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Support Ana Belén, now jailed 15 years for Leaking US terrorist plans for Cuba

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Comite Amigos Puerto Rico: Solidarity with Ana Belén Montes, political prisoner in the USA

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from redlatinasinfronteras with thanks

Greetings.
In the present goes the postal and electronic address Ana Belén Montes, from Puerto Rico, who for 17 years from the National Security Agency of the United States of America leaked information to the Cuban government of the terrorist acts that were planned against the Cuban people.

Cuba Mourns Anniversary of Terrorist Bombing of Cubana Flight 455
Cuba Mourns Anniversary of US state Terrorist Bombing of Cubana Flight 455
Ana, in an act of great courage, told the sentencing judge that she did not regret what she had done because she did it consciously because she understood it to be an injustice that the government of the United States of America wanted to impose on Cuba its system of government and economy.

Continue reading Support Ana Belén, now jailed 15 years for Leaking US terrorist plans for Cuba

Death Threats to -Kinetik Justice- Prison strike organiser. Support needed

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On October 21, 2016 Robert Earl Council (aka Kinetik Justice Amun) went on a Hunger Strike based on threats against his life from the Alabama.oct-2016-prison

Department of Corrections (ADOC) administration and staff. He was transferred to a supermax facility, and water was shut off in his cell in an effort to force him out of his hunger strike. His transfers
happened after the media exposed the ADOC during a nationwide prison strike to demand changes to prison conditions and unpaid labor.

As of November 8, 2016, Kinetik Justice is in danger for his life, and
organisers are calling for action.img_5170

Kinetik has been inside for over 22 years and is a co-founder of the
Free Alabama Movement which has organized successful work stoppages to demand basic human rights and has provided education and legal support to hundreds of incarcerated people.10599613_1518395251745511_5416659300835430917_n

CALL WITH DEMANDS TODAY: Call the Alabama Department of Corrections and
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s office demanding 1) that Kinetik
Justice be transferred from Limestone Correctional Facility; and 2) that
Pastor Kenneth Glasgow of The Ordinary People’s Society be allowed to
visit him and assess his condition immediately.

Alabama Department of Corrections
Montgomery, Alabama
(334) 353-3883 [1]
webmaster@doc.alabama.gov

Governor Robert Bentley
600 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-7100 [2]

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE:

https://freealabamamovement.wordpress.com/

http://theordinarypeoplesociety.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZuuFZDq9Yk

http://youtu.be/7L_h2nVceJcImage result for Prison strike organiser Kinetik Justice

Many more Prison Strike Solidarity Actions

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The September 9th national prison strike has forged a new potentially decisive link between the black liberation struggle in the streets and the war against the American plantation system inside the penitentiaries.

Prisoners have now launched themselves to the forefront of the struggle, setting a new bar for those of us outside.

The growing rejection of the American plantation system and the call for abolition is gaining strength.

As the prison strike is about to enter its second month, the censorship of the prison rebellion and suppression of its participants has reached a critical juncture. At least three deaths have occurred and organizers are facing extreme repression. Kinetik Justice, a key organizer in Holman Prison, has gone on a hunger strike after being shipped to a new, even more barbaric unit.

At this moment, outside support becomes vital for bridging the muting division of the prison wall.prison-strike

Prison organizer Keith Malik Washington incisively noted the following about the punishments doled out for participation in the prison strike: “There are elements and individuals within the Texas criminal justice system that don’t want to acknowledge the humanity of prisoners.


Kinetik Justice of @FreeAlaMovement, a leader, goes on hunger strike as advocate decries human torture http://s.al.com/GXkfrzH 

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Incarcerated Alabama prison strike leader goes on hunger strike as advocate decries ‘human torture’

Alabama prisoner Robert Earl Council – known by many as Kinetic Justice – has launched a hunger strike less than two months after he gained a level of fame as a public face of the national movement…


Many of us in NYC Anarchist Action see this period as a vital situation in a chain of activities necessary for revolutionary momentum in the United States.

The slave plantation mentality is deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of the oppressor and the oppressed.” Continue reading Many more Prison Strike Solidarity Actions

Call for renewed Worldwide Actions in Solidarity with Prison Strike, Oct 15-22

o1522-sqIt hardly seems necessary to summarize what has gone down inside U.S. prisons since September 9th. Hunger strikes, work stoppages, and riots have spread throughout the country on a scale that we likely aren’t even fully aware of yet.

