Posts Tagged ‘International Solidarity’
Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Update: Luciano has awoken from the coma.
Received from ArdoMoyana Records:
Sisters and brothers, painfully and ever alert to the developments of Luciano’s condition, we can’t sit idly. We make a call to show solidarity in every way possible with Luciano. That’s why we designed these posters*, to call for solidarity without limits.
We take advantage of telling you that Luciano NOT LOST HIS EYES. He has been seriously injured, but has not gone blind. (more…)
Sunday, May 29th, 2011
The 23rd of May, at 2am, we set off an explosive device in the branch of BBVA-Bancomer located at Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza and Agua Caliente in the Iztacalda Delegación of Mexico City.
The target chosen is not accidental. This bank, Spanish in origin, is the second largest bank in Latin America and the first in management of pensions and securities. These are some of their “corporate responsibility” strategies: fomenting military conflict in the world by financing armament companies and armament trade, financing of cluster bombs (used by Gadafi to bombard Misrata in Libya), laundering drug trafficking money, financing of highly polluting projects (the Heavy Crude Pipeline (OCP) in Ecuador, Gasyrg pipeline in Bolivia, ENCE mega-papermill in Uruguay and financing of open-pit mining in Chile and Peru), financing of Repsol YPF and Iberdrola (which product energy in part from fossil fuels) contributing thus to CO2 emissions and climate change.
Although Mr. Mancera labors to disqualify this morning’s action, speaking of hooligan youth with their faces covered, through this communique we want to say that we have motives for attacking these symbols of capital. In the face of what we consider strategies of extermination, we will respond with fire until the last of these neocolonial companies disappears from this country and from the world.
We claim this action as a form of solidarity with our imprisoned comrades in Chile. With this action we also remember compañero Mauricio Morales who fell dead when an explosive device went off that was to be used against the School of the Gendarmería.
Solidarity knows no borders. Nor does insurrectional action.
For the destruction of the capitalist system
For the freedom of the 14 political prisoners of $hile
For the freedom of our imprisoned Mexican comrades Adrián Magdaleno and Braulio Durán
For the freedom of our imprisoned comrades in Greece, Belarus and EU
In memory of Mauricio Morales and Patricia Heras
CRIA (Insurrectional Anarchist Revolutionary Cell)
Tags: 14/14, Adrián Magdaleno, BBVA-Bancomer, Braulio Durán, Chile, CRIA (Insurrectional Anarchist Revolutionary Cell), International Solidarity, Mauricio Morales, Mexico, Mexico City, Patricia Heras
Posted in Direct Action
June 11 International Day of Solidarity with Marie, Eric and Long-term Anarchist prisoners (USA, Global)
Saturday, May 28th, 2011
Received from the USA collective June 11th Solidarity. In this time of ecological collapse and social repression let’s show solidarity with our prisoners of resistance, who have paid a high price for their ideals, as well as all those who deny to legitimate the demands of authority, – it’s time to attack again the concepts, symbols and structures of the cruel and exploitative capitalist system.
June 11th Reminder and Event Suggestions
May 27, 2011
The Day for Solidarity with Long-term Anarchist Prisoners is now two weeks away. June 11th is an open invitation to demonstrate support for Marie Mason and Eric McDavid, who are each serving 20 years. This date provides an opportunity to build links of affinity and solidarity towards the destruction of the prisons and prison-society. (more…)
Saturday, May 28th, 2011
26 May 2011
“Montreal, Quebec. On the night of May 26, the cars in a police parking lot on rue Dollard were attacked with paint stripper. We refuse to be complacent in the misery around us. The police are an occupying army in our streets and any act to further remove them from our lives warms our hearts.
Much love to Theofilos Mavropoulos and prisoners everywhere, both inside and out, fighting for freedom.
Onward the struggle.”
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
16 May 2011
“On Monday, May 16th a dozen people created a disruption at the Greek consulate in downtown Montreal located at 1002 Sherbrooke West on the 26th floor. We entered the office chanting slogans of solidarity to anarchists and immigrants facing heavy repression at the hands of the Greek state and organized fascists. Furniture and plants were overturned and hundreds of fliers were scattered. One office employee attempted to detain a comrade but failed. Outside people displayed a banner stating “(A) Flics-Porcs-Assassins, Solidarité contre la reprèssion d’État en Grèce” and handed out fliers.”
