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Ukraine: Kiew anarchists set fire to a police training center. 19.09.2018

translation by anarchy today, received 9/23/18

Repressions and prisons have become part of our lives, as well as of lives of all those recalcitrant comrades who prefer to conduct an offensive struggle against the state and capital, attacking all manifestations of power and destroy the oppressive order. More and more often in the course of this struggle, we hear calls from all corners of the world for solidarity with repressed and imprisoned like-minded people, we hear stories how yet another one of us was put behind bars, beaten, tortured or even killed , and also hear how this or that infrastructure of anarchists was destroyed, plundered, how this or that initiative suffered from raids from punitive groups of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD).

The authorities, like a hundred years ago, are trying to stop us. Today, like yesterday, we are opposed by the guardians of the state structures that were trained and endowed with the “legal right” or in simple words — state dogs loyal to their masters and interested in maintaining the status quo, repressing anarchists and other unruly people.

All these unpleasant moments will occur and accompany us along the way to our liberation. All this is expected and unsurprising. The call from the enemy has long been accepted by us, as soon as we became anarchists, and calls from our comrades became very clear. To us it only means that the struggle against manifestations of power has to be permanent! Therefore, only indefinite solidarity, struggle until the full victory and satisfaction of all our rebel desires! No negotiations with state officials: a constant conflict with the authorities!

Before telling our brothers and sisters about our next act, it’s worth talking and speculating on the chosen aim and the method we used. The method that our rebellious hearts preferred was coordinated with the convictions and ideas of other insurgent anarchists that attacks, arsons, explosions and armed actions against our enemies should be an integral part of the war against them.

Now about the choice of the target. As a target for retaliatory attacks, we consider enemy structures, factions and individuals, as well as any infrastructure connected and serving to commit state terror against anarchists and thinking people. The state continues to torture, break, destroy, arrange trials and throw freedom fighters in jail. Therefore, we attack those who control, arrest and kill us on a daily basis.

Our enemy: starting with the police, judges, prosecutors and prison guards, ending with conscious citizens who form and support this rotten society. In short, every key figure in the system, its every servant, is a target for us, anarchist guerrillas.

Unlike them, we are anarchists, and therefore we do not want to belong to any state and follow their laws. We are not obliged and do not want to obey the laws, because any law is supported by the inevitability of punishment for its violation on the right of vengeance appropriated by the state. In our relationships with other people we are not guided by laws written by officials. Our law is our ethics!

Each target segment requires separate consideration and explanation for their misconduct. Given that at night the fire was initiated in the training center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, we should pay attention to this organized gang.

In Ukraine after the Maidan in 2014, the new government started the so-called reform of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Its main task was to transform the police into the “national police”, to rehabilitate the image of the power structures and restore the people’s confidence in them. They are trying to convince the people that the new police is not that hateful police that appeared in the Soviet era. This trick is as old as the world itself. Inspite of all the reforms they remain the same cops! More than a hundred years ago the territory of modern Ukraine belonged to the Russian Empire, even then there was the police which was protecting the state and rich people, as it is doing today. Then all the revolutionaries waged war against it until the February revolution of 1917, after which the police department was abolished.

Now, the brainchild of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which was created by the authorities and accountable to them, is completely structured and is aimed at carrying out repressive and punitive functions, protecting the powerful and wealthy citizens from our presence in the streets. Therefore, no old or new government and no state — Ukrainian, Russian, Belarus, Greek, etc., with their police and ministries — can never win our trust. We perfectly know all their intentions and therefore, as long as the repressive apparatus remains, we will continue our struggle!

An ordinary police patrol, operatives or a special-purpose group are in a state of readiness and, by the signal of the higher authorities, they will detain anyone, and then apply measures of restraint and punishment to him. All according to the instructions and laws that protect the state and capital. Before we get into jail and are handed over to the prison guards, our brother and sister will have to deal with representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. So, the Interior Ministry and everything connected with it is viewed by us as an instrument to break the spirit and will of an insurgent anarchist, energetically moving forward.

From the point of view of the revolutionary perspective, one can also safely say that the existence of such a professional institution as the Interior Ministry harms not only us, anarchists, but also the rest of society, destabilizing and weakening its opportunities for self-defense — thereby leaving people without the right to self-defense, making them feel helpless. The population, being unable to solve problems independently, transfers these powers to the system, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in turn, like any other state institution, relies and thrives on fear, inability of people to realize their internal potential, without external constraints.

So, at night, on September 19, 2018, the center for training of the Ministry of Internal Affairs employees became the object of our attack. It is here, in the training center, that they are trained in order to successfully detain us, shoot at us, practice the seizures and assaults of our apartments in full arms, which ordinary people are not allowed to possess.

The training center is located 500 meters from Boryspilskaya Street, in the forest, in the Darnytskyi district of the city of Kiev. In the center there are pistol and automatic shooting galleries, an obstacle course, a tennis court, a volleyball court, a field for mini-football, training rooms, as well as a structure where groups of capture are practiced. It was in such a structure that we launched a red cock! For more than four months we had been looking after this object. Just during this time, in the above mentioned building, expensive repairs were carried out and electrical equipment was purchased. For arson, we needed 17 liters of incendiary mix, 10 car tires and old things found on the street. We made 2 fire areas in different places. Also on the wall we left a message: Destroy the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The guard and two dogs did not suspect anything …

Although our attack is symbolic, but still it points to the enemy and the direction in which resistance must develop.

Our warm greetings and solidarity to the anarchists in Russian and Belarussian prisons and prison camps: Ilya Romanov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Sergey Romanov, Yevgeny Karakashev, Ilya Shakursky, Vasily Kuksov, Dmitry Pchelintsev, Victor Filinkov, Andrei Chernov, Arman Sagynbaev, Mikhail Kulkov, Maxim Ivankin , July Boyarshinov and others.

