Posts Tagged ‘Greece’
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
On Tuesday evening, November 26th, 2013 we raided the Palladium internet café, located on Solomou street in Exarchia. We vandalized its interior, smashing the screens and the storefront glass-windows, and we torched the server, taking appropriate measures to prevent accidents. Then we left all together in a coordinated manner and absolute safety, in order to avoid any unfortunate encounter with dogs of the DELTA motorcycle police team.
Several incidents have reached our ears in relation to this internet café, including the fact that it was one of the cops’ favorite spots in downtown Athens, something that even the owner himself admitted during the attack.
Every peaceful citizen who voluntarily dress themselves in police uniform, everyone who are looking forward to receiving a pat on the back from cops for offering their “services”, everyone whose misery and subservience have permeated every inch of their personality should keep in mind that nothing goes unanswered. We will do everything in our power to give snitches what they deserve: the realization of their worst nightmare, a response to their intentional submission. They have a name, an address, they run their shops, and we know them very well. Their logic is dangerous; they have worn-out ideals, and have consciously taken on the submissive role of an informant. If they think we will allow them to perform their task without bearing the consequences, then they are woefully mistaken. Let individuals like the owner of the Palladium internet café know that they will constantly be targeted by us, because we will keep showing our aversion at well-meaning informers and associates of all sorts of cops. We owe this to our imprisoned comrades, those who left us early and did not fulfill their insurrectionary vision, those who ran into “bad luck” due to the work of advocates of intentional submissiveness, as well as those who continue the fight for the disorder and deconstruction of social inaction.
We dedicate this attack to the 4 comrades arrested in Nea Filadelfeia (Argyris Ntalios, Fivos Harisis, Grigoris Sarafoudis, Yannis Naxakis)
Strength to the 6 anarchists currently on trial for the Velventos case (Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Dimitris Politis, Nikos Romanos, Yannis Michailidis, Argyris Ntalios, Fivos Harisis), and to those who continue their struggle on the inside
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Another issue of the international anti-prisons anarchist newsletter. Download and distribute as you like…
1. Genoa, Italy – Court declaration of anarchist comrades Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai at the trial for the wounding of Ansaldo Nucleare managing director Roberto Adinolfi.
2. ‘I want Comrades, not the mob…’ by the imprisoned members of CCF, plus Andreas Tsavdaridis and Spyros Mandylas.
3. CCF trial updates.
4. Italy: Communiqué of counter-information group Culmine, target of ‘Operation Ardire’.
5. Italy: Comrade Gianluca Iacovacci transferred to the AS2 unit of the prison of Alessandria.
6. Italy: Comrade Francesco Carrieri imprisoned in Savona.
7. Switzerland: Update on anarchist comrade Marco Camenisch.
8. Mexico: Eco-anarchist and vegan straight-edge prisoner Braulio Duran is free.
9. UK: New zine ‘On the Out’ by Bristol ABC.
10. Greece: Letter from anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos.
11. Greece: Text by the detained anarchist comrades of the Nea Filadelphia case in Athens.
12. Greece: Letter from anarchist comrades arrested in Velvedo, Kozani about their trail on 29 November.
13. Greece: Letter of captive anarchist Spyros Mandylas.
14. Greece: About the case of imprisoned anarchist Tasos Theofilou.
15. Direct Action News.
Anti-Copyright Network 2013
International Network of Counter-information and Translation
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Andreas Tsavdaridis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Ansaldo Nucleare, Argiris Dalios, Braulio Arturo Durán González, Braulio Durán, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Culmine, Dark Nights, Dimitris Politis, Fivos Harisis, Genoa, Giannis Mihailidis, Giannis Naxakis, Greece, Grigoris Sarafoudis, Ilya Romanov, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Italy, Kozani, Marco Camenisch, Mexico, Nicola Gai, Nikos Romanos, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Operation Ardire, PDF, Repression, Roberto Adinolfi, Spyros Mandylas, Switzerland, Tasos Theofilou, Tor, UK
Posted in Library
‘I want Comrades, not the mob…’ by the imprisoned members of CCF, plus Andreas Tsavdaridis and Spyros Mandylas (Greece)
Friday, October 25th, 2013
In Italy, on 30th October, our two brothers, Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai, are going on trial, accused for the gunshots against a high-profile business executive of a nuclear company. The attack was claimed by the Olga cell-FAI/IRF.
