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Posts Tagged ‘1st May’

BAD News #34: Angry Voices From Around The World

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Episode number 34 (05/2020) of “B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world”, a monthly news program from the international network of anarchist and antiauthoritarian radios, consisting of short news segments from different parts of the world, is now online.

Length: 1:22 h

You’ll also find the audio on A-Radio Berlin’s new website.

In this episode you will hear contributions from:
1. Free social radio 1431AM:
• Hunger strike of V. Dimakis
• 1st of May in Greece
• Some words about Grup Yorum, the hunger strikes and the deaths of 3 comrades.
2. A-Radio Berlin:
• Interview on the film “Radical Resilience” about political burnout and how to avoid it.
3. FrequenzA:
• The audio is from two internationalist, which are based in Rojava at the moment, about their thoughts and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the society there and why it makes sense to fight the capitalist system worldwide.
4. Radio Fragmata:
• Updates on situation in Greece and coronavirus (May Day 2020, New environment destructive policy, police brutality, refugees struggles and fascists attacks, anarchist and revolutionary prisoners situation, mutual aid actions)
5. Invisible Radio:
• Voices of people from Moria camp and Last incidents in prisons and camps in Greece

Other audios from A-Radio Berlin in English here:
https://www.aradio-berlin.org/en/audios-2

Or visit the anarchist 24/7 online stream from the Channel Zero Network:
http://channelzeronetwork.com/

Enjoy!

A-Radio Berlin

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Wuppertal, Germany: Autonomous MayDay

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Like last year, the autonomous MayDay was full of surprises! And these surprises have caught the cops off guard and we are happy about that!

It started in the night from 30.04. to 01.05. with a demonstration in the Ölberg district, accompanied by fireworks and other great lights and (sound) effects. On our way through the Elberfelder Nordstadt some neighbours at their windows celebrated with us that the 1st of May has begun. So we were able to start the day in good spirits with strike two under difficult conditions. Already with the first strike last year we could catch the cops on the wrong foot and thus trick the cop apparatus. From that point on, we managed to break through the de facto suspension of the right to demonstrate for a short time. At least for a short period of time we were able to make the darkness glow.

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Philadelphia: Anarchist Group ‘Bristling Badger Brigade’ Burns Cell Tower (U$A)

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Another May Day, another cell tower set alight. A small act in the earliest hours, but an escalation beyond the norm. And we never want to return to ‘normalcy.’ We don’t know the difference between 4G and 5G. All we know is we want none of it.

The tower’s proximity to a train yard, a major pharmaceutical company’s office, and other military/mercenary enterprises in the Philadelphia Navy Yard was intended to interfere with their operations, however small the impact. It should also be a reminder that no one is untouchable if you have the appropriate determination. And this particular act was quite easy.

The first flame was a warm hug for the comrade Badger, allegedly on the run after a series of similar incidents in Bristol. Stay free!

The ensuing smoke a signal to the comrades undergoing the Scripta Manent persecution in Italy… we stand with you!

For freedom,
for anarchy!


Bristling Badger Brigade

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Incendiary attack against Amazon in Los Angeles County (U$A)

Monday, May 4th, 2020

For autonomous, decentralized May Day, we torched an Amazon van in Los Angeles County.

We could not sit idly by and watch the spread of COVID-19 turn ICE detention centers into full blown death camps

Amazon provides the cloud servers that hosts the Investigative Case Management system, the database utilized by ICE and other Federal agencies to compile public and private data to track and deport immigrants. Amazon plays a role in every raid; every family separation; and every death at the hands of ICE. It was the goal of this action to raise the stakes for companies like Amazon that provide critical border enforcement infrastructure.

In solidarity with with migrants currently on hunger strike in ICE facilities throughout the country. In solidarity with warehouse and grocery workers engaging in wildcat strikes on May Day.

Against the imposition of borders and the proliferation of the surveillance state

Anarchist Fire

#DestroyWhiteSupremacy
#MayDayStrike

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Letter from Xinachtli, imprisoned in the “Guantanamo of Texas” (U$A)

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Here is a report from the Texas political prisoner Xinachtli, discussing his conditions of confinement and asking for people to show solidarity on May Day:

“Love is contraband in Hell, cause love is an acid that eats away bars. But you, me, and tomorrow hold hands and make vows that struggle will multiply.” Comrade Assata Shakur, Black Liberation Army (in exile in Cuba)

In the spirit of revolutionary proletarian internationalism, from within the belly of this racist, fascist, neo-colonial military stockade, also known as the Guantanamo of Texas prisons, from the occupied territories of the U.S. Southwest under siege for over 500 years, I salute you, and thank you and all freedom-loving peoples of the world, who support me, the Texas prisoner freedom struggles, and the global fight against monopoly capitalism and imperialism.

Viva la revolucion obrera! Viva la lucha! Long live the struggle!

