Free the publixtheatre-caravan!
 
 
Support the Publixtheatre caravan activists who are imprisoned in italy!
Click here to sign the call [see below] that demands their imediate release! 

On Monday July 24, the Publix Theatre Caravan, an international multimedia
performance group was stopped by police in Recco, a small city near Genoa.
25 persons from Australia, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Slovakia and the US
were arrested.

For several weeks the Publix Theatre Caravan was travelling along and
across borders: From refugee camps to nobordercamps and counter summits.
Artists, actors and experimental theatre activists staged performances,
played music and shot videos. On leaving Genoa the Publix Theatre Caravan
on their way to the nobordercamp in Frankfurt was stopped and arrested by
italian police. At the moment they are held in imprisonment on remand,
awaiting a trail within the next six months.

The accusations levelled against them are as absurd as they could possibly
be: The artist group is accused of vandalism and endangering public safety.
The court acts on the assumption that the Publix Theatre Caravan is the
core of a so called "black bloc"!

Not only do we worry about reported and confirmed violations of basic human
rights. But we also suspect, that it did not happen by accident, that a
group of artists and independent media activists is purposely being
targeted as a scapegoat for the violence in Genoa.

We urgently demand the immediate release of the participants of the
Publix Theatre Caravan! 

Please spread widely information about the fate of participants of the
Publix Theatre Caravan! Sign this statement! Create, upload and download
banners! Link to the websites and disseminate the content and the work of
the Publix Theatre Caravan! Police forces may be able to arrest
individuals, but they can not break down the resistance of the multitudes.

http://www.noborder.org/noprison/