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Anarchist prisoners conduct hunger strike in solidarity with Marco Camenisch, who is still held in the Swiss dungeons (Germany & Italy)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

From Contrainfo:

RadioAzione reports that, as of December 15th, imprisoned comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva is on hunger strike in solidarity with anarchist Marco Camenisch, who is facing yet another proceeding starting from scratch regarding his just request for conditional release.

Gabriel will be on strike in the prison of Aachen, Germany, until the 21st of December. Then it will be the turn of comrade Elisa Di Bernardo, who is held in the prison of Rebibbia, Italy. She will conduct hunger strike in the week from the 22nd to the 29th of December. A confirmation of a third round is awaited, which will likely include a strike by comrade Sergio Maria Stefani, incarcerated in the prison of Alessandria, Italy.

As Gabriel already suggested, the solidarity strike can be continued even in January 2013, if fellow prisoners are willing and able to participate in this protest for the immediate liberation of Marco.

Elisa (editor of Culmine, along with prisoner Stefano Gabriele Fosco) as well as Sergio are among the eight comrades who have been remanded in custody in the context of ‘Operation Boldness (Ardire)’. The particular anti-anarchist construct was initiated by the Italian State in June 2012, and implicates Marco and Gabriel, too, among others.

To all the comrades outside the prison walls, who want to feel closeness with Marco and other imprisoned anarchists: you do just that; let solidarity with imprisoned comrades shine.

Strength to prisoners in struggle!

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Dark Nights 29: Considerations on Action and Anarchy – Dec 2012 (ACN)

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Download and distribute – December 2012 version of the international anti-prison anarchist freesheet to copy on the fly.

PDF: Dark Nights 29: Considerations on Action and Anarchy

Frontpage article from Italy considers the laming of Ansaldo Nucleare CEO Roberto Adinolfi, the zine also includes letters from imprisoned anarchist comrades, news and a direct action/sabotage round-up. Gabriel Pombo da Silva penned a letter in solidarity with Marco Camenisch this month, Marco is a persecuted eco-anarchist standing firm against the inquisition of nun Manuela Comodi in Italy and the prison authorities of Switzerland. Lastly, but not least, the call for an International Direct Action Week in solidarity with the always unyielding Mario Antonio López ‘Tripa’ from the 15th to the 22nd of December by the Anticivilization Fraction of the Earth Liberation Front in Mexico.

Not forgetting the yearly call for international anti-prison demonstrations and actions on New Years Eve – the time when people are encouraged by the system to spend even more money in consumerist temples and forget their problems through illusions.

Merry Crisis & Happy New Fear – For a Black Xmas!

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New Years Eve: International Anti-Prison Demos & Actions

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

New-years-eve to the prisons!
Everywhere to the deportation and detention centers!

Noise demonstrations in front of prisons are an ongoing tradition at many places in this world to remember those who are detained by the state. A way to showing solidarity with the people who are imprisoned. In front of prisons and deportation centers, where people are imprisoned who face deportation, who have the wrong or no papers. We come together to break the loneliness and isolation.

This prisonsystem is not reformable because it´s wrong from its whole existence. Here and everywhere.

It doesn’t form “better people” or help to solve social conflicts. The ruling system of competition and inequity detains people and deport them.
On the one hand to get rid of everything “problematic”, on the other hand to frighten those who search desperate for freedom.

Whether humans are imprisoned because of stealing or destroying private property, dodged the fare or flee in fear of prosecution in their homecountry – everything bases on the same cacti: the existing world, defined by the ruling norms telling us what´s wrong and right, what has to be protected and what to be punished.

Laws and rules that where made by a few and under which everyone has to knuckle down. This logic of penalty and detention has to be destroyed.
For us the destruction of all prisons is only possible in a process which overthrows the ruling condition, to create a world without exploitation an oppression.

