Posts Tagged ‘Paris’
Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
On September 25, we mass expropriated products in the Naturalia organic food chain, located near Buttes Chaumont in Paris.
Theft allows us to step out of the assigned, everyday and passive role in front of these shelves filled with hundreds of products we can never afford. Theft allows us to get out of it in the eyes of others, but also in our own heads. What could be more exciting than going beyond this framework, which crushes us and see shocked bourgeois faces as we go out without paying with a bag full of food. Spilliness clings to our lives a bit, often in the urgency of finding ways. And what we do together amplifies it all. If we have decided to organize together for this looting, not to expropriate each other in secret, it is because we are not equal during the exprorations. Appearance, mental stress or other characteristics are crucial in the eye of the security guards. We consider it a highly political decision to create a balance of power that is not based on individual skills.
We chose Naturalia because stealing BIO products seems like a good retaliation. All of these products, which we call “good for health and the planet,” are only accessible to certain people. It is a violation of the convention to go and take what is not intended for us. We also want to have fun and eat products that are unusual, but without wanting to promote more accessible consumption, because that is not the world we want. (more…)
Friday, February 7th, 2020
This morning [Friday, January 24, 2020], the inhabitants of the 18th arrondissement of Paris were able to see that the premises of the party Les Républicains [the main right-wing party, formerly “RPR” at the time of Jacques Chirac’s presidency and “UMP” at the time of Nicolas Sazkozy’s presidency] were stormed tonight: the window was shattered and the words “Juppé, Woerth, Delevoye, the same struggle” has been left [Alain Juppé was prime minister during Chirac’s presidency; Eric Woerth was minister of labour in Sarkozy’s presidency; Jean-Paul Delevoye, former RPS, former UMP, who now is a member in parliament of La République en Marche, the party of Emmanuel Macron, was the extender of the pension reform project; France in recent months has been agitated by opposition to this reform project.].
For decades, the French state has been imposing its neoliberal policies on us through the various parties in power. Whether it is the RPR in 1995, the UMP in 2010 or LREM in 2020, they all serve the same objective of the bourgeoisie to exploit us for longer and at a cheaper price.
The workers and the exploited are mobilizing en masse to oppose the Delevoye reform, the government’s response is complete disdain, and it counts on passing its law, no matter what the message of the square. In order to make it bend, in addition to the continuation of the mobilization and the general strike, let’s take it directly to those who are our enemies in the social war: political parties, ministries, capitalist institutions. This is an appeal to multiply actions of this kind!
Let’s show them that they are not at home, outside of the rich neighborhoods, and that never will a Republicains’ place be welcome in the 18th [the poorest area in the French capital].
Let us show them that if they destroy our lives, we will destroy their world, and actions of this kind will become more numerous and offensive.
Let us show them that we are not afraid to retaliate with attacks on their attacks!
Against “Paris en commun” [the coalition supporting the current syndicate, Anne Hidalgo, of the Socialist Party, at the March 2020 municipal councils], for a Paris transformed into a commune, thanks to STAVO* for this work!
* Section Travailleurs.ses Autonomes Venère Offensive.
[Note: In square brackets there are clarifications by the person who translated, useful to understand the context in which the action fits. The acronym “STAVO” means “Section Travailleurs.ses Autonomes Venère Offensive”, in English: “Angry and offensive self-employed workers section”].
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
IT/EN (4th-8th of November 2019)
Claudio Lavazza, rebel, anarchist, bank robber and gentleman, who during the ‘70s in Italy participated in the struggle against State and Capital, arms in hand. Contrary to the sinkers of subversion of those years, he never exchanged the desire to overthrow everything for a political career. Nor has he resigned, nor sought refuge in other States, which could have granted him a controlled freedom. No, he kept fighting, against winds and tides.
After 16 years on the run, never renouncing to his anarchist coherence, nor to the joy of living as a free man, in 1996 he is arrested after a bank robbery in Cordoba, Spain, during which three comrades, including Claudio, will be seriously injured and two policewomen will lose their lives. Claudio will thus be locked up in the special regime F.I.E.S., and even in this deadly place he will continue his battle with firmness and perseverance.
