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Barclays cash machine sabotaged in Solidarity with the victims of EDO/ITT (UK)

January 13th, 2011

“Barclay Capital is the market maker for ITT Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange – see here.

This week a Barclays cashpoint in Brighton was sabotaged in solidarity with the victims of ITT Corporation. ITT is EDO MBM’s parent company. ITT and EDO supply components to Israel for the F16. In the last fortnight Israel has escalated F16 attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Barclays provide market maker services to ITT, without which they could not function on the NYSE. It is also the largest global investor in the arms trade. Target Barclays until they cease providing financial services to ITT.”

Dissident

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Night of Sabotage in Bristol (UK)

January 11th, 2011

10 January 2010

“We are warming up… early on January 10th, as anarchists with revolutionary intent we continued in the trajectory that our horror and disgust at the society we find ourselves engulfed by demands.

as a result – bailiff and debt collecting firm Revenue on Bonnville Road, windows all down one side of the building smashed (despite regular security patrol close by).

– O2 repeater tower secluded behind a nearby industrial estate, lock cut from the gate with bolt-croppers then a tyre filled with rags wedged through the biggest bunch of cables(rags also tied around the cables) and doused with paraffin and ignited with a birthday candle wick to torch the whole thing.

– Brislington police station, paintstripper used to damage the bodywork of three squadcars and one mobile c.c.t.v unit and windows put out (inside their fenced vehicle compound).

– HSBC bank on the main Bath Road, front windows shot out.

as the country lurches further into the certainty of even more clearcut class attacks on the poor by the rich, we would predict a certain rise in the use of a variety of tools and tactics by the exploited and excluded in return in this social war that some still desperately try to bury their heads from as it rages before their eyes. for us, while we respect a diversity of tactics based on participants ability and on results not dogma, a meaningful struggle against the state, capitalism and the prison-based society it produces and represents must be defined by complete and permenant conflict with the ruling order rather than demands or dialogue. now is not the time and never has been for us to waste time and breath caught up in the politics of representatives or leftists/activists wishing us to wittle away our time in petty politics rather than seeking to expand our relationships of utter revolt with each other. we seek only to find those who wish to conspire with us for a fight that will take us beyond everything we know of this world, to realise a libertarian autonomous society through collective destruction of the present one.

these actions of sabotage are simple and achieve these aims directly. in many areas there are targets, it is simply impossible for them to be all defended at once by our enemies so we take our time and strike at will. the allseeing eye still has blindspots it would seem. when struggling against the network of technological repression, police – communications infrastructure – bailiffs – banks all pose very real and attackable faces to the not so invisible machine.

the fight continues.”

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Message From Jock Palfreeman, anti-fascist prisoner (Bulgaria)

January 11th, 2011

Jock Palfreeman, a 23 year old Australian with British connections, who spent some time in Bristol, UK, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Bulgaria on 2/12/09. He had been on remand at Sofia central prison for 2 years. In Sofia in late December 2007 he intervened when he saw a gang of 15+ Bulgarian football hooligans, with undoubted neo-nazi tendencies, attack 2 Roma (gypsy) people. The gang then attacked Jock with lumps of concrete, and in self-defence he killed one and injured another. The dead man came from a well-known Bulgarian family with political connections. 2 years later after a long eventful trial with many dubious practices and a clear political flavour, Jock was found guilty.

For 3 years my statement of self defence has not changed. And it doesn’t change now. The 3 years have been difficult, but the fact that the judges, prosecutors, private plaintiffs and myself know that I’m innocent brings some comfort.

The false accusers are scared of my case being publicized. Within Bulgaria they have done a very good job of censoring the facts of my case from the Bulgarian language public. In the past year nothing has been mentioned about my case in Bulgarian print nor in TV. In contrast to other languages. Read the rest of this entry »

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Two Prison Guards Hurt In 'Disturbance' at Littlehey Prison (UK)

January 11th, 2011

From mainstream media:

An investigation is underway after two prison officers were injured during a disturbance at Littlehey Prison, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. One female prison officer was assaulted while a male officer had boiling water thrown in his face. “It contained sticky sugar so it would stick to his skin,” explained Ralph Vallerio, of the Prison Officers Association national executive. “It has seriously burnt his face, but it hasn’t stuck on his face.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Communique from Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Informal Anarchist Federation – International Network

January 9th, 2011

CONSPIRACY CELLS OF FIRE – COMMANDO HORST FANTAZZINI – INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF ACTION AND SOLIDARITY – INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION

“Solidarity is a constant attack against the system and society, an act where the words fabrication, innocent, guilty, do not fit. Because as revolutionaries it is our duty to always be guilty for this system, always dangerous and always proud of our choices. We are not persecuted for our ideas, but because it seemed poor to us to not turn them into actions.” (Gerasimos Tsakalos member of the prisoners cell of C.C.F.).

