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Chile: Communique for the explosive attack on Itau Bank in Concepcion

War On Society

We are at war, we do not claim nor do we ask, we simply attack. How much longer could we complain without occupying our own hands, being mere objects who receive obligations and rights without giving birth from our own bowels to the strength to freely develop ourselves and take our lives in our hands? One is defined by what one does, and therefore the terrain of living is crossed by the thin line of doing or not doing. We take position on the field of deeds, of action, of revolt. Our act is a propaganda of that — our free life.

We do not intend to be arrogant, everyone knows that we have not invented black powder nor are we the first to use it, others have already done it and others still will do it. With all of them we unite will and readiness in confronting reality, and this with some differences or nuances, is what indivisibly unites us. We are part of a wide and diffuse spectrum, that appears in multiple forms and we know neither its limits nor the faces of those who give it life, we only know of its acts and the ideas that it raises.

We also know that Power does not pardon the practices and ideas of freedom and that it is forever increasing its experience in control, persecution, incarceration or murder of our sisters and brothers. This is why our acts are an expression of solidarity, of strength, of energy, of memory. We do not forget them, not one, although sometimes the words do not reach all of them, but here we are, greeting those around the world imprisoned by cause of their libertarian and illegal acts.

With these words we vindicate the detonation of an explosive device at around 1 AM on Friday May 11 in a branch of Banco Itaú of downtown Concepción. Our bomb was composed of a fire extinguisher with a capacity of 1 kilogram, three quarters full of home made black powder, its activation was caused by the explosion of a small 3.8 volt light bulb that was inside and activated by a mechanical timing system based on an alarm clock to which we hooked up two batteries and a switch for our own security. We take all the possible precautions in order to not hurt any passerby, even placing in the window of the entrance to the bank a card that said in large and clear letters “CAUTION: BOMB.”

To bomb a bank branch of Brazilian capital is a clear message of solidarity and remembrance to Mauricio Hernández Norambuena, imprisoned in Brazil for more than 10 years and who they have put the most extreme systems of isolated and enclosure on. We make it clear also that we are not Marxists nor Rodriguists, there is not an idea much less ideology that unites us with them, it’s just that we agitate over the situation that this person lives in, that in different countries and times in similar circumstances our brothers and sisters also live in.

Many have said, and we continue to reaffirm, that we are not a hierarchical nor formal organization, much less a Terrorist Association. We are Anarchists with the will to attack who are united with those who fight against authority and domination wherever they may be. We do not respond to any interest that is above our own. We are informal and our action is diffuse, it appears when you least expect it, because we have always been here, in front of you. And we will be again, perhaps not us, perhaps others who discover that the materials are available to anyone and that the only ingredient that is lacking is will.

On this foggy May night, compañero Mauricio Morales Duarte was there, in our hands and in the roar that ran through the streets of Concepción.

Strength, Tortuga!

FOR TOTAL LIBERATION

Illegal Cell Daniel Riquelme Ruiz.
INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION /
INTERNATIONAL REVOLUTIONARY FRONT

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Bolivia: Claim of responsibility for incendiary attack against Imcruz car dealership

War On Society

 “In a society that has destroyed any possible adventure, the only adventure possible is to destroy (that) society.”

Capital is global, it expands through the whole planet, and if there once existed an outside, today there no longer remains the most remote possibility of some attempt of self-exile, other than that of apathy and resignation. It is clear that the spread of capital cannot be reduced to a mere geographic question or to its territorial comprehension, but rather that its generalization comes as given, above all, also through its representation and reproduction in every aspect of “life” or in its constraint (coercion), in each relation of humans with each other, or in each relation of humans with their environment and/or other species capital is present (is consumed) as cause and as effect, at the same time, whether ideologically and/or materially. Capital and State within the process/progress of civilization is the confluence and apogee of all the systems of oppression, domination and exploitation, in it they are perfected, adapted and integrated, and the historical stage inseparable from all these forms of authority (of class, gender, race, species, etc) has not been nor will be anything other than society.

