Saturday, January 29, 2011
on Thursday, the 27th of January
-237 hunger strikers were terrorized by special police forces with bullet-proof vests and heavy weapons
-237 hunger strikers had to endure 9 hours of meaningless negotiations
-80 hunger strikers were left sleepless in a yard for a whole night in cold and rainy weather, 157 were amassed in the corridors of the first floor of a businessman’s mansion with no toilets or water
“Emergency solidarity demo for the thessaloniki four, 11am Saturday Jan 29th at the greek tourist offices, 4 conduit st ( off regent st ), w1s 2dj – pass it on”
We hope those travelling to the demo will come early to attend the solidarity demo before hand. Please spread the word and let people
know they can do both.
Autonomous Cells of the Immediate Revolution – Praxedis G. Guerrerro took responsibility for this latest attack against the Chilean State through an internet message.
This incident has been ‘quietened down’ by the Chilean and Mexican governments, international media plus European authorities, who are not willing to give the “oxygen of publicity” to this latest attack on the global media-stage, during the precarious trial of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, after the December letter-bombs against various States, which hit international media headlines, prompting the Italian Informal Anarchist Federation to respond with two explosive parcels for the Chilean and Swiss embassies in Rome. Growing insurrectional tendancies will not be censored out of the media, nor will the attacks end. Anarchism will only spread, become more developed and will overcome the institutions of hierarchy and finance.
The action was dedicated to the prisoners of the Chilean State who are fighting for their dignity and freedom, the indigenous people of the Mapuche, who are fighting for their land and self-determination, as well as dedicated to the Revolutionary Organisations Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Revolutionary Struggle in Greece. Anarchist prisoner Gabriel Pombo da Silva also gets a mention, with a quote from him ending the final section: “Siempre con l@s rebeldes!!!!”
Download the Communique (PDF / Spanish Language)
Communique from Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Call for an Informal Anarchist Federation – International Network
DAVOS, Switzerland - small explosion and heating sabotaged at a hotel during the Davos world economic forum (WEF)
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Swiss police have launched an investigation after a small explosion in a hotel store room during the Davos world economic forum (WEF).
The blast shattered two windows but caused no injuries at the Post Hotel Morosani shortly after 0900 (0800 GMT), police told the Associated Press.
Police could not say immediately what was the source of the explosion.
According to Swiss media, anti-WEF activists say they attacked the hotel with a firework device.
The Post Hotel Morosani is just over 1.5km (one mile) from the annual forum's venue.
With 2,500 political and business leaders attending the summit, security in the small Swiss resort has been tight.
A WEF-related lunch focusing on organised crime, called "Criminals Without Borders" was scheduled at the hotel at noon, with speakers including Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Robert Wainwright, director of Europol, AP notes.
'Feel the chill'
Swiss news website 20min.ch received an e-mail from "anti-WEF activists" claiming the attack on the Post Hotel Morosani.
The Post Hotel, the site reports, is being used by Swiss bankers during the forum, correcting an earlier report that the Swiss government was using the hotel.
The e-mail says that fireworks were timed to go off in the hotel at 0600 (0500 GMT), when no staff would be around, but it appears that they went off three hours late.
According to the statement received by 20min.ch, heating oil in the hotel was also sabotaged by having sugar added "so that [Swiss] federal officials and bankers get to feel the mountain chill too".
Anonymous anti-capitalist flyers circulated at a demonstration last week in the north-eastern Swiss town of St Gallen urged activists to "Smash [the] WEF".
"Let us fight together against the unbearable propaganda of capitalism," the flyers read.
FROM 325.nostate.net/?p=1651On the 21 January 2010, the Insurrectional Cell for Total Liberation took responsibility for detonating loud noise-bombs against the Foreign Ministry and the Police headquarters in the centre of Santiago, capital of Chile
The same group claimed for sending bomb-threats to the ambassador of the Greek state in Chile, Chrysoula Karykopoulou. This was done in solidarity with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire on trial in Athens, Braulio Duran & Adrian Magdaleno (prisoners of the Mexican State*), and the comrades arrested in Chile for the “Caso Bombas”/’Bombs Case’.
