Dafni, Athens, 10 March 2010.

“Comrade Lambros was a real fighter and an example for all of us. True rebel, sworn enemy of inaction. Austere, sober, selective, determined. UNTIL THE END, HEAD of himself. Furthermore, he did not fall into the trap of making a contract with his life. A contract with life is for those who get divorced into the selection of legal transaction.
Consider these not-so-grand, but honest words, as a last farewell to a comrade and freedom fighter.
Let history speak …”

Giorgos Voutsis-Bogiatzis
Prison, 11 Μarch 2010

After the end of the big demo in Athens today a group of people approached the Ministry of Culture in Bouboulinas from the back street (Zaimi), walked into the parking lot and set fire to a State van parked in the internal courtyard of the Ministry, in memory of the comrade Lambros.

Not one moment of peace for the class enemy – Honour to Lambros Foundas.

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Dark Nights #6 Anarchist & Anti-Prison Newsletter March 2010

March 10th, 2010

Dark Nights is an irregularly published anarchist & anti-prison publication of resistance reports and repression news. Existing since 2005 this free newsletter has been printed and read in many places around the world, encouraging replication and collaboration.

#6 Contents:

Alfredo & Christos denied bail (Greece)
European Social Repression (About the arrests in Berlin & Paris)
Alfredo accused of second bank robbery (Greece)

Action reports:
Bristol RBS HQ attacked with Rocks & Fire (UK)
Courts attacked in Bristol (UK)

Replicate / Organise / Resist

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Incomplete list of recent events concerning prisons and revolt (Portugal)

March 7th, 2010

26 February, Leiria – the screws in the prison of Leiria beat up a prisoner after he refused to hand them the TV in his cell (as a punishment for coming back a few minutes later). Seeing this, many prisoners demand to talk with the prison director before they re-enter their cells. The director refused, and ordered the guards to beat every prisoner who was causing troubles. Read the rest of this entry »

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About the arrests on February 15th in Paris (France)

March 5th, 2010

On February 15th, at 6am in the morning, 7 people were place in custody and had their homes searched in Paris as part of an investigation into the support around the rebellion at the Vincennes dentention center, and against the machinery of deportation. Here is some more information and updates about these arrests… Read the rest of this entry »

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Barangay Anislagan Resistance to Philex Mining (Philippines)

March 5th, 2010

Appeal for solidarity and resistance against Canadian Philex Mining and Manila Mining corp, with description of ecological destruction, from Barangay Anislagan, Philippines. Contact us for more details about financial solidarity etc. More news coming soon.

Philex Mining Livelihood Training Centre

A patch of land along the road and near the anti-mining picket/road blockade site which is 1 hectare was purchased by Philex Mining for a livelihood training centre. In the guise of aiding economic subsistence to the locals of Brgy. Anislagan, the project is eyeing to open up a nursery seedling area for technological development. Initially, this would appear as a promise of security and stability in the livelihood of the Barangay but in return this would push the intrusion/re-entry agenda of the company and would totally exploit the people overtime. Read the rest of this entry »

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About the arrests in Berlin : Mid-February 2010 (Germany)

March 4th, 2010

Four friends and a car. Wednesday night around 2am, Berlin, district of Mitte.

We will not make it home tonight, other people made plans for our evening. Which ones those are, we will experience in the near of Rosa Luxemburg Platz – as we are going to drive away with the green light, a car of the PMS (the police department responsible for political motivated violence) stops our way putting herself in front of our car, while other police cars close our car from the other sides. We will get thrown out of our car with screams, on the ground, handcuffed and encircled by excited cops, happy enough to have caught us. Read the rest of this entry »

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Déjà vu: the frame up against Alfredo Bonanno has begun (Greece)

February 28th, 2010

translated from: cette semaine via angry news from around the world

Greece: Anarchist Bonanno suspected of second robbery

Athens, 25 Feb. – Alfredo Bonanno, the Italian anarchist over 70 years old imprisoned last October following an accusation of concourse in robbery of a bank in Trikala, is suspected of being the author of another robbery carried out last July at Argostoli, on the island of Cefalonia. Bonanno’s lawyers contest this accusation.

According to police sources cited by the media, Bonanno, with a false beard and wig, would have been recognised by one of the witnesses on the basis of a cctv video, while he robbed the Bank of Cyprus, pistol in hand, 6 July in Argostoli. The information has been partially confirmed to Ansa by a spokesman of the central police station, according to which “an old Italian is considered author of the robbery at Argostoli, which rendered 26 000 euros”. The spokesman did not give Bonanno’s name directly but implied that it was him.

