Posts Tagged ‘International Solidarity’
‘In Spite Of Their Separation’ – Call for international solidarity and action to defend R94 in Berlin (Germany)
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
We are writing to you from the threatened houseproject Rigaer 94
in one of Berlins once notorious squatting neighbourhoods.
Our contexts might be worlds apart or really close but the reality we lived last year
bears the prints of the same systematically oppressive system.
In solidarity with all threatened projects, individuals and emancipatory struggles, we would like to better connect our structures and work on a closer link based on support, in our struggles.
Let’s keep walking this path together, but first a short summary of the recent past and our situation.
Last year saw us, the neighbourhood and people around, on the receiving end of much police repression, starting with the declaration by the state that our street and neighbourhood was a danger zone (Gefahrengebiet), giving the police extra search and detain powers and a green light for constant street harassment of anyone fitting their vision of a ‘leftist’, not white or somehow not normative person (this evolved into almost anyone being controlled, no matter how they presented).
This saw a massive rise in police riot vans cruising the streets, meaning constant conflicts for the neighbourhood, and in our efforts to fight for a autonomous and cop free area.
Rigaer 94 was at the centre of these conflicts, as the state and its cops declared it the crux of militant struggle.
This tactic can be seen in the wider context of reactionary imposed controls and intimidation, such as states of emergency and curfews, employed as constant stress factors (and datamining) to those against the aggressive progression of gentrification and public control. (more…)
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
IRISH SOLIDARITY FOR UMUT FIRAT
On Wednesday the 1st of February there was a solidarity vigil for Umut Firat in Dublin, Ireland. Anarchists and supporters of Umut’s hunger strike gather outside the Turkish Embassy. Turkish embassy staff came out to mock the protesters. Embassy staff called the police to have get the protesters to remove a banner that was tied to the fence of the embassy. The banner said FREE UMUT FIRAT! SOLIDARITY FROM IRELAND. The police stayed on till the vigil was over.
Umut has been on hunger strike for 53 days now. He has been locked up in prison for the last 23 years. He is on hunger strike because of the statues of emergency the Turkish state has imposed since the attempted coup d’etat in July, and against the harsh prison conditions imposed by the state because it.
Since the statues of emergency Umut as well as all political prisoners held in Turkey have had prison conditioned worsened some have been put into isolation, others have been forced into cramped cells, there are forced strip searches, visiting times have been reduced and some prisoners not allowed visits at all. (more…)
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
The state through repressive mechanisms (cops, jail guards) and judicial power (prosecutors, judges) aims at the physical and psychological extermination of our political prisoners.
Prisoners and comrades however, are in a daily struggle between “special” conditions of detention, vindictive transfers, visiting denials, intimidation and persecution of relatives and friendly contacts and relatives, isolations, deprivation of rights like exit permit from prison, intent proceedings and indictments for statements of regret, self-censorship and capitulation. The ideas however are not imprisoned and solidarity is not penalized by any terror law. We build bridges to continue our common struggle by whatever means available. We support the imprisoned comrades both politically and morally through the promotion of their speech and the practical questioning of state power. (more…)
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
4th ABC solidarity festival from 20th- 23rd of April in Vienna at the Ernst-Kirchweger-Haus (EKH).
First bands announced:
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Den Haag: ATM machines demolished in solidarity with the anarchists accused of bank robberies in Aachen (Netherlands)
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Last night we demolished 9 ATM machines in Den Haag, the Netherlands, in solidarity with the the anarchists accused of bank robberies in Aachen, Germany. Their court case is set to begin on January 23rd 2017, and will take around 26 days spread over a 5 months.
We are not interested in knowing whether the comrades are actually responsible for the bank robberies or not. Expropriation is an ethically just and politically legitimate practice, a method of struggle that is part of the history of all revolutionary movements.
We want them free! Love, rage and solidarity!
Destroy all banks! Fire to the prisons!
Revolutionary Struggle members Pola Roupa and Konstantina Athanasopoulou arrested in Attica, Lil’ Lambros-Viktoras held hostage, thirst and hunger strike by RS imprisoned fighters (Greece)
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Update: According to Athens Indymedia a new order was issued by the prosecutor on 08.01.16 terminating the detention of Lambros-Viktoras Maziotis Roupas, the 6 year old son of Revolutionary Struggle members Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis, and awarding temporary custody of the child to his grandmother. The child has already left the hospital with his relatives. Comrades Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis and Konstantina Athansopoulou have ended their hunger and thirst strike. A decision on final custody of the child will take place in six months time.
