Saturday, April 24, 2010
On the occasion of the European Summit, celebrated in the Spanish State due to the rotating presidency of the EU, an anticapitalist and antiauthoritarian group has decided not to remain silent in view of the provocations the power in charge of the world crisis has implemented. We are ready to denounce the hypocrisy and the falsity of those who govern and to make hear the voice of the oppressed ones by any means necessary.
During this June, leaders of different countries will come to Barcelona, among them members of the European Union or other states, such as Israel and Egypt, in order to treat topics like immigration, energy, trading, social control, tourism… This set of meetings does not have any other goal than to consolidate their power and manage the economic crisis inherent in the capitalist system to support the social peace.
From this anticapitalist group, we would like to make an international call so everybody who has the chance could come to Barcelona between May, the 29th and June, the 7th in order to fight the established powers and break the silence of the social peace.
During these days, it has been organized a set of acts, mobilizations and talks which make an anti-summit days, reflecting on immigration, social control, etc, topics appeared in the official summit but the other way round, dealing with the autonomous, libertarian and combative point of view. From this group we invite all comrades to join the efforts and organize themselves against the established system.
Salute and keep on fighting!
Amb motiu de la Cimera Europea per la Unió de la Mediterrània que se celebrarà a l’Estat espanyol per la presidència de torn del govern de Zapatero, un col·lectiu anticapitalista i antiautoritari ha decidit no quedar-se callat davant les provocacions del poder culpable de la crisi mundial i està disposat a denunciar la hipocresia i la falsedat dels que manen i a fer sentir la veu dels oprimits pels mitjans que calguin.
Durant el mes de juny, acudiran a Barcelona els caps d’estat de diferents països entre ells els membres de la Unió Europea o altres Estats com Israel i Egipte per tractar temes com immigració, energies, comerç, control social, turisme… Aquest seguit de reunions no tenen altre objectiu que consolidar el seu poder i gestionar la crisi econòmica inherent al sistema capitalista per mantenir la pau social.
Des d’aquest col·lectiu anticapitalista fem una crida internacional per tal que tothom qui pugui vingui a Barcelona entre els dies 29 de maig i 7 de juny per combatre els poders establerts i trencar el silenci de la pau social.
A Barcelona durant aquells dies s’han organitzat un seguit d’actes, mobilitzacions i xerrades que conformaran una contra cimera en que es tractaran els mateixos temes que a la cimera “oficial” però des del punt de vista autònom, llibertari, combatiu. Des del col·lectiu convidem a totes les companyes a unir forces i autoorganitzar-se contra el sistema establert.
Salut i que la lluita continuï!!!
Friday, April 23, 2010
into luxury hotels even if the prisoners of all prisons are
satisfied with '' reduced sentences'' even if the everyday
betings of prisoners are replaced by sly agreements and
assimilated by correctional policies in accordance with the
'' human rights'' model, even if ''whit cells''turn ''pink''
and heroin gives way to methadone we will remain forever
enemies of every structure tht denies us our freedom.
Yannis Dimitrakis, Giorgos Voutsis-Vogiatzis, Polykarpos Georgiadis
who is found incarcerated for
the expropriation of ETE bank on Solonos street.
WE ARM - WE AIM - WE FIRE...
BECAUSE WE ARE AT WAR
Black Fever Gang
upcomingApril 27 international solidarity day ahead of court of appeals for anarchist Yiannis Dimitrakis
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Our comrade Tamara walked out of Brians prison this morning. Thanks to all who supported her in one way or another.
Not much more is known right now. We imagine that some of the appeals for provisional liberty pending trial have been granted, although we cannot confirm this. It’s likely that she will still have to face a lengthy judicial process.
LET’S HOPE ALL OUR ABDUCTED COMRADES SOON ESCAPE THE BEAST’S CLUTCHES.
On Sunday, April 18th, 40-50 Anarchists and their friends held a noise demo in solidarity with prisoners locked up at the Maplehurst Correctional Complex and Vanier Center for Women. This superprison is located 30 minutes west of Toronto. As the march began, the front sign into the prison was spray-painted with the slogans “against prison” and “against police.” We walked around the (large) perimeter of the institution with banners, yelling fierce chants, lighting fireworks and banging on drums. The prisoners mirrored our excitement with powerful rhythmic banging, yelling and cheering. This enthusiastic response was felt deep in our crew. We were inspired to see the immediate and tangible result of our solidarity. The cops and screws were certainly not pleased with our presence there (and we certainly are never pleased with their presence anywhere). Despite the cops’ intentions, no arrests were made. On the way out we cut through the parking lot to distribute flyers.
