Posts Tagged ‘France’
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
We’re glad to finally present Issue 3 of Trespass Journal!
In this issue, which is online and freely distributed, you’ll find a translation from English to Dutch of a journal article about how a moral panic was generated to enforce the criminalisation of squatting in the Netherlands and a translation to French of a brief text about migration on Idomeni in Greece, near to Macedonia, which was previously published in Trespass 2 in Italian.
As interventions in five languages, we have an analysis of the lack of support to the ZAD in Brittany, plus short pieces about the opening of a new anarchist social centre in the Paris suburbs, community resistance to preserve a park in London, the demolition of a community gym in Athens, an (unsuccessful) eviction threat in Catania, and an eviction in Catalonia. And a report on the resquat of the watertower in Utrecht! There’s plenty more news and analysis on this website.
The language diversity contained in this issue mirrors the commitment we have been putting in towards overcoming the dominance of the English language and creating a journal that goes beyond borders. We’ve also been updating the blog in different languages. HOWEVER as you will no doubt have noticed, this introduction is only in English and we are sorry for that. We can only do so much, and this issue was already very overdue … to translate it into Catalan, Spanish, Dutch and French is too much work. (more…)
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
«You are waiting for the revolution? Let it be! My own began a long time ago! When you are ready (god, what an endless wait!) I won’t mind going with you for a while. But when you stop, I shall continue on my way toward the great and sublime conquest of the nothing!
Any society that you build will have its limits. And outside the limits of any society, unruly and heroic tramps will wander with their wild and virgin thought — those who cannot live without planning ever new and dreadful outbursts of rebellion! I shall be among them!»
Pretty words, but there must be more than just words.
I don’t want to run behind the masses. They say that this time it’s the big one, that the insurrection has arrived…mine arrived a long time ago and it’s an individual insurrection.
During the early hours of December 11th, I set fire to six cars belonging to the Paris City Council on Rue Corvisart (in the 13th arrondissement). It was not the City Council that was targeted, any more than it was Macron or any other power. All power must be destroyed.
So we do not forget the comrades who have left us. For Mikhail, Zak, Sebastian, Mauricio and all the others.
For those who are in prison. A thought in particular for Krème and the Scripta Manent defendants in Italy.
For a Black December!
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
It seems that this Autumn, the fashion is neon yellow. It seems to be doing pretty
well with blue-white-red. It seems that it is absolutely necessary to be there, to
participate, to contribute; because there are people in the street, without leaders
and breaking things. It seems that if we don’t go there then we must stay in front
of the internet.
We don’t care.
The barricades on the Champs-Élysées don’t hide the confusion. The breakage cannot replace anti-authoritarian ideas. We were on the streets in 2016, and we will be there again, but not to defend the old world and its cars.
And we think that many other possibilities exist, you just have to look for them.
In the early morning of November 27th, a car belonging to the technical service of
the Police Prefecture was torched in front of the police station on Camille
Desmoulins street (the same one that lost their windows four years ago). The Enedis car parked opposite that station was torched too. Enedis, along with its subsidiary Gepsa, is making money from prisons. For example, they manage the jail in Meaux where Kréme is imprisoned (we send you a big hug comrade!).
Solidarity also with imprisoned anarchists around the world; those of Operation
Scripta Manet in Italy, the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire in Greece and the comrades
recently arrested in Argentina.
Gasoline price increases? We will use fire starters.
Stuart, Kevin and Bob
[NB: Stuart, Kevin and Bob are the main characters in the kid’s movie series
Sunday, November 25th, 2018
On the night of November 11th to the 12th, in the vicinity of Villeparisis, we
torched an Orange / SNCF relay antenna.
While on this day, the armistice was ceremoniously celebrated, we wanted to make a contribution to the only war that is worth fighting: the war against domination.
Alongside those who fight against social peace.
Paris, France: Diplomatic Vehicle Torched in Memory of Mikhail Zhlobitsky and in Solidarity with Anarchist Comrades Facing Repression
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
On Sunday the 11th of November, today’s greatest slaughterers commemorated the first world war’s butchery (and they prepared for future carnage). We continue to carry the old slogan of the anarchists from that era: against their war, against their peace, for the social revolution.
