Below, Freedom reproduces the invitation to join the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners, which is organized each year from August 23 to 30.
The fact that capitalism does not focus on our needs but on profit, is demonstrated with all its brutality in times of climate crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic and the collapse of socio-economic systems all over the world. Those who profit from capitalism get rich through times of disaster. But with the ongoing crises, we are also living in a new era of uprisings from below.
The resistance to the war in Ukraine, the Sudanese protests against the military regime or the social revolt in Chile are some examples that not only show us the possibilities of organization and collective struggle. They also highlight how important it is for social movements to learn from and support each other in these times. Not only outside the walls, but also behind them.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have witnessed fierce struggles against incarceration, reminding us that incarcerated people are the most affected when everything collapses. Brazilian and Italian prison breaks, inmates burning down a prison in Thailand, and ongoing hunger strikes like the ones we see in Greece or in Polish refugee detention camps are examples of the courage shown by people in prisons to break down the walls.
In all these struggles, anarchist ideas and values are the fuel of collective resistance. Unsurprisingly, the repression against anarchists is intensifying and solidarity is needed more than ever. The capitalist domination system can work because of continuous isolation between people, endless competition, and neglect of our real needs and desires. We need solidarity in our friendships, at work, in the neighborhood, in our communities. Those outside and those inside their walls.
Let’s explode together! This is why we call again for the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners. Take a solidarity action! Write letters, organize speeches or film screenings, make our comrades visible in the streets with a banner or graffiti and let them show that they are in our hearts and that we fight together.
Let us remember those who fought against this injustice and paid for it with their lives.
No one is free, until all are free!
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