Reclaim The Fields: Invitation to the European Assembly 2017 [EN-FR-DE-CAS-PL-IT-PT-RO]

via : http://reclaimthefields.noflag.org.uk/?page_id=1385

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Dear Stars,

You are invited to join the European assembly of Reclaim the Fields 2017, which will take place in Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany, between 18th and 22nd of January 2017. The meeting will be hosted by the community-supported agriculture project Gartencoop and will take place in the autonomous center “KTS”.

http://www.gartencoop.org/tunsel/

http://www.kts-freiburg.org/spip/spip.php

***About the assembly***

The  assemblies happen every year during winter. Generally they bring together people active in RTF constellation, but everybody is welcome. 

The goals of the assembly are:

  • meet and exchange information amongst the stars and local groups since last year;
  • exchange and debate on themes that matters to us across Europe and beyond;
  • to see where we are at with our European Reclaim the Fields constellation: what was decided last year, for what results, what we need to do to continue, and what future plans we have;
  • to have fun and build relationships between us!

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Galliners (Cataluña): Kan Bici Resisteix ! [CAT-CAS-ENG]

kan bici es queda[CAT]

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[ENG] below

GALLINERS: KAN BICI RESISTEIX!
(Pla de l’Estany)

Després de 50 mesos d’okupació aquests dias van arribar notícies des del palau de
la injustícia: La data del jucio civil (desnonament precari) van fixar pel proper Dijous
19 de Gener 2017, a les 10.00h del matí en el jutjat de Girona! (Sala 07, Planta 3, Avgda.
Ramon Folch, Jutgat de Girona)

La modificació de la llei d’enjuciamiento civil, concretament de l’articulo 440, permet als
propietaris de kases okupades aconseguir més rapid (entre 3 i 6 mesos) el desallotja-
ment/desnonament dels seus immobles. En comptes de respectar les situacions fotudes
(precàries) de moltes persones, l’estat accelera les seves mesures repressives ignorant
la seva pròpia Constitució i les decisiones del Tribunal Europeu de Strasburgo, donant
així més poder a la cega defensa de la propietat privada i l’especulació immobiliària.

La Generalitat de Catalunya, mitjançant la seva Comissió d’assistència juridica gratuïta,
denega a les persones sense recursos economicos, l’assignació gratuita d’advoqueu@
i procurador/a, perquè no estan empadronades o no poden demostrar la seva situació
precària, encara que siguin jutjades justament per aquesta raó, com en el cas de Kan Bici.
1600 famílies desnonades al llarg de l’any 2016 a Catalunya demostren de sobres que la
lluita contra la pobresa de l’estat és la lluita contra les personas sense recursos econo-
micos i la modificació de lleis per fer-los encara més vulnerables davant els atacs de la
màfia immobiliària.

Aqui al poble ningú pot entendre perquè el propietari de Kan Bici reclama la kasa per via
judicial després de tant temps d’okupació i sense buscar la comunicació prèvia. Tampoc
demostra cap intenció d’arreglar la kasa o d’un ús alternatiu. Després de diversos intents
des de la nostra part d’arribar a un acord amb el propietari, solament rebem demandes de
“recompensaciones” economicas injustificades (entre 4.800 i 6.000€), la ignorància de les
nostres propostes (comentar-ho amb les paraules “que hagan una propuesta decente”) i
insults per part de la seva advocada.

No se sap com interpretarà el jutjat aquestes actituds “generoses” i especialment el fet
que la finca que inclou Kan Bici i Mas Viader la té llogada a la fabrica de pinsos de Galliners
i cobra per ella 9.000€ al any…! Dubtem que una persona a la qual pertanyen tantes propie-
tades (40 masias + terres) realment té la necessitat de tirar algú de kasa qui cuida la seva
kasa i una part de la seva finca, encara que no té recursos economicos suficients per fer-se
càrrec per a grans inversions o obres, i menys pagar una renda habitual.

Però llavors, que és el problema? Pot ser que “algú” li ha pressionat o li ha fet una proposta
lucrativa per a l’ús de la kasa? Cuales són els motius per actuar d’aquesta manera?
Està implicat l’ajuntament o altres entitats poderoses/ institutionals?

Doncs anem a veure que passa en el jucio i si les parts implicades s’atreveixen co- ficar el
crim covard de desallotjar Kan Bici.

Resistir fins a la fi!
Kan Bici es queda en Galliners!
No als desnonaments i desallotjaments!
Stop impunitat especulativa!
Un desallotjament altra okupació!

Galliners, 15 de Desembre 2016

PD: El ultim cambi stratetic del propitari és reclamar la kasa com
“necesitat propia” i “arreglar-la kasa”…
Ës un espectacle public on tot el mon pot entrar qui és interessat i/o
sent afinitat. Benvinguts tots gests de solidaritat!
________________________________________________________________
Algunes paraules més sobre la història de Kan Bici…

Després de 6 mesos d’okupació de Kan Pons en St. Marçal de Quarantella (Vildemuls) la kasa
va ser desallotjada per almenys 7 furgonetes antidisturbis dels Mossos a l’octubre del 2012.

A la fi del mateix mes s’okupó Kan Bici en Galliners, una kasa que estava almenys 6 anys aban-
donada i en un estat fatal. L@s vecin@s del poble es mostraron en aquest moment content@s
amb l’okupació de la kasa. Van passar 4 anys i derrepente el propietari Jose de Puig va interposar
una demanda judicial ^desnonament precari”sense cap intent previ de comunicació. A més cobra
per la finca en la qual es troben els habitatges Kan Bici i Més Viader un lloguer de 9.000€ al any de
la fabrica de pinsos de Galliners. . .

Després del coneixement de la demanda des de la kasa okupada va haver-hi diversos intents i una
proposta concreta per solucionar el conflicte i arribar a un acord amb el propietari. Ëste va respondre
conformi però amb la condició d’un pagament previ d’al voltant 5.000€ que el faria postoriormente un
contracte de lloguer. Ësta condició no es pot acceptar, ja que es vaig haver de fer reformes per fer la
kasa habitable, la qual cosa va costar en treballs i materials uns 10.000€.A més en aquests 4 anys de
l’okupació de la kasa, a cap moment el propietari va mostrar interès ni es va posar en contacte.

[CAS] [ENG]
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Solidarity With Trans Prisoners: upcoming Noise Demo at HMP Doncaster [ENG]

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January 22nd is International Day of Solidarity With Trans Prisoners, a day to highlight the struggles of our siblings behind bars and fight for a world without prisons.

Following the tragic and preventable death of Jenny Swift last month we will be demonstrating outside HMP Doncaster at 4pm after visiting hours. Wrap up warm, bring torches, glow sticks, sparklers, bright things, and things to make noise – we want to be loud enough for the people held inside to hear and let them know they’re not forgotten. Sound systems, loudhalers, drums, pots and pans, anything you can think of!

HMP Doncaster is 22 mins walk from Doncaster train station, well connected by rail. Manchester No Prisons are organising minibuses from Manchester and will be able to shuttle people from the station to the prison and back on the day, Leeds Action for Trans Health are coming from Leeds, Sheffield Action for Trans Health and Queer Agenda Sheffield – QAShare organising lifts from Sheffield. We’ll update with more information about lifts as it becomes available – comment on the event if you’re driving and have spaces going.

Love and rage,

Action for Trans Health

via : http://rabble.org.uk/

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The Swedish Kings of Cyberwar [ENG]

First published:  22.12.2016

On April 24, 2013, just weeks before Edward Snowden went public with his leaks about mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, General Keith B. Alexander, then the head of the NSA, welcomed a group of Swedish intelligence officials to a secret three-day meeting at NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. In the delegation were Ingvar Åkesson, the longtime director of Sweden’s National Defense Radio Establishment (known as the FRA, for Försvarets radioanstalt), a shadowy Swedish government intelligence agency, and five members of Åkesson’s senior staff. One of the aims of the meeting was to discuss Sweden’s growing importance to the NSA.

