5E: Letter from Amélie (Mexico)

Translated from french by sabotagemedia

February 23, Santa Martha prison, Mexico DF

On the evening of January 5, I was arrested with my comrades Fallon and Carlos for allegedly attacking the office of the Federal Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico, and also a Nissan dealership. Windows were broken and molotov cocktails were thrown inside the ministry, (according to what the evidence says) and inside the new cars of the dealership. Damages are evaluated to more than 70 000 pesos at the ministry and 100 000 pesos at Nissan.

Indeed, I’m an anarchist and live in Montreal, Canada. I was traveling in Mexico, and now my trip is being prolonged some time.

After being arrested, they locked us up for 96 hours, and then transfered us at the Federal Centre of Arraigo – without prior having seen a judge. We were held captive for 40 days. In a cell, 23 hours per day, a cigarette a day, smoked in 10 minutes; 3 meals per day, but with only 10 minutes to eat each time, without talking; not allowed to have a pencil; 9 minutes of phone per day… In short, it was a long wait, and there was nothing more than Mexican “telenovelas” playing on tv all day. Luckily our friends sent us some books! Thanks, I don’t know how I could have survived without.

On day 40, the General Prosecutor of the Republic (PGR – federal) transfered our files to the PGJ (state police) because they have no evidence to charge us of a federal crime. Thus, since February 17, Fallon and I are at “Santa Martha” State penitentiary for women in Mexico City, where we were transfered, and Carlos is at “Oriente” State penitentiary for men 20 minutes from us. Here, it’s a micro-society surrounded by cement and barbed-wire, but where you can do as you wish inside.

At the moment of writing this text, its 7:30 am. I’m in the yard and I’m looking at the sun rising behind the watchtower occupying the scenery. Actually, I almost feel like I’m in the yard of an apartment block when i look at the building with clothes hanging from windows without bars. There’s plenty of pigeons, garbagecans, yellowed grass, and barbed-wire. There’s also plenty of people with their own stories.

Prisons are necessary for maintaining social peace, as are cops. It is the domination and control that permits this sickening world to persist. Prison means fear, the unknown, shame, solitude, isolation. Society is the domestication of individuals into “good citizens”. Thus, my strength as individual takes root in the refusal of fear being a limit in my life. For sure I’m afraid, like everyone, of many things, but my desires of freedom are stronger. Fear is often constructed, and is deconstructed when we face it. What’s important is to see further, beyond the boundaries and borders, beyond the walls, mountains, rivers and oceans.

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Brighton: Squatters attack cops with bottles and paintbombs, then set trap which leaves one cop with broken ribs (UK)

Just over a week ago, an Interim Possession Order was served on a squatted church in Brighton. Deciding to resist the IPO, the squatters barricaded the building, and took to the roof in protest and a large group of people gathered outside.

A Banner was hung from the roof stating “The meek shall squat the earth” in reference to some religious nonsense found within the church, and a black flag was flown whilst the squatters maintained a presence on the roof for 3 consecutive days.

Out of the numerous police patrols that passed, one cocky sergeant decided to parade around the church and threatened that the police would return at 5am in the morning to evict the squatters.

Having successfully pissed off the squatters, the next police car to pass was subject to a hail of paint bombs and projectiles, as were the police as they fled their vehicles and set up a cordon around the church.

Shortly after, the squatters fled the church and a police helicopter was mobilised to pursue them. Three individuals were subsequently arrested and all others escaped.

Upon entering the church, one copper was apparently hospitalised after discovering what the police described as a “man trap”.

Never give up! A.C.A.B.

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Found on the website, squat.net.

http://en.squat.net/2014/03/16/brighton-3-days-stand-off-at-a-squatted-c…

some local news articles from right wing press.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11082918.Brighton_squat_booby_trap_leaves…

Mi’kmaq warrior charged with throwing Molotov cocktails during shale gas protest

Warrior Publications

Molotov cocktails thrown on Oct 17, 2013, during RCMP raid on anti-fracking blockade near Rexton, NB. Molotov cocktails thrown on Oct 17, 2013, during RCMP raid on anti-fracking blockade near Rexton, NB.

Global News/The Canadian Press, March 7, 2014

REXTON, N.B. – A 20-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at police during a shale gas protest in New Brunswick last fall that turned violent.

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Call for an international week of solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression (March 17-24, 2014)

from instintosalvaje:

 

This is a call for international solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression, whether they are stuck behind the iron bars of prison cells or hiding out for their freedom.

The state of Mexico has turned its attention to the blossoming anarchist space that has been actively attacking the state’s defense apparatus, the very foundation upon which it stands. Now is the best time to draw inspiration from the anarchist space in Mexico, and to show some love to our imprisoned comrades. The history of Mexico is very rich, and cannot be summed up in a text such as this. What can be mentioned, however, are the efforts that have been made to live in conflict with the state. This call comes at a time when the anarchist space in Mexico has been actively contributing to a struggle against power and domination. Attacks on police vehicles, banks, government buildings, and other symbols of power have led the Mexican state on a hunt to persecute those who have effectively threatened their foundation of social peace.

