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Berlin: Gürtelstraße 39 update

On Sunday evening, August 31st, a large demo started from Warschauer Straße in Friedrichshain and reached the Gürtelstraße and Scharnweberstraße junction, at one of the police blockades around the besieged former hostel, where refugees are threatened with eviction and deportation process since the morning of the 26th. The participation of people in solidarity in the [...]

Berlin: Raw news from the refugee protest in Friedrichshain

on the 28th of August there was an evening demo from Frankfurter Tor with around 500 people. cops tried to break it two times. they beat up people. one arrest was confirmed. the demo was crumbling after the arab group (antiimperialist communist group, which also organised the ‘revolutionary may 1st demo’) announced that the cops [...]

‘Attack’ against Berlin Foreigners Registration Office in Moabit

Racism kills!

Tonight, in the early hours of Saturday, August 30th, 2014, we – a small group of small humans – smashed the windows of your workplace and sprayed slogans on your walls.

It’s not your windowpanes and walls, we know it, it’s the windows of your employer, the windows of your State, which [...]

Berlin: Gürtelstraße 39 solidarity group update

Translators’ note: Below is an update from August 27th, 2014 retrieved from linksunten.indymedia.org. We may not share all of the views expressed, but we feel it offers a good overview of the situation. The German original text is also spread in the streets.

Refugees are still protesting on the roof of the hostel on Gürtelstraße [...]

Berlin: Raw news following crackdown on refugees in Friedrichshain

previous updates here

August 27th, after 16:00 (local time):

- refugees are still occupying the roof of the former hostel Georgenhof in Gürtelstraße (the hotel Georgenhof, where anti-riots cops were stationed yesterday, is another building right next to the hostel)

- the cops deny them food, water and any contact with their lawyers; [...]

Cyprus: Refugees staged a rooftop protest at the Mennogeia detention centre

After consecutive incidents of suicide and self-harm of detainees in Cyprus prisons, five inmates of Iranian origin and another from Afghanistan, locked up in the Mennogeia detention centre in Larnaca, staged a protest on the roof of the prison building on the morning of August 25th, 2014 to demand the end of their detention. In [...]

Germany: Large-scale police operation against refugees in Berlin

Since yesterday, August 25th, 2014, after reports in the mainstream media that the migration office rejected the applications for asylum of 108 refugees, there have been preparations for the eviction of these refugees, who occupied the Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg in the past (and were evicted in early April 2014) but later signed contracts with the [...]

Greece: Incendiary attack on neo-Nazi’s vehicle in Veria

We will crush every facet of fascism

Over the last period, there were two unsuccessful arson attacks with gas canisters by fascists of the Imathia Patriotic Movement against the self-managed space ‘La Rage’ in the city of Veria (northern Greece). The attacks of these fascists, who are practically nonexistent in the local context, aimed to [...]

Welcome to Greece – No Lager Assembly’s poster seen in the streets of Athens

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Athens: Announcement by Kouvelou squat

Maroussi, northern suburb of Athens August 1st, 2014 – 22:50 (local time)

Today, August 1st, one hundred Golden Dawn members attacked our squat, the Epavli Kouvelou, with the tolerance of the Greek police.

This was not a random incident, but rather happened during their planned motorized demo which started from their now-closed offices in Neo [...]

Athens – Kouvelou squat attacked by fascists: Call for gathering at Maroussi metro station

Maroussi, northern suburb of Athens August 1st, 2014 – 19:50 (local time)

Nearly 100 fascists, who arrived in the area on motorcycles, attacked the Kouvelou squat but were repelled by comrades who were in the building. At this moment the squat is tightly surrounded by anti-riot squads and motorcycle police units. There are wounded comrades [...]

Poster in solidarity with the current (prisoner-)struggles against the prison society

German original

8th Balkan Anarchist Bookfair: Over the Walls of Nationalism (September 2014)

Eighth Balkan Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on 5th and 6th of September 2014 as part of Anti-fascist festival, annual Mostar event.

We invite all anarchist/antiauthoritarian groups, individuals, publishers, initiatives and projects from Balkan (and beyond) to come and participate at BAB in discussions and meetings which will help us [...]

