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Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Tory offices in Nottingham smashed (UK)

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

“The Tory offices in Nottingham were last night visited by individuals who hate Tory scum. We smashed some windows, painted some messages including “Fight the cuts” and “Tory Scum”.

We did this because we are sick of politicians attacking common people on behalf of the rich. Politicians who have no idea what the lives of common people consist of, and should have no control over their our lives.

We did this because we believe in acting autonomously with the rage in our hearts. And we did this in solidarity with those arrested for being at Millbank, and all people who are getting fucked over by the cuts and capitalism on a daily basis.”

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Repressive aftermath of Student Riots, London (UK)

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

London Riot: Tory HQ smashed by British students

From mainstream media (Russia Today):

UPDATE: An 18 year old student charged with ‘violent disorder’ and granted bail for throwing fire extinguisher from roof of Tory HQ at cops. This carries 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine on indictment; six months imprisonment and/or a fine summarily.

See also: November 10th Defence Campaign
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SHAC activists convicted and imprisoned (UK)

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

On 25th October six British SHAC campaigners were convicted on charges related to their role in the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. Alfie Fitzpatrick was given a 12 month sentence suspended for 2 years. Sarah Whitehead received 6 years. Nicole Vosper received 3 and a half years. Thomas Harris received 4 years. Nicola Tapping received 15 months. Jason Mullen received 3 years. (more…)

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Group 4 Murder Angolan Migrant Jimmy Mubenga during Deportation (UK)

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

An Angolan man was suffocated to death by three G4S guards who were forcibly deporting him back to Angola, they used handcuffs and ‘restraint’ techniques which involved putting pressure on his back and pushing his head into his lap.

According to witnesses he struggled and shouted for ten minutes, “i can’t breathe, they are going to kill me” whilst being held down by the G4S guards. Many passengers were pushed away from him into first class to avoid them seeing the reality of migration politics in the UK.

He lost conciousness and was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. G4S released a statement to the effect of: “a detainee was ill and on the flight and died in hospital”.

This is the reality of the murderous borders, people who don’t fit into the correct ‘citizen’ model, who don’t have the right papers, who don’t ‘belong’ in the UK are brutally treated and deported with fatal results. Whether or not the deaths occur in the detention centre, on the flight, after deportation, during a dangerous illegal border crossing is irrelevant, the fact is Borders Kill!

Fuck their deportations, solidarity to all migrants and especially the Mubenga family at this time.

No Borders

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County Hall attacked in Nottinghamshire (UK)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

13 October 2010

“The Nottinghamshire County Hall was attacked last night with hammers and graffiti. Messages of “Fight the Cuts” and “Fuck Austerity” were left on the walls of the entrance facing the trent, whilst several windows were smashed.

This was a small gesture, it exists alongside all other gestures large and small, which refuse to accept “the way things are”.

We are members of the insubordinate masses, we won’t attend your marches or listen to your speeches. We know the government will keep cutting in order to pay for the banks mistake. We know that capitalism is the crisis, and that it will continue to be.

We will continue to attack wherever we see possibilities. We will continue to attack in solidarity with all those who are abused by governments and banks in the name of capitalism. We will continue to attack in solidarity with anyone who has fought back before us and with anyone who will fight back after us.

The system is killing us and we must fight back.”

Delinquents

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Attacks against police targets in Bristol (UK)

Monday, October 11th, 2010

8 & 9 October 2010

“Anti-police actions on the nights of the 8th and 9th October.

1. Avonmouth police garage was a soft target with 30 rocks thrown over the fence at vehicles.

2. CID regional HQ, Kenneth Steele House, Feeder rd. Plainclothes vehicles, including one sports car, smashed with rocks.

3. Fishing line strung up at 9ft for the mounted police of Bower Ashton mounted police and dog section.

Pick your moment, your terrain. Ambush.

Some angry people are not content to stagnate in silence. We recognise our brains as weapons. Wouldn’t it be nice if more people broke away from the British tradition of sitting back and taking shit from cops in the U.K and actually fought back for a change?

Solidarity with all those inside and outside the prison who fight the system.

This is for all those beaten, abused and murdered by police.”

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Machine sabotaged against destruction of Happendon Wood (UK)

Friday, October 8th, 2010

3 October 2010

“Extensive damage has been caused to a mining machine at the Broken Cross open cast coal mine in South Lanarkshire. This action, taken during the night of third of October, was carried out anonymously by those acting in solidarity with The Happendon Wood Action Camp (THWAC), and in support of the residents of the Douglas Valley.

The sabotage was carried out as an act of opposition to Scottish Coal’s recently submitted proposals to extend the Broken Cross mine and to begin work at two new sites in the area, at Townhead and Auldton Hights. ”

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Santander Bank attacked in London (UK)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

26 September 2010

“Solidarity action for the 14 accused anarchists in Chile and the 35 Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike. Sunday 26th September around 2:45am, Santander Bank, owned by Spanish bosses, attacked in Jubilee Way, Wimbledon, London. Windows smashed, cash machines damaged with glue. FREEDOM TO THE 14 ANARCHISTS IN CHILE! and SOLIDARITY TO THE 35 MAPUCHE ON HUNGER STRIKE! sprayed on walls. night owls.”

