Posts Tagged ‘Arson’
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
The following communique was originally published in the Finnish anarchist portal Takku.net. During the last weekend an Islamist blogger tried to take credit for the bomb and molotov cocktails, until an anarchist communique was published on Monday 6.6.11, putting the attacks within the anti-state/anti-capitalist frame of struggle. Mainstream media news can be found here: 1 & 2
From the comrades:
“Tuesday night 13.4.2011 we burned five dumpsters at Pukinmäki train station in Helsinki. We also wrote some slogans for free spaces on some walls.
During the next two nights we burned dumpsters at several places in the city of Vantaa.
Tuesday 19.4. we attacked the police; we set up a bonfire on the street, and when the police showed up, we greeted them with stones and paint bombs. The police responded by attacking the nearby Social Centre Satama, which they found empty after a long siege and assault inside.
During the night 31.5.-1.6. in the district of Pukinmäki, Helsinki, we closed the Kenttätie-road, frequently used by the police, by setting several dumpsters on fire.
Early Friday morning 3.6. in the Helsinki district of Pasila, we put a bomb under Turvatiimi’s (a private security company) car. Although the bomb was fully functional, we decided not to explode it, to ensure that bystanders and workers in other nearby companies wouldn’t be put in danger. This is also why we placed the bomb so that everyone in the courtyard could see it.
Early Saturday morning 4.6. we attacked two gas stations with molotov cocktails in the Helsinki district of Tapaninvainio.
Monday morning 6.6. we called bomb threats to the following embassies: Belarus, Russia, Spain, Mexico, Chile, United States, Germany, Greece, Italy.
We chose these countries because of the ongoing struggles there. We wanted to make the representatives of these countries feel a bit of the fear, that our anarchist comrades face in their everyday struggle against the violence machine of the state.
With these attacks we want to show our solidarity to the comrades of Social Centre Satama and their struggle for free space. We also send revolutionary greetings to the Roma migrants in Helsinki, who are oppressed daily by the violent apparatus of the state.
With these attacks we also express our support to every anarchist prisoner, and want to remind that the struggle will continue despite the attempts at repression by the state. The time of empty talk is over, long live anarchy!“
Tags: Arson, Belarus, Bomb threats, Chile, Finland, Germany, Greece, Helsiniki, International Solidarity, Italy, Mexico, Roma, Russia, Sabotage, Social Centre Satama, Spain, Turvatiimi, United States
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Ministry of Interior and Police vehicles burned by Earth Liberation Front / Informal Anarchist Federation (Russia)
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
18 & 20 May 2011
Excerpts from the claim of responsibility
“Around 1 am on May 18 in Ogibdd, Southern District of Moscow, we burned a Ford company car belonging to a police lieutenant. Night May 20 at the Metro Domodedovskaya we burned a Mercedes executive class with a Ministry of Interior pass under the windshield. In the first case, the car completely burnt out, in the second – the charred hood burnt up. The actions were done in a campaign of solidarity with the Greek comrades (11 May 2011 Athens police violently broke up a rally of strikers during a general strike) and Belarussian comrades (18 May a lawsuit against Belarussian anarchists).
… Police everywhere – Garbage is always rubbish. We remember all the humiliation and injustice that our comrades have experienced at the hands of police in Russia, Greece, Mexico, Belarus, Turkey and elsewhere. And if we have the opportunity to take revenge on the system of blood and tears of our comrades – We’ll gladly do it.
“… We are not in solidarity with the suffering of people, we are in solidarity with the energy and strength of those who do not tolerate their suffering … “ – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
Being anarchists, we believe international solidarity is a key weapon in the arsenal of the revolutionary. But with whom solidarity and to whom, are the appeals of our comrades in Russia directed? We – the rebel anarchists, the nihilists, and anti-socialist biocentrics … We do not care for the proletariat when he goes to work … We reject attempts to turn ‘anarchist’ the extras from the Communist Party, and the similar “dinosaurs of the left flank.”