After serving 22 years in the Spanish dungeons, in the summer of 2018 he is extradited – on loan, since his sentence in Spain is not yet finished – toward France, to face trial for a bank robbery at the expense of the National Bank of Saint-Nazaire, which took place in 1986. For this robbery, he was already sentenced, in absentia, to 30 years of prison.
If going to take money where there is plenty is always a possibility, as a refusal to the blackmail of work and exploitation, in order to seize the necessary means to carry out a struggle against the State, back then, in Saint-Nazaire, the tightrope robbers did not just touch any safe. They expropriated the State’s vault! Lightning of almost 26 million euros the pockets of those who oil the gears of power. (more…)
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
On the night of October 21st , a SUV car with a diplomatic plaque was burned, on rue Dumont d’Urville, behind the Greek embassy in Paris.
With this small action, we want to send a sign of solidarity to the anarchists in Greece, who fight against the State and Capital (legal and illegal) and to defend the occupied spaces.
For those who live and defend spaces of freedom.
For those who carry attacks against authority.
A thought also to the anarchists imprisoned there, in particular the two comrades imprisoned for a robbery in Thessaloniki or the members of the CCF [Conspiracy of Cells of Fire] still in jail.
Freedom for all!
Solidarity is the attack.
[Claim originally published in attaque.noblogs.org].
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Branches of Turkish banks was attacked
Berlin, London, Sofia, Amsterdam, Paris. In these cities was attacked branches of Turkish bank (Işbank). For actions we used manual from the Network of Revolutionary Cells (SRB): “How to start evacuation”
Money from Turkish bank support terrorism of Turkish state. Turkish army killing civil people. For example, they killing a child named Sara Yusuf Hüseyin. Turkish army also killing revolutionary fighters in Rojava. We have to stop it!
Fight against Turkish bank is fight against terrorism!
– Commando Sara Yusuf Hüseyin
Tags: Berlin, Bulgaria, Commando Sara Yusuf Hüseyin, Evacuation warning, France, Germany, Kurdish Struggle, Kurdistan, London, Paris, Rojava, Sofia, Turkey, Turkish bank (Işbank), UK, War
Posted in Direct Action
Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
Many people talk about the climate, they talk about the weather. Those who want to seem radical criticize the media icons that criticize those who govern.
Many people talk about arriving later this month. There are also those who rediscover the virtues of the people. And who are looking forward to weekly appointments with this famous “people”.
Many people talk.
We thought that the urgency, today as always, is to act. Act in small groups or alone, following our ideas and not the mood of the masses. The urgency of the attack.
Identify the enemy: like yesterday and like tomorrow, states, capital and every authority.
On the night of last Tuesday [September 17, 2019] we set fire to a car with a diplomatic plate and a big Porsche of a rich man, on avenue Marcel Proust.
We wanted to send a wink to the Italian anarchists convicted for the “Scripta Manent” operation; it has been three years since you were locked up. We don’t forget you!
A thought also for the three Germans arrested on a southern highway during the G7.
A thought for the Hamburg comrades.
[Taken and translated from attaque.noblogs.org].
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Since the end of November, as the Gilet Jaune’s movement develops, cops and banks are being regularly attacked. In such a context, the 1st of May could have been a radical break in this world made of borders and wars. It could have been the continuation of the 16th of March’s riots and, to put it in perspective, an attack against the life-breaker industry called authority.
Nationalists and Regionalists flags are all over the place, all over our grounds, and at the same time the courts are filling up the prisons as the french state announced that it’ll be able to imprison 10,000 more people in the next 10 years, not to mention the Administrative Detention Center and psychiatric wards, and as the capitalistic speech tells us to smile as we die more and more in the inside. Work is just another way of saying « Kill me ». (more…)
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
«You are waiting for the revolution? Let it be! My own began a long time ago! When you are ready (god, what an endless wait!) I won’t mind going with you for a while. But when you stop, I shall continue on my way toward the great and sublime conquest of the nothing!
