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Statement on 5th Trial of Revolutionary Struggle for Attempted Helicopter Escape and Expropriations – Athens, Greece

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

The start of the appellate court of the 5th trial of the Revolutionary Struggle is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30. The case of the attempted escape by helicopter from the Korydallos prison that was organized by Pola Roupa in February 2016 and two expropriations of banks, at the Sotiria hospital and the National Bank in Malesina, are being re-tried. At first instance, the comrade was sentenced to 120 years in prison, by merger 65 and Nikos Maziotis to 37, by merger 24, for moral instigation.

The attempted escape of Nikos Maziotis and other detainees, organized in February 2016 by Pola Roupa, is a top action of resistance and solidarity, with rich moral content and high values. It is not only the selfless pursuit of an action that could cost the very life of the comrade who emits powerful symbolism and messages, but also the very way she organized it. Taking the necessary measures to save lives, the means of management when the plan was derailed, the orientation itself are what determine the value of the Revolutionary Struggle and at the same time illuminate the operational gaps between the revolutionaries and their regime persecutors. It reveals the inaccessible borders that separate the armed action of the volunteer fighters with the salaried agents of the state power.

The political choice of the comrade consistently follows the inaccessible path of the revolutionary perspective, the sometimes lonely and sometimes triumphant, but always necessary perspective that with the final victory, sooner or later, oppressed humanity will taste. It characterizes with clarity and revolutionary ethos the very path of the comrade and her organization, of the Revolutionary Struggle. This action was the great companion of a historical journey that did not end in the straits of Daphne, did not disappear in the unequal battle of Monastiraki and was not buried in January 2017. The Revolutionary Struggle was not buried as a political entity, as individuals and as a living prospect in so many episodes of deactivation from state repression and its long arms, both before and after the escape attempt. (more…)

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Grecia: Texto anarquista de Dinos Giagtzoglou

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

EN | Text by anarchist comrade Dinos Giagtzoglou: For the day of agitation and propaganda in solidarity with Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar

Texto anarquista de Dinos Giagtzoglou – Para el día de la agitación y la propaganda en solidaridad con Mónica Caballero y Francisco Solar (14 de agosto 2020)

Justo como hoy, hace 10 años, el Estado Chileno llevó a cabo una amplia operación represiva en contra de compañeros y anarquistas en respuesta a las decenas de atentados en contra de los símbolos y de las instituciones del Estado y el Capital. Esta operación condujo a la detención de diez de los anarquistas y llegó a ser conocido como el “Caso Bombas”, terminó en un fiasco, los cinco compañeros que fueron finalmente procesados quedaron completamente absueltos, y esto fue descrito por la prensa como la derrota más grande de la fiscalía en la historia. Hoy, dos de nuestros compañeros, Mónica y Francisco, quienes estaban entre los detenidos en ese tiempo, son de nuevo encarcelado en un Estado que hace un par de meses estaba siendo sacrificado por una enorme revuelta social que nos sorprendió a todxs nosotrxs.

La detención y la prisión no son nada nuevo para nuestrxs hermanxs, ya que en 2013 fueron llevados a las celdas por el Estado español acusados de un ataque a una catedral en Zaragoza revindicada por el Comando Insurreccional Mateo Morral. Los compañeros son una vez más acusado de una serie de atentados en contra de los representantes de los ricos, los poderosos y sus defensores en el territorio Chileno. Los ataques incluyen el envío de dos bombas explosivas, uno de los cuales explotó, en una estación de policía dejando a ocho policías heridos (3 de ellos de gravedad) en Santiago, y el otro se encuentra antes de llegar a su destino en la filial de las oficinas de uno de los mayores consorcios de empresas en Chile (propiedad del cuarto más rico de la familia en América latina), teniendo como destinatario el jefe del departamento legal, quien se había desempeñado como Ministro de Defensa y del Interior durante la represión de los anarquistas, conocido como el “Caso Bombas”.

