Posts Tagged ‘Hunger Strike’
Monday, May 25th, 2020
Update on the anarchist Sardinian prisoner deported Davide Delogu, as of May 21st (from Sardegna Anarchica):
From today’s (May 21st) phone call with Davide we learn that the prisoner who had started the protest with him, since he too has been in solitary confinement since January, has broken off the protest. We bring back Davide’s message:
«He no longer continues the strike for his own reasons, but he sympathizes with me by not taking the lousy food from the prison. My conflict has increased, verbally assaulting and defying, and let Commander Rizzo come to my cell to give me explanations! But since he is a great coward, he delegates to the inspectors who come to commission me his repressive decisions and also to them as with other evil guards, at my request “if they have the courage – I tell them – to open the cell and come and tell me to my face”, but they run away. Infamous!».
The Sardinian anarchist comrade, a deported prisoner, Davide Delogu, never needed to be told of hold on in his almost 20 years in prison, he keeps his head up, continues not to submit to the barbarism, carries on his total struggle in an determined and never resigned way. Davide has never been a victim of prison repression, he doesn’t suffer harassment, at most it is he who does it.
But it is urgent to move in his support!
The total isolation to which he has been subjected for months, the continuous renewal of censorship, the continuous transfers, the book packages that are not delivered to him, the deportation from his Sardinia, the new protest that he has been carrying out since May 14th… Davide cannot carry all this weight alone. It is time to be there!
We know that in his long imprisonment he never gave ground, showing his teeth, we know that we are on the side of those who don’t accept and who don’t resign themselves, and we remain at his side unconditionally once again.
And although we are convinced that anarchist action must be a constant, we hope that especially at this time the refractory fire will transmit as much heat as possible to him.
Freedom for Davide! Davide in Sardinia!
Sardegna Anarchica [Anarchist Sardinia]
Cassa di Sostegno per l’Anarchico Sardo Prigioniero Deportato Davide Delogu [Support Fund for the Anarchist Sardinian Deported Prisoner Davide Delogu]
Anarchist Giuseppe Bruna on May 11th, 2020, began hunger strike in Pavia prison (from Fuori dalla riserva):
We learn from a private letter received from Beppe that he has been on hunger strike since May 11, 2020, in response to a failed transfer from the section where he is.
He informs us that no doctor has visited him since the outbreak of the pandemic, despite the various cases of contagion found inside the prison of Pavia; he also informs us that he has not received any health treatment regarding his other pathologies.
Phone calls to his mother, sister and partner have been authorised, but in absurd conditions.
Beppe asks us to spread as much as possible his battle for a transfer to AS2 (“High Surveillance 2”). For this he will lead the hunger strike to the bitter end.
He sends a closed fist salute.
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Episode number 34 (05/2020) of “B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world”, a monthly news program from the international network of anarchist and antiauthoritarian radios, consisting of short news segments from different parts of the world, is now online.
Length: 1:22 h
You’ll also find the audio on A-Radio Berlin’s new website.
In this episode you will hear contributions from:
1. Free social radio 1431AM:
• Hunger strike of V. Dimakis
• 1st of May in Greece
• Some words about Grup Yorum, the hunger strikes and the deaths of 3 comrades.
2. A-Radio Berlin:
• Interview on the film “Radical Resilience” about political burnout and how to avoid it.
• The audio is from two internationalist, which are based in Rojava at the moment, about their thoughts and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the society there and why it makes sense to fight the capitalist system worldwide.
4. Radio Fragmata:
• Updates on situation in Greece and coronavirus (May Day 2020, New environment destructive policy, police brutality, refugees struggles and fascists attacks, anarchist and revolutionary prisoners situation, mutual aid actions)
5. Invisible Radio:
• Voices of people from Moria camp and Last incidents in prisons and camps in Greece
Other audios from A-Radio Berlin in English here:
Or visit the anarchist 24/7 online stream from the Channel Zero Network:
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Thursday, April 9th, 2020
Translation received via Athens IMC:
Following our communication by phone with many migrant prisoners in the Paranesti Detention Center, we were informed of the following events that took place on Friday 3rd of April. In the aforementioned camp there are 6 wings in which are places 7 to 8 containers, and in each one are cramped together 15 persons. The living conditions are terrible and the people are lacking basic resources for survival.
Under conditions of life threatening detention, the authorities on top of this, ceased to accept any asylum claims a month ago and they ordered confinement due to the corona virus. As a result the migrants were confined inside the containers without any hope of freedom. No information was given to them about the reasons they were quarantined, about what is going on outside or even what they should be doing to protect themselves from the virus.
