We ask for your solidarity with Nico and Javi, members of Universidad Nómada and since years activists in the self-organized social centers, in the global movement, in the network of migrants, and in collective experiences like Mayday and the struggles against precarization. A stupid denunciation for an action against precarity could bring in a prison sentence for them. Your personal, collective and institutional support is needed.
FOR NICOLÀS SGUIGLIA AND JAVIER TORET
They call for two years of prison for Nicolas Sguiglia and Javier Toret for the imputed act of robbery and intimidation when they were involved as syndicalist mediators in a protest against precarity in Plus supermarkets in Sevilla around Mayday, 1 May of the precarious in 2006.On 29 April, more than hundred masqued precarious swarmed into the Plus supermarket in calle Arroyo, Sevilla. Among them, the Virgin of Precarity presented herself. For about one hour the partying precarious blocked the cash points, sang slogans calling for labour and social rights for all, and finally expropiated three trolleys packed with staple foods.
The reason for this protest was to denunciate the company for the inappropriate dismissal of Fatima Fernandez because of being pregnant. and in general to denunciate the situation of precarious labour and the lack or rights for the workers in the surfaces of trade. The action was a part of the activity programme around Mayday: 1 may of the precarious that aims at bringing together and mobilizing the figures of precarious work without rights: migrants, temporary workers, people working with atypical or without contracts, etc.
Nicolas Sguiglia and Javier Toret exercised their functions as trade union representatives (CGT and SOC-SAT) and mediated towards the company with the ongoing intent to reach a settlement underlining the pacifist character of the protest. The manager of the supermarket told the police they were responsible for the actions, and the prosecution has called for two years of jail for the crime of robbery and intimidation for an expropriation of the precarious which included three trolleys and goods worth not more than 287 €.
On 23 January, the trial will be held in Sevilla and therefore we appeal to the
support and solidarity of all social, political and trade union organizations to join this campaign
and achieve the acquittal of these two comrades and we can give a unified and
forceful response to the criminalization of social action and association.