Posts Tagged ‘Mexico City’
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.
Mexico City: Explosive Attack Against the Heroic Military Academy by Ocotl Anarchist Group / FAI (Mexico)
Sunday, November 5th, 2017
On the night of November 2nd in Mexico, we decided to take action against Gate 1 of the Heroic Military Academy with a homemade explosive device in order to begin a campaign of imaginative sabotage against all instances of the State to demand the release of anarchist prisoners in Me$$ico and around the world and to invite individuals and collectives to participate in this upcoming Black November.
For the fall of all regimes!
For the release of all human and non-human animals!
To burn all the instances of the State-Capital!
Freedom for Luis Fernando Barcenas!
While there is misery there will be rebellion.
Ocotl Anarchist Group / FAI
PS: Today is the day when witches come out to make mischief.
via Coordinadora Estudiantil Anarquista, translated by Insurrection News
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
IN RESPONSE to the call for action in solidarity with the anarchists of the Aachen case, on April 16, 2017, at approximately 01:30AM we placed an explosive device that detonated at the facilities of the oil company EXXON in Mexico City, located at North 59, Vallejo Industrial Colony.
EXXON is an oil and chemical corporation based in Texas, USA which constitutes in itself a complete criminal, murderous, genocidal, ecocidal state. It’s long and devastating history has spared no bloodshed with death, torture and exploitation wherever it’s tentacles reach. And then, when the cries of the massacres they cause are silent, they dig the graves with exactly the same machines they use to suck the sweat of the Earth and human beings.
But now it is their turn. Take our offering of hatred and rage! …Because nobody is untouchable! Because we are not intimidated by the heavy silence that you have imposed on your crimes based on fear and violence, and we are not intimidated by the premiere of your Secretary of State… (more…)
Tags: Aachen, ExxonMobil, For the spread of cells of the Informal Feminist Commando of Anti-authoritarian Action (COFIAA), International Solidarity, Mexico, Mexico City, Pola Roupa, Sabotage
Posted in Direct Action
Monday, April 24th, 2017
Responding to the international call for actions in solidarity with the compañerxs accused of robbery in Aachen, Germany, we placed an explosive device with a little more than one kilo of black powder at a Citibanamex branch located on Eje 10 [in Mexico City] at 2:30am on April 20.
We repeated the action carried out a couple months ago by compañerxs from the Night Cats and Evil Sorcerers Incendiary Cell. Upon seeing they’d rebuilt the branch after the compas’ attack, we decided to help them redecorate it. (more…)
Mexico City: Explosive-incendiary attack in solidarity with the prisoners in Aachen, Germany (Mexico)
Friday, February 10th, 2017
Mexico City: Explosive-incendiary attack in solidarity with the prisoners in Aachen
Reasons to fight, we have plenty. We have taken into account the need to act directly against Capital, every time we find more reasons to continue fighting. A few weeks ago for example some comrades were accused of armed robbery in Aachen, Germany; and understanding the bureaucratic process of the ‘legitimate justice’ of the bourgeoisie, they were deprived of freedom. We must not forget, as has already been mentioned in these spaces of diffusion, that expropriation is a just, direct action and part of the history of every revolutionary movement. Emphasizing the slogan: “What crime is it to expropriate or set fire to a bank compared to founding it?” (more…)
Tags: Aachen, Arson, CitiBanamex, Fernando Barcenas Castillo, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Luis Fernando Sotelo, Mexico, Mexico City, Night Cats & Evil Sorcerers Incendiary Cell FAI-FRI, Sabotage
Posted in Direct Action
Sunday, June 19th, 2016
WE WANT TO COMMUNICATE THE DESTRUCTION OF 13 TELEPHONE BOOTHS OF THE COMPANY TELMEX. TEXLMEX IS A COMPANY THAT IS BUILDING FEDERAL PRISONS IN MEXICO. CARLOS SLIM IS ALSO AN OWNER OF OTHER COMPANIES THAT ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE “FAST TRAIN MEXICO-TOLUCA” THAT IS DESTROYING FORESTS AND AQUIFERS. THE SABOTAGE WAS REALIZED THE NIGHT OF JUNE 17 IN CIUDAD NEZAHUALCOYOTL, MEXICO DF.
THIS SABOTAGE IS IN SOLIDARITY WITH RIOTING PRISIONERS IN BARRIENTOS PRISON. IT IS IN SUPPORT OF COMPAS WHO ARE FUGITIVES IN MEXICO: CHIVO, TRIPA AND “COBI”. AND FOR THE COMPA GUSTAVO R. AND FOR DESTRUCTION OF THE PRISONS.
FIRE TO THE COMPANIES THAT ARE BUILDING PRISONS!
