24 Μαΐ 2009

Κάλεσμα για αλληλεγγύη στους/τις αντιφασίστες/τριες σε Ρωσία και Ουκρανία

Take action for anti-fascists of Ukraine and Russia 24th and 25th of May!

International call

Recent months have seen unprecendent levels of repression against anti-fascists in Ukraine and Russia. Anti-fascists have been both framed up and punished for defending themselves against Nazis.

In Ukraine, President proclaimed Antifa to be "extremists" and ordered the law enforcement agencies "to scrutinize political motives" behind the death of Nazi activist Maksim Chayka, who died in Odessa after an attempt to attack 5 anti-fascists with his 15 friends. Referring to Nazis as "patriots", Yuschenko showed his sympathy with them. Soon Ukrainian secret service SBU, controlled by president, announced that a pro-Russian party was behind the death of Chayka. Obviously, this incident is used by various political forces for internal political
struggle. 22nd of April, anti-fascist from Kiev was kidnapped, beaten up and transferred to Odessa, but eventually released. SBU is also claiming, that suspected killer of Chayka is hiding in Russia, and has demanded his extraction to Ukraine. Even if that is the case, it is unlikely that he will face a fair and unpartial court after interventions of the president.

Meanwhile Russia, a country hinted by Yuschenko do be behind Antifa in Ukraine, is also repressing anti-fascists with a vigor. 21st of April,Moscow anti-fascist Aleksey "Shkobar" Olesinov was given one year sentence for a fight in a bar in August 2008 which did not even took place. 8th of May in St. Petersburg,anti-fascist Aleksey Bychin was sentenced to 5 years in prison, for a fight with two Nazis (of whom another was a police officer) in June 2008. 14th of May in Kazan,anti-fascist Artur Valeev was given 4 year prison sentence for inflicting minor wounds to Nazis who attacked him and his friend in November 2008. In Izhevsk, police cooperates regularly with Nazis to fabricate criminal cases against anti-fascists, during year up to 80 anti-fascists have been arrested for different cases and currently there are at least two serious felony cases with 6 defendants going on. In Vladivostok, court proceedings are going on against Yura M., who accidentally killed one of the two Nazis who assaulted him in November 2008. And at last, Artyom Lokutov, anarchist artist from Novosibirsk was planted drugs 15th of May, in a blatant attack against alternative culture in the city as a whole.

Most of the provocations and repressions against Antifa in Russia are organised by CPE, "Center of Counteraction against Extremism", a new police department founded in New Year to replace old UBOP,"Administration of Struggle against Organised Crime". Already before the rebranding, UBOP was notorious for provocations and even murder of
political activists, so change of name was just final confirmation that authorities are rather fighting political opposition than mafia.

But whatever they say, Antifa is not sponsored by powers of the "West", or "East", we may only count on grassroot support around the world. In face of increasing repression, and where a number of victims of fascist violence is mounting (in Russia only, during first 4 months of 2009 at least 23 people were killed and 98 wounded in racist attacks), Anti-fascists are standing firm in front of attacks of both the state and racist groups. Today, international solidarity for anti-fascists of Ukraine and Russia is more necessary than ever!

What to do?

Make an action, big or small, targeted against Ukrainian and Russian authorities in your city 24th or 25th of May. If you do not have embassies or consulates in your city, you may target any Ukrainian or Russian major business, most proper target being the Gazprom corporation, which is pretty much the same as the Russian state. List of Gazprom subsidiaries is available for example here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gazprom%27s_subsidiaries

If you make an action, please report back to abc-msk AT riseup DOT net!

For more information on recent repression:

http://avtonom.org/abc (site currently down at times due to server upgrade)

A call to action in London 24th of May:
This text in Russian: http://avtonom.org/index.php?nid=2526

Εμπρηστική επίθεση σε χώρο προσευχής μουσουλμάνων

Εμπρηστική επίθεση σε χώρο λατρείας Μουσουλμάνων με πέντε τραυματίες, σημειώθηκε στις 2.45 τα ξημερώματα, στη διασταύρωση των οδών Αριστομένους και Αγορακρίτου στον Αγ. Παντελεήμονα. Άγνωστοι έσπασαν τα τζάμια υπογείου διαμερίσματος, που χρησιμοποιείται ως τζαμί από τους Μουσουλμάνους, και έριξαν στο εσωτερικό εύφλεκτο υγρό, βάζοντας ταυτόχρονα φωτιά.

Μέσα ήταν πέντε υπήκοοι του Μπαγκλαντές, οι οποίοι προσπάθησαν να σβήσουν τις φλόγες, που πήραν διαστάσεις καθώς ο χώρος είναι καλυμμένος με χαλιά. Από τους πυκνούς καπνούς υπέστησαν αναπνευστικά προβλήματα. Σώθηκαν από τους πυροσβέστες που έφτασαν εκεί, οι οποίοι φρόντισαν για τη μεταφορά τους με ασθενοφόρα στο νοσοκομείο «Σωτηρία».
Όπως διαπιστώθηκε και οι πέντε τραυματίστηκαν ελαφρά από τα τζάμια που έσπασαν οι δράστες. Αφού τους παρασχέθηκαν οι πρώτες βοήθειες, το πρωί αποχώρησαν από το νοσοκομείο. Στον τόπο της πυρκαγιάς πήγαν 4 οχήματα με 12 πυροσβέστες, οι οποίοι κατάφεραν να σβήσουν τη φωτιά πριν πάρει μεγάλες διαστάσεις.