We do not believe in the revolution of the masses, class war, as we are not going to be the revolutionary vanguard and to tell others how to fight back. We do what we think is necessary and would like to see it was perceived that way. And we support the struggle of those who are aware of their oppression and resist it.
Therefore, we agree only with those migrant workers and proletarians, who refuse to perform immoral and inhuman orders, and who attack or sabotage their bosses. We stand in solidarity with only those anti-fascists who respect the freedom of others, without exceptions: no homophobia and misogyny. And we stand in solidarity with the defenders of Khimki forest, because these people are actively fighting for real life in harmony with nature, against the oppression imposed by capital and a fake life in the temples of consumer culture – the roadside shopping malls.
As stated in a leaflet distributed by May 1, “No Compromise!”, we are categorically against any labels (whether proletarian, socialist, anti-fascist, environmental activist, and anarchist).
… We need a total re-evaluation and dismantling of existing social relations … Take a look at the revolutionary potential of the proletariat which was buried in the cemetery of Mezhdurechensk: money and the promise of well-fed life in our society, you can buy almost everything and everyone. Consequently, the anarchist movement should review the main recipients of their propaganda: from December 11, it is obvious that the targeting of mass anarchist propaganda is not working. Or it is insufficient, or it is not aimed properly.
We know what we want to do in this regard. We would like to hope that our comrades from the legal wing, are equally purposeful and self-organized.
Solidarity with the Greek protesters injured by police on 11 May, the detainees on suspicion of assault on a police station in Exarchia, our friends the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, with Belarussian anarchists who remained faithful to their ideals: Nicholas Dedkov, Igor Olinevichem and Eugene Vaskovich. And solidarity greetings to the other rebel groups of anarchists in Russia.
Earth Liberation Front – Russia / Informal Anarchist Federation
Monday, April 25th, 2011
In the context of the April 14-21: International Week of Solidarity with the Imprisoned Chilean Anarchist Comrades, ‘Unknowns for the freedom of the prisoners’ have carried out an attack against BBVA Bank. Here below is the communique, from Culmine via War on Society:
21 April 2011
“In those moments in which we decide to locate our lives as a deed of propaganda and move to the attack on this prison society, we discover the complicity of the night as our unconditional lover, caressing every solidarity action of every one of the comrades who takes to assault the misery of everyday life that capitalism offers us everywhere in the world, and it is for this that we return to her to send a message of freedom to the prisoners, because we know that every cinder that flies from the flames of every barricade and burning ATM opens the door of every cell to embrace all of our imprisoned sisters and brothers on the planet, passing through the cracks in the walls to arrive at the dungeons where they remain sequestered.
The night of Thursday April 21st, at the end of the 60th DAY OF THE HUNGER STRIKE of those incarcerated and kidnapped for the “BOMBS CASE” FRAME-UP and without any response on the part of the State-Capital, a group of individuals armed with our hearts overflowing with the longing for freedom, some few pamphlets, hammers, gasoline and our indomitable and insurrectional dreams decided to disturb the social order and the complicit silence of the citizenry in the face of the abhorrent frame-ups of people struggling for freedom, attacking the BBVA branch at the intersection of Rodolfo Phillipi and Alameda in downtown Santiago, destroying its windows and then splashing gasoline to set it on fire, demonstrating to this disgusting society that we are more than commodities tradeable on the market and that the logics of money only reproduce themselves when one naturalizes them oneself.
Barricades were erected on the south side of Alameda obstructing traffic and pamphlets were thrown about the situation of our sister/brother prisoners and for their immediate freedom, (we want to make clear that at no time did we attack the public transport as the bourgeois press is misreporting — if we had, then some buses would have been destroyed), later a couple of slogans were shouted in solidarity with the prisoners of the bombs case and the traffic block was maintained for some minutes to facilitate the escape of the insurgents.
