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Solidarity Gathering at the Chilean Embassy (UK)

April 29th, 2011

28/04/2011

A few individuals gathered yesterday at the Chilean Embassy in central London as a small token of solidarity to the Anarchist comrades in Chile (on their 65th day of hunger strike).

A banner was opened that read FREEDOM TO THE ANARCHIST COMRADES IN CHILE, ACCUSED IN THE “CASO BOMBAS” ON HUNGER STRIKE SINCE 21/2/11-. Some went into the embassy and threw flyers into most offices and entrance area while screaming IMMEDIATE FREEDOM TO THE CHILEAN ANARCHISTS ACCUSED IN THE CASO BOMBAS CASE!. Fliers were also given to passersby and workers in hard hats on the scaffolding of a building opposite, who broke into a shout of FREEDOM! with fists raised (for them it was a bit of a joke) along with the comrades.

Staying outside with the banner raised for a while, after a pointless (obviously) talk with the ambassador we walked down the street with the banner and did a lightening demo through Scotland yard and Westminster Abbey area, past the media of the world to give them a nice backdrop for their interviews of followers/slaves of the monarchy camped out to await the royal circus on Friday, throwing fliers behind us.
After that we all went our separate ways.

FREEDOM TO ALL IMPRISONED FIGHTERS
DESTROY ALL PRISONS

Random anarchists in London

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Terrorists are those who kill and bomb, not those who struggle against them! (Italy)

April 29th, 2011

This piece of writing is from Martino, one of the comrades arrested in Bologna on April 6 2011

My name is Martino, I’m one of those arrested last 6th April following the nth repressive wave orchestrated by the State: this operation led to the arrest of 5 comrades, 7 others being forced to stay away from Bologna, a great number of searches (carried out, among other things, in several towns) and even the seizure of the documentation space Fuoriluogo (which from a site distributing texts of radical critique and organizing open initiatives every week turned out to be an impregnable fortress of terrorists). This is an investigation public prosecutors have been working on for a long time and which they decided to conclude following some anonymous attacks against IBM, ENI, Emilbanca and Northern League carried out in Bologna in the space of one week (but no reference to these facts can be found in the reports they gave us when we were arrested, hangman journalists should know). Read the rest of this entry »

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Bristol – Stokes Croft erupts into rioting again + Telepathic Heights evicted (UK)

April 29th, 2011

28 April 2011

UPDATE 30.4.11: OFFICIAL ARRESTS FROM THE LAST 24HRS NOW NUMBER 30 – MOST ARE OUT ON CONDITIONAL BAIL. ARREST SUPPORT GROUP FORMED : BRISTOLARRESTEESUPPORT_AT_RISEUP.NET

Rioting erupts again late at night after a demo/party against the recent police brutality – The fighting breaks out of the activist ghetto and every underdog can become an instigator, mainly due to the police causing chaos through horse charges and riot unit surges – The tension grows deeper.

One week after the Telepathic Heights raid, people gathered to fight and protest police occupation, against the wishes of the hated ‘community leaders/spokespeople’, ‘business representatives’ and other pathetic individuals pleading ‘peace’ with the class enemies.

Running battles with police riot units all the way up Cheltenham road, burning barricades in St.Pauls, trouble in Cotham, widespread disorder and violent resistance against the cops in the affected areas. 15 people are reported by mainstream media as being arrested in the disturbance.

Reports circulating that Horfield prison has also erupted in a prison riot, news of which is being suppressed. Also, a few days earlier police had suppressed a film night about the riots held in a residential area with a massive police presence, leading the film to be shown in a residents back garden.

Let’s make fighting the police a hot and fun summer delight and spread the rage into other cities – Let’s see Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, London burning with an anti-police – anti-system fire! Ambush!

‘let’s show these bastards what a real crisis looks like.’

Telepathic Heights evicted

29 April 2011

Telepathic Heights is stormed by over 100 police, riot units, helicopters, district shut down again. 4 squatters have barricaded themselves onto the roof and as of writing are refusing to come down. A crowd is gathering. Police climbing team in attendance. Police snatch squads active on the ground snatching folks they don’t like the look of, under the premise that they believe them to have been involved in violent disorder. Prisoners being taken to Southmead pig sty because Trinity police station is full of last nights lot.

