"REPORT Message from the Riots in Brasil" from Void Network / Rio De Janeiro section

Hello from Void Network / RIO DE JANEIRO / BRASIL guys!

The people of Brasil finaly took the decisions to participate in the global protests AGAINST CAPITALISM AND GOVERNMENTS when the police used so much violence and really abused brutaly kids in the streets...
What happened in 13th in Rio was massive! We reached 10000 people in the streets and all the media was there, the journalists freaked out completely, this was totaly unexpected and it was great...
All these people revolting for all these hundreds of reasons!
We stayed until the end....and the weird thing is that after the first tear gas bomb, the hole crowd disapeared, everyone completely panic, even though it was a lot more safe then the Greek marches we have been, a lot less police, and total chaos...
We was wondering here with Void Network / Brasil about references for strategy....videos are easier for us to learn, we need it big time, we are growing big here, is amazing, and we will be present more and more, already meeting people doing staff around the corner....more and more people interested in creating...could you give us some practical references of what to do now that is becoming bigger and bigger and how we can fight back the tear gas? 
Hope so, is trully beautifull all this chaos and the people waking up so big.
Lot's of love!!
When We Fight we are Fighting for Our Lives!
We Won't Live Like Slaves

for contact with Void Network / Rio De Janeiro section:

expect longer report from us during next days

second REPORT message 

After that we found a manual for direct action that oriented us a lot in how to deal with things, but still needing some strategies, people are not so scared now, but everything are still very new, so we don't really know what to do... We have been sugesting some barricades/shielding once we have not seen even one here yet...

We was wondering about actions that could be done in the hours of the protests. People wrote "Brasil" in the entrance of the Tiradentes Palace -- Rio de Janeiro's Legislative Assembly (ALERJ) building here after we told them about the impact of it when in Athens people wrote "RESIST" in the poles of the Academia building... People here are very open and ready to do amazing new things for first time in their lives!.

This is how it started the march of the 13th of June 2013:
We heard all over the place that the police was been really violent to the students in the streets. We heard that it was a huge intervention of the police in the university campus and they were very brutal and arrested the students. Then we could feel the danger of the repression and decided to go and have a close look to what really was going on, took our cameras and went.
Arriving at the meeting point, the atmosphere was vibrant, young beautifull kids all around the place...there was maybe two dozens police officers for a crowd of what was told to be 10000 people . 
6pm, the concentration was just about to start marching..
Looking back, behind the crowd, the scene was one of the most touching things of that night ; a group of students coming from school, they were 16 years old kids, a bunch of maybe 30 of them marching and shouting together for Freedom and Brazil, it was an incredible feeling... then the march started, people were so powerfully engaged, all together screaming to the rest of Brazil to come together to the streets such a young crowd, stunning. We marched together around the block, in the designed "allowed" area and everything was nice and lovely, there was no police nowhere... 
After returning to the initial meeting point of the march, the people decided to take over the main road of the center of town. That's when the police sent the first tear gas, and total panic happened, and all those people went nuts, and ran away...The whole crowd after that became maybe a bunch of 50 people, slowly building up again, but after an hour there watching the police dealing with the people (tiny "string" of  maybe 7 people holding arms together, and another little bunch here and there in the corners)  the police started gathering too big, so we decided walk away  to other possible meeting points. In our walk in the streets, we meet more youngsters, we were intimidated and provoked quiet a few times by different police cars and motor bikes. On the way back home police threatened us many times in body expression and faces, but as we was a small group of people we did not reacted back so they letted us alone at that night. ...
In the bus back home we met a new bunch of people from where I leave really young and motivated.

We were chanting things like " The People Woke up" and " Reality is Hard", "Globo Supported the Dictatorship" ("Globo" is our main tv channel, a massive empire that is now falling as well...), and our favourite is " Come, Come,Come to The Streets Come" and "Against the Raisings"...

The next days the protests were really confrontational, police was throwing tear gas even inside the tube stations before people get to the meeting points...

