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Posts Tagged ‘Repression’

Statement from Maximum Security Section: Regarding Hunger Strike (Chile)

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Update: Visit santiaskoanarquista for more information and reports day-by-day on the situation.

It’s difficult to summarize the events of the recent wave of repression, the coarse televised spectacle cements itself in the political-judicial-police machine, reproducing and drawing from the Italian process known as “Marini” and “Cervantes” during which various social centers and squatted houses were raided and the inhabitants charged with being an “Armed Gang.” Operation Salamander (A similar Chilean species) captured 14 people under the charges of Illicit Terrorist Association, and of transportation or placing of explosive devices. (more…)

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Imprisoned August 14th comrades begin hungerstrike (Chile)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

International Solidarity for the 14 arrested Anarchists in Chile

14 anarchists, squatters, communicators and social fighters are arrested accused of “terrorism” by the Chilean state, around the mediatic “Bombs case”, 10 are still in the Maximum Security Prisons under Pinochet’s anti-terrorist law. INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY with the 14 kidnapped by the Chilean ‘democracy’.

After 6 months of investigation against them, and a few days after the Attorney General requested another 6 months of remand – only with feeble evidences on conversations that any person can do have with friends-, the sisters and brothers- hostages of Chilean State, have begun an unlimited duration hunger strike (only drinking liquids) demanding:

1.- Freedom right now.
2.- End of the judicial-police montage.
3.- End of the Anti-terrorist Law, inherited of the military dictatorship (1973-1990) and improved for the ‘democracy’.
4.- End of the time of investigation and realization of a just lawsuit.

The strikers are:

Andrea Macarena Urzúa Cid
Camilo Nelson Pérez Tamayo
Carlos Luis Riveros Luttgue
Felipe Guerra Guajardo
Francisco Solar Domínguez
Mónica Andrea Caballero Sepúlveda
Pablo Hernán Morales Führimann
Rodolfo Luis Retamales Leiva

http://libertadalos14a.blogspot.com/

Update: Visit santiaskoanarquista for more information and reports day-by-day on the situation.

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Short update of the recent repressions against anarchists (Belarus)

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

As of right now, four Belarussian anarchists are under arrest, accused of having organised a series of direct actions 2009-2010.

Everything started long before this past September (2010). The years 2009-2010 were rich in radical actions claimed by Belarussian anarchists. Such as:

*an illegal anti-militarist demonstration in September 2009 against a mutual Russian-Belarusian war exercise, when a Joint Staff was attacked with a smoke grenade.

* an attack on a Minsk casino using paint bulbs and flares in protest of the relocation of most Russian casinos to Belarus after the law banning casinos in Russia was passed.

* an attack on a police station in Soligorsk during the days of common action against the police (windows were broken and a flare was thrown inside).

* an attack on the Headquarters of the Trade Union Federation on the 1st May with the statement that the state and this formal organisation uses workers in its interests, and doesn’t defend their rights, often preventing workers from cooperating with each other and organizing strikes.

* an attack on a branch of Belarusbank as a protest against the financial system in the world (molotov-cocktails).

and finally

* an attack on the Russian embassy in Minsk as a solidarity action with Khimki arrestees on the 30th August 2010 where a car belonging to the embassy was burnt.

This was the last drop for the regime as the attack was carried out in a period of harsh antagonism between the leaders of Russia and Belarus. Before the action was claimed by anarchists each country had already blamed the other one for having maneuvered the provocation.

On August 3rd 2010 8 people in 3 different flats were detained and 7 of them were put in a detention center for 9 days. During this period another radical action took place

* an attack on the detention center with the statement to set free all detainees. The attackers set fire to a door of the detention centre. Later the video is removed from youtube.

After 9 days 5 of the 7 people are set free, but other people are detained in the meantime. One of them, Aliaksandr Frantskevich, is accused of the attack on the police station in Soligorsk. He admits that he was filming the event. The other guy, Mikalaj Dziadok, is kept in the detention facility for different reasons till September 24, when he is accused of organising last year’s anti-militarist action. In the meantime they also find witnesses who claim that he also organised an attack on the casino and the House of Trade Unions. All episodes mentioned above are now united under one case. Mikalaj denies his guilt.

* In October the KGB quarters in Bobrujsk are attacked with molotov cocktails.

