One fine morning, the faithful lackey, who has hitherto identified completely with his master, leaps on his oppressor and slits his throat. RV

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Barcelona - One hundred young people attack Europe Bookstore and a Burger king

translated from culmine

press of the state / capital, 9/29/1910 - One hundred hooded youths took advantage of the ferment in the centre of Barcelona general strike to cause serious incidents in a day that, until noon, had lived in relative calm. Around 12.00 a hundred youths with black flags broke into the controversial Europe Bookstore, known for the distribution and sale of material connected with Nazism, plundering and destroying the interior. Located on Seneca Street, near the Diagonal, the bookshop suffered an attack that ended with the destruction and abandonment on the street of the material with which they work, including books, statues, flags and even an electrical appliance.
The demonstrators then left in the direction of Rambla Catalunya before the astonished gaze of the neighbours. Before leaving they left a tag painted on the door of the establishment that read 'fora feixistas' (fascists out) and 'bastards'.
Shops vandalized in Rambla Catalunya
A group of about 40 masked persons, on the other hand, were involved in several incidents during their tour of Rambla Catalunya. There they devoted themselves to smashing windows of the shops that remained open, and upturning rubbish containers.
One business that was left worse off in the vandalism was an establishment of the hamburger chain Burger King, whose window was completely shattered.

Dublin - Toxic bank' cement truck blocks Irish parliament


DUBLIN — A cement truck plastered with anti-bank slogans blocked the entrance to the Irish parliament Wednesday as tensions mounted over the country's debt crisis and enormous bank bailouts.
At least one police guard narrowly escaped being hit as the truck drove up to Leinster House about 7:15 a.m., one lawmaker said. The truck stopped as it touched the entrance's ornate wrought-iron gates but caused no significant damage.
Police arrested the 41-year-old driver, who climbed out of the truck cabin's skylight. The doors of the cement truck — which has been used before in anti-government demonstrations — were welded shut and its windows covered in metal grills to prevent police from gaining access.
Wednesday's protest came several hours before Dail Eireann, Ireland's parliament, was scheduled to convene for the first time in more than two months. Trade union leaders planned to march in protest to the parliament gates as lawmakers arrived in the afternoon.
Public hostility to the government is running high amid surging debts, a series of emergency budgets and a soaring bill for propping up the nation's debt-crippled banks.
Those tensions were writ large on the truck itself. It displayed the slogans "All politicians should be sacked" and, in huge capitalized red letters, "TOXIC BANK," alongside the corporate logo of government-owned Anglo Irish Bank.
The Dublin lender — which borrowed tens of billions from foreign banks to invest in property markets in Ireland, Britain and the United States — was nationalized last year and now looks likely to cost Irish taxpayers more than euro25 billion ($33.6 billion) driving up Ireland's EU-leading budget deficit.
It took three hours to remove the truck from the parliament entrance because its brake lines were also cut to make the move difficult

Spain General strike action in Almeria, Mojacar and Barcelona areas




In the east of Almeria Province – the Mojacar area – the morning of the national strike appears to have started without reported incidents. Pickets have not yet been spotted in the area and for all intense and purposes it is business as usual. Schools, banks. Petrol stations and supermarkets contacted were all open.
Meanwhile this morning, unions declared the 24-hour general strike in Almeria City as a resounding success. They claim 90% of businesses were shut, although in the early hours of the morning this was probably true.
At the strike of midnight 100 picketers barricaded the exit gates of the Almeria bus station to stop buses leaving. Ten minutes later 50 riot police dispersed the crowd and with some remaining at the station on guard.
At 6am a picket of about 40 people closed access to Almeria Port, although from 9am it reopened and is now reported as operating with about 30% of the workforce having joined the strike.
Municipal rubbish collection did not take place.
Almeria fire services have attended a dozen incidents of burning rubbish containers and tyres across the city.
Pickets also stopped access to several retail parks and industrial estates although this was before most of the businesses were due to open.
Nationally, the government assures minimum public transport services are in operation. Electricity consumption in Spain this morning dropped by 19% compared to the normal amount, attributed to the strike.
Clashes with police have been reported in Barcelona, Alicante and Vigo.+
Unions say construction and metal industries have seen a 100% participation with the strike.

Sao Paulo, Brazil residents riot over authorities’ failure to act to quell fire which destroyed hundreds of houses

Residents of Real Parque neighborhood in Sao Paulo have rioted over the authorities’ failure to act quickly enough to quell a fire which destroyed hundreds of houses.
Huge demonstrations took place during rush hour on Monday night as residents expressed outrage at the damages caused by Friday’s fire, a Press TV correspondent reported.
Neighborhood residents began their protest at a crucial intersection known as Marginal Pinheiros, our correspondent added.
Community activists also used radio devices to communicate with the crowd, and set two buses on fire, blocking traffic.
Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.
According to the Associated Press, the cause of the Friday’s fire is still unknown, but may have been due to power line failures. The residents had to use buckets of water to stop the fire, which destroyed at least 300 homes and injured 10 people.
The Real Parque ghetto, where more than one thousand families live in abject poverty, has seen various violent demonstrations in the past.

Solidarity attack in London for anarchists and Mapuche in Chile


Solidarity action for the 14 accused anarchists in Chile and the 35 Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike.
Sunday 26th September around 2:45am, Santander Bank, owned by Spanish bosses, attacked in Jubilee Way, Wimbledon, London.Windows smashed, cash machines damaged with glue.FREEDOM TO THE 14 ANARCHISTS IN CHILE! and SOLIDARITY TO THE 35 MAPUCHE ON HUNGER STRIKE! sprayed on walls.
night owls

Madrid - Sabotage in solidarity with anarchist comrades imprisoned in Chile and Switzerland

translated from culmine

Tonight, there have been several acts of sabotage in solidarity with the anarchist prisoners imprisoned in August in Chile.
- A digger on fire in the south of Madrid.
- Windows of police training academy in the area of Atocha attacked with a hammer.
- A Peugeot dealership in the Embajadores area attacked with a hammer.
Each of the 3 actions was signed with the words "Solidarity with the prisoners in Chile". Because we are tired of this life that has become artificial, where we are told how we should live, because solidarity is something more than words alone.
Immediate freedom for the anarchists in Chile!
Immediate restitution of the Mapuche lands to their people!
Freedom for Silvia Guerini, Luca Bernasconi, Costantino Ragusa, Marco Camenisch!

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Communique of the Mapuche political prisoners of the Land Conflict in the LLeu LLeu region

translated from culmine

Monday, September 27, 2010
1 - We, political prisoners of the Mapuche Land Conflict in the area of Lleu Lleu, prisoners in Concepción and Lebu prisons, remind our people and international opinion as follows: 1 - We have been on hunger strike for 77 days and already four of us are in hospital, suffering from some liver and cardiac consequences, while one remains in prison of El Manzano, with a weight loss exceeding 20 kilos. Three other brothers in Lebu prison, are also weakened.
2 - Today, it has been possible to establish a direct form of dialogue with the government, through the important work done by Bishop Ricardo Ezzati. There have been some discussions on the requests of the representatives of the collectives of PPM (Mapuche political prisoners) of the various prisons in which have been exposed as indispensable: The non-application of the Anti-terrorism Law, the non-application of Military Justice (dual trials for the same offence) and non-use of masked witnesses as evidence.
3 - In this case we used the direct path of dialogue with the government to address our demands through concrete and fast political and administrative solutions, compared to the legislative route that we consider to be slower and more complex, although we have not completely excluded it.
4 - In this sense we have reached an important agreement, i.e. the waiving of the charges for violation of the Anti-terrorist Law by the government. However, we find ourselves trapped by the unwillingness of the Public Prosecutor to begin the new formalization of the charges.
5 – Although, we repeat, the political-administrative route is that most relevant to the urgency of the moment, so as to avoid fatal developments, we hope that legislative power, by the deputies of both the majority and the opposition, is capable of dealing with the question and of meeting international standards in matters of legislation, opening, through amendments to the anti-terrorist law - Ley Antiterrorista - a new option for the cessation of the hunger strike.
6 - Finally, we appeal to the People of the Mapuche Nation, to our brothers and sisters of other indigenous peoples who are resisting the capitalist States, and to the democratic and popular sectors to continue to remain vigilant and mobilised for our rights, justice and freedom.

