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Debating Justice: A letter from Damien out of the Fleury-Mérogis jail (France)

  • Posted on: 16 January 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Damien is an anarchist arrested on Wednesday, December 7 in Bretagne, charged with attacks against the Chambre of Commerce, a Jaguar dealership, and other targets during a demo that took place on April 14 between Paris’ 10th and 19th districts during the mobilization against the Loi Travail. This letter was published on January 7 and was intended as a contribution to a public discussion about how to engage with the justice system, in a bid to break the isolation that it seeks to impose.

When I heard that on January 9 in Paris there was going to be a debate about justice, I wanted to try to contribute by letter, but because I’m not allowed any visits or phone calls, I don’t have any details about the subject of the debate. The theme of justice is tied to many issues, like repression, authority, and incarceration, as well as obviously questions of defense or attack, resignation or dignity, inaction or vengeance.

This is a personal choice belonging to each individual and I don’t want to lecture about it or present myself as a martyr or hero, which I am not. So I will speak only of my own choice, one that isn’t motivated by the specter of revolutionary duty, but by desire, my own need to feel more free, more dignified, and more alive than my jailers permit.

Chile: a brief update on some friends in prison

  • Posted on: 14 January 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Publicación Refractario, translated by anonymous

With 2016 coming to an end, we would like to take a closer look at the current proceedings against our revolutionary friends in prison.

Sometimes, the frenetic rhythm of counter-information with all of its frequent updates or the repetition of slogans can cause us to lose sight of our analytical capacity and critique that as insurrectionaries and anti-authoritarians characterize us. Within the continual counter-information movement, we would like to pause and provide a brief overview into the reality of the judicial proceedings against our revolutionary prisoners.

Revolutionary Struggle members Pola Roupa and Konstantina Athanasopoulou arrested in Attica

  • Posted on: 8 January 2017
  • By: thecollective

From 325

Revolutionary Struggle members Pola Roupa and Konstantina Athanasopoulou arrested in Attica, Lil’ Lambros-Viktoras held hostage, thirst and hunger strike by RS imprisoned fighters (Greece)

International solidarity is our weapon

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.

Back in the Slammer: A letter from Damien from the Fleury-Mérogis jail

  • Posted on: 28 December 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Damien was arrested on Wednesday, December 7 in Bretagne, charged with attacks against the Chambre of Commerce, a Jaguar dealership, and other targets during a demo that took place on April 14 between Paris’ 10th and 19th districts. This is his first letter out since being denied bail.

I’m writing from Fleury, where I’m being held in preventative detention[1]. Since the charges against me are, as usual, totally boring and unimaginative, I wanted to offer a different telling of the lovely spring night of revolt, written by some true lovers of disorder, so that my comrades have an accurate and realistic depiction of what I’m alleged to have done: “Reportback on April 14: hold in the rage too long and it bursts out like it should”[2]

IGDCAST: Anarchist Organizing and Solidarity Inside and Outside of Mexican Prisons

  • Posted on: 21 December 2016
  • By: thecollective

From It's Going Down

This is a special IGDCAST with Sofi, an anarchist compañera from Mexico City who is deeply involved in a variety of solidarity and organizing efforts with anarchist prisoners in Mexico. The audio interview is in Spanish, while below is an English transcription, along with two song MP3s you can download separately. If you want to see more in depth reporting on what is happening in Mexico, be sure to support our Mexico trip fundraiser.

Mónica & Francisco: Distance, control and punishment. The importance of dispersion in the prison system of the Spanish State.

  • Posted on: 21 November 2016
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

During the almost three years that we have been confined by different prisons of the Spanish State, there is one aspect that particularly calls attention to its determinant importance in prison life; we refer to the dispersion.

(A-Radio) Presentation: the Prison Strike in the USA 2016

  • Posted on: 25 October 2016
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

As Anarchist Radio Berlin we documented a presentation on the Prison Strike in the USA 2016.

As Anarchist Radio Berlin, we recorded a presentation about the ongoing prison strike in the United States of America, its backgrounds as well as the methods of support and solidarity that are used in- and outside of prisons. The presentation was held in October 2016 in Berlin.

Length: 57:47 min

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