December 15, 2019
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Update on the Belgian comrade accused for ‘Possession of explosives’ in Athens, Greece

The comrade that was arrested in a neighborhood in the north-east of
Athens on the 5th of December and was accused for ‘Possession of
explosives’ appeared today in front of a 3 headed court at Evelpidon.
After the testimony of the first cop (of the in total 4 cops called by
the court as witnesses in this case) the court decided the hearing can
not continue without the scientific report of what was actually found on the comrade at the time of his arrest. The case got postponed until the 29th of May 2020.
Ps: The comrade was released from custody after the first hearing of the trial on the 7th of December, and remains free.
Athens, 12th of December 2019

December 15, 2019
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Genoa, Italy: Flyer in solidarity with Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito

Genoa, Italy: Flyer in solidarity with Nicola Gai and Alfredo Cospito

PDF Flyer EN, + ES, IT
“On the altar of technological development we are sacrificing
every breath of our individual freedom and the possibility
to live a life that is really worth it.”

NICOLA GAI.
“Anarchy rejects that life becomes an ideology,
shit or a little more, at best,
an impotent exit for frustrated men and women.”

ALFREDO COSPITO.
It is a fact that the Italian war industry represents one of the “excellencies” of the national economy, as it is one of the few sectors that knows no crisis, it is certainly not a novelty, this field of investment that produces such high profits that are considered indispensable for the economy of any government, of any colour, with the due respect of all those who enjoy, for example, the hypocritical condemnation of the aggression carried out by Turkey towards the inhabitants and rebels of Rojava and who call for the formal blockade of the export of weapons produced in Italy to Turkey announced by the current government.
And if it is true that “the war begins here”, which is where the weapons are produced, this is even more true because here, in Genoa, is one of the offices of Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica), a state-controlled company, which is a world leader in the research and production of advanced technological systems for the military industries and for social control: Helicopters, fighter jets, drones, radars, attack systems, military land and sea vehicles, ammunition, electronic warfare systems and tele-operated, coastal and border protection systems, electronic social control systems to be applied in cities, ports and airports, and much more; Their catalogue is very wide.

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December 14, 2019
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Ukraine: Anarchists attacked a mobile operator in Kiev

Posted on December 10, 2019.Note a2day: Ukrainian media, citing the police, report that on December 10 the tower of the operator Vodafone, not Lifecell, was burned in Kiev.
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In the night of December 10 a group of anarchists burned down the cell tower of Lifecell operator settled by the crossroad of Hostomel road and Big Ring Road in Kyiv. Lifecell is owned by the Turkish company Turkcell. This company is the participant of aggression of Erdogan’s regime against the people’s self-government in Kurdistan. The latest episode of its criminal politics is the invasion of Turkish army into the Democratic Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria (Rojava) in October 2019.
Turkcell constructs its towers in the areas of Syria occupied by the Turkish government as it happened in Afrin, Shahba and Idlib. This mobile network which is under control of Ankara authorities appears in every place invaded by Erdogan’s soldiers. Kurdish guerillas destroy Turkcell towers — we are proud to take the torchlight of the struggle from their hands. Revolutionary resistance and solidarity lie beyond state borders and national boundaries.

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December 14, 2019
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Thessaloniki, Greece: Intervention at the Italian consulate for the prosecution of 45 comrades for anti-militarism in Italy

In September 2019, Cagliari’s prosecutor’s office created a huge paper book covering all anti-militant actions carried out in the period 2014-2017, accusing 45 comrades – 5 of them charged with article 270bis, of  “subversive organization with terrorist intentions “. The charges include interventions against the growing militarization and territorial militarization of NATO forces in Italy – anti-militaristic marches and actions, rallying outside military bases and violations of supervised military zones.
This new judicial campaign is part of an intensification of repression by the Italian state that has been launching  for the past year a peculiar pogrom against those who fight or are in surplus for the Salvini government’s far-right rhetoric .

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December 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Berlin , Germany : Attack on Deutsche Telekom and Nissan: From Berlin to Greece and Worldwide – Fire and Flames to the State, Capital and the Bosses!

Berlin , Germany : Attack on Deutsche Telekom and Nissan: From Berlin to Greece and Worldwide – Fire and Flames to the State, Capital and the Bosses!

