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Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : ‘Anarchy has reminiscence’ (Greece)

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

[Text for a gathering in memory of Sebastian Oversluij that took place in an anarchist squat in Chile]

One can never be really lost unless oblivion wraps one in her arms.

It’s been three years now that comrade Sebastian Oversluij does not walk anymore through the paths of searching for the wild beauty of anarchist action. It’s been three years now that some of our brothers and sisters there in Chile feel his absence stretching their hearts. It is three years since the bullets of a sneak-security guard of the “Banco Estado” took his life, extinguishing the flame of the anarchist spirit that used to burn inside him.

But we, in our turn, as well as many others, we are not willing to let our comrade disappear in the fog of oblivion. We honor our brother just like we honor his choice of passing into action, attacking a bank-a temple of money, emptying the enemy’s wallet, expropriating the minimum that we should get comparing to what authority expropriates from our own lives. The bank robbery carried out by an anarchist always carries inside the seed of refusal. The refusal to submit to a world where you’re restricted to sell your soul to the cruel laws of free market, so that you can live to work and work to consume and consume to fill in your existential gaps with a pile of useless objects.

We know that we are very far away and that our words have to cross an entire ocean to reach you. But we hope you’ll be able to feel the affinity we all feel with all those who discover the ways to keep our brothers close to us at the events, in discussions, in our imagination, but above all in the continuing of spreading the constant anarchist revolt itself.

The members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire- FAI/IRF

Mihalis Nikolopoulos
Giorgos Nikolopoulos
Haris Hatzimihelakis
Theofilos Mavropoulos
Panagiotis Argirou
Damiano Bolano

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Athens: Incendiary attack against the central offices of Microsoft by 'Combative Anarchy – FAI/IRF' (Greece)

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

ACTION PLAN FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ANARCHIST COUNTER-ATTACK

“LET’S DESTROY REPRESSION”

ACT 2

Combative Anarchy claims responsibility for the attack against the central offices of Microsoft in Greece. The comrades who took part in the action, placed the incendiary device composed of gas canisters and gunpowder and safely left, humiliating the security measures of the building once again. Microsoft is a multinational colossus of the techno-industrial complex, one of the most powerful companies of its industry and inextricably linked to the political and economic system. The attack at the cutting edge of the capitalist domination in techno-science and its murderous tentacles means the attack against the mechanization of life itself. The revolutionary war is a basis around which the constant conflict with the existent is being built, an attempt for the total liberation of our lives from the chains of the state, the capital and their society, which expand to the space-time continuum as the oppressed ones rebel against their oppressors.

On March 2nd, anarchists and political prisoners started a hunger strike, targeting to fight against the repressive framework of the state, the counter-terrorism unit and the judges. At the same time, the imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and anarchist Aggeliki Spyropoulou announced the beginning of the hunger strike until death, demanding the immediate release of their relatives, who were revengefully detained by the schemes of the police and judicial mafia. Today, with many comrades hospitalized in critical condition, with CCF comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos being threatened by permanent physical damage, despite the victorious outcome of his organization’s fight, with the “left” managers of power having thrown the mask of humanism in the garbage, the anarchist fight should speed up the counter-attack and lead the state in retreat. The fight of our imprisoned comrades and the new facts on the social and political field, after the election of SY.RI.Z.A., should be evaluated in the direction of revolutionary development. The multiformity of experiences and the collective effort is the focus of this evaluation, which lays the foundation for the material formation of our anti-state conspiracy against power.

Now, it’s in our hands to project the strategic necessity of the anarchist urban guerrilla warfare, by sabotaging the operations of the social machine, blowing up the walls of apathy and releasing the rebellious intentions. Weaving on the thread between theory, action and target, continuing the solitary walking in the paths of freedom, with our minds firmly attached to all our comrades who are locked up in the cells of democracy. We have just started. We are planning sabotages, we are harassing the enemy, we are experimenting with methods and practices, we are organizing our generalized counter-attack against the world of power. This act of ours is a contribution to the comrades of Czech FAI/IRF suggestion, who burned a police car and suggested the creation of an international action project with the name “Let’s destroy repression”, modeled on the “Phoenix” Project.

Moreover, it is our contribution to the days of international solidarity with the imprisoned comrades in Chile. Comrades, this explosion was for you as well! Strength to the comrade Aggeliki Spyropoulou and the prison cell of the Conspiracy who, with their unyielding and victorious fight, will soon see their beloved ones free again. Quick recovery comrades, your perseverance is a source of inspiration for the subversive spirits of our times. Let our fire become a hearth of warmth for the anarchists of the Network of Imprisoned Fighters and the member of Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis, who stopped the hunger strike before our text was released.

SOLIDARITY WITH ALL THE ANARCHIST PRISONERS!

GOOD LUCK AND STRENGTH TO EVERYONE WANTED BY THE LEGAL ORDER!

WE ARM, ORGANIZE OURSELVES AND ATTACK!

LONG LIVE THE COMBATIVE ANARCHY!

