Nahuel is the only one of the 5 Madrid Straight Edge activists who is still imprisoned, with no bail, after being seized in a police raid on 4th Nov 2015. As usual there is almost no evidence of ‘wrongdoing’. Nahuel is in jail to intimidate other young anarchists, and because the police especially hate their successful vegan, anti-drug, ‘straight edge’ campaign
Pretrial detention of Nahuel continues
More than one week after the court hearing on January 18, the court dismissed the bail hearing and Nahuel continues in custody indefinitely. In this situation we call the anarchist solidarity.
On Monday January 18 court hearing took place in the High Court to assess the appeal before the current situation remand fellow Juan Manuel Bustamante Vergara (Nahuel). After over a week of waiting we have reported that the appeal has been dismissed.
On February 5 our comrade has been called to a new bail heariung after an appeal.
Nahuel has been almost three months locked up without ever having been convicted. Clearly these measures are part of a logic that seeks a bombshell of media publicity (”Anarchist Terrorists Seized” etc) without reference to any concrete ‘crime’.
If we get repressed.. we come out fighting!!
To write to Nahuel at latest address:
Juan Manuel Bustamante Vergara
Penienciario Madrid Center IV, Navalcarnero.
Ctra. N-V, km. 27.7,
28600 Navalcarnero, Madrid, Spain.
How Arrests Happened
The police broken into the house of 5 comrades from the Straight Edge Madrid collective this morning (04.11.15) and seized collective materials then arrested all 5 comrades.
The 5 comrades are being held at the Moratalaz police station and have not been allowed to see a lawyer. Coming straight after the Pandora raids (with no evidence) the arrest of vegan anti drug activists on terrorist charges is one more cynical far right election ploy to put the word TERRORISTS all over the tame subsidised media. The first I knew of it, for example was a headline saying ”anarchist terrorists seized for bombs in Madrid”.. but there have been no bombings!
In fact the Madrid police especially hate the Straight Edge vegans and last March severely beat up and arrested 2 of them ((see here http://theferalspacecollectivexvx.blogspot.com.es/2015/03/support-needed-for-straight-edge-madrid.html))
It is sickening how a government of neo fascist robbers (over 1000 politicions have been charged with just one in jail) who have evicted hundreds of thousands and given their homes to their banker friends can now look for votes by persecuting anarchist heroes and playing the terrorist card.
SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARRESTED COMRADES!
WE ARE NOT FAZED BY REPRESSION!
Affirmative Action Straight Edge Madrid
Five members of the group libertarian and antifascist Straight Edge Madrid were arrested on 4 November in the community of Madrid. The five people were arrested as part of Operation Ice, the second phase of the operation Pinata, Brigade of the National Police of information, capital and four in Madrid Las Matas. After the house searches, the detainees were taken to the police station Moralataz, which declared before being transferred to the High Court to declare before the judge Eloy Velasco.
The National Police in Madrid accused members of the community of Madrid Straight Edgeof the “crime of belonging to a criminal organization with terrorist aims, supporting terrorism and making homemade bombs.” Additionally, police linked Madrid Straight Edge with the mythical Coordinated Anarchist Groups (calledGAC), a space for discussion and propaganda.
24.77% of the people locked in the Spanish state prisons are in this preventive situation, a fact amply demonstrates the fallacy of democratic discourse and literature on rights and freedoms.
We do not otrorgamos this totalitarian, monolithic and devastating system no legitimacy to judge. All you do is manage the injustice and poverty in their own interests.
We want to Nahuel and the rest of our fellow prisoners in the street. For all this, and given the current situation of the partner, we encourage you to spread and support with the means that are available. So that anarchist solidarity is something more than written word.
The straight edge movement arose as a youth subculture in the late eighties in the US hardcore punk music scene. The term straight edge comes from the song of the same name of the band Minor Threat. The movement advocates a straight edge lifestyle free of drugs, tobacco and alcohol, as well as for veganism and animal liberation. The symbol of the movement is X, a metaphor of not using alcohol that comes from practice in the US during the eighties of marking an X on the hands of people under 21 with a black indelible marker Calls to avoid alcoholic drinks in bars.
Report from Kaos Newspaper (google translation)
Kaosenlared newspaper has been informed that police have also entered the house of a member of the group that was not in Madrid and have kidnapped an anarchist flag, family computer and do not know if anything else. The person must now return to Madrid to appear before the Court.
Social movements held a demo for the arrested on Thursday 5 November at 8pm in the Boulevard of Moratalaz, Madrid.
