Posts Tagged ‘Austria’
Friday, July 3rd, 2020
What has been happening in Vienna, Austria these past few days has shown once again how real and dangerous fascism is. No matter where it is, or where it’s from, and how little it concerns the political class and its executive arm so long as they can’t be called out for it . But that is exactly what we must do. Yesterday. Today. And Tomorrow.
Favoriten, Vienna’s tenth district, has a long tradition of being heavily working class and has long been a centre for radical politics, unfortunately on both sides. The Grey Wolves are a highly organized group of Turkish fascists who blindly follow the far right-wing party MHP and by extension the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his offensive war on Kurdistan and its people. They are portrayed in the bourgeois media as being a loosely knit group of youths, when they are in fact internationally organized and highly dangerous, with the intent of carrying the Turkish war on the Kurdish people out into the world and enforcing their world view. In Vienna, they consider themselves the be the “watchers” of the 10th district, where they regularly disrupt leftwing rallies, intimidate Kurdish and left-wing groups, and try to hinder people from attending cultural events or even drinking alcohol in public during Ramadan.
A Kurdish women’s organisation had been holding weekly events for months now towards the supposed end of the current pandemic in Austria. The Grey Wolves have a problem with this. Not only are the Kurdish activists speaking out against the fascist status quo in Turkey and are calling attention to the femicide carried out by the Turkish government, but they are Kurdish and they are women. Provocations started becoming more and more regular, and on Wednesday, 25 June 2020, the rally was attacked outright. The police did show up and try to stop the violence, but they were hopelessly overwhelmed when the Grey Wolves started to mobilise and hundreds of fascists showed up within minutes. The Kurdish women were able to flee into the nearby EKH, a squat that houses a number of Kurdish organisations. (more…)
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
Smash the police state!
Vienna. In the night from June 7th to June 8th two cop cars were attacked, flambéed and devitrifyed.
It was a pleasure to demolish these cars.
For us this was an action against repression and harassment.
Against the constant fear of violence by the agents of the state.
Against racist motivated violence and murder.
For us this is an action against the daily swallowing of this reality, against the constant fear.
This time we stroke back. May the act empower us and everyone else in our struggles!
We don’t want the cops and we don’t need them – neither in our city nor anywhere else.
Cops don’t serve our society. They aren’t our friends. They are not neutral because they serve the ruling order, capitalism and the ones who own the goods. Armed with the monopoly of violence they have the right to chase everyone who can’t or won’t obey: the homeless, the youth, punks, people without papers, refugees, migrants, activists, addicts, revolutionaries, …
Examples for the just mentioned institutionalized violence are many – e.g. the climate strikes 2019 (where copes tried to drive over the head of an activist) or the just happened racist murder of George Floyd in the USA.
The biggest thefts are made by rich entrepreneurs, states, banks, housing agencies, mass-farming companies and renters. The ones who get imprisoned are folks who tried to find a way out of their situations.
The cruel violence is started daily by police, military, prisons and border regimes who are legitimized by the state to keep the current local and global hierarchy in place. On the other hand people who act in solidarity with each other, who fight for freedom, for climate protection, against exploitation and oppression are being surveilled and chased as terrorists.
We are sick of being oppressed and harassed and maybe the absence of these cars will prevent some actions from the police!
Corona made once more clear the circumstances under which we are living. The ones who were hit the strongest by the measurements are those who already suffered under “normal circumstances”. Folks had to work even more over-hours, couldn’t pay their rent, got stuck at borders, lost their jobs, got locked up in mass-quarantine or got harassed from cops in parks. This new-gained power was instantly misused against everybody randomly. This is nothing new. It is never safe to be alone with cops!
Everyone has their reasons.
There is no such thing as a good cop.
Let’s solve our problems ourselves instead of calling the police.
For a life in freedom – for a society without police and their cars.
– Folks who randomly met, kept 1 m distance and were all wearing face masks.
Climate change – Some critical thoughts on common misconceptions in times of destruction and change…
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Originally published by Revolte – Anarchistische Zeitung, Vienna, Juli 2019, Nr. 43, Page 1-2 . Translated by Enough 14.
