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Solidarity Acts across Europe for City Plaza, SquatBo and all squats

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 In Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Lübeck, Wuppertal and many other cities across Europe people protested against eviction threats against squats on Friday; #HandsOffAll Squats!

Spontaneous demo in Wuppertal, Germany, June 23rd 2017.

The Coordination of Refugee Squats (City Plaza, Notara 26, Oniro, Spyrou Trikoupi, Arahovis, 5th School, Jasmine School, Acharnon 22) called for yesterdays international day of action “Hands off the squats”. In the call, activists demand to keep the squats open, to close the camps and detention centers, to cancel the shameful EU-Turkey deal, to open the borders and stated that “you can’t evict a movement!”

In the past year repression against refugees and supporters has increased with evictions, arrests and police violence in various EU member states. Some of the squats where refugees lived in a self-organised way were evicted, for instance in Thessaloniki, Athens and Belgrade. Again and again there are reports from police violence against refugees in France, Croatia, Hungary and other European countries. Since the EU/Turkey deal, refugees are being detained at the Greek islands and deported back to Turkey.

In Athens people protested against a possible eviction of City Plaza, Papouchadiko and Zoudochou Pigis 119 in front of the ministery of migration. Projects like City Plaza succeed in where the Greek goverment and other EU member states fail; a self-determined life, a life with dignity for those who travelled to a putative Europe under extrem hard conditions.

A life where it doesn’t matter which papers people have but instead a life where people can live together in a self-organised way. Since the former City Plaza hotel was squatted more than a year ago, after the building was empty for several years, more than 1500 people lived in the building. 400 at any one time. Continue reading Solidarity Acts across Europe for City Plaza, SquatBo and all squats

7 Years Jail for Robbing a Bank ..While Criminal Banksters walk Free

On 7th June a  German court sentenced a Barcelona anarchist to seven  and a half years prison for robbing a bank in Aachen, Germany.  The other woman indicted was acquitted of all charges . The demo against the sentence begins at 8pm in Plaza Lesseps. Throughout the solidarity campaign, the support groups have made it clear that they do not care if the anarchists were to blame as they consider the expropriation action against the criminal banks to be legitimate. restemos-personas2

rescue people not banks

info via insurrection news   and Solidaritat Rebel    The Aachener Bank   was hit for the first time in July 2012. Around noon, a gang ran into the bank and demanded money at gunpoint. Then they shut the bank employees in one room. One woman was  wearing a blond wig, sunglasses. They spoke good German.

The Dutch press reports highlighted that the German police had been harassing and seeking to arrest the Dutch woman who was later arrested and  dubbed by them and the predatory media as the ‘leader’ for years and she had previously been held for 5 months and released as there was no evidence.


Image result for solidarity actions aachen bankThere has been a worldwide wave of solidarity actions for those accused of the Aachen bank robberies, with reports from as far away as Greece, Russia, Brazil, Australia or Chile……….


The Dutch anarchists who demonstrated and continue to campaign for the release of the 3 described the charges as fabricated. The leaflets and declarations emphasize support for the arrested comrades whether ‘guilty’ or ‘innocent’ and some justified bank expropriations in the context of trillion euro bank fraud, capitalist extortion and planetary destruction. Continue reading 7 Years Jail for Robbing a Bank ..While Criminal Banksters walk Free

Ukraine accuses 50 of Banda Bassotti Solidarity Caravan of Terrorism

The Ukrainian government accuses of terrorism the Italian music group Banda Bassotti after a solidarity caravan to Donbass  (ver en catalan mas abajo)
The executive of Kiev demanded collaboration from various EU governments to arrest and extradite fifty activists who have recently participated in a solidarity caravan to Donesk and Lugansk regions, organized by the famous Roman rock group.

