Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Prison’
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! It is hard to craft a message of Solidarity during this time without acknowledging the suffering and loss of life of so many beautiful humyn beings.
By the time June 11th arrives we will reach over One Hundred Thousand Deaths related to the Corona Virus here in Amerika.
Much of my recent journalism and activism has been centered around Covid-19.
Specifically, I’ve been calling for the release of our Elders. I started this year off with a message of Solidarity. I collaborated with my Soul Mate and Future Wife Nube Brown. We’d Love to see the state of California grant Parole to New Afrikan Freedom Fighter and Principled leader–Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa.
As far as Anarchist prisoners are concerned, I must call your attention to the struggle of our Comrade Xinachtli in the State of Texas. Xinachtli whose Sir name is Alvaro Luna Hernandez will be eligible for Parole very soon.
Inorder to facilitate Xinachtli’s release we must ensure that he has enough Financial Support so that we can retain a Parole Attorney that will zealously advocate for Xinachtli’s Release.
Xinachtli has been subjected to Decades of Racism, Bigotry, and Oppression at the hands of Prison and State Officials in Texas. Xinachtli is a Principled Thinker and Anarchist comrade who has Earned my Respect and Support. This June 11th lets focus on BEING NUMEROUS in order to Free Xinachtli. (more…)
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Statement by Amadeu Casellas, after his release
Yesterday, May 14, I received provisional freedom, awaiting an acquittal or conviction. As you already know, justice in this state is not impartial, depending on whether the prosecutor has been military, fascist or ecclesiastical, that is already a problem for the working class. The same is the case with presidents, magistrates or judges, who depending on their ideology, can also be condemnatory or acquittal. I no longer want to talk about the state hitmen, also called Mossos d’Esquadra [police force in Catalonia], who are manipulative, corrupt and pathetic.
In any case, as you can imagine, I am very happy with my freedom, after the two years I have been unjustly locked up in prison.
But this is not over yet, because I have to go and collect the conviction or acquittal, and as you can imagine, if it is condemnatory I will have to appeal it. Among other things, because the state’s hired killers, the Mossos d’Esquadra, manipulated evidence, which was demonstrated in the trial that took place on the 5th and 6th, as well as other evidence that was manipulated by themselves.
I want to thank all the Grup de Suport for all the help they have given me during these two years, which has been a lot, and I hope that the next few days we can all stay together and celebrate my freedom.
And to be able to start, for those who want to participate in new struggles against the many abuses that are inside the prisons, the fact that I have come out does not mean that this has ended.
The struggle continues, because there are many Amadeus in prisons and many fascists that watch over them, torture and humiliate them. For those who want to continue organizing the struggles of the prisons in the Catalan and Spanish death centers, we will be in contact.
Thanks to everyone for your support.
Salud and Anarchy
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
SOLIDARITY WITH PRISONERS ALL OVER THE WORLD
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION
The existing health crisis and its management from governments until now, globally, has unmasked the real character of authority, which was hiding itself behind the democratic mask. This oppressive system imposed an ultimate control of life, forbidding everything. Now, all civil liberties have become senseless words. This extreme condition that we live in, reveals that the prison-model is the true capitalistic model of society.
Prison is the most extreme form of bio-politics and extermination. Prisoners are under constant surveillance and control, something that, nowadays is happening to the whole society.
In this period of time, prisoners in Greek prisons are dying, one after another, from minor causes such as rotten teeth etc. Selim Zerolari and Azizel Demiroglou were two prisoners that we were informed about their deaths, this month. Mass media, of course, managed to conceal or distort these news. Furthermore, the state has grabbed the opportunity, due to the curfew, to move the most active prisoners, anarchists and others, into other prisons. Silence in the streets gives more power to the state to repress the voices of the imprisoned people.
Incarceration has always been, and remains, a form of torture and a tool of submission for authority. If we don’t resist to this modern totalitarianism, we will live in this prison-society, which states systematically impose.