International solidarity is our weapon
According to Greek media, the comrade Pola Roupa, member of Revolutionary Struggle, has been arrested at a home in the Attica region. Pola is the partner of Revolutionary Struggle member and political prisoner Nikos Maziotis and was one of the most wanted fugitives in Greece. According to media reports Pola was at the house with her young child and a 25 year old woman when police raided. The 25 year old woman was also arrested. There are unconfirmed reports that two more people may have been arrested as well. More information as it becomes available.
Solidarity with Pola Roupa and Revolutionary Struggle!
From our comrades in Greece we have learned that during the arrest of comrade Pola Roupa (member of Revolutionary Struggle and partner of the comrade Nikos Maziotis, also a member of Revolutionary Struggle), that the police kidnapped and detained her 6 year old son.
The child is being held in a hospital room under armed guard and the police are refusing to allow family members or legal representatives to see him. Although we do not know if he is being interrogated it is worth noting that it is illegal under Greek law to interrogate a minor without the presence of a parent / guardian or lawyer.
In response to the state’s vengeful kidnapping and detention of their son, comrades Pola and Nikos have begun a hunger and thirst strike to demand that their child be released from police custody and into the care of close relatives. The 25 year old woman comrade who was arrested with Pola has also begun a hunger strike with the same demands as Pola and Nikos. She is being held under guard in hospital with a serious injury to her arm. (more…)
Monday, January 2nd, 2017
In many countries around the world activists showed solidarity with prisoners on New Years Eve.
Image: Prison demo in Dortmund, Germany.
Every year anarchists and other leftwing activists protest on New Years Eve at prisons around the world against the prison system and to show solidarity with prisoners.
We publish a few images from last nights prison demos. (more…)
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
In the evening of Friday December 16th, shortly before 20:00, we decided to pay a visit to the Piraeus Bank branch located at Canningos Sq. After smashing the ATM screen and the windows next to it with a hammer, we poured gasoline on the machine and torched it. Before leaving, we also threw a molotov to the ex-Ministry of Commerce located opposite the bank.
This action is dedicated to the memory of anarchist-nihilist Sebastian Oversluij, who was shot dead by a security guard while attempting to expropriate a BancoEstado branch in Santiago, Chile, on December 11th 2013.
This is also an act of complicity in solidarity with anarchist Tamara Sol Farías Vergara, who is held captive in the Chilean dungeons for taking revenge for the loss of Sebastián by opening fire against another private security guard of the same bank on January 21st 2014.
REMEMBER AND FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN AND IMPRISONED COMRADES!
INFORMAL COORDINATION AND ATTACK BY ALL MEANS!
Incendiary attack against ATMs in Tijuana by Black Wolves & Mario Buda Incendiary Cells FAI-FRI (Mexico)
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
The dawn of December 7 we placed and set off an incendiary device in one of many automatic teller machines in the rotten city of Tijuana.
The device was composed of 250 grams of black powder and 250 of luxury, the package was attached to a gallon jug with 8 liters of benzene and a homemade wick for its activation.
Violence is attacked with violence, we leave to the side the oppressor who from childhood instructed us, killing our freedom.
The anarchist struggle and ideas once implanted are like a seed that grows, which never returns to its original state, therefore, they will not stop us compañerxs, here and now our heart is black and that will never change, we will continue taking action in the night, at dawn, any day, this is not the beginning, much less is it the end.
Our most powerful weapon is the ideas that are accompanied by actions that reaffirm every word spoken, every thought. (more…)
Nemesis Project: Incendiary/explosive attack against the ‘National Association of Judiciary Officials’ / Proyecto Nemesis: Artefacto incendiario/explosivo contra ‘Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios del Poder Judicial’ (Chile)
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
On the night of December 11, we placed a homemade incendiary/ explosive device with a delay system in the National Association of Judiciary Officials building located on Cienfuegos street in the center of Santiago. The device detonated perfectly and set fire to the door of the building.
The National Association of Judiciary Officials is the place where the officials who authorize the operation of the prison-court complex meet every day. We attacked a den of the active machinery of the system that each day allows the miserable individuals of the State apparatus to exercise the right that they have assumed to judge and imprison other people.
Each sentence issued by judges, each conviction requested by a prosecutor, each imprisonment in the prisons of power is supported by the role of judicial functionaries who validate with their work the existence and maintenance of this repressive industry.
In these times of trials against anarchists who risk long sentences our action is a ray of fire from the depths of our dark intentions towards the social order of dominion.
To act as part of the international proposal of the NEMESIS PROJECT that was initiated in Greece by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades to hit the powerful and their accomplices in their homes, their work and meeting places. (more…)
Tags: Arson, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Incendiary Cell ‘New Fires on the Horizon’ - FAI/FRI, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Nemesis Project, Sabotage, Santiago
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Sunday, December 11th, 2016
From 7th to 8th of January 2017 fourth Father Frost against Putin-festival will be organised in Helsinki. Exact festival location will be announced later.
