Brisbane Solidarity Network

Anarchist Picnic this Saturday 26th 12 midday

Posted in Events by Kapi Pulka on July 23, 2014

10173764_631357123585032_3800907104797034687_nAnarchist Picnic this Saturday
No gods, no masters, but there will be plenty of sandwiches and sunshine, as anarchy descends on the streets of Brisbane in the form of THE ANARCHIST PICNIC (5.0). Saturday 26 July, 12pm (that’s midday!) *NB LOCATION* = Orleigh Park, West End.

Bring zines, banners (to paint), political discussion topics, some food to share and/or instruments. Come and hang out with your favourite anarchist or two as we nourish our palates (etc) for an hour or two.

Kids welcome! We’ll be near the playground and near the table and chairs near the playground.

International Day of Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman

Posted in Uncategorized by Kapi Pulka on July 23, 2014

International Day of Solidarity with Jock Palfreeman
Friday 25/07/2014 at 1:00pm
King George Square in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Supporters of antifascist militant Jock Palfreeman will be holding a picket in Brisbane at 1PM on Friday 25th of July at King George Square as part of a global day of solidarity.

Jock Palfreeman is an Australian serving a 20-year sentence in Bulgaria. In 2007 he was travelling in Bulgaria when he defended two Roma men being attacked by soccer hooligans; in the ensuing fight, one of the attackers was killed under unclear circumstances. After a biased trial, Jock was convicted of murder, and the Bulgarian authorities refuse to transfer him from the notoriously run-down prison he is held in to Australia, without paying a huge fine. While in prison, Jock helped form the Bulgarian Prisoners Union, and has been beaten by guards in retaliation for his activism.

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Palfreeman’s supporters are trying to have him moved to Australia to serve his sentence out closer to his family. Despite international agreements, the Bulgarian government has refused to transfer him until his family pays hundreds of thousands of dollars. He has asked supporters to pressure the head prosecutor to allow his transfer to Australia under the theme: ‘Head prosecutor Tsatsarov, stop following orders from corrupt politicians and do your job!’

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