So-Called USA: Thought on Recent Militant Actions Against US State Forces

On August 12, 2017, white supremacist thugs launched an attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulting In the death of Heather Heyer, who was intentionally hit by a car. In the years since, the frequency of such heinous incidents has been on the rise across the U.S. Ku Klux Klan rallies and events were held publicly and shamelessly in 2018– from Madison, Indiana to Anaheim, California. While the number of active KKK chapters is dwindling nationwide, those that remain active have been reinvigorated; moreover, in tandem with the reemergence of public KKK activity, there has been a steady growth in the number of other white-supremacist militias.

The Proud Boys– a group of fascist scum whose hate-filled faces reflect the perfect storm of white supremacy and patriarchy– enthusiastically took part in the attack at Charlottesville; its leader, Gavin McInnes, has made a career of trying to convince the world that these scum are not who they very clearly are: the State’s right hand, doing its dirty work– “taking out the trash.” It has been proven that, in at least one instance (in Portland, Oregon, last year), Proud Boys have been invited to assist police officers in arresting protesters. Last October, McInnes gave a speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan, where Proud Boys and skinheads stood shoulder-to-shoulder and attacked anti-fascists who had gathered in protest of the event.

Early 2019 saw the right-wing militia United Constitutional Patriots holding people and entire families hostage– at gunpoint, in the middle of the desert, in the middle of the night. These grievous sins were not merely allowed but often encouraged by ICE agents until public pressure grew to such a degree that the State felt compelled to make an example of the group’s leader, Larry Mitchell Hopkins (also known as Johnny Horton Jr.).

White-supremacist ideology has also been expounded by “lone wolf” operators such as Patrick Crusius, a rabid racist who shot up a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, leaving twenty-one people dead and twenty-six injured because he was worried about a “Hispanic invasion;” and Santino William Legan, the fascist teen who shot up the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California– allegedly just because he was “very angry,” but it was soon discovered that he was a firm believer in “Social Darwinism,” or racism-for-snobs. Both of these murderous rampages took place in the summer of 2019.

The years since Charlottesville have brilliantly exemplified the abject failure of liberalism and the waste of any effort expended towards working “within the system” built on white supremacy. When what was very clearly a ban on Muslims’ ability to enter the U.S. was initially proposed, people flooded the airports; for a moment, it seemed that “people power” in the liberal sense had won the day, as the courts rejected the ban some days later. A very similar ban with only one minor change was also rejected; but the third time was the charm. By simply adding two countries to the ban list that were not majority-Muslim, the ban was passed.

No one flooded the airports this time.

In 2018, the public became horrified to learn that families were being separated at the border– a practice that in fact had been taking place for decades in the U.S., but that had become immediately and disturbingly more common under the current regime. In June, Trump signed an executive order convincing liberals that these separations would end; now, today, in August 2019, they are still very much happening. Many children who have been so separated are effectively missing, as are many parents. The goals that were fake-set last summer for returning children to their families remain as much a fantasy now as they were then.

The end of 2018 saw scores of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed liberals celebrating the “Blue Wave” that was supposed to put an end to all of these horrors (all of which were, at one point or another, perpetuated by “blue” people). Today, the Muslim Ban remains in place; state after state is restricting abortions to the point of effectively outlawing them; children are still being ripped from the arms of their parents, and people are still dying in detention centers, as well as in the desert and in prisons everywhere. Well-meaning individuals such as Scott Walker, a volunteer with No More Deaths who gave water and shelter to two people in the desert, face over twenty years in cages for demonstrating this most basic humanity.

In spite of these bleak realities, there is reason for hope now that did not exist in 2018, or in 2017. People are actually starting to resist. Not rhetorically, and not electorally; but people are finally beginning to understand that the current system is cruel, horrific, and unsustainable, and good people of conscience are stepping up to draw a firm line in the sand, risking everything in the process.

On July 13, 2019, Willem Van Spronsen was murdered during his attempt to sabotage an ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington. His final words begin as follows: “There’s wrong and there’s right. it’s time to take action against the forces of evil. evil says on life is worth less than another. evil says the flow of commerce is our purpose here. evil says concentration camps for folks deemed lesser are necessary. the handmaid of evil says the concentration camps should be more humane. beware the centrist.”

He also provides some useful historical analysis for those who are not yet ready to admit where we are today: “When I was a boy, in post-war Holland, later France, my head was filled with stories of the rise of fascism in the ’30s. I promised myself that I would not be one of those who stands by as neighbors are torn from their homes and imprisoned for somehow being perceived as lesser…Are you going to just stand by?”

