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Posts Tagged ‘Solidarity Action’

Solidarity Demo for Kevan Thakrar outside HM Prison Service HQ (UK)

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Above: A speaker from FRFI (Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!) at the protest at HM Prison Service HQ against continued solitary confinement of Kevin Thakrar since he was acquitted of attacking prison officers in 2010.

Prolonged isolation of Kevan Thakrar in UK prisons is torture protest

The demo took place 16 February at HM Prison Service HQ in London, and it was attended by over a dozen people, different individuals and groups who were there to support Kevan and show solidarity about his case. Brighton Anarchist Black Cross, Jengba, Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, Payday Men’s Network and others. (more…)

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Berlin: 2 vehicles of the prison industry torched in run up to the opening of the European Central Bank – Destroika takes responsibility (Germany)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

In the night between the 28th and 29th of January 2015, Destroika struck in Berlin, and two prison industry vehicles turned into ruins. Through these pinpricks, we will limit the flexibility of the relevant companies. A van of Wisag in Lichtenberg and another of Sodexo in Moabit came under attack.

The company WISAG provides, in addition to the exploitative cleaning sector, security staff for transport services such as the BVG transport company in Berlin, and is responsible for filling the Berlin prisons of fare-dodgers, with ticket inspectors plain-clothed as well as in uniform.

The company Sodexo now runs five prisons in the UK under their own responsibility since the privatisation of the British justice system. In addition, Sodexo is blacklisted in Belgium for their involvement in deportation prisons, besides providing facility management services to deportation lagers in Germany. The company is owned by the Zehnacker group, which is presented in this way: “As a partner of the armed forces, we accompany them in their operational areas at home and abroad. Our mission is to take care of both the troops and their command for a better quality of life. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice, Sodexo plans and delivers solutions that contribute to smooth operations in correctional facilities. In all our activities, we respect our values and ethical principles. Our work in this domain is further proof of our strong commitment to society.”

Freedom for the prisoners of Operation Pandora and all the others!

On the 18th of March 2015 off to Frankfurt – to reduce the European Central Bank to ruins and ashes!

Autonomous Group “Muslim H.”

(Muslim H., originally from Kosovo, was 28 years old when he was killed by 8 screws in the prison of Landshut on May 24th, 2014, in revenge for his successful resistance to his deportation to Hungary.)

Translation note: On January 30th, the remaining seven prisoners of Operation Pandora were released on conditional bail.

– ContraInfo

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Sabotage in solidarity with those implicated in Operation Pandora (Catalonia)

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

In the morning of Friday 30th January, just after the secrecy of the investigation was lifted and the news disseminated of the impending conditional bailing of comrades, we decided to express our solidarity in the streets. We sabotaged the cashpoints and the windows of the following Santander Bank offices:

In Mataró, the branches in the streets of Camí del Mig, Plaza de Granollers, Plaza Santa Anna, Carrer Sant Cugat, Avenida de América, Via Europa. We also sabotaged the branches of the same bank in El Masnou, Vilassar de Mar and Premià de Mar.

We chose the bank Santander because it is the only entity responsible for managing the cash flow in prisons of the Spanish State, generating around 100 million euros per year, according to official figures. Speculating and turning a profit on the basis of this important amount of money, the fruit of suffering and incarceration of thousands of people.

We celebrate the fact that our comrades are again on the outside, but even so, we are well aware that we still have a long and difficult path ahead, and that as long as resistance exists against the domination of the capitalist system, the state and it’s repressive mechanisms will try to put an end to it.

That the flame of solidarity isn’t put out.

Freedom for Mónica and Francisco!

– ContraInfo

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Update on Tamara Sol’s trial + Soli-Banner in Buenos Aires (Chile & Argentina)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Inter Arma received from Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras:

After one year of detention in San Miguel prison, anarchist comrade Tamara Sol started to face the trial in which power aims to annihilate her. Tamara is accused of shooting a bank guard in January 2014, just days after a bank guard killed comrade Sebastian Oversluij in an attempted bank robbery, in a different bank branch.

In November 2014, a brief preparation for trial against Tamara was performed, which finally started on this January 23. Tamara is facing a democratic inquisition that wants to sentence her to several years in prison, with charges of attempted murder and accomplished simple theft. (more…)

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You suspect the wrong people: New wave of solidarity with detained anarchists in Minsk (Belarus)

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Five actions in a row were organised on January 29 in support of anarchists, arrested in Minsk for alleged resistance to the police about a week ago. In fact all of them were detained on suspicion of participation in solidarity actions with other activists, who had been arrested at a punk concert and accused of distribution of extremist literature.

According to the activists, by these action they wanted to show that the 4 arrested people are not the ones who had organised the actions on January 16. The police and the judicial system don’t aim at detecting or preventing crimes, the strive to suppress any demonstration of nonconformity.

