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France: Everyone in solidarity with the Black Feather

Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

La Plume Noire, a UCL bookstore in Lyon, was attacked on Saturday March 20 by a fascist commando. It is an attack against the entire UCL, but, beyond that, against all the forces of progress and against our social camp. An attack that takes place in a nauseating climate where racist controversies are linked in the media, driven by the highest summit of the State.

The UCL took the initiative of a national appeal for support, broad and united, which received numerous signatures from unions, political organizations and parties, associations and collectives. A national event is planned in Lyon on Saturday April 3.

On Saturday March 20 at 2 p.m., the La Plume Noire bookstore located at 8 rue Diderot on the slopes of Croix-Rousse, was attacked by around fifty

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Interview on the Situation of Anarchist Comrades Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar

From es-contrainfo.espiv.net translated by Abolition Media Worldwide.

Continuing with the publications in permanent solidarity with Mónica and Francisco, [Brazilian anarchist website] Facção Fictícia conducted an interview with Relatives and Friends of Subversive Prisoners and Anarchists from the Chilean region. In addition to updating on the status of the trial, the interview addresses the importance of active solidarity with prisoners and recent struggles in the territory dominated by the Chilean State.

In recent years, Mónica and Francisco were subjected to accusations and imprisonment both in the territory dominated by the Chilean State in 2010 (in what became known as the “Bombas Case”) and in Spanish some years later. We would like you to comment a bit about this history of persecution and what was the impact on the spaces and the struggle in general.

To put it in context and make a brief account of the repressive cases where both comrades have been involved, it is necessary to start in 2010. The State sought to put an end to the different attacks with explosives by anarchist and anti-capitalist groups, and launched an attack against different anarchist comrades, accusing them of being part of an “Illicit Terrorist Association,” hitting different anti-authoritarian expressions. After spending long months in prison, an extensive hunger strike and mobilizations, the comrades managed to take to the streets to face a lengthy trial where they were later acquitted.

Shortly afterwards, Mónica and Francisco left for Spain, where in 2013, they were arrested for the explosive attack on the basilica of El Pilar. The collaboration between the States was evident from the beginning, transcending that during the investigation into the attack and before the arrests, different police reports and intelligence personnel traveled from one side to the other, giving recommendations on where to carry out the investigation and confirming suspicions around comrades.

After a speedy trial, both are sentenced to 12 years in prison, and after reducing their sentence to 4 and a half years, they managed to be expelled to Chile in 2017, with the corresponding media circus and police harassment for months.

On July 24, 2020, the day they were kidnapped by the Chilean State, Mónica and Francisco had their preventive imprisonment decreed for 6 months for investigation. Recently, after this time expired, a new term was stipulated and the imprisonment was prolonged without having had a sentence. What is the status of the trial? Is there a date forecast for the trial to take place?

The procedural situation is as follows: Francisco is accused of sending two explosive packages to the 54th police station and the former interior minister Rodrigo Hinzpetter (an accessory to a brutal repression during his mandate); the device to the police managed to explode while the one sent to the former Minister by chance was not opened and was discovered after the first outbreak; Monica and Francisco are accused of the double explosive attack on a real estate office in a rich neighborhood during the revolt.

Both are formalized under the gun control law, in addition to various counts of attempted homicides. At the time of their arrest, the court gave them a period of 6 months for investigation, a date that was renewed in February 2021. This investigative period may be extended for up to 2 years before going to trial.

We believe that if the prosecution wanted, it could already take them to trial, but it also seems that this delay would have to do with the participation of this team of prosecutors in other trials or perhaps the careful review of the judicial file so as not to make any mistakes as in the “Bomb case.”

Under the health argument to combat Covid-19, both Mónica and Francisco and other incarcerated people were prevented from receiving visits, which left them in a kind of even more severe isolation inside the jail. How is the situation now? Have the visits already happened again? How are Monica and Francisco at the moment?

The situation is still restricted, basically to one visit, a single person 2 hours every three weeks. Each prison and regime has its particularities; in the case of Mónica, she has to choose that week if she wishes to have a visit or if she wishes to have an assignment (Food that enters the prison by solidarity), while in the case of Francisco, the Limitations force that only his blood family can visit. With “Relatives and friends of Subversive Prisoners and anarchists,” we have participated by informing and struggling to return to visits with different expressions of agitation.

