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Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia under house arrest; Lucio transferred to Ferrara’s high-security wing (Italy)

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

A week after being sentenced, Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia were placed under house arrest, with all restrictions. Thus, they are now released from prison, but banned from meeting with anyone who is not habitually residing in the same house.

On December 22nd, Lucio – like Francesco and Graziano – was transferred to the AS2 section of Ferrara prison. For those who want to write to them, here’s their new address:

Francesco Sala
Graziano Mazzarelli
Lucio Alberti

c/o C.C. via dell’Arginone, 327 – 44100 Ferrara (Italy)

source: macerie, via contrainfo

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Pandora’s box and the hotchpotch of Spanish anti-terrorism

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Text written a week ago about Pandora’s police operation in Spain
against anarchists

The morning of Tuesday the 16th of December has surprised us with a wave
of house raids and arrests. Surprised us? We are not going to lie. Let’s
start again. The morning of the 16th of December has NOT surprised us. The
autonomous Catalan police, the Mossos d’Esquadra, and the Guardia Civil
and judiciary powers of the Audiencia Nacional stormed more than ten
houses and a few anarchist spaces in Barcelona, Sabadell, Manresa and
Madrid, with house raids, arrests, confiscation of propaganda material and
information, to also use the occasion to enter and plunder, with the
entire riot police team of the Mossos d’Esquadra, Kasa de la Muntanya, a
squatted place that has existed for 25 years.

According to the media, which as usual are proving their role as police
spokespersons, the goal of these arrests is to break up “a criminal
organisation with terrorist goals and a violent anarchist character”.
Although it seems easy to repeat an often used phrase, we will do it
anyway: the only criminal organisation that terrorises people with its
violent character is the State and its tentacles: the media, the juridical
apparatus, its repressive bodies and its politicians, whatever spectre
they belong to. (more…)

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Operation Pandora: Words of Monica Caballero from Brieva Prison (Spain)

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

(Translated by Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras from Contrainfo, edited by 325)

If I could choose a different life, I would not change it for anything.

I perfectly remember the feeling that invaded me when I began to
question authority, I remember the many contradictions and questions. In
this discovery of ideas I found many people that made material practices
of the ideas in their libraries, publications, ateneos, etc… in their
everyday life … to live ideas here and now. It did not take long for me
to think that I would like to do the same.

I remember the anguish I felt when I heard that there were comrades
imprisoned for putting into practice the ideas of freedom ideas; brothers
of ideas in all corners of the world in the jaws of the panoptic beast. That
distressed feeling never changed, but it is accompanied by the gesture
of solidarity.

We are many, the anarchists on the other side of the great wall, on
Tuesday December 16 this list became more extensive.

Tentacles of power dropped into anarchists spaces, libertarían ateneos,
squatted house and homes of several anarchists of Catalonia and Madrid.
Hunting and capturing eleven comrades, of these, seven were imprisoned,
accused of belonging to an armed group of terrorist nature. It is not a
coincidence that the detainees are part of my immediate environment, indeed,
more than half of them frequently visit me in jail. The judicial-police
mallet has punished solidarity.

I can not keep silent before such misery, the state´s repressive revenge
borders on delirium. The media (spokesmen for the rulers) talk about bosses
and subordinates, I stress to them and anyone who has any doubt, we are
anti-authoritarian, no one is above me, nor am I above anyone!

Spaces attacked in Catalunya were not arbitrary, firstly, Kasa de la
Muntanya is an important squatting symbol, with its 25 years away from
the capitalist logic which have made its contribution to many generations
of dissidents to this system of terror. The Libertarian Ateneos and
anarchist spaces that were hit have never hidden their ideals,
providing a fertile ground for sowing the seeds of freedom.

The costs in this struggle for the recovery of our lives is very high,
nobody said it would be easy, but undoubtedly if I could choose a
different life, I would not change it for anything. In this fight
against domination there are no cages or walls to silence our voices,
but without you, comrades, it will only become echoes.

If you, recently jailed loved comrades, can read these words, I tell you
that I am certain you will remain incorruptible and rise to the occasion
as you have always done.

I remember every time I read or heard that solidarity is a necessary
weapon for anarchists. Today I hope that those memories come true…
… to turn our ideas into action.

Monica Caballero
Brieva Prison, December 2014.

