Tag Archives: Anti-Prison

[Portugal]”No one who doesn’t want your total liberation can be considered your ally”

NO ONE DOES NOT WANT YOUR TOTAL LIBERATION CAN BE CONSIDERED YOUR ALLY

If we do not extend the critique of fascism to democracy, capitalism, prisons, homelands, patriarchy, property, speciesism and any regime that involves being governed: we are condemning ourselves to a unique historical entanglement that only will eventually stop give way to an uninhabitable planet. The social democrats who are electoralists they are too comfortable – condemning the atrocities of the right and hiding their own – simply want to be on the streets and in government at the same time.

Authoritarian regimes gain ground quickly and efficiently because the goals they pursue are mediocre: there is no complexity in subjecting others through guns, taxes, lies, and propaganda – 90% of political projects are compromised with this (all necessary infrastructure is already built and functioning).

In reality, no one who treats you as a doctrinal mass, no one who understands the struggle as a victimizing hobby and alien to your creative and offensive ability, no one who does not want your total liberation can be considered ally.

Anarchists

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[Spanish prisons] First of October: Prisioners Hunger Strike

received 01.10.2018

FIRST OF OCTOBER: PRISIONERS HUNGER STRIKE

Some prisioners from diferent spanish jails are going to start a new hunger strike. In the last hunger strike the 1th of May,  they didn’t get attention from  media or  society so they are going to make theirselves in danger again to get the rights that  they legally have. Their objective is having a less hard diary life and prove that jail is not the solution: It’s just a place to shut in people that are not agree with the system or these who are not productive for it.

These are the demands of the prisioners:

1-Stop  tortures
2-Abolish FIES,  punishment “special regime” and  isolating departments
3-Stop dispersion
4-Separate medical services from Penitential Institution to avoid deals between doctors and warders
5-Application of the articles 104.4 and 196 RP to all chronic sick prisioners
6-Let people with mental sickness be out of jails, specially of closed  and isolating regimes
7-Provide support groups and  psychologist and not just methadone and medical drugs. The psychologist have to be independent from the Penitential Institution to not promote passivity and State’s dependance
8.-Acknowledgement of killed people in spanish jails from the beginning of the democracy until today and admit the warder’s responsability
9-Open classrooms, workshops, gyms, and formative and cultural activities for prisioners that supposed to be “unrecoverable”
10-Stop using  “módulos de respeto” to blackmail prisioners
11-Stop body searches to prisioner’s families and visits,stop using X-rays and let prisioners communicate without limits or bureaucratic requirements.
12-Stop criminalize  solidarity between prisioners and prisioners’ support groups. We all are together and if you attack them, you are attacking all of us!

More information in www.tokata.info

DON’LET PRISIONERS ALONE !!!

Buenos Aires, Argentina: “Art and Sabotage” An event to support the prisioners – 25/08

Art and Sabotage – 1st edition – An event in support of the prisioners

Special Edition – for our brother Santiago Maldonado, comrade Lechuga present!

25/08 – Saturday – from 2 pm

“Kaasa La Gomera” – Barracas,
Intersection of Quinquela Martin and Hornos
Buenos Aires

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Santiago, Chile: 1st public communiqué from the “Anti-Prison Solidarity Network with Juan and Marcelo”

The “A.S.N” was presented during the “Solidarity Rap” activity (14.07.2018)

received 08.08.2018

What is a prison?

Prison is a material structure through which it is intended to inhibit the acts of any person who transgresses the conduct imposed by the State. Thus, punishment and the imposition of socially accepted discipline are the regime in which the captives have to live, by this seeking to annul their actions, ideas and beliefs. These acts may constitute crimes and like the ones that challenge order, be of revolutionary politics. It is with these that we again take a stand – either by supporting or having solidarity with those companions who presently are encarcerated for having carried out subversive actions for a political idea of liberation. The commitment of these companions makes us want to support them in real ways, concretely because we share goals.

We, autonomous comrades and anarchists, have been carrying out libertarian initiatives and projects for some time – from different places and contexts – seeking to generate a break with the order, the norms and eveything that tries to impose the Capital and the State. It is under this light that several people have converged to collectively create the “Anti-Prison Solidarity Network with Juan and Marcelo”.

Who are Juan and Marcelo?

Juan Aliste Vega and Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda are subversive, autonomous and libertarian prisoners who are in the high security prison of Santiago, Chile, since July 2010 (Juan) and December 2009 (Marcelo).