 

In a 2008 law, the FRA had been given expansive powers by the Swedish government to vacuum up all communications traveling over fiber optic networks into and out of Sweden—including e-mails, text messages, and telephone calls. This was of great interest to the NSA, not least because a large percentage of Russian communications traveled through Sweden. In 2011, the Swedes began sharing their surveillance data with the NSA, which included—as NSA officials described it at the time of the meeting—a “unique collection [of communications data] on high-priority Russian targets such as leadership, internal politics, and energy.”

 

Noting the Swedish spy agency’s unusual technical abilities and reputation for secrecy, NSA officials also viewed it as an ideal collaborator on its hacking and cyberwarfare project, called Quantum. One of the Quantum programs was an ambitious operation called WINTERLIGHT, which aimed at secretly hacking into high-value foreign computers and computer networks to obtain not only communications data but also any information stored on the hard drives or servers in question. Possible targets might be the administrators of foreign computer networks, government ministries, oil, defense, and other major corporations, as well as suspected terrorist groups or other designated individuals. Similar Quantum operations have targeted OPEC headquarters in Vienna, as well as Belgacom, a Belgian telecom company whose clients include the European Commission and the European Parliament.

 

According to NSA documents, WINTERLIGHT was using a complex attack strategy to secretly implant a malware program on the targeted computer or network. The NSA’s malware would then divert any signals between those computers and the Internet through “rogue” high-speed surveillance servers, called “FoxAcid” servers, allowing the NSA to access in stealth almost any of the user’s personal data—and even to tamper with data traveling from one user to another. The implications for both spying and offensive cyber operations were far-reaching. Wired has described how the attack on the Belgian telecom was able to [map] out the digital footprints of chosen workers, identifying the IP [internet protocol] addresses of work and personal computers as well as Skype, Gmail and social networking accounts such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Then they set up rogue pages, hosted on FoxAcid servers, to impersonate, for example, an employee’s legitimate LinkedIn profile page.

Significantly, while WINTERLIGHT was a joint effort between the NSA, the Swedish FRA, and the British GCHQ, the hacking attacks on computers and computer networks seem to have been initiated by the Swedes. The FRA was setting up the implants on targeted computers—known in NSA parlance as “tipping”—to redirect their signals to the surveillance servers, thus allowing the GCHQ and the NSA to access their data, in what are called “shots.” At the time of the April 2013 meeting, the NSA reported that “last month, we received a message from our Swedish partner that GCHQ received FRA QUANTUM tips that led to 100 shots.”

Since the extraordinary revelations that the Russian government sought to influence the 2016 US presidential election with information hacked from the computers of the Democratic National Committee and top Democratic officials, cybersecurity has become an urgent national priority. As US officials point out, the DNC hacking is only the latest in an accelerating series of Russia-linked cyberattacks aimed at political and other institutions in the West, including the Estonian government and media in 2007, the German Bundestag in 2015, Ukraine’s power grid in 2015, and the Swedish media in March 2016. Far less noted, however, has been the extent to which the US itself has coordinated with Sweden and other allies to develop hacking and surveillance tools that are far more advanced than the e-mail “phishing” strategies used in the recent Russian attacks. A major target of this technology is Russia itself.

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Serbia : Walls and fences [ENG] [SR]

serbia

Walls, walls …. fences, fences

This is the wall that is being constructed in this moment, in order to have a „Belgrade Waterfront“ advertisement hiding the view on the squatted warehouses.

serbia 2

These walls on the people who got evicted from the parks and found themselves a shelter in these buildings behind the train station, this is where they are living self-organized.
For months now about 800 people live in these occupied houses. There are people who are excluded from traveling officially,  delegalized by the system they constantly have to fear police raids. The other threat is the bulldozers of “Waterfront“ that can appear in any moment and demolish the squats. This threat is the same for the house of the Timotijević-family.
This is the “frontline“ of a neoliberal attack called gentrification. The attack is lead by the Waterfront-investors and its obedient local politicians.
The conditions to live inside these squatted houses are tough. There is a lack of everything. People are coming (back) or are being deported (from Hungary or Croatia) with serious injuries from police-beatings and despite all there is the everyday struggle with the cold.

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The media – quoting employees of the commissariat against refugees and representatives of the serbian authorities – are spreading interesting news: they are saying that apparently migrants are manipulated by some „unusual activists who do not communicate with other organizations“ and who are persuading them to to stay in the parks instead of going to the camps „where they are being treated in the most possible human, most possible polite way“. Interesting. Of course these journalists do not ask people on the move themselves if they have ever been talked into anything or for what reason someone doesn’t want to go to a camp.
In addition to all that, there is more and more stories from people who got deported from the -so called secure place – camp, to Macedonia.
People decide for themselves to live under extreme conditions. They prefer to live in community with the autonomy to decide, more freedom to move instead of living under the pressure of a institution where people are often humiliated and locked up. The alternative offered by the authorities is Preševo – a closed camp, where from the only exit is deportation back to Macedonia. So, between coldness and incarceration – what would you choose?

We also don´t forget Gaza and Palestine and all militarized walls and fences (there are more than 30 of them) and the state violence they are serving.

via : https://noborderserbia.wordpress.com/

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Turkey: Meydan anarchists – ‘we are being cornered’ [ENG]

turkey

Late last month the editor of Meydan anarchist newspaper in Istanbul was sentenced to a year and three months in prison for “supporting terror,” the latest in a string of attempts by the Turkish State to shut down dissenting voices against Erdogan’s government. Today we are proud to publish a translation of Meydan’s uncompromising response, from their latest edition. 

We are being cornered

With the fear and shock that constantly oppresses our lives, with the agendas that change by the day, by the hour, with the constant repetition we see in news articles, debates, newspapers and radios, with the shares and retweets, the media that takes us for idiots and is fed by manipulation, with the gentrification and demolition policies that erase our past, our identity and our memory, with the “illusion of democracy” that weakens and imprisons our freedom, and with the reality that becomes more and more incomprehensible everyday, we are being cornered.

We are being cornered because the rulers require it in order to declare their authority and assert their dominance over our stolen willpower. We are being cornered because the rulers require it to keep their power and to create new objects to use in their own wars. We are being cornered because this is the only way the government is able to create space for itself and exist.

We are being cornered by misery 

The days that have to keep going through the exhaustion, the bodies that fall powerless, the minds that become unhappy as they weaken…

The rulers submerge the streets that we use to walk to school in the mornings, to go to work and to catch a bus in darkness. They comer us with unhappiness by squeezing us into minibuses and metrobuses that are full to the brim and sending us to work at the crack of dawn. As the government comers us with unhappiness, they drag us towards hopelessness and despair.

We must resist the government that decides when we may sleep and when we must wake, that snatches our morning sun and pushes us towards darkness and despair in order to win back our bodies and minds. We must find the courage to defy those who would turn us into blind and deaf, unknowing and unfeeling individuals and break out of this complacency and cornered-ness.

We are being cornered by panic 

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Reclaim the Fields: Program for European Assembly 2017 [EN-FR-DE-SP-PL-PT-RO]

This post is also available in: French, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian

Update 06.01.2016

In two weeks we will see each other in Freiburg! We have for you some informations about content proposals and logistics. Please read this mail carefully because we want to prepare everything according to your needs and interests.

Content proposals
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We prepared a list of topics which we can discuss during the meeting. Some of them are proposals from Carrots and some are proposals sent through the registration form. We would like to know before the assembly what do you think about it and witch topics are the most interesting for you so please take some time to think about it and give us feedback. Of course we will talk about it during assembly as well but the more information we will have before the better we will prepare it.

Remember it’s not a fixed program. There are only proposals we still need to discuss.