Any society that you build will have its limits. And outside the limits of any society, unruly and heroic tramps will wander with their wild and virgin thought — those who cannot live without planning ever new and dreadful outbursts of rebellion! I shall be among them!»
Pretty words, but there must be more than just words.
I don’t want to run behind the masses. They say that this time it’s the big one, that the insurrection has arrived…mine arrived a long time ago and it’s an individual insurrection.
During the early hours of December 11th, I set fire to six cars belonging to the Paris City Council on Rue Corvisart (in the 13th arrondissement). It was not the City Council that was targeted, any more than it was Macron or any other power. All power must be destroyed.
So we do not forget the comrades who have left us. For Mikhail, Zak, Sebastian, Mauricio and all the others.
For those who are in prison. A thought in particular for Krème and the Scripta Manent defendants in Italy.
For a Black December!
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
It seems that this Autumn, the fashion is neon yellow. It seems to be doing pretty
well with blue-white-red. It seems that it is absolutely necessary to be there, to
participate, to contribute; because there are people in the street, without leaders
and breaking things. It seems that if we don’t go there then we must stay in front
of the internet.
We don’t care.
The barricades on the Champs-Élysées don’t hide the confusion. The breakage cannot replace anti-authoritarian ideas. We were on the streets in 2016, and we will be there again, but not to defend the old world and its cars.
And we think that many other possibilities exist, you just have to look for them.
In the early morning of November 27th, a car belonging to the technical service of
the Police Prefecture was torched in front of the police station on Camille
Desmoulins street (the same one that lost their windows four years ago). The Enedis car parked opposite that station was torched too. Enedis, along with its subsidiary Gepsa, is making money from prisons. For example, they manage the jail in Meaux where Kréme is imprisoned (we send you a big hug comrade!).
Solidarity also with imprisoned anarchists around the world; those of Operation
Scripta Manet in Italy, the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire in Greece and the comrades
recently arrested in Argentina.
Gasoline price increases? We will use fire starters.
Stuart, Kevin and Bob
[NB: Stuart, Kevin and Bob are the main characters in the kid’s movie series
Paris, France: Diplomatic Vehicle Torched in Memory of Mikhail Zhlobitsky and in Solidarity with Anarchist Comrades Facing Repression
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
On Sunday the 11th of November, today’s greatest slaughterers commemorated the first world war’s butchery (and they prepared for future carnage). We continue to carry the old slogan of the anarchists from that era: against their war, against their peace, for the social revolution.
On the night of Monday, November 12th to Tuesday, November 13th, in this militarized capital and under video surveillance, we torched a car of the diplomatic corps at the intersection of Rue Spontini and Foch Avenue, as well as the big bourgeois Porsche that was parked next to it (yes, it is possible to bring war to the rich and the powerful!).
For the comrade Mikhail Zhlobitsky: we want to remember him this way, not with words, but with flames. Solidarity with Russian anarchists who respond to repression with direct action. Solidarity also to the anarchists who face the judiciary in Greece (CCF), in Italy (Operations Scripta Manent and Panico) and everywhere else. A thought for Krème and S., imprisoned in Limoges.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
We think that direct action is also a way to escape the impasses of the middle-class activist swamp and its unoffensive slogans and common practices that are uncritically accepted and all to often remain a dead end. Alone, associated for a night or for life- according to the needs of each- let’s leave the dogmas behind and choose the chaos of life. For the defenders of this world we are criminals. We are simply its enemies and we are proud of it.
On the night of Thursday, October 11th to the 12th, on rue d’Hautpoul in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, a utility van of prison construction company Vinci and a car of SNCF (who hunt the poor and undocumented) were torched.
Long live anarchy, long live freedom!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
On the night of Wednesday to Thursday, October 4th, a car belonging to Bouygues was torched on rue Laurier in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. Bouygues is well known for their involvement in prison construction.
