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Santiago, Chile: Contribution of La Rebelión de las Palabras to the meeting in combative memory of Sebastian Oversluij
Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
Contribution from La Rebelión de las Palabras for the meeting taking place in Santiago, Chile on 23rd December in combative memory of nihilist-anarchist comrade Sebastian Oversluij, “Angry”. The meeting was also within the context of Black December and internationalist anarchist praxis. 5th year since Sebastian’s death during a bank expropriation.
From the Spanish State, we greet first of all the compas that raised the commemorative activity for Angry, to a new anniversary of his death in action when he was trying to expropriate one of the temples of Capital. The noise of the blast that killed him awoke new feelings of rabid sadness that roamed the globe, unleashing actions of revenge, activities in his memory, and that inspired more individuals and groups that from the offensive or not, returned to take a breath to continue on this difficult path. We did not know Angry, nor did we know the political and social context of the Chilean territory where he developed, lived and fought. However, the courage, the determination and the coherent commitment that he showed with his last action reverberate in us, and we also feel affinity with his words, his music with the rap band Palabras En Conflicto, which we know and like, and with his drawings and gestures, contributions that mark his offensive trajectory, feeling honored to be able to participate in this activity contributing the present writing.
We have been asked to write something about the context of anarchism in the territories dominated by the Spanish State. However, to be honest, we do not feel legitimacy for such a task, since we do not know in depth the concrete context of many places of the state, and others we know them in a partial, ephemeral way or in any case, from an approach that starts from our assessment, our subjectivity and our own processes, affinities, preferences, with what we have decided to make a general assessment that, we repeat, part of our own personal valuations, without having to be taken as an absolute reason or that we intend to speak for others companions who, perhaps, have another point of view and something to say about it. (more…)
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Black December means action and memory, and, like any initiative of direct attack, it comes to life and continues when there is a will to go from words to deed – to break with the normality of the capitalist social routine and the comfort of civic life.
Always prepared for action, we liberate ourselves from the consumerist fever and the behavioral patterns imposed by the social order with its end of year traditions. And so, with planning, cunning and certain precautions, the anarchist attack never stops.
That’s why at dawn on December 28th we set fire to a truck in the city of Santiago, in a suburb of the so-called ‘middle class’. The action was reported by the media and now we can confirm: it wasn’t a short circuit, it was an intentional fire wrought by anarchic hands during the middle of the night in the streets of their disgusting city.
Setting fire to a truck is attacking the mega-machines and structures that contribute to the devastation of the Earth, it is setting fire to the ideas of progress and civilization, it is our contribution to the ongoing agitation against the IIRSA-COSIPLAN project and the construction of thousands of kilometers of roads that destroy eco-systems to facilitate the transit of trucks full of merchandise and accelerate the advance of the city that contaminates our life. (more…)
Tags: Arson, Black December, Chile, Incendiaries Complicit in Sabotage – Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front (FAI-FRI), Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Santiago
Posted in Direct Action
Friday, December 28th, 2018
Diciembre Negro significa memoria y acción y, como toda iniciativa de ataque directo, cobra vida y continuidad cuando hay voluntades que pasan de las palabras a los hechos para romper con la normalidad de la rutina social capitalista y con la comodidad de la vida ciudadana.
Siempre dispuestxs a la acción, nos liberamos de la fiebre consumista y de las pautas de comportamiento impuestas por el orden social y sus tradiciones de fin de año, así, con planificación, astucia y ciertas precauciones el ataque anarquista no se detiene.
Por eso la madrugada del 28 de diciembre prendimos fuego a un camión en la ciudad de Santiago, en una comuna de la llamada “clase media”. El hecho fue reportado por la prensa y ahora les confirmamos: no fue un cortocircuito, fue un incendio intencional forjado por manos anárquicas en medio de la noche entre las calles de su asquerosa ciudad.
Incendiar un camión es atacar las mega-máquinas y estructuras que contribuyen a la devastación de la Tierra, es prender fuego a la idea de progreso y civilización, es nuestra contribución a la agitación contra el proyecto IIRSA-COSIPLAN y la construcción de miles de kilómetros de carreteras que destruyen eco-sistemas para facilitar el tránsito de camiones llenos de mercancías y acelerar el avance de la urbe que contamina nuestra vida. (more…)
Tags: Arson, Black December, Car Burning, Chile, IIRSA (Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America), Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Santiago
Posted in Direct Action
Friday, December 28th, 2018
In the night of 30th November at 8pm, as the neighbourhood of Sant Andreu (Barcelona) was in the middle of a celebration and patrols were going around, a cash machine of Deutsche Bank was happily burning.
