Saturday, September 18, 2010

Call for International Solidarity to Comrades in Chile

Responding to the Call for International Solidarity by the persecuted and rebellious comrades in Chile, we call on people around the world to express their solidarity and in Athens we invite a

Gathering of Solidarity
on Friday, September 24th at 5pm,
outside of the Chilean Embassy (Bas. Sofias 25)

On August 14th 2010 the Chilean State, under orders of special district attorney Alejandro Pena, began a campaign of oppression against Chilean agonists, code named "Salamander." With invasions into social spaces, occupations and dozens of homes throughout the country, 14 people were arrested and taken to the Nunoa police station. The next day they were led to the courts of Santiago and charged with over 100 bomb attacks made over the past years in all of Chile. The assembly which gathered outside of the courthouse in a display of solidarity was violently suppressed and 40 people were detained.

With the unanimous aid of the mass media in creating a negative climate against the arrestees and without real evidence against them, the court of Santiago ordered that 8 of the 14 be kept in custody until trial. The other 6 were released with restrictive measures, forbidden to leave the country, to communicate with each other, to visit the imprisoned or the social centers and occupations the police had invaded, and that they must present themselves to local authorities every week. The men were taken to C.A.S. maximum security prison and the women to Centro de Orientation Femenina, all in solitary confinement. On Monday September 6th another 2 people were arrested in the context of the “bomb case” spectacle.

Over the past years the democratic facade of the Chilean State, under the guise of financial development, has circumvented most social and union rights and sold off huge portions of land to multinational companies (Benetton) and the logging, livestock and tourism industries, primarily in the south, violently evicting the indigenous Mapuche peoples from their ancestral land. In the Mapuche territories right-wing paramilitary groups guided by rich landowners have become active and terrorize and murder people who choose to resist the plans of the dominant. Conflicts erupt and dozens of indigenous agonists and arrested and imprisoned. Over 400 people are awaiting trial, most of whom are farmers struggling to regain the land which in the past was stolen by the Chilean army and is now in the hands of multinational logging and energy companies.

Also, since 2009 a special “anti-terrorist” law from the days of the Pinochet dictatorship has been reactivated so as to crack down on the recent upsurge of attacks and unrest in the south of the country, for which the indigenous Mapuche are accused. The controversial law triples the penalties for arson and land occupations and has been used 16 times in the past 10 years. This past summer Mapuche political prisoners began a hunger strike (shortly after by means of court order they were forced into compulsory sustenance) and in September they were followed by imprisoned minors, struggling for the liberation of the political prisoners and the ending of their prosecution.

As social inequalities intensify, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, in all of Chile social resistance strengthens and every demonstration breaks out into conflict while in parallel there are bomb attacks against state and corporate targets. In the context of this social unrest, the pogrom against anarchist/ libertarian comrades is carried out, who by no evidence other than their activeness in social struggles are considered responsible for the conflicts and the bombings.

From the joint announcement of the Autonomous Social Space and Libertarian Library Jonny Cariqueo and the occupied Social Space and Library Vanzetti, La Crota bikepunk:

"We are the target chosen to cover up the tragedy of the 33 miners and their families, victims of the exploitation of the powerful, and the hunger strike of the Mapuche comrades who are struggling for their land." "The political and legal fabrication is obvious, the construction of an illegal 'terrorist' organization with leaders is schizophrenic. We, as anti authoritarians and anarchists do not believe in, nor do we obey hierarchies, much less orders. That which district attorney Pena calls funding terrorism is called international solidarity. That which the police call "centers of power" are houses in which libraries are built and the people are called upon to face the current reality of exploitation and nonsense, places were social relationships are built far from commercialization, based on values such as solidarity, horizontal relationships, mutual support and self-management."

Responding to the Call for International Solidarity by the persecuted and rebellious comrades in Chile, we call on people around the world to express their solidarity and in Athens we invite a
Gathering of Solidarity
on Friday, September 24th at 5pm,
outside of the Chilean Embassy (Bas. Sofias 25)


Assembly for Solidarity
Open Assembly of Anarchists for a United Polymorphic Movement
(Athens, Greece)

Mons - Chevrolet burned

MONS – During the night, a luxury car Chevrolet Captiva was put on fire. The vehicule is completely destroyed.


Vielsalm - Working engines of mine firebombed

VIELSALM – The director of a mining company is complaining about the fact that his working engines and other company material were already three times firebombed in the last months. He says damage goes above 2 million euros.


Simultaneous riots in the prison and detention centre for immigrants in Merksplas

mardi 14 septembre 2010

Sunday, about 70 prisoners of the prison of Merksplas started a riot. They started by refusing to go back to their cells; going on then with breaking windows and tearing down infrastructure of the prison. When police forces arrived, tens of prisoners barricades themselves inside a wing where they resisted till the arrival of the special intervention unit of the federal police. The rioters caused quite some damage and also tried to put fire by burning a ping pong table. The syndicate of the guards say the prisoners were protesting against the fact that they don’t have water or a toilet in their cells.
Just at the moment that big part of the police force was coming again out of the prison, just on the opposite side of the street, in the detention centre for immigrants, a riot broke out. The Office des Etrangers refused to give any more information about the revolt, but the guards syndicate talk about sans-papiers trying a collective escape. Some sans-papiers had a confrontation with the police, but were finally overwhelmed and put in isolation. Two days before, on Friday, two sans-papiers escaped from the centre (a fact which the media didn’t mention). A part of the prisoners of the detention centre is currently on hungerstrike to protest against the conditions and ask an immediate liberation. They also denounce the fact that direction and guards try to make them shut up.
On Monday, the guards of the centre went on strike, protesting against the ongoing insecurity and revealing that the police had to intervene already 4 times this month (September) to stop revolts. Police and the social service of the centre took now over the control of the centre.

Compilation of the Flemish press.

Call out for Action in Amsterdam against Squatting Ban

The law against squatting in the Netherlands goes in effect on October 1, so there will be actions going on in Amsterdam from Sept 25 - October 1st (and beyond). Any and all people concerned with housing issues and autonomous spaces are encouraged to come join us at this important time.

The squatting ban is not a threat - it’s an opportunity and a tool. …and we like tools.

As of the 1st of October, squatting will be illegal in the Netherlands. These are our last days of 'legal' squatting and the first days of our new lives as criminals. Unlike what's been claimed, the new law provides no solution for vacant houses but instead just gives more protection to house owners that love to speculate with their properties. In theory squatting, or simply being in a squatted house, can very soon lead to up to two years in prison.

It is time to revolt against the squatting ban and the State with its repressive politics against everything that is not mainstream and commercial. We will take to the streets - we will show them our anger and our strength. We need to make clear that this law will not scare us and stop us from squatting. With all our actions, with keeping up living the way we do let's show that we are not afraid of their laws and their bans. This time they should really expect resistance. The time for action is now!

From the 25th of September and onwards several actions will happen throughout Amsterdam.

The actions will start on the 25th of September with the Dam sleeping action. ( ) There we will show the general public all the things we do in squats: people's kitchens, give-away shops, music, dance and theatre performances, crusty punk bands and everything in between.

That day will be a kick-off for a week of different actions in the city. During the week three days full of activities, workshops and discussions will take place in a social center. There will be food and music, but besides that it is also an opportunity for everyone to get together and to think of different kinds of actions that can be taken against those behind the creation and implementation of the new law. Let's pick our targets and let them know we're pissed off!

On the 1st of October there will be a demonstration against the kraakverbod. Come to the Spui square in Amsterdam at 17:00!

These days are for us all, the variety of people that form the squatting movements of this and every other country. All different approaches and tactics should be used in the coming struggle. These days should be an inspiration for all the things to come. October is just the beginning.

Get involved! Come from near or far!

Molotov cocktail attack on the outpost of the Turkish Consulate Thessaloniki

Attack with Molotov cocktails made unknown to the outpost of the Turkish consulate in Thessaloniki, at 2.35 o'clock in the morning Saturday 17 /9 The persons covered their faces fired Molotov cocktail at the outpost, located at the intersection of St. Demetrios and St. Paul.
The attack was not injured. The fire burned foliage on the roof of the outpost and caused damage.
to the area rushed police and fire forces.
A similar attack was done by mid August.