COMBATIVE ANARCHY

(FAI-IRF) Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front

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Update on comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos (Greece)

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

After the victorious hunger strike of the CCF, comrade Michalis Nikolopoulos has returned from the intensive care unit to his room on the 10th floor of Evangelismos hospital where he was before. During the night of hospitalization in the ICU, where he was moved for close monitoring due to the criticality of the situation, his pulse went down to 20 beats per minute(!) and his pressure to 6. The comrade escaped the immediate danger, his moral is good and according to doctors his heart manages to stabilize although everything was hanging by a thread. Still, he will remain in the hospital for several days, so that some more medical tests are made.

Mihalis was a step away from death and at the same time nothing is over, as the hunger strike of the other political prisoners continues while the state of their health IS deteriorating as they are now on the 35th day of the strike.

NO OTHER COMRADE OF US IN THE ICU!

IMMEDIATE SATISFACTION OF THE DEMANDS OF THE HUNGER STRIKERS

– Abolition of the counter-terrorism laws 187 and 187A

– Abolition of the “hood-law”

– Restriction on the use and proccessing of DNA as an evidence

– Abolition of type C prisons

– Release of Savas Xiros for health reasons

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Translated by Inter Arma

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Comrade – hunger striker Mihalis Nikolopoulos transferred to the ICU (Greece)

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

April 2, 2015 at 10:28 pm

About two hours ago, comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos was transferred to the intensive care unit of Evaggelismos hospital as a precautionary measure because of the critical condition of his health. His heart rate by this time is low (up to 33 beats per minute).

Mihalis, hold tight!

-InterArma

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New update on the comrade – hunger striker Mihalis Nikolopoulos (Greece)

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos almost suffered a heart attack today in the morning for the third consecutive day. Around 3:00, his heart rate was 27 beats per minute and his blood pressure 7, so injectable atropine was administered to him. The comrade’s condition is very critical. When he’s trying to sleep, his heart beat rate falls again shortly after the injection of atropine, so the comrade has to lower the monitoring that is permanently connected to him, in order for him to be able to sleep 1-2 hours, risking the possibility of a cardia arrest even more.

Now the doctors are saying that even if the comrade stopped the hunger strike today, there is a possibility of him having suffered permanent heart damage which may require the need of a pacemaker.

-InterArma

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Update on the hunger strike of the comrades of CCF (Greece)

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

UPDATE: The comrade – hunger striker Mihalis Nikolopoulos almost suffered a heart attack for the second time in one day. Injected atropine was administered to him again as his heart rate is 30 beats per minute.

Today in the morning around 6 a.m., the hunger striker Mihalis Nikolopoulos almost suffered a heart attack as his heart rate was 25 beats per minute and his blood pressure 8/2,5. One and a half dose of injected atropine was administered to him as a single dose wasn’t enough. His state of health is currently somewhat more stable (40 beats per minute) but the risk of a cardiac arrest is imminent and can happen anytime.

Also the council of appeals decided today to release the mother of comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos on bail.

According to the latest information, all comrades of CCF continue the hunger strike until the wife of Gerasimos is also released.

-InterArma

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Update on the comrades – hunger strikers Mihalis Nikolopoulos, Damiano Bolano and Olga Ekonomidou (Greece)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

Comrade Damiano Bolano begun the hunger strike weighing 90.1 kg, and has now reached 73.5 kg and suffers from a skin infection almost all over his body. Comrade Mihalis Nikolopoulos from weighing 78.5 kg, has now reached 66.5, while showing significant bradycardia with a pulse in the range of 40-44 per minute and low blood pressure (8/6 small).

Olga Eκonomidou is on the 28th day of hunger strike and has reached a critical level of body weight (42 kg), the blood pressure is very low (7/5) and blood sugar ranges with measurements starting at 70 and goes up to 52 which is a borderline for hypoglycemic shock.

Nevertheless, “justice” continues to play with the lives of the hunger strikers, delaying the council’s decision to release the relatives of members of the CCF in a bureaucratic way, leading them to the boundaries between life and death.

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New letter written by the comrades – hunger strikers Damiano Bolano and Mihalis Nikolopoulos from Evagelismos hospital (Greece)

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

27th day of hunger strike today and the mind has started playing tricks. We take our eyes away from the view of the room (cell now) that the 10th floor of Evaggelismos hospital offers, in order to share some thoughts with our comrades and friends.

We are tired now and the switching of our mood is often, due to the environment. Our body weight has now got to rates of -5%, -10%, -15%, as if are playing hide and seek with death. We have stopped paying attention to them, ‘until death’ we said anyway when we hugged, taking this decision and this is how it is going to be! Anything else is just details.

Even now that our condition is thought to be critical, not for a second have we thought like “you know what? I have a pain here, here and here, and this has started to worry me”. Our mind is constantly next to our comrades dancing with us, Panagiotis, Olga, Haris, Makis, Giorgos P., Theofilos, Giorgos N., Christos and Aggeliki, as well as the mother and the wife that the pigs of the counter-terrorism agency and the judicial authorities torment, taking revenge for our actions and our intentions. The responsibility for this attack we suffer has a full name and an address, and it starts from the tame petty politicians of the government, goes on with the Minister of Justice and gets to the judicial authorities, that intentionally delay the hearing of the appeal, in order to frazzle us much as possible. In a few words, some of our enemies!

