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London Program on Political Prisoners Around the World

Posted by Ka Frank on November 27, 2009

Evening of International Solidarity with Political Prisoners

Let us unite and struggle to free all political prisoners across the world!

Speakers and presentations on the current issues and the struggles of political prisoners across the world (Speakers from Brazil, India, Iran, Philippines, Turkey, US and …)

–Statements & messages of solidarity

–Documentary film: The Peoples’ Resistance in Lalgarh

–Revolutionary music and cultural performances in solidarity with political prisoners

Organised jointly by:

Activists of the People’s Fadaii Guerrillas of Iran – London.

Democratic Anti-imperialist Organisation of Iranians in Britain

Devrimci Demokrasi (Revolutionary Democracy Magazine)

Indian Workers’ Association -GB (IWA-GB)

Int’l Committee for Solidarity with Political Prisoners (UPOTUDAK)

Migrante International (Filipino Migrants alliance)

Solidarity Committee with Free Political Prisoners (OTDK)

Supported by:

International Migrants Solidarity Centre – London

International League of Peoples’ Struggle

Place: 28 November 2009, Central Library, 2 Fieldway Crescent, London

For all information and solidarity messages contact:

4 Responses to “London Program on Political Prisoners Around the World”

  1. CPSA said

    You know Ka Frank, there’s an event tomorrow (fri) in London where the Gen Sec of the Indian RDF is speaking, which I found quite interesting. For those who care about the CPI (Maoist)’s struggles anyway. It was listed on indianvanguard’s blog. And also, I’m glad to see the Fedaii Guerillas are participating in this event. For a time, they were the leading resistance group to the Shah in the 1970s, though it’s unfortunate they never had anywhere near the success the Tudeh had in the ’40s and ’50s, let alone what one saw during the revolution or this year’s protests.

  2. Green Red said

    For direction and data in Farsi see the flyer at:

    Click to access afishe-shabe-hambastegi-ba-zendaniane-siasi-donya-2009.pdf

  3. Green Red said

    For Flyer in Farsi, address, etc. see:

    Click to access afishe-shabe-hambastegi-ba-zendaniane-siasi-donya-2009.pdf

  4. nickglais said

    here is my report on the meeting

    G N Saibaba of the RDF spoke to a meeting in London organised by Committee for Solidarity with Political Prisoners on the question of the Indian State’s War on its own indigenous Adivasi or Tribal people.

    He pointed out the the areas of Forest inhabitated by the Tribals are the lungs of South Asia and should be a Green conservation area for the planet along with other forest areas like those in Brazil.

    The struggle of the Adivasi people is our struggle and not just their’s said Saibaba has the implications of the rapacious plunder of Adivasi lands by imperialist capitalist monopolies endangers the survival of the planet.

    Saibaba also pointed out that India has the undeserved reputation has the worlds largest democracy – the reality is that India has the largest number of political prisoners in the world but the Indian Government refuses to recognise political prisoner status. India also has the highest rate of custodial deaths.

    He called at the meeting for a campaign to recognise political prisoner status for those who have fought for social justice in India and have found themselves repressed and behind bars.

    He received a standing ovation by those present at the meeting campaigning for the freedom of political prisoners throughout the world

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