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Solidarity to Ebba Olausson, imprisoned animal activist (Sweden)

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Ebba Olausson is a 22 year old girl, who has been sentenced to 2 years and 6 months prison for animal rights actions directed against fur farming. Ebba was together with other activists in Sweden accused and sentenced for a series of actions for the liberation of animals. She must get all our support now. Please write her name up and her address and write that people should support her in the news, updates, etc. This is the struggle for animal liberation and these prisoners need our total solidarity! (more…)

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Letter from anarchist prisoner Adriano Antonacci (Italy)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

“Violence generates violence. Regardless of what is right or wrong, no matter how abstruse is the boundary between opposites and how easily they can converge. The word violence and the concept it expresses present deep mystifications to those who have the monopoly on it. All expressions of dissent are being disproportionately repressed… no surprise… ‘go and tell them that it’s springtime’ [rough translation of ‘vagli a spiegare che è primavera’, a verse by the late anarchist singer and song-writer Fabrizio De Andrè].”

The modus operandi of cops and politicians is infamous enough, with their artistic architecture made of inexistent castles in the sky, and their accusing anarchists of belonging to imaginary associations; and with the judiciary of the State-Capital, servile and functional to miserable power, advocate and perpetrator of the dictates of dominion. (more…)

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Mobilisations outside and inside the prisons against the murder of Ilia Kareli and the new Type C prison plans (Greece)

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

 

Footage from these moments:

A big mobilization has started since last month in almost all by now Greek prisons. The mobilization is a reaction for the new law about the maximum security type C prisons. Meanwhile an inmate named Ilia Kareli killed a guard with a knife and the guards in different prisons along with the police tortured him and killed him. So the mobilization acts also in honour with Kareli’s murder and is continuing the struggle. We also send some photos from the A wing of Koridallos prisons (Athens) in an act of honour of Ilia Kareli’s death.

The slogans say “we never forget, we never forgive” “fire to the prisons bombs to the courthouses” “if not now when?” There is also a video of slogans that were shouted at our refusal as prisoners of the A wing and the female wing to get in the prison from the prison yard for 1 hour after the normal yard lock down.

Here are some banners from the women’s prison of Koridallos during the protest of around 1000 people outside the prison against the new maximum security type c prisons.

http://interarma.info/el/2014/04/06/ellada-pano-gynaikeies-fylakes/

Also some slogans written during the protest at Domokos prisons saying “rage and consciousness” “against the Greek Guantanamo” “knives in the prison guards” and “viva la fai/irf” Also at the Domokos prison protest there was some clashes between anarchists and cops. (more…)

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Update on 5e anarchist prisoners (Mexico)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Various weeks have passed since the last update on the case of the anarchists arrested on the 5th of January. A variety of events have occurred since then, here is an actualisation.

The General Prosecutor of the Republic was not able to find enough elements to maintain the charges of Terrorism and Organized Crime against the three, and they were charged with the accusations of Damages and Attack on the Public Peace. Their process is in the stage of presenting evidence and the first court dates are set for the 2nd and 3rd of April. (more…)

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Anarchistisches Radio Berlin: Interview with ABC Belarus on repression and other topics (Germany, Belarus)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

We would like to present you an interview the Anarchist Radio Berlin (Anarchistisches Radio Berlin: aradio.blogsport.de) made with a member of the Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) in Belarus about the anarchist prisoners in the country, the situation in Belarus and the neighbouring countries and the planned infotour through parts of Europe starting in April 2014.

This audio has been re-recorded with a different voice in order to protect the identity of the original speaker.

You’ll find the audio (to listen online or download in different sizes)
here:
http://aradio.blogsport.de/2014/03/31/a-radio-auf-englisch-interview-with-abc-belarus-2014/

The length is: 9:25 min.

Enjoy! And please feel free to share!

A-Radio Berlin

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Letter from anarchist comrade Tamara Sol Vergara, accused of the attack against Banco Estado security (Chile)

Monday, March 31st, 2014

I thank you so much for your support, I can feel your unconditional love deep in my heart. Any letter, note, delicious sweet or money support is a joy and an injection of energy in this cage. Taking advantage of the fact you’re all meeting there, I’m going to clarify some doubts that apparently are circulating here and there.

