Posts Tagged ‘Solidarity Action’
Hunger Strike: Vehicles owned by ISS and Vodafone companies torched by FAI-IRF / Fire and Fury (Greece)
Friday, March 20th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
“The State terrorizes,
It slings mud, it fools, it besots, it pretends
Its omnipotence is now a myth
Our rage, it makes us stronger, its alienation doesn’t touch us
The store windows of authority are smashed by us with stones
The chains of obedience are melted by us with the rebellious flame that burns inside every oppressed one
Our eyes are open
Our ears capture every sound
Our thinking is crystal
Our fury is unthinkable
Our choice is one: Violent, uncontrollable and constant struggle against state and authority
We are angry, we are rebellious,
WE ARE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARES”
After the disclosure of the escape plan of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire from Korydallos prison, for which its members have claimed full responsibility, the counter-terrorism agency, exposed by the complete plan prepared by the imprisoned comrades, unleashed, with the full cooperation of the known snitches of the mass media of deception, a wild pogrom of arrests of their relatives and friends which resulted in the detention of the mother of Gerasimos and Christos Tsakalos and of the girlfriend of the first one, on charges of participation in a terrorist organization. The targeting of relatives and friends of imprisoned anarchists by the slimy judges and the motherfuckers of the counter-terrorism agency is not something new, as we have seen it repeatedly in the past, in cases such as the wife of Dimitris Koufodinas who was imprisoned in the underground isolation cells of Korydallos prison for participation in N17 [November 17, armed group] and the wife of Kostas Gournas, member of Revolutionary Struggle, who was put on trial for the case.
In this [present] case, the ridiculous accusations attributed to relatives of the Conspiracy, signed by the vile Nikopoulos and Asprogerakas (at the same time the latter one signed the prison releases of the members of the [neo-nazi party] Golden Dawn), display the vengeful fury of the repressive authorities against the unyielding and proud attitude of the imprisoned comrades, putting before them the emotional blackmail of the imprisonment of their loved ones. The comrades and anarchist Angeliki Spyropoulou in response to the vindictive detention of their relatives, are since March 2 on hunger strike until death demanding their immediate release. On the same day Maziotis, Koufodinas and Gournas and anarchist prisoners participating in NFP [Network of Fighting Prisoners] started a hunger strike against the counter-terrorism legislation, Type C prisons and demand the immediate release of Savvas Xiros [injured-disabled imprisoned member of N17]. Apart from the different starting points and theoretical perceptions we may have, we believe that the demands for which the anarchists hunger strikers struggle, concern everyone, so we support their struggle.
Through our action we want to send our strength and incendiary solidarity to the imprisoned brothers of the Conspiracy and to Aggeliki Spyropoulou. Brothers and sisters stay strong, our time will come. On March 5 we torched a vehicle in Messologiou street in Dafni owned by ISS company, which among others provides security services and has also undertaken the cleaning of the sterile spaces of mechanized movement of the Subway, and on March 14 we delivered a truck owned by VODAFONE company in Theocritus Street, in Nea Smyrni to the fire.
“Society is the mirror of the absurd part where I am locked up: a prison made by insuperable walls and invisible cells”
Social control is one of the main consolidation strategies of domination. Its practical applications respond to the historical circumstances that it has to face and they ensure their formal justification for “security reasons”. The feeling of security is referred to as a social good, the common good, ceases to exist as a fundamental achievement of the social structure when it is challenged, when it cracks and the stake of social peace becomes fragile. The destabilization of the social fabric is expressed in the practical challenge, declared by the aggressive actions and the internal hostilities of the anarchist war which develop their own potential, expressing a direct threat to all kinds of authority. Their present and their diffusion are State policy priorities which are articulated basically on two main axes: ‘risk prevention efforts’ and an indefinite extension of the concept of the ‘suspect’.
