Posts Tagged ‘Bristol’
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
Analysing relationships between the professional careerists, universities, security industry, policing and repression, we can get an overview on how the authorities intend to implement repression, by which means, and the individuals responsible for certain decisions and strategizing. The recent document which came to our attention “Domestic Extremist Criminal Damage Events: Behaving Like Criminals or Terrorists?” by Paul Gill and co, of the ‘Department of Security and Crime Science’, University College London, tries to comprehend the many acts of property damage and arson done in Bristol by a wide range of groups and, presumably, individuals. A mere look at the title gave us an appreciation of the mindset behind this paper of those who equate anarchist/activist vandalism and sabotage to terrorism.
This document is for sale in certain places on the internet but is being circulated here so comrades can see how through analysis of the documents of the enemy, -as they try to put us under the microscope-, that we can also do the same. To collect information, to view their prejudices, weaknesses and mental limits, and to see their conclusions and what kinds of thinking and methodology end up influencing their investigations (which never seem to be going particularly well… even if some comrades end up in jail, many more remain free, and the current growth of new anarchy remains as prevalent and needed as ever). (more…)
Tags: Analysis, Arlene Robinson (Security Reseacher), Bristol, Paul Gill (Security Researcher), Repression, Sabotage, UK, University College London (UCL), Vandalism, Zoe Marchment (Security Researcher)
Posted in Social Control
Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
This is a collection of poetic ramblings by an anarcho-nihilist hooligan in Bristol, UK.
Forging some kind of weapon by merger metaphors and poetry from lived experiences, an alternative from quick-fix solutions in the fast lane of instant gratification, stolen and twisted out of meaning, into some spiritual sloganeering which hopefully challenges a life of just material band-aid.
The author feels like they are tidying up the loose ends in their mind!
Sunday, May 31st, 2020
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
23rd March – In the evening when (now infected) Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared the state of emergency and the new measures to deal with the coronavirus, cops in Southmead, Bristol, were harassing young people on the streets. The police were attacked with stones and bottles and two Iceland supermarket vans were torched outside their depo. Several cars were also smashed and set on fire across the city. Young people are already always under ‘special measures’ by the police -abuse, beatings, harassment, dispersal, special conditions – and rioting and fighting back is the only real solution, not staying in your house and being afraid.
The supermarkets and the other companies which are profiting massively from this ‘crisis’, -which is solely the responsibility of the structures of power and capital-, are valid and understandable targets for the nihilistic and anti-social rage against this situation.
The lies of the media tell us that we are ‘all in this together’ but it’s clear that we are not, and never will be.
It’s the fight of the young people and the irreducibles against this sick system and this is but one drop from the storm to come.
Death to the politicians, the police and those who have poisoned this world.
Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Many who were driving home for Christmas (or on their relentless commute for the 9-5) will have been dazzled by the 2 huge LED adverts that light up the motorway (and the night sky beyond) in Bristol. Bored of the false dreams and fairy lights, we damaged the billboards by attacking the main mechanisms in the back of the glittery display. We also smashed a computer console that is part of the spectacle.
Lots of people decorated with tinsel and trees… but we redecorated another billboard, this time by BT (British Telecom). Their new campaign reads “Open for Business: Not Attack”. We said: “Open to attack on all shit businesses! Anarchy!”.
While the country distracts itself with thoughts of a ‘Happy New Year’, and zombies wander the streets addicted to their smart phones… we prefer a more direct way to communicate. The Christmas period just means more isolation and time locked in cells for most prisoners.. Even when people are unlocked, they have to pay way more than the normal rate to make phone calls. BT make a huge profit from their prison contract and have the monopoly on all phones in UK prisons.
This action is a small nod to all those inside during this time of year… especially Kevan Thakrar and the Park Bench 3.
Fire to the prisons!
Saturday, December 21st, 2019
The war machine is in operation 24/7. Despite the night shift at Babcock in Long Ashton, we snuck over the fence and damaged a fuel tank that forms part of their heating system.
Babcock are the second biggest contractor to the Ministry of Defence in the UK. They have 4 premises in Bristol alone. They specialise in the navy and nuclear industries. We hope our small act will show how many different ways it is possible to resist, without voting!
This “prison island” will continue whoever is prime minister. We reject all politicians and have only contempt for those who buy their lies and cheap promises.
To those who forget the many aspects of control and repression used in the social war, and buy into Labour’s hype by focusing only on the National Health Service… we laugh at you in the darkness, and angrily ask…. Do you remember Iraq?
Solidarity with those on the streets in the Green Zone in Baghdad, and belated greetings to everyone who rebelled on the International Day of Action for Rojava 14th December.
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Back again! we paid another visit to Vinney Green ‘Secure Unit’ (AKA Youth Prison), on the outskirts of Bristol. We sabotaged and immobilised 4 cars belonging to screws. Vinney Green was previously attacked in June.
24 young people (aged 10-18) are incarcerated at Vinney Green. It is one of 15 secure units in England, and is currently being expanded. There were 144 assaults there last year. The prison has been publicly criticised for it’s “high use of restraint” among other things (but do not mistake us; there is no such thing as a “good” prison, and it is never acceptable to use restraint)…
Remember the kids this Christmas. Remember Alexis Grigoropoulos, who was shot by police in Greece aged 15.
In this time when many are turning to the ballot box… we took to the streets. A juvenile prank, for those in juvie…. Their cameras and fences do not deter us… and our rage will never be silenced by their electioneering and rhetoric. Boris Johnson promises tougher sentences. We promise more actions….
Until next time.
