Posts Tagged ‘Counter-info’
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Thursday, January 14th, 2021
So we can better collect and transfer financial solidarity to imprisoned comrades in various cases with a minimized interference and seizure by the banks and the state, there is our cryptocurrency wallet that we have opened to receive money from those interested and in solidarity. We will continue to maintain this wallet for the gathering and channeling of money for imprisoned anarchists internationally. This is also an appeal for financial solidarity to our informal network and group, publications, logistics, outreach etc. Our project requires money as we help persecuted and imprisoned comrades, pay for organisational costs and propaganda. Help us survive and take 325 to the next level, please consider donating, no amount is too small. If you are not able to send financial solidarity, then contributions of translations, articles, reports, photos and thematic art/designs are always welcome.
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Friday, December 11th, 2020
Many of the anarchist project 325.nostate.net posts have been lost in an unprecedented server crash.. They are partially available in the internet archive site: https://web.archive.org/web/20201117194707/https://325.nostate.net/
Sunday, May 17th, 2020
The counter-information site La Rebelion de las Palabras recently discontinued their blog. Below is a translated statement about their reasons to do so.
Since the emergence of what is termed the International Network of Counter-Information and Translation in the anarchic sphere, a multitude of individuals and groups construct and maintain regular and not so regular transmissions, crossing borders and bringing news of resistance and repression further than before. The limits of these new-medias, not so new after years of development and recuperation, are increasingly being known, and many counter-information groups have added to the debate with their contributions, ongoing or usually at the closure of their site with their own reflections.
For some time now, we have been internally questioning the real usefulness of this blog for social movements, or revolutionaries, in our environment and beyond. We have tried to review which were really our contributions to the fight and which, on the other hand, only contributed to the spectacle, the folklore, and a purely aesthetic radicalism. We wanted to look back, see the changes in the news and materials, the drifts we had taken, a little driven by our own criteria, but also by fluctuations in the type of content that came to us. Through this exercise, we realized that we also had another need. It had to do with the way in which certain movements or spaces of struggle perceived us and did or did not count on us as a space for dissemination of their initiatives, calls, projects or reflections. And this, in turn, led us to the situation we have now. (more…)
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
The Local Autonomous Network (LAN) is a loose network of individuals and collectives composed of anarchist, anti-authoritarian, and autonomous activists here in the Archipelago of so-called Philippines. Since the early 2000s, the people behind the network have been consistently in contact with another regardless if they are from the southern or northern part of the Archipelago. The network has no formal membership and is presented as an informal organization. The network has its own level of understanding and trust with each other, which comes from the process of the relentless organizing, campaigning and initiating different activities and projects.
We have heard about a report published online from groups abroad about an anti-anarchist crackdown in the Philippines. The report is entitled “The Philippines—The continuing crackdown on anarchists” and was first published by the UK-based Anarchist Communist Group (ACG) and was later copied and distributed onto other international anarchist sites. Most of the people involved in Local Autonomous Network had the same reaction to this report: “this is alarming.” As this is a local matter, we decided to investigate the report and do our own research locally on what was the real situation of the anarchists on the ground.
To give context, it is true that the Duterte regime is an oppressive and repressive government, even more so than with previous presidents in previous regimes. The War on Drugs that Duterte started in 2016 and has been conducted since has killed an estimated 30,000 people; this is a fact. Some of the victims of the Extra-Judicial Killings (EJK) in the War on Drugs have been drug personalities, but hundreds of EJK victims were not even connected to any kind of drug-related issue. Continuous killings and assassinations were also conducted against leftists, dissidents, peasant leaders, community organizers, and other activists. Anarchists in the Philippines were not spared and in 2018 saw Food Not Bombs volunteers murdered and arrested. (See the report: “Four Food Not Bombs Volunteers were Killed in Philippine Drug War and One Volunteer is in Jail”.) (more…)
Italia: Quale internazionale? Intervista e dialogo con Alfredo Cospito dal carcere di Ferrara. Terza parte (Vetriolo)
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
Il testo che riportiamo qui è la terza e ultima parte di “Quale internazionale? Intervista e dialogo con Alfredo Cospito dal carcere di Ferrara”, pubblicata nel mese di marzo 2020 nel numero 4 del giornale anarchico “Vetriolo”. Le parti prima e seconda sono state pubblicate rispettivamente nel numero 2 (autunno 2018) e 3 (inverno 2019). Data la complessità e la vastità degli argomenti trattati e del testo stesso, non è stato possibile pubblicarlo integralmente in un solo numero del giornale e si è scelto di suddividerlo in tre parti. Tutto lo scritto verrà stampato in un volume di prossima pubblicazione.
