Posts Tagged ‘Revolutionary Struggle’
Thursday, October 6th, 2011
3 October 2011
During the night to October 3rd, we made a gift to the German economy. We attacked several vehicles with incendiaries at a site of Deutsche Telekom in Lichtenberg, Berlin. We selected the date for this action in reference to the trial against the organization Revolutionary Struggle which begins on October 5th in Athens.
We stand in solidarity with the actions of the Revolutionary Struggle and demand the release of Kostas Gournas, Panagiota ‘Pola’ Roupa, Nikos Maziotis and all other comrades who are imprisoned.
The option of armed struggle within autonomous and radical leftist forms of resistance should always be maintained but must not be led to isolation from other forms of actions and movements.
Here, there is no movement willing and able to back up the possibility of armed struggle. For this reason, there aren’t any guerrilla groups in Germany at the moment.
However, the levels of resistance in Europe need to refer to each other in order to fight the project of the European superpower more effectively.
The troika set the privatization of state-owned enterprises as a condition for further credit loans to the Greek State. Within this framework, Deutsche Telekom has overtaken large shares of the Greek telecommunications organization OTE at times of hoped economic upturn. Since OTE’s profits did not rise up to the anticipated amount, [its largest shareholder] Deutsche Telekom plans to launch layoffs and massive wage cuts against the employees. Also, Telekom specifies the payments to early retirees as a ‘burden’ in its balance sheet. Deutsche Telekom speculates via this pressure to acquire OTE’s remaining shares, and thus completely overtake the company from the Greek State, in order to obtain the absolute supremacy. The example of this multinational corporation marks the inhuman capitalistic exploitation logic very well.
Furthermore, Telekom is involved through a security partnership with the police and the army in the comprehensive surveillance at Germany and abroad.
Our attack was also meant to support the strikes among the employees and workers in Greece, and to merge the struggle of the anarchist movement across the borders.
We hope that this action will also encourage others to participate actively in a militant perspective.
We commemorate Lambros Foundas who was shot dead by cops
in his struggle for freedom.
‘Propagandists of the Deed’ (Propagandisten der Tat)
Text written by the three imprisoned members of Revolutionary Struggle about the trial of the organization which will start on October 5, 2011 (Greece)
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
The trial of the organization Revolutionary Struggle, which will begin on October 5, is the continuation of the repressive attack of the State which started in April 2010 with our arrests against the organization Revolutionary Struggle and of course the fighters involved in it.
The main purpose of the arrests, the trial but also the sentences to many years’ imprisonment that will be pronounced by the Special Court, is that the State will be able to eliminate the political threat of Revolutionary Struggle, bend our will to fight, make every fighter and every resisting person think that the political choice of armed action is hopeless, unrealistic and with no prospects.
The challenge for the State is to politically defeat Revolutionary Struggle, to defeat us, who participate in it, to defeat armed struggle and in perspective bend any desire to organize an armed proletarian counter-attack on the regime and its overthrowal and any will for an armed revolutionary attempt. Both the action of Revolutionary Struggle and the repressive policy against it are inseparable from the existing historical context, the persecution, imprisonment, trial and our condemnation concern the elimination of a political force that had and still has as its tactic the undermining of the plans of the economic and political elites to financially destroy the majority of society in the name of getting out of the system’s crisis.
The protection of the economic and political state from a threat such as Revolutionary Struggle and ensuring through repression that no armed revolutionary attempt against it will occur, has become particularly urgent lately now that the Greek State is just about to announce its final bankruptcy while the occupation by the Greek government, the IMF, the ECB and the EU is plunging the country deeper and deeper into the most cruel, brutal form of exploitation and oppression that this country has seen since the second world war.
As part of dealing with Revolutionary Struggle, the arrest and capture of members of the organization, comrades V. Stathopoulos, S. Nikitopoulos and C. Kortesis, who will be tried with us, were also arrested, while comrade K. Katsenas is still in hiding.
