December 10, 2016
December 10, 2016
December 10, 2016
On the 8th of December the court acquitted the comrade from Amsterdam accused of a bank robbery of 2013 in Aachen.
Over 60 people were present in court, to show their support. The judge refused the rough indications argumented by the prosecution that aimed to prove the presence of the comrade in the bank on that morning more then 3 years ago.
However, the prosecution has already announced their recourse to the revision court. This means that a judge now will revise the whole court case to see if there were any procedural mistakes or incoherence with the judges reasoning for his decision. In case this court finds any errors, the trial will have to be re-done in the court of Aachen, but by a different judge. If this recourse fails, these charges and juridical procedure will be closed.
However, there are two comrades still in pre-trial detention with charges for a bank robbery that was committed in 2014. Their trial will begin at the end of January.
We send strength and courage to the comrades inside, may they feel the solidarity through the concrete walls and iron bars.
At the ‘St.Johann’ station, about a dozen windows of the customs building will have to be replaced (panes broken). The remaining part will need to be cleaned due to inscriptions “Stop deportation! Smash the State!” The windows of the distributor of the CFF [Suisse railways] were also smashed. CFF actively participates in expulsions. Their facilities and structures (distributors, vehicles, buildings, trains, etc.) are located throughout the country.
Let’s attack the repressive State, its frontiers and its collabos!
*** Solidarity destructive greetings ***
[Translated from the German from linksunten, 3. Dezember 2016]
Translated from French by Act for freedom now!
RESIST THE NANO WORLD
Meeting and talk with comrades Silvia Guerini and Costantino Ragusa of the radical Eco paper ‘L’urlo della Terra’.
Analysis and critique concerning nanotechnologies, biotechnologies and how the convergence of sciences, between nocivities and the dominion of the existent, is building up an artificial and techno-totalitarian society.
Projection of the documentary ‘A world without humans’
Cheap vegan food
Saturday 10th December (Nuoro)
Circolo Marx, Vicolo Giusti 15, start at 7pm
Sunday 11th December (Sassari)
Collective S idealibera , Via Casaggia 12, start 5pm
From the local media we learn that on 28th November an unexploded homemade device was found near a Poste Italiane agency in the Turin neighbourhood of Vallette; a thermos filled with gunpowder and linked to a timer had been placed on the cash machine of the branch.
On 29th April and 9th June two unexploded incendiary devices made with tanks of inflammable liquid were found in front of two other branches.
[For several months various kinds of attack have been occurring against Poste Italiane properties, often claimed in opposition to migrants’ deportation carried out by subsidiary Mistral Air]
Translated by act for freedom now!
“TRENTO. 9 PI [Poste Italiane] CARS GO UP IN FLAMES DURING THE NIGHT BETWEEN 7 AND 8 /11/16. STOP DEPORTATIONS. FOR THOSE ARRESTED FOLLOWING SCRIPTA MANENT. IGNIS ARDENS”
“In a night of Bologna boredom a supermarket was targeted and its intrusive eyes were blinded. Soon after the flames of a road block broke the calm of the city by shouting out our complicity with those hit by the repression. We can act anywhere at all times, no one need give us the go-ahead or impose the way on us.
sick of those who imprison us
sick of those who watch us and spy us
in response fire and action!
solidarity with the prisoners of scripta manent and all those who are in jail
some schifogenici time wasters”
Translated by act for freedom now!
At 6am on 29th November the digos of Turin notify 9 eviction notices and carry out four arrests. The charges relate to the resistance staged during an anti-eviction picket on 2nd May. The accusations are: aggravated bodily harm in collusion with others and threats, for opposing a judicial official and a lawyer who had turned out to enforce the eviction.
Anarchist Antonio Pittalis is one of the 4 people arrested.
Updates to follow.
Croce Nera Anarchica.
Translated by act for freedom now!
Update on the trial against me concerning article 414 of the penal code
Predictably they sentenced me to 14 months due to the written piece that I put out following the dissociation of a few ambiguous persons.
The charge is instigation, whereas the aggravating circumstance of terrorism and recidivism were dropped, as was – in spite of prosecutor Manotti’s request – that of having published it on the internet, given that Renzi’s decree exacerbating the offence was introduced after its publication.
So the will to prosecute comrades who write articles about the inquisitors continues.