This action marking the final day of the “Week of Action and Propaganda for Freedom, from April 14 to 21. End to the imprisonment of the accused in the bombs case frame-up arrested August 14, 2010,” demonstrates that we are not afraid of their new research division called the Department of Public Order and that their supposed advances do nothing more than intensify the solidarity and the action of every rebel, that their policies to terrorize the population and criminalize social protest do not work and will not work, because the seeds of freedom are making fertile their new fruits and the diaspora of the insurgents has been undertaken everywhere as has been demonstrated with the solidarity actions in Italy, England, Greece, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Canada, Venezuela, Spain, throughout $hile and in many other places of the world, shouting that they cannot quiet our indomitable hearts.
It is necessary to make clear that every day is an opportunity to denounce the political-judicial frame-ups and the terrorism of the State, so they are very mistaken if they intend to implement their public control policies strategically on commemorative days, as every second that passes is an opportunity to assault the monotony of everyday life and to sharpen our ideas against the State-Capital.
We extend this message as a solidarity greeting to all the comrades imprisoned in the world from Bologna to Argentina, from Canada to Peru, from Bolivia to Greece, from France to Mexico and in every corner of the earth.
We will not stop until we see our sisters and brothers free and the frame-up has ended in total collapse, neither their repression nor their bars will silence us, we demand:
-IMMEDIATE FREEDOM TO THE ACCUSED FOR THE “BOMBS CASE” FRAME-UP
-NON-IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ANTI-TERRORIST LAW
-END TO THE PREVENTIVE DETENTION
-END TO THE ANTI-TERRORIST LAW AND ITS SECRET WITNESSES
-END TO THE ART. 7 CLAUSE 19 OF THE CONSTITUTION (UNANIMOUS VOTE REQUIRED FOR CONDITIONAL RELEASE)
-REVINDICATION OF PRISONERS’ RIGHTS
FOR THE GERM OF REVOLT TO SPREAD THROUGH ALL THE LAND, FREEDOM TO THE PRISONERS OF THE ABSURD “BOMBS CASE” FRAME-UP NOW!!!!
For fear to not destroy solidarity…
For solidarity to destroy prison…”
Unknowns for the freedom of the prisoners…
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
12 April 2011
“Let us be clear on something: we are not demanding anything. The libertarian world that we desire is here, in our beating hearts and clenched fists, not to be found through the concessions of our enemies, allegiance to this or that party/union/’social movement’. We have no dialogue to be made with the world we have discovered ourselves to be at war with, as it is at war with us. And we are not alone. Across the world the attacks multiply – some claimed clearly by comrades in the perspective of the struggle against State, Capital and Hierarchy in whatever forms, many, as always, a mute expression of the rage of stolen lives, broken hearts, trampled desires. Also made beautiful in their rebellion.
We are losing the fear cast over our lives by the powers that be and widespread social conformity and blind tranquility of the Western consumer world – the thin veneer that sugar-coats the exploitation and control that is our existence. More and more as we find the courage to pull back the veil, we realise that the system’s tools that mediate our slavery are all around us and within reach of our carefully aimed anger. Just one example of this is Mitie, merely one of many parasite companies that profit endlessly from the recession and misery of modern Britain – so just one of many blows to come we made last night in Staple Hill, Bristol, when we burned an unattended Mitie van.
To our unknown friends made prisoners in their path as social fighters – Luca Bernasconi, Silvia Guerini, Costa Ragusa, Giannis Dimitrakis, Alexei Gaskarov, Maxim Solopov; for those targetted in the police crackdown on the anti-authoritarians in Italy; for the Indonesian insurrectionists.”
Tags: Alexei Gaskarov, Arson, Bristol, Costantino Ragusa, Giannis Dimitrakis, Indonesia, International Solidarity, Italy, Kulon Progo, Luca Bernasconi, Maxim Solopov, Mitie, Silvia Guerini, UK
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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
12 April 2011
“In the early hours of this morning individuals who choose to be nameless attacked two points of this society’s infrastructure, we used different methods each time, but maintained the same quality of love and hate throughout. In both Bulwell and West Bridgford T3 mobile masts where set on fire. We used car tires we had left nearby days earlier, bundles of rags coated in petrol and disposable lighter. A little later we took our knives, our paint stripper and our expanding foam to work on two e-on vehicles and a G4 van. We choose these methods due the close proximity of the vehicles drivers and surveillance. The knives took on the tires, the paint stripper the bodies of the vehicles and the expanding foam destroyed the exhaust pipes.
