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Posts Tagged ‘Repression’

Anti-anarchist raids in London and Brighton (UK)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Breaking news, more updates as we receive them:

Metropolitan police have raided several squatted autonomous centres in London, in a media-spectacle in which the pigs promise more raids. The raids are apparently in connection with the 26 March TUC demo / Black Bloc and the pathetic Royal wedding this weekend which has been hyped up.

The Ratstar squat in South London was amongst those raided, as were 2 nearby squats. Also Offmarket squat in Hackney and Grow Heathrow squat were raided. Current reports are that 14 people are arrested so far. No one has been charged yet. The arrested are being held at Harrow Road Policestation.

On Wednesday March 27 police officers from the Metropolitan and Sussex police forces raided squats in Brighton and arrested seven people. This was also allegedly connected with the TUC demo / Black Bloc.

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The Hunger Strike is Over (Chile)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Received via email:

ENGLISH:

Today, April 26th, our partners, kidnapped in the “Bombs Case” montage, have decided to finish -in the day #65- their hunger strike since February 21th. About the decision that they have taken, we’re waiting that the comrades themselves write a release with their reasons, because no ‘news’ will tell us how they feel or why the hunger strike is over, if it is not them themselves who tell us.

However, the fight for their freedom continues and now we must support them in their recuperation after the long fast, no only materially but morally too, as has been going on. So that the solidarity doesn’t stop. Our forces go for them.

That the fear doesn’t destroy solidarity…
That the solidarity destroys prison.

KIDNAPPED BY THE STATE TO THE STREETS!

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Summary of a week of common actions to defend the "Khimki hostages" from the 2-9 April 2011 (Russia)

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

From 2nd of 9th of April 2011 and after, actions to defend “Khimki hostages”, Alexei Gaskarov and brothers Maxim and Denis Solopov were organised in six countries and 25 cities. Alexei Gaskarov and Maxim Solopov are currently out from jail, in court facing charges following from a demonstration, which was organised 28th of July 2010 in Moscow suburb of Khimki against construction of Moscow-St. Petersburg toll road, and the gross human rights violations against its opponents. Denis Solopov has been granted an UNCHR refugee status in Ukraine, but in beginning of April he was detained and is currently waiting his deportation court in Lykyanovka prison of Kiev.

Full info here (avtonom.org)

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To all delinquents who have expressed solidarity (Italy)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Communiqué from Stefania and Anna, two of the comrades arrested in Bologna on April 6 2011.

Solidarity has come strong and abundant with letters and telegrams, which have been so numerous to make the guards go into a tailspin, and some were even sent by registered post to make sure they arrived. This really warms up our heart.
The charge for those arrested, for those subjected to restrictions and for all the comrades investigated is ‘organized crime’. (more…)

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We are all Fuoriluogo (Italy)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Text of the poster calling for demos in Italy [Fuori luogo literally means ‘out of place’]

In a world over and over again at war, where mad colonels bombard rebel towns and global sheriffs shoot against everybody; in a nuclearized world with radioactive seas and poisoned lands, where an earthquake is a business for laughing hyenas and where a cancer is yet another customer for pharmaceutical lobbies; in a world obsessed by ‘security’ but in which the destiny of everyone is in the hands of doctor Strangelove and his idiotic ministers, and in which health is in the hands of pharmaceutical multinationals and traders of waste; in a world of luxury hospices for rich elderly and prison call centres for poor youths; in a world of blue years and of lead years, of jobs that are not there, and when they are there it is just shit; (more…)

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May 12-15: A Call for Common Actions in Solidarity with Belarusian Anarchists (Belarus)

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

It’s been 7 months now since the “case of arsons” was started in Belarus.
All this time our friends and comrades have been held behind the bars. Having started with random detentions of activists of radically different political views in September last year, the case is finally coming to an end – it is being brought to trial. At the moment 7 people targeted in the investigation of “the anarchists’ case” are staying under arrest. (more…)

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Update about the anti-anarchist raids and investigation (Italy)

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

LIBERTA’ PER ANNA, MARTINO, NICU, ROBERT, STEFI e STREGO!!!

Update 6/4/11: 5 comrades are arrested in Bologna, 1 in Ferrara.

A new police and judiciary raid against anarchists in Italy has hit the city of Bologna, and in particular the comrades of ‘Fuoriluogo’. The charge is ‘organized crime with aims of subversion’ and refers to both public campaigns and attacks against banks, ENI (the Italian energy multinational involved in nuclear activities and in business with the Libyan regime), structures linked to the Bologna migrants detention centre and other centres of economic and political power. (more…)

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Dozens of raids as new investigation against anarchists begins (Italy)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Breaking news from the mainstream media, treat with caution:

The Digos, the Italian political police, in the city of Bologna, have executed an operation investigating frequent visitors to the Bologna activist circle ‘Fuoriluogo’. The provision for the operation was decided by the prosecutor of Bologna within an inquiry carried out by the Bologna Digos.

