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Posts Tagged ‘Greece’

Letter from the CCF about incidents in the trial of Dimitrakis soli-action (Greece)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ORGANISATION – CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE – On the 10th of June there was the trial in the Evelpidon courts of the case of the occupation of the radio station Sport FM that took place in 2007 in solidarity to anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis, imprisoned for a bank robbery.

From Actforfreedomnow:

On the 10th of June there was the trial in the Evelpidon courts of the case of the occupation of the radio station Sport FM, that took place in 2007 in solidarity to anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis, imprisoned for a bank robbery. The incidents that happened that day and which concern the defendants, among which are also members of our organization, but also those gathered in solidarity and relatives, force us to speak publicly. The blows that the members of the R.O. C.C.F. Panagiotis Argirou, Damiano Bolano, Mihalis Nikolopoulos received, and also some of their co-defendants, from the EKAM (special forces) and the masked special guards of the transfer escort as well as the attack of the riot-cops on those gathered proves what cowardly pigs they are. (more…)

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Transfer of Gerasimos Tsakalos, Imprisoned Member of C.C.F. (Greece)

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

On 16-6-2011 Gerasimos Tsakalos was transferred from the prisons of Corinth to the prisons of Domokos in D1 wing with Damiano Bolano after the carrying out of his disciplinary transfer.

He sends his warm greetings to the comrades of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / Revolutionary Groups of Propagation of Terror, that answered to the call of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire of the first period, carrying out an attack on T-Bank on Panormou street on the 4th of June.

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Accused anarchist comrades Vaggelis Stathopoulos, Christoforos Kortesis and Sarantos Nikitopoulos remain free (Greece)

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Breaking news received about the conditional freedom before trial of the 3 anarchist comrades accused of membership of the Revolutionary Organisation – Revolutionary Struggle. The 3 comrades deny their membership of the aforementioned Revolutionary Organisation, but they never backed down from the social struggle, for which the Greek State wishes to make them and their family/friends pay.

From Actforfreedomnow:

Attempted re-incarceration of three anarchists in Greece averted: Vaggelis Stathopoulos, Christoforos Kortesis and Sarantos Nikitopoulos remain free on bail pending trial.

The Appeals Committee issued a decision today, according to which the three anarchists charged in relation to the Revolutionary Struggle should not be re-incarcerated. The attempted juridical coup d’etat would see anarchists Stathopoulos, Kortesis and Nikitopoulos sent back to prison, despite the supposedly irreversible previous court decision for their release on bail.

The three had been released since April this year under bail conditions.

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Berlin : Attack On Citroen Dealership (Germany)

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

13 June 2011

“We heard a few weeks ago the words “Urgent Appeal for international solidarity!” written by libertarian communists from Athens. For the common fight against the terror of the EU Troika and the police and their armies, which have long worked closely together, we would welcome more of such clear words from Greece.

The antagonistic cooperation projects and clandestine structures in Europe is not as reliant on personal acquaintance, as having regard to the mutual needs and strategic objectives. With us there is no clarity as to what level of militancy (after the disaster in the Marfin Bank) is now accepted and what forms of international solidarity is welcome.

From the cultural and human hell of barbarism in Germany it is against this background to support not just the social or anti social struggles in Greece. The clearer the requirements are formulated, the easier to be guided in the distant strikes against the common enemy. Therefore, we have got this call, and we always expect a clear statement in our international relations.

Specifically, we express our solidarity with the non-reformist protests of the Greek population against the dictatorship of the banks and their parliamentary puppets.

We demand freedom for the prisoners from the armed groups, for the prisoners of the anarchist movement, and for the social prisoners in Greek prisons.

We want to support their fight against the MAT killers, the secret police, the terror of the Nazis, and various specialized units such as Delta.

On 13 June we have so attacked in Berlin-Lichtenberg a Citroën dealer with incendiary devices. Ten cars were destroyed. We opted for Citroën, because this French company supplies vehicles to the Greek police. Greek cops operate with patrol cars from Citroen, preying on migrants and use the technology of this company for the suppression of social tensions.