These action was carried out because we know that in order to be free the infrastructure of dominant society must be destroyed, we recognise that this infrastructure is cultural and social as well as physical, and that in order for us to survive all aspects must be challenged. However, these actions were also carried out because we can not always wait, because we are hungry and impatient in our search for freedom, and each time we act against the totality of this society with our force we find a little bit more freedom from the social prison we find ourselves in. Basically they were a FUCK YOU to every aspect of oppression. Fuck you we are getting read. Fuck you we are becoming less afraid by the day. Fuck you our lives will be our own.
For us these actions live side by side with all actions where individuals decide that they wish to take their lives into their own hands. We believe that those actions can take the form of occupying banks, they can take the form of informal education collectives, they can take the form of banner drops and peoples kitchens. They can take the form of all kinds of things, and they need to be if we are to destroy all forms of domination.
But we choose these actions because they represent us, they are a manifestation of our fury and our disgust, they are a physical representation of our refusal to obey the joyless status quo.
We dedicate these actions to the friends we know who still feel caged. These actions are in solidarity with our friends in Bologna Martino Trevisan, Robert Ferro, Nicusor Roman, Stefania Carolei, and Pistolesi Anna Maria, who have been imprisoned due their dedication to a liberated anarchist world. This action is for all comrades fighting for a way out of societies jaws.”
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
6 March 2011
“Our brothers fight…
They do not quit, they are not subjugated.
Our brothers by day conspire, and in the nights they move like shadows.
They sow destruction, they make passages, this is how they live.
They are not crawling ass-licking for the bread of the boss…
Our brothers seek comrades, to become one.
They do not spend their time on ephemeral relations, they look us deep in the eyes…
Our brothers stand up to the enemy since it does not frighten them. They are not afraid…
Fear is for bourgeois and snitches.
Our brothers stand proudly also in prison…
They do not regret, they do not comply with judges and people guards.
Our brothers do not beg for life.
They search for Freedom and go to the end.
Tears do not suit our brothers, continuity of Struggle and attack suits them.
As a minimal token of honor we attacked the “Emporiki” bank on Skoufa street, in Kolonaki square, the early hours of Sunday 6th March.
We look up high, there where with other rare and beautiful makes plans. Grins to those that continue, to those that do not forget, to those that look at death and shout: Death does not exist!
HONOUR FOR EVER
Solidarity to the hostage Guerrillas of the Revolutionary Organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, the Revolutionary Organisation Revolutionary Struggle and the Revolutionary Organisation 17th November.
Solidarity to the hostages of war that do not bow the head behind the bars of democracy.
We raise our fists those that continue the hostilities…
FREEDOM TO ALL OF US”
GUERRILLA FORMATION LAMBROS FOUNDAS
Tags: 14/14, 17 November, Arson, Athens, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Death does not exist!, Emporiki, Greece, Guerrilla Formation Lambros Foundas, International Solidarity, Kolonaki, Lambros Foundas, Revolutionary Struggle
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Monday, March 14th, 2011
10 March 2011
We want to dedicate these small gestures of attack to all the insurgents across the globe
Because this world is totally subjugated by a system, the State-Capitalism, that devastates the planet and exploits and oppresses all life forms within it. Because in this system, a few privileged ones hold power, economic as well as social or political, and they use it as an instrument for subjugating the rest to the misery of its domination and domestication, through patriarchy, the state apparatus, and the economy, condemning thousands to death, to poverty, and condemning all those who rebel to repression, prison, punishment…
For all these reasons we have to rise up in war against the system and against all those who operate or directly support it: the rich, politicians, police, judges, journalists, and other trash. And to teach by example we try to do our little part so that this trash is also sometimes on the receiving end, via revolutionary violence, of the repercussions of their rottenness; so that at least they don’t sleep tranquilly and so that they feel that at any moment their property, their companies, their institutions can become the target of our rage.
