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Anarchist prisoner John Bowden denied parole and kept as political hostage (UK)

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

ES – REINO UNIDO: EL PRISIONERO ANARQUISTA JOHN BOWDEN SE LE NIEGA LA LIBERTAD CONDICIONAL Y SE LE MANTIENE COMO UN REHÉN POLÍTICO

On the 22nd January 2019 after almost forty years in prison the Parole Board considered the case for either my release or continued imprisonment. In the case of life sentence or indeterminately sentenced prisoners once such prisoners have been detained for the length of time originally recommended by the judiciary or Secretary of State, in my case 25 years, then the Parole Board has a statuary and legal obligation and responsibility to review the case for either the release or the continued detention of such prisoners. At three previous parole hearings my release had been denied by the Parole Board on the grounds that I was a “difficult and anti-authoritarian” prisoner, and insufficiently obedient to prison authority; my actual risk or danger to the public, the prime official criteria for denying the release of life sentence prisoners, was never cited as a reason for my continued imprisonment.
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UK Game Farm Map Has Been Released – “Cripple the Shooting Industry”

Monday, March 25th, 2019

From Unoffensiveanimal:

After seeing a few reports appear about game birds released from breeding farms, a map has been made public containing some of the breeding farms within the U.K.

The shooting industry in the U.K. breeds mostly pheasants, partridges and ducks in factory farm conditions, and then they have a whole system of introduction into the wild during the summer to get the birds in place for the shooting season that starts in September.

It isn’t new to see reports of game farms being visited by the ALF with thousands of animals released, and it is no surprise. As a tactic, game farms are at its weakest point right now, when mating season is happening and they need to collect the eggs to incubate them in huge hatcheries . When breeding birds are released into the wild, there is not only a loss of “stock” but also they are unable to breed the birds they need to then distribute them in shoots. Although it is a liberation action, it carries the weight of economic sabotage and finds a solution to the burden of caring for thousands upon thousands of animals in safe homes, as game birds can be simply released into the wild. There is no doubt that many of them will die, but let’s remember that all of them plus their offspring would die during the next shooting season. (more…)

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Posted in Eco Struggle

PDF: ‘UK Eco-Anarchy’ Zine

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

PDF: UK Eco-Anarchy #0

Direct action and listings for hand out and flypost…

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Cuadrilla wants to use more chemicals to improve fracking at shale gas site (UK)

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Tankers leaving Cuadrilla’s shale gas site, 2 January 2019.
Photo: Ros Wills


From Drill or Drop?

The shale gas company, Cuadrilla, is seeking permission to add new chemicals to its fracking operations in Lancashire.

In details published today, the company said it wanted to change the composition of the fracking fluid so that more sand could be carried into fractures in the shale rock.

This follows news earlier this month that Cuadrilla had fully fracked only 5% of its first well at the site at Preston New Road near Blackpool. Fracking operations, between October and December 2018, were paused at least five times because they induced earth tremors measuring 0.5ML or above. Fracturing equipment has since been moved off the site.

Today’s application to the Environment Agency also seeks permission to use methanol, alternative drilling muds and a new biocide. If approved, the changes would additionally make it clear that Cuadrilla can frack each well more than once. (more…)

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‘The system must be destroyed!’

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Let’s be clear about this: the system exists.

You can call it what you like – The Establishment, The Thing, The Matrix or the Industrial-Military-Prison-Propaganda-Complex – but it exists.

It has become trendy in recent years to pretend that this is not so, that what we are seeing is merely a collection of economic or interpersonal relationships.

But it is the system that promotes, protects and imposes all the layers of domination and exploitation that mark our everyday lives.

It is the system that tells us we have to spend our best life energy working for it, just for the right to eat and exist in the world it claims it owns.

It is the system that pays its hired thugs to beat us up, intimidate us, lock us up for years if we refuse to play by its rules.

It is the system that maims and murders human beings on an unimagineable scale across the world, all in the interests of its profit and power, and still always claims the moral high ground. (more…)

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Three anti-prison and prisoner solidarity initiatives from UK

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

1: 2019 – Year of Action against Prison Expansion

2: March 2019 – Month of Action against Prisons and the State – For Anna

3: 13 March – Global day of solidarity with Kevan Thakrar & Against Solitary Confinement

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Posted in Prison Struggle

PDF: Issue #3 of Trespass Journal

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

We’re glad to finally present Issue 3 of Trespass Journal!

https://www.trespass.network/?page_id=1472&lang=en

In this issue, which is online and freely distributed, you’ll find a translation from English to Dutch of a journal article about how a moral panic was generated to enforce the criminalisation of squatting in the Netherlands and a translation to French of a brief text about migration on Idomeni in Greece, near to Macedonia, which was previously published in Trespass 2 in Italian.

As interventions in five languages, we have an analysis of the lack of support to the ZAD in Brittany, plus short pieces about the opening of a new anarchist social centre in the Paris suburbs, community resistance to preserve a park in London, the demolition of a community gym in Athens, an (unsuccessful) eviction threat in Catania, and an eviction in Catalonia. And a report on the resquat of the watertower in Utrecht! There’s plenty more news and analysis on this website.

The language diversity contained in this issue mirrors the commitment we have been putting in towards overcoming the dominance of the English language and creating a journal that goes beyond borders. We’ve also been updating the blog in different languages. HOWEVER as you will no doubt have noticed, this introduction is only in English and we are sorry for that. We can only do so much, and this issue was already very overdue … to translate it into Catalan, Spanish, Dutch and French is too much work. (more…)

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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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Posted in Eco Struggle

‘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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Posted in Social Control