With our attack on a Berlin Citroën dealer, we show the profiteers of the internal war that there is no clear front. What transports Athens Bulls to their operations, can burn in Berlin before they get there.”

Autonomous group “Christos Tsoutsouvis”

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Inmates’ letter from the Greek prisons, in solidarity to the persecuted for the Revolutionary Struggle case (Greece)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

‘The insurgents are right’

On Thursday, June 9th, 2011, the three anarchist fighters Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vaggelis Stathopoulos, Christoforos Kortesis are confronted with a juridical paradox. After an appeal filed by the advocate of the Supreme Court [Areios Pagos], the Appellate Judges Council [Symvoulio Efeton] of Athens (following orders from above) is prepared to re-judge the fate of their physical liberty –although all three of them were recently released on bail after a decree issued by the same council. (more…)

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We, the Tenebrous; We, the Terrorists – About the Arson Attack against Fighters in Athens (Greece)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Via Contrainfo, an open letter from G.Ch. and Vaggelis Stathopoulos, anarchist comrade accused of membership of the Revolutionary Organisation – Revolutionary Struggle, for which he denies his participation. However, Vaggelis never hid his anarchist ideas and activities, for which now the modern totalitarian State aims to make both himself and his social and family environment suffer.

Targeted attack with double recipient

On June 7th, at 4.30 after midnight an arson attack was acted out against my mother’s car that I drove lately, since the police refuses to return my vehicle after 14 months, which is held on the pretext of investigation. Along with my mother’s private car, a targeted attack took place against the motorcycle of my childhood friend and comrade who had the misfortune that I lent the car to him for a few days.

The attack came shortly before dawn, just below my friend’s house which is only a block away from the police station of the neighbourhood. Specifically, a black car, Jeep type with tinted windows and no plates (reminds you of something?) stopped alongside the narrow street, where the co-driver got down and threw a large quantity of flammable liquid on both vehicles, having ensured to place rags soaked in flammable liquid at the headlight of the motorcycle while he left a large jerry can on the roof of my mother’s car. (more…)

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Letter from Damiano Bolano, imprisoned anarchist comrade of the Revolutionary Organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, from Domokos prison (Greece)

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Until the end…

“We will shout: grab the axes! We will strike mercilessly the authorities without sparring our blows since they do not either. We will vanish them from the squares when their gang of dogs dares to show up there. We will vanish them from the cobbled streets of the countryside and the avenues of the capital. We will vanish them from the villages. Remember that when this happens, whoever is not with us, will be against us, an enemy. And we will use every method in order to exterminate an enemy.”

I recognize myself as a member of the Revolutionary Organisation – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and from now on as a captive of war. A war which indirectly has been declared dozens of centuries now, from the dominators against the dominated, not making its presence perceivable in order that those subjugated live in illusions of freedom, and directly towards the anarchist revolutionaries and each decent person that is not subjugated and resists the smooth operation of the governmental mechanism. (more…)

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Christos Politis : Days of War (Greece)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

From Viva la Anarquía! (May 31, 2011), via This Is Our Job:

On December 4, 2010, Christos Politis and a number of other comrades were arrested during a massive counterterrorist operation covering the Athens metropolitan area. Three weeks ago, Politis was conditionally released on charges pending trial. The following was written during his time in Grevena prison.

Tuesday

“Medication! Come get your medication. Bring your water.” The orderly reminds us of our daily date with apathy. He has a bunch of little packets in his hand, and each one has a name. While you can accuse the prison administration for lacking even the most basic items, you certainly can’t say the same about the dosage that always arrives on time. Akineton, Hipnosedon, Largactil, Lexotanil, Seroquel, Effexor, Remeron. And if you still haven’t calmed down, two tablets of Alobertin will make you stupid for months. (more…)

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Solidarity actions for Social Centre Satama, Roma migrants and anarchist prisoners (Finland)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

The following communique was originally published in the Finnish anarchist portal Takku.net. During the last weekend an Islamist blogger tried to take credit for the bomb and molotov cocktails, until an anarchist communique was published on Monday 6.6.11, putting the attacks within the anti-state/anti-capitalist frame of struggle. Mainstream media news can be found here: 1 & 2

From the comrades:

“Tuesday night 13.4.2011 we burned five dumpsters at Pukinmäki train station in Helsinki. We also wrote some slogans for free spaces on some walls.