As well as the four comrades, who are not involved in the organisation, the State sought to widen the circle of hostaged fighters by going into massive interrogations in October 2010. At the same time they delivered a summons to K. Gourna’s companion, Marie Beracha, who will be tried with us on October 5. The State has involved M. Beracha, making a clear attempt to personally strike comrade K. Gournas, curb his desire for resistance and thereby harm the organization itself.
Despite the fact that the move of massive investigations was unproductive in terms of further prosecutions, it was definitely an opportunity to exercise further pressure on us, since by intimidating a large number of comrades, it aimed at our political isolation from the political milieu to which we belong.
Moreover, our political isolation is always an aim of the State since it is a necessary condition for achieving the final goal in the war conducted against us: our political extermination.
As a result, the attack on Revolutionary Struggle can also be interpreted as the prosecution of other comrades and the targeting of the broader political and interpersonal relations within the anarchist milieu, while a broader effort to intimidate anyone who resists is always an objective of any punitive attack.
During our trial, as members of Revolutionary Struggle who took political responsibility for participating in the organization, we can only have armed struggle as our main and central point of reference.
Our trial will be a field of political confrontation with Capital and the State; it will be a political step to defend the action and positions of our organization, where we will claim that armed struggle is over time an integral part of the revolutionary movement of the struggle and social revolution. That armed struggle is more suitable and necessary than ever, especially under the current conditions of economic crisis and modern totalitarianism that we experience after placing the people under the authority of the international financial elite by violently imposing the agenda of troika, IMF, ECB and EU.
We will defend, as we have already done, comrade L. Foundas, a member of the organization killed in a gunfight with cops during an action of the organization in preparation for an attack against the regime, an attack in accordance with the strategy of Revolutionary Struggle so as to confront the current junta of Capital and State.
As members of Revolutionary Struggle we are consistent in promoting the views and opinions of the organization from the prison and we will do the same in court.
The action and aim of Revolutionary Struggle is associated with the struggle against neoliberal globalization, with a strategy and perspective that sees the current economic crisis and consequent de-validation of the economic and political system in the eyes of the social majority, as a unique opportunity to promote the overthrowal of Capitalism and the State.
All this, which we have mentioned before in texts that we sent out from prison, will emerge in our forthcoming trial.
Within the framework of our political advocacy we made an international call of solidarity calling as political witnesses to our trial comrades who have previously fought in the ranks of armed struggle under different economic, political and social conditions and who have remained adamant and unrepentant concerning their choices and defended their struggles, paying for them with many years in prison.
Our aim is to highlight the continuity of armed struggle through a historical record of the guerrilla, to highlight the necessity and opportuneness of armed struggle as a necessary tool of the revolutionary movement, to highlight that the struggle for freedom and revolution is continuous.
We also believe that there is an imperative need to organize an international revolutionary movement. Very important to our trial is also a statement of solidarity from our comrades witnesses from the anarchist milieu who, as activists operating in other forms of struggle, through their words affirm the unity and diversity of struggling to overthrow power, annulling the divisive dilemmas of the latter such as “legality or illegality” or “mass struggle and armed struggle.” After all, we come from the anarchist milieu and have many years of experience participating in mass events, demonstrations, squats; in clashes in the streets and assemblies, as well as, some of us, experience of participating in collectives and groups.
[We also aim to highlight] the proposals of Revolutionary Struggle such as the destruction of the State and the imperative need for social self-organization and self-management, as recorded through the organization’s proclamations and through the texts written in prison, come from the traditional anarchist movement.
For us, armed struggle is a strategic plan of attack against sovereignty while pursuing the possibility of a social address, with the aim always being the sharpening of the social and class war against the State and Capital, the propaganda of armed proletarian counter-attack to overthrow the system, and social revolution.
Finally, to note that not only our arrest and detention haven’t swayed us, as our pursuers hoped, but that we are stronger than ever.