I know people… people silent and chatty,
coward and audacious, humble and arrogant…
People, who live obediently, like sheep and others,
who lurk treacherously, like hyenas.
I know people who dream without fantasy
and others, who live without dreaming… people, whose eyes
are used to staring low and whose ears
are used to taking orders “wake up”, “work”,
“pay”, “buy”, “believe”, “comply”…
People from the lonely crowd, who patiently wait
in the line of life… for the eternal tomorrow,
for the better days, the optimistic future, the answers to their prayers…
They are waiting to believe in every prospective savior
and in any conman of thought, who will promise them a better life.
But those, who wait to live a better tomorrow,
are today, already dead.
I know people, but only a few of them are my comrades.
Slow Death or Insurrection here and Now…
These are the two paths, that unravel before us.
We choose to be there, where the strong ones dare.
The air is cleaner and the crowd, which bows before its false idols,
doesn’t ugly our aesthetics.
It is nice to look down from the mountain Peak of the Unique
even if the crowd secretly wishes for you to fall into the abyss
in order for it, not to be ashamed of its short stature.
Our words, carve today like a blade
and our actions burn the bridges with yesterday…
With tenacity and will, until we murder authority.
For Nicola and Alfredo.
For the Anarchists of Praxis.
The members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire:
Nikolopoulos Giorgos, Nikolopoulos Mixalis, Tsakalos Xristos, Tsakalos Gerasimos, Oikonomidou Olga, Bolano Damianos, Argyrou Panagiotis, Polydoros Giorgos, Mavropoulos Theofilos, Xatzimixelakis Xaris
The member of FAI/IRF, Tsavdaridis Andreas and anarcho-nihilist Mandylas Spyros.
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Andreas Tsavdaridis, Ansaldo, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Letter, Nicola Gai, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Roberto Adinolfi
Posted in Prison Struggle
Sunday, October 13th, 2013
* New hearing: October 16, 2013 at Thessaloniki courts
“Those who live are those who fight, those whose soul and mind are obsessed with a constant planning. For them the abrupt ascension symbolizes a huge destiny. Those who walk thoughtfully, absorbed by a great purpose.”
On Wednesday, 18 September in Thessaloniki’s courts the request for an interruption of serving sentence will be examined, concerning a robbery in Ahepa hospital.
The comrade, being imprisoned since January 2011 (for accusations that don’t burden him anymore), he “takes” a third-extra pretrial incarceration, and this time the only “evidence” was a handkerchief, in which, as cops say, DNA that “matches” with Babi’s genetic profile was found.
During his whole incarceration, he refuses any cooperation with the authorities, he doesn’t give his fingerprints and his DNA, he doesn’t apologize to the interrogators, he refuses to be present to the courtrooms. (more…)
Phoenix Project #6: Parcel bomb arrives for Dimitris Mokkas, chief prosecutor in the CCF case (Greece)
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Translated by the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
PHOENIX PROJECT #6
“EAT THE JUDGES”
Once again we meet in the Fire, with old and new comrades, determined to overthrow the police estimations which wanted us to be a closed chapter of an ended story. The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire is a never-ending story. It is the inner flame that burns within us, it is the Phoenix which is born from its ashes again and again… it is the Fire of Refusal and Nihilism which cry “I cannot stop, I cannot be burnt, no one can put me out.”
About a month ago, both our brothers Andreas and Spiros were arrested in Thessaloniki accused of sending a parcel bomb to the former commander of the Anti-terrorist force. There is no need for many words. Brothers remember that the sun will continue to rise for all of us whose homeland is the New Anarchy. The Phoenix is born from it own ashes and continues to mock the silence of the cowards, providing Promethea’s fire to the eternal insurgents.
Thus, the sending of the trapped parcel bomb to inquisitor Mokkas is a first minimum and reflective response. It is the answer that for us the only way to escape is to set fire to the reformist defence positions and to proceed to attack first again.
Moreover, Damianos, Panagiotis, Theofilos, Christos, Haris, Giorgos.P, Giorgos, Michalis, Olga, Gerasimos, namely the ten brothers and sister of the CCF, all of who are already being held in captivity with double, triple and quadruple sentences that even surpasses the 36 months, are now persecuted by the prosecuting circles with the charge of inciting.
