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A dead end – Gaza is theatre of war, the world is watching

In Gaza the dead are being counted after yet another aggression of the Israeli State. The siege and suffocation of this plot of land, which is the Gaza strip, are accomplished facts since a long time ago. The bloody military incursions are simply their horrible confirmation.

The arrogance with which the Israeli army is waging [...]

Istanbul, Turkey: From the day of Berkin Elvan’s funeral

Berkin Elvan, who sustained severe head injury from a gas canister in June 2013, died on March 11th, 2014. The boy’s funeral was held on March 12th in the Feriköy cemetery in Istanbul’s Şişli district. Berkin had only turned 15 while still in coma.

The police attacked the massive crowd that demonstrated in Şişli for [...]

France: Communiqué by GADI – Call for antifascist counter-protests on April 5th, 2014

On January 26th, the fascist organizers of the “Day of Anger” march gathered many of their militants in Paris.

They paraded with clearly anti-Semitic slogans and Nazi salutes. Neo-Nazi groups (such as the Petainists youth) were alongside the National Front (FN) politicians, as well as many representatives of clearly fascist movements: royalists, religious extremists, negationists, [...]

Vienna: Pizzeria Anarchia squat under eviction threat

Pizzeria Anarchia is a squat in Vienna that exists since a bit more than two years. Now, it is in danger of being evicted. The date given by the court for the squatters to leave is February 5th, 2014. Click image to read the call in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian …

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Piraeus, Greece: Fascist attack on the anarchist hangout Resalto in Keratsini

LET US SMASH FASCISM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

On Saturday morning, January 25th, in the district of Keratsini in Piraeus (port of Athens), a large assault militia of neo-Nazis desecrated the entire place where Pavlos Fyssas was murdered by Golden Dawn member in September 2013. Shorty after that, nearly 80 Golden Dawn members attacked the [...]

Germany: Recent events in Hamburg

Here is an article from the anarchist newssheet “Wut im Bauch” (distributed only in paper form) about recent events in Hamburg. Additionally, there is a short report-back from a further “wild stroll” against control, which occurred recently. The texts in German here.

Out of Control

For the last few months, in Hamburg, there has [...]

Girona, Catalonia: Mas Castelló squatters resisted eviction attempt

related articles: i, ii

In the context of a late-summer camp against the M.A.T. (very high tension power line) in Fellines, close to the city of Girona, activists squatted an abandoned masía (farmhouse) near Orriols, in order to hold activities related to the resistance camp. The building was occupied in [...]

Athens: Bus fare evader dead after scuffle with ticket inspector

In the night of August 13th, a ticker inspector inside a moving trolley bus pressured a 19-year-old to hand over his identity card and pay a fine for not having a ticket, threatening to take him to the nearest police station should he not comply with his authority. After some moments, the bus driver [...]

İstanbul: Cops stormed Taksim on June 11th

Announcement by the Revolutionary Anarchist Action (Devrimci Anarşist Faaliyet, DAF):

Against the State and police terror: Our rage is growing, so does our struggle!

The ongoing occupation of Taksim Square and Gezi Park was attacked by the police this morning (June 11th, 2013). After the meeting of the council of ministers yesterday, the police [...]

Dortmund, Germany: Solidarity action with the revolt in Turkey

On the 4th of June an unauthorized anarchist rally took place at the Katharinentreppen, just opposite the main railway station of Dortmund, and a spontaneous demonstration followed on the city’s central commercial street, Westenhellweg.

Around 80 participants were gathered at the rally, which began at 7pm according to schedule. Three militant speeches were read [...]

Kaunas, Lithuania: Banner drop for the rebellion in Turkey

This banner was found in Kaunas, Lithuania. It’s a solidarity gesture for the rebels in Turkey.

İstanbul: Reportback from Beşiktaş and Taksim

The TV channel CNNtürk broadcasted a documentary about penguins at the same time that thousands of people were clashing out on the streets, so somebody made this video to mock them:

In the morning of June 3rd, after two days of heavy clashes in the district of Beşiktaş, police presence there was huge. Cops were [...]

Turkey: Raw news from the Taksim Gezi Park struggle and ongoing riots

Banner on Lesvos Island (opposite Turkish shores): ‘Solidarity with the rebels in Turkey’

On June 1st we were in Taksim at about 3pm. After clashes that started in the morning, police was forced to leave the area. The cops disappeared for some hours. For two hours there was no police presence in any area [...]