Also, that in this political battle that we will give in court and despite the years of imprisonment that will be imposed by the straw men of the regime, in the end we are the ones who will be the victors.
The members of Revolutionary Struggle
Pola Roupa, Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis
Tags: Christoforos Kortesis, Kostas Gournas, Lambros Foundas, Maria Beraha, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, Repression, Revolutionary Struggle, Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Trial, Vaggelis Stathopoulos
Posted in Prison Struggle
Solidarity with the comrades of Revolutionary Struggle from anarchist anti-fascist prisoner Thomas Blak (UK, Greece)
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
SOLIDARITY WITH THE COMRADES OF R. S
I send you my support and hopes of strength for the trial.
A spectacle set up by corrupt judges, cops and politicians.
In the north, we will raise a clenched fist through the barred windows of the English prisons, high towards the sky.
Never losing sight of our goal.
Sharing dreams of freedom and victory.
With determination and courage, united we will succeed.
No one is free until all are free.
Fire to the prisons and the states that create them.
TEXT IN GREEK
ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗ ΣΤΟΥΣ ΣΥΝΤΡΟΦΟΥΣ ΤΟΥ Ε.Α.
Σας στέλνω την υποστήριξή μου και τις ελπίδες δύναμης για τη δίκη.
Ένα θέαμα που έχει στηθεί από διεφθαρμένους δικαστές, μπάτσους και πολιτικούς.
Στο βορρά, θα υψώσουμε μια σφιγμένη γροθιά μέσα απʼτα κάγκελα των παραθύρων των Αγγλικών φυλακών, ψηλά προς τον ουρανό.
Ποτέ μην λησμονείτε τον στόχο μας.
Ας μοιραστούμε τα όνειρα της ελευθερίας και της νίκης.
Με αποφασιστικότητα και θάρρος, ενωμένοι θα πετύχουμε.
Κανείς δεν είναι ελεύθερος έως ότου όλοι να είναι ελεύθεροι.
Φωτιά στις φυλακές και στα κράτη που τις δημιουργούν.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
We, the imprisoned fighters of the guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle, express our solidarity with comrade Andi, member of the Revolutionärer Aufbau in Switzerland and the Secours Rouge International (International Red Aid), who is accused for arsons by the Swiss State.
Any incrimination of a comrade, anywhere in the world, is incrimination of all who fight against the Capital and the State.
In our struggle it is important to develop international solidarity, especially among the fighters, in our era where the war carried out by the international financial elite, the States and the governments against the people to support the current capitalist system is aggravated because of repression and state terrorism.
International solidarity is a relationship that not only connects and continues our struggle, but can also lay the foundation for the creation of an international revolutionary movement, the organization of which is now more necessary than ever, and can benefit from the present systemic crisis to attempt the overthrow of the current capitalist system and the State.
International solidarity is a necessary condition for worldwide social revolution.
No prosecution against comrade Andi
Freedom to all imprisoned fighters in the world
Pola Roupa, Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis
Beginning of the trial against Andi: September 28th, 2011, 10.15 am, Viale Stefano Franscini 3, 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
Monday, September 26th, 2011
325 receives and transmits:
25 September 2011
“This is a claim for setting alight an SUV at the Lexus car showroom on Coldhams Lane, Cambridge, early in the morning of 25/09/11. This is done pushed not just by hatred of this society but inflamed with solidarity for comrades Luciano in Chile and Tamara in Spain, as well as those anarchist fighters coming up for trial in Greece, the Antifa prisoners here in the UK and also those coming up for trial in the same case. Luciano ‘Tortuga’ was wounded in an attempted bomb attack on a bank in May, and is now held hostage by the Chilean state, up on trial three days ago. Tamara Hernandez was recently sentenced in Spain to 8 years for sending a letter bomb in October 2009 to the scumbag in charge of the prisons in Spain. The spread of the informal federation of the insurrectionary attack and stubborn solidarity continues in the hearts and minds of rebels around the globe. Repression will lead to escalation. Counter-insurgency will just feed the insurgency, polarise the population, making clear the social war. Chaos is inevitable!! And anarchy is always possible!”