As for clarifying the facts I’m not going to say a word but rather give some signals of the situation. As far as prison is concerned, I had to face the conditions of the unit where I find myself, which is called “public connotation”. Here the jailers are trying to establish a schizophrenic “friendship” with the female prisoners, thus creating a sort of Syndrome of Stockholm [Note: Syndrome of Stockholm refers to a particular state of mind, which manifests itself after experiencing an extremely violent or traumatic episode, for example kidnapping or continuous abuse. The person with Syndrome of Stockholm being kept in captivity or being abused, comes to express positive feelings, even including love, for his or her torturer, thus establishing some sort of alliance and complicity between the victim and the torturer]. (more…)

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Letter from Fallon, an anarchist imprisoned for attacks with molotovs (Mexico)

Friday, March 28th, 2014

I want to begin this letter with a huge hug for all the compxs who are on the run, all those who are fighting for their liberty, and all those who are locked up and for whom this world of domination is trying to quell their rage. There is no cell, no wall, no authority to whom I give enough power to quiet my rage and my desire for liberty. I’ve had these feelings since I was a little one and now, in my heart and my head, they are stronger than ever, and there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t think of you guys, my friends. I can imagine, and they tell me as well, that the situation outside is very precarious. This doesn’t surprise me, as us deciding to be in conflict comes with repression. (more…)

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August 23-30, 2014 – International Solidarity Week for Anarchist Prisoners – Call out for action and resistance

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Call for an international mobilization, here.

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26 March 2014 : First hearing for anarchist comrades Adriano and Gianluca (Italy)

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Via Cassa di Solidarietà Aracnide:

Since October of 2013 Gianluca and Adriano are forced into the High Security Prison in sections 2 and imprisoned respectively to Alessandria and Ferrara. On March 26 the first hearing behind closed doors will be held.

They are jailed on charges that they carried out thirteen actions in the territory of the Castelli Romani against banks, a fur outlet, branch offices of ENI and ENEL [energy companies] and against the Albano landfill project.

Addresses to write are:

Gianluca Iacovacci
Via Casale 50 / A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italia

Adriano Antonacci
DC Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara
Italia

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Anarchist prisoners address update (Italy)

Friday, March 21st, 2014

These are the updated anarchist prisoner addresses in Italy

Via Cassa di Solidarietà Aracnide:

Nicola Gai;
Alfredo Cospito;
Adriano Antonacci;
Maurizio Alfieri;
Claudio Alberto

CC di Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara
Italia

Gianluca Iacovacci;
Mattia Zanotti;
Niccolò Blasi

CC di Alessandria
Via Casale 50/A
15122 San Michele (AL)
Italia

Davide Delogu
Via Bachelet 32
90129 Palermo
Italia

Marina Cugnaschi
CC Bollate
Via Cristina Belgioioso 120
20021 Milano
Italia

Alberto Funaro;
C/O Casa di reclusione di Rebibbia
Via Bartolo Longo 72
00156 Roma
Italia

Francesco Puglisi
CC di Roma Rebibbia
Via Raffaele Majetti 70
00156 Roma
(Braccio G9/2° Piano)
Italia

Chiara Zenobi
CC di Roma Rebibbia
Via Bartolo Longo 92
00156 Roma
Italia

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5E: Letter from Amélie (Mexico)

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Translated from french by sabotagemedia

February 23, Santa Martha prison, Mexico DF

On the evening of January 5, I was arrested with my comrades Fallon and Carlos for allegedly attacking the office of the Federal Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico, and also a Nissan dealership. Windows were broken and molotov cocktails were thrown inside the ministry, (according to what the evidence says) and inside the new cars of the dealership. Damages are evaluated to more than 70 000 pesos at the ministry and 100 000 pesos at Nissan.

