Saturday, October 23, 2010

Greece - Trial date for Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos set for November


translated from informa-azione

The date for the trial of Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos, arrested on 1 October 2009 in Greece on charges of robbery, has been set for November 22, 2010.
The current account remains valid for subscriptions to face the expenses linked to the comrades' detention. For any communication you can refer to the contact details of Edizioni Anarchismo (Mail: A. Medeot, CP 3431, 34128 Trieste - E.mail: edizionianarchismo@gmail.com).
Postal account No. 23852353, payable to A. Medeot - c.p. 3431 - Trieste, stating "subscription for arrests in Greece".

To write to the comrades:
Alfredo Bonanno - Christos Stratigopoulos
Filakes Solomou 3-5
18110 - Korydallos
Athens (Greece)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A communication from Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos concerning their trial, due to be held in Larissa, Greece on 22 November 2010

We thank all the comrades everywhere for the solidarity that they have shown us until now, but are asking them to please not participate in our trial that is due to take place in Larissa on November 22, 2010.
Alfredo and Christos
Yesterday (20/10) agents of a mainstream union killed a 23-year-old activist of an independent union in Argentina. Social organisations and the non-official union confederation made an urgent call for mobilisations and a general strike in Buenos Aires.
Despite the 9% economic growth of the country's economy, half of the workers barely reach the poverty line. 35% of the labour force is unregistered, and these workers earn, on average, 60% less than registered workers.  However, the huge majority of trade unions do almost nothing to this regard; they continue being owned by old-established bureaucrats that negotiate under the table.

But after the popular rebelions of december 2001, Argentina is not anymore the country is used to be; in many economic sectors, grass-roots activists have formed independent unions which have been some of the few (left-wing) pressure groups during Kirchner's and Fernandez' administrations (2003-present). The government denies the oficialisation of a second workers' union confederation and works together wih the official confederation (CGT) to keep workers "in their place". Today, one of the unions of the CGT killed an activist of an independent union to impose terror in the grass-roots and to test the popular reaction, in the wake of a decisive electoral year.

Mariano Ferreyra was a son of the popular rebellions of december 2001. The mainstream union leaders killed him because the flames of the rebellion are alive and they threaten the old farts of mummyfied peronist unions.

More info (English)
Protesters march to Constitución station after 1 dead, 2 injured in clashes between railway workers, picketers
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/BreakingNews/View/48726

Statement of Aris Sirinidis








Wednesday 20th October

Police besides interrogation now keeps a presence in the juridical proceedings as well

On monday October 4th 2010 the court council assembled on the subject of lifting or extending my detention beyond the 6 month period, which I was called to attend in person. After I entered the meeting room and my mandatory uncuffing, the police force that accompanied me not only did not withdraw, as it usually happens, but multiplied. In the demand of my lawyers that they withdraw, the cops replied with a written order from their superior, that ordered my guarding inside the meeting room as well, with the excuse that “I am an anarchist and as an anarchist I am especially dangerous for public safety”. The document was read openly by the chairman of the council and after a few minutes of discussion it became acceptable, without however, and despite the demand of my lawyers, being included in the records. An example, among uncountable, of the role of juridical authority as an agent of the police and eminently of the absolute core of urban democracy, this incident constitutes, at the same time, one more ring in the chain of methods that composes the particular physiognomy of my prosecution. A political prosecution and simultaneously a pilot, since in my case what is being attempted here is the legal ratification and the social legalization of use of genetic material (DNA) as exclusive evidence for the attribution of charges.
Commonly, what is judged is the ability to manufacture guilty people, with only proof of evidence the scientific-looking results of the biological laboratories of gada (greek police headquarters). In this context, incidents, as the above, acquire a particular symbolism. Precisely the moment where the gendarmish tactics tend to help the “scientific”, therefore “incorruptible”, DNA analyses, we found ourselves at the point that the smelly delivery of domestic state repression and “communist-gang ware” meets the totalitarianism of the future. 

Aris Sirinidis
Political prisoner, 1st wing koridallos prisons.




boubourAs translation

On the appeal trial against the Lecce anarchists for so-called operation Nottetempo

 
NO BORDERS, NO NATIONS; STOP DEPORTATIONS
LOVE AND STRENGTH FOR ALL PERSECUTED PEOPLE;
FUGITIVES AND REBELS

A story already written? A few notes on the appeal trial against the Salento anarchists. 