This fire is for you. It does not matter to us whether you are guilty or not, whether or not you are involved in what you are accused of. The fact is that in the struggle against the state we are all guilty. Therefore, know that: if the “innocent” once deserved our solidarity, then the “guilty” will deserve it a thousand times …

We also want to say words of solidarity to the anarchists operating in the Chile, Greece, Italy and all the other comrades who fight both outside and inside the prisons! Know that your actions and struggle are important for us!

Long live Anarchy!

Destroy the Ministry of Internal Affairs! Destroy the state!

Ilya Romanov anarchist cell / FAIIRF

in Portuguese

Sydney: Solidarity with Anarchists in Yogyakarta

Freedom for class war prisoners in Yogyakarta

Freedom for class war prisoners in Yogyakarta

received  28.08.18

In the context of the annual week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners, some anarchists in Sydney visited the Indonesian consulate in Maroubra on Thursday the 23rd of August,.

A banner was tied to the fence around the consulate reading: “Bebaskan tahanan perang kelas di Yogya” (Freedom for class war prisoners in Yogyakarta). Dozens of leaflets were also distributed and scattered outside the embassy.

Anarchists in Yogyakarta have faced a wave of repression following the 2018 May Day demonstration, which saw flaming barricades in the streets, a police post torched and a call for the local Sultan to be killed.

Dozens of anarchists and class war comrades were arrested following the demonstration and a number of them are still in prison facing trail.

We wish solidarity and strength to all anarchist and revolutionary prisoners in Indonesia and worldwide.

in Portuguese  l German

AGRO-CRUST #9 – MORE NOISE FOR LIFE #13 (d.i.y. festivals 2019)

 
received 9 / 24 / 18
Hi comrades and friends!
These flyers predict two DIY festivals that will take place next year on the European continent. In July the AGRO-CRUST #9 in Catalonia and in August the MORE NOISE FOR LIFE #13 in Czech Republic. Although there are differences in the concept and the organization of both the spirit of the DIY Kontrakulture is the same. We are and are by the same brother/sisterhood that unites us in our antisystem principles. We seek the active involvement and participation of people  who’re aware and respectful of the conditions of both events. We encourage everyone to launch proposals and to make efforts to support the revolutionary cause that
means to organize and working an event of this kind without any profit encouragement for the benefit of political causes (prisoners, animals).
For a radical social change, long live the anarchy! 

FANTASMA, clandestine anarchist newspaper, NR. 2 (SEPTEMBER 2018)

received 9 / 22 / 2018

BLAZE A TRAIL

The ongoing uncertainty resembles a blindfolded free fall. The time seems to pass at cyberspeed and simultaneous standstill. An feeling of grandiose freedom and deep fall at the same time. And before I knew it, suddenly I find myself in the middle of a jungle, sitting on the ground, surrounded by trees, scrubs and branches, which block my view, scratch my arms and legs and inflict here and there deep wounds on me. However I am surrounded by life, by movement and little by little I fit in the
rhythm. Deep inside of me I know though that I am still falling. So I am searching for hold and orientation on the outside. I grab a droopy liana to straighten myself up. It feels real, consistent, certain. I hoist myself up on it, hoping to see some other lianas, that can help me to blaze a trail.

In unsteady times, like we are experiencing now, the fantasma embodies this liana, real, consistent, certain. Through it we have created a possibility for us to get in touch with comrades from all-around to exchange notes on the specific issue of clandestinity. About all the different facets, angles of view, consternations and perspectives, which such a situation brings with it. And in the best case scenario this newspaper can open up mental connections, can encourage comrades to deal more intensely with the possibility of going underground, can offer an anonymized platform for speaking about the unspeakable.

In the editorial of the first issue we wrote „[we] hope to be able to contribute with this paper to the anarchist project and to grow with it“. By reading through it again we stumbled upon this sentence, because it didn’t really strike us as precise anymore. The decision to go unterground is not offensive by itself, just as this newspaper project is not subversiv by itself. Rather the questions are how one deals with it, what kind of decisions one makes in that situation and what kind of
potential one finds out in particular and therefore is able to implement. Because the anarchist project, the social revolution, needs a relevant social dimension of conflictuality by strong-willed and brave individuals, who don’t shy away from unambiguous words, followed by concrete acts of subversion. We still nourish the strong need to stoke up the social conflictuality on every level. We still want to be more than wandering ghosts on the sidestage of a society, which is not ours.
We still want to be offensive against all kind of authority and oppression in spite of our situation. But how can we intervene
socially? To put ourselves offensively beside the oppressed and to voice our ideas of freedom unambiguously, without handing ourselves to the enemy on a silver platter? It is these questions, which keep us, and we believe many others in similar situations, busy and we want to immerse deeper in the following issues.

Concluding we want to say, that we were very excited about the received articles and the very fast translation of the first issue to german. For security reasons we reserve the right for the following issues, to not specify received articles as such. Except of historical writings or publicly available publications, for example Incognito, which for the purpose of announcement on their part we gladly provide with an indication of source.

Download Fantasma, NR. 2

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Salzburg, Austria: Attacks on BIG, Hypo and the State Departement of Finances

 

received 9 /18/2019

In the night from Sunday to Monday, the BIG (Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft) was attacked with fire and paint. They are responsible for the construction of the prison in Puch.

We attacked the Hypobank with paint. It’s a symbol for the politics of corruption and speculation of ÖVP and FPÖ.
We smashed the windows of the State Departement of Finances and attacked it with stinking bombs, because we are attacking the state.

In Salzburg, on September 16th, because the austrian governement is carrying out an EU summitmeeting a few days later to implement more restrictive practices of surveillance and control, especially against migrants.

We don’t care for the demonstration against the summit, where participants will be filmed, surveilled and criminalized. We don’t play by the rules of the rulers.

in German l Portuguese

Hambach Forest: Two anarchists, evicted from the Hambach Forest, imprisoned

source ABC Rhineland

For two weeks RWE, with the assistance of a large police-deployment from all over the country, has been evicting the Hambach Forest-occupation, near the city of Cologne. Since Sunday 9/16 further two people are in custody jail. This means that all in all five activists are imprisoned in custody jail.

