Comrade–hunger striker Theofilos Mavropoulos (striker since 2/3 – member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire) was transferred today [March 19] to the hospital of Korydallos prison because of intense dizziness and pains in the belly and kidneys.
He is currently located in the the State General Hospital of Nikea.
Victory to the hunger strikers, immediate satisfaction of their demands.
Not a step back
Comrade–hunger striker George Polydoros was transferred to a hospital outside prison. The comrade had undergone blood tests and doctors felt that the test should be repeated, because of some of the measurements which were not clear if there was something disturbing or not. So, while at first the comrade was moved to “Saint Paul” prison hospital, the fact that there is no equipment for conducting blood tests there, resulted in him being transferred to a hospital outside prison.
Victory to the hunger strike of our comrades, immediate satisfaction of their demands.
If something happens a hunger striker, nothing will be left unanswered.
People in solidarity with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
We would like to share with you the status of the legal situation our Tamara Sol is facing, prisoner in San Miguel jail in a “high security” module, since the 21st of January. She has lived this year along with other compañeras locked down for 23 hours a day with one hour to go out to the yard. She receives two visits a week, 5 people on Monday and 5 people on Friday (two hours each time). Tamara is accused of “attempted murder” and robbery. The prosecutor asked for 7 years without benefits*, from the first day she was detained.
We, her family, have been doomed to work primarily with her lawyers, Nelson Miranda and Margarita López, on all of the legal procedures to achieve the reduction of the sentence and ensure the corresponding legal benefits be taken into account, for previous irreproachable conduct and other extenuating circumstances. Read the rest of this entry »
As of yesterday (Sunday 15 March) we had heard of hunger strikes and other protests taking place in 8 detention centres across the UK, as prisoners started refusing food in Dungavel (Scotland, near Glasgow) and Dover. There is now rebellion in the majority of the UK’s migration prisons.
The other six known to be protesting are Yarl’s Wood (Bedfordshire), Harmondsworth and Colnbrook (Heathrow airport), Tinsley House and Brook House (near Gatwick Airport). (See previous report here.) Read the rest of this entry »
‘ISIS attacked with Turkish state assistance; we have the footage’
Serêkanîyê YPJ commander Çiçek Xemgin said ISIS had attacked Til Temir and Serêkaniyê (Ras ‘al Ayn) in order to distract attention from its defeats in Kobanê, Til Hemis and Til Berak, but that this would not prevent the obliteration of the organisation.
Xemgin said the Turkish state was still actively supporting the ISIS gangs, adding that they had footage of gunfire from Turkish military posts and positions, and of wounded gang members being carried in Turkish military vehicles and taking refuge in Turkish military posts. Read the rest of this entry »
Update: Panagiotis was not transferred to the prison hospital, he was transferred to another hospital, out of prison.
Comrade Panagiotis Argyrou of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell was today (15th day on hunger strike) transferred to the hospital after a fainting shock. Panagiotis stayed in the hospital as a precaution. We don’t know when he’s going to be coming out yet.
International solidarity to the imprisoned fighters
War to the end
Update on the comrade Panagiotis Argyrou
In the morning, yesterday (17/3), comrade Panagiotis Argyrou (hunger striker since 2/3 – member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire), suffered a fainting episode. He was transferred to “St. Paul” prison hospital, where after being diagnosed with low sugar, his hospitalization in a hospital outside prison was deemed necessary thus he was transferred with an ambulance escorted by cops to “Attico” hospital. There, the comrade refused serum administration, told the doctors that he is on hunger strike and then the doctors threatened him that they would seek a judge’s order in order for the comrade to be subjected to compulsory feeding. Comrade held a negative attitude, leaving no room for discussion and negotiation to suppress his hunger strike. Thus, the hospital “Attico” refused hospitalization, and he was moved back to the hospital of Korydallos prison. There, finding that comrade Panagiotis had very low sugar and there was a risk of him suffering a hypoglycemic shock, it was requested for him to be transferred again to a hospital outside prison. At this time, we do not know to which hospital he has moved. There will be a newer update when this becomes known.
