Posts Tagged ‘Korydallos Prison’
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
In the middle of July, I was transferred to the state hospital of Nikea for some medical examinations. There, given the nature of that examination and due to the police presence during the procedure, which was demanded by the doctor himself, I refused to be examined and I returned to prison. On the 6th of August, I was called to a disciplinary council on the charge of disobedience because I refused to execute the command of my police escort. By entering the office of the commanding prison officer with the intention of telling the prosecutor that I have nothing to state and then leave, I sat opposite to her and she addressed me saying “stand up”. I didn’t pay attention to what she said and while I was telling her to get serious, she told me again with an arrogant smile to stand up. Then, I crumpled the piece of paper where the charges were written and I threw it in her face. I was obviously standing before another arrogant and misled person, who was under the illusion that she owns the world. I was facing another expendable and petty pawn that was under the illusion that all prisoners are inferior to it. So, in order for her to restore her wounded ego, she “punished” me with a five-day restriction penalty in a “special detention wing”. (more…)
Friday, August 15th, 2014
1. Can you talk about the general situation in Greece?
Currently the most multifaceted crisis that the country has seen in peacetime in recent history is in full swing. In the past 5 and a half years such profound upheavals have occurred that one might only expect to encounter in wartime. The global financial crisis of 2008 brought Greece to the top of the European debt crisis. It was set as a model for the imposition of extreme austerity across the Eurozone. In no other country has such an overwhelming “shock therapy” been imposed in such a short time, with such disastrous consequences for society – not even during the first experiments of the neoliberal school in Latin America. A therapy that devastated the economy, reducing the GDP of the country by 25%, creating nearly 2 million unemployed and forcing the majority of people to live a life below the poverty line.
Greek society is experiencing a double default. The financial one developed as follows: A huge fiscal deficit of the government inflated the ten-year bond spreads so that the Greek state could not serve the debt. The Troika’s ( IMF – EU – EIT ) control of the economy – not just the country – inflated the debt to the point that it became unsustainable. Along with the process of debt restructuring (PSI) the exposure of foreign credit institutions was replaced by Greek bonds. They that were subsequently passed on to the people having contracted new loans through transnational EFSF and ESM. (more…)
Friday, July 18th, 2014
In the terror court 17.7.14 for the robbery in Pyrgeto: Guilty, because they are anarchists!
Prosecutor : Trying the case of the robbery in Pyrgeto, Larissas, surpassed all limits and threw away every pretence in the Korydallos terror court. While he admitted during the hearing that there was no evidence of guilt concerning the accused comrades Grigoris Sarafoudis and Giannis Naxakis, because anyway guilt was implied in the indictment “You cannot ignore the fact that the defendants are related to the anti-authoritarian, anarchist movement”!
The TERROR COURT rejected the request for attenuating Grigoris Sarafoudis and imposed the same sentence as Giannis Naxakis with the following sentences:
- 10 years for robbery
- 6 years for participation in a terrorist organization (C.C.F.)
- 5 years for stealing a car
– 2 years for possession of guns.
After the merger, a total of 16 years imprisonment for each.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
On July 4th continued the terror-court in Koridallos for the robbery in Velvedo, with the reading out of the indictment documents, a procedure that began in the previous session. Two sessions came before that, in which the witnesses that were examined were the cops of the DIAS group and cops from the cop car that sped to arrest comrades G.Mihailidis, N.Romanos and A.D.Bourzoukos. All these witnesses, in order to cover the torturing that took place in Veria police station, testified that in order to immobilize the comrades they clashed with them and in the scuffle the comrades were injured. (more…)
Message of Olga Economidou, CCF: Imprisoned Members Cell, about her participation in the hunger strike against maximum security prisons (Greece)
Friday, June 27th, 2014
Inter Arma received and translated:
There are two cases of people in this world. The ones who voluntarily let their life be wasted passively inside locked days, one after another, and the ones who dream with their eyes open and want to destroy all the world’s locks that cage our life behind bars, inside walls, in habits, rules, laws… Do not look for us in the first group…. Since today, Wednesday 25th of July, I participate in the hunger strike against the functioning of Domokos’ Guantanamo.
Olga Economidou – Imprisoned Members Cell/CCF
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Inter Arma received and translated:
First of all, I want to say that I support and stand alongside my comrade Andreas Tsavdaridis and my ten comrades and friends of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
As far as the circumstances of this trial are concerned, I want to comment on two things:
- The fact that a trial, a political trial, is taking place in special courtroom, inside Korydallos prison.
- The fact that our comrades, in order to attend the trial, they have to give their identities to the authorities.
