Saturday, July 31, 2010

THE REAL COPS! FRANCE


Κατεβάστε το συνημμένο αρχείο (right click / save as): untitledwveozm.flv (video/x-flv)

15 year old released from jail in greece 30/7

.

The 15 year old girl who is accused that with her 16 year old friend, they stabbed to death an 80 year old man in Kerkini, Serres NORTH OFGREECE,g has been released with conditions. She was kept in a female wing in the Elaionas prison of Thebes and will be released with restrictions, because of her age. Read the story....

 

Terminal 119 & Cafe Morgenland [ June / 2010]



When the knife comes out of the bag...

"When a woman kills her rapist, then the result of this action is not that we have a murderer on one side and a victim on the other, but we have a dead person on one side and a free person on the other"

On Sunday June 6th, two teenagers, 15 and 16 years old, met up in the village of Kerkini in Serres (northern Greece) to find some money to put their plan to leave their "troubled family environment" into effect, as they said in their testimonies to the interrogator. There they met a friend of one of the girl's grandfather who promised to help them financially as long as they pleased his sexual appetites. When the two girls refused to make the deal he tried to harrass them and started touching them. The two young women, two young kids in reality that didn't act within the predetermined framework, carrying for self protection a small knife, pulled it out and started stabbing him to get him off them. The 80-year-old died. The girls were arrested and today are imprisoned after the common agreement of the prosecutor and district attorney in Nigrita police station. They are waiting there to be transferred to a juvenile prison, accused of murder and robbery since they took ten euro from him when they tried to leave.

[.....]

With this article we would like to declare our unconditional solidarity to the two young girls and ask for an investigation to start in the village of Kerkini Serron because this case only came up now and this is usually only the tip of the iceberg.
-IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE TWO GIRLS, 15 AND 16 YEARS OLD!!


Terminal 119 – For social and individual autonomy
Café Morgenland

boubourAs tranlations

In Odessa burned Hummer leader of the Union of anarchists Ukraine


Anarchic resistance (AU) city of Odessa has assumed responsibility for setting fire to a Hummer-leader of the Union of Anarchists of Ukraine Vadim Black.
Reporter in Odessa on July 27 reported: Tonight in Odessa burned car Hummer leader of the Union of Anarchists Ukraine Vadim Black. According to the spokesperson of the Department of Internal Affairs of Odessa Tatiana Khmelnytsky, reported that at Lidersovsky boulevard caught fire vehicles arrived at the police control around 2:00.Leaving the specified address, law enforcement discovered that burning two foreign cars - Hummer, and Citroen. The circumstances and exact cause of fire is not yet established. According to preliminary data, the first turn on Hummer, from a fire spread to the second car in bvze data traffic police Hummer registered to a woman born in 1981, and Citroen - a man born in 1972. However, the leader of the Union of Anarchists Ukraine Vadim Cherny stated that one of the burnt-out cars, namely - Hummer yellow - belongs to him. Black told the police of deliberate arson."The car is simply blown up. I think it was revenge for Edward Hurwitz published in the media about his property in Israel. There is no doubt that the explosion of organized parties promerskoy organization Free Odessa" - he said. At the postal address "Project 161" (anti-fascist site) came the following letter: AS takes responsibility for setting fire to a car brand Hummer leader of the Union of Anarchists of Ukraine Vadim Black. This action we would like to express our protest against the party in rats, which are hiding behind lofty ideals of anarchism, just to make money.While our friends are killed and thrown to jail because of their fighting men like Vadim earn this much money. The money is watered with the blood of our comrades. Bourgeois, AU is watching you. Do we! Do it better than us! " Anarchic resistance

Friday, July 30, 2010

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE FUCK THE POLICE .... DEMO IN LONDON U.K.

AROUND 200 protesters gathered outside the DPP's office in London on Friday and then staged a spontaneous march to the spot where Ian Tomlinson died in April 2009.

"No justice, no peace, fuck the police!" roared out continuously from the lively crowd as it made its way across Southwark Bridge and into the City of London, blocking busy roads as it went and leaving office workers gawping in surprise.

The police held back, no doubt under strict instructions not to create a PR disaster by breaking any heads - this time.

With an excellent selection of speakers at the meet-up point, this was an empowering and badly needed action.

It is worth noting that the banners, including a very prominent one declaring "Fuck the law, not the poor" sparked a number of supportive honks from passing lorry drivers at Southwark Bridge. The tide of public opinion is definitely on the turn...


Although most people had already left at ten minutes past two, the last 25 people left for another march through the city, ending up back at Rose Court. With a few more people the energy would have been even more awesome. Sadly everyone seemed to have urgent appointments (at the pub?). Again the street was taken, and besides similar slogans as before "No Justice, No Peace..." Wwhose street? Our Streets!" the general public also got some education about proper bike etiquette and other lighter issues.
Img_0868-mediumImg_0871-medium



Img_0873-medium

Img_0875-medium

Img_0879-medium


The End
With a bit more stamina and determination this day could have been ours.

Bristol Anti-Fascists Demonstrate Practical Solidarity


Bristol Anti-Fascists Demonstrate Practical Solidarity
Thursday 5th August at The Plough, Easton, from 8pm-late. £4 on the door. On Saturday March 27th in Portland, Oregon, Luke Querner, a long-time anti-fascist activist and skinhead, was shot by neo-nazis. Fortunately Luke survived, but he has been left with a mountain of medical bills. Comrades in Bristol have organised a benefit gig to raise funds to help Luke out. The line-up features two bands from Brazil, who are visiting the UK to take part in an anti-racist football tournament, with support from local acts, and all bands are playing for free.

