Posts Tagged ‘Repression’
Monday, March 30th, 2015
This morning in Operation Piñata (following Pandora in December) cops have raided social centres and arrested people (at least 26) in Barcelona, Madrid, Palencia and Granada.
La 13-14 in Madrid announced it was being raided this morning.
CSOA La Redonda in Granada released a communique condemning the raids, which they said occurred without a warrant.
Centro Social (re)Okupado La Quimera in Lavapies, Madrid was evicted. It also stated no warrant was shown after its doors were smashed at 06:30 and added:
“This is just another attack on the anarchist movement with intent to criminalize and victimize our struggle.”
Other raided social centres were la Magdalena and La Enredadera de Tetuán.
Text written by the comrades – hunger strikers Giorgos Polydoros and Gerasimos Tsakalos from Tzanio hospital (Greece)
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
UNTIL THE END…
We continue the hunger strike for the 27th day and are now hospitalized in Tzanio hospital. Our health may be at a “worrying point” as doctors say, but this does not affect us at all. Let us make ourselves clear once again. There is no return from our choice to die if necessary in order to stop the vindictive detention of the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the partner of the latter. We are people that keep their word and we will remain consistent as anarchists in it. We will not step back. It may sound strange to some, the fact that we are on hunger strike without asking anything for ourselves, but we could not leave this vindictive witch hunt pass. Punishing our relatives for our choices, is a fascist practice. From this position, we can only attempt to put a stop to these practices – by hunger strike. We sincerely thank the comrades who help in all ways the struggle that we give in here to be heard by making solidarity action outside. We will not take even one step back. We do not stop. We are determined to rather die than to accept the idea of our relatives in prison. Until the end and let everyone take his/hers responsibilities.
NEITHER LEFT NOT RIGHT AUTHORITY
DEATH TO THE ENEMIES OF FREEDOM… UNTIL VICTORY
Solidarity and strength to all hunger strikers
Members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF
PS1. Our thoughts are with all the comrades on hunger strike in hospitals in Greece and especially with Mihalis and Damiano who suffer in the hospital of Evangelismos, known for its history of torturing urban guerrillas during their hospitalization there. Stay strong brothers until victory.
PS2. After the well-aimed intervention in Tzanio hospital by some comrades in the past days, in response to the behavior of the hospital towards anarchist hunger striker Fivos Harisis, the behavior of the medical staff towards us is the one that suits to hunger strikers.
Update on comrades – hunger strikers Giorgos Polydoros and Gerasimos Tsakalos
Inter Arma received and translated:
Gerasimos Tsakalos suffers from very strong headaches almost permanently on a daily basis as a result of the multi-day hunger strike. Giorgos Polydoros has α very low pulse (36-40 beats per minute) in combination with low pressure (8/4) which means an immediate risk for a heart attack. Both have already problems with their liver and bile.
The update was sent to us by comrades in solidarity with the hunger strikers
Tags: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Polydoros, Hunger Strike, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Letter, Repression, Tzanio
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Friday, March 27th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, 25th day of hunger strike – Either with Anarchy or with authority.
It’s already been 25 days that the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the girlfriend of the second one are locked up in the cells of democracy.
We have already been for 25 days on hunger strike until death, demanding their immediate release.
It’s been 25 days and already eight of us are in hospitals with their health condition on the limits.
25 days are not just a number on a calendar, it is the experiment of evolution of repression, with new methods of emotional blackmail against imprisoned anarchist urban guerrillas.
This is not the first time the cardinals of “justice” set up an Inquisition against relatives of imprisoned urban guerrillas. It has happened before in the past, with persecuted relatives who were ultimately acquitted in courtrooms, after they were led as trophies by the police, on the altar of media and journalistic cannibalism. But this is the first time that repression is applied with such intensity against relatives, unleashing pogroms. Three arrests, two detentions and a case file that remains open.
