we received anonymous mail:
AND 2 JANUARY 2011: INCENDIARY BOTTLES DAMAGE 2 CASHPOINTS IN
SOLIDARITY TO THE REBELS IMPRISONED IN GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, ITALY,
GREECE, SPAIN, MEXICO, CHILE, UNITED STATES"
A mix of communists, anarchists, Trotskyists, skinheads and members of other left-wing groups, estimated by Montreal police to number 700 to 800 people, began demonstrating peacefully shortly before 4 p.m. at Émilie Gamelin Park at Berri and Ste. Catherine Sts.
Six people were arrested for minor infractions, and seven police officers suffered minor injuries, Montreal police Constable Raphael Bergeron reported.
Three people believed to be planning to behead effigies at the royal wedding have been arrested in London.
Two men, aged 68 and 45, and a woman, 68, were detained by police in Brockley, on Thursday April 27th night. One of the man is said to be Chris Knight, 68, of the anti-royal anarchist group The Government of the Dead
It is understood a guillotine was seized during the incident in Wickham Road. The suspects are being held at a south London police station.
The Met say they are held on "suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance and breach of the peace".
"It is believed that those arrested were planning to attend the royal wedding," a spokesman said.
Police had warned earlier that officers would carry out pre-emptive operations to combat potential trouble on the royal wedding day.
The latest arrests came after three raids at suspected London squats, leading to 19 arrests, on Thursday.
Scotland Yard said the raids were not directly connected to the event, but had been brought forward because of the wedding.
On the day of the wedding nearly 100 anarchists attempted to disrupt the wedding celebrations but
the disorder that was planned by protest groups and feared by royal wedding protesters gathered in two ,
with some wearing masks, but were thwarted by police who invoked powers
which allowed officers to stop and search and force people to remove face masks. --- By the afternoon 55 arrests had been made, 25 for and the others for offences such as theft, criminal damage and drunk and disorderly. --- Thirteen of the arrested were held at and after being found in possession of climbing equipment, helmets and anti-monarchy placards, suggesting that they planned to climb a building and unfurl banners.
But despite crowds of more than one million in London, disorder on a large scale was prevented, perhaps in part due to Scotland Yard’s “pre-emptive strike” tactics.
Battle of Stokes Croft
Around 10pm on Thursday 21st April, people from Stokes Croft and St Pauls in Bristol, reacting to blatant provocation, started attacking riot police gathered from three different forces with glass bottles. What ensued was seven hours of constant clashes; police charges, volleys of glass, brick and concrete, burning barricades and the trashing of a much-loathed Tesco recently forced on a community who for so long battled to stop it opening.
Just before 9pm, police had forcibly removed a small protest from outside the Tesco, which had been there since the store opened a week earlier and set up a cordon closing that stretch of the road. Their stated aim was to enter the squatted ‘Telepathic Heights’, an iconic, graffiti-covered building opposite Tesco. They claimed to be acting on intelligence that suggested some occupants where planning to make petrol bombs with which to attack Tesco. Even if this intelligence was accurate, the number of police was far disproportionate to the half a dozen occupants of the squat.
The blocking of road by the police, the news that Telepathic Heights was threatened and that the Tesco protest had been forcibly broken up meant it wasn’t long before a substantial crowd had gathered. The crowd became more and more angry as police refused to give justification for their presence, pushing or hitting anyone who got close to their lines. The increased tension of recent months, which has built up as austerity measures begin to kick in and the community of Stokes Croft and St Pauls feel ever more ignored and marginalised, had found a focal point and personification in the belligerence of the police. All it took was for someone to tip over a glass recycling bin.
After the initial barrage of bottles, people retreated into St Pauls. As people came out of their doors to see police marching through their streets, many joined in defending against the police. A routine of the police charging then retreating under a hail of bottles and bricks started to develop. Bins were set on fire and charged into police lines, others were used to form makeshift barricades. Around 1pm police retreated to Stokes Croft and soon found themselves and their vans surrounded. The vans were prevented from moving off as others pelted them from a side street. Eventually the police broke out and sped away in the vans out of sight further up the road.