Bristol, England - Natwest bank smashed on Gloucester Road, Bristol in solidarity with those in prison in Chile and Switzerland

uk indymedia

September 28, 2010 - attack on a bank on gloucester road in solidarity with those in prison in chile and switzerland.
in the early hours of the 28th of september we attacked the natwest bank on gloucester road, bristol with paint and bricks.
windows were smashed, paintbombs thrown and 'destroy all prisons' was sprayed up on the wall.this action was taken in solidarity with the 35 mapuche prisoners, the 3 incacerated in switzerland and the 14 imprisoned anarchists in chile - the majority of which are on hunger strike.
natwest is owned by the royal bank of scotland, which is complicit in state repression in chile, the pillaging of the earth, and the financing of the prison machine.
e send solidarity, love and rage to all those continuing the struggle in whatever way possible.until all prisons are burnt to the ground

Monday 27 September 2010

Cuzco, Peru - students topple airport perimetre wall in solidarity with peasants protesting against reservoir plans


CUZCO, Peru – Peruvian police say hundreds of student protesters toppled a perimeter wall at Cuzco's airport, prompting flight suspensions and cancellations that stranded about 500 tourists.
Other protesters overturned a municipal vehicle.
Cuzco is the gateway to Inca highlands citadel of Machu Picchu. About 1,500 tourists visit the ruins daily.
Police firing tear gas eventually turned back the airport protesters on Friday.
They are backing peasants who have been blocking roads in the region for nearly two weeks, protesting government plans to build a reservoir in the municipality of Espinar. The peasants fear it will take away their source of water.
Officials say the train to Machu Picchu resumed service after a two-day shutdown due to the protests.

Castelo Branco, Portugal - 3,000,000 € attack against European Space Agency research institute


22 September 2010 - Castelo Branco (Portugal): Fire in institute causes three million euros in damages
The fire that started this Wednesday at dawn in the building of the Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (ISQ; Welding and Quality Institute), in Castelo Branco, caused over three million euros in damages, according to its administrator Joaquim Guedelha.
The fire was ignited around 3h24 in the morning of September 8th, on the trucks parked next to the building and then spread to the institute. It was put down around 7h, as said by the chief of the fire brigade.
Joaquim Guedelha told Lusa (news agency) that the pavilion is going to be rebuilt, despite the huge damage, and maybe it’ll be ready to start functions again in three months, so that the Laboratory for Thermodynamical Trials (LABET), which is part of the ISQ, can restart its activity.
“We had several certification trials of cooling systems and transportation of perishable products going on, apart from the trials of materials we were doing for the European Space Agency (ESA)”, he said.
“The technical part of the installations is quite damaged, but the offices seem to be safe. By now it seems the project we were conducting for the ESA is safeguarded, but it’s still too soon to draw any conclusions”, said Vasco Pires.
The Castelo Branco ISQ, through its Laboratório de Ensaios Termodinâmicos (LABET), was testing the heat-resisting coating of the first ESA (European Space Agency) space shuttle.
Joaquim Guedelha underlined that the materials that were being tested are “unique, since this is the only place which is conducting these trials”.
All the materials and machinery inside the building were destroyed, but the administrator is optimistic: “we’re going to build other cooling tunnels similar to the one we had and put the machinery working, so that we can accomplish the objectives we had together with the European Space Agency”, he said.
Joaquim Guedelha also told that the ISQ will try to find temporary installations in Castelo Branco for the trials to go on until this building is rebuilt.
The Judiciary Police is investigating.
Source: Correio da Manhã, Público, Portuguese Indymedia and others

Mexico - Excavator and police van torched in solidarity with Mexican and Chilean prisoners


September 27, 2010 - In the early morning of September 23, we completely ruptured social peace when we approached a Cuautitlán state security police van and placed an incendiary device inside one of its front tires. The van belonged to state security agency commander Israel. This fool previously had another van of his reduced to ashes outside his home one morning. With the memory of that action still fresh, we decided to visit him again. The action went according to plan. The van burned, demonstrating our ferocious hatred for the police—guardians of the systematic order they want to impose on us at all costs.
While that was happening, another device was left inside an Earth-destroying machine a few streets away from the first attack. The machine was used for the work of digging up soil that would later be entombed by cement, just so civilization could force itself on nature yet again. This was prevented.
The fire rose toward the sky, and after a few minutes we clearly heard the sirens of the obedient firefighters arriving on the scene.We thus want to show that we will not remain passive in the face of everything, and that we will fight to the finish. As long as our comrades are imprisoned in the capital’s jails, we will not stop these attacks.
The next day, the wage-slaves stared idiotically at the damaged machine together with their masters, powerless to do anything. Let it be quite clear that they too are our enemies. We will not defend the interests of the “working class” or the privileged class, because we are not classists. We are anti-anthropocentrists and individualists. We struggle against this society, spreading the anti-social war through our actions. We defend the Earth because we believe in respecting her completely. We defend neither rich nor poor. We fight against civilization, for Earth liberation and total liberation. Let this be clear!
We frame this action in support of the anarchist prisoners in the fascist Chilean state. Also, in solidarity with Mexican eco-prisoners Adrian Magdaleno and Abraham López.—Insurrectionalist Earth Liberation Front/Mexico State

Sunday 26 September 2010

Bogota, Colombia - violent riots after police evict squatters from apartment building

colombia news

Violent riots in the north of Bogota after authorities evicted squatters from an apartment building. Demonstrators threw rocks, sticks and even mattresses at the officers.

CHILE - 4 comrades on hunger strike, demanding immediate transfer from Santiago 1 to CAS

translated from culmine

24/09/2010 - Hello everybody, today, 24 September, the four of us: Felipe Guerra, Camilo Pérez, Carlos Rivero and Vinicio Aguilera found ourselves in a situation that, although it seems impossible, is worse than before.
Yesterday we were suddenly pulled out of our cells in the MAS (high security module) with no explanation and forced to take our things. Only then did we realize that this was a transfer. Uncertainty about the reasons and destination. We imagined a transfer to the CAS (high security prison), and instead we were transferred no less than to Santiago 1 jail.
After several hours waiting for the paperwork, we arrived at the death camp of capital, received by hostile prison guards and even more hostile prisoners. To strike us even more, to try to break our will, we were assigned to separate sections, adding to our growing anxiety the uncertainty of not knowing whether the others are all right.
For these reasons, dear comrades, we have decided that starting from now -24 September 2010 – we are going on hunger strike demanding to be transferred to the CAS or the MAS, because in these torture facilities our security cannot be guaranteed. We urge the support of all comrades, both outside and inside inside the repressive walls of the capitalist prisons, in order to achieve our aim.
Capital, personified by prosecutor Peña, maybe thinks that with this dirty game they will be able to weaken our spirit. But we do not falter, we will rise up more firmly than ever to withstand the blows launched in this witch hunt, materialized in a court case with no hard evidence (existing only in the fantasy of attorney).
I wonder: what does this cursed dwarf want? (An allusion to the stature of the attorney - translator's note). I guess they expect that, having no more strength, we will give in to his pressure and confess to acts that have nothing to do with us. But his efforts will not produce the desired results and we will resist his attacks, until the truth falls with all its weight on this pack of lies and we walk "free" on the streets again.
I send a cordial greeting, many hugs to all political prisoners and ask for your support in this effort.
Certainly be added, DEATH TO THE STATE AND CAPITAL. LONG LIVE ANARCHY! Greetings from Vinicio Carlo Aguilera Mery, Anarchist Political Prisoner hostage in the capital in the prison of Santiago 1
Also adhering to this statement:
Carlos Rivero Luttgue, Anarchist Political Prisoner
Felipe Guerra Guajardo, Antiauthoritarian Political Prisoner
Camilo Pérez Tamayo, Anarchist Political Prisoner

Saturday 25 September 2010

Mapuche Solidarity – Direct Action in Vancouver

September 23rd, 2010 - Early in the afternoon on September 23rd a small group of us here in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, responded to the call-out for international solidarity with the 34 Mapuche weichafes (warriors) in prison in Chile, who have been on hunger strike since July 12th and also with the 14 anarchist revolutionaries who have been in prison since the August 14th raids on squats and social centers in Santiago.
We taped the Mapuche flag and dumped red paint on the front door of the Chilean consulate’s offices which is located on the 16th floor on 1185 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.
The Mapuche and anarchist comrades give us much inspiration in their determined struggle against the government and corporations of Chile. We hope that this small act reach the hearts of the resistance fighters and contribute to their will to persevere.
This struggle is international!
We are with you.
Marichiweu (ten times we will win).
Coast Salish Territories(Vancouver, Canada)