Wherever you are, meet on new year’s eve at the prisons, to be loud and and to give the idea of a free world without domination an expression in the streets.
We want to use our solidarity and mutual aid to tear down the walls stone by stone.
We want a world without walls and borders.
We will fight together:
until everyone is free!

anarchist and autonomous individuals and groups

The Poster in German:
http://linksunten.indymedia.org/de/system/files/data/2012/12/1424648602.pdf

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Letter from Gabriel Pombo da Silva (Germany)

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Actforfreedomnow/ Read English version here. 325 receives and transmits:

Aachen, Noviembre 2012

“Nosotros vivimos más allá del bien y del mal, porque todo lo que es grande pertenece a la belleza!
También el “delito”, también la “perversidad”, también el “dolor”!
Y nosotros deseamos ser grandes como nuestro “delito”!
Para no calumniarlo.
Deseamos ser grandes como nuestra “perversidad”!
Para volverla consciente.
Deseamos ser grandes como nuestro dolor!
Para serle DIGNOS. Porque venimos de lo alto.
De la casa de la belleza..

Renzo Novatore

Con toda seguridad sea esta belleza infinita, compañer@s, aquello que le “reprochan” los llamados “servicios sociales” de la cárcel de Lenzburg a nuestro hermano Marco Camenisch. Su dignidad y grandeza debe ser una terrible amenaza para quienes se han acostumbrado a ejercer un poder absoluto sobre una población inerme y sin ningún tipo de conciencia política, como son los presos en el pequeño país Helvético.
Reproche y “temor”, pues ya se sabe lo que sucede cuando los “símbolos” se vuelven “ejemplos” y los “ejemplos” camino…camino a seguir.

En la diminuta y poderosa Suiza (donde Marco es el único prisionero político) l@s sum@s inquisido@s del dominio ya no se contentan con el secuestro del cuerpo durante décadas de nuestro compañero sino que pretenden (inútilmente) la “renuncia” de su espíritu combativo. No les “basta” que se hayan cumplido sus podridos y enfermizos “requisitos legales”, lo quieren absolutamente TODO!!!
Esta es la conclusión a la que he llegado después de haber leído el “Recurso de Apelación” presentado por su abogado Bernard Rambert en lo relativo a su excarcelación (libertad condicional) que hubiese debido efectuarse el pasado 7 de Mayo, después de haber “cumplido” las 2/3 partes de la condena máxima contemplada en este país.

Facto es que Marco lleva 21 años ininterrumpidamente desde que fué detenido en Italia el 5 de Noviembre de 1991 (después de 10 años en “búsqueda y captura” tras haberse fugado de la prisión de Pöschwies en 1981) y haber sido entregado (tras cumplir la condena en Italia) en el año 2001 al país Helvético…
Pese a tener todos los “requisitos legales” (omitiré aquí hablar de losmeramente “humanitarios”) para su libertad condicional, precisa, según parece, del “visto bueno” de los llamados “servicios sociales”, y esto es lo que reclaman de nuestro compañero los llamados “servicios sociales” y cito textualmente:

Se niega a “confrontarse con su pasado”
Se niega a aceptar “apoyo psicológico”
Se muestra “incoperativo”
Continúa manteniendo “contacto político con compañer@s de ideas”
Se niega a “distanciarse de su visión del mundo”
Y qué (por todo lo mencionado anteriormente) se “pronostica” un “elevado riesgo” de reincidencia en lo relativo a “delitos” de “asesinato”, “lesiones”, “atentados explosivos” y/o destrucción de estructuras públicas…

He traducido literalmente del alemán aquello que los redactores de este “informe” han escrito, lo único que yo le he añadido son las comillas. En cuanto a “Weltanschauung” puede traducirse como “ideales” y/o “visión del mundo”.

