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Posts Tagged ‘France’

France – Update on Claudio Lavazza

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.

Claudio Lavazza
ecrou 445097 D5-2G-₵44
MAH de Fleury-Mérogis
7 Avenue des Peupliers
91700 Fleury-Mérogis
France

Against all prisons!

Cassa AntiRep delle Alpi occidentali

[Western Alps Anti-repression Fund]

Translated by act for freedom now!
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Imprisoned anarchist comrade Claudio Lavazza transferred (Spain, France)

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!

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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.

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New Caledonia: Sabotaging the Mining Industry (Oceania)

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.

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Athens: Armed attacks against Mexican and French Embassies – Communique from the ‘Organisation of Revolutionary Self-Defense’ – ‘Towards a New International Revolutionary Movement’ (Greece)

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

From Athens IMC, Actforfreedomnow:

On Sunday 31st of August, a little before dawn, we carried out an armed intervention against the Mexican state, by shooting at the building of its embassy in Athens. On Wednesday 9th of October, at quarter to five a.m. we carried out another armed intervention against the French state, by throwing a hand grenade next to the guard of its embassy in Athens, opposite the Greek parliament. These two aggressive actions of our organization, together with our first armed intervention on the 25th of May 2014 against PASOK, defy in deed the armed domination of the Greek state and at the same time they express the vision of social revolution and of the dissolution of authoritative institutions here and now.

In order to construct a revolutionary movement on sturdy foundations, we must study the defeats of the past. We must focus on the contradictions of past movements and analyze the dynamics of class antagonism today, as a result of a historical evolution. The totalitarian capitalist aggression, which began two and a half decades ago and spreads around the globe, is connected to the fundamental crisis of the socialist movement.

The main contradiction which brought about the demise of the revolutionary wave of the 20th century is statism. Parliamentary democracy, dictatorship of political parties and, at the same time, the repression of workers’ self organization implanted bourgeois authority in the loins of social revolutions, ever since the French revolution. The revolution in Russia was led by a political and technocratic elite. (more…)

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Le num. 1 de Kairos – Journal anarchiste, vient de paraitre (France)

Monday, November 13th, 2017

“En grec ancien, kairos désigne l’idée du moment opportun à saisir, ce
l’occasion favorable, de l’instant propice qui permet le réussite d’une
action au milieu des aléas du monde et des incertitudes des
circonstances extérieures. pour cela, il est nécessaire de passer à la
pratique, d’apprendre à saisir ce kairos, d’une part en cherchant à le
reconnaitre sans se cacher derrière l’alibi facile des circonstances,
d’autre part en se préparant à agir afin de ne pas laisser s’échapper
cette occasion.
En somme, ce journal est un outil pour sortir de la pure abstraction des
idées et inscrire notre discours dans une perspective pratique, dans une
volonté de propager l’action offensive anarchiste et de tendre vers
l’insurrection et le bouleversement de ce monde…”

à télécharger ici :
https://kairosjournal.noblogs.org/post/2017/11/11/kairos-n1-novembre-2017/

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Limoges: Arson Attack Targeting Energy Company Enedis Destroys 20 Vehicles (France)

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Note from Insurrection News, 25.10.17: During the night of October 23rd to 24th, a fire destroyed twenty vehicles belonging to the company Enedis (formerly known as ERDF), the electric power grid operator for most of France. Graffiti was left at the scene reading ‘LINKY GET OUT OF HERE!”. The next day Le Populaire du Center, a mainstream newspaper in the region announced that they had received a short communique from an anonymous group of women, using the acronym DECCLIN, claiming responsibility for the attack.

According to the communique, the women who carried out the arson attack did so to protest the lack of action by the authorities against Linky so-called ‘smart’ meters. Linky meters are basically a type of mini-computer similar to meters used in other parts of the world that are installed in homes to allow power companies to monitor electricity useage. (more…)

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State repression against IMC Grenoble and IMC Nantes (France)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Following the publication of a communiqué claiming responsibility for a fire in a garage at a Grenoble police depot (gendarmerie) during the night of September 20th/21st, Indymedia Grenoble and Indymedia Nantes have been threatened by the French police. The administrators of these sites have received emails from the Central Office for the Fight Against Crime Linked to Information Technology and Communication (OCLCTIC) demanding that the concerned articles be removed from the sites under (in) 24 hours, otherwise rendering the sites liable to blocking and dereferencing.

