A banner tied in Yogyakarta, reading: “SOLIDARITY WITH ALL ANARCHIST AND ANTI-FASCIST IN RUSSIA, LONG LIVE ANARCHY! MIKHAIL”.
Anarchists and Anti-Fascists in Russia have faced a wave of repression from the State following an action carried out by a 17-year-old young anarchist named Mikhail Zhlobitsky who blew himself up at the Arkhangelsk city FSB building on the morning of October 31. After the action some Anarchists and Anti-Fascists were arrested and received continued repression.
We hope for solidarity and strength for all anarchists and anti-fascists in Russia, Indonesia and worldwide.
From the Anarchist Individualist Network of Yogyakarta to comrade Mikhail, all Anarchist and Anti-Fascist in Russia!
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.
During the “Day of the Young Combatant” we have made a banner in memory of the anarchist Javier Recabarren who died three years ago, run over by a transantiago bus.
His action mode, relative to street battle and anti-speciesism calls, or anti-prison – in short, his participation on the broad anti-authoritarian struggle – continues present in our memory. He was a comrade, a affine brother that we bring to the street, by means this minimal propaganda gesture, from somewhere in Santiago.
We live in the old and beautiful contradiction of risking freedom
while fighting for it.
And they will never stop us.
From Brazil to Russia, long live Anarchy
We know that over the vastness of seas and continents, of mountains and jungles, warriors face, from immemorial times, struggles against those who want to destroy and devastate in order to enslave, dominate and sell.
We don’t shut our eyes before this, moreover, we are part of those struggles, but today, in the heat of certain attacks, we want to send this greeting, this accomplice embrace towards all anarchists. We were imprisoned in Spain, France, Mexico, Chile, Greece, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Russia, across all States. We were chased from one continent to the next. We were killed in the vile garrote, in the electric chair, in the guillotine, we were shot. They made us disappear in the rivers La Plata and Chubut, and appear again to wash their hands. They sent us to all kinds of prisons, even islands from where we could never escape.
They gave us the purification bath in Indonesia. They condemned us to remain for centuries in the cages of Greece. We were killed by baton bats in Colombia on a May 1st. We were thrown out of a window on a third floor. We are hungry in the streets of Venezuela. They called us terrorists and condemned our efforts to escape. They arrested us in Russia and they tortured us to make us state that we are part of a fictitious organization. They bombed us in Syria.
On the disposition of the powerful to attack us on the war that they have been waging against all that is free, they want to paralyze us, they want to contain us by their rules, they want to turn us into orderly and working citizens, grateful for their crumbs. They want us to step back and declare ourselves as democrats, to negate what we are and to give in, little by little, on our desire to live as we want: without governing nor being governed.
They want us to lose the will to face their massacres, their devastation, their domination. They want to neutralize us in every way they can, through suspension, prison or death. They save no efforts to get us out of the game. Simply put, they want to ban us. But this world isn’t theirs and we live in the old and beautiful contradiction of risking freedom while we fight for it, and they will never be able to stop us.
We inspire each other, we are rivers coming together to make the torrent grow and become the violent current of life and revolt.
We are the fleeting and unpredictable pyrotechnics that nevertheless shines and ascends.
We are Ilya Romanov, unbreakable warrior who resists torture and fights.
We are Mario and Tortuga, wounded and interrogated under medication, showing us what courage means.
We are Panagiotis Argyrou, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Haris Hatzimichelakis, Theofilos Mavropoulos, Damianos Bolano, Christos Tsakalos, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Poludoros, Olga Okonomidou, Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Spyros Mandylas, conspiring freedom at every minute and inspiring us to shout that our day will come!
We are Konstantinos Giagtozglou.
We are Kevin and Joaquín, waiting for trial without losing the opportunity to beat the tyrants and escape from prison.
We are Tamara, remembrance that vengeance is an act of love for our comrades.
We are all the fugitives.
We are Mummia Abu Jamal, warrior who survives against all adversity. We are Juan, condemned by the nefarious anti-terrorism law. We are Lisa, enemy of banks.
We are Alfredo Cospito, daring a solidary and combative gesture, breaking the windowpanes of the prison that tries to contain him.
We are Nicola Gai and the comrades acused by Scripta Manent and the recent repressive operations in Turim.
We are Diego and the detainees in Argentina.