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Sábado 14 de Mayo 2016
*Charla sobre situación de presxs en estado Griego
*Enlace telefónico con compañeros presos en Korydallos Grecia
*Charla con familiares de Fernando Barcenas
*Presentación de publicación anticarcelaria “El Anticarcelero”
*Corto informativo sobre compañerxs represaliados en Bélgica
*Música en vivo
En Biblioteca Social Reconstruir
Calle Godard #20, Colonia Guadalupe Victoria, Metro “La Raza”
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
The Federal Public Ministry could not prove their claim that the comrade is drug dealer, so the judge had to change the charge of crimes against health in selling arrangement to simple possession of narcotics, crime considered not serious so a bail was set.
This morning the bail required for release of comrade Yorch was paid. Now it’s about time to leave the maximum security prison of Hermosillo. The process continuous, although now he will face it outside the prison.
Surely this shows clearly the gross farce that the State intends to create by arresting Yorch and although it seems that they failed to build it they continue in their efforts hand to hand with the mass media: today newspapers announced that the PGR will appeal this decision and maybe our comrade will not be released
We are not surprised. We know that the campaign against the anarchist movement will continue and we know that one of the goals of this campaign is to evict the Okupa Che squat.
In response we can only continue to extend the solidarity!
Anarchist Black Cross Mexico
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
From ABC Mexico:
On the night of Wednesday, February 24, Jorge Emilio Muñoz Esquivel, George or “Yorsh” was arrested outside the university campus in Mexico City. Then he was accused of drug dealing by the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR). The official version was repeated ad nauseam by all government media (starting with La Jornada and ending the UNAM’s own dean’s office). When Jorge briefly left university campus that night to accompany some friends who were leaving, he was not carrying anything: no backpack, probably no sweater or jacket, because he planned to return quickly. The so-called “load” of drugs the PGR charged him with, either never existed or was planted on him on the way to their offices after being kidnapped.
Jorge is not a university student. He is neither an academic nor administrative employee of the UNAM. He has no “account number”, receives no scholarship or paycheck every payday.
He does not belong to any professors’ association nor is he an enrolled researcher with any level of the National System of Researchers (SNI). He does not got to any classroom, cubicle or institute. He doesn’t check a timecard, nor does he have a union. He does not pay any fees to the Office of University Heritage or to the Board of Trustees for the use of a vending stand. He is not the beneficiary of any university, local or federal government program, nor is he backed by any official NGOs. (more…)
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
In the last few years, we have seen how the escalation of repression has intensified around the libertarian and anarchist movement through the strategies used here in Mexico City: Setting very high bond amounts, and applying the same package of charges, always aggravated, without giving much importance to the specific situation, but rather to what the State dictates.
Persecution and finger-pointing in the media as a basic element of their set-up: Noting the names of groups of people or spaces (whether they exist or not), making up relationships that really don’t exist, comparing everyone and everything from a vertical point of view, trying fit us into a schematic of leadership. Of course, this demonstrates a deep ignorance and/or contempt for anarchist ideas, which have nothing to do with this kind of hierarchical logic.
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
A gesture of solidarity…
On the night of October 12th we used stones, slingshots and Molotov cocktails to sabotage two banking entities in Iztapalapa delegation of Mexico City.
Revolutionary solidarity is how we also show our support to the imprisoned comrades on hunger strike since the 1st [until the 17th] of October by attacking those responsible for this miserable everyday living. It is our response to the harassment of the comrades by guards, physicians and the staff of penitentiary institutions. So ours is a target easily identifiable and relatable to domination.
The insurrectionary anarchist perspective goes beyond the fetishism of fire or weapons. Our approach to anarchy is a struggle that has no interest in being a televised spectacle, nor need for “self-promotion” due to lack of promotion by the State. So ours is a simple and direct communication that corresponds to the requirement of the moment concerning the striking comrades; a simple and easily reproducible means.
The insurrectionary anarchist perspective is a method, often suitable for the generalization of individual and social conflict that subverts the normalcy. For insurrection as many other forms (and in their entirety) open up possibilities for a veritable revolution. An anarchist method for radical and profound change.
No mediation or dialogues with the State and the Capital!
For the struggle against all kinds of power, including the so-called Popular Power that is being sold to us as autonomy!
Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
“If you asked me what prison is, I would answer without a doubt that it is a wasteland of defined social-economic plans, where they throw all those individuals that bother them within society: this is why prison mainly houses mainly poor people” Xose Tarrio
“A movement that forgets its hostages is condemned to fail” Harold Tobson
As of October 1st, comrades Mario Gonzalez, Carlos Lopez ‘El Chivo’, Fernando Barcenas and Abraham Cortez, imprisoned in different prisons in Mexico City, are carrying out a hunger strike indefinitely.
