In response to Mob Attacked Specific Group of People Inside Tinley Park Restaurant
On Saturday, May 19th a group of 30 anti-fascists descended upon Ashford House restaurant in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park where the 5th annual White Nationalist Economic Summit and Illinois White Nationalist Meet-and-Greet was taking place. The White Nationalists were targeted inside the restaurant and physically attacked, causing several injuries and completely shutting down their meeting. The anti-fascist group was privy to anonymous inside information. This fascist event had been in secret planning for six months. The attendees have attempted to cover up the true intent of the event with mainstream media reports initially reporting the white nationalist conference as a wedding party and then as an Irish heritage meeting. The event was advertised on www.stormfront.org, an established white nationalist fascist internet forum.
Anti-fascists oppose any organizing by racists and fascist in their communities. Fascist and white nationalist organizing has resulted in a number of horrifying incidents, from the recent J.T. Ready shootings in Arizona to the Benjamin Nathaniel Smith shooting in the West Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago, as just two examples.
These anti-fascists are committed to shutting down and attacking any racist, nationalist, or fascist organizers or individuals that they encounter
As a small sign of solidarity with imprisoned and prosecuted comrades in France, Denmark and worldwide, a graffiti has been placed in striking distance to the station of Pressehaus, in the city of Freiburg.
The station’s wall is now decorated with the slogans: “Solidarity with Isa, Juan, Damien, Ivan, Fari, Bruno and the 5 comrades in Copenhagen! Our struggle is no terrorism! Fight the law! (A)”
Our thoughts are constantly with our friends who are facing a trial under accusations of terrorism. Despite the ongoing criminalization against the anarchist movement, the will for change is unbroken without any limits. Rage against the dominating conditions and love for freedom are thereby the motivations of previous, present and future struggles.
For freedom and for anarchy – destroy the hierarchy!
by “anna chismus” / source: linksunten.indymedia.org
FREEDOM FOR THE ACTIVISTS IN ISTANBUL!
On Friday, May 18th, 2012, a gathering in solidarity with arrested anarchists from Istanbul took place in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin. Several house searches of personal residences, social centres and collectives happened on Monday, May 14th, 2012, in Istanbul (Turkey) and in this context 60 activists got arrested, while PCs, hard drives and other private documents were seized and confiscated by police.
The cops used the actions which took place on May Day in Istanbul as a pretext to legitimize the arrests and house searches. But, in this context, it turned up that the social movements in Istanbul are under special observation by the repression organs since one year. First, the police denied the lawyers of the activists to get in contact with the imprisoned and find out their identities. It wasn’t clear whether they are exclusively anarchist activists, or if also their friends became a target of police. Until the evening of May 17th, 45 detainees were released, and further 15 people were still held in custody and awaiting trial (on May 18th)*. Private documents are still confiscated. Thus, none of the released activists is safe or acquitted.
With this gathering in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin, we wanted and want to show our solidarity with the detained activists and social movements in Istanbul. During the gathering we informed passersby through speeches, we shared out leaflets (in Turkish and German) and protested loudly against the repression in Istanbul. Furthermore, we expressed our general hopes for a society freed from any kind of prison and oppression.
Love and anarchy!
Some freedom-loving anarchists
* According to the latest report, 9 anarchists were ordered to be remanded in custody.
Trajimos una máquina de billetes de la VBB para dejarla junto a un artefacto incendario. Se envolvió en llamas en la estación de Westhafen y sigue allí como símbolo de la demanda de un servicio de transporte público y gratuito. Tenemos la esperanza de que lxs pasajerxs apoyarán esta acción y no comprarán ningún billete hoy.
Una vez más, la policía no reporta ninguna acción, desde que temen la difusión masiva de acciones contra lxs extorsionadorxs y lxs estafadorxs. ¡Y tienen motivos!.
¡Os seguiremos alimentando con piedras mientras que no os vayáis a la mierda!
publicado en linksunten el 25 de abril
traducido a través de la versión inglesa por vozcomoarma
Ticket machine arsoned
the following claim appeared on linksunten.indymedia.org
„we brought a ticket machine of the VBB to stand by through an arson device. It went down in flames at the station of Westhafen and stays symbolically for the demand of a free public transport. We hope that the passengers will greet this action and won’t buy any ticket today.
Once again the police do not report any actions, since they fear the mass-spread of actions against the racketeers and rip-offers.
And with a reason!“
ticketautomat ausser betrieb in berlin
Durch einen brennsatz haben wir heute einen Fahrscheinautomaten des VBB ausgeschaltet. An der Ringbahnhaltestelle Westhafen ging er in Flammen auf und steht symbolisch für die forderung nach kostenlosem öffentlichen nahverkehr. die fahrgäste der bahn werden das hoffentlich begrüßen und an diesem tag kein ticket kaufen. die polizei meldet in ihrem täglichen bericht mal wieder nichts, da sie angst vor massenhaften aktionen gegen den wucher und die abzocke durch die verkehrskonzerne hat.
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