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The Hague, The Netherlands: Banner and posters on international solidarity day with anarchist prisoners

received 6/11/18

Today, June 11, is the international solidarity day with anarchist prisoners. That’s why, last week, we put posters up in The Hague, the Netherlands and hung a banner today with the text: ‘Freedom for all anarchist prisoners’.

The solidarity day with anarchist prisoners arose to draw attention to comrades held in the dungeons of the state, to show that they are not forgotten and to make fight against the prison society.

Solidarity with Lisa, who is serving a prison sentence of seven and a half years on suspicion of a bank robbery in Germany. Solidarity with Peike, who is serving a prison sentence of two years and seven months because of resisting against the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Freedom for all anarchist prisoners!

Against a world of banks, the state, prisons and the world that needs them!

For anarchy!

In German

Germany: Update about Lisa, anarchist imprisoned in Cologne

Review of sentence regected.

In December the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has rejected the review of the sentence of our imprisoned comrade in Cologne. That is why the sentence of 7 and a half years of prison became final. The decision of our comrade is to be extradited to Spain, as soon as possible, to be close to her environment. At this moment she is still imprisoned in the same prison in Cologne and can received letters.

Lisa, nº 2893/16/7
Justizvollzuganstanlt (JVA) Köln
Rochusstrasse 350
50827 Köln (Germany)

On the other hand, in the same month, the Aachen prosecutor’s office has withdrawn the appeal against the acquittal of our comrade in Holland, after almost a year. We are very happy for her! (more information at solidariteit.noblogs.org

“Solidarity is our best weapon!”

in German, Spanish

Athens: Banner in solidarity with Lisa, imprisoned in Cologne, Germany

Received 21/12/2017:

Banner dropped in Polytechnic University in solidarity with Lisa, accused of bank robbery in Germany.

Today, 21st of December, taking part on the International call for solidarity with the comrade Lisa accused of bank robbery in Aachen, Germany, we decided to hang a banner in the Polytechnic University, in Exarcheia, Athens.

The last 7th of June, she was sentenced to 7 years and 6 months in prison by the judge and the prosecutor of Aachen. Now she’s waiting for the appeal maid by her lawyers. If the court accept it, it means that she would eventually have a second trial.

The fact that our comrade is in prison makes us even more angry, but we know that all this revenge by the state is making us stronger everyday reaffirming our ideas.

We will keep on fighting, to remember all our comrades in prison. We have clear in mind who are our enemies. This is our decision, to fight against the states, police, judges, prosecutors and all those who are part of the system that is making people life miserable. We won’t stop, this is about our life, this is about our struggle!

Here is a small sign of solidarity with the comrade, but it’s also a claim to keep going with the struggle inside prison as in the streets. We’ll never let any comrade alone in the hands of the state.

Until all are free, strength, fire, love and fight!
We want her free, we want her in the streets!

For anarchy!

To write to Lisa:
Lisa, nº 2893/16/7
Justizvollzuganstanlt (JVA) Köln
Rochusstrasse 350
50827 Köln (Germany)

21st of December: Day of Solidarity with imprisoned comrade in Cologne

received 12/9/17

DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH IMPRISONED COMRADE IN COLOGNE

21st of December we call to let the imagination flow and
to express solidarity in its multiple forms. Once again we will show
that our imprisoned comrades are not alone but present and on the
streets with us.

They want to raise even higher walls, not only of concrete and iron, but
also of loneliness and isolation. And these walls we want to break down,
with love, affection, rage and solidarity for our comrade Lisa.

You can sand pictures and audivisuals to  solidaritatrebel@riseup.net

Having received a sentence does not imply that the imprisoned person is “only” at the mercy of the prison system. The policial and judicial machine of the State continues to investigate, observe, analyse, and decide over the fate of the imprisoned. Especially when the prisoner has not fallen to her knees asking for mercy in front of the court, has not humiliated herself by some kind of gesture seen by the enemy as “reconciliation”, the ways in which the justice system can demonstrate that they are not through with her yet are numerous. The refusal to cooperate with the police is considered proof of guilt and can be used to maintain the investigation open for an indefinite period of time. The silence and dignity in the face of the executioners and their accusations is considered concealment of the crime, and can generate new investigations.

Furthermore, being socialised as a woman and not reproducing the assigned roles, in this case for example having a rebellious attitude or a non-submissive position towards the institution, generates multiple sentences which go beyond a conviction at a juridical level, since there is also the intervention of moral and social condemnations, inherent to the patriarchal framework, which ist framing prisoner to the circumstances of the imprisonment.

To continue expressing your political convictions and ideas from within the walls and not denying who you are is considered a lack of repentance and an argument for why a prison sentence does not suffice.

And when the legal arsenal is exhausted in a “reasonable” sentence, that is, sufficiently heavy to accommodate the accusation, but the ethic of the imprisoned person stays intact, the justice system does not hesitate to attack the relations with the outside world, the family ties, sentimental bonds and friendships. Besides the concrete, the iron bars, the artificial lights and security cameras which not only cut off life but also suffocate it, they add mountains of paper which need to be traversed in order to obtain simple human contact with the people close to you. Requests, permissions, authorisations, postponements, which put
the will to not feel defeated to the test.

On the 7th of June Lisa, our anarchist comrade, was sentenced by the court of Aachen (Germany) to seven and a half years in prison for robbing a bank. At this moment we are awaiting the outcome of an appeal written by the lawyers which, if accepted, will involve a revision of the sentence and imply that the case will be brought to court again.

Therefore our comrade is still held in preventive arrest in the prison of Cologne. Due to an illness which lasted various months, her mother died in the beginning of November. During this time, the prosecutor as well as the judge, alleging “flight risk”, have denied her the possibility to visit her mother in hospital and also the permission to be present at her funeral.

The enemy does not only use juridical argumentation, but employs many more insidious mechanisms. Like in so many other cases, when the thirst for revenge of the justice system is not satisfied with a simple – however large it may be – prison sentence, the enemy continues to be hawk-eyed, searching for every supposed weakness of the prisoner in order to submit her. It is clear that this is a purely vengeful means, an answer to the comrade’s firm and non-collaborationist attitude. An additional punishment, invented to aggravate the already tough sentence of confinement; yet another attempt to make her bow down, this time aiming at her private life and personal circumstances. A logic, nothing new, of judicial blackmail with the aim of undermining her coherence and political convictions.

With hate for the enemy.
We do not forget. We do not forgive.

Some anarchist comrades

The Hague, The Netherlands: Burn all prisons – Solidarity graffiti with anarchist prisoners Lisa and Peike

Last weekend, we have put up an solidarity graffiti of eighty meters long opposite the police headquarters and training center of The Hague, the Netherlands with the text: Burn all prisons.

The graffiti is in solidarity with Lisa and Peike who are both in German prisons. Lisa is imprisoned for seven and a half years because of a conviction on suspicion of bank robbery. Peike has been sentenced for two years and seven months because of protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg.

We want them free! Freedom for Lisa and Peike and all anarchist prisoners! Burn all prisons!

Anarchist Damage Squad

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