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France: Engie vehicle torched in Paris

“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!

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

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 the middle of the night towards the home of [Prime Minister] Manuel Valls, before being pushed back by cops.

Facing this tough-to-control determination, the “leaders” of Up All Night (it’s a movement said to not have a hierarchy, but not without spokespersons and representatives, nor security personnel) ended up calling the cops, quickly revealing what they really aim for: maintain the dissent within the framework of Power, control the anger to divert it towards electioneering logic, as was the case with Syriza and Podemos. While repression has rarely been so intense to break a social struggle, these kind citizens have chosen their side: work with the police.

On the parliamentary chain, two “representatives” of Up All Night even congratulated the police for their know-how and their calm. And this wasn’t irony… Need we remind that, in Paris, there has already been dozens and dozens of arrests, sometimes buses completely filled with people arrested, and as many people injured…

Long live the fire!

Source: Nantes Indymedia | in German

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 Info: Last month, the CGT [General Confederation of Labour] had their windows smashed in the 20th district of Paris.

in German | Italian and Spanish via Attaque

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 trade unionists are: useful friends of the bosses and cops. Our enemies.

That’s why in the evening of the same Thursday, we smashed the windows of the CGT office, rue Pierre Bonnard in the 20th district.

A thought for all the March 24th arrestees.
Freedom for all!
Death to the exploiters and their lackeys.

Night workers (not unionised)

in German | Italian and Spanish via Attaque

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 all the students, the UNEF [National Union of Students] and the NPA [Anti-capitalist New Party] aren’t that bad” – we went to the demo. Those annoyed, numerous on the joyous march, destroyed adverts, put bins across the road and set them on fire, destroyed the 20 bank and insurance branches passed on the route, without forgetting around a dozen Post Office and RATP [Paris transport] trucks which had their windows exploded… this isn’t a complete list.

Without copyright of these actions, I think I can say that the question isn’t day OR night, with OR without the social movement, in claiming responsibility for our actions OR leaving the media to speak.

The question is: what did you destroy today, in people’s heads, as well as physically?

Another testimony via Attaque:

A wild demo took off from Tolbiac (*), towards Place d’Italy, then dispersed towards Censier [University]. There were about 250-300 people. A Socialist Party office was attacked (shutter broken and tags) Avenue de Choisy, the Town Hall windows in the 13th arrondissement, two trucks of RATP security and the storefronts of around 20 starry banks/insurers, Avenue des Gobelins. After dispersion, a group of around 40 people were controlled on Rue Mouffetard, but everyone was released after ID checks.

(*) University in Paris; an assembly gathered to counter the government proposals for the “Labour Law”.

in German

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 anarchists of Koridallos.

in Greek

Montreuil, Paris: Attack against an architect of domination dedicated to Mónica and Francisco

In the night of 8th-9th March 2016, with garbage skips and flammable products we set fire to the front of the architects’ office of Archi 5, rue Voltaire, in the town centre of Montreuil-sous-Bois [Paris outskirts].

Archi 5 boasts on its website of having achieved, or trying to achieve, alongside insignificant constructions, the following list of macabre projects:

The prisons of Bourg en Bresse, Draguignan, Mont de Marsan, and Rennes, the jails of Condé-sur-Sarthe and Vendin the Veil, the Cergy-Pontoise Judicial Police Pole, Clichy-sous-Bois police station, Chartres Hight Court, and the French Polynesia detention centre in Tahiti.

We dedicate this action to everyone who fights for freedom and against all authority, in particular the anarchist comrades Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar, who are facing heavy prison sentences in the hands of the Spanish state, who don’t renounce a word of what they think nor what they are.

Fire to the prisons.

Fire to those who build them.

Italian and Portuguese | Spanish via Attaque

Paris: New Year’s solidarity with those locked up

Vincennes Detention Centre burning during rebellion of 2008

On the evening of New Year’s, fireworks and shouts of freedom were hurled over the walls of Vincennes detention centre, Fresnes prison and Fleury-Mérogis women’s prison.

On the inside, prisoners responded with enthusiasm in a joyful racket.

The next day, a small gathering and fireworks in front of the psychiatric hospital, rue du général Lasalle (Paris, 19th district)

Strength, courage and determination
Freedom for all, with or without papers

in Italian

Paris: Autolib’ up in smoke, in your face Bolloré!

Saturday 19th December

Despite the alarmist sirens, the state of emergency didn’t prevent us these last few days in bringing our modest contribution to the anti-capitalist offensive, more specifically to an alleged solution to the ecological crisis; the subsidiary Blue Solutions of the Bolloré Group, to the delight of their investors, green-washing their image whilst conquering new markets.

