Saturday, January 9, 2010

Revolt in Rosarno - immigrants rise up

AFRICAN immigrants have risen up in southern Italy in two days of full-out rioting.

The rebellion was sparked by a racist attack but reflects the horrific conditions and poverty in which these modern-day slaves are forced to subsist.

The Press Association reported at least 37 wounded, including 18 police officers in the Rosarno revolt.

Added The Independent: "In one of the worst-ever incidents of racial unrest in Italy, the violence broke out on Thursday evening after white youths in a car fired air rifles at a group of immigrants returning from working on farms.

"Two immigrants were slightly injured by the gunfire. 'Those guys were firing at us as if it was a fairground,' a Moroccan identified as Kamal told La Repubblica newspaper. 'They were laughing, I was screaming, other cars were passing by but nobody stopped.'

"In a furious reaction, immigrant farm labourers fought pitched battles with police that lasted into the early hours. Dozens of cars were smashed with bricks and bars and the driver and passengers in one vehicle injured.

"Yesterday, more than 2,000 Africans massed in the town centre to demonstrate against the shootings and their living and working conditions. Some chanted 'we are not animals' and others carried placards saying: 'Italians here are racist'.

"This resulted in further clashes with police officers and locals, some of whom fired weapons into the air as the tension continued to escalate. Sporadic acts of vandalism continued and schools remained closed."

A “strong” bomb exploded outside the Greek parliament building in Athens tonight, on the corner of Vassilisis Sofias and Amalias Avenue. Mainstream media report that the attackers warned of the attack by calling an Athens daily newspaper minutes before the explosion so as for the police to cordon off the area. There are no injuries reported. More info as it comes.

A “strong” bomb exploded outside the Greek parliament building in Athens tonight, on the corner of Vassilisis Sofias and Amalias Avenue. Mainstream media report that the attackers warned of the attack by calling an Athens daily newspaper minutes before the explosion so as for the police to cordon off the area. There are no injuries reported. More info as it comes.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Yesterday the cops of the local department in hamburg discovered that they were attacked with 6 bullets of 9mm, without being able to say exactly when the event occurred. There is speculation that the event took place at night when many New Year fireworks in the city fell, as by questions posed to local residents, there is no statement indicating that shots were heard.

Hamburg - Demo by immigration detention centers NYE - Knastdemo Neues Jahr (2009-10)

Friday, January 8, 2010 2 years of the murder of Mapuche activist Mathias Katrileo

2 years of the murder of Mapuche activist Mathias Katrileo

The 20 year old Mathias was killed when a group of Mapuche activists entered a farm in La Araucana at dawn on 3.1.2008 in order to recapture the lost land of the Mapuche. The cops who were there opened fire killing the young eyes.

Immigrants riot in Italy

2010-01-08 14:08

Rome - Riots broke out in southern Italy on Thursday night when immigrants burned cars and broke store windows to protest against an attack on African farm workers by a gang of local white youths, police said.

Television footage from the town of Rosarno, in the Calabria region, showed dozens of Africans smashing car windows with steel bars and stones and setting cars and rubbish bins on fire.

Police said at least one car was attacked while passengers were inside and several people were injured.

The immigrants, whose protest also blocked a road, clashed with police in riot gear and several were detained.

Some shouted "we are not animals" and carried signs reading "Italians here are racist".

The incidents took place after white youths in a car fired air rifles at a group of African immigrants returning from work on farms, injuring several of them.

Immigrants work in the area as day labourers picking fruit and vegetables. Some 1 500 live in squalid conditions in abandoned factories with no running water or electricity and human rights groups say they are exploited by organised crime.

Calabrian regional governor Agazio Loiero said while the action of the immigrants was totally unjustified, he acknowledged there had been "a strong provocation".

Italy has taken a hard line against illegal immigration and has moved to stem a tide of boatloads of immigrants who try to arrive on southern shores from Africa. Some boats have been turned back on the open seas.

Mother earth sabotage capitalism. Time for us to help to our mother earth. Climate summit is over, it is time to act.

