Anarchists attack police, set ballot box on fire — Athens, Greece
At approximately 19.20 GMT+2 a group of approximately ten people entered a polling station in Exarcheia, attacked the two police officers present and set the ballot box on fire. It is still undecided/unknown how this will affect the election result announcement. There are currently (20.45 GMT+2) people gathered at Exarcheia square, chanting anti-election slogans.
• 18 June 2012 • 30 notes
Anarchists torch several police cars — Moscow, Russia
“On the night of 19 to 20 May, we set fire to several cars in the parking lot separate battalion patrol police Internal Affairs of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. In recent days, government, exhausted from the protests, take her to the conscious people of their Polkanov great flocks, and they rampaged through the streets and squares of our city. So now the burning police cars. While the country is buried under byurrokraticheskimi structures - each night will be on paddy wagon. While the police regime continues its oppression - will be lit every night paddy wagon. While we are forced to fight for their freedom by agreeing to any concessions - will burn a lot of paddy wagons.
Comrades, we appeal to you! If you are faced with the wrongful actions of power structures, edinsvenny way to combat them - is a direct effect. The only way we can to resist tyrants and usurpers - destroying their guns, a symbol of their authority and unlimited power. And remember, the longer the name of musarni, the brighter it will glow.”
• 17 June 2012 • 54 notes
Anarchists attack development company’s office in solidarity with Eric McDavid & Marie Mason — Seattle, WA
“Last night the Street of Dreams Corporate Office (located outside of Seattle) had its windows etched out and anarchist graffiti painted on it. This was done for June 11th, in solidarity with all anarchist prisoners including Marie Mason & Eric McDavid, in memory of Avalon and as part of the continual struggle against the destruction of the earth.”
• 17 June 2012 • 15 notes
Vandals slash tires on 20 vehicles — Fort Dodge, IA
Vandals targeted 20 Fort Dodge vehicles by slashing their tires, and police want to find out who did it.
The damage was discovered Wednesday morning by a Fort Dodge police officer on routine patrol, Assistant Police Chief Kevin Doty said.
“One of our cruisers noticed a couple of cars that had their tires slashed,” he said. “The officer looked in the area to see if there were more cars targeted. Then people coming out of their homes going to work discovered their tires were flattened.”
In all, owners reported 20 vehicles had tires slashed. Doty said some of the cars had only one tire slashed, and others had multiple flattened tires.
“All of the cars were on the street,” Doty said. “Some of the tires were on the street side, and others were on the curb side.”
The vandalism happened in a roughly 10-block area between Second Avenue South and 12th Avenue South, and South 17th Street and South 27th Street. Investigators believe the crime happened either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.
Police also received reports of tires being damaged in other parts of town, and are investigating whether or not the same suspect or suspects are involved. Police don’t know the dollar amount of damage caused, but Doty estimated it would be costly.
“Even if you can replace the tire for $100, that’s still going to be a pinch on the owner,” he said.
The police are hoping the case will be solved quickly.
“It’s a pretty senseless crime,” Doty said. “It’s causing these people so much of an inconvenience.”
• 16 June 2012 • 7 notes
Two arrested for allegedly setting fires at Muni station — San Francisco, CA
Two were arrested on suspicion of arson in San Francisco for fires set at the Castro Muni station early Wednesday morning, police said.
Police were called to the station at around 4 a.m. today. The station was not in service when the fires were set, and there was no disruptions to service during the morning rush hour.
Arson investigators continue to investigate the case.
• 16 June 2012 • 3 notes
Striking coal miners fight police with homemade rockets — El Soton, Spain
Striking coal miners armed with homemade rockets and slingshots clashed with police in northern Spain on Friday, leaving seven people injured, two of them seriously, the Interior Ministry said.
The strike is the latest and the most violent of many in Spain in reaction to harsh austerity measures aimed at digging the debt-burdened country out of its financial crisis.
The miners are concerned that government cuts — including a reduction in mining subsidies from €300 million to €110 million ($375 million-$137 million) a year — will devastate their industry.