The velvet laws of democracy in a period of leftist management of authority, imposed their own coup, that not even the military junta had dared to impose. During the military junta, when a fugitive and wanted enemy of the regime found shelter in a relative’s house, not even the military judges dared to persecute or imprison their relatives. Today, however, democracy is revealed in an increasingly fascist and vindictive way. Even the illusions of freedom, retreat now. It wears the iron chest of law, to ensure its tyranny. It attacks by imprisoning relatives, counter-terrorism laws, hood-laws, persecutions even for political texts, increased power of the judiciary and the counter-terrorism agency, TV-trials with journalists in the role of prosecutors, raids and searches in houses… This is the background of democratic freedom.
Repression, then, is not just a word. It is not only handcuffs, investigators and locked prison doors. It is, above all, a social relationship. It is a constant promise and guarantee of the balance of power’s horror. So, this is why we say that the case of the detention of our relatives is not just a personal matter. It is the management of fear and an emotional blackmail which starts from the individual, to reach the collective. The goal is one: the complete isolation and permanent elimination of the choice of the anarchist urban guerrilla.
The power and its system knows, now, that the arrests and imprisonment of unrepentant anarchist urban guerrillas will not lead us to any surrender or truce. Even prison, can become the laboratory of subversive situations for people whose captivity did not extinguish the flame of freedom inside them. It is another thing for one to be arrested and another to surrender. The only way that the system invented to neutralize us, is to isolate us politically, through journalistic slander, and to make us hostages, held not only by the State BUT also by our choices, which now have an impact on our associates, leading them to prison.
Currently, the blackmail of authority is clear: We either make a truce or our relatives will remain in prison. These are the practices of real organized crime and mafia…
Towards the terror dilemma, we answer with the dilemma of dignity and combat – they will either release our relatives, or they will deal with the torching of social peace, on the background of the hunger strike and the interactive relationship of combat and the attack it creates.
Of course, repression has an expansionary intention, as it wishes for fear to take up every possibility of subversive relationship and action. The pre-trial detentions of our relatives work as the forefront of fear, aiming to generalize it. It is no coincidence that, in the investigative offices, they possess and have checked the books of the visits we had in prison since 2011… It is no coincidence that in the courts against us, not only is the name of everyone present kept in the cops’ files, but they’re also “mapped” (even photographed) by the counter-terrorist officers and the undercover cops inside the court room. So, the message is clear- since they didn’t hesitate to imprison our relatives, then every comrade in solidarity can be found captive in an investigative office because they helped us financially, because they sent us a letter, because they talked to us… Here’s the point where the puzzle of repression is being set up. The counter-terrorism law describes exactly this condition – “Whoever helps morally or financially a terrorist organization, can be charged with being a member of it”. The more indefinite power is, the more totally it governs… So, the counter-terrorism law wished to repress every expression of solidarity. In what other way could the term “moral help” be interpreted? This way, everything is placed on the vice of repression. Moral help can even be to send a book to a prisoner or distribute a text of theirs, or even to publish it on counter-information sites. The same goes for the financial help. Collectives funding political prisoners for their living inside prison, can be targeted.
The wager set against the onslaught of fear is demanding and unconditional. We can reverse the terms and make fear change side. Towards the fear of repression, we can stand up with the stubbornness and the decision to attack, with no truce. The beginning of the judicial coup that imprisoned our relatives can be the starting point of a restart of rupture and battle for total liberation. The hunger strike is a mound of dignity against the suffocating siege of laws. The hunger strike can work as a detonator that may trigger a fairly heterogeneous explosive mixture. It is a meeting point that, on the background of the invasion of the police and judicial state, it connects people of fight, regardless of the individual starting points, the specialties and one’s differences. In no case do we promote the fake “unity”, projecting the collective amnesia of the ruptures that have taken place. It is not a fake “all together”, but an imperative “now it is the time to act”. The challenge set by the enemy with our relatives’ imprisonment, goes over the individuals’ likes and dislikes and this is why it can release a huge dynamic. The dynamic of the sharpening of the constant anarchist attack against every form of power. There, in the attack does one discover him/herself and his/her desires. And we can argue again tomorrow, if we want… But, today, it is time for decisions.