Since very young these comrades have engaged in revolutionary struggles – during military dictatorship and after it – developing offensive actions against Capital and State. Attacks that were both to material structures and subjects that were part of the state apparatus. The times required positioning and determination, so they reasoned, trying to achieve this by joining Mapu-Lautaro, one of several political-military groups that existed in that period.

Their challange to the established order led to their arrest in 1991 and 1992, respectively. Prison was a circumstance – neither wanted nor sought by the life they chose – as one of them said in an old interview; during more than a decade they had to face confinement, the repression of the jailer and the own logic of that dreary institution.

Free again and, in the following years, a new situation causes impact on public opinion, police, state policy and the State. October 18th, 2007. A bank robbery, in the heart of the capital Santiago, against Security Bank. The assailants take the money, flee in different directions, two of them run into two police drivers, there is an exhange of shots and one is shot down, the policeman Luís Moyano. Defending capital cost him a great price: the death.

Those were the facts and the hunt would be unleashed: Juan, Marcelo, Carlos Gutiérrez Quiduleo* and Freddy Fuentevilla Saa** are exposed on television and flagged as the assailants and murderers of the policeman. They decide to become into clandestinity, one of them breaking an intra-penitentiary benefit, with which he had agreed to in 2003***.

On March 15th, 2008, Marcelo and Freddy are detained in San Martin de los Andes, Argentinian territory. Accused of illegal possession of weapons of war, they were later convicted to 3 years and 6 months. When they reached half of the sentence, on December 16th, 2009, they were expelled to Chile and taken to the high security prison. Juan is arrested on July 10th, 2010, at the Retiro bus terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is immediately expelled to Chile and is also taken to the high security prison.

In Santiago de Chile – after 4 years of preventive detention – the trial took place in July 2014, condemning them respectively to 42 years (Juan), 14 years (Marcelo), 15 years (Freddy) in jail in what was known as “Security Case” and/or “Moyano Case”.

Meanwhile more than a decade has gone by since those events in the heart of Santigo – just like what they had to face later, like the harrassment of their families and close ones. Clandestinity, beatings, arrests, defamations, exposure to public opinion, prison, transfers to various units, condemnations. A process accompanied by the solidarity of anonymous comrades, groups, collectives, political organizations, through material and symbolical support – various activities were carried out, press notes, forums, lectures, musical shows, gatherings, street agitation by propaganda, posters, publications, online dissemination and, in an illegal fashion, a wide multiformity of subversive actions in Chile and several other places in the world.

What will we develop, as “Solidarity Network”?

Support and solidarity (in its multiple forms) is what we want to develop and project – in a practical, public and systematic way – the essential for us will be to stir up and inform about the situation of the mentioned comrades, through posters, propaganda and activities, concrete gestures that aim to “build a bridge” from the prison, between them and the ones “outside the walls”.

This type of open instances – occupying streets, diverse spaces, electronic media, associating with other groups and individuals, etc – are important because they provide knowledge about the situation of the comrades, their political ideas and practices, who exist and resist in spite of many adversities. Another important factor is to allow more people to inquire and take an interest in these anti-prison perspectives – a struggle amongst many against Capital and State. We intend to agitate and inform to create and join, to potentiate theory and practice, because when there is in conscience a radical idea clearly something must be done.

FACING THE MASSIVE INDIFFERENCE: ACTIVE ANTI-PRISON RESISTANCE!

FREEDOM FOR JUAN, MARCELO AND ALL THE PRISONERS OF SOCIAL WAR!

WHILE THERE IS MISERY… THERE WILL BE REBELLION!

Anti-Prison Solidarity Network with Juan and Marcelo
rsanticarcelaria@riseup.net
July 2018
Santiago de Chile

Notes:
* Carlos Gutiérrez Quiduleo, Libertarian Weychafe (“fighter” in Mapuche language). The subversive history of the comrade goes back to the 80s, when he was part of the urban guerilla of the Youth Movement Lautaro (MJL). He was detained in January 1995, accused of illicit terrorist association, being released on bail in October 1998. He was then arrested in 2003, accused of robbing a Santander bank in Nuñoa, Santiago. He was released on bail in 2005 and sentenced to prison in 2006 for 5 years and 1 day. Later he is accused of participation in the assault on the Security Bank in Santiago. He was arrested in November 28th 2013 in Angol, in the region of La Araucanía, by the PDI team, after 6 years in clandestinity, being swiftly transfered to the maximum security section of the high security prison in Santiago. Got out of prison in September 10th, 2015.

