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Solidarity and co-operation of the anarchist prisoner Jonatan from Sweden with the collective hunger-strike. by Marco Camenisch

Solidarity and co-operation of the anarchist prisoner Jonatan from Sweden with the collective hunger-strike.

Even though later, assenting with Jonatan, I do communicate his substantial adhesion to the initiative. In one of his letters in English from the end December 2009 which I received relayed only in January 2010, he contacted me. Jonatan (see also last number of Terra Selvaggia) is a young comrade who defines himself as anticivilisationist anarchist and one year before got condemned to 15 months (“only”, because of young age) for sabotaging a telecommunication pylon, a construction crane, a truck for wood transport , “conspiration” to sabotage some “crucial objects for the ongoing and security of the Swedish state and society” (what would be our “public utility”, means noxiousness…) and for the attack and “blackmailing” of a temp agency. After one month and half of domiciliary arrest he got liberated for 10 months under bail waiting for the appeal, 10 well-spent months for pushing forward initiatives and workshop about the secret police in Sweden. To expiate the 2 thirds of the sentence, because of his really young age he was first closed in an “open prison”. But afterwards he got deported far away from beloved persons to the “most bureaucratic and fascist prison of Sweden”, a criminal nuts-house restructured to be a high-security prison where he is now expiating his sentence in between psychotics, meanies, etc. Just to give an idea.. the cells are open during day for not having toilets and during the night prisoners have a plastic bottle to piss in.
at least they don‘t have obligational work.
He got informed about our initiative unfortunately whilst already started and he communicates me that his time he did not participate for being diabetic with experiences of ipoglicemic shock and the consequent necessity of daily injections of insulin and because he did not know how to control the clicemia and he asked us what we knew about. I answered that I didn‘t know any and that until a medical advice (from one of “ours”, naturally) I dis-advice participating in a extended hunger strike.
But I consider his interest and solidary position and voluntary of participating equivalent to a substantial participation to the initiative, and to be communicated in this sense. For linguistic questions I offered myself to do so, naturally after his consense, which I got some days ago by receiving a letter from him the 11th of January 2010. There he points out that due to his “dead” pancreas and the diet “offered” by the prison he needs to get 4 or 5 injections of insulin every day and that without food too much of insulin could lead him to epileptic attacks and even coma. And the jailors threatened him with TSO/injections of insulin fettered to the bed in case of denial.
I consider the contribute of this warrior to be important and nice, which I repeat, I consider to be a entire participation. Important and nice furthermore because of the big linguistic, geographic and repressive boundaries and between warriors relatively isolated because of them but by no means distant of each other, and this brings us to inform ourselves, exchange and reflect again about the question of health/hunger strike.
Fraternal and solidary greetings
Lager Regensdorf, Schweiz, 26.01.10

Under nighttime’s lovely coat- Solidarity with Swedish anarchist Jonatan

Under nighttime’s lovely coat-
Solidarity with Swedish
anarchist Jonatan.

On the 14th of
October 2008 the Swedish secret police
SAPO raided 3 houses in different places
in Sweden. They arrested the
anarchist Jonatan and took different tools,
political pamphlets, his computer and
other personal stuff with them. After two
months in custody he had his trial and was
sentenced to about 15 Months in Prison,
which he begins in October ‘09. He is
accused of three ELF-Actions.

“Urban Sprawl is the destruction of the
natural world in order to expand the cities
according to the ever-increasing mode of
development and progress. Middle class
villas, luxury mansions and industry are
threatening wildlife and endangered
species, as this is present on a global
scale, in every major or minor city, it is a
threat to the continuation of life in this
planet. It must be therefore be met with
no-compromising resistance! It must be
destroyed!” Jonatan.

On the night between the 20th and the
21st if April 2008 ELF claimed
responsibility for three actions in Almhult/
Sweden. A communication tower
connected to the Department of Defence
infrastructure was sabotaged with a firebomb,
a building crane in a urban-sprawlproject
was sabotaged and a logging
truck got its security ropes and hydraulic
cables disabled. Nearly at the same time
another ELF-cell has claimed responsibility
for destroying a new luxury villa under
construction in the forest by arson. This
action Jonatan was accused of, too. But
the case was dropped.

Especially when
comrades take action on their own,
without a group or community around
them and are faced with repression its
more important then ever to show them
that they are not alone! In this and other
cases, for example in the case of Michel
Sykes, a 17 year old North American
anarchist comrade sentenced for different
ELF actions against urban sprawl to up to
10 years in prison, we have to be there,
not just waiting on the outside. We have to
show that attacks by the state wont crush
our ideas and break us. It just gives us
more rage and strength! But solidarity is
not just mutual aid! Solidarity is a way to
be a partner in struggle and crime, a way
of showing your happiness about an
action and deep affinity with a hostage of
the state. Its not just about giving a
comrade infrastructural help. Its about
showing the incarcerated that she/he is
not alone and that her/his struggle was
just the beginning and will be continued
on the outside. Build up Revolutionary

Let us make the time in prison
for Jonatan and all the others as short as
possible and fight for the freedom of all
and against every kind of oppression! For
social war, anarchy and total freedom!

write letters of support and attack!

Jonatan Strandberg
BOX 248
593 23 Vastervik

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