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PDF: Anarchist Animal Liberation – Zine from Bristol (UK)

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

PDF: Anarchist Animal Liberation – A Collective Project Based on Outcomes & Conversations From Animal Liberation Gatherings

From the introduction: ‘This article has been written as a collective project based on the Bristol Liberation gathering in June 2017. It is intended to give people who weren’t there an idea of some of the conversations we had. We hope that it is written in an accessible way and that it is clear and of interest to both those who are familiar with the idea of animal liberation and those who are new to it.’

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Against Anarcho-Liberalism and the curse of identity politics (UK)

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Bahasa: Melawan Anarko-Liberalisme dan Kutukan Politik Identitas (UK)

Anarchism in the UK is a joke. Once symbolising hard-fought struggles for freedom, the word has been stripped bare to make way for narrow-minded, separatist and hateful identity politics by middle class activists keen to protect their own privileges. We write this leaflet to reclaim anarchism from these identity politicians.

We write as self-identified anarchists who see our roots in the political struggles of the past. We are anti-fascists, anti-racists, feminists. We want to see an end to all oppressions and we take an active part in those fights. Our starting point though is not the dense language of lefty liberal academics, but anarchism and its principles: freedom, cooperation, mutual aid, solidarity and equality for all regardless. Hierarchies of power, however they manifest, are our enemies.

Identity politics is part of the society we want to destroy.

Identity politics is not liberatory, but reformist. It is nothing but a breeding ground for aspiring middle class identity politicians. Their long-term vision is the full incorporation of traditionally oppressed groups into the hierarchical, competitive social system that is capitalism, rather than the destruction of that system. The end result is Rainbow Capitalism – a more efficient & sophisticated form of social control where everyone gets a chance to play a part! Confined to the ‘safe space’ of people like them, identity politicians become increasingly detached from the real world. (more…)

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„Weitere Nicht-Nachrichten über die `Öko-Extremisten Mafia`“ von L (UK)

Monday, November 12th, 2018

EN: ‘More non-news about the “Eco-Extremist Mafia”’ by L (UK)

ES: ‘Más no-noticias sobre la “Mafia Eco-Extremista”‘ por L (Reino Unido)

Unsere letzte Veröffentlichung von Informationen über die sogenannte Öko-Extremisten Mafia verursachte einen Aufruhr in der Kirche von ITS Mexiko. Ohne ihnen den Sauerstoff zu geben, den sie in ihrer parasitären Natur für die internationale anarchistische Bewegung benötigen, die für sie lebensnotwendig ist, veröffentlichen wir diesen Bericht und antworten auf die Verleumdungen und den Schwachsinn ihrer Position.

Innerhalb von 12 Stunden nach der Veröffentlichung des Doxings [1] von Vasquez, war die sogenannte ITS Mafia, die praktisch nur im Internet lebt, so verärgert, dass sie das Alter und die Trockenheit meiner Vagina beschreiben mussten! Und sie übernehmen die Verantwortung für das „Niedermetzeln“ („massacre“ beating) eines Anarchopunks nach einem Zapatista Treffen im letzten Dezember! Was gibt es noch zu sagen zu oder über diese frauenfeindlichen, misanthropischen, psychopathischen Hohepriester des ITS-Totenkults?

Vorhersehbare Verleumdungen der postfaktischen ITS, die Verantwortung für Aktionen übernehmen, die sie nicht getan haben, eine Taktik des IS/Daesh nachahmend, und jetzt bezeichnen sie uns als „Cops“, da wir angeblich die britische Polizei per Mail informierten, dass der lächerliche „Archie The Robot“ „Archgonas“ für die „Misanthropos Cacoguen“ ITS Bombe verantwortlich wäre, die willkürlich an einer belebten Straße in Edinburgh, Schottland, platziert wurde, wo viele junge Leute rumhängen und ihren Treffpunkt haben.