Proposals around Reclaim the Fields network:
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– RtF history
– evaluation of last year
– regional groups meeting time
– discussion about bulletin
– discussion about finances
– presentation of the webtools (crabgrass, rtf website)
– RtF Camp and next assembly
– presentation of the stars

Proposals for discussions:
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– GMO struggle in Switzerland and rest of Europe
– Sustainable collective farms: exchange of experiences
– Ways to support each other and repression in our struggle
– Presentation of Bure, Wentland, Hambacher Forst
– Agriculture and migration
– Gender issue in agriculture
– G20 in Hamburg: bringing agriculture questions; (and COP23 and 24)
– Access to land
– How to build a network among engaged rural communities
– Independent seeds bank network

Other activities:
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– Visit of CSA projects in Freiburg
– Party (solidarity party with comrades from Poland)
– Workshop: mushroom DIY production (CONFIRMED)
– Workshop: how to cultivate Effective Microorganisms
– Seed swap
– Workshop on basic internet security (the 17th of january, CONFIRMED, see the end of this page)

We are waiting for your feedback and we invite you to support the facilitation of the meeting.

Logistics
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– When we start?

We expect to start the meeting on 18th of January after lunch. The social center that hosts us it is booked from 17th to 22nd of January, so it would be good if you can arrive on 17th or the latest on 18th before lunch. Information about KTS and how to find the place you will find in the invitation text: http://reclaimthefields.noflag.org.uk/?page_id=1385

– What to bring with you?

The accommodation is planned in few spaces. Most of us will stay in KTS but there will be also place in house projects. Remember to take with you sleeping mats and sleeping bags.

You are welcome to come with seeds to share as well as any kind of flyers, zines and other materials.

– Transport

If you are coming by car and have some free seats or you are looking for transport, we invite you to contribute or check the pad about car-sharing: https://mensuel.framapad.org/p/orga_repas

– Special needs

If you have any special needs about food, accommodation, language etc. please contact us by mail: contactrtf [at] riseup [dot] net
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Update 20.12.2016

In one month the European Assembly will start in Freiburg. It’s the moment to start thinking about content and plan your travel. You can check the invitation on the website and there you can also find the Registration Form (very important to fill asap), where we encourage you to make proposals for the content. It is really importat to have this information early so that we prepare the agenda according to your interests and needs.

We expect to start the meeting on 18th of January after lunch. The social center that hosts us it is booked from 17th to 22nd of January, so it would be good if you can arrive on 17th or the latest on 18th before lunch.

We would like to invite you to take part in the facilitation of some sessions. If you are interested you can join the facilitation meeting which will take place on the 18th at 10:00am.

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Workshop on basic internet security
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It will be a practical workshop on internet security and other online tool, with some views on security culture. It will last about 4-5 hours. Please bring your devices if you have (laptop-smartphone-USB-ecc). It’s directed to beginners, but all levels are welcome! you will learn how to use some of the tool that allows secure comunication (TOR, GPG, ecc) in very easy way (no geek) but it will also possible to install linux on your computer (if it’s the case please bring it empty), or answer to other informatic related questions. If you have specific questions or if you want to do something specific on your device, please send it to the email below, so we can organize it. The workshop will take place on 17th of January. It will start at 14:00 or after lunch and will continue untill 20:00 or dinner.
It’s _necessary_ to register, so if you are interested in joining, please send an email to this temporary address: pohskrow [at] riseup [dot] net, so we’ll know how many people will come.
TAGS: tor, gpg, tails, pidgin, xmpp, enigmail, icedove, private comunication, secure chat, privacy.

More info very soon!

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Squat: Against Apolitical Squatting! [ENG]

Source: https://en.squat.net/2015/11/14/london-against-apolitical-squatting/

Coming to Terms

In Camden, an eight-month squat is evicted by pigs and three are arrested under Section 144, the 2012 ban on residential squatting. A man in a SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SQUAT t-shirt waits for NELSN to forward a text. Two arrive from a council-estate squat further north. Builders begin to secure the building. Against Section 144, against increasing precarity and repression, broken self-identity and fractured organisation, London squatting seems to have begun a coming-to-terms.

Attempts to surround the fragility of the squat scene with nostalgia have come thick and fast: Remember the Squatters’ Union; remember unrestricted residential squatting; remember squatters’ rights. As ever this nostalgia is a thinly disguised dose of forgetfulness: Squatting has always meant struggle; and no mourning for a golden age can deny the permanence of our struggles and the permanent need to politicise them.

In the blur of this permanence, however, squatting has been increasingly forced into the temporary. Court papers are served quicker and quicker, evictions become fortnightly rituals, and the looming ban on commercial squatting places squatters before an ever shortening horizon. The loss caused by the 2012 ban is a collective memory permanently recalled by the imminence of the next.

For those who do not find comfort in a false unity of the past – and whose future seems to have heard its end already – we must come to terms with our present.

The Sacrificial Squatter

Moving when evicted, served when moved, evicted when served. Contemporary squatting is a series of defensive and reactive acts. Ritualistic and cyclical, squatting is determined by forces always separate from squatters themselves.

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Barcelona: Crida a la solidaritat amb les companyes anarquistes empresonades a Alemanya sota l’acusació d’haver expropiat una entitat bancària en Aachen [CAT]

Benvolgudes companyes,

Ens adrecem a vosaltres per fer-vos arribar la crida a la solidaritat amb
les companyes anarquistes de Barcelona actualment empresonades a Alemanya
sota l’acusació d’haver expropiat una entitat bancària de la ciutat
d’Aachen l’any 2014.

El proper dia 23 de gener comença el judici oral durant el qual el Tribunal
d’Aachen sotmetrà a prova les acusacions de la fiscalia, per les quals
corren el risc de ser condemnades a elevades penes de presó. El judici
probablement es prolongarà fins la primavera.

Des del grup de suport a les encausades volem que les nostres companyes
afrontin l’inici del judici conscients de que tenen tot el nostre suport, i
és per això que us animem a participar de la dinàmica de mobilitzacions que
estem posant en marxa.

Dissabte 21 de gener hi ha convocada una manifestació a Barcelona, a la que
us convidem a assistir, i en la que mostrarem al carrer el nostre
recolzament a les dues militants de Barcelona que dos dies després seran
portats davant el Tribunal. A banda de participar en aquesta mobilitzacio
concreta, us animem a:

– Visibilitzar als vostres barris, pobles, centres d’ensenyament i de
treball, la situació de les companyes preses i l’exigència de la seva
llibertat. assenyalar els actors que estan al darrera d’aquest cop
repressiu: Les policies europees amb els seus dispositius de control
social, L’església catòlica,i el capital financer.

– Fotografiar mostres de suport i enviarnos-les o directament compartir-les
als vostres canals de difusió, de cara a fer que aquestes arribin
directament a les companyes i reforcin la seva moral

– Convocar mobilitzacions al vostre poble o ciutat.

– Recollir fons monetaris per al suport material de les companyes.

– Escriure a les preses per que s’adonin que no estan soles davant els
tribunals

Aquests dies iniciarem una ronda de contactes en la que intentarem passar
per alguns espais, col·lectius i organitzacions de cara a compartir
iniciatives i material. En qualsevol cas, per qualsevol dubte o proposta
estem a la vostra disposició a través d’aquesta adreça de correu.

Rebeu una forta abraçada.

