Statement by musaferat about the Free the Moria 35 campaign.
DC: Charges dismissed against 10 inauguration day protest defendants after prosecution lies about hiding evidence. Four other Inauguration Day protest defendants await a jury verdict on several felonies, still facing decades in prison.
We write this just to give a quick update on the rapidly changing situation in Hamilton (traditional territory of the Chonnonton, Anishinabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples). Since yesterday, May 31 2018, three more people have been arrested in connection to the so-called Locke St riot: one was picked up by the SPVM in Montreal and was flown to Hamilton, where they are in custody awaiting a bail hearing, and the other two were arrested in Hamilton.
Washington, DC – The United States government has officially been put “on notice” for violating the constitutional rights of anti-Trump protesters. While the second trial of people mass-arrested at an “anti-capitalist, antifascist” protest march during President Trump’s inauguration in DC began last week, hearings for other protest trial groups have also been underway. At a trial readiness hearing today for the June 4 trial group, DC Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin delivered a major blow to the prosecution’s case, officially ruling that the US Attorney had illegally withheld evidence from protester defendants.
Six inauguration day defendants move for sanctions against a federal prosecutor and dismissal of their charges.
St Petersburg: about 400 people took part in the rally against torture of prisoners in Russia: an impressive turn out for a country where brutal political repression is a norm. The event was organized by the St. Petersburg solidarity group with anarchists and anti-fascists arrested and tortured by the Russian state.
Short statement, fundraiser adress and banner action in solidarity with anarchists in Yogyakarta in Narrm / Melbourne.
Next group of J20 inauguration protestors prepare for trial. Jury selection begins May 14.
According to dutch mainstream daily newspaper “Algemeen Dagblad” the German state delivered lists with 24 G20 “suspects” to 15 European countries and asked these European states for assistence.
Berlin: One day before the start of the chaos and discussion days, cops yesterday raided the anarchist library Kalabalik and 4 private apartments. Demo on May 12.
Call to support the J 20 defendants: “To vanquish the J20 prosecution is to help topple the AmericanState, by attacking them at a point where they are weak. Where we
exploit the State’s weakness, we show our strength. And the strength of
all revolutionary struggle and every liberatory movement. (…) We are calling for an unrelenting, diffuse, solidarity campaign until our comrades are entirely released from their present repressive situation. For an up-tick of visibility to pervade our movements worldwide, and for concentrated actions in the days ahead of the May 14th trial, and then more one or two weeks ahead of each subsequent trial if the trials persist. “