Specifically, both are well, living different realities of the prison. Francisco, for his part, is under strict isolation, much of the day locked up, with little or no sunlight, while Mónica, for her part, is in the public connotation section, isolated from the rest of the prison population, having to live with prisoners who are separated from the others because they will be accused of crimes considered intolerable and that can be avenged by the other prisoners.

Despite the different realities, both are in good spirits; they have access to gendarmerie telephones to be able to communicate with their friends and comrades, always asking about conditions outside and about other comrades in prison.

The territory dominated by the Chilean State is very convulsive and has an intense history of insurrections and anarchic struggles. Of which we have the most news are the intensification of the Mapuche uprising in recent years, especially with the territorial recoveries, and the revolt of October 18, 2019. We receive information about several Mapuche prisoners and murders (as was the most recent case of the comrade Emília BAU, killed by hitmen from a private condominium in Panguipulli), as well as more than 2,000 people arrested, many wounded and others killed by police. It seems very evident to us that the imprisonment of the people involved in the struggles is a coup by the State to try to extinguish the insurrectionary flame that burns in the streets. We would like you to comment a bit about the current situation of the struggles out there and how you analyze this reaction of the repressive forces.

The repressive panorama is broad, like the struggle. Undoubtedly, since October 18, when the revolt in Chile began, it marked a before and after on the one hand, and also a continuity and exacerbation on the other. It is undeniable that many people are in prison linked to the struggle; in December 2019, there were 2,500 prisoners of the revolt, a figure that then gradually decreased. It is a broad and diverse reality, rather than a homogeneous group with clear positions.

Regarding the prisoners of the revolt, as well as the dead and mutilated as a result of the repression in that process, it is necessary to point out that not all of them are revolutionary comrades, but rather individuals who rose up against the prevailing order, for the most diverse reasons.

It is a wide and diverse reality, with many political positions, from the most irreconcilable anarchic to citizen positions and people eager to integrate in the system, passing through many people who were simply tired and spontaneously protested with great anger. It is important to assume that diversity so as not to fall into romanticism, idealize situations or force dynamics that are not such. It is precisely considering this reality that various initiatives are raised in solidarity with the prisoners of the revolt, as well as in remembrance and revenge for the dead and maimed, as well as against the State.

Even with the constant persecution by the State, Monica and Francisco stayed in combat and with their heads held high, especially in jail. They even wrote a statement that addresses the need for harmony between the struggles inside and outside the prisons. Do they manage to have contact with the other subversive people who are also in prison? And with those who are outside? Is access to books and letters allowed, for example?

Monica and Francisco have been part of the environment with comrades in prison for years; both were frequently visiting incarcerated subversive comrades. So that relationship remains unbreakable but has simply changed its form and modality. Despite being in the same penal unit, Francisco has little direct contact with those in maximum security and almost no direct contact (face to face) with those in High Security, but in the same way, existing networks and links are strengthened with fluid communication between all comrades.

Only as a sample can be seen the joint writing between different comrades, drawn from within “Before the revolt, the plebiscite and the judicial situation: Communiqué of prisoners of the social war for the destruction of prison society.”

How do you analyze the importance of solidarity transcending both the prison walls and the border between States?

That is a necessary and interesting dilemma, a challenge for the anarchic struggle. In the case of the comrades, we were already faced with the issue of internationalist solidarity in 2010 with the “bomb case” where beautiful networks were informally forged with the detainees, and on the other hand, when they were arrested in Spain, this question was addressed to us, about our ability to articulate and cross borders. Today, while the comrades are imprisoned here, there are a lot of daily issues that urgently need to be resolved here, as legal and financial help is always required.

But that is only one aspect of solidarity; there is, on the other hand, the dissemination and agitation of the case and perhaps more important and sustaining are the public debates around the positions of the comrades. Bring them to the streets, let them speak only and exclusively from their condition of imprisonment and contribute to the fight.

