Posts Tagged ‘Germany’
Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Berlin-Kreuzberg salutes the people revolting in Turkey
Everyday since the beginning of the revolt about two weeks ago, people went on the streets in Berlin to show their solidarity with the ongoing fights in Turkey. Another short and wild demonstration took place in the center of Kreuzberg yesterday evening, the 7th of June, where around 50 people marched towards Kottbusser Tor, shouting slogans and lighting fireworks.
Material from a construction site got pulled on the street, so after a short while the traffic was blocked in every direction. The cops, that were making a drugraid at this moment, got attacked with stones, paintbombs and fire. After that the mob dispersed. (more…)
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Two info+solidarity events with Contra Info in Berlin.
Wednesday, May 8th, at 19pm in New Yorck 59 in Bethanien
Saturday, May 11th, at 20pm in K19 Café
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
The DB burns as a solidarity token for imprisoned anarchists in Greece!
In the early hours of February 27th, in search of a suitable target for a solidarity action with Nikos Romanos, Dimitris Politis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Yannis Michailidis, we spotted a vehicle belonging to the Deutsche Bahn in the neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg, in Berlin, which we wrapped up in the flames of international solidarity.
At the Deutsche Bahn AG (German railway corporation), ten managers of its subsidiary DB International have bribed public officials for engineering services contracts in several African States and in Greece, as the Frankfurt judiciary confirmed (according to a report of the ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ in April 2010).
Since 2008, in a number of legal battles, it has been documented that the German companies Siemens, MAN Ferrostaal and Deutsche Bahn have bought off politicians in Greece on a large scale, and thus ‘financed’ political decisions in their favour. So, the Siemens Group alone ‘invested’ since the mid-1990s and for about a decade 15 million euros per year in Greece, in order to propitiate in this way politicians of both major parties, Nea Dimokratia and PASOK.
While another Deutsche Bahn subsidiary, the Schenker logistics company, transports war supplies for the Bundeswehr (German armed forces), the Deutsche Bahn and the Defense Ministry are running a symbiotic cooperation: “The BwFuhrparkService GmbH has developed and implemented an economical and customer-oriented mobility concept for the German military. […] The company is a joint venture of the Ministry of Defense as well as the Deutsche Bahn AG. The BwFuhrparkService guarantees customized logistic concepts, reduction of costs and an increase of the utilization and provision of secure vehicles. As a mobility services provider of the German military, the company offers comprehensive experience in the management of more complex fleet vehicles and the production of individual fleet solutions” (excerpts from dbfuhrpark.de/index.php?id=131).
In January 2013, Dr. Rüdiger Grube spoke on the topic ‘The Deutsche Bahn AG – Current Challenges and Perspectives’ at the military academy of the German armed forces, while 61-year-old Moorburger—chairman of the board of the Deutsche Bahn in Berlin since May 2009—explained to over 200 guests the DB AG corporate strategy and processes.
On the 16th of April, the DB Mobility Logistics and the Berlin’s BFD (‘Vocational Advancement Service’ for the education and training of military personnel) will hold a Soldiers Day under the motto ‘No job like any other.’ The event is aimed at men and women soldiers who are interested in being trained and employed by the Deutsche Bahn.
Therefore, we classify the Deutsche Bahn as a de facto belligerent power and component of the German military/NATO, that will not allow any social changes in Greece but will rather go to any lengths in order to assist the suppression of a revolt. The Deutsche Bahn is one of the German enterprises that profit from the crisis in Greece, as was its predecessor, the Reichsbahn during German fascism.
Last night’s fire was meant to show to the prisoners Nikos Romanos, Dimitris Politis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Yannis Michailidis that we are aware of their arrest and torture on the 1st of February after the double robbery in Kozani, and here, in the heart of the beast, we will try everything possible for the downfall of capitalism and its helpers.
Long live Anarchy! Death to all States!
Chaotics of the Night
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Since October 1996 I’ve been kept in the dungeons of the German state. I was sentenced to eleven and a half years in prison for one bank-robbery to fundraise money for left-wing projects. Later I was sentenced to a further five years and three months for “insulting” prosecutors, judges and politicians.
I have been a Red and Anarchist Skinhead (RASH) for many years, and the government kept me in isolation (solitary confinement) from 1996 until May 2007. I have been in the general prison population for the past six years and will finish my sentences in July 2013. (more…)
Friday, January 25th, 2013
According to a message we received from RadioAzione, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, anarchist fighter imprisoned by German authorities after a shootout with border cops, has been extradited to Madrid. Gabriel had escaped from the prisons of Spain and fled, now it is thought he’ll be forced to ‘finish’ his prison time before being released.
Destroy the prisons and detention centres
Freedom for Gabriel
Anarchist prisoners conduct hunger strike in solidarity with Marco Camenisch, who is still held in the Swiss dungeons (Germany & Italy)
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
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!
Friday, December 14th, 2012
Download and distribute – December 2012 version of the international anti-prison anarchist freesheet to copy on the fly.
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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Posted in Library
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:
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..
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 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.
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:
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.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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…)
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now/B.pd and j.
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…
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…)
Tags: Autonomous Cells of the Immediate Revolution – Praxedis G. Guerrerro, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Germany, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Letter, Operation Ardire, Repression
Posted in Prison Struggle
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
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.
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…)
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…)