GAF Fucks The Media: Introducing GAM

What is going on?

Hey there. You may have noticed that our online presence has changed a bit. That’s because some of the people who have been running the GAF social media, website, livestreams and reading groups over the last few months have decided to create an independent group organising under the GAF banner but focused on media creation and supporting the wider GAF movement. We are calling ourselves Green Anti-capitalist Media.

We are doing this for several reason.

Firstly, simply for security. By forming an independent collective isolated from the on-the-ground organising and direct action, we create a degree of separation between the two that limits the information that flows between them and therefore makes both safer. Over the last year we’ve learned a lot of about security culture (you can thank state repression for that) and we are simply putting these lessons into practice.

Secondly,as a matter of practicality. Media creation and direct action require different skills and ways of organising. By making them independent, they can each focus on what they do best.

And finally, out of principle. GAF is a front with no central leadership, organisation or any other sort of structure uniting the different individuals and groups organising under it beyond a common set of aims and principles. So it doesn’t make sense for any media entity to claim to represent the whole of the movement. Not that we ever claimed to do that. But although we tried our best not to exercise any control over the other groups, having social media accounts under GAF as a whole could give the wrong impression. This was a result of the people who started the first GAF group not predicting that it would spread so widely as quickly as it did. But it sure did, and is ever growing, which is one of the greatest joys we’ve experienced. And it’s time we make things more clear so that this growth can continue.

In practice, all of this for now just means taking what we were already doing and putting it under a different name. In the future, we hope the project expands and is able to contribute with many other initiatives. In the mean time, we ask you to bear with us as we set things and slowly transition into this new phase.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far and, most of all, thanks to every person around the world fighting for a better future for this planet and all the creatures it gives life to. You are the reason we do this.

Solidarity,

Green Anti-capitalist Media

Next, here’s our statement explaining what is GAM and what it does:

What is GAM?

Green Anti-capitalist Media (GAM) is a collective of individuals that organises under the Green Anti-Capitalist Front (GAF) to create independent media content for the radical ecological movement and to support the constellation of individuals and groups taking action under GAF all around the world. We intend to do this by:

  1. Spreading actions taken under GAF by other groups and individuals.
  2. Producing educational material, news and analysis related to anti-capitalism and environmentalism.
  3. Supporting people organising under GAF, helping them get started, linking them to useful resources and more.

Compared to the terrifying media power of the globalised ruling class, we are but small and insignificant. With truth and justice on our side, however, we believe we can help to fight back against the capitalist propaganda machine and challenge its excuses for the social and environmental catastrophe consuming our planet. We will fight back by sharing our vision of a world better than this one, where human life and harmony with nature are prized above all things, rather than the insatiable profiteering of the current ruling class.

1. Spreading actions taken under GAF by other groups and individuals

GAM aims to provide a safe platform to publicly promote and share the actions taken by other groups and individuals under the GAF banner, so that they may inspire others to join the fight. GAM is one of a number groups that acts under the GAF umbrella, however GAM’s purpose is not to organise or carry out actions itself, it is to amplify the actions of others in the ongoing struggle against global capitalism.

If you would like to report an action or taken under GAF or add the information for your GAF initiative or group, head over to our contact page and send us a message.

2. Producing educational material, news and analysis related to anti-capitalism and environmentalism

GAM will continue to produce, and share, educational material and updates on the real-time collapse of this system around us. We will also continue to produce, and share, resources in the form of flyers, pamphlets, posters, stickers that can be downloaded from our website.

Building on our initial successful panel discussions organised in 2019 and our online run of reading groups, film nights and livestreams over 2020, we will continue to organise opportunities for all people to engage with anti-capitalist and environmental thought. The most recent crisis of this system, in the form of the entirely preventable COVID-19 catastrophe, will force us to remain online, for now.

You can find the details for upcoming activities on our Events Page and the recording of past ones on Media page.

We encourage people to create their own GAF media, such as videos, zines or art. And we’ll be more than happy to host it and share it around. Also articles for the blog, such as guides, analysis, calls to action or anything else. We only ask that is shared either using a creative commons license, under public domains or with any other license that undermines capitalist intellectual property laws. Please get in contact with us to submit any content.