Cagliari, Sardinia - Beatings in prison and prisoners' protests in solidarity


25/09/2010 - We learn today that 2 nights ago in the prison in Cagliari, Sardinia, a group of about twenty cops once again showed up the infamous character of this structure by closing the common section in order to open a cell and beat up some Tunisian-Algerian detainees. Despite the protests of the entire section with the launch of objects and shouting out against the tormentors, the damned bastards carried on.
This news, like much more, is unfortunately often suffocated inside the filthy four walls of prisons and it is only thanks to prisoners who are not prepared to be silenced that it emerges from the cemetaries of cement.
One of the beaten boys was dragged away and sent who knows where.
Remember that in this prison there is a comrade who is always ready to fight to keep his spirit intact.
To write to him:
Francesco Domingo
Buoncammino Avenue, 19
09123 Cagiliari-Sardinia

Jerusalem - Riots at funeral procession of Palestinian killed by Israeli security guard

Violent clashes have erupted in parts of East Jerusalem after a Palestinian man was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard.
After the shooting in the Silwan area, protesters threw stones at Israeli police, who fired back using tear gas.
Hours later, Israeli police briefly entered the area around the al-Aqsa mosque to disperse protesters there.
The status of Jerusalem is one of the most contentious issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Both sides claim the city as their future capital and areas of East Jerusalem, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967, are often the scene of clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians.
The trouble started in Silwan in the early hours of the morning, when a man named by Palestinian reports as Sami Sirhan, a 32-year-old father of five, was shot dead by an Israeli security guard. Israeli police said the guard had opened fire when stones were thrown at his car by local youths.
Silwan residents took to the streets after the incident, setting fire to cars and throwing rocks at police and passers-by.
Several people, including an Israeli policeman, were injured.
After the funeral of Mr Sirhan, the trouble spread to the compound of the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of Islam’s holiest sites, as Israeli police pursued the protesters.
Silwan is a frequent flashpoint because of the number of Jewish settlers who have moved into the neighbourhood, our correspondent says.
There are also controversial plans by the city council to develop the area which include proposals to demolish the homes of many local Palestinian families.
The building of Jewish settlements is another thorny issue in the Middle East peace talks, which resumed earlier this month after a lapse of almost two years.
The Palestinians have threatened to walk out of peace talks unless a partial construction freeze, due to expire on 26 September, is extended.
Nearly half a million Jews live in more than 100 settlements built since Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
They are held to be illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this.
On Tuesday, the international Quartet of Middle East peace mediators urged Israel to extend its partial freeze on Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Friday 24 September 2010

LONDON - the passion for freedom knows no borders, the same for solidarity

TODAY, Friday 24 September, around 2pm. a number of anarchists and sympathizers from various parts of the metropolis converged on the shopping centre in the middle of the busy intersection Elephant and Castle, chosen because of the thousands of people from Latin American countries living in the area. After dropping banners over the main entrance in solidarity with the Mapuche hunger strikers and the 14 anarchists arrested in Chile, they dispersed into and around the shopping centre and local market giving out hundreds of leaflets in English and Spanish.
Unnoticed by the State and private security who were too intent on defending the bosses' wares, the banners stayed in place for hours in full view of hundreds of bus passengers from almost every country on the planet on their way to and from their places of exploitation.
Today's outing, chosen to coincide with the international solidarity date for our Chilean comrades, rather than being a fait accompli is a call to action everywhere, without delay.
random anarchists in london

Chile: behind the media circus..

On 14th of August, 2010, 14 anarchists were arrested in Santiago de Chile and accused of being involved in a series of bombing campaigns in the country over the past year. Statements have since been released by several groups claiming responsibility for the attacks while the arrestees themselves have denied any responsibility since the very beginning of this charade. The evidence presented against them by the prosecution could not be more ridiculous; from magazines and newspapers to common household items apparently intended for the manufacturing of “explosive devices”, anything is welcome to bolster paranoia. A few months earlier, on July12th, 34 prisoners on remand of the Mapuche indigenous group went (and still remain, after 74 days) on hunger strike in the Chilean prisons of Temuco, Valdivia, Angol and Concepcion. They are demanding the abolition of the Anti-terrorist law as well as an end to the military occupation of their lands located in the South of the country and subjected for years to an ongoing plundering by western corporations. The Mapuche people are characterised by a strong bond with their surrounding natural environment. Their ancestral relation with their land as well as the destruction of the latter by national and international capital’s eternal quest to extract more and more profit from it has motivated the Mapuche to develop an increasingly militant line of action.
While these issues have been subjected to a total information blackout by the mainstream media, both Chilean and international, the mining ‘accident’ that happened on August 6 at the San José copper mine in Copiapo, Chile resulting in 33 miners remaining trapped over 2,300 feet underground, has on the contrary enjoyed a great deal of media attention. Piñera, the recently elected Chilean president, is using the incident to clean the poor image of his government after a series of highly unpopular moves. His sluggish and elitist reaction to what happened following lasts summer’s earthquake along with his extreme conservative policies badly hitting the poorest social classes, had made his level of popularity drop dramatically. Hence the deployment of this “Big Brother” operation aimed at creating a false image of national unity. Nevertheless, little attention has been paid by the mass media to facts such as the workers not receiving their wages, their appalling working conditions and their message of support to the Mapuche cause. Instead, the journalists have focused on unimportant details such as how many bibles the miners got or the number of wives claiming benefits for each one of their trapped husbands.
For the average respectable and law-abiding British citizen, commonly ignorant of facts such as the UK’s involvement as one of the chief arms providers to Pinochet’s dictatorship back in the 80s, this subject might seem to fall into the category “none of my business”. However, silly as it might sound, he or she might be wiping their ass every day with paper manufactured from trees taken straight from the deforestation of Mapuche lands. Every penny we have in our pockets is made from copper, involving us directly in the condition of these miners in Chile and quite sure many other countries. The same goes for the chips in our laptops, our mobile phone... the list could go on for a while. London is a major economic centre, meaning that many triggers are pulled, a lot of blood is spilled so that capital can keep flowing into the city. It is the ‘counterterrorism law’ enacted in 1984 by Pinochet, which still allows Mapuche activists to be charged as ‘terrorist suspects’ and tried in military courts today.Chile passes for a democratic country now. So maybe in your opinion everything is all right and no reasons should be left for protest or radical change. In the same line of thinking, all those Chilean anarchists might actually deserve whatever befalls them. The mistake is to think that any democratic country guarantees freedom, welfare and a fair life for everybody. Look around, look at yourself, can you really see that democratic paradise existing anywhere?
Even the most affluent democratic states like the UK keep their share of homeless, poor and beggars. A life devoted to the pursuit of a professional career soon reveals itself as an unsatisfactory senseless rat race driven by nothing but money and kept going in many cases by tonnes of anti-depressants. More and more families are struggling to make ends meet, while the vast majority of the population are granted the “freedom” of wasting their life tied to the chains of wage slavery. The same old story of exploitation and authoritarian abuse comes to the surface again and we find that under the auspices of our beloved democracy political power is exerted by a bunch of thieves known as professional politicians. They say we have the “power” and the “freedom” to elect them but this is starting to sound for an increasing amount of people like a bloody joke. What this fundamental lie hides is that we remain stripped of any power, whether personal or collective, to make decisions concerning our own lives.
On top of all this the “crisis” comes and as usual it is the poorest, whether the working or unemployed part of the population, who have to pay for the mess. At all times we are reminded how lazy we are and how little we do to increase productivity due to our lack of a “competitive” and market/business-oriented mind. Of course, it is always our fault; we are not perfect slaves yet, we still need a bit of a reminder so it’s time to cut this and that, it’s time to make things more and more difficult. Everything will be all right - unless of course, someone does not swallow these lies and tries to do something about it that does not follow the legally permitted (and therefore useless) ways of protest. Such is the case of the Chilean anarchists. Such is the case of the Mapuche people. Such would our case be if we were to confront the rules of our own democracy.
Immediate freedom
to the arrested anarchists!
Stop the plunder of
Mapuche land now!
London contact:

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of squatters resist eviction


