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Running Down the Walls 2014, who’s in? (USA)

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Running Down The Walls (RDTW) 2014!

See the list of runs going on at http://www.abcf.net/blog/rdtw-2014/
^^If you are not on that list, email info (at) abcf (dot) net to get on it!

Organize:

This year’s RDTW is coming up fast and we need you to organize a run of your own. If you have sandals or better, than you can, at the very least walk down the walls with us on Sunday September 7th at 10A.M. To organize a Running Down The Walls, you should get as many comrades as you can, find a nice cool area, get people to sponsor you for a couple bucks, hydrate, then run!

We Want To Run With You!
On Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross Federation and RAC-LA will host the 5K Run/Walk/Bike around MacArthur Park. This Run is designed to raise much-needed funds for the ABCF Warchest program and for RAC. We are attempting to reach the goal of $3,500 with the run. (more…)

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Update about Gabriel Pombo da Silva – EN/ES/FR (Spain)

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

On Wednesday, August 6, 2014, comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva finally came out of the provisional isolation (which had been set in A Lama on June 17) to be transferred to the prison of Topas (Salamanca). He arrived there on Friday, August 8th and is now in a single cell.
However, we were notified again about the intervention on all communications (written, telephone and visits). The prison administration also has an arsenal of measures to punish and abuse and revenge on those, like Gabriel, Francisco, Monica and many others, who refuse to lower their head and submit. To quote, including repeated attempts to break relationships, difficult – and for some impossible- contact with the outside or withholding friends posts, as just happened, only three days after his arrival in Topas. (more…)

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Revolutionary Struggle: Nikos Maziotis claims political responsibility for Bank of Greece bombing (Greece)

Friday, August 15th, 2014

News-report from mainstream media:

The detained urban guerrilla Nikos Maziotis recently spoke to Efimerida ton Syntakton and – as a member of the Revolutionary Struggle – has accepted the political responsibility of the bombing of the Bank of Greece in April, noting that the IMF’s offices in Greece are hosted there.

Maziotis also sent a message to his fugitive partner Panagiota Roupa, telling her to “stay free and raise our son” and that “despite the casualties, the struggle continues”. In his interview his expresses his sorrow for the injury of innocent bystanders during the shoot-out in Monastiraki, but noted that the injuries came from ricochets, rather than direct shots.

Finally, the stressed that “anyone who thinks that they are a fighter or an anarchist and believes that they must act within the limits of lawfulness, should better join a legal parliamentary party, to become a part of the system and not pretend to be a fighter or rebel or anarchist”.

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Anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva in prison transfer to Salamanca (Spain)

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The new address from Gabriel is:

Gabriel Pombo da Silva

Centro Penitenciario de Topas – Salamanca.

Ctra. N-630, km. 314 37799 Topas (Salamanca)

Espanya

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Update on CCF’s trial – Sessions 99th-109th (Greece)

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Inter Arma received and translated:

109th session

In this session the testimonies of the defence witnesses called by some defendants who are not members of CCF, were scheduled to begin. Before the beginning of this procedure, the comrades of CCF read a statement concerning their refusal to call defence witnesses.

Here are some fragments of that statement:

” … this trial is reaching its end. At this point, your legal culture gives us the right to call defence witnesses. But the logic of calling some other individual to defend you, seems crippled and victim-like to us.

We are aware of the fact that, a parade of defence witnesses takes place in many trials against anarchists and that one can even find representatives of the Left and university professors among those people.

Quite often, defence witnesses in full cooperation with the defendants build a humanitarian profile for the ones prosecuted, presenting them to be “good people”, “intelligent students” and “pure ideologues” in order to win the judges’ sympathy. This whole scenery seems to us more like a psychotherapy session than an aggressive stance against the judges. (…) So, we are neither “good people” nor “intelligent students” and “pure ideologues” who are prosecuted for their ideals. We are anarcho-nihilists prosecuted because they put their ideas into practice without ever regretting anything.

This is why we refuse to be victims that need defence. For us the best “defence” is the continuing actions of the illegal cell of CCF and the network of FAI/IRF.

So, we don’t look for defence witnesses but for accomplices to commit the “crime” of anarchy (…)”.

After the reading of the statement, the lawyers of the rest of the defendants referred to some trial documents. A document was filed which proved that A.Mitrousias takes classes of the Open University while in prison, while there was a reference to the fact that G.Karagiannidis attended a graduation ceremony in order to receive his degree, while the comrades of CCF were in clandestinity.

