Posts Tagged ‘International Solidarity’
Indonesia: From the Anarchist Individualist Network of Yogyakarta to comrade Mikhail, all Anarchist and Anti-Fascist in Russia!
Friday, November 16th, 2018
From the Anarchist Individualist Network of Yogyakarta to comrade Mikhail, all Anarchist and Anti-Fascist in Russia!
A banner tied in Yogyakarta, reading: “SOLIDARITY WITH ALL ANARCHIST AND ANTI-FASCIST IN RUSIA, LONG LIVE ANARCHY! ? MIKHAIL”
Anarchists and Anti-Fascists in Russia have faced a wave of repression from the State following an action carried out by a 17-year-old young anarchist named Mikhail Zhlobitsky who blew himself up at the Arkhangelsk city FSB building on the morning of October 31. After the action some Anarchists and Anti-Fascists were arrested and received continued repression.
We hope for solidarity and strength for all anarchists and anti-fascists in Russia, Indonesia and worldwide.
Rome: Atacado Repeater set on fire in solidarity with Paska, Ghespe and Giova, and all anarchist prisoners (Italy)
Thursday, November 8th, 2018
Note from Instinto Salvaje: In the following claim it mentions what recently happened in Santiago, Chile, with the case of Kevin Garrido, who was murdered on November 2 in the prison of Santiago 1. We remember that this individual was not anti-authoritarian, since that he wrote communiqués whilst in prison his affinity to authoritarian groups called eco-extremists. We publish this action because it is a gesture of solidarity with jailed Italian anarchists, we are not going to silence it, but to clarify information delivered by irresponsible means of counter-information without positioning themselves in this social war.
On a September afternoon, we mobilized to set fire to a telephone repeater. We had in our eyes and in our hearts anger for the death of a person in the forest of Hambach, during the resistance to the eviction of the police. Telecommunications infrastructures are today one of the strategic points of the modern technological domain, functional to the development of other devices and technological structures that are also part of a complex network, in which each element depends on the other. The authoritarian essence of the system is clearly expressed in this technological interdependence. Despite the current tendency to create increasingly autonomous systems, it is still possible to hit an element by putting the whole network out of use with a cascade effect.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Last Monday, October 29, the Information Brigade went to the houses of two anarchist comrades in Madrid to arrest them. They are charged with the crime of damages caused by the burning of a Bankia ATM in the Vallekas neighborhood during the week of action on the anniversary of the arrest of Comrade Lisa, who is currently in the custody of the German state sentenced to 7 years and accused of robbing a bank.
It is not the first nor the last time that the State represses any indication of direct anarchist action. The State has been improving its repressive machinery for some time. Proof of this is the proliferation of surveillance cameras (as in this case) and the taking of DNA and the coordination with other police bodies at European level (as in the case of Lisa or those hunted and imprisoned for the events at the [Hamburg] G20, which had its last chapter in the Spanish State on October 19 with house searches of comrades in Palencia and Madrid).
These arrests, in the way they have been carried out, mean a change of repressive strategies away from the media’s spectacularization of past police operations against anarchist environments (Pandora, Piñata, Pandora II, Ice). The goal is the same, however: intimidation, fear and the consequent paralysis of the struggle. (more…)
Monday, October 29th, 2018
Elefterya Hambi is an internationalist in northern Syria and is fighting in the YPJ ranks. In an interview, she talks about her reasons why she decided to help create a new social model in Rojava.
Monday, October 29th, 2018
Poland, Katowice 2015, AntiCongress (AntyKongres): Anarchist comrades living in Poland organised Anticongress, a protest against European Economic Congress (EEC) held in Katowice, Poland. Anarchists organised demonstrations, lectures and in the evening decided to scout an abandoned building to protest against capitalism and the economic decisions taken above our heads by politicians and bourgeois and against housing policy in Poland. The police tried to get inside and throw them out and silenced the voices of opposition preventing to disrupt the meetings at EEC. Our comrades defended bravely and fearlessly throwing petards [small explosives] and bottles but in the morning antiterrorists break through using stun grenades and arrested 21 anarchists. (more…)
From the US Prison Strike to the Greek Prison Struggle: An Interview with Imprisoned Anarchist Christos Tsakalos
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
From It’s Going Down:
Below is an interview with Greek anarchist prisoner Christos Tsakalos that discusses the situation of heightened repression and resistance inside of Greek prisons, and discusses the influence of the US prison strike on Greek prisoners.