A piece of writing, ‘prisoners of war’.
An individual action.
Coherent consequence of my anarchist orientation.
Let the flames lighten up my comrades’ nights, even if only with a simple smile.
To the prisoners of war in the Spanish peninsula. Onwards, comrades!
To the Italians persecuted in the operations panico and scripta manent.
To Paska, a comrade on hunger strike since 5th November. Strength to you, comrade!
To Anahi, in coma following an attack in Argentina. Resist, comrade!
To Hugo and Marcos, rebels and avengers. Onwards!
To Juan Aliste. Irreducible!
To the Greek and Chilean warriors.
To Lisa, I’m waiting for you with a complicit smile.
To all the coherent and consequent individuals. Let’s continue the struggle!
To the compas in Madrid.
Let M.I.L. cash machines burn!
Translated from Italian by act for freedom now!
Santiago, Chile: Black December – Contribution of 325 to the meeting in combative memory of Sebastian Oversluij
Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
Contribution for the meeting taking place in Santiago, Chile on 23rd December in combative memory of nihilist-anarchist comrade Sebastian Oversluij. 5th year since Sebastian’s death during a bank expropriation.
We are writing from ‘325’, which is a nihilist-anarchist and anti-civilisation group of counter-information and action. Since 2003 we exist as an informal group originally out of UK and spread into Europe. We want to send our greetings to all the comrades at the gathering, for many years we follow the struggle there in Chile and try to spread solidarity to the fight. From Chile to Indonesia, to Europe, and beyond…
We think that the tendencies of attack are the most vital part of anarchy, as direct action is the constitutive part of the fight for freedom, liberation and eco-defense. We think that it’s important to combine and multiply our struggle with comrades around the globe, because everywhere that anarchists are fighting, we can become a more dangerous and subversive threat against power when we internationalise and break down the borders between us. This is the reason that the States and corporations across the world are becoming afraid of anarchy again in the 21st Century, because we are the only real opposition to power’s domination and they do not want us to grow and link up with each other to conspire.
On the 5th year since Sebastian Oversluij`s death in a bank robbery, we keep him present, with all the comrades that are still living with us in our hearts and deeds. Even though we never met Sebastian we are inspired by his actions and life’s vision as he himself expressed it. We are touched by his freedom and energy. The banks and the capitalists are our enemies, and those that attack and expropriate them are our comrades, accomplices and friends.
The future belongs to those who struggle for liberation. They hasten the collapse of this prison-world.
Let’s light up the nights and days,
Blazing hugs for a Black December
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!
Athens: Claim of Responsibility for the Molotov attack against the Management of Police Operations – Base of Riot Cop Units MAT-YMAT (Greece)
Thursday, December 13th, 2018
In these days, the units of the repressive forces suppress once more the collective outburst of rage and the necessity for violent conflicts. In their offices, riot buses and coffeeshops they fed by the idea to catch insurgents in their grip to be able to humiliate, torture and imprison them. In these same days we attack them in their headquarters. To take them by surprise, to expose their weaknesses and failures in front of the ever-going will to destroy them. The same cops who are proudly patrolling in the city, convinced of their unlimited ability to terrorize the populations, were forced to run away loaded with fears in the night of December 2, in front of their own station.
As democratic state is maintaining the population in a constant state of survival without starvation and widespread sicknesses, in the same way the riotcops units are using the maximum of repression without direct execution. Their presence is to impose control, their actions to re-establish order. The war is chemical and the weapons they are allowed to use are not lethal. In every way they are the frame of stability, designing the inner borders of metropolis, tracing routes and dead ends for the demonstrations. They are occupying grounds, defining the danger zones which have to be surrounded. They are used against social uprisings, against the migrants inside the camps, to secure the destruction of natural places. They are the symbol of the dominant subject in the social base as the white straight European male, guarantor of the law in favor of statist and capitalist society.
The establishment of the YMET police station in Kaisariani was a planified move of the counterinsurgency policies. During the German-Greek Nazi occupation and the Dekemvriana 1944, this neighborhood was an area of resistance. Nowadays, it seems normalized in the neighborhood to have a constant presence of cops in uniforms circulating and living around this military base. This is a result when oppression is not to confront in itself but the enemy is to be found in the national origin of this oppression. Populations are accepting to be dominated by the local repressive forces if no foreign powers are involved. Some parts of the resisting forces, though the last decades have denied the left-patriotic characteristic of the guerrilla tradition. We are one part of this negation and we seek to develop our analysis beyond the leftist hegemony.