3. Supporting people organising under GAF, helping them get started, linking them to useful resources and more.

Another purpose of GAM is to help comrades across the globe establish their own autonomous chapters. Whoever ascribes to GAF’s 7 Points of Unity is a welcomed comrade in the struggle against capitalism and the destruction of the environment, and anyone wanting to start a new GAF chapter of their own is welcome to do so. GAM will offer them support in setting themselves up by providing materials, resources and whatever other assistance we are able to.

An starting point is our guide on Setting up a new GAF group. If you need more help, contact us and we’ll help you however we can.

We must clarify we will never instruct anyone to take any particular actions nor will we become involved with any kind of organising you do. We will simply share resources that we think may be useful, most of which are already publicly available.

Full Stop Affinity’s How To for the Fluffy Anarchist Basics (part 2)

Full Stop Affinity have put out a guide on several useful actions anarchists can take, from banner drops, food distributions, graffiti, wheatpasting and more. It’s important to clarify that neither FSA nor us encourage anyone to actually do these things and we are just publishing them for research purposes.

On unrelated news, we remind you that FSA have called for a day of autonomous action against the state next 6th of March.

To change everything, start anywhere. Take action now! Become ungovernable!

You can find the first part of the guide here.

Dumpster diving

You will need: A bag, gloves, another person

How to dumpster dive (skip): Travel around the area, looking for bins. Usually the bins with food in will be locked away. Climb over the fence and check our their bins. Make sure the wear gloves, bins aren’t particularly pleasant. It’s easier to have someone stand on the other side of the fence and pass things through, usually. Check the packaging on the food. Food with broken packaging can potentially make you ill. Stores don’t usually like people dumpster diving so be discreet and leave the bins in the same place you found them. Leave the site and travel back.

Clothing distribution

You will need: Clothes, Clothing rails, clothing hangers, lock, chain, a place to put things!

Free shop method: First you need a building, ideally a squat you can use. Clean up the space and set up the clothing rails. Hang the clothes on the rails then open the door! Be cautious when you have the door open. If you’re unlucky cops or the landlord could walk straight in.

Pop up rails: Using a lock and chain attach a clothing rail to a pole. Try to make sure it’s protected from the weather. Then set up the clothes on it. Leave a small “free shop” sign and walk away.

Where you can locate the materials: Clothes can easily be found through talking to your local community. Lots of people have clothes to donate. At once the clothing distribution is set up more people will donate. Clothing rails can be found on places like Freecycle. Locks and chains can be “borrowed” from your local hardware store.

Fare dodging

Getting ready: Make sure you’re wearing a mask. Wear inconspicuous clothing and make sure you’re able to run if needed. Hide ID.

Bumping barriers: Push through the disabled barriers using your shoulder and go to the platform. If their are people on the barriers make sure to walk to the platform or out the station quickly. Rarely they will follow you, if that’s the case then run. If you get caught by a ticket inspector we’ve heard that maybe using an alternative name, age, and address could be beneficial since it apparently makes it a lot harder for them to make further steps.

Ad hacking

What you’ll need: any appropriate keys used for your local ad spaces (for example, keys such as the H60 hex key, T30 torx key, 13mm T handle socket wrench, and/or 4 way utility key), a change of clothes, non-descript clothes or hi-vis (depending on the story you intend to tell), possibly a toolkit (depending on the story you intend to tell), a face mask, any art/posters etc. you want to put up in place of the ad (you can always leave an ad space blank instead), possibly spray paint (if you want to spray over the ad or spray the area the ad was in)

Where to get the materials: keys can be borrowed from any hardware store. If you already have a toolkit, your kit may have the needed keys. If you’re in activist circles, they might have some. High vis jackets/vests can be borrowed from hardware stores. If you’re in activist circles, they might have some. Face masks can be borrowed from most stores, though we don’t doubt you have one. Toolkits can be borrowed from hardware stores, although it can be difficult- activist circles may have one. Spray paint can be borrowed from art stores, though activist circles may have some. If buying any materials, use cash and cash only. Art/posters/etc. can be made by yourself/others or gotten from activist groups such as Autonomous Design Group! Bring tape if you bring artwork/posters as well.