Either with Anarchy or with authority
HUNGER STRIKE UNTIL DEATH FROM 2/3,
FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE CCF MEMBERS’ RELATIVES
NO TRUCE, LONG LIVE ANARCHY
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF,
Tags: Athens, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Greece, Hunger Strike, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Repression, SY.RIZ.A.
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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
The government has not met all of the demands of the hunger strikers with their recent parliamentary bill, thus as of now the hunger strikers will continue the hunger strike.
More updates as they come. . .
- Withdrawal of the special anti-terrorist legislation and specifically the terrorist and criminal organization laws (laws 187A and 187).
- Withdrawal of the special repressive laws (anti-hoodie law).
- Abolishment of the “C-type” prisons that constitute the finalization of the separation and exemption status of political prisoners.
- Delineation of the use and processing of DNA as legal.
- Immediate release of Savvas Xiros who is being slowly exterminated over the past 13 years by the vengeful state despite his 98 % disability.
- Immediate release of family members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF).
Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
Today, Saturday 21/03 in the morning, about an hour after midnight, comrade Fivos Harisis, after having suffered a fainting episode in his cell, was initially transferred to the infirmary and then to the “hospital” Saint Paul of Korydallos prison. Although the doctor signed a referral for his transfer to an outside hospital, for unspecified reasons, Fivos remained in a hospital cell for the whole night, although it was at hypoglycemic shock limits with his sugar index reaching up to 45. The suffering of the comrade continued until 10 am, when the procedure for his transfer to “Attikon” hospital begun.
Yesterday, the comrade published a text informing us about his experience in Tzanio hospital:
Today, 20/3, and while being on the 19th day of hunger strike, I was transferred, after three hours of staying in the “hospital” of Korydallos prison, to Tzanio with the suffocating escort of EOM and EKAM (special police squads). My transfer to a tertiary hospital was deemed necessary as during my today’s medical review, my personal doctor Sakkas Spyridon diagnosed low blood sugar values (59), malaise, dizziness in addition to the fact that I’ve lost 9.3 pounds equivalent to 12.8% of my body weight.
During my stay in Tzanio all examinations were taking place under the suffocating presence of cops, a fact that didn’t irritate doctors at all, as they appeared to be very familiar with it. It is worth pointing out that during two medical tests the cops were willing to remove my handcuffs but the doctors did not let them, thus I had to be examined in irons. After all examinations were done and while I was lying handcuffed on a stretcher with four cops above my head, a doctor came in and started to inject sugar water into the tube they were using to get my blood sample, without asking me. When I realized what was happening (because I had my eyes closed at the beginning) I stopped her and removed the injection myself, asking her intensely why was she doing that without asking me while clarifying that the hunger strike I am on is my conscious choice and that I want to control the current decay of my body. After a short debate the doctor clarified in a harsh way that I as prisoner and a patient will do what the doctors say, not what I want and then she left. After ten minutes, the manager of the pathology clinic, Drimis Stylianos, made clear to me that if I do not accept the serum, I can not be hospitalized. To my arguments that the care of a hunger striker in the hospital is not about administrating serum but offering the best conditions possible in relation to the prison hospital and the direct control of vital organs, he repeated that there is no way for me to be hospitalized without serum. Finally, after my refusal to receive serum, to my question if he takes the responsibility to return me to prison with my blood sugar at the limits of a hypoglycemic shock, he replied that he does and that he has even signed the paperwork that would send me back to prison.
The doctors in each case must learn to step up and not work as subordinates of the cops when the patient happens to be a prisoner. The hunger strike is a conscious political choice of resistance. A choice made knowing the risks beforehand. The medical staff must be next to the patient by providing (in agreement with him/her) the necessary care instead of acting in a repressive way, just like another prison guard. From my side, I continue the hunger strike with no intention to retreat, supporting the demands of the Network of Fighting Prisoners:
- Abolition of counter-terrorism laws 187 and 187a
- Abolition of the law concerning special repressive treatment to actions commited wearing a hood.
