The recent wave of hunger strikes and other protests in UK migration prisons has subsided, as prisoners have been silenced, moved between prisons, and humiliated and beaten. This report from the Anti Raids Network is just one of many cases of how people are treated in detention centres and during deportation attempts.
Tahar Khalifa beaten by guards in an attempted deportation on Tuesday 31st March.
On Tuesday, 31st March, Tahar Khalifa, detained at Brook House detention centre [one of the two migration prisons inside the perimeter of Gatwick Airport], was forcibly removed from the centre in an attempted deportation to Tunisia, on flight TU791 at 1745hrs. As he was going up the stairs to the plane he was physically assaulted and beaten by the guards.
In a statement Tahar says that there were multiple officers trying to get him up the stairs; one was choking him, another was twisting his upper body. Tahar was handcuffed at the front and one officer was holding him by the wrist and pulling very hard. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re excited to announce the first issue of Wildfire, a new quarterly newsletter of anarchist prison struggle.
We have two goals with this project: to spread the words and actions of anarchist prisoners in the United States and to offer news and updates on anti-authoritarian struggle for comrades in prison who might not otherwise have access to this information.
Wildfire flows with our continued frustration with the state of anarchist prison solidarity in the United States: the lack of prisoners’ voices in our publications, the half-hearted solidarity shown toward captured fighters, the dead-end of “political prisoner” designation. It also flows from our long-term relationships with imprisoned comrades, the mutual affinity found in struggling together. Rather than complain and critique, we prefer to strike out in another direction, embodying our own vision of solidarity. We hope this publication can be a contribution to a more diverse, more combative, and stronger anarchist struggle against prison. Read the rest of this entry »
Compañerxs, con agrado lxs invitamos a visitar este nuevo blog de
contrainformación anarquista y antiautoritaria que impulsamos algunas
individualidades refractarias que habitamos en la región dominada por el
La idea es compartir analisís sobre las luchas en curso, sobre maniobras
represivas del enemigo, traducir noticias en otro idioma (aclarando de
antemano que no somos grandes conocedores de otras lenguas) y criticas
al mismo ambito anarquico.
Por otra parte difundir información de nuestrxs compañerxs presxs que se
mantienen con dignidad y conviccion batallando en las prisiones de la
democracia, al igual que diversos materiales de interés que tienen que
ver tanto con nuestro presente, como con nuestra negra historia.
Mas la idea primordial es dar lugar a la confrontación anarquista en su
expresión mas directa y muchas veces mas censurada. Hablamos de las
acciones que llevan adelante diversos grupos e individualidades
alrededor del planeta.
Sin más que agregar por el momento, segurxs de contribuir con nuestro
aporte a la multiplicidad de la ofensiva iconoclasta, esperamos de lxs
compañerxs sus comentarios, críticas, comunicados, materiales de
propaganda, etc, los cuales pueden enviar a nuestro correo:
Noticias de la Guerra Social busca dar cuenta de los distintos actos de ofensiva contra el dominio bajo el Estado $hileno. Las noticias que redactamos las enviamos primero a páginas afines de contrainformación para que sean difundidas por estos medios y potenciar estos espacios de difusión, luego la subimos a este blog a modo de archivo.
Valió la pena intentarlo… Nada ha acabado… Todo Continua – Díptico en solidaridad con la huelga de hambre de la Conspiración de Células del Fuego (Marzo 2015)
Este breve cuadernillo busca ser una expresión de solidaridad con lxs compañerxs de Conspiración de Células del Fuego. Buscamos rápidamente cubrir la información anterior a la huelga de hambre llevada por lxs prisionerxs para dar un continuo a la lucha y tratar de explicar en algo el contexto. La fuga de C.Xiros, la desarticulación del plan de fuga, la instauración de las prisiones tipo-C , las detenciones de familias y amigxs de miembrxs de las CCF y la huelga de hambre iniciada el 02 de Marzo.
Sabemos que con la rapidez que se están desarrollando los hechos este cuadernillo no estará actualizado, pero si será un documento para señalar parte del comienzo de este nuevo capítulo de lucha.