UNHCR alert after attacks
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) yesterday expressed “extreme concern” following a string of violent attacks involving immigrants in the district of Aghios Panteleimonas, near central Athens.
“The attacks and brawls have created a tense and explosive atmosphere which is unsettling local residents,” the UNHCR said. The agency called on authorities to avert similar attacks and “promote initiatives to tackle social exclusion.” The UNHCR’s appeal follows a recent wave of violence that started with a vicious attack on an Afghan aid worker by 20 assailants last Saturday. On Thursday, three Afghan men were charged with attacking an Albanian minor and two Greek nationals who came to the latter’s aid. Later that day, unidentified arsonists torched a cafe owned by an Afghan and two Bangladeshis stabbed the owner of a local convenience store before fleeing with his takings. from the greekmedia...

Armed robberies
Two post offices and a cafe were targeted by armed robbers in Attica yesterday, according to police reports. The first of the holdups took place early yesterday morning, when two armed men stormed a cafe in the southern suburb of Voula, fired shots into the air and made off with an unspecified amount of cash. Later, at 8 a.m., a gunman walked into a post office in Alimos, also south of Athens, grabbed some money and rode off on a motorcycle. Just a few minutes after that, another armed man robbed a post office in Peristeri and escaped on foot. None of the perpetrators have been identified. greek media...

Juan Carlos Rico Rodriguez: In Solidarity with Marco Camenisch

17 09 2010 From Hommodolars Contrainformación (September 16, 2010):
Marco Camenisch has spent almost twenty years in prison. Like thousands of prisoners locked up in dozens of States, Marco should be on the streets. If he’s not, it’s because the Swiss State (just like any other State) systematically violates the “laws” it has made regarding the “fulfillment of sentences.” In practical terms, this means that once the threshold of the prison grounds is crossed, “laws” are only that—long-winded manuscripts whose real function is to facilitate State Crime and institutionalized murder, under the cover of “morals” and a certain “legal” legitimacy. Unfortunately, this is an indisputable reality that can be verified by the many prisoners with decades of captivity behind us who are—lucky?—to (still) be “alive.”
The only “Universal Law” that governs prison life is the social and physical death of prisoners.
With this short reflection, I simply want to highlight that by not eating on September 18 and 19 I will be joining the international days of action for the liberation of Marco Camenisch, which I extend to all the imprisoned comrades who are paying with their lives for taking a stand and struggling against a global socioeconomic-“cultural” System that has only brought about inequality, pain, and death for millions of human beings, as well as the gradual destruction of the planet we inhabit.

Fire to the System!
—Juan Carlos Rico Rodriguez, Valdemoro Prison Slaughterhouse (Block 4)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Solidarity for the Arrested Anarchists in Chile

Today we confront a pack of hounds--the police, the judiciary, the media--that seeks to annihilate us. They have created a great frame-up that they are trying to elaborate with a charge of illicit terrorist association based on our personal friendships and relations--a large vertical structure in which there are leaders, executives, and assistants. Any libertarian or anarchist knows in their heart that this is a lie.

Updates on Solidarity for the Arrested Anarchists in Chile

Stop the media circus against the 14 arrested on the 14th of August!
We put out a call to overcome the isolation and destroy this siege of disinformation.
The circus has filled the gallery--Mr. Roundup, the diminutive Peña, and the other clowns have as of today exchanged their big red noses for microphones and television cameras. The wild beasts are caged while the obedient spectator-citizens applaud with viciousness and await the next spectacle.
Today we confront a pack of hounds--the police, the judiciary, the media--that seeks to annihilate us. They have created a great frame-up that they are trying to elaborate with a charge of illicit terrorist association based on our personal friendships and relations--a large vertical structure in which there are leaders, executives, and assistants. Any libertarian or anarchist knows in their heart that this is a lie.
We are making a call-out to all individuals in or outside of this territory for international solidarity--to inform yourselves, to act, to broadcast that in this part of the world they are trying to annihilate our ideas and silence our voices. We need strength and support from any and everyone who has taken up permanent conflict against the State and capital. Now more than ever we need to demonstrate that we are not alone, that we are thousands spread across the world. We must make our rage contagious and turn solidarity into a practice and a weapon against those who would have our heads.
Release for the compañeros of 14/8 is rejected, and two are sent back to pretrial detention translation of an article published Friday, August 27 2010 on
On Thursday the Appellate Court of San Miguel ratified the pretrial detention of those accused in the investigation of the “bombing case,” considering them a danger to public safety.
The Fourth Court of the tribunal rejected the appeal presented by the defense for the accused, who have been held since August 18 after being formally charged with illegal association and the placing of explosive and/or incendiary devices. Said appeal consisted of rejecting preventive detention in favor of cautionary measures such as travel restrictions, weekly sign-ins, etc.
The court also revoked the release of Carlos Riveros and Camilo Perez, who had been let out after their court appearance on Tuesday the 17th. The attorney in charge of the “bombing case” and the plaintiff from the Parochial Church Inmaculada Concepción in Vitacura requested the re-imprisonment of these two compañeros.
Currently the only ones who have been released with cautionary measures are Candelaria Cortes, Diego Morales, Ivan Goldenberg and Cristian Cancino. Their restrictions consist of: prohibition on international travel, non-association with their co-accused, weekly sign-ins, and prohibition from visiting some of the compañeros in preventive detention.
There are currently 10 compañeros in preventive detention.
Pablo Morales. Rodolfo Retamales. Omar Hermosilla. Vinicio Aguilera. Francisco Solar. Felipe Guerra. Camilo Pérez. Carlos Riveros. Mónica Caballero. Andrea Urzúa.
All of the compañeros are being held in the Maximum Security wing of the High Security Jail in Santiago.
The compañeras are being held in the Special Section of High Security in the Women's Penitentiary Center.
From the underground, insurrectionalist groups on the frame-up of August 14 translation of a communique published August 26, 2010 on for informational and cautionary purposes of those travelling to South America
We write from the underground of all of South America. Delegates from the undersigned collectives took the time to convene and send this message of truth to all of the population conscious of their oppression by the Chilean state.
1: We condemn the terrorist actions of the Chilean state, systematic during these 200 years of repression and social inequality maintained with blood and fire by each of its rotten institutions.
2: With all the strength in our insurgent blood WE REPUDIATE the spectacle of raids and detentions brought down on the popular youth on Saturday, August 14.
3: With full and complete responsibility WE DECLARE that NONE of the imprisoned belong to or have ever participated in collectives that have decided to respond with bombs to the history of state violence. This is known to us, as it is known to the government of that clown Piñera and state's attorney Peña.
4: WE ACCUSE the State, servile businesses and the press, all those who cover up the social violence that they impose and point instead to the detonation of occasional bombs that are no more than the result of inequalities and oppressions inherent to capitalism, as being directly responsible for this televised show. THE SOCIAL WAR IS IMPOSED BY THE STATE, we its victims don't invent it, on the contrary, we stop being victims and we rise up as free humans.
5: NEVER have we been present in the squatted houses. Any mildly intelligent person knows that these are cultural spaces where the youth meet to converse, debate, and to experience horizontal, communal living. If the State CRIMINALIZES these spaces it is only out of myopia and the tactical defeat of wanting to annihilate those it cannot understand. The systemic repression of everything youthful is the zenith of orthodox fascism.
6: NEVER have we been in nor made alliances with political parties or movements connected to the right, center, or left. WE NEITHER HAVE NOR RECOGNIZE AUTHORITY, not with anyone, not in the case of bureaucrats nor Marxist ex-combatants nor people with mental problems who claim actions they never carried out (like this unknown who stabbed his girlfriend and still survives in prison). WE ARE LIBERTARIANS. WE DON'T HAVE MILITARY HIERARCHIES NOR PARTY DIRECTIVES. WE ARE WARRIORS FOR FREEDOM. WE ARE EVERYONE.
7. We the undersigned collectives HAVE PLACED BOMBS. Our targets have been banks, financiers, transnational companies, embassies, police stations, barracks, churches, political parties, gyms of the owners of this country, everything that belongs to the historical oppressors of the working people. WE DO NOT REPENT, on the contrary, WE ARE PROUD that so far the police haven't even come close to us. WE ARE THEIR DEFEAT.
8. WE RECOGNIZE that the earthquake this summer affected a large part of the installations of each collective, and we admit that this has limited our actions and so far it has not been possible to reconstruct what was lost.
9: In over 20 years we have made use of different types of weapons. If we had wanted, there would have been deaths, but this is not what we wanted. The famous TNT has formed a part of the popular arsenal for years. The attack on the office of Chilectra was not the first time it was used, as all the compañeros responsible for this attack affirm here in this letter. If you want to know where we obtain it, the answer is simple: on the market, the same one they deify and the same one protected by the new state's attorney.
10. State's attorney Peña. What can we say about him. Only what everyone already knows: a cokehead since his college days, called “jalandro” by his buddies for being a jailer, possessing an inferiority complex much greater than his stature, desirous of power and of the Attorney General's chair, friend of the big drug traffickers to the detriment of the little ones he locked up, liar, coward, and potential murderer. This is state's attorney Peña. Journalists: DON'T BE AFRAID to publish the truth about this sinister bureaucrat.
11. WE DECLARE OUR COLLECTIVE REPUDIATION of the frame-up against the 14 youths. It is the State and capital that share the guilt for the libertarian bombings.
Autonomous and Destructive Forces Leon Czolgosz Anti-Patriotic Gang Severino di Giovanni Federation of the Revolt of February 14 – Gaetano Bresci Brigade Dynamiters' Gang Efrain Plaza Olmedo Miguel Arcangel Roscigna Tamayo Gavilan Antonio Roman Roman Durruti Column Iconoclastic Caravans for Free Will Armed and Soulless Gangs Jean Marc Rouillan
Coordinating Committee of Family Members and Friends for the Freedom of the Prisoners of August 14
After experiencing the police ambush on our own bodies and realizing, as family members and friends, that our children, siblings, and compañeras are being judged prejudicially by the media, we took the initiative to organize ourselves in order to denounce the political persecution they are subject to through a dirty media and judicial frame-up.
And even though it is being presented as a foregone conclusion that they are guilty of participating in a non-existent illegal association, which we are certain not only does not exist, but is not even judicially sustainable, we are ready to begin a battle for their freedom until the final consequences and for this reason we declare the following:
1. The legal device of illegal association, in and of itself, is incommensurate with the ideas, practices, and horizontal associative logics, free of hierarchy, with which the compañeros have proceeded during their political life. The structure that Alejandro Peña presents in his accusation, with special roles and functions, financing and infrastructure, totally contradicts the reflections sustained by prosecutors, spokespersons, and ministers for years, which we can recall in the words of ex-Minister Rossende, affirmations such as “they are groups that lack structure and act in a very precarious manner, thus it is more difficult to dismantle them, identify, detain, and punish them” (radio cooperativa, May 2009) yet in the end, thanks to the magical actions of an unscrupulous state's attorney, there exists an organizational diagram, divulged through the press and already known to everyone.
2. We take it upon ourselves to reveal, through various media, each of their lies and political interests surrounding this case. We are convinced that the media circus of the "bombing case" is just the tip of a repressive iceberg, in which our brothers and sisters are mere scapegoats, used as an example for the rest of the population of the consequences that can befall those who desire liberty and express uncomformity; in this sense, we hold that their imprisonment is a political persecution, an act of annihilation in response to the context of generalized repression and upheaval that becomes more unbearable every day.
3. The proofs they have against our brothers and sisters lack any juridical legitimacy; they are unsustainable on their own and can only make sense if they are meticulously joined with a discursive and cinematographic spectacle prepared to tie them all together, granting them a judicial meaning, apparently credible. The state's attorney's rhetoric, in complicity with the press, has created a trial whose outcome is settled even though it has not yet come to pass, and in which no one seems to remember the presumption of innocence. Historically the manipulation of information has allowed the population to be bombarded with dribble lacking in any critical questions, so that after a week of news headlines and full programs, whose journalistic mediocrity is obvious, they impose a news blackout which we are seeking to transgress in order to shout out in every way possible that this is a media frame-up and that we demand freedom for our compañeras and compañeros.
4. The violence used by the police against everyone who dares oppose the current state of things cannot be questioned in public opinion, and this we declare the real terrorism. We point to the excessive violence, the less lethal ammunition, the beatings, guns, helicopters, and the whole warlike arsenal deployed in the operations to capture people who live at a known residence and lead a public life--none of them were fugitives, nor were any of them armed when they were detained, so the military apparatus used against them can't be justified in any way. The operational excess corresponds to the spectacle that was created, and the fantasies of the state's attorney, for which we denounce the abuse of power against the 14 detainees, against the people living in the houses raided, and in particular against one person, a minor, who despite their young age was given a full dose of police violence without remorse.
In these oppressive times, we know the cost incurred by publicly demonstrating our staunch support for our brothers and sisters in prison, however, it is our responsibility to struggle for their freedom and well-being, so we are calling out for solidarity, for people to inform themselves and break through the isolation.
For an end to political persecution, and freedom for our compañeros.
For the demystification of a non-existent illegal association, for the multiplication of support.
Solidarity with the Mapuche brothers and sisters on hunger strike.