As far as my case is concerned, what I have to say is, that my targeting and my arrest took place in the context of an atmosphere of fear, imposed by the State on anarchists and especially on the current of which I am also a part, the current of New Anarchy. (more…)
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
A true life may end too soon,
but a meaningless one may not even really begin
The restless war against this world and its civilization has its own calendar. A calendar of fire, in whose pages, thousands of moments of hostilities between anarchists of Praxis and dominion, come alive. A calendar of memory against oblivion, which tries to cover within its dark veil all these moments, when anarchy armed itself and went on the offensive. A calendar of honor for all our brothers, who fell fighting in the dangerous journey for Dignity, Freedom and Anarchy. But even if they fell, they are not lost. They live among us. They are present in every moment of war against the existent, in every moment when conspiracies and dark plans of attack are woven. They live through acts of vengeance and they will continue to live as long as there are armed consciences ready to put their negations into action.
A calendar, in which our brother, anarchist comrade Mauricio Morales, has his own page written with the ink of memory, which seeks revenge…
“Arm yourselves and become violent, beautifully violent, until everything is blown up… Arm yourselves and fight state terrorism, burn, conspire, sabotage and be violent, beautifully violent, physically violent, deliberately violent…”
On the 22nd of May, 2009, a black day dawns in its darkness. Our brother Mauricio Morales, putting his words into action, headed to the prison wardens’ school in Santiago, Chile, planning to blow it up. But the bomb he was carrying exploded prematurely and he fell dead before he was able to fulfill his plan of attack.
But our comrade was not forgotten. For five years now, dozens of attacks all around the world, were dedicated to him, honoring him in the way he deserves to.
In our world we do not weep for our dead, we do not perform memorials, sticking to miserable customary formalities. We carry our dead in our hearts. We carry them with us, in the fierce moments, where anarchist attack disturbs the order of this world.
Anarchy has neither victims, nor heroes.
Anarchy has a memory of living forms that honored their lives with their deaths and not shadowy zombies, which day by day honor their slow death with their life.
Mauri is on our side. He is the comrade we never met but shared with him the same passion for the destruction of this world. We shared with him the same desire to act aggressively, promoting continuous anarchist insurrection. Any of us could have been in his place and so we feel that he is one of us and we will never forget him…
Nothing is over
We still have much to do…
For us, for our dead…
“Because the eyes of the dead –our dead- are bright meteor, which roam in the infinite to find their way to us…
The eyes of our dead tell us about the “why” of life, showing us the secret flame, which burns our mystery…”
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire FAI/IRF – Imprisoned Members Cell
Andreas Tsavdaridis – Commando Mauricio Morales – FAI/IRF
Tags: Andreas Tsavdaridis, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Letter, Mauricio Morales
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Thursday, May 8th, 2014
The trial for the case of “Phoenix” Project has been set for the 4th of June, 2014 and it will take place in the special courtroom, in the female section of Korydallos prison.
The charges are linked with three acts of the “Phoenix” Project (acts 1,3,4)
The defendants are:
1) Comrade Andreas Tsavdaridis, member of FAI/IRF
2) Anarchist Spyros Mandylas
3) All the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
The comrades’ accusations are:
1) Andreas Tsavdaridis:
I) Being a member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
II) Attempted homicide against the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos
III) Attempted explosion (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)
IV) Possession of explosives (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)
2) Spyros Mandylas:
V) Being a member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
VI) Attempted homicide against the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos
VII) Attempted explosion (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)
VIII) Possession of explosives (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)
3) Conspiracy of Cells of Fire:
I) Instigation to the attempted homicide against the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos
II) Instigation to the attempted explosion (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)
III) Instigation to the possession of explosives (for the parcel-bomb sent to the former chief of anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoulos)
IV) Instigation to an explosive attack (the car owned by the director of Korydallos prison, Maria Stefi)
V) Instigation to the possession of explosives (the car of the director of Korydallos prison, Maria Stefi)
VI) Instigation to an explosive attack (the car owned by prison guard of Nafplio prison, Argyris Gelbouras, in Argos)
VII) Instigation to the possession of explosives (the car owned by prison guard of Nafplio prison, Argyris Gelbouras, in Argos)
VIII) Instigation to severe damages (the car of the director of Korydallos prison, Maria Stefi and the car owned by prison guard of Nafplio prison, Argyris Gelbouras, in Argos)
A FEW WORDS ABOUT “PHOENIX” PROJECT
“Phoenix” Project, started on the 7th of June 2013 and it is a call made from the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the Gangs of Conscience FAI/IRF, “Sole-Baleno” Cell, whose target is “the rebirth and the dynamic comeback of urban guerrilla”. A project, that would create the terms of the rise of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire from the ashes, left behind by police oppression.