Shots fired at police station in Neuquén, Argentina


30 07 2010
From Liberación Total (July 27, 2010): translate this is our job'' blog
Unknown gunmen opened fire at the 20th Precinct in the Parque Industrial neighborhood at around midnight on Thursday. The police officers on duty heard the shots and went outside, managing to glimpse a group of people making their escape some 100 meters away. Patrols immediately began in the vicinity and along the attackers’ escape route, where more shots were heard. Seven bullets hit an exterior wall of the police station, but none of the shots penetrated the cement wall or wounded anyone. Police have been unable to make any arrests.
Communiqué:
Neuquén; July 22, 2010
Today, July 22, in the early morning, the Cardenas-Fuentealba Unit paid a visit to the monkeys at the Parque Industrial police station and sprayed their shack with gunfire to wake them up, since no one was on duty at the door, surely due to the cold. We would also like to tell the members of the Bomb Squad that they will continue to receive our little packages, and that one of these days one of them will be for real and will make them pay for the crimes they commit as the system’s mercenaries.
To the eternally corrupt Cutral Có functionary José Cotter: Watch out. The people’s justice will find you sooner than later.
Burn the monkeys’ hovels
Burn the remains of the system
—Cardenas-Fuentealba Unit
—Luciano Arruga Brigade

Truck Drivers defiant despite conscription orders in Greece Lorry-drivers continue their strike, clash with riot police in Thessaloniki

Greek truckers' strike bites harder 30/7

The latest round of talks this morning between leaders of Greece's truck drivers associations and the government failed to find common ground and so the industrial action which is likely to see the country ground to a halt in the next few days is set to continue.

The dispute was the result of attempts by Athens to liberalise Greece's transport market by opening up the trucking profession to everyone with a heavy goods licence and so doing away with the existing permit system which has meant that like taxis, only those registered can operate.

On the one hand the opening up the profession is part of the IMF/EU/ECB process of making Greek products more competetive by reducing transport costs however, drivers associations argue that the sudden implementation of the system means that many of their members stand to lose hundreds of thousands of euros spent obtaining an operating licence.

Instead of petering out strike actions are set to escalate as Greek international truck drivers associations are also preparing to join the strike so threatening imports and exports to other EU countries.

The Greek media has been speculating on whether the government will be forced to bring in the army to make sure the country does not run out of fuel and other basic goods.

Truck drivers carrying fuel stand their ground and continue their strike against the austerity measures despite the government calling a civil conscription on them
The fuel carrying truck drivers strike which started on Monday in response to a special "reform", part and parcel of the austerity measures, that will see individual ownership abolished and replaced by large firms, has been the first strike crisis facing the greek government after the signing of the EU-IMF structural adjustment agreement. As a result of the strike at the moment of writing all but a few gas stations across the country stand dry and shut, with serious problems caused in boat and bus transport as well as in individual car transport at the peak of the summer exodus from the cities. The strike is believed to be hampering the tourist industry which has reported a virtual freeze on reservations from abroad.
The government's response to the strike has been to call the truck drivers for dialogue on the condition they stop the strike. The truck drivers refusal to attend such onerous negotiations led yesterday evening the PM to announce a civil conscription of the drivers and their trucks, an authoritarian administrative measure equivalent to forced labour in pain of prison. The truck drivers response has been defiant: last night after the announcement of civil conscription drivers pulled their trucks to blockade the oil refineries of Thessaloniki and Aspropyrgos (Athens), while at the moment of writing a demo outside the Ministry of Transport is forming in protest to the authoritarian administrative decision. Faced with resistance the government has not yet used force to force conscription with truck-driver reps announcing: "We continue. Let them take us to prison. We have nothing to more to lose. If the government thinks that after two days of strike it can move to such measures instead choosing dialogue, it carries all responsibility" .
The response of the Left to the crisis has been bitter. The KKE (Communist Party) asked in Parliament if the government intends to reopen exile-island concentration camps for dissidents, while the Radical Left Coalition has called the conscription a "July coup d' etat" and the government policy "colonialist". Civil conscription of workers has occurred again under the Republic at least three times, in 1979 (bank workers), 1986 (airspace control officers) and 2006 (dock-workers).
Jul 29 2010 13:40


Update: The truck driver demo outside the Ministry of Transport in Athens was attacked earlier today by riot police forces shooting tear gas against the protesters. According to mainstream news the lack of fuel has already led to problems of delivering supplies to supermarkets across the country. The government is yet to implement civil conscription which could really derail the situation. According to the news at the moment less than 5 gas stations in greater Athens hold fuel.

Russian Anarchist Mob Attacks Mayor's Office Near Moscow, Kommersant Says

Five hundred Russian anti- government activists attacked the office of a Moscow suburb’s mayor to protest the construction of a highway through a forest, Kommersant reported.
The protesters gathered in central Moscow yesterday and took a commuter train to the northern suburb of Khimki, armed with air guns and baseball bats, the newspaper reported. Police fled after being pelted with rocks and bottles and nobody was arrested, Kommersant said.
The anarchist youths set off flares and tried to chop down the main door of the mayor’s office with an ax, according to Kommersant. They spray-painted “Save the Russian Forest” on the walls of the building in the five-minute flash protest, the newspaper reported.
An environmentalist camp in the Khimki forest was attacked by a group of masked men over the weekend, Kommersant said. Mikhail Beketov, the editor of a local newspaper, was almost beaten to death in 2008 after campaigning to stop construction of a highway through the Khimki forest.

ATHENS GREECE NEWS 30/7 from media papers....

Two armed robbers made off with just under half a million euros yesterday after holding up a branch of Alpha Bank in Mandra, western Attica, police said. The pair broke into the bank through a side door used by staff at around 8 a.m., before the branch had opened to the public. They forced the cashiers to fill their bags and made off with an estimated 440,000 euros in cash.

Police figures made public yesterday show a drop in robberies and burglaries which the force attributes to a reinforcement of its patrols in Attica and the provinces. A total of 6,833 bank raids and break-ins were reported in June, down from 7,265 in May and 8,773 in March. Of these raids, 3,870 were reported in Attica last month, as compared to 4,400 in May and 5,584 in March. Figures for April were not published. There was a particularly sharp drop in the number of bank robberies reported in Attica. Nine were reported in June, compared to 40 in March.