Table of Contents
A concern of ‘each and every one’
Forecasts and the misery of the political world
In the past weeks we could experience relatively high temperatures again. So one heat record year beats the next. British climate researchers recently presented a model to calculate the temperature rise in the metropolises until 2050. Vienna is one of the cities most affected, with a temperature rise of 7.6 degrees Celsius compared to 1850, the year that is more or less considered the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
The consequences of global warming are melting of sea ice and glaciers, sea level rise, thawing of permafrost soils (which will release even more CO2), growing drought zones and desertification, increasing weather extremes, extinction of species, etc.
In addition, there would be further social, political and economic aggravations. Like famines and water shortages, deaths and illnesses caused by the enormous heat and epidemics, wars over dwindling resources and usable territories and a global migration movement. Just to name a few.
To pick out just one aspect here: If we remember how the political classes and European politicians reacted to the so-called “refugee crisis” in 2015. When we saw how borders were militarized, plans of action developed and powers for the military and police expanded. Not to mention the agitation of the mass media and the general racism, nationalism and panic that has been fostered by politicians, media and other opinion makers. And this was about a more or less still calculable number of people, in relation to what will happen if more and more parts of the earth become uninhabitable. Depending on how fast and drastically these developments will take place, we are talking about the largest migration movement in the history of the human race! (more…)
Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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:
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,
Thursday, August 29th, 2019
We learned with rage that our comrades of Hamburg known as “the park bench three”, are in prison on remand. The fact that two of them are charged with “harmful inclinations” doesn’t surprise us. Always, those who rebel against the prevailing order are condemned as “parasites”.
Our comrades are clearly accused of attempted arson as they were arrested in possession of incendiaries in this Hamburg park. It should be clear to everyone that this is yet another repressive blow against the anti-G20 rebels and their world, also concerning the arrest on the day of the anniversary of the riots. (more…)
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
On the weekend of 28th and 29th of April, 2 ATMs were burned in Vienna (Austria) as a message of solidarity with the comrade Lisa, who is imprisoned at the moment in Barcelona. She was charged for robbing a bank in Germany.
We don’t want to live in a capitalist world, in which consumption and property are forming the center of being.
An action to strengthen ourselves, so we will never stop attacking these realities in all places – against the domination of capitalism and state, against prison and all other forms of incarceration and oppression
– for sticking together and for freedom!
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
(Graz/Austria) – Car of Sodexo set on fire
In the darkness of the 6th of march we set a car of the company Sodexo in Graz on fire. Sodexo makes a profit with the deportation system by delivering shitty food to deportation centers. All companies that profit from this industry are our enemies and just deserve our hatred.
We feel connected to all accomplices who are fighting against the domination in this world.
Above all, those behind bars and those who support them, we want to show our revolutionary solidarity through this fire!
Through the walls we specifically send a burning hug to all recently detained anarchists in Turin, Trento and Rovereto. SILVIA, NICCOLO, BEPPE, ANTONIO, STECCO, RUPERT, AGNESE, SASHA, POZA, NICO, GIULIO tutti liberi!
We also send a burning greeting through the bars to Loić! We hope that you will feel supported by such acts in your unbending attitude.
For this action, we used fire accelerators that we filled into emptied beverage cans. We put the cans on the floor under the tires of the car. After 5 to 10 minutes, the tires burn and the car flares off.
Fire to Sodexo!
Fire to all cages!
(Graz/Austria) – Karre von Sodexo angezündet
In der Dunkelheit des 6.3. haben wir in Graz eine Karre der Firma Sodexo angezündet. Sodexo macht mit dem Ausschaffungssystem Profit indem es Abschiebeknäste mit schaebigem Essen versorgt. Alle Firmen die aus dieser Industrie Profit schlagen sind unsere Feinde und verdinen unseren Hass.
Allen Kompliz_innen die gegen die Herrrschaft dieser Welt kämpfen fühlen wir uns verbunden.
Vor allem jenen hinter Gittern und jenen die sie unterstützen möchten wir mit diesem Feuer unsere revolutionäre Solidarität zeigen!
Durch die Mauer senden wir speziell eine freurige Umarmung an alle kürzlich Inhaftierten Anarchist_innen in Turin, Trient und Rovereto. SILVIA, NICCOLO, BEPPE, ANTONIO, STECCO, RUPERT, AGNESE, SASHA, POZA, NICO, GIULIO tutti liberi!