So we went to the last big manifestation ( last monday) 17/03, with masks and vinegar for the tear gas, a loud instrument for music bang bang and first aid kit to help people survive and fight back...In the way already thousands of people were going to the manifestation with us, young students one more time.
This time we were massive, we were a never ending crowd of people, people in the offices of the city throwing strings of paper from the offices windows, making a rain of white paper above the crowd that was delighted with the office people flashing the lights inside the rooms participating with us. Everyone Woke up, everyone Realised, everyone said: Fuck you! That's Enough! 
So many people, so much power, but at this time, when they thrown tear gas, the people were screaming out loud " Do not run!" "Keep calm!" so we stayed together for many more hours, banging things, making noise, being loud...lot's of people stealing from small shops, and a few cars went burned. 
The movement wants to take over the the Tiradentes Palace -- Rio de Janeiro's Legislative Assembly (ALERJ) building where there was some police inside. They were throwing stones and bombs in the doors of the building, and at some point, the police handed a white flag from inside one of the windows... the crowd went hysterical, but the worse is about to come, when we were all celebrating our achievement, from the same window plastic bullets were shot on the back of the kids.... in our backs after hanging white flag...Everybody went realy crazy!

And for a moment we spoke as one, we shout slow and calmly as ONE voice out loud "WE ARE ASKING FOR THE POLICE TO LEAVE THE BUILDING" it happened in a very organic way, and we spoke as one, and under that power dear friends, UNITY was born, and we could feel in our cells the bond we have to each other, and the power we can have TOGETHER.

People were hurt from the bullets and the crowd diminished, fire fighter trucks started driving thru the crowd to pic up the police from the building... After that there was a proper war that has been established there, the situation went nuts, friends are hurt, and the agenda of the police is really scary. 

After some hours we decided to leave home before things went too nuts... it was all looking too strange... so we decided to walk away. We were about 6 blocks away from the protest when we saw a whole bunch of special police entering the ally way with their weapons on hand... they shot our direction a couple of times... we walked another 10 blocks away to the bus stop, and a police car went after us, and thrown a tear gas just by the bus stop... the young people freaked out of course. 

We went back home happy and whole and safe, and many were saying "Today was the best day of my life". That was a day for history. 
And we will be there again, and again, and again, and we will not stop.

Three people got shot from real weapons (not allowed here for the protests), one is in life danger.

People saw the tear gas was thrown on us was outdated, witch means even more chemical reactions from people.
But we are gonna stand there until the end.
Much love, and we will try do more analysis when we can.
Hope this text helps somehow, this is all we can remember

Void Network / Rio DE Janiero


INTERNATIONAL CALL-OUT FROM GREECE: The Days of Our Enslavement are Ending! / ΔΙΕΘΝΕΣ ΚΑΛΕΣΜΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ: Οι Μέρες της Σκλαβιάς Μας Είναι Μετρημένες !

The mass revolts throughout the world show clearly that human beings begin at last to resist the order of those who command without asking us, the orders of those who think that under their thrones there are willing idiots for serving their interests, loyal subjects who bow their head to the exploitation, the oppression, the inequality and the misery they experience every day. 

We are not slaves to any government, to any ruling class, to any international organization. We are not slaves to any system of government or mode of production that turns the rich into very rich and the poor into destitute. We do not consent to the sell-out of our lives and our struggles, but above all, we do not consent to the sell-out of our dignity. Enough with the attack waged against society, enough with the blackmails in work places, enough with the illusion and the fake promises for a supposedly better quality of life, enough with those getting rich on our expense and with our consumerist fake desires.

Global capitalism killed the illusion of Representative Democracy, 

now its time for us to kill Global Capitalism!

For too long we locked ourselves to our houses doing patiently the same routes every day, forgetting the person next to us, ignoring our neighbor, forgetting that he is like us no matter where he comes from and that only with him we can change this world. Only all of us together we can change the world. Now however we are out of our houses and this took place not only in Greece. From Cairo and Tunis to London, from Istanbul and Ankara to Madrid and Lisbon, Paris and Mexico, from New York and Oakland to Bahrain and Stockholm, from Libya and Indonesia, to Chile and Venezuela, from Japan, Haiti, India and Tibet, New Guinea and Argentina, Russia and South Africa,… everywhere, in all the world, human beings who experience exploitation and oppression get out of their houses and revolt, because they realized that locked inside them there were eventually imprisoned in their small, insignificant, individual prisons. Only that the modern cages, the modern prisons do not have handrails and prison guards, but plasma TV and newscasters that inspect and impose fear and lies, cops and cctvs that inspect your every step. But the society of the oppressed has overcome these modern prison guards.

