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Gap, France: Freedom for the «7 of Briançon» !

sent 11/1/18

They are facing potential incarceration for helping migrants in danger in the French Alps. Bastien, Benoit, Eléonora, Juan, Lisa, Mathieu et Théo will face justice on November 8th in Gap.

They are prosecuted for «helping undocument foreign nationals to enter national territory, in organized gang”. The envisaged penalty is 10 years in prison and 750.000 euros fine. What should they amend for ? Being involved in a march against the far-right, little band called «Bloc identitaire», which was obstructing the border the border so as to retaliate against migrants trying to cross it.

Even though the notion of «organized gang” was meant to tackle organized crime, it is now being used against volunteers involved in the NGO’s Tous migrants and, as for two of them, La Cimade. More generally, this provision is now being misused as a tool to intimidate citizens who show solidarity with migrants trying to cross the French Alps.

The prosecutor’s office has, hence, chosen to prosecute pacifist activists while enabling the far-right activists of “Bloc Identitaire” to evade punishment, as they didn’t face any charges.

Echoing a recent French Constitutional Court’s ruling, which enshrined the principle of fraternity as a constitutional principle, we are calling for the dropping of all charges against Bastien, Benoit, Eléonora, Juan, Lisa, Mathieu, and the end of any prosecution against them.

Solidarity with the «7 of Briançon»! We all stand against the “crime of solidarity”! We are all criminals for being solidary in “organized band”!

in German

France: CALL OUT for solidarity actions from the ZAD of Notre Dame des Landes

received on 11.04.18

A CALL FOR INTERGALACTIC SOLIDARITY ACTIONS EVERYWHERE TO END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ZAD OF NOTRE DAME DES LANDES

We are writing with the smell of tear gas rising from our fingers. The springtime symphony of birdsong is punctuated by the explosive echo of concussion grenades. Our eyes are watering, less from the gas than the sadness; because our friends’ homes, barns and organic farms are being destroyed. Bulldozers, supported by 2500 riot police, armored vehicles, helicopters and drones, are rampaging through these forests, pastures and wetlands to crush the future we are building here on the to the zad (The zone à defendre).

We are calling on you to take solidarity actions everywhere, it could be holding demos at your local french embassy or consulate, or taking actions against any suitable symbol (corporate or otherwise) of France ! And if you are not too far away, bring your disobedient bodies to join us on the zone. If the French government evicts the zad, it will be like evicting hope.

For fifty years, this unique chequerboard landscape was the site of a relentless struggle against yet another climate wrecking infrastructure – a new airport for the nearby city of Nantes. Farmers and villagers, activists and naturalists, squatters and trade unionists wove an unbreakable ecology of struggle together and three months ago on the 17th of January, the French government announced that the airport project would be abandoned. But this incredible victory, won through a diversity of creative tactics from petitions to direct action, legal challenges to sabotage, had a dark shadow. In the same breath that declared the abandonment, came the announcement that the people occupying these 4000 acres of liberated territory, the 300 of us living and farming in 80 different collectives, would be evicted because we dared not just to be against the airport, but its WORLD as well.

Since that victorious day, the battle has transformed itself and is now no longer about a destructive infrastructure project, but about sharing the territory we inhabit. We stoped this place from being covered in concrete and so it is up to us to take care of its future. The movement therefore maintains that we should have the right to manage the land as a commons (see its declaration The Six Points for the Zad because there will never be an Airport). Today this is the struggle of the zad (zone to defend) of Notre Dame Des Landes.

The zad was launched in 2009 after a letter (distributed during the first french climate camp here) written by locals inviting people to occupy the zone and squat the abandoned farmhouses. Now the zone has become one of Europe’s largest laboratory of commoning. With its bakeries, pirate radio station, tractor repair workshop, brewery, anarchitectural cabins, banqueting hall, medicinal herb gardens, a rap studio, dairy, vegetable plots, weekly newspaper, flour mill, library and even a surrealist lighthouse. It has become a concrete experiment in taking back control of everyday life.

In 2012 the French state’s attempt to evict the zone to build the airport was fiercely resisted, despite numerous demolitions 40,000 people turned up to rebuild and the government withdrew. The police have not set foot on the zad since, that is, until Monday morning, when at 3am the gendarmes pierced into the zone.