Celebrations broke out as the crowd realised they had taken the streets. Calls of “Smash Tesco!” rang out. Tesco windows and an abandoned police vehicle were smashed and a police trailer full of riot equipment was looted. Police then returned to the area. There were more clashes as police forced people back into St Pauls and down Stokes Croft before finding themselves again outmanoeuvred and at which point they again retreated. This time Tesco’s windows went all the way through as well as the shutters behind. When the police came back, their vans sped straight into the crowd. At least one person was caught behind police lines, unable to get out of Tesco in time and took a frenzied beating whilst on the floor. One man was run over, sustaining an injury to his foot, and others were hit by vans. Protesters made sure that vans would not be able to move in again by dragging a skip into the road. Tesco was entered a second time and objects launched from rooftops made it increasingly difficult for the police.
A number of injuries were sustained and nine arrests made including four of the occupants of Telepathic Heights. Police report that eight of their number were hospitalised.
One local resident noted the police had “thrown a quarter century of semi-decent community policing down the drain” another saying “If they [the police] don’t calm down, things are getting tense enough on a range of other issues for a new pattern to develop of poor community relations and repeat rioting against a police force which has chosen political sides”.
The police provoked this. Turning up in this area of Bristol with such numbers, attacking Telepathic Heights and blatantly using public money to defend the interests of a corporate giant such as Tesco was always going to get a reaction.
In the early hours of Tuesday 12 April individuals who choose to be nameless attacked two points of this society's infrastructure,we used different methods each time, but maintained the same quality of love and hate throughout. In both Bulwell and West Bridgford T3 mobile masts where set on fire. We used car tires we had left nearby days earlier, bundles of rags coated in petrol and disposable lighter. A little later we took our knives, our paint stripper and our expanding foam to work on two e-on vehicles and a G4 van. We choose these methods due the close proximity of the vehicles drivers and surveillance. The knives took on the tires, the paint stripper the bodies of the vehicles and the expanding foam destroyed the exhaust pipes.
These action was carried out because we know that in order to be free the infastructure of dominant society must be destroyed, we recognise that this infastructure is cultural and social as well as physical, and that in order for us to survive all aspects must be challenged. However, these actions were also carried out because we can not always wait, because we are hungry and impatient in our search for freedom, and each time we act against the totality of this society with our force we find a little bit more freedom from the social prison we find ourselves in. Basically they were a FUCK YOU to every aspect of oppression. Fuck you we are getting read. Fuck you we are becoming less afraid by the day. Fuck you our lives will be our own.
On April 6 more than 300 officers were employed in an ï¿½anti-terrorismï¿½ operation named ï¿½Outlaw Operationï¿½ that specially targeted anarcho-insurrectionalist activists. The operation was carried out in 16 different cities including Bologna, where police arrested 5 activists close to the squatted social centre Fuoriluogo and shut down the place. Another person was arrested in the nearby town of Ferrara and released straight after interrogation. 7 other people are under banning orders which restrict their movements and are also being investigated (just for your information, these measures are normally adopted when there is serious circumstantial evidence of guilt AND at least one of the following: risk of escape, risk of acquisition or of the genuineness of the evidence and risk of the offence being repeated).
The operation was part of an enquiry started in 2009 linked in part to anarchist publications and in part to recent attacks against detention centres and corporations like IBM and ENI (multinational oil and gas company). The network was believed to stay in touch through the anarchist zine Invece which when found in houses would be proof of belonging to the network according to the police (by the way, in mainstream media the zine has been described as a ï¿½clandestineï¿½ magazineï¿½). The police also seized other publications and materials considered ï¿½incriminatingï¿½.
Police said they had arrested more than 200 people after anarchist groups splintered from the main union-led protest march and fought running skirmishes with riot police across the West End shopping and theater district.