Throughout the planet, in the face of the corona virus threat, prisoners stacked in prisons and migrant concentration camps are shouting: We are prisoners, not death row convicts!
Korinthos migrant concentration camp, Greece: 1,200 migrants go on hunger strike, March ‘20
Italy, March ‘20: 27 prisons in revolt due to the corona virus, many prisoners killed in the clashes
Argentina, April ‘20: Revolt in Concordia prison, guards respond with shootings
Palmasola, Bolivia, May ‘20: 2 prisoners left to die from the corona virus, prisoners revolt
Chile: Strike mobilization at high security prison in Santiago, May ‘20
Thebes prison, Greece: Prisoners revolt after prisoner dies because she was not taken to hospital, April ‘20
MEET ALL PRISONERS DEMANDS
FREEDOM TO ALL WHO ARE IN THE CELLS
PUBLIC HEALTH CARE FOR ALL – PRISONERS AND MIGRANTS
OPEN ALL CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR MIGRANTS
AS LONG AS BORDERS AND PRISONS EXIST NOBODY IS FREE
CALL TO INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION IN SOLIDARITY WITH PRISONERS
29-30-31 MAY 2020
Comrades, Solidarians with prisoners’ struggles
Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Davide has sent us the following communiqué which we are pleased to publish, the following has been written together with a companion of his from the isolation section of the Pagliarelli prison in Palermo.
Unconditionally we will continue to stand by our comrade’s side!
LIBERTADE PRO SU KUMPANZU DAVIDE DELOGU!
DAVIDE DELOGU IN TERRA SARDA!
Cassa di sostegno per l’anarchico sardo prigioniero deportato Davide Delogu
From the South isolation section of the Pagliarelli prison in Palermo
We are two prisoners who have been thrown into the isolation section “South” of the Pagliarelli prison (in Palermo) without any judicial measure to justify it. We are Carmine Lanzetta (AS3 [detained in “High Surveillance 3” circuit]) from January in total continuous isolation started with the disciplinary isolation for 10 days that still continues, and Davide Delogu, Sardinian anarchist, from February in continuous isolation for reasons of order and security for which we should not do more than 15 days, held hostage with the revenge of total isolation.
Both of us do not bow to the annihilation in which our torturers would have us and fight against the hellish misery of this infamous section to be closed, with the consequent transfer. In half of the section there are the two of us in cells with nothing inside, far from each other. In the other half they put the prisoners in precautionary quarantine and we all use the same shower and the same phone. So we became their guinea pigs. Someone even before us tried to make a complaint to the prosecutor and complain to the magistrate, but these instances are blocked or made to disappear. There is no response to our lawyers’ complaint send via PEC e-mail either; prison administration taking advantage of the emergency of Covid-19 so the lawyers can’t enter the prison to visit us. We are in a section of isolation that had been abolished since 2000 because of the inhumanity embodied there and which is still being put in place. The cells have nothing inside, are deprived of everything: TV, radio, bathroom door, window, rags, brooms and cleaning sticks, hot water with a mini sink always plugged, a walking space that is a cubicle without a bathroom, but there’s no shortage of excrement of any kind, something we don’t dwell on. They inflict all kinds of abuse without being able to subjugate us, however, does not change the antiphon. Those who hold power in this prison are dangerous people, starting with commander Rizzo who feels omnipotent and all the hierarchs who continue with their harassment, like the deputy director who inflicts disciplinary isolation with natural ease, even though he knows in what non-human conditions he leads people. And the director Francesca Vezzana is co-responsible for all this. All this must end and we demand the closure of this section of isolation “South” and our transfer to another prison.
Therefore, from today, May 14th, 2020, we begin the food strike, refusing to go to the cubicles and unworthy walking spaces, trying to beat the bars every day for 20-30 minutes.
Let’s start the strike permanently, for now let’s avoid the hunger and thirst strike in order to keep us strong for when we will lead more incisive forms of struggle, since by limiting ourselves to these we won’t go very far, so that we can face the squadrette [groups of guards specialized in beating and massacre prisoners] that abound here, to get what we want until the end.
