Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Teramo, Italy - Acid and projectile on a car outside the home of former League candidate
Mon, 29/11/2010 - local newspapers:
Sant'Omero (TE) corrosive acid and an exploded bullet cartridge case was found at the gate of his home in Garrufo Sant'Omero. The story has come to attention after a complaint filed by former League candidate in the last elections of Teramo, Luciano Consorti. It is thought that it might be an act of intimidation. The episode, in fact, could be related, according to the individual concerned who is currently a militant in the movement headed by Salvatore Marino, "100x100uomini" [100x100men] - political activity or public statements made both on local television broadcasts and on Youtube.
Indonesia – Insurrectional Attack with Greetings from Makassar
28 November 2010
“More than a dozen individuals in ‘motorcycle gang’ threw Molotov cocktails on Pizza Hut restaurant of Pettarani branch in city of Makassar. The action was conducted 04.30 in the morning. Door and windows were smashed and the Molotovs caused an enormous fire inside. The perpetrators also left an anti-capitalist message on the front of the door. Greetings of the coming insurrection.”
Rome - Clashes between students and police
ROME – Italian students angry at state university budget cuts clashed Tuesday with riot police who used tear gas and police vans to seal off much of Rome’s historic center to stop protesters reaching Parliament.
There were no reports of serious injuries or damage.
Lawmakers on Tuesday are voting on a contested reform bill many students and professors say will give the private sector too much involvement in the state university system. Protesters claim the funding cuts mean faculty positions are going unfilled.
The protests turned briefly violent as students — about 3,000 in all with a core group of about 200 — poured onto the main thoroughfare of the historic center, throwing eggs, tomatoes and smoke bombs at police.
At one point, protesters tried to overturn a police van. Riot police charged after them, using tear gas.
The heavy police presence, designed to prevent the protesters from reaching the square outside the Chamber of Deputies, blocked bus and tram routes for hours and jammed traffic on the main roads leading into the center.
After the clashes, many protesters appeared to have retreated. Organizers said some were heading back to their universities.
Premier Silvio Berlusconi brushed off the protests, saying “serious” students were home studying. He defended the reforms as necessary to modernize education in Italy, and predicted the bill would pass later Tuesday, the ANSA news agency reported.
Similar protests snarled other cities, including Milan, Turin, Naples, Venice, Palermo and Bari. In Genoa, students protested under the slogan “they block our future, we block the cities.”
US Asheville, NC - Department of Corrections attacked by anarchists in solidarity
Nov. 24 in the dead of night, we attacked the Department of Corrections (DOC): Division of Community Corrections on McDowell St. in Asheville, NC.
Six DOC vehicles were disabled. Their tires were slashed and their windows destroyed with glass etching fluid. “Burn the Prisons” and a circled A were scrawled across DOC building’s veneer.
This building oversees the administration of probation and forced drug texts. It is one institutional position of the DOC. It is linked to the Prison Industrial Complex, and the police apparatus. We did this as an attack against this institution in particular and the police apparatus in general. We did this as an act of revolutionary solidarity with comrade Eric Oseland, comrade David Japenga, and comrade Alfredo Bonanno, who was recently released from Greek Prison.
In a world dominated by these institutions and saturated by police, we did this to show that we will not be neutralized, and that it is absolutely possible and imperative that we fight these motherfuckers.
Love and solidarity with all prisoners and POWs in social war
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Guizhou, China - Schoolchildren go on the rampage
Guizhou Metropolis Daily - The paper reports that a group of Chinese middle school children (aged 15-18) trashed their school cafeteria, smashing windows, breaking tables and (as the pictures show) generally laying waste to the place. The students – the school has 4,000, of whom two-thirds live in school during the week – were persuaded to back to their dormitories only after the police rushed to the café 20 minutes after the rampage began.
I’ve heard of student grumbles in China – about everything from lack of jobs to being forced to give up their summer holidays to attend the parade for the 60th Anniversary of Communist Party rule – but nothing like this. The official cause of the riot, if that’s not too strong a word, was put down to rising prices in the school cafeteria which was sub-contracted to a private company. The price of a litre of hot water had risen by 3p, the price of all dishes, by 5p.
Guizhou, a centre for coal mining and agriculture, is one of China’s poorest provinces which might partly explain the extreme reaction (China is in the grip of food price inflation) but I find it hard to believe that was the sole cause. An administrator at the Liupanshui city No.2 School, whom we spoke to today, said the revolt was also partly due to the “strict management of the students”, since the school is run on almost military lines.
So, perhaps a mutiny from below decks as much as a protest at rising prices but even so, stories like this are a reminder of the why China’s rulers are so anxious to keep the society “harmonious”.
US - Wells Fargo Attacked In Berkeley
26.11.10 - During the first hours of Thanksgiving Day, the front windows and door were smashed out of the Wells Fargo on College Avenue. This was done for Oscar Grant. Normality stops only when it is interrupted. On Black Friday, the people shopping on the avenue will see the topmost windows of the bank boarded up.
Solidarity to the sisters of London, Alfredo, and the people of Oakland. Omnia est communia.
-Friends Of Mayor Dellums
Greece - international call out by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
International revolutionary front
Call for solidarity to the guerrillas of the revolutionary organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, and the revolutionaries and individuals accused for the same case(trial on January 17)
Another reason for our action, via the mass sending of incendiary parcels to embassies and European leaders, was so we can make an international call.
We therefore call to all lengths and widths of the earth, from Europe to Latin America, for the strengthening of the revolutionary war. We organize internationally and aim at the enemy. We can’t wait to see the subversive elements flooding the streets and the guerrilla groups striking again and again. All means unlock and go on the table without taboos and fetichisation. On the demonstrations we smash the heads of cops, banks are robbed and are delivered to flames, bombs blow up governmental buildings, guns execute politicians, journalists, cops, judges, as well as all sorts of protectors of this world. This way step by step the domestic internal enemy becomes even more dangerous for them.
Also solidarity, one of the most powerful and authentic weapons of revolutionary forces, acquires a stronger and coordinated cry. To the mass arrests on a protest in Belgium we in reprisal will put bombs in Greece and when a revolutionary team is jailed in Chile Argentina should fill with rubble from the attacks of comrades. For us the dead guerrillas and prisoners are not a point of truce, on the contrary they become the motive force of the excerbation of revolutionary processes. This is why we believe that Solidarity should become more an armed stubborness of today an not a humanitarian protest of reform.
On the 17th January 2011 in Athens will be the trial for the case of our revolutionary organization. In this are being tried some our proud members, some revolutionaries and other anarchists because of personal relations with the accused. It is of no value to speak of the trial, since we define ourselves outside the limits of juridical authorities. What has substance is the expression of aggressive solidarity to the comrades that are accused and are in prison for this case. For us despite the man-hunt that has been unleashed against us by the police as well as the recent arrest of our 2 members, nothing can stop the continuous and evolutionary course of our action.
In our decision to promote a battle to the end WE CALL in Greece, Europe, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and to the whole world to the comrades and guerrilla formations to send their attacking signals to the judges and the Greek authorities as well as a greeting of solidarity to the hostages of the new urban guerrilla warfare.
