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Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Indigenous People in Brazil Swear to Fight for Amazon To Last Drop of Blood

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Indigenous Mura people in Canutama, Brazil painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle against logging companies, who are destroying the rainforest with the support of the fascist Bolosonaro regime.

More than 18,000 Mura people live in Amazonas state, the largest state in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.

Logging companies have cleared away an area the size of several football fields near their village, leaving a broad dirt hole in the ground pockmarked by the treads of heavy machinery.

“With each passing day, we see the destruction advance: deforestation, invasion, logging,” said Handerch Wakana Mura, one of several leaders of a tribal clan of more than 60 people. (more…)

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Posted in Eco Struggle

The Messiah Bolsonaro: Brazil and the Far-Right in the Southern Cone

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

The election of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil tells us a lot about the current direction of the world, about where the different cycles of capital management and authoritarian projects are heading at a global level and more specifically in the region. The progressive governments have already fulfilled their role over the last 20 years, and what should be obvious but has been treated as paradoxical, is that one of their functions seems to have been to secure fertile ground for the rise of extreme right-wing governments.

To try to get a clear understanding of what is taking place it is necessary to travel in time and space, through different places, to examine strategies that have gradually been repeated by the State according to its needs. It is very likely that Bolsonaro’s government will usher in a new era of totalitarian governments in South America, similar to the 1964 military coup in Brazil that initiated Operation Condor. Differing from that era, the current governments are supposedly ascending within the democratic framework, and to say supposedly, is to understand that these frameworks are defined by the powerful and at the same time they violate them every time that it is convenient for them to do so. A path that has led today to the growing popularity of political figures such as José Antonio Kast in Chile and Alfredo Olmedo in Argentina, who have profiles very similar to that of Bolsonaro. (more…)

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Posted in Anti-Fascist

NOS – Acciones en el mes de julio de 2019 en Brasil / Actions in the month of July 2019 in Brazil

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

To everyone

We assume responsibility for the following actions in the city of São Paulo on July 2019:

– 2 noise bombs in a trash can in a bathroom of the luxurious Bourbon Shopping complex, on Avenida Francisco Matarazzo 1785, in the Perdizes neighborhood, west of São Paulo, on Sunday 14-07-2019, in retaliation for the presence in this shopping center of the Riachuelo and Yuny corporations, owned by the fascist magnates Flávio Rocha and José Yunes. Manifesto in www.pastebin.com/QMZe6tWZ [removed link]

– Doxxing attack against EMERSON MIGUEL PETRIV and MATHEUS VINICCIUS RIBEIRO PETRIV, aka Boca Abierta and Boca Abierta Junior, respectively father and son and federal and provincial deputies of the PROS party for the state of Paraná and supporters of fascist Jair Bolsonaro. Manifesto at www.pastebin.com/nbmaukWF [removed link]

The month of August 2019 will be crucial for the Brazilian people, since the fascist government Jair Bolsonaro intends to approve the criminal “reform” of the pension plan of the Chicago Boy Paulo Guedes and national and international bankers in the middle of a increasing escalation of state terrorism against social militants and opponents of the Bolsonaro dictatorship. Recent police raids in union meetings and murders of opponents such as the leader of the Waiapi indigenous people by Bolsonaro’s thugs support strong responses. (more…)

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Posted in Direct Action

Brazil: “Who killed Indio?” – A response to the anarchist call for a Black December

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Luiz Carlos Ruas presente, the only death is oblivion.

Luiz Carlos Ruas, aka Indio, was murdered by neonazis after defending two trans people from aggression in a central subway station in São Paulo city. He died after defending freedom meanwhile security guards and citizens were conniving. He will always be remembered in the offensive against all passivity and authority!”

How’s that, “who killed him”? If the murderers’ names and faces are already known… It did not take so long until the butchery media turned this event into spectacle. There was an exposure not only of who assaulted him until his last breath but also of his family, of the trans people he defended, his life history and a lot of information applied just to create a huge smokescreen. Up this disgusting situation, two years after his death, it becomes indispensable to tell this event from beneath the claws of domination. (more…)

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August 14th – Call for solidarity to the 23 activists sentenced in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

From Cruz Negra Anarquista do Rio de Janeiro:

“August 14th, international day of support for the 23 activists sentenced in Rio de Janeiro, in defense of the right to protest, for all who fight”

We call on all social movements, popular and revolutionary organizations, trade unions, student movements, human rights groups, progressive intellectuals and other sectors of civil society to organize simultaneous actions in this great day of solidarity and struggle against the criminalization of social movements and in defense of the right to protest. (more…)

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Posted in Prison Struggle

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

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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About “Operation Érebo” – Agitations and anarchic reflections (Bra$il)

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Translated by Tormentas de Fogo.

