October 20, 2017
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Mexico: Call from Anarchist Prisoner Fernando Bárcenas to Support the Autonomous Prison Library Project

10.10.17: To the rebellious compañerxs
I write to all those who build their paths of autonomy, to remember that within these walls we try to steal our precious time from the machinery, generating moments of clarity in a suffocating world…that is how, in recent years, proposals for resistance have emerged, from isolated struggles in forgotten areas, screams that are lost in the darkness, to moments of informal organization in the daily life of the open regime, in other words in the general population, where almost three years agao the idea emerged to create an alternative space where prisoners could show that there is already enough of such annihilation, we know that the prison system is designed to subject our minds and bodies to the structure of commerce, so we are not going to ask them to change, we know that money is the language of the powerful and for that reason we have no requests, we just want to self-manage our lives within these walls because we know that all their social rehabilitation programs seek to create are submissive, repentant, guilty beings who will accept slave labor at the hands of prison officials.
So the idea of establishing an alternative library in the auditorium of the Northern Prison has emerged. But to build this project of autonomy and to ensure it succeeds, we need your support and solidarity, because within prison we are repressed more effectively and that is why this is a call to all those who know that in this war, we need them, only with you can we gain the strength to confront the rotten logic of the system…
Do not leave us alone in building a space for more autonomy, our struggle is no less important, we are also slaves, children of a war, labelled criminals, and this is why they marginalize us, but together with you we can demonstrate that we are capable of living in freedom in the here and now, even though it is behind stone walls…
That is why we ask for support to maintain this project, the autonomous library in the Northern Prison.
With love and strength to all
Fernando Bárcenas
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October 20, 2017
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Pyotr Ryabov, anarchist philosopher imprisoned for 6 days in Belarus, declared a hungerstrike

October 11, the city court of Baranovichi, Belarus, sentenced Russian anarchist Pyotr Ryabov. Petr, an anarchist philosopher and a lecturer of the department of Philosophy in the Moscow State Pedagogical University was sentenced to 6 days of prison for “minor hooliganism” and “distribution of extremist materials” (statutes 17.1 and 17.11 of the Codex of misdemeanors of Belarus). The court has declared the Belarusian anarchist journal “Svoboda ili Smert issue 6” (published in 2007) an extremist material. However, these were trumped up charges: the real reason of the arrest was the lecture on anarchist movement. Ryabov came to Baranovichi to give this lecture.
Ryabov was arrested on his way back to Moscow at the Baranovichi train station. He was supposed to give a talk at another event in Moscow.
After the sentence, Ryabor declared a hungerstrike.
Information provided by Pramen anarchist group
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October 17, 2017
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Greece , Athens :VIDEO from the actions for solidarity to Kostas B. ,16 year old arrested and tortured by the Greek cops.

(September 23rd, Exarhia) Gathering, demo and attack on Exarhia police
staton,
(October 7th, Pedion tou Areos) Demo towards GADA [Athens police HQ],
attack on riot cop units on Harilaou Trikoupi street and clashes in
Exarhia.
On September 16th 2017, a day of protests in memory of Pavlos Fyssas who
was murdered by neonazis of the Golden Dawn, 16 year-old Kostas B. was
arrested during the clashes in Exarhia.
The 16year-old was tortured before he was even transferred to GADA
(athens police hq). The oppressive brutality however did not stop there.
The result was him being beaten even worse within this frame of torture.
Specifically, Kostas B. was tortured in duration and systematically
after his arrest while he was handcuffed behind his back. While he was
cuffed on the ground almost unconscious by the continuous blows by the
riot cop unit that arrested him on the corner of Harilaou Trikoupi and
Valtetsiou street, cops stamped on his hands trying to break his fingers
and kicked him in the head until he eventually passed out.
According to confirmed reports, he was unconscious while being
transferred to GADA but before they took him to the cells he regained
consciousness inside the cop car and was injured by another passing car
in his attempt to escape.
This resulted in him being immediately transferred to KAT hospital and
be put in intensive care. In order for his organism to recover from the
ferocity of the blows and because of the multiple fractures, he was put
into an induced comma for a few days. Of course the effort to cover-up
such an incident by the government apparatus is not at all accidental,
since they feared the reactions that could arise from a “new
Grigoropoulos”, they acted immediately. As it became known, the minister
of Public Order Nikos Toskas, went to the hospital within an hour. This
tactic continues till today with the persistence to not publicizing
material from Alexandras avenue and the withholding of the forensic
examination.
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October 17, 2017
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Besançon, France: School of commerce solidarity attack and tags on the “En Marche” premises