Strength to comrade Panagiotis Argyrou who is in discomfort while being on hunger strike for 16 days.
Strength to the hunger strikers – members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire that are on hunger strike since 02/03, demanding the release of the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and of the girlfriend of the latter.
Immediate and unconditional satisfaction of the demands of the hunger strikers.
People in solidarity with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
Enmarcado en las distintas huelgas de hambre que se llevan al interior de las prisiones griegas desde el 02 de Marzo del 2015, expresamos, como mínimo gesto, nuestra solidaridad con propaganda por las calles de Santiago.
Solidarizamos incondicionalmente con todxs lxs compañerxs en prisión que continúan en guerra adentro de las cárceles, sin arrepentirse ni un milímetro de sus decisiones buscando expandir la ofensiva en su actual condición de rehén.
Hoy, distintos prisioneros se han levantado en huelga de hambre contra los avances represivos, incluyendo las cárceles tipo-C. Por su parte lxs compañeros de la Conspiración de Células del Fuego-célula en prisión al igual que la compañera recientemente detenida Angeliki Spyropoulou, han iniciado una huelga de hambre hasta la muerte exigiendo la liberación de sus familiares y amigos, encarcelados como parte de la reciente estrategia de venganza Estatal. Read the rest of this entry »
On Sunday, March 15, 2015 in the morning an arson attack against two cars that provide food delivery from Prague restaurants Řízkárna was made. This fiery sabotage is our contribution to the fight against the exploitation of workers and against the dictatorship of capital. Owner Řízkárny Vladimir Krulec is a known capitalist bastard. Hundreds of people paid with their hard work just so that he could appropriate all its fruits. Gross exploitation, bullying, intimidation – these are his methods. Anger turned into offensive action is our answer.
We fight, but we do not try to rescue or organize others. Fiery sabotage against Řízkárně is our subversive response to the world driven by capitalist relations. A response which rises from the subversive practices, which can be expressed in a thousand ways in different places. Today destructive flames in Řízkárnou, tomorrow in other ways and elsewhere. Capitalist relations are fraught with all areas of life. We find, therefore, a large battlefield. Everywhere in this field, it is possible to express our subversive relationship to the dictatorship of Capital. Social class of wage-labor countries. All we have to overcome. Out of the ruins of the existing misery grow free life. Onward!
To all those still keeping the fire alive, my name is Dante Cano.
I was arrested by the pigs on Friday the 13th, at a march “Against the Police State.” It was an international call-out against militarization of the pigs and police repression towards black lives in so-called “America.”
I was also out there that night for all those killed in racist murders and the killing of a woman that was shot by the Emeryville police outside of Home Depot.
I was violently attacked for supposedly breaking a Men’s Warehouse window. I was tackled and beaten by OPD, then put in a van and taken four to five blocks away. I was then asked if a bat and a black bag was mind. I said, “Fuck no.” Police beat me once more in the van and then took me to jail. Read the rest of this entry »
En nuestro contexto histórico actual, el poder global y local se plasma en numerosos engranajes destinados al control social para la reproducción de las relaciones de dominación y sumisión.