Some uprisings appeared took us by surprise, such as in several Florida prisons, while others presumably grew from recent organizing endeavors on the inside, such as at Kinross in Michigan or Holman in Alabama. By rough estimates, over 20,000 prisoners were involved in some way. That’s huge.Sept 9 Prison Strike 2016

On the outside, solidarity burned so brightly all over the world. Banner drops, graffiti slogans, noise demonstrations and more showed that we had the backs of all who would partake in the strike. It is worth noting however that the vast majority of this took place the first weekend of the strike. Continue reading Call for renewed Worldwide Actions in Solidarity with Prison Strike, Oct 15-22

Luis on Hunger Strike after 33 yr sentence for Ayotzinapa Solidarity

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Freedom for Luis Fernando Sotelo now on INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE”

Mexico Jails student Luis for 33 yrs for Ayotzinapa solidarity Demo

The State jailed our compañero Luis for 33 years for ‘damaging property’ at the Third Global Day for Ayotzinapa Protest, two years ago. Accused of burning a bus Luis has been victimised and demonised in yet another atrocity by the ”terrorist” State.

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LETTER OF LUIS FERNANDO SOTELO, POLITICAL PRISONER: “I’M ASSUMING AN INDEFINITE HUNGER STRIKE”

via  It’s Going Down  Translated from KomanilelFirstly. I salute the compañerxs of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the compañerxs of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). I greatly appreciate your demonstrations aimed at this giant hug we call solidarity. For you, I have respect. Thank you for your word.

Secondly. I invite you to reorganize the forces, as a means to continue the visibilization of the rebellions and resistances against the system of domination and against the contemporary state of affairs.


Mexico: Anarchist Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Luis …https://itsgoingdown.org/mexico-anarchist-prisoners-


Secondly (second point). I publically declare that since September 28 of this year, I have assumed an indefinite hunger strike. The motives for this are to recover myself and my sense of life. Continue reading Luis on Hunger Strike after 33 yr sentence for Ayotzinapa Solidarity

Anarchist Jennifer Gann beaten for Aiding another Trans Woman Prisoner

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Anarchist prisoner Jennifer Gann was attacked by warders at Kern Valley State Prison on September 13th for coming to the aid of another trans woman who was being harassed by guards. The following is an excerpt from a letter that just came in from Jennifer.

Please take some time to write Jennifer a letter, send her some zines, or put a couple dollars on her books. She does not have access to her property, and is being held in the Administrative Segregation Unit, (‘the hole’..solitary confinement), so anything helps.

anarchist prisoner 2You can write to Jennifer at:

J. Gann #E-23852
Kern Valley State Prison
PO Box 5107
Delano, CA 93216

More info on Jennifer at her website.

The Letter

….”I’m currently sitting in a cold, gray, cement cell with nothing but a sink, toilet, bunk, and basic necessities.

I was on D-facility, Tuesday afternoon (9/13), going out to the yard from my housing unit when I heard a CO behind me begin yelling at and harassing one of my sistas. So I stopped to see what the problem was, when several COs immediately turned toward me and began yelling “turn around and get down!”jenniferganndone11x17

As soon as I turned my back to comply, I was assaulted from behind, my face slammed forward into a metal locker, splitting my head wide open, blood gushing, as 4 or 5 guards began punching and kicking me as I lay face down unable to move. They had me pinned down, knees in my back and on my head. They kept yelling “stop resisting!”

Once the handcuffs were on, they picked me up and escorted me across the yard in front of a couple dozen inmates as I yelled out “Fuck the police!” They slammed me to the ground a couple more times and put all their weight on me so I couldn’t breathe! Visions of Eric Garner past thru my mind”. Continue reading Anarchist Jennifer Gann beaten for Aiding another Trans Woman Prisoner

Mexico Jails student Luis for 33 yrs for Ayotzinapa solidarity Demo

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As the anniversary of the ‘disappearance’ of teachers  approached, the State jailed our compañero Luis for 33 years for ‘damaging property’ at the Third Global Day for Ayotzinapa Protest, two years ago.

Accused of burning a bus Luis has been victimised and demonised in yet another atrocity by the ”terrorist” State. This is not exaggeration, the State really has condoned mass murders and disappearances and everyday torture of prisoners and opponents, as verified by UN and Human Rights reports.

In fact the original Ayotzinapa ‘disappearance’ of progressive socialist teachers was just the culmination of a State-condoned terrorist campaign against them.luis-fernando-banner-free-march

Everyone has always known who is  responsible, the ‘deep state’, the oligarchy of white rulers and landowners, allied with the drug mafia, with their money in Miami, and  backed as always by the USA, are continuing their immoral nazi tactics. Continue reading Mexico Jails student Luis for 33 yrs for Ayotzinapa solidarity Demo