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Posts Tagged ‘Racism’

Letter from John Bowden, long-term radical prisoner (UK)

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

There is a group of prisoners who although imprisoned for non-political offences subsequently become politicised or radicalised whilst in jail, and in both the USA and Britain this is a phenomenon that has become increasingly widespread.

In the USA during the 1960s and 70s the radicalisation of ordinary black prisoners, in particular, was fostered by the centrality of imprisonment in the experience of black activists and revolutionaries like Malcolm X (who described prisons as “universities of revolution”), Eldridge Cleaver, George Jackson, H Rap Brown, Angela Davis and others. George Jackson described his own politicisation succinctly: “I met Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Engels, and Mao when I entered prison and they redeemed me”.

Thus those whom W.E.B. Dubois described as an “army of the wronged” increasingly defined themselves as political prisoners who were the products of an oppressive political-economic order. This belief underpinned the praxis of radical groups such as the Black Panthers and Symbionese Liberation Army, and prisons were seen as the epicentre of a broader social and political revolution. The call for recognition of radicalised prisoners claim to political status underpinned prisoners’ demands in a series of protests that punctuated the 1970s in U.S. Prisons such as Folsom, Soledad, San Quentin and, later, Attica. (more…)

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Demo in Solidarity with Immigrants and Spaces of Struggle – Athens, Greece

Friday, October 11th, 2019

[November 2] Solidarity Demonstration for immigrants and spaces of struggle // Against the State and Capitalistic Development

On November 2nd, we are calling comrades from Greece and all over the world to show their solidarity, and to unite their voices through calls, demonstrations, and multiform actions.

SOLIDARITY DEMONSTRATION FOR IMMIGRANTS AND SPACES OF STRUGGLE

AGAINST STATE AND CAPITALISTIC DEVELOPMENT

VICTORIA SQUARE / NOVEMBER 2 / 12:00

The immigrant population is being debased and eliminated in all aspects of life. In order to flee war and/or poverty they are walking the paths of refugeeism on sea and land, to the squalid conditions of concentration camps, like Moria, where impoverishment and death are usually the only way forward for them. If they survive, there is a war with the cops in the neighbourhoods they live and work. Murders and beatings at the police departments, identifications and arrests that lead to long-term confinements, disappearances and deportations. At work, they get exploited without any limitation as they are the invisible part of the workforce. Their working undervaluation comes along with a total exclusion from educational, health, and other general infrastructures. (more…)

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Hungary/Cyprus: Free Ahmed H.

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Today four years have passed since the “Röszke riot”, the attack of the Hungarian riot police and TEK (counter-terrorism unit) on protesting migrants against borders and limitation of freedom of movement in 16th of September 2015. During and after this riot, eleven people were arrested and later faced a court trial. Ahmed H., one of the arrested eleven people was convicted for terrorism and sentenced first to 10, than to 7 and on the last court instance to 5 years prison.

On the 19th of January 2019 he was supposed to get released on parole, after he finished two thirds of his sentence. But instead of returning home, he was transferred to the immigration prison in Nyirbátor, in the east of Hungary.

He was waiting for months there for Cyprus to renew his visa, which expired during the time he spent in prison. He used to live in Cyprus before his arrest for more than ten years together with his wife and children. He left the country and ended up at the Hungarian-Serbian border, because he accompanied his parents from Syria to Europe. (more…)

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Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade Keith ‘Malik’ Washington (USA)

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Comrade Malik Speaks! This Also Means That I Am an AntiFascist! Expect Us!

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades!

By now the word has gotten out that I’ve left the New Afrikan Black Panther Party-prison chapter and embraced Anarchism. This is a tough time but as J. Cole raps in his song “Middle Child,” he says: “Everything Grows, its destined to change!” I have changed!

I am still holding on to my belief in Eco-Socialism. Plain and simple, climate change is real and not a hoax. Think many of ya’ll who have felt these unusually hot temps recently can attest that something is most certainly going on and I can guarantee you that these imperialist multi-national corporations that deal in fossil fuels have no interest in saving our beautiful planet or ensuring that the humyn species is able to survive– they just don’t care so we have to make them care! But that is not why I am communicating with you today! (more…)

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Makassar, Indonesia: Solidarity Action for West Papuans

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Makassar, Indonesia, August 21st, 2019: Dozens of Makassar citizens took direct action (blocking the road) in front of the Hasanuddin University to convey solidarity with West Papuans who received racist acts and violence from the military, police and ultra-nationalist civil militias.