Solidariat Rebel

– Crida a la solidaritat:

https://solidaritatrebel.noblogs.org/post/2016/12/28/crida
a-la-solidaritat-amb-les-companyes-anarquistes-preses-a-a-alemanya/

– Cartell digital de la manifestació del dia 21/1 a Barcelona:

https://solidaritatrebel.noblogs.org/files/2016/12/mani21g-web.jpg

– Informació general i resumida sobre el cas:

https://solidaritatrebel.noblogs.org/informacio-sobre-el-cas/

– Seguiu-nos a twitter:

www.twitter.com/SolidaritatR

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Barcelona: Reducen la condena de Francisco y Mónica a 4 años y medio de prisión [CAS-ITA]

[CAS]

El pasado 19 de Octubre tuvo lugar la vista sobre el recurso a la sentencia de 12 años que condenaba a los anarquistas Francisco Solar y Mónica Caballero por la explosión en la Basílica del Pilar en Octubre de 2013. El argumento de la defensa se basaba en varios puntos, destacando los siguientes:

· Falta de imparcialidad del tribunal que los juzgó.
· Falta de pruebas categóricas.
· Rebajar la figura penal de “daños terroristas”, al no resultar afectados bienes artísticos, ni culturales, ni históricos.
· Cambiar la acusación de “lesiones terroristas”, ya que en todo caso debería considerarse como una “falta”.
· Desproporcionalidad de las condenas que recibieron en primera instancia.

Hoy, 16 de Diciembre de 2016, se ha hecho pública la resolución del Tribunal Supremo que acorta la sentencia de nuestros compañeros a 4 años y medio de prisión para cada uno, además de 143.317 euros en calidad de indemnización por los daños causados. Teniendo en cuenta que ya han cumplido tres años de prisión, les quedaría por cumplir un año y medio más en las jaulas del Estado. Pero cabe la posibilidad que al ser extranjeros, puedan ser expulsados a territorio chileno, quedando en libertad antes de que se cumpla ese plazo, al ser su condena inferior a 6 años.

Nuestra alegría es inmensa pero no completa, pues ya son tres largos años los que permanecen en las garras del enemigo sin poder abrazarles. Hasta el momento de verles de nuevo en las calles y después de ello también, seguiremos luchando contra el encierro, el Estado y la dominación, ya que
es tan grande el amor a nuestros compañeros como el odio a quien los encierra.

Muerte al Estado y Viva la Anarquía!
Les queremos libres! A todxs!

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Hambach (Alemania): Libertad Preses Hambach, blog [CAS-ITA]

Blog tematico del tema: encarcelades en hambach.

https://libertadpreseshambach.wordpress.com/

[ITA]

Il 3 dicembre, una terza persona, Maya, è stata arrestata nella foresta di Hambach in seguito a un mandato di arresto rilasciato dalla corte distrettuale di Düren. E’ accusata di grave violazione della quiete pubblica e aggressione aggravata e si trova ora in carcere preventivo. Questa va ad aggiungersi alle altre due persone arrestate appena due giorni prima (vedi aggiornamento precedente).
Maya non ha dato i suoi documenti alla polizia e rimane quindi in carcere senza che le autorità siano a conoscenza della sua reale identità.
Nel mandato d’arresto, è stata indicata come “Kim Neuland” e questo è il nome a cui bisogna indirizzare le lettere per scriverle. Ricordiamo anche gli indirizzi di Siao e Hodei, a cui si può scrivere in inglese o spagnolo.

 Kim Neuland
JVA Ossendorf
Rochusstr.  350,
50827 Köln
Germany

SSK z.H. ABC Hodei/Siao
Salierring 37
50677 Köln
Germany

Per aggiornamenti:
https://abcrhineland.blackblogs.org/ e http://hambachforest.blogsport.de

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Varsovia (Polonia): Llibertat pels 3 de Varsòvia! [CAT]

solidarność-przedłuża-nasze-życia-768x489.pngEl cas dels 3 de Varsòvia: un altre episodi de caça de bruixes contra l’entorn anarquista, aquest cop a Polònia.

Recordem que, en el context de la Unió Europea, als últims anys s’han produït diverses onades repressives que semblen seguir un patró comú: detencions d’anarquistes sota càrrecs de terrorisme i registre de domicilis i espais socials, tot precedit de campanyes mediàtiques brutals destinades a criminalitzar les companyes i justificar les creixents mesures dictatorials emprades pels governs de torn.

L’Estat espanyol, l’italià i el txec són exemples de com aquestes ràtzies antianarquistes semblen respondre a un patró comú, teixit des de les comissaries i les clavegueres estatals: la creació de la figura de l'”Enemic Intern”, la persecució de la dissidència política i la implementació de dures mesures repressives enmig d’un panorama de retallades socials i esclafament de les classes populars.

Traducció d’un text de suport a les anarquistes empresonades:

«Llibertat pels tres anarquistes de Varsòvia!

Tres anarquistes van ser arrestats per la policia a Varsòvia, Polònia, el 23 de maig del 2016. Les acusacions són: possessió d’explosius amb la intenció de cremar un cotxe de policia. La policia i els mitjans els titlla de “terroristes”, tot i que el presumpte atac incendiari no es va produir mai. Aquestes acusacions són prou serioses: afronten de 6 mesos a 8 anys de presó. Les primeres audiències dels acusats van succeir a l’Oficina del Fiscal del Districte, el 24 de maig. Els companys tenien marques visibles d’haver patit tortures. El 25 de maig, durant la sessió judicial a la cort del districte, la fiscalia va decidir tancar-los preventivament durant 3 mesos (que poden prolongar-se automàticament). Des de llavors, els tres es troben en aïllament, sense dret a comunicar-se amb els seus familiars i sense haver pogut veure un advocat durant la seva primera setmana d’empresonament.

Mentrestant, els mitjans de comunicació al servei de l’Estat reproduïen la propaganda de les autoritats. Començava la cacera de bruixes, provocant l’alarma social i projectant la imatge d’un país amenaçat pel terrorisme. Fent això, les autoritats i els seus col·laboradors intenten justificar la implementació de la nova Llei Antiterrorista. De forma significativa, just abans de l’entrada en vigor de la nova llei, el 10, 23 i 30 de maig va haver-hi diverses alarmes falses de bombes, causant l’evacuació de centres comercials, bancs i oficines de premsa i televisió.

L’onada de repressió contra l’entorn anarquista està creixent. El mateix 23 de maig la policia va assetjar fins a 4 vegades a un dels col·lectius de Varsòvia involucrat en la lluita per la sobirania alimentària. Des d’aquell dia, el col·lectiu és constantment assetjat per visites d’uniformats. A Cracòvia, van registrar l’apartament i interrogar una persona per haver creat una pàgina web on es ridiculitzen els inflats muntatges policials. A Varsòvia, es multipliquen les notícies sobre l’assetjament policial a persones associades al moviment i els intents de vigilància d’espais que són importants per l’entorn llibertari.

Per les mateixes dates, la policia assassinava una persona a la ciutat de Wroclaw. Però no trobareu la mateixa resposta immediata ni indignació sortint de la multitud de polítics, periodistes, agents policials ni experts en terrorisme. Pràcticament cap periodista aixecarà mai la veu quan un policia mata una persona. Els assassinats policials són només, però, la punta de l’iceberg. Extorsions, pallisses, protecció il·legal dels interessos dels poderosos… Cada any, d’entre les 16.000 denúncies oficials contra la policia, les autoritats només en reconeixen el 5%. Com a resultat d’anys de selectivitat i silenci mediàtic, la policia es sent totalment impune.

El clima de cacera de bruixes que desprèn la campanya contra el moviment anarquista tracta de construir el consentiment de l’opinió pública cap a la repressió i la vigilància dels sectors socials que estan lluitant contra els interessos amb més poder d’aquest país. El moviment llibertari ha estat actiu, entre d’altres, a les protestes obreres, de llogaters, ecologistes, antiracistes i en la lluita contra l’apropiació de terres. Les llibertàries han actuat sempre sense interès, per la justícia social, contra l’opressió de les elits empresarials i polítiques. La falta de control social sobre la policia durant anys, ha permès l’ús incontrolat de la violència contra les persones que lluiten contra aquest sistema brutal.

Allò que necessitem en aquest moment és una posició de solidaritat ferma amb les detingudes i davant els atacs de l’Estat per venir! També comptem amb la solidaritat i accions arreu, per visibilitzar el cas i donar suport econòmic per tal de pagar les defenses legals i finançar la campanya per la llibertat de les companyes.

