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Gatineau (Qc): Cops evict and arrest Native defenders of archeological site, for a development

Posted in Reportages with tags , , , , , , , on 2014/09/19 by anabraxas

From Citizens


GATINEAU — The “sacred fire” at a 3,000-year-old aboriginal archeological site in Gatineau was stamped out and six people arrested Thursday when Gatineau police moved in to evict protesters who had been camping out in teepees for the past month.

The city obtained an injunction Thursday afternoon to remove the protesters and gave them a 6:45 deadline to clear out.

But they refused.

Roger Fleury, one of the organizers, had gone to court to ask for more time to prepare a defence. When he returned to the site, which the aboriginal protesters say is sacred, with the news that he had failed, he didn’t apologize. Tossing the injunction into the “sacred fire” at the centre of the campsite, he said:

“We’ll go to jail.”

Minutes after the deadline, about 15 police vehicles arrived. Officers « asked » the protesters to leave peacefully, but their pleas fell on deaf ears.

“This is our land, we gave it to you,” cried Audrey Redman, one of the protesters. “Instead you take us to your prison!”

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« Week of Mayhem »: Antisec/Lulzsec deals a severe blow to the US security/police infrastructure

Posted in Actions, Appel, Reportages with tags , , , , , on 2012/01/08 by anabraxas

Antisec exposes Stratfor, a multi-million intelligence corporation (…plus other goodies)

Found on Anews

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Did you enjoy looting and plundering the pocketbooks of the rich and powerful during Lulzxmas? Did you enjoy using and abusing the personal emails and passwords of feds and corporate executives? How about all those « Law Enforcement Sensitive » documents stolen from NY police chief emails? And that epic defacement on New Years Eve? Yes, many lulz were had during this past week, and rest easy fellow pirates, that was only a taste of the chaos to come.

We’re ringing in the new year with another exciting #antisec zine release, and this is a big one. Lots of servers were rooted and rm’d. More than a few clueless sysadmins had their .bash_history and mail spools spilled. A lot of cops got doxed — shit, with all the live passwords being dropped here one could easily own police departments in nearly every U.S. state.

To match this truly epic hacking spree, we also had to go on an epic shopping spree. In an act of loving egalitarian criminality, we used company credit cards to make donations to dozens of charities and revolutionary organizations, including the Bradley Manning Support Organization, the EFF, the ACLU, CARE, American Red Cross, Amnesty International, Greenpeace, some commies, some prisoners, various occupations, and many more unnamed homies. It took weeks of hard work, but it paid off: to the tune of over $500,000 dollars liberated in total. Some examples we publicized were eventually returned: other payments made more discretely were confirmed to have been received and changed to hard cash. Of course, we had to engage in some pranks as well. What’s life without a little laughter at the expense of the 1%? We sent Pop-Tarts to the sysadmins with the hopes they would appreciate the humor. We also transferred to ourselves some form of anonymous currency that can’t be traced or returned. Maybe we even sold or traded some of these cc dumps and password lists with other black hat comrades for botnets and 0days. Fuck em’ if they can’t take a joke!

While we attacked the institutions of capitalism, it would only make sense to attack those who enforce it, the inherently oppressive protectors of property and purveyors of social control; the pigs, the fuzz… the police. Do you remember a month ago when the mayors of over eighteen major cities in the U.S. collaborated with the swine to launch a coordinated attack on Occupation sites? The indiscriminate, and unprovoked, arrest and brutalization of thousands of protesters? We the 99% face an endless cycle of evictions and layoffs, while the powerful elite laugh all the way to the bank, comforted by their lucrative federal contracts and billion dollar bailouts. All our lives we have been robbed blind, and now it’s time to start pointing our guns in the right direction.

In retaliation for this unprovoked, premeditated police-state brutality, we executed our own raid against New York and California police targets. And no, we will not be using pepper spray or tasers: we’ll leave that for the boys in blue. Did you think we forgot? Did you think we would let you kick us out of our parks, teargas us, send veterans to the hospital, and conspire with other police forces to repress our uprising? We do not forgive, we do not forget: our vengeance will swallow you whole, and we will shit you out in to a place more hellish than the prisons you fill.

On New Years Eve, while revolutionary comrades brought the noise to the front of jails across the world in support of the incarcerated, we were opening fire on the websites and emails of the 1%, publishing stolen information from police departments in both California and New York. From coast to coast we lulzed as we hit the top police chiefs: skimming their private email and Facebook accounts, blissfully abusing their internal law enforcement portals, and making off quick with their private documents which we then published on tor hidden services and BitTorrent. Finally, we defaced their websites and rm’d their servers, live on IRC and Twitter for the whole world to see.

While we attacked police targets, we also decided to go after their supply chain. We bring you the full story of how we gutted the military and law enforcement equipment supply store, Truth be told, we had been keeping quiet about this particular target for a time while we lived large off its pillaged goods. However, just prior to this release, a former member leaked the cleartext password lists, and some media picked up on it. Now that the jig is up, the full story of this owning can be told. To top this target off, we threw in some credit cards and home address info to thousands of their mostly military and police customer base. Hope they don’t mind. Just kidding.

We’re calling upon all allied battle ships, all armies of darkness, to rise up and use and abuse all the personal information of these tyrannical agents and supporters of the 1%. You wanted lulz? With the sheer amount of passwords, credit cards, and mail spools we plastered all over the internet, you can guarantee that the richest and most powerful people will continue to get owned hard well into 2012.