Ebenfalls senden wir einen feurigen Gruss durch die Gitter an Loić! Wir hoffen das du dich durch solche Taten in deiner unbeugsamen Haltung unterstützt fühlst.
Für diese Aktion verwendeten wir Brandbeschleuniger den wir in entleerte Getränkedosen umfüllten. Die Dosen stellten wir auf den Boden unter die Reifen der Karre. Nach 5 bis 10 Minuten brennen die Reifen und die Karre fackelt ab.
Feuer für Sodexo!
Feuer allen Käfigen!
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
During the night from Sunday to Monday we attacked BIG (Federal Real Estate Company) with fire and paint. They are responsible for building the prison in Puch. We attacked the Hypo bank with paint. They are the symbol of Black / Blue corruption and the speculation policies of the ÖVP (Austrian People’s Party) and FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria). At the Tax Office we smashed windows and threw stink bombs, because we attack the State.
These actions took place in Salzburg on the 16th of September because a few days later the Austrian government is hosting an EU summit meeting to increase security and to introduce surveillance measures that will target migrants from the Middle East.
We shit on the demonstrations where the participants will be filmed, monitored and criminalized. We do not play by the rules of the powerful.
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
[Vienna] Solidarity event of “Anarchist Black Cross – Solidarity Cell” with imprisoned comrades of Koridallos prison (Athens) @ ABC FESTIVAL VIENNA (20. – 23. April 2017)
“As anarchists, we perceive the need of a multiform anarchist struggle, posing the issue of attack against state and vassalage that is imposed, with every means possible, here and now.” (from the self presentation text of the ABC Group)
In this event the comrades from “ABC – Solidarity Cell” will talk about the importance of solidarity with anarchist prisoners and the connection of struggles inside and outside the walls.
Further, the talk will contain a deconstruction of the meaning of the ‘anarchist movement’ and the myth of the district of Exarchia.
“(…) we do not consider that the action of our anarchist comrades is finished after imprisonment or repression.” (from the self presentation text of the ABC Group)
During the event there will be the presence of three anarchist prisoners, via Live-Connection, from Koridallos prison:
– Nikos Romanos
– Panagiotis Argyrou – CCF-Metropolitan Violence Cell/FAI-IRF
– Olga Oikonomidou – CCF-Urban Guerrilla Cell/FAI-IRF
They will talk about the following topics:
– The conditions in prisons and the situation of anarchist prisoners in Greece.
– The importance of solidarity assemblies for the anarchist prisoners and the connection of struggles inside and outside the walls.
– The choice and the importance of the armed struggle, the claim of responsibility for direct actions and the particulars of participation in armed organisations, and the importance and consignment of those choices.
– The choice of jail-breaking.
– The position of women in the armed struggle.
It will be also possible to raise questions to the comrades in prison, so the communication will be in both directions.
Some words from anarchist prisoner Panagiotis Argyrou dedicated to the ABC Festival:
There are times when you feel a certain kind of strength inside you.
This may be happening for different reasons each time but undoubtedly it is always a very positive feeling. Such a kind of strength a prisoner may feel when he/she discovers that there are other individuals wanting a touch, a contact, a communication, a conversation with him/her. It is a very strong feeling, a unique one, the feeling of a great strength filling you all over and this is something priceless. This feeling that you are not alone, that there are other comrades wanting to share moments, experiences or whatever, with you, is something so valuable that only freedom itself can compare with it. So let me thank you very much for the opportunity you offer me to have some contact even if it is for so little. I wish that the future brings us more opportunities so that one day we can have the chance to have a live talk outside the walls. A big warm hug,
Panagiotis Argyrou, member of CCF-FAI
ABC Solidarity Cell Website: https://abcsolidaritycell.espivblogs.net
Nikos Romanos State prison of Korydallos – Mens prison-ward A’, P.C.
18110, Korydallos, Athens
Panagiotis Argyrou State prison of Korydallos – Mens prison-ward A’,
P.C. 18110, Korydallos, Athens
Olga Oikonomidou State prison of Korydallos – Womens prison, P.C. 18110,
Other events @ the ABC Festival Vienna you can find here.