Con l’occasione, segnaliamo e correggiamo un errore presente nella terza parte (invitiamo a fare attenzione a questo passaggio durante la lettura del giornale). L’errore si trova nella quarta colonna di pagina 11, righe 4 – 11. Per una maggiore comprensione riportiamo l’intera frase: «Questo concetto può riacquistare un senso, una sua concretezza, una sua attualità solo se accompagnato dalla «rivolta», dalla violenza. La «rivoluzione» si accontenta del “pathos” (sentimenti, passioni, fascinazione) e della “praxis” (azione distruttiva, la propaganda del fatto, la violenza)».
L’errore è nella parola «rivoluzione», cui bisogna sostituire «rivolta». Quindi la frase corretta è: «Questo concetto può riacquistare un senso, una sua concretezza, una sua attualità solo se accompagnato dalla «rivolta», dalla violenza. La «rivolta» si accontenta del “pathos” (sentimenti, passioni, fascinazione) e della “praxis” (azione distruttiva, la propaganda del fatto, la violenza)».
Per richieste di copie: vetriolo[at]autistici.org
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Ansaldo Nucleare, Attentat, Black International, Counter-info, Ferrara, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Interviews, Italy, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, PDF, Roberto Adinolfi, Sabotage, Vetriolo
Posted in Interviews
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
March 25, 2020. The spread of Covid 19 around the world reached the territory dominated by the Chilean State, the rate of sick people grows exponentially and we assume the number of dead people will grow.
Far from speculating on its origins and roots, we believe that it is clear that today we have to fight against a disease on the one hand and the increasingly restrictive measures of social control that states seek to impose on us and others. The reality in prisons is no different, as shown by the riots, escape attempts and mobilizations that have multiplied inside the prisons, since enduring such an illness inside the prisons in practice is a death sentence.
The revolt that is shaking the foundations of the Chilean state has changed drastically due to the force of the context. We do not sit down to cry, but we rather assume the need to know how to overcome these new scenarios and also maintain the confidence that we will take the streets again.
From Refractario we call to remain alert regarding the situations inside the prisons: In the southern prisons where different Mapuche community members are imprisoned, in the Santiago 1 prison and the San Miguel prison where most of the prisoners of the revolt are held, in the High Security Prison where our comrades, prisoners of the social war, are being held hostage.
Communication with the prisoners is likely to become less and less fluid, with restrictions on visits and increasing bans looming. We’re out here, we’re with the prisoners, and we’re watching what might happen.
It is likely that in practice, due to the increasingly restrictive measures to move around the city and to communicate, the Refractory page will fall out of date. We will try our best to keep the site as up to date as possible within our capabilities. Since 2012, when we started and continued this project, keeping active in different periods in spite of different obstacles, our possible absence for this period will only be due to force majeure. As soon as we can, we will keep our website active and updated as it has been for 8 years now.
Remain vigilant for our prisoners of social war!
We’ll be back on the streets!
We’re gonna get our prisoners out of jail again!
Refractario, Marzo 2020
Saturday, March 21st, 2020
We are building this site to address the situation that arose from the Korona virus epidemic.
Faced with a global scourge, we need to share radical reflections beyond linguistic and national borders.
Because fire can arise from the plague.
And fire can bring freedom.
This site was born from the desire to share reflections and materials on the consequences of this epidemic. Nurture a discussion that allows you to compare the critical tools that give everyone the opportunity to act in the present.
Act with a view to subvert the current social order, to free the planet and all living things from the scourge of this society.
