A benefit show for antifascist prisoners will be held at Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn on Sunday, July 30. Montreal’s anti-capitalist and anti-racist Oi/punk band Action Sédition will be playing their first U.S. show in years, along with (A)Truth and Rebuschaos from NYC. This show is part of the 3rd annual International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners. The Facebook event is here.
Proceeds will be split between NYC J20 defendants and antifascist prisoners outside the US.
The Silent Barn
603 Bushwick Ave
JMZ to Myrtle-Bway
8pm doors | all ages
$8-20 sliding scale
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What is the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners?
The July 25 International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners originated in 2014 as the Day of Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman, an Australian man serving a 20-year sentence in Bulgaria for defending two Romani men being attacked by fascist football hooligans. Whether acting as individuals or as part of larger organized demonstrations, this is the kind of bravery and solidarity which defines antifascist actions against the forces of hate. Since the day of solidarity last year, we have seen this spirit all over the world—in Indonesia, Czech Republic, Brazil, Poland, England, Greece, the United States, France, Syria, Australia, Japan and all points in between.
While antifascism is global, unfortunately so is state repression. In the U.S., hundreds of antifa have been arrested resisting both the Trump regime as well as Far Right street forces. In Belarus, the state continues to harshly repress the antifascist resistance. While many of these comrades are awaiting sentences, there are still many who languish in prison. We will not forget these comrades behind the prison walls!
For more information on the July 25 International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners, see: https://nycantifa.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/antifa-prisoners-july-25-2017/
For translations of the July 25 call into German, Greek, French, Bahasa Indonesia,
Spanish, Russian, Swedish, and Finnish, see https://nycantifa.wordpress.com/global-antifa-prisoner-list/translations-antifa-prisoners-july-25-2017.