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Chile: An Anarchist Perspective on the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 23rd, 2020

On a particularly chaotic Friday afternoon, Piñera inaugurated the nationwide chain reaction to the pandemic. Since the beginning of March, fear of the virus has slowly entered the conversation: between the agitated return to classes that seeks to be a replica (like an earthquake) of the October Revolt, the massive feminist demonstrations, the radicalization of the reactionary sectors and the imminence of the plebiscite, it is taking on more and more importance.

The international situation is no less complex. Last year saw the beginning of a new worldwide wave of revolts against capitalist normality, and the much manipulated “institutionality” seems to be collapsing from all sides, leaving room not only for insurgent creativity but also (and never so easily differentiated) for populism and fascism of all kinds.

The economy has been losing speed for some time, but the trade war between two declining powers, the manufactured rise in the price of oil, and the paralysis caused by the coronavirus, built the perfect storm to leave the stock market and its tangle of speculative fictions in free fall.

It is in this context that the disease arrives in our territory, with the state of exception still fresh in our memories. It starts in the upper classes, and we almost rejoice before remembering that they will not be the only ones to suffer its consequences. The government, always late, announces its measures. Clearly they are not enough, and their only objective is to ensure the free movement of capital. Some (the ones who see conspiracies at every corner) whisper that it is a strategy to cancel the plebiscite, that is apparently so dangerous. But we are clear that the intelligent fascist votes to approve, and that the government’s incompetence requires no more justification than its own class interests. Read the rest of this entry »

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London ABC: Prison Makes Us Sick (UK)

March 22nd, 2020

In this moment of not knowing what’s coming next, the failure of this system is more and more clear: a world wired for ever-growing speed, circulation, and productivity, suddenly has to stop. In this moment when power gets more power, fed by the general panic of an unknown and new situation, there’s a pressing need to listen out and to fight for those who are most affected, those who already know what it is to be trapped, isolated and repressed.

We will be publishing information, hoping to amplify unheard voices, and to break the silence that risks making an intolerable situation even worse. Now, more than ever, those caged by the state face precarious conditions, with low hygienic standards, very poor healthcare and overcrowded cells. While the ‘managers’ of the crisis carefully calculate how this or that measure can protect the political and economic order, the basic steps we need to take to slow down the contagion are clear: keep distance between each other, maintain good hygiene and avoid crowded places. Inside, this will be difficult or impossible for many. We are not going to ‘take this on the chin’! Prison makes us sick!

Take a minute to share this poster, as an easy and first step to practicing solidarity. Email us with any questions. We won’t share any details without consent.

London ABC

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Saxony, Germany: Double Incendiary Attack Against Prison Construction Companies

March 22nd, 2020

An Early Easter Egg on Political Prisoners Day

We, as an early Easter egg, claim responsibility for the fires during the night of 18.03.2020 at two companies involved in the construction of the new Zwickau-Marienthal prison. [1]

Today is the anniversary of the International Day of Political Prisoners. This day was proclaimed to remember the many fighting comrades and comrades-in-arms who are in the dungeons of prisons worldwide. The date is based on the day on which the Paris Commune was proclaimed in 1871. For many people, the Paris Commune was and still is a reference point for revolutionary efforts for social justice and political freedom. The smashing of the Commune, the massacre of thousands of Communards and the deportation of hundreds of them to the penal colonies, where they died a slow death, was intended to show all revolutionaries in the world what a bourgeois government is prepared to do when it sees its power threatened.

Even today thousands of revolutionaries are sitting in the prisons of this world. The emancipatory struggle has been going on since the commune, and its children have come and are still coming under the wheels of repression. There has always been a struggle for the liberation and support of the prisoners. A fundamental critique of domination has been linked to a critique of the prison system and the morality of punishment. The demand for the liberation of the prisoners often turned into a demand to abolish prisons and to overcome the principle of punishment completely. Read the rest of this entry »

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Umeå, Sweden: Windows smashed at cop school and at ecocidal company

March 22nd, 2020

The coronavirus is sweeping around the world. Death tolls are rising and the capitalist economy is seeing new lows for every day. The nation state apparatuses are using warlike measures to battle the pandemic. Borders closing, blanket curfews, quarantines, forced labour, the only people allowed in the streets are cops. It’s the state apparatus wet dream coming true. For us anarchists it is our worst nightmare turning into reality. What we see is a glimpse of the future. If there ever is a day civilisation falls to ruins this is somewhat how it will look like.

There will be no end of what measures state apparatuses will use to gain control. And in this game, who will be sacrificed? It will be the precarious workers, the migrants, the women associated persons… the others.