23 09 2010 - MANILA — Thousands of squatters resisting eviction from a roadside shantytown won a temporary reprieve on Thursday after fighting with police and shutting the Philippine capital’s main highway, police and officials said.
Several officers were slightly injured as slum dwellers fought running battles, while traffic on the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue was backed up for several kilometres (miles) after the road was blocked, officials said.
The protest prompted a court order temporarily halting the demolition of the estimated 6,000 shanties at the 340 hectare (840 acre) site, according to Chito Cruz, general manager of the government’s National Housing Authority.
One section of the six-lane highway that bisects Manila was strewn with wooden barricades and rocks by early afternoon, five hours after the standoff began, with daytime traffic diverted to smaller, more crowded streets.
« There was some rock-throwing and scuffles. Some of my men were slightly injured, » senior superintendent Benjamin Magalong, head of the 300-member riot police deployed in the area told AFP.
A quarter of a million vehicles use the artery on a typical workday, according to government estimates.
Magalong said slum dwellers were resisting an initial court order to remove the settlement, called North Triangle.
The government wants to redevelop the site into a business district in a joint venture with a private firm.
Cruz, whose agency owns the occupied property said he was surprised by the violence of the squatters who resorted to blocking the highway and throwing stones at the police.
Police were pegged back by a hail of missiles as they attempted to charge the protesters, while water cannon blasts also failed to disperse the crowds, according to AFP photographers at the scene.
Shantytown residents stood with arms linked across the road, with their belongings stacked in the middle of the highway behind them.
By midday the largely unprotected demolition crews had been forced to stop their work in the shantytown after having torn down around 50 dwellings, an AFP photographer on the scene said.
Cruz said in a television interview there were about 6,000 families at the site and over 3,000 families had already been relocated.
He said that he was confident the court order stopping the demolition would soon be lifted.
The World Bank estimates up to half of Manila residents live in slums.

Thursday 23 September 2010

Mapuche hunger strike - 3 prisoners in very serious condition

translated from informa-azione

Source: - September 21, 2010
About 30 minutes ago due to the severity of their condition Mapuche Political Prisoners 20 year old Víctor Hugo Queipul Millanao and 30 year old Huaikilaf Cadin were urgently transferred from prison in Angol to the hospital in Victoria. The prisoner Huenchullan Felipe, also on hunger strike, has been admitted to the same hospital.
Mapuche communication team.

Concerning the serious health condition of the Mapuche Political Prisoners in the jail of Angol.

The Autonomous Mapuche Temucuicui Community responsibly communicate the following to public opinion :

1 .- For the past few days the government of Sebastián Piñera has been playing with the lives of our Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike for 71 days and has deceived the public with a propagandised table of dialogue, which has no intention of responding to demands made by our brothers and supported by all the People of the Mapuche Nation. This is just a strategy for communication to the world to make it seem that the Right in power can control and manage social conflicts in Chile.
2 .- At this moment the Mapuche political prisoners are in very poor health. This racist and discriminatory government does not want to give a real solution to the demands posed by the hunger strikers. In all the prisons the bicentennial of Chile was celebrated with grilled empanadas and cuecas, while the hunger strike of our brothers continues without a glimpse of a solution or any credible and concrete dialogue giving assurance and certainty that the government and politicians will respect their word to listen to the demands of our imprisoned social fighters.
3 .- With these pictures we want to denounce the conditions of our brothers. Despite their delicate state of health, they maintain that the strike will not stop until their demands are taken into account by the Piñera government.
4 .- Our brothers Víctor Hugo Queipul Millanao, a member of our community and Waikilaf Cadin of the community of Juan Paillalef have just been transferred from Angol prison and hospitalized in very serious condition.
We call on all the organizations and the Mapuche communities not to fall for the dirty games and deception of this false dialogue table set up by Sebastián Piñera, and to come to Victoria hospital to try to visit our brothers that have been admitted there.
Comunidad Mapuche Autónoma TEMUCUICUI
WALL Mapuche, Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Belgium - attacks against police in Liège (7 police cars demolished with iron bar), Molenbeek, etc.

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September 21, 2010 - What went through Peter N.'s head on Sunday night? Having a "dispute" with the police, he took revenge by breaking the door to a police station with an extinguisher and vandalizing police cars.
Peter N. saw red on Sunday night in Liege. This resident of Seraing tried to demolish the door of the police station in Darchis Street shortly after 7:00 p.m., and broke several windows with a fire extinguisher. The individual fled the scene but had not finished with the police. He went to the police station in Liège outside which he attacked seven emergency vehicles with an iron bar, demolishing the windshield and mirrors.
He was apprehended on the spot and said he had acted this way because he had a "dispute" with the police in Seraing. He said he could not get at the police cars at Seraing because the vehicles were in a closed court. The man, Peter N., from Seraing, was taken before the public prosecutor of Liege.

from suie e cendres
6/09/2010 - MOLENBEEK - Around 23h, police were called to a spot in Molenbeek for a 'theft with violence'. On arrival, the police patrol bumped into a fence which had been put on the road. They sensed something was wrong and then stones, sticks and molotov cocktails started to rain on their car and another police patrol car. Police said they have caught one person, 19 years old, who would have participated in the trap. The person had already been arrested earlier that day for rebellion against the police. He will now face charges for assault, armed gathering and criminal association.---
BRUSSELS - Compared to last year, more policemen have been attacked during controls. Police speak about a "total lack of respect for the uniform" with 77 policemen of the central zone of Brussels wounded during confrontations. The other police zones of Brussels didn't communicate any numbers. Police are speaking about people not accepting anymore to get an identity control (they try to run away or attack the cops straigt away) and more rebellions during arrests on the spot of a crime.

Merksplas, Belgium - Simultaneous riots in the prison and detention centre for immigrants

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14.09.2010 - Sunday, about 70 prisoners of the prison of Merksplas started a riot. They started by refusing to go back to their cells; going on then with breaking windows and tearing down infrastructure of the prison. When police forces arrived, tens of prisoners barricades themselves inside a wing where they resisted till the arrival of the special intervention unit of the federal police. The rioters caused quite some damage and also tried to put fire by burning a ping pong table. The syndicate of the guards say the prisoners were protesting against the fact that they don’t have water or a toilet in their cells.Just at the moment that big part of the police force was coming again out of the prison, just on the opposite side of the street, in the detention centre for immigrants, a riot broke out. The Office des Etrangers refused to give any more information about the revolt, but the guards syndicate talk about sans-papiers trying a collective escape. Some sans-papiers had a confrontation with the police, but were finally overwhelmed and put in isolation. Two days before, on Friday, two sans-papiers escaped from the centre (a fact which the media didn’t mention). A part of the prisoners of the detention centre is currently on hungerstrike to protest against the conditions and ask an immediate liberation. They also denounce the fact that direction and guards try to make them shut up.On Monday, the guards of the centre went on strike, protesting against the ongoing insecurity and revealing that the police had to intervene already 4 times this month (September) to stop revolts. Police and the social service of the centre took now over the control of the centre.

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Simon Chapman and 3 other defendants to again face the Greek Courts


Statement of the London Thessaloniki Solidarity Group - September 19th, 2010 versionThe solidarity group was formed in 2003 soon after the arrests at the EU summit demonstrations in Thessaloniki.
The entire basis of the arrests in 2003, was and still remains, an arbitrary attack upon the demonstrations, where culpability was placed upon those that the Greek authorities sought to make examples of. From the beginning of the process of detention it was clear that evidence of guilt would not even be based upon recognition of legal facts or evidence but by association. In Thessaloniki during those days everyone was guilty, and for the Greek authorities, it was merely the case of charging those either unfortunate to be detained ( then beaten and tortured ) many of which coming from outside of Greece. The 7 which were detained, know as the Thessaloniki 7, consisted of 3 Greeks ( 2 of which were teenagers ), 2 Spanish, 1 Syrian and 1 British. In response to their continued incarceration, a hunger strike began in early September 2003, lasting 56 days and finally leading to the release of all 7 prisoners for humanitarian reasons. The embarrassment of negative publicity, along with the many solidarity demonstrations and actions throughout greece and the world, forced the hand of the Greek state in averting a greater problem of creating martyrs for a burgeoning movement. After the successful release and dropping of bail conditions for the 7, rumours of a re-emergence of the trials again began circulating. This time in late 2007 the initial confirmation for the start of a trial being 8th January 2008.For this story continues. Simon Chapman from London, UK was found guilty of the following charges in 2008• Culpable of repeated explosion from which there could result common danger for a human being• Repeated construction of explosive bombs• Possession of explosive bombs• Distinguished riot/rebellion• Distinguished cases of damages in confluenceHe was then sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison in his absence, with others receiving 5 years, most either being found not guilty or guilty of lesser non-imprisonable charges. Since 2008 the trial has left a legacy with 5 outstanding appeals to the conviction and inflated prison sentences. These appeals - now reduced to 4 defendants after the outcome of an earlier appeal hearing of one of the defendants - again sees 3 of the 5 hunger strikers of 2003 appear in court including Simon Chapman.At this stage, with just under a week left before the beginning of the trial (the trial begins on September 24th in Thessaloniki ) , the fact remains, that what we are fighting now is the same process of repression that we fought successfully in 2003. In Simon's case especially, documented video and photo evidence clearly shows MAT riot police plant molotov cocktails in black bags and strap them to his body. Simon has maintained, and which photographic evidence illustrate, that he was carrying a light blue rack sack with nothing more than water bottles. This blatant attempt to artificial manufacture culpability remains a reflection of the nature of these trials.We therefore express our solidarity to the 4 defendants facing the courts and prosecutors of the Greek state, and reaffirm our commitment to fight in solidarity with them.Our commitment for the freedom of the Thessaloniki 4!Solidarity and dignity against repression!London Thessaloniki Solidarity Group - September 19th, 2010

