As you know, part of our job is to arrest and prisoner support. This is an update on the cases we’ve been either supporting or keeping an eye on. This is also a solidarity call to action. However you decide to show solidarity is up to you, up to your affinity group and your environment, but we would like to mention a few things that folks have done as part of solidarity actions so you have choices!
Historically we have seen a massive array of ways to show solidarity with folks that are facing legal pressure and the full oppression of the state. From demos outside of prison and courthouses to banner drops, graffiti, sabotages and liberations on their name, there are many actions that one can take alone or in an affinity group.
If anyone decides to take action, please send us photos and reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth First! ARRESTEES had their plea hearing a couple of weeks back. Everybody pleaded not guilty and one of the cases was dropped. The rest are facing completely fabricated charges ranging from assault to criminal damage whilst occupying a coal mine in County Durham. They have their own fundraising link that you can find here:
Please consider donating to them. The charges might incur in pretty hefty fines, but just the transport from everywhere in the UK to County Durham is incredibly expensive.
The three arrestees in Ramsgate Live Exports have their court dates set; 31st of October and 1st of November. We are asking everybody able to support to meet in Margate Magistrates Court those days and make noise, but if people are too far away, remember that any other form of action is also a positive step to showing your solidarity towards your comrades.
SMASH Speciesism faced the plea date a few days ago. Everybody pleaded not guilty, The trial date has not been set, but during the plea about 20 people showed up to express solidarity. The court could not believe how many people were there, just for one case. It was a wonderful experience.
The McDonald’s case ended up with a Guilty verdict and a hefty fine as well as community service for the comrade sentenced. Some of the funds raised will be used for that fine.
We now have a total of SEVEN comrades that are also in need of support but that do not wish to share the case online or publicise it in any way as the case could be compromised and they could be facing serious charges. That does not make them any less worthy of our love and rage, so if folks want to take action in solidarity with them, we will call them the Silent Seven.
We’ve not stared our arrestee fundraising link for a while so we think it is a good time to do so. Please, if you have any disposable income, send some coins and help out. Certainly sharing this and telling the stories also help, and doing ANY KIND of solidarity action is a great way of sending love. Donate some coins here:
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON
NI CULPABLES, NI INOCENTES. ENEMIGOS SIMPLEMENTE!