As the Assange case drags on and on, and a large part of the left continues to tear itself apart over the question of whether to defend a rapist who’s done some stuff to annoy the American government, almost no-one seems to be paying attention to the fact that dissidents are actually being imprisoned in the US, not for being rapists but simply for refusing to snitch on other anarchists. This week, Katherine “KteeO” Olejnik became the second anarchist to be imprisoned for refusing to co-operate with the witch hunt of anarchists in the Pacific North West.
You can write to her at
Katherine Olejnik #42592-086
P.O. Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198
She is specifically interested in news and information about the Basque region, and reading material related to linguistics and social anthropology. You can read her statement on resisting the jury here. Meanwhile, Matt Duran is still being held in solitary confinement, and could potentially be held until March 2014.
These people are being imprisoned as a direct attack on us. It can’t be stressed enough: these people are going to jail for refusing to grass anarchists up to the state. We need to support them, because their silence protects our movement; we also need to remember that this case is an attempt to prevent the emergence of mass movements infused with a militant spirit, and answer the state’s attacks with offensives of our own. The grand jury is a sign that our enemies are taking us seriously; we need to respond in a way that proves all their worst fears are fully justified.