Call for Actions in Solidarity with Fugitive Comrade Felicity Ryder

New York City Anarchist Black Cross: We recently received this from comrades in Mexico City Anarchist Black Cross.

A call for two weeks in solidarity (February 21st- March 7th) with Felicity Ann Ryder, an anarchist comrade on the run.

Greetings in Solidarity to all anti-authoritarian hearts who read this wherever they may be. To everyone who, with conviction and strength, combat, in whatever manner they see fit, every institution and symbol of the apparatus of capitalist patriarchy, oppression, domestication and the farce of power.

Comrades, we put this call out from inside of the beast to howl our solidarity with our sister and comrade Felicity Ann Ryder, who remains fugitive from the claws of the state after more than 7 months.

In the early hours of June 27th, 2012 an unfortunate event occurred: an explosive device detonated leaving our comrade Mario “Tripa” López injured (and behind bars for 6 months). Mario is now “free” on Conditional Release and has an ongoing case against him. After police and government forces found Felicity’s passport, and facing the risk of also being put in jail, our comrade began life as a fugitive. Continue reading “Call for Actions in Solidarity with Fugitive Comrade Felicity Ryder”

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Sydney: Rally for Jock Palfreeman, March 14

Rally for Jock Palfreeman!
Thursday, March 14, 12.30-1.30pm
Outside Bob Carr’s electorate office
4-6 Bligh St, Sydney CBD
Infos : Pip 0412 139 968

Source: Slackbastard. See also : Jock Palfreeman : February 2013 Update.

Nauru: escape, hunger strike

20 February: On Monday, three people escaped from the detention centre on Nauru. They were were later found by police and returned to detention.

Refugee advocates say four detainees at the Nauru detention centre have resorted to stitching their lips together in protest. The Refugee Action Coalition says more than a dozen detainees have joined a hunger strike, with four asylum seekers stitching their lips together.

The escapees and those on hunger strike are from among the most recent group of arrivals on Nauru, from Iran.

Refugee Action Coalition spokesperson, Nick Reimer, says people are feeling increasingly desperate about their plight. Continue reading “Nauru: escape, hunger strike”

Aotearoa/NZ: Rangi Kemara free on 4 March

18 January, Indymedia: Parole was granted today for Rangi Kemara who has been serving 2.5 years for convictions on firearms charges.

The Parole Board said it was satisfied Kemara no longer posed a risk to the community.

The full decision and the board’s conditions have not yet been released. He will be released on March 4.

‘We are thrilled that Rangi will be free and our solidarity and love goes out to him and his whanau.’ – October 15th Solidarity

The appeal to the Supreme Court has not yet been granted leave, but a decision is expected within the next couple of weeks. Following that, lawyers will make formal submissions prior to a hearing in Wellington.

(His co-defendent, Taame Iti was a few days ago granted parole to take effect on 27 February)

Sydney: Redfern sculpture reappropriated in memory of TJ hickey

 

 

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Reappropriation of the Redfern Bower

To be constantly reminded of a death, of a riot, an injustice and a communities suffering has initiated the reappropriation of this public artwork using local resources and traditional and non-traditional techniques that reflect its heritage.

This work serves as a reminder of the 14th of February 2004, the day of the passing of TJ Hickey who was killed at the hands of the local command. TJ was rammed whilst on his bike by a police vehicle and impaled onto a fence within a two minute walk from here. Continue reading “Sydney: Redfern sculpture reappropriated in memory of TJ hickey”

Aotearoa/NZ: Taame Iti granted bail

Indymedia: Taame Iti has been granted parole to take effect on 27 February. Co-defendant Rangi Kemera is set to have his parole hearing next week.

Taame has been in prison since 24 May last year when he was convicted and sentenced to 2.5 years for possession of firearms. Taame has been doing time in Waikeria prison in Te Awamutu—one of the country’s oldest prisons and described to Indymedia as a ‘shithole.’ He has been using his time to create a new series of paintings which he plans to exhibit upon release. Taame has also been working with other prisoners, doing the mental health work he was contracted by corrections to do before he was sent inside.

Taame will have some conditions imposed as part of his release. Travel restrictions may be in place for some time following his release.

Rangi Kemara’s parole hearing is on 18 February. The only reasonable and just outcome of that hearing is the same as Taame’s: freedom.

A letter from Jock Palfreeman – Australian anti-fascist prisoner on hunger strike

Indymedia: Australian Anti-fascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman, serving 20 years in Sofia/Bulgaria for defending two Roma boys from a racist mob, is on hungerstrike from 13th January 2013 because the Director of the Central Sofia Prison has ordered another punishment measure because of Jock´s activist work as chairman of the Bulgarian Prisoner´s Association.

Due to this punishment Jock is now not allowed to finish his studies which is very important to him.

Jock’s health is rapidly worsening as he continues his hunger strike and he is not even allowed to see a doctor as yet another repressive measure by the prison authorities.

He asks for solidarity from all of you by sending a letter to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice. Please start putting pressure now before it’s too late. Jock needs our support!

website of Bulgarian Prisoners Association Continue reading “A letter from Jock Palfreeman – Australian anti-fascist prisoner on hunger strike”