January 23, 2010
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The “peace-loving, tree-hugging non-violent non-Nazis” of the EDL (as they would have us believe) poured into Stoke today intent upon chanting racist slogans, making Nazi salutes and wreaking havoc upon another British town centre.



In a city where BNP councillors make up the political microclimate, and football hooligans veer towards the far right, the neo-Nazi thugs of the EDL attended in larger numbers than expected, and anti-racist demonstrators were down on turnouts in Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham.

Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh faith leaders signed a pledge against all forms of racism, ahead of the event on Saturday, and there was an antiracist rally where resiliant locals dodged the Redwatch cameras to make there opposition to organised racial hatred known, but given the historical significance of this part of the Midlands, when Oswald Mosley chose to march through the very same place, many anti-fascist individuals felt intimidated to stand up to be counted. Those people who did join the meaningful anti-fascist protest however, were a broad cross-section of society, unlike the monocultural biggoted Islamophobes of the EDL.

Before every “anti-extremist demo” as the far right EDL like to cleverly brand their racist gatherings for the benefit of the press, deceitful public relations supremo and Portsmouth supporter Trevor KKKelway puts out public declarations to his own supporters to “behave nicely”, knowing full well that his street army of hardened soccer hooligans, (for all of their anti-immigrant racism, setting up Facebook groups calling for the expulsion of Non-English speakers from hallowed shores of England), their (almost) totally white membership do not understand English.

Dogs bark, cows moo, cuckoos cuckoo, and brainless football hooligans scuffle and fight. The Police described the UAF protestors as being no-problem, however when the Wetherspoons bevvies had worked their way into the bloodstreams of the EDL thugs, they “turned native”, chucking missiles at riot police, attempting to fatally crush policemen and women to death by attepting to turn over a police van, (see the BBC video http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/8476873.stm), and while chanting endless racist slogans, burst their way through riot shields, trampling several officers underfoot.

So much once again for the lies and spin of the EDL. When will the media stop being “political correct” about the EDL and stop calling a violent drunken gang of English nationalist racist football hooligans “anti-extremist protestors” with pussyfooting regularity. It’s time that the media come clean about the hatred and violence of the EDL.

If anarchists such as G20 protestors had clashed with the police in such a way, trying to turn over police vehicles, attempting to cause grevious bodily harm to police officers, World War III would have erupted in the Sun, Daily Mail and the Daily Express, with gargantuous full-font headlines along the lines of “Lawless Anarchy Wrecks City”, but when the aggressors are the violent Islamophobic EDL,media reports are predictability muted, which does little to quell rumours that the neo-Nazi organisation are part of a contrived state conspiracy to shore up the War On Terror, and maintain support for the War In Afganistan.

Several people have commented about the EDL’s plans to become a political organisation to take over from the BNP after Old Nick finally pulls the plug from under his comrades feet and switches the lights off. Masquerading as a charity, working in conjunction with the BNP’s Soldiers Off The Street charity, the EDL held unlicensed collections of cash for war victims, as the EDL hope to do what the BNP failed to do, infiltrate the British Army.

Politicisation of the British Armed Services sets a dangerous precedent, and the stupid actions of the EDL actually endangers the lives of British soldiers, as as well as fighting Taliban forces across the hills and valleys, they also work with Muslim villagers in matters of security, protecting villagers from violent Tabliban insurgencies. If British forces were to be infiltrated with the institutional racism of the EDL, and racist Muslim-hating bigots become commonplace in our armies fighting in Afganistan, the British Army would be labelled a Crusade.

The crusading theme continually recurs in EDL mythology. The sham “nationalism” of the EDL is a whimsical excuse for old-fashioned racial and religious prejudice, xenophobia and mass ignorance, and contrary to their parroted protestations, the EDL are happy to accomodate their hardcore nazi element. Wigan Mike is the mere tip of the Iceberg.

Attracting national socialists like flies to a fetid dungheap, the crude ignorant loathings of this dispicable far right organisation attract no end of racist nutters to their organisation, a fact self-evident from a random surf of not just the uncensored wastelands of Facebook, nor YouTube, but the EDL’s very own “live outside broadcast channel”.