11 Project acts have taken place so far:
1) Greece (Athens):
7th of June 2013. The car owned by the director of Korydallos prison, Maria Stefi, was blown up by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire-FAI/IRF and the Gangs of Conscience-FAI/IRF, “Sole-Baleno” Cell.
2) Greece (Athens):
12th of June 2013. The car owned by the prison guard of Nafplio prison, Argyris Gelbouras, was blown up by the International Conspiracy of Revenge.
26th of June 2013. The third floor of Sheraton hotel was torched by the Anger Unit-International Conspiracy of Revenge.
3rd of July 2013. A parcel bomb was sent to the former chief of the anti-terrorism agency, Dimitris Chorianopoylos by “Mauricio Morales” Cell-FAI/IRF.
24th of August 2013. A police academy was burned to the ground by “Freedom to Mandylas and Tsavdaridis” Cell, International Conspiracy of Revenge-FAI/IRF.
6) Greece (Athens):
1st September 2013. A parcel-bomb was sent to the special prosecutor Dimitris Mokkas by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire-“Ryo” Cell.
7) Russia (Bryansk):
2nd of October 2013. A sawmill in a hunting resort was torched by ELF/FAI-“Nestor Makhno” Commando.
8 ) Chile (Santiago):
16th of November 2013. A Letter-bomb was sent to the 98th Electoral Council of La Reina community by the “Long live Ilya Romanov” Cell, in affinity with the Black International.
9) Mexico (Toluca):
I) 18th of November 2013. An incendiary device was placed outside a church and a bank in San Sebastian area.
II) 21st of December 2013. An incendiary-explosive device was placed outside a bank near the airport by the Anti-Civilization Faction of the Earth Liberation Front, in affinity with the Informal Anarchist Federation (FA/FLT/FAI).
10) Indonesia (Malang):
9th of January 2014. An ATM was blown up by the “Sebastian O. Seguel” Cell, International Conspiracy of Revenge, FAI.
11) Germany (Berlin):
I) 8th of April 2014. A vehicle owned by the municipal regulatory authority and a vehicle owned by a security company were torched.
II) 24th of April. An embassy vehicle owned by a Greek diplomat was torched by Autonomous Cell “Christos Kassimis.
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON
NOT A MILLIMETER BACK
NINE MILLIMETERS TO THE COPS’ HEADS
Translated by Inter Arma
Tags: Andreas Tsavdaridis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Conspiracy for Revenge, International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Phoenix Project, Spyros Mandylas, Trial
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Mobilisations outside and inside the prisons against the murder of Ilia Kareli and the new Type C prison plans (Greece)
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Footage from these moments:
A big mobilization has started since last month in almost all by now Greek prisons. The mobilization is a reaction for the new law about the maximum security type C prisons. Meanwhile an inmate named Ilia Kareli killed a guard with a knife and the guards in different prisons along with the police tortured him and killed him. So the mobilization acts also in honour with Kareli’s murder and is continuing the struggle. We also send some photos from the A wing of Koridallos prisons (Athens) in an act of honour of Ilia Kareli’s death.
The slogans say “we never forget, we never forgive” “fire to the prisons bombs to the courthouses” “if not now when?” There is also a video of slogans that were shouted at our refusal as prisoners of the A wing and the female wing to get in the prison from the prison yard for 1 hour after the normal yard lock down.
Here are some banners from the women’s prison of Koridallos during the protest of around 1000 people outside the prison against the new maximum security type c prisons.
Also some slogans written during the protest at Domokos prisons saying “rage and consciousness” “against the Greek Guantanamo” “knives in the prison guards” and “viva la fai/irf” Also at the Domokos prison protest there was some clashes between anarchists and cops. (more…)
Athens: Text concerning the hunger-thirst strike of anarchist hostages of the 4th wing of Koridallos prisons (Greece)
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
The following text is a presentation of what followed the incident with and also some general thoughts surrounding the institution of incarceration and how we stand across it as anarchists. Our desire was for it to come out earlier, but our transfer to another wing, the beating of Giannis by the CCF and various other prison matters delayed it.
On 13/12/13, when the yard closed we returned to human-guard Giannis Milonas a small percentage of the violence he applies everyday while holding a key. This specific guy insisted on his quarrelsome behavior when some comrades called him out on the ironic comments he made the day before.
