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Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Prison’

Santiago: Jornada Anti-Karcelaria ($hile)

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

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France: Anti-Prison Days in Bure – 2nd to 8th March 2020

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Hi, we are organizing an anti-prison week during the first week of March in Bure & around (place of struggle against a project of center for burying nuclear waste). (Link) + (info about Bure : bureburebure.info)

You are welcome to come and we would be happy if you wanted to propose a discussion/radio listening/or other about your activities. Topics we are interested in for this days are; state repressions and anarchists counter-strategies, women and LGBTQ in prison, migrants imprisonment and theoretical discussion around idea of prison abolition (or demolition) and anarchist idea of justice. Of course would be nice to here from you about your approach to all this topics but it isn’t our expectations. However we feel that topics around women, LGBTQ community and migrants are still enough to highlight in the anti-prison context, so if those topics are ones that you also consider in your daily ABCs work we would be happy to give you space to share it.

Below is a first draft of the program but it will change for sure cuz it’s strongly depend from answers of others groups: (more…)

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Interview with Anarchist Prisoner Amadeu Casellas in Catalonia

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

via AMW:

Since June 2018, the anarchist prisoner Amadeu Casellas is back in prison, accused of stealing 300,000 euros in Sabadell, Catalonia. As told by Amadeu, at the time of arrest, he was working at his home; they found absolutely nothing and also the victim did not recognize him at first, the judge took no consideration of these details when decreeing detention. He is currently imprisoned in Brians I prison in Catalonia. The following interview comes from the revolutionary website La Haine.

I first send my solidarity and that of La Haine to you in this new prison in which you’ve been suffering for months. How do you feel?

Very good.

How was your arrest and this new accusation?

At about 5 am they blew open the door where I lived. I was sleeping. I heard the noise and at first thought it was a neighbor, did not even think it was for me. Hooded police entered, threw themselves on me. I was hurt in the fifth and sixth vertebrae and I had to be taken to Granollers hospital. I had to wear a collar for about 20 days and was prescribed an anti-inflammatory.

I was accused of armed robbery. Some 20 policemen checked, and found nothing. (more…)

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Some report backs from New Year’s Eve Prison Demos

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

USA

More Than 25 Cities Light Up the Night Against Prisons & Migrant Detention Camps

Sacramento, CA: NYE Noise Demo Report Back

Omaha, NE: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Baldwin, MI: Noise Demo Rallies Against Geo Group’s Notorious Detention Camp

Philly Noise Demo Reportback

Elsewhere

New Year’s Light Show for the Prisoners of the Quebec City Detention Center (Canada)

Update from the gathering outside the hellhole of P. Ralli on New Year’s Eve (Athens, Greece)

via It’s Going Down, PHL AntiCap, Athens IMC and MTL Counter-info.

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EN/ES – International Call For New Year’s Eve Noise Demonstrations

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

From ABC NYC:

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. (more…)

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Letter from John Bowden, long-term radical prisoner (UK)

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

There is a group of prisoners who although imprisoned for non-political offences subsequently become politicised or radicalised whilst in jail, and in both the USA and Britain this is a phenomenon that has become increasingly widespread.

In the USA during the 1960s and 70s the radicalisation of ordinary black prisoners, in particular, was fostered by the centrality of imprisonment in the experience of black activists and revolutionaries like Malcolm X (who described prisons as “universities of revolution”), Eldridge Cleaver, George Jackson, H Rap Brown, Angela Davis and others. George Jackson described his own politicisation succinctly: “I met Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Engels, and Mao when I entered prison and they redeemed me”.

Thus those whom W.E.B. Dubois described as an “army of the wronged” increasingly defined themselves as political prisoners who were the products of an oppressive political-economic order. This belief underpinned the praxis of radical groups such as the Black Panthers and Symbionese Liberation Army, and prisons were seen as the epicentre of a broader social and political revolution. The call for recognition of radicalised prisoners claim to political status underpinned prisoners’ demands in a series of protests that punctuated the 1970s in U.S. Prisons such as Folsom, Soledad, San Quentin and, later, Attica. (more…)

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Prison of Nancy-Maxeville, France: Nuclear state = Police state

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

IT/EN/FR

[Claim appeared on Monday, September 30, on the website nantes.indymedia.org].

On Friday, September 27th [2019], the Nancy-Maxeville prison was attacked to denounce the repression of the nuclear State.

In the pre-evening of the demo against the nuclear waste-dump – project CIGEO « Vent de Bure » at Nancy – we attacked (symbolically) the prison of Nancy-Maxeville, to send greetings to our comrades who are imprisoned and those who are charged by repression. Also to set a sign for a society without prisons in general.

We marked the walls with the paint, smash the windows of some administration buildings, launch smoke bombs and flares in the yard of the prison and greet the prisoners with pyrotechnics in the surrounding area. The action was protected by crowsfeets [metal devices to puncture car tyres] and burning barricades on the access roads. (more…)

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Letter from imprisoned anarchist comrade Keith ‘Malik’ Washington (USA)

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Comrade Malik Speaks! This Also Means That I Am an AntiFascist! Expect Us!

