Photo: Graffiti seen in Austin reads, “From Austin to France, Combat + Resist! Free Comrade Théo! By Jakob Stein Overnight several displays of solidarity with Comrade Théo, political prisoner of the French state, went up around Austin including graffiti and posters. Comrade Théo started a hunger strike in late July after his arrest, demanding recognition as a political prisoner as well as freedom for all … Continue reading AUSTIN: Solidarity with Comrade Théo, Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike
Este artículo fue publicado originalmente por Sol Rojo. Según lo informado por la organización Jóvenes Revolucionarios, el camarada Theo ha estado en huelga de hambre desde el 22 de julio, en que comenzó su encarcelamiento. Publicamos en su totalidad una carta de su mano, transmitida a La Causa del Pueblo y Jóvenes Revolucionarios. Existe una cuenta para ayudar con los costos y financiar la campaña para su liberación. Camaradas, … Continue reading FRANCIA: Carta pública de Theo, preso político en huelga de hambre durante 16 días
Photo: Graffiti from the Languedoc. This public letter from Comrade Théo (a Communist militant, worker, and political prisoner who has been on hunger strike since July 22) was translated from the French version shared by Jeunes Révolutionnaires (Young Revolutionaries) and is dated 7/31/2019. Comrades can donate to Comrade Théo’s legal fund here. Graffiti from Quartier Rouge in Lyon. Comrades, I would first like to thank you for … Continue reading FRANCE: Comrade Théo Releases Letter, Enters Third Week of Hunger Strike
Photo: Members of Grup Yorum perform in protest of concert ban in Ankara By Mike Talavera Members of the Turkish revolutionary band Grup Yorum, seven of whom are currently in prison, have been on hunger strike for several weeks in protest of repression by the fascist Erdogan administration. The group is demanding that all its members be released, their names be taken off the “terror” … Continue reading TURKEY: Revolutionary Musicians Grup Yorum Go On Hunger Strike
By Mike Talavera On July 23, Maoist theoretician Comrade Ajith, also known as Konnath Muralidharan, was released on bail from the high-security Yerawada Central Jail in Maharashtra. He has been in prison for four years, for his alleged association with the Communist Party of India (Maoist) which has led the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army (PLGA) in a Protracted People’s War against the old Indian state. … Continue reading INDIA: Comrade Ajith is Free!
Editorial by the Incendiary Board In Nantes, France on July 22, Communist militant, labor activist, anti-fascist, and Yellow Vest, Comrade Théo was arrested at work and placed in six months of confinement for protesting reactionary labor laws. Comrade Théo is among the best children of the proletariat, he lives a life that is dedicated to arduous struggle and serves the people wholeheartedly, just as Mao … Continue reading FRANCE: Support the Hunger Strike of Political Prisoner Comrade Théo!
By Mike Talavera Dr. Banu Büyükavcı, Dr. Sinan Aydın, and Sami Solmaz, three political prisoners who had been let out of prison after being arrested in an April 2015 raid for alleged affiliation with the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML), were arrested again by German authorities on June 25 at one of the regular hearings that was conditional to their release. The three were part … Continue reading GERMANY: Three Turkish Revolutionaries Arrested Post-Release, Put in Solitary Confinement
By Mike Talavera On June 27, a German court sentenced Turkish revolutionary Erdal Gökoğlu to five years in prison for alleged association with the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (in Turkish, Devrimci Halk Kurtuluş Partisi-Cephesi or DHKP-C). Although the prosecutor in the case was asking for a three-and-a-half-year sentence, the judge exceeded this request for no reason other than political repression. For many years, Gökoğlu has participated in actions … Continue reading GERMANY: Turkish Revolutionary Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
By Ed Dalton Revolutionaries and Maoists in Germany took to the streets on June 19, internationally known as the Day of Heroism to honor and struggle for the political prisoners and prisoners of war in India. The specific focus of the campaign was to draw support for the Maoist leader Ajith and revolutionary democratic prisoner professor G.N. Saibaba. A protest was held in front of … Continue reading GERMANY: Day of Heroism Commemorated in Large Show of Support for India’s Political Prisoners
The following article is a translation of two stories from our comrades at La Cause Du Peuple. On April 10, two Yellow Vest comrades from the Clermont region were taken into custody because they had participated in a Yellow Vests demonstration on February 23. After 48 hours, the comrades refused immediate trial (“comparution immédiat” is a French legal practice where those in custody for simple, … Continue reading FRANCE: Solidarity Actions Ramp Up for Yellow Vest Political Prisoners