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Propaganda por la solidaridad internacional antiautoritaria con lxs compas arrestadxs en España ($hile)

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

PDF : Solidaridad.pdf

SOLIDARIDAD INSURRECTA CON LXS ANARKISTAS ARRESTADXS EN ESPAÑA
¡¡¡ NINGUNA AGRESIÓN SIN RESPUESTA!!!

Ante la nueva operación represiva que el 16 de diciembre dejó a una
decena de espacios anarquistas invadidos por la policía y 7 compañerxs
anarquistas prisionerxs en el Estado español acusadxs de terrorismo,
nuestra respuesta no puede ser otra más que la multiforme solidaridad
anárquica internacional en ofensiva permanente contra todas las
expresiones del dominio.

Que nuestrxs compañerxs sientan el calor de la solidaridad y nuestro
enemigo arda en el fuego de la lucha antiautoritaria por la libertad.

NI CULPABLES NI INOCENTES,
SIMPLEMENTE ENEMIGOS DEL PODER Y DE TODA AUTORIDAD.
¡¡¡MÓNICA CABALLERO, FRANCISCO SOLAR, GABRIEL
POMBO DA SILVA Y TODXS LXS COMPAÑERXS PRESXS EN ESPAÑA Y EL MUNDO, A LA
CALLE!!!!


Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras

sinbanderas.nifronteras@riseup.net

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Police arrest at least 15 in raids against anarchists (Spain & Catalonia)

Friday, December 19th, 2014

From ABC Hurricane:

Bank account number in solidarity with comrades arrested in Operation Pandora in Madrid and Barcelona-

ES68 3025 0001 19 1433523907 (Caixa d’Enginyers)

For more info: solidaridadylucha(a)riseup.net

At least 15 people were arrested during raids in Spain on December 17th for being part of an “anarchist terror organization” in what the Spanish government is calling ‪#‎OperacionPandora‬.

At quarter past five, an operation consisting of Mossos d’Esquadra mobilized to carry out an operation against the Libertario movement. So far, the Mossos have raided the Kasa de la Montanya, the Libertarian Ateneo de Sant Andreu, the Anarchist Ateneo de Poble Sec and several private homes.

On orders from the Spanish National Court, in an operation ordered by Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez, the agents have raided the Kasa de la Muntanya, a squat which this year celebrates twenty five years of occupation. They busted the main entrance of the house to gain access while a police helicopter with spotlights hovered over the building. The twenty inhabitants of the house had to retreat into the gym whilst the police forced entry into the building. At the time of the police raid, the building had two children aged five and six years. The Mossos separated one of the kids from his father on the ground floor.

The police confiscated all mobile phones, laptops and computer devices that were found on the premises. Agents seized all types of documentation, while numerous electric home workshop tools were also confiscated in order to help the police construct their narrative.

About fifty people installed a roadblock on Travessera de Dalt, in a spontaneous act of solidarity with the Kasa de la Muntanya, until riot police dispersed them a few minutes after eight o’clock. Subsequently the solidarity group moved to the Plaza Lesseps and called for more protests.

From the outside of the house located in the neighborhood of Gràcia district Salut, witnesses heard several firecrackers and said they could see in lights of several flashlights inside the building. The police operation is made ​​up of agents from the Information Division of the Mossos d’Esquadra, accompanied by a large number of members of the Mobile Brigade which, among other tasks, formed a perimeter around the whole area and denied any access to the home.

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Write to the comrades:

-Beatriz Isabel Velazquez Dávila
-Lisa Sandra Dorfer

C. P. Madrid VII – Estremera
Ctra. M-241
28595 Estremera
Madrid
España

-Alba Gracia Martínez
-Noemí Cuadrado Carvajal
-Anna Hernandez del Blanco

C. P. Madrid V – Soto del Real
Carretera M-609, Km 3,5
28791 Soto del Real
Madrid
España

Enrique Balaguer Pérez
C. P. Madrid VI – Aranjuez
Ctra. Nacional 400, Km. 28
28300 Aranjuez
Madrid
España

David Juan Fernández
C. P. Madrid III – Valdemoro
Ctra. Pinto-San Martín de la Vega, km. 4,5
28340 Valdemoro
Madrid
España

¡¡¡SOLIDARIDAD INTERNACIONALISTA E INSURRECTA CON LXS COMPAÑERXS EN PRISIÓN.!!!