Soundtrack to the Rev Track #1 – Dead Prez – Hell Yeah

« I know a way we can get paid, you can get down but you can’t be afraid
let’s go to the DMV and get a ID, the name says you but the face is me
now it’s yo’ turn take my paperwork, like 1,2,3 let’s make it work
fill out the credit card application, it’s gonna be bout three weeks of waitin
for American Express, Discover card, Platinum Visa Mastercard,
when we was boostin’ shit we was targets, now we walk right up & say charge it
to the game we rockin’ brand names, well known at department store chains
even got the boys in the crew a few thangs, Po Po never know who true blame
store after store ya’ know we kept rollin’ wait 2 weeks report the card stolen
repeat the cycle like a laundrymat, like a glitch in the system hard to catch
comin’ out the mall, with the shopping bags, we take ’em right back & get the
cash yeah, get a friend and do it again, damn right that’s how we pay the rent

In this release, we will detail the lulzy and agonizing death of, a premiere « global intelligence » company out of Austin, Texas. Long story short, they got owned hard. Really hard. The sheer amount of destruction we wreaked on Statfor’s servers is the digital equivalent of a nuclear bomb: leveling their systems in such a way that they will never be able to recover. We rooted box after box on their intranet: dumping their mysql databases, stealing their private ssh keys, and copying hundreds of employee mail spools. For weeks we used and abused their customer credit card information (which was all stored in cleartext in their mysql databases), eventually dumping all 75,000 credit cards and 860,000 md5-hashed passwords of their « private client list ». And if dumping everything on their employees and clients wasn’t enough to guarantee their bankruptcy, we laid waste to their webserver, their mail server, their development server, their clearspace and srm intranet portal and backup archives in such a way that ensures they won’t be coming back online anytime soon.

« But why Stratfor?! » came the cries from many butthurt customers, right wingers, confused pacifists, and many others who have never even heard of Stratfor until we blasted their asses off the internet. Now those who are already familiar with Antisec know we have always had a burning hatred for the security and intelligence industries (especially private companies with lucrative federal contracts). After all, these white hat « professionals » work for the corrupt governments and multi-national corporations to develop and protect technology that allow the oligarchical elite to better monitor and repress the general public while plotting for global financial and military dominance. They protect their assets and systems, while providing « accurate » and « non-ideological » intelligence and risk forecasts which the rich depend on to maintain global market stability. Bet they didn’t see this coming. Should have expected us. We found out that just like the cracks in the armor of global capitalism, their professional looking website was vulnerable as hell. Despite all their expensive degrees, meaningless certificates, and padded resumes of the elite, they remain woefully clueless in all matters related to security.


Besides the internal email correspondence between Stratfor and their « private clients » (which are sure to be quite revealing and embarrassing), what we were really after was the names, addresses, passwords, and credit cards to their customers. Who really pays $39.95 a month for daily right-wing political spam and access to a shitty drupal site? The DHS, FBI, Army, Navy, Bank of America, Raytheon, BAE, Lockheed Martin, Merrill Lynch, BP, Chevron, Monsanto, KBR, Booz Allen Hamilton, Microsoft, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank are just a few on this list made up of the mightiest corporations and government institutions that exist. We shook the rotten tree of Stratfor and some ugly ass ducklings tumbled out: notorious war criminals Henry Kissinger, Paul Wolfowitz, ex-Vice President Dan Quayle, former CIA director Jim Woolsey, and many, many more. Australian billionaires Malcolm Turnbull and David Smorgon? They’re on it. So is Nick Selby from « Police Led Intelligence » who advises pigs on how to secure their systems. Fuck, even notorious white hat right-wing snitch Thomas Ryan from « Provide Security » is up in this shit. And we’re really asked why we hit Stratfor!? About the only person we felt bad about doxing was Harry Shearer. Besides the massive headaches these rich scumbags will have to go through to try to recover all their ill-gotten cash, the password information in these databases will ensure many future ownings of the 1%. So we decided to dump it all – not only because we wanted to share the lulz with everybody, but because we wanted to bring absolute mayhem upon the exploitative capitalist system in which Stratfor and it’s clients perpetuate. Suckaa!!!

The question is, will Stratfor ever recover? If they manage to clean up the remains of their charred servers, analyze the source of the breach and attempt to put up new websites with the hopes we won’t be back for more, will they ever survive as a corporation? Who will trust them ever again? How are their customers going to feel when they realize how hard they’ve been owned? Will anyone ever take their analysis and risk predictions seriously again? We’re excited to hear all the embarrassment and controversy that will ensue in the fallout of this epic death of a corporation, but we’ll let the researchers and journalists handle all that.

We don’t normally give out security advice, but here’s some for free: next time, consider running a free service…

Wired article on the exploit

Read more in their text file here

Sur la bataille pour la reprise de la Place Oscar Grant, Oakland (USA)

Posted in Actions, Appel, Reportages with tags , , , , , , , , on 2011/10/29 by anabraxas

Publié sur Bay of Rage

Images et article sur le blocage du port d’Oakland, et des autres perturbations du 2 Novembre – Grève générale d’Oakland

Ce mardi 24 Octobre, la deuxième semaine d’Occupy Oakland eut passé, et le charisme de la marche de Samedi dernier s’estompa alors qu’un raid policier était imminent. Au-delà de la spéculation répandue que la ville et la police planifiaient la destruction de la Place Oscar Grant, il y avait quelques indices laissant croire que ce lundi serait leur moment choisi. Il y a que la ville avait issu des lettres à des commerces sélects autour de la place sous-entendant de l’activité policière au cours de la journée à venir. En plus, la ville semble avoir forcé les pompiers à saisir les réservoirs à propane (nous empêchant donc de cuisiner sur place).