The coronavirus is our Earths latest weapon against the humans (Earlier versions were the Spanish flu and AIDS). This pandemic is a population control, a hit back and a revenge for all the wild animals, plants and habitats that the humans have enslaved, annihilated and destroyed. The coronavirus turns the civilisers who
thought they where immortal into mere mortals. What it all comes down to is a show of power. If humans ever thought they had some sort of control the coronavirus clearly shows what illusion this is. Humans and the civilisation have no control, no matter how much they try to annihilate the wild and the free. If our planet decides that our moment of rule is over, in an instant, just like that – people looking pale, some sneezing, some coughing, some deaths… silence… Read the rest of this entry »

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Argentina: ‘The Impetuous Germination of Anarchy’ by Pampa Libre Cell (FAI-FRI)

March 22nd, 2020

“…Light in the Shadow
The enemy’s got to watch out
That only from that ancient place
The foundation stone could emerge
Which is spreading out of control
This land called
Our beloved America
And if necessary in the future
We will change the name.”

Sergio Terenzi (el Urubu)


1. (A) INTRO MODE

The handful of reflections that follow have come to us almost unintentionally. They are one more contribution to the debate on the issues that move us; a small stop on the troubled road we are now travelling. It is good to share visions about what worries us and throw them like a bottle into the sea… Perhaps they will serve to fertilize the sowing and/or sharpen the tools suitable to advance in the realization of what we dream…To all the warriors of praxis a sincere embrace from the region that fails to dominate (as they would like) the self-proclaimed state of Sargentino. May 1000 new rebellions flourish.

II. OF BEINGS AND DEEDS

We do not underestimate or mock the many ancient pagan cultures that are seeing, in these present times, the signs of an inevitable decline throughout the entire ill-treated and agonized blue planet that we inhabit. And we don’t dismiss it because (among other things…) beyond mysticism and conspiracies, the harsh reality shows us that this IS so. We feel the vertigo of the events in our skin; and we consider that it is a “self-fulfilling prophecy”. We refuse to look the other way as it would be alienating. The question is rather: what do we do?
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The Plague and The Fire

March 21st, 2020

From plagueandfire.noblogs.org

We are building this site to address the situation that arose from the Korona virus epidemic.

Faced with a global scourge, we need to share radical reflections beyond linguistic and national borders.

Because fire can arise from the plague.

And fire can bring freedom.

This site was born from the desire to share reflections and materials on the consequences of this epidemic. Nurture a discussion that allows you to compare the critical tools that give everyone the opportunity to act in the present.

Act with a view to subvert the current social order, to free the planet and all living things from the scourge of this society.

As the history of London reminds us, fire can arise from the wounds, the demolition of the structures of dominion from fire. In the fire of 1666, during the plague epidemic, dozens of churches and a good part of many public buildings burned. Unfortunately, following that fire, London was rebuilt in a way that favored social control and city governance. This time we want to avoid that this moment of crisis leads to a restructuring of the current system. Read the rest of this entry »

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Third Time Lucky

March 21st, 2020

We’re in Lockdown. Stay at home, we’re commanded. Only that which is most necessary for economic survival is permitted, but it is never stated of whose survival they speak. Even then we’re greeted by processions of police riot vans – lights flashing, show of force – informing us that we have to go home. Going about the minimum of daily activities is a danger to public health. It’s already been said in Italy that it’s amazing how quickly we forget: what it’s like to speak to a stranger, to touch someone, to encounter an unexpected moment amid the concrete drizzle of capital. The workhouses and temples of consumption are open but the shelves are almost bare. We have a social responsibility, they say. The healthcare system cannot cope and it is us that has to save it. Did someone say something about funding?

An invisible enemy. The stuff of apocalyptic films. The cause is not important, it’s just the flu after all, but the response is crucial. We are not measuring the number of deaths but the capacities of power. Swine flu and SARS failed to take the world by storm but they’ve nailed it this time. Everything that came before was a mere prototype for the finished product: a perfectly intangible terror that demands our complete subservience. It’s as though The Handmaid’s Tale, in all its controversial success, was a warm-up before the main act.

The supposed reach and severity of the Corona Virus is almost a mute subject. What’s important is who is going to take benefit, how, and who pays the price. The capitalist economic system is built on investment, but this time it’s starving itself ready for a rampage. When this is allover, when our glorious benefactors have saved us from near ruin and we welcome back with open arms a depleted economy that was fucking us before ‘the pandemic’, we have to think where we will be.

Waves of migrants washing upon even more hostile European shores. Solitary confinement becoming the prisoners’ permanent state. G4S quietly clean up after the morning matinee as we’re distracted by the charade in the main hall. Physical human interaction reduced to an Orwellian suspicion whilst the spectrum of human emotion is expressed through Whatsapp’s preset sticker selection. Facebook’s laughing as Instagram’s rewriting history with all our rebellious quotes.

via Actforfree.

