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Update on the situation of Tamara Sol – harassment and punishment (Chile)

July 10th, 2014

From instintosalvaje, translated by waronsociety:

Note by Instinto Salvaje: Our solidarity with our compañera Tamara Sol Farias Vergara is unrestricted, therefore we cannot be quiet about the situation that is happening with our compañera and her family. We only wish to express our irreducible love for our sisters and brothers in prison and for their families and close circle. And to our enemies we want to make clear our hatred with a few words and in each action that each individual and compañerx deems fitting.

To our friends, compañeros and compañeras:

We are the family of Tamara Sol Farías Vergara. As you are already aware, Tamara has been a prisoner in the San Miguel prison since January 22, 2014. In visitation on Monday, June 16, which was a family-only visit, we had serious problems with gendarmería due to the humiliating treatment we were submitted to. The guard who reviewed Tamara’s grandmother, Luisa, who is 75 years old, made her get naked and do squats, reproaching her that she was wearing a lot of clothing. It is worth mentioning that the place where the prisoners receive their families is a gymnasium with a roof but open on both sides, where the wind and rain come in, getting the entire floor wet and creating an extremely cold and damp atmosphere. Then this same official shouted at another inmate’s visitor because her months-old baby was soiled during the review, shouting at her that this could not be, that she had to change her before coming in! This mother arrived in tears to the gymnasium designated for visitation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Update concerning the second session of the trial about the case of “Phoenix” Project (Greece)

July 10th, 2014

via interarma:

Today, Wednesday 2nd of July, there was the second session of the trial about the “Phoenix” Project. The 12 defendants (Andreas Tsavdaridis, Spyros Mandylas and the 10 imprisoned members of CCF) were not presented in court because they are recovering from the 8-day hunger strike in which they participated against the bill for the maximum security prisons. They also asked not to be represented by any lawyer. We remind that the trial began on June the 4th and it concerns three acts of the “Phoenix” Project (Acts 1, 2, 4). The trial was postponed to Wednesday 16th of July.

Not a milimeter back,
9 milimeters to the cops’ heads.

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Update regarding the monstrous bill on maximum security prisons (Greece)

July 10th, 2014

via contrainfo:

After some modifications to the draft bill on maximum security prisons, the recess section of the Greek Parliament is now prepared to vote on this new law on Monday, July 7th. Perhaps it will take another summer session for the final voting, but their plan is to pass the bill no matter what… A protest gathering, supported also by anarchists, against the passage of the ‘prison reform bill’ will take place on Monday 7/7, at 18:00 in Syntagma Square, Athens.

Prisoners throughout Greece have quit their mass hunger strike since the 1st of July, promising other forms of protest on the inside (we don’t have related info as of yet).

One can never know what the fucking minister of Justice, Charalambos Athanasiou, will submit at the last minute, but according to updates so far, main modifications are supposed to be as follows:

- initial incarceration period in Type C prison units for recalcitrant inmates: (from 4 years to) 2 years;

- initial incarceration period in Type C prison units for inmates convicted to over 12 years for terrorism (article 187A of the Greek penal code), and for inmates convicted to over 15 years for criminal organization (article 187 of the Greek penal code): (from 10 years to) 4 years.

It is said that prisoners remanded on terrorism charges (under article 187A), who are still awaiting trial (not yet convicted), will also be sent to Type C prison units.

It is still a fact that inmates locked up in Type C prison units won’t have the right to furlough (days of leave from the prison).

Even if “dangerous” inmates serve 4 full years in a Type C prison, the incarceration period can be extended by prison prosecutors to 2 more years (when these prisoners are not “well-behaved”, or suddenly have further “incriminating indications” presented against them, etc.); when the additional 2 years are over, their incarceration in a Type C prison can be prolonged again to another 2-year period, and so forth…

This is all we can transmit for the time being.

Solidarity with prisoners of the State/Capital. Destroy all prisons!

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Update on the case against Mónica and Francisco (Spain)

July 10th, 2014

from refractario via waronsociety:

This Friday, July 4, a ruling was made public which confirmed that Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar will be prosecuted for terrorism. From the judge, the cops, and the press, which are working hand in hand in this case, came the assertion that they “are linked to the FAI/FRI, an international terrorist organization ‘created from insurrectionary anarchist ideology’”.

Clearly the use of these acronyms, despite having nothing to do with the claim of the attack they are accused of, is being used to justify their prosecution as terrorists, as the EU has already identified these acronyms within their list of terrorist organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 sheets of stickers to print out, cut up and distribute (Anti-Copyright Network)

July 10th, 2014

Here’s 3 sheets of PDF stickers to print out, cut up and distribute in the streets and public transport, etc. They are A4, we get some sheets of sticker paper and print them out.

