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Learning From SHAC: Winter European Speaking Tour

Poster also in French and Spanish

We are pleased to announce our Winter European Speaking Tour across France, the Basque Country & Spain.

Friday 29th January – Dijon | 7pm | Eternel Detour, 16ter rue de Fontaine-lès-Dijon, Dijon

Saturday 30th January – Grenoble | 12pm | Parpaing Paillette, 104 avenue Ambroise Croizat, Saint Martin […]

Berlin: Political projects of Friedrichshain’s northKiez call for a demonstration on 6/2

After the major offensive on Rigaer 94 by 500 cops, SEK, a K-9 unit and a helicopter, the northKiez of Friedrichshain is still under siege. There are constant controls all around Rigaerstraße and the streets are patrolled by massive swathes of cops.

We take the attack on the night of 13.01.2016 on Rigaer 94 and […]

Hambach Forest, Germany: RWE security guards run over activists as resistance intensifies

Yesterday (21.01.2016) RWE security guards hit activists with a car as the latter were defending the ancient forest against logging operations (see video below). Two activists were kidnapped. One was successfully de-arrested, the other, Fledermaus, was beaten and handed over to the police, accused of assault, and will likely stay imprisoned in Aachen for the […]

Brussels: Call-out for solidarity with four people charged over the destruction of the maxi-prison model

In its mad race for profits, capitalism throws more and more people into precariousness and makes our environment increasingly unliveable. Faced with scolding anger and misery sown into anything that goes, the state invests in maintaining order and builds new prisons.

At a time when the people are constrained to tighten their belts, the government […]

Marseille, France: SHAC Infotour in support of Sven & Natasha in the Netherlands

SHAC Infotour: A presentation on the SHAC campaign by activists from England in support of Sven and Natasha, two individuals charged in the Netherlands.

Sunday 31st January 2016 at Le Racoon, Place du Lycée Thiers.

Vegan food 7pm, presentation 8pm.

Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) was the most powerful […]

Athens: CCF escape case trial set for February 15th 2016

February 15th: Trial date for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan – Prosecution against relatives of political prisoners

The trial concerning the plan of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades to escape from Koridallos prisons has been set for February 15th. A total of 28 people are accused in this trial. Conspiracy of […]

Athens: Update from Themistokleous 58 squat in Exarchia

At about 10pm on January 10th 2016, a few hours after we occupied the empty building on Themistokleous 58 St. in Exarchia, a guy appeared outside the premises who claimed to represent ‘ANASKEVI M EPE’ and said that the building belongs to this real estate company.

What he pretty much told us is that, if […]

Thoughts from somewhere

Received December 20th:

From the hands, to the legs, to the neck- lets break the stability of the authority of the State! Solidarity means to attack!

We see the recent operations against anarchists in Spain as a continuation of the States’ authoritarian blow against anarchist and anti-authoritarian individuals and structures. This repression, however, doesn’t […]

London Antifa Solidarity Tour – Financial support of prosecuted comrade in Kavala, Greece

[Kavala, Greece] London Antifa Solidarity Tour / Talk + Social

Saturday December 5th 7pm – 11pm LARC 62 Fieldgate Street London E1 1ES

We will be asking for donations at the door.

London Anti-Fascists are organising a short tour with a comrade from Kavala, Greece to raise awareness and solidarity for their struggle against fascists […]

Athens: Fascist arson attack against Agros squat in Ilion

On Sunday morning, November 1st 2015, Agros squat in Tritsis Park came once again under fascist arson attack. The damage was small and is being restored. The fact that their attacks include setting fire inside the park – a rare place, life-giving lung for residents of the surrounding areas, rare habitat of plants and animals […]

London: Latest communique by Squatters and Homeless Autonomy (SHA)

Received November 14th:

Against Apolitical Squatting

Coming to Terms

In Camden, an eight-month squat is evicted by pigs and three are arrested under Section 144, the 2012 ban on residential squatting. A man in a SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SQUAT t-shirt waits for NELSN to forward a text. Two arrive from a council-estate squat […]

Athens: Reportback from demo in defense of Epavli Kouvelou squat in Maroussi

On Monday morning (November 9th 2015), at 05:30, the Epavli Kouvelou squat was struck by bomb attack. The result of that murderous attack was that nearby houses and shops suffered heavy material damage, while some damage was caused to the main entrance of the squat itself.

What is shocking, however, is not the material damage […]

Athens: Strong explosion at Kouvelou squat in Maroussi

Today, Monday November 9th 2015, the Epavli Kouvelou squat in Maroussi (northern suburb of Athens) was attacked at the outer gate with a powerful explosive device. There has been significant damage to neighbouring buildings. The space is currently blocked by cops.

