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Across the globe punks have taken action against the repressive actions of the Indonesian authorities. Cops in Banda Aceh busted a punk gig on 10th December and arrested 64 people who were carted off for 'moral re-education' (see SchNEWS 800). They were not abandoned by their brothers under the mohawk.
On the15th Moscow punks attacked the Indonesian embassy with spray-paint saying “We consider ourselves anarcho-punks and these news offended us in the deepest sense. We won't tolerate any religion to hold sway over living being’s freedom, especially over our subculture....We wish the news of our action to reach Indonesian comrades. We hope they will have their spirits soar after hearing that in such far-away country there are folks who feel solidarity with their struggle."
On the 19th Members of Jakarta Punks United demonstrated outside Police HQ in Jakarta. They carried several banners saying “Uphold Punk Sharia” and “Jakarta Solidarity for Aceh Punk.” The protesters met with the National Police chief to discuss the arrests that took place on Dec. 10 in Banda Aceh.
UK punks followed up with a small but lively demo outside the Indonesian Embassy in Grosvenor Sq on the 20th
Most recently under the banner “There is no good system but the Sound System” Turkish punks in Istanbul organised a benefit gig for the Aceh 64 featuring poster boys of the local hardcore scene POSTER-ITI and FRANKENSTEIN on Christmas Eve. The next day thirty punks with a sound-system in tow headed for the Indonesian Consulate where they spray painted slogans such as Dinleriyik Yoket (Abolish all Religions)“, “Free Aceh Punx”, “ACAB”, “Punklar burda (The Punks are Here)” and “Özgur Kal (Stay Free)”. Check out the obligatory video
There have been other small rallies around the world and night-time sabotages at embassies and consulates.
Russian anti-fascist unfairly imprisoned under Putin's new house rules.
'Ground the Drones' demo to take place in Lincoln this Saturday as UK expands armed drone programme - and international resistance to the Drone Wars amps up.
Anti-cuts protesters block Lord Freud's Highgate London home and stage "evict a millionaire" demo.
If the “world leaders” heading to Enniskillen in June were hoping for an easy protest-free ride they were sadly mistaken
National Front demonstration has a poor turn out in Swansea, followed by a Blood & Honour gig in the valleys.
Protesters call for the closure of Harlan Laboratories - leading breeders of research animals - and for a government inquiry into animal testing.
On International Taiji Action Day for Dolphins 2013 a demonstration was held outside the Japanese Embassy in Piccadilly, London
Despite reports from pro-Israel newspapers to the contrary, race war is not about to break out in front of Brighton's crappiest fizzy drinks seller.