*See BiteBack Mexican prisoners
Cairo, Egypt - protesters seize the streets of the capital, battling police with stones and firebombs
28 Jan 2011 - CAIRO – Chaos engulfed Egypt Friday as protesters seized the streets of the capital, battling police with stones and firebombs, burning down the ruling party headquarters, and defying a night curfew enforced by a military deployment. It was the peak of unrest posing the most dire threat to President Hosni Mubarak in his three decades of authoritarian rule.
The government's attempts to suppress demonstrations appeared to be swiftly eroding support from the U.S. — suddenly forced to choose between its most important Arab ally and a democratic uprising demanding his ouster. Washington threatened to reduce a $1.5 billion program of foreign aid if Mubarak escalated the use of force.
The protesters were sure to be emboldened by their success in bringing tens of thousands to the streets in defiance of a ban, a large police force, countless canisters of tear gas, and even a nighttime curfew enforced by the first military deployment of the crisis.
Flames rose in cities across Egypt as police cars burned and protesters set the ruling party headquarters in Cairo ablaze. Hundreds of young men tore televisions, fans and stereo equipment from other buildings of the National Democratic Party neighboring the Egyptian Museum, home of King Tutankhamun's treasures and one of the country's most popular tourist attractions.
Young men could be seen forming a human barricade in front of the museum to protect it.
Others around the city looted banks, smashed cars, tore down street signs and pelted armored riot police vehicles with paving stones torn from roadways.
"We are the ones who will bring change," said 21-year-old Ahmed Sharif. "If we do nothing, things will get worse. Change must come!" he screamed through a surgical mask he wore to ward off the tear gas.
Friday, January 28, 2011
ITALIAN CONSULATE squat - Friday January 28 solidarity to the Italian anarchist comrade Tonino south greece patras
Italian anarchist comrade Tonino prosecuted for the incidents that occurred with the fascists May 1, 2010 in Naples. The
comrade was in prison until December 21/2010 and there after is under house arrest until his trial on February 2.
The occupatioon lasted more than half an hour, sent faxes and flyers and text were given out to the pepole!
Thursday, January 27, 2011
by K-K translation collective
Summarized: "No freedom for the enemies of power," they tell us.
We say "no peace for the enemies of freedom."
of conflict against what dominates us. Freedom and democracy have nothing to do together. The freedom we want is unconditional.
Riot police encircle the Law School in Athens in apparent preparation for a raid as migrant hunger strikers vow to stay
It is very likely that the riot police will now attempt to violate the academic asylum and raid the Law School.
The economic policy definitely includes a new "quality" of state repression as a supplement. Today now that capitalism cannot hide its real face, social consensus can only be reached through violence. Through the courts' decision that judges the workers' strikes illegal, through water cannons, threats for levy en masse, through tear-gas, through "antiterrorist" operations. Through calls for self-control and through the screaming of the journalists. Only through these methods and these methods alone, will the Greek state become a successful experiment, turning the country into a region of fortress Europe and making it an economic paradise for the bosses.
The wager for us at this time is, more urgently than ever, to determine the line of history. Because Capitalism, its total poverty and misery that are imposed, is not a one-way direction.
Grevena closed prison
8th January 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
This Wednesday 26 of January, an anarchist comrade from Ghent will be on trail for attacks against police stations which took place in the night of 9 to 10 of May 2010.
That night was a night of modest, but passionate acts of resistance: the windows of the police station of Gentbrugge smashed, tags left on the police station, on the building of the socialist syndicate, on banks and a incendiary attack against another policestation in Meulestede.
That night, 30 min after the facts, a comrade was arrested by a police patrol.
She was taken to the police station and interrogated, but she refused to answer any question.
Next day, police did two house searches and took anarchist pamphlets and books, posters and her computer. A few hours later, our comrade was released.
This Wednesday will take place her proces. She is incriminated for the tags and the smashing of the windows of the police station.