Coordinating Committee of Family Members and Friends for the Freedom of the Prisoners of August 14
Santiago de $hile, 30 August 2010
Notes from the translator:
14 people were arrested and two anarchist social centers closed down in a series of raids in Santiago and Valparaiso on Saturday, August 14.
Sebastian Piñera, of the National Renewal party, is the current president of Chile. His party supported Pinochet at the end of the dictatorship.
On September 18, Chile is celebrating its bicentennial, which is fixing to be a huge, orchestrated show designed to create an illusion of a unified nation, blacking out a context of terrible working conditions, major struggles by the Mapuche against the anti-terrorist law and continuing colonization, by anarchists, people in the slums, and students, against neoliberalism and the state, etc.

Mapuche on hunger strike are entering into critical state

41627.jpegThere is still no concrete answer to the demands of the Mapuche population in Chile. Therefore, 32 political prisoners from this ethnic group are holding a hunger strike that has lasted 52 days. According to a medical report released recently, in the coming days the Indians could enter into a critical and vital risk.
Three strikers were already taken to the hospital with ill-health due to having ingested only liquids. Among them, Felipe and Mauricio Huenchullan Huaiquilao, were taken to emergency medical assistance because they are in life-threatening circumstances. The Mapuche have lost between 15 and 18 pounds since July 12.
"[The strikers] have entered a critical stage, in which they will probably lose more muscle tissue and perhaps in the next few days the organs, such as the liver, kidney and heart are starting to weaken," María Tralcal, spokesman for the strikers' families, told Radio Cooperativa.
The families also expressed though Tralcal that they are still concerned about the health of the strikers, but "also understand that the brothers made a decision and their attitude was always arriving up to the last consequences."
In an attempt to get the attention of the Chilean government, three Mapuche minors imprisoned in the special center of Chol Chol, joined the hunger strike. Louis Marileo Cariqueo, Cayupan Cristian Morales and Jose Perez Ñiripil justified their joining by stating that so far the government's responses were zero for all Mapuche demands. The young people also complain that they are not recognized as political prisoners.
Moreover, there is still the intention of denouncing the irregularities in the detention center for minors, ranging from abuse, up to the restriction of visits and a ban on entry of healthy food such as bread, meat and fruits, while allowing them only to receive sweets, chips and soft drinks.
Given this, the interior minister, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, called on the Mapuche prisoners to terminate the strike and announced the sending of two bills seeking to reform the 'anti-terrorism' law. The intention of the minister was well accepted by the Mapuche leader Jose Nain, who said the Mapuche expect this to be done as soon as possible so that the strikers' health is not weakened further.
Already the attitude of the Chilean president, Sebastián Piñera, was the refusal of negotiations and dialogue with the Mapuche prisoners. Still, the president pledged to change the 'Anti-Terrorism Act' and the code of military justice. So far, the political prisoners are following and awaiting concrete answers to their demands.
The strike began on July 12, in the Temuco and Concepcion prisons and were joined by the Mapuche political prisoners in Angol, Valdivia and Lebu. The focus of the claims is the end of the so called 'anti-terror law', which deals with the Mapuche prisoners as "dangerous enemies of society,' reverses the presumption of innocence to keep suspects detained without evidence, accepts secret investigation, accepts 'faceless witnesses' and triples the penalties, which may range from 60 to 103 years.
Also the Mapuche want the demilitarization of their communities, the end of dual processes in civil and military justice and freedom for all Mapuche political prisoners.
With information from GARA, Nación Mapuche, Mapuche News Kaosenlared

Mapuche hunger strike enters 65th day 14 September

Mapuche protests are often met with a violent police response
Mapuche protests are often met with a violent police response
Thirty-four Mapuche prisoners in Chile today entered the sixty-fifth day of a hunger strike. The protest began to highlight the use by the Chilean government of anti-terror legislation to criminalise attempts by the Mapuche to recover their ancestral land.
Although the Mapuche were only conquered in the 19th century after many years of resistance, most of their lands have since been confiscated by logging companies and wealthy farmers.
Several days ago four Chilean MPs who were visiting the strikers in jail announced that they were themselves joining the hunger strike.
The decision to prosecute the Mapuche under Chile’s strict anti-terror laws means that they can be detained indefinitely; tried in military courts; and receive far harsher sentences than would be the case in a civilian court.
In a belated response to the hunger strike, Chile’s President Piñera has proposed some modifications to the anti-terror legislation. The Mapuche, however, charge that these changes were planned anyway, and there is widespread suspicion that the government’s real motivation is to concede just enough to end the protest before Chile celebrates its Bicentennial on September 18th.
Chile ratified the key law on indigenous peoples, ILO Convention 169, two years ago, but has made little progress in implementing its provisions.