On day one they destroyed some of the most beautiful cabins and barns, but yesterday we stopped the cops from getting to the Vraies Rouge, which happens to be where one of our negotiators with the government lives. Destroying the house of those that agreed to sit at the table with you was a strategic mistake. The fabulous zad press team used this as the media hook and today we are winning the battle of the story. If enough people get to the zone over the next days we could win the battle on the territory as well. We need rebel everything, from cooks to medics, fighters to witnesses. We doubt this rural revolt will be finished before the weekend, when we are also calling people to come and rebuild en mass.

Already solidarity demonstrations have taken place in over 100 cities across France, whilst the town halls of several towns were occupied. Zapatistas demonstrated in Chiapas Mexico, there were actions in Brussels, Spain, Lebanon, London, Poland, Palestine and New York and the underground carpark of the french embassy in Munich was sabotaged. They will never be able to evict our solidarity.

Submit your reports and solidarity action: email soutienzad@riseup.net. For more info in english see www.zadforever.blog and watch this video to see what is being destroyed:

in portuguese

Solidarity with la ZAD from Wiradjuri country, in so-called Australia

received 4/13/18

For almost a decade la ZAD in Notre Dame Des Landes has been an autonomous zone, liberated from the French republic. The zone is currently being attacked by a massive police operation intent on the complete destruction of this seed of another possible world, a world free from the logic of capital.

ZAD Partout!

in German

France: Info on New Repression against Anarchists

received: 4/4/18

Last week saw a new wave of repression targeting anarchists in France, with raids occurring almost simultaneously in several locations. On March 27 in Toulouse, two houses were raided and two people were placed in detention, but they were taken 300km away to the city of Limoges. These two people were released 38 hours later, after a long interrogation on their political positions and social networks.

At the same time, there was also a raid in Limoges itself, and one person was placed in detention, while 500km away in Amiens their family was also facing a raid and interrogations. This person has been placed under an order for up to one year of investigative custody that can then be renewed.

The next day, March 28, the little town of Ambert saw raids against three houses. Two people were placed in detention and they’re now also held in investigative custody for up two four months, renewable twice. The charges mention mischief in an organized group; the investigation is still ongoing.

The information released by the mainstream media so far only mention Limoges, invoking the arson of several vehicles at its gendarmerie compound. Let’s recall that during the trial for the burned police car last October, there were incendiary solidarity actions all across France, notably in Toulouse, Clermont Ferrand, Limoges, Grenoble, the Paris area, Marseille…
Based on what was said during the interrogations of the two people from Toulouse, we can gather that there has been audio surveillance and physical surveillance over several months during a judicial investigation that was then followed with a surveillance warrant, opened October 20 2017 and renewed December 13 2017. It’s safe to assume that this surveillance doesn’t only concern those interrogated or only these cities.

It seems that the state is using the vague designation of ‘criminal association’ to try to criminalize people’s relationships, the sp acesthey visit, their ways of organizing, their political ideas and practices. This gives them a lot of leeway of who they can implicate: eating in a squat, using secure mailing lists, participating in actions, organizing meet-ups, playing sports together, communicating, or moving around.

However, dealing with repression is nothing new and over these past few years in France, prison has become more and more concrete for anarchists and anti-authoritarians.

Following the burning of a police car in 2016, several people were imprisoned. Among them, one comrade has now been in prison for over a year, with a five-year sentence of which they will serve half. The prison administration has been trying to make his stay particularly difficult through disorienting transfers to new cells or institutions or by depriving him of visits and mail. Along with this, other comrades have been locked up in connection with the struggle against the nuclear dump site in Bure. Another person spent a month in prison before being released with a four-month conditional sentence, while three others are still in prison, including one person inside since November, sentenced to eight months, and two others sentenced to three.

At the end of 2017, some squatters got a taste of prison for …squatting. The state has found a a new way of preventing squattingthrough the use of burglary charges. Three people spent a week in jail over this, while another was inside for four months. The prosecution was seeking a year custodial sentence against this person, but at the last minute the judges decided to sentence him to two months custodial and fo ur months conditional. This meant that with his pretrial detention, he spent two months more in prison than he was sentenced to.

