Posts Tagged ‘Conspiracy of Cells of Fire’
Intervention of Christos Tsakalos, member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, at an event in the self managed hangout in Karditsa (Greece)
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
Phone call intervention from Korydallos prison isolation basement by imprisoned member of CCF, Christos Tsakalos, during an event to promote the launch of the pamphlet “The Source of Victimization” by Alfredo Cospito. Cospito is jailed in Italy for the FAI armed attack against CEO Roberto Adinolfi of Ansaldo Nucleare.
Good evening comrades (…) I will begin with a phrase I had read somewhere and says “it is at the difficult time of repression, where we prove the level of our consciousness.”
Alfredo Cospito’s pamphlet “The source of victimization” is not only interesting from a historical perspective, as it describes the situation and degradation of the anarchist movement, after the carnage of Piazza Fontana. It has a special interest because, unfortunately, it is largely reflecting the mentality of victimization that is widespread in the Greek anarchist milieu.
But let’s consider things from the beginning …
Speaking of the urban guerrilla in the years after the junta, the focal point was the murder of Christos Kassimis, member of E.L.A. (Epanastatikos Laikos Agonas – Revolutionary People’s Struggle) in 1977, in a gunfight with cops at the facilities of the German company A.E.G. in Renti area, during the placement of incendiary bombs. After comes the arrest of Giannis Seriffis, who talks about being framed up by the prosecuting authorities due to his ideas. From 1977 and for many years the vast majority of those arrested either for «terrorist» activity, or conflicts in demonstrations, followed the line of advocacy of the “frame-up”. (more…)
Tags: 17 November, Alfredo Cospito, Christos Kassimis, Christos Tsakalos, Christos Tsigaridas, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Dimitris Koufodinas, ELA (Revolutionary People's Struggle), Giannis Seriffis, Greece, Karditsa, The Source of Victimization (Zine)
Posted in Autonomy
Judge continues the trial against CCF despite concerns raised by District Attorney & defense lawyers (Greece)
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Today on March 31st the court convened for the trial against members of the C.C.F. accused to have planned an escape from prison. Due to an ongoing lawyers’ strike, the defense attorneys asked for the trial to temporarily discontinue. The lawyers even proceeded to the submission of relevant documents from the Bar Association certifying the strike and the lawyers’ need to take part in it.
The District Attorney Koutras also suggested to temporarily discontinue the trial on account of the aforementioned strike and the lawyers’ abstention. The judicial board left the courtroom to have a meeting and come to a decision. When the board returned, Justice A. Yfanti, announced that the entire board minus one judge, rejected the lawyers’ request and decided to continue the trial proceedings. Moreover, they gave an ultimatum to the defense lawyers, saying that ”If you do not exercise your duties you will be removed”. (more…)
Friday, March 18th, 2016
Prison is a milestone in the revolutionaries’ path towards freedom. It’s an intermediary stop, but not the end.
The authority often chooses the subtraction from mathematics. Like when they subtract lives with bombings in the warzones of their energy-generating and geopolitical interests, like when they subtract refugees from the cityscapes, entombing them in isolated concentration camps, like they subtract the smallest crumbs of the underpaid wage slavery, beating more brutally with whips, bodies that have gotten used to rickets, like when they want to subtract everyone who defies them, by locking them up inside prisons…
In this way, every revolutionary anarchist is facing the biggest contradiction. They are fighting for freedom and yet they’re flirting with the captivity of the prison, they love life so much and yet death from the guards of authority wants to ambush them.
In these years that we are in prison, our steps have gotten used to be calculated inside the barbed wires, our eyes have learnt by heart every centimetre of these few cubic meters of the forecourt, but our minds have never been captured by the iron fences.
How can you let yourself capitulate, when you are facing on one side the provocative wealth of those in power and on the other side tearful eyes of a child at a concentration camp, on one side the mafia of the politicians, judges and journalists who are counting people like louses of the earth and on the other side men and women who are committing suicide because of the standoffs of the economic crisis, looking in garbage to find food, sleeping in the streets, on one side armies of happy slaves being dazzled from the storefronts and the screens of a fake life and on the other side the bad bevy of loneliness and silence being your only companion.
We don’t intend to capitulate with the tyranny of authority, neither get used to living like slaves.
