Posts Tagged ‘Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)’
‘Forever Guilty’ -Text by Panagiotis Argirou on the trial for the 250 attacks of the CCF / FAI-IRF (Greece)
Friday, February 12th, 2016
The trials of anarchist prisoners who chose to give a violent form to their ideas and values, who chose to associate with fire, explosives and bullets their hatred towards Power, is another instance of a war between the Anarchist Revolt and the world of Sovereignty. That’s why, reaching the end of such a trial, the third one in a row I have to face due to my action as a member of the anarchist group of direct action Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, I feel the need for my words to meet again with every anarchist comrade outside the walls.
Since September 2009 when I made the leap towards illegal freedom while being wanted, choosing to continue anarchist action through taking part in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire until now, it’s been six years. Six years, five of which have run through the concrete time and space and the suffocating reality of captivity. About 1825 days walking endless kilometers in circles under a piece of sky carved with barbed wire thorns. About 1825 days locked before sundown.
Five years away from wandering in the wild streets of anarchist action, away from those beautiful moments where attack shatters regularity. Five years where the appearance of comrades, friendly and loved ones is being reflected in the windows of predetermined visiting hours and days, completing a puzzle of faded portraits of so many people who have a living reason to cross the threshold of the prison hoping in “sometime together again”.
Yet in these five years there has not been a single moment when I looked back doubting whether it was worth it. Because the value and the beauty of anarchist revolt cannot be replaced by the cold mathematics of court sentences.
In these five years of continuous prosecutions, the decades of penalties imposed on me, the courts to add on more decades, more years, more exiled days in this armored Neverland, I still remain proud of my choices and for joining the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and its overall action, which undergoes your trials again and again constantly repeating the same and the same charges :
Terrorist, terrorist, terrorist…
THUS, THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES IF YOU THINK SO.
For your own rotten civilization
For the poisoned ideals and values that you represent
For the brutality and horror on which you step building your careers
I WILL ALWAYS BE A TERRORIST
Because although being captive my heart is wherever anarchist Conspiracies are being concocted against the culture of Power, next to those who burn flatness, next to those who incite in any way the constant anarchist insurrection and next to those who live at the limits through the attack on sovereignty and for that reason
I WILL ALWAYS BE GUILTY
As for the overall action of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, I’m a living part of it just like it is my own living part. However, this concerns only me and my comrades and in no way am I willing to assist the judicial authorities in their work. But all judges who have actively assisted in the war against Anarchist Insurrection should have in mind that responsibilities never retire and will always go after them.
And I know from history that always throughout the years there are consciousnesses who choose to walk in the trails of anarchist revolt and to arm their desires. To all those comrades who perhaps are already moving in the shadows or perhaps move there in the future, I have to say that if I occasionally feel some moments of freedom it is through the anarchist attacks which remind me that the Constant Anarchist Rebellion is being continued.
So I feel proud that even now, after five years of captivity and multiple more years hanging over me I can still yell through the cracks of your, reinforced with double concrete layers and triple rows of barbed wire, walls:
NOT A SINGLE MILLIMETER BACK
9MM TO THE HEADS OF THE JUDGES
Proud member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI / IRF
Friday, February 12th, 2016
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Athens, CCF Escape case, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Flyposter, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Sunday, February 7th, 2016
My heart abhors and defies
The powerful of the earth,
My arm makes war on the cowardly oppressor
(Rebel Love – Pietro Gori)
We are living in a state of permanent global war, the perpetual war between oppressors, we know it and we know the main and secondary characters of dominion. Above all the oppressed know it, those who suffer arbitrary power over their lives.
Right now we are witnessing the passage of tanks and military in the streets of the rich and opulent West, the increase in controls and garrisons in defence of the order of commerce and consumption, the militarization of the territory.
Changes that strike even the most dormant minds, but which the strategy of global control will try to make us digest.
