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Lille, France: Profanation of new administrative court

Whilst a certain urvoas*, the new minister of justice, today [April 19th] inaugurated the new administrative court, we came and profaned it by spraying used oil and graffiting it.

These last days, several dozens of people have been beaten up, mutilated and injured by the police, and others sentenced, imprisoned by the judicial system for being […]

Lille, France: Beginning of revenge against a police station

Today [April 21st], a new mobilisation against the El Khomri law took place in Lille. Following this demonstration, a small block, wanting to get together for the general meeting of struggle at L’Insoumise [Autonmous Space], were charged by BAC [Anti-Crime Brigade] cops. Several people successfully took refuge in the CNT premises located close by. Around […]

Frankfurt, Germany: Wild demo with an attack on the French consulate

Yesterday [April 19th] in the early evening, around 100 people demonstrated in solidarity with the struggling youths in France during a wild demonstration through [the district of] Bockenheim. For weeks now, thousands of people in France take to the streets against the “labour law“.

The youths and rebels are fed up with racist police controls. Lots […]

Marseille: Message from friends that were in custody following the Manba squat eviction, rue Bel Air

Without repeating here and right now everything that happened, a short recap, we’ll start by informing you that all 3 people have been freed yesterday [April 14th]. Two amongst us have been summoned to the criminal court on June 10th at 2pm for: destruction/criminal damage/defacement of a building intended for worship, as a group, and […]

Marseille: April 14th demo – No austerity for teargas

Strike breakers – Traitors

A new demonstration in the struggle against the El Khomri Law (but clearly not only) was called for this Thursday April 14th at 10am, in the centre of Marseille, to not give up this dynamic that has been put in place during this month of diverse and varied demonstrations…

Less […]

Marseille: Short report-back on the night-time wild demo of April 16th

Pictures of the Action Française [French Action] office on Rue Navarin

After many hours sat down at the Up All Night [Nuit Debout] (?!), a few people spoke to call to leave as a wild demo. A good part of the gathering got up for a little tour in town…

Two hundred people […]

Lille, France: Symbolic attack against two Socialist Party offices

Yesterday evening, while [President] Hollande was vomiting his speech on TV, the Lille PS [Socialist Party] office, as well as PS elected Bernard Roman’s parliamentary surgery, were daubed and gratified in support of the struggle against the “Labour” law.

With this act, we attack the Socialist Party in its entirety, whether its their majority or their […]

Marseille: Eviction of third Manba ends with 3 comrades in custody, as well as home raided

Manba 2 that was evicted last week on Rue Chape. The banner reads: Self-managed social centre Manba.

This afternoon April 12th, the latest Manba was evicted by numerous cops, we faced two arrests and police violence. This squat opening followed the eviction of Manba 2 (last week). Article updated (again), April 16th.

Manba was […]

Paris: Our revolt is not civil

In Paris, the revolt and the Up All Night [known as Nuit Debout] are tough to be channelled by citizenists of all kinds, who are yet to manoeuvre however. People are outraged, and wild demos link together. Yesterday evening [April 9th], CCTV cameras, banks and a cop station were targeted. A demo took off in […]

Toulouse, France: Attack against the CGT

We have so much anger to spit on the CGT’s faces, and all unionists, that in the night of April 11th-12th we took a naughty pleasure in repainting with paint filled light bulbs the front of the Labour Exchange in Toulouse, where we also graffitied “Not all cops are blue”. Then for good measure we […]

France: Another agitated demo in the streets of Marseille

Some paint, things broken, overturned bins, gas and at least one arrest* – April 9th

Around 2pm Place de Gaulle; approximately a thousand people pass in front of the CGT parade to take the front of the demo. 10,000, maybe 20,000 people were present in total.

The very classic Canebière to Liauteaud passed calmly. And when everyone […]

Paris: Up all night – CGT looses more windows

The night of Thursday 7th to Friday the CGT office of the 14th district, rue de l’aube, lost its windows.

Because we don’t want their management of the exploitation. We don’t want any management of our slavery, work.

Because we don’t oppose the Labour law, we oppose law and work.