We know that freedom isn’t something that can be given away… neither can it be bestowed… Our freedom blossoms from the blood and the sacrifices of our struggle. Even if once again, our desirable rendezvous with freedom has been postponed because of the dastardliness of one pilot- former policeman- and the helicopter that never reached its destination, that doesn’t mean that we will give up…
We are fully aware that the recovery of our freedom will be only achieved through revolutionary violence, which will attack against the monopoly of the sadistic violence of the power.
A freedom that in our opinion is the SAME with the continuation of urban guerilla, in order to escalate the anarchist struggle. A freedom that will walk on top of the debris of this aged world and its monuments… prisons, courts, parliaments, police departments, concentration camps, labs of the technological totalitarianism…
With certitude and determination of those who will risk everything for liberation, putting again the conundrum at the table… “Freedom or Death…”
A decision… we are fighting till the end
The struggle continues…
Comradely greetings to the anarchist member of Revolutionary Struggle Pola Roupa
The members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF
* The Free Besieged is an unfinished collection of poems composed by Dionysios Solomos that was inspired by the third siege of Missolonghi (1825–1826), where the Greek rebels held out for almost a year before they attempted a mass breakout, which however resulted in a disaster, with the larger part of the Greeks slain.
Tags: Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Polydoros, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Letter, Olga Economidou, Pola Roupa
Posted in Prison Struggle
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
[The following piece is a greeting from Conspiracy of Cells of Fire- Metropolitan Violence Cell at an event of the anti-authoritarian library “Las Lecheros” where a video projection of the Phoenix Project and an exposition for the book “Our day will come” has been made.]
With all eyes set towards the other side of the world, we are sending these few lines to express the kinship that we feel towards our brothers and sisters who are being present during this event. We address our most heartfelt greetings towards the comrades that took the responsibility to organize this event and to present the Phoenix Project along with the book “Our day will come”.
The Phoenix project is a vital part of the Black International of the anarchists of action, as it was the crossroad where comrades from all parts of the world were met, with a common desire, to breathe new life into an informal organization of anarchist action internationally.
The wick of Phoenix Project was fired from the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire/Sole-Baleno Cell, who blew up the car of the director of Korydallos Prison in Greece, officializing basically the comeback of CCF to the battlements of the anarchist aggression. Subsequently, comrades from the whole world reciprocated to this call for an informal coordination of attacks. We saw the fires of the anarchist insurrection to heat up in Indonesia, Russia, Chile, and Germany and then back again in Greece. The fumes of these fires reached the prison where the members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire are imprisoned, who with a joint letter greeted this action of Sole-Baleno Cell.
This letter delivered the message that Conspiracy of Cells of Fire does never give up, but lives through every subversive attack against the existing system. This proved to be an excuse for further persecutions to the already imprisoned members of the CCF about the incitement of actions regarding the Phoenix Project, something that proves that those in power feel daunted by the anarchists who don’t obey neither in captivity.
Through this video you will meet the imprisoned members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, as it is their voices that you are going to hear, achieving even like this, a form of escape.
Furthermore, through the book “Our day will come” the story of our plan to escape from prison is unfolded, which after all never happened. Through this story, it seems that the ceaseless agonies for freedom and for anarchist action can never be suppressed and captivated. That’s why the authority is relentless with those who demand on their own, with their own rules, the wild freedom of the unlawfulness. And this was proved by the arrests of family members of the CCF which were reviled in the media and imprisoned. It took two hunger strikes to set them free with terms that constitute exile, as they can’t even visit their loved ones inside the prison. This time now they’re in trial in which they cannot even attend.
For us it’s a fact that the authentic anarchist relationship is beyond the legal-illegal separations and in that way it will always find ways to bring comrades together.
That’s why we feel that we are among you and we also feel dominated by the same complicity in the conspiracy of the unstoppable insurrection worldwide. A complicity that here in the Greek territory we share with more and more comrades, which by pressing on the basic imperatives of Black December now they meet through Insurrectional connection between theory and action.
And so, the Black December passes on the torch to a lively anarchist process, a platform of coordination that promotes the autonomy and the diversity of anarchist action and which expects to overcome the national borders and to meet with other anarchist collegialities and individualities everywhere. We participate in this action because we love challenges.