As the history of London reminds us, fire can arise from the wounds, the demolition of the structures of dominion from fire. In the fire of 1666, during the plague epidemic, dozens of churches and a good part of many public buildings burned. Unfortunately, following that fire, London was rebuilt in a way that favored social control and city governance. This time we want to avoid that this moment of crisis leads to a restructuring of the current system. (more…)
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
On July 8th, 2019, the New Democracy government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis assumed power in Greece, after campaigning on a promise to ‘clean up’ the central Athens neighbourhood of Exarchia, and ‘take it back’ from the anarchists.
Since then, the Greek state has launched a renewed attack against the anarchist and self-organized migrant movements, targeting squats and promising future raids. Against this threat, Greek anarchists have responded with characteristic resolve and determination.
Featuring interview with Pangiotis Varthalis of the squat Lelas Karagiannis 37
Translated by Boubouras (Act For Freedom Now)
Tags: Alexis Grigoropoulos, Athens, Counter-info, Exarchia, Greece, International Solidarity, Lelas Karagianni 37, Migrant Struggle, Racism, Raids, Repression, Riots, Sabotage, Squatting, Video
Posted in Autonomy
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
via Popular Front.
Tags: Add Oil (Hong Kong), Anti-Authoritarian, Anti-Authoritarianism, Black Bloc, China, Counter-info, Hong Kong, Police Brutality, Popular Front (UK), Repression, Revolution, Riots, Social Insurrection, Videos
Posted in Interviews
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Two members of Secours Rouge International testified in defense of Revolutionary Struggle at the trial of anarchist prisoners Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis in Athens.
The following is a statement by Secours Rouge:
“It was with great joy that we again met Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis, the imprisoned fighters of the Revolutionary Struggle organization this morning in Athens. Two Secretaries of Secours Rouge International have testified at the trial to defend “Revolutionary Struggle,” the legitimacy of its political-military strategic project, and the means that the organization has set itself to implement its objectives. Our delegates stressed that revolution is not merely a utopia since it is already a reality in Rojava. To the judge’s question “When will the violence end?”, our delegate returned the question “When will your class violence stop?””
Santiago, Chile: Contribution of La Rebelión de las Palabras to the meeting in combative memory of Sebastian Oversluij
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
Contribution from La Rebelión de las Palabras for the meeting taking place in Santiago, Chile on 23rd December in combative memory of nihilist-anarchist comrade Sebastian Oversluij, “Angry”. The meeting was also within the context of Black December and internationalist anarchist praxis. 5th year since Sebastian’s death during a bank expropriation.
From the Spanish State, we greet first of all the compas that raised the commemorative activity for Angry, to a new anniversary of his death in action when he was trying to expropriate one of the temples of Capital. The noise of the blast that killed him awoke new feelings of rabid sadness that roamed the globe, unleashing actions of revenge, activities in his memory, and that inspired more individuals and groups that from the offensive or not, returned to take a breath to continue on this difficult path. We did not know Angry, nor did we know the political and social context of the Chilean territory where he developed, lived and fought. However, the courage, the determination and the coherent commitment that he showed with his last action reverberate in us, and we also feel affinity with his words, his music with the rap band Palabras En Conflicto, which we know and like, and with his drawings and gestures, contributions that mark his offensive trajectory, feeling honored to be able to participate in this activity contributing the present writing.
We have been asked to write something about the context of anarchism in the territories dominated by the Spanish State. However, to be honest, we do not feel legitimacy for such a task, since we do not know in depth the concrete context of many places of the state, and others we know them in a partial, ephemeral way or in any case, from an approach that starts from our assessment, our subjectivity and our own processes, affinities, preferences, with what we have decided to make a general assessment that, we repeat, part of our own personal valuations, without having to be taken as an absolute reason or that we intend to speak for others companions who, perhaps, have another point of view and something to say about it. (more…)
Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
Abolition Media Worldwide is an online news source for revolutionary movements, with information about militant actions, analysis, and features about local struggles from around the world. Abolition Media is here to draw a clear line that separates anti-state struggle from annihilation. AMW stands in stark contrast to corporate and capitalist media, which push the disastrous agendas of nation states.