Revolutionary Greetings Comrades!

By now the word has gotten out that I’ve left the New Afrikan Black Panther Party-prison chapter and embraced Anarchism. This is a tough time but as J. Cole raps in his song “Middle Child,” he says: “Everything Grows, its destined to change!” I have changed!

I am still holding on to my belief in Eco-Socialism. Plain and simple, climate change is real and not a hoax. Think many of ya’ll who have felt these unusually hot temps recently can attest that something is most certainly going on and I can guarantee you that these imperialist multi-national corporations that deal in fossil fuels have no interest in saving our beautiful planet or ensuring that the humyn species is able to survive– they just don’t care so we have to make them care! But that is not why I am communicating with you today! (more…)

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Imprisoned anarchist comrade Eric King facing up to 20 more years in jail after beating by guard (USA)

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

For folks who are unaware Eric is an anarchist and anti-fascist prisoner who was sentenced to 10 years for an attempted arson, an action in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising in Kansas city. Throwing two Molotov cocktails into a state representatives office at night time. He has since remained outspoken against the prison system. Exposing abuses and standing tall in the face of constant attacks and oppression.

In august of last year Eric was dragged into a broom closet and attacked by Lt Wilcox at FCI Florence. Attacked because he is an anarchist and anti-fascist. It was timed to line up with the surgery for his wifes cancer. He was subsequently tortured and abused and never checked out medically despite being kicked in the head for 5 plus minutes. And tied to a 4 point restraint for 8 hours, having to urinate himself resulting in nerve damage to his wrists. (more…)

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Saxony, Germany: Prison Construction Site Sabotaged by Autonomous Commando Thomas Meyer-Falk

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

21.08.19: On Monday night, we set fire to several construction vehicles on the grounds of the Zwickau Marienthal Prison construction site. An excavator was burned out completely, the other four excavators and a front end loader were damaged by our fire and made partially unusable. We would like to dedicate this action especially to Loic, the Park Bench 3 and the Basel 18. They are missing from our side.

In Zwickau-Marienthal, construction work on a joint new prison complex for the states of Saxony and Thuringia began recently. At the beginning of 2020, a 6 meter high wall will surround the 10ha area. The concrete complex, which is to be completed by 2024, will then hold 820 people within its walls. In its workshops more than two-thirds of the prisoners will be forced to work. (more…)

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Jornadas Anticarcelarias 6 de abril – Bogota, Colombia

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Queremos invitarles el próximo sábado 6 de abril desde las 10am en la ciudad de Bogotá a las primeras jornadas anticarcelarias. Con la temática: Mujer y encierro, las situaciones que viven las mujeres tras
las rejas. Familiares de casos en el territorio colombiano. Charla sobre la primera carcel de mujeres en Colombia. Red Trans, Cuerpos en prision, mentes en acción. Taller: La prisión interna. Actualización Presxs Anarquistas en el mundo. Conversas con el cono sur y actualización de compañeras en prisión.

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Three anti-prison and prisoner solidarity initiatives from UK

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

1: 2019 – Year of Action against Prison Expansion

2: March 2019 – Month of Action against Prisons and the State – For Anna

3: 13 March – Global day of solidarity with Kevan Thakrar & Against Solitary Confinement

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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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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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Isère, France: 12 Vehicles & Construction Machines of Prisons Collaborator Eiffage Torched in Saint-Martin-d’Hères

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

08.10.18: Tonight, we set fire to a dozen Eiffage vehicles and construction machines because this company plays a fundamental role in our prison society.

Eiffage is involved in the producing spaces of constraint and control. They put their claws on most devices within the large invisible cage we live in. Schools, workplaces, housing, courts, hospitals (psychiatric and other), retirement homes, barracks, stadiums and public spaces are all bars that keep us in capitivity.

But if Eiffage is the object or our hatred and vengeful action, it is also, and above all, because they provide the material structure necessary for the punishment industry: prisons, detention centers and juvenile correctional facilities.

The government’s new ‘prison plan’ will soon add 7000 more places to the hell of penitentiary survival.

Proud to appear as a specialist, Eiffage will still make some profitable business. Furiously opposed to all prisons, last night we let them know that we have declared war.

We welcome all the attacks against the mechanics of confinement.

We admire the insubordination that bursts from inside the jails: refusals to return from exercise, hunger strikes, cell destruction, attacks against guards and escapes.

We salute the revolts on the ‘outside’ such as the recent arson attacks against the vehicles of prison guards and the SPIP (French Prison Services).

Also located in this relative exterior- but for how much longer? -We try to remain on the offensive against all who plan, produce and administer prisons.

To all the mutineers,
Rage and courage to destroy our cages!

Foxes

Source (with photos)

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