In a climate of general upheaval and uncertainty, on Friday 3rd of April they decided to react initially regarding the terrible food that they are given and then, in coordination, 500 to 600 people in all 6 wings refused the meals. They made known to the Administration the reasons of their mobilization and the authorities reacted immediately telling them their demands would be met and convincing them to accept the food temporarily. (more…)
Friday, March 13th, 2020
Liebe Freund*innen und Genoss*innen,
Wir möchten euch herzlich zu der folgenden Veranstaltung unter dem Titel “Solidarität mit den Kämpfenden in der Türkei” einladen.
Freitag, 20. März ab 18 Uhr,
Jockel Ratiborstr. 14c, 10997 Berlin
An dem Abend wird es um die Frage gehen “Wer sind die Hungerstreikenden in der Türkei, die seit dem 17. Mai 2019 für ihre Rechte kämpfen und warum tun sie dies?” Dazu Informationen über den Kampf des politischen Gefangenen Mustafa Koçak, der seit 2 Jahren in der Türkei inhaftiert ist und zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt wurde.
Im Anschuss an den informativen Teil der Veranstaltung wollen wir mit Euch bei einem Konzert verschiedener Musiker*innen den Abend
Außerdem die Vorstellung der neuen Broschüre “Repression gegen revolutionäre Kunst und Kultur”, die Interviews, Texte und Materialien
von und zu Grup Yorum enthält.
Die Band “Grup Yorum” ist ein revolutionäres Musikkollektiv, welches in der Türkei massivster Repression ausgesetzt ist und ebenfalls seit einigen Jahren vermehrt in Deutschland Probleme bekommt, z.B. durch die Unterbindung von Konzerten. In der Türkei wurde ihr Kulturzentrum Idil mehrere Male von der Polizei gestürmt.
Thursday, December 26th, 2019
Anarchists claimed responsibility for incendiary attacks on a parking lot for luxury yachts, a security company vehicle, a café owned by a New Democracy politician, and the home of a police reporter.
The following is their statement:
Our lives are flooded with the ultimatums and the dictates of their state, capital and their culture.
In the workplaces, we need to sell our labor power to survive, the bosses’ ultimatums are the voice of capitalist development at all costs. The voice of neoliberal expansionism, the voice of the murderous intentions of the employer who cripples our bodies with intensified timetables, the abolition of Sunday holidays, uninsured labor, inadequate security measures, layoffs and extortion.
In our schools, the dictates of the state and of capital are the voices of discipline in the barbarity of our times, the telling of the treacherous history of submission to the powerful, the voices of nationalism and intolerance, the erasure of the memory of each moment of social war. Their aim is to create a new generation of disciplined slaves, always eager to enter the line of capitalist production without consciousness of their role. Without a trace of substantive knowledge of the history of the struggles and uprisings against states and their powers. Accepting their peaceful coexistence with those responsible for poverty and wars. Acknowledging that the struggle is futile and capitalism is the winner of history.
Monday, October 14th, 2019
A partir de Setiembre varixs presxs en el estado español han comenzado una huelga de hambre rotativa para conseguir una serie de puntos a corto-medio plazo.
Alentamos la difusión de los carteles, en medio físico y/o digital.
¡Apoya Difunde y Ataca!
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
A rotating hunger strike began this September in Spanish prisons to draw attention to the horrible situation in Spanish prisons, tortures, deaths, the basicly nonexistent medical attention, terrible food, bad communication inside/outside, isolation confinement for rebellious prisoners, etc. etc. There are thousands of denouncements of this situation in the offices of the European Union Tribunals, at least from the last 20 years. No one there cares about this nonexistent human rights in Spanish prisons! So the prisoners, with the support of solidarity groups from outside, try to continue the long tradition of struggles against this fascist prisoner system in Spain. So from last September 1st, a small group of prisoners started this rotative hungerstrike and Toni Chavero, an anarchist comrade, actually encaged in the prison of Estremera (Madrid) wrote this letter:
Letter from anarchist prisoner Toni Chavero about the rotating hunger strike in Spanish prisons
Bunker of Estremera (Prison Madrid VII)
5th September, 2019
Cheers, comrades, I am Toni Chavero. I hope that on the arrival of these letters you will find yourself with strength and courage. We need strength, determination and a firm position. I want to thank you, first of all, for joining these rotating hunger strikes. I have been on strike for five days today, but I didn’t even have to start it, the reprisals came earlier. I have been cut off from communications with three comrades for “reasons of security and good order of the establishment.” Since they lack the arguments or connections that lead to this intervention, they continue to violate our rights and freedoms through the nose, we will see what the court says. Although I know this goes on for a long time, I have set out to recover communications with my comrades. (more…)
Monday, September 30th, 2019
Long time civilian prisoner Natalia Pshenkina takes on struggle against the Swedish prison authorities with hungerstrike.
