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Cardiff: Demo in solidarity with the hunger striking members of CCF and their friends and families (Wales, UK)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Today at 1pm in Cardiff city centre we held a demonstration in solidarity with the hunger striking members of CCF and their friends and families. We handed out flyers explaining their situation and demands while shouting chants in English and Greek. After the demonstration we hung a banner in the city and scattered flyers from the roof. Strength and complicity to CCF and their friends and relatives.

Long live anarchy!

*we will send pics soon.

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Amongst two worlds – International Call of Action for the Hunger Strike until Death of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The moment the following words were written, we’re on the 25th day of hunger strike, for the liberation of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos’ mother, as well as the second one’s girlfriend.

The pre-trial detention of our two comrades’ relatives was an act of revenge by the judicial power against us, in retaliation for the escape we had prepared, with the bombing of the prison.

Now, reaching a tipping point between life and death, we want to share some thoughts with brothers and sisters, accomplices, comrades and anarchists all over the world. Of course, we know that upgrades of repression does not occur only in the Greek territory. It has already been applied in several countries, wishing to avenge anarchist deniers of the existent. Recently, in Chile, cops wanted to implicate the mother of the comrade Juan Aliste (“Security” Case) to a case of escape attempt of her son and his comrades. Moreover, in Spain, through Operation “Pandora”, when comrades from the friendship circle of anarchist prisoner Monica Caballero were targeted, while relatives of the anarchist Tamara Sol, in Chile, during their visit in prison, suffered the revengeful sadistic “care” of the penal officers who wanted to inflict humiliating body searches on them.

These attacks against relatives and friends of the anarchist prisoners seek to form an impassable moat of isolation around us. What the arrests, the verdicts and the prison bars failed to achieve, the emotional blackmail and the locking up of our beloved ones in the cells of democracy comes to accomplish. The blackmail is clear: we either make truce, or our relatives remain in prison. We’re not going to sign any paper of repentance nor capitulate with power. We remain unrepentant anarchists and every day power keeps our people as hostages, the wolf of negation and attack festers more and more inside us…

We know that several comrades around the world, with whom we are connected through the complicity of the anarchist action, feel numb towards the choice of hunger strike. As some close comrades from Croatia wrote to us, hunger strike, posing demands on power, in some sense, acknowledges it when asks for their satisfaction. Somebody else could say the hunger strike looks like a reliance on emotions, which nourishes the traders of hope and humanism to play political games on our backs. We understand some concerns related to the method of the hunger strike as, in the past, we have shared them with each other. Besides, in several cases when we experienced the revenge of power upon us, we chose to act in a different way and not by hunger strike. To put it simply: to war, we answer back with war. Because our choice is always the attack. But now we’re not talking about ourselves. The hostages in prison are our relatives now. This is why we chose a hunger strike, to publicly expose the ugliness and morbidity of power. We are on the 25th day of hunger strike already and we don’t recognise a millimeter of donated ground by power to us. Besides, we are aware that freedom is conquered through the violence of our own actions and won’t be given away by its laws. But our relatives do not share the war we have declared against power, so they won’t share our imprisonment. This is why we demand their immediate release from the cells of democracy.

We know that hunger strike is a slow death. But it is not our death. It is the death of a society that remains dormant and quiet towards the fascism of power. We, therefore, take the responsibility to expose it further… This is why the hunger strike we’re on, is not a passive attitude, but a scream of attack that becomes praxis through the acts of solidarity. It is a scream of attack that meets with thousands of voices in demos, with hundreds of hands that vandalize walls with slogans of solidarity, that hang banners, squat buildings, radio stations, government offices, and set a thousand fires to banks, state vehicles, political parties’ offices, courts, in Greece, Italy, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Czech, Spain, UK, Turkey and the soils of Kurdistan in battle. So, the hunger strike, when connected with actions of attack, is not a plea for pity, but a call for action. This is why we call, from today, the hunger strike we’re on to become a wager for the people of anarchy, for the Black International of the anarchists of praxis, for the FAI/IRF cells, for the comrades, for everyone who chooses to attack against the order, the quiet and the laws of this world and its civilization. From today, through the attacks all over the world, let us put forward the dilemma: either with anarchy, or with power.

