Suburban Insurrection: Palo Alto Finds the Beach Beneath the Streets

  • Posted on: 23 May 2005
  • By: worker

by crudo

<em>“Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.�</em>
George Orwell

Not sense newspaper boxes broke through the windows of the INS building in San Francisco have I felt this re-energized and uplifted in regards to militant, illegal street protest in the aftermath of the Reclaim the Streets action in Palo Alto. The event was organized by Anarchist Action, an ad hoc group of various anarchist collectives and affinity groups throughout the bay area, and was billed as a “revolutionary street party�, and “suburban inserrection�. The event raged for at least two hours, involved 250 people, at least 4-5 police departments, and resulted in two arrests. Reports of large amounts of street art/graffiti, and attacks on various large scale corporate businesses have been reported as well. The following is a report on my experiences, and some thoughts on the event.

Russia: Summary of Anarchist Mayday actions

  • Posted on: 21 May 2005
  • By: worker

<strong>Summary of Anarchist Mayday actions in Russia</strong>

In Sosnoviy Bor of Leningrad Region, local anarchists joined a red demonstration and meeting. Anarchists raised a red and black flag, and distributed leaflets and Situatsiya-tabloid. During a speech of a local leader of Rodina (Motherland)-party anarchists went shouting "fascist!" with some other internationalists, cops were not very happy for this. But eventually nobody got arrested anyway.

Anarchy is more than throwing bombs

  • Posted on: 21 May 2005
  • By: worker

<em>Although some Rhode Islanders embrace it as a way of fostering social justice, extending the ethos beyond a small subculture proves daunting</em>


ANARCHISM: The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary.

110 Arrested in Athens, Greece Protesting the Shooting of an Anarchist

  • Posted on: 20 May 2005
  • By: worker

Athens - Greek police arrested 110 youths overnight after an anarchist rally in central Athens turned violent, police said.

About 1 500 youths had turned out for the demonstration on Thursday, called in protest at an incident earlier this month, in which a police officer shot and injured a protestor during a stand-off with a student anarchist group.

Your Guide to Summer Anarchy (NYC RAT)

  • Posted on: 18 May 2005
  • By: worker

<strong>Argentina Autonomista Summer Abroad</strong>

The University of Buenos Aires (UBA), the Argentina Autonomist Project and the Institute for Social Ecology are pleased to announc this opportunity to participate in a five-week intersession travel study to Argentina. Students earn 8 credits through a combination of faculty facilitated language and cultural immersion experiences, assigned readings, classroom presentations, visits to historical and cultural sites and institutions, as well as visits to sites of popular movement activity including worker-recovered factories where students will internship during four week Students will develop Spanish language skills and critical thinkin through an active appreciation of Argentina's unique culture and his tory. They learn about the origins and character of Argentina's eco nomic development and crisis--the economic development impose from above as well as the economic innovation reclaimed from below

THE BORDERS OF DEMOCRACY: Immigrants Killed, Rebels in Prison

  • Posted on: 16 May 2005
  • By: worker

On Thursday, May 12, in a massive show of force, the Digos (Italian political police) arrested five anarchists in Lecce, Italy. The arrested are Annalisa Capone, Angela Marina Ferrari (Marina), Critian Palladini, Salvatore Signore and Saverio Pellegrino. The following texts explain the situation.

Immigrants Killed, Rebels in Prison

On Thursday, May 12, five anarchists from Lecce were arrested as part of yet another investigation for “subversive association with the intention of terrorism� (bis 270). On the basis of this investigation, anarchist homes and spaces throughout Italy were searched. The occupied space Capolinea in Lecce was closed and subjected to judiciary seizure. Known for their constant and uncompromising opposition to the concentration camps that the language of the state calls “Centers of Temporary Residence�(CPTs), these comrades were causing to much trouble. Now that the brutality of the CPT in Lecce has come out in such a clear way that its director, Father Cesare Lodeserto, was arrested with charges of private violence and kidnapping, now that various locked-up immigrants have begun to rebel with courage and continuity, the voices of those who time and again expose the ones who are responsible for and entire concentration camp system are shut up. These comrades are accused of a series of attacks against the property of the managers and financiers of the CPT in Lecce, sabotage against Esso and some direct action against Benneton. We don’t know if they are innocent or guilty, and we don’t care. We don’t look for the things that we consider justified in the lines of the state’s legal codes. If they are innocent they have our solidarity. If they are guilty, they have it even more.

Portland: Anarchists March to Remember Nicolas David Alvares

  • Posted on: 15 May 2005
  • By: worker

The turn-out was small, but focused, and began at pioneer square and made its way through downtown--blocking the bus here and the streets here and there--and to the Saturday marketplace, and then down 1st Avenue to the world trade center, where the casket was left at the door under the guard of a security officer who raised his fist in solidarity with the marchers when they arrived.

As vibrant South American music played through a loudspeaker and various speakers keeping the marchers hungry, passers-by joined the march for a time and people watching voiced their support.

Greece: Youths target police riot van

  • Posted on: 15 May 2005
  • By: worker


Youths target police riot van
Saturday May 14, 2005

A group of around 70 youths hurled Molotov cocktails at a riot police bus parked in the central Athenian district of Exarchia late on Thursday night, but no injuries were reported. None of the homemade bombs struck their target but two garbage dumpsters were set alight, according to police who chased the youths.

Newsletter of the Institute for Anarchist Studies 05/13/05

  • Posted on: 14 May 2005
  • By: worker

In this Issue:
1 Welcome
2 New Online Grant Applications
3 IAS 2005 Supporters
4 Sustaining the Struggle: Anarchists Reflect on Building
Lasting Cultures of Resistance 5 Anarchy in Montpelier:
A Day of Talks, Panels, Performances, and Socializing
6 RAT 2005: Call for Proposals and Registration Update


What really happened in Athens?

  • Posted on: 14 May 2005
  • By: worker

<em>The truth behind the so called hostage crisis at the National Technical University - update</em>

Mainsteam media in many countries carried reports of Greek anarchists supposedly taking two politicians hostage in the National Technical University in Athens. This report clarifies what actually happened and includes the statement from the Senate (Students union assembly?) of the university. It was first posted to infoshop in response to the posting of an AP report there. On the 10th of May at around 9:30 in the evening a group of 30 anarchists headed for the National Technical University in the centre of Athens. The anarchists were previously taking part at an anarchist rally in the Monastiraki area. The group intended to enter one of the lecture rooms in the school in order to start a discussion on workers issues.