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“Clearing the Air” by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell (Greece)

January 18th, 2015

via InterArma:

Friday, January 16th 2015, police officers of the Blackmail Department accompanied by EKAM [anti-terrorist agency], invade the cells where the members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire are held, both in A’ wing, and the basement of the isolation wings (for the 2nd time within 10 days, after the 1st invasion of the same agency). During the searches that followed, they seized phone agendas, calling cards, USB sticks and personal handwritten political notes. The proposition was the ridiculous police–media fabrication which presents our organization to have connections with the so-called ‘night circles’ of extortion. These myths aim to depoliticize and smear the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the circles of Black Anarchy. We shall clear up the obvious. Our code of values and our rebellious anarchist consciousness are opposed and hostile to that of organized crime and Mafia practices. Besides, the real organized crime rests in the centers of the State and the police. Beyond that, we neither apologize, nor regret our friendships. For days now, journalists, at the behest of the police, use our friendly relations, targeting our friend Vasilis Stefanakos [i], in order to present the fabrication of the “terrorists-criminals” osmosis and create new case files. We are going to defend this friendship of ours in every way, because it doesn’t fit into labels of “terrorists” nor “criminals”, which are given to us by the courts and the reports. This specific friend, like other long-term convicts who are mentioned in the news as so-called collaborators of ours, have NOTHING to do with the planned escape attempt. These ridiculous scenarios about the connection of the Cells of Fire with organized crime are trying to soil the obvious beauty of the comrades’ attempt to break the shackles of captivity.

What’s more beautiful than a prison exploding…

What’s uglier than a lie which is believed not even by its instigators…

What’s more obvious than vengeance…

IF FREEDOM IS A CRIME, LET’S ALL TURN INTO CRIMINALS

January 17th , 2014

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell

[i] Translator’s note: The long-term convict Vasilis Stefanakos is serving a prison sentence as a leading member of the Syndicate of organized crime in Greece.

Translated by The Circle of Individualist Anarchists

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25 Jan: Call out for counter-demo against fascist group ‘Sauvons Calais’ (France)

January 17th, 2015

On the 25th of January the fascist group Sauvons Calais are planning a march against migration at Place d’Armes at 2 am.

Now is the time for movement – we call for migration and any action attacking the fascism we see rise around us. In Calais we see more fascist gatherings, more threats, whilst the occupation of life by the state is ongoing. More and more the cops impose their control on the streets, jungles, houses, places were we live and sleep, our movements, the harbour and the highways, the parkings and the gas stations. Still the deaths caused by the border regime continue. The law of Europe. The fascist voices getting more seats in the shiny parliamentary rooms.

We call for anti-fascist mobilisation. The wind showed us the way in December, blowing down the new security fence at the port, installed by the UK government in a €15 million deal with the French authorities to seal the border. All things can be torn down. We dream of a time when not only so called organised fascists will not gather in the streets, but also cops and politicians responsible for the border regime don’t have the opportunity to rule over our lives and movements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Candies and Whims: Call for solidarity and assistance (Philippines)

January 17th, 2015

An anarchist project in Philippines called Candies and Whims recently sent an email to us about their project and request solidarity/help in the form of books, zines, financial contributions for printing, resources etc. If you want to send zines, posters, books etc to Candies and Whims, contact us for postage details and also if you want to help with a financial donation – contact us for more details.

My name is Honey and I’m from the Philippines.
I’m writing this letter to you all to ask for your solidarity with my projects.

To introduce a bit about me, I’ve been working personal efforts to contribute within the Anarchist Community here. I’ve been doing several projects, which has more to do with readings and actions about and for anarchism and wom*n and gender fluid people.

One of my projects Ive called Candies and Whims is a translation project of any anarchist readings, which from English Language, I translate to Filipino language, have them posted on my page, but the aim is to have the translated texts printed out and handed over to people for FREE. Read the rest of this entry »

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Plakat: Revolutionäre Solidarität mit Amelie, Fallon und Carlos (ABC Wien)

January 17th, 2015

http://www.abc-wien.net/?p=1773

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Great resistance of our units in Kobane – Latest reports (Kurdistan)

January 17th, 2015

Great resistance of our units in Kobanî

Kobanî – The attacks by Daesh (ISIS) terrorists attempting the occupation of Kobanî continued on the 123rd day. The terrorists are continuing their attacks with new reinforcements and weapons. With a great determination, our forces of the People’s Defense Units (YPG) along with the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) are conducting their defense against terrorist attacks.