Getting ready: Check the area you want to carry the action out on a few days before you do it; check for where cameras are located, check how many cops could be there, check how many buildings surround your targeted ad/ads, check for a place to retreat to in case of unwanted attention. You can also check the locks of the ad spaces you want to target (this can be done at night or during the day while wearing a high-vis under the guise of an ‘inspection’. This can help you figure out what keys you will need). Leave ID at home. Prepare a story to tell to any industry workers who might approach you (eg. you’re a sub contractor for a rogue outdoor media firm (this is if you wore a high-vis), you’re an art student who’s putting up a temporary installation, etc.), remain calm if you get approached. If an interaction gets intense, you can always walk away. If police get involved, which is unlikely, follow Green And Black Cross and security culture guidelines; “no comment.” For more guidance, visit GBC’s website: http://greenandblackcross.org/guides/laws/6-criminal-damage-theft/. If you wore a high-vis and intent to use the sub contractor story or a similar story, you can store your tools in a toolkit among other tools to make you more believable. Otherwise, keep your tools in a pocket if possible to make access easier and to make your action quicker. Bigger tools can be stored in a bag. Store spray paint in a bag. Store posters/artwork in a bag. Store tape in a bag.

Doing the ad hack: This will depend on the type of ad you want to hack; a bus stop ad or lollipop ad.

For a lollipop ad: use the appropriate key to open the lock on the side of the ad space shell (usually found at the bottom left or bottom right of the shell). Insert the key and rotate it 90 degrees clockwise (push against the bottom of the case if it’s hard to turn). Gently push on the frame to unlock the catch and allow the cover to open (if hacking at night, you can turn the ad light off by flicking the switch inside the panel down). The cover may have two pistons that open when the catch is released, just keep a hold of the bottom of the screen and let it rise slowly. Roll up the poster that’s inside the ad from the bottom up. If you have art/posters that you want to put in the ad space, slide the art/poster to the top of the panel and push it into the clip that runs across the top of the inside of the ad space (prefolding a 1cm edge on your art/posters may make this part easier; a sturdy card the size/build of a bank or travel card can also help with this part). Roll your poster/artwork down if needed/if you had it rolled up. If needed, you can tape your artwork/poster into position at the top of the light box. Use both hands on the bottom of the cover to push down the cover of the ad space back into the frame of the ad space to re-engage the catches and close the door. Walk away. If you want to photograph your ad hack, you can do it immediately after or come back at another time to photograph it. Remember to never photograph faces and remove all metadata.

For a bus stop ad: some bus stop ads have shit locks so if you can’t open one, move onto another ad space. Use the appropriate key to open the lock on the side of the ad space shell. Turn the key 180 degrees clockwise; if it doesn’t open the first time, you can retry, it might take a few tries as some bus stop ad locks are shit. When you’ve opened the side panel, slide a finger into the bottom of the casting and slide the metal cover up to reveal the next keyhole. You can turn off the ad space light by flicking the switch inside the ad space down. Insert the appropriate key in the second keyhole while holding the metal cover up. Turn the key 90 degrees anti-clockwise to release the catches. The cover may have two pistons that open up when the catches are released; keep hold of the bottom screen and let it slowly rise. Roll up the ad inside from the bottom up. If you have any artwork/posters, you can slide your art/poster into the top of the panel and push it into the clip that runs across the top (prefolding a 1cm edge on your art/posters may make this part easier; a sturdy card the size/build of a bank or travel card can also help with this part). Roll your poster/artwork down if needed/if you had it rolled up. If needed, you can tape your artwork/poster into position at the top of the light box. Use both hands on the bottom of the cover to push down the cover of the ad space back into the frame of the ad space to re-engage the catches and close the door. Walk away. If you want to photograph your ad hack, you can do it immediately after or come back at another time to photograph it. Remember to never photograph faces and remove all metadata.

Why is Youth Liberation so Important in the Climate Movement?

It is undeniable that young people have had a central part in the modern environmentalist movement. But something we don’t see discussed very often is the role youth liberation plays in it and why is so important to its success. To find out, we decided to ask our friends at Full Stop Affinity, a youth liberation anarchist environmentalist affinity group that organises under the Green Anti-capitalist Front and the Youth Liberation Front. This is what they wrote.

The environment will collapse before some of us reach our thirties. Our future has been stolen from us by the state. Children are an oppressed group and we will fight for our freedom. Older generations repeatedly look down on us and presume we know nothing. Parents and guardians treat us like property, censoring what we say, stopping us from acting. 