Después de tantos años de persecución y encarcelamiento, luchas implacables dentro y fuera de las cárceles, se mantienen firmes y convencidxs del derecho a la lucha por la liberación. Son estos ejemplos de combatientes los que también me han motivado a tomar iniciativas subversivas y elegir la resistencia a la dominación y la explotación. En tales caminos de lucha queremos y debemos caminar constantemente con amor por la vida y la libertad y sin miedo a la muerte o la cárcel.

Con el recuerdo intacto de Mauricio Morales,

Con pasión y determinación,

Con terquedad y compromiso,

Con la cabeza en alto

Desde el fondo de mi corazón les envío una señal rebelde y un abrazo fuerte a Mónica Caballero y Francisco Solar.

PRIMERO Y SIEMPRE LA REBELIÓN

-Dinos Giagtzoglou-

Subterraneos de la prisión de Korydallos

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(A-Radio) B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world – Episode 37

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Welcome to the 37th edition of Bad News. This is your Angry Voices From Around The World for August, 2020.

In this episode you will hear contributions from:

1. A call for the International Week of Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners (23.-30.8.2020)
2. Radio Fragmata (Athens):
* Updates from so-called Greece
3. Anarchist Assembly Valparaíso (Chile)
* Statement on the current imprisonment of two comrades
4. FrequenzA
* An interview about the Coordinating (prisoner support) group 18th of October in Chile.
5. A-Radio Berlin (Germany)
* A summary of the ongoing Mapuche hungerstrike in Chile

(Length: 35:40 min)

Other audios from A-Radio Berlin in English here.
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Text by anarchist comrade Dinos Giagtzoglou: For the day of agitation and propaganda in solidarity with Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

ES | Texto anarquista de Dinos Giagtzoglou – Para el día de la agitación y la propaganda en solidaridad con Mónica Caballero y Francisco Solar

Just like today, 10 years ago, the Chilean State carried out an extensive repressive operation against comrades and anarchist operations in response to the dozens of bombings against symbols and institutions of the State and Capital. This operation, which led to the arrest of ten anarchists and became known as the “Bombs Case”, ended in a fiasco, as the five who were eventually prosecuted were completely acquitted, and were described by the press as the biggest defeat of law enforcement authorities in court history. Today, two of our comrades, Monica and Francisco, who were among those arrested at the time, are again imprisoned in a State that a few months ago slaughtered a massive social uprising that shocked us all.

Arrest and imprisonment are nothing new for our siblings, since in 2013 they were found in the cells of the Spanish State accused of an attack on a cathedral in Zaragoza by the Insurrectional Commando Mateo Morral. The comrades are once again accused of a series of bombings against representatives of the rich, powerful and their defenders in Chilean territory. The attacks included the shipment of two booby-trapped parcels, one of which exploded, leaving eight cops injured (3 of them seriously) at a Santiago police station and the other being located before hitting its target at the subsidiary offices of one of the largest business consortia in Chile (owned by the fourth richest family in Latin America) having as a recipient the head of the legal department, who had served as Minister of Defense and Interior during the crackdown on anarchists known as the “Bombs Case”.

After so many years of persecution and imprisonment, relentless struggles inside and outside prisons, they remain steadfast and convinced of the right of the liberation struggle. It is such examples of combatants that have motivated me too to take subversive initiatives and make choices of resistance to domination and exploitation. In such paths of struggle we want to and must walk constantly with love for life and freedom and without fear for death or prison.

With the undimmed memory of Mauricio Morales,
With passion and determination,
With stubbornness and commitment,
With my heads high,

From the bottom of my heart I send a rebellious signal and a big hug to Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar.

REBELLION FIRST AND ALWAYS

Dinos
Special underground section of Koridallos prison
14/08/2020

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A-Radio: B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world – Episode 36 (07/2020)

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Episode number 36 (07/2020) of “B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world”, a monthly news program from the international network of anarchist and antiauthoritarian radios, consisting of short news segments from different parts of the world, is now online.