Yesterday evening, Jan. 15, terrorist groups carried out an attack on the Eastern front with a VBIED [Vehicle-Borne-Improvised-Explosive-Device]. After blasting the car-bomb, the terrorists attempted numerous attacks on several positions. Intense and direct confrontations were experienced in the area.

The terrorist groups today attempted to attack on all the three fronts of Kobanî. On the Southern front, the terrorists used another VBIED and a suicide operative to carry out their attack. Heavy clashes erupted on the 48 Road and near the Sukul Hal, the fight is strongly continuing. Read the rest of this entry »

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Arab fighter in Kobanê – YPG defends the fraternity of peoples (Kurdistan)

January 17th, 2015

SEDAT SUR – KOBANÊ 14.01.2015 11:00:11

Arab YPG fighter Şevger Himo said that the ranks of the YPG were a place where young people from all over the world who wanted democracy could meet.

Himo, an Arab from the Cizîrê Canton, who spoke to ANF said he joined the YPG 3 years ago, and three months ago came to Kobanê oh his own volition to join the resistance. Four of Himo’s brothers are also involved in various institutions in Rojava.

The egalitarian nature of the revolution

Şevger Himo said he had lived in Qamişlo (Qamishli) for a long time and become acquainted with the Kurdish Freedom Movement through his elder brother, but “our loyalty to and belief in the Kurdish movement really developed after the revolution in Rojava.”

With the gun given him by his father

Şevger Himo said he had received his call up papers from the regime, adding: “I didn’t want to do military service for the regime, I preferred to join the YPG, which is defending the Rojava revolution. My family supported this decision, as the revolution represents the unity of peoples. When I joined the YPG it had limited capabilities and my father gave me his own AK47.” Read the rest of this entry »

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War against ISIS/Daesh: Women’s resistance in Kobanê is breaking taboos (Kurdistan)

January 17th, 2015

Women’s resistance in Kobanê is breaking taboos

MEHMET ZEKİ ÇİÇEK/ÇAĞDAŞ KAPLAN* – KOBANÊ 13.01.2015 13:30:13

The historic resistance of the people of Kobanê under the leadership of the YPG/YPJ to ISIS attacks is now in its 121st day. Women fighting in the ranks of the YPJ has caught the attention of the world. Hiva Huso is one of these women.

Hiva Huso, who sent her 8 children and husband to Suruç after the ISIS attacks on Kobanê, has joined the public security forces and is not leaving the town. Hiva Huso said: “Every mother loves her children, but a person’s love for their land and their freedom is an even stronger emotion,” epitomising the women’s struggle in Kobanê.

First in Aleppo, now in Kobanê

Hiva Huso (40) has 8 children, the oldest 19, the youngest 5. When the regime began its attacks on Aleppo, she moved her family to Kobanê, then returned to Aleppo to continue her role in the public security forces set up by the people which is responsible for the security of the Kurdish neighbourhood. Huso was then sent to Kobanê by her colleagues so that she would not be far from her children. Read the rest of this entry »

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War against ISIS/Daesh: YPJ Commander – We promise the women of the world that we will succeed (Kurdistan)

January 17th, 2015

SEDAT SUR – KOBANÊ 12.01.2015 10:30:10

One of the YPJ Kobanê commanders, Gülistan Kobanê, assessed the ISIS attacks on the canton which began on 15 September 2014, saying: “The YPJ’s slogan against these attacks is: ‘Even if only the YPJ is left, Kobanê will not fall.’ In nearly 4 months the YPJ has fulfilled this slogan.”

She added that Kobanê had not fallen and that the YPJ had prevented the ISIS gangs advancing in all areas. “The YPJ has demonstrated that neither ISIS nor any other force will succeed against the Kurdish people when the YPJ is present,” she said.

Kobanê recalled that the YPJ had been founded to combat the dominant male mentality, and had inflicted significant blows on ISIS. “The resistance displayed by the YPJ against the savage ISIS gangs has created hope amongst women everywhere,” she added.

YPJ Commander added that the YPJ had protected women’s honour and identity, saying: “Men used to lack confidence in women, but this has been changed by our resistance. Women have fought heroically in the front line against ISIS and the male fighters who’ve seen this have great respect for the YPJ.”

