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G20 Hamburg: Freedom for Fabio and Maria!

During a demonstration on Friday 7 July, with the aim of blocking a road on the occasion of the G20 summit, two young people (Fabio 18 and Maria 23) from the Italian city of Feltre (Veneto region) were taken into custody. They tried to help a young woman who have been injured by the police. Both were taken to the detention center in Hamburg-Harburg. The police detention was changed to imprisonment, so they are currently in prison. They are accused of a criminal offense in the area of “public order disruption.”

(More information as soon as possible)

See (in Italian): Global Project

in German

[July 20-27] International week of solidarity with the J20 defendants in the US

The week is being held to raise awareness of a case in which ~215 comrades in the United States were arrested during demonstrations against the inauguration of Donald Trump. They are facing very serious charges and several decades in prison.

The call is online here.

in German

Exarchia: Banners in solidarity with CSO Kike Mur, G20 rioters, and Lisa

On the morning of Tuesday, July 11th 2017, Themistokleous 58 squatters, together with comrades in affinity, hung internationalist solidarity banners in Exarchia about three different cases.

We have the keys to all doors… Solidarity with KIKE MUR squat in Zaragoza, Spain

From a balcony of the 58 we hung a banner in support of the Squatted Social Centre Kike Mur in Zaragoza (Spain), threatened with eviction by local authorities. The building (former prison) has been squatted for 7 years, giving space to a variety of activities and expressions of anarchist solidarity, as in the case of a banner in the context of the 2013 Black February international campaign.

Solidarity with No-G20 rioters

Over the railing of the old Chemistry School we dropped a banner in support for those who lately clashed with the forces of repression on the streets of Hamburg against the summit of leaders of the 20 most powerful states on the planet. Now is the time to spread the word that the G20 hostages need our support.

Attack/rob the banks! Freedom for Lisa, anarchist captive in Germoney

One more banner was placed on Gini building of the Polytechnic School in solidarity with Lisa, an anarchist recently sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for a bank robbery in Aachen (Germoney) in 2014. No prisoner in the hands of Power: Let’s storm the State/Capital and domination!

Themistokleous 58 squat
and comrades in affinity

in Greek

[After G20 in Hamburg] Solidarity call

In a time of open hunt against anti-G20 protesters by the cops, the media and “the public” (including demands for a lynch law circulating on the internet), it is essential to remember those who were injured during protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg and the dozens who are still under investigation and caged by the German State.

No consideration however for a large part of society that, together with public authorities and their media, not only accepts the police state we witnessed in Hamburg, but also wants to see it reinforced.

It is now time for groups and individuals to organize solidarity events, raise donations, and express all kinds of support with those imprisoned, e.g. letter writing as soon as contact addresses are known.

Let’s act in solidarity with all those affected by repression during the G20, and update about their situation through counter-information networks. Let’s make sure that they don’t remain alone.

The more actions, the more pressure on the authorities, the media and their world. For anarchy!

in German

[German prisons] Send Lisa a letter!

[2013 Aachen bank robbery case]
In December 2016, an anarchist from Amsterdam was acquitted of a bank expropriation that took place in Aachen in 2013.

[2014 Aachen bank robbery case]
Since early 2017, two comrades from Barcelona stood trial for a Pax-Bank expropriation that took place in Aachen in 2014:
On June 7th 2017, anarchist compañera Lisa was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison, while the other comrade (who recently wrote a thank-you note) was acquitted by the Aachen court.

After being sentenced and sent to Cologne’s prison, the compañera decided to publish her contact address:
Lisa
Buchnummer: 2893/16/7
Justizvollzuganstanlt (JVA) Köln
Rochusstrasse 350
50827 Köln – Germany

Lisa speaks Spanish, German, English and Italian, and she will be glad to receive your letters.

That other forms of solidarity continue to be expressed with her and all other prisoners. That prisoners always remain a part of social struggles and be embedded in all actions of the social war. For anarchy.