Posters on the crisis (#1) GREECE.

The bold letters read:
The (financial) crisis shall become their crisis once we play with a full deck of playing cards
The crisis is not a natural disaster that simply happens; the crisis is the outcome of the choices of all those who want to maintain this system, in which we are exploited, repressed and governed. Their proposals on how to come out of the crisis do not differ from suggestions on how the existing situation could be reinforced and take root. Our propositions can be nothing less than strikes and solidarity, occupations and sabotage, expropriations and mutual help… in order to create the world that we choose for ourselves, against all kinds of segregations and hierarchy.
Assembly of the revolted in (the island of ) Salamina, (and the neighborhoods of) Perama, Keratsini, Nikaia, Koridallos, Piraeus


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We are going through a decisive moment not only in the greek,but also the global social history.
After the global financial crisis of 2008,caused by the "tricks" of international capital to increase its profits(which resulted in the impoverishment of millions around the world),the working people of Greece see workers' and social rights,won after decades of struggles and many dead,being toppled.
The corrupt political and business elite of Greece,which introduced Greece in the Euro using falsified evidence to gain votes while the public economy was constantly worsening-due to mismanagement,corruption and degradation of public services and the support for the bankers and capitalists with state subsidies of tens of billions,while they were already making billions in profit-is what led Greece into this crisis.The forgery of the above financial data by "friends" with Goldman Sachs and the rest of the gang of the merchants of nations didn't come without a price,as with the playing around with bonds which had started then we literally has the beginning of the process of the enslavement of a whole people to the international bankers.
The debt of the receptors of lends by the banks are created out of thin air,as the banking system,through the constant chain lending of sums of money multiples of the deposits ends up generating money out of nothing,which money we pay in interest.Pure usury.This is the way international banks such as the IMF operate.
Now,under the pressure of debt,the traders of people called the IMF,a profit-driven bank that in recent history has destroyed the economies of the countries it has been involved in,drowning them in debt and their people in impoverishment,strike,as it was designed,forcing the workers of Greece to pay for lends of tens of billions,and while social welfare is being shrunk,the pension age is increasing,the labour regulations are being thrown away and much more,and at the same time the ones responsible for the crisis(politicians,bankers)will not only not be punished,but also not pay a single dime!
Rights won with the blood of the many are being lost by signatures of the political and financial elite.Facing this storm,the greek people is resisting en masse.In the total strike of the 5th of May hundreds of thousands protested against the new measures,while the politicians who sold out the greek people almost felt the peoples' wrath first-hand,as the whorehouse of 300 emperors-misguidedly called "parliament"-was in serious risk of being attacked by the thousands of people.The most conscientous understand there is no going back.Capitalism,as well as the "representative" false democracy of electing servants of capital,have reached a critical point,at which they were driven by greed,along with the unpredictable nature of the capitalist system,which the capitalists want to control to their advantage through globalization and international´centres like the IMF.Either the people will strike at the existing system to overthrow it,ushering in another,better society,either we will be led to impoverishment,destroying what the workers' movement has won in a frenzy of oppression to control the peoples'wrath-that is,fascism.
Greece is an experiment,that is how much the people will tolerate them.This experiment will be followed by the advance of international capitalists elsewhere.Already in Spain,and Cyprus also,the IMF "warns", "proposing" even eliminating the inflation adjustment,and that's for start.
Just like the capitalists strike in a coordinated way all over the world,so must the workers all over the world have solidarity,so as to topple their designs before it is too late.We have no reason to fight with the greek,turkish,or any other worker.We have common interests,and a common enemy:The capitalists and the states that support them.And we must have a common goal:A free,fair society.
For this reason we have decided to show solidarity to the greek people,who is protesting in force by the chance of the capitalist fair called "Thessaloniki Trade Fair" against all who will have it subdued.
Anarchist Union

Truck drivers and railway workers strike in Greece

After the August thaw between the Greek government and the fuel carrying truck drivers, the latter are once again showing their teeth, while railway workers defy court ruling and strike.
The thaw between fuel carrying truck drivers and the Greek government lasted little more than a month, and that month being August, it has proved to be but a tactical move by the union which brought Greece to a standstill for a week last July and forced the government to employ civil conscription against strikers.
The new strike has led to new worries about the availability of fuel across the country, more so as it coincides with a strike by petrol station owners who protest against price controls imposed by the government. The truck driver's strike began on Monday with hundreds of trucks blocking much of the national highway entrances to Athens on North and South. The so called 'siege of Athens' was not resolved as the government was hoping today as the union reps declared the bilateral talks "some more of the same old stuff". The president of the union declared that the mobilisation will continue as drivers had no longer anything to lose. Although the drivers have declared they will provide fuel for hospitals, airplanes and boats, the Minister of Infrastructures Mr Reppas retorted today that "civil conscription does not involve only the means of transport but also the service itself", indicating that the government will seek to persecute drivers who simply allow their vehicles to be used by the State but refuse to drive them themselves. Drivers responded to the Minister's belligerent stance by occupying his political offices in Tripoli.
At the same time, despite a High Court decision that declared their labour action illegal, the Railway Union stopped all train transport on Tuesday while announced rolling stoppages for today, in response to plans of privatising OSE, the State rail monopoly as part of the austerity measures. During yesterday's strike railway workers occupied the headquarters of OSE in Athens.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hunger strikes in Swiss prisons by anarchist prisoners Marco, Billy, Costa and S

Eco-anarchist prisoners Marco Camenisch, Luca Bernasconi, Costantino Ragusa and Silvia Guerini started an hunger strike the past 10th September.


We - Billy, Costa, Silvia and Marco - eco-anarchist and revolutionary individuals hostages of the Swiss state have decided to start a hunger strike from 10th September 2010. Because of our situation and the delay in communicating with each other (which for 3 of us means we can't communicate with each other at all because we're under preventative arrest), the arrangements and organisation of this initiative are very difficult and most probably you will only be able to have more detailed news, confirmations, and individual declarations only later on during the month.

As revolutionary anarchist individuals this is what we want to affirm strongly:

Solidarity and international participation - from the inside and beyond each individual's political inclination - with all revolutionary initiatives and struggles, outside and inside, against repression, prison, isolation, torture...For the liberation of all those who are hostages of the revolutionary war against the system; for the liberation of every individual; for the destruction of every prison, fence and society that needs destructing. This includes our total support and solidarity with the recent liberation campaigns for long-term revolutionary prisoners.

This strike is a continuation of our struggles together with all those who have never wanted to passively endure this war and the brutal social, economic, political and environmental crisis of the system. It's a continuation of all those strong affinities and relationships as "green/anticivilisation" anarchist individuals that connect us since many years. Against every state, priest and master; against every prison and repression; against the exploitation of humankind, animals and the environment.

The coalition - among us and with other individuals - in a radical war against all old and new toxicity and destruction and the system that produces them and makes them necessary. We mean this present system of technoscientific production, industrial, capitalistic, monopolistic and imperialist consumerism practiced by corporations and their States. Despite the fact that, with their typical arrogance and deceit, the masters and their arselickers try to paint these things as humanitarian, necessary and sustainable practices - we're talking about scientists, the media, politicians, cops, priest and all those organisations paid by and/or allies in the masters' "democratic dialogue" who support, for example, biotech and GMO's, "alternative energies", and even nuclear energy! Despite the fact that this imperialist, warmongering and terrorist system of masters, institutions and accomplices defines as "vandals", "terrorists", "eco-terrorists", and so on, us and anyone who dissents, resists and struggles for a society of free, autonomous individuals, without slavery, oppression, exploitation and destruction!

Our radical critique and struggle against the roots of the present system - the destructive expression of a millenary anthropocentric civilisation based on technological and industrial dominion (production-consumption), patriarchal domestication, social control and classism, massification and carceration of our cities, exploitation, organised violence and war of man against man, man against woman, man against other species, against nature, and the rest of the universe.