The police arrested the two anarchists on Saturday. They are not officially known by the police. They allegedly locked-on together in a tree-house, in the occupation “The North”. The state prosecutor and the judge are accusing them both of “Strong case of resistance towards enforcement officials (Vollstreckungsbeamte)”, §113 Abs. 2 StGB.

The imprisoned activist Winter, became an internet-sensation, as a moving speech directly after the arrested was shared on social media. “They are probably thinking that they have won, but they can’t win, because they need the forest just as much as we do. They also can’t win the fight, because so many people out there stand behind us. And they just don’t understand, that we don’t fight for just us, but for all of us,” said Winter at the arrest.

Landing in custody jail on the background of these allegations, is only possible through the law-change of the “Penal code (StGB)” from the end of May 2017, where the minimum sentence for “Resistance against enforcement officials” was raised to 6 months. Furthermore, there was the decision by the Higher Regional Stuttgart, in the context of the “Stuttgart 21 Protests”, in which locking-on “in anticipation of police-deployment” was valued as equal to “violent resistance”. Both of these are sharpenings of the law, that particularly are directed towards leftist activists.

For three days the accused were not given the possibilty of contact with their lawyer – also in front of the judge & magistrate. Jazzy said, that she throughout the days clearly had demanded to see her lawyer, and stuck to her right to legal defense. In her speech, Winter talked about not identifying yourself: “They will never understand, how it is to live with people, for whom it doesn’t matter what your name is.”

The Anarchist Black Cross, in its role as prisoner-support, gives the advice: “No person must assist in their own legal prosecution. On this question we point to §136 StPO, which gives the elementary right not to give your identity, even though this is often misused or forgotten in trials. We are asking all people close to the imprisoned people, to accept and support the wish of Winter.”

More information about the Hambacher Forst prisoners under: abcrhineland.blackblogs.org

in German  l Portuguese

BEK Social Centre in Zagreb: Call for solidarity

received 9 / 22 / 18
Greetings,

We are BEK collective that started the BEK social centre which opened this spring in Zagreb, Croatia. Our squat/social center is completely DIY, based on non-hierarchical structure and our acts are inspired with the idea of anarchism.

All our programs are free (based on donations) and our goal is to include all the people from the community that want to participate so we could truly make our squat a social center, open for everyone to come and be a part of it!

The building we are in was built in 1950 and until recently it was an educational center for blind and visually impaired children. In the March of 2015 long needed renovation works  were halted and it was  permanently closed as an educational institution. The government did not provide adequate solutions for a new building that could satisfy the children’s needs nor to stop the further decay of the closed building.

Now we have a chance to make an open space for people and animals, but the building requires a lot of work, materials and time. To collect the money necessary, we have started a crowdfunding campaign, so what we need from you is your support.

If you think this idea and project is worthy of your help, we would be very thankful if you could promote our campaign in any way, like sharing, donating, posting  about us and talking to your friends, families, colleagues, pets, plants etc. :)

In solidarity,

BEK kolektiv

https://bekkolektiv.com/

https://coopfunding.net/en/campaigns/bek-autonomous-space-for-free-social-and-cultural-activities/

Germany: ABC South-West newly founded

received 9/20/2018

Hello World.

This is ABC South-West speaking. We would like to introduce ourselves as the newly-founded Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) group for Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany and its surrounding areas. ABC’s goals are to show solidarity with prisoners and people suffering from repression, to connect those affected as well as solidary people and to offer support. This includes following and accompanying legal processes, so that cases of repression and violence are made public and nobody has to fight alone. In this context we will regularly post reports of ongoing court cases. We plan to create a list of prisoners in the region and – with your help – write letters to them, turning solidarity into action.

Part of our aim is also to go beyond mere descriptive work and to criticize and attack the roots of imprisonment and repression, namely state, borders, police brutality and the justice system.

The ABC seeks to offer information, discourse and networking for self-defense and self-empowerment. The website should act as an information platform where you can contribute texts and reports for publication, where a collection of helpful links and other material such as zines can be found, and where the framework for exchanging experiences is given. In time this will create an archive made up out of the collected contents, which can aid in observing and understanding developments in repressive structures as well as the corresponding possibilities to counteract them. In order to develop an overview of ongoing legal cases we are working on creating a chronicle of repression and solidarity. In order to do this we need your help! Send us (encrypted) information on legal processes, police actions, prisoners, acts of solidarity and so on.

A further important issue is the documentation and criticism of the continuing militarization of police, state, and companies, as well as public surveillance and militant law-making, justified by the pretext of fighting terror and the creation of imaginary enemies.

It is not our goal to be an anti-repression-service-center, but rather to unite to fight repression with you. The ABC South-West considers itself a horizontal anti-authoritarian group. In the moment we are still under construction and so are not able to take on new members for the time being. We are working towards local and international networking and would welcome the broadcast of the ABC homepage, as well as any helpful tips and information from your part. Check out the website’s download area where you can find posters to print and distribute yourselves.

Spread the word!

Burn all prisons!

[Hambach Forest] Declaration from the canopy following yesterday’s events (Thu, Sep 20th)

Statement from one person in the forest

Throughout a history of relentless and brutal police interventions, those occupying Hambacher Wald in opposition to RWE’s ecological devastation and structural violence, have been forced to seek recourse in even more inventive methods of non-violent resistance, often putting their own safety at risk.
Over the years many of us have been physically violated, persecuted and put in jail for defending life in Hambacher Wald and beyond. Incessantly the police has chased us down – in this fatal instance in a tragically literal sense.
Even if no direct causation can be established between police activities and Stefan’s lethal fall, throughout the current police operation a series of life-threatening interventions have been observed, such as the cutting of traverserses with people in them and – Germany, what?! – the emission of carbon monoxide in a subterranean chamber.
How many more broken bones do we need, how many more fatalities, until we will collectively open our eyes to the reality of police violence, to the role of the police in perpetuating mass-destructive corporations structural violence and to the police’s institutional function of protecting the interests of the wealthy to the detriment of the oppressed?
The sudden death of Stefan has not altered our initial motivations for being here. However shamelessly the police may proceed to evict the Hambacher Wald occupation, we shall not flinch, we shall not surrender – we are here, and if we must, we will come back.
For the forest and for Stefan.

