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Words from anarchist prisoner Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, Oporto (Portugal)/Badajoz (Spain) – April/May 2020
Monday, August 10th, 2020
Translated to English by Act for freedom now!
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva communique
Gabriel has asked us to select some of his words from his more recent letters and compile a communique addressed to all those who would like to read it, as it is impossible for him to write one now that would get out of the prison where they are holding him kidnapped. The letters in question, which arrived after much delay, are dated from 11th April to 20th May when he wrote the only letter in the prison of Badajoz in Portogal, [he has since been transferred to the prison of Mansilla de las Mulas in León].
Gabriel sends strong hugs to all the comrades who are supporting him sincerely and to all the dignified individuals who continue to struggle for freedom in whatever part of the world they find themselves.
Freedom for Gabriel!
Freedom for all!
Long live Anarchy!
Words from Gabriel Pombo Da Silva, April – May 2020
“… what is happening has no logic or rules… it’s like playing a game of chess where every now and again someone buts in and moves a piece on the board… how can you play or win a game like that? What are the ‘rules’ or the ‘limits’? I can’t even talk about ‘Law’ (regardless of what I think about it) or appeal to ‘Rights’ after all I have gone through… that’s why I am wondering: given that I don’t have any ‘Rights’, what are the ‘rules’ of this struggle? In the end the State’s war against resilient individuals is always dirty, without any ‘rules’…” (more…)
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Our comrade has been handed over to the Spanish State this morning (May 13) and is currently in the Badajoz prison (Extremadura). He is well and strong as always. Surely he will have to stay 14 days in a mandatory quarantine and then, supposedly, be transferred to another prison. In that sense, more information will follow.
Even if we have no guarantee that the mail will work regularly, it is obvious that it will not be a virus that is responsible for the fact that the letters of your loved ones and solidarity may not reach him! So it would be better to send registered letters (also as a result of recent problems that occurred in the Porto Judiciary Police jail where Gabriel was able to receive the correspondence only by documented registered shipments).
[updated corrected address 27/5/20]
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
Carretera de Olivenza, km 7.3
FREEDOM FOR ALL!
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
Sunday, May 10th, 2020
Translated from Italian by Act For Freedom Now!
As our comrade Gabriel hasn’t written any official communique so far, these words intend to be precisely a communique/diary and a way of sharing with people and comrades in affinity what he thinks in regard to certain questions.
Gabriel explicitly asked his comrade/partner to select the passages (from letters he sent to her) where he reflects/analyses and/or speculates on interesting issues related to the current situation: «coronavirus» in prison, his judicial situation and the circumstances of his imprisonment.
Gabriel is in good health and spirits and he’s ready for the war he’s expecting in the jails of the Spanish State. In spite of the sentence issued by the Supreme tribunal of Lisbon confirming his consignment to the Spanish State, we still don’t know whether the «authorities» will extradite him without taking into account the «state of emergency» declared following the «Covid-19» «pandemic». As a matter of fact, the «state of emergency» itself (theoretically) is preventing prisoners from being extradited to other countries as long as it lasts.
More information to follow.
Long live anarchy!
8th March 2020
Yesterday, as I was listening to (watching) TV, I had already guessed that these scum would leave us without visits and today… well today was a crap day…
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
We recall that our anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva was arrested in Portugal on January 25th, after a year and half of clandestinity.
During his confinement in the cells of the Porto judicial police station the defense has worked for his immediate release as the law “provides”. But, as we already know, that right is inversely proportional to power and Portugal has clearly demonstrated to be under the power of the Spanish State that wants to completely annihilate our comrade. They haven’t done it after 32 years behind bars, nor with isolation, torture and humiliation of all kinds, how can they think they will do it now!?
Mrs. Mercedes Alcázar Navarro (judge of court number 2 of Girona), in any case, is working hard on it and, for now, thanks to the close and subordinate collaboration of her Portuguese colleagues, has managed to convince the Lisbon Supreme Court to give in to her reasoning.
