Posts Tagged ‘International Solidarity’
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
[Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras]
Facing the multiple forms of prison-capital-state`s ideology, opposing the offensive strength of our convictions is to transgress any margin, border or wall in which they pretend to live on the blind acceptance of their rotten power relationships, their nauseating moral, politics and world view.
The offensive resistance against the current state of things, clearly involves moving from words to action, from a mere slogan to the rebel fighting with existing order, from a simple critical emptied of content to the proliferation of antagonism towards revolt.
(…) Deepening the resulting consistency between theory and practice, has made us pass through the darkest recesses of the prison police-state-capitalist architecture. We have not been the first, nor will we be the last… However, in the present universe of war prisoners, different experiences of resistance to enclosure are expressed since the late 80s in the demeaning high and maximum security prisons in Chile, Peru, Brazil and Argentina, between the 90s and the present. With legal-political processes always molded and forged based on counterinsurgency interests … [With] torture and direct repression, criminalization of affections and loves, [and] constant police-journalist defamation (…)
The reality of war prisoners in Chilean prisons can not be faked. (…) In this framework we make an open call to extend all possible efforts to fight against all expressions of the prison society. We call to mobilize the imagination, the will and desire between April 10 and 20.
We salute worthy struggles in Greek prisons, chapters from the near distance accompanied with sincere affection.
(…) We embrace all decent prisoners in all cages around the world, to fugitives and to our dead ones. (…) While misery exists, there will be rebellion
SOCIAL WAR AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY
REVOLUTIONARY INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR THE DEMOLITION OF PRISONS
– Tamara Farías Vergara
– Alejandro Astorga Valdés
– Carlos Gutierrez Quiduleo
– Juan Aliste Vega
– Freddy Fuentevilla Saa
– Hans Niemeyer Salinas
– Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda
– Alfredo Canales Moreno
[Translation note: we are not the best translators, but we translated these excerpts from the original text]
Brighton: Demo – Sunday 12 April in solidarity with anarchists in Spain & Catalunya – 'Operación Piñata' (UK)
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
**NB: There is a demonstration organised for Brighton at the Clock-Tower on Sunday 12th at 6pm**
Last Monday (April 30th) there was a new repressive strike against the anarchist movement in Spain. Thirty-eight people were arrested in a police operation under the name ‘Operación Piñata‘. Fifteen of them are facing charges of terrorism and five are in preventive imprisonment. The raids were carried out on private homes, social centres and squatted spaces in Madrid, Barcelona, Palencia and Granada.
These police raids were carried out in a very open way, trying to create the maximum social alarm. The media have published the names of the people arrested and the groups they are involved in, presenting the fake police accusations as fact. They talk about ‘anarchist terrorism’ and organisations with leaders, hierarchical infrastructures and various ‘capitation’ methods the arrested allegedly use to ‘fund’ their ‘illegal’ activities.
These raids are a continuation of police operation ‘Operación Pandora‘, which took place last December within the context of the increasingly repressive politics employed by the Spanish government. (more…)
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
June 11, 2015 : TRANSITION : The struggle’s not over…
The last year has been full of changes and transitions for our imprisoned comrades and for those of us engaged in struggle on the other side of the walls. Now, solidly in the throes of spring, we feel compelled to celebrate these transitions and victories as new life and energy burst forth all around us. It is not often that we get a chance to truly mix celebration and struggle – but now is one of those times! On January 8th of this year the Eastern District Court of California ordered Eric McDavid released from prison. Our comrade Marius came out publicly as a man and began seeking resources for his physical transition. We believe these are both transitions worthy of celebration and reason for continued struggle. It is in this spirit that we bring you our thoughts about J11 2015.
First, a bit of housekeeping: We have a new email address: june11th at riseup dot net! If you sent something to the old address, it is likely we did not receive it. We would love it if there were many translations of this callout and other support materials (many thanks to ContraInfo and others for supporting translation over the years)! Please send information about the June 11th events you are planning this year, posters, zines, and any report backs to june11th at riseup dot net. We are looking forward to hearing from you and will post events as we receive them at June11.org. Every year events happen in new cities, and we hope you’ll encourage your friends and comrades far and wide to join us this year. (more…)
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
News from Poland:
Residents of the Od:zysk Squat send warm regards and words of support for our comrades from the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire who carry on the hunger strike. Your struggle against the capitalist state regime is exemplary. It exposes its totalitarian nature. When threatened, the so-called „democratic” state takes off its liberal mask and moves towards methods such as torture and repression against the militants family members who are not directly involved in the struggle.
We believe that the strike will soon end up with success.
