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A gentle bonecrusher – The life and death of Ivan Khutorskoy (Russia)

November 20th, 2009

Yesterday evening, Monday the 16th of November, 26 year old anti-fascist Ivan “Vanya Kostolom” Khutorskoy was shot to death at the entrance to his home at Khabarovsk street in the east side of Moscow; according to some information with two shots to his head.

Vanya was a great figure in the Russian anti-fascist movement, and I am sure many people will write down their memories of him in the days, months and years to come. But as of today most of his friends are too angry and too shocked, at the loss of this friend and comrade. Read the rest of this entry »

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Under night-time's lovely coat- Solidarity with anarchist Jonatan (Sweden)

November 20th, 2009

This is the call for Revolutionary Solidarity with our Swedish anarchist comrade Jonatan and for all fighting prisoners! Please spread it and publish it on your websites, blogs and lists.
Attack!

ABC-Orkan

On the 14th of October 2008 the Swedish secret police SAPO raided 3 houses in different places in Sweden. They arrested the anarchist Jonatan and took different tools, political pamphlets, his computer and other personal stuff with them. After two months in custody he had his trial and was sentenced to about 15 Months in Prison, which he begins in October ’09. He is accused of three ELF-Actions. Read the rest of this entry »

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On the arrest of Leonardo Landi (Italy)

November 17th, 2009

Source : Angry News From Around The World

Leo had been hunted by the antiterrorism with an international arrest warrant since 2008, when one of the tentacles of the Florence attorney’s office had orchestrated yet another inquest against the anarchist scene in Tuscany. The comrades were accused of subversive association with terrorist aims, some with the specific accusation of having robbed a post office at gunpoint for self-financing. Read the rest of this entry »

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'Insurrection' PDFs online now (Elephant Editions Classics)

November 17th, 2009

‘Insurrection’ is an anarchist magazine of the 1980’s which was edited by Jean Weir of Elephant Editions, UK. Amongst agitational news reports of rebellion and repression, the publication carried some of the first English language translations of the work of Italian anarchist insurrectionist, Alfredo M. Bonanno, and remains an example of a high-quality revolutionary anarchist publication which has a confrontational analysis coupled with lasting insight.

‘Insurrection’ is the first publication to carry the key basic perspectives of anarchist insurrectional theory and methodology emerging at that time. Texts such as ‘Affinity Group’, ‘Why Insurrection’, ‘Beyond Workerism, Beyond Syndicalism’, ‘Informal Organisation’, ‘Beyond the Structure of Synthesis’, ‘Towards A New Projectuality’ and ‘Autonomous Base Nucleus’, all back to back with action reports informing and illuminating these theoretical ideas which have developed and spread around the world, becoming ‘dangerous’ tools in the hands of uncontrollables everywhere.

From direct action, strategy, organisation, rebellion, anti-militarism, to current affairs, ecology, changes in production, economy, Palestine, urban riots, anti-nuclear struggle and more; the scope of the magazine was very broad. The art and design of ‘Insurrection’ is superb, with many issues being treated to the illustration and graphic design of renowned radical artist and anarchist, Clifford Harper, as Graphic Editor. ‘Insurrection’ was designed to be an instrument of struggle for the revolutionary project and it certainly retains its coherent vitality to inform, educate and inspire fresh anti-state and anti-capitalist struggle over twenty years later.

‘Insurrection’ is a joy to read and it is our pleasure to host these newly released PDFs from a publication which has stood the test of time, which still appears current and relevant, unlike so many ‘anarchist’ and ‘radical’ publications of the left, which are seemingly consigned to historical irrelevance and terminal boredom the moment they are printed.

Some capitalist parasites (so-called ‘antiquarian’ & ‘rare’ second-hand booksellers) sell ‘Insurrection’ and other Elephant Editions publications for expensive prices due to their strong production values and continuing appeal, so part of the intention to put these PDFs online is to make available to everyone these publications and undermine the creation of a new commodity market – namely – ‘rare’ anarchist books! Don’t ever give your money to any online ‘antiquarian’ bookstores for any Elephant Edition, support your local anarchist distro who print their own copies or order them direct from Elephant Editions at reasonable prices or download free online in our Library section. Make your own print run of Elephant Editions texts and distribute them in your local area, ideas are weapons! Watch out for new releases coming soon.

