Posts Tagged ‘Bristol’
Monday, April 15th, 2013
Arson and damage against Mitie vehicles in Bristol
Over the weekend we attacked 2 different Mitie vans. Behind the “Bush” pub 5 minutes from Templemeads, on a sunny evening during rush hour we took the opportunity to spike two wheels and pour paint stripper over the vehicle. We may have been seen, so what, good luck to em, we look just like everyone else.
We chose not to only push our struggle in the hours of darkness, recognising that our expressed anger, if witnessed, probably leaves a question in the mind of the onlooker. On this occasion we decided the risk was worth it. We also burnt a Mitie van in East Bristol, setting fire to it at night.
Mitie are one of several companies to have benefited hugely from the privatisation started by Thatcher in the 1980s. The outsourcing of immigration prisons such as Campsfield was one step in building an empire which now includes prisons, youth offender institutes, probation services, and extends to housing and “sustainable” energy sources. We are not asking for state controlled versions of the above. But calling for fire to all prisons – immigration, youth or otherwise.
As well as “detention centres”, Mitie now run 6 different prisons -including 2 youth offender institutes. They are partners with the UK Border agency and the Prisons Service. Last year workers for Mitie in London went on strike after a pregnant worker was badly mistreated, and ended up in hospital whilst working for Mitie.
Across the country, people of all ages are placed in the “care” of Mitie and are beaten and denied their freedom. These small actions are in solidarity with them, and anyone who was on the streets this weekend.
Mitie claims to support people but their move into housing and energy do nothing to change the fact that they are intent on profiting from any aspect of life.
Fire to the prisons!
Burn in hell Maggie!
Saturday, April 13th, 2013
ONE LESS ENEMY OF FREEDOM – LETS DANCE ON HER GRAVE!
To celebrate the news of Thatcher’s death we smashed the front windows of the Conservative Club on Fishponds Road in Bristol in the early hours of this morning.
No matter how many tributes to a “great woman” appear in the media, we will never remember her as anything other than a vicious tyrant who rolled out the aggressive free market capitalism that flourishes today. The only good politician is a dead one!
Even compared to politicians in general Thatcher was one of the most hated figures in recent UK history, which is why she was under armed guard 24 hours a day until her death in the five star Ritz hotel. She led an all out assault on living conditions of the “underclass” she so openly despised, entrenching and enriching the ruling classes. We are only a few of the thousands upon thousands who are lining up to piss on her grave.
The response in Bristol to her death was immediate. The night the news broke there was a large street party in Easton to celebrate. When cops arrived to break it up they were met with bricks, bottles and burning barricades, injuring several state thugs and damaging a police vehicle. Our thoughts are with the arrested and the many more who defied the riot squad and their “pacifist” allies.
We attacked the club where Thatcher’s arse lickers hang out, but don’t get us wrong – political parties are only one face of the global dominant order. The same system of exploitation they represent churns on regardless of who hold office. Thatcher’s day saw forceful revolt against her regime (the miners strike, the poll tax rebellion and more), and today’s rulers can be sure that they also face our fury.
Thatcher actively supported and defended Pinochet’s military dictatorship in Chile. Under the new economic dictatorship of democracy, rebellious students, Mapuche indigenous warriors and anarchist-subversives continue to be persecuted by the same fascist-era laws. We greet Marcelo, Juan and Freddy in Santiago high security dungeon, solid social fighters since the time of Pinochet’s rule, and those targeted by the Chilean state’s latest frame-up who are held in Temuco women’s prison (also the scene of a recent riot).
Finally, our team takes responsibility for the recent arson on a police 4×4 in a garage off Pennywell Road in Easton. These servants of the state should never be safe on the streets from our attack, here as in Moscow, Cairo or Montreal.
FUCK THE LAW AND THE PEACE POLICE!
FOR A RIOTOUS SATURDAY 13TH EVERYWHERE!
WAR ON POLITICIANS, DEATH TO THE STATE!
–unruly anarchists (in the spirit of Millbank)
Friday, January 11th, 2013
From Bristol IMC:
on the 9th jan 2013 not long before noon vehicles belonging to prison officers at bristol prison, cambridge rd, horfield were damaged using paint-stripper & slashing the front tyres, this took place on brynland ave in ashley down. the officers are intrinsically linked to a system that keeps people down & in their place, everyday we are monitored, but on this day jan 9th those officers with damaged cars will feel that they have been watched. this was a very accessible thing to do, no elite skills were needed. our fight is on both sides of the wall & both sides of the coin, there are lessons to be learnt by all, those for security reasons have choose to fight from a position of underground & those that are a public face, networking, reaching out & bringing in new blood. this small attack was done with all the caged animals & humans at the for-front of our minds.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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last night fire erupted in the tranquillity of bristols well-to-do redland area, targeting a marked vehicle of Standfast Ltd. besides the usual functions that led us to attack a company invested in “security” (as always, securing the sanctity of private property in mass society) one of their many cctv contracts in bristol, bath, avon, somerset and gloucestershire is both state and private schools, where as you can read in the newspapers even the toilets are no escape from the cameras. (more…)
Monday, October 1st, 2012
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On Sunday the 31st of September under the cover of darkness we set off with hatred in our hearts & cans of spray-paint in our back-packs.
