Posts Tagged ‘Thessaloniki’
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
UPDATE: Text by anarchist prisoner Spiros Mandylas about his new arrest and his hunger strike
Inter Arma received and translated:
Comrade Spiros Mandylas was arrested today [10 March] in the afternoon and he will be presented tomorrow before the persecutor, who will decide whether he will be detained or not. He is held in the General Police Agency of Thessaloniki and he refused to be subjected to body control, something that infuriated the cops. He is strong and in high spirits.
The reason for his arrest is the fact that he didn’t pay the 5.000 fine he was sentenced to by the trial that ended last Thursday 05/03, a trial that took place without the presence of the comrade and his lawyer, while his co-defendants, except one, legitimized the trial, thus his sentence, with their presence there.
A text written by the comrade will be published in the following days.
A previous text written by the comrade about this case
Open letter by Spyros Mandylas concerning the trial about the conflict within the movement in 2012 in Thessaloniki (Greece)
Friday, February 27th, 2015
Today, Thursday 26th of February, the trial concerning the inner-movement conflicts of 2012 in Thessaloniki was continued after a break.
From my side, it became clear from the first moment, the fact that the trial cannot take place at this time because my lawyer Fragiskos Ragousis faces some impediment and I am already on the trial concerning “Phoenix” project which takes place in Athens.
Today, the court decided to begin the process although I was not represented by a lawyer. It should be noted that in this trial I am accused of felonies concerning explosions, possession and use of explosives etc. (more…)
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Inter Arma received and translated:
TYPE C’ PRISONS, THE ESCAPE ATTEMPT OF CCF, THE SCENARIOS ABOUT OSMOSIS BETWEEN CRIMINALS AND TERRORISTS AND THE JOURNALISTS’ CESSPOOL
We are not going to talk about how C’ type prisons are structured, how they were built or how they’re going to be improved. We will just say that they are not any kind of impenetrable barrier or some invincible beast. C’ type prisons are another act of war against the prisoners of war. They are the answer of the state against anarchists who haven’t bent down their heads, that every day hone the axe of war, who haven’t quit and haven’t delayed in action against the enemy. They are built for those who didn’t turn into “coffee shop guerrillas” or “imprisoned ideologists” towards repression. Besides, the state never spared these people. And the state’s monopoly of violence has always been broken only when the recipient of it disputed it through action.
ON THE CCF’s ESCAPE ATTEMPT
On January 4th, there was an escape from Korydallos prison planned by the members of CCF. The previous day, the cops disrupted the escape, for which they admit that it was one of the most perfectly organized hits of the last decades. (more…)
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, CCF Escape case, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Nadir Squat, Thessaloniki, Type C prisons
Posted in Social Control
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Act for freedom now! receives:
When the enemy seems to be standing up well and uses all means to crash anything opposite, then the attack towards him, his symbols and infrastructures is the only way. Wherever we look we see various types of authority, either called cop, judge either called school, bank, church, prison. Institutions of a rotten system that every day remind us that we are not free. Their real value will be shown with their destruction and through ashes and wreckage their beauty will be shown. No more compromises fit here right now. Their place should be taken over by determination and continuous struggle.
In the undeclared war which is taking place, when there isn’t direct usage of weapons, then other means are mobilised in order to hit the mind and the soul of every unrepentant revolutionary.
The new high security prisons are aiming right at that, his extermination. When its their turn, judges and prosecutors give revengeful long sentences. Prosecutor Olga Smirli confirmed her role at the trial for the ATE bank (now Pireaus Bank) in Pyrgetos Larisa giving away 16 years to G.NAXAKIS and G.SARAFOUDIS, with the only evidence being their political identity.
Either the two comrades participated in the robbery, either not, we are with them and we dedicate them the attack on Pireaus Bank on the early hours of the 10th of September in Sykies, Thessaloniki. This act is a small sign of solidarity and a message that everything continues…
Lets fight, everyone in their own way, forcefully, with the means that they have, till the end, until total liberation.
STRENGTH TO N.MAZIOTIS AND P.ROUPA
A RAISED FIST TO ALL REVOLUTIONARIES
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
On October 1st, the anarchist Antonis Stamboulos is arrested by the counter-terrorist agency accused of terrorist actions. His arrest was hyped from the media, in a furious journalistic climate, based on findings of guilt and imaginary scenarios as signed directly from the 12th floor of the police headquarters.
At the same time, under coordinated counter-terrorism investigations in Athens and Thessaloniki, five people were arrested, the two of whom were detained and driven to Korydallos prison, on charges of aggravated possession of weapons and possession of explosives. The arrested Panagiotis Michalakoglou claimed responsibility for the weapons found in his house, while M.B. has nothing to do with the case.