In an over-saturated digital world of the information economy, Elephant Editions spreads the ‘anti-info’ for destructive and passionate individuals who seek nothing but the end of the present system and the beginning of our path into unknown freedom and anarchy.

Insurrection #0 (Dossier ‘Comiso’) / December 1982

Sample articles:

Why Insurrection?
Dossier ‘Comiso’ (about anti-militarist struggle in Italy)
Towards Anarchist Anti-Militarism
Torture in Italy
Document Azione Rivoluzionaria

Insurrection #1 / April 1984

Sample articles:

The Logic of Insurrection
Stop the City – Politics in Wolves Clothing
Vandalising for Fun not Profit
Stop the City? – From Information to Attack
Street Politics in Barcelona

Insurrection #2 / 1984

Sample articles:

Strategy & Methods
The Question of the Miners
New Forms of Counter-Revolution
Interview from Sergovia Prison with the Autonomous Groups
Letter from Orazio Valastro

Insurrection #3 / 1985

Sample articles:

Violence and Non-Violence
On Amnesty
Pannekoek on Trade-Unionism
The Miners Strike at Carmaux
Anarchism and the National Liberation Struggle
In Times of Danger Half-Way Measures Lead to Certain Death – Revolutionary Cells

Insurrection #4 / May 1988

Sample articles:

Social Conflict
Beyond Workerism, Beyond Syndicalism
Autonomous Base Nucleus
Affinity Group
Beyond the Structure of Synthesis
Informal Organisation
Internationalism
Palestine

Insurrection #5 / October 1988

Sample articles:

A Question of Class
Against Technology
Against Ecology
Pinelli, Nineteen Years On
Sabotage of Information Technology

Insurrection #6 / September 1989

Sample articles:

A False Problem
Anarchists Against Aparthied
The Pylons of Death Come Crumbling Down
Ecological Luddism: The Montedison Explodes
Towards A New Projectuality
China: Deng’s Guarantee
ALF: Striking the Laboratories of Power
Palestine: Time for Action
The Catastrophe Psychosis

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8 of the Fittja 10 released (Sweden)

November 17th, 2009

Yesterday, eight of the Fittja 10 were released and met with a spontaneous party. We’re glad they’re out again, while continuing to organize the solidarity work for the two who remain incarcerated.

During the preliminary statutory hearing held today, the restrictions for the two were lifted and one of the charges (preparing an arson) dropped for one of them.

In Solidarity

ABC Stockholm

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Update about anarchist prisoner António Ferreira de Jesus (Portugal)

November 17th, 2009

António Ferreira de Jesus is an anarchist prisoner serving a very long sentence who recently has been protesting his conditions. 64 years old, in total he served already 43 years of imprisonment. Coming from a poor family, during the fascist Salazar regime, he revolts when he’s 17 when he’s thrown for the first time in prison. For years he suffers the horrors in prison, but he also teaches himself to read and write and gains a greater knowledge about himself and the society he is living in, and becomes anarchist libertarian. After his release, he is imprisoned three more times by the fascist state, and finally also by the “democratic” state. The worst crimes for which he was convicted are robberies of the rich and an assault on the boarding school of Leiria, where he was locked up several years of his life. His last conviction, without proofs and marked with unusual legal proceedings and violations of procedures, he got for the kidnapping of a heroin dealer. Solidarity with António – Destroy All Prisons.

After 43 days, António Ferreira left the solitary confinement at the maximum security pavilion this Monday, the 9th of November. António went back to the normal regime and to the “new” cell where he was meant to go, because the direction board of the prison gave in to his two main demands: The right to have, as everybody had before, a desk with drawers in this new cell (his other demands, a reading lamp and privacy in the showers had been granted to him already) and the promise that he will be transferred to another prison very soon, as it is his wish. Read the rest of this entry »

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In the World of Bosses – We are all Immigrants (Greece)

November 13th, 2009

Solidarity!

The forced migration from the “developing” world to that of the “civilized” West is something indisputable. The anti-terrorist witch hunt by the dominants and the pounce on natural wealth in every corner of the planet, led to the uprooting of thousands of people, either by military or economic terms. One of the destinations for this migration is also Greece, which through international state agreements, is directly responsible for the economic exploitation and military conditions that led these people to imigration, trying to to escape poverty, in response to this blackmailing dilemma of death or flee.