We are Tato, smiling, present.
We are Fredy, Marcelo and Juan, untouchable no matter who the rulers are.
We are Santiago Maldonado travelling and fighting.
We are Mauricio Morales and Pelao Angry battling until life snaps.
We are those who bother because we don’t give truce to war, because we act without barracks or commands, we stand despite the blows of destruction.
We are those who write their history with the seeds that flower on the cement: without permission and against all odds.
And when they persecute us and we see our feats, our deeds, making a difference in the midst of the pretended social pacification, we see that we are a real and uncontrollable force.
We are those who, when taking a decided step, change the world around.
We live in a war that was imposed on us, and in which we can’t be or stay indifferent. We live in the context of a particular war, with militarization growing on the streets and society applauding, where indigenous peoples are exterminated, and where, if one is black, lesbian and from the favela, even when playing by the rules of a “system of domination”, may be assassinated in the middle of the street. In such a war, they remind us that, if they want, they can kill even those who use “legal weapons” if they dare to shout against domination, as they did wit Anastasia Baburova in the streets of Moscow.
In a context of war where we still feel the damage of the olympics and the world cup, we mention our comrades from Russia because in the eve of the mega sport events power punishes those whose existence is an inconvenience: the homeless, the non-white, non-western, non-civilized, anti-socials and, of course, those who fight, like us, against the fun of the powerful, which always weighs on the back of everyone else.
If today, in Russia, in the waiting room of the games, they arrest and torture with electric shocks, yesterday they militarized and evicted favelas and uncountable people, imprisoning all those who might disturb their entertainment in Brasil, in the world cup and the olympics. In Greece, in 2004, the extra spending was the ante-chamber for the economic “crisis” and consequent protests. In Mexico, in 1968, people shouted “we don’t want the olympics, we want a revolution” in the midst of a climate of protests, such a shout had for response the well-known massacre of Tlatelolco, ten days before the opening of the olympics, where an unknown number of people was assassinated by snipers in a protest in the center of Mexico City, in the Tlatelolco square.
We hanged a banner – in a crowded viaduct – on which we howled anarchy for everyone and for all anarchist comrades.
To take time, in the midst of such a war, to create a gesture of affection towards those who fight and face torments, without fear of the winds and the lightning, is part of our fierce rejection of a life hollowed of decisions. With each vegetation, with each land of snow, of forests or mountains we make indecipherable encounters of freedom possible. Because for us, receiving these beckons by these ways is a warm hug, it is strength in the heart, allowing us to feel together, to keep inspiring each others, to feel alive. Hence we want this gesture, “simple but, we believe, important”, to echoe in the hearts of our brothers, to provoke a smile in them, knowing that we, living in the midst of the daily war, took the time to do something thinking about our brothers and sisters, comrades, accomplices, we want to reach them.
We wander around the streets, we visit people with close ideas and we know of the number of gestures happening all over: actions, stickers, banners, activities, graffiti and exchange of ideas happen spontaneously without being talked about or shared on the net. Thus, gestures of solidarity are unfathomable. Yet, we call for a sharing of that unfathomable world, aware of the smile we get as we know we are there for each other against all odds and absolutely decided to fight for freedom.
With the shout of long live Anarchy and an accomplice hug.
In the recent days there have been several solidarity actions in Belgrade supporting the struggle for freedom and autonomy in Afrin, part of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava).
Posters and writings on the walls appeared in several focal points of the city, such as the turkish cultural center, to denounce the unspoken profit that the balkan weapon industry is making out of the recent conflict in Rojava and the political subjugation of the Vučić-government and other politicians in the Balkans-region to the AKP. In addition, this monday a banner was hanged from a buildung in Trg Republike (the main square of Belgrade) saying “Stop the invasion in Afrin! Lets defend self-organization against states and capital!!”
These actions are meant to support the resistance of people of Rojava, to stand for their social revolution that represents a threat to the expansionist fascism of AKP.
The silent complicity of EU and UN in the invasion is also mentioned as it is well known how several powers are benefiting not only financially but also politically from the attack on Afrin.
In Belgrade as all over the world solidarity is shown to unveil the dirty side of an imperialist war against the people in Afrin and all the region perpetrated by this coalition of forces.
