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Taglia e mandato di cattura per un compagno anarchico – Reward and arrest warrant for anarchist comrade (UK)

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

REPRESSIONE IN UK

3 dicembre 2014-Dai mass-media britannici si legge del mandato di cattura, con taglia di 10.000 sterline per chiunque offra informazioni su di un compagno anarchico, già libero/latitante da 3 anni in seguito alla repressione seguita all’esplosione di guerriglia urbana del 2011 a Bristol ed ad una serie di attacchi, anonimi e firmati ELF, FAI.

I media fanno riferimento a più di cento attacchi avvenuti nel Regno Unito negli ultimi negli ultimi tre anni che hanno prodotto più di 20 milioni di sterline di danni,a vari obiettivi tra cui tralicci per le telecomunicazioni, banche, auto di lusso ed un centro di addestramento della polizia integralmente distrutto durante un attacco, tra cui l’ultimo in solidarietà a Nikos Romanos avvenuto pochi giorni fa.

Il compagno ricercato, Huw Norfolk, è accusato di alcuni di questi attacchi.

Di seguito un suo scritto dalla latitanza, tratto da Since the Bristol Riots

Noi siamo i “ragazzi perduti”, arrabbiati e disillusi da false promesse, la “gioventù incontrollabile” nsoddisfatta del misero futuro che ci viene offerto, i “componenti inutili” che rifiutano o sono in ogni caso esclusi dalla schiavitù salariata o gli “elementi di rottura” che combattono per distruggerla dall’interno, la “minoranza di guastatori” degli schemi della normalità obbediente-gerarchica-razzista-patriarcale, “gli incappucciati” in rivolta costante contro tutto questo ed oltre. Siamo i vostri figli, e quelli della vostra società.
Ed oggi è venuto il tempo per i componenti di quella società di decidere se saranno la mano che cerca di fermarci,o la mano che accende la propria cospirazione per l’auto-determinazione.

Huw ‘Badger’ Norfolk
Solo un’ altro in fuga.
Ottobre 2011

http://www.crocenera.org/

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REPRESSION IN UK

December 3, 2014 – According to the British mass-media, there is an arrest warrant, with a size of £10,000 to anyone offering information about an anarchist comrade, already free / fugitive for three years following the repression that followed the explosion of urban warfare 2011 in Bristol and a series of attacks, anonymous and signed ELF, FAI.

The media refer to more than one hundred attacks that occurred in the UK in the last three years, that have produced more than £20 million of damage, at various targets including pylons for telecommunications, banks, luxury cars and a center of police training completely destroyed during an attack, including the latest in solidarity with Nikos Romanos, which occurred a few days ago.

The comrade sought, Huw Norfolk, is accused of some of these attacks.

The following pamphlet was written by persons unknown: Since the Bristol Riots

“We are the “lost kids” angry and disappointed by false promises, the “uncontrollable youth” unsatisfied with the paltry futures offered to us, the “useless components” who reject or are excluded anyway from wage-slavery or the “disruptive elements” who fight to destroy it from within, the “minority of trouble-makers” within the constructs of obedient-hierarchical-racist-patriarchal normality, the “hooded rioters” within the constant revolt against all that and more. We are your children, and those of your society. And it is time today for the components of that society to decide if they will be the hand trying to stop us, or the hand lighting their own conspiracy for self-determination.”

Huw ‘Badger’ Norfolk
just another fugitive.
October 2011

http://www.crocenera.org/

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More from ABC Bristol:
http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/statement-against-police-harassment/

http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/defendant-solidarity/police-harassment/

http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/action-report-back-at-ya-police-harassment/

ABC Hurricane:

http://abchurricane.noblogs.org/post/2014/09/27/bbc-anarchists-intent-on-bringing-chaos-to-the-streets-uk/

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ABC Bristol: New zine – ‘On the Out’ (UK)

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

A new publication has recently been produced by Bristol ABC. On the Out is a collection of writings by ex-prisoners and their supporters on life after prison.

We hope that it will go some of the way to filling the gap in prisoner support literature for information on post-prison life.

The majority of prisoners in the UK only serve around 50-75% of their sentence in prison before being released. The remainder of their sentence will be spent on license. A limbo like state where you are neither in Prison nor free. The Prison system uses this as another tool of oppression, limiting people’s freedoms.

This pamphlet aims to tear down the walls surrounding licenses and probation for the world to see. In this zine we have collected several articles, interviews and discussions from former prisoners and their supporters about their experiences after prison.

Including pieces on social control through license conditions, tagging, the emotional affects of repression, how to support someone leaving prison and more. Click here to download: On The Out Zine

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Dark Nights #37 – ‘Letter of anarchist Andreas Tsavdaridis’ & ‘Letter by ICR-FAI/FRI Indonesia’ – Sept 2013 (ACN)

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Dark Nights is an international anarchist & anti-prison publication of resistance reports and repression news ready to print out and distribute on the fly.