Ideas and laws, passion and social peace.
This story has often showed strong conflicts between those who expressed freely their ideas and those who attempted to repress them; between those who struggled with determination so that migrants were not locked up for not having an ID document, and those who boasted that locking up migrants was a question of security. On the one side the anarchists, on the other police, magistrates, the Church on charge of a CPT [immigration detention centre], journalists and politicians. All this, however, does not give a complete picture of what has happened and of what is still at stake.
March 2005: the CPT run by the Lecce clergy closes down for good. In the last years of its existence, hunger strikes, revolts and escapes carried out by the imprisoned immigrants have continuously occurred. Outside the CPT, a tenacious opposition by some anarchists and the protests of other groups. Meantime the violence perpetrated in the centre by his manager, priest Cesare Lodeserto, the carabinieri working with him and some of his aides becomes publicly known. Lodeserto gets arrested and later charged, among other things, with committing acts of violence and with kidnapping. The State, however, cannot put itself and its friends on trial and leave its arch-enemies free. Thus, in May 2005 some anarchists also get arrested and accused of belonging to a subversive association, whereas many others are put under investigation. After a long period of detention, four of them are charged with organized crime, three others with minor crimes and eight are acquitted. Although the sentences inflicted on them are heavy, the comrades are by then free and continue with their activity. A hush falls over the whole story, including the various legal proceedings against Lodeserto and his companions. Meantime the CPT are transformed into CIE (Identification and Deportation Centres), migrants’ boats full of desperation are immediately sent back to other concentration camps, a witch hunt against foreigners and the diverse is the strong point of the xenophobic and security-obsessed governments that follows one another on the Italian scene. The CIE become precious tools employed by power in order to contain the undesirable and to regulate, through reclusion and repression, cheap labour liable to be blackmailed (so called illegal immigrants). All this becomes routine in Lecce, until new arrivals of desperate migrants on boats bring the question back to the general attention. Certainly this is not the decisive aspect for the judges who, on December 9, will pronounce the appeal sentence towards the anarchists on trial. There is much more at stake around this trial, as proved by the way it has developed. The first judge, after postponing the sentence in a long series of hearings, has clearly demonstrated his unwillingness to go on and his intention to pass the hot potato to others. The second judge has delayed the sentence for three times, adopting pretexts quite ‘abnormal’ according to current procedures.
The reasons for all this are not easily identifiable but could be found in the prosecutor’s willingness to worsen the charges inflicted on the comrades in the first grade of the trial. If the CIE are so important for dominion, and surely they are, to charge heavily those who have struggled against them is a warning to those who intend to carry on that struggle. The CIE, however, are a thorn on the side of power because of the numerous protests breaking inside and outside them in Italy as well as in the rest of the world. The story of an ex CPT closed down forever as well as the story of a CIE in flames are not good propaganda for the State. And then there are local issues: the power and reputation of the Lecce clergy, which have been badly affected by this story; the affiliation of the same clergy with powerful national politicians (such as a high official of the Home Office); a public prosecutor seeking revenge against some lovers of freedom; the necessity to repress those who do not submit to the established rules. Is this the end of the story? We’ll see! For the moment we can only say that ‘any similarity to actual persons or events is not coincidental’, as the same circumstances and persons can be found in any story where authority clashes with the determination
of those who do not shut their eyes to oppression and injustice. This story does not only concerns the freedom of some but it also poses the question of more freedom for all.
A few anarchists

Solidarity with the Lecce anarchists

On the appeal trial against the Lecce anarchists

So-called operation Nottetempo (Night Time) started in May 2005 with a massive police deployment that led to the arrests of 5 anarchists in the Lecce province (southern Italy) and to the investigation of another ten for conspiracy. The comrades had actually been actively engaged in the struggle against the Regina Pacis immigration detention centre of San Foca (Lecce) run by the clergy, which closed down before the beginning of the infamous operation Nottetempo. The tenacious struggle of the local anarchists, in fact, had unveiled the atrocities perpetrated in that prison for immigrants to such a point that the operators of the centre could no longer hide their ignominious activity. Some of them were even put on trial and eventually went abroad, where they carried on their dirty business and managed to repair their reputation.
On the contrary, two of the arrested anarchists spent two years in prison while the others were put under house arrest or subjected to various restrictions. The first grade of the trial concluded in July 2008: as it was impossible for the jury to confirm the existence of a subversive association (article 270bis on conspiracy), they turned to article 416 of the Italian penal code and accused four comrades of forming a ‘criminal association’ (organized crime). Three other comrades were accused of specific crimes and the other eight were acquitted.
Anxious about his career and longing for promotion, public prosecutor Lino Giorgio did not resign himself to the fact that his theory of an anarchist clandestine association had been rejected by the jury. For this reason, a few weeks later, he presented an appeal against this sentence in order for another jury to confirm the accusation of conspiracy against the Lecce anarchists.
The sentence of appeal was to be finally pronounced on February 10 2010, but it has once again been postponed following the decision of the jury to examine further ‘evidence’ provided by the public prosecutor. The intention to charge the anarchists
involved in this shameful story of repression with yet more serious charges is evident, and it is also clear how the local powerful are determined to silence the entire matter as well as the violence and the abuse inflicted on immigrants by the
operators of the Regina Pacis concentration camp. If the latter no longer exists, numerous others can be found all over Italy and everywhere else; but the struggle is also alive, the struggle of those who, inside and outside these concentration camps,
believe that the only fate of these places is that of being destroyed along with the fear, hatred, indifference and racism fomented by power in order to create terror and to stir up a war among the exploited.
Solidarity to the Lecce anarchists!

Destroy all prisons!

The Unwanted Children of Capital

CONTENTS                                               digitalelephant.blogspot.com/2010/08/unwanted-children-of-capital.html

Introduction
To the immigrants
The borders of democracy,
Immigrant murdered, comrades in jail
For those who didn’t run for cover
Collusion between the Church, the State and the Mafia
The struggle against Regina Pacis
Solidarity actions and events
Revolts in Turin, Milan and Bologna
Destroy borders! Destroy slavery!
Destroy all borders and prisons!
Belgium: solidarity against all borders
Greece: Hands off the Immigrants!