Most petrol stations continue to run dry - truckers to decide their future actions today

venzinadiko-oura8954004.jpg
The re-supply of gas stations with petrol continues to face problems, despite the government's decision to proceed with the civil mobilization of trucks yesterday.
Truck drivers will vote whether they will go on with their mobilizations during a general union meeting at 12 pm today.
Their decision will be based on the meeting they had yesterday with Transports minister Dimitris Reppas.
Truckers requested tax provisions and cuts, a five year-long period of adjustment for those who recently purchased their business licenses before the full opening of their profession, and the gradual drop of the price of the license before it becomes available with no charge.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

BP Caught Exploiting Cheap Prison Labor To Clean Up The Oil Spill


BP has been caught red-handed using dirt cheap prison labor to clean up the oil spill along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico as thousands upon thousands of non-inmates beg for work.  So why would BP use prison labor when there are so many others who would gladly do the work?  Well, prison labor costs far, far less of course.  As bad as this is for BP's public image, the truth is that we should not be too hard on them.  After all, exploiting cheap labor around the world has become an obsession for the big global corporations that dominate our economy.  To these gigantic global predators, the American Dream is not about providing good jobs so that middle class Americans can buy homes and send their kids to college.  No, to these behemoths the goal is to find the closest thing to slave labor that they can so that they can dramatically increase their profits. 
So yes, it is wrong that BP has been using cheap or free prison labor to clean up the oil spill.  But the truth is that they can defend themselves by saying that "everyone else is doing it" and they would be right.  We have set up a system where the exploitation of labor is highly rewarded.
In a recent article for The Nation, Abe Louise Young shined a light on BP's hiring practices down in the Gulf.  It turns out that people highly objected to seeing workers with uniforms that said "Inmate Labor" on them, so now BP is being much more sneaky about things....
I got an answer one evening earlier this month, when I drove up the gravel driveway of the Lafourche Parish Work Release Center jail, just off Highway 90, halfway between New Orleans and Houma. Men were returning from a long day of shoveling oil-soaked sand into black trash bags in the sweltering heat. Wearing BP shirts, jeans and rubber boots (nothing identifying them as inmates), they arrived back at the jail in unmarked white vans, looking dog tired.
Now, it must be admitted that cleaning up the oil on these beaches is not a good job.  In fact, there are some very real health hazards that come along with cleaning this stuff up.
So the loss of these jobs is not really worth getting all worked up over.
However, what is worth getting worked up about is the tens of millions of good jobs that have been shipped off to China, India and a host of third world nations.
Today, a very high percentage of the products that we buy in "big box" retail stores are manufactured in close to slave labor conditions on the other side of the globe.
We certainly enjoy the "low, low prices" that we get as a result of this cheap labor, but then we wonder why Steve, John and Frank down the street are out of work and can't get jobs no matter what they do.
The truth is that there are approximately 6 unemployed Americans for every single job opening out there today.
There are not nearly enough jobs for everyone, and that is not going to change any time soon.
Once great manufacturing cities such as Detroit are now so run down that they look like war zones.
Why?
Well, we allowed the big global corporations to ship their jobs overseas so that we could save a little bit of money on all the plastic crap that we keep filling our shopping carts with.
But in the end, we are still paying the price.
You see, now instead of our economy providing jobs for America's working class, we now have to give an increasing number of them handouts just so they can survive.
Without jobs, people cannot take care of themselves or their families, so the taxpayers have to end up taking care of them.
For the first time in U.S. history, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that number will go up to 43 million Americans in 2011.
21 percent of all children in the United States are living below the poverty line in 2010, which is the highest rate in 20 years.
So, yes, in the end our society ends up paying a very high cost for all of the "low price" products from China and the third world.
Meanwhile, the very wealthy are doing quite well.  It turns out that exploiting cheap labor around the globe is very lucrative.
According to Harvard Magazine, 66% of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans.
Does that seem fair to you?
Not that it is wrong to make money.  Making money is a good thing.  But is there not something wrong with a system where 66% of the income growth goes to 1% of the people?
The truth is that the very rich are getting much richer while the rest of us are increasingly struggling.
For example, only the top 5 percent of all U.S. households have earned enough additional income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.
Are you stretched to the max trying to pay for your home?
You are not alone.  Tens of millions of American families are up to their eyeballs in debt and are trying to figure out how to survive from month to month.
The reality is that the middle class is being squeezed like they never have been before.
The current economic system does not value the labor of working class Americans.  In fact, hiring American workers is seen as a big negative in today's economic environment. 
Unless something fundamentally changes, and right now that does not seem very likely, an increasing number of Americans are going to become chronically unemployed and jobs are going to become even more scarce.
America is rapidly being deindustrialized and American workers are being increasingly merged into the new "global" labor pool.  If we allow this to continue, our standard of living will eventually match the standard of living that we see around the rest of the globe.
---------------------------
fotos >> http://bananiagr.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/τεράστια-η-οικολογική-καταστροφή-στο-2/

Facing 16 Years In Prison For Videotaping Police




"The ACLU of Maryland is defending Anthony Graber, who faces as much 
sixteen years in prison if found guilty of violating state wiretap laws

because he recorded video of an officer drawing a gun during a traffic stop. ...
Once [the Maryland State Police] learned of the video on YouTube,
Graber's parents' house was raided, searched, and four of his
computers were confiscated. Graber was arrested, booked, and jailed.
Their actions are a calculated method of intimidation.
Another person has since been similarly charged under the same statute.

The wiretap law being used to charge Anthony Graber is intended 
to protect private communication between two parties.
According to David Rocah, the ACLU attorney handling Mr. Graber's case
'To charge Graber with violating the law, you would have
to conclude that a police officer on a public road, wearing 
a badge and a uniform, performing his official duty, pulling 
someone over, somehow has a right to privacy when it comes
to the conversation he has with the motorist.'" Here are a factsheet (PDF)
on the case from the ACLU of Maryland, and the video at issue.