These two elements are the components of the modern repressive paradigm expressed significantly through the consolidation of a panopticon-like control system. Movements, behaviors, relationships, communication become an observation field from which the mechanisms of authority try to predict by mining information. The security cameras in every corner of the metropolis, targeted searches and area patrols by private security companies and the monitoring of telephone communications are indicative practices of a control policy displayed with the refined image of modernization. The interference in our private moments that aims at extracting and processing information in order to form a more complete profile about an individual, happens through technological progress and its practical applications which especially in recent years seems to grow and target towards that direction specifically. The repressive paradigm is the safety of authority. That’s all it ever was and that’s what it will continue to be.
“Today that the world is rotting and dishonesty and compromise humiliate even the bravest souls, only one tactic is practical and beneficial. To be unflinching.”
Starting from the conclusion that the state and society are inherent elements of this aged civilization, no matter the face and facet they are presented through, being an enemy of individual freedom, we, from our side, welcome to the political foreground the leftist-statists of SYRIZA and the nationalists of ANEL promising to disturb their social peace in every opportunity and with all our strength.
As every herd need its shepherd, so does the majority, which sealed in the elections the perpetuation of its slavery, needs its savior. This time it chose to wait under the governmental table of SYRIZA’s vendors of hope hoping to grab a pittance, waiting the social and economical advancement their Alexis had promised them before the elections. Promises given by SYRIZA were particularly attractive and alleviative for the masses, severely in the regard of the latest period of harsh state politics of the previous governments. Politics implemented by the capitalist states, regardless of ideological differences and colors, aims at the conservation of social peace and that’s why they make sure the resentment and indignation of the masses are absorbed at the source. The digestible left rhetoric and its promises for moderation seemed to have convinced not only the chameleon voters but also a part of the anarchist milieu which rushed to support it, notarizing its flirt with the Left regime. Reality, however, confirms that hopes remain illusions. Humanitarian, reformist or refined authority means nothing more than the assignment of our lives’ administration to others.
The same time that the mob celebrates along with SYRIZA for the so-called victories in the European negotiations, the same time the internal judgments in police [performance] take place while simultaneously a huge terror-show is being organized with invasions into anarchists’ houses, abductions and arrests of people followed by the relevant TV cannibalism, presenting them as products for consumption in favor of society’s TV tastes. It’d be best for the leadership and hangers on of the Ministries of Justice and Public Order to realize that we are not going to stay and watch our comrades and anarchist prisoners being derided. As long as authority exists there will always be rebellious individualities embodying the internal enemy.
“The most important thing, however, is to juxtapose ourselves against society. A behavior that will indicate that we are not going to surrender to society, nor centralize our activities around it, but that we will live by our own terms.”
We call every rebellious individuality, every anarchist of praxis to increase and escalate our attacks in solidarity with the hunger strikers.
STRENGTH TO THE PROUD MEMBERS OF CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE
STRENGTH TO AGGELIKI SPYROPOULOU
STRENGTH TO ALL ANARCHISTS HUNGER STRIKERS – IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION OF ALL DEMANDS
STRENGTH TO ANARCHIST SPYROS MANDYLAS WHO IS ON A HUNGER STRIKE SINCE MARCH 14 DEMANDING HIS IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GREETINGS OF SOLIDARITY TO ALL ANARCHISTS IN THE LAND OF CAPTIVITY WORLDWIDE
ATTACK THE PRISON SOCIETY – DEATH TO THE CIVILIZATION OF EXPLOITATION
FOR CHAOS AND ANARCHY
Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front
Fire and Fury
P.S. To be continued
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Arson, Athens, Car Burning, CCF Escape case, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, ISS Company, Korydallos Prison, Lambros Foundas, Solidarity Action, Spyros Mandylas, SY.RIZ.A., Vodafone
Posted in Direct Action
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Berkin Elvan was a 15-year-old Turkish boy who was hit in the head by a tear-gas canister fired by a police officer in Istanbul, while the boy was out to buy bread for his family during the June 2013 Gezi park protests in Turkey. He died on March 11, 2014. Widespread demonstrations erupted following Berkin’s death. Gezi park remains heavily monitored by secret police.
