From Tokata (May 18, 2011) via Directa (May 18, 2011):
After 24 years in prison, former Action Directe member Jean-Marc Rouillan began his partial release period on May 19. Rouillan is in good health, physically as well as psychologically, and he never abandoned his ideals. He suffered over 10 years of solitary confinement, seven of which were consecutive, among other humiliations denounced over the course of his imprisonment by family, friends, and the support groups that can now celebrate his release. For years, the French judicial system and mass media demanded that Rouillan show remorse and abstain from talking about his past, but they never achieved those demands. Read the rest of this entry »
Received from the USA collective June 11th Solidarity. In this time of ecological collapse and social repression let’s show solidarity with our prisoners of resistance, who have paid a high price for their ideals, as well as all those who deny to legitimate the demands of authority, – it’s time to attack again the concepts, symbols and structures of the cruel and exploitative capitalist system.
June 11th Reminder and Event Suggestions
May 27, 2011
The Day for Solidarity with Long-term Anarchist Prisoners is now two weeks away. June 11th is an open invitation to demonstrate support for Marie Mason and Eric McDavid, who are each serving 20 years. This date provides an opportunity to build links of affinity and solidarity towards the destruction of the prisons and prison-society. Read the rest of this entry »
“Montreal, Quebec. On the night of May 26, the cars in a police parking lot on rue Dollard were attacked with paint stripper. We refuse to be complacent in the misery around us. The police are an occupying army in our streets and any act to further remove them from our lives warms our hearts.
“Last night Inside Out Security in New Basford had it’s windows smashed.
We did this because they are responsible for making surveillance equipment that watches us everywhere we go. They are specifically responsible for a large number of CCTV cameras in schools around Nottingham. These cameras in schools further stigmatise and terrorise the young, positioning them as the dangers to each other, training them to become used to being watched, controlling their behaviour and taking away their freedom. Instead of encouraging the young to love and live with wild passion this society is caging them- forcing them into lives not of their choosing.
We want to destroy these companies that profit from the sickness of social surveillance on behalf of capitalism and the state.
We also did this in solidarity with those who resist the G8 and G20 conferences occurring in France this week. While the government leaders from around the world discuss ways to keep their power, we will fight their systems of oppression that are all around us.
So their surveillance is there to protect us? Fuck that. Their cameras exist to make us live in fear, to do as we are told, to make us feel alienated and scared of one another. The surveillance system is there to serve the interests of the rich and protect their property, power and capital.
We see something that destroys our freedom, our relationships with each other and we wish to attack it with the means we have available. So whilst this was a small act of defiance, quickly remedied in part by their insurance, we carry out this act because of the very fact that we search for freedom from all forms of social control. Every time we see similar acts of rebellion, from throwing rocks at cops to the burning of a prison, a smile spreads across our face and recognition that the attack against this society of domination continues. We will continue our participation in this attack, because it is our passion- settling for a life of meaningless subordination is not an option for us, not when all around us are examples of our friends, families and ourselves being continually fucked over by rampant capitalism, and the colluding state.
We must look to each other with love and solidarity.
The routine of the modern totalitarian state: arresting 50 people that dared to question the decision of a high-court judge, the same miserable git who forced a compulsory purchase order on a farmer for the sake of industrial development.
May 20, in the Tokyo High Court, 50 people, including the Secretary General of the Farmers’ League against Narita Airport Construction, Koji Kitahara and almost all of the farmers who attended the court this day, the president of Zengakuren (All-Japan Federation of Student Autonomous Bodies), Oda Yosuke and other students and workers were arrested.
After less than one minute “explanation of the reasons”, Judge Shigeki Inoue issued a provisional execution order to forcibly expropriate a building of the Farmers’ League. The farmers and their supporters protested the ruling and demanded to meet the judge. Instead of responding their demand, the court called the police and made them arrest 50 people.
Saturday 21st of May, while I had been transported a few days earlier from the prisons of Malandrinou to the prisons of Koridallos for the formal examination of the six-month period of my detention, they call me for my transfer back. Read the rest of this entry »
G8 IS EVERYWHERE, SO ARE WE ! SMASH IT WHERE YOU ARE !!