British Police Trials Crime Predicting Software



Computer program reveals where criminals are most likely to hit
By Lucian Constantin
[softpedia.com] British police forces are trialing computer software which is able to pinpoint potential criminal hot spots from data fed to it. The system leverages statistical history and evaluates patterns to predict the places where crime is most likely to occur. Known as CRUSH (Criminal Reduction Utilising Statistical History), the program was developed by IBM with help from the University of Memphis Criminology and Research department.
The system has real time access to a wide variety of data including, but not limited to crime reports, police intelligence, offender profiles or weather forecasts, which it combines with past crime patterns to accurately pinpoint crime hotspots. The system was used successfully by the Memphis Police Department for a long time, where it allowed resources to be allocated efficiently to decrease law enforcement response times.
Such proactive actions are said to be responsible for a crime reduction rate of 31% in the area. "This is more of a proactive tool than reacting after crimes have occurred. This pretty much puts officers in the area at the time that the crimes are being committed," John Williams of the Memphis Crime Analysis Unit, commented for The Guardian, which also reports that two British police forces have secretly begun trialing the software. The methodology behind such programs is known as “predictive analytics” and encompasses various data mining and statistical analysis techniques. The technology has long been used in certain industries, particularly financial services, and in various fields of research. However, applications in the justice system, like for determining which prisoners are most likely to become repeat offenders has been strongly criticized by human rights activists. IBM explains that the CRUSH system does what police officers were already doing, but on a whole new level and with much more speed. Current development efforts aim to increase the number of sources the program can process, with CCTV camera feeds and Facebook posts being strong candidates.

29th July 1900 2010 W BRESCI W L'ANARCHIA



Gaetano Bresci killed at Monza, on the evening of Sunday, July 29, 1900, firing three shots (or four historical sources disagree) King Umberto I of Savoy. The king was returning to coach at his residence Monza after a ceremony in a sports club. The murder - immortalized in a famous painter Achille Beltrame table for "Domenica del Corriere" - took place under the eyes of people cheering that greeted the monarch. Bresci left captured without resistance.
[Edit] The trial, conviction and death
The trial of Bresci was educated in a very short time. On August 29, 1900, that is exactly one month after the murder, Bresci appeared in the court of Assizes in Milan Piazza Beccaria. The ruling was a foregone conclusion at the outset. Gaetano Bresci asked how the socialist deputy defender Filippo Turati, but he had declined the post and was replaced Advocate anarchist Francesco Saverio Merlino.
The defendant maintained an attitude in accordance with the character represented. Cold and detached, almost serene, listened to the reading of the indictment (for rhetorical truth up to capacity) without showing neither remorse nor bravado.

Here is the text of his interrogation in the classroom:

President: "The defendant has something to add to his deposition just read?"
Brescia: "The fact I made by myself, without accomplices. Thought I was seeing so much misery and many persecuted. You have to go abroad to see how they are treated the Italians! We have nicknamed "pigs" ... "
President 'not digress ... "
Bresci: "If I'm not talking sit down."
President: "Stay in the theme."
Bresci: "Well, I will say that the sentence leaves me indifferent, I'm not interested in point and I am sure I did not wrong to do what I did. Not even intend to appeal. I appeal only to the next proletarian revolution. "
President: "Admit that you have killed the king?


Bresci: "Do not killed Umberto; i killed a King, I killed a principle! And the crime but did not say! "
President: "Why did you?"
Bresci: "After the state of siege in Sicily and Milan illegally established by Royal Decree I decided to kill the king to avenge the victims."
When the President asked him why he had made that gesture, Bresci said:
"The events in Milan, where he worked the gun made me cry and I thought of revenge. I thought over because the King to sign the decrees reward the scoundrels who carried out the massacres. "


Heard the witnesses, the jurors retired to decide after a few minutes and chief accountant Carione jury read the verdict declaring the accused guilty and sentenced him to forced labor.
He served prison sentences in S. Stephen, at Ventotene (Pontine Islands) and to be able to visually inspect was built for him a special cell of three meters by three, no furnishings.
He died May 22, 1901 "committed suicide" by the State and probably was killed even before this official date. The authorities divulged the news of his suicide, hanged by a sheet or towel.
Some coincidences: a prisoner sentenced to life in Santo Stefano got the grace, the director doubled his salary.
There is also uncertainty about the place of his burial according to some sources, was buried along with his personal effects in the cemetery of St. Stephen, according to other, his body was thrown overboard. The only things left of him is his hat lifer (which was destroyed during an uprising of prisoners after the war) and the revolver with which he made regicide.

Pisa, Italy - Classic escape from Don Bosco prison

translate from angrynewsfromaroundtheworld.blog




culmine

Two Albanian prisoners manage to escape from Don Bosco prison in Pisa with the classic method of the sheet!

Accused A.L.F. “Lone Wolf” Denied Bail


Walter Bond pleads “not guilty”, judge orders him held without bail until trial
In a court appearance today in Colorado, Walter Edmund Bond, the accused A.L.F. “Lone Wolf”, pleaded “not guilty” to charges he burned down a Sheepskin Factory store in April. The fire did $500,000 in damages to the uninsured building and its contents.
The judge also ordered Bond held without bail until trial.
Bond is also a suspect in two other Animal Liberation Front arsons: the Tandy Leather Factory arson in Salt Lake City ($20,000 damages), and foie gras restaurant Tiburon in Sandy, Utah ($10,000 damages).
The average federal case takes 14 months to run its course. It is expected Bond will be held for the duration of his case. Please send letters of support to Walter Bond in jail:
Walter Edmund Bond
PO Box 16700
Golden, CO 80402-6700
- Peter Young
Contact: info@voiceofthevoiceless.org or email VOV here.
Become vegan: Learn why a vegan diet is essential for the animals and this planet. Watch Meet Your Meat.
Twitter: Follow animal liberation movement updates on Twitter.
Email signup: Animal liberation news weekly updates. Subscribe to the Voice of the Voiceless email list.
Animal abuser addresses: Aid any animal rights campaign by knowing what animal abusers are operating in your neighborhood: exclusive PDF documents listing slaughterhouses, research labs, lab animal breeders, and fur farms available on the activist tools page.
Animal Liberation Front literature: A.L.F. Diary of Actions book, exclusive U.S. printing of Keith Mann's From Dusk 'Til Dawn, A.L.F. Communique Collection, and more at the Voice of the Voiceless bookstore.
Vegan hip hop benefit: 12 artist vegan hip hop comp CD to raise money for animal liberation prisoners.

