From MTL Counter-info
This was originally written as a reflection after visiting friends while they were imprisoned in Mexico City. They have now been released, but the discussions we had concerning dignity and responses to repression are still relevant. I hope that this can contribute to ongoing discussions within Montreal and elsewhere about how and when anarchists interact with repression, and maintenance of dignity.
Original article in French: http://www.lepopulaire.fr/limousin/actualite/departement/correze/2015/10...
A tense atmosphere Wednesday morning on a farm in Tarnac. A dozen German and French investigators were ousted by a group of individuals determined that they not continue their investigations.
On 28th August (Friday), over a dozen police with automatic weapons and K-9 unit attacked Rumah Api (social center/house project in Kuala Lumpur) during a concert on that night. The police raided the house project and raid everybody during the concert and also trashed the living space of people who live there without any warrant or solid reason for the raid.
We all believe the raid were conducted due to the connection of Bersih 4 Rally which happen on the next days (29 and 30th) which is totally insane since the organizer of the concert, participants, and Rumah Api have little interest to join or even support the rally, due to our political stance on the issue of election and voting system.
Airs on WSFM-LP 103.3 in Asheville / streaming at AshevilleFM from 3am EST on August 3rd, 2015 through August 9th, then podcasting at radio4all.net. Also airing this week on KOWA-LPFM in Olympia, WA, KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA, KXCF in Marshall, CA, and WCRS-LP Columbus Community Radio 98.3 and 102.1 FM.
On July 3rd, there was a solidarity demonstration against repression in
Mexico, organized against the Mexican Consulate in Indianapolis.
The text of the flyer distributed during the demonstration:
On June 16, 2015, the Anarchist Black Cross-Mexico, an anti-repression
organization, released word describing an escalation of the harassment
and surveillance they experience at the hands of the Mexican state.
This is just the latest clamp down doled out by the Mexican government:
Following massive raid on anarchists on Tuesday night, three people were
charged with terrorism and taken into custody. Whole operation police
called “Phoenix” started in early morning with house search in dozens of
private flats and social center “Ateneo” in the town of Most. Around 20
people were arrested, part of them only questioned and immediately