France braces for riots as protests turn violent


Riot police charge at student demonstrators in Lyon yesterday

A menacing new spectre hung over the French pension reform dispute yesterday – the threat of a re-run of the multi-racial suburban riots of five years ago.
As petrol shortages spread and the country braced for a new day of strikes and marches today, there were violent incidents and clashes between police and youths in a dozen cities and suburbs around France.
Although the incidents occurred on the fringes of demonstrations by Lycée (sixth-form) students, most of the violence came from roaming groups of hooded youths who were not directly involved in the protests against pension reform. Cars were turned over or burned and shops looted and smashed in Nanterre, west of Paris, and in Saint Denis, north of the capital, which was the starting point of the riots of October and November 2005.
There were also violent incidents on the edges of student demonstrations in other Paris suburbs and in Lyon, Rouen, Roubaix and Nantes. In all cases, both police and student leaders blamed independent, mobile, racially-mixed groups of casseurs – or "vandals" – who were not part of the pension protests themselves. Their motives were unclear, but similar violence by disaffected youths has erupted on the edges of other peaceful student protests in France in recent years.
Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets and arrested almost 200 young people in more than a dozen incidents across the country. The government – already facing a disruptive pension reform protest by unions and Lycée students – will be desperate to avoid the kind of violent police response which could touch off more serious rioting in the tense multi-racial suburbs of French cities.
Yesterday's incidents, though none very serious in themselves, added to the sense of a nation spiralling into a multi-layered crisis. Over 3,000 – out of 13,000 – French petrol stations ran out of fuel yesterday after panic-buying by motorists intensified. Eleven out of 12 petrol refineries remained on strike. Flying pickets blocked a score of petrol distribution depots. Others were opened up by police.
A chain of pickets defeated attempts by the authorities to reopen a refinery at Grandpuits, east of Paris. Key employees were ordered to return to work under the threat of legal action but pickets from the refinery and other industries blocked entrances to the site.
There were also sporadic blockages and go-slows by small convoys of lorries on the principal French motorways.
All of these actions are part of an "unofficial" second front opened by militant union branches against President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 by 2018. At least 3,000,000 people are expected to join demonstrations today, and many public sector workers to stop work for 24 hours, in a sixth union "day of action" in seven weeks.
The more moderate union federations want to continue their soft or "political" strategy of one-day protests to build public anger against Mr Sarkozy. They hope that that this will help to oust him in 2012. A centre-left president and government could then reverse the reform. But the moderate national union leadership fears that the harder-line, confrontational strategy of more militant unions branches could anger public opinion and present Mr Sarkozy with a moral victory.

Teenagers torch cars in France as riots turn violent


Clashes in Paris and Lyon


French strikes ablaze: Britons warned to stay away as violence spirals


A car explodes in flames and policemen clash with rioting youths as spiralling violence grips France.
This was one of many flashpoints across the country yesterday amid growing public anger against raising the retirement age to 62.
In the town of Nanterre, north-west of Paris, officers also fired rubber bullets and tear gas at youths protesting outside their secondary schools.
French police officers clash with rioters in Nanterre
Battle: The police officers clash with rioters in Nanterre, north-west of Paris. They fired rubber bullets and tear gas at youths protesting outside their secondary schools
Troublemakers – not students – were accused of starting a riot, pelting firemen with rocks as dozens of vehicles were smashed and set ablaze.
Meanwhile, British travellers were warned to stay away as trains, planes and motorways were brought to a halt ahead of today’s national strike.
More than 1,000 petrol stations ran dry as panic buying exacerbated a blockade of oil refineries ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote to approve the pension overhaul.
Rubbish mounts up in the streets of Marseille
Chaos: Rubbish mounts up in the streets of Marseille
However President Nicolas Sarkozy has refused to back down in the face of growing opposition, with more than 70 per cent of people backing the strikers, according to yesterday’s Parisien newspaper.
‘If we must face a long strike, we’ll do it,’ he said. ‘A part of the country will be thankful that we brought the extremists to their knees.’
But union leaders remain equally intransigent. One at Total’s refineries said: ‘As long as the government won’t budge, we won’t budge.’
Yesterday, lorry drivers joined the anti-government action, organising 10mph ‘snail convoys’ to block major roads.
High school students damage a car during a demonstration in Lyon, France
High school students damage a car during a demonstration in Lyon, France
A traffic police spokesman said: ‘The situation cannot get worse. These roads are leading to the northern coast, so anyone travelling to and from Britain by car can expect chaos.
‘The lorry drivers are leaving one lane open, and then travelling at very low speed.
‘The knock-on effect on public transport is enormous.’
Bus and train drivers joined the growing unrest on Sunday night, causing half of the country’s high speed TGV trains to stop running.
Police detain students during a demonstration in Lyon
Police detain students during a demonstration in Lyon. There is growing public anger across France against raising the retirement age to 62
Eurostar services between London and Paris have so far been unaffected but trains between Belgium and the French capital were cancelled.
France’s civil aviation authority yesterday appealed to airlines to cut flights into French airports by 50 per cent as reserves of aviation fuel run dangerously low.
And wildcat strikes by aircraft refuelling workers caused other services to be cancelled or delayed.
But at least two long-haul flights from Paris – to Seattle in the U.S., and Mumbai in India – were forced to take off without enough fuel.
Strikers block fuel storage depots in Caen, northwestern France
Strikers block fuel storage depots in Caen, northwestern France, yesterday
They were both forced to stop en route to refuel.
And last night the European air traffic agency Eurocontrol called on airlines flying into France to carry sufficient fuel reserves for their return journey.
Militant oil refinery workers yesterday defied a government order to return to work with pickets forming a human chain to prevent strike-breakers from entering a plant at Grandpuits, east of Paris.
Jean-Louis Schilansky, president of the Petrol Industries Association, warned that the alliance of refinery workers and truckers would cause ‘a very big problem’.
The protests are in response to President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age to from 60 to 62
The protests are in response to President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age to from 60 to 62
France has less than 100 days of oil stocks, according to International Energy Agency, and the government is already drawing the 30-day emergency reserves.
Millions of public sector workers are expected to march through Paris today at the climax of the anti-pension reform campaign.
The pensions reform, which includes raising the retirement age from 60 to 62, has already been approved by the National Assembly, France’s lower house.
But last night the crucial vote by France’s upper house, the Senate, to enshrine the bill into law, scheduled for Wednesday –was postponed until Thursday.
Many fear a re-run of the May 1968 riots in Paris when thousands took to the streets to try to bring down the government of President Charles de Gaulle.
Workers block traffic in Toulouse southern France
Workers block traffic in Toulouse, southern France



