Ladislav Kuc was arrested in Slovakia in 2012 and has been serving a prison sentence ever since. He was accused of illegal possession of arms, manufacturing explosives, and terrorism for a bombing in front of a McDonald’s on December 28, 2011, in which there were no injuries. During a house search police found materials related to ALF and components for another bomb.

His prison term is nearing the end but his case has not been publicised extensively so not many folks have heard about him, and he still has fines to pay upon his release. He is scheduled for release on January 1st, 2023!

Our comrades at PhillyABC have organised a “welcome home” fundraiser to try and help when he is released and they are in contact with a Slovak solicitor who might be able to help mitigate Ladislav’s upcoming fines.

If you can afford it, please donate to the crowdfunder for Ladislav, which you can find here:

All donations will be sent to Ladislav to help him with basic expenses adjusting to life outside of prison and welcome him back with his family and community. A prison sentence doesn’t just rob you of your freedom and can seriously impact your health and your finances. Supporting Ladislav right now is ensuring that he is able to find his feet after more than a decade in prison.

Consider chucking a few coins as a winter solstice present and share the fundraiser around as much as you possibly can! Lastly, it would be amazing if you could send one last letter to Ladislav, just to let him know that people outside are still thinking about him and that he has not been forgotten. Coming out of over a decade of prison can be a real whirlwind of emotions and knowing that people outside have his back will certainly help.

Write a quick letter or a postcard, pop it in the mail with fast delivery and lets all show solidarity to Ladislav as he is released from the jaws of the state.


Ladislav Kuc



19/670 Priečinoik 7




PS: Slovakian friends and comrades, if any of you is reading this, please get in touch! Let’s organise and ensure Ladislav has a local network he can rely on upon his release!


5th November, Burggriesbach Germany.

According to local press, a 71-year-old hunter was about to climb his raised hunting hide near Burggriesbach when the structure collapsed. The hunter fell backwards to the ground.

According to the Neumarkt police station in the Upper Palatinate, the hunter suffered minor injuries as a result of the fall. As cause it was determined that the supports of the high seat had been sawed off. According to police, the act must have been committed between October 22 and November 5. The officials investigate now because of damage to property and bodily injury.


A few weeks ago we covered the Resistance Committee, a collection of leftist and anti-authoritarian militia groups fighting in Ukraine’s Territorial Defence Units against the Putinist invasion. We’ve caught up with them with some questions about their work and bringing ecological anarchist politics to militant resistance.

In the West, it is easy to deride those who choose to fight in the Ukrainian state forces against Russia. Who would want to lay down their life for a capitalist, oligarchic state? The Resistance Committee told us, “We are aware that Ukraine itself is an arena of fight for social justice. And those forces that really dare to have a considerable role in [that fight] should assume their reputation in defensive resistance”. This brings to mind the anarchists of the Spanish Civil War, who would not vote in the elections of the Republic, but came together to fight the fascist coup that threatened it

Of course, war not only leads to the death and displacement of humans, but also the destruction of ecologies and wildlife. There is a necessary tension for an ecological anarchist fighting in a war with bullets and machines. The Resistance Committee pointed us in particular to the Ecological Platform, an avowedly ecological unit under their umbrella. The Ecological Platform regularly post on their Telegram channel about the work they do, but also the necessity to fight this war in order to stop ecocide. Pacifism is well and good, and the manufacturing and selling of weapons is clearly one of the most lucrative and destructive industries that is propped up by state power, but Ukraine losing this war to Putin will only serve to escalate global militarism, and capitalist industrialists across the world will be the only ones to profit.

The Resistance Committee pointed out that they get very little support from the Ukrainian state. Apart from a rifle and basic rations, they are left to fundraise and gather their own supplies. Especially as the Ukrainian rations are rarely vegetarian, let alone vegan, this includes relying on the solidarity of supporters both in Ukraine and abroad. It shows how these anarchist units are hardly in the pocket of the Ukrainian state, and that when it comes to collective militant self defence, the only people we can rely on is each other.

In fighting this war, Ukrainian anarchists and their internationalist comrades are bringing together unique experiences in collective self defence and solidarity. When this war is over who knows where that experience will take anarchism in Ukraine?

As winter starts to bite, the Resistance Committee is fundraising for chemical warmers and winter clothes. You can support their struggle by donating in the following ways:

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1st November, Athens Greece.

PHOTO: Unrelated, arson at a police dog training school in Germany, 2019.

Athens, Explosive attack on meat industry – Signal of solidarity to G.Michailidis and to Alfredo Cospito by Anarchists

With this text we take responsibility for the fire of 3 refrigerator-trucks of Davoutis SA, in Nea Ionia, Athens. All three trucks, which were parked next to the main shop-slaughterhouse of the company, were completely destroyed by the flames. This company has been active for decades in the trade of murdered animals, making it one of the largest domestic ‘meat markets’.