As in earlier years, various Russian grassroot initiatives will present themselves in festival. You should visit festival, if you are interested on what has happened in Russian anarchist, feminist and queer movements during year 2016.
All festival events will be open to everyone. (more…)
Thursday, December 8th, 2016
A Christmas present for the cops
In remembrance of Alexis who was murdered by the cops in Athens 8 years ago we have visited the friends of his murderers in the immediate vicinity of the Alexanderplatz and left 10 liters of petrol as a gift at the entrance door.
The solidarity of this action also applies to our prisoners who are sitting in jail because of the bank expropriation and are waiting to be sentenced by the executioners.
More solidarity greetings to Tuna, Balu, Cem and Ali.
We have noted with joy that in Leipzig last night some other people decided to attack the state and it’s lackeys.
Government institutions! See you in Hamburg!
via Linksunten Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News
Nemesis Project: Bomb threat against a military residential village in Santiago by Insurrectional Column ‘Wrath and Plot’ – FAI/FRI (Chile)
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
“The big city also has a massive concentration of attack targets. (…) A few combatants can put large contingents of enemy forces in check by means of appropriate actions, the guerrilla must make it very clear that their attacks are directed in principle against all institutions of the enemy class, against all administrative positions, police and trustees but also against senior officials of these institutions, against judges, directors etc; Making it very clear that the war will bring them to the residential quarters of the rulers. (…) It uses surprise as a weapon and it the one that determines the time and location of operations.”
– The Modern Capitalist State and the Strategy of Armed Struggle / RAF.
The ideas and practices antagonistic to capital and the state have been a headache for the bourgeois order since it penetrated strongly into Chilean territory centuries ago generating diverse reactions executed by the armed apparatuses of the state whether in dictatorship or democracy.
During the 60s the OPV took power while in the 1970s the various armed Marxist groups were formed to combat the established power of their respective epoch. While the OPP fought during Allende’s rule, the MIR, FPMR and Mapu Lautaro fought against the military dictatorship, becoming part of the war against domination and against the state.
During the democratic transition these organization felt the offensive blow of the state and dismantled, however some of their fighters decided not to surrender.
During the 90s resurgent new currents of autonomy and horizontality emerged from the reduced anti-capitalist expression and came to public attention, mainly via demonstrations and street violence. From anonymity, sabotage with explosive devices against different targets of state and capital began to resonate and it was in the following decade when these actions led to anarchy being placed under the watchful eye of police intelligence.
The living expression of this new stage of anti-capitalism began to solidify the new autonomous and libertarian subversion in Chilean territory.
In the minds of agents of power there was no possibility that in the midst of democracy that there were individuals willing to violate and disrupt social peace and capitalist production. Bombings, street fighting, long days of protest accompanied by strong attacks against the police, sabotage, destructive fire and propaganda of insurrectionist ideas via multiform methods began to be part of the new diverse and decentralized praxis without command nor leadership of the anti-capitalist expression, the praxis of the insurrectionary anarchist struggle.
Over time, the state began to restructure itself, armed to the teeth, making its vigilance constant and abundant and introducing its discourse in society under the protection of its ever-faithful friend: the press. Simultaneously, modifications made jail an effective punishment for those who stray from the imposed normality, physical and mental annihilation under tons of concrete, and if possible murdered, this being the ultimate for of punishment for the subversives.
Using these tactics the state classified the subversive struggle as delinquency. For those of us who make it our lives this has no relevance because the vindication of revolutionary honor will always contradict their ‘truths’. However we need to understand that this qualifier aims at the prevalence of the interests of the powerful. Therein lies the aim of the insurrectional attack, to strike and to disrupt the power until they are unable to control its disgusting order.
In this way under the prism of the ideas and events exposed we have returned generating a series of actions which have not ceased, and we continue. Today we claim as part of our project: Bullets sent to the parish priest of the Church of the Sacrament in March, robberies in universities for political means in July, the placing of an incendiary device on a Transantiago bus (without passengers) in August. All these actions were claimed by the Death Brigade, Illegalist Band Sebastían O. Seguel and the Hermina Concha Nuclei of Attack, allied to the FAI-FRI are now part of the Antagonistic Nuclei of the New Urban Guerrilla.
On December 2nd, we left a fake explosive device inside the West Military Village located at Av. Pajaritos, Central Station, Santiago, Chile.
Our device consisted of a fire extinguisher with a cell phone wired to it to resemble a remote control (see photo). As we have already noted, the non-placement of an actual explosive device was a political decision. Because although despicable being who deserve to die live in this place there are also workers here day and night who are not our targets.
