December 30, 2016
December 30, 2016
December 30, 2016
December 28, 2016
HMP Hindley has been branded “the very worst prison ever seen” by a watchdog, with prisoners often banged up in their cells for days at a time, and very high levels of violence. Right now a prisoner takes their own life every 3 days, and many more harm themselves, at the highest rate since records began. “IPP” prisoners, trapped inside without a release date, are the most likely to kill and harm themselves.
This time of year will be a difficult time for prisoners and their friends and families on the outside. Let’s stand with prisoners & let them know they are not forgotten. Come to this prison demo with your loudest noisemakers, and let’s build the pressure on the Governor of HMP Hindley to act.
There will be lifts from Manchester and Liverpool. If you would like to have a lift or can offer to give others a lift then e-mail us at email@example.com to arrange.
Hosted by Smash IPP and Manchester No Prisons
The PDFs of the latest issue of Avalanche (in German and English) is now available on https://avalanche.noblogs.org/
The french version should be out there in some days.
During the first week of December, the trial preparation was concluded against the comrades Nataly, Juan and Enrique who are accused of various explosive attacks against police stations and metro stations.
In this bureaucratic / judicial instance it is sought to establish what evidence will be presented in the oral trial.
We must remember that these comrades are being held in the former penitentiary, the maximum security section and San Miguel Prison while the prosecution for their part raises accusations that seek to sentence them for decades and decades of imprisonment.
It is expected that they will soon set a date for the completion of the trial as a culmination of the democratic inquisition to punish the rebellious insurrectionists.
All our solidarity with Juan Flores, Nataly Casanova and Enrique Guzman!
(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)
29th November – Police raided a number of homes and the Asilo squat, made arrests and delivered restrictive measures. Thirteen comrades were taken to the police station: Silvia, Stefano, Daniele and Antonio were eventually jailed in Le Vallette prison; whereas another nine comrades were served with orders of prohibition of residence in Turin. During the blitz the forces of order also arrested a comrade who didn’t have regular documents; he was released a few hours later with an invitation to leave the country on his own will in fifteen days. The accusation made against the thirteen dates back to 2nd May and relates to the resistance against an eviction in Barriera di Milano.
The charge pressed by prosecutor Andrea Padalino and then signed by preliminary investigation judge Loretta Bianco is violence to public official with the aggravating circumstance of having acted in collusion with more than ten people.
December 25, 2016
BENEFIT EVENT FOR THOSE IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW IN ITALY AND GREECE
– 8 tattooists available
– Photo exhibition ‘Relics from the 1990s’ – experiences of self-managed survival in the province
– Exhibitions, installations and graffiti
6pm – presentation of ‘Sanzvês and Manganèl’
DIY pamphlet by comrades from Emilia Romagna illustrating the role of Predappio – Mussolini’s birthplace– which has turned into a real mecca for fascist tourism. Celebrations, black merchandise and gatherings of people nostalgic for Mussolini’s regime make Predappio a meeting place for all extreme right groups thus becoming a target that must be struck and then a point from where to start a wider discussion on the struggle against neo-fascists, who are gaining ever more ground in Italy and the rest of Europe.
10pm – LIVE Punk/HC/Powerviolence with:
-NIDO DI VESPE
-DEADS ALL FOLKS
6pm – presentation of ‘La Lima’ solidarity fund
We’ll be discussing with comrades from Rome on the motives that led to the creation of a fund in support of those who struggle against repression, as they chose not to bow to the chains of power.
Between prison and restrictive measures to isolate individuals and break solidarity in the struggle, the repressive modalities of police and judges are getting even more insidious.
It is necessary to understand how State repression works, as is a proper reflection on our chance to react vigorously to the isolation that cages and court papers want to inflict on us.
10pm H – LIVE RAP with:
-ILLEGAL MEETING POSSE
Followed by DJ ELECTRO All Night Long!
Support occupied spaces and the struggle against repression!