We received the following report from DAF of an action taken to commemorate Berkin. In the video you can see and hear small explosives and fireworks being used against the police and to create a rupture in the city. Here is the communique we received:
DAF action for Berkin Elvan
One year ago, murderous police killed our brother Berkin Elvan who was 15 years old. DAF was on the streets in the first year of his murder. We are not afraid of the murderers. We will keep on fighting. Murderous Police, Terrorist State will pay for these massacres.
Berkin is here, We are here!
On the first anniversary of the death of Berkin Elvan, the comrades from LAF (High School Anarchist Action) also opened a banner on the stairs of Gezi Park. On it was written the slogan “Berkin is here”. They poured red paint on the stairs to the Gezi Park, shouting “If the government is thirsty for blood, then take it.” Our 8 comrades were then assaulted, abused and taken into custody, handcuffed from the back.
Warsaw: Restaurant belonging to landlord enforcer scum Mossakowski attacked in the anniversary of the murder of Jola Brzeska (Poland)
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Communique after an attack on a restaurant of a well known Warsaw landlord enforcer.
Jolanta Brzeska was tenant movement activist from Warsaw, who was kidnapped and burned alive in a forest. The court dismissed the case for her murder.
more info here about her case in english
Get the fuck out away from this neighborhood, get the fuck out away from this city, fuck off to a forest. Burn yourself.
With Her, you also begun with threats.
This payment is symbolic, but think what we can afford to do, when we can’t afford anything.
Burgeoisie, cops, politicians, journalists – you are all guilty.
All this state is guilty.
But you pay first, old prick, SS-man of the gentryfication, Warsaw’s executioner.
We don’t give a fuck about your arrangements and connections, pals that get your back, bribes and mates.
You’re getting better in changing windows, but you will not hide your guilt.
You can wash the paint off your walls, but you will not clean your hands.
We take justice in our own hands.
On the bricks it was written JOLA.
You will see this word till the end of your days.
It will be branded under your eyelids.
Let it wake you up like an axe breaking the door in the middle of the night.
Let the stink of burning petrol never leave you, wherever you’ll go.
Remember the way your victims have looked at you.
Thousands of those looks are watching your every move.
Szkło ci w stek.
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
We received this message from Czech about two actions, one about solidarity with anarchists in Belarus, and flyposter action against Amazon and Manpower.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
On Saturday 28 February in Zurich, Switzerland, there was a demo/rally organised by Revolutionäres Bündnis Zürich, against racism and repression and for solidarity. The demo was specifically as part of international solidarity days for Albert Woodfox, member of Angola 3 and Black Panthers. An American flag was burned in front of the banner “Freedom for A. Woodfox and all the Black Panther prisoners”
Sunday, March 1st, 2015
“When anarchist theory becomes dangerous, the secret services get to work. The struggle continues. Anarchist cells everywhere.”
Inter Arma received and translated:
Acción de propaganda en las afueras de la Fiscalía Sur ante la prisión del compañero Diego Ríos ($hile)
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
En los días posteriores a que se decretara una prisión preventiva de 30
días contra el compañero Diego Ríos, hemos arrojado volantes en las
afueras de la Fiscalía Sur, marcando en la calle nuestra presencia
antiautoritaria con una declaración de guerra:
CALOR SOLIDARIO A LXS AMIGXS DE LA LIBERTAD
FUEGO REBELDE A LOS DEFENSORES DEL PODER
¡DIEGO RÍOS A LA CALLE!
Como ente persecutor de quienes llevan a lxs hechos el antagonismo con
el orden autoritario, y como responsables del encarcelamiento de
compañerxs anarquistas en los últimos años, la Fiscalía Sur, sus
dependencias y fiscales debieran ser objeto de permanente hostigamiento
y ataque por parte de lxs antiautoritarixs. (more…)
Incendiary barrage in solidarity with fugitive comrade Ageliki and the imprisoned members of CCF by 'Constant Unholy Synod / Iconoclastic Cell Clément Duval / FAI-IRF' (Greece)
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
ONE STEP BEFORE…
In the modern age where everything moves continuously with terrible speed, not even the most shrewd ones manage to realize adequately and securely enough to estimate in time the consequences of the stated decisions of others upon their lives!
