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Italy – Quale internazionale? [What international?], a book by Alfredo Cospito and many others, is out

Quale internazionale? published little more than a year after the publication of the third part of an homonymous interview with imprisoned comrade Alfredo Cospito in the anarchist paper Vetriolo, is finally available. This booklet, edited by Alfredo and the other comrades editors of the paper, is the expression of a passionate trajectory of in-depth study and analysis and at the same time a cognitive and historical contribution for anarchism, a volume which we hope can bring about a lively involvement with anarchist ideas, drawing the attention of those who care for the destruction of this world centred on authority.
«Today just to publish a discussion on the practice of internationalist anarchist action, just putting together a chronology of the actions carried out by the Informal Anarchist Federation and some of their claims involves the concrete risk of ending up in prison for years. This pocket book has a great merit: it goes straight to the specifics of the Informal Anarchist Federation without any dissociating or demonizing prefaces. How is it possible that a phenomenon that involved (whatever one thinks of it) a consistent part of anarchism was never analysed in a serious, deep way, even less from a historical point of view? Perhaps it is time to face this piece of anarchy in a balanced way, without rancour. Perhaps to do otherwise would be demented because certainly it is not by mystifying or erasing pieces of history that don’t correspond to our fine printed theories that we will be able to affirm our anarchy in the world» – Alfredo Cospito.

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Thessaloniki, Greece, 26th February 2021: Claim for an incendiary attack on the home of a policeman carried out by the Elizaveta Kovalskaja Nucleus of the Nuclei of Direct Actions

Journalists executioners 
Police executioners
Judicial officers executioners
Respectable citizens hangmen


There is no need for further recommendations. The implacable struggle of the revolutionary Dimitris Koufondinas continues on its 64th day and proceeds from the necessity it started off from. A necessity that intensifies and strengthens as the government of Néa Dimokratía persists in and maintains an intransigent position, intending to kill him. The State’s brutality, its intransigence, isn’t only aimed at his death but far more at the extermination and definitive disintegration of the revolutionary perspective and combative dignity embodied in the figure of the revolutionary D. Koufondinas.
For a week we’ve been seeing with anger the State’s endless revenge, which changes between alternate declarations at times oozing false optimism and at others the cold brutal intention of extermination. But surprise is a luxury we can’t afford. It is obvious that you are trying to abdicate your responsibilities, but however you try to shake off any liability for an imminent death, the responsibility will be yours alone, it will have your signature. We are sure that from our struggle, here and now, revenge will pour out, while your power will lie among the ruins of the history you have chosen, and for the first time life will triumph over death.

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Madrid (Spain) : Report on the gathering at Tirso de Molina

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imc_barcelona / Tuesday 30 March 2021
Report on the gathering at Tirso de Molina [in Madrid], in solidarity with the anarchists arrested in Barcelona and with all the prisoners struck by the repression
Last Sunday,  28 March, about 100 people gathered in the Tirso de Molina square, in a small gesture of solidarity with the people arrested over recent weeks in the Spanish State because of the riots and demonstrations linked to the imprisonment of Pablo Hasél (and not only). Seven anarchist comrades are in prison, accused of trying to set fire to a police van in Barcelona during the demonstrations.
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Bremen, Germany: Three Vehicles of Prison Profiteers Dussmann Set on Fire

Autonomous fire prevention! Result: 3 vehicles on fire for the profiteer of prisons Dussmann!
There are companies like Spie, Wisag, Massak, Sodexo … or, as in this case, Dussmann, who, by their collaboration, maintain the authority of the state.
It is wrong to think that companies like Dussmann Service GmbH are neutral. They make the decision to make profits by the humiliation and the exploitation of people. They consciously accept to poison and destroy the organs of the prisoner.
Dussmann is a subcontracting company. It provides “food” for retention centers [prisons for immigrants] and prisons.

