Prisoners

CCF escape case trial: Statement of Athena Tsakalou to the court

  • Posted on: 13 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From Contra Info

Below is the statement of Athena Tsakalou (the mother of CCF anarchist prisoners Christos Tsakalos and Gerasimos Tsakalos) which was read out in Koridallos prison court by her defense lawyer in late June 2016, while the CCF escape case trial was still underway:

Vegan Anarchist Manuel Salas to be Released from Prison

  • Posted on: 9 July 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Manuel Salas, a vegan animal rights activist who was arrested for arson (unrelated to his animal rights activism) a few months before his 19th birthday, is scheduled to be released from prison on August 20th, 2016 after more than a decade in prison. In addition to his initial 12-year sentence, Manuel was sentenced to an additional 4.5 years after being charged with felony criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct stemming from an escalation of a protest against the facility for denying him vegan food.

Statement From the Eric King Support Crew Regarding his Sentencing

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

Today, Eric King was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in the federal district court in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Eric accepted a non-cooperating plea to one count of “use of explosive materials to commit arson of property used in or affecting interstate commerce” (18 U.S.C. § 844[h]). The action he admitted taking was throwing a hammer and two Molotov cocktails through the window of the empty office of a US congressperson from Missouri late at night on September 11th, 2014.

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.

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