Message From Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin

August 18, 2016
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1 Ramadan 1437
7 June 2016

In the Name of Allah The Beneficent, The Compassionate

O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may learn self-restraint. (2:183Q)

Say: He is Allah, The One and Only. Allah, The Eternal, Absolute. He begetteth not, nor is He begotten and there is none like unto Him. (112 1-4Q)

The Community of the Messenger of Allah

Peace be upon you and the blessings of Ramadan.

The above Surah (Al-Ikhlas) is the root of our faith. And we bear witness that there is no God but Allah. He is One and alone, worthy of all praise and worship. And furthermore, we pray that Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His last prophet and messenger, Muhammad, son of Abdullah, and his family and those who follow him.

I seek Allah’s protection from Satan, the rejected. I ask Allah to guide my heart and to guide my tongue. I seek refuge in Allah from misleading and being misled, from betraying and being betrayed into ignorance by others.

May these few words that I offer be a warning to the heedless, a guide to the erring, an assurance to those in doubt, a solace to the suffering, a hope to the despair and glad tidings to the believers.

Blessed are those who struggle
Oppression is worse than the grave
It is better to die for a noble cause
Than to live and die a slave.

They are trying to get you to go against the Qur’an. There are no new answers to old problems. Tyranny and oppression is worse than slaughter, so fight them wherever you may find them. Common struggle (to get the money, etc) is not sufficient. We have to begin to be conscious in our struggle. Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change that which is within themselves.

Say: The truth has arrived and falsehood neither creates anything new nor restores anything. (34:49Q)

Truth smashes the brains out of falsehood. Truth comes and falsehood is vanquished, for falsehood by its nature is bound to perish.

We live in a land that has said that freedom is the pinnacle of its moral argument… that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness its banner of moral authority, that there is free speech, but I am still gagged and prevented from declaring my innocence. They speak to me of religious freedom, but I am not allowed to pray according to my faith.

They say they guarantee life, except Roe v Wade, liberty is guaranteed, but not for the ex-slave and Native American. Their pursuit of happiness is always at the expense of the poor. Can you see? Justice and law march to two different drummers, two totally different conversations. Now, the rights you thought you had will be taken away. Huey P. Long, a former governor of Louisiana was asked, ” Will fascism come to America?” He replied, “Yes, but it will be called patriotism.” ” Shepherds may change, but sheep will always remain the same.”

We, the Muslim, should not complain about our situation. It is the decree(Qadr) of Allah. If Allah is not displeased with us, then we should be pleased with what Allah has decreed for us. We ask Allah to protect us from the evil that they bring and give us the good. We seek refuge in the honor of Allah and His power, from the evil, which we find and watch out for.

Nothing can or will happen except by Allah’s leave. He is the Lord who delivered Abraham from the fire, save Lot from Sodom and Gomorrah, sustained Noah through the flood; released Joseph from prison, saved Moses from Pharaoh, caused David to slay Goliath, cleared Jesus of the blasphemy of the disbelievers, and gave light to His prophet, Muhammad, so that his was a manifest victory. It is to this Lord that I turn.

Empires rise and fall, worldly powers can and do defy right, and misused intelligence (intellect) may obscure Allah’s light. but Allah in His good time separates good from evil. I believe, both by certain faith and by intuition, that there is no power and no might except with Allah, The High, The Mighty.

I pray that Allah The Almighty will number me among those whom He has chosen and elected, whom He has led to the truth and guided, whom He has inspired to remember Him and not forget Him, whom He has preserved from the evil in themselves so that they do not prefer anything to Him, and whom He has made His own so that I serve only Him, and that He give the grace to lead the righteous.

Ramadan Kareem!

In Peace, Strong! In Battle, Strongest!

Write:
Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin
99974555
USP Tucson
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 24550
Tucson, AZ, 85734

Support the:
Imam Jamil Action Network
P,O, Box 78187
Greensboro, N.C. 27427-8187

action in narrm (melbourne ) against treatment of detainees at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in The Northern Territory

July 31, 2016

last week on abc four corners some shocking footage came out underlining the brutal torture of aboriginal teenagers, gassed by there oppressors then hosed down by force also a young aborigial teen put in a restraining chair with a spit hood placed over his head , this was like a seen from Guantanamo Bay but this was at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in the northern territory as this shocking news come to light we also must remember that genocide of aboriginal people has been happening since colonisation in so-called australia and also aboriginal deaths in custody has increased since TheRoyal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody such as cases like miss dhu who had broken ribs, bleeding on the lungs and was in excruciating pain. Locked up for days without proper medical attention over $1000 in unpaid fines – at just 22 years of age she died in her cell as a result of her injuries. She begged for help mr ward who was placed in a police van causing death from a third degree burns in side the van

Cameron Doomadgee who died in police cells at palm island and many other aboriginal deaths in custody the action in narrm (melbourne ) was called Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance – WAR it started at 1pm at the state library there was a fire ceremony and several strong speakers about a 500 or more supporters , we matched down swanston street to bourke street where we occupied the intersection for about 15 minutes , we continue the the corner of flinders and swanston street a cage was set up in the middle of the intersection this cage was the same size as the cells at dondale detention centre where 4 womin lock on to the cage inside with bicycle locks and chains people sat around the cage demands where made to close down dondale detention centre and sack the Territory government at 730pm the occupation / sit in was still going then between 2am and 4am police came in to remove protesters some with brute-force was used the police remove protesters around the cage to get access to the cage so they can remove the 4 womin this is another example of state violence

this article was written on stolen land

references http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2016/07/25/4504895.htm

https://www.facebook.com/WARcollective/?fref=nf

http://www.deathsincustody.org.au/

From NYC Jericho Movement

July 22, 2016

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ANCESTORS ROLL CALL!

What Did They Think?

What did they think?

Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Akai
Gurley, Trayvon Martin, Michael
Brown, life precious blood spelled
in the mud FREEDOM …

When will it come?

What did they think?

Eric Garner, Oscar Grant, Sean
Bell, Amadou Diallo whose life
breath echoed the dreams deferred
from Afrikan ancestors through
the middle passage, to Denmark
Vesey and Nat Turner, do you
hear it, are you listening?

Micah heard the torturous
mourning echoing over
the ages forcing us to
remember Shaka Zulu, Queen
Nzinga, the Mau Mau to Steve
Biko and Nelson Mandela.

What did they think?

Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Medgar
Evers, Huey P. Newton, Fred
Hampton, George Jackson, from
the African Blood Brotherhood,
to the Deacons for Defense,
the Black Panther Party and
the Black Liberation Army, a
history of noble resistance.

What did they think?

Mark Essex, Zayd Shakur, Frank
Fields, Twyman Meyers, Anthony
” Kimu” White did not forget
Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth
or Rosa Parks, reminiscent of the
fugitive slave laws, Black Codes
and Jim Crow, while Martin L.
King, Jr., revered by all except
J. Edgar Hoover and James Earl Ray.

What did they think?

Freddy Gray, Antwon Shumpert,
Alton Sterling, Philando Castile
Let’s not forget Chicago teenager,
McDonald, 17 hot bullets spun
him like a drunken ballerina,
with Blue arrogance and hubris,
all around the world the same
song. Yet, they call the oppressed
terrorists when they fight back.

What did they think?

Yes, suffering is universal, it knows
no color, race, ethnicity, class or
status. No, they are not immune
to pain and loss, it does not
discriminate, despite their belief
in white supremacy. The racial
divide can not hide the common
blood inside us all, flowing scarlet
red life, they dismiss by the white
heat of hate.

What did they think?

After 430 years of racial strife
and mass incarceration, the 13th
Amendment a violation of international
law, in America — slavery still exists!

What did they think?

Time will absolve the evil within.
But we know time absolves nothing
without sacrifice. So, they trot
out apologetic House Negroes,
talking heads lacking historical
facts, to track the racial divide
that leads to the loss of Black
lives.

Micah destroyed the myth of Tarzan,
Captain America, and Superman.

What did he think?

That Black Lives Mattered???