Avant les balles de plastique et les grenades chimiques, la centaine d’arrestations et les nuages de foule enragée paralysant le centre-vile d’Oakland, on se barricadait dans la joie et l’impatience. Ce fut la nuit des vidanges. Les rues déjà désolées entourant la Place Oscar Grant furent rapidement nettoyées de quelconque débris pouvant agir pour repousser la police. Près d’une centaine de barricades,sous verrou près de l’Hôtel de Ville, furent libérées et placées stratégiquement autour du camp. Des infos arrivèrent lentement : plusieurs unités de police, de plusieurs agences jusqu’à Vacaville, se mobilisaient en direction de la Place en moto ou par le BART (métro). Des querelles éclatèrent à l’occupation – certaines appelant à une stratégie unifiée de déjense alors que d’autres continuèrent de barricader, faire des graffitis et faire des projectiles avec le pavé. Éventuellement, autour de 4h du matin, les sirènes entendues au loin se révélèrent celles de plusieurs dizaines d’unités de police en formation, donnant des ordres de dispersion avant d’attaquer notre camp.

Il y avait de l’espoir mais peu de certitudes que les gens de la place et leurs barricaes purent repousser la police, ou seulement défendre le camp. Quand les phares des hélicos de police balayèrent la place, les gens déjà nerveux furent pris de panique. Il ne fallut qu’un momemt pour réaliser que rester sur la place était désespéré. Ceux qui prirent position pour rester cloués à terre furent la cible de projectiles, matraques et arrestations. Ce fut une scène de panique, d’oppression et de défaite. Pour l’instant, la lutte pour la place était perdue et la plupart des occupants se dispersèrent.

Loin des barrages de police, plusieurs cherchèrent à se rassembler, d’autres arrivèrent en répondant aux SMS d’urgence et appels téléphoniques – ils se retrouvèrent tous-tes coin 14ième et Franklin, à une rue à l’est de la place. Pour la police c’était clair que cette foule grandissante ne serait pas réduite à l’état de spectateurs impuissants. Laissant le trottoir pour prendre la rue dans le trafic matinal, la foule remplit l’intersection de slogans haineux à l’égard de la police. L’impatience et la soif de vengeance étaient ahurissantes. Ç’eut grandit à presque 200 personnes lorsque qu’une unité de police à moto intervint pour intimider et disperser la foule. Changeant leurs habits et retournant des bacs de vidange, le group fit cap dans la direction opposée. Cris d’excitation, insultes et un orchestre de vacarme et de chocs envahirent les rues. La police s’était préparé à une attaque sur la place, mais pas à ses conséquences. De 5 à 6 heures du matin les rue à l’est de la place résonnèrent avec familiarité pour certains et comme une émotions inattendue pour d’autres.

Une décision offensive pas la ville et ses alliés a donné l’opportunité à ceux exposés à son autorité de plus en plus insensée. Mardi matin, la ville se mit à activement décourager les gens à travailler dans le centre-ville. Malgré cette recommandation officielle, on pouvait entrevoir les gardes de sécurité, voirie et autre employés de service se déclarer absents au travail de leur propre initiative. Quelqu’un initia une campagne pour destituer la maire Jean Quan. Des Tweets et SMS explosèrent avec l’annonce de se rassembler à la Bibliothèque d’Oakland à 16h. Le Conseil des travailleurs du Comté d’Alameda dénoncèrent comme d’autres syndicats les actions de la police et de la ville.

Ce qui suivrait serait soit un spectacle ou une véritable rébellion. Oakland, une fois de plus, s’ouvrit aux libertés trouvées dans le champ des possibles…

Bibliothèque. Émeute. La suite
Mardi, de 16h à minuit
12 heures plus tard, le plan de contingentement approuvé par l’assemblée générale en cas d’un raid est mis en place. À 16h, près de 1000 personnes s’assemblent à la bibliothèque centrale d’Oakland pour entendre des discours inspirants et des condamnations envers la police. Nul ne pouvait ignorer le sentiment général d’animosité envers ceux responsables de l’expulsion de la veille. Quelque chose de spectaculaire était pour arriver ce soir.

Après les élocutions, les gens ont marché à la prison du centre-ville en support aux arrêtés-es la nuit précédente. Le long de la route, la marche a croisé deux lignes de police séprées, mais à le troisième, alors que la marche était rendue à une rue de la prison, la police a tenté de la repousser. Les policiers ont saisi deux personnes du devant de la marche et les a jetées au sol. Voyant la scène, la foule a immédiatement entouré les flics, hurlant contre eux, essayant de saisir leurs camarades et de les libérer. Les manifestants ont poussé et ont projeté de la peinture. Pendant que la tension continuait à monter, la police a vu qu’elle livrait une bataille perdue d’avance, or ils ont amené les renforts avec du gaz irritant et des flashbangs pour disperser la foule. Au milieu du chaos, ceux arrêtés ont été menottés par les porcs et chargés dans un fourgon. Un des arrêtés a été abusé, et en en prison fut appelé par des insultes racistes et physiquement harcelé. Et après cela, comment est-ce possible de ne pas détester la police ?