Exactly one month later, on August 13, 2019– just weeks after the El Paso Walmart shooting– someone who has yet to be identified fired at ICE offices in San Antonio, Texas. This act confirmed what could before only be hoped for: that Willem’s actions were not a one-off. That people are starting to see the forest through the trees.

Throughout August, citizens in revolt doused NYPD officers with water. On August 14th, at least six police officers were shot during an attempted raid in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Just three days later, on August 17th, 2019, police ruthlessly unleashed pepper spray upon families celebrating “Marcy Day” at Marcy Houses in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, New York. Undaunted, residents defended themselves by throwing various objects at the police, injuring three officers.

This moment is unique, in terms of both human potential and human will– the true components of People Power, neither of which can be voted or chanted into existence. It is also nothing special: just another round of folks waking up to the sounds, sights, and smells of their own oppression; just another swath of humanity rejecting its shackles. We are in a unique position to learn from revolutionary history and honor the memories of those who have fought and died attempting to dismantle white supremacy by finishing what they started. We already know what forms of manipulation and brutality can be expected; but we also know that it isn’t just the radicals promoting revolution right now. It is something with which the people at large– more people than many of us have previously imagined– are willing to engage.

We stand on the cusp of a new historical reality, in which State propaganda increasingly fails, phasing itself out of existence; in which Neighbor and Friend become Comrade– first one by one, then in clusters, later in droves; and in which systems that keep people in cages and allow them to be abused and violated are abolished, once and for all. We are moving ever closer to this vision; but among the essential tasks of any revolutionary is to recognize when to walk, and when to leap.

(via AMW English)

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México City, México: Call for Anarchic Action from Féminas Brujas and Insurrectionists (FBI)

WE ARE BAD AND WE CAN BE WORSE: WE ARE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE!

“Provocation” and “illegality” means any action that is not enforced by the State and exceeds its laws and standards; that is why the authorities insist on presenting the anarchic war against the system of domination as a “provocation” that seeks to unleash repression. But reality teaches us that repression is here and now and is practiced by power on a daily basis either in a veiled or brutal manner.

The State continues to maintain a monopoly on violence and is only willing to share it with so-called “organized crime” groups and others who also share the same DNA, demonstrating that there is nothing new in its Fourth Transformation. As we have always stated: they are the same misogynist dogs, but now with a cherry colored collar.

Finally, the anti-systemic rage managed to spread fury to wide sections of the so-called “feminist movement”, sadly asleep until yesterday afternoon. At least now they understand that pacifism is the most active accomplice of patriarchal power and domination.

We have always expressed that we are not feminists. WE ARE ANARCHISTS and that is why we fight the patriarchy, not feminism. We know the feminist ideology and we see it in “action” daily, occupying seats and public positions, attaching themselves to our bodies and our lives to spread “the feminist homeland” as stated by a senator of MORENA (National Regeneration Movement, a social-democratic political party), forgetting (consistently) that the homeland is the territory of the Patriarch.

Neither Martha Lucia Michel nor Marta Lama nor Marilú Razo nor any of the systemic feminists (political, academic and dialogueras) represent us. Their reaction to the purple and black violence, their relationship with Sheimbaum (mayor of Mexico City), only reinforces their status as opportunists in search of a bone, so they lick her boots and they suck the balls of the president.

The best example of their complicity is the hashtag #ellasnonosrepresentan (they do not represent us), stating that with anti-systemic violence we tarnish “the defense of women’s rights”, promoting complicit passivity and imposing the politically correct conduct of the “good people”.

We are not people. To be “people” is to delegate our reality as women, our freedom and our autonomy to another, is to deny our individuality and our essence. WE ARE ANARCHIC WARRIORS IN STRUGGLE AGAINST THE PATRIARCHY.

We are conscious of the fact that we are at war and we know who our enemies are. We know what we are facing, and we also know who are allies of the system and who our accomplices are. We recognize what others keep silent: the presence in the national palace of a misogynistic and sexist, pro-life, ultra-conservative and evangelical fascist that the left has allied itself to in their constant opportunism to “seize power” at all costs.

That’s why we don’t ask our executioners for justice or for the dismissal and punishment of their brigade of rapist pigs. That would be distinguishing between good cops and bad cops. For us, the only good cop is the one who’s dead.

We don’t want dialogue, so we don’t set limits on the revolt. Our desires for destruction and our longing for freedom will not remain stuck in a dream catcher: we will be your worst nightmare!