Mapuche Hunger Strikers Reject Dialogue with Chilean Government


SANTIAGO – Families of the roughly three-dozen jailed Mapuche Indian activists on hunger strike said Tuesday that they will not take part in a dialogue with the Chilean government.The government’s initiative “does not have the goal of resolving the demands of the (hunger) strikers,” Mapuche spokesperson Natividad Llanquileo said outside a prison in the southern city of Concepcion, dismissing the planned talks as a “media show.”President Sebastian Piñera announced the dialogue last Friday at a ceremony on the eve of Chile’s independence bicentennial.Though the opening of talks on Indian grievances is one demand of the Mapuche hunger strikers, Piñera did not address more immediate concerns about the terms of their incarceration and prosecution.“We have a debt to our original peoples, and particularly to the Mapuche people,” the president said, heralding “Plan Araucania” as package of economic and social measures aimed at improving the Mapuches’ quality of life and expanding opportunities for their economic development.The talks are to take place at Ñielol mountain in the poor southern region of Araucania, heartland of the 650,000-strong Mapuche nation, which lost 95 percent of its land during a “pacification” campaign at the end of the 19th century.In recent years, Mapuche militants have been torching vehicles, highway toll booths and lumber shipments as part of a campaign to reclaim ancestral lands from the agribusiness concerns and forest products companies that now control much of Araucania.Successive governments in Santiago have responded mainly with repression, applying a draconian anti-terrorism law imposed during the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.The legislation allows the state to hold people for up to two years without charges, to restrict defense attorneys’ access to evidence and to use testimony from anonymous witnesses.Chile’s government is currently holding 106 Mapuches – most of them still awaiting trial – for politically motivated crimes against property.The Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike are demanding the scrapping of the anti-terror act and the “demilitarization” of Araucania.“If there is a fatal outcome (to the hunger strike), the government of Chile will be the guilty party,” Llanquileo told Radio Bio Bio on Tuesday.Both Llanquileo and Rodrigo Curipan, a member of the Mapuche parliament, ruled out taking part in this week’s talks at Ñielol mountain.The conditions and agenda for the proposed dialogue “were imposed” by the government and have no bearing on resolving the prisoners’ hunger strike, opposition Sen. Jaime Quintana said.“This is a monologue, comparable to a ceremony for the delivery of subsidies to the indigenous world,” he said. “But a dialogue table, it’s not.”Speaking for the government, presidential chief of staff Cristian Larroulet said that while no one is excluded from the dialogue, the talks aimed at ending the hunger strike, mediated by Catholic Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Concepcion, are separate from the process at Ñielol mountain.Internationally acclaimed novelist Isabel Allende, winner of Chile’s 2010 National Literature Prize, used the word “terrible” to describe the situation of the Mapuche hunger strikers.“They could die, several of them are already on the edge of dying,” she told reporters after receiving the Bicentennial Medal from the Chilean Congress. EFE

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Argentina – Car arson attacks in Buenos Aires

translated from culmine

We took to the streets again to practice what we say with our words and think with our brains.
We feel the need to do so because, as we can see, a newspaper published an article in Villa Devoto about the burning of car in the barrio in which it speaks explicitly of the arrest of a person allegedly responsible for the attacks. For this reason we are making it known that what they are saying in this newspaper and / or the police themselves is just a lie, they probably have not caught anyone, or if they did, they got a person who has nothing to do with this. That is why yesterday, September 15, 2010, at the intersection Melincue Chivilcoy we set fire to a car around 23 hours. In addition, we claim responsibility for the burning of other cars before that.
As we always say, we are doing this to combat the destruction that society is causing to the earth, that is why we're not on its side and with these actions we are warning that we will continue to attack it to stop what it is doing to the world.
We know that they care little or nothing of what we say, but we won't get lost in chatter and writings, something that has already been done. Only the comrades will understand, while those subjected to this system are so locked into the routine of work they have "need" of machines. We try to live differently.
Amigxs de la Tierra
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Zurich - Statement on the attack on the Hardbrücke

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It would seem that something is burning ...
[NDT: The Zurich Hardbrücke is the most important north-south axis of the city. Renovations have been ongoing since 2009. In the night between 17 and 18 September, a fire destroyed the construction works and caused hundreds of thousands of francs of damage and no one was injured.]
Primarily: it had to disappear for a more beautiful city.
Second: to support the following people in their struggle against the rich: Billy, Costa, Silvia and Marco on hunger strike in prison
Solidarity with anarchists Philipp and Ivo
Marco Camenisch, Swiss political prisoner who has probably spent most time in prison and has always been in struggle, for that alone this action was worth it.
In memory of the thousands who die every day of hunger, AIDS or other effects of this system of shit everywhere.
For the Greek anarchist movement
For the squat movement all over the world
For the freedom of each and everyone, whether human, animal or plant
And certainly for Kneubühl, who dared to be thoroughly pissed off and shoot at a good target
Against ideology
Right-wing left: all bullshit
for anarchy
Burn the Cities
the only rule (for our group) is that there be no persons injured!!

Greece - letter from Sarantos Nikitopoulos (accused in the Revolutionary Struggle case)

act for freedom now!

Six months after my arrest I remain imprisoned in the idyllic conditions of the Greek prisons.
a. Are you an anti authoritarian, anarchist-communist, leftist, unclassified with participation in social struggles? In a nutshell, are you part of all these “dirty ones”, that disturb the order in our otherwise lawful state with no reason or cause?
b. Are you an owner of a gas mask (for fighting the tear gas) consequence of your above choice?
c. Have you ever met in broad day light at a busy place with friends and comrades (without anything unlawful happening before, during or after your meeting)?
d. Have you ever been to a masquerade party, having also a wig in your possession?
e. Do you inform yourself from the media and happen to have a copy of “the pontiki” newspaper with the published communique of Revolutionary Struggle?
If you have all the prerequisites, than congratulations
1st An amazing arrest by our service, which includes a search in you residence, unlimited publicity for your face, plus free view of the new full face mask collection of the security forces during your interrogation.
2nd Your deliverance to “independent justice” with a mountain of articles and almost all of the penal code on your back… From there on try to figure it out…
And 3d and best: Your imprisonment, with immediate procedures, in a wonderful, airy and sunny basement cell in Koridallos prison.
Please, all interested-suspects phone 170 or 1971, so we don't have to bother, and to stop any further humiliation of our charges and service.
Almost 6 months after my arrest I remain imprisoned in the idyllic conditions of the Greek prisons, since my application of release was denied, for the funny reasons above.
Which means my persecution is clearly political and of a completely sane type and is based on the fact that I am an anarchist-anti authoritarian with a continuous participation in social struggles, also because all these years (over 16) of my action I had the luck to know and be connected by friendship with the wonderful person and fighter Lambros Foundas.
Because obviously whoever goes on demonstrations with gas masks, reads the “pontiki” and other newspapers, meets with friends and comrades and owns a masquerade wig, is a member of Revolutionary Struggle or other organizations.
As an anarchist I never had illusions about “justice” and “lawful civilization” and this is confirmed creepily the last period of time on my life. This, of course, does not mean that I will sit and mourn and patiently endure the situation, which the cops and their political leadership has brought me to. This authoritarian click that through big talk such as “social justice”, “anti authorutarians in government”, “struggle to save the country” etc., led society to the vice of the I.M.F., at the same time updating oppression and sinking the weak social parts into a bleaker future, helping the capitalists and their economic interests.
It must break on all levels through struggles. Solidarity to the struggling prisoners is only one of these levels and my personal opinion is that we should not look at it with introversion and divide it from the present social situation.
Sarantos Nikitopoulos
6th wing. Koridallos prisons
September 2010
P.S. 1 To the prime minister of the troika and the I.M.F.: No more “anti authority”, we are full….
P.S. 2 To the minister of justice: My congratulations for your prisons… What ever any one says about you prisons is little. Bravo, continue this way.
boubourAs translations…

