Posts Tagged ‘Solidarity Action’
London: 'FAI – Fires on the Horizon – Nikos Romanos' take responsibility for the burning of a security vehicle (UK)
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Act for freedom now! receives anonymous:
Anarchists in action. Today 3/12/14 we set on fire a security car in London in solidarity with our brothers Nikos Romanos. Yiannis Mixailidis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Dimitris Politis, they are on hunger strike in Athens.
That night we kept our eyes fixed on the horizon and saw many falling stars drawing their own chaotic paths. And we counted them over and over, we made wishes, calculated the odds. We knew that our desire for a free life had to step over all that oppresses us, murders us, destroys us, so we dived into the void just like the shooting stars we were observing. Since then innumerable stars have fallen, perhaps it’s time for our star to fall, who knows? If we had the answers ready, we wouldn’t have become what we are, but selfish bastards who would teach people how to become rodents that eat each other as they do today. At least we still remain implacable and stubborn like the people of our kind. And those of us who closed their eyes in pain and travelled far continue to keep their eyes stuck on that night sky we also observed. And they watch us fall, beautiful and shining stars. Now it’s our turn. Now, without hesitation, we fall.
We salute! our comrades of F.A.I. Torches in the Night – Earth Liberation Front.
SOLIDARITY MEANS ATTACK!
FAI – Fires on the Horizon – Nikos Romanos
Updates about the hungerstrike
Tags: Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Arson, Dimitris Politis, FAI - Fires on the Horizon – Nikos Romanos, Giannis Mihailidis, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), London, Nikos Romanos, Solidarity Action, UK
Posted in Direct Action
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
At noon on Wednesday 26 November, in the barricades and Molotov cocktails that gave life to a new day of anarchic violence and confrontation with law enforcement officers in the so called “Cordón Macul” at the “Grecia Avenue”, one of the groups participating in the action expressed with a banner, screams and pamphlets, our solidarity
with anarchist comrade Nikos Romanos, on hunger strike in Greek prisons for a breath of freedom.
We send our strength to Nikos for his decision to fight putting his own body and integrity as an obstacle to the plans of power.
BECAUSE NIKOS ROMANOS IS ONE OF OURS
INTERNATIONAL -INSURRECTIONAL ANARCHIC SOLIDARITY
Video from the press of the enemy:
Joint Statement of the action:
$hile: Adjudicación de acciòn directa llevada a cabo el dia 26 de Noviembre afuera de JGM
Monday, December 1st, 2014
Call for a Black December!
On November 28th, comrades in Santiago decided to attack a public transport line with the purpose of calling for a Black December in memory of Sebastián Oversluij, anarchist killed in December 2013 during a failed bank expropriation. This action was also intended to express solidarity with imprisoned compañera Tamara Sol Farías Vergara, as well as other fighters prosecuted, incarcerated or fallen in combat. Once the public transport bus was engulfed in flames, they threw pyrotechnics to make their rage and rebellion flash more forcefully. “(…) We call for a Black December in memory of comrade Sebastian Oversluij. Solidarity with Tamara Sol Vergara. Hans Niemeyer, Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar to the streets! Strength to comrade Nikos Romanos. An affectionate embrace to the comrades who attacked the PDI. Mauricio Morales and Sebastian Oversluij present!”
On November 26th, comrades carried out a direct action outside the Juan Gómez Millas campus in Santiago, erecting street barricades and blocking the traffic for almost an hour. A young student, who had nothing to do with the action, was arrested by cops. An anonymous communiqué mentions among others: “(…) May our ideals live in everyday and violent action. A salute to the combatants: Juan Aliste Vega, Marcelo Villarroel, Freddy Fuentevilla, Carlos Quiduleo, Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova, Guillermo Duran, Alejandro Astorga, Sol Vergara and all prisoners in the territory occupied by the State of Chile, as well as to Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar, to the prisoners of Mexico, Indonesia, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, to Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis, both on hunger strike demonstrating that the anti-authoritarian struggle does not end in prison, but another breach opens from there, other means to keep blowing out the existent. Also all our love and memory to our comrades who have fallen in combat Claudia Lopez, Jhony Cariqueo, Mauricio Morales, Sebastian Oversluij, Jorge Saldivia, the latter two brothers killed in bank robberies. All our loving remembrance will always take the form of fire and war against every authority. Long live anarchy.”