As for what is written on the banner:

MAKASSAR CITIZENS SOLIDARITY FOR PAPUA

1. STOP TORTURING PAPUANS RIGHT NOW!
2. PAPUANS ARE FREE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY (TO FREEDOM)
3. TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces), POLRI (Indonesian Police Force) AND FASCIST CIVIL MILITIAS, STOP YOUR RACIST ACTS, YOU DICK SHIT!

via Anarchists Worldwide.

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Open-source guide on how to send anonymous blackfaxes to DHS-ICE

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

# How to send anonymous blackfaxes for free

#OPMeltICE #OPCrushICE #ChingaLaMigra #OpenSourceInsurgency #antifasec

161 /// AFA

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### Step One: Establish a connection using a VPN or the Tor Project

[The Tor Project](
https://www.torproject.org/
)

[Bitmask VPN](
https://bitmask.net/
)
(more…)

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USA: Final Message from Anarchist Antifascist Fighter Will Van Spronsen, Killed in Combat on 13.07.19

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Here is the final message the anarchist fighter Will Van Spronsen left for his comrades before carrying out an armed attack against the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington on July 13th, 2019.

there’s wrong and there’s right.
it’s time to take action against the forces of evil.

evil says one life is worth less than another.
evil says the flow of commerce is our purpose here.
evil says concentration camps for folks deemed lesser are necessary.
the handmaid of evil says the concentration camps should be more humane.
beware the centrist.
(more…)

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Three anti-prison and prisoner solidarity initiatives from UK

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

1: 2019 – Year of Action against Prison Expansion

2: March 2019 – Month of Action against Prisons and the State – For Anna

3: 13 March – Global day of solidarity with Kevan Thakrar & Against Solitary Confinement

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Yellow Vest counter demo: Dublin, Ireland

Monday, January 28th, 2019

The Yellow Vests call for unity, but how can there be unity?

On Saturday, January 12th the Yellow Vests had another of their weekly marches in Dublin. Anti fascist and anti racist showed up to the march for the second week in a row.

As soon as the banner and anti fascist flag was took out yellow vesters came out of the crowd looking angry. We received a torrent of abuse and shouts of, “house our own”, “we need more racists”, “Fuck refugees”, “refugees not welcome”, “you’se are paid by George Soros”, and “Ireland for white people”. They gave a very poor attempt to take our banner and flag but couldn’t manage to succeed. We were shouted at to leave, “fuck off”. Not one out of the crowd of about 60 to 70 yellow vests supported the banner for refugees or said anything about the racists shite being spouted. We stayed and followed them in their march and we left before they attempted their joke of a direct action where they attempted to block a road for an hour, the cops moved them on before the yellow vest protest reached their hour long goal to block traffic.

The Yellow vests in Ireland are not a “leaderless movement” (more…)

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Conociendo al enemigo/a: El fascismo y sus distintos auges en Chile

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Como introducción quiero decir que escribo este texto con ciertos antecedentes, nombres de personas y organizaciones para que pueda servir al/la lector/a indagar por cuenta propia más profundamente -si es que lo desean- sobre el fascismo y sus distintos auges en Chile. Esto es una pequeña contribución para la memoria anticapitalista autónoma la cual se va construyendo entre todos/as, esta no es exclusiva de nadie, por lo que se alienta la difusión por todos los medios posibles. Aclarar que las fuentes han sido sacadas desde internet, libros, medios de prensa y propios recuerdos.

Iniciamos relatando algunos hechos históricos. Nos remontamos al 5 de Septiembre de 1938, el Movimiento Nacional-Socialista de Chile (MNSCH) afiliados al partido político Alianza Popular Libertadora intenta provocar un golpe de estado contra el presidente Arturo Alessandri Palma para que Carlos Ibáñez del Campo se hiciese con el Poder. La intentona de los/as nacis(1) inicia con la toma de la Caja del Seguro Obrero, a pasos del palacio de La Moneda y de la casa central de la Universidad de Chile en la Alameda, existen enfrentamientos armados, toma de rehenes y bloqueos para impedir el avance de la policía, el gobierno llamó a tropas de las fuerzas armadas y acabó con la ocupación, asesinando ya rendidos/as y desarmados/as a los/as nacis, alrededor de 60 murieron. (more…)

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EU set to test AI guards to protect external borders

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Corporate media article detailing new research and development by the scientists of social control in the service of power:

An EU-funded project is developing an ‘intelligent control system’ to test third-country nationals who reach the EU’s external borders, including a sophisticated analysis of their facial gestures.

The Intelligent Portable Border Control System, iBorderCtrl, is a series of multiple protocols and computer procedures which are meant to scan faces and flag ‘suspicious’ reactions of travellers who lie about their reasons for entering the Schengen area.