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Info from demo to koridallos prisons



19th October 2010

The demo began at 19.30 roughly with about 800 people. Many undercovers in and around the surrounding small streets and two riot cop units outside of the passamondana steki. 
Were gave out a lot of pamphlets of information and threw a lot of flyers in the surrounding streets. 
The residents were very positive to the comrades. 
The demo was very intense even if it began a little numb. 
The cops followed along in the nearby small streets. 
As the crowd approached the little park opposite the male prisons the pulse became more intense.
In the park slogans for the comrades in prison were shouted while fireworks were lit which 
was the impressive part of the action (many fireworks!) After roughly 40 minutes the
crowd left from the park and on the way 
back stood for 40 minutes in solidarity to
the prisoners in the female prisons, which
was answered with chants towards the crowd. On the way back chants
were heard about the salary slavery, solidarity and against the syndicalist leaders. Pre-election posters of the communist party were ripped and a camera was broken at a “wind” shop. In the
end there was some intensity at the pre-election kiosk of the communist party but it did not become something more. 
The number of comrades that were demo today was very encouraging as well as that there were residents that joined 
the demo on the way back saying they wanted participate in 
actions more general (fed up generally from the situation 
that 
exists with unemployment, crisis and frauds e.t.c. as they said).

NO ONE ALONE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE





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Info from solidarity gathering to Giannis Skouloudis in thessaloniki.

 Solidarity banner outsite of the court bilding in Bolos town of greece and sprei slogan for comrade G.SKOULOUDIS


Strong police presence with 5 riot cop vans behind the court building plus the usual cops of the court. Many cowboys of the “zita”, “delta”, and “dias” forces and a chain of cops at the steps of the courts.
Things at the gathering were calm, about 100 comrades gathered, a good atmosphere, the text about Giannis case was being read on the sound system and flyers demanding his release were thrown all over.
After that the comrades moved towards the courts. The solidarity gathering continued there while Giannis was inside. Leaving the court the comrades gathered passed by two cop cars and managed to smash one.
Giannis took responsibility for the arson but denied to say anything else. He was taken to avlona prisons the next day.
4 comrades are also wanted for the same case and have warrants out for their arrest.


THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM
IS STRONGER THAN THEIR PRISONS
FREEDOM TO ANARCHIST G.SKOULOUDIS




Thessaloniki courts SMASHED UP

at the hearing of the arrested 19year old comrade Giannis Skouloudis

13/10


The provocative attitude of the cops did not stay unanswered today, comrades attacked the riot cop units inside the court building outside the room the comrade was being held.

The attitude of the comrades was militant. Despite the attack on the riot cops, no comrade was left behind. There were two riot cop units, one in front of us and one on the side (which was just sitting

around). After that windows were smashed inside the court on the first floor as well as cop shields. All the cops managed to do was throw one tear gas cannister which we didn't even realize.

It was answered to immediately with a fire extinguisher by a comrade.

No comrade stepped back neither feared, since all of us felt the rage inside of us for the arrested comrade.

Since the cops did not manage to do anything with the comrades they hit the mother of the accused comrade over the head.

The 19year old was arrested yesterday accused of arson of a car of the national electricity company.

The charges of the comrade are with the “anti-terrorist” law:

“Composing a criminal organization”

“Arson”, “Explosion”, charges concerning the possession, making and use of explosive devices, and “Grievous criminal damage”, and breaking the law “about weapons”.

After arresting him the “anti-terrorist” police looking for another 3 people did a show of power transforming it into an exercise, stopped people everywhere, raided comrades homes and harassed

anyone who looked “suspicious”.

No one hostage in the hands of the state.




EVERY REVOLUTIONARY A WILD FLOWER

FREEDOM TO COMRADE SKOULOUDIS 


boubourAs translation actforfreedomnow!

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HIP-HOP LIVE ACTS from London, San Francisco and Italy to raise money for Italian Antifa

A BIT OF HISTORY AND BACKGROUND:
Milan, 16 march 2003, two members of an Antifa group came out of Tipota, a pub frequented by members of leftists groups. Outside 3 fascists were waiting for them with knives, they stabbed them many times, leaving them on the ground. Dax died within a few minutes, the other guy was left with life threatening injuries. Immediately 4 police and carabinieri cars arrived. The street is tight and the cars strategically blocked the paramedics and ambulances getting through. After the guys were finally brought to the hospital, several comrades started moving to the hospital to find it guarded by several cops. Doctors said Dax is dead.
Despair, disbelief and rage....
The cops then provoked us and we push them away,in a few minutes 50 cops and carabinieri arrived and beat everyone in the hospital, militants, friends and citizens. Cops started a man hunt creating chaos in the first aid area and blocked public service. Many people got heavily injured inside the hospital. Cops used baseball bats, iron sticks extended truncheons.
Some people were arrested and charged. At the actual court case there were 4 friends of Dax and 3 cops. The court condemned 2 of the guys to 1 year and 8 months and to pay 10 0000 Euros for the hospital damages although at court the hospital staff confirmed that the damage was done by the cops. The members of the police are totally exempt from any crimes even if initially condemned to to 4 and 7 months of jail. One of the cops was filmed beating up a guy on the floor,the other was seen with a baseball bat.