Text from the flier:
In Athens, Greece, during a general strike on May 11th against extensive economic restructuring led by the IMF, the repressive forces of the Greek state brutally attacked the strike demo. Dozens were hospitalized and one man was so severely beaten he fell into a deep coma and is on life support.
In addition, a Greek man was killed on May 10th in a largely immigrant district, triggering a police-sponsored fascist pogrom that is still taking place in the immigrant neighborhoods. Immigrants had their car windows smashed out while they were driving, many have been beaten on the street, a Pakistani family had their house fire-bombed, and a 21 year old immigrant was murdered by fascists. The police have been directly sponsoring and protecting this racist terror and have also cooperatively attacked anarchist social spaces which have been showing direct solidarity to the migrants by physically confronting this fascist pogrom in the streets.
In times of economic crisis, immigrant populations are often used as scapegoats as an outlet for people’s frustrations with austerity measures. Such racist and nationalist ideologies have always served to prevent solidarity between immigrants and those “native-born” exploited who persist in the delusion that they have more in common with the masters who exploit them.
In Canada, with a different intensity but following the same logic, immigrants are swept off the streets, jailed, and deported according to the needs of capitalism and social control. The raids, border walls, and detention centers serve to terrorize all immigrants into accepting their current conditions, just as prisons and police terrorize everyone into accepting the current order.
Here, like elsewhere, resistance movements that pose a threat to the continuation of capitalism find themselves necessarily in conflict with the police. As anarchists, we want to destroy police, prisons and the world of exploitation that creates them, which steals away the capacity to create our lives on our own terms.
Cops, Pigs, Murderers
Solidarity with anarchists & immigrants in Greece.
Let’s destroy the repressive machine wielded against all of us.
À Athènes, en Grèce, pendant la grève générale qui eut lieu le 11 mai contre les nouvelles mesures de restructuration économique amorcées par le FMI (fond monétaire international), les forces répressives de l’État ont brutalement attaqué la manifestation de grévistes. Alors qu’une douzaine d’entre eux furent hospitalisés, un homme ayant été sévèrement battu est présentement dans un coma profond.
En plus de cela, le 10 mai, un homme a été tué dans un quartier ou vivent une large proportion d’immigrant. Cela a déclenché des émeutes de fascistes desquelles les forces policières sont complices. Les émeutes ont lieu en ce moment même, dans ce quartier d’immigrants. Des immigrants habitant ce quartier eurent leur vitres de voiture éclatés alors qu’ils étaient en train de conduire, plusieurs d’entre eux se sont fait battre en pleine rue, une bombe a fait sauter la maison d’une famille de pakistanais et un jeune homme de 21 ans, immigrant, a été tué par des fascistes. La police a non seulement activement appuyé et protégé ces actes de terreur raciste mais elle a aussi coopéré à attaquer un centre social anarchiste qui démontrait sa solidarité avec les immigrants en confrontant physiquement les fascistes dans les rues.
En temps de crise économique, les populations immigrantes sont souvent utilisées comme bouc-émissaire ou comme exutoire de frustrations. Des frustrations qui sont créées par la pauvreté et la sous-employabilité.
On met la faute sur les immigrants en les accusant de voler les emplois des ”citoyens” alors qu’en réalité, la sous-employabilité et provoquée par les mesures d’austérités. Des idées racistes et nationalistes comme celles-ci ont toujours servies à briser la solidarité qui pourrait potentiellement se construire entre les immigrant et les travailleurs natifs du pays qui sont aussi exploités. Ces derniers persistent à croire qu’ils ont plus en commun avec les maîtres qui les exploitent.
Au Canada, avec une autre intensité mais s’inscrivant dans la même logique, les immigrants se font éliminer du paysage urbain. Soit on les ghettoise, soit on les emprisonne pour ensuite les déporter selon les besoins du capital qui a un pouvoir de contrôle social.
Les rafles, les contrôles aux frontières et les centres de détention sont des dispositifs en place qui servent à terroriser les immigrants afin qu’ils acceptent leurs conditions, tout comme les prisons et les flics qui amènent chacun à craindre. Ce sont entre autre ces dispositifs qui permettent à l’ordre de perdurer tel qu’il est.
Ici, comme ailleurs, les mouvements de résistance qui menacent le capital se retrouvent inévitablement en conflit avec les flics. En tant qu’anarchistes, nous voulons détruire la police, les prisons et le monde d’exploitation qui les fabrique et qui nous vole notre capacité de créer nos vies selon nos propres bases.