Indeed, I’m an anarchist and live in Montreal, Canada. I was traveling in Mexico, and now my trip is being prolonged some time. (more…)

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Call for an international week of solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression (March 17-24, 2014)

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

From instintosalvaje:

This is a call for international solidarity with anarchists in Mexico facing repression, whether they are stuck behind the iron bars of prison cells or hiding out for their freedom.

The state of Mexico has turned its attention to the blossoming anarchist space that has been actively attacking the state’s defense apparatus, the very foundation upon which it stands. Now is the best time to draw inspiration from the anarchist space in Mexico, and to show some love to our imprisoned comrades. The history of Mexico is very rich, and cannot be summed up in a text such as this. What can be mentioned, however, are the efforts that have been made to live in conflict with the state.

This call comes at a time when the anarchist space in Mexico has been actively contributing to a struggle against power and domination. Attacks on police vehicles, banks, government buildings, and other symbols of power have led the Mexican state on a hunt to persecute those who have effectively threatened their foundation of social peace. (more…)

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Letter from John Bowden about his parole application (UK)

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Please sign the petition to the Parole Board for England and Wales and the Scottish Prison Service to release John Bowden

Imprisonment as a human experience probably has it’s closest parallel in slavery. People in prison are systematically stripped of basic human dignity and bodily integrity and reduced to the condition of caged animals. In terms of their relationship with the state and those who directly oversee and enforce their captivity prisoners are disempowered to the extent where even their most elemental of human rights are frequently treated with contempt and are in reality non-existent. By it’s very nature and intrinsic purpose imprisonment denies the imprisoned their very humanity. As a system and institution prison is incapable of being reformed and it most definitely doesn’t “rehabilitate” those held within it, and neither is it intended to; how can degrading and humiliating a human being improve the condition of their minds and characters. How can imprisoning and de-socialising someone make them more able and inclined to integrate back into “normal” society when they’ve emerged from such a brutalising and alienating experience? Prisons prime purpose is to punish and suppress and enforce social and political control – it is nothing more than a weapon of the state. (more…)

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Korydallos Prison: Banner-drop by anarchist prisoners of the 4th wing in solidarity with hungerstrikers in the hospital section (Greece)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Greek prisons:
“An act dedicated to our neighbours who are living in hell; from inside Koridallos”
Since February 17th, 2014, nearly 180 patient inmates at Aghios Pavlos ‘hospital’ in Koridallos prison are on strike, refusing meals and medications, to protest the horrific conditions.

Anarchists in the fourth wing of Koridallos men’s prison hung a banner out from the windows of ‘their’ cells, which are located directly opposite the prison hospital. The banner reads: “Strength, you guys! Break the sickening status quo you are experiencing (A)”. Hospital patients saw the banner and liked it a lot.

Strength to the prisoners’ struggle in Koridallos prison hospital!

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Jornada de Agitación Solidaria Internacionalista del 14 al 25 de Marzo del 2014 ante el juicio contra los compañeros Freddy, Marcelo y Juan por el Caso Security (Chile)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

banersecuritylistooo

Porque ninguna cadena será perpetua, y ninguna cárcel de “alta seguridad”

-Claudia López-

 

via Publicacion Refractario [english here via actforfree/radioazione]:


Ante juicios de la inquisición democrática…. En permanente Actitud de Combate al poder

Un asalto, un policía muerto y las campañas de exterminio

“A veces sale caro defender a los ricos”- Alexander M. Jacob.

 

El 18 de octubre de 2007 se produce un asalto a una entidad bancaria ubicada en pleno centro de Santiago, el Banco Security. Carabineros cierra el perímetro de la sucursal  con el objetivo de dar con los participantes en el hecho. Así en un control a una  motocicleta, se produce un enfrentamiento  armado y  Luis Moyano, cabo de Carabineros, cae muerto en el lugar. Otro funcionario policial resulta herido.

Santiago Centro se convulsiona y la cacería se desata en venganza. El  Departamento de inteligencia de Carabineros hace un rápido balance de la orquestación táctica del atraco, caracterización de los participantes, tipo de armamento y repliegue. Tras rápidos análisis lanzan la sentencia: los autores son ex-miembros de un grupo subversivo. (more…)

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Greece: Update on comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos (Athens)

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

via interarma:

Today, the imprisoned member of CCF, Mihalis Nikolopoulos, stood trial for beating, in the misdemeanor court of Evelpidon.

