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Solidarity with the anarchists and anti-authoritarians charged with terrorism by the Belgian state

  • Posted on: 7 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

At the end of 2008, during the period of diffuse hostilities set off by the revolt in Greece after the police murder of Alexis, the Belgian Federal Prosecutor launched an investigation targeting anarchists and anti-authoritarians [1]. In 2010, on the basis of a list of actions attributed by the police to the “anarchist movement” and while the struggle against a new closed prison [2] in Steenokkerzeel pushed ahead, judge Isabelle Panou was assigned to the case, which was classified as anti-terrorism. In May and again in September 2013, upwards of ten searches were carried out as part of this investigation against various residences and the anarchist library Acrata, located in Brussels. It's only at this moment that the existence of an anti-terrorism investigation became visible for the first time. This investigation is led by the anti-terrorism section of the federal police, with support from National Security, the General Intelligence Services, and military security at different times, as well as by the anti-terrorism services of other European countries. The investigation was completed in 2014 and today sees twelve anarchists and anti-authoritarians sent to court.

Brussels: Imagine for a moment… Reflections on two recent strikes

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

from L’Imprévu, #1, Dec 2016 [1]

Imagine for a moment… You’ve been wearing yourself out over years of work in a steel mill, eight hours a day doing something that doesn’t interest you, just sweating in the noise and heat, between the grey walls of the factory, until you’re physically and mentally depleted. And all that for… Really, why? To fill the pockets of shareholders, the same people who would throw you back out on the street at a moment’s notice if things stopped being sufficiently “profitable”. Bad enough in itself, of course, if not a downright tragic, humiliating, revolting scandal.

New Zine: The struggle against the maxi-prison in Brussels – A chronology of attack & antagonism

  • Posted on: 13 July 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

PDF links (high res, low res and imposed): http://personsunknown.noblogs.org/post/2015/07/12/the-struggle-against-t...

The Belgian State has been announcing it for some time: building 13 new modern and efficient prisons.

Brussels, Belgium: The struggle against the construction of a maxi-prison

  • Posted on: 7 April 2015
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The Belgian state want to build a new prison in Haren, north of Brussels. It is supposed to become the largest prison in Belgium, a maxi-prison [maximum security prison complex], a genuine prison town that would include five different prisons on the same terrain. Like other new prisons built in the last two years, this one in Brussels would also be developed by what is called a “private-public partnership”. This means that the construction and management of the prison is entirely in the hands of private companies, and that the State rents out for 25 years to these companies, after which it eventually becomes state property. Therefore you don’t have to look far to understand the huge economic interests that this project represents.