Kobanê said that they never believed that Kobanê would fall. Fighters like Dicle, Delila, Hevi, Nuda and Arîn Mîrkan refused to let the enemy pass and sacrificed their lives heroically. These comrades became a symbol of freedom for Kurdish women and women all over the world.”

‘The perception created by ISIS has been smashed’

Kobanê said the YPJ had become feared by the ISIS gangs, adding: “Neither ISIS nor the cold weather can stop us. The operation to liberate Kobanê will continue and Kobanê will be free.” She concluded by saying: “Our resistance and struggle will continue. We promise the women of the world on behalf of our fallen comrades that we will succeed.”

Lions of Rojava

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Police attacking Kobane refugee camps with water cannons, militarised police and army (Turkey)

January 17th, 2015

Tent city in Suruç raided by troops every week

8 January 2015 News, North-Kurdistan, Rojava

Police attacks vigil tents in Ceylanpınar
The 6th tent city opened for refugees from Kobanê in Suruç is being raided once a week by Turkish troops in armoured vehicles. Fidan Kanlıbaş, who works at the camp, said the Turkish authorities were trying to create an atmosphere of fear.

The sixth tent city being established in Suruç for refugees from Kobanê is being obstructed by the authorities. The camp, in the village of Külünçe, consists of 1,200 tents and has a capacity of 8,000, but the Turkish authorities are refusing to give permission for the camp, which has been set up by the Suruç municipality, and want the refugees to go to the state-run AFAD camp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Write to Giannis Naxakis and Grigoris Sarafoudis, anarchist prisoners held in Domokos Type C Prison (Greece)

January 17th, 2015

via actforfree:

After a phone communication with the comrades they have informed us about their new addresses in Domokos C’ Type high security prisons and that they are together in the same cell in wing E’1. Comrade G.Sarafoudis was transferred back to Koridallos prisons last week for the upcoming trial of the case of the bank robbery in Filota, which begins on January 14th.

Their morale and spirits are high.

Giannis Naxakis
Grigoris Sarafoudis

Geniko Katastima Kratisis Domokou,
Ε Pteryga,
35010 Domokos,
Fthiotida,
Greece

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Phone interview with anarchist comrade Christos Tsakalos, member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

January 17th, 2015

via InterArma:

On Monday, 19th of January around 6 o’clock, there will be a phone interview with anarchist comrade Christos Tsakalos, member of the anarchist group the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire about the prison escape, maximum security prison (type C) and other things.

You can listen to the show on the web or tune to 93,8 fm on the radio.

Radio-zones of Subversive Tension – 93,8fm

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Santiago: Burning barricades in Solidarity with Taco the Polar Bear ($hile)

January 16th, 2015

via War on Society:


Street blockade for Taco the polar bear.

In order to speak out about the situation suffered by Taco the polar bear at the Santiago metropolitan zoo, we demand the release of the polar bear.

Blockade carried out December 26, 2014

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Santiago: Revolutionary solidarity – Incendiary barricades for prisoners in Greece ($hile)

January 16th, 2015

Complicidad y solidaridad más allá de los idiomas, banderas y fronteras.

Con el comienzo del año y aprovechando las celebraciones, el gobierno griego dio comienzo a un proceso de traslado de prisionerxs hacia la Cárcel de tipo C de Domokos, con el claro objetivo de aislar a lxs prisionerxs en guerra e intentar amainar la lucha anárquica que cada día se intensifica en las calles y dentro de los siniestros muros de las prisiones.

El primer prisionero trasladado fue el compañero anarquista Nikos Maziotis miembro de Lucha Revolucionaria a lo que rápidamente de sumaron Dimitris Koufontinas, miembro de la organización 17 Noviembre, Kostas Gournas miembro de Lucha Revolucionaria, Yannis Naxakis y Grigoris Sarafoudis, condenados por atraco a mano armada y por supuesta participación en las CCF. Read the rest of this entry »

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Report about the case of the escape attempt of members of CCF (Greece)

January 16th, 2015

It was 3rd of January when after a wide operation of anti-terrorist police, the wanted comrade Ch.Xiros was arrested in the region of Anavissos. At the same time, there was detected a hideout in the same region. After a stake-out of this property cops discovered a large amount of ammunition and firearms (8 Kalashnikovs, 1 RPG, 3 rockets, hundreds of bullets, more than 150 kilos of explosives etc.), drawings regarding an escape plan of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire members and a fake ID of comrade Angeliki. (who was visiting members of CCF in prison). The very same night EKAM (special forces of anti-terrorist police) and officers of anti-terrorist police raided all the cells of CCF members in prison, and the comrades Christos Tsakalos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, as well as the comrades Spiros Mandilas and Andreas Tsavdaridis, were transferred to a solitary confinement wing in a dungeon under Korydallos prison where there are no other prisoners.