They take a guy who lives in the neighbourhood, Sergej Sliusar, and keep him for 10 days without accusations. (He had also been detained for 9 days in September)

On the 4th of November Maxim Vetkin is arrested and accused of an attack on the Russian embassy and on Belarusbank. He admits his guilt and says that he was participating also in the attack on the bank. He is also giving testimony against other people, so we have withdrawn support from him.

On the 17th of November Denis Bystrik is detained, where he is told that Maxim gave testimony that he was filming the action at the Russian embassy. He admits his fault but is set free without accusations so that he can contact one of the other suspects, Ihar Alinevich, and have him detained, but eventually the plot is not successful.

On the 29th of November Ihar Alinevich is detained in Moscow, when trying to meet his comrade Anton Laptenok (one of those detained on September 3rd). He is accused of an attack on the Russian embassy and is held in the KGB remand prison. Ihar admits that he was participating in the anti-militarist action, but doesn’t consider it a criminal act. He denies all other accusations.

On the 17th of January Jauhen Vasilevich, a journalist from the newspaper “Bobruiski courier,” a nationalist democrat without connections to the anarchist movement, is detained and accused of the attack on the KGB headquarters in Bobruisk.

The period of investigation for all of the arrested is prolonged till April 12th.

All of them may face up to 6 years of imprisonment. The case with the bank could mean up to 10 years. It appears that they are also accused of “intentional destruction of property committed by an organised group (7-12 years of imprisonment).” According to the law, in such a case, the organiser gets no less than 3/4 of the maximum sentence.

source: http://avtonom.org/en/node/14931

Previous news on the topic: http://avtonom.org/en/freebelarus

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Freedom for Arturo and Guido (Italy)

Friday, February 11th, 2011

From Nunatak:

Arturo and Guido, two of the comrades that are writing for Nunatak (a magazine of stories, cultures and struggles of the mountains), were arrested last night while participating in a demo in Condove (Susa Valley) trying to stop a train loaded with nuclear waste liquid Castor from the Garigliano reactor. The presence of a few dozen people made it possible to stop this train of death, but not to return home safely for all the protesters. They have done something for all of us, now it’s up to us to do something for them.

Freedom for Arturo and Guido!
Stop the Nuclear!

Your comrades of Nunatak.

Write:

Arturo Fazio,
Guido Mantelli,

CASA CIRCONDARIALE LORUSSO E CUTUGNO
Strada Pianezza, 300
10151 Le Vallette (TO)
Italia

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Posted in Eco Struggle, Prison Struggle

Student demonstrations: Advice for those wanted by Police (UK)

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

There are reports of individuals who the police are searching for in order to make an arrest. Some people may believe they do not have much chance of escaping arrest due to the amount of details the police have on you (such as your name) and may not want to go underground and are therefore considering handing themselves in. The writers of this article (All Colours Are Beautiful) would like to share this advice: (more…)

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Repression updates from Athens (Greece)

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Three updates, one about the trial of anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis, and another about the 6 arrested alleged “terrorists” who are held hostage in huge media-spectacle-process, accused of being members of armed groups, lastly an update about the connected raid of the Nadir squat in Saloniki : (more…)

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We are at WAR : Political arrests and state terrorism (Greece)

Monday, December 6th, 2010

One day before the memorial of the assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6th, the Greek democratic dictatorship decided to activate in a tragicomic way its repression mechanisms in order to prevent the upcoming uprising of the society. All the regime’s servants are on the alert trying to manipulate the public opinion and terrorize the parts of the society that resist. (more…)

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Millbank Fire: Lessons from Millbank PDF (UK)

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Reposted flyer circulating on the internet and in paper form:

“Leaflet to be printed and circulated should you like the taste of it. Breaks down into three parts: Cuts are not an issue…(an article about resisting capitalism and not getting stuck on resisting the cuts) / Keeping It Real (advice for those new to doing stuff) and Some Lessons From Millbank (4 practical lessons to be learned and put into effect everywhere). Please circulate through your networks, should you wish. “
(more…)

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Repressive aftermath of Student Riots, London (UK)

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

London Riot: Tory HQ smashed by British students

From mainstream media (Russia Today):

UPDATE: An 18 year old student charged with ‘violent disorder’ and granted bail for throwing fire extinguisher from roof of Tory HQ at cops. This carries 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine on indictment; six months imprisonment and/or a fine summarily.

See also: November 10th Defence Campaign
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Statement of the two comrades accused for the letter-bombs in Athens (Greece)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

“We do not recognize this procedure and we do not apologize.”