Προανάκριση για το συμβάν διενεργεί η Ασφάλεια Αττικής, η οποία θεωρεί ότι είναι συνέχεια της έντασης που έχει δημιουργηθεί τις τελευταίες ημέρες, από πλευράς Μουσουλμάνων, και των επεισοδίων που έγιναν χθες, με αφορμή την καταγγελία Ιρακινού, ότι αστυνομικός του έσκισε έντυπο με απόσπασμα από το Κοράνι.

απο το tvxs.gr

12 Μαΐ 2009

Το βίντεο της δολοφονίας του Carlos Palomino

Η εφημερίδα el pais δημοσίευσε το βίντεο της δολοφονίας του 16 χρόνου Carlos Javier Palomino τον Νοέμβριο του 2007 από τον φασίστα Josué Estébanez όταν ο Carlos μαζί με άλλο κόσμο πήγαινε σε πορεία ενάντια στο ρατσισμό. Στο βίντεο από τις κάμερες ασφαλείας του μετρό φαίνεται ο φασίστας να ετοιμάζει το μαχαίρι και αφού κάτι λέει στον Carlos να τον μαχαιρώνει κατευθείαν στην καρδιά,αργότερα στη μάχη που ακολούθησε τραυμάτισε άλλα δυο άτομα και συνελήφθη αργότερα έξω από το σταθμό.


ΜΠΑΤΣΟΙ,TV,NEONAZI όλα τα καθάρματα δουλεύουνε μαζί

Φωτογραφίες από τη συνεργασία ΜΑΤ και φασιστών έξω από το Εφετείο

7 Μαΐ 2009

"Italy is rotting in a sea of wealth, characterised by egoism, stupidity,ignorance, gossip, moralism, coercion and conformism:allowing yourself to be part of this process in any form is to practice and accept fascism.' (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962)

We are living in hard times. The current day situation is much worse than the reality described by Pasolini. Now that the economic crisis which has gripped the world is radically diminishing wealth, we are left only with the values of stupidity, ignorance, perbenism, arrogance and the greyness of daily power abuses and violence. The tide of so-called "development" has come to a grinding halt, leaving behind a long trail of debris.
In this context, neofascism has taken on new shapes and forms, some blatant, others more devious and masked – but all aggressive and violent in their nature. Neofascism is attempting to rebuild its social legitimacy through the use of imagery and slogans from the politico-institutional ideology of state 'security', which simplifies, hides, mystifies and propagandises racist myths and instigates social hate.
Across Italy, the rapid rise in violent attacks on political activists,LGBT people, migrants, Roma people and Sints, homeless people,mendicants and all those who have do not conform to what we are told is 'the norm', reflect the pervasive culture of intolerance in Italian society. These incidences find fertile ground in the haywire between politics and society in which egoism, arrogance and abuse emerge as the new cultural values of "modernity".

Society's response to the situation becomes infinitely more complex and harder to articulate. In the new social panorama, many well-known anti-fascist strategies and forms of resistance now seem outdated. Comparing experiences and sharing resources and knowledge with all those who want to oppose one of the most racist, xenophobic and sexist drifts in Italian politics and society, has become a necessity.

We remember and we act in the spirit of the struggle and sacrifice of our partigiani
brothers and sisters, whose resistance reflects our values of social justice, freedom and equality. We will use culture and critique as our weapons to respond to the violence that they preach and practice, to respond to their laws, to the gates of their CIEs (Centre for identification and expulsion), to patrol batons and to the ever more frequent attacks carried out by neofascist groups. We refuse to remain silent and accept this general atmosphere which is seeing the demobilization of the values of the Resistance, of men and women's fundamental rights, and the dismantling of the very basis of civil and social life.
We want EVERYONE to have the right to a house, to a decent job, to health, culture and to the environment, regardless of their gender,religion or nationality.
We will not leave it up to others to decide the future development of our political social and cultural life.
We believe that self-organisation is the tool through which we can start rebuilding a
strong collective consciousness to fight this increasingly hostile,exclusionary and unjust turn of events.

For these reasons, we are now inviting individuals, groups, associations and movements to help out with the creation and building of this social festival; A big moment during which to explore different paths, to share and compare ideas, proposals and resources; to provide an opportunity to experiment with new languages and redesign collective imaginaries; to stimulate the birth of new relations and to build tools we can use to analyse and act towards fascism that is threatening our lives.
The 5-day festival will be will be full of seminars, technical workshops, book presentations, video projections, projects, gigs and theatrical spectacles, comic reviews and photographic galleries, as well as everything else we will build through the contribution of all those who want to play a part in its realisation. We want to experiment a new method already in the creation of the event, decentralised and participated, open to the contribution of those who recognise themselves in Antifascism's culture and values.
At the centre of this event will be the expression of a culture we love to define as Antifascist, in its various contexts, deeply rooted in the concepts of justice, equality and solidarity.

Contacts and info: info[at]fest-antifa[dot]net