- Limiting the use of DNA as a evidence.
- Abolition of type C prisons
-Release of the heavily injured urban guerrilla Savvas Ksiros, in order for him to receive the medical treatment he needs.
For every day that passes and for any deterioration of our health condition, the government of SYRIZA and specifically the minister of Justice Nikos Paraskevopoulos are to be held accountable.
IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION OF OUR DEMANDS
UNTIL THE END UNTIL VICTORY
Translated by Inter Arma
Friday, March 20th, 2015
Translated by Actforfree:
After the deposition of the legislation of the Ministry of Justice, there appears to be a first victory of the political prisoners’ hunger strike.
The abolition of the legal framework that defines the operation of the C’type prisons and the beneficial provisions for patients and disabled prisoners, that lead to the release of multi-injured guerilla of the revolutionary organization 17 November, Savvas Xiros, would feel (or at least not so soon) without the struggle that is being carried out. But there is much more to happen.
We do not care for any governmental statement or any promise coming from state employees. Every authoritarian mechanism that deals with a hunger strike by its stated enemies will go into a deterioration war that will include promises, negated deadlines, vague statements and anything that could wear us down physically and/or psychologically. Especially Syriza, who all during its political life as a major or minor opposition demeaned and de-politicized the hunger strikes carried out by anarchist hostages, has great experience in the systemic managing of such situations. (more…)
Tags: Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Antonis Stamboulos, Argiris Dalios, Dimitris Politis, DNA Forensics, Fivos Harisis, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Greece, Grigoris Sarafoudis, Hunger Strike, Network of Fighting Prisoners (NFP), Repression, Tasos Theofilou
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Monday, March 16th, 2015
Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik, an 18 year-old Kurdish comrade from London, has been held on remand in Holloway prison charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism. Her charge relates to allegedly trying to join the fight against Daesh (ISIS) in Syria.
Shilan was arrested at Stansted airport in January after returning from a trip to mainland Europe, but appeared in court only last week charged with the offence under section 5 (1)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006. She is accused of trying to join fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK. It’s the first known prosecution in relation to people in the UK joining the fight against Daesh.
An emergency demo was held outside Holloway on Friday to support her. Shilhan is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 1st April – updates will be shared here if further demos are called.
Write to Shilan at:
Prison No: A8733DK
London N7 0NU
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.
Why is Alexander Kolchenko in jail?
Alexander, who has undeniably proved his antifascist stance over many years, is facing preposterous accusations of belonging to “Right Sector”, a radical Ukrainian right-wing organization, whose real role in Ukrainian events is blown out of proportion by Russian official propaganda.
In modern Russia any activist — left-wing, anarchist or liberal — can be slandered as a member or sympathizer of “Right Sector”. This situation is comparable to the hunt for nonexistent “Trotskyists” under Stalin, or the McCarthy witch-hunt for communists. Putin’s authoritarian and nationalist regime, which uses in its propaganda everything from religious prejudices and conspiracy theories to outright racism, shamelessly steals “antifascist” rhetoric. And yet anyone who is considered bothersome is called a “fascist”, even if he/she stands on the opposite side of the political spectrum. (more…)
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
6pm @Cardiff Central Police Station on the 24th of March 2015
It has been over five years since we learned that Mark “Marco” Jacobs was not just another anarchist in the south Wales activist scene, but was actually an undercover police officer.
Since then a number of people who were directly effected by his use of sexual relations as an infiltration tactic have taken legal action to attempt to hold the system to account.
Sickeningly South Wales Police and the Metropolitan Police have maintained a “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” defence of all aspects of Officer Jacobs deployment. (more…)
Monday, March 9th, 2015
Get away! – An attempt to escape from a place of annihilation
At the end of January, Rainer Loehnert has attempted to escape from a forensic psychiatry unit. Unfortunately his attempt failed and since then he is detained in the isolation unit inside the closed psychiatry. Thus a prison within a prison.