in German

[Hambach Forest] RIP Steffen

On Wednesday afternoon about 3:45 pm, the movement journalist, blogger and activist Steffen Horst Meyn, died in the tree house village Beechtown in Hambach Forest. He crashed while attempting to document an ongoing eviction action by the Special Task Force of Police (SEK), from a suspension bridge from about 20 m height. Rescue workers on the ground tried to resuscitate him. However, he died a little later, still in the forest, in a rescue helicopter.
Photos taken by Steffen shortly before the accident

According to our information, there is no direct connection with the acute local police action at the time of the accident. But we know first-hand that the deceased only climbed into the trees because he was permanently prevented by the police from doing his press work on the ground.

After the press was often restricted in their work during the last few days in the Hambach Forest, I am now 25m up on Beechtown to document the evacuation work. There is no barrier tape up here.” Steffen Horst Meyn

RIP Steffen!

in spanish l portuguese

[Hambach Forest] A forest friend fell from a tree and died during a police attempt to evict the tree house village

19.09.18

“A friend who has accompanied us as a journalist for a long time in the forest, fell today from a suspension bridge over 20 meters high in Beechtown and died. At that time police and RWE tried to evict the tree house village. The SEK was in the process of arresting an activist near the suspension bridge. Our friend was apparently on the way there when he fell.

We are deeply shaken. All our thoughts and desires are with him. Our compassion goes to all the relatives, friends and people who feel concerned.

We urge the police and RWE to leave the forest immediately and stop this dangerous operation. No further lives may be endangered.

What is needed now is a moment of rest.

Even if this is difficult for you at the moment, just as it is difficult for us to give such a factual hint: We recommend, in order to protect all activists, do not give any statements, nor even make any testimonies at the police. The accident must and will be reappraised, but the police are not the place to do that. Their interest is to blame activists.”

Update: The deceased was a photographer and longtime friend of the occupants ande he was doing a report on the eviction of tree houses. He fell on his back from a height of about 20 meters, not having resisted his injuries. The police invasion is over for now.

More information: https://hambacherforst.org

in spanish l portuguese

[USA] Fire Ant: Anarchist Prisoner Solidarity #1


Fire Ant is a new publication focused on spreading the words of anarchist prisoners and generating material solidarity for our imprisoned friends. Begun as a collaboration between anarchist prisoners and anarchists in Maine, Fire Ant seeks to raise material aid for anarchist prisoners while fostering communication between anarchists on both sides of the walls.

Issue #1 contains writings by Michael Kimble, Jennifer Gann, Eric King, and Sean Swain, as well as a text in solidarity with Marius Mason.

If you would like to support Fire Ant and wider efforts in solidarity with anarchist prisoners, please print and distribute this publication or donate to Bloomington ABC’s Anarchist Prisoner War Fund.

The Fire Ant collective can be contacted at
Fire Ant
PO Box 164
Harmony, ME 04942
USA

[PDF for Printing] l [PDF for Reading]

https://bloomingtonabc.noblogs.org/

                             in Portuguese l German

[London, UK] Call-out for a unity demonstration against the far right (Oct 13)

received 16.09.18

Large militant antifascist mobilisation in London. October 13.

A coalition of groups including London Antifascists have made a call-out for a unity demonstration against the far right Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA). The far right have proved themselves to be a resurgent threat this year, mobilising a 20,000 strong rally in central London in June and have attacked trade unionists, people of colour and left wing bookshops. Left unchecked they are sure to repeat these outrageous attacks.

Antifascists have started to come together to counter this new threat. In July a militant bloc of around 500 antifascists came together to oppose a #FreeTommy demonstration. Look out for ways you can get involved in building a mass antifascist movement in the coming weeks.

If you are in London please save the date and join the demonstration. If you are outside of London consider organising transport for your friends and comrades. Meet up point TBA.

Contact: LDNANTIFASCISTS@RISEUP.NET
Defend London from fascist violence!

St. Petersburg, Russia: Anarchist Arman Sagynbayev tortured by the FSB

Protest against the Penza-Petersburg “terrorism” case on the steps of FSB headquarters in Petersburg, February 2018. Protest against the Penza-Petersburg “terrorism” case on the steps of FSB headquarters in Petersburg, February 2018.

received 10.09.18

Arman Sagynbayev: I Was Tortured by the FSB

“Two Wires Came Out of the Box”: Penza-Petersburg “Terrorism” Case Suspect Arman Sagybayev Says FSB Tortured Him with Electrical Shocks in Minivan

Antifascist and anarchist Arman Sagynbayev, who was arrested and remanded in custody as part of the Penza-Petersburg “terrorism” case, had until recently admitted his guilt. On September 4, he withdrew his confession, explaining that initially he had been tortured into testifying against himself and other young men arrested in the case, and then had been afraid to go against case investigators. His defense counsel has sent a statement to the Russian Federal Investigative Committee. Mediazona has published Sagynbayev’s deposition to his lawyer, in which Sagynbayev recounts how FSB field agents tortured him after detaining him in Petersburg.

In November 2017, officers of the Russian FSB [Federal Security Service] used unlawful investigative methodw (torture) against me. The circumstances were as follows.

On 5 November 2017, at approximately six o’clock in the morning, the doorbell of an apartment at [omitted] in St. Petersburg, where I was located at the time, rang. I opened the door, since when I had asked who was there, I was told the neighborhood beat cop was at the door. As soon as I opened the door, at least four men burst into the apartment. They yelled that they were from the FSB. They pushed a weapon (pistol) into my face before making me face the wall and handcuffing me with my hands behind my back. The men searched the apartment.

When the search was over, I was taken to a burgundy colored minivan parked next to the house whose address I have given. I would be hard pressed to name the vehicle’s make and model. A cloth sack was put over my head when I was in the vehicle. One of the men hit me in the body and head, demanding I tell them where I actually lived in St. Petersburg.