During the next two nights we burned dumpsters at several places in the city of Vantaa.

Tuesday 19.4. we attacked the police; we set up a bonfire on the street, and when the police showed up, we greeted them with stones and paint bombs. The police responded by attacking the nearby Social Centre Satama, which they found empty after a long siege and assault inside.

During the night 31.5.-1.6. in the district of Pukinmäki, Helsinki, we closed the Kenttätie-road, frequently used by the police, by setting several dumpsters on fire.

Early Friday morning 3.6. in the Helsinki district of Pasila, we put a bomb under Turvatiimi’s (a private security company) car. Although the bomb was fully functional, we decided not to explode it, to ensure that bystanders and workers in other nearby companies wouldn’t be put in danger. This is also why we placed the bomb so that everyone in the courtyard could see it.

Early Saturday morning 4.6. we attacked two gas stations with molotov cocktails in the Helsinki district of Tapaninvainio.

Monday morning 6.6. we called bomb threats to the following embassies: Belarus, Russia, Spain, Mexico, Chile, United States, Germany, Greece, Italy.

We chose these countries because of the ongoing struggles there. We wanted to make the representatives of these countries feel a bit of the fear, that our anarchist comrades face in their everyday struggle against the violence machine of the state.

With these attacks we want to show our solidarity to the comrades of Social Centre Satama and their struggle for free space. We also send revolutionary greetings to the Roma migrants in Helsinki, who are oppressed daily by the violent apparatus of the state.

With these attacks we also express our support to every anarchist prisoner, and want to remind that the struggle will continue despite the attempts at repression by the state. The time of empty talk is over, long live anarchy!

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Solidarity actions across Greece ahead of the trial of the anarchist Aris Seirinidis on June 8th (Greece)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Poster for Aris

From: Occupied London:

Aris Seirinidis is an anarchist who was arrested on the evening of May 3rd, 2010, in central Athens, at a police check-point set up for an irrelevant to him case. Initially he faced a misdemeanor charge but in the end the anti-terrorist unit pulled out a forgotten case related to the shooting of a police riot van in the area of Exarcheia in the summer of 2009, which became known by the media as ‘the case of the pistolero with the sombrero and flip flops’ (due to the attire worn by the person that carried out the shooting).

The main ‘evidence’ against Aris was the matching of DNA taken from his wallet after his arrest with DNA found on one of the many surgical mask strewn around Exarcheia (due to a demo and rioting that had taken place in the summer of 2009, exactly the previous to the incident day) that was collected on the day of the shooting.

Aris’ trial will commence tomorrow, June 8th – and today has seen a series of actions across Greece in his support.

In Athens, the Council of State was blockaded by anarchists this morning. In Thessaloniki, a local radio station (fm100) was occupied and solidarity texts were read out on air. In Thessaloniki, Ioannina and Xanthi, anarchists will be setting up PA’s (mikrofoniki) and distributing texts in solidarity.

A motorcycle demonstration will commence from Athens’ Propylaea today at 17.30 and a solidarity gathering will take place at the courthouse tomorrow at 9 am, at the first-degree courthouse (Protodikeio) of Athens at 4, Degleri Str.

About the case of Aris Seirinidis (Solidarity fund for prisoners in struggle)
Letter from the anarchist comrade Aris Seirinidis (Act for freedom now)

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Against the Frame-up of anarchist comrades Christoforos Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos and Vaggelis Stathopoulos (Greece)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Poster for the 3

From Contra-Info:

THIS UNPRECEDENTED JURIDICAL COUP D’ETAT WILL NOT PASS!

The three comrades Christoforos Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos and Vaggelis Stathopoulos who are accused for participation in the urban guerrilla group ‘Revolutionary Struggle’ but have repeatedly denied all charges against them, have now received summons for Thursday, June 9th, at 10am ordering them to (re)present before the Appellate Judges Council that will (re)decide whether ‘to extend the pretrial detention or not.’