Because, on the background of the hunger strike for the release of the CCF comrades’ relatives, in fact, two different worlds are competing: on the one hand, the world of power, order, regularity, law, judges, prisons and, on the other hand, the world of revolt, that of the streets, fire, freedom, anarchy…

NOTHING LESS THAN EVERYTHING
HUNGER STRIKE FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE MEMBERS’ RELATIVES
VICTORY FOR ALL THE HUNGER STRIKERS’ STRUGGLE
LONG LIVE ANARCHY

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF,
Imprisoned Members Cell

Greek Prisons
27/3/2015

P.S. Strength and complicity with all the imprisoned anarchists around the world and especially with our brothers Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai, held in the Italian prisons.

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Communique by the prisoners of Korydallos prison (Greece)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

We, the prisoners of Korydallos prison, decided to scale up our reactions towards this insanity and injustice evolving in front of our eyes.

For about a month now, the judicial council that deals with the release of a 60-year-old mother and the wife of our fellow prisoner, Gerasimos Tsakalos, ostentatiously turns a deaf ear, playing with the life and the health of the hunger strikers, and the same policy is also followed by the Minister of Justice, which extends the passage of the bill, overtiring our fellow prisoners on hunger strike, whose demands concern all us prisoners and have to be satisfied.

There’s no question of support here, as the problem is that of all prisoners who have a wife and a mother who visit them in prison.

It is the fascistic and discredited police and judges which try to avenge the relatives of the prisoners, because they have a problem with them.

We won’t put up with our families paying for our own choices. They suffer enough pain already.

We have ran out of patience, in the face of this mother, we see our mother, and in the face of the wife, we see our own wives.

From today, Saturday 28/3, we refuse to go back into our cells at night and we let everyone take responsibility.

Those who are playing games with fire will face it and righteousness is on our side.

If anything happens to any hunger striker, those responsible will be held to account.

Whatever is to be, let it be!

VICTORY TO ALL THE HUNGER STRIKERS’ STRUGGLE!

IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION OF THEIR DEMANDS!

Prisoners from Korydallos prison

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Audio: Update on the hunger strike of the political prisoners, March 2015 (Greece)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

In solidarity to the imprisoned hunger strikers we have created and are sending you an audio file of updates related to the struggle of the hunger strikers in English. Please communicate this to as many counter-information blogs/sites/radios/media as possible.

Victory to the struggle of the hunger strikers.

http://radio98fm.espiv.net/DIAFORA/EnglishSpotHungerStrike.mp3

Update on the political prisoner’s hunger strike in the Greek prisons that begun on the 2nd of March.

Radiozones of subversive expression radio98fm.org presents a broadcast in English in order to propagate the hunger strike that is developing in the Greek state prisons since the 2nd of March, with a number of political and social prisoners on hunger strike with a common combative framework of claims while at the same time imprisoned members of CCF (Conspiracy of Cells of Fire) have also launched an indefinite hunger strike demanding the immediate release of their relatives and friends who have been vengefully imprisoned recently. (more…)

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Update on the comrades – hunger strikers Mihalis Nikolopoulos, Damiano Bolano and Olga Ekonomidou (Greece)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

Comrade Damiano Bolano begun the hunger strike weighing 90.1 kg, and has now reached 73.5 kg and suffers from a skin infection almost all over his body. Comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos from weighing 78.5 kg, has now reached 66.5, while showing significant bradycardia with a pulse in the range of 40-44 per minute and low blood pressure (8/6 small).

Olga Eκonomidou is on the 28th day of hunger strike and has reached a critical level of body weight (42 kg), the blood pressure is very low (7/5) and blood sugar ranges with measurements starting at 70 and goes up to 52 which is a borderline for hypoglycemic shock.

Nevertheless, “justice” continues to play with the lives of the hunger strikers, delaying the council’s decision to release the relatives of members of the CCF in a bureaucratic way, leading them to the boundaries between life and death.