Four days in to the hunger strike, we make a call for solidarity to the struggle that the comrades are carrying out, fighting the society of incarceration in its heart. (more…)
Mexico City: New charges against anarchists Amélie, Fallon and Carlos, imprisoned since January 5th, 2014 (Mexico)
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
On the morning of May 16th, comrades Amélie and Fallon were notified that they would be taken to the Reclusorio Sur (Mexico City’s Southern Penitentiary) to testify on new charges under federal order.
At around 8am, both were transferred to the court, where they met comrade Carlos.
After waiting almost all morning, they were finally informed that an arrest warrant was executed for the offense of damage to others’ property, in the form of “arson in a building with some person inside.” The three comrades did not make a statement, and once the hearing was over, they were brought back to the prisons where they’re being held since February 2014 (Carlos to the Reclusorio Oriente, Amélie and Fallon to Santa Martha), after having spent 40 days in federal custody through the arraignment procedure. (more…)
"Antagonistic violence: Approaches to the armed struggle in urban environments from an anarchist perspective" by Gustavo Rodriguez (Mexico)
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
Newly translated text from comrade Gustavo Rodriguez, which was an introductory text for a debate in Mexico about antagonistic violence, that happened in October 2011.
From Flying Theory.
Tags: 1st of May Group, 2nd June Movement, Abraham Guillén, Angry Brigade, Antagonistic violence, Azione Rivoluzionaria, Carlos Marighella, Centre of Anarchist Information (CEDIA), Flying Theory, Gustavo Rodriguez, Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI), Insurrection, International Revolutionary Solidarity Movement (MSRI), Internationalist Groups of Revolutionary Action (GARI), Mexico, Mexico City, Movimiento Iberico de Liberacion (MIL), Red Army Faction (RAF), Red Brigades, Repression, Revolutionary Cells (RZ), Weather Underground
Posted in Library
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
Mario “Tripa” Lopez is an injured anarchist imprisoned in Mexico after being accidentally harmed by an incendiary device he was carrying.
Watching the latest news on TV and in the printed media, I have been able to see a series of events which, if we see them as an isolated manner could seem insignificant, but when seen as a whole, from the view of a conflict – even given the political discrepancies- we are met with a wider panorama of a social war in course, of a conflict which advances and that each time control seems to slip through the state´s fingers just that little bit more.
Starting with a news item from last Thursday, if I’m not mistaken, when a group of encapuchadxs1 stormed the representation of the state of Michoacán in Mexico City and occupied their offices for an amount of time.2 Last week a group of approximately fifty hooded people with cohetones3 blockaded Insurgentes Avenue, around the La Bombilla park, a clash with the police ensued and it was transmitted live and direct. One week before of all this, the news talked of clashes between Federal and State police and the normalistas4 in various points in Michoacán, who from some time ago have carried out blockades and taken buses by force as a pressure strategy. The images that were transmitted showed the clashes, with tear gas being thrown from one side and molotovs from the other. There were many buses burnt in the process.5
Also there were two police cars burnt and more than 100 detained, of which only eight were imprisoned; before this there was a report of three police cars burnt throughout various points in Mexicali, Baja California, seemingly with Molotov cocktails.6 In September, the news spoke of the actions which happened during the week of solidarity with prisoners of the Social War. In their reports they noted some of the communiqués, explicitly speaking about the actions – police cars burnt, banks bombed, attacks with firearms against the police etc. – that were lead in “protest” against the imprisonment of anarchists in Mexico and other countries. It also mentioned that these actions represent a response to acts considered “repressive” against a supposed network of international anarchist terrorism.
This response, by what is understood, was at an international level, which represents an indisputable qualitative growth in the fight against Power. A necessary response to the government´s offenses against the anarchists, nihilists, libertarians, fighters and social rebels who represent in some form a danger for Power and for the societies based on their norms and values. An anti-authoritarian response which transmits much strength, energy and support.
Now, the governor of Michoacán is trying to make us believe that the so-called (by him) “ultra radicals” aren´t residents of the state, but instead people belonging to groups outside of Michoacán and the normalista schools. According to him they are militants of opposing political parties as part of social groups, or “ultra radical elements” from Mexico City or belonging to the group denominated “Tenochtitlan” (the same “ultra-radicals” from Mexico City belonging to this inexistent group that are said to have attacked the offices of the Federal Commission of Electricity with explosives? Actions which they are trying to accuse me of?) Or do they now want to pull the “radicals” of the Oaxacan conflict of 2006 out of their sleeves- supposedly having now moved to Michoacán to create a climate of “instability” in the state? At all costs the government is seeking to justify their reaction fronted by a conflict that has “escaped from their hands”.
Personally, from my reading of the events – from the bombs to the barricades – all of these forms of confrontation form part of necessary action which reflects the incrimination of an anti-authoritarian conscience and of the growing refractionary attitude, although Power would like to present it to us as “glitches in the system”. In the specific case of Mexico City, all of these attacks are against the supposed “social peace” that the social democratic PRD government wants to sell us. According to the logic of Power, the Marginal neighborhoods with the high rate of “crime” have to be razed, when – with all our decisive critique against voluntary servitude- we have to recognize that these people are defending their vital and sustaining space.