Take a look at the screenshot taken from “EDL Media”, as they so-slickly call their hate-driven moby phone broadcasts.

When extreme racist supporters are permitted to logon calling themselves “COONS OUT”, the damning evidence of the EDL’s neo-Nazi pedigree speaks for itself…………………………………..

January 23, 2010
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Canada: Progress against repression in response to the Winter Olympics


. Progress made about 200 people in Vancouver, Canada against the upsurge of state repression, in view of the Winter Olympics 2010. The men watched the course of special security units, RCMP’s Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (VISU) Joint Intelligence Group (JIG). RCMP’s Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (VISU) Joint Intelligence Group (JIG) The oldest copanti terorist with the black jacket at the end of the video had threatened a member of the Anti-2010 Olympic Resistance to the prosecution in October 2009.


January 22, 2010
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Fascist pub The Gloucester Arms at 59 – 61 Leighton Road has been the centre of protests from anti racists following the decision by landlord John Coy


The majority of the pubs windows, including the window to the bedroom used by John Coyne and his wife have been shot out.
The pub walls have been daubed with “Close BNP Pub”, anti racist lealfets have been sellotaped to the pub and an Irish Triclor flag has been draped across the pub. [A very large pair of knickers and an outsize pair of bloomers were draped across the other side…]
The anti racist campaign began when anti fascists learned that the pub was ameeting place for organised racists. A protest was called by Camden Anarchists against the pub.
During the meeting held by the Jobbik Party, the landlord of the Gloucester Arms John Coyne came out and told the Camden New Journal and anti racist protesters to “go whistle”. He also told the Camden New journal that the neighbours were “all a bunch of swearing tossers and they’re all barred anyway”.
He said that when he first bought the pub he barred over 70 people. The CNJ interviewed Coyne in the empty pub while the fascists, mostly in sunglasses and bouncer style black bomber jackets sat in a circle having a meeting in the back room.
The pub and the occupents have become the centre of a simmering feud between the pub and neighbours some of whom share an adjoining wall to the pub which hasn’t been soundproofed for the level of noise generated. They have complained that children have been let into the pub where Coyne watches hardcore porn in the bar on the pub TV.

Residents have called for a week of action and have asked that people contact Camden Council and ask that the pub license [held by Trust Inns LTD] be revoked.
Camden Council
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street
Camden
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Camden United Against Fascism are holding a meeting next week, Tuesday 26th January at 7pm, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town Camden NW5 to discuss how best to keep nazis off of Camden’s streets and to adddress the problem posed by the pub. We ask that anti fascists turn out in force for this as the situation is a serious one.

January 22, 2010
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amfissa 22/1/10

with reduced security measures

Begins the trial of the murderer of alexis grigoropoulos Amfissa with reduced security measures in relation to yesterday. According to local instrument appeared in the city is short while the court and the family of Alexander.
The traffic drives regularly throughout the city and around the court are hooded gunmen skirmished cops.

January 22, 2010
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Do I need to start mass occupations reviews? second day of the trial in amfissa 22/1/10

“Ms Tsalikian outside off guard – because her mother is facing a serious health problem – will be Friday in the courtroom in

Amfissa.

A witness will also be asked to submit the minor student whose hands Alexis died.
The testimony will be crucial as it was when the next shot.

Concern is the fact, according to family spokesman Andrew Constantine, that the presiding judge said that he would judge the

case only Tuesday and Friday.
Speaking at Newsit, said that thus the attendance of witnesses by the defense is difficult, impossible.

The same concern expressed by Ms Tsalikian which indicated that not such a serious trial to break into pieces as it must itself

be near her mother. “

The state continues to prurient in memory of Alexis, empaizontas parents and eliminating the last flakes dikaiosynis.Mipos to

react? Maybe occupations reviews across the country to think again on how to delay the decision.

