Financial support needed for jailed comrades in Mexico

On the night of January 5th, Carlos – a comrade from Mexico, and Amelie and Fallon – two comrades from Canada, were arrested in relation to a Molotov attack on the Ministry of Communication and Transportation and a Nissan dealership in Mexico City. The three have since been held in detention and have limited contact with anyone, including their lawyer, and Amelie and Fallon have also been visited by the Canadian consulate. Though they were initially accused of property destruction, the three may now face additional charges of sabotage, organized crime, and terrorism. If these charges are brought forward, bail will not be possible and deportation for the two from Canada is highly unlikely. All three would then be held until trial without the possibility of release. The Mexican media now reports that our comrades will be held for an additional 40 days while the government continues its investigation.

These charges come at a time of intense crackdown by the Mexican state on anarchists; from attacks on demonstrations to torture of arrested comrades.

At this moment we need to rapidly raise funds to support our comrades. Not only for the legal costs and the potentially large bail amounts, but also to help cover their living expenses while in prison. In Mexico, prisoners have to pay for their own room and board and medical expenses while detained.

Go to clac-montreal.net/en/mx to donate via paypal or for information on how to give via cheque or cash.

Your support and solidarity are deeply appreciated.

Love and freedom to the 5e three*,

Prisoners to the streets,

For freedom and anarchy

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Three CP Train Cars Carrying Coal Derail in Burnaby, B.C.

From Corporate Swine (CBC)

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from CBC

No one was injured when three CP Rail cars carrying coal tipped over and went off the CN railway tracks near Burnaby Lake in B.C.’s Lower Mainland Saturday morning.

Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Wayne Baier said police got a call about the derailment just before 11 a.m. PT and arrived at the intersection ofCariboo Road and Government Street to find three out of 152 rail cars tipped over, with the contents spilling out.

“The only contents of the car was coal,” he said. “There’s been some of the contents have fallen in a nearby stream. We’ve got a hold of the Ministry of Environment that oversees that issue, and I believe they are responding.”

Baier said there was obvious damage to the rail tracks, cars and the immediate surroundings but that no one was hurt and the derailment posed no further risk.

“There is no safety concern to the general public,” he said.

Rain could have been a factor

Baier said he received some information that last night’s torrential rainmay have played a possible factor.

“It’s too early to confirm that, but that may have had an effect on the ground underneath the tracks,” Baier said.

Police closed Cariboo Road to north-south traffic near the intersection until just before 3 p.m. while the scene was assessed.

RCMP said Canada’s Transportation Safety Board would be the lead agency to investigate the derailment.

Earlier this week, a CN freight train jumped the tracks and caught fire near the village of Plaster Rock, N.B., forcing 150 people to leave their homes.

In that incident, CN said 17 of the train’s 122 cars derailed, and some of them were carrying crude oil and propane.