Among the exploited, gentlemen, there are two classes of individuals. Those of one class, not realizing what they are and what they might be, take life as it comes, believe that they are born to be slaves, and content themselves with the little that is given them in exchange for their labour. But there are others, on the contrary, who think, who study, and who, looking about them, discover social iniquities. (Auguste Vaillant)
We are not so short-sighted as to believe that this global war has such clear and sharp sides. Just as we recognize the enemies of freedom, we cannot bear the resignation and tolerance of those who are willing to give a piece of their lives every day. That is why we don’t delude ourselves that we are working for any revolution, we see clearly that the only anarchy realisable is what we experience when we finally free ourselves of every burden and decide to attack power. An experience that we feel we share with comrades around the world participating in the project of spreading the F.A.I / F.R.I. anarchist seed.
Tonight we planted this seed in the form of an explosive device placed in one of the key locations of State repression dispersed throughout the territory: the court of Civitavecchia. We decided to take our freedom ourselves. We have sharpened tools, analysed tactics, because we thirst for anarchy, and we are impatient.
Courts and prisons are simply outposts of dominion; places that are not just symbolic, but physical, where the State and the authorities stamp those who do not conform to the dictates of global control with the brand of condemnation, guilt, imprisonment and exclusion.
While holy doors are opening wide to spread miserable feelings such as mercy and compassion, we are breaking down ideological and real walls to allow the real hatred that motivates us to be reconciled with the love of a free life. Today we acted convinced that we don’t want to carry the experiences of the comrades we have lost, like those who are locked up or on the run, in some antrum of our heart, but to free them, leaving them to arm our hands, warm our flesh.
That is why our greeting goes to the comrades and prisoners who with their non-submission contribute to the spreading of joyful conscious subversion.
FREEDOM TO THE ANARCHIST PRISONERS ALL OVER THE WORLD!
FIRE TO THE PRISONS !! BLACK POWDER TO THE COURTS !!!
LONG LIVE THE F.A.I / F.R.I.
Fireworks committee for an extraordinary year, F.A.I / F.R.I.
Translated by Act for freedom now
Santiago: Atentado incendiario contra la facultad de ciencias exactas de la Universidad Andrés Bello + Comunicado (Chile)
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Cerca de las 3:00 de la madrugada del 24 de enero del 2016 rápidamente
se desata un incendio en la facultad de ciencias exactas en la
Universidad Andres Bello, ubicada en las intersecciones de Republica con
Sazie, en pleno centro de Santiago.
La violencia de las llamas consumió por completo las oficinas del pos
doctorado del departamento de Química, física, Matemática como también
las oficinas del decanato y la sala de profesores, además de dañar en
parte la facultad de educación, sin producir daños en personas.
Es recién a las 6 de la mañana que las distintas compañías de bomberos
pudieron controlar el incendio. (more…)
Sunday, January 31st, 2016
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Words without actions are nothing but corpses rotting in the mouths of those “charming and sophisticated” ones, ever ready to smear and drown out the insurrectional project of anarchists of praxis with speech.
Actions without words will never be enough to address and confront our daily struggles for individual liberation and autonomy, for it is with both the pen and the sword, theory and practise, that one is properly armed to give context and coordination to our struggles, to share solidarity and proposals in the most unmediated form, the direct attack against civilisation.
When attacks against the world of power are not claimed or publicised, the potential for spreading radical discussion, tactics and solidarity between whoever is interested is negated. Thus the aims to build a reciprocal, polymorphous and dynamic anarchist offensive is hindered, and the knowledge of so many attacks are lost to the void of clandestinity. (more…)
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
February 15th: Trial date for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan – Prosecution against relatives of political prisoners
The trial concerning the plan of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades to escape from Koridallos prisons has been set for February 15th. A total of 28 people are accused in this trial. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades have taken responsibility for the escape plan from the outset, defending their choice as a means to continue anarchist struggle.
However, this time the judicial mafia has experimented on our comrades by applying an insidious and vengeful blackmail against them.
In addition to making the heaviest possible indictment against several of the accused, whose relation with Conspiracy of Cells of Fire members was solely limited to friendly contacts, they’ve prepared new guillotines.