They threw flares and paint bombs and smashed their way into branches of HSBC and Santander banks. Banks are blamed by many Britons for a financial crisis that helped prompt the government to implement the deepest spending cuts in a generation.
Hooded figures climbed on to the roof of luxury food store Fortnum & Mason while other protesters attacked the exclusive Ritz hotel and started fires at several locations.
Late in the evening, 200-300 protesters occupied Trafalgar Square where they tried to damage an electronic clock counting down to the 2012 London Olympic Games before helmeted riot police moved in to disperse them amid a hail of bottles.
When the police unleashed their violent campaign to siege the City of Toronto for the G20. I launched a campaign of my own. I have copper-wired 5 major train lines to simulate the presence of a train on the tracks. this obstruction can take hours to find and clear, while the major train track delays can cost millions of dollars a minute. The rail lines are an important trade route for the economy and extremely vulnerable to sabotage
On March 15th the windows of Nat West Bank on Mansfield Road, Nottingham England were smashed out, and anti-capitalist graffiti was left on the side of the building.
We did this because we refuse to submit to the will of capitalism.
Every single day that goes our love and rage grow.
Love for our friends and comrades around the world. Rage at the forces which try to cripple their sprit and oppress all efforts to find freedom in their lives. Nat West bank is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland who violently support the destruction of the earth and the prison system, they are merely one aspect of the system entrapping everything it comes into contact with. And this action was just one small gesture against all its claims
Who would have guessed that the idea of living without reproducing power would lead to us being judged as an Illicit Association? The political functionaries maintain that the squatted houses were utilized as conspiracy centers to manufacture bombs; they say nothing of the libraries for whomever might have interest in engaging in solidarity. Now these books are mere articles strewn among ï¿½so much proofï¿½. The prosecutor speaks of organic proof found in areas where there were indeed some attacks, motherboards would be the certainty such of scientific proof, another swift kick to the ass of the oppressors: for all the biological proof, none of it implicates those charged on the 14th of August. All of the DNA tests were done by force by the prison guards and police
From Sherwood Forest:
In a world where private property is worth more than the right to a dignified life, where itï¿½s more important to defend merchandise than to cover peopleï¿½s basic needs, profit and the marketplace are the altars on which we sacrifice our daily existence. Money is what determines our destinies, and the destinies it doesnï¿½t favor are condemned to misery. Weï¿½re fed up with an economic logic that grants wealth to a few while others suffer privationOn March 7, a group of eight people wearing Scream masks entered a supermarket on Calle de Orillamar, filled a shopping cart with food, and walked out, leaving copies of the following communiquï¿½ in their wake. The expropriated food was later distributed to those in need.
The explosion could be heard throughout a 15-square-block area, damaging nearby buildings and vehicles while sowing panic among neighborhood residents.
Wells Fargo is also one of the main financial advisors for GEO Group. GEO Group is the private prison corpration that maintains the Northwest Detention Center.
Total solidarity with the accused!
The attacks on the fascists of Rabobank is dedicated with all our fire to our brothers of the prisonerï¿½s cell of the members of Conspiracy Cells of Fire and the opressed people of the world. Our comrades and the honest minority of dignified revolutionary Persons political and civil, are not just a piece of our struggle, are not only an aspect of our action, but their choices, attitudes and dignity are the struggle itself as a whole, they are the substance.
Attacks we are claiming:
ï¿½ June 2010- setting the tower in fire in Utrecht(Netherlands)
ï¿½ October 2010- setting the tower in fire in Utrecht(Netherlands)
ï¿½ February 2011-setting the tower in fire and attacks on the website of Rabobank in Utrecht(Netherlands)
With a wink and a nod, we acknowledge our unity of purpose with the members of RAAN who smashed up a headquarters of the Democratic Party in California last October. If there were a viable third party in the United States, it would probably be necessary to attack them as well (not forgetting of course our actions against Ralph Nader several years ago).