The communiqué’s authors explained that the garage fire had been carried out as “part of a wave of attacks in solidarity with people currently under trial” such as the Quai de Valmy police car arson.

In this Grenoble arson attack, several dozen vehicles have been burned (torched). Here is the communiqué itself: (more…)

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(Francia) Solidaridad Incendiaria / Reivindicación de Ataque Incendiario contra la Gendarmería de Grenoble

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Processo Auto Bruciata – Attaccata Gendarmeria di Grenoble [it]

[Traducido por Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras desde Insurrection News]

21.09.17: Este jueves a las tres de la mañana, el segundo día del juicio por el coche quemado.

Entramos en el cuartel de gendarmería de Vigny-Musset. Se quemaron 6 camionetas de intervención y dos camiones de logística. Más de 1500 metros cuadrados del garaje y el almacén fueron destruidos.

Esta acción es parte de una ola de ataques en solidaridad con personas que están en juicio en este momento.

Fuerza para Kara y Krem.

Unos pensamientos para Damien, recientemente golpeado por los policías.

Cualquiera que sea el resultado del juicio, la policía y la justicia seguirán siendo atacados.

Nuestra hostilidad es un fuego que se extiende.

Los Nocturnos

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France: Incendiary Solidarity (Responsibility Claim for the Arson Attack Against the Grenoble Gendarmerie)

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Arson of telecommunications repeaters in Orbeil, Puy-de-Dôme (France)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Orbeil (Puy-de-Dôme), France – Summer barbecues of repeaters (22/08/2017)

As you reach to the top of the hill there’s the Great Bear right above your head. And then, below, you see the lights of Issoire, which make war on the stars in the sky. And above all, above everything, there’s a repeater next to you, which reminds you that you didn’t come to recite poetry. Light up the fire…

In the early hours of 22nd August we set fire up there on the hill. In Moidias, two repeaters that serve the telephone line from Issore to Brioude and the broadcasting of many radio frequencies went up in flames. As we couldn’t turn off the city lights, at least we switched off the smartphones .
Because this world is too narrow, it aims at the normalization, control, sterilization and digitalization of any individuality. Because we wanted to give ourselves a breath of air, feel alive rather than suffocate. True, this desire for destruction could have been satisfied with an attack on Red Cross premises, a breeding farm or a migrant detention centre. We attack so as not to be yet another architect of power’s structures. We attack for immediate pleasure and not for a hypothetical radiant future.

As pointed out in other claims, technology – which keeps us immobile and colonizes our imagination – is one of the pillars of civilization. If we agree with this, we cannot be satisfied with a mere exchange of ideas. So we looked for sensitive points on which to act. By burning repeaters, we not only aim at inflicting the greatest damage on the promoters of technological prosthesis. It’s a way of communicating, interacting, sabotaging civilization. (more…)

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Solidarity statement from Rosa de Foc Squat in Athens, Greece, to anti-airport struggle ZAD in France

Friday, July 21st, 2017

As an international housing squat we think solidarity is our weapon, and as we all know weapons have categories, from handguns to nuclear bombs. Revolutionary solidarity doesn’t have boundaries and can only benefit the struggle. We are already starting to try our theories in practice about this.