The inquisitor Eftichis Nikopoulos (special appellate judge against terrorism) and the judicial councils that followed, have also put forward for trial relatives of political prisoners: Athena Tsakalou (the mother of CCF members Gerasimos Tsakalos and Christos Tsakalos), Evi Statiri (the partner of Gerasimos), and Christos Polidoros (the brother of CCF member Giorgos Polidoros), on charges of “membership in the terrorist organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”!!!
Athena Tsakalou and Evi Statiri were originally remanded in March 2015, and then broke out of captivity.
Athena was released a month after her arrest, following the hunger strike of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire members and anarchist comrade Angeliki Spyropoulou. Six months later, Evi was also released from prison, following the hunger strike undertaken by her and her partner Gerasimos Tsakalos.
During the two hunger strikes, a multifaceted movement developed against the judicial coup, expressing solidarity by means of gatherings, banner drops, occupation of buildings, acts of sabotage and incendiary attacks…
Nevertheless, after the release of Athena and Evi, the solidarity movement gained half a victory.
Judge-executioners “granted” them a crippled freedom. Athena was exiled to Salamis Island, and Evi is restricted to one kilometer from her home by a “freedom distance-meter”.
At the same time, they have been prohibited from any communication with their relatives, thus isolating them behind invisible grids.
We see this strategy of Power of isolating political prisoners being broadened, as is the case with the recent visitation ban against Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis [whose friend and comrade was recently prohibited from visiting him in prison].
On February 15th, Power will once again try to erect its guillotines against relatives of political prisoners.
They’ve made their intentions crystal clear by now. According to the accusatory dossier, which is over 10,000 pages, they’ve chosen to call only 20 witnesses to the stand (half of whom are anti-terrorist police officers), with the purpose of fast-tracking proceedings; it seems convictions have already been issued…
February 15th marks the beginning of a new wager for people in struggle, negators of Power, people in solidarity… Our wager is to nullify the Power’s vindictive plans, stand side by side with the comrades, and continue what we’ve started… To subvert the judicial coup and stand against the prosecution of political prisoners’ relatives.
Because this trial prefigures future persecutions. What is being tested today against relatives of political prisoners, tomorrow will be tested against friends, people in solidarity, people in struggle…
For this reason and all the reasons in this world, once again we are preparing to venture into new battles against the laws of cops, judges and the Power’s priesthood.
Our quiver contains many arrows, such as the recent memory of gestures against the fascist persecutions of political prisoners’ relatives, but also the fresh traces of actions for Black December, that have strayed from the silent paths of social peace.
In the face of challenges posed by the State and judicial mafia, we respond with the challenge of insurrectionist action. With the trial on February 15th as a point of encounter, to oppose the persecution of relatives, let’s make this New Year beginning our own restart – with international call-outs, assemblies, counter-information, demonstrations, occupations, acts of sabotage, attacks – for the complete overthrow of the existent. With not even a single moment wasted.
“Stone, iron, wood can be broken… but it is impossible to break a determined human being with a conscience.”
Solidarity with Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades and anarchist Angeliki Spyropoulou
Against the prosecution of political prisoners’ relatives
(Christos Polidoros, Athena Tsakalou, Evi Statiri)
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Athena Tsakalou, Athens, Black December, CCF Escape case, Christos Polydoros, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Evi Statiri, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Trial
Posted in Social Control
Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Athens, 04.01.16: We take responsibility for the arson of the Alpha bank on Akadimias street and the arson of a National Bank ATM in Peristeri. Both actions were carried out as part of the Black December called by the imprisoned comrades N. Romanos and P. Argirou.
Although this came in late for the timeframe of December, we hope that the Black December will not end. We plan to continue on with diverse actions. We are not going to write much else because the time has come for actions not words.
LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
PS: All of you who rushed to negatively criticize the call for Black December are just looking for reasons to ‘politicize’ your inaction.
As long as the flames of rebellion burn within us, Black December will always be burning everywhere!
FAI-IRF (Informal Anarchist Federation – International Revolutionary Front)
via Athens IMC, Insurrection News.
Sunday, January 10th, 2016
“Contra la tiranía de la realidad que se ha impuesto a la gente, elijo
siempre el realismo mágico de la anarquía y la revolución que nunca se
termina.” Christos Tsakalos.