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Madrid: Arson of an electric car of the Car2Go company (Spain)

March 20th, 2020

On the night of February 24 to 25, we set fire to an electric car from the Car2Go company.

The new models of mobility and urbanism that are proposed to us by States and companies, in this case by way of “Carsharing” or “Smart Cities”, are part of a capitalist propaganda that seeks to whitewash the image of the hostile, devastating and inhuman capitalism of always. However, they are only an extension of the industrial disaster that perpetuates miserable conditions of existence that make its development and profit possible.
We do not want to reform capitalism, we want to destroy it. We don’t need any more reason to attack.

War on the State, capitalism and the daily annihilation of our lives.

For anarchy.

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PDF: How to Sabotage the Game Farming Industry

March 20th, 2020

PDF: The Time is Now

This is a PDF explaining how to sabotage game farms. It needs to reach as many people as possible. Against all authority, speciesism and capitalism.

THE TIME IS NOW, BRING DOWN THE GAME FARM INDUSTRY

A step by step guide to sabotaging game farms and putting an end to this fucked up industry.

Game farming is abhorrent. Hunters will use the excuse of conservation as a justification for their murderous actions, but game farming cannot be sustained in any way. Breeding wild animals to be released with the sole purpose of killing them, modifying the countryside to suit the needs of the hunting community and killing all other wildlife in the process with the only aim of capitalising on animal exploitation. Game farming is, indeed, a multi million industry that can be toppled very easily using direct action.

As game farming is an incredibly lucrative business based on breeding and rearing wild animals, direct action focused on sabotaging the infrastructure and releasing the animals into the wild is the biggest and most impactful action anyone can do bring the business to their knees. I will repeat this to clarify: YOU CAN STOP THIS INDUSTRY BY WALKING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE.

This document will solely focus on how to liberate and sabotage game bird farms as a map has been made available with hundreds of entries throughout Europe where you can find your closest farms. That does not mean we do not encourage you to seek other farms, like deer, wild boar and even fox (yes, people are breeding foxes for hunting) and do exactly the same thing. You might need to modify some of the advice, but it will still be good for the most part.

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Italy: Anna has been transferred from Lecce prison to Messina

March 20th, 2020

We learn that Anna (an anarchist imprisoned since September 6, 2016, for the Scripta Manent operation, sentenced on April 24, 2019, to 17 years in the first instance sentence of the trial) has been transferred from Lecce prison to Messina prison. The transfer does not seem to be due to disciplinary measures but to the need to find free cells in Lecce prison.

Anna reported that she is fine despite the somewhat troubled trip on her cell phone, but from first impressions the situation looks better than in Lecce, being in a cell with shower inside and kitchenette. They would have told her that also in this case it is a temporary situation.

In Messina there is an AS3 section (Alta Sorveglianza 3, “High Surveillance 3”), generally anarchists accused of crimes of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order are imprisoned in the AS2 circuit but currently there is no female AS2 section for imprisoned anarchists, so the comrades are placed in AS3 sections. The female AS2 section for anarchists, in L’Aquila prison (whose conditions were almost equivalent to detention under 41bis), against which a long hunger strike was carried out between May and June 2019, was substantially closed.

This is the address:

Anna Beniamino
C. C. di Messina “Gazzi”
via Consolare Valeria 2
98124 Messina
Italy – Italia

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[Santiago, Chile] Libro: Memoria y Combate – Compilado de las semanas de agitación en memoria del anarquista Javier Recabarren

March 18th, 2020

PDF: Portada – Memoria y Combate

PDF: Libro – Memoria y Combate

La presente publicación nace con la intención de difundir destellos de la vida de un anarquista de la región chilena que falleció producto de un accidente. La publicación busca ser un aporte para la construcción de la memoria combativa, que, en este caso y como podrán encontrar en sus páginas se ha manifestado con diferentes gestos concretos a lo largo de los años con iniciativas, propaganda, sabotajes, fuego, reflexiones, anécdotas y más, gestos anónimos por el compañero y que hoy son compilados y salen a la luz en un nuevo formato. Para nosotrxs la muerte de un anarquista no puede pasar desapercibida, sea la forma que sea su muerte. Un/a compañerx que asume su vida en permanente lucha contra la opresión, la explotación y el poder en sus múltiples formas y concreta sus ideas en hechos es totalmente dignx de rescatar, difundir y replicar, es por eso que no olvidamos a Javier Recabarren, su muerte es un llamado para continuar firmes en la praxis subversiva anarquista. Read the rest of this entry »

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France: “The Worst Virus Ever… Authority…”