For some years the Bolloré Group, flagship of French excellence in the field of environmental innovations, sign lucrative contracts with the municipalities and RATP [Autonomous Operator of Parisian Transports], to step by step install Autolib’ stations supplied with the deadly energy power that is nuclear, and soon scooters, buses and trams of the same sort.

For those who do not know Bolloré, to recall it’s one of the French lords of finance, industry, transport and communication networks worldwide. Thanks to numerous subsidiaries, they built an empire exploiting resources in the former French colonies among others. To name just a few recent examples of the Bolloré empire’s abuses, we can mention the displacement of indigenous peoples land in Cambodia to grow rubber fig trees; or the proposed oil palm plantation projects in Sierra Leone on the land of local communities opposed to the destruction of their cultures and forests. Also, how many lives will it cost to build the 2,700km railway loop line of Bolloré Africa Logistics to connect the Ivory Coast in Togo?

It’s also because the Autolib’ project is part of the smart city project that is Greater Paris, within the revaluation and restructuring of entire neighbourhoods to the detriment of the poor who live there, to be replaced with a more docile and well-off population, we decided to act accordingly.

Lighting a simple box of fire-lighters placed under a vehicle wheel is enough to turn an Autolib’ into a shell, as anyone passing these previous days could see; Stalingrad Avenue in Montreuil, Pasteur Avenue in Bagnolet and Mathis Street in the 18th arrondissement. It’s one method among many others to render them unusable…

As long as there is oxygen and determination, there will be fire, and there aren’t any reasons why it won’t continue!

in German

Paris: Callout for medics during COP21

A few people in Paris are working on making sure there will be a medic space during the COP21, and on facilitating communication amongst medic teams and with the groups who will be present at the different actions.

The general idea is to be able to coordinate as well as possible between different teams present according to affinity, experience, language… some friends are also lending us a place to be used as a medic space during COP21.

However, we do not know how many people we can rely on!

We would wish to have an idea of how many “medics” can be present during the two weeks, or parts of these two weeks. We’re ideally looking for people who already have some kind of experience of being a “street medic” or with first aid skills (we trust you to judge your experience level and limits).

For those of you who wish to join us you can contact us at the email below so we can start organizing.
Please tell us what languages you or your affinity group speak, if you can bring medic stuff with  you, how long you are thinking of staying… Please send us your ideas, and spread this call-out within your own networks.

Cheers, see you soon ;)

You can write to us at: mediccop21[at]riseup[dot]net

Useful stuff:
– Survival blankets
– Blankets
– Tourniquets
– IV bags with 0,9% Sodium Chloride injection
– Suture kits (with sterile pliers and protect slit sheets)
– Thin and thick sutures (body and face)
– Oral airways
– Bandages / sterile gauzes / dressings /… Always useful
– Splints and slings ; crutches
– Antiseptics
– Hand antiseptics
– Saline solution (packets, bottles…)
– Sterile gloves
– Non sterile gloves
– Penlights
– Thermometers
– Tensiometers
– Stethoscopes
– Glucose meters
– Medical tables

in French

Paris: Neither their War, nor their Peace

Neither their War, nor their Peace!

We must annihilate the enemies of the Republic… and strip those who besmirch the French spirit of their nationality.”
Manuels Valls, Prime Minister, 14th of November 2015

If one has to recognize a certain continuity of the French Republic, its for sure the continuity of mass murder. From the State Terror of 1793-1794 which gave birth to the word terrorism to the slaughter of the insurgents of 1848 and those of the Commune of 1871; from the colonisation or the deportation of Jews made possible by prior screening and filing to the massacres of Algerian demonstrators in 1961 in the heart of Paris, all French Republics have massacred without counting so that the powerful might continue to dominate and exploit everyone. The French Republic is a mountain of corpses of which the filth that composes the summit has only be able to stay in place by crushing its true enemies, the rebels and revolutionaries who fought for a world of justice and freedom. The “French spirit”, if this enormous stupidity would ever exist, would be a closet filled up until the point of bursting with voices crying for vengeance against the bourgeois, the politicians, the cops, the soldiers and the priests who have trampled them to establish their power.

Ah, but that’s all rubbish from the past, isn’t it? Do the decades of civil participation, commodity integration and generalised dispossessing really made forget those who still preserved a slightest touch of sensibility that firing randomly into the crowd is not an exclusivity of remote terrorists? That since several years the French State is making its great return on the international scene of state terrorism by multiplying its military attacks in the four corners of the globe (Libya, Mali, Afghanistan, Ivory Coast, Somalia, Central Africa, Iraq, Syria)? The pretext changes each time, but the reasons stay the same: to maintain control of strategic resources, to win new markets and influence zones, to preserve its interests against competitors, to avoid that insurrections are transformed into experiments of freedom. And if it was still needed, warnings have been given also to avert the indolent that this war logic will not know any territorial limit: the death of a demonstrator last year in Sivens or the bodies riddled with shrapnel in Notre-Dame-des-Landes and in Montabot recall that the offensive grenades in khaki do not hesitate, also not here, to be launched against crowds as to sow terror.