Today, March 27, we have learned that the aforementioned court has pronounced in favor of Gabriel’s extradition to the Spanish State. In fact that has finally been confirmed to us that this final judgment has been the fruit of the close collaboration of these two countries, and the issuance of the judgment took only 3 days (an appeal was presented by the defense on March 5th, received the following day, then was in the hands of the competent judges on March 23rd, and the sentence signed on March 26th!!!). (more…)
Monday, March 2nd, 2020
One month after the arrest of our comrade Gabriel, who was detained on January 25 in Portugal, the Guimaraes court has ruled in favor of extradition to the Spanish state.
This news does not surprise us, considering the active revenge of the Judge Mercedes Navarro of court number 2 of Girona against Gabriel. This Judge is the same one who, in May 2016, ordered the then Dueñas prison director (of Palencia) to hide the order of Gabriel’s immediate release. Gabriel, after 3 weeks of being “kidnapped” finally tasted freedom on June 16 (for this reason the Navarro was denounced for “prevarication”).
During this last month, Navarro has not stopped pressuring Portugal in order to consign “this very dangerous individual”.
We remember that the main objective of the defense is to obtain Gabriel’s freedom under the “special principle” (thanks to which he was released four years ago without it losing legal validity) and, in any case, avoid extradition, given the Portuguese nationality that Gabriel has recently obtained (Portugal should not extradite its own nationalized citizen).
Neither the principle of specialty nor the Portuguese nationality have been taken into consideration by the court of Guimaraes, which has been limited to giving us the reason to later conclude that it must proceed to the extradition (that is, it cannot resist indifferently to the pressure of Mrs. Navarro).
The lawyer is presenting the appeal to the Supreme Court of Lisbon and until this is pronounced (around a week) Gabriel will remain detained by the judicial police of Porto.
We continue to express all our solidarity … And so that it is not left as an empty word!
FREEDOM FOR EVERYONE!!!
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!!!
OPORTO, PORTUGAL: ACTUALIZACIONES SOBRE GABRIEL POMBO DA SILVA
Un mes después de la detención de nuestro compañero Gabriel, arrestado el pasado 25 de Enero en Portugal, el tribunal de Guimaraes ha resuelto a favor de la extradición al estado español.
Esta noticia no nos asombra, teniendo en cuenta la venganza activa de la Juez Mercedes Navarro del tribunal número 2 de Girona en contra de Gabriel. Esta Juez es la misma que, en Mayo del 2016, ordenó al entonces director de la prisión de Dueñas (Palencia) ocultar la orden de liberación inmediata de Gabriel que, después de 3 semanas de “secuestro”, saboreó finalmente la libertad el 16 de Junio (por esto la Navarro fue denunciada por “prevaricación”).
Durante este último mes, la tal Navarro, no ha parado de presionar a Portugal con la finalidad de que le fuera consignado “este peligrosísimo individuo”.
Recordamos que el objetivo principal de la defensa es obtener la libertad de Gabriel en virtud del “principio de especialidad” (gracias al cual fue liberado hace cuatro años sin haber perdido validez jurídica) y, en todo caso, evitar la extradición, dada la nacionalidad portuguesa que Gabriel ha obtenido recientemente (Portugal no debe extraditar a un nacionalizado propio).
Ni el principio de especialidad, ni la nacionalidad portuguesa han sido tenidas en consideración por el tribunal de Guimaraes, que se ha limitado a darnos la razón para después concluir que debe proceder a la extradición (o sea, que no puede resistir indiferente a la presión de la señora Navarro).
El abogado está presentando el recurso al tribunal supremo de Lisboa y hasta que este no se pronuncie (entorno a alguna semana) Gabriel permanecerá detenido en la policía judicial de Oporto.
Continuamos expresándole toda nuestra solidaridad… ¡Y que no quede como palabra vacía!
¡¡¡VIVA LA ANARQUÍA!!!
EN/ES – Request for financial support for the legal defense of Gabriel Pombo Da Silva (Portugal, Spain, Germany)
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Our comrade Gabriel, arrested on January 25 in Portugal, is still locked in the cells of the judiciary of Porto waiting for a possible extradition. The second part of the trial started on 27 January. It still hasn’t begun yet, but it will take place in the next few days. Until we notify otherwise, the contact address for writing letters of support and solidarity to Gabriel remains the same.