It’s important to remain clear about our solidarity and to continue to struggle and stay solid, to defeat these judicial strategies. And let’s remember that solidarity knows no borders and that the French state,with its wide cultural and economic reach, is present in the four corners of the world.

We’re all criminals. So join the association!

Source: borderedbysilence

Lejuc (Bure), France: Tension is rising in the liberated forest, the blue team has opened the game – reinforcements needed!

img_20160626_211058Recently we published an emergency call-out concerning the situation of our fresh, small but active forest occupation standing against the nuclear monster Andra and its CIGEO plan. On 24th of November, our eviction threat got concrete. The environmental authority decided to free Andra from carrying out an environmental impact study, opening its way towards the final destruction permit.

That very morning the blue team opened the game.

After the é’th decision, they are attempting to penetrate their way into the forest by any possible means. Sometimes they use excuses like «replanting trees», or civilian cops coming for a walk with their «families» on Sunday afternoons. Today they paid us three consecutive visit at the entrance barricade between 6:30 and 8 AM. Finally, they even tried to take that barricade* with a comical attempt to appear credible in our eyes. Obviously they are testing our reactions and trying to wear us down so they can plan how to come next.

As the blue team opened the game, come and play with us! We are urgently asking reinforcements to come. The first official squatter of the Lejuc woods, Sven Lindstrom, decided to do his bit in making eviction matters more difficult for Andra by changing his home address in to the woods and throwing a themed birthday party on 13.12. As the first party crashers have now rattled at the gates, we urge our friends to come bounce them out of the forest next time they show up.

«Come in, bring your own beer and plenty of friends!» Sven wishes to add.

While we are taking our stand against the destruction of the living planet in the name of short-term profit, other good people are taking their stand elsewhere. With love, rage and solidarity we wish to encourage those facing the full force of repression in Standing Rock, North Dakota – one struggle!

Route plans and directions for visitors to come at: en.vmc.camp

* Luckily, we have many. All over the place. Defend them with us!

in German

Forest occupation in Bure, France: Come on and join us!

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essai-768x461On the 1st of August, the nuclear monster Andra was ruled by the court to cease the clear cuts and fencing off the forest without legal permits. Today, 24th of November, the environmental authority ruled that Andra is freed from having to carry out an environmental impact study concerning its plans, but can instead simply apply for that final clearing cut permit. The alarming part is that this permit will, besides the clear cuts, also cover the whole of the works in preparation for CIGEO, the gigantic underground repository for highly radioactive nuke waste. So when they come in the next time with their cops and bulldozers: they’re coming to destroy. Big time.

There will be yet one more court hearing about the forest matter on 15th of December. If they play things by the book, they will wait until then, maybe even January. If they decide to do what they want, they can come evicting on any morning from this moment on. So yes: this is an emergency call out, to join, help prepare and face it !

More info on en.vmc.camp

Exarchia, Athens: Banner drop in solidarity with Kara Wild

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.

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In Greek | Updates on Kara

Bure, France: Call-out from a fresh forest occupation. Feel like joining us in and for this struggle?

Autumn has arrived – and as nights grow longer, we keep on struggling against the planned underground disposal facility for highly radioactive nuke waste (CIGEO) and the nuclear company Andra out and off from destroying these woodlands of Mandres in Bure, France. After nearly 5 months of demonstrations, (re)occupations, forest walks, evictions, legal actions, (wall) sabotages and new constructions from tree-houses to watch towers rising in the forest – we continue to settle in. Our forest family is small, but active and growing, welcoming new residents and visitors to walk the woods with us.

Since the 1st of August 2016, Andra, a state-financed nuclear company considering highly radioactive nuke waste as a *resource* instead of a danger, was ruled by the court of Bar-le-Duc to cease the clear cuts and fencing off the forest with the leftovers of the late Berlin wall it had started without legal permissions. The company was ruled into the process of either getting the authorization or, in the best scenario, be ruled to re-cultivate the destruction it had caused.

To encourage the court system for once to do the right thing and the forest to keep on standing strong, 500 of us seized the moment on 14th August and took down the 1,2km long concrete wall surrounding the forest. After this action, the new forest occupation built itself up without call-outs, in-a-matter-of-factly: when you know what’s the right thing to do, it’s easy to get going.