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Solidaridad con Bernhard Heidbreder (Venezuela)

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Estimados compañero/as

Por medio de la presente les informo que para el martes 16 de diciembre de
2014 a las 2pm la Sala Penal del TSJ acordó la audiencia pública en el caso
de solicitud de extradición del revolucionario alemán Bernhard Heidbreder.

Through this I inform you that on Tuesday 16 December 2014 at 2pm the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court agreed to a public hearing in the case request for the extradition of the German revolutionary Bernhard Heidbreder.

Para los que no recuerden el caso, Heidbreder es un anti-imperialista y
anti-fascista alemán que está acusado por la fiscalía alemana de participar
en el KOMITEE y de intentar derrumbar una prisión que estaba en
construcción para inmigrantes kurdos.

For those who do not remember the case, Heidbreder is an anti-imperialist,
German anti-fascist who is accused by German prosecutors of participating
KOMITEE and in attempting to destroy a prison which was in construction for
Kurdish immigrants.

Agradecemos de antemano toda la solidaridad que puedan brindar.

Saludos

http://no-extradicion.site36.net/

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Santiago: Atentado explosivo contra sede de carceleros habría culminado con un indigente muerto ($hile)

Friday, December 12th, 2014

English translation via actforfree.

[Noticias de la guerra social]

Durante la madrugada del 25 de Septiembre del 2014, una explosión remece
el barrio Yungay en pleno casco histórico de Santiago. La explosión, le
causa graves heridas y quemaduras a Sergio Landskron de 29 años de edad,
quien tras en un primer momento es acusado de haber instalado el
artefacto explosivo siendo dejado morir por la policía y fotografiado
agonizando por parte del personal medico.

Antes de morir y aun agonizando, la policía prohibió que los vecinos
intentaran socorrerlo, mientras que fascinados por tener a un “supuesto
anarquista” en su poder decidieron realizarse una “autopsia en vida”
extendiendo y profundizando su agonía.
Con el pasar de los días se descubrió que Sergio Landskron, era un
adicto a la droga e indigente del sector que simplemente había recogido
y trasladado el bolso por cerca de 10 minutos desde el lugar en que lo
habría encontrado. (more…)

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Anarchist comrade Fernando Barcenas Castillo sentenced to 5 years, 9 months (Mexico)

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

A few days fulfilled a year to the arrest of Fernando Barcenas Castillo after a march against the rising of the price of metro tickets, where the Christmas tree owned by the Coca-Cola multinational was burned. Today the sentence was dictated to the comrade- 5 years, 9 months for the crime of attacks against the public peace, so he misses bail.

At a time when the Mexican government is intensifying its repressive methods, certainly the sentence to Fernando is looking to send a message to inhibit the growing signs of discontent. That is why it is important to continue fighting for the freedom of our imprisoned comrades, do not let them go into oblivion.

Continue demonstrating that solidarity is more than a written word.

Freedom to Fernando Barcenas !
Solidarity with Carlos, Amelie and Fallon !
Freedom to Abraham and Luis Fernando !
Down the prison walls !

Anarchist Black Cross Mexico

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Taglia e mandato di cattura per un compagno anarchico – Reward and arrest warrant for anarchist comrade (UK)

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

REPRESSIONE IN UK

3 dicembre 2014-Dai mass-media britannici si legge del mandato di cattura, con taglia di 10.000 sterline per chiunque offra informazioni su di un compagno anarchico, già libero/latitante da 3 anni in seguito alla repressione seguita all’esplosione di guerriglia urbana del 2011 a Bristol ed ad una serie di attacchi, anonimi e firmati ELF, FAI.

I media fanno riferimento a più di cento attacchi avvenuti nel Regno Unito negli ultimi negli ultimi tre anni che hanno prodotto più di 20 milioni di sterline di danni,a vari obiettivi tra cui tralicci per le telecomunicazioni, banche, auto di lusso ed un centro di addestramento della polizia integralmente distrutto durante un attacco, tra cui l’ultimo in solidarietà a Nikos Romanos avvenuto pochi giorni fa.

Il compagno ricercato, Huw Norfolk, è accusato di alcuni di questi attacchi.