I could see through the fabric of the sack over my head that the man beating me was thickset and had blue eyes. I also made out the tattoo on the backside of his left hand: “For the Airborne Forces.” Later, I heard the other FSB officers call him [omitted].

Unable to withstand the beating, I told them where I actually lived in St. Petersburg: [omitted]. I was taken to the address I gave them, and there the men conducted a search without producing a warrant and without having official witnesses present [as required by Russian law].

When the search was finished, I was again put in the minivan and the sack was put over my head. At some point, I realized we were leaving St. Petersburg, but I had no way of knowing where we were going. I had a sack over my head and was handcuffed during the entire trip.

As we drove, I noticed that the man with the Airborne Forces tattoo, who had assaulted me, pulled a brown box from under his seat. There were two switches of some kind on the sides of the box. I cannot say what they were for. It is possible they controlled the intensity of the electrical current. Two wires came out of the box, which were attached to my thumbs. I was told they would check whether they had a current or not. I then experienced agonizing pain. I realized they were shocking me with electric currents. Meanwhile, the men in the vehicle asked me different questions. For example, I was asked to identify people whom I did not know, and when I said I did not know them, I would be shocked with the electrical current.

The men also hit me hard over the head with an object that resembled a day planner. When they realized I could not identify the people they named, they asked me other questions, for example, how to manufacture explosive devices and what parts were used in those devices. When my answers did not satisfy the men, I was hit over head and shocked with electrical current until I told them what they wanted to hear. They also told me that if I were not cooperative, they could do anything whatsoever to me and my loved ones, and they would get away with it, because I was a terrorist. They told me they could rape (“gang-bang”) my girlfriend [omitted], cut off her hands and my hands, and burn us with a soldering iron.

The torture lasted for around four hours, but I cannot say for sure, since I had no way of keeping track of the time, and I was in a great deal of pain.

When I was delivered to Penza Regional Remand Prison No. 1, there were burns from the electrical shocks on my hands, but no one paid any mind to these injuries, and the doctors did not record them when I was given a medical exam. Since I have been in custody in Penza Regional Remand Prison No. 1, no more illegal actions—beatings, torture, etc.—have been taken against me.

Fearing for the lives of my close relatives, for the life of [omitted], and for my own life, due to my health, which has worsened due to a serious illness, and due to the torture I endured, I testified against [Dmitry] Pchelintsev and myself, saying we had organized the so-called Network,  which was not really true.

Attorney Timur Miftakhutdinov: Did you report the circumstances you have described and the unacceptable investigative methods used on you to the public defender and the case investigator?

Saginbayev: I told attorney O.V. Rakhmanova everything and showed her the injuries from the electrical shocks on my hands. But I flatly refused to file a statement about the incident, since I still feared for the lives and safety of my relatives and the people I love. I thus forbade attorney O.V. Rakhmanova from reporting the incident to anyone and especially from sending complaints to the prosecutor’s office and the Investigative Committee. That was why I wrote to you in February 2018 that I had not been subjected to torture.

Miftakhutdinov: What position do you now intend to pursue with regard to the criminal case?

Saginbayev: My position, which I communicated to the case investigator when I was interrogated, has not changed for now.  I ask you to stick to it.

The deposition was conducted on May 31, 2018. Since then, Arman Sagynbayev has changed his stance. On September 4, 2018, he denounced his confession and decided to file a torture complaint.

The Penza-Petersburg “Terrorism” Case
The criminal case against the so-called Network “terrorist community” was launched by the FSB in October 2017. Over the course of a month, Yegor Zorin, Ilya Shakursky, Vasily Kuksov, Dmitry Pchelintsev, and Andrei Chernov were detained in Penza. Arman Sagynbayev was detained in Petersburg and extradited to Penza. Two Penza residents, Maxim Ivankin and Mikhail Kulkov, left Russia and were put on the wanted list.

In January 2018, Viktor Filinkov and Igor Shiskin were detained in Petersburg as part of the same case. On April 11, 2018, charges were filed against another Petersburger, Yuli Boyarshinov.

Most of the young men charged in the case are antifascists and anarchists, and many of them share a passion for the game airsoft. The FSB claims that all the arrested men belonged to an underground organization known as the Network and, allegedly, had plans to “arose the popular masses to further destabilize the political situation” in Russia and instigating an armed revolt by setting off a series of explosions during the March 2018 Russian presidential election and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Network supposedly had cells operating in Moscow, Petersburg, Penza, and Belarus.

The relatives of the accused in Penza have related that when the young men were detained, weapons were planted in their homes and cars, and late they were tortured. Viktor Filinkov, Dmitry Pchelintsev, and Ilya Shakursky have provided detailed accounts of their torture at the hands of the FSB. Ilya Kapustin, who was released as a witness, also spoke of being interrogated by the FSB as they tasered him. Like Filinkov’s wife Alexandra, Kapustin subsequently left for Finland, where he requested political asylum.

Pchelintsev and Shakursky claimed FSB officers tortured them with electrical shocks in the basement of the Penza Remand Prison. Shishkin made no statement about torture, although doctors found that the lower wall of his eye socket had been fractured, and that he had suffered numerous bruises and abrasions. Members of the Petersburg Public Monitoring Commission who visited him in remand prison noted numerous traces on his body of what looked like electrical burns.

The Investigative Committee has refused to open criminal cases in connection with Filink and Kapustin’s claims of torture. The lead investigator decided that in Filinkov’s case the taser had been employed legally, while the spots on Kapustin’s body had been caused by flea bites, not electrical burns.

Valery Tokarev heads the team of investigators handling the case in the FSB’s Penza office, while in Petersburg the investigation has been led by Investigator Gennady Belyayev.

The relatives of the accused have formed a support committee known as the Parents Network.

The accused have been charged with violating Russian Federal Criminal Code Article 205.4 Part 2, i..e., involvement in a terrorist community, which carries a punishment of five to ten years in prison.

