Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’
“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…)
Tags: Andrea Salsedo, Athens, Biblioteca Kaos, Brazil, Carlo Valdinoci, CCF - Metropolitan Violence Cell, Charles Poggi, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Emma Goldman, Ferrecio Coacci, Gabriella Antollini, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Solidarity, International Week for Anarchist Prisoners, Luigi Galleani, Mario Buda, Nicola Recci, Sacco and Vanzetti, Severino Di Giovanni
Posted in Prison Struggle
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…)
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…)
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Biblioteca Kaos, Black December, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Brazil, CCF Escape case, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Phoenix Project, Solidarity Event, Spyros Mandylas
Posted in Autonomy
A contribution to the event of “Biblioteca Kaos”, that takes place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from the anarchist-nihilist, Spyros Mandylas (Greece)
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
I would prefer my interference to be face-to-face, being among us. But my restriction orders don’t allow me to move across the borders of Thessaloniki city. The restriction orders is a tactic that is used frequently by the Greek state and it attempts to keep anarchists as political hostages.
I would like to salute this event by highlighting the importance of events such this, in which there is the participation of people who either they have accomplished armed actions or they have been targeted from the repressive mechanisms of the state with the excuse of the anarchist urban guerilla. Also, it’s important the fact that this event has international characteristics, which proves that solidarity can’t be restricted by the borders.
I would like to mention 2 subjects. The first one is the connection between the “public” and the “illegal” parts of anarchy and the second one is my personal opinion about the way the nihilist tendency -the “third pole” as it’s used to be referred to the last years- should be organized. (more…)
Porto Alegre: Arson attack against a Santander bank in solidarity with Monica, Francisco & CCF (Brazil)
Sunday, March 13th, 2016
On the night of March 9, we placed an incendiary device at the Santander bank branch on Ramiro Barcelos street. Our incentive to conspire and then carry out the attack was solidarity and complicity with anarchists behind bars who endure days and days of incarceration but still hold their heads high, proud of their ideas and convictions.
In response to the call for solidarity with the compas Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar we organized ourselves so that our desire to express solidarity became a fire to reach the companeros who are facing a trial in which they face 44 years in prison, accused of terrorism and particularly an attack on the Basilica of the Pillar in Barcelona.
There are many reasons and motives to attack Santander Bank. For example, besides being representatives of the Spanish state (who have kidnapped our companeros), in this territory they were the administrators of Augustus Pinochet’s money following the military dictatorship in Chile. In the end, these facts are only details that enhance our anger… Any banking institution that tries to hide their genocidal intentions with ‘cultural projects’ or other pseudo-humanist terms are representatives of a system that only inspires our disgust.
Branches of Santander Bank have been attacked twice in recent days in Santiago, Chile and in Buenos Aires. The two attacks were carried out in solidarity with Monica and Francisco. This silent, instinctive coordination of solidarity not only causes a great inconvenience to normal life at different points in the world, but also strengthens our ties, making it clear there are no borders and that we do not need leaders or vertical structures to attack several bars in the same cage.
With this solidarity action for Monica and Francisco, we also send greetings to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire compas and their families who are also facing another trial against them. Their strength inspires us every day to walk looking for the fire to illuminate the darkness.
Down with the prison walls.
Incendiary solidarity with Monica and Francisco
For the proliferation of the groups of attacks. The beauty of solidarity is the complicity.
Long live anarchy!
– via insurrectionnews.
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Arson, Brazil, CCF Escape case, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Francisco Solar, International Solidarity, Monica Caballero, Porto Alegre, Santander Bank
Posted in Direct Action
Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Here is our first video-manifesto for the Black December:
Keep fighting the good fight! Solidarity from Brazil!
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Mauricio Hernández Norambuena is one of the most significant figures of opposition to the Chilean military dictatorship first and, later, to the “democratic” transition guided by the same dictator Pinochet (till his death). Mauricio Hernández Norambuena today is suffering the 5039th day of an inhuman detention regime, that is to say 95.08 times what Washington Olivetto, the victim of the offence for which Mauricio is jailed, suffered during his kidnapping.
In 1976, during the dictatorship, Mauricio was a Communist Party militant, while in 1983 he was one of the founders of the Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front (FPMR), an organization born as the military organization of the Communist Party that later developed its own autonomy to fight and defeat the dictatorship on the military level. (more…)
São Paulo: Carlo Giuliani Cell of M.I.A. join the call for a Black December through fire / 'Célula Carlo Giuliani – Movimento Insurgente Anarquista' Reivindica Quatro Ataques A Bancos na Cidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
—We claim responsibility for incendiary attacks against four banks in the city of São Paulo. The attacks occurred at the Santander bank branches in Largo da Batata, another in the Liberdade area, and the other two in the central region and in a peripheral region.—
The “Carlo Giuliani” cell of the Anarchist Insurgent Movement (M.I.A.) assumes responsibility for the four incendiary attacks that consumed bank branches in the early hours of November 15th 2015 in the central region of the city of São Paulo.
On November 15th the proclamation of the republic is “commemorated”, within large and ironic quotation marks. We have this fetish of commemorating historical dates and personages that remind our massacres and subservience. We do not commemorate the insurgencies of slaves or the Canudos Insurrection, nor do we celebrate the epic past of Marighella, Zumbi, João Cândido, Jesuíno Brilhante, Olga [Benário], or Espirtirina Martins. Going against logic, we buy the canned historical version, told by the winners who still continue to dominate us.
