September 4, 2018
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Greece: Today 2/9, prisoners of Larissa prison put a banner to A’ wing in solidarity with USA’s prisoners struggle.

the banner reads:
“SOLIDARITY IN ALL US STRIKERS PRISONERS UNTIL THE
DISTRUCTION OF ALL PRISONS”
Out of the prisons, 15 comrades were found, they called out slogans and
had a little contact with the comrades who put the banner.
ps: read: Greece , Larissa prison: Solidarity text to prisoners of “Lee Correctional Institution” prison of U.S.A.

 

September 4, 2018
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Valparaíso, Chile – The six comrades on trial for disorder declared guilty (26/06/2018)

On 26th June 2018 Francisco Hermosilla, Mario Fuentes Melo and Valeria Echeverría have decided over other people’s lives yet again. This time the three miserable judges of the Fourth Penal Tribunal of Valparaíso performed their roles as cogs of the judicial/prison system from their podiums.
This time they decided to issue a guilty verdict against 6 comrades accused of participating in the disorders of 21st May 2016, when a municipal employee, Eduardo Lara, died suffocated by the fumes produced by the fire in a nearby pharmacy.
The disgusting judicial power pronounced the comrades guilty of the following:
— Miguel Ángel Varela Veas: arson with lethal outcome plus carrying a molotov
— Felipe Ríos Henríque: arson with lethal outcome
— Constanza Gutiérrez Salinas: participation in arson with lethal outcome
— Nicolás Bayer Monnard: for participating in arson with lethal outcome
— Rodrigo Araya Villalobos: for participating in arson with lethal outcome
The prosecutor of the ‘21st May’ case, Cristián Andrade, who demanded sentences from 15 to 25 years, happy that the court accepted his thesis, said: ‘The fact that Eduardo Lara’s death was caused by the fire has generally been acknowledged’.
We remember that the 6 comrades had been on bail with various restrictive measures (reporting to the police station, compulsory residence and house arrest in some cases), but at today’s hearing the prosecutor demanded remand in custody until the sentencing; however the court rejected this demand.

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September 4, 2018
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Oaxaca, Mexico : Action in Solidarity with the Political Prisoners of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón to Celebrate the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

Action in solidarity with prisoners in Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca.
On August 30th, 2018, a group of comrades took the street in front of the transition house of the president-elect of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. There, they briefly blocked traffic and showered the police, media and bystanders with flyers denouncing the judicial corruption and state repression being carried out against community members of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca. The banner blocking the highway read: Freedom to the Prisoners of Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón—Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners.
This action kicks off a series of events planned in the lead up to anarchist prisoner Miguel Peralta’s final court date on September 28th, 2018. We encourage you all to remain attentive to upcoming events and actions.
Free all prisoners! Down with the Prison Walls!
Communique:
Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón is a municipality located in the Sierra Mazateca in the state of Oaxaca. The majority of the inhabitants speak Mazateco and the municipality is registered beneath the Internal Normative System, or Uses and Customs of Indigenous communities.

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September 4, 2018
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Netherlands : Banners in solidarity with anarchist prisoners

Today, 30.8.18  on the last day of the 6th Annual Week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners, three banners were hung in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The last week was the sixth time that the international week took place in solidarity with anarchist prisoners. With growing repression against anarchists in Europe and beyond, it is important to continue to show solidarity with anarchist prisoners. Not only during this week, but always.
Solidarity with all prisoners. Demolish the prisons.
For the anarchy!
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September 4, 2018
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Athens/Germany : Banner for solidarity to Hambacher Forest.

We hang a banner at Politechnio gate on Patision street as a minimum act of solidarity to the Hambacher Forst occupation.
“Hambach forest is an old growth forest in the west of germany. Everything what has evolved here over thousands of years is now being destroyed to make space for a continually expanding lignite coal mine. For decades people have been resisting this profit driven destruction and for five years the forest is occupied with treehouses.” (from https://hambachforest.org/)
For almost a year now the repression at the forest has become greater, there is a danger of evacuation. People are gathering at the forest so that they can fight for it. We are sending our solidarity –
STRUGGLE FOR LAND AND FREEDOM | NO TOLERATION TO MINING | SOLIDARITY TO HAMBACHER FORST
δαμάλα fera
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August 31, 2018
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Greece , Larissa prison: Solidarity text to prisoners of “Lee Correctional Institution” prison of U.S.A.

