Communique from the Anarchist Black Cross
=Kokushoku kyuuen kai and the FWF
This Monday July 6th at 3 pm, as observers crowded the Osaka municipal court,
another protestable sentence was handed down. Last year, Osaka bore witness
to Kamagasaki’s June resistance struggle which lasted five days starting from
June 13th and involved Kamagasaki day workers aggressively standing up to a
state-sponsored gang, the Nishinari police force. One worker arrested on the
14th, Hiroshi Hayase, was accused of shaking up the shield of a riot
policeman and for this given 8 months in prison and 3 years parole.
Absurdly, the court referred to this as leniency.
Hayase was beaten badly inside the Nishinari police department and made to
sign a “confession”. However, thanks to the efforts and support of his
lawyer Nakamichi, Hayase resolved that “police violence is not just my
problem, but was a problem and will remain a problem” and therefore that he
would “fight this to the end”. His trial lasted for a year, in which he was
able to demonstrate clear proof of wounds sustained in the police
Despite this, the police, prosecutor and the courts, i.e. the justice system
ensured a sentence in which this evidence was covered up.
How far will state power debase those who stand up and resist it, and commit
injustice as if it were perfectly natural…
However, we will protect the repressed and prepare new struggles together
with our imprisoned comrades Yamamoto(kakogawa jail by this year’s end), and
others recently released/put on probation.
We will also remember the roles played by many Marxist activists who served
as extinguishers of the rage of the workers who stood up during this
struggle, and the fact that these weak people who call themselves activists
abandoned prison support which is the most basic part of a movement.
We will remember this lesson and prepare for a new advance.
People wanting to contact Yamamoto-san in prison may contact him here:
Address: Hyogo-ken Kakogawa shi Kakogawa-cho Oono 1530 Kakogawa Keimusho
Name: Urata Keisaku
(caution!: comrade Y=U.Keisaku. he can’t understand any english words, so, we
will strongly recommend you to send us too, then, we will be able to show him
your letters. For, evil japnese law authorities and their jails/prisons never
permit him to show us any letters! So, he can understand only japnese words,
also, he can not reply any words to all other languages’ senders… Sorry.
This is fuckin’ jap-nese system: demoKKKracy.)
Letters of support for the ABC-osaka and the Free Worker’s Federation can be
Osaka-shi Kita-ku Nakazaki-cho 3-3-1-402 Jiyuu Roudousha Rengou