Updates will follow.
Prisoners of isolation section “South”, Pagliarelli prison, Palermo
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
We are Humyn Beings!!!
Revolutionary Greetings Fellow Workers and comrades all over the World!!
Even Capitalism will be history someday.
It’s what we do to re-awaken each other that matters.
Breathing life into self organization, the working actuality of freedom.
That’s the victory, the revolution,
The Truth of Power: That we know how to create lives worth living.
Knowing that such moments, too, won’t last.
—–CINDY MILSTEIN an excerpt from:
CODA: WAKING TO REVOLUTION
More and more people are becoming aware and supporting our Solidarity Actions which seek to support the Prisoner Humyn Rights Struggle. The Momentum is building and what happened on May 7th is only a preview for things to come.
May 7th was the First Action that will usher in our 2020 Prisoner Humyn Rights Movement and Actions—Black August is approaching fast. (more…)
Saturday, May 9th, 2020
En la cárcel de alta seguridad, en el sector del 2 y 3 H Norte se mantiene una movilización de huelga hambrienta desde hace quince días. Esto es exigirle todas las raciones de alimento que corresponden a gendarmería ya que habitualmente en la normalidad carcelaria faltan (además la idea es hacer trabajar al carcelero porque los mozos que reparten el rancho a modo de protesta tampoco lo harán).
Esta modalidad se ha usado por décadas en las prisiones y muchas veces se confunde con la huelga de hambre.
Además, todas las noches a las 22:00hrs se realiza un golpeteo generalizado de barrotes y puertas como parte de la protesta.
Esta movilización se enmarca en el contexto de prevención de la pandemia y como necesario momento para expresar nuestras reivindicaciones que son:
1.– Cambio de medidas cautelares para las y los imputados que se encuentran en prisión preventiva, haciendo prevalecer el principio de presunción de inocencia que se supone prima en lo jurídico.
2.– Que se aceleren y otorguen los beneficios intrapenitenciarios para todas y todos los que cumplen con los requisitos base. Sin anteponer otras exigencias que aparecen como trabas.
3.– Que se derogue el artículo de la Ley 321 (que regula libertades condicionales) para que esta se aplique como corresponde, es decir, desde su promulgación y no de forma retroactiva.
4.– Que se busquen fórmulas de libertad adicionales que contemplen casos de personas con discapacidad, enfermedades crónicas, conductas intachables, porcentaje de cumplimiento de la pena, adquisición de oficio, etc. Más allá de las contempladas en una postulación normal.
Somos 25 prisioneros en esta movilización que hacemos el llamado a romper el aislamiento y la insolidaridad para manifestarse del modo que sea posible y necesario según donde y como se encuentren en este contexto de pandemia y control social.
HASTA DESTRUIR TODAS LAS PRISIONES!!
Módulos 2 y 3 H Norte de la cárcel de alta seguridad.
Santiago de Chile.
Nota: Este comunicado lo recibimos y difundimos el día 5 de mayo de 2020. Destacamos que en esta movilización que se realiza en la Cárcel de Alta Seguridad está participando el compañero subversivo Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, quien se encuentra en el módulo 3 H Norte condenado por atracos bancarios (el más recordado en el que murió el paco Moyano en el año 2007) además arrastra otras condenas bajo la justicia militar por acciones cuando perteneció a la guerrilla urbana del Mapu-Lautaro, aquí dejamos un comunicado con la información respectiva: https://es-contrainfo.espiv.net/2018/08/23/santiago-chile-2o-comunicado-publico-de-la-red-solidaria-antikarcelaria-con-juan-y-marcelo/
Friday, May 1st, 2020
“I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.”