They have demeaned you and call
you demented, saying you’re
delusional and insane; but, didn’t
they say the same about Nat Turner
and Nelson Mandela? Aren’t we all
a product of our environment? So,
isn’t suffering a racist environment
demented and insane? They called
the Panthers terrorists when they
fed our children with one hand
and fought Cointelpro with the
other. When Black people fight
back they automatically become
crazy; when Black people stand up,
demand justice, they are called
extremist.

What did they think?

White supremacy in all of its subtle
and overt manifestations must prevail
to dispel Black Lives Matter. They
have to blow up this idea, Micah,
like the bomb on MOVE, and the
bomb on the L.A. office of the
BPP. But Chairman Fred said, you
can kill a revolutionary, but you
can’t kill the revolution. You can
imprison a freedom fighter but you
can’t imprison freedom.

What did they think?

We do not celebrate the loss of
life, we mourn as you mourn, we
lament as you lament. We salute
and honor the brave and courageous
whose ultimate sacrifice demands
recognition. It is our collective
shame, we meet at this crossroad, on
the divide of class and race. Yet,
the slow pace for healing is revealing,
our continuing to live a lie, that
Blue blood is more precious than
Black blood.

What did they think?

I urge you to read, to understand
my sensitivity to the matters at
hand, “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”, “When
Police Die
”, “A Mother’s Loss
expressing our collective anguish
of a seemingly unrelenting war.
We need not keep score, death
is death, and we should not rest
until hate and racism are cast into
the abyss, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!

Remember; We Are Our Own Liberators!

Jalil A. Muntaqim
Apartheid Attica
July 2016

From NYC Jericho Movement

http://www.freejalil.com/index.html

 

Settlement reached in Shoatz v. Wetzel

July 13, 2016

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July 11, 2016: Pittsburgh PA —A settlement has been reached in the case of Shoatz v. Wetzel, which challenged the 22-year solitary confinement of Abolitionist Law Center client and political prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. This brings an end to litigation begun in 2013. In February 2014, following an international campaign on behalf of Shoatz, he was released from solitary confinement.
 
In exchange for Shoatz ending the lawsuit the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed that it will not place Shoatz back in solitary confinement based on his prior disciplinary record or activities; Shoatz will have a single-cell status for life, meaning he will not have to experience the extreme hardship of being forced to share a cell following decades of enforced isolation; a full mental health evaluation will be provided; and the DOC has paid a monetary settlement. 
 
Russell Maroon Shoatz had the following to say about the settlement: “I have nothing but praise for all of those who supported me and my family for all of the years I was in Solitary Confinement, as well as helped to effect my release. Since joining the struggle for Human Rights in the mid 1960s, I have always chosen to fight! Frederick Douglass was right when he said ‘Power concedes nothing without a demand.’ So have no doubt that I see this Settlement as anything but the latest blow struck, and you rest assured that I will continue in the struggle for Human Rights. Straight Ahead!”
 
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Mendez, said: “This settlement is a major contribution to the quest to outlaw prolonged solitary confinement in the US and around the world. I congratulate Mr. Shoatz and his family for not giving up and his team of lawyers for a committed and highly professional approach to justice.”
 
Shoatz had been held in solitary confinement in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC) since 1983. For 19 months between 1989 and 1991 he was held in the general population of the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth. Upon return to the PADOC in 1991 he was immediately placed back in solitary confinement and held there until February 20, 2014, when he was released to the general population at State Correctional Institution Graterford, 10 months after he filed suit in Shoatz v. Wetzel.
 
The case challenged the more than 22 consecutive years that Shoatz spent in conditions of solitary confinement as cruel and unusual punishment due to the severe deprivations of basic human needs imposed on Shoatz, including mental health, environmental stimulation, social interaction, sleep, physical health, and exercise. Shoatz also challenged violations of his procedural and substantive due process rights.
 
As noted by Judge Eddy in her February 2016 decision ordering a trial in the case, plaintiff’s expert, psychiatrist Dr. James Gilligan, stated in his report in the case that Shoatz has spent “virtually his entire adult life in complete and coerced social isolation (and sensory deprivation) – which is among the most abnormal and pathogenic environments in which it is possible to place a human being.”
 
The decision also quoted United Nations Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez, who was another expert for the plaintiff:
 
The conditions of detention of Mr. Russell Shoatz, in particular his indefinite solitary confinement eventually lasting 29 years, constituted cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment under customary international law standards. . . . [E]ven if isolation of inmates is not per se contrary to those practices, indefinite or excessively prolonged regimes of solitary confinement like the one suffered by Mr. Shoatz certainly do. In addition to the excessive duration and indefinite nature, his isolation contradicts the trend of all civilized Nations in that it was imposed on the basis of status determinations unrelated to any conduct in his part, and through a meaningless procedure that did not afford him a serious chance to challenge the outcome.
 
Shoatz was released from solitary confinement after an international campaign led by his family and supporters. The campaign to release Shoatz included the support of five Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Jose Ramos-Horta of East Timor, Mairead Corrigan Maguire of Northern Ireland, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Jody Williams from the United States, and Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina. Several U.S. civil and human rights organizations also endorsed his release from isolation.
 
In March 2013, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment and Punishment, Juan Mendez, called on the government “to cease the prolonged isolation of Mr. Shoat[z].” (see Democracy Now! interview with Juan Mendez and Matt Meyer discussing Maroon at this link).
 
Shoatz was represented in this case by Bret Grote and Dustin McDaniel of the Abolitionist Law Center; Harold J. Engel; and Reed Smith attorneys Rick Etter and Stefanie L. Burt.

posted by info@freemumia.com

This is a Call to Action Against Slavery in America

July 6, 2016

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In one voice, rising from the cells of long term solitary confinement,
echoed in the dormitories and cell blocks from Virginia to Oregon, we
prisoners across the United States vow to finally end slavery in 2016.

On September 9th of 1971 prisoners took over and shut down Attica, New
York State’s most notorious prison. On September 9th of 2016, we will
begin an action to shut down prisons all across this country. We will
not only demand the end to prison slavery, we will end it ourselves by
ceasing to be slaves.

In the 1970s the US prison system was crumbling. In Walpole, San
Quentin, Soledad, Angola and many other prisons, people were standing
up, fighting and taking ownership of their lives and bodies back from
the plantation prisons. For the last six years we have remembered and
renewed that struggle. In the interim, the prisoner population has
ballooned and technologies of control and confinement have developed
into the most sophisticated and repressive in world history. The prisons
have become more dependent on slavery and torture to maintain their
stability.

Prisoners are forced to work for little or no pay. That is slavery. The
13th amendment to the US constitution maintains a legal exception for
continued slavery in US prisons. It states “neither slavery nor
involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the
party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United
States.” Overseers watch over our every move, and if we do not perform
our appointed tasks to their liking, we are punished. They may have
replaced the whip with pepper spray, but many of the other torments
remain: isolation, restraint positions, stripping off our clothes and
investigating our bodies as though we are animals.

Slavery is alive and well in the prison system, but by the end of this
year, it won’t be anymore. This is a call to end slavery in America.
This call goes directly to the slaves themselves. We are not making
demands or requests of our captors, we are calling ourselves to action.
To every prisoner in every state and federal institution across this
land, we call on you to stop being a slave, to let the crops rot in the
plantation fields, to go on strike and cease reproducing the
institutions of your confinement.

This is a call for a nation-wide prisoner work stoppage to end prison
slavery, starting on September 9th, 2016. They cannot run these
facilities without us.

Non-violent protests, work stoppages, hunger strikes and other refusals
to participate in prison routines and needs have increased in recent
years. The 2010 Georgia prison strike, the massive rolling California
hunger strikes, the Free Alabama Movement’s 2014 work stoppage, have
gathered the most attention, but they are far from the only
demonstrations of prisoner power. Large, sometimes effective hunger
strikes have broken out at Ohio State Penitentiary, at Menard
Correctional in Illinois, at Red Onion in Virginia as well as many other
prisons. The burgeoning resistance movement is diverse and
interconnected, including immigrant detention centers, women’s prisons
and juvenile facilities. Last fall, women prisoners at Yuba County Jail
in California joined a hunger strike initiated by women held in
immigrant detention centers in California, Colorado and Texas.

