France: Attacks in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Damien Camelio

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We publish here some attacks from France in solidarity with the anarchist comrade Damien Camelio, who has been held in custody since December 8, 2016 in Fleury.

Paris: Instead of lighting some candles..

Hello Damien,

We learned of your imprisonment and it made us angry.
In the early morning of the 26th of December, the day of your birthday, we walked through Passy (a rich neighborhood in Paris). To celebrate your birthday, we thought we’d better set light a luxury car such as a ‘Jaguar’ rather than some candles. We found one at the ‘rue Francisque Sarcey’. So now there is a bourgeois who moves on foot.
This is not only a contribution to the social war in front of the doors of the rich, but also a sign of solidarity for you, Damien, and for all other rebellious prisoners.

Freedom for everyone!
Fire to this world!

Some individuals among those who conspire in the dark.

Marseille (southern France): Attack on a bank branch

Marseille: Bang! Bang! Bang!

On the night of the 13th to the 14th of December, two ATMS of the banking branch ‘Caisse d’Epargne’ (Savings Bank) were destroyed in the ‘rue Bonnardel’ (third district).
We send a big solidarity greeting to the comrade who was arrested in Brittany during a wild demo last April and has been in prison for a week in the prison of Fleury.

Besançon (Eastern France): Four ATMs sabotaged

Besançon: Some well placed punches!

In solidarity with the comrade who was arrested a few days ago in Brittany and imprisoned in Fleury (on the outskirts of Paris) and who is accused of having participated in a liberating evening in Paris in April 2016.
On the night of December 14, fours ATMs were hammed at the ‘rue de Belfort’ in Besançon. The affected banks were LCL, La Poste, CIC and Crédit Agricole.
These destructive actions were also carried out in solidarity with the anarchists in Italy who were taken by Operation Scripta Manent as well as those who are currently being tried for the bank robbery in Aachen.

Neither guilty nor innocent!

For a solidarity offensive!

(via Linksunten Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)

Posted in Anarchist Prisoners, Arson Attack, Besançon, Damien Camelio, Direct Action, France, Marseille, Paris, Sabotage

Santiago, Chile: Arson attack against a luxury car dealership

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During the morning of January 7 at about 02:00AM an anonymous person emerged from a vehicle and threw an incendiary device that exploded and caused a fire inside the Larruy car dealership located in the wealthy commune of Las Condes on Manquehe Avenue south.

The fire managed to expand and fully incinerate five luxury cars, causing damages of about 100 million pesos.

Firefighters arrived quickly at the scene to extinguish the fire that engulfed the luxury cars, along with the police who began making expert assessments by watching the surveillance camera that captured the attack.

At the site no leaflets were found and so far no group has claimed responsibility for the incendiary attack.

(via Noticias de la Guerra Social, translated by Insurrection News)

Posted in Arson Attack, Chile, Direct Action, Incendiary Attack, Santiago

Sydney, Australia: Solidarity mural for the Revolutionary Struggle comrades in Greece

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Received on 14.01.16:

On January 5th 2017, fugitive Pola Roupa and anarchist Konstantina Athanasopoulou were arrested in Athens. Anti-terror cops raided a home with Pola and her six-year-old son inside, while Konstantina was arrested nearby.

Both women are members of Revolutionary Struggle, an anarchist guerrilla organisation which has waged war on capital and the state for the past decade.

As a minimum response to the capture of our comrades, some anarchists in Sydney painted a solidarity mural.

Solidarity with the prisoners of the social war.
For the annihilation of every prison.

Posted in Australia, Graffiti, International Solidarity, Konstantina Athanasopoulou, Murals, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, Revolutionary Struggle, so-called 'Australia', Sydney

Greece: About the hunger strike of Mohamed A, a refugee facing deportation to Turkey

Since October 2016, Mohamed A. has been in administrative detention at the police station on Lesbos and he is facing deportation since his political asylum applications have been rejected. Mohamed began a hunger strike on the 12th of December in order to be granted asylum and prevent his deportation to Turkey.