No ens intimidaran! Llibertat pels 3 de Varsòvia i totes les ostatges de l’Estat!»

Més informació al blog (en diversos idiomes): https://wawa3.noblogs.org

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Appello alla mobilitazione: solidarietà e lotta per gli spazi occupati [ITA]

Per noi l’occupazione è uno strumento di lotta il cui obiettivo principale non è la creazione di spazi per sviluppare attività ludico-culturali, ma una strategia, in cui teoria e pratica prendono forma per colpire uno dei princìpi di base della democrazia capitalista: la proprietà.

L’importanza dell’occupazione è puramente logistica. Aiuta ad avvicinare i/le compagn*, crea reti di affinità, diffusione e solidarietà, punti di incontro per dibattito, autocritica e condivisione delle esperienze.
L’occupazione non è il fine, ma il mezzo che ci permette di organizzarci e cospirare. È un’espressione tangibile dell’idea del “fai da te”.

Il Potere si è impegnato per eliminare alla radice qualunque progetto di autogestione, perché attraverso questi processi si evidenzia la capacità delle persone di auto-organizzarsi ai margini del sistema.

Le strategie impiegate a questo scopo sono state tante. A partire dalla repressione più cruda, azioni di polizia, etc, per arrivare ad altre più “gentili”, basate sulla negoziazione. Differenze estetiche a parte, il
fine ultimo di queste strategie non è altro che il controllo e la domesticizzazione delle nostre idee e pratiche antiautoritarie.

Da qualche tempo il Comune di Madrid, uno degli auto-nominati “del cambiamento”, ha messo in opera una campagna di molestie, intimidazioni e di sfinimento verso i centri occupati della città.

Mascherando le reali intenzioni con una parvenza di dialogo, utilizza il ricatto per raggiungere l’assimilazione di questi collettivi.

Ciò che hanno venduto a noi come un atto di tolleranza e comprensione, cioè come uno sforzo per creare un tessuto sociale, è in ogni caso un tentativo di smobilitazione e indebolimento di tutte le persone che non
sottostanno alle loro condizioni. Utilizzando meccanismi burocratici come le revisioni dello stato degli edifici, o la necessità di ispezione delle attività sviluppate, il comune di Madrid offre solo due opzioni: o la regolarizzazione o lo sfratto.

Viene data la possibilitá di continuare le attività dei centri sociali soltanto nel caso in cui queste siano supervisionate dall’autorità competente; nel luogo in cui si trovano a patto di costituirsi in associazioni legamente riconosciute, oppure richiedendo la cessione di un altro spazio pubblico.

Per far pressione ricorrono a sanzioni amministrative, sigilli, identificazioni e visite reiterate da parte della polizia municipale.

Il quadro legislativo per il quale si stabiliscono le direttrici della cessione degli spazi pubblici e collettivi della città, approvato dal municipio nel febbraio del 2016, ha messo le basi per influenzare il movimento dell’occupazione, ancora una volta, tra progetti legali e illegali.

In quanto anarchici, crediamo che l’occupazione non si possa legalizzare, dato che il suo obiettivo è principalmente trasgredire tutte le regole che la struttura política, sociale e economica ci ha imposto.

Accettare le sue norme presuppone legittimare la sua tutela.  Noi ci opponiamo alla creazione di spazi occupati sotto la protezione di qualunque istituzione dello stato, e rifiutiamo qualunque negoziazione,
patto o dialogo che implichi la rinuncia totale o parziale dei nostri piani di azione e scontro diretto.

Crediamo nel conflitto. Crediamo che chi vuole sconfiggere lo stato non lo possa combattere da dentro. Per questo, chiediamo la solidarietà dei centri sociali occupati minacciati di sfratto a Madrid e, di conseguenza, a tutte le occupazioni che lottano contro il potere non cedendo alle minacce.

Il modo di esprimere l’appoggio dipende dai mezzi e dalle possibilità che ognuno ha, però impegnamoci in modo che, durante questo mese e per tutto il tempo in cui se ne abbia bisogno, si realizzino azioni di tutti
i generi e attività che diano visibilità alla nostra posizione e alla nostra determinazione che è quella di non cedere né allo Stato né ai suoi ricatti.

Abbiamo creato il sito: okupamadrid.espivblogs.net per raccoglieremo tutte le azioni, i comunicati etc.

Moltiplichiamo le idee e le pratiche antiautoritarie di solidarietà e lotta!

 10, 100, 1000 centri sociali occupati!

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Athens: Video of riot that “exploded” in Athens on December 6 2016, commemorating the 8th year since Grigoropoulos murder

Video from the fierce riot that “exploded” in Athens on December 6, 2016, commemorating the 8th year since 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos murder in cold blood by a policeman in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens, on December 6, 2008.

Everything started a few minutes after 9 pm, on the night of 6 December 2008, when a tensed argument between two cops and a group of youngsters ended with the policemen leaving the scene, but only for the murderers to park their patrol car a few blocks away and return to confront the kids with their guns. One of the two cops (Korkoneas) aimed towards the kids and fired two shots. One of the bullets struck 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos in the heart and fell dead.

This murder in the heart of Exarchia, an area of Athens frequented by anarchists in Greece, sparked a string of riots that spread like wildfire all over Greece and inspired countless of solidarity actions and riots in more than 70 cities around the world for more than a month.

For most Greeks this is a moment marked deeply in memory, since most remember exactly what they were doing when the news of the police murder shook them like a collective electric shock. During those first days, the tens of thousands that took part did not realize that they were taking part in something that would profoundly define the years to come.

The events were recorded in modern history as “The December Revolt” or “The December Rebellion”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRjF_jGsNT8

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– The moment of the murder has been captured in the following video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2romxm3dJtE

– Video documenting the first 60 minutes after the murder of Alexis Grigorpoulos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLMPussHhWg

– “The Potential to Storm Heaven” (Documentary on the December Rebellion in Greece with english subtitles) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqYCizNmZow

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Barcelona: Exposicion de arte solidaria con lxs WAWA3 – 03/12/2016 @ Pula Vida [CAS]

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HMP Pentonville: Two prisoners escape using cutting equipment & mannequins [ENG]

ucieczka smieszna

It is with great humor that we report that two prisoners at Pentonville prison in London have broken out yesterday night in an escalating series of events in the prison island. The inmates totally fooled the screws on duty that night by using pillows to make mannequins to impersonate themselves, then used a diamond-tipped cutting machine (most likely sneaked in by drone*) to cut the metal bars and scaled the wall by using the classic method of tying bed sheets together to make a rope.

The latest development emerged after a riot at another prison, HMP Bedford, on Sunday, which was put down after a six hour assault by cops. Two hundred prisoners have had to be transferred after they made the prison inhabitable.

THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN ANY PRISON!

* Remote controlled drones are used to sneak illegal items into prisoners up and down the prison island.

source: https://fireonthehorizon.noblogs.org/

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Czech Republik : Defense of the anarchist perspective [ENG]

via : antifenix.cz

lukas

We decided to publish an English translation of an article written by Lukas in October 2015. Lukas described why went underground and his opinion about solidarity and legal vs illegal actions. For sure Lukas would love to hear your thoughts on this topic, so feel free to send him a letter with your opinion. Just try to choose simple terms, because he just started to learn English.

Defense of the anarchist perspective

I have already described my suspicions about police chasing me. To avoid it I live out of their reach but conscious that anyways I can end up in prison soon. I wish this text would be spread with all the info channels of the anarchist movement already. I want to take any chance to publish without a censorship receive the reactions and to answer them.

To aim anger the right direction

When the police imprison some anarchists or search for those who are hiding, it takes usually long time to find out what they actually want to publish about them, their actions or opinions. I’ve been active in the anarchistic movement quite a long time so most of the people know. Even though I’d like to point out few things so there wouldn’t be any misunderstanding in case the police would imprison me for real.