The testimony of the first defence witness was interrupted because of the tension created in the courtroom.

108th session

The reading of additional documents continued.

107th session

The reading of additional documents continued.

106th session

The reading of additional documents continued.

105th session

The reading of the reasoning of the condemnatory decision of the previous trial continued.

104th session

The reading of the reasoning of the condemnatory decision of the previous trial continued.

103d session

The reading of the reasoning of the condemnatory decision of the previous trial continued. Among other things, it was stated that CCF’s attacks had a negative impact on the country’s image abroad and that this resulted in scaring foreign financial investors.

102nd session

The basic reasoning of the condemnatory decision of the previous trials against CCF for the Chalandri case was read (we remind you that the comrades have already been sentenced to more than 200 years of imprisonment…). Indicative of the trial’s atmosphere is the fact that it was stated that the warning telephone call before the explosion in the Ministry of Macedonia and Thrace was made to “terrorize” civilians.

101st session

The session was postponed due to the absence of one of the judges.

100th session

The reading of some additional documents of the Counter-terrorism agency was completed and the date for the next session, where the testimonies of the defence witnesses would begin, was scheduled. The comrades of CCF stated that they will not call defence witnesses since they stand against the logic of being defended by other individuals in an enemy territory like a courtroom. “We are not here to have defence witnesses calling us “good people” with “ideals”. We are here because we are prisoners of the state and we declare that we are everlasting enemies of the system you represent…”

99th session

In this session the question of whether the defendants who haven’t claimed responsibility for participating in CCF, are indeed members of the group or not, was raised once again.

The comrades of CCF repeated in every possible way that it goes without saying that whoever doesn’t claim responsibility for being a member of CCF cannot obviously be their comrade or a member of the group.

That was the first time when the judge and the prosecutor referred to “secondary members”, who are not part of the group’s nucleus and don’t make decisions, wanting to create suspicions for the rest of the defendants. The comrades of CCF clearly stated that there are neither secondary or main members nor a decision making nucleus. CCF is a not group that was created on the basis of rules and hierarchy but a living experiment of human relations, far away from leaders and followers. Their exact statement was the following: “CCF is a conspiracy of friendship and comradeship among anarchists who feel alive only in their actions.” While they, once again, affirmed the deep political and ethical differences, which separate them from the rest of the defendants.

Sessions with defence witnesses

The testimonies of the defence witnesses called by A. Mitrousias, K. Sakkas, G. Karagiannidis and S. Antoniou, who have nothing to do with CCF, took place in the following sessions.

Among the defence witnesses were personal friends of the defendants, their parents, former employers, university professors, DNA scientists as well as communists and anarchists.

All of them testified that those defendants have nothing to do with CCF and its actions. The political defence witnesses testified about things like the massive movement, the police frame-ups against anarchists, the oppression of Capital, the social struggles, while the judges were often asking about the difference between an anarchist and an anti-authoritarian (?). The personal defence witnesses testified about the character of the defendants and their relationship with them, in their working area (i.e. there was a testimony by the former employer of G. Karagiannidis) and in other social relations (from the testimonies it became known that A. Mitrousias had decided to surrender himself on the 8th of December in order to go on trial during the first trial against CCF).

In between those sessions the nationwide hunger strike of the prisoners in Greece against the bill for the creation of maximum security prisons took place. The comrades of CCF and the rest of the defendants interrupted the trial until the end of the hunger strike.

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Letter from Gülaferit Ünsal, who was on hunger-strike in solidarity with prisoners in Greece (Germany)

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

via RHI-SRI:

Hi there,

I did a three-day hunger strike (18-20 July.) In solidarity with the Greek prisoners. Isolation is torture. I myself am in an isolation cell for 2 years and 3 months. I understand very well the situation of the Greek. prisoners. I was also in a Greek jail. I know the conditions of the Greek Prisoners.
You know the F-type prison system in Turkey. 7-year-old death fast against isolation cells in Turkey, against the F-type prisons. 122 people have died in the resistance against the F-type prisons.
I do not want a new massacre somewhere in this world. But, imperialism and fascism always want a new massacre in the world. Isolation is a capitalist policy. It is not only related to the prisons. It deprives a brain. 7 years Death Fast has shown the whole world that this is impossible. Everyone should show resistance to the isolation. Anyone can do it. It is possible!
Then yet another development. Murderer Israel has bombed Gaza. A massacre in Palestine! (more…)