FLICS, PORCS, ASSASSINS,
en solidarité avec les anarchistes et les immigrants en Grèce,
détruisons la machine répressive qui s’exerce contre nous tous.
A small contribution of the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire about Solidarity (Greece)
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
A small contribution of the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire about Solidarity.
Until the day comes we will remain with the head held high….
1. Solidarity is our weapon.
Many things have been written and said about solidarity. Usually when there have been so many discussions and so many texts have circulated on a matter, it ends up trite, predictable and without any particular interest. It seems as if its content has run out and it’s constantly being repeated.
We believe there are no trite practices, but trite ways of thinking. Particularly today, in the suspicious days we are living in, with the dozens of imprisoned urban guerrillas and anarchists, we should sharpen the blade of solidarity and remove it from its repeated stereotypes that confine us within the nefarious cycle of “freedom to whichever comrade”. (more…)
Tags: Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Damianos Bolano, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Polydoros, Greece, Haris Hadjimichelakis, International Solidarity, Letter, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Olga Oikonomidou, Panagiotis Argyrou
Posted in Prison Struggle
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
27 April 2011
“It doesn’t matter that you never reach the skies.
The most important things is that you never should stop dreaming about it.”
At night, 27.04, we carried out a small symbolic action of solidarity using paint bombs. We attacked the bank which is placed about 100 meters from a police station. Through this action we want to express our Solidarity and respect to each anarchist political prisoner, especially in Greece and Chile. Those who hold heavy consequences of their own political choices with pride and honour and do not bend under prison repression. Those who probably suffer painful tension between their family life and the rebel way which they decided to follow.
We also took this action to celebrate May Day, instead of powerless manifestations of own weakness by marching in small groups of activists on Polish streets that day.
We refuse the realities of life in this country, where gloomy patriotic-Catholic tradition teaches people to see enemies in other neighboring nations instead of in the capitalist elite, which rules everyday life. We don’t care about the catastrophe in Smolensk and hysteria of masses who despair that they lost their lords.
Unemployment or work, which makes you more unhappy? – or even worse: you feel happy when you can pay rent, bills and food. Work-emigration of thousands of young people who are forced to look for a way to survive, lack of money in the public sector and at the same moment the government transfers money to the Polish Army which occupies the Arab world (Iraq, Afghanistan) – this is really a fucking catastrophe and misery of this system – the colorful, empty bubble. The existential emptiness, lack of generational identity and lack of life purpose are suppressed by alcohol, drugs, television celebrities and thoughtless fun.
We oppose Pope Wojtyla (so-called “John Paul II”) beatification which will take place on May 1st. This is an attempt to steal this important date. Wojtyla, this guy, with golden rings, helped to destroy the revolutionary movement of liberation theology and he was doing this alongside with Latin American regimes. He was also silent on church pedophilia, blocked the reforms within Catholic church and was a political friend of working class enemies like Reagan and Thatcher.
We wish more courage to the comrades who have a policeman inside theirs heads, which does not allow them to take radical actions, even when that doesn’t mean serious risk.
We send greetings to our comrades from Silesia in Poland, who as a first in this country made a small Solidarity action with Cells of Fire prisoners.
SOLIDARITY WITH CONSPIRACY CELLS OF FIRE, REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE AND THE URBAN GUERRILLAS !
SOLIDARITY WITH TENANTS PROTESTS IN POLAND !
FIRE TO THE PRISONS !
1st of May solidarity group
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
The night of April 18 to 19 we attacked the Italian consulate in Barcelona, located at Carrer Mallorca 270, with a molotov cocktail.
This gesture is intended as a cry of solidarity to the comrades of Bologna and Ferrara affected by repression, an act of proximity and complicity with the arrested, the raided, the suspects.
We will never stop supporting any struggle which aims at a world without borders, police, states and jails.
‘Cause the real terrorist is not the one who fights for freedom and against barbarism, but those who march under the wing of the law, bomb, kill, rape and lock up.
THE TERRORIST IS THE STATE
“Freedom is not to be told, it is a blind condition, it refuses to be put in writing”
FREEDOM FOR STEFI, ANNA, MARTIN, ROBERT, NICU
“Individualist solidarity is, in any place, out of place” (Fuoriluogo).