Urkomisch! Und die Grundlage dafür? Der Bericht einer Mainstream-Zeitung, laut dem die Cops ein Kommuniqué (welches sich eher als psychotischer Zusammenbruch liest) von einem riseup.net Mail Server erhielten! Es ist wahrscheinlicher, dass „Archegonas“ oder ein anderes Mitglied der „Öko-Extremisten Mafia“ etwas so Dummes getan hat, um dem von ihnen gehassten Riseup Ärger zu bereiten und nun Lügen zu drucken, wie es ihnen gefällt. Nach Jahren der Scheiße dieses Idioten „Archegonas“ ist das alles was er und ITS erreichen können? Nein, ihre Worte und Texte offenbaren alles und wir lachen uns kaputt über die Kirche der ITS Mexiko und ihre Chorknaben. Das ist die Taktik ihrer verrückten Verleumdungen, die nun von einem wahnhaften Idioten in Brasilien nachgeahmt werden. Wenn dies das Ausmaß ihrer Logik ist, ist es kein Wunder, dass sie durch die ideologischen und praktischen Fehler die sie gemacht haben, in den Abgrund der Scheiße geraten sind, die Verantwortung für kleinere Tötungsdelikte und das Platzieren von Bomben an öffentlichen Plätzen, um so viele Menschen wie möglich zu verletzen, zu übernehmen. Ökofaschistischer Abschaum. (more…)

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Animal Liberation Front liberate turkeys and sabotage farm vehicle (UK)

Thursday, November 8th, 2018


From Bite Back:

We sat in the hedge waiting until the house by the farm turned all lights off. The padlocked gates gave way easily under the bolt cutters and the sheds were accessible through the windows, giving us plenty of room to carry on the operation. We had not taken into consideration something important. The quick growth of the turkeys had turned them from easy-to-carry, chicken sized birds into huge animals since our last scouting. They were now almost ready to be slaughtered. We decided that thirty was as many as we could take and one by one we carried them to the transport. In less than fifteen minutes the birds were loaded and on their way to a safe new home. As the tractor was close by we decided to use a window punch to cost a little more money to the animal abuser. It is incredibly satisfying to see the glass shattering, thinking of the bills that the farmer will have to pay. We see this action not as an act of heroism but as a means to an end tool. Decentralised actions throughout the UK to destabilise the animal abuse system aren’t just a token of solidarity towards our non-human comrades, but a completely necessary behaviour that should be repeated across the board and combined with resilient overground campaigns that seek something else than the spread of veganism. We shouldn’t be discussing the ethics of sabotage and their impact on the general public, we should be attacking with all our rage towards what hurts them the most; their money.

Let this be your call to action. From butcher shops to slaughterhouses, from calves to fish, it is time to act. It is time to cause them enough money that their insurance companies decide to not cover them any longer. It is time to rescue as many animal victims as we possibly can.

It is time to act. We hope that our words transmit our sense of urgency.

The world, the animals and the environment around us cannot afford to wait a little longer. Every animal slaughtered, every tree cut and every person dead after being trapped by this system will accelerate exponentially the destruction of the planet. With this action we also want to remember Barry Horne.

Barry lives in those who act.

Who, if not you?
When, if not now?

Animal Liberation Front

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‘Más no-noticias sobre la “Mafia Eco-Extremista”‘ por L (Reino Unido)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

EN: ‘More non-news about the “Eco-Extremist Mafia”’ by L (UK)

DE: „Weitere Nicht-Nachrichten über die `Öko-Extremisten Mafia`“ von L (UK)

Nuestra última liberación de información sobre la llamada “Mafia Eco-Extremista” causó una conmoción en la Iglesia de ITS México. Ahora, sin darles el oxígeno que necesitan, en su naturaleza parasitaria, del movimiento anarquista internacional que necesitan para sobrevivir, publicamos un informe y respondemos a las acusaciones e idiotez de sus declaraciones.

¡Dentro de las 12 horas posteriores a la liberación información de Vásquez, uno de lxs llamadxs “Mafia” de ITS, que prácticamente ahora viven en el Internet, estaba tan molesto que tuvieron que describir la edad y sequedad de mi Vagina! ¡Y asuma la responsabilidad de la “masacre” de un anarco-punk después de un mitin zapatista en diciembre pasado! ¿Qué queda por decir a estos sumos sacerdotes psicópatas, misantrópicos y psicópatas del culto de la muerte de ITS?