In the first place if the police will want to or will imprison me it won’t be any other aim than to silent a critical voice and to eliminate an anticapitalist struggle connected with it. If they want to accuse me for whatever they want, I won’t be ever blaming other anarchists. The persecution of anarchists is always carried out by the state and its executive authorities. My anger will aim always towards those but not any other anarchists who are involved in the illegal direct actions.

I often heard the zany opinion that the repressions are the outcome of the irresponsible actions of some anarchists. This attitude grows conviction that we can protect ourselves from the repressions if we remain aloof from their militant tactics and won’t be sharing the informations about them. Unfortunately, this illusion is typical for a big part of the anarchistic movement in Czech. I don’t follow this. The events of the past months assured me that the repression is affecting also those who are trying to remain aloof from the militant and illegal activities in the movement.
The repression is an integral part of a state and it is threatening every anarchist because of the simple fact that every anarchist is against all states. The repressive apparatus doesn’t need anything else for persecution. This one is good enough – the anarchists aim to abolish state so the state wants to eliminate them. Every anarchist is then potentially a target for repression. Constantly.

I am convinced that the question about who is going to be the target of repressions is not crucial if the one is taking part in militant groups or is not. If he is defending or criticizing them. If he is sharing the informations about illegal tactics or not. If it is strategic for the state, it will attack anyone just to defend itself or to push some forms of government. Even if there wouldn’t be any groups like SRB (Network of revolutionary cells), EA, FAI, CCF or ALF and there wouldn’t be any groups willing to share their communiqués, there would still be a permanent threat of repressions towards every anarchist.

No doubt the repressive apparatus can very skillfully exploited the existence of support of the militant groups to intensify repressions towards all the movement. Including its non militant fractions. It is clear the repressions can show up even during time when no militants in particular country exists. In some countries there are people imprisoned for membership in projects very similar to NGO’s as we know it. In others also for journalism witch is not far from the Czech mainstream medias. Let’s remember also Pussy Riot who were imprisoned for a music show. The state didn’t need any militant organizations to increase the repressions. It anyways found its reasons. Also the Czech state did that in past. Let’s remember the raid in music club Propast or a pursuit of anarchist Petr Wolhmut for made-up story about his participation in the assassination. Let’s also remember a pursuit of Michal Patera, who defend himself by a legally owned weapon from an attack of a neo-nazists. And also let’s remember the intensive police brutality during many antifascist demonstrations and at the protests against IMF and WB in Prague. Also it is good to recall the case of Roman Smetana who was imprisoned for the symbolic protest against the party politics. Let’s not forget that all these repressions went on while no such groups as SRB haven’t operated in Czech yet. Who’s fault in these cases is it then? The provider’s of the club? The organizations’s who are publishing texts about assassination of Heydrich? The antifascists’s who are fighting back the neo-nazis? Protesters’s who was trying to disrupt the meeting of the IMF and WB? it would all be absurd as well as to blame SRB from starting the repressions.

Shortly, it is police who are doing the repressive steps not fighting anarchists. If it fits to police strategy it always finds the reason for the repressions. Once they use the existing insurrectionary groups, next time they will make up some where none exists. They can find any other excuse as it is obvious from the examples I gave. But even if the excuses are made from gold it shouldn’t lead us to a conclusion that to distance from the militant actions will save us from the repressive actions of the state. As the last months are showing us, the police can come any time for anyone from any reasons. For a militant as for a pacifist. For a revolutionary anarchist as for an autonom. For an anarchosyndicalist as for a squatter. For a sympathizer or a critique of SRB. Shortly for everyone who wish for the end of capitalism. To distance himself from SRB maybe makes one feel save but it is one big self-deceit. The repressions can easily also affect him. Not because of SRB though but because the state does what is its historical role. It protects the capitalist order from the intruders. From the anarchists and other rebels.

The repressions are always fitting to the state strategy and it can show up in many ways according to the circumstances. If the anarchist movement has a meaningless power, the repressions are usually milder. It is the same if it is temporarily disadvantageous for the state to show its aggressive nature. For example before the elections when the critique of the authoritarian regime usually grows. If the power of anarchistic movement grows, also the police repressions grows as well so it could stop the movement. The same can happen if the mood in the society is open to more authoritarian forms of government and the ruling class is trying populistically proof it is able to use such government. But the repressions can also grow or decline from other strategic reasons.

The repression and its intensity

There were times when the anti anarchist repressions in Czech comparing to other countries had very low intensity. The anarchist movement was marginal and didn’t mean a decent danger for the state so there was no reason for persecution. No one wants to be a target of state repressions but I suppose as anarchist we don’t want to stay in this marginal position neither. If we want to mean a danger for the state – to be a fighting anarchists, there is no other choice than reconcile with the option of a strong repressions. To fight against the state and think it will not fight back strongly is a very naive position. I don’t follow this. Also what I don’t follow is the idea that the responsibility for the recent repressions in Czech holds The SRB. To distance from SRB with a statement that it brings the repression towards those who don’t support SRB is really a perverse opinion. As far off as to criticize the initiators of a sit-down strike for bringing repressions of the bosses up to other workers or even the consumers who are not involved in the strike. These opinions I see as absolute misunderstanding of what state stands for and why are all anarchists and other proletarians always victims of its repressive strategies. In whatever times and at whatever place. With SRB and without it.

The reaction to the fight against the state is fighting back. This should not surprise us. Nor it shouldn’t lead to judge the anarchists fight instead of its expansion. If there is no repression it only means there is no movement to stand as the opposition. Honestly, I’d rather reconcile with the need to deal with a strong state repressions than with a fact that we are such insignificant strength which is not worth to keep down.

The legal and illegal fights

If the anarchistic movement wants to be a social strength which is able to stand against the state it has to inevitable solve the questions of legal and illegal. I will try to show how I see these.

In the first place I think it is crucial for the anarchistic movement to go beyond the frame of moral anticapitalism, which is outraged by capitalism but its structures and relations leaves without a change. We have to go beyond the experience which criticize capitalism and the state but in its fight is primarily rely on the institutions made by the state to defend itself – to the legal institutional tools. The courts, legislation, police, The “independent” commissions and offices, referendum, petitions and other democratic procedures or institutions. It is all part of the capitalistic infrastructure. Of course, I am not saying these can’t sometimes make a situation easier or softer. I’m saying that to rely on these means – consciously or unconsciously – to fortifying construction which we anarchists want to destroy.

Change of a law or a forgiving sentence of a judge it both can bring a big relief. Yes, even to an anarchist who is accused in front of a court or to a squatter who will get a permission to use a house illegally squatted before. We cannot forget the essentials. Every “helpful” or “indulgent” step of the state institutions is a part of a pacifying and integration strategy. The state is not giving us anything just for our sake. It always makes deals. And what we pay for its “services” is incomparably more valuable than what we are getting. If the state makes us pacified and controllable, if it makes us turn away from our radicalism and militancy, if the militant fight is transformed into a moderate civil activism, then the state is willing to sacrifice a lot for us. It will guarantee the free speech and gathering, some of the changing the laws, softer penalties, less brutal police force and even lowering the intensity of the repressions. It is serving us illusions of democratic right and freedom so it assure its duration. To justify supremacy and keep away those below from rebellion. Tolerance and indulgence which state show us from time to time is a part of the plan how to neutralize opposition. Those who eat the bait will lower their impact toward the state.

I believe though that as anarchists we shouldn’t hope for world of fair courts, good laws and police serving ordinary people. We should wish for the world without these. For the world without prison and not just the ones from concrete, steel and barbed wire. There is other prisons than that. Those where the bars in the windows are replaced by stifling social conventions. Prison where instead of prison guards there are morality laced by thread of the bourgeois ideology.