Let this trial become another reason for action in the Revolutionary War
CONSPIRACY CELLS OF FIRE
Tilburg, Holland - Riots in prison
suie e cendres24 Nov. 2010 - 500 Belgian prisoners have been locked up in the prison of Tilburg, in Holland since February 2010. Minister of Justice De Clerck has decided to send another 150 prisoners. These are real deportations, most of them don't want to be transferred there. A prisoner declared on the radio Omroep Brabant that when the extra transfer happens they will start a riot and destroy everything. He testified about the inhuman prison regime, the lack of sports facilities, few contacts with co-prisoners, bad food and few visits.
The Belgian prisoners are deprived of the lessons and follow up that they got in Belgium. A section of the prison, the recreation room, has recently been destroyed and a prisoner set fire to his cell and to himself.
The Belgian State decided the rules, the Dutch direction manages the guards. None of the direction want to react to the problems in the prison. Belgian justice also keeps silent because of the 'sensitive file' on this subject.
Algeria - RN 09 and RN 75 are closed to traffic as villagers claim essential structures
For the third consecutive day, the RN 09 and RN 75 are closed to traffic at the same locations. The inhabitants of Merdj Ouamane and those Laâlam have reissued their muscular actions. The first blocked traffic on the RN 75 between Bejaia in Setif via Amizour. The latter have done the same at the crossroads at the entrance to the town of Souk el Tenine, east of the wilaya of Bejaia. The inhabitants of Merdj Ouamane are claiming back the surfacing of the road to their village, installation of street lighting, the installation of road lines and pipelines for wastewater and drinking water. All the steps initiated to calm the protesters were unsuccessful. The protesters camped on their position and require the arrival of the wali on hand to reopen the road. For their part, residents of Laâlam are making the same claim, namely the presence of the Chief Executive. The revival of work on the new road that would link the village to Laâlam Melbou remains the main motivation of this turmoil that persists causing enormous inconvenience to users of this important highway.
Rio de Janeiro - Police elite units attack favelos of Rio
Soldiers and police crouching behind armored vehicles trained their rifles on dozens of entrances to a sprawling slum Saturday, preparing to invade and try to push drug gangs out an area long considered the most dangerous in Rio de Janeiro, a city set to host the 2016 Olympics.
Before heading into what would certainly be a pitched fight, however, police said they were offering the traffickers one last chance to turn themselves in.
A delicate calm held after a night that saw intense exchanges of gunfire, filling the dark sky with bright streaks as bullets whizzed into and out of the Alemao slum complex — an area near the highway to the international airport that is known locally as the "Gaza Strip."
Soldiers in camouflage, black-clad police from elite units and regular police held their ground at the entrances to the complex, a grouping of a dozen slums that climb up gentle slopes where more than 85,000 people live, according to the Brazilian government.
Authorities say the gangs are protesting against a 2-year-old police campaign that has pushed the criminals out of slums where they have long ruled with impunity. It's an effort to secure Rio before the city hosts the finals of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.
Oujda, Morocco - Ashraf Sekkaki escaped but recaptured on the eve of his trial
The prisoner Ashraf Sekkaki escaped briefly on Monday from prison in Morocco, reports the drafting of the VRT. He was quickly intercepted. His lawyer, Sven Mary, would not comment on the information.
Ashraf Sekkaki had committed several acts of violence, including armed robbery, carjacking and tiger-kidnapping. His trial starts on Wednesday.
Sekkaki had already escaped in 2003 and 2009 from Turnhout prison, Bruges. For his last flight, a helicopter was used.
In 2007 he was declared mentally ill, "crazy to escape," according to the ratings. He regularly made death threats to guards.
Belgium - Secretary of state prepares royal decree prohibiting overflying prisons to reduce the risk of escapes by helicopter.
28 Nov2010 - It is already banned now fly some places (industrial complexes, nuclear sites ...) at a height of 300 meters. Under the order Mr. Schouppe, the rule would also apply to prisons. The measure aims to minimize the possibility of escape. It adds to the nets, poles and other trees placed in prisons.
This policy was reinforced after the spectacular escape from the prison of Bruges by Sekkaki Ashraf and two other inmates last year. Due to the political context, it is not certain that the Royal Decree shall enter into force. (Belga)
Athens, Greece - Statement of Responsibility from Haris Hadjimihelakis 23 Nov.
I stand proud of my choice to remain intransigent on the side of urban guerilla warfare until the moment the state mechanism on 23/09/2009 managed to tightly tie my hands and throw my body into a dungeon.
What, however, they will never be able to imprison is my free revolutionary consciousness. What they will not be able to prevent is the continuation of production of my radical insurrectional speech, even in the condition of confinement.
I salute comrades urban guerillas Gerasimos Tsakalos and Panagiotis Argirou.
Our position will always be on the authentic side of life, the side of militant guerilla formations for the constant revolutionary action and the revolution.
NOTHING IS OVER, EVERYTHING CONTINUES
REVOLUTION FIRST AND ALWAYS.
Dublin, Ireland - demo of 100,000 against austerity measures. Fireworks thrown at gardai outside gates of Dail as protesters shout: "Burn it down"
27 November, 2010 -... One of the largest demonstrations in the Irish Republic's history brought more than 100,000 people on to Dublin's streets in protest over the international bailout and four years of austerity ahead.
As European officials thrashed out the finer details of an €85bn rescue package, huge crowds braved freezing temperatures to demonstrate against the cuts, aimed at driving down Ireland's colossal national debt.
The main march to O'Connell Street passed off peacefully but there was an uneasy standoff outside the Irish parliament as two lines of Garda Siochána officers hemmed in around 100 leftwing demonstrators who had broken away from the union-organised protest. Fireworks were thrown at gardai outside the gates of the Dail as protesters shouted: "Burn it down, burn it down." Extra police were rushed to the scene to surround the ad hoc demonstration by leftwing and anarchist groups, who also set fire to a picture of the taoiseach, Brian Cowen.
Bologna, Italy – Hydrants against prisoners and demonstrators at the immigration detention centre
In the afternoon of 21st November a demo was being held outside the Cie of via Mattei in Bologna in solidarity with the migrants locked up there. As in many other similar occasions, the demonstrators tried to communicate with the prisoners with loud speakers. This time, however, around 5:30pm, police, carabinieri and the army deployed outside and inside the centre, started using hydrants in order to push back migrants who were approaching the gates to communicate with the demonstrators. Hydrants were also fired against demonstrators. The centre was inundated with water. Later the migrants have declared that, in spite of the fact they don’t have any dry clothes, they were happy with the solidarity, the shouting and the slogans they managed to hear.
This nth intimidation is perfectly in line with the infamous deportations of the last days and with the repression of the recent struggle of immigrants in Brescia.
Meantime escapes and revolts in immigration centres do not stop: Milan, Gradisca, Bari, Modena…
On the towers, on the cranes and in the streets the struggle of the oppressed does not stop!
Rovereto, Italy - cash machines damaged, slogans spray painted against centres of identification and deportation of immigrants
Unknown people have daubed and damaged some cash machines in Rovereto. According to the investigators, the action is to be attributed to people of the anarchist-insurrectionist area.
The group has hit at Unicredit on piazza Leoni, BNL on via Dante and BTB on piazza Nazario Sauro by spoiling the machines with greasy liquid.
