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(en) Poland, CK-LA* - The appeal to all leftist, anarchist and labour groups

Date Tue, 04 Oct 2005 12:41:11 +0200

Join us in solidarity actions to stand up for Andrzej Smosarski with the sentence of
confinement impending over him for having participated in the protest of polish nurses.
Red Collective/Left Alternative (CK-LA) wishes to address all labour,
leftist and anarchist surroundings for supporting our campaign of
defence of our friend and member Andrzej Smosarski "Smolen'"
who must appear before the court of the second instance on 27.09.
inst. accused of attacking a policeman during the mass manifestation
of polish nurses on 18.12.2000. in Trasa ?azienkowska in Warsaw.
Andrzej Smosarski is a many years' activist of radical left and has been
taking part in supporting the labour protests on frequent occasions. In
December 2000 being invited by All-Polish Nurses and Midwives
Union through the intervention of Polish Socialist Party was taking
part in the demonstration of that professional group in Trasa
?azienkowska. Suddenly Andrzej with some other demonstrators
got surrounded by the cordon of police officers and then he noticed
that one of the women requires immediate medical treatment. Despite
his requests police officers denied to let the woman contact
ambulances standing nearby. Seeing that the group of demonstrators
with Andrzej among them started to press forward and finally broke
the cordon of police officers trying to help the sick woman. As a result
of that Andrzej and the other activist got accused of attacking a
policeman by kicking him in his chest although nothing like that had
happened. In Andrzej's presence the police officers agreed upon their
own false version of the whole accident.

The trial in Andrzej's case in Regional Court in Warsaw ended with an
outrageous sentence of the fine of the amount of 3000 polish zlotys
(that means an equivalent of several months' payment gross receipts)
plus 800 zlotys other fees-with a commutation to 100 days of
confinement. This verdict is much more stict than the one the public
prosecutor's department had been demanding. If this verdict remains
in force our friend will be imprisoned for more than three months just
because he tried to make the sick woman be helped what obviously
was the duty of the police.

CK-LA wishes to reques support for our campaign by taking part in
demonstration of solidarity with Andrzej Smosarski in Warsaw on 26th
and 27th September in Warsaw, Chopina street 1, or by organizing
demonstrations and pickets in the other cities and in front of the polish
diplomatic agencies the day before Andrzej's trial, that means on 26th
of September 2005.

* RED COLLECTIVE - LEFT ALTERNATIVE - http://www.ck-la.tk/la.php/about

Red Collective - Left Alternative is a group created by militants of the
Red Collective and Left Alternative who belive that future of the left
does not lay in bureaucratic and centralised political parties.
Some of us had experience in co operating with political parties, that is
why we strongly criticize their policy.

We think that the decentralised movement is the best answer. We
would like to continue our work without politicans and bureaucrats,
who will betray the movement day after the elections.

For us social issues, such as co operation with workers movements
and taking part in their protests are the most important.
Instead of arguing about the history we want to create programme for
the future, which the radical left nowdays lacks.

Red Collective - Left Alternative is our answer to different political
sects, that pretend they reject capitalist political system but work in a
totalitarian way and want only more and more power.

Red Collective - Left Alternative is a part of the movement against
capitalist globalisation. Our members (before founding of the
Collective) took part in protests against the World Bank in Prague
(09.2000) and European Social Forums

We are also active in an anti war movement in Poland, taking part in
the coordination commitee of this movement.

Our group is fully democratic. We do not elect leaders, bosses or
central commitees. Every member of the collective has one vote and
all decisions are made by democratic voting.
Our members have different political views, but the leading one is
anarcho-syndicalism. We all share the idea of the pluralist movement
free of politicans.

cotact us:
tel./fax (+48) (22) 833 42 88
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