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Posts Tagged ‘Fuck the Church’

BAD PASSIONS – THE RIGHTS OF THE EGO : From an anti-Christian point of view

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

‘Stop it! Those who speak like this are enemies of the people!’
A MAN (in the crowd)
From An Enemy of the People, H. Ibsen

Preface

It is advisable to make a detailed analysis of the anti-judicial thought in Max Stirner’s work The Ego and His Own, as it is full of contents on this question. I dare say it is a fundamental work for a theoretical study and an individualistic practice in the field of the law.

Stirner deals with the problem of the law in the first introductive pages, and he points out what the Ego (mark well, not the man), degraded to simple subject-citizen, is demanded not to do: ‘to be egoist’. (more…)

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Against eviction and gentrification in St Pauls: for the defence of liberated spaces (UK)

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Call for solidarity with autonomous social centre under threat of eviction + demo.

We are people who live in or use the Factory Social Centre, the building on the corner of Cave Street and Portland Square [Bristol]. A company called the PG Group wants to develop the building we are occupying. They plan to turn it into luxury flats, offices, a cafe, an art gallery and a small health centre. Aside from the possible health centre, we don’t see their development plans as good for this area. Also, when all other information suggests that the NHS is cutting back on public outpatient nursing, we have doubts about what kind of heath centre it would be and if it will really happen.

We don’t want to be moved on and we don’t want this building to be developed. We are asking for your support.

We have worked hard since we squatted here a year and a half ago to turn this building into a home and into a space for free activities, creativity and political discussion. All of these things are under threat from this development. They are also threatened by similar developments in many other places.

We don’t believe that St Pauls needs more luxury flats and offices. On Portland Square alone there are three buildings full of empty offices. We don’t want to be removed in order to create more “beautiful” sterile vacant spaces. We see the PG Group’s proposal as part of a process that is changing our city – and St Pauls in particular – by making more places that are only comfortable for people with more money. This process – often called gentrification – pushes up prices and displaces existing residents, destroying the relationships that people have built with their neighbours and their neighbourhood. It leads to even more security cameras and police to stop people gathering in public space. We want this to stop.

The PG Group say that their aim is to “improve the environment of their community and, if possible, to make donations to charity.” However, nearly all of their developments are luxury accommodation – which is useful to only a small section of the “community”. For example, they developed the flats and serviced apartments on Portland Square. They were also part of the failed onedovelane development, which proposed building the second-highest skyscraper in the UK in St Pauls.

In addition to this, the main aim of the Grant Bradley Trust, the organisation PG give money to, is “the advancement of the Roman Catholic and Christian faith in any part of the world.” It is a religious, rather than a charitable, organisation. Despite what they say, the PG Group are a development company like any other – who just use some of their profits to promote their own beliefs. I read on https://surgicaleducation.com/levitra-tablets/ about ED treatment with Levitra (Vardenafil), decided to try.

The PG Group are trying to get us to leave voluntarily by holding out the promise of another building that we could use. So far all they have offered is a shipping container for storage and the use of some meeting rooms. We reject this offer.

We want to make it clear: even if they offered us a suitable building, we do not want to leave. We believe that, in this situation, accepting another building in order to vacate this one for development would be the same as supporting what the PG Group want to do. We do not want to help them promote themselves as ethical and caring as they continue to damage neighbourhoods. We do not agree with their development and we do not intend to cooperate with it.

We are squatting this building. We do not legally own it. However, we believe that buildings should belong to the people who use them and open them up for others to use together, not to those who only want to make money off them. Laws exist to protect the interests of the rich and keep the rest of us shut out. That is why, if we have to, we will defy them. We know that this means that we are likely to face violent eviction but we believe that resistance is essential. We have to take a stand.

We are staying where we are and we call for those who support us to join us in struggle – for this building, for free spaces and against eviction and gentrification.



10 October 2011

In the early hours of the Monday and in response to the solidarity call from The Factory, a warning for the The PG Group was left at their offices in Redfield. Their lock was glued and graffiti left on the front door against a forthcoming eviction. Windows would have been smashed if it weren’t for a disturbance.

They probably don’t care about the vandalism, but we do know they care about the Chairman’s precious catholic church nearby (funded by their ‘trust’). The PG Group should expect a return visit to their offices soon to have their dated church windows destroyed. After that, the expensive stained glass windows of St Patrick’s. Consider last night as a warning of more to come until the threat of eviction is terminated.

We will not wait to defend an eviction… we will go on the attack!