From Greece to Chile…
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Metropolitan Violence Cell
Tags: Black December, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, CCF - Metropolitan Violence Cell, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Las Lecheros (Library), Phoenix Project
Posted in Autonomy
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Received from blackdiamondprisonersupport:
To all Revolutionary prisoners and Anarchist comrades:
After my imprisonment in 1988 for armed robberies in California, I became politicized through participation in the 1991 Folsom Prison Hunger Strike. After more than a decade in solitary confinement in Pelican Bay SHU, where interacted with members of the Black Guerrila Family (BGF), Aryan Brotherhood (AB), and Mexican Mafia (EME), I had become deeply involved in political struggle with the prison abolition movement. I was convicted for Prisoner Resistance actions in two 1995 attacks on an Associate warden at New Folsom state prison and a Sacramento District Attorney prosecutor in the courthouse, I was beaten and tortured in multiple ‘cell extractions’ by armed teams of pigs. I was sentenced to multiple 25 years-to-life terms in state prison. (more…)
Montreal: Arson attack at a luxury car dealership in solidarity with imprisoned members of CCF & Revolutionary Struggle (Canada)
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
A car dealership near Côtes-des-Neiges was attacked using incendiary devices causing damage to luxury vehicles in the honor of the courageous imprisoned comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and of Revolutionary Struggle.
Solidarity means attack.
Long live anarchy.
A thousand years to the Black International
Tags: Arson, Black International of Anarchists of Praxis, Canada, Car Burning, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Côtes-des-Neiges, International Solidarity, Montreal, Revolutionary Struggle
Posted in Direct Action
Porto Alegre: Arson attack against a Santander bank in solidarity with Monica, Francisco & CCF (Brazil)
Sunday, March 13th, 2016
On the night of March 9, we placed an incendiary device at the Santander bank branch on Ramiro Barcelos street. Our incentive to conspire and then carry out the attack was solidarity and complicity with anarchists behind bars who endure days and days of incarceration but still hold their heads high, proud of their ideas and convictions.
In response to the call for solidarity with the compas Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar we organized ourselves so that our desire to express solidarity became a fire to reach the companeros who are facing a trial in which they face 44 years in prison, accused of terrorism and particularly an attack on the Basilica of the Pillar in Barcelona.
There are many reasons and motives to attack Santander Bank. For example, besides being representatives of the Spanish state (who have kidnapped our companeros), in this territory they were the administrators of Augustus Pinochet’s money following the military dictatorship in Chile. In the end, these facts are only details that enhance our anger… Any banking institution that tries to hide their genocidal intentions with ‘cultural projects’ or other pseudo-humanist terms are representatives of a system that only inspires our disgust.
Branches of Santander Bank have been attacked twice in recent days in Santiago, Chile and in Buenos Aires. The two attacks were carried out in solidarity with Monica and Francisco. This silent, instinctive coordination of solidarity not only causes a great inconvenience to normal life at different points in the world, but also strengthens our ties, making it clear there are no borders and that we do not need leaders or vertical structures to attack several bars in the same cage.
With this solidarity action for Monica and Francisco, we also send greetings to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire compas and their families who are also facing another trial against them. Their strength inspires us every day to walk looking for the fire to illuminate the darkness.
Down with the prison walls.
Incendiary solidarity with Monica and Francisco
For the proliferation of the groups of attacks. The beauty of solidarity is the complicity.
Long live anarchy!
– via insurrectionnews.
Tags: Aggeliki Spyropoulou, Arson, Brazil, CCF Escape case, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Francisco Solar, International Solidarity, Monica Caballero, Porto Alegre, Santander Bank
Posted in Direct Action
Santiago: Noise bomb detonated outside highway management company Vespucio Sur building in Santiago by FAI-FRI / Bomba de ruido contra empresa consecionaria de autopistas (Chile)
Sunday, March 13th, 2016
English translation via insurrectionnews:
“This silent, instinctive coordination of solidarity not only causes a great inconvenience to normal life at different points in the world, but also strengthens our ties, making it clear there are no borders and that we do not need leaders or vertical structures to attack several bars in the same cage.”
Words from compas in Brazil claiming an arson attack in solidarity with Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar
Early on Saturday March 12, we detonated a noise bomb outside the ‘Vespucio Sur’ highway management building in the city of Santiago. We decided to make our objective clear and carry out the action at a time when the area was free of passers-by because we do not consider it desirable to harm people who have nothing to do with the targets of our attacks.
We do not consider the struggle against civilization to be distinct or external to the struggle against all forms of authority. We identified the highway management companies as being important arteries that gives life to the network of domination, facilitating the advancement of civilization and enriching themselves via the imposition of an urbanism that is servile to the interests of power.