In light of what happened at the “Lee Correctional Institution” prison in the state of South Carolina, U.S.A., and with the tragic death of 7 of our detained and 17 seriously injured and with the full responsibility of the service of the prison, the director and the chief guard, as they knew  they were members of rival gangs and intentionally placed them in the same wing, being proud about their cowardly result. We, the prisoners of the A’ wing based on solidarity with all South Carolina imprisoned fighters and all the prisons of America, declare our support in the general situation of this time, setting as a primary purpose the opposition to the dirty manipulations the director and the guards exercise in the prisons, having for result the death of our retained brothers.
On January 13, 1970, Nollen and 2 other black prisoners at Soledad prison, were shot and murdered by a guard while they were fighting with white racist prisoners, members of the “arian brotherhood”. Four days later, a guard was beaten to death and thrown from the third floor of the wing. For this action that was considered as an act of retaliation, George Jackson and 2 other black prisoners were accused. The 3 of them became known as “Soledad Brothers” and were facing the death penalty. On August 7,1970, 17-years-old Jonathan Jackson armed with a machinegun, captured the courtroom in Marin of California, releasing three black prisoners of San Quentin prison and taking the judge, the prosecutor and three jury members as hostages. Jonathan Jackson’s goal was to trade the judges with “Soledad Brothers” asking for their safe transport to Cuba. Upon leaving the court, the police opened fire killing Jackson, the judge and two of the prisoners.

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August 31, 2018
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Concerning a farce and the confusion it exposes.

No, the current times are certainly not favourable towards ideas. Flattened by technological prostheses, hollowed by the lack of a horizon totally other and emaciated by the devastation of interior worlds and of sensibility, our contemporaries are not very keen on ideas. They prefer chatter, they repeat what is told to them, they display their opinions… all very different from ideas, those “armed thoughts”. Our times are seeing a project of almost unbelievable proportions which is being continually developed, refined and readjusted in the laboratories of power: non only does dominion is extending relentlessly its network of control and repression, which – and this notwithstanding the constant propaganda pounding that the eyes of the master are everywhere – can always be overcome and destroyed by rebels fitted with courage and imagination, but it is also attacking, in a determined way and equipped with powerful tools which weren’t at its disposal before, the critical capacity, the ethical sensibility, the imaginaries which take us beyond this daily hell. Such a project should arouse nothing but a ferocious rage amongst those who want to bring down dominion.
But also amongst anarchists, these irreducible enemies of authority, this project of dominion is being averted more and more. It is not difficult to realise that our ideas are loosing breath, how critical capacities are eroding, how easily authoritarian ideas are getting channelled in the anarchist universe. The image comes to replace the idea, pose replaces acting, the packaging supersedes content. There are those who are conscious of this ongoing process and, going upstream, do not renounce, do not adapt to the new imperatives of confusion, disgusting alliances and imaginary or less imaginary parties, do not assist passively to how the words of anarchists are being emptied from a tension that has always characterised them: thought and dynamite. Others, far more modern and synchronised with this new world dominion is building, go with the flow and enthusiastically jump this train driving to the ovens where dominion is burning all ideas, all critique, all ethics, all desires. Between the first ones and the last ones, we dig a yawning chasm. The ideas we love… we will defend them tooth and nail, until our last breath, against the State, against the authoritarian vermin that believe they can disguise themselves as “anti-authoritarian” revolutionaries, and also against those anarchists who strive for denaturing them by turning them into a pastiche, a pose, an image, a video.
Some anarchists recently provided such a sad fate for a text which was published a few years ago under the title “Archipelago. Affinity, informal organisation and insurrectionary projects”, which aspired to be a contribution to thoughts on affinity, on how it is possibly to organise the anarchist struggle, on the importance of developing a projectuality. Under the title “Affinity. Beyond Friendship”, a “video-collaboration” between Sub.media and Resonance Audio Distro, a video has been published on a counter-information website and then – unfortunately this does not surprise us anymore – republished on several anarchist websites. In all our optimism that our ideas are irrecoverable, we would never have believed that such a disgusting horror was possible. We were mistaken. It is possible. Nowadays everything goes and all can be turned into publicity, even subversive texts. Cut up into pieces, recited in a frankly exhausting way, adorned with a title which doesn’t mean anything, put some slightly tragical musical tones which are supposed to move the hearts of the poor in spirit as any epic film produced by the engineers of the soul working in the laboratories of mindlessness, supported by a succession of “evocative” images et finally duly certified by the stamp of the producers, this “video” is nothing but yet another production of the gravediggers of subversion.
The fact that all potentially subversive content gets lost with such a “advertisement spot” and corresponds perfectly to the new criteria of “modern communication” is so evident that it seem us superfluous to argument it any further. This video is pestilent and should never have existed. Its only contribution is having exposed the idiocy present amongst anarchists. So, stay far away from our ideas, stay far away of us, do not defile what we love and for which we fight with your rotten paws and putrefied breath: our roads are radically different. If we believed that subversive ideas are irrecoverable because of what they are, we have been mistaken. They will only be such when they are embodied, furiously defended, passionately loved by those to whom they give the strength to continue to storm this dreaded world. Trying to cross this yawning chasm which separates subversive rebels from the producers of advertisement spots and their cohorts of confusion sowers is not only useless, it is also dangerous: you will find us on our side with our daggers drawn.
Some ferocious iconoclasts
30/08/2018
English: concering-a-farce-and-the-confusion-it-exposes.pdf 
French: dune-farce-et-de-la-confusion-quelle-mette-a-nu.pdf

