March 16, 2021 –
via: infernourbano Translated by act for freedom now!
We receive and spread:
On Sunday 31st January a small group of enemies of prisons (not belonging to any association or political party) gathered outside the walls of Taranto’s prison to give a noisy fervent greeting to the prisoners, who answered right away with loud whistles and screams.
Regardless of what the prisoners are accused of, what drove us to act is the desire to fight against the existence of all prison structures in that they are inhuman places which the state uses to punish anyone who doesn’t comply with its rules. Concerning the present time, it is now obvious that the perverted government dispositions put in act to face the Covid emergency are no more than a clear attack on everyone’s basic freedoms, be they prisoner or not. With the difference that in prison the situation is even more oppressive and dangerous, as lack of adequate health care and forced cohabitation in confined spaces means there is a far greater risk of contagion and death.
In March 2020 whoever tried to save their life by rebelling was brutally repressed. A direct testimony to this is the death of 14 prisoners caused by the police.
We believe that solidarity with those who rebel against their torturers, in prison as elsewhere, is a necessary act of dignity and courage that can still disturb those responsible for the oppression we are experiencing.
That is why we think it necessary to continue to do so.
What we experienced outside those heinous walls shows that is always possible to struggle against the prison institution and those who hold the keys of the prison-society in which we we live.
AGAINST THE MOST DANGEROUS VIRUS, THE STATE, LET’S TAKE BACK OUR LIVES!
LET’S CONTINUE TO FIGHT AGAINST PRISONS AND THOSE WHO HOLD THE KEYS!