Fire & Explosions Rock Former Mink Farm

Fire and explosions tear through the twice-raided Ylipelto Mink Farm in Oregon
After two successful raids, activists may have once again visited the Ylipelto Mink Farm in Oregon - this time to burn it down.
In the early hours of July 27th, a boat, car, two forklifts, front-end loader, and a barn were all damaged by fire. investigators have not yet ruled it arson, but have noted the farm has been targeted by the Animal Liberation Front in the past.

Owner Henry Pelto stated he awoke at 3 am to the sound of explosions, and found several pieces of equipment on fire.
The owner revealed new information after the fire: after being targeted twice by activists, the Ylipelto farm shut down in December 2009. While the there may be numerous contributing factors in the closure, it may be largely or wholly credited to the A.L.F.
This marks the second Oregon fur farm to apparently shut down after an A.L.F. raid. The S&N Fur Farm in Scio, Oregon was found to be empty in a summer 2009 investigation as part of the Fur Farm Intelligence Project (although there is conflicting evidence indicating the farm may still be open, or reopening in the near future). That farm was raided by the A.L.F. in September, 2008.
News of the Ylipelto farm’s closure sheds doubt on police claims the fire may be the work of activists. Because a closed farm is an unlikely A.L.F. target, an insurance fraud motive should be suspected by investigators. Whoever is behind the fire, it would appear unlikely activists would target a closed mink farm, unless there was strong reason to believe the farm would reopen again in the future.
Beating suspect
Police in Areopoli, in the Peloponnese, said yesterday that they had located one of the perpetrators behind a violent attack on a group of four Afghan nationals in the nearby village of Sotiras last Thursday. The suspect is a 29-year-old local resident, according to officers who said they were seeking another nine people in connection with the attack. The four migrants suffered minor injuries after a group of intruders broke into their apartment and started beating them with sticks. greek media........

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Athens 27/7
According to "eleutherotypia"  newspaper :

"For a ninth day prisoners in trikala prisons are continuing their hunger strike, they are protesting the denial of a large majority of prisoner applications for days out by the prison authorities and the bad behaviour of the prison guards.

Today, aswell the number of prisoners on hunger strike rised from 200 to 500" solidarity to the all psisoners!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

An ATM was stolen from a restaurant on Southeast Powell Boulevard early Monday morning, police said.



Portland Police Bureau spokeswoman Mary Wheat said officers responded to an alarm at The Original Taco House, located at Southeast 35th Avenue and Powell Boulevard, and found the restaurant's doors noticeably damaged.

Officers also said the restaurant's stand-alone ATM had been stolen.

Wheat said they haven't made any arrests in the burglary and have no suspect information.

Nate Waddle, the owner of the restaurant, said the theft was unsettling.

"It really breaches your sense of security, knowing that something you've worked hard for all your life and somebody can just come in and rip you off," Waddle said.
from socialruptureblog.

NO BORDER CAMP in Brussels



from 27th of September till 3th of October included

A NO BORDER CAMP ?

The NO BORDER CAMP IN BRUSSELS follows the tradition of No Border camps,
organised all over the world since the 90s. Neither a normative frame,
nor an organization, the No Border Camp is most of all a meeting, a
convergence of struggles aiming to end the system of borders that dived
us all.

Like in Calais or Lesvos in 2009 it’s about building a temporary and
autonomous space of living, thinking, sharing (experiences, skills,
information, analysis,…) actions concerning the questions of borders,
migration and the right of freedom of movement and to chose the place
where you want to live

OUR BASIC DEMANDS ARE:

- No one is illegal!
- No borders, no nations!
- Equal rights for everybody!
- Freedom of movement and settlement!
- Against capitalist and authoritarian systems that are the origin of
forced exile, wars and misery.


OUR BASIC PRINCIPLES ARE:

* The camp and the actions organized during the No Border are based
on self-organisation.
* The sexist, racists and violent behaviour are not tolerated in
the camp.
* The targets of the actions of the No Border are multiple and
various, they are not only related to the structures of the repression
of migrants: the anti-migratory policies take place in a capitalist and
European structure that is the base of the problem, repression does not
concern only migrants.
* All the partivipants of the camp accept and respect the different
ways of acting.
* All the participants of the camp are solidary against state
repression.


WHY IN BRUSSELS?

Belgium will take presidency of the European council from July 1st until
21st of December 2010. As the capital of Europe Brussels is the symbol
of the development of the European (anti-) migration policy

In reality the European union is, since over 10 years) more and more
closing it’s doors for migrants, constructing a real fortress Europe.
Europe tightens the repression (forcing people into clandestine
existence, raids , locking people up and expulsing "people without
papers") that is already enforced by Belgium and the different member
states.

So Europe is organising, with the help of Frontex (European agency
organising the operational cooperation at the exterior borders) border
patrols, helicopters, boats, and it shifts it’s frontiers towards Azia
and Africa by financing states (from Ukraine up to Marocco) to enforce
the prevention of migration in its name.

By organising a no border camp in Brussels we want to question this
(anti-) migration policy

WHEN IN BRUSSELS?

- The construction of the camp will be from September 24th until
September 26th 2010.
- Activities will start on September 27th and will continue until
October 3thd.
- During this week we would like to see Brussels swarming with different
activities about (anti-) migration policy and it’s consequences. The
camp is also offering the opportunity to fight together with different
action strategies, but also to build up a longue term dynamic We invite
all (individuals or collectives) to participate as they see fit and to
propose their own activities or cooperations.