Fire Cell / Informal Anarchist Federation
Tags: Antifa, Arson, Cambridge, Fire Cell / Informal Anarchist Federation, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Solidarity, Lexus, Luciano Pitronello Schuffeneger, Revolutionary Struggle, SUV, Tamara
Posted in Direct Action
Friday, September 16th, 2011
From Culmine (September 14, 2011), via This is our Job:
Aris Seirinidis: Charged with weapons possession.
Simos Seisidis: Charged with attempted murder of the pig who shot him from behind, leading to the amputation of Seisidis’ leg.
Costas Gournas: Charges pertaining to Revolutionary Struggle.
Nikos Maziotis: Charges pertaining to Revolutionary Struggle.
Pola Roupa: Charges pertaining to Revolutionary Struggle.
Christoforos Kortesis: Charges pertaining to Revolutionary Struggle.
Sarantos Nikitopoulos: Charges pertaining to Revolutionary Struggle.
Vangelis Stathopoulos: Charges pertaining to Revolutionary Struggle.
Maria Beraha: Charges pertaining to Revolutionary Struggle.
Unnamed fugitive comrade: Charges pertaining to Revolutionary Struggle.
Alexandros Kosivas: Charged with bank robbery.
Michalis Traikapis: Charged with bank robbery.
Maria Economou: Charged with bank robbery.
V. Polykratis: Charged with bank robbery.
Due to the frequent transfers of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire prisoners, a post office box has been set up for those wishing to communicate with them:
Post Box 51076
TK 14510 Nea Kifissia
If you use this address, USE THE ADDRESS ONLY. DO NOT WRITE THE NAMES OF SPECIFIC COMRADES ON THE OUTSIDE ENVELOPE.
As a “disciplinary measure” in response to his frequent intransigence and rebelliousness, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire prisoner Damiano Bolano was recently transferred to the prison in Nafplio. If you want to contact him directly, his new address is:
Dikastiki Filaki Nafpliou
TK 21100 Argolis
Finally, the address for Christos Kolentinis, arrested on July 9 for a Molotov attack on the police:
Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, A Pteryga
TK 18110 Korydallos
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
The 5th of October has been set as the day that the trial of the Revolutionary Organization – Revolutionary Struggle will begin. The trial will take place in the court room of Koridallos prisons.
Eight accused will stand trial, who according to a recent order of the Council of Appeals will be tried for participation in the organization.
Accused in the case of the Revolutionary Struggle are: N. Maziotis, P. Roupa, K. Gournas, Ch. Kortesis, V. Stathopoulos, S. Nikitopoulos, K. K., (not arrested he is on the run) and M. Beraha (K.Gournas wife).
The first three accused, Maziotis, Roupa and Gournas have taken responsibility for the organization and remain imprisoned, but in mid October the 18 month detention period expires. The rest of the accused are free.
Kortesis, Stathopoulos and Nikitopoulos were released from prison on terms recently, after two decisions of the council of Judges of appeals, since the Supreme Court applied a recantation on the first and another was made that ratified the decisions of the appeals judges.
The charges of each individual concern the felonies of constitution and participation in a terrorist organisation, supply manufacture and possession of explosive materials, explosions and numerous attempted homicides.
Revolutionary Struggle has made many attacks, among which the rocket launcher attack on the American embassy, on January 12th 2007 and the armed attack on cops on Bouboulinas street on January 5th 2009.
Revolutionary Struggle are thought to be responsible for the following attacks, all in Athens:
* September 5, 2003: Bombing at courthouse.
* March 14, 2004: Bombing at Citibank subsidiary in Psychico neighborhood.
* May 5, 2004: Bombing at police station in Perissos neighborhood.
* October 29, 2004: Bombing of police buses.