La información y traducciones las hemos sacado desde ContraInfo, Círculo Nihilista Sparagmos, InterArma, Sin Banderas ni Fronteras.
Toda nuestra solidaridad con lxs compañerxs en prisión a lo largo y ancho del mundo Todo nuestro amor y cariño en revuelta para Olga, Giorgos, Michalis, Gerasimos, Christos, Haris, Panagiotis, Damiano, Giorgos, Theofilos y Aggeliki
About two hours ago, comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos was transferred to the intensive care unit of Evaggelismos hospital as a precautionary measure because of the critical condition of his health. His heart rate by this time is low (up to 33 beats per minute).
Comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos almost suffered a heart attack today in the morning for the third consecutive day. Around 3:00, his heart rate was 27 beats per minute and his blood pressure 7, so injectable atropine was administered to him. The comrade’s condition is very critical. When he’s trying to sleep, his heart beat rate falls again shortly after the injection of atropine, so the comrade has to lower the monitoring that is permanently connected to him, in order for him to be able to sleep 1-2 hours, risking the possibility of a cardia arrest even more.
Now the doctors are saying that even if the comrade stopped the hunger strike today, there is a possibility of him having suffered permanent heart damage which may require the need of a pacemaker.
A few days ago, the councils responsible for the release of the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the girlfriend of the latter came in session. The repeated postponements that took place, made several comrades of the Conspiracy reach the limits between life and death. Mihalis has been in danger of suffering a heart attack twice, as his pulses dropped down to 20-25/ beats per minute (!!!), Olga has reached 40 kg, Panagiotis already has a compromised health due to prior head surgeries, Giorgos P. has serious bradycardia and pressure problems (systolic pressure 5, diastolic 3) and all comrades have lost 15-20% of their initial body weight.
Finally, the first council (by majority) decided the release of the mother, with iron restrictions (10.000 euros bail, 3 times per month required presence at a police station, prohibition of leaving the country and prohibition of leaving the island of Salamina where she lived, which had as a result, essentially, her not being allowed to visit her imprisoned sons). The second council rejected the release application of Gerasimos Tsakalos’ girlfriend, keeping her hostage of the judicial vindictiveness.
That is the game of death that continues in an even more coercive manner. They want to divide us, by offering us, on the one hand, a handicapped freedom with the release of the mother and on the other hand, a compromise with the acceptance of Evi’s detention. Our answer is simple and clear.
No truce, not a step back.
We are not going to stop our hunger strike even in front of the abyss of death. Because the absolute death is to accept the reality imposed by authority, to step back in front of its commands and hide in indifference.
We continue until the end, consistent to our decision. Until an end is given to Evi’s detention.
PS1: The mother of comrades’ Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos refused to comply with the unfair continuation of Evi’s hostage situation and did not accept the restrictions, claiming that she will pass the gate to freedom, only with Evi, who has nothing to do with our organization. Dignity proves to be stronger than legal freedom.
PS2: The last two arrests (a couple of Albanians, according to news reports) regarding our planned escape, prove only the judicial-police Gordian Knot, which tightens like a loop around the true events. Several persons, who have no connection to our organization, have been led chained to investigative offices and others are hold in custody, only because the prosecuting authorities thought that there are references to them (not even their names are written there) in some decrypted messages.
What we see unfolding before us is a spectacular television production with targeted leaks from the case file to police reporters in order to inflate and disfigure reality. It’s a TV trailer for a prison escape which unfortunately didn’t happen. A reality show with strong doses of cannibalism, as besides the confiscated weapons and explosives for which we, as CCF, claimed full responsibility, there are people who are led to prison only because of a friendly relation, a letter, a misdemeanor, of nothing, through the disfiguring magnifying glass of the counter-terrorism law.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF EVI
STRENGTH TO MIHALIS who has reached the limits of death (brother our every thought, our every heart beat is with you)
VICTORY TO ALL HUNGER STRIKERS AND TO THE DEMANDS OF THE STRUGGLE
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
In the afternoon of April 1st 2015 anarchists of “Rouvikonas” collective “invaded” the grounds of the Greek parliament in the center of Athens to protest in solidarity to the mass hunger strike of 22 political prisoners in Greek prisons, most of them since March 2, and 8 prisoners from Turkey on solidarity hunger strike in turns since March 11.