IN THE WORLD OF BOSSES WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS

The forced migration from the “developing” world to that of the “civilized” West is something indisputable. The anti-terrorist witch hunt by the dominants and the pounce on natural wealth in every corner of the planet, led to the uprooting of thousands of people, either by military or economic terms. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mass Mobilization in Greek Prisons (Round 2)

November 13th, 2009

One year after the mass mobilization in Greek prisons with the participation of around 10,000 prisoners out of the near 12,000 nothing has changed. Despite the various promises made by politicians and ministers of justice the conditions in these hellholes remain appalling and overcrowding remains the norm.

One year after the prisoners start again with mass mobilizations. In the last two days 3176 prisoners from 7 out of the 36 prisons that exist refuse prison food making demands about improving the prison conditions and their earlier release. The state fears that there will be a domino effect and that soon other prisons will follow. We can only wish that its worst fears become true.

Solidarity with the prisoners’ struggle
Until the destruction of all prisons

Some random anarchists from Athens

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No to Repressions against Anarchists in Izhevsk! (Russia)

November 11th, 2009

In Izhevsk, officers of Centre of Counteraction Against Extremism (CPE, new Russian political police, formed in January of 2009) are falsifying a case against members of Autonomous Action. According to Galina Shutova, who is yet a witness in the case, state wants to make her a terrorist: “Officer of CPE Artyom Ahmetzyanov said to me directly, that he wants to do anything to lock me down”. A case against local activist is currently filed according to charges on statute 207 of Russian criminal codex (“terrorist hoax”).

Currently three persons, Galina Shutova, Anton Sobolev and Kirill Shumikhin are witnesses of the case. Read the rest of this entry »

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Life of Mumia Abu-Jamal in new danger (USA)

November 11th, 2009

By: Gloria La Riva

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on reactionary ‘states rights’ argument

The life of African American leader and death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is in new danger. A pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a case in Ohio could set the stage for the reinstatement of Mumia’s death sentence. Mumia’s case is also separately before the U.S. Supreme Court, but presented by Philadelphia prosecutors seeking to have his death sentence reinstated. Read the rest of this entry »

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Solidarity with the Fittja 10 (Sweden)

November 11th, 2009

Ten people charged with preparing an arson and one with rioting, as well. Three nights before, unrest broke out after a police intervention at a youth center. They need our support!

Support the Fittja 10

During the last year, riots and arsons have spread through urban areas in Sweden. Youth in poorer communities have started fires and attacked firefighters and cops on arrival. The unrest is clearly linked to a discontent with the situation they face; the segregated cities, the poor living conditions in their areas, the discrimination they face in mainstream society. Wherever they go they carry their areas’ reputation with them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Two Comrades Arrested (Belgium)

November 9th, 2009

In the night of the 6th of October, Jürgen Goethals didn’t come home. He was picked off the streets by cops, put in front of a prosecutor and locked up in the prison of Ghent.

Earlier that day, a gang of fascists were hosted once more by the tolerant city of Ghent. Something, which, was apparently not appreciated by everyone. In several places, people expressed their discord by causing damage to symbols of this capitalist society. We found out later that Jürgen is alleged of having participated in these protest actions.

The following days, several people are harassed by cops. Read the rest of this entry »

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We Are Not Slaves, We Are Dynamite

November 8th, 2009

This is the text from a new poster made in solidarity with Alfredo M.Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos. You can find the text and poster in many different languages here.

They are old things, from another century. Poverty, which progress seemed to have banished from the West, comes back to make us feel its bite. Bankers aren’t jumping from windows yet, but the poor are filling the streets. Factories and shops close their doors. Millions of people find themselves with no means for facing the future. They were promised that a life passed on their knees, between a job that profited a boss and obedience to the will of the government would at least ensure a quiet survival for them. Now it’s clear to all that this was a lie. Read the rest of this entry »

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About the attacks against State & Capital and the 'Conspiracy of Cells of Fire' (Greece)

November 7th, 2009

A huge storm of revolt raged through the streets of Greece in December 2008. After the young Andreas Grigoropoulos was murdered by a cop, riots spread throughout the whole country for several weeks. Hundreds of banks, shops, car dealers, offices,… were attacked, plundered and put on fire. Although it were anarchists and anti-authoritarians who took the lead in this storm during the first week after the murder, it spread itself fast and many people got involved in this revolt against miserable living conditions, against the authorities and against the hopelessness offered by this world to the exploited and oppressed.

But the revolt didn’t cease at the end of 2008, neither did it start on the day of the murder. Read the rest of this entry »

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