Length: 38 min

You’ll find the audio on A-Radio Berlin’s new website.
Or directly on the networks website.

In this episode you will hear contributions from:

1. Radio-zones of Subversive Expression (Athens):
* media foundation by the Greek government during the quarantine
* the police violence in Exarchia some days after a squat eviction
* the violence and eviction of Victoria square

2. Crna Luknja (Ljubljana)
* antireport from Slovenian unrests

3. Free Social Radio 1431AM (Thessaloniki):

* the arrest of two anarchist comrades in Thessaloniki
* the latest developments on the shutdown and reconnection of espiv.net’s server
* the violence and eviction of Victoria square

4. A-Radio Berlin:
* Stop the eviction of the collective bar Syndikat

5. Radiofragmata (Athens)
* News from Greece.

6. FrequenzA
* interview with solikomitee 1007 about the street festival “resist-2”

7. Dissident Island Radio (London):
* a round-up of UK-related ‘B(A)D News’

Other audios from A-Radio Berlin in English here:
https://www.aradio-berlin.org/en/audios-2/.

Or visit the anarchist 24/7 online stream from the Channel Zero Network:
http://channelzeronetwork.com/

Enjoy!

A-Radio Berlin

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Responsibility claim – Solidarity for squats, attack against LIDL supermarket (Greece)

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

In the night of July 23rd we sprayed slogans in solidarity to the squats Liebig34 and Rigaer94 in Berlin on the LIDL supermarket in Neos Cosmos / Athens. After we destroyed all windows with hammers.

Every eviction has its price. This is a message do all those responsible for the aggressive gentrification of many European cities, which always goes on with the eviction of squats, the state terror against the radical movement and the rising of rents. We noticed the eviction thread against Liebig34 in Berlin and the attack by so called owners and their companies together with the cops against Rigaer94. With the eviction of Dervenion56 in Exarchia the government of ND continues its operations against the combative and solidarity resistance, which we always will be – with squats or without.

One of many answers to an evicted squat is the destruction of a consumer symbol the capitalist system offers to the inmates of the prisons called the Metropolis. To support the struggle of our comrades in Berlin we found a German company, but it can be also real estate agencies or luxury cars or tourism.

The LIDL supermarket chain was targeted already some time ago in Germany because of its bad working conditions for their employees. This action is an offering of solidarity to this aggressive campaign against the working conditions in LIDL WORLDWIDE. 8 to 10 hours per day with a fake smile for pity money, sitting in front of hundreds of products, in a cashier, becoming a robot which just counts and counts. Or lifting big weights destroying your back. Why all these? What is the role of supermarkets ?

Supermarket are big financial mechanisms which seem very innocent to the majority of the people. The truth is, they are not.

Colonilization

Supermarket are colonizing the economies of local societies in all the earth. All the small markets, grocery stores and other kind of shops are shutting down whenever a new supermarket is opening. There is no need for a new supermarket in most of the areas, its just matter of expanding and absorbing. Also, is reducing the use of local products and producers. Slowly slowly, the residents of an area are becoming workers, mainly women, of this industry, losing all their independence (even in liberal terms)

Anti-ecological

The opening of chain supermarkets, local or multinational, is also increasing importing of products. This is happening because the production companies are
exploiting people in a cheaper way in other countries, or because they make better offers to a multinational company because of the massive consumption. What is happening at the end is a big consumption of petrol by the ships to transfer products all around the world. The paradox of capitalism, the fact that a product from 2000 miles far is cheaper than the local, is killing faster the nature.

Food Control

All these brings us to the bigger problem. Supermarkets are the greatest tool for multinational food companies to takeover all of our nutrition process. We eat shit, we don‘t produce anything, we need money to buy everything, we need to work for them for ever to be able to buy them and cure our selves from the sickness their food is creating

Do we smash supermarket?

