Posts Tagged ‘Spain’
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Today March 30, 2016, lawyers of the compas Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar were notified that the sentence of the High Court condemns the anarchists to 5 years in prison on charges of “injury”, plus 7 years for “damage with terrorist purpose”, with a total of 12 years in prison for each of them. They were acquitted of the charges of “belonging to a terrorist organization and conspiracy” against the Monastery of Montserrat.
Facing the condemnation of our comrades we have the challenge of extend the struggle and solidarity, to defend our ties and our ideas, to deny that their world is reduced to the four walls that keep them locked up.
Strength to our imprisoned comrades, always present in our struggles and our
There is no “inside”, nor is there an “outside”, there are only enemies against the state and all authority.
Death to the state and long live anarchy!
Tags: Francisco Solar, GAC (coordinated anarchist groups), Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Insurrectionalist Commando Mateo Morral, Monica Caballero, Operation Pandora, Repression, Spain, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Monday, March 21st, 2016
On March 11th 2016, we cut the counterweights along the catenary of Avilés/Xixón rail line in both directions. The cuts were made at the height of the town of Villabona, locality where our comrades Mónica and Francisco are held hostage. These cuts produce a voltage drop on the line forcing a halt to train traffic, causing serious delays and economic losses. The action aims to send a warm revolutionary hug to our comrades on the occasion of the trial/farce organised by the Spanish State.
Also solidarity graffiti were painted on the two signs of the -penitentiary centre- indicating where they are held hostage.
Love for freedom, and hate of those who take it from us
Some anarchist individualities
Monday, March 14th, 2016
Durante el año 2015 la Generalitat de Catalunya, a través de su consejería de salud, impulsó un proyecto con el nombre de ‘Activa’t’. Este proyecto como informa la nota de prensa del gobierno catalán trata de convertir a los familiares de personas con trastornos mentales en ‘agentes activos’ en el proceso de atención y recuperación de la ‘enfermedad’. Se trataría de ‘poner a disposición un circuito estructurado que permita el acceso a la información, formación y fomento del empoderamiento, así como el apoyo continuado con acciones coordinadas entre los recursos ya existentes de las diferentes redes que intervienen en la atención a la personas’. Un objetivo muy loable, pero sobre el que queremos reflexionar algunos aspectos que consideramos problemáticos.
En primer lugar, se trata de un proyecto que lanzan las instituciones políticas en un momento en el que los recortes sanitarios se han afianzado en nuestro sistema de salud. Desde 2008 hasta el 2015 se ha invertido mucho menos en materia de salud y eso se ha hecho notar en los recursos disponibles, tanto en lo que se refiere a camas hospitalarias o unidades de atención, como de ratio de profesionales por habitantes. (more…)
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
On Tuesday evening, March 8th 2016, we went with banners, flyers and sprays outside the Spanish Embassy in Athens (on Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, in the Makrygianni district) in a minimum display of solidarity with captive comrades Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar, who stand trial in Madrid.
The banners read: “All laws are terrorism – Freedom for Mónica and Francisco”; and: “A life of combat – Prisoners to the streets – Freedom for our bodies – Madrid, 8-9-10/3/16”. Walls of the embassy building were tagged with: MONICA Y FRANCISCO LIBRES (“Mónica and Francisco free”). Among the slogans shouted (mostly in Spanish) were the words “Mateo Morral: Presente” – as well as “Javier Recabarren: Presente” in view of the week of actions in Chile in memory of the 11-year-old comrade. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Chile, Francisco Solar, GAC (coordinated anarchist groups), Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Javier Recabarren, Monica Caballero, Spain, Trial
Posted in Direct Action
Letter from Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Urban Guerilla Cell : ‘For Monica and Francisco’ (Greece, Spain)
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Regarding the international call of solidarity for Monica and Francisco we are sending these few words, written with our hearts in complicity…
From 8th to 10th of March the trial of the comrades Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar takes place in Madrid’s High Court. They are accused of an explosive attack at the Basilica del Pillar in Zaragoza. The claim of responsibility was signed by “Insurrectional Commando Mateo Morral”, which according to the indictment belongs to the Coordinated Anarchist Groups that constitute the Spanish division of Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI/IRF).
