Prisoners

Spain: Letter from anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva, outside the prison walls at last

  • Posted on: 12 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

From 325

Dear comrades,
Finally, after endless games and chicanery by the prison institution and the ministry of the interior they were forced to obey their own laws, which they constantly break, here I am finally free, writing these first words of gratitude and love to all those who over these past 30 years have accompanied me and reaffirmed my own anarchist beliefs, putting into practice the basic values and principles of anarchism like mutual support and solidarity and have finally managed to pluck me from the clutches of the prison beast which I will continue fighting from the street without forgetting, obviously, the combat being waged outside.

Marius Mason Statement for ‘Fight Toxic Prisons’ Convergence

  • Posted on: 11 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Support Marius Mason

Greetings to all the good folks who are coming together on this day to fight together against an important Environmental Justice issue. It inspires me to see that friends in the environmental movement and friends in the prison abolition movement are seeing some essential common ground, to join forces and visions in their work.

June 11 statement by Jeremy Hammond

  • Posted on: 11 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

Revolutionary greetings on this June 11! Solidarity with all Earth warriors and anarchists behind bars!

We are up against a system of power and profit, a system which is destroying the planet and forcing the people into poverty and imprisonment. Many of us who have fought back found ourselves in the crosshairs of an extensive counter-intelligence apparatus who use trumped-up “terrorism” charges and entrapment by informants to put us in prison for years. There are many lessons from each case to consider before engaging in future work, but it is most important that we do not let the seemingly overwhelming forces of domination intimidate us into inaction and passivity.

Russian anarchist Svetlana Tsvetkova Sentenced to Year of Corrective Labor for Leaflet about Police

  • Posted on: 5 June 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

31 may 2016 Taganrog City Court Judge Georgy Serebryanikov sentenced
31-year-old local resident Elizaveta Tsvetkova to a year of corrective
labor for disseminating leaflets criticizing the police, reports
Caucasian Knot. As published on the court’s website, the verdict
stipulates that fifteen percent of Tsvetkova’s wages will be docked by
the state for a year. The activist has also been charged 6,000 rubles in
court costs.

"To Struggle Means We're Alive": Prisoners Speak Out on Ferguson, Baltimore, and the Ongoing Revolt Against the Police

  • Posted on: 2 June 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A new 'zine that assembles interviews with and essays by prisoners on the recent wave of anti-police revolt and #BlackLivesMatter protests is now available. "To Struggle Means We're Alive": Prisoners Speak Out on Ferguson, Baltimore, and the Ongoing Revolt Against the Police brings together a variety of perspectives and voices, mostly from "social" prisoners who have been struggling or active in some way on the inside.

Operation Fenix: Urgent – Imprisoned anarchist Martin Ignačák has gone on hungerstrike (Czech Republic)

  • Posted on: 2 June 2016
  • By: thecollective

On Friday 27.5. 2016 in Pankrác remand prison anarchist Martin Ignačák accused of terrorism went on hunger strike. He did this because on 29.4. 2016 the City court in Prague ruled in favour of his release from remand and the state’s attorney appealed this decision to the High court in Prague. On Friday 27.5. 2016 the High court in Prague extended the remand. Therefore the anarchist has decided to protest by going on hunger strike and has stopped taking in nutrition and liquids. This type of hunger strike threatens the life of the hunger striker after a week.

Fighting Back: Every Day! by Thomas Meyer-Falk (for June 11th)

  • Posted on: 29 May 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From June 11th

When I look back on the day of my arrest 20 years ago, I wasn’t imagining what I would have to experience during the next decades of my life.

The first decade they kept me in solitary confinement; since 2007 I’m in population. But I don’t know if or when I’ll get free, because there’s an old law from 1933. Passed by the Nazis on 24 November 1933 – the P.D. law (preventative detention), which allows the state to keep someone in prison for life, without giving him a life sentence. In their theory the P.D. isn’t a sentence – but the P.D. units are still inside regular prisons, inmates living in cells, bars are still at their windows, they’re going into the prison yard and being supervised by prison staff.

Statement for the June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners

  • Posted on: 26 May 2016
  • By: thecollective

from Anarchy Live!

(A statement for the June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners)

First, I’d like to give warm revolutionary greetings to all those who have shown solidarity and supported me. Without that solidarity and support, I don’t know how I would have survived for so long.

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