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Chile: A brief reflection on the September 8th bombing and its media consequences

“(…) Human strike, today, means refusing to play the role of the victim. Attacking it. Reappropriating violence. Arrogating impunity to ourselves. Making the paralyzed citizens understand that whether or not they go to war they are at war anyway. That when people tell us it’s either you do this or you die, it’s [...]

Italian prisons: Strike of anarchist prisoners in solidarity with Graziano Mazzarelli

Since Monday, September 1st, comrade Chiara Zenobi, NO TAV prisoner who is currently held in Rebibbia prison in Rome, has been on yard strike, refusing to go out on scheduled yard time, to protest against the isolation imposed on Graziano Mazzarelli, anarchist kept in solitary confinement at Borgo San Nicola prison in Lecce since his [...]

USA: Missouri Prison Newsletter, Issue #6 – Ferguson

Summer In The City A Prisoner Publication For Missouri and Beyond, September-October 2014

The Missouri Prison Newsletter is distributed to (about 150) people in prisons across the US, but focusing on those incarcerated in Missouri and Illinois.

This issue focuses specifically on the recent uprisings in Ferguson, MO, and contains original personal accounts of [...]

Dortmund, Germany: Summary of the fight for the social center Avanti

graffiti in the evicted church

Church squatted In the evening of Friday the 22nd of August 2014, activists occupied the former St. Albertus Magnus church in Dortmund which was unused for over 7 years. Only minutes after the occupation was made public, nearly 40 supporters came to the area and held a gathering in [...]

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 [...]

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; [...]

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: Open letter of Revolutionary Struggle member Pola Roupa from clandestinity

On July 16th, 2014 the armed dogs of the establishment unleashed a fierce manhunt, and comrade Nikos Maziotis, member of the Revolutionary Struggle, was hit by a cop’s bullet and fell covered in blood. The comrade gave his battle against the cops that were chasing him. The state apparatus in its totality triumphed over the [...]

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 [...]

Bologna: Poster about the proceeding for the events in Piazza Verdi in 2007

I prefer insanity to their normality On July 15, 2014, the investigation of the proceeding for the facts in Piazza Verdi in Bologna in 2007* was concluded, a trial against five comrades which has not yet reached even a first-instance judgment.

On this occasion the public prosecutor Simone Purgato asked for high sentences ranging from [...]

Greece: Text by anarchist Stella Antoniou after her detention in Thessaloniki

On July 14th, I traveled from Athens to Thessaloniki to stay there until the 16th of July, when I planned to return to Athens; personally, when I got bail conditions, I was not banned from exiting Attica.

There I was hosted by a couple of comrades. Thanos Chatziaggelou, who is one of the comrades that [...]

Athens: Comrades raided by police in Exarchia

After Nikos Maziotis was recaptured, anti-terror cops stormed a house of comrades in Exarchia on the 17th of July and conducted a search, denying them the right to the presence of a lawyer. In addition, five of those who gathered in solidarity in front of the house were detained (the five comrades were released after [...]

[Cybrigade] Update following yesterday’s shutdown of espiv server

On July 8th, 2014, members of the Cybrigade admin crew, as well as representatives of the Proledialers (call-centre workers, whose blog is hosted on espiv), went to the Panteion university premises. Their presence was enough to put the server back in operation.

The attempted silencing of hundreds of collectives that use the espiv infrastructure was [...]

[Cybrigade] About espiv.net server shutdown on 7/7

[8/7/2014: espiv back online]

Today, Monday, July 7th, 2014, the rector of the Panteion University (in Athens, where espiv server is located) ordered that the espiv server be unplugged and put out of service. The pretext was an extrajudicial notice which was served to the university administration by the owner of the call-centre [...]

Solidarity with the struggle in Brazil -a message from Berlin

While others were watching the football match between Brazil and Colombia our thoughts were somewhere else. We don’t cheer for any team, especially when we know that there are people outside of the stadiums, in the streets and in the neighbourhoods that lost their houses or even lost their friends and family members. We can’t [...]

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 [...]

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

Greece: Flyer by relatives and friends of prisoners in struggle

Type C-maximum security prisons, which the government is prepared to vote for, are intended for the political adversaries of the system, the anarchists, the communists, and “indiscipline” prisoners… They are a prison within a prison, guarded by Greek police’s forces, in which inmates will have to serve 10 full years, with constraints on communication and [...]

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 [...]

Dark Matter Publications: MFAH, Blackmail 3 & The SHAC Model (zine)

New zine released by Dark Matter Publications and hosted by 325: ‘Militant Forces Against HLS (MFAH), Blackmail 3 & The SHAC Model’. An animal liberationist zine about the fight against Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS).

You may read it here. Distribute at your own risk.

I claim this opportunity to dedicate this zine to Darko Mathers. [...]