There have been several recent instances of targeted repression of anarchists in Mexico: the arrest of Mario Tripa in 2012 and his recent re-arrest in January 2014, the ongoing detention of Mario Gonzalez, the kidnapping and incarceration of several anarchist comrades, the barring of Alfredo Bonanno from entering the country, and the torture, interrogation, and deportation of Gustavo Rodriguez. There has been a strong response to this repression by anarchists in Mexico, who have celebrated the courage of their companerxs through sustained attacks in active solidarity. Between March 17-24th, we are calling for international strength and solidarity to be shown with anarchists in Mexico facing repression. Now, at a time when the eyes of the state and their dogs have turned towards our comrades, we are urging the act to be returned in kind.

“However, even given the imminent state of control, there are still those who aren’t frightened, those who by day or by night, alone or collectively, with fire, fire-works, blockades, explosives or firearms, show that this is not the life we want, that – at least from our perspective- this system must be totally destroyed. Their damned social peace is a myth that they attempt to impose on us. Only conflict exists…It’s clear that we have to take control of our lives and our spaces; to be able to achieve it there is no other way out than Social War.”

Mario “Tripa” Lopez

[Image reads: Freedom for Amelie, Carlos, and Fallon; To the street!; Neither guilty nor innocent, only consistent!!]

Gross Misconduct and the Guerilla Massive : Poems and Lunacy from Bristol (Dark Matter Publications)

 

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Gross Misconduct and the Guerilla Massive : Poems and Lunacy from Bristol

“You won’t be taken hostage, you’ll be knocked well out of the game!”

325 is pleased to present a new zine for Dark Matter Publications, called “Gross Misconduct and the Guerilla Massive”. By printing this, we give a shout echoing to Darko Mathers, who died in January 2014, as we add to what he started. Anti-social, anti-civilisation, anarchist-nihilist and individualist writings and publishing. We know that Darko would have liked this pamphlet that we present here.

This 28 page personal zine is written by a hardcore anarchist vandal in Bristol, because they want to get some of their ideas down on paper. This zine is not the latest theoretical emission of dogma and over-serious waffling coming from the egg-head part of the anarchist movement. It’s a rowdy collection of poems and thoughts, as well as original photographs and images. For the sake of clarity, as some of our non-english readers might not necessarily understand, “massive” is also used for “gang” or “posse”. This zine contains UK lunacy that some folks might find potentially offensive or confusing.

“These are some of the observations I’ve put on paper that warm the spirit in my blood, not patiently waiting on bus stops or dole queues, or smiling at people I don’t give a shit about, but I do it all the same, because it helps the day run along that much smoother. I kick myself for the social compromises I make, politeness for an easy ride.”

FTW LOL X!

http://325.nostate.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/gross-misconduct.pdf

38 Blood Alley March Event Schedule

38 Blood Alley Square

Monday 3rd & Thursday 6th 7:30pm-

Metropolis (2012) – Playing in two parts, everyone’s favorite 2.5 hour anarchist film about the Seattle metropolis. –

Friday, 7th & 21st-3-6pm By Donation Coffee Shop

No workers, no bosses, no customers. We serve ourselves, make coffee and invite each other to do the same, on the premises of mutual aid and good times. Bring donations of beans, tea, cream, and other goodies, or don’t. –

Wednesday, 12th-7pm- Sassersize

One part spandex-clad Jane Fonda workout tape you found in yer parents basement and one part giant fuck you to the fitness mega complex. This is a workshop to feel fab and shake yer bums/chins/belly rolls etc and have fun.

Friday, 14th- 7pm- Vancouver Wobby Meetup

– an injury to one is an injury to all, all welcome. (more info: vancouverwob.blogspot.ca/) –

Friday, 14th- 7pm-Vancouver Yippie

A presentation of anarchist history on Coast Salish Territories…

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Pacific Trail Pipelines: Overview and Resistance

Grassroots Rendering

This project was created to support the efforts of the Unist’ot’en Clan to oppose fracking and tarsands Pipeline development in Northern British Columbia.  3D Animations were created by generating terrain with real world height data, and by animating Industrial Abstraction and Forest Rendering Project features.

Full transcript with reference links posted bellow:

Recently, there has been wide spread resistance against Tarsands Expansion, especially In opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines.  The BC government is upholding the project on economic grounds, and the Canadian government is set to approve the Noerthern Gateway in June.

