Joel was one of the antifascists who chose to defend the anti-racist demonstration in Kärrtorp when it was attacked by fascists. He acted in self-defense but was sentenced to a 5,5 year long imprisonment in Svea Court for attempted manslaughter.
Today Joel is active within Fånggruppen and tries to make the best of the situation by building a network with other political prisoners and spread knowledge about prison struggle and solidarity work even to us who still have our freedom intact. The work he performs is important, but he will never get back the years inside the walls. It’s years without close contact with family and friends, years without freedom, and natural connection. For most of us it’s impossible to imagine that kind of situation, but we are many who stand united with his actions and we continue to claim that antifascism is self-defense. The least we can do, those who are on the other side of the walls, is to come together to pay the bills he has to pay in addition to his imprisonment.
These 40 000 kr (approx.. 4268 euro or 4697 USD) is a cost that Joel shouldn’t have to pay personally, but instead we take it as a collective, all of us who stand with Joel and the other antifascists who defended the popular demonstration on the square in Kärrtorp.
To contribute to this fundraising is a concrete way to show solidarity, but it’s also a symbolic act which shows that we are many who stands up against fascism together. The price of antifascist activism should never fall on individuals, instead we pay for it as a collective movement.
To donate from a non-swedish bank account: IBAN: SE0680000832799438650120
/Antifascist Action Stockholm, Föreningen Fånggruppen
New phase in the aftermath of repression following the angry demo in Cremonaon January 24th 2015, a few days after the attack by members of the fascist organization Casapound to the CSA Dordoni’s comrades and the serious wounding of Emilio. For practices implemented during that event, four boys are still subjected to home arrest and mandatory residence.
On the morning of October 20th, after nine months by the events, a number of searches and precautionary measures hit the comrades residents in different parts of Italy.
Three arrests were made in Cremona, Milan and Palermo, while it is impossible to find comrade based in Brescia.
From the police headquarters, we know that the identification of one of those arrested has been help by the recovery of helmets and other material left to the end of the demo, through which the cops would have climbed back to the store and then to the buyer.
To spread the names of antifascists arrested expect to know the prisons in which they were imprisoned, although it has already been published in the local media.
At dawn this morning four comrades were arrested, living in the province of Cremona (one militant CSA Dordoni), one from Brescia (fugitive at the time), one of Palermo and one in Milan, with heavy charges, including destruction and looting (from 7 to 15 years of jail according to law) and external complicity (increased punishment) and connected directly to that day in which thousands of people have marked a profound incompatibility with the establishment of a fascist seat within the city area.
We got the adresses of the prisoners – please write to them to show solidarity!
C.C. di Cremona
Via Palosca 2,
C.C. di Cremona
Via Palosca 2,
Giovanni Marco Codraro
Piazzale Pietro Cerulli 1,
October 20th: this morning big police forces have blocked both sides of the former Telecom building in Via Fioravanti (Bologna) to proceed to the eviction of the structure occupied on December 4th 2014 and which gives home to many families (280 individuals) that they can not afford a house because of the crisis.
Immediately the resistance of the occupiers engages, who in about 150 climbed on the roof and from inciting the solidarity picket formed immediately to support the effort against an act of repression that makes good account of the misery of management of the housing geared to not solve problems but to continue to reproduce.
After about ten minutes the picket was charged by the police who want to prevent any kind of active solidarity to those who are leading the resistance on the roof.
During the charges a guy was wounded in the hand, probably broken as a result of the brutality of police intervention.
Update 14.15: Antiriot cops are wearing helmets in the Ex-Telecom and take away the children from the parents making the space with batons! A child with respiratory problems was taken away by ambulance, while meanwhile, continues to divide the other children from their mothers.
Update 15.30: Firefighters are entering into the Ex-Telecom with the aim of trying to achieve resistant in the roof! Men, women and children do not want to surrender… that is their home!
Update 16:15: During the eviction and there are reports of an occupant with the jaw split due to a kick from a cop, resistance continues in and out of the building. The network Eat The Rich has held a solidarity dinner directly in front of the picket at 8 pm tonight. This long day is also seeing the great protagonists of the occupants of Via Mario De Maria and Muri di Porta Galliera, participating from early morning.
At 6.00 a.m. the police evicted Atlantide. The ultimatum of the City Council then took the body, through the tanks that surrounded the space and then drag the weight off the comrades inside. The operation has put so (temporary) end to a path more than ten years of struggle on the issues of self-determination, under the banner of antisexism, antifascism and antiracism.
Particularly ridiculous was the operation of the masonry of the entrance of the keep of Porta Santo Stefano that housted Atlantide; certainly not a good business card than the desire to transfer to that place social services, according to official statements of the City Council. Rather there is the suspect that like so many times before, after the eviction will follow only the abandonment and dust.
Once the operation finished, activists of Atlantide along with many solidarity came to the area have created a demo. Here there were relaunched future appointments, from the press conference today at 12 until you get to the demo that will take tomorrow to inform the city what happened.