Prisoners all across the country regularly engage in myriad
demonstrations of power on the inside. They have most often done so with
convict solidarity, building coalitions across race lines and gang lines
to confront the common oppressor.

Forty-five years after Attica, the waves of change are returning to
America’s prisons. This September we hope to coordinate and generalize
these protests, to build them into a single tidal shift that the
American prison system cannot ignore or withstand. We hope to end prison
slavery by making it impossible, by refusing to be slaves any longer.

To achieve this goal, we need support from people on the outside. A
prison is an easy-lockdown environment, a place of control and
confinement where repression is built into every stone wall and chain
link, every gesture and routine. When we stand up to these authorities,
they come down on us, and the only protection we have is solidarity from
the outside. Mass incarceration, whether in private or state-run
facilities is a scheme where slave catchers patrol our neighborhoods and
monitor our lives. It requires mass criminalization. Our tribulations on
the inside are a tool used to control our families and communities on
the outside. Certain Americans live every day under not only the threat
of extra-judicial execution—as protests surrounding the deaths of Mike
Brown, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland and so many others have drawn long
overdue attention to—but also under the threat of capture, of being
thrown into these plantations, shackled and forced to work.

Our protest against prison slavery is a protest against the school to
prison pipeline, a protest against police terror, a protest against
post-release controls. When we abolish slavery, they’ll lose much of
their incentive to lock up our children, they’ll stop building traps to
pull back those who they’ve released. When we remove the economic motive
and grease of our forced labor from the US prison system, the entire
structure of courts and police, of control and slave-catching must shift
to accommodate us as humans, rather than slaves.

Prison impacts everyone, when we stand up and refuse on September 9th,
2016, we need to know our friends, families and allies on the outside
will have our backs. This spring and summer will be seasons of
organizing, of spreading the word, building the networks of solidarity
and showing that we’re serious and what we’re capable of.

Step up, stand up, and join us.
Against prison slavery.
For liberation of all.

Find more information, updates and organizing materials and
opportunities at the following websites:

-SupportPrisonerResistance.net

-FreeAlabamaMovement.com

-IWOC.noblogs.org

More info on the Sept. 9th Day of action.
https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/sept-9-2016/
http://www.FreeAlabamaMovement.com
http://www.iwoc.noblogs.org
http://unityandstruggle.org/2016/05/05/incarcerated-workers-take-the-lead-prison-struggles-in-the-united-states-2008-2016-3/

Prisoners’ voices blocked and censorship in U.S. prisons

June 26, 2016

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By Jaan Laaman

The United States is often called the country of prisons because we are five percent of the world’s population, but the U.S. holds 25 percent of all the prisoners in the world. Recently we have heard talk from the White House and Congress about the need to reduce this huge prison population, which is costing the taxpayers billions.
Occasionally you might hear a prisoner’s voice on some media platform, usually a Human Rights or community outlet. These present words are written by Jaan Laaman. I am a long held political prisoner presently locked up in the U.S. Penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona. Let me be very clear, prisoners have a hard time getting our words and thoughts out from behind America’s many, many prison walls. While prisoners do have a legal right to express their thoughts and report on issues and abuses, actually getting your words out is often very hard or impossible.
All incoming and outgoing prisoner communication, postal mail, phone calls and some restricted email services that some prison systems allow, are all opened and monitored. This is authorized by regulations and law. Further censorship and outright blocking of communications and publications, also routinely occurs in prisons throughout this country.
Letters, magazines and books critical of government policies and wars are often not delivered, even if official policy states that prisoners are allowed these materials. Sometimes a prisoner has all his or her phone or email communications arbitrarily shut off for months. While an official appeal channel is usually available, these are biased at best and could easily be labelled a kangaroo court process. Communications would be shut down for months, even if the prisoner ultimately wins appeal and has his or her communications restored.
Censoring, restricting and flat out blocking communications, especially of political prisoners, is a harsh and dangerous reality going on now, in prisons all across this country. My own voice, which has previously been heard on radio and in print over many years, has been almost totally cut off since February. No official explanation has been given, other than, that prison authorities do not like my commentaries and essays. Freedom of speech—Freedom of expression, for America’s prisoners is a constant struggle!
These words are from Jaan Laaman and I hope I can, once again, speak more directly to you in the future.
Jaan Laaman (10372-016)
P.O. Box 24550
Tucson, AZ 85734 USA

this article was originally published on  https://4strugglemag.org/

june 11 at of solidarity for long term anarchist prisoners 2016

June 11, 2016

June 11th is the day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners. This is not meant to exclude fighters for the earth and animals, because the ravagers of the earth, animals and humans are overlapping forces. While some may insist on creating a binary between these two currents of struggle, we do not. Marius and Eric are both of those things, so are many (most?) long-term anarchist prisoners, so are most people working on this project. Our antagonism includes, and is larger than, thwarting the despoilers of the earth and enslavers of animals. We are against all of society.

 

Wurundjeri Country collingwood Melbourne june  11 2016 2pm  members of anarchist blackcross melbourne and the pink block  held a banner drop  on a pedestrian bridge, going over  busy hoddle street to show solidarity to longterm anarchist prisoners 

we  also acknowledge Wurundjeri elders past and present that this action took place is  on stolen land

 

 

 

solidarity with gabriel

June 8, 2016

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Let’s not allow the State to keep rebels in its clutches!

There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel for comrade
Gabriel Pombo
da Silva who has spent more than 30 years in Spanish and German prison
cells.
He was extradited from Germany [to Spain] to serve a sentence of 3 years
and 7
months thanks to a European detention order issued by the court of Albacete,
which he has just completed following the application of a judicial
decree. The
same court in Albacete therefore issued an order for his immediate
release on
May 17, and comrades went to the prison to meet him on the outside over
the days
that followed. In vain, however, as he is still behind bars.

The management of the prison where he now finds himself (Prison La
Moraleja in
Dueñas, province of Palencia) and various judicial bodies such as the
court of
Girona lost no time in submitting a number dubious procedures to prevent
Gabriel’s release. These procedures are aimed at prolonging his imprisonment
indefinitely, despite the fact that he has several appeals in course.

The fact that the State makes the laws for its own benefit and is the
first to
trample them is nothing new, regardless of what those who defend
democracy say.
It is also no surprise that the State’s cops are prepared to use any
means to
crush those who refuse to bow down before them.

In Spain, as elsewhere, the tightening of laws and penal codes, the
repressive
waves against “subversives” and the frenzied brandishing of the
“terrorist” threat are ways of straightening out the world and
forcing it into accepting a system based on exploitation and domination
at any
cost. Imprisoning and keeping imprisoned those who, like Gabriel,
continue to
express their refusal of authority and oppression come wind or high
water is a
way of kidnapping them and a clear message to those who, one way or another,
attack this social order.

Voices from inside the prisons denouncing conditions, the guards’ constant
extortions and even enclosure in and of itself, are heard regularly. If
repression and prison restructuring have contributed to stopping collective
struggles inside momentarily, they haven’t succeeded in completely
stamping out
revolt, which at times has found echoes beyond the walls. It is this
spreading
and breaking of atomisation that scares power, against which the state
and its
lackeys are carrying out a dirty war using physical and psychological
pressure
in conjunction with the usual judicial and prison based manoeuvres.

The situation of anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva shows clearly
that he
is still in the sights of the institutions, which want to bury him in their
dungeons for what he is, what he thinks and continues to express.

Solidarity is one way of responding to this war being unleashed against
rebels.

May each individual express it in the way he or she considers appropriate.

Freedom to all. Immediate release of Gabriel Pombo da Silva!

