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Chile: Free at Last! Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar onto the Streets!

SANTIAGO – Chilean Anarchists, Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar, arrived this morning at Santiago’s International Airport, after having been expelled from Spanish custody and deported back to their home country.

Mónica and Francisco had been charged under Spanish Anti-terrorism legislation for the alleged bombing of the Basilica del Pilar Church in Zaragoza, on Oct 2nd, 2013, and were arrested a month after the incident. Spanish prosecution initially sought a 44 year sentence for the accused, but instead received a 12 year sentence in 2014. The Defense took Mónica and Francisco’s case to the Spanish Supreme Court, where the sentence was further reduced to 4 and a half years this past December, having dropped one of the initial charges. At the time, the Spanish Supreme Court recognized that the intent of the bombing was to cause structural damage to a religious symbol  and thus were charged for loses and damages.

As a final recourse, the Defense submitted a claim under Spanish Penal Law No. 89, which states that foreigners can be deported to their country of origin after having spent a year in prison. The claim was accepted by the court, resulting in the expulsion of Mónica and Francisco back to Chile where they will be completely released from custody, pending any possible infractions with the Chilean justice system. Since they have none, they are able to walk free upon arrival passing through Chilean customs. Neither Mónica or Francisco ever recognized their involvement in the bombing, and in fact alleged the charges were part of broader state political persecution as Anarchists.

Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar first came to Spain after their charges in the Chilean Anarchist Bombs Case were withdrawn by the Santiago court in 2012. The case was heavily publicized by the mass media throughout Chile when it first came to light in 2010, publicly broadcasting the arrest of the 12 accused who were depicted as terrorists. But the case quickly fell apart after insufficient and flimsy evidence was presented by State Prosecution in courts, resulting in the absolution of the Anarchists, as well as a governmental crisis of legitimacy. The Santiago Court ordered the State Prosecution to award $460 million Chilean pesos (approximately $700,000 USD) to the former Anarchist accused for losses and damages of having gone through the legal system, which was later upheld by the Chilean Supreme Court. Francisco Solar was awarded $100 million pesos, while Mónica Caballero was awarded $80 million pesos, which they then used to start a new life together as a couple in Spain.

Today, Mónica and Francisco will be able to walk free on the streets of Santiago and begin a new life together with their friends, family and comrades. We salute them in their brave dignified efforts throughout all these years of repression and persecution in resisting the confines of State prisons around the world.

In love and rage,

Viva la Anarquia!

The Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]

(Via insurrectionnewsworldwide)

Santiago, Chile: Incendiary attack against an electricity box on the IIRSA Project freeway

Received  22/02/17

In South America and Chile, the IIRSA (Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America) is advancing, and as individuals at war with civilization and power we do not sit idly by.

In the city of Santiago, one of its points of intervention is the cement mega-structure “Acceso Sur” (Access South), which starts the freeway that facilitates the transportation of goods from the center to the south of the country. This construction violently intervenes in the everyday landscape of the surrounding populations.

In the week of agitation against the IIRSA we illuminated the night with insurgent fire by burning an electricity box on that disgusting highway, demonstrating that power and its mega-projects remain vulnerable.

We materialize the hatred that continues under the cement of the streets and behind the walls of prisons in resistance and offensive against state power. This is why we greet Nataly Casanova, Juan Flores, Enrique Guzmán, the compañerxs of the “PDI Case”, the comrades Tato and Sol, the compañerxs of the “Security Case”, Mónica, Francisco, compañero Joaquín García and all the compañerxs in the jails of Greece, Spain, Italy, and the world.

Neither green capitalism nor ecological states.
To multiply the acts of autonomy and direct attack against the power and its projects that destroy the Earth and seek to dominate our lives.

Everyday Saboteurs for Anarchy

(Translated by insurrectionnewsworldwide)

Chilean Prisons: Words in solidarity with Tamara Sol, Tato and Claudia

Note from Insurrection News: The following text by imprisoned compañeros Fabián Durán, Enrique Guzmán,  Nicolás Rojas and Joaquín García was written in response to the cowardly attacks by prison guards against the imprisoned compañeras Tamara Sol, Tato and Claudia that took place at the San Joaquin women’s prison on January 11th and 12th. In response to these brutal and cowardly attacks friends and relatives of the compañeras quickly mobilized and held a demonstration outside the prison on January 13th. Banners were displayed outside the prison, slogans were shouted and also painted on the prison walls. Riot police eventually attacked the demonstration with water cannons and arrested 5 compas. Although the demonstration was suppressed it sent a clear message to the prison authorities that attacks against imprisoned revolutionary compas will be immediately responded to. You can see some photos from the demonstration here.