Natalia was sentenced for murder in 2005 and got in contact with political comrades in prison in 2011. She then contacted the current prisoner solidarity group Fånggruppen Syd – Prisoners group of southern sweden, for help with legal assistance. Natalias case has since been worked on as a civilan non-political side case on a personal level by
individuals within the former group. Since 2018 Natalias case has more and more taken the form of organizing and fighting by juridical means for better conditions in the Swedish prison system. Natalia took this fight at the prison where she was earlier placed, KVA Ystad, in southern most of todays Sweden. The condition at KVA-Ystad has been growing worse for a long time by reasons such as over crowding and ending of all activities for prisoners due to severe lack of funding. (more…)
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Kundgebung in Solidarität mit Grup Yorum!
Freitag, 23. August 2019, 18 Uhr
Kottbusser Tor – Kreuzberg
Grup Yorum im Hungerstreik. Am 25. August 2019 werden es 100 Tage sein.
Mitglieder der Musikband Grup Yorum begaben sich am 17. Mai 2019 in einen Hungerstreik. Ihre Hungerstreik-Erklärung enthielt diverse Forderungen, darunter die Freilassung der gefangenen Bandmitglieder und die Einstellung der Verfahren, die Beendigung der Polizeirepression gegen den Istanbuler Kulturverein İdil, die Streichung der Namen der Bandmitglieder von den “Terrorlisten” und die Aufhebung der Konzertverbote. (more…)
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
Here some links where you can read some updates about anarchists imprisoned in Italy. If you are able obviously you can translate into other languages.
Natascia, arrested for the “Prometeo” operation, was transferred to L’Aquila prison and she start a hunger strike since the days she was at Roma Rebibbia:
Italia, operazione “Panico”: Ghespe trasferito agli arresti domiciliari
Italy, “Panico” operation: Anarchist comrades Giovanni Ghezzi and Pierloreto Fallanca (Paska) under house arrest
Carcere di Ferrara, Italia: Aggiornamento sullo sciopero della fame al 18/06/2019
Ferrara prison, Italy: Update on the hunger strike on 18 June, 2019
Italia: Notizie dal carcere de L’Aquila al 20/06/2019
Italia: Updates from L’Aquila prison on 20 June
Italia, operazione “Panico”: Ghespe trasferito agli arresti domiciliari
Italy, “Panico” repressive operation: Ghespe transferred to house arrest
Italia, operazione “Prometeo”: Natascia è stata trasferita nel carcere de L’Aquila ed è entrata in sciopero della fame
Italy, “Prometeo” operation: Natascia was transferred to the prison of L’Aquila and started a hunger strike
Updates on the hunger strike of imprisoned anarchists for the closure of the AS2 section of L’Aquila (Italy)
Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
The hunger strike for the closure of the AS2 section [“High Surveillance 2”] of the prison of L’Aquila continues [it was started by the anarchists Anna Beniamino and Silvia Ruggeri on 29 May, 2019].
The anarchists prisoners Salvatore Vespertino, Giovanni Ghezzi, Alfredo Cospito, Marco Bisesti and Luca Dolce also joined the hunger strike.
In our closeness, we will not publish or in any way give space to petitions, telegrams, faxes, mail bombings or any means of civil pressure aimed at emphasizing the current repressive situation; we consider these means not only useless but harmful, counterproductive and objectively enemies of anti-authoritarian thought and action, which unfold in a very different horizon.
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
From Sunday, April 21, the anti-fascist prisoner of Bulgarian prisons and president of the Bulgarian Prisoners Association, Jock Palfreeman, is on a hunger strike.
Jock Palfreeman started a hunger strike as a protest against corruption and abuse of power by the Sofia Prison Administration and in particular by the leader Desilav Angelov Traykov. After his transfer from the prison of Kaziceni to the prison in Sofia for medical surveillance, Jock was tortured by the prison guards. (more…)
Friday, December 7th, 2018
Network Case Suspects Go on Hunger Strike
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…)
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Some prisioners from diferent spanish jails are going to start a new hunger strike. In the last hunger strike the 1th of May, they didn’t get attention from media or society so they are going to make theirselves in danger again to get the rights that they legally have. Their objective is having a less hard diary life and prove that jail is not the solution: It’s just a place to shut in people that are not agree with the system or these who are not productive for it. (more…)