Anarchists without borders, 25th of May 2016

On 21 March imprisoned anarchist comrade Gabriel Pombo da Silva was transferred from module 5 to module 7 in the same jail (La Moraleja – Duenas), where he is now after having been moved last January from Topas prison (Salamanca). The transfer is the old strategy of internal dispersion used on dignified and rebellious prisoners, because Gabriel laughed in the face of the prison director during him being notified of a disciplinary sanction. We recall that Gabriel lives in captivity for 31 years and is paying dearly for his determination and rejection of submission.

Gabriel is not alone! Write to the compa:

Gabriel Pombo da Silva
C.P. “La Maraleja” – Módulo 7 –
P.C.: 34210 Dueñas
Palencia Spain

Join international days of solidarity with Russian anarchist and antifascist prisoners 1st to 10th July, 2016

June 8, 2016

When mass civil protests in Russia were defeated in 2011-12 the Putinist police regime started open political repressions against militants of social and political movements, including anarchists and antifascists. Many activists have been sentenced to prison terms in the course of the last 5 years in Russia.

We call on comrades from the whole world to show solidarity with Russian anarchists and antifascists – prisoners of the Putinist police state, and distribute information about the international solidarity decade as widely as possible, maybe organise an event in your own town.

It could be an info-party where letters could be written, a film show, a fund-raising event, a benefit gig, a protest action at the Russian embassy in your own country, a solidarity action – only your fantasy is the limit.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774132002816021/

“Vkontakte” event:  http://vk.com/abc_solidarity_days
Please see brief description of repressions to which Russian anarchists and antifascists were subjected.

 

Dmitry Buchenkov 

A well-known antifascist and anarchist Dmitry Buchenkov, PhD in political science, was arrested in Moscow in December 2015. He is suspected of participating in the riots of May 6, 2012. More than 400 persons were arrested as a result of a mass protest action against Putin’s politics that took place on May 6, 2012 in Moscow. Dmitry was not in Moscow on that day, he was in Nizhny Novgorod, more than 300 km away from Moscow.

Dmitry is a long-time participant of the antifascist and anarchist movements and he has done a lot for their development. Dmitry’s comrades and friends believe that the arrest is related to his political militancy and his active position regarding the developments taking place in the country.

Dmitry Buchenkov, 36, lecturer of history and political science, PhD in political science, associate professor, worked as Deputy Chairman of the Medicine History and Socio-Humanitarian Science Department in the Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I.Pirogov in Moscow. Prior to 2008 he worked as an associate professor of the Philosophy Department in the Volga State Pedagogy University (Nizhny Novgorod) for five years. He was fired for his political activism. Dmitry moved to Moscow after he had had to quit the Volga University.

In Moscow Dmitry joined the local cell of the Autonomous Action, whose member he had already been since 2002. This is how he describes the ideology he shares in a book entitled “Anarchists in the late XX century in Russia” published in 2009: «Basic worldview values of anarchism (self-management, self-organisation, anticapitalism) are still relevant today». In 2013 Dmitry quit the Autonomous Action organization, but he did not give up his political activism.

He authored several books on history and modern condition of anarchism in Russia. He is an activist of the antifascist and anarchist movements.

Dmitry actively participated in organising efforts and life of the antifascist and anarchist movements in Moscow. He organised many street antifascist protest actions, different cultural events. He took part in the establishment of an antifascist centre called «V project», where antifascists and anarchists held their gigs, meetings, and prepared their actions. Police and FSB more than once threatened to attack Dmitry physically for his political activities and struggles. In 2015 unknown persons, probably police or FSB agents, severely beat Dmitry up, so that he got brain concussion, was all covered in blood and couldn’t even remember how the assault occurred.

Dmitry Buchenkov planned to organise an all-Russian antifascist and anarchist forum “Self-management and Libertarian Communism” in early 2016. But the authoritarian Putinist regime police arrested him. 

Dmitry Buchenkov solidarity groups:

https://www.facebook.com/freebuchenkov/

https://vk.com/freebuchenkov  

Address: 125130, Moscow, 20 Vyborgskaya Str., SIZO “Vodnik”, Dmitry E. Buchenkov, (date of birth: 22 August 1978)/ 

 

Alexei Gaskarov 

A well-known antifascist and anarchist. An organiser and participant of many anarchist and left-wing conferences. He was arrested on 3 August 2010 on the Khmiki case after an administrative building in Khimki had been assaulted on 28 July 2010. An environmental protest action took place in Khimki against deforestation of big chunks of a reserve forest in order to build a toll road. On 15 October, 2010, the court decision on the arrest was recalled. On 24 June, 2011, he was legally acquitted by the Khimki municipal court.

He was strongly beaten by police on 6 May, 2012, at Bolotnaya square during a political opposition protest, so he filed a petition on riot police power abuses involving violence and riot control weapons.

On 28 April, 2013, he was apprehended and the following day arrested on accusation of leading a group of persons who actively participated in mass riots that supposedly took place at Bolotnaya square and of violence against a policeman. Later the accusation included two policemen supposedly attacked by Gaskarov: according to investigation data, Gaskarov grabbed a shoulder of an interior troops soldier and then he grabbed a leg of Igor Ibatulin, a riot police officer. The final version of the charge is also saying that he participated in mass riots at Bolotnaya square. On 18 August, 2014, the court sentenced Gaskarov to three and a half years in a general regime penal colony.

Many political activists relate Gaskarov’s imprisonment to a direct revenge from political police called the «Centre for Combating Extremism» for his long-time political activism.Gaskarov support website — gaskarov.info 

Addresses for letters: Gaskarov — 301654, Russia, Tula Oblast, Novomoskovsk, 27 Centralnaya Str., IK-6 UFSIN, detachment 5, Alexei V. Gaskarov, (Date of birth: 18/06/1985)  

 

Alexei Sutuga 

A well-known antifascist and anarchist from «Autonomous Action». Charged with hooliganism for supposedly beating up nationalists in a brawl. Sentenced to three years and one month of colony.

Sutuga was apprehended in April 2014 in Moscow by political police from the «Centre for Combating Extremism» after an antifa gig.  During interrogation he was asked about his trip to Maidan (Ukrainian protests in Kyiv in 2014). Alexei was accused of participation in a brawl on 2 January, 2014, in «Sbarro» bar, where he kicked and beat several persons with a chair and a selfmade hammer.

Sutuga himself said he tried to stop other people fighting — the brawl was between Neo-Nazis and some other youths. On October 1 Sutuga was sentenced to three years and one month of colony. On December 17 the appeal court left the sentence unchanged.

On 17 March, 2015, while in Irkutsk remand prison, from where he had to be transferred to a colony, Sutuga went on a dry hunger strike because he had been pressurised in the remand prison: he was offered to stay there instead of the colony, and when Sutuga had refused, they got hold of his letters and books. When the news on his hunger strike leaked outside the remand prison, he was transferred to the colony. The he stopped his hunger strike. In the colony Sutuga was subjected to a solitary confinement cell. He is constantly pressurised by the prison administration.

Address for letters: 665809 Irkutsk Oblast, Angarsk, First Industrial Cluster, quarter 47, building 6, IK No.2, Alexei V. Sutuga, born in 1986 (you can send him only 1st class registered mail) or you can write via Rosuznik website  

 

Ilya Romanov 

On 6 August, 2015, a visiting board of the Moscow district military court passed a sentence upon Ilya Romanov, anarchist from Nizhny Novgorod – 10 years of high-security prison. The court ignored all arguments brought forward by defence. Afterwards the term was changed to 9 years of high-security prison.

Romanov was injured by a self-made firecracker’s explosion in October 2013, but they re-qualified him from an unfortunate experimenter to a “terrorist”. Apart from that firecracker an “interview” that he had given in December 2012 in a suburb of Donetsk was used in his case. Both “crimes” were incomplete: Ilya Romanov is accused of trying to menace local population and authorities of Nizhny Novgorod in order to save Kulibinsky park from tree-felling, but he didn’t manage because the device exploded during a test. He also supposedly tried to propagate terrorism through Ukrainian media, namely «Radio RKAS – Libertaire», but he didn’t manage to accomplish it either. It appears that it is not a radio station, rather an internet blog. The interview itself is just a Dictaphone record made at a party following his release from prison.