Please find here all information needed to coordinate the anti-g8 actions days : a map for events, logos to publish your actions, contacts, live news,…
Actually 33 cities in 6 countries already announced publicly their actions (map/site is being updated), many others said they participate but did not release any official communication so those locations will be published after the actions to avoid alerting the local police.
It is really important that you send us your announcement if your action is public so people can join you. After actions please send quickly as many reports (texts, videos, photos) as you can !
Action map: here
Four of the five comrades imprisoned in Bologna following ‘Operation Outlaw’ (6th April 2011) were moved to other prisons. Here are their new addresses:
Anna Maria Pistolesi
Casa Circondariale di Modena
Via Carlo Poma 3
Casa Circondariale di Vercelli
Via del Rollone 19
Casa Circondariale di Vigevano
Via Gravellona 240
27029 Vigevano (PV)
Casa Circondariale di Como
Via Bassano 11
Maddalena, one of the comrades subjected to judicial restrictions in the same operation, was arrested and taken to prison on 12th May, apparently for breaking those restrictions. Her address is:
Casa Circondariale Rebibbia III
Via Bartolo Longo 92
Before she was transferred to Vigevano, Stefania wrote what follows from the ‘Dozza’ prison:
I realize that my attention is now strongly centred on ‘life’ inside prison. My interest towards what happens outside these walls is alive and vigilant but my tension is centred on the participation in this pervert world inside which I was thrown. My analysis and considerations on the repressive operation that hit us will emerge from this piece of writing (if it ever manages to go out). Outside you can draw a more articulated definition; and two of the comrades imprisoned with me, Martino and Robert, have already done this in an excellent way, according to their different tensions. What could I add? That power represses, represses and can’t do anything else?
We live in a time when those who decide the rules of the game are taking possession of everything without leaving anything at all to their subjects, not even in exchange for the latter’s submission.
They grab with anxious greedy what is left of a fleeced world, and try to suffocate with all means, in blood or in jail, the frightening threat of seeing their safes attacked by ‘barbaric hordes’. The internal enemy is to be crushed down and swept away in the dustbin of history. Perhaps never before as in this case, I mean Bologna and Florence, the intention has been so clear to hit in order to eliminate thoughts and practices that worry the rulers of the capitalist system. A place was seized and closed [Fuoriluogo]. This is a step forward beyond arrests and judicial restrictions. It is serious, so serious that it should have produced an alarmed and widespread shake. But, according to what I read in your letters, this didn’t really happen. Solidarity is strong but it is coming from the same comrades who have been close to us for a long time. I shouldn’t even say solidarity but rather direct involvement in an attack that is taking space away from Fuoriluogo now, but which shows a dangerous signal to anyone who is still intentioned to struggle against the constituted order. In fact, not even a month later, the comrades from Florence were inflicted the second part of this repressive operation.
In prison the same measures are applied, even if in their extreme and more specific forms, which are adopted to crash and submit those who, outside, must obey and work without complaining, or die of starvation in obsequious silence.
Here rigid prison rules are in force, outside a regime (which expands and changes every day according to the winds) is in force, which decides on the behaviours socially acceptable.
Here there is the sadism of the guards, outside the ruthlessness of bosses and of the servants who protect their market of profit.
Here you are threatened by punitive squads, outside militarised cities suffocate those who live in them.
Here freedom is imprisoned by material bars, outside it is incarcerated in the open air.
Here the rich don’t enter, outside they rule.
Here ‘guilty’ and dispossessed proletarians are kidnapped by the State, outside the State bombard, occupy and colonize territories to be looted and ruled.
Solidarity to the comrades hit by repression in Florence.
The female wing of the ‘Dozza’ prison is rigidly controlled according to a scheme that doesn’t leave space to any exception. We are so few (69 prisoners) that they can put us under strict and obsessive surveillance. Nothing of what we do can escape control, and any little movement depends on their responding to our requests. We are permanently locked up and get out exclusively during daily ‘rituals’. My co-prisoners tell me this situation can’t be found in other prisons and that being sent to the ‘Dozza’ is considered as a further punitive measure.