- Stickers1
- Stickers2
- Stickers3

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Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman and prisoners in Bulgaria – Stop brutality against prisoners

July 10th, 2014

From ABC Brighton:

A few days ago Australian anti-fascist Jock Palfreeman was assaulted in Sofia Central Prison in Bulgaria (he says it was not “too badly”) but yesterday [July 6] the same guard assaulted another prisoner, an elderly man, and some of that man’s compatriots came to his assistance. These seven were then set upon by 40 guards, who brutally beat them.

Jock, in his role of secretary of the Bulgarian Prisoners Association, phoned a number of lawyers to help defend those assaulted. Now Jock has been threatened by the same prison guard has threatened him with another beating. Read the rest of this entry »

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Belarusian anarchist Dzmitry Rezanovich got a fine and deportation (Russia)

July 6th, 2014

On 3 July Dzmitry Rezanovich was fined with 15,000 Russian rubles and deportation from Russia. It is still unclear for how long it will be forbidden for Dzmitry to enter Russian territory.

The deportation date was not announced yet and some sources point that it is possible only after the fine is paid. The relatives already got papers to do so.

We would like to thank everyone who supported Dzmitry financially and morally.

ABC-Belarus

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18-20 July: German prisoners to hunger-strike in solidarity with Greek prisoners against the new prison system and as an expression of international prisoners solidarity

July 6th, 2014

This is a message from German prisoners. They are going to go on hunger-strike between the 18th and the 20 of July. Marco Camenisch, long-term eco-anarchist radical prisoner in Switzerland will also participate. This is an expression of the international prisoners solidarity with the struggle of the Greek prisoners against the new prison system. More info to come…

solidarity is our weapon

Check out: www.rhi-sri.org

“An alle Mitgefangenen,

Geht um die Hungerstreikenden Gefangenen in Griechenland

In Griechenland wehren sich seit dem 23. Juni tausende Gefangene mit einem Hungerstreik gegen Gesetze zur Einrichtung von Hochsicherheitsgefängnissen.

An dem Protest nehmen bereits fast 4000 der etwa 12000 in griechischen
Knästen Eingesperrten teil.

Daher wird aus Solidarität und Anteilnahme die bundesweiter Hungerstreik
aufgerufen.

Bereits in Berlin und einigen Haftanstalten in Bayern wurde der Termin
für den 18.-20.Juli hierfür angesetzt.

Gez. Gefangenen-Gewerkschaft

Andreas Krebs
Marco Camenisch
Oliver Rast

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English version

“To all fellow prisoners,

This is about the hunger striker prisoners in Greece

In Greece since June 23 thousands of prisoners fight back with a hunger strike against laws establishing High-security prisons.

At the protest already almost 4000 of about 12,000 of those imprisoned in Greek prisons are taking part.

Therefore, for solidarity and sympathy, a nationwide hunger strike is invoked.

Already in Berlin and some prisons in Bayern was the start date of 18-20 July recognized.

Gez. Prisoners’ union

Andreas Krebs
Marco Camenisch
Oliver Rast

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Berlin: Vehicle owned by the Greek consul torched by ‘Subversives of the nihilist deed’ (Germany)

July 6th, 2014

via contra-info:

We demand nothing less than the destruction of the beast that keeps the system running.

The ruling democrats strike back with full force. Amid the crisis, they reveal their true face. A face full of enthusiasm, which humiliates, tortures, incarcerates or murders people; a face which smiles happily at the cameras of the world, while thousands of cops break up any resistance with bludgeon and tear gas just around the corner.

However they’re not yet pleased with that. Having managed to break up the resistance in the streets, the dogs of the system have now devoted themselves to crushing every resistance that still exists in prisons, through the total isolation of the prisoners. The domination uses the current intimidation of the great silent majority to take revenge on those who littered Greece in December 2008 with a conflagration. Arising from the revolt, guerrilla groups made the stiff gentlemen in Brussels gasp. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Breaking the isolation” – Contribution by Alfredo Cospito for the first issue of Croce Nera Anarchica magazine (Italy)

July 6th, 2014

The following text under the title “Breaking the isolation” is a contribution by anarchist comrade Alfredo Cospito for the first issue (#0) of the Anarchist Black Cross magazine [Italy].

It is with difficulty that our words come out uncensored from the four walls of this prison. At times, however, we manage to break the isolation. We are seizing the opportunity to have a say on the new Black Cross, a project born here inside, during out-of-cell time.

