Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fires and rioting in Stockholm suburb

Immigrant violence in Europe continues to grow in major  metropolitan areas.
Immigrant violence in Europe continues to grow in major metropolitan areas.
Alain Bachellier

Being told one cannot attend a school dance can often lead to some feelings of rejection, anger, and outrage for a group of teens, usually ending in a shouting match with school officials. For Somalians in Sweden, however, it leads somewhere much more violent.

After being denied entry to a school dance, a group of Somalian immigrants (whose ages are unreported, but are referred to as “youths” by BBC News) went on a violent rampage throughout Stockholm, flipping cars, throwing rocks through windows, attacking a nearby police station, and ultimately burning the school building to the ground in a display that might shock even Los Angeles.

Up to 100 “youths” are speculated to have been involved in the riots. The mob formed on Monday shortly after a group, most likely unaffiliated with the school in question, were told they could not enter a school-sponsored dance. There are no reports of angry words exchanged between the Somalians and the Swedish school officials, only that the former became extremely violent after being told to leave the premises.

Immigrant violence has been a growing problem throughout Europe, especially amongst the large numbers of immigrants from Africa and the Middle East, though less frequent among immigrants from Pakistan, India, and other parts of Asia. In France in 2005, several weeks of civil unrest rocked the city of Paris as Algerian mobs roamed the streets burning cars and buildings and attacking native French as well as each other, and a smaller series of riots took place just last year following the suicide of an Algerian in police custody on Bastille Day. These dwarf the recent occurrence in Stockholm, but the Somalian riot in Sweden nevertheless shows that immigrant violence is increasing and spreading throughout European countries as little is being done to curb the displacement of native Europeans.

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

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".
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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.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)