Let the journalists in Television, in the fancy magazines and in the mainstream newspapers, the puppets of the economic interests of the big businesses of mass-stupidity and all the other Mass Media of Domestication, let all of them know that their days of affluence are slowly coming to an end because their propaganda, their lies and their slander are now obvious to everyone.

As for the politicians, the corrupted servants of the capitalist market, and all the local guards of global economic interests, we have one thing to say to you: You gentlemen you are through, you are disgraced, you are sold-out. You have no effect on us anymore. Maybe you still exist for your bosses, but from what we hear you have not much use for them either.

Now it is OUR time to be! 

And we will be not as ‘peaceful, law-abiding and loyal citizens’, not as mesmerized faithful to the commands of Power, not even as ‘citizens’ for, in the usual manner of the oppressors, you misrepresented the term ‘citizen’ and you made it synonymous to apathy, submission, egoism, and individualism.
We only exist as HUMANS, as collective individuals, as members of a society who almost forgot what it means to communicate with each other. We exist as those who want to take life into their own hands and to decide themselves for their fate, away from parties and obsolete ideological organizations, away from nationalisms and fascist fanaticisms, away from every type of dogmatism and tyrannical plans that stink of death. We only exist from now on as REVOLTED people who do not need professional politicians, nor the megalomaniac and greedy businessmen who suck our blood dry in their luxurious houses. We only exist, that is, only as COMMUNITIES of free people, who want to self-governed and to administer our world in common and we know that we can do it based on three basic values:

Solidarity for all people in Turkey 

and everywhere in the world fighting against the New Totalitarianism! 


We Won’t Live Like Slaves!

We Will Reclaim our Stolen Space and our Stolen Time.
Participation of all of us into class, political, social, and cultural collectives!
Popular Assemblies into every Neighborhood! GENERAL STRIKE FOR EVER!



[Theory, Utopia, Empathy, Ephemeral Arts]
Athens / London / New York / Rio De Janeiro

Οι Μέρες της Σκλαβιάς  Μας  Είναι  Μετρημένες !

Οι μαζικές εξεγέρσεις σε όλο τον κόσμο δείχνουν ξεκάθαρα ότι οι άνθρωποι αρχίζουν επιτέλους να αντιστέκονται στις διαταγές εκείνων που αποφασίζουν και διατάζουν χωρίς να μας ρωτούν, στις διαταγές εκείνων που νομίζουν ότι κάτω από το θρόνο τους υπάρχουν πρόθυμοι ηλίθιοι για να υπηρετήσουν τα συμφέροντά τους, υπάκουοι υπήκοοι που σκύβουν το κεφάλι στην εκμετάλλευση, την καταπίεση, την ανισότητα και την μιζέρια που βιώνουν καθημερινά. Δεν είμαστε δούλοι καμιάς κυβέρνησης, κανενός κράτους, καμιάς άρχουσας τάξης, κανενός διεθνούς οργανισμού. Δεν είμαστε σκλάβοι κανενός συστήματος διακυβέρνησης ή τρόπου παραγωγής που μετατρέπει τους πλούσιους σε πάμπλουτους και τους φτωχούς σε εξαθλιωμένους. Δεν συναινούμε στο ξεπούλημα της ζωής μας και των αγώνων μας, και πάνω απ’ όλα δεν συναινούμε στο ξεπούλημα της αξιοπρέπειάς μας. Αρκετά με την επίθεση στην κοινωνία και την αφαίμαξή της, αρκετά με τους εκβιασμούς στους χώρους εργασίας, αρκετά με τις αυταπάτες και τις ψεύτικες υποσχέσεις για δήθεν καλύτερη ποιότητα ζωής, αρκετά με την «κονόμα» και τις καταναλωτικές πλαστές επιθυμίες.                                                                                                                                                                                                