Di seguito un suo scritto dalla latitanza, tratto da Since the Bristol Riots

Noi siamo i “ragazzi perduti”, arrabbiati e disillusi da false promesse, la “gioventù incontrollabile” nsoddisfatta del misero futuro che ci viene offerto, i “componenti inutili” che rifiutano o sono in ogni caso esclusi dalla schiavitù salariata o gli “elementi di rottura” che combattono per distruggerla dall’interno, la “minoranza di guastatori” degli schemi della normalità obbediente-gerarchica-razzista-patriarcale, “gli incappucciati” in rivolta costante contro tutto questo ed oltre. Siamo i vostri figli, e quelli della vostra società.
Ed oggi è venuto il tempo per i componenti di quella società di decidere se saranno la mano che cerca di fermarci,o la mano che accende la propria cospirazione per l’auto-determinazione.

Huw ‘Badger’ Norfolk
Solo un’ altro in fuga.
Ottobre 2011

http://www.crocenera.org/

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REPRESSION IN UK

December 3, 2014 – According to the British mass-media, there is an arrest warrant, with a size of £10,000 to anyone offering information about an anarchist comrade, already free / fugitive for three years following the repression that followed the explosion of urban warfare 2011 in Bristol and a series of attacks, anonymous and signed ELF, FAI.

The media refer to more than one hundred attacks that occurred in the UK in the last three years, that have produced more than £20 million of damage, at various targets including pylons for telecommunications, banks, luxury cars and a center of police training completely destroyed during an attack, including the latest in solidarity with Nikos Romanos, which occurred a few days ago.

The comrade sought, Huw Norfolk, is accused of some of these attacks.

The following pamphlet was written by persons unknown: Since the Bristol Riots

“We are the “lost kids” angry and disappointed by false promises, the “uncontrollable youth” unsatisfied with the paltry futures offered to us, the “useless components” who reject or are excluded anyway from wage-slavery or the “disruptive elements” who fight to destroy it from within, the “minority of trouble-makers” within the constructs of obedient-hierarchical-racist-patriarchal normality, the “hooded rioters” within the constant revolt against all that and more. We are your children, and those of your society. And it is time today for the components of that society to decide if they will be the hand trying to stop us, or the hand lighting their own conspiracy for self-determination.”

Huw ‘Badger’ Norfolk
just another fugitive.
October 2011

http://www.crocenera.org/

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More from ABC Bristol:
http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/statement-against-police-harassment/

http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/defendant-solidarity/police-harassment/

http://bristolabc.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/action-report-back-at-ya-police-harassment/

ABC Hurricane:

http://abchurricane.noblogs.org/post/2014/09/27/bbc-anarchists-intent-on-bringing-chaos-to-the-streets-uk/

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Aktuelle Situation von George Ibrahim Abdallah (Frankreich)

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Georges Abdallah: Nein, meine Herren, Ihr Gericht ist alles andere als unpolitisch (1)
13. November 2014

Am 5.November hat eine Instanz der französischen Justiz den Antrag von Georges Abdallah auf Freilassung für unzulässig erklärt.

Georges Abdallah ist seit über 30 Jahren in Frankreich im Knast. 1984 wurde der arabische Revolutionär in Lyon verhaftet und seitdem ist er in den Händen französischer Kerkermeister. Über 30 Jahre Knast und seine Anträge auf Freilassung auf juristischem Weg sind unzulässig! (more…)

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Durham Actions in Solidarity with Anti-Police Struggle (USA)

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

325 receives and transmits from North Carolina:

On Tuesday night November 25th, a group of people enraged by the police murder of
Mike-Mike Brown, and inspired by the rebellious acts that have spread across the
country, vandalized the Durham National Guard Armory on Stadium Dr. Messages were
painted on the front doors and over a dozen windows were smashed out.

The National Guard is now on the streets of St. Louis and Ferguson, continuing the
racist cops’ war on behalf of the rich against the poor.

This act followed an exciting night of protest in downtown Durham, in which a
diverse hundreds of people spoke out about their experiences at the hands of the
police, blocked streets, set off fireworks, spray-painted buildings with anti-police
and anti-prison messages, and blocked the northbound side of Highway 147.

We hope all of these acts contribute to a continued escalation in local, combative
struggle against racism, capitalism, and the state.

For anarchy,
XXX

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Reflections on the advance of repression in Chile and solidarity with Juan, Nataly and Guillermo ($hile)

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

325 receives and transmits this translation from Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras:

Action and solidarity are urgent. All the rest are excuses.

1. And there we go again. Because the war continues.

After an accumulative cycle of street agitation, mass mobilisations and expansion of social conflicts in Chile, power has tried to generate mechanisms favouring the continuity and the reinforcement of the model of democratic domination.