January 21, 2010
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We see the attack and the challenges of cops on protesters, the encirclement of the anarchist block, encircling the 4 protesters (one is fallen on the ground and beaten by riot cops

Also see that no eny riot cops they have number on or another cop lying in Amfissa bears the insignia of as the minister assured us PROPO.

January 21, 2010
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photo from the school kids demo.

banner writes: The state murders: Insurrection and disobedience

They are children from both high-schools of the town.

More than 500 cops moved to Amfissa from other areas.

The anarchist demo (~200 strong) also passed outside Amfissa prisons chanting slogans in solidarity to people inside. There was a minor clash when cops attacked a person participating in the demo after cursing at the cops.

January 20, 2010
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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.

January 20, 2010
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Amadeu Casellas: a life story of struggle Amadeu Casellas is a prisoner who has spent more than 25 years in jail due to his participation in dozens of bank robberies, helping with that money to the funding of worker’s struggles in the late 1970’s. None of his activities involved blood crimes. Amadeu has always been a committed and active person, participating in many actions, in the streets as well as in prisons. When he was 14, in 1973, working at a factory, he discovered anarchism. He believed in the armed struggle and in an essential revolution. In 1976 he robbed the Banco Mercantil de Manresa. During the next two and a half years he robbed more than 50 other banks. In 1979 he enters prison and is welcomed with a brutal beating. During all the time he has spent jailed, he has undertaken many hunger strikes and other types of protests, he has sewed his lips and has made countless denounces: about the prices inside prison, against the irregularities and exploitation of the inmates work, against the faking of blood analysis or penitentiary reports… All of this has caused him many “first grades” (isolation) and transfers from prison to prison, with the intention that he gave up. He has reported abuses to prisoners rights and of the entire prison system. Last year, after holding a 76 day hunger strike, Amadeu gained the compromise of the penal institution to enjoy permits that would allow him to get to the “third grade” (weekend permits, the possibility to work outside prison and just go there to sleep…) and a subsequent freedom. Such compromise was blatantly ignored by the institutions. Since july 15th, Amadeu is again on hunger strike. More than 85 days already. This particular hunger strike started after the repression he has suffered since he wrote some communiqués where he explained, with actual names, some facts related to the people in charge of the Catalonian prison system. Since july 2008, Amadeu has spent more then 200 hundred days in hunger strike! He has been in forced feeding: 3,5 litres a day since september 24th. His lawyers and family find it extremely difficult to talk to him. Many “prison workers” and jail unions have tried to sanction the lawyers. When he wants to smoke, the rest of the inmates of the penitentiary wing of the Terrassa Hospital are forced to go back to their rooms. As well as the hunger strike, Amadeu has felt forced to add a thirst strike so to be able to get visits from family and lawyers. That first thirst strike accomplished his intentions. Since Sunday October 4th, he has started another one because they’re trying to transfer him again to prison, because “his health has improved”. Some actions and demonstrations have taken place, in Spain as well as in other countries. We feel the need to ask for solidarity with this anarchist fighter. A call for decentralized actions has been made until he gets his third grade and leaves the hunger strike. It should be noted that Amadeu’s position depends solely on the Catalonian prison and political system, not of Spain’s. Anyway, actions, information and solidarity should be carried in any possible way. It might also help (as happened during last year’s hunger strike, along with many actions) to saturate this fax number and e-mail accounts with messages supporting Amadeu: 5th, blatantly ignored by the institutions. nd just go there to sleep…ding a 76 day hunger strike, Amadeu gained the compromise of the penal institution.-th the intention that he gave up.-hunger strikes and other types of protests, he has Fax number: (++34)932140179 You can send it with this program for free: http://www.myfax.com/free/ e-mail accounts: sindic@sindic.cat justicia@gencat.cat We should not leave Amadeu in the hands of the State. Adelante compeñeros, until the liberation of Amadeu and the demolition of their dirty prisons!

January 20, 2010
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The DEMOSTRATION IN AMFISSA started
by @ 10:21 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2010
involving students from Amfissa currently refraining from doing their lessons. THEY ARE JOINING THE DEMO!