Rainer is 53 years old and he is imprisoned for more than 28 years, currently in a forensic psychiatry unit in Bedburg-Hau, a small town in the north-west of Germany, near the German-Dutch border. But he doesn’t give up the fight for his freedom! Rainer had recently participated in a solidarity hunger-strike for the prisoner’s struggles in Greece. (more info)
And now he has acted according to his own motto: “Anarchy and total liberation is not for free!” (from a letter of Rainer, at the end of January 2015) So he has once again faced up squarely to the ‘white pigs’ and took his life in his own hands. He didn’t want to wait for another humiliating psychological assessment, which certifies at regular intervals his “dangerousness” and “mental illness”. (more…)
Domokos: Text by Nikos Maziotis about the elections on January 25th and the coalition of SYRIZA and ANEL (Greece)
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Translated by Act for freedom now!
The January 25 elections was one more “triumph” of civil democracy. It was further proof of the discrediting of a rotten political system, where more than 1/3 of the electoral body turned its back on the “fiesta” of democracy and did not go to vote. Out of the approximately 9.800.000 voters registered in the electoral records participation was at 63,5%, meaning that the valid votes were about 6.180.000, while the other 3.620.000, which accounts for 36,5%, did not go to vote. Out of those who voted, SYRIZA got 36%, i.e. around 2.200.000 voters, meaning that out of all the registered voters, SYRIZA’s government was based on less than 1/4 of the electoral body.
A triumph therefore of “popular dominance” and democratic centralization! In the end it’s not the majority through representatives that “governs” as is supposed, but the minority. It has been proved yet again that the political system of civil parliamentarianism is disparaged by millions of citizens. It was proved that precisely because of this disparaging of the political system as a result of the economic crisis, all the governments of recent years are minority governments and that self-reliance is now impossible. In reality, one could say that the main power are those abstaining from electoral illusions and staged circuses of professional liars and fraudsters, right or left. (more…)
“Hunger strike until death to protect our relatives and their friends” : Announcement of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members’ Cell (Greece)
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
Two months ago our escape plan from Korydallos prison was revealed. It’s something we claimed full responsibility for and made our self-critique. After that, an unprecedented hunt for the construction of guilt has started. The target is our relatives and their friends. We saw, two days ago, Giorgos Polydoros brother’s friend and a personal friend of Christos’ and Gerasimos’ Tsakalos being arrested. They, therefore, started talking about “regional members”, “mailers” and “revolutionary fund”. What for? For a bag of clothes? For some money from contributions and solidarity events? Or for the famous “shooting lasers”? The accused man did not even know that there were lasers in the bag. In addition, the most important is that these lasers are toys being sold for 2 euros in Monastiraki and with which we wanted to create confusion at the time of the attack. Why does the counter-terrorist agency not say it, but, in contrast, presents them as weapons?
So today, we watch the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos being arrested along with Gerasimos’ wife, because Aggeliki Spyropoulou was found in their family house. Aggeliki is a rare comrade and we are connected to her with absolute political affinity. The two comrades had told her that if she ever found herself in a difficult position, she could go to their house. Because we don’t abandon neither our ideas, nor our people. Aggeliki had been wanted for so much time and went to their house asking to be temporarily accommodated by their mother. What should their mother do? Close the door to her? She’s not that kind of person and knows the value of humanity for a chased man. In the house stays from time to time due to family relations the wife of Gerasimos Tsakalos, too. That’s why she was there as well.
The whole responsibility is exclusively ours. The relatives and their friends bear no responsibility, having nothing to do with the case and what they’re accused of. As for Aggeliki, we’ll be there for her and she knows she has our support. She’ll be among us, with her head up, in the difficult path we’ve chosen.