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Text written by the comrade – hunger striker Olga Ekonomidou from Sotiria hospital (Greece)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

We’ve never fit into the laws, the rules, the habits of this world. Besides, it remains too “small” for us to fit in. We loved real life and freedom and these are what we will always fight for. And if today we’re on the 28th day of hunger strike, with the risk of losing our lives, from now on, it is because a life with no dignity, is simply not life at all. What could be more undignified if we did not defend, if we did not fight for those people who, for no benefit, no political theses and choices, they stood by us morally, all throughout our imprisonment, remaining Humans. So, this time we are fighting for them. To avoid their becoming the side effects of a war that they have never been accomplices in. So, let the arrows of democracy target its real enemies again. Once more, democracy saw to me being away from my comrades, as they all are spread out to different hospitals and prisons. But my heart and my soul is with them, every moment. Their strength is my strength during the struggle we together started and together we will end.

NOW AND FOREVER.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF GERASIMOS AND CHRISTOS TSAKALOS’ RELATIVES

SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY WITH THE DEMANDS OF THE POLITICAL PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE

WHOLEHEARTED COMRADELY GREETINGS TO THE COMRADES ABROAD WHO, ONCE MORE, THROUGH THEIR WORDS MADE TO NULLIFY THE DISTANCES AND STAND NEXT TO US

STRENGTH AND CONTINUATION TO ALL THE MOVES OF SOLIDARITY OUTSIDE THE WALLS

Olga Ekonomidou

Member of the R.O. – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF

“Sotiria” hospital

29/3/2015

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New letter written by the comrades – hunger strikers Damiano Bolano and Mihalis Nikolopoulos from Evagelismos hospital (Greece)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

27th day of hunger strike today and the mind has started playing tricks. We take our eyes away from the view of the room (cell now) that the 10th floor of Evaggelismos hospital offers, in order to share some thoughts with our comrades and friends.

We are tired now and the switching of our mood is often, due to the environment. Our body weight has now got to rates of -5%, -10%, -15%, as if are playing hide and seek with death. We have stopped paying attention to them, ‘until death’ we said anyway when we hugged, taking this decision and this is how it is going to be! Anything else is just details.

Even now that our condition is thought to be critical, not for a second have we thought like “you know what? I have a pain here, here and here, and this has started to worry me”. Our mind is constantly next to our comrades dancing with us, Panagiotis, Olga, Haris, Makis, Giorgos P., Theofilos, Giorgos N., Christos and Aggeliki, as well as the mother and the wife that the pigs of the counter-terrorism agency and the judicial authorities torment, taking revenge for our actions and our intentions. The responsibility for this attack we suffer has a full name and an address, and it starts from the tame petty politicians of the government, goes on with the Minister of Justice and gets to the judicial authorities, that intentionally delay the hearing of the appeal, in order to frazzle us much as possible. In a few words, some of our enemies!

How ironic that people who love life so much and live it with its full force, made this self-trapping decision to smolder like candles, at risking of losing it!

How beautiful it is, after so many years of friction and hardships to still die for each other, sealing our decision with an embrace.

Hardships do not back us down!

Embraced with death!!

Mihalis Nikolopoulos

Damianos Bolano

Members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF

Evaggelismos hospital,
28/3/2015

P.S. 1) We are sending our greetings and our support to all the political prisoners – hunger strikers, who are fighting for the immediate abolition of:

- the counter-terrorism laws (187 and 187Α articles),
- the hood law,
- the type C prisons,
- the use of DNA samples, that include mixture of genetic material of two persons and more, and lastly, the release of Savas Xiros, whose disability rate has reached 93%.

P.S. 2) Our love to the doctors Lina Vergopoulou, Spiros Sakkas, Olga Kosmopoulou.