Destroy that which destroys us.

demolition workers

Note from Contra […]

Marseille, France: Prisoner letter writing workshop in solidarity with ELF/ALF prisoner Rebecca Rubin and Gaël in Nantes

Prisoner letter writing workshop – Sunday 10th April 2016 2-6pm. In support of ELF and ALF prisoner Rebecca Rubin, and to Gaël, in prison for 6 months following Nantes demonstration against the El Khomri Law [Labour Minister]

Since the month of January prisoner letter writing workshops have taken place at the Le Kiosque […]

Nantes, France: Report-back on the demonstration of March 31st

Today, March 31st, a new day of mobilisation against labour reforms took place. Everywhere in France colleges were blockaded, schools were on strike and several demonstrations occurred which ended in conflict against the cops, like in Toulouse, Marseille, Rennes, Nantes and Paris.

In Nantes, the demonstration gathered more than 30,000 people, and all along the procession, […]

Paris: Graffiti in support of Gaël

Received March 30th : Seen in Paris, sacred heart. Graffiti for Gaël.

Freedom for Gaël

Freedom 1871

Gaël freedom

Long live the commune 1871

1871 – Gaël freedom – 1871

Anti-capitalism – Freedom for Gaël

in Portuguese

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Paris: The CGT loose their windows

Since always the trade unionists have held a linked role between the exploiters and the exploited – to perpetuate the exploitation.

Last Thursday in Montparnasse, the CGT security [General Confederation of Labour] – who wanted to yet again have control of the demonstration – beat up, gassed and handed over protesters to cops. That’s who the […]

Marseille, France: Banner in support of Gaël, sentenced to 6 months in prison after Nantes demo

Freedom for Gaël. Fuck the police.

On March 17th during a demonstration in Nantes against the Labour Law, several people were arrested. Gaël spent 48 hours detained before being being remanded by the court. On Monday 21st, he faced an immediate appearance in court and was sentenced to 6 months in prison.

Today [March […]

Marseille, France: Banner drop in solidarity with Osman Evcan and translation of text

Solidarity with Osman Evcan, Turkish prisonner on hunger strike. Fire to the cells!

A banner was dropped on the bridge of Cours Julien in Marsielle on March 18th, in solidarity with Osman Evcan and to support his hunger strike. A French translation of More than vegan package … No Surrender! was also produced, […]

Paris: And we broke everything

End of the PS [Socialist Party] – Birth of our strength. Photos via Attaque.

Communique via Nantes Indymedia on March 22nd:

Today, after a gathering that promised to be less worse than others – with its “more radical than me, you die” people, its students-dents-dents, its tiqqunists re-reconverted to the insurrection, its “but after […]

Marseille, France: Banners for the international day against police brutality

What do the police do? It’s blindingly obvious! ACAB

The police murder! Never forget, never forgive. 1312.

Some banners dropped on March 19th for the international day against police brutality. One for those mutilated and one for those murdered, on two Marseille bridges: Cours Julien and Saint Charles train station.

ACAB

Paris: Law, work, prison – destroy them!

Published March 18th:

These last weeks 8 ATMs were sabotaged by various means (hammer, expanding foam, extinguisher) in the north of Paris.

Instead of complaining alongside social partners (the guards of the revolt), destroy that which destroys us! No need for demos!

The “labour law”, we couldn’t give a shit, we just want to break everything!

Solidarity with the […]

Marseille, France: Incendiary attack against a GDF Suez car in solidarity with Calais

Received March 19th:

In recent weeks, the State and its “good” army have intensified their attacks against our friends in Calais, between two racist pogroms unleashed by fascists. But those who attack libertarian networks should expect strong reactions.

If the houses built in Calais are destroyed, we’ll destroy the repressive infrastructure, in Marseille like anywhere else.

In response […]

Toulouse, France: Incendiary attack against Vinci trucks

Photo from incendiary attack against Vinci trucks in Limoges, June 2015

Solidarity arson

Toulouse Saturday 27th February

We set fire to several trucks on a Vinci construction site. We wanted to kick start a fire. To have fun together, to not go where we were expected. It was great. A fire in winter is warming.

Support […]

[Marseille] New poster in solidarity with resistance in Calais

Click on image for hi-res version (4.8mb). Poster also available in French.

Read the full communique here, received on March 16th.

For more posters in solidarity with the struggle in Calais click here.

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Marseille, France: Week of action in solidarity with resistance in Calais

Received March 16th:

Following the recent evictions in Calais, a week of action in solidarity with the resistance of the ’’jungle’’ took place in Marseille. The various actions contained in this communique were anonymously contributed by numerous individuals and groups. All the targets chosen collaborate in the repression, subjugation and deportation of migrant and/or paperless people […]