Desde los grandes complejos industriales hasta la tecnología inserta en la cotidianidad de la persona, la recolección de datos a través de las “redes sociales” y la promoción de la ideología de la “seguridad”, el poder se preocupa de tener en sus manos la capacidad de mantenerlo todo bajo su control para mantener el orden sustentado en privilegios, riquezas y opresión. Read the rest of this entry »
For two months now, after the revelation of the members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan, a witch hunt started in any direction. Since my arrest, however, and after that, things have gone out of control, with the counter-terrorism unit dogs going beyond any limits. The constant and unrepentant action of some people, who stubbornly refuse to accept the power of the prison guards, who locks them up in the concrete every night, has outraged all those who cannot understand what it means to live in pride and dignity. They won’t settle for the ones who have openly stood against them but, now, they’re also targeting people who, despite the fact that they have no political connection with us, chose neither to abandon their own people, nor to turn their back on the chased ones. Dirty as they might play, though, they can’t make us back down. To every hit of theirs, we’re going to forcefully answer back and with our heads up. Inertia and passivity are not included in our characteristics. So, since 2/3, I take part in the hunger strike, along with the comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Prison Cell, demanding the immediate release of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos’ mother and the second one’s girlfriend. We are determined to get to the end…
NOT A STEP BACK
P.S. What needs to be said is much more; however, it is important for someone to be able to dissociate the occasions, and what comes first now is the immediate release of the ones who have nothing to do with the case. All the rest can wait. At the moment, the only thing I have to say is that this is not the beginning and definitely not the end of a story, but it is about the route, and this is where beauty lies.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE RELATIVES OF THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE MEMBERS
SUPPORT FOR ALL THE HUNGER STRIKERS’ FIGHT
1. For the abolition of the A’ counter-terror law (article 187),
2. For the abolition of the B’ counter-terror law (article 187A),
3. The abolition of the hood-law,
4. The abolition of the C’ type prisons law,
5. The liberation of Savvas Xiros for medical reasons,
6. The abolition of the Public Prosecutor provision requiring the violent taking of DNA (and generally, the police manipulation with the construction of culprits through DNA).
On March 2, Anarchists/political prisoners began a hunger strike with demands aiming at the suppressive context of the counter-terrorist crusade that goes on smoothly, despite the left governance of the traders of hope. The anarchist comrades involved in the Network of Fighting Prisoners (NFP) and comrades Maziotis, Koufodinas and Gournas have put in a general framework that depicts the development of repression in recent years. That’s why each one of their demands separately deconstructs the emergency regime and its basic expression which is none other than repression.
After SY.RIZ.A was elected, many comrades -including me- believed that there was a need for provocations from anarchist perspectives in order to force SYRIZA to reveal its real face. The face of capitalism, the face of the managers of modern power, the face of the servants of Capital. Besides, to this masquerade with guests from all historical periods, viewers are forced to discover that beneath all the masks hides the face of power, which can neither be improved nor reformed, only destroyed, with continuous struggle by all means. And let all those anarchists that were dragged to the polls to cast a vote in SY.RIZ.A hear this. Read the rest of this entry »
Shilan (Silhan) Ozcelik, an 18 year-old Kurdish comrade from London, has been held on remand in Holloway prison charged with preparing to commit acts of terrorism. Her charge relates to allegedly trying to join the fight against Daesh (ISIS) in Syria.
Shilan was arrested at Stansted airport in January after returning from a trip to mainland Europe, but appeared in court only last week charged with the offence under section 5 (1)(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006. She is accused of trying to join fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK. It’s the first known prosecution in relation to people in the UK joining the fight against Daesh.
An emergency demo was held outside Holloway on Friday to support her. Shilhan is due to appear at the Old Bailey on 1st April – updates will be shared here if further demos are called.
Write to Shilan at:
Prison No: A8733DK
London N7 0NU
Every message and action of solidarity is a gesture of complicity and strength for the fight we give. A fight that goes beyond the faces of the political prisoners and releases a general dynamic. The dynamic of the anarchists to sabotage the reality of law’s decisions, the prisons’, the judges’ and that of the cops’. The dynamic to touch, each one with their own starting points and specialties, a perspective of substantial and dangerous conflict with the existent and the powerful. The dynamic to live anarchy here and now.
The first squats [occupations] (central offices of SY.RI.Z.A., The Law school, Chania, Rethymno, Veroia, Thessaloniki), marches, interventions outside prisons, actions of attack, counter information, have already disturbed the peaceful sleep of the cities. The regular circulation of humans and products, that indifferently move in the metropolis’ avenues, was interrupted, even for a little while, towards non-scheduled affairs.