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Text written by the comrade on hunger strike Haris Hatzimihelakis from Gennimatas hospital (Greece)

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

On Tuesday 24/3, I was transferred to the general hospital of G. Genimatas in Athens because of my deteriorated health after 22 days of hunger strike. Today, Friday, while writing this I am now in the 25th day of strike and I have lost 15.5 kg of my initial body weight of 84.5 kg. And in a similar situation are also the other hunger strikers, members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, most of whom are hospitalized in various hospitals at the moment. Our demand for the release from the clearly retaliatory custody of the mother of the comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the wife of the latter has become a “ball” in the hands of the judicial circles, which move the date of reviewing it from week to week, motivated either by an unprecedented disregard for our life or an active effort to cause irreversible damage to our health which deteriorates rapidly. More specifically, although the prosecutor handling the case has made a positive proposal on Tuesday 17/3 neither of the councils handling the cases of the relatives of the comrades has reviewed the request for replacement of custody with a release on bail. Meanwhile, the political leadership stands defiantly indifferent to the judicial practices, likes of which we have not seen throughout the post-junta history of Greece. Apparently the “left” SYRIZA government is not interested in the fact that family is officially being criminalized for the first time and relatives of political prisoners are being detained clearly in an vindictive way with ridiculous and loose accusations.

I, from my side, declare that for every effect that the hunger strike may have on my health (which from this point on is tragically possible) the Political and Judicial authority which arranges the physical and moral annihilation of the hunger strikers, is solely responsible.

NOT A STEP BACK

IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE RELATIVES OF THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE

VICTORY TO ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE

Haris Hatzimihelakis

Member of the Conspiracy of Cell of Fire FAI/IRF

Friday 27/03/2015

P.S. I salute all solidarity gestures both in Greece and abroad. Comrades your actions give us strength.

Solidarity and complicity with Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai. Brothers your words burn like fire in my heart.

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Two solidarity demos for hungerstrike comrades outside Lamia hospital (Greece)

Saturday, March 28th, 2015



25.03
: Solidarity demonstration by anarchists outside the Lamia Hospital where the hunger striking comrades D.Koufontinas and K.Gournas have been hospitalized (D.Koufontinas has stopped his hunger strike now*, K.Gournas remains on strike). The rooms that the comrades are in have small windows and both comrades responded to the chants and presence of the demonstrators with raised fists.

Second Solidarity Demo Outside Lamia Hospital on 27.03.15

Check out more infos at this blog: http://anarxikoilamias.squat.gr/

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*Dimitris Koufodinas wrote the following statement: “After the filing of the bill in the House of the Ministry of Justice, which satisfies our basic demands, I interrupt the 2 March hunger strike. The struggle continues. Dimitris Koufodinas, Lamia Hospital, 27/3/2015″.
http://www.eksegersi.gr/Επικαιρότητα/23623.Διακόπτει-την-απεργία-πείνας-ο-Δ-Κουφοντίνας

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“Either with Anarchy or with authority” by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, 25th day of hunger strike – Either with Anarchy or with authority.

It’s already been 25 days that the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the girlfriend of the second one are locked up in the cells of democracy.

We have already been for 25 days on hunger strike until death, demanding their immediate release.

It’s been 25 days and already eight of us are in hospitals with their health condition on the limits.

25 days are not just a number on a calendar, it is the experiment of evolution of repression, with new methods of emotional blackmail against imprisoned anarchist urban guerrillas.

This is not the first time the cardinals of “justice” set up an Inquisition against relatives of imprisoned urban guerrillas. It has happened before in the past, with persecuted relatives who were ultimately acquitted in courtrooms, after they were led as trophies by the police, on the altar of media and journalistic cannibalism. But this is the first time that repression is applied with such intensity against relatives, unleashing pogroms. Three arrests, two detentions and a case file that remains open.

The velvet laws of democracy in a period of leftist management of authority, imposed their own coup, that not even the military junta had dared to impose. During the military junta, when a fugitive and wanted enemy of the regime found shelter in a relative’s house, not even the military judges dared to persecute or imprison their relatives. Today, however, democracy is revealed in an increasingly fascist and vindictive way. Even the illusions of freedom, retreat now. It wears the iron chest of law, to ensure its tyranny. It attacks by imprisoning relatives, counter-terrorism laws, hood-laws, persecutions even for political texts, increased power of the judiciary and the counter-terrorism agency, TV-trials with journalists in the role of prosecutors, raids and searches in houses… This is the background of democratic freedom.