Manchas predecibles de lxs ITS después de liberar la verdad, que se responsabilizan de las acciones que no han realizado, imitando una táctica de IS / Daesh, y ahora, llamándonos “policías” que aparentemente enviamos un correo electrónico a la policía del Reino Unido para informarles que el risible ‘Archie El robot’ “Archegonas” es responsable de una bomba de ITS – ‘Misanthropos Cacoguen’ que dejó indiscriminadamente en una calle concurrida de Edimburgo, Escocia, donde los jóvenes se reúnen. ¡Divertidísimo! ¿Y la base para esto? ¡Que un periódico informó que los policías recibieron el comunicado (que se parece más a una crisis psicótica) de un servidor de correo de Riseup.net! Es más probable que el “Archegonas” u otro miembro de la “Mafia Eco-Extremista” haya hecho un acto tan estúpido solo para causar una mierda a Riseup, ya que lo odian tanto, y ahora imprimen mentiras contra nosotrxs como lxs caracteriza. Después de años de mierda de este idiota “Archegonas”, ¿es esto todo lo que él y ITS pueden conseguir? No, sus palabras y textos lo revelan todo, y nos estamos riendo de la Iglesia de ITS-México y sus coros. Esa es la táctica de su tontería, ahora repetida por un idiota delirante en Brasil. Si ese es el alcance de su lógica, no es de extrañar que hayan cometido los errores ideológicos y prácticos que los han llevado al abismo de la mierda, asumiendo la responsabilidad de los homicidios menores y colocando bombas en lugares públicos con la única intención de herir a tantas personas como sea posible. Escoria ecofascista. (more…)

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‘More non-news about the “Eco-Extremist Mafia”’ by L (UK)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

DE: „Weitere Nicht-Nachrichten über die `Öko-Extremisten Mafia`“ von L (UK)

ES: ‘Más no-noticias sobre la “Mafia Eco-Extremista”‘ por L (Reino Unido)

Our last release of information about the so-called “Eco-Extremist Mafia” caused a commotion in the Church of ITS Mexico. Without giving them the oxygen they require in their parasitic nature on the international anarchist movement which they need to survive, we release a report and reply to the smears and idiocy of their position.

Within 12 hours of the doxxing of Vasquez being released, the so-called ITS “Mafia”, who virtually live on the internet now, were so upset they had to describe the age and dryness of my Vagina! And take responsibility for the “massacre” beating of an anarcho-punk after a Zapatista rally last December! What is there left to say either to or about these misogynist, misanthropic, psychopathic high priests of the ITS death-cult?

Predictable smears from the post-truth ITS, who take responsibility for actions they have not done, imitating a tactic of IS/Daesh, and now, calling us “cops” who apparently emailed the UK police to inform them that the laughable ‘Archie the Robot’ “Archegonas” is responsible for the ‘Misanthropos Cacoguen’ ITS bomb that was indiscriminately left in a busy street in Edinburgh, Scotland where young people hang out and meet each other. Hilarious! And the basis for this? That a mainstream newspaper reported that cops received the communique (which reads more like a psychotic meltdown), from a Riseup.net mail server! It is more likely that the ‘Archegonas’ or another member of the “Eco-Extremist Mafia” did such a stupid act just to cause shit for Riseup, as they hate it so much, and now print lies against us as befits them. After years of shit from this idiot ‘Archegonas’, is this all that he and ITS can achieve? No, their words and texts reveal it all, and we are fucking laughing at the Church of the ITS Mexico and their choir-boys. That is the tactic of their silly smear, now repeated by some delusional idiot in Brazil. If that is the extent of their logic, it is no wonder that they have made the ideological and practical mistakes which have taken them to the abyss of shit, taking responsibility for minor homicides and planting bombs in public places with the sole intention of hurting as many people as possible. Eco-fascist scum. (more…)

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PDF: ‘Step into the Unknown’ – Zine (UK)

Friday, October 12th, 2018

PDF: ‘Step into the Unknown’ zine

PDF: ‘Step into the Unknown’ posters

From the author/artist/anarchist who brought you ‘Tool 4 Crowd-control – Class War-Horse‘, here we present: ‘Step into the unknown’ with more thoughts, poems, provocations and critique.

It can be printed in a zine format or as individual posters.

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Flyposter: ‘Against Surveillance State UK’ (PDF)

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

As requested, here is the ‘Against Surveillance State UK‘ CCTV article as an A4 PDF to be enlarged to A3 and flyposted as a spread, or printed out on to double-sided A4 and handed out.