This incident was, for the service, the reason to break up our community which had become a constant thorn for them. In the recent times there have been numerous clashes since we were trying with various ways and for matters we considered nodal, (hunger strike of communists from Turkey, the placing of barbedwire above the yards) to sabotage, to the measure that is possible, the function of the prison. (more…)
Tags: Alexandros Mitrousias, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Argiris Dalios, Athens, Babis Tsilianidis, Dimitris Politis, Fivos Harisis, Giannis Mihailidis, Giannis Naxakis, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Greece, Grigoris Sarafoudis, Initiative of Anarchist Prisoners in Korydallos, Korydallos Prison, Prison Struggle, Tasos Theofilou
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“Let’s become dangerous… for the diffusion of the Black International” – Communique by CCF: Imprisoned Members Cell (Greece)
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Starting from somewhere – Scattered remarks
To begin, we want to share our joy with you . The joy we feel because as we write, we feel, that despite being locked inside the walls of captivity, a part of us is out there free along with you, discussing, doubting and planning new sabotages against the authority of the social apparatus.
Of course, this could never have happened if it wasn’t for the valuable contribution of comrades who keep us informed about the international experimentations of new anarchy and strive to translate our texts.
So, the following notes come from a series of discussions we had inside the CCF Imprisoned Members Cell, on the occasion of the international gathering in Mexico.
The thoughts we want to share during this meeting are not some kind of an official view. As anarcho-nihilists, we do not believe in any absolute and objective truth. On the contrary, we want to set a starting point. One more challenge for thought, experimentation and onset towards the sharpening of the anarchist insurrection. This continous search of theory and praxis keeps anarchy alive and dangerous, far from ideological stiffnesses. (more…)
Tags: 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, International Solidarity, Korydallos Prison, Letter
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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
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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…)
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
A month after my arrest I still remain sunken in thoughts trying to find moments of calm and clarity, so I can finally put the pen down to write a couple of words. My mood changes at the speed of light, it goes up and down non-stop and is finding it hard to find a steady point to hold on to. The account of what happened in Nea Filadelfia sickens me, the renewed conclusions that come out hurt me, the realization of what exactly happened kills me. I relapse when listening to daily boring and endless discussions evaluating months, years, charges and all the other relevant matters. We know very well why we are in here and the reason is definitely not for some common criminal practices just like we know that from now on, time does not necessarily roll with us counting down to the exit. (more…)
Athens: Responsibility claim for explosive attack on vehicle of the Koridallos prisons director, in the district of Dafni, on June 7th, 2013 (Greece)
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Freedom for anarchists of praxis incarcerated in Italy
i. ‘Return of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire from the ashes’
Only in those moments when our tension for freedom is rejoined with practice do we truly 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 in play, inevitably we end up confronting the hardness there is in the struggle: death and prison.
Nicola Gai, Italian comrade accused in the Olga Cell-FAI case [May 2013]
The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire-FAI/IRF in collaboration with comrades from the Consciousness Gangs, honouring our old and timeless friendship, blew up the private car of the female director of Koridallos men’s prisons, Maria Stefi, as a display of genuine solidarity with our ten imprisoned brothers and sister, Giorgos P., Olga, Gerasimos, Christos, Michalis, Giorgos, Haris, Theofilos, Panagiotis, Damiano, that have taken responsibility for their participation in the Conspiracy.
After almost two years of silence throughout the Greek territory, the CCF returns. Maintaining a common front with the Consciousness Gangs, the FAI cells (‘Antifascist Front’, ‘Unscathed Cell of Vengeance’, ‘Lone Wolf Cell’, etc.) and the Sect of Revolutionaries, we support and strengthen the international conspiracy of the Informal Anarchist Federation/International Revolutionary Front.
The bomb we placed at the vehicle of the director of Koridallos prisons is the first drops before the storm. Or, as it was written in the last communiqué by the CCF against the Greek minister of Justice…
Certainly the necessity for strategy is now clearer than ever before. A lightning does not ever travel in straight repetitive lines. It bursts out unannounced. Even a seeming ‘silence’ is no retreat but quietness before the thunder…
[Clandestine sector, Informal Anarchist Federation/Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (February 2011)]
So, now it’s time to make noise again. Noise against the militarization in prisons and the continuous police raids by the disgraceful scum of the EKAM special suppressive antiterrorist unit. Noise concerning the inquisition at prison councils, where prison service prosecutors and directors are poisoning inmates with fruitless hopes, at the same time that the denied requests for days of leave or conditional release are being stacked on top of each other. Noise for all those unimportant wearing the jailers’ uniform that think they personify Power and thus give orders. Noise about the terrifying silence of the majority of prisoners that have long ago exchanged freedom and dignity with a heroin dose, or day wages, or a more ‘favorable’ prison transfer, or a brand new mobile phone… Noise for the prolonged silence and inaction of a ‘space’ that likes to be called anarchist, but are in essence as petty bourgeois and decadent as the society’s civilization that they’re supposedly fighting.
ii. Chronicle of a war foretold
Over the recent months, a new regime prevails in Greek prisons. The ministry of Justice as well as the prison administration and the public prosecution promote the model of militarization for the ‘correctional system.’ To date there have been dozens of raids by fully armed EKAM cops into prisoners’ cells, as part of the restructuring of prisons. These hooded chickens with the full-body police harness have oftentimes shown ‘guts’ by hitting people in handcuffs. In the correctional brothel of Grevena, the pigs used also taser devices (electroshock weapons) against prisoners handcuffed behind their back. In Koridallos prisons, the night raid operation of forty to fifty EKAM cops was carried out through the ‘courtesy’ of the director Maria Stefi and the prosecutor Troupi, who did not miss out on provocations and bullying from a safe distance.