* June 2, 2005: Bombing at Labor Ministry.
* December 12, 2005: Bombing at Finance Ministry in Syntagma Square, near Parliament.
* May 30, 2006: Attempted assassination of Georgios Voulgarakis, former Minister of Public Order, now Minister of Culture.
* January 12, 2007: Wasp 58 LAW rocket attack on United States Embassy.
* April 30, 2007: Shots fired at police station in Nea Ionia neighborhood.
* October 24, 2008: Bombing at Shell offices in Palaio Faliro neighborhood.
* December 23, 2008: Shots fired at riot police bus near Athens University in Goudi neighborhood.
* January 5, 2009: Shots fired at police guarding Culture Ministry in Exarcheia neighborhood. One riot cop critically wounded.
* February 18, 2009: Car bombing at Citibank headquarters in Kifissia neighborhood. Bomb fails to detonate.
* March 9, 2009: Bombing at Citibank subsidiary in Nea Ionia neighborhood.
* May 12, 2009: Bombing at Eurobank subsidiary in Argyroupoli neighborhood.
* September 2, 2009: Car bombing causes serious damage to Stock Exchange building.
”’The three comrades who took responsibility for the actions of Revolutionary Struggle show that fighting for what you believe in is not a task that only the “elite” can take on. Its in everyone that has suffered in the system that has been created to control us. The state knows they are the real terrorists and as long as no one is fighting back they have nothing to fear. Its time to show them enough is enough and attack it with all means available.”’
SOLIDARITY TO THE 5 ACCUSED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE CASE
FREEDOM NOW TO N.MAZIOTIS, P.ROUPA AND K.GOURNAS
HONOUR FOR EVER TO ANARCHIST FIGHTER AND MEMBER OF REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE LAMBROS FOUNDAS
SOLIDARITY TO ALL IMPRISONED FIGHTERS
Tags: Athens, Christoforos Kortesis, Greece, International Solidarity, Korydallos Prison, Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, Repression, Revolutionary Struggle, Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Trial, Vaggelis Stathopoulos
Posted in Prison Struggle
Statement from Revolutionary Organisation – Informal Anarchist Federation, Indonesia Section (Indonesia)
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
325 receives and transmits:
Bandung, Indonesia – Cells of International Conspiracy for Revenge, a few days ago, have claimed responsibility by spreading leaflets surrounding the ATM BNI firebombings. The leaflet is almost the same tone as in Makassar and Manado:
“PT Indomining (Bima) has been brutally repressing the local population, Jogja Magasa International wants to evict 30,000 farmers in Kulon Progo. Farmers in Takalar are facing the threat of land-grabbing. These actions are carried out in a brutal way, including shootings, terror, sexual harassment as well as the various forms of repression that we never hear about in the mainstream media.
That’s not surprising because these capitalist-bureaucratic companies do not care about anything except making their wallet thicker!”
“Our attacking of an ATM (bank) is an important target, because banks are always involved in financing natural resources and the repression of the people in the name of capital! We have no intention of injuring anyone, the destruction of property is not violence! No mercy for the forces of repression! No mercy for the State and Capitalism.”
Got Ist Tot – Free Association of Individualist-Communists.
Salute to: Revolutionary Organisation – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. The Revolutionary Struggle. The Chilean insurrectionists. Giannis Dimitrakis and Polykarpos Georgiades, our hearts are with you!
Long Live the Rebellion and stay free. And with this statement we claim to join the RO-FAI, Indonesian Section.
Tags: Arson, ATM, Bandung, BNI, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Giannis Dimitrakis, Got Ist Tot – Free Association of Individualist-Communists, Greece, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Conspiracy for Revenge, International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Italy, Kulon Progo, Polykarpos Georgiades, PT Indomine, PT. Jogja Magasa Iron (JMI), Revolutionary Struggle, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section)
Posted in Direct Action
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.
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.
