Repression

We Don’t Forget

  • Posted on: 21 August 2018
  • By: thecollective

From CrimethInc.

Support Joseph Dibee, Environmentalist Accused of Sabotage

After 12 years of fruitless searching, federal agents have captured Joseph Dibee, accused participant in the Earth Liberation Front. Dibee is charged with arson and conspiracy. The following statement from our collective, It’s Going Down, and a network of anti-fascist groups explores why his case matters today.

High-Tech Repression And "Left Extremist Database" In Europe

  • Posted on: 12 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Civic Critic

A process of ongoing high-level cooperation between European governments following the G20 in Hamburg this time last year has led to the creation of a "black bloc task force," as well as what appears to be a Europe-wide digital database of so-called "left wing extremists" based on a dubious and toxic ideological framework, according to a series of articles, activist commentary, and government documents.

Police raid at Zwiebelfreunde Targeting Riseup.net

  • Posted on: 8 July 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

This post appeared on tails.boum.info, the official site of the Tails live USB, describing a police raid against a group, Zwiebelfreunde, that used to handle their donations. Excepts from a linked blog post by Zwiebelfreunde make clear that this raid by the German state was in connection to a call for protest against a far-right political party made by a group that relies on riseup.net's infrastructure. Therefore, we should see this as part of Germany's continued attack on anarchists and the anti-authoritarian left.

On June 20th 2018, German police searched the homes of board members of our former fiscal sponsor Zwiebelfreunde in a coordinated raid. Zwiebelfreunde (Friends of onions in German) is a non-profit organization that supports privacy and anonymity projects and operates several Tor exit nodes.

They are not accused of a crime but considered to be witnesses in a case: the operators of an anonymous website calling for protest against the far-right AfD (Alternative for Germany) party convention used an email address at Riseup, a privacy-friendly email provider to which Zwiebelfreunde facilitates donations.

Anarchist informal encounter attacked by political police

  • Posted on: 3 July 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

Several people were charged with illegal usage of forest resources and distribution of extremist materials after GUBOPiK (Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption, – a branch of Ministry of Internal Affairs, which executes the functions of political police in Belarus) supported by special task forces attacked an informal anarchist meeting. According to the ABC-Belarus reports, there were around 20 participants at the camping site. Below you can read the first-person evidence of one of the participants of the camp.

Concerning the Recent Raids across Europe

  • Posted on: 29 June 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

[The ongoing repression linked to last year's G20 summit in Hamburg has not been much discussed outside of Europe. Mobilizations against global bodies like the G20 are international traditions (whether or not we consider them to be wise), beyond the sense of international that exists in Europe where borders are less stark. These summits exist as heightened moments of repression that shift around globally, providing local police forces and their masters with enormously enhanced resources to crush anarchists, non-electoral leftists, and others who persistently oppose them locally. The G20 as a policing operation is carried out by different police forces around the world, but the phenomenon is international in scope and recognizing it is a necessary first step in linking our struggle through solidarity. ]

Hamilton: Keeping our Guard Up and Moving Ahead

  • Posted on: 26 June 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

With The Tower about to reopen at its new location, it seems like a good moment to take stock of our situation. The weight of repression in Hamilton has not gotten any lighter, but we have gotten more used to and maybe even more skilled at carrying it. That said, it's too soon to say the storm has passed and we face challenging times ahead. As we navigate these next days, weeks, and months, there are a couple of things worth keeping in mind to help us all stay safe.

Beyond Support

  • Posted on: 5 June 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Before giving updates on the Locke St defendants, it's worth taking a moment to put things in their context and to remember that these seven people are accused of participating in a struggle against gentrification in the city. This struggle has taken countless different forms over the years, from mass meetings, to stickers and posters, to broad-based organizing, to counter-demonstrations and pressure campaigns. The reason so many people have chosen to dedicate their energy to this issue for so long is that it's one of vital importance -- people are losing their homes at an ever-increasing rate as housing is treated more as a commodity or investment than as a basic need that everyone deserves to have met.

Hamilton: The Tower is Moving! A Statement

  • Posted on: 27 May 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Over the course of the last few months The Tower has faced a fair number of challenges, to say the least! Today however, we are excited to announce that we are moving. We will be moving to a new larger location in order to continue to grow and expand our project of supporting organizing efforts in Hamilton and spreading anarchy.

Why are we leaving the space on Cannon St. that has served us so well? In the wake of a successful and well-attended Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair – that featured a full lineup of workshops, literature, discussion, art, movies, a community dinner, and kid’s activities (many things took place that weekend aside from the so-called Locke St. Riot) – we have had to deal with ongoing targeting by the far right, state repression, community backlash, sensationalist media coverage, and a flood.

New posters & handbills for June 11th

  • Posted on: 17 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

From June 11th

One of the most important parts of the June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners is that we bring our ideas about solidarity into the world. By keeping our imprisoned comrades’ names on our lips and on our towns’ walls, we strike a small blow against the system of disappearance embodied by the prison system.

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