To read the communiqué by comrades from Ghent in French
Procès d’une compagnonne anarchiste de Gand, accusée d’attaque contre un commissariat de police.
Ce mercredi 26 janvier à 9h au palais de Justice à Gand: Opgeëistenlaan 401, Gand
A Gand, la nuit de 9 à 10 mai a été une nuit d’actes de résistance modestes, mais passionés : les vitres du commissariat de Gentbrugge ont été cassées, des tags laissés sur ce commissariat, sur le bâtiment Moyson du syndicat socialiste et sur des banques ainsi qu’une attaque incendiaire contre le commissariat de Meulestede. Dans le quartier de Dampoort, à 4 kilomètres du commissariat de Gentbrugge et plus d’une demi-heure après les faits, un patrouille de police a remarquée la présence d’une personne et l’a arrêtée.
La personne en question est connu comme étant anarchiste et squatteur. Malgré l’absence de preuves, la « procédure standard » : contrôle (empreintes digitales, photos), humiliations, vexations (comme par exemple les pneus dégonflés du vélo de notre compagnonne). La compagnonne a refusé de faire une déclaration. Le lendemain, deux perquisitions ont eu lieu : chez les parents de la compagnonne et dans sa chambre d’étudiant. Après 17 heures, la compagnonne a été finalement relâchée.
Lors des perquisitions, la police a surtout confisqué des tracts et de livres anarchistes, des notes et un ordinateur. La police était spéciallement interessée par des mails de réunions, des adresses email d’autres anarchistes, des sites visités et des recherches faits sur internet.
L’Etat a donc saisi l’arrestation comme prétexte pour disséquer un peu le mouvement anarchiste et pour paralyser par la peur (en combinaison avec la répression en général) les anarchistes. Ça ne nous étonne point : au quotidien, des gens sont humiliés, volés, enfermés, terrorisés parce qu’ils ne peuvent ou ne veulent pas respecter les règles de ce système. Parce qu’ils refusent de se laisser voler le résultat de leur labeur par les patrons, et vont chercher l’argent là où elle se trouve en abondance. Des manifs sont matraquées, après avoir fiché tout le monde.
Ces actes toujours plus dégoutants deviennent effectivement toujours moins surprenants. Pourquoi enfreindre les règles, si on sait que la prison nous attend ? Simplement parce que nous considérons cette société déjà comme une prison. Aller à l’école pour apprendre à penser ce que dit le professeur, pour apprendre à obéir. Préparation pour l’après : pour que nous irions travailler sans nous plaindre (ou en se plaignant un peu : vive la liberté d’expression !). Pour aller consommer, car là, on est libre à le faire (vive le marché libre !). Pour correspondre aux normes sociales, devenir des contrôleurs les uns des autres, sous peine d’exclusion sociale. Beaucoup essayent de se tromper ou de tromper d’autres « qu’il n’est pas aussi mauvais ici ». Mais ceux qui ne bougent pas, ne peuvent pas sentir leurs chaînes. Ou ils essayent de ne pas les sentir, en fuyant le monde. Par la drogue, ou par le monde virtuel de jeux vidéo ou de facebook. Où le vrai monde devient une excursion, à rapporter dans celui virtuel. Beaucoup sont déprimés, car ils n’arrivent plus à se tromper que tout va bien. Ils restent au lit, n’arrivent plus à sortir de leur chambre, comme dans une cellule. Pour quelle raison est-ce qu’ils se lèveraient ?
Il y a beaucoup à faire. Tu n’es pas seul, beaucoup se sont insurgés avant toi, beaucoup s’insurgent maintenant, de mille manières. Il n’est pas impossible de briser le pouvoir, on y est arrivé avant, on peut y arriver maintenant. S’insurger, c’est déjà une victoire en soi, on goûte la liberté après tant d’années de monotonie. Quand ne pas se réveiller est devenu la seule étincelle de la vie, souviens-toi, il y a une guerre à livrer !