One of the groups visited the judge who decided on the anarchists’ cases and put leaflets around the house reading that he is wanted for unfair sentences and accusing a person known to be innocent. It’s common knowledge that judges in Belarus act in accordance with demands of the police. (more…)

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Cardiff: 4 Feb-9.15am – Court solidarity for anti-Nato activist (Wales, UK)

Friday, January 30th, 2015

The last trial of the people arrested at last year’s NATO protests in Wales is due to be played out in court next Wednesday in Cardiff. This time the police and CPS are trying to stitch up someone up for assaulting an officer. A demonstration is planned outside the Cardiff Magistrate’s at 9.15am on 4th February.

Almost all of the other people arrested at the protests against NATO and the DPRTE arms fair have had their charges dropped. The cases demonstrate, once again, that the cops will make arrests and harass demonstrators any way they can with the aim of stamping out resistance. They also show the urgent need for collective solidarity for those experiencing police repression.

– Rabble

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Madrid: ATMs sabotaged (Spain)

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Action in solidarity with Mónica, Francisco and the Operation Pandora prisoners

In the night of January 16th, 2015, responding to the call of solidarity with those who have suffered reprisals in “Operation Pandora”, we sabotaged 16 ATMs.

Freedom for all!
We want them home now!

Solidarity is our best weapon

the Pandoras in solidarity

– ContraInfo

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Kadıkoy, Istanbul: Anarchist solidarity with imprisoned anarchists in Spanish Prisons (Turkey)

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Last night, in Kadıköy, anarchist groups called ‘Anarchist Front’ and ‘Shadowlesses’, took an action in support of imprisoned anarchists after ‘Operation Pandora’. With black flags and masks, anarchists started to march to a much used street, attacked ATM’s, bank windows and some capitalist shops like Adidas and chanted for solidarity with anarchists prisoners in Spain and all around the world.

During the march, anarchists took down dustbins to blockade roads and attacked some ATM’s and multinational capitalist shops. Also, they spoke out about the situation of imprisoned anarchists in Spain prisons. And they chanted: “İnsurrection, Destruction, Anarchy, Long Live Statelessness of People, Freedom for Anarchist Prisoners”.

Source and photos

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Communique of the Prisoners of the Women's Wing, Korydallos Prison (Greece)

Monday, January 19th, 2015

On January 16th, 2015, an invasion of the EKAM group [anti-terrorist unit] took place in the men’s prison of Korydallos, keeping the whole prison closed from midday till the next morning, blocking the prisoners’ right to have yard time and general activities. Not long ago, on December 12th and on New Year’s Eve, prisoners’ transfers were ordered to Domokos prison, so that the C’ Type prisons are put into action. This is the modern Guantanamo bay. In the very next days, new transfers took place, and specifically there was the transfer of the two members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire to the white cells of Korydallos’ women prison.

In this electoral game played against prisoners, women prisoners have turned for a long time now into sacks of potatoes squeezed and crowded together in a warehouse of souls, without anyone giving a shit. While the women’s prison has three wings with 150 people capacity in each, right now 120 women have been crammed into the floor of one single wing, as the other rooms were given over for other uses or are empty.

We’re not going to analyze the data further, but not so long ago we made demonstrations denouncing all the problems we are experiencing today and the promises given by the representatives of the Ministry before our eyes, which were never put in place. Since we’re not going to stand for living like animals anymore, and, of course, no animal deserves to live like we do; since the C’ Type prisons today deal with the male prisoners, but tomorrow another one will be built for us; and, lastly, since we’re not going to put up with political games being played on our backs, as from today January 18th, 2015, to January 21st, 2015, we refuse to go back to our cells during the midday lockdown, as an act of solidarity with the demands of the male prisoners in Korydallos prison.

WOMEN PRISON OF KORYDALLOS

Translated by VbD

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Santiago: Burning barricades in Solidarity with Taco the Polar Bear ($hile)

Friday, January 16th, 2015

via War on Society:


Street blockade for Taco the polar bear.

In order to speak out about the situation suffered by Taco the polar bear at the Santiago metropolitan zoo, we demand the release of the polar bear.

Blockade carried out December 26, 2014

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Santiago: Revolutionary solidarity – Incendiary barricades for prisoners in Greece ($hile)

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Complicidad y solidaridad más allá de los idiomas, banderas y fronteras.

Con el comienzo del año y aprovechando las celebraciones, el gobierno griego dio comienzo a un proceso de traslado de prisionerxs hacia la Cárcel de tipo C de Domokos, con el claro objetivo de aislar a lxs prisionerxs en guerra e intentar amainar la lucha anárquica que cada día se intensifica en las calles y dentro de los siniestros muros de las prisiones.