In the next days, the anti-terrorist police declares comrade Angeliki is a fugitive and starts an intense man-hunt for her arrest (after giving her photo in publicity through all TV channels), and they discover another safehouse in the region of Loutraki where they found dozens of ready-made bombs, a gun, and two stolen vehicles (1 jeep and 1 van).

The Minister of Public Order and the Chief of Police are making official statements announcing that police managed to prevent an escape plan of the members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. According to this announcement, some comrades would attack and blow up the outside wall of the prison wing that members of CCF were held in, with a mega-bomb of 150 kilos of explosives put in a trapped vehicle (stolen van) and with the Kalashnikovs and the RPG would strike armed guards at the guard-houses of the prison.

After that, they would escape with CCF members in stolen vans which they intended to change with other stolen vehicles during the route of escape with the safehouses as destinations.

The imprisoned members of CCF published two texts (It was worth a try, Communique of War) in which they express their solidarity with comrade Angeliki and they closed with the phrase “Nothing is over…. Everything continues.”

Freedom to the imprisoned members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
Solidarity with the fugitive comrade Angeliki

Comrades in solidarity

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Political statement of Kostas Sakkas (Greece)

January 15th, 2015

From actforfree:

THE POLITICAL STATEMENT OF COMRADE KOSTAS SAKKAS READ OUT AT THE TERROR-TRIAL OF KORIDALLOS PRISONS.

I am sending the following text to Athens lawyer Dimitrios Katsaris in order for him to deliver it to his client and my co-accused Giorgos Karagiannidis, in order to read it out in the courtroom during the testimony procedure.
I realize absolutely that what a relative of mine testified during the witnesses’ testimonies was done with the best of intentions. However I must clarify that a large part of it does not reflect reality and does not express me as an individual.

Unfortunately the conditions in which I find myself in, my inability to communicate and the restrictions that this implies, led to the misinterpretation of this specific witness on what their role was, as such.
In my following statement my political opinions and positions are analysed to a large degree as well as what my implication is in the case examined in the court.

On December 4th 2010, two days before the anniversary of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos by the forces of repression, I was arrested along with my comrade and friend A.Mitrousias, outside a place in which we were hiding weapons. From the start we clarified that the weapons belonged to us and no one but us. They were not intended to supply any organization and could obviously not be a product for trading. Read the rest of this entry »

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Santiago: Desde Chile hasta España – Solidaridad insurrecta ($hile)

January 15th, 2015

English translation via War on Society

Un Paleógrafo es un paleógrafo…pero es más que un trozo de papel cuando
viene enmarcado en una forma de ver y entender el combate desde la
multiformidad permanente.

Es un mínimo gesto de respuesta, un guiño cómplice a nuestrxs compañerxs
secuestradxs por el Estado Español, nuestras complicidades se extienden
mas allá de cualquier frontera.

La complicidad entre el Estado chileno y Español se hizo evidente en el
coqueteo publico entre sus organismos represivos, materializándose con el
encuentro entre sus autoridades con diversos viajes entre ambos
territorios durante los últimos meses.

La operación Pandora no es simplemente la re-edición ciega de un modelo
represivo, sino que además incluye un movimiento de avanzada, contemplando
la falsificación de la realidad al apuntar a los GAC como una célula de
acción directa (tal como aquí las casas okupas fueron señaladas como
fachadas de una “organización terrorista”). Pero además el salto represivo
esta dado en la fantasiosa trampa de acusar a lxs compañerxs de conformar
una “organización terrorista” que no ha cometido ningún ataque conocido.
Esto es la Democracia, el absurdo que se autoafirma para perpetuarse en el
poder. Como antiautoritarixs no tenemos nada que mendigar, solo declarar
nuestro desprecio.

Desde las diferentes latitudes y territorios aprendamos de la maniobra
represiva en España, entendiendo que la Guerra Social se vive a nivel
global. Los Estados se comparten información y estrategias. Nosotrxs no
solo contemplamos, sino que somos parte de la misma marea contra el poder.