Youth liberation is necessary. We must be free. The state repeatedly tries to fuck us around, turn us into a statistic. Keep us preoccupied so we can’t see the murder and devastation they cause. But we see it. We will not surrender to the state. We may not believe the revolution will happen but we will continue to fight because it’s the right thing to do.


Older generations have repeatedly shown that they don’t care about climate change. They know they’ll be dead before it becomes devastating. And they don’t want us young people changing how they have to live or, in their words, “inconveniencing” them. We the young people have no future. We must fight for our liberation, like any oppressed group.


Climate change affects us. Climate change will kill us. We refuse to go without a fight. In the last year, we the young people have scared the shit out of the state with demos and direct action. It’s important our older comrades do not try to control us, or police us, in our fight for freedom.


Youth liberation is especially important to the climate movement as we are the ones that will suffer. We are the ones that are acting. We don’t mean “acting” as in the same sense as XRY, or even the youth strikes. We are taking direct action against our oppressors. Gluing and chaining ourselves to roads and fences while relying on state empathy will get us nowhere. A to B marches will get us nowhere. Only chaos will change things.


For too long older people have been made the face of the climate movement, with liberal groups pushing an image of older people, grandparents, to the front of their activism. You aren’t fighting for your grandchildren’s future by submitting yourself to the state. Only complete insurrectionist action will cause change. Punch the enemy, do not rely on their empathy. We are the climate movement, not grandparents who chant “police we love you. We’re doing this for your children”. 


Corporations know their actions are unjust, they rely on the compliance of the people and this is why we, the youth, pose such a threat. It’s a time where values are experimented with, boundaries are broken and it signifies the end of relying on our oppressors for sympathy. This, along with the youths ability to begin organising independently, combine to make young people such a genuine threat to climate-massacring corporations and the oppressive structures they rely on.

Youth comes with an aspect of autonomy, which many other social groups lack. This is why the established system views young people as such a threat. We have a crucial role in acting for social change and we will fulfil it.


No matter how much they try to force and control us, there is no place for us in the state hierarchy and therefore their ideas of correctness. We can’t be placed in a section. This is why youth movements and youth themselves are so often belittled and put down by media and corporations and tried to be controlled by schools and classrooms; because by its very nature, youth works against the states ideas of hierarchy and control. This is why in movements such as the climate movement, which heavily relies on youth liberation, is important as its existence works against the hierarchies the movements desire and need to remove.


Young people are a determining dynamic force. All throughout history, exploited youth fight against the state and those who oppress them and encourage the people around them to do the same. 

Smash the state. Set fire to the prisons. From the streets to the schools, remain ungovernable!


– Full Stop Affinity / FSA

Full Stop Affinity’s How To for the Fluffy Anarchist Basics (part 1)

Full Stop Affinity have put out a guide on several useful actions anarchists can take, from banner drops, food distributions, graffiti, wheatpasting and more. It’s important to clarify that neither FSA nor us encourage anyone to actually do these things and we are just publishing them for research purposes.

On unrelated news, we remind you that FSA have called for a day of autonomous action against the state next 6th of March.

To change everything, start anywhere. Take action now! Become ungovernable!

Banner drops

You will need: Fabric (around 40CM or bigger), paint (acrylic paint, spray paint, or wall paint works), cable ties and/or rope, a phrase/sentence/slogan, somewhere to put the banner (a window/fence/footpath/somewhere it will be seen), something to weigh the banner down if you would be unable to tie the bottom (milk cartons and water bottles work well)

Making the banner: Paint your phrase/slogan/sentence onto your fabric using spray paint or acrylic or wall paint, you can always sew fabrics together if you do not have one big piece. Fabric from bed sheets and duvet covers can be used or you can easily find some in dumpsters by fabric stores or clothe making factories. Make holes at the sides for rope and/or cable ties. If there will be no place to attach the bottom of the banner to, you will need to weigh it down. Attach milk cartons and/or water bottles to the bottom of the banner with rope. Make sure to put something in the bottles to add weight, water or sand works.

