Debbie Vincent Sentenced to 6 Years In Prison

debbie_2860235bToday Debbie Vincent, an animal rights activist from the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) campaign was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiracy to blackmail after a five week long trial at Winchester Crown Court. She was also given an Anti Social Behaviour Order which means she can be arrested if she protests against or contacts Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS) or its business partners for a further five years after her release from prison.

The sentence should serve as a wake up call to anti-capitalists of the need to offer solidarity to those who have been singled out for repression because of their involvement in effective resistance to corporate power. Continue reading

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Spain: Update on the situation of anarchists comrades Mónica and Francisco

From: Actforfreedomfrancisco-and-monica

Today, Saturday April 12, after passing through several prisons (Madrid, Burgo, Cantabria) throughout the week, our compañero arrived in Asturias, where they abruptly decided to transfer him.

Several weeks ago, we communicated through various media that Fransisco was in a pretty bad situation due to isolation. Although the situation has changed, surely due to pressure from outside, he remains in a punishment wing, separated from the rest of the “political” prisoners, although in a relatively better situation and they have allowed him, after many months, telephone calls with friends, since the prison’s warden had only allowed calls with family members. Continue reading

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Mexico, 5E: Update on the beginning of the trial

banda5eFrom: Actforfreedom

April 3 and 4 were the dates indicated as the start of the trial for Amelie, Fallon and Carlos, arrested on Jan. 5. For the first hearing, on April 3, the police officers who made the arrest were summoned to testify so to start the presentation of evidence. However, at 11am, the appointed time, no cops showed up, suspending the hearing. On April 4 only one of the summoned expert witnesses was present. New dates for the hearings were set for April 28 and 29.

During the night of April 3 Carlos was moved to the general prison population area. The compañerxs could be seen through the cracks in the railing.The no-show of testifying cops and experts is a strategy of delaying the judicial proceedings which have already been used before in trials against other compañerxs. It is a way to try to erode solidarity. Therefore, we call to continue solidarity with all compañerxs kidnapped by the Mexican government in its prisons. Continue reading

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23-4: Gevangenenschrijfavond voor Ebba

—English below—ebba

Op woensdag 23 april aanstaande is het weer tijd voor de gevangenenschrijfavond van Anarchist Black Cross Nijmegen en deze keer schrijven we naar Ebba Olausson uit Zweden. Ebba is een 22 jarige dierenrechtenactiviste die is veroordeeld tot 2 jaar en 6 maanden cel voor deelname aan acties die gericht waren tegen bontfokkers. Dus kom solidair een kaartje of brief schrijven! Continue reading

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Solidarity to Ebba Olausson, imprisoned animal activist (Sweden)

arpsFrom: 325

Ebba Olausson is a 22 year old girl, who has been sentenced to 2 years and 6 months prison for animal rights actions directed against fur farming. Ebba was together with other activists in Sweden accused and sentenced for a series of actions for the liberation of animals. She must get all our support now. Please write her name up and her address and write that people should support her in the news, updates, etc. This is the struggle for animal liberation and these prisoners need our total solidarity! Continue reading

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Gribus #2 Callout for contributions

GribuscoversmallIt has been a while ago since we could present our new anti-prison magazine to you. What started with a discussion about how to get more news about prisoner support and anti-prison related topics into the world, soon transformed into a new magazine called ´Gribus´.

With this zine we try to show the importance of prisoner support and why it should be an integral part of the anarchist struggle. In Gribus #1 we highlighted some individual cases of prisoners along with some writings on prison abolition and alternatives to the prison system and the criminal ´justice´ system.

Hopefully this magazine has informed or inspired you to start thinking about the abolition of prisons, writing to a prisoner, or even burning down a prison. For the next Gribus we are looking for contributions from you. Unlike the last one, this edition is going to be in English. So if you have a nice article, some artwork, announcements, etc, to put into the next magazine, please contact us. Continue reading

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June 11, 2014 – International day of solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid, and all long-term anarchist prisoners

From: June11.orgjune11

June 11th is quickly approaching. As a revitalization of the day of support for eco-prisoners, the International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason, Eric McDavid and Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners has seen a huge outpouring of support and love for both Marie and Eric from all corners of the globe over the past 3 years. Continue reading

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