No olvidamos a nuestrxs hermanxs Francisco y Mónica, nuestros corazones
han estado y estarán con ustedes.

Solidaridad y lucha con lxs compañerxs secuestradxs por la Operación
Pandora y con nuestrxs entrañables compañerxs de la Conspiración de
Células del Fuego y Christodoulos Xiros recientemente
encarcelado:¡Guerrillero una vez, Guerrillero Siempre!

Algunos Anarquistas
$tgo-Chile. Enero 2015.

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New arrests in the CCF escape case (Greece)

January 14th, 2015

Kalamata, southern Peloponnese: According to the reports of the corporate media, on Tuesday 13th January 2015, two men, a 37 year old Albanian, and a 54 year old Greek national were arrested in an armed car stop by the anti-terrorist police. The 37 year old Albanian is accused of renting the Anavyssos house that comrade Christodoulos Xiros was arrested near, and where a number of Kalashnikovs, pistols, explosives, documents and a rocket launcher were found. The Greek national is a retired former member of EKAM, the Greek anti-terrorist unit. According to the arrest warrant, the men are suspected of belonging to a terrorist group; committing acts of terror; building, procuring and possessing explosives and possessing illegal firearms. The two men went before the public prosecutor the next day and denied the charges.

International solidarity to Christodoulos Xiros, and all detained and wanted for the CCF escape case

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National University of La Plata: Animals liberated, research facility set on fire (Argentina)

January 13th, 2015

received anonymously (translation); click here for video from the action:

“Progress and science have been declared enemies of nature and freedom, managed for those who possess power and want to keep it on their side no matter what it takes. A fundamental part of its development is the separation of humans from the rest of nature, and one of the practices to generate its development is the incarceration and use of animals. We decided to start a fierce campaign against animal testing in particular at the National University of La Plata, where they experiment with cats, guinea pigs and other animals. Read the rest of this entry »

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Letter from Eric McDavid about his release (USA)

January 13th, 2015

And now…
i cannot begin this without an over flowingly gushing heartfelt thanks for the amazing support, aid, and solidarity provided by so many people from so many places – seeing me through these past 9 years to bring me home… tears of release and joy will continue to wet my cheeks -

i don’t wipe them away… the folks at Sacramento Prisoner Support have never wavered in going above and beyond while enduring all the pressures that come from moving contrary to what the FBI had considered a closed case – i love you all so dearly. to my habeas attorneys, mark and ben, your work on this process certainly hasn’t changed my view of the legal system – but it has proven to me that humyns can actually survive the bar with their strong and beautiful hearts intact, still connected, and persevering as a guiding force in their lives = ‘thank you’ will never be enough, i love you both… surviving these last 9 years has brought me to a new understanding of patience and how it can be passionate, thereby sustaining the need for a longer view; one that will continue to help me as i move into aiding those still held behind razor wire fences, concrete, and steel… so many others have cases as ridiculous as my own – some much worse, and have been in for decades; a number i met personally and others i dream of meeting upon their release.
thank you all so much for all of your love and support as i begin to move into this next phase of my life.
i’ll be in touch again soon. for now i hope to focus on spending time with my loved ones and reconnecting with the community that i love and have missed for so long.
too much love. find UR joy

Eric McDavid

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… If you would like to write Eric or send him care packages, you can send them to: Eric McDavid c/o SPS PO Box 163126 Sacramento, CA 95816 USA.

Find a link at: http://supporteric.org/howtohelp.htm#Fundraising

Thank you all for your continued love and solidarity!
Yours, Sacramento Prisoner Support

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Anarchist comrades Spyros Mandylas and Andreas Tsavdaridis are free (Greece)

January 12th, 2015

On Monday, 12/01, in the afternoon, anarchist comrades Spyros Mandylas and Andreas Tsavdaridis were released as the 18-months pre-trial detention that was imposed on them has finally ended. We remind that the comrades were arrested on 12/07/2013 and are accused of being members of the anarchist guerrilla group the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and for the shipping of a parcel bomb to the former commander of anti-terrorist agency, Dimitris Xorianopoulos, which took place in July 2013 and was carried out by Commando “Mauricio Morales”-FAI/IRF, as part of the “Phoenix” project (act 4), an attack which Andreas has claimed responsibility for. We welcome with great joy our comrades back to the streets of continuous insurrection.

Strength to the comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

Freedom to anarchist prisoners of war

Fury and Conscience

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Inter Arma

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