A brief outline of the solidarity in France with the Vincennes detention center prisoners in trial and against all sort of prisons vendredi 2 janvier 2009 On January 25th, 26th and 27th, ten former detainees of the Vincennes detention centre will be tried for a revolt. During the first semester of 2008, revolts repeatedly occured in the Vincennes detention centre, a place where undocumented foreigners are locked up pending their deportation. On June 21st, a detainee died for lack of care. The next day, the centre was burnt during a revolt. Later, a number of detainees were arrested and accused of arson and aggression against police officers. Most of them have been in preventiive jail for eight to twelve month. A solidarity week is set from January 16th to 24th. In solidarity to the rebellious of Vincennes retention center who pass in court on January 25, 26, 27th 2010, for burning their prison during a revolt in June 2008. Here is a very brief outline of solidarity actions, it is far from complete for translation reasons. – September 9th, Paris : Triple escape from Vincennes’ retention center. – September 19th, Paris : Two ATM of La Poste (public french bank that denounces sans-papiers to the pigs) are set on fire in solidarity with the revolt of Vincennes. – September 22th, Paris : 9th district’ Red Cross : all windows are smashed. inscriptions left : « deports sans-papiers », « smash the collabos » – November 5th, Paris : Bouygues windows are smashed in the 15th district. The inscription « builds prisons » is left. – November 5th, Paris : One van and a truck of ISS gets slashed tires. In solidarity with the struggle against the new retention center in steenoekerzel, Belgium, in wich ISS works. – November 14th, Paris : 10th district’ Red Cross : « Red Cross collabos » and « Fire to the retention centers » are painted on its outside surface. As well as the library of the french anarchist federation (wich made a flyer where they propose solutions to humanize prisons) with these inscriptions : « FA collabos », « Dirty traitors » and « FA wants to humanize prisons, let it burn with them ». – December 7th, Lyon : ATM and windows of a BNP bank are destroyed against the deportation machine. – December 9th, Paris:Banners hung, that denounce the BNP and La Poste banks, collaborating with the deportation machine. One could read : « Destruction of the Detention Centers », « Let’s sabotage the deportation machine », « Vive the fires of revolt », « these banks denounce the sans-papiers. Down to collaborators », « solidarity with the rebellious of Vincennes detention center ». AGAINST ALL PRISONS, DOWN TO ALL BORDERS. LIBERTY FOR ALL. – December 10th, Paris : A bulldozer of an Eiffage (prison builders) building site was set fire to. You can still see its charred carcass on the building site of the tram at the level of porte Saint Mandé in Paris. In solidarity with the prisoners in struggle here and elsewhere and with those accused of the torching of the retention centre in Vincennes. – December 12th, Paris : A walk in Belville, behind the banner “ Liberty for all, with or without papers“. About 30 people were sticking posters during the walk, in Beleville, Menilmontant, and Couronnes area. Some tags were also left there on banks windows : « denounce sans-papiers ». – December 16th, Paris : The architecture office of Alain Derbesse was attacked, in 14th district. Two hearth of fire were lighted. This office already built the Detention center of Vivonne, and le Havre. It also built the prison of Mans, a Police Central station, and renovated a law court building. – December 21th, Paris : According to corporate medias, the government’ immigration office has a large number of doors and windows smashed. The inscription « Fire to the retetion centers » was left. They also mention about an attack on the same office in Lille, in october. – December 22d, Grenoble : Bouygues shop’s windows broken and a tag left : “ Bouygues builds prisons“. This shop has been attacked several times. – December 23rd Paris : Walk, tags and posters in Barbes and Goutte d‘Or area. On banks that denounces the sans-papiers and other targets one could read : « Fire to all prisons ! », « La Poste denounces sans-papiers ! », « the BNP denounces sans-papiers to police », « cops are pigs » in front of the main police station of the area, « estate war= war on poor » on a real estate agency, and « cops, pigs, murderers » on a school in front of a police station in Goutte d‘Or, and more… Thousands of flyers and brochures were given to the passing people, and slogans shouted, as « liberty for all, with or without papers » and « cops, pigs, murders »… – January 1st, Paris : After midnight, fireworks and firecrackers were launched around the detention center of Villepinte and the detention center of Vincennes, accompanied with shouts « freedom ! », to greet the locked. P.-S.

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