Blows of avenging hammers
In the night of Monday to Tuesday, we destroyed several windows of the business school, located just a few steps away from the chamber of commerce, industry and tourism.
This small attack on a facet of this world of exploitation and submission is a wink to those accused of the burning of the police car in quai de Valmy, in particular to Kara and Krem. Meanwhile, it has been learned that the two comrades remain in jail. We will therefore continue to attack domination and not watch justice do its work in silence.
For a world without cash or cops!
[Published on indymedia nantes, Thursday 12 October 2017]
NdSAD: it seems that this attack was mentioned in articles in the local press on the degradation aimed at the parliamentary permanence of Fanette Charvier, member of the LREM party, the same night. One can read one of them on the website of Attaque. This communiqué therefore provides some details on the attack and its motivations, as well as put an end to the insinuations of journalists as to possible (limited) paint damage on the IMEA business school.


via: /sansattendre
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October 17, 2017
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Italy – Two communiques from anarchist Salvatore Vespertino (Ghespe)

Here are two communiques by Ghespe, written with a month between them.
I was arrested along with 7 other people in the umpteenth Digos and ROS operation. Imagination never fails that scum (wish their health also failed them) and anyone who even just glanced at the newspapers knows very well how they went crazy this time too. But it must be said that although the papers read like a thriller (pretty third rate), they mention 3 events that have little to do with the imagination: the Molotov that flew over the Carabinieri barracks in Rovezzano in April, the ‘device’ that exploded at the casapound bookshop ‘il bargello’, where a specialized police bomb disposal expert lost an eye and a hand, and the fact that all those arrested are anarchists. Up until now Paska and I are the only ones to be held in jail.
One of the things in the papers that struck me, but didn’t surprise me, can be found between the lines of the document of validation of the arrest: …the overall behaviour of the person under investigation and the fact he continues to mingle in anarchist milieus… Personally, as I live my anarchist tension, I’ve always taken the possibility of imprisonment into account; and now, without any victimization, here I am! What to say… the struggle continues in every kind of prison… for anarchy.
Greetings
Ghespe
Our passion for freedom is stronger than any cell.
20/08/2017
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Hi folks,
I’ve been in the 5th unit since the first day of my imprisonment, and didn’t go through ‘arrivals’. I’m starting to get used to the place and to know the other prisoners. At first the unit was quite animated, with daily uproar even if mainly between prisoners (sic!). Food is not edible 3 times out of 4 and on Sundays there’s no dinner, so those who can’t buy anything…

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October 17, 2017
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Clermont-Ferrand, France: Vilaine Kantoch for the support fund

Kaliméro Saturday 14 October
Saturday 14, benefit vilaine kantoch , for the support fund for prisoners of the social war.
There will be an info kiosk of books and pamphlets. We can also discuss, including the verdict of the flaming copmobile affair.
Kalimero besides is sending some dosh to Kara and Krem, who have been sentenced respectively to 4 years, two of them suspended, and 5 years, two and a half suspended.
Appointment from 1 pm at the Hotel des Vil-e-s, 55 avenue de l’Union Soviet
Vegan food, rage, joy …
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via: https://sansattendre.noblogs.org/post/2017/10/13/clermont-ferrand-france-vilaine-kantoch-en-soutien-a-la-caisse-kalimero-samedi-14-octobre/
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October 15, 2017
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Vandalism of the store of Robert Proule, member of La Meute – Canada

