Justice for the Craigavon Two: An Analysis of Injustice

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8pm: Panel Discussion

Dr Kevin Hearty, author of ‘Justice for the Craigavon Two: An Analysis of Injustice‘ will discuss some of his key findings and concerns about the case of Lurgan men Brendan McConville and John Paul Wootton who were sentenced in a Diplock Court to life imprisonment for the killing of PSNI Constable Stephen Carroll in 2009.

Speakers include: Joanne Donnelly, JFTC2, Dr Kevin Hearty, Academic and researcher in Transitional Justice and Darragh Mackin, Phoenix Law, Belfast.

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Chair: Former Internee, Francie McGuigan

Venue: Corn-Beef Tin, Central Drive, Creggan, Derry, BT48 9QG

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Bloody Sunday Statement on Anniversary of Internment

38252508_1752233008224486_8146637539772465152_oOn this day In 1971, Stormont, under the 1922 Special Powers Act, authorised the internment of large of numbers of people, pulled from their homes, in the small hours of the morning by armed police and military.

The mass civil resistance to internment, which included a six-county wide Rent and Rates strike, marches, demonstrations, sit-ins and take-overs of public spaces culminated in 30,000 people from across the North gathering in the Creggan, Derry on the morning of January 29th 1972 to Derry Guildhall for an anti-interment rally. This was Bloody Sunday.

47 years later, internment without trial remains with us; the legal authority to deprive people of their liberty at will, without explanation or evidence, remains on the statute books and life North of Ireland continues to be defined within the parameters of National Security first and Human Rights far behind. The State continues to act with impunity while avoiding any responsibility or accountability for the murder of those attending the Anti-Internment rally in January 1972.
From Long Kesh to Maghaberry, Guantanamo to Gaza, from Direct Provision to Trump’s internment of children seeking protection from war, the cry for justice remains valid and unsilenced.
Bloody Sunday March Committee will continue to hear and amplify that universal cry for liberty and justice. We will never accept that some violations of justice, liberty and human rights ought not to be our business.On this day we recommit or solidarity with all victims of injustice. We demand an end to internment, to the abuse of law, to the use of torture, to direct Provision and incarceration of refugees and asylum seekers. One World, One Humanity. One Struggle.
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Victory On The 44th Day Of Hunger Strike!

Osman Evcan gained the victory from the determined struggle which he put
his life against the state inside the thick walls of prison which he is
enclosed. Osman , got everything he demanded through this hard period
without surrendering to the state.

Evcan has been taken from the one-person cell, where he has been kept
for two years, to another room and has been allowed to use his right to
do sports and engage in conversation. Evcan will also be provided with a
vegan menu.

He fainted yesterday and was taken to the medical room. After Evcan
rejected treatment at the medical room, his requests were accepted by
the prison administration.

Osman Evcan ended his indefinite hunger strike which took 44 days
against intimidation, torture and extermination politics against
prisoners and again he proved us that how he is right about his call to
raise struggle. He continued his resistance resolutely by choosing to
die with honor is the only reason why he’s demands are excepted.
He is grateful to everyone who have held demonstrations, spoken up, and
support for Osman Evcan’s cause. Osman Evcan is now trying to get over
the adverse effects of the hunger strike process, and his present health
condition is fine. We will share the message from Osman Evcan soon.

With anarchist solidarity

ABC İstanbul

Show solidarity with Osman, and the struggle inside, write to him at:

Osman Evcan

Kocaeli 1 Nolu F Tipi Cezaevi
A-7-21
Kandıra Kocaeli

Turkey

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https://abcistanbul.org/2018/05/08/victory-on-the-44-day-of-hunger-strike/

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US Nationwide Prison Strike

On April 15, 2018, seven prisoners lost their lives and twenty-two others were injured in a gladiator-style fight at the Lee Correctional Facility in South Carolina after correctional officers fled the scene, locking the fighting prisoners inside a dormitory. These pigs refused to provide security and medical care to the wounded and bleeding prisoners.

In the aftermath of this tragedy, prisoners in South Carolina has made the call for a National Prison Strike to begin on August 21st till September 9th, 2018. Since the initial call, prisoners in other states have joined in the call for a National Prison Strike and for solidarity from free-world folks. Any time there is a crack in power we must take the opportunity to widen that crack. Prisons are institutions of the state and couldn’t exist without the silent consent of society.

Most people are in some kind of mind neurosis of extreme memory loss to forget that it’s our/their brother, son, uncle, husband, father, sister, mother, etc. who fill these cages; subjected to some of the most brutal treatment by those who hold us captive.

