Thursday, January 27, 2011

Letter of Olivier in jail on remand in Paris since the 14/01

Summarized: "No freedom for the enemies of power," they tell us.
We say "no peace for the enemies of freedom."


Prison La Santé
We are not in jail for graffities

We have been arrested in the street, in the Belleville district, by the BAC (brigade against criminality). Two patrols were turning knowing what they were looking for. In a bag, the cops found a spray and our fingers were a bit too dark for their taste. Our passage to the police station was not long, just enough for the cops to get out all their outfit of old tricks, less to force us to talk than to pressure. In the afternoon of 13, those of the SAT-Criminal Brigade (anti-terrorist section of the criminal brigade) pick us up, smiling. Therefore it is quite clear that the graffities will be only one insignificant detail, a pretext to bring us down
"Too bad, you had subsided, we went away with all that, but now you've relauch everything ." Some attempts to auditions for the form. Before that, houses searches to update their publication archives, to put a little mess. In offices, beamed notes inform us of complaints by the Red Cross.
We quickly fixed. Already in the police station of the twentieth district the cops were talking to a special meeting among them after a call from 36 Quai des Orfevres about the degradation of several locals of Red Cross in Paris, the night of January 11 to 12 . Other graffities targeted the house of Justice and Law, in the tenth district. Anti-Terrorist Section on their teeth for graffities? There is something wrong there. The night of our arrest, graffities have benn spraid with messages of solidarity with the revolt these recents weeks in Tunisia, Algeria, against the state, whether democratic or dictatorial. So asked us question about this, but also graffities the night before, claiming that the subject would be the same (it's true that very few people show their hostility to the state ...) and that expressions like "death to the State" have been found in both cases
Beyond these specific facts, they blame us for the continuity of polical activities, our participation in fights, and thus complicity links and friendship forged during these struggles. In this context, the prison to punish a violation of judicial control which forbade , for two of us, to see and communicate clearly intended to destroy all forms of struggle and organization, beyond the informal democratic framework and its social control.
The criminal conspiracy as a charge, even if it's not formally mentioned in our case remains the obsession of those who seize on any fact, even as "trivial" as graffities, smoke bombs, posters to fit them into the mold "anarcho-autonomous" A good building practice, for each separate force, terrorizing the others, taking apart possibly the "leaders" of the "supporters", "theorists" and "Billposters" "pickers" and "performers" writ in authoritarian and hierarchical model is that of society as we're fighting, and that disgusts us in every way. This kind of pressure surges, in time where some struggles against detention centers and all forms of confinement, for example, seems to be marking time, act as a "precautionary principle" to nip in the bud any attempt
of conflict against what dominates us. The regular complaints from the Red Cross participate fully in this cops's offensive, not losing an opportunity to collaborate with them. Hand in hand for the management of prisons, hand in hand in the suppression of anti-authoritarian struggles. A little paint for these humanitarian with red hands, it's not a heavy price to pay ...
Beyond the particular practices and means used in the fight (since both are mentioned fires, destruction targeted, degradation simple, collectives occupations...) it's the struggle itself and what it is in terms of desires and perspectives (a world without exploitation, without money, without prisons, without a state) that wants to stifle. This is anything but the consequence of a state, or "emergency laws".
Freedom and democracy have nothing to do together. It must be quite a liar for saying the opposite. What piss them of is that our rage, our revolt and our struggles have nothing to claim, to concede nothing, nothing to deny, nothing to beg. We leave all that happy to the professional and opportunistic politics. Similarly, our friendships, our affinities are not negotiable. The freedom we want is unconditional.
A slogan of the revolt in Kabylia said:
"You can not kill us, we're already dead."
The State may also fuck us in jail, but the existing social relations already lock us up.
One thing that we do not forget: we have only one life.
Summarized: "No freedom for the enemies of power," they tell us.
We say "no peace for the enemies of freedom."

A communique about the arrests in France and the solidarity to the revolt in Maghreb- a definition of Liberty among different revolts. CLIK TO READ....

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Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)