Athens, Greece: Molotov attack against the Ministry of Culture

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On Monday night, May 22nd 2017, a group of comrades attacked the Ministry of Culture in Exarchia with Molotov cocktails. We carried out this symbolic action for two reasons:

To honor the memory of Mauricio Morales, who lost his life on May 22nd 2009 in Santiago, Chile, when the bomb he was carrying to strike the jailers academy exploded prematurely.

To send strength to the anarchist Eric King, who is serving a 10-year sentence in the US for attacking a government building with Molotov cocktails in Kansas City in September 2014. We support the international call in solidarity with Eric on June 28th.

Combative memory – incendiary solidarity!

in Greek, Spanish

(via Contra Info)

Posted in Athens, Chile, Combative Memory, Direct Action, Eric King, Greece, International Solidarity, Mauricio Morales, Molotov Attack, USA

Bydgoszcz, Poland: Report-back from the ‘Say NO To Nationalism’ demo

On May 20 in Bydgoszcz, Poland, antifascists organized a ‘Say NO To Nationalism’ demonstration.

Just before the demonstration was due to begin, next to the Polski Theatre, where antifascists had started to gather, two fascist degenerates who are well known to local crew approached. By the time the blue uniforms realized what was happening and that racists were trying to disrupt the antifascists protest, the antifascists began to curse the arrivals and challenged them to a one on one fight but they rejected this proposal. The scumbags fled, looking like lost children. Ultimately they left in disgrace after being spat on. The police took down their personal details and let them go.

The demonstration began at 3PM and there was a decent number of demonstrators for a town this size, about 200 people attended.

During the march protestors shouted antifascist slogans such as ‘Bydgoszcz Free From Nationalism’ and ‘Alerta Alerta Antifascista!’.

Several fascist groups appeared along the route of the march and unsuccessfully tried to disrupt it. They abused the demonstrators and gave Nazi salutes.

The demonstration ended at the Monument to the Victims of Fascism, where the local Food Not Bombs group distributed food they had prepared earlier.

(via 161 Crew, translated into English by Czarna Teoria)

Posted in Antifa, Antifascism, Bydgoszcz, Food Not Bombs, Poland, Say NO To Nationalism

‘Religion Used as a Recuperative and Pacification Program’ by Anarchist Prisoner Michael Kimble (USA)

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The ongoing recuperation and pacification program targeting rebellious prisoners here at Holman prison by the state and in collusion with outside religious ministries has prompted me to write about the absurdity of religion and the logic of submission it induces.

Most prisoners adopt some form of religious doctrine in the face of this unyielding onslaught against them by the criminal justice system in an attempt to make sense of the situation they find themselves in and in hopes that things will turn out in their favor, and as coping tools. Most have been socialized into religion before coming to prison, beginning as a small child. The pressures of poverty, oppression, and survival forced them to abandon ritualistic religion, but when they find themselves in prison, they revert back to their childhood religious instructions – that god has a purpose in life for them and to put their burdens in god’s hands because no one knows god’s design for the human being.

I’m called crazy for being a non-believer in god and religion, but I think it’s crazy to believe in religion and a god who is supposed to have created everything, knows everything even before it happens, is all powerful, all merciful, all compassionate and loving. Where’s the compassion from god towards creation and why punish your creation if you knew beforehand what your creation was going to do before they did it?

Take the story of Job, where god waged a bet with satan that Job would stay faithful to god even though god gave satan permission to use any tactic satan chose to turn Job away from god. Job suffered the loss of his wealth, his wife, sons, and for disease, but still continued to stay faithful to god. What kind of god, especially a loving, merciful, and compassionate one, would subject its creation to this brutal torture just to win a bet?

And why is god called “he” if god is without gender? Wouldn’t it be more proper to refer to god as an “it?” This is the absurdity of religion. “For god so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

This quote from the Bible is what modern Christianity claims to rest upon. This is a foundation of discrimination, bigotry, a foundation of coercion through the force of fear. Religion reduces everything to the binary dichotomy of evil versus good.

