Solidarity with UK antifascist prisoners – a report from the Netherlands

Posted on August 31, 2011


Saturday August 20 the Anarchist Group Amsterdam (AGA) organised an info evening for the imprisoned antifascists in the UK. It followed an event organised by AFA The Hague, who dedicated their monthly antifa café to writing the prisoners and informing people about their case.

Despite a lot of people being away and other activities in a squatted place in town the same night, nearly 20 people attended. We started the night with some food and drinks and updated the people on the situation of the imprisoned comrades. Then the documentary The 43 Group was screened which is clear proof of our idea that fascism is not defeated in courts nor in parliament, but on the streets and other places where they start organising.

AGA fully supports the currently imprisoned comrades
and think the decision to sentence them for conspiracy is just another trick of
the ruling class to dishearten us. We feel showing people inside are not
forgotten and can count on us in moments like this is very important.

The night continued in good spirits while we
did an antifa pub quiz after which people sat down to write some cards to the
prisoners. As this night was meant more to get word out, we’ll approach some
collectively run cafe’s and people’s kitchens here in the near future to try and
get some solidarity funding.