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and be there!!

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Solidarity with arrested in Belgium, attack on police station

ongoing struggle against borders and all kinds of prisons. solidarity
Κατεβάστε το συνημμένο αρχείο: brussels_a4.pdf (application/pdf)
As a part of an ongoing struggle against prisons and the construction of a new deportation prison specifically, anarchists called for an offensive demonstration against borders and all types of prisons on the 1st of October. This was blocked by massive police presence and arrests. 4 people are at this moment still in jail, awaiting trial. They are accused of having participated in a group-attack against a police station. Here the translation of a recent poster. In PDF, 4 pages, with texts and an overview of agitation in Belgium over the last month., in an attempt to show the social tension manifesting itself on different spheres.

Solidarity with the accused of the attack on a police station in Brussels
On Friday the 1st of October, near the South station, a lively demonstration against deportation camps, prisons, borders and the State was to take place. This same State was not pleased with the initiative, and besieged the neighbourhood. The police controlled, searched and arrested a big number of people around the station; in Anderlecht, a popular neighbourhood nearby, police with machine guns patrolled on strategic places and several anti-riot squads were to protect the 2 prisons of Brussels, in Forest and Saint-Gilles. In half of Brussels territory a prohibition to gather more than 5 people was announced, enforced by civil and riot police. A few hours after the demonstration should have taken place, dozens of people attacked the police station of the Marolles, a few blocks away from the South station. The police station and numerous police cars were destroyed, two policemen were injured. Four people were arrested in the surroundings some time after and are now accused of this attack. They are locked up in the prison of Forest, awaiting trial.
We fully support the attack they are accused of and see it as a logical act in which we recognize ourselves. Not only because we will always be against the police, but because this attack is part of a tension that is present in Brussels since a long time, where people direct their anger more and more against what tries to break them. Against what exploits, controls or imprisons them. A tension that is also tangible, not in the least in the prisons and deportation all over Belgium. The struggle of the last years against deportation camps and prisons and the demonstration of the 1st of October is, in this way, also part of this tension. And we will never forget this in our solidarity with those who are taken away from us by the State. On the 1st of October, many people were ready to take the streets for what they believe in, or in the least to fight against what makes their dreams impossible. And they will continue to do so. We will continue to do so.
Because it is our dreams that shape the struggle we are fighting. It is our dreams that drag the imprisoned comrades out of the isolation imposed on them.
For nothing else than a world without prisons or deportation camps. For nothing else than a fight without borders against everything that, here and now, makes it impossible to taste freedom.
For anarchy

Práxedis G. Guerrero Autonomous Cells for Immediate Revolution torch two police cars in Mexico

http://thisisourjob.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/praxedis-g-guerrero-autonomous-cells-for-immediate-revolution-torch-two-police-cars-in-mexico/


19 10 2010 From Culmine (October 18, 2010):
Torched police cars communiqué:    
Using deliberate arson as a weapon of sabotage, during the night of Friday, October 5, we set fire to two San Vicente Chicoloapan municipal police cars in Mexico State. We used two timed devices. These sabotages form part of the protests in solidarity with the comrade prisoners in Chile after the repressive operations framed by the so-called Bombings Case. Because as anarchists, we understand that solidarity—in addition to being much more than just a lovely word—translates into individual or collective actions directed against the powerful and the institutions that protect them. In this case, that means the police. To us, solidarity is also an internationalist weapon.
We therefore want it to be clear that we will never give up the struggle. Any attempt to stop us—like what happened with the arrests of Adrian, Abraham, and Braulio—will be in vain, since our convictions are firm and we are prepared to bring this war to its final consequences.
We send a message of solidarity to Abraham López, Adrian Magdaleno, and Braulio Duran.
We send a threat to the guardians of social order and capital’s property.
Tonight We Scream: Death to the state and long live anarchy.

—Práxedis G. Guerrero Autonomous Cells for Immediate Revolution

France – Solidarity attack

“In the night of 17th to 18th October, in the 18th arrondissement, a shop of Bouygues was attackad and its shop window destroyed. A tag, “Fire to the prisons“, was left on the spot.
Bouygues is not only a seller of electronical ties, but also one of the biggist prison and detention centre constructors in France.
This action was realised in solidarity with the comrades arrested after the demonstration of the 1th of October in Brussels. As long as this society stays in place, prisons will have beautifull days ahead.
Let’s destroy the prisons, let’s demolish capitalism.

x nantes.indymedia.org

UK – M.A. Julius & Co. Bailiff Offices attacked in Nottingham

A violent tool of the state and capitalism, bailiffs are a tool on the poor and as such deserve to be treated with fury and contempt. And last night they were.
M.A Julius and Co. of New Basford, Nottingham were paid a visit last night. Their windows were smashed and messages were left, “Fuck the Rich”, “Leave our homes alone” and “Fuck Bailiffs” were painted on the walls of their offices.
This was in solidarity with all of those, including ourselves who have had the indignity from being evicted from homes because the system we live in rewards the selfish greed of the privileged few and punishes the excluded and marginalized. As the cuts come more and more people will struggle to cope, and more and more will be put into debt, and more and more will have their doors broken down by agents of the capitalism. This action is a sign that there will be retaliation, that the controllers of capital and their stooges will not have it all their own way.
Smash the rich and fuck capital.
Hammer and Paint
x 325.nostate.net, 19 October 2010