The fetid and corrupt monarchy that parasitised Brazil, deposed after the proclamation of the republic, does not differ in absolutely anything from the elite which nowadays parasitises the so admired democratic republic. Bankers, lobbyists, politicians, corporatists, CEOs, speculators and landlords, all worms that accumulate innumerable richness at the expense of others’ sweat.
Tags: Arson, Black December, Bradesco Bank, Brazil, Carlo Giuliani, Célula Carlo Giuliani - Movimento Insurgente Anarquista, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, International Solidarity, Movimento Insurgente Anarquista (MIA), Sabotage, São Paulo
Posted in Direct Action
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
The attack was on an ITAU Bank, in the central region of São José dos Campos – São Paulo, Brazil.
“We have this fantasy that our interests and the interests of the super-rich are the same – as if, somehow, the rich eventually will become so wealthy that they will explode, and the candy will rain down on the rest of us. As if they were a kind of piñata of benevolence. But here’s the truth about the piñatas: They do not break alone. You have to hit them with a stick.”
Our recent attack on a Bradesco bank raised some doubt in the corporate media. Indeed, the bomb placed in the third [ATM] cubicle did not explode. The intention, so far, as reported by certain outlets, was the robbery of your rotten money. But after all, an incendiary device with 5 gallons of gasoline with oil and additives, will never make an ATM explode.
Our intention was to burn your house of Capital.
On the night of 13 September, in one of the elite neighborhoods of Sao Jose dos Campos, we carried out another incendiary attack on a bank branch. This time we targeted ITAU, who in the second business quarter of 2015 made an obscene income of R$5.9 billion.
Apparently, cashing in on interest and speculating on other people’s labour is the only thing that actually continues to move the already rusty gears of the capitalist superstructure. It’s the insanity of our times, where the weakest live in crisis while those at the top feast at our expense. The attacks upon the lower classes they call ‘adjustment’, whilst any attack against the upper classes they call ‘terrorism.’
As if that was not enough, the puppet [President] Dilma Rousseff attacks the workers with harsh austerity measures, divestment and cuts to social programs and we still have to swallow a congress full of rats and worms – and all strains of parasites – fattening their stomachs with money coming from the lobbying of corporations, companies, banks and agribusiness. Suits acting in their own interests against the wishes of the people. This is what is known as ‘democracy.’ (more…)
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
International Solidarity 23 30 Agost 2015
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Pela Liberdade de Rafael Braga Vieira
Liberdade Aos Presos Políticos- RJ
Friday, February 27th, 2015
From CNA Rio:
* Rio de Janeiro *
– The collective trial of the 23 indicted are entering it’s final stages, the judges decision should be known in the next month or so. Three of these activists Elisa Quadros (Tinkerbell), Karlayne Moraes (Moa) and Igor Mendes were accused of not complying with the court order and Igor got arrested while Tinkerbell and Moa went underground.
– Besides that, another two of the 23 are still arrested: Caio Silva and Fábio Fox. Accused of murdering a journalist for using fireworks to defends themselves and the protesters from police brutality. (more…)
Friday, December 12th, 2014
On July 12, the day before the World Cup final match, the Police of Rio de Janeiro arrested 19 activists, aiming at disintegrating the big protest scheduled for the final’s day, on the grounds that they would have taken part in “violent” acts in riots last year and they would be planning other actions in the final manifestation of the World Cup. In total 23 search warrants and arrest and temporary detention were met against people accused of participating in social movements, the mandates were 5 days of probation, four people managed to escape the police kidnapping.
The activists were taken to the City of Police in Rio de Janeiro, a large complex of police departments built to take care of the repression of the people challenging the mega-events and the logic of the market town. In this large complex is the DRCI, Bureau of Suppression of Computer crimes, which currently plays the role of the historic Precinct of Political and Social Order, the infamous DOPS created in 1924 to suppress the anarchists, mainly used during the Vargas era and later Military regime in 1964, in order to control and repress political and social movements opposed to the regime in power. The kidnapped activists were all sent to the prison complex of Bangu. (more…)
Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
Muralismo, Filmes, Oficinas, Apresentacoes e Performances, Debates anti-carcerarios, mini-cursos, Gig contra as prisoes…
We are passing through a moment when there is a lot of discussions about political prisoners in Brazil, and especially in our town, Rio de Janeiro. To us all prisoners are political prisoners, nowadays we hear a lot this sentence, but we don’t discuss it’s real meaning and implications. We would like to take a deeper look at questions related do incarceration in our society and among our fellow comrades. Therefore we invite everyone to take part in the activities of the International Week of Solidarity with prisoners here in Rio de Janeiro, from the 23 of August to the 31. (more…)
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Saímos das nossas casas para interromper um pouco com a indiferença normalizadora neste clima nojento de final da copa do mundo. Colocamos uma faixa na Avenida Borges de Medeiros, na mesma hora em que os torcedores caminharem para o ultimo festejo. Um festejo, o lembramos, banhado no sangue dxs assessinadxs, desaparecidxs e torturadxs “da copa”.
Enquanto xs cúmplices dessa desgraça caminham “felizes” pelas ruas, lembramos esses dias como dias de genocídio do “povo” palestino. (more…)