Today we spent the day in front of the Court in Düren. Five of the nine activists arrested and incarcerated during the last barricade eviction in Hambacher Forst were released without charges and still completely anonymous.
The emotions during each and every release were beautifully electrifying. Tears of happiness and relieve run down my cheeks a couple of times when I saw the face of those who I love being free again to feel the air, to listen to the birds, to fight and of course to love.
There are still another four fearless activists locked up behind bars. Don’t forget to write to them and to thank them for their amazing work.
Knowing that this is a very short update, I will leave this as it is because today is a day of love and hugs and not screens.
Rage, love and of course freedom.
PRISONS ARE FOR BURNING.
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Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD, has been placed in solitary confinement for 60 days. ‘Orta is currently serving a disgusting four-year prison sentence after he was targeted by the NYPD for filming the death of Garner at the hands of the NYPD back in 2014, sparking riots, protests, and uprisings across the US.’
Ramsey is facing relentless targeting and abuse by the prison guards. Since he began serving his ludicrous 4 year sentence, he has been repeatedly assaulted and attacked and placed in solitary confinement on multiple occasions.
‘Someone in Ramsey’s support network visited him and said he looked really pale and was in a bad space. He saying he being continually harassed and violated. Ramsey’s legal support are doing their best, but this abuse is taking a toll on Ramsey, and he needs our support more than ever. We are asking folks to share this post. We are asking folks to write Ramsey and let him know he is not alone.’
PLEASE WRITE TO RAMSEY!!!!
112 Scotch Settlement Rd
You can visit Ramsey’s website here:
UNTIL EVERY PRISON IS A LIBRARY.
The hunger strike of around 30 prisoners in Sofia prison has ended. A statement has not been released, but it is understood that prisoner direction Krestev has reopened the prison shop. The closing of the prison shop is in fact what sparked the hunger strike.
Despite the ending of the hunger strike, symbolic protests against corrupt and abusive prison director Peter Krestev continue.
UNTIL EVERY PRISON IS A LIBRARY.
Check 269 Libération Animale on their FB page.
From 3am activists from the 269 Libération Animale association have occupied a slaughterhouse in France. Activists chained themselves to the kill chain and some activists endured the freezing cold night on the roof of the abattoir.
They used smoke grenades and flares to bring attention to the bloodshed happening inside the building.
This action is undergoing and we will bring you more news as we receive them.
FOR TOTAL LIBERATION!
‘Solidarity from so-called Victoria, Australia, with imprisoned comrades from the Hambach forest occupation in Germany. On January 22nd, cops raided tree houses and barricade structures in the forest, and took 9 people into custody. We took this photo as a small part of the international day of solidarity with the Hambi 9 on February 3rd.
The occupation has for years now been an amazing and inspiring site of resistance against the continued expansion of Europe’s largest coal mine. It is part of a global struggle against ecological destruction brought on by capitalism.
Freedom for eco-defenders everywhere!’
via Insurrection News
29th January, Zug
“The night of the 29th we liberated 14 individuals from their prison in Zug, Switzerland. Cramped in a really confined space and completely isolated from each other, these creatures survived a torturous existence with only one purpose, to be fattened and murdered for our taste buds.
They didn’t even have names, just numbers. We could not accept it. We saw as our duty to free these creatures from their captivity because non-human animals feel exactly like us and have the same right to live as we do. From now on they will live in a beautiful place where they can fulfil their natural needs.
Two animals are killed every second in Switzerland alone. With this action, we were able to spare 14 lives, but we also see this liberation as a symbolic act. As a call to arms to all animal-liberating beings!
it is possible and necessary to liberate any oppressed sentient being!
Join us! Create your own affinity group! Free the animals!
For animal and human liberation!”
The IAPF – International Anti Poaching Foundation – www.iapf.org counts with an all women anti-poaching unit patrolling the land and protecting the wild.
The (apparently controversial according to the media) program started with 36 women being pushed even harder than men through a special forces style training. Only three dropped out.
The empowerment of women from disadvantaged backgrounds doesn’t just create an opportunity for them, but also for those around them. Although the unit is a wildlife conservation team, their background makes them work within the community and not against it and many have plans to open schools and foster orphans.
The fact that the whole team went vegan just says something is very right about the group.
We have linked up a video where you can see some of their training. Sadly, the documentary focuses a lot more on their white man trainer than on them, so we didn’t want to feature it as the main media. Who would’ve thought that media would still be so backwards thinking, reinforcing those social hierarchies?
POWER TO MARGNINALISED GROUPS. FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE EARTH.