Ο Παγκόσμιος Καπιταλισμός σκότωσε την αυταπάτη 
της Αντιπροσωπευτικής Δημοκρατίας, τώρα εμείς ήρθε η ώρα να σκοτώσουμε τον Παγκόσμιο Καπιταλισμό!                                                                                                                                                                                 

Κλειστήκαμε για αρκετό καιρό στα σπίτια μας κάνοντας υπομονετικά τα ίδια δρομολόγια κάθε μέρα, ξεχνώντας τον διπλανό μας, αδιαφορώντας για τον γείτονά μας, ξεχνώντας ότι και αυτός είναι σαν εμάς από όπου και αν κατάγεται και ότι μόνο μαζί του μπορούμε να αλλάξουμε αυτόν τον κόσμο. Μόνο όλοι μαζί μπορούμε να αλλάξουμε τον κόσμο. Τώρα όμως βγήκαμε από τα σπίτια μας και αυτό συνέβη όχι μόνο στην Ελλάδα. Από το Κάιρο και την Τύνιδα ως το Λονδίνο, από την Κωνσταντινούπολη και την Άγκυρα ως την Μαδρίτη, την Λισσαβώνα,  το Παρίσι και το Μεξικό, την Νέα Υόρκη και το Όκλαντ, το Μπαχρέιν και την Στοκχόλμη, την Λιβύη και την Ινδονησία, την Χιλή και την Βενεζουέλα, την Ιαπωνία, την Αϊτή, την Ινδία και το Θιβέτ, τη Νέα Γουινέα και την Αργεντινή, την Ρωσία και την Νότια Αφρική... παντού, σε όλο τον κόσμο, οι άνθρωποι που βιώνουν την εκμετάλλευση και την καταπίεση βγαίνουν από τα σπίτια τους και εξεγείρονται γιατί κατάλαβαν ότι κλεισμένοι μέσα σε αυτά είχαν τελικά φυλακιστεί στις μικρές ασήμαντες ατομικές τους φυλακές. Μόνο που τα σύγχρονα κλουβιά, οι μοντέρνες φυλακές δεν έχουν πλέον κάγκελα και δεσμοφύλακες αλλά επίπεδη τηλεόραση και παρουσιαστές ειδήσεων που επιτηρούν και επιβάλλουν το φόβο και το ψέμα, αστυνομικούς και κάμερες που επιτηρούν το κάθε σου βήμα.. 

Την πατήσανε όμως όλοι αυτοί οι μοντέρνοι δεσμοφύλακες γιατί η κοινωνία των καταπιεσμένων τους ξεπέρασε. Ας ξέρουν οι δημοσιογραφίσκοι της τηλεόρασης, των κυριλέ περιοδικών και των καθεστωτικών εφημερίδων, οι μαριονέτες των οικονομικών συμφερόντων των μεγάλων επιχειρήσεων μαζικής αποβλάκωσης και όλων των άλλων Μέσων Μαζικής Εξημέρωσης ότι οι μέρες της αφθονίας τους σιγά-σιγά τελειώνουν γιατί η προπαγάνδα, το ψέμα και η συκοφαντία τους είναι πλέον φανερές σε όλους. Όσο δε για όλους τους πολιτικούς, τους διεφθαρμένους αυλοκόλακες της καπιταλιστικής αγοράς και όλους τους τοπικούς φύλακες των παγκόσμιων οικονομικών συμφερόντων ένα έχουμε να πούμε:    Εσείς κύριοι τελειώσατε, ξεφτιλιστήκατε, ξεπουληθήκατε. Δεν υπάρχετε πλέον για εμάς. Ίσως να υπάρχετε μόνο για τα αφεντικά σας, αν και απ’ ότι μαθαίνουμε δεν υπάρχετε πλέον ούτε για αυτούς. 