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
In the early morning of September 30, with the help of a fire extinguisher filled with paint, we repainted brown the exterior façade of JS RP Tech Informatique, owned by Robert Proule, located at 6117 Bélanger. Robert Proule is an active member of La Meute, involved with security.
Contrary to what they chant in the media, La Meute is an Islamophobic and racist group, using a media strategy to spread far-right, anti-immigrant, conservative ideologies, and which promotes white supremacy. Almost all public personalities of the right-wing in Quebec are members. Its idols being politicians like Marine le Pen and, Donald Trump. La Meute, with populist discourses that democratically demand the “freedom of expression”, revives the currents of the far-right in a frightening way. Several members are inspired by figures advocating for racist murder and the return of slavery, such as the KKK or Adolf Hitler.

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October 15, 2017
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UK – St Helens, Merseyside Cop station smashed & graffiti attacked

A man in St Helens, Merseyside managed to climb onto the roof of the local cop shop on 9th October triggering a stand off for 9 hours with cops. The man sprayed graffiti on the walls including ‘Fuck the police’, then started throwing objects at the cop station breaking windows, also upon cops and their vehicles below.
The stand off ended in the early hours of the morning, resulting in the mans arrest for vandalism that included damage to the station, cops vehicles, a cop station cell and also for attacks on the cops themselves.

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October 15, 2017
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USA – Free Kara and Krem! Two Walls Painted in Chicago

After being held for the past seventeen months in the largest prison in Europe, without so much as a trial date to give her solace, Kara Wild is now back in grueling prison purgatory waiting for her verdict to be announced on October 11th.
Kara is an anarchist from Chicago currently on trial in Paris facing three years in prison for allegedly burning a cop car (with the cop still inside!) during anti-labor law protests in 2016. So far the trial has been as one would expect; shoddy evidence and laughable statements from the state, including the argument that the police are a discriminated minority in society, a clear attempt at setting legal precedent to equate anti-police protests to Islamophobic or homophobic attacks.
In light of the state’s preposterous narrative, we set out to do some re-writing of our own. At twilight in Chicago, we painted FREE KARA WILD and FREE KREM twenty five feet high in the Wicker Park and Little Village neighborhoods, giving new life to depressing brick walls. Our hearts burn along with the 50 cop cars set ablaze by our comrades in Grenoble (eastern France). We stand with comrades everywhere weaponizing their friendships to lash out against the apparatus which threatens to keep our friends in cages.
Additional solidarity actions explicitly linked to this ongoing trial in Paris have been manifested world wide.

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October 15, 2017
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France , Paris – Burning Cop Car Case – 7 Comrades Receive Prison Sentences

11.10.17: The verdicts have been announced in the Burning Cop Car Case. Sentences were as follows:
Angel B: acquitted (“participating in a group conspiring to commit violence”)
Leandro L: guilty, 1 year suspended sentence (“participating in a group conspiring to commit violence”)
Bryan M: acquitted, (“participating in a group conspiring to commit violence”) guilty, €1000 fine (“refusal to give DNA sample”)
Thomas R: guilty, 2 years imprisonment, 1 of which are suspended (“punching and kicking vehicle”)
Kara B: guilty, 4 years imprisonment, 2 of which are suspended (“throwing a metal object at the car windscreen”)
Ari R: guilty, 5 years imprisonment, 2.5 of which are suspended (“attacking the back of the car using a metal object”)
Nicolas F: guilty, 5 years imprisonment, 2 of which are suspended (“assaulting policeman with a metal pole”)
Antonin B: guilty, 5 years imprisonment, 2 of which are suspended (“attacking police inside the car and breaking rear window”)
Joachim L: guilty, absent from court, 7 years imprisonment, (“setting fire to police vehicle with a flare”) (fly free little bird!)
The comrades were also ordered to pay €5000 in compensatory damages to the police union. The convictions were based on the anonymous testimony of a police intelligence officer who was never cross-examined and who contradicted himself in his statement several times.
A spontaneous demonstration of around 300 comrades took place after the verdict.
Solidarity with the sentenced comrades!
(info via Attaque and Paris-Luttes.Info)
from: insurrectionnewsworldwide.