300 cars were damaged last night by ticked off workers in Poland's Fiat plant.
Workers in the FIAT factory in Tychy, Poland sabotaged 300 cars last night. The sabotage involved damaging the cars in different ways, for example, by making deep scratches with keys, putting screws into the motors, cutting cables and other types of damage. The managers are now trying to look for the sabotateurs.
Wages at the factory range from just above 500-900 euros brutto, despite the fact that the factory is very productive and most workers are highly skilled. The workers have been feeling pressure by the management to work more and accept worse conditions or face possible job
Police Station Attacked in Mexico
votes for them? Who bows their head in respect to them? Who admires
them and wants himself, or at least his children, to be like them? Who
keeps quiet in front of the gross injustices they commit? There is just
one answer: SOCIETY...'
the night of February 5 we decided to attack some old enemies. A police
headquarters located in the Potrero neighborhood in Coacalco, Mexico
was the target.
At approximately 8pm, we placed an explosive device composed of butane gas canisters and gasoline in a motorcycle parked next to the entrance of the headquarters.
By means of a homemade retarder, the explosive was lit and detonated; a loud noise shook the area, the bike was damaged as well as the wall of the building where the idiots who defend all of this were taking refuge.
Several trucks arrived at the scene, the imbecile policemen dressed in their military uniforms arrived and saw the results of our explosive.
This attack was planned and designed especially for when they would be most vulnerable in their 'work' place. A police van with its sirens going right in front of us did not stop us.
They know it once again, they have not stopped us, they know that they will not stop these attacks; how easy it was for us to leave the bag with the explosive; it will be as easy to attack their physical integrity; it does not matter to us if they are parents or have family or any of that shit, they are police and all that they deserve are bombs, fire, stones and death. They think that we have not seen anything to extort? They believe that we have not seen them in their trailer, making note of their lack of courage, trying to intimidate with their big guns and their faces covered? They believe that we have not seen the rounds made by the bastards in the Grupo Especial de ReacciÃ³n Inmediata-Coacalco (GERI-C) [Rapid Response Task Force], in their armored trucks, clowning around believing themselves to be the heroes of that Mexican city? They believe that we have not seen their obvious megalomania in their black vans? They look more like an assault group, a paramilitary group, than some faithful servants under the command of state-capital. They should know one thing, the only thing they provoke isn't fear, it's disgust, it's repulsion for both their moral authority and their uniform.
If in submission and obedience society greets or fears them, that doesn't matter to us, if they are cheered or feared when they pass by that doesn't matter to us, we are not the vanguard defending the 'poor little exploited ones,' we are not the avengers of the 'oppressed pueblo,' all these leftist causes disgust us because all they do is make society reconsider its flaws and address them; we aren't fighting for an ecocidal human, we fight for ourselves as individuals, for the animals and for the earth, for autonomy and wild nature.
So we'll say it
again, we will not stop ourselves from acting on the desire to attack
them, because we are not part of this cowardly society, we will go to
their police stations, their security posts and when they hear an
explosion or see something engulfed in flames, they will remember us,
any police officer anywhere in Mexico and the world.
We will continue to attack despite the surveillance cameras they have put in the streets and avenues, despite their police-military rounds, despite their operations, despite their threats, anytime, anywhere and on any occasion and today we have made that clear.
The war continues, and with comrades imprisoned or not, bombs will continue exploding, fire will continue illuminating the night, because chaos is not dead!
Direct solidarity with Adrian Magdaleno Gonzales, laugh at the prison authorities who think that they have broken you, while you continue onward!
Direct solidarity with Braulio Arturo Duran, continue fighting the cells that keep you captive, outside we will continue exploiting reality!
Direct solidarity with the prisoners in the Bomb Case in Chile, it will not last forever!
Direct solidarity with Walter Bond in the United States, the FBI has not made your wild conviction disappear!