Our action is a signal of solidarity, complicity and comradeship with comrade Giannis Michailidis and his struggle, not only in the capacity of a prisoner with a “just demand”, but with all the perspectives and contents of struggle that as an anarchist he has put on the table of subversive fermentations.

With this action, therefore, we in turn want to put a small stone in the broadening of the struggle for freedom and the enrichment of its perspectives and practices. We want to reposition in the integral place it occupies within the resistance to the plundering of nature, the targeting and sabotage of structures that enrich themselves through the torture and mass extermination of non-human animals.
The creation of communities of resistance and direct action against development projects on remote mountain tops and rivers. The struggles for the militant defence of the few remaining urban green zones (such as those evolving in the hills, parks and squares of Athens). The collective vigilance and organisation for the protection and rescue of forests from the devastating fires of urbanisation. Our self-education on the destructive consequences of the continuous development of industrial civilization, on the evolving climate change and further radical analysis and action against the hourglass of destruction.

All of the above go together with the recognition of the importance of saving biodiversity and animal ecosystems, they go together with the struggle for the liberation of every individual, every animal from the confinement structures of the “food” industry, from the experimental laboratories of “progress”, from the hands of the “clothing” skinners. They go along with the coherent attitude of vegetarianism, to the point at which the opposition to the domination of man over other animals is completed at the individual level. An opposition that emanates from the most elementary features of counter-authoritarian thought and practice.

The connection between the causes of the incessant deforestation, the overwhelming monocultures of cereals to feed farm animals, the enormous contribution of the livestock industry to the greenhouse effect and the pollution of the subsoil and aquifer, the mass extinction of species, is more obvious than ever. It is the background of the packaging that ends up on the shelves of supermarkets and large markets like Davoutis’ and then on the plates of a connoisseurial society living in generalised indifference. A backstage characterized from beginning to end by torture, confinement, the blood of those who have no voice to speak the obvious: We are not objects, we are not commodities!

But beyond the imposed conditions and the effects of the modern dystopia of mass societies. The project of a life without imposition and exploitation is completed and acquires a comprehensive perspective when, through opposition to power as the driving force of the suffering of this world, we place at its centre, as inherent characteristics in the here and now, freedom, self determination, life itself, of all living beings. For just as was said above: no life can be sacrificed as an object, as a commodity!

Let this action be taken as an address, a call to the comrades who share a common perspective for total liberation and are in the unfortunate position of a marginalized minority, to disentangle themselves and to speak out, to act, to organize. The massive social acceptance enjoyed by all these structures that torture and murder animals and projects that destroy nature makes their infrastructures targets beyond suspicion, in many cases unguarded and vulnerable. They are everywhere, inside and outside metropolitan centres.
Finally, we declare that we are closely following the development of Giannis’s case. We do not intend to treat the prolonged torture of the comrade during his hunger strike and his continued incarceration through bureaucratic mockery as mere dots on a chronology of events. They are experiences of particular pain and cost to the life and freedom of the comrade… they are causes of intensified hostilities.

Immediate release of the anarchist guerrilla Giannis Michaelidis
Support and Victory to the hunger strike of Alfredo Cospito
Sabotage the confinement and torture of human and non-animal animals
Until the destruction of the last cage….”


During the campaign to shut down Phil Kerry’s T&S Rabbits farm, folks organised a demo outside one of his farms. That particular demo heated up, and some of the people spontaneously decided to run in and take the rabbits away from the farm in the middle of the day. They would coin the date as Operation Easter Bunny on a later report.

A few activists were arrested during the demonstration, and even though they were outside of the perimeter of the farm, they were accused of theft.

On Wednesday 7th of December five people have a plea hearing in Leicester Magistrates (UK) at 11am. They would be glad to see support by the entrance of court, so if you can make it, go show solidarity!

That day saw thirty rabbits liberated from a fur farm in broad daylight, in front of a very busy nature reserve. Whilst the folks arrested might’ve not set foot onto the farm, there is no doubt that every single action, every effort, every demo and every placard played a crucial role to shut down T&S Rabbits for good.

Please show as much solidarity as you can for the Rutland 5, and if you cannot travel to court on Wednesday, ensure you leave a few encouraging messages on the comments below. Do remember that they have not been convicted of theft and that your comments should not imply that they are guilty of anything but caring for the Rutland bunnies.



30th November, Mineappolis USA

received anonymously via email:

“We visited a health food store in Minneapolis for the third time. We filled a cart full with bison meat and left it in an aisle. The products will spoil fast for a $600 loss. It was asked if the store will replace the items. Yes. But after repeated actions they will stop ordering these products, causing economic damage to a small and niche industry like the buffalo meat industry. This would be most effective for stores smelling foie gras, cornish hens, buffalo meat, etc.”


received anonymously via email:

30th November, Mexico.