Palestinian prisoners to go on hunger strike to protest Israeli prisons authority abuse


Ahlul Bayt News Agency ; RAMALLAH -- Palestinian prisoners in all Israeli jails have announced they will go on hunger strike next Saturday Sept. 25 in protest of the heightened abuse they have recently suffered from the Israeli prisons authority (IPA).
“The IPA has launched an unprecedented campaign against prisoners since the direct negotiations started, which reflected the Israeli government’s lack of integrity in developing the so-called ‘just peace’ with the Palestinian people,” the prisoners said in a statement.
The brutal assault against the Ofer prisoners, usage of excessive force, and fierce means of repression, including dogs, batons, and tear gas without reasonable cause indicate that there is a plan targeting prisoners’ rights, the prisoners added.
They underscored in the statement that the IPA uses special forces to carry out provocative search campaigns, which include strip searches and other forms of humiliation, and transfers prisoners from one prison to another while holding other prisoners in solitary confinement.
The IPA has denied prisoners the right to visits, imposed fines on them, banned books and newspapers, and prohibited prisoners from purchasing needed foods during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Prisoners believe the IPA has kicked off an “open war” against their lives and rights without anyone to fight in their corner.
Gaza’s prisoner committee asked the international community to issue international resolutions to protect Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
The IPA has a long time back set off an open war against prisoners using racist measures that are tantamount to war crimes that should be prosecuted in international courts, the committee’s media official Nashaat al-Wahidi said Saturday.
The transfer of sick prisoners from hospitals to prisons was an indication that Israel had begun an open war against prisoners as what happened recently in the Nafha, Ofer, and Hadarim prisons, Wahidi stated.

Israeli Troops Invade Bil’in And Clash With Local Youth


September 20th, 2010 - Bil’in – PNN – an Israeli army force invaded on Monday midday the village of Bil’in in central West Bank and clashed with local youth.
Israeli troops stormed a number of homes and tried to arrest local youth, during the search campaign, soldiers fired tear gas at local youth who responded by hurling stones at the soldiers.
At least a dozen civilians suffered effects of tear gas inhalation and were treated locally, witnesses reported.
The village of Bil’in organizes a weekly anti wall protest for the past five years; after long fight in the Israeli courts, the army was ordered to remove the wall built on villagers lands; tell the day the military refuse to implement the court order and attack the weekly nonviolent actions organized by the villagers along with their international and Israeli supporters.
Last year the military fire killed, Bassem Abu Rahma, a local activist in Bil’in during the weekly actions. The army stepped up its campaign to target local activists who organize the weekly protest and arrest six of them during raids like today’s one.

Greece - Trial date for Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos set for November

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The date for the trial of Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos, arrested on 1 October 2009 in Greece on charges of robbery, has been set for November 22, 2010.
The current account remains valid for subscriptions to face the expenses linked to the comrades' detention. For any communication you can refer to the contact details of Edizioni Anarchismo (Mail: A. Medeot, CP 3431, 34128 Trieste - E.mail:
Postal account No. 23852353, payable to A. Medeot - c.p. 3431 - Trieste, stating "subscription for arrests in Greece".

To write to the comrades:
Alfredo Bonanno - Christos Stratigopoulos
Filakes Solomou 3-5
18110 - Korydallos
Athens (Greece)

Hamburg - clashes around St Pauli / HSV match in the city

19/09/2010 - Hamburg. There were clashes on Sunday between rival fan groups between the two football clubs HSV Hamburgn and St. Pauli. In total 54 people were detained and 13 suspects were arrested. The police used water cannon on several occasions. Six officers and an unknown number of fans were injured.
Even before the match HSV supporters are reported to have attacked police with bottles and firecrackers. In addition, windows were smashed with stones and fires ignited.
After the game the rival fans had a go at each other in small groups in the area around the stadium.
HSV fans tried to storm the St. Pauli "Jolly Rogers", but were stopped by the police. Also later in the evening the situation was still not completely pacified. Despite common views of both clubs to a peaceful duel, the police had estimated in advance a so-called high- risk game. Some 1,100 police officers are quoted as been used. Also mounted police from Hanover were used.

Indianapolis - IMPD officer's home firebombed


IMPD Investigating Arson at Officer's Home /20/2010
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating the alleged overnight "firebombing" of an officer's home on the city's far south side.
The IMPD officer radioed in to dispatch after someone allegedly threw a "firebomb" or molotov cocktail through a rear window of his house.
The fire has officially been ruled arson.
The officer, his wife and their two children escaped without injuries. But the fire spread from the family's back deck into the home and heavily damaged the roof. Damage is estimated at $100,000.

Tripoli , Lebanon - rioting breaks out at Qobbeh prison


20 September 2010,TRIPOLI — Rioting broke out on Monday at a prison in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli with inmates taking hostage several warders to demand better conditions and reduced sentences, a security official said.
“The inmates at Qobbeh prison managed to seize five warders and are demanding that conditions inside the prison be improved and that their sentences be reduced,” the official, who requested anonymity, said.
The main road leading to the overcrowded prison inside the city limits was sealed off, according to an AFP reporter at the scene.
Rioting broke out at the same prison in January 2009 with inmates also seizing jailers to demand better conditions.
Qobbeh is the largest prison in northern Lebanon and houses 600 inmates.

Biel Prison, Switzerland - communique from Silvia Guerini concerning the hunger strike and its extension for Marco Camenisch

translated from informa-azione

Collective hunger strike with Billy, Costa and Marco 10-29 September 2010
I am undertaking this collective hunger strike along with comrades Luca Bernasconi, Costantino Ragusa, Marco Camenisch. For a period of 20 days. The contents of this strike are expressed and outlined in full in our collective statement.
This initiative represents an important and necessary continuity of the struggle, to continue the path taken in spite of these walls and these bars that hold us prisoner, and as continuity in the green anarchist affinity that unites us.
To be present in the revolutionary movement, in the animal liberation movement and that of the Earth as active subjects in the struggle even if in prison. This hunger strike overcomes the strong censureship, slowdown and restriction of mail that the three of us are experiencing in preventive detention, it breaks down the walls of isolation and unites us with all of you outside, all those who struggle against the existent.
To reaffirm the fundamental critique of the anthropocentric paradigm, which goes to the roots of this techno-industrial society and all exploitation. Roots inherent in the birth of civilization with the estrangement and separation of men and women from the rest of nature and the domestication of the plant and animal world.
To strongly boost the struggle against all harmfulness and scientific-technological development that sees its culmination in biotechnology and nanotechnology. Let's stop the advance of genetic engineering and the entry of GM crops in Europe, before it's too late!
Against the devastation of entire natural ecosystems and their biodiversity, against all exploitation and oppression on every living being and the Earth.
Against the whole system of domination in all its manifestations.
Cold metal bars, bodies piled one upon the other, iron hooks hanging from the ceiling, electric shock, gun to the temple, hooks embedded in the flesh, throat slashed, blood flowing, a body in pieces ...
Hands grip and lock limbs, needles under the skin, electrodes in the brain, whitish liquid in the veins, body immobilized, staring eyes, burning, pain, slow agony ... scalpels that cut, tear and dissect still warm organs ... bodies, just bodies in absolute negation of all individuality and sensitivity. Intensive farming, experimenting on animals ... Against every cage, for total liberation.
To the heartbeats one feels pulsating in the breast ... To the gasping breathe as one runs under the stars ... Far away a blast of lightning pierces the silence and darkness of a gloomy sky. Running without fear, a meeting with the storm, clenching one's fists to one's chest, starlight in the eyes, in the heart the passion of the fire of the struggle that will never stop burning ...
Silvia Guerini, Biel Prison – Switzerland, September 2010

Monday 20 September 2010

San Carlos de Apoquindo (Chile): attack against a high voltage pylon in support and solidarity with Mapuche prisoners

translated from cette semaine

September 19, 2010 - San Carlos de Apoquindo, Chile: "Commando Alex Lemun" has claimed in writing that the attack occurred last night around 23:45.
Around 23:45, an explosive attack occurred in San Carlos de Apoquindo, damaging a transformer and high voltage electrical line, in addition to causing cuts in this area of Santiago.
Through a statement, the "Commando Alex Lemun" claimed the attack in support and solidarity with Mapuche prisoners [Translator's note: on hunger strike for more than 40 days]. In its text, the group also rejects "the system of oppression and death directed by the State and Capital".
The group takes its name from Alex Lemun Edmundo Saavedra, assassinated by police Nov. 7, 2002, during a land occupation of Mapuche communities of the forest land Santa Elisa. A group of carabinieri intervened to evict the families, and during a confrontation this young person was shot right in the head.

