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Far-right politician Jacob Rees-Mogg gets a home-visit by crazed anarchist vandals (UK)

August 7th, 2018

How many people would love to tell Jacob Rees-Mogg to go and fuck himself? Well, last night we did so in joyful fashion. We paid a little visit to the countryside just outside of Bristol, to his mansion called Gourney Court in the quiet village of West Harptree.

For those of you who are reading this and do not know who this man is, he is one of the most detestable members of parliament ever, and fuck me they’re a bad bunch. Other politicians claim he is the one truly ruling this country from behind the scenes. Here are some of his charming characteristics…

He is extremely wealthy, staunchly Roman Catholic, a clear friend to fascist groups and has his eyes fixed on being the actual political leader of this fucking prison island (after May decomposes fully).

He was raised by his nanny. After prep school he attended Eton college and then Oxford university (for the poshest people in the country). Him and his wife have a 100 million quid together, they just bought a new house in London for 5 million, he makes 168,000 pounds a year from his partnership in a hedgefund business called Somerset Capital Management that is worth 7.5 billion pounds (apparently it invests in tobacco, mining and oil and is based in offshore tax havens, for those who care about such details). He proudly claims he has never changed a nappy in his life despite having 6 kids.

He uses his religion as an excuse for his xenophobic views. He is opposed to same sex marriage and contraception, he is against feminism, LGBTQI people and specifically gender re-assignment. He is opposed to abortion in all circumstances including cases of rape. He has argued for the abolition of environmental protections and for fracking, he is pro fox hunting and has also argued for the Conservative party to be almost entirely white skinned. He is opposed to immigration, he supports zero hours contracts and loves the equally charming DUP (Northern Irelands right-wing Democratic Unionist Party) and the Conservative governments billion pound deal with them.

He fucking idolizes Margaret Thatcher and we’re not even done yet…

In May 2013, he addressed the annual dinner held by the Traditional Britain Group, a group of fascists that calls for non-white Britons to be deported. Apparently he had been informed about these things by anti-fascist group Searchlight prior to his attendance.

After Rees-Mogg was confronted by anti-fascists in Bristol a year ago, Britain First (another fascist organisation) pledged to protect him at future events.

Rees-Mogg is backed by Nigel Farage, the disgusting former leader of nationalist UKIP party, who has probably the second most punchable face in politics after Rees-Mogg himself. He’s also met with Steve Bannon of Breitbart News in the US.

He constantly spouts-off about these high morals of Catholicism from his position of other-worldly privilege with no comprehension of the realities of people at the other end of the financial spectrum.

Phew, that is an impressively exhausting list to sum up a contender for the worlds biggest arsehole.

For all of these reasons and more he was chosen as a perfect symbol of many things we struggle against as anarchists. And so… last night we left him over 60 soiled nappies spread across his grounds as he’s no idea what they look like (don’t ask where they came from! haha). We spread around condoms to see if the idea would grow on him, even decorating a crucifix in his garden with them. We left lots of lovely messages sprayed around many of the buildings on his property letting him know exactly how we felt about him and causing a considerable clean up job. The pièce de résistance: his wife’s car (license plate Y7 HRM) sprayed with “SCUM” across the side in massive letters with a big sucker dildo planted on the bonnet! Beautiful.

Our action is not revenge or punishment (how could it be, there is no balance between our prank and this list of his accomplishments), but one (slightly sillier) glimpse into one of the multitude ways we exercise our critical analysis.

The conditions of our existence are under the control of people like this, but make no mistake, unlike one member of Bristol antifa who confronted Rees-Mogg, we are not supporters of the left or defenders of Jeremy Corbyn, we are not interested in a different leadership, in another form of representation, in a regime change, or in anything that merely shuffles around the makeup of power. We are opposed to all political forms including democracy. Democracy is shit, it breaks the link between thought and action. It does nothing but maintain the existence of alienated power since it requires that our desires be separate from our power to act, and any attempts to engage in that system will only serve to reproduce it. Voting does not give you a voice, it takes it away.

