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Bloomington, Indiana: Noise demonstration

On the night of July 4th, a small group of individuals had a noise demonstration at the local jail. We shouted to those held captive, lit off fireworks and smoke bombs, and scattered hundreds of leaflets.

There is no point in waiting until there are enough people, until the time is right: you will be waiting […]

USA: Fireworks in Minneapolis for trans prisoners

Received January 23rd 2016:

In response to the call for an international day of action in solidarity with trans prisoners, some antagonist queers and accomplices paid a visit to the juvenile detention center in Minneapolis, USA. Two banners were unfurled that read:

Not Gay As In Happy, Queer As In Fuck 12

Fire To The Prisons

Several fireworks were […]

Quebec, Canada: New Year’s Eve fireworks at Joliette women’s prison in Lanaudière

In the evening of December 31st, we went to the federal women’s prison in Joliette (the only prison for women with sentences exceeding 2 years, in so-called Québec), in Lanaudière region. We held two banners with the inscriptions: ‘The love for freedom makes us enemies of authority’ and ‘Freedom is our absolute weapon’. We shot […]

Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Reportback from New Year’s Eve Noise Demo

Received January 3rd along with the image:

“Combative memory defines us as individuals taking a stand in our negation of the existent, forces us to push the memory of our fallen comrades beyond reflecting on how they were snatched from us, bringing them into our everyday lives in many forms and individual initiatives without giving in […]

Czech Republic – Operation Fenix: Anarchists charged with ‘preparation of terrorist acts’

On April 28th 2015, the anti-extremist police unit commanded Operation Fenix across the Czech Republic, in an attempt to frighten the anarchist and antiauthoritarian scene, and collect information in a fishing expedition. The police have arrested or interrogated over thirty people so far, with the intention of investigating activities which they later labeled […]

Basel, Switzerland: Demonstration against Frontex and attack on prosecutor’s office/pretrial prison

On May 22nd, about 200-250 people took to the streets in Basel in a demonstration against Frontex and the European migration-regime on the occasion of the international action days against the 10 year anniversary of Frontex.

The demonstration went in front of the deportation prison “Bässlergut”, where a big unit of anti-riot cops prevented people from […]

Germany: New Year’s Eve demo at the prison of Freiburg

In the evening of December 31st, 2014, in Freiburg, around 20 people demonstrated unannounced and without permit for the freedom of all prisoners and against the repressive society. From the meeting point at Tennenbacher square the demonstration moved to Freiburg’s prison. Despite the failing sound system, the demo was loudly and was accompanied with […]

Germany: New Year’s Eve at the prison of Münster

On December 31st, 2014 as in recent years, a demo took place at the prison building in Münster. From around 23:30, over 40 people demonstrated against one of the most brutal form of repression, imprisonment, by making use of banners, music and fireworks. During the demo many bangers and skyrockets were thrown or fired over […]

Rennes: New Year’s solidarity against all types of incarceration

As a small gesture of solidarity with those languishing behind bars, and like each new year, people gathered to express a bit of their revolt against all confinement.

We went in front of the women’s prison in Rennes, that of men in Vezin and the detention centre for the undocumented in Saint-Jacques. To exchange some shouts […]

Le Havre: Fire(s) at the prison

Beautiful fireworks At the penitentiary of Le Havre Nocturnal and solidarian Notwithstanding the spotlights of the watchtowers On this first day of the year

Inside, the prisoners Not considering it to shut their mouth Taunted authority. Finally, we went away, somehow Hoping they will be able to escape!

Source: Indymedia Nantes

Translators’ note: In the original French acrostic, […]

Paris, January 1st: Solidarity with all the incarcerated!

Stone by stone, wall by wall, we’ll destroy all the prisons!

In the night of December 31st 2014 to January 1st 2015, a few groups of people went to express their solidarity with the prisoners and other detainees by shouting slogans against confinement, speaking with the prisoners at the windows and throwing fireworks, around the […]

Ittre, Belgium: Fireworks against the jails

Yesterday evening [December 31st, 2014], while everyone celebrated the “new year”, others didn’t forget that, this year, the misery of the jail continues, and that some are still there to rot and die.