Icy weather these days continues to paralyze traffic of capitalism, system of exploitation, which has become global, and its survival depends on the global transport. Yesterday flights at airports in France, Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands were suspended. Eurostar train was stuck in the tunnel "Channel" for two hours but later managed to arrive in Britain. Departure of 4 Eurostar trains were canceled. The Irish roads are frozen and hundreds of schools does not work. In the Netherlands around Amsterdam and Haarlem, in Wednesday there was snow rainfall so the traffic was blocked. In northern Sweden is measured minus 40 degrees and in the central part of the country was minus 30. In Oslo there is also a minus 40, so, oil in the engine of the city buses was frozen. Unfortunately, due to the negligence of the capitalist society for the homeless, from the beginning of winter in Poland, 122 homeless died. If we do not make a revolution, we will all finish the same, before or later. In the south of England, 4000 people remained without electricity as snow cut cables for electricity. It is obviously that global energy supply, built with the aim of creating a profit in organized way, can not provide to ordinary people a safe heat, water, preparing of lunch, etc. The nature can destroy all that in a few days.

People run for salaries in order to cover basic expenses, and people's work is creating profit for riches who destroy the climate of the planet and who does not give better wages and better life to workers, plus authorities have everywhere their spies who work against militant revolutionaries, so it is obvious that system is so determined that only nature can destroy it fast. Due to the human egoism, people will need centuries to do what the nature do inside of one month.

We should help to the nature, the same as nature help to us - we should sabotage present system together with nature: unscrew the screws at wheels of freight trains, unscrew the screws at cranes in ports, unscrew the screws at capitalist telecommunication repeaters... or imagine something else:) If the key for screw doesn't help, autogenous cutting helps.

The struggle of Egyptian immigrant fishworkers in northern Greece. Their strike is still on.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Operations in Europe for New Year

Forest. Brussels, Belgium: Gunfire fell prison Forest Shortly after the New Year, the main entrance was target shooting with an automatic weapon. About 40 buds were at the point. This operation was around 00.40. The cameras show a prison vehicle to show on the road before the windows smashed by bullets.. Place the balls to fit offensive weapon such as Kalashnikovs. Some bullets came inside the prison, hitting an air conditioner.

Concentrations of solidarity were outside prison of Hamburg in Germany, in Brighton UK and elsewhere.

Photos by CIE in Bari, Italy

Photos by CIE in Bari, Italy

The CIE (Identification & Deportation Centers) are the concentration camps of immigrants in Italy, known for their miserable conditions ...

In recent days published some pictures from a CIE in Bari ...italy.

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Anarchist Core

Hamburg, concentration of solidarity, conflict barricades

By gathering the prisoners solidarity activists, roadblocks and clashes welcomed the new year in Hamburg.

About 300 activists gathered at New Year, in solidarity with the detained activists.

They set up burning barricades in the harbor and attacked with stones, bottles and Molotov cocktail at 250 cops attacked them for their break, using pepper spray and baton, three cops injured, there were two arrests.

ethal clashes at Gaza-Egypt border

Egyptian forces clashed with members of the Viva Palestina convoy late on Tuesday [GALLO/GETTY]

At least one Egyptian border guard has been killed and two Palestinians shot and wounded along the Gaza border during fierce clashes with Egyptian security forces.

A border protest on Wednesday turned violent over frustration that the aid convoy, Viva Palestina, had been delayed.

Egyptian forces opened fire to disperse stone-throwing protesters who had gathered on the Gaza side of the Rafah border crossing, witnesses and medics said.

Gaza's Hamas leaders had called for the rally to protest the delay of the Viva Palestina international aid convoy at Egypt's port city of al-Arish.

Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin, reporting from Gaza, said the situation had calmed considerably shortly thereafter.

"Senior officials from Palestinian security forces have arrived at the border [and] they have calmed the situation down. They were able to push back the thousand or so protesters and rock-throwers who had gathered here.

"About an hour ago, a rally that had been organised by Hamas to criticise Egypt's denial to allow the Viva Palestina convoy to make its way into Gaza with much needed aid was held here.

"Shortly after that concluded, Palestinians started throwing rocks at Egyptian security personnel on the other side of the border and we heard an exchange of gunfire. We have been able to confirm that two Palestinians have been injured as a result of that gunfire."

Aid convoy delayed

Wednesday's fighting followed a clash late on Tuesday between Egyptian authorities and international members of the Viva Palestina convoy, which is destined for the Gaza Strip.

At least 55 people were injured in those clashes when 520 activists broke down a gate at the port in al-Arish to protest against an Egyptian decision to ship some of the goods through Israel.

In depth

'Fighting to break Gaza siege'
Egypt blocks US activists' march
Viva Palestina's bumpy road
Video: Gaza aid held up in Jordan

The protests were sparked by an Egyptian decision to allow 139 vehicles to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing, about 45km from the port in al-Arish, but requiring a remaining 59 vehicles to pass via Israel.

The convoy, led by George Galloway, a British MP, had already been delayed by more than a week, after he and a delegation of Turkish MPs failed to persuade the Egyptians to change their mind.

Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman, criticised Egyptian authorities on Wednesday for "reinforcing the seige on Gaza".

"Around 40 Arab, Islamic and European states have mobilized financial and media support to lift the siege imposed on Gaza Strip," he told Al Jazeera.

"Why does not Egypt go along this path of solidarity with Gaza Strip? Such practices are outrageous, inhumane and unethical.

"Our expectations from Egypt and its security authorities are high, but it seems that these expectations are being smashed by batons, hot water and the brutal beating of hundreds of supporters in al-Arish port ...".

Disputed route

The convoy of nearly 200 vehicles arrived in al-Arish on Monday after a dispute with Cairo on the route.

But the arrival came after a bitter dispute between its organisers and the government, which banned the convoy from entering Egypt's Sinai from Jordan by ferry, forcing it to drive north to the Syrian port of Lattakia.

The convoy with 210 lorries full of medicine and other supplies set out from the UK nearly a month ago.

Israel and Egypt have severely restricted travel to and from the Gaza Strip since Hamas seized power there in June 2007, after winning Palestinian legislative elections in 2006.

The blockade currrently allows only very basic supplies into Gaza.

The siege has severely restricted essential supplies and placed Gazans in a dire situation, made worse by Israel's military assault last winter that reduced much of the territory to ruins.

Viva Palestina: More Than 10 Injured, Seven Arrested, Including A Malaysian

Viva Palestina: More Than 10 Injured, Seven Arrested, Including A Malaysian

From Kuzaimah Idris

EL-ARISH PORT, Jan 6 (Bernama) -- More than 10 members of the Viva Palestina convoy were injured, four of them seriously, and seven members arrested by Egyptian police during a protest here Tuesday at 11.40pm local time.

Among those arrested was a Malaysian, Ibrahim Mohd Azmi, a University of Bristol medical student who was a convoy volunteer.

The protest was staged by Viva Palestina convoy members to protest against the decision by the Eqyptian government to bar 59 convoy vehicles from leaving here for Gaza.

Egyptian police acted strongly against the convoy members three hours after the protest was staged at the entry and exit security point at this port.

Four members were seriously injured and had to be taken to hospital for further treatment.

More than 10 members sustained light injuries due to thrown rocks and tear gas.

Also arrested were three Britons, two Americans and a Kuwaiti.

According to witnesses, the incident was provoked by agents provocateurs of the Egyptian government.

Earlier, the convoy members had gathered and formed a human wall to protest against the decision to disallow the 59 vehicles from leaving the port.

The Egyptians deployed 189 anti-riot personnel equipped with water cannon and tear gas.

According to Viva Palestina leader George Galloway, there are negotiations at the highest level by Turkish authorities with the Egyptian government including for the release of all those detained.

At the time of this report at 4.10am local time, the situation was calm although observation and enclosure was still on by the Egyptian authorities.

The Viva Palestina Convoy is made up of 450 people from various countries with 220 vehicles in a mission to send humanitarian aid like food, medicines and school equipment worth more than US$1 million to Palestinians in Gaza.

The mission began in London on Dec 9 last year and has moved through various places in Turkey, Syria and Jordan.

The convoy was supposed to arrive in Gaza on Dec 27 but was held up by the Egyptian government which refused to allow use of the port of Nuweiba for entry to Rafah before arriving in Gaza.

As a result, they had to return to Syria to find another way to reach Rafah to go into Gaza.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Las Vegas Courthouse Shooting: 2 Men Shot, 1 De ad,

Las Vegas Courthouse Shooting: 2 Men Shot, 1 De ad,

There has been a shooting in a Federal courthouse in Downtown Las Vegas. One court guard and a federal agents were shot. The court security guard is now confirmed dead. The deputy US marshal is in stable condition.

A shooter was involved in the Las Vegas courthouse shooting. He was shot and killed a block away from the federal courthouse. The shooter used a shotgun and opened fire in the lobby of the courthouse at 8 am in the morning. Joseph Dickey from FBI said a shooter hid the shotgun under his coat when entering the federal court building.

The 65-year-old court officer who died has not been named and neither has the 48-year-old who was injured in the barrage of gunfire.

The courthouse is closed for the reset of the day.

Drivers are advised to take alternative routes around downtown Las Vegas:

The shooting broke out in the lobby of the building, located on Las Vegas Boulevard between Bridger and Bonneville avenues.

Surrounding streets were closed immediately by police and drivers were urged to use alternate routes around downtown, including Interstate 15 to the west and Maryland Parkway to the east.