LET ALL PRISONS AND PRISONS AND POLICE STATIONS BURN!
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON!
Amongst two worlds – International Call of Action for the Hunger Strike until Death of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)
Monday, March 30th, 2015
The moment the following words were written, we’re on the 25th day of hunger strike, for the liberation of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos’ mother, as well as the second one’s girlfriend.
The pre-trial detention of our two comrades’ relatives was an act of revenge by the judicial power against us, in retaliation for the escape we had prepared, with the bombing of the prison.
Now, reaching a tipping point between life and death, we want to share some thoughts with brothers and sisters, accomplices, comrades and anarchists all over the world. Of course, we know that upgrades of repression does not occur only in the Greek territory. It has already been applied in several countries, wishing to avenge anarchist deniers of the existent. Recently, in Chile, cops wanted to implicate the mother of the comrade Juan Aliste (“Security” Case) to a case of escape attempt of her son and his comrades. Moreover, in Spain, through Operation “Pandora”, when comrades from the friendship circle of anarchist prisoner Monica Caballero were targeted, while relatives of the anarchist Tamara Sol, in Chile, during their visit in prison, suffered the revengeful sadistic “care” of the penal officers who wanted to inflict humiliating body searches on them.
These attacks against relatives and friends of the anarchist prisoners seek to form an impassable moat of isolation around us. What the arrests, the verdicts and the prison bars failed to achieve, the emotional blackmail and the locking up of our beloved ones in the cells of democracy comes to accomplish. The blackmail is clear: we either make truce, or our relatives remain in prison. We’re not going to sign any paper of repentance nor capitulate with power. We remain unrepentant anarchists and every day power keeps our people as hostages, the wolf of negation and attack festers more and more inside us…
We know that several comrades around the world, with whom we are connected through the complicity of the anarchist action, feel numb towards the choice of hunger strike. As some close comrades from Croatia wrote to us, hunger strike, posing demands on power, in some sense, acknowledges it when asks for their satisfaction. Somebody else could say the hunger strike looks like a reliance on emotions, which nourishes the traders of hope and humanism to play political games on our backs. We understand some concerns related to the method of the hunger strike as, in the past, we have shared them with each other. Besides, in several cases when we experienced the revenge of power upon us, we chose to act in a different way and not by hunger strike. To put it simply: to war, we answer back with war. Because our choice is always the attack. But now we’re not talking about ourselves. The hostages in prison are our relatives now. This is why we chose a hunger strike, to publicly expose the ugliness and morbidity of power. We are on the 25th day of hunger strike already and we don’t recognise a millimeter of donated ground by power to us. Besides, we are aware that freedom is conquered through the violence of our own actions and won’t be given away by its laws. But our relatives do not share the war we have declared against power, so they won’t share our imprisonment. This is why we demand their immediate release from the cells of democracy.
We know that hunger strike is a slow death. But it is not our death. It is the death of a society that remains dormant and quiet towards the fascism of power. We, therefore, take the responsibility to expose it further… This is why the hunger strike we’re on, is not a passive attitude, but a scream of attack that becomes praxis through the acts of solidarity. It is a scream of attack that meets with thousands of voices in demos, with hundreds of hands that vandalize walls with slogans of solidarity, that hang banners, squat buildings, radio stations, government offices, and set a thousand fires to banks, state vehicles, political parties’ offices, courts, in Greece, Italy, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Czech, Spain, UK, Turkey and the soils of Kurdistan in battle. So, the hunger strike, when connected with actions of attack, is not a plea for pity, but a call for action. This is why we call, from today, the hunger strike we’re on to become a wager for the people of anarchy, for the Black International of the anarchists of praxis, for the FAI/IRF cells, for the comrades, for everyone who chooses to attack against the order, the quiet and the laws of this world and its civilization. From today, through the attacks all over the world, let us put forward the dilemma: either with anarchy, or with power.
Because, on the background of the hunger strike for the release of the CCF comrades’ relatives, in fact, two different worlds are competing: on the one hand, the world of power, order, regularity, law, judges, prisons and, on the other hand, the world of revolt, that of the streets, fire, freedom, anarchy…
NOTHING LESS THAN EVERYTHING
HUNGER STRIKE FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE MEMBERS’ RELATIVES
VICTORY FOR ALL THE HUNGER STRIKERS’ STRUGGLE
LONG LIVE ANARCHY
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF,
Imprisoned Members Cell
P.S. Strength and complicity with all the imprisoned anarchists around the world and especially with our brothers Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai, held in the Italian prisons.