We are sending these smoke signals to Krem, the last one to face charges for the burnt cop car case, to be incarcerated and subjected to the prison administration. Do not forget about him!
May this small incendiary gesture give strength and courage to the anarchists tortured and imprisoned in Russia, as well as the Basel 18 who will go to trial at the end of October for a wild and vicious stroll one evening in June 2016.
Freedom for all!!
Monday, April 17th, 2017
Inauguration des Fleurs Arctiques
Une bibliothèque pour la révolution, Paris XIXe
Samedi 22 avril 2017 à 18h aux Fleurs Arctiques
45 Rue du Pré Saint-Gervais, 75019 Paris
Métro Place des Fêtes (lignes 7bis et 11 du métro).
Letter bomb explodes inside IMF offices in Paris, another 8 devices suspected in the post (France, Greece)
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
A day after the German Ministry of Finance received a fully functioning Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / FAI parcel bomb addressed to Wolfgang Schäuble, Finance Minister, the Parisian offices of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) also received a similar explosive device which was not detected by security. It exploded upon opening, injuring a female employee with burns to the face and arms. Her injuries are not life threatening.
The incident caused a wave of reaction as the embattled French State activated public security protocols, sealing off the area with armed anti-terrorist teams and instigating a large, now cross-border investigation with Greek involvement. The current French President made a statement about the attack which was picked up by the mass media, spreading further the idea-virus of insurrectional violence directed at those who are responsible for the ruination of the planet and the economic exploitation of billions of people which results in countless deaths, suicides and miserable existences. The French State is already in a declared state of emergency with army units patrolling the streets during the ongoing presidential election and coping with riots against police brutality and corruption.
Evidence of Greek stamps on the remnants of the device and the fact that a Greek return address was attached have become part of the official investigation, as the letter-bomb was confirmed by the Greek Minister for Public Order, Nikos Toskas, to have been sent from Greece. The bomb was designated for the IMF’s European representative, Jeffrey Franks, who has worked for the IMF for 24 years and has been director of the IMF’s Europe office since March 2015. The attack has not yet been claimed by those responsible, but Greek intelligence officials believe it to be the work of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
Embassies, financial institutions, branches of the Greek Post Office and all European ministries have been put on alert. Greek police are posting orders for sweeping controls on packages, for those leaving Greece and also interior, as it has not been established that a Greek target will not be next. According to the Greek police, the packages were sent with low amounts of explosive which defeated the X-Ray machines in the airport of Athens. The parcels have a reduced weight, volume and size, with realistic return sender-name and addresses to add to the deception. According to their research of postal records and security footage, Greek intelligence officials believe that up to another 8 similarly functional bombs may have been sent from post offices in Athens and are inbound to targets all over Europe…
Long live CCF / FAI-FRI
Long live Anarchy
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, France, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jeffrey Franks, Letter Bomb, Nikos Toskas, Paris, Wolfgang Schäuble
Posted in Direct Action
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
These past months, in different cities, including during unpermitted demos or riots, many of us have been thrilled by the number of offensive actions in the street. From clashes with the guard dogs of the state and property to the broken windows of shops and even the pillaging of their contents; from attacks on journalist-cops to overcoming the pacifiers of the day: all of this has shaken the arrogance of the powerful. In all forms of struggle — which aren’t limited to “social movements” — self-organization and direct action are indispensable if we are to break with the pacification world of commodities and with state terrorism. Because to claim that it’s unimaginable for individuals to directly oppose the existing order is just a veiled way of saying that social revolt is simply impossible.
Repression is not just the moment when the flashball or baton comes to strike recalcitrant bodies, it’s each moment of daily life under the domination of the State and Capital, through their thousands of omnipresent psychological and physical manifestations that coerce the poor into accepting a shitty life. It’s the prisons that lock up ever more people for ever longer sentences, in order to punish, isolate, break, and store them, out of sight of the peaceful consciences of good citizens. It’s also the outside prison, built from measures like electronic bracelets, house arrest, exclusion areas, bail conditions, and so on. (more…)