Very often over recent years, there was a surrender to whining, to victimization born of anticipation· anticipation of the next “safeguarding line”, of the slogan shouted, all insufficient substitutes of the destructive action. Ever since the first days of our imprisonment, on the contrary, we have been full of optimism, a feeling which is not only ours, but is also shared with some of our fellow inmates. Optimism concrete, made by different perspectives which together in their diversity, they will succeed in defeating that “realism”, that endless, unbearable, sterile leaning towards the “social”, which has repressed so many arms. The obsessive fear of making a bigger step, so as not to scare away the “crowd”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Repressions against Crimean activists: political context

July 6th, 2014

Supporting campaign for Crimean antifascist Alexander Kolchenko

Background
Crimea peninsula in the Black Sea was a part of RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) and then since 1954 a part of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which were both members of USSR. After USSR collapse in 1991 the new independent state Ukraine received the territory of Crimean peninsula. Though, under the treaty between Ukraine and Russia there were considerable contingent of Russian navy on the territory.

On March, 2004, Russia redeployed supplementary units to Crimea and effectively annexed it, taking the opportunity of destabilization in Ukraine after Maidan protests. The considerable part of Crimean population concerned about possibility for nationalists to come into power in Kiev. They believed in promises to improve the economic situation in republic and supported the annexation. Most of Crimean population watch Russian TV-news which is continually broadcasting propaganda. On 11 March, 2014 the Supreme Council of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol town council signed a declaration of independence of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. The meeting of parliament was classified, the building was blocked by militants without decoration. At least such atmosphere can signify that deputies were under political pressure and the very secure of the quorum on that historical meeting can raise doubts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anarchist prisoner Ihar Alinevich, author of “On the Way to Magadan” has been transferred (Belarus)

July 3rd, 2014

According to information received from ABC Belarus, Belarusian anarchist Ihar Alinevich is to be transferred to another prison colony because the colony he is in now is to be closed by the end of the summer. We don’t know to where and when he is transferred, but it makes sense to remove his address from all the lists until the new one is known. We await more information and will publish it when available.

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Ticino: Solidarity banner for prisoners struggle in Greece (Switzerland)

July 3rd, 2014

Here we are with a good picture of solidarity to the prisoners struggle in Greek prisons from Ticino, Switzerland.

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Ελληνικές φυλακές: Αναστολή της μαζικής απεργίας πείνας κρατουμένων – Greek prisons: Suspension of mass prisoners hunger strike – Erklärung zur Beendigung des Massenhungerstreikes in Griechenland

July 2nd, 2014

Σήμερα, Τρίτη 1 Ιουλίου, αναστέλλουμε τη μαζική πανελλαδική απεργία πείνας που είχαμε ξεκινήσει ενάντια στο νομοσχέδιο στις φυλακές υψίστης ασφαλείας.

Αναστέλλουμε την απεργία πείνας, αλλά δεν τερματίζουμε την κινητοποίησή μας. Αντίθετα ανακτούμε τις δυνάμεις μας και προειδοποιούμε το υπουργείο ότι δεν πρόκειται να δεχτούμε τη λειτουργία του ελληνικού Γκουαντάναμο ούτε στον Δομοκό ούτε πουθενά.

Παραμένουμε καχύποπτοι απέναντι στις βελτιωτικές προτάσεις του υπουργείου που θα κατατεθούν την Πέμπτη (3/7) και είμαστε έτοιμοι αν χρειαστεί να αγωνιστούμε με ΚΑΘΕ ΜΕΣΟ για να ματαιώσουμε το νομοσχέδιο-έκτρωμα για τις φυλακές υψίστης ασφαλείας.

Γνωρίζουμε ότι τίποτα δε θα βελτιωνόταν αν δεν κάναμε την απεργία πείνας. Ας γνωρίζει όμως και το υπουργείο πως απέναντι στην οργανωμένη σιωπή που επιβάλλουν τα Μέσα Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης αποκρύπτοντας τη ΜΑΖΙΚΟΤΕΡΗ ΑΠΕΡΓΙΑ ΠΕΙΝΑΣ που έχει γίνει (4500 κρατούμενοι απεργοί πείνας), από εδώ και πέρα, αλλάζουμε τα μέσα αγώνα και αν χρειαστεί θα προχωρήσουμε σε δυναμικότερες μορφές αντίστασης. Ο νοών νοείτω…

πρωτοβουλία επιτροπής αγώνα φυλακών

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Today, Tuesday 1 July we interrupt the collective pan-Greek hunger strike we started against the law making process for the high security prisons.