In the morning hours of 13th of December we set fire to five company cars and one radio antenna on the Deutsche Telekom premises at Hannemannstraße in Berlin-Britz as well as to two cars in front of the Nissan car dealership at Gärtnerstraße in Berlin-Alt-Hohenschönhausen.
Our attacks are aimed at two companies that are globally involved in securing the rule of power and enriching themselves by it, including in Greece, where the current government is threatening to evict all occupied houses and social centers and where those who do not allow themselves to be pushed into the neoliberal norm are subject to massive attacks by the state:
→ Deutsche Telekom, as the biggest european company for Telecommunications, which, profiting from the crisis, bought parts of the former state company Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (greek: OTE A.E.) and is now a 45% shareholder. With its subsidiary T-Systems, the Deutsche Telekom is worldwide leading in service for security authorities, industry and the energy sector.

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December 14, 2019
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Madrid, Spain: Attack against Carsharing – Against the Smartcity

On a monotonous working morning, some lovers of the Smartcity and the hypocrisy of clean energy, with their brain intoxicated by apps, had to walk a long way before they could find a car…
During the previous night and under the cover of the fog, ten machines on the car sharing circuit were attacked in several areas of a neighborhood in Madrid.
Against technology, against the State and the Smart-zombie world!
Long live anarchy!
Some Friends of Ludd
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December 14, 2019
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Athens, Greece : Anarchists intervene at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Tuesday 10 December 2019 more than 70 anarchists sent their own message during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony of Athens in solidarity to squats. The intervention comes few days after the end of a 15 days ultimatum issued by the Ministry of “Public Order” towards the dozens of political and refugee squats across Greece (some of them more than 30 years old) threatening them with violent evictions by the riot police and police special forces, if they did not evacuate within the deadline. The deadline ended on Thursday night on the 5th of December 2019, a political decision by the greek State aiming to agitate and create an “explosive atmosphere”.

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December 14, 2019
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Indonesia : Solidarity with the Anarchist Prisoners in Makassar

Surrendering to state domination is the death of living for humans, contempt in the face of this is freedom and independence.
Free choice to continue to survive and assemble all forms of power to keep burning and ready to burn all threats, to fight all forms of dictation of power, oppression and all forms of capitalism domination.
There is only one war, namely CLASS WAR !!!
CLASS WAR – FIGHTING SOLIDARITY

Solidarity is a Weapon
Palanghitam Anarkis / ABC Indonesia | More info: 1, 2
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December 12, 2019
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Translation initiative – Incendiary attack (Athens, Greece)

Athens, Greece: Claim for incendiary attack against a Citroen facility –
6th of December

You, that robbed us of everything, that place us under the painful
scrutiny of systematic surveillance and uniformed thugs, you, you would be the ones pleading lies about forgiveness.
You drag us out of rooftops and houses, of streets and squares, you
judge, you order, you cage. You shoot and you win. And we won’t accept.

As the city glimmer with the flames that dance and not only with your
cursed imprisoned lights, on your eyes grows fear.

For tonight it is your collaborators, your infrastructure, your damned
cars that you’ll use to chase us, as anytime it might be just you.

On the evening of 6th December, nine incendiary devices were placed
under same amount of cars on a Citroen facility in Athens, for being one of many that provide the material for the Greek police force to hunt and
retain.

Your network will be threatened, your allies will be torched, your
suffering will be ensured.

Never forgive.

Towards the total destruction of police and their bloody supporters.

Original source: https://athens.indymedia.org/post/1601849/

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December 12, 2019
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UK : Sabotage at Youth Prison, Bristol

Back again! we paid another visit to Vinney Green ‘Secure Unit’ (AKA
Youth Prison), on the outskirts of Bristol.  We sabotaged and
immobilised 4 cars belonging to screws.  Vinney Green was previously
attacked in June (see: bristol-solidarity-graffiti-for-anarchist-prisoners-by-eco-anarchist-vandals-fai-irf-uk/)

24 young people (aged 10-18) are incarcerated at Vinney Green. It is one
of 15 secure units in England, and is currently being expanded. There
were 144 assaults there last year. The prison has been publicly
criticised for it’s “high use of restraint” among other things (but do
not mistake us; there is no such thing as a “good” prison, and it is
never acceptable to use restraint)…

Remember the kids this Christmas.  Remember Alexis Grigoropoulos, who
was shot by police in Greece aged 15.