À travers toutes les arrestations des résistants Occupy Oakland, nous démontrons la solidarité avec les otages de l’État dans une multitude de manières, émotionellement et physiquement. La marche a regroupé et a procédé en longeant la prison en faisant le bruit pour rendre ceux à l’intérieur -chacun d’entre eux- conscients du fait que la marche était pour eux, dans la pleine solidarité. Un camarade arrêté la nuit précédente a dit, une fois libéré de prison, que c’était une des choses les plus belles et les plus puissantes qu’il ait jamais vu. D’entendre et de voir 1000 personnes faire du bruit en dehors, montrant leur solidarité avec ceux sur l’intérieur. Solidarity means « attack »!
La marche est revenue à la Place Oscar Grant, où le groupe a tenté de reprendre la place. Après 20 minutes de confrontration avec la police, coin 14ième et Broadway, des coups de gaz irritants et des flashbangs ont été employés de nouveau (on a compté environ sept cas de recours à ces moyens par la police afin d’essayer de disperser la foule. La foule n’a pas pour autant détérioré , ni cette fois ni à tout autre moment).
C’était seulement le début…
Ce premier gazage majeur fut également l’incident où un vétéran a été frappé à la tête avec un capsule métallique de gaz irritant et l’a soit assommé ou mis en état de choc nerveux; il reposait au sol face à la police avec ses yeux grand ouverts, figé et ne répondant pas à quoique ce soit. Les gens ont immédiatement couru à lui pour le mettre à l’écart, alors que la police a jeté un autre flashbang directement sur lui et ceux qui sont allé à son aide (et où était la très sainte Croix Rouge?). Ça vaut la peine de le répéter : la police a jeté une grenade flash directement sur quelqu’un qui reposait immobile au sol, dispersant la foule qui essayait de le prendre hors de danger. Le manifestant blessé a été par la suite emmené à l’hôpital avec une fracture du crâne et est actuellement un état critique, sur le point de subir une chirurgie. Beaucoup d’autres ont été blessés. Pas tous ont rapporté leurs blessures pour des raisons évidentes.
À ce point, la marche avait doublé à plus de 2000 personnes. Le groupe a marché sur Snow Park pour s’y regrouper, mais peu de temps passa avant que la foule retourne sur la place Oscar Grant. Dans ce qui devint une norme de la nuit, la marche a confronté la zone maintenant militarisée faisant face à une pluie  de flashbangs et de gaz CS faisant tomber des gens et causant des vomissements. Mais ç’a pas arrêté personne; ça a au contraire seulement galvanisé la foule encore plus et a incité beaucoup à lsortir de chez eux pour se diriger le centre ville et joindre la résistance.

La marche commença à 17h et dura jusqu’à tard dans la nuit avec plus de 6 heures de marches en serpent des confrontations presque constantes avec la police partout dans le centre ville.
Vers la fin de la nuit, les gens ont commencé à craindre d’être coincés par la police, alors certainsse sont chargé d’installer des barricades autour des intersections environnantes. Cela donnerait le temps aux personnes de réair avant d’être pris, la latitude suffisante pour soit contre-attaquer ou battre en retraite. Les barricades comprenaient les propres barricades de la ville qui avaient été installées dans tout le secteur, les bacs à déchets (certains de ces derniers ont été enflammés pour contrer les effets prolongés des gaz CS présents dans tout le centre ville et pour causer plus de problème pour la police si elles osaient intimider ou assaillir la foule).
Alors que la nuit continuait, le groupe s’est lentement dispercé de lui-même, confiant que ce combat n’était pas près d’être terminé.

Reprise de la Place Oscar Grant

Mercredi, de 18h à minuit
La nuit précédente, il était évident pour tous que les gens allaient reprendre la Place Oscar Grant. À cette heure, la police était nulle part autour de la place. La seule chose restant de l’expulsion, une barrière en métal érigée autour du lieu de l’occupation. Mais ça ne dura qu’un bref moment. Avant que l’Assemblée générale ait même démarré, les gens ont spontanément commencé à démolir la barrière. Au début, une certaine « police de la paix », tentant de les forcer à arrêter en vomissant quelque chose au sujet de la non-violence; ce qui fut naturellement vain alors que la clôture était promptement démolie.
L’assemblée générale qui se déroula au cours de cette nuit fut la plus grande à ce jour pour #OccupyOakland, avec plus de 2000 participants-es. Vu la largeur de l’AG, tout a pris plus de temps, mais il y a eu une proposition qui a eu la valeur de toutes les autres. Après des annonces que plusieurs occupations à travers les États-Unis participaient à des marches de solidarité, et que les gens au Caire étaient pour marcher sur la placeTahrir ce vendredi en disant que « le Caire et Oakland sont comme les doigts d’une main » la proposition de déclarer une grève ce Mercredi 2 novembre a été passée avec une majorité écrasante (97%).