Dropping the banner: If somewhere public, it’s best to wait until late night or early morning when less people are around. Attach the banner to what you’re hanging it off of using cable ties/rope. If you need to weigh the banner down, make sure there’s enough distance from the ground/nearby platforms that the cartons/bottles will not be reachable. Once attached to what you’re hanging it to, walk away. If nobody is around and nobody has seen you, you can take a picture of your banner. If the area is very public/busy, leave the scene and come back another time to take a picture.

Where you can locate the materials: cable ties will be easy to borrow from your local hardware store. Fabric can be obtained from spare bedsheets or skipped from the bins by fabric stores or clothe making factories. Small pots of paint are easy to borrow from decorating stores, or you can usually find spare paint from mutual aid networks. Milk cartons can be found on the streets or saved from when you finish a carton of milk, same with water bottles. Rope can be borrowed from hardware stores, we recommend slipping it into a bag. Spray paint can be borrowed from your local poundland or art stores- if you’re in activist circles, they might have some going spare. If buying materials, make sure you wear a mask and pay in cash and only in cash.

Graffiti

You will need: paint (spray paint will be the easiest but if you don’t have any, acrylic paint or wall paint will work, you will need a paintbrush for this), permanent marker (if going for smaller places/more public places, this will be easier), some places to decorate (the world is your canvas! Anywhere works well for some graffiti, we recommend choosing areas of gentrification)

Getting ready: Put your paints into a rucksack with a spare change of clothes. If using acrylic or wall paint, remember a paintbrush. If going out with a marker, put it in a pocket and you’re ready to go. It’s good to be able to hide the marker on you and/or have somewhere to hide or dump the paint. Change your clothes once far enough away from where you’re staying and change back into them when finished graffing. Do this away from cameras.

Doing the graff: Paint whatever you want onto whatever you’re using as a canvas. Make sure to not get any paint on yourself. In some areas, most people won’t care about what you’re doing, but in posh/gentrified they will care. Be ready to run.

Where you can locate the materials: Small pots of paint are easy to borrow from decorating stores or you can usually find spare paint from mutual aid networks. Spray paint can be borrowed from your local poundland or art stores- if you’re in activist circles, they might have some going spare. Permanent markers can be borrowed from most stores as they’re pocket sized. If buying materials, make sure you wear a mask and pay in cash and only in cash.

Wheatpasting

You will need: two parts flour (white or whole-grain wheat flour), three parts water, wallpaper paste (instead of wheatpaste), paintbrush, gloves, pot (to hold the wheatpaste in), a mask, some places to decorate!

Getting ready: Mix two parts flower with three parts water. Stir out the lumps and start boiling the mixture. As it thickens, add more water. Continue this for half an hour but change the stove to a low heat and keep stirring. Once this is done, pour your wheatpaste in a pot, paint pots work well. Pack your wheatpaste and paintbrush into a bag and put your gloves on and you’re ready to go! If using wallpaper paste follow the instructions on the packet. When it’s made, pour it into a pot. Pack the wallpaper paste and paintbrush into a bag. Put some gloves on and you’re ready to go.

Doing the wheatpasting: Put your mask on and find some nice spots to decorate. Paint the wheatpaste onto where you want to place your poster. Place your poster onto the paste and be careful to avoid creases. Paint over the sides of the poster with the paste, move on, and repeat!

Where you can locate the materials: Wallpaper paste, paintbrushes and pots can be borrowed from a local poundland or decorating store. Flour can be borrowed from a local supermarket.

“Borrowing”

You will need: A bag (tote bags work amazingly, but rucksacks and handbags can also do the job), a coat or jacket (make sure it has large enough pockets to put things in), a shop to borrow from (bigger shops tend to be easier)

Getting ready: When using a bag, it’s best to put things in beforehand, like a jumper and a book or two. Make sure to leave ID at home. Empty your pockets so you can fit more in. Make sure your outfit is as inconspicuous as possible, leave your crust gear at home. Remember to bring a mask.

In store borrowing: Put your mask on before you enter the store. If you’re bold enough, maybe greet the security guard as you enter. Find whatever items you’re looking for and discreetly place them into your bag or pocket. Keep an eye out for cameras and make sure to do this away from other people. Sometimes paying for one item can make you seem more inconspicuous. Once you’ve got what you want, you can either go straight out (make it seem like you’re coming from the tills) or go to the self service checkout. A lot of the time, the workers either don’t care or don’t pay attention so you can make it seem like you’re paying for things.