“Around 1 am on May 18 in Ogibdd, Southern District of Moscow, we burned a Ford company car belonging to a police lieutenant. Night May 20 at the Metro Domodedovskaya we burned a Mercedes executive class with a Ministry of Interior pass under the windshield. In the first case, the car completely burnt out, in the second – the charred hood burnt up. The actions were done in a campaign of solidarity with the Greek comrades (11 May 2011 Athens police violently broke up a rally of strikers during a general strike) and Belarussian comrades (18 May a lawsuit against Belarussian anarchists).
… Police everywhere – Garbage is always rubbish. We remember all the humiliation and injustice that our comrades have experienced at the hands of police in Russia, Greece, Mexico, Belarus, Turkey and elsewhere. And if we have the opportunity to take revenge on the system of blood and tears of our comrades – We’ll gladly do it.
“… We are not in solidarity with the suffering of people, we are in solidarity with the energy and strength of those who do not tolerate their suffering … “ – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
Being anarchists, we believe international solidarity is a key weapon in the arsenal of the revolutionary. But with whom solidarity and to whom, are the appeals of our comrades in Russia directed? We – the rebel anarchists, the nihilists, and anti-socialist biocentrics … We do not care for the proletariat when he goes to work … We reject attempts to turn ‘anarchist’ the extras from the Communist Party, and the similar “dinosaurs of the left flank.”
We do not believe in the revolution of the masses, class war, as we are not going to be the revolutionary vanguard and to tell others how to fight back. We do what we think is necessary and would like to see it was perceived that way. And we support the struggle of those who are aware of their oppression and resist it.
Therefore, we agree only with those migrant workers and proletarians, who refuse to perform immoral and inhuman orders, and who attack or sabotage their bosses. We stand in solidarity with only those anti-fascists who respect the freedom of others, without exceptions: no homophobia and misogyny. And we stand in solidarity with the defenders of Khimki forest, because these people are actively fighting for real life in harmony with nature, against the oppression imposed by capital and a fake life in the temples of consumer culture – the roadside shopping malls.
As stated in a leaflet distributed by May 1, “No Compromise!”, we are categorically against any labels (whether proletarian, socialist, anti-fascist, environmental activist, and anarchist).
… We need a total re-evaluation and dismantling of existing social relations … Take a look at the revolutionary potential of the proletariat which was buried in the cemetery of Mezhdurechensk: money and the promise of well-fed life in our society, you can buy almost everything and everyone. Consequently, the anarchist movement should review the main recipients of their propaganda: from December 11, it is obvious that the targeting of mass anarchist propaganda is not working. Or it is insufficient, or it is not aimed properly.
We know what we want to do in this regard. We would like to hope that our comrades from the legal wing, are equally purposeful and self-organized.
Solidarity with the Greek protesters injured by police on 11 May, the detainees on suspicion of assault on a police station in Exarchia, our friends the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, with Belarussian anarchists who remained faithful to their ideals: Nicholas Dedkov, Igor Olinevichem and Eugene Vaskovich. And solidarity greetings to the other rebel groups of anarchists in Russia.