À la suite de l’AG, des gens ont annoncé que OccupySF était à son tour menacé d’expulsion. Un appel a été fait pour que des personnes se rendent à San Francisco et concrétisent leur solidarité. Mais ça ne put se produire, car avant que les gens se rendent seulement au BART, la station fut fermée. Frustrés, le petit groupe de support a pris les rues d’Oakland, où le reste de l’AG, encore dans les environs, s’est joint. La marche a immédiatement pris la direction de la prison pour montrer de la solidarité avec ceux encore à l’intérieur. Tout le monde pouvait apercevoir les mains des incarcérés et les lumières clignotantes de leurs cellules, signalant qu’ils recevaient notre message.

Durant les heures qui suivirent, le groupe marcha parmi le centre-ville d’Oakland avec aucune interférence policière. Il y avait des rumeurs que la police se positionnait pas loin, mais ils ne se sont jamais fait plus visibles que par quelques voitures à l’avant ou l’arrière. Probable qu’à lumière de la nuit dernière, ils ont réalisé comment ils ont raté leur coup. Cette nuit-ci, c’est nous qui avons pris le contrôle de la rue. Ça c’est finalement terminé à la Place Oscar Grant, avec plein de gens célébrant et s’assoyant en plein milieu du coin de la 14ième et Broadway (la principale intersection du centre-ville), avec aucune tentative de dispersion de la part des flics.

À seulement une semaine de la grève générale sur laquelle nous nous sommes entendus, il y a beaucoup de travail à faire et beaucoup de contacts à établir ou renforcir. Des gens ont commencé à rebâtir le camp sur la place occupée, alors que d’autres profitent du moment pour se reposer, et se regrouper pour ce qui reste à venir…

Soyez prêts, Oakland, ça va brasser….

Traduit par Anabraxas

UPDATE: Oakland, all downtown banks shut down in face of protests!

(Sur les occupations en cours à travers l’Europe:)

Occupy Oakland: « It definitely went down »

Posted in Actions, Média, Réflexions, Reportages with tags , , , , , , on 2011/10/28 by anabraxas

On Tuesday July 19th, hundreds of people took to the streets of San Francisco in order to demonstrate their rage against the recent murders of Charles Hill and Kenneth Harding in the city by BART police and SFPD respectively. We marched behind a banner reading “they can’t shoot us all; fuck the police” as an expression of our intention that police murder will be met with resistance and retaliation every time they rear their ugly heads in our city.

Notes Concerning Recent Actions against the Police

The march began at Dolores Park where nearly 200 of us departed and began moving towards the Castro. The route followed MUNI rail lines, obstructing the functioning of the rail system as it proceeded. Upon reaching the Castro MUNI station, all hell broke loose. While approaching the intersection (home to the underground MUNI station as well as the crossing of several MUNI rail lines) a significant portion of the march had donned masks and hoods. What had now become a mob moved effortlessly past the bewildered cops and descended into the station. Down below on the mezzanine level, trash was set alight and thrown down onto the tracks below, followed by advertisements and signs. The ticket machines, the fare checkpoints and the agent booth were all smashed with hammers and flags – totally ruined. Smokebombs and fireworks were thrown throughout the station, adding to the chaos as the group resurfaced. The march then moved back through the Castro, hurling bricks over the heads of riot police and through the windows of Bank of America before heading into the Mission.

Those at the front of the march, made the spontaneous decision to continue onwards to the Mission police station on Valencia street. As the march approached, the pigs moved into formation to protect their sty. This didn’t stop us from throwing flares, a paint bomb, and a hammer at the façade of the building and at its defenders. The crowd, now swelled to almost 300, stayed in front of the police station for a while, screaming in the faces of the scum that patrols our streets and kills and imprisons the people we love. After making it abundantly clear that we wanted them the fuck out of our neighborhood, we continued through the Mission . At this point, the march dwindled slightly but continued down Mission St. Things escalated again when CBS news began harassing the crowd. People grabbed the big ass camera and smashed it on the ground. Police moved to make an arrest, but were repelled by the stick-wielding crowd.

After leaving the Mission, the crowd took Market St. and began moving through downtown toward Civic Center Station (the site of Charles Hill’s murder) and then onto Powell Station. At this point the number swelled again to more than they had been at any point, as countless onlookers joined the anti-cop demonstration. The crowd was big enough to block both sides of Market (a rare occurrence). The police began issuing dispersal orders from their sound truck tailing the march. Not giving a fuck, however, hundreds of us drowned out their orders screaming “SHUT THE FUCK UP” over and over. As the march turned up Powell (where we had intended to disperse) riot cops were able to surround and kettle about 30 people. As they filled in to enforce their kettle, hundreds of people pushed against them, hurling projectiles and screaming at them to let them go (and die). Skirmishes broke out as a handful of friends were unarrested and several more attempts were made to free those trapped inside police lines.

When it became clear that it would be impossible to free the 30 or so friends caught by the police, the strategy shifted to outright fighting. As the police began moving the vans containing the arrested, our crews and others did everything we could to stop them. The vans were chased and blockades attempted. The police and their vehicles were pelted with rocks, bottles, D-batteries and whatever else could be thrown against them. All-out brawls broke out leading to police injuries and a handful of arrests. Several police motorcycles were knocked over and stomped on. The night ended with a tense standoff against police. At this point, hundreds of people from the surrounding area had flooded the scene, screaming at the police or just looking on in awe. More shit got thrown at them and eventually people left, as we had word that several of the arrested were already being released.