Romanov, whose family consists of retired parents and a teenage daughter is the poorest of all inmates. His family hardly manages to bring him parcels now and then, while Romanov also has to pay for a lawyer working on two supervisory complaints.

431130, Republic of Mordovia, Zubovo-Polyansky region, Lepley, FKU IK-22, Ilya E. Romanov. (Birthdate 3 July 1967) 

 

Alexander Kolchenko

On 25 August, 2015, the military court in Rostov-upon-Don passed a cruel sentence against Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean antifascist Alexander Kolchenko. The investigation authorities called them “terrorists” — allegedly Sentzov guided by the «Right Sector» from Kyiv (banned in Russia) founded a “terrorist group” in Simpheropol that sought to bring Crimea back to Ukraine.

Kolchenko supposedly made part of the group. The “terrorists” set fire on the office doors of “Crimean Russian Community” and a window in the local office of the “United Russia” (the ruling party in Russia). During the court, Gennady Afanasiyev — one of key witnesses upon whose words the accusation was built — said that his testimony was either given under torture or simply invented. Afanasyev got 7 years in prison on the “Crimean terrorists” case. Oleg Sentzov was sentenced to 20 years and Alexander Kolchenko to10 years in prison for burning a door and a window.

Address for letters: 456612, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Kopeisk, 20 Kemerovskaya Str., IK-6, detachment 4, Alexander A. Kolchenko, born in 1989.

 

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Cuando las masivas protestas civiles en Rusia fueron derrotadas en el 2011-12 el régimen policial de Putin comenzó con represiones políticas abiertas contra lxs militantes de los movimientos sociales y políticos, incluidos a los anarquistas y antifascistas. Muchos activistas han sido condenadxs a penas de prisión en el curso de los últimos 5 años en Rusia.

Llamamos a los compañeros de todo el mundo para demostrar su solidaridad con los anarquistas rusos y antifascistas – prisioneros del estado policial de Putin, y distribuir información sobre la década de solidaridad internacional, lo más amplia posible, y tal vez organizar un evento en su propia ciudad.

Podría ser un info-fiesta en la que las se podrían escribir cartas, un espectáculo de película, un evento de recaudación de fondos, un concierto en beneficio, una acción de protesta en la embajada de Rusia en su propio país, una acción solidaria – solamente tu fantasía es el límite.

Evento en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774132002816021/

Evento “Vkontakte” :  http://vk.com/abc_solidarity_days 

A continuación, se describe en detalle los casos de los anarquistas y antifascistas rusos .

Dmitry Buchenkov
Dmitry Buchenkov, anarquista y antifascista, doctor en ciencias políticas, fue detenido en Moscú en diciembre del 2015. Es sospechoso de participar en los disturbios de 6 de mayo de 2012. Más de 400 personas fueron detenidas como resultado de una protesta masiva contra las políticas de Putin, que tuvo lugar el 6 de mayo del 2012 en Moscú. Dmitry no estaba en Moscú ese día, él estaba en Nizhny Novgorod, más de 300 km de Moscú.

Dimitri es participa hace mucho tiempo de los movimientos antifascistas y anarquistas y él ha hecho mucho por su desarrollo. Compañeros y amigos de Dmitry creen que la detención está relacionada con su militancia política y su posición activa en relación con los acontecimientos que tienen lugar en el país.

Dmitry Buchenkov de 36 años, profesor de historia y ciencias políticas, doctor en ciencias políticas, profesor asociado, trabajó como vicepresidente del Departamento de Historia de la Medicina y Ciencias Socio-humanitaria en la Universidad Médica de Investigación Nacional de Rusia el nombre de NIPirogov en Moscú. Antes del 2008 trabajó como profesor asociado del Departamento de Filosofía de la Universidad Estatal de Pedagogía Volga (Nizhny Novgorod) durante cinco años. Fue despedido por su activismo político. Dmitry se trasladó a Moscú después de haber tenido que salir de la Universidad de Volga.

En Moscú, Dmitry se unió al grupo local de Acción Autónoma, donde ya había sido miembro en el año 2002. Esta es la forma en que describe la ideología que comparte en un libro titulado “Los anarquistas a finales del siglo XX en Rusia”, publicado en el 2009: «los valores básicos de la visión del mundo del anarquismo (autogestión, la auto-organización, anticapitalismo) siguen siendo relevantes hoy en día ». En el 2013, Dmitry abandona la organización Acción Autónoma, pero no renuncia a su activismo político.

Fue autor de varios libros sobre la historia y la condición moderna del anarquismo en Rusia. Él es un activista de los movimientos antifascistas y anarquistas.

Dmitry participó activamente en la organización de los movimientos antifascistas y anarquistas en Moscú. Organizó muchas acciones de protesta en la calle, diferentes eventos culturales antifascistas. Participó en la creación de un centro antifascista llamado «proyecto V», donde antifascistas y anarquistas llevaron a cabo sus conciertos, reuniones, y prepararón sus acciones. La policía y FSB más de una vez amenazaron con atacar a Dmitry físicamente por sus actividades políticas y luchas. En el 2015, personas desconocidas, probablemente policías o agentes del FSB, golpearon brutalmente a Dmitry, de tal modo que quedó con conmoción cerebral, quedó todo cubierto de sangre y ni siquiera podía recordar cómo se produjo el asalto.

Dmitry Buchenkov había previsto organizar un foro de “autogestión y de Comunismo Libertario” de antifascistas y anarquistas de toda Rusia a comienzos del 2016. Pero la policía del régimen autoritario de Putin lo detuvo.

Grupos de solidaridad a Dmitry Buchenkov:

https://www.facebook.com/freebuchenkov/

https://vk.com/freebuchenkov  

Cartas a: 125130, Moscú, 20 Vyborgskaya, SIZO “Vodnik”, Dmitry E. Buchenkov, (día del cumpleaños: 22 de agosto, 1978)

 Alexei Gaskarov

Un conocido antifascista y anarquista. Organizador y participante de muchas conferencias anarquistas y de extrema izquierda. Fue detenido el 3 de agosto del 2010 en el caso Khmiki, después de que un edificio administrativo en Khimki había sido asaltado el 28 de julio del 2010. Una acción de protesta ambiental que se llevó a cabo en Khimki contra la deforestación de grandes trozos de reservas de bosques con el fin de construir una autopista de pago. El 15 de octubre del 2010, se retiró la decisión judicial sobre su detención. El 24 de junio de 2011, fue absuelto legalmente por la corte municipal Khimki.

Él fue fuertemente golpeado por la policía el 6 de mayo del 2012, en la plaza Bolotnaya durante una protesta de la oposición política, por lo que se presentó un recurso sobre los abusos de poder por parte de la policía antidisturbios involucrando violencia y armas.

El 28 de abril del 2013, fue aprehendido y al día siguiente arrestado bajo la acusación de dirigir un grupo de personas que participaron activamente en los disturbios que supuestamente tuvieron lugar en la plaza Bolotnaya y atacar a un agente de la policía. Más tarde, la acusación incluía dos policías que supuestamente fueron atacados por Gaskarov: según datos de la investigación, Gaskarov agarró de un hombro a un soldado de las tropas de interiores y entonces él agarró de una pierna de Igor Ibatulin, un oficial de la policía de antidisturbios. La versión final de la acusación es que él participó en los disturbios masivos en la Plaza Bolotnaya. El 18 de agosto del 2014, el tribunal condenó Gaskarov a tres años y medio en un régimen general de colonia penitenciaria.

Muchos activistas políticos relacionan el encarcelamiento de Gaskarov a una venganza directa de la policía política denominada«Centro de Lucha contra el extremismo» por su activismo político desde hace mucho tiempo. Sitio Web de apoyo a Gaskarov –gaskarov.info

Cartas a: Gaskarov – 301654, Rusia, Tula Oblast, Novomoskovsk, 27 Centralnaya Str, IK-6 UFSIN, detachment 5, Alexei V. Gaskarov, (Fecha de nacimiento: 18/06/1985)

Alexei Sutuga

Un conocido antifascista y anarquista de «Acción Autónoma». Acusado de vandalismo por supuestamente golpear a nacionalistas en una pelea. Condenado a tres años y un mes a colonia.