Yo pienso, herma@s, que cuando leáis los párrafos anteriores (lo que reclamas estos seres indignos de nuestro compañero) sentiréis arder en vuestra sangre lo mismo que yo he sentido cuando lo he leído… yo soy un hombre sencillo que os habla de igual a igual mirándoos a los ojos; no soy un político y tampoco un abogado, por eso no os pido “votos” ni “firmas” ni “peticiones”…No pido a mis herman@s más de lo que yo mismo no estaría dispuesto a hacer por cualquiera de vosotr@s en la misma situación. Predicar con el ejemplo siempre ha sido y será mi única “divisa”. Por eso deseo que sepáis que escribiéndome con la compañera Elisa (Di Bernardo) le he propuesto hacer una Huelga de Hambre rotativa (de una semana cada un@ reclamando la liberación inmediata de nuestro compañero Marco para el mes de Diciembre. El primer “turno” de esta HH solidaria sera el 1 de Diciembre al 8, y así sucesivamente. Por razones que ya expliqué a nuestra compañer a yo me cojo el tercer turno (del 15 al 22 de diciembre). Los compa ñeros presos que deseen sumarse a esta iniciativa deberann buscar la forma de hacerlo público..
Nosotros no vamos a mendigar ni a convencer a nadie a sumarse a esta iniciativa.
Quien lo desee ya sabe cómo actuar.

Ya me imagino a los “servicios” de todo tipo y color buscando en este nuevo “escrito/comunicado” más argumentos y razones para sus tribunales inquisitoriales.
A vosotr@s os digo sin ningún pudor: anda y que os jodan pendej@s!!!

“Lo terrible de verdad
es que te venza el miedo
Lo terrible es que no entiendas
que el precio de la libertad
no es nada
al lado de la opresión
Lo terrible es no luchar por tu dignidad
Lo terrible es ser como un gusano
que se deja aplastar
Lo terrible es la indiferencia
Lo terrible es vivir sólo para uno
Lo terrible es no tener esperanza
Lo terrible es no soñar…”

Oscar Fuentes (Estudiante asesinado en una protesta el 9 de Abril de 1985 en Santiago de Chile)

El apartado de saludos y abrazos es enorme no en vano la represión continúa a lo largo y lo ancho del mundo como lo hacen también las luchas (lo que siempre es un estímulo): a los hermanos de las CCF/FAI/FRI en Grecia y el mundo; a Nicola y Alfredo, recientemente detenidos en Italia y a la compañera Anna en arresto domiciliario; a nuestro hermano Tortuga que el 19 de Noviembre (día de mi 45 cumpleaños) se decidirá si lo vuelven a encerrar o no (suerte hermano!) a los compañeros del caso security, a los compañeros fugitivos, que vuestra libertad dure siempre: en fin, a tod@s l@s que luchan y han luchado: ayer, hoy y siempre…

Por una Navidad Negra! Por un invierno combativo! Marco libero!
Vivan los compañeros! Viva la Anarquía!

Gabriel

Gabriel is an anarchist held hostage in Aachen prison, Germany, from where his letters, ideas and acts regularly escape, giving warmth and joy to numerous comrades. He is accused in Operation Ardire, the Italian anti-anarchist inquisition overseen by the nun Manuela Comodi.

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Solidarity with the struggling people in Greece from Hamburg (Germany)

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

For the last half a year the solidarity with the people and comrades in Greece who struggle against the System and the results of the capitalist crisis was increasing. Especially in the situation of having the winners of the crisis all around you, its sometimes not easy to find out where to start. In general a big part of society in Germany is not getting what the consequences of the crisis – the cuts – mean for the lives of people in Greece. As ‘Winners’ and playing a leading role in the crisis you don’t feel it financially as well as economically here. Besides benefits for imprisoned comrades and solidarity-activities like letter-writing to prisoners and manifestations there were more discussions about the crisis as well as the situation in Greece and our stand towards it. As one result comrades decided to show their revolutionary solidarity in attacking the reality around here, too. In different cities attacks for the prisoners as well as attacks against the banks and profiteers of crisis have been taking place.