It is the humble opinion of these participants that this last round of events was marked by some of the most wild physical fights with police at a demo in a long time. By the end of the night, all but one of the arrested had been released with misdemeanors (for disobeying orders and/or battery). One person remains in jail, being charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felony Vandalism. (Updates soon)


Yesterday’s attacks come in the context of a growing campaign of diffuse attacks against the MUNI system in retaliation for the murder of Kenneth Harding. On Saturday, within moments of his murder, people on scene began attacking the police with bottles and trying to disrupt the T-train. In the subsequent days various crews of people in and around Bayview have spontaneously and diffusely taken up a campaign against the MUNI system: blocking tracks, breaking the windows on trains and busses, attacking agents, fighting with the police. Most of this resistance, of course, has gone unreported by the scum media. At a press-conference held in Bayview on Monday, many family-members of police victims and other angry people gathered to denounce the most recent murders, share stories about how much they fucking hate the pigs, and articulate a strategy of resistance.

The message at the conference and in people’s actions is clear: “We want pigs off the MUNI system and we want the system to be free, or there will not be a system at all.” People vowed to continue their attacks and blockades against the trains and buses operated by MUNI until they are fare-free and cop-free. As austerity takes its toll on poor people in the Bay Area, it is becoming increasingly clear that the only solution is attack, and that these attacks are the clearest way to demonstrate our solidarity.

It is in following the lead of those struggling for freedom in Bayview that we decided to trash the MUNI station in the Castro. This is only one contribution in what is mounting up to be a wave of chaos against a system that values a 2$ fare over our lives.


Last week, over 100 of us disrupted the BART system by blockading trains and vandalizing stations. This activity resulted in 3 hours of solid obstruction and delays through the BART system caused by several station closures. This was called for in response to the killing of Charles Hill on the Civic Center platform by BART police. Once again, we disrupted the transit system in an act of vengeance against the slaughter at the hands of the armed enforcers of fares. Last night, in addition to putting the Castro MUNI station out of commission, we blocked tracks, buses, and trains. Police went on to close at least three BART stations for fear of the destruction at the Castro station being brought on other stations throughout the system. Through our actions and the response of the police, we brought the transit system in the heart of the financial capitol of the West Coast to a grinding halt for the second time in as many weeks.

It should be noted that obstructing these systems and destroying their apparatuses takes very little effort. System disruption is a valuable tool, and should be considered for use as a response every time the pigs murder someone in our towns. The economic damage and the disruption to networks of control caused by these actions is deeper and wider than a brick through a window (however lovely the act may be).


Fearing full on rebellion, SFPD and their servants in the media have gone into full spin mode. Each day they make new justifications for their killings. They say Charles Hill had a knife. They say Kenneth Harding shot at them. They talk about Harding’s previous convictions and allude to his connection to the murder of a pregnant woman in Washington State. In each of these cases, it is important for the enemies of the police to not be tricked by these diversions.

The issue has never been the character of Kenneth Harding or what type of weapons the victims of police violence may or may not have been carrying. The issue is that the armed enforcers of Capital and the State have enforced a death sentence on the poor in this city; made themselves the judge, jury and executioner of anyone who cannot afford a fare, is homeless, or breaks their meaningless laws in order to survive. We don’t care if Kenneth Harding had a gun. In fact, we wish he had shot the men who went on to shoot him ten times in the back and throat. Any justification for his murder misses the point that the situation should never have happened in the first place. We shouldn’t have to pay for their trains and the cops shouldn’t exist to enforce fares (or anything at all). To blame Kenneth Harding or Charles Hill or any victim of police violence for the atrocities enacted upon them by the police is to side with the State, always. Kenneth Harding is dead for one reason: because officers shot him ten times in the back and throat and watched as he bled to death on the street.

It is also worth noting that the mythology of black male violence against women is consistently used by the police and other armed white people as a pretense for racist murder, whether at the hands of a lynch mob or by the bullets of a cop’s gun. To counter this narrative, and the entirely false idea that police exist to protect women, a feminist contingent within the march prepared a statement and distributed it, denouncing the police.


When the police kill in our cities, we need to respond immediately and to continue and escalate that resistance. This has been the case so far in the response to the recent murders in San Francisco. People throughout the city – victims, family members, angry kids, anarchists, communists, hooligans – didn’t wait for the Left or any Non-Profit groups to begin. We acted without hesitation and constraint, in doing so setting the narrative of the struggle against the police. It is important that we not fall into the traps set out by the State. The struggle cannot be limited to one neighborhood or one “Legitimate” series of concerns or any one part of the population. We need to fight against SFPD throughout the city, against BART Police throughout the Bay, and against policing on a global scale. This weeks events have already demonstrated that angry people are willing to act against the police and the system they enforce in their neighborhoods, and to join the struggles of others and act in solidarity through attack. The struggle that began with the Oscar Grant rebellion is just beginning to emerge from hibernation. People here are just beginning – collectively and diffusely – to resist police terror in our streets. This is just a taste.

In sadness and in rage.

JULY 20, 2011

Ongoing Navajo struggle for the land: sometimes it takes only one’s act of resistance to halt development

Posted in Actions, Appel, Reportages with tags , , , , , , , on 2011/08/15 by anabraxas

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News
Traduction de l’article (Fr):

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Navajo Klee Benally chained himself to heavy equipment on Snowbowl Road on Saturday, as an excavator continued destroying sacred San Francisco Peaks during a morning prayer gathering of Native Americans and supporters.

