Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Translated from french by sabotagemedia
February 23, Santa Martha prison, Mexico DF
On the evening of January 5, I was arrested with my comrades Fallon and Carlos for allegedly attacking the office of the Federal Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico, and also a Nissan dealership. Windows were broken and molotov cocktails were thrown inside the ministry, (according to what the evidence says) and inside the new cars of the dealership. Damages are evaluated to more than 70 000 pesos at the ministry and 100 000 pesos at Nissan.
Indeed, I’m an anarchist and live in Montreal, Canada. I was traveling in Mexico, and now my trip is being prolonged some time. (more…)
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Download here : Dark Nights #40
1. Christodoulos Xiros is still free.
2. Letter from C. Xiros.
3. Letter from the CCF about C. Xiros.
4. Communism by Rodolfo Gonzalez Pacheco.
5. Letter from Christos Tsakalos of the CCF-FAI/IRF.
6. Update on the CCF trial (sessions 89-98).
7. CCF members attack prosecutor Vassilis Foukas.
8. Spain: Short interview by Contra Info with Claudio Lavazza.
9. Call for Solidarity Week – Mexico.
10. Interview with Individualists Tending toward the Wild (ITS).
11. 8th Communique by ITS.
12. Italy: Letter from Elisa di Bernardo (Operation Ardire).
13. France, Paris: Report from anti-police demo.
14. Malmö, Sweden : Fascist knife attack on International Women’s Day.
15. Greece: Letter by Kostas Sakkas.
16. Lastly, in brief…
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF TRANSLATION & COUNTER-INFORMATION / ACN 2014
Tags: 17 November, Christodoulos Xiros, Christos Tsakalos, Claudio Lavazza, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Dark Nights, Elisa Di Bernardo, Greece, Individualists Tending towards the Wild (ITS), Italy, Kostas Sakkas, Mexico, Operation Ardire, PDF, Spain, Zine
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Call for an international week of solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression (March 17-24, 2014)
Thursday, March 6th, 2014
This is a call for international solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression, whether they are stuck behind the iron bars of prison cells or hiding out for their freedom.
The state of Mexico has turned its attention to the blossoming anarchist space that has been actively attacking the state’s defense apparatus, the very foundation upon which it stands. Now is the best time to draw inspiration from the anarchist space in Mexico, and to show some love to our imprisoned comrades. The history of Mexico is very rich, and cannot be summed up in a text such as this. What can be mentioned, however, are the efforts that have been made to live in conflict with the state.
This call comes at a time when the anarchist space in Mexico has been actively contributing to a struggle against power and domination. Attacks on police vehicles, banks, government buildings, and other symbols of power have led the Mexican state on a hunt to persecute those who have effectively threatened their foundation of social peace. (more…)
5E: End of the arraigo, terrorism case falls – Comrades now detained under charges of damages and attacks on public peace (Mexico)
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Yesterday February 17, marked the end of the 40 days of arraigo* decreed by the Attorney General of the Republic against our compañerxs Carlos López, Amelie Pelletier and Fallon Poisson.
During these forty days they tried to put together a case for Terrorism and Organized Crime against them, however, and despite intimidating and inquisitorial methods, they were unable to mount their case, so that at the end of the arraigo our compañerxs were released for lack of evidence. The Local Police of the Federal District has since detained them on charges of damages and attacks to public peace. (more…)
5E3 : Seattle solidarity demo at Mexican consulate for the arrested comrades accused of molotov attack (USA)
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
This afternoon, February 11th, there was a demonstration at the Mexican consulate in Seattle, in solidarity with Carlos Lopez and other prisoners of the Mexican state. A group of about 20 people chanted Carlos’ name as well as anti-border and anti-prison slogans, and a synopsis of the case and a statement by Carlos were read over a megaphone. There were two banners that said “Solidarity to all captured comrades” and “Solidaridad es mas fuerte que los carceles! Presxs a la calle!” We stood around and handed out leaflets to passers-by for about 15 minutes, then went inside the consulate and read Carlos’ statement again, and left and dispersed on our own accord. (more…)
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
A big hug to all comrades!