In another dimension, there is a fear that the solidarity with both is plagued with resignation, that it is not worth fighting and that it would only be necessary to resign oneself to a possible conviction and then have to take care of the expenses of the life of the comrades in prison. That scenario is really the worst.

Finally, how can people in solidarity support the campaign for the freedom of Monica and Francisco? Is there a channel through which information and communications can be accompanied?

We upload the texts and information to the counter-information pages, we try to be very clear and regularly upload updates and relevant information. We move away from those positions that seek to go unnoticed or lower the profile of cases. The comrades are imprisoned for the actions of the struggle, the comrades have been part of the struggle for years and it corresponds to maintain a dialogue and information with all of us who are on this side of the barricade.

On the ways in which it can be supported, this response lies in the creative capacity of each person, from dissemination, agitation, to the collection of economic funds, as well as direct communication with them through letters, contemplating them in projects or simply raising your own solidarity initiative.

THE STATE IS TERROR, WE DON’T SCARE. Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet (DAF).

Devrimci Anarsist Faaliyet (DAF).

This morning, the Governor of Istanbul announced that all demonstrations in Beşiktaş and Sarıyer were prohibited. Announcing the statement on his twitter account, the Governor said, “Considering that it may adversely affect the efforts to protect the society from the epidemic and prevent the spread of the epidemic, all kinds of meetings, demonstrations and marches are prohibited in these districts.” said.

Let’s express the sentences that they could not. Fear prohibits. The fear of the AKP’s collapse is increasing day by day. As his fear grows, his prohibitions also increase. This fear didn’t start today. Those resisting in Gezi, in Kobani; Those who went out on the streets after the bombs exploded in Amed, Suruç and Ankara became the fear of the state. In all the previous years, the state has attacked and banned them due to it’s fear. The courage of those who resisted turned into a struggle.

Let’s say it again, every prohibition is a sign of fear. The youth was in front of the university against the trustee rector of Boğaziçi University appointed by the president on January 4, 2021. There was anger of thousands of young people who demanded justice in the face of law enforcement. This angry determination frightened appointed trustee rector Melih Bulu and his appointees. Those who afraid attacked the youth; attacked with baton, shield, rubber bullet and water cannons. They thought they were going to frighten and scare away. Nobody ran away. The youth pushed and pushed, and the police absurdly tried to protect themselves by handcuffing the door of Boğaziçi University by the despair. The resistance ended for Monday, it was said, “We will return for Wednesday”.

Those who were afraid of Monday could not wait till Wednesday. We – declared by the state media as a “terrorist organization” – have repeatedly said that the state is the “terrorist organization”. The state started a police terror from Monday evening to Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Within 2 days, the houses of nearly 40 of our friends were raided by the police, those who were wanted were detained by torture. The torture and threats of our friends who have been detained for two days continue today. This is terror. Raids, tortures and detentions continue with wanted lists in their hands.

We are not afraid of raids, torture and prohibitions. Your terror will not scare us. We will walk on you with courage.

You Will Go, We Will Stay! We will win!

London: Four squats evicted just before Xmas

Squat Net

Today [December 21] four separate squats were evicted in London. One being the mutual aid community free shop [pictured] in Harringay that was very close to our hearts. They illegally evicted us, as they didn’t tell us we had court on 17 December.

Many people have been made homeless today due to parasitic landlords. They’ve destroyed homes and communities. All before 9am.

Support your local squat. We’re working with other members of the crew to relocate and get running again but cannot guarantee when. We hope soon.

Kill bailiffs. Kill landlords. Kill cops.

Squat the world. We’ll squat the copshops. We’ll squat the bailiff HQs. We’ll squat your fucking holiday homes.

4 Indigenous Nahuas murdered by narco-paramiltaries In Guerrero, Mexico

Voices in Movement

Communique of CIPOG-EZ on the the assassination of four indigenous Nahuas in Guerrero, Mexico.