The destruction is part of the development of Arizona Snowbowl ski resort, which is digging into the earth and clearcutting for a pipeline to carry sewage water for snowmaking on the sacred mountains.

While Klee Benally was chained to an excavator, he said, « Here we draw the line, here we say no more! »

« You are criminals. You allow the desecration of our sacred. You threaten our cultural survival.

« What part of sacred don’t you understand, » Benally said. His words were repeated by supporters gathered at the site as police arrived and a forest service officer emerged from the woods who had been videotaping them.

Benally, chained to the excavator, said, « This is not a game. This is not for show. This is not for media. This is to stop this desecration from happening. »

« What is at stake is our prayers, our ways of life, our cultural survival, this is why this has to stop. This is why we say, ‘No desecration for recreation, protect the peaks!' »

Those words were resounded by other Native Americans gathered to halt the destruction.

Flagstaff author Mary Sojourner and Protect the Peaks police liaison Rudy Preston were arrested at the scene. Preston was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of trespassing.

Sojourner was charged late Saturday at the Coconino County Jail. Preston and Sojourner were bailed out of jail late Saturday. Benally was cited for disorderly conduct and released.

Klee Benally is internationally know as the lead singer of the Navajo family band Blackfire and longtime organizer of efforts to save San Francisco Peaks from destruction.

Mary Sojourner is the author of two novels, Sisters of the Dream and Going Through Ghosts; the short story collection, Delicate; essay collection, Bonelight: ruin and grace in the New Southwest; memoirs, Solace: rituals of loss and desire and She Bets Her Life.

In Flagstaff, Russell Crawford said the Protect the Peaks movement resonates around the world.

« There are lots of folks in Flagstaff right now supporting the efforts to stop destruction and desecration on the Holy San Francisco Peaks. Some are camping in the woods, bearing witness to the pipeline excavation, and some are in town providing legal and other forms of support. Additionally, there are thousands of people from around the world who are also acting in solidarity with those in Flagstaff. Last but not least, there are also all those who are struggling to protect sacred sites and the environment, who are directly connected to those in northern Arizona. From Australia to the Arctic, Appalachia to the fields of Ireland, liberated Zapatista territories to occupied O’odham lands, Big Mountain to Yucca Mountain, and beyond, » Crawford said.

Before today’s action, 17 people were arrested in the past eight days, as Navajo, Hualapai, Hopi, O’odham and other Native Americans have been protesting the destruction of the sacred mountains.

Tourists are being asked to boycott the Arizona Snowbowl, which is owned by Eric Borowsky of Scottsdale.

During a week of action, Protect the Peaks protested outside the US Forest Service, Flagstaff City Hall and High Desert Investment Company. High Desert Investment Company, responsible for the clearcutting San Francisco Peaks, is owned by G Allen Ribelin, who also owns High Investment Logging in Flagstaff.

The Arizona Snowbowl plans to make snow for tourists on the sacred mountain using recycled waste water. Thirteen Native American Indian Nations hold the mountains sacred. Medicine men gather healing plants and conduct ceremonies on the mountains.

Already, there is clearcutting of the old growth forests for the pipeline and tourist developments.

Native American youths have been willing to be arrested to halt the destruction.

For updates:

Indigenous Action

TrueSnow blog

To take action/Pour passer à l’action

And here’s some riot porn…

Posted in Actions, Réflexions, Reportages with tags , , , , , , , on 2011/08/09 by anabraxas

At the heat of the moment, I wanted to share over a dozen bone-chilling  XXX hardcore riot porn videos with you, faithful readers -all thanks to a demented anthropologist from Paris/St-Denis- since I can no longer hide my twisted addiction to violence, in this desert world of horrid peace and revolting interpersonal void…

Gigantic fires, flash riots attacking violent cops, pillage, threat of all-out martial law and military intervention… all this in the city that was previously known to be the CCTV Fortress of Police State capitalism, London. All the pieces are falling in the right place on the board, but since we’re all pawns in the game, who can predict the outcome?

Comprehensive article from the liberal press on the events.

But please remember, that the spectacle stays a spectacle unless you become one of its actors, as you could notice in last week’s popular article Riot in Hollywood.

From Occupiedlondon, 3 days into the riots:

Eyes Wide Open in London

Smiling faces, some beneath scarves and balaclavas. This is Hackney, London. Or this was Hackney last night. It is somewhere else tonight and somewhere else again in just a couple of hours. The smiles are because the streets have been taken and nobody is afraid of the police anymore.

Some people say the burning of a police car is not political, that the looting of a shop is egotistical and thuggish, that the smashing of windows is irresponsible. For those who say this is not political they have been living in this city with their eyes shut, not seeing the massive and increasing inequality and social and economic repression. Policy. Housing policy. Urban policy. Welfare policy. Financial policy. With what results – not only are people living in shit housing, with shit jobs, getting shit from police on a daily basis – most can only look forward to more shit as the cut backs and financial crisis hit the bottom hardest.

There are also those who say it is not political because the targets are all wrong – local shops and some housing are unfortunately also amongst the victims. They also say it is not political because the looting is for the black market rather than food and necessities, or because people are stealing bikes and cameras off of spectators but this is not a neatly organised riot as some would have it. This is a reaction, a revolt, a bursting of a bubble of angst, repression, lack of options and possibility and pure boredom and depression. And once that bubble is burst everything is a potential target for revenge for a police murder, but also entertainment, gaining possessions and regaining power over ones existence for a moment, and over the whole city for some days.