Unfortunately, we still haven’t defeated Andra. They appealed the 1st August court decision, and the matter was scheduled to go to court on 3rd of November. Unsurprisingly enough, the session was postponed, giving Andra yet more time to find legal loopholes for its needs. Thus, the procedure to authorize the clear cuts is advancing. Since October, the bailiff’s and security guards have tried to have their own forest walks with varying success, police controls taken place in nearby villages and helicopters buzzed up the air space. Some artistic comrades were given a 2 month suspended prison sentence for a graffiti on a ruined Andra building, another one got a ban from the area of Meuse for two years and free auditions are piling up for the fall of the Andra wall. A new prefect took the office in Meuse and CIGEO has a brand new director. Andra has also recruited a new public law expert to avoid its past mistakes.

To put it short: they are reorganizing, and threat of a forest eviction and resumption of the drilling works are growing on an alarming rate. And since the forest cannot stand up and fight for itself: it’s up to us to stand up for it.

With this new call we’re not only giving an update to old friends and supporters. First and foremost, we’re inviting all of you to come or take a stand of solidarity elsewhere. From Calais to Notre-Dame-des-Landes active people are not giving in for repression, but finding hope from action. We respect the diversity of tactics: whether your thing is to summon up the clown army, get creative with your friends or arrange a Sunday fiesta of roasted chestnuts for local supporters, you’re welcomed here.

The fresh forest occupation has built its infrastructure just for a couple of months. We offer the usual setting: kitchen, toilets, material to build your own nest: but as the warmable communal hut with a spacious sleeping floor is still a work in progress, we recommend that you take enough warm clothes and personal sleeping gear with you.

You can reach us via sauvonslaforet[at]protonmail.com or +33(0)7 5387 8161. More info on en.vmc.camp

*every sunday afternoon, starting at 14:00, we offer forest walks, climbing workshops, hut constructions and discussions in the forest – come and bring your friends and neighbours!

*to support us financially and materially, feel free to donate what you can: food, finances, tools – and especially pellets and planks are always treasured.

France: Engie vehicle torched in Paris

SCRIPTA MANENT? ACTA NON VERBA!
“Written words remain”? Deeds, not words!

In the face of repression that has struck anarchist comrades in Italy (Op. Scripta Manent), in the face of our enemies -the State and Capital- we still and always think that the best solidarity is attack. They are paying for actions belonging to all anarchists across the world. We want to send them a sign of our proximity with deeds; contrary to others here and elsewhere that are content with a bit of rhetoric on their internet sites.

The night between the 3rd and 4th of October, on Candale Prolongée St. in the area of Pantin, we burned down a vehicle belonging to Engie enterprise that collaborates with the State on incarceration (administration of prisons and detention centers).

Fire to the prisons!
Solidarity means attack!

Some other anarchists in solidarity from Paris.

in French, Greek, Italian, Portuguese

Action for political prisoners at mass street protest in Paris on June 14th

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!

Greece: Incendiary attack against vehicles at Peugeot-Citroën dealership in Thessaloniki by Anarchist cell ‘Les casseurs’

To clarify once and for all: Power cannot exist without us. We can live without it (and even better). Power drains us of our essence; it pillages life.
[Excerpt from: ‘Manifesto of Rebellion – Signpost to a Different Future’; December 2008]

The imposition of domination knows no national boundaries or state divisions, nor is it concentrated in the hands of a minority elite headquartered in a specific part of the world. Power pervades every part of this world’s metropolises, every human relationship structured according to the capitalist standards.

The era we live in has all the characteristics of a contemporary war; a war triggered by domination and counting victims – its only way to perpetuate its existence. For almost four months the unrest continues in Paris and other cities of the French territory over a proposed new labour law, despite the intensifying control and repression in response to the recent ISIS attacks and in view of the Euro tournament. The struggle is manifested by all means, from occupations of squares, theatres, factories, to attacks against banks, stores, and large-scale clashes with cops.

Without deluding ourselves, we’re able to realise that the future of demand-centred struggles is doomed and the subjects of social struggles may be carriers of authoritarian logics. However, the reality of social unrest is the field amid which minorities can develop effective solidarity and equality relations, where they may find themselves overcoming fear through clashes with cops and developing the consciousness that the voting of a bill is nothing compared to the existence of laws, is nothing compared to the existence of every Power.

