Today, 7th June 2017, the judge pronounced the sentence in the court case against two anarchist comrades accused of having robbed the PaxBank in Aachen 2014. While one comrade was set free, our sister and comrade was sentenced to seven and a half years of prison.
What this sentence has clearly shown, is that not only were the facts on trial but also ideas, our anarchist ideas, our solidarity bond and the refusal of collaboration with power.
Despite their intention to break and repress our anarchist ideas and practices, for our part, we remain and will remain proud and convinced of who we are and why we struggle.
This is what was shown in courtroom with our cries of rage and solidarity, as an answer to the dignity that our comrade maintained saluting us with her head high her fist raised as she was being escorted out of the room. We expressed all our contempt to the court for what it represents. We hope that this storm of rage and hate, and of love for our comrade blows and spreads wide throughout this damned world.
Freedom for our comrades, war on our enemies
Some anarchists in solidarity
Barricades in solidarity with the anarchists implicated in the Aachen affair
At the early hours of the 7th of June a street blockade was carried out by setting fire to garbage containers and to tires with the aim of parlysing the traffic entering and leaving from Barcelona through the rovira tunnel.
This action is in solidarity with the anarchist comrades accused in the Aachen case, on the day of their verdict.
Freedom for imprisoned comrades!
[Translated from Spanish, found on Indy Barcelone, 07 june 2017]
Attack with paint on the german chamber of commerce in Barcelona, as an answer to the verdict of the Aachen case.
After the verdict of this morning which sentenced an anarchist comrade accused on bank robbery to seven and a half years of prison…
This midday we paid a visit to the german chamber of commerce on Calle Còrsega, n. 301. We redecorated the huge door making one thing clear: CAP CONDEMNA ENS FARÀ CREURE (A) (no sentence will make us believe (A).)
We want to express our solidairty with our comrade, send her and her close comrades an embrace, while pointing out the german entrepreneurial network.
Your sentences cannot stop our ideas, our lives, nor the world we carry in our hearts!
Stealing from a bank is not violence, founding one is!
Long live anarchy!
[Translated from catalan, found on Indy Barcelone, 07 june 2017]
On Tuesday, June 6, at noon we slashed the wheels of two trucks of the multinational DHL, in solidarity with the anarchists imprisoned and on trial in Germany accused of expropriating a bank.
With this symbolic action we wanted to point out one of the biggest companies of German capital, which profits from the business of war and frontiers, and greet the comrades that are tomorrow facing the final day of their courtcase in Aachen.
Freedom anarchist prisoners !!
We want them on the streets!
Berlin, January 6, 2017
Different reasons have caused us to express ourselves again, even if the resources used, in terms of material expenditure and ‘man’ power were very small. One of these reasons is the ‘message barrier’ which was partly imposed on militant actions. Anonymous comrades of the ‘Autonomous Groups’ already pointed this out in the framework of their attack against the Ordnungsamt (public order police) on 25.12.16.
In the meantime, it should be clear to the authorities that the two torched vans did not fall victim to a technical defect on ‘company premises’ on Sewanstraße as they initially suspected but were torched using fire accelerators. One on the right front tire and one on the right rear tire. The vehicles belong to the company Sodexo whose activity in the prison industry has been reported several times, which is why they have been repeatedly subjected to militant actions.
We hope that there was damage to the building structure and we want to emphasize that we are not interested in frightening the workers. As a character mask of the capitalist social formation they contribute to the continuation of the same but only to a limited extent.
This attack is to be understood as a small flame of solidarity with the diverse range of people affected by repression. Examples include the revolting / striking prisoners in the USA. Also in the exceptional condition, due to the riots of the inmates, are some prisons in the UK.
Solidarity also goes out to Tunfisch and Balu because of their activities related to a militant demo. Here, for example, the lines of repression continue to be continuous, independent of the partisan landscape.
The same is true of Greece, where recently, to our regret, some people from Revolutionary Struggle were arrested. To mention here Pola Roupa and Konstantina Athanasopoulou.
Our attack applies to all those who unwilling or unable to adapt themselves to the existing social order, their ideologies of inequality and their compulsion to exploit them in all areas, and have therefore been forced onto the digital and analog grids of the repressive authorities and the prison industry. For them, this fire is perhaps a small, retrospective firework.
The tension field, which is set up when one acts in solidarity with those who are in prison, is well aware of us. As a matter of fact, we are not a small splinter group that can and will dissolve this field discursively. This is a social process, which, as in all other areas, must be taken as a matter of course, that people are no longer inhuman beings towards others. In this context, it is unquestionable that the current process of digital surveillance and monitoring as well as the expansion of the prison industry and the growing law and order mentality of the public.
Each blow against the security architecture should therefore be welcomed by every freedom-loving person, while at the same time a debate must be ignited as mentioned above.
As the attack against Sodexo could be plausibly denied and later no statement could be made that it was an attack, the non-reporting of an arson attack against a mobile phone tower can clearly be interpreted as a message block.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday at around 01:50AM we placed fire accelerators on 2 separate places on a mobile phone tower belonging to Kabel Deutschalnd (now Vodafone) on Oranienburger Straße and set them on fire. Unfortunately they failed to spread the fire but we think that the cables were not there for nothing so a (temporary) failure was to be expected.
With this attack, we wanted to create a small ‘surveillance pause’, as an action group (Katla) had already achieved withthe attack on a mobile phone tower in the vicinity of the S-Bahnhof Adlershof. Even if the attack in only indirectly connected, we would like to address the suggestion of a Hamburg group to disrupt the G20 summit by attacking infrastructure. Disruptions to communication could help the revolt in Hamburg in July, as it is only useable in a limited way as a result of the monitoring, whereas the police uniforms need the digital inflow to be able to efficiently.
1.5 years since our last attack (arson attack on the German railway) we are again expressing our presence. Nothing has failed. Too many things should have been active long ago but we keep to our silent philosophy of “a wave only retreats in order to strike again”.
In the future too, we will be marking and destroying what stands in the way of a libertarian society or favors reactionary regimes of right-wing or Islamist nature.
In the night between the 1st and 2nd of October 2014, we made the windows of Ingenieurbüro Döring – an engineering office located in 3, Pauline Staegemann street in Berlin – rattle. The reason for our visit: they pride themselves on organizing the clearance of weapons and ammunition in the northern region, at the German Army’s GÜZ combat training centre in Magdeburg. A ghost town called Schnöggersburg is under construction in the north of Magdeburg, so that prospective NATO armies and Europe cops can be trained there in counterinsurgency combat. Global riots of the last years have shown that revolt is quite possible. It’s knocking on Europe’s door as well – let’s kick it. For the collapse of new constructions on the GÜZ military base and everywhere, where these buildings are responsible for ravaging our lives. See you in Frankfurt.*
* You may follow these links 1 & 2 for Destroika-related actions, referring to militant protest against the opening of the new European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. Meanwhile the date of the inaugural ceremony has been postponed; the opening of the new ECB building takes place not before early 2015 and might be delayed further.