With the gradual deterioration of his health in the last few days, he was taken to Vostaneio Hospital of Mytilene where doctors judged that his admission for proper healthcare would be necessary. Mohamed was taken back to jail in order to collect his possessions with the reassurance that he would be taken back to hospital, but as soon as he got back to the jail the police kept him there and told him he would be taken back the next morning. When he got back to the hospital the next day, he was deceived into giving his consent for voluntary discharge after being told that he would be soon transferred to Athens. In spite of those promises, on December 12th, the chief of the local police department announced that Mohamed would be deported to Turkey via the processes determined by the E.U.- Turkey deal. Due to the insistence of people in solidarity and certain attorneys Mohamed was admitted to the hospital, where he was given an IV treatment for symptoms of exhaustion (dizzy, collapsed, blurry vision) . His hospitalization eventually led to the cancellation of his deportation to Turkey which unfortunately did not apply for the 10 immigrants deported back to Turkey this morning. While Mohamed is still in hospital the authorities are pressuring the doctors to sign his discharge in order to continue with his deportation. The authorities have also banned people in solidarity from visiting Mohamed, in complete disregard of the rules and regulations of the hospital.

By aiming to deport an immigrant hunger striker on the 32nd day of his hunger strike, the state and its servants are taking this totalitarianism a step further, since nothing similar has ever happened in the past for the obvious reason that the man’s life is in danger. These are the mechanisms of the state itself which could keep in captivity a 6 year-old child to take revenge against his parents, shut down events at public universities and torture thousands of immigrants daily in detention centers until their final deportation. A state which has the power to decide on the life and death of those who are no longer useful, those who are “too many”, those who resist.

We express our solidarity with all those subjected to the violence of separation, racism and exploitation. Our solidarity is with the hundreds of immigrants who have been deported and the thousands who remain captive inside the centers of detention, isolation and deportation. Our solidarity is with those who fight daily against the devaluation of human lives.

Solidarity with the hunger striker Mohamed A.
Grant his demands immediately.
Stop all deportations.

Musaferat, 13.01.2017

(via Musaferat, translated by BlackCat)

A letter from the hunger striker Mohamed A. (03.01.17)

When the heart becomes silent within the cage of the thorax, the entire body ceases its function. The pain might govern the heart but the true spirit lies in not giving up in time…

Heartbeats of pain in a prison cage

You shouldn’t care about what you might hold in your hands today because tomorrow you might lose it. One day you might find yourself in my place, you might be the visitor in my country. When that day comes I will be better than this! Don’t overestimate your power today, because tomorrow you might be in a hospital and I could be the one who donates blood. Generosity is in how I behave…

Do you think I could get convicted for speaking of justice and for all I feel for the suffering of the people around me? If people are found guilty for speaking of justice, for empowering the weak, for fighting against injustice and saying NO, then I accept the punishment. I would rather die an honest, courageous and decent man, telling the truth, than to live a life without honour and dignity, being a hypocrite. Even if I possessed half of the treasures of this entire world, that would mean nothing because you can’t buy these things with money. This is humanity. Not judging people by colour or religion. We are all equal here. If I am being punished for being human, then this is the purpose of torture: a life without honour, decency, justice. A life where the cowards reign. Oh my God! How brutal is this punishment of conscience…

I am full of strength and I am not forcing you to respect me because, at this time, my strength is fear. Now I am not using my strength because I am trying to understand what you are made of and to not be influenced by it. Because I am like gold: even if you melt it, it is still gold. I won’t change. You will not be able to decrease my potential and strength. Even if you don’t improve your behavior towards me I will not try to confront you, I will not become like you. I will remain as I am and nobody will stop me from speaking of justice.

Here, in this society many people feel what I mean to say because they are full of emotions, they have the ability to understand others and know the meaning of truth. They understand how good it feels to spread love among all religions. How beautiful it is to live in a society that does not know lies or hatred and only wishes for love and peace.

I will defend justice and equality and I will fight against injustice. I will support those who were treated unfairly. I will feel the pain of others even that costs my own lie. No, to a life without equality!