International solidarity means bringing and taking ideas from one place to another, placing priorities and supporting the place that needs our help the most. Help is not only texts, supplies and solidarity demonstrations in our territory, but also our physical presence there. Working with the people, learning their language and their culture. Basic ingredients if we want to be effective and helpful, because every battle ground is different. (more…)

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Inauguration des Fleurs Arctiques – Samedi 22 avril 2017 à 18h (France)

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Inauguration des Fleurs Arctiques
Une bibliothèque pour la révolution, Paris XIXe
Samedi 22 avril 2017 à 18h aux Fleurs Arctiques
45 Rue du Pré Saint-Gervais, 75019 Paris
Métro Place des Fêtes (lignes 7bis et 11 du métro).

lesfleursarctiques.noblogs.org

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DIY Festival and demo in solidarity with the fight against CIGEO, Bure (France)

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

From the 29th April to the 2nd of May we invite you to Bure, where we organise a diy music/workshop festival in solidarity with one of the processes going on in the fight against CIGEO and its world, a local farmer, and our friend Jean-pierre is suspected of helping the realisation of the occupation of Bois le Juc, his tractor and trailer are still held confiscated since more than half a year now. The festival ends with a manifestation in front of the court in Bar-le-Duc on the 2nd of May. During the festival several concerts will take place with agricultural workshops, discussion and presentation of the struggle against CIGEO.

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Letter bomb explodes inside IMF offices in Paris, another 8 devices suspected in the post (France, Greece)

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

A day after the German Ministry of Finance received a fully functioning Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / FAI parcel bomb addressed to Wolfgang Schäuble, Finance Minister, the Parisian offices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) also received a similar explosive device which was not detected by security. It exploded upon opening, injuring a female employee with burns to the face and arms. Her injuries are not life threatening.

The incident caused a wave of reaction as the embattled French State activated public security protocols, sealing off the area with armed anti-terrorist teams and instigating a large, now cross-border investigation with Greek involvement. The current French President made a statement about the attack which was picked up by the mass media, spreading further the idea-virus of insurrectional violence directed at those who are responsible for the ruination of the planet and the economic exploitation of billions of people which results in countless deaths, suicides and miserable existences. The French State is already in a declared state of emergency with army units patrolling the streets during the ongoing presidential election and coping with riots against police brutality and corruption.

Evidence of Greek stamps on the remnants of the device and the fact that a Greek return address was attached have become part of the official investigation, as the letter-bomb was confirmed by the Greek Minister for Public Order, Nikos Toskas, to have been sent from Greece. The bomb was designated for the IMF’s European representative, Jeffrey Franks, who has worked for the IMF for 24 years and has been director of the IMF’s Europe office since March 2015. The attack has not yet been claimed by those responsible, but Greek intelligence officials believe it to be the work of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

Embassies, financial institutions, branches of the Greek Post Office and all European ministries have been put on alert. Greek police are posting orders for sweeping controls on packages, for those leaving Greece and also interior, as it has not been established that a Greek target will not be next. According to the Greek police, the packages were sent with low amounts of explosive which defeated the X-Ray machines in the airport of Athens. The parcels have a reduced weight, volume and size, with realistic return sender-name and addresses to add to the deception. According to their research of postal records and security footage, Greek intelligence officials believe that up to another 8 similarly functional bombs may have been sent from post offices in Athens and are inbound to targets all over Europe…

Long live CCF / FAI-FRI
Long live Anarchy

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Paris-based prisoner support fund (France)

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

From: Bordered by Silence
Source: Cette Semaine

These past months, in different cities, including during unpermitted demos or riots, many of us have been thrilled by the number of offensive actions in the street. From clashes with the guard dogs of the state and property to the broken windows of shops and even the pillaging of their contents; from attacks on journalist-cops to overcoming the pacifiers of the day: all of this has shaken the arrogance of the powerful. In all forms of struggle — which aren’t limited to “social movements” — self-organization and direct action are indispensable if we are to break with the pacification world of commodities and with state terrorism. Because to claim that it’s unimaginable for individuals to directly oppose the existing order is just a veiled way of saying that social revolt is simply impossible.

Repression is not just the moment when the flashball or baton comes to strike recalcitrant bodies, it’s each moment of daily life under the domination of the State and Capital, through their thousands of omnipresent psychological and physical manifestations that coerce the poor into accepting a shitty life. It’s the prisons that lock up ever more people for ever longer sentences, in order to punish, isolate, break, and store them, out of sight of the peaceful consciences of good citizens. It’s also the outside prison, built from measures like electronic bracelets, house arrest, exclusion areas, bail conditions, and so on. (more…)

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