Yes we do. But we have to know that most of the people will not understand why. So we must do more propaganda against this mechanism. And for sure it is better to smash without people being inside. Our target is to spread fear to the side of the bosses not to the side of the random population. But if somebody break a supermarket with people inside without putting someone in danger, its okay, we can overpass it.

Solidarity to Liebig34 and Rigaer 94
We hit the German interests in solidarity with the resistance in the German controlled territory
Solidarity to Dervenion 56 and all the evicted and the still resisting squats in Greece
Support to the workers that suffer in the food and product industry worldwide

(source https://athens.indymedia.org/post/1606472/)

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As a note, we place a link here for a poster we made years ago, concerning supermarkets, one of the core nodes of ‘everyday life’ – Against Society & Culture

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Athens, Greece: Incendiary attack to a Ford car dealership

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Besieged bodies among the concrete, between the cameras eyes, crossing daily life with careful but daring steps, moved by an ethic forged by negations.

We are folks that woke up from the social lethargy, having as weapon our solidarity to the fighting individuals towards the world. We want to be the crack that will join the others, destroying a system that represents injustice and “deadly injuries”.

So, at the night of 7/7/2020, we chose to plant four incendiary devices to the Ford car dealership of Sfakianakis company, resulting to three burnt-down vehicles and a destroyed showcase. Our target was totally not random, as this specific company equips the state apparatus with vehicles, and also the moment of our attack coincides the uprising in USA, the homeland of Ford.

By that we choose to be the aroma of night-flower that bungs the nostrils of the decay, and we want this smell to break every authoritarian nose, to close every mouth that pukes shit, to cut every hand that points at our bodies full of racism, homophobia and sexism.

Carmine Night-Flowers

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Athens: Protest turns to riot against the new draconian law of banning protests (Greece)

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Athens, Greece: We call for a solidarity gathering with those arrested at the demo on 9/7/20 against the new law for the prohibition of demonstrations

Ashes to Aspiring Oligarchies, Tuesday 8 /7 & Thursday 9/7

9 July 2020, Athens, Greece: Proposed by a self-proclaimed socialist Minister of Public Order (Michalis Chrisohoidis), taking part in a right wing government (New Democracy), assisted by the votes of the self-proclaimed socialist party (KINAL), the Greek Parliament approved a junta-inspired bill on Thursday imposing new restrictions to quash and destroy the right to protest, a right integral to the so-called democracies, eg. under the provisions of the new law you will be arrested for joining a protest that hasn’t been authorized by the police. For dozens of years across the world, this has been called a Police State or a Dictatorship but then again the Greek governing party’s name is “New Democracy”, which probably means the same, when someone feels the need to affix the word “New” to the political theory of “Democracy” that has been solidified for more than 2.500 years.

As a result, thousands of people marched through central Athens denouncing the new law, and managed to approach in great numbers the Greek parliament at Syntagma Square, during the discussion of the bill. The sight of hundreds of policemen that flooded the area around the parliament, during such a sensitive topic of protest, aggravated things and soon the protest turned in to a riot, making the atmosphere unbearable to breath, while the riot police “bombarded” the area with asphyxiating gas grenades.

After a decade long financial crisis, Greece is expected to suffer a new major recession this year due to the impact of the pandemic. The new law that was passed yesterday seems to aim exactly towards what’s coming. The strong reaction of the greek society, for all the money that were thrown away by the Greek government and Athens mayor (Kostas Mpakogiannis) during the quarantine and what followed. It’s no wonder that the Greek government chose to hire thousands of new policemen, rather than nurses and doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, then again, as it was aforementioned the governing party’s name is “New Democracy”…

+ Nea Demokratia – Greece’s Right Wing Political Party in the UK: A Profile

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July 3, 2020: Night of brutal police violence and terrorism in Exarchia / 3 Ιουλίου 2020: Νύχτα ωμής αστυνομικής βίας και τρομοκρατίας στα Εξάρχεια

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Πρωτοφανή σκηνικά ακόμη και για τα έως τώρα δεδομένα της ΕΛ.ΑΣ. εκτυλίχθηκαν στα Εξάρχεια το βράδυ της Παρασκευής 3 Ιούλη 2020.