Sutuga fue detenido en abril del 2014 en Moscú por la policía política del«Centro de Lucha contra el extremismo» después de un concierto antifascista. Durante el interrogatorio se le preguntó sobre su viaje a Maidan (protestas de Ucrania en Kiev en 2014). Alexei fue acusado de participar en una pelea el 2 de enero del 2014, en el bar «Sbarro», donde pateó y golpeó a varias personas con una silla y un martillo hecho por sí mismo.

Sutuga dijo que trató de impedir que otras personas pelearan- la pelea fue entre neonazis y algunos otros jóvenes. El 1 de octubre Sutuga fue condenado a tres años y un mes a colonia. El 17 de diciembre el tribunal de apelación dejó la sentencia sin cambios.

El 17 de marzo del 2015, mientras estaba en prisión preventiva en Irkutsk, desde donde tuvo que ser trasladado a una colonia, Sutuga inició una huelga de hambre seca, porque había sido sometido a presión en el centro de prisión preventiva: se le ofreció quedarse allí en vez de la colonia , y cuando Sutuga se habría negado,  se apropiaron de sus cartas y libros. Cuando la noticia de la huelga de hambre se filtró fuera de la prisión preventiva, fue trasladado a la colonia. Por lo cual el detuvo su huelga de hambre. En la colonia Sutuga fue sometido a una celda de aislamiento. Él está constantemente sometido a presión por la administración de la prisión.

Cartas a: 665809 Irkutsk Oblast, Angarsk, First Industrial Cluster, cuarto 47, edificio 6, IK No.2, Alexei V. Sutuga, nacido en 1986 (puedes enviar solo correo registrado  1ra clase enviar) o puedes escribirle a través del sitio web Rosuznik

Ilya Romanov

El 6 de agosto de 2015, un panel de inspección del tribunal militar del distrito de Moscú aprobó una sentencia sobre Ilya Romanov, anarquista de Nizhny Novgorod – a 10 años de cárcel de alta seguridad. El tribunal ignoró todos los argumentos presentados por la defensa. Posteriormente la sentencia se cambió a 9 años de prisión de alta seguridad.

Romanov fue herido por la explosión de un petardo hecho por sí mismo en octubre del 2013, pero ellos lo recalificaron pasando de ser un lamentable experimentador a un “terrorista”. Aparte del petardo se le adjudica una“entrevista” que habría dado en diciembre del 2012 en las afueras de Donetsk siendo utilizado en su caso. Ambos “crímenes” estaban incompletos: Ilya Romanov es acusado de tratar de amenazar a la población y a las locales autoridades de Nizhny Novgorod con el fin de salvar el parque Kulibinsky de la tala de árboles, pero no lo lograron porque el artefacto explotó durante una prueba. También supuestamente trató de propagar el terrorismo a través de medios de comunicación ucranianos, en «Radio RKAS – Libertaire», pero no logró cumplir con ella tampoco. Parece que no es una estación de radio, es un blog de internet. La entrevista en sí es sólo un registro de grabadora hecho en una fiesta después de su salida de la cárcel.

Romanov, cuya familia se compone de padres jubilados y una hija adolescente es el más pobre de todos los internos. Su familia apenas se las arregla para llevarle encomiendas de vez en cuando, mientras Romanov también tiene que pagar por un abogado que trabaja en dos denuncias.

Cartas a: 431130, República de Mordovia, región Zubovo-Polyansky, Lepley, GRIPE IK-22, Ilya E. Romanov. (Fecha de Nacimiento 3 Julio de 1967)

Alexander Kolchenko

El 25 de agosto del 2015, el tribunal militar de Rostov-upon-Don aprobó una cruel sentencia contra el director de cine ucraniano Oleg Sentsov y el antifascista de Crimea Alexander Kolchenko. Las autoridades encargadas de investigar a los llamados “terroristas” – supuestamente Sentzov Guiados por el «sector de derecha» de Kiev (prohibido en Rusia) fundaron un “grupo terrorista” en Simpheropol que intentó traer a Crimea de vuelta a Ucrania.

Kolchenko supuestamente participó del grupo. Los “terroristas” prendieron fuego a las puertas de las oficinas de la “Comunidad de Crimea rusa” y una ventana en la oficina local de la “Rusia Unida” (el partido gobernante en Rusia). Durante el juicio, Gennady Afanasiyev – uno de los testigos clave sobre cuyas palabras fue construido la acusación – dicen que su testimonio fue dado mediante tortura o simplemente inventada. Afanásiev tiene 7 años de prisión por el caso de “terroristas de Crimea”. Oleg Sentzov fue condenado a 20 años y Alexander Kolchenko a 10 años de prisión por la quema de una puerta y una ventana.

Cartas a: 456612, Cheliábinsk Oblast, Kopeisk, 20 Kemerovskaya Str, IK-6, detachment 4, Alexander A. Kolchenko, nacido en 1989.

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DEL 1° AL 10 DE JULIO: LLAMAMIENTO INTERNACIONAL DE SOLIDARIDAD CON LXS ANARQUISTAS Y ANTIFASCISTAS PRISIONERXS EN RUSIA.

Cuando las masivas protestas civiles en Rusia fueron derrotadas en el 2011-12 el régimen policial de Putin comenzó con represiones políticas abiertas contra lxs militantes de los movimientos sociales y políticos, incluidos a los anarquistas y antifascistas. Muchos activistas han sido condenadxs a penas de prisión en el curso de los últimos 5 años en Rusia.

Llamamos a los compañeros de todo el mundo para demostrar su solidaridad con los anarquistas rusos y antifascistas – prisioneros del estado policial de Putin, y distribuir información sobre la década de solidaridad internacional, lo más amplia posible, y tal vez organizar un evento en su propia ciudad.

Podría ser un info-fiesta en la que las se podrían escribir cartas, un espectáculo de película, un evento de recaudación de fondos, un concierto en beneficio, una acción de protesta en la embajada de Rusia en su propio país, una acción solidaria – solamente tu fantasía es el límite.

Evento en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774132002816021/

Evento “Vkontakte” :  http://vk.com/abc_solidarity_days

A continuación, se describe en detalle los casos de los anarquistas y antifascistas rusos .

Dmitry Buchenkov
Dmitry Buchenkov, anarquista y antifascista, doctor en ciencias políticas, fue detenido en Moscú en diciembre del 2015. Es sospechoso de participar en los disturbios de 6 de mayo de 2012. Más de 400 personas fueron detenidas como resultado de una protesta masiva contra las políticas de Putin, que tuvo lugar el 6 de mayo del 2012 en Moscú. Dmitry no estaba en Moscú ese día, él estaba en Nizhny Novgorod, más de 300 km de Moscú.

Dimitri es participa hace mucho tiempo de los movimientos antifascistas y anarquistas y él ha hecho mucho por su desarrollo. Compañeros y amigos de Dmitry creen que la detención está relacionada con su militancia política y su posición activa en relación con los acontecimientos que tienen lugar en el país.

Dmitry Buchenkov de 36 años, profesor de historia y ciencias políticas, doctor en ciencias políticas, profesor asociado, trabajó como vicepresidente del Departamento de Historia de la Medicina y Ciencias Socio-humanitaria en la Universidad Médica de Investigación Nacional de Rusia el nombre de NIPirogov en Moscú. Antes del 2008 trabajó como profesor asociado del Departamento de Filosofía de la Universidad Estatal de Pedagogía Volga (Nizhny Novgorod) durante cinco años. Fue despedido por su activismo político. Dmitry se trasladó a Moscú después de haber tenido que salir de la Universidad de Volga.