Slogans have been spray painted against the centres of identification and deportation for immigrants and the financing of Italian military missions abroad.
Police and carabinieri have started investigating.
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Tournai, Belgium – Riot in prison
suie e cendres16.11. 2010 - When the prisoners heard that the guards were going on strike again the same day (no visits, no yards, no activities, police taking over), 28 of them refused to leave the yard at 5. 30 PM. They destroyed all the yard's infrastructure and a wooden gate and set fire to material of a construction site, and occupied the yard until 11 PM, after massive police force surrounding the area.
Land Clash in Formosa in ongoing dispute between the state and the Toba people
24 Nov 2010 - A policeman, and an indigenous member of the Toba community were killed today in a violent clash in the province of Formosa. The clash occurred in Colonia La Primevera, 170km north of the capital city.
The incident was the result of an ongoing land dispute between the state and the Toba people, who are attempting to reclaim 600 hectares of territory. Early this morning the judge of Clorinda ordered that the police evict the Toba families who continue to occupy the land after four months of protest and highway blockades.
Felix Diaz, representative of the Toba community and member of INADI, explained that the deaths occurred this morning when a group people, accompanied by policemen attacked the picket line, just outside Route 86.
The land dispute has lasted for more than four months, and INADI intend to sustain the protest effort.
Algiers - Dozens of young men threw stones and glass bottles at police on Tuesday in rioting triggered by a dispute over housing
ALGIERS, Nov 23 - Dozens of young men threw stones and glass bottles at police in Algeria's capital on Tuesday in rioting triggered by a dispute over housing.
Energy exporter Algeria has periodic outbreaks of social unrest, usually over high levels of unemployment and cramped housing conditions, but riots are rare in the heavily policed capital.
The clashes broke out in the densely populated Diar Elaffia neighbourhood, in eastern Algiers, soon after municipal workers backed up by police began demolishing three houses that officials had ruled were built illegally.
Local residents, angered by the demolition, blocked roads and threw stones and bottles at police, a Reuters photographer at the scene said. The rioting subsided after a contingent of riot police arrived.
Algeria is emerging from a long conflict with Islamist insurgents, and some analysts and diplomats say social unrest now rivals militant violence as the biggest threat to stability.
The government has announced an investment plan worth $286 billion over the next four years to create jobs and improve living conditions. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has also promised 1 million new housing units by 2014.In October last year, protesters in another neighbourhood of Algiers threw petrol bombs at police in several days of rioting over housing conditions.
Youth revolt across the UK
STUDENTS and schoolchildren all across the UK rose up against neoliberal plans to raise university fees and slash education funding.
But more impressive still was the news of walkouts, protests and occupations come in from cities and towns all over the country.
Indymedia reports that occupations, teach-ins and walkouts have been reported at places including the University of Kent, Birmingham, Loughborough, Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Essex, Hastings, Winchester, Dursley, Leominster, Bradford, Warwick.
There was also action in Newcastle (reports 1 and 2), Durham, Bristol (reports 1, 2 and 3), Leeds, Cardiff, London - [ULU], [Royal Holloway] [SOAS] [Roehampton] - Glasgow, Plymouth, Sheffield (reports 1, 2, 3, 4), Brighton, Oxford (reports 1 and 2), Nottingham, Manchester and many more...
Says the report: "By Wednesday afternoon, a large demonstration in London included around 3000 people kettled in Whitehall between two police lines (with around 2000 in the surrounding area), a police van smashed and many street fires keeping people warm.
"More trouble was reported in Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester (4 arrests reported).
"In Oxford, students and civilians occupied the iconic Radcliffe Camera, and are calling for supporters to join them. Reports indicate the occupiers are enjoying themselves, having managed to bring in a sound system!
"Many of the occupiers, including those in Cardiff, have announced their intention to remain in occupation until their demands have been met.
"Cops in Bristol were spotted on duty without their numbers displayed, which we'd been assured would never happen again."Another day of action is being called for Tuedsay November 30.
Larissa, Greece - Trial of Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos
In the 22 November trial of Alfredo and Christos for bank robbery in Trikala, Alfredo M. Bonnano was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment (which practically means that with the time served so far and the fact that he is over 70 years old, he was released). Christos Stratigopoulos (who took responsibility for the action) was sentenced to 8 years and 9 months and with the Greek law will probably be released at the end 2011.
a statement by one of the comrades:
"From the first instance it became clear that the judge and attorney wanted a fast trial without any ideological characteristics and with the only guide being the criminal record of the accused. In short, they wanted to prove that Alfredo Bonanno was the leader, the moral perpetrator of the robbery and that Christos was the pupil, the one who executed the plan.
Yet thanks to the solid evidence, the witnesses who testified in support of the two and the great contribution of the lawyers (Papadakis, Kourtovik, Sineli), these claims collapsed.
It “hurt” them that Alfredo was free, that he has essentially served his sentence – and they looked for any legal or other trick in order to torture him further. And so, from the prison of Larisa he was transported to the city’s police headquarters under the pretext of the approval of his exit from the country by the headquarters in Athens.
There they informed us that apart from the Interpol alert, they would also hold him until their political senior officers would “judge” whether he would be deported in accordance to article 106 of the presidential decree of 2007. Late in the night, after calling a Larisa-based lawyer, we were informed that Alfredo had been arrested anew in accordance to the above article, as he was considered a threat to public security and unwelcome in Greece!
Once again he had to prove the obvious! A 74-year old man with very poor health was considered dangerous. The same went for us, who were waiting outside, the very few comrades sitting at a bench: they sent Riot Police, DIAS and Zita motorcycle cops, undercovers and the anti-terrorist unit to guard us, since we posed a threat to public security!
Faced with this obvious political revanchist action, played within a strategically covered psychological warfare against Alfredo, we had to decide whether to appeal at the Larisa court, which would mean Alfredo would remain detained until the decision was made or until the Greek state would decide to officially deport him. The instant solution given by his lawyers was for him to be released on Tuesday afternoon and to leave on his own from Larisa to Italy through Athens in the coming days.
After everything comrades lived through from the day of their arrest up until yesterday, as well as for the rest of Christos’ days in prison, they wish and we wish to extend a huge “thank you” to all friends and comrades from Konitsa who came to our support, the friends from Ioanina and across Greece as well as abroad who stood by our side, giving us courage and psychological, moral and financial support.
To the comrades we extend our hand, we unite our camaraderie in a dynamic of anarchist solidarity…"
Nottingham, UK - Smashed Windows & Graffiti @ Conservative Offices
Nov. 18 2010 - Damage was done to the Conservative Party Nottingham Office last night.
Obviously as a protest against the governments cuts to welfare, public service, care etc etc .... [oooops sorry, I meant the governments public spending review].
Some windows had been smashed along the wall in King Edward Street and there were some painted messages including "Fight the cuts" and "Tory Scum".
Windows have now been boarded up, awaiting the glaziers. This is the latest expression of peoples anger at these proposals. There have been other examples around the city including County Hall and a firm of baliffs offices.
In a statement, they said: "We did this because we believe in acting autonomously with the rage in our hearts. And we did this in solidarity with those arrested for being at Millbank, and all people who are getting fucked over by the cuts and capitalism on a daily basis."