Ντοπαρισμένοι αστυνομικοί από την ασυδοσία που τους πρόσφερε η απαγόρευση των συναθροίσεων κατά τη διάρκεια της καραντίνας του Κορωνοιού, αλλά και το επερχόμενο νομοσχέδιο για περιορισμό και απαγόρευση των διαδηλώσεων, εισέβαλαν στη περιοχή, επιτέθηκαν σε συναυλία αλληλεγγύης στην Κατάληψη Δερβενιών 56 που εκκενώθηκε πρόσφατα, έπνιξαν την περιοχή στα ασφυξιογόνα, διέλυσαν τη συναυλία, χτύπησαν με ωμή βιαιότητα όποιον και όποια έτρεχε για να ξεφύγει από τη μανία τους και τα χημικά, έπεφταν με τις μηχανές τους με ταχύτητα πάνω σε παρευρισκόμενους , υπήρχαν περιπτώσεις που μηχανές Δέλτα πέρασαν μαρσάροντας πάνω από πεσμένους ανθρώπους σπάζοντας τους πόδια και χέρια, έριχναν σε ευθεία βολή χειροβομβίδες κρότου-λάμψης πάνω σε κόσμο, μάτωσαν στην κυριολεξία πελάτες μαγαζιών στην πλατεία Εξαρχείων, στη Θεμιστοκλέους, στην Κωλέττη και στη Μεσολογγίου, πέταξαν ασφυξιογόνο μέσα σε μπαρ γεμάτο από ανθρώπους, εισέβαλλαν σε άλλα μπαρ χτυπώντας άγρια εργαζομένους και θαμώνες, έσπασαν μαγαζιά μέσα κι έξω, πετούσαν στον κόσμο καρέκλες και τραπέζια που βρίσκονταν εξωτερικά κι όλα τα παραπάνω καταγεγραμμένα σε μαρτυρίες, φωτογραφίες και βίντεο που έχουν ήδη κυκλοφορήσει στο διαδίκτυο τις προηγούμενες 2 ημέρες και το βίντεο αυτό έρχεται προς επίρρωση απλά να προστεθεί σε όλα αυτά.

Και μέσα σε αυτό χάος που προξένησε η ελληνική αστυνομία η αλληλεγγύη και η αντίσταση. Κάτοικοι που άνοιγαν τις πόρτες των πολυκατοικιών και τα σπίτια τους για να προσφέρουν καταφύγιο στον κόσμο από τη μανία των ενστόλων. Άνθρωποι που βγήκαν στα μπαλκόνια τους και στο δρόμο ορθώνοντας ανάστημα και οδοφράγματα στην επέλαση των βαρβάρων και αυτός ο χαρακτηρισμός δεν είναι υπερβολή για όσα έπραξαν οι υπάλληλοι των Μητσοτάκη, Χρυσοχοίδη και Μπακογιάννη το βράδυ της Παρασκευής στα Εξάρχεια. Μα ό,τι κι αν κάνουν όμως, σ’αυτή τη γειτονιά όλα γυρίζουν πάλι σε αυτό. «Αντίσταση, αυτοοργάνωση, αλληλεγγύη». Πολλές, μα πολλές δεκαετίες τώρα.

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[Koukaki] Solidarity action for Dervenion 56 squat and an international call for solidarity (Greece)

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

EL | [Κουκάκι] Δράση αλληλεγγύης για Δερβενίων 56 // Διεθνές κάλεσμα αλληλεγγύης // Συγκεντρωτικό δράσεων

We are calling for international actions in solidarity with the Squats. Make the Greek state, the Greek capital and its partners regret the choice they made to attack the movement and its spaces in Greece. To defend Dervenion 56 and all squats,to prepare the ground for the coming social uprising.

