Santiago, Chile: Anarchist compañero Sebastián Oversluij murdered during bank expropriation

From Contra Info:

Let Alfonso Alvial and Hermes González out in the streets! Active solidarity with the compañeros.

Sebastián Oversluij present! No aggression should be left without an answer!

On Wednesday morning, December 11, 2013, 26 year old anarchist Sebastián Oversluij Seguel was gunned down by a security guard when he and other individuals attempted to rob a branch of Chilean state-run bank BancoEstado, located on La Estrella Avenue in the Pudahuel commune of Santiago. The mercenary killer of the State/Capital fired at least 6 bullets into the comrade.

Shortly afterwards, Alfonso Alvial, 27, and Hermes González, 25, were caught by cops on the streets, while other comrades managed to escape.

On Wednesday night several houses were raided, including the home of Sebastián’s parents.

The two apprehended comrades were charged in the case and moved to the High Security Prison (C.A.S.) in Santiago.

Here’s a small tribute to Sebastián, one of the songs without words by the Palabras En Conflicto, an insurrectionary anarchist hip-hop crew to which the fallen comrade also gave voice:

Respect and insurrectionary memory for anarchist Sebastián Oversluij!
Strength, love and solidarity to his comrades and beloved ones!

Let’s avenge our slain comrade!

French Antifascist Murdered by Nazis in Paris

from France24:

A young left-wing activist has died after an attack by skinheads left him brain dead on Wednesday night. Clément Méric fell to the ground after being physically assaulted by a group of skinheads in the 9th district of central Paris.

Several people have been arrested in connection with the incident, which police said was “politically motivated”.

Méric was attending a clothes sale with friends when three “skinhead-type” individuals, including one woman, arrived on the scene.

Witnesses told police that “angry words were exchanged” before the aggressors left “to fetch reinforcements”.

When Méric left the building he was assaulted by the group, including one person wearing brass knuckles, and hit his head on the pavement as he fell. He was declared brain dead in hospital later that night.

“A REAL SENSE OF SHOCK, SADNESS AT SCIENCES PO”
By Katerina VITTOZZI reporting from Paris

Several hundred people gathered near the site of the attack on Thursday where they chanted left-wing slogans and friends made speeches paying tribute to Méric.

The Left Party (Parti de Gauche), a grouping of French far-left parties, issued a statement accusing the Paris-based far-right organisation JNR (Young Revolutionary Nationalists) of carrying out the attack. The JNR has been active in Paris since the late 1980s and has been known for violent attacks in the past.

“The horrors of fascism have brought murder to Paris,” the statement said.

Other left-wing groups, including the Young Socialists and SOS Racisme, called for the JNR to be banned as an organisation if a link between the group and the attack is proved.

Serge Ayoub, the 48-year-old founder and head of the JNR, told reporters on Thursday that any link between the attack and his organisation was “completely false”. He added that the fight was probably started by left-wing activists.

Marine Le Pen, who heads the far-right anti-Europe and anti-immigration National Front (FN) party, said Thursday that her party had “no links at all” with the “appalling” attack.

“The FN is not linked in any way whatsoever to this unacceptable and intolerable act,” she told RTL radio.

French President François Hollande’s office issued a statement condemning the attack, saying police had been given “firm instructions to ensure that the perpetrators of this odious act are arrested as soon as possible”.

Casey Brezik Added to DABC Prisoner Listing

Casey Brezik (US) Accused anarchist assassin from Kansas City area who is charged with slashing the throat of the Dean of Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley in an alleged plot to attack the Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon during a talk at the college. He is currently being held by the state of Missouri on trial for two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. In February 2011, the state declared him to be incapable of standing trial, which means he is forced to stay locked up in a mental institution indefinitely without possibility of bond until the state declares him to be sane.

Casey’s address is not available as he is being held in a mental facility.

Judge Larson Orders Gov’t to Submit Judi Bari Bombing Evidence for Independent Testing

Judge Larson orders gov’t to submit Judi Bari bombing evidence for independent testing, after FBI hoped to destroy it.

On March 21, 2011, Magistrate Judge James Larson issued this order granting a motion for preservation and independent testing of the bomb remnants (including potential DNA evidence, along with fingerprint evidence) in the case of the bombing of Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney.

Last year, the bombing victims’ attorneys received word that the FBI intended to destroy this evidence, even though the FBI never conducted an honest investigation in trying to determine who bombed Judi and Darryl, and never so much as subjected this evidence, including duct tape contained in the nearly intact Cloverdale bomb (which misfired, and which the FBI itself acknowledges was built by the same bomber(s) as the car bomb which ripped through Judi Bari’s Subaru car seat and up into her body on May 24, 1990) to forensic examination.

In 1990, bombers did not know to cover their DNA tracks. There is every reason to believe that these bomb components may contain forensic evidence which will finally answer the question, who bombed Judi Bari. The FBI, apparently, has never sought DNA testing of this evidence, and has never so much as compared the usable fingerprints it lifted. Furthermore, given the history of this case, the victims cannot trust the FBI to do this sincerely on its own. For this reason, their lawyers sought both preservation and independent examination.

Read the rest here, including court doc pdf’s.