We know that it never gets dark there, inside your prisons. Therein memories are scratching, and one forgets how the sky looks without bars and barbed wire. If death had its own colour, it should be painted on your prisons. Because the realm of slow death lies on the inside, and one can feel it every single day. It’s hanging from the walls in corridors, it sounds with every locking of a door, it cries silently in disciplinary cells… There is no reason to continue the ‘critique’ of your ‘correctional’ system.
We have said it in the past, when we placed a bomb of twenty kilos on the outer wall of Koridallos prisons three years ago. Our imprisoned brothers and sister from the CCF say it definitely better than we do, through their writings, participating in the international dialogue of the Informal Anarchist Federation/International Revolutionary Front.
Besides, we do not expect something better from the empire of Power that is flavoured with the ‘courteousness’ of democracy. All of its officials handle perfectly their duties.
The judges sat on their imperial throne are handing prison sentences that challenge even the scientific average of human lifespan: ‘Double life sentence’… ‘Two hundred years in prison’… ‘Eighty years in prison’… To them, the names of the accused are ultimately nothing but small annoying ink stains on their thick indictments that must be erased.
Below them are the prisons directors; the small gods of penitentiary institutions that give their commands behind their distant offices having the confidence of being ‘the housemaster.’ This ‘business’ is run by them anyway.
Next to them are the prisons prosecutors, the ‘hand of god’. Their signature opens the doors of ‘heaven’ or ‘hell.’ ‘Conditional release from prison… rejected.’ ‘Five days of leave from prison… rejected.’ ‘Rejected’… ‘rejected’… ‘rejected’… is the only word they know to say. But these are all enemies. The only thing to ask from your enemy is ultimate war.
The axe of criticism along with the nausea of unanswered questions falls heavy on the inhabitants of the country of prisons. It falls heavy on the prisoners themselves, most of whom accept passively their incarceration in the sweatshops of democracy. Far from resembling a subculture of the revolutionary imaginary icon of imprisoned ‘fighters’ as a heightened projection of the living herein, the reality in prisons sounds frighteningly ugly: passivity… snitching… customization… licking the prison service’s ass… getting high on drugs… racism… cowardly cheekiness… self-pity… falsity…
Yet, this pathetic crowd can be transformed at once and become ‘combatant’ when it comes to a bottle cap of smack, to debts and loans, to the sovereignty of each clan. That is when the prisoners’ inventiveness triumphs. A piece of iron turns into a murderous knife in the most skilful hands, and a sock hiding a heavy object turns into a weapon for the inner-hostilities between inmates, who have learned much better how to eat each others’ flesh than they ever did on the outside.
With the same stunning inventiveness, they hide in the most unlikely places smack and other drugs they want to carry. However, this ingenuity is absent when it comes to seeking revenge against those who locked them up and deprived them of their freedom. How many former and current prison inmates were involved in actual revenge on their jailers? How many prisoners found the home address of a chief warden, or ambushed a prosecutor that threw their request for leave or probation in the trash bin?
For this we call minority prisoners, who still have dignity, to plan tens of acts of vengeance.
iii. The FAI/IRF international conspiracy
From our part over here, with the bombing against the director of Koridallos prisons, we coordinate our attacks through the FAI/IRF international network. It started when our brothers and sisters in Chile, of the ‘Panagiotis Argirou’ insurrectionary anti-authoritarian cell, targeted the National Association of Penitentiary Functionaries in Santiago on May 12th.
FAI/IRF is an international conspiracy of anarchists of praxis that sets fire on the defense positions of reformist societist anarchists. It gets rid of the smell of mold that has settled in anarchy seen at amphitheatres, and fills the air with the smell of gunpowder, black anarchy, nighttime, explosions, gunshots, sabotages. This explains why the International Revolutionary Front of FAI and Conspiracy is on top of the anarchist dangers list as cited in recent Europol reports.