Last, but certainly not least: This initiative is also a contribution in solidarity and greeting to all of you revolutionary individuals of every inclination that - as individuals or in groups - support us with your true and free revolutionary love, with your initiatives, with your resistance and revolutionary offensive in open dayligh or open nightlight, by any means necessary, against every expression of the Monster State and Capital.

Together we're strong, solidarity is our best weapon!

Write to them:
Silvia Guerini, Regionalgefängnis Biel, Spitalstrasse 20, 2502 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Costantino Ragusa, Regionalgefängnis Bern, Genfergasse 22, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
Marco Camenisch, Postfach 3143, CH-8105 Regensdorf, Switzerland
Luca Bernasconi (Billy), Regionalgefängnis Thun, Allmendstr. 34, 3600 Thun, Switzerland

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Chile - Riots and arrests on the anniversary of the 11 September 1973 military coup



221 arrests. Four civilians and nine policemen injured in Santiago and other parts of the country.
...In the Santiago Metropolitan Region, 85 people were arrested, with many of the arrests occurring late at night. Three police were injured after being shot with pellet guns – two were shot in the eye and one was shot in the face.
In lower income areas of Santiago such as the Peñalolen borough, stones were thrown at passing cars. Special police forces had to intervene in the Villa Francia neighbourhood to stop a gas station from being looted. Power outages affected 104,000 households – as many as last year – after lines were cut during demonstrations.
A march from Plaza de Los Heroes to the General Cemetery in the Recoleta Borough started off peacefully, but ended in riot-like conditions near the cemetery.
The march began at 10 a.m. and was led by the Relatives of the Disappeared Detainees Association – a group representing the more than 1,300 people who were disappeared (and killed) during the 17-year Pinochet regime.
More than 8,000 people participated in the march, which culminated with the hanging of a wreath inside the cemetery.
However, just as the wreath was being hung, a mob appeared in the streets near the cemetery. Authorities did not intervene right away, and the protestors managed to destroy trash cans, tear down traffic lights, throw stones at police officers and assault two TV news cameramen. The police then stepped in with water cannons and tear gas.

Interview with Mapuche Political Prisoner, Hector Llaitul, by Lucia Sepulveda Ruiz

Our Strength “Newen” is What Feeds Us and Will Give Us Our Freedom
September 6th, 2010
Interview with Mapuche Political Prisoner, Hector Llaitul, by Lucia Sepulveda Ruiz
At the entrance of the El Manzano prison, a small woman waited patiently to enter
the prison. It would soon be noon, even though she arrived at dawn from Osorno. In
the Legal Medical Institute, some 250 metres down the road, a Mapuche father,
painfully waits for the body of his 19 year old son, Richard Ñeguey, who committed
suicide three days after Oral hearing in Cañete; both are accused as well as another
20 Mapuche community members. The small woman does not come directly from a Mapuche
community because she has worked all her life with her husband in the city. She is
Hector Llaitul’s mother, who is one of the five Mapuche Political Prisoners on
hunger strike in the prison of Concepcion. The State prosecutors are expecting
Llaitul to spend 103 years in jail, and are pushing for this sentence in court. She
states: “the one thing I will do and keep on doing is support him as long as I
live,” before hugging her son, who had just come back from weight control carried
out by prison guards. Hector has lost more than 17 kg in 52 days of fasting; only
drinking water and Mate [herbal tea]. A total of 34 Mapuche Political Prisoners are
on hunger strike since September 2nd, where 2 minors joined in the mobilization. All
of them demand a fair trial and an end to the Antiterrorist Law. On August 23rd in
El Manzano prison, the five where happy with the visits of family members and they
themselves celebrated with Mate for the visitors. Hector attended to his mother and
then came to carry the interview.
LS: What can be achieved by this action, which may be seen from the outside as an
act of desperation? I haven’t heard of other cases where the accused declare
themselves as political prisoners on hunger strike, as what happened in this case?
HL: It may seem contradictory, but we wanted to refresh ourselves to keep on
struggling. We feed ourselves from Newen, from strength. We wanted people – and not
just Mapuche Peoples – to mobilize. Plus, none of us are indispensible. Our morale
is strong as well as our consequence. It gives us much strength to know that our
people see us as their prisoners, as their Weichafe [warriors].  What we don’t want
is for people to be immobilized; the lack of conscience. We seek the end to the
Antiterrorist trials, and two strikers have already been released since the
beginning of the strike. The judges and the political elite are feeling the
pressure. If nothing would happen, the powers that be would not know of anything.
They could have a thousand prisoners throughout the entire country and nothing would
happen. But with a hunger strike, there is a national and an international effect.
We are achieving something, and we expect more achievements in trial. The
accusations will be become twisted. The one thing that will become clear is that
there are only set-ups, and our people will come out better from it, we are going to
achieve our freedom as best as we can. How many people we can set free depends on
our strength. But we are not all going to prison anymore.

LS: What analogy can be made in regards to the situation of the trapped miners?
HL: In the beginning the miners had no way of getting out of from underground. And
how can we get out of this confinement if we are trapped with two different legal
procedures, Civil and military justice simultaneously? When there is a fully fledged
compact and uniform media saying that we are violent, who can confirm otherwise? The
media is tendentious. The prosecutors say what they want and the media gives them
all the coverage. The silence they maintained on the hunger strike is because it
wasn’t in their interest to speak about the prisoners.  The anonymous witnesses that
testify against us are compensated by the State, by the Prosecutor’s office, in
order for there to be less questioning when a estate lord does it directly, as in
the case of Osvaldo Carvajal, in the area of Lake Lleu-Lleu. We feel very good when
people mobilize despite this huge campaign. In the Temuco trials, they are even
going to have Colombian police, CIA agents among others as protected witnesses; this
is a trial at a Latin American and Global Scale.

LS: They have accused you of carrying out violent actions. Why have you chosen this
form of struggle?
HL: Here, there is no political instrument that can be used to struggle. We wouldn’t
be in prison if we were in a country like Venezuela. If we were there, we’d be
members of the Venezuelan parliament. In that parliament the indigenous peoples
fight with the oligarchy and with reformist sectors, in unison with the
revolutionaries.  The political struggle is given by the instruments that are
available. However the Mapuche continue facing the invasion, and is under a military
dictatorship. We haven’t shaken off the occupation of our ancient territory by
various States. Domination has been historically dragging in us.  We reside on
miserable lands under a legislation of occupation. The only way the State grant
access to our lands is when there are lands claims, which were conceded after the
military occupation, for a minimal part of our ancient territory. All the ancient
territory that we reclaim is considered illegal. The State has never consulted us,
not before, not now, not ever; they have resolved the issue within their material,
ideological and cultural apparatus. Our struggle seeks to construct the basis for a
national liberation struggle. We are just beginning to construct that base. That can
be done by maintaining a very coherent political and ideological maintenance of our
struggle with the demands of territory and autonomy. These demands are what
guarantee the fulfilment of the historic demands of our People. They are the
fundamental ideas for the reconstruction of our nation.

LS:  How do you relate today’s struggle with the history of your People?
HL: Some historians say there was no common direction in the struggle. But what do
they say about our examples, like Pelentraro [Warrior Chief of the 1598 Mapuche
rebellion]? What he and his warriors achieved was the gathering of forces of a
people in struggle, a succession of sorts. The actions of resistance are developed
through the basis of a construction. Otherwise, there are only short term goals to
be followed, along with State genocide.

LS: And what happens when you speak in public about these struggles?
HL: In my case, I don’t like to appear in public. I like to be on the ground, in the
community. But the youth invited me, after I was released in the other trial in
2008. One of the accusations against me in this case is that I was lecturing
students at the University (La Frontera) over the struggle of the Mapuche People in
its edge of resistance, and I insist, not of a feverish group. All of us are
completely native. We are the product of a reality of dirt floors and alcoholic
parents. They make a leap of faith because there is conviction and dignity. All of
the prisoners are from the community, and their political struggle comes from the

LS: Do you only consider the actions of land reclamation as valid? What about the
HL: We maintain different levels of work and fronts of construction. NOT as a party,
but as a community… We have mobilization on other fronts, on the street, in the
plazas for the freedom of the Mapuche Political Prisoners. In regards to migration,
we say they should come back to the community. Those that live in the city are the
Diaspora. The only way we can integrate them back to our way of life is to live with
the Mapuche worldview, because that’s where everything comes from; it includes our
religion, our spirituality. If we don’t state it in that sense, the essence is lost.
It is part of being original peoples; otherwise, its most basic elements cannot be
sustained. Nonetheless, in our struggle every little bit helps: the support, the
writings of spray paint, or whenever the parents say to their children to dress in
their traditional clothing – that too is Resistance. It becomes into a subversive
act because it is linked to a political project of liberation. The reconstruction is
not only anti-systemic power, but it also is maintaining your way of life. It is to
awaken and to reconstruct many things; it all has an ideological aspect.