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$hile El método insurreccional pdf es:

PDF: ES El método insurreccional
En tiempos donde el dominio y el poder atacan cada vez más fuerte, y cuando pareciera que no hay tiempo para reflexionar y discutir sobre las formas de contra atacar, este texto viene a extender una invitación fundamental: tensionar y plantear propuestas sobre los métodos de lucha y de organización en el combate permanente contra el poder, el Estado y toda forma de autoridad.
Publicado en 1998, lo planteado en “El mètodo insurreccional” sigue contribuyendo al debate y la acción anárquica insurreccional en los territorios del cono sur de Abya Yala (Latinoamérica) y alrededor del mundo. Continue reading $hile El método insurreccional pdf es:

On Friday 8th of November 2019, the anarchist comrade Vaggelis Stathopoulos is arrested by the Greek Anti-terrorist Service with the excuse that he took part on a robbery in a gaming agency in Holargos, Athens on the 21st of October2019. During the next day of his arrest, within a crescendo of terror-hysteria reaction, he is suddenly being announced that he is also accused of participating in the organization “Revolutionary Self-defense”. Our comrade’s arrest is accompanied with an alloy of radio and mud towards his face, from the government’s right hand, the massive media, through various press publications and television reports which reproduce fabricated accusations and present him as the “domestic terrorist” and “the Kung Fu teacher who gives classes of military defense in order to create an army”.
Τhroughout the whole period of his pre-trial detention, we witness the “theater of the absurd” which the Anti-terrorist Service and the Ministry of Citizen Protection has carelessly set up, since every single clue that they are trying to present is shaked down – DNA tests, accusations for specific attacks of the “Revolutionary defense” organization during which the comrade was in prison for a prior case,  supposed evidence for his participation in the robbery while at the specific time he was teaching in his martial arts’ school in the center of Athens, and so on…
From the first moment of his arrest, our comrade is denying  the accusations, both of the robbery and his participation in the “Revolutionary defense” organization, and as he has personally stated: “All this spectacle in my face is part of a repressive policy of the current government against the anarchists and the anarchist movement. The authorities spread lies for the way we act as anarchists; basically I have been charged with half of the criminal code simply because I showed solidarity in an injured person.Under the spectrum of solidarity I admit that I have helped a person who was injured. I am an anarchist, I am an active member of the anarchist movement… I deny all the accusations for the robbery and the “revolutionary defense”.


#KillTheBill: Bristol legal support in the streets and in the courts (UK)

Bristol Defendant Solidarity is organising this fundraiser.
 People in Bristol standing up to unprecedented new police powers have faced immense police violence  since Sunday March 21st. The last week has seen police charging crowds with horses, releasing attack dogs on protesters, pepper-spraying people indiscriminately and physically attacking journalists. Those arrested will face harsh charges as the state seeks to make an example of them.

We believe that no one taking part in protests for social justice should face the system alone. If you do too, please donate.

Hidden behind the police statements branding demonstrators “a mob of animals” and the later-retracted claims of officers facing broken bones and punctured lungs, is the hard work of activists pushing for police accountability. Bristol Defendant Solidarity  (BDS) have been working for over a decade to support people facing police and state violence as a consequence for their activism. Now, we need your help.

We are aiming to raise an initial £15,000 with a stretch target of £30,000 to support people following Bristol’s #KillTheBill protests.

Avon & Somerset Police already have a long history of committing violence in our communities. The proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill currently making its way through Parliament would give police sweeping new powers  to criminalise protests, intensify the attack on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities way of life, and increase the harsh effects of the criminal justice system with longer sentencing. And while people take to the streets to oppose it, the police have cracked down hard on the demonstrations.

Depending on need, and in this priority order, we will use this fund to support those targeted by police in connection with the Kill the Bill protests by:

• Supplying money for legal fees not covered by legal aid.
• Paying any travel costs to court.
• Covering loss of earnings sustained as a result of attending court.
• Supporting legal cases made against the police.
• Helping pay rent to ensure they can return to their homes after any custodial sentences.

In the unlikely event of there being any money left over from this, it will be held by BDS to support people in a similar way in the future. Solidarity is our best defence.

In solidarity, Bristol Defendant Solidarity  (BDS)



Genoa, Italy – In solidarity with those searched for organized crime

Written on 27th March 2021
On 24th February the Digos of Genoa raided 5 members of the Collettivo Autonomo Lavoratori Portuali (CALP, Autonomous Collective of Dock Workers) and of Genova Antifascista [Antifascist Genoa]. The investigative hypothesis of the police is criminal association (art. 416) aimed at opposing the fascist presence in the city and arms trafficking in the port of Genoa, with particular reference to the struggle against the transit of ships owned by Saudi company Bahri, with their cargos of weapons destined for wars.
We express our solidarity with the comrades under investigation not only because we think the struggle against fascists and against all wars is right and legitimate but also because we were together in these struggles – on many occasions. The Police are trying to present these struggles as the work of a restricted group of people who “exploit” others, and this attempt must not pass.