People in solidarity gather at the corner of Dionysou and Chatziantoniou St. […]

Brazil: Aftermath of the 1st Autonomous and Feminist Book Fair in Porto Alegre

Originally received November 2nd:

Since the beginning of FLIFEA [the 1st Autonomous and Feminist Book Fair in Porto Alegre], we suffered machist and fascist persecutions and aggressions, with threats, provocations and hostile presences, which were noticed and addressed at all time. But what happened this Sunday night (November 1st 2015) deserves a specific denunciation to […]

Athens: Solidarity with the C.O.S.A squat in Portugal, threatened with eviction

The C.O.S.A squat in the city of Setúbal, which had its 15th anniversary this month, has received an eviction threat. (See statement by Some Rebellious Voices in Portuguese, Greek, Italian and Spanish.)

During the night of October 20th 2015, and as a first response to this bad news, we hung a solidarity banner at the […]

Italy: Billy, Costa and Silvia sent to trial again

On July 17th 2015, the preliminary hearing against Silvia Guerini, Costantino ‘Costa’ Ragusa and Luca ‘Billy’ Bernasconi took place in Turin, Italy. The three have been previously arrested and jailed for several years in Switzerland, accused of having organised an act of sabotage against a nanotechnology research centre of IBM, under construction at the time. […]

Pyhäjoki, Finland: Eco-anarchist on hunger strike since September 19th at Hanhikivi anti-nuclear camp

Received September 21st:

The police (sent by Nuclear company Fennovoima) evicted most of the anti-nuclear action camp on September 15th in Pyhäjoki. Police also arrested 5 people. The camp has been successfully resisting the nuclear power plant project for 5 months. The police still haven’t managed to evict one of the protesters who is now […]

Finland: Repression & resistance in Hanhikivi Cape, Venetsia squat evicted

Finland: Police attacks occupation in Pyhäjoki and Squat Venetsia, Helsinki

On Tuesday September 15 the cops and security guards from local security company Arlia and G4S started to evict the protesters on Fennovoima´s planned nuclear construction site on Hanhikivi Cape in Pyhäjoki. 4 arrests where made but people where released the day after. […]

Copenhagen, Denmark: On the recent repression

At 5.30 am Thursday August 13, the anti-authoritarian collective Bumzen was raided by a gang of masked cops from the police anti-criminal gang unit. They were followed by an army of armoured cops, who handcuffed everyone present in the building at the time.The pretext given was that they were looking for participants in a […]

Hamburg: 3 to 9 August 2015 – Week of mobilisation and agitation in solidarity with the accused of the “Breite Straße” case

Let’s break the law! Solidarity with the accused of the “Breite Strasse” case in Hamburg!

On the 27.08.2014 a house was squatted in Breite Straße in Hamburg. When the cops came to evict they were heavily attacked by the squatters with fireworks, colour, and a lot of other projectiles.

Later people got arrested outside the […]

Czech Republic: The situation of our comrades in prison – greyness, solitude and hunger

Non-vegan diet, isolation, boredom, hour and a half of daylight. Meeting people through the bars and hardened glass. These are just some of the conditions our comrades experience while imprisoned. In this article we would like to describe the everyday reality of imprisoned anarchists and outline ways to support them. We call for […]

Indianapolis, USA: Solidarity action at the Mexican consulate

On July 3rd, there was a solidarity demonstration against repression in Mexico, organized outside the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis, USA.

The text of the flyer distributed during the demonstration:

On June 16, 2015, the Anarchist Black Cross-Mexico, an anti-repression organization, released word describing an escalation of the harassment and surveillance they experience at the hands […]

Mexico City: Police harassment of members of Anarchist Black Cross–Mexico

In the last few years, we have seen how the escalation of repression has intensified around the libertarian and anarchist movement through the strategies used here in Mexico City: Setting very high bond amounts, and applying the same package of charges, always aggravated, without giving much importance to the specific situation, but rather […]

USA: Sean Swain’s twelve-page deposition to the courts

Intro Letter: 1, 2

Deposition:

In the State of Ohio ss In the County of Scioto

I, Sean Swain, being duly sworn according to law, hereby depose to state:

1. I am competent to testify to the facts related herein, to which I have direct knowledge.

2. I write […]

Greece: Elias Karadouman released from prison, despite consecutive obstacles thrown in his way by state authorities in order to afflict him

Some days ago, the combative prisoner Elias Karadouman – participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) – was faced with the threat of deportation.

After 10 years of incarceration in the Greek galleys, Karadouman was able to sign his prison release papers on May 18th, 2015. However, he was kept in Corfu prison until […]