Friday, March 12, 2010
in memory of the comrade Lambros.
Everything continues ...
a few words from prison
Comrade Lambros was a real fighter and an example for all of us. True rebel, sworn enemy of inaction. Austere, sober, selective, determined. UNTIL THE END, HEAD of himself. Furthermore, he did not fall into the trap of making a contract with his life. A contract with life is for those who get divorced into the selection of the legal transaction.
Consider these not-so-grand, but honest words, as a last farewell to a comrade and freedom fighter
Let history speak ...
March 11, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
- Gathering - Demonstration in Siteia on Crete island. Workers of public and privete sector, doctors, builders, farmers, teachers, pupils, students, self-employed, unemployed participated in the protests against the government's and EU's economical measures. 95% of the privete companies around the area were closed for the day, participating in one of the biggest mobilizations during the last years.
- Demonstration in Veroia town. The syndicalist leaders for one more time under the target and the slogans of the demonstrators.
- Demonstration in Irakleio on Crete island. Around 1000 persons, base's unions, students, workers, anarchists, out-parliamentary communists demonstrated through the center of the town. Also, many slogans against the leadership of syndicalists. "Plaisio" company got blocked from the demonstrators because the bosses did not let the workers to strike. Many banks in the central street also smashed. Two teams of special pigs' forces tried to attack the block but were pushed away by the people on the streets.
- Demonstration in Volos town. The protestors gathered at METKA factory (watch older update) and blocked the entrences, so the workers could participate in the actions despite the bosses' tactics to forbid the right for striking. The syndicalist leadership demonstrated with 50 persons ceperatly from the main block of the protestors. Some hundreds of students, pupils, workers, out-parliamentary communists, anarchists demonstrated through the town against the government's and EU's economical measures. Two cameras were smashed on Iasonos street and the pigs tried to attack but they were pushed away and many slogans were shouted in front of the offices of PASOK and Nea Dimokratia while undercover cops were following in the near. Many multinational companies which forbid the workers to strike were also blocked from the protestors.
- Two demonstrations in Mytilini on Lesvos island, one from PAME (bureaucratic syndicalists) and one with independent base's unions, students, etc. The second demonstration, behind a plakat on which was written "Capitalism is not to be reformed, only to be destroyed", directed through the centre of the town, posters were rised up on banks, leaflets were spreded to people, walls of government buildings were sprayed and attacked with colour-bombs.
- Demonstration under rain in Ioannina town with participation of 1500 persons and heavy presence of special pigs' forces.
- Gathering also on Naxos island against the economical measures.
- Demonstration in Thessaloniki with more than 7,000 people. Basic needs products were expropriated from two super markets and given to the people around. One camera burnt and many eggs, stones and paint were thrown against government buildings and ministries. Also smashed the offices of church institution, Vodafone company, cash machines from banks, fast food companies.
- 150,000 people participated in the three different gatherings at Athens to demonstrate against the government's economical measures. The city full of undercover pigs and special pigs' forces who attacked the protestors with teargas before the beginning of the demonstration trying to brake the body of the demonstration into several different small blocks. The pigs started attacking also in many different parts around the downtown with teargas, by beating up people but also in many cases driving, for one more time, against protestors with their motorcycles. It seems that the masses of people on the streets made them afraid, so they used tones of teargas and sound-flash granades since the beginning in order to terrorize any single person who resists. Strong clashes all around the centre of Athens, many protestors were heavily injured by cops but also in many cases the cops lost their motorcycles and other equipment. Many multinational companies, banks, street cameras, luxurious cars were also smashed by protestors. According to first information 11 people have been arrested.
SAO PAULO – Two civilians were killed and a police station was burned to the ground during a clash between residents and cops in the northern Brazilian state of Para, authorities said.
The spokesman for the state Public Safety Office, Emanuel Villaza, told Efe that two police officers were wounded in the incident in Tracuateua, a town 200 kilometers (124 miles) east of Belem, Para’s capital.
Police fired their guns “in legitimate self defense,” he said.
Villaza said that while leaders of the crowd said they wanted police to hand over a suspect in a deadly robbery, the real purpose of the protest was to drive out the cops.
