Spain: Pandora’s Box


spain_demoMeetings attended by thousands of people have been held in several cities of Spain in the wake of arrests of anarchists by police on the morning of December 16. In the course of a special operation code-named “Pandora”, the police tracked down activists whom they intended to accuse of organizing terrorist acts. As a result, 14 people were arrested; three were later released.

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Bolivia: International Day of Solidarity for the May 29 Case


Absolution for the May 29 defendants! No highway through TIPNIS! Freedom for all prisoners!

On May 29, 2012, 13 people were arrested by police in La Paz, Bolivia. All of them were connected to anarchist participation in the defense of TIPNIS, an indigenous territory and national park. The 13 were accused of a series of arsons, bombings, and sabotage claimed by the Informal Anarchist Federation-International Revolutionary Front (FAI-FRI). The actions, occurring from September 2011 to May 2012, targeted government buildings, banks, car companies, fast food restaurants, supermarkets, and animal industries. Some of the attacks were claimed in solidarity with the struggle to defend TIPNIS, others in solidarity with comrades facing repression in Chile, others in support of animal liberation.

Faced with lengthy prison sentences for the charges of Terrorism and Attempted Murder, five people decided to snitch on others to save their skin. The snitches were rewarded with release or house arrest. Other detainees were released due to lack of connection with the case. Only one detainee refused to give a statement to the police. Two anarchists remain in prison, awaiting trial. According to Bolivian law, they may wait as long as three years.

The leftwing government of Evo Morales is intent on continuing the same capitalist development projects of its predecessor, often on a greater scale. In this case, they are building a bioceanic highway through the rainforest, destroying indigenous territory in the process. In the fall of 2011, the government repressed the 8th Indigenous March in defense of TIPNIS with beatings and arrests. Now they are trying to portray the fiery sabotage of the anarchists as “terrorism.”

This is one of the first usage of antiterrorist laws by the Bolivian state, and as elsewhere, it is being used as a tool for political repression. The only evidence the government has are the words of snitches, anarchist literature, and the fact that those arrested participated in protests in solidarity with TIPNIS. The government prosecution has also been based in xenophobia, using connections with “foreigners” as proof of wrongdoing.

On May 29, one year will have passed since the arrests. We are calling for a day of international solidarity to show the Bolivian government, and all governments, that we do not forget. Our actions must show our determination to win the immediate release of the two comrades still in prison, absolution for all those facing charges, and an end to the highway. We will continue struggling as long as anyone is behind bars.

Absolution for the May 29 defendants! No highway through TIPNIS! Freedom for all prisoners!

Строительство магистрали в Типнисе

Строительство магистрали в Типнисе

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Daniel McGowan released from prison!


Earth Liberation Front political prisoner and Rockaway native Daniel McGowan was released from the Communication Management Unit (CMU) in Terre Haute, Indiana this morning. He was driven by federal authorities to Indianapolis International Airport, where he met up with his wife.

Though the two have been able to visit during Daniel’s imprisonment, today marked the first time in years that they could hug, hold hands, or make any physical contact (save for a few month stint when Daniel was in general population in Marion, Illinois– between the CMU there and the one in Terre Haute). The two flew back to New York City together, where they were met by a small group of close friends at the airport. (more…)

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Activist Asylum Seeker Commits Suicide Amid Fears of Deportation Back to Russia


An activist with the Other Russia opposition movement has committed suicide in the Netherlands — apparently after he was designated for deportation to Russia.

Alexander Dolmatov killed himself last night in a Rotterdam refugee center, his friend Denis Solopov told The Moscow Times Thursday. He added that he had not been able to get in contact with Dolmatov for some days and that it was unclear why he should have been deported. (more…)

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(Русский) Против анархистов развернута “охота на ведьм”


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(Русский) Правозащитники опубликовали доклад о пытках в российских СИЗО, психбольницах, армии и полиции


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23.09 Belarusian Political Prisoners Solidarity Demo, London


Sunday. September 23rd.

1pm — 5pm.

Embassy of Belarus

6 Kensington Court. London. W8 5DL.

Nearest Tube: High Street Kensington.

Release All Political Prisoners.

The Belarusian embassy will be open on Sunday September 23rd for voting in the parliamentary elections.

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Switzerland: Comrade Silvia Guerini released from prison!


According to Informa-azione, in the morning of July 4th, 2012, Silvia was released in Chiasso, at the border with Italy. Together with relatives, she headed back home. According to Silvia Billy Costa Liberi, she stepped out of prison without restrictions, after a reduction to 1/3 of her sentence was accepted.

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On April 15th, 2010, Costantino “Costa” Ragusa, Silvia Guerini and Luca “Billy” Bernasconi were stopped by a police blockade and arrested near Zurich. According to initial Press reports, while the car (rented in Italy) was being searched, the Swiss cops declared to have found explosives, a detonator and a statement in reference to the IBM laboratories, which do research on nanotechnology. Costa, Silvia (both from Italy) and Billy (from Switzerland) are fellow anarchists who have been active in fighting for radical ecology, animal liberation, against health hazards such as nuclear technology, and supporting and standing in solidarity with revolutionary prisoners. They have never concealed their hostility against those who are everyday exploiting, poisoning and terrorizing by means of Power—which are in the hands of a few people—like the new technologies (nanotechnology, biotechnology, cybernetics, etc.). Since their arrest, Silvia, Billy and Costa were remanded in custody in Swiss prisons, maintaining a combative stance in the cells of democracy, conducting hunger strikes, and so forth. In July 2011, during their trial week in Bellinzona, Switzerland, the comrades were held in solitary confinement in Lugano prisons with additional restrictions, until they received prison sentences. Billy was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months, Costa to 3 years and 8 months, and Silvia to 3 years and 4 months, charged with preparatory acts of arson and illegal transport and concealment of explosive materials. You may contact the solidarity group at silviabillycostaliberi[at]riseup[dot]net.

Solidarity with Costa, Billy and Marco! Freedom for all prisoners of war!

For the total destruction of prisons!

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(Русский) Призыв к международным дням акций солидарности с осужденными в бунтах в Генуе в 2001 году


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(Русский) Антти Раутиайнену отказали в российской визе


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