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Hunger Strike, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity
Posted in Prison Struggle
Project Phoenix 2015 "Let's destroy Repression": Arson of police vehicle by 'FAI/IRF – Poetry of Fire Cell' (Czech Republic)
Monday, March 30th, 2015
Statement of FAI/IRF Poetry of fire cell
On Thursday 26th March 2015 we make an arson attack on a police car in Olomouc city. Attack against repressive machinery means fighting for freedom. Because where repression is needed, there is no place for liberty to bloom. There is no place without repression. Repression is an instrument of the state and capital. Repression and authority are the two sides of the same coin. Repression is global. Repression comes from the state as well as from the private sector. It cooperates all around the world. Everyone has met some kind of repression except those who do not want to live their own lives. Those who bow their heads and accept the orders voluntarily. Those who refuse the existing order knows the consequences. Everyone who even only tries to get his unpaid wage by means of direct action, people in a wild strike, people attacking the billboards or people looting during the riots know it. We are happy about every demonstration of insurrection which crosses bonds of legality, but only in case there is no demand of repression against the others. One day people attack the police to fight against taxes, the day after they demand stricter law against homeless people and “unadaptables”, the third day they become homeless themselves and want more money from taxes on social spending, the fourth day they find some job and try to avoid paying taxes again. Conditions in which we live influence our lives, but we must not use them as an excuse. What is the most important are the choices we make. In every situation we can succumb or we can resist.
We, the anarchists, do not let anyone decide about our lives. We feel only pity for people who try to find their path through the sad reality at the expense of the others. They bend their backs in the face of the Existent and make excuses about the objective conditions. We, the anarchist, we fight for a world without repression, without compulsion. Therefore we fight against every kind of repression continuously, regardless if it hits peaceful demonstrations of students on the other side of the world or the criminals in our town. We feel solidarity and sincere affinity with those who fight for destruction of repressive machinery, for anarchy. Rebels, insurrectionists, anarchists, revolutionaries, fighters…
Currently the Greek political prisoners continue their continuous fight against repression. Network of fighting prisoners (NFP), Maziotis, Gournas, members of CCF and many others. All these decided not to give up their fight and to resist repression even in captivity. Our attack is a gesture of solidarity with their fight. And therefore our attack is part of the struggle for anarchy, in the aim of helping the hunger strikers to win their fight.
Fighting against repression is also fighting against militarization. Our act also notes against passing of US army convoy, which will demonstrate its power in our neighborhood. We are not afraid of soldiers and cops, we are scared of society, which lets the elites to commit the worst atrocities, without resistance, obediently. Society of zombies. Our attack and our statement is contribution to Project Phoenix 2015 “Lets destroy Repression”. Project Phoenix is a game. We can play the game or we can finish it every time we want. We can do what we want to do. It is creative game played according to our rules. Everyone can join the game. Everyone can leave the game. When nobody plays the game it will cease to exist. This is part of life. It is only our choice. Some new game will appear sooner or later. Most important is to play according to our rules. The game which arouse passion and joy. It is also a destructive game at the same time. Destructive for the authorities.
Project Phoenix is solidarity praxis and it can be our own combative analysis. To get to know each other in combat. To plan how to aim our guns better against the Existent. This way we connect now and continuously. We connect destructively and creatively. Creative, not because we would like to create something in this society, but because everything which will be created in this society will be used as a tool of oppression unless it is destructive for the Existent.
We keep the new world in our hearts. The world where creativity is not turned into the tool of repression. In the recent world exists only one fight for freedom. A fight which is creative and full of joy for those who do not want to be chained. A fight which is destructive for the chains. There are many ways how to fight for a more beautiful world.
We have also received the messages from the anarchists abroad. First mentions of current anarchists of praxis, R.O. – Revolutionary Struggle, CCF, FAI/FRI, etc. appeared about 3 years ago [in Czech Republic]. Official anarchism, and state and capital try hard to suppress every combative tendency. When we read the information about official movement in Greece, it seems to us, that there is the same situation in our country. The proof is that nobody here informed about the hunger strike till now. Everyone has their own timing but it seems that some calls meet only deaf ears. There can be various reasons. One of them surely is the situation here. Therefore it is important for us to mention briefly the context of anarchism in Czech.