ENGLISH (translation)

“From the territory dominated by the mexican state.

We join the call to action for solidarity after the kidnap of four antispeciesist comrades in Chile by the state. They have been stolen from their freedom after being accused of arson on trucks and fridges against the Susaron meat packing plant the last september. After a repressive action by the police they were arrested and remanded on the 4th of November.

International solidarity with all fighting speciesism, capitalism and the state, sacrificing their life and freedom to defeat this exploitative, violent and hierarchical system.

You can send us to jail, but the flames that burn in our hearts will never be extinguished!

Fire to Susaron and to all other capitalist enterprises that profit from the bodies and lives of everybody else! May the fire of sabotage spread! Down with the prisons! “


“Desde territorio dominado por el estado mexicano

Nos sumamos a las acciones solidarias y de protesta por la detención de 4 compas antiespecistas de Chile, que se encuentran ahora privadxs de su libertad por ser acusadxs de sabotaje incendiario contra frigoríficos y camiones de la empresa cárnica Susaron (ataque ocurrido en Septiembre). Tras una operación represiva fueron arrestadxs y acusadxs este 04 de noviembre.

Solidaridad internacional con todxs lxs que atentan al especismo, al capitalismo y al estado, sacrificando sus vidas y sus libertad por derrotar a este sistema explotador, depredador, violento y jerárquico.

Pueden encarcelarnos pero nunca podrán apagar las llamas que arden en nuestros corazones!

Que arda Susaron y todas las empresas capitalistas que lucran con los cuerpos y las vidas de lxs demas! Que se expanda el fuego del sabotaje! Abajo la cárcel!”


16th November, Northern Italy.

Received anonymously via email:


“In the night a group belonging to the Animal Liberation Front broke into one of the many prisons where suffering and death reign, freeing 40 animals from the evil fate imposed on them by criminal humans.

Our only regret is we were not able to save more.

In memory of Barry Horne.



“16 novembre 2022, nord Italia.
Nella notte un gruppo appartenente
al Fronte di Liberazione Animale
si e’ introdotto in uno dei tanti lager
di detenzione dove regnano
sofferenza e morte,
liberando 40 animali dal malvagio
destino loro imposto
dall’umano criminale.
Il nostro unico rammarico e’
non essere riusciti a salvarne di piu’.
In memoria di Barry Horne.


1st December, Ringmer UK.

received anonymously via email:

“Behind this fence are kennels shared by the Crawley & Horsham and South Down & Eridge fox hunts. Week in, week out, they are terrorising wildlife while simultaneously abusing hounds and horses for their own selfish enjoyment and financial gain.

Our message is clear: your scummy activities will not be tolerated here and your reign over the countryside is over.”


Back in September, national and international news covered an arson attack at a meat packaging plant in Chile, where the refrigeration system and the trucks had been set alight by antispeciesist activists.

In November, four people were arrested and remanded to prison accused of the arson and under investigation.

Since then, the four comrades arrested have been adjusting to prison but their spirits are high and their political views are stronger than ever. They even managed to help rescue a cat and her kittens from inside of prison to release them to the free world to be seen by a vet. A true prison escape story!

They are going to need lots of support economically, but they should also receive emotional support and as many letters of love and support as possible.

Prosecution is asking for a minimum of 10 years in prison, but they will have a review of their case (and a reevaluation of their remand) in January 2023.

The four comrades arrested have chosen to remain anonymous and are using pseudonyms as names, they do not wish their photos to be published and will be receiving letters via an email address that is managed by friends outside.

RU/GATO is an anarcho-nihilist, vegan, straight edge prisoner. He is 28 years old, loves animals and hates drugs. He maintains his belief in illegal direct action as the tool to fight for animal and total liberation. He considers himself a proud political prisoner against the business that controls the Chilean territory.

PANDA is a straight edge, vegan anarchist prisoner. He is 26 years old. Enemy of the law and order forcefully imposed by the capitalist system. Loves nature, ecosystems, animals and simplicity. Proud political prisoner, honest with his politics and vehemently in favour of animal and human liberation from the business-territory so-called Chile.

ITA is a vegan, straight edge prisoner. She is 23 years old. She loves nature, animals and specially colours and cats! She opposed the system and the so called law and order. Proud antispeciesist political prisoner. She feels calm and patient with the consequences of the illegal fight against speciesism.

TORTU is a vegan, anarcho-nihilist, straight edge political prisoner. Hates the system, loves nature, animals and freedom for all. Proud political prisoner for animal liberation.

Please write to them, you can simply write an email specifying who you are sending it to [email protected]

If you can afford it, consider sending some cash to the support group, who will be redistributing funds between them for commissary but also will be helping with legal costs, solicitors and court costs.

Their communal PayPal is

(“Neither guilty nor innocent, we are enemies!”)