LS: How do you evaluate the coming of Piñera’s government?
HL: The Left did not reincarnate itself into the world of the oppressed to continue
struggling, after negotiated transition. They let others use take that ground. The
Left abandoned its real political project, and does not educate the people. The last
[social-democratic coalition] government,” La Concertacion,” paved the way for the
Right and cooperated with Military Justice. They didn’t reform the legal system.
Viera Gallo [ex-Chilean foreign Minister], who represented the Bachelet government
at the United Nations last year had to answer to 24 reproaches for the actions taken
against the Mapuche People.  How many will Piñera have to take? The practice of
torture, death and the raids did not begin now. But it became more serious. The
Right had the control of everything; they just needed the political power.  Now the
advancement of the logging/forestry and mining companies are intensifying, to
continue to take control over Mapuche territory and other peoples. The Araucanía
Plan that is being promoted by the government is like Plan Columbia for us.

LS: Where do you all stand in regards to the implementation of Settlement No. 169 on
Indigenous Peoples?
HL: There is no political will for that to function. It’s a bluff.  We can’t forget
the fact that it had been in Congress for 17 years, and just like the creation of
Land Claims process, it was created because there was a process of mobilization in
course – the reclamation of land – which brought it to the forefront. But in
practice the accord is never applied, as it states there should be consultation if
any indigenous lands are to be put at risk. The logging/forestry companies do it,
apply the theft of lands and repression. The accord is useless; it does not defend
any community. If we want to defend our territory, we know that we have to do it
ourselves, which isn’t defined by any decree. We struggle to reclaim our land, metre
by metre.

LS: What do you respond to those that accuse the Mapuche of being directed from abroad?
HL: Our definition is our own, as other peoples have their own definitions. The
Bolivarian movement does not work for indigenous peoples, as the allegations of
training in Columbia are contradictory. We don’t need the conduction of anyone. We
struggle on the basis of our principles and in the history we inherited from our
ancestors, such as Lautaro. In that regard we can teach others! Sometimes it is
forgotten that our people have a great historical legacy of resistance. Besides,
historically Bolivar was responsible for the genocide and colonialism of our
peoples, as the Bolivarian project implies the destruction of our community system.
Spanish was imposed on our peoples. We cannot converge on that basis, but we unite
with them and other mobilized peoples, in regards to the liberation of humankind.
For us they are allies in struggle on our own basis.  We do not recognize them in
terms of the links set out by the prosecution. We do recognize a similarity in
ideology, moral positions in relation to the struggles of other peoples.

LS: What can say about the application of the Antiterrorist Law that is now also
being applied to a section of Chilean youth as well?
HL: The Antiterrorist Law has it origin in the dictatorial era, it is an exceptional
law, a special law that in the end only seeks to annihilate the opposition of social
movements that oppose the regime. It is a law that has been applied today in the
context of annihilation and political persecution towards those who fight for
justice. We have seen its application to the Mapuche People since the [social
democratic] Concertacionista governments and now even more during the reign of the
Right, which transgresses many procedural rights and the access to a just trial. To
apply now to others, is part of the strategy to say there is no racism. We consider
the struggle to abolish the Antiterrorist Law transcendent to the Mapuche struggle.
If they apply the law to us now, sooner or later they will apply it to other social
movements that rise up in struggle for more dignified living conditions, and for a
more just and human political project. Of course they can be applied to other
groups. If this is applied to our brothers in the libertarian movement or anarchists
as the media describes them, it must be because there is anti-systemic foundation
and a compromise with certain people that bothers them, and transgresses the a State
of its kind.

Translated and Distributed By:
The Women’s Coordinating Committee Chile-Canada

13 Arrested During Mapuches’ Transfer to Hospital in Chile

September 14th, 2010 

SANTIAGO – Thirteen people were arrested in Concepcion, a city in southern Chile, in an incident that occurred at the city’s hospital when two Mapuche Indian prisoners on hunger strike were admitted after experiencing health problems, police said Sunday.
About 30 sympathizers of the 34 Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike for the past 63 days on Saturday attacked the guards transporting Jonathan Huilical and Jose Huenuche.
At the Concepcion hospital another Mapuche – Ramon Llanquileo – was already receiving care after having injured himself with a sharp object in jail.
Some of the prisoners’ spokesmen were among those arrested in the disturbance, which spread to a nearby campus of the University of Concepcion, Carabineros militarized police precinct chief Hermes Soto told reporters.
The situation worsened when police beat Emilia Pilquiman, the 50-year-old mother of Ramon Llanquileo, Mapuche representatives said, adding that among those arrested is a 17-year-old boy who was injured in the head.
Also placed under arrest were “representatives of the alternative press,” Mapuche spokesman Natividad Llanquileo told Radio Bio Bio.
He criticized “the non-existent intention of the government” to seek a solution to the hunger strike.
The Mapuches who are not eating, among whom are two teenagers who joined the movement Sept. 1, consider themselves to be political prisoners and are demanding not to be tried under the anti-terrorist law or be subjected to a double trial before both civil and military courts.
The government sent to Congress two bills modifying both laws and if they are approved they could favor the Mapuche prisoners, but so far there has been no statement issued regarding the proposal of a dialogue put forward by the Catholic and Protestant churches and the political opposition.
The government, however, has made repeated calls to the Mapuches to halt their hunger strike and has taken measures to prevent any of the prisoners from dying.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Today, hundreds of Pakistani immigrants living and working in Skala,Laconia took the decision to go on strike after the pogrom that was unleashed against them earlier.

Today, hundreds of Pakistani immigrants living and working in Skala,Laconia took the decision to go on strike after the pogrom that was unleashed against them earlier.
After returning from their work in collecting oranges, they found the doors of their homes and shelters closed by the owners and their employers and their belongings on the street.
According to a common announcement of Migrant Workers Union, the Movement Working Together Against Racism and the Fascist Threat and the Pakistani Community of Greece, at least 500 Pakistani immigrants have nowhere to stay.
The police pogrom against Pakistani immigrants began immediately after the intervention of the prosecutor, which led to the arrest of an accommodation owner in Skala and then his sentence to 58 years in prison for the inhuman conditions in which he hosted large numbers of immigrants.
Police initially made around 60 arrests of immigrants going from house to house, and then released them after they gave them “notes on administrative deportation”. At the same time, police created a climate of terror to the house owners/employers, sparking the mass expulsion of immigrants from the homes they lived.
The workers, immediately after these facts, gathered in the Square St. Friday where they held an assembly and decided to go on strike to demand their rights. Specifically they demand the ending of the Pakistani immigrants workers pogrom by ensuring human housing, providing decent wages and they requested the government to legalize the immigrants and give asylum to refugees, something that Labour Centre of Athens has also requested.
The Migrant Workers Union supports the decision of Pakistani immigrants to go on strike protesting against the pogroms that now unleashed against them and called the GSEE (General Confederation of Workers) and the Labour Centres to actively support the strike and the fair demands of immigrant workers.