The government on duty has used various tactics allowing to
progressively nullify the discontent so as to avoid the cracks in the questioned social order to spread or become deeper. The mass mobilisations which questioned the economic and social model produced in dictatorship were answered by proposals of social reform recuperating the slogans of the protest movements, including them as part of the solutions configured from out of the State. The critiques against the “political elite” were answered by “opening up” the parliamentary rooms for social and student leaders. The critiques against the “old politics behind closed doors” were answered by organizing round tables of dialogue with citizens’ organisations as to co-opt the demands and strengthen the democratic and participatory image of the State. These things were implemented together with other measures trying to broaden social consensus, weaken the questioning of the dominant order and secure a new cycle of the country’s governability. (more…)

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Anarchist Stella Antoniou was arrested in Dimitsana, Tripoli, by ‘anti-terror’ pigs (Greece)

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Update: Stella Antoniou has been set free and the court is transferred until November 6th.

On Wednesday October 23rd , the anarchist Stella Antoniou was arrested in Dimitsana, Tripoli, for “violating” the restrictive conditions which is not true, as Stella has no restriction on going away from Attiki.

Stella contacted some comrades and let them know that despite her denial, 5 cops from the Counter-Terrorism Unit, tried 2 times to take DNA from her. At first, closing her nose so as she opens her mouth and they can take saliva from her with a cotton swab. Then pulling her hair and violently push her and throw her on the ground.

Due to the violent behavior, the comrade has a rupture under her eye and, as a result, she bleeds. This is very dangerous especially for Stella because of the problems she generally has with her eye.

There was a gathering today in the Tripolis court, but the cops didn’t let the solidarians enter the court.

There will be more information soon.

Translation: VbD

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BK/NY – October 25th – US Out of my Living Room: The Case of Leslie James Pickering, the Earth Liberation Front Press Office & Burning Books (USA)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

WHAT: A talk with Leslie James Pickering
WHEN: 8:00pm, Saturday, October 25th, 2014
WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)
COST: Free, but donations are appreciated.

A decade after being under heavy federal surveillance for exercising free speech in support of the underground Earth Liberation Front, Leslie James Pickering discovered that his associates were being questioned by the FBI, the US Post Office is copying his incoming mail and he was put on a secret list for maximum security screening at airports. Not only that but a federal grand jury subpoena was issued for records on him, his family and his bookstore, Burning Books. (more…)

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Concerning the event “Armed War, Revolutionary Movement and Social Revolution” with phonecall intervention from Nikos Maziotis of the R.O. – Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Yesterday, Friday 17th, there was a fixed event concerning the “Armed War, Revolutionary Movement and Social Revolution” in Athens, where the anarchist comrade Nikos Maziotis was going to speak through the phone, from the Diavata prison.

Because of a court order, the phones in the wing where the comrade is detained, were closed. This is what the warden named Valsamis revealed to a prisoner of this wing when, at the same time, the direction of the prison said both to journalists and the lawyers that is was a due to a technical problem and efforts were being made for its restoration.

There will be more detailed information about the incident.

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Some developments of the Kolchenko case (Crimea)

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Repressions against Crimean activists - See here for previous info.

There are some news on the Kolchenko/Sentsov case.

At first, FSB [internal security service] is looking for new suspects:

www.khpg.org/en/index.php?id=1406387040

Also, “Union of solidarity with political prisoners” has received an internal FSB document from 22th of September, which besides 4 arrested persons, lists 4 other persons. Their names are listed in this document, but nothing more is known about them and their whereabouts.

Most likely this is growing to become a major falsified case.

This news about the document is only in Russian:

http://www.politzeky.ru/novosti/operativnaya-informatsiya/160707.html

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Reflexiones sobre avance de la represión en Chile – Propagando la solidaridad con Juan, Nataly y Guillermo

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

La acción y la solidaridad son urgentes. Todo lo demás son excusas.

Reflexiones sobre avance de la represión en Chile.

Propagando la solidaridad con Juan, Nataly y Guillermo.

(Texto de Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras)

1. Y aquí vamos otra vez. Porque la guerra continúa.

Tras un ciclo acumulativo de agitación callejera, movilizaciones masivas y expansión de conflictos sociales en Chile, el poder ha buscado generar mecanismos que favorezcan la continuidad y fortalecimiento del modelo de dominación democrático.

