Posts Tagged ‘Conspiracy of Cells of Fire’
Friday, September 25th, 2020
Statement by Alfredo Cospito read in the courtroom on September 9, 2020 for the appeal of the Scripta Manent trial
I would have liked to be silent and let only my lawyer speak (who is more than capable), but seeing that my ideas have been torn to shreds and that words that I have never said have also been put in my mouth, I am forced to intervene directly in the first person.
For us anarchists the end does not justify the means, we firmly believe in the ethics of the means we use, for us it is the means that justify the end, not the other way around.
That is why I must reiterate that I have never made an apology for massacres or mass murder (as stated by – the prosecutor – Sparagna in a previous hearing). The prosecutor is confused, deliberately confusing “terrorism” with “massacre.”
Two ugly words (without a doubt): one belongs to me, “terrorism”, the other is totally foreign to me, “massacre.”
(I open a brief parenthesis on “terrorism”)
Sparagna, in order to create the monster (“the bloodthirsty anarchist,” myself, so we can understand each other), has fished in the context of many of my writings, extrapolating phrases at random. Phrases that are the result of a diatribe (from one of the many debates) that our movement is going through, “the legitimacy of the use or not of the term ‘terrorism’ in an anarchist sphere.” For those who are not anarchists, it is difficult to understand the passion with which we anarchists collide on certain issues. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, Black International, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Earth Liberation Front, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Nucleo Olga FAI/FRI, Operation Scripta Manent, Repression, Roberto Adinolfi, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Friday, January 24, the trial of anarchist Dinos Giagtzoglou ended in the special courtroom of Korydallos Prisons.
With a concurrent prosecution proposal, the Second Three-Member Athens Appeals Court cleared Dino of being a member of and participating in a terrorist organization (C.C.F.), the manufacture of explosives and financing of a terrorist organization but guilty of supply-possession explosive (defective) and illegal possession of pistols, ammunition (felony).
The court found him guilty by a majority (2-1) after one member considered that the charge was defective.
Anarchist comrade Dinos Giagtzoglou was sentenced to a total of 11 years and 2 months’ prison without parole.
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
“Black December” is now 10 years old and Mauricio Morales was the detonator.
Do you remember? They haven’t stopped, those ideas and practices that rose (in)surged from the collective desire proposed by multiple anarchic individuals who put it to the test.
Indeed, the struggle is an essay that claims its execution and that must be experienced through practice to understand all the potentials that it offers us. Theorisations that are not tested in practice will always remain unknown.
We have verified (in/with praxis) that determination (individual will) can generate common moments and framesworks of collective struggle through active propositions. The problems in the (at least in what is committed as the F.A.I.–F.R.I.) project begins when it’s own postulates proposed by this informal organization model are ignored. They are:
1 – Seditious solidarity.
2 – Anarchic campaigns.
3 – Communication between groups and related individuals.
We know that the informal organization (also called T.I.A. in Latin America) at an international level (with or without acronyms) has its limitations, especially when the various insurgent tendencies are inclined to dispute discursively between themselves instead of complementing each other, both in the theoretical as in the practical.
Total liberation does not mean alienation or fratricidal alienation or competition among the active groups.
Who in one way or another rejoices in the end of “obrerismo mendicante”, which delegated all activism to obsolete organizations in the era of technological capital. We see in the years of the new anarchism of praxis that appeals are of no use for ourselves.
It is not a reflection of what it says. Be what is said and say what is done, it is what makes the verb meaningful and gives weight to the word.
I once read somewhere about: “Language creates a reality and reality creates a language… “.
This they have understood (even better than us) those Italian inquisitors and hence their fixation with public debates and what everyone wrote.
[Operation] “Ardire” (because it is bold to talk about what we dream), “Scripta Manent” (because the written word endures) and thus all the repression of this last decade has been limited to prosecuting all that is desired, everything written or said and aimed at all sabotage carried out by anarchists.
Unfortunately, what is written as much as it remains (if not assumed so in the first instance) does not alter material reality… and, unfortunately, interpretive juggling either. Or put another way: the chemical formula of the tritolo is not tritolo.*
We are already getting used to repeating slogans (“Fight Week”, “Black December”, etc.) without worrying and worrying about the most important: our affinity groups and practical organization.
A – Procure material and economic means.
B – Carry out anarchic campaigns and do not start a new proposal until the previous one is terminated.
Only acting as one hand will each finger have power and sense.
I do not question other groups of the “Anarchist Galaxy” but, only and exclusively, those that are inspired by the F.A.I./F.R.I./C.C.F. to act.
Our power can only be in the sum of action groups that act coordinated on all three points.
We must recognize that the legacy (both theoretical and practical) of the subversive project F.A.I.-F.R.I.-C.C.F., is here to stay.
In addition, both “Black International Editions”, and “Black International of Praxis” continue their editorials and mutual knowledge.
For Black December!
For conscious and organized action!
Long live anarchy!
Long live the companions in war!
Gabriel Pombo Da Silva,
Last days of the year 2019.