With the beginning of civilization, that is, from the formation of the first societies, when violence was organized and systematized, the first experiences of resistance and insubordination must have begun. Along with the development of the “universal/official” history that serves power as a normalizing element, of social control and propaganda, there is a memory, a story that grows (to the extent that we ourselves take care of it) and the power tries to silence it, since it is a living story of action that is not neutral but rather serves as a tool of analysis and learning, that feeds and motivates those who hate because they see/feel the inherent dynamics of authority and domestication that progress and democracy try to hide, those who question this reality and do not survive in the inertia of work and consumption, those who do not tolerate the daily violence of the system and understand the validity, necessity and even the urgency of a liberatory violence against the hegemonic violence of Power. It has always been, and will continue to be, dangerous for those who perpetuate the present conditions of subsistence, that there are rebels who persist in propagating ideas and practices that question, negate and destroy this reality.

We are everywhere, while capital will continue stretching into the deepest corners of the world, we will strike it. In effect, while the owners of multinational corporations can exploit living beings and destroy nature without their bodies being present, we can also directly attack their interests. Our struggle is international, we draw on past experiences all over the world, and today we do not remain indifferent to what is happening in other lands, whether it is when they lock up our comrades in Greece, Spain, Italy, Chile, Indonesia or when they kill hundreds of prisoners in Honduras.

Likewise we reject with deep disgust the elections carried out in France last week (and those that are coming anywhere else) when the citizens went to vote for the socialist candidate, feeling themselves part of the great “processes of change,” but, in reality the fact of going to vote only rejects the will of perpetuating the relations of exploitation/domination. Democracy is the illusion with which they citizens can feel themselves included in political affairs, but keeping the logic of power and delegation intact. These observations are not new, and if the citizens keep voting and “living democratically” it is because for them it is much more comfortable to keep reproducing these relations of power; even though in this sense they “exploit themselves,” voiding themselves of responsibility and giving charge of their life to the bureaucracy and institutions of Power.

In this sense, to take ourselves up as anarchists is to begin an individual revolt, it is to question and recognize the different daily aspects — subtle or obvious — that oppress us and to act to destroy them, it is to enter into tension and to attack the reality that surrounds us, with what we have at hand, since there are no options left to us other than to take ourselves up in war against society or to let everything continue the same. As anarchists in war we take up the desire and the necessity of creating situations that put into tension and interrupt the boring and stifling normality of power, of vindicating and propagating our values and positions such as internationalism and revolutionary solidarity, without pretending to construct “conscious” masses nor reform or improve this reality, but rather with our affinities to permanently attack from all the fronts that our imagination allows us to create.

Today we claim responsibility for the attack with an explosive device made of two sticks of dynamite, fuse and chemical initiation at the Imcruz auto dealership of French import Renault autos, located on Av. 20 de Octubre, in the city of La Paz, Bolivia.

With this action we want to send a warm and fraternal greeting to thecompañerxs members of the R.O. CCF: Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, Paniagotis Agirou, Haris Hadzmihelakis, Damiano Bolano, Giorgos Polydoros, Giorgos and Mihalis Nikolopoulos, Olga Ikonomidou and the anarchists Theofilos Mavropoulos and Rami Siriano imprisoned in the prisons of Greece. Strength also to the compañera Stella Antoniou!

We do not forget to greet the comrade Luciano Pitronello and the rebels in Peru, Chile, Indonesia, Cataluña and Italy.

Anarchist Cell for Revolutionary Solidarity

FAI/FRI Bolivia

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Thousands of birds found dead on Chile beaches

AFP 

SANTIAGO — About 2,000 birds were found dead on beaches in central Chile, a natural history museum director said Friday, accusing fishermen of snagging them in their nets and letting them drown.

"It’s a horrible scene. They are spread across some six kilometers (four miles) of beach" around the coastal city of Santo Domingo, San Antonio natural history and archeology museum director Jose Luis Brito told UCV radio.