January 20, 2010
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The defense lawyers requested suspension of proceedings until Friday. The court stopped to decide whether to grant the request.
Even the media say that the coaches have remained near Athens, at Distomo.
Someone knows something more?

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Trial stopped
of. 9:41 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The trial was adjourned until Friday. Good start …….

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POSTPONED TO FRIDAY
from the regime’s media by 9:48 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The regime’s media said the trial has been postponed to Friday after a request by defense counsel because cops’ lawyer Korkonea Kuge is in Mytilene on another trial.

The demo is still taking place.

January 19, 2010
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Vassilis Palaiokostas nabbed after prison escape

GREECE’S most wanted man has been arrested and linked to the kidnapping of a prominent industrialist, prompting a double celebration for police.

Vassilis Palaiokostas was nabbed in northern Greece this week, two years after his audacious prison escape in a hijacked helicopter.

He has been unveiled as the mastermind behind the kidnapping of multi-millionaire businessman George Mylonas, a crime that has ultimately brought him undone.

“We arrested Greece’s most wanted fugitive last night. Evidence shows he is also involved in Greek businessman George Mylonas’s kidnapping,” a police official confirmed.

Police finally caught up with the escapee after raiding a house in Salonica in connection to the abduction of Mr Mylonas.

Three hooded men had snatched Mr Mylonas, 49, as he drove to his home in the same city in June.

He was released unharmed 13 days later, after his family paid a reported $19 million ransom.

Investigators tracked down his kidnappers after one of the men used traceable bills to buy a car.

The arrest has ended a remarkable chapter in the country’s criminal history.

Palaiokostas, 44, and his brother, Nikos, 47, are lifelong criminals with a penchant for armed robbery and extortion who are regarded as Robin Hood figures.

Helping to curry favour during years on the run, they had shared some of their ill-gotten gains with the poor.

In 2006, Vassilis Palaiokostas was languishing behind bars in the maximum-security Korydallos Prison, located outside Athens and home to 2000 of the country’s most dangerous prisoners.

He was serving a 25-year sentence for bank robbery and for kidnapping the owner of a factory that made halva, the Greek dessert.

The businessman in that case was released unharmed after the payment of a $2 million ransom, laying the foundations for Mr Mylonas’s kidnapping and a much larger payout.

In an episode ripped from the script of a Hollywood blockbuster, his brother and an accomplice hijacked a sight-seeing helicopter and forced the pilot to land inside the prison.

Vassilis and another inmate boarded the helicopter as his brother threw smoke grenades to provide cover. Confused guards initially believed they were undergoing a surprise inspection and then declined to fire a shot in anger.

“We cannot shoot down a helicopter flying over busy streets and houses,” one guard explained.

Under threat from a pistol and grenade, the terrified pilot dropped the group at a nearby cemetery, where witnesses saw them flee on waiting motorbikes.

Vassilis’s brother, Nikos, knew the prison inside out – he had broken out of Korydallos in 1990 and was still on the run 16 years later.

Nikos had originally been jailed for a series of bank robberies but was also charged in absentia with the same kidnapping as his brother.

He was captured soon after breaking his brother out of prison.

Police nabbed him after a dramatic car chase through the mountains of central Greece, and he is serving an 87-year sentence.

Although he had a stash of weapons on him when arrested, Nikos was no killer and had to be caught without the aid of informers, with a million-dollar reward going unclaimed.

Vassilis remained on the run until police investigating Mr Mylonas’s kidnapping hunted him down this week.

January 19, 2010
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NEVER FORGET NEVER FORGIVE!!






Finally, the Deputy Public
Prosecutor of the Supreme Court N. Pantelis had dismissed the mother’s 15 year-old student

Alexis Grigoropoulos, which called for a second time to be in Athens and not in Amfissa the trial of two special guards and B. S

Korkonea Saralioti to death son.