In this time when many are turning to the ballot box… we took to the
streets.  A juvenille prank, for those in juvie…. Their cameras and
fences do not deter us…and our rage will never be silenced by their
electioneering and rhetoric.  Boris Johnson promises tougher sentences.
We promise more actions….

Until next time.
Fire to the prisons!
December Cell

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December 11, 2019
by actforfreedom
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Canada : Destruction of Amazon and Google Doorbell Surveillance Cameras

Recently, we went on a nighttime stroll and removed some Google Nest and Amazon Ring doorbell surveillance cameras from a couple residential streets.
These products, which one can easily spot at night by their blue or green ring of light, are popping up more and more in Montreal and elsewhere. The cameras can store recorded video on the cloud for up to 60 days.
It’s been well documented that Amazon is using Ring to build a private surveillance network, fully integrated with police departments, under the guise of combating package theft.
On a positive note, these doorbell cameras make it easy to fight back against the giants of techno-capitalism right in our neighborhoods. They are easily removed with a small crowbar. It’s suggested to have a buddy with you and/or wear electrical insulating gloves as a precaution against the risk of shock from live wires. And be aware that the battery-powered camera may continue recording and transmitting even after being torn from the wall, while it’s still in range of its home wifi network; the user may also receive a notification on their phone.
Fuck Amazon, Google, and their encroaching techno-dystopia.
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info

December 11, 2019
by actforfreedom
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AUSTRIA : On the 6th of December, in Vienna, a solidarity demo for the squats in Greece and against state repression.

On the 6th of December, in Vienna,we did a solidarity demo for the squats in greece and against state repression. We gave away texts, put up banners and shouted slogans in greek, german and english. The demo, of about 50 people, started from Karlsplatz square and moved to the greek embassy, where flyers were thrown.
The text that was given out:
From Vienna to Greece and to the world
Against State Repression
We are a diverse group of students, workers, migrants and residents of Vienna, who came together inorder to express our protestation against repression and police violence that is being increasinglyexerted by the Greek state against refugees, migrants and social and political initiatives of the anarchists, solidarity, radical left and anti-authoritarian movements.
As of September 2019, the right-wing conservative Greek government, initiated a new round of stateviolence, including evictions of squats hosting refugees and escalated with attacks against social and political spaces, police invasions in universities, cinemas and cafes. Besides a burst of indiscriminate police violence against protesters, journalists and onlookers there were also documented incidents of torture, sexual abuse and harassment and illegal surveillance of vehicles of activists by GPS devices. On top of that, the Greek government published an ultimatum – which expires on the 6th of December -demanding the voluntary eviction of all the squatted buildings, whether designated for housing refugees or political initiatives.

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December 11, 2019
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Copenhagen, DEN : Solidarity to squats in greece

OUR HEARTS BEAT HARDER THAN REPRESSION
In November 20th 2019 the greek minister of citizen protection announced a 15 days ultimatum demanding the eviction of all private and public squatted places in Greece. The ultimatum notes that any asylum seekers residing in these occupied buildings will be transferred to inland accommodation structures. The ultimatum is to expire in 15 days, that is today, the 6th of December. This is not a random date, it is a symbolic day for the fight against state repression in greece. Eleven years ago, on that day in the neighborhood of Exarcheia in Athens, 15-Year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot dead by a greek policeman. This murder led to a massive social revolt and gave birth to several initiatives, squats and collectives around the country.
It is not the first time that this government attacks social centers and squats. The last few months several occupied buildings were evicted. Among them were several buildings where migrants had found shelter and social centers where people organized collectively their political actions against capitalistic repression. During a period of crisis which is characterized by the imposition of harsh neoliberal measures in the greek society these places play a multifaceted role. They provide shelter to those excluded and left behind, they stand in solidarity with migrants and resist against alienation and serve as starting points for fights against sovereignty. These squats were created by those who dared to imagine their lives in different terms.