The FAI Torches in the Night/Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility for burning a vehicle in the service of the French multinational GDF Suez on November 25th in the Long Ashton area, Bristol (England), where they also torched an audacious 4×4, two luxury sports cars and a vehicle of OCS, one of the top security companies in the UK, in revenge for Rémi Fraisse, the nuclear industry, the prison society and the Green Capital: “(…) Against class society and industrial development, even and especially the green-washed ones – Victory for ZAD/Testet and ZAD/Notre-Dames-des-Landes – Victory to the rotating hunger strike in the Greek prison system (in support of our FAI confederate Nikos Romanos) and all prisoners at war with the prison.”
In the early hours of November 30th, a mini-riot broke out in the neighbourhood of Exarchia, Athens, including Molotov cocktail attacks against anti-riot squadrons, flaming barricades, and smashing of luxury cars, while slogans in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos were being chanted loudly in the streets.
At approximately the same nighttime, in the city of Thessaloniki, a group of individuals reportedly launched Molotov cocktails at the cops guarding the Turkish consulate.
Late on November 29th, a group of anarchists attacked a police station in Volos with stones and paint, shouting slogans in solidarity with Nikos Romanos.
On November 29th, a group of comrades sabotaged a scheduled meeting of the minister of Public Order Vassilis Kikilias with mainstream media thugs in Patras. The anarchist intervention took place outside the offices of a local newspaper, in solidarity with the hunger strikers Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis. The cops were caught completely off guard, and hurried the minister away from there. One of the shouts was: “Nikos Romanos, we’re with you; as for you, Kikilias: go fuck yourself!”
At daybreak of November 29th, the offices of the Legal Council of the State in Heraklion, on Crete, were attacked in solidarity with anarchists Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis, both on hunger strike since 10/11 and 17/11 respectively. The front door and first-floor windows were broken, and paint was thrown inside and outside the building.
In a display of solidarity with anarchist hunger strikers Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis, a bank ATM was torched in downtown Athens on 23/11 and a branch of the Hellenic Post was explosively attacked on 27/11 in Pefki (the Athens neighbourhood where Theofilos Mavropoulos was seriously wounded and arrested in May 2011, after a shootout with two patrol officers, when Yannis Michailidis managed to get away driving the patrol car of the same cops).
In the night towards November 26th, anarchists vandalized ATMs with glue in the city of Ioannina, in solidarity with the hunger strikers Nikos Romanos, Yannis Michailidis and Iraklis Kostaris (the latter conducted a hunger strike from 29/10 until 28/11, when his request was denied).
In the early hours of November 26th, bank ATMs were doused in gasoline and set on fire in Nea Smyrni, Athens, as a token of incendiary solidarity with anarchist comrades Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis.
In another communiqué, arsonists claimed responsibility for a string of attacks (ATMs and vehicles torched) in nine different districts of Athens, in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos.
On November 26th, at midday, the scumbag lawyer Alexis Kougias, who defended the cops that murdered Alexis Grigoropoulos, was assaulted when spotted in the Athens neighbourhood of Exarchia. This (random) attack was dedicated to Nikos Romanos – friend of slain Grigoropoulos, who witnessed the killing in December 2008 – and Yannis Michailidis.
On November 23rd, comrades in Thessaloniki went on the offensive, and placed a homemade explosive device consisting of gas canisters at the house of police unionist Dimitris Padiotis (president of the Thessaloniki Police Officers Union), located in the area of Kastra. They claimed this action in support of captive anarchist Nikos Romanos, on hunger strike as of 10/11, making also mention of the ongoing solidarity hunger strike of anarchist prisoner Yannis Michailidis (since 17/11), and imprisoned 17N member Iraklis Kostaris.
On November 19th, the local offices of the main ruling party Nea Dimokratia in the Athens district of Ambelokipi (situated between the Greek police headquarters and the Ambelokipi police station) were attacked in a display of “loud” solidarity with Nikos Romanos, Iraklis Kostaris and Yannis Michailidis.
On November 17th, a security company vehicle was burned in the area of Metamorfosi, Athens, in solidarity with Nikos Romanos, Iraklis Kostaris and Yannis Michailidis.
On November 13th, the Group of Proletarian Attack targeted the Galatsi tax office in Athens, intending to burn down the archives section inside the building with a high-power incendiary device. Due to an unforeseen obstacle, the incendiary mechanism was finally detonated in the outdoor space. Among other things, the group expressed solidarity with Iraklis Kostaris and Nikos Romanos in their fight for prison furloughs, “for breaths of life away from the galleys of bourgeois democracy”.
– to be continued –
Tags: Black December, Greece, Hunger Strike, International Solidarity, Iraklis Kostaris, Italy, Nikos Romanos, Sebastián Oversluij Seguel, Solidarity Action, Tamara Sol, UK, Yannis Michailidis
Posted in Direct Action
Friday, November 28th, 2014
Last night (25/26 November), the first spark of fire that burns today in France, Greece and USA, illuminated the space under a car of the city-police, which was parked outside the police station in Mazowiecka street in Warsaw.
