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Anarchist Black Cross Festival in Vienna (Austria)

January 5th, 2020

Dear comrades!

We want to invite you for the next ABC-Solidarity-Festival in Vienna starting at Thursday 23. to Sunday 26. April 2020.

It would be great if you come to Vienna with your merch, books and info tables, workshops, bands, tattoo tools or other ideas how to participate at the festival. It is a great opportunity to get connected with comrades from all over Europe and to discuss several issues about our struggles, perspectives, projects and critics.

If you want to offer a workshop or play with your band: Please contact us as soon as possible to fix the details – for the workshop you have normally two hours all in all. The workshops are on Friday or Saturday, starting at 1 in the afternoon. Have a look at the timetable of the last years:
https://abcfestvienna.noblogs.org/program-2017

It would be a pleasure to see you in Vienna (of course you are very
welcome also during the year).

All the best and warm hugs from us,
ABC Vienna

https://abcfestvienna.noblogs.org

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Some report backs from New Year’s Eve Prison Demos

January 5th, 2020

USA

More Than 25 Cities Light Up the Night Against Prisons & Migrant Detention Camps

Sacramento, CA: NYE Noise Demo Report Back

Omaha, NE: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Baldwin, MI: Noise Demo Rallies Against Geo Group’s Notorious Detention Camp

Philly Noise Demo Reportback

Elsewhere

New Year’s Light Show for the Prisoners of the Quebec City Detention Center (Canada)

Update from the gathering outside the hellhole of P. Ralli on New Year’s Eve (Athens, Greece)

via It’s Going Down, PHL AntiCap, Athens IMC and MTL Counter-info.

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Propagacion Anarquica de vuelta y difusión de texto

January 5th, 2020

Después de un largo periodo sin actividad, nuestro blog vuelve a las andadas. Durante este tiempo tuvimos severos problemas con el servidor y la pagina no se desplegaba (a pesar de que seguía existiendo). Nos tomó bastante tiempo poder resolverlo pero por fin lo logramos. Muchas cosas transcurrieron internacionalmente: revueltas generalizadas en Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, así como protestas violentas de mujeres en México.

Nuestro cálido saludo a quienes se mantienen y mantendrán rebeldes, refractarixs, inteligentes e incontrolables a pesar de la paz civilizada con la que siempre nos quieren domesticar. Nuestra lucha no se seduce ni por reformas ni por nuevas constituciones ni mucho menos por su asesino progreso. Hemos subido algunas entradas que tienen que ver con el tema para mantener el archivo, pero no quisimos dar cobertura total porque esto ya lo han hecho otras paginas afines y ademas ya quedaban fuera de tiempo. Lo que sí quisimos fue archivar los últimos aportes de escritos, acciones y comunicados salidos de México para mantener el seguimiento de la actividad aquí desarrollada, así como un escrito critico con el izquierdismo feminista realizado por la compañera italiana Anna Benniamino el cual creemos que es importante rescatar. De igual manera hemos recibido algunos aportes originales de compañerxs que iremos subiendo poco a poco, como lo es el caso del escrito histórico sobre El Loco Ron ¿eco-anarquista primigenio? Con el que refrescamos la actividad del blog. Ya para terminar con estas palabras dejamos un listado de las entradas que decidimos archivar para que quien quiera pueda localizarlas de manera sencilla y cronológica.

Nuestra fuerza y solidaridad con todxs lxs compañerxs represaliadxs en Grecia, Alemania, Italia, Rusia, Ucrania, Estados Unidos, Indonesia, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina y cualquier otro rincon que se nos olvide mencionar.

Salud y ánimo

Propagación Anárquica

www.propagacionanarquica.noblogs.org

Texto “El loco Ron ¿eco-anarquistaprimigenio? en el siguiente link:

https://propagacionanarquica.noblogs.org/post/2019/12/31/el-loco-ron-eco-anarquista-primigenio/

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Statement on the Assassination of an Iranian State Terrorist – Qasem Soleimani (Iraq)

January 5th, 2020

Qasem Soleimani has long tormented the people and we congratulate the survivors of his crimes in the Middle East, particularly Syria, Iraq and Yemen. And while we are glad for the death of this war criminal, we declare our strong opposition to the possibility of a state war (between US state terrorism and Iranian state terrorism).

Hours ago, Qasem Soleimani, one of the top military officials of the Iranian government who was responsible for the Middle East, was killed on the direct order of Donald Trump in Baghdad.