He said drug traffickers paid the mob to attack the police station.
Authorities reached that conclusion based on the use of Molotov cocktails, which Villaza described as unprecedented in a spontaneous protest, and on the failure of the crowd to go after any of the prisoners released from the burning police station.
“The author of the robbery-murder had been transferred to Manituba, 100 kilometers (away). The thing about the lynching was an excuse by criminal groups to make the police station disappear,” the spokesman said.
Police have identified the ringleaders and will soon ask a judge to issue arrest warrants, Villaza said. EFE
A 35-year-old man who was killed during a shootout with police in the southeastern Athens neighborhood of Dafni early yesterday is thought to have been involved in Greece’s domestic terrorist scene, source said.
Lambros Fountas was shot dead when he and an accomplice were seen by two police officers in a patrol car at 4.40 a.m. as they attempted to steal a parked vehicle.
Fountas had been known to police since he was arrested during disturbances at the National Technical University of Athens in 1995. He allegedly had contact with members of the Exarchia-based anarchist movement and had been on the anti-terrorist squad’s watch list for a long time.
The suspect with whom Fountas was allegedly attempting to steal the car managed to evade arrest but based on forensic tests carried out on evidence found at the scene, police believe that the second man had taken part in a recent attack carried out by Revolutionary Struggle.
The urban guerrilla group has carried out a number of attacks in recent years, including firing a rocket-propelled grenade at the US Embassy, murdering a witness protection officer and detonating a car bomb outside the Athens Exchange.
Sources suggested that the two men had been stealing the car so that it could be used in an imminent strike.
According to the police, the two suspects had already broken into the Seat Ibiza when a patrol car pulled up a short distance away. One of the officers turned on the siren, prompting Fountas and his accomplice to jump out of the vehicle and begin shooting at the policemen. The officers took cover behind their patrol car and in the ensuing exchange of fire, the 35-year-old was killed.
A Zastava handgun, with two bullets missing from the chamber, and an assault grenade were found in his possession. He was also carrying a walkie-talkie and wearing two pairs of leather gloves. Police also searched Fountas’s home but did not reveal if they had found any clues.
THE ONLY TERRORIST IS THE STATE! NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS..
HAVE A NICE JOURNEY MY COMRADE LAMBRO!
15.37 GMT+2 Street-fighting has moved to Exarcheia; the riot cops have just stormed the area’s square; people are gathering in the Polytechnic.
14.30 GMT+2 In Athens, clashes with the police in Omonoia square (cenrtal square of Athens), many groups of demonstrators moving in different places. Extent use of tear-gas in a large area.
14.22 GMT+2 Back in Athens, a team of the Delta motorcycle force was attacked by demonstrators while trying to make an arrest. At least one more demonstrator has been arrested on Stadiou Avenue this time, after being heavily beaten by riot and motorcycle cops.
14.20 GMT+2 In Thessaloniki today’s demonstration is reported much larger than last general strike. A first report on IMC claims 6-7,000 demonstrators; two chain supermarkets and one large confiserie were looted. One CCTV camera was smashed; riot cops tear-gassed the demonstration at that point, but the demonstrators remained calm. Also, during the demo, many ATMs, a fast-food chain store, vodafone, and a church’s store were smashed.
13.57 GMT+2 Riot police have once attacked the demo, toward its end, at the corner of Panepistimiou Avenue and Sina Street. At least five detentions, the demonstration has been broken off.
12.38 GMT +2 The riot police (MAT) attacked the demo almost as soon as it set off, it seems. There is MAT forces on all the side streets of Patision Avenue; they have tear-gassed the demo. There are clashes around Stournari Street right now.