The insurrection of 2008 in Greece was one of the most powerful in the contemporary world. It showed an the amount of power and creativity which can be brought against the state mechanisms and how weak and small they looked those days. The murder of the anarchist Grigoropoulos from the Greek police will always be present in our memory and through our actions. Even though, we are to mark that this assassination, and the insurrection it brought within the society and the all left political spectrum was mainly because he was a 15 years old white Greek student (meanwhile they try to hide his political identity). From our sight, we are seeing the state‘s murders in various subjects, in a daily base along with the imprisonment and domination over the ground. That is why our struggles are violent and constant. Our insurrectionary acts do not depend on social legitimisation. Society is an abstract concept, more likely it refers to what is visible and approved to exist. Our struggles are connected to our experiences. We do not fight to save the people, we fight to survive and give solidarity to those who resist with the target to stimulate more individuals and collectives to join this sincere anarchist struggle.
Our tactics can easily be adopted in any metropolis of the InterState fortress. Every preparing action, every conversation, every aspect of our plan, can get us one step forward from our enemy giving us the advantage to surprise him. Let’s create an insurrectional movement without borders that will be able to spread anarchistic ideas and practices.
We send a burning signal and we join the call for a Black December announced by the comrades in Chile by communicating with this action and our words with the insurgents around the world. In fighting memory of all friends, comrades and unknown killed or imprisoned by the state.
LONG LIVE ANARCHY
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
El pequeño sabotaje que realizamos la madrugada del Martes 11 de Diciembre tiene su origen en una persona: Sebastián Oversluij Seguel, el Angry como cariñosamente le decíamos nosotrxs en nuestra intimidad subversiva, fue un compañero insurreccionalista y miembro activo de esta organización.
El Angry aporto en innumerables proyecto revolucionarios, levantando instancias de discusión, bibliotecas barriales (donde el conocimiento se puso a disposición de cualquier persona interesada), opto por una dieta vegana (libre de tortura animal), apoyo tokatas donde se reunían fondos en solidaridad con lxs presxs políticxs y lxs perseguidxs, propago ideas libertarias y antiespecistas en muchísimos lugares por donde anduvo. Colaboro en jornadas de agitación, repartiendo propaganda, armando barricadas, pegando afiches, asistiendo a marchas, levantando huertos, creando canciones, pintando, dibujando, y, por supuesto, saboteando el normal funcionamiento de una que otra institución represiva. Ese era nuestro hermano. (more…)
Friday, December 7th, 2018
Network Case Suspects Go on Hunger Strike
December 2, 2018
Dmitry Pchelintsev and Andrei Chernov, residents of Penza and suspects in the so-called Network case, have gone on hunger strike, claiming remand prison officials and FSB officers have intimidated them during their review of their criminal case file, something to which they are entitled by Russian law. Several Penza suspects in the case have claimed they have been put in solitary confinement, handcuffed to radiators, and threatened with violence.
Pchelintsev and Chernov went on hunger strike on November 29, as reported by the Parents Network, a support group established by the mothers and fathers of the young men, who have been accused of involvement in a “terrorist community” that, allegedly, was planning an armed uprising during the March 2018 presidential election and 2018 FIFA World Cup, held in Russia this past summer.
It was on November 29 that wardens put Pchelintsev in solitary, demanding he admit to breaking the rules by talking with other inmates during yard time. He responded by going on hunger strike, and Chernov joined him as a token of support and solidarity. On November 30, wardens again tried to bargain with Pchelintsev and threaten him. (more…)
Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Actforfree received :
On the evening of 4th December, we made our attack upon the police border control of Exarchia on Voulgaroktonou street. We came with sticks and flaming bottles, and when they saw us they immediately started to panic and run shouting for help. We struck fear into their hearts and sticks onto their heads, fire engulfed at least two policeman and at least one patrol car was burned. We hunted them and made sure it was a night to remember. We also stole some of their equipment (clubs, shields, helmets). When we left, the street had changed its character, transformed from a quiet suburban street with a police checkpoint to a battleground, a site of victory. They also bleed, and we can make them.