Dimitris Mokkas is exclusively entrusted with cases related to “terrorism” on Greek territory. Which means exclusively our organization. The career of this slimy object does not have any differences from that of any typical juridical officer. Faint hearted little people which evolved into justice officials in order to satisfy their own complexes. This specific clown did a bit better in than other worms of the appellate court in kissing his superiors ass. His vanity to get a higher position was satisfied. Now he is in charge of calls, interrogations and detentions, always with a vengeful smile on his mouth. The peak of his ridiculousness and cowardice was the postponement of the detention of our comrade of the CCF Gerasimos Tsakalos a few hours before the expiry date, above his bed, while he was also going through his 23rd day on hunger strike.
For all this that he has done we decided to also send him our own revenge gift. Of course, not to the glass tower of the appellate, where with the attitude of a thousand cardinals behind his office he signs the shitty legal papers against our brothers and sister, but sending our parcel to his personal residence, where he feels safe. We know that all these scumbags, such as Mokkas, after their sacred duty to hold captive the lives of dozens of people, go back to the warmth of their own home, pretending to be an honourable husband and parent. Thus, we followed the specific target, located his house and chose to send the parcel bomb there. In this way we sent him our performance signed the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
It is a fact that there is an insolence in this sector in the previous years. Parody trials sentencing people to dozens of years in prison with no evidence. Repeated detentions deprive freedom from whoever the cops consider a problem. And we are not just talking about armed guerillas. It is a tactic founded with anti-terror laws and is now used openly in dozens of cases. For all this insolence are responsible also all those who are released from prison and forget the big words of revenge against judges and prosecutors. Prisons therefore are also full with people who although feel wronged from the decisions of this sector, never transform this dissatisfaction into rage and rage into action.
Let this attack become an invitation for such acts of revenge, to all, inside and out of the prison walls, who have experienced the rot of juridical authority. It is not something unattainable. There are hundreds of juridical workers. They do not guard themselves, and it is not that hard to find them. Lets all attack them with whatever everyone can. From beatings and arsons up to bombs and executions. Only in this way will they understand there is a war. And if they do not understand, surely we will feel better that we avenged these inquisitors of justice. As for those inside the walls, the only decent attitude towards these scumbags is the discrediting of this farce called a trial. Let alone, when we speak of hostage revolutionaries and special terror trials.
With this attack we want to send our friendship and respect to our imprisoned brothers and sisters in Latin America. To dignified comrades Freddy Fuentivilla, Marcelo Villaroel and Juan Vega, who are accused in “caso security”. The three comrades participated in the armed struggle against the state of Chile in the 80s and 90s. Now they are in prison accused of bank robberies and the execution of a cop during a shoot out.
We also dedicate it to unrepentant comrade Jose Miguel Sanchez Jimenez. An urban guerilla who continued his struggle after the fall of the junta in Chile, because as he wrote “i do not believe in their democracy”.
Also to anarchist vegan Braulio Arturo Duran Gonzalez, who is in prison in Mexico accused of attacks on ATMs.
To Hans Niemeyer who is accused of subversive action and attacks on symbols of authority. The Chilean state bailed him under house arrest. Hans, broke his bail though, escaping into clandestinity. Unfortunately, a few months ago he was arrested and imprisoned.
To our brother Henry Zegarrando, who is accused by the Bolivian state for attacks of FAI-Bolivia which took place in the country’s territory a while ago. Henry, was transferred from prison to special regime of house arrest.
As well we send our warmest greetings to our recently released brothers Mario Lopez, Ivan and Carlo. And of course a big hug which will hide from the cops our wanted friend and comrade Felicity Ann Ryder, for whom an arrest warrant has been put out for her in Mexico.
The Black International of Anarchists of Praxis through the FAI-IRF, is everywhere. In the imprisoned comrades, the wanted anarchists, the anarchists fighters of the streets.
This is why we want our voice and fires to travel to the other side of the globe, to far Indonesia, strengthening the actions of our brothers and sisters, in the FAI cells there. Recently, the cells of FAI-Indonesia, besides attacks against the system, carried out a campaign of counter-information concerning the execution of four prisoners by the special forces of the police. The four young prisoners were accused of a clash which took place in a bar and during which they killed a cop of the police special forces. A bit after their imprisonment there was a night time raid in the prisons where they executed the four prisoners in their cell, with kalashnikovs.