Food distribution

You will need: food (depending on the style of food distribution you will need different types of food), hand sanitiser and masks (for COVID safety), a kitchen to cook the food, a place to distribute the food from (you may need a table), cutlery (recyclable is ideal), plates or bowls (paper plates and bowls work perfectly)

Getting ready: Cook the meal you want to distribute, ideally make sure it’s something that can be eaten hot or cold and vegetarian or vegan. If you want to do a community fridge style food distribution, you will need to set up the fridge/storage space you plan to use. Make sure it’s sheltered from the weather.

If distributing a meal: Set up a table, ideally in a low income area or an area with a high homeless population. Serve the food into bowls/plates with cutlery. Often many people walking past will come up and take a meal. You can also walk around with meals and offer them out to local homeless people. You can put out a message on your local mutual aid network too to let people know about it.
If setting up a community fridge: set up the fridge and/or storage place outside. Ideally weigh it down so it can’t be taken. Put your food items into the fridge. Draw or leave up a sign on the fridge saying and explaining what it is. Try and regularly clean the fridge, for COVID safety and hygiene.

Where you can locate the materials: food can be borrowed or skipped from stores. You can try talk to store owners and see if they’ll give you food that would otherwise be binned. Paper bowls, plates, and cutlery can all be borrowed- if you are in contact with a mutual aid network, they may have some spare. If looking for a fridge/storage place, the streets provide. The fridge doesn’t need to work, just needs to be weather proof. You could also look on Freecycle or other websites for some fridges locally.

The Kids Won’t Be Quiet, They’re Going To Start A Riot – FSA Call For Day of Action

Full-Stop Affinity, a youth liberation anarchist environmentalist affinity group that organises under the Green Anti-capitalist Front and the Youth Liberation Front, are calling for an autonomous day of action against the state on the 6th of March. On their statement they said:

We’re calling for an autonomous day of action. A day of creation and destruction. Get organising. Keep it quiet. Keep it serious. Stay safe comrades

6th March. Get in action. Fuck shit up. Target capitalism. Target the state. Paint your streets. Fight injustice. Squat your local empty. Help the homeless community. Drop some banners. BE GAY DO CRIME!

We want direct action against the system. Anything you can do to attack the state. This March 6th the kids wont be quiet!

WE WILL FUCK SHIT UP!

On their poster they say:

We have been quiet for way too long. We must act now. We don’t want placards and speeches. We want action.

This year on the 6th of March we’re calling for an autonomous day of action. A day spent creating solidarity between our communities and destroying those who oppress us. Target the state.

Keep it quiet. Keep it serious.

CREATE. DESTROY. CAUSE CHAOS

You can follow updates by FSA on their twitter and instagram.

If you would like us to share any actions taken on the day, send us images, videos (make sure to clean metadata) or reports to: greenanticapitalistfront [at] riseup [dot] net

Solidarity with Greek students needed!

Statement by GAF Glagow

Support a fundraising campaign for Greek comrades under attack!

We stand in international solidarity with the 8 students targeted viciously by the Greek state, accused of having taken part in a direct action in solidarity with squats at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

These students were targeted because of their widespread active involvement in social struggles and within the anti-authoritarian milieu, and especially their involvement with the Self-Organised Students’ Centre of AUEB. They have been the subject of a local media frenzy, and have faced great repressive measures including surveillance, forced DNA retention, and the charge, among others, of “forming a criminal organisation”.

The Greek state is demanding an outrageous monetary amount to post the students’ bail (3000 Eur/person). With the anti-authoritarian milieu in Greece not being able to rely on its traditional fundraising methods, a Firefund campaign has been set up to support the comrades. Please support in any way you can!

Link: https://www.firefund.net/s8a.

Occupation in the Historical Polytechnic Campus of Athens in Protest Against the State Management of the Pandemic

Comrades from Greece have asked us to share an update on the situation in Greece and their callout to protest. What follows is a loose translation of their statement, which was released following a successful demostration in the streets of Athens on the 6th of November. While the details might pertain to the Greek experience, overall there are eerie similarities to what is also taking place in Britain and the rest of the world.