Turkey: Few slogans chanted in the streets of İstanbul – Ongoing street protests and police repression on June 1st

solidarity banner at Liontaria square in Heraklion, Crete (Greece)

faşizme karşı omuz omuza / stand shoulder-to-shoulder against fascism

hükümet istifa / government, resign

katil Erdoğan / murderer Erdoğan

Taksim bizim, İstanbul bizim / Taksim is ours, Istanbul is ours

direne direne kazanacağız / we will win by resisting

her yer Taksim, her yer direniş [...]

İstanbul, Turkey: Raw updates from the occupation at Taksim Gezi Park

Crowd of protesters at Istiklal street, Istanbul

Please contribute info from the streets.

The occupation of Taksim Gezi Park in İstanbul began on May 28th, 2013. Following the police raid in the park area on May 30th, hackers from the RedHack sabotaged the website of the Beyoglu police headquarters in response [...]

Switzerland: Rhymes of resistance and solidarity from Geneva

The collective “Les Partisans du Hip Hop” has one goal: unite revolutionary hip-hop and support autonomous, anarchist and antifascist struggle.

Big up from the heart of the beast!

RAGE – Antifascist Network Geneva – Agitation Network Geneva

Listen and download the collection of subversive sounds “Rap Guerrilla” by Les Partisans du Hip Hop, recently performed [...]

İstanbul, Turkey: Taksim Gezi Park occupied

It is the third day of occupation of Taksim Gezi Park in İstanbul. The protest camp started when construction vehicles entered the park and tried to pull out the trees.

Government wants to build a shopping mall at the location of the park. So, many people are camping in Taksim Gezi Park to defend [...]

Resistance to the Nordic mining boom – Action camp in Finnish North Karelia starting the 18th of June 2013

More info: TURVA – Action network against uranium industry

Northern Greece: Struggle against the gold-mining projects in the Halkidiki Peninsula

OUR SILENCE… THEIR GOLD: Video of the Open Coordinative of Thessaloniki against the goldmines that was first screened in an event of counter-information at Aristotelous Square in the city of Thessaloniki (April 26, 2012) —press cc button to enable English subtitles (trans. by Contra Info)

Porto, Portugal: “Repression is the fear of the powerful”

Reclaim your freedom and resist collectively against the repressive State! Fascism shall not pass! Solidarity!

click on photo to read the solidarity text by CasaViva

Athens: Antifascist acts in Zografou and Halandri – Two self-organized centres went under attack

‘Yes to love, no to turnoff; beat the fascists ten times a day’ (slogan which rhymes in Greek)

Below is a short summary of the events in Zografou, based on raw reports that were transmitted here:

Late in the evening of February 2nd (day that fascists commemorated the ‘Imia conflict’, and particularly the Golden [...]

Heraklion, Crete: Head-to-head clash between antifascists and neo-Nazis

(some trophies from the fight with the golden dawn thugs)

In the evening of January 15th, 2013 antifascists confronted a Nazi group of the Chrissi Avgi/Golden Dawn party in the city of Heraklion, on Crete.

Approximately 30 fascists were passing out their texts for the second time on one of the city’s avenues. A [...]

Ano Petralona, Athens: Invitation to the Children’s Space in PIKPA squat

Let’s get together this Sunday, January 6th, from 12pm at the Children’s Space in PIKPA squat, which is located on Timodimou and Antoniadou streets (in the vicinity of ‘Asyrmatos’) in the neighbourhood of Ano Petralona.

We want to have fun playing games and making children’s constructions. Later, we would like to cook and [...]

San José, Costa Rica: Reportback from a student demo on October 9th

In October 2012, San José (capital of Costa Rica) saw a large student demonstration against a veto that the country’s president Laura Chinchilla Miranda put on the law amendment which suggested the free use of copyrighted material or intellectual property for nonprofit educational purposes. In other words, she recently blocked the decision of the [...]

Trikala: A letter from prison

Good evening, comrades, from the D2 wing of the Trikala closed prison.

Autumn 2012 saw a lot of action in this particular wing. In September, we stopped working in our section but also in almost all the prison wards. It was a massive protest, in which all prisoners participated, that [...]