More info: Solidariteit.noblogs.org

Greece: Tasos Theofilou acquitted by Athens court

“Freedom for anarchist communist Tasos Theofilou”; solidarity demonstration in Thessaloniki, June 29th 2017

July 7th 2017:

After five years in prison, Tasos Theofilou was found not guilty on all counts by an appeals court in Athens. The decision was taken by a 3-2 majority.

Germany: Message from imprisoned comrade Thomas Meyer-Falk to the protesters against the Hamburg G20 summit

For a society without prisons!

Solidarity and affectionate greetings from prison! When the representatives of the G20 nations meet in Hamburg, the elite of the prison companies, which are represented by Merkel, Trump, Putin and Erdogan, will also meet.

Now, at this moment, many tens of thousands of prisoners in Germany, France, UK and Turkey are behind bars, as well as millions in the US, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia etc!

And also in Hamburg right now are thousands of people in the prisons of the supposedly ‘free’ Hanseatic City [Hamburg’s full name is Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg]. To make room for even more, a detention center for up to 400 extra prisoners was built. 100 judges volunteered to legalize the arrests by police during the summit.

Whoever attacks the G20 also attacks the prison-industrial complex. A system based on exploitation and oppression. A system in which the police, the judiciary and the economy work hand in hand. A system that intimidates and permanently removes people from the political process, but still ‘recycles’ them economically.

To all of you in Hamburg, for active and combative hours and days!

Hearfelt greetings from Freiburg’s prison

Thomas Meyer-Falk
(Long-term prisoner since 1996)

via insurrectionnews

in german l portuguese l italian

Hamburg: Plan of action for the international anticapitalist demonstration- Welcome to hell

Goal of the demonstration

With a large international anticapitalist demonstration we would like to offer the many people who are coming to the protests against the G20 summit to Hamburg a platform for our varied and fundamental criticism of the ruling circumstances on the eve of the direct actions against the infrastructure of the summit and the capital. When the most powerful government officials and the greatest war-drifters come to Hamburg St. Pauli, we will already be there: in our camps and centers, on the street, in the houses, in the neighborhood, and all the city. The left-radical pre-evening demo on Thursday shall be a first strong expression of our irreconcilable criticism.

After we built and settled our camps in the city in the days before, the summit of solidarity and the first gatherings and actions took place, we see the international anticapitalist demonstration as a prelude to the „hot phase“ of the direct actions and blockades against the G20 summit. We would like to use the demonstration to invite our international comrades and those who are still arriving to Hamburg to come to the city early and to make visible for the first time how many people oppose the Hamburg summit on the streets and see the enormous strength that we can develop together. It is also a matter of trying together at an early stage, of reevaluating our areas of movement and action, of reacting rebelliously and relentlessly to the repression that is taking place during the summit, whether it is in the form of precontrols, massive police presence or preventing demonstrations.

Preliminary checks? Not with us!

We are firmly assuming that the cops, as announced, will carry out so-called pre-controls during the summit and so also before our demo. This means that they will try to search your bags and you for „dangerous items“ as well as „protective clothing“. These include e.g. protectors, helmets, but also hose cloths, etc. This practice is so far not practiced in Hamburg and is intended to be an intimidation attempt and an authority demonstration. In other cities, this practice is already repressive normality. We do not want to accept such controls and we will resist them! So do not just walk in affinity groups during the demos and actions, but also go there in groups. Take the measures! The larger the groups, the more difficult the execution! We suspect that the controls will take place widely in the area around our showground. Thus, expect controls even if you arrive with the subway on the Reeperbahn etc. Be solid and do not be intimidated! Support people who are to be controlled and block control points!

Fulminant rally

For a great kick-off at the Fischmarkt St. Pauli from 4 pm, we invited numerous comrades and activists from all over the world to tell us about their local battles. On a large stage, different live bands will appear. The pre-demo rally is a fixed and important part of our demo. Here, we will convey our contents loudly and confidently, and hope to convince some who are perhaps still unsure about the demo to come to the Fischmarkt.