Chilean Prisons: Words in solidarity with Tamara Sol, Tato and Claudia

From the modules of the maximum security section we salute each of the compas kidnapped by the state, who day by day, with dignity and pride, face the prison reality in each of its expressions and forms.

A few days ago we learned in a more or less partial form of the cowardly attack by the prison guards against the compañeras Tamara Sol, Tato and Claudia. We are fully aware of how repetitive these actions have become, whether as punishment, isolation or an eternal package but the recurrence prevents normalization, this gives us more strength, to ourselves and to our convictions. Each day we become more acutely eager for revenge against the prison society and those who defend it.

We know the personal motivations of many prison guards and the truth is they do not worry us, because we know how they feel about subversive prisoners and we know that each cowardly attack is due to their frustrated attempts at defeating us, therefore they are nothing but reasons for us to feel proud.

We greet each of the compañerxs and relatives who with their solidarity and unyielding attitudes held a rally outside the prison in support of the compas.

We end these words sending much love and strength to the compañeras.

We are attentive to their decisions and we will not hesitate to join them in whatever actions they deem necessary.

Fabián Durán
Enrique Guzmán
Nicolás Rojas
Joaquín García

(via Contra Info, translated by Insurrection News)

Financial Campaign to aid political prisoners in greece

(Received 30/1/17)

The state through repressive mechanisms (cops, jail guards) and judicial power (prosecutors, judges) aimed at physical and psychological extermination of political prisoners.
Prisoners and comrades however, are in a daily struggle between “special” conditions of detention, vindictive transfers, visiting denials, intimidation and persecution of relatives and friendly contacts and relatives, isolations, deprivation of rights like exit permit from prison, intent proceedings and indictments for statements of regret, self-censorship and capitulation. The ideas however are not imprisoned and solidarity is not penalized by any terror law . We build bridges to continue our common struggle by whatever means available. We support the imprisoned comrades both politically and morally through the promotion of their speech and the practical questioning of state power. For a long period some detainees and prisoners do not receive absolutely no material help and they still fight agianst the state oppression .
For these reasons, we constitute an initiative of financial support for the prisoners comrades.

Aggeliki Spiropoyloy
Nikos Maziotis

Conspiracy Cells of Fire-FAI/IRF

Theophilos Mayropoylos
Damianos Mpolano
Xaris Xatzimichelakis
Mixalis Nikopoylos
Giorgos Nikopoylos
Panagiotis Argyroy

Conspiracy Cells of Fire/FAI-Urban Guerrilla Cell

Giorgos Polidoros
Olga Oikonomidoy
Gerasimos Tsakalos
Xristos Tsakalos

There is an account for sending money and a paypal acount too.
For further information, contact the station’s email.

SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON. FIRE TO ALL CELLS AND CAGES. ANARCHIST / antiauthoritarian WEB-RADIO RADIOFRAGMATA
radiofragmata@espiv.net

Italy: Update on Operation “Scripta Manent” – 16/01/2017

(Received 17/1/17)

The Court of Cassation decided to commit Daniele Cortelli for trial, concerning the decision of Court of Liberty [provincial appeals court]. Additionally, on January 10th the judge for the preliminary investigations rejected the house arrest.

We have been informed, after the prison visits, that Marco Bisesti has had the disciplinary council on January 13th, but he did not know its outcome yet, following the fact that he smashed with a coatrack several objects in prison office. This gesture was triggered by the installation of opaque windows which actually made impossible to look outside the building.

Sources: Croce Nera Anarchica

(Original version : autistici.org/autistici.org2)

Νew years eve outside of Korydallos prisons (31/12/16)

As every year, like this one we celebrated the new year outside Korydallos prison next to our imprisoned comrades.

The difference with the previous years is that we managed to stand very close to the women’s prison and to make a small demostration around the male prisons shouting slogans without the uniformed bastards to keep us at a distance from the walls of the prison.

We stand by our captive comrades.

Until all kinds of prisons collapse!

Dynamite and fire to all cells!