On Friday 26/6, in Exarchia, the Greek state evacuated and sealed Dervenion 56 squat and the building at Dervenion 52. An immediate gathering of solidarity was held at Exarxia Square for several hours.In the evening of the same day, a solidarity march was held with the participation of 300 people. The march ended at Dervenion squat, barricades were set up around the perimeter and then comrades broke the concrete blocks of shame.
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Debriefing and propositional statement of comrade Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis to the comrades (Greece)

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

EL | Απολογιστική-προτασιακή τοποθέτηση του συντρόφου Δημήτρη Χατζηβασιλειάδη προς τους συντρόφους

PDF: Debriefing and propositional statement

Historical background

On the 21st of October, around 11pm, together with one more person, I made an appropriation of a state casino shop in Cholargos (suburb of Athens). Before our departure from the shop the rifle that was used for our self defense passed from the other person’s hand to mine. An automatic rifle, if available, is a convincing deterrent during any act that may come into confrontation with the murderous mercenaries of capitalism. Bastards like those who tortured to death George Floyd, the same bastards who gang killed Zak Kostopoulos, who was already wounded by the fascist shop-owners in a pedestrian road, in the middle of the day, in the city center, bastards who, shortly after, killed Embouka Mamasoubek inside a police station, and whose names are still kept secret, having enjoyed the full cover of the then leftist government and bourgeois justice, these bastards don’t understand any other language than the one they have learned to implement.

The moment I took the weapon, it fired, due to my negligence. The bullet hit my leg. After leaving the place, I sought refuge at the nearby home of an old friend. Estimating that very soon the repression mechanisms and their minions, the regime’s journalists, would publish my photo, I decided to evacuate a flat in which I was storing a number of tools for the resistance, with the aim to rescue them. So these tools ended up in the house where I had gone wounded, and from there into the warehouses of the militarist-statist rulers, about two weeks after my injury. (more…)

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BAD News #35: Angry Voices From Around The World

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Welcome to the 35th edition of Bad News. This is our Angry Voices From Around The World for June, 2020. A report from the international network of anarchist and anti-authoritarian radios.

If you’d like to get involved in the network or want to hear more – send an email to a-radio-network@riseup.net.
Check out all the shows look for the a-radio-network collection on archive.org or at our website, a-radio-network.org.

Contents:

1. The Final Straw Radio:
• Interview about the liberation of a former Sheraton Hotel in Minneapolis.

2. A-Radio Berlin:

• Interview about a new feminist campaign in Germany to raise awareness to the abortion topic.

3. Radio Fragmata:

• Updates on the general situation, the movement and the struggles in Greek territory.

4. Invisible Radio:

• Voices of people from Moria camp

5. R.O.S.E. (Athens):

• News from Greece.

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BAD News #34: Angry Voices From Around The World

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Episode number 34 (05/2020) of “B(A)D NEWS – Angry voices from around the world”, a monthly news program from the international network of anarchist and antiauthoritarian radios, consisting of short news segments from different parts of the world, is now online.

Length: 1:22 h

You’ll also find the audio on A-Radio Berlin’s new website.

In this episode you will hear contributions from:
1. Free social radio 1431AM:
• Hunger strike of V. Dimakis
• 1st of May in Greece
• Some words about Grup Yorum, the hunger strikes and the deaths of 3 comrades.
2. A-Radio Berlin:
• Interview on the film “Radical Resilience” about political burnout and how to avoid it.
3. FrequenzA:
• The audio is from two internationalist, which are based in Rojava at the moment, about their thoughts and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the society there and why it makes sense to fight the capitalist system worldwide.
4. Radio Fragmata:
• Updates on situation in Greece and coronavirus (May Day 2020, New environment destructive policy, police brutality, refugees struggles and fascists attacks, anarchist and revolutionary prisoners situation, mutual aid actions)
5. Invisible Radio:
• Voices of people from Moria camp and Last incidents in prisons and camps in Greece

Other audios from A-Radio Berlin in English here:
https://www.aradio-berlin.org/en/audios-2

Or visit the anarchist 24/7 online stream from the Channel Zero Network:
http://channelzeronetwork.com/

Enjoy!