Direct solidarity with Silvia, Costa and Billy in Switzerland and with Leo in Italy, continue forward with your eco-anarchist and anticivilization ideas!
Direct solidarity with Panagiotis Argyrou, Gerasimos Tsakalos and the others now on hunger strike, accused of being members of the Conspiracy Cells of Fire in Greece, antisocial, nihilist and anarchist forever!
Frente de LiberaciÃ³n de la Tierra (FederaciÃ³n Anarquista Informal â€“ Red Global) [Earth Liberation Front (Informal Anarchist Federation-Global Network]"
On February 12th, 150 people met at Westlake Center in Downtown Seattle. Hundreds of fliers were distributed during the initial rally which had the title "Police Are The Absolute Enemy." The rally was predominately reformist and had been called by the October 22nd coalition, a front group of the Revolutionary Communist Party. However, the anarchist block, composed of 40 people dressed entirely in black, pushed the crowd into the streets and began to march.
As the march went on, thousands of the flier mentioned above were distributed. At Pike Place Market, a notable tourist attraction in Seattle, hundreds and hundreds of fliers swirled through the air, caught by the wind(a beautiful sight to behold!). On the way to the East Precinct Police Station, barricades were thrown into the road. Several people from the street joined in as the march proceeded, all of them filled with hatred towards the police. When the march reached the police station, the windows of a police cruiser were smashed out. At this point, the police moved in. Several of them were hit with the thick flag poles that carried black flags. Two people were arrested. At the time of this writing, they have been charged with misdemeanors.
American Renaissance Conference smashed Again!
The weekend of February 4th-6th 2011, the white nationalists of American Renaissance tried to resurrect their destroyed conference of 2010, this time trying Charlotte NC instead of their usual metro DC conference. NEFAC joined on to a coalition spearheaded by One People's Project and the Southern Anti-Racism Network to make sure that the AmRen conference didn't happen smoothly. And it didn't. AmRen 2011 was cancelled. And in its place, Charlotte had a forum on combatting white supremacy.
Every two years since the mid 1990s American Renaissance, a white supremacist magazine loaded to the brim with pseudo-science about the supposed genetic inferiority of non-whites run the by the New Century Foundation, holds its conference, usually in the metro Washington DC area where the mag is based.
14 January 2011 - (Taoufik Ben Brik) Curfew. For whom? For the police and the army perhaps who have deserted the streets the night of Thursday, January 14!
Because the protesters are still there, they are watching over the city.
In the euphoria of the intifada, these luminous and precious days, the Tunisians have respect for nothing: neither curfew nor god. They propose an open Tunis, without limits. A club without cockroaches. A place where anything is possible. An amusement park for adults and children. Hay Ettadhamen, khobsistes district (bread fanatics), the biggest party in the country: a bastille with no centre, no pavements, no cafes, no streets, no dead ends, no intersections, no taxi stands. With crowds and noise. It's like the south of Brazil. Even the sky seems artificial, that first night of curfew not respected. China sky.
The children of the bullet occupy the whole space and adults are learning to go to the adults next door again. A Tunis drawn from doodling. It looks like a pigeon, a hawk or a falcon. One has the feeling of having lived there before even being born. It's carnival. La fiesta. Ezzard. Revolution.
Imagine ... Tunis resonates with a thousand debates in the open air, like at Hyde Park Corner, this corner of London where every passerby is transformed, if the mood takes him, into a speaker. In these populous neighbourhoods, these corners, you can quibble, open out. A woman can spit on the giant poster of Ben Ali.
original article and comments: http://www.liberation.fr/monde/01012313490-c-est-la-revolution-des-enfants-de-la-balle
January 13th, 2011 - ï¿½Barclay Capital is the market maker for ITT Corporation on the New York Stock Exchange ï¿½ see http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=itt.
This week a Barclays cashpoint in Brighton was sabotaged in solidarity with the victims of ITT Corporation. ITT is EDO MBMï¿½s parent company. ITT and EDO supply components to Israel for the F16. In the last fortnight Israel has escalated F16 attacks on the Gaza Strip.