Luchar por la libertad incluye combatir la impunidad de quienes reprimen
y vigilan nuestras vidas.
Abrimos fuegos el 2016 durante la noche del día domingo 03 de enero
atacando con un artefacto incendiario de activación retardada las
oficinas centrales de ISP Services, empresa de seguridad privada creada
por un ex agente de inteligencia de la dictadura chilena quien, como
muchos otros ex agentes de la represión dicatorial, desarrollaron sus
propios negocios de seguridad en el ámbito privado una vez llegada la
democracia. Nuestro fuego logró dañar con éxito parte de la fachada del
edificio ubicado en calle Lord Cochrane, en el centro de Santiago.
Estamos concientes de que las empresas de guardias, cámaras y
televigiancia son un negocio rentable sustentado en la ideología de la
seguridad, promovida por el Estado/Capital y avalada por la mayoría
social que, sin cuestionarse los discursos del poder, reproduce y
defiende la idea de la Seguridad Total, contenta de que en cada esquina
y barrio aparezcan más cámaras, guardias y policías.
Encendiedo nuestro fuego insurgente en las narices de quienes vigilan,
demostramos una vez más la vulnerabilidad de la red de la dominación,
potenciando nuestras decisiones, relaciones y prácticas cotidianas en el
ataque directo contra los edificios, representantes, administradores/as
y defensores/as del control social.
Lo hemos dicho y lo reafirmamos una vez más: el poder nunca es
invulnerable, el ataque anarquista siempre es posible.
Desde la informalidad antiautoritaria nos organizamos sin especialistas,
sin líderes ni jerarquías, para llevar a cabo la praxis de la
conspiración anarquista contra el poder, dando continuidad a través del
fuego al proyecto de la Federación Anarnquista Informal/ Frente
Revolucionario Internacional, porque la FAI/FRI cobra vida allí donde
cualquier individux, célula o grupo forjan con su propia AUTONOMÍA el
ATAQUE DIRECTO, sin dar pie a dudas sobre sus intenciones, con un actuar
certero y no indiscriminado, con la SOLIDARIDAD y el INTERNACIONALISMO
anárquico como elementos esenciales de una sedición liberadora sin
centros ni periferia que rompe la normalidad opresora y construye en el
presente la perspectiva de la Libertad Total.
Que acciones como esta motiven a la planificación de más y mejores
igniciones e incendios contra la miseria del orden establecido, siempre
recordando combinar los aprendizajes sobre cómo fabricar artefactos
incendiarios/explosivos con los conocimientos necesarios sobre cómo
dezplazarnos de forma segura a través de la ciudad al momento de
emprender la acción conspiradora y clandestina.
¡Combinemos las diversas formas de lucha para derrumbar este y cualquier
sistema de vida basado en el poder y la explotación!
Saludamos a quienes respondieron con propaganda y acción la iniciativa
para un Dicimebre Negro propuesta desde las cárceles griegas por los
compañeros Panagiotis Argirou y Nikos Romanos. Que el ímpetu por la
acción y el debate no se detenga, que continúe, se proyecte y concrete
en estrategias de lucha y más actos de insurrección que obstaculicen y
pongan en peligro los planes del poder.
Saludamos a cada presx en lucha que se mantiene dignx y consecuente en
las cárceles del mundo civilizado.
Saludamos la vida en lucha del guerrero mapuche Matías Catrileo,
asesinado hace 8 años (3 de enero de 2008) por las balas de la
democracia percutidas en esa ocasión por el policia Walter Ramírez
Espinoza en medio de una acción de recuperación de tierras ancestrales.
Saludamos a cada humanx y animal que lucha por su libertad pasando a la
acción contra el mundo de la autoridad.
Y a nuestros compañerxs de la FAI/FRI, nos encontraremos nuevamente en
el vuelo del Fénix.
¡Qué viva la Coordinación Informal de la Acción Anarquista Multiforme en
todo el mundo!
Célula Anarquista de Ataque Incendiario “Fuego y Conciencia”.