Most of the birds are gray petrels, but there are also pelicans, gannets and Guanay cormorants.

Brito accused fishermen of “doing nothing” when birds get caught up in their nets, and leaving them “to drown before throwing the bodies back into the sea.”

The museum said it would file a complaint to police over the dead birds.

About 100 bird carcasses were found on central beaches on Sunday.

Thousands of dolphins and maritime birds, including many pelicans, have been found dead in neighboring Peru in recent weeks.

Environmental groups blamed oil exploration work, but Peru’s deputy environment minister Gabriel Quijandria, disputed the claim and said warming waters, which disturbs food supplies, was a possible cause.

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Chile: May Day riots in Santiago

War On Society

On Tuesday May 1st, the march happened from Central Station, in front of the University of Santiago, toward the Plaza los Heroes in downtown.

The march, which left at 11 AM, advanced rapidly to where the situation was set. There began the first confrontations with the police, which left a Itau bank completely destroyed and looted as a result, and a study institute destroyed completely and a Banco Estado branch burned, which needed the firefighters to put it out, while in the street the barricades kept burning.

The special police forces confronted the encapuchadxs who attacked them with rocks, sticks, bottles and fire. The mall’s signage was torn down and the streets full of propaganda and action.

After this, the police arrived with their mounted forces, their cars and bombs, dispersing the people. It is said that there were 20 arrested for disorders in downtown.

During the manifestation there were 10 bastards wounded, two are officials and eight subordinates, who were transferred to hospitals with wounds of various seriousness.

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Riot police bus torched in Mexico City

This Is Our Job

Don’t you have any other excuses besides a simple short circuit?

Could it be because we took action right in front of you and you didn’t even realize it?

Comrades, during the night of Monday, April 23, we torched a bus used for transporting the grenadier corps (riot police) to suppress conflicts, blockades, demonstrations, etc. At around 11 p.m., we placed an incendiary device in one of the several buses parked right beside the juvenile prison located at the corner of Avenida Obrero Mundial and Calle Peten in the Narvarte suburb of Mexico City. The incendiary device carried out its task perfectly. Though our main goal was to set fire to two buses, for various reasons we only placed one device. When we say we took action right in front of them, not only are we referring to the location of the buses behind the prison, but also to the patrol car with its lit siren and two prison guards armed with rifles a mere five meters from our target.

We didn’t attack the property of the police in response to the “injustices” they perpetrate, since we don’t believe in the justice that underpins their repressive acts. We set their property on fire as a form of attack on the very existence of police and prisons. As anarchists, we can’t frame our actions within demands that plainly advocate for citizenist causes, whether they involve tiny reforms in response to enormous problems or mere calls to punish the authorities that—under certain “policies”—are accused of incompetence, oppression, or governing badly. We should stay far away from adopting “revolutionary” slogans that perpetuate the existence of prisons, the State, and Capital. We must struggle for the complete destruction of this and any other kind of prison society!

We claim this action in solidarity with anticivilization Anarchist comrade Braulio Durán, who one day decided to take that important step in the struggle, who didn’t just sit around with a mouthful of words and instead shifted into action, who is currently imprisoned in the State’s dungeons in León, Guanajuato. We show solidarity with comrade Tortuga in Chile and we Avenge brother Mauri, who fell in combat. Solidarity with the anarchist compassuffering reprisals at the hands of the Italian State! Solidarity with the comrade prisoners from the Fire Cells Conspiracy and Revolutionary Struggle in Greece! Solidarity with the brothers and sisters recently arrested on charges of explosives possession in Chile! Revolutionary solidarity with the arrested and fugitive comrades in Barcelona!

We are warriors for freedom. We have chosen our path, and it is hard sometimes. But with conviction and total determination we move forward and do not allow ourselves to be defeated, since in our struggle against the State and Capital there can be no truce with those who want to impose their authority on us. And as a prayer, the old insurrectionary anarchist slogans:

Neither dialogue with Power, Nor mediation with the State and its institutions!