Qasem Soleimani was a genocidal man that has killed thousands of men, women, and children in the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. He lead sieges for Assad and recruited Afghan refugees in Iran, many of them children, to die in the Syrian civil war. This state assassination was carried out by the United States in the obvious interest of Donald Trump’s election and what was done has not been and will not be in the interests of the people in the Middle East.

Despite much commotion and controversy made by the Islamic regime over its security and intelligence capabilities, we see that in fact this regime is not capable of maintaining its most important transnational force and Qasem Soleimani was assassinated as soon as the US decided to remove him.

On the one hand, the viciousness of the criminal Islamic regime became more apparent and on the other hand, it further showed the corrupt nature of US state terrorism, which does not care about the lives of their own nor those of the people in the Middle East—otherwise these Iranian state terrorists could have been easily hunted down over the years.

We reiterate that the contemporary Middle East is shaped by wars, massacres, displacement, and famine because of religious fanatics and terrorists on the one hand and the interference of international capitalists and backers (Eastern and Western Imperialism) on the other.

We hope all of these religious terrorists are killed as soon as possible and these murderous state governments will be destroyed so that the people of the Middle East live again in peace and prosperity.

آدرس و اسامی صفحات مرتبط با اتحادیه آنارشیستهای ایران و افغانستان

Anarchist Union of Afghanistan and Iran, May 24, 2018

P.S: The possibility of joining new people and groups of anarchists will be permanent

The Union has many social media and other communication channels. You will find them at the bottom of this page.

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Update on Eric King, anarchist prisoner (USA)

January 4th, 2020

From Eric’s soli-crew

We have been unable to share a lot lately because of ongoing issues with the prison. We hope to be able to share lot more within the week but have a brief update Eric would like to send out.

Eric is being held since arriving at FCI Englewood indefinitely in segregation since arriving in August. The prison has yet to provide a reason for this detention. There is no disciplinary sanctions being served nor reason to continue to hold him in segregation.

He can not receive books. Letters need to be on white or lined paper. He can now receive newspapers and magazines. There has been a ton of mail held back and lost. He doesn’t have a lot of addresses anymore. If you haven’t heard from him, please write again. He really could use word from folks right now. Articles are amazing. So are PDFs of books, poetry, zines, ect.

Please be mindful that there is a security officer assigned to Eric reading everything that you send in. Englewood has already used alleged (as in doesn’t exist) mail to withhold visits. Please do not ask Eric about his case he cannot talk about it. Also know that he is being held in the same prison that an officer 2 years ago threatened his family (still employs). Tensions are high at the prison. Also anything sent also has the potential of ending up in his discovery as well, so please kept that in mind.

Eric King 27090045
FCI Englewood
9595 W Quincy Ave
Littleton, CO 80123

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Bern, Swiss territory: Communiqué for New Year’s Eve Demo

January 4th, 2020

Originally published by Barrikade Info. Translated by Enough 14.

On the night of New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2019, about 200 people took to the streets of Bern under the motto “Remain ungovernable – no law will stop us”. It was a first attempt to organize a New Year’s Eve demonstration in Bern. We wanted to make consistently and from the beginning of the new year clear that a new police law cannot intimidate us. Regarding the demo we would like to draw a self-critical conclusion. For example, fireworks were partly handled negligently. We also wanted a colourful and varied appearance, which we tried to achieve with colourful masks.

We marched through Bern in a solemn and militant mood. Numerous actions set further accents to the demo. A review of the year was shown on Bundesplatz. In addition, numerous signposts to the prison were put up. These were supplemented with information texts on various repressive events. On the Waisenhausplatz, where we also started the new year, we made a longer stop. There we remembered “Kilu” who lost his life at the Waisenhaus police station. We also drew attention to the unknown persons who died in the prison system. Read the rest of this entry »

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Breves reportes de la revuelta en Chile (09 de diciembre-27 de diciembre)

January 2nd, 2020

via Noticias de la Guerra Sociale:
[Reportes redactados y difundidos por redes sociales]

Santiago de Chile
9 de diciembre
53vo Día de Revuelta Social
¡EL AMOR POR LA LUCHA ES NUESTRA ENERGIA!