That’s why on the night of March 10 we attacked the following sites in Barcelona
-A bank (Savings and Pension Bank of Barcelona) in the Sagrera neighborhood with the use of a homemade incendiary device consisting of flammable liquid, a homemade initiator, and a slow fuse.
-A Santander bank branch on Passeig Maragall, through the destruction of its windows.
-15 bancs in Gracia through the gluing of their doors and cash machines.
We want to dedicate these small gestures of attack to all the insurgents across the globe, with a special eye towards the 10 anarchists incarcerated in Chile on hunger strike, prisoners within the so-called “bombs case.” For them and all the other indomitables an insurrectionary greeting.
Revolt and sabotage are easy and reproducible. Anyone in any place can, individually or collectively, put them into practice. Let us extend the attacks against this infected system, and solidarity towards those who suffer it and towards those who are repressed by it.
We promise more and better.
Death to the State and long live Anarchy
Celulas locas de remate
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
“We do not recognize this procedure and we do not apologize.”
The two arrested yesterday (1 November 2010) accused of sending letter-bombs to embassies in Athens will appear in front of the interrogator on Thursday 4/11/10 at 10am.
The two comrades declared to the interrogator today that they do not recognize the procedure and that they do not apologize. The interrogator gave them until Thursday when they have to re-appear. According to their lawyer Gianna Kourtovik, they kept the same attitude at the police h/q as well.
The parents of the two accused who were called to identify them denied to appear.
The State is the Terrorist – Revolutionary Solidarity to the Insurgent Fighters.
3 November 2010
“Last night 3 cars in the streets of the Exarchia area in Athens burned in an arson attack. We dedicate our hits in solidarity with the arrested revolutionary hostages Pangioti Argirou and Gerasimo Tsakalou, accused of sending letter-bombs. This is our solidarity to the comrades held hostage. Attack with all means available. See you soon….”
Monday, September 27th, 2010
22 September 2010
Castelo Branco (Portugal): Fire in institute causes three million euros in damages
The fire that started this Wednesday at dawn in the building of the Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ; Welding and Quality Institute), in Castelo Branco, caused over three million euros in damages, according to its administrator Joaquim Guedelha.
The fire was ignited around 3h24 in the morning of September 8th, on the trucks parked next to the building and then spread to the institute. It was put down around 7h, as said by the chief of the fire brigade.
Joaquim Guedelha told Lusa (news agency) that the pavilion is going to be rebuilt, despite the huge damage, and maybe it’ll be ready to start functions again in three months, so that the Laboratory for Thermodynamical Trials (LABET), which is part of the ISQ, can restart its activity.
“We had several certification trials of cooling systems and transportation of perishable products going on, apart from the trials of materials we were doing for the European Space Agency (ESA)”, he said.
“The technical part of the installations is quite damaged, but the offices seem to be safe. By now it seems the project we were conducting for the ESA is safeguarded, but it’s still too soon to draw any conclusions”, said Vasco Pires.
The Castelo Branco ISQ, through its Laboratório de Ensaios Termodinâmicos (LABET), was testing the heat-resisting coating of the first ESA (European Space Agency) space shuttle.
Joaquim Guedelha underlined that the materials that were being tested are “unique, since this is the only place which is conducting these trials”.
All the materials and machinery inside the building were destroyed, but the administrator is optimistic: “we’re going to build other cooling tunnels similar to the one we had and put the machinery working, so that we can accomplish the objectives we had together with the European Space Agency”, he said.
Joaquim Guedelha also told that the ISQ will try to find temporary installations in Castelo Branco for the trials to go on until this building is rebuilt.
The Judiciary Police is investigating.
Source: Correio da Manhã, Público, Portuguese Indymedia and others
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
20 April 2010
“In the early hours of Tuesday, April 20th, a van belonging to Serco – a big player in the construction and management of private prisons – was torched in Montpellier, north Bristol.
We took this action to express our solidarity with the anarchist comrades in Turin whom the Italian state continues to attack under the precarious appearance of conspiracy, for nothing other than the distribution of anti-racist propaganda. We also attack for the comrades in Greece accused of participation in the ‘terrorist’ organization, Revolutionary Struggle.
