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18-20 July: German prisoners to hunger-strike in solidarity with Greek prisoners against the new prison system and as an expression of international prisoners solidarity

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

This is a message from German prisoners. They are going to go on hunger-strike between the 18th and the 20 of July. Marco Camenisch, long-term eco-anarchist radical prisoner in Switzerland will also participate. This is an expression of the international prisoners solidarity with the struggle of the Greek prisoners against the new prison system. More info to come…

solidarity is our weapon

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“An alle Mitgefangenen,

Geht um die Hungerstreikenden Gefangenen in Griechenland

In Griechenland wehren sich seit dem 23. Juni tausende Gefangene mit einem Hungerstreik gegen Gesetze zur Einrichtung von Hochsicherheitsgefängnissen.

An dem Protest nehmen bereits fast 4000 der etwa 12000 in griechischen
Knästen Eingesperrten teil.

Daher wird aus Solidarität und Anteilnahme die bundesweiter Hungerstreik
aufgerufen.

Bereits in Berlin und einigen Haftanstalten in Bayern wurde der Termin
für den 18.-20.Juli hierfür angesetzt.

Gez. Gefangenen-Gewerkschaft

Andreas Krebs
Marco Camenisch
Oliver Rast



English version

“To all fellow prisoners,

This is about the hunger striker prisoners in Greece

In Greece since June 23 thousands of prisoners fight back with a hunger strike against laws establishing High-security prisons.

At the protest already almost 4000 of about 12,000 of those imprisoned in Greek prisons are taking part.

Therefore, for solidarity and sympathy, a nationwide hunger strike is invoked.

Already in Berlin and some prisons in Bayern was the start date of 18-20 July recognized.

Gez. Prisoners’ union

Andreas Krebs
Marco Camenisch
Oliver Rast

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Ticino: Solidarity banner for prisoners struggle in Greece (Switzerland)

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Here we are with a good picture of solidarity to the prisoners struggle in Greek prisons from Ticino, Switzerland.

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Ελληνικές φυλακές: Αναστολή της μαζικής απεργίας πείνας κρατουμένων – Greek prisons: Suspension of mass prisoners hunger strike – Erklärung zur Beendigung des Massenhungerstreikes in Griechenland

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Σήμερα, Τρίτη 1 Ιουλίου, αναστέλλουμε τη μαζική πανελλαδική απεργία πείνας που είχαμε ξεκινήσει ενάντια στο νομοσχέδιο στις φυλακές υψίστης ασφαλείας.

Αναστέλλουμε την απεργία πείνας, αλλά δεν τερματίζουμε την κινητοποίησή μας. Αντίθετα ανακτούμε τις δυνάμεις μας και προειδοποιούμε το υπουργείο ότι δεν πρόκειται να δεχτούμε τη λειτουργία του ελληνικού Γκουαντάναμο ούτε στον Δομοκό ούτε πουθενά.

Παραμένουμε καχύποπτοι απέναντι στις βελτιωτικές προτάσεις του υπουργείου που θα κατατεθούν την Πέμπτη (3/7) και είμαστε έτοιμοι αν χρειαστεί να αγωνιστούμε με ΚΑΘΕ ΜΕΣΟ για να ματαιώσουμε το νομοσχέδιο-έκτρωμα για τις φυλακές υψίστης ασφαλείας.

Γνωρίζουμε ότι τίποτα δε θα βελτιωνόταν αν δεν κάναμε την απεργία πείνας. Ας γνωρίζει όμως και το υπουργείο πως απέναντι στην οργανωμένη σιωπή που επιβάλλουν τα Μέσα Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης αποκρύπτοντας τη ΜΑΖΙΚΟΤΕΡΗ ΑΠΕΡΓΙΑ ΠΕΙΝΑΣ που έχει γίνει (4500 κρατούμενοι απεργοί πείνας), από εδώ και πέρα, αλλάζουμε τα μέσα αγώνα και αν χρειαστεί θα προχωρήσουμε σε δυναμικότερες μορφές αντίστασης. Ο νοών νοείτω…

πρωτοβουλία επιτροπής αγώνα φυλακών

Today, Tuesday 1 July we interrupt the collective pan-Greek hunger strike we started against the law making process for the high security prisons.