Repression, then, is not just a word. It is not only handcuffs, investigators and locked prison doors. It is, above all, a social relationship. It is a constant promise and guarantee of the balance of power’s horror. So, this is why we say that the case of the detention of our relatives is not just a personal matter. It is the management of fear and an emotional blackmail which starts from the individual, to reach the collective. The goal is one: the complete isolation and permanent elimination of the choice of the anarchist urban guerrilla.

The power and its system knows, now, that the arrests and imprisonment of unrepentant anarchist urban guerrillas will not lead us to any surrender or truce. Even prison, can become the laboratory of subversive situations for people whose captivity did not extinguish the flame of freedom inside them. It is another thing for one to be arrested and another to surrender. The only way that the system invented to neutralize us, is to isolate us politically, through journalistic slander, and to make us hostages, held not only by the State BUT also by our choices, which now have an impact on our associates, leading them to prison.

Currently, the blackmail of authority is clear: We either make a truce or our relatives will remain in prison. These are the practices of real organized crime and mafia…

Towards the terror dilemma, we answer with the dilemma of dignity and combat – they will either release our relatives, or they will deal with the torching of social peace, on the background of the hunger strike and the interactive relationship of combat and the attack it creates.

Of course, repression has an expansionary intention, as it wishes for fear to take up every possibility of subversive relationship and action. The pre-trial detentions of our relatives work as the forefront of fear, aiming to generalize it. It is no coincidence that, in the investigative offices, they possess and have checked the books of the visits we had in prison since 2011… It is no coincidence that in the courts against us, not only is the name of everyone present kept in the cops’ files, but they’re also “mapped” (even photographed) by the counter-terrorist officers and the undercover cops inside the court room. So, the message is clear- since they didn’t hesitate to imprison our relatives, then every comrade in solidarity can be found captive in an investigative office because they helped us financially, because they sent us a letter, because they talked to us… Here’s the point where the puzzle of repression is being set up. The counter-terrorism law describes exactly this condition – “Whoever helps morally or financially a terrorist organization, can be charged with being a member of it”. The more indefinite power is, the more totally it governs… So, the counter-terrorism law wished to repress every expression of solidarity. In what other way could the term “moral help” be interpreted? This way, everything is placed on the vice of repression. Moral help can even be to send a book to a prisoner or distribute a text of theirs, or even to publish it on counter-information sites. The same goes for the financial help. Collectives funding political prisoners for their living inside prison, can be targeted.

The wager set against the onslaught of fear is demanding and unconditional. We can reverse the terms and make fear change side. Towards the fear of repression, we can stand up with the stubbornness and the decision to attack, with no truce. The beginning of the judicial coup that imprisoned our relatives can be the starting point of a restart of rupture and battle for total liberation. The hunger strike is a mound of dignity against the suffocating siege of laws. The hunger strike can work as a detonator that may trigger a fairly heterogeneous explosive mixture. It is a meeting point that, on the background of the invasion of the police and judicial state, it connects people of fight, regardless of the individual starting points, the specialties and one’s differences. In no case do we promote the fake “unity”, projecting the collective amnesia of the ruptures that have taken place. It is not a fake “all together”, but an imperative “now it is the time to act”. The challenge set by the enemy with our relatives’ imprisonment, goes over the individuals’ likes and dislikes and this is why it can release a huge dynamic. The dynamic of the sharpening of the constant anarchist attack against every form of power. There, in the attack does one discover him/herself and his/her desires. And we can argue again tomorrow, if we want… But, today, it is time for decisions.

Either with Anarchy or with authority

HUNGER STRIKE UNTIL DEATH FROM 2/3,

FOR THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF THE CCF MEMBERS’ RELATIVES

NO TRUCE, LONG LIVE ANARCHY

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF,

Prison Cell

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Text written by the comrade on hunger strike Panagiotis Argyrou (Greece)

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

Today, 24/3, I am on the 23rd day of hunger strike until death, along with my other comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and anarchist comrade Angeliki Spyropoulou, in order for the mother of my comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the wife of the latter to be released, who have been in custody for three weeks, under the completely ridiculous and groundless allegations of participation in our organization.