In modern Fortress Europe, where immigrants/refugees from the “third world” countries are shot in cold blood at the borders, flounder on the Aegean sea or become “sacks of potatoes” and “punching bags” inside police departments and detention centers. There where the global conflict of interests, between the two most powerful –but interdependent- poles of power and also the ambivalent smaller circles of influence that interlock with each other, goes on with unabated intensity, muffled but also unconcealed (as in Ukraine); Greece and other neighboring countries (inside and outside the EU) remain fully heterogeneous and controlled – colonial type-provinces of the capitalist center, where even breathing is taxed!
In modern civilization, with the toxic wastes that extensively pollute the earth and the aquifer, air pollution that contributes highly to the reduction of life expectancy, the techno-industrial noises of every kind leading to paranoia and the luminous advertising signs that cover the starlight, even the car’s petrol tank light exists to remind us of the misery we experience!
In the modern city and everywhere else where there are the catastrophic tentacles of industry and the lies of social hierarchy (eg. always talking about the artificial environment, the officials and lackeys of institutional authority etc.), there is nothing more beautiful than the screwed up faces and the broken bones, the debris and embers of the means and infrastructure of the Enemy! (more…)
Tags: 3S Protection, Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Argiroupoli, Arson, Athens, Business & Personal Luxury Holidays, Byron, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Constant Unholy Synod / Iconoclastic Cell Clément Duval / FAI-IRF, Elliniko, Glyfada, Greece, Hellenic Duty Free Shops, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Integrated Security Management, International Revolutionary Front, Sabotage, Solidarity Action
Posted in Direct Action
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
Last week (8-14 / 2) we made a propaganda campaign in the town of Mytilene, in solidarity with the imprisoned comrades of the anarchist revolutionary organization the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. We painted slogans and put up posters in the main streets, on bank branches, supermarkets, phone stands, bus stops, crowded buildings and the city courts. Although the photos would be enough to convey our anger and passion, we write these lines as we want to also tell that during our intervention in the campus of the University of the Aegean, knowing that there are no environmental sensitivities in the faction of New Democracy at the School of Environment, we stole the whole year’s election material (huge colored posters) of DAP and sent them for recycling, so that they won’t think that it was lost and, secondly, for them to know that we do not abstain from the university campus and the student elections, but from the educational process and the collective stupidity… We wish you luck with the election results morons!
Notes: New Democracy is the biggest right-wing political party in Greece and DAP is its student faction.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015
The main article below is reposted from inthebellyofthebeast. Also see fightfortheaylesbury website for further reports and updates. As of today (21 Feb), the occupation of the new block (69-76 Chartridge) continues, and this afternoon the squatters are holding a “fun day” with food and football.
17th Feburary 2015
On Tuesday night Southwark council workers along with 100 cops attacked squatters on the abandoned Aylesbury housing estate (one of the largest in Europe), in a ‘para-military’ operation.
The cops & council workers were prevented from entering the squatted building earlier in the evening by a burning barricade of mattresses and steel sheets. An army of TSG (Tactical Support Group, riot police unit) then descended upon the other steel plated entrance with angle grinders, as sparks started to fly a ferocious resistance ensued, the squatters preventing the cops from entering for two whole hours, as they pelted the cops with any object to hand and broke their angle grinder several times. (more…)
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
Lienzo en solidaridad con Carlos Gutiérrez Quiduleo.
Lunes 16 de Febrero, Temuco 2015.
El día 28 de noviembre del 2013 es detenido en la región de La Araucanía el compañero Carlos Gutiérrez Quiduleo, tras permanecer en la clandestinidad por 6 años luego de ser implicado en el Caso Security. Juicio que culminó hace unos meses con condenas altísimas sobre los compañeros Freddy Fuentevilla, Marcelo Villarroel y Juan Aliste.