Diffusion and informal organizing within the new anarchy into autonomous cells of direct action are what really scare the police of the whole world. Therefore, the State and the enemies of anarchy do not easily forget the anarchist militants who are held captive under their prisons’ authority.
iv. For the brothers and sisters missing…
In Germany, comrade Thomas Meyer-Falk —who is held hostage for participation in bank robbery with the aim of supporting subversive projects— has already served his sentence, but remains incarcerated. In his case, an old law of Nazi Germany was applied, under which prisoners may continue to be kept in prison indefinitely, even when they have served their entire prison term, if they are deemed ‘dangerous to society’… Thomas Meyer-Falk, with his uncompromising attitude and refusal to kneel in front of Power, is still considered dangerous for the social machine.
[Footnote in the original :] In Bulgaria, our comrade Jock Palfreeman remains hostage in prison, after a scuffle with nearly fifteen fascists who tortured a Roma. A fascist fell dead in the scuffle and another was seriously injured. We, for our part, send a signal of solidarity to Jock and a promise that he is not alone.
At the same time, our brother Gabriel Pombo Da Silva is currently incarcerated in Spain —moved from Germany a few months ago— and our brother Marco Camenisch is imprisoned in Switzerland. Our two brothers are confined for many years in the galleys of democracy because of their subversive and anarchic action. Gabriel —who has fought numerous times against the FIES [footnote in the original :] special prison regime— is accused of a scuffle with cops in the German city of Aachen, and Marco is accused of eco-sabotages, escape from prison and armed clash with border guards. While they have become eligible for conditional release from prison, the international state machine tries to keep them hostage, linking them to the ‘operation Ardire’, a case conceived by the Italian State. A police case against the FAI/IRF network, in which apart from Marco and Gabriel our comrades Giuseppe (‘Peppe’), Stefano, Elisa, Sergio, Alessandro are co-accused and remanded in Italy, while some of our CCF comrades imprisoned in Greece are also ‘under investigation.’
The state apparatus and its justice are now experimenting with similar alchemies in Greece. Our brother and CCF member Gerasimos Tsakalos is at the top of the blacklist of interrogators and judges. Currently, he has spent thirty one months on remand —the ceiling is eighteen months— and his pretrial detention was extended to another six months, describing him as ‘particularly dangerous.’ Nevertheless, the charlatans of justice make newer experiments as well. They open yet another case file, the double robbery in Velventos [Kozani], and charge Gerasimos for instigating crimes by delivering a new pretrial detention order to him. He is thus accused as instigator in a bank robbery case that occurred when he was already still in prison. What’s more, we do not forget that last year, when his eighteen months’ remand period was reaching an end, the mop called Mokkas (special appellate judge for the preliminary investigations) put him on the second consecutive remand, while the comrade was in hospital conducting hunger strike.
All this reinforce the certainty that we have, now more than ever before: the liberation of our comrades will only happen through violence, with guns, with an anarchist tromocracy and intensification of the new anarchist urban guerrilla warfare… and then, woe to whoever stands in the way of our comrades’ liberation.
v. Everything continues…
The struggle does not end just because some unimportant folks got tired, and now they only show off their anarcho-medals on the catwalk, in the mire of Exarchia [downtown Athens], nor does it stop because some folks shit in their own pants and hunker down in whatever they’ve put on ice, or in their pseudo-assemblies.
For us, there is no middle ground. They who declare openly their anarchist intentions are facing a decisive dilemma, to either act or give up anarchy forever. There can never be anarchy at the rear of coffee shops and gossiping… Either act or shut up…
In closing the proclamation of our reoccurrence along with the Consciousness Gangs, we would like to dedicate our attack with all our strength to our brothers and sisters imprisoned in the Italian State’s cells, and furthermore send out our conspirative signal to Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai, both accused of shooting Roberto Adinolfi ([footnote in the original :] chief executive of nuclear firm), an act for which the Olga Cell-FAI/FRI has claimed responsibility.
The words of coherence by the sisters and brothers in war are the only ones that have truly weight. The so-called ‘social anarchism’ makes everything revolve around the instrument ‘assembly’, which has become gym of authoritarianism, terrain of breeding big and smaller leaders, whose sole purpose is self-referentiality. The anarchist politicos do everything they can to stave off the new that advances. The new that advances as well as the making of the informal organization (…)
Alfredo Cospito [March 2013]
Courage and strength to the comrades who anonymously strike at the State and Capital, courage and strength to those who give a name to their own rage, courage and strength to the comrades who give life to the Fai/Fri. We are going to give soul and body to the black international, there is a whole world to destroy. Long live anarchy!
Nicola Gai [May 2013]
Brothers and sisters, the rendezvous is on…
We will be back — sooner than you expect…
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire-FAI/IRF
([Note in the original :] Sole and Baleno —Maria Soledad Rosas and Eduardo Massari— were two anarchist comrades accused of sabotage and anarchic dynamic actions in the 1990s. Baleno ‘committed suicide’ in his prison cell. Sometime later, Sole ‘committed suicide’ in the special conditions of ‘house’ detention imposed to her. Their memory lives within us, in our bullets, in our dynamite…)
translated by contra-info.