The Goldenen Zitronen, Neonschwarz, Johnny Mauser & Captain Gips will play live on the stage from 4 pm and accompany the prepared program with further surprises. On the edge of the rally, there will also be soli drinks and food. The concerts and contributions begin on time at 4 pm !

Activists from different countries are reporting of their struggles and self-organization, of state repression, of sexism and homophobia, of racism, of anti-semitism and of the old and new far-right movements. We are united in the struggle against capitalist conditions, which we no longer want to endure.

At 6:30 pm, the program will move to the loudspeaker and the demonstration will start in the Hafenstrasse at Park Fiction.

The demo

From 7 pm, the demonstration will start moving into Hafenstraße. We are striving for a large, loud, diverse and solidarity demonstration, which runs its planned route through St. Pauli. For a colorful expression, a large organized black bloc will attend, which will walk at the front of the demo. We will make our resistance visible in the city. On the demonstration there will be several blocs (including a FLTI * bloc) and several loudspeakers. We call for the creation of affinity groups for the demo and the coming days and to network and organize as well as possible with further groups and blocs. Especially for the front part of the demonstration we urge to go in chains. Our goal is to carry out our demonstration as planned. We want to walk with the demo, we want to be loud and angry. We wish the demo as a militant joint prelude to the days of resistance. We will not let us harass by the cops and want to find a collective approach to the harassment that they have for us. In this sense, we would also like to have a responsible attitude towards our formulated goal for the demo.

At this point we would also like to emphasize once more that we want to be in the streets with comrades at our side with a clear head and have no understanding for the consumption of alcohol and drugs at our rally and demonstration!

If the cops attack the demonstration or individuals, we will defend ourselves solidly and responsibly and try to continue the demonstration as long as it is reasonable.

In the event of an early demolition of the demonstration or the scenario that the police do not let us get out of the Hafenstrasse, we call for a massive flow into the streets and squares in the neighborhood!

Plan B – Reclaim St. Pauli

It would not be the first time that the police declared St. Pauli and the Schanzenviertel as occupied zone and prevented registered demonstrations. But we also remember vividly the powerful demos for the Lampedusa group or the effective and uncontrollable protests against the so called “danger area”. Whether wild demos, rallies or reclaim-the-streets-party – we take over the „blue zone“!

The demo should be a joint prelude for all of us, which will enable us to start the next few days. This moment of collective self-empowerment – within the exclusion scenario that the city and the cops have been trying to create for weeks – we also want to go in the case of Plan B. That is why we call to keep together in a case of the premature termination of our demo, to be spontaneous and unpredictable and to move in large groups, loud and visible. Because we take the street when, how and where we want!

For those who need a retreat in such a scenario to come down, discuss and orient themselves, we point out that there will be different information points throughout the city throughout the summit. But please respect that these points are not supposed to be places from which actions are started, as these should be safe retreats for people who need them.

Stalk in large groups or as a demo through the district and invite everyone to come along. On the eve of the blockades we explore St. Pauli with our friends from all over the world and show that we are there! We take the city back by being together on the road, unforgiving with the existing conditions and full of longing for a solidarity society. We can not be stopped, either by the shitty cops or by a „blue zone“ free of fundamental rights!

[Poster] Aachen case: Thank you!

From my heart, thanks to everyone for the support that was given to me, as all the warmness and love that i felt. This was essential to strenghten my resilience against all the oppression I was summited

We’re not All, the prisoners are missing!
Freedom to All prisoneers!
All the strenght to those who face oppression!
Prison, demolition and reforestation!