The two arrested yesterday (1 November 2010) accused of sending letter-bombs to embassies in Athens will appear in front of the interrogator on Thursday 4/11/10 at 10am.

The two comrades declared to the interrogator today that they do not recognize the procedure and that they do not apologize. The interrogator gave them until Thursday when they have to re-appear. According to their lawyer Gianna Kourtovik, they kept the same attitude at the police h/q as well.

The parents of the two accused who were called to identify them denied to appear.

The State is the Terrorist – Revolutionary Solidarity to the Insurgent Fighters.


3 November 2010

“Last night 3 cars in the streets of the Exarchia area in Athens burned in an arson attack. We dedicate our hits in solidarity with the arrested revolutionary hostages Pangioti Argirou and Gerasimo Tsakalou, accused of sending letter-bombs. This is our solidarity to the comrades held hostage. Attack with all means available. See you soon….”

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Solidarity with the comrades of Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)

Monday, November 1st, 2010

We believe that the death of Lambros Foundas by the uniformed murderers as well as the arrests of the six fighters for their participation or for their alleged participation in the Revolutionary Struggle, are integral facts of their historical-social frame. We consider them as the first and heavy losses in the new phase of growth of class war that has been signaled by the capitalistic crisis. We feel that Lambros did not simply leave one day of March, but fighting on the eve of a general strike, while the six arrested as well as all the imprisoned fighters, are missing from us in the streets in these important as well as difficult days that have come, these days where the subversive-liberating argument must and can be applied with new intensity and momentum.

The three comrades who took responsibility for the actions of Revolutionary Struggle show that fighting for what you believe in is not a task that only the “elite” can take on. Its in everyone that has suffered in the system that has been created to control us. The state knows they are the real terrorists and as long as no one is fighting back they have nothing to fear. Its time to show them enough is enough and attack it with all means available.

“And if the terrorists Papandreou and Chrysohoidis are laughing (in vain) about our arrests; if they believe they have thus guaranteed the necessary security for their social-fascist party to easily continue imposing their criminal projects on society, wagging their tails to please their American masters; if they are hoping they have eliminated a serious threat to their regime, we assure them that it will not be so easy to do away with us.

While we live and breathe, we will do everything possible to cause trouble for their antisocial, criminal projects.

And if our persecutors and this country’s political establishment believe they have all of society on their side, if they believe most people see us as a “social threat,” they are wrong.” Excerpt from the Political Letter to Society from the Revolutionary Struggle members (See 325 #8 for the full text).

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See 325 #8 for detailed coverage of the case of Revolutionary Struggle with letters and analysis from the Greek anarchist comrades.

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Letter from Maria Beraha (Greece)

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Update: Maria is called again to appear on the 11 November 2010.

On Monday 25th of October the special interrogator D.Mokkas sent me “CALL OF ACCUSED” to testify on Monday 1st of November “for the punishable act of entering as a member in the terrorist organization named “REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE” the same call was also received by Nikos Malapanis, who happens to be our best man (of our wedding. ed)(more…)

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Letter from Nikos Malapanis concerning his call by the special appeals interrogator (Greece)

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Update: Nikos is called again to appear on the 11 November 2010.

And now solidarity is being persecuted…

On Monday 1st of November I am called to present myself before the special appeals interrogator K.Baltas, as one accused for “the punishable action of integration in a terrorist organisation called Revolutionary Struggle”. Lately many individuals of the anarchist/antiauthoritarian movement from the wider friendship and comrade circle of those arrested, have been called as witnesses for the same case. (more…)

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SHAC activists convicted and imprisoned (UK)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

On 25th October six British SHAC campaigners were convicted on charges related to their role in the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. Alfie Fitzpatrick was given a 12 month sentence suspended for 2 years. Sarah Whitehead received 6 years. Nicole Vosper received 3 and a half years. Thomas Harris received 4 years. Nicola Tapping received 15 months. Jason Mullen received 3 years. (more…)

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A few notes on the appeal trial against the Salento anarchists (Italy)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

A story already written? A few notes on the appeal trial against the Salento anarchists.

Ideas and laws, passion and social peace.

This story has often showed strong conflicts between those who expressed freely their ideas and those who attempted to repress them; between those who struggled with determination so that migrants were not locked up for not having an ID document, and those who boasted that locking up migrants was a question of security. On the one side the anarchists, on the other police, magistrates, the Church on charge of a CPT [immigration detention centre], journalists and politicians. All this, however, does not give a complete picture of what has happened and of what is still at stake. (more…)

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