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Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communists will be collecting funds for support of anarchist prisoners still being held in Prague.
October 16, 2000

International Solidarity is the Key! NEFAC to Collect Funds in North America on Behalf of Anarchists Still Held in Prague
As we all should know by now, thanks to the spectacular recuperation made by the globalized mass-media, the S26 protests in Prague against the IMF and World Bank were a success. Our European comrades succeeded in seriously disturbing the meeting of the lackey of international capitalism. In the process, the Prague police force completly lost control of the situation and were totally humiliated in the face of millions of viewers world-wide.

As a result, they arrested some 950+ protesters (or individuals who looked like protesters) in the downtown area, beating many in the process (up to 60% according to INPEG, the protest organizer, survey). Most of the arrested people lost all rights --such as a phone call, legal representation, food, water and even sleep, and many were reportedly tortured at the hands of the police. We won't repeat the whole story here, people can judge by themself by reading available material at and

As of today (October 9th), thanks to a massive international campaign, all but 16 protesters were released. The fact that only 25 will be prosecuted show's in itself that all of the police repression and violence was baseless and that most people were arrested only because they dared to demonstrate their opposition to global capitalism.

That said, even if the release of the vast majority of the prisonners is in itself a victory, there are still 16 comrades in jail. Among them are 8 anarchist-communists from Budapest, Hungary, who have been charged with 'an attack against a public official' (in this case policemen). According to unofficial information our Czech comrades gave us, the police have no evidence against them. All have a State-appointed lawyer, but because such lawyers have proved inadequate in representing activists in the past, the Czech anarchists have found a new lawyer for them. He will take this case and his work will cost less than is normal, however they will still need money for the defense costs.

Since these comrades are anarchists, and so suspected of being dangerous trouble-makers (rioters!), we don't expect much support. That is why the Northeastern Federation of Anarcho-Communist (NEFAC) will collect funds to help free these comrades. If we anarchists do not show some basic solidarity, no one else will.

In the USA, please send funds to:

Sabate Anarchist Collective
NEFAC International Secretariat
PO Box 230685
Boston, MA 02123

[Check must be earmarked " S26 Solidarity "]

In Canada, please send funds to :

Secrétariat francophone de la NEFAC
Groupe anarchiste Emile-Henry
C.P. 55051, 138 St-Vallier Ouest
Québec, Québec
G1K 1J0

[Check must be made to " Groupe Emile-Henry " and earmarked " S26 Solidarity "]



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