We interrupt the hunger strike, but we don’t end the mobilization. Rather we gather strength and we warn the Ministry of Justice that we won’t accept the working of a Greek Guantanamo, in Domokos or anywhere.

We shall be aware and opposed to the proposals of the Ministry that will be announced on Thursday, and we are ready if need be, to struggle with ANY MEANS to attack (bloodily) the legal process of building the high security prisons.

We know that nothing would be made public if we had not started the hunger strike.

Let it be known to the Ministry that against the organized silence of mass media is the BIGGEST HUNGER STRIKE that has happened (4500 participants) and that from now on we change the means of struggle and if need be we will move to dynamic forms of resistance. “Care to the carer/guards…”

Initiative for struggle in prisons

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Erklärung zur Beendigung des Massenhungerstreikes in Griechenland

Heute Dienstag, den 1. Juli, habe wir den landesweiten kollektiven Hungerstreik, der in Hochsicherheitsgefängnissen gegen den Gesetzentwurf begonnen hatte, beendet. Wir beenden den Hungerstreik, aber nicht unseren Kampf. Stattdessen erneuern wir unsere Kräfte und warnen das Ministerium, dass wir einen Betrieb des griechischen Guantánamo nie akzeptieren werden, weder in Domokos noch sonstwo. Wir bleiben den Vorschlägen für die Verbesserung des Dienstes gegenüber misstrauisch, welche uns am Donnerstag vorgelegt werden und wir sind bereit, wenn nötig, mit ALLEN MITTELN kämpfen, um dieses Geschwür eines Gesetzesvorschlag für ein Hochsicherheitsgefängnis zu bodigen. Wir wissen, dass nichts verbessern würde, wenn wir es den Hungerstreik. Wir lassen das Ministerium hiermit wissen, dass wir gegen das organisierte Verschweigen der Medien des am breitesten abgestützten je durchgeführten Hungerstreiks (4500 hungerstreikenden Gefangenen), von nun an, die Mittel des Kampfes wechseln, und wenn nötig dynamischere Formen des Widerstands anwenden werden. Dabei bedarf es keiner weiteren Erklärung…

Initiativkomitee des Kampfes im Gefängnis

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via RHI-SRI

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Letter of “Security Case” comrades, Freddy, Juan, Marcelo and Carlos – About their refusal to assist at their sentence reading trial, and a call for insurrection (Chile)

July 2nd, 2014

Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras

[Note from Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras: comrades Freddy, Juan and Marcelo were declared guilty by the enemy’s justice in a trial that ended on June 06.
The sentence reading against Freddy, Juan & Marcelo will take place on July 03, for the accusation of a bank robbery and a police murder that happened near the “Security Bank” on 2007. After years of clandestinity, the comrades have been imprisoned about six years in preventive prison. Comrade Carlos was captured later, and power inserts him in a different trial. These comrades were members of Marxist urban guerrilla groups that did not stop armed struggle when democracy returned in Chile (1990). Now, they declare themselves as autonomous and libertarian anti-capitalist.]


With Entirety and Conviction

Here we go with revolutionary fortitude that will not fit into a paper, with Libertarian Skin and conviction, entirely in the direct confrontation with the capitalist state and its machinery of subjection. We don’t deny our ties, and memory is present in a continuum of struggle and resistance. Today, democratic inquisition justice with its journalistic carrion, will celebrate publicly announcing their sentences, pretending to perpetuate our lives in prison. In this present confrontational war against power, it is important to mention that we are one more part of those who fight. We are the visible result of a a consciousness development that resists and refuses to live under the designs of Kapital, God of subjection, of domination and all its authoritarian network seeking to annul the dreams, desires and needs of Total Freedom.

Conscience calls to us, the fight is our life as autonomous subversives, therefore we salute to all comrades by the daily practices of solidarity against prisons. With the same intensity we make the call for this July 02, 2014, when the Democratic Inquisition justice will sentence us, to show our anger and repudiation to everything that smells like Power and its imposed order.

Let this day be one more excuse for more subversion, let every street and corner become a fertile stage for action, from individual to collective, from simple to complex. Every real gesture is provided with Entirety when it points accurately towards Power.

We notify to all of our every dear brothers and comrades, families and close ones … We will not assist at our sentence reading… This part of the show, of the theater/circus, does not interest us in a definitive way. And we convocate to everyone to demonstrate autonomously in each space and place we found propitious for it.

A revolutionary, Libertarian embrace of complicity, with all our affection for those who fight.