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December 11, 2019
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Athens, Greece : Coordinated Attacks on 30 State and Capitalist Targets in Athens on Anniversary of Greek Insurrection

On the 11th anniversary of the Greek insurrection, sparked by the murder of anarchist teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos by the police, 30 state and capitalist targets were attacked in 13 different neighborhoods of Athens.
The following is their statement:

“When able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If he is irritable, try to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.”
-Sun Tzu
11 years since the night that defined an entire generation, where everyone had to take a place in a sleeping city, 11 years since we believed everything was possible when RAGE went along with CONSCIOUSNESS…
Eleven years later, we hold the red thread of an uprising firmly and its flame does not go out. That is not to say that it is eradicated, despite the burden of anti-insurgency policies that were imposed by state force in the first years after the December uprising. It did not go away in the misery and social depravity of the “crisis” years. Not even erased in the years when the “carrot” was trying to integrate and subdue more effectively than the repressive whip.

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December 11, 2019
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Leipzig, Germany: Arson Attack Against the Federal Office of Taxes and Finances

Arson Attack on Saxon federal office of taxes and finances – No one will be able to pacify our struggle – Solidary Greetings to the fighting companions in Exarchia
The Saxon federal office of taxes and finances (LSF) is in charge of the financial administration of the Saxon federal state and provides the juristic basis for enforcement measures and the enforcement of juristic judgments, such as forced evictions or confiscations to compensate debts. Being under patronage of the German state, this ministry performs the political agenda of the free market. The LSF is enforcing the national financial policy, which privileges companies and disadvantages the people. This policy is driven by the ideology of the “Black Zero”. The neoliberal doctrine of economizing provokes the capital’s overarching control over all social spheres. Through privatization and the cutting of taxes for major companies, any social attempt is buried completely under the logic of profit.
Under guidance of the German State the dictate of economizing (Spardiktat), which is targeting us here, is enforced all over Europe and worldwide. Germany bears the blame for economizing the Greek public to complete destruction, as well as for letting loose the property of the Greek people to the total exploitation of private investors. In consequence rampant unemployment arose, many people lost their base of existence, some committed suicide, many died on the streets, because they haven’t had shelter or couldn’t afford necessary medical support or medication.

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December 11, 2019
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Salió REBELION N° 16

