The anarchist prisoner Giannis Michailidis [sometimes the name is reported as Yannis and the surname as Mihailidis] escaped a few days ago from the so-called rural prison of Tyrintha (Tiryns), in Peloponnese. He was arrested on 1 February 2013 following the double robbery that took place in Velventos (Kozani region, in Greece), along with the anarchists Nikos Romanos, Dimitris Politis and Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos (for the same facts on 30 April 2013 were also arrested the fugitives anarchists Argyris Dalios, Fivos Harisis, Giannis Naxakis and Grigoris Sarafoudis — not all of them were convicted of robberies). The comrade, before the escape, was serving a sentence of 16 years and 4 months, imposed with the sentence that followed the trial regarding the facts of Velventos. Furthermore, in 2015 he was sentenced to 15 years for charges linked to an attack on the police on May 18, 2011, in Pefki, during a police check (two policemen were wounded and the anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos was arrested, wounded as well). Giannis is also known as “the archer of Syntagma” since, in February 2011, in the clashes during a general strike, he was arrested for hitting the riot police that protected the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square (Athens) with a bow and arrow.
The police, according to the press, are already investigating the incident.
Long flight for the anarchist Giannis Michailidis!
Juan was transferred to the prison of Terni. He is accused of “association with the purpose of terrorism or subversion of the democratic order” (art. 270bis of the penal code), “act of terrorism with deadly or explosive devices” (art. 280bis) and “massacre” (article 285) for the attack against the headquarters of the “Lega Nord” party in Treviso in August 2018, of “possession of forged documents” (497bis) and of “carrying of weapons or objects to offend” (for a small knife, article 4 of law 110/75). Manu was transferred to the Monza prison [this last comrade is accused of “personal aiding” (art. 378), in reference to the absconding of Juan].
To write to them:
Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez
Casa Circondariale di Terni
strada delle Campore 32
Casa Circondariale di Monza
via S. Quirico 6
20900 Monza (Mb)
Con esta acción reivindicamos a nuestro compañero Mauricio Morales, quien murió al decidir atacar al sistema dominante a través de la acción directa: Nos adjudicamos la colocación de un artefacto incendiario en el sector de Lo Ovalle.
Nuestra acción resulta luego de afinar nuestras ideas y convicciones, elegimos organizarnos para vandalizar un transporte (que representa el capitalismo industrial). Read the rest of this entry »
The hunger strike for the closure of the AS2 section [“High Surveillance 2”] of the prison of L’Aquila continues [it was started by the anarchists Anna Beniamino and Silvia Ruggeri on 29 May, 2019].
The anarchists prisoners Salvatore Vespertino, Giovanni Ghezzi, Alfredo Cospito, Marco Bisesti and Luca Dolce also joined the hunger strike.
In our closeness, we will not publish or in any way give space to petitions, telegrams, faxes, mail bombings or any means of civil pressure aimed at emphasizing the current repressive situation; we consider these means not only useless but harmful, counterproductive and objectively enemies of anti-authoritarian thought and action, which unfold in a very different horizon.
On June 1, a modest mob of 20+ anarchists in San Francisco carried out an attack in solidarity with our comrades in so-called Indonesia where 600+ anarchists were arrested this May Day. We threw 60 paintbombs and heavily tagged the Indonesian Consulate with circle-(A)s to send a message to the Indonesian government that despite the distance between us and our comrades, the State is not safe and will always be attacked.
The actions of the Indonesian comrades, simple gestures of paint on walls, resonated with us. In the afterimages of their act, and in their call for solidarity, we recognized friends across the dying ocean. Even more than expressing our contempt for the Indonesian State, we want to convey our love to the comrades struggling within and against its false borders. Ferocity and Strength to those facing repression and those on the run. Read the rest of this entry »
On May 22, Anarchist comrades Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez and Manuel Oxoli were arrested in Brescia, Italy for their alleged involvement in the bombing of the headquarters of the far-right wing Lega party in Villorba, Treviso on August 16, 2018.
The Lega is the ruling party of Italy, led by Matteo Salvini, who has aligned himself with fascist and far-right figures around the world, including Trump and Bolsonaro, and supports a racist anti-immigrant policy.
From Croce Nera Anarchica:
“The lawyer was able to meet his companions and found them strong and determined.