These acts of dissent anticipate the official international day of action for Afrin, called by the comrades of Rojava for the 24th of March.
Banner dropped in Polytechnic University in solidarity with Lisa, accused of bank robbery in Germany.
Today, 21st of December, taking part on the International call for solidarity with the comrade Lisa accused of bank robbery in Aachen, Germany, we decided to hang a banner in the Polytechnic University, in Exarcheia, Athens.
The last 7th of June, she was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison by the judge and the prosecutor of Aachen. Now she’s waiting for the appeal maid by her lawyers. If the court accept it, it means that she would eventually have a second trial.
The fact that our comrade is in prison makes us even more angry, but we know that all this revenge by the state is making us stronger everyday reaffirming our ideas.
We will keep on fighting, to remember all our comrades in prison. We have clear in mind who are our enemies. This is our decision, to fight against the states, police, judges, prosecutors and all those who are part of the system that is making people life miserable. We won’t stop, this is about our life, this is about our struggle!
Here is a small sign of solidarity with the comrade, but it’s also a claim to keep going with the struggle inside prison as in the streets. We’ll never let any comrade alone in the hands of the state.
Until all are free, strength, fire, love and fight!
We want her free, we want her in the streets!
To write to Lisa:
Lisa, nº 2893/16/7
Justizvollzuganstanlt (JVA) Köln
50827 Köln (Germany)
Four months after the disappearance of our anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado, and his murder at the hands of the Argentinean State, we extend a greeting to our comrades in South America and make a call to keep alive the flame of the revolt on this Black December.
From Exarchia to South America, the anarchist solidarity is stronger than any border.
Today we stretch a strip in a busy avenue of Porto Alegre with the words “O Mundo é Meu País!” (The World is My Country!). We want to remind all people that no country, new or old, will solve our problems or give us the freedom we want! On the contrary, more borders further restrict people’s freedom. Mainly in a country based on regionalism and eurocentric notions.
Separatists argue that is not possible to indentify what in fact unites
people born in Brasil. We can not but agree. But that’s because all
nations are abstractions! Borders are nothing more than arbitrary
separations, based on superficial or invented similarities that ignore
the original people, such as the Guarani people wo inhabit the region of three states, but also others parts of Brasil and also Paraguay and
Argentina. Nations are born motivated by forced migration, genocides and ethnic cleansing. A nation, however small, is an abstraction that serve us nothing. And inthis case, even worse, because it is racist when it is based on a european ancestry.
These newly invented borders allow us to paint as an enemy who is on the other side of the line, and thus control us all even more (and send us to unfounded wars). In the case of the movement “O Sul é Meu País” (The South is My Country) this enemy is created by placing the southern states as exploited by the northern states. They go so far as to say that the southern states are like a colony from the rest of the country. This myopic view generates a scapegoat and obfuscates the real responsible for scarcity and crisis.
Capitalizing on the growing rejection of partisan politics, the movement balances on a tightrope by declaring itself no-partisan, seeking to appear neutral. Despite this, their laderships can not hide their neoliberal and right-wing tendencies, bordering on fascism. In fact, the independence of the south is even a pattern of neo-nazi movements.
Defenders of the separation of the three southern states say that
“Brasília does not represent us”, but wants to replace it with another
government that, like every government, is a tool to control and oppress the people.
Yes, Brasília (capital of Brasil) does not represent us, but Piratini (capital of this new country) does not represent us either. No one represent us. We are ungovernable!
09.08.2017. The anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado has disappeared after the raid of the Argentine police to the Mapuche community in resistance, where he was in solidarity on 1 of August. From the other side of the mountain range, we send a minimal gesture of support to those who strive for the apparition of Santiago, our consciences are there with all of you.
From somewhere in the Chilean territory Libertad Anti-authoritarian Library Winter, 2017
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.
Banner drop in solidarity with the comrades who once again clashed with the patriotic mob that hit the streets of Berkeley on April 15th 2017. We don’t recognize any fatherland, we don’t kneel down before any national symbol, and we don’t dialog with any sort of fascists: we crush them!
On January 5th 2017, worms of the antiterrorist unit arrested the anarchist fighters and Revolutionary Struggle members Pola Roupa and Konstantina Athanasopoulou. That same day, the six year old son of Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis was captured and placed in a psychiatric ward. In response to attempts to cut the child off from his revolutionary parents, the three members of Revolutionary Struggle Roupa, Maziotis and Athanasopoulou undertook a hunger and thirst strike, forcing the prosecutorial authorities to hand over the boy to his grandmother, pending a decision on the final custody.