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¿Por qué atacamos la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes? La SCT, lxs anarquistas y la lucha por la tierra 5E: Sobre nuestros compañerxs anarquistas presxs (Mexico)

Monday, August 4th, 2014

5E: Sobre nuestros compañerxs anarquistas presxs

El 5 de enero del 2014 lxs compañerxs anarquistas Carlos López Martin “El Chivo” (Mexicano), Fallon Poisson y Amellie Pelletier (Canadienses) fueron detenidxs en la ciudad de México bajo la suposición de haber sido los responsables del ataque a una de las oficinas de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), Carlos se encuentran en el Reclusorio Oriente y Amellie y Fallon en el Reclusorio de Santa Martha en estos momentos después de haber concluido con un arraigo de 40 días así como del fallido intento para inculparles legalmente de “Terrorismo” y entre otras pantomimas judiciales en estos momentos lxs compañerxs se enfrentaran con dos procesos penales; uno del fuero local por los delitos de Ataques a la paz pública y Daños agravados, (ataque a una concesionaria Nissan) y por el que no alcanzan fianza y otro más federal por el delito de Daños en Propiedad Ajena (ataque a la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transporte)(1). (more…)

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Solidarity with anti-G8 prisoner Liam Harriman (UK)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

From LDMG via RabbleLDN:

Liam Harriman has just been sent to prison for 8 weeks (16 week sentence of which he’ll probably serve 8). He was arrested at the G8 protest last summer in London. Please support him. You can write to him directly:

Liam Harriman (A0131DG)
HMP Pentonville
Caledonian Rd
London N7 8TT
UK

You can also use the web site emailaprisoner.com to write via the internet, messages get printed out and given to prisoners the next day

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A second defendant is also reported to have been given a custodial sentence in relation to the Stop G8 week of action last year. More details will be added once established whether they would like to receive support.

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International prisoner solidarity address listings compiled by ABC Brighton (UK)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

ABC Brighton have put together a list of anarchist prisoners from around the world, if you notice any errors or prisoners missing, contact them: brightonabc@riseup.net

http://brightonabc.org.uk/texts/aug_2014_prisoner_list.pdf

Get your pens out and send a letter or a postcard to a prisoner today. Here’s a great writing guide from ABC Leeds. Can’t jail the spirit – keep fighting – keep writing!

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ABC Wien Veranstaltung zu anarchistischen Gefangenen und möglichen Perspektiven – 23/7/2014 (Österreich)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

EKH. Wielandgasse 2 – 4, 1100 Wien

Beginn: 18 Uhr

Anlässlich der Solidaritätswoche mit anarchistischen Gefangenen vom 23. – 30. August 2014 organisieren wir eine Info- bzw. Diskussionsveranstaltung. Es wird eine Einführung zu anarchistischen Gefangenen und dem Kampf gegen Gefängnisse geben. Danach wollen wir mit euch unter anderem über folgende Punkte diskutieren.

→ Was sind unsere Positionen zu Internationalismus und Solidarität

→ Was können wir hier tun? Welche Arten der Unterstützung sind möglich?

→ Welche Dimensionen hat Repression? Was bedeutet Knast für uns? Wie können wir uns damit konfrontieren, und welche Strategien könnten wir entwickeln?

Wir möchten damit uns selbst und allen Beteiligten die Möglichkeit zum Austausch und zur Diskussion bieten. Und einige Fragen besprechen die uns schon seit längerer Zeit beschäftigen…

ABC Wien

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Rio de Janeiro: Semana Internacional de Solidariedade axs Presxs (Brazil)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Muralismo, Filmes, Oficinas, Apresentacoes e Performances, Debates anti-carcerarios, mini-cursos, Gig contra as prisoes…

ABC Rio de Janeiro

We are passing through a moment when there is a lot of discussions about political prisoners in Brazil, and especially in our town, Rio de Janeiro. To us all prisoners are political prisoners, nowadays we hear a lot this sentence, but we don’t discuss it’s real meaning and implications. We would like to take a deeper look at questions related do incarceration in our society and among our fellow comrades. Therefore we invite everyone to take part in the activities of the International Week of Solidarity with prisoners here in Rio de Janeiro, from the 23 of August to the 31. (more…)

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Schedule of Events: International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in Hamilton (Canada)

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

International Week for Anarchist Prisoners

This August marks the first annual Week for Anarchist Prisoners.
Commencing on the anniversary of the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, the week will run August 23rd-30th. A packed week of events will be hosted in Hamilton to spread information about anarchist prisoners and to fundraise in support of our incarcerated comrades.