Religion is hierarchy. You have god at the top with absolute control and dominance. Then you have your angels, demons, humans, prophets, all organized by rank with animals on the lowest rank.

Religion has been used for thousands of years to control the minds and bodies of people in service of the state.

Here at Holman prison, where prisoners has been in continuous rebellion for the last year and a half, the state has launched an aggressive recuperative and pacification program in an attempt to quell all resistance and regain full control and order of the prison population of extremely rebellious excluded. The state has resorted to giving complete access for the entire prison population to the Browder Ministries whenever the ministry so desires. This is unprecedented. This Browder ministry has been providing entire meals of foodstuff that prisoners in Alabama do not have access to such as pizza, turkey, steak, beeftips, salads, all kinds of desserts, etc.

The head of this ministry, Browder, is an ex-chaplain of one of Alabama’s prisons and has a reputation of really caring for the prisoner. But I’ve only heard a message of compliance and submission to the pigs. There has been mobile prayer sessions started that goes around to each dorm and prays daily, baptisms in the dorms, candy passed out late at night on the weekends, talent shows and picnic style affairs all sponsored by the Browder ministries. This is an aggressive attempt at recuperation and pacification. Whole dorms have been transformed into “Faithbased” and “New Beginning” dorms, all organized on the ideas of this ministry.

Prisoners get used to this quality of food and, of course, don’t want the weekly passing out of candy bars and other small treats to stop. There may be something a prisoner can trade for cigarettes, drugs, etc. It’s not much, but prisoners have become dependent on it that they don’t want it to stop. So, in order for it not to stop, prisoners allow this ministry to seduce them to go toward what their very nature squirms against: the submission to tyranny.

Religion has always been used as a tool of the King, Queen, and state because religion denies individual agency and has one dependent on some outside mystical force called god, and denies the individual the ability to effect change.

Religion is not about freedom, it’s about slavery and the suppression of desires.

This ministry has solicited the aid and assistance of the leaders of one gang who have taken this as a cue to operate however they choose to as long as it’s supported by the ministry. They have beat, stabbed, and thrown out all the queer prisoners in the “New Beginnings” dorm because they say it’s an abomination to god, immoral and against what the bible teachers.

Religion is dangerous and must be combated.

(via Anarchy Live!)

Posted in Analysis, Michael Kimble, Repression, USA

Berlin, Germany: Rigaer Street sends aggressive solidarity to GARE & everybody resisting state oppression

When some people learned about the recent trouble to GARE Squat in Exarcheia (Athens), they decided on Friday evening 26/05, to hang a banner in Rigaer Street, Friedrichshain (Berlin). After some minutes, Riot Police and Undercover Agents arrived at the scene and stole the banner. Meanwhile more people had gathered in nearby streets and ambushed a cruising Police vehicle with a rain of stones.

Soon more police were alerted to Rigaer Street, which is named a Danger Zone in official announcements. But also more people came to protect the area and started throwing stones at cops.

More Anti Riot Units and a helicopter emerged and took a threatening position in front of the squat Rigaer 94. They did not find anyone because rioters left quickly.

Now the mainstream media and the scumbags from political parties will scream their never ending story about the dramatic anarchist violence in this area. But we know the war has already begun, and, infected by the virus of freedom, we are going to build lawless areas in their cities of surveillance.

Let us kick out police and their friends.

Virus Baxalais

(via Linksunten Indymedia)

 

Posted in ACAB, Athens, Berlin, Exarcheia, Friedrichshain, Fuck The Police, GARE, Germany, Greece, International Solidarity, Rigaer 94, Social Centers, Squatting

Athens, Greece: Logic flies out the window as the Prosecutor proposes Tasos Theofilou be found guilty of all charges

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Reporting by Sylvia Varnava & Bayramidis Christos for OmniaTV, translated into English for Insurrection News by 187A

15.05.17: In a marathon of faulty reasoning, distortions, inaccuracies and prejudice – the proposal of the prosecutor Anna Kalouta was completed with the suggestion that Tasos Theophilou is guilty of all charges – just as the Greek Counter-terrorism service has indicated. The civil party – Alpha Bank’s lawyer and the lawyers of the sister of the deceased taxi driver – also followed this pattern.