October 15, 2017
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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Two Anarchist Comrades Detained Following Demonstration for Santiago Maldonado (Eng/Esp)

*Update: Latest info received is that both comrades will be released tonight, but will face court at a later date.
*Actualización: La última información recibida es que ambos compañerxs serán lanzados esta noche, pero se enfrentarán a la corte en una fecha posterior.
12.10.17: URGENT! Moments ago the City Police chased down demonstrators on the corner of Callao and Pueyrredón avenues who were dispersing following an action for the reappearance alive of Santiago Maldonado. The two detainees are Antu Ezequiel Ocampo and Sofía Romero. They are being detained at the 7th police station, Lavalle 2625. So far the police have not given accurate information regarding the reasons for the arrests nor have they given information about which court will be handling the case.
Call the police station to check the status of the detainees and what they are being accused of: Telephone 4961-3333
URGENT, PLEASE SPREAD!!
(info via Colectivo Anarquista Regional La Plata and Antena Negra TV – Canal 20 de TDA)
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CABA | Detenidxs en la comisaría 7ma. Estaban en una actividad por Santiago Maldonado.
Dos personas están detenidas ahora en la comisaria 7ma de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, en Lavalle 2625.
Las detenciones ocurrieron luego de un corte de calle en Pueyrredon y corrientes que exigia la aparición de Santiago Maldonado.
La Policía de la Ciudad persiguió a dos manifestantes y lxs detuvo arbitrariamente.
Hasta el momento los efectivos no dan información certera ni de las razones de la detención, ni del juzgado interviniente en el caso.
(via  Antena Negra TV – Canal 20 de TDA)
URGENTE | CABA
Hace instantes, la Policía de la Ciudad persiguió a manifestantes que desconcentraban después de realizar una actividad por la aparición con vida de Santiago Maldonado en Callao y Pueyrredón. Al menos hay tres detenidos en la Comisaría 7ma.
Llamar a la comisaría para constatar el estado de las personas detenidas y qué se les imputa:
Teléfono : 4961-3333 .
DIFUNDIR
URGENTE!!, DIFUNDIR!! (Bs As, Argentina)
Durante la desconcentración de un corte en Av. Corrientes y Av. Pueyrredón, policías persiguieron a lxs manifestantes y detuvieron a Antu Ezequiel Ocampo y Sofía Romero. Están detenidxs en la comisaría 7ma, Lavalle 2625.
Se agradece difusión y llamar al 4961-3333 preguntando por su estado de salud.
(via Colectivo Anarquista Regional La Plata)
From: insurrectionnewsworldwide

October 15, 2017
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Greece , Athens: Regarding the letter-bomb attack against ex-prime minister and technocrat Loukas Papadimos

Since the following news did not get a wide distribution outside Greece in the international counter-information networks when it appeared in May 2017, and as the corporate news also attempted to mitigate and ‘play-down’ the impact of this attack, we rely this info to highlight that everything continues and nothing is over.
On 25 May, on the first day of the 2017 NATO summit taking place in Brussels, Belgium, whilst being driven back to his home at 6:30 in the early evening, the ex-prime minister of Greece, Loukas Papadimos was injured in a successful high-impact letter-bomb attack that remains unsolved and unclaimed. The incident took place in central Athens, a few blocks from the Athens Polytechnic in the central part of that city. The device detonated inside an armoured-car with accompanying police security detail, and humiliated those security services and the authorities who shut down the area containing the vehicles transporting Papadimos, beginning a counter-terror investigation.
Loukas Papadimos is now a senior economist, former governor of the Bank of Greece and former vice-president of the European Central Bank. The letter-bomb arrived at his home after undergoing checks which did not detect the explosive material. Two security officers serving as driver and bodyguard to Papadimos were also injured in the explosion. The explosion of the device inside the customised vehicle added to the pressure of the bomb, leading to injuries to Papadimos’ eyes, chest, abdomen and legs and he was brought to the hospital for surgery for the non-life threatening wounds. The other victims of the bomb also were taken to hospital suffering less severe injuries. The attack was hailed by the authorities as the worst act of violence against a senior figure in the Greek establishment in decades.
The Greek State is terrified that the operational methods have developed and evolved to defeat their security apparatus. If this high profile target can be reached then all of them are in reach.
Technocrats, ticks, parasites – The violence and fear will come to your homes as you try to inject it into ours – Long live anarchy.
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October 15, 2017
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Call-out for a Week of International Action Against Speciesism and Its World! Oct 30-Nov 5, 2017