LIST OF THE ANARCHISTS AND ANTI-ATHORITARIAN COMRADES PRISONERS IN GREECE


KOSTAS SAKKAS

 AGROTIKI FILAKI 
TIRYNTHIAS
21 100 NAVPLIO
GREECE


Alexandros Mitrousias
KLISTI FILAKI PATRAS
26110 PATRA 
GREECE

 Panayiotis Giannou
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou-D pteryga
T.K. 18110 Korydallos
Athens – Greece
 
Panayiotis Giannou was arrested on October 7 for “possession of an incendiary device,” a charge that in the past has sometimes landed people in pretrial detention, and sometimes not. History is also very ambiguous when camping gas canisters are involved. There have been trials in which they were considered “incendiary devices,” but there have been plenty of cases in which they were designated as “explosive devices.” In any event, our comrade is currently imprisoned.

Panayiotis Argyrou
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou-A pteryga
T.K. 18110 Korydallos
Athens
Greece

Argyrou had a warrant out for his arrest since October 2009 on charges of participating in the Fire Cells Conspiracy. He was arrested on November 1, 2010 in connection with the mailing of a number of package-bombs. His trial for the Fire Cells Conspiracy charges is on January 17, 2011, while a trial date for the package-bombs has yet to be determined.
Gerasimos Tsakalos
Katastima Kratisis Malandrinou
T.K. 33053
Malandrino
Greece

Tsakalos was arrested on November 1, 2010 in connection with the mailing of a number of package-bombs.

Alfredo Bonanno  was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment (which practically means that with the time served so far and the fact that he is over 70years old HE IS RELEASED on 23 november!!  2010

Christos Stratigopoulos

Dikastikes Filakes Koridallos 
T.K. 18110
Athens
Greece

Christos Stratigopoulos (who took responsibility for the action)
was sentenced to 8 years and 9 months with the Greek law will probably be released at the end 2011

The anarchists Alfredo and Christos are in prison of Koridallos, Greece. The date for the trial of Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos, arrested on 1 October 2009 in Greece on charges of robbery, has been set for November 22, 2010.
Christos is accused of armed robbery and Alfredo for complicity. The lawyers made a request for Alfredo because of his health conditions to keep him under house detention. more information http://aftertrikala.blogspot.com/




Comrade Ilias Nikolaou RELEASED from prison


thessaloniki 25th october 2010

Today comrade Ilias, after the hearing on Thursday 21/10/10, of his application for release until the appeals court, was RELEASED with the condition that he pays bail of 15.000 euro.

THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN THE PRISON CELLS!!

Nikolau was arrested on January 13, 2009 and charged with planting an incendiary device at the Evosmos police station in Thessaloniki. On December 4, 2009, he was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison.


Giorgos Voutsis-Vogiatsis is out already since almost 2 months!!! from september 2010


Yiannis Dimitrakis
Filakes Domokou
Post Code 35010 Fthiotida
Greece
Anarchist sentenced to 35 years 
for armed robbery of a bank 2006






The are prosecuted for the "Revolutionary Struggle" case
Panagiota roupa
klistes filakes gunaikon koridallos
T.K. 18110
ATHENS
GREECE


Kostas Gournas
Koridallos prison, 

T.K.18110
Athens
 


Nikos Maziotis
Dikastiki filaki Koridallou ST' PTERIGA
T.K. 18110
ATHENS GREECE


Vaggelis Stathopoulos


Filakes Trikalon
42100
Trikala
Greece


Xristoforos Kortesis
Dikastiki filaki Korinthou
T.K. 20100
KORINTHOS
GREECE


SarantosNikitopoulos
Dikastiki filaki Koridallou ST' PTERIGA
T.K. 18110
ATHENS
GREECE


Accused of being members of the  "Conspriracy of the Cells of Fire“.


Kostantina Karakatsani
filakes elaionas Thivon
THIVA
32200
Greece


Panagiotis Masouras, Filakes Anilikon Avlona
19011
Avlona
Attiki
Greece


Haris Hatzimichelakis
Dikastikes Filakes Koridallos
T.K. 18110
Athens 
Greece.


The accused of involvement in the kidnapping of a senior economic official.


Polikarpos Georgiadis klisti filaki kerkiras
49100 [ corfu ]
KERKIRA 
GREECE
sentenced 22 years...



Euaggelos Xrisoxoidis
dikastiki filaki komotinis
T.K.69100
KOMOTINI
GREECE
sentenced 22 years..


ARIS SEIRINIDIS
Dikastikes Filakes Koridallos A' PTERIGA
T.K. 18110
Athens
Greece.


Baggelis Pallis
klisti filaki trikalon
T.K . 42100
TRIKALA
GREECE


They have moved comrade Simos Seisidis to St. Paul hospital...
Koridallos
T.K. 18110
Athens
Greece.

Alexandros  Kossubas
 Mixalis Traikapis   they accused of armed robbery
 DIKASTIKI FILAKI A' PTERIGA
KORIDALLOS
T.K. 18110
ATHENS 
GREECE

 Giannis Skouloudis 
 
The 19year old was arrested yesterday accused of arson of a car of the national electricity company.

The charges of the comrade are with the “anti-terrorist” law:

“Composing a criminal organization”

“Arson”, “Explosion”, charges concerning the possession, making and use of explosive devices, and “Grievous criminal damage”, and breaking the law “about weapons”.