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To Farm or to Die, Resist the Iron Mine! Indonesian Embassy Visit (UK)

April 28th, 2011



21 April 2011

“On the afternoon of Thursday the 21st of April 2011 we visited the Indonesian Embassy in London, UK to deliver a letter to the Indonesian Government in Jakarta. This was done in solidarity with the people of Kulon Progo, whose lives and land are threatened by the Iron Sands Mining Project being carried out by the Australian Mining Company PT Indomine and the Indonesian State. We also visited the London offices of the Anglo Pacific Group round the corner in Mayfair to deliver the same letter to be sent to Indonesia and Australia. Anglo Pacific Group holds royalties in PT Indomine.
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Anti-anarchist raids in London and Brighton (UK)

April 28th, 2011

Breaking news, more updates as we receive them:

Metropolitan police have raided several squatted autonomous centres in London, in a media-spectacle in which the pigs promise more raids. The raids are apparently in connection with the 26 March TUC demo / Black Bloc and the pathetic Royal wedding this weekend which has been hyped up.

The Ratstar squat in South London was amongst those raided, as were 2 nearby squats. Also Offmarket squat in Hackney and Grow Heathrow squat were raided. Current reports are that 14 people are arrested so far. No one has been charged yet. The arrested are being held at Harrow Road Policestation.

On Wednesday March 27 police officers from the Metropolitan and Sussex police forces raided squats in Brighton and arrested seven people. This was also allegedly connected with the TUC demo / Black Bloc.

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The Hunger Strike is Over (Chile)

April 27th, 2011

Received via email:

ENGLISH:

Today, April 26th, our partners, kidnapped in the “Bombs Case” montage, have decided to finish -in the day #65- their hunger strike since February 21th. About the decision that they have taken, we’re waiting that the comrades themselves write a release with their reasons, because no ‘news’ will tell us how they feel or why the hunger strike is over, if it is not them themselves who tell us.

However, the fight for their freedom continues and now we must support them in their recuperation after the long fast, no only materially but morally too, as has been going on. So that the solidarity doesn’t stop. Our forces go for them.

That the fear doesn’t destroy solidarity…
That the solidarity destroys prison.

KIDNAPPED BY THE STATE TO THE STREETS!

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24hr+ Roof-Top Prison Protest in Bristol (UK)

April 25th, 2011

April 24 2011 – Two prisoners got onto the roof of Horfield Prison, Bristol at 11.30am. Cops and a specialist unit were called to assist prison staff when it was known that the two men had gained access to the roof. It is still not clear how the men gained access. A police helicopter was used to monitor the incident. One prisoner came down in the early afternoon next day, but the other remained and later came down voluntarily.

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Hi-profile attack against BBVA Bank in Santiago (Chile)

April 25th, 2011

In the context of the April 14-21: International Week of Solidarity with the Imprisoned Chilean Anarchist Comrades, ‘Unknowns for the freedom of the prisoners’ have carried out an attack against BBVA Bank. Here below is the communique, from Culmine via War on Society:

21 April 2011

“In those moments in which we decide to locate our lives as a deed of propaganda and move to the attack on this prison society, we discover the complicity of the night as our unconditional lover, caressing every solidarity action of every one of the comrades who takes to assault the misery of everyday life that capitalism offers us everywhere in the world, and it is for this that we return to her to send a message of freedom to the prisoners, because we know that every cinder that flies from the flames of every barricade and burning ATM opens the door of every cell to embrace all of our imprisoned sisters and brothers on the planet, passing through the cracks in the walls to arrive at the dungeons where they remain sequestered.

The night of Thursday April 21st, at the end of the 60th DAY OF THE HUNGER STRIKE of those incarcerated and kidnapped for the “BOMBS CASE” FRAME-UP and without any response on the part of the State-Capital, a group of individuals armed with our hearts overflowing with the longing for freedom, some few pamphlets, hammers, gasoline and our indomitable and insurrectional dreams decided to disturb the social order and the complicit silence of the citizenry in the face of the abhorrent frame-ups of people struggling for freedom, attacking the BBVA branch at the intersection of Rodolfo Phillipi and Alameda in downtown Santiago, destroying its windows and then splashing gasoline to set it on fire, demonstrating to this disgusting society that we are more than commodities tradeable on the market and that the logics of money only reproduce themselves when one naturalizes them oneself.