Here is the speech that was read through a megaphone twice – once next to Vanier, and again near the maximum security wing of Maplehurst:
“There are about 1900 people locked inside this provincial superprison. Over 2/3 of whom are awaiting trial and haven’t even been convicted of a crime.
“The reason I’m here today is to express solidarity with prisoners locked behind these walls, and all prisoners fighting for freedom. I want the people inside Maplehurst and Vanier to know that they are not alone; that we are thinking of them out here, and we desire to destroy these cages with them. With all its violence and cruelty, repression and isolation, surveillance and harassment, prison is a daily reality that can’t be ignored or tolerated.
“Ultimately, the reason I’m standing here is because I want freedom. Not just this shitty excuse for ‘freedom’ we are offered on the ‘outside’ as long as we stay confined within the realm of acceptable behavior. I want a lot more than that. I want freedom from rape culture and patriarchy, police repression and court battles. I want freedom from borders and deportations, colonization and racism, and freedom from the State constantly dictating my choices.
“We can gain strength to fight for a world that we want to see, and challenge each other to create it. The dim reality that is this fucked up world can be confronted, as the function of prison can be weakened by our solidarity.
“I want to express solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis, a bank robber and anarchist revolutionary from Greece who has an appeal to his 35 year sentence coming up on April 28. I also want to express solidarity with comrades in Vancouver facing repression and charges for the resistance during the Olympics. This is for all our comrades in Greece and everywhere who are rising up real fierce to tear down the prison-world. Across borders and oceans we can inspire each other and share struggle.
“There are no ‘humane’ forms of incarceration and punishment. Because the one thing the state can never give us is our freedom. This we will always have to take for ourselves.
“THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN THEIR PRISONS!”
Here are some chants to share:
“In Every City, In Every Town, Burn Their Prisons To The Ground!”
“They Can Take Our Lives Away, But Not Our Dignity! Our Hearts Will Pound Against The Walls, Until We Are All Free!”
“Prisoners Everywhere, Solidarity and Love! Against The Violence of Capital, Our Struggle Is One!”
“Maplehurst and Everywhere, Fire To The Prisons!”
“Milton To Greece, Fuck The Police!”
This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 at 11:37 pm and is filed under Prison Struggle.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
April 12th, Dijon: arson of three vans of the Red Cross
„In Dijon on April 12th, three vans of the Red Cross caught fire and a wall has been decorated with “ manages and makes profit of ghettos for poor“.
Because localy and internationaly the Red Cross carries out the same rotten role, concerning the management of the poor populations. Humanitarian help, this „big market“ of specialists who construct their prestige and money with it, have beeter to keep their space, preventing if it’s needed the concerned people from helping directly each other.
Their tools of (re)pression couldn‘t stop the revoltees ( ‚antiterrorist‘ investigation about the solidarity actions for the prisoners of the prisons for migrants, in Paris, Turin, or any prison…). Indeed, one of the italian rentention center (CIE), managed by the Red Cross has mainly burnt on March 29th. In the CIE of Milan, other prisoners started a hunger/smoke strike to show their solidarity.
No social misery nor co-managers! Let’s feed ourselves with what they deign to drop, and muffle them with their crumbs.
Solidarity with all the revoltees,imprisonned, free and/or hounded by the cops.
Nice escape to the escapees!“
< Indymedia Nantes
-Bouygues, Red Cross, Frontex, Sodhexo…
See HERE about the deportation collaborators ( a list of all the companies participating to this business).
- Solidarity from Vincennes prisonners support committee to the italian arrestees, HERE
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Jakarta – At least three people dead and 150 wounded. That is the toll from clashes yesterday in North Jakarta. Thousands of residents turned to urban warfare against 2 thousand public officials, backed by the police. The violence was unleashed by a dispute over land in sub-Koja district, near the port of Tanjung Priok. Rumors that officials demolished the tomb of a famous 18th century Islamic preacher also contributed to exacerbate the Muslims.
Overnight Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called a press conference at the palace, calling on citizens to remain calm. “I am very sorry – said the head of state – for the violence that occurred in North Jakarta”. The President has ordered the governor of the capital, Fauzi Bowo to initiate detailed investigations on the matter. Meanwhile, one thousand police officers are guarding the city hall in central Jakarta, in an area not far from the offices of Vice-President of Indonesia and the U.S. embassy.
The origin of the clashes is a dispute over a plot of land – 20 square meters wide – near the busiest port in the country: the Tanjung Priok Export-Import, north of the capital. The area is in the sights of PT Pelindo, a company which runs the airport that aims to take over the property to build a road and rail link to the port. Injunctions by public officials to demolish illegal houses were met by a residents protest complete with machetes, sticks, swords and small arms.
