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New Year’s Eve: solidarity action at deportation centre by Rotterdam/The Hague airport

received 01/02/18

On new year’s eve around 20 people held a solidarity action at the Rotterdam/The Hague airport deportation centre.

While almost the entire country was celebrating the new year, hundreds of people are awaiting deportation just because they don’t have the correct piece of paper. The prison next to the runway of Rotterdam/The Hague […]

Toulouse, France: Solidarity fireworks for the New Year

On the night of December 31st to January 1st, fireworks erupted in front of the Cornebarrieu administrative detention centre and in front of the Seysse detention centre, in solidarity with the prisoners.

(Self-deprecation on:) During an incandescent night, pyrotechnic devices took off, to open a breach in the existent and briefly brighten the sad sky of […]

Belgium: Solidarity gathering in front of Namur prison, December 31st

In the evening of the 31st, a group of people demonstrated their solidarity towards all those incarcerated outside the prison in Namur [the capital of Wallonia]. Phrases such as “guard executioner” or “fire to the prisons” were inscribed on the walls of the jail. Fireworks as well as smoke bombs were fired, which didn’t fail […]

Paris: New Year’s solidarity with those locked up

Vincennes Detention Centre burning during rebellion of 2008

On the evening of New Year’s, fireworks and shouts of freedom were hurled over the walls of Vincennes detention centre, Fresnes prison and Fleury-Mérogis women’s prison.

On the inside, prisoners responded with enthusiasm in a joyful racket.

The next day, a small gathering and fireworks in front of […]

Marseille, France: New Years in front of Baumettes Prison

Firecrackers, fireworks and solidarity for the prisoners

For the evening of New Years, at midnight we were around thirty people in front of Baumettes Prison, to throw firecrackers, fireworks and shout our solidarity towards the people incarcerated.

We distinctly heard the women in the women’s prison, as well as the men based in the exterior buildings.

Freedom for all! […]

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 […]

Leipzig: Customs vehicles set ablaze – for Black December

In the night of New Year’s Eve, we torched some parked vehicles of the Federal Customs Administration (Zoll) in solidarity with all the comrades who are afflicted by repression and cannot be with us, and at enmity with the States, from which this repression emanates.

We chose customs as it is an executive authority of […]

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 […]

Besançon, France: Fireworks in solidarity with prisoners for the new year transition

In the evening of Thursday 31st December, a little after 10pm, a group of people went to Besançon’s prison known as La Butte [“The Mound”; in the Butte neighbourhood] to express solidarity with the prisoners.

Whilst elsewhere hypocritical wishes for the new year were exchanged, fireworks and firecrackers broke a little of the ambient monotony early […]

Athens: New Year’s Eve at Koridallos prisons

The poster reads:

The prison door opens, and now he knows what to do; keep the memory alive, leave no space for oblivion, never forget the comrades left behind, pick up the thread of insurgency from where it was interrupted, pour the poison of insubordination into the reproduction networks of the capitalist society. For lasting anarchist […]

New Year’s Eve: Global day of solidarity actions by relatives and friends of political prisoners

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR A GLOBAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY ACTIONS BY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF POLITICAL PRISONERS

We who experience the condition of our children, our spouses, our brothers and sisters, our friends being captive.

We who have heard exterminating sentences to decades of imprisonment handed down by terror-courts of the State of exploiters.

We who have stood firmly […]

London: New Year’s Eve noise demo

31st December 2015, NYE Prisoner solidarity demonstration beginning at 8pm Pentonville, then moves onto 9.30pm Holloway

START ADDRESS: HMP Pentonville, Caledonian Rd, London N7 8TT

BRING NOISE MAKERS

This is also in support of the call for a Black December

London ABC

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 […]

Florence: ATMs, luxury shops and company cars attacked

VANDALS AT THE NEW YEAR, VANDALS ALL YEAR

On New Year’s Eve night, in Florence, numerous ATMs were jammed, the windows of luxury shops in the city centre were smeared and smashed, and the tires of several 500 Red car-sharing vehicles with the Frecciarossa logo were slashed.

In solidarity and complicity with the stone bench of Sant’Ambrogio!

[…]

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 short speech […]

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 the […]

Helsinki, Finland: New Year’s Eve solidarity demo at Metsälä migrant prison

On New Year’s Eve, a group of 40 visited the Metsälä detention unit in Helsinki. We wanted to let the migrants, imprisoned because of their descent, know that we have not forgotten them in the midst of New Year’s celebration.

We sent greetings from behind a fence with shouts of encouragement, drumming, rockets and a banner […]

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!

Berlin: Diplomatic vehicles belonging to the Turkish embassy set ablaze

On New Year’s Eve we set fire to two vehicles of the Turkish embassy in Berlin as minimal display of our solidarity. We thus support the fights in Istanbul and other Turkish and Kurdish cities against the fascist cops. The passion for freedom, which was expressed in the Taksim Square resistance, in Gezi Park and […]