The comrades in Indonesia are not alone… All together, anarcho-individualists, nihilists, chaotics, we meet there where the new anarchy becomes practice. We want to meet through our actions and experiment with the diffuse of the Informal Anarchist Federation FAI. To mock the police control, become more dangerous, support the international anarchist solidarity and attack for it. That’s why -just like fire unites us- we share the same joy for an anarchist attack as well as the sadness for a captivity or death of a comrade.
Concluding, we would like to dedicate a few words to those who the echo of attack makes them feel the desire of action. We therefore send a guerilla signal of fire to the comrades of anarchist steki Nadir in Thessaloniki, which was once again the target of oppression. Towards a “movement” where the plague of reformism and communism is spreading constantly in order to completely take it over, anarchist steki Nadir, with all of its possible contradictions, remains an annoying reminder which says that “anarchy is not a product for sale on the ideological shelves of the supermarkets of the ‘veterans’ of the ‘movement’, but it is insurrectionist violence in the street… ”
Finally, we know that our comrades in Indonesia a few months ago dealt with a loss. Their, and our, brother Ryo, was stabbed to death in a clash. Their loss is our loss. This is why we decided to call the cell of the Conspiracy which sent the parcel bomb to the inquisitor, “Ryo” cell, as a token of honour and remembrance to the comrade who was killed…
Today the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire is reborn from its ashes, promoting The Phoenix Project. New cells of the Conspiracy are ready to unleash themselves into the new anarchist urban guerilla warfare. And to those reformist anarchists who slander us saying that our methods seem more more mafia-like, it’s only because they start to resemble leftist hippies…
WE CREATE CELLS OF FAI-IRF EVERYWHERE
FOR THE DIFFUSE OF THE ANARCHIST URBAN GUERILLA
STRENGTH and SOLIDARITY to ANARCHIST STEKI NADIR
STRENGTH and SOLIDARITY to the new nihilists, the anarchists of Praxis, the chaotics of Refusal, the armed minorities
CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE – FAI/IRF
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Dimitris Mokkas, Greece, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Letter Bomb, Ryo, Ryo Cell - CCF/FAI/IRF
Posted in Direct Action
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
September 4, 2013
“Others unthinkingly followed the paths learned once and for all, to their work and their home, to their predictable future. For them duty had already become a habit, and habit a duty. They did not see the deficiency of their city. They thought the deficiency of their life was natural. We wanted to break out of this conditioning, (…) in search of new passions.”
A short chronicle of my arrest
On Thursday night, July 11th, 2013 cops of the anti-terrorist force barged in the anarchist hangout Nadir, in Thessaloniki, once again. I was arrested and immediately transferred to the anti-terrorism headquarters in Athens where I got the news that, three hours prior to my arrest, my comrade and friend Andreas Tsavdaridis was also captured outside his home in the district of Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki. I was asked to give fingerprints, DNA sample and photographs but I refused to collaborate, and they took those by force. Shortly afterwards, they notified me I was being charged with all of the attacks that had occurred in the context of the Phoenix Project until that point (Acts 1, 2, 3, 4). I refused to sign any police paper, or talk about anything. Six days later, I was able to communicate with Andreas, who told me the exact same things had happened to him. What’s more, the police announced that the ten imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire were also charged as instigators in the Phoenix Project case. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Letter, Nadir Squat, Spyros Mandylas
Posted in Prison Struggle
PDF: Edizioni Sole Nero #4: Cospirazione delle Cellule di Fuoco “La Nuova Guerriglia Urbana Anarchica” (Italy, Greece)
Friday, October 4th, 2013
The book by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire “The New Anarchist Urban Guerrilla” is out now in ITALIAN language.
Download, print and distribute!
Link for downloading:
Tags: Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Edizioni Sole Nero, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Italy, PDF, Zine
Posted in Library
Exarchia, Athens: Responsibility claim for incendiary attack on police bus in remembrance of Pavlos Fyssas ‘Killah P’ (Greece)
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Shame is not a job
Eight hours standing in the perimeter of a police bus at the corner of Charilaou Trikoupi with Didotou street in Exarchia, wondering when you’re going to be attacked by “bottles” and stone-throwing. Recipients of hatred and rage that permeate our entire being. For what you are. For what we are. For those whom you serve. For what we’re fighting for.
Eight hours in a row, and now it’s time for the night shift, at 22.00, on September 19, 2013. Fresh pigs have come to replace you. After a chit chat, you enter the mobile pigsty all together.