Once again we found ourselves in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne – in particular the predominantly low-income neighborhood of Glenroy.
And once more we decided to direct our anger at the church; there always seem to be plenty of churches in the poorer suburbs & Glenroy is no exception.
Our first stop was the Corpus Christi Catholic Church where we sprayed ‘FUCK RELIGION’ and an anarchy symbol on a side of the church facing a main road, we then made our way to the front door of the church and sprayed ‘JESUS RAPES’ and another anarchy symbol.
We then walked across the road to St Matthews Anglican Church where we sprayed several anarchy symbols and the words ‘RELIGION BREEDS ENSLAVEMENT’. In the car park we were lucky enough to find two church vehicles. Unfortunately we were not in the position to be able to torch the vehicles so we did the next best thing – redecorated them with some anarchy symbols and some random scribble which will no doubt be very costly for them to remove.
We continued onwards into the night, stopping several times to paint slogans on some very public walls. The slogans were : ‘FUCK AUTHORITY!’, ‘FUCK THE POLICE!’, ‘COPS MURDER’, ‘SOCIAL WAR’. ‘CLASS WAR’ and of course plenty of circle a’s to compliment them.
We then made our way to the Glenroy Uniting Church and sprayed the slogans ‘PEDO CHRIST’ & ‘GOD IS DEAD’ on the front of the church, and of course we sprayed some anarchy symbols as well just in case they were wondering just who these angry vandals were.
Running low on paint & high on adrenalin we decided to call it a night, happy that we had ventured much further than last time & already thinking of future actions!
Next time we will definitely have to bring some fire making utensils as it is high time that the night time landscape of Melbourne’s outer suburban wastelands were lit up with the flames of nihilistic social warfare!
We would like to dedicate this night’s actions to our chaotic church hating comrades in Bristol UK, the Free Thought Association / Fraction of Gender Renegades. We also send greetings to all FAI insurgents currently active on planet Earth, to all the comrades in cyberspace still operating under the AntiSec banner & of course to all the imprisoned anarchist fighters struggling for dignity in the prisons around the world!
Invisible Combatant Cells / Anonymous Anarchists
Bristol: 'Free Thought Association / Fraction of Gender Renegades' burn a vehicle of the 'Jesus Kingdom City' (UK)
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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30 August 2012
In the early hours of this morning, Jesus Kingdom City (part of the Pentecostal crusaders the Redeemed Christian Church of God), based in the center and preying on the neighborhoods of the exploited and which partners with other missionaries in Africa and Asia, had their minibus set alight on Beaufort Road, St George, Bristol.
“Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the foul of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” – Genesis 1:28
… “A woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” – Proverbs 31:30 (front page of Jesus Kingdom City’s website)
“Humanity will not be free until the last king is strangled with the guts of the last priest.” – Denis Diderot
Since the first class-based societies, religion has meant the enforcement of submission, punishment, debt, sacrifice, self-hatred and bigotry. Specifically, Christianity has always gone hand in hand with European colonization, often initially paving the way for military/economic hegemony and aiming to subdue and indoctrinate potentially-inconvenient populations. This poisonous work continues in the missions of today, through the paternalistic logic of development and assimilation, and propagating the segregated supremacy of man over woman / human over nature.
Iconoclastic regards to the first-phase members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, especially this time to Olga Ekonomidou who last braved solitary confinement for 53 days for her continued insubordination; to comrade Tortuga; to the informal element in Melbourne; and to the anarchic heretics under investigation in Italy.
This time the focus of our negation was Christianity – in the future it will just as easily be any other spook (religious or not) seeking to repress and reduce the absolute sovereignty of unique individualities into categories, identities and moralities.
Walk into the night of chaos…
Free Thought Association / Fraction of Gender Renegades
Tags: Arson, Bristol, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Elisa Di Bernardo, Fuck the Church, Hunger Strike, Marco Camenisch, Olga Ekonomidou, Operation Ardire, Solidarity Action
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
From Bristol IMC:
On Monday 31st we lit up the opening week of the Olympics with an attack on two vehicles (and all the equipment they contained) belonging to British Telecom (BT), an “official Olympic partner”. It’s a small reply to the heightened repression in London.