I was very pleased to learn of the gestures of support from outside towards us three anarchist prisoners. We remain firm and strong despite the silly accusations made against us, and intimidating comments (here, they tell us that we’ll spend much time in prison) wanting to break our identity. They aren’t successful, because we are strong and have conviction.
Today they brought us to declare, expecting us to declare ourselves innocent or guilty. On this point I want to openly make something clear, personally I do not accept either of the two positions. Guilty? Innocent? That would give legitimacy to the stupid laws of the State, of which I do not recognize the authority. After all the State and its laws are just generators and regulators of privileges, injustices, exploitation and domination. (more…)
Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
On January 20th, 2014 our comrade Mario Lopez was arrested while he appeared in court, as he does every week, to sign in as part of the conditions imposed for his release on bail. At first he was informed that the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic was demanding his presence in order to ask him questions about an ongoing investigation. After being questioned he was notified that he would be arrested for a warrant for Violation of Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives for the events of June 27, 2012 (when Mario was first imprisoned: http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/2012/07/01/mexico-recent-information-about-the-anarchist-comrade-mario-lopez-hernandez/) [+ see here.].
He was transferred to the Eastern Penitentiary in Mexico City. At this time this is all the information we have.
Mario’s arrest takes place within the context of a witch-hunt of anarchists by the Mexican government. We have little doubt that our comrade, now in jail, will face more accusations by the state in an attempt to frame him. Persecution against anarchism continues, and for that reason it’s more important than ever to strengthen our solidarity.
Free Mario Lopez!
Free all anarchist prisoners!
Neither guilty, nor innocent!
Anarchist Black Cross Mexico
Monday, January 20th, 2014
From Prison Island UK:
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Avec beaucoup d‘énergie et de rage, j’écris ces quelques lignes pour faire part de mon état actuel concernant mon enlèvement par le gouvernement du District fédéral et je crois que c’est maintenant le temps de parler un peu de certains aspects. Ma situation politique n’a pas encore été décidée. Ainsi, pour des raisons évidentes, je n’irai pas trop dans les détails afin de ne pas compromettre ma défense. Dans la nuit du dimanche 5 janvier, les camarades Fallon, Amelie et moi, avont été arrêté-e-s par des membres de la police en tant que suposé-e-s responsables d’attaques avec cocktails Molotov qui ont eu au Ministère des Communications et des Transports, ainsi que de l’incendie de plusieurs voitures d’un concessionnaire NISSAN, accusation qui tombe sous juridiction fédérale et du droit commun respectivement. Jusqu’à aujourd’hui,mercredi 8 janvier, on nous accuse de terrorisme, de crime organisé et de dommages à la propriété d’autrui. (more…)
Carlos, Amelie et Fallon: Mises à jour sur les 3 camarades anarchistes arrêté-e-s pour des attaques avec usage de cocktails molotov (Mexique)
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Mise à jour urgente: trois camarades anarchistes arrêté-e-s au Mexique, détenu-e-s sans possibilité de liberté sous caution, accusé-e-s de dommages à la propriété d’autrui, et possiblement de crime organisé, de sabotage et de terrorisme.
Appel à la solidarité internationale le vendredi 17 Janvier.
Dans la nuit du 5 Janvier, Carlos – un camarade du Mexique, ainsi qu’Amélie et Fallon – deux camarades du Canada, ont été arrêté-e-s dans le cadre d’attaques avec usage de cocktails molotov contre le Ministère des Communications et des Transports et un concessionnaire Nissan à Mexico. Les trois ont depuis été placé-e-s en détention et n’ont presque aucun contact avec quiconque, y compris avec leur avocat. Cependant, Amélie et Fallon ont été visité-e-s par le consulat canadien. Bien qu’ils aient d’abord été accusé-e-s seulement de dommages à la propriété d’autrui, les trois pourraient maintenant faire face à des accusations supplémentaires pour sabotage, crime organisé et terrorisme. (more…)
Carlos, Amelia & Fallon: Updates about the 3 anarchist comrades arrested for molotov attacks (Mexico)
Saturday, January 11th, 2014
Urgent update: three anarchist comrades arrested in Mexico, detained without bail, now facing charges of property destruction, and possibly organized crime, sabotage, and terrorism.
