La Tarcoteca

La Tarcoteca

domingo, 23 de junio de 2013

Federal Police invade the premises of the Federação Anarquista Gaúcha - FAG
On the afternoon of Wednesday, 20 June 2013, between 12 and 15 plainclothes officers dressed in black waistcoats and blazers, claiming to be from the Federal Police broke into and raided the Ateneu Batalha da Várzea, the social and political premises of the Federação Anarquista Gaúcha located on Travessa dos Venezianos, and took some of our material. The officers would not present any search and seizure warrant to standers-by who tried to find out what was happening. In addition to this, some officers, also in plainclothes, tried to take a comrade from her home this morning.
The FAG is a political organization which has existed, publicly, for 18 years. Throughout these years we have never hidden, we have always maintained our public spaces where we carry out many activities of a political and cultural nature as well as our work within the community and as part of the local and national left. The Ateneu is a space where we have carried on these activities for over 3 years, maintaining a public library and doing regular activities.

We would recall that in October 2009 we had our old headquarters, at the time located in Lopo Gonçalves, raided by the police on the orders of the then Governor Yeda Crusius as a result of a poster which she claimed - and continues to claim - we were responsible for the murder of MST activist Elthon Brum in São Gabriel. On that occasion all our material was seized, including our bins.

This time, after numerous pseudo-facts stated on RBS television, accusing us of being sociopaths and fantasizing that we were plotting together with activists from other countries, employing guerrilla tactics in the city, with the apparent motive of sowing panic, there have been calls for repression against our militancy.

Like the taunts and factoids in the reactionary press, the repression employed by the repressive apparatuses of the bourgeois State is not new to us. Since our inception as a political current, we have been the target of the repressive fury of the bosses in collusion with the State. For over a century we have resisted all these cowardly assaults, with our fists raised and our heads held high and this will not be the episode that will shake our combative militancy.

Finally, we lay full responsibility on the municipal, state and federal governments for this cowardly attack on our organization. We will not be intimidated and we will go on devoting all our efforts towards building a strong people, a combative working class that can organize the oppressed of this country and its legitimate demands.

Não passarão!
Down with the repression of those who struggle!

Federação Anarquista Gaúcha - FAG

viernes, 21 de junio de 2013

Call. June 21: All to the street for freedom for The Barcelona 5

June 21: All the street for freedom of Barcelona 5
On May 15 were arrested in their homes five anarchists in the province of Barcelona. His crime? Having participated in demonstrations involving in altercations and spread their ideology through Facebook groups. Therefore, they are accused of belonging to a terrorist group, praising terrorism and recruitment and indoctrination.

As proof of his guilt in these crimes, police seized material contributes in their homes: anarchists flags, libertarian philosophy books, black clothes and rockets and firecrackers that we all keep to San Juan [popular party].

Despite the nonsense involving these allegations and "evidence" to cling to, their ideology against the regime was established enough for the judge Mr Pedraz to condemn them, currently in prison Soto del Real, Navalcarnero, Aranjuez, Alcalá-Meco, in Madrid under the FIES 3 regime [penitentiary dangerousness classification system for prisoner from 0 to 5].

Their case can not be understood isolately, but as a piece in the Spanish state repression strategy that is making strides toward authoritarianism which is heir. The arrest of these five anarchists is a precedent that will be used to justify further indiscriminate persecution, something no citizen of this country should allow.

In this context we call for solidarity of all those who appreciate the injustice they have suffered these five companions, June 21 meet in the streets of our cities with banners and candles, to feel our warmth even when isolated in their cells.

We ask for spread this quote and the situation in which the 5 of Barcelona find by all means, everyone will know about the political persecution that is taking place in this country.