Fraternal, revolutionary greetings, in the true spirit of internationalism and solidarity against all forces of evil, destruction and self-destruction, hoping this one finds you, family and friends in the very best, as it leaves me, during these trying times of not only the deadly Coronavirus COVID-19, but of the same deadly white supremacist pig-germ that now occupies the White House, that is as deadly as COVID-19 for our impoverished communities, and for the imprisoned, and poor immigrants seeking a better way of life, all pushed back by this sheer imperialist arrogance and elitism of the billionaire, money-laundering pig club that has taken over the halls of political power in the U.S. of A., a clear and present danger to all of humanity and planet Earth. Let future generations disown us and label us as spineless cowards, if we do not act to stop this insanity and madness!
You have the free liberty to duplicate these materials and share them with the rest of the world, on social media or to whomever or wherever you find my words, in the hopes that this extreme state repression I am being subjected to by these racist police state pigs may stir the senses of world humanism, and motivate others to join the freedom train, in whichever ways they can, in spreading the word of the true realities of what Amerikkka’s racist, pig prison torture chambers are all about, all in the name of the corporate greed profiteering of those who make a livelihood of imprisoning others and upholding the fascism of this capitalist/imperialist totalitarian police state. There is only one way out of this misery for us, and that is through class struggle and social revolution. I have my shovel in hand, and have joined the club of grave diggers, to dig the future grave of this racist, oppressive and criminal system of robbery called capitalism. Expropriate the expropriators! (more…)
Friday, May 1st, 2020
This is a translation of a Greek text claiming the responsibility for some incendiary attacks on two vehicles of the Hellenic Post and a vehicle of a security company at Thessaloniki, Greece. This action took place during the quarantine days, in the middle of April 2020, by the “Constantly Fluid Union”. The photos are taken from corporate media. Here is the original source-link with the Greek text.
We responsibly declare that we are irresponsible
We move around insubordinate
We will not leave the fight for later
So let’s play
The night falls on the metropolis.
The roles have been consolidated, as the quarantine conjuncture builds a new routine, having passed a big period of time.
A routine being controlled and which simultaneously controls us.
Citizens are enclosed inside their homes, they open their TVs for the evening program. The question is if they ever closed them all day. Some of them, recalling the glorious days of their “freedom”, take a battle position on their balcony; they are the initiative protectors, those checking who moves around and who doesn’t. They don’t just gaze, they feed their thirstiness for control and police inspection of their neighbourhoods. Snitches, responsible citizens, good house-keepers, supporters of the military junta, alpha males; they emit the disgusting smell wafting around the city, which is empty of people and full of cops.
And of course cops experience once again the protagonist role. Dispersed on the streets, wandering around as imposing figures, they dominate the neighbourhoods and proudly check the people. Sometimes they don’t even need to do this, because they get their pleasure by the anxious glances and steps of the passengers, even if they don’t stop some of them.
The imposed routine of confinement that we experience since more than one month, has generated unprecedented feelings to us. Things that since now were considered as dystopic (reports of moving around, control of the social field in militarized terms, cops in the streets, drones), now are just reality, and other things (such us protests, posterings, gatherings) are getting criminalized.
Our hatred for authority and the complex of power in which we survive isn’t paused. We need to invent new praxises, both to achieve the pre-quarantine obvious things, and to continue causing open wounds and cracks on the existent. We try, by being close to each other, to not get seized by fear, wherever it comes from. We find targets to attack, so as not to die by tedium or in front of a screen, and simultaneously to elicit clandestine complicit smiles to our comrades.
And when does all this finish?
Probably when it is defined by those who set the game of law.
When is it crumbled up?
When some people choose to have some flammable stuff on them during a purposeless walk.
A fire can disturb the rules, disturb those who set them, because apparently some individuals intend neither to obey nor to submit. And maybe this fire is the healing element that can be channelized through the streets of the ghost-town, and through the eyes of the gloomy and almost lifeless people composing it.
On Friday 10/04, we set fire to two vehicles of ELTA (Hellenic Post), at Papanastasiou street, opposite to Ippokratio hospital.
On Wednesday 15/04, we placed an incendiary device to a vehicle of a security company at Sikies area.
We send a signal of solidarity to all those who, even if they are incarcerated and directly afflicted by the state of exemption, though they continue to have a decent and combatant position.