He was sentenced to three years of imprisonment, after he insulted the judges, telling them to shove the “mitigating circumstances” up their asses. Additionally, he was prosecuted for insulting the judges. He was transferred to the police precinct in Kypseli, where he refused to let them take his pictures and to give them his fingerprints, which resulted in him being prosecuted for disobedience. His trial was postponed and a new hearing for these new prosecution will be set in the future.

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Athens: Text concerning the hunger-thirst strike of anarchist hostages of the 4th wing of Koridallos prisons (Greece)

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

via actforfree:

The following text is a presentation of what followed the incident with and also some general thoughts surrounding the institution of incarceration and how we stand across it as anarchists. Our desire was for it to come out earlier, but our transfer to another wing, the beating of Giannis by the CCF and various other prison matters delayed it.

On 13/12/13, when the yard closed we returned to human-guard Giannis Milonas a small percentage of the violence he applies everyday while holding a key. This specific guy insisted on his quarrelsome behavior when some comrades called him out on the ironic comments he made the day before.

This incident was, for the service, the reason to break up our community which had become a constant thorn for them. In the recent times there have been numerous clashes since we were trying with various ways and for matters we considered nodal, (hunger strike of communists from Turkey, the placing of barbedwire above the yards) to sabotage, to the measure that is possible, the function of the prison. (more…)

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5E: End of the arraigo, terrorism case falls – Comrades now detained under charges of damages and attacks on public peace (Mexico)

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

from fuegoalascarceles
translated from Spanish by sabotagemedia

Yesterday February 17, marked the end of the 40 days of arraigo* decreed by the Attorney General of the Republic against our compañerxs Carlos López, Amelie Pelletier and Fallon Poisson.

During these forty days they tried to put together a case for Terrorism and Organized Crime against them, however, and despite intimidating and inquisitorial methods, they were unable to mount their case, so that at the end of the arraigo our compañerxs were released for lack of evidence. The Local Police of the Federal District has since detained them on charges of damages and attacks to public peace. (more…)

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Santiago: Letter from Tamara Sol’s family (Chile)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

From vivalaanarquia, transl. waronsociety:

Villa Francia, Feb 3, 2014

Dear friends and compxs:

Our beloved Tamara Sol is imprisoned.

With the speed of an avenging lightning bolt, as always happens when they are condemning a poor person or a subversive, a judge of the system, Paoloa Robinovich, is considering sentencing her to 10 years and a day to life in prison, accusing her of “aggravated robbery” (robo calificado) the hardest statue in the Chilean penal system, arguing that Tamara Sol is a danger to society. Society constructed so orderly on the aberrant inequality between a few immensely rich and the many immensely poor; a society militarized with hundreds of cops in its streets and with everything in the periphery, taking hostage the youth of the poblaciones, with authorization to beat them, lie, create montages, arrest, reinvent cases, assassinate, spy, photograph… a society that is the “big market,” a society proud of the individualism it has created, proud of the mediocrity it has created, a society in which the mediums of communication transmit only show business or passionate crimes… The judge, defending this society, has dictated that Tamara Sol shall remain in San Miguel Jail in the high security module during the investigation period (which by principle is 60 days). In this module of punishment, there is only a half hour to go outside…or perhaps they are caged all day. (more…)

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Trial date finally set for comrades Juan, Freddy and Marcelo (Chile)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

from vla, transl wos:

Compañeras and compañeros,

We inform you that finally, and after a legal precision that was carried out a few days ago, there is finally a definitive date for the beginning of the oral trial of the compañeros Juan Aliste Vega, Freddy Fuentevilla and Marcelo Villarroel, accused in the so-called Security Case. We remember that they have asked for sentences for the compañeros from 18 years of prison up to life imprisonment for several bank robberies and the death of the cop Moyano in October 2007. (more…)

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