Like all street action, each person involved will have their own expression meaning there are constantly ongoing political discussions and arguments between people on the streets on the causes and the actions to be taken. To say these people are not political, to say the people involved are all thugs and not political is a lie. How can the discussion and action on ongoing harassment and police murder not be political? How can discussion about how to react to the problems in the community, the government cuts to education and youth activities, the lack of employment, the lack of even the smallest level of self-determination not be political? How can this many young people all of a sudden be understood only as common thugs and criminals?

In a comment in one newspaper, a newcomer to Hackney complained that while he used to feel safe in the neighborhood, knowing that all the social issues and shootings were internal to the gangs, he was now terrified to leave his house. This is telling of how segregated even the most diverse neighbourhoods are and how problems in communities can be so easily ignored as long as the victims are young and black. In these days the victims are not the young and black.

Apart from fear, how are the rest of the people reacting? Some are furious, furious about the destruction of neighborhoods that have it hard enough, some are organised and defend their neighborhood like the Turkish community in Stoke Newington as the chased a group of rioters away from the area, and some are organising vigils and discussions on the streets to find a different reaction to the killing of Mark Duggan.

Day three, and sirens are still continuously blaring through the streets. All workers in central London were warned by the police to leave work early and go home to avoid the expected evening riots. A COBRA meeting has been held (cabinet office briefing room A) after the Prime Minister was convinced he had to cut his Tuscany holiday short and fly back to London. Rubber bullets have been mentioned, and more police seems to be the only remedy they want to stuff down our throats for a social disease that only became deadly when the police killed a man.

Occupied London collective 09.08.2011

Riot in Hollywood: the spectacle turned up against itself?

Posted in Actions, Reportages with tags , , , , , , , on 2011/07/28 by anabraxas

From their media:


What started as a normal movie premiere for « Electric Daisy Carnival Experience » at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre ended with riot police on Hollywood Boulevard.

From his bird’s-eye view Trailer Park office across the street, social media strategist Nick Walsh has seen plenty of them.

But Wednesday was different: The crowd just kept coming.

“I kept on looking out and the crowd kept on getting bigger…. And they just started pouring into the street, stopping traffic,” Walsh said.

He began snapping photos just as hundreds of people gathered in front of the theater for an impromptu  concert by electronic musician Kaskade, who sent out a tweet earlier in the day, promising that at 6 p.m. he would provide “ME+BIG SPEAKERS+MUSIC=BLOCK PARTY!!!”

Kaskade was among the performers featured in the « Electric Daisy » movie premiering at the theater, a documentary featuring electronic music popular at raves. The crowd start getting unruly about 6:30 p.m., he said, and filled up the entire boulevard.

About 15 minutes later, he noticed one police car trying to direct people off the street, telling the fans through a loudspeaker that they had five minutes to leave. “All of a sudden, these dancers showed up. They got the crowd all riled up. The crowd pretty much smothered the cop car, and it ended up driving away,” Walsh said.

Walsh’s photos of the crowd included a man dressed in Spider-Man costume and scantily clad women in black boots wearing frilly white miniskirts holding black-framed umbrellas. “The tone of the crowd was chill, and it really just felt like, ‘We can do this because you can’t do anything about it,’” Walsh said.

As the chaos unfolded, workers started rolling up the red carpet.

Paris Hilton, who was on her way to attend the premiere, tweeted, “Omg! What’s going on on Hollywood Blvd?” Insomniac Inc. Chief Executive Pasquale Rotella, who founded the Electric Daisy Carnival, expressed anger at the unauthorized, aborted musical act, tweeting that he could not attend his own premiere because of the street closures. “What genius organized the street party!” tweeted Rotella. “I’m pretty bummed.”

Meanwhile, several hundred people had descended on Hollywood Boulevard, LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said. Although Kaskade was spotted by one LAPD officer driving by in a flatbed truck, he didn’t stop — and didn’t spin music.

Many in the crowd surged into the street, some pelting police and bystanders with glass beer bottles, rocks and other debris. Others were unknowingly caught up in the sea of humanity — including some tourists from Iowa who were looking at stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame one minute and in the next were detained along with dozens of other people for failure to disperse.

« They were just regular wide-eyed folks, » Smith said.


At some point after 7, a line of about 15 police officers approached from the east, Walsh said, and began to walk toward the crowd, pushing them to them to the west. Later, more officers were added to the line. “But people weren’t leaving. All they were doing, they were forming a horseshoe around the police,” Walsh said.

And from here:

Riot police fired rubber bullets at a huge crowd of young ravers after the rioting youths sparked mayhem on Hollywood Boulevard.

Authorities were called after the youngsters threw bottles and set fire to cars after being denied entry to a Hollywood film première.

The unruly crowd began partying on the streets in protest and when they refused to disperse, officers took drastic action.

Local DJ Kaskade then sparked a huge ‘block party’ in protest, according to reports, and when the crowd refused to disperse riot police intervened.

As they tried to control the crowd, the LAPD was forced to shut down a large section of Hollywood Boulevard, causing massive traffic problems.

Ravers refused to leave the area and started fighting and throwing bottles. A police car was also set on fire, it was reported.