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
Rua Assis Vaz,
109 4200-096 Porto
Whilst awaiting more news, his lawyer – who is in solidarity with Gabriel – has anticipated that the amount necessary for the defense will be considerable. You need to rely on and pay punctually those professionals with whom you are obliged to work; and we cannot act without the competing lawyers from Portugal and most likely from Germany.
Therefore, a constant amount of money is urgently needed to manage all the bureaucracy that involves the administrations of justice from three different countries (Spanish State, Germany and Portugal).
Currently the legal situation is as follows:
The Girona prosecutor’s office intends that Gabriel spends another 16 years in jail due to the interpretation of a fusion of non-existent penalties. This denies a special principle (one of the legal reasons why it was possible that Gabriel was released in June 2016), which must be claimed by Germany at the request of Portugal, if optionally, they consider it appropriate.
The extradition order will be frozen while Portugal analyzes the situation, consults Germany about the “special principle” and determines in the situation whether to extradite him or not.
The objective of the defense is the immediate release of Gabriel by recognition of the same “special principle”. If that was not achieved, the objective would be to avoid extradition and serve any supposed outstanding penalty in Portugal, avoiding the harassment that awaits him in the prisons of Spain.
In case of extradition, it would be fought so that this penalty was not fulfilled, applying any redemptions and mergers that until today have not been accounted for, an action that could also be implemented if it met with approval in Portugal.
In any case, you have to work legally so that no prosecution can reopen any previous case and end any possible order of arrest.
At the moment, a bank account has been opened for these purposes, in the name of his partner Elisa, to receive the solidarity contributions by the fastest, most direct and orderly way possible:
HOLDER: Elisa Di Bernardo
BIC / SWIFT: BKBKESMMXXX
FREEDOM FOR ALL!
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
Petición de apoyo económico para la defensa jurídica de Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
Nuestro compañero Gabriel, detenido el pasado 25 de Enero en Portugal, continúa encerrado en las celdas de la judicatura de Oporto en espera de una posible extradición. La segunda parte del juicio iniciado el 27 de Enero todavía no comienza, pero tendrá lugar en los próximos días.
Mientras no notifiquemos lo contrario, la dirección de contacto para escribirle cartas de apoyo y solidaridad a Gabriel sigue siendo la misma (Gabriel Pombo Da Silva EPPJ Porto, Rua Assis Vaz, 109 4200-096 Porto -Portugal-).
En espera de más novedades, su abogado –que es solidario con Gabriel– nos ha adelantado que el monto necesario para la defensa va a ser considerable. Necesita apoyarse y pagar puntualmente a los profesionales con los que está obligado a trabajar; no puede actuar sin el concurso de los abogados de Portugal y muy probablemente de Alemania.
Por lo tanto, se necesita urgentemente una cantidad de dinero constante para hacerse cargo de toda la burocracia que implica las administraciones de justicia de tres países diferentes (Estado español, Alemania y Portugal).
Actualmente la situación jurídica es la siguiente:
La fiscalía de Girona pretende que Gabriel cumpla 16 años más debido a la interpretación de una fusión de penas inexistentes. Niega el principio de especialidad (una de las razones jurídicas por la que fue posible su liberación en el junio del 2016), que ha de ser reclamado por Alemania a petición de Portugal, si opcionalmente lo estiman oportuno.
La orden de extradición quedará congelada mientras Portugal analiza la situación, pregunta a Alemania sobre el “principio de especialidad” y determine la situación para extraditarlo o no.
El objetivo de la defensa es la liberación inmediata por reconocimiento del mismo “principio de especialidad”. Si eso no se consiguiera, el objetivo sería evitar la extradición y que cumpliera la supuesta pena residual en Portugal, evitando el acoso que le espera en las cárceles españolas.
En caso de extradición, se lucharía para que no se cumpliera esa pena aplicando redenciones y fusiones que hasta hoy no han sido computadas, acción que también se podría implementar si cumpliese esa pena en Portugal.