Translated by the Russian Reader

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What can you do to support the Penza and Petersburg antifascists and anarchists tortured and imprisoned by the FSB?

Donate money to the Anarchist Black Cross via PayPal (abc-msk@riseup.net). Make sure to specify your donation is earmarked for “Rupression.”
Spread the word about the Network Case aka the Penza-Petersburg “terrorism” case.

More information (English)

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Callout for international Solidarity from the “Hambacher Forest”

Call for reoccupation on a massive scale in Hambach Forest. Callout for international solidarity

Right now a large scale police action in the Hambach Forest occupation is taking place! The protest camp fighting against energy company RWEs destruction of land and climate must be sustained until the last tree is standing! The eviction of the occupation is coming ever closer, and the struggle is becoming clearer every day now.

The Hambach Forest is occupied, because the big business concern RWE wants to clear and bulldoze it away. It wants to use the coal which lies underneath the forest to generate electricity and make money. The forest is occupied to draw attention to the consequences of lignite mining, to hinder the destruction of the forest in a direct way and to make it as hard and expensive as possible for RWE.

You can read more about how to be informed on the blog hambachforest. Come into the forest, whether alone or with your affinity group, doing solidarity (climbing actions, painting banners, hanging up posters, sabotage, demos, lectures… whatever, everything goes!

Climate change does not stop at the borders, and neither does our movement! Therefore we are calling for actions of solidarity to take place all over Germany, all over Europe, and all over the world!

The Hambach Forest occupation has become a focal point in the struggle for climate justice worldwide, and now, as we are preparing for the struggle to come, we need all your support!…)

So whether you are climate activists, anarchists, anti­police­brutality organizers, or you simply believe in fighting for justice, the callout is clear:

Organize yourself, take action, and show your solidarity

[The Hague, Netherlands] Banners in solidarity with anarchist prisoners

Today, on the last day of the 6th Annual Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners, three banners were hung in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The last week was the sixth time that the international week took place in solidarity with anarchist prisoners. With growing repression against anarchists in Europe and beyond, it is important to continue to show solidarity with anarchist prisoners. Not only during this week, but always.

Solidarity with all prisoners. Demolish the prisons.

For the anarchy!

In German  l Portuguese

Helsinki, Finland: Squat Kumma 2Year Party

Squat Kumma celebrates its 2 year journey in august with a hardcore gig on saturday 25.8 and a DIY-festival on 31.8-2.9. At the DIY-fest there will be workshops about tattoos and “artvandalism”, food, gigs, art exhibition and more!

Two years ago a group of squatters decided to squat an empty house in Malminkartano, Helsinki and create a space for self-organized and free from oppression. Since then the squat has hosted numerous events; gigs, peoples kitchens, movie nights, workshops etc.

 What does Do-It-Yourself mean for us?

DIY for us is anti-capitalism, squatting, taking back our lives, solidarity, direct action and many other things. It is not only a theory but an action that we want to spread right here and now.

We dont want to create a consume-based event but to create a space for sharing skills, learning from eachother, experience and emancipate. No-one has to be a expert to participate because DIY for us is also Do-It-Together.

*SQUAT KUMMA DIY-FESTIVAL PROGRAM*

OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Squat Kumma invites graffiti writers and all sorts of artists to decorate Kumma for upcoming diy festivals on thursday 30.8

send email to kumma@protonmail.com or just come to the house afternoon!

PROGRAM:

Friday:

17:00 “Artvandalism” workshop

How to cut stencils or to use spraypaints? Whats the best way to make wheat paste or make paint bombs? In this workshops we go through basic practices of art vandalism and why reclaiming cities walls should be important for anarchists.

Workshop is free

20:00 Music and dj:s 3-5€

KUUMOTUKSET FEAT VIOLA (PSYCHOTIC RAP)

AFF (HARDCORE TECHNOMETALLC PUNK EXPERIENCE WRAPPED IN REGGAETON)

FLORALL ( cutest in the game // soundcloud.com/florallll )

Saturday:

15:00 Pizza

Squat kumma starts the day with pizza

16:00 Stick n poke tattoo workshop.

Practicing and doin handpoke tattooing. Come and make tattoo for your friend or on yourself. Kumma will provide tattooing materials so we wish that people would donate little bit to cover the costs of inks, needles,glowes and so on. However if you dont have any money thats not a problem!
19:00 Film documentary: If a tree falls
Trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAGxy85R380

+ documentary about social center satama.

Sunday:

14:00 Fleemarket/Freemarket/freeshop/Distro(s)

Come and bring your old clothes, distro, whatever! There will also be kummas own zine distro.

16:00 Building workshop

Kumma will provide materials for creatin. You can build art
installations, furniture, whatever you want!

17:00 Food

18:00 Playing basketball, football etc

xoxo

Changes in the program are possible!

Welcome to Kumma in late august!

If you have questions or want to help organizing the festival please contact kumma (at) protonmail.com
kumma.me

Buenos Aires, Argentina: “Art and Sabotage” An event to support the prisioners – 25/08

Art and Sabotage – 1st edition – An event in support of the prisioners

Special Edition – for our brother Santiago Maldonado, comrade Lechuga present!

25/08 – Saturday – from 2 pm

“Kaasa La Gomera” – Barracas,
Intersection of Quinquela Martin and Hornos
Buenos Aires

in Spanish l Portuguese

[Italy] Furor Manet

received  08/14/18

FUROR MANET

2016, September. Operation “Scripta Manent”, carried forth by the turinese prosecutor Sparagna, leads to the arrest of 8 comrades, the main accusation being the creation of a subversive organization with terrorist aims.

Along with this, the imputation includes several other attacks, all signed FAI (informal anarchist federation) and FAI/FRI (informal anarchist federation/international revolutionary front). At the present time, six comrades are still in jail and another one is kept prisoner in her own house. In the meantime, inside the Turin bunker courtroom the trial continues at a steady pace. Scores of policemen from several different towns climb the stage of the courthouse, supposedly in order to reconstruct the history of the contemporary anarchist movement. The very beginning is identified, as we saw many other times already, at the time of the Marini trial, during the 90’s. Starting from those years, the professional peeping toms begin to enumerate and distort every small, insignificant and personal detail stolen, with an unstoppable and obsessive dig work, from our lives and our relations. A sad, mechanical and deterministic picture about which we couldn’t care less.