Lisbon, Portugal - Two anarchists arrested at Portuguese frontier in possession of weapons and pamphlets
Lisbon, 16 nov. (Apcom) - Two anarchists were arrested at the Portuguese frontier this morning, in possession of weapons and pamphlets, after controls have been restored in forecast of the next Nato summit. This was announced by the police.
A Spanish man of 27 years and a Portuguese of 33 were arrested at dawn at the frontier of Caia/Elvas (east of Portugal) while they transported "pamphlets of an anarchist kind and against the police" , besides many traditional weapons among which " a machete of 40 centimetres" , police specified in an official notice.
Portugal has decided to re-establish control of the frontiers from the 16 to 20 November for " to guarantee from inner emergency and the maintenance of public order " in occasion of the next summit of the Atlantic alliance, due be opened Friday in the presence of twenty-eight heads of government or state, among which American president Barack Obama. According to the Portuguese government, this " exceptional measure" is aimed at " preventing entry into the Country of citizens or groups that habitually create disorder or behave in such a way that is susceptible to compromising security".
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Athens - Arson attack on a school of journalism
15/11/2010 - Late at night in the area of Kolonaki (rich area) of Athens a school of journalism was under attack. The people who did it left some gas cans outside the building and set them on fire….
Zurich, Switzerland - Paint attack on the Prison Service
17/11/2010 On the night of 7/11/2010 we attacked the office for the enforcement of sentences and measures of Zurich with paint. Through this we give a signal that the resistance can not be stopped or even be dismantled by any of the repressive aspects!
Marco Camenisch has with Billy, Costa and Silvia taken a collective first step. Soon after, Billy and Costa and were transferred to other jails.
A Campaign for Freedom of the prisoners in prolonged detention has placed Mark at the centre of the protests in solidarity. There have been many related initiatives!
Mark has been transferred as punishment by the psychiatrist Thomas Noll, the direction of the jail Pòschwies ...
The struggle with the revolutionary prisoners is not dismantled with these devices.
Our response: now more than ever!
Inside and out - one struggle against the State and capital!
Solidarity with the revolutionary prisoners!
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
France - numerous prison revolts across France against overcrowded prisons, where prisoners are held on the borderline of human dignity.
Calm was restored after French riot police fired tear gas and attacked prisoners with batons.
Similar revolts were suppressed at prisons in Marseilles, Fresnes and Rennes.
Many human rights groups have described French prisons as the worst detention centers in the world, with dingy and windowless cells, moldy bathrooms and small courtyards that mostly host fistfights between the prisoners.
The country’s prisons have won notoriety for their record suicide rates with last year having witnessed 115 prisoners committing suicide and 1,200 unsuccessfully attempting to do so.
Cap-Haitien, Haiti - Barricades, police station torched in riots against UN troops, blaming them for cholera epidemic
15/11/2010 - PORT-AU-PRINCE - Protesters in Haiti who blame United Nations troops for a cholera epidemic that has killed hundreds attacked U.N. peacekeepers with rocks in two cities on Monday, raising questions about security ahead of presidential elections this month, authorities said.
In Haiti's second city of Cap-Haitien in the North, hundreds of protesters yelling anti-U.N. slogans hurled stones at U.N. peacekeepers, set up burning barricades and torched a police station, Haitian officials said.
"The whole city is blocked, businesses and schools have closed, cars have been burned. It's chaos here," a businessman in Cap-Haitien, Georgesmain Prophete, told Reuters.
Adouin Zephirin, the government representative in Cap-Haitien, said some injuries were reported but no deaths.
At Hinche in the central region, demonstrators threw stones at Nepalese troops who have been the subject of widespread rumors that they brought to Haiti the cholera bacteria behind the month-long epidemic.
The U.N. mission in Haiti, which is helping the poor Caribbean country rebuild after a devastating January 12 earthquake, has denied rumors that latrines close to a river at the Nepalese U.N. camp were the cause of the cholera outbreak.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said DNA testing shows the cholera strain in Haiti is most closely related to a strain from South Asia. But it has not pinpointed the source or linked it directly to the Nepalese troops, whom the U.N. says tested negative for the disease.
The epidemic, which has killed more than 900 people and sickened close to 15,000, has inflicted another crisis on the Western Hemisphere's poorest state as it struggles to rebuild from the quake that killed more than 250,000. Fear, uncertainty and anger have swept the country already traumatized by the quake, which also left 1.5 million homeless.
Brussels - Wild demo against prisons
Friday 12 november - Around 18h, in the pouring rain, about 50 persons started a wild demonstration against the new detention centre for immigrants in Steenokkerzeel and against all prisons. The demo started in Anderlecht. The demonstrators distributed pamhplets, launched fireworks and smoke bombs, shouting slogans against the detention centres, the State, in solidarity with the revolts in the prisons etc., which was welcomed with enthousiasm by a lot of people passing by and living in the neighbourhood.
Police patrols who tried to approach the demo were received, as it should be, with paint bombs, flour and stones.
The windows of a car belonging to Carlson Wagonlit (with collaborates with deportations) and some windows of a building of the SNCB (national railroad company participating to raids against people without papers) were smashed.
A smoke bomb was thrown under a car of the national television passing there by 'luck'. The demo passed the South Station and entered in the neighbourhood of Saint-Gilles. At this point, more and more police patrols tried to close off the demo. Fences and construction material was put on the road to hinder them.
Once in Saint-Gilles, the demostrators dispersed. Police couldn't arrest anybody.
Pamphlets distributed on the demo can be found back at http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/580
Responsibility claim for the arson of 10 cars of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
Sunday, November 14, 2010
“... If someone escapes in any way from the invincible monstrosity of a society that is now wild and monstrous because of cannibalistic prejudice and terrible ignorance or from the sadistic devaluation of this rotten society which believes that it has the right to judge and sentence a person because he came to an action that the above society is never in a position to understand, it ts a highly revolutionary action...”
In period where the leaders are carrying out their democratic duties, we are realising our conscious ideals. In the sewer of phoney claims of rights, we keep our individuality whole and active. Denying victimization, we place ourselves in the position of the attacker, the hunter. We do not accept any reconciliation with anyone for the improvement of conditions. Initiavely we intervene creating our inssurrectional, chaotic hearths.
In this ridiculous democratic process of voting, the substance of the existing social condition is de-crystalliazed. The masks of society are rtorn off. On one side slavery and subjugation and on the other authoritarian perversion and arrogance.
The voters behind the window front of claim and intervention in the public matters that are provided for them by the democracy, hide their phobias, passivity, moderation and their mood for a comfortable life where they will never have responsibility for what happens to them.
This way the suburban culture of subjugation is maintained and perpetuated together with the rottening of this world.
On the other are the representatives of dominance. These ghosts whose role is to dominate, to maintain and defend the unsound building of capitalism.
The blabbering pricks with the folky physiognomy, that aim to move the always docile herd with expired oratories and promises of exchange of favours.
From the menu of democracy of course are not absent also the mouldy pseudo-revolutionary ideologies about disobedience and defying the regime, the practical application of which never escapes from the frames of legality. The most detestable role of the left however is that of the democratizer. In periods of revolts it tries to “break” the destructive negativism of the revolters towards all social structures, aiming to put them in a apologetic dialogue with the state, playing the institutional role of the mediator as a valve of unsuction that was established by the system itself. For this systemic role it should constitute a target of revolutionary forces, breaking the informal immunity of the past.