In particular, Kalouta proposed the conviction of Theophilou for: intentional manslaughter while the perperrator was in a mild mental state, attempted homicide against the other civilians who acted against the robbers, robbery and membership of a criminal organization – the alleged involvement in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and forgery.

Disapproval of what the expert witnesses said about the video of the robbery and the DNA sample without presenting any counter-arguments, rephrasing the dialogue “-This is customer’s money -Ah then I will not take it” into “I do not take money from banks”, citing the names of individuals who were previously accused of participating in the CFF and were finally acquitted, were just a part of the prosecutor’s proposal in an attempt to “substantiate” the loose indictment of the Counter-terrorism Service, provoking at the same time a few reactions from the audience.

The prosecutor referred to the scientists who were presented as witnesses in an ironic and contemptuous way, invalidating in this manner their scientific status without any evidence. She proved not only that she has not adequately followed the trial this whole time but also that she had come up with a formed opinion and proposal from the very first day.

The Alpha Bank lawyer and the victim’s sister’s lawyers continued to take the easy way by following the example of the Counter-terrorism Service, with no effort to search for real facts.

They totally identified with what the prosecutor said without managing to add anything new or meaningful to the case, while often repeating the exact words of the prosecutor.

Due to an upcoming strike, the hearing that was scheduled on the 17/5 will not take place and the trial will continue on the 27/6/2017 (Room 120A, 9am, 6th floor), extending the imprisonment of Tasos Theofilou for an additional month and a half.

A detailed article will follow on what the prosecutor and the civil party said. Their orations, which contradict common sense, were inconsistent with the facts as revealed by the evidence and the testimonies throughout the entire judicial process.

Posted in Anarchist Communist Prisoners, Anarchist Prisoners, Athens, Greece, Repression, Tasos Theofilou

Santiago, Chile: An Account of the Commemorative Action in Memory of compañero Mauricio Morales

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Received and translated on 25.05.17 by Insurrection News:

On Monday, May 22, interrupting the citizen normality of barrio Matta, we gathered with our compañerxs to remember Mauricio Morales, el Punky Mauri. We met on the same street where the compañero died that morning in May 2009, when the bomb he was carrying to the school for prison guards prematurely exploded.

We wanted to fill that space of death with black life, that space from where the Power and it’s tireless lackeys paraded the body of Mauri, seeking to spread terror and defeat using the familiar choreography of the police and the media.

8 years have passed and Mauri enjoys excellent health within the blackest hearts, the fact that the majority of compañerxs who were present never knew him is testament to the validity of his ideas / practices and a concrete embodiment of the fruit of memory that has materialized in diverse forms over the years: posters, songs, banners, murals, stickers, actions, barricades, books and everything else that has contributed to collectivizing the ideas of somebody who self-identified as an ‘anarchist apprentice’.

The place was filled with anarchic propaganda, the music that he loved so much, shared moments lived full of laughter, mistakes and lessons; compañerxs also read his writings from the other side of the wall, all in front of the police presence watching from a distance, expecting our actions, while the prison guard’s school was heavily guarded by armoured vehicles.

We left the place together as a group and when we arrived at Matta Avenue, outside the Fire Department station, its members began to insult and attack us while simultaneously urging the police to come and get us (which they soon did). The firefighters beat up and detained several compañerxs so they could be handed over to the police, fulfilling the historical role of oppressors while attempting to portray themselves as some kind of victims.

Something worth emphasizing is that the four arrested compañerxs did not give in to defeatism or resignation and kept fighting right to the end, even though they were outnumbered they refused to surrender. By the next morning they were all back on the street.

Standing together in solidarity with all those who continue to ignite the fuse of black memory.

Ensuring that Anarchy lives
Mauricio Morales Presente!