All proceeds from the week will be donated and split between Mexico ABC and Moscow ABC.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, August 25th – 5E Anarchist Prisoners in Mexico

Join us for a presentation on the case of the 5E prisoners in Mexico. Friends of the incarcerated anarchists will cover details of the case, the context of anarchist organizing in Mexico, and discuss the support work being done throughout the continent. (more…)

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Banner: Solidarity with Nikos Maziotis and prisoners in struggle (Greece, Germany & Switzerland)

Friday, August 1st, 2014



Here’s a photo from Switzerland. Solidarity to Maziotis and the prisoners who fight!

RHI-SRI

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Revolutionary Struggle: Update on Nikos Maziotis / Aggiornamento su Nikos Maziotis / Update zu Nikos Maziotis / Mise à jour concernant Nikos Maziotis (Greece)

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

As you will know, on July 16 after a random check, Nikos Maziotis was arrested after a gunshot injury to his arm. From the very first moment, the bourgeois media attempted to present the comrade as a “social threat” and to devalue the political action of Revolutionary Struggle. In reality Nikos Maziotis defended his life and his freedom with gun in hand.

The media and the police tried to project a manufactured version of events where Nikos Maziotis was shooting indiscriminately endangering the lives of bystanders, which is far from reality. Immediately after, intense investigations and searches of comrades’ houses began and a manhunt was organized for Pola Roupa who escapes capture.

Nikos Maziotis’ health status is out of danger and around the middle of September he will know if further surgery on his arm is required. He is exhausted from the surgery and takes strong medication for the risk of infection. (more…)

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Sächsische Provinz: Soliaktion für Griechische Gefangene (Deutschland)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

MIT POWER DURCH DIE MAUER! – Nur Angst, Kein Respekt – Gegen alle
Zwangsanstalten und die Gesellschaft des Einsperrens!
Anlässlich der Solidaritätstage mit den Griechischen Gefangenen, haben wir beim Antirassistischen Fußballturnier in Lohmen zusammen mit anderen Kicker_innen ein kleines Solifoto geknipst!

Das griechische Parlament beschloss kürzlich ein Gesetz, dass die Haftbedingung sukzessiv verschärft und nach unserer Auffassung vor allem politische Rebellion in und außerhalb der Knäste einschüchtern und bekämpfen soll. Nach der Einführung der griechischen Variante des Paragraphen 129a (1) folgt nun „ganz logisch“ eine aggressivere Bestrafung vermeintlicher Terrorist_innen. Unliebsame Subjekte, die mit ihrem Engagement für den Staat ein Problem darstellen, sollen als Gefangene des „Typ C“ nach Möglichkeit in Isolationshaft fast beliebig lange begraben werden. (2)

Gleichzeitig werden die Inhaftierten nach ihren „Verbrechen“ selektiert um die gegenseitige Solidarität zu unterbinden!

Wir wissen, dass unsere Aktion nicht einmal im Ansatz eine Antwort auf diesen Angriff des Staates darstellt. Ein Banner zu malen und ein Foto zu schießen unterbricht weder die staatliche Routine, noch wird es viele andere Menschen von unseren Ideen überzeugen. Dennoch wollen wir den Gefangenen (in GR) ein kleines Zeichen unserer Solidarität senden damit sie vielleicht etwas Kraft schöpfen können.
Auch unser ganz alltäglicher Kampf ist nicht immer von „Power“ erfüllt.
Vielmehr sind wir meist mit Erschöpfung angesichts und Angst vor Repression oder dem eigenen Scheitern konfrontiert. Umso wichtiger finden wir einen solidarischen und verständnisvollen Umgang miteinander – um uns selbst aufzufangen und der Repression möglichst wenig Angriffsfläche zu bieten!

Wir sind alle 129a! Knäste zu Spielplätzen! Bullenkarren zu Wohnmobilen!