The official police version, published on the official website of the Ministry of Interior, is the following: “Agents of the Information Brigade of the National Police in Madrid have arrested five people, members of the anarchist group Straight Edge, the they accuse of crimes of belonging to a criminal organization with terrorist aims, damages and advocacy of terrorism. In house searches we have found material for making explosives, various quantities of gunpowder and manuals for making homemade bombs. “
However the accompanying video showed only some nails and an anarchist flag. Maybe they found a few fireworks and an ‘anarchist cookbook’.
Several organizations and social activists, expressed through networks, demanding the presumption of innocence and raising doubts about the accuracy of the statements of the police. In sum, disbelief, skepticism and condemnation of arrests and accusations that never quite convince large groups.
The most dangerous thing is that in case of proving the innocence of those arrested, no one takes away the damage sustained at all levels. That is, the psychic, the abuse allegations, interruption / loss of normal life (work, study, family life) … The presumption of innocence is fundamental in any democratic society. It seems that the facts raise doubts of all types, especially authoritarian practices and unclear that the security forces are handled and who is responsible for the communication of these actions.
In the video of the arrests and seized materials display, instead of the above elements appear to build explosives have emerged triumphant in the recording sweatshirts, posters, screws and computer as evidence to justify the raids and arrests this morning.
Clarifications are expected …
Straight Edge Madrid…Who We Are
We are a group of drug-free, anti speciesist, anti-fascist and libertarian-conscious well-defined class. With conviction and commitment we seek to change this lackluster reality. We know we are not alone in our hands but in order to achieve all this challenge. We will not submit any form of oppression, as did many men and women throughout this story, but the struggle is daily and not as a hobby but as the only way to change.
Against this system we face firmly without duck. We will not be part of the mechanisms of struggle that the system grants or we submit to its mechanism of repression. We are at war against the state and capital, but the war is not alone on the street, but against the system that we have internalized. We say enough! We stop swallowing rage and shout rebellion. Do not expect anyone to solve the problems for us, we take charge of our own lives.
For us the STRAIGHT EDGE converge in an ideological development that goes hand in hand with the positioning of revolutionary ideas as something more concrete and serious, as a policy of self-determination to be validated as a theoretical basis and not as an alternative within the cultural representation capitalism, but as a legitimation of anarchist ideas. This convergence exists in the speech libertarian ideas and practices, building an anarchic reference in the STRAIGHT EDGE.
More than nice words and emotional speeches. Daily action against power and capital in all its forms. For autonomy and total freedom.
Latest News in Spanish
|Desestimado el recurso a la prision preventiva de Nahuel|
|per Solidaridad anarquistas presxs||29 gen 2016|
|Mas de una semana despues de la vista judicial celebrada el pasado 18 de enero, el juzgado ha desestimado el recurso impuesto, por lo cual Nahuel continuara en prision preventiva indefinidamente.
Ante esta situacion llamamos a la solidaridad anarquista.
|El pasado Lunes 18 de Enero tuvo lugar en la Audiencia Nacional la vista judicial para valorar el recurso interpuesto ante la actual situacion de prision preventiva del compañero Juan Manuel Bustamante Vergara (Nahuel). Tras mas de una semana de espera nos han comunicado que el recurso se ha desestimado.
El 5 de febrero el compañero esta citado a declarar nuevamente para valorar si se levanta la preventiva tras un nuevo recurso.
Nahuel lleva casi tres meses encerrado sin siquiera haber sido declarado culpable. Claramente este tipo de medidas forman parte de una logica que pretende un golpe de efecto que amedrente a corto plazo, mas que un castigo (por no hablar de lo alejado que esto se encuentra de la “justicia” o la “reinsercion”) de un delito determinado.
El 24,77% de las personas encerradas en las carceles del Estado Español se encuentran en esta situacion preventiva, hecho que demuestra sobradamente lo falaz de su discurso democratico y su literatura sobre derechos y libertades.
No le otrorgamos a este sistema totalitario, monolitico y devastador ninguna legitimidad para juzgarnos. Lo unico que hacen es administrar la injusticia y la miseria segun sus propios intereses.
Queremos a Nahuel y al resto de nuestras compañeras presas en la calle. Por todo esto, y ante la actual situacion del compañero, animamos a difundir y apoyar con los medios de los que se dispongan. Que la solidaridad anarquista sea algo mas que palabra escrita.Si nos reprimen por luchar, respondamos luchando!
Libertad para nuestras compañeras y muerte al estado que las tiene secuestradas.Para escribir a Nahuel:
Juan Manuel Bustamante Vergara
Centro Penienciario Madrid IV, Navalcarnero.
Ctra. N-V, km. 27.7,
28600 Navalcarnero, Madrid, España.