The following is an interview with anarchist political prisoner Christos Tsakalos who is currently in his 7th year of 180 year prison sentence in the Korydallos prison of Athens, Greece. He is accused of association with the revolutionary group known as the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire or CCF. Christos has refused to ever claim innocence as he refuses to kneel with remorse for acting against his enemy the state and capitalist society. He was caught while on the run from the state in 2011 in the city of Volos. He has been accused of bank robbery, participating in dozens of actions against the state and capitalism claimed by CCF, and given 115 years for a prison escape in itself. He has remained active throughout his time in prison, and has shown inspiring integrity in his refusal to cooperate or compromise with the state.
CCF was a group that was formed out of the December 2008 uprising in Greece that resulted from the police murder of a 16 year old boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The group saw defeat and futility in the street protests happening both in reaction to this murder, plus the dawning austerity of the 2008 crisis, and began a clandestine campaign of revolutionary action. With an extreme effort by the state to crack down on “terrorist” groups, CCF faced an extensive operation against them, resulting in the imprisonment of alleged and admitted members, plus a new dawn of modern surveillance and counter-insurgency strategies by the typically disorganized Greek state.
Christos is one of many political prisoners in Greece who have remained active in prison, and has openly declared solidarity with the prison strikes happening in the USA. There have been solidarity actions in Greece this year alone at the Korydallos and Larissa prisons of Greece. (more…)
Tags: Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Korydallos Prison, Prison Labour Strike, USA
Posted in Interviews
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Berlin, October 15th, 2018
The anarchist movement has sharpened it’s profile. This has meant that the repression against us has intensified in recent years. From Germany, the G20 has triggered an increase in activity by security agencies because they have realized that they are not in control of us and it became so obvious that a response was necessary. The destruction in Hamburg, the lack of compromise and the determination of the hooded ones hit them exactly where it was intended. Uncertainty was triggered there, in a place where people people’s property defines themselves and their complicity in a warring society. The luxury automobile or the patrol car on the verge of becoming a pile of charred plastic – a casualness towards the war against the poor, the outcast and the inept.
Following the publication of the text ‘The Insurgent’s Autism’, in issue 9, June 2018 of the eco-anarchist publication Fenrir, we felt an urge to respond. And for a moment we attack the illusion of security in this society in a very specific place to engage in communication and open a space for discussion.
…We do not know what to think regarding what out comrade Alfredo Cospito is saying when he speaks about a vision of an anarchist praxis that would become more dangerous because it keeps on experimenting. We can only speak for ourselves, that we have become more dangerous and are quite successful because the power misjudges our real potential. The willingness to remain alone, the claiming of total responsibility for our destiny… (more…)
Tags: 'Amad Ahmad' Cell FAI-FRI, Arson, Berlin, Fenrir, Germany, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Operation Panic, Operation Scripta Manent, Sabotage, Securitas
Posted in Direct Action
Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Day : 10/11/2018 – 15:00 to 23:00
City: City of Mexico
Place: Foro El Mundano
There will be interventions, reflection, discussions and critique on current anarchism, as well as various activities concerning agitation.
There will be an informal talk with the comrades of Croce Nera Anarchica from Rome.
There will be live music and stands with anarchist material and self-productions. If you want a stand at the fair, send us your request before 1st November, as numbers are limited because of the space available.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
We think that direct action is also a way to escape the impasses of the middle-class activist swamp and its unoffensive slogans and common practices that are uncritically accepted and all to often remain a dead end. Alone, associated for a night or for life- according to the needs of each- let’s leave the dogmas behind and choose the chaos of life. For the defenders of this world we are criminals. We are simply its enemies and we are proud of it.
On the night of Thursday, October 11th to the 12th, on rue d’Hautpoul in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, a utility van of prison construction company Vinci and a car of SNCF (who hunt the poor and undocumented) were torched.
Long live anarchy, long live freedom!
Kiev: Attack against Interior Ministry training center by ‘Ilya Romanov anarchist cell / FAI–IRF’ (Ukraine)
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Repressions and prisons have become part of our lives, as well as of lives of all those recalcitrant comrades who prefer to conduct an offensive struggle against the state and capital, attacking all manifestations of power and destroy the oppressive order. More and more often in the course of this struggle, we hear calls from all corners of the world for solidarity with repressed and imprisoned like-minded people, we hear stories how yet another one of us was put behind bars, beaten, tortured or even killed , and also hear how this or that infrastructure of anarchists was destroyed, plundered, how this or that initiative suffered from raids from punitive groups of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD).
