Free Jock! Defending the victims of racism is not a crime!
Signal boosting this today, July 25th. Here’s what all good antifa should do today:
- Read up on, and publicize, Jock Palfreeman’s case: http://www.freejock.com/
- Ask the Bulgarian head prosecutor & government to stop demanding ransom from Jock’s family before they’ll allow him to transfer to an Australian prison.
Sotir Tsatsarov 2 Vitosha Boulevard Sofia, 1061
Bulgaria’s U.S. Embassy and consulates are located in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, DC:
- Send a letter of solidarity & support to Jock!
Jock Palfreeman Sofia Central Prison 21 General Stoletov Boulevard Sofia 1309, BULGARIA
(Please do not send books; for details on what to send:, http://www.freejock.com/writejock.html).
- Make a donation to the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Association, which Jock chairs. http://www.bulgarianprisonersassociation.wordpress.com. Donations will be used for a legal aid defence fund and for lawyers to protect prisoners against punishments of the prison (e.g. appealable isolation punishments).
Money can be sent via a wire transfer:
IBAN: BG29TEXI95451003928100 BIC: TEXIBGSF Texim Bank.
If it is easier to donate money via check or paypal, email@example.com to make arrangements
- Never forget: FIGHTING HATE IS NOT A CRIME!
Props to The Torch Anti-fascist Network for promoting this Day Of Solidarity!
The Violent Xenophobic Racism in Ireland
At 9pm last Tuesday, 44-year-old Chinese doctor, Wu Youzhong, went to investigate the sound of breaking glass outside his home in Coleraine, County Londonderry, in Ireland. When he arrived at his front door, he saw that the window had been smashed. An intruder then attacked him so violently that he had to be admitted to hospital for several days, and required consultation from an eye specialist. Dr Wu’s wife, Luo Ruoyin, said, “I heard he was just screaming in pain and I was scared. He was just holding his head and covering his eyes and blood was just running down everywhere.” The police are treating the attack as racially motivated; the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, are reported to be intending to move away from the area.
The Chinese community in Ireland has long been a target of racial discrimination. Anna Lo, an Alliance Party politician born in Hong Kong who was elected to the Ireland Assembly in 2007, was the first politician from an ethnic minority at national level in Ireland, as well as the first East Asian to be elected anywhere in Britain. Her campaign was dogged by violent racism – including death threats – to the extent that she had to carry a panic alarm as a precaution. One far-Right website published pornographic images of Chinese women, alongside derogatory references to Anna Lo. “People from ethnic minorities are very frightened,” she said. “I have never seen ethnic minorities so fearful in Ireland.”
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