We continue to struggle for our ourselves, in solidarity with our comrades (inside and outside of the prison walls, across national boundaries and to those continuing to struggle who have been forced underground)… and in honor of a comrade who fell in the midst of fighting and who spent her life struggling against many of the issues mentioned above. Like the graffiti says around Bristol, “keep fighting!”.


The Cornerstone group(1) can shove their faith and their flag up their arse and Momentum(2) can go fuck themselves as well!

Down with politics and politicians, religion and the State!


The Home-visit Cell

PS. Sorry for the long communique, blame Jacob Rees-Mogg for being such a massive prick.

(1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornerstone_Group
(2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momentum_(organisation)

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Two publications about anarchism in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia

July 28th, 2018

Two new publications in English. “The Russian government, like any authoritarian regime, can not exist without the image of the enemy, external or internal. But people since Soviet times have got used to an eternal “threat of the West” and its spies. Therefore, the society is increasingly being pushed onto the needle of brutal massacre of ” public enemy forces”. For this purpose, the topic of extremism is actively promoted and new “enemies” are being stamped out.”

1) Radical Anarchists in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia 2008-2017 + Video

2) “Network” underground

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Four anarchist comrades begin trial in Yogyakarta for Mayday case (Indonesia)

July 28th, 2018

26.07.18: The trial has begun for the 4 anarchist prisoners of war who were transferred to Cebongan Prison for the Yogyakarta M1 (May Day) case.

The four imprisoned comrades are:

– Azhar M. Hasan (Azhar)
– Zikra Wahyudi (Zikra)
– Muhammad Ibrahim (Boim)
– Muhammad Edo Asrianur (Edo)

The state repression against the anarchist M1 actions is entering a new phase as the preliminary trial hearing begins. The 4 anarchist prisoners of war who took part in the demonstrations at the intersection outside UIN Yogyakarta (Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University) faced a preliminary trial hearing at the Sleman District Court on July 26th.

The first preliminary trial hearing consisted of the prosecutor reading the indictment against the comrades. The prosecutor stated that this trial should take place separately from the criminal case and called for a split hearing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Comrade Tsutomu Shirosaki appeals conviction for embassy attacks in Jakarta (Indonesia, Japan)

July 26th, 2018

The former Japanese Red Army activist Tsutomu Shirosaki has launched an appeal against his conviction for attempted murder.

He was found guilty in a trial at Tokyo District Court related to a May 1986 attack in Jakarta that saw a series of mortars hit the Japanese and United States embassies, though none caused injury or significant damage.

Now aged 70, Shirosaki was given a 12-year sentence in November 2016 at the conclusion of the trial, the first of a far-left activist in Japan for terrorism-related crimes for many years and the first to involve lay judges. Witnesses included the film director and former Japanese Red Army member Masao Adachi.

Notwithstanding the high-profile nature of the trial, the prosecution was undermined by its poor handling of Indonesian witness testimony. As reported in the media at the time, the court translation contained notable errors. These are a key part of Shirosaki’s appeal, which had its hearing on July 18th. Read the rest of this entry »

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Appeal for financial solidarity to the comrades in Operation Scripta Manent (Italy)

July 25th, 2018

About a year since its inception, the Scripta Manent process will resume in September. The hearings were scheduled weekly until November 22. Given the pace of court appointments, legal fees are increasingly high and, therefore, we must renew the invitation to those who wish to contribute to make payments to the CNA account.

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Some anarchists.

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Rostock, Germany: Police Station Attacked

July 24th, 2018

21.07.18: During the early morning hours of July 20th, we attacked the police station on Ulmen street in Rostock with fireworks.

