Category Archives: prison

defending victims.. making prisons unnecessary

6 yrs Jail for torching Coca Cola’s Xmas Tree: Support Fernando’s appeal!

 Solidarity with our colleague, anarchist prisoner Fernando Barcenas Castillo

Free Fenando Barcenas

Fernando Bárcenas has spent more than two years in detention in a prison in Mexico City, and is now awaiting a final appeal against his 6 year sentence for allegedly burning Coca Cola’s Christmas tree at an anti Fare rise demonstration.

Fernando was a high school student and worket  at the College of Sciences and Humanities Vallejo campus; He was arrested on 13 December 2013 in the context of the first mobilization against rising fares on the Metro.. System of Collective Transport, accused of burning, at the intersection of Insurgentes and Reforma Streets, the Christmas tree of Coca-Cola.rodada_barcenas3

He was prosecuted for ‘attacks on public peace in gang and criminal association’ andremains since his arrest in Northern Male Preventive Prison after being sentenced to six years in prison. The legal process is currently in the last possible Appeal: the direct confirmation of his sentence.
Continue reading 6 yrs Jail for torching Coca Cola’s Xmas Tree: Support Fernando’s appeal!

New police blitz in Barcelona. 9 more ‘anarchists’ arrested

update: the day before unleashing 500 cops at 7.00 am against the anarchists the National Court in Madrid ordered 2 more years of ‘preventive detention’ for our comrades Monica and Francisco  see http://wp.me/pIJl9-6Y7

New operation ordered by Spanish National Court against Catalan libertarian movementpandora 3

The Police have this morning arrested at least nine people accused of ”organizing a terrorist group” in a new political operation led by the National Court. Hundreds of Catalan police smashed into and searched various anarchist social centers and local homes from 7.00 am in the neighborhoods of Sants, Gracia, Clot and Sant Andreu in the  city of Barcelona, ​​and in the city of Manresa.

the police attacks were ordered by is the Spanish National Court as a new phase in the much criticised and ridiculed ‘ Pandora operation’, as confirmed by a note from the Catalan police, the first phase resulted in the arrest of ten people and preventive imprisonment of seven of them last December (finally all were released on bail due to lack of evidence)..pandora..3...

Among the targets this time is the Revoltosa Occupiued Social Center in in Clot, and the main Anarchist Ateneo center in  Sants, at Maria Victoria St, where ten vans of riot police were deployed.

When the news got out, dozens of people have gathered to show their solidarity and have cut the principle Sants high street behind a banner in support of the detainees

Minutes later, protestors were concentrated at Masnou St when two vans of riot police arrived to carry out a new raid, leading to police charges and  shoving and punching… Continue reading New police blitz in Barcelona. 9 more ‘anarchists’ arrested

Free Monica and Francisco..2 years awaiting Trial for a ”Firework’.

latest update: the day before unleashing 500 cops at 7.00 am against the anarchists the National Court in Madrid ordered 2 more years of ‘preventive detention’ for our comrades Monica and Francisco  see http://wp.me/pIJl9-6Yd to read about the bpolice raids

update: The date for deciding if to extend prison without trial for 2 more years is 27th Oct in Madrid..  Barcelona demo at 20h in Pl. Diamant a la Vila de Gràcia (Barcelona) 

13845610385774

original en español abajo

Update on the situation of Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar

from claudicarnuncarendirsejamas, with thanks, Oct 20 2015

It’s been almost two long years since the anarchists Monica and Francisco were jailed on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization, criminal damage  and conspiracy . During this time they have lived in the isolation cells of various Spanish prisons, experiencing the dreaded ‘FIES’ regime and dispersion, but always reaffirming their ideas and illustrating once again the insurmountable gap between the world that anarchists pursue and that imposed by Power.

Two years is a long time. There has been time, for example, to perform two more antiterrorist operations, Pandora and Piñata, connecting the three cases by the acronym GAC-FAI-FRI and charging a total of 25 comrades from different parts of the peninsula with ‘terrorism’. There  has been also enough time for us to understand the challenge of imprisonment, solidarity and closer links between comrades.

media circus inventing the shocking destruction after the ''bomb'' which Monica and Fran are accused of plantingin the Zaragoza Basilica, symbol of the Catholic/Fascist dictatorship...
….media circus inventing the shocking destruction after the ”bomb” which Monica and Fran are accused of planting in the Zaragoza Basilica, symbol of the Catholic/Fascist dictatorship…

Continue reading Free Monica and Francisco..2 years awaiting Trial for a ”Firework’.