Spain is applying across-the-board cutbacks as part of an economic overhaul aimed at slashing its swollen deficit, but that plan comes at a time when the country’s unemployment rate is nearly 25 percent.
Four police officers and three journalists were injured when police tried to remove roadblocks of flaming tires set up as part of the protest, and were met with a barrage of missiles fired by the miners, the regional office of the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
Police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas.
A journalist was taken to the hospital with a chest injury caused by a rubber bullet, and a policeman received medical treatment after a ball bearing smashed through his visor.
Three other policemen were treated for burns caused by skyrocket fireworks fired through lengths of pipe held shoulder high, and two journalists suffered minor cuts and bruises, the statement said.
“We were protesting to defend our jobs and police charged at us, so my colleagues defended themselves,” said Gerardo Cienfuegos, 39, who said he has been a coal miner since he was 16 years old.
Cienfuegos said around 4,000 mining jobs in the region were in danger of disappearing as a result of the government’s austerity measures.
Mining has been an integral part of the economy of the northern provinces of Asturias and Leon since Romans discovered gold and coal there nearly 2,000 years ago.
Several thousand miners clashed with police in Madrid early in June as they marched to complain that stripping government aid would doom their sector to collapse.
Police baton-charged one group that was throwing stones and bottles, arresting two people and nine were slightly hurt.
• 15 June 2012 • 162 notes
Parking meters sabotaged in solidarity with Eric McDavid & Marie Mason — St. Louis, MO
“Last night, more than 50 parking meters in a bar district and an up-and-coming artist district of St. Louis were made inoperable with glue, paint and hammers.
We intended to attack 41 meters—one for each of the 19 years Eric McDavid will be stolen from us and one for each of the 22 years Marie Mason will be stolen from us. But we got excited and forgot to stop.
We did this to communicate through prison walls, so all our imprisoned comrades know we love them and so it is obvious we will not sit idly while they are locked away.
We did this because the struggle in defense of the Earth that our comrades were deeply engaged is inextricably linked to the struggle against gentrification and the struggle against state control.
Solidarity with all prisoners and all those who choose to resist.
Greetings to the unknown STL rebels who attacked the ATM’s the night before. Keep it up.”
• 15 June 2012 • 27 notes
Anarchists vandalize DNR & Chase bank in solidarity attack — Milwaukee, WI
“Wisconsin is open for business, but Milwaukee refuses. On the night of June 11 we took extinguisher paint to the Department of Natural Resources(DNR) and Chase bank, damaging the buildings, windows, and security cameras. The DNR has been an enemy of environmentalists and anarchists since its inception. Their deregulations, hiring contractors, and destroying the wild infuriate us to no end. We hope our actions help Marie Mason and Eric McDavid get a restful nights sleep in prison. We demand that Marie writes at least one children’s book every year, and that Eric coaches a children’s football league upon his release. Chase bank was attacked in solidarity with friends in St. Louis. Fuck a cop! This Begins War. A war on the DNR, The State, and Capital. A war on misery. Shout outs to our friends in prison, friends in St. Louis, and friends in Ohio. Don’t regret your desire for freedom, or the way you are enlivened by rage and despair. Love, Some Animals in Human Attire.”
• 14 June 2012 • 30 notes
Vandal smashes up luxury cars at dealership — Deerfield Beach, FL
Authorities are searching for a vandal who targeted a luxury car dealership.
Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said the suspect caused $20,000 worth of damage to the five high-end cars at Domani Motors, along Dixie Highway and Southwest 10th Street.
Police released surveillance video which showed a man in jeans and no shirt throwing rock after rock and smashing the windshields of a black Jaguar, a Lotus and three Bentleys.
• 14 June 2012 • 24 notes
Demonstrators clash with police during screening of pro-Pinochet film — Santiago, Chile
Hundreds of Chilean demonstrators have clashed with the police after the screening of a documentary praising the former military government of General Augusto Pinochet.
Pablo Zalaquett, mayor of the capital, Santiago, said police were attacked in several areas of the city centre and there was extensive damage to property.