ERNST KIRCHWEGER HAUS
Tags: ABC - Anarchist Solidarity Cell, ABC Wien, Anarchist Gatherings, Austria, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Exarhia, Greece, International Solidarity, Nikos Romanos, Olga Economidou, Panagiotis Argirou, Vienna
Posted in Prison Struggle
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
4th ABC solidarity festival from 20th- 23rd of April in Vienna at the Ernst-Kirchweger-Haus (EKH).
First bands announced:
Friday, April 22nd, 2016
there will be english/german translation if needed at every workshop!
all workshops/talks will take place @ Medienwerkstatt/EKH!
there will be vegan food for donation every day.
Infopoint starts @ 18h
20h Film @ Medienwerkstatt, EKH 2. Stock: “WIR SIND ALLE §278A”
Doku über die Repression gegen TierrechtsaktivistInnen in Österreich 2008 (German with English subtitles) – Film about the repression of 2008 against animal rights activists in Austria
Schattenlicht (Black Metal Punk, Wien)
Human Host Body (Black Metal HC Punk, Koper)
Oaken (Dark Hc Punk, Budapest)
Infopoint starts @ 14h
17-19h @ Medienwerkstatt
Der Phönix stieg nicht aus der Asche
Seit einem Jahr sind AnarchistInnen und andere in Tschechien mit der größten Polizeirazzia der letzten Jahre konfrontiert. Die Operation ‘Fenix’ ist aber nicht nur eine Repressionswelle. Zum ersten Mal haben wir mit einem Hinterhalt der Bullen, Provokation, erfundenem Komplott und historisch zum ersten Mal mit dem Vorwurf des Terrorismus zu kämpfen. Warum passiert das alles gerade jetzt? Ist für die Repression wirklich der am meisten militante Teil der Bewegung verantwortlich und hilft es uns wenn wir uns zurückhalten, oder gibt es auch andere Formen und Wege sich mit der autoritären Macht des Staates auseinander zu setzen? (more…)
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
The booking for the ABC FESTIVAL 2016 started and the date is set 28.04.-01.05.2016! We will keep you updated about the Lineup!
This year again it will be a cooperation with the diy fest in Nijmegen!
Spread the word!
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
The Austrian word for jail is: Häfn, but no matter what name you give it, we are talking about the same thing here: Prison iron bars, cages, high walls, and barbed wire behind which those incarcerated are stashed away. for the ‘protection’ of our society, for punishment, to deter others, as revenge, or simply because their legal status in fortress Europe isn’t strong enough. The law will find enough reasons to stick you away. In these times of democracy, the reasons are ‘humane’; the penal system is the lesser evil in these times of unrestrained capitalistic freedom, capitalism supposedly being the best system, seeing as it just cant be beat.
The belief in the myth that those of us outside the walls and cages are free became manifested in the prisons of this world. This belief is delusive, creates false hopes, because we don’t believe in freedom within an exploitative capitalistic society, nor do we believe in the possibility of a reform of the logic of commodity and its society of spectacle, and we have absolutely no hope of finding within this system a better world. Free spaces, cuddle corners, small niches away from the prying eyes of power and control exist only in our heads, as a method of lying to ourselves and not facing the facts that it is impossible to exist within this system. (more…)
ABC Wien Veranstaltung zu anarchistischen Gefangenen und möglichen Perspektiven – 23/7/2014 (Österreich)
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
EKH. Wielandgasse 2 – 4, 1100 Wien
Beginn: 18 Uhr
Anlässlich der Solidaritätswoche mit anarchistischen Gefangenen vom 23. – 30. August 2014 organisieren wir eine Info- bzw. Diskussionsveranstaltung. Es wird eine Einführung zu anarchistischen Gefangenen und dem Kampf gegen Gefängnisse geben. Danach wollen wir mit euch unter anderem über folgende Punkte diskutieren.
→ Was sind unsere Positionen zu Internationalismus und Solidarität
→ Was können wir hier tun? Welche Arten der Unterstützung sind möglich?
→ Welche Dimensionen hat Repression? Was bedeutet Knast für uns? Wie können wir uns damit konfrontieren, und welche Strategien könnten wir entwickeln?
Wir möchten damit uns selbst und allen Beteiligten die Möglichkeit zum Austausch und zur Diskussion bieten. Und einige Fragen besprechen die uns schon seit längerer Zeit beschäftigen…