A forceful squat or a march, unleashes, in fact, space and time of the enslaved reality. Space because it liberates ground, occupying it and reversing its symbolisms. So, the governing party’s offices and the Law School are slipping into liberated territories of counter-information and subversive plannings. Time because it smashes the clock of the scheduled routes in the city. The time – guard, which is being shared out to scheduled routes in the metropolis, home – school – coffee hours – shops – advertisements, disorganizes. It disorganizes towards a squatted building, a broken journalists’ van and moments of dispute are released for anyone to think of; not only whether we live in poverty, but also whether we live a way we are not included in.
This is why the cannibalistic propaganda of the journalists crudely attacks these actions of solidarity. It sets up a witch hunt in the caldron of the TV demagogy and launches caricatures of students – careerists of the law school (probably judges and attorneys in the future), who present the squatters as bullies.
But if the life of the hunger strikers and, mainly, the whole fight for freedom and dignity can be compared to some lost days of teaching, then this society, along with its civilization and its morality, needs to be defeated twice, for the world to be more beautiful and free.
STRENGTH & COMPLICITY TO THE PEOPLE IN SOLIDARITY
STRENGTH & SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THE HUNGER STRIKERS
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF,
Imprisoned Members Cell
Alexander Kolchenko is a Crimean anarchist, social activist and antifascist who is held in captivity by the Russian authorities. Along with other Crimean activists, he has been kidnapped by the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) and is now detained as a political hostage in Lefortovo jail in Moscow. He is charged with committing “acts of terrorism” and “belonging to a terrorist community”.
Why is Alexander Kolchenko in jail?
Alexander, who has undeniably proved his antifascist stance over many years, is facing preposterous accusations of belonging to “Right Sector”, a radical Ukrainian right-wing organization, whose real role in Ukrainian events is blown out of proportion by Russian official propaganda.
In modern Russia any activist — left-wing, anarchist or liberal — can be slandered as a member or sympathizer of “Right Sector”. This situation is comparable to the hunt for nonexistent “Trotskyists” under Stalin, or the McCarthy witch-hunt for communists. Putin’s authoritarian and nationalist regime, which uses in its propaganda everything from religious prejudices and conspiracy theories to outright racism, shamelessly steals “antifascist” rhetoric. And yet anyone who is considered bothersome is called a “fascist”, even if he/she stands on the opposite side of the political spectrum. Read the rest of this entry »
13 March – ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol.
YPG (People’s Defense Units) Press Centre reported in a written statement that 74 gang members were killed in clashes in Til Temir and Kobanê. 5 YPG/YPJ fighters have also lost their lives.
YPG said that ISIS gangs continued their attacks on and around Til Temir during last night after reinforcing their units with more groups of fighters, mostly foreigners, and heavy weapons brought in from various parts of Iraq such as Raqqa, Aleppo and Hol. Read the rest of this entry »
On the occasion of an international anarchist meeting in Paris we had the opportunity to do some interviews in the studio of Radio Libertaire. This is one of those interviews. In it comrades from the Anarchist Radio Berlin, Crna Luknja (Ljubljana), Radio Libertaire (Paris) and the Vrje Bond (Netherlands) talk about several anarchist bookfairs around Europe and other upcoming events like an international radio meeting in Slovenia or the Pinksterlanddagen camp in the Netherlands.
ps.: Please note: We are always looking for people willing to lend us a hand with transcript translations from Spanish or German into English as well as people able to do voice recordings – in order to amplify our international radio work. You can contact us at aradio-berlin/at/riseup(dot)net!
On Monday 9 March, there was a demo in Birmingham by the Birmingham Against AstraZeneca crew. Around 25 people over the course of the day joined the protest. This is the first demo against a Skanska office in the UK, Skanska are the builders of the Cambridge AstraZeneca global HQ and animal lab. AstraZeneca uses around 300,000 animals in pointless experiments each year; that’s over 800 animals every single day! 500 leaflets brought by the activists were distributed within the first hour and a half of the protest! Support from the public was overwhelming. Shut down the animal torturers-murderers!
