[poster] Solidarity with the anarchists facing repression in Aachen

Text from poster:

Two comrades from Barcelona were arrested on different occasions during
the spring of 2016, and have since been extradited and incarcerated
under pre-trial investigative detention. The prosecution of Aachen is
accusing them of carrying out a bank robbery which took place in 2014,
against a Pax Bank in Aachen. Their court case is set to begin on
January 23rd 2017, and will unfold during a 5 month period.

An other comrade, from Amsterdam, was tried for an other bank robbery
which took place in July 2013 at an Aachener branch.  In December 2016
she was acquitted. The State has since gone into revision appeal.

Whether these charged comrades ever entered these banks as unusual
customers or not is none of our concern, although we have nothing to
reproach to anyone who chooses to enter a bank armed. Our solidarity
lies with the struggles and ideas of these individuals, who, faced with
repression, have not compromised their dignity or ethics, their love for
freedom or their disdain for all authority.

The forensic police is talking about having found DNA traces in or
around the banks, on movable objects, which apparently resulted
compatible with the DNA of the accused anarchists. This evidence is
presented as an impartial and infallible indication of their presence on
those specific days in those financial institutions. Although we will
leave it to the courts and lawyers to argue about the technical
fallacies of this investigative method, these ever-growing international
DNA databases, acquired through all necessary means, become a problem
concerning everyone. These forensic proofs which are presented as
absolute truth, are in fact an other example of sciences in service of
social control and the State. This rational “neutrality” in the name of
the neutralization of unmanageable and unwanted people is in complete
conformity with democratic values: in the name of safety it attempts to
make us all willful participants in the codification of our lives.

Like in most juridical cases this technological evidence is paired with
the criminal profile of anyone considered undesirable and unprofitable
by the State (be it socially, economically, ethnically, or ethically).
These characteristics are amplified by the mainstream media, which helps
in the legitimization of repression. They are accomplices in
manufacturing these “dangerous” figures and creating the consensus to
remove them from “civil” society.

It is up to those who do not accept and are not accepted by this world,
to fight and organize ourselves against  exploitation, alienation and
the sterilization of our imagination for self-determination. It is up to
each one of us to attack these logics based on accumulation and
authority, wage-slavery and submission, wars among the poor and wars
among the States, industrial destruction and technological colonization.
To struggle for a life of dignity, autonomy and freedom.

Until we all are free...

For revolt!

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