Posts Tagged ‘Paint attack’
Sunday, April 26th, 2020
With broken glass and paint in the entrance area of the company headquarters of the local municipal utility “Wuppertaler Stadtwerke” (WSW) on Bromberger Straße, we have underlined our request to the WSW for an immediate power cut.
The WSW have always been brazen. But now the company is going one step further. While more and more large energy companies, such as the ENBW has even reversed gas and electricity barriers due to the corona pandemic, the WSW does nothing. For those affected, this means in the already difficult times, in the evening no light, no electricity or gas for cooking … ..
We will not forget our demand for a general stop of electricity and gas barriers even after the pandemic!
Just as little as the need for an ecologically justifiable energy supply for everyone who needs it for meaningful purposes. So e.g. definitely not for the armaments and automotive industries (the workers would certainly be pleased to produce socially useful products!)
Statistics from the Consumer Advice Center North Rhine-Westphalia from March 23 on the average company margin, i.e. the money with which the companies operate and ultimately make profits, for the basic electricity supply with an annual consumption of 3000 kWh in the period from January 2017 to April 2020 shows that the WSW with 9.03 cents per kWh (the average company range is 8.25 cents per kWh), the fourth highest company range of basic electricity suppliers in the 20 most populous cities in NRW. (more…)
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
How to Make Paint Bombs
Eggs filled with paint. Make a tiny hole either end of the egg, about the size of a syringe (no needle). Get the egg fluid/yolk out without leaving DNA traces on the egg. You can use the syringe or air pressure. After you have got the disgusting egg mess out by any safe means possible, let it dry and seal the bottom of the egg with strong tape (no DNA traces!). We like to use a parchment parcel tape because the paint bonds with the tape before drying, which helps destroy any forensics on the tape and the parchment doesn’t survive the action as well as the plastic-type tape. Fill the egg with paint via the syringe, being careful about all the paint traces, i.e. don’t get paint everywhere. Let it dry and cover the top hole with tape. We find it good to place all the eggs in an egg box.
Be careful about the egg box because sometimes they are marked with a QR/barcode that shows where the eggs/egg box is manufactured and also it’s point of sale. Be careful about where you got the paint, tape, eggs from etc. Police forensics can trace different types of paint, tape and eggs too. Keep a clean preparation space, clothes and no unexposed skin or hair. It’s a good preparation practice for further illegalist work.
With the eggs -paint-bombs- you can hit up targets quickly and almost silently (compared with smashing the windows), and gives you a good practice for
using stones and molotovs in actions. Learn how to throw if you can’t do it very well! The paint will splash back if you are too close to the target. Make sure the paint won’t come out during flight. The eggs can be transported inside the box and used in night actions, demos etc. Just don’t smash them on yourselves or in your bag accidentally and never throw anything from the back of a crowd, only from the front before disappearing into the mob!
It’s possible to make a lot of these and mass paint-bomb targets with high coverage in places under quite intense surveillance due to the speed of use and lack of noise. Using the paint-bombs newer comrades and those a ‘little out of shape’ can gain experience and learn from the techniques, checks and practices used in an active setting.
Serve up the eggs as needed to banks, corporations, government facilities, advertising, technocrats, animal abusers, fascists, etc.
Good luck, and take care of each other!
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
Mexico: Femicide State
A solidarity action with women in Mexico has taken place in the Hague. Early in the morning of Feb 25, we marked the Mexican embassy with red paint, symbolizing the blood of the countless women that have been murdered.
In Mexico, an average of 10 women are killed every day, which is an increase of 3 compared to 7 per day in 2017, according to the Mexico office of UN Women. Mexico has the second highest rate of trans women being murdered in the world and sex-workers are also disproportionately targeted.
The murders of a 25-year-old woman and a 7-year-old girl in Mexico City have shocked the nation this month. Ingrid, 25, was stabbed, skinned, eviscerated and photos of her mutilated body were published in a newspaper. The girl, Fátima, was abducted from school, police officers delayed searching for her and later her body was found wrapped in a plastic bag.
These murders have triggered a rise of near-daily street protests, disruption of public services, fury on social media and demands for government actions against femicides -the crime of killing women or girls because of their gender-.
However, president Andrés Manuel López Obrador does not know how to respond to the issue and shows little patience for those who questioned him about the government’s commitment to fighting gender-based violence. In Mexico City, not much is done either. The government is more focused on cleaning graffities demanding justice and on using the police force to face women protesters, rather than acknowledging that the authorities are passive, complicit or even abusive toward women who try to report violence.