The authorities, like a hundred years ago, are trying to stop us. Today, like yesterday, we are opposed by the guardians of the state structures that were trained and endowed with the “legal right” or in simple words — state dogs loyal to their masters and interested in maintaining the status quo, repressing anarchists and other unruly people. (more…)
Tags: Andrei Chernov, Arman Sagynbaev, Arson, Dmitry Pchelintsev, Ilya Romanov, Ilya Romanov anarchist cell / FAI–IRF, Ilya Shakursky, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, July Boyarshinov, Kiev, Maxim Ivankin, Mikhail Kulkov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Sabotage, Sergey Romanov, Ukraine, Vasily Kuksov, Victor Filinkov, Yevgeny Karakashev
Posted in Direct Action
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Some prisioners from diferent spanish jails are going to start a new hunger strike. In the last hunger strike the 1th of May, they didn’t get attention from media or society so they are going to make theirselves in danger again to get the rights that they legally have. Their objective is having a less hard diary life and prove that jail is not the solution: It’s just a place to shut in people that are not agree with the system or these who are not productive for it. (more…)
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Each year the end of August (23-30.8.) is the time for the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners. And to make sure that you know what this week is about and why it is needed we made an interview with a comrade who is part of the group that organized this years’ Week of Solidarity.
This audio has been published originally as part of the International Anarchist Radio Network’s “Bad News” show #15 (September 2018), which you can find here.
You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes) here.
You can find other English and Spanish language audios here.
Thursday, October 4th, 2018
Appeal from the International Anarchist Defence Fund, project of the Anarchist Black Cross and related groups.
A-Fund turned one year this September. This was the time when we issued our first call for joining the project last year. It took us another half a year to figure out collective processes and the concept of the fund. We have tried our best to reach out to groups with a call to donate, but so far we haven’t received as much feedback as we were expecting. The lack of publicity results in low number of donations, and this situation can eventually lead to the loss of interest from the side of support-seekers. We would like to provide bigger support, but this involves attracting more donations. We are determined to break this vicious circle. But we need your help.
So, as our next steps, we have identified reaching out to all possible anarchist groups, asking them to spread information about the fund, spread our flyers, put a banner on their websites, putting advertisements in anarchist magazines, etc. But the problem is that we don’t know so many languages and contexts, that’s why we need the help of volunteers from all imaginable countries and regions who would help us compile a comprehensive list of anarchist collectives in their regions, get links to their websites and contacts, identifying sites with open publication, etc.
If you are one of these people, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
you can have a look at our last quarterly report
Treviso, Italy : Northern League premises attacked by Haris Hatzimihelakis Cell/Black International (1881-2018)
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Tired of being silent, tired of seeing systematic violence every day through racism, sexism and waged labor that take place in society, whose essential values are authority and profit. Sick of exploitation we see all political parties as main responsible, as they repress freedom with the state, reformist and repressive apparatus (TV, the mass-media, associations, the army, the civil protection, etc.) The state and capital are the biggest criminals, they even violate their own laws, they steal through taxes, they kill through wars and waged labor, rejections of migrants’ boats in the sea, concentration camps for immigrants in Europe and Africa, they contaminate irreversibly men, animals and the entire planet, all for their profit and power.
Let’s not forget the hypocritical complicity of society made of citizens who pretend not to see the horrors of present and past racism and nationalism. This acceptance is the pillar of totalitarianism and democracy: in the course of time the authority based on indifference, fear, apathy was able to create Gulags and nazi concentration camps, and today the concentration camps in Libya and outside our homes. It’s history that repeats itself. (more…)
Tags: Haris Hatzimihelakis, Haris Hatzimihelakis cell/Black International (1881-2018), Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Insurrection, International Solidarity, Italy, Social War, Treviso
Posted in Direct Action
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Erdogan – the stray dog from the Bosporus – will come to Berlin on September 29 and become a terrorist legitimized through the German state government. The warmongers and fascists will meet to resolve further deals on the “refugee issue”. While the arms industry pops bottles and the Federal Republic of Germany grants arms exports into the billions, innumerable people are dying in this war. This is the reason for us to disturb, sabotage, and attack this state visit. Not all of us are facing this destruction deedless. Our signs of rage and resistance reached as well our international comrades, who will fight with us on the day the fascist is coming to Germany. Shoulder to shoulder against fascism! Down with Erdogan and his fascist collaborateurs! For freedom! (more…)