The end result of this story is that two comrades are in prison following the action carried out against Adinolfi , and I, who defended the Action have been sentenced and the characters who wrote of their dissociation still frequent the occupied spaces without any problem.
SOLIDARITY WITH ANARCHIST PRISONERS!
Translated by act for freedom now!
The “publication of tear down bastille” is in the frames of the functioning of the Solidarity fund for imprisoned and prosecuted fighters and is distributed in- side, as well as outside the walls. The main activity of the fund is to contribute to the livelihood needs of the people who are in- carcerated for their subversive actions and participation in social struggles. Within its capabilities, lies also the support of people whose constant and persistent attitude within the daily prison life has been identified with dignity, solidarity, and the struggle. However, one of its additional main priorities is the contribution to the spreading of the words of the prisoners and the overcoming of its barriers, posed by their incarceration.
Those of us who take on the publication of this issue are limited to its technical processing and distribution.
The texts come exclusively from fighting prisoners – not always only from those who are materially supported by the fund, but also others who decide to stand tall against authority and the devastating condition of incarceration. This present issue is an exception, because it has fulfilled the subjects it’s called to cover. In this case, besides the letters from imprisoned comrades there is also a historical review which was written by the funds’ assembly. Through publishing the thoughts and experiences of prisoners, through the spreading of their words, we seek to make them as present as possible in the daily processes of the fighters outside the walls, we want to shake the barriers of silence, fragmentation, the division among the oppressed, we chose to incarnate the projects of struggle and solidarity in one more way.
This specific issue refers to hunger strike as a means of struggle, a matter that has intensely concerned not only those directly involved but also those in solidarity, as well as a large part of Greek society. A hunger strike, as a means of struggle, was never a desperate move, or simply a “peace- full” protest in order to project the victimization of the hunger striker and extract sensitivity and charity. It is a conscious struggle, where the coordination of those inside and outside is a necessary condition in order for there to be a result, but also to maintain the strengths of those fighting. Despite all this, we realize that the hunger strike is the ultimate means that a prisoner could choose, we think it is of imperative need to cultivate a bidirectional struggle dynamic inside and outside the walls, that will prevent the condition of someone placing their own body as a mound.
The struggle for revolution and the tearing down of very prison still remains open.
Solidarity Fund For Imprisoned And Persecuted Fighters
Tear Down The Bastille:
Voices From Inside The Walls
1. SUPPORT THE IMPRISONED FIGHTERS, MATERIALLY,
2. THE APPEARANCE OF HUNGER
STRIKE AS A SOCIAL PHENOMENON
3. FROM THE I.R.A. FIGHTERS,
TO THE “SUICIDES” OF THE
4. THE “GUANTANAMOS” OF
5. HUNGER STRIKES IN THE
HELLHOLES OF GREEK
6. HUNGER STRIKE: FROM A
“NECESSARY SOLUTION” TO THE
NECESSITY TO FIND A “SOLUTION”
BY KOSTAS GOURNAS
7. LETTER FROM TASOS THEOFILOU
8. STRUGGLES INSIDE PRISON:
THOUGHTS ON HUNGER STRIKE
BY ANTONIS STAMPOULOS
9. LETTER FROM GIANNIS NAXAKIS
10. LETTER FROM GIORGOS KARAGIANNIDIS
11. EXCERPT FROM FERHAT ERTURK’S
SPEECH AT K-VOX SQUAT, AT AN
INFO NIGHT THAT TOOK PLACE
ON JULY 5th 2013 CONCERNING
THE EVENTS IN TURKEY AND THE
KIDNAPPINGS OF FIGHTERS
This issue of “Tear down the Bastille, voices from inside the walls” was published in Greece in April 2016 and its theme was hunger strike as a means of struggle.
Translated to English and Contributions by some anarchist comrades and Act for freedom now!
to the struggle: For Imprisoned And Persecuted Fighters in Greece
The court of Aachen has set the dates for the start of the trial against the two comrades from Barcelona accused of expropriating a branch of Pax-Bank in Aachen in November of 2014. The court case will start on the 23rd of January and a total of 25 sessions are scheduled.
These two comrades were arrested on respectively 13th of April and 21st of June in a repressive operation carried out by the Mossos d’Esquadra and the German police, against the social center Blokes Fantasmas and multiple private residences. Since then, the two comrades from Barcelona are being kept in preventative custody in jails in Aachen and Köln. Let us not forget, that there is also a third comrade from Amsterdam who is being tried at the moment in an independent judicial process that is framed in the same repressive witch hunt that, stemming from the german bank robberies, has been carried out throughout Europe.