A-Radio Berlin

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Firefund campaign for the financial support of Solidarity Fund for imprisoned and persecuted revolutionaries from Greece

Monday, May 11th, 2020

“In this current circumstance, especially in light of the new facts about the virus spreading and the restrictive measures imposed by the state on this occasion, it is again extremely difficult to secure the resources to support the material needs of the ones within the walls. Perhaps it is more difficult than ever. The slogan “no one left alone in the hands of the state” is becoming more crucial and tangible these days than ever. We urge you to defend it once again in practice. Factual solidarity will again be our weapon.”

https://www.firefund.net/imprisonedsoli

The Solidarity Fund for imprisoned and persecuted militants was established in 2010 in a circumstance where, on the one hand, a hard capitalist restructuring was carried out under the guise of the “economic crisis” and, on the other hand, the radical movement, having very recent memories from the experience of the social revolt of December ’08, was in full bloom. Under those circumstances, repression became even more intense, resulting in an ever-increasing number of political prisoners. It is precisely in this context that the Solidarity Fund was formed, initially setting out to provide regular and consistent support to those persecuted or imprisoned for their subversive action or for their participation in social struggles. The basic aim of the structure is to ensure decent living conditions for the imprisoned comrades through a process that would take place within the political movement; thereby taking the material dimension of solidarity a step beyond close family, friendly and comrade relationships, as well as to help with the immediate coverage of emergencies (such as court expenses and bails for the persecuted). Yet, the actions of practical solidarity and the building and development of communication bridges and united struggles between those inside prisons and those outside of it, remain as priorities of the people who form and sustain the structure. (more…)

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Greece: Worldwide Call For Solidarity to R.O-Revolutionary Struggle

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

May 2020

Whenever the oppressed masses attempted the inversion of an injustice social, economical, political system, the resource to the arms and revolutionary violence has been the cornerstone of each revolutionary undertaking. It is a fact that no revolutionary process can’t reject violence as a form of struggling against the oppressors. Anarchists throughout the ages never divided the forms of struggling. For that reason Anarchism as a revolutionary movement has an unbroken and fundamental relationship with armed struggle because armed struggle springs from the roots of the lower social status and proletariat, acts for its interests, emerges as a pattern of construction with a revolutionary prospect. A revolutionary movement which respects itself, cannot exist without having a parallel path and an organic connection with the armed struggle. So we stand in solidarity with the comrades, men and women, who choose to fight also with armed struggle as urban guerillas having the analysis and strategy with main aim the creation of a society of economical equality and political freedom. We respect and support their choice especially when our comrades are still fighting for the cause of Social Revolution even in the most difficult circumstances.Two of those comrades are Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis , members of the Revolutionary Organization “Revolutionary Struggle”.

The comrades are imprisoned with life sentence and 27 years for Pola and 83 years (after breaking the life sentence in the 4th trial against “Revolutionary Struggle”) but they unremorsefully continue their fight in the court rooms and prisons of the Greek regime. The Revolutionary Organization “Revolutionary Struggle” was constituted in 2003 when the social and political environment in Greece was characterized by the absence of social and class resistances toward the neoliberal reforms. With the diffuse consent of the biggest part of the society, the system seemed steadfast. At this first period of action (2003 – 2007), “Revolutionary Struggle” had two main peaks of action against the imported neoliberal reforms on the political and social sphere and the “War on Terror” that had been declared by the USA and the rest of the political and economical elite of the West. Through the analyses, the strategy and the symbolically definitive high-impact blows, “Revolutionary Struggle” was directed to reveal the double nature of globalisation – political and martial- and disputed the state’s omnipotence. (more…)

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