Both the present and past history show us that the germ that leads to authority has also developed in communities that existed prior to civilization and has also manifested itself in groups that have remained outside or against civilization. That is why our struggle is essentially ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN. This is why we feel it is important to distance ourselves from the self-proclaimed ‘eco-extremist tendency’ that has defended the indiscriminate attack that is contrary to the idea of being ‘against all authority’ and denounces international solidarity with imprisoned companeros who are related in word and deed to insurrectionary anarchy. Such ideas are neither an ‘evolution’ or ‘more radical’ but are in fact quite the opposite. We have no interest in engaging in virtual polemics with them, we prefer dialogue with our companeros via action.
Our companeros are those who position themselves in their lives and through their actions as enemies of all forms of domination and put into practice their solidarity with companeros who remain dignified and combative even inside the cages of power.
…Companeros like Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar, who have elevated our insurgent spirits with their serene and defiant attitude before the Spanish courts. The international solidarity will not end once the trial is over!
…Companeros like Javier Recabarren, a young anarchist insurgent who died after being hit by a bus in March 2015.
…Companeros like Sole and Baleno who were found dead in the cells of the Italian state on March 28, 1998.
…Companeros like Jonny Cariqueo, a young anarchist who died from the beatings by police officers who arrested him after the Day of the Young Combatants demonstration on March 29, 2008 in the Pudahel district.
…Companeros like Joaquin Garcia who on March 09 injured Alvaro Corvalan, former chief intelligence officer of the dictatorship with a blow to the face inside the maximum security prison.
…Companeros like the irreducible anarchists of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire who are currently facing trial for their attempted prison escape.
With our companeros we will continue to strengthen our actions and sharpen our ideas.
Following in the footsteps of Severino, Lambros Foundas and Mauricio Morales…to multiply anarchic / anti-authoritarian cells of multifaceted action!
Against all leaders.
Against civilization and all forms of authority.
DEATH TO THE STATE AND LONG LIVE ANARCHY!
Cell of Individualists and Anarchic Nihilists for Anti-authoritarian Insurrection
Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front
“Esta coordinación silenciosa, instintiva y solidaria no solo provoca un incomodo en la vida normalizada de distintos puntos del mundo, sino que fortalece nuestros lazos que dejan claro que no existen fronteras, que no necesitamos cabecillas ni estructuras verticales para atacar varias rejas de la misma jaula”.
Palabras de compas de Brasil reivindicando ataque incendiario en solidaridad con Mónica Caballero y Francisco Solar
La madrugada del sábado 12 de marzo detonamos una bomba de ruido en las afueras de la empresa concesionaria de la autopista “Vespucio Sur”, ciudad de Santiago. Decidimos actuar en un horario libre de transeuntes para dejar claro nuestro objetivo y porque no consideramos un acto sublime el dañar a personas que no tienen que ver con los objetivos de nuestro ataque.
No concebimos la lucha contra la civilización como algo distinto o externo a la lucha contra toda forma de autoridad. Identificamos a las empresas administradoras de autopistas como una hebra importante del tejido que da vida a la red de la dominación, facilitando el avance de la civilización y enriqueciendose con la imposición de un urbanismo servil a los intereses del poder.
La historia, el pasado y el presente nos muestran que el germen y ejercicio de la autoridad también se ha desarrollado en comunidades que han existido antes de la vida civilizada y tambien se ha manifestado y manifiesta en grupos que se han mantenido fuera o en contra de la civilización. Por eso nuestra lucha es esencialmente ANTIAUTORITARIA. Esto nos obliga a marcar una importante distancia con una autodenominada “tendencia eco-extremista” que ha defendido el ataque indiscriminado, se desmarca de la idea de estar “contra toda autoridad” y reniega de la solidaridad internacional con compañerxs presxs afines en palabra y acción con la anarquía insurreccional. Tales ideas no son para nosostrxs una “evolución” o “algo más radical” sino todo lo contrario. No nos interesa levantar polémicas virtuales con ellxs, preferimos dialogar con nuestrxs compañerxs a través de la acción.
Nuestrxs compañerxs son quienes se posicionan en su vida y en sus actos como enemigxs de toda forma de dominación y ponen en práctica la solidaridad con lxs compañerxs que se mantienen dignxs y en pie de guerra aun estando en las jaulas del poder.
…Compañerxs como Mónica Caballero y Francisco Solar, quienes han elevado nuestro espíritu insurrecto con su serena y desafiante actitud ante los tribunales españoles. Que la solidaridad internacional no cese una vez terminado el juicio!