Members of the Banda Bassotti and other activists of the Caravan Antifascist some families of Donbass who distributed the solidarity aid .
by VICTOR SERRI translated from La Directa

Bringing toys to children, doing concerts, showing internationalist solidarity. These are, in the opinion of the Ukrainian government, the crimes of the Antifascist Donbass Caravan organized by the famous Italian musical group Banda Bassotti. Continue reading Ukraine accuses 50 of Banda Bassotti Solidarity Caravan of Terrorism

Sao Paolo Antifas Disrupt Fascist Anti-Migrant March – 4 still arrested, Solidarity Needed

From territory under domain of Brazilian government – An urgent call for solidarity!

an earlier antifascist demo

ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA! FROM THE TERRITORY UNDER DOMAIN OF BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT! AN URGENT CALL FOR SOLIDARITY!

On May 2, at eight o’clock, local antifa and members of the Palestinian refugee community from São Paulo, called a protest against an anti-migrant demonstration organized by fascists. We arrived on Paulista Avenue, the main thoroughfare in Sao Paulo with a small group of 15-20 people to shut the demonstration down.

We fought with the fascists and the Military Police intervened on the fascist side. Eventually all the antifa were arrested. Everyone was released from the police department, except four migrant comrades.O palestino Hasan Zarif, dono do bar Al Janiah, detido pela PM após confronto com grupo anti-imigraçãoOne of the Palestinians being arrested Continue reading Sao Paolo Antifas Disrupt Fascist Anti-Migrant March – 4 still arrested, Solidarity Needed

Presentation of a solidarity brigade with Kurdistan in Madrid

 The July 19 Brigade is a project of international solidarity that we started a group of young social activists of Madrid. We are committed to the Kurdish cause and, in general, to the search for peace and social justice in the Middle East.cartel_presentacion

In their web page we can find an article on the peculiar situation of Makhmur, as well as a brief explanation of the project that they want to realize there:

“Once in Makhmur we will work hand in hand with organized civil society. We will provide support work in the refugee camp and carry out institutional work. We can see how the forms of popular organization work and experience democratic self-government in the first person.

In addition, daily we will monitor our activity via web and social networks. Also during the stay we will make interviews and a series of recordings and photo reports that will allow us to make a documentary on our return. Continue reading Presentation of a solidarity brigade with Kurdistan in Madrid

Belarus: Anarchists Take May Day Action… How to help our Prisoners

HOW CAN YOU HELP THE ARRESTED AFTER THE ANTI-PARASITE MARCHES IN BELARUS… (FRIDAY MARCH 17TH, 2017 )     Belarus experiences mass protests and a huge wave of repression again. Several dozens anarchists were arrested for a few weeks for participating in the protests against the ‘tax on unemployment’. Six people staged a  hunger strike. Although these prisoners may now be all free there are other comrades jailed who need your help…Continue reading ..How can you help     see also.. Dozens of anarchists arrested in Belarus after anti-government protests   [Leer en Español SPANISH]

May 1st Action News

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On May 1st, on the day of remembrance of workers who died in the struggle for their rights, anarchists in various cities of Belarus conducted actions of agitation calling on the people of Belarus to strike and resist.

In Minsk, a 20 meter banner was hung from the roof of the houses along Pushkin Avenue: “Tired Of Being Hungry? The Solution Is To Strike!” Continue reading Belarus: Anarchists Take May Day Action… How to help our Prisoners

‘SIDE BY SIDE, Facing Repression Together’ – New Campaign Launched

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SIDE BY SIDE we confront Repression

Various anarchist groups have together launched the SIDE BY SIDE campaign . Let’s jointly face the repression and show solidarity with the people indicted more than two years ago in the so-called Operation Piñata, and other similar operations that, with the excuse of anti-terrorism, have attacked the anarchist movement.

SIDE BY SIDE, facing together the repression that seeks to dissuade us, immobilize us, discourage us. Together, not isolated. With the strength that we try to understand our differences and learn to find ourselves in complicities.
SIDE BY SIDE, that’s what we call this campaign, this cry of resistance, this new challenge to power. Another attempt to break the silence, to make visible the social conflict increasingly evident as a result of the sharpening of the structural crisis of the capitalist system.

Continue reading ‘SIDE BY SIDE, Facing Repression Together’ – New Campaign Launched