New Years Eve solidarity at Lewes Prison

Around 30 people celebrated New Years Eve outside Lewes prison (near Brighton) with fireworks and a sound system...

as well as banners against the prison state and shouting messages of support. Those inside Lewes currently include one of those charged with (and currently on remand for) decomissioning the EDO bomb components factory in Brighton. The evening's comedy highlight was the police (all four of them) deciding to try and turn off the sound system during the last song we planned to play, as they objected to the lyrics of the Xmas number one by Rage Against The Machine. After some push and shove while people sang along to 'fuck you I won't do what you tell me', they backed off, and people headed off to continue their New Year celebrations somewhere warmer while prisoners shouted for us to come back the next night...

Lyon: young man killed by security guards at Carrefour supermarket for two bottles of beer

LYON — A 25 year old man died asphyxiated last Tuesday in Lyon after being held down for about one hour in a Carrefour supermarket by four security guards who are due to appear before an instructing judge on Thursday morning.

The young man, held on Monday evening by security guards, died "due to mechanical asphyxiation caused by compression of the thoracic cage " and had bruising in the arms and forehead", according to the results of an autopsy transmitted to AFP by the State attorney in Lyon .

The four guards are being held further for "aggravated violence leading to unintentional dicease" a crime punishable with 20 years imprisonment, and will appear before an instructing judge on Thursday around 8.30.

The events took place on Monday around 18.15 when a marginal young man "living in a hostel in Lyon" was stopped when trying to steal two bottles of beer at the Carrefour supermarket in the Part-Dieu area.

Three security guards took him into the control room where he was immobilised.

...The police, who had been called immediately, took 50 minutes to arrive. The young man had been pinned against the wall, then against a high table for about half an hour.

The young man then lost consciousness. He died in hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

NYE Solidarity Action at Horfield Prison, Bristol

01 Jan 2010
Horfield Prison, Bristol, UK.

As another decade of neoliberal warfare was ushered in, a group of 20-30 comrades, criminals and low-lifes released fireworks into the grounds of Horfield Prison. Slogans were painted on the fortress walls. Loud noise was made.

This act of solidarity was intended to show those locked up inside, whilst the rest of the city was celebrating the new year, that they were not forgotten.

Many other cities across Europe and the rest of the world experienced similar acts of solidarity to those incacerated, whatever their 'crime' might be.

Inside and outside of those walls we are all prisoners. Fire to the prisons. Death to imperialism. Solidarity with all people and communities resisting the onslaught of planetary control and exploitation that is industrial civilisation.
Fire at Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah
Sodom and Gomorrah

Fire Tuesday gutted more than 2,000 structures at Sodom and Gomorrah, the fourth such disaster to hit the sprawling slum in the central business district of Accra this year.

Properties running into hundreds of Ghana cedis were destroyed in the process but no casualties were reported because most of the slum dwellers had taken advantage of the apparent halt in the Accra decongesting exercise to engage in various types of trade outside.

The fire, which started at 2:30 p.m., raged on for more than two hours, rapidly sweeping through the wooden structures as personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) could not get access to the place.

The squatters were forced, under the circumstances, to improvise in fighting the fire by breaking down some of the structures and pouring water on the fire.

They had difficulty accessing water to bring the fire under control, because some of the pipelines had been disconnected because they had been illegally connected. Besides, the wind kept changing the direction of the fire until a measure of control was attained around 5:30 p.m.

Most of the squatters were in town 'when the fire started. When they learnt of the fire, they rushed back to the slum, only to see their structures in ashes. Some of them, especially the women, were seen sobbing.

The few who were in their rooms when the fire started managed to retrieve some of their goods. They were seen carrying their goods away from the direction of the fire, while others gathered by their goods in groups.

Adamu Ibrahim, whose structure was completely destroyed, told the Daily Graphic that he was weighing his scrap metals when he heard of the fire.

"The fire destroyed my television set and all my goods. It also destroyed two rooms belonging to my brother who is in the north now," he said.

Adam said he would re-erect the structure but indicated that this time around he would use cement blocks to prevent it from getting burnt down in the event of another fire outbreak.

Salifu Inusah said he was in his room watching a film when he heard of the fire. His room was destroyed but he managed to retrieve some of his property.

He said he would put up the structure again, since he did not have any money to rent a room.

The Jamestown District Police Commander, Superintendent J. Oklu Gyamera, told the Daily Graphic that he was informed of the fire around 3 p.m. and he immediately called officers of the GNFS to get to the scene.

He confirmed that there had been no access to the fire by officers of the GNFS.

Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

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

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)