Carlos esta arriesgando una pena de 30 años de prisión, siendo formalizado por 3 asaltos bancarios, más una causa por tenencia ilegal de arma de fuego y una agresión a un carcelero al interior de la Sección de Máxima Seguridad (CAS) el año pasado. (more…)
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Above: A speaker from FRFI (Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!) at the protest at HM Prison Service HQ against continued solitary confinement of Kevin Thakrar since he was acquitted of attacking prison officers in 2010.
Prolonged isolation of Kevan Thakrar in UK prisons is torture protest
The demo took place 16 February at HM Prison Service HQ in London, and it was attended by over a dozen people, different individuals and groups who were there to support Kevan and show solidarity about his case. Brighton Anarchist Black Cross, Jengba, Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, Payday Men’s Network and others. (more…)
Berlin: 2 vehicles of the prison industry torched in run up to the opening of the European Central Bank – Destroika takes responsibility (Germany)
Monday, February 9th, 2015
In the night between the 28th and 29th of January 2015, Destroika struck in Berlin, and two prison industry vehicles turned into ruins. Through these pinpricks, we will limit the flexibility of the relevant companies. A van of Wisag in Lichtenberg and another of Sodexo in Moabit came under attack.
The company WISAG provides, in addition to the exploitative cleaning sector, security staff for transport services such as the BVG transport company in Berlin, and is responsible for filling the Berlin prisons of fare-dodgers, with ticket inspectors plain-clothed as well as in uniform.
The company Sodexo now runs five prisons in the UK under their own responsibility since the privatisation of the British justice system. In addition, Sodexo is blacklisted in Belgium for their involvement in deportation prisons, besides providing facility management services to deportation lagers in Germany. The company is owned by the Zehnacker group, which is presented in this way: “As a partner of the armed forces, we accompany them in their operational areas at home and abroad. Our mission is to take care of both the troops and their command for a better quality of life. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice, Sodexo plans and delivers solutions that contribute to smooth operations in correctional facilities. In all our activities, we respect our values and ethical principles. Our work in this domain is further proof of our strong commitment to society.”
Freedom for the prisoners of Operation Pandora and all the others!
On the 18th of March 2015 off to Frankfurt – to reduce the European Central Bank to ruins and ashes!
Autonomous Group “Muslim H.”
(Muslim H., originally from Kosovo, was 28 years old when he was killed by 8 screws in the prison of Landshut on May 24th, 2014, in revenge for his successful resistance to his deportation to Hungary.)
Translation note: On January 30th, the remaining seven prisoners of Operation Pandora were released on conditional bail.
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
In the morning of Friday 30th January, just after the secrecy of the investigation was lifted and the news disseminated of the impending conditional bailing of comrades, we decided to express our solidarity in the streets. We sabotaged the cashpoints and the windows of the following Santander Bank offices:
In Mataró, the branches in the streets of Camí del Mig, Plaza de Granollers, Plaza Santa Anna, Carrer Sant Cugat, Avenida de América, Via Europa. We also sabotaged the branches of the same bank in El Masnou, Vilassar de Mar and Premià de Mar.
We chose the bank Santander because it is the only entity responsible for managing the cash flow in prisons of the Spanish State, generating around 100 million euros per year, according to official figures. Speculating and turning a profit on the basis of this important amount of money, the fruit of suffering and incarceration of thousands of people.
We celebrate the fact that our comrades are again on the outside, but even so, we are well aware that we still have a long and difficult path ahead, and that as long as resistance exists against the domination of the capitalist system, the state and it’s repressive mechanisms will try to put an end to it.
That the flame of solidarity isn’t put out.
Freedom for Mónica and Francisco!
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
Inter Arma received from Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras:
After one year of detention in San Miguel prison, anarchist comrade Tamara Sol started to face the trial in which power aims to annihilate her. Tamara is accused of shooting a bank guard in January 2014, just days after a bank guard killed comrade Sebastian Oversluij in an attempted bank robbery, in a different bank branch.
In November 2014, a brief preparation for trial against Tamara was performed, which finally started on this January 23. Tamara is facing a democratic inquisition that wants to sentence her to several years in prison, with charges of attempted murder and accomplished simple theft. (more…)