Further updates coming soon.
To write to Juan: Juan Antonio Sorroche Fernandez, c.c. Canton Mombello via Spalto S. Marco 20, 25100 (BS), ITALIA”
El domingo 19 de mayo, con amor y rabia dimos vida a la actividad “Memoria y Kontrakultura” conmemorando 10 años de la muerte en acción del Punki Mauri.
En esencia la Anarquía es anticarcelaria, por lo mismo generamos un espacio para difundir la movilización que está ocurriendo en las distintas cárceles del territorio contra la ley 321 que transforma la libertad condicional de un derecho a un beneficio penitenciario y además duplica el mínimo de tiempo en prisión necesario para poder optar a la condicional. Read the rest of this entry »
A 10 años de la muerte en kombate de Mauricio Morales… A todxs lxs ke konfontan el presente desde la autonomia, kon memoria insurrekta, en resistencia y subversion!!
Hace 10 años murió Mauricio Morales Duarte, el punky maury. Una noche de fines de mayo se eskuchó un estruendo, en las inmediaciones del centro sur de santiago, en las cerkanias de la eskuela de gendarmeria el punky maury partia en su eterna bicikleta a la ruta de akellxs ke han perdido la vida en este ejercicio kotidiano de kerer ser libres konfrontando al dominio en todos los espacios de la realidad.
En ese entonces estaba prisionero en la unidad 11 de newken Argentina kuando en una fria mañana de mayo supe de lo sucedido. El inevitable dolor de la perdida se multiplikó asi komo la rabia y el orgullo. Desde un kompañerismo no afin manifiesto mi reiterado respeto a tu opción de vida en lucha komo aporte a la tensión anarkista e insurrexional komo expresión inekivoka de la guerra social. Read the rest of this entry »
Solidarity Action Group of Indonesia and Australia
Anarchist Solidarity from Yogyakarta and Surabaya with Antifascist Prisoner Jock Palfreeman!
International Anarchist Solidarity with Antifascist prisoner Jock Palfreeman from the Solidarity Action Group of Indonesia and Australia. Comrade Jock recently completed a 33 day hunger strike in protest against the conditions of his imprisonment and ongoing harassment from prison authorities for his work with the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association. Jock is serving a 20 year prison sentence for defending 2 Roma boys and himself from a racist mob. Free Jock! Long live the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association. Read the rest of this entry »
“Burn all prisons, with or without walls!” – The call for a Subversive May, as an extension of the proposal for an Anarchist May 1st in Berlin, is understood by us as a call to extend the attack on different levels. We agree with the idea not to confine ourselves to one day but to constantly and unpredictably attack the functioning of existing society and prove that its security is an illusion.
The apparatus of power includes not only the murderers of the State, but also the mercenaries of the private security companies. Securitas vehicles once parked undisturbed in the GESOBAG housing estate where they act as security guards to prevent the intervention of cops during conflicts with tenants or tensions with the property management. Securitas is also engaged in surveillance work in prisons and public spaces worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »
Athens, Greece: Responsibility Claim for the Arson Attack against Eurobank branch
We were taught that everything is commodity, everything can be exchanged. We didn’t understand the small print of history: that we are commodity too; working power that is exchanged with peanuts, prayers and curses, and a daily reverence to alienation, to the shattering of every human dignity. We referred to the wage slavery as our highest value and intention. We didn’t feel the waves of history carving our skin, we didn’t feel the razor blades of political economy chiseling our motion.
We ‘ve shown discipline to our times’ teachings, which are nothing more than the dominant narrative that wants us producing and consuming machines, that wants for itself the monopoly of the decision about what is included and what is excluded by its normativity. A dominant narrative by a dominant world that leaves its bloody marks on us everyday, fracturing the individual, feeding it with oppression and neuroses, killing every desire for experimentation and vitality and replacing them with miserable micro-rivalries and intrigue, disguising the emptiness. Read the rest of this entry »
Beppe and Antonio free, Boba arrested.
Freely translated from the Turin blog “Macerie”, 23 May 2019
Antonio and Beppe released.
Antonio and Beppe were released on the 6th of May 2019. They must report to the police every day.
Silvia remains in prison because she is charged with an additional crime.
More about Silvia: Article on barrikade.info (in German) Read the rest of this entry »