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Desde nuestra anterior edición hasta la fecha, varias revueltas, protestas, rebeliones y conflictos bélicos se han sucedido en el (in)mundo. Y en estas humildes páginas queremos hacerle llegar a todxs esos corazones rebeldes e indómitos nuestra fraternal solidaridad y complicidad. En ésta región, lamentablemente no podemos contar con el mismo despertar que han tenido los pueblos hartos de humillación Capitalista-Estatal, como en otras regiones. El tranquilo vals de la muerte  entre el pueblo y los gobiernos postulados, se ha vuelto a bailar sin pisarse los pies. Una nueva elección democrática con el cambio de banda presidencial, ha anestesiado una vez más a éstos pagos, con la “esperanza popular” en el mal menor de otro gobierno.
Pero se sigue bajo la misma sociedad carcelaria y bajo las mismas cadenas capitalistas y patriarcales: llámese gobierno neoliberal o popular, la cárcel y las cadenas oprimen igual. Con alegría podemos contarles que a Anahi Salcedo le han otorgado el arresto domiciliario, y que finalmente ha recuperado la libertad Tamara Sol Vergara en la región de Chile.
Por otro lado, se les ha vuelto a negar la excarcelación a Marco y Hugo, secuestrados por el Estado argentino desde hace ya más de un año, acusados por el atentado al Juez Bonadio y a la tumba de Ramón Falcón. Esperamos su pronta liberación, como también la de todxs lxs presxs y la destrucción de todas las cárceles del mundo.
La sociedad del espectáculo y los medios burgueses de desinformación atacaron nuevamente a lxs compas que realmente, se solidarizaron frente a la embajada de Chile en el centro porteño, en apoyo a lxs rebeldes insumisos que enfrentan la represión policial y militar de Piñera. Pero lxs oportunistas partidarios volvieron a actuar de poli-bomberos, señalando, intentando golpearlos y persiguiéndolos; pero nada de eso pudo frenar la violenta solidaridad con lxs insumisxs  en guerra social en el territorio dominado por el estado chileno. Nada nos sorprende ya de estos defensores de la propiedad privada y de las instituciones estatales. Son los mismos que dicen que la prensa cómplice de la violencia estatal, que la policía y los carceleros asesinos y torturadores, sólo hacen su “trabajo”. Sus “protestas” contra la policía, son siempre colaborando con la policía. Sus “marchas” en supuesto apoyo a las revueltas ilegales (de ésta u otras regiones), son siempre pacíficas y legales. Su “indignación” por un “mal gobierno”, son siempre para dejar en claro que ellos serían un “buen gobierno”. Pero mientras ,ellos quieren cambiar de representante que se siente en el sillón del poder, nosotrxs queremos destruir el sillón para que nadie más se siente ni nos represente. Sus parches legales provisorios, junto con sus reformas populares, siguen sosteniendo este sistema decadente, haciéndolo percibir por momentos más agradable y suave al látigo capital. Pero sólo es un estado vegetativo donde sobrevivimos de su goteo, hasta  apagarnos. No queremos su caridad y sobrevivencia, ¡lo queremos todo! Queremos vivir nuestras vidas sin su permiso. Y saben que a nosotrxs no nos engañan, porque sabemos que el policía “bueno” y el carcelero “justo”, no existen. Sabemos que todo Estado es policial y carcelero, por lo tanto, quien defienda a cualquier Estado también defiende la cárcel y a la policía. Por eso mismo, nos desprecian y nos temen, porque somos enemigos de todo lo establecido.
También sabemos, que lxs compas y rebeldes de todo el mundo sufren la misma (o más represiva) realidad autoritaria impuesta. En esta edición de REBELIÓN intentamos analizar- comprender individual y grupalmente, cada conflicto con sus causas que, en las distintas regiones, libran sus batallas. Nos hermanamos con cada rebelde que lucha contra la opresión estatal, capital, religiosa y patriarcal. Y les deseamos de todo nuestro corazón rebelde, que las revueltas contra esas opresiones no se detengan hasta haberlas destruido por completo. Para que un nuevo mundo se alce sin éstos poderes autoritarios, sin ningún poder por sobre nadie. Así podremos prepararnos y organizarnos sin líderes, sin jerarquías, sin la explotación y la sumisión como medios de control social e individual. Bienvenidos a una nueva edición de REBELION compañerxs… Salud, fraternidad y revolución social para todxs.
“Revuelta permanente mediante la palabra, el escrito, el puñal, el fusil, la dinamita… Todo cuanto caiga dentro de la ilegalidad a nosotrxs nos sirve.”  Piort Kropotkin
Grupo Editor

December 11, 2019
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Comments Off on Chile : INCENDIO EN LA CÁRCEL DE SAN MIGUEL: 81 presos asesinados por el Estado

Chile : INCENDIO EN LA CÁRCEL DE SAN MIGUEL: 81 presos asesinados por el Estado

El incendio en la Cárcel de San Miguel (*)
Las cárceles, centros de tortura y exterminio son piezas fundamentales
para mantener y perpetuar el orden que solo a los poderosos beneficia.
Las cárceles son la amenaza siempre latente con la que pretenden
amedrentar a cualquier intento de disidencia.
Las cárceles son las jaulas donde encierran la vida condensando lógicas
jerárquicas y de dominación. Nosotrxs combatimos las cárceles y jaulas porque amamos la libertad y combatimos a los carceleros porque despreciamos el poder.
La madrugada del 8 de diciembre de 2010, se vivió una de las peores
masacres carcelarias, el incendio en la cárcel de San Miguel, que
terminó con la vida de 81 presos y dejó heridos a otros 65.
Las versiones oficiales hablan de una pelea entre presos que va subiendo de tono, va aumentando el nivel, se inician los golpes y aparece un lanzallamas artesanal. Así parece comenzar el incendio al interior de la torre 5 de la cárcel de San Miguel, pero no explica por qué terminan muertos 81 presos.

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December 11, 2019
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‘Letter to a Chilean about the current situation (II)’ by Gustavo Rodriguez

—To Joaquín García Chanks and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, comrades and co-conspirators.
“For I am the sworn poet of all the intrepid rebels of the entire world,
And whoever comes with me leaves peace and routine behind,
And you play to lose your life every moment.”