There will be four big action days:

On the 26th of Septembre will be a big manifestation to the detention
center. The manifestation will also be linked to the commemoration of
Semira Adamu, who was killed 1998 by cops, who wanted to deport her.

On the 27th of Septembre will be some kind of blockade of the European
Defense Agency.

On the 29th of Septembre will be a mass action against the ECOFIN summit.

On 2nd of Octobre will be a No Border No Nation manifestation.

Also there will be other actions, workshops, presentations and so on.
And there is many space for your ideas.


HOW TO SUPPORT AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE ?

A no border Camp is what everybody wants to make of it, everybody can
play his /her part and offer support.

- By participating in the organisation of the camp, by working in one of
the different workinggroups (mobilisation, logistics, media, big demo,
internet, medical , programmation, welcoming committee, finances,
translations, cooking and juridical)

- By making a (modest or genial) proposal for a workshop, film, expo,
lecture. We propose the following themes:

* The security politics Frontex and the militarisation of borders.
* Clandestinity and the struggle of migrants.
* Capitalism and migration.
* Closed detention centres for migrants and deportations.
* European (anti-)migration politics.

- By mobilising, participating in actions, coming to the big demo, or by
organising your own actions that can halt the deportation machine.

- By organising a benefit (a concert, a night out, a popular kitchen)

- By proposing terrains, sites, sleeping places for actions or activists.

- By doing a financial or material donation

- By offering material (tents, vans, kitchen material, portable toilets…)

You also can join us. The more we are to bring about change, the faster
fortress Europe will fall.


CONTACT: nobordercamp@vluchteling.be

WWW.NOBORDERBXL.EU.ORG



On the website you will also find links to print out posters and flyers
in different languages


Next international meeting will be on the 21st and 22nd of August in
Brussels.

Revolutionary Sect claim responsibility for the execution of Socrates Golias in Athens



An unknown person called "Ta Nea" newspaper in Athens today, saying that there's a communique by "Revolutionary Sect" at a specific spot.

Two editors of the newspaper went there and found a cd containing a seven page text.
In the communique they claim responsibility for the execution of Socrates Golias and also threatening a number of media figures,Police Figures,  Public Prosecutors as well as prison officials and prison staff.Ad aswel that he mentions how the troktiko blog worked and that Golias name was involved in the doping scandal.
The seven page communique will be published tommorow in "Ta Nea" newspaper, Athens.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Second pogrom against foreign workers in Lakonia, Peloponnese Greece


On Tuesday, July 22, around 2 a.m., ”indignant citizens”, nationalist thugs that is , assaulted Afghan workers at the district Sotiras or Kouskouni near Areopolis in Lakonia Prefecture, Peloponnese.   According to the police report around ten people wearing hoodies broke and entered in the Afghans’ house and beat them with clubs.  Then they fired a gun on the air and left with their cars.  Four Afghans were taken to the Health Center of Areopolis and Sparta Hospital, and were allowed to return home in the afternoon of the same day.   The police mentions some small dispute the Afghans had with Greek locals in the previous days.
This is the second major racist incident in Sparta in the last months.  On February 5 2010, a group of 13 adolescents 14-17 years old set the house of Banghladeshi workers on fire.   The workers who were sleeping inside took notice of the fire in the last instance and managed to escape.  The young arsonists posted on the web the video they had shot with their cell phones some hours later.
adaptation of this enet article.

Seggregation and manhunts in Igoumenitsa

Posted by clandestinenglish on 24 July 2010
In gateway-to-Italy Ionian Sea town of Igoumenitsa (see here for previous reports) the situation gets harsher. Immigrants are seen searching for food and clothing in rubish cans. The nearby area of Ladochori has been turned informally into a containment area by the police, which guards there immigrants not allowing them even to walk through to the town of Igoumenitsa. Locals now demand that immigrants leave their village because they “steal and cause trouble”. At the same time the local branch of the DIA supermarket brand denies entry to immigrant customers for security reasons. The politics of seggregation have given rise to a culture of xenophobia.
There are also reports of an immigrant head injured by a track driver at the port area.
What’s more, the police thugs of DI.AS. force, infamous for their tactic to raid demonstration lines on their motorbikes and injure people, have arrived in Igoumenitsa town. They can now be seen on their bikes hunting immigrants.
On Tuesday, July 27, people in Igoumenitsa will gather to offer immigrants clothing and other needed stuff in solidarity.
info: http://ditiki.squat.gr/