PDF: A4 – Against Facial Recognition CCTV

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Three anti-fracking activists sent to prison for NVDA (UK)

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Receive and transmit:

Three people have recently been sent to prison for 15 and 16 months for an anti-fracking action (one was on remand and was just released). Please learn more about their case here.

The three prisoners are currently being held at Preston prison. We are unsure how long they will remain in Preston before being moved on to another prison. However, letters of support are very welcome. To write to them write to: HMP Preston, 2 Ribbleton Lane, Preston, Lancs, PR1 5AB, UK. (more…)

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Contra la Vigilancia del Estado de Reino Unido – Contra el CCTV de Reconocimiento Facial

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

EN: Against Surveillance State UK – Against Facial Recognition CCTV

CONTRA LA VIGILANCIA DEL ESTADO DE REINO UNIDO – CONTRA EL CCTV DE RECONOCIMIENTO FACIAL

Gran Bretaña es un Estado autoritario de vigilancia, que ha sido pionero en el aspecto de muchas de las sociedades modernas; que están completamente cubiertos por cámaras de seguridad en casi cada punto urbano, plaza, camino, esquina, tienda, autobús, tren, etc. Parcialmente en un estado de perpetua decadencia y deterioro, aquí han construido una vida como si fuera una gran prisión, y es como se ve su mundo. Sociedad carcelaria un sinfín de monótonos centros comerciales, urbanizaciones, bloques de pisos, áreas industriales y recreativas, las cuales son capaces de encerrarlos en un corto plazo. Simulacros de respuesta antiterrorista de múltiples agencias a gran escala practicados regularmente para posibles ataques terroristas o disturbios en el centro de la ciudad. Los medios de control mental emiten mentiras, medias verdades, distracciones, deseos imposibles de consumismo, mañana, tarde y noche. Cada evento masivo potencialmente perturbador, crisis social y ambiental, es promocionado por los medios como una amenaza de un final tan abrupto a la normalidad que al menos todos los recursos de la policía serán tan escasos que los militares tendrán que involucrarse para restaurar el orden bajo la ley marcial. Austeridad, inundaciones, Brexit, inmigración, islamismo. Los discursos e ideologías reaccionarias, racistas, nacionalistas están en todas partes; grupos neonazis, religiosos y de extrema derecha se están reagrupando. La idea anarquista y de la eco-acción se les llaman “extremismo” o “terrorismo”, en el doble discurso del estado policial. Nunca habrá ninguna posibilidad de cambio individual, social y ambiental sin la recreación de la vida diaria en una existencia que refleje nuestros deseos, pasiones y alegrías, en lugar de ser un engranaje en su sistema de miedo. Asimismo, no hay posibilidad de ningún cambio social sin una insurrección, una guerra social. (more…)

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Against Surveillance State UK – Against Facial Recognition CCTV

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

This article is also available as an A4 PDF to be enlarged to A3 and flyposted as a spread, or double-sided A4 to hand out.

Against Surveillance State UK – Against Facial Recognition CCTV

Britain is an authoritarian surveillance State, which has pioneered how many modern societies look; entirely covered by security cameras at almost every urban point, place, square, road, corner, shop, bus, train, etc. Partially perpetually in a state of decay and disrepair, here they have built a life almost as in a vast prison, and it is what their world looks like. Prison society; endless drab shopping centres, housing estates, tower blocks, industrial and recreational areas capable of being on lock-down at short notice. Regularly practised large-scale multi-agency counter-terror response drills to terrorist attacks, inner-city riots. Mind-control media beams out lies, half-truths, distractions, impossible consumer desires, morning, noon and night. Every potentially disruptive mass event, social and environmental crisis, is hyped by the media as threatening such an abrupt end to normality that at least all the police’s resources will be stretched so thin that the military will have to be involved to restore order under martial law. Austerity, flooding, Brexit, immigration, Islamism. Reactionary, racist, nationalist discourses and ideologies are everywhere; religious and far-right neo-nazi groups are regrouping. Anarchist and eco-action is called “extremism” or “terrorism”, in the double-speak of the police-state. There will never be any chance of individual, social and environmental change without the recreation of daily life into an existence that reflects our desires, passions and joys, rather than a cog in their system of fear. Likewise there is zero possibility of any social change without an insurrection, a social war. (more…)

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New ‘Prison Island’ publication about prison expansion by Corporate Watch (UK)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Corporate Watch released its new report on prison expansion in England, Wales and Scotland: PRISON ISLAND. It shines a light on one of the biggest prison building programs in generations.