In Longwell Green this week we then sabotaged a mast owned by BT’s parent company, O2, the mobile phone network. We burnt out the mast by setting fire to the cables at the bottom.
While the thousands who can afford to swell the economy are welcomed by the state for the Olympics, O2 profits from the exploitation of a literal captive audience of “illegal” migrants who are forced to use O2 phones with extortionate pricing in a pilot scheme at Yarl’s Wood “Immigration Removal Centre” (prison) which is run by Serco. The authorities can monitor calls with ease, and the network is easier to shut down in the event of a disturbance or as punishment for rule breaking. There are currently mass hunger strikes in Germany and the UK (in Morton Hall, a former open prison now specifically designated for “foreign nationals”), these hunger strikes are an expression against detention, control and isolation. (more…)
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
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25 July 2012
GDF corporation exposed and attacked in Bristol
Last night we visited GDF’s office on the Anglo Office Park in Speedwell, broke around 20 windows around the unit (on both the ground floor and first floor) and left spray-painted tags next to the front door, ECOCIDE (with an arrow pointing to the company logo) and A.C.A.B. with an anarchist symbol.
GDF (while not a house-hold name over here yet) is a global energy and utility corporation with many arms, which among other things was a pioneer of nuclear power in Europe (including the UK, where they’re now in line for a new reactor in Sellafield), are involved with building police infrastructure here in the South-West, run 15 private-public prisons and surveillance camera systems in hundreds of cities and towns in France, provide communication systems for the defence industry, security for Total’s oil rigs in Nigeria…
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
From Bristol Indymedia:
Yesterday [Saturday July 15, 2012], following the EDL march in Bristol, a sizeable group of EDL supporters were confronted by antifascists outside a pub on Old Market.
Reports that a large number of EDL members had congregated in the Long Bar on Old Market Street were confirmed when a pissed-up group outside began to hurl abuse and insults at random passers-by who they presumed were ‘opposition.’ Beknown to them, there was a crew of around 40 antifascists just around the corner… (more…)
Monday, July 9th, 2012
From ABC Bristol:
Below are details and address for Paddy Besiris. Paddy would now appreciate support with letters being redirected by Bristol ABC:
Pleaded guilty in May 2012 to violent disorder during the Stokes Croft riots. Paddy was sentenced to 14 months, of which he will serve 7 months due to his early plea. He is a Greek socialist who was involved in various activist groups and recently moved from HMP Horfield after trying to unionise G-wing. Paddy appreciates letters, cards, newsletters and books.
Paddy Besiris c/o ABC
14 Robertson Road
Monday, June 25th, 2012
From Anti-Fascist Network:
The EDL are marching in Bristol on the 14th of July. The counter-mobilisation is in full swing, so get involved. Now is the time for action.
Come to Templemeads area [main train station] and line the route at 10am on the 14th to give them the welcome they deserve. Stay alert. Stay mobile. Bring your mates. There are many, many ways to show your opposition to the EDL: don’t let them march, don’t give ’em a lift in your taxi, put posters up in shops, don’t serve them drinks, raise awareness about their farcical attempts to disguise their homophobia, chat to work colleagues, decorate the city…. do whatever you feel comfortable with but now is the time to get a crew together and take action against racism in our city. We want to meet them at the station to stop them marching for any distance. We will resist them wherever they turn and we will be watching them. Let’s defend ourselves against the EDL! Zero tolerance of fascism on our streets.
For more information email email@example.com
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
From IMC UK:
30 May 2012
We attacked Bristol Conservative Association, just off Whiteladies Road, because let’s face it, their windows are calling out to be broken. We broke the main windows and threw paint. We sprayed “SCUM” and an anarchy sign over their front door and wall to make it difficult to remove.
This is a rejection of all party politics. The whole system must go.
Brand A, or Brand B, Pepsi or Cola, Labour or Conservative, we are allowed to chose anything we want as long as it’s within the pre-written guidelines of capitalism, the state, and the myth of democracy.
These non-choices will not contain us, despite the Tories proposed increase in state surveillance powers.
The Con-Dem government have slashed benefits, criminalised squatting, cut back services, denied access to the “justice” system and generally continued and escalated Labours war on the poor.
This isn’t a reformist gesture, but a small gesture of our defiance. Governments have proven throughout time that their only interest is serving the rich and they don’t give a fuck about the rest of us. The only way we will find true freedom is through the destruction of the state and capitalism.
