anarchist prisoners

Turkey: Kurdish anarchist caught up in Gülenist purge

  • Posted on: 12 December 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The pro-government press reports about anarchist İshak Tayak are full of lies!

Our friend İshak has been arrested as a member of the Islamic, pro-capitalist Gülen movement. In the pre-dawn hours of October 2, special ops police raided his Istanbul home, where they beat him before taking him into custody. İshak, a Kurdish self-identified anarchist and atheist, was later charged with downloading a messaging app used by the movement called Bylock in 2014.

Greece: Revolutionary Struggle Prisoners Pola Roupa & Nikos Maziotis Refuse Hospital Transfer on Day 20 of Hunger Strike

  • Posted on: 1 December 2017
  • By: thecollective

from insurrection news.

STATEMENT OF POLA ROUSA AND NIKOS MAZIOTIS, MEMBERS OF REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE IN RELATION TO HOSPITAL TRANSFER

On the 20th day of our hunger strike, the prison doctors have referred us to an external hospital.

Turin, Italy: ‘Scripta Manent’ Trial – Declaration to the Court by Anarchist Prisoner Alfredo Cospito (16.11.2017)

  • Posted on: 26 November 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Benevento 14 August 1878 – Turin 16 November 2017

Declaration To The Court

“The Union of Egoists is your instrument, it is the sword with which you increase your natural strength; the Union exists thanks to you. Society, on the other hand, demands much from you and it exists without you; in short, society is sacred, Union is yours; society uses you, the Union–you use it “– Stirner

“Gentlemen, the time of life is short … if we live, we live to tread on kings” – Shakespeare, Henry IV

Christos Tsakalos: ”The Point is That People Should not Leave from Prison Dehumanized.” (Greece)

  • Posted on: 14 November 2017
  • By: thecollective

”I am speaking neither as an anarchist nor as a member of the C.C.F.Christos Tsakalos clarified as we spoke on the phone. ”I am speaking as a member of the Committee of Struggle from Korydallos Prison, which represents 1500 prisoners who have been protesting the past two weeks against the new correctional code, which will result in the violation of the basic rights of prisoners in case it passes”, he explains and highlights that there is an existing network in Greece’s prisons and the mobilizations will escalate if the government does not make concessions.
He also stated that a Ministry of Justice official who went to Korydallos Prison and discussed these matters with the committee found the demands to be fair. Nevertheless, he clarified that this was his own personal stance and not that of the Ministry. ”We will go to extremes because we understand that they are trying to create a prison within the prison” says Christos, who was detained in solitary confinement from 2015 through to 2017, on the other end of the phone line.

Mexico: Letter from Anarchist Prisoner Fernando Barcenas (10/2017)

  • Posted on: 25 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

From Insurrection News

10.10.17: To the rebellious compañerxs

I write to all those who build their paths of autonomy, to remember that within these walls we try to steal our precious time from the machinery, generating moments of clarity in a suffocating world…that is how, in recent years, proposals for resistance have emerged, from isolated struggles in forgotten areas, screams that are lost in the darkness, to moments of informal organization in the daily life of the open regime, in other words in the general population, where almost three years agao the idea emerged to create an alternative space where prisoners could show that there is already enough of such annihilation, we know that the prison system is designed to subject our minds and bodies to the structure of commerce, so we are not going to ask them to change, we know that money is the language of the powerful and for that reason we have no requests, we just want to self-manage our lives within these walls because we know that all their social rehabilitation programs seek to create are submissive, repentant, guilty beings who will accept slave labor at the hands of prison officials.

Iran: Sohail Arabi thirst strike briefly suspended after seizure (disputed)

  • Posted on: 8 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

it has been brought to the collective's attention that the source of this article may not be accurate and Sohail Arabi may not be an anarchist. Please consider the first comment on this post for more details

via Freedom News

Long-term anarchist political prisoner Sohail Arabi briefly started drinking water again on Thursday having experienced a seizure, one week into his total hunger and thirst strike.

Sohail, who has been imprisoned for writing “sacrilegious” essays on Facebook and for “insulting the supreme leader” of Iran, had already been on a lengthy hunger strike over torture in the notorious Evin prison where he is being held.

Italy: Update on Police Repression Against Anarchist Comrades in Florence

  • Posted on: 6 October 2017
  • By: thecollective

On the 1st of January 2017, following the explosion of a home-made bomb in front of the fascist bookshop in which a policeman from the bomb disposal unit lost a hand and an eye, several homes of comrades were searched. The police were hoping to find firearms and/or explosives. The searches didn’t lead to nothing except for the seizure of pamphlets, computers, clothing and other everyday objects. An investigation against persons unknown was launched with the intention to charge them with the offences “manufacturing, possession, and transportation of an explosive or incendiary device to a public place” and “attempted murder”.

Support the Bloomington ABC Anarchist Prisoner War Fund

  • Posted on: 1 September 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

DONATE HERE

Since October 2015, Bloomington Anarchist Black Cross has been providing consistent monthly funds to anarchist prisoners throughout the United States via our Anarchist Prisoner War Fund. We are now asking for help keeping this project going strong into the future.

June 11th: Let's Communicate by Michael Kimble

  • Posted on: 6 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From June 11th

[PDF for printing]

For me communication with comrades on the outside of these prison walls has been key in keeping me on point and sane in this artificial world of all-pervasive domination. We anarchists are not immune to the blues and the sometimes-attractive pull of resignation in the face of dizzying odds.

June 11th: Our Words are Our Weapons by Sean Swain

  • Posted on: 4 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From June 11th

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As humans, we are the lucky beneficiaries of three biological developments that greatly contribute to our long-term survivability. The first one is the structure of our jaw which is conducive to eating meat and taking in proteins that non-meat-eating mammals don’t get. That’s the only one of the three that’s irrelevant to the discussion.

The second of the top three biological developments that contribute to our long-term survivability is our cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex is the outer-most layer of the brain, and is principally responsible for conceptual thought. Because of our cerebral cortex, we can imagine things that we cannot see. We can conceive of stuff we did not experience.

The third biological development that contributes to our long-term survivability is our opposable thumbs. Our opposable thumbs are pretty useful. They gave us the ability to carry things and to share with others. They gave us the ability to use and manipulate tools.

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