Let the upheavals in the French territory be another occasion for the encounter and organisation of our action. The only stance which befits us is the strengthening of combative confrontation, the reversal of fear, the socialisation of this reality, and the only way to achieve all this is none other than diversion from normalcy in every part of daily life. Let the broken windows in Besançon, the sabotage of ATMs, the burning of a police car in Paris, the Molotov cocktails against Toulouse’s police station become the trigger for realising that revolutionary prospects are widened within insurrectionary events and through social destabilisation, which is neither self-existent, nor a parthenogenesis. On the contrary, it’s the goal of polymorphous anarchic struggle, that’s also responsible for its preparation, for transferring the war to the here and now, away from delegation logics, away from logics of waiting for ripe social conditions; for promoting the system’s destabilisation, for making visible the two opposite camps that exist: either with the present world, or its deniers.

In the early hours of Thursday June 23rd 2016, we set fire to exhibits of the French car dealership Peugeot-Citroën on Vasilissis Olgas Avenue in Thessaloniki as a minimum gesture of solidarity with the rebels in the streets of Paris, Toulouse, Lyon and everywhere else.

Anarchist cell ‘Les casseurs’

PS. We dedicate our action not only to rebels across the French territory but also to the anarchist comrades Yannis Naxakis and Grigoris Sarafoudis [both incarcerated in Greece], who stand second-instance trial for the bank robbery in Pyrgetos on July 5th 2016 [in the court of appeals on Loukareos Street, Athens]. Anarchist prisoners are never alone; solidarity that takes the offensive will break the bars of isolation imposed by domination.

Athens: Incendiary gesture in complicity with rebels in France

During and after the “social movement”, we’ll never stop following our destructive passions, pursuing our dreams of freedom, sowing the chaos of revolt in the order of authority.
Tout peut basculer”; anarchist newspaper published in Paris

In the early hours of June 9th 2016, we paid a brief visit to the offices of the French insurance company AXA in the centre of Athens and torched one of their vans. We ruled out the possibility of attacking the building with the means that are currently at our disposal, for the simple reason that we wouldn’t have caused considerable damage beyond broken windows and perhaps a small fire. Nevertheless, their vehicle that was parked every night next to their offices gave us a good opportunity to attack them quickly and discreetly.

We attacked a target that’s located in an area where, in addition to patrols, cops are constantly present; we were also aware that the surrounding cafeterias and sex shops are frequented by cops with or without uniform. But it only takes a good preparation to strike every potential target.

We chose to attack AXA as a minimum display of complicity with rebels in France, who are fighting in the streets for more than three months. We make it clear, however, that this is not an act of solidarity with “social movements” or the leftists who ask for law reforms, more democracy and a “fairer” Power; nor with the unions that try to manipulate the revolt to satisfy their own interest; nor with “the poor people” or “the working class” who complain now that the legislation affects their pockets and want the State to guarantee them a return to normalcy and a welfare regime. A normalcy and welfare built on the obedience and servitude of the consumerist mass.

On the contrary, we seek complicity with the rebellious minorities who have exceeded the limits of peaceful protest, legality and morality dictated by domination, and find themselves in permanent confrontation with Power, spreading the virus of insurrection through deeds of rebellion in spite of the good citizens-lovers of the order, the “indignant” ones who act as firefighters, and the dogs that guard the unions.

Lastly, we dedicate this action to long-term prisoners on the occasion of the June 11th callout.

Strength to the CCF imprisoned members, Angeliki and the rest of the dignified accused in the escape attempt case.

Strength to Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar, Michael Kimble, the accused in the Velventos case, Nikos Maziotis of Revolutionary Struggle, and all anarchist and dignified prisoners wherever they are.

Strength to the fugitives, Pola Roupa of Revolutionary Struggle, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, and all those who’ve gone into “clandestinity”.

Strength to the anarchist urban guerrillas wherever they are.

LET’S TURN THE WORLD INTO A BATTLEFIELD

Anarchonihilist Commando Gianfranco Bertoli
Informal Anarchist Federation
International Revolutionary Front

Greek | Spanish

[USA] Info-packet on the uprising in France

Click image to read/download pdf.

[Received June 22nd 2016]

This info-packet was assembled for a solidarity event in the Unites States. It is formatted to be printed on US Letter paper (8.5×11) double sided (flip on long edge).