En todo caso, hay que trabajar legalmente para que ninguna fiscalía pueda reabrir alguna causa anterior y terminar con toda posible orden de arresto.
De momento, se ha abierto para estos fines una cuenta bancaria, a nombre de su compañera Elisa, para recibir las aportaciones solidarias de la forma mas rápida, directa y ordenada posible:
TITULAR: Elisa Di Bernardo
VIVA LA ANARQUIA!
Sunday, February 9th, 2020
Update on the situation of comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
To write to comrade Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
Although we have no [new] news, we are pleased to announce that it is possible to write to our dear Gabriel Pombo Da Silva with the following address:
Gabriel Pombo da Silva
Rua Assis Vaz, 109
For now, he will continue to be detained in Portugal until mid-February.
We will keep you informed with more updates about his case.
Long live Anarchy!
Actualización de la situación del compa Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
Para escribirle al compañero Gabriel Pombo Da Silva
A pesar de que no tenemos novedades, nos es grato anunciar que es posible escribirle a nuestro querido Gabriel Pombo Da Silva a la siguiente dirección:
Gabriel Pombo da Silva
Rua Assis Vaz, 109
De momento, continuará detenido en Portugal hasta la mitad de febrero.
Mantendremos informando con más actualizaciones de su caso.
Qué viva la Anarquía!
Thursday, January 30th, 2020
On Monday, January 27, 2020, the trial against our comrade began on Portuguese soil, the first stage during which the following emerged in summary.
– Portugal has so far accepted the paralysis of extradition to the Spanish state and the defence has about 20 days to add documentation that further supports the importance of non-extradition.
– The defence has immediately challenged the calculation of the residual penalty that the Spanish State claims to apply to our comrade, namely 16 years! Without going into too much legal detail, it can be seen from the documentation justifying this count, that it is a “legal revenge” (but what state revenge is not?).
– For the moment, Gabriel remains detained at the Oporto Judicial Police, waiting to appear before the judge more or less in mid-February. He can receive visits every other day from anyone. He is well and he is strong, combative, determined and ironic as always!
On the same morning of Monday, January 27, the houses of Elisa Di Bernardo’s mother, father, sister and brother-in-law were searched with the aim of seizing computer equipment. The public prosecutor’s office of Brescia issued yet another 270bis [subversive association with purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order] for Elisa and Gabriel accusing them of belonging to a subversive cell with international base and support (the earth shakes, it shakes!). This new (but old, crushed and retracted) repressive wave obviously does not facilitate Gabriel’s legal situation and the regime press of the three countries has already done its duty by exalting the close investigative collaboration between Italy, Spain and Portugal.
To journalists, our historical enemies’ puppets, their duty… to us our revolutionary duty (and let each one call it what he wants, je je).
Updates will follow.
Freedom for Gabriel!
Freedom for all!
Long live anarchy!
Actualización de la situación del compañero Gabriel Pombo Da Silva y novedades represivas en Italia
Lunes 27 de Enero, comenzó en tierras portuguesas el juicio contra nuestro compañero, durante la primera audiencia se pudo vislumbrar el siguiente escenario:
-Portugal, de momento, ha aceptado detener la extradición al Estado español y le ha dado a la defensa un plazo de 20 días para agregar pruebas y documentación que acrediten, aún mas, la importancia de que Gabriel no sea extraditado.
-La defensa impugnó inmediatamente el argumento de “pena residual” que el Estado español pretende imponer a Gabriel, o sea, 16 años más de condena! Sin entrar en muchos detalles jurídicos, con solo leer someramente los documentos que pretenden amplíar su sentencia, es evidente que se trata de una “venganza legal” (¿Qué venganza de Estado no lo es?) contra nuestro compañero.
-Por ahora, Gabriel continúa detenido en las celdas de la Policía Judicial de Oporto en espera de volver a comparecer frente al juez. Según la información proporcionada se espera que la próxima audiencia se realice más o menos a mediados de febrero.
-Actualmente puede recibir visitas un día si y uno no por parte de cualquier persona que solicite visitarlo. Se encuentra bien de salud y está fuerte, combativo, determinado e irónico como siempre.