In relation to this call out for action, a banner has been hung over the gates of the historical Polytechnic campus in central Athens (or the “lower Polytechnic”) where the events during the Junta took place and the yearly commemoration is held. Also the university administration building (located in the new Polytechnic campus, or the “upper Polytechnic”) has been occupied by a coalition of student groups as part of the protest.

The most recent information we have indicates the police have closed access to the university and blocked all surrounding streets. Our Greek comrades are asking for international solidarity in order to resist the attack. Please share far and wide and organise any action you are capable of in order to put pressure on the Greek state. We’ll keep updating this article with any new developments.

Solidarity with our Greek comrades! Solidarity with everyone fighting state repression! For freedom, autonomy and self-organisation!

Click to read the occupation’s statement

Queer Feminist Squat opened in De Kinkerbuurt: Resquatting of Jan Hanzenstraat 115

We share a message sent to GAF announcing a new squat in Amsterdam. Amidst a wave of evictions and anti-squatter propaganda washing all over Europe, the news of a new radical squat opened brings us great joy. In a world ever more asphyxiating of our freedom to exist and live wherever we want to and however we want to, we must open new autonomous spaces to breath, to rest, to plot, to revolt and to imagine new ways of being, as well as making them a reality. Squat the world! Solidarity with all squats!

Three weeks ago the house at Jan Hanzenstraat 115 was re-squatted. The building was left empty for over a year after the previous occupiers were asked to leave, as supposedly it was to be demolished and replaced with four luxury apartments. The resquatting was done silently and after a few days the cops acknowledged the occupiers domestic peace.

A message from the occupiers:

We are against the state, patriarchy, police violence, capitalism and all forms of hierarchy and oppression. We will defend ourselves, and our right to exist and live the way we want. Gentrification is a direct attack on our communities, our livelihood and our freedom to be in the city. We are queer, feminist, antifascist and we are tired of this shit. Our free spaces are under attack everywhere and we will not stand by quietly watching their destruction. The time to occupy, resist and strike is now. The pandemic has had a disproportionately negative effect on working class people, womxn, Queer and BAME folks and other marginalised groups. We will not let ourselves be the collateral damage of this crisis. We take care of us. We stand in solidarity with womxn and queer people everywhere, fighting capitalism and patriarchy. Solidarity to our neighbours from Liebig 34. Our movement is international, it cannot be evicted by the state or contained within national borders.

If you are interested in helping out, learning more, or joining our Open Assembly. Shoot us an email on janhanzenstraat115@protonmail.com

Against The State’s Management of COVID19 – Statement and Call to Action by Greek Comrades

(The poster is for a demo happening in Athens called by Greek comrades. GAF is not calling a demo)

GAF has received an statement written by Greek comrades from the anarchist and anti-authoritarian movement, responding to the Greek state’s management of the COVID19 crisis. This will be followed by multiple actions to continue and expand the resistance that is already happening all over Greece. We share it here in solidarity with them. But also because we find that the circumstances they describe echo our experience during the pandemic under the rule of the British government. We recognise the same authoritarian logic of the state acting to entrench their power and protect their profits, rather than the lives of the people. For this, and many other past and ongoing atrocities, they have blood on their hands.

Our response mustn’t be to fall for the paranoid conspiracies of right-wing pundits, who seek to capitalise on the fear and confusion the people have been left in by the negligent and incompetent management of the state. Instead, we must organise to address the crisis through the autonomous self-organisation of free communities, guided by science, compassion and our own needs. In hope for this, we send our solidarity to our Greek comrades and to everyone else who suffers and struggles against the authoritarianism of the state. May their example ignite flames of resistance all over the world and burn down the disease of capitalism and the state.

Click to read statement

Seeds of Change: A call for Autonomous Gardening

Recently, GAF London went out for a session of guerrilla gardening. Like many green spaces in London, we saw a small plot of land that wasn’t being used for anything useful. Instead left barely maintained. We envision a world where communities grow stronger and autonomous by developing a mutually beneficial relationship with the land on which they live, tending to it and enjoying the riches it has to offer. The global chain of food distribution is ecologically unsustainable and based on the exploitation of the global south. The alienation from our own environment has damaged our relationship with nature and with each other. We must rebuild them if we want to create a better world in which future generations may be able to live.

The plot when we arrived there
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