Τώρα υπάρχουμε ΕΜΕΙΣ! Και υπάρχουμε όχι ως «φιλήσυχοι νομοταγείς και υπάκουοι πολίτες», όχι σαν υπνωτισμένοι πιστοί στα κελεύσματα της εξουσίας, ούτε καν τελικά ως «πολίτες» γιατί, κατά την προσφιλή συνήθεια των καταπιεστών, διαστρεβλώσατε τον όρο «πολίτης» και τον κάνατε συνώνυμο της απάθειας, της υποταγής, της εγωπάθειας και του ατομισμού. Υπάρχουμε μονάχα ως  ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΙ,  ΣΥΛΛΟΓΙΚΑ ΑΤΟΜΑ, μέλη μιας κοινωνίας που παραλίγο να ξεχάσουμε τί σημαίνει να επικοινωνούμε μεταξύ μας. Υπάρχουμε ως αυτοί που θέλουν να πάρουν τη ζωή τους στα χέρια τους και να αποφασίζουν οι ίδιοι για τις τύχες τους μακριά από κόμματα και παρωχημένες ιδεολογικές οργανώσεις, μακριά από εθνικιστικούς ή άλλους φασιστικούς φανατισμούς, μακριά από κάθε είδους δογματισμούς και τυραννικούς σχεδιασμούς που βρωμάνε θάνατο. Υπάρχουμε πλέον μονάχα ως ΕΞΕΓΕΡΜΕΝΟΙ που δεν χρειάζονται ούτε τους επαγγελματίες πολιτικούς, ούτε τους μεγαλομανείς και άπληστους επιχειρηματίες που μας πίνουν το αίμα ξαπλωμένοι στις πολυτελείς κατοικίες τους. 
Υπάρχουμε δηλαδή μονάχα ως ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΤΕΣ ελεύθερων ανθρώπων που θέλουμε να αυτό-κυβερνηθούμε, να διαχειριστούμε από κοινού τον κόσμο μας και ξέρουμε πως μπορούμε να το κάνουμε αυτό στηριζόμενοι  σε τρεις βασικές αξίες: 
ΑΛΛΗΛΟΒΟΗΘΕΙΑ, ΑΥΤΟΟΡΓΑΝΩΣΗ, ΑΝΤΙ-ΙΕΡΑΡΧΙΑ                                                                                                                                  

Αλληλεγγύη για Όλους όσους αγωνίζονται ενάντια στον Σύγχρονο Ολοκληρωτισμό, στην Τουρκία και όπου αλλού και αν βρίσκονται στον Κόσμο!


ΝΑ ΑΠΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΩΣΟΥΜΕ ΑΥΤΟ ΤΟΝ ΚΟΣΜΟ                                                              
ΚΑΘΕ ΚΑΤΑΝΑΓΚΑΣΜΟ!                                                                                 

Να μην Ζήσουμε σαν Δούλοι! 

Να Πάρουμε Πίσω 

τον Κλεμμένο Χώρο και τον Χαμένο Χρόνο μας.                                               

Συμμετοχή Όλων μας 
σε ταξικές, πολιτικές, κοινωνικές 
και πολιτιστικές συλλογικότητες!                                                                                        

Λαϊκές Συνελεύσεις σε Κάθε Γειτονιά!  

ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ ΕΠΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗ                                                                                                                                                                                                   

[ Θεωρία, Ουτοπία, Συναίσθηση, Εφήμερες Τέχνες ]


8-9 June 2013 – Call for International Solidarity with #OccupyGezi // OCCUPY PLANET EARTH!

Calling on people of all cities of the world! Come out this weekend and reclaim your public spaces to show solidarity with #OccupyGezi and the many waves of protests in Turkey!

What began as a small occupation to protect Istanbul’s Gezi Park erupted within a matter of days into massive protests that spread like wildfire across Turkey. A key trigger was the disproportionate use of force by the police. Just as Gezi Park crystallized the struggle over an ever-shrinking public space hijacked by neoliberal authoritarianism, the pepper gas that security forces doused on Istanbul literalized the desparate need for breathing space. Hundreds of thousands of people streamed into the streets in support of the Gezi Park occupation despite a total media blackout, defying police brutality. Now we have reclaimed not only Gezi Park but also Taksim Square, the very heart of Turkey’s public sphere, where mass expressions of discontent have repeatedly been banned throughout the republic’s history. As Taksim and Gezi swell every night with thousands of people who come to celebrate their solidarity, victory and power, our resistance in other parts of Istanbul and other cities across Turkey continues. Of one thing we are certain: Nothing will ever be the same again.