FAI/IRF Poetry of Fire Cell
Solidarity with hungerstrikers
Solidarity with the anarchists of praxis
For diffusion of theory and praxis of the Black International
Long live FAI/IRF
Project Phoenix 2015 „Lets destroy Repression“
Tags: "Let's destroy repression" - 2015, Arson, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Czech Republic, Fuck the Police, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Olomouc, Phoenix Project
Posted in Direct Action
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Todo en las ciudades esta diseñado para promover y perpetuar el constante flujo de mercancía, humana y de la otra. Millones de pesos se invierten en remodelaciones de estaciones de trenes e inauguraciones de otras, en construcción y mantenimiento de rutas, en mecanismos tecnológicos de control y represión, en recursos para lxs sirvientes armadxs al servicio del poder. Pensando en esto es que el día de hoy
buscamos sabotear aunque sea por un instante el normal funcionamiento de los engranajes que sostienen la estructura de dominación, atacando el tramo que une las vías de Floresta con Villa Luro mediante un artefacto incendiario/explosivo.
No entraremos en el juego de que con estas acciones perjudicamos solo a lxs trabajadorxs. Hoy lo importante fue romper la normalidad asfixiante aprobada por la inmensa mayoría de la sociedad policial.
¡En directa solidaridad y complicidad con nuestrxs hermanxs de la Conspiración de las Células del Fuego que se encuentran en huelga de hambre en las prisiones griegas desde el 2 de marzo pasado, exigiendo la inmediata liberación de su entorno mas próximo! Se hace urgente accionar pues el estado de nuestrxs compañerxs es grave, prueba suficiente es que 6 de ellxs se encuentran en el hospital. ¡Solidaridad con Angeliki y con lxs demás huelguistas!
¡Fuerza a lxs compañerxs de Chile en este nuevo aniversario del Día del Joven Combatiente. Extendamos los disturbios por todas partes!
Concretemos las venganzas de lxs muertxs, presxs y torturadxs por luchar contra el putrefacto estado Argentino…
Circulo del Fuego
Convocatoria: Frente a la Sociedad Carcelaria, Ni Silencio, Ni Olvido, Solo Lucha!! 10-20/4/2015 ($hile)
Friday, March 27th, 2015
CONVOCATORIA: FRENTE A LA SOCIEDAD CARCELARIA, NI SILENCIO, NI OLVIDO, SOLO LUCHA!!
* A todxs nuestrxs hermanxs, compañerxs, afectos y amores.
*A las complicidades multiformes del mundo entero que atacan el presente de explotación y miseria, de dominio, capital y muerte.
* A todxs los prisionerxs subversivxs, autónomos, libertarixs, revolucionarixs, antiautoritarixs que no niegan sus vínculos ni convixiones y resisten diaria y dignamente no tan solo en palabras sino que en concretas axiones.
“Quien teme a la libertad siente orgullo de ser esclavo”
La lucha contra el poder de la dominación y la totalidad de los dispositivos simbólicos, subjetivos, tangibles y valóricos que lo sustentan y sostienen requiere, ante todo, de aquella decisión individual, radical e inquebrantable de llevar la tensión a todos los espacios de la vida, haciendo de esta un continuo camino de liberación. Claro está que llegar a este convencimiento, decisión, opción implica un proceso que cada cual vive de manera única e irrepetible según el contexto y las circunstancias en que hemos abierto los ojos para luchar. Caminar hacia la emancipación como principio rector para la destruxión de la sociedad de clases no es un proceso instantáneo ni en solitario, aún siendo individual, en el encuentro de las ideas vamos construyendo vínculos que nos van hermanando en la práctica, generando puntos de afinidad, incluso, con mentes conscientes que directamente no conocemos pero con quienes vamos articulando un camino común. (more…)
Friday, March 27th, 2015
Every phrase written on the gray walls of the dead cities, every solidarity banner, every punch with brass knuckles to the face, every theft, every car set on fire, every destroyed ATM, every blasphemy, is blackmailing the world of Power and civilization, against each representative and servant of system and keeps alive the spirit and pushes it forward. Spirit of individual armed revolt in a never ending war against Authority… Now is time when free individuals – men and women – take decisions which overcome the fear of death.
Strength to the imprisoned members of CCF and to all the imprisoned anarchists of action around the world.
Long live armed anarchy FAI / IRF
Tags: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Czech Republic, Greece, Hunger Strike, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity
Posted in Direct Action
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
INTERNATIONAL CALL for revolutionary solidarity with the political prisoners on hunger strike since 2nd of March in Greece
At the present moment, the imprisoned anarchists, members of DAK (Network of imprisoned social fighters), A. Stamboulos, A. Theofilou, G. Karagianidis, D. Politis, F. Charisis, A. Dalios, D. Mpourzoukos, G. Sarafoudis, G. Michailidis, the members of the “Revolutionary Struggle” N. Maziotis and K. Gournas, the member of “17th of November” D. Koufontinas, a number of Turkish political prisoners and the prisoners G. Sofianidis and M. S. Eltsibach, are on a hunger strike, fighting against the repressive legal state of exception which has been established by the Greek state since the beginning of 2000.