The one kidnapped from 21/06/2016 to 07/06/2017 at the Aachen case

via barcelona.indymedia
poster in pdf; in Italian

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Hamburg: Anarchical action week ahead of G20 from 28.06.-04.07.2017

Books * Education * Barricades /Anarchical action week ahead of G20 from 28.06.-04.07.2017

The Call

To be against figures of fun like Donald Trump, the manic Retro-Sultan Erdogan and bulging muscle dude Putin is quite easy. In gratifying the world almost daily with unexpected neologism and fake news fantasy or strange fantasy uniforms and slightly grubby fotos of superheros they behave like idiots.

With crackpots of this kind the line of argument to repeal capitalism can be easily shortened.
Unfortunately these freaks are not to be neglected. They and their slightly less freaky collegues presides an apparatus that is armed with jails, the military, all kinds of police and sleuthhounds. And behind Putins and Trumps backs there are swivelling strange vassals who carry the bags with a red button. And in case one of the two bonzai-neros is pushing it – it gets pitch-black.

The 20-strong chamber of horror, consisting of the Donald, Wladimir, Recep Tayyip and their collegues from so called developed nations will visit Hamburg on the 7th of July. More »

International Days of Action: G20 Hamburg 2017

International anti-capitalist demonstration against G20 summit:

G20 Welcome to hell.

Thursday, 6 July 2017 4 p.m., St. Pauli Fischmarkt, Hamburg

When the heads of government of the world’s 20 most powerful countries are arriving on 6 July and the assembled world media are waiting for news from the crisis zone around Hamburg’s exhibition halls, we’ll be already in the streets.

We are mobilizing internationally to turn Hamburg into a location and an exclamation mark of resistance against old and new authorities of capitalism.

A demonstration at the G20 summit’s eve will express protest and resistance, radical critique and practice against the patriarchal and capitalist state of affairs. We are resisting the discursive priority of receptions and fireside chats during the days to follow.

G20 is creating a temporary state of emergency and its political bias stands for everything we are fighting against. The police and military are present on the roofs of Hamburg during the summit, and they are perpetuating capitalist regimes all over the world. Neo-liberal and protectionist capitalist models are both similarly part of global exploitation, walling-off and impoverishment.

Whether this cynical violence is going to be obvious or rather superimposed by grand receptions and beautiful pictures is also at stake during Hamburg’s hot days. We are opposing the summit as well as any effort to include political critique and resistance as a part of the summit’s orchestration as a democratic institution. Summits like G20 and institutions like IMF, WTO or the World Bank being instruments of peace, human rights or climate policies is one of the great lies and illusions of the powers-that-be.

When the pieces of global politics are picked up after the summit on 9 July, capitalism and exploitation will still exist. At the end of the day, there will be final statements and success-oriented resumes of the assembled bodies politic and the public. Crises and wars are part of the capitalist system, likewise protest and scandals are part of the summit orchestration. It’s up to us to open a new page and new resistance perspectives.

The apparently unchallenged triumph of capitalism has left behind a trail of devastation. War is prevalent not only as military conflict, but as well in more and more people’s minds. A racist mob is mobilising in Germany, around Europe and all over the world. Racial and nationalist ideas are getting acceptable again. Among others, right-wing populists and fascists have managed to accomplish a shift of society’s discourse to the right.

Strong states and closed borders are being called for more and more forcefully. Proxy wars for spheres of interests – instruments of world order created in the century before last and the one before that – appear more than ever to be legitimate means to achieve political ends. We are living in a time of rising nationalism and hate towards minorities. Pogroms against refugees and other population groups beyond majority, attacks on homosexual, trans* or inter* people as well as the significance of fanaticism of whatever persuasion are increasing dramatically.

Migration and flight will be focal points of the summit and of the protests as well. It’s not freedom of movement for all, not even safe flight corridors to prevent mass death in the Mediterranean, to be established. Rather, borders and the flow of goods are being safeguarded. Cynicism and fishy deals prevail, while the summit is taking its course.