Met with such obstacles and forced to fend for themselves, women in Mexico do what they can to protect their own life and the lives of women around them. They are forming groups to demand justice and learn self-defense, to question long-held macho culture and to push the government into action.
Women are the ones who continue pointing out that the government, media and all other patriarchal institutions have an outstanding debt to them, a historical debt. This dept consists of a lot of damage that needs compensation and the guarantee of non-repetition. Until this dept is paid, women will fight for the dignity of all, for calling their names without violence or sorrow.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Anarchist Insurgency Cell – Informal Anarchist Federation
We spray painted anarchist, anti-police, anti-capitalist, and anti-fascist symbols and slogans on the front of a Whole Foods supermarket. We did this in Los Angeles on February 16, 2020. Whole Foods is owned by Amazon, whose CEO Jeff Bozos is the richest man in the world. We wanted to send a clear message to him and capitalists everywhere.
We disabled the Amazon Locker at the supermarket as an act of economic sabotage against Amazon. We spray painted the screen, keypad, and security camera on the locker. We wrote “Fuck Bezos” on it to make it clear that this is an attack on capital and not the workers.
Amazon has collaborated with La Migra aka I.C.E. by snitching on undocumented workers who have gone on strike. They have supported the surveillance capitalist infrastructure of police state with Amazon Web Services. We wrote “Green Capital” on a wall mounted statue of a tree to make clear our hatred of green-washing. We painted the anti-fascist symbol of the three arrows to make our opposition to fascism known. We wrote 1312 multiple times to demonstrate our hatred of the police. In addition we sprayed mash capital over the front doors. We destroyed advertisements, painted over a vending machine, and painted over a few surveillance cameras.
To take credit for the action, we wrote AIC FAI and FAI next to the anarchy symbol (which we painted all over).
Tags: Amazon (Company), Anarchist Insurgency Cell / FAI, Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE), Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Los Angeles, Migrant Struggle, Paint attack, Racism, Sabotage, USA, Vandalism
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High-pressure paint vandalism at CGL Vancouver in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en comrades (Kanada)
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
CGL Office Vandalism
We are learning to bite. In Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en comrades struggling for sovereignty and against pipeline development we vandalized the entrance to the CGL office in Vancouver BC. Using a re pressurized fire extinguisher we made a small mess. This symbolic act feels like the least we could do.
To a growing militant movement – decolonization means attack
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
[Claim appeared on Monday, September 30, on the website nantes.indymedia.org].
On Friday, September 27th , the Nancy-Maxeville prison was attacked to denounce the repression of the nuclear State.
In the pre-evening of the demo against the nuclear waste-dump – project CIGEO « Vent de Bure » at Nancy – we attacked (symbolically) the prison of Nancy-Maxeville, to send greetings to our comrades who are imprisoned and those who are charged by repression. Also to set a sign for a society without prisons in general.
We marked the walls with the paint, smash the windows of some administration buildings, launch smoke bombs and flares in the yard of the prison and greet the prisoners with pyrotechnics in the surrounding area. The action was protected by crowsfeets [metal devices to puncture car tyres] and burning barricades on the access roads. (more…)
Monday, September 9th, 2019
In the heart of Easton, next to a school, in a busy residential area between a well used railway line and a motorway, is enough aviation fuel to cause a major explosion. Aviation fuel contains over 2,000 chemicals. Once ignited it has a much higher BTU (British Thermal Unit) than gasoline and can burn much longer. In Easton, there are 6 white tankers, each 60 foot long.
We are often labelled “terrorists” but if we were then… boom! bye, bye! Instead, we decided to attack these containers with dark blue paint. In executing this small act of defiance we hope to highlight their existance, and the danger they pose. This prank was also done to add to the current discourse and campaigns around the expansion of Bristol Airport. (more…)
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Recently received translations of two separate actions from earlier this year to highlight anarcha-feminist and anti-sexist struggle.
Athens, Greece: Antisexist scoutings in Exarchia
In response to the misogynistic culture of Exarcheia and the recent incidents of rape, sexual harassment and gendered violence in the streets of the area, we decided to show those who would have us live in fear that they are the ones with a reason to be afraid. On the night of the 10th of March we went on an antisexist scouting without the presence of cis men chanting slogans and demonstrating our ability to fight back.
On the night of the 15th of March we went on a second antisexist scouting by femmes in response to the misogynistic culture of Exarcheia and the recent incidents of rape, sexual harassment and gendered violence in the streets of the area. This time even more comrades participated in the intevention. We will continue being present in the street and we will be more and more. (more…)
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
Graffiti on Hoarding Boards of ‘Ashton Rise’ new urban sprawl development…..