Outside all this are the revolutionaries that are organizing in new urban guerrilla warfare. Many comrades like us selected to precede first on the attack. Early hours of Saturday 6th of November we delivered to flames 10 vehicles of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization in a outdoor parking space on Sholiou street in the cop dominated area of Agia Paraskeui precisely behind the den of the snitches of Hellenic Radio and Tv. This action is in solidarity to the hostage urban guerillas Panagiotis Argiro and Gerasimos Tsakalos. There is no more beautiful way of demonstrating solidarity and the widening the revolutionary conscience from the continuation and the excerbation of guerrilla action.
The creation of hearths of antiauthority, the continuation of the devastating fury to each aspect of the state and capitalism is for us the most ideal way of supporting the hostage comrades.
FREEDOM TO THE URBAN GUERILLAS PANAGIOTIS ARGIROU AND GERASIMOS TSAKALOS
We send arsoning signals to the wanted comrades...
COALITION OF TERRORISTS – FIGHTERS OF THE ABYSS
boubourAs translation actforfreedomnow!
Bologna, Italy - Sabotage in solidarity with Billy, Costa and Silvia
da finoallafine.info Information received anonymously via email:" During the night of October 6 a relay mast was set fire to under the bridge of via Libia, in Bologna. The enormous pylon was so damaged that it had to be felled and a month still hasn't been re-erected. For Billy, Costa and Silvia, attacking structures and those responsible for control and exploitation."Fri, 12/11/2010 –
London - Tens of thousands of students from all over the country demonstrate anger at government plans. Tory headquarters in Millbank Tower stormed.
The corporate media, the government and even the National Union of student’s president were quick to blame the actions on a “small rogue minority” of “socialists and anarchists who led the nice middle class kids astray, despite the participation of an estimated 5000+. (Around 10% of the march) The “despicable ,“ “mindless,” “hardcore” mob “hell bent on destruction and chaos” was mostly made of school, college and university students many of whom professed to this being their first political protest. This action was bigger than just the issue of tuition fees; it was a manifestation of years of years of undemocratic rule, unequal opportunity and frankly a refusal to accept a system that most people clearly see as rotten and working against them.
Xanthi, northern Greece - Immediate solidarity following the fascist attack on Radio Revolt in Thessaloniki
Yesterday, a few hours after the fascist attack on Radio Revolt (Thessaloniki), we expressed our solidarity by destroying 2 cash points outside the main branch of the Bank of Greece, Xanthi, North Greece.
Our solidarity does not stop here.
BACK FASCISTS we are going to destroy you one by one.
the ungrateful children
Radio Revolt anarchist radio station in Thessaloniki burnt down by fascists
On Tuesday night at 23.00 the occupied train carriage hosting the anarchist radio station
Radio Revolt at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki was attacked by fascists, who set it on fire. The few comrades who were in the carriage at the time of the attack are well in their health. According to reports on Athens IMC, fire brigade units in the area refused to intervene. The carriage has been destroyed completely.
East Jerusalem - arrests and injuries when Palestinians try to stop Israeli soldiers dressed as Arabs from entering neighbourhood
According to area resident Mahmoud Sayyam, the unit of Israeli soldiers dressed as Arabs entered the area on Wednesday evening. When Palestinians tried to stop them, the soldiers threw tear gas canisters, which resulted in the four injuries.
Eyewitnesses said five others were arrested during the operation, from the Zeitoun, Da’na, Muhtasib, and al-Razim families.
In nearby ‘Issawiya, another violent clash erupted between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces when the latter attempted to close off a main entryway with concrete blocks.
In related news, an Israeli court released local youth Jamal Farj Da’na from eight days of house arrest in Silwan. Malik Hadad, another Silwan youth, had his detention extended until the November 14
Montevideo, Uruguay - Protest at the Embassy of Argentina in solidarity with prisoners
10/11/2010 - A group of 20 anarchist protesters hurled four liquid tar bombs yesterday on to the front of the Argentinan embassy in Cuareim in the centre of Montevideo. They were complaining about the raid on a student centre located in the Devoto prison in Argentina, on 23 September. Protest. The young people assembled at 16 hours outside the embassy.
The search warrant of the judge was due to the Federal Penitentiary Service maintaining that there was a virtual kidnapping gang in the centre. The raid took place as a teacher was giving a class.
The same September 23, seven students of the University Center of Devoto (CUD) went on hunger strike. According to the anarchist group, the search warrant at the centre was not notified to the authorities of the UBA. The CUD is part of a program of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), which enables young people to undertake tertiary studies in prisons.
The protesters, who were between 20 and 25, arrived in the area of the Embassy at about 16 hours and placed themselves on the pavement opposite the building. After staying there for five minutes, fifteen of them crossed the street and dropped four bombs of liquid tar on the building, two in the front and two in the door. In addition, they hung a banner reading "solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike in Devoto and Marcos Paz." The Embassy was open, the protesters did not enter.
The policeman that guards the door of the building had gone to the toilet at the time that the protesters arrived. A passing police car saw the incident and reported it to the Sectional 3 rd. The anarchists remained in place for fifteen minutes. They left fliers, "graffitied" the facade and read out a proclamation. The group could not be identified by the police.
Commissioner Rocca, at the scene, told Ultimas Noticias that "this type of event is rare, and usually the events are preannounced."
The protesters also denounced the death in Argentina of the militant Mariano Ferreira of the Workers' Party, which occurred on September 20 following a clash at a rally of railway workers. This crime has not yet been resolved by the Argentinian judiciary.
Buenos Aires - Bomb at the Provincial headquarters of Rio Negro in revenge for the death by police of 16 year old Mapuche, Guillermo Trafiñanco
Buenos Aires - the night of Monday, November 8 we placed a bomb at the door of the headquarters of the province of Rio Negro, in the filthy city of Buenos Aires.
The bomb consisted of two bottles filled with inflammable material and at the bottom, two low-potential explosives. After leaving it there, we decided to make two warning calls to avoid causing harm to the unwary passers-by, and why not, so that the police felt the fury of the oppressed in their faces (which did not happen, because the cowards had taken all the necessary precautions to carry out their miserable job).
We remind the politicians, judges, police officers and those who support them that their daily terror will not remain unpaid.
With special love and complicity with our brothers and sisters anarchists locked up / in Chile and for all / and all the prisoners in war.
For the armed insurrection, for the destruction of the world of authority.
Circulo del Caos
Bogotá, Colombia - Riot of students of the Pedagogical University
8 Nov. 2010, Bogotá - Students faced the police with stones when they turned up with four anti-riot vehicles. Traffic was closed for three hours on 72 and 73 streets and carrera 11, in the vicinity of the Pedagogical University.
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Liège, Belgium - Fire in shopping gallery
Guadalajara, Mexico - bomb at the Secretariat of Guadalajara Rural Development
9/11/2010 - Mexico - Guadalajara, Jalisco - Alarm was recorded this Sunday night outside the building of the Secretariat of Rural Development, after an explosive device was detonated. The blast caused damage to the windows of the apartment and one of the walls, no pedestrian was struck in the attack.