Chilapa de Álvarez, Guerrero, México, December 20th, 2020

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation
to the National Indigenous Congress (CNI)
To the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG)
To the People of Guerrero, Mexico and the World
To the National and International Sixth
To the CNI-CIG Networks of Support
To the Free, Honest and Autonomous Media

As women, men, grandfathers, grandmothers, boys and girls of the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ)—Na Savi, Me pháá, Ñamnkue, Nahua, Afro-Mexican and Mestizo peoples of the state of Guerrero—we are again raising our voice with rage and pain. Yesterday, December 19th, 2020, around noon, our sisters María Agustín Chino and Amalia Morales Guapango, and our brothers José Benito Migueleño and Miguel Migueleño were found assassinated.

These brothers and sisters of the Indigenous Nahua community of Alcozacan, municipality of Chilapa de Álvarez, disappeared Friday December 18th. Yesterday around noon, their bodies were found in their truck on the Chilapa-Tlapa highway. They were tortured, bound at their hands, and given their “coup de grace.”

This has taken place precisely one month after we broke the narco-paramilitary siege, on November 18th, when thousands of Indigenous Nahuas recovered our mobility in our territory. As twenty-two communities surrounded by the narco-paramilitary group, Los Ardillos, we decided to say “Enough Already!” because it is not life that we are living. However, in response, they are already beginning to charge the fee in blood, because they want us to be slaves and they want us subdued.

We dared to denounce the subsecretary of Human Rights, Population and Migration of the 4T, Alejandro Encinas. He only comes to plant division and buy consciences precisely in Alcozacan. There, on January 17th, 2020, 10 compañeros were assassinated in a massacre. Now, far from arriving to justice, they are only sending more death and signals of war. Encinas and López Obrador, you are no different than the PRI. You have become what you pretend to combat.

Today, and in the times that come, they will continue killing us. Mexico is being built on our dead bodies. Once again, we are in the way. But we can no longer continue in slavery. Here in the Montaña Baja of Guerrero, COVID-19 is the least of it. They are assassinating us like animals without anyone listening, without anyone doing anything. Our “Enough Already!” will continue and will cost more blood because no struggle for true freedom and justice has ever been smooth. Never in history have Indigenous peoples been given our freedom.

We hold responsible the municipal government of Chilapa de Álvarez led by Jesús Parra García of the PRI, the state government of Héctor Astudillo Flores of the PRI, and the president of the republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of MORENA, for the assassination of María Agustín Chino, Amalia Morales Guapango, José Benito Migueleño and Miguel Migueleño. The three levels of government know perfectly well that happens in Chilapa, but they make deals instead of ending organized crime.

Celso Ortega Jiménez is the operating command of “Los Ardillos.” Bernardo Ortega Jiménez is the political command. The ministerial police of Chilapa de Álvarez, as we have already denounced, are part of the problem and the National Guard knows this well. After being in the same place for so long, the National Guard are only spying on our organization instead of dismantling organized crime.

Our state organizers continue receiving death threats. Intimidation in the base communities of the CIPOG-EZ and CNI-CIG is becoming more and more fierce. Now, more murder. And again, impunity on part of the authorities only makes their complicity clear. That is why Encinas refuses to provide precautionary measures and why the CNDH did not send any visitors to register the human rights violations in Chilapa and the 22 communities that have suffered the narco-paramilitary siege.

Sisters and brothers who have not abandoned us, help us to share this word and let it be known what the 4T and its ally the PRI are doing in Guerrero. May our dead not remain in the shadow of “progress.” May our blood sow the path of freedom for our people.

We will we mobilizing and we reiterate our determined “Enough Already!” Our struggle is for life and freedom. We do not want to be slaves of organized crime, nor a bargaining chip of bad governments in disguise.

Sincerely,

Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata (CIPOG-EZ)
Regions: Costa Chica, Costa Montaña, Montaña Alta and Montaña Baja de Guerrero
Campesino Organization of the Southern Sierra (O.C.S.S.)
End the paramilitary war against the Zapatista communities of the EZLN!
End the Narco-Paramilitary war against the Indigenous communities of the CNI-CIG!
Justice for all the prisoners, assassinated and disappeared of the CNI-CIG!
Never more a Mexico without us!
This was translated Anonynmously by It’s Going Down.

Carlo Sorrachi / Carlo Neri / HN104 undercover cop.