Le procès se déroulera mercredi 26 janvier, à 9h, audans le nouveau palais de Justice, salle 3.5
Monday, January 24, 2011
Leaflet of solidarity with the Tunisian insurgents
Since several weeks, proletarians in the Maghreb revolt against living conditions that become intolerable and against the terror policy of the State. They take to the street, clash with cops, assault all the buildings of the State, warehouses of goods, banks... they block roads and particularly in Algeria they clearly reject any oppositional and/or Islamite political control.
In their real practice these movements of struggle affirm themselves against the State, against private property. In this sense they are an admirable protest against the world of money, they are magnificent examples of struggle against all shapes of submissiveness, they are a foreshadowing of another world to come: the human community finally reconciled with itself and ridded of the State, money, and classes.
Rebels and exploited of the world! This struggle is ours. From the South to the North, from the East to the West its fundamental nature is everywhere the same. Workers, students, unemployed, youth, old people... all these categories dissolve in the heart of the struggle against this abject world to form only one class in struggle, with as only central preoccupation: the destruction of the State.
The answer of the State is in two ways: on one hand governments brutally repress, on the other hand the political, union, religious oppositions (playing the martyrs) propose the democratic alternation: that the clique in power goes away. In one case as in another the purpose is the same: that the revolt stops and the domination goes on, whatever its political shape. However, whatever its shape (parliamentary system, one-party system, authoritative system...) the State always remains the State. Its existence implies that the rich remain rich, that the poor are always poorer, that they work and croak in silence.
Repression means many deaths, imprisonment, torture, brutality... It's a feature of systems where the political, union, religious oppositions are absent or too weak to do their dirty work of hijacking, pacification of the struggles and hopes of a radically other world, which spring up in the struggle. It's said that over there it's the dictatorship whereas here we are in democracy, which means that nothing like this could happen to us. We would live in a finally pacified society, experiencing only some repressive excesses from time to time, some blunders attributable to people "having a problem" and not to the system.
It's false: It's first and foremost the strength of the revolt that pushes the State to slaughter thus and not a lack of rights.
It's untrue: the fact that since the war of Indochina, most of the police in the world are trained by the French police is not mentioned. If the arm is another, the brain is "made in France". As well as weapons, gases, truncheons, tanks sold every year for millions of Euros.
It's an illusion: For the moment the State here doesn't need to resort to open repression. Unions play well their role of Capital's martinet: i.e. to pacify and ward off the proletarian anger in the tricks and traps of negotiation for obtaining some crumbs and pennies. Political parties exist to maintain illusions on the involvement of all to the power. But as soon as these flunkeys will be outflanked, rejected, unable to cope... and useless, the State here will use the same methods of open terror, it will trample on the illusory scraps of paper that are the rights.
Our responsibility here is to clearly distinguish ourselves from "our" State, to show that it's a party to the present repression, and that it's even ready to intervene if the repressive forces over there are prey to doubt. It already did during the revolt in Greece in 2008: the Greek State had appealed the Spanish and Italian States for a help of their police.
Our responsibility here is to take up the torch of the struggle that we have momentarily given up at the end of the autumn. We lost a battle; we came up against the intransigence of the State and the logic of Capital. All the more reason for reacting vigorously against the aggravation of our living conditions, to refuse to continue to thrown in the sponge.
Proletarians in the Maghreb need this class solidarity! And not shy humanist protests! Not whining moaning!
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23/1/11 - “Doubt. Refusal. Attack. I dispute and despise the code of values of this society. I refuse to compromise. I attack fiercely everything that limits us, underestimates us, enslaves us. The choice of Revolution, permanent and inalterable Now and Always.”
Historically the state is the evolution of a gang of people, that with as a tool laws, fear, repression with as a pretext safety they aim to achieve the militarisation of their interests, theirs and the bosses.
Thus, with the use of violence, physical or not, they try to impose the social conditions of subjugation and solidify social peace. Especially now that the reliability of the political system is decomposing and the capitalistic “bubbles” of “growth” and “prosperity” have burst, the distress of sovereignty for its perpetuation becomes even more evident. It is therefore upgrading its arsenal in order to face the internal enemy. It votes terror laws, it harasses, it represses.