Fireworks and firecrackers were therefore thrown in front of the prison of Ittre [a town located 30 km south of Brussels] in solidarity […]

Turin: New Year’s Eve greetings

Late afternoon on December 31st, 2014, a group of people in solidarity with undocumented migrants greeted with fireworks those incarcerated at the CIE (Centre for identification and deportation) located in Corso Brunelleschi in Turin. On the stroke of midnight, also at the prison of Le Vallette the prisoners attended a pyrotechnic spectacle and heard shouts […]

Dortmund, Germany: Anti-prison demo on New Year’s Eve

Fire to the prisons – Freedom for all

Long live anarchy

At the early evening of New Year’s Eve, around 20 people gathered in front of the prison in Dortmund for an unauthorized demo. The attention of the prisoners was called by fireworks and slogans like “Freedom for all prisoners”. A […]

Greece: Anarchist Antonis Stamboulos transferred to Larissa prisons

Solidarity banner in the city of Veria, northern Greece: “War on cops, judges, journalists, bosses – Solidarity with anarchist revolutionaries – Strength to anarchist Antonis Stamboulos, who was arrested on October 1st in Athens”

On October 7th, nearly 25 comrades gathered for about an hour outside the prison of Larissa as a small […]

Cyprus: Refugees staged a rooftop protest at the Mennogeia detention centre

After consecutive incidents of suicide and self-harm of detainees in Cyprus prisons, five inmates of Iranian origin and another from Afghanistan, locked up in the Mennogeia detention centre in Larnaca, staged a protest on the roof of the prison building on the morning of August 25th, 2014 to demand the end of their detention. In […]

UK: Leaflets given out in London on the 28th of June, in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Click image to read a leaflet handed out at a noise demo outside Holloway prison and at a meeting in solidarity with anti-eviction fighters raided and arrested in Turin, Italy on the 3rd of June (constantly updated list of comrades in prison or house arrest here).

It’s time to act with all means in solidarity with […]

Patras: Surprise noise demo outside the prison of Aghios Stefanos

On Sunday morning, June 29th, some 50 comrades went to Aghios Stefanos prison in Patras, where 550 prisoners are on hunger strike. Local authorities were caught off guard and reacted in panic. Through loudspeakers, the administration ordered the prison staff to lock inmates who had entered the yard back in their cells.

Upon arrival, comrades set […]

Athens: Reportback from anti-prison demo

“No tolerance to Type C prisons and every other form of captivity (A)” “Long live Anarchy” (slogans painted on June 28th at Syntagma Square)

According to rough estimates, nearly 4,000 individuals participated in the anarchist-antiauthoritarian demonstration on the 28th of June in downtown Athens.

People in struggle and in solidarity are obviously not figures […]

Corfu Island, Greece: Solidarity intervention at the local prison

Solidarity cannot be caged in prison cells.

Last night, June 26th, around 20 individuals carried out a solidarity intervention outside Corfu prison, which was met with a big and touching response from inside the walls, with prisoners responding immediately to shouts and slogans. The last update refers to 120 hunger strikers in the hellhole of Corfu.

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Greece: Anti-prison protest outside Prime Minister’s house in Athens – Upcoming demos

On the evening of June 24th – 2nd day of mass hunger strike of over 3,900 prisoners across Greece — nearly 60 anarchists made an anti-prison intervention outside the house of Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece, in the northern suburb of Kifissia, Athens.

Comrades threw anti-repression leaflets in the streets and shouted slogans such as:

Listen […]

Freiburg, Germany: Reportback from New Year’s Eve demo from both sides of the prison walls

For a society without prisons

In the early evening of December 31st, 2013, around 50 people gathered in front of the local prison in Freiburg to express their solidarity with the political prisoner Thomas Meyer-Falk and the social captives. Initially, a rally was held close to the preventative detention section of […]

Greece: New Year’s Eve at Larissa prison, where hunger striker Spyros Stratoulis is incarcerated

Solidarity with all political prisoners, solidarity with Spyros Stratoulis… until the destruction of the last prison!

Volos, Greece: New Year’s Eve at the local juvenile prison

Comrades gathered in front of the local juvenile prison in the city of Volos and spent New Year’s Eve close to the prisoners. Demonstrators shouted slogans amid fireworks; “The passion for freedom is stronger than all prisons”; “Fire and blast at this brothel”, and more.

Solidarity is our weapon!

Athens, Greece: New Year’s Eve solidarity demo at Koridallos prisons, where many anarchists are held captive

31.12.2013 – 1.1.2014

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At this year’s demo, solidarity was powerfully expressed both from the inside and the outside of Koridallos prisons. Nearly a thousand people in solidarity turned up to the gathering before midnight, and started to chant loud slogans. Several comrades set off fireworks while prisoners were making noise and throwing flaming objects […]