On Sunday January 22nd 2017, we dropped a banner from the squat that reads “Long Live Revolutionary Struggle” in Farsi, English and Greek. With this small internationalist gesture, we send strength to the unrepentant members of Revolutionary Struggle, and we declare that we stand with those who arm themselves to strike blows against persons and structures that make up the State/Capital and domination.
From Athens to Tehran, all statist snitches need killing.
In the afternoon of November 24th 2016, we dropped a banner in Exarchia Square against the Dakota Access Pipeline, currently under construction in the US. This oil pipeline runs a distance of nearly 1,172 miles, from North Dakota to Illinois, and its cost is estimated to be around 3.7 billion dollars. In its destructive path, this mega-project is causing irreversible damage to territories, rivers and surrounding communities.
Among the affected areas is also Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, where residents alongside people in solidarity resist the police, forces of the US army, and security guards of the groups assigned to construct the pipeline (Energy Transfer Partners being the main contractor). Repression has been so harsh over the last days, that among the hundreds who were injured there’s also an activist whose hand was amputated because of a concussion grenade fired by cops.
At the same time, there have been many actions of resistance in various cities across the US and beyond, with rail-track and train blockades, direct actions and symbolic gestures of solidarity.
We send strength to anarchist comrades and all others who fight in an anti-institutional, anti-hierarchical manner and without mediators against the construction of the pipeline, showing what it really is: one among the tentacles of domination draining the Earth.
Our opposition to this and any other mega-project of the techno-industrial civilization stems from the conviction that the Earth belongs to no one; from our need to defend by all means necessary everything that has remained untamed and wild in this artificialized world. Beyond any rhetoric of “ancestral” or “sacred” lands, we support the particular struggle until the liberation of the entire planet.
AGAINST THE OIL PIPELINE IN DAKOTA
ANATIONAL STRUGGLE AGAINST STATES, CAPITAL AND DOMINATION
The banner reads: “Freedom for Kara Wild, anarchist incarcerated in France”
On May 18th 2016 in Paris, in the context of combative protests against the new labor law, a patrol car of the French police was smashed and burned down. A week later, on May 26th, Kara Wild, an anarchist trans woman from the US who participated in the mobilizations, was arrested at a separate demonstration near La Place de la Nation. The prosecuting authorities accused her of participating in the smashing of the police car; since then, she is imprisoned in France and has been denied bond because she is considered a flight risk.
In the morning of November 25th 2016, we hung a banner at the Athens Polytechnic, on Stournari St., as a token of solidarity with Kara. We don’t care if she committed the “offense” she is accused of. For us, smashing and burning cop vehicles, in France and everywhere, is not only right but of utmost necessity.
On 16th of October a banner was dropped on a house at Hermannplatz in Berlin: „Let us destroy the Prison System – inside or outside – until all are free!”1000 fliers were spread at Hermannplatz and the metro-entrances.
On the fliers was written:
The rebellious prisoners need our solidarity. In a call of US-prisoners we can read: „If we fight against the power, they will fight back and the only protection we have, is the solidarity from outside.”
Against the prison slavery! Solidarity with the resistance of the imprisoned in the USA and everywhere!
Freedom for the imprisoned people who where arrested, because of bank robberies in Aachen.
Every act of expropriation of the rich and the banks is desirable.
Solidarity with the people from Switzerland who are hit by repression! Blamed for crippling of the metropolis traffic and angry demonstrations through the city of the rich.
No security for the rich and the rulers, until all are free.
Freedom for Aaron and Balu! Caught because they shall have demonstrated for a solidarity life, against the destruction of the neighbourhood and the police state.
Peace to the hovels, war to the palaces – against all institutions and prisons!
School – Clinic – Prison – Factory
Disciplined at school, brainwashed at university, exploited at the job, broken in the prison – against the Prison Society!
Hello Neighbour! In the prison of Plötzensee in Berlin in Germany nearly every third prisoner is imprisoned because of fare-dodge.
Prisons to empty sits!
Burn all prisons – until all are free!
Freedom for all!