En la Plaza de la Dignidad se junta cada vez menos gente. Hoy no somos miles, apenas somos cientos. A pesar de esto la conflictividad no disminuye, el amor por la lucha y la sed de venganza son incombustibles.
El monumento a Baquedano está intervenido con lienzos en contra los abusos en del SENAME, bellísimas arpilleras y costuras rebeldes. También hay algunos chemamüll Mapuche.
Hasta allí llegó una columna que caminó 500 kilómetros desde la ciudad de Concepción, se van abriendo paso entre aplausos y en sus ojos se nota la decisión de seguir avanzando, los esbirros que tenían copado el sitio son quienes retroceden.
Al poco rato llega una caravana de vehículos blindados policiales, son recibidos por lxs encapuchadxs con una lluvia de bombas incendiarias y piedras.
Hermanxs de la primera línea relatan que el viernes un manifestante término con fractura craneal y hemorragia interna al ser golpeado directamente con una bomba lacrimógena en su cabeza, está grave y hospitalizado. Comienza la acampanda de la “Mesa Social” afuera de la Corte Suprema.
Encapuchadxs realizan una bulliciosa protesta dentro de un Mall contra el consumismo navideño. Read the rest of this entry »

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Italy: Some words by Anarchist comrade Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez from the prison of Terni

January 2nd, 2020

[Round Robin] We receive and spread:

This piece has finally arrived. Juan had mentioned it in his letters. We thought it had been censored. In fact it was confirmed that on 4th October 2019 an investigating judge seized it as he considered it “instigation to commit a crime” or some form of incitement to “anarchist activity” and seized it in order to protect the forces of order.

We agree with Juan’s desire to have it spread and ask you to publish it.

“How do you prevent a drop of water from drying up? Let it go to the sea.”

In this text I tell how my arrest on 22nd May 2019 went. I tell it as a matter of fact and not to denounce the illegality of police methods or as a victim’s tale.

Above all I don’t want the way my arrest went and what happened during the transfer to Brescia police headquarters to be something secret between myself and the Digos who arrested me. I sincerely don’t want to have anything in common with them. I don’t want to share anything with them, especially my anxieties or “what can’t be said” for fear of a taboo, as an unwritten pact between “macho gentlemen” that might undermine my virility (?!).

And finally the words spoken in the police station by a Digos cop dressed as a rock biker (probably from Trento police station, given his knowledge of me…) who advises me in a “friendly” manner, like a brother or a father, to only write personal letters to friends and not communiques to be circulated publicly. This made me think that spreading what happened could be a good option.

Just before my arrest I was walking in the mountains and took a path where I encountered a big dog that started to get ugly with me. This is the path that I’d have taken on the way back. I have great respect for dogs and avoid them if I can, so on the way back I decided to take the main road towards Tavernola. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Black December’ by Gabriel Pombo da Silva

January 2nd, 2020

ES: Diciembre Negro
FR: Décembre Noir

Black December

Black December” is now 10 years old and Mauricio Morales was the detonator.
Do you remember? They haven’t stopped, those ideas and practices that rose (in)surged from the collective desire proposed by multiple anarchic individuals who put it to the test.
Indeed, the struggle is an essay that claims its execution and that must be experienced through practice to understand all the potentials that it offers us. Theorisations that are not tested in practice will always remain unknown.

We have verified (in/with praxis) that determination (individual will) can generate common moments and framesworks of collective struggle through active propositions. The problems in the (at least in what is committed as the F.A.I.F.R.I.) project begins when it’s own postulates proposed by this informal organization model are ignored. They are:

1Seditious solidarity.
2 Anarchic campaigns.
3Communication between groups and related individuals.

We know that the informal organization (also called T.I.A. in Latin America) at an international level (with or without acronyms) has its limitations, especially when the various insurgent tendencies are inclined to dispute discursively between themselves instead of complementing each other, both in the theoretical as in the practical.
Total liberation does not mean alienation or fratricidal alienation or competition among the active groups.
Who in one way or another rejoices in the end of “obrerismo mendicante”, which delegated all activism to obsolete organizations in the era of technological capital. We see in the years of the new anarchism of praxis that appeals are of no use for ourselves.
It is not a reflection of what it says. Be what is said and say what is done, it is what makes the verb meaningful and gives weight to the word.
I once read somewhere about: “Language creates a reality and reality creates a language… “.
This they have understood (even better than us) those Italian inquisitors and hence their fixation with public debates and what everyone wrote.
[Operation] “Ardire” (because it is bold to talk about what we dream), “Scripta Manent” (because the written word endures) and thus all the repression of this last decade has been limited to prosecuting all that is desired, everything written or said and aimed at all sabotage carried out by anarchists.
Unfortunately, what is written as much as it remains (if not assumed so in the first instance) does not alter material reality… and, unfortunately, interpretive juggling either. Or put another way: the chemical formula of the tritolo is not tritolo.*
We are already getting used to repeating slogans (“Fight Week”, “Black December”, etc.) without worrying and worrying about the most important: our affinity groups and practical organization.

