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Posts Tagged ‘Letter’

Letter from Gerasimos Tsakalos, imprisoned member of the CCF (Greece)

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Letter concerning my sudden transfer to the prisons of Corinth.

I remain free even as a prisoner…

Saturday 21st of May, while I had been transported a few days earlier from the prisons of Malandrinou to the prisons of Koridallos for the formal examination of the six-month period of my detention, they call me for my transfer back. (more…)

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'Operation Outlaw' update from Bologna (Italy)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Four of the five comrades imprisoned in Bologna following ‘Operation Outlaw’ (6th April 2011) were moved to other prisons. Here are their new addresses:

Anna Maria Pistolesi

Casa Circondariale di Modena
Via Carlo Poma 3
46100 Mantova
Italy

Martino Trevisan

Casa Circondariale di Vercelli
Via del Rollone 19
13100 Vercelli
Italy

Stefania Carolei

Casa Circondariale di Vigevano
Via Gravellona 240
27029 Vigevano (PV)
Italy

Nicusor Roman

Casa Circondariale di Como
Via Bassano 11
22100 Como
Italy

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Maddalena, one of the comrades subjected to judicial restrictions in the same operation, was arrested and taken to prison on 12th May, apparently for breaking those restrictions. Her address is:

Maddalena Calore

Casa Circondariale Rebibbia III
Via Bartolo Longo 92
00156 Roma
Italy

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Before she was transferred to Vigevano, Stefania wrote what follows from the ‘Dozza’ prison:

I realize that my attention is now strongly centred on ‘life’ inside prison. My interest towards what happens outside these walls is alive and vigilant but my tension is centred on the participation in this pervert world inside which I was thrown. My analysis and considerations on the repressive operation that hit us will emerge from this piece of writing (if it ever manages to go out). Outside you can draw a more articulated definition; and two of the comrades imprisoned with me, Martino and Robert, have already done this in an excellent way, according to their different tensions. What could I add? That power represses, represses and can’t do anything else?

We live in a time when those who decide the rules of the game are taking possession of everything without leaving anything at all to their subjects, not even in exchange for the latter’s submission.

They grab with anxious greedy what is left of a fleeced world, and try to suffocate with all means, in blood or in jail, the frightening threat of seeing their safes attacked by ‘barbaric hordes’. The internal enemy is to be crushed down and swept away in the dustbin of history. Perhaps never before as in this case, I mean Bologna and Florence, the intention has been so clear to hit in order to eliminate thoughts and practices that worry the rulers of the capitalist system. A place was seized and closed [Fuoriluogo]. This is a step forward beyond arrests and judicial restrictions. It is serious, so serious that it should have produced an alarmed and widespread shake. But, according to what I read in your letters, this didn’t really happen. Solidarity is strong but it is coming from the same comrades who have been close to us for a long time. I shouldn’t even say solidarity but rather direct involvement in an attack that is taking space away from Fuoriluogo now, but which shows a dangerous signal to anyone who is still intentioned to struggle against the constituted order. In fact, not even a month later, the comrades from Florence were inflicted the second part of this repressive operation.

In prison the same measures are applied, even if in their extreme and more specific forms, which are adopted to crash and submit those who, outside, must obey and work without complaining, or die of starvation in obsequious silence.

Here rigid prison rules are in force, outside a regime (which expands and changes every day according to the winds) is in force, which decides on the behaviours socially acceptable.

Here there is the sadism of the guards, outside the ruthlessness of bosses and of the servants who protect their market of profit.

Here you are threatened by punitive squads, outside militarised cities suffocate those who live in them.

Here freedom is imprisoned by material bars, outside it is incarcerated in the open air.

Here the rich don’t enter, outside they rule.

Here ‘guilty’ and dispossessed proletarians are kidnapped by the State, outside the State bombard, occupy and colonize territories to be looted and ruled.

Solidarity to the comrades hit by repression in Florence.

The female wing of the ‘Dozza’ prison is rigidly controlled according to a scheme that doesn’t leave space to any exception. We are so few (69 prisoners) that they can put us under strict and obsessive surveillance. Nothing of what we do can escape control, and any little movement depends on their responding to our requests. We are permanently locked up and get out exclusively during daily ‘rituals’. My co-prisoners tell me this situation can’t be found in other prisons and that being sent to the ‘Dozza’ is considered as a further punitive measure.