Sunday 19 September 2010

Ercilla, Mapuche land - about 20 masked people fire at police bus


Ercilla Saturday, September 18, 2010 13:47 * About 20 individualss, identified by police as Mapuche, opened fire with shotguns and pistols at security guards of the Special Forces personnel on the land La Romana. * Police vehicle was hit by bullets in its front windshield, no injuries recorded.
A new incident occurred late on Friday in the so-called Mapuche conflict zone, near Ercilla, after a group of hooded people armed with shotguns and pistols fired at police during a confrontation.
As reported by the uniformed guards, about 20 Mapuche masked with scarves and ski masks and heavily armed, entered the fundo La Romana, belonging to the farmer René Urban.
The violentistas opened fire on a sentry box used by Special Forces personnel Carabineros, located within the property and also against a bus of the same institution. After nearly three hours of skirmishes, the antisocial group, which police identified as potentially members of the indigenous community of Temucuicui, though adding that there was no absolute certainty, retreated to the Alaska farm sector, adjacent to La Romana.
No people were reported arrested or injured in these violent events, but the B-268 police bus was shot in its front windshield.

France - Several motorways without video surveillance following theft of cables

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Le Parisien, 09/15/2010 - Cable thieves have struck again! Thirty metres of fibre were stolen in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, in the Landy tunnel, at Saint-Denis on the A1 Motorway. This theft has resulted in putting the CCTV north freeway sector out of use. Suddenly, all information on the A1, A3, but also the A86 between Rosny and Villeneuve la Garenne, and the A104 between Villepinte and Gonesse, are unavailable.
The cables were stolen while the tunnel was closed for renovation and the cameras were not running. At the reopening of the tunnel on Wednesday, several policemen have been deployed to ensure the safety of users, instead of video surveillance, said the prefecture. Examples abound "Instead of having a policeman behind screens, so you have to put several on the ground," this source said, explaining that this had been "very burdensome to implement." The system will be operational again in the coming hours.
These thefts are multiplying on the highways of the Hexagon including Ile-de-France, particularly because of the high resale price of this metal. On August 9, the tunnel under the river-A86 at the height of Fontenay-sous-Bois and Nogent (Val de Marne) had to be closed after the theft of cable making some security systems inoperable. On July 10, theft of cable on the common-A 4 A86 at the height of Joinville (Val-de-Marne), also disrupted the luminous information panels. In late July, other thefts have been committed, this time involving the decommissioning of the mobile slider A 4-A86 in the direction of the province. In the Val d'Oise, on the Highway 15 already deprived of lighting for a year and half, half of the breakdown terminal of the A15 are out of use.

Friday 17 September 2010

BUENOS AIRES - American Airlines and Alitalia ticket offices attacked in solidarity


BUENOS AIRES – A bomb went off early Thursday at a shopping mall in this capital, causing extensive damage to American Airlines and Alitalia ticket offices, Argentine police said.
Leaflets found at the scene bore the name of a Chilean anarchist group and included demands for the release of “political prisoners” and autonomy for the Mapuches, an indigenous people concentrated in Chile with some communities in Argentina.
While witnesses reported seeing a hooded man near the site of the blast, police are reviewing the tapes from security cameras.
Chilean anarchists have claimed responsibility for a series of recent bombings in Buenos Aires and Argentine investigators are consulting with their counterparts in Chile, police said.
The attack on the mall came a day after the Argentine Supreme Court approved the extradition to Chile of Galvarino Apablaza Guerra, former leader of a guerrilla group that killed right-wing Chilean Sen. Jaime Guzman in 1991.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez could block the extradition if she decides to grant Apablaza asylum as a political refugee.
The “political prisoners” mentioned in the leaflets are likely the 15 Chilean anarchists accused of carrying out 23 bombings in Santiago and other cities.
Those attacks targeted banks, offices of foreign companies, embassies, churches and police stations, mainly in the capital. The sole fatality was an anarchist killed when a bomb exploded as he was transporting it on a bicycle. EFE

Thursday 16 September 2010

Zamora, Ecuador - local miners riot against eviction


The Ecuadorian government mobilized some 1,500 policemen Wednesday, September 15, 2010 to dislodge a mining camp in the south.
It was on a bridge that hundreds of illegal miners and native people tried to block police. Burning tires, tree trunks, stone throwing, fighting lasted several hours and at least five wounded. Throwing tear gas grenades, some 500 police finally pass and enter the village of Paquisha, gateway to several encampments of illegal miners. With them, 17 semi-trailers supposed to ship away the retro-excavator machines which according to the government, cause serious damage to the banks of rivers.
The clashes have been particularly severe in this region, 20,000 families survive economically through the exploitation of gold deposits, with a lot of mercury. Officially, the government wants to professionalize the minors and legalize their concessions. The indigenous prefect of the region Salvador Quispe suspects, however, the authorities of wanting to leave the field open to large transnational mining companies, which the government denies.
The Indian movement, which traditionally opposes the mining industry, have decided to support the illegal miners. They were joined by leftist movements and environmentalists who are trying to mount a united front against the government.

Chilón, Chiapas - 170 Zapatista supporters attacked with guns, machetes and sticks


Members of the Mexican political parties PRI, PRD and PVEM (the green party) attacked 170 Zapatista supporters and expelled them from their homes in the Tzeltal community of San Marcos Avilés, in the municipality of Chilón, Chiapas, in retaliation for the construction of an autonomous school in the early morning hours of Sept. 9.
The Zapatista Good Government Junta (JBG) based in Oventik, denounced the attack, which was led by Lorenzo Ruiz Gómez and Vicente Ruiz López, and said the attackers were armed with guns, machetes and sticks, and broke into two houses where they tried to sexually assault two women. So as not to respond with violence to these acts of severe provocation, the Zapatista men, women, children and old people left their homes and belongings and fled to the mountain "where they suffer hunger, cold, sleeplessness and fear."
Zapatistas from Pamalá, in the municipality of Sitalá, had previously informed the JBG that, at the end of August, a compa from their community, Manuel Vázquez, had been forcibly ordered by the authorities and leaders of the political parties in San Marcos and Pamalá to dismantle the autonomous school. The authorities told him that they were then going to attack other communities which had autonomous schools. The JBG stated that "the purpose of these attacks is to prevent the education of our children and to stop the progress of construction of our autonomy."
Manuel Vázquez was thrown into prison on the 21st August, where he was threatened, harassed and intimidated in an attempt to force him to abandon the project of autonomous education. When Pedro Cruz Gómez came from another nearby community to try to help Manuel Vázquez, he was also imprisoned. A knife was planted in his trousers in an attempt to accuse him of intention to murder. When the prisoners were freed, they were told to abandon the Zapatista organisation and to leave the lands they had bought ten years ago. Threats were made to cancel the land rights of fifteen families.
On the August 24 and 25 the aggressors seized 29 hectares of land with 5,850 coffee trees, 10 hectares of maize, along with beans, cattle, horses and three houses, and destroyed a banana plantation. On the 8th September, they took cattle, pulled down fences and fired shots into the air. They threatened to "take the land next, and to evict the men, kidnap the women and children, and burn the houses".