The smallest form of solidarity that we can take with our comrades struggling across the world is to amplify their voices and facilitate a deeper understanding of our different contexts.

Marseille: Rat Attack – callout for collective works

More info from ratattack.noblogs.org

For the Rat Attack gathering, we will need to open a building. We therefore call for collective works from the 14th of July to start
working on the building together and prepare the gathering. We need help. On top of it, it will be a possibility to meet together, having chill discussions, create links, talk about our struggles and hammer nails.

We will give the address and more details a few weeks before, stay tuned
We need you

in French

Toulouse, France: Everyone hates the job centre

Defiling a job centre is good for morale.

In the night of Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th May in Toulouse, we trashed the job centre of Jolimont with a paint extinguisher.

In this context of social movement, where state repression is becoming increasing stronger, we chose to multiply the means of struggle. Because we hate work and all that they want to force upon us.

Solidarity with all fraudsters.

Besançon, France: Diverse and varied destruction… but always well targeted!

A few hours before May 1st, a day that was rainy, boring and depressing as hell…

Strolling with eyes wide open enabled me to notice a few traces of hostility towards this world that’s hated to the highest degree.

In Rue Battant, the big window of the real estate management agency “Nicolas” was holed and nicely cracked. Further down the street, the military and nationalist clothes shop “Military Look – Nationales Fripes” lost one of their windows. A wooden plaque now replaces a part of this fascist nest. Finally, the notorious prison builder, “Bouygues”, that possesses a branch in the city centre’s Grande Rue, also paid the price in having one of its numerous windows smashed. All this was hidden in urgency, with the help of a wooden plaque.

an attentive passer-by

Source: Nantes Indymedia | In Greek

Toulouse: Naked, drunk or isolated, we are not prey

In the night between the 28th and 29th April, the premises of La Dépèche Intéractive were attacked.

Naked, drunk or isolated, we are not prey!

La Dépèche isn’t an un-attackable fortress. All big companies have their weaknesses, its for us to be inventive, cunning and insightful enough, to find them. La Dépèche Intéractive is a subsidiary of La Dépèche group. This is enough for us to make them a target.

The reasons to hurt the media are uncountable. It’s even a widespread discourse of those who understood that the public opinion will never be our friend. This attack is a reaction to the publication of an article promoting the idea that “we, women” create the circumstance for our aggressors, in not embodying the desires of man’s model wrought, that want us to be silent, submissive, obedient and an object of consumption.

The hammers that this time aimed for windows – like they can aim for heads – arm our rage towards all those who reinforce this rape culture. This action is more of a stride in the never-ending path of our freedom from all oppressions. We clearly never repeat it enough; sexual assaults are not the isolated act of a dangerous individual who watches from an alley-way corner – but actually – if not a weapon, its often the threats and the correctional punishment, for all women who have taken part in rebellion in their life, or simply searching to exit the cage that is patriarchy. And its always the reflection of a world that envisages women as objects to submit.

The media instrumentalises us to distil fear, in creating a need for security which should be urgently met, with ever more control over our lives, cameras, DNA profiling. They don’t seek to protect us, this discourse is to lure us in, to increase their domination.

We don’t want to delegate our protection, but try to organise to defend ourselves, and attacking is one way to do that.

To imply, as Jean Cohadon did in his article, that alcohol and drugs are recurring problems with women – that can’t be dissociated from sexual violence and other aggressions that they are subject to – is holding their legs open whilst tormentors do their business. This mediocre newspaper, passionate about various facts and police operations, is one of the thousands of unpunished accomplices that nobody dreams, or dares, to attack. La Dépèche publish their article in their infamous rag, this is another.

Amongst women, we’re organising, so that one day we not only take on windows and walls, but also the people that hide behind them, who are the subject of our hatred. We want them to be in fear, so they know that their actions won’t pass without a response. We want them to think of all the pissed off women who watch them from an alley-way corner, who one day dream of thrusting a hammer into their hearts. They want us to be responsible for the horrors that they make us suffer, we want the fear to change sides.

This action is dedicated to all pissed off women, we hope that it warms your hearts.

So that actions multiply against the patriarchy!