Fire to the prisons!
Eco-anarchist vandals – FAI/IRF
Monday, October 28th, 2019
A coalition of Bristol groups blocked all the entrances to BAE and MDBA in Filton this morning, [25/10/19] preventing the arms factories from opening. We stand in solidarity with the people of North and East Syria and against Turkish fascism! #Riseup4Rojava #BoycottTurkey #StopArmingTurkey
via Bristol Kurdish Solidarity Network
Monday, September 9th, 2019
In the heart of Easton, next to a school, in a busy residential area between a well used railway line and a motorway, is enough aviation fuel to cause a major explosion. Aviation fuel contains over 2,000 chemicals. Once ignited it has a much higher BTU (British Thermal Unit) than gasoline and can burn much longer. In Easton, there are 6 white tankers, each 60 foot long.
We are often labelled “terrorists” but if we were then… boom! bye, bye! Instead, we decided to attack these containers with dark blue paint. In executing this small act of defiance we hope to highlight their existance, and the danger they pose. This prank was also done to add to the current discourse and campaigns around the expansion of Bristol Airport. (more…)
Saturday, August 24th, 2019
“It becomes a hazard of the choices we make when we commit acts that move us nearer to the freedom we seek.”
‘Buck’ is inspired by ‘September Commando’ by John Yates with it’s minimal direct punchlines that accompany iconic images.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Graffiti on Hoarding Boards of ‘Ashton Rise’ new urban sprawl development…..
At the ‘Ashton Rise’ development on the South Bristol Metro Bus Route (near Bristol City Football Club) graffiti was sprayed:
“Yet more urban sprawl… this time on allotments, and social housing…. Check 325.nostate.net tag Bristol for eco-actions”.
This was “socially cleansed” within 24 hours… maybe they feel a bit threatened? The standard “art-graffiti” around the area still remains.
Ashton Rise has a budget of £21 million. The council brag of it’s “affordable” nature, but the only thing that’s cheap about their project are the promises of “creating communities” and “sustainability”.
They can remove our traces… but they will never crush our rebellious hearts!
Thanks to the vandals for the shout out.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
CCTV Burnt and Advertising Attacked in Bristol, on the 30th July.
A new LED advertising screen by the M32 motorway in Bristol tells us to “Be On It”… Well, we are!!! The screen was damaged using sling shots. Advertisers want people to focus their attention on shitty corporate messaging instead of concentrating on their driving. We are “on it”, and we are not excited by the products, upgrades ,and the boring lifestyles and aspirations they are selling… We desire damage and destruction… and dream of sabotage.
CCTV was also burnt out at Gaunts Ham Park (a day centre for homeless people in Lawrence Hill). The wiring was destroyed in an expression of rage against the surveillance state that increasingly targets those who do not conform. Using a long pole, and a firelighter attached to a clothes peg, this act was “begging” to be done! More and more people are marginalised, and the housing crisis in Bristol is one aspect of the social war which we are all part of…..
Solidarity with all those resisting it! Especially to: ‘Der Drei Von Der Parkbank’ in Hamburg, and those imprisoned as part of ‘Operation Panico’.
Anti-Social Angry Vagrants
Friday, June 21st, 2019
For June 11 – Solidarity for long term anarchist prisoners
Just outside the city limits of Bristol tucked away in the dark is a poultry farm (Ivy Farm) owned by P&S Mitchell LTD. Located in Whitchurch Lane, Dundry, the birds never see the light of day. Despite the CCTV, the grain silo and broiler house were both spray-painted with the words “Animal Prison”.
A new McDonalds restaurant that is not welcome is being built in Fishponds Road, but maybe the “Burger Off!” posters in local’s front windows isn’t enough. Graffiti was sprayed inside the building site – “McWork Prison”.
Vinney Green, hidden in Emersons Green on the edge of Bristol is a special secure detention unit for 10-17 year old “dangerous kids”. The unit holds up to 24 detainees. A large hole was cut in the perimeter fence and then the next inner security fence was broken through by bending back the bars, causing a second human size gap. Then the prison buildings themselves were sprayed with the words “Child Prison”, “Screws Work Here”.
Solidarity to Brian Vaillancourt who is serving a 9 year sentence in the USA for an arson of a McDonalds. To the imprisoned comrades in Italy who are fighting from inside the cells on hunger strike. To the 3 comrades arrested for bank robbery in Thessaloniki, Greece. To Lisa held in Spain. For all the imprisoned anarchists around the world.
Freedom for everyone!
Eco-anarchist vandals – FAI/IRF
Tags: Brian Vaillancourt, Bristol, Eco-anarchist vandals - FAI/IRF, Fuck McDonalds, Graffiti, International Solidarity, Ivy Farm (Poultry), June 11th Solidarity, Lisa, McDonalds Corporation, Paint attack, Solidarity Action, UK, Vandalism, Vinney Green
Posted in Direct Action
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
“I’d rather scratch cars than gamble on scratch cards, at least I know I’m under no illusion of winning!”
Hooligan poetry from the streets of the scum-town of Bristol, leafy city of disease rotting in the West.
The theme’s grimy and you can combat the down-trodden feeling. Laughing that you have nothing, but nothing holds you back.
That’s what this zine is about.
Thursday, December 6th, 2018
From the introduction: ‘This article has been written as a collective project based on the Bristol Liberation gathering in June 2017. It is intended to give people who weren’t there an idea of some of the conversations we had. We hope that it is written in an accessible way and that it is clear and of interest to both those who are familiar with the idea of animal liberation and those who are new to it.’