Archiv der Kategorie 'Prisons struggles'

Escaping from Prison

April 7th, Lavaur: a 17 years old boy escapes from his EPM

He escaped after lunch; climbing to the roof, and jumping over the surrounding wall, 5m high. Due to press, some neighbours went to the prison door to testify and to tell guards about what they saw: a young guy running for his liberty. he was imprisonned for three weeks, for stilling. A collaborator told the press he knew him from Toulouse, saying he was a poor teenager from Oran (Algeria), who used to live in the streets. Escaping from Algeria, he crossed Spain hidden in trains. He hasen‘t been found. Hope he will not be.

April 7th, Seine-Saint-Denis : a charged person escaped from Court in Bobigny, for the second time.

He already escaped the same Court in 2009 while being interrogated by the judge, and found later again, and imprisoned in Fresnes.
This time, he jumped over his hearing box when the judge announced one of the accused was discharged, creating chaos in the room. He went out from a back room, jumped from the window and climbed a wire fence…

Prison kills!

Angers, March 4th:
New graffitis after the suicide in Orvault, in the prison for under-age youth (EPM)

The Youth Judicial Police (PJJ) was recovered: “ The EPM kills!“
On the back of the Court House, another graffiti: „Justice kills“
Near the prison, one could read: „The State imprisons, the state kills!“, „solidarity“ and „this world is a prison, let’s burst!“

„courage and determination to the imprisoned people and their relatives“

< Indymedia Nantes

A suicide in a juvenile prison

    The claim for an action after the information was spread over:

“ In the night from Sunday to Monday, some graffities came to decorate the Orvault city hall and the area of the EPM ( juvenil prison): faboulous „sucide in the EPM, State murder, conniving town council“. To not let it pass, and to remind the will to destroy prisons in any way ( „fire to the EPM“, „prison die!“).

A suicide in prison, is not a suicide, it’s the State which imprisons and kills. It’s also the town council that let this letal establishment to be built, in exchange of the building of an anti-noise wall.

That’s clear, Orvault citizens can deeply sleep, one silently kills, under the protection of the watchtowers and six meters high walls.

Don‘t count on us to stop shouting our hate of this shit world, of cops and guards, and of all what imprisons.
Strength, courage and determination to all who are inside.“

< Indymedia Nantes

No fortress of power is invulnerable

Aussi longtemps que nous serons déterminés… Aucune forteresse du pouvoir ne sera invulnérable

Translation of a poster found on some walls, Greece, 2010

    Ils ne nous convaincront jamais, ces fanatiques de la démocratie, que la vie équivaut à la survie, que le travail libère, que nous devons être des esclaves dociles dans les rouages dentés d’une machine globalement basée sur l’exploitation et l’oppression.

    Nous ne deviendrons jamais de « bons citoyens » submergés dans la déprimante solitude de notre canapé, lâches audacieux aux commandes de la doctrine sécuritaire, satisfaits de la médiocrité de notre existence.

    Ils ne corrigeront jamais nos désirs avec des lois, des règles et des cachots. Il y aura toujours ceux qui osent et qui continueront à s’attaquer à la logique et la moralité de la domination, qui brûlera dans le même feu que nous avons allumé ; par les cendres de la connaissance et les flammes de l’action.

    Nous ne sommes pas intéressés par la création d’une mythologie de l’action – simple outil dans les mains de chaque opprimé doté d’une conscience, comme nous ne sommes pas intéressés par la construction des « innocents » et des « coupables » par la légalité civique et tous ses laquais.

    Nous saluons et respectons les choix personnels et l’action polymorphe de compagnons -anarchistes, révolutionnaires et rebelles- qui regardent l’ennemi dans l’œil et attaquent, un rêve au cœur.

    Contre l’existant et ses défenseurs nous opposons notre solidarité en pratique et notre désir rageur de liberté, jusqu’à la destruction des prisons et de la société qui en a besoin.

    Liberté pour les anarchistes Alfredo Bonanno et Christos Stratigopoulos emprisonnés en attente de leur procès depuis le 1er novembre 2009 et accusés d’un braquage de banque.

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In ENGLISH
< Non fides

No fortress of power is invulnerable ...as long as we are determined

    They will never convince us, those fanatics of democracy, that life equals survival, that work liberates, that we have to be submissive slaves in the cogwheels of a global machine based on exploitation and oppression.

    We will never become “good citizens” submerged in the depressing loneliness of our couch, audacious cowards at the commands of the security doctrine, satisfied with the mediocrity of our existence.

    They will never correct our desires with laws, regulations and dungeons. There will always be those who dare and will continue to attack against the logic and morality of dominion, which will burn in the same fire we have lit the ashes of knowledge and the flame of action.

    We are not interested in creating myths of actions- tools in the hands of every oppressed with a conscience, as we are not interested in the construction of “innocent” and “guilty” by civic legality and all its lackeys.

    We salute and respect the personal choices and the polymorphous action of comrades – anarchists, revolutionaries and rebels- who look the enemy in the eye and charge holding a dream in their heart.

    Against the existent and its defenders we oppose our solidarity in practice and our raging desire for freedom, until the destruction of prisons and the society that creates them.

    FREEDOM FOR THE ANARCHISTS ALFREDO BONANNO AND CHRISTOS STRATIGOPOULOS IMPRISONED AWAITING TRIAL FROM 1/10/2009 ACCUSED OF BANK ROBBERY.

Vincennes trial: no lawyers, no accused

On Monday, the lawyers decided to leave the place when the judge announced the trial will last three weeks… instead of three days.

    This Monday was supposed to be decided the dates of the trial for the Vincennes detention Center detainees, accused of its arson on summer 2008. Indeed, the last three hearings, so chaotic, where disturbed, and the trial hasn‘t start yet. Solidarity actions took place, and alot of people came to the trial.
    The lawyer had several demands for the next hearings dates (as professional hours), but the judge ignored them, and decided the trial will follow these days.

    So all the lawyers left the court. But the judge goes on, and asked the policemen about their conditions of being available. Then she ordered to watch the video of the center. To show her interest, she asked to watch several videos at the same time… and even asked to speed up the band.
    The movies were bad quality, and even the policeman said „there’s nothing“. The judge wasn‘t even watching it.

    The video will then be unwinded, but with no lawyers, no accused, and no spectators.

    < Info from Indymedia Nantes

    About the first three days: HERE

    About the solidarity action week: HERE