The AI-based screening system will check up to 38 facial micro-gestures of travellers – like eye direction, pupil dilation, minimal voice changes and micro-expressions undetectable to human guards – which were collected during a series of questions asked by the border agents at the checkpoints. (more…)

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USA: Attack on the Metropolitan Republican Club – NYC

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

12/10/18, New York City: Anarchist cell smashes windows of ruling political party club building and sprayed slogans to co-incide with an event organised by them with the fascist Gavin McInness, co-founder of Vice Media and founder of Proud-Boys (American far-right group). Locks were also glued and digital keypad destroyed. No-one was arrested.

Tonight, we put the Republican Party on notice, in defiance to the policy of mass misery they have championed. The US government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murders black people, and continues its war machine that has slaughtered Muslim people with impunity for decades. The so-called “Land of the Free” leads the world in incarceration rates per capita, all the while profiteering in the new plantation within the prison walls.

While these atrocities persist unabated, the Metropolitan Republican Club chose to invite a hipster-fascist clown to dance for them, content to revel in their treachery against humanity. The Republican Party, joined by their spineless partners-in-crime, The Democrats, institute a policy of domestic and foreign terror felt the world over. Our attack is merely a beginning. We are not passive, we are not civil, and we will not apologize. Those of good conscience and clear mind know this state of oppression cannot remain. The US fascist political system is one of the most savage institutions in history and we will combat it relentlessly until all are free of American barbarism.

The Korryn Gaines Anarchist Attack Cell

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London: Demo against the far right – Oct 13 (UK)

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

A coalition of groups including London Antifascists have made a call-out for a unity demonstration against the far right Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA). The far right have proved themselves to be a resurgent threat this year, mobilising a 20,000 strong rally in central London in June and have attacked trade unionists, people of colour and left wing bookshops. Left unchecked they are sure to repeat these outrageous attacks.

Antifascists have started to come together to counter this new threat. In July a militant bloc of around 500 antifascists came together to oppose a #FreeTommy demonstration. Look out for ways you can get involved in building a mass antifascist movement in the coming weeks.

If you are in London please save the date and join the demonstration. If you are outside of London consider organising transport for your friends and comrades. Meet up point TBA.

https://www.facebook.com/events/257939294927379/

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Known fascist has car vandalised in Bristol (UK)

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

The guitarist for ‘Queensbury Rules’ (a ‘Blood & Honor’ band) had his car sabotaged in the early hours of the 7th of August.

Wojciech (Woj) Wasilewski, a known fascist had all 4 tyres of his car punctured, the bodywork scratched and a message sprayed which reads: “Woj = Fascist” and on the otherside: “[heart symbol] ANNA YPG”.

The car was parked on Trinity St (New Town) St Philips, sometimes parked on Hassell Drive, both near Trinity Police Station, Bristol. The car is a red Hyundai, reg: EA60TWX

Woj and his Polish friends live above ‘Skin Deep’, a tattooist shop on Old Market (close to where the car was parked). The shop is run by ‘Ozzie’, an old National Fronter from Kingswood, Bristol.

Woj has been seen in a ‘Queensbury Rules’ T-shirt with “Pie and Mash” printed on the back (cockney slang for ‘fash’). It also had the slogan: “Five little words” which means “We go where we want”. But the reality is they don’t, their gigs are very secretive and so we decided to go below the belt and kick him in the bollocks.

There is graffiti near Woj’s flat, which is separate from this attack, that also mentions Anna Cambell: “When you fight fascism, the rules of engagement should be of your own making”

Take ’em on the blind side cell.

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‘What It Looks Like To Be Anti-Fascist In Prison’ by Eric King, anarchist prisoner (USA)

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

via itsgoingdown:

Below is a statement written by anarchist prisoner Eric King in October. For more info on how to support Eric, go here.

What does it look like to be antifascist in federal prison in 2017? It may not be what you think.

If you picture coming into the feds with your fist swinging, taking on every racist, swastika wearing trash you see, that is not a reality. That line of thinking will get us nowhere. Racism at the federal level is very real and played out in a very archaic way. At CCA Leavenworth I pictured going into ANY spot guns blazing, taking on bigots in a very macho, aggressive, violent way. At CCA that was actually somewhat doable, even at Englewood-FCI (low security) it was somewhat a reality because you could dog them out and clown them for their ridiculousness… the reality is though, that the higher up in custody you go and the further west coast you end up, the more serious the game gets and the less likely you are to be able to express your own antifascist ideas without facing some serious backlash. (more…)

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