…Compañerxs como Javier Recabarren, pequeño insurrecto afín a la anarquía muerto en marzo de 2015 al ser atropellado por un bus.
…Compañerxs como Sole y Baleno, quien fue encontrado muerto en una celda del Estado Italiano el 28 de marzo de 1998.
…Compañerxs como Jonny Cariqueo, joven anarquista muerto tras las golpizas de policías que lo detuvieron luego de una marcha por el Día del Joven Combatiente el 29 de marzo de 2008 en la comuna de Pudahuel.
…Compañerxs como Joaquín García, quien el 09 de marzo hirió con un golpe en el rostro al ex jefe de inteligencia de la dictadura Álvaro Corvalán en la prisión de máxima seguridad.
…Compañerxs como lxs irructibles anarquistas de la Conspiración de Células del Feugo, que en estos días enfrentan el juicio por su intento de fuga.
Con nuestrxs compañerxs, seguiremos fortaleciendo nuestro accionar y afilando nuestras ideas.
…En la senda de Severino, Lambros Foundas y Mauricio Morales… ¡A multiplicar las células anárquicas/antiautoritarias de acción multiforme!
Contra todos los jefes.
Contra la civilización y toda forma de autoridad.
¡MUERTE AL ESTADO Y VIVA LA ANARQUÍA!
Célula de Individualistas y Nihilistas Anárquicxs por la Insurrección Antiautoritaria.
Federación Anarquista Informal/Frente Revolucionario Internacional (FAI/FRI)
Tags: Célula de Individualistas y Nihilistas Anárquicxs por la Insurrección Antiautoritaria / FAI-FRI, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Francisco Solar, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Javier Recabarren, Joaquin Garcia, Monica Caballero, Santiago
Posted in Direct Action
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Regarding the trial for the escape plan from Korydallos prison against the members of the C.C.F. something truly incomprehensible is unfolding…
Two of the defendants, Athena Tsakalou and Evi Statiri cannot be present at court during the trial because of certain restrictions as part of their conditional release from pre-trial detention.
During the three times the court convened so far, the same thing happened: the judge calls their names to register their attendance and every time the exact same dialogue follows. The defence attorneys have to explain that both women are under conditional release and if restrictions are violated they will be re-arrested. These restrictions are in the form of house arrest for Athena Tsakalou who lives on Salamina island, while Evi Statiri is not allowed to cross the 1km radius from her residence. (more…)
Letter from Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Urban Guerilla Cell : ‘For Monica and Francisco’ (Greece, Spain)
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Regarding the international call of solidarity for Monica and Francisco we are sending these few words, written with our hearts in complicity…
From 8th to 10th of March the trial of the comrades Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar takes place in Madrid’s High Court. They are accused of an explosive attack at the Basilica del Pillar in Zaragoza. The claim of responsibility was signed by “Insurrectional Commando Mateo Morral”, which according to the indictment belongs to the Coordinated Anarchist Groups that constitute the Spanish division of Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI/IRF).
The arrests of Monica and Francisco at the 13th of November 2013 were just the beginning of a series of anti-anarchist expeditions of the Spanish State (Operation Pandora, Operation Pinata). Their target was the friends and comrades of these 2 imprisoned anarchists, as well as anarchist collectives and squats. More than 40 people were arrested.
On the 28th of October 2015 the Spanish authorities decided to extend the remand of Fransisco and Monica for 2 more years in the midst of constant transfers under the custodial regime FIES 3 (special custodial conditions). The district attorney has already suggested 44 years of imprisonment to each, while in her venomous peroration, she used the international terrorism hysteria, after the Paris attack from ISIS, and she even compared the anarchist cells of action to jihadists!!!
Monica and Fransisco were already in the “black list” of the authorities, from their former imprisonment in the Chilean prisons because of the “Bombs Case”…
We are not lawyers to talk about the evidence of this case… but we know that a bomb in a church is a liberating action… Every temple is a monument of the defeat of Man.
Thousands of robe-wearing scarecrows are making loads of money by putting to sleep willing crowds of believers. They are selling a spot at their fake heaven, while they themselves go around in ironclad limos, private jets and luxurious yachts.
They are offering crumbs of philanthropy; at the same time their personal bank accounts are overflowing with money in banks where they are themselves shareholders…
They are merchandizing “Hope” in order to be able to manipulate the fear of the economic crisis, of the existential dead ends and of the dissimilitude.