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Words from imprisoned Greek comrades regarding Mauricio Morales (Greece, Chile)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Compañeros, this was never just a single moment. It has not past. It is never forgotten. Something is always left behind. When negation becomes a conscience decision, and these decisions lead to action, they become wild acts. Not events with a beginning and an end, nor a tragic loss, a torch. A torch that with great courage will light new revolutionary circles, new bodies who actively practice disobedience and are not seduced by an artificial life, light new paths where chaos will grow and realize that which we so impatiently propose. Whats more, something always stays. It is said that ideas are indelible. Here, there, everywhere. Not only for us but everyone. Every one of us forever. Now we have to continue on, walking forward. (more…)

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Letter from Giorgos Karagiannidis (Greece)

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The facts are known more or less: on 17-1-11 began the trial of some of the accused of participation in the Revolutionary Organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. From its beginning it became obvious that democracy had decided to impose its terms, using the attendance of comrades as an occasion to strike in two fields: first to split the bond of the accused with those who come in solidarity in an effort to demean and depoliticize the trial and second to enrich the files of DAEEB (Authority of Confrontation of Special Crimes of Violence), with names and photographs for future use. (more…)

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A Letter by Some Revolutionary Insurrectional Anarchist individuals to the First Anarchist Congress of Mexico (Mexico)

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

From Culmine, translated by War On Society (the text was sent to the Congress but they did not care to share it):

we receive and publish:

* Some Revolutionary Insurrectional Anarchist individuals

Greetings to the First Anarchist Congress of Mexico. We introduce ourselves as individuals who, in sharing the concerns that we explain below, have realized that these concerns are shared by comrades elsewhere who are involved, as we are, in public or open struggle and also in clandestine or insurrectional struggle–this being the reason that we prefer to communicate in writing with the goal of safeguarding our anonymity, not out of cowardice but for our own security. (more…)

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Open letter of Christos Tsakalos, Member of the Revolutionary Organisation C.C.F. (Greece)

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Open letter of Christos Tsakalos, Member of the Revolutionary Organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (R.O. C.C.F.) from the prisons of Koridallos, regarding his attitude and the persecutory procedures

On the 27th of April, Christos Tsakalos, for the case of C.C.F. with the upgraded charge of the managerial executive, was transported to the prisons of Koridallos, after a call for appearance at the judicial council, where he denies to appear.

Today therefore, Wednesday the 27th of April, I announce officially to the judicial authorities, to not “bother me again” with their repeated calls for my presence in the interrogative process, because they will receive my total refusal and my factual contempt. (more…)

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A small contribution of the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire about Solidarity (Greece)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

From Actforfreedomnow/Bourbouras


A small contribution of the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire about Solidarity.


Until the day comes we will remain with the head held high….

1. Solidarity is our weapon.

Many things have been written and said about solidarity. Usually when there have been so many discussions and so many texts have circulated on a matter, it ends up trite, predictable and without any particular interest. It seems as if its content has run out and it’s constantly being repeated.

We believe there are no trite practices, but trite ways of thinking. Particularly today, in the suspicious days we are living in, with the dozens of imprisoned urban guerrillas and anarchists, we should sharpen the blade of solidarity and remove it from its repeated stereotypes that confine us within the nefarious cycle of “freedom to whichever comrade”. (more…)

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Letter from Nicu, imprisoned anarchist of Bologna (Italy)

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Letter from Nicu, one of the anarchists imprisoned in La Dozza prison of Bologna.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

We have never cared about the media lynching and police repression that have been hitting the anarchists and friends of Fuoriluogo for years, not only because we know that in Bologna whoever struggles against the injustices of this world is inflicted the same treatment (harassments, daily controls, phone tapping, searches and arrests) but also because in spite of all these obstacles we have always continued on our own way, with our initiatives and the libertarian spirit animating us. (more…)

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To all delinquents who have expressed solidarity (Italy)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Communiqué from Stefania and Anna, two of the comrades arrested in Bologna on April 6 2011.