On the night of Monday, November 12th to Tuesday, November 13th, in this militarized capital and under video surveillance, we torched a car of the diplomatic corps at the intersection of Rue Spontini and Foch Avenue, as well as the big bourgeois Porsche that was parked next to it (yes, it is possible to bring war to the rich and the powerful!).
For the comrade Mikhail Zhlobitsky: we want to remember him this way, not with words, but with flames. Solidarity with Russian anarchists who respond to repression with direct action. Solidarity also to the anarchists who face the judiciary in Greece (CCF), in Italy (Operations Scripta Manent and Panico) and everywhere else. A thought for Krème and S., imprisoned in Limoges.
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
Lyon, France: Molotov Cocktail Attack Against the Tête d’Or Municipal Police Station, November 11th, 2018
By an incendiary moon, the night of November 11th. While others honor pointless deaths, while others are lounging peacefully in their sleep and false certainties, while most confine themselves to helplessness and fear, we light wicks. Some Molotovs inadvertently landed on the Tete d’Or police station. As the municipality
is armed and hosts the rest of the military, they must know that when they darken our lives, their walls will lose some of their luster.
Thoughts and courage to the six comrades from Lyon in their fight against the law.*
*Refers to the 6 antifascists arrested on November 13th for an action against local fascists Bastion Social. All of them have come under judicial supervision after being held in police custody.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
We think that direct action is also a way to escape the impasses of the middle-class activist swamp and its unoffensive slogans and common practices that are uncritically accepted and all to often remain a dead end. Alone, associated for a night or for life- according to the needs of each- let’s leave the dogmas behind and choose the chaos of life. For the defenders of this world we are criminals. We are simply its enemies and we are proud of it.
On the night of Thursday, October 11th to the 12th, on rue d’Hautpoul in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, a utility van of prison construction company Vinci and a car of SNCF (who hunt the poor and undocumented) were torched.
Long live anarchy, long live freedom!
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Destroy the Prison Society
Spie is a company the builds prisons and more broadly is an essential wheel in the machinery that controls us, monitors us, imprisons us and deports us. So I destroyed one of their trucks this Tuesday, October 16th between 3 and 4AM on Captain André David street in Nantes. 2 plastic bottles filled with a mixture of 2/3 gasoline and a third of engine oil, with blocks of lighters cellotaped against the bottle and placed behind the tires. Then there is more to light and ciao, hasta la malekoum…
Freedom for everyone, with or without papers!
A madman against the state and its minions
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, October 4th, a car belonging to Bouygues was torched on rue Laurier in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. Bouygues is well known for their involvement in prison construction.
We are sending these smoke signals to Krem, the last one to face charges for the burnt cop car case, to be incarcerated and subjected to the prison administration. Do not forget about him!
May this small incendiary gesture give strength and courage to the anarchists tortured and imprisoned in Russia, as well as the Basel 18 who will go to trial at the end of October for a wild and vicious stroll one evening in June 2016.
Freedom for all!!
Isère, France: 12 Vehicles & Construction Machines of Prisons Collaborator Eiffage Torched in Saint-Martin-d’Hères
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
08.10.18: Tonight, we set fire to a dozen Eiffage vehicles and construction machines because this company plays a fundamental role in our prison society.
Eiffage is involved in the producing spaces of constraint and control. They put their claws on most devices within the large invisible cage we live in. Schools, workplaces, housing, courts, hospitals (psychiatric and other), retirement homes, barracks, stadiums and public spaces are all bars that keep us in capitivity.
But if Eiffage is the object or our hatred and vengeful action, it is also, and above all, because they provide the material structure necessary for the punishment industry: prisons, detention centers and juvenile correctional facilities.
The government’s new ‘prison plan’ will soon add 7000 more places to the hell of penitentiary survival.
Proud to appear as a specialist, Eiffage will still make some profitable business. Furiously opposed to all prisons, last night we let them know that we have declared war.