Within individual differences and bitter arguments sometimes heavily loaded with opposing tensions, lies the history of the anarchist movement, which is, the history of every single one of us, with all its contradictions.

To that history belong revolutionary methods, some of which now sit among the accused in Turin courthouse.

In times like this, more than ever, to support revolutionary methods means fighting against State repression, aimed to bury our comrades beneath years of jail and to destroy the history of the anarchist movement.

Not a step back, for Anarchy.

Cassa antirep. Alpi Occidentali

in Italien l German l Spanish l French l Portuguese

Zurich, Switzerland: Presentation of the (electronical) archive

Sonday 9th of September

Presentation of the (electronical) archive

At this afternoon there’s gonna be a introduction into the archive of the anarchist library. Mainly there’s gonna be presented the extensive electronical archive, which provides among other things the possibility of full text research in thousands of anarchist and concerning publications – and is open to everyone that is interested in anarchist history beyond relying on so-called experts of anarchism.

At:

Anarchistische Bibliothek Fermento

Zweierstrasse 42

8004 Zürich

www.bibliothek-fermento.ch

[UK] Known fascist has car vandalised in Bristol

received 12.08.2018

The guitarist for ‘Queensbury Rules’ (a ‘Blood & Honor’ band) had his car sabotaged in the early hours of the 7th of August.

Wojciech (Woj) Wasilewski, a known fascist had all 4 tyres of his car punctured, the bodywork scratched and a message sprayed which reads: “Woj = Fascist” and on the otherside: “[heart symbol] ANNA YPG”.

The car was parked on Trinity St (New Town) St Philips, sometimes parked on Hassell Drive, both near Trinity Police Station, Bristol. The car is a red Hyundai, reg: EA60TWX

Woj and his Polish friends live above ‘Skin Deep’, a tattooist shop on Old Market (close to where the car was parked). The shop is run by ‘Ozzie’, an old National Fronter from Kingswood, Bristol.

Woj has been seen in a ‘Queensbury Rules’ T-shirt with “Pie and Mash” printed on the back (cockney slang for ‘fash’). It also had the slogan: “Five little words” which means “We go where we want”. But the reality is they don’t, their gigs are very secretive and so we decided to go below the belt and kick him in the bollocks.

There is graffiti near Woj’s flat, which is separate from this attack, that also mentions Anna Cambell: “When you fight fascism, the rules of engagement should be of your own making”

Take ’em on the blind side cell.

in portuguese

[invitation] Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon on October 26, 27 and 28

Given that climate change is brought us the colder summer of the last thirty years, given our constant and organic demand to ignite with passion and of warming ourselves with the rebelliousness of our daily struggles, we will light our flame this fall! And so returns the Anarchist Book Fair of Lisbon, on 26, 27 and 28 October, and again in the beautiful woods of Penha de França.
If you want participate with your publisher / distributor / information space or simply to come spread some words of subversion printed on paper, write us to feiranarquistadolivro@riseup.net
See you later!

in Portuguese

Bristol, UK: Sabotage of nationalist politician Ben Walker’s car by Eco-anarchist vandals – FAI/IRF

received 12.08.2018

Hey Walker, we recently had a nice view of your home from the pedestrian bridge in the small hours of the morning…

… a car and work van belonging to a UKIP candidate and ex-mayor (2012) of Bradley Stoke (Bristol, UK), Ben Walker, was damaged with paint and the tires were slashed on the driveway of his home: 136 Ferndene, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Also done recently…

…cars at Bath Audi and Mercedes car showrooms in Peasedown, Bath (UK) had their bodywork scratched up with broken glass (about 25 vehicles). This option of sabotage was chosen over a noisy one as we didn’t want to wake the sleeping car-transporter guy who was in his cab with the curtains drawn.

With this action a warm firm hand goes out to the street fighters and black bloc who came together to trash the G20 in Hamburg, with bravery against such heavy odds, and to those spreading this fight over other German cities. Some of us are not up to the level of street combat of German cities or to go and engage with your cops, so here in the UK a few of us have been lubricating our rusty joints enough to be able to be active and show our distaste in a style we are more familiar with.

Although we may have different approaches to the same problems, we can pull together on a common thread, learn from each others qualities and mis-givings, and unite the effects of bloc and affinity group.

In the UK, through sabotage, we are trying to show others here that there is a positive path to take anger along while also putting a kick into the ribs of our pigs already low morale.

“All modern war-fighters know that the first step of any conflict is to disrupt the enemy’s communication and control infrastructures” – Adbusters planetary engame (May/June 2017)

Eco-anarchist vandals – FAI/IRF

in portuguese  / auf deutsch

“Peace is unmemory and oblivion – To memory of Mauricio Morales Duarte” by anarchist Gustavo Rodríguez

                                                                                received 11.08.2018

                           Peace is unmemory and oblivion                                  – To memory of Mauricio Morales Duarte

The cult of the dead is nothing more than contempt for true pain. […] The latter must also disappear, faced with the fatality of death the people must react firmly. We must fight against suffering instead of displaying it, of promenading it in grotesque processions and false commemorations […] Pyramids, graves, tombs must be thrown down; we must drive the plow through the walls of cemiteries to rid humanity of what we call respect for the dead, which is the worship of corpses“.
Albert Libertad

This is the third text I write in his memory, through these nine years of absence; however, the pain doesn`t go away. It couldn`t vanish in spite of time gone by, as I couldn`t dissipate the pain for the physical disappearance of my dear Urubu, of my esteemed Rafa (Daniel Barret), of my brother Canek and so many others who left but who live in our black memory. It is not that I want to show pain or recreate it in celebrations of mourning: we anarchists don`t worship corpses. I am simply unable to overcome it. And I couldn`t – nor want to – overcome this feeling because I`ve always transformed it into anger. I don`t intend to do the tiniest effort to forget them because memory, comrades, is our most potent weapon.