They are preaching resignation and blind submission, in order to hide the fumes of the child pornography scandals and the plague that prevails in their social circles.
For this reason, we choose to be profane against the pious people…
Every time a church is blown up, freedom obtains some meters of earth above the
debris of the explosion.
Monica and Francisco won’t be alone in the court. Every revolting heart will pulsate at the rhythm of their hearts.
Our bet is to synchronize our hearts with our actions to take back our freedom… for Monica… for Francisco… for everyone…
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Urban Guerilla Cell FAI-IRF
Tags: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire - Urban Guerilla Cell, Francisco Solar, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Letter, Monica Caballero, Spain, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
CCF Escape Case: “The perpetual move towards freedom…” by Christos Tsakalos of the CCF / FAI-FRI (Greece)
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
“It’s like playing a game with marked cards… You know that the odds are against you, but you keep playing… What for… but in order to continue the game… And to find others in the future to win the game… This is our heritage… ”
On February 15 the trial for the escape plan of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire began. A total of 28 people are being tried, including our relatives and other people who have no connection to the case.
As Conspiracy of Cells of Fire we have taken on the responsibility for the plan and its practical/technical preparation (weapons, explosives, rockets, stolen vehicles) found in the hideouts of the organization.
But the answer to what led us to the decision to escape, the judges and cops won’t find it neither in the weapons nor in the explosives or the decrypted messages found.
Anyone can find the answer as long as he listens to the rattling of the chains worn on him, chains baptized as freedom. A “freedom” which exchanged our life with cables, devices and screens… a “freedom” wearing the mask of a happy slave… But there is nothing real behind the mask…
Life is being strangled by the blackmail of the financial tyranny, the underpaid sweat of labor dungeons, the batons, tear gas and bullets of repression…
Meanwhile, the skies are raining death with bombs that turn entire countries into mass graves, small children washed up dead on the shores of the Aegean and thousands of people deserted in concentration camps…
At the same time, the lie is turned to truth from the journalist’s propaganda, technology controls our moments and emotions, the spectacle flashily dresses our loneliness, and the Western man becomes victimizer and victim of his amnesia, as he forgot what it means to live free. This is the answer to not only why someone should escape from prison, but also to become a fugitive from the legal life of an obedient being…
These thoughts are the abettor of our getaway. If we could, we would dig the walls even with our own nails to escape and to dig up the arms for the cause of freedom and revolution. And no matter how many of those attempts fail, or how many heads break onto the prison bars, at the end the bars will bend.
Because the stocks cannot be counted neither with weapons nor with explosives but with the belief that this world must be demolished, to let freedom blossom.
Both the judges and cops know us to be stubborn… That’s why they chose to take our relatives as hostages. To blackmail us emotionally and wrest our silence. But there will never be a cease fire between us and power…
The judicial authorities in 10,000 pages of files, try to make their lie a more convincing lie and call 20 witnesses (half of them executives of the anti-terrorist service) to confirm this. They accuse my mother, Evi (wife of my brother) and Christos (brother of the comrade C. Polydoros) as members of “the terrorist organization CCF”.
Their conviction has already been ordered from the palaces of power. This is a sample of the arrogance of a power that believes it’s playing without an opponent.
This trial is a poll of the struggle… In short, we must violently interrupt the onslaught of an iron repression, which, since it can not make us kneel, aims at our people.
But the challenge is not only to subvert the judicial coup that blackmails us through the persecution of our relatives, but also to transfer the fear to the homes of the enemy. Where they think they are invulnerable. And if the tracks of repression marching are already reverberating… it’s time for our own weapons to be heard.
“One day we will have to gamble for everything”, against all our yesterdays of postponement, without hesitation to stand abreast our executioners… it’s us or them…
Absence deletes people.. but there are those who are missing in exile or confined in one kilometer of “Freedom” and are present in our hearts… People just like Athena, Evi and finally Christos, because today to remain human is by itself an act of courage..
Our day will come…
Christos Tsakalos – Member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / F.A.I.
– Translated by A-politiko.
Tags: Athens, CCF Escape case, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Letter
Posted in Prison Struggle
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
1. Turn up the Heat.
2. Communique by CCF – Urban Guerilla Cell.
3. ‘Forever Guilty’ – Text by Panagiotis Argirou on the trial for the 250 attacks of the CCF / FAI-IRF.