Police used tear gas and water cannon to break up the demonstration.
Gen Pinochet came to power in a coup in 1973, ruling until 1990.
The film’s screening has pitted supporters of the late general, who claim the right to free speech, against relatives of victims of his regime, who are outraged at the tone of the documentary.
The mayor said hundreds of anti-Pinochet demonstrators organised in groups continued to launch “coordinated attacks” in the centre of Santiago hours after the screening at the Caupolican theatre.
“As I said before, I would prefer the event not to have taken place because we all knew what was going to happen,” Mr Zalaquett told CNN.
“Chile needs to look forward. We are tired. Many people say they are out there to defend human rights, but they just come to destroy and loot.”
Gen Pinochet led a coup against the democratically-elected Marxist president of Chile, Salvador Allende, on 11 September 1973 and only left power in 1990.
The Chilean government estimates that more than 3,000 people were killed during the Pinochet years, included those whose bodies have not been found.
Thousands more were tortured, arrested or forced into exile during his rule.
Relatives of victims say the documentary, “Pinochet”, is insensitive and glorifies the general’s brutal regime.
The organisers say it aims to show Gen Pinochet as he really was, and not as the media portrayed him - as a ruthless dictator.
The event became one of the biggest pro-Pinochet gatherings since he died in 2006.
Thousands of Pinochet supporters turned up for the screening, including right-wing politicians and former members of the Chilean military.
The general’s grandson, Augusto Pinochet Molina, was present at the theatre.
“This is not just an homage to my grandfather, I believe it is an homage to the entire military junta. My grandfather was the leader of this government but I tell you, it wasn’t just his work.”
The controversy shows how divisive Gen Pinochet remains, nearly four decades after the coup that brought him to power, says the BBC’s Gideon Long in Santiago.
For some he was a hero who saved Chile from communism, but for others he was as brutal murderer who should be reviled, not applauded, our correspondent says.
• 14 June 2012
Anarchists attack logger’s association building in solidarity with eco-prisoners — Olympia, WA
“On the night of June 11th in the sleepy town of Olympia, WA, we laid waste to the Washington State Loggers’ Association building, breaking out all 24 of their windows and leaving the painted message “YOU ARE NEVER SAFE. GO LOG IN HELL (A).”
Roughly a decade after the fervent period of Earth Liberation activity that occurred in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, we find ourselves in a far more hopeless situation, immersed in an ever-deepening desert.
Some cling to the idea of hope and others view this as nothing more than a deceitful delusion. Neither narrative concerns us. What truly concerns us is that the living world around us is dying, and that the strength of our heart atrophies through inaction.
How many of us feel disgust being embedded in a concrete jungle, a suburban wasteland, an ocean of meaninglessness?
How many of us mourn the yawning devastation of a clearcut?
While smashing out two dozen windows was only a humble act of revenge in the face of the wholesale destruction of wild life, comrades, let us cease to be eaten up inside by our unactualized rage!
This is an international call to wage war on all those who profit from the rape of the earth.
We greatly embrace and encourage those whose seeds of ferocious intentions have lain dormant thus far to burst forth and raze the cities to the ground. Those cities depend on an empire, a civilization that depends on the ensnarement and suppression of a wild world of meaning and beauty.
“For every action there is a reaction. So as civilization abuses and mistreats fire, fire will abuse civilization. Throughout modern history cities have burned – Rome burned. The civilized order will come to know the true purifying power of fire soon enough. Like wildfires whipping through forests clearing out all the dead wood, making room for new growth to emerge. Civilization will perish in a firestorm, clearing the way for like to sprout and grow unmolested.”
This was done in solidarity with Marie Mason and Eric McDavid, Luciano “Tortuga,” the Kimki Forest Defenders, all ELF and ALF prisoners and fighters, the Individuals Tending Towards the Wild, the still imprisoned Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber),
and all those who acted in vengeance, in defiance,
and who got away.
May you forever run free.
FOR THE TERRIFYING FREEDOM!
LONG LIVE ALL EARTH WARRIORS!”
