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(en) UK, class war 86 - Riot Round Up

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Mon, 29 Mar 2004 09:31:40 +0200 (CEST)

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Riot Round Up
Think there is nothing going on ? that everyone has given up?
Corporate capital is unchallenged world-wide, save for a few
religious mentalists trying to take us back to the twelfth century?
Wrong! Have a look at some of these events from the tail end of last year.
7th October, HMP Lewes, England - prisoners damaged two
offices and started several fires.
15th October, Baku, Azerbaijan - protesters clashed with police in
the worst street fighting in the country since the fall of
Communism, in protest at rigged elections.

15th October, Montreal, Canada - punk fans decided to do
something useful for a change when their gig was cancelled and
went on the rampage in the city centre, smashing shop and car
windows, torching more than four cars and injuring two cops.

16th November, Seoul, South Korea - trade unionists hurled
molotov cocktails at police, wounding over 44 coppers.

19th November, Seoul, South Korea - trade unionists attacked
police with fire bombs and steel pipes in revenge for colleagues
who had killed themselves over government policies.

21st November, Miami, Florida - despite facing hundreds of cops
armed with batons, concussion grenades, teargas, stinking liquid
spray, plastic bullets and stun guns, over 1,000 protesters set fire
to rubbish, threw stuff at cops and tried to pull down security
fences in opposition to a FTAA free trade meeting.

2nd December, Bangu 3 Prison, Brazil - a group of prisoners took
20 people hostage, killed a screw and wounded two others.

3rd December, Baker, California - prisoners rioted over the arrival
of a known snitch.

3rd December, Caracas, Venezuela - street vendors threw
firecrackers and fired guns at police after cops tried to seize illegal

4th December, Saravan, Iran - protesters clashed with police after
cops shot and killed a motorcyclist for failing to stop.

18th December, Manama, Bahrain - stones and petrol bombs
were thrown at cops, tyres were set on fire to block roads and
photographers suspected of being undercover cops were attacked
in protest at officials accused of torturing political prisoners not
being prosecuted.

24th December, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Buddhists (!) attacked
police at the funeral of monk.

25th December, Qalqiliya, West Bank - 200 people scaled the new
wall separating Palestinians and Israelis, burnt tyres and threw
rocks at Israeli soldiers, while in Nablus youths threw stones at an
Israeli tank and were shot at, one 20 year old Palestinian was

27th December, Nablus, West Bank ? Palestinians fired guns,
threw bricks and molotovs at Israeli soldiers.

28th December, Grafton, Australia - youths an a juvenile
detention centre armed themselves with tools from a workshop
and shut down the prison, threatening screws, setting fires and
causing a large amount of damage.

29th December, Seoul, South Korea - 3,000 farmers threw stones
and steel pipes at cops while a free trade agreement was being
discussed in parliament.

30th December, Amsterdam, Holland ? residents started fires and
threw molotov cocktails at police over a ban on the tradition of
burning Christmas trees in the street.

30th December, Taupo, New Zealand - youths threw bottles at
cops as they tried to enforce a drinking ban.

One Man Riot

It must have been one of those days! Congratulations to the
Winchester man who decided he?d had enough and took direct
action. Having been realised from custody earlier in the day, the
unnamed man returned to Chichester police station on
appropriately the 5th of November. By the time he had finished
four patrol cars were burnt out completely by petrol bombs, three
others severely damaged and several windows in the station
If you are going to do it, do it properly is our message and this was
one Guy Fawkes Night that everyone in Winchester can


A law firm in Orlando, Florida, has been shut down after it was
revealed that not only were its partners not lawyers but that the
founder was unable to attend evening meetings as he had to return
to an open prison each night to complete a five-year term for
Perhaps George Bush will use them to count the votes in Florida
in this years elections!

How the Prison Service Works

1.Abuse and torture inmates at HMP Wormwood Scrubs
2.Take years to admit ?a regime of violence and torture?
3.Settle 46 claims, paying &1.7 million to prisoners
4.Keep 11 of the 14 prison officers responsible in their jobs
5.Carry on as before

Don?t Let The Bastards Grind You Down

Congratulations to the prisoners employed to put the 1901 census
on the internet. HM Prison Service?s contract with the Public
Records Office did not include anything even approaching the
minimum wage for the prisoners doing all the work. But if you pay
peanuts, you get monkey business ??.
As well as going slowly (well very slowly) prisoners ensured that
every individual who was listed as a gaoler of prison officer was
entered on the database as ?Screw?.
Eventually the contract was taken off the prison service, and
completed by workers in India and Sri Lanka.


Two one-legged convicts scaled security walls to break out of jail.
They were among 26 inmates who sawed the bars of their cells,
shinned to the grounds using ropes and then jumped over the wall
of the prison in Niteroi, Brazil. Ten convicts, including one of the
disabled men, were caught?.we are not pulling your leg.

Robbie Stewart

During 2003 Class War (and other political organisation?s who
support political prisoners) were contacted by Mr Stewart, who is
currently in HMP Woodhill. He expressed interest in our ideas
and described himself as an Anarchist.
What he did not reveal is that he is the same Robbie Stewart who
in 2001 murdered his Asian cell mate, Zahid Mubarek in Feltham
Young Offenders Institute. Convicted and sentenced to life
imprisonment, he was quoted as expressing support for nail
bombings in ethnic areas, and made it clear at his trial that he was
a committed racist.
Class War has decided not to correspond with Robbie Stewart due
to the nature of the crime he committed. The fact that he chose
not to mention why he was in prison, whilst in one letter making
the aside that ?I have ruined my life? implies that he is not
someone who has come to terms with his own actions and the
damage they have caused.
We do not know if his interest in Anarchism is genuine, is to pick
up intelligence for a racist organisation or if it has been
encouraged by the authorities so as to discredit those who support
We do know his crime is far to recent and vivid to forget. Or to

Campaign Against Prison Slavery
CAPS now has an excellent website at
Individual subscriptions to the group cost &2 per year, &50 for
trades unions and organisations.
CAPS can be contacted at PO Box 74, Brighton, BN1 4ZQ.

A Wankers Wanker

Hello to Sgt Sullivan of the State of Washington Department of
Corrections. Not content with having to carry a truncheon all day
to make up for having a very small penis, Sgt Sullivan gets to
censor prisoners mail.
In the UK the authorities are working very hard to re-classify
political dissent as terrorism - that?s why a bunch of hippies
demonstrating outside an arms fair get stopped and searched
under the Terrorism Act. In the USA, those advocating political
dissent (and particularly those in prisons) are instead classified as
gang members, with a whole set of laws and red-tape given to the
authorities to fight this ?gang menace?.
According to Sgt Sullivan the friendly, cuddly, family newspaper
you are holding in your hands right now contains ?gang symbols?.
So he bans it. He also deducts the cost of sending a letter to
England informing us of this decision from the prisoners pay.
All in all not a very nice man. Thanks for your work Sgt Sullivan
you have just made some enemies for life.

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