August 31, 2018
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EN/ES/ International Week of Anti-Fascist Agitation and Propaganda ,1-8 September 2018

 

INTERNATIONAL WEEK OF ANTI-FASCIST AGITATION AND PROPAGANDA
Call for a week of anti-fascist agitation and propaganda, due to the growth and visibility that far-right groups have achieved in recent times which has reached into spaces in the mainstream media, in neighborhoods and in bourgeois politics.
Because of the above it is necessary that we make ourselves present everywhere, mainly in the streets, making it clear that the intention is not only to act in an effective manner to fascist provocations, but to act in an offensive manner, permanently promote an anti-authoritarian attitude, to make visible, question and stress the daily reproductions of fascist attitudes such as racism, xenophobia, sexism and homo/transphobia.
We are present with Heather Heyer, Rodrigo Lanza and those who confront fascism in any of its forms.
Any info: latinxantifa(at)riseup(dot)net
SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DE AGITACIÓN Y PROPAGANDA ANTIFASCISTA
Se convoca a una semana de agitación y propaganda antifascista, debido al auge y la visibilidad que han ganado los grupos ultraderechistas en el último tiempo, llegando a ganar espacios en los medios de comunicación habituales, en barrios y en la política burguesa.
Por lo anterior se hace necesario que nos hagamos presente en todo lugar, principalmente en las calles, dejando en claro que la intención no es actuar de manera efectista a las provocaciones fascistas, sino que actuar de manera ofensiva, promover de manera permanente una actitud antiautoritaria, visibilizar, cuestionar y tensionar las reproducciones cotidianas de actitudes fascistas como el racismo, xenofobia, machismo y homolesbotransfobia.
Tenemos presente a Heather Heyer, Rodrigo Lanza y a quienes se ponen de frente contra el fascismo en cualquiera de sus formas.
Cualquier información: latinxantifa(at)riseup(dot)net
ES – SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DE AGITACIÓN Y PROPAGANDA ANTIFASCISTA
instintosalvaje.

August 31, 2018
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Greece, Athens FR/GR/EN: Pas de roi sur la place! Κανένας βασιλιάς στην πλατεία! No kings on the square!

Nous, immigrants anarchistes écrivons ce texte dans le but d’expliquer l’action que nous avons mené, en lieu public et à visages découverts contre un immigrant, connu en tant que dealer de drogue et violeur.
Cette personne a utilisé les structures de la communauté des squats à Exarheia. A maintes reprises, il y a déposé, sans le consentement des habitants, sa marchandise de drogue.
Pour ses propres intérêts financiers, il participe de fait à la propagande de l’état qui décrit les squats seulement comme des lieux de traffics de drogue ou humain.
Cette personne a été dénoncé par un groupe qui lutte contre les attaques sexistes et abus sexuels pour les actions de violence et de viol qu’il a commise contre une femme. Malgré l’intervention de ce groupe, et alors même qu’il a juré de n’avoir jamais commis ou de ne jamais commettre ce genre d’attaques, il a fait tout le contraire et aucunement tenu parole. Il a continué à harceler cette même personne, ainsi que ses propos sexistes et violences envers d’autres femmes.
Nous ne tolérons pas et ne pouvons accepter que de telles actions et comportements se produisent. Et d’autant plus se reproduisent après que les avertissements qui lui ont été adressés.
Pour ses traffics, ses intérêts financiers, personnels et sexuels, il utilise son statut de conquérant, de ‘roi de la plateia’ comme il se plait à le dire pour lui-même. Pour apâter des clients ou des cibles, il consomme et propose ouvertement des drogues dures au milieu des lieux publics, montrant la consommation comme un amusement, une activité sans conséquences. Nous aussi en tant qu’immigrants, nous habitons le quartier d’Exarheia car c’est un lieu de lutte, où nous vivons, participons et nous pouvons circuler, même sans avoir les papiers. Nous ne pouvons accepter que d’autres personnes puissent utiliser les lieux de notre lutte, et la communauté pour leur propres intérêts ou ceux de tierse personnes.
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August 29, 2018
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Buenos Aires, Argentina – The Ministry of the agro food-processing industry attacked