I will be the pen which spews the ink of justice so that the ones who suffered injustice would win and injustice would be demolished.

these questions were at the end of Mohamed’s letter

Questions:
Where are those who say they defend human rights? Are those just words and do not exist in reality? Are you looking for an answer? Sorry, there is no answer.
This is not the whole story. This was just an introduction. Twenty-two days without food, I have no more strength. I want to speak to you about racism and the ethos of some people. I want to tell you what happened in Egypt. To speak to you about everything…

Thank you

(via Musaferat, translated by BlackCat)

Posted in Greece, Hunger Strike, Lesbos, Mohamed A, Mytilene, Refugee Solidarity Movement, Refugee Struggle, Refugees, Turkey

So-called ‘Australia’: #7DaysOfResistance / Decolonization in the lead up to #InvasionDay2017

7 days of Resistance/Decolonization In the lead up to Invasion Day 2017: Banner drops, Making stencils, interrupting aus day celebrations, paint images words/wording on walls and roads, steal and burn aus rags, making clap sticks, boomerangs, weaving, painting up, make spears, dancing on country, smoking/cleansing house and people, organize talks with elders young people, sharing deadly art work from our mob. using the hashtag #7DaysOfResistance we will start on the 20th of Jan

We encourage non-Aboriginal people to get involved.

#7DaysOfResistance #KeepTheFireBurning #InvasionDay2017

(via Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance)

*Also check out Decolonise Australia Blog for some ideas from last year!

Posted in #7DaysOfResistance, #InvasionDay2017, Australia, Banners, Decolonization, Decolonize, Direct Action, Graffiti, Indigenous Solidarity, Indigenous Struggle, Invasion Day, so-called 'Australia', Stencils, Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance

Hambach, Germany: Coordinated arson attacks against energy multinational RWE

In the late hours of 25-11-16, we carried out coordinated arson attacks against the German energy multinational RWE in the vicinity of the Hambach opencast lignite mine. We have delayed this communique until now (11-1-17) for strategic purposes.

After a scout of the area, we split up and set fire to six pumping stations, two electrical transformers, one digger and a substation of the electrical grid.
Pumping stations are key pieces of the mines infrastructure used to lower the water table and prevent the flooding of the mine. They most often resemble a section of exposed pipe and an electrical box surrounded by construction fence. We prised open the electrical boxes using a crowbar and placed simple timed incendiary devices and a bundle of bicycle inner tubes inside to ensure the flames caught nicely.

The incendiary devices were composed of a candle secured to a firelighter cube with a strong rubber band. The candles burnt down slowly, then ignited the firelighters once we were safely away from the area. After smashing a window to gain access, we used the same devices to burn out the cab of the digger.

For the transformers and the substation we burnt car tires filled with gasoline soaked rags. We placed these beneath exposed insulated cabling on the substation and inside the transformers. Within several minutes these targets were engulfed in flames and as we departed the substation exploded, sending arcing electricity and purple flames ten metres into the night sky. Although this caused a blackout two kilometres wide, the local media-scum failed to mention it in any of their press, downplaying it to the burning of the two transformers alone.

As the techno-industrial megamachine grinds on every day, destroying and polluting all that is still wild and beautiful in this world, we feel that actions like this are a necessary measure to stay sane and remind ourselves that we are still alive amidst all of the destruction and misery of modern society.

After all, the only way one can enjoy the industrial landscape at all is by crawling around in the tall grasses and nettles with the other animals and finding a good vantage point from which to observe pillars of black smoke rising from the scorched machinery and infrastructure of civilization.

We wish to send a wink of complicity to the captive anarchists accused of bank robberies in Aachen and to Chilean prisoner of war Kevin Garrido, held for explosive attacks in the city of Santiago.

For the multiplication of attacks against RWE!

For anarchy and wildness!

Death to civilization!

– Scoundrels In The Night

(via Act For Freedom Now!)

