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‘Prison Struggle’ Archives

Russia: Network Case Suspects Go on Hunger Strike

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Network Case Suspects Go on Hunger Strike
OVD Info
December 2, 2018

Dmitry Pchelintsev and Andrei Chernov, residents of Penza and suspects in the so-called Network case, have gone on hunger strike, claiming remand prison officials and FSB officers have intimidated them during their review of their criminal case file, something to which they are entitled by Russian law. Several Penza suspects in the case have claimed they have been put in solitary confinement, handcuffed to radiators, and threatened with violence.

Pchelintsev and Chernov went on hunger strike on November 29, as reported by the Parents Network, a support group established by the mothers and fathers of the young men, who have been accused of involvement in a “terrorist community” that, allegedly, was planning an armed uprising during the March 2018 presidential election and 2018 FIFA World Cup, held in Russia this past summer.

It was on November 29 that wardens put Pchelintsev in solitary, demanding he admit to breaking the rules by talking with other inmates during yard time. He responded by going on hunger strike, and Chernov joined him as a token of support and solidarity. On November 30, wardens again tried to bargain with Pchelintsev and threaten him. (more…)

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Greece: Update on the Fourth Trial of Revolutionary Struggle

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

On Monday 03.12.18 at 9AM, the 4th trial of Revolutionary Struggle continues in the Korydallos Prison Court for cases of ‘theft’ attributable to the organization with the employees of banks appearing as witnesses.

The prosecution have combined around 9 cases of bank expropriation (dating from 2008-2015) carried out by Revolutionary Struggle with the aim of depoliticizing the organization and deconstructing their actions by adding additional charges and convictions.

Revolutionary Struggle members Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis have previously assumed political responsibility for the bank expropriations that were carried out to finance and continue the actions of the organization.

In this trial, those who are accused of involvement or are being investigated for the expropriations are accused of violating Article 187P.K for membership of a criminal organization as well as 187A for financing a criminal organization. Those being accused and judged in the first instance are: N. Maziotis – member of Revolutionary Struggle, Maria Theofilou, G. Petrakakos, Themistocles and Fotis Assimakapolulos, Marios Seisidis, Kostas Sakkas, Panagiotis Argyros, Grigoris Tsironis and Spyros Christodoulou (During an EKAM / Special Counter-Terrorist Unit operation, Spyros Dravillas shot and killed himself before he could be arrested. Spyros Christodoulou, G. Petrakakos and Grigoris Tsironis were arrested during the same operation).

The next hearing is scheduled for 12.12.18.

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International Call For New Year’s Eve Noise Demonstrations

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Spanish and Bahasa Indonesian translations follow English text below.

This is a call for a raucous night of strong solidarity with those imprisoned by the state on one of the noisiest nights of the year. On New Year’s Eve gather your crew, collective, community, organization, or just yourself and come together to raise a racket and remind those on the inside that they are not alone.

Internationally, noise demonstrations outside of prisons are a way to remember those who are held captive by the state and a way to show solidarity with imprisoned comrades and loved ones. We come together to break the loneliness and isolation.

We know that prison is beyond reform and must be completely abolished. It is a mechanism of repression used by the state to maintain a social order rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity. To come together outside of the sites of repression is to also stand in defiance of what they represent.

The logic of the state and capital—of punishment and imprisonment, must be replaced by a rejection of oppression and exploitation. This call is one step in that direction.

Wherever you are, meet on New Year’s Eve at the prisons, jails, and detention centers, be loud in solidarity with those imprisoned and to push forward the idea of a world free from domination.

We send this call in solidarity with those defying state repression of large scale dissent: from the Yogyakarta prisoners in Indonesia to those in Russia facing repression as anarchist anti-state organizers, to all of those in the spaces between.

We want a world without walls and borders.

We will fight together until everyone is free! (more…)

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Chile: Solidarity Poster for Anarchist Prisoner Joaquín García

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

COMBATIVE AND INSURRECTIONIST SOLIDARITY

The anti-authoritarian comrade Joaquín García was arrested in November 2015, accused of an explosive attack against a police station. After being placed under house arrest, the comrade decided to escape but was recaptured carrying a revolver, and sent to prison again. Finally the courts decided to condemn him for these two acts to 13 years of prison.

FORGETTING OUR PRISONERS IS FORGETTING THE WAR ITSELF
NOTHING HAS FINISHED!! JOAQUIN GARCIA TO THE STREET!!