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Communique from 325 Collective on the Repressive Attack upon International Counter-Information (UK)- en/ gr/ it / fr/es/de

On 29.03.21 the Dutch police raided the data center that holds the server, seizing the server itself as part of a criminal investigation into ‘terrorism’. is a collective that provided a platform for international movement websites from prisoner solidarity groups, multiple campaign collectives, anti-summit pages and international counter-information. Significant sites that used as a platform that have been targeted by this repressive attack by the Dutch police are Anarchist Black Cross Berlin, Montreal Counter-Info, Northshore Counter-Info, Act For Freedom Now! (now re-activated on and 325.
We as a collective are aware that this was not just an attack by the Dutch police, but was done in coordination with the Counter Terrorism Unit of the United Kingdom in connection with their recent repressive attacks upon the anarchist circles in this country. Not only have they been threatening ourselves, but recently threatened unless they shut down our site. Along with this they demanded information be given to them of the identity of anyone involved in 325. The extent that the authorities will go to attack us and anyone they suspect of aiding us is of no surprise to us, the examples through history of state forces repressing anyone who dares to stand and fight them are numerous.
This repressive attack should be seen as an attack upon all
counter-information, on anarchist circles internationally. Under the present ongoing environment of Covid-19 and the repressive actions of states around the world, it is no surprise to us that they work together on an international level, the recent repression against anarchist comrade Gabriel Pomba da Silva, with co-operation between Spanish, Italian and Portuguese states, is a more than obvious recent example. Continue reading Communique from 325 Collective on the Repressive Attack upon International Counter-Information (UK)- en/ gr/ it / fr/es/de

March 29: Communiqué of Pablo Bahamonde Ortiz “Bear,” subversive prisoner on hunger strike from Santiago 1 jail.EN/ IT/ ES/ FR

March 29: Communiqué of Pablo Bahamonde Ortiz “Bear,” subversive prisoner on hunger strike from Santiago 1 jail.
On days like today are many brothers and sisters that come to memory… Time has passed, but at every moment of my life they are always present in my being, picking up all the experience and wisdom of their Steps. To mention each one would make for an extensive list, the diverse circumstances of their falls shows that times are not so different in how much the blows that power executes those who challenge the comfort of the powerful.
Blood, pain and rage is transformed into a path of destruction and creation that has no end. From this humble reflection, I take air and continue irreducibly.
Understand that imprisonment is just a probable scenario of the Life, for those who choose to break the normality and legality of power.
Punishment and isolation as a method of achieving repentments will be the result they will find for our undominated bodies and minds.
The continuity of the fight is a permanent construction, infinite and Multiform with insurrectionary and insolent character that confronts oppression, Misery and exploitation.
From this place, the call will always be for the exacerbation of the conflict, preparation, feeling and living subversive praxis, breaking the old, dogmatic, moralistic, patriarchal, authoritarian and toxic logics that only cause damage and mistrust inside collectives and conscious individuals.
Always, the struggle of our Brothers and Sisters kidnapped by the Status will be the task that complements the fight that daily thousands of You contribute to in the various spaces of offensive resistance.
It is urgent to multiply and strengthen complicity networks, generating various actions for demanding freedom without conditions for thousands of us that find ourselves behind these walls. Solidarity must give that exquisite offensive and combative jump that historically reflects Steps of thousands who have fallen in this fight.
The enemy day by day is lurking and it is time to return the blows… It’s time to put into practice that the control mechanisms will be unusable for those who assume the roads of total liberation with conscience and heart.
An embrace of complicity and insurrection to the Brothers and Sisters that Today are on strike, today we put our bodies as weapons facing once More against the State and its laws.
Combatant Youth, Permanent Insurrection!!! For the repeal of Article 9 and the Restitution of Article 1 ° Of Decree Law 321!!!
Release to the Street Comrade Marcelo Villarroel and All Political Prisoners, Subversive Prisoners, Anarchist Prisoners, Mapuche Liberation Prisoners and Prisoners of the Revolt!!!
As long as there is misery, there will be rebellion!!!
Pablo Bahamondes Ortiz “Bear”
Subversive prisoner of Villa France
Jail-company santiago 1
Maximum module
March 29, 2021.


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Comunicato di Pablo Bahamondes Ortiz, prigioniero sovversivo in sciopero della fame nel carcere di “Santiago 1” (Cile, 29.03.2021) [it, es]

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