Barclays provide market maker services to ITT, without which they could not function on the NYSE. It is also the largest global investor in the arms trade. Target Barclays until they cease providing financial services to ITT.ï¿½
Between 700 and 1,000 people, according to police figures and organizers, marched in Marseille, shouting " Ben Ali murderer " in solidarity with the movement in protest against the regime in Tunisia.
Starting off from the Canebiere, the crowd calmy reached the Consulate General of Tunisia late afternoon, under the protection of the riot police, chanting "Ben Ali, get lost", "Ben Ali murderer, Sarkozy accomplice" and waving placards denouncing" 60 dead in four days" and photos of the presumed victims covered with blood.
"We are surprised to see Tunisians demonstrating, they are usually the ones who are terrified. There they are out, they are no longer afraid, something has changed, " said Yahia Bounouar, Algerian opposer and spokesman of the "Solidarity Maghreb" group.
5 01 2011 - From Viva la Anarquï¿½a! (January 5, 2011) via Indymedia Argentina (January 4, 2011):
In response to the trials scheduled for the coming days and the repression against our anarchist comrades from the Fire Cells Conspiracy, we decided to attack the Greek embassy in Argentina during the early morning of December 30, 2010.
Our attack coincides with a series of attacks perpetrated by comrades in Greece and Italy, because we understand solidarity as a weapon that we must use in order to confront the defenders of societyï¿½s prison system.
Just like the executioners who repeatedly murder unarmed people fighting for a piece of land to live on, we show no mercy in attacking authority when itï¿½s least expected.
We remind them that we have plenty of reasons to blow them sky-high, into the Malos Aires of this region they appropriated. And even though it might take us a while to redress the balance, we wonï¿½t just sit around waiting for others to do what we can do ourselves.
No matter how much they tighten their security, we will always find the places where they are most vulnerable. Because we are everywhere, constantly thinking about how to eradicate domination and exploitation.
LIBERTY OR DEATH
We read in the local newspapers of January 3 that two nights before, in Rovereto, persons unknown set fire to an army lorry in the courtyard of a repair workshop. The flames extended over the courtyard to two heavy vehicles nearby. A military bus, on the other hand, was not burnt because the fuse didn't light.
we received anonymous mail:
AND 2 JANUARY 2011: INCENDIARY BOTTLES DAMAGE 2 CASHPOINTS IN
SOLIDARITY TO THE REBELS IMPRISONED IN GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, ITALY,
GREECE, SPAIN, MEXICO, CHILE, UNITED STATES"
The anarchists arrived at the US diplomat's home overnight carrying posters. Police officials said the suspects were also carrying Palestinian flags, tear gas canisters and spray.
According to online reports, the anarchists claimed they arrived at Ambassador James Cunningham's house in order to protest against US military aid to Israel, which they claimed was being put to use against Palestinians.
The anarchists reportedly chanted, "One, two, three, four stop the occupation, stop the war. Five, six, seven, eight end the funding, end the hate."
Occurring to suspicion, one of the anarchists threw hand grenades towards the house yard, and then the suspects fled the scene. The patrol police was called over, headed by Superintendent Avi Ohayon, and began combing the area in search of suspects.
All of the suspected were then found and brought in for questioning over at Glilot police station, headed by Chief Superintendent Nimrod Daniel. They were interrogated and later detained for further investigation.
Police officials said the 11 anarchists, one of which is a German citizen, are expected to be brought before the Magistrate's Court in Tel Aviv in order to extend their arrest.
Hundreds protested on Saturday in from of the Kirya Base (IDF headquarters) in Tel Aviv, following Abu Rahma's death. Eight protestors were arrested, including former Knesset member Mossi Raz (Meretz).
The protesters claimed that "even in the heart of Tel Aviv, the Israeli police treats citizens as enemies, crushing their freedom of expression and operating as storm troops of the right extremists."