12.03 GMT+2 A reminder for anyone who might be in Athens at the moment: There are absolutely no buses and only line 1 (green) of the Metro is functioning today; the other two lines (underground) and the tram network are all closed down by the strike. Additionally, line 1 is closed in its Piraeus extension for works and reports say there are no replacement buses today, so access to the centre for people coming from the direction of Piraeus will be hard.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Rozbrat Collective needs support from any groups, movements and people who feel Rozbrat Squat is close to them. We already announce that on the day of the auction there will be a demonstration and we invite you all to come. On our website www.rozbrat.org you can check latest news on the legal situation of Rozbrat and on the initiatives connected with "Rozbrat stays!" action. We count on your support and help. If you want to support our squat which is threatned with eviction, you can donate some money to this bank account:
BZWBK SA PL50 1090 1447 0000 0001 0910 8536, Stowarzyszenie Inicjatyw Społecznych Ulica, ul. Pułaskiego 21a, Poznań, POLAND, SWIFT:WBK PPL PP /Write: Rozbrat stays/
On Monday, 8th March, about 50 people from Rozbrat squat Collective made a demonstration in front of the gate of Poznan International Fair Center, where a congress of local councils from all over Poland was taking place. Shouting slogans “City is not a company. Rozbrat stays!”, the anarchists blockaded the gate. Many cars with the officials were forced to turn back.
After a while, the protesters decided to walk inside the premises of the Fair, they were not stopped by anyone. Then, they tried to go inside the building where the congress was taking place. They were attacked by the police. Some of the anarchists were heavily beaten up, 37 were detained and driven to three different police stations. Most of them are already released with minor charges. From the information we were able to gather, 3 people will be charged with an attack on a functionary, those three are still in jail.
We want to invite you for the info meeting about Rozbrat demonstration and the situation of the place on 10th March (Wednesday) at 9 p.m, just after Vokü at Kopi - Berlin, Germany. There will also be a projection of the film.
The auction of the grounds where Poznan's Rozbrat squat is situated will take place on 26th March at 10 a.m. Since January 2008, when the bailiff came to the squat for the first time, we have managed to keep the squat, through different legal actions and protests. If nobody buys the ground on 26th March, the next auction will take place within the next 2-3 years. That is why this is a critical moment for us.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
This action is not to pressure not to build more Tesco stores, but as a total rejection of all they represent. We see Tesco as extreme form of the capitalist domination that entraps and enslaves us all.
Our message is simple: if you build up, we smash down.
For a world free of capitalist exploitation and authoritarian rule (A)
On the morning of Tuesday the 9th of March, 2010, a group of concerned individuals struck back against the coporate invasion of our neighbourhoods by attacking a Tesco store on Church Road, Redfield, Bristol. All the front windows were broken and the simple message, "No Tesco!" was emblazened on the front of the building.In the words of participants:
"We took this action because we are sick of the corporate take-over of our high streets. Tesco is just one example of the way in which our cities are homogenised with corporate chains who pay little or no attention to workers rights or the environmental impact of their practices at home or in the many foreign countries where their products come from. Tesco operates predatory and monopolistic tactics to occupy high-streets, buying up multiple store fronts in false names to crowd out the competition and undercutting small competitors. Its model of mass production is environmentally destructive on many levels - promoting intensive, chemically enhanced farming methods, shipping, flying and trucking products from all over the world, producing inordinate amounts of waste - food that simply gets thrown away - and over-packaging its goods.
Thanks to rapid growth in recent years, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons now control over 70% of the UK groceries market. Increasingly, if producers overseas want to get into the UK market, they have to deal with supermarkets. Supermarkets use the buying power that comes with this dominant position to force farms and factories in poor countries to lower their prices, deliver goods ever faster and at shorter notice. The pressure on suppliers to deliver more for less is passed on to workers in the form of low wages, job insecurity and poor working conditions - at home and abroad.
We understand that for many people in the UK Tesco is attractive because it is cheap. There are alternatives, however, with supermarkets in a dominant position most alternatives remain a small and expensive option. In order to build alternatives then we must at the same time destroy the problem. We do not believe that pleading with local or national governments or authorities to stop these advances works - look where it has got us so far. We are fed up with always being on the defensive - trying to stop the next supermarket whilst we simply accept lying down the ones they have already successfully built. The only language these multinational companies understand is profit - thus we aim, if only in a small way to damage their profits day by day through pro-active attack - be it destruction, theft or sabotage.."