This was in response to the completely unnecessary raids on the homes of our comrades in Greifswald. On Thursday morning, a total of 100 cops were used to search houses and apartments. This was obviously meant to send a clear message to those of us who are committed to the struggle for a better society and countering the shift to the right in society as a whole. Of course the police operation was immediately celebrated by the AfD.*

But in these times of right-wing and authoritarian mobilizations, they give us something to oppose, because the cops are always in opposition to our ideas for a liberated society.

No peace with the police! ACAB

*Translation note: Far-right political party Alternative für Deutschland / Alternative for Germany

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In permanent struggle against the State and its control: Down with the law on internal security! (Mexico)

July 22nd, 2018

Technology always aims at control
Against the State itself

The approval of the Law on internal security (LSI) in Mexico is a symptom of the need for global capitalism to renew its power sources and to expand its economic progress, to the advantage of class society and its anthropocentric vision of the world. In regard to the repression of expressions that oppose or don’t support global domination, which goes along with expropriation and seizing of lands, winds and waters and the exploitation of ‘energy resources’ and human and animal bodies, the State is working on changes in important laws in order to attain its goals. Even if LSI is a dormant expression on a juridical level of industrial technological progress through totalitarianism and militarization of the country and of its established activity against forms of resistance, as the army is actually deployed in social or other missions in almost all instances of political and economic tension in Mexico, historical examples where this practice emerges abound:

— 1968, the historical massacre of Tlatelolco, where thousands of students were killed

— Hunt for guerrilla fighters and communists in the 1960s, when practices of torture were consolidated

— Militarization and armed conflict in Chiapas in the 1990s against the indigenous and Zapatist insurrection
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Plakat: Internationale Woche der Solidarität für gefangene AnarchistInnen – 23. – 30. August

July 22nd, 2018

Soli-Plakat für die bevorstehende Woche der Solidarität für unsere GefährtInnen, die eingesperrt oder auf der Flucht sind.

Überall auf der Welt werden unsere inhaftierten GefährtInnen als Geiseln gehalten für deren Akte des Krieges gegen diese dekadente und verrottete Zivilisation, die alles zerstört und verkünstlicht. Sie haben für ihr Handeln jene Mittel benutzt, die zur Verfügung standen: Sprengkörper, Feuer, Waffen, Entschlossenheit, Mut und den Traum der Freiheit. Lasst sie niemals alleine, sondern lasst die Nächte und Tage mit unserem brennenden Zorn aufleuchten…

Alle unsere Plakate – außer ihr habt Zugang zu einem Pro Printer – werden am besten in hoher Auflösung über einen normalen Drucker in schwarz-weiss ausgedruckt und dann auf A3 vergrößert kopiert und mit Tapetenkleister auf der Straße plakatiert. Der Toner des Kopierers verschmiert nicht so schlimm wie Druckerfarbe, wenn darauf gekleistert wird. Auf die Straße…

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Plakat: Solidarität mit den Anarchistischen Gefangenen in Indonesien

July 22nd, 2018

„Knast ist ein Meilenstein auf dem Pfad, den der Revolutionär in Richtung Freiheit geht. Es ist ein vorüber gehender Aufenthalt, aber nicht das Ende.“ Verschwörung der Feuerzellen (CCF)

Am 1. Mai 2018 wurden dutzende AnarchistInnen in Yogyakarta während eines wütenden Krawalls gegen den Sultan und das NYIA Mega-Flughafen Projekt, welches die Kulon Progo Coastal Community bedroht, verhaftet. 11 AnarchistInnen sind immer noch eingesperrt, weil sie gegen die Bullen und die Schläger das Sultans gekämpft haben. Dem Gefährten Ucil wird vorgeworfen Polizeimotorräder mit Molotov-Cocktails angegriffen zu haben. Der indonesische Staat hat diesen Moment benutzt, um die anarchistische Bewegung auf dem Archipel mit Repression zu überziehen, außerdem sind einige GefährtInnen im Untergrund oder es wird gegen sie ermittelt. Lasst uns den Funken der revolutionären Solidarität entzünden und die schwarze Internationale entfachen. Feuer den Unternehmen, den Investoren, dem Tourismus und den Banken, die in Indonesien tätig sind.

