Next call is written by Bart De Geeter, from the
prison of DÃ¼sseldorf, where he sits out his time after
his condemnation to 3,5 years in the ’Aachen 4’ trial.
below you’ll find english and german translation
Call to mobilize for the trial against the 6
anarchists arrested in Barcelona in September 2003.
Since September 2003, 4 of the 6 accused anarchists
from Barcelona are on remand. Last month the
punishments demanded by the prosecutor for the 6 have
been made known. Punishments which go till 117 years,
for accusations as being part of a terrorist
organisation, unlawful possession of weapons and
explosives, â¦ . Again, anarchists are standing before
court as it was constantly last years and again we
have nothing to expect about the possible outcome.
I do not want to stand still by the facts which are
clear. I do not want to say again what has been said
and written already so many times. It is clear that
this Europe is united to wipe out every possibility
for subversive action, to keep an eye on every
brooding nest where revolutionary ideas are still
alive, to cast this system of bourgeois
self-satisfaction and save it from a future that
endangers its existence.
The question that poses itself is which dynamic can
we develop against all this ? What can we, honestly and
within our possibilities and ideas, make move so that
they do not have their hands totally free ? What are
our priorities in this reality, not only towards the
existent, but also towards imprisoned comrades,
towards each other, so that we can wake up in the
morning and look each other in the eyes with trust,
can look forward ?
The minimum is complicity in revolutionary
solidarity, even I fit is to show our comrades that
they are not alone against this state violence. We may
not know these comrades, ignore their concrete history
and experiences. We can discuss about strategy/tactics
and eventually about the trembling word âviolenceâ,
but does this stands in the way of the expression of
solidarity and affection towards anarchists who stand
before this power, courts and prisons, our natural
Solidarity is one of the fundamentals in the active
daily struggle of every anarchist. It is what gets us
out of isolation, enriches us, and connects the
struggles. All too often this responsibility is left
to anti-repression groups, while it is a
responsibility of all of us. Everyone of us has to
familiarize him/herself with the techniques of
repression, because tomorrow it is one of you who will
be locked up and then you have to know what you can
expect from each other. How broader and more diverse
the solidarity, how stronger we stand, as well inside
as outside of the walls. Think, consult, discuss and
act. Blow life in the struggle. It begins with you.
In some months will the trial against the 6 begin.
After somewhat 3 years they will appear before the
âAudiencia Nacionalâ, the Supreme Court, in Madrid.
Now it is the time to prepare, to spread information,
to think about what to do. Those who have the chance
or the possibility to go to Madrid, make contactsâ¦ it
is certain that you will be received with open arms by
comrades in the South. For all others, let yourself be
inspired by the creativity and variety of (direct)
actions carried out last years in solidarity with
In the end, this is a call to all those who still
Carry the anarchist struggle proudly and generously in
their hearts. For all those who know that the now doe
not wait for the future and that all change demands
movement. This is for all who feel themselves
concerned with this human struggle for freedom which
this Europe wants to declare dead and bury under lock
and key. This is a call to a movement that knows to
honor its prisoners and realizes that we only have
each other and that this is our strength in the face
of the state.
Let an anarchist storm blow through their castles of
justice ! Let them know that their systematic
repression will not stop this movement of revolt !
Solidarity wit hall who struggle for freedom and
Solidarity with the Barcelona 6 ! Solidarity with met
Igor, Rafa, Carol, Joaquin, Roger and Teo !
For Anarchy !
Bart De Geeter