A – Procure material and economic means.
B – Carry out anarchic campaigns and do not start a new proposal until the previous one is terminated.

Only acting as one hand will each finger have power and sense.
I do not question other groups of the “Anarchist Galaxy” but, only and exclusively, those that are inspired by the F.A.I./F.R.I./C.C.F. to act.
Our power can only be in the sum of action groups that act coordinated on all three points.
We must recognize that the legacy (both theoretical and practical) of the subversive project F.A.I.-F.R.I.-C.C.F., is here to stay.
In addition, both “Black International Editions”, and “Black International of Praxis” continue their editorials and mutual knowledge.

For Black December!
For conscious and organized action!
Long live anarchy!
Long live the companions in war!


Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
,
Last days of the year 2019.

*Trinitrotoluene – TNT

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Netherlands: New Years Eve Solidarity Action at Women’s Prison Nieuwersluis

January 2nd, 2020

1/1/2019

Last night we held a solidarity action at the women’s prison in Nieuwersluis at midnight. In solidarity with all prisoners held by the state.

Contact could be made with people inside the prison. Then fireworks were lit.

Against all prisons and the world that needs them!

Some anarchists

Pictures see: https://www.indymedia.nl/node/47229

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Thessaloniki, Greece: Turkish Diplomatic Vehicle Torched by Revolutionary Solidarity Commando Haukur Hilmarsson

December 30th, 2019

The genocide in Syrian territory since the invasion of the fascist Turkish state, with the agreement and complicity of the international community, continues. Day by day hundreds of civilians find themselves on the agonizing receiving end of the bombings and attacks carried out Erdogan’s fascist army and ISIS’s reemerging Islamist terrorism. For 2.5 months the revolutionary forces of rebel militias intensify defensive confrontation with every means against the imperialist international monopolies, which attempt to occupy the Syrian territories, displacing thousands of civilians with their military operations.

The NATO summit in London at the beginning of December ended with a pervasive sense of unity and an exchange of guarantees between the member states, despite superficial disagreements over the fascist Turkish state’s invasion of Syria. The constant arrests and interrogations of militants in various states on suspicion of supporting the Kurdish rebels are proof of this. The latest anti-terrorist operation in the UK against the family environment of a YPG volunteer has led to his father being arrested on charges of supporting a terrorist organization.

The fascist Turkish state builds rivalry in the areas of security and energy in the eastern Mediterranean as it chooses to seal the alliance with Libya on the same day as the slaughterer of the Palestinians, Netanyahu is in Athens for the trilateral agreement between Greece, Cyprus and Israel for the EastMed pipeline. They also called for NATO’s support, demanding that alliance members officially declare the YPG and the YPJ as terrorist organizations. A prime example is Erdogan’s message to the Greek government amid transnational shocks and destabilization in relations between the two states on the basis of the disputed agreement with Libya: power relations and instability can change for the benefit of the Greek state with the precondition that the YPG/YPJ and DHKP-C Kurdish and Turkish fighters are extradited as terrorists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Russia: Prosecutor Asks Court to Sentence Penza Network Case Defendants to Up to 18 Years in Prison

December 29th, 2019

OVD Info
December 26, 2019

The state prosecutor has asked the Volga District Military Court to sentence the five defendants in the Penza portion of the Network Case to between six and eighteen years in prison, according to a member of the campaign to support the defendants who was present in the courtroom.

The prosecution asked the court to hand down the longest sentence to Dmitry Pchelintsev: 18 years in a maximum-security penal colony. It asked the court to sentence Ilya Shakursky to 16 years, Andrei Chernov to 14 years, Maxim Ivankin to 13 years, Mikhail Kulkov to 10, Vasily Kuksov to 9 years, and Arman Sagynbayev to 6 years. It asked that all the defendants except Kuksok and Sagynbayev be sent to maximum-security penal colonies.

The prosecutor told the court that the defendants’ accounts that they were tortured into testifying had not been corroborated.

All the defendants are accused of involvement in a “terrorist community,” punishable under Article 205.4.4 of the Russian Criminal Code. Pchelinsky and Shakursky are accused of organizing a “terrorist community,” punishable under Article 205.4. In addition, some of the defendants are accused of illegal possession of firearms (Article 222.1), illegal possession of explosives (Article 222.1.1), attempted arson or bombing with mischievous intent (Article 167.2 in combination with Article 30.3), and large-scale attempted drug trafficking (Article 228.1.4.g in combination with Article 30.3).

