Prison means isolation, alienation, poverty and violence. Prison is a method used by the state to deal with social problems. Prison is supposed to punish, scare and “resocialize” you, i.e. reintegrate you into society. But you have hardly any opportunity for self-determination and are isolated from the rest of society. Every third person ends up back inside after release. Prison is a violent and monotonous place. The authoritarian penal system reinforces discrimination and economic exploitation. Jails therefore do not serve to reduce violent behavior between people, but rather reinforce it.
Against another year of state encroachment, against the restriction of free movement under the auspices of “safety,” against the continued brutalization of our friends in prison, we call for a renewal of solidarity on June 11, 2021: International Day of Solidarity with Marius Mason & All Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners. For 17 years, June 11th has been an occasion for celebration, mourning, and revolt. It has been a moment to breathe, to remember those fallen and those in cages, to remind ourselves of why we remain committed to the Beautiful Idea of anarchism. Through our letters, demonstrations, fundraising, and solidarity attacks we keep the beacon lit for those who have given years of their lives for their conviction that the State is a horror against which we must wager our lives.
When: 07.03.2021 at 3 pm
Where: on the parking lot in front of the prison in Chemnitz
Prison is a means for the state to deal with social problems. It is supposed to “resocialize” you. But you have hardly any opportunity for self-determination and you are isolated from the rest of the society. Every third person ends up there again after release, because it doesn’t help prisoners, but to secure the status quo. Prison is a violent and monotonous place. The authoritarian penal system reinforces discrimination and economic exploitation.
If you also think that prison cannot be a solution for individual and social problems, then come with us to Chemnitz Prison on 07.03.2021. There we want to get the prisoners a bit out of isolation, inform ourselves together about the conditions in prison and show our solidarity.
Since last week, the anarchists from the Partisans’ case have not been allowed lawyers in the KGB detention center, citing the recent quarantine. The prisoners themselves receive correspondence only from relatives and very rarely from comrades/friends.
Rally on 20.11.2020 at 4 pm at the Lager Bremer Straße
5 pm at Hammerweg (Fabricestr.)
Comes with wheels, wheelchairs, mobile bases!
The jails must perish! In Germany the social peace is secured with prison walls behind which people are locked away like every where else. They do not serve the protection from „dangerous criminals“. Criminal law, the courts, the police, the prosecutors, the prisons ensure exploitation and oppression. They do not serve „re-socialization“: outside of society people are not educated to act socially. Prisons stigmatize, hurt, humiliate and dehumanize.
Photo 03.19.2019: Vehicles of the electrical company Lehmann in Bad Lausick. This company is involved in the construction of the Zwickau prison.
The Soko Linx was a big celebration to find left-wing criminals. It seems to follow one of its predecessors the Soko MAG (Militant Autonomous Violent Offenders) from the beginning of two tausend. It is not particularly successful, as taz reports in an article on November 11.
On 05 November 2020 the Federal Public Prosecutor General’s Office carried out an operation against alleged anti-fascists in Leipzig. For one of them the LKA had brought a warrant of arrest with. they took a person into custody on remand.
The arrested are accused of having been involved in several attacks on fascists, or of having planned and prepared them. The whole thing is supplemented by the obligatory accusation of having founded a criminal association according to § 129 StGB, whose goal is to “carry out attacks against persons of the right-wing scene”.
Sad news reaches us these days – the appeal process against the mad judgement of 24 years against Andreas was declared closed after only 2 short trial days. All requests for evidence, including an expert witness of Andreas’ defense counsel, were not admitted. Andreas could not attend the trial for health reasons. We remember: In the first instance Andreas was sentenced to 24 years because the court did not want to recognize the act of self-defense as such. Although there is an exonerating video of the situation, the court of appeal has now confirmed the 24 years of unconditional imprisonment. This therefore comes close to a death sentence.
As reported a few days ago, several inmates of the prison have been in quarantine since 8 July 2020 (1.). In addition, after a little more than a year, social worker B. leaves the institution (2.).
On April 19, the North Caucasian District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don convicted an anarchist from Evpatoria Yevgeny Karakashev in the case of Calls for Committing of Terrorist Activity in the Russian social network “Vkontakte”.