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Santiago, Chile: 3° Comunicado público de la “Red Solidaria Antikarcelaria con Juan y Marcelo”

Monday, December 3rd, 2018



Fotografía: Lienzo en el Encuentro del Libro y la Propaganda Anarquista en la población La Victoria el 13/10/2018.

La resistencia que hoy mantienen los/as compañeros/as en prisión es real, día a día tienen que convivir con lógicas tan podridas que a veces no se logra imaginar, desde la represión del carcelero, la autoridad penitenciaria, los nefastos códigos entre presos/as y la violencia que está totalmente a la orden del día y que puede culminar con la muerte, como lo fue el pasado 2 de Noviembre de 2018 cuando fue asesinado el compañero Kevin Garrido Fernández.

Esta pérdida es irrecuperable para sus familiares, amores, compañeros/as, para la lucha anticarcelaria y para quienes desde una perspectiva amplia practican la ofensiva contra el Capital y el Estado. A un compañero que actuó en consecuencia de sus ideas se le ha ido la vida a causa de una operación cómplice entre carceleros y presos al servicio de estos, lo que provoca un dolor y rabia inconmensurable, por lo que la indiferencia no es una opción. (more…)

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‘De negras balas y sensibilidades revolucionarias’ – Escrito de Juan Aliste (Chile)

Friday, November 16th, 2018

(Recibimos y difundimos)

Una de las significancias de ser revolucionario, creo yo, pasa por la sensibilidad. Sensibilidad que te permite fijar una posición dentro de esta forma de vida actual impuesta he incrustada bajo la supremacía capitalista de una clase dominante y el conjunto de eslabones estructurales que perpetúan un control sobre la vida de millones de niñas, niños, mujeres y hombres. Hoy el dominio se expande y buscan controlar sus espacios, territorios, tiempos, sentimientos y cualquier atisbo de libertad que aun quede.

La sensibilidad revolucionaria nos permite tomar posición consciente y no solo constatar realidades. Somos enemigos de este Estado, ya con varias décadas de lucha y convicción en la piel, revindicamos el continuo histórico de este hacer subversivo y hoy, 2018 nos situamos en un tránsito de más de una década desde la caería-persecución y posterior prisión que enfrentamos como enemigos de este Estado kapitalista.

Todos estos años como rehenes en sus cárceles dan cuenta de un caminar ininterrumpido donde se han forjado complicidades fértiles en esta decisión de lucha que nos sitúa en la certeza de nuestro hacer subversivo permanente, reinventándonos y apañándonos en un latir libertario. (more…)

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Appeal court review for imprisoned comrade Joaquín García (Chile)

Friday, November 16th, 2018

On November 19, 2018, the appeal court will review the 13-year sentence against anti-authoritarian comrade Joaquín García, convicted for the placement of an explosive device against a police station and the possession of a revolver.

The intention of the legal defense is to annul the trial and make a new one. This call is to be attentive to the new judicial scenarios that can develop.

Solidarity with the prisoners of the social war!

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Paska on hungerstrike + updates + flyposter (Italy)

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

ITALIA: AFICHES EN SOLIDARIDAD CON EL COMPAÑERO ANARQUISTA PASKA EN HUELGA DE HAMBRE (ES/FR/EN/DU)

Italy: Updates on Anarchist comrade Paska’s hunger strike and appeal for solidarity

+ More on Actforfree

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Indonesia: Trial Update on Yogyakarta Prisoners

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Trial update for the Mayday case 2018.

Information update from the Prisoners in Yogyakarta as of now, they are as well as can be expected. Even though comrade BV is experiencing shortness of breath, and now it’s beginning to get better.

The trial process is very long, especially for comrade BV, AM, and W. Those whose the trials already happened on 8.11.18 have already proceeded to the trials of pleading (defendent’s defence), and before that they already receive the demands from the Public Prosecutor with a maximum penalty of 10 months at their trial on 1.11.18 at the Sleman District Court. At the moment they are being retained at Cebongan Prison, Sleman awaiting the following trial process with the agenda for the verdict to be handed down on 22.11.18.

We will keep updating information for you with further developments.

TILL ALL ARE FREE

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Web: palanghitam.noblogs.org
Email: civilrebellion@riseup.net

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Grecia – Manifesto di solidarietà con la compagna anarchica Aggeliki Spyropoulou

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Aggeliki Spyropoulou

Manifesto di solidarietà per Aggeliki Spyropoulou, companga anarchica detenuta per il caso di fuga delle CCF. La compagna è stata condannata a 28 anni di carcere per il coinvolgimento nel tentativo di fuga, che consisteva nel far saltare un parte del carcere di Korydallos per poi liberare i membri prigionieri della Cospirazione delle Cellule di Fuoco, nel 2015.