But we are not gonna sit here and watch them cannibalizing our relatives and their friends. The counter-terrorism agency crossed the line. We are their opponents not our relatives. So this is it. Since today, 2/3, we go on hunger strike until death to protect our relatives and their friends, so that they won’t end up in jail. The responsibility is ours alone and we are the ones taking it. UNTIL THE END! If they put them in jail, we prefer to choose death. This is what responsibility means and everyone makes their choices…
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF OUR RELATIVES AND THEIR FRIENDS
THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CASE
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Athens, CCF Escape case, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Hunger Strike, Korydallos Prison, Repression
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Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Fugitive comrade Aggeliki Spyropoulou, wanted for participation in the CCF escape attempt, has been arrested this morning, along with the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, in whose home Aggeliki was arrested.
Another two men and a woman were also arrested on Saturday, accused of membership of CCF. The dogs of the State have also arrested Gerasimos’ wife on Monday. All those arrested are accused of diverse ‘crimes’ related to Aggeliki’s flight, the Korydallos escape attempt and the ongoing insurrectional struggle.
International revolutionary solidarity to the arrested and detained
Fire and violence to the State
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, CCF Escape case, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Greece, Repression
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Sunday, March 1st, 2015
Anarchist comrade Nataly Casanova was denounced for ‘threats’ against prison guards in the prison of San Miguel, where she is locked up since September 2014 awaiting trial for the placement of four explosive devices (Metro los dominicos, 1st Comisaria, 39th Comisaria, divecenter Metro Escuela Militar).
Nataly during these months has received four complaints about her ‘attitude’ as she is not submissive towards the jailers.
Friday, February 27th, 2015
On February 26 the criminal case of the political prisoner Mikalai Dzyadok was tried in Mahilyou prison. He was charged with violation of the rules of serving the sentence under Article 411 of the Criminal Code of Belarus.
Dzydok was charged with 16 violations of prison rules, such as wearing sportswear suit instead of prison uniform, sleeping after “Wakey” signal, not sleeping after lockdown, talking to prisoners from other cells.
The prosecutor asked the court to punish Mikalai Dzyadok by 1 year in a maximum security penal colony. It is a maximum term under this article. The defence noted that such cases are extremely rare and can never be started because of such minor violations. The lawyer asked the court to justify Mikalai. As a result, Judge Ihar Shvedau sentenced the political prisoner to one more year in prison. Besides, he is to serve four days out of his four-and-a-half-year term. (more…)
Friday, February 27th, 2015
From CNA Rio:
* Rio de Janeiro *
- The collective trial of the 23 indicted are entering it’s final stages, the judges decision should be known in the next month or so. Three of these activists Elisa Quadros (Tinkerbell), Karlayne Moraes (Moa) and Igor Mendes were accused of not complying with the court order and Igor got arrested while Tinkerbell and Moa went underground.
- Besides that, another two of the 23 are still arrested: Caio Silva and Fábio Fox. Accused of murdering a journalist for using fireworks to defends themselves and the protesters from police brutality. (more…)
Solidarity with anarchist Dante Cano, arrested at Oakland demo against police violence and murders (USA)
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Spread around. Lumpen-proletarian rebel arrested recently in Oakland, CA USA at anti-police demonstration. Squatter and anarchist. Facing serious charges. Help get word out.
Dante Cano is currently being held in Santa Rita jail for participation in a demonstration against police brutality and murder in the Bay Area and across the United States. At the time of his arrest, police in near-by Emervyville had just killed Yuvette Henderson in early February. At the same time, police also had just shot people in San Jose, East Oakland, and also the courts had exonerated the police that shot and killed Alex Nieto in San Francisco. This happened against a back-drop of ongoing police murder and violence across the US as well as a deep and furious revolt in the Bay Area against this murder and repression. (more…)
Liberation immediate de Georges Ibrahim Abdallah – Textes de Dimitris Koufontinas et Nikos Maziotis (France, Greece)
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
- G.I. Abdallah : Nouveau refus de libération
LIBÉRATION IMMÉDIATE DE GEORGES IBRAHIM ABDALLAH
RASSEMBLEMENT DE PROTESTATION
MERCREDI 25 FÉVRIER 2015
DEVANT L’AMBASSADE FRANÇAISE D’ ATHENES
(Coin des rues Vas. Sofias et Akadimias)
Le communiste révolutionnaire Georges Ibrahim Abdallah est dans son 31er année d’enfermement dans les prisons françaises. Toutes les demandes de libération conditionnelle qu’il a faites jusqu’ici ont été rejetées par les tribunaux sous des prétextes divers, après des interventions continues du State Department américain et du lobby sioniste aux gouvernements français. L’Etat français, en rôle de protectorat, met en œuvre un système d’exclusion contre un militant qui est libérable depuis 1999.