14/08/2018
A few hours from the first anniversary of the disappearance, followed by the death, of anarchist comrade Santiago Maldonado at the hands of the National Gendarmerie, we placed a home-made incendiary device on one of the windows of the country’s ministry of agro food-processing industry, located in the federal capital, whose current minister (ex-president of the rural society) faithful to the rich and bosses’ interests continues to negotiate with blood and soil. Poisoning and contaminating everything and everybody.
Persecuting, imprisoning and murdering those who rebel with dignity and struggle against the capitalist order.
Today political opportunism and citizenism want to frame us in their democratic discourse and force us to deal with the usual murderers.
Let’s transform memory into action for brujo [Maldonado], Rafael and all of us!
In this epoch and in this instant, the struggle continues.
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anarhija.info
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August 29, 2018
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Turin, Italy – The infinite ways of Habeas Corpus

A few months ago Camille, a comrade for a long time subjected to reporting daily to the police station, decided to leave and subtract herself from the burden of presenting herself to the police every day. Yesterday she was arrested in Porta Susa following an apparently ‘random’ control by two Digos officers and was arrested and taken to the Vallette prison.
What’s strange about this?
An arrest warrant against Cam had been issued following the violation of her bail conditions, but that order against her and other comrades had been lifted in July. At this point you would think that police were not aware of the fact that the initial measure had been dropped and consequently also its exacerbation.

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August 29, 2018
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Izenave, France : Fire at the wind farm, one of the power structures of this world

In the night of Thursday, August 2 to Friday, August 3, the wind turbine number 9 of the Monts d’Ain (Ain) wind farm, in the municipality of Izenave, was burned. Five days later, a statement posted on the internet gives the reasons this incendiary action.
Two turbine doors were fractured, and the fire totally ravaged a wind turbine nacelle of this wind farm of the Monts d’Ain, as Fabien Poitevin, head of the R.E.S operating centre Energie Eolienne has explained. Two blades have already fallen, a third is threatening to fall off and the motor was also destroyed. The fire was produced in the middle of the night (around 2am), and this wind farm officially inaugurated on June 15, belongs to the same company RES which already suffered sabotage on 1 June in Marsanne, also claimed a few days later.
According to 20 Minutes, “The project to build the Monts de l’Ain wind farm had cost nearly 27 million euros. The municipalities that welcome and defend wind turbines receive several thousand euros per year for the rental of the land. “
Wind turbines, war and peace
wind turbine attack
Early in the night of August 3, in northern Bugey, a few night owls venture on a crest once crowned by the peaks of trees, dominated today by the machinery of the wind turbine industry. Tonight, it is for them that the rebels are out to destroy one, perhaps two. They are busy and soon they withdraw from the woods. Behind them, some 100 metres above the ground, flames begin to consume the machine in a metallic crackle.

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August 29, 2018
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Voghera, Italy : Updates on Maurizio Alfieri

From Maurizio’s latest letter we learned that before his transfer from Carinola he got 3 reports in a week. Two of them were for insulting and threatening inspectors and the other one was for doing the same on the occasion of the solidarity demo of 23rd June as he was trying to answer the greetings of people in solidarity from a window.
He is currently locked up in the prison of Voghera in an open regime of medium security along with 26 prisoners with whom he can share the exercise yard and common areas.
To write to him:
Maurizio Alfieri
Via Prati Nuovi 7
27058 Voghera (PV)
Italy
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August 29, 2018
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August 26th, Bern, Germany: transparents for anarchist prisoners