El primer prisionero trasladado fue el compañero anarquista Nikos Maziotis miembro de Lucha Revolucionaria a lo que rápidamente de sumaron Dimitris Koufontinas, miembro de la organización 17 Noviembre, Kostas Gournas miembro de Lucha Revolucionaria, Yannis Naxakis y Grigoris Sarafoudis, condenados por atraco a mano armada y por supuesta participación en las CCF. (more…)

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Santiago: Desde Chile hasta España – Solidaridad insurrecta ($hile)

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

English translation via War on Society

Un Paleógrafo es un paleógrafo…pero es más que un trozo de papel cuando
viene enmarcado en una forma de ver y entender el combate desde la
multiformidad permanente.

Es un mínimo gesto de respuesta, un guiño cómplice a nuestrxs compañerxs
secuestradxs por el Estado Español, nuestras complicidades se extienden
mas allá de cualquier frontera.

La complicidad entre el Estado chileno y Español se hizo evidente en el
coqueteo publico entre sus organismos represivos, materializándose con el
encuentro entre sus autoridades con diversos viajes entre ambos
territorios durante los últimos meses.

La operación Pandora no es simplemente la re-edición ciega de un modelo
represivo, sino que además incluye un movimiento de avanzada, contemplando
la falsificación de la realidad al apuntar a los GAC como una célula de
acción directa (tal como aquí las casas okupas fueron señaladas como
fachadas de una “organización terrorista”). Pero además el salto represivo
esta dado en la fantasiosa trampa de acusar a lxs compañerxs de conformar
una “organización terrorista” que no ha cometido ningún ataque conocido.
Esto es la Democracia, el absurdo que se autoafirma para perpetuarse en el
poder. Como antiautoritarixs no tenemos nada que mendigar, solo declarar
nuestro desprecio.

Desde las diferentes latitudes y territorios aprendamos de la maniobra
represiva en España, entendiendo que la Guerra Social se vive a nivel
global. Los Estados se comparten información y estrategias. Nosotrxs no
solo contemplamos, sino que somos parte de la misma marea contra el poder.

No olvidamos a nuestrxs hermanxs Francisco y Mónica, nuestros corazones
han estado y estarán con ustedes.

Solidaridad y lucha con lxs compañerxs secuestradxs por la Operación
Pandora y con nuestrxs entrañables compañerxs de la Conspiración de
Células del Fuego y Christodoulos Xiros recientemente
encarcelado:¡Guerrillero una vez, Guerrillero Siempre!

Algunos Anarquistas
$tgo-Chile. Enero 2015.

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Vehicles owned by National Postal Agency and a security company torched by Permanent Unholy Synod / FAI-IRF (Greece)

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

[Athens, 25-31/12/2014]

FROM CHILE TO GREECE

“Bad evening my lords even if it’s not your will… the rebels are on the ramparts fuck your Christ!”*

These “holy” days when social problems are buried beneath the hypocritical smiles of a rotten society – that forgives itself with a smokescreen of fake love and joy, in an atmosphere full with festive togetherness, trying to stimulate the sense of security, prosperity and of a fictional consuming ability of the citizens in order for the commercial economy affected by the crisis to counterbalance its losses – and the streets of the metropolis inundated by giggly consuming assholes, while dozens of homeless people are suffering in the darkest corners and workers in the trade sector (without them being blameless) spit blood for the exhausting work hours and the “white nights” of the bosses, we decided to “mail” our own gifts to our loved ones and at the same time send some greeting mines to our enemies with the promise of a rebellious 2015. (more…)

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Enfrentamientos, cortes de calle y ataques incendiarios en recuerdo del compañero Sebastian Oversluij, Angry ($hile)

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

[Noticias de la Guerra Social]

Durante Diciembre del 2014, distintas expresiones de combate callejero
se volvieron a encontrar en la calle buscando mantener viva la memoria
insurrecta del compañero anarquista Sebastian Oversluij abatido durante
una expropiación bancaria el pasado 13 de Diciembre del 2013.
Ya desde Noviembre el sabotaje a la maquinaria del olvido se expreso con
fuego y combate, asi fue el ataque incendiario contra una micro en el
sector de Macul con Grecia (1) o el bloqueo dela línea férrea del tren de carga por parte del “Grupo Anarquista Coordinado – GAC. Banda Organizada Mauricio Morales /
Célula Incendiaria Sebastián Oversluij.” (2)
Por solo nombrar algunos hechos, a continuacion un breve recuento
–siempre incompleto- de lo ocurrido hasta ahora.

(more…)

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Malmö: Soli banner-drop for all prisoners who fight (Sweden)

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

“In the first hours of 13th of December a solidarity banner with prisoners in struggle was put in Folkets Park (People’s Park) in the city of Malmö, Sweden.
Fire to all prisons.
Total Liberation!
– some anarchist”

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