The logic of capitalist value is supposed to expand into the last nooks in the metropolises as well as in rural regions‘ periphery. Yet, world-wide capitalist penetration is also connecting the terrain of resistance. For instance, resistance against mining projects in Columbia is linked to urban-political struggles against the coal power station Moorburg in Hamburg harbor which is using Columbian coal as a resource.

Devastation and migration due to global warming are related directly to the struggle for the right to stay. Connections of capitalist exploitation interests can be demonstrated, criticized and confronted politically. G20 resistance is supposed to focus on these inter-dependencies on a local and global scale and to develop mutual relations and resistant practices.

Various and unpredictable mass resistance will disrupt the smooth proceedings of the summit’s performance. Many people will stand up against this staging of power – politically and practically. Unlike civil opposition, we are not going to suggest alternatives in order to keep the capitalist system alive. We are going to oppose oppression, exploitation and exclusion with collectivity and solidarity.

Organise yourselves, be creative and contribute vociferously, angrily and powerfully to the international anti-capitalist demonstration on 6 July. Let this demonstration be a first expression of our resistance and our unconciliatory antagonism towards the prevailing conditions and the summit spectacle. Up with social revolution!

We will start on 6 July at 4 p.m. with a great opening meeting. Cultural, musical and political contributions will be held. From 7 p.m., the demonstration will be approaching the red zone and the final meeting will be held a stone’s throw from the summit’s location in the exhibition halls.

Don‘t let capitalism get you down – live resistance!

Autonomous and anti-capitalist alliance “G20 – welcome to hell!”

Thursday, 6 July 2017 4 p.m., St. Pauli Fischmarkt, Hamburg

[J11] Thessaloniki, Greece: Responsibility claim for placement of incendiary device

We perceive anarchist and antiauthoritarian spaces as structures in which we organize struggles and live collective moments outside the authoritarian relations that the State and capitalism would like to impose on us daily.

Lately, the State has carried out various attacks against squats and hangouts in Athens, Thessaloniki, Agrinio and Larissa.

In response to these attacks, during the night of 11th to 12th June 2017, we placed an incendiary device in a van belonging to AKTOR company on Makedonikis Amynis Street in Thessaloniki.

We know that this company constructs the enemy’s structures, such as the Skouries mine in the Halkidiki Peninsula, that destroys the earth for the benefit of capitalists, or the Thessaloniki metro, intended to support and strengthen the flow of capital.

We chose June 11th, international day of solidarity with anarchist prisoners facing long sentences, to express our solidarity with all captive comrades worldwide.

Fire to all prison cells.

Death to the State and Capital.

Direct action for anarchy.

source: athens imc

Santiago, Chile: Sealed the padlocks of a Teletrak

Members of the Anonymous Band for Sabotage in the early hours of June 18 made a sealing of two padlocks from a Teletrak betting office located in Santiago. Earlier we harassed their customers with an undesirable noise, this time we went by their locks.

“…We will continue breaking your windows, we will continue painting your walls, we will continue fucking your locks, we will continue shouting in front of faces… We will continue in foot of war!” –Ekkaía.

Anonymous Band for Sabotage
Animal Liberation Front / Earth Liberation Front

received also in spanish

London: Benefit Event in Solidarity with Tasos Theofilou – This Friday

“I am an anarchist communist. I love life and freedom​.​

Let’s fight to tear down the prisons which bury inside them thousands of living people.

Let’s fight for the vision of social liberation.

Let’s fight for the liberation of our class from the authority of the capital”

– Tasos Theofilou

Join us this Friday 23rd of June for a benefit event in solidarity with the anarchist communist Tasos Theofilou, who is currently in prison, after being sentenced on the basis of forged and non existent evidence. He was convicted just because he is an anarchist. He was convicted because he didn’t lose his smile even when the court announced his sentence.

Case updates, projections and phone call interventions from Athens.
​For more info about the case here​.

Starting at 19:00 at L.A.R.C. (62 Fieldgate Street E1 1ES London)
Live music will follow…
Bar will run throughout the evening.
Entry on free donation.