Antonis Stamboulos, from the first time of his arrest, refused to have any kind of communication with the cops, giving a struggle of dignity continuing till today, since he is on a hunger and thirst strike in Larissa prison from October 6th [Antonis ended the thirst strike October 11th, and issued a new letter explaining his position], demanding his transfer to Korydallos prison, so as he can be close to his familiars. (more…)
Athens-Thessaloniki: Update on the situation of the 2 people arrested by Counter-terrorism agency on 1/10 (Greece)
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Inter Arma received and translated:
Today, 6/10, the last 2 of the 5 defendants who were arrested during a coordinated raid of the Counter-terrorism agency in Athens and Thessaloniki, were led to Korydallos prison (in the basement of the F wing). The two comrades are Panagiotis Michalakoglou and M.B.
The two comrades are not accused of participating in a terrorist or criminal organization neither are they related to any robberies, as the counter-terrorism agency was leaking to the press during the first days. The accusations are: aggravated possession of arms and possession of explosives (grenade).
From the first moment Panagiotis claimed responsibility for the weapons found in his house while M.B. has nothing to do with the case. Communiques written by the two comrades will follow. We stand by them with fury and conscience.
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Lately, various interior matters taking place in Anarchist Squat Nadir, have been published, because of two or three people, thought they should publish a misinformative text of breakaway, in order to justify their cowardice or their failure.
Therefore, since a matter has been published, I owe too, to explain in public what has happened. Especially, since through this text, they accuse me of their breakaway.
Those people, after alienating some comrades from the squat, with their manners and their behavior, they tried to distort the political characteristics of Nadir. So, they started talking about communism, nechayevism, democratic fights, and generally, some things far from the political analysis and nature of the Nadir squat. Recently, those two or three people, even tried to isolate me from the convention’s decisions. (more…)
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
At the 6th of January the anti-terrorist unit announced that Christodoulos Xiros violated his 7th temporary permission to exit prison for a few days and that he escaped. Christodoulos Xiros is a member of the Marxist organization 17th November (an organization active for 27 years having claimed responsibility for 23 executions of cops, judges, journalists, politicians, American agents, dozens of explosions and attacks with rockets and he has sentenced to six times lifelong plus 1000 years to prison.
The anti-terrorist unit had the journalists say that Christodoulos Xiros co-operate for his escape with the imprisoned members of conspiracy of cells of fire. They had specific references that Christodoulos has found shelter at a safe house of unarrested members of CCF.
In the context of the anti-terrorist propaganda of media has unleashed an attack against the cell of imprisoned members of CCF. (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
Monday, July 15th, 2013
On Thursday night, July 11, cops invaded the anarchist squat Nadir, stealing the squat’s equipment, causing damages and arresting one comrade. At the same time, another group of uniformed thugs arrests another comrade in the area of Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki.
We will not talk about “unfair prosecutions”, about “the climate of terror against those who fight”, nor about the “new totalitarianism” and things like that. That’s because we know that none of these is new. These are simply snapshots of the ancient war between two incompatible words: on the one side lies the disgusting world of the Authority, of the submissive crowd and of the social cesspit and on the other side, the anarchist insurgents, the insubordinate fighters of the Negative, those who do not bow down to nobody. (more…)
Monday, July 15th, 2013
“Towards the end of this night, despondency is impermissible. I risk nothing anymore”
Every minute, every hour that passes, the historical evil represented by the State attacks a society that groans and dies slowly under its boot and in passivity.
However, fireworks of anger and resistance do not stop ripping up the generalized darkness and wild voices of fury and conscience do not stop giving birth to nightmares for the complacent and the poorer by the day population and calling for a wide front of resistance and liberation, for the necessity of the revolution. (more…)
Sunday, July 14th, 2013
Two comrades are arrested and accused of sending the letter bomb to the former boss of the anti-terrorist unit. They are accused of all the actions that have taken place as the ‘Phoenix Project’.
Translated by Actforfreedomnow!boubourAs
Last night, Thursday July 11th, two anarchists are arrested after a large cop operation. As well the cops raid and search anarchist Steki Nadir and the Thessaloniki campus. At the same time there is an orchestrated media operation with the same journalists colleagues of the cops. In “Vima” newspaper, specific spaces and a specific comrade is portrayed.
Friday afternoon, cops make a pitiful announcement.
Heavy charges are attributed with no connection with the confiscated “evidence”. There is a charge for “possession of explosives” with no explosives found. As well, in a stupidity delirium, cops include in their announcement an action in a hotel in Jakarta Indonesia. Obviously, they are testing our limits, the limits of whole social layers, pulling on the rope until they meet resistance.