Social war on all fronts!

Long live anarchy!

—International Solidarity Conspiracy (Informal Anarchist Federation)

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Bombing at European Union headquarters in Buenos Aires

This Is Our Job

To be sincere, we must highlight that the reason why we attacked the European Union diplomatic headquarters was principally to let the Greek comrades on hunger strike and the Italian comrades who have recently suffered raids and arrests know that we are here and that the overwhelming distance separating us will not stop us from feeling complicit in the revolutionary war.

But the arrests of the Chilean comrades a few days ago in the context of the Security Bank trial struck us full-on in the jaw, and we therefore couldn’t avoid avenging them.

This noble gesture of love is directed toward those already mentioned and those we still haven’t mentioned.

Likewise, it is a call to attention for the capitalists and their mercenaries. Remember that attacks on symbols of POWER will continue to spread. Your cars, police, and banks are going to burn and explode.

To the groups and individuals who, like us, have the possibility of struggling from this side of the prison walls, we say that it is necessary to extend the offensive against Power.

TO SOW TERROR WITHIN EVERY AUTHORITARIAN HEART.

TO SPREAD CHAOS.

TO EXTEND AND STRENGTHEN THE INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION.

—CELL OF CONSPIRATORS FOR THE SPREAD OF CHAOS (INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION)

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Argentina: Claim for arson attacks on luxury vehicles

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On April 14 at 3 PM, we left an incendiary device made of gasoline and a retardant fuse that burned two luxury cars in Luis Vile and Cucha Cucha.

We continue giving fire in the city of Buenos Aires, as we said we would, after the social alarm that intends to make every citizen into a police hero “at the service of the community.”

Today civilization is coming to be a society of control of sustainable production. This means an adjustment of the screws that impose order through force.

The police service promises to spread in society; our free and wild instinct goes on the march at the same moment as well.

They cannot stop us, we do not fight so that the Earth will have its freedom and nothing more, nor to improve our conditions in life.

We use money for the destruction of their materialization.

To comrade Tortuga imprisoned in Chile.
To comrade Billy imprisoned Indonesia.
To comrade Luca seriously wounded in Italy.
Health!

Friends of the Earth – FAI

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Spain Bans Cash

The Daily Bell

Spain Bans Cash Transactions Over 2,500 Euros … Spain has outlawed the use of cash in business transactions in excess 2,500 euros in order to crack down on the black market and tax evaders. The motivations behind the push for digital currencies is exposed as Spain heads down the road of the Greeks in combating their sovereign debtcrisis. As the government scrambles for every tax dollar it can get its hands on, even though they already gave every Spaniard $23,000 Euros in debt last year alone (approximately $32,500), they are now banning all large cash business transactions. Why? So they can track the transactions and make sure that people and business are paying taxes. Being able to track the transactions is also aimed to combat the growing black market in Spain. – Alexander Higgins’ blog

Dominant Social Theme: This cash has gotta go. It’s evil.

Free-Market Analysis: They are not even making a pretense anymore that the West is run via market economies. As we have long predicted, the phony “sovereign debt” crisis in Europe is being used to justify all sorts ofauthoritarian measures.

It is government pols that gladly borrowed what European banks threw at them. And somehow the upshot earlier this week is that Spanish citizens now lose the right to conduct many transactions in cash.

Spectactularly, the reports such as this one, excerpted above, don’t even both to hide the real point. The Spanish government wants to ensure that it can “track transactions and make sure that people and businesses are paying taxes.”

Of course, anyone who has visited Spain of late knows that the tax burden in Spain is onerous indeed, and is one reason that the truculent tribes that have co-existed uneasily with Madrid are again beginning to beat the drums of secession.

The taxes that the central government levies on small businesses especially are verging on punitive. But there are no apologies. The official position is one of unflinching demands.