We interrupt the hunger strike, but we don’t end the mobilization. Rather we gather strength and we warn the Ministry of Justice that we won’t accept the working of a Greek Guantanamo, in Domokos or anywhere.

We shall be aware and opposed to the proposals of the Ministry that will be announced on Thursday, and we are ready if need be, to struggle with ANY MEANS to attack (bloodily) the legal process of building the high security prisons.

We know that nothing would be made public if we had not started the hunger strike.

Let it be known to the Ministry that against the organized silence of mass media is the BIGGEST HUNGER STRIKE that has happened (4500 participants) and that from now on we change the means of struggle and if need be we will move to dynamic forms of resistance. “Care to the carer/guards…”

Initiative for struggle in prisons



Erklärung zur Beendigung des Massenhungerstreikes in Griechenland

Heute Dienstag, den 1. Juli, habe wir den landesweiten kollektiven Hungerstreik, der in Hochsicherheitsgefängnissen gegen den Gesetzentwurf begonnen hatte, beendet. Wir beenden den Hungerstreik, aber nicht unseren Kampf. Stattdessen erneuern wir unsere Kräfte und warnen das Ministerium, dass wir einen Betrieb des griechischen Guantánamo nie akzeptieren werden, weder in Domokos noch sonstwo. Wir bleiben den Vorschlägen für die Verbesserung des Dienstes gegenüber misstrauisch, welche uns am Donnerstag vorgelegt werden und wir sind bereit, wenn nötig, mit ALLEN MITTELN kämpfen, um dieses Geschwür eines Gesetzesvorschlag für ein Hochsicherheitsgefängnis zu bodigen. Wir wissen, dass nichts verbessern würde, wenn wir es den Hungerstreik. Wir lassen das Ministerium hiermit wissen, dass wir gegen das organisierte Verschweigen der Medien des am breitesten abgestützten je durchgeführten Hungerstreiks (4500 hungerstreikenden Gefangenen), von nun an, die Mittel des Kampfes wechseln, und wenn nötig dynamischere Formen des Widerstands anwenden werden. Dabei bedarf es keiner weiteren Erklärung…

Initiativkomitee des Kampfes im Gefängnis



via RHI-SRI

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1/7/14: End of the massive prisoners hunger strike (Greece)

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

End of the massive hunger strike in Greek prisons

After 8 days of hunger strike the prisoners in Greece decided to end it and continue the mobilization with other means.

At the end of the hunger strike around 4500 prisoners were participating.

Our comrades Michalis Nikolopoulos,, Panagiotis Argirou and Nikolas Romanos are good in their health and out of hospital!!!!

May health and chaos be within you!

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Assorted news from the prisoners hunger strike (Greece)

Monday, June 30th, 2014

There’s many incidents occurring around the struggle of the prisoners in Greece right now. Against the Type C prisons and the new prison regime.

Check out the constant coverage by Contra-Info here:

http://en.contrainfo.espiv.net/tag/greek-prisons/

And also the solidarity news from Act For Freedom Now:

Solidarity Leaflets given out in London 28/6/14 with the hunger strikers in the Greek prisons! – London – uk

SOME UPDATES ON THE HUNGER STRIKE IN THE GREEK PRISONS – Greece

UPDATE ON THE ANARCHISTS ON HUNGER STRIKE IN ΚΟRIDALLOS PRISON AND INFO FROM ATHENS DEMO AND MORE…

Athens – 28.6.14 VIDEO AND PHOTOS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE C’ TYPE PRISONS IN GREECE

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29/6/14: Seventh day of the prisoners hunger strike (Greece)

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Dozens of inmates went to the hospital. More specifically, 2 inmates from Corfu prison, some inmates from Amfisa prison and the rest of them from Koridallos prison. They were going to the hospital and most of them were sent back after being given an injection of dextrose!

Comrades Panagiotis Argirou, Michalis Nikolopoulos and Nikos Romanos remains in the hospital after having a fight for not taking intravenous fluids and dextrose!

Here is a video from the prisoners of A wing of Koridallos deciding to refuse the night lockdown for one hour with force!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ORAyiPehfv8&feature=share

May health and chaos be within you!

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27/6/14: Fifth day of the massive prisoners hunger strike (Greece)

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Two more jails joined the struggle, the prison of Corinth with 50 inmates and the prison of island Kw.