But you are to confront us when you least expect it, when you sit your ass on a seat of the police bus, exhausted from this filth you call a job.
Two blocks away, at the junction of Charilaou Trikoupi and Dervenion streets, comrades wait for the police bus to get moving. They take positions, wait a bit longer, and then they push trash bins and block the street. The 10-liter jerrycans filled with gasoline are rolling underneath the vehicle. The cops make it just in time, and abandon the bus before watching the first Molotov light the flammable material. They have fear in their eyes.
Some other time, in another place, we’ll be waiting for you.
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Translated solidarity poster for urban guerrillas. This is a collaboration by Anarchists of Mytiline (a large island in the Aegean) and Front of Anarchonihilistic Conscience for the Diffusion of the Negative.
PDF: Κοινή Αφίσα
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
In mid-July 2013 ten members of the CCF-FAI/FRI (Olga Ekonomidou, Damianos Bolano, Charis Chatzimichelakis, Giorgos Polydoros, Panagiotis Argirou, Theofilos Mavropoulos, Christos Tsakalos, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Michalis Nikolopoulos), accused of ‘instigation’ following 4 attacks carried out in the context of the ‘Phoenix Project’, were summoned to testify before the judges.
The ‘Phoenix Project’ is a campaign of guerrilla attacks, which started off with the explosion of the car of the governor of Koridallos prison carried out by the CCF. The action was later followed by another 3 actions carried out by FAI/FRI nuclei in Greece and Indonesia. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Trial
Posted in Social Control
Monday, September 16th, 2013
Full report and more photos here
Athens: Letter of captive anarchist Andreas Tsavdaridis from Koridallos men’s judicial prison (Greece)
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
September 4, 2013
“To my goal I will go—on my own way; over those who hesitate and lag behind I shall leap. Thus let my going be their going under.”
This open letter is not addressed to the official milieu and its weathered structures. I despise its stereotypes, the putrescent breaths of its fixation. I consider the “anarchist” milieu of bureaucrats to be an enclave of Power, as they reproduce the same authoritarian values. I have no intention to make public relations, nor do I desire any sort of solidarity or unofficial help from dignitaries and subordinates of the antiauthoritarian lifestyle.
I am addressing the minorities; those individualities who show their contempt and mockery of Domination and its servants, and do not hesitate to take the offensive against the essence of contemporary civilization; all those anarchists of praxis who align themselves with the FAI-informal network, and furiously orchestrate their destructive plans, causing vexation in the camp of the enemy. (more…)
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
In the morning hours of September 2nd, 2013 the Greek police conducted another anti-squatting operation, this time against the Orfanotrofio squat, a former orphanage in the district of Toumba, Thessaloniki.
Seven squatters were arrested inside the building and charged with violating the law regarding occupation of public buildings, as well as weapon possession (an air pistol was allegedly found at the squatted house). All comrades were held in custody, scheduled to appear in the Thessaloniki courts.
Last year, it was announced that the ministry of Health handed over the squatted Orfanotrofio to the Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki.
Fuck the State and the Church!
Immediate release of our comrades!
Banners, posters and 6 ATMs burning after an attack for the arrested comrades Andreas Tsavdaridis & Spyros Mandylas (Greece)
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
The poster by Anarchist Squat Utopia A.D. (Komotini) was released in 21/08 and was translated in English by Contra Info (Spanish and Italian and Greek versions also available). Andreas Tsavdaridis and Spyros Mandylas were arrested in Thessaloniki and accused of participation and responsibility in the Phoenix Project of the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI). They are specifically accused also of sending a letter bomb to the former boss of the Greek anti-terrorist unit, the same pig who conducted the repression against the comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – 1st Phase. The imprisoned members of the CCF are also accused for all the attacks as well. (more…)
Tags: Anarchist Squat Utopia A.D. (Komotini), Andreas Tsavdaridis, Athens, Flyposter, Greece, Igoumenitsa, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Preveza, Spyros Mandylas, Thessaloniki, Volos
Posted in Direct Action
PDF: Short interview by Contra Info with ten imprisoned comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
” … The masks of anonymity fell because of our arrests. Therefore, by claiming responsibility for our participation in the anarchist direct action group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire we now have the chance to put forth and speak about direct and by all means attack on the existent, thus opening a lively ongoing dialogue with all those comrades who act in hostile ways against domination. We feel in this way, and despite the limitations we have as captives in the hands of Power, that we are contributing to the shaping of an offensive front of the black international of anarchists of praxis. Our contribution in all this brings us a ‘step’ closer to freedom, as we mentally escape and our minds and hearts accompany every attack of direct action against the civilization of authority. So we feel more alive, more vigorous and stronger, and our morale is reviving in thinking that the shackles of captivity cannot quell the momentum of our rebellious soul. This is why we contribute with all our strength to the dissemination of anarchist ideas and publications.” CCF-FAI
Tags: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Contra Info (Athens), Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, PDF, Zine
Posted in Interviews
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Translated by Actforfreedomnow!boubourAs
This session was interrupted again because of the hunger strike of one of the accused comrades who are not related to the CCF.