Real solidarity between revolutionary consciences and groups of comrades is what the dominators fear most, it is the idea of a prospect that makes the ground tremble under the feet of the scum that call us terrorists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dark Nights #10 – Anarchist & Anti-Prison Newsletter January 2011

January 8th, 2011

Dark Nights is an anarchist & anti-prison PDF freesheet of resistance reports and repression news to download and print out. 8 pages / A3 size. Distribute and discuss.

Dark Nights #10 : Letters from imprisoned anarchists in Greece

– Letter from Kostas Sakkas, comrade accused of being part of a “terrorist organisation”, in which he dissembles the economic crisis and urges resistance.

– Letter from Gerasimos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell. Tsakalos writes about the 1st Nov 2010 arrest of himself and his comrade, Panagiotis Argirou in Athens, plus his own anti-political ideas of anti-socialist anarchism and revolutionary nihilism.

– Letter from Christoforos Kortesis, held hostage accused of membership of the armed group, Revolutionary Struggle.

– Text from the 3 imprisoned members of Revolutionary Struggle “Let’s make the beginning in Greece of a world-wide social revolution”. Kostas Gournas, Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis analyse the economic crisis with regard to Greece and Europe, and call for social revolution based on anarchist-libertarian principles.

ORGANISE REPLICATE RESIST

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Letter from Gerasimos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell (Greece)

January 8th, 2011

Anarchist Gerasimos Tsakalos was arrested with comrade Panagiotis Argirou, during an operation of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire in Athens.

WE HAVE RAGE

On the morning of November 1st we were moving around in the area of Pagkrati, in order to act in the framework of the campaign for international solidarity the organization had decided together with comrade and brother Panagiotis Argirou. Because, however, of the police-like curiosity of an employee of a courier company, certain personal errors and our being surrounded by the pigs of the DIAS group (motorbike cops) and other police forces that isolated the area, there was little choice and we were led to the building of GADA (police headquarters building) to the floor of the anti-terrorist police. Read the rest of this entry »

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CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE-COMMANDO HORST FANTAZZINI claim responsibility for the bomb attack against the Administrative Court in Athens on December 30 /2010 (Greece)

January 6th, 2011

I. “The days are coming when they try…”

“Whoever passed by the front of a courthouse or a prison and his look didn’t darken at the thought that he could be there as the culprit, then he did not live his time with integrity and dignity”

The attack on the Administrative Court is dedicated with all our fire to our brothers (G.Tsakalos, P.Argirou, H.Hajimihelakis) of the prisoner’s cell of the members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

Our comrades and the honest minority of dignified revolutionary individuals, political and civil, are not just a piece of our struggle, are not only an aspect of our action, but their choices, attitudes and dignity are the struggle itself as a whole, they are the substance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Claim for Greek embassy bombing in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

January 6th, 2011

30 December 2010

“In response to the trials scheduled for the coming days and the repression against our anarchist comrades from the Fire Cells Conspiracy, we decided to attack the Greek embassy in Argentina during the early morning of December 30, 2010.

Our attack coincides with a series of attacks perpetrated by comrades in Greece and Italy, because we understand solidarity as a weapon that we must use in order to confront the defenders of society’s prison system.

Just like the executioners who repeatedly murder unarmed people fighting for a piece of land to live on, we show no mercy in attacking authority when it’s least expected.

We remind them that we have plenty of reasons to blow them sky-high, into the Malos Aires of this region they appropriated. And even though it might take us a while to redress the balance, we won’t just sit around waiting for others to do what we can do ourselves.

No matter how much they tighten their security, we will always find the places where they are most vulnerable. Because we are everywhere, constantly thinking about how to eradicate domination and exploitation.”

LIBERTY OR DEATH

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Report from New Year's eve (Germany)

January 6th, 2011

New year’s eve has been a busy one this year in several German towns – Here is a short report.