Show and express your solidarity via demos, rallies at or near prisons and DOC offices, and other direct action.

SHUT ‘EM DOWN!
DESTRUCTION IS THE GOAL!

 

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Till all are free – International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners [23-30 August 2018]

4-725x1024.jpgWe are coming back with global week of solidarity with anarchist prisoners. Since last year, a lot has changed in our countries, but the general tendency is going in the worse direction with more repressions applied against anarchists not only in Europe but worldwide. With this in mind, we are calling for sixth annual week of solidarity!

Last year lots of people sent us their reports from different parts of the world and we hope that this year the tradition will grow even bigger. We need to support our comrades! Use this week to spread the information about anarchists behind bars. Don’t have prisoners in your country? No worry, support prisoners from other countries in your region or use those days to raise awareness of repression mechanisms and how anarchist communities can fight against them!

Build up security culture, support your local anarchist prisoners and fight back.

Do not hesitate to continue sending your reports to tillallarefree@riseup.net!

Nobody is free till all are free!

More infos, texts, stickers, posters etc: https://solidarity.international/

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México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free!

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México: Anarchist prisoner Fernando Bárcenas is free #FuegoaLasCarceles #LaSexta #Zapatista #anarquista #FernandoBarcenas #AbrahamCortés, #LuisFernandoSotelo, #MiguelPeralta … https://wp.me/pIJl9-bxc

by Cruz Negra Anarquista México – translated by thecollective

After spending the last 4 and a half years kidnapped in the North Prison of México City (DF), on the night of June 11th Fernando Bárcenas, returned to the streets! A group of around twenty libertarian anarchist friends travelled to the outside of the North male preventive prison (ReNo) [in DF] in order to wait for the departure of Fernando Bárcenas after four years and six months of prison.

He was arrested at the age of 18, while studying at the College of Humanities and Sciences and working in a furniture factory. He was arrested on December 13th, 2013 and accused of burning a Christmas tree belonging to Coca Cola during a protest against fare increases on the metro in DF. During his imprisonment, Fernando participated in various hunger strikes …..

continues… https://wp.me/pIJl9-bxc

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Call for Solidarity with our Russian Comrades!

Dublin demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at 7pm

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Tuesday, June 12 (Russia Day) We are asking for a day of action to highlight the torture and detention of Russian Antifascist Anarchists who are being detained with forced confessions for charges of terrorism.

The Actions: Please take photos of yourselves with messages of support and solidarity for the Anarchist prisoners. You can include signs with the names of those detained and tortured (names are below).

Workers Solidarity Movement Ireland will be holding a demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at 7pm with such posters and signs.

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We hope you can join us in this day of action and solidarity.

Egor Zorin — Arrested October 17-18. He was the first arrestee, and the first to make a confession. Currently under house arrest.

Ilya Shakursky — Arrested October 19. Law enforcement planted two grenades and a pistol under the back seat of Shakursky’s car. Tortured with electricity in the basement of the pre-trial detention center until he confessed. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Vasily Kuksov — Arrested October 19. Beaten by police and tortured in custody. Guns were planted in his car (the lock of which is broken). He still has not agreed to offer or validate any testimony to the police. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Andrey Chernov — Arrested at the beginning of November. Was tortured until admitting guilt. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Arman Sagynbayev — Arrested at the beginning of November in St. Petersburg. Sagynbayev is reportedly experiencing serious health problems and needs medical attention. Brutally tortured. Currently in pre-trial detention.

In the city of St. Petersburg
Viktor Filinkov — Kidnapped in an airport by the FSB on January 23 and tortured until he signed a confession. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Igor Shishkin — Kidnapped and tortured until he signed a confession. In pre-trial detention.

Ilya Kapustin — A witness. Tortured and questioned. He is free.

Starting in the autumn of last year FSB have been arresting antifascists and anarchists organising boycotts of the presidential elections and upcoming World Cup to be held in Russia. They invented an anarchist terrorist group call ‘the Network’ and used the all the creativity of the state to make this fiction appear true. The FSB have planted evidence, kidnapped people and systematically used beatings and torture with electric shocks to produce confessions. Our comrades are being held in unbearable conditions in over-crowded detention centres to break them mentally as well as physically. This cannot continue in silence. The world’s attention will be on Russia with the FIFA World Cup beginning 14 June.
Let’s raise our banners and not let our comrades be forgotten.

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