Le 5 Novembre 2014, le tribunal d’ application des peines de Paris a rejeté la neuvième demande de libération que Georges Ibrahim Abdallah avait soumis en Mars 2014.
La demande d’Abdallah était considérée «irrecevable» sous le prétexte que précédemment il n’a pas fait l’objet d’un arrêté d’expulsion. Cette parodie de justice, confirme encore une fois le régime d’exception applicable à Georges Abdallah pour plus de 31 ans. Il est confirmé que le maintien en détention de Georges Abdallah est une décision politique du gouvernement français. (more…)
Monday, February 23rd, 2015
From anarchicipistoiesi.noblogs.org, crocenera.org, informa-azione.info
Translated by act for freedom now
After the news that circulated between 13th and 17th February, here is a communiqué signed by the prisoners of the AS2 unit of the prison of Ferrara. The prisoners decided not to be silent in the face of yet more abuse from the guards and to protest against the solitary confinement inflicted on a comrade in the unit. We believe it is necessary not to allow their words to remain dead letter; on the contrary it is important that they circulate as much as possible, among comrades outside as well as inside prison.
To the comrades outside, 14th February 2015
A few words to let you know what’s going on in the AS2 unit of the prison of Ferrara.
No will/intention to feed the ferocious appetite of victimization’s cultists or anti-prison experts in view of the latest prisoners’ lament.
On Friday Alfredo [Cospito] was subjected to the judgement of the prison little tribunal, following a report issued a few nights earlier for having insulted a guard who had turned to one of us, Graziano [Mazzarelli], in a disrespectful and provocative fashion. Graziano was guilty of asking the disgusting man to turn the volume down. For the record, all this happened after midnight. Besides causing him lose the 45 days of earlier release, the ‘sentence’ implied that Alfredo was immediately put in solitary confinement, or rather, as they say, excluded from all social activities (exercise yard, sociality, gym and football pitch). As soon as news spread in the unit, after a short discussion, we started making noise and banging at the bars. (more…)
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
Translated by act for freedom now
THE TRIAL OF BILLY SILVIA AND COSTA IS APPROACHING:
LET’S RELAUNCH THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TOXICITY
Five years have passed since we were arrested in Switzerland when police at a checkpoint on the Albis pass, Canton of Zurich, found explosives, propane gas canisters, petrol cans and several copies of a claim by Switzerland Earth Liberation Front in the car we were in. The target of the proposed attack was the Binning and Rohrer Nanotechnology Centre, a structure that was under construction at the time, property of IBM in collaboration with ETH, the Federal Polytechnic of Zurich.
The trial took place a year and a half later where we were accused of: preparing deliberate arson; concealing and transporting explosive material; unauthorized trade (importation) of explosives. Federal prosecutor Hansjörg Stadler demanded sentences of 3 years and 4 to 8 months, broadly accepted by federal judge Walter Wütrich. The court confirmed all the charges, except that of illicit traffic (importation) of explosives, a charge we were cleared of.
Parallel to this, the Public Prosecutor of Turin had begun a thorough investigation of the explosive cartridges that the Swiss authorities had found on us to find out where the material had come from. When the investigation was completed, prosecutor Enrico Arnaldi Di Balme issued three more charges against us: terrorist activity involving lethal and explosive devices, possession and transport of explosives in the public space and receiving stolen goods (explosives), all charges aggravated with ‘terrorist intent’. (more…)