Under the motto „from Grünau to Moabit… Dynamic new year’s eve day against all forms of prison and a society of imprisonment and exclusion! Let’s open up the walls…“ several comrades have organised two public events in Berlin to show their hatred against a the prison society. Read the rest of this entry »

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Policeman of the DIAS motorcycle force runs over and kills 6-year old girl (Greece)

January 5th, 2011

A policeman of the “DIAS” motorcycle police ran over a 6-year old Roma girl in the area of Menidi in NE Athens. According to eye-witnesses, the six-year old girl was run over as she was on the streets, where she was signing the carols with other children (in Greece, children sing carols on the eve of the Epiphany day, Jan 6). The eye-witnesses also claim the policeman dragged the girl along for 150 meters and did not stop to offer any help.

The policeman who killed the girl is at the nearby police station of Nea Ionia, yet his status is yet unclear. Around 100 people gathered at the spot of the assassination and attacked the riot police once the news of the girl’s death broke out.

More info as it comes.

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Student demonstrations: Advice for those wanted by Police (UK)

January 5th, 2011

There are reports of individuals who the police are searching for in order to make an arrest. Some people may believe they do not have much chance of escaping arrest due to the amount of details the police have on you (such as your name) and may not want to go underground and are therefore considering handing themselves in. The writers of this article (All Colours Are Beautiful) would like to share this advice: Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd Annual New Years Noise Demo in Hamilton (Kanada)

January 4th, 2011

On December 31st 2010, a few dozen people gathered for the second annual New Years Eve noise demo outside Barton Jail in Hamilton, Ontario. Among the fierce chanting, there were fireworks set off for the prisoners on both east and west sides of the jail. A banner with a mailing address painted on it was held to invite prisoners to correspond with us. The wall of the jail was spray-painted with “TEAR THIS SHIT DOWN”. A speech was read on both sides of the jail, expressing solidarity with prisoners and explaining reasons for struggling against prison. Solidarity was expressed to the prisoners who were on strike in Georgia (USA), Roger Clement, G20 defendants in custody, and non-status migrants being held at Barton Jail.

Here is a part of that speech:

“This has been a year of increased criminalization, and the beginning of a prison restructuring by the Federal government in an attempt to keep us silent, in constant fear, and even more of us locked away. From these continued attacks on our lives, we will gather strength to fight together. Whether the prison system is reforming to be more cruel, or disguising itself as humane, we will struggle against it. Whether it’s the police and cameras in the streets, the judges in the courtrooms, the screws in jail, we will struggle against them. We strive for freedom.”

“Solidarity with everyone who fights for freedom, and all prisoners, around the world, who refuse to accept forced confinement, isolation and abuse, who dream of the day that we together destroy these walls.”

The Passion for Freedom is Stronger than all Prisons!
Cops, Screws, Murderers!

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Police station, prison and district court attacked in Berlin at New Year (Germany)

January 4th, 2011

1 January 2011

In the New Years evening at Pankow womens prison some unknown individuals visited and sprayed slogans, lit fireworks and broke several windows. Some hours later Policestation 31 on Brunnenstrasse was attacked with color, stones and incendiary materials. For this the following letter reached us: “Two years ago Police officer Reinhardt murdered Dennis J. Only by terror “Sicherheitsbehörden” can the capitalist system adhere to power. The citizens look for alternatives but are held by fear. But everywhere in Europe outbreaks of rage outbreak against the police institutions; in London, Rome and Athens recently conflicts escalated. We want to shorten this fuse by making clear: No national murder is forgotten! Therefore we attacked the citizens of Berlin Policestation 31 at New Year’s Eve. Policeforce will always kindle our resistance.” Autonomous Group

From mainstream media:

Jan 2, 2011 – Berlin – A group of suspected anarchists attacked a Berlin prison and a police station with fireworks, stones and paintbombs, police revealed Sunday – two days after the incidents.

Neighbours observed 15 to 20 men in ski masks attacking the Pankow women’s prison on Friday night, drawing graffiti on the front wall, exploding fireworks, kicking the main door and breaking a window.

Later on New Year’s Eve, eight masked men threw cobblestones, paint bombs and two petrol bombs at a police station in central Berlin. The flames were quickly extinguished by police officers. Fires were also set in nearby streets.

Police said they were checking a claim of responsibility on an anarchist website and assumed the attacks had a political motive.

Europe’s anarchist movement has become more militant in recent years. Bomb attacks on embassies in Rome in December were blamed on an Italian anarchist group, while letter bombs mailed to Berlin and other capitals earlier in the year were blamed on Greek anarchists.

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