Casually, I find myself in the same court as the 20 guys detained following the riots in the Tepito7 neighborhood on the day following my accident, and on hearing their stories it is clear to me that what happened there was nothing more than an action in self-defense against the every day theft of their lives, a well deserved violent response to the violent acts committed day by day by the police. It’s for this reason that, the same as for me, they are faced with the accusations of “attacks against the public peace” as well as attempted murder of police. Accusations which mean they are faced with sentences of between 7 and 47 years in prison. What do they want to achieve with this? An example punishment? Without a doubt, and guarding our distances, this reminds me of the riots in the marginal neighborhoods of Paris in 2006, regularly criticized but little understood.
All of these moments of conflict, whether politicized actions or not, not only make it obvious the inexistence of the system of supposed social well being, but also they show us that if it really existed, we would still fight against it, because we recognize that Power is the real enemy of all of us who aspire for Total Freedom.
However, even given the imminent state of control, there are still those who aren’t frightened, those who by day or by night, alone or collectively, with fire, fire-works, blockades, explosives or firearms, show that this is not the life we want, that – at least from our perspective- this system must be totally destroyed. Their damned social peace is a myth that they attempt to impose on us. Only conflict exists. The peace imposed by the system is the peace of cemeteries that they use to try to extinguish the anti-authoritarian fight. The acts of insurrection make it clear that it is necessary to keep on doing “something more than words”, that the conflict must extend. We must take the step from the “unconscious” insurrection to a conscious and generalized insurrection, propagate attack, put up barricades, destroy the economy, attack trade, conform dozens, hundreds, thousands of affinity groups. It’s clear that we have to take control of our lives and our spaces; to be able to achieve it there is no other way out than Social War.
This permanent conflictivity which I emphasize, part of our individuality, is a “counter-value” that is sparked when fronted with the values of the system, and that constructs itself day by day to question ourselves as individuals and to confront this concrete reality. It is to maintain standing a devastating critique against the system, re-appropriating once and for all our own lives. To live, to be, to relate to ourselves in a different way, to maintain ourselves in conflict with the existent, is to revolutionize every moment. An ¡Ai Ferri Corti con la vita! But also we have to translate the permanent conflictivity into a constant and fierce attack against the system of domination. That tension and the daily confrontation against a system which tries to reduce us to mere merchandise, that consequent practice – at least for me- is much more integral than the simple occasional “rebellion”, than the temporary protest, than the revolutionary pose. It is the moments of conflict which give expression and sense to our lives.
This permanent conflicitivity can never be assimilated by the system of domination, and much less recuperated in the reconstructive cycle of Power, because it is the natural scaffolding of Anarchy. From the moment we are born the state expropriates our lives and with that it also expropriates our critical capacity and our natural resource of self-defense; turning violence into a monopoly for the unique and exclusive use of Power, so that when the excluded and the self-excluded use it they can call it “terrorism”. Anti-systematic action, anti-authoritarian attack and permanent conflict make it clear that violence is also revolutionary, and that it necessarily has to be used at the moment we face the violence of the State.
Compañer@s, sisters and brothers of affinity, here inside prison – somewhat limited – I have no other way to contribute to the anarchist struggle other than by inciting agitation. In this sense, many of my letters, notes and communications are directed.
For the moment, I have nothing more than to add other than an enormous greeting of strength and solidarity to all the anarchist compañer@s prisoners in Mexico and around the world. A strong embrace and a cordial invitation to keep moving forward, not one step back. Agitation!
For the extension of the every day conflict!
For individual insurrection!
For generalized insurrection!
Not one millimeter backwards… 9 millimeters in the heads of Power!
Social War on all fronts!
With love and Anarchy
Mario Antonio López Hernández
Reclusorio Preventivo Sur, Classification and Observation Centre, Xochimilco, Mexico City
29 of October, 2012.
1. “Hooded ones”
2. Photos here: http://www.publimetro.com.mx/noticias/fotos-grupo-de-encapuchados-toma-representacion-de-michoacan-en-el-df/mljx!HFv6eEfm2nZ/
3. Firewords launched as missiles
4. Education students
5. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4Hnik7pP-Y or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-p8ijMBfRU
7. Tepito is known to be one of the most dangerous suburbs of Mexico City. See: http://www.razon.com.mx/spip.php?article128003 View video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMIUc3YVybA
Tags: Informal Anarchist Federation - Mexico (FAI-M), Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Letter, Mario 'Tripa' Lopez, Mario Antonio Lopez Hernandez, Mexico, Mexico City, Repression, Tepito
Posted in Prison Struggle