Some attacks in solidarity with the struggles in Greece happened in Hamburg:

2012

27 & 28 February – 6 banks attacked in solidarity with the struggling and striking people in Greece

3 May – “Telecom” parking-lots visited and company cars torched. Telekom is a crisis winner and joint-owner of Greek telefone company OTE. Also Telekom is with their businesses an example for the increasing civil-military cooperation.

23 August – “Telekom” building smashed and painted.

25 August – An illegal street/neigbourhood-fest in solidarity with the struggles in Greece. Banners, discussions and information given out among the thousands of visitors. In the evening some fire and banks lost their windows.

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Gabriel Pombo Da Silva – “Don Pedro” an authentic stoic (Spain)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

From liberaciontotal, transl waronsociety:

Don Pedro was (and may still be) a “true Stoic,” a “Unique” and “Egoist” being who ended up in prison for killing or stabbing someone (I have never been able to find out the entirety of that chapter of his life)…

I met him in the “Special Department” (FIES module) of “El Acebuche,” in Almería. Physically, he was a person who perfectly matched that stereotype we all have of Don Quijote: relatively tall, thin, in his fifties, with a pointy grey goatee and short hair… (more…)

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Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva (Germany)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Translated from Italian by act for freedom now/B.pd and j.

Italian translation from Parolearmate via Liberación Total

Anarchy will become synonymous with youth again. Once again it will kick out at the state of affairs that suffocates and crushes us; to resist and ALWAYS RESIST. To defend everything that is ours: freedom, the right to live, the right to everything that is indispensable both physically and spiritually.

And if we fall in the struggle, at least we’ll have the satisfaction of falling with our arms in hand.

And young (that not counted in years but the forever new ardour for resistance and attack) we will march towards the climax of Daring…

Anarchy!

Mario Vando

Comrades,

That the mass media are an integral part of the power apparatus is clearer on this occasion than ever before. At least, I wondered: when a hundred policemen storm the houses (and other spaces of the movement) of dozens of comrades and their families (on 13th June), how is it possible that at the same time the text of an ‘arrest warrant’ is already available on crook Silvio Berlusconi’s website, ready to be downloaded in PDF format? Especially if we consider that many of the accused had no possibility of knowing why they were being raided… (more…)

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Seattle: Bank Smashed in Solidarity with Doug Wright & Gabriel Pomba Da Silva (USA)

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

From anarchistnews:

18 July 2012

A Wells Fargo in Seattle had some of its windows broken last night as a small gesture of solidarity with Gabriel Pomba da Silva who is currently imprisoned in Germany and is facing renewed repression under Operation Ardire and with Doug Wright, one of the Cleveland 5, who recently began a hunger strike in Trumbull County Jail in Ohio. Lets not forget our comrades behind bars.

Note: Doug Wright is now out of isolation and is off hungerstrike.

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Some thoughts on recent events in Munich (Germany)

Monday, July 9th, 2012

From Linksunten Indymedia:

– plus an incomplete chronicle of the last three years of actions.

As one might have read in the media, in the last weeks multiple attacks on various state institutions and symbols of the capitalist exploitation machine took place in Munich. Besides the actions which are now over inflated by police and media there have been yet other attacks which took place without public notice. As one can read read on linksunten.indymedia.org 3 cars of the Office for Housing and Migration were set on fire in February of this year. On another night numerous vending machines of the MVG (Munich Public Transport Authority) were sabotaged. These are just two examples of rage expressed against the ruling order which are consciously ignored and silenced by the media and cops. (more…)

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Christa Eckes – Honour Her Memory! (Germany)

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

From Sketchy Thoughts:

The first time Christa Eckes made the news was back in 1970, when as a teenager growing up in the West German city of Hamburg she was expelled from high school for starting a political action group. The “Basisgruppe LS-Schülerinnen” (LS Students Grassroots Group) was said to have distributed leaflets, organized resistance to the school board, the school administration and the parents’ advisory board, organized a questionnaire about sexual problems without informing the school administration and also to have disrupted a Christmas party.