After arresting him the “anti-terrorist” police looking for another 3 people did a show of power transforming it into an exercise, stopped people everywhere, raided comrades homes and harassed.


  Filakes Anilikon Avlona
19011
Avlona
Attiki

Greece

OUR PASSION IS STRONGER THAN THE PRISONS!! FREEDOM NOW!! TO ALL ANARCHISTS COMRADES IN GREECE!! FIRE TO THE PRISON!!


in greek alphabet 
- Γιάννης Δημητράκης.
Γενικό κατάστημα κράτησης Δομοκού,
ΤΚ 35010,
Δομοκός, Φθιώτιδα.
- Κωνσταντίνα Καρακατσάνη.
Kατάστημα Κράτησης Γυναικών Ελαιώνα Θηβών,
TK 32200,
Ελαιώνας Θήβας.
- Παναγιώτης Μασούρας.
Ειδικό κατάστημα κράτησης νέων Αυλώνα,
ΤΚ 19011,
Αυλώνα, Αττική.
- Χάρης Χατζημιχελάκης.
Δικαστική φυλακή Κορυδαλλού – Α’ πτέρυγα,
ΤΚ 18110,
Κορυδαλλός, Αθήνα.
- Alfredo Bonano.
Δικαστική φυλακή Κορυδαλλού – Α’ πτέρυγα,
ΤΚ 18110,
Κορυδαλλός, Αθήνα.
-
- Πολύκαρπος Γεωργιάδης.
Κλειστή Φυλακή Κέρκυρας
ΤΚ 49100,
Κέρκυρα.
- Ευάγγελος Χρυσοχοίδης.
Δικαστική φυλακή Κομοτηνής,
ΤΚ 69100,
Κομοτηνή.
- Παναγιώτα Ρούπα.
Κλειστή κεντρική φυλακή Γυναικών Κορυδαλλού,
ΤΚ 18110,
Κορυδαλλός, Αθήνα.
- Βαγγέλης Σταθόπουλος.
Κλειστή φυλακή Τρικάλων,
ΤΚ 42100,
Τρίκαλα.
- Κώστας Γουρνάς.
Κλειστή φυλακή Τρικάλων,
ΤΚ 42100,
Τρίκαλα.
- Χριστόφορος Κορτέσης.
Δικαστική φυλακή Κορίνθου,
ΤΚ 20100,
Κόρινθος.
- Σαράντος Νικητόπουλος.
Δικαστική Φυλακή Κορυδαλλου – ΣΤ’ πτέρυγα,
ΤΚ 18110,
Κορυδαλλός, Αθήνα.
- Νίκος Μαζιώτης.
Δικαστική Φυλακή Κορυδαλλού – ΣΤ’ πτέρυγα,
ΤΚ 18110,
Κορυδαλλός, Αθήνα.
- Άρης Σειρινίδης.
Δικαστική Φυλακή Κορυδαλλού – Α’ πτέρυγα,
ΤΚ 18110,
Κορυδαλλός, Αθήνα.
- Βαγγέλης Πάλλης.
Κλειστή φυλακή Τρικάλων,
ΤΚ 42100,
Τρίκαλα.
- Σίμος Σεισίδης.
Νοσοκομείο κρατουμένων Κορυδαλλού,
ΤΚ 18110,
Κορυδαλλός, Αθήνα


       
 Αλέξανδρος Κόσσυβας, Μιχάλης Τραϊκάπης                                                                            
Δικαστική Φυλακή Κορυδαλλού – Α’ πτέρυγα,
ΤΚ 18110,
Κορυδαλλός, Αθήνα.

Γιαννης σκουλουδης

Ειδικό κατάστημα κράτησης νέων Αυλώνα,
ΤΚ 19011,
Αυλώνα, Αττική.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

29th October BenefitGig - International Solidarity with the Mapuche Indigenous Struggle


29th October BenefitGig - International Solidarity with the Mapuche Indigenous Struggle
SOLIDARITY WITH THE ANARCHIST COMRADES LOCKED UP IN CHILE! LONDON RANDOM ANARCHISTS

Some anarchist in london last night 18 octomber wen to the gathering demo against The Chilean terrorist president Sebastian Pinera will give a conference near there, in the LES cental london u.k.


flyer wil give out :

       