This session began with tension. The court often arranges sessions on the days the comrades of the CCF having visiting hours in prison. The result was the trial delayed to start, since the members of the Conspiracy have clarified that they will not interrupt their visiting hours in order to appear in court. In retaliation, the judges called the prison sergeant, in order to pressure the comrades to be in court “on time”. As soon as the members of the CCF were informed of that, they verbally attacked the judges stressing that “blackmail will not pass”, accompanying their statement with a torrent of swearing towards the chairman of the court. The judges receded on the matter of visiting hours and the trial was postponed again.
The interruption continued because of the hunger strike.
The trial continued after the decision of the appeals council to release the accused comrade on hunger strike. The prosecutor in one of his statements, referred to the political content of the CCF communiques concerning the attacks against embassies with parcel bombs. Because however there was a confusion concerning the separation of political and penal responsibility, a comrade of the CCF intervened immediately, stating that the comrades of the CCF support every word and every action of the Conspiracy, without dividing the political from the penal.
The trial continued this time with the anti-terrorist force constantly adding new documents for attacks of the Conspiracy that took place three years ago.
In this session appeared employees of courier companies as prosecution witnesses. Specifically one prosecution witness who worked at a courier company and opened the parcel bomb (because of the police curiosity of the employees), appeared very stressed (the courier company she worked at was attacked with a bomb by FAI a few months ago, as reprisals for its snitching). She testified that she was pressured by the cops since she could not remember many things and the cops helped in the testimony by writing a part themselves.
None of the prosecution witnesses which were called appeared. The court announced the new session dates, the chairwoman mentioned that because she had booked tickets for her vacation, she wants to interrupt the trial for three weeks. At that point intervened two comrades of the CCF who amidst the swearing towards the judges, mentioned the vengeful transfers carried out against them with the excuse of interrupting the trial resulting in their spreading to various prisons of Greece.
Two prosecution witnesses appeared, of which only one testified, while the other will testify in a future session. The witness that testified, mentioned the shoot out between a comrade of the CCF and cops. She characteristically mentioned that the bullets were raining and when she arrived, she saw the two cops injured on the ground and the comrade holding the leg that was shot. As she testified, what made an impression to her was the calmness and seriousness of the comrade who was not speaking or screaming compared to the two cops who as she said were “whining”. The reference and description of the incidents caused laughter to the comrades of the CCF and embarrassment to the cops.
This session was short since a witness came which was the courier who delivered the parcel-bomb to the Bulgarian embassy. He did not mention anything else and the court was adjourned for August 27th.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
RESIST-SELF ORGANIZE-FIGHT BACK
Friday, August 2nd, 2013
This statement was read in the 4th trial of CCF (250 attacks)
Before I speak my mind about the legal objections raised from the side of the lawyers, I want to make something clear. In this trial, there are four different sides. The side of the judges, the lawyers’ side, the side of the accused, who are innocent and our own side, the side of those who took responsibility for our action in the network of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
From the part of the lawyers there was a refined positioning in relation to the submission of objections to the court in previous sessions. The lawyers, among whom is also our personal friend Franciscos Ragkousis, speaking in the language of the law, not only highlighted the contradictions of the trial but they also showed its hypocrisy.
We’re talking about a show that does not even keep up the pretenses of its own democratic scenario. But this farce called a trial, leaves us completely indifferent. Often our attorneys appointed by the court, reach a dead end. As they say themselves, the hostile and absolute way in which we face this trial, blocks them and cancels pieces of legal defense. It cancels the possible presumption of innocence, the pleas and defense lines as well as the legal benefit of any extenuations.