(statistically in average every single month a human (nearly all of them refugees, drug adicted people, homeless people...short those who are excluded from the society) dies in police custody in Germany, in almost all cases no one - the doctors, the cops - get charged, or if they can stay outside from the same prisions in which they let the people die or even kill them... )
We don't forget, we don't forgive!!!
R.i.P. Laye Conde, Oury Jalloh, Lars Rehbeil, David and all the other deaths, we don't know even the names!
March 2, 2010
It’s been slow around here lately, so we decided to translate the Spanish version (which was likely translated from the original Greek) of a new letter from Panagiotis Masouras, who is one of the people being detained preventively in the “Fire Cells Conspiracy” case in Greece.
Are you trembling my dear?
You would tremble even more,
If you knew where I was taking you
Captive behind the walls of a modern reformatory for democracy’s transgressors. The days, the months, the years will be gradually killed off with the discipline embodied by the proud stance of revolutionaries, the ones who are trying to achieve the impossible. Embraces will also die out in the echoing, funereal silence of submissive prisoners.
An unofficial war is being waged on all fronts. Behind it hide the interests and positional jockeying of political parties. The frenzy of disinformation and cruel brainwashing is a given. The media, those grave robbers, are always methodically hammering away at the delicate stitching of the social fabric. Thirsty for more fear and more insecurity, they call for social awareness and collaboration in order to confront the “new terrorism.”
The echoes of their reports—from the centers of the administration and fabrication of morals and customs—now overflow from frenzied imaginations.
The situation is very clear. A home was called “a safe house,” comradely friendships became “a criminal organization,” and fingerprints found at the house were presented as “irrefutable evidence of guilt,” guilt of membership in the “Fire Cells Conspiracy” organization.
Some people remain imprisoned and others are being hunted for arrest, solely on the basis of fingerprints, while each time the group strikes, the authorities generate a new arrest warrant. The case is being handled as a means to pave the way toward authoritatively confirming whatever they are incapable of demonstrating through logic. This is fertile ground, which in the future will allow them (on a media as well as a legal level) to bring charges by the truckload.
Since our arrest, things have carried on in the same way. In December, the Minister of Soldier Protection* gave the order for “preventive detentions,” raided the “safe house” known as the Resalto anarchist social center, put a price of 600,000 Euros on the heads of three of our comrades, made declarations about connections between “organized crime” and “the common revolutionary fund,” and spoke about “the war.” Additionally, he established the institution of the “neighborhood cop” and called on all aspiring soldiers to collaborate for the cause of social peace and security. He also attempted to dismember the revolutionary milieu through a cunning de-politicization, talking about “the ideologues” on the one side and “the vandals” on the other. In this way, it was thought that the revolutionary forces would sacrifice their own structures and participants on the altar of social prosperity.
The objective of Power is neither to dismantle the “Fire Cells Conspiracy” nor to keep some specific people “out of play.” Its objective is to isolate and neutralize everything that is “against the rules” and potentially revolutionary—from groups in which people collectivize their individualism, to social centers, squats, black blocs, and potential new comrade combatants.
Under-the-table games can’t scare us, nor do they leave us bewildered. We’ve always known about the surgical precision used by the media and the political powers to de-ideologize the revolutionary milieu.
Typical extermination and vengeance play the principal roles in their war, attacking the nerve centers of our daily experience, which is one of dignity and radicalized consciousness.
Let’s oppose the jailers of our hearts, as enemies.
The cries of battle must be heard on both sides of the bars.
Attack now, everywhere, against everything.
On the side of those captured and being hunted as members of the “Fire Cells Conspiracy.”
On the side of comrades with a price on their heads.
On the side of dignified prisoners everywhere.
Face to face with ourselves, always.
Embracing the war.
—Panagiotis Masouras, Avlona prison, February 2010
*A reference to Michalis Chrysohoidis, Greece’s Minister of Citizen Protection
- Announcement, anarchists from Aigaleo, west Attica:ATHENS
from December 2008 to Spring of 2010 ...
It is obvious that the bosses are not bankrupt. And, in the middle of the crisis, there is no question to raise the taxation on business or prohibit the export of capital. Along with the looting of the "lower" classes, it is also promoted the proletarianization against parts of the middle class.