An international call for a week of action against speciesism, from October 30 and November 5, has been launched through social media. It encourages folks to carry out all kinds of actions, from street propaganda (paintings, posters, distribution of leaflets …) to workshops/forums and debates in your meeting spaces, to self-organizing various actions against specific businesses with the tools that each person may consider appropriate, to mass mobilizations and demonstrations.
May each one be organized as it suits each one involved, and may they shake all the cages. In memory of Barry Horne and all the human and nonhuman victims of speciesism and domination.

Both individual and collective measures of struggle are valid; from diffusion actions to mobilizations.

Solidarity between species is not just a written word!

(The call out translated in several languages: In Italian, English, Spanish, Basque, French, Turkish, Kurdish, German and Portuguese versions
https://contagioantispecista.noblogs.org/post/2017/09/09/settimana-internazionale-per-lazione-antispecista/

October 12, 2017
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[Italy] Call for International Solidarity on 16th of November 2017— ”Scripta Manent” Trial

On November 16th, at 10 am, in front of the high security court in Turin, will be held the first hearing of the trial ”Scripta Manent,” and it will be a long-running case, in which 22 anarchist comrades are charged, and seven of them are still in prison.The repressive State apparatus accuses a part of the anarchist movement
of attacking it with the practices of: destructive direct action against
its structures and its men, realization and distribution of anarchist
publications, and support for revolutionary prisoners.
The theorem of prosecutor Sparagna is that the positions of accused
comrades are isolated and distant from the anarchist context.
It is a blatant attempt to factionalise and confine the anarchism to
certain fenced enclosures, legal and interpretative.
We demolish the attempt to isolate these comrades and we affirm that the
practices and positions they are accused of, constitute a patrimony of
all anarchists and revolutionaries, and we reaffirm our closeness and
our solidarity with the defendants.
We make a call to take part in the gathering on Thursday, November 16th,
at 10 am, in front of the high security court of “le Vallette” Turin
prison, and we relaunch the call for international solidarity with all
anarchist, rebel and revolutionary prisoners; in any place and in
accordance with the modalities that each person considers more
appropriate.
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October 11, 2017
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PARIS :Thursday October 12, Struggle in the prisons in Greece at bibliothèque Les Fleurs Arctiques

 

This Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7 pm, evening of support and the following discussion:
Evening of support for Tameio (Athens) and discussion about the struggles inside prisons in Greece.
In the presence of comrades of the Solidarity Fund for Imprisoned and Hunted comrades (“Tameio”) of Athens, we will have the opportunity to discuss methods of collective defence in the face of repression, to reverse the ongoing proceedings against revolutionaries, including those built around the new anti-terrorism law of the Syriza government, as well as learn more about the struggles in Greek prisons, which, seen from here, are massive.
It will also be possible to revisit, among others, the enriching experience of the Prisoners in Struggle (DAK) in the struggle against the new high-security prisons (type “C”), and the case referred to as Velvento / Kozani in 2013 against a dozen anarchists. Reading suggestions about the context of the anarchist and anti-prison struggles in Greece are on the library of the blog.
Donations from the evening will go to the solidarity fund.
Thursday 12 October 2017 at 19h

Reading suggestions and flier :
https://lesfleursarctiques.noblogs.org/?p=458
The rest of the October programme :
https://lesfleursarctiques.noblogs.org/?p=434

Come along on Thursday, and spread the info.