Not everyone I named died in combat – but neither is there anything to extol in the fact of falling into combat. We don`t have martyrs. We don`t believe in sacrifice and immolation. That we leave to christians, muslims, nationalists, bolsheviks. The only thing that motivates us is freedom without restrictions and passion for life, that`s why we fight for Total Liberation. That`s why our war is against domestication and domination. Against all Power, against all Authority, against the whole existing.

From the moment that we assume ourselves as anarchists without any guilt, we implicitly assume the illegality of our action, accepting the consequences of anarchic war. We know in advance what we are facing: repression under all its facets, deportation, prison, death. These are the risks that result from our praxis,  risks assumed by all those who elected to fight against the whole Authority. Not for a better world nor for a bright future society, nor in the name of a class or a cause, nor even hopeful in the realization of the increasingly inaccessible Social Revolution; it isn`t either for a price to pay, before as a weight to be taken from above us . Do it for the pleasure that arises from giving free rein to all passions, for the joy of living intensely, confronting day by day the death in life that the system of domination imposes on us, for the satisfaction of being an anarchist to the last consequences, for the delight of giving impetus to destruction efforts of the anarchic uprising.

On the night of May 22, 2009 our dear Mauri did not decide immolate himsel for any cause, nor did he conclude that the hour had come to sacrifice himself for a better tomorrow. On that fateful night, Mauri fit in his backpack the home-made bomb – with which he would strike power again. It would be a new attack – not the first nor the last – this time against the Gendarmerie School of Santiago and he would do it with joy, with that playful spirit that characterized him, assuming the dangers of anarchic war as we all do it in the daily fight. But he who loves life bothers his oppressor, detests with fury who causes death and confronts him in all latitudes.

That May 22nd, Mauri went out to lighten the night of Santiago, seeking to give life to Anarchy, with the passion that guided his steps, propagating the negative energy of his anarchic fury, absolute owner of his life in full freedom. That night, death took him from us, leaving the Furies locked in our hearts. Took him without asking permission, as it had stolen 22 days earlier the comrade Zoé Aveilla – while she installed a bomb at sunrise on May 1st – as it could have taken each one of us, without giving up on playing the game again.

Today, the Furies continue to incite us to not stop fighting until the anger is released, creating a potency in the self that is simultaneously its own meaning. As in greek mithology, the Furies urge us to fight and not forget the fallen. Heraclitus reminds us that “Even if the Sun itself tried to abandon its course, the Furies would find it”. That is why the Arche [principle] of anarchy – yesterday, today, tomorrow and always – it’s the war against any Authority.

Nowadays, the best hommage or celebration of Mauri is to recharge hundreds of thousand of extinguishers, to perform countless expropriations, to facilitate multiple escapes, to confront tooth and nail this death in life that is imposed on us. Peace is unmemory and oblivion: let`s encourage destructive creativity, let`s amplify anarchic war to all corners of the Earth, let`s give life to Anarchy.

For the Black International!

Gustavo Rodríguez
Planet Earth, May 20, 2018

in Spanish l Portuguese

Montevideo, Uruguay: Invitation to the 7th Anarchist Book Fair

7th Anarchist Book Fair in Montevideo. Coming soon, in September. Social Center “Cordon Norte”, J. Requena 1758 FERIAANARQUISTAMVD.WORDPRESS.COM

received  08.08.2018

From Montevideo-Uruguay, we invite all to participate in the 7th Anarchist Book Fair.

The machine of capitalism continues its colonization in every sphere of our lives, commodifying relations and ravaging the eco-system. Civilization remains framed in its routine of production and consumption, while development is making surveillance and repression devices increasingly sophiticated – targeting all that break the imposed codes and change normality.

We live on times of over-information, where the media are increasingly efficient in the task of forming absolute truths, built through reports that promote fear and submission to those who make the game of state domain. The blindness put together by the spectacle`s media show is growing, generating a focus of attention manipulated and trimmed to the taste of the powerful. This ensures even more dependance and adulation to punitive and repressive institutions, as well as favoring old-style military and “hard hand” mechanisms, which are another symptom of social decomposition.

The planet is at the stage of environmental collapse, fruit of capitalist productive methods that overwhelm the surrounding environment, causing a systematic decay whose consequence is the murder and impoverishment of life.

While democracy offers a reassuring policy based on dialogue and mediation, right or left wing governments offer different ways to administer the same misery, leaving a free reign for exploiting macro-enterprises and multinationals. Reformist solutions spring up everywhere as sleeping pills, giving rise to the rearrangement of a system that perpetuates its hegemony and achieves a more benevolent and acceptable coverage.

As anarchists and anti-authoritarians, our position must remain firm and sustained. If we want to be protagonists – pregnant with change, heading for a world of reciprocal solidarity – where each individuality lives with the rest in total freedom, then we must fight the capitalist monster in all its facets and variants. Confrontation is inevitable – as long as we mantain intact the conviction of transformation – but we should think strategically. Drawing a revolutionary practical imaginary in the present is a necessary and vital challenge – since taking responsability for a world that breaks down into pieces requires an incorruptible commitment, where halftones don`t work. That why we call to the 7th Anarchist Book Fair, to carry out instances of reflexion and dialogue that feed our capacity to make contact with the present – since now is when we have to exercise to develop a creative force that opens to another way of life.

We have to rethink the dynamic ways of defending ourselves from the powerful and their puppets, from the responsible for the devastation. It is time to expand and propagate the transformative practice as a potencial for a life in freedom – opposed to the interests of politicians and businessmen who seek conformist approval. Installed passivity must be replaced by a lively and rebellious attitude, which spreads the desire for change, which infuses the reaffirmation of the foundations of horizontal self-organization, as a generalized model. We still have a lot to think about and project in this direction, because lowering guard and resignation is no option for freedom lovers.

in portuguese l spanish