*Trinitrotoluene – TNT
Tags: Black December, Black International, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Gabriel Pombo da Silva, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Letter, Mauricio Morales, Operation Ardire, Operation Scripta Manent
Posted in Direct Action
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
On the night of October 21st , a SUV car with a diplomatic plaque was burned, on rue Dumont d’Urville, behind the Greek embassy in Paris.
With this small action, we want to send a sign of solidarity to the anarchists in Greece, who fight against the State and Capital (legal and illegal) and to defend the occupied spaces.
For those who live and defend spaces of freedom.
For those who carry attacks against authority.
A thought also to the anarchists imprisoned there, in particular the two comrades imprisoned for a robbery in Thessaloniki or the members of the CCF [Conspiracy of Cells of Fire] still in jail.
Freedom for all!
Solidarity is the attack.
[Claim originally published in attaque.noblogs.org].
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
On Wednesday, 24.07, anarchist comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire were released. The comrades were originally convicted with sentences of over 70 years, which were reduced to 20. The comrades made use of the Paraskevopoulos law that was introduced by the previous SYRIZA-led government and were released after having served 8 years of their 20 year sentences.
Gerasimos Tsakalos was arrested with his friend and comrade Panagiotis Argyros on November 1, 2010. Their arrests took place after a parcel bomb was sent to a courier company in Pagrati. Five months later, Christos Tsakalos was arrested in a coordinated counter-terrorism operation.
After their arrests they claimed full responsibility for their actions and proclaimed themselves “proud members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”. During their imprisonment in Korydallos prison, the CCF claimed responsibility for Phoenix Project actions, including the bombing of the Prison Director’s car as well as sending a parcel bomb to the former head of the anti-terrorism unit, Dimitris Chorianopoulos.
(information compiled from various Greek language sources)
via Anarchists Worldwide.
Monday, June 10th, 2019
Freedom to all!
Until the last prison has been destroyed!
We support the imprisoned fighters morally, materially, politically.
Solidarity Fund for Prisoners and Persecuted Fighters
Sunday, April 21st, 2019
“Revolution is aimed at new arrangements; insurrection leads us no longer to let ourselves be arranged, but to arrange ourselves, and set no glittering hopes on ‘institutions’.”
– Max Stirner
“Don’t follow me… I’m not leading you…
Don’t walk ahead of me… I’ll not follow you…
Carve your own path… Become yourself…”
– Conspiracy of Cells of Fire,
Imprisoned Members Cell
“I know that there will be an end to this fight between the formidable arsenal of the State and me. I know that I will be vanquished, I will be the weaker, but I hope I can make you pay dearly for the victory.”
– Octave Garnier
On this date over 100 years ago, 21st of April 1913, Illegalist and Individualist anarchist Raymond Callemin was executed by guillotine by order of the French state.
On the anniversary of his execution I write this in memory of all those that have fallen or been jailed in the social war against society.
The illegalist current is an offshoot of individualist anarchism. Refusing to be exploited, forced to work for some rich tyrant, instead the illegalist chooses to rob them. It’s an anti-work ethic for individual autonomy to be realised in real life right away through Individual expropriation also known as individual reclamation. (more…)
Tags: Alfredo Cospito, Analysis, André Soudy, Belgium, Clement Duval, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Édouard Carouy, Étienne Monier, France, Illegalism, Informal Anarchist Federation, International Revolutionary Front, Jean De Boe, Jules Bonnot, Marcus Jacob, Mauricio Morales, Misha Zhlobitsky, Nicola Gai, Octave Garnier, Operation Scripta Manent, Raymond Callemin, Rene Valet, Sebastián Oversluij Seguel, Victor Serge
Posted in Autonomy
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Panagiotis Argyrou was arrested on November 1st, 2010, following over a year of living in illegality during a campaign by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire to send parcel bombs to European leaders, offices of European institutions and embassies of foreign countries.
He immediately claimed full political responsibility for his involvement in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and remained in prison for 8 years and 5 months with several convictions against him that reached a total of 220 years before the second instance (initial sentences: Halandri Case 37 years, Bombs Case 10 years, Phoenix Project Case 21 years, case involving all actions by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire 23 years, Escape Plan Case 115 years, City Bus Arson Case seven years). After serving 1/2 and 1/3 of his merged sentence (25 years under the sentence cap), the comrade was released on the 8th of April, 2019.
Freedom to all!
Until the last prison has been destroyed!
We support the imprisoned fighters morally, materially and politically…
Solidarity Fund for Imprisoned and Persecuted Fighters
(via Athens Indymedia, translated into English for Mpalothia by Anarchists Worldwide)
Paris, France: Diplomatic Vehicle Torched in Memory of Mikhail Zhlobitsky and in Solidarity with Anarchist Comrades Facing Repression
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
On Sunday the 11th of November, today’s greatest slaughterers commemorated the first world war’s butchery (and they prepared for future carnage). We continue to carry the old slogan of the anarchists from that era: against their war, against their peace, for the social revolution.