4. ‘Against the Slander of Civil Anarchism’ by Sureños Incivilizados (Chile)
5. Civitavecchia, Italy: FAI/FRI take responsibility for an explosive attack on the city court.
6. Athens, Greece: FAI take responsibility for two incendiary attacks.
7. Athens, Greece: FAI take responsibility for an explosion at Tax Office.
8. Direct Action Chronology.
9. Police allege helicopter escape attempt by revolutionary comrades held hostage in Korydallos Prison, implicate comrade in clandestinity Pola Roupa of Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)
Tags: Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Dark Nights, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Italy, Panagiotis Argirou, PDF, Pola Roupa, Revolutionary Struggle, Sabotage, Sureños Incivilizados, Zine
Posted in Library
Police allege helicopter escape attempt by revolutionary comrades held hostage in Korydallos Prison, implicate comrade in clandestinity Pola Roupa of Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Over the last days an anti-terrorist media spectacle is unfolding in Greece. Police released a statement about an incident of attempted helicopter hijack on 21 February; a woman using a fake ID card and apparently with the description of Pola Roupa, clandestine member of R.O. – Revolutionary Struggle attempted to hijack a helicopter departing from Thebes with a pistol. The woman had booked a flight to pick up 5 people at a pre-arranged route, but caused the pilot at gunpoint to change direction towards Attica. At one point, the pilot fought back, being an ex-policeman, who claimed to have recognised Roupa through media photographs. He tried to take the pistol, leading to a struggle which ended in the helicopter being brought down with two bullet holes in the windshield and one in the instrument panel. The woman then escaped and so far has not been captured. Police recovered a pistol mag, headphones and a wig which were sent for forensic analysis. The police believe that this was an attempt to spring imprisoned member of Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis, from Korydallos Prison, and they also speak as well of anarchist comrade Antonis Stamboulos, bank robber Giorgos Petrakakos and “at least 2 to 3 members” of R.O. – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire who are suspected of participating. The police now attempt to reconstruct the “synchronisation” of the imprisoned comrades and locate the woman who made the defeated hijacking operation.
Maziotis is held in the isolation dungeon which is the basement of the Woman’s Section of Korydallos, where members of R.O. – November 17 and R.O. – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire are also held. Searches by the security forces took place in all parts of the isolation basement yesterday night revealing absolutely nothing.
Tags: 17 November, Antonis Stamboulos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Giorgos Petrakakos, Greece, Korydallos Prison, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, Revolutionary Struggle
Posted in Prison Struggle
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
To the anarchist “space”.
i. The call.
Every call for action, like “Black December“, is an attempt to coordinate our forces. It is an effort to interrupt the normal flow of reality. It is a plan to invade it with our own characteristics and subvert it. It is a poll of our desire for anarchy here and now, and of our ability to confront the forces of order. It is an occasion for people acquainted or not, to meet in the field of action and try to raid the palaces of the state, organized and abruptly. It is an international signal of complicity to all the comrades within and outside the walls that strengthens our solidarity. It is an anarchist agreement which confirms that there are people in all corners of the earth, that without speaking the same language, they coordinate the pulse of their hearts, align their gaze facing the enemy, clench their fists, wear a hood and attack against the social engine of authority, its structures and its relations.
The call of “Black December” had such moments …
And now what? Back to normality?
Each call for action may be just a snapshot of revolt repeating itself, waiting for the next anniversary, the next opportunity, the next “Call” or it might turn into an appointment with history…
To all those for whom anarchy means “I burn behind me the bridges of capitulation and of social peace”, the anarchist action has not any date of beginning or end…
Thus, the bet of “Black December” actually unlocks a larger bet. A bet for those whose calendar of attack is constantly stuck in today, here and now. The challenge of creating an autonomous anarchist pole for the organization of the anarchist urban guerrilla. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Black December, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire - Urban Guerilla Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front
Posted in Direct Action
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
According to information we have received, Fabio Dusco, who is currently on trial accused of aiding the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire in their failed escape bid, began a hunger strike on the 16th of February, 2016. Fabio was recently kidnapped from Korydallos prison by anti-terrorism police and forcibly transferred to the Removal Center on Petrou Ralli St where he is expected to remain for the duration of the trial. His forced transfer and the forced DNA extraction and assault against anarchist comrade Panagiotis Aspiotis sparked ongoing protest mobilizations by the prisoners at Korydallos. We will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.
Solidarity with Fabio and the ongoing prison struggle in Greece!