Friday, 22 February 2013

Group claims nanotechnology bomb attack

AN UNDERGROUND Mexican anti-civilization movement has claimed responsibility for sending a letter bomb to a nanotechnology researcher in February 2013.

The “Seventh Communique” issued by ITS (Individualidades tendiendo a lo salvaje - Individualists tending toward the wild) has been translated into English and published in full on the 325 website.

It states: “We claim responsibility for sending a letter with explosive-incendiary material to the nanotechnology researcher Sergio Andrés Águila of the Institute of Biotechnology of UNAM in the city of Cuernavaca, Morelos.

“It is worth mentioning that the Institute of Biotechnology of UNAM in Cuernavaca has already been hit before. On November 8, 2011, the biotechnology researcher Ernesto Méndez Salinas was assassinated by a shot to the head on Teopanzaolco Avenue; months later the police reported that they had arrested those responsible, which is a lie.

“It is not an accident that the same institute has been hit now, in order to make the truth known: the biotechnologist Méndez Salinas, on November 8 (only three months after the explosion in Monterrey Tec) became the first mortal victim of ITS.

“We have said it before, we act without any compassion in the feral defense of Wild Nature. Did those who modify and destroy the Earth think their actions wouldn’t have repercussions? That they wouldn’t pay a price? If they thought so, they are mistaken.”

In the detailed political statement, ITS distances itself from “leftist” revolutionaries, including those within the anarchist movement.

It says: “Now in the present anyone who speaks of the ‘emancipation of the proletariat’, of the ‘class struggle’, ‘social revolution’ and other two-odd-century-old slogans carries a corpse in their mouth, because those arguments are expired and it is useless to try to propel them now because they no longer have any solid validity.”

It also stresses that its commitment is not to chaos but to order, of a natural kind. The comminque says: “In Wild Nature everything has an order, everything is self-regulated, there is a circle that repeats infinite times so that the natural equilibrium keeps its course and is not lost.

“From the beginning of time everything has been ruled by the natural order, until Civilization came and changed everything. Everything turned into disorder, chaos.

“From this idea that everything in Wild Nature has an order, and because we say that we obey this order and these natural laws, those who disobey these natural statutes are confined to obeying the system and denying their human nature.

ITS categorically rejects the chaos of Civilization and ferociously defends the order of Wild Nature.”

ITS also makes it clear it has no sympathy with so-called “eco-fascism”, with its belief in the power of the state to protect the environment: “We do not want a new ‘alternative’ or ‘greener’ regime led by intellectuals, military officials, or politicians; we want all the regimes that Civilization  encompasses to be destroyed.”

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Police car flipped by protesters

A POLICE car was overturned by angry protesters in Heraklion, Crete, on Wednesday morning as the latest general strike in Greece got underway.

A timeline on the From the Greek Streets site added: "All metro stations in the centre are closed following police orders. There is an unusually high police concentration and checks around the Victoria (Green line) station."

Live footage from Athens is being streamed at

Greece remains in the front line of the global battle against plutofascism.

Monday, 18 February 2013

London calling for anti-capitalist resistance


ANTI-CAPITALISTS in the UK have issued an international call-out for protests against the G8 summit in June 2013.

It includes a big day of action in central London on Tuesday June 11, in the run-up to the meeting of neoliberal world leaders.

Stop G8 says on its website: "This June the leaders of the G8 (the world’s richest countries) are meeting in Northern Ireland. As economic crisis bites, and the planet burns, the bosses and their politicians are celebrating business as usual. Capitalism: a system that kills, exploits, and degrades the many for the profit of a few.

"On June 10-18 we are organising a week of action and events in London. London is at the heart of global capitalism. The corporations, banks, hedge funds, and billionaires looting our world have names and addresses. They are in the glass towers of the City, and behind unmarked doors in Mayfair and Knightsbridge.

"London is the money-laundering den of dictators, the playground of the super-rich. But London is our city too. A city of hope, resistance, and struggle.

"Capitalism is killing us. Unemployment, cuts, and the rise of fascism in the “West”. Poverty, colonialism, brutal exploitation in the “Third World”. War and famine for profit. Private prisons, police checks, CCTV to keep us scared and controlled. Life robbed of meaning and beauty, our dreams and our dignity for sale.

"Don’t ignore. Don’t wait. For our friends and loved ones, for our communities, for our planet, for everything they’re trying to take from us. The time is now. Let’s come together, and fight. One common struggle."

The timetable so far is:

June 11: Big day of action in Central London.

June 17-18: G8 Summit, Enniskillen, North of Ireland.

June 10-18: Week of actions, talks, meet-ups, films, games, concerts, and more, all over London and beyond.

The group says that it believes that any mobilisation at the summit in Enniskillen needs to be started locally. "The StopG8 network will support a locally organised mobilisation. For now, we are keeping the end of the week free. Stay posted for more information."