Translated by actforfreedomnow/boubourAs
We do not accept or “legitimize” pre-trial detainment or conviction for any hostage of the State. The dynamic stream of solidarity to remanded hunger striker K.Sakkas has spread beyond the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement and caused stirs concerning the vengeful – and anti-constitutional – tactic of the juridical authority in wider layers of society.
It has also preoccupied the central political scene and became a matter of political confrontation between SYRIZA and N.D. There is however a matter of critique which concerns mainly the a/a movement: Is over-stressed in almost all announcements and texts of solidarity that K.Sakkas denies ever having been a member of the CCF – something which is true as is also shown in the statements of the members of the CCF in the terror-court. In this way – and because for 3 years now there have not been proportional mass solidarity events for the imprisoned members of the CCF – the position is indirectly expressed that THIS IS WHY anarchist K.Sakkas DESERVES OUR SOLIDARITY, while the rest are “RIGHTLY AND JUSTLY” held on remand and convicted with sentences of many decades…
So may those who do not already know it be informed that Gerasimos Tsakalos also got another 6 months’ remand over and above the 30 months without having been tried … There are therefore the following questions to be put to the solidarity movement: – Since when does the a/a movement “legitimize” the persecution of fighters who come from within its guts, and divide them into “guilty” and “innocent”? – Since when has the a/a movement taken up the defence of the Constitution and oppressive laws of the State and asked for their faithful application as if we are a political party. – What initiatives of militant solidarity will we take on in order to support the dozens of imprisoned anarchists, independently of what organization or not they declare they belong to? Let’s stop the (comfy) division into “guilty” and “innocent” and let’s develop a large and united movement of solidarity towards all anarchist political prisoners.
WE DO NOT GIVE AWAY ANY FIGHTING ANARCHIST INTO THE HANDS OF THE STATE.
FREEDOM TO ALL ANARCHIST POLITICAL PRISONERS.