Solidarity has come strong and abundant with letters and telegrams, which have been so numerous to make the guards go into a tailspin, and some were even sent by registered post to make sure they arrived. This really warms up our heart.
The charge for those arrested, for those subjected to restrictions and for all the comrades investigated is ‘organized crime’. (more…)

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Letter from newly imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

Friday, April 1st, 2011

On March 14th 2011, 5 comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, O. Ekonomidou, G. Polidoras, G. Nikolopoulos, D. Bolano and Ch. Tsakalos were arrested, here is their letter:

1/4/11

They thought it was over…
But now everything begins again…

We write now locked in our cells, dozens of kilometres away from one another, hostages where we were exiled by the vengefulness of the juridical authorities scattered in the prisons of Greece, Corfu, Komotini, Grevena, Domokos, Thebes…

We write and we are certain that our voice, no matter how they try to bury it in the drowning cells of democracy, has the strength to still shout. To shout for freedom, for inversion, for revolution. Shout for another way of life where we will all be “kings” without slaves. For a world without authority, police and prisons. (more…)

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Letter of Solidarity to the Chilean Comrades on Hunger-Strike (Greece)

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

FROM ANARCHIST PRISONERS : Skouloudis, Tsilianidis, Fessas, Tzifkas, Dimtsiadis

Freedom, as well as bars are firstly and mainly in our heads. There are however moments where it becomes perceptible and with particular intensity the existence of walls around us. Moments where under other circumstances we would risk our skin in order to leave the flames to warm people that are fighting far from us, people that we do not know but we feel them reflecting our egos and what we desire on the other side of the world. (more…)

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Letter from imprisoned anarchist prisoner Aris Sirinidis (Greece)

Monday, February 28th, 2011

On the 9th of March 2011 the urban justice is to judge in a public procedure my “case”. A “case” that was manufactured in the biological laboratories of GADA (central police headquarters in Athens), but was not in any case a product of science fiction.

The political character of my prosecution can, I believe, be summarized in a abomination of the interrogative proposal, with which it was attempted to confirm the decision of my imprisonment. Immediately after the monotonous effort to support the sole, and this of minimal importance, evidence that the police brought as proof of guilt – a surgical mask with my DNA-, the interrogator continues as follows: “Testifying, anyway, the defendant, in his own phraseology, declares himself an anarchist, does not hide his subversive action, he includes himself in the anarchist movement, he considers himself a revolutionary and he wishes to reverse this world, being included in the daily struggle against the state and capitalism”. (more…)

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Letter by the imprisoned anarchist comrades refusing food + Solidarity Demo in Santiago (Chile)

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Around 200 comrades came together to march in the street to the center of Santiago for the release of and in solidarity with all comrades in prison. The comrades kidnapped on August 14th continue the 4th day of the hunger strike, with the clear intention to gain their freedom and end the political-judicial montage they continue to be subjected to, under which those who express solidarity for them are persecuted, watched, and taken hostage. (more…)

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Letter from Polykarpos Georgiadis (Greece)

Friday, February 25th, 2011

In August 2008, two comrade fighters are arrested for their complete support and their factual solidarity to the wanted fugitive Vasilis Palaiokostas. Charges are attributed to them for participation in the kidnapping of the wealthy industrialist Georgos Mylonas who had declared that “workers must tighten their belts” during the ‘economic crisis’. Since then they are in prison accepting the “crime” of solidarity and their reliable class conscience. Here is a new letter from one of them, Polykarpos Georgiadis, the other is named Vagelis Hrisohoides, and is also not forgotten, read on!

21/2/11

“Mentoza: I am robber, I live by stealing from the rich.
Tanner: I am robber, I live by stealing from the poor.”

George Bernard Shaw

On Wednesday 9th of March, in the audience of the five-member court of appeals of Thessaloniki (3rd floor, room 360) will be carried out the trial of the capitalistic order, via the attorney of George Mylonas, son of Alexandros, president of the terrorist organization “Union of Industrialists of Northern Greece”. (more…)

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Statement from Maximum Security Section: Regarding Hunger Strike (Chile)

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Update: Visit santiaskoanarquista for more information and reports day-by-day on the situation.

It’s difficult to summarize the events of the recent wave of repression, the coarse televised spectacle cements itself in the political-judicial-police machine, reproducing and drawing from the Italian process known as “Marini” and “Cervantes” during which various social centers and squatted houses were raided and the inhabitants charged with being an “Armed Gang.” Operation Salamander (A similar Chilean species) captured 14 people under the charges of Illicit Terrorist Association, and of transportation or placing of explosive devices. (more…)

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