The object consisted of three cylinders of butane gas, attached to a steel pipe filled with gunpowder, all triggered by a fuse.
The boom (similar to that of a grenade), which was noted by vigilantes, was caused by one of the containers which, with the explosion, triggered a blaze that destroyed a window and an adjacent wall. It is suspected that the attack was perpetrated by a radical environmental or anti-globalization group.
Now the Procurator of State Justice will pass to the control of the security video recordings to try to identify those responsible. The private security guard who watches the building told the SSPE State police that he just saw a man of about 30 years get out of a truck and approach the place where the bomb was detonated.
Laayoune, Morocco - Clashes after muderous raid on Gdeim Izik protest camp.
According to sources on the ground, the protesters were left with little choice but to return (many on foot) to the capital Laayoune, some 15km away. The Moroccan actions allegedly triggered the violence and protests that have subsequently broken out in the streets of Laayoune. Unconfirmed reports claim that at least seven people have been killed, including a 90 year-old man, who has not been seen since the dismantling of the protest camp earlier this morning. The same reports also claim that the port, the post office building, the regional television station building and other district government buildings are in flames. Spanish newspaper, El Mundo and newswire service Europa Press, confirm reports of the confrontations in the city, as Moroccan soldiers in armoured vehicles attack Saharawi defending themselves with sticks and stones. The security forces are said to be searching the city, house-by-house, and arresting many Saharawi civilians.
A spokesman for the Moroccan administration, Khalid Naciri, confirmed that security forces had dismantled the camp, alleging that the ‘illegal activity’ of some protesters was ‘preventing the Saharawi from abandoning their installations’ thus leaving the authorities no choice but ‘to take action’. The Saharawi human rights organisation, Sahara Thawra, whose website www.saharathawra.com has ominously been taken offline in the last few minutes as it reported with live updates on events, affirmed earlier that ‘everyone is being attacked, children, women, men, the elderly. It is a one-on-one struggle against all Saharawi citizens. They are destroying the tents and part of the camp is burning.’ The head of communications for the committee in charge of the protest camp, Omar El-Mumeiry, speaking from Laayoune, said ‘we don’t know many more details because communications have been cut with those left inside the camp’.
As the violence escalates beyond control in the capital Laayoune, Saharawi sources and supporters worldwide are urging the international community to take immediate action to restore order and prevent further loss of life. Reports coming out of the territory are confused and alarming. By maintaining silence, the UK government and its European counterparts are not only implicitly condoning the actions of the Moroccan army and security forces in their brutal repression of this protest, but are indeed complicit in it.
Dannenberg, Germany - 3,000 protesters block tracks disrupting a shipment of Castor containers of nuclear waste
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Larnaca, Cyprus - Wild clashes when nationalists attack anti-racism festival
5 Nov 2010 - Bloody episodes in Larnaca. Violent events unfolded this afternoon on the quay in Larnaca Palm Tree Promenade, between nationalist demonstrators and people attending the annual''Rainbow''anti-racism festival and ''Cypriots and immigrants united against Crisis''organized by KISA.
First information says there are more than five wounded, one of which may be severe, as he received stab wounds. The nationalists' front, which consisted of the organization "Greek Resistance Movement", the PAK and the “Movement for the Salvation of Cyprus" marched shouting abusive slogans against immigrants and settlers, while calling "against illegal immigration, against “the Islamization of the country," and for the “immediate abolition of provocative allowances etc. of political refugees. " According to confirmed information a member of the Democratic Party, Zacharias Koula, was there on the side of the nationalists.
Around 19:30 the nationalists started a march at European Square and along the coastal road to the church of St. Lazarus, at a time when people were attending the anti-racism festival in the seaside boulevard and sidewalks and chanting slogans in support of diversity. A strong police intervention failed to prevent incidents between the two sides. A woman police officer was injured. Three migrants were beaten and a young girl received a stone to her head.
According to eyewitnesses nationalists threw stones, chairs, bottles, sticks, flares and bullets against the anti-racism festival goers, and "did not hesitate to push even young children who were playing at the festival.” An eyewitness who participated in the festival states that "the police instead of protecting us, who were now being attacked in an institutionalized attack on the festival, backed the Nationalists.
Friday, 5 November 2010
Hundreds riot in southwestern China, dozens injured
Thu, Nov 04, 2010 HONG KONG – A mass riot in southwestern China left dozens injured after angry villagers took to the streets in protest against a road construction project, Hong Kong media reported Thursday.
Hundreds of villagers in southern Yunnan province clashed with police and construction workers during the riot in Zhaotong City on Tuesday, Hong Kong broadcaster RTHK said.
Hong Kong cable television Thursday showed footage of the villagers armed with shovels and sticks overturning vehicles, including police cars, and smashing car windshields before setting them on fire.
The riot left more than 20 people injured and 48 cars destroyed, RTHK said, adding that the villagers were unhappy with the amount of compensation they had received for government-acquired land used in the project.
The broadcaster quoted Zhaotong City authorities as saying a special team had been mobilised to handle the matter, which they said was under control.
Brussels - Molotov cocktails against buildings of Federal Judiciary Police
BRUSSELS - Molotov cocktails were thrown against the buildings of the Judiciary Federal Police in Brussels. This was said by the television news of VTM and confirmed by the federal police.The incendiary projectiles were thrown from the Kortenberglaan in Bruxelles against one of the sides of the buildings where the central directions of Federal Police concerning economic and financial fraud (DJF) and of the technical and scientific police (DJT) are. On the wall, traces of the flames of eight meters can be seen. On the inside of the buildings, the damage is limited. The authors are said to have broken the windows. Investigation is lead by the police of the zone Brussels-Ixelles3.11.2010
Brussels - 40 masked people attack police with molotovs
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Athens - Night attacks in solidarity with Panagioti Argirou and Gerasimo Tsakalou accused of sending explosive letters
WE DEDICATE OUR HITS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARRESTED REVOLUTIONARY HOSTAGES PANAGIOTI ARGIROU AND GERASIMO TSAKALOU ACCUSED OF SENDING LETTER-BOMBS. OUR SOLIDARITY TO THE COMRADES HOSTAGES. ATTACK WITH ALL MEANS AVAILABLE. SEE YOU SOON.....
UK - Third night of rioting at prison complex near Doncaster
A prison source told the BBC prisoners were rioting in the adult section at Moorland prison, near Doncaster.
Fire engines, police and ambulance were at the scene and extra prison officers were seen entering the complex.
Violence flared at the adjacent Moorland Young Offenders Institution after prisoners refused to return to their cells on Tuesday and Wednesday.
As a result of damage caused to the buildings, 86 prisoners were earlier transferred to other prisons.
A Prison Service spokesman confirmed a "disturbance" started on the adult side of the site at 1930 GMT.
Around 100 officers were scrambled from jails in South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, to help restore calm after violence flared at Moorland Young Offenders Institution, Hatfield Woodhouse, near Doncaster, on Tuesday.
The riot broke out at 8.50pm and was not declared over until 1.15am next day.
They said the riot broke out during a period of association, where prisoners are given free time to mix with others in a communal area, but that tensions had been rising all day.
South Yorkshire Police officers, paramedics and the fire brigade were called to the prison on Tuesday night.
