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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. [...]

Berlin: An update on the situation at the refugee school in Ohlauer Street

According to a brief report from the 26th of June, here, cops have announced that they will enter the school very soon to “check the situation”. There is a danger that they will use this action to evict the place entirely. Also, they are obviously trying to disturb the cell phone signals in order to [...]

Berlin: Some news from anti-eviction struggle in Kreuzberg

Main updates from various linksunten posts related to the eviction of Gerhart Hauptmann Schule, the refugee school in Ohlauer Street, Kreuzberg:

Yesterday (24/6), cops initially ordered the “shelter security” company to invade the occupied school; police forces entered the building later on. The eviction process was suspended during the night, scheduled to continue the next [...]

Greece: Anti-prison protest outside Prime Minister’s house in Athens – Upcoming demos

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x207dfl

On the evening of June 24th – 2nd day of mass hunger strike of over 3,900 prisoners across Greece — nearly 60 anarchists made an anti-prison intervention outside the house of Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece, in the northern suburb of Kifissia, Athens.

Comrades threw anti-repression leaflets in the streets and shouted slogans [...]

Berlin: Raw updates from anti-eviction demo in Kreuzberg

At around 20:00, comrades report that the cops have attacked the demo against the eviction of the squatted school at Ohlauer Street, storming against people from all sides since the very beginning. The protesters are several hundred (nearly 500). Cops are present in masses in all of the area (Kreuzberg). Comrades are trying to verify [...]

Berlin: Eviction of squatted refugee school – Call for support and spontaneous demonstrations

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, at midday — the squatted school at Ohlauer Street is being evicted right now. On-site support is still needed; at 7pm, there will be a spontaneous demonstration starting from Kottbusser Tor, Berlin.

At 10am, menacing looking undercover cops entered the schoolyard. Later on, 900 cops surrounded the school. The district authorities [...]

Germany: Smoke signals from Dresden

Deutsche Bahn in Neustadt went up in flames as a token of solidarity with combatants in Greece. Already in February 2013, the ‘Chaotics of the Night’ torched cars of Deutsche Bahn to send a sign of solidarity to Greece. On May 30th, 2014 we did something similar, and crept over the urban paths of Dresden [...]

Athens: Protest in defense of the Prosfygika housing complex, threatened with sell-off and a massive forced eviction

Communities of the future are built in squatted neighbourhoods –SY.KA.PRO (‘Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika’)

“The sole mission of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund is to maximize the proceeds of the Hellenic Republic from the development and/or sale of assets. (…) Privatization is not seen as a mere sale of assets; rather, it is [...]

Warsaw: Contra Info at Resist Festival

Members of Contra Info translation counter-information network have been invited to participate in the second day of the 4th edition of Resist Festival in Warsaw. On Saturday, June 14th, from 17pm, we make a brief contribution in solidarity with anti-repression struggles in Greece and the rebellion in face of repression in Brazil of the FIFA [...]

Athens: Shots fired at the facade of the squatted social centre VOX on June 3rd, 2014

‘Residents/workers/collectives united we resist mafias and drugs. Thursday, June 5th at 18:30: demonstration in the neighbourhood; popular assembly in the square. Meeting point: corner of Spyridonos Trikoupi and Stournari streets. –Committee of Exarchia residents’ initiative’

In the early hours of Tuesday, June 3rd, at about 02:30, unknown people fired at least 5 shots at [...]

Amsterdam: Benefit bar in solidarity with Thodoris Sipsas, who is wrongfully accused in the case of the Marfin bank arson

Comrade Thodoris Sipsas has been framed for the tragic incident in the Marfin bank branch on May 5, 2010, indicted on charges that were blatantly fabricated. The court case is scheduled to take place in Athens in December 2014.

A solidarity bar will be held on June 14 in the anarchist library at Infokafee Bollox [...]

Athens, Greece: ‘The Barbarian’ #3 out now

The Barbarian Anarcho-Tourist Review

Click image to read the third issue (1/2014).

Nantes: Call for a demo and decentralized actions of solidarity against repression of the anti-airport movement

Cops, judges, screws: get your hands off! On February 22nd, 2014, more than 50,000 people gathered in Nantes for the biggest anti-airport demonstration ever. As it was declared illegal by the prefecture, it quickly faced stunning repression; hundreds of over-armed cops surrounded the demo while a huge anti-riot wall blocked the central street of the [...]

Athens: Police crackdown on migrant street vendors and people in solidarity at ASOEE faculty on April 8th, 2014

Antifa banner in Thissio (Athens, 12/4): “Solidarity with the migrant street vendors of ASOEE”

In the last month, the police have unleashed a show of force at the Athens University of Economics and Business, more commonly known as ASOEE (on Patission Street). Every day, all kinds of cops are deployed around the faculty aiming [...]