From Barcelona we reiterate our solidarity and unconditional support for these comrades and we invite all individuals and collectives to get together and be prepared for any new information or responses to the state’s aggression against those who rebel against its order and misery.
THE ANARCHISTS IMPRISONED IN GERMANY ARE NOT ALONE
WE WANT THEM FREE
WE WANT THEM AMONG US
here are the specific dates:
23 and 26 january
9,13,14 and 16 febuary
2,6,9,10,13,20,23,27,28 and 31 march
5, 12, 18 and 22 may
The verdict for the courtcase against the comrade from amsterdam, which had been taking place in the last month, will be announced at 11:30 on thursday 8th december, at the justizzentrum of Aachen, Adalbertsteinweg 92
Today 5th December the court listened to the argumentation of the pleas by the defense and prosecution, who asked for the charges of “armed bank robbery, unlawful deprivation of people’s freedom and illegal weapons possession”, 6 and a half years.
come show support in court or solidarity on the streets.
A cop was beaten to the ground and another punched in the jaw in an attack by a mob of up to 30 uncontrollables in south London. The two cops were on routine patrol in Lewisham when they were set upon by the group of teenagers after they alleged seeing a youth trying to hide a large knife. The attack took place at 4pm on Wednesday November 9 on Goodwood Road near the junction with New Cross Road.
After trying to search the youth, one of the feds was punched in the face several times by some of the other youths, causing him to fall to the ground. When the second fed stepped in to help her colleague she was punched in the jaw. The gang continued to attack the cop on the floor by repeatedly kicking him in the head, leaving him with serious bruising.
The kids didn’t want the feds in their lives!
Today at 23:00 we placed burning tires at the south entrance of the venue for the OSCE and G20 summits, the ‘Messe Hamburg’. The glass facade on Karolinenstraße was subject to intensive attack with hammers, paint and stones. We decided on this demolition initiative since we reject the summits which are summits for a world that we reject just as much as the planned meetings.
The summits are a symbol of the never-ending cycle of production and consumption for this commodity society which excludes people from social life and includes others. We want to destroy this cycle as well as the summits.
The exhibition halls are practically in the living room of the Schanzen and Karolinen district as the state chairperson of the Greens, Gallina stated and for a long time have been a wrecking ball over the heads of the residents. In the 1950s and 60s the city of Hamburg bought up large areas and many buildings in the Karolinen district and issued a competition which was a premise for the total destruction of the Karos for an expansion of the venue for the ‘Justice Forum’. Along the Feldstraße the construction of a gigantic sports and multi-purpose hall was planned for a long time. When the Hamburg senate gradually moved away from demolition plans in the 1970s, Messe AG tried to continue the demolition and finally the ‘Messe Hamburg’ got new spaces and halls on the edge of the Karolinen district. The new building was flanked by hotel buildings in the Schanzen Park, Schröderstiftstraße and Feldstraße.
In the 1980s, 90s and 2000s the area was 1/4 occupied by residents (for example the LaMa houses) and there were battles around the Bambule construction site. The Hamburg government created a city renewal company to modernize the stock of dilapidated buildings as a way to manage and pacify the creeping path of gentrification. The result was a trendy shopping zone for Hamburg tourists. After the expiry of rental rate commitments many poor residents had to move away because the rent was too expensive for them.
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In the night from Thursday to Friday, we torched the drill-excavator on the Cuvry-fallow with four liters of gasoline.
In less than a year, many clowns will gather, new and old ones, in Hamburg to organize the G20-Summit. This will produce pictures from smilling presidents, they will praise themselves mutually for acting at last against war, refuge or change in climate – simultaneously some managers of the movement will shake the fences and malinge resistance – but in the end, it is all part of the same racket.
No counter-summit with its own pictures can be an answer to this game, no marathon of themes with the programm of a party and similar answers, no vacuum in terms of content …
One possibility – not an answer – is the escalation and development of our conflicts in the districts and neighbourhoods. Everywhere in Europe are existing places of resistance where matters of a global level are reflected in our daily struggels, where people resist and create new spots of solidarity.