We welcome all the attacks against the mechanics of confinement.
We admire the insubordination that bursts from inside the jails: refusals to return from exercise, hunger strikes, cell destruction, attacks against guards and escapes.
We salute the revolts on the ‘outside’ such as the recent arson attacks against the vehicles of prison guards and the SPIP (French Prison Services).
Also located in this relative exterior- but for how much longer? -We try to remain on the offensive against all who plan, produce and administer prisons.
To all the mutineers,
Rage and courage to destroy our cages!
Monday, October 8th, 2018
After the magnificent period of resistance around the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017, after the G7 summit of June 2018 in Quebec – placed under an unparalleled repressive level, with its “free expression zone” – and the G20 summit at Buenos Aires in November / December 2018 promises to be a great moment, given the current popularity of Macri, the history of local struggles, and the animosity of the region towards Trump …
Now the 2017 G7 summit is announced to take place at the end of summer 2019 in Biarritz. We have no illusions about the repressive level that we are entitled to expect from Gérard Collomb. It is clear that this summit will once again be a law enforcement laboratory, as will judicial measures against demonstrators and those who are organizing themselves. (more…)
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
From the prison of Fleury-Mérogis (Paris) Claudio Lavazza tells us he’s doing well even if the detention regime (he’s being held in a high security unit for prisoners awaiting trial) is much harsher than the prison conditions in Teixeiro (Galicia, Spain). Claudio would like to receive letters and so he asked for his details to be spread.
ecrou 445097 D5-2G-₵44
MAH de Fleury-Mérogis
7 Avenue des Peupliers
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
The anarchist prisoner Claudio Lavazza (in prison in Spain since 1996) has been transferred several days ago to a maximum security prison in the Paris region. The transfer, which Claudio expected, is due to the conclusion of the definitive trial for actions for which he has been accused in France since the 1980s; Once the trial is over, he will return to Spain to finish serving his remaining sentence in that country.
When there are more updates, we will give you more news.
Against all prisons!
Yvelines, France: Arson Attack Against a Telecommunications Relay Tower Cuts Off TV, Internet and Mobile Signals for Several Days
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
11.07.18: Shhhh! Don’t tell anybody that at dawn on Thursday, July 5th, a few hours before the World Cup quarter-finals, we put a TV broadcasting tower out of action between Saint-Rémy and Chevreuse, in Yvelines, the main department of all digital communications.
Don’t tell anybody that the ‘technical problem’ was in fact an arson attack that destroyed its transmission cables, completely cutting off until today not just the television, but also the internet and three mobile phone operators (Free, Sfr and Bouygues) signals for the whole area.
Let’s continue to sabotage the spectacle.
Let’s attack all the technological cages.
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018, the managers of Société Le Nickel (SLN), a subsidiary of the French company Eramet in New Caledonia, publicly complained about repeated sabotage targeting nickel mining and transportation infrastructure.
The sabotages have all been targeting an 11km conveyor that is used to transport the nickel ore from the deposit to the Kouaoua site (north-east of Grande-Terre) at the seaside, where around 200 people are directly employed. On June 23rd, during the last arson attack against this ‘treadmill’ that is nicknamed The Serpent, a stolen vehicle was placed under the infrastructure and then set on fire.
The financial cost related to these multiple sabotages amounts to 150 million CFP francs (1.25 million euros) for the company.
For the time being, SLN “does not plan to close its Kouaoua center”, from which about 600,000 of the three million tonnes of ore that the company refines at its Noumea plant are extracted each year.
Until now, only one person has been arrested for these serial sabotages, a 31 year old man who was sentenced on June the 19th to 18 months in prison without parole. At the court case he had questioned “pollution” and the “promises” of public facilities that were not kept by SLN.
In New Caledonia, attacks against mining companies do not end in truces. Recently SLN suffered major damage not only to its Kouaoua site, but also at Thio during the transition to the year 2018. Other mining companies, such as Groupe Ballande, lost 5 vehicles and a workshop to the flames in Canala in early January 2018.