The criminal case against the Network “terrorist community” was launched in October 2017. According to the FSB, eleven young men in Penza and Petersburg organized the Network and were planning to overthrow the government. The defendants in the case claimed the FSB subjected them to psychological pressure, tortured them with electric shocks, beat them, and planted weapons on them. Some of the defendants recanted the confessions they made in the days following their arrests. OVD Info has reported on each of the defendants in the case in detail.

via The Russian Reader.

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Germany: “After #COP25…” – Statement from the Osterholz Forest Occupation

December 29th, 2019

After COP25 and the Economic Stimulus Package: Stop Appealing to those Responsible! What We Need is a Revolt!

Wuppertal. Haan. December 26th, 2019. Since August 15th, 2019 we’ve occupied the Osterholz Forest. A lot has happened in these four and a half months. The forest that was supposed to be cleared in October is still standing, and that’s good. We will continue to actively oppose the possible clearing for the capitalist interests of a private company called Oetelshofen.

On September 20th, millions of people took to the streets worldwide to demonstrate for climate justice. The German government’s response should be a lesson to all those who think that decisive changes will come from the rulers. The “climate package” presented by the German government is above all an economic stimulus package for the (E) car industry. The proposed coal phase-out law is primarily a wind power phase-out law. The rulers are trying to cheat their way through by deceiving public opinion. Business as usual. The COP25 climate negotiations have also failed miserably. No wonder, because the rulers have long since understood what needs to be done, but that is exactly what they don’t want to do. Those who believe that the rulers “have not yet understood the seriousness of the situation” succumb to a mistaken belief: the rulers have understood the seriousness of the situation very well. Their interests simply lie elsewhere. The lackeys of capital stand for an everlasting situation and their friends of green capital only want to change things slightly. Instead of destroying entire regions for coal, they now want to destroy unique landscapes for the mining of lithium for their electric cars. The same sauce, but now with a green colour. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kiev: FAI Cell “Misha Zhlobitsky” take responsibility for cell tower arson – Black December (Ukraine)

December 29th, 2019

From A2day:

Anarchist sites report that in recent months in Donetsk and Kiev region base stations (aka towers) of mobile operators were attacked 4 times. Behind the attacks are mostly anarchists.

The first attack was to blow up the base station of the Phoenix operator. Then it was reported that two Lifecell towers were set on fire. December 10, 2019 it was reported about the arson of the mobile base station “Vodafone Ukraine”.

For example, when attacking the Lifecell communication towers, anarchists claimed that the main reason for the attack was solidarity with the Democratic Federation of North and East Syria (Rojava), the struggle of the Kurdish people for liberation from the Turkish occupation.

Wishing to give intensity to these attacks, we, a cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation, set fire to another cell communication base station in Kiev. Unlike the aforementioned attacks, our motives and view of the targets under attack are different. We suggest taking a broader look at the topic of communication towers.

Mobile operators are eager to capture as many subscribers as possible. This is a fact. There are three main operators in Ukraine: “Kyivstar”, “Vodafone Ukraine”, Lifecell. These companies do anything to place their mobile antennas everywhere, to get more money and control. They do not care what we think about it. But the most important thing is that the operators cooperate perfectly with the police, leaking them all the data of their subscribers. Each mobile operator receives more than 20,000 court orders annually for temporary access to things and documents.
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Italy: “Renata” operation – Stecco was transferred to the Modena prison

December 29th, 2019

IT/EN

We learn that Stecco, an anarchist arrested on February 19th, 2019, in the context of the repressive operation “Renata” in Trentino, has been transferred from the AS2 (“High Surveillance 2”) section of the Ferrara prison to that of Modena. On December 5th the Trento court issued a sentence against the seven anarchists arrested for operation “Renata”: six were sentenced to sentences between 2 years and 6 months and 1 year and 9 months, while one was acquitted of all accusations. The accusations of “subversive association with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order” (four defendants) and “attack for terrorism” (seven defendants) have fallen; the comrades were convicted of the crimes of “production of false documents”, “damage” and “violation of the arms law”. Stecco, due to a previous sentence that became definitive in between, is the only one to be imprisoned.

His address is below:

Luca Dolce
strada Sant’Anna 370
41122 Modena
Italia – Italy

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