Fantasy Anarchist Terrorist Alert at Spanish Prisons

fuegoMedia intoxication in the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners   by Balailo.info
The Spanish Interior Minister of State fears an anarchist attack against prison officials this week

A post here at vozpopuli  has “uncovered” a Prisons Circular recently distributed to its workers demanding extreme measures to protect themselves against possible suspicious packages received between 23 and August 30th. The reason for this is the “discovery” by the Information Service of the paramilitary Civil Guard of the international call for solidarity with anarchist prisoners from 23 to 30 August.

According to these coppers, the poster is “much more aggressive than the last year’s” In fact, you can read the legend “fire to the prisons and jailers”, which leads them to conclude that the “main objective of the anarchist movement” at the moment are Prison Officers “or any persons related to the facilities of the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions “. All because someone added ”and the Jailors” to the traditional ”Fire to The Prisons” slogan. Continue reading Fantasy Anarchist Terrorist Alert at Spanish Prisons

Anarchist Prisoners Week /solidaridad presxs anarquistas

Anarchist prisoners

In summer 2013 members of several ABC groups discussed the necessity of introducing an International Day for Anarchist Prisoners. Given there are already established dates for Political Prisoners Rights Day or Prison Justice Day, we found it important to emphasise the stories of our comrades as well.
Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ‘political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organisations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change.
At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries, to say nothing of the names and cases involving many of our incarcerated comrades.
This is why we have decided to introduce an annual Week for Anarchist Prisoners on August 23-30. We chose August 23 as a starting point, because on that very day in 1927 the Italian-American anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed in prison.A prisoners week
They were convicted of murdering two men during an armed robbery at a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States. Continue reading Anarchist Prisoners Week /solidaridad presxs anarquistas

Legal Pot in Colorado: Crime Plummets, Sales Soar!

legalise potIn One Month, Colorado Sold $34 Million In Marijuana: $3.4 Million Went To Schools, And Crime Decreased By 15%

Credit: Pixabay

20.2K SHARES
 Here’s a recap: If you’re still ‘undecided’ on the cannabis debate, Joe Rogan brilliantly summarizes why hemp was made illegal in the first place. In addition, the number of people experiencing extremebenefit from including high-quality cannabis extract(s) into their regime are sky-rocketing – causing a large number to question why the recreational use of marijuana is still under prohibition.

Whatever way you look at it, the benefits of using cannabis far extend those derived from ‘legal’ substances, such as alcohol. And now, three years after marijuana was made legal in Colorado, the state is continuing to report massive economic improvement and reduced crime rate.

For starters, just in recreational sales of marijuana in 2014, Colorado sold over $34 million in the month of August. $3.4 million of that (10%) went straight to the government and towards building schools. At the time, a number of sources expected Colorado to rake in at LEAST $30 million from their recreational marijuana market – just from taxes alone. Continue reading Legal Pot in Colorado: Crime Plummets, Sales Soar!

Historic Anti-racist demo for Closure of Immigration Prison

racist prisons ( español abajo)   Not all Europe is rife with racism and neo -fascism. Over 2000 journeyed to an industrial suburb to demand the closure of the Immigration Detention Centre in Barcelona as pressure mounts for the Catalan Parliament to demand closure . As wars provoked to fuel Capitalism spread around the world , and millions of destitute refugees are barred from Fortress Europe or die trying to enter, the solidarity cry goes up–NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL..Close Down Europe’s 280 shameful  Immigration Prisons! (CIE’s).    dancers at the March against Immigrant Prisonsdancers at the March against Immigrant Prisons

Historic mobilization to demand the closure of the CIE Barcelona     By David Bou

2,000 people journeyed out to the gates of the center in the Zona Franca industrial suburb in a demo that demanded that the Catalan Parliament come out in favour of the closure of this prison for migrants. A massive and unprecedenteded response from the public last Saturday at Barcelona CIE Immigration Prison. Continue reading Historic Anti-racist demo for Closure of Immigration Prison