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Solidarity actions with imprisoned anarchists in Barcelona

Friends of Ruben & Ignasi | 21.02.2006 03:02 | Repression | Social Struggles | World

On the 9th of February the anti-terrorist police arrested 3 people in Barcelona. One of them has been released, but Ruben and Ignasi continue to remain in prison, on charges of being involved with arson attacks and an unexploded bomb incident. The targets of the arsons were all involved in Spanish prisons, i.e: C.I.R.E - Which is a body involved in forced prison labour. In Spanish prisons torture is commonplace, especially in the beginning period of detention. Acts of solidarity with Ruben & Ignasi are essential.

Free Ruben and Ignasi!
Free Ruben and Ignasi!

It has just been confirmed that Ruben & Ignasi's FULL names and relevant addresses are:

Ruben Masmano Bernel
(Modulo 1 de C.P. Brians)
C.P. Can Brians
Apartado 1000
08760 Martorell

Ignasi Antolino Perez
(Modulo 4 de C.P. Quatre Camins)
Apartado 335
08430 La Roca del Valles
Granollers - Barcelona

Organise and take action now against Spanish embassies, consulates and companies!

FAX: (Spain Int. code +34) 93 556 99 13

(this is the relevant Spanish institution responsible for the detainees)


Please send details of any actions taken:

International solidarity actions

a)FRANCE: On february 15th, around 11:30 AM, an office of the spanish consulate in Marseille was occupied, on 28 Eduardo Delanglade street. While the occupation lasted many faxes were sent to the Home Office, newspapers and also many phone calls were done.

Fax text (that was sent to Spanish Home Office):

In Spain there is torture as in medieval China

On january 31st 2006, the public prosecutor asks for 5 to 113 years imprisonment for the anarchist comrades arrested in september 2003. 4 of them have already spent 2 and a half years imprisoned without trial. On february 2nd, 7 people are arrested after a injustified police intervention on a private party, where a local police officer is severely wounded in the head due to the violence situation provoked by the same police forces. Two of them were imprisoned at an hospital were they were gone due to a bike accident that they had on a totally different area. Three people are imprisoned with charges of "homicide attempt".

On february 9th, catalan police "mossos d'esquadra" made a raid where three people are arrested, accusing them of incendiary sabotages. After one day, one of the guys is freed with charges, and the other two are sent to "la Modelo" on preventive prison (later they were transferred to two prisons near Barcelona)

One policeman in coma due to their own brutality is only a small consquence of what happens when they apply a set of laws which refers to people as garbage to be taken out of the streets. You call us to civility when you apply zero tolerance? Well, no!

We also want a piece of the cake, so we?re demanding the immediate liberation of all the arrested, and basing ourselves in the same laws, we ask for death sentence to all the "mossos d'esquadra" and shoes to be made with their sons, so we can walk over the degenerated genes of the mutant beings that are the catalan police forces.

If we've something in common its the ability to become intolerant!

b)PORTUGAL: Action in Lisbon

About the things happened last week in Barcelona.

Active solidarity with the arrested people on 4th and 9th february. Against the terrorist state and multinational corporations that back them.

We decided to attack who represents spanish capitalist system that tries to sell us their uniformity.

In this case, we left some information and made some damages at a Zara shop (fashion chain stores)

We demand the immediate release of the arrested and the end of harassment and prosecutions.

---> Spanish solidarity actions

1.. Solidarity campaign in Andalusia

After getting to know about the affairs of Barcelona, once again solidarity is necessary, smashing walls and borders.

In Andalusia we're starting a solidarity campaign with the repressed comrades and so make our support screams as well as our most vigorous rejection to state's watching dogs. It has been a long time since state systematicly attacks the anarchist movements, and this makes us aware that the flowers planted by our comrades are growing and blooming. State fears us, knows we're right and even though they repress us the way they do, our screams of freedom will rise.

Our comrades are not alone! Active solidarity! Down with the walls, mental or physical!

b) Demonstration in Bilbao

c)Leaflets given out in Madrid

d) Proposal of joint actions for the freedom of Ruben and Ignasi

As you will know, on february 9th three comrades were arrested (one freed with charges the day after) accused of a couple of sabotages. Up today, they are held in preventive prison without much of evidences. We feel it necessary to give a strong and united answer. The libertarian movements, fragmented and in some ways without a direction and a bit disorientated (we have to recognise that) has many problems setting up real and strong campaigns to give visibility to these cases.

We believe it necessary to polish up differences between us and start to work together on common grounds: solidarity with prisoners has to be one of these grounds, fundamental and prioritary.

We think that to carry on this counter-repressive work it is necessary to socialize the situations of our comrades and the general prison system and social control techniques by means of visible action.

That's because we suggest friday february 24th (and during all weekend) were all protest actions, visibilization and attack for the freedom of Ruben and Ignasi and in solidarity with the rest of anarchist prisoners. Wherever it is possible to set up informative meetings at schools, universities or in your neighborhoods, pickets at sqaures and courts all over the state, posters, banners, traffic blockings... we all can support in many ways depending on our context and abilities.

It's time to self-organise!

e) 2 traffic blockings on monday february 20th

Some people have blocked traffic this morning the Sants street (corner Olzinelles) to protest against the imprisonment of Ruben and Ignasi. During the action, which has become in lots of traffic problems (it was rush hour), two banners were raised "Freedom for Ignasi and Ruben, arrested and imprisoned on february 9th" and leaflets were handed out to the people walking down the streets.

Another traffic/blocking action was held in the crossing of Pau Claris and Diputacio streets, on the city center.

f) A poster has been made in catalan, spanish and english which contains almost the same text as the leaflet "A thousand reasons to keep fighting"

If someone wishes to print it, please write to and ask us for the .pdf on (in A3 format, around 6 MB), ready to print!

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