Posts Tagged ‘Paint bombs’
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, 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…)
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…)
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“!!
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
In spontaneous response to the call from the Network of imprisoned social fighters we have performed a symbolic solidarity action – which took the shape of devastating the facade of the Greek embassy in Warsaw, Poland, on the morning of April 1st. Symbolic, because real solidarity is shown in everyday struggle against our enemies. Reputation of the Greek State is already stained so only facades were clean.
Revolutionary greetings from Warsaw!
Freedom to CCF relatives, and all prisoners in the world!
Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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Last night the nazi publishers at counter currents got the message.
Bricks and paint bombs.
We got close.
We will get closer.
For antifascists in Ukraine, Sweden, and the world.
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
On Saturday [1 March 2014] the Department of Corrections Office in Seattle was paint bombed and had graffiti written on it with the message, “Destroy All Prisons (A) FTP (A)”. The office is a site of the prison society we all live in. The grand jury in Seattle has for the last year and a half embodied that prison society we struggle against. This action is meant as a small gesture against that repression and in solidarity with those who struggle against it. Fuck the DA, the FBI, and the grand jury.
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Last Thursday night a Seattle Bank of America had its windows and walls paint bombed. This was done in solidarity with those grand jury resisters who remain in forced exile or on the run. Fire to the prisons and the borders!
Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
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[December 22, 2013] in the early hours of last week, group of people attacked police station with paint bombs and smoke bombs in AMSTERDAM. This modest action is in solidarity with Monica and Francisco and to all comrades in prison.
FUK TERRORIST LAW NO JUSTICE NO PEACE
Autonomen nihilist group, Amsterdam