At the prison of Corfu 40 more inmates joined the struggle after taking courage from a demonstration that took place outside of the prison.

At Koridallos prison, Athens, more than 20 prisoners have been transferred to the hospital yesterday (27/6/14) and today morning (28/6/14) our comrades-members of CCF Panagiotis Argirou and Michalis Nikolopoulos are in the hospital also!

Due to the voting of the law about Type-C prisons on Wednesday 3/7/14 we have
decided to make the struggle toughest, so in the next few days a lot of people will go to the hospital!

Yesterday night (27/6/14), the inmates of Koridallos prison delayed with force the night lockdown of the prison for 1 hour to demonstrate that the last days that a lot of inmates are going to the medical facility of the prison and the hospital. There is no medical personnel to take care of them!!

Also it was an answer to the fact that the prison staff went on strike preventing the inmates having visits with lawyers and their family while the inmates are in hunger strike!

The struggle continues…
… until victory!!!!

May health and chaos be within you all!!!!

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Message of Olga Economidou, CCF: Imprisoned Members Cell, about her participation in the hunger strike against maximum security prisons (Greece)

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Inter Arma received and translated:

There are two cases of people in this world. The ones who voluntarily let their life be wasted passively inside locked days, one after another, and the ones who dream with their eyes open and want to destroy all the world’s locks that cage our life behind bars, inside walls, in habits, rules, laws… Do not look for us in the first group…. Since today, Wednesday 25th of July, I participate in the hunger strike against the functioning of Domokos’ Guantanamo.

Strength-Solidarity-Complicity

Olga Economidou – Imprisoned Members Cell/CCF

Women’s prison

25/06/2014

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Solidarity demo in Zurich for anti-FIFA & hungerstrikers in Greek prisons (Switzerland)

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The street sign of „FIFA-Strasse“, which was disassembled at the
manifestation at 14 June in front of the head office of FIFA in Zurich, was passed us on today.

In solidarity with all struggles against and around the World Cup in Brasil we fight against the capitalistic exploitation of football through FIFA and the other exponents of capital.

In Greece the capital punishment is now called Prison Type C.
“We fight and resist for our dignity”, wrote the fighting prisoners, which are in hunger strike since monday, 23.06.2014.
Our solidarity shall also be a weapon in this struggle!

International solidarity is our arme!

RHI-SRI

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25/6/14: Brief news of the 3rd day of the hunger strike (Greece)

Thursday, June 26th, 2014



The photo is from a prisoner from Domokos prison.

This is the 3rd day of the hunger strike 25/6/14.

Koridallos, Athens: 1,480 inmates

Patras: 550 inmates

Grevena: 400 inmates

Larissa: 300 inmates

Chania, Crete: 280 inmates

Domokos (where the Greek State intends to establish the first maximum security
Type-C prison): 300 inmates

Amfissa: 200 inmates

Corfu: 120 inmates

Trikala: 120 inmates

Malandrino (where Ilir Kareli took the life of a miserable torturer-guard): 120 inmates

Avlonas (juvenile prison): 120 inmates

Nigrita, Serres (where prisoner Ilir Kareli was recently murdered by torturers-guards): 280 inmates

Nafplion: 50 inmates

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Brief news from the hungerstrike (Greece)

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Brief notice about the second day of the massive hunger strike in Greek prisons:

At the Αυλώνα prison, which is a teenagers prison, 2 prisoners went to the hospital. At Grevena prison there is no doctor and the prisoners that don’t feel well are not going to the hospital, but the authorities inject them with an unknown thing and send them back to their cells. Around 80 anarchists were arrested in Athens while demonstrating at the house of the Prime Minister Antwnh Samara against the new law for the prisons.
Below you can read the participants of the hunger strike on the second day 24/6/14 in numbers.

Συμμετέχουν = Participate
Φυλακές = Prisons
Κρατούμενοι = Prisoners

Μια γενικότερη χαρτογράφηση της απεργίας πείνας:

Φυλακές κορυδαλλού : Συμμετέχουν 1300 κρατούμενοι.

Φυλακές Κέρκυρας: Συμμετέχουν 120 κρατούμενοι.