Prisoners to the streets: Street for insurrection!
No State, Judge or Police can stop subversion!
Only the struggle makes us Free!
While Misery exists, there will be Rebellion!


Freddy, Juan, Marcelo, Carlos.

High Security Prison /Maximum Security Section
Santiago, Chile, June 27, 2014

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Multiple claims for new urban guerrilla actions by Network Revolutionary Cells (Czech Republic)

July 1st, 2014

325 receives and transmits several communiques:

Communique for the attack of a police car in Prague

In Prague on Feb 13th 2014, a Molotov attack on a police car took place on Hostivařská street. The attack was claimed by the Black Brigade, an autonomous network of revolutionary cells. The blow struck the defender of the capitalist system and was an act of solidarity with victims of police repression, in this case those who were evicted from Neklanka squat on 7th February 2014 and for those who stand trial after being arrested during the eviction for defending the squat.

Unsurprisingly, we waited a long time for our enemies response, as was the case of an attack on a police car in Janov, an event only briefly mentioned in the Comprehensive situational report by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. We do not expect that the message of our actions will be spread by the enemy, and the fact that the event is almost silent does not mean that the content of the actions ceased to exist. We have our own channels and we intend to use them to explain our actions. Read the rest of this entry »

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1/7/14: End of the massive prisoners hunger strike (Greece)

July 1st, 2014

End of the massive hunger strike in Greek prisons

After 8 days of hunger strike the prisoners in Greece decided to end it and continue the mobilization with other means.

At the end of the hunger strike around 4500 prisoners were participating.

Our comrades Michalis Nikolopoulos,, Panagiotis Argirou and Nikolas Romanos are good in their health and out of hospital!!!!

May health and chaos be within you!

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Reportbacks from the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid & all long-term anarchist prisoners

July 1st, 2014

From june11.org:

We’re humbled by the enormous outpouring of solidarity which comrades all over the world demonstrated on June 11th this year, especially the ways in which people linked Marius [Marie] and Eric’s struggles in prison with their own struggles against environmental devastation, the prison-world and the forces of capitalist exploitation.

We’d also like to draw attention to the hunger strike currently taking place in Greek prisons, against the construction of new high security wings and entire prison for those convicted on terrorism charges (primarily anarchist and nihilist combatants). We continue to stand in complicity with comrades, near and far, who are struggling both inside and outside of prison walls against the intensification of the systems of control and oppression.

Reportbacks are below, alphabetical by city. If you participated in an event that wasn’t listed, post about it in the comments!

Asheville, NC

$500 raised for the comrades, and lots of new faces at the event/show.

Berlin, Germany
We began with a call-in from anarchist-communist prisoner Tasos Theofilou, accused of participating in a bank robbery and the murder of a taxi driver, and of being part of the Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire (which he denies). Being able to breach the prison walls in this small way, and to talk directly with Tasos, was very special. Read the rest of this entry »

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Assorted news from the prisoners hunger strike (Greece)

June 30th, 2014

There’s many incidents occurring around the struggle of the prisoners in Greece right now. Against the Type C prisons and the new prison regime.

Check out the constant coverage by Contra-Info here:

http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/tag/greek-prisons/

And also the solidarity news from Act For Freedom Now:

Solidarity Leaflets given out in London 28/6/14 with the hunger strikers in the Greek prisons! – London – uk

SOME UPDATES ON THE HUNGER STRIKE IN THE GREEK PRISONS – Greece

UPDATE ON THE ANARCHISTS ON HUNGER STRIKE IN ΚΟRIDALLOS PRISON AND INFO FROM ATHENS DEMO AND MORE…

Athens – 28.6.14 VIDEO AND PHOTOS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE C’ TYPE PRISONS IN GREECE

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FAI/ELF claim four vehicle fires in Bristol (UK)

June 30th, 2014

325 receives and transmits:

Just before sunrise this morning we launched a targeted arson spree along Glebe Road — which meets the main east Bristol thoroughfare of Church Road — and burned out corporate, luxury, private security and hunt-scum vehicles. Wildfire in the arteries of the city-prison! To break the lie of social peace and intensify the hostilities!

Emergency services were too slow to catch the responsible as the empty street was brightened from end to end as by torches. In a few words, the selected vans and cars were active components of the life they represent and also enforce.

Virgin Media supply television and also internet, and a national fibre optic cable network. To keep us enmeshed in the modern information economy and the spectacle of celebrities, video games and advertising is their business. Destroy what domesticates and stupefies us! Read the rest of this entry »

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