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Resoconto sugli scioperi della fame svoltisi in Germania e Svizzera a sostegno dei prigionieri Greci, dal 18 al 20 luglio 2014

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Vi hanno partecipato complessivamente sette detenuti: Ahmet Duezguen Yueksel, Andreas Krebs, Oliver Rast, R., Sadi Özpolat, Thomas Meyer­Falk e Marco Camenisch in Svizzera.

Ahmet Duezguen Yueksel

In Turchia esercita la professione di avvocato e, dato che lavora a favore dei prigionieri politici, ha dovuto lasciare il paese ed è stato arrestato in Germania nel 2007 in base all’art. 129b. E’ stato processato, condannato e incarcerato nella prigione di Stoccarda-Stammheim. Dopo aver scontato la pena è stato sottoposto a restrizioni rispetto alla residenza, ad esempio gli è stato concesso di stare solo in certe zone. Non ha rispettato quest’obbligo ed è stato arrestato in Grecia ed estradato in Germania nel maggio di quest’anno. Lì attende di essere estradato in Turchia. (more…)

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Update: Gabriel Pombo da Silva still in prison isolation unit of A Lama prison (Spain)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

This week anarchist fighter held hostage by the Spanish State Gabriel Pombo da Silva, was able to get out some information from the prison he’s held in. Gabriel informed that he’s still in A Lama prison and was told that the prison director prolonged his isolation for other month. So it is not known when the compa will be transferred to Topas prison in Salamanca.

Previously it was reported that a new precedent had been achieved in the case of Gabriel (his transfer from the shit conditions in A Lama), but it’s not the whole truth about the matter, because we only will know what’s happening, when the prison transfer really happens and partial info a lot of time can be false.

We rectify this information by publishing this clarification and explaining that for the moment Gabriel is still in A Lama and still in isolation. We are waiting for more news and when the facts are known for sure (with all the full infos), a text will be written and published.

Solidarity with Gabriel – Continue the antagonism!

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Report on the solidarity hunger-strikes for the Greek prisoners (Germany & Switzerland)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The hunger-strike took place 18-20 July 2014. The participants were a total of seven prisoners: Ahmet Düzgün Yüskel, Andreas Krebs, Oliver Rast, R., Sadi Özpolat, Thomas Meyer-Falk in Germany, and Marco Camenisch from Switzerland.

Ahmet Yüksel Düzgün

Because of his work as a lawyer for political prisoners in Turkey, he had to leave the country and was arrested in Germany in 2007 because of § 129b [terrorist association]. He was imprisoned in Stuttgart-Stammheim and was also on trial and sentenced there in the process bunker. After his imprisonment he was subjected to the residence rule, e.g. he was allowed to remain in a certain district only. He disregarded this rule and was arrested in Greece and delivered to Germany in May this year. There he faces the extradition to Turkey.

About the strike he wrote: “I was able to do my solidarity hunger strike without any problems.” (more…)

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Update about anarchist comrade hostage Gabriel Pombo da Silva (Spain)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

News about Gabriel:

Yesterday (Sunday 20 July) was the last day in isolation for Gabriel (after one month).

The prison administration gave him the decision they took, to put him into the second degree (“normal” detention) but to transfer him to another jail : Topas (Salamanca).

Until now he doesn’t know when exactly, but it will probably succeed in some days. Gabriel was relieved to be leaving A Lama prison, but of course he is waiting to see how it will be in the other jail. Hopefully there will be some changes, thank you for the faxes.

There will be more news and information about Gabriel’s new address soon.

Love and Rage

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Comrades Gianluca and Adriano sentenced (Italy)

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Rome – 18th of July 2014

The anarchist comrades Gianluca Iacovacci and Adriano Antonacci were
sentenced today by the judge Simonetta D’Alessandro to 6 years (Gianluca)
and 3 years and 8 months (Adriano) of jail for several sabotages and incendiary attacks against ENIL, ENEL [Energy companies], a fur shop, banks and the working site of a refuse-dump in the area surrounding Rome, between 2010 and 2013.

The judge confirmed the charge of 270bis (subversive association) with the aim of international terrorism. Gianluca claimed some time ago the responsibility for some of the actions they were accused of, the ones signed by FAI.

During the trial he refused to defend himself and resigned the lawyer, both of them refused to participate in the trial by video-conference.

Incendiary solidarity with our two comrades!!!

To write them:

Gianluca Iacovacci

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

Adriano Antonacci
CC di Ferrara
Via Arginone 327
44122 Ferrara
Italia

via fenrir

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