17/11/2017

“Operation Érebo” the earth moves.

Agitations and anarchic reflections the wind blows.”

At dawn on October 25, 2017 the weather darkened for the anarchists of Porto Alegre. The Civil Police with the so called “Operation Érebo [Erebus]” launched raids and assaults televised by the local media and transmitted by the speakers of the system in maximum volume.

From this police reaction, from the show and media scrape, and from the agitation in the anarchist orbit a thousand and one needs, urgencies, ideas, impulses and feelings have crossed us. From this reflection was born this will to communicate. We point our determination against the enemy and we strengthen our pace with those who live anarchy in its positions and practices.

Our natural tendency to chaos.
(more…)

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Posted in Social Control

VI Anarchist & Punk Film Festival of São Paulo (Brasil)

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

We came to the sixth year of the Anarchist & Punk Film Festival of São
Paulo, with the proposal of visibilizing audiovisual productions and
themes related to the counterculture of punk and anarchism, as well as
guiding the use of this important tool in our struggles. This year the
Festival will take place in the Centro de Cultura Social, an autonomous
space of much history and contribution to anarchism in the city.

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE (more…)

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“When anarchy disturbs” Library Kaos statement about the prosecution against anarchists – Porto Alegre (Bra$il)

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

via A_N_A

translated by tormentasdefogo

There are many things to say, but we will start with the most urgent. In the 25 of October began an anti-anarchist persecution against FAG [Gaucho Anarchist Federation] Parhesia institute, Pandorga squat and some individuals who had their spaces and houses raided by cops. If not all, probably a good part of the anarchist diversity was reached and several of them spoke firmly from their agreement against repression. And this is a fresh air that strengthens every one who feels sedition. (more…)

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(Brasil) Texto de compas sobre la reciente razzia anti-anarquista

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Text from Anarchist Comrades About the Recent Anti-Anarchist Raids in Porto Alegre‘ (EN)

[Traducido por Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras, recibido por correo electrónico]

¡Hola compas!

Escribimos para dar noticias de las tormentas que asolan nuestras casas…

Esta mañana a partir de las 6hs una operación policial (Operación Erebo) fue desencadenada contra espacios, ocupaciones y viviendas de individualidades anarquistas. Dicen ellos y sus porta voces (medios de comunicación) que es sólo el comienzo con 30 investigadx y que siguirán las búsquedas…

Confabularon de acuerdo con su manera de ver mundo una organización criminal “cuadrilla del mal” articulada para atacar el poder y sus estructuras.

Los ataques ocurridos (incendios) son verídicos (…) Somos lo que somos y en eso no vamos a retroceder: Somos anarquistas, amamos a libertad y sí, despreciamos a todos los valores e instituciones que componen esta máquina de guerra que se llama capitalismo, civilización.

Que se extienda la noticia y se manifieste la solidaridad.

¡Viva la anarquía!

MÁS INFO ACÁ:

https://irakunditxs.wordpress.com/2017/10/26/brasil-policia-invade-residencias-y-espacios-de-anarquistas-en-vispera-de-feria-del-libro-anarquista-de-porto-alegre-rs/

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Against Operation Erebo (Brazil)

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

AGAINST OPERATION “ÉREBO”

Police started the so called “OPERATION ÉREBO” aiming to prosecute anarchists in Porto Alegre city, south region of the territory under domain of bra$silian state. This operation is an attempt to arrest anarchists that supposedly took part in informal activities since 2013.

About this case, we don’t have nothing to say but the necessary:

WE DON’T SPEAK THE ENEMIES LANGUAGE

It doesn’t matter if they are “guilty” or “innocent”, much less if they were “right” or “wrong”. Morality is the language of trials. We fight against laws, because its oppressive nature exists only for maintaining “order and progress”, both responsible for human misery. We stand against prisons and therefore we do not cooperate to fill this human warehouse. So we strongly support the 10 anarchists prosecuted by the state’s genocidal machine.

WE DO NOT BELIEVE THE MEDIATIC SPECTACLE

As always, the media takes advantage from this recent episode to form its spectacle. The news tries to paint anarchists as part of one single group as a way to give deputy Paulo César Jardim and his dogs from the Civil Police some credits. The moment of the rotten nation we live in is very fragile and therefore it is clear for us that media has only political interests which we despise.

THERE’S NO WAY TO ARREST AN IDEA

Neither one nor a thousand police operations will be capable to, as they say, “demobilize” our fight for freedom. Anarchy rises from the gaps of authority and technological domain, and that is why the powerful won’t stop us. Our passion for freedom is stronger than every cell.