Emergency Action in Support of Indigenous Mapuche Political Prisoners

Date and Time: 
Fri, 17/09/2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chilean Consulate Level 13, 390 St Kilda Road Melbourne, Australia
Nearly 60 days after Mapuche political prisoners initiated an indefinite liquid hunger strike, we are calling to support and demonstrate our concern for the health and wellbeing of 32 Mapuche, who, with this action, are resisting the lack of justice and respect from the Chilean State. The Mapuche people are currently subjected to frequent violent raids, where the victims are usually children and elders; the indiscriminate and fi...xed use of protected witnesses including minors; the excessive duration of investigations headed by the Public Ministry that only perpetuate preventive imprisonment. This action is one of last resort to the levels of injustices levelled at the Mapuche people, inflicted by a Government not only unconcerned with negotiations, but who are actively deteriorating the circumstances for the Mapuche.
The mobilisation of the hunger strike seeks to face the right wing administration, which has created a raft of judicial accusations to avoid dealing with the real demands of Mapuche people.
We denounce the infamy of the right-wing government of Sebastian Piñera that have completely ignored the demands and mobilisations of Mapuche political prisoners throughout different jails of the Chilean State (Lebu, Angol, Concepcion, and Valdivia).
We condem the Chilean State, which applies anti-terrorist legislation to criminalize the rights, life, freedom, dignity and autonomy of the Mapuche Nation.
We stand in solidarity with all Mapuche political prisoners. We support the petition of Mapuche Political prisoners, and hold it to be a concrete solution to the historic and ancestral struggle of Mapuche people.
a) Immediate devolution of Mapuche ancestral territories and land.
b) Freedom for all Mapuche Political Prisoners.
c) No to the application of Law No. 18.314, the Antiterrorist Law against Mapuche people, because of their just demand of justice and self-determination.
d) No more judicial processes using the testimonies of Protected, faceless or anonymous witnesses.
e) We demand a fair trial for Mapuche Political prisoners keeping in jail without sentence .
f) End the double jeopardy of Civil/Military Courts in Mapuche cases.
g) Demilitarization of the Mapuche communities in conflict along with Forestry and Multinationals companies.
h) No to Mining Projects on Lake Lleu-Lleu.
i) Stop to the political persecution of the Mapuche Nation by the Chilean State.
j) No more assassinations.
k) The disqualification of the anti-Mapuche prosecutor, Miguel Angel Velazquez, for his unconstitutional actions in the judicial process – Corrupt, torturer and racist.
l) The incapacity of Judge of the Lautaro Court, Haydee Roa.
m)The incapacity of the State Prosecutor, Mr. Alexander Schneider Oyanedel, for being the defence lawyer in the case of the San Leandro Estate, and later becoming the State Prosecutor in the same case.
We call upon all social, political and workers organisations, to join us in solidarity and support the hunger strike of 32 adults and 2 minors Mapuche political prisoners, in all the prisons along Chile.
Freedom for all the Mapuche political prisoners!
(Moreover, said law has three minors in preventive prison, that violate the right of the Child and that the State and its various governments have chosen to ignore. All of this each day makes us believe more that our demands are just. In this way, we wish to greet our Mapuche brothers that are currently on hunger strike throughout different jail of the Chilean State. Much strength to them and that they do not let themselves give in to the racist laws imposed by the Anti-Mapuche prosecutor.)
Called by: Chilean Popular & indigenous Solidarity Network
Supported by: Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Left-wing, anarchist terror on rise

Left-wing and anarchist terrorist attacks in the European Union increased by 43 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 and have more than doubled since 2007, the European Police Office, or Europol, has noted in its annual report on terrorism. The phenomenon is most evident in Greece, Spain and Italy, where 40 such attacks were recorded last year, the Hague-based force said.
EU member states continue to be exposed to the threat of Islamic terrorism, it noted, though there was only one such incident (a bomb in Italy) last year. The overall number of terrorist attacks in the EU decreased by 33 percent compared to 2008 and was almost half that reported in 2007. (Europol does not include data from Britain due to different criteria applied to record terrorist incidents, the report said.)
In Greece, there were 15 attacks by six different left-wing or anarchist groups. A Greek “speciality” noted by Europol is the use of improvised explosive devices as well as firearms. It said that Revolutionary Struggle continued its attacks, claiming responsibility for a hit on police officers that left one officer seriously injured. Sect of Revolutionaries claimed another attack which killed a police officer. A group called OPLA claimed an attack on a police station in the Athens suburb of Aghia Paraskevi, which injured several police officers in October 2009.
The authorities in six EU member states arrested 29 people for alleged involvement in left-wing and anarchist terrorism. About 40 percent of them were aged under 30. In Greece, five alleged members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire were arrested. The report notes that attacks by left-wing and anarchist groups are becoming more violent, suggest international links and are becoming a serious problem for Europe’s security forces. The report said separatist terrorism continues to affect the EU, citing attacks by Basque and Corsican groups in Spain and France. In 2009, though the total number of separatist attacks fell 40 percent year-on-year, the number of fatalities increased from four to six.

Molenbeek - Trap against police with stones and molotovs

MOLENBEEK - Around 23h, police was called on a spot in Molenbeek for a 'theft with violence'. Once arrived, the police patrol bumped into a fence which was put on the road. They sensed something was wrong and then stones, sticks and molotov cocktails started to rain on their car and another police patrol car. Police said they have catched one person, 19 years old, who would have participated in the trap. The person had already been arrested earlier that day for rebellion against the police. He will now face charges for assault, armed gathering and criminal association.


BRUSSELS - Compared to last year, more policemen have been attacked during controls. Police speaks about a "total lack of respect for the uniform" with 77 policemen of the central zone of Brussels which have been wounded during confrontations. The other police zones of Brussels didn't communicate any numbers. Police are speaking about people not accepting anymore to get an identity control (they try to run away or attack the cops straigt away) and more rebellions during arrests on the spot of a crime.


Expropriation at Carrefour

10 09 2010September 8, 2010
The Heroes of 1917 Unit has attacked the offices of exploitative French company Carrefour, stealing a significant sum of ill-gotten money from the exploitative company, which is covering up its firing of employees with the support of the Kirchnerist bourgeois mafioso government. Additionally, we stole a weapon and ammunition from a member of the Argentine Naval Command, which carried out repressive assignments for the exploitative business. The oppressor was taught a severe lesson at our hands: Don’t mess with the revolutionary fighters of the Luciano Arruga Brigade.
Apart from recovering resources, this action was carried out as a protest measure against the French state’s xenophobic treatment of the Rom ethnic group, which it deported from its territory in an imitation of some of the worst abuses of the Nazi era.
Also, against the downsizing policy directed at the Carrefour workers.
—Heroes of 1917 Unit
—Luciano Arruga Brigade

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vaggelis C.’s statement to the court (Palaiokostas’ case)