Friday, April 29th, 2011
A banner was opened that read FREEDOM TO THE ANARCHIST COMRADES IN CHILE, ACCUSED IN THE “CASO BOMBAS” ON HUNGER STRIKE SINCE 21/2/11-. Some went into the embassy and threw flyers into most offices and entrance area while screaming IMMEDIATE FREEDOM TO THE CHILEAN ANARCHISTS ACCUSED IN THE CASO BOMBAS CASE!. Fliers were also given to passersby and workers in hard hats on the scaffolding of a building opposite, who broke into a shout of FREEDOM! with fists raised (for them it was a bit of a joke) along with the comrades.
Staying outside with the banner raised for a while, after a pointless (obviously) talk with the ambassador we walked down the street with the banner and did a lightening demo through Scotland yard and Westminster Abbey area, past the media of the world to give them a nice backdrop for their interviews of followers/slaves of the monarchy camped out to await the royal circus on Friday, throwing fliers behind us.
After that we all went our separate ways.
FREEDOM TO ALL IMPRISONED FIGHTERS
DESTROY ALL PRISONS
Random anarchists in London
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
21 April 2011
“On the afternoon of Thursday the 21st of April 2011 we visited the Indonesian Embassy in London, UK to deliver a letter to the Indonesian Government in Jakarta. This was done in solidarity with the people of Kulon Progo, whose lives and land are threatened by the Iron Sands Mining Project being carried out by the Australian Mining Company PT Indomine and the Indonesian State. We also visited the London offices of the Anglo Pacific Group round the corner in Mayfair to deliver the same letter to be sent to Indonesia and Australia. Anglo Pacific Group holds royalties in PT Indomine.
Monday, April 25th, 2011
April 25 2011
“Around 3am on April 25 we paid a visit to SANTANDER BANK in Tooting High Road, South London.
STONES TO THE WINDOW AND SLOGAN – FREEDOM TO THE CHILEAN ANARCHISTS!”
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
19 April 2011
“In the early hours of this morning a G4S vehicle was set on fire in North Nottingham. A container of petrol was poured on the bonnet and a match was tossed. As we fled the scene we remembered our friends who have been detained, deported, tortured and murdered by Group 4.
This was not an act of bravery, nor was it enough to avenge all those who have who have been tormented by the prison machine. It was however a sign of our intent. A sign that we will not accept this society as the way things have to be.
The struggle against social control is something we must participate in, and to do that we must attack those that participate in the maintenance of society. Whether these attacks are large or small they are what we must do to stay true to ourselves and our desire for a society without domination.
G4S have profited, and will continue to profit from the prison society which is an attack on the marginalised, the working class, the “non-white”, in fact on all of us who are not part of the elite. So Fuck G4S, fuck all those who seek to, or profit from the imprisonment of our friends, the oppression of our families and the attempt to control us. We will not be controlled, we will attack again and again, because we are filled with love, compassion and pure unadulterated rage.
Thursday, April 14th, 2011
It’s been 7 months now since the “case of arsons” was started in Belarus.
All this time our friends and comrades have been held behind the bars. Having started with random detentions of activists of radically different political views in September last year, the case is finally coming to an end – it is being brought to trial. At the moment 7 people targeted in the investigation of “the anarchists’ case” are staying under arrest. (more…)
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Jock Palfreeman is a 23 year old Australian, who lived in Bristol (UK) for some time, and on the 27th of December 2007, had the courage to stand up against 16 fascist hooligans on a night out in Sofia, Bulgaria. He witnessed the fascists chasing and attacking two young Roma boys. Jock ran to the boys’ aid, he did his best to keep the fascists at bay by waving a knife at them but they attacked him. Jock was left with nowhere to run and had no choice but to defend himself. Andrey Monov, one of the racist gang, was stabbed and killed and another, Anton Zahariev was injured. The Roma boys ran away. (more…)
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
This April 14th to the 21st has been chosen as a week of agitation and propaganda for the immediate freedom of the 14 Chilean anarchists arrested on August 14th 2010. The arrests were a culmination of raids under what is being called the “Bombs Case”. The arrested anarchists are accused of placing or being implicit in dozen of bombs set off in the greater Santiago area for the past couple years. They are being charged under the dictatorship era Anti-Terrorist Law. They are charged with “illicit association” as well. Ten of the arrested comrades have been imprisoned since August 14th, culminating now to almost 8 months of jail time, also 9 of the 10 have been on hunger strike since February 21, 2011. (more…)