Per scrivere:

Aggeliki Spyropoulou
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou – Gynaikeies Fylakes
T.K. 18110 – Korydallos
Athens – Greece

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Grecia: Afiche en solidaridad con la compañera anarquista encarcelada Aggeliki Spyropoulou

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

NOTA DE INSTINTO SALVAJE: Se ha traducido el afiche al español como un pequeño gesto a la compañera y para adherir a realizar cualquier gesto en solidaridad con todxs lxs combatientes en prisión.

Afiche en solidaridad con Aggeliki Spyropoulou, compañera anarquista encarcelada en el caso del intento de fuga de CCF. La compañera fue condenada a 28 años de prisión por su participación en el intento de evasión en el 2015, que consistía en volar una parte de la prisión de Korydallos y liberar a lxs miembros encarceladxs de Conspiración de las Células de Fuego.

Para escribir a Aggeliki:

Aggeliki Spyropoulou
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
Gynaikeies Fylakes
T.K. 18110
Korydallos
Atenas
Grecia

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Flyposter in solidarity to imprisoned anarchist comrade Aggeliki Spyropoulou (Greece)

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Poster Aggeliki

Solidarity flyposter for Aggeliki Spyropoulou, imprisoned anarchist comrade in the CCF Escape case. The comrade was sentenced to 28 years in prison for her involvement in the 2015 escape attempt to blow up part of Korydallos Prison and free the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

Write to Aggeliki:

Aggeliki Spyropoulou
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
Gynaikeies Fylakes
T.K. 18110
Korydallos
Athens
Greece

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Mexico: Anarchist Prisoner Miguel Peralta Sentenced to 50 Years Imprisonment

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

On October 26th, our comrade Miguel Ángel Peralta was notified that the judge has found him criminally liable for the commission of the crime of attempted homicide against Eliza Zepeda Lagunas (former municipal president of Eloxochitlán and now a local member of MORENA / National Regeneration Movement for District 04 of Teotitlán, Oaxaca). The judge imposed a penalty of 50 years imprisonment against Miguel and his brother Manuel, as well as a financial penalty of 150,000 pesos compensation for damages.

For this reason, Miguel has decided to end the hunger strike that he began on October 19th, to regain his strength and to focus on continuing a second stage to obtain his freedom.

Freedom for all!

Down with the walls of the prisons!

Previous Article on ActForFreedomNow about Miguel beginning the hunger strike.

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About the arrested comrades – Call for solidarity with Silesian 2 (Poland)

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Poland, Katowice 2015, AntiCongress (AntyKongres): Anarchist comrades living in Poland organised Anticongress, a protest against European Economic Congress (EEC) held in Katowice, Poland. Anarchists organised demonstrations, lectures and in the evening decided to scout an abandoned building to protest against capitalism and the economic decisions taken above our heads by politicians and bourgeois and against housing policy in Poland. The police tried to get inside and throw them out and silenced the voices of opposition preventing to disrupt the meetings at EEC. Our comrades defended bravely and fearlessly throwing petards [small explosives] and bottles but in the morning antiterrorists break through using stun grenades and arrested 21 anarchists. (more…)

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Two comrades are imprisoned in Poland for protesting against the European Economic Congress

Monday, October 29th, 2018

On 19 October our two comrades were arrested because of a court sentence given to them for taking part in anarchist protest against European Economic Congress (EEC) 2015 which was held in Katowice.

Our friends where sentenced to community services because of the crime called “infringement of privacy”. They were protesting in empty abandoned tenement house which was city property. They wanted to protest against the inherent contradiction between empty property and homelessness and to show injustice of savage capitalism.

Arrest is a consequence of avoiding these community services. One of activists went to prison for 2 months till 15 of December. He is kept in prison in Tarnowskie Góry (Silesian region). From the very beginning he started hunger strike, because he doesn’t have possibility to eat vegan food. Administration refused to pass him warm clothes. The cell is not heated and he has no any jacket. According to official rules, prison keeps 50% of all money income. Anyway, director of this penal facility doesn’t allow him to use prison shop, or to buy food for him during dates with visitors.

About the other detainee we have no information. Police didn’t want to inform anybody about his situation, because of formal causes (administration refuse to allow him date with relatives, because he doesn’t remember the exact address of their place of residence). That is why we don’t know the condition of his imprisonment. (more…)

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