Kazakhstan: state repression against the rising labor movement

The situation in Kazakhstan worse. The workers especially in the enterprises of oil and gas sector has not abated, and gaining its momentum. The epicenter of the action becomes a western Kazakhstan, where the number of labor disputes from March of this year increased, and a prime example for the workers was a successful spring mass strike zhanaozenskih oil. Radicalization of demands and militant demonstrations and strikes were met with arrests by the authorities and the courts over the leaders of the protesting workers.
The strike wave swept across many companies KazMunaiGaz, covering in early June divisions EmbaMunaiGas and spread in the Chinese fiefdom - "CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz in Aktobe region.Then on July 1 outburst of discontent payroll thundered at "Zhayykmunaygaze" in Atyrau region. While atand presentations were incremental and can speak with confidence about the symptoms of impending general strike oil.
It is likely that powerful of the workers' OzenMunayGaza "can once again repeated with a new even more strongly, as many agreements with the government officials have remained on paper, but in terms of working independent trade union activists and leaders strike committees begins unprecedented pressure from security officials.Generally it can be argued that the only method of communication of the authorities with labor collectives becomes baton repression. As in March, Zhanaozene, employers preferred method is to feed the workers leaders in the courts to recognize the strikes illegal, which is a convenient basis for subsequent dismissal and disciplinary action against the strikers. It reportedly working activists Zhanazhol June 18 on their leaders held an emergency court, "for organizing and participating in an illegal strike."All nine men were found guilty, and three of them were fined, each amounting to 707 tenge (about U.S. $ 5). Workers Zhanazhol and oil deposits Kenkiyak "CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz" significant sentenced in district court in Kandyagash to further harassment and dismissal. Recall that the drivers went on strike on June 16 convoys, and the next day they were supported by their counterparts from the field Kenkiyak. According to the chairman of the independent trade union "Narazylyk" Karlybaya Tolybaeva they are not going to stop and will continue to fight for higher wages and better working conditions until the end.The situation in the meantime the company continues to be tense and fraught with more repetition on a larger scale business presentations, as the employer and the Chinese government began to phase out these promises, only limited increases in wages by 20% in July and by 15% in October. It should be noted that parallel this court and filed a criminal case against an opposition figure Aktobe region Aidos Sadykov, who actively helped the workers "CNPC-Aktobemunaigaz" to create its own independent union.June 9 oilmen were leaving a rally in defense Aidos and believe these proceedings are politically motivated. And indeed such fears were completely justified, since the trial he was charged with "hooliganism, accompanied by resistance to the police" under Article 257, Part 2 of the Criminal Code (imprisonment up to five years). July 16 the court sentenced him to two years imprisonment
In Atyrau from 1 July to begin an unprecedented strike on "Zhayykmunaygaze", which paralyzed for a few days work of all producing units KazMunaiGaz in the country.The reason is the same - frustration payroll and inefficient management of the company. At this time the government has decided not to stand on ceremony and 5 July police arrested the seven days of trade union leader and activist Asylkhan Mussina Max Bakaeva.They were charged with organizing an unsanctioned rally, and in response the workers went on hunger strike in protest. On the second day of the strike police detained six more employees "Zhayykmunaygaza", but later were released, taking with them the receipt of refusal to continue the protest. Such actions prosecution, courts, police and intelligence services, only angered the workers, pushed them to even greater consolidation and the need to coordinate joint actions. And instead of solving socio-economic problems of workers, ensuring freedom of trade union activities and negotiate with the striking power driven into a conflict even deeper inside.Thus, the inevitable surge of new strike activity this summer and fall on businesses and industries oil companies. In this sense, the officials themselves help to increase the popularity of the slogan of nationalization and workers' control over production and distribution of profits. Repression afflict not only oil but also on the miners' ArcelorMittal Temirtau in the Karaganda region, which the authorities Shakhtinsk not only refused to hold a meeting in the palace of the miners on June 7, but a hunt for the leader of "Coal Miner's family, Natalia Tomilova.First, in the office of a public association off the electricity, then water, then started having problems with his own apartment, there were threats by the intelligence services in respect of teammates Natalia, and distributed free of mines in large circulation local newspapers with defamatory articles on the public figure. Today's speech, strikes and repression of the crisis clearly showed the former official trade union structures.At the next congress of the Federation of Trade Unions in 1916 the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana, the delegates and the Secretary-General himself Siyazbek Mukashev fastidiously kept silent about the incredible tension of the struggle between workers and employers about numerous instances of illegal dismissal, prosecution and punishment of activists about unbelievable injuries and deaths of miners at factories and mines " Kazakhmys "," Arcelor Mittal Temirtau. At the same time, leaders of the union miners' Korgau "Mirgoyazov and" For Decent Work "Sergei Belkin also refused to come to the meeting of miners on June 7 in Shakhtinsk than once to convince the workers of the need to organize themselves and create their own independent trade union organization, with strong leadership and consistent Programme of Action.And that understanding is growing each time, with the rise of struggle and repression, which are no longer a deterrent capable safeguard the interests of corporations.

Film about Working Conditions on Tobacco Plantations in Kazakhstan

Indians protest Brazil dam at ancient burial area Brazilian native Indians protested at the construction site of a hydroelectric plant in the southern Amazon region.


Brazilian native Indians on Sunday protested at the construction site of a hydroelectric plant in the southern Amazon region, blocking around 100 workers to leave, local media reported.

As many as 400 Indians from several different tribes say power plant was built on an ancient burial site.
The protesters have demanded $5.6 million in compensation for cultural and social losses and a tract of hunting grounds.

"They didn't take into account the situation of the Indians. The company used dynamite to blow up part of an archeological site," Antonio Carlos Ferreira de Aquino, a local administrator with the government's agency of indigenous affairs, Funai, told Folha.com.

The Indians are demanding that government officials help negotiate a settlement with the construction company.

"We want to be compensated for the construction of the plant. The site is 30 kilometers (19 miles) from our reserve and has caused great cultural and social impact in our community, not to mention environmental damage," Aldeci Arara, a tribal leader, told the G1 news portal.

The Dardanelos dam on the Aripuana river, some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the Mato Grosso state capital Cuiaba, was due to come online in January 2011, the media reports said.

It is one of nearly a dozen hydroelectric power plants the administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been promoting in the Amazon region.

Reuters

Land destroyed by fire near Jerusalem



Thousands of homes had to be evacuated in Jerusalem on Sunday as fire emergency workers battled bush fires.
Thousands of homes had to be evacuated in Jerusalem on Sunday as fire emergency workers battled bush fires.

One of the blazes broke out near Hadassa hospital, just above the village of Ein Kerem, which covers an area of several acres.

Officials evacuated the whole population of Moshav Ora, Aminadav and Even Sapir, three collective villages in the hills of south-west Jerusalem.

The villages are home to more than 2,000 people.

While police were conducting house-to-house searches to ensure no-one was left behind, planes and helicopters flew over the area to flatten the flames with water and fire retardant.

Emergency vehicles had to secure the area around the hospital after many cars went up in flames.

Most roads leading to the area were closed, to allow emergency vehicles to get to the scene quickly.
 

Life and consumption, mutually exclusive?




“You are at the store with sports goods. You can’t decide between a new jacket or a racket. Who do you ask? No one. You buy both and get it over with. Without doubt, you are living the best period of your life.”

From an advertisement in a Spanish newspaper.