The scene is repeated: cops arrest comrades, known or not, load them with heavy charges for terrorism and -as an idiom- anarchy, charges which are not accompanied by evidence or findings, then follows the exposure of these people, their friends, relatives, and finally these people will be called after years in prison, to prove in court that they are not elephants, that they did not do what they are charged for.
Unfortunately, totalitarianism which evolves in every field, irrationality, and arbitrariness tend to become the rule. And the rule can be followed by habit, apathy, indifference.
Those arrested in Thessaloniki have been transferred to Athens in GADA (Athens police HQ) since their charges also include participation in a terrorist organization and so to specifically try to connect them with the CCF, which means soon they will get a visit by some interrogator handling the case.
Just after the incidents in Skouries, arrests, beatings, imprisonments and clashes, clashes of teachers at the education ministry, attack of the macho bully delta cops on the intervention for K.Sakkas, and the collaborated attack of cops and neonazis on the social space “Synergio” in Ilioupoli, the state screams “I am and will be here”.
The minister of cops and oppression, Dendias, just after the cops announcement about the arrests in Thessaloniki reminds that the diptych is: oppression and “national unity”.
No one hostage in the hands of the state.
Solidarity to all those who revolt.
Hold strong we are with you.
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Στις 3 Ιούλη το Αναρχικό Στέκι Ναδίρ θα πραγμοτοποιήσει εκδήλωση με το εξής περιεχόμενο:
Συνεισφορά των μεταφραστικών δικτύων στη Διαρκή Αναρχική Εξέγερση:
Act for freedom now! (Αγγλία), 325 (Αγγλία), Culmine (Ιταλία), Informa-Azione (Ιταλία), Parole Armate (Ιταλία), Μαύρη Διεθνής (Ελλάδα), Έρεβος (Ελλάδα), A-politiko (Ελλάδα), Parabellum (Ελλάδα)
Ενημέρωση για την καταστολή στην Ιταλία:
Επιχείρηση “Ευτολμία” (Ardire), Επιχείρηση “Thor”, Επιχείρηση “Σβήσε τη φωτιά”, Επιχείρηση “Σκιά” (Shadow). Θα διαβαστούν κείμενα -παρεμβάσεις συντρόφων που διώκονται για αυτές τις υποθέσεις.
Θα υπάρχουν βιβλία από τα παρακάτω εκδοτικά εγχειρήματα:
Εκδόσεις “Μαύρη Διεθνής”, Εκδόσεις “Δαίμων του τυπογραφείου”, Εκδόσεις “Διάδοση”, Εκδόσεις “Ελευθεριακή Κουλτούρα”, Εκδόσεις “Σίσυφος”, Εκδόσεις “Επαναστατική αυτοοργάνωση”, Εκδόσεις “Ελευθεριακό ινστιτούτο κοινωνικών μελετών”.
Επίσης θα γίνει η παρουσίαση του βιβλίου “Η Ένοπλη Χαρά” (La Gioia Armata), του Alfredo M. Bonanno. (Μετάφραση: Μεταφραστική ομάδα Urbis, Εκδόσεις: Αναρχικό Στέκι Ναδίρ)
Στο χώρο της εκδήλωσης θα υπάρχουν τα τεύχη του εντύπου Μηδενιστική Πορεία και υλικό του Αναρχικού Εκδοτικού/Μεταφραστικού εγχειρήματος ‘Ερεβος.
Monday, April 15th, 2013
We received your proposal for the counter-information gathering at your self-organised space on April 12-13, our apologies for not being able to respond sooner about it. Our inability to travel to Thessaloniki at this time meant that we prepared a written contribution to be distributed, whilst some of our circle made their further critical thoughts into another text. So here you’ll find two texts in English, Greek and Italian, which are posted openly in the hope of spreading discussion and action ever further.
Recently we read the text of Alfredo Cospito to the CCF which we found ourselves very much in agreement with, particularly this section:
“Communication cannot but be carried out through action and this is why we do not have to assign it in some way to the professionals of speech. It is vital, of course, that the news and ideas go around the world. It is necessary however that we avoid in any way the transformation into bureaucracy of a procedure that must remain free from the elite of those who specialize in information.”
Always next to and part of the combative anarchist tendency!
Always in memory of Ryo!
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
This is the site of the anarchist hangout Nadir in Thessaloniki, Greece.
On Friday 25 January at the steki there will be a presentation of the book of CCF “The new anarchist urban guerrilla”. The site will add other material categories, like PDFs etc.
Friday, October 19th, 2012
Dark Nights is an international anarchist & anti-prison publication of resistance reports and repression news ready to print out and distribute on the fly.
