arrests for online boycott of Toro de la Vega

Posted on October 16, 2015 by Capità Pirata

On the morning of October 16, there was a simultaneous operation in various parts of the state, with the participation of police armed with machine guns to arrest five people for online boycotting the ‘Toro de la Vega’. One of them is from Borges del Camp and is in dependencies of the National Police of Tarragona.

From the Pirate Confederation, Pirates of Catalonia and the Pirate Movement, we claim the release without charges immediately for all detainees and the immediate treatment of those responsible for these events. This action cannot be considered a crime, but a peaceful claim against a cruel and inhuman act carried out in Spain.

At the same time we demand the elimination of the events of torture and animal abuse, of the ‘gag laws’ and all repressive laws against public protests, whether on the Internet or on the street.

Update (18: 30h): It seems that finally there was only one arrest in connection with this case, although we had been informed about five detainees. The arrested is a member of PACMA.

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Is it an insult to call a judge “perversor of justice”?

Trial against Jörg Bergstedt

This trial took place one friday, oct.2, 2015, before the one against Jus in the same court. Accusation: insult of a judge (“perversor of justice”). This can only be an insult if it is not true.
Therefore, in this trial will be to decide on the assertion of fact whether the judge is a “perversor of justice”. Details in German
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Oct. 5th, Hands off the trees! Call for action in the Hambacher Forest. Infonight and benefit

https://radar.squat.net/en/event/amsterdam/joes-garage/2015-10-05/hands-trees-call-action-hambacher-forest-infonight-and

https://www.joesgarage.nl/events/hands-off-the-trees-call-for-action-in-the-hambacher-forest-infonight-and-benefit

Monday October 5th 2015, Hands off the trees! Call for action in the Hambacher Forest. Infonight and benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm (address see more…

Freedom for Jus

Freedom for Jus, defend the Hambach Forest!

We received the following mail.

“Freedom for Jus – Solidarity from Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

On Friday September 18th we organized an EarthFirst! benefit party in De Onderbroek, Nijmegen. During the evening different bands performed and there were info stalls which included eco/anarcho prisoner support, GroenFront! (Dutch EarthFirst) and the Anarchist Group Nijmegen. During the show we raised awareness about the struggle at the Hambach Forest and the imprisonment of Jus. There was also the possibility to write to him on this evening.

Let’s fight together, for the destruction of this prison society and to help remind our comrades they’re never alone!”

ENDE GELÄNDE … and what’s next? ACTION CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 7th / 8th

We received this invitation by email:

“ENDE GELÄNDE in August was the biggest civil disobedience action of the climate movement. 1,500 people occupied the coal mine Garzweiler. Many participated for the first time to such an action. Despite massive violence and threat of repression from police and RWE, we could not be stopped and we halted the excavators. In addition, ENDE GELÄNDE brought the conflict between climate protection and coal mining back into the national media. For many, this was a challenging but also encouraging experience that leaves you wanting more! more…

Letter from Jus

„Comrades ! Sept. 21 Köln

Having been detained now for 60 days for blockading the expansion of the largest lignite extreme energy mine in Europe and it’s largest CO2 emitter causing not just the destruction of the forest I was & am protecting but also massive social and ecological injustices to those suffering from its effects in the global south.
I have staged a 23-day hunger strike and continued Fri.-Sun. no food hunger strikes with no water on Sat.-Sun. to bring attention to climate injustice and repression against ecological and political activists. During my actions I’ve had food thrown and kicked into my cell, lights being turned on and off throughout the night, medical staff threatening me with force feeding shutting the door in my face and insisting that I sign forms in German that I could not read, not providing translations, with comments being made on 20+ day of hunger strike that’s that there should be work (?!) in jail. more…

Armand Marozafy is free!

Translation of: https://www.sauvonslaforet.org/succes/6809/armand-marozafy-est-libre
What happened before Madagascar: freedom for the environmentalist Armand Marozafy

The smiling environmental activist Armand Marozafy posing with his wife.

On the way to freedom. Armand and his wife Stine Marozafy immediately after leaving prison (© Ecolodge at Arol)

Sept. 24 2015 The Court of Appeal in Tamatave ordered on September 23, the release of Armand Marozafy. Armand left prison far too late. Too late, because he sat five months instead of 4 to which he was sentenced. Too late, mainly because he had no business being in prison! The mobilization for the tropical forests of Madagascar continues.
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Madagascar: freedom for the environmentalist Armand Marozafy

For years, a handful of tropical timber traders are plundering unscrupulous the rainforests of Madagascar, the EIA environmental organization reports. Even in face of national parks that are declared World Heritage by UNESCO, the loggers do not stop.
Armand Marozafy, environmental activist, tourist guide and chairman of the steering and supporting committee of protected areas in the region of Masoala
In 2010, Armand Marozafy was the center of a BBC report devoted to the illegal logging of rosewood in the forests of Madagascar more…