An Open Letter to the Serbian Consulate, Canada
We are writing to demand the immediate release of Tadej Kurep, Ivan Vulović, Sanja Dojkić, Ratibor Trivunac and Nikola Mitrović, activists of the Sindikalna konfederacija Anarho-sindikalistička inicijativa (ASI), Serbian section of the International Worker’s Association (IWA), who where arrested on Sept. 4 in Belgrade on absurd grounds of “international terrorism”. The prosecutor’s assertions are clearly ridiculous and malicious in nature. It seems perfectly clear to us that the courts are being used to push conventional boundaries of what constitutes “terrorism” in order to hit non-violent activists accused of minor incidents with disproportionate sentences.
This attack on the ASI is an attack on every struggling worker. All dissenters should be concerned by the trend towards using the word “terrorist” to push a political agenda, instill fear, and chill dissent. We cannot allow these tactics, which where developed in the United States to persecute non-violent environmental activists, to frighten us into backing down our struggle against exploitation and greed, and for the creation of a better, more just and free world.
The Winnipeg General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) expresses solidarity with our detained comrades, offers unconditional support and help and is joining the calls for their immediate release and withdrawal of such absurd accusations.
AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!
LET THE CATS OUT!
Winnipeg General Membership Branch
Industrial Workers of the World