En Moscú, Dmitry se unió al grupo local de Acción Autónoma, donde ya había sido miembro en el año 2002. Esta es la forma en que describe la ideología que comparte en un libro titulado “Los anarquistas a finales del siglo XX en Rusia”, publicado en el 2009: «los valores básicos de la visión del mundo del anarquismo (autogestión, la auto-organización, anticapitalismo) siguen siendo relevantes hoy en día ». En el 2013, Dmitry abandona la organización Acción Autónoma, pero no renuncia a su activismo político.

Fue autor de varios libros sobre la historia y la condición moderna del anarquismo en Rusia. Él es un activista de los movimientos antifascistas y anarquistas.

Dmitry participó activamente en la organización de los movimientos antifascistas y anarquistas en Moscú. Organizó muchas acciones de protesta en la calle, diferentes eventos culturales antifascistas. Participó en la creación de un centro antifascista llamado «proyecto V», donde antifascistas y anarquistas llevaron a cabo sus conciertos, reuniones, y prepararón sus acciones. La policía y FSB más de una vez amenazaron con atacar a Dmitry físicamente por sus actividades políticas y luchas. En el 2015, personas desconocidas, probablemente policías o agentes del FSB, golpearon brutalmente a Dmitry, de tal modo que quedó con conmoción cerebral, quedó todo cubierto de sangre y ni siquiera podía recordar cómo se produjo el asalto.

Dmitry Buchenkov había previsto organizar un foro de “autogestión y de Comunismo Libertario” de antifascistas y anarquistas de toda Rusia a comienzos del 2016. Pero la policía del régimen autoritario de Putin lo detuvo.

Grupos de solidaridad a Dmitry Buchenkov:

https://www.facebook.com/freebuchenkov/

https://vk.com/freebuchenkov  

Cartas a: 125130, Moscú, 20 Vyborgskaya, SIZO “Vodnik”, Dmitry E. Buchenkov, (día del cumpleaños: 22 de agosto, 1978)

 Alexei Gaskarov

Un conocido antifascista y anarquista. Organizador y participante de muchas conferencias anarquistas y de extrema izquierda. Fue detenido el 3 de agosto del 2010 en el caso Khmiki, después de que un edificio administrativo en Khimki había sido asaltado el 28 de julio del 2010. Una acción de protesta ambiental que se llevó a cabo en Khimki contra la deforestación de grandes trozos de reservas de bosques con el fin de construir una autopista de pago. El 15 de octubre del 2010, se retiró la decisión judicial sobre su detención. El 24 de junio de 2011, fue absuelto legalmente por la corte municipal Khimki.

Él fue fuertemente golpeado por la policía el 6 de mayo del 2012, en la plaza Bolotnaya durante una protesta de la oposición política, por lo que se presentó un recurso sobre los abusos de poder por parte de la policía antidisturbios involucrando violencia y armas.

El 28 de abril del 2013, fue aprehendido y al día siguiente arrestado bajo la acusación de dirigir un grupo de personas que participaron activamente en los disturbios que supuestamente tuvieron lugar en la plaza Bolotnaya y atacar a un agente de la policía. Más tarde, la acusación incluía dos policías que supuestamente fueron atacados por Gaskarov: según datos de la investigación, Gaskarov agarró de un hombro a un soldado de las tropas de interiores y entonces él agarró de una pierna de Igor Ibatulin, un oficial de la policía de antidisturbios. La versión final de la acusación es que él participó en los disturbios masivos en la Plaza Bolotnaya. El 18 de agosto del 2014, el tribunal condenó Gaskarov a tres años y medio en un régimen general de colonia penitenciaria.

Muchos activistas políticos relacionan el encarcelamiento de Gaskarov a una venganza directa de la policía política denominada«Centro de Lucha contra el extremismo» por su activismo político desde hace mucho tiempo. Sitio Web de apoyo a Gaskarov –gaskarov.info

Cartas a: Gaskarov – 301654, Rusia, Tula Oblast, Novomoskovsk, 27 Centralnaya Str, IK-6 UFSIN, detachment 5, Alexei V. Gaskarov, (Fecha de nacimiento: 18/06/1985)

Alexei Sutuga

Un conocido antifascista y anarquista de «Acción Autónoma». Acusado de vandalismo por supuestamente golpear a nacionalistas en una pelea. Condenado a tres años y un mes a colonia.

Sutuga fue detenido en abril del 2014 en Moscú por la policía política del«Centro de Lucha contra el extremismo» después de un concierto antifascista. Durante el interrogatorio se le preguntó sobre su viaje a Maidan (protestas de Ucrania en Kiev en 2014). Alexei fue acusado de participar en una pelea el 2 de enero del 2014, en el bar «Sbarro», donde pateó y golpeó a varias personas con una silla y un martillo hecho por sí mismo.

Sutuga dijo que trató de impedir que otras personas pelearan- la pelea fue entre neonazis y algunos otros jóvenes. El 1 de octubre Sutuga fue condenado a tres años y un mes a colonia. El 17 de diciembre el tribunal de apelación dejó la sentencia sin cambios.

El 17 de marzo del 2015, mientras estaba en prisión preventiva en Irkutsk, desde donde tuvo que ser trasladado a una colonia, Sutuga inició una huelga de hambre seca, porque había sido sometido a presión en el centro de prisión preventiva: se le ofreció quedarse allí en vez de la colonia , y cuando Sutuga se habría negado,  se apropiaron de sus cartas y libros. Cuando la noticia de la huelga de hambre se filtró fuera de la prisión preventiva, fue trasladado a la colonia. Por lo cual el detuvo su huelga de hambre. En la colonia Sutuga fue sometido a una celda de aislamiento. Él está constantemente sometido a presión por la administración de la prisión.

Cartas a: 665809 Irkutsk Oblast, Angarsk, First Industrial Cluster, cuarto 47, edificio 6, IK No.2, Alexei V. Sutuga, nacido en 1986 (puedes enviar solo correo registrado  1ra clase enviar) o puedes escribirle a través del sitio web Rosuznik

Ilya Romanov

El 6 de agosto de 2015, un panel de inspección del tribunal militar del distrito de Moscú aprobó una sentencia sobre Ilya Romanov, anarquista de Nizhny Novgorod – a 10 años de cárcel de alta seguridad. El tribunal ignoró todos los argumentos presentados por la defensa. Posteriormente la sentencia se cambió a 9 años de prisión de alta seguridad.

Romanov fue herido por la explosión de un petardo hecho por sí mismo en octubre del 2013, pero ellos lo recalificaron pasando de ser un lamentable experimentador a un “terrorista”. Aparte del petardo se le adjudica una“entrevista” que habría dado en diciembre del 2012 en las afueras de Donetsk siendo utilizado en su caso. Ambos “crímenes” estaban incompletos: Ilya Romanov es acusado de tratar de amenazar a la población y a las locales autoridades de Nizhny Novgorod con el fin de salvar el parque Kulibinsky de la tala de árboles, pero no lo lograron porque el artefacto explotó durante una prueba. También supuestamente trató de propagar el terrorismo a través de medios de comunicación ucranianos, en «Radio RKAS – Libertaire», pero no logró cumplir con ella tampoco. Parece que no es una estación de radio, es un blog de internet. La entrevista en sí es sólo un registro de grabadora hecho en una fiesta después de su salida de la cárcel.

Romanov, cuya familia se compone de padres jubilados y una hija adolescente es el más pobre de todos los internos. Su familia apenas se las arregla para llevarle encomiendas de vez en cuando, mientras Romanov también tiene que pagar por un abogado que trabaja en dos denuncias.

Cartas a: 431130, República de Mordovia, región Zubovo-Polyansky, Lepley, GRIPE IK-22, Ilya E. Romanov. (Fecha de Nacimiento 3 Julio de 1967)

Alexander Kolchenko

El 25 de agosto del 2015, el tribunal militar de Rostov-upon-Don aprobó una cruel sentencia contra el director de cine ucraniano Oleg Sentsov y el antifascista de Crimea Alexander Kolchenko. Las autoridades encargadas de investigar a los llamados “terroristas” – supuestamente Sentzov Guiados por el «sector de derecha» de Kiev (prohibido en Rusia) fundaron un “grupo terrorista” en Simpheropol que intentó traer a Crimea de vuelta a Ucrania.