Updated 19/10/12: Click to Download: Dark Nights #27
1. ‘Subversive disassociation – Fragment against civil anarchism’ by L.
2. ‘Abyssal Desire – Nothing-isms’ by Edizioni Cerbero.
3. Letter from Fede and Tomo.
4. Letter of Anna Beniamino in solidarity with her comrades Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai.
5. Athens: End of the 2nd ‘Halandri case’ trial – New CCF case trial in Koridallos prisons’ court underway.
6. Statement by Christos Tsakalos of the CCF.
7. Statement of the CCF and Theofilos Mavropoulos in the first session of the new CCF case trial.
8. Athens: Reportback from demo in solidarity with the CCF and those accused in the same case.
9. New CCF case trial: Communiqué by fugitives Dimitris Politis and Yannis Michailidis.
10. Greece: Text of compa Gustavo Quiroga González.
11. Athens: Third antifascist motorcycle demo clashed with neo-Nazis.
12. Greece: About the case of Anastasios Theofilou, a couple of notes…
13. Bolivia: Repression against the anarchist movement aided by civil anarchists.
14. Italy : ‘Operation Ixodidae’ – Massimo Passamani moved to house arrest; Daniela Battisti released.
15. TIOJ: Statement by comrade Matthew.
16. Seattle, USA: Two grand jury resisters are in custody and need your support.
17. Action Chronology.
Tags: Abyssal Desire - Nothing-isms, Alfredo Cospito, Anastasios Theofilou, Anna Beniamino, Athens, Bolivia, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Daniela Battisti, Dark Nights, Delta Squat, Dimitris Politis, Edizioni Cerbero, Federico Buono, Greece, Gustavo Quiroga González, Italy, Massimo Passamani, Nicola Gai, Parole Armate, PNW Repression, Second Halandri Trial, Subversive disassociation - Fragment against civil anarchism, Theofilos Mavropoulos, Thessaloniki, Tomo, USA, Yannis Michailidis
Posted in Library
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Solidarity International Call
AGAINST THE REPRESSION AND THE STATE TERRORIST
SOLIDARITY WITH DELTA SQUAT, WITH ALL THE SQUATS THERE ARE UNDER THREAT AND WITH COMRADE GUSTAVO QUIROGA
After the eviction of Delta squat (Thessaloniki, Greece) at 12/09/2012, 10 comrades were arrested. At the orderly trial which followed all the comrades were convicted, one of them is still detained.
Our comrade Gustavo Quiroga, is in prison since 12/9 and he is under threat of deportation in Colombia, after the manipulations of the state security and the foreigners department. (more…)
Thessaloniki: ‘Now we are all persona non grata’ – Text by an English comrade who was arrested during the raid on Delta squat (Greece)
Monday, September 24th, 2012
Nine of the arrestees in Delta squat’s eviction were set free on bail after the trial, where they made a collective political statement. All defendants were found guilty for diverse misdemeanor charges, received suspended prison sentences (from 3 months to 16 months) and got 3 years probation. The total monetary amount of their bail was 7,950 euros. Till this day, the tenth defendant is still captive, facing the danger of deportation because of police perjury: a cop testified in court that the comrade had a fake passport (which is not true).
One of the ten arrestees wrote and sent us a text on September 22nd, expressing opinions on what happened with the whole farce:
now we are all persona non grata
“I never saw a man who looked
With such a wistful eye
Upon that little tent of blue
Which prisoners call the sky”
– Oscar Wilde, Ballad of Reading Gaol
Comrades, what can I say about the last few days, apart from the theatre of absurdity, need I say anymore? From the first day in a Kafkaesque trial, to the society of the spectacle outside our front door. No one can begin to understand that the junta never disappeared until they have a gun shoved in their face in the early hours of the morning, face banged against the wall, thrown on the floor under a hail of boots stamping, in a pantomime Hollywood event, that brought the facade of Greek democracy falling from the true fascist face. Who did they think they had found, as they entered the building coked-up? Terrorists? No, the real terrorists are those in the parliament who gave the order! (more…)
Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Monday 2nd of July, 6 a.m
The pogrom operation of the Thessaloniki Police Headquarters begins… Executed by numerous cops of almost all kinds, under the leadership of the ‘State Security Police Department’. The new super-production of the Greek police contains invasions into houses and places where comrades work, as well as a spectacular invasion in Orfanotrofeio Squat and the arrest of people that were arriving in solidarity, from the streets nearby.
With the abstract pretext of investigation, all the arrested we are transferred into the police headquarters where we realize the existence of a ‘list’ of names, based on which some of us are being held and where numerous others names of comrades are being written. (more…)