The UK prison population has risen by 82% in the last 30 years. We are increasingly becoming a ‘prison island’, where state violence and imprisonment are used to maintain a divided society built on exploitation. England and Wales have the highest imprisonment rate in western Europe, with Scotland the third most imprisoning country.

This once-in-a-generation prison building programme represents a significant expansion of the repressive apparatus of the British state, entrenching the power of corporations in the criminal justice system even further. This report aims to document and contextualise this escalation in mass incarceration and provide information to support those fighting against it.

PDF

https://corporatewatch.org/prisonisland

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About the ‘Novichok’ attacks (UK)

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

An old game, the intrigues of the State. Sergei Skripal, a Russian spy who defected to England is poisoned with an exotic substance in unclear circumstances, his daughter found slumped with him on a park bench, both so delirious that the paramedics and police thought that they had been exposed to a bad batch of drugs initially. Emergency chemical, biological and nuclear warfare protocols are activated in what looks like a hopelessly inept government response in the town of Salisbury, and the spy and the young daughter are in a critical condition with high-level hospital treatment in the ‘protection’ of the State. A media wave of predictable standards accompanies; the politics of fear, nationalism and cold war, with the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup as the spectacle which is the backdrop to the chemical attack. It looks like a hit in Putin’s ‘soft war’ against the British Crown.

Weeks later, two locals, Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess, who have no apparent connection to the spy, his daughter or the Russian government, fall critically ill in Amesbury on June 30, 2018. Hallucinations and psychomimetic effects leading to unconsciousness, alleged BZ* drug-type reactions from a neurotoxin thought to be so immediately deadly it needs sophisticated lab equipment to produce it and special handling. (more…)

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‘Laughing darkly’ by L (UK)

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Short amusing note from an exchange.

… About the Archegonas, Archie the Robot, we are really laughing that there is ‘comrades’ stupid enough to print his material still, despite what has happened. I guess they really like what he has to say about being a vegan.

We were laughing darkly about that fanatical ITS claim in Edinburgh and this ridiculous text of his where he accuses us of being ‘tough bitches’. It’s so anti-female, after his fragile ego was spurned by us, he reveals in this ITS claim from Edinburgh a real hatred of his mother too. It’s delirious, he proclaims himself Satan. Haha. …

What has become of the so-called eco-extremist curse? All this time to come and hunt us down and they spend their time still being a joke?!

L.

“I think it is vitally important to position yourself in front of the enemy, even if they give you a nod to anti-authoritarian ideas, as ITS did in the first moment.”

“ … as I mentioned before, you have to start an offensive with them, ITS, and also against the old enemies, the capital, authority and the State.” Instinto Salvaje.

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Call for Support and Solidarity to the ‘Craigavon 2’ (Northern Ireland)

Monday, August 27th, 2018

ES – Irlanda del Norte – Llamado al apoyo y la solidaridad con los presos del caso ‘Craigavon 2″

From Sacco and Vanzetti to the Craigavon 2

A Call Out for Support and Solidarity

The 23rd of August marks the 91st anniversary of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. They were both executed in the US in 1927 for the robbery of a shoe factory and the killing of a guard and paymaster. During their trial the prosecution produced conflicting ballistic evidence and witness testimony. The defence had several witnesses testifying where the accused men were on the day of the robbery and killings. This should have proven Sacco and Vanzetti innocence but instead both were convicted and sentenced to death. They were killed for their beliefs, they were insurrectionary anarchists “that advocated relentless warfare against a violent and oppressive government.”

Like Sacco and Vanzetti, the state scapegoated Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton (their case is known as the Craigavon 2) , for revenge over killing of a cop and two British soldiers in 2009. The cops arrested and charged several republicans in connection with the killings. In all cases the only real evidence the state had was that all the accused were republicans. Two people, John Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville were charged and convicted of the killing of the cop. Two others, Colin Duffy and Brian Shivers, were charged with the killing of the soldiers. The latter were subsequently found not guilty of the killings of the soldiers, the state had no evidence on them. (more…)

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