On Tuesday, 17/3, after having suffered a fainting episode, I was rushed to the hospital of Korydallos prison, from where I was directly discharged to an outside hospital because of the poor state of my health. I was transferred to Atticon hospital by ambulance, where, after my persistent refusal to receive serum, the doctors signed my discharge papers and I was returned to the prison’s hospital. After a judge’s order for mandatory hospitalization, I was transferred again on the same day to Atticon, where I am being hospitalized until today. I have to stress out that the judge’s order that was apparently issued by the persecution authorities of Korydallos prison, includes my forced feeding in case I lose my senses or after my refusal to accept treatment with serum, in order to force doctors to bypass my decision to continue the hunger strike until death and to submit me to the torture of forced feeding. Doctors, to their credit, have respected my choice so far and have not attempted to execute the judge’s order.

I ABSOLUTELY CLARIFY, with full awareness and by taking the full responsibility that I will continue my hunger strike until death, until our demand is satisfied. I release the doctors of Attico hospital from any responsibility for whatever happens to me and I consider fully responsible for any bad outcome of my health, the moral instigators of the imprisonment of our relatives and also their political superiors (SY.RIZ.A government, Ministry of Justice), who wash their hands like Pontius Pilate, looking away from the hunger strike until death that is taking place.

Things are on their path. We will either win or the leftist government will count the first dead hunger strikers in Europe after at least 40 years.

Solidarity with all hunger strikers since 02/03, who demand:

a) The abolition of 187/187A

b) The abolition of the hood-law

c) The abolition of the legal context concerning the taking and utilizing DNA samples by the persecuting authorities

d) The abolition of type C prisons

e) The release of the heavily injured Savas Ksiros

Defeat is to give up

Real death is to surrender

Dignity until the end

Panagiotis Argyrou

Member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF

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Update on the comrades – hunger strikers Panagiotis Argyrou and Fivos Harisis (Greece)

Friday, March 27th, 2015

According to a medical report published online, the comrades on hunger strike Panagiotis Argyrou and Fivos Harisis who are hospitalized at Atticon hospital in Athens, have lost 16.8% of their initial body weight and show low blood sugar indications and a high indication of uric acid.

We remind you that both comrades have suffered metabolic acidosis, which makes their health condition particularly critical.

Inter Arma

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Text written by the comrades – hunger strikers Mihalis Nikolopoulos and Damiano Bolano from Evaggelismos hospital (Greece)

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, while we’re on the 24th day of hunger strike and our physical condition and health gets worse, we are hastily transferred for hospitalization to Evaggelismos hospital. There, from the first examination, from the pathology clinic and the full care of the hospital doctors, we are “delivered” to the outer guard of Korydallos prison. And there, with the head of the shift (details will be published in the future), a series of disturbances in the form of hazing begin, aiming to affect our psychology and humiliate our personalities, in vain of course.

The story begins the moment when our relatives come to visit us for a few minutes and they were forbidden to. Shall we mention here that there already was an assurance from the council and the prosecution authorities of the prison that both our relatives and our doctors can regularly visit us on a daily basis, as patients. Of course, this was just the beginning. Then, we asked for bottles of water from the canteen, and he refused to give us some. This one, tragic as it may sound, is true. The ultimate surrealism. Paranoia was obvious even from his answer: “Water not, maybe a cup of coffee”. Such a paranoia that even we were dumbfound. And the finishing touch. While we were waiting for some exams, when doctors arrived to take us to the radiological wing, we saw the head of the outer shift bringing a wheelchair with him and wanting to tie us up on it! We told him that we can go walking, normally, in handcuffs, the way we came. Immediately and in a captain’s style, he mentioned that in handcuffs only with hands behind their back (to individuals on hunger strike for 24 days!) or tied up on a wheelchair. While we bluntly mentioned that this can’t happen and that we’re on the 24th day of hunger strike and it is unbearable to be tighten up with hands behind our backs, he turns to the doctor saying “they don’t want to do the exam”. We answered to the doctor that we obviously wanted (to do) the exam, we just wanted them to carry us “in a humane way” with the handcuffs on the front, when he rushed to say “you’re not humans, you’re prisoners”. That was when our limits were reached and he suffered a verbal attack with tones of verbal abuses by us and he went away sending away the doctor and repeating “they don’t want (to do) the exam”.

