July 25th: International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners

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The July 25 International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners is less than a week away!

Events and actions will be held across the globe, including New York City, PhiladelphiaLa Puente, California, Chicago, Denver, and Portland, Oregon (US); Sydney (Australia); Helsinki and Tampere (Finland); Bristol and other cities (UK), as well as Bulgaria, and lots of other places!

If you are not able to attend an event in person, you can send mail to the prisoners or make a donation to their support funds. (Please note that the prisoner list includes new antifa prisoners since the original call, and updated information for others.)

The original call and the prisoner list is here:

Antifascists fight against those who—in the government or in the streets—dream of imposing their fascist and other Far Right nationalist nightmares on the rest of us. Throughout the world, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, and racist bigotries are on the rise. Antifas are on the frontline in confronting these reactionary politics, and we will not forget our comrades imprisoned in the course of this struggle.

Demonstration in solidarity with Joel and other persecuted Antifascists

Demonstration in solidarity with Joel and other persecuted Antifascists

The July 25 International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners originated in 2014 as a Day of Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman, an Australian who is imprisoned in Bulgaria for defending two Romani men from an attack by fascist football hooligans. Groups around the world took action: holding demonstrations, benefits supporting the Bulgarian Prisoners Association, writing to Jock, and talking about the plight of the Romani and Sinti people in general.

In 2015 we would like to expand this day of solidarity to all antifascist prisoners around the world. We encourage groups to take the day to plan an event of their choice—whether it is a letter writing, demonstration, benefit, or other action—and to focus on the prisoners and related issues that are of most importance to them locally.

Below is a list of global antifascist prisoners; if there is an antifa prisoner who is missing, please e-mail us with his or her details and the language(s) they can read.

No Pasaran!
Until All Are Free!

LIST OF ENDORSING GROUPS:

  • NYC Antifa (US)
  • One Peoples Project (US)
  • RASH Florida (US)
  • NYC Anarchist Black Cross (US)
  • Torch Network (US)
  • Brighton Anarchist Black Cross (UK)
  • Slackbastard (Australia)
  • Anti Fascist Action Sydney (Australia)
  • Projekt Antifa (Denmark)
  • Antifa International (International)
  • Denver Anarchist Black Cross (US)
  • Rocky Mountain Antifa (US)
  • Varis – antifasistinen verkosto (Finland)
  • Anti-Fascist Network (UK)
  • Helsinki Anarchist Black Cross (Finland)
  • Föreningen fånggruppen (Sweden)

TRANSLATIONS OF THE CALL:
Finnish and Russian

The full antifa prisoner list, with addresses and bios, is available on the NYC Antifa website.

Many cities will be holding events and actions, which include New York City, PhiladelphiaLa Puente, California, Chicago, Denver, and Portland, Oregon (US); Sydney (Australia); Helsinki and Tampere (Finland); Bristol and other cities (UK), as well as Bulgaria, and lots of other places!

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