Feel free to spread the word!!!

See you all there!

in German

[Hamburg] G20-Streetmedics/First-Aid-Groups

Hello,
we like to use the chance to introduce us. We will coordinate autonomously acting first-aid groups during the conference days of the G20 in Hamburg. There will be a telefon number you can call if you need non-bureaucratic help or information about, how you can help (yourself) in case of injuries.

We are part of the protests and the anti-repression structure. In other words, we are not working with the police or other governmental institutions.

If you have any further questions feel free to write us an e-mail. You can find our e-mail and our public PGP key on our Blog: g20sanis.blackblogs.org

Otherwise keep on checking the blog, our phone number will be announced later there!

If you know about first-aid groups, joining the protest against g20, please let them know, that we would be very happy, when they contact us!

Please give all this information to other groups you stay in contact with.

Take Care! And see you soon!

Yours Autonome Sanikoordination G20 / Coordination of First-Aid Groups

UK: Fortnight of Action against IPP Sentences 9th – 23rd July 2017

As part of the 2017 Year of Resistance against IPP Sentences, Smash IPP have called for a Fortnight of Action this July 9th – 23rd 2007.

More than 3989 people are serving IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences in British prisons. Five years since the sentence was legally abolished, thousands still languish in jails with no release date. Parole board delays, prison overcrowding, and sheer neglect is leading to unprecedented rates of prisoner suicides and self-harm. 80% are over tariff and desperate to be free. THIS FORTNIGHT IS FOR THEM.

The time is now to escalate and generate unrelenting pressure on the government, prison profiteers and the parole boards who are all complicit in ripping families apart, ruining lives and killing working class young people who have died as a result of the mental strain of being an IPP.

This fortnight of action is dedicated to Charlie Noakes, an IPP prisoner who died on the 23rd July 2016 as a result of prison neglect and the despair of this sentence. Let’s make this an amazing fortnight of action in honour of the life HMP stole.
What You Can Do

Smash IPP is asking people to organise actions in their area. Suggested actions may include:

* Noise demos at prisons where IPP prisoners are imprisoned
* Days of action at local Probation Offices. Find your nearest office in the directory here.
* Organising actions against HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service), the replacement to NOMS (National Offender Management Service)
* Organising communication blockades against the above organisations integral to the prison service continuing this injustice
* Demonstrating at the Houses of Parliament
* Targeting the Justice Secretary who has the power to turn these sentences into determinate sentences and end this nightmare
* Demonstrating and pressuring the Parole Board
* IPP Prisoner letter writing events
* Smash IPP fundraising events
* Organising info nights, workshops & awareness raising events about this brutal sentence
* Doing stalls at local prisons to connect with prisoner families
* Demonstrating in your local town centre to raise awareness about IPPs
* Banner drops
…. The options are endless!

Not connected to anyone locally? Get in touch! Smash IPP may be able to connect you with local contacts and prisoner families.

Know an IPP prisoner who would benefit from some solidarity actions as part of this campaign? Or would like to have letters from people showing support? Let us know!

Smash IPP can help with leaflets, stickers and other materials. We are also available to do talks and workshops about IPP if needed or can link you up with people that can.

Please contact us with your any of your publicly advertised plans so we can help promote them, otherwise don’t forget to send us your action reports.

Contact Us
Email: info@smashipp.org.uk
smashipp.noflag.org.uk

Greece, Albania, Italy: The struggle against the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline

TACKLING ENERGY
The struggle against the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline
(TAP) through Greece – Albania – Italy

Pamphlet, A5, 48 pages

“They protest against the energy that flows under their house, but inside of the house they want it!” yells the stuffy national-popular bourgeois in the spring of 2017 seeing what’s upsetting a small village in Puglia and spreading out to the rest of Italy. Fights erupted between police and opponents in front of the future construction site of the TAP
(Trans-Adriatic Pipeline), the new gas pipeline which will link up Europe with the endpoint in Turkey of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline that’s connectect with the gas fields in the Caspian Sea. The new gas pipeline will cross the north of Greece into Albania, where it will continue through the Adriatic Sea to finally reach the shores of
Lecce in Italy, where it will connect with the existing gas transport network.