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Natwest Bank attacked in Bristol (UK)

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

28 September 2010

“… in the early hours of the 28th of september we attacked the natwest bank on gloucester road, bristol with paint and bricks. windows were smashed, paintbombs thrown and ‘destroy all prisons’ was sprayed up on the wall. this action was taken in solidarity with the 35 mapuche prisoners, the 3 incarcerated in switzerland and the 14 imprisoned anarchists in chile – the majority of which are on hunger strike. natwest is owned by the royal bank of scotland, which is complicit in state repression in chile, the pillaging of the earth, and the financing of the prison machine. we send solidarity, love and rage to all those continuing the struggle in whatever way possible. until all prisons are burnt to the ground.”

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Hungerstrike at Campsfield migrant prison (UK)

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Detainees at Campsfield migrant prison (maintained by GEO private prison corporation) near Oxford are currently on hunger strike in protest at their situation. This statement was released by them several days ago, but so far has not been published, only circulated on mailing lists..

Second major statement from detainees (more…)

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Anti-Capitalists Attack in Bristol – Liberation for Palestine, and not only (UK)

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

9 May 2010

“Last night, a group of individuals decided to turn their anger into action – striking a number of targets on Whiteladies Road.

The list is this:
HSBC bank, windows smashed with hammers, red paint thrown inside.
Morgan Beddoe estate agent, every window smashed in reach and damage to door.
Conservative Party office just off Whiteladies Road, window smashed.
Territorial Army, windscreens smashed on their civilian vehicles in the car park.

These attacks responded to the recent murders on the aid boat at the hands of the Israeli armed forces which has hit such huge news recently (perhaps because some victims this time are white children of the Western middle classes, as opposed to the routine deaths that pass unmarked by the media on a daily basis in Palestine and for that matter everywhere else) – but this is also our own trajectory in the over-due counter-offensive against the colonisation of our lives by capitalism right here. Solidarity is best when it serves to extend your own struggle in compliment of others. This action was simple, required little planning and no expertise, hit our enemies directly and was more uplifting than any contained demonstration we have witnessed in recent time.

For many the choice of targets may speak for itself – banks being well known locally in their recent glut of recession and repossession, besides being an integral part of the systematic economic exploitation that this world is currently based on, and of course HSBC specifically bank-rollers of the Israeli state’s regime of terror. Estate agents, fronting the gentrification and driving those who cannot afford their dream further out in the age-old class war. Politicians, whatever their claims and colors, claim power over us all to repress, rule and further their own corrupt aims. Armed forces, to back them up whenever they chose to extend their influence or crush dissent.

Let us not forget the prisoners of the Gaza demonstrations of January 2009, incarcerated for bringing militant popular struggle back on the agenda in the anti-occupation movement.

Let us not forget all the prisoners, from Greece to the U.S.A, who realised that attack is the best way out of this social prison and took action accordingly. For a world without money, private property, politics and occupation.”

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UK Border Agency offices in Derby D-Locked (UK)

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

2 June 2010

“The UK Border Agency offices in Derby were d-locked last night. And a written message was left.

This action was carried out in solidarity with the European wide week of actions against the deportation machine,

We believe that acts of resistance -both large and small- against those who profit from and those who facilitate the deportation machine should be carried out whenever and wherever possible.

Fuck the Deportation Machine

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Cellphone Antenna Sabotaged with Fire, Bristol (UK)

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

21 May 2010

“FOR SELF-ORGANISATION & ANTI-CAPITALIST RESISTANCE

May 21, 2010, approx 2.30am.

A ‘T-mobile’ repeater was destroyed by fire. All effort was made not to endanger any life and the mast was chosen due to its distance from residential buildings and activity. The fence was cut with bolt-croppers and placed at the base of the antenna, wrapped around the electrical cables powering the mast, was a cut tyre filled with rags soaked in paraffin. Soaked rags were also tied to the cables and tucked into the tyre. Firelighters were used to ignite the lot. The antenna was situated near the central Temple Meads railway station close to a new ‘urban development’ area.

Destructive acts against the telecommunications infrastructure of capitalist economy are simple and reproducible, as are attacks against other facets of industrial society. The system relies on a network of cables, antennas and power units to enforce and sustain its exploitation. Far from being a faceless abstract enemy, the conduits of commodity production remain attackable at many points, vulnerable to our courage, rage and joy.

We dedicate this action to the arrested anarchists Constantino, Luca and Silvia in Switzerland, accused of conspiring against a nano-tech facility; to all the prisoners of the social struggle in Greece and to all those who have begun to fight, in a myriad of places, of different tongues, races and names.

FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL & ECOLOGICAL STRUGGLE AGAINST STATE & CAPITAL”

Cells of Fire: Storm of Butterflies

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Factory defaced and d-locked in Derby (UK)

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

“Last night the distribution center of the Rolls Royce factory in Derby was targeted by autonomous individuals against the war machine.

The gates were d-locked and the walls were covered in graffiti stating that “Rolls Royce profits from the war machine.” “Fuck Rolls Royce.”

The war machine puts profit and power over the lives of people, companies like Rolls Royce are part of this. The war machine exemplifies the ways in which the rich and powerful oppress and dispossess the majority of people, destroying homes and communities, enforcing migration, and irrevocably harming land bases. Fuck the war machine. Fuck Rolls Royce. Resist Now. No more profit.”

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Policestation & G4 Security Attacked in Bristol (UK)

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

1 May 2010

“Two attacks carried out in the St.Pauls area – a smashing night for the Revolutionary 1st May.

Newfoundland Road Policestation attacked with rocks, several vehicles damaged.

Group 4 Security vehicles at Norfolk Avenue office attacked also with stones.

Solidarity with the fighters of ‘Revolutionary Struggle’ in Greece.

Solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis, Alfredo Maria Bonanno, Christos Stratigopoulos, and all other prisoners in struggle.”

Anarchist cells

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