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About the prison revolt in Caxias, Portugal

June 1st, 2009

In 1996 a revolt disturbed the prison of Caxias, close to Lisbon; it was the fire that sparked after an ongoing struggle, strikes and tensions in prisons all over the country since 1994. On the 23rd of March 1996, one wing, that was divided in two, revolted fiercely against the guards, the abuse, the torture, the 200% overpopulation and the suffocation behind bars. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Prison Struggle |

Interview with Amadeu Casellas Ramón (Catalunya)

June 1st, 2009

[Update: Amadeu is now given conditional freedom] The Catalonian anarchist prisoner Amadeu Casellas Ramón was on hunger strike for 60 days to demand a solution to his critical situation of imprisonment, already lasting for more than 22 years. He has paid for 22 years for struggling against the state, for bank expropriations carried out in the 70s and 80s to help finance the workers’ struggles of that time. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Interviews, Prison Struggle |

Autonomous centre in Philippines appeals for solidarity

May 26th, 2009

KINAIYAHAN / UNAHON!

COLLECTIVELY-RUN ALTERNATIVE RESOURCE AND LEARNING CENTER
Davao City, Philippines

Homepage of Kinaiyahan Unahon (Nature First)

We, the Kinaiyahan Unahon Collective in Davao City, Philippines are now on the track collectively running a small community library and an info center project which is quiet very useful to our collective as a resource base for mobility and especially to people and friends to come around, meet up, work on and do something politically while opening and encouraging an autonomous atmosphere of learning and doing things. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Autonomy |

Thirty Years Ago Today I Shot My First Fascist

May 26th, 2009

The camp was in a remote location in the Zahrani river valley. Access was by a steep track that snaked down the hillside from the Sida road The track came to an end alongside what had been a farmhouse once, consisting of a stone hut where some of the men slept. Beneath this was a much larger stone manger, this was unused except by a few chickens, but in the warm weather it’s flat roof became the main focus of the camp, being used for both eating and sleeping. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Anti-Fascist |

Break the Silence (about the arrests in Bologne, Italy)

May 26th, 2009

(inspired by a few leaflets from ‘Fuoriluogo’)

Saturday 13th October 2007 at around 4am: a girl is sleeping in piazza Verdi in Bologna (northern Italy). Police on patrol decide that the girl’s behaviour is ‘abnormal’ and must be corrected by compulsory sanitary treatment (TSO), which means internment in a psychiatric hospital and forced administration of psychotropic drugs. The cops call the ambulance while keeping the girl under their custody against her will. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted in Cognitive Liberty |

Update from Osaka ABC about comrade “Y”

May 26th, 2009

On the morning of 9 July 2008, comrade “Y”, a militant of anarchist group, ‘Free Workers Federation’, was suddenly arrested by Osaka police at an office of Kamagasaki-Liberation building (Homeless Liberation organisation), accused of throwing slabs of concrete at police and stealing a police riot shield during an 8 day riot which was sparked when Japanese police brutally beat and tortured a day-worker. The riots also coincided with an opening meeting of the G8. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Prison Struggle |

Letter from Greek anarchist Ilias Nikolau, from Amfissa prison

May 26th, 2009

In the night of January 13th 2009, an incendiary device, composed of gas canisters and gasoline, exploded in the entrance of the (police) commissariat of Evomos (region of Thessalonica), and damaged the windows in the facade and the ventilation system. Shortly after, the police arrested the 26 year old anarchist Ilias Nikolau, who does not live far from there. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Prison Struggle |

On Revolutionary Solidarity

May 26th, 2009

We would like to put forward the discussion on revolutionary solidarity because we feel it is not always clear what it is understood or taken for, what people mean with their solidarity expressions, since we see the importance to recognize ourselves in struggles, what it is surrounded with and what it is mistaken for. Because often we see people immediately use this form of activity for the necessary responding to revolt, attack and insurrection elsewhere at that moment, far away from daily imposed social surroundings, thus we wonder if that is what solidarity should imply, and would even question what is the purpose for it, considering it to be completely isolated and disconnected from both imported struggle as local reality. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Autonomy |

Solidarity with imprisoned eco-struggle farmers in Java, Indonesia

May 26th, 2009

Once again we have to face another obstacle in stopping the corporation from destroying our environment, cultural and economy. Together with the plan to built the cement factory in Pati, Central Java that caused lots of conflicts and problems among local people because the factory will be built on the North Kendeng mountain where are most rivers and lakes are located, the authorities has arrested nine farmers and activists that join the protest. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Eco Struggle |

Defeating Complaints, Creating Rage by John Bowden (UK)

May 26th, 2009

The liberal argument that internal prison justice and the equitable resolution of prisoners’ grievances is a critically important factor in maintaining the equilibrium and legitimacy of prison regimes, while also preventing the widespread embitterment of a group of people already significantly in conflict with the system, is obviously true in a particular sense. In the closed and hidden world of prison where the guards and system they enforce wield an omnipotent degree of power over prisoners the manner in which prisoners’ complaints and grievances are dealt with will inevitably determine whether that power is frequently abused or mediated with at least some semblance of fairness and lawfulness. Read the rest of this entry »

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State terrorism – Not even afraid! (France)

May 26th, 2009

Parisian region: Six people from Paris and its close suburbs are put under investigation for “criminal association in relation to a terrorist undertaking” (which the State names Mouvance Anarcho-Autonome Francillienne”, MAAF) Three amongst them are incarcerated for a first specific act; the attempted arson of a police car on the 2nd of may 2007, in the 18th district of Paris; “attempted destruction on goods or people with a view to commit an attack on goods or people, in relation to a terrorist undertaking”. They are accused on the basis of supposed “DNA traces” found on the incendiary device. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Social Control |