This is Carlo Sorrachi, alias “Carlo Neri”, a rapist who deceived  three women into having sex with him. Women who would no sooner have sex with a policeman than a dog or a monkey.

Sorrachi’s job was to spy on the socialist party, a group that has never been a threat to anybody, being largely composed of boring old tankies. He was active from 2001 to 2006 and based in north and central London.

Judge Mitting, whose seasonal job will be starting any day now. Ho ho ho.

Chair of the Undercover Policing Inquiry, judge Mitting, has taken a shine to Sorrachi and refuses to let him be named in the proceedings, insisting he be referred to as “HN104”. As a result, Dave Smith of the Blacklist Support Group was unable to make his Opening Statement. From the early 1990s until mid 2000s, Smith was spied on by three policemen: Peter Francis, Mark Jenner and Carlo Soracchi.

As agent provocateur, Sorrachi/Neri tried to persuade Trade Unionists Frank Smith, Dan Gilman and Joe Batty to burn a property belonging to fascist Roberto Fiore, leading to the bizarre spectacle of the notorious fascist terrorist threatening legal action against the Metropolitan police.

If you encountered Carlo Soracchi, Contact Undercover Research Project

Freedom for Fredy Garcia and all political prisoners!

Voices in Movement

Photo by Iraís Delgado.

Freedom, freedom to the prisoners in the struggle!

Fredy Garcia of the Committee for the Defense of Indigenous Rights (CODEDI: Spanish acronym) has been unjustly imprisoned since November 6, 2019 for his work in defending indigenous lands and communities.  The process has been full of irregularities and based on fabricated charges including those of “assault”, “injuries” and “aggravated robbery”. Fredy has been in preventive detention Tlacolula, Oaxaca since he was arrested. On 10 July 2020 he was severely  beaten and tortured bya group of prison guards who reportedly said that they were acting on “orders from above”.

The indigenous communities of CODEDI are located on the coast and in the southern mountains of Oaxaca and are fighting against rich landowners, strong economic interests and organized crime. They have have denounced violations perpetrated in the hydroelectric and mining projects in the state of Oaxaca for this reason powerful forces are using violence to intimidate the organization. It’s a war against autonomous and indigenous peoples who not only defend their territories, but also the right to freedom of expression, organization, self-determination and biodiversity, as well as the survival and future of all Mexicans.

Since January 2018 there have been five members of CODEDI murdered, two attempted assassinations, six arbitrary arrests, three raid and robbery incidents, as well as persistent threats against its members.

In the context of the pandemic, the health of Mr. Garcia and of all prisoners in the country is at serious risk because there are no minimum conditions of human dignity in prisons. It is also impossible to practice hygiene measures and to maintain a healthy distance in places of confinement and overcrowding.

FREEDOM IS MORE IMPORTANT TODAY THAN EVER! Freedom for Fredy and all political prisoners!

Freedom for people accused of crimes they did not commit!


Information from Irais Delgado and Front Line Defenders. Translated by Angeloen.

Four from Mal Content.

Chapters 22 – 25 of The Authority of the Boot-Maker

(C.W. racism, torture, sexual violence)

The fear of violence.

The state is prison.

The Iva Valley Colliers.

Britain’s Gulags.

Blacklisted worker barred from SpyCops Inquiry

Union News

Dave Smith, the secretary of the Blacklist Support Group, has been barred from appearing at the Undercover Policing Inquiry.

Smith was scheduled to make the opening statement on behalf of the Blacklist Support Group at 4.15pm today, but late last night was told not to attend, following a legal challenge regarding issues raised in his the opening statement.

A meeting before the chair, Sir John Mitting, has been arranged for Monday morning.

union-news.co.uk understands Dave Smith was planning to accuse undercover police officers of inciting arson and colluding with multinational construction firms to blacklist union members. He co-authored a book, Blacklisted, that detailed his experiences of being unlawfully denied work because of his trade union activity.

Blacklisted worker Dan Gillman has written about his hopes for the Mitting Inquiry here and Donna McClean has written about her experience about being tricked into a relationship with a spycop here.

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