Traces of Fire

Italy: Update on Operation “Scripta Manent” – 01/01/2017

(Received 3/1/17)

Dates set for the hearings of appeal in Court of Cassation against the order of Court of Liberty [provincial appeals court] that confirmed the pre-trial detentions ordered by the judge for preliminary investigations.

Daniele Cortelli (not under investigation in operation “Scripta Manent” but arrested following the search carried out for it): January 13th, 2017.

Instead, for Marco Bisesti, Anna Beniamino, Alessandro Mercogliano, Valentina Speziale and Danilo Cremonese: February 21st, 2017.

(Original version : radioazione.org)

(Chile)Words of the comrade Tato in memory of Sebastian “Angry” Oversluij.

(Reveived 28/12/16)

For my part i did not meet Angry, but his death ( that was not indifferent for me) bring him next to me through his texts , drawings , songs or memories of other people who make him alive with great affection, and allowed me and allows me go farther that day December 11 for taking a more deep sense of memory of a comrade and also of others. A sense of recognition of the person itself, of a being who did the step to challenge himself, and this society and civilization of domination through the attempt of living another life that was not the established and pre-fabricated one. With the good and bad moments, contradictions and hits that entail the choices and refractory wills.
The memory i am talking about begin from a feeling of affinity with the comrade and certain experiences, practices , desires , feelings and ideas that fill our lives of a own sense , pride and the impulse to walk by a similar path of struggle and confrontation, of wishes and creation.
It is so the political and personal elements ( even from the last ones i cant explain myself very well) of his daily life and personality take importance. As his way of feed himself, his negation to consume certain products and substances, his love for the earth, having in consideration other lives that are not the human, his contempt for the wage labor, his ilegalism , and that energy and that spark that he had , also takes on strength and makes his action of expropiation and his attitude valuable. For this reasons , i regret that someone like this is no longer between us. Because besides of being propelled by direct actions, expropiations and ilegalism , he was someone who try to take and make his own life in rebellion.
For all this i will never forget who was and what kind of citizen ( a security guard) is the damned one who kill Angry

¡Compañero Sebastián OIversluij presente!

Freedom to the comrade Tamara Sol who did a step in the revenge.

A hug from this jails to each affine.

Tato.

(Translated by Traces of Fire)

Italy: Update on Operation “Scripta Manent” (23/12/2016)

(Received 27/12/16)

The anarchist comrade Alessandro Mercogliano informed us by letter that upon his arrival in Ferrara prison, November 19th, he refused to gave his fingerprints and to took pictures of him. A few days later the prison authorities reported him with a penalty of 15 days to be served in solitary confinement.

MERCOGLIANO ALESSANDRO: Via Arginone, 327 – 44122 Ferrara — Italy

(Original Version : radioazione.org)

(Greece) CCF: Anarchy has reminiscence.

181789-pirines

(Received 20/12/16)

[Text for a gathering in memory of Sebastian Oversluij that took place in an anarchist squat in Chile]

One can never be really lost unless oblivion wrapps one in her arms.

It ‘s been three years now that comrade Sebastian Oversluij does not walk anymore through the paths of searching for the wild beauty of anarchist action. It’s been three years now that some of our brothers and sisters there in Chile feel his absence stretching their hearts. It is three years since the bullets of a sneak-security guard of the “Banco Estado” took his life, extinguishing the flame of the anarchist spirit that used to burn inside him.

But we, in our turn, as well as many others, we are not willing to let our comrade  disappear in the fog of oblivion. We honor our brother just like we honor his choice of passing into action, attacking a bank-a temple of money, emptying the enemy’s wallet, expropriating the minimum that we should get comparing to what authority expropriates from our own lives. The bank robbery carried out by an anarchist always carries inside the seed of refusal. The refusal to submit to a world where you ‘re restricted to sell your soul to the cruel laws of free market, so that you can live to work and work to consume and consume to fill in your existencial gaps with a pile of useless objects.

We know that we are very far away and that our words have to cross an entire ocean to reach you. But we hope you’ll be able to feel the affinity we all feel with all those who discover the ways to keep our brothers close to us at the events, in discussions, in our imagination, but above all at the continuing of spreading the constant anarchist revolt itself.

The members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire- FAI/IRF

Mihalis Nikolopoulos
Giorgos Nikolopoulos
Haris Hatzimihelakis
Theofilos Mavropoulos
Panagiotis Argirou
Damiano Bolano