For folks who are unaware Eric is an anarchist and anti-fascist prisoner who was sentenced to 10 years for an attempted arson, an action in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising in Kansas city. Throwing two Molotov cocktails into a state representatives office at night time. He has since remained outspoken against the prison system. Exposing abuses and standing tall in the face of constant attacks and oppression.
In august of last year Eric was dragged into a broom closet and attacked by Lt Wilcox at FCI Florence. Attacked because he is an anarchist and anti-fascist. It was timed to line up with the surgery for his wifes cancer. He was subsequently tortured and abused and never checked out medically despite being kicked in the head for 5 plus minutes. And tied to a 4 point restraint for 8 hours, having to urinate himself resulting in nerve damage to his wrists. Read the rest of this entry »
Alexandr ‘Tundra’ Kolchenko, an Ukrainian anarchist and anti-fascist activist imprisoned by the Russian administration of Crimea in 2014 on so-called “terrorism” charges, was released on September 7, 2019, in a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine.
Anti fascist from Minsk is facing up to nine years jail in Belarus.
Andrei has been a long-term active antifascist on and off the terraces. It is because of these activities that he was arrested and indicted.
Solidarity and mutual help are our tools not only against fascist but also against state repression, so we decided to financially support Andrei as lawyer and compensation costs are very high.
How to help?
You can support Andrei by banks transfer or through PayPal at the accounts below:
IBAN: GB32 REVO 0099 7083 9659 98
We are approaching the 7th International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners. For 6 years we’ve been calling you to show your solidarity with our comrades all around the world. Trials in Italy, France, Germany, Russia are bringing more and more anarchists into the mouth of the prison system.
It is our duty, of those who stay outside of the prisons, to help our comrades serve their sentences knowing that they are not left alone in their struggle. You might not know those people. You might not speak their language and most probably will never meet them. But through your actions you show that they are welcomed in this world. Welcomed more than the prison guards and judges. More than presidents and kings. So let your solidarity pour through the walls of prisons and fight till everybody is free!
We are eager to hear your stories of actions and events. So send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. At the end of the week we will make a summary of those events.
International Week of Solidarity With Anarchist Prisoners 2019 // 23 – 30 August
Check out the newest Black Cross Bulletin – published by the Los Angeles chapter of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation. To download click here
Anarchist comrade Cedar Hopperton has been released after spending nearly a month in jail for allegedly violating their parole conditions after giving a speech arguing that police should not be part of the queer community and applauding those at Pride who stood up to the police and fascists.
Despite the fact that they weren’t at Pride, Cedar spent weeks in jail in a clear case of retaliation by the Hamilton police against Cedar for expressing their anarchist convictions. Cedar went on hunger strike after their arrest, and the queer and anarchist communities of Hamilton mobilized in their support.
The Tower, an anarchist social space in Hamilton, posted on Facebook Tuesday that Cedar was free, along with a photo of Cedar holding a “Free Cedar” poster.
“The rumours are true, and this time it’s a good thing — Cedar is free!” The Tower said. “A statement with more details is forthcoming.”
Asaf Rashid, Cedar’s lawyer in the parole board challenge, confirmed that Cedar was released in relation to some credited time around their incarceration. Cedar was initially due to be released at the end of July.
The parole board dismissed the false claim by Hamilton police that Cedar was at Pride.
Cedar’s release is a victory for the anarchist movement in Hamilton and beyond and a defeat for the oppressive Hamilton police force.