On the night of Monday, November 12th to Tuesday, November 13th, in this militarized capital and under video surveillance, we torched a car of the diplomatic corps at the intersection of Rue Spontini and Foch Avenue, as well as the big bourgeois Porsche that was parked next to it (yes, it is possible to bring war to the rich and the powerful!).
For the comrade Mikhail Zhlobitsky: we want to remember him this way, not with words, but with flames. Solidarity with Russian anarchists who respond to repression with direct action. Solidarity also to the anarchists who face the judiciary in Greece (CCF), in Italy (Operations Scripta Manent and Panico) and everywhere else. A thought for Krème and S., imprisoned in Limoges.
Friday, November 9th, 2018
Manifesto di solidarietà per Aggeliki Spyropoulou, companga anarchica detenuta per il caso di fuga delle CCF. La compagna è stata condannata a 28 anni di carcere per il coinvolgimento nel tentativo di fuga, che consisteva nel far saltare un parte del carcere di Korydallos per poi liberare i membri prigionieri della Cospirazione delle Cellule di Fuoco, nel 2015.
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou – Gynaikeies Fylakes
T.K. 18110 – Korydallos
Athens – Greece
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
NOTA DE INSTINTO SALVAJE: Se ha traducido el afiche al español como un pequeño gesto a la compañera y para adherir a realizar cualquier gesto en solidaridad con todxs lxs combatientes en prisión.
Afiche en solidaridad con Aggeliki Spyropoulou, compañera anarquista encarcelada en el caso del intento de fuga de CCF. La compañera fue condenada a 28 años de prisión por su participación en el intento de evasión en el 2015, que consistía en volar una parte de la prisión de Korydallos y liberar a lxs miembros encarceladxs de Conspiración de las Células de Fuego.
Para escribir a Aggeliki:
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
Thursday, November 1st, 2018
Solidarity flyposter for Aggeliki Spyropoulou, imprisoned anarchist comrade in the CCF Escape case. The comrade was sentenced to 28 years in prison for her involvement in the 2015 escape attempt to blow up part of Korydallos Prison and free the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
Write to Aggeliki:
Dikastiki Fylaki Korydallou
From the US Prison Strike to the Greek Prison Struggle: An Interview with Imprisoned Anarchist Christos Tsakalos
Saturday, October 27th, 2018
From It’s Going Down:
Below is an interview with Greek anarchist prisoner Christos Tsakalos that discusses the situation of heightened repression and resistance inside of Greek prisons, and discusses the influence of the US prison strike on Greek prisoners.
The following is an interview with anarchist political prisoner Christos Tsakalos who is currently in his 7th year of 180 year prison sentence in the Korydallos prison of Athens, Greece. He is accused of association with the revolutionary group known as the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire or CCF. Christos has refused to ever claim innocence as he refuses to kneel with remorse for acting against his enemy the state and capitalist society. He was caught while on the run from the state in 2011 in the city of Volos. He has been accused of bank robbery, participating in dozens of actions against the state and capitalism claimed by CCF, and given 115 years for a prison escape in itself. He has remained active throughout his time in prison, and has shown inspiring integrity in his refusal to cooperate or compromise with the state.
CCF was a group that was formed out of the December 2008 uprising in Greece that resulted from the police murder of a 16 year old boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The group saw defeat and futility in the street protests happening both in reaction to this murder, plus the dawning austerity of the 2008 crisis, and began a clandestine campaign of revolutionary action. With an extreme effort by the state to crack down on “terrorist” groups, CCF faced an extensive operation against them, resulting in the imprisonment of alleged and admitted members, plus a new dawn of modern surveillance and counter-insurgency strategies by the typically disorganized Greek state.
Christos is one of many political prisoners in Greece who have remained active in prison, and has openly declared solidarity with the prison strikes happening in the USA. There have been solidarity actions in Greece this year alone at the Korydallos and Larissa prisons of Greece. (more…)
Tags: Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Korydallos Prison, Prison Labour Strike, USA
Posted in Interviews
Court of Appeal Continues for the 250 Explosive and Arson Attacks by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)
Monday, October 22nd, 2018
On Tuesday 23/10 at 10PM in the Korydallos Prison Judicial Hall, the Court of Appeal continues for the 250 explosive and arson attacks by the CCF. 10 members of the organization were sentenced from 21 to 28 years in prison.
Comrades who are prisoners of the state are part of our struggle and part of us.
Solidarity with prisoners and persecuted comrades is inextricably linked to the struggle for the revolution, for a society of equality and freedom, for anarchy.
IN-OUT counter-info and solidarity group for political prisoners.
Saturday, July 21st, 2018
On Friday, July 20th at 10AM, in the Korydallos Prison Special Court, the Court of Appeal continues for the 250 explosive and incendiary attacks by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
The accused are the 10 members of the organization who were sentenced from 21 to 28 years.
Comrades who are prisoners of the State are part of our struggle and part of us.
Solidarity with prisoners and persecuted comrades is inextricably linked to the struggle for revolution, for a society of equality and freedom, for anarchy.
A network of counter-information and solidarity for political prisoners.