The arrests of Monica and Francisco at the 13th of November 2013 were just the beginning of a series of anti-anarchist expeditions of the Spanish State (Operation Pandora, Operation Pinata). Their target was the friends and comrades of these 2 imprisoned anarchists, as well as anarchist collectives and squats. More than 40 people were arrested.
On the 28th of October 2015 the Spanish authorities decided to extend the remand of Fransisco and Monica for 2 more years in the midst of constant transfers under the custodial regime FIES 3 (special custodial conditions). The district attorney has already suggested 44 years of imprisonment to each, while in her venomous peroration, she used the international terrorism hysteria, after the Paris attack from ISIS, and she even compared the anarchist cells of action to jihadists!!!
Monica and Fransisco were already in the “black list” of the authorities, from their former imprisonment in the Chilean prisons because of the “Bombs Case”…
We are not lawyers to talk about the evidence of this case… but we know that a bomb in a church is a liberating action… Every temple is a monument of the defeat of Man.
Thousands of robe-wearing scarecrows are making loads of money by putting to sleep willing crowds of believers. They are selling a spot at their fake heaven, while they themselves go around in ironclad limos, private jets and luxurious yachts.
They are offering crumbs of philanthropy; at the same time their personal bank accounts are overflowing with money in banks where they are themselves shareholders…
They are merchandizing “Hope” in order to be able to manipulate the fear of the economic crisis, of the existential dead ends and of the dissimilitude.
They are preaching resignation and blind submission, in order to hide the fumes of the child pornography scandals and the plague that prevails in their social circles.
For this reason, we choose to be profane against the pious people…
Every time a church is blown up, freedom obtains some meters of earth above the
debris of the explosion.
Monica and Francisco won’t be alone in the court. Every revolting heart will pulsate at the rhythm of their hearts.
Our bet is to synchronize our hearts with our actions to take back our freedom… for Monica… for Francisco… for everyone…
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Urban Guerilla Cell FAI-IRF
Tags: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire - Urban Guerilla Cell, Francisco Solar, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Letter, Monica Caballero, Spain, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Letter from imprisoned comrades Juan Aliste, Marcelo Villarroel & Freddy Fuentevilla in solidarity with Monica & Francisco (Chile, Spain)
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
From the high security prison of Santiago, Chile, we make an international call for active solidarity with Francisco and Monica, who soon will face the legal farce of the Spanish State. They are accused of being part of Insurreccional Commando Mateo Morral who have claimed responsibility for two explosive attacks on historic symbols [1, 2] of the Spanish Catholic church in the course of the year 2013.
On the next 8, 9 and 10 March, the trial in the National Court in Madrid is determined to perform an exemplary punishment on the lives of our comrades.
With rants and cockiness the judiciary orders more than 40 years in prison for various charges as the servile Chilean State celebrates and rejoices the omen of a long sentence hanging over these dear fellow anti-authoritarians. (more…)
Tags: Chile, FIES, Francisco Solar, Freddy Fuentevilla Saa, Insurrectionalist Commando Mateo Morral, Juan Aliste Vega, Letter, Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda, Monica Caballero, Santiago 1, Spain
Posted in Prison Struggle
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Video informativo y agitativo en solidaridad con lxs compañerxs Francisco Solar y Monica Caballero en prisión desde el 13 de Noviembre del 2013 en las cárceles Españolas. El 8,9 y 10 de Marzo del 2016 enfrentaran un juicio donde se le solicita 44 años de prisión a cada uno: Solidaridad Anárquica Insurrecta e internacionalista con lxs compañerxs Francisco y Monica!
Update: English translation below. (more…)
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
We call for solidarity with our comrades Monica and Francisco, the week
of February 29 to March 6, to inform and make visible their situation!
THEY CAN’T STOP US
On 8, 9 and 10 March 2016 the trial against the anarchists Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar will be held at the National Court in Madrid. The two comrades are more than two years in pre-trial detention.
The charges against them are three of [property] damage, conspiracy and membership of a criminal organization with terrorist aims, which is why the prosecution calls for a sentence of 44 years in prison for each.