Meanwhile, the ethnic Chinese community – the victim of a harsh attack in 1998, costing thousands of lives and destroying millions of business – is on alert for fear of further violence. The commercial heart of the capital is in fact only three kilometers from the area where the clashes occurred. Yesterday, demonstrators blocked vehicles and forced drivers to show identity cards, looking for plainclothes police officers or public officials.
The local Muslims ire has been further exacerbated by a rumour that officials – known by the nickname Satpol PP – demolished the tomb of Habib Hasan bin Muhammad Al Hadad, a famous 18th century Muslim preacher, the protagonist of the spread of Islam in Java.
Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo immediately intervened in an attempt to calm the waters, stressing that the administration has no intention of infringing on the place of worship sacred to all Muslims of North Jakarta. President Yudhoyono finally ordered the immediate cancellation of the plan to demolish of homes in the disputed zone.
Jakarta Police refuse to respond on clash containment failure accusation
Jakarta Police spokesman said Saturday that the institution would further evaluate Wednesday’s deadly clash in North Jakarta, refusing to respond on accusation that the police had failed to help contain the conflict.
“We have to look first; what caused [the clash]; who was responsible,” Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar, the spokesman, said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
The riot in Koja, North Jakarta, claimed the lives of three public order officers and injured at least 128 people. The clash erupted as the public order officers attempted to seize an Islamic leader memorial complex.
Earlier on Saturday, Hotman Sinambela, a top official at the Public Order Agency accused that the police had left his subordinates as clash broke out, leaving public order officers to their own devices.
Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo had suspended Public Order Agency head Harianto Badjoeri.
The clash was triggered by a land dispute between state-owned port operator PT Pelindo II and the self-proclaimed heirs of revered Muslim figure, Arif Billah Hasan bin Muhammad Al Hadad, whose tomb used to be located at the memorial complex on the land.
It seems this was a pre-meditated attack against the railroad police.
Freedom | 20.04.2010 14:49
Need it be said that we remember Alfredo and Christos, imprisoned in Korrydallos for a revolutionary act of expropriation against a bank in Trikala last October.
Until every filthy manifestation of this social prison in nothing but broken glass and burnt rubble, we will continue to fight.
Last Tuesday, March 23rd, a few hundred flyers were handed out at the entrance, inside and around the Commercial and Economic Section of the Greek Embassy in Lisbon.
The text of the flyer:
« Freedom for all, in Greece and everywhere.
It’s true, the situation in Portugal is the same as in Greece. Populations living in poverty, on a daily misery in which we feel life turning into survival, at the same time that bosses and banks rob us of each moment and each place that used to be ours. Police, courts and prisons for those who dare to confront that misery and, increasingly, even for those who do not confront it at all. People that with a disgusting regularity are persecuted, beaten or murdered with shots by the police, because we all are a potential threat, no more no less, because the State has the authority and the weapons and the fear of revolt. Prisons that efficiently do their job: to eliminate dignity, to serve as a warehouse of undesirables, to give the example, to execute rebelliousness. To execute, plain and simply.
But in Portugal, as in Greece, as everywhere, there are those who do not stay still in the face of this system of exploitation, of oppression, of the elimination of everything that still breaths freely. There are those who put despair and resignation away, and grab life with nails and teeth, going for the attack.
Christos Stratigopoulos and Alfredo Maria Bonanno are only two of those individuals, arrested on October 2009, following a bank robbery in Trikala, Greece. Regardless of the crimes they are being charged with, the struggle for freedom is the crime they’ve always committed.
We want to denounce, in particular, the abusive detention of Alfredo M. Bonanno under unacceptable conditions in the prison of Koridallos (Athens), worsened even more with the attempt to frame him up with another bank robbery on July 2009. The politics of vengeance of the State has the aim of eliminating physically and psychologically this comrade of 73 years old who faces serious health problems. Alfredo Bonanno is an anarchist, involved in the movement since decades ago, active in the resistance against the dictatorship of the Greek colonels (1967-1974), and writer and editor of many anarchist texts. These are the true reasons for which they keep him in prison under conditions that endanger his life.
We demand the immediate release of Alfredo Maria Bonanno.
For the destruction of all prisons.
International solidarity initiative to Alfredo M. Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos »
On the same day a banner with the words “Against the Greek State and all prisons / Freedom for Bonanno and Christos” was hung on the Alameda fountain, in Lisbon.
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.