More than just a news source, AMW intends to be a tool for movements dedicated to anarchist, abolitionist, and revolutionary perspectives. Our mission is to connect these ideas with the public; to make often obscured positions clear.
This site aims to be a catalyst for our collective drive towards liberation and to propel the movement further. AMW presents the strategies of various movements to applaud our comrades’ uncompromising work, and also to create a forum by which to share essential information between distant groups. We focus on information that can be acted upon, since the political connections between international struggles are strengthened when they are cemented in local actions.
The movement today is a culmination of many struggles. We dedicate this publication to all the martyrs who have participated in revolutionary movements around the world and all those inside and outside the prison walls who continue to put their lives on the line. As we join this legacy, we strive to be a vessel for the highest standards of revolutionary accomplishments so that we may one day achieve success of communality over authoritarianism, of shared humanity over bigotry, and of vitality over extermination.
Please send us your analysis, actions, and news. We intend for this site to be integral in our struggle for global revolution.
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Santiago, Chile: Black December – Contribution of 325 to the meeting in combative memory of Sebastian Oversluij
Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
Contribution for the meeting taking place in Santiago, Chile on 23rd December in combative memory of nihilist-anarchist comrade Sebastian Oversluij. 5th year since Sebastian’s death during a bank expropriation.
We are writing from ‘325’, which is a nihilist-anarchist and anti-civilisation group of counter-information and action. Since 2003 we exist as an informal group originally out of UK and spread into Europe. We want to send our greetings to all the comrades at the gathering, for many years we follow the struggle there in Chile and try to spread solidarity to the fight. From Chile to Indonesia, to Europe, and beyond…
We think that the tendencies of attack are the most vital part of anarchy, as direct action is the constitutive part of the fight for freedom, liberation and eco-defense. We think that it’s important to combine and multiply our struggle with comrades around the globe, because everywhere that anarchists are fighting, we can become a more dangerous and subversive threat against power when we internationalise and break down the borders between us. This is the reason that the States and corporations across the world are becoming afraid of anarchy again in the 21st Century, because we are the only real opposition to power’s domination and they do not want us to grow and link up with each other to conspire.
On the 5th year since Sebastian Oversluij`s death in a bank robbery, we keep him present, with all the comrades that are still living with us in our hearts and deeds. Even though we never met Sebastian we are inspired by his actions and life’s vision as he himself expressed it. We are touched by his freedom and energy. The banks and the capitalists are our enemies, and those that attack and expropriate them are our comrades, accomplices and friends.
The future belongs to those who struggle for liberation. They hasten the collapse of this prison-world.
Let’s light up the nights and days,
Blazing hugs for a Black December
„Öko-extremistische Mafia” Arturo Vasquez leitet rechtliche Schritte ein und droht der Gegeninformations-Seite 325
Friday, November 23rd, 2018
Gerade als wir dachten, die öko-extremistische / nihilistisch-rechte „Mafia“ könnte nicht noch lächerlicher werden, schickten uns die Gefährt*innen von nostate.net die unten stehende E-Mail. Es ist eine über deren Provider verschickte Drohung das FBI zu verständigen von Arturo Vasquez (Abe Cabrera), dem Boss der nordamerikanischen „unbezwingbaren öko-extremistischen Theroretiker“, Herausgeber der öko-faschistischen Zeitschrift Atassa. Nachdem all seine „unbeugsamen“ „Gefährt*innen“ ihn hängen ließen, ist das einzige was ihm einfällt, zu drohen die Polizei zu rufen.
Diese Drohung des Ökofaschisten ist nichts anderes als ein Geschenk an uns und zeigt, worum es dem Papst Atassa wirklich geht. Ein elender fantasierender Verräter, der glaubt, er könnte ohne Konsequenzen verspotten und bedrohen, sich online und auf Blogs bewegen und dort den willkürlichen Terrorismus und Autoritarismus der Individualists Tending Toward the Wild (ITS) verbreiten und währenddessen Anarchie angreifen. Ein katholischer Floh, der mit dem anarchistischen Raum und der Kontroverse über die Verbreitung von Morddrohungen gegen Gefährt*innen verbunden ist, vermischt anarchistische mit irrationalistischen und religiösen Ideen.