Posted in Aachen Bank Robbery Case, Anti-civilization, Arson Attack, Direct Action, Germany, Hambach Forest, Kevin Garrido, Scoundrels In The Night

Berlin, Germany: Arson attacks against Sodexo and Vodafone in solidarity with prisoners and for a world free from rulers

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Berlin, January 6, 2017

Different reasons have caused us to express ourselves again, even if the resources used, in terms of material expenditure and ‘man’ power were very small. One of these reasons is the ‘message barrier’ which was partly imposed on militant actions. Anonymous comrades of the ‘Autonomous Groups’ already pointed this out in the framework of their attack against the Ordnungsamt (public order police) on 25.12.16.

In the meantime, it should be clear to the authorities that the two torched vans did not fall victim to a technical defect on ‘company premises’ on Sewanstraße as they initially suspected but were torched using fire accelerators. One on the right front tire and one on the right rear tire. The vehicles belong to the company Sodexo whose activity in the prison industry has been reported several times, which is why they have been repeatedly subjected to militant actions.
We hope that there was damage to the building structure and we want to emphasize that we are not interested in frightening the workers. As a character mask of the capitalist social formation they contribute to the continuation of the same but only to a limited extent.

This attack is to be understood as a small flame of solidarity with the diverse range of people affected by repression. Examples include the revolting / striking prisoners in the USA. Also in the exceptional condition, due to the riots of the inmates, are some prisons in the UK.

Solidarity also goes out to Tunfisch and Balu because of their activities related to a militant demo. Here, for example, the lines of repression continue to be continuous, independent of the partisan landscape.

The same is true of Greece, where recently, to our regret, some people from Revolutionary Struggle were arrested. To mention here Pola Roupa and Konstantina Athanasopoulou.

Our attack applies to all those who unwilling or unable to adapt themselves to the existing social order, their ideologies of inequality and their compulsion to exploit them in all areas, and have therefore been forced onto the digital and analog grids of the repressive authorities and the prison industry. For them, this fire is perhaps a small, retrospective firework.
The tension field, which is set up when one acts in solidarity with those who are in prison, is well aware of us. As a matter of fact, we are not a small splinter group that can and will dissolve this field discursively. This is a social process, which, as in all other areas, must be taken as a matter of course, that people are no longer inhuman beings towards others. In this context, it is unquestionable that the current process of digital surveillance and monitoring as well as the expansion of the prison industry and the growing law and order mentality of the public.
Each blow against the security architecture should therefore be welcomed by every freedom-loving person, while at the same time a debate must be ignited as mentioned above.

As the attack against Sodexo could be plausibly denied and later no statement could be made that it was an attack, the non-reporting of an arson attack against a mobile phone tower can clearly be interpreted as a message block.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday at around 01:50AM we placed fire accelerators on 2 separate places on a mobile phone tower belonging to Kabel Deutschalnd (now Vodafone) on Oranienburger Straße and set them on fire. Unfortunately they failed to spread the fire but we think that the cables were not there for nothing so a (temporary) failure was to be expected.
With this attack, we wanted to create a small ‘surveillance pause’, as an action group (Katla) had already achieved withthe attack on a mobile phone tower in the vicinity of the S-Bahnhof Adlershof. Even if the attack in only indirectly connected, we would like to address the suggestion of a Hamburg group to disrupt the G20 summit by attacking infrastructure. Disruptions to communication could help the revolt in Hamburg in July, as it is only useable in a limited way as a result of the monitoring, whereas the police uniforms need the digital inflow to be able to efficiently.

1.5 years since our last attack (arson attack on the German railway) we are again expressing our presence. Nothing has failed. Too many things should have been active long ago but we keep to our silent philosophy of “a wave only retreats in order to strike again”.
In the future too, we will be marking and destroying what stands in the way of a libertarian society or favors reactionary regimes of right-wing or Islamist nature.

Informal Group

(via Linksunten Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)

Posted in Anarchist Prisoners, Arson Attack, Autonomous Groups, Berlin, Direct Action, G20 Summit Hamburg 2017, Germany, Konstantina Athanasopoulou, Pola Roupa, Prison Strike, Revolutionary Struggle