En la misma mañana del lunes 27, fueron registradas las casas de la madre, del padre, de la hermana y del cuñado de Elisa Di Bernardo con el objetivo de decomisar material informático. La fiscalía de Brescia ha emitido, de hecho, la enésima orden 270bis (por asociación ilícita y terrorismo) contra Elisa y Gabriel, acusándoles de pertenecer a una célula subversiva con base y apoyo internacional (tiembla Tierra, tiembla!). Por supuesto esta “nueva” ola represiva no ayuda en nada la situación jurídica de Gabriel y, la prensa al servicio de la dominación en los tres países ya hizo su deber exaltando la estrecha colaboración entre los gobiernos de Italia, España y Portugal. Lxs cagatinta, títeres de nuestrxs enemigxs históricos, cumplirán su deber… nosotrxs cumpliremos con nuestro deber revolucionario (cada unx lo llame como quiera, je je).
Continuaran las actualizaciones.
VIVA LA ANARQUÍA!
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
The clandestinity of anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva has ended
After about a year and a half in hiding, this morning, January 25, 2020, Gabriel Pombo Da Silva was arrested in Portuguese territory. With an international arrest warrant for a residual theoretical sentence of over ten years (a personal vendetta converted into a “legal detail”), Gabriel continued to contribute to the anarchist struggle with his writings.
He is currently locked up in a cell of the judicial police in Porto waiting to appear on Monday in the courtroom where the possible extradition to Spain will be discussed.
Gabriel is well and quite calm in spite of everything.
Updates will follow.
Freedom for Gabriel Pombo da Silva!
Long live anarchy!
E` TERMINATA LA CLANDESTINITA` DEL COMPAGNO ANARCHICO GABRIEL POMBO DA SILVA
Dopo circa un anno e mezzo di clandestinità, questa mattina sabato 25 gennaio, è stato arrestato in territorio portoghese Gabriel Pombo Da Silva.
Con un mandato di cattura internazionale per un teorico residuo di pena di oltre dieci anni (una vendetta personale convertita in “dettaglio” giuridico), Gabriel ha continuato a dare il proprio contributo alla lotta anarchica con i suoi scritti.
Attualmente si trova rinchiuso in una cella della polizia giudiziaria di Porto in attesa di comparire lunedì nell`aula di tribunale dove si discuterà della possibilità di estradizione in Spagna.
Gabriel sta bene ed è abbastanza tranquillo nonostante tutto.
GABRIEL POMBO DA SILVA LIBERO!!!
HA TERMINATO LA CLANDESTINIDAD DEL COMPAÑERO ANARQUISTA GABRIEL POMBO DA SILVA
Después de año y medio en clandestinidad, esta mañana sábado 25 de Enero, han detenido en territorio portugués al compañero Gabriel Pombo Da Silva.
Con orden de búsqueda y captura internacional por supuesto pendiente de pena de más de diez años (una venganza personal convertida con “detalles” jurídicos), Gabriel continuaba dando batalla y aportando su propia contribución a la lucha anárquica con sus textos.
Actualmente se encuentra encerrado en una celda de la policía judicial de Oporto en espera de comparecer este lunes en el juzgado donde se debatirá su posible extradición al Estado español.
Gabriel se encuentra bien y esta bastante tranquilo pese a todo.
Continuaremos con las actualizaciones.
GABRIEL POMBO DA SILVA LIBRE!!!
QUE VIVA LA ANARQUIA!!!
Monday, March 21st, 2016
NEITHER GUILTY NOR INNOCENT
For the State, terrorists are those that endanger its interests. Fed up with this reality of fear, corruption, police abuses, media manipulation, some decide not to give up, and fight. For this they are persecuted.
Thursday 24th March at 17:30
Consulate General of Spain
3, Salitre St., Lisbon
We gather to oppose the parody trial against the anarchists Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar.