At this moment in the cells of “democracy” there are dozens of anarchists that chose to move into the path of fire and resistance, aiming at the destruction of the state and its mechanisms, until individual and social liberation.
The objective of the state, apart from physical extermination, is also their social isolation. Thus, it does not hesitate to criminalize political, social, even friendly relations. The examples are many with most recent that of Fee Mayer.
“Isolate them!”. We have heard it many times from them but also from the parrots of Mass Media taming, commonly journalists. However, they are not only addressed to the imprisoned television viewers, but also to those parts of society that resist. Placing dilemmas and separating the tactics of struggle they seek its division and self-amputation. The fight against the state and the bosses is multiform, multidimensional and multilevelled, however the aim is one: the destruction of the rotten existent for individual and social liberation.
In the frames of this struggle we choose not to leave any fighter alone. We stand in solidarity to those that have clearly chosen what side they are on. That of resistance, revolutionary conscience, rage.
Thus, we as well, the dawn of 21-1-11 chose to deliver to flames 2 security vehicles for money transfers of Brinks company by sending our own flaming signal. The target was far from accidental since the security companies come to cover the gap left by the governmental dogs of the “safety” forces. They have been assigned to guard many public buildings and services as well as the transport of the wealth, ensuring the smooth flow of money. They protect the bosses and their properties, those that they defend with so much passion. It's the very companies that the “democratic” regimes in Europe and America have assigned to manufacture and operate private prisons and the creation of private armies.
We dedicate this action to anarchist revolutionaries Gerasimos Tsakalos - Panagiotis Argirou – Haris Hadjimihelakis, members of the Revolutionary Organization Conspiracy Cells of Fire as well as Panagiotis Masouras - Konstantina Karakatsani - Alexandros Mitrousias - Giorgos Karagiannidis that are persecuted for same case.
PS1. We do not forget the unrepentant revolutionary urban guerillas N.Maziotis – P.Roupa - K.Gournas members of the armed organization Revolutionary Struggle as well as the anarchist fighters that are persecuted for the same case.
Honour for ever to Lambros Foundas member of R.S.
PS2. Freedom to the anarchist comrades that are confined in the hell-holes of “democracy”.
PS3. We stand in solidarity to every prisoner that fights consciously, with dignity, against the rotten institution of prisons.
REVOLUTION FIRST AND ALWAYS
THE STATES ARE THE ONLY TERRORISTS
FREEDOM TO ALL ARMED GUERRILLAS
FREEDOM TO ALL IMPRISONED FIGHTERS
Night time Troublemakers
boubourAs translation actforfreedomnow
Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.
To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.
ARSON AND WILDFIRE FOR EVERY PRISON
SOLIDARITY TO ALL PRISONERS IN GREECE
VIDEO FROM THE COMRADES IN THE SUPERMARKET IN SALONIKI 15/6
About 30 anarchists with helmets and hoods went into the supermarketnear the university of Saloniki and destroyed the security system! They took the foodstuff from the shelves and also took the moneyfrom the cash desk and burnt it outside the supermarket!nobody arrested!!
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST REVOLUTIONARIES
AND TO ANARCHIST KOSTANDINA KARAKATSANI
(accused for being members of Conspiracy of cells of fire)
Solidarity to urban guerillas Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa
and to anarchists, Christophoros Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vaggelis Stathopoulos
that are prosecuted for the "Revolutionary Struggle" case
Comrade salutes to urban guerilla Dimitris Koufodinas
and the unrepentant of the "17th November" group.
Solidarity to the inprisoned anarchists Simos Seisidis, Giannis Dimitrakis,
Michal Pawlak (polish comrade that is inprisoned in koridallos prisons for the events on 6/12/09,
Polikarpos Gewrgiadis, Christos Stratigopoulos, Alfredo Bonnano, Ilias Nikolaou and Aris Seirinidis
HONOUR TO URBAN GUERILLA LAMBROS FOUNDAS
Against the state, prison, capital.