On the same day at 12.30, the defense lawyers of all persons involved in the same case have been called to present before the council which will issue the decree for the trial, judging who will be brought to trial and on what charges.

The juridical manipulative approach (or otherwise ‘orders from above’) for the re-imprisonment of the three anarchists, is now more than visible. What do the judges mean by the phrase ‘to extend the pretrial detention or not’ given the fact that the comrades are no longer in pretrial detention but were released on bail nearly two months ago, after an unanimous and (supposedly under the State laws) irrevocable decision issued by the Appellate Judges Council?

Does the Appellate Judges Council forget (?) to indicate that they will not decide but re-decide? It’ll be the second time (unprecedented in legal history records) that the same issue will be examined (it seems that the first judgment did not ‘fit’ in the imaginative scenarios which the anti-terrorist unit has set up regarding the three comrades). In fact, already their imprisonment has lasted twelve months, and the State laws stipulate that no council has jurisdiction to re-imprison them until they face trial.

Counter-information and solidarity PA’s (microphonics) gathering
Sunday, June 5th, 4pm, Propylaea, Athens

SOLIDARITY GATHERING
Thursday, June 9th, 9.30am, Court of Appeals, Loukareos Str., Athens

WE WILL NOT LEAVE ANY COMRADE ALONE – DOWN YOUR LIMBS FROM OUR COMRADES – VAGGELIS, CHRISTOFOROS AND SARANTOS

PLEASE KEEP US POSTED ON IMMEDIATE ACTIONS WORLDWIDE
IN SOLIDARITY TO THE 3 ANARCHISTS

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Update on C.C.F. trial 2/6/11 Athens (Greece)

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

From Actforfreedomnow.

Update on C.C.F. trial

The defendants in the trial for the organisation “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” might leave the court again. The reason is, the decision of the court to project in the trial dozens of photographs from their personal moments, that were found in cds and dvds that were confiscated along with their personal computers.

Snapshots from trips, carnival disguises, games, even certain… naked photographs are among the material that the Three-member appeals Court decided to show in front of all who watch the trial, despite the fact nothing of that is related with the actions of the official charges. (more…)

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Banks smashed in Bristol (UK)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

1 June 2011

From IMC UK:

Action against banks claimed in Solidarity with Stokes Croft rebels.

In the early hours of June 1st TWO banks on Gloucester Road in Bristol had the majority of their windows and ATMs smashed out with hammers. This was in despite of the still increasing number of high quality security cameras along that stretch of road and the surrounding area, and despite of the fact that those involved knew it was a well used police route. Bleached clean hammers were used to avoid finger prints and masks and all disposable clothes were used for the cameras. (more…)

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Letter from Dimitris Hadjivasiliadis, anarchist prisoner (Greece)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Dimitris is an anarchist who was arrested in Athens earlier this year after police stopped and controlled him, finding a pistol.

To all those who perceive my captivity as a point of showing governmental terrorism, to all those who perceive my captivity as a capable point of promoting new resistances, to all those who perceive my captivity as a starting point of promotion of the insurrectional struggle.

From the 2nd of February I am a hostage in a prison of the state. Because of the fact that I was at a spot occasionally checked by the police-terrorism mechanism, armed. The police used this coincidence and put forward my detention, because I am an anarchist. My imprisonment is another attempt of deterioration of the insurrectionist social struggle, an enterprise of inactivation of one more fighting person and intimidation of those who resist the governmental – capitalistic savagery. (more…)

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Letter from Christoforos Kortesis, imprisoned anarchist accused of membership of Revolutionary Struggle (Greece)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

About the unprecedented judicial approach of my (re) imprisonment

Freedom, the dignity as a field to hold games of power or alternatively… a judicial coup d’etat of the modern democracy (junta?).

One year after my cinematographic arrest and my imprisonment with the charge of participation in the organisation Revolutionary Struggle and of each separate action of it, without extravagances and drum sounds came my release with a unanimous decision of the Council of Judges of appeals of Athens (6-04-2011). A decision that to me tends to brings my case to its real dimensions (complete lack of evidence against me), besides the initial cinematographic police-judicial production. (more…)

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