At the ‘Ashton Rise’ development on the South Bristol Metro Bus Route (near Bristol City Football Club) graffiti was sprayed:
“Yet more urban sprawl… this time on allotments, and social housing…. Check 325.nostate.net tag Bristol for eco-actions”.
This was “socially cleansed” within 24 hours… maybe they feel a bit threatened? The standard “art-graffiti” around the area still remains.
Ashton Rise has a budget of £21 million. The council brag of it’s “affordable” nature, but the only thing that’s cheap about their project are the promises of “creating communities” and “sustainability”.
They can remove our traces… but they will never crush our rebellious hearts!
Thanks to the vandals for the shout out.
Friday, June 21st, 2019
For June 11 – Solidarity for long term anarchist prisoners
Just outside the city limits of Bristol tucked away in the dark is a poultry farm (Ivy Farm) owned by P&S Mitchell LTD. Located in Whitchurch Lane, Dundry, the birds never see the light of day. Despite the CCTV, the grain silo and broiler house were both spray-painted with the words “Animal Prison”.
A new McDonalds restaurant that is not welcome is being built in Fishponds Road, but maybe the “Burger Off!” posters in local’s front windows isn’t enough. Graffiti was sprayed inside the building site – “McWork Prison”.
Vinney Green, hidden in Emersons Green on the edge of Bristol is a special secure detention unit for 10-17 year old “dangerous kids”. The unit holds up to 24 detainees. A large hole was cut in the perimeter fence and then the next inner security fence was broken through by bending back the bars, causing a second human size gap. Then the prison buildings themselves were sprayed with the words “Child Prison”, “Screws Work Here”.
Solidarity to Brian Vaillancourt who is serving a 9 year sentence in the USA for an arson of a McDonalds. To the imprisoned comrades in Italy who are fighting from inside the cells on hunger strike. To the 3 comrades arrested for bank robbery in Thessaloniki, Greece. To Lisa held in Spain. For all the imprisoned anarchists around the world.
Freedom for everyone!
Eco-anarchist vandals – FAI/IRF
Tags: Brian Vaillancourt, Bristol, Eco-anarchist vandals - FAI/IRF, Fuck McDonalds, Graffiti, International Solidarity, Ivy Farm (Poultry), June 11th Solidarity, Lisa, McDonalds Corporation, Paint attack, Solidarity Action, UK, Vandalism, Vinney Green
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San Francisco: Anarchists attack Indonesian consulate with Paint-bombs against May Day repression (USA)
Monday, June 3rd, 2019
On June 1, a modest mob of 20+ anarchists in San Francisco carried out an attack in solidarity with our comrades in so-called Indonesia where 600+ anarchists were arrested this May Day. We threw 60 paintbombs and heavily tagged the Indonesian Consulate with circle-(A)s to send a message to the Indonesian government that despite the distance between us and our comrades, the State is not safe and will always be attacked.
The actions of the Indonesian comrades, simple gestures of paint on walls, resonated with us. In the afterimages of their act, and in their call for solidarity, we recognized friends across the dying ocean. Even more than expressing our contempt for the Indonesian State, we want to convey our love to the comrades struggling within and against its false borders. Ferocity and Strength to those facing repression and those on the run. (more…)
Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
How many people would love to tell Jacob Rees-Mogg to go and fuck himself? Well, last night we did so in joyful fashion. We paid a little visit to the countryside just outside of Bristol, to his mansion called Gourney Court in the quiet village of West Harptree.
For those of you who are reading this and do not know who this man is, he is one of the most detestable members of parliament ever, and fuck me they’re a bad bunch. Other politicians claim he is the one truly ruling this country from behind the scenes. Here are some of his charming characteristics…
He is extremely wealthy, staunchly Roman Catholic, a clear friend to fascist groups and has his eyes fixed on being the actual political leader of this fucking prison island (after May decomposes fully).
He was raised by his nanny. After prep school he attended Eton college and then Oxford university (for the poshest people in the country). Him and his wife have a 100 million quid together, they just bought a new house in London for 5 million, he makes 168,000 pounds a year from his partnership in a hedgefund business called Somerset Capital Management that is worth 7.5 billion pounds (apparently it invests in tobacco, mining and oil and is based in offshore tax havens, for those who care about such details). He proudly claims he has never changed a nappy in his life despite having 6 kids.
