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México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free

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  • Posted on: 12 June 2018
  • By: thecollective

From El Libertario

by Cruz Negra Anarquista México – translated by thecollective

¡¡¡¡¡Fernando Barcenas Libre!!!!! – Adherentes Bcn

After spending the last 4 and a half years kidnapped in the North Prison of México City (DF), on the night of June 11th Fernando Bárcenas, returned to the streets! A group of around twenty libertarian anarchist friends travelled to the outside of the North male preventive prison (ReNo) [in DF] in order to wait for the departure of Fernando Bárcenas after four years and six months of prison.

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He was arrested at the age of 18, while studying at the College of Humanities and Sciences and working in a furniture factory. He was arrested on December 13th, 2013 and accused of burning a Christmas tree belonging to Coca Cola during a protest against fare increases on the metro in DF. During his imprisonment, Fernando participated in various hunger strikes. Continue reading México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free

Basque Country: 8 youths Jailed up to 13 yrs for Bar Brawl with off duty Spanish Paramilitaries

Condemnation of 2 to 13 years in prison for young people from Altsasu for injuries, public disorder and threats.

partly from a report by  @AhotsaInfo

Oihan Arnanaz and Iñaki Abad have been sentenced to 13 years, Jokin Unamuno and Adur Ramírez de Alda got 12 years, Jon Ander Cob, Julen Goikoetxea and Aratz Urrizola received 9 years, and Ainara Urkijo two years in prison.

ALTSASU  Marc Malagelada‏ @mmalagelada 17h17 hours ago   Once again, GuardiaCivil faked the facts … This is Spanish shameful justice. Free rapists, free fascists, but jailed rappers, and jailed innocents.

The families of the Altsasu victims held a press conference to denounce the Spanish injustice and call for mobilisations.

The Spanish National Court has condemned the 8 youngsters of Altsasu arrested after a bar brawl with two police and their partners, though they finally had to drop the ridiculous  “terrorism” accusation. The Court is seen to be a tool of the far right and condemned by Amnesty International after a series of blatantly repressive false judgements. Continue reading Basque Country: 8 youths Jailed up to 13 yrs for Bar Brawl with off duty Spanish Paramilitaries

review: Murder, Incorporated: Empire, Genocide and Manifest Destiny.. by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Murder, Incorporated: Empire, Genocide and Manifest Destiny. 
Book One: Dreaming of Empire.

by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria. Foreword by Chris Hedges.    Prison Radio, 345 pp., $20.     Reviewed by Todd Steven Burrough

…..  PROUDLY, ABU-JAMAL and Vittoria—unafraid to balance profanity (as seen soon, they literally call America’s bullshit historical analysis bullshit), American mass-media popular culture, and historic racial irony—give the middle finger to America’s view of itself. Continue reading review: Murder, Incorporated: Empire, Genocide and Manifest Destiny.. by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Support actions for Spanish prisoners on Hunger Strike

Two activists hang from the Sarajevo bridge in Barcelona in support of prisoners on hunger strike. They demand the elimination of  isolation and release  of mentally ill and chronically ill

by Vicent Almela Guille Larios at La Directa                                                    Forty people have cut the main Avenida Meridiana in Barcelona and two have  hung themselves from the Sarajevo bridge. The Mossos Plice have detained one of the supporters and have identified the rest
A total of 18 prisoners and prisoners are of hunger strike since May 1st

A group of solidarity with the prisoners and victims on hunger strike  cut off the Meridiana exit to Barcelona, ​​in the direction of the C-17, and has unfolded a banner. 

The Police arrested a person for “attack against agents of the authority”, according to the press service, and has been transferred to the police station of Les Corts. Likewise, they have restored the circulation and finally the firefighters have arrived at the place of the action to  get down the hanging demonstrators with a crane. The police identified the forty by Sergi Rugrand

The action of this morning adds to the list of acts and days in solidarity with the hunger strike that since Tuesday by different groups of support for prisoners and prisoners which are taking place in different cities of Spain, such as Lleida , Santander, Palencia, Madrid, Gasteiz, Granada, Valladolid, Valencia and Barcelona, ​​and also during the first May demos in Paris and Toulouse, in the French State. Continue reading Support actions for Spanish prisoners on Hunger Strike

Spain: Prisoners Resisting Cruelty Start Hunger Strike on May 1st

COMUNIQUES> NEWS> Female and Male Prisoners> SPAIN:


The distancing of prisons from cities and inhabited areas, the mental walls, the lack of conscience, the belief in a line between “the good guys” and the “bad guys” … we do not know what the reasons are, nor which of them has more strength so that we have reached this point, in which the people who are locked in the Penitentiary System, matter so little and generate this terrible lack of empathy outside.

We want to take out, for a moment, the voice of these people who are fighting. They themselves have written a proposal of collective struggle where they show “the situation in which we are systematically subjected to abuse of power, aggression, continued physical and mental torture, and inhuman and degrading conditions of existence in many aspects: medical-sanitary abandonment, labour exploitation, legal defenselessness, cultural discrimination, non-existent freedom of expression, etc. “

Faced with this situation; from within, from the incarcerated people, a proposal of Collective Hunger Strike has emerged to throw a ray of light on the normalized violence in prison, to reach “out”. Continue reading Spain: Prisoners Resisting Cruelty Start Hunger Strike on May 1st

Invitation for a revolutionary May 1st: Paris + Russian Anarchist Solidarity

May Day in Paris: Invitation for a revolutionary May 1st

After the invitation of “Les Paves” to come to Paris on the first of May, we now publish another call to come to Paris.

Here is the full call:

Macron’s power has decided to break the social protests by force, revealing the brutal face of repression under the mask of a smiling modernity.

Military attack against the ZAD, destruction of places of life, expulsions, beating students with batons, isolation of railway workers, disinformation: these maneuvers intended to prove the authority of the state are rather the symptoms of an anxious government, panicked by the growth of a  more and more powerful and multiform movement.

The strike at the SNCF is massively followed, disrupting rail traffic, the blockades and occupations of universities multiply as rarely for more than a decade, networks are growing, alliances are formed, several other sectors join the struggle, the NDDL’s comrades withstand each day with more determination while support committees are active across the country, in short, people everywhere are reappropriating TO BEAT THE RIGHT. Continue reading Invitation for a revolutionary May 1st: Paris + Russian Anarchist Solidarity

Roberto wrote ‘Feed Royals to the Sharks’ on Facebook before his Arrest

13 Spanish policemen broke into Roberto’s home at 7.30 am, took his laptop and cellphone and dragged him away. The Canary Island activist  had written ”Bourbons to the Sharks” and ”I Shit on the Royals, the King and his Repressive Forces” on his Facebook page.
The case comes after a long series of ‘gagging arrests’ especially of singers, rap artists, twitter critics,  especially Catalan independentists, and even two puppeteers.
The Tenerife activist, Roberto Mesa, not only faces the imputation of a crime of insult to the Crown but also a crime of hatred to Spanish institutions and the security bodies of the State. As Cadena SER has learned, the National Police Body (CNP) had been investigating Mesa since 2007 due to its ‘contestatory’ activity on social networks.
Things looked black for Roberto, but then all the Canarian movements came to his rescue, picketing the police and then  the court.
Almost a hundred  Canarian, Spanish and South American social and political organizations – including Podemos, Izquierda Unida and Sí Se Puede –  signed a support manifesto for Roberto Mesa, which was read on Friday at a rally held at the gates of the Palace of Justice in La Laguna. Continue reading Roberto wrote ‘Feed Royals to the Sharks’ on Facebook before his Arrest