Category Archives: Repression

International repression news: Bulgaria, Belarus, Indonesia, the US and more

In Bulgaria, antifascist prisoner and prison organiser Jock Palfreeman continues his hunger strike, which has now gone on for a month. The Bulgarian families and friends of prisoners group write: “Jock Palfreeman’s hunger strike is in its 30th day today, … Continue reading

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US prisoner solidarity updates: new commutation campaign for Jalil Muntaqim and fundraiser shirts for Greg Curry

Two quick prisoner solidarity updates: Supporters of Jalil Muntaqim, a black liberation prisoner and former Panther who’s been held since the early 1970s, are launching a new campaign to get him released. “As many of you know, Jalil has been … Continue reading

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UK prisoner/legal support updates: Extinction Rebellion prisoners, Kevan Thackrar and the JCB 5

The Activist Court Aid Brigade has an update on the Extinction Rebellion prisoners who’ve been held in remand for the Docklands Light Railway action: one has been released on bail, while Mark Ovland is being held at Mark OVLAND A0671EJ … Continue reading

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Antifascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman on hunger strike, and last-minute callouts for this weekend

Jock Palfreeman, antifascist prisoner and chair of the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association, has launched a hunger strike “as a protest against the corruption and abuse of power by the management of Sofia Prison, and in particular, the chief of staff, Desilav … Continue reading

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The Stansted 15 avoid jail, government carries out a mass deportation, and train guards beat Northern Rail: an eventful day

Today saw extremely mixed news on the immigration/deportation/borders front, as the Stansted 15 managed to avoid jail time, but the government successfully managed to carry out a charter flight deporting at least 15 people to Jamaica. In a statement, the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 6th Feb: Justice for the Stansted 15, stop the Jamaica charter flight

It’s now been announced that Wednesday 6th, the same day as the Stansted 15 sentencing, will now see a mass deportation to Jamaica. End Deportations have put together a template letter for people to send to their MPs, and for … Continue reading

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Emergency callout as government sneaks in megaprison consultation

Via Freedom News and Yorkshire Campaign Against Prisons: Yorkshire Campaign Against Prisons (YCAP) has caught the state slipping through a late-notice “consultation” over its massive new East Yorkshire project. Their submissions callout, deadlined at end of this month, is below. … Continue reading

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