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
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22 May 2012
The purpose of guerrilla attack is to spread the struggle into different territories and facets of life. Finance, judicial, communications, military and transport infrastructure will continue to be targets of the new generation of urban low-intensity warfare – the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) / International Revolutionary Front.
The means for this struggle are always close at hand. On the morning of May 22nd we struck two points on the railway routes into Bristol, on the outer sides of Patchway (northern) and Parson Street (southern) stations. By lifting the concrete slabs running alongside the tracks and burning out the signalling cables found in the trench underneath, before carriages came on the line. We specifically chose these places so that employees of the Ministry of Defence, as well as military industry companies Raytheon/Thales/HP/QuinetiQ etc., in the business park near Filton Abbey Wood station, and the corporate hub of Bristol, near the Temple Meads station, were amongst the affected. Normal services weren’t restored until the evening.
The potential spread of such blockages in general poses a significant problem for the flow of commodities and for making sure that labour exploitation arrives on time, key concerns for transnational capitalism.
Such actions are a time-honoured method of disturbing the ‘social peace’ myth: from similar sabotages in France; cash courier vehicles getting destroyed in Crete; the night-time smashing of train station ticket machines in Australia; resistance to highway developments eating even further into wild landscapes (such as Khimki forest in Russia) whilst displacing animals and people who are still refusing to assimilate into industrial civilisation (such as Bolivia’s TIPNIS project in one of the most biodiverse regions in the world); to the iconic seizure and arson of the city bus in London last August. Not to mention our comrades of FAI/Fires on the Horizon, in Athens, and FAI/Individuals Conspiring for the Destruction of the Existent, in Curicó, defiant with their barricades…
Everywhere the bosses want us scurrying around their metropolis, like consignments of human flesh in alienating containers on pre-determined routes, in a frenetic hustle for survival, there is and will continue to be every reason to forcefully intervene in the smooth flow of the daily grind.
In the United Kingdom of clockwork control and domestication, we’re some of the ‘unpatriotic ones’ who find the 2012 Olympics, with the ensuing spectacle of wealth (when so many here struggle to feed themselves and their families), harmful developments and escalating police state, frankly offensive. But no union or movement calls our shots, and we have no inhibition to use guerrilla activity to hurt the national image and paralyze the economy however we can. Because simply, we don’t want rich tourists – we want civil war.
Anarchy is unavoidable.
– Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) – May 22nd Group (*)
(* – “Because when your heart beats, it beats freedom, love, and anarchy: Anarchy doesn’t die in the mouth, it prevails in active hands.” – Mauricio ‘Mauri’ Morales.
On the 22nd of May 2009, Chilean anarchist Mauricio Morales died on an operation to attack the school for prison guards in Santiago.
In the struggle for meaningful existence, ‘freedom’ and ‘life’ are things worth the risk of losing in order to truly win them. Mauri ‘lost’ the last one… but that wild instinct never dies, the bet is still on, and today Mauri we will see to it that anarchy lives!
To Billy Augustan and Reyhard ‘Eat’ Rumbayan, fighters of the Indonesian FAI in prison for burning a bank (and to the wanted of that case, never forgetting our comrades in clandestinity) – you may not know us, but we are your co-conspirators, and the same for any being who attacks for individual, collective and Earth liberation. Stay strong and proud.
Lastly, we dedicate these words to the five anarchists arrested in the USA in early May, who, planning to blow up a bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley national park in Cleveland, were infiltrated by a government agent who sold them fake explosives.)
Tags: 2012 Olympics, Billy, Bolvia, Bristol, Chile, Cleveland 5, Eat, FAI / May 22nd Group, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Khimki, Mauricio Morales, Russia, Sabotage, UK
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
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On Tuesday 16th April we visited the offices of The Evening Post in Bristol to wish a happy birthday to our Comrade Huw ‘Badger’ Norfolk who is currently on the run due to crimes relating to the building. We held a banner which read: “BRISTOL ABC: Every Prisoner Is A Political Prisoner” and wore badger masks to show our solidarity with him.
Happy Birthday Badger! Wherever you are!
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
From Bristol IMC:
Local antifascists took action yesterday [10 March 2012] with a paint attack on The Last Resort skinhead music and clothing stall on Corn Street. This business is run by Chris Pugh, a fascist skinhead and member of the English Defence League, and is being used to provide a platform for racist, fascist ideology under the cover of being “just about the music”. We thought it could do with a bit of an antifascist redecoration. The merchandise got absolutely trashed and we had no trouble from the “tough guy” skinhead behind the stall. While we understand that it will take more than a red and black wash to persuade these bigotted idiots about the error of their ways, we think it’s a good starting contribution to the sort of dialogue we’re prepared for with fascists in Bristol. (more…)