Earth Liberation Front – Russia / Informal Anarchist Federation
Compañeros, this was never just a single moment. It has not past. It is never forgotten. Something is always left behind. When negation becomes a conscience decision, and these decisions lead to action, they become wild acts. Not events with a beginning and an end, nor a tragic loss, a torch. A torch that with great courage will light new revolutionary circles, new bodies who actively practice disobedience and are not seduced by an artificial life, light new paths where chaos will grow and realize that which we so impatiently propose. Whats more, something always stays. It is said that ideas are indelible. Here, there, everywhere. Not only for us but everyone. Every one of us forever. Now we have to continue on, walking forward. Read the rest of this entry »
“In the early hours of Monday, 23rd May, we sabotaged two banks in Cambridge (UK) in defiance of capital and the state. The Lloyds TSB and Barclays banks on Cherry Hinton Road had their locks glued, windows spraypainted and
cashpoints trashed (using glue and spraypaint). Anonymous, easily reproducible acts of attack against the system have the potential to generalise into greater and greater disruption of the false peace of this society’s ‘normality’. Rebellious greetings to those who struggle against this global system of domination! x”
On the evening of Wednesday 18th of May, a cop car tried to do a random check on two comrades who were standing next to a motorbike in the Pefki area, Athens. The two comrades decided to not stick around and started walking away, the cops ran after them and after a short chase, the two comrades shot towards the cops injuring two but one of the comrades, Theofilos Mavropoulos,(he originally gave a fake name but after the media and the cops put his photo everywhere he was identified) also fell injured from the bullets of the cops and was arrested while the other comrade managed to get away after stealing the police car and dragging a cop for a while, dumping it two kilometres away (good luck comrade!). Theofilos is now hospitalized, with the anti-terrorist cops in his room and outside.
WE WILL NOT LEAVE HIM ALONE
SOLIDARITY TO ANARCHIST THEOFILOS MAVROPOULOS actforfreedomnow!boubouras
Announcement of the Revolutionary Organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
“I thought that if I ran up and fell on the barbwires, even if they did not bend, again I wouldn’t regret anything. Even if the bullets of the cops stopped my course, the cloth of my coat would be caught in the spiky wires and when they would arrest me, they would take it down, but they would not manage to remove all the threads from the wires. And the wires would fall and rust, but the threads would still be there, it would be my outline, a mark that there is still people, that even today fight for the revolution. This is the live picture of a person that ran up to freedom instead of giving up to silence and the resignation of our times. It is a clear trace from the future of a better world…”
Dedicated to the Comrade who was injured in a shoot-out with cops in the Pefki area.
From inside prison we send our whole hearted and unlimited solidarity and support.
R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
Also read: Statement by Theofilos Mavropoulos comrades
MAY 21 an action against police violence occur in Makati City with the participation of some autonomous individuals who drop a banner in Mantrade fly-over stating HUSTISYA PARA KAY CHRISTIAN SERRANO NA PINATAY NG PULIS “TUTULAN ANG KARAHASAN” (JUSTICE FOR CHRISTIAN SERRANO WHO WAS MURDERED BY COPS “DISSENT VIOLENCE”) and after hand-outs leaflets to all by passers.
MAY 23 2pm we went to the preliminary hearing of the accused police of murder in Makati City Justice Hall to give a support with the victims family. We can’t go inside to the justice hall because it is so full of people so we wait outside and post our banner.
This action is a support and also our way to show sympathy for the family of Christian Serrano 13 yrs.old a scavenger who was killed by cops, who falsely thought that the young boy was a thief; he is also one of a thousand victims of unstoppable police violence in this country.
We fearlessly condemned this act of unjustifiable killings of police and we will pursue this campaign against police oppression and violence until the people realized that police authorities are not the one protecting the ‘human rights’.
157 E.Mendoza St.Buting Pasig City Philippines 1600 etnikobandido_at_riseup.net
Trade of zine and donations for anti-APECO campaign are welcome.
Note: APECO = Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Free Port, a huge capitalist industrial development threatening the lives and environment of a large number of people, animals, fish and nature, whilst being promoted as an ‘ecological development’ by the insidious ‘green-wash’ public relations of professional advertising companies.
It says: “WE HAVE WAR, WE HAVE A DICTATORSHIP, WAR AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP”
… which was accompanied by mainly anti-cop and anti-fascist chants. Us companions from our north-western corner try to give a continuity to the mobilizations of the last few days against the junta. This is how we should call it from now on because it is a junta.
Do not forget that we clashed for righteousness and our life that is being robbed.
Do not forget that December ’08 was a revolt because it was decentralized.
AHEAD COMRADES FOR NEW DECEMBERS WITHOUT DEAD GRIGOROPOULOS.