Since my return trip from Polunsky in Livingston, TX, from my Hep C medical treatment, I found a “new administration” in ad. seg. (meaning solitary confinement), more repressive than the last one when I left here in July 2019. Since my return on October 18, 2019, I have been repeatedly assigned to a “disciplinary segregation” cellblock, more punitive than the regular ad. seg. cellblock. I mean, the pigs claim it is just a temporary 30-day “assignment”, but they keep repeating me on it, saying it is due to “overcrowding overflow”, but of over 500 ad. seg. prisoners, who they could easily “rotate”, they have singled me out for repeated assignments to this merry-go-round, under false pretexts. (more…)

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Posted in Prison Struggle

PDF: Jurnal Anarki – Edisi Menjelang Badai (Indonesia)

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

PDF: Jurnal Anarki – Edisi Menjelang Badai

INTRO.
EDITORIAL.
KIDUNG BAGI UNABOMBER PART I.
KIDUNG BAGI UNABOMBER PART II.
KETIKA MASYARAKAT MEMBESARKAN HITLER.
KRITIK ATAS PRIMATA, EVOLUSI, DAN ANARKISME.
PRIMATA, EVOLUSI, DAN ANARKISME.
TEKNOFASIS KAPITALISME.
GERAKAN SOSIAL, MUSIK, DAN SEORANG HERRY SUTRESNA.
MAYDAY 2019: DUNIA ADALAH MILIK MEREKA YANG MUDA.
ARSITEKTUR DAN APOKALIPS – IVAN THEO.
TETEK BATOK.
BAGAIMANA ANAK PEMBURU DAN PERAMU BELAJAR – PETER GRAY.
PAPUA BARAT, KOLONIALISME, DAN SOLIDARITAS TANPTA BATAS – VERONIKA KOMAN.
KEBANGKITAN GLOBAL FASISME.
DOMESTIKASI DAN ANARKI PRIMAL – KEVIN TUCKER. [“>EN]
MERENGKUH KEKOSONGAN KREATIF: SEKELUMIT KISAH RENZO NOVATORE

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Mayday Repression: Statement from Bandung Anti-Fascist Front on International Solidarity (Indonesia)

Friday, May 24th, 2019

POLITICAL STATEMENT OF FRONT ANTI FASIS BANDUNG (BANDUNG ANTI FASCIST FRONT) ON FUND FROM INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY AFTER BANDUNG MAYDAY 2019

Police brutality during International Labour Day May 1st of 2019 in some cities, has append dark record of state apparatus to civil society’s life. In Bandung, more than 700 comrades raided, striped off, bald-shaved, spray-painted, beaten up, and others worst things ever done to them by police. Same things also happen to comrades in others city such as Jakarta, Surabaya, Malang, and Makasar, they happened to be the victim of police brutality. That occurrence arouse many condemn to police and military from around the world.

As respond, many solidarity comes from individuals and organization toward the 2019 Mayday movement. Some Indonesian organizations then raise funds locally even internationally, as solidarity to those comrades who raided and threaten brutally by the police.

Until now, we “Front Anti Fasis Bandung” (Bandung Anti Fascist Front) have agreed to:

1. Have never run any fund raising nor receive any donation from International Solidarity.

2. Any necessity related to legal advocation and etc, is handled by local self-powered.

3. We still need all our comrades abroad to organize mass movement, campaign, political statement, and mobilization as a display of International Solidarity for us.

We’d like to sincerely say our biggest thanks to all of our solidarity comrades whose until today still shown their support and keep the flame of resistance on fire!

LONG LIVE DISOBEDIENCE!

-FRONT ANTI FASIS BANDUNG-

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Call for solidarity after the 1st of May in Paris (France)

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Since the end of November, as the Gilet Jaune’s movement develops, cops and banks are being regularly attacked. In such a context, the 1st of May could have been a radical break in this world made of borders and wars. It could have been the continuation of the 16th of March’s riots and, to put it in perspective, an attack against the life-breaker industry called authority.

Nationalists and Regionalists flags are all over the place, all over our grounds, and at the same time the courts are filling up the prisons as the french state announced that it’ll be able to imprison 10,000 more people in the next 10 years, not to mention the Administrative Detention Center and psychiatric wards, and as the capitalistic speech tells us to smile as we die more and more in the inside. Work is just another way of saying « Kill me ». (more…)

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Indonesia: Statement from Bandung Anti Fascist Front on May Day 2019 Repression

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Political Statement of Front Anti Fasis Bandung (Bandung Anti Fascist Front) on State Brutality during May Day 2019 in Bandung

We, Front Anti Fasis Bandung (Bandung Anti Fascist Front), hereby condemn and curse every brutal act that the State carried out via its repressive state apparatus against the masses at the 2019 May Day demonstration in Bandung. We also condemn every form of violation to human rights that the State carried out against the arrested comrades in Bandung Police Station and in the Mobile Brigade base in Jatinangor. Furthermore, we also condemn these wretches for their savage actions against May Day demonstrations in many other areas. As for other condemnations, we say to ever State element that took part in the repression of May Day 2019 in Bandung the following: (more…)

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Indonesia: Post-May Day Update and Call for International Solidarity

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

Palang Hitam / Anarchist Black Cross Indonesia has temporarily ceased activity due to problems with a former member who misused international donations. At present there is no anarchist organization supporting those facing repression, so support is being provided spontaneously and individually. Here is an update about the situation in several cities.