If we spend a fire now on a hotspot of conflicts like the Cuvry-fallow, it is exactly to strengthen this conflict and to put it into a global reference. Gentrification, capital-investment in a form of new buildings, danger-zones and supposed public participation are present everywhere – no matter if in the eviction of Can Vies in Barcelona, in Exarchia or in the Rigaer Street with the new buildings of the CG-Group.
In Hamburg and on the way (to the G20), we want to come into exchange and discussion exactly about this questions and conflicts on a global level. As gentrification does not stop at a border of countries, our resistance must not end in one spot. Rather it should flow in many places and conflicts. That we find a commun rythem and create a staccato of attacks …
Connect conflicts, carry neighbourhood-struggels to the G20-Summit in Hamburg – today local, tomorrow global!
On 7th and 8th July and above this …
PS: to make it clear: if construction continous – we will return! And may be the investor in Munich will be attacked directly …
We take responsibility for the participation in the conflicts of November 17th, 2016 in Athens at the Polytechnic. We are delighted for their scope, and for the 6 cops in the hospital. We are pleased that we were actively part of an anarchist insurrectionary act which showed a sufficient force for the measures and the possibilities it offers.
We were not part of the conflict in order to “celebrate the anniversary” of November 17. We were not part of the conflict to do social constituencies. We were not part of the conflict to “revive the glory” of the Polytechnic uprising. We were not part of the conflict in the hope of provoking some serious property damage. And neither were we part of the conflict to show that the so-called anarchist space has a compact dynamic and combative presence, creating the illusion of a mass “that breaks” and “sows chaos” in pre-arranged meetings with considerable operational force .
We were part of the conflict to create moments of attack and familiarity with the immediate anarchic violence, to test our reflexes to coexist with individualities we value theoretically and practically, and finally get away from experiential inaction and inertia. We were part of an insurrectionary moment, with some elementary (in terms of material costs towards the authoritative carriers) effectiveness.
Anonymously submitted to It’s Going Down
22/11 Last night, in keeping with our first communique, we destroyed the front of another Chicago Citibank in retaliation for the atrocities committed against the water protectors in North Dakota two days ago.
Citibank: you too are responsible for the loss of our comrade’s arm. You have always numbered among the forces organized to preserve and profit from a violent and intolerable world, but today we shall be more specific : you are financing the black snake, you are the shadowy, respectable double of the police, and you mutilated the body of a peaceful water protector–the body of one of our friends. You bank against indigenous people, against women, against the earth, against us. You are therefore our enemy.
Anonymously submitted to It’s Going Down
The door locks and ATMS of 3 Wells Fargos and one US Bank in Minneapolis, MN were glued shut in solidarity with the Standing Rock pipeline resistance movement this Black Friday weekend. Wells Fargo and US Bank directly fund the Dakota Access Pipeline and are thus complicit in perpetuating over 500 years of genocide and oppression against Native Americans.
Business as usual cannot continue while banks and oil corporations destroy indigenous peoples’ lands and cultures. We demand that Wells Fargo, US Bank and all other funders divest from Energy Transfer Partners, DAPL and all fossil fuel interests.
November 29, 2016
Bulgaria Hundreds of migrants clashed intensely with police today (24.11.2016.) in
the detention centre of Harmanli, close to the Turkish-Bulgarian border.
The riots lasted for hours and the pigs needed rubber bullets, water
cannon and tear gas to break it.
After entering the camp the cops indiscriminately beat up migrants in their own rooms (photos – in the
comment under the post). The migrants were put under a quarantine some
days ago after local people, stirred up by nationalist and fascist
parties and organisations, protested against the centre, claiming it was
a source of diseases. Although an inspection proved this wrong, the camp
was literally besieged by police and people were forbidden from leaving
it (it is not a close centre, so people are normally allowed a limited
mobility). The treatment of migrants in Bulgaria is and has been
specifically brutal. Migrants have been killed on the border with
Turkey, where a massive fence was recently built, the cases of beatings,
degrading treatment and brutality are an everyday reality. All this
happens in an atmosphere where the media with no exceptions is a source
extremely racist and anti-migrant discourse.
The fascists and nationalists have been gathering strength and carry out daily attacks on
migrants, apart from their regular “refugees out” marches. The
opposition on any level is becoming more and more difficult as people
who express anti-fascist and anti-racist ideas are targeted by violent
gangs of fascists who enjoy almost complete impunity.
November 29, 2016