We’d chosen the target not by accident.
The institution of the City Police – summoned in purpose of cleaning the city-parks had become a paramilitary group, who ‘cleans’ mainly homeless people, hustles kids that smokes weed or skip school. So called routine ‘interventions’ usually end up with brutal violence – petting boys in uniforms’ egos.
That’s how on the 3rd of October, the City police’s intervention ended in Szczecinek – by dumping a 20 year old beaten to a pulp in front of hospital. For that, or for other interventions of this type – no policeman was ever held responsible – so we’re taking the justice in our hands.
It disgusts us that they’re walking the streets with impunity and pride. Just like the murderer of Max Itoya – Artur Brzeziński, Mike Brown’s executioner – Darren Wilson or the killer of Remi from Testet. There is no, and there will not be the agreement for that from the part of the society. We will not leave them alone, because when they put on their uniforms, they stop acting as people, they stop being people in our eyes, they’re the bodyguards of the government – the money advocate.
Politicians recently are racing in postulating to dissolve the city-police. Neither the orders from up there, nor any reform that would dissolve the services under a concrete name (not holding responsible these bandits in uniforms and in the same time helping to grow other services) is not going to be enough for us.
The idea of dissolving the city-police that we’re putting into practice is a physical confrontation. It will not leave out the police, prison guards or border police. We know, that we’re taking part in the global wave of resistance that already takes place and will grow stronger, also here – in Poland. So, don’t be afraid to act! let them finally feel the fear, that they’re serving us. Destroying the law enforcements isn’t difficult – start from killing the cop in your own head.
Our symbolic action we’re dedicating to the memory of Remi killed by the cops in french Testet and to friends behind the bars.
Instead of a minute of silence – a whole life in struggle!
Fire to all the prisons, closed detention camps, psychiatric wards and police stations!
Queer Meinhof/ FAI (Informal Anarchist Federation)
Friday, November 28th, 2014
In the night of November 21st, 2014, the Office of probation services and juvenile court assistance located in the Museumstrasse in Altona, Hamburg, was attacked with stones, and many windows were broken.
Against the State, its Justice and minions!
Solidarity with the accused and the imprisoned in the case of squatting in the Breite Strasse in Hamburg!
Solidarity with the squatters, who really showed the cops!
Rage and struggle for Rémi Fraisse, who was killed in France some weeks ago after he was hit by a grenade during clashes with the cops!
Freedom is not negotiated or begged for!
Against every authority!
Friday, November 28th, 2014
Nos adjudicamos la acciòn directa llevada a cabo el dia 26 de Noviembre a las
afueras de JGM, esta salida ladedicamos a cada unx de nuestrxs compañerxs en lucha,
que se presentan siempre dignos en contra el Poder, Estado y cualquier tipo de
ejercicio de Autoridad.
Luego de la acciòn que tuvo una duracion de aprox 50 min cortando el transito en
Grecia con Dr Johow, nos enteramos que por culpa de un guardia de la universidad, un
estudiante que querìa entrar fue arrestado por los pacos culiaos, aclaramos que el
joven no tiene nada que ver con la accion. (more…)
Thursday, November 27th, 2014
325 receives news from comrades in Puerto Montt, Chile:
Greetings from Chile
In the first hours of November 25, 2014, we dropped two banners in S.Allende Avenue in Puerto Montt, as a response to Antiprison Solidarity and Agitation Weeks and the International Call for Revolutionary Solidarity with Comrade Nikos Romanos, who is in hunger strike since November 10, fighting for a breath of freedom outside the walls of Koridallos fucking prison. In the other hand, soon will start Comrade Tamara Sol trial, to whom we warmly hugh and send strength!. As you know, she is being accused for the shooting to a bank guard as a revenge act for the murder of the Comrade Sebastian Oversluij on December 11, 2013.
The banners read:
– “Tamara Sol ¡To the street! And all the enemies of Domination jailed by State in Mexico, Greece, Italy, Chile, USA…”
– “Strength, Nikos Romanos, in Hunger strike”
There are neither limits nor barriers that can stop the multiform anarchist action, just excuses!
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Act for freedom now! receives:
When the enemy seems to be standing up well and uses all means to crash anything opposite, then the attack towards him, his symbols and infrastructures is the only way. Wherever we look we see various types of authority, either called cop, judge either called school, bank, church, prison. Institutions of a rotten system that every day remind us that we are not free. Their real value will be shown with their destruction and through ashes and wreckage their beauty will be shown. No more compromises fit here right now. Their place should be taken over by determination and continuous struggle.