Please do a demo against your local Skanska office, without Skanska no lab can be built. The animals need YOU!
Upcoming demo in Yorkshire against Skanska and AstraZeneca:
Friday, April 10 at 12:00pm
Bentley House, Jossey La, Doncaster DN5 9ED
Anti-prison and anti-state international newsletter coming out on a relentless but irregular basis. Find inside a selection of current news, reports, prisoners letters, analysis and ongoing attacks of resistance from the new urban anarchist war. Download the PDF.
Bored of the type of anarchism that seems to exist only as a boring routine of endless meetings and crap benefit gigs full of self-important tossers?
Sick of middleclass mummys boys pretending to be proles?
Fed up of being told what the 'class struggle' is and isn't?
We are too and so we put together this booklet about it. Updated PDF version.
Out Now: 325 #11
Continues the analysis of new technologies of control started in issue #10. Plus a few personal individualist texts, direct action chronology and more. Includes:
- 3 texts about Flooding, Nuclear-Energy and Urban War by 'Anti-civilisation cell of training & analysis - N.T.'
- 2 poems by Rodolfo Gonzalez Pacheco (1882-1949).
- Industrial Alienation.
- Anarchist comrades contributions to the IX Meeting for Animal Liberation in Italy, 2013.
- Memories from the Future: The Coming Technological Singularity.
- Necrotechnologies & Synthetic Biology.
- War to the machines! by Gianluca Iacovacci.
- Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Human Behaviour.
- The Dalek's are Coming!
- Empty House and Crowded Forest & Some Thoughts on FAI/IRF by Eat.
- Escape into Sanity: The Fall by V.Q.
44 pages of antisystem anarchic-insurgence. Featuring amongst other texts:
- One Year After... (August 2011)
- War against the information-age : a future of mass social control
- Perspectives about the energetic collapse of the techno-industrial society
- Bio-economy, a way out of the crisis
- Class modifications
- Excluded and Included
- Science in the aid of control : Robotics and aerial drones
- Radioactive spills and nuclear crisis
- On Sabotage and Terrorism
- FAI-FRI/CCF "Lone wolves are not alone".
International Network of Counter-Information & Translation
International revolutionary solidarity with anarchist companera Sol F. Vergara (Chile)
Our dear companera Sol was pointed out by power and accused of the attack on the miserable Banco Estado security guard Rolando Vargas Fuentes, in which 4 bullets were fired as a gesture of revenge for the murderous shots that another of his colleagues fired at the anarchist companero Sebastian Overluij, which slew him. See also here.
Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis, Kostas Gournas are imprisoned anarchist comrades in Greece who have taken responsibility, as well as of slain comrade Lambros Foundas, of membership of the Revolutionary Organisation - Revolutionary Struggle. Their actions and their articulate anarchist analysis of capitalism and their high hopes for social revolution press a question to each reader who is ready to rebel and embrace their freedom. On 24 October 2011 their trial began. You can find updates about the process translated into English here and here. Update: N. Maziotis was captured after an armed clash with police in Athens. P.Roupa and their baby-son, Victor Lambros are still in clandestinity. Find further news here.
"This pamphlet is a meeting point of comrades from all over the world. An imaginary meeting since the walls and bars of the prisons where we are temporarily keep our bodies hostage. But our meanings remain free, escape from the cells of prison and are expressed with words continuing to provoke authority.
Words that still smell of fire and gunpowder, words which carry with them all of our hate for the system, words unrepentant and armed, words which transfer stresses and desires, words which break the isolation of prison, words full of passion for the mutiny we want to continue, words from Chile, Mexico, America, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria, Indonesia..."CCF
The so-called "Security Case" concerns our revolutionary comrades Juan Aliste Vega, Marcelo Villarroel Sepulveda, and Freddy Fuentevilla Saa, who are currently held captive in prisons of the Chilean State. Some background info. See also here.