Vasquez, Informant und wertloser Feigling, glaubt er nicht, das FBI und dutzende andere Sicherheitsbehörden beobachten schon längst unsere Seite? Weiß diese „Mafia“ denn nicht, wenn unsere kleine Organisation herausfinden kann, wo genau er lebt, mit wem er in Verbindung steht und wo er arbeitet und seine Zeit verbringt, wird das FBI genau wissen, wer und was er ist? Vasquez war immer ein nützlicher Idiot für die Staatsorgane, genauso wie der ganze „Öko-Extremisten“ Trend.
Gegeninformation ist kontinuierliche und fortlaufende Praxis, ausgerichtet auf unsere anarchistischen, nihilistischen und antiautoritären Ziele. Es ist uns wirklich egal, ob unsere Seite vom Netz genommen wird, sie wird in irgendeiner Form weiter verfügbar sein. Alles wird weitergehen.
Solidarität mit den Gefährt*innen, die gegen den autoritären und misanthropischen Müll kämpfen.
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
ich heiße Arturo Vasquez und wohne in den USA. Ich wurde aufgrund einer Verwechslung zur Zielscheibe einer Belästigungskampagne von einer von Ihnen gehosteten Webseite, nämlich: https://325.nostate.net/.
Wie Sie sehen können, wurde auf dieser Webseite ein Bild von mir, eines von meiner Frau und meine Adresse sowie Morddrohungen gegen mich veröffentlicht. Aufgrund der Natur der Bedrohungen glaube ich nicht, dass dieser Inhalt hinsichtlich Ihrer aktuellen Richtlinien für das Hosten einer Webseite akzeptabel ist. Andernfalls sehen wir uns gezwungen, rechtliche Schritte zu prüfen und das FBI einzuschalten. Die Veröffentlichung meiner Adresse und unserer Bilder auf Ihrer Seite ist nicht akzeptabel. Meine Kontaktinformationen sind unten angegeben. Ich freue mich von Ihnen zu hören.
Mit freundlichen Grüße
Telefon: (510) 529-9690
Monday, November 19th, 2018
325 is an anti-authoritarian and rebellious web space based in the United Kingdom which is related to us through affinity. In addition to giving coverage (mainly in English) to the actions and expressions of the social war and to the voices of those who remain in the bars around the world for acting against domination and its values, they have also been an important part of the diffusion of writings and communiques against the self-styled eco-extremist tendency, helping to unmask them and promote anarchist criticism of their methods and proposals. Recently, 325 published information (here and here in Spanish) where they gave a name and face to the deceitful fraud who is the alleged ideologist and ringleader, that who under the pseudonym Abe Cabrera has dedicated himself to spreading this trend in the US, a lawyer named Arturo Vasquez, for which 325 have received threats of legal measures against their page in the case of not withdrawing that information.
We, as affinities of the compas of 325 and as refractaries to this trend, have also taken positions at different times against the eco-extremist cynicism, translating texts from comrades from other geographies or disseminating those in our language (ver aquí, aquí, aquí, aquí, aquí, aquí o aquí) and giving support to those who were the object of their bravado and threats, that also being us at the time (although the only fear that caused us that was from dying of respiratory failure from laughing too much).
Although we had decided to stop talking about eco-extremism to avoid entering their game and so not granting them the publicity and attention which they so desperately seek to find in anarchist spaces, we have felt trapped by the same threats they have raised against our comrades of 325 because that could have been ourselves, and for that reason we want to support them and share the information for whose publication they are being threatened. If they touch one of us, they touch us all.
Fuck Eco-Extremism and its fallacies.
Fuck the police snitches.
Strength to 325 and to all of us who have positioned ourselves against eco-extremism and other attempts at parapolicial/authoritarian infiltration within anarchic spaces and movements.
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