Greece: Update regarding the monstrous bill on maximum security prisons

After some modifications to the draft bill on maximum security prisons, the recess section of the Greek Parliament is now prepared to vote on this new law on Monday, July 7th. Perhaps it will take another summer session for the final voting, but their plan is to pass the bill no matter what… A protest [...]

Niš, Serbia: World solidarity against the World Cup

Antifa crew from Niš doesn’t remain silent while the Brazilian state conducts terror in the streets. A banner was hung at one of the city’s overpasses, reading: “World solidarity against the World Cup – Support favela riots – AFA Niš”. While corporations, states and the media promote the World Cup, which directly brings unhappiness to [...]

Berlin: Some impressions from anti-eviction protest in Kreuzberg

previous updates here

Below is a brief update from street protest against the besiege of the refugee squat in Ohlauer Street, in Kreuzberg, threatened with complete eviction since the 24th of June. We write this down to share what we experienced on July 1st, hoping that it can somehow help comrades to form a view [...]

Greece prisoner hunger strike suspended

Stencil painted during PA’s gathering in the proximity of Koridallos prison, in Athens on the 1st of July, referring to prisoner Ilir Kareli (murdered by prison staff after his transfer from Malandrino to Nigrita), who stabbed a prison guard to death with an improvised knife: “A good start was made in Malandrino prison; every [...]

Athens: Vehicles at a Skoda dealership set on fire in solidarity with prisoners all over Greece

From Monday, June 23rd a mass hunger strike is being carried out in most prisons by inmates opposing the new omnibus bill, which aims to create maximum security prisons and restructure-tighten the penal code.

An inauguration of maximum security prisons is meant to complete the puzzle of repression that is being systematically structured in recent [...]

Marseille, France: Solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike in Greece

A banner was placed in central square of Marseille, and the text of the prisoners was distributed in French.

SOLIDARITY TO IMPRISONED COMRADES ON HUNGER STRIKE. SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON!

UK: Leaflets given out in London on the 28th of June, in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Click image to read a leaflet handed out at a noise demo outside Holloway prison and at a meeting in solidarity with anti-eviction fighters raided and arrested in Turin, Italy on the 3rd of June (constantly updated list of comrades in prison or house arrest here).

It’s time to act with all means in solidarity [...]

Berlin: Poster against the eviction and besiege of the refugees in Ohlauer Street +Updates

Patras: Surprise noise demo outside the prison of Aghios Stefanos

On Sunday morning, June 29th, some 50 comrades went to Aghios Stefanos prison in Patras, where 550 prisoners are on hunger strike. Local authorities were caught off guard and reacted in panic. Through loudspeakers, the administration ordered the prison staff to lock inmates who had entered the yard back in their cells.

Upon arrival, comrades [...]

Greek prisons: The struggle against maximum security prisons intensifies

Anti-prison banners in Florina, northern Greece (June 27th, 2014): “4,400 prisoners on hunger strike against maximum security prisons” “Neither penal nor political prisoners, explosives and fire to every prison (A)”

Chania, Crete Island, Greece (June 27th, 2014)

As of June 27th (5th day of mass hunger strike), more inmates have joined the hunger [...]

Athens: Reportback from anti-prison demo

“No tolerance to Type C prisons and every other form of captivity (A)” “Long live Anarchy” (slogans painted on June 28th at Syntagma Square)

According to rough estimates, nearly 4,000 individuals participated in the anarchist-antiauthoritarian demonstration on the 28th of June in downtown Athens.

People in struggle and in solidarity are obviously not figures [...]

Berlin: „Kugeln für Herrmann, Henkel, Panhoff“ – Arson on Tempelhof-Kreuzberg District Court

We bring light into the darkness…

A militant intervention: 4 tires, 10 liters of petrol.

In the night toward Friday, June 27th, 2014, we set fire to the district court in Kreuzberg. This is only a small symbolic act to support our friends in struggle against the prevailing conditions.

Our solidarity goes to the refugees [...]