Show your support and solidarity this weekend, 8-9 June 2013. Reclaim Tahrir, Syntagma, Zuccotti, your local streets, squares and parks! Trust us, they belong to you.


Η λαϊκή συνέλευση της Πλατείας Ταξίμ μόλις εξέπεμψε το παρακάτω κάλεσμα και μεταφράστηκε αμέσως σε δεκάδες γλώσσες. Ας οργανώσουμε δράσεις για το ερχόμενο Σαββατοκύριακο.

8-9 Ιουνίου Κάλεσμα για Δράσεις Αλληλεγγύης με το #OccupyGezi
Κάλεσμα προς όλες τις πόλεις του κόσμου! Αυτό το Σαββατοκύριακο βγείτε και ανακτήστε τους δημόσιους χώρους σας για να δείξετε την αλληλεγγύη σας προς το #OccupyGezi και το κύμα διαδηλώσεων που επεκτάθηκε σε ολόκληρη την Τουρκία!
Αυτό που ξεκίνησε σαν μια μικρή κατάληψη για την προστασία του πάρκου Γκέζι της Κωνσταντινούπολης ξέσπασε μέσα σε λίγες ημέρες σε μαζικές διαδηλώσεις που επεκτάθηκαν σαν φωτιά σε ολόκληρη την Τουρκία. Ένα από τα κύρια εναύσματα ήταν η ακραία χρήση βίας από τις αστυνομικές δυνάμεις. Όπως το Πάρκο Γκέζι αποκρυστάλλωσε τον αγώνα μας για τον συνεχώς συρρικνούμενο δημόσιο χώρο ο οποίος καταλαμβάνεται από τον νεοφιλελεύθερο αυταρχισμό, έτσι και τα χημικά της αστυνομίας με τα οποία πότισαν την Κωνσταντινούπολη μετουσίωσαν σε κυριολεξία την ανάγκη για καθαρό αέρα και ζωτικό χώρο. Εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες ανθρώπων βγήκαν στους δρόμους στηρίζοντας την κατάληψη του Πάρκου Γκέζι παρά την συσκότιση που προσπάθησαν να επιβάλλουν τα ΜΜΕ.
Πλέον δεν έχουμε ανακτήσει μόνον το Πάρκο Γκέζι αλλά και την Πλατεία Ταξίμ, την καρδιά του δημόσιου χώρου της Τουρκίας, το μέρος όπου η έκφραση μαζικής δυσαρέσκειας έχει επανειλημμένως απαγορευτεί στην σύντομη ιστορία του Τουρκικού κράτους. Καθώς η Ταξίμ και το Γκέζι πλημμυρίζουν από χιλιάδες κόσμου κάθε βράδυ που έρχονται να γιορτάσουν όλοι μαζί την αλληλεγγύη, την νίκη και την δύναμή μας, η αντίστασή μας συνεχίζεται σε άλλα μέρη στην Κωνσταντινούπολη και σε ολόκληρη την Τουρκία. Ένα είναι βέβαιο: Τίποτε πλέον δεν θα είναι το ίδιο.
Δείξτε την αλληλεγγύη σας και την υποστήριξή σας το Σαββατοκύριακο 8 και 9 Ιουνίου. Ανακαταλάβετε την Ταχρίρ, το Σύνταγμα, την Σολ, το Ζουκόττι, τους δρόμους σας, τις πλατείες και τα πάρκα σας. Πιστέψτε μας, σας ανήκουν.


INTERNATIONAL Solidarity to the struggle of Turkish people against Global Totalitarianism!

Turkish state has started a war against the people. Many people are dead. 

Saturday 1st JUNE 2013 at 18.00 
Solidarity for Turkish people demo 

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