Our incendiary greetings to all the migrants who revolt inside the detention centres, to all the prisoners inside the Greek hellholes, who experience revengeful transfers or repressive investigations in their cells by the scum of Greek Police.
With happiness and pleasure overflowing from our eyes, we declare that nothing will remain unanswered, we will come back armed with more rage, being more rabid and dangerous.
From Korinthos to Malandrino, Thebes, Domokos, and from Paranesti to Corfu, Koridalos, Chania and Grevena: FIRE AND FLAMES TO EVERY CELL / CAGE.
RAGE AND CONSCIOUSNESS, NEGATION AND VIOLENCE, LET’S SPREAD CHAOS AND ANARCHY
Constantly Fluid Union
Received via Translation Initiative.
Sunday, April 26th, 2020
SOLIDARIDAD CON LXS PRESXS Y COMPAÑERXS MOVILIZADXS EN LA CÁRCEL DE ALTA SEGURIDAD Y A LO LARGO DE LAS CÁRCELES DE CHILE.
¡MAURICIO MORALES PRESENTE!
Imagen: carcelero en llamas por ataque molotov contra furgón de Gendarmería en disturbios en el exterior de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile (enero 2012).
Thursday, April 16th, 2020
31 March 2020
12 years after the death of Jonny Cariqueo Yáñez, who was assassinated on March 31 by a heart attack caused by a strong beating by the repressive forces of the State of $hile, during his arrest in a police hunt that March 29, 2008 in the commune of Pudahuel.
On the afternoon of March 31 of this year, a few hours from the curfew, we abandoned an homemade incendiary device on a Transantiago bus, for it to catch fire in or near its terminal, in one of the peripheries from the city.
This is an attack on the cruel and bloody machinery that governs civic life, against amnesia, passivity and inertia, attitudes which we reject, even in times of sanitary protection, since the war continues. The political-social-economic crisis that was being experienced in the country, which has been enhanced with the current world health crisis, shows us, once again, the clear interests and priorities of power in preserving the pockets of the rich and their companies rather than looking after the well-being of the common people, the poor people, the people marginalized and hostages of the police state. So we insist on breaking with the tranquility that seeks and promotes power. (more…)
Tags: Anti-Prison, Arson, Chile, Coronavirus, Day of the Young Combatant, International Solidarity, Javier Recabarren, Jonny Cariqueo, Norma Vergara, Santiago, Solidarity Action, Transantiago
Posted in Direct Action
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
Revolutionary Greetings Comrades! Today is Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. This morning the entire prison population here at USP Pollock was screened for Covid-19 and issued protective Masks! The Registered Nurse who was part of the screening team was named Pennison. I asked Mr. Pennison Two Important questions:
#1.) Are there any Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 on the entire Federal Correctional Complex here at Pollock?
He answered: ”No”
#2.) Have there been any Suspected Cases of Covid-19 on the Complex??
His answer was: ”Yes, but they have been ruled out.”
Be advised that this morning a prisoner on my Housing Unit claimed to have Covid-19 symptoms! He has been placed in quarantine. Please Pray for the Best!
The Fcc-complex at Pollock includes a Satelite Camp, a Medium Facility and a U.S. Penitentiary where I am currently Housed.
I Must take this opportunity to issue a National Call for Action!!! Now!!!
Monday, March 30th, 2020
COMBATIENDO EL AISLAMIENTO DENTRO Y FUERA DE LAS PRISIONES
CONTRA LA COMODIDAD Y EL ESTANCAMIENTO
NADA HA ACABADO
SOLIDARIDAD CON GABRIEL POMBO DA SILVA
Y CON LXS COMPAÑERXS PRESXS EN CHILE, ITALIA, GRECIA Y TODO EL MUNDO.
Letter from John Bowden: ‘I Leave Prison Unbroken, My Political Integrity Uncompromised And Unyielding’ (UK)
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
On the 20th February, the Parole Board finally agreed to my release after forty years of my imprisonment and four previous parole hearings when my release was denied not because I represented a risk or danger to the public but because I was labelled an “anti-authoritarian” prisoner with links to anarchist and communist groups on the outside, specifically Anarchist Black Cross and the Revolutionary Communist Group.