Her mother hired Kurt Groenewold, a renowned left-wing lawyer, to oblige the school to readmit her daughter – an effort which proved successful. The decision to hire Groenewold was perhaps a fateful one; within a few years he would be known throughout West Germany as one of the attorneys for prisoners from the Red Army Faction, an anti-imperialist guerilla organization. By this time Eckes would be working as his legal assistant, and as such would be part of the defense team for Margrit Schiller, a prisoner from the RAF held in Hamburg. (more…)

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Operation ‘Ardire’ – Update on Marco and Gabriel (Switzerland, Germany, Italy)

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

From informa-azione via actforfree:

We learn from Soccorso Rosso Svizzero [RHI – SRI] that Marco Camenisch and Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, imprisoned in Switzerland and Germany respectively, haven’t so far received any notification of further restrictive measures, international rogatory, searches in the cells, etc, contrary to what had been ordered by the director of this repressive plot: public prosecutor Manuela Comodi from Perugia, an inquisitor looking for exotic ingredients in order to prepare the nth investigation on ‘crime of association’ against Italian anarchists.

Updates will follow.

Castellano:

Operación Osadia- Actualizaciones sobre Marco y Gabriel

Via Socorro Rojo de Suiza nos enteramos que Marco Camenish y Gabriel Pombo da Silva encarcelados en Suirza y Alemania respectivamente, no han recibido ninguna notificacion sobre medidas restrictivas, peticion internacional, registros de celdas,etc, al contrario de lo que ha sido ido ordenado por la directora de esta maquinacion represiva, la fiscal Manuela Comodi desde Perugia, una inquisidora en busca de ingredientes exoticos con el proposito de preparar una nueva investigacion de “asociacion ilicita” contra anarquistas en la región italiana.

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Massive international repressive operation ‘Ardire’ launched against anarchists; A statement from Tomo + Prisoner addresses (Italy)

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

UPDATED WITH PRISONER ADDRESSES – FIRE TO THE STATE

From contra-info:

At 4 o’clock in the morning of June 13th, 2012, the carabiniers of the Special Operations Group (Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale, ROS) raided about forty homes, implementing the so-called ‘operation boldness’ (operazione ardire), a crackdown against people from the anarchist movement ordered by Manuela Comodi, public prosecutor of Perugia. According to the regime’s media, a total of 10 arrest warrants were issued—eight within Italy, one sent to Germany and one sent to Switzerland—while 24 suspects have been put under judicial investigation. The Italian bourgeois Press did not hesitate to connect the arrested with ‘the anarcho-insurrectionist FAI/FRI’. (more…)

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Potsdam: Car burning home visit for Horst Reichenbach, Chief of the EU Task-Force & SPD MEP Dagmar Roth-Behrendt (Germany)

Saturday, May 19th, 2012


15 May 2012

In the district of Potsdam an attack took place which resulted in the BMW of the SPD MEP Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, (who was until early 2012, Vice President of the European Parliament), being set on fire. The car was parked in front of the property on which resides the Social Democrat since 2007. Her husband is Horst Reichenbach, the financial expert who is the director of “Task Force Greece” of the European Commission. Reichenbach’s crisis management team oversees the implementation of the austerity measures agreed by the Greek state and the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.

In addition to the BMW being set on fire, a can of red paint was thrown at the house. The autonomous group “The Friends of Loukanikos”* took responsibility.

*Loukanikos is one of several so-called “Riot Dogs”. This is a dog that is seen at protests and violent riots in Greece. He is a symbol of the struggle against austerity measures dictated by the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank.

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State Security Agency vehicle torched by Cell for Violent and Excessive Attack on Power / FAI (Mexico)

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

From Liberación Total (April 15, 2012) via This is our Job:

14 April 2012

Let us therefore trust the eternal Spirit which destroys and annihilates only because it is the unfathomable and eternal source of all life. The passion for destruction is a creative passion, too!