To be accurate, your laws are trash for us. Our view on justice is written on the demolition of the courts of Thessaloniki, on the blasting of the façade of Athens’ Court, on the homes of judges, that we burned … Nothing has changed just because some of us were captured. The captivity in prison did not reduce our decision to fight against laws and institutions, not even one inch.
Then one could reasonably wonder why we appear at trial. The answer is simple. When we were free/wanted our attacks were the way we expressed ourselves and now as we remain captured, our word, even in the court of the enemy, breaks the silence. Silence is not acceptable for an anarchist urban guerrilla.
This does not mean that we will resort to the legal corpses of words in order to talk about ourselves. Reference was made to the jurisdiction of the Court. For us, the court lacks jurisdiction. We do not recognize any white-collar as our natural judge. Only we and our conscience can judge our actions. Nobody else. There was also a plea for the poor composition of judges. But for us, there are no good and bad judges, nor righteous and unrighteous. There are simply judges, officials of the enemy in different shades whose names are targets of the anarchist network of CCF, without exceptions.
The issue of the Joint Statutory and the presence of jurors, was also mentioned. We make clear here that we are anarcho-individualists and nihilists and that we have no appreciation nor respect for the “poor people.” Even more, for law-abiding citizens who sit on the benches of jurors. These “poor” people, who are today humiliated and miserable, are the same who worship their bosses and have the same values with them, money and power. They are the people who always whimper but never revolt, questioning but always believing in young leaders/saviors, who always yell but never act. It is high time we break away from dusty revolutionary ideologies – no sheep was saved bleating. Against sheep and shepherds, we are wolves.
As far as the definition of “political crime” is concerned, we don’t seek an evaluation for our actions within the laws and the articles of the penal code. Our actions are defined by ourselves with the way we intervene into the normal course of history in order to derail it. Only through violent derailment of history, is a person able to come across the peaks of his thoughts and actions. We place ourselves far away from the so-called unselfish separation between political and criminal. These terms belong to Power and we don’t use them. There is just the responsibility of saying “this is me and I will continue to wage war by all means necessary”. Theory and action are one. This is the theory of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. The unity of theory and action, for the destruction of the system. As for the unselfishness of the motives of our actions, this just a romantic abstraction, unable to measure up with real life. Anarchy is our egoistic demand to ourselves, to take life in our own hands. To define our existence. To hit what is ugly. More than anything it is an existential bet and not a scheme for social salvation. So we are not unselfish and neither do we act in the name of the pitiful people. We are egoist anarchists and we don’t accept extenuations. We have already chosen the weight of our choices and we are not going to lighten our decisions.
As far as the potential risk of human life is concerned, we have said these things before in other trials. The choices of each one of us, define their life. There are options that are hostile and their exponents are targets for us. The acts and thoughts of an anarchist urban guerrilla aim to multiply the risk to the life of the enemies of anarchy and of state officials. It is clear that the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire contributed to the proliferation of this risk and we will continue to do so.
For all these reasons and countless more, do not bother to answer the objections because we are indifferent to them. We reject the hypocrisy of a democratic dialogue and choose to keep our words armed, as our weapons. Always on the opposite side, always on the attack.
The imprisoned comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire FAI/IRF
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
“WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE DIES. BUT THERE ARE DEATHS WHICH OPPRESS BECAUSE THEY CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY” Katerina Gogou
With continual and extensive media coverage, the hunt for the escapees of Trikala prison continues for almost four months, by keeping the audience in suspense, as it has all the elements of an overproduction: “cinematic” escape, “ruthless” and “bloodthirsty” murders, “hard and decided” cops, scuffles, dead people and a manhunt over a huge area of the Greek territory.
The fourth power [media] is the most nodal for the functioning of democracy, because it mediates between other powers and citizens and it reminds us of the rules of the game once again: the democratic state spares no time, effort and resources when the doctrine of security should be established. (more…)
Friday, July 26th, 2013
And, after all, how is freedom truly gained? The only sure thing is, that he lies outside the cells of Democracy, outside the storage of human souls, outside the land of “correction”, obedience, apathy and psychiatric drugs.
Everyday is a repeating reality. Every morning, noon, evening you hear the sound of the keychain. Body counting. They have to be sure that you are still locked up, inside four walls. And only a stroll in the prison yard, while looking at the blue sky, makes you yearn for the outside… and tomorrow again from the start… In an everyday routine, where time seems to be frozen… (more…)