If one day we don’t return home: Don’t light candles, light barricades!
No God, no State, no master, no husband!
State-Capital, with AMLO (president of Mexico) OR WITHOUT AMLO, patriarchy is what it weaves!
Let’s destroy everything that dominates and conditions us!
Anarchic solidarity with all imprisoned comrades around the world!
Against the patriarchal civilization!
For the control of our lives!
For the destruction of gender!
For the insurrectionary anarchic tension!
For Anarchy!
Fire to the existent!

Féminas Brujas e Insurreccionalistas (F.B.I)
Mexico City, Saturday August 17, 2019.

(via Contra Info)

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İstanbul, Turkey: Statement from HBDH Militia Ulaş Bayraktaroğlu

“We will speak in the language that fascism understands”

For days, actions against AKP-MHP fascism have been burning brightly. Let’s support the call for a united people’s struggle against fascism. Let us respond to the militias’ call for war against fascism everywhere.

Now the revolutionaries will speak. The revolutionary lives of Ulaş Bayraktaroğlu, Nubar Ozanyan and the united struggle leaders are our manifesto of war. We invite all revolutionary youth to join the revolutionary offensive that has been launched.

AKP-MHP fascism cannot be destroyed by watching. But the will to fight against it can succeed. We will speak in the language that fascism understands.

HBDH Militia Ulaş Bayraktaroğlu İstanbul

(via HBDH-Online)

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İzmir, Turkey: HBDH Revenge Units Attack 2 Factories that Supply the Turkish Armed Forces

On August 12, 2019, a container factory and another factory that produces water tanks in Bornova district in İzmir were targeted by HDBDH Revenge Militia Mashum Korkmaz. Containers in the storage areas were destroyed.

Our targets were factories that produce containers and water tanks for the people’s enemy, the occupying Turkish Armed Forces. Those who earn money through the pains, occupations and massacres of other peoples, and who provide logistics for war, will pay the price. Those who feed on dirty war will face the reality of war.

Our action was carried out in memory of those who carried out the guerrilla breakthrough of August 15, 1984. The August 15, 84 Breakthrough carries the spirit of 71 insurgents, Mahir Çayan, Deniz Gezmiş, and İbrahim Kaypakkaya.

As HBDH Militias, we salute the guerrilla breakthrough of August 15 and accept the line of struggle it created. Now is the time to rise up in revolutionary war, struggle for freedom and destroy the AKP-MHP fascism. With the courage, belief and determination of the August 15 Breakthrough, we will surely succeed with the united revolutionary struggle of the peoples, and we will surely win.

Our call is to all the young people of Turkey and Kurdistan. Our actions have for days lit the flames of liberation from fascism and opened the way forward. The strength, capacity and determination of the united line of struggle will rout the AKP-MHP fascism. Wherever you are, no matter how many of you there are, wage war against fascist institutions, don’t let them sleep in your neighborhoods or schools, light up their nights.

(via HBDH-online)

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Surabaya, Indonesia: West Papuan Student Dorm Stormed by Special Operations Police

18.08.19: The siege of the West Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya, East Java came to a violent end yesterday when Brimob (special operations police) stormed the building and forcibly arrested the students. Police fired numerous tear gas canisters into the building before breaking their way in. 42 students were rounded up, their phones were confiscated and they were then made to squat walk out onto the road where they were beaten and forced onto waiting police vans and taken to the Surabaya police station.

Here is a chronology of recent events that culminated in the siege of the dormitory via Yohanes Giyai, from the Aliansi Mahasiswa Papua / Papua Students Alliance…

1. West Papuan civilians in Nduga regency, West Papua were killed, more than 180 died, thousands were displaced, their survival in various regions continues to be threatened, from December 2, 2018 to Saturday, August 17, 2019, for more than 9 months.

2. A series of deaths of Papuan Catholic priests. Father Neles Tebay died on April 14, 2019, followed by 4 other priests. All this happened within 4 months.

3. On August 15, 2019, the peaceful demonstration by Papuan students led by Papua Student Alliance was brutally dispersed by reactionary civilian militias, TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces) and police in Malang. This resulted in dozens of students injured, 2 of them seriously – they were rushed to hospital for treatment and stitches.

4. On August 16, 2019, the West Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya, East Java was surrounded by reactionary civilian militias, TNI and police. The reactionary forces yelled out racist abuse such as “You monkeys, get out here! All Papuans are kicked out of Surabaya!”. As a result, 15 of us were locked inside the dormitory without food or water. Some Indonesian people acting in solidarity brought us dinner at around 01:30AM but were detained and interrogated by the police.