The capitalist society is a specific kind of a worldwide prison. Whether we stand in front of the bars or we are forced to spend some time of our lives behind those, it is not possible to escape this prison reality. We are part of it by force. Then we have just two options. We succumb, become compliant and passively accept the status of a prisoner. Or we can accept the status of uncontrollable subversive elements who are attacking the jailers and the whole power apparatus. I choose the second one. Whether I stand in front or behind the bars, I am prepared to face the mentality of the jailers and the imprisoned ones. That definitely means to go far behind the limits of legality.

I am sure you can be an anarchist and at the same time stay at the legal position which is not pursuitable by the state power. Whether you act only on the legal level and then you are no threat to capitalism or you decide to have the subversive position towards the capitalism. That usually means to bypass the capitalistic rules, conventions and laws. To go beyond the legality is necessary premise for expansion of the anarchistic practice. I openly say I act according to this.

Only a very naive creature can think that the capitalism will fall down without going beyond the law by those who confront it. All the fights against slavery, nazism or stalinism could be successful at some point only because the people standing against went on despite the systems were labeling them as criminals and according to this also treated them.

But I’m not saying the illegal methods are the only part of the anarchistic fight. Those who know me well know that besides my defense of the illegalism I am involved in many legal activities. I never put those two sides in opposition but tried to build up a bridge to connect them. I always emphasize the need of interpenetration of legal and illegal. Legal picket can be as legitimate as a sabotage. If we combine the fights well they can help to amplify the struggle. In its quantity and also quality.

I don’t see the real contrast between legal and illegal but between direct and indirect actions, between the activity with a subversion potential and the reformist ravings. I’m trying to point out that the legal direct actions are very important but in a loneliness it is totally not enough. Basically it creates just one important part of the revolutionary movement.

I think that targeted separation of the legal and illegal struggles is leading to destabilize the whole movement. The illegal ones without the support of the legal ones are pushed to the edge and to isolation. The legal struggles without the illegal ones on the other hand just degenerate into a radical democratism which is just a harmless and tolerated phenomenon for capitalism. Then what I say is that the only condition under we can succeed is to combine all the important legal and illegal activities. If we don’t accept this and don’t act in order of this is one big failure itself.

The solidarity

I would like to bring back that one of the reason s to write this text is my effort to write down some of my thoughts in advance in case of ending up in hands of the state which would put me in jail. The reality is usually the pigs trying hard to stop the circulation of all the important thoughts, texts and calls. By this I try to not make easier their dirty jobs.

There may be many excuses for my arrest. It can be build on real and unreal grounding. But it can also be a mixture of absurd constructs and provocations, similar to those they used in Fenix operation. No matter what they will want to accuse me from, I want one thing to be clear. I never regret anything what i did in frames of my anarchistic struggle in my past. I always chose the methods I considered adequate to the situation and context. I did use also some illegal ones. And I take my political and private responsibility for that. I don’t doubt their rightness and acquisition for the anticapitalist struggle. Of course I won’t make it any easier to our enemies to show what and when I did use the illegal methods.

Anyways the police can use my defense of the illegal actions or my illegal activities as an excuse to imprison me. If that happens maybe someone will doubt what kind of solidarity actions would be (un)suitable. I think an important solidarity action (and not just towards me) is the one which is not tight up by a dilemma if to act legally or illegally, violently or peacefully. Please fight by words and power. With a pen or weapons. Don’t take the moralistic judgements of your enemies. They will call us extremists, vandals, terrorists, dangerous elements or crazy adventurers. Do

n’t let them to digest or immobilize us. The revolutionary solidarity means that we continue in our anti capitalistic fights and continue being parts of it. No matter which side of the bars we stand. No matter if we live legally unhidden or if the repressive force are making us to live in clandestinity.

I am sure you will be able to choose places, time and means for the solidarity actions. Please, act by all means which can contribute to the anarchistic communism. I am trying to do so now and I will do it even if they will put me in jail.

Lukáš Borl, october 2015

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Poland: Letters from two of the warsaw three [ENG] [PL] [ITA]

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To be perfectly honest (that is to the extent the situation allows it), I have to admit and confess doing something I feel ashamed about. In the days following my getting arrested, I called empathy and solidarity in question: I who have shouted on so many occasions that “Solidarity is Our Weapon!”. I answered the first letter that reached me with aggression. I want to apologize to all those who have fallen „victim” to my taking my anger out – this was the case with a couple of exchanges in the beginning. I also want to apologize to anyone who has faced hardship or bad consequences due to my case. I feel forever grateful and indebted to those who have been writing, collecting, speaking, remembering. It’s thanks to you that I’m here now, with my family and my close ones. Thank you.
While in prison, I reached a state in which it didn’t seem to matter when, and if, I’d ever leave the inside. The lack of any kind of conversation with another person or closeness: these are the reasons, I think, for my doubting that solidarity we’ve been fighting for. What happened to me made me realize truly what Solidarity is. It’s about one person helping another, and being there for someone even if you don’t know them.
I’d like to be able to meet everyone who have taken interest in this case and answer any questions, to tell the story from my perspective. Sadly, I cannot do so until the case is closed. We all have to remember though, that we’ll most probably never know the whole truth about it.
It’s only now I’m receiving all the letters and cards. In prison, I got three out of the forty that had been sent. Only now am I learning about all the solidarity actions throughout Europe: Russia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Germany, France, UK, Spain, Italy. I answer the letters I can answer, I thank the people I get to see. I know there are lots and lots of people who did not know me and still helped, and that I will most likely never meet them or be able to thank them in person for what they’d done for me. If this message should reach you somehow – thank you.
It’s thanks to those who were there for me that I held it out psychologically. Solitary cell, cameras over the bed, under the shower, in the toilet. Before leaving the cell at any one time, one has to strip naked. Contact allowed only with the wardens. Two books per week. Red clothes and hands always cuffed behind the back when outside the cell. The air vent keeping me awake. No intimacy, no talking, no companionship. Thanks to those rare letters I knew there was someone out there, waiting and not forgetting.
Thank you so much again and see you, I hope.
Solidarity Is Our Weapon!

One of the Three

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On the „N” cell (maximum security) one doesn’t get much contact with the outside world. Its easy to fall into paranoia and delusions. You can turn on the radio, with auditions choosen by the administration. But for us , who act with the political motive program on the radio eska or vox is not very satisfactory, and in my case eska only intensified states of depression. I do not know if it is appropriate to start on a humorous note. But I came back from prison, and its like coming back from another planet, where You were stuck not knowing for how long, in the midst of the environment and the phenomenons that You have zero control over.
In such isolation, as an „N” cell, a person can only rely on faith and hope. This is torment for someone who is trying to see the world rationally. These terms do not belong to scientific world. Faith and hope do not require critical thinking, are hostile to it. Someone who believes, doesn’t doubt. Faith can justify everything, every crime, every falsehood. But there are some situations when you are left with just faith. For me it was the belief in solidarity. I held to it tightly to fight with a sense of hopeless loneliness.
There will be time to discuss all the events deeper. In fact, the situation (contrary to what many assume) is not just about the three of us and attempt to set one or two police cars ablaze. Surveillance done by the police and secret services, is ranging on a much larger scale, at least nationwide, and cooperation with the services of other countries can’t be ruled out neither. This is the first thing i would like You all to be aware of. Repression often do not need to touch us directly, may affect our loved ones. Currently, it does not seem that we have any other way except through solidarity to build structures that are capable of rapid and effective response to upcoming reprisals. Despite the different topics covered on a daily basis by various individuals and groups. The police and services do not bother to dispute whether the actions are “more or less” legal. Showing solidarity, we must work together, no matter what social issues and forms of struggle are our main field. I realized this for real in the slammer, and that this solidarity was the object of my faith and hope. I was not disappointed. Response, not only Polish, but from all over Europe (I have to confess) exceeded my expectations. Help and words of support came not only from Warsaw, Krakow, Lublin, Poznan, or Jaworzno but also France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Russia. To be clear – in prison I did not receive even 10% of the letters sent to me. There were dozens of them, I got a few. For two months I didn’t receive any messages, only information from the prosecutor’s office about the refusal of visit.
It is thanks to support from all over Europe (and the sluggishness of the public prosecutor) how I got out of jail. Thank you. But this is not the end of the warsaw three case, nor the end of the activities of the state aimed at us. We can’t be intimidated, abandon activities inspired by our ideas. Prepare for an increased wave of repression to which the state already secured their legal tools. Already there were attempts to blackmail, intimidate or expulse our friends. We will be easily shattered and divided, if we do not feel confident that in the difficult situation of conflict with the state, we can count on the support and solidarity. Regardless of the level of personal relations or familiarity. Let’s inform each other when all sorts of services harrass us, our friends, or families. Publicize every such a case, trust in help, support, and solidarity. Above all, show it.
This letter doesn’t say much about things, that You all probably want to find out. There will be time for that. This letter is a „thank You”, to all and each, who have showed solidarity, wrote letters, collected money, spoke about the case in the country or internationally. Its a „thank You”, to those who corrected punctuation in texts, did Wawa3.noblogs.org page, translated articles, drove through Europe organizing fundraisers. Especially to those few people who have devoted every spare moment to think about us, who have spared no action, often having to stand in the difficult situation of inside conflict and risking the loss of others sympathy, make hard decisions just to help us get out of prison. This small group has been successful. It pulled us out of jail doing a tremendous job. I will never forget that. You turned the defeat into victory (even if it was just one of the many battles that we will have to fight in the future).
Freedom! Equality! Mutual Aid! – Always.