• 14 June 2012 • 163 notes
Anarchists fight police during demonstration — Seattle, WA
Seattle police say that nearly 50 protesters, dressed in black and bandanas, attacked officers with lit road flares and eggs during a demonstration on Capitol Hill last night.
Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the group was protesting the detention of some political prisoners, it’s unclear who or where. Protesters chanted anti-police slogans and carried signs, including one that read “all cops are bastards,” Jamieson said.
Officers said the confrontation with protesters began around 10:10 p.m. when one squad car traveling on East Olive Way, toward Broadway, was surrounded. The protesters, many with bandanas covering their faces, threw road flares and eggs at the patrol car, police said.
“Rather than engage the hostile crowd by himself, the officer turned down an alley and called for additional officers,” police said in a news release.
Soon another lit flare was thrown at the initial officer; protesters also pushed newspaper boxes into the street, police said. When additional officers showed up, “the protesters all took off running in different directions,” the news release said.
No arrests were made.
• 12 June 2012 • 32 notes
Vandals smash deputy’s window as he drives — Kent, WA
According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, a K-9 Deputy driving near Kent last night was “startled” when vandals threw a sizeable rock at his cruiser - which bounced off the hood and smashed the windshield in front of him.
Authorities say the incident occurred around 10:20 p.m. last night. Luckily, the driving officer wasn’t hurt - just surprised, and ultimately covered in glass. Police also report finding several “staged” rocks (pictured below) on the side of the road - apparently ready to throw.
According to police, during a similar incident, involving a citizen rather than a cop, Kent Police received reports of three juveniles running from the area. There’s been no official word as to whether to two occurrences are related, however.
• 9 June 2012 • 17 notes
Wells Fargo receives a Molotov cocktail in solidarity with CeCe McDonald — Portland, OR
“SO MUCH TO BE FURIOUS ABOUT, SO MANY WAYS TO VENT
Forever in the footsteps of beautiful queers like CeCe McDonald, we frustrated queers and dissidents refuse to take people’s shit.
Endless solidarity to CeCe and the action she took to defend her life and safety, and endless disgust towards the state which has twisted her hardship of being assaulted against her with pointless and arbitrary punitive action, further risking her safety.
How backwards, to face brutal social bigotry as a trans woman of color on the streets only to be forced through a system of institutionalized racist trans-misogyny. In such an openly hateful environment, how are folks like CeCe expected to NOT be ready and willing to defend themselves?
As a small gesture of solidarity with CeCe, and all others who suffer under the hand of the racist, trans-misogynist capitalist state, a Molotov cocktail has been tossed through a large window of a Wells Fargo in Portland, Oregon late last night. The flaming bottle flew easily through the window spewing fire and glass into the building, a delightful and brief escape from the monotony of the endless spectacle.
Banks like Wells Fargo continue to profit and flourish at the expense of people like CeCe, funding the police and prison industrial complex which protect banks’ interest and profit through brute social control. Capital is such filth!
Solidarity also to those experiencing political repression here in Portland, by petty cops and worthless detectives who look to old cases and unsubstantial evidence in order to make examples of our comrades. And still, you pigs remain helpless in the face of our actions against you and the property you try to protect.
QUEERS MAKE TOTAL DESTROY!!
…AND THEY WERE RIGHT — (A)TTACKING IS SO EASY!”
• 6 June 2012 • 32 notes
Anarchists attack police station in solidarity with St. Louis anarchists — Olympia, WA
“Dearest St. Louis rebels,
Hearing of the recent beatings and torture you endured while refusing the compliance your captors demanded is both beautiful and terrifying. More than anything, the image of repulsive swine punching in your face, holding a knives to your throats, choking you, and generally having a field day with your bodies derives an engulfing inferno of rage and malice; our mouths water for revenge.
Last night a police station was attacked to both lift your spirits and aid the healing of the trauma that was likely inflicted on you while in their clutches. This was also done in effort to encourage other devious plots in your honor.
May the coming week (and beyond) be filled with calculated, vindictive, and well executed revenge.”
• 30 May 2012 • 30 notes