Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Eve Demonstration Outside Prison in Solidarity with the Yarl's Wood 3 london u.k.

On New Year's Eve, friends, family and supporters of the Yarl's Wood 3 came together outside Holloway Prison for a noisy demonstration of solidarity. Over 100 people showed that the struggle for freedom for these three brave women, and all those in detention, will continue in 2011.

In February 2010 prisoners at Yarl's Wood immigration prison organised a hunger strike. They demanded an end to indefinite and abusive imprisonment. Their courageous protest lasted five weeks, despite violent attacks by guards at the detention centre.

As retribution several people involved in the hunger strike were moved to prisons. Three of those targetted in this way are still behind bars: Denise McNeil, Sheree Wilson and Aminata Camara. They have been away from their families, friends and communities for far too long.

With whistles, pots and pans, flutes, drums, rattles, megaphones, and a soundsystem, the demonstration could be heard by those inside the prison. Chants of 'Free the Yarl's Wood 3', 'Hunger Strikers are Freedom Fighters', and 'An Injury to One is an Injury to All', and 'No One is Illegal'.

After gathering around the entrance to the prison with lots of banners, people moved around to the side entrance, within sight of people inside, who waved and shouted back. Cars and buses honked in support, and residents of the surrounding housing came and joined in.

Messages of support from organisations and individuals in Britain, and around the world were read out. Support has come from Ireland, the US, New Zealand, France, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. In Sweden, a giant banner was hung in central Malmo, calling for ' Asylum for all in 2011', to coincide with the New Year's Eve demonstration.

Their struggle was “for everyone in detention”. We need to support those who take action on the inside. When they use prison to try to silence resistance we will fight back.

THE YARL'S WOOD THREE WILL ALSO HAVE BAIL HEARINGS IN THE COMING WEEKS. Your support is very welcome. If you would like to come to the court to show support for them contact

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Free the Yarl's Wood 3    
from uk indymedia. 

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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)