Because what else is terrorism than randomly hitting the crowd with the aim of preserving or conquering power? A bit like the rich do by killing and mutilating daily millions of people on the job in name of the money generated by their exploitation. A bit like the industrialists and their white collar lackeys do by poisoning durably all life on earth. A bit like all the States do who lock up behind four walls and slowly torture those excluded from their commodity paradises and those who rebelled against their laws. A bit like the grrreat democracies who turned the Mediterranean Sea into a cemetery of thousands of undesirables who did wrong by not having the right piece of paper in their pockets. But the peace of the State and of capitalism comes at this price. The peace of the powerful is war against the dominated, on the inside as well on the outside of their borders.

The 13th of November 2015 in Paris, the rule of the game has been respected. They may call themselves Islamic or Republican, Caliphate or Democracy, a State is a State: an authoritarian power whose mass violence applies to all those who do not bow for their sovereign order. One of the principles of all States is to only recognize subjects. Subjects who have to obey the laws dictated from above, it is to say, the exact contrary of free individuals who can self-organize without being commanded and without commanders. From the bombardments of Dresden and Hiroshima to the villages of Vietnam wiped out with napalm or the cities of Syria wrecked by barrels of TNT, States never hesitated in their dirty wars to sacrifice a part of their own population, or of their competitors. By randomly killing Parisian passersby to punish their State, the small soldiers of Daech did nothing else but reproducing the implacable logic of their adversaries. A terrible logic, as terrible as any state power can be.

The state of emergency is declared in France since yesterday, a measure of internal war of a government who places the country in conformity with its politics of international terrorism, is just a step further in the basic practices of any government, aiming to forcibly normalize life, to its institution codification, to its technological standardization. Because what is the State seeing when looking to the future? Economical cracks, mass unemployment, exhaustion of resources, international military conflicts, civil wars, ecological disasters, exodus of populations… In short, he see an ever more unstable world where the poor are ever more numerous and concentrated, a world sweating despair which is becoming a gigantic powder keg, engulfed by tensions of all kinds (social, identitarian, religious). A world in which the lighting of the smallest spark, whatever it might be, should not be tolerated by an ever more totalitarian democracy. So, just as “civil” is another word for “cop”, the “war on terrorism” means above all the war against all those who are breaking away from the ranks of power. To all the deserters of social pacification, to all the deserters of the wars between the powerful and the authoritarians, lets sabotage the National Unity…

A bad subject,
enemy of the Republic and of all States
Paris, 14th of November 2015

Pamphlet spread in Paris, originally published on November 15th 2015.
PDF in French here.

Paris: International Call out against COP21

Against the COP21: Everyone in Paris!

From November 28 to December 12 we will fight against the COP21 held in Paris.

195 governments and countless business leaders will gather to decide useless measures in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact , all they will discuss is the reasonable amount of pollution industries can release in the atmosphere. The new CO2 quotas are nothing but another way for rich countries to grant themselves the right to pollute with impunity.

We won’t let those who are responsible of global warming and the commodification of every life form hold their umpteenth masquerade peacefully!

The one and only solution to this matter is to end capitalism and productivism, not a summit in a militarized zone.

Those in Europe and the world who cannot stand this deadly system must converge in Paris against the COP21!

Multiple demonstrations and discussions will be held during the conference. Come with your initiatives and your will to create other ways of living, far away from the dictates of the economy.

Accommodations and reception places will be provided. The following actions are planned :

Saturday November 28 : Gathering of the convoys from the ZADs (zones to be defended against urban projects)

Sunday November 29 : Demonstration

From November 29 to December 12 : Multiples action days

December 12 : Closing day, and action day

The Parisian assembly against COP21

call-out in French, Italian, Spanish and German via Parris-Luttes

About some car fires in recent weeks in Berlin…

For Mónica Caballero, Nikos Romanos, Francisco Solar, Nikos Maziotis and all upright prisoners, for those who burn the vehicles of the prison-construction company Vinci in the streets of Paris and have celebrated the 14 July national holiday in their own way, for the untouchables that throw once again μολότοφ [Molotov cocktails] and stones through the streets of Athens and not let themselves be deceived by Syriza… and for ourselves.

