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Reflections on the trial against some anarchists in Belgium 2019

I have been called to appear before a Belgian State court along with some other anarchists principally accused of being a part of what was described as a “terrorist organization” at the start of a long investigation, but which in the end has been re-qualified as a “criminal conspiracy”. I am not writing these lines to begin an indirect dialogue with the State institutions, nor to tell the story of my life, but simply to tear off the veil of silence that the State might want to pull over any convictions.

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Date announced in extensive trial against anarchists in #Belgium

From 2008, the Belgian State started a large investigation aiming at different struggles – but always without concessions – against detention centres, borders, prisons and the world of authority and exploitation. In its viewfinder: the anarchist library Acrata, anarchist and anti-authoritarian publications (Hors Service, La Cavale and Tout doit partir), dozens of fl yers and posters, more than a hundred actions, attacks and sabotages…in other words the fi ght against Power in all its different expressions.

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Trial against Belgian anarchists set to begin on April 29th

Between 2008 and 2014, the Belgian State carried out a vast investigation of the struggle, always outside beaten paths, in protest at detention centers, borders, prisons and the world of authority and exploitation. The targets of the investigation: Acrata anarchist library, anarchist and anti-authoritarian publications, dozens of leaflets and posters, over one hundred actions, attacks and sabotage… in other words, the struggle against power in its various expressions.

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#DefendAfrin “Let’s meet in #Brussels against Turkey and #NATO on March 27”

The Platform for Afrin issued a call for a march to protest the Turkish invasion in Afrin and NATO on March 27 in Brussels.

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#Belgium: International Call for Solidarity Against Squatting Ban and the War Against the Poor

In the summer of 2017 Belgian parliament voted for a new law which made squatting illegal. Squatting is still possible but the law (which was implemented in fall 2017) made it much easier for owners to evict and squatting is now considered as a crime in Belgium. In the past years squatting was in a legal limbo between legal and illegal, but because of this new law squatters are risking jail time (after a court procedure).

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#Brussels: Court Decision on Charges Against 11 anarchists

The Chambre du conseil of Brussels decided which accusations will go to criminal court, in the case against 11 anarchists and anti-authoritarians.

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#Brussels May 31: Trial Against 6 Passengers Who Prevented Deportation

On August 17, 2016 passengers on a commercial flight to Cameroon prevented a deportation of a refugee after they witnessed the inhuman treatment of the refugee by copd. Six of these passengers will have to stand trial on May 31 in Brussels, Belgium.

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#StopNATO2017 Peace Activists Disturb NATO Summit in Brussels

Nonviolent activists, including those from Agir pour la Paix, are currently disrutping access to the NATO Summit through direct non violent actions.

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Stop #NATO Action Days May 21 – 26 in #Brussels

On May 24th and 25th, NATO leaders will be present in Brussels for an important NATO summit and for the inauguration of their new headquarters. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, has announced that new many billions will be spent on the military, and he urges Europe to do so too. The rise of defense budgets up to 2% of the Gross Domestic Product will undoubtedly be one of the most important topics on this summit meeting. We resist. We don’t want more money for war! We want investments in education, health, job creation and solidarity. We publish the call for international actions against the NATO Summit in Brussels from May 21 until May 26, 2017.

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