** Freddy Fuentevilla Saa (autonomous subversive). The subversive history of the comrade goes back to the 90s, when he was part of the urban guerilla of the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR). After being flagged as a participant in the Security Bank robbery in Santiago, he went underground, being arrested in argentinian territory, then expelled to Chile and convicted (facts reported in the text). Got out of prison in June 18th 2018.

*** Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda (subversive libertarian). He is the comrade who broke the intra-penitentiary benefit, to which he had accessed in December 28th 2003. His sentence goes until February 26th, 2056.

We can make abrief summary of the sentences: illegal terrorist association, 10 years and 1 day for its participation in the urban guerrilla Mapu-Lautaro. Damage to fiscal vehicles with serious injury to carbinieri, 3 years and 541 days, due to armed attacks on police vehicles in communes of Cerro Navia and Conchalí. Co-author of a qualified terrorist murder, 15 years and 1 day, for the armed confrontation with the escort of Intendente Luis Pareto, where 3 detectives died in the commune of Las Condes. Theft with intimidation (Law 18.314), 10 years and 1 day, for the expropriation of a state bank and a truck of chickens, which were distributed in a town in commune of Renca. Finally, an attack with explosives against the home of the spanish ambassador, 8 years and 1 day, during the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the massacre of the ancestral people in this territory. All these actions were carried out in Santiago de Chile.

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[Czech Republic] New Text by persecuted anarchist comrade of Anti-Fenix, Lukáš Borl

received on 29.01.18

How long will last the exploitation of prisoners by the police and courts?

If there’s somebody forced to work for somebody else under the threat of violence, it’s something that we usually call enslavement or exploitation. However, if Czech police and courts use this practice, they call it differently: preparation of the convicted for their jobs and helping the state. There’s no point in arguing about appropriate words, where it’s obvious that the state institutions are committing organized crime on the prisoners. The point is to make these crimes stop.

To make clear what crimes I’m talking about, I’ll first give the word to the officials of Všehrdy prison. On the prison website they write:

With the end of the year approaching, we would like to inform our fellow citizens about the fact, that the prisoners from Všehrdy prison have participated in recovery of the property of different state and municipal institutions in our region during the whole year completely free of charge, in the form of the so-called extramural working activities. …(…)… They, for example, painted the administrative building of shooting range for the Police of Czech Republic, fixed the terrain around the shooting range, removed the invasive trees, repaired and built new target equipment and pruned trees around the driveway. They facilitated moving of the police school and moving and assembling the furniture for the Police of Teplice. And, like in the last year, they painted the area of the District court in Chomutov and moved the furniture.

They taught us in school that slavery was abolished. However, when we look at the conditions of imprisoned people, we can see that slavery only changed its face. The prisoners from Všehrdy may not be a trading commodity like the slaves in the past. But they are still subjected to violent enslavement. They are forced to work hard without any claims for wage and somebody else profits from their work. They are punished if they refuse to work in that conditions. And they are also held behind the walls in iron chains by their slavers. And their enslavement is also hypocritically advocated by talking about that they offended the morals of Christian civilization by their living, and so it’s right to treat them this way.

Everybody who is not blind must clearly see, that resistance against slave practices must not stop, until all prisons and institutions, which have their interest in preserving them, are abolished.
Lukáš Borl

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Wrexham, Wales: HMP Berwyn sabotaged during construction – Prison structurally unsound

It is important to announce one week before the opening of HMP Berwyn that two of the houseblocks in the prison are structurally unsound due to sabotage in 2015.

After our action in May 2015 where machinery was sabotaged, we knew that to regularly attempt to attack the prison would be impossible due to the prison walls being built around the site. After intensive research, it soon became apparent that we could have a dramatic effect with little effort.

In July 2015, a strong acidic powder was poured into the excavations of the groundfloor slabs of two of the prisons’s houseblocks. This has made two of these buildings structurally unsound – their foundations will eventually crumble and the buildings could collapse over time.

Given that the strength of these slabs has been greatly reduced, intrusive investigations and a full re-build of these houseblocks would be necessary before attempting to cage people in these buildings.

This action is dedicated to every human being that has died in the prison system at the hands of the State.

Anarchwaethus

in German