Tonight, the Anarchist Group Bern, the Revolutionary Youth Group Bern and individuals in a joint action have reminded the many anarchist prisoners around the world, such as in Russia, the prisoners of the United States in campaign of the Prison Strike. This was part of the solidarity week for anarchist prisoners. Inside and outside – united we stand! Therefore, on the 28th and 29th of September, let us join the fight of all anarchists and take the protest against Erdogan, Steinmeier and all other rulers to the streets.
After the determined protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg, the state has blown to chase the radical left. The campaign “united we stand” solidarises with the prisoners. Solidary greetings go out to the two friends from Frankfurt, which became the latest target of repression. More info at: https://unitedwestand.blackblogs.org/
In Russia, anarchists were abducted and tortured by the state. They are accused of being members of a terrorist group. More information at: https://rupression.com/en/
In the US on 21 August a coordinated strike action was called in the US jails. Previously, dozens of anti-fascists had been acquitted of the so-called # J20 protests against Trump’s inauguration. More information at: #prisonstrike
Thousands of revolutionaries are also in jails in Turkey. Nevertheless, the Kurdish movement and anarchists of the DAF defy the regime of Erdogan. https://anarchistisch.ch/?p=1995
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August 29, 2018
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Northern Ireland : A Call Out for Support and Solidarity

From Sacco and Vanzetti to the Craigavon 2
A Call Out for Support and Solidarity
The 23rd of August marks the 91st anniversary of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. They were both executed in the US in 1927 for the robbery of a shoe factory and the killing of a guard and paymaster. During their trial the prosecution produced conflicting ballistic evidence and witness testimony. The defence had several witnesses testifying where the accused men were on the day of the robbery and killings. This should have proven Sacco and Vanzetti innocence but instead both were convicted and sentenced to death. They were killed for their beliefs, they were insurrectionary anarchists “that advocated relentless warfare against a violent and oppressive government.”
Like Sacco and Vanzetti, the state scapegoated Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton (their case is known as the Craigavon 2) , for revenge over killing of a cop and two British soldiers in 2009. The cops arrested and charged several republicans in connection with the killings. In all cases the only real evidence the state had was that all the accused were republicans. Two people, John Paul Wootton and Brendan McConville were charged and convicted of the killing of the cop. Two others, Colin Duffy and Brian Shivers, were charged with the killing of the soldiers. The latter were subsequently found not guilty of the killings of the soldiers, the state had no evidence on them.

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August 24, 2018
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Greece – Anarchist Tasos Theofilou is free from all charges

Prosecutor’s claim was rejected.
Following the 1333/2018 order of the Supreme Court charges against
Tasos Theofilou were rejected.
We remind that Tasos Theofilou had been acquitted of all charges at
the second grade trial, but the vice prosecutor of the Supreme Court
had made appeal.
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August 24, 2018
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Statement from Protesting Inmates at Burnside Jail, Nova Scotia

Re-posted from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
via: mtlcounterinfo.
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We, the prisoners of Burnside, have united to fight for change. We are unified across the population in non-violent, peaceful protest.
We are calling for support from the outside in solidarity with us. We believe that it is only through collective action that change will be made.
We recognize that the staff in the jail are workers who are also facing injustice. We are asking for a more productive rehabilitative environment that supports the wellbeing of everyone in the system. These policy changes will also benefit the workers in the jail.
Our voices should be considered in the programming and policies for this jail. The changes we are demanding to our conditions are reasonable, and must happen to support our human rights.
The organizers of this protest assert that we are being warehoused as inmates, not treated as human beings. We have tried through other means including complaint, conversation, negotiation, petitions, and other official and non-official means to improve our conditions. We now call upon our supporters outside these walls to stand with us in protesting our treatment.
We join in this protest in solidarity with our brothers in prison in the United States who are calling for a prison strike from August 21st to September 9th. We support the demands of our comrades in the United States, and we join their call for justice.
Our demands in Nova Scotia are different, and we note that they are comparatively more modest. We are part of an international call for justice and we recognize the roots of this struggle in a common history of struggle and liberation.
We are not the first, and we will not be the last.
We recognize that the injustices we face in prison are rooted in colonialism, racism and capitalism. August is a month rich with the history of Black struggle in the Americas.
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August 24, 2018
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Poster for the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners

Poster: 11×17 PDF
If the “innocent” ones deserve our solidarity once, then the “guilty” ones deserve it a thousand times…
—Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, FAI-IRF / Imprisoned Members Cell
Solidarity will always be practiced as an indispensable feature of an anarchist way of life and action.…
The war continues, never give up, never give in.
Long live FAI-FRI
Long live CCF
Long live the black international
—Alfredo Cospito
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