Do you still believe in law and order? It works also without!
For a society without prisons!
Our passion for freedom is stronger than every authority!
‘We got up nice and early this morning to put up a banner expressing solidarity and anger towards the situation in Calais where, on 17th October, the french state have planned to begin a total eviction of the jungle. The banner was attached to the flagpoles in front of the war memorial in the centre of the city, somewhere that people regularly go to visit to remind
themselves of their nationalist pride and identity that has been built on war, genocide, displacement, criminalisation and conquerence of other people. We want to show solidarity in this small way not just with the people in the jungle but in all places where people are trying to get on with their lives in the face of such incredible and brutal opposition – the peeps on strike/ resisting within prisons all over the place, everyone fighting some serious battles against the dakota access pipeline, autonomous zones under attack, the list is endless.
Reduced mobility meant that the banner wasn’t up very high so unfortunately it was taken down within a few hours, but we hope that whoever did it enjoyed the generous amounts of lube that we smothered the ropes with…
Banner hung in the central square of the city of Karditsa as a minimum display of solidarity with Marios Seisidis and Kostas Sakkas. Strength to our comrades! Nothing is over, everything continues. The passion for freedom is stronger than all prison cells!
Biblioteca KAOS is threatened with eviction on August 4th 2016. The anarchist squat Utopia A.D. hung a banner and put up posters in the city of Komotini, in a minimum display of solidarity with the companheirxs in Porto Alegre.
Solidarity with the anarchist squat Biblioteca KAOS in Brazil!
Conflict is the only answer!
On Sunday July 3rd 2016, we dropped a banner in solidarity with the anarchic comrade Lisa, imprisoned by the Spanish state in collaboration with the German state in order to protect the private property of banks; a facade, as everyone knows, of arms trade and international funding of present and future wars. The banner is hung on national road n.1 on the way to Altsasu (Navarre).
Solidarity is a weapon, and we’ll continue to use it. The Spanish and German states-oppressors will find out what that means.
Cops murderers and torturers.
LISA ASKATU! FREEDOM FOR LISA!
Note of Contra Info: Lisa was captured in Barcelona on April 13th 2016, accused of expropriating a branch of Pax-Bank (financial institution in the service of the Catholic Church) in Aachen in 2014. The compañera has been extradited to Germany awaiting trial. She’s now incarcerated in Cologne’s prison, held in isolation, allowed out to the prison yard only for an hour per day, and her communications with the outside world are highly restricted. Updates in Catalan/Spanish: solidaritat rebel
On March 24th 2016, at about 17:30, a gathering was held outside the Consulate General of Spain in Lisbon to protest the parody trial against Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar, anarchists held captive by the Spanish State since November 2013. The gathering was attended by nearly two dozen antiauthoritarians and anarchists. Texts and leaflets were distributed to passersby, and comrades shouted slogans such as “Neither guilty nor innocent”, “Freedom is the crime they’re persecuting”, “Freedom is inside our hearts; fire to all prisons”, “Parody trial, state terrorism in Spain.”
During the June 14th demonstration in Paris, comrades of AGB (Anarchist Group from Bern) carried a banner in solidarity with political prisoners in Greece, Switzerland and elsewhere, reading: “Whoever forgets the prisoners of social war has forgotten the war! Freedom for Nikos Maziotis, Marco Camenisch & members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. ”
Received June 26th along with the images:
Unions and revolutionary groups called for a mass street protest on June 14th 2016 in France. Hundreds of thousands participated in the demonstration against new reforms to labor laws, capitalism and state oppression. In addition, many people from all over Europe went to Paris to show solidarity with the movement.
Reacting to the dynamic protest of the people the police governed by the left government attacked with tear gas, flash bangs, baton charges and water cannons. Hundreds were injured; in one case a person nearly died because he was hit by a tear gas shell.
With our banner we wanted to draw attention to all the prisoners who couldn’t fight by our side that day. For example, in Greece there is currently a trial going on against 22 Anarchists. Nikos Maziotis, another Anarchist and Member of the group Revolutionary Struggle, was sentenced to life because he participated in armed struggle.
Since the protests in France started, three months ago, nearly 500 people were arrested by now.
There are thousands of revolutionaries all over the world who are jailed because they fought for a free society.
Whoever forgets the prisoners of social war has forgotten the war!