Vaggelis and Polys are two comrades sentenced in 23 years each, accused for offering shelter to the escapee bank robber Vassilis Palaiokostas, and participating in the kidnapping of the northern Greece industrialists’ president, G. Mylonas, for ransom. More on this case: General information. Vassilis’ letter to the media. An update of the comrades’ trial. Some flyers and posters from Vaggelis’ friends.
To begin with, I deny all accusations against me. I have nothing to do with any of them: abduction, extortion, criminal association, attempted murder, robberies. I will refer to my acquaintance with Vassilis Palaiokostas, if you let me say a few things.
So at last, it’s time to state who I really am and what I have done. Surely everyone is influenced by the media scum, denigrating my personality and offensing my family. I was labeled as a notorious thief, with a passion for money, a wealthy client of casinos and bouzoukia, while I have never laid my foot in such places. All that is known about me, is nothing I have ever said or done. Speculation dysanalogous to both reality and my ethos.
Of course, noone would speak of my real and unpleasant years of labour, working in a furniture factory since I was 14, having 2500 work-stamps), nor about the brutal every day life of such a life of work, not as a hobby of course, but only because I had no other way to make some money to buy even the very necessary things to be “socially approved”. Noone works for fun, even you I imagine, do not come here every morning to make prisoners out of people, but to make some money! Work though, comes with an issue of being the boss, the worker, the state official etc, to enjoy a more comfortable and relaxed everyday life. When it comes to me, being a worker, I’m obliged to sell my energy day by day to the boss, to be able to buy the basics and maybe a couple of beers, to keep me going to work every other day… to sell again, and buy again, from production to consumption, and there it goes… Our whole everyday life, all our life revolves around work: Since we can remember ourselves, going to school, to become good students to go after a rewarding carrier (nevermind the years lost in school-studies-homework-private preparative classes), to being a pensioneer, guaranteed by a pay-check, merely waiting to die with a full stomach. From 6am I wake up to go to work, to the afternoon I’ll go off to see my friends to try to find how the 8 hours passed, to the evening I ‘ll be back home to sleep early, in order to be able to wake up again for work the next day…
So, speaking with the friends, what I see is that not all workers care for a more dignified daily life, and may not even take some time to think on that, resting back on a robotic life: Leaving work, checking their kids school grades, washing the car, watching a move, and again from square one. Mold for that and so exhausted by work, they start to lack even the slightest amount of time for a few thoughts. Me for instance, it took me 8 years to move to another job, while I was aware of the risks, I had lost one tip of my finger, having suffered a dual disc herniation, rendering me unable to bend my waist for 6 months, being on medical treatment, that’s the same time some of the activities you accuse me of, happened. And after I saw my collegue, Spyros, with his brains spilled on the floor! I fell on my knees, I couldn’t stand it anymore… Now, most of the employees didn’t care if they were paid less than the basic salary, they don’t even have the courage to stand up for it. They don’t say no to working overtime, saying their no to unemployment, while in that same time they have just covered the work an unemployed worker could do, while they’re all leaving under the threat of being fired. So, they won’t even ask for some days off, insurance, safety measures!
I have seen all these, I have lived them and fought individually -unfortunatelly- against them, after my collegues indifference. When, for example, I suggested not to do any overtime work, until our boss gives us a raise, they regarded it as irrational, unproductive, something that will turn against us. But when I got my salary raised, with this tactic, they, instead of doing the same thing, confronted me with dislike, for not asking a raise for them too! This is part of a typical petit-bourgeois logic: let the others fight for me, I have a family to raise… The only time they actually congratulated me, was when I spoke about the lack of safety measures after our collegue’s death! And then again, trade-union leaders, former presidents of the wood industry syndicate, would take the bosses side, declaring that it was a “bad luck”!!! An accident waiting to happen: to die on work. Working to live… These last years we were aware that the syndicalists consider it’s necessary for us to sell our lives in exchange of survival, and having them to bargain on the price. We were aware that they use the trade unions as means to enter the main politics scene, and in the same time to infuse the party hierarchies among the workers. We were aware that the syndicalists never confront the capital and the bosses, so as not to give the “working class” some time to rest(?), since that might endanger their whole reason d’etre, and their livelihood. We were n’t aware though, that they consider it as merely bad luck to die on work! 14-25 tousands of deaths per year, 2 millions of handicapped, and 20-25 millions of injured, either from falls or explosions in the capitalist temples they construct, or slowly rotting of diseases, caused by the long exposure to harmful substances. Without counting all those ending up as alcoholics or suiciding after an economic collapse… All these are nothing but fatalities, bad luck, according to our syndicalists…
We can see here that work is not connected to a social good, but its pure aim solely the money. The only relation a worker can have with his work, is his salary, while the only relation a boss has with the same work, is the profit such a business brings. For me life is simply up to money, for other the “liberation” of business, for others laziness. The thing is that every boss puts normally “profits over people”, giving all priority to the production and leaving aside any workers rights. If some supposedly humain feelings would call them upon keeping some pretexts, they would give a basic salary of 1200 euros, as it is in the EU. They could even hire every willing man, to drop unemployment to 0, under a 4-5 hour working day… But when their workers are willing to strive for 10-12 hours a day, they have no reason to hire new stuff, because something like that is simply not in their interest, because they don;t care if you can handle it or if you ‘re exhausted to death. They ‘ll give you 650 a month, and they don’t care how you deal with it, if its enough for rent, food, or if you want to go on a trip to relax. From the moment money is unevenly split, it signifies dominion, power. As long as there is money, there is never going to be enough for all. And for some to gather enough to satisfy them, they have to exploit even the last moment of our strength. By the bell we start work, by the bell we have our break, by the bell we start again, by the bell we leave work. Time is money, and if we ‘re a little late, it’s the red card for us! They have historically replaced worker’s hands with a machine, because it’s cheaper, better, most of all faster. You can carry them to distant countries, with nearly free labor, since unemployment is flourishing. I ‘m not depressed when I’m unemployed, I have all the time in the world to enjoy my days, it saddens me that I have no money. When I work I got money but not time… That’s how the capitalist system works: you ‘re thrown in the mould, exhausted, murdered, while the rich get richer and the poor poorer! 8-10 hours a day, 40 hours a week, 300 days a year, 10.500 work-stamps, 65 years of age for minimum retirement limit, 650 euros per month… it can be mathematically defined as terrorism!
Thus, aware of all mentioned above, as a worker with consciousness and the desire to live before I die, I left this hard work and the struggles I gave in it and its salary, that was much larger than what I made as a graphic designer -my second job, without the risk of physical damage or fatal accidents, a more relaxed lifestyle, without having to use my car to go to work and lose my patience every 10 metres, with a better stamina in sex, with the hands not that damaged from all the scrapping and the cold, with cleaner clothes, and at last, without the need to wake up every morning brutally on 6 o’ clock. What’s important for me is time, time for recreation, for healing of my back… And these only after sacrificing the largest salary I earned at the factory. But we said: people over profits… Naturally, this job also has its negative side, as every one of them: increased myopia because of the computer for instance. Work and jow do not come together. If there was any joy in work, then we wouldn’t long for the time we get off. If there was any joy in work, the bosses would keep it for themselves.
Generally, it would by nice if there was no work, wage slavery, since as long as there is work, there will be some kind of slaves (like in the ancient Greece for example). On the one hand, speaking of the abolition of work is a long way to making it real, on the other though, speaking of a negation of work and sticking in solidarity to persons that strive for it, feels like a duty to me. Since I have some understanding of the everyday routine of work, it seems unimaginable not to negate it, or not to struggle to change it! Vassilis Palaiokostas has negated work ever since he tasted its goods, and he makes it through by robbing banks, always opposed to any form of exploitation, with dignity and respect to the human life, with a true passion for freedom. I hope it’s not necessary to get into the role of banks as lawful usury etc, to inquire who is the one using criminaly violence… the one who robes it, or the one who opens it? I don’t fetishize Vassilis Palaiokostas underground life in illegality, since for me it is a very limited kind of freedom, though the fact that the public opinion is scandalously in favor of him, is something to consider. It is worth mentioning that even a cop would prefer him than any kiosk robber, willing to kill for 200 euros, than any mugger, any drug dealer, or any crook… Under this context they told me in the police station that they hoped Palaiokostas was behind mr. Mylonas’ kidnapping, because thay did quite a few stupid things, that they hoped it was him, since he is a man that knows what he wants, and will have it without any casualties. That’s exactly what they said! And inspite of all these, they use criminalization as a means to isolate individuals they consider as a threat. An isolation that one way or another dominates on any sector of social life, rendering the struggle against isolation and for solidarity one of my basic aims! (we really need weapons and solidarity is a powerful weapon!) Moreover, I am an too emotional a person to ignore a human with such a freedom loving character. To my consciousness, not being in solidarity with him, I would erase myself both socially and as an individual. I wouldn’t be true to myself.
Even now, incarcerated for my choise, I understand that even what I did was not “right”, it was definitely human. Because, keeping people living in prisons, is nothing but human. The threats, the humiliations and the torture in prison, the unsanitary health conditions (toilets, cold baths, sleeping on the floor with 2 square meters per person, lack of heat, food that even the cats wont eat), all these under the pretext of “correction”! Furthermore, our punishment is not merely the deprival of freedom.. Besides, their inability to preserve the same penal code they impose is typical: drug dealing controlled by the prison authorities (since drug prices being 1000% than Omonoia square prices render it a very profitable enterprise). Also, lack of rehabilitation programs, of doctors and medication, all these constitute only some of the causes for our 377 prisoners found dead, during the last decade. Not to mention the deprival of intercourse with our partner -a biological need- which is the last blow of our isolation, after the dissolution of our families. So, I used to be joy, but now I’m sadness, I used to be logic but now I’m mad, I used to be a human, but now I’m a monster… this transformation is the last point of this isolation! 4 out of 5 ex-cons return to prison, with heaviest yet charges, before even their parole is over. Why? Because the bars have enslaved our minds and our thoughts, our hearts, our feelings. This is how it goes… from the reign of sadness to embrace death.
And now, trying to survive in this modern hell, with exercise, reading, some correspondance and work, what I try not to perish is my spontaneous character, my smile. A smile they made a big deal during my arrestation, something that didn’t fit into the persona manifactured by the mass media devoted enemies of truth, talking of cruel and maniac criminals… And since this collapsed, they turned to a rhetory of insensitiveness, as if we’re animals and don’t feel what’s going on around us… But, what could we do? All we tried was to give a bit of courage to parents and friends, a smile that doesn’t cost a thing, a smile that is wealth to whoever receives it, without making any other poorer. It lasts only for a moment, but its memory for ever. It’s something you can’t sell or buy, you can’t demand or steal, you can only give it as a present. And if someone is to tired to give one away, then I give them mine.
And one last thing, I would like to read a poem:

I have not loved the world, nor the world me;
I have not flattered its rank breath, nor bowed
To its idolatries a patient knee, -
Nor coined my cheek to smiles, nor cried aloud
In worship of an echo; in the crowd
They could not deem me one of such; I stood
Among them, but not of them; in a shroud
Of thoughts which were not their thoughts, and still could,
Had I not filed my mind, which thus itself subdued.

(Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron, CXIII)

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)