At 7pm on Wednesday night, a fight broke out on a houseblock at Moorland prison which resulted in 42 young offenders refusing to return to their cells. Prison Service Tornado teams entered the prison at 1am. The prisoners offered no resistance.
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK - Tornado response teams in riot gear go into Warren Hill juvenile prison
3/11/2010 - About 60 prisoners aged between 15 and 18 refused to return to their cells at Warren Hill, in Woodbridge, Suffolk, at about 7.30pm on Tuesday.
After a stand-off Tornado response teams in riot gear went in at 0540 GMT and regained control, with no resistance being offered.
The wing at Warren Hill is understood to have suffered extensive damage.
All 138 of the young prisoners may be moved because a set of keys disappeared.
As a result all the locks may have to be changed.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Dhaka - Factory guards fire blanks from rifles against rioting workers at H & M factory
2/11/2010 - DHAKA — Hundreds of protesting Bangladeshi garment workers fought riot police and ransacked a factory north of Dhaka on Tuesday demanding full implementation of a new government-backed wage hike.
Factory guards fired blanks from their rifles and police used tear gas and baton charges to break up the 500 protesting workers, leaving at least five people injured including an inspector, police said.
The workers smashed windows at the AmanTex complex, which stitches clothes for Swedish retail giant H&M and other clients, accusing the factory of ignoring Monday’s mandatory pay hike.
All Bangladesh’s 4,500 garment factories, which produce clothes for many Western brands, must now pay workers at least 3,000 taka (43 dollars) a month — up 80 percent from the minimum wage set in 2006.
Experienced employees who earn more than average say the government’s deal means that they should also see an 80 percent rise, but many factories have disagreed.
“Experienced workers (at AmanTex) became furious after learning that the new pay-hike approved by the government did not benefit them much,” local police chief Nazmul Haq told AFP.
Local Bangla-language news agency Sheershanews said more than 30 workers were injured.
Tens of thousands of workers staged violent strikes and protests in late July and August which shut factories, hitting exports hard.
Garments accounted for 80 percent of Bangladesh’s 16.20 billion dollars of annual exports last year. The country’s factories employ more than three million workers, about 85 percent of them women.
Tehran - 100 "hooligans" arrested in neighborhood-based security plan
3/11/2010 - Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedinia announced on Tuesday that more than 100 hooligans were arrested in Tehran in a special operation on Monday.
Talking to reporters, he said that a “neighborhood-based security plan” was started in Tehran from first of Aban (Oct. 23).
Sajedinia noted that first phase of the operation was implemented to arrest thieves, pickpockets and burglars, adding many criminals have been arrested this week.The police chief added that the second phase of the plan aiming to fight against hooligans and those who harass others, started two days ago.
He noted that hooligans were identified by police and arrested on orders of judicial authorities.He went on to say that during this operation 94 men and six women were arrested Monday night, and nine firearms, several stolen motorcycles, alcoholic drinks, and cold weapons were seized.4,580 grams of synthetic drug was also seized and seven men and four women were arrested in this regard, he explained.
Sajedinia noted that 400 other suspects have been identified and these people will be arrested in Tehran during upcoming days.
On the order of judicial authorities, police has expressed its readiness to display the hooligans in the neighborhood to be a lesson for others, he added.
He noted that the arrested hoodlums are between 19 to 30 years old. The official uttered that police implements criminal control plan in which all of the arrested hooligans are obliged to report to police on a weekly basis and their activities are observed carefully.
Athens - One of the two arrested for the story of the letter bombs appears at the Court of Appeals
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - The Court of Appeal was attended by one of the two youths arrested yesterday in Pangrati for package bombs addressed to French President and embassies of foreign countries. The 22 year old was brought to the Court of Appeal concerning a pending arrest warrant for involvement in the organization "Conspiracy of Cells of Fire."
The warrant having been executed, the 22 year old will be transferred along with the 24 year old second person arrested to the First Instance Court Prosecutor for prosecution. The 24 year old comrade is wanted for the same organization for which the prosecutor has, however, not indicted.
“We do not recognize this procedure and we do not apologize”
The two arrested yesterday accused of sending letter-bombs to embassies will appear in front of the interrogator on Thursday 4/11/10 at 10am.
The two comrades declared to the interrogator today that they do not recognize the procedure and that they do not apologize. The interrogator gave them until Thursday when they have to appear again. According to their lawyer Gianna Kourtovik, they held the same attitude at the police h/q as well.
The parents of the two accused who were called to identify them refused to appear.
Giugliano, Terzigno, Naples - Clashes continue against open dumps and tonnes of rubbish
1 11 2010 - ROME Demonstrators protesting plans to dump garbage from nearby Naples in their community clashed with police again Monday, hampering efforts to clear the city of tonnes of stinking refuse, the Ansa news agency reported.
One demonstrator was hurt in the exchange, struck in the face by a police officer, as protesters mobilised in Giugliano against a move to unload garbage at the Raverna del Re site, the agency said.
Naples remained choked by 2,200 tonnes of garbage..
Firefighters from Naples and surrounding towns were called out 40 times overnight to douse dustbin fires burning in the centre of the city.
..There have been violent confrontations in the past two weeks between police and residents of Terzigno, near Naples, who are demanding the closure of one open-air dump and have rejected a plan to open a second.
..refuse cannot be fully cleared from Naples because of problems in two communities, Chiaiano and Giugliano, that were to have received garbage destined for Terzingo.
The long-running issue has been blamed on a lack of local incinerators as well as landfill sites controlled by the local mafia, the Camorra, some of which were used for the illegal dumping of toxic waste.
Occupied Melillia, Marocco - Spanish authorities impose total blackout as clashes go on
- Clashes between the Spanish police and demonstrators resumed, on Wednesday in the Moroccan Spanish-occupied city of Melillia, and extended to several neighborhoods in the city, according to a well-informed source.
The demonstrators demand the release of eight people, who were arrested following Tuesday's incidents, in addition to social demands, notably the right to work and to equality of opportunity, the same source explained. The Spanish police resorted to the use of tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, the source underlined, adding that no information is currently available on possible victims. The source stated that reinforcement troops were dispatched from Spain to overcome this unprecedented tense situation, while more are expected to arrive on Thursday morning.
Spanish police stepped in to disperse large numbers of demonstrators, from the suburbs, protesting against their deteriorating living conditions, the same source said.
The Spanish authorities still impose a total blackout on these events, while local media always resort to misinformation about these clashes.
On Sunday, Spanish police banned the Moroccan journalist Fatima Zahra Jdili from entering the occupied cities of Melillia and Sebta, considering her a “persona non grata.”
The Moroccan press union (SNPM) denounced this “oppressive attitude,” as it is part of the attempts to spread disinformation and impose a black-out on social events in the occupied Melillia.
It also contradicts the Spanish government’s slogans of respect for human rights, press freedom and democracy, the SNPM said.
Athens, Greece - Letter bombs target embassies
ATHENS, Greece (Nov. 2) -- Greek police said booby-trapped parcels exploded outside the Swiss and Russian embassies in Athens, but no injuries were reported.
Two other parcel bombs bound for the Bulgarian and Chilean embassies were also seized and detonated. A further package addressed to the German embassy was returned to the courier company and destroyed.