Φυλακές Αυλώνα: Συμμετέχουν 100 κρατούμενοι

Φυλακές Νιγρίτα Σερρών: Συμμετέχουν 80 κρατούμενοι και αύριο ο αριθμός αναμένεται να φτάσει στους 200.

Φυλακές Δομοκού: Συμμετέχουν πεντε πτέρυγες, δηλαδή 300 κρατούμενοι πλεον αφου
προστεθηκε σήμερα η μια. Ενω η υπόλοιπη φυλακή στηρίζει με καθολική αποχή συσσιτίου.

Φυλακές Γρεβενών: Συμμετοχή 400 κρατούμενοι.

Φυλακές Μαλανδρίνου: Συμμετέχουν 120 κρατούμενοι.

Φυλακές Πατρών: Συμμετέχουν περίπου 550 κρατούμενοι.

Φυλακές Αλικαρνασσού: Καθολική αποχή συσσιτίου.

Φυλακές Τρικάλων: 120 κρατούμενοι.

Φυλακές Ναυπλίου: 50 κρατούμενοι.

Φυλακές Διαβατών: Ξεκινούν εκ νέου τις επόμενες ημέρες.

Φυλακές Άμφισσας με 200 κρατούμενους

Φυλακή Λάρισας με 330 κρατούμενους

Φυλακές Χανίων 280 κρατούμενοι

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Solidarity action in Zurich at the Greek general consulate (Switzerland)

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This is a solidarity action in Zurich at the Greek general consulate that we received from Red Help International.

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Solidarity with Greek Prisoners – Text and Photo (Zurich)

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Above: Photo of solidarity from Zürich – Against FIFA and solidarity with the struggle of Greek prisoners.

325 receives and transmits the following:

Against high security prisons

Immediately, after the government reshuffle and the flagrantly closing sessions of the Parliament, the political staff of the local and international capital, gives priority to the voting of the bill for creating high security prisons during the summer sessions of the Parliament. The bill will be submitted for debate on the 17th of June.

The proposed legislation proposes the creation of 3 types of prisons with escalating repression. The debts prisoners will be kept in the “milder” wings called wings Type A. The majority of the prisoners will be “stored” in wings Type B under terrible conditions. Simultaneously, wings Type C are being created for prisoners belonging to the category of “special and prominent danger”.

The target of this bill are the anarchists and the communists, who were imprisoned for their political actions, the undisciplined prisoners, namely those who fight against the cruel reality of imprisonment and finally the prisoners accused for organized crime. (more…)

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Prisoners in struggle announce mass hunger strike (Greece)

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Some news from the Greek prisons: Here there is a big mobilization in almost all Greek prisons against a new law they want to pass for making ‘Type C’ maximum security prisons.

So now the prisoners deny to get in at the noon lockdown, refuse to take the prison food and from Monday 23/6 there is going to start a refusal of prison work and a massive hunger strike in almost all prisons.

May health and chaos be within you!

Contra Info publishes the following statement from Greek prisoners announcing mass hunger strike:

ANNOUNCEMENT OF HUNGER STRIKE

From June 18th, 2014, prisoners in all Greek prisons have abstained from prison meals as a way of protest against the fascist bill for type C prisons, and in defense of the right to furlough and release on parole.

However the minister of Justice and the government insist on ignoring our protest. They have not responded in any way to our just demands, and provocatively aim to pass the bill in summer sessions of the parliament, in their attempt to prevent people’s reaction. (more…)

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Seattle: Banner drop in solidarity with Tacoma, WA hunger strike (USA)

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

325 receives and transmits:

On Friday April 11th, three banners were dropped from different highway overpasses in Seattle. This is in solidarity with the hunger strikers held in the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA, a facility that currently imprisons and deports immigrants from around the United States. This is also for those on hunger strike in a similar facility in Texas, also run by GEO.

The banners read as follows:

Destroy Borders, Chinga la Migra;
Solidarity with NWDC Hunger Strikers;

and
Set Fire to ICE, Solidarity with the Hunger Strikers.

With this small act we send strength to those who refuse the authority of their jailers. We send the message that they are not alone and their struggle is not isolated.

Death to the Jailers,
Fire to the Prisons!

some anarchists

Photos here:

http://tinyurl.com/o9b9s92
http://tinyurl.com/nr8gzxx
http://tinyurl.com/pe33tpp

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