5. On August 17, 2019, the dormitory was still under heavy siege. 25 West Papuan students brought food and drinks for their comrades inside the dormitory. They were surrounded. At around 12 noon, several rounds of tear gas were fired into the dormitory and police stormed inside. 42 students were forced to squat and walk to four waiting police transport vans. They were beaten, their phones were confiscated and they were taken to Surabaya regional police station. They were released at 23:33PM.

The series of events described above did not just happen. All of these are patterns or scenarios within the framework of occupation which continues to be played by the State of Indonesia as the occupiers of the people of West Papua. Seeing the reality of the oppression that continues to be experienced by the people of Papua, FIGHTING becomes a necessity / obligation to be carried out against those who continue to oppress the people in West Papua and in the country of the Indonesian colonizers. History has proven that the reality of oppression will produce an unstoppable wave of resistance, all forms of Indonesian oppression are building a wave of Papuan people’s return and manifesting awareness to continue building a culture of resistance against injustice towards West Papua’s National Liberation.

Yohanes Giyai,
Colonial Land, August 18, 2019.

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Surabaya, Indonesia: West Papuan Student Dorm Attacked by Military, Police & Civil Militias

17.08.19: On August 16th,  TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces), police and civilian militas laid siege to the West Papuan student dormitory in Surabaya, East Java.

At around 03:20PM the siege began with soldiers and police gathering in large numbers outside the dormitory. Flags and banners were ripped down from the fence of the dormitory. The soldiers and police yelled racist abuse at the 15 students inside and rocks were thrown at the dormitory smashing several windows. Members of nationalist civilian militias soon joined the police and soldiers.

The repressive forces gathered outside forced the students to install the Indonesian national flag outside the dormitory. They continued abusing the students calling them “dogs”. “pigs”,”monkeys” and other racist terms.

After vandalizing the dormitory and forcibly installing the Indonesian national flag, the soldiers, police and civilian militia members then closed public access to the dormitory. As these words are written, the siege of the dormitory continues, there are fears that the forces of repression will break into the building soon. Latest reports indicate that the electricity to the building has been turned off and the 15 students inside have had no food since the siege began.

This latest repressive action by Indonesian State and para-State forces comes one day after peaceful demonstrations by West Papuan students were brutally attacked in Malang, Ambon and Ternate. Once again the West Papua student movement and their comrades are calling for solidarity.

International Anarchist Solidarity with the West Papua Student Movement in Indonesia!

(info via Aliansi Mahasiswa Papua / Papua Student Alliance)

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Indonesia: Call for Solidarity from the Aliansi Mahasiwa Papua / Papua Students Alliance

On the 15th of August, 2019, West Papuan students and their supporters demonstrated in several Indonesian cities on the anniversary of the so-called ‘New York Agreement’, a pact that was signed in the USA in 1962 by the Netherlands and Indonesia without any representation or consultation with the West Papuan people. This pact provided the basis for the Indonesian occupation of West Papua, an occupation that continues to this day.

In Ambon in Maluku, 11 West Papuan students were beaten up and arrested after their protest was forcibly dispersed.

In Ternate, also in Maluku, the demonstration by the Papua Students Community (KMP) and the Indonesian Peoples’ Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) was forcibly dispersed shortly after it began. 16 of the comrades were arrested and beaten while being transported to the Ternate police station.

In Malang, in Java, the West Papuan students were attacked by civilian nationalist militia members. They were beaten and attacked with rocks while police looked on. 24 students were injured, 5 of them seriously.

Below are two statements in English, calling for solidarity, from the Aliansi Mahasiwa Papua / Papua Students Alliance. The first statement concerns what happened in Malang, in Java, and the second statement concerns what took place in Ternate, in Maluku…

Call for Solidarity!

USA is the actor behind colonialism in West Papua!

57 years ago the governments of Indonesia, the Netherlands and the USA made a pact about West Papuan territory (known as the New York Agreement) without West Papuans themselves. So, today (August 15, 2019) West Papuan students (the Papuan Student Alliance) and Indonesian students in Malang joined together in protesting against that illegal agreement.

The police attacked the protest, beating the protesters and causing serious injuries.

Aliansi Mahasiwa Papua / Papua Students Alliance

Photos: West Papuan Students who were injured by civilian nationalist militias and police.

New Update from Ternate City, North Maluku!

Comrades of the Front Rakyat Indonesia untuk West Papua / Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Komunitas Mahasiswa Papua / Papua Student Community (KMP) in Ternate  were repressed.