March 16th, 2020

About COVID-19, authoritarian delusions and the shitty world we live in…

The macabre death toll increases day by day, and in the imagination of each person takes place the sensation, at first vague then always a little stronger, of being more and more threatened by the Great Grim Reaper. For hundreds of millions of human beings, this imagining is certainly not new, that of death that can strike anyone, at any time. Just think of the damned of the earth sacrificed daily on the altar of power and profit: those who survive under State bombs, in the midst of endless wars over oil or mineral resources, those who coexist with invisible radioactivity caused by accidents or nuclear waste, those who cross the Sahel or the Mediterranean and are locked up in concentration camps for migrants, those who are reduced to pieces of flesh and bone by the misery and devastation caused by agro-industry and the extraction of raw materials…And even in the lands that we inhabit, in times not very long ago, we have known the terror of butcheries on an industrial scale, bombings, extermination camps… always created by the thirst for power and wealth of States and bosses, always faithfully set up by armies and police.

But no, today we are not talking about those desperate faces that we constantly try to keep away from our eyes and minds, nor about a history that is now past. Terror is beginning to spread in the cradle of the kingdom of commodities and social peace, and it is caused by a virus that can attack anyone – although of course, not everyone will have the same opportunities to cure themselves. And in a world where people are used to lying, where the use of figures and statistics are one of the main means of media manipulation, in a world where truth is constantly hidden, mutilated and transformed by the media, we can only try to put the pieces together, to formulate hypotheses, try to resist this mobilization of minds and ask the question: where are we going? Read the rest of this entry »

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Spain: News concerning the anarchist comrade Lisa

March 16th, 2020

On March 10 / 2020, the prison supervisory magistrate decided to reduce Lisa’s freedom of movement as she was “enjoying” semi-liberty (“tercer grado”, i.e. out in the daytime, weekends and other permits) by applying the 100.2, a condition that refuses exits at weekends and during the week unless justified for reasons of work.

This decision is the result of the appeal filed by the prosecutor of the Audiencia Nacional [National Court] last November asking for a return to “segundo grado” (or no chance to get out of prison), appealing to the fact that the comrade had not denied her anticapitalist and anarchist ideology.
Lisa’s lawyer appealed.

Libertá per Lisa e per tuttx!
Fuoco alle carceri !

via: roundrobin.info
Translated by Act for freedom now!

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Andy Coles – Undercover Cop, Sexual Predator and Right Wing Goon (UK)

March 15th, 2020

Andy Coles is a right-wing politician who is active in the ruling Conservative Party in Peterborough, UK, who used to be an undercover cop. This despicable piece of shit targeted environmental, animal rights and pacifist groups during the early nineties. Coles was part of a unit called the National Public Order Intelligence Unit of the Special Demonstration Squad and wrote their operational manual. This unit is notorious for systematically targeting activist women in deceptive and controlling sexual relationships in cases going back decades. At the moment a huge whitewash ‘investigation’ has been taking place detailing the exploits of dozens of these scum.

Recently a grass-roots campaign started in Peterborough to draw more attention to what this disgusting cretin has done. Andy Coles is already running scared, shutting down his blog, locking down all his social media accounts and trying to intimidate and assault the activists that are reminding him what a creep he is. Even if we don’t agree with legalistic and social activist approaches using appeals to the state, we are in solidarity to all those targeted by the sexual abuse of these cops. We have to fight against the State, against its police, against all the politicians of the right and the left. Revenge.

From Sack Andy Coles:

Andy Coles Intimidates Victim, Assaults Campaigner

Disgraced former spycop Andy Coles took his abuse to a new level last week, tracking down the woman he abused while undercover to harass her and attack her supporter.

As a vulnerable 19 year old in the 1990s, ‘Jessica’ was groomed into a sexual relationship by Coles whilst he was an undercover officer of the Special Demonstration Squad. When his past was revealed two years ago he immediately resigned as Cambridgeshire’s Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner, yet he has stayed on as a Peterborough city councillor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lecce, Italy: ‘Interruptions…’ – Poster about Coronavirus and more

March 15th, 2020

INTERRUPTIONS …

There is nothing new about social life taking place at a distance. For a long time now people have been persuaded that the best way to communicate and relate is through the use of a device. Prostheses of the human being, the smartphone and its like, have transformed the way of being together, of being informed, learning, communicating, writing and reading.

The next step is the robotization of living, technique pervading every place, every aspect of daily life. An overcoming of nature and the natural in favour of artificial beings and places. Such a scenario needs no social life, it does not need relationships, feelings, thoughts, it only needs order, discipline, regulation, machines. Maybe Dominion is trying to take a step forward and use a health problem, the spread of a virus, to reach generalized regimentation at least, the rest will then take care of itself. Science fiction comes to mind, but States have centuries old instruments to draw on without having to resort to the unknown.
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