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‘CCF/FAI/IRF Gangs of Consciousness FAI/IRF – Sole Baleno Cell’ take responsibility for explosive attack against the car of the administrator of Korydallos Prison in Athens (Greece)
Sunday, June 9th, 2013
A bomb has exploded on the car of the administrator of Korydallos prison in Athens where imprisoned members of the Revolutionary Organisation – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire are held. There is also a claim from Conspiracy of Cells of Fire FAI/IRF – Gangs of Consciousness FAI/IRF – Sole Baleno Cell on Athens Indymedia. You can find it here also.
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Athens: Contact address of the three anarchist prisoners who were convicted in the Revolutionary Struggle case (Greece)
Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Anarchist Kostas Gournas, member of the Revolutionary Struggle, as well as anarchists Vaggelis Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis are being held in Koridallos prison.
They currently receive letters at the following address:
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, Parartima Gynaikeion Filakon Koridallou (Π.Γ.Φ.Κ.), Solomou 3-5, 18110 Koridallos, Athens, Greece
Solidarity is our weapon – No comrade will be left alone
Freedom for all imprisoned fighters
Friday, March 15th, 2013
On Monday, March 11th, anarchist comrade and Conspiracy of Cells of Fire member Panagiotis Argirou was transferred from the general hospital of Nikaia back to Koridallos prison’s hospital. His transfer was made after the state of his health was much improved.
Panagiotis has now fully recovered from his serious injury and talked with his comrades on the phone. He will remain in the hospital of Koridallos prison until several mobility problems are restored, that were caused due to his two-month hospitalization and the length of time he was under sedative medication. For now, he is recovering and ‘shares’ the same cell with his friend Spyros Dravilas, who is also recovering there after his successful hunger strike.
We know we haven’t provided updates on the health condition of Panagiotis for a long time, but this was not done by chance: each time we released positive news on the comrade’s health, the anti-terrorist force and the external armed guards that had undertaken his custody pressured the hospital staff to permit Panagiotis’ immediate transfer to the prison for ‘security reasons’ (his file bore the indication ‘Dangerous to escape’).
A big thank you to all the comrades and friends who were interested in Panagiotis, who sent letters, donated blood, and supported the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. Finally, a flaming hug to the brothers and sisters of the Argirou Cell/International Conspiracy for Revenge/FRI-FAI from Indonesia, as well as the Panagiotis Argirou insurrectionary anti-authoritarian cell/FAI-FRI from Chile, who made solidarity among anarchists praxis through their incendiary attacks.
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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
The comrades Dimitris Politis and Giannis Mixailidis are transferred to Koridallos prison and now they are with the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire! They are strong and healthy. Yesterday they brought them to the court that is currently running about the case of the ‘safe-house’ in Volos, the day before they were taken to the prosecutor for the warrants they have about that case.
Today, the fucking pigs transferred them to Kozanis court to the local prosecutor about the double robbery at Belvendo Kozanis! They will also transfer there the other two comrades arrested (Nikos Rwmanos and Andreas Mpourzoukos) but they are not jailed yet!!!
There is no reason to sleep calm, judges, politicians, police and other shit.
Solidarity to Dimitris Politis and Giannis Mixailidis
First release of Black International Editions: “Mapping the Fire” – International Words of Solidarity with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF)
Monday, October 8th, 2012
“This pamphlet is a meeting point of comrades from all over the world. An imaginary meeting since the walls and bars of the prisons where we are temporarily keep our bodies hostage. But our meanings remain free, escape from the cells of prison and are expressed with words continuing to provoke authority.
Words that still smell of fire and gunpowder, words which carry with them all of our hate for the system, words unrepentant and armed, words which transfer stresses and desires, words which break the isolation of prison, words full of passion for the mutiny we want to continue, words from Chile, Mexico, America, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria, Indonesia…
The letters sent to us by the hostage comrades, replying thus to the international call of solidarity of the CCF is not just mail between prisoners.
Our plan for a Black International of imprisoned anarchists, is not simply “a nice theory” which begins and ends inside printed words. It is the deposit of memory which exists, in a move forward.
A memory which does not always count its moments with common terms and common reference points. By reading this pamphlet someone can discover an international galaxy of points of views and positions with comrades whose references speak of the class war and the proletariat and others who speak of nihilism and anti-socialism.