December 25, 2016
It was a woman visiting the cemetery who saw the smoke coming out of the church. Thanks to her, further damage was certainly avoided. This Friday, November 25, between noon and 1 pm, the religious building of Zuydcoote was completely ransacked. The perpetrator (s) of the incident entered the building, open to the public at this time of day, to engage in an act of gratuitous destruction.
Paintings upturned, furniture destroyed and statues overturned: nothing was spared. “The statue of Bernadette was completely destroyed. That of Mary is a mess. I had restored them a few years ago, these statues were valuable”, testifies Anita Denaes, guardian of the place for 10 years.
The tabernacle was also destroyed, but the ciborium that it protected was intact. This is the first time such an act has occurred in the commune. For the parishioners, the shock is immense. “It’s gratuitous wickedness. Clearly nothing has been stolen. The aim was to destroy”.
On leaving the premises, the perpetrators lit a fire using newspapers that were on site, destroying a church bench. Fortunately, fire-fighters quickly extinguished the fire that did not spread. The premises have been secured since. An investigation has been opened and entrusted to the Dunkerque – Hoymille research brigade. The gendarmes took much of the afternoon to pick up clues and fingerprints that will help the investigation.
A complaint was filed by the town hall, owner of the premises. The diocese should also do the same. Saturday evening, a funeral mass was planned in the church. It had to be postponed. The church will have to be closed for several days or even weeks.
Posted on November 26, 2016 by Attaque
Translated by Act for freedom now!
December 24, 2016
The prison system on prison island is at last on the verge of outright rebellion tonight as Hull Prison is on the brink of a riot after 15 prisoners involved in the disturbance at HMP Birmingham on Friday were transferred to the jail. Inmates inside the category B prison went on a violent rampage, attacking screws and set fire to CCTV cameras. It comes just two days after 600 inmates trashed four wings of the Winson Green prison in Birmingham, West Midlands. Its revealed that screws were set upon and prisoners refused to return to their cells after the men from Birmingham arrived. The jail, home to more than 1,000 prisoners, was then put on lock down following the disturbance.
Its claimed that HMP Hull is ‘a powder keg ready to go off! They are trying to incite riots here and we’ve had a really bad couple of days here. They set fire to the cameras just after they got here and a senior officer was assaulted by who we believe to be one of the main instigators of what happened in Birmingham.’
NO SYMPATHY TO THE SCREWS, LIGHT THE POWDER KEG!!
SOLIDARITY TO THE RIOTERS OF WINSON GREEN!
December 24, 2016
After they were imprisoned for 3 weeks, Hodei, Siao and Maya were released out of prison yesterday. ABC Rhineland now published a few more details about the release of the 3 Hambacher activists.
Yesterday we published a letter from prison, written by Siao and already reported that the 3 Hambacher activists were released. German police had arrested them 3 weeks ago. In a report ABC Rineland wrote that Hodei and Siao were accused of causing an explosion with explosive devices and possible severe bodily injury. They were imprisoned at the JVA Ossendorf prison in Cologne, Germany.
Yesterday the state prosecutor withdrew the arrest warrant against both activists. It seems like the state prosecution no longer consider them to be the suspects they are looking for and has no evidence against both anarchists. Hodei and Siao were released immediately and received by lovely people who were waiting for them in front of the prison.
A few hours later Maya had a review of her remand in custody in a court in Düren, Germany. Maya refused again to give any information about her identity but made a comment about her age. After May’s comment the court classified her as a minor and withdrew her arrest warrant. Maya now has to report herself to a police station once a week until her trial starts. After yesterdays court hearing Maya was also released from prison.
Until all are free no one is free!
December 23, 2016
Last week two banners were raised on bridges above the Bristol to Bath cycle path in solidarity with those accused in various robbery cases in Aachen, Germany. One read ‘1 out. 2 to go. Free All Prisoners’, the other ‘Fuck the Banks. Solidarity with those accused of robbing them.’
Some good news has come of late, but the story is still not finished.
Fire to the Prisons.
December 23, 2016
From city centre to suburbs, in solidarity to all anarchists hit by repression and imprisoned.
We like the Latin ‘Omnia sunt Communia’.”
December 22, 2016