Enbridge anticipates its development to start  in early 2015.  But before then, the Pacific Trail Pipelines will be constructed, transporting fracked gas from British Columbia’s shale formations to numerous export terminals in Kitimat.

unistotenmap

The Pacific Trail Pipelines, known as PTP, will literally carve a path through vast forests and  mountains, establishing maintenance roads along the route…

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Mexico, 5E: End of the arraigo, terrorism case falls. Comrades now detained under charges of damages and attacks on public peace

from fuegoalascarceles
translated from Spanish by sabotagemedia

Yesterday February 17, marked the end of the 40 days of arraigo* decreed by the Attorney General of the Republic against our compañerxs Carlos López, Amelie Pelletier and Fallon Poisson.

During these forty days they tried to put together a case for Terrorism and Organized Crime against them, however, and despite intimidating and inquisitorial methods, they were unable to mount their case, so that at the end of the arraigo our compañerxs were released for lack of evidence. The Local Police of the Federal District has since detained them on charges of damages and attacks to public peace.

Amelie and Fallon are now in the women’s prison Reclusorio Femenil de Santa Martha and were visited by their lawyers, while Carlos called and said he is in Reclusorio Oriente, however it wont be until tomorrow that he can receive visitors.

Since the charges they are facing aren’t for major crimes, it is possible for them to reach bail, although we should remember that Mario González facing the same situation has had bail refused systematically, arguing that he is a danger for society.

Let’s continue solidarity with our sisters and brothers kidnapped by the State!

Freedom for Carlos, Amelie and Fallon!

Freedom for Mario, Salvador and Fernando!

Freedom for all!

Down with the prison walls!

*arbitrary preventive detention in the Mexican justice system

5E3 : Seattle solidarity demo at Mexican consulate for the arrested comrades accused of molotov attack

From Anarchist News

This afternoon, February 11th, there was a demonstration at the Mexican consulate in Seattle, in solidarity with Carlos Lopez and other prisoners of the Mexican state. A group of about 20 people chanted Carlos’ name as well as anti-border and anti-prison slogans, and a synopsis of the case and a statement by Carlos were read over a megaphone. There were two banners that said “Solidarity to all captured comrades” and “Solidaridad es mas fuerte que los carceles! Presxs a la calle!” We stood around and handed out leaflets to passers-by for about 15 minutes, then went inside the consulate and read Carlos’ statement again, and left and dispersed on our own accord.

Carlos is one of three people arrested on January 5th in Mexico City in relation to a firebomb attack on a Nissan Dealership and the Ministry of Communication and Transportation. Collectively known as the 5E3, they are being held on a special 40-day extension and are being investigated for sabotage, organized crime, and terrorism.

Capitalism, domination, and control are global, therefore anarchist solidarity is international as well. All prisons and borders must be destroyed, whether Mexican, Canadian, US, or any other. We feel particularly inspired by the 5E3′s resilience in the face of state repression because we have also faced intense state repression in the last year and a half in the Pacific Northwest. Much like civil contempt in the United States is used in an attempt to break us, the 40-day arraigo is a similar attempt by the Mexican state to force compliance on the part of those physically locked up as well as those who might be inspired by attacks on the state and capitalism.

Compxs, we wish you continued strength in the battles to come. With solidarity, non-cooperation with the state, and care for each other, you will get through this.

Call-Out for Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair ( May 3-4, 2014)

by Screech Owl Organizing Collective

ANARCHY IN THE COMOX VALLEY

Callout for the 2nd Annual Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair

(Sat May 3 and Sun May 4, 2014)

 

Last year, in the spirit of rising anarchist resistance, and with a nod toward honoring our fallen comrades from the past, we organized the first Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair for one day on the weekend immediately following May Day. Once again, the book fair will be hosted on May Day weekend in conjunction with the Village Muse Bookstore and located in Cumberland (a rural village on Vancouver Island in Coast Salish territory). However, this year it will be expanded to two days (May 3 and 4, 2014) because one day of anarchy simply wasn’t enough!

 

As we enter 2014 there is even more reason to focus on resistance as we greet an ever growing number of anarchist revolutionaries and radical indigenous communities that are fomenting an escalating movement against capitalist development and the Canadian State. While the book fair is a place to check out and distribute publications, kick back and have a laugh, it is also a place to communicate face to face between comrades and further our individual and collective struggles towards personal and social transformation.

 

We welcome proposals for workshops, presentations, facilitated discussions and distro/book tables related to all aspects of anarchy; especially decolonization, subversion of patriarchy/gender relations, autonomous subsistence, and anti-resource extraction/corporate development schemes. All proposals must be sent to us by Mon Mar 10.

 

We seek to provide a kid-friendly space with a child-care zone, and workshop proposals directed specifically at kids are encouraged. On Sat night, there will be an open mic and DIY stage for all kinds of performances. In providing hospitality, we are working on setting up an outdoor camping site in the area and providing limited billeting for those who have special needs and no contacts in the Valley.

 

Screech Owl Organizing Collective

Comox Valley Anarchist Book Fair

Contact: Matta     asmattamay@hotmail.com