The same night, the state and its mouths reported that there had been a mild and usual attack with no injuries and damages. They hid the action instead of publicizing it for repression propaganda because our action was a success and an example. When we beat them and we win, they have to try their best to hide this as an impossibility, that they are composed of people, that they have weaknesses. They also hide our action because of the anniversary of the assassination of Alexis, as a way of dampening our momentum and isolating our action. If they can’t change the reality of our victory they attempt to change what is spoken. They may believe that they can avoid the fall of their world by silence, but this is an expression of their collapse. We are here to engrave their tombstone. (more…)
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
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
According to a report of German weekly Focus, Federal Minister of Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) plans a ban on the solidarity organization Rote Hilfe eV [‘Red Help’]. It is up to you, now you can give back the association the solidarity it deserves.
The only cross-flow organization of the radical left has supported you all, all left-wing activists, that watched your back in recent years. Whether financially, if again existence was threatened because of political activity, a good advice if once again there was a yellow letter (Courts and state prosecuters send their letter in yellow envelope on the German territory, EIE) in the mailbox, a good leaflet at the right time, that you better shut up (Don’t talk with the cops, EIE) or the costs of being imprisoned.
Not to mention that Rote Hilfe e.V. is one of the only left-wing organizations that continuously opposes snooping paragraphs and sharpening of laws by law and order ideologues. And that from a unsellable and incorruptible anti-capitalist position. Where else is there something like this?
Today’s Rote Hilfe e.V. is the direct successor to Rote Hilfe Deutschland, an organization that massively strengthened the anti-fascist struggle until its last ban by the Nazis in 1936. All this with the idea of solidarity – to bolster up each other to maintain the political struggle for a better world. We tie into the struggle on this principle today. The fact that a new ban is pending only shows in what stormy times we are living. (more…)
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
December is still a month marked with the stamp of the insurgent memory of the
anarchists who rise up in open antagonism against any form of power.
December 2018 will be 10 years since the comrade Alexandros Grigoropoulos was
snatched from the streets when he was killed by police bullets in the neighborhood
of Exarcheia, Greece, in 2008. It is also the month that will mark 5 years since the
comrade Sebastián Oversluij was killed by the bullets of a mercenary of capital
during a bank expropriation in 2013 in Chile.
Because the memory of our dead is fuel to stoke the flames of our lives in permanent revolt, the Black December is once again a meeting point of multifaceted action, and to reflect upon ourselves and on our strengths in this minority struggle and about the current manifestations of our totalitarian enemy, which is power and its world of hierarchies, fascism. patriarchy, speciesism and the multiple expressions of the desire for superiority of some over others.
Once again, Black December continues to be an invitation for insurgent communication via the savage heat of offensive action against power.
In iconoclastic memory of our dead.
Offensive solidarity with the comrades who face repression in Argentina, Brazil,
Chile, Russia, Italy, Greece and all over the world.
For a Black December, long live anarchy!
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Spanish and Bahasa Indonesian translations follow English text below.
This is a call for a raucous night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state on one of the noisiest nights of the year. On New Year’s Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself and come together to raise a racket and remind those on the inside that they are not alone.
Internationally, noise demonstrations outside of prisons are a way to remember those who are held captive by the state and a way to show solidarity with imprisoned comrades and loved ones. We come together to break the loneliness and isolation.
We know that prison is beyond reform and must be completely abolished. It is a mechanism of repression used by the state to maintain a social order rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity. To come together outside of the sites of repression is to also stand in defiance of what they represent.
The logic of the state and capital—of punishment and imprisonment, must be replaced by a rejection of oppression and exploitation. This call is one step in that direction.
Wherever you are, meet on New Year’s Eve at the prisons, jails, and detention centers, be loud in solidarity with those imprisoned and to push forward the idea of a world free from domination.
We send this call in solidarity with those defying state repression of large scale dissent: from the Yogyakarta prisoners in Indonesia to those in Russia facing repression as anarchist anti-state organizers, to all of those in the spaces between.
We want a world without walls and borders.
We will fight together until everyone is free! (more…)
Cancún, México: Explosive Attack Against Quintana Roo State Legislature Building by Attack Cells Against the Devastation of the Earth
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
01.12.18: In response to the call for agitation against the G20 we placed an explosive device outside the building of the 15th Legislature of the State of Quintana Roo located in Cancún to demonstrate that solidarity is not just a paraphrase of slogans. With this attack we also join the action initiated by the compas detained in Argentina who have become a product of the media spectacle that they want to accustom to us to, know that their disgusting tourist paradise will not prevent us from throwing ourselves into action.
Against the G20 and in solidarity with the Argentinian prisoners
Attack Cells Against the Devastation of the Earth