It is obvious that the Greek state may herald a possible bankruptcy but at the same time 15,000 more police officers get in assistance. The government is requesting also assistance with police from other European countries who want to shield the capitalist aggression.
It is obvious that the left mediation indicates its willingness to use up any momentum. The Communist Party, in daily time through PAME, down on the streets is trying to realize its through-out years high expectations of exit from the EU under the motto: only if Greece will leave the EU can the unpopular measures be blocked. Invests now in a unique opportunity to broaden its base. SYRIZA is putting aside the dead-ends of its ragged references and indicates its presence in the downtown of Athens and in the neighborhoods around, trying cowardly to draw (de: schöpfen) political surplus value with the substitution from the social-democratic deficit of PASOK.
It is obvious that the syndicalistic mediation is missing, which is charged to the political crisis of legitimacy of the system.
It is obvious that the mass media support the sovereign choices as an intensiv part of them. By using a blank polemic to government announcements, distortion of social reactions, hidding of events, refraction of resistances.
It is obvious that the upcoming revolt is already here. The political and social mediations are "convincing" only itself, are trying to screw on the sofa the endangered petty bourgeoisism or fence behind banal plakats the members and the edges of the organizations. The overwhelming resisting majority evades from these obvious elements straightly out on the streets. The people declare an aggressive and uncompromising disobedience.
What is not obvious - burried under tones of burgeois propaganda - is an antiauthoritarian project on the streets, neighborhoods, workplaces, at any spot affected by the state capitalist attack. It is needed an intensification of political and social presence, not as a supplement to the left mediation - that on one hand steps out on the streets with tense practice, but on the other hand steps with hostile inhalts for the social liberation - but as a selfworth with benchmarks to the self-organization, the inmediative struggle and solidarity. December 2008 has already evinved the potentials of an antiauthoritarian subversive word. Spring of 2010 requires the broadening of subversive inhalts, the unlimited intensity and extent of the liberatory project, the expansion of liberalized spaces and times and their social safeguarding.
During these days the biggest enemy of the oppressed people is their own inertia.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Three people died on Wednesday and two others on Thursday from wounds they received in street battles on Wednesday, radio networks said.
The confrontations have ceased, at least for now, but an atmosphere of great tension persists, police spokesmen in Piura told Efe, but they were unable to confirm the two latest deaths.
For the moment, only three deaths have been officially confirmed, Interior Minister Octavio Salazar said, adding that he also had been informed about the other two fatalities.
The confrontations were precipitated when about 1,000 shopkeepers demonstrated in Piura, which is 1,050 kilometers (651 miles) north of Lima, after they could not meet with Mayor Monica Zapata at city hall and began a street protest, a situation that was taken advantage of by criminals to attack different premises.
The shopkeepers were protesting the city’s plan to remove the street vendors who traditionally set up their stands outside the city market.
“We came upon an activity that the shopkeepers were doing, which was not authorized, and when they began damaging public and private property, we intervened,” said Salazar.
A total of 137 people were arrested, Salazar said. It was not reported whether there were any casualties among the police.
About 500 police officers have been deployed in the city, both those on the local force as well as ones dispatched from other cities, including Chiclayo, Trujillo and Lima, police spokesmen said. EFE
Hundreds of students from several campuses clashed with police in Makassar on Wednesday and Thursday, leaving three police posts and the student organization’s secretariat office damaged.
A clash also flared up between students and local residents in which either side hurled rocks at each other.
Thursday’s clash was a follow-up of Wednesday, when rallies held in the wake of the plenary session by the House of Representatives in Jakarta, turned violent with students blockading the streets and pelting stones, damaging traffic lights and government offices.
Wednesday’s riot left a police officer injured. In retaliation, several members of the 88 Special Detachment raided the secretariat’s office of the Association of Islamic Students (HMI).
That evening, the South Sulawesi Police office and the HMI officials came to a compromise that the clashes were not institutional but personal.
While deploring the anarchist actions by the students, police chief Insp. Gen. Adang Rochjana expressed his concern over the assault on the HMI office and extended an apology.