In the undeclared war which is taking place, when there isn’t direct usage of weapons, then other means are mobilised in order to hit the mind and the soul of every unrepentant revolutionary.
The new high security prisons are aiming right at that, his extermination. When its their turn, judges and prosecutors give revengeful long sentences. Prosecutor Olga Smirli confirmed her role at the trial for the ATE bank (now Pireaus Bank) in Pyrgetos Larisa giving away 16 years to G.NAXAKIS and G.SARAFOUDIS, with the only evidence being their political identity.
Either the two comrades participated in the robbery, either not, we are with them and we dedicate them the attack on Pireaus Bank on the early hours of the 10th of September in Sykies, Thessaloniki. This act is a small sign of solidarity and a message that everything continues…
Lets fight, everyone in their own way, forcefully, with the means that they have, till the end, until total liberation.
STRENGTH TO N.MAZIOTIS AND P.ROUPA
A RAISED FIST TO ALL REVOLUTIONARIES
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
A gesture of solidarity…
On the night of October 12th we used stones, slingshots and Molotov cocktails to sabotage two banking entities in Iztapalapa delegation of Mexico City.
Revolutionary solidarity is how we also show our support to the imprisoned comrades on hunger strike since the 1st [until the 17th] of October by attacking those responsible for this miserable everyday living. It is our response to the harassment of the comrades by guards, physicians and the staff of penitentiary institutions. So ours is a target easily identifiable and relatable to domination.
The insurrectionary anarchist perspective goes beyond the fetishism of fire or weapons. Our approach to anarchy is a struggle that has no interest in being a televised spectacle, nor need for “self-promotion” due to lack of promotion by the State. So ours is a simple and direct communication that corresponds to the requirement of the moment concerning the striking comrades; a simple and easily reproducible means.
The insurrectionary anarchist perspective is a method, often suitable for the generalization of individual and social conflict that subverts the normalcy. For insurrection as many other forms (and in their entirety) open up possibilities for a veritable revolution. An anarchist method for radical and profound change.
No mediation or dialogues with the State and the Capital!
For the struggle against all kinds of power, including the so-called Popular Power that is being sold to us as autonomy!
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Armed militants appeared on the streets of Diyarbakır, Southeastern Turkey tonight (20/10/2014) in a demonstration of combative solidarity with Kobane and in complete defiance of the fascist Turkish government.
The comrades expressed their anger by setting up burning barricades, throwing many molotovs and firing shots in the air. Messages of support for Kobane and denouncing the fascist Turkish state were broadcast via megaphone so all the people could hear. The comrades escaped into the night avoiding capture by Turkish security forces, all in all, a successful display of militant solidarity from deep within the Turkish state that gave hope to many Turkish people living under AKP tyranny and reminds Kobane & whole world that not all Turkish people support the barbaric actions of the criminal Erdogan regime!
Kobane Solidarity Front UK
Tags: Anti-Fascist, Burning Barricades, Demo, Diyarbakır, International Solidarity, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, Molotovs, Rojava, Solidarity Action, Turkey
Posted in Direct Action
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Please note, this operation is now called #Op4Kobane, not #OpKobane anymore.
Once again the comrades from Kurdish hacking collective ColdHackers have gone into action and attacked the online presence of the murderous and cowardly Turkish regime in solidarity with their YPG / YPJ brothers & sisters who are fighting for Rojava and the total liberation of Kobane.
In this latest co-ordinated wave of precision cyber attacks code-named #Op4Kobane, 6 Turkish regime-linked websites were skilfully defaced and 4 Turkish regime-linked Facebook accounts were completely hacked and at the time of this report were still in complete rebel control displaying YPG / YPJ solidarity messages and images.
On the 6 websites, a message was broadcast in Kurdish, English, French & Turkish languages. The message is as follows :
“MASSACRE IN ROJAVA WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE ACCOUNT. We will call a stop to bloodthirsty massacre of Kurdish people in Rojava. We will defy and will not remit to those who commits and supports this merciless massacre. We will take revenge on those uncivilized who slaughter the children and civilian population. O
barbarians we will breathe down your neck both in cyber and in real media, You and your brutal supporters will account for this horrible massacre. Our folk, for their freedom and liberty will fight for the last drop of their blood. Hooray freedom, Hooray Kurdistan, Hooray hero APO! Hacked By ColdHackers (KurdishHackers)!”.