Immediate satisfaction of the demands – Solidarity to the fighters
In spontaneous response to the call from the Network of imprisoned social fighters we have performed a symbolic solidarity action – which took the shape of devastating the facade of the Greek embassy in Warsaw, Poland, on the morning of April 1st. Symbolic, because real solidarity is shown in everyday struggle against our enemies. Reputation of the Greek State is already stained so only facades were clean.
Revolutionary greetings from Warsaw!
Freedom to CCF relatives, and all prisoners in the world!
I. On the 02/03 a fight against modern anti-terrorist policy begins in prisons, a policy reflected in a series of repressive laws that confirm that there is a war between the world of authority and the world of struggle.
Anarchists and communists prisoners, from Greece and Turkey, with their bodies as weapons, are on a hunger strike, having as common demands the following:
– The abolition of C type prisons
– The abolition of paragraphs 187 and 187A (anti-terrorist law)
– The abolition of the law that considers it a statutory offense when a crime is committed while a person’s characteristics are hidden
– The delimited usage of DNA as evidence
– The release of Savvas Ksiros
Meanwhile, the imprisoned members of CCF are also on a hunger strike, as well as Anggeliki Spyropoulou, demanding the release of Gerasimos’ and Christos’ Tsakalos relatives.
II. For the first time such an important situation has occurred, a situation which due to its overall characteristics and demands does not only contain the imprisoned fighters, but a big part of society, too. This specific situation, also due to the change of government, leaves us no room for complacency and makes distinct the necessity to raise mounds against the dominion of the state and capital and defend our communities. We have no illusions, we are not moved by their leftist rhetoric. Because the whips may have changed hands, they, however, leave the same marks on the repressed ones’ backs. We do not forget the recent invasions in fighters’ houses, the suicide committed by a detained Pakistani in the dungeons of their prisons, the vengeful imprisonments of the relatives of CCF’s members, the provocative statements made by the deputy minister of Citizen Protection Panousis. There are yet much more to see…
III. After many days of hunger strike the comrades have started being transferred to hospitals, where in some specific cases, the care being offered by the staff bears no resemblance with the medical care a hunger striker should have. The same applies to Fivos Charisis’ case, in which we saw that arrogance has no limits when the director of the pathological clinic of Tzaneio Hospital, Stelios Drimis, with excess pride, was willing to sign the comrade’s return to prison, putting the responsibility on him, as Foivos would not accept to be receive serum. This incident is not an isolated case, but, as we have seen in previous hunger strikes as well, it completes the picture of full of EKAM and EOM (special police units) hospitals, with the strikers being denied visiting and correspondence, doctors collaborating with the police, doctors testing the endurance of hunger strikers by bringing them food and treating them disparagingly, playing the role of torturer much better than the one of the doctor. This scum is one of the above cases. We cannot overlook that part of the medical community which stands to the occasion helping by every means, understanding the seriousness of such a struggle.
IV. On Saturday night of the 28th of March, we visited Stelios Drimis’ house in Nea Smyrni and placed an incendiary device (of low force) at the entrance. This action is a clear message to every potential torturer that nothing shall be done without consequences, nothing shall remain unanswered.
VICTORY TO THE STRUGGLE OF THE IMPRISONED HUNGER STRIKERS
UPDATE: The comrade – hunger striker Mihalis Nikolopoulos almost suffered a heart attack for the second time in one day. Injected atropine was administered to him again as his heart rate is 30 beats per minute.
Today in the morning around 6 a.m., the hunger striker Mihalis Nikolopoulos almost suffered a heart attack as his heart rate was 25 beats per minute and his blood pressure 8/2,5. One and a half dose of injected atropine was administered to him as a single dose wasn’t enough. His state of health is currently somewhat more stable (40 beats per minute) but the risk of a cardiac arrest is imminent and can happen anytime.
Also the council of appeals decided today to release the mother of comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos on bail.
According to the latest information, all comrades of CCF continue the hunger strike until the wife of Gerasimos is also released.