The TAP project, as most other energy projects, are considered of utmost “strategical” importance by power. A fair enough reason for enemies of power to have a look at the ongoing struggle against this TAP, put together this collection of texts from anarchist comrades active in the conflict and broaden up the horizons as to favour direct intervention
against everything that keeps the energy of power flowing.

You can download the pamphlet here

[J11] Komotini, Greece: Solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners – “Sean Swain Was Here”

On Monday, June 12th 2017, we hung a banner at the Old Law School in Komotini as a small sign of solidarity with all long-term anarchist prisoners. We do not forget the comrade Sean Swain.

Utopia A.D. anarchist squat

in Greek

[J11] Exarchia, Athens: Banner drop in solidarity with Michael Kimble, anarchist prisoner in the U$

On Sunday June 11 2017, international day in support with long-term anarchist prisoners, we dropped a banner from Themistokleous 58 squat in solidarity with the comrade Michael Kimble, incarcerated in Holman prison, Alabama.

Michael Kimble is a gay black anarchist serving a life sentence for taking out a white homophobic racist. Even though he has been held captive for three decades, Michael keeps resisting the everyday imprisonment by all means necessary, and also propagates violent rupture with all Power.

With this banner we send him back some of the strength we get whenever we read his incendiary texts. Hold strong, comrade: your ideas and determination reverberate to the other side of the ocean.

NO PEACE WITH THE PRISON-SOCIETY!

Chaoten

in Greek

Madrid, Spain: Incendiary attack against the Cavalry Unit of the National Police

Received on June 1st 2017:

The night between the 24th and 25th March 2017, after months of preparation, we jumped over the fence in the premises of the Cavalry Unit of the National Police in Madrid and placed an incendiary device under one of their off-road vehicles.

We carried out this action against the G20 summit and we dedicate it to all anarchist prisoners.

in Greek

Bristol, UK: Animal liberation gathering [9-11th June]

A gathering aimed at rebuilding and progressing the animal liberation movement. It will be coming from an anarchist perspective and will be especially looking at animal exploitation as a result of capitalism and domestication and how best to challenge it in this context.

Read more on the blog of Liberation! collective

Athens, Greece: Molotov attack against the Ministry of Culture

On Monday night, May 22nd 2017, a group of comrades attacked the Ministry of Culture in Exarchia with Molotov cocktails. We carried out this symbolic action for two reasons:

To honor the memory of Mauricio Morales, who lost his life on May 22nd 2009 in Santiago, Chile, when the bomb he was carrying to strike the jailers academy exploded prematurely.

To send strength to the anarchist Eric King, who is serving a 10-year sentence in the US for attacking a government building with Molotov cocktails in Kansas City in September 2014. We support the international call in solidarity with Eric on June 28th.

Combative memory – incendiary solidarity!

in Greek, Spanish

Vienna: Italian embassy attacked – solidarity with imprisoned anarchists in Turin!

Received on 25 May 2017:

Last night, to express our active solidarity, we have attacked the Italian embassy with colour bombs.

For the immediate release of Antonio, Antonio & Francisco, who have been in prison since May 3rd.

For the repeal of the house arrest of Giada, Fabiola & Camille.

They are accused of resisting a police raid in their neighbourhood in February.

in German

Ecotopia Biketour: Summer 2017

Ecotopia Biketour is a self-organized, international community that has been organizing a yearly bicycle tour in different regions of Europe since 1990. During the tour we visit environmental and social projects and practice forms of activism and sustainable living. We follow a vegan diet, practice consensus decision making, and share skills by doing workshops. Ecotopia Biketour is for anyone interested in travelling by bike, community life, DIY, environmentalism, and learning by experience.