Parcels seizes on Monday included at least one addressed to the office of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
It remained unclear whether police and counter-terrorism units scrambling across the capital were probing more suspicious parcels.
..Two men, disguised with wigs and baseball bats, were arrested late Monday after a parcel bomb bound for the Mexican embassy exploded at a private courier company, lightly injuring a female worker.
One of the men arrested was wanted in connection with a Greek radical anarchist group that set off small bomb attacks in the past, AP said. The men, 22 and 24, have not been identified.
The men were wearing wigs and one was wearing a bulletproof vest. They had pistols and two other mail bombs, including one addressed to Sarkozy. They are both Greek.
When a suspicious package arrived today at the Swiss embassy in the posh, tree-lined district of Kolonaki, embassy personnel tossed it into the embassy courtyard, where it detonated. Minutes later, police foiled an attack at the Bulgarian embassy when a suspicious envelope was spotted by the mission's security guards.
"They tracked down the sender but he insisted he had never sent a parcel to the embassy," police official Petros Panos said. "The package had a bomb." He said bomb experts also carried out a "controlled explosion" before parliament, in the bustling heart of Athens, after a courier driving to the Chilean embassy spotted a suspicious parcel in his van.
London, UK - 21-year-old girl student found guilty of trying to kill Labour MP in revenge for him voting for the 2003 invasion of Iraq
A 21-year-old female student was on Tuesday found guilty of trying to murder Labour MP Stephen Timms in revenge for him voting for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Roshonara Choudhry stabbed the former Treasury minister twice in the stomach during a knife attack at his east London constituency office on May 14.
The assault was a "punishment" and "to get revenge for the people of Iraq", prosecutor William Boyce told the Old Bailey.
Choudhry refused to attend court. She told her barrister Jeremy Dein that she did not accept its jurisdiction and did not wish him to challenge the prosecution case.
She was convicted Tuesday after less than 15 minutes of deliberation. She is due to be sentenced Wednesday.
The decision to join US-led invasion was the most controversial episode of Labour's 13-year tenure, provoking huge protests, divisions within the party and accusations that then Prime Minister Tony Blair had deceived the public about the reasons for invasion.
Monday, 1 November 2010
Madrid: Two banks attacked in solidarity with imprisoned anarchists
Indy Madrid, Saturday, 30/10/2010 - Yesterday morning a cashpoint of the Caixa bank in a neighbourhood south of Madrid was burned, and just after a branch of the Santander bank (already attacked last week) was stoned. Tags "solidarity with anarchist prisoners" and "murderous Chilean State" could be found.
For permanent revolt!
Immediate release for Billy, Costa and Silvia!
Freedom for the anarchists imprisoned by the Chilean State!
Solidarity is more than words, use every possible means.
DUTCH antifascists see off attempt by British extreme rightists EDL to export their brand of thuggery
1/11/2010 - DUTCH antifascists have seen off an attempt by British extreme rightists EDL to export their brand of thuggery across the North Sea.
Intending to lend support to the anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders, the EDL found themselves outnumbered by opponents, including Ajax football fans, and had their minbus trashed.
Says a statement from Antifa! Amsterdam "The demonstration of the EDL / DDL was an outright failure, not more than 50 protesters eventually took the trouble to show their support for Wilders."This while the organization, even after the forced relocation to a middle of nowhere spot in the western docklands, still said this week to expect up to 1,000 supporters."In the end, the meager turnout (in particular on the part of the Dutch Defence League, only a few of the protesters were Dutch) and the fierce resistance that they were confronted with should be an omen about the future prospects of their crossing of the channel."This while simultaneously a broad range of hundreds of people and dozens of groups showed throughout the city their disapproval and anger about the coming of the racist scum to the capital."
Antifa! Amsterdam expresses support and appreciation to each and everyone who has gone out on the streets today against racism and xenophobia.
Police injured during violent clashes at illegal rave in London
Several police officers were hurt after bottles and bricks were thrown during the disturbance in High Holborn, the Metropolitan police said. One needed hospital treatment for a minor head injury but was later discharged. At least seven people were arrested for suspected public order offences.
Police were first called to the event in a disused building at 11.20pm last night. They said some people became aggressive after being asked to leave the area and commanders then called in dozens of riot squad officers from the Met’s territorial support group (TSG).
A number of buildings and vehicles were damaged during the affray but most of the revellers went back into the eight-storey building where the event was taking place after the clashes. “Most of the people are still there,” said a Met spokesman. “They have gone back inside the building, and are going ahead with the rave. Officers at the scene have a watching brief.”
As the rave continued into the morning with deafening music blaring out, the atmosphere inside was said to be friendly. Hundreds of revellers spilled out onto New Oxford Street, many dressed in Halloween costumes. There were ravers in boiler suits, bear suits, and jester costumes, and an array of hoodies, top hats, fluorescent caps and dreadlocks.
Athens - Solidarity gathering Monday 1st of November,Appeals Court
1/11/2010 - Maria Beraha (the partner of Kostas Gournas) and Nikos Malapanis, have both been charged with participation in the Revolutionary struggle group. Appearing before the prosecutor general this morning, they were both released pending their testimony on 11 November 2010 at the same time 9.00 Appeals Court, Athens.
Kostas Gournas has won his struggle to be transferred to Korydallos prison closer to his partner and twin children. Nikos Maziotis had joined Gournas in the hunger strike.
Greece - French president, Nikola Sarkozy, allegedly the recipient of a booby-trap bomb intercepted in Athens
A courier company employee was slightly injured this morning in the neighbourhood of Pagrati, in Athens: a booby-trap bomb exploded in her hands; the letter supposedly had the embassy of Mexico in Greece as its recipient.
Following the injury, police have arrested two male men aged 22 and 24, which according to the police were carrying a package with two home-made explosive mechanisms and two GLOCK-type guns. The two bombs were allegedly addressed to the Belgian Embassy in Athens and to the French president, Nikola Sarkozy.
Following the arrests and further police investigation, another trapped letter was found in the offices of a different courier company in the same neighbourhood; this letter had the embassy of the Netherlands in Greece as its final recipient.
UK - Borehole Drilling Machine sabotaged in solidarity with The Happendon Wood Action
29/10/2010 “Extensive damage has been caused to a mobile vertical borehole drilling machine at the proposed Glentaggart East open cast coal mine in South Lanarkshire. This action, taken during the night of the 29th of October, was carried out anonymously by those acting in solidarity with The Happendon Wood Action Camp (THWAC), and in support of the residents of the Douglas Valley.
The sabotage was carried out as an act of resistance to Scottish Coal’s recently submitted proposals to begin open cast coal mining on a new site between the current Glentaggart and Mainshill mines and to begin work at two new sites in the area, including yet another extension to Broken Cross as well as in Auldton Hights, nearby Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire.
No longer shall Scottish Coal and South Lanarkshire Council be allowed to continue their rape and pillage of the land. We refuse to stand by as they rip open the ground and gouge out its flesh for their profit and at the local communities detriment. We take this action as a statement of the fact that we will not see human greed create a world where the food is too posionous to eat, the water is too defiled to drink and the air is too polluted to breathe, whilst all around us the climate is thrown into chaos as the sky falls on our heads whilst the seas come up to our necks.
End Civ Now!”