Over-consumerism, economic growth, advertisements, sponsors, shopping malls, shopping therapies, addiction to shopping and products. This is the modern “culture” of the developed countries of the world, amongst which one will also find Cyprus. In this culture, there is no place for spontaneous entertainment, feelings and thirst for life. The only thing left is passion for consuming.
What is (over-)consumerism? It is the buying of products seen on a commercial and realizing they are useless only days later. It is the lingering feeling of dissatisfaction. The constant need for more, bigger, better. The creation of consciences which confuse reality with commercial, “wanting,” with needing. Moreover, it is the belief that lack of communication with our self and those around us, even our flaws, are covered and hidden with buying certain goods.

For the citizens of “developed” countries to be able to enjoy the goods produced by millions of workers working in awful conditions in poor countries, it constantly requires more money on their part. So, they accept to work in bad and flexible working conditions, to work more so as to earn more. They enjoy less time with their friends, children and themselves then what could truly make them happy.

The society of consuming looks down both on work and the value of products, since the only thing that counts in the human relations is the pattern of production – consuming. The labor and the uniqueness of each product do not matter before the “monster” of mass production.
The society of consuming puts “needs over resources, profits over people, the present over the future.”

Over-consumerism does not only destroy human lives, but nature as well. Reusing, recycling and the use of renewable energy sources are steps in the right way, but this is not enough. If we truly want to protect the environment and natural resources we must make drastic changes to our way of life.
The retrieval of resources, the production, the movement and transport of products which we demand and consume is the number one cause of the environmental disaster we experience every day. From the polluting toy factories in Asia, to the dropping of tons of garbage into the oceans, to the chopping down of thousands of trees in the Amazon on the altar of soy production for the immense amounts of foods (and mostly meat) we eat, the destruction and pollution of the environment has its roots in the consumerist society of man.
800 million people live in conditions of extreme poverty, 40% of foods produced are trashed without being eaten, 1/3 of fish caught are returned to the sea because they don’t fulfill the aesthetic specifications for the market, 300 million people in northern countries are obese.


70% of decisions regarding a purchase are taken inside the store.


One third of European consumers is addicted from shopping and has serious problems with spontaneous purchases and loss of self control when it comes to spending.

Daily, we are exposed to 3000 commercials.


The list of IKEA is the most “read” book in the world: 175 million lists printed each year, in 35 countries and 27 languages.


80% of those who enter a shopping mall eventually buy something.
Source of information:

HONOR TO THE GLORIOUS 15 OF THE ARIAN RACE!


15 worthy descendants of Leonidas, carrying ancient-Greek ideas and values, overflowing with courage and valor, defending the narrows of Thermopiles while yelling with voices loud and proud “MOLON LAVE,” (come and get it), fighting for their country and faith, managed to overcome the great enemy…a Nigerian student!

“They say they are Greeks and democrats, descendants of Pericles, long live the illusions!”
Panx Romana


undefined

No one in the world wants to leave friends and family behind to migrate to a foreign country. No person who has a decent job prefers to leave for worse working conditions and lower salaries. No one prefers to experience racism and humiliation in comparison to the security offered to him by his home. Few are those who even have a choice when it comes to migration. Even fewer are those who would still migrate if an alternate, viable solution was presented to them to improve the lives of themselves and those they love.


According to a survey of Fileleftheros,

85% of Greek Cypriots agree that migration causes an increase in unemployment,
81% say it increases criminality,
70% say it causes more problems than opportunities,
73% say it causes insecurity to citizens,
And 61% say that it is the main cause for illnesses being transferred to Cyprus

45% stated that they have no contact with migrants living in Cyprus.

England, France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, and many other western, ‘developed’ countries maintained colonies in many of the countries from which migrants tend to come from these days. They took advantage of the natural resources, the economy, and of course, the large workforce of ‘third world’ countries. Western countries grew rich while they submerged ‘developing’ countries in misery, blood and debt. A good example of this is the imposition of the English empire on India, and the colonization of Congo by the Belgians, one of the roughest in modern history.

The ‘third world,’ remains oppressed today. Many countries are tortured by clashes within the community, most of which were caused by the ‘developed’ countries for their own gain. Others are knee-deep in debt from the loans provided by ‘developed’ organisms such as the International Monetary Fund (e.g. Argentina). In all these countries, in Africa, Asia and Latin America, ‘western’ multinationals exploit the cheap workforce, mostly in awful working conditions with minimal rights (for example the company GAP in Indonesia). At the same time, these companies use up the natural resources of these countries, with the obvious example being the chopping down of enormous areas of the Amazon Rain Forest (in Brazil) to make soy plantations for companies such as McDonalds.


“All foreigners should leave, apart from the necessary labour force” is what some Cypriots demand. Which is the necessary labour force for them however? The woman for the Philippines who cleans their house and watches their children, the Bulgarian men working to build their houses, the woman from Sri Lanka who takes care of granny, the Pakistanis who clean their farms, and the Romanian women for the cabarets, in which they enjoy spending their time.


The people from these countries are often unemployed, poor, oppressed, or unable to take care of their families. The same people are welcomed into ‘developed’ countries with such strong dislike and hatred. We want to ‘clean’ Cyprus from foreigners but we exploit them, giving them pennies for salaries and no rights. We want to stop spending allowances for migrants, but we want them to work in all the jobs that are ‘too low’ for us: house-helpers, construction sites, nannies, etc.

Migrants are not objects, nor machines. They are humans, and each of them carries a story with him/her, most of the time rougher than we can even imagine. They need our help and solidarity. People in general need to understand the basic reasons which lead to migration currents of enormous size. We must finally decide to fight the root of the problem and not its symptoms. We must be the ones to put an end to the exploitation and oppression which we cause.


Planodio Steki Dromou

Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)



POSTER SAYS:
did anyone speak of a
KIDNAPPING?
“…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…”
IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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".
NEW YEAR OUTSIDE IN KORRIDALOS PRISON 2011
Watch live streaming video from agitprop at livestream.com
FIRE TO ALL 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


Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)