Usually 20–40 people cycle with us at the same time. Most people join for somewhere between 2 weeks and 2 months and participate in the tour for the first or second time. We rarely cycle all together, usually some people go ahead in the morning and mark the route with arrows on the road. People then follow in small groups in their own speed and rhythm. We keep distances at a level where no particular fitness or experience is necessary.

We try to create a non-hierarchical environment by rotating responsibilities, sharing skills and respecting personal needs. People can sign up for daily tasks (cooking, pulling a trailer, marking the route, etc.), but everyone can decide individually how much they want to do. We meet up every couple of days to talk about how it is going and to collectively make decisions. It is one of our core values to create a non-discriminatory environment.

We cook communally with wood, carry all our equipment ourselves and try to buy local and organic food and to dumpster-dive where possible. Participants are asked to donate 3–5 € per day to cover the food costs, but people who cannot give this donation are also welcome to join.

This year we will focus on skill-sharing and other forms of alternative education. We will have workshops regularly where we want to share abilities and knowledge within our group and with the projects we are going to visit. We will start at the end of June in Strasbourg in France and will cycle for 3 months via Nancy (Vélorution Universelle), Bure, Freiburg, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Geneva, Grenoble, Toulouse to Barcelona and end near Tarragona. The exact route and dates are being announced on our website.

If you have some recommendations for projects, groups and events for us to visit on the way or would like to help preparing the tour, write to 2017@ecotopiabiketour.net these principles – to make the Biketour experience an example of the social and political values we all share.

A call for solidarity actions on May 31st 2017

Dear Friends,

We have been waiting for over a year for the trial of the Warsaw 3. Today, we send this call out for solidarity actions on the first court sitting – the 31st of May 2017.

There is also a demonstration ‘WE ARE ALL TERRORISTS’ planned for that day in front of the court in Warsaw (adress: Marszałkowska 82).

The Polish government follows the international trend to see terrorist threat everywhere. There is no better reason to fuel war economy, enhance policing tools and prepare the ground for autocracy than the figure of the enemy. Either external threat – migrants (including kids ready to commit acts of terror), or the inside threat in the form of the domestic terrorism category is at this point commonly used in the whole EU to scare the population into obedience.

As it is for other countries in the EU, terrorist attacks have been the justification to introduce new security regulations that grant states greater powers and significantly limit those of the peoples. Polish authorities also want to seize their chance to secure their own position riding on the European anti-terror wave. In the wake of the introduction of the new anti-terrorist law in Poland, mainstream media were first reporting the wave of false bomb alarms across the country, when finally they have got what they were waiting for. In the night of the 23rd three anarchists were caught on a parking lot of a police station in an attempt to set a police car on fire.

For the authorities and their media the arrest posed a long awaited proof that there actually is a terrorist threat in Poland! The arrested three, after being beaten and tortured were thrown into the isolation cells for the most dangerous criminals to be held there for the next 4 months.

Media theater had begun and the introduction of the new anti-terrorist law was presented to the public as justified.

The word ‘terrorist’ was abused by the media to the point of ridiculousness. Since this category is so vague that two individuals labeled as ‘terrorists’ can have almost nothing in common, the authorities have quickly understood it’s usefulness in eliminating potential threat to the their power.

The polish state has imprisoned the Warsaw 3, but it wasn’t enough. It has passed 3 new anti-freedom bills, but it wasn’t enough. Then it’s thugs brutally deported a PhD student who didn’t agree to spy for them – we all remember Ameer – but that still was not enough. They also feel the need to keep blackmailing activists, deporting foreigners and criminalize anyone who dares to resist.

We are calling you to take solidarity action on that day.

We are calling you to come to your nearest polish embassy, and show the republic of Poland what you think of it!

Fire to prisons, courts and copshops!

(Here you will find a leaflet for the call for solidarity actions with wawa3 update)

In German