This specific update is not a “pointless complaint”, but a notification of the incidents that took place here. The answers from all of us, all people of the struggle, won’t be legal complaints, but anarchist action through the “sphere*” of the anarchist struggle. This is why, as we said, in the first chance, we will publish details on the identity of this tormentor.

Until victory

Michalis Nikolopoulos

Damiano Bolano,

Members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF

Evaggelismos Hospital,

26/3/2013

*The word “sphere” and the word “bullet” is the same in Greek

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Translated by Inter Arma

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Solidarity with CCF hungry strike from FAI/IRF cell (Czech Republic)

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Every phrase written on the gray walls of the dead cities, every solidarity banner, every punch with brass knuckles to the face, every theft, every car set on fire, every destroyed ATM, every blasphemy, is blackmailing the world of Power and civilization, against each representative and servant of system and keeps alive the spirit and pushes it forward. Spirit of individual armed revolt in a never ending war against Authority… Now is time when free individuals – men and women – take decisions which overcome the fear of death.

Strength to the imprisoned members of CCF and to all the imprisoned anarchists of action around the world.

Long live armed anarchy FAI / IRF

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Hunger Strike: Medical reports of comrades Antonis Stamboulos, Anastasios Theofilou, Nikos Maziotis and Dimitris Koufodinas (Greece)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

I, the undersigned doctor, today on 03/25/2015, visited in turn:

Antonis Stamboulos (32 years) in Larissa prison, Anastasios Theofilou (32 years) and Nikos Maziotis (44 years) detainees in the prison of Domokos and wing E1 prison Domokos (Type ‘C) respectively, and Dimitris Koufodinas (57 years) and Kostas Gournas (34 years) hospitalized in secure-hospital Lamia, hunger strikers from 03.02.2015 until today.

All mentioned hunger strikers are on the 24th hunger strike day in a critical condition with now visible symptoms that they are at risk of destabilization of their bodies that may threaten their health and even their very lives.

All strikers have lost 13% -15% of their initial body weight, report feeling weakness, dyspnea, and fatigue on minimal exertion. Exhibiting hypotension, hypoglycemia, hyperuricemia, ketonuria, electrolyte abnormalities and mild mucosal pallor.

Considering the clinical picture, the results of laboratory tests and the particular problems of each, (from their personal history) I point out the seriousness of their situation, and I urge the competent institutions to take responsibility of their part immediately, to avoid any negative development .

The doctor
Pantelia Vergopoulou

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Urgent: CCF comrade Theofilos Mavropoulos in critical condition (Greece)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Imprisoned member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Theofilos Mavropoulos, is in a serious state of worsening health in a critical condition in the hospital. According to the laboratory tests he showed electrolyte imbalance, which is being addressed by physicians, while respecting his personal choice to continue his hunger strike.

This comes as the ‘Ministry of Justice’ gave notice that it would delay the decision about if to release or not the family and relatives of CCF, gambling with their lives. The Ministry is expected to announce a decision tomorrow on that of the CCF relatives, and that of the general demands of the hunger strikers on the 30th March. In this way, prolonging the hungers strike in the hope to annihilate the comrades, the government are gambling with their own lives and all those of the representatives of the Greek state and economic interests. Revenge.