Need it be said that we remember Alfredo and Christos, imprisoned in Korrydallos for a revolutionary act of expropriation against a bank in Trikala last October.
Until every filthy manifestation of this social prison in nothing but broken glass and burnt rubble, we will continue to fight.
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
… A letter from Berlin.
The cell is 6.20 × 2.60. It has a door with a peep hole and there’s a window. In front of it are thick bars which are already corroding, do not worry, they still keep doing. Probably the next one hundred years. Behind the bars, there is a tightly woven wire mesh to make sure the prisoners cannot exchange things. (more…)
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
On December 29th, 2009 Tobias P. was released from Moabit prison. As expected, the public prosecutor’s office represented by Pamela Kaminski has filed a complaint against rescinding the arrest warrant. Although no written justification has been published yet, an examination of the case by the next highest authority, the District Court, will most likely follow, which would result in reimprisonment in case the District Court allows the objection. (more…)
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
On the 29 December 2009, a comrade from Berlin, who was imprisoned for the arson of 3 expensive cars in the area of Friedrichshain was released from remand pending the further investigation. It seems the “granite” evidence that was used to keep him in the jail was not so “granite” under legal examination.
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
A communique from Greece for an arson, translated from an Athens Indymedia post on 27/12:
25 December 2009:
“In the late hours of Christmas we put up in flames 3 vehicles belonging to the Municipality of Stavroupoli in Thessaloniki. Whatever carries a state identity, escpecially like a big municipality of a big city, will always be a very good target. We chose this certain day in an attempt to reverse its mood and its moral guise, to sabotage the ridiculous festive atmosphere with the decorated trees, the mangers in the squares and with the shinny family dinners which hide a lot of hypocrisy and unhappiness. All these Christmas stupidities universally, based on spectacle and promoting the culture of mass consumption, with the anniversal humanitarianism and the “social solidarity” cannot be anything else than the confirmation of the society’s decay.
On our side we realise solidarity in a different way and make it an act through ceaseless revolutionary action till we get liberated from the chains of all authorities. So our solidarity, together with our warm greetings, we send to anarchist comrades that have been captured in the hands of the state for their decision to take part in social war.
To Gabriel Pombo Da Silva who is imprisoned in Aachen, Germany and who at this time is on hunger strike in his attempt to manifestate against the prison system for one more time and to the comrades that succour with hunger strike in various prisons around the world like Marcos Camenisch in Switzerland, Juan Carlos, Francisco, Honorio and Albert in Spain, Diego in Argentina and Sergio, Mike and Evelyn in Italy.
To Tamara that was arrested only 10 days ago and is held in women prisons Wad-Ras in Barcelona and is charged of sending a mail-bomb to the secretary of the Catalan penitentiary services.
Also to our detained comrades in Mexico, Chile, Usa, France, Italy and Serbia.
Besides the above list there are hundreds more that live the hell of prison and oppose it with dignity as their are comrades that in order to avoid it are wanted by the authorities and others that are as well wanted with a money reward on top and many more that are under various restrictions and are awaiting trials.
To end, it will be impossible to forget and to not make a reference of honour to our dead comrades with the most recent examples being the shot dead by cops young Alexis Grigoropoulos, the shot and stabbed to death russian antifas Fedor Filatov and Ivan Khutorskoi and also Zoe from France and Mauricio Morales from Chile that found death when their homemade bombs exploded in different cases.
FIRE TO THE PRISONS – SMASH THE STATE!”
Internationalistic Rebellious Front
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Update: 29 December 2009, Toby has been released on remand, looks like the “granite” evidence turns out to not be so “granite”.
On the night of 15 November, three posh cars got torched in Friedrichshain, Berlin, as almost every night happens. However, the police arrested a younger comrade who they accuse of two of the arsons. They said he would have also carried gasoline for firelighters on himself. Straight away in the morning, some tabloid press published his pictures and full name and address, since he lives in a houseproject, the Liebig 14 (on the corner of Rigaerstrasse) which is due to be evicted. (more…)