In Bandung, there was a peaceful action by a group of anarchists almost 1000 strong. It even consisted of mothers, children and teenage girls. Police attacked them and broke the bloc into two groups. They were then chased, beaten and arrested. The pretext for this was ‘vandalism’, some spray-painted graffiti. Many of those who were arrested were stripped and had their heads shaved. Some were spray-painted on their faces and bodies as well. Many were forced to crawl along the road in their underwear. In total 619 anarchists were arrested, of these, 3 still remain in custody for destruction of property. (more…)

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Information About a Known Snitch: Achmad Azwar Darmawan (Indonesia)

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

ES: El detenido Achmad Azwar Darmawan colabora con la policía

For the first time in the Indonesia anarchist movement there is a snitch who has given information blaming a known anarchist comrade in that territory for organising the Mayday demo (M1) in Yogyakarta. Several comrades are still hunted by police and had to go underground. Here is the info:

Achmad Azwar Darmawan was one of the people who were arrested during the M1 (May 1st) protest in Yogyakarta. He and three other people were arrested when they escaped to Bogor. They were accused of writing down the anti-monarchy graffiti during the protest, which upset a lot of people. Two people became suspects, while two others were set free. It should be emphasized that the escape was done based on individual and group (affinity) decision where each participant was expected to understand that the action was done based on a joint decision (read: without any leader).

The decision-process among M1 participants, especially among those who wore all-black, was very different from the decision-process among leftists or other authoritarian groups, which usually is controlled by a party or a certain central-command, which is very hierarchical. There was no orchestrator who initiated the protest. Azwar is a deluded leftist who risk his comrades for his own safety. (more…)

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Video of May 1st Black Bloc demo in Bandung – Attack against Police Station (Indonesia)

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

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MayDay – The Hague: Solidarity with the anarchists accused of bank robbery in Aachen (Netherlands, Germany)

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Today on MayDay, the international day of struggle against capitalism and oppression four banners were hanged in The Hague, the Netherlands, and more than a 1500 flyers scattered in solidarity with the anarchists accused of bank robbery in Aachen, Germany.

In 2015 and 2016 three anarchist comrades, one from Amsterdam and two from Barcelona, have been imprisoned after the prosecution office of Aachen (Germany) issued warrants for their arrests on accusation of bank robbery in the same city. The comrade from Amsterdam, charged with a robbery in 2013, has been acquitted in December 2017; she is currently awaiting the revision appeal. The trial of the two other comrades concerns a robbery in 2014 and began on the 23rd January 2017; their court case will continue for the coming months.

We are not interested in knowing whether the comrade is actually responsible for the bank robberies or not. Expropriation is an ethically just and politically legitimate practice, a method of struggle that is part of the history of all revolutionary movements.

We want them free! Rage and solidarity!

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1st May – Make it Happen, Everywhere!

Sunday, April 30th, 2017



via contrainfo

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Anarchist May Day Weekend 2017 – Invitation (Poland)

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017



29-30.04 KONGRESONO
3rd Anarchist Congress

1.05 DEMONSTRATION
Working People’s Day

Discussions | Meetings | Lectures | Books | Art | Gigs + more

Join us in Wrocław [PL] for the 3rd Anarchist Congress and May Day celebrations!

Kongresono is a grassroots initiative – together we try to create space for meetings and discussions, encourage dialogue within the anarchist movement and strengthen contacts between its members. We strive for integration of anarchist circles and – through the exchange of experiences and mutual education – wish to introduce and promote anarchist thought and social practice in all their various shapes and forms, reaching a wide-ranging audience.
During the two-day conference we will have a chance to examine a broad spectrum of current issues and reflect on the perspective of our future activities, their goals and possibilities for action.

On 1st May we are taking to the streets to put the theory into practice through action! By returning to the original meaning and ideals that this date represents, we refer to the long tradition of workers’ movements. Although it has been over 100 years since the beginning of the struggle for such fundamental rights as 8-hour workday, they are still being breached. On that day we shall manifest workers’ pride and call for self-organisation and solidarity.

Details about the programme and venue coming soon!

For more information and updates visit us at kongresono.bzzz.net.
E-mail: kongresono2017@riseup.net

* The conference will be held in Polish. For non-Polish speakers we can provide whispered interpreting (Polish → English).

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