He uses his religion as an excuse for his xenophobic views. He is opposed to same sex marriage and contraception, he is against feminism, LGBTQI people and specifically gender re-assignment. He is opposed to abortion in all circumstances including cases of rape. He has argued for the abolition of environmental protections and for fracking, he is pro fox hunting and has also argued for the Conservative party to be almost entirely white skinned. He is opposed to immigration, he supports zero hours contracts and loves the equally charming DUP (Northern Irelands right-wing Democratic Unionist Party) and the Conservative governments billion pound deal with them.
He fucking idolizes Margaret Thatcher and we’re not even done yet…
In May 2013, he addressed the annual dinner held by the Traditional Britain Group, a group of fascists that calls for non-white Britons to be deported. Apparently he had been informed about these things by anti-fascist group Searchlight prior to his attendance.
After Rees-Mogg was confronted by anti-fascists in Bristol a year ago, Britain First (another fascist organisation) pledged to protect him at future events.
Rees-Mogg is backed by Nigel Farage, the disgusting former leader of nationalist UKIP party, who has probably the second most punchable face in politics after Rees-Mogg himself. He’s also met with Steve Bannon of Breitbart News in the US.
He constantly spouts-off about these high morals of Catholicism from his position of other-worldly privilege with no comprehension of the realities of people at the other end of the financial spectrum.
Phew, that is an impressively exhausting list to sum up a contender for the worlds biggest arsehole.
For all of these reasons and more he was chosen as a perfect symbol of many things we struggle against as anarchists. And so… last night we left him over 60 soiled nappies spread across his grounds as he’s no idea what they look like (don’t ask where they came from! haha). We spread around condoms to see if the idea would grow on him, even decorating a crucifix in his garden with them. We left lots of lovely messages sprayed around many of the buildings on his property letting him know exactly how we felt about him and causing a considerable clean up job. The pièce de résistance: his wife’s car (license plate Y7 HRM) sprayed with “SCUM” across the side in massive letters with a big sucker dildo planted on the bonnet! Beautiful.
Our action is not revenge or punishment (how could it be, there is no balance between our prank and this list of his accomplishments), but one (slightly sillier) glimpse into one of the multitude ways we exercise our critical analysis.
The conditions of our existence are under the control of people like this, but make no mistake, unlike one member of Bristol antifa who confronted Rees-Mogg, we are not supporters of the left or defenders of Jeremy Corbyn, we are not interested in a different leadership, in another form of representation, in a regime change, or in anything that merely shuffles around the makeup of power. We are opposed to all political forms including democracy. Democracy is shit, it breaks the link between thought and action. It does nothing but maintain the existence of alienated power since it requires that our desires be separate from our power to act, and any attempts to engage in that system will only serve to reproduce it. Voting does not give you a voice, it takes it away.
We continue to struggle for our ourselves, in solidarity with our comrades (inside and outside of the prison walls, across national boundaries and to those continuing to struggle who have been forced underground)… and in honor of a comrade who fell in the midst of fighting and who spent her life struggling against many of the issues mentioned above. Like the graffiti says around Bristol, “keep fighting!”.
The Cornerstone group(1) can shove their faith and their flag up their arse and Momentum(2) can go fuck themselves as well!
Down with politics and politicians, religion and the State!
The Home-visit Cell
PS. Sorry for the long communique, blame Jacob Rees-Mogg for being such a massive prick.
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
In the night between the 17th and 18th of October we vandalized the entrance of the Argentinian embassy in Copenhagen with paint. We also wrote the name Santiago Maldonado and a circled A.
We did this because the Argentinian state is responsible for the disappearance of the anarchist Santiago Maldonado that happened more than two months ago. A few days after our action we heard the sad news that his dead body had been found. The state and the police are responsible! We are angry!
Monday, April 18th, 2016
In a cold world,
in the cold north,
our hearts still always have warmth to share for those
who’ve had to sacrifice their freedom in the struggle for freedom for all.
On the night of Monday 11th of April, 2016, in Tampere, Finland, milk company Valio’s dairy plant got a paintbomb on its facade, as did meat company Saarioinen.
Happy birthday Abdul “Lone Wolf“!!
Monday, March 21st, 2016
Translated by Act for freedom now!, via Cette Semaine
Dauphiné Libéré, 13/03/2016 17:01
Funny discovery this morning for the parishioners of Our Lady of the Annunciation, at the Grand Charran and Notre Dame, rue Berthelot in Valence. During the night one or more individuals had doused the facades of the two religious buildings with red paint, not without also writing phrases with anarchist connotations. The council has decided to lodge a complaint.