Kolchenko supuestamente participó del grupo. Los “terroristas” prendieron fuego a las puertas de las oficinas de la “Comunidad de Crimea rusa” y una ventana en la oficina local de la “Rusia Unida” (el partido gobernante en Rusia). Durante el juicio, Gennady Afanasiyev – uno de los testigos clave sobre cuyas palabras fue construido la acusación – dicen que su testimonio fue dado mediante tortura o simplemente inventada. Afanásiev tiene 7 años de prisión por el caso de “terroristas de Crimea”. Oleg Sentzov fue condenado a 20 años y Alexander Kolchenko a 10 años de prisión por la quema de una puerta y una ventana.

Cartas a: 456612, Cheliábinsk Oblast, Kopeisk, 20 Kemerovskaya Str, IK-6, detachment 4, Alexander A. Kolchenko, nacido en 1989.

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Lawsuit Successful in Washington State to Remove HCV Restrictions:

June 5, 2016

sav federal district court Judge Orders State Medicaid to Cover HCV Drugs….[Press Release below following these excerpts I took out of the Order document attached, press release pdf is attached too]
“In conclusion, the Court finds that the Plaintiffs have satisfied all factors necessary to warrant granting a preliminary injunction. The WHCA is hereby ENJOINED from continuing to apply its February 25, 2015 HCV treatment policy, including its exclusion of all treatment based on fibrosis score, and is required to return to providing coverage for prescription medications to treat Hepatitis C virus (“HCV”) without regard to fibrosis score, consistent with existing state and federal Medicaid requirements. ”

from Jules: I have said for a long time that only a lawsuit or threat of a lawsuit will persuade state Medicaid officials to remove all restrictions. In NYS the Attorney General threatened lawsuit against commercial insurers and 7 commercial insurers to were pursued to lift restrictions. Medicaid Managed Care (MCOs) in NYS still has restrictions and across the country most Medicaid program restrictions to HCV therapies persist.

As soon as the AASLD [American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases] HCV Guidelines came out a few years ago I told the panel their language that in affect supported restrictions would be used by the Medicaid programs and it was. The Guidelines panel over time adjusted & tweaked the language until finally stating that ‘all patients should be treated’, that access to treatment should be unfettered, read below, now state officials can no longer use the language and apparently the new language is used to support the lawsuit:

In the attached Order document [excerpts]: “the use of DAAs such as Harvoni is considered the “standard of care” by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (“AASLD”) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (“IDSA”)”

“The appropriate legal test is whether Plaintiffs will likely establish that the current WHCA Hepatitis C Treatment Policy deprives Medicaid enrollees from access to a life-saving drug in situations where it is “medically necessary.” “

“….the Medicaid program must adhere to the Medicaid Act’s specific limits regarding prescription drugs. (Id.) (Citing RCW §§ 74.04.055; 74.08.090); see also 42 U.S.C. § 1396a(a)(54). Under § 1396a(a)(10)(A), the Medicaid Act “prohibits states from denying coverage of ‘medically necessary’ services that fall under a category covered in their Medicaid plans.” Alvarez v. Betlach, 572 F. App’x 519, 521 (9th Cir. 2014) (quoting Beal v. Doe, 432 U.S. 438, 444 (1977)). “

“Plaintiffs have provided strong evidence that DAAs are, in fact, “medically necessary,” as defined by law, for all enrollees with HCV, regardless of fibrosis score. They submitted a plethora of exhibits showing that providing DAAs to all HCV-infected enrollees is the standard espoused by national liver disease organizations and experts, leading medical officers of major Washington providers and the federal agency responsible for administering Medicaid. These facts “clearly favor” Plaintiffs’ claim that the WHCA’s Policy excluding monoinfected enrollees with a Fibrosis score of F0-F2 violates Federal law. Stanley at 1319–20. “

“WHCA participates in Medicaid, receiving federal matching funds, and therefore is required to provide payment for FDA-approved, covered prescription drugs to all Medicaid enrollees when the treatment is “medically necessary.” Alvarez v. Betlach, 572 F. App’x 519, 520–21 (9th Cir. 2014); see also Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Ctr., Inc., 135 S. Ct. 1378, 1382 (2015) (“Medicaid offers the States a bargain: Congress provides federal funds in exchange for the State’s agreement to spend them in accordance with congressionally imposed conditions.”). “

“…the Medicaid Act requires the WHCA to provide that treatment with “reasonable promptness” in a non-discriminatory manner”

“It is well-established that denying necessary Medicaid services causes irreparable harm. Rodde v. Bonta, 357 F.3d 988, 999 (9th Cir. 2004) (finding that while the injunction would cause the county financial hardship, the plaintiffs met their burden by showing delayed or lack of necessary treatment, increased pain, and medical complications); Beltran v. Myers, 677 F.2d 1317, 1322 (holding that plaintiffs’ showing of risk of irreparable injury as a result of denying needed medical care was sufficient to meet this factor for a preliminary injunction).”

WHY THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE HCV TREATMENT IS NECESSARY:
“An experience endured by a Medicaid enrollee provides a clear example of the substantial risk of deteriorating health and death presented by the Policy. L.B., a Washington Medicaid enrollee, was prescribed Solvaldi, a DAA, in July 2014. (Dkt. No. 23 at 1–2.) His request was denied. (Id. at 2.) The WHCA’s letter on August 21, 2014 states that because L.B. did not have a fibrosis score of “F3 or greater,” the treatment was not “medically necessary.” (Dkt. No. 23-1 at 5.) Soon after, in October 2014, Harvoni was approved by the FDA and L.B.’s provider submitted his prescription to WHCA. (Dkt. No. 23 at 2.) His provider noted that his “cirrhosis and renal function [were] worsening. [He n]eeds HCV treatment ASAP” and that [w]ithout it, [he will] likely die.” (Id.) Again, his request was denied.1 (Id). While he awaited a hearing on his Medicaid administrative appeal, “his kidneys deteriorated so significantly that his provider could no longer recommend Harvoni.” (Id. at 2–3.) In other words, the window of L.B.’s ability to seek a cure for his HCV has likely closed. This is not speculative harm. It is concrete evidence that under the Policy, an enrollee suffered such severe liver damage that DAA treatment may no longer be an available option. “

“The Ninth Circuit holds that “the balance of hardship favors beneficiaries of public assistance who may be forced to do without needed medical services over a state concerned with conserving scarce resources.” M.R. v. Dreyfus, 697 F.3d 706, 737–38 (9th Cir. 2012). The Ninth Circuit also noted the strong public interest in protecting access to health care for Medicaid enrollees, those deemed by Congress as “the most needy in the country.” Id. (quoting Schweiker v. Hogan, 457 U.S. 569, 590 (1982)). “……..”The Court agrees. “[H]aving government officials act in accordance with law . . . invokes a public interest of the highest order.” Seattle Audubon Soc. v. Evans, 771 F. Supp. 1081, 1096 (W.D. Wash. 1991). Furthermore, as Plaintiffs emphasize, an injunction is an important matter for the public because it deals with the treatment and management of a communicable disease. (Dkt. No. 18 at 27.) “

“The WHCA argues that the injunction would double the State’s Medicaid outpatient Pharmacy budget and cause them to reduce Medicaid enrollments, benefits, or provider rates to compensate for the increased expenditure in HCV treatment. (Dkt. No. 29 at 22.) The Ninth Circuit has also addressed the question of balancing the risk of irreparable harm with the risk of financial hardship for the enjoined institution. Posed with this question, the Ninth Circuit held that when “[f]aced with such a conflict between financial concerns and human suffering, we have little difficulty concluding that the balance of hardships tips decidedly in plaintiffs’ favor.” Lopez v. Heckler, 713 F.2d 1432, 1437 (9th Cir. 1983). “


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