Monday, May 25, 2009

Mauricio Morales Presente!

Early in the Morning of May 22nd in Santiago, Chile, Mauricio Morales, a 27 year old anarchist, was killed when an explosive device he was carrying exploded in his backpack. Word has it that shortly after his death police attempted and carried out raids at various squats and social centers in Santiago. Below is a report from comrades of Mauricio:

"During the early morning of May 22, we lost our beloved comrade Mauricio Morales Duarte. According to the bourgeois press, Mauricio was transporting an explosive device in downtown Santiago. The device exploded unexpectedly, and our comrade died in combat.

Long live comrade Mauricio Morales! Mauricio joins the list of fallen combatants under the democratic regime in Chile. He was a dedicated and militant anarchist. We remember Mauricio as a youth combatant like so many before him.

Over the last three years, there have been countless non-lethal and low intensity attacks on capital across Chile. These attacks have often fallen near the anniversaries of various days of combat, and they have occurred without arrests.

Police are currently searching for a second person present at the scene of Mauricio's death. They are also raiding various anarchist squats across Santiago."

More information including translations from the capitalist press

Durante la madrugada del día 22 de mayo y luego que una fuerte explosión sacudiera el barrio Matta, en las cercanías de la "escuela" de gendarmería (policía de prisiones), una serie de hechos se desencadenan como consecuencia de lo sucedido.

Los medios burgueses comienzan a hablar pronto de un muerto, rápidamente se informa que la persona sería un hombre y que circulaba en bicicleta para luego decir que había muerto como consecuencia del artefacto explosivo que portaba. Las fuerzas represivas del Estado se aunan y copan el lugar para periciar el sector. Los jefes de los organos represivos al unísono con La Moneda, deciden ocultar la identidad de, como llamaron, "El Hombre Bomba".

Mas informacíon en español

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

"The urge to destroy is also a destructive urge": More Mayday Madness in the US

Reports keep trickling in and we are beginning to see that this mayday was one of the wildest in years! There is a report back from an action in Asheville, North Carolina of an occupation turned street party turned riot:

"On the night of May first a down town building in Asheville North Carolina was occupied for a dance party in honor of May Day

A banner hung from the roof read "Reclaiming space to reclaim our lives. Occupy everything!" and by the time the police arrived there was about 150-200 people doing just that. As pre-determined nobody fought for the space but instead took the party to the street.

Once the police realized their mistake they seized the sound system but it was too late. Masks were on and the chants began. "Wu-tang Clan ain't nothing to fuck with!", "May Day is our day. Can't forget peoples history!", "Swine-Flu! Swine-Flu!" and A... Anti...Anti-Capitalista!"

The rowdy party snaked through the city dragging things into the street and throwing shit at stuff we hate (banks, development firms and yes, even those fucking bourgeois-ass "local businesses"). Cry about it liberal.

By the time there was enough police to disperse us, we were already gone.
Next step, making every day May Day! "

A pretty amazing communique has also been released from a crew allegedly involved in the Mayday action in san francisco: Read it here
And another one: Here

Saturday, May 02, 2009

"Breaking" News from San Francisco Mayday.

A late night Mayday action seems to have gone off well in San Francisco. Some of the city's "nicest" stores had their windows smashed, according to mainstream media reports more than 7 stores were smashed while paint was allegedly thrown into stores that were still open. De Beers, Guess, Prada, Longchamps, Macys, Mont-Blanc, and other rich people's store's were apparent victims of this anti capitalist smashing spree.

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From a post on Indybay:
"Riot Hits San Francisco On May Day!
On the night May 1, 2009 approximately fifty people gathered and marched on Powel St., San Francisco. Many windows were smashed in the San Francisco downtown area and chants of “anti –Capistalista” and “fuck the state,” were yelled. The activist, staged blockades, in the streets, comprised of trashcans. Additionally, they threw paint and water balloons into downtown San Francisco businesses, damaging the merchandise in the stores. Some of which, were shops that were still open for business. No arrests have yet been reported. "

And word is out that Milwaukee got it popping as well on Mayday:

A post on Milwaukee Indymedia says:
"A group of about 20 to 30 vandals, dressed in black and wearing masks, committed multiple acts of vandalism just after 11 p.m. last night. The group, which some witnesses described as looking like "ninjas," damaged the windows of several businesses and vehicles near the East Side intersection of Farwell and North Avenues, threw construction barricades into the street and set off smoke bombs in the streets.

Milwaukee Police said that the following businesses reported broken windows:

U.S. Bank, 2303 N. Farwell Ave.
Whole Foods, 2305 N. Prospect Ave.
Qdoba, 2228 N. Prospect Ave.
Bruegger's Bagels, 2045 E. North Ave.

Milwaukee Police are looking into whether this activity was related to a protest earlier in the evening by a group of self-titled "anarchists" in the Riverwest area, department spokesperson Anne E. Schwartz said. There is no one in custody at this time."

Happy Mayday!!!!

Friday, May 01, 2009

MAYDAY 2009!!!

Happy Mayday!



Ulm, Germany (Antifa Demo):



Marseille, France:


Report back from Spring Occupations in NYC via "The Thing"