They were beaten to a pulp while being transported in pickup trucks. They are now being held at the Ternate police station.

Their protest (to mark the anniversary of the so-called ‘New York Agreement’ in 1962 that resulted in the Indonesian occupation of West Papua) lasted for about 5 minutes before it was surrounded by police and TNI (Indonesian Armed Forces) – both in plain clothes and uniform. Around 16 people were arrested.

Please show solidarity! Please share! Please advocate!

Ternate, August 15th, 2019

Aliansi Mahasiwa Papua / Papua Students Alliance

Photos: West Papuan students and their supporters in Ternate, Muluku, under arrest and forced to crawl along the road by police prior to being transferred to Ternate police station.

 

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Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne), France: Arson Attack Against an Enedis Car

On the night of August 12-13, an Enedis car was set on fire in Ivry (Maurice Thorez avenue).

We wanted to put a small spanner in the works of the EDF nuclear power empire.
We wanted to send a message to the comrades who are fighting in Bure: we are thinking of you!
Courage to the person who ended up in prison after the reoccupation of Lejuc Forest.

To the idiots who who reported about the fire without noticing where it started: change jobs!

******

Note from Attaque: To write to Kevin, imprisoned for 4 months for failing to comply with his judicial control order, following the reoccupation of Lejuc Forest, here is his address:

Kevin Fluchs
n° d’écrou : 16654
Centre Pénitentiaire de Nancy-Maxeville
300, rue Abbé Haltebourg
54320 – MAXÉVILLE

And precisely, here is an extract from what the idiots in the Parisien (French newspaper) had to say about the Ivry fire (article from Tuesday, August 13, 2019):

Six burnt-out cars, their owners very confused as they left for work, and a very frightened neighbourhood: this is the result of the fire that spread from vehicle to vehicle at 95 Mauice-Thorez avenue on the night of Monday to Tuesday. A fire that occupied firefighters and police officers for most of the nights as well as the tow trucks, who were in charge of evacuating the wrecks on Tuesday morning.
The intervention also caused a major traffic jam on this street that is not far from the centre of Ivry-sur-Seine.
According to a police souce, “a car fuel tank was punctured and then ignited. The fire then spread to other vehicles.” An act of vandalism that required the mobilization of twelve firefighters and two emergency vehicles.

(via Attaque)

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Saint-Pölten, Austria: Molotov Attack Against the HQ of Fascist Political Party FPÖ

On the night of Monday, August 12th in Saint-Pölten, the headquarters of the far-right Lower Austria FPÖ party was attacked with rocks and Molotov cocktails.

Images from the surveillance cameras at the headquarters of the fascist “Freedom Party of Austria” show four hooded people throwing Molotov cocktails at the front of the building, located on Pukersdorfer Straße. The attack took place between 1:40 and 2:07AM. The arsonists managed to force the entrance to the car park open and then threw several large stones and incendiary devices at the building, breaking several windows and blackening the facade. At around 2AM, two attackers returned to the scene to make sure that a Molotov cocktail had finished its journey inside. Nationalist propaganda inside the building was partially destroyed.

Various units of the forensic police are in charge of investigations, in particular the Federal Directorate of Homeland Security but also and above all, the anti-terrorist police unit “LVT”.

The leadership of the far-right party issued a rather unusual “call for witnesses”: it announced that it would offer 5000 euros to any citizen who provided information on the facts and gave clues about the four alleged perpetrators, whom they immediately described as “enemies of democracy” and “anarchists”.

The entire political class, from the SPÖ (Social Democratic Party) to the ÖVP (Centre-Right, Christian Democrats), condemned this “attack against democracy”. The Federal Secretary of the Social Democratic Party of Lower Saxony, Wolfgang Kocevar, described the attack as “atrocious and highly reprehensible”.

(via Sans Attendre Demain)

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Texas, USA: Shots Fired at ICE Offices as US Govt Continues Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

13.08.19: Early Tuesday morning, August 13th, shots were fired into two ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) offices in San Antonio Texas.

No fascist agents were hit in the action but the windows were shattered and one person was allegedly injured.

Exactly one month ago, revolutionary anarchist Willem Van Spronsen attacked an ICE facility to protest the US government’s establishment of concentration camps and their ongoing ethnic cleansing operation.

It is also, notably, two years since the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Recently the US government detained over 600 people in Mississippi as part of its campaign of racial and ethnic intimidation. The government is threatening to continue its raids all over the country.

Willem’s action, apparently, halted the immediate roundups for some time. Resistance will likely continue as the government’s fascist campaign continues.

(via AMW English)

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