SOME FACTS ABOUT PINERA

PORTRAIT OF A TOO TYPICAL SOUTH AMERICAN POPULIST DESPOT

  • Pinera is a Populist right-wing leader, educated in Harvard. A billionaire belonging to the class of people whose fortune lies in the immiseration and poverty of the vast majority of Chilean population. His policy is nothing but more of the same shit of which all South America (and the whole world) have already had enough. Neo-liberal measures to increase “productivity” which in translation for us means more time of our lives wasted in wage labour slavery in an increasingly precarious situation while people like him gets more and more profit.
  • Pinera is highly skilful in mass manipulation. He knows how to address the masses (with the inestimable aid of the well domesticated mass media) and to cash in on every single opportunity to present himself as the opposite of what it is. His genocidal and fascistic leanings are being purposely hidden behind a media-fabricated aura of “strong leadership”, “charisma” and a badly faked preoccupation for the state of his “workers” and those in need. (Hitler used to do the same, democracy ow so much to “Historical” Fascism..)
  • Pinera is not hesitating in unleashing the most fascistic and Orwellian methods to criminalise and ruthlessly pounce on those who do not believe his bullshit and oppose his regime and the whole capitalist system and the state. The latest example has been the arrest and imprisonment on remand of 8 anarchist militants of Santiago, all done without any conclusive proof.
  • Pinera has continued and even worsened the particular ongoing war between the Chilean state and the Mapuche people, imprisoning and repressing these ancestral native population and applying on them the anti-terrorist law (passed during the Pinochet Dictatorship) which among other things allows for the “justicia ciega” (blind justice) with the presence of witnesses wearing balaclavas in the trials. After a huger strike of 90 days by Mapuche political prisoners this law has been withdrawn but still the future for the Mapuche is grim, with their lands surrounded and constantly under attack by the profit seeking interests of Western corporations which is to say THE MAIN CLIENTS OF PINERA.
  • Pinera is the perfect puppet president for the western interests in the region. The aim of his European tour being to lick the boots of those countries with direct economical interests and investments in Chile via multinational corporations exploiting mining and other natural resources in Chilean soil. UK has the dubious privilege of having deployed this policy with Chile from long ago, including the times of Pinochet's dictatorship to which this country stood out as one of its main suppliers of weapons.
  • In Chile there has been a continuous climate of social unrest and conflict from the dictatorship to these days. People in there have never expected anything to change with the arrival of REAL EXISTING DEMOCRACY and to a great extent their suspicions have been confirmed but the hard real-life facts. This explains the proneness of an increasing sector of the population to fight against the new demo-fascist tyrants and follow a revolutionary path that we respect.
  • While pinera was having fun in his particular reality show another strike broke out in minas “El Toqui” with 280 miners following the action. No media coverage said a word. The same goes for the arrested anarchists and the Mapuche militant 90 days hunger strike in the prisons of Temuco, Angol, Valdivia and Concepcion.
  • Pinera's brother is a die-hard far-right militant who has defended Pinochet in countless occasions and used to be a minister of labour during the Dictatorship.
  • Pinera has spent in between 10 and 20 millions of dollars in his particularly egotistic and self-promoting soap opera with the miners. The latter have been badly utilised in order to send an utterly false message of national unity and national proud which is supposed to make not distinctions between rich and poor, indigenous and westernised population. All of it is happening this year, 200 anniversary of the creation of the Chilean state.

PINERA IS AN INDESIRABLE PARASITE

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY NOW WITH CHILEAN AND MAPUCHE BROTHERS ANS SISTERS

DOWN WITH CAPITALISM!

DOWN WITH THE STATE!
Random Anarchists

Monday, October 18, 2010

Communique from the last Mapuche hungerstrikers


On October 2, most of the Mapuche political prisoners on hungerstrike in the prisons of the Chilean state announced an end to their action while the hungerstrikers at Angol prison declared they would continue. On October 7, they released another communique explaining their struggle. The following day, after nearly 90 days without eating, they ended their hungerstrike, although without signing onto any agreement with the Chilean state. Translated from Hommodolars
We consider this communique to be of great importance because it clearly explains how the modifications to the antiterrorist law are simply cosmetic and do not at all guarantee the completion of the demands brought forward by this mobilization. Furthermore, and most importantly, the hungerstrikers of Angol prison want to make it plain that this action did not occur as a partial claim within the juridical realm, but as a projection of the Mapuche struggle. This is where we see that an action such as this is not a simple pressure brought to bear against the party in power, rather it reveals the substance of what is and must be the struggle by the Mapuche against the State/Capital. A struggle that, through this kind of mobilization, continuously strengthens itself and avoids a fossilization that would prevent it from taking on a larger framework, such as a struggle for self-determination. It's a way of realizing what the Mapuche brothers and sisters are capable of doing: taking control of their lives, modifying the reality produced for us and controlled by the State/Capital, which presents itself as independent from us and turns us into simple spectators. In other words, this is reality and we won't simply contemplate it or run around according to the schedule with which it dominates us. We are capable of changing this reality so that its independent movement begins to weaken. Not at the level of appearances or mere knowledge, but in a praxis that acts on objective situations and transforms them, by acting on the separations that falsely isolate us from others and from our own activity on a daily basis.
We are not saying that with hungerstrikes we can achieve self-determination, but that with all kinds of actions we begin to compose a unitary practical critique of the State/Capital. One doesn't proclaim this, one puts it in practice and changes the conditions that limit our daily ability to take action. In other words we "open" the context within which we take action today so that tomorrow our possibilities will have expanded to create the conditions not to express our total critique but to execute it. This must not be understood as a "tactic" within an idea of the accumulation of forces or gradualism [trans: common Marxist approaches to revolution], it should only be understood for what it is: our activity produces reality and this reality has broken from our control. Reappropriating a way of acting that is our own, subversive, and negative of what exists is how we produce the conditions to realize that the insurrection that uncages the revolution is a question of our own necessity; by modifying the objective situation we are modifying our own position within it. This is true in all struggle.
The 14 peñis [brothers] who continue the hungerstrike:
Angol Prison
1.- Victor Llanquileo Pilquiman
2.- Fernando Millacheo Marin
3.- José Queipul Huaiquil
Victoria Hospital
4.- Victor Hugo Queipul
5.- Felipe Huenchullan Cayul
6.- Camilo Tori Quiñinao
7.- Eduardo Osses Moreno
8.- Alex Curipan Levipan
9.- Carlos Huaiquillan Palacio
10.- *Waikilaf Cadin Calfunao
Temuco Prison
11.- Hugo Melinao
12.- Cristián Levinao
13.- Sergio Lican Levio
Chol Chol Prison [minors]
14.- Luis Marileo Cariqueo

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)