Walt Whitman, To a frustrated European revolutionary (1856), Leaves of Grass.
“… where there is danger, what grows saves us.”
Friedrich Hölderlin, Patmos.
A month and six days after the insurrection began, Anarchy is still alive in the Chilean region. It is an unprecedented event in Chile and Latin America. It has been the kairos of Anarchy: the emancipatory moment that occurs in the relevant time and place, the bold incarnation of a pronounced denial of the State and of all authority.
The echo of the old anarchic slogan “Neither God nor State nor Patriarchy” rumbled throughout the southern geography and has made hearts vibrate from Cape Horn to the banks of the Sama and Camarones rivers.
It is evident that in their daily subversive work, the insurrectionary anarchism of the informalist tendency, maximized their potentialities and also explored their difficulties and their own limits, using ephemeral junctions – mutating from one place to another – that allowed them (via conflict and various contingencies) to sketch out the chromatic possibilities of their theoretical-practical background and, encourage unmanageable disobedience, concentrating specifically on individual actions and / or small affinity groups aimed at attack and expropriation.
However, dynamite was missing. Diesel and gasoline failed. The attack was spared. There was a lack of expropriations. The headquarters of ALL political parties were not demolished. No prisons or madhouses were assaulted. We lashed out at the symbols but missed the target. A gigantic bonfire is still pending for the hundreds of flags that are seen on the marches (including the red and black ones, because ALL the flags are full of blood and shit). This shortage has allowed the power of denial to divert to be “triumphant”, instead of injecting the conflict with life and going beyond the institutional songs that already threaten to impose the peace of the grave.

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December 11, 2019
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‘Letter to a Chilean about the current situation’ (I) by Gustavo Rodriguez

To Joaquín García Chanks and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, comrades and co-conspirators.

“… every revolutionary opinion draws its strength from the secret conviction that nothing can be changed.”

George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier.
“Alicia: How long does it last, forever?
White Rabbit: Sometimes just for a moment.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
The discontent are the new starting point of the impetuous popular protests that run through the geography of the globe. Hong Kong, France, Algeria, Iraq, Haiti, Lebanon, Catalonia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile, are the lavish protagonists of the wave of massive urban revolts that shakes the world.
While it is true that these profuse protests have very particular triggers that explain them (specifically Hong Kong and Catalonia, with their independentist rallies), it would be naive to think that this accumulated rage is disconnected. The increase in the costs of goods and services, coupled with austerity – with its consequent loss of jobs and unequal economic survival as global growth slows down – are the common denominator of most of these mobilizations.
However, it is undeniable that these protests also share another great backdrop that far exceeds the economic analysis and that very conveniently is not addressed in the means of mass domestication and intentionally escapes the analysis of political scientists and apologists of domination: anti-government convulsion, a tiredness against those who govern and, against all political parties, whatever their ideological color. A feature that withholds the absence of leadership and / or leaders and facilitates the ephemeral realization of Anarchy.
Undoubtedly, the specific features of this last antagonistic assembly, a priori excites many comrades and fellow anarchists, who continue to analyze events through the lens of ideology and remain stranded in uneasy nineteenth-century paradigms. Nothing more lethal to ideologies than reality itself.

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December 9, 2019
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Athens,Greece: Belgian Anarchist comrade accused for ‘Possession of explosives’

Belgian comrade accused for ‘Possession of explosives’
On the evening of 5th of December, in the neighborhood of Holargos,
Athens, a Belgian anarchist got intercepted by two uniformed cops in a
patrol car, seemingly carrying out a random ID check and search. Seeing that the comrade appeared in the police database and the cops found some items on him which they considered suspicious, he was taken to Holargos police station. After some fruitless attempts of interrogation by the local cops, cops from state security arrived and laid on more pressure, again without results. The state security cops took the comrade to their offices on the 6th floor of the main police station (Gada), in the center of Athens.
At 4 in the morning he got transferred from there to the cell complex one floor up. Some hours later a house search was carried out on the comrades house, as well as on the house where his comrade and partner is staying, and the house of her parents. In all cases the cops left empty-handed. The partner was taken to the state security offices and was released after two hours. Later that day the arrested comrade appeared in front of a prosecutor which confirmed the accusation of ‘Possession of explosives’ formulated by the state security, referring to the items found on the comrade at the time of his arrest (fire starters, a bottle of cleaning product and anti-mosquito spiral). The next day, Saturday 7th of December, the comrade appeared in front of court where it was decided to postpone the trial until upcoming Thursday 12th of December. After the hearing, the comrade was released from custody.

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