Starting 2nd of March, along with the comrades outside the prison walls, we commenced a struggle for the abolition of Type C high security prisons, the abolition of the “anti-terrorist” law, the abolition of the “hoodlaw”, the radical change in the process of taking and identification of DNA samples, the release of the seriously sick member of 17N, S. Ksiros.
Our struggle for the fulfillment of these demands is a struggle against the core of the state of emergency. It is a struggle against the core of the new totalitarianism which has been enforced by the state of Greece, as well as by the rest of the states globally.
*Recognizing the fact that the nexus of dominance’s designs transcends the narrow geographic borders of national states, we call all the comrades to support our fight.*
*We call all comrades to act in solidarity on the 1st of April, sending a message of revolutionary unity.*
VICTORY TO THE STRUGGLE OF THE HUNGER STRIKERS
IMMEDIATE FULFILLMENT OF ALL THE DEMANDS
FOR THE ABOLITION OF STATE AND CAPITALISM
DAK (Network of imprisoned social fighters)
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
An evening event was organized on Monday, March 16 in Brussels by the “Initiative for solidarity with the Greece that resists” with the presence of a Greek politician (not the Syriza MP as announced but Epaminondas Marias, from the rightist party of the “Independent Greeks” – ANEL). Members of Secours Rouge/Red Aid intervened by speaking out, with leaflet distribution and deployment of a support banner for the demands of the Greek political prisoners on hunger strike (abolition of special repression laws, isolation prisons (Type C) and the release of Savvas Xiros, member of 17 November).
Santiago: Street intervention of agitation and solidarity / Intervención callejera de agitación y solidaridad ($hile)
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Night of propaganda and agitation for a new March 29 (“Day of the young combatant”) and with messages of militant solidarity with our comrades in struggle within the prisons.
From the dignity of companero Juan Flores who was hit by prison-guards a few days ago in Chile, to the hunger strikes carried out by comrades of CCF and other comrades in Greece, to Jose Antunez and Javier Guerrero in Spain, through to the agitation and punishment in prisons in Italy against anarchist prisoners, our actions spread one international language: MEMORY, SOLIDARITY AND FIGHTING POWER.
No prison can stop the struggle for total liberation !!!
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
Enmarcado en las distintas huelgas de hambre que se llevan al interior de las prisiones griegas desde el 02 de Marzo del 2015, expresamos, como mínimo gesto, nuestra solidaridad con propaganda por las calles de Santiago.
Solidarizamos incondicionalmente con todxs lxs compañerxs en prisión que continúan en guerra adentro de las cárceles, sin arrepentirse ni un milímetro de sus decisiones buscando expandir la ofensiva en su actual condición de rehén.
Hoy, distintos prisioneros se han levantado en huelga de hambre contra los avances represivos, incluyendo las cárceles tipo-C. Por su parte lxs compañeros de la Conspiración de Células del Fuego-célula en prisión al igual que la compañera recientemente detenida Angeliki Spyropoulou, han iniciado una huelga de hambre hasta la muerte exigiendo la liberación de sus familiares y amigos, encarcelados como parte de la reciente estrategia de venganza Estatal. (more…)
Santiago: Ataque a módulo de venta de seguros de la empresa Penta / Attack against a branch of the Penta Security group (Chile)
Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
En nuestro contexto histórico actual, el poder global y local se plasma en numerosos engranajes destinados al control social para la reproducción de las relaciones de dominación y sumisión.
Desde los grandes complejos industriales hasta la tecnología inserta en la cotidianidad de la persona, la recolección de datos a través de las “redes sociales” y la promoción de la ideología de la “seguridad”, el poder se preocupa de tener en sus manos la capacidad de mantenerlo todo bajo su control para mantener el orden sustentado en privilegios, riquezas y opresión. (more…)
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.
Why is Alexander Kolchenko in jail?
Alexander, who has undeniably proved his antifascist stance over many years, is facing preposterous accusations of belonging to “Right Sector”, a radical Ukrainian right-wing organization, whose real role in Ukrainian events is blown out of proportion by Russian official propaganda.
In modern Russia any activist — left-wing, anarchist or liberal — can be slandered as a member or sympathizer of “Right Sector”. This situation is comparable to the hunt for nonexistent “Trotskyists” under Stalin, or the McCarthy witch-hunt for communists. Putin’s authoritarian and nationalist regime, which uses in its propaganda everything from religious prejudices and conspiracy theories to outright racism, shamelessly steals “antifascist” rhetoric. And yet anyone who is considered bothersome is called a “fascist”, even if he/she stands on the opposite side of the political spectrum. (more…)