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October 10, 2017
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Monza, Italy – Benefit night for those arrested at the Hamburg G20

BENEFIT NIGHT FOR THOSE ARRESTED AT THE HAMBURG G20
A night of discussion on the practices and significance of the 2017 G20 days in Hamburg.
Saturday 14th October from 6pm to 3am
Foa Boccaccio, via Rosmini 11, Monza
• From 6pm: discussion on the Hamburg G20 events
• From 8:30pm: benefit dinner
• From 10am live:
– ABAN official page (SUD-EST Records)
LINE UP TO BE CONFIRMED
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October 10, 2017
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Belgium – Fawda – paper of anarchist critique

PDF
n ° 2 – autumn 2017
Summary
* The silence of slippers
* Little gazette of sabotage against the military industry
* 2014-2018
* We could be even worse – Considerations and reflections from Argentina one month after the disappearance of Santiago Maldonado
* Little gazette of cop stations under the fire of critique
* Little gazette of concessionaries that blaze
* Little gazette of Anti-Progress
* Inauguration of the Police and Justice Centre in Zurich
* A new cartography for attacking power
* Minority action

October 10, 2017
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UK, Shrewsbury: Two cop cars get smashed in weekend of disorder

Gangs of youth attacked two cop cars over the weekend during disorder that erupted over two nights in the town of Shrewsbury. The head cops are trying to calm the situation by claiming a ‘Wild West situation’ will not develop in the Harlescott area. The attacks on the cops began on Saturday night when gangs started throwing rocks at the feds on patrol outside the local youth centre. The cop cars were damaged on Sunday when cops parked them to go on foot patrol in the area, one with a rear window smashed.
All Cops Are Targets! A.C.A.T.!
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October 10, 2017
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Santiago, Chile: Bus Torched by Informal Anarchist Band (BAI) in Solidarity with all Prisoners of the Social War

ANARCHIC AND INSURRECTIONARY SOLIDARITY WITH ALL PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR. BURNING OF A BUS IN SANTIAGO.
Like yesterday today, and as it will be tomorrow, and be sure of this more than ALL LIFE, we position ourselves in constant war against the power, its systems, its state and all authority.
On the outskirts of the Liceo de Aplicación school in Santiago, $hile on the morning of October 2nd, we decided to express solidarity will all the prisoners of the Social War in an active and confrontational way, making it clear that words come with action. Around 08.15AM we went out to the street with a clear objective, the burning of a public transport bus, disregarding the police control of the area, with this we demonstrate that these actions can be carried out, rubbing in the face of power the fact that nothing and no one can stop the advance of the anarchic insurrection and the Social War.

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October 10, 2017
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Valparaíso, Chile: Barricades and Clashes in Solidarity with all Mapuche and Subversive Prisoners

Valparaíso, Chile: Barricades and Clashes at the FARQ (UV) (Faculty of Architecture at the University of Valparaíso)
05.10.17: We broke the passive routine of the university to demand the immediate release of the Mapuche and subversive prisoners kidnapped by the $hilean state.
We send an embrace of solidarity to the peñi (Mapuche brothers) imprisoned for the Church case and Luchsinger-Mackay frame-ups as well as all the prisoners at war against the state, patriarchy and capital with its new colonizing onslaught of the stinking IIRSA-COSIPLA* project where it seeks to continue the devastating advance of their rotten extractivist civilization.
We salute the weichafe (Mapuche warriors) in clandestinity who keep their dignity intact without making a truce with the enemy!!
Also, we call to keep alive the tension for the reappearance with life of the anarchist compa Santiago Maldonado.
As long as there is misery, there will be rebellion!!
*Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America
via: insurrectionnewsworldwide.