How ironic that people who love life so much and live it with its full force, made this self-trapping decision to smolder like candles, at risking of losing it!

How beautiful it is, after so many years of friction and hardships to still die for each other, sealing our decision with an embrace.

Hardships do not back us down!

Embraced with death!!

Mihalis Nikolopoulos

Damianos Bolano

Members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – FAI/IRF

Evaggelismos hospital,
28/3/2015

P.S. 1) We are sending our greetings and our support to all the political prisoners – hunger strikers, who are fighting for the immediate abolition of:

– the counter-terrorism laws (187 and 187Α articles),
– the hood law,
– the type C prisons,
– the use of DNA samples, that include mixture of genetic material of two persons and more, and lastly, the release of Savas Xiros, whose disability rate has reached 93%.

P.S. 2) Our love to the doctors Lina Vergopoulou, Spiros Sakkas, Olga Kosmopoulou.

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Korydallos Prisons: 'Communique of War' by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / FAI-IRF – Imprisoned Members Cell (Greece)

Friday, January 9th, 2015

“First I shot him in the mouth to stop him talking crap;
then I shot him in the arm to stop him writing crap”

Jacques Mesrine on the kidnapping of a French journalist

The dirty war and the vulgarity of the journalists in regards to the case of the attempted escape of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire has no end. Targeting comrade Angeliki, emotionally blackmailing her parents, and spreading vile lies about her alleged relationship as a girlfriend of the one who has been arrested.

Angeliki is a friend of rebellion, anarchy, freedom.

If there were more people like Angeliki, struggle and anarchy would be the only possible reality.

SCUMBAGS SNITCHES JOURNALISTS – WE WILL TAKE REVENGE.

SOLIDARITY AND POWER by any means possible to comrade Angeliki and to all those wanted in connection to the same case.

The Cells will always stand by you…

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell
Panagiotis Argyrou
Giorgos Polydoros
Olga Ekonomidou
Gerasimos Tsakalos
Christos Tsakalos
Haris Hatzimixelakis
Theofilos Mavropoulos
Giorgos Nikolopoulos
Mihalis Nikolopoulos
Damiano Bolano

From Asirmatista

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“Για την προσπάθεια άξιζε…” – Συνωμοσία Πυρήνων της Φωτιάς / "Valio La Pena Intentarlo…" – Conspiracion de Celulas del Fuego / "E' Valsa La Pena Di Tentarlo…" – Cospirazione delle Cellule di Fuoco / “It was worth a try…” – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (Greece)

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Inter Arma received and translated:

We will not give away a single word that would unlock information for the enemy. Escaping from prison is the only aim and purpose of a captive anarchist urban guerrilla. The word “escape” holds the concentrated sense of freedom which blows up the walls of prison that locked our lives. We, the captive anarchists of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, have never forgotten this word even if though most have forgotten us. The judges have condemned us to live for years as human shadows inside the locked buildings, but they have never been able to lock up our unruly desires.

Every night in the wanderings of our minds we escape into a world without prisons, armed guards and locked souls. And even if every morning the guard’s key brings us back to the concrete reality of prison, we know that at some point our day will come and we will dream of our anarchy with open eyes. The sound of the lock as it closes forges our hatred for prison. Every failure, every arrest, every mistake makes us even more stubborn. If we fall three times, we will rise four.

There is no victory or defeat, there is only struggle. We know that the anarchist urban guerrilla and the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire is a battle against all odds. In this battle weapons, explosives, hideouts, cars, money, may be lost but all of them can be found again. What is not lost are the comrades who made us feel that our day would come and we would say “goodbye” to prison without return. (more…)

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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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Letter from the Imprisoned Members Cell of the C.C.F. about the 13 arrested outside the house of Baltas, Athens (Greece)

Monday, April 11th, 2011

On the 4 April 2011 a group of people stopped outside of the house of special appeals interrogator Konstantinos Baltas (who handles the case of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire), that is in the northern suburbs of Athens, they shouted chants and threw flyers. 13 people were arrested after the end of the intervention…

“The days of this society are numbered, its rights and charms are separated in two parts of which one wishes its destruction”

On Tuesday 5th of April behind the walls of the prisons arrived the news that some comrades carried out a dynamic intervention outside the house of special appeals interrogator K.Baltas in the Maroussi area, who has taken the role of the inquisitor in the cases of urban guerrilla. The comrades with this act reversed the terms of the “game”. If the mafia of special interrogators and public prosecutors believe that from the safety of their guarded offices they can imprison freedom and the undisciplined boldness of those who attack the democracy of directors and bother their relative and friendly environment, without having reprisals, they are fooling themselves. The “visit” of the comrades proves that the inquisitors of the laws, apart from names, also have houses and addresses. (more…)

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