Their arrests were the first in a series of anti-terrorist operations in Catalonia, Madrid and Palencia, operating under the name of Operation Pandora and Piñata totaling more than 40 people charged to be part of this alleged “terrorist” organization. (more…)
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
From Contrainfo, translation War On Society:
Communique received February 11, 2016
Below we leave some words from anarchist compañera Mónica Caballero in relation to the logic and functioning of the respect unit (m-R) in multiple prisons in the Spanish State. With the aim of directly controlling the population imprisoned there and, with the preventive excuse of “resolving” frictions between individuals in–forced–cohabitation, these units are fundamentally destined to avoid serious problems between the prisoners and the institution, trapping any rebellious impulse or attitude that questions the imposed consensus. And working on the basis of submission to rules and protocols that maintain order, they seek the participation and collaboration of the inmates. Undoubtedly, we find similarities with the logic of the “outside,” since the project of prison is a vital part of the system in its totality through which it reproduces the same forms of the existent Domination.
We also remember that Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar will face trial on March 8th, 9th and 10th, 2016, in the Madrid branch of the National Court. As in all of these processes of many years in preventative prison, carried out with dignity and entirety and with convictions intact, the compañeras in this case have been alone. All of our hatred to the police and judges and the system they defend and all our revolutionary love in struggle for our compañeras and many of those persecuted and imprisoned by States. May solidarity always be our responsibility. Freedom for all! (more…)
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
MP3 Download: Solidarity to Gabriel and Juankar
Pirate radio spot for Solidarity to Gabriel and Juankar by Radio Fragmata.
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
Yesterday, 19 January, imprisoned anarchist Gabriel Pombo da Silva came off his hunger strike which he started on the 17 January with the demand to get a single cell. The comrade won his demand and stopped the hunger strike. Companion Juankar Santana Martín, who started a hunger strike in solidarity also stopped his hunger strike. The move by the prison lackies of Dueñas to mess around with Gabriel is a typical act to provoke him during his regular prison transfers.
The victory for his demand shows that each attempt by the authorities to harass our imprisoned comrades should be met with resistance and agitation. Solidarity to those who fight.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva who is held hostage by the Spanish state and has recently been ‘ghosted’ (transferred suddenly to another prison) from Topas, Salamanca, to Dueñas, Palencia, has started a hunger strike. The hunger strike is to demand a single cell, as the Spanish authorities always try to revenge Gabriel by putting him in cells with junkies, snitches and other scum, like rapists. By censoring, monitoring and interfering with his correspondence and visits in direct provocations and keeping placing him with the scum, the authorities want to make Gabriel pliant to the new incentives and privileges scheme that they are using across Spain to keep the prisoners heads down. Gabriel has already been forced to endure over 30 years of imprisonment at the hands of the Spanish State, in some of the worst conditions of annihilation. Gabriel started the hunger strike on 17th January, and he is joined by another companion, Juankar Santana Martín, also in the prison of Dueñas.
Solidarity to Gabriel and Juankar!
Thursday, January 14th, 2016
In the night of 12-13 January, Gabriel Pombo da Silva was moved again. Gabriel says that everything happened very quickly. Once there is news about his current situation, it will be made public. First, it would be good if he would get a lot of mail as quickly as possible there. The address is:
Gabriel Pombo da Silva
Centro Penitenciario de Dueñas (Palencia)
Ctra. Local P-120,
34210 Dueñas (Palencia)
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016
‘While there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.’ Eugene Debs
Today I’m in high spirits (you know our life is not a straight line, nor constant, or static…), and those who know me personally know that I have a pretty black a sense of humour (what ‘scandalizes’ others makes me smile, etc. …) almost cynically (especially when it comes to talking about/describing facts to do with the ‘Law’, ‘Rights’, the ‘Authorities’, etc. …); because these are ‘things’ that I can’t take seriously (even though my life is wrapped up in all that), no matter how serious these ‘things’ are.
So I’m writing informally with a smile on my face (even if I’m talking about serious ‘things’) because a sense of humour is one of the ‘things’ that has always kept me ‘struggling on’. I can’t help feeling surprised when I hear/see parlour politicians filling their mouths with words/concepts such as ‘we live by the Rule of law’, ‘we are all equal before the law’, etc. The ‘Spanish Trademark’ (as they now call it) doesn’t know what Democracy is (considering that I’m not democratic either); the Law is a ‘mino-cracy’ and only serves the interests of the caste (I like this about the caste, because that’s what we’ve got in this Country), and those of us who don’t laugh at their jokes are all ‘anti-system’. Does anyone have any doubt about it? (more…)