M. Bakunin

Last night, we took to the streets with the clear intention to rupture their social peace, to break the order constituted by most of society’s passiveness, conformism, and ambition for power. At around 11:30 p.m., we placed two delayed incendiary devices next to a State Security Agency (ASE) patrol car parked in front of the ASE headquarters on Avenida Texcoco in the Juan Escutia suburb on the border of Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl and the Federal District. At the site, we also left graffiti claiming responsibility by the FAI!

We attack the property of the State/Capital’s security forces with fire, just like we would lethally and explosively attack those henchmen of power. The conflict with authority also exists in the neighborhoods on the edge of the city. We don’t expect to turn the system on its head with a single action. This is a daily war for freedom and individual rights. May they burn wherever they are, whether in Polanco or Santa Fe, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl or Ecatepec! Let everyone destroy their own oppressions and burn down the city! Conflict is in the streets, and it is accompanied by incendiary discourse that incites breaking the chains on thought and action that are encouraged, espoused, and imposed by pacifism and nonviolence!

Solidarity with comrade Tortuga!

Solidarity with Gabriel Pombo da Silva!

Solidarity with Braulio Durán!

Solidarity with the compas who were recently retaliated against in Italy!

Solidarity with Eat and Billy of the Indonesian FAI!

Against the police: arsons every day!

Against the State/Capital: Social War on all fronts!

Long live anarchy!

Cell for Violent and Excessive Attack on Power (Informal Anarchist Federation); A; April 13, 2012

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'Commando Lambros Foundas' burn nine cars of "Deutsche Telekom" in Berlin (Germany)

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

From directactionde:

8 April 2012

“Last night, the night to Sunday, we left an Easter egg in front of the door of “Deutsche Telekom” at Storkower Straße, as a fiery sign of our solidarity with all comrades world wide that are fighting against State and dominion.

Just some days ago a senior shot himself in the head, directly on Syntagma-square in Athens. The reason for that is, that he couldn’t pay his debts any more and the only way he saw at all was to committed suicide. Since the beginning of the crises more than 1500 people committed suicide in Greece. Companies like Deutsche Telekom are responsible as well, that the people do not see any other solution than suicide.

Pressurized by cuts in wages, pensions and holidays, that have to be carried by all layers of population, a huge insecurity spreads all over the land. We hope that, with this action, we were able to bring the anger of the people to the heart of European capitalism. The world wide actionday “M31” is the beginning of an international solidarity.

“Deutsche Telekom AG” is one of many multinational companies, that try to take profit out of the crises to establish themselves on the European market. One example is the Greek telecommunication company “OTE”. The Greek state reacts because of the pressure of the EU and the IWF, that are pushing the privatization of the rest of the state-owned companies and to connect this with financial helps. A short while ago the Greek state owned 50% of the company and now had to sell 40% to “Deutsche Telekom”, that further on has the right to pre-sale the state-owned parts of “OTE” that are left.

The privatization points out the first consequences for the employees of “OTE”. Recently the “Deutsche Telekom” reported, that they will mark some changes for their new employees with the red pencil, beginning with the cuts on the Boni, as well as automatically stopping the contractual increase of the wage. Further on they will offer “voluntary” retirements. These cuts should help to lower the costs for wages down to 160 Mio euro. Job cuts are the necessarily results. Already in October wage cuts up to 11% were dealt with the unions.
But there is resistance inside the OTE-staff. 2011 some independent workers called out for a general strike on the 7th/8th of May.

Further on the “Deutsche Telekom AG” got a monopole position on the international market for telecommunication. Especially in relation to gapless surveillance the Telekom is a pioneer. In some federal states the daughter company T-Systems got delegated to build up the digital communication of police and fire fighter forces. Just some examples that encouraged us to visit this concern.

Viva la Anarchia!
Freedom for Stella Antoniou and all the other imprisoned comrades!

Commando Lambros Foundas

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