For this same reason we used fake devices at the Plaza Alameda Mall and on a Transantiago bus (with passengers) in December 2015. It contrast to this was the explosive device we left at the Gendarmerie Reinsertion Center in February of this year which was composed of 1kg of ANFO that was strategically placed next to a gas cylinder.
Now, returning to the morning of December 2nd: This hostile action where the military and police live was designed to demoralize the historical enemy of the revolutionaries. An enemy we will fight with all of our weapons and our forces. From our position we warn those of power: today was a simulation but we have weapons and explosives and we will not hesitate to use them when we decide on the day, time and place to strike.
From now on we warn you: disgusting military, tread with care: Maria Riquelme (Block 4, Apt. 12), Iván Pinto (Block 11, Apt. 24), Luis Orellana (Block 11, Apt. 1123), Oscar Moya (Block 11, Apt. 1124), Sergio Martínez (Block 11, Apt. 1142). Your peace and quiet is over. Today we chose randomly, anybody could be here, with caution we observed them.
Finally it is necessary to send a combative greeting and a sign of complicity to the comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (in prison and on the street) in Greece. With this action we wish to humbly contribute to the initiative of the Nemesis Project. We hope that this proposal resonates with every revolutionary and is materialized via concrete actions throughout the world.
Neither do we forget our brother in prison. Marcelo Villarroel, Freddy Fuentevilla and Juan Aliste, nine years since the manhunt began against them. We do not forget how the extinct torturer Alendro Bernales gave his message between the lines via the press: “They walk with death”. Neither do we forget the extensive legal process they had to face in a case initiated by the Military Justice which was eventually transferred to Civil Justice by the Military Prosecutor Roberto Reveco. A transfer which resulted in no major change in the predominant desire of power for huge sentences. Even so our brothers remained staunch and immovable, dignified and ungovernable. To you our solidarity.
We also wish to send a symbolic internationalist greeting to the autonomous guerrilla women who give life to the Revolution in Rojava in the Middle East. Women who practise ideas antagonistic to capital, state and patriarchy in the midst of an ongoing military conflict against bastard police and soldiers opposed to freedom and autonomy.
Finally we remember our brother and partner Sebastián Oversluij Seguel, 3 years since his death in an attempted bank robbery on December 11th, 2013 in the commune of Pudahuel, Santiago, Chile. Murdered by the hands of the vigilante William Vera, a military man with a lengthy resume, an assassin of capital with experience in military conflicts overseas.
For all this and more: Attack the Military Corps!
Hostility is fully justified!
War on the enemy in your territory!
Everything continues..We will be back!
Insurrectional Column ‘Wrath and Plot’ – FAI/FRI,
Antagonistic Nuclei of the New Urban Guerrilla
via Contra Info, translated by Insurrection News
Tags: Antagonistic Nuclei of the New Urban Guerrilla, Arson, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Freddy Fuentevilla Saa, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Insurrectional Column ‘Wrath and Plot’ – FAI/FRI, International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Juan Aliste Vega, Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, Nemesis Project, Sabotage, Santiago, Sebastián Oversluij Seguel
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Sunday, October 30th, 2016
NON SERVIAM – I WILL NOT SERVE YOU
“Worse than enslavement is getting used to it…”
Life in the modern civilized world comprises false representations, false patterns, and false formalities. Formalities that determine our upbringing within a family, our education, our professional career, our relationships, our emotions, our smiles or tears. Patterns that castrate the scope of our perception so that our thoughts are directed onto a moving walkway going only one direction. Representations that disguise the system’s functions and pathogenies so that we see life unfold only on stage, and never wonder what’s hidden backstage. So, the thousands of suicides of desperate debtors is just another statistic among the unpleasant consequences of the economic crisis, the impoverishment of the so-called third world is just an unfortunate fact, and its wounds will heal by charity organizations, the countless dead of modern crusades, the unfortunate victims of the absurdity of war, and the convict slaves in American prisons are simply antisocial elements that provide social services to Democracy.
Prison itself is exile from life; a non-place and non-time behind the screen of a decent society, to make the ugliness that bothers the eyes of reputable citizens unseeable. Prisons are a proof of the perverse intelligence of authoritarian minds. They’re built onto walls echoing the screaming and weeping of thousands of people who’ve learned to sleep with anguish and despair. Prison is the country of captivity, the country where one learns to kneel before the “Forbidden”, a landfill for the disposal of human waste, an industrial dump where the social machine’s hazardous waste ends up. For most people, however, for all those who never learned to doubt, to question, to look beyond the obvious, prison is a security wall necessary to protect their peaceful and quiet life. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Attica (Prison Uprising), Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Korydallos Prison, Letter, Operation Scripta Manent, Prison Labour, Prison Labour Strike, Racism
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