It is surely part of a larger meme having to do with a “cashless” society. Just recently the UK Telegraph asked “Is mobile the way we’ll all be paying?” The answer, as can be expected, was a qualified yes, but issued in the predictable upbeat way.

The cashless society has been a much-mooted concept ever since consumer credit cards were widely introduced in the 1950s. Now it seems that “mobile money” is the new gold rush. The term – used to describe the way the mobile phone is used to pay for goods – yields no fewer than 126 million results on a Google search … 

Market research firm Yankee Group believes that global mobile transactions will become a $1trillion market by 2015. While Berg Insight says there will be 894m worldwide users of mobile banking by the same year. Peter Ayliffe, chief executive of Visa Europe, who sits on the Monitise board, believes 50pc of all Visa transactions in Europe will be on a mobile device by 2020.

The top men are beginning to issue their predictions. The march to a cashless society has begun. Perhaps we owe Spain a debt of gratitude for revealing the REAL reason for a cashless society. It makes tax collecting so much easier.

But this is only part of the story. Taxes are certainly to be paid … but the RESULTS of tax payments and the government expenditures they give rise to are seemingly more questionable every day.

In Spain this is certainly evident. The REAL problem that Spain faces as its depression spirals out of control is the infrastructure that politicos built over the past decade. Every small town has bike paths, outdoor parks and other unnecessary public venues that will soon prove, well … unsupportable.

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Chile: Communique on the aftermath of the Banco Chile arson

War On Society

contrainfo translation of communiqué on the rumors about injured anarchists:

Comrades, we decided to write in response to a degree of uncertainty we’ve noticed that expanded word-of-mouth following our last attack (on March 20th, 2012) on a bank branch in Chillán, $hile, where we happily turned a large part of the bank to ashes; we cannot forget to mention that this was part of the day of solidarity with our brother Luciano Pitronello, but we know what intrigued was the news that circulated in the local mercenary Press, in which echoed how individuals of our cell were reportedly injured in that action.

We don’t deny it happened, but to appease those anonymous in other parts of the territory, pervaded by anguish and doubt: the comrades have already recovered and learned from the particular act not to not repeat the action, but to take precautions, since at the time the hatred and the decision failed to complement the planning.

We now look forward to more experience of war, with our hearts swollen like a stone calling upon the anarchic and wild fire, which will soon be spread as a bad weed throughout the civilization that gives life to structures and authoritarians of Chillán and the world.

Freedom to Tortuga, Freddy, Marcelo, Juan
and the recently abductees Ivan Silva and Carla Verdugo!

Fire to authority and its prisons!
The words are nothing, action is everything!
We are everywhere, we will communicate soon!

From some place in the $hilean region
Informal Anarchist Federation / Efraín Plaza Olmedo Incendiary Cell

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Two arrested transporting an explosive device in Santiago, Chile

War On Society

Ivan Silva and Carla Verdugo were arrested transporting an explosive device in the Granja neighborhood today at 3:30 AM.

They were taken to the 13th Precinct where one of the prosecutors of the bombs case, Christian Toledo came. Ivan and Carla were carrying a backpack which according to the press had a fire extinguisher full of black powder with two butane gas canisters and a fuse as well as a change of clothing.

It was also reported in the press that Carla had romantic ties with the compa Juan Aliste Vega.

According to police sources, Carla and Ivan wanted to plant the explosive device during the night because today the trial preparation hearing of Juan Aliste Vega was happening.

We know that the state and its representatives will try by all means to dole out an exemplary punishment, therefore we call all individuals and affinity groups to show once again the solidarity and support that unite us in this struggle against the system of domination.

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Boiling point: A Survey of Hemispheric Water Policy – Part 1 of COHA’s Water Series.