However, not all students accepted the compromise, which led to Thursday’s flare-up of violent protests.
The students attacked the police posts with logs and stones. The mob also vented their anger by vandalizing billboards and traffic light. Traffic was redirected as the roads became strewn with rocks.
The students barricaded the main street by holding up two trucks, which cut access from
the city to the southern part of the province, and laid waste to a nearby police post that was unattended.
At one point, hundreds of local residents decided to take the law into their own hands and chase the students away. When the students regrouped and fought back, the local residents were themselves chased from the area.
The clashes took place in front of the campuses of the State Islamic University (UIN) Alauddin Hasanuddin University and University of Muslim Indonesia.
Anti-terror police were deployed to disperse the students, they fired tear gas to little effect as protesters continued to launch hit-and-run attacks on the police.
The police finally herded the students onto the university’s campus.
The students suspected police of provoking residents into clashing and playing part in event assaulting the police posts.
Police chief Adang promised stern action against those responsible for the commotion.
“I will act on whoever involved in anarchism from Wednesday and Thursday…be they students or police personnel,” he said.
from 2.00 till 4.00 pm, 130 comrades from athens, defying the rain, went to aulwna to express their solidarity to the comrades P.M. and M.G., who are in jail awaiting trial accused of being members of "conspirasy cells of fire", in the halandri "den" case.
Chants were shouted, a banner was raised and there was communacation with the comrades behind the walls,which we hope got strength from this move of ours.
The presense of the police, that had found out about this move,(it was only circulated mouth to mouth) was very big,riot cops etc., but there was no problems. it was raining most of the time but that dint bother anyone, the time we stayed was as long as the hostages of the state had their time outside.
the riot cops were heard saying "we are gonna fuck you up" and other things like that.
The comrades simply replied "we will see you on thursday" (there has been another strike and demonstration called for thursday 11 march). As for how the cops found out about this, after 1973 the whole of the politechnic has been bugged everywhere.
The passion for freedom is stronger than their prisons!!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Nantes, March 2d: The Saint-Donatien basilica and the Saint-Clément churches have been vandalized.
One could read on Saint-Donatien basilica:
„Burn your church!“ on the walls, and a big ‚A‘ on the front door.
The private catholic school Saint-Donatien was also recovered: « Priests to the pyre, the witches in liberty!“ and „No god, no master!“
Two days before, the Saint-Clément church found its chairs broken, like a hand of St-Pierre. A picture of the Way to the Cross has been stolen.
Four people had their ID controlled on Saturday night, and are suspected for that acts.
Angers, March 4th:
New graffitis after the suicide in Orvault, in the prison for under-age youth (EPM)
The Youth Judicial Police (PJJ) was recovered: “ The EPM kills!“
On the back of the Court House, another graffiti: „Justice kills“
Near the prison, one could read: „The State imprisons, the state kills!“, „solidarity“ and „this world is a prison, let’s burst!“
„courage and determination to the imprisoned people and their relatives“
Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.
To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.
ARSON AND WILDFIRE FOR EVERY PRISON
SOLIDARITY TO ALL PRISONERS IN GREECE
VIDEO FROM THE COMRADES IN THE SUPERMARKET IN SALONIKI 15/6
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST REVOLUTIONARIES
AND TO ANARCHIST KOSTANDINA KARAKATSANI
(accused for being members of Conspiracy of cells of fire)
Solidarity to urban guerillas Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa
and to anarchists, Christophoros Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vaggelis Stathopoulos
that are prosecuted for the "Revolutionary Struggle" case
Comrade salutes to urban guerilla Dimitris Koufodinas
and the unrepentant of the "17th November" group.
Solidarity to the inprisoned anarchists Simos Seisidis, Giannis Dimitrakis,
Michal Pawlak (polish comrade that is inprisoned in koridallos prisons for the events on 6/12/09,
Polikarpos Gewrgiadis, Christos Stratigopoulos, Alfredo Bonnano, Ilias Nikolaou and Aris Seirinidis
HONOUR TO URBAN GUERILLA LAMBROS FOUNDAS
Against the state, prison, capital.