Barricades were erected on the south side of Alameda obstructing traffic and pamphlets were thrown about the situation of our sister/brother prisoners and for their immediate freedom, (we want to make clear that at no time did we attack the public transport as the bourgeois press is misreporting — if we had, then some buses would have been destroyed), later a couple of slogans were shouted in solidarity with the prisoners of the bombs case and the traffic block was maintained for some minutes to facilitate the escape of the insurgents.

This action marking the final day of the “Week of Action and Propaganda for Freedom, from April 14 to 21. End to the imprisonment of the accused in the bombs case frame-up arrested August 14, 2010,” demonstrates that we are not afraid of their new research division called the Department of Public Order and that their supposed advances do nothing more than intensify the solidarity and the action of every rebel, that their policies to terrorize the population and criminalize social protest do not work and will not work, because the seeds of freedom are making fertile their new fruits and the diaspora of the insurgents has been undertaken everywhere as has been demonstrated with the solidarity actions in Italy, England, Greece, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Canada, Venezuela, Spain, throughout $hile and in many other places of the world, shouting that they cannot quiet our indomitable hearts.

It is necessary to make clear that every day is an opportunity to denounce the political-judicial frame-ups and the terrorism of the State, so they are very mistaken if they intend to implement their public control policies strategically on commemorative days, as every second that passes is an opportunity to assault the monotony of everyday life and to sharpen our ideas against the State-Capital.

We extend this message as a solidarity greeting to all the comrades imprisoned in the world from Bologna to Argentina, from Canada to Peru, from Bolivia to Greece, from France to Mexico and in every corner of the earth.

We will not stop until we see our sisters and brothers free and the frame-up has ended in total collapse, neither their repression nor their bars will silence us, we demand:

-IMMEDIATE FREEDOM TO THE ACCUSED FOR THE “BOMBS CASE” FRAME-UP

-NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ANTI-TERRORIST LAW

-END TO THE PREVENTIVE DETENTION

-END TO THE ANTI-TERRORIST LAW AND ITS SECRET WITNESSES

-END TO THE ART. 7 CLAUSE 19 OF THE CONSTITUTION (UNANIMOUS VOTE REQUIRED FOR CONDITIONAL RELEASE)

-REVINDICATION OF PRISONERS’ RIGHTS

FOR THE GERM OF REVOLT TO SPREAD THROUGH ALL THE LAND, FREEDOM TO THE PRISONERS OF THE ABSURD “BOMBS CASE” FRAME-UP NOW!!!!

For fear to not destroy solidarity…

For solidarity to destroy prison…”

Unknowns for the freedom of the prisoners…

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Summary of a week of common actions to defend the "Khimki hostages" from the 2-9 April 2011 (Russia)

April 24th, 2011

From 2nd of 9th of April 2011 and after, actions to defend “Khimki hostages”, Alexei Gaskarov and brothers Maxim and Denis Solopov were organised in six countries and 25 cities. Alexei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov are currently out from jail, in court facing charges following from a demonstration, which was organised 28th of July 2010 in Moscow suburb of Khimki against construction of Moscow-St. Petersburg toll road, and the gross human rights violations against its opponents. Denis Solopov has been granted an UNCHR refugee status in Ukraine, but in beginning of April he was detained and is currently waiting his deportation court in Lykyanovka prison of Kiev.

Full info here (avtonom.org)

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Nationalist group 'English Defence League' leadership list online (UK)

April 24th, 2011

A data breach has been noticed in the English Defence League organisation. Major details of the organisation’s leaders and members have been revealed.

‘Hackers’ have leaked several details of English Defence League’s leadership. A ‘zine’ which is also known as an ‘archive’ or ‘resource’ has been released by the notorious security organisation ‘TeaMp0isoN’ which they themselves have entitled ‘EDL Leadership Exposed’.

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Stokes Croft Riot after massive police raid against Telepathic Heights squat in Bristol (UK)

April 23rd, 2011

Update 30.4.11: 1 comrade remains inside the cells in Bristol from Telepathic Heights, accused of manufacture + possession of molotovs + making threats with the items. Others arrested that night have received charges or are on bail, whilst a few have already been before the judge receiving low penalties.