„Bedauerlicherweise ist der Traum, den wir in unseren Herzen tragen, zu bedeutend, als dass wir die Gefahr unterlaufen könnten, uns selbst an der monströsen Wand der Autorität wieder zu finden, die aufgebaut wurde, um Staat und Kapital zu verteidigen.“Nicola Gai

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Imprisoned anarchist comrade Claudio Lavazza transferred (Spain, France)

July 22nd, 2018

The anarchist prisoner Claudio Lavazza (in prison in Spain since 1996) has been transferred several days ago to a maximum security prison in the Paris region. The transfer, which Claudio expected, is due to the conclusion of the definitive trial for actions for which he has been accused in France since the 1980s; Once the trial is over, he will return to Spain to finish serving his remaining sentence in that country.

When there are more updates, we will give you more news.

Against all prisons!

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Appeal Court continued on July 20th for the 250 CCF Attacks (Greece)

July 21st, 2018

On Friday, July 20th at 10AM, in the Korydallos Prison Special Court, the Court of Appeal continues for the 250 explosive and incendiary attacks by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

The accused are the 10 members of the organization who were sentenced from 21 to 28 years.

Comrades who are prisoners of the State are part of our struggle and part of us.

Solidarity with prisoners and persecuted comrades is inextricably linked to the struggle for revolution, for a society of equality and freedom, for anarchy.

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Trial begins against the Revolutionary Struggle for Bank Robberies (Greece)

July 21st, 2018

On Monday, 23.07.18, in the Korydallos Prisons Special Court, another trial against the Revolutionary Struggle continues involving bank robberries attributed to the organization.

According to the indictment, there was a ‘criminal organization’ from 2006-2012 whom seven bank robberies are attributed to and whose members became members of the Revolutionary Struggle from 2012-2015 and committed bank robberies for the organization.

We, as members of the Revolutionary Struggle already publicy stated our position on this issue on October 23, 2017*, and recently the comrade Nikos Maziotis published a similar statement on 06.05.18**.

Nikos Maziotis – Pola Roupa

*Nikos Maziotis and Pola Roupa – ‘The Revolutionary Struggle is a Revolutionary Organization and not an Organization for Robbing Banks’ (Text in Greek language)

**Nikos Maziotis: The New Trial on 25.05.18 Against the Revolutionary Struggle for Bank Robberies (2012-15) Does Not Concern the Actions of the Revolutionary Struggle
(Text in Greek language)

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Call for an Independent Materials Fair – Activity of the 6th International Week for Anarchist Prisoners (Brazil)

July 18th, 2018

CALL FOR AN INDEPENDENT MATERIALS FAIR – ACTIVITY OF THE SIXTH INTERNATIONAL WEEK FOR ANARCHIST PRISONERS

In response to the call for a “Sixth International Week in Solidarity For Anarchist Prisoners,” which will take place all over the world from the 23rd to the 30th of August, there will be a first winter fair of independent materials on August 25th.

This is an open call for anyone who wants to send us proposals with an anti-authoritarian focus to add to the activity. In addition, it is mainly an invitation to participate in this initiative that will happen in the “Tia Estela Space” , a squat of homeless people located underneath the so-called “Alcântara Machado Bridge” in São Paulo. Any contribution to self-management of this space is welcome.

The struggle for freedom is impossible without fighting against prisons. These disgusting spaces are surrounded by walls, violent forms of control, security devices and constant vigilance. Without such a
structure it would be impossible for any state or any government to remain in power. It is necessary to see prison not only as the main tool of domination against the subversive people who prefer war to the passivity of the masses, but also as a laboratory of the system and one of the main means to perpetuate slavery and work. Read the rest of this entry »

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