FOR TOTAL FREEDOM!!!
WE ARE EVERYWHERE!!!

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Police Raid Anarchist Residences & Spaces on the Eve of the Anarchist Book Fair in Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

This morning (October 25th) the civil police in Rio Grande de Sul executed several search warrants on residences and collective spaces in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre (RS) to collect materials for investigation. Police allege that the addresses are linked to a group that would have carried out attacks on vehicles, political party headquarters, police stations, banks and car dealerships. The action was violent and the police assaulted the people who live in these spaces and took some of them to the police station.

There were a total of 10 search and seizure orders, where anarchist material (posters, books, banners, etc), fantasy masks, spray cans and other common objects, including plastic bottles filled with plastic bags were seized and reported as being molotov cocktails. Not even police officers are so ignorant as to think that once can make molotov cocktails with plastic bottles and without a flammable liquid. In fact these bottles were going to be used as ecological bricks for bio-construction. (more…)

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“Sacco and Vanzetti: A journey through time” – Text by Members of CCF for Bibloteca Kaos during the International Week of Solidarity for Anarchist Prisoners (Brazil)

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Here is a text that several imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire in Athens, Greece, wrote for an event at the squatted anarchist centre Bibloteca Kaos in Brazil.

To all comrades, to all our anarchist brothers and sisters who are present in this event organized by the anarchist library Kaos. Let our thoughts break out and travel to Brazil so as to send these few words with the hope that maybe a little, you can feel our presence beside you.

In response to the subject of the event taking place during the International Week of Solidarity to Anarchist Prisoners and on the case of Nicola Sacco and Bartholemeo Vanzetti we would like to throw in our personal and historical contribution. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire was from the very beginning an anarchist group of direct action that aspired to an upsurge of the anarchist aggressive presence in Greece. Thus, the CCF did not hesitate to often criticize that which was believed to be preventing the generalization of this intensification. But when the oppression finally made it to our doorstep, we fully understood that we would not own up to our standards should we refuse to defend our identity, our political viewpoints and our very substance. Furthermore we could have ended up being in complete contrast with our critiques against others in the past. So seven years after the day that repression struck us, we remain at the forefront of anarchist dignity, at least so as we perceive it. We refused to dishonor ourselves in any way and defended what we believed we had to defend, still paying the price of our uncompromising attitude. (more…)

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Biblioteca Kaos squat facing eviction – Call for resistance (Brazil)

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Via Insurrection News, Sin Banderas – Ni Fronteras:

Biblioteca Kaos (Chaos Library) facing eviction on August 4th 2016
An invitation to resistance

Greetings comrades and friends.
Projects that are built from a position of confrontation and conflict travel through waters of constant change and innovation.
Since the beginning of Biblioteca Kaos, we knew that when you build an occupied space, you choose this possibility.

A few days ago, they arrived at our door with the order to evict the home where we live, and where we run the library, the natural pharmacy and many other activities where we meet and conspire together. The eviction is scheduled for August 4th, with a judicial order authorizing the police to make effective the reintegration of ownership.

This year, two other squats were evicted – Semente and Kuna, others were born, and others resisted the eviction attempts with various strategies. The context is becoming more and more oppressive for squatting, however it also means – as was stated by a comrade from Nadir squat, that squatting represents a threat to the dominant order. (more…)

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Review of the event about CCF in “Biblioteca Kaos” on May 26 (Brazil)

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Dealing with the perpetual technical problems that the comrades who attend the library already know, we present the book “Our day will come” that we translated to Portuguese and we watched the movie made by CCF comrades “Phoenix Project. The Return of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”.

We began the event with the reading of the words written by the comrades of “Sin Banderas, ni Frontera”, core of agitation and anti-authoritarian propaganda from Chile, of Kataklysma contra information blog, of Spyros Mandylos and of the CCF comrades. We know that these words arrived to us and teased us deeply; that listen to them was an important moment of the event. It would have been difficult not to feel us captivated by the strenght of the messages read and the firmness that they transmit. After the reading, we watched the video of the Phoenix Project, the words and voices of the comrades in the video made all of us feel closer of the comrades, and, at the same time in which we delighted with the accurate attacks against domination.

Breaking grades, frontiers and distance that separates us was one of our aim with the initiative of realizing this event. We believe that in this breaking, resides the solidarity, at the end, transforming distant in near, we bring seeds for the insurrect action in this territory, and we know that it doesn’t exist better solidarity act that the attack. Nevertheless, this event was one more impulse so that we have to keep sharpen ours knives pointing against Power… (more…)

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Posted in Autonomy