April 21, 2011. 10pm. A riot starts after a 160 strong multi-regional police force coordinated assault shuts down a district and breaks down the door of a squat named ‘Telepathic Heights’ in Bristol.

The cops then violently harass local people and get attacked in return. Telepathic Heights is in the busy cultural area of Stokes Croft, Bristol, where there are many bars, cafes, squats, community projects, etc. 300 people fight the police for hours and hours in response to the police occupation of the neighbourhood. A corporate supermarket is looted and destroyed, whilst none of the other (independently-owned) shops on the streets are touched in the disturbance.

Everyone is in the streets. Barricades are lit, the cops face an anger that has not been seen for a long time. It seems like it is just beginning. Bristol has been burning now for some time… it will be a hot year of discontent.

9 people are arrested: 5 from the street, and 4 from Telepathic Heights accused of possession and manufacture of molotovs.

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Urgent – 14 August Anarchist Prisoners Radicalize their Hunger Strike (Chile)

April 21st, 2011

On Tuesday, April 19th– the prisoners of the Bombs Case, in their 58th day of hunger strike, decided to RADICALIZE THEIR HUNGER STRIKE in the following way:

-Refusal to drink liquids or isotonic sports drinks.
-Only drink water.

Their demands are:

-Freedom now.
-End to the Anti-Terrorist Law process.
-End to the remand.
-End to the Anti-Terrorist Law and to the system of anonymous witnesses for the prosecution.
-Anti-prison rights grievances.

The comrades demand the change of the Anti-Terrorist Law in the following way:

-End to the undercover witness.
-End to the unanimous vote -in the Appellate Court- for parole.
-End to the triplicate sentences capacity.

The 14-A prisoners demand the following mediation methods:

-Visit of the Santiago’s Archbishop, Ricardo Ezzati, in the Cárcel de Alta Seguridad (High Security Prison) and in the Centro Penitenciario Femenino (Female Penitentiary Center).
-Conformation of a working team to change the Anti-Terrorist Law with results, at the latest, on Wednesday April 27th.

If, on that date (April 27th), the Archbishop of Santiago doesn’t go to the prisons, the comrades will begin a DRY HUNGER STRIKE (don’t eat or drink ANYTHING).

Flyers: 1 & 2 (In English)

PLEASE, SPREAD THIS NEWS & RADICALIZE THE FIGHT ALONGSIDE OUR COMRADES IN CHILE

DESTROY ALL PRISONS & BORDERS – FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY & REVOLUTION

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G4S van set on fire in Nottingham (UK)

April 21st, 2011

19 April 2011

“In the early hours of this morning a G4S vehicle was set on fire in North Nottingham. A container of petrol was poured on the bonnet and a match was tossed. As we fled the scene we remembered our friends who have been detained, deported, tortured and murdered by Group 4.

This was not an act of bravery, nor was it enough to avenge all those who have who have been tormented by the prison machine. It was however a sign of our intent. A sign that we will not accept this society as the way things have to be.

The struggle against social control is something we must participate in, and to do that we must attack those that participate in the maintenance of society. Whether these attacks are large or small they are what we must do to stay true to ourselves and our desire for a society without domination.

G4S have profited, and will continue to profit from the prison society which is an attack on the marginalised, the working class, the “non-white”, in fact on all of us who are not part of the elite. So Fuck G4S, fuck all those who seek to, or profit from the imprisonment of our friends, the oppression of our families and the attempt to control us. We will not be controlled, we will attack again and again, because we are filled with love, compassion and pure unadulterated rage.

This action was in solidarity with the 14 Chilean Anarchists who were arrested on the 14th of August last year, because solidarity is our weapon.”

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ENI store attacked in solidarity to the anarchists arrested in Bologna (Italy)

April 19th, 2011

Translated from informa-azione.info

13 April 2011

Bergamo (Northern Italy). ENI store attacked in solidarity to the anarchists arrested in Bologna.

“During the night of April 13 we have attacked the ENI store in Bergamo by sealing its doors and by daubing its walls with paint and used oil. Solidarity to the arrested in Bologna. Terrorists are those who poison the planet. Terrorist is the State!”

Note: ENI is an Italian multi-national oil and energy company which is a long-known target for the corrupt business and exploitation it embarks upon.

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