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…)
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…)
Against the Frame-up of anarchist comrades Christoforos Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos and Vaggelis Stathopoulos (Greece)
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
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
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
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…)
Solidarity with anarchists Christoforos Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos and Vaggelis Stathopoulos (Greece)
Sunday, May 29th, 2011
In Greece 3 anarchists accused of being part of the armed group ‘Revolutionary Struggle’, have had their provisional liberty denied to them after a reversal of a high-court judgement freeing them before trial. Here is a translation of a poster flyposted in the Greek streets with the info, from Actforfreedomnow. The comrades always denied their involvement, but never hid their anarchist radicalism.
THE UNPRECEDENTED JUDICIAL COUP D’ETAT* DOES NOT SURPRISE US.
THEY ARE JUST AN EXPRESSION OF THE MODERN JUNTA THAT HAS BEEN IMPOSED ON SOCIETY.
On April 5th 2011 in the frame of the forecasted judicial process, the council of judges of appeals decided unanimously and irrevocably the release of the 3 anarchists Christoforos Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vaggelis Stathopoulos (already their imprisonment has lasted 12 months), who are persecuted for the Revolutionary Struggle case and from the first moment deny the charges.
*However on May 19th 2011 the Supreme Court, with a secret and precedent legal move, reverses this decision methodizing their (re)imprisonment!
THEY SHOULD KNOW, ALL THESE AGENTS OF “JUSTICE” AND “LEGALITY” WHO DO NOT HESITATE TO TURN INTO RUBBER EVEN THEIR OWN LAWS THAT NO COMRADE IS ALONE.
HANDS OFF OUR COMRADES.
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
27 April 2011
“It doesn’t matter that you never reach the skies.
The most important things is that you never should stop dreaming about it.”
At night, 27.04, we carried out a small symbolic action of solidarity using paint bombs. We attacked the bank which is placed about 100 meters from a police station. Through this action we want to express our Solidarity and respect to each anarchist political prisoner, especially in Greece and Chile. Those who hold heavy consequences of their own political choices with pride and honour and do not bend under prison repression. Those who probably suffer painful tension between their family life and the rebel way which they decided to follow.
We also took this action to celebrate May Day, instead of powerless manifestations of own weakness by marching in small groups of activists on Polish streets that day.
We refuse the realities of life in this country, where gloomy patriotic-Catholic tradition teaches people to see enemies in other neighboring nations instead of in the capitalist elite, which rules everyday life. We don’t care about the catastrophe in Smolensk and hysteria of masses who despair that they lost their lords.
Unemployment or work, which makes you more unhappy? – or even worse: you feel happy when you can pay rent, bills and food. Work-emigration of thousands of young people who are forced to look for a way to survive, lack of money in the public sector and at the same moment the government transfers money to the Polish Army which occupies the Arab world (Iraq, Afghanistan) – this is really a fucking catastrophe and misery of this system – the colorful, empty bubble. The existential emptiness, lack of generational identity and lack of life purpose are suppressed by alcohol, drugs, television celebrities and thoughtless fun.
We oppose Pope Wojtyla (so-called “John Paul II”) beatification which will take place on May 1st. This is an attempt to steal this important date. Wojtyla, this guy, with golden rings, helped to destroy the revolutionary movement of liberation theology and he was doing this alongside with Latin American regimes. He was also silent on church pedophilia, blocked the reforms within Catholic church and was a political friend of working class enemies like Reagan and Thatcher.
We wish more courage to the comrades who have a policeman inside theirs heads, which does not allow them to take radical actions, even when that doesn’t mean serious risk.
We send greetings to our comrades from Silesia in Poland, who as a first in this country made a small Solidarity action with Cells of Fire prisoners.
SOLIDARITY WITH CONSPIRACY CELLS OF FIRE, REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE AND THE URBAN GUERRILLAS !
SOLIDARITY WITH TENANTS PROTESTS IN POLAND !
FIRE TO THE PRISONS !
1st of May solidarity group