This difference for us is not a contradiction. On the contrary it reveals the invisible line which connects all forms of anarchy and dispute into an international revolutionary front which has as its aim to destroy every form of authority.” Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell (Excerpt from the Introduction)
Today in Greece, October 8th, a trial for the case of the Revolutionary Organisation – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire will take place in a specially converted room in the female prisons of Korydallos prisons. The trial concerns the arrests in Volos and the arrests on December 4th, the sending of the 14 incendiary anti-system parcels and the clash in Pefki, 17 comrades are on trial. There will be a solidarity demonstration at the courthouse of the female prisons of Korydallos on this day at 9am.
This publication, the first from Black International Editions, is released online and in paper format from three countries – Greece, Chile and United Kingdom, as an act of solidarity and confrontation to this court process against the CCF and their co-accused. The words of the anarchist prisoners who have responded to the international solidarity call of the CCF meet with the statements of the groups of the international network for counter-information and translation. Together with the armed words of the CCF, a new international revolutionary front is drawn out, this new publication maps the fire that has been spreading across oceans into many territories. In the words of Eat, imprisoned member of Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell, FAI Indonesia:
“We are the new chaotic virus, the ghost of freedom, the uncontrollable international plague of revolt.”
For Greek language version, you can find this publication on paper at various self-organised spaces in Exarchia, Athens, Greece, or email sal.spf(at)gmail.com for copies.
In Santiago, Chile, find it at Biblioteca La Hiedra or via Entropia Ediciones in a Spanish language version.
In UK, find it at anarchist spaces, like Kebele in Bristol, or 56a Infoshop in London. You can also find it at the 2012 London Anarchist Bookfair where Elephant Editions will have copies – elephanteditions(at)riseup.net
The email for contact with the imprisoned CCF members has moved to riseup.net’s mail server. From now on, you can communicate at sinomosiapf(at)riseup.net
For the destruction of the existent…
Casi un año ha pasado desde que la Conspiración de las Células del Fuego lanzara una propuesta internacional para la edición de un cuadernillo. Cuadernillo que se transformó en un libro de casi 200 páginas.
Hoy comenzará un nuevo juicio contra la Conspiración. Esta vez será un juicio mucho más grande que probablemente dure dos años, y a partir de ahora, todxs lxs compas enfrentarán juntxs un mismo juicio. Además, también estará como imputado Konstantino Papadopoulos (“Kostas”), quien fue arrestado en la última redada contra el grupo (14 de marzo), pero que no está en prisión. Por otra parte, el juicio también involucra a Theófilos y otrxs 4 compas. Por ésta nueva acusación hay dos compas que han debido comenzar sus propios periodos de clandestinidad: Dimitris Politis y Giannis Mihailidis.
El juicio será en contra de 17 compañerxs y tiene de todo. A pesar de la acusación de “pertenencia a grupo terrorista”, habrá un nuevo juicio el 4 de diciembre en Volos (Pefki) por el asunto de los paquetes bomba. Lxs abogadxs creen que en el proceso se incorporarán los 250 ataques de la Conspiración. De ser así, dos personas más serían involucradas en toda esta maraña judicial. Los cargos aquí serían por infracción a la Ley Antiterrorista Griega: participación en organización terrorista, posesión de armas y explosivos, amenaza contra la vida y la propiedad, subversión, amenazas a la democracia, etc.
Los 250 ataques de la Conspiración se irán a juicio sólo por ser reivindicados por ella. De hecho, no existe ninguna prueba concreta que conecte a lxs compas con los ataques. En otras palabras, están presxs y serán condenadxs sólo por declararse miembrxs orgullosxs del grupo.
Además, si no se logra establecer nexos entre ataques y perpetradorxs (ni siquiera por insinuación o suposiciones), se les acusaría de instigar los ataques. En Grecia, hacer o instigar un ataque terrorista conlleva la misma condena.
Por esto no puede haber un mejor y más fuerte discurso de defensa que su voz compañerxs. Es de sus expresiones de solidaridad y tras ataques realizados por grupos anarquistas de acción directa, desde dónde lxs compañerxs de la Conspiración toman el valor de mirar directamente a los ojos de quienes les persiguen. Es algo que seguramente también han sentido todxs quienes enviaron sus cartas para este libro, encarceladxs en otros países y pagando el mismo precio por nuestra pasión común por la libertad.
En concreto, lo que editamos, a la vista del juicio, es un folleto con su contenido, siendo de sus palabras solidarias internacionales con el caso de la CCF.
Aportes desde Bulgaria, Alemania, Suiza, Chile, Italia, México, España, Grecia, Rusia, Argentina y Reino Unido, han sido recopilados. Han escrito presxs, procesadxs, grupos de acción, colectivos de contrainformación, editoriales e individualidades varias.
Este libro habla de la solidaridad. Este libro es solidaridad.
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