Federación Anarquista Informal-Frente Revolucionario Internacional-
Tags: Arson, Arsonist Anarchist Attack - "Fire and Consciousness" Cell - FAI/IRF, Black December, Chile, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, ISP Services, Phoenix Project, Sabotage, Santiago
Posted in Direct Action
Letter by CCF member Panagiotis Argirou on the occasion of the nearing end of the Phoenix Project trial (Greece)
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
TO ALL COMRADES WHOSE ACTS HAVE GIVEN ME MOMENTS OF FREEDOM
“Only in those moments when our tension for freedom encounters with praxis do we really manage to live anarchy, here and now. Unfortunately the dream we carry in our hearts is too great to avoid the risk of finding ourselves up against the monstrous wall of authority raised in defense of the state and capital. When we really put our life at stake, inevitably we end up confronting the hardness that’s inherent in the struggle: death and prison.”
Nicola Gai; anarchist comrade held prisoner in Italy, who has assumed responsibility for his participation in the attack claimed by Olga Cell of FAI-FRI (the shooting of Roberto Adinolfi, the chief executive of Ansaldo Nucleare)
Shortly before the end of the trial of the 4th consecutive case against the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, and against me personally as an anarchist who has assumed responsibility for his participation in the CCF, I’d like to say some things not to the court, but rather to all comrades whose action gave impetus and substance to the Phoenix Project.
For obvious reasons, all imprisoned members of the CCF saluted the comrades of Sole–Baleno Cell (a cell of sympraxis between Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Consciousness Gangs), a gesture which initially cost us our prosecution for incitement [in Greek, moral instigation] to 4 Acts of the Phoenix Project: explosive attack on personal vehicle of the Koridallos prison director in Athens, explosive attack on personal vehicle of a chief warden serving at Nafplion prison, incendiary attack on a hotel unit in Indonesia, and parcel-bomb mailing to a former commander of the antiterrorist police unit in Athens.
The competent authorities realised in hindsight that the accusation of inciting the attack in Indonesia, claimed by Anger Unit/International Conspiracy for Revenge FAI/IRF, would never stand up in court, so the particular charges were dropped even before the stage of court proceedings.
However, as far as the other attacks are concerned, I am offended by the incitement charges brought against me, because as an anarchist I abhor hierarchical relationships of any level; on the other hand, these charges help me understand that domination feels threatened when anarchist guerillas, even from a position of captivity, seek to make their mark and connect with the struggle outside the prison walls by saluting the hostilities waged by their comrades. Domination feels threatened when it realises that the condition of incarceration is not nearly enough to crush the combative energy of anarchist prisoners. This alone is enough for entire indictments for incitement to attacks to be drafted. In no case, however, is it enough to break my morale and my will to connect myself with all comrades holding a combative position. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Black December, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Letter, Nicola Gai, Nikos Romanos, Panagiotis Argirou, Phoenix Project, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
“I do not regret anything…” : Political declaration of Christos Tsakalos for the third CCF trial (Greece)
Friday, December 25th, 2015
In a courtroom inside the prison, full of judges, cameras, cops, secret police, anti-terror police, a few relatives and even fewer friends and comrades, they judge the actions of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
But how to fit in a room of a few square meters our actions that tried to challenge the wise and obedient history of our time…
An action which interrupted the eternal sleep of quiet ’peaceful’ people for several nights, agitated through the explosion of the enslaved silences of the metropolis and with our proclamations denied the rules of a life where the bosses’ violence is always present and we are constantly absent…
Through our attacks, we wanted to smash the tyranny of a brutal reality. We intend to overturn the balance of terror of a mechanically routine life. We tried to cancel the compromise with the death of caused by the wage slavery, the technological control, the boredom and empty relationships.
We wanted to make war with the “peace” of the banks, the judges, the rich, the cops, the fascists, the journalists, the politicians, but also with the “peaceful” citizens who instead of crying out, and being enraged and act, they’re hiding in resignation and grow old along with their furniture … These “peaceful” and law-abiding citizens are the most responsible of all, because through their “quietness” they allow ugliness to rule our lives. (more…)
Tags: Athens, CCF Escape case, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Letter, Trial
Posted in Cognitive Liberty