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Posts Tagged ‘Thessaloniki’

Anarchists of Mytilene: About the latest raids and arrest of Antonis Stamboulos (Greece)

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…)

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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.

Solidarians

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Text of the anarchist Spiros Mandilas about the Anarchist Squat Nadir (Greece)

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…)

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Information update about repression (Greece)

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…)

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Cops evicted the Orfanotrofio squat in Thessaloniki (Greece)

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

From Contra-info:

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!

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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…)

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Freedom to the Wolves of the North (Greece)

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…)

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‘The State is the only Terrorist’ – About the repression in Thessaloniki (Greece)

Monday, July 15th, 2013

“Towards the end of this night, despondency is impermissible. I risk nothing anymore”
Paul Eluard

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…)

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Thessaloniki: Information from Steki Nadir about the repression (Greece)

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.

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Εκδήλωση από το Αναρχικό Στέκι Ναδίρ (Ελλάδα)

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.

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Thessaloniki, Greece: Open letter to the Steki Nadir from 325

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Comrades,

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.

Contribution to Nadir squat gathering from 325

Qualifications- response to Steki Nadir: A few thoughts on our use of technology by some luddites:

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.”

We return the warm greeting of Viva La Anarquia in Chile, who we regard as our anarchist friends and comrades; likewise, we send our incendiary hugs to all the groups and networks.

Always next to and part of the combative anarchist tendency!

Always in memory of Ryo!

325/ACN

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Thessaloniki: Steki Nadir launches the CCF book “The new anarchist urban guerrilla” (Greece)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

http://anarxiko-steki-nadir.org/

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.

http://anarxiko-steki-nadir.org/

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Dark Nights #27 : ‘Subversive disassociation – Fragment against civil anarchism’ – Oct 2012 (ACN)

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.

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International Solidarity Call from Delta Squat, Thessaloniki (Greece)

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…)

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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…)

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Thessaloniki: Letter from the 13 arrested comrades (Greece)

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…)

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Thessaloniki: Solidarity gathering outside Diavata Prison for Olga Economidou, imprisoned anarchist of the CCF (Greece)

Friday, May 11th, 2012

SOLIDARITY GATHERING OUTSIDE DIAVATA PRISON
This is because of the vindictive prison transfer of Olga Economidou, imprisoned anarchist comrade of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, and her detainment in the isolation block of Diavata prison. The action is called by the Assembly for the coordination of solidarity actions in Thessaloniki. Friday 11 May.

FIRE TO THE PRISONS – DEATH TO THE STATE

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From Actforfree.nostate.net

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About the Orfanotrofeio squat in Thessaloniki (Greece)

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Ownership transition of the squat, from the Ministry of Health to the Mitropolis (Head of The Church)

On the 31st of January, a decision made by the ministry of health was posted on the governmental website ‘diavghia’ (transparency), by which is announced the allocation of the squatted Orfanotrofeio to the Holy Mitropolis of Thessaloniki, on the purpose of creating a foundation for long-term patients.

In a period of crisis, while the bosses attack against even wider social parts, having the maximization of their profits as target, in a period that even more people is led to poverty and misery, that the unemployed and the homeless rise in bigger numbers everyday, the state and church start their ‘charity’ engine. (more…)

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Open letter by Philip and Pepe Mayer about the sycophancies and the puplications by some parrots of the state about our sister (Greece)

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Update: Fei Meyer was released on provisional liberty following disagreements between the investigating judge and the prosecution and for this reason the board decided after giving her provisional liberty that 15 days later she deserved the prison again. The four other accused comrades were taken to Koridallos prison.

In the early morning of October 13, a van belonging to the Public Power Corporation (DEI) was torched in downtown Thessaloniki using an incendiary device made out of camping gas canisters, gasoline, and a fuse. The vehicle was completely incinerated, but 19-year-old comrade Yiannis Skouloudis was caught red-handed. In addition, four comrades (Babis Tsilianidis, Dimitris Dimtsiadis, Sokratis Tzifkas, Dimitris Fessas) were arrested and accused for the same case and now the anti-terrorist cops have arrested the comrade Fei Mayer.

She is accused for participation in a terrorist group (the name of the group has not yet been decided by the cops). Lawyers or information about what she is accused of is considered a luxury for people arrested in Greece, so she doesn’t have any of these. The mass media come to fill the gap of the not-existing evidence, so they have started to transmit surreal scenarios about their parents being members of RAF and other armed groups in Germany. They also “informed” us that her father was killed during a guerrilla action in Germany! Of course, her father is still alive, maybe he is a bit more insecure after he was informed about his death.

The crime of Fei is solidarity and dignity.

The big game that is being played on the back of our sister and our family. With the trial of the defendants for participation in the organization “Conspiracy Cells of Fire” approaching and the explosion in the Administrative Court building remaining unanswered on the side of arrests, it was expected from the state to try to catch a “big fish” and if it cannot, it manufactures it, so that it recovers its lost prestige and demonstrates its strength. (more…)

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Repression updates from Athens (Greece)

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Three updates, one about the trial of anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis, and another about the 6 arrested alleged “terrorists” who are held hostage in huge media-spectacle-process, accused of being members of armed groups, lastly an update about the connected raid of the Nadir squat in Saloniki : (more…)

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