That’s why we torched a vehicle of the surveillance company Deutsche Telekom in the Wedding district of Berlin on 11/6/2015; we burned a van of the armaments company Siemens on the Stralau half-island on 13/7/2015; and caused a vehicle of the security company WISAG in the Paul-Junius-Straße to burst into flames on 17/7/2015.

Fortress Europe will collapse only when the storm on the outer boundaries connects itself with the local, inner subversions, and these struggles correlate with each other.

in German / Greek, French

Paris: Vinci and La Poste lose two vehicles

incendieIn the night of June 30th to July 1st, we set fire to a utility vehicle of the La Poste [French mail serivce], Surmelin street. The Post snitch on the undocumented migrants (and finance the construction of new Ministry of the Interior offices).

Soon after, it’s a car of Vinci (prison builders) that’s ablaze, Jules Dumien street.

Destroy that which destroys us!

in Greek, Spanish, Italian and German

International Poster: Break the ranks

Download the poster here in PDF (A2 format)

Everyone should fall in line. That’s what they want, from our first to our last breath. We should be in line for the classrooms, for the checkouts of the supermarket, for work; we should queue up on the roads, in front of the counters of bureaucracy, at the polling stations… until the end of the line, in rows of tombstones. An entire existence that drags on like this – our muscles only contract to kneel down, our hearts only beat for goods – in the safety of a prison.

The cities are looking more and more like prisons, with every corner planned to be better surveilled, controlled, patrolled. The inhabitants are like prisoners escorted by capitalist exploitation and handcuffed by social obligations, always under the artificial eyes of security cameras. Everyone directed towards craving the consumption of feelings, carefully calculated, delivered by omnipresent screens.

This prison-society promises well-being, but delivers mostly massacres, as it is demonstrated by the drowned dreams of those who have tried to cross its moat and the bombarded bodies of those who rise up at its gates. Those who take the freedom to not beg but would rather trace their own paths, will be confronted by an army of politicians, judges, police and journalists.

While in Brussels a new maxi-prison is being built, in Athens a special regime is being imposed on combative prisoners; while in Paris they are laying the first brick of the new Justice Palace, in Zürich and Munich other monstrous Police and Justice Centres are being planned; while powers are making agreements beyond national borders on how to carry out counter-insurgency strategies, research laboratories and surveillance industries are set up to produce social peace. And everywhere, from Spain to Greece to Italy, repression hits anyone who is tainted by the most intolerable crime: ending with obedience and inciting others to do so as well.

However, these huge projects of repression are not only met with applauses, silences or complaints. Sometimes they crash against a hostility that is resolute and daring. It is the case, for example, of the biggest Belgian prison to date, currently under construction. A project whose path has already been studded by direct actions against those who collaborate, both public institutions and private enterprises. From paint to stones, from hammers to flames, from destruction to sabotage, it’s a constellation of attacks that completely breaks away from the penal code, political strategy or complacency with the State. If the defenders of this order want to smother this struggle, it’s because a breath of freedom can become contagious. Everywhere.

The human being was not born to fall in line, to keep his head low, to wait for a permission to live. But by raising our heads, arming our hands and challenging power – that’s where life begins: by the destruction of all ranks.

Poster also available in Italian, French, Greek and German
from Break the ranks.

Paris, January 1st: Solidarity with all the incarcerated!

Stone by stone, wall by wall, we’ll destroy all the prisons!

In the night of December 31st 2014 to January 1st 2015, a few groups of people went to express their solidarity with the prisoners and other detainees by shouting slogans against confinement, speaking with the prisoners at the windows and throwing fireworks, around the prisons of Fresnes, Versailles, Bois d’Arcy and Nanterre, and the administrative detention centre of Vincennes.

Source: Indymedia Nantes

France: Attacks against the Socialist Party (PS)

We Own the Night

In the night between Thursday the 11th and Friday the 12th of December 2014, we broke the windows, signs and digital door locks of the offices of the Socialist Party located on the streets of Cour-des-Noues (20th arrondissement of Paris) and 14 juillet (Les Lilas).

Attack Power wherever found!

Solidarity with Nikos Romanos.

source: nantes indymedia

Paris: A.N.A.B

On the night of December 4th, an EDF-GDF car was set on fire on the rue de l’Atlas in the 19th arrondissement. All Nucleocrats Are Bastards.

A thought for Nikos Romanos, in struggle for his life.* A thought for Alexis Grigoropoulos, six years since his assassination by the pigs.

“I am very hungry. If you murder Nikos, your throat will be the only thing good enough for me to eat.” Yannis Michailidis.

* Nikos stopped the hunger strike on the 10th