Joanna Kurtovic, the Greek lawyer of the old Italian imprisoned in Korydallos (Athens), has expressed her doubts concerning the identification on the basis of a video and a critique of the way this accusation was made public. Bonanno, who suffers from diabetes and has cardio-respiratory problems, is one of the main theoreticians of anarcho-insurrectionnalism (sic). He was arrested at the beginning of October with the Greek anarchist Christos Stratigopoulos following the robbery of a bank in Trikala, for 47 000 euros. The Italian was later arrested in an hotel where the police found the proceeds of the robbery. Bonanno’s defence is that he received the bag from Stratigopoulos, without knowing what it contained. Read the rest of this entry »

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Political raids in Turin against Anti-Racists (Italy)

February 27th, 2010

Turin, February 23 2010: police raids against antiracism and solidarity

On February 23 Digos officers searched dozens of houses of comrades in Turin and in other locations in northern Italy, on order of public prosecutor Padalino. Six comrades were arrested (three are now in prison and three under house arrest) and many others had their home invaded by agents in uniform who seized computers, mobile phones and boxes of paper. The accusation justifying this big police operation is, as usual, that of conspiracy, which allows the cops to arrest comrades accused of nothing more than… their antiracist activity! Read the rest of this entry »

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NYC Solidarity with Alfredo & Christos (USA)

February 27th, 2010

Received via contact form

27 February 2009

“Capitalism is a system of relationships, which goes from inside to out, from outside to in, from above to below, and from below to above. Everything is relative, everything is in chains. Capitalism is a condition both of the world and of the soul.”
-Franz Kafka

There is nothing left; nothing that hasn’t been molded, molested, or completely crushed; nothing that has managed to escape the network of power as it scours every inch of the earth, lodging itself into every crevice.
Crowding each moment, the omnipresent asphyxiation provides ample evidence to this all-encompassing totalization. Heads bowed, backs bent, we bear the weight of the day in our beleaguered entrails.

Now taking on increasingly monstrous qualities, a vampire-likeness of achieved full nocturnality, even the sleeper finds his dreams inhabited. Robbing us of expectations, snatching away our latent potential, Capital has acquired the speculative capability to recuperate futures and integrate things before their invention. After colonizing the entire world, the enemy now works to conquer the collective realm of our imaginations where we once plotted and, consequently, envisioned its very demise.

The cooption of creativity signaled the predetermined defeat, which led the Marxists to surrender to the British Museum before they realized an 1848. The only pseudo-victory to their credit consists in pushing Negri out of
the spotlight by ushering “communization” and “insurrection” into the academy’s discursive field. Both trends can be written off as failed experiments because each has neglected to activate the only concept capable of giving jargon any significance. The Struggle.

“To fight, to be defeated, to fight again, to be defeated again, to fight anew until the final victory.”
-An old Italian adage

In practice, the clashes and occupations have divorced the leftist baggage and chosen everyday life as the terrain for conflict, yet unfortunately expression still continues to abide by the activist calendar. A day of action is paled by a year of misery. Like long fits of depression, extended bouts of downtime undermine each subversive act, resulting in the production of militant event planners: blinded to the past and merely anticipating the next unsuccessful Bastille storming. They strike at the same tempo ordinary citizens attend birthday parties, riot at the same rate of wedding crashers and surely, at this pace, they will never RSVP the bourgeoisie funeral.

Detached theory and relegated practice present themselves as nothing other than the comorbid symptoms of statified ideology. Now we can confidently diagnose that the much prophesized “coming” can only amount to a
passing fad.

We notice the relentless internalized repression masquerading as patience and so we refuse to wait for March 4th, the ides of March or, for that matter, any date to come. We expressed our distaste for the veiled technological prison of surveillance and electronic monitoring by sabotaging several of the soon to be installed ID-card scanners at the Hunter College campus. Against education as such, we then struck Brooklyn College’s administrative building. Lastly, we attacked Marathon bank, a subsidiary of the same Piraeus bank that Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos are accused of expropriating. We extend our solidarity to the two imprisoned comrades and, as Bonanno’s health deteriorates in a prison cell, we adhere to the following principle:

“For an eye, two eyes. For a tooth, the whole face.”

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South Sulawesi, Makassar: Civilians and Anarchists Fight Against Eviction (Indonesia)

February 26th, 2010

Hundreds of civilians and anarchists attacked riot police during the eviction of land 4.900 m2 in Padang Raya, Makassar, South Sulawesi on Tuesday, 23. One person injured.

Molotov and stones were being throwned at the riot police and by their stupid mistakes, the tear gas that supposed to be targetted to the attacking-civilians who defended their neighbourhood, were blowed back by the wind and hit the police. The riot police retreated and the militant civilians wins. Up to this day, the blockade and struggle against eviction still happening.

VIDEO

Mainstream newspaper coverage with nice picture

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News from Val Susa (Italy)

February 24th, 2010

Val Susa February 2010

The TAV (high speed railway project), which poses a devastating risk to the beautiful Val Susa region (northern Italy) and aims at satisfying businessmen’s needs, had been stopped by widespread popular protests in 2005. The current Italian government is determined to build the infrastructure necessary to the project. Numerous actions and demonstrations against the TAV are therefore taking place in Val Susa in these days. Read the rest of this entry »

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