A number of Anarchist Black Cross groups have called for a week of action and support for anarchist prisoners worldwide, starting on Monday.
In a statement groups from Europe, US and Middle East said:
A new decade has started on this planet. With the rise of right-wing movements and the slow decline of social democracy, we are looking into coming years of intense struggle with the state and capitalism. There are already many anarchists sitting in prisons for taking on this fight—forgotten or ignored by liberals and human rights NGOs for “violent” actions.
Quite often anarchists do get solidarity from parts of the society from which they are come. After all who can support one better than their own fellow humans trapped in the same misery of exploitation. However, we believe that responsibility for those facing repression in different parts of the world should not be only on the shoulders of local communities, but of international anarchist movements. Through our collective actions we can not only more widely diffuse the resources that are available, but also keep the fires burning in the chests of those imprisoned through autonomous revolutionary love and direct actions!
This is a call for you to act in solidarity with imprisoned anarchists all around the world. From the 23rd of August 2020—the day of execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, you can do everything, limited only by your imagination. Put some of that vast imagination into action to make people feel your energy and show our collective strength in revolutionary struggle!
If looking for specific prison details the likes of Brighton ABC,
London ABC and ABCf keep lists (though occasionally these may have out of date elements). The ABC networks are always in need of support, so if you have some time spare get in touch with them!
More info about the Week of Solidarity can be found on this website, on
Twitter (@solidarity_week), Facebook (@WeekOfSolidarity) or by writing
to an e-mail: tillallarefree(at)riseup.net