Solidarity with the hunger strike

Immediate satisfaction of the demands

Fire and bloodshed to SY.RIZ.A & ANEL

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April 1st: Day of International Solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike (Greece)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

INTERNATIONAL CALL for revolutionary solidarity with the political prisoners on hunger strike since 2nd of March in Greece

At the present moment, the imprisoned anarchists, members of DAK (Network of imprisoned social fighters), A. Stamboulos, A. Theofilou, G. Karagianidis, D. Politis, F. Charisis, A. Dalios, D. Mpourzoukos, G. Sarafoudis, G. Michailidis, the members of the “Revolutionary Struggle” N. Maziotis and K. Gournas, the member of “17th of November” D. Koufontinas, a number of Turkish political prisoners and the prisoners G. Sofianidis and M. S. Eltsibach, are on a hunger strike, fighting against the repressive legal state of exception which has been established by the Greek state since the beginning of 2000.

Starting 2nd of March, along with the comrades outside the prison walls, we commenced a struggle for the abolition of Type C high security prisons, the abolition of the “anti-terrorist” law, the abolition of the “hoodlaw”, the radical change in the process of taking and identification of DNA samples, the release of the seriously sick member of 17N, S. Ksiros.

Our struggle for the fulfillment of these demands is a struggle against the core of the state of emergency. It is a struggle against the core of the new totalitarianism which has been enforced by the state of Greece, as well as by the rest of the states globally.

*Recognizing the fact that the nexus of dominance’s designs transcends the narrow geographic borders of national states, we call all the comrades to support our fight.*

*We call all comrades to act in solidarity on the 1st of April, sending a message of revolutionary unity.*

VICTORY TO THE STRUGGLE OF THE HUNGER STRIKERS
IMMEDIATE FULFILLMENT OF ALL THE DEMANDS
FOR THE ABOLITION OF STATE AND CAPITALISM

DAK (Network of imprisoned social fighters)

Source: https://athens.indymedia.org/post/1541777/

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Letter of solidarity from Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai for the CCF on hunger strike (Greece)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

From Anarchist Black Cross Italy: We received only today, March 25, according to the delayed outgoing correspondence from the section of the High Surveillance Unit of Ferrara prison, this letter of Alfredo and Nicola in solidarity with the comrades of the CCF, on hunger strike since March 2 in the Korydallos prison in Athens (some of them from yesterday transferred to the hospital).

Only today, March 16th, did we have confirmation of the hunger strike to the bitter end of our brothers and sisters of the CCF. The goal of this struggle is the release of some of their relatives arrested for retaliation and revenge for their escape attempt. Pending any news (our info dates back to March 6th) in the hope that they have already obtained the release of their loved ones, we decided to write a few words: We are with you in hearts, minds, and especially with arms. Long live CCF.

Alfredo
and Nicola

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Domokos: Disturbance in the Type C prison – Solidarity to those who fight (Greece)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

A small riot happened in E1 wing of Type C prison Domokos where Nikos Maziotis, Giannis Naxakis and Christos Rodopoulos are, it occurred Wednesday morning after the suicide of a Pakistani prisoner. According to reports, detainees destroyed CCTV cameras and caused extensive damage to the wing.

The 42 year-old Pakistani detainee from E2 wing of Domokos was found hanging in his cell, -according to others, the garrison headquarters-, by prison officers at 20:20 on Tuesday night. Reportedly, the 42 year-old committed suicide by making a loop with a sheet.

+ Also: Letter from Nikos Maziotis: To the Assembly for solidarity to the hunger strikers, Athens – Greece

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Brussels: Intervention in solidarity with the Greek prisoners hunger strike (Belgium)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

An evening event was organized on Monday, March 16 in Brussels by the “Initiative for solidarity with the Greece that resists” with the presence of a Greek politician (not the Syriza MP as announced but Epaminondas Marias, from the rightist party of the “Independent Greeks” – ANEL). Members of Secours Rouge/Red Aid intervened by speaking out, with leaflet distribution and deployment of a support banner for the demands of the Greek political prisoners on hunger strike (abolition of special repression laws, isolation prisons (Type C) and the release of Savvas Xiros, member of 17 November).

Secours Rouge

http://www.secoursrouge.org/IMG/pdf/tract_grece.pdf

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