Whilst this morning, more than 300 police have carried out searches in Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Rome, Padova, Trento, Reggio Calabria, Ancona, Turin, Lecce, Naples, Trieste, Genoa, Teramo, Forli, Ravenna and Milan. The comrades under investigation are accused of belonging to a ‘subversive association for criminal intent’. 60 searches are reported, resulting, so far, in 12 people under precautionary measures and one arrest according to media. (more…)

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We know who the Italian financiers of the Chilean terrorism are! (Italy, Chile)

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

From Simone and Nora

(Communiqué)

On February 15 2011, we read in some online Chilean newspaper: ‘The public prosecutor of the Caso Bombas is considering to arrest two Europeans in order to extradite them as they are considered the financiers of the Chilean anarchists involved in this case. During the hearing to discuss the detention conditions of Omar Hermosilla Marin and Vinicio Aguiera Mery (two of the 14 defendants in the case), held on Monday February 14, public prosecutor Rojas has declared that an Italian and a French are the alleged financiers of the anarchist Chilean group accused of committing at least 23 explosive attacks out of the 108 that were carried out in Santiago of Chile since 2005. According to the judiciary, the Italian deposited 900 euros in the bank account of Omar Hermosilla Marin, accused of illicit association with aim of terrorism. Moreover, according to Interpol investigators, the two Europeans travelled to Argentina on a number of occasions in order to support anti-State groups’. (more…)

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Update about the new arrests in the case of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

Friday, March 18th, 2011

From Klinamen via This Is Our Job

On the morning of Monday, March 14 2011, an operation coordinated between the Special Violent Crime Response Division (DAEEB) and the Special Antiterrorist Unit (EKAM) raided and searched two homes—one in Nea Ionia on the outskirts of Volos, and one in the northern Athens neighborhood of Cholargos. (more…)

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Anti-Terrorist Police conduct new raids in Athens and Volos (Greece)

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Brief news:

Today, 14 of March in the morning, the anti-terrorist police arrested 7 people (5 men and 2 women) during an operation conducted in Athens and Volos. According to the police sources the raids are connected with the Revolutionary Organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. At this same moment the operation follows; some houses continue to be searched, supposedly in one house there was found two Kalashnikov, several pistols, uniforms of police, wigs, etc. When it is possible we will try to inform more.

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Activists attacked at Mainshill Opencast as Huge Excavator is Occupied (UK)

Friday, March 11th, 2011

On Wednesday morning activists entered Scottish Coal’s Mainshill Open Cast Coal Site in South Lanarkshire to disrupt coaling operations. As two activists managed to reach and scale a huge 260 tonne “prime mover” in the bottom of the pit, one of the two biggest machines on the site, other activists there to support them were brutally attacked by Scottish Coal employees and Trustcare Security.

The action lasted for over 4 hours before a specialist police team from Glasgow removed the people occupying the excavator, which was in the process of loading coal from the seam on to dump trucks. Police arrested four people, two of whom were only supporting the action, and all have been charged with aggravated trespass. (more…)

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700 Special Police Force arrive at Kulon Progo (Indonesia)

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The people of Kulon Progo call for your international solidarity as they resist corporate greed and ecological destruction, please spread this information and act. More info + links to follow.

Thursday Morning, 24 February, mining corporation wants to re-open its office and operational sites which already been closed and destroyed by the peasants December last year. Failed.

Monday, 28 February, media noted that Jogja Magasa Iron and some Japanese investors failed to come.

Wednesday, 2 March, 9 cars with heavy arms police guard came to the pilot project for only 10 minutes.

Yesterday Morning, 7 March, 31 Police truck, 700 special police force (called Mobile Brigade), water cannon, detention car, police dogs, tear-gas, and heavy weapons came to the village…

WE NEED IMMEDIATE SOLIDARITY NOW!

Kulon Progo Self-organised Struggle Against Neoliberal Megaproject

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The Authorities Have Taken Another Hostage in the Khimki Case (Ukraine, Russia)

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Denis Solopov, who took part in the action outside the Khimki town hall on July 28, 2010, to protest the lawlessness of local authorities and the clear-cutting of the Khimki Forest, has been detained in Kyiv by local police. (more…)

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Regarding the arrest of the anarchist Lida Sofianou at the general strike demonstration of Feb 23 in Athens (Greece)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Footage of Motorbike cops being attacked (Mainstream media) + February 23rd: General strike chronology, photos and video.

Update: Saturday, February 26, 2011
Lida Sofianou and another protester who faced felony charges under the enactment of hoodlum-law [koukoulonomos], were released under bail conditions (sign on at a police station once a month). A third protester facing misdemeanors was released without bail. Until 1:07pm (GMT+2) the protester accused of carrying a bow and ax, was waiting to appear before the prosecutor (photos of the frame-up of the police, here). He is injured by the police beatings in the chest, by thoracic rupture. He got notice to appear before the prosecutor on Monday, 28/2, but he is still detained because he refused to give fingerprints. Solidarity is our weapon

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Athens on the day of the general strike on February 23 and headed to Parliament, flouting police repression and control. In a society crushed daily in the cog-wheels of increasingly intensified repression enforced by the state and the bosses, and under the pretext of the memorandum of co-operation with the IMF, the EU and the ECB, the determination of the thousands to march to Parliament signals a refusal to bow or to fall for the fright that authority wants to give. The demonstration blocks of the anarchists/anti-authoritarians, of the class base unions, of the neighbourhood assemblies, of social resistance against price increases etc. all carried a clear message: the message of collectivisation and self-organisation of social struggles from below, against mediation, party conduct and the class surrender of union bosses. The fighting spirit of the thousands who besieged Parliament and the insistence of those who stayed at Syntagma square for hours, facing the army of police, reveal the conviction that bosses are not unshakeable, that this is the time of social and class strike-back. (more…)

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