SOLIDARITY WITH IMPRISONED ANARCHISTS
TEAR DOWN THE WALLS OF ALL PRISONS
Monday, August 3rd, 2015
2nd Fair of Subversive Editions
On September 25, 26, and 27, in Lisbon, the 2nd Fair of Subversive Editions will return. We want this to once again be an open space for debate and the exchange of ideas critical of this reality we wish to subvert. We continue to believe that books, magazines, periodicals, zines, music, video, and debates are still important vehicles in the assault on this society that we reject, and in the search for alternatives that free us from the relations of domination it is based on. If you participate in a publishing group, bookstore, distro of subversive and non-party material, we invite you to come and participate.
To reserve your space at the Fair of Subversive Editions contact: email@example.com
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Here comes the 6th Anarchist Bookfair, which will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th of May 2013 in Lisbon at the Amigos do Minho (in Intendente), with the every year renovated goal of creating an autonomous space, open to all, for the dissemination and discussion of the anarchist ideas.
In this year’s program of the Bookfair, besides the usual stalls, two debates are scheduled. On one hand, we want to discuss the actuation and limitations of the media industry and its possible alternatives. On the other, we’ll debate the role of libraries as a privileged space for meeting, reflection, discussion and sharing.
It is intended that the Bookfair incentives the edition of books and other anarchist publications and its reading. We continue to believe that anarchy is the alternative to the violence of the state, the arrogance of the capital, the “progress” of the technique and the damages of subservient journalism.
feiradolivroanarquista (at) gmail (dot) com
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
CNT update pickets around the Spanish state. The general trend: fairly quiet day in many cities and fulfilling the goal of stopping the activity in the industrial areas and major markets. Widespread impact of the pickets also in the city centers. Massive demonstrations followed in the afternoon. Anti-repressive alert in Logroño and Granada!
Translation from: CNT, Cobertura informativa: General Strike 14N
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
This poem is released for the date of the combative November 14 2012 general strike called for the entire southern european area. This is a general strike that has heard a specific call to go beyond simply one day of refusal, towards an entire rejection of the manufactured crisis of capitalism. For insurrection and the destruction of the existent.
(to the sound of Greek bagpipes)
Today, the Greek Government
executed by firing squad
1000 pensioners, along
with 2000 workers, as part
of a package of financial
reforms, to reassure
the markets and permit
the Troika to release one
more tranch of the bail-out.
How one feels for the victims
In all this, the bankers
of bonuses, the markets
bearish, nervous as
kittens, the green back,
the pound, the tsunami
floating yen, scurrying
vaults and safe-havens,
exposed to the sniping
of credit default swaps
as Molotov cocktails
rain down relentlessly
from Fitch’s, Moody’s,
and S.& P.’s. Will
the friendly Troika
contrive fresh reforms?
Will our young friend,
the euro, be vaporised?
Growth is a must, come
what may, be it 3000
health workers hung,
drawn and quartered,
4000 firemen burned
at the stake, even
the odd politician garrotted.
Landeg White is a scholar, translator, novelist and poet, who has taught at universities in Trinidad, Malawi, Sierra Leone, the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, the University of Malawi and was the Director of the Centre for South African Studies at York University. Among his various books are studies of V.S. Naipaul, of Mozambican and Malawian history, and of southern African praise poetry, together with five collections of poems. His translation of Camoes’ ‘The Lusiads’ won the Texeira Gomes prize for 1998. His most recent book is “Studying to be Singular: John Gabriel Stedman, 1744-1797”.
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Written by George Pumphrey, Berlin, Germany.
When news broke that, at the request of the US government, Portugal had arrested George Wright (Jose Luis Jorge dos Santos), a Portuguese citizen, for consideration of his extradition to the United States for having escaped prison, there was an air of the spectacular in the news articles. The accent in many articles was on the arrest of a “convicted murderer,” who had been a fugitive for 40 years.
George Wright had escaped from the Bayside State Prison in Leesburg, N.J., in 1970, where he had served more than seven years of a 15 – 30 year prison sentence for murder. It was also reported – almost in passing – that Wright and four other Afro-Americans had hijacked a Delta Airlines jet from the US to Algeria in 1972 with a ransom of $1 million destined to the foreign section of the Black Panther Party located in Algeria. (more…)