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On the Local Uprisings: Containment in #Houston, #Texas

“But repression does not always come dressed up in riot gear, or breaking into offices in the middle of the night. It also comes in the form of the friendly “neighborhood liaison” officer, the advisory boards to local police departments, and the social scientist hired on as a consultant. Repression is, first and foremost, a matter of politics: it is the means the state uses to protect itself from political challenges, the methods it employs to preserve its authority and continue its rule. This process does not solely rely on force, but also mobilizes ideology, material incentives, and, in short, all of the tools and techniques of statecraft. We have to understand repression as involving both coercion and concessions, employing violence and building support, weeding opposition and seeding legitimacy. That is the basis of the counterinsurgency approach.”

Kristian Williams
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#Indonesia: Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in #Tangerang and #Bekasi

Indonesia. On April 9th, 2020, three of our comrades were arrested and convicted of a heavy crime for spraying several graffiti that say “sudah krisis, saatnya membakar” (there’s a crisis already, time to burn) and “melawan atau mati konyol” (fight or perish). What is actually a voice of rightful citizens is considered a crime of provocation. Their art is a valid criticisms toward the government’s lack of integrity in mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and just a petty crime at most.

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Seattle: We Demand Amnesty For All

Seattle. WA. From surveillance to prosecution and incarceration, the state disproportionately targets BIPOC youth. From racist predictive policing to red-lining and a police department nationally recognized for its excessive use of force, there is a long history of state-sanctioned violence against communities of color by the Seattle police department.

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Police and #COVID19: Two of a Kind – Why One Nurse Risked Her Life to Fight the Virus and the Police

France. We stand in solidarity with Farida C., a 50-year-old nurse at the hospital Paul-Brousse de Villejuif, who contracted COVID-19 in the course of her efforts to treat patients during the pandemic and now faces charges as a consequence of using projectiles to defend demonstrators from police attacks in Paris last week. Both of these activities demonstrate tremendous courage and self-sacrifice. Fighting the COVID-19 virus and fighting police violence are two aspects of the same program.

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#Italy: Those Who Do Not Die Find Themselves – Thoughts on Repressive Operation ‘#Ritrovo’

Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, the Ros of Bologna, Florence and Fidenza together with 200 Carabinieri burst into the lives of 12 anarchists. The GIP [Judge for the Preliminary Investigations]  Panza, at the request of the prosecuting magistrate Dambruoso, has for seven the arrest and for five the obligation to stay with night return (for four of these also the daily signature). A script which we know well and which, thanks to the declarations of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, which reveal the “preventive” nature of the arrests, makes the message launched even more explicit to anyone: let it be clear to those who hope that the crisis will open the possibility of giving a shake to the present social relations that the State does not change. The accusations are association with the purpose of terrorism and subversion of the democratic order, with the aim of inciting criminals to commit crimes, the carrying out of some damage and a fire.

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#Leipzig after yesterdays raids and demo: Defend left-wing politics!

Leipzig. Germany. June 10, 2020. What is known? According to their own statements, the cops searched nine apartments in Leipzig today. According to their own statements, they are different investigations against different defendants. The coordinated raids were also justified by the fact that Corona would be over. What the background of the repression is, however, is not revealed by state authorities. They hope for public speculation and gossip. We should not do the police and the public prosecutor’s office these favors – neither on the Internet, on the phone nor in person.

Image above: Yesterday mornings raids were answered with stones in the evening hours.

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Raids in #Leipzig, #Germany – Demonstration at 8:00pm (20:00)

Leipzig. Germany. June 10. 2020. Today there have been numerous house searches in Leipzig Connewitz, other districts and other cities. For Leipzig these raids today are the most extensive search operations against the “left scene” for decades.

We answer today with a demonstration at 20:00 Herderpark (Leipzig, Germany).

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What is Anarcho-Syndicalism and how we work: An Open letter to Media and all workers all over the world

Open letter by the Workers Solidarity Syndicate about repression in Indonesia.

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