Side Note: Water… Fresh Water to be more precise is a resource that the nation of Libya has A LOT of, especially underground. Water, not oil is the resource that ultimately sealed Libya’s fate. Libya just finished a huge fresh water project in which they were going to use to help bolster neighboring countries in Northern Africa. This would have given that region more political power than the West was comfortable with.
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This analysis was prepared by Jaim Coddington, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

  From the Texas Oil Boom to the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, petroleum was undoubtedly the most notorious liquid of the last one hundred years.  While some in the international marketplace still fixate on oil, recent political and environmental developments have helped nominate a stunning rival to oil’s supposed predominance: water!  It’s a substance to which Plato gave highest praise: “Only what is rare is valuable, and water, which is the best of all things…is the cheapest.”[1] However, in our time, water has become much rarer, or, in economic terms, more scarce than oil.  In the words of James Bond’s latest nemesis, Dominic Greene, “This [water] is the most valuable resource in the world and we need to control as much of it as we can.”[2] Global water resources have begun to dry up, even as water trading profitability increases.  Although this situation may seem irrelevant for those with adequate water access, it truly could presage a global water catastrophe.

This predicament has not gone unrecognized by international bodies like the United Nations.  In July 2010, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 64/292, which “Recognizes the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights…”[3].  This document is legally binding, and could serve as a key precedent for multilateral water management.  Furthermore, most observers have interpreted the resolution as supporting public water rights [4].  On the other side of the spectrum, litigation like Sunbelt Water’s Chapter 11 NAFTA claim [5] and Canada’s parliamentary Bill S-11 [6] have raised concerns that potential water privatization will result in irreversible water commodification, confirming the private sector’s primacy over the public.

Canada’s massive glaciers, rivers, and lakes have afforded it with 7% of the world’s renewable fresh water [7].  This abundance has led to a relaxed national perspective on water use: Canadian daily water consumption per capita, about 4,400 liters [8], is currently the highest in the world behind the United States, with both a lack of adequate water utilities regulation and reckless industrial water use the culprits.  Lines have been drawn in the taiga, and a number of organizations have sprung up throughout the country to take a stand on the issue.  One front in this international hydro-scuffle is dominated by private firms and the Canadian government, while the opposition consists mainly of environmentalist and civic action bodies.

Canada is second to the U.S. in per capita water consumption. Source: Coastal Care

Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s administration has consistently opposed UN initiatives to define water as a human right.  At a 2008 UN Human Rights Council, the Canadian delegation blocked a move by Spain and Germany to officially recognize water and sanitation as human rights [8].  Canada had previously opposed two UN attempts to elevate water to human right status in 2002 and 2006 [8].  Additionally, the Harper government has tended to encourage privatization as a solution to mismanagement and inefficiency within Canada’s system of water utilities.  The aforementioned Bill S-11, introduced by the Conservatives, tacitly endorses water privatization by mandating clean water access for Canada’s First Nation communities (which is severely lacking) without allocating project funding or financial responsibility to any government regulatory bodies [68].  Furthermore, the bill’s subsection 4 (1)(c)(iii) states that “regulations may confer on any person or body the power, exercisable in specified circumstances and subject to specified conditions, to require a First Nation to enter into an agreement for the management of its drinking water system or waste water system in cooperation with a third party.”[6] This clause could force a First Nation community to accept a government-sponsored contract allowing a private firm to supply and purify that community’s water.

The danger of this silent privatization is among the chief concerns of the Council of Canadians, one of the primary dissenting voices in the Canada’s water debate.  The Council believes that Harper’s corporatizing water policy will jeopardize Canada’s right to self-determination of its own water supply [6].  Sunbelt Water’s aborted Chapter 11 litigation has demonstrated that once a firm gains water rights in state party to the NAFTA, that state’s federal government cannot dissolve those rights without compensating that firm for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages [6].  In the absence of this costly reacquisition of water rights, any private corporation could engage in bulk water exports, shipping huge volumes of water from the country without accountability to the public; in essence, the firm would be ‘harvesting’ national water resources and selling them on the international market.  This is, of course, how corn, iron ore, and other commodities are sold.  The question here is whether a public good should be allowed to become a private benefit without the full consent of the state.

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