Repression

Support J20 Spring Trials - Next Trial is April 17, 2018

  • Posted on: 10 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Reposted from DefendJ20Resistance.org:

The J20 case has the potential to establish legal precedent for charging hundreds if protesters with felonies: particularly anarchists, the Black Lives Matter movement, and a range of groups targeted by national and local police. Please do what you can to raise awareness before the next trial group, starting April 17th.

Another Day, Another Broken Door: The Tower's Statement on Recent Events

  • Posted on: 8 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Early Friday morning, Hamilton police raided a home associated with some of those involved with organizing The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair. The door was kicked in, a flash grenade was thrown into the house, and a full swat team entered. With their assault rifles drawn, the swat team proceeded to pull everyone out of bed some of whom were naked, and with one exception, put everyone in handcuffs. Three people were detained and one person arrested. Cedar, a member of The Tower Collective and our cherished friend, was arrested, taken away, and currently remains in custody.

Info on New Repression against Anarchists in France

  • Posted on: 5 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Translated from an anonymous submission to Bordered by Silence

Last week saw a new wave of repression targeting anarchists in France, with raids occurring almost simultaneously in several locations. On March 27 in Toulouse, two houses were raided and two people were placed in detention, but they were taken 300km away to the city of Limoges. These two people were released 38 hours later, after a long interrogation on their political positions and social networks.

Sean Swain in Hunger Strike - call the warden now!

  • Posted on: 4 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

https://seanswain.noblogs.org/2018/04/sean-facing-repression-requests-su...

From Friends of Sean:

We have not heard from Sean in a week and have received word via a proxy that he is 6 days into a hunger strike.

We have also heard that Sean is facing repression of various kinds, such as false conduct reports, unnecessary/unexplained cell changes, and limitation of his communications.

The Met spychief who infiltrated Freedom Press

  • Posted on: 25 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News, Mar 24th

After an investigation tracking his articles through the paper and talking to old comrades, Freedom can today reveal at least some of the story of former spycop Roger Pearce as he used our paper to worm his way into Northern Ireland.

Italy – Updates on ‘operation Panico’

  • Posted on: 25 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Act for Freedom Now!

On 9th January, after about 2 years, the closure of ‘operation Panico’ was notified, so we had access to almost all the investigation files. After getting a genetics expert to examine the forensic report concerning the evidence, DNA sample-taking and relative tests, we considered the possibility of submitting a request for Ghespe’s release to the investigating judge. In fact, since the arrest was confirmed in August, the latter had put in question the accusatory framework of what, to us, seemed no more than a police reprisal along with the inevitable ROS. Therefore as a purely technical choice, we decided to request interrogations in order to slow down the judicial proceedings and the passage of the documents from the investigating judge to the judge for preliminary hearings.

Greece: police raid three anarchist squats in Athens

  • Posted on: 12 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News UK

World, Mar 12th

At early hours of Monday, a coordinated police operation to clear out three anarchist squats in central Athens has resulted in arrests and evictions of the properties.

The three raided squats are Gare, Zaimi in Exarcheia and Matrozou. Matrozou residents have put up a fight, and as a result, 12 people were arrested and are facing charges for explosives possession.

“I can shoot you in a kneecap” – how Belarusian cops intimidate youth for alleged contacting with anarchists

  • Posted on: 5 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Pramen

We already wrote about a case of a “The network”, in which Russian secret service FSB is fabricating the case about “terrorist anarchists”, knocking out false evidence from the accused by beatings and tortures.

The main thing at that moment, in that situation, was to come out alive

  • Posted on: 3 March 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

A recent public action in support of tortured anarchists in the city of Chelyabinsk has led to a backlash. Here, two people reveal how they were tortured by the FSB. (In picture: 14-15 February: the action outside FSB headquarters, Chelyabinsk. Source: Popular Self-Defence group / VKonktate.)

Text about the wave of repression in connection with the resistance against the G20 summit in Hamburg

  • Posted on: 3 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

From contra info
Summary for our internationalist comrades
G20-Repression
Prisoners * Conditions in the prison * Trials * Video- and Photo publications * House raids

The G20 summit and the euphoric days in the streets of the Schanzenviertel were shaped by the massive anger and motivation to attack, which we did not expect since Heiligendamm and Frankfurt.

The wave of repression that followed afterwards, and actually had already started before the summit with the implementation of the new §114ff and preventive policing, reached its climax with the publication of dozens of mug shots, by the special commission „Soko Schwarzer Block“ on December 18th, 2017.

The wave of repression, remained rather unnoticed from comrades in others countries who fought with us on the streets and euphorically followed the riots in the media. They told us, that they did not receive any information on the prisoners, the condemned and the persecution mania by the state.

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