There’s a pair of events coming up in London in solidarity with people facing repression. On Wednesday 17th, there’ll be an evening of information and discussions, and on Saturday 20th there’s a benefit party planned. Both events are focused on the cases of the antifascist who was just jailed for the Dover clashes and the Turin 6, six people being held after a raid on a squat in Turin. To support the UK antifascist, you can donate to their solidarity fund, if you’d like to do something for the Turin 6 you can write to them at:
Fabiola De Costanzo
Francisco Esteban Tosina
all held at
CASA CIRCONDARIALE – Via Maria Adelaide Aglietta, 35 – 10151 Torino
Or donate to their solidarity fund:
Account Holder Giulia Merlini
Over in the US, the Dead City Legal Posse have an update on the terrifying legal proceedings taking place against around 200 people who were rounded up in the protests against Trump’s inauguration. The level of charges being brought against these people is scary, and clearly designed to be intimidating, but their legal defence group seem to have their act together.
Meanwhile, in Ireland, the Jobstown trial continues (as do various other less high-profile cases against water tax protesters – see the Court Dates group for news from these other cases). The news from the Jobstown trial sounds like it’d be hilarious if it wasn’t such a grim case: just over the last week or so, a government minister’s given evidence saying she thinks the protest was a menacing and intimidating scene, even though there’s televised footage of her saying that she didn’t condemn what happened that day from the run-up to the last election, and a copper has said that rocks were thrown at the car, and that the statement they wrote at the time, which did not mention any rocks being thrown, must have been a mistake. But perhaps the best evidence to come out so far is this footage from a police helicopter, with a voiceover saying “the jeep coulda went backwards ages ago, but they seem to not want to do that… there’s no hassle really.”
Just to repeat, these seven defendants are on trial for false imprisonment, a kidnapping charge that can carry a life sentence.