Hunger strikes by anarchist prisoners Marco, Billy, Costa and Silvia (Switzerland)

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Eco-anarchist prisoners Marco Camenisch, Luca Bernasconi, Costantino Ragusa and Silvia Guerini started a hunger strike the past 10th September.
Translation by ABC Bristol
We – Billy, Costa, Silvia and Marco – eco-anarchist and revolutionary individuals hostages of the Swiss state have decided to start a hunger strike from 10th September 2010. Because of our situation and the delay in communicating with each other (which for 3 of us means we can’t communicate with each other at all because we’re under preventative arrest), the arrangements and organisation of this initiative are very difficult and most probably you will only be able to have more detailed news, confirmations, and individual declarations only later on during the month.
As revolutionary anarchist individuals this is what we want to affirm strongly:
Solidarity and international participation – from the inside and beyond each individual’s political inclination – with all revolutionary initiatives and struggles, outside and inside, against repression, prison, isolation, torture… For the liberation of all those who are hostages of the revolutionary war against the system; for the liberation of every individual; for the destruction of every prison, fence and society that needs destroying. This includes our total support and solidarity with the recent liberation campaigns for long-term revolutionary prisoners.
This strike is a continuation of our struggles together with all those who have never wanted to passively endure this war and the brutal social, economic, political and environmental crisis of the system. It’s a continuation of all those strong affinities and relationships as “green/anti-civilisation” anarchist individuals that connect us since many years. Against every state, priest and master; against every prison and repression; against the exploitation of humankind, animals and the environment.
The coalition – among us and with other individuals – in a radical war against all old and new toxicity and destruction and the system that produces them and makes them necessary. We mean this present system of techno-scientific production, industrial, capitalistic, monopolistic and imperialist consumerism practiced by corporations and their States. Despite the fact that, with their typical arrogance and deceit, the masters and their arselickers try to paint these things as humanitarian, necessary and sustainable practices – we’re talking about scientists, the media, politicians, cops, priest and all those organisations paid by and/or allies in the masters’ “democratic dialogue” who support, for example, bio-tech and GMO’s, “alternative energies”, and even nuclear energy! Despite the fact that this imperialist, warmongering and terrorist system of masters, institutions and accomplices defines as “vandals”, “terrorists”, “eco-terrorists”, and so on, us and anyone who dissents, resists and struggles for a society of free, autonomous individuals, without slavery, oppression, exploitation and destruction!
Our radical critique and struggle against the roots of the present system – the destructive expression of a millennial anthropocentric civilisation based on technological and industrial dominion (production-consumption), patriarchal domestication, social control and classism, massification and incarceration of our cities, exploitation, organised violence and war of man against man, man against woman, man against other species, against nature, and the rest of the universe.
Last, but certainly not least: This initiative is also a contribution in solidarity and greeting to all of you revolutionary individuals of every inclination that – as individuals or in groups – support us with your true and free revolutionary love, with your initiatives, with your resistance and revolutionary offensive in open daylight or open nightlight, by any means necessary, against every expression of the Monster State and Capital.
Together we’re strong, solidarity is our best weapon!
Write to them:

Silvia Guerini,
c/o Regionalgefängnis Biel,
Spitalstrasse 20,
2502 Biel/Bienne,

Costantino Ragusa,
Regionalgefängnis Bern,
Genfergasse 22,
3001 Bern,

Marco Camenisch,
Postfach 3143,
CH-8105 Regensdorf,

Luca Bernasconi (Billy),
Regionalgefängnis Thun,
Allmendstr. 34,3600

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Concepcion, southern Chile - About 30 sympathizers of the 34 Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike attack guards


September 14th, 2010 – Thirteen people were arrested in Concepcion, a city in southern Chile, in an incident that occurred at the city’s hospital when two Mapuche Indian prisoners on hunger strike were admitted after experiencing health problems, police said Sunday.
About 30 sympathizers of the 34 Mapuche prisoners on hunger strike for the past 63 days on Saturday attacked the guards transporting Jonathan Huilical and Jose Huenuche.
At the Concepcion hospital another Mapuche – Ramon Llanquileo – was already receiving care after having injured himself with a sharp object in jail.
Some of the prisoners’ spokesmen were among those arrested in the disturbance, which spread to a nearby campus of the University of Concepcion, Carabineros militarized police precinct chief Hermes Soto told reporters.
The situation worsened when police beat Emilia Pilquiman, the 50-year-old mother of Ramon Llanquileo, Mapuche representatives said, adding that among those arrested is a 17-year-old boy who was injured in the head.
Also placed under arrest were “representatives of the alternative press,” Mapuche spokesman Natividad Llanquileo told Radio Bio Bio.
He criticized “the non-existent intention of the government” to seek a solution to the hunger strike.
The Mapuches who are not eating, among whom are two teenagers who joined the movement Sept. 1, consider themselves to be political prisoners and are demanding not to be tried under the anti-terrorist law or be subjected to a double trial before both civil and military courts.
The government sent to Congress two bills modifying both laws and if they are approved they could favor the Mapuche prisoners, but so far there has been no statement issued regarding the proposal of a dialogue put forward by the Catholic and Protestant churches and the political opposition.
The government, however, has made repeated calls to the Mapuches to halt their hunger strike and has taken measures to prevent any of the prisoners from dying.

Belgium - Simultaneous riots in the prison and detention centre for immigrants in Merksplas

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Sunday, about 70 prisoners of the prison of Merksplas started a riot. They started by refusing to go back to their cells; going on then with breaking windows and tearing down infrastructure of the prison. When police forces arrived, tens of prisoners barricade themselves inside a wing where they resisted till the arrival of the special intervention unit of the federal police. The rioters caused quite some damage and also tried to put fire by burning a ping pong table. The syndicate of the guards say the prisoners were protesting against the fact that they don’t have water or a toilet in their cells.
Just at the moment that a big part of the police force was coming aout of the prison, just on the opposite side of the street, in the detention centre for immigrants, a riot broke out. The Office des Etrangers refused to give any more information about the revolt, but the guards syndicate talk about sans-papiers trying a collective escape. Some sans-papiers had a confrontation with the police, but were finally overwhelmed and put in isolation. Two days before, on Friday, two sans-papiers escaped from the centre (a fact which the media didn’t mention). A part of the prisoners of the detention centre is currently on hungerstrike to protest against the conditions and ask an immediate liberation. They also denounce the fact that direction and guards try to make them shut up.
On Monday, the guards of the centre went on strike, protesting against the ongoing insecurity and revealing that the police had to intervene already 4 times this month (September) to stop revolts. Police and the social services have now taken control of the centre.

Ravenna, Italy - Fiat dealership damaged by fire

translated from informa-azione

received by anonymous mail:
night of August 2nd - Massa Lombarda (RA) Significant fire damage x fiat dealer.The bosses want us slaves, we won't bow down. Let's do like in greece

Monday 13 September 2010

BEMBIBRE, Spain - miners block highway and railroad


BEMBIBRE, Spain — About 150 miners and their supporters temporarily blocked a highway and railroad in northern Spain Friday with burning tires and other objects to protest against unpaid wages.
The protesters placed rocks and set fires to several car tires sending black smoke billowing into the sky on a stretch of the railway near the town of Bembibre, an AFP photographer on the scene said.
The protest caused delays for three regional trains transporting over 200 passengers, railroad officials said.
The miners also blocked traffic on a nearby highway by sitting on the road and overturning heavy metal carts used to move coal in the mines before police arrived and they dispersed.
Miners in several parts of Spain are protesting over unpaid wages and to demand government aid to the coal industry.
Fifty miners have since September 2 refused to leave a coal mine 500 metres (1,650 feet) underground near Guardo in the northern Palencia province until they receive the salaries they are owed for August from mining company Union Minera del Norte (Uminsa).
They are also calling for a guaranteed level of coal purchases so as to ensure that Spanish coal-fired power stations buy domestic coal rather than imports.

Chile - Riots and arrests on the anniversary of the 11 September 1973 military coup

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221 arrests. Four civilians and nine policemen injured in Santiago and other parts of the country.
...In the Santiago Metropolitan Region, 85 people were arrested, with many of the arrests occurring late at night. Three police were injured after being shot with pellet guns – two were shot in the eye and one was shot in the face.
In lower income areas of Santiago such as the Peñalolen borough, stones were thrown at passing cars. Special police forces had to intervene in the Villa Francia neighbourhood to stop a gas station from being looted. Power outages affected 104,000 households – as many as last year – after lines were cut during demonstrations.
A march from Plaza de Los Heroes to the General Cemetery in the Recoleta Borough started off peacefully, but ended in riot-like conditions near the cemetery.
The march began at 10 a.m. and was led by the Relatives of the Disappeared Detainees Association – a group representing the more than 1,300 people who were disappeared (and killed) during the 17-year Pinochet regime.
More than 8,000 people participated in the march, which culminated with the hanging of a wreath inside the cemetery.
However, just as the wreath was being hung, a mob appeared in the streets near the cemetery. Authorities did not intervene right away, and the protestors managed to destroy trash cans, tear down traffic lights, throw stones at police officers and assault two TV news cameramen. The police then stepped in with water cannons and tear gas.