30 Aug

Ihar Alinevich, Mikalai Dziadok, Artsiom Prakapenka and Jauhen Vas’kovich are released

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On 22nd August president Lukashenko has signed papers to release all the political prisoners, including our comrades Ihar, Mikalai and Artsiom as well as the nationalist Jauhen Vas’kovich(1).

This release comes after 5 years that they had to spend in prison. All the time prisoners were subject to psychological and physical torture. Numerous days were spent in solitary confinement as a punishment for struggle aginst the prison oppression.

We are glad to meet our comrades and see them in good spirits! They are now together with their families and friends. They will be under constant police control for next 5 years.

With this happening we would like to thank everyone who was helping ABC-Belarus all these years. We enjoyed incredible support of communities all around the world and through this we manage to create a really encouraging atmosphere of solidarity. Thank you very much!

Though these people are free, there are still several comrades who are in prisons in Belarus. They also need your support.

Till all are free. ABC-Belarus

(1) Vas´kovich is a belarussian patriot and was named by ABC Belarus, because he did a solidarity action for anarchists. He try to burn down the local KGD building in solidarity with the anarchist prisoners. He was never supported just named for this action.

18 Aug

Film/Doku: “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”

ifatreefallsSunday 30 August 2015 20:00 pm food 21:00 pm film DIY Eckladen

 

Within the Week of Solidarity for anarchist prisoner

In march 2001 Earth Liberation Front ELF was already listed by FBI as an eco-terrorist group. Since then a wave of repression was started in US and other countries against activists of ELF and other eco-groups. This was popularized by enviromental activists in US under the term of “The Green Scare” to refer to legal action by government against the radical environmental movement. Dozens of people got arrested and sentenced to prison, in one case even to 22 years. Through ELF court cases it was made clear that life of a human being is valued less by the jurisdictional system than interest of business – the prison terms for destroying private property were higher then for a murder.

In “If a Tree Falls” director Marshall Curry is showing the people behind ELF, their motives and political ideas. He is also giving an insight how FBI managed to arrest Daniel McGowan and other ELF activists in 2005.

Screening will be in english with english subtitles. Here you can watch the trailer:

17 Aug

Screening “Sacco and Vanzetti” documentary

saccovanzettiMonday 24 August 2015 21:00 pm Martin-Luther-Platz 01099 Dresden

 

On 23rd August 1927 american government have executed two immigrants from Italy Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti who were convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster during the armed robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company. With the lack of evidence the main part of the trial was made around the italian background of those people and their political believes: Sacco and Vanzetti were anarchists dedicating their life to the struggle against the state. Since the rule of trial many researches were made that proved the innocence of two, however up till now the american government didn’t admit the political core of the prosecution.

The documentary “Sacco and Vanzetti” is showing apart from the trial also political and social sides of the case. The movie allows us to have a deaper look into the american society of beginning of the previous century with a focus on rascism towards immigrants, which become a serious issue for the modern day Europe.

After the screening we will have a discussion round and share our thoughts about the topics presented in the movie.

Screening will be in english with english subtitles. Here you can watch the trailer:

16 Aug

Call for International Week of Solidarity with Anarchists Prisoners 23 – 30 August

WeekofSoliFINALforwebIn summer 2013 members of several ABC groups discussed the necessity of introducing an International Day for Anarchist Prisoners. Given there are already established dates for Political Prisoners Rights Day or Prison Justice Day, we found it important to emphasise the stories of our comrades as well. Many imprisoned anarchists will never be acknowledged as ‘political prisoners’ by formal human-rights organisations, because their sense of social justice is strictly limited to the capitalist laws which are designed to defend the State and prevent any real social change. At the same time, even within our individual communities, we know so little about the repression that exists in other countries, to say nothing of the names and cases involving many of our incarcerated comrades. Read More