For more info on the websites & FB accounts attacked & image proofs, please visit @ColdHackers on Twitter.
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
On the morning of October 17th, the National Guard Armory in Durham was the target of vandalism intended to disrupt weekend operations at the facility.
We glued five different sets of locks in order to prevent the entry or exit of
vehicles from the fenced lot, chained the front doors shut, and left a message on the brick wall on the front of the building reading, “Disobey orders. Solidarity with Missouri Rebels. Fuck the Police.”
This simple act was done in solidarity with all who struggle against police
harassment and occupation of their neighborhoods, and in particular with those
insurgents in St. Louis and Ferguson, whose historic rebellion resulted in a
National Guard occupation of their town. They remind us that when police murder the poor and people of color, the proper reaction is to riot.
We’re aware that our act is unlikely to cause major disruption at this facility. It is not a substitute for other kinds of antagonism and combative struggle.
Nonetheless, we see it as a gesture towards that time when such a facility provides crucial vehicles and arms to crush popular uprisings. If the future looks like civil war, let’s learn the terrain now rather than later.
To those who train at this facility, we would encourage you to think now about what it would mean to fire on your own neighbors and community members. Some of the most courageous soldiers in history have been those who disobeyed orders and refused to squash a popular rebellion. How will you be remembered when that time comes? Which side are you on? If it was your son or daughter murdered by the cops, what side then?
In defiance and fury,
– Some bull city anarchists
War against ISIS/Daesh: #OpKobane : 12 Turkish State-linked Websites Defaced By ColdHackers (Kurdistan)
Friday, October 17th, 2014
16/10/2014 : Comrades from the Kurdish hacking collective ColdHackers have hijacked & defaced 12 websites linked to the fascist Turkish state.
The news was announced via their Twitter account with the simple message : “Calakiyen Me ji bo Kobane” (our Action For Kobane).
The 12 websites were all defaced with images of the Rojava Revolution, solidarity messages to the heroic Resistance of Kobane & “Freedom For Ocalan” (imprisoned Kurdish Resistance figure Abdullah Öcalan). For more information & links to the sites (as well as mirrors in case they are taken down by
authorities later), please visit ColdHackers Twitter account : @ColdHackers.
Kobane Will Not Fall! Smash ISIS!
Smash The Turkish State!
Long Live The Rojava Revolution!!
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Around 4000 PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) and PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party) prisoners in 92 Turkish jails have started hunger strike in protest against the AKP government’s collaboration with the ISIS in face of the ongoing attacks of ISIS gangs on the Kurdish town of Kobanê in West Kurdistan, Rojava.
The indefinite and irreversible hunger strike launched by PAJK inmates in Gebze on 9 October has been joined by thousands of others in 92 jails as of 15 October.
Issuing a statement at the weekend on behalf of the prisoners, Deniz Kaya had said that; “As PAJK and PKK prisoners, we declare our solidarity with the YPG and YPJ fighters, and announce we are launching a hunger strike to condemn the AKP-ISIS
collaboration, the AKP police’s hostile attitude to our people’s uprising, and will continue this action as long as the threat of genocide hangs over Kobanê, as long as the AKP-ISIS collaboration continues and until the AKP government opens an aid corridor to Rojava. If our demands are not met, we will radicalise our action.”
Kaya also called on the Kurdish people to step up their solidarity with the heroic resistance in Kobanê and to expose the AKP-ISIS collaboration.
(Website / blog coming soon)
Tags: Hunger Strike, International Solidarity, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Kubani, Kurdistan, PAJK (Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party), PKK (Kurdish People's Party), Solidarity Action, Turkey, War
Posted in Prison Struggle
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
On October 1st, the anarchist Antonis Stamboulos is arrested by the counter-terrorist agency accused of terrorist actions. His arrest was hyped from the media, in a furious journalistic climate, based on findings of guilt and imaginary scenarios as signed directly from the 12th floor of the police headquarters.
At the same time, under coordinated counter-terrorism investigations in Athens and Thessaloniki, five people were arrested, the two of whom were detained and driven to Korydallos prison, on charges of aggravated possession of weapons and possession of explosives. The arrested Panagiotis Michalakoglou claimed responsibility for the weapons found in his house, while M.B. has nothing to do with the case.
Antonis Stamboulos, from the first time of his arrest, refused to have any kind of communication with the cops, giving a struggle of dignity continuing till today, since he is on a hunger and thirst strike in Larissa prison from October 6th [Antonis ended the thirst strike October 11th, and issued a new letter explaining his position], demanding his transfer to Korydallos prison, so as he can be close to his familiars. (more…)