Call for International Solidarity on Friday, January 17th.
On the night of January 5th, Carlos – a comrade from Mexico, and Amelie and Fallon – two comrades from Canada, were arrested in relation to a molotov attack on the Ministry of Communication and Transportation and a Nissan dealership in Mexico City. The three have since been held in detention and have limited contact with anyone, including their lawyer, and Amelie and Fallon have also been visited by the Canadian consulate. Though they were initially accused of property destruction, the three may now face additional charges of sabotage, organized crime, and terrorism.
More info here plus letters from the imprisoned comrades.
Friday, January 10th, 2014
Detienen a 3 compas acusadxs de Daños.
A diferencia de lo que reporto la jornada:
Ayer Domingo 5 de Enero, alrededor de las 10 de la noche dos núcleos de individuxs vestidxs de negro atacaron con PIEDRAS Y COCTELES MOLOTV las instalaciones de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes y una concesionaria NISSAN causando daños en los inmuebles y varios automóviles.
En el acto contra la SCT, nos reportan que los policias federales que resguardaban el edificio dispararon primeramente hacia el cielo como forma intimidatoria y despues dispararon en repetidas ocaciones al cuarpo de lxs compas sin resultar nadie herido.
A raíz de esto la PGJ-DF reporto tres personas detenidas, ellxs son:
Fallon Poisson (de origen Canadiense)
Amelie Pillierst (de origen Canadiense)
Carlos López Martin (de origen Mexicano)
Lxs tres son compañerxs anarquistas participantes en varios proyectos e iniciativas de afinidad. (more…)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Βίντεο για το Σχέδιο “Φοίνικας” που προβλήθηκε στις εκδηλώσεις ανά την Ελλάδα
Via Inter Arma, new website of counter-information & translation.
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Athens, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Mexico, Nicola Gai, Phoenix Project
Posted in Direct Action
Phoenix Project #9: 'Anti-Civilization Faction – ELF/FAI' takes responsibility for several explosive attacks against banks & church (Mexico)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
From individual initiative, without bases of support or complex revolutionary rhetoric/theories, without complex destructive devices WE ATTACK! A Unique and Annihilating Attack, Belonging to itself and without any moral, ideological or material condition.
From individual initiative, we practice informality in this war that we assume as inevitable, and which we take part in through affinity. The fires and explosions in this act are consistent with the iconoclastic desire in every wild heart that associates egoistically. (more…)
Tags: Adrián Magdaleno, Alfredo Cospito, Andreas Tsavdaridis, Anti-Civilization Faction, Earth Liberation Front, Informal Anarchist Federation, Mexico, Nicola Gai, Phoenix Project, Sebastián Oversluij Seguel
Posted in Direct Action
Informal Days: International Anarchist Symposium – Comrade Gustavo Rodríguez disappeared and deported (Mexico)
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Compañerxs, we´ll try to be as brief but objective as possible.
Since the evening of the 29th of December – the last day of the Informal Days: International Anarchist Symposium – up until today, the anarchist compañero Gustavo Rodríguez Romero has disappeared.
On the evening of the 29th, at approximately 7:30pm, Gustavo left the Che Guevara Auditorium alone headed in the direction of the Copilco metro station in order to later meet up with his partner and begin their return trip home. This never happened as Gustavo never arrived.
Five minutes after Gustavo left the auditorium, a compañera who was still at the event received a phone call from Gustavo, however only strange noise were heard, and after a few seconds the call dropped out. Given the strange call, the compañera called back on repeated occasions but without answer, and eventually assumed that later he would be in contact as had been arranged earlier. (more…)