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‘Prison Struggle’ Archives

Amadeu Casellas announces new hunger strike (Catalunya)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Communiqué:

Ever since the socialists of the PSC took charge of Catalan prisons, deaths have multiplied, especially during the last three years under Montserrat Tura’s leadership. In Brians 2 prison alone, which opened two years ago, there have been more than 30 deaths. If we take into account that there are 11 prisons in Catalunya, without counting the deaths that occurred in Terrassa Prison Hospital due to incurable disease, how many deaths have there been? Where is the dignity for these sick prisoners who die alone in a prison hospital? Where are the humanitarian motives? (more…)

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Freedom for Marco Camenisch (Switzerland)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Marco Camenisch was born on January 21st 1952 in Switzerland, in a small village of the Graubunden region. At the beginning of 1980 Marco was arrested for damaging electricity pylons and transformers, once against the NOK company (which ran nuclear power plants in Switzerland) and once against their distributors, the Sarelli company. The sentence was very harsh: 10 years. Marco was well aware this reflected the seriousness of what was at stake: the ecocide perpetrated by the the power industry as part of the wider system of destruction, which formed the target of his own struggle. (more…)

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Toby released from Prison (Germany)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

On the 29 December 2009, a comrade from Berlin, who was imprisoned for the arson of 3 expensive cars in the area of Friedrichshain was released from remand pending the further investigation. It seems the “granite” evidence that was used to keep him in the jail was not so “granite” under legal examination.

ACAB

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Update on International hunger strike of prisoners in struggle

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Pickets and demos outside jails will be taking place in the next few days and over New Year’s Eve in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland in solidarity with the strikers and all prisoners. (more…)

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7 COP15 prisoners left in custody (Denmark)

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

There are still sitting 7 people in prison after the summit in Copenhagen. Show your solidarity by sending them letters or drawings and posters, because this is one of the few opportunities we have, to show them that they are not alone. The systems wants to break people by putting them in prison and one way they use, is that they try to isolate prisoners from the outside as much as possible. We will not let them break our comrades! (more…)

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Do the riot thing! – Support the Fittja 10 (Sweden)

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Update: The one person from Fittja10 still remaining in jail appealed her continued incarceration and was, much to everyones’ surprise and joy, released! Now she spends time with her loved ones.

During the last year, riots and arsons have spread through urban areas in Sweden. Youth in poorer communities have started fires and attacked firefighters and cops on arrival. The unrest is clearly linked to a discontent with the situation they face; the segregated cities, the poor living conditions in their areas, the discrimination they face in mainstream society. Wherever they go they carry their areas’ reputation with them. (more…)

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Robbery in solidarity with prisoners on hungerstrike, Rome (Italy)

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Translated from informa-azione
received and published from an email sent from a public telephone

“JOY IS IN ACTION WE DON’T HAVE TIME TO MARK THE PACE LIFE IS SHORT AND WE RUSH INDIVIDUALLY TO THE ATTACKS THAT ARE SUMMONING US ROME ROBBERY IN JEWELLER’S SHOP LOVE AND SOLIDARITY TO THE PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE”

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Tamara, anarchist comrade arrested (Spain & Catalonia)

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Today, Thursday 17 of December, Tamara, an anarchist comrade from Madrid, has been imprisoned in the woman’s prison of Wad-Ras (Barcelona). She is accused of having sent an explosive package to Albert Batlle, secretary of penitentiary services of the Catalan regional government. (more…)

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Collective hungerstrike of prisoners in struggle begins (Worldwide)

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

From the 20th December 2009 to the 1 January 2010, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, anarchist imprisoned in Aachen, Germany, has declared a hungerstrike which prisoners from at least three jails in Chile including Axel Osorio have stated they will join. Marco Camenisch (in Switzerland), Jonatan (Sweden), Juan Carlos, Francisco, Honorio and Alberto (Spain), Diego (Argentina), Sergio, Mike, Evelin, Luca and Pasquale (Italy) have also said they will participate. Many other prisoners are expected to join, in solidarity with the struggle of Gabriel and in a common collective refusal of authority and the prison system. Gabriel hoped it might make the Christmas celebrations seem even more ridiculous than usual. (more…)

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Lucasville: What led to the uprising (USA)

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

by Edward Julious on behalf of Cleveland Anarchist Black Cross

On Easter Sunday, April 11, 1993, a riot broke out at the infamous Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at Lucasville. Lucasville had a reputation as one of the most violent and predatory prisons in the country. The prison and the atmosphere at the prison had become extraordinarily tense since the arrival of Warden Arthur Tate Jr. in 1990. (more…)

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"La ofensiva no olvida…" por Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (Germany)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Tras la lectura del libro recientemente editado (en Chile): “Mauri… la ofensiva no te olvida” [1] me quedé ensimismado reflexionando sobre las ideas-sentimientos-existencia de este compañero caido en combate el 22 de Mayo, asi como quienes lo conocieron personalmente. (more…)

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Indictment for Terrorism against Anarchists – a Political Trial (Serbia)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

On November 3, 2009 , the supposed throwing of two burning beer bottles at the Greek embassy was qualified by the Public Prosecutor’s office as a crime from the list of the most serious offenses. Six proved antifascists are thus being accused of no more and no less than international terrorism! (more…)

Posted in Anti-Fascist, Prison Struggle

Letter from Sunny Nasir Ahmed (UK)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

How To Radicalise Muslim Prisoners

I want to highlight an incident that has seriously affected my situation in prison. Firstly, allow me to put what happened into context. I am serving a ten year sentence. Since my conviction I have been exemplary in my behaviour and incurred no disciplinary reports or adverse intelligence reports prior to the incident I am about to describe. I am of Pakistan origin, although until relatively recently had not experienced any discriminatory treatment in prison or ill-treatment at the hands of other prisoners. (more…)

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Anti-Fascist gets 20 years prison (Bulgaria)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Jock Palfreeman, a 23 year old Australian with British connections, who spent some time in Bristol, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Bulgaria on 2/12/09. He has been on remand at Sofia central prison for 2 years.

In Sofia in late December 2007 he intervened when he saw a gang of 15+ Bulgarian football hooligans, with undoubted neo-nazi tendencies, attack 2 Roma (gypsy) people. (more…)

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Comrade from Hamburg in custody in Copenhagen (Denmark)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Our comrade Christian was arrested by civil cops at the resistance against the climate summit (COP15) in Copenhagen. He was sentenced to 3 weeks custody because he’s accused of §119 (violence against police), §134a (public unrest), §245 (violence of dagerous kind) and §291 (damaging of property). (more…)

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