Posts Tagged ‘Katowice’
Monday, October 29th, 2018
Poland, Katowice 2015, AntiCongress (AntyKongres): Anarchist comrades living in Poland organised Anticongress, a protest against European Economic Congress (EEC) held in Katowice, Poland. Anarchists organised demonstrations, lectures and in the evening decided to scout an abandoned building to protest against capitalism and the economic decisions taken above our heads by politicians and bourgeois and against housing policy in Poland. The police tried to get inside and throw them out and silenced the voices of opposition preventing to disrupt the meetings at EEC. Our comrades defended bravely and fearlessly throwing petards [small explosives] and bottles but in the morning antiterrorists break through using stun grenades and arrested 21 anarchists. (more…)
Monday, October 29th, 2018
On 19 October our two comrades were arrested because of a court sentence given to them for taking part in anarchist protest against European Economic Congress (EEC) 2015 which was held in Katowice.
Our friends where sentenced to community services because of the crime called “infringement of privacy”. They were protesting in empty abandoned tenement house which was city property. They wanted to protest against the inherent contradiction between empty property and homelessness and to show injustice of savage capitalism.
Arrest is a consequence of avoiding these community services. One of activists went to prison for 2 months till 15 of December. He is kept in prison in Tarnowskie Góry (Silesian region). From the very beginning he started hunger strike, because he doesn’t have possibility to eat vegan food. Administration refused to pass him warm clothes. The cell is not heated and he has no any jacket. According to official rules, prison keeps 50% of all money income. Anyway, director of this penal facility doesn’t allow him to use prison shop, or to buy food for him during dates with visitors.
About the other detainee we have no information. Police didn’t want to inform anybody about his situation, because of formal causes (administration refuse to allow him date with relatives, because he doesn’t remember the exact address of their place of residence). That is why we don’t know the condition of his imprisonment. (more…)
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Lately some anarchist comrades were on trial for occupying an empty building in Katowice, during the Anti-Congress 2015 event when anarchists organized a response to the European Economic Congress in Katowice where many influential corporations and government members from Europe and beyond gathered.
Video from the squat occupation in Katowice…
Another judicary case takes place in the city of Poznan (21.04.2016) where our comrade Kamil was on trial for insulting two police officers during their patrol near Rozbrat squat in June 2015. He was beaten by cops and accused of affront against legal power. In the same city of Poznan another comrade Łukasz is on trial accused of attacking a police patrol and sentenced for three months (27.04.2016).
Kamil is accused of fighting with police because they want to take revenge because of his activism and the many protests in which Kamil participated. Łukasz is accused of assaulting two cops during a local direct action blocking the eviction of a family living in a social apartment.
Solidarity with imprisoned and accused Polish freedom fighters, solidarity with Anti-Congress 2015 collective, solidarity with Kamil and Łukasz.
Fire to the prisons, throw cobblestones at the government, kick the government out onto the street!
European Economic Congress in Katowice: Anti-Terrorist Unit brutally raids the 'Alternative Economical Forum' (Poland)
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
Monday 20 April: Last night in the early morning hours, police raided a house squatted by activists in Mariacka street, Katowice. The police used rubber bullets, smoke, and stun grenades. 21 people were beaten up and arrested. (At least 3 people were taken to hospital) The people imminently stated that they are starting a hunger strike against their detention. According to the police, the people are accused of breaching domestic peace (in an empty building!). Solidarity picket took place at 13:00 in front of the cop station at Lompy 19, Katowice. In Poznan at 14:00 solidarity picket in front of the Regional Police station, Kochanowskiego 2a.
European Economic Congress in Katowice: full hotels, empty houses – Antiterrorists fighting social change
Katowice. Another day of meetings for the European elites. The subject is TTIP and hundreds of other anti-social programs, forced on people against their will. A group of anarchists and trade unionists who organize Anticongress, together with the people that need a roof above their head, have squatted one of the thousands of empty buildings, which after being ‘cleaned’ of the tenants awaits its demolition and transformation into an office building. On the front wall, a huge banner is hung, saying ‘human capital resists!’. In the newly opened space, the ‘Alternative Economical Forum’ took place. The debates started on a different kind of economic politics, the kind that could reverse the trend of radical accumulation of wealth into the hands of the elites in Europe and the world. (more…)