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Recuento del acto conmemorativo en memoria del compañero Mauricio Morales

El día lunes 22 de mayo, irrumpiendo en la normalidad ciudadana del
barrio Matta, nos reunimos entre compañerxs para recordar a Mauricio
Morales, el Punky Mauri. Nos reunimos en la misma calle donde el
compañero murió aquella madrugada de mayo de 2009, al activarse
anticipadamente la bomba que transportaba hacia la escuela de
carceleros.

Quisimos llenar de vida negra ese espacio de muerte, desde donde el
poder, con sus lacayos de siempre festinó incansablemente con el cuerpo
de Mauri, buscando propagar el terror y la derrota, en la conocida
coreografía policial y mediática.

Han pasado 8 años y Mauri goza de excelente salud entre negros
corazones, la presencia mayoritaria de compañerxs que nunca lo
conocieron es una muestra clara de la vigencia de sus ideas/prácticas y
una realidad concreta del fruto de la memoria materializada en diversas
formas a lo largo de los años: afiches, rayados, canciones, murales,
stickers, acciones, barricadas, actividades, libros, todo ha ido
aportando a colectivizar las ideas de quien se autodefiniera como un
“aprendiz de anarquista”.

El lugar se llenó de propaganda anárquica, de la música que tanto le
gustaba, se compartieron momentos vividos llenos de risas, errores y
enseñanzas, también se leyeron escritos de compañerxs desde el otro lado
del muro, todo ante la presencia policial que a distancia estaba
expectante de nuestros actos, mientras la escuela de gendarmería era
fuertemente custodiada por carros blindados.

Nos fuimos del lugar todxs juntxs y al llegar a Av. Matta, afuera de un
cuartel de Bomberos, sus miembros comienzan a insultar y a golpear a
compañerxs, a la vez que instaban a la cacería policial (que no tardó en
desplegarse). Los bomberos golpearon y retuvieron a compañerxs para
entregárselxs a la policia, cumpliendo el rol histórico de represores
que intentan maquillar con victimismo y bondad.

Si hay algo que destacar es que contra el derrotismo y la resignación
lxs 4 compañerxs detenidxs dieron la pelea hasta el final, aún viéndose
sobrepasadxs en número, no se rindieron nunca. A la mañana siguiente ya
estaban todxs de nuevo en la calle.

Solidarizamos con ellxs y entre todxs seguimos prendiendo la mecha de la
memoria negra.

Procurando que viva la Anarquía
Mauricio Morales Presente!

 

Posted in Chile, Combative Memory, Direct Action, Mauricio Morales, Punky Mauri, Santiago

Smashing the State in Rojava and Beyond: The Formation and Intentions of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces

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A zine that can be used to spread info about IRPGF and the Rojava Revolution. Throw it in the library of your info shop, on the table of your social center, on your boss’ desk, and in your school’s lockers. Bijî Anarşîzme!!

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Werin Barîkadan!

As anarchists and members of the IRPGF, we acknowledge that non-violence only legitimizes the state and its authority. We do not recognize any borders, nations or states as legitimate. For antifascism to be effective, it must be violent; smashing the fascists
and their organizations and burning and looting their spaces. While we recognize the humanity of our enemies, we realize that they give up their humanity when they embark on a crusade to oppress other people and seize state power. We will defend our spaces and all oppressed people’s wherever they are.

Therefore, we announce the creation of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF) to defend the revolution in Rojava and all those who find themselves under the heel of a boot. The comrades in the IRPGF are a mixture of anarchists who are committed to militant action to achieve revolutionary goals. We are committed anti-fascists, anti-capitalists, anti-imperialists and against all forms of patriarchy and kyriarchy. We declare our support and alliance with the YPJ/YPG, the PKK and the International Freedom Battalion including its member organizations. We declare our open struggle with all imperialist, fascist and counterrevolutionary forces.

Posted in Antifascism, Armed Struggle, International Freedom Battalion, International Revolutionary People's Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), International Solidarity, Kurdish Struggle, PDF, Publications / Zines, Rojava, Rojava Revolution, YPG, YPJ, Zines