On May 8 we met outside the jail of San Miguel between relatives of the 81 prisoners killed in a fire in 2010. Antiauthoritarians comrades, accomplices we gather to remember offensively comrade Mauricio Morales, the Punki Mauri, who died May 22, 2009 because of an accelerated bomb explosion intended for the School of Gendarmerie.
Mauri died trying to attack the school of jailers and right in front of one of its buildings, stained with the blood of 81 dead prisoners, we claim his memory, his life, his decision to attack. Continue reading
As class struggle anarchists who recognize the importance of a diversity of tactics in order to attack Capital, the State, and oppression in an effective manner, we see the black bloc as an important tool of struggle. Only one tool among many, but an important one nonetheless. However, this by no means implies that we feel it to be in any way above criticism. Indeed, we are very troubled by how black blocs often operate, the manner in which actions are sometimes carried out, and the direction that some black bloc elements seem to want to head in. It is for this reason that we were glad to see the text by our comrades from the Workers Solidarity Movement (WSM). Particularly refreshing was the fact that, unlike many other texts critical of the black bloc, this one was clearly written in a comradely, honest, and constructive fashion. This is the only way in which an effective and useful dialogue on the subject can be had, and our response is with the same spirit and intentions in mind. With that said, we do in fact have several important disagreements with the WSM text, and will attempt to clarify some of our positions in this writing. Continue reading
So you caught wind of some of the media hype about the black bloc or maybe you saw us at a protest doing what we do and now you want in. Sweet, welcome! We’re not an organization so you don’t have to sign up anywhere, we are people all over the world who employ a certain tactic against domination when we see fit to do so and we’re excited to meet you. Together we’ll create and destroy history. However, before crossing that line into illegality with us there are some things you could benefit from knowing and considering.
Alright, first things first, Security Culture. Security Culture is exactly what it sounds like, it’s when we adopt a set of habits and practices that allow us to create and maintain a culture in which we keep ourselves and each other secure from police repression. Obviously, we hate the police and the police hate us. We attack them when we can and they attack us when they can. This does not only take place in the arena of protest. When we’re not openly fighting them in the streets we are doing everything we can to undermine their authority and make their jobs more difficult. We spread anti-police propaganda, we collect and exploit information about them, we clandestinely sabotage their infrastructure, we figure out ways to solve our own problems and keep ourselves and our neighbors safe without them, and in rare cases throughout history we’ve even murdered some of the bastards! And likewise, when the police are not beating, gassing and arresting us at protests they’re doing everything they can to put us in jail. They listen to our phones, read our text messages, infiltrate our events, surveil our spaces, record keystrokes on our computers, plant evidence, raid our homes, force our friends to give up information on us, send undercover agents to entrap us, and in some rare cases throughout history they’ve even murdered some of us bastards. The State has and uses many agents towards this end; they’re expanding their technologies, developing their tactics and getting paid well to do so. Continue reading
The term “black flag” anarchist has been thrown around recently in a number of international milieux and journals. Indeed during the last few years of my travels throughout North and South America and Europe I have noted repeated attempts to define, through action and theory, the ideas associated with black anarchy. Following is a brief, incomplete outline of some of the more common aspects of what black anarchists think and do. These tendencies are numbered for convenience, and not to show priority or importance.
Red and Black Excursus: I will not discuss “red and black” anarchy as it seems well defined by the collectivist, syndicalist, communist variants of anarchist ideas that were developed more than a hundred years ago and still enjoy a great deal of popularity and adherents. I emphasize that I don’t see the two various strains as being mutually exclusive, opposed, or even necessarily very different at the macro level. The old sectarianism and exclusion, a gnawing symptom of Marxism and the Social Democracy, plays no role in this essay. I am attempting to describe and provide some topography to a growing, relatively new agreement among a particular group of my comrades, in doing so I support and encourage those who follow different anarchist ideas and paths. No one is wrong, no one is right. The best we can hope for is clarity, not hegemony. Continue reading
In whom those who hounded on July 16, 2014 in Monastiraki, proved by the fact that it was Officer Efthimios Dimitropoulos who then shot in his victim the back and is the taxi driver killer of Kastoria.
Here’s what are the ‘protectors of citizens’?
Such killers like their superiors are those who toil for the safety of all kinds of bastards of political and economic power, safety creditor country who drink the blood of the people! Continue reading
Last night, in The Hague, the Netherlands, we destroyed 9 automated teller machines in solidarity with the anarchists accused of robbery in Aachen, Germany. Their trial will begin on 23 January 2017 and will last 26 days in the space of 5 months. Continue reading
(On March 7, 2017, the comrades finally managed to be expelled to Chile, where they were greeted with a great display of journalism and repressive threats. Francisco returned to tread the street with dignity intact)
* Affinity and solidarity against victimhood and authority. *
In the struggle to break with the established, we seek and create forms of relationships that are contrary to imposition and authority. Forms that make us feel comfortable to develop autonomously in proposing and carrying out initiatives of daily confrontation. In this sense we understand that affinity represents the most appropriate way of relating among anarchists and that this is not the result of empty slogans repeated to satiety, but is the result of practices and shared visions that help to generate lasting bonds of fellowship and brotherhood , That go on the simple bonds of friendship. Continue reading
In the late evening hours of 6.12. We burned three vehicles in Leipzig. There are many reasons for this, the occasion for us was the anniversary of the assassination of Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 by Greek bulls in Athens. Nothing has been forgiven – no one is forgotten. Continue reading