And for more on Judi Bari, check out this excellent radio program produced by Prison Radio.

Warsaw: Housing activist found dead

JolaOn March 7 we learned that one of the most active members of the tenants’ movement, Jolanta Brzeska, was found dead in the woods.

She had been set on fire.

Jola was 64 years old. She was one of the founders of the Warsaw Tenants’ Association, a good speaker and committed activist who went to all demonstrations, who blocked evictions and advised other tenants. She herself was involved in a battle with Warsaw’s most notorious slumlord, Marek Mossokowski, and was the last tenant left in a valuable piece of real estate at the time of her death.
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Colombia: OAS condemns murder of Indigenous leader

An Organization of American States commission condemned Monday the shooting death last week of a Colombian indigenous leader and human rights proponent.

Luis Alfredo Socarras Pimienta, a Wayuu indigenous leader, dentist and human rights activist, was killed July 27 in the city of Riohacha. The city is located on Colombia’s northern Caribbean Sea coast.

“The information available indicates that the crime was committed by a hit man who shot him in the doorway of his house and then fled,” The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said in a release Monday.

Socarras Pimienta had led several demonstrations by the Wayuu people to protest in favor of better human rights and living conditions, the U.N. panel said. He also had run twice for the mayor’s office for the municipality of Manaure, somewhat akin to a county commission chairmanship in the United States.

The rights commission urged Colombian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and bring the responsible parties to justice.

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is an autonomous panel created by the OAS. The commission consists of seven independent members who act in a personal capacity, without representing a particular country. They are elected by the OAS General Assembly.

The OAS, with headquarters in Washington, is comprised of 35 independent nations in the Western Hemisphere.

Freedom Flotilla: IDF video of prisoner transfer released

Video of arrested Flotilla participants being escorted off of seized ship:

Video of raid on the Flotilla:

BREAKING: Massacre of international activists by Israeli military

troops storm shipFrom Electronic Intifada:

Early this morning under the cover of darkness Israeli soldiers stormed the lead ship of the six-vessel Freedom Flotilla aid convoy in international waters and killed and injured dozens of civilians aboard. All the ships were violently seized by Israeli forces, but hours after the attack fate of the passengers aboard the other ships remained unknown.

The Mavi Marmara was carrying around 600 activists when Israeli warships flanked it from all sides as soldiers descended from helicopters onto the ship’s deck. Reports from people on board the ship backed up by live video feeds broadcast on Turkish TV show that Israeli forces used live ammunition against the civilian passengers, some of whom resisted the attack with sticks and other items.

The Freedom Flotilla was organized by a coalition of groups that sought to break the Israeli-led siege on the Gaza Strip that began in 2007. Together, the flotilla carried 700 civilian activists from around 50 countries and over 10,000 tons of aid including food, medicines, medical equipment, reconstruction materials and equipment, as well as various other necessities arbitrarily banned by Israel.

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South Africa: Police kill Landless People’s Movement militant

Landless People's MovementThe Landless People’s Movement in Johannesburg continues to face repression. A number of its leaders are now in hiding. Police attack in eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni; one person is dead and another seriously injured.

Saturday, 29 May 2010
Landless People’s Movement Press Statement

On Sunday 23 May residents of the bond houses in Protea South, Soweto, attacked the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) in the shacks in Protea South. They went around disconnecting us from electricity and beating those who had been connected to electricity. They tried to burn down Maureen Mnisi’s shack and two people were shot. One died on the scene.

Today the police attacked the LPM in eTwatwa, Ekurhuleni. At least three people were shot with live ammunition. One person has died and another is currently being operated on in hospital.

The background to the police attack on the LPM in eTwatwa is that on Tuesday 24 May we organised a march on the Councillor for Ward 65, Cllr Baleka. The different extensions each had their own demands but at the last point of the memorandum we all united on one demand which is that the Councillor must immediately step down. We indicated that we expected a response to our demands within seven days.

On Thursday 26 May the Provincial Government sent us a fax saying that they would meet us next Wednesday.

The situation in Extension 18 of eTwetwa is very bad. There is no electricity, no sewerage, no roads, not even water – there is nothing. The Councillor did start a project to build toilets but she said that only 717 of the 1 149 people would benefit as the rest of the people would be evicted to make way for a new road to be built by the provincial government. They want to move these people to transit areas. Obviously we cannot accept this. We have stayed in Extension 18 for many years.
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Russia: Nazis murder person mistaken as Antifa

DymtriOn the 24th of May a group of young people were celebrating their friend’s birthday on the Moscow river embankment in the north-western part of the city. With the party coming to an end, the company started to dissolve while the rest, around 15 people and mostly girls remained to collect the rubbish. At this juncture they were attacked by a group of neo-Nazis (about 40 people) coming from the bridge, shooting their non-lethal guns and screaming “It’s them, get them!” According to the witness neo-Nazis sought to beat each and everyone. One of the girls got her back injured hit by a cobble. When the guys returned to the place most of them managed to get away from, they found their friend Dmitry Kashitsyn lying in blood. He got severely wounded. Dmitry died on the spot even before the police and the ambulance arrived. He was 27.

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