Indymedia: On the evening of the 22nd of Feburary we vandalised the local headquarters of VINCI and their subsidiary company ‘Advitam’ in the Seven Hills industrial zone in western Sydney.
Some windows were cracked, and the slogans: “AGAINST VINCI AND ITS WORLD” &
“THE ZAD IS EVERYWHERE” were painted.
This small act was made in response to a call for actions in solidarity with the monumental struggle in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, France, against an airport which Vinci has been contracted to build. Continue reading
24 February: Three molotov cocktails have been hurled at Logan’s police headquarters, weeks after an Aboriginal woman was shot by police with a Taser and blinded in one eye.
Police said while one bottle remained intact, two bottles ignited causing minor damage to one police vehicle parked outside. They said they weren’t sure whether those responsible for throwing the devices were on foot or in a passing vehicle.
Police believe the devices were thrown between 3.30 and 4am this morning. CCTV footage from the front of the police station was still being examined.
It follows weeks of tension in Logan after Woodridge woman Sheila Oakley was shot in the eye by police with a Taser and two marches were held by the local indigenous community calling for the officer responsible to be stood down.
February 17: An asylum seeker was killed and at least 77 injured in the second riot this week at a detention center in Papua New Guinea. 23-year-old Reza Berati, from Iran, was killed by police. One person among the wounded was in a critical condition with a head injury and another sustained gunshot wounds during the clashes on the small island in impoverished Papua New Guinea.
The facility, part of Australia’s tough stance against asylum seekers, has come under fire over human rights concerns. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said the riot began when detainees forced their way out of the center, but refugee advocates said it was triggered when Manus Island residents and police stormed the facility, attacking the asylum seekers.
On the 26th of January in Brisbane, a few members of a fascist sect called the ‘Australia First Party’ attempted to disrupt the annual invasion day march held by the local indigenous community.
On the same day in Canberra the fuehrer of the party, Jim Saleam (former leader of ‘National Action’ and ’Australian Nazi Party’) gave a podium speech at a protest against the new Bikie laws in Queensland.
Back in December the party held a small rally outside the Greek consulate in Sydney in support of the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party.
In the early hours of February 16 we responded to those provocations by vandalising the ‘Australia First’ headquarters in Tempe, Sydney. We cracked the front windows and stained the glass with paintbombs and etching fluid and sprayed ‘FUCK AUSSIE PRIDE’ and ‘DEATH TO FASCISM’ across the facade.
A week earlier on the 6th of February another small nationalist sect called the ‘Party for Freedom’ had attempted to host an ‘African crime forum’ in Newtown. Continue reading
Indymedia: In the early hours of February 14, various anti-police slogans were sprayed across dozens of fences, walls, billboards and bus stops throughout Woolloomooloo, Redfern, Chippendale, Camperdown, Darlington and Newtown.
Later that morning hundreds gathered at the fence line were TJ Hickey was chased to his death by police 10 years ago. For hours his family and supporters marched through the streets of Sydney to Parliament House, chanting against the uniformed murderers of the state, with demonstrators carrying banners such as “JUSTICE FOR TJ” “ABORIGINAL CONTROL OF ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS” “AVENGE TJ BURN DA COPSHOPS” “ACAB” “COPS PIGS MURDERERS” and “FUCK THE POLICE” Continue reading
16 February: Hundreds of inmates serving time in the Lhokseumawe prison in Aceh rioted at the weekend, clashing with officials, setting fire to parts of the prison and injuring one fireman.
“The riot started on Saturday when an inmate fell sick and members of the family wanted to take him to the hospital but were not given permission by prison officials,” Fathlurachman, chairman of the Justice and Human Rights Ministry’s Aceh branch, said on Sunday.
Fatlurachman said some inmates had been angered by the action and started throwing stones at officials.
The situation eventually got out of control when hundreds more soon joined. Continue reading
February 17: Five prisoners who ran wild and caused more than $320,000 damage will serve just three more months behind bars.
The five rioters caused massive damage at the Metropolitan Remand Centre on August 12, 2012. The court heard the five men scaled a wire fence in their unit’s yard before pushing over another fence and entering a prison perimeter referred to as “The Sterile Zone”. Once inside, the men hurled tennis ball-sized rocks at prison guards and smashed security cameras and windows as they rampaged around the prison between a five-metre wall and the wire fence. Two vehicles, security sensors and CCTV wiring were also damaged.
Three prison officers were injured by rocks during the riot, with one officer struck in the eye by shattered glass.
The men — some of whom were armed with sharpened sticks and rods — were subdued hours later by specialised security officers dressed in full riot gear and accompanied by dogs. The court heard the men planned the riot because “the screws were being smart”. Continue reading