Dark Nights #37

1. Athens, Greece: Letter of anarchist Andreas Tsavdaridis from Koridallos prison.
2. Letter by International Conspiracy of Revenge Indonesian sector Informal Anarchist Federation – International Revolutionary Front.
3. Barcelona, Catalonia: Basic contributions to the discussion about actions and revolutionary struggle.
4. Castelli Romani, Italy: Communiqué on the arrest of comrades Adriano and Gianluca.
5. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Communiqué for the attack on the Academy of Justice.
6. ABC Bristol, UK: Thoughts on the Anarchist Witch Hunt Following Attacks in Bristol.
7. Direct Action Reports.

http://325.nostate.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/dark-nights-37.pdf

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‘Thoughts on the Anarchist Witch Hunt Following Attacks in Bristol’ by ABC Bristol (UK)

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

A statement from Bristol Anarchist Black Cross on the recent revelation by The Post and Avon & Somerset Police that they plan on “cracking down” on anarchist, rioters and extremists

When the flames were lit that engulfed the Police Firearms Training Centre in Portishead, near Bristol it shocked the country. Never before in living memory had such a blazen act of insurrection taken place on British soil and aimed at such a high-profile target. The mass media went hysterical with talk of a “anarchist terror network”. The communique, originally published on Bristol Indymedia, was quoted around the world and quickly dubious links were made between the arson at Portishead and other attacks across the UK. (more…)

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PDF: Close Supervision Centres in the UK #2 – A Brief Follow Up

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

After publishing Close Supervision Centres – Torture Units in the UK in April 2012, we received correspondence from people that had been held in CSCs or who had known family or friends who are or have been. A year on and conditions in the CSCs are no better. This is a brief follow up to serve as an accompanying publication to the original, keeping information coming out about what is going on…

With letters from inside the CSC system and articles and responses from people that have been struggling against this ugly regime, this follow up publication updates news of the continuing struggle and provides up to date addresses to contact the contributors.

Download here: CSC#2 A Brief Follow Up

ABC Bristol

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Anarchist Black Cross Prisoner Art Tour (UK)

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

ABC Bristol sent us this link to promote the new ABC prisoner art tour.

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Call out for Submissions: Post-Prison Zine (UK)

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

We live in a Prison Society. Last year Her Majesty’s Prison Service incarcerated over 87,000 people in England & Wales alone (not including Scotland and Northern Ireland). Prison has long been used as a tool of oppression against anybody who does not fit in to society’s idea of a “good citizen”. The aim of Prison is to silence those people trapped within it’s walls, they seek to lock them up and throw away the key, effectively removing them from society. Not all Prison sentences are permanent though any many people will eventually return to the outside world. (more…)

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ABC Prisoner Art Tour Arrives In London (UK)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

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A Prisoner Art Exhibition, collected and co-ordinated by Anarchist Black Cross (ABC) groups and allies, has now arrived at Colorama #2 (or C2), South London, as it begins a year-long tour visiting over a dozen venues across England, Wales and Ireland.

Opposite the old Colorama Cinema, C2 is fast becoming a hub of activity as residents transform the office block and ground level warehouse into an anarchist social centre, while hosting the start of the ABC art tour for approximately 10 days. It will then move onto Britain’s largest anarchist bookshop Freedom Press, in Whitechapel, before being displayed at the London Anarchist Bookfair in the University of London on October 27th.

New social space Colorama #2 hosts start of the prisoner art tour, Lancaster Street, Southwark

Featuring 32 pieces from seven current and past prisoners, including well-known artist Lucy Edkins and Phil Africa from the MOVE family, the exhibition shows the artistic talent of those behind bars, as well as highlighting the political cases of the prisoners themselves. (more…)

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Paddy Besiris: New prisoner from Stokes Croft riots (UK)

Monday, July 9th, 2012

From ABC Bristol:

Below are details and address for Paddy Besiris. Paddy would now appreciate support with letters being redirected by Bristol ABC:

Pleaded guilty in May 2012 to violent disorder during the Stokes Croft riots. Paddy was sentenced to 14 months, of which he will serve 7 months due to his early plea. He is a Greek socialist who was involved in various activist groups and recently moved from HMP Horfield after trying to unionise G-wing. Paddy appreciates letters, cards, newsletters and books.

Paddy Besiris c/o ABC
14 Robertson Road
Easton
Bristol
BS5 6JY
UK

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Close Supervision Centres – Torture Units in the UK – New Pamphlet from ABC Bristol

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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Here to download – a collaboratively produced pamphlet from inside and outside the prison walls, for printing and distribution about Close Supervision Centres in the UK prison network.

With an introduction by Mark Barnsley of ABC Leeds; many articles and texts from John Bowden, our comrade currently residing in HMP Shotts, Scotland; first hand accounts from inside these maximum security segregation units from prisoners such as Kevan Thakrar and Kyle Major; and many articles, testimonies and denunciations from families, supporters, and other people fighting against these degrading and despicable institutions; this text is a call-out for renewed pressure on the prison system and the web of screws, bureaucrats, health care professionals, managers etc. that enact overt and covert abuses on inmates of the CSC system every day.

The text will be available in paper format soon from Kebele Infoshop, 56a Infoshop, and further afield we hope. Please right click and click save as below to download in electronic format:

CSCs Torture Units in the UK
SCREEN (for reading on computer)

CSCs Torture Units in the UK IMPOSED (large file – for printing as booklet)

CSCs Torture Units in the UK A4 (single A4 pages)

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