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Arson of Church in Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid & Imprisoned Comrades of the Social War (Peru)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

From vivalaanarquia, translated by war on society:

11 June 2011

This past 11th of June a fire was started on the side of a church which was under construction; we climbed the wall with mats in order to reach the entire wooden frame, instead of climbing the wall and going inside, we proceeded to leave plastic bottles filled with gasoline on which a sticker was placed, (alluding to the comrade fallen in combat, Mauricio Morales); and an additional amount [of gasoline] was splashed across the fence. Moments before climbing the walls again, we set fire and showered leaflets in solidarity to the eco-anarchist comrades Marie Mason and Eric McDavid; it was the same place where days before we painted slogans, while we were making an inspection of the area.

By way of this action we express solidarity with those who, like many other prisoners of the social war in the world, do not give up in this struggle; through this form we also show that our solidarity continues and will continue to be a weapon against the whole system of domination, and that those on the inside are not alone.

We do not surrender, we continue onward, we know that with intentions we do not change anything, but only with actions. Seek to live anarchy!

For fear to not destroy solidarity… for solidarity to destroy confinement!

Against the prisons of capital!

Freedom to the accused of the “Bombs Case”!

MARIE MASON AND ERIC MCDAVID TO THE STREET!


Circle of Iconoclastic Action / Informal Anarchist Federation


text of the leaflet:

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY WITH IMPRISONED ECO-ANARCHIST COMRADES

Eric McDavid was arrested in January 2006 after being betrayed by “Anna,” a paid government informant, and was charged with a single count of conspiracy. Eric (who never carried out any action; we can say he was committed for a “thought crime”), refusing to cooperate with the State, was brought to trial, where he was sentenced to almost 20 years in prison.

Marie Mason was arrested in March 2008 after her partner turned FBI informant. Faced with life-long imprisonment if she went to trial, Marie accepted a plea deal in September 2008, admitting her involvement in an arson of an office involved in genetic engineering. In February of the following year she was sentenced to almost 22 years.

We express solidarity this June 11th with the eco-anarchist comrades who like many of the other prisoners of the social war in the world do not give up in this struggle.

For fear to not destroy solidarity… for solidarity to destroy confinement!

Against the prisons of capital!

MARIE MASON AND ERIC MCDAVID TO THE STREET!

TO FLEE FROM ALL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL PRISONS!!!

family / school / work / psychiatry / church

DESTROY WHAT DESTROYS YOU

FIRE TO THE PRISONS AND THE CAGES

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Posted in Direct Action

Attack against Lisbon cathedral (Portugal)

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

12 October 2010

Lisbon cathedral woke up on the 12th of October with paintbombs and spraypainted.

“The S.E.F and the church go hand in hand. Let both go up in flames!”
(S.E.F. is the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras)

“Solidarity with comrades in Belgium. Fire to the detention centres!”

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Posted in Direct Action, No Borders

Comacchio, Ferrara: TSO [compulsory psychiatric treatment] and Teargas (Italy)

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

This communiqué, written by anarchists from Ferrara (northern Italy), exposes an appalling episode that occurred in Comacchio, a town in the province of Ferrara. Apparently just a provincial story, but one that reminds us of the unacceptable conditions imposed by this murderous system, a story that concerns all of us.

Psychiatry makes recourse to more and more terrible means to take away the freedom of those whom it considers deviant according to its biased vision of ‘normality’.

On May 28 2010, in a lively town in the province of Ferrara, where a reactionary rightwing mayor has just been elected, a 34-year-old man was subjected to the hideous activity of psychiatric doctors and of their best mates in uniform (police and carabinieri-paramilitary police).

It all started when police were alerted that a man had entered a church and started swearing during the mass. Eventually the man went outside a bar, where he exhibited some martial arts postures. This is what the local press reported, as it depicted the man as ‘a public danger, someone to be scared of’. (more…)

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Posted in Cognitive Liberty

Police lack sense of humour (Italy)

Monday, May 31st, 2010

From Lecce, Italy. The Church and the State, a long story of collaboration.

An anti-religion demonstration took place in the centre of Lecce [southern Italy] on April 30, with an exhibition, leaflets, megaphone and discussions on sexuality, abortion, personal freedoms, obscurantism. All these questions are obsessively brandished by the Church, as it tries to intrude its tentacles in the intimacy of everyone.

Nothing strange so far, except that the terrible demonstrators, just for fun, were offering desecrated wafers, wine of the Madonna and sweets of free love to passer-bys. Funny games were also being played to cheer the sunny afternoon of the very bigoted and bourgeois city of Lecce. But, as everybody knows, the pigs in uniform don’t like having fun except when they massacre those who end up in their barracks and police stations. (more…)

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Posted in Cognitive Liberty, Social Control