At your hammers… Ready? Go!

some pissed off women

Spanish | Greek | German

Toulouse, France: Police station attacked with Molotovs – “We’ve had enough”

On the night of Tuesday 26th [April], we attacked a police station with Molotov cocktails.

We won’t lie to you any longer.
We’ve had enough.
Fed up of being sold that “it’ll be better tomorrow”.
Fed up of waiting for the social movement.
Fed up with the dreary and sad “see you next week”.
Fed up of the spectacle of dissent where fear sinks into our stomachs and resignation into our heads.
Fed up of watching on the internet “there where it kicks off” or to masturbate over the clashes filmed and posted on youtube.
Fed up of going 600km for a riot.
We’d call it a new sport. Or even worse. A new craftsmanship.
Professional rioters of the social movements.
Looks cool on an activist CV.
Fed up of just throwing two cans, or putting a bin in the road and getting gassed, counting as a victory.
Fed up of pretending to be happy when nothing’s happening.
Fed up of pretending that we agree.
Fed up of pretending that we give a shit about the El-Khomri law.
We didn’t wait for the indignated 2.0 to spend some up all nights.
Have to say it how it is.
We are impatient.
We don’t understand why we should schedule an appointment with Power to challenge it, surrounded by ever more uniforms and cop-pacifists.

We did this for the pleasure.
We did this to mark a rupture.
Because we are happy and angry at the same time.
We no longer want to be there where we are expected.

We want to send a double combative hug.
First to Mónica and Francisco in Spain.
Next to comrades from Brussels who are also experiencing repression for terrorism.
Our solidarity is attack, our crime is freedom.

See you soon.

Source: IAATA | in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek

Rennes, France: A demonstrator loses an eye

On Thursday [April 28th] a student of our university lost an eye, simply for having demonstrated. Whilst retreating with all the demonstrators following a CRS charge [riot cops], he was taken freely as a target and hit in the face by a flashball shot. Given that this government has nothing but police violence to bring to the youth as a response, will it take a death for it to cease?

It could of been any one of us. So no, we won’t forget, we won’t forgive, and most of all we won’t give in.
Neither fear nor violence will stop us and Sunday we’ll return to the streets.

We’re all thinking of you Jean-François! Strength.

in German

Paris: Hostile traces towards the unions

Delayed report, some photos and a few words on the moment where the CFDT [French Democratic Confederation of Labour] had their facade repainted.

Last Friday 15th April, on leaving Place de la République, 50-60 people took a little tour in the Belleville neighbourhood, shouting slogans against police, work, unionists, and pasting some posters. They arrived in front of the CFDT building and repainted it with a extinguisher (apparently glycerol doesn’t clean off easily), decorated it with a few eggs of paint, whilst leaving the message: COLLABO [collaborator].

A visit that says what we think of the unions, who hand in hand with the government and bosses, negotiate the length of our chains and the temporality of the struggle.

Our revolt isn’t negotiable!
Neither law, nor work!

in German

Besançon, France: Graffiti and eggs for the army recruitment centre

We got wind of the army (air force) these days exposing themselves at the Besançon shopping centre of Chateaufarine, through an exposition entitled “Wings and men”: the butchers in uniform make demonstrations of their playthings which massacre all over the world for their nation, economy and borders… This institution of khaki wearing killers at the same time care for their image in the eyes of the young public and of consumerisms little soldiers, but also attempts to, and above all, expand its ranks to terrorise and massacre populations and rebels, here like everywhere else.

This fact motived us to act. In the night of 17th-18th April, the recruitment centre on Rue Bersoot was pelted with eggs of red paint. The tag (“Assassins”) covered CIRFA’s [Armed Forces Information and Recuitment Centre] welcome sign. The wall in front, and the church next to it, were grafittied with “Down with the army” and “Whether of God or State… Down with all soldiers! (A)”.

Refuse to stay in line! Attack the army!

in German

Marseille: A small but pleasant wild night-time demo

After the up all night, a hundred people left as a wild demo at around 2am on Friday 22nd April. On the menu, shouts, some mess, street furniture and a few windows in Saint Fe[rréol] damaged, as well as some bins overturned. Nothing extraordinary, but all the same a beautiful and spontaneous collective energy that again shows nothing is finished.

We’ll find ourselves on the 28th and we won’t give in!