Following a parole knockback of my release last year, I instigated a Judicial Review of the decision. Which although it did not succeed fired a judicial shot across the bows of the Parole Board and Ministry of Justice. And persuade them that future decisions on my release or not would have to be based on proper legal criteria. Specifically, whether my continued imprisonment could be justified in the Interests of public protection and-not just because I was labelled a “difficult prisoner” by the – prison authorities.
So, the parole panel considering my case in February of this year had to admit there was no real lawful justification for my continued imprisonment and so reluctantly agreed to my release. However, in its written decision, the Parole Board claimed that my “current risk factors” included “anti-authority views” and “attitudes supportive of the use of violence.” It also wrote: “During your sentence, you have evidenced that you have a mistrust of those in authority and professionals have previously reported that if you felt unfairly treated or discriminated against, coupled with any engagement with anti-social peers, then this could increase your risk of violence. Your attitude towards authority and your personality characteristics have also been considered by professionals to present a potential challenge in your future risk management.” (more…)
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
Compañeras y compañeros:
Tenemos la feliz oportunidad de comunicar que luego de más de dos años de la crisis epiléptica que alertó de la Malformación Artereovensa del parietal derecho del cerebro ha habido un avance efectivo en el abordaje clínico de la MAV. Es así como el pasado jueves 19 de marzo del 2020, muy temprano en la mañana en medio de un nuevo Estado de Excepción Juan fue trasladado desde la Cárcel de Alta Seguridad y sometido a una radio cirugía, que a través de rayos gamma ejecuto la resección de la malformación en sí. Este procedimiento fue la respuesta del equipo de salud que lo trató desde un comienzo ante los enormes riesgos que significaba una operación de cerebro convencional. Ésta cirugía pudo ser llevada gracias a la salud y fortaleza física con que nuestro compañero ha sabido sortear todos estos años de encierro y en particular con los efectos de una epilepsia sintomática.
Ahora nos encontramos en el comienzo del fin del proceso a pesar de la gran tecnología que ha sido desplegada y del éxito de la intervención los resultados definitivos no son perceptibles antes de un año.
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
March 25, 2020. The spread of Covid 19 around the world reached the territory dominated by the Chilean State, the rate of sick people grows exponentially and we assume the number of dead people will grow.
Far from speculating on its origins and roots, we believe that it is clear that today we have to fight against a disease on the one hand and the increasingly restrictive measures of social control that states seek to impose on us and others. The reality in prisons is no different, as shown by the riots, escape attempts and mobilizations that have multiplied inside the prisons, since enduring such an illness inside the prisons in practice is a death sentence.
The revolt that is shaking the foundations of the Chilean state has changed drastically due to the force of the context. We do not sit down to cry, but we rather assume the need to know how to overcome these new scenarios and also maintain the confidence that we will take the streets again.
From Refractario we call to remain alert regarding the situations inside the prisons: In the southern prisons where different Mapuche community members are imprisoned, in the Santiago 1 prison and the San Miguel prison where most of the prisoners of the revolt are held, in the High Security Prison where our comrades, prisoners of the social war, are being held hostage.
Communication with the prisoners is likely to become less and less fluid, with restrictions on visits and increasing bans looming. We’re out here, we’re with the prisoners, and we’re watching what might happen.
It is likely that in practice, due to the increasingly restrictive measures to move around the city and to communicate, the Refractory page will fall out of date. We will try our best to keep the site as up to date as possible within our capabilities. Since 2012, when we started and continued this project, keeping active in different periods in spite of different obstacles, our possible absence for this period will only be due to force majeure. As soon as we can, we will keep our website active and updated as it has been for 8 years now.
Remain vigilant for our prisoners of social war!
We’ll be back on the streets!
We’re gonna get our prisoners out of jail again!
Refractario, Marzo 2020