[PL] [ITA]

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Poland : Free Ameer Alkhawlany! [ENG]

AMEER freeIraqi Phd student continues to be held in detention in Poland, facing deportation as a threat to national security.

Ameer Alkhawlany is a doctoral student in biology who lives in Cracow, and comes from Iraq. He has been also a victim of a deadly combination of ineptness and racism of the Polish authorities. For the last month Ameer has been detained in custody for foreigners and faces deportation. The reason for his arrest is yet to be given, and we can only speculate that it has something to do with his refusal to collaborate with the Polish Internal Security Agency (ABW). Its agents approached him before the Pope’s visit to Poland in August and wanted him to infiltrate the Muslim community within Polish cities. Only massive pressure on the authorities can now make the innocent student get out of arrest and avoid being expelled from the country he chose to live and study in.

In June this year the Polish government introduced a very harsh Anti-Terrorist Law according to which people can be arrested without providing a reason or pressing any charges, and kept in detention for up to two weeks. It’s particularly dangerous to foreigners: The Law on Foreigners allows the authorities to prolong their detention and to deport them while keeping the reason for these measures secret, ‘if it is of importance to public order, defence or security’. Needless to say, the foreigners in danger originate mostly from the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia. As newcomers from Muslim majority countries to Poland are usually students or academics on exchange, the media report of many cases where they were approached and blackmailed by the secret service forcing them to collaborate.

All this is happening in a country where the lack of any serious danger to public security forces the authorities to desperately look for “acts of terror”, from which they must protect the population. Recently, the most serious “terrorist attacks” in this sense were: an inept explosion of a home-made bomb prepared by an alienated individual of Polish origin and right-wing political views, and a devastation of two empty police cars. Unfortunately, this is also happening in a country where xenophobic hysteria is reaching unprecedented levels, where racist attacks take place every day, and where the authorities from the Law and Justice party (PiS) are not ashamed to cooperate with far-right organisations on both local and national level. The anti-Muslim frenzy known from most European countries is in the Polish case particularly preposterous, as Poland has an tiny local Muslim minority and rejected to accept any refugees fleeing recently the Middle East.

The situation is deplorable in the area of public security. Antoni Macierewicz, an old friend of Jarosław Kaczyński and the current Minister of Defence and the head of the secret services, presents a very peculiar and potentially extremely dangerous mixture of persecution fixation, orthodox Catholic religiosity, obsession with both the Western and the Russian cultural and military threat – combined with suspicious links to Russian agents of influence – and an absolute lack of professionalism. The secret service under his leadership sometimes looks like a sinister apparatus of oppression, and sometimes like a bunch of radical right-wing teenagers who watched too many action movies and were then unexpectedly given the power to play with other people’s lives and futures.

What has been happening to Ameer is a perfect example of this. Internal Security Agency contacted Ameer multiple times trying to convince him to collaborate. Initially, they wanted him to infiltrate Cracow Muslim community and get the information about intended actions, addresses and even sources of income of its members. As he refused, saying that he was an atheist, and would not know how to behave in a mosque, the ABW agents charged him with a new task: he was supposed to travel across Poland in search of people of Middle Eastern origin, to obtain information.

From the very beginning the agents combined harsh and radical methods of recruitment with utter incompetence: some of the foreigners Ameer was supposed to spy on didn’t even speak any language known by Ameer, the agents didn’t believe that an Iraqi citizen could be an atheist and they kept confusing the information about Ameer given them by Ameer himself. At the same time the agents were threatening him by making it clear that it solely depends on them if he would be able to prolong his stay in Poland. Despite the agents’ threats, Ameer didn’t give in, constantly rejecting their offers.

For a while it looked like nothing changed: despite his refusal, in September Ameer received his permit to stay in Poland until the end of January 2017. But then events changed dramatically: on the 3rd of October Ameer was captured by the Border Guard and transported to court which immediately decided to arrest and deport him – a decision which also results in a ban on entry to the Schengen zone for five years. The court’s decision was not based on any evidence or grounds other than a recommendation from the Head of the Internal Security Agency.

If anyone had any doubts about why Ameer was detained, they were dispelled almost immediately. The day after the detention Ameer was visited in the custody by his two agents, who gave to understand that his arrest was a punishment for refusing to cooperate. According to the agents, a similar fate was awaiting both of Ameer’s brothers, one of them studying in Poland, the other one in Germany. Obviously, Ameer was ordered to keep quiet both about the visit and about other doings of the Internal Security Agency.

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Galliners (Barcelona): Comunicat des de Kan Bici [CAT,CAS,ENG]

[Cat] COMUNICAT DES DE KAN BICI (GALLINERS)
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PRECARIETAT: Falta dels recursos i mitjans econòmics suficients, pobresa i misèriaPRECARI: Que manca dels recursos i mitjans econòmics suficients:
Un jucio civil que demanda un “desnonament per precari” és gens menys que l’atacfrontal de la burguesia contra els pobres, dels poderosos contra persones que manquenels recursos economicos suficients per pagar un lloguer i manquen també de propietades.
L’aparell judicial, les forces repressives i la premsa són les eines de la burguesiaper perpetuar la seva poder a tot arreu. Gairebé totes les propietats estan a les seves mans,tenen bancs, centres comercials, empreses, tendes, cases i terres etc.
Justament nosaltrxs lxs que okupamos les kases que ells han abandonat, estemen el punt de mira de la burguesia, ens denuncien i si fa falta ens tiren al puto carrer emdiante els seus mercenaris antidisturbis.
Com ho van fer per exemple en el 2012 amb Kan Pons en Sant Marçal de Quarentella, iara pretenen fer-ho de nou amb Kan Bici en Galliners. Els molesta si no els servimcom a font economica (via laboral, pagant lloguer) i no estem callats davant els seus bar-bariedades, llavors ens manen els seus hordes de serfs institutionales per augmentar la pressió social a nivell de guerra.Â
“Drets humans”, “Democràcia”, “Estat de dret”, “Igualtat de todxs davant la justícia”i altres chorrades propagandisticas que ens expliquen tots els dias…qui les hi creu??
A més ens enverinen l’aire, la terra, l’aigua i destrueixen els boscos!
No ens callaran! Seguirem lluitant! Kan Bici resisteix! Galliners (Pla de l’Estany), 7 de Novembre 2016

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