Con tal de evitar que las grietas en el cuestionado orden social se extiendan o se vuelvan más profundas, el gobierno de turno ha desplegado diversas tácticas que le permiten anular progresivamente el descontento.
Así, a las movilizaciones masivas que han puesto en cuestión el modelo económico y social gestado en dictadura, se ha respondido con propuestas de reformas sociales que recuperan las consignas de los movimientos de protesta para incluirlos en soluciones configuradas desde el Estado. (more…)

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Anarchists of Mytilene: About the latest raids and arrest of Antonis Stamboulos (Greece)

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

On October 1st, the anarchist Antonis Stamboulos is arrested by the counter-terrorist agency accused of terrorist actions. His arrest was hyped from the media, in a furious journalistic climate, based on findings of guilt and imaginary scenarios as signed directly from the 12th floor of the police headquarters.

At the same time, under coordinated counter-terrorism investigations in Athens and Thessaloniki, five people were arrested, the two of whom were detained and driven to Korydallos prison, on charges of aggravated possession of weapons and possession of explosives. The arrested Panagiotis Michalakoglou claimed responsibility for the weapons found in his house, while M.B. has nothing to do with the case.

Antonis Stamboulos, from the first time of his arrest, refused to have any kind of communication with the cops, giving a struggle of dignity continuing till today, since he is on a hunger and thirst strike in Larissa prison from October 6th [Antonis ended the thirst strike October 11th, and issued a new letter explaining his position], demanding his transfer to Korydallos prison, so as he can be close to his familiars. (more…)

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Athens-Thessaloniki: Update on the situation of the 2 people arrested by Counter-terrorism agency on 1/10 (Greece)

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Inter Arma received and translated:

Today, 6/10, the last 2 of the 5 defendants who were arrested during a coordinated raid of the Counter-terrorism agency in Athens and Thessaloniki, were led to Korydallos prison (in the basement of the F wing). The two comrades are Panagiotis Michalakoglou and M.B.

The two comrades are not accused of participating in a terrorist or criminal organization neither are they related to any robberies, as the counter-terrorism agency was leaking to the press during the first days. The accusations are: aggravated possession of arms and possession of explosives (grenade).

From the first moment Panagiotis claimed responsibility for the weapons found in his house while M.B. has nothing to do with the case. Communiques written by the two comrades will follow. We stand by them with fury and conscience.

Solidarians

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Athens: Anarchist prisoner Antonis Stamboulos goes on hunger and thirst strike (Greece)

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Also see: Gestures of solidarity with anarchist prisoner Antonis Stamboulos + Athens: Responsibility claim for incendiary attacks

Update 11/10/14: Antonis Stamboulos has stopped the hunger-thirst strike today for specific reasons explained in his latest text which is being translated.

Media Terror-Frenzy: Greek counter-terrorism police arrested Antonis Stamboulos on 1 October on charges of belonging to the Revolutionary Organisation – Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas: EA). The police said that Stamboulos’s arrest was likely to prevent terrorist attacks, probably planned for 1-4 October, on several targets mentioned in a notebook allegedly in Stamboulos’s possession. The targets are alleged to include Vangelis Marinakis (a shipowner and the chairman of the Olympiakos football team), Theodoros Fessas (the president of the Federation of Hellenic Industries) and his Athens-based IT firm InfoQuest, the premises of the ruling New Democracy (Néa Dimokratía: ND) party, as well as Capital (a Greece-registered ship management company), and German engineering company Siemens.

Following his arrest on the 1st of October 2014, Antonis Stamboulos is currently being held under pretrial detention facing terrorism charges.

On October 6th, with another open letter, the comrade announced hunger and thirst strike denouncing the fact that he is now being held in the prisoner transfer centre of Athens. Furthermore, he protests the ongoing media construct fueled by antiterrorism cops against him.

The terror-frenzy scenarios leaked to the Press have no end, to make it easier for the antiterrorism unit to exterminate him. The captive comrade has been portrayed, among other things, as a leading member of the Revolutionary Struggle urban guerrilla group, as co-perpetrator of a bank robbery in Kleitoria (Achaea, Greece), as alleged successor of slain comrade Lambros Foundas, while the mouthpieces of Power have spread that the wanted anarchist Pola Roupa along with her child was supposedly seen on the steps to his apartment in Kallifrona street in Kypseli (which was deemed a “safehouse”). Meanwhile, wannabe informants and other ridiculous snitches have been all too willing to testify against him (e.g. a neighbor to his parents’ house claimed he had heard explosions from the basement of their home). (more…)

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