Buses Amfissa early tomorrow morning 20/01/10

Buses will leave the museum athens at 6: 00 and 7:00

Because we must be early in Amfissa, arrivals will be directly and on time
6975794205 and 6939401371 anarchist comrades from athens

Anyone who wants a must to book at the phone numbers appear on the poster
Two documents for the trial of Korkonea and Saralioti 20 January Amfissa

On January 20 will be in Amfissa the trial of the Guard and Epaminondas Korkonea Saralioti Claus. The special guards

charged with the death of the young Alexander Grigoropoulos on December 6, 2008 in the area of Exarchia.

As anarchists we do not care for the award of “justice” by the state will not require the agencies to impose penalties in other

organs. As in all cases ( ‘light’ or ‘heavy’ penalties) vindicated the statism.

Moreover, the case of “justice” in the hands of officials and the “discretion” (political expediency) of power. In this respect it

is also irrelevant to any outcome of any trial, if and when made.

We care about the political exploitation of the dead 16-year Grigoropoulos Alexander, nor the upcoming trial of two special

guards. These reasonable to leave in any authoritarian cliques, trying to benefit from such situations.

What interests us is that the result of this fact a part of society rose and clashed, sought and seek effective ways of freedom

and justice over the power structures or any substitutes. This, we believe that it is an essential step that denies democratic or

undemocratic practices and reasonable and can affect key authoritarian conditions. And this is another significant legacy to

the holistic path to anarchy.

Photo Courts – Square Amfissa

The square is just short of the courts. Let us mind that the city has only one outlet and is surrounded by mountains.

Since I happen to have descended from Tinh town, there are 2 landings which conclude and 2 stin main square and therefore the courts and a town with little or no rimotomia, with many up and down and generally a closed city. Since I have no contact with inexperienced cops, talk about 400 and wants attention because if you shut the world from the cops there will be no escape routes and generally will be so bad. Much attention to those who will go!

January 19, 2010
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Sunday, 17 January 2010

From Lisbon: Ola, Alfredo and Christos

Freedom to Alfredo M. Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos.
Solidarity with those who struggle against this world.

On the 11th of January posters in solidarity with Alfredo M. Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos were glued on the walls of a few banks, universities and a train station, in Lisbon.
Below is the translation of the poster:

“The world of misery and authority in which we live, of walls that try to stop us from running and the despicable places they force us to inhabit is, in itself, the attempted elimination of any possibility to breathe freely, of all real communication between people and of all solidarity that dares express itself outside and against the institutions.
There’s no need for justifications or endless lists of examples for us to act.
In the search for a life without limits, we attack and smile. We smile inside, knowing that we share desires this world has no words to describe, nor bars to contain.
Ola, Alfredo and Christos!
Anarchists.”

January 18, 2010
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Elijah Smith is still in jail 1 year on from his part in the decommissioning of the EDO/MBM/ITT factory in Brighton. EDO make parts for the weapons us

FREE ELIJAH JAMES SMITH RESISTING WAR CRIMES IS NOT A CRIME
FREE ELIJAH JAMES SMITH RESISTING WAR CRIMES IS NOT A CRIME

The trial will now be held on May 17th in the Brighton area

Matters are looking worse and worse for former British soldier Elijah who is still on remand after one year in gaol.

Yes that’s right – one year in prison without trial.

After the decommissioning case he will have another trial in September as his trial for the occupation of the Raytheon roof in Frenchay business Park is scheduled for September 2nd at Bristol crown court.

His trial for witness intimidation resulting from a minor comment made in court to EDO/MBM/ITT Managing Director Paul Hills is set to take place in August.

We believe that the witness intimidation charge is a malicious act by the state designed to keep Elijah in prison without trial for as long as possible so we are calling for his immediate release.

The committal hearing for the Raytheon roof was at the beginning of December 2009 and the trial is not likely to be that lengthy so why September?

There is no excuse for his continued incarceration as Elijah has an acceptable bail address and people who will stand surety for him.

Free Elijah Smith now

Please send letters of support to Elijah Smith VP7551, HMP Lewes, 1 Brighton Rd, Lewes BN7 1EA