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First release of Black International Editions: "Mapping the Fire" – International Words of Solidarity with the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF)
Monday, October 8th, 2012
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“This pamphlet is a meeting point of comrades from all over the world. An imaginary meeting since the walls and bars of the prisons where we are temporarily keep our bodies hostage. But our meanings remain free, escape from the cells of prison and are expressed with words continuing to provoke authority.
Words that still smell of fire and gunpowder, words which carry with them all of our hate for the system, words unrepentant and armed, words which transfer stresses and desires, words which break the isolation of prison, words full of passion for the mutiny we want to continue, words from Chile, Mexico, America, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Bulgaria, Indonesia…
The letters sent to us by the hostage comrades, replying thus to the international call of solidarity of the CCF is not just mail between prisoners.
Our plan for a Black International of imprisoned anarchists, is not simply “a nice theory” which begins and ends inside printed words. It is the deposit of memory which exists, in a move forward.
A memory which does not always count its moments with common terms and common reference points. By reading this pamphlet someone can discover an international galaxy of points of views and positions with comrades whose references speak of the class war and the proletariat and others who speak of nihilism and anti-socialism.
This difference for us is not a contradiction. On the contrary it reveals the invisible line which connects all forms of anarchy and dispute into an international revolutionary front which has as its aim to destroy every form of authority.” Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell (Excerpt from the Introduction)
Today in Greece, October 8th, a trial for the case of the Revolutionary Organisation – Conspiracy of Cells of Fire will take place in a specially converted room in the female prisons of Korydallos prisons. The trial concerns the arrests in Volos and the arrests on December 4th, the sending of the 14 incendiary anti-system parcels and the clash in Pefki, 17 comrades are on trial. There will be a solidarity demonstration at the courthouse of the female prisons of Korydallos on this day at 9am.
This publication, the first from Black International Editions, is released online and in paper format from three countries – Greece, Chile and United Kingdom, as an act of solidarity and confrontation to this court process against the CCF and their co-accused. The words of the anarchist prisoners who have responded to the international solidarity call of the CCF meet with the statements of the groups of the international network for counter-information and translation. Together with the armed words of the CCF, a new international revolutionary front is drawn out, this new publication maps the fire that has been spreading across oceans into many territories. In the words of Eat, imprisoned member of Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell, FAI Indonesia:
“We are the new chaotic virus, the ghost of freedom, the uncontrollable international plague of revolt.”
For Greek language version, you can find this publication on paper at various self-organised spaces in Exarchia, Athens, Greece, or email sal.spf(at)gmail.com for copies.
In Santiago, Chile, find it at Biblioteca La Hiedra or via Entropia Ediciones in a Spanish language version.
In UK, find it at anarchist spaces, like Kebele in Bristol, or 56a Infoshop in London. You can also find it at the 2012 London Anarchist Bookfair where Elephant Editions will have copies – elephanteditions(at)riseup.net
The email for contact with the imprisoned CCF members has moved to riseup.net’s mail server. From now on, you can communicate at sinomosiapf(at)riseup.net
For the destruction of the existent…
Mapeando el Fuego
Casi un año ha pasado desde que la Conspiración de las Células del Fuego lanzara una propuesta internacional para la edición de un cuadernillo. Cuadernillo que se transformó en un libro de casi 200 páginas.
Hoy comenzará un nuevo juicio contra la Conspiración. Esta vez será un juicio mucho más grande que probablemente dure dos años, y a partir de ahora, todxs lxs compas enfrentarán juntxs un mismo juicio. Además, también estará como imputado Konstantino Papadopoulos (“Kostas”), quien fue arrestado en la última redada contra el grupo (14 de marzo), pero que no está en prisión. Por otra parte, el juicio también involucra a Theófilos y otrxs 4 compas. Por ésta nueva acusación hay dos compas que han debido comenzar sus propios periodos de clandestinidad: Dimitris Politis y Giannis Mihailidis.
El juicio será en contra de 17 compañerxs y tiene de todo. A pesar de la acusación de “pertenencia a grupo terrorista”, habrá un nuevo juicio el 4 de diciembre en Volos (Pefki) por el asunto de los paquetes bomba. Lxs abogadxs creen que en el proceso se incorporarán los 250 ataques de la Conspiración. De ser así, dos personas más serían involucradas en toda esta maraña judicial. Los cargos aquí serían por infracción a la Ley Antiterrorista Griega: participación en organización terrorista, posesión de armas y explosivos, amenaza contra la vida y la propiedad, subversión, amenazas a la democracia, etc.
Los 250 ataques de la Conspiración se irán a juicio sólo por ser reivindicados por ella. De hecho, no existe ninguna prueba concreta que conecte a lxs compas con los ataques. En otras palabras, están presxs y serán condenadxs sólo por declararse miembrxs orgullosxs del grupo.
Además, si no se logra establecer nexos entre ataques y perpetradorxs (ni siquiera por insinuación o suposiciones), se les acusaría de instigar los ataques. En Grecia, hacer o instigar un ataque terrorista conlleva la misma condena.
Por esto no puede haber un mejor y más fuerte discurso de defensa que su voz compañerxs. Es de sus expresiones de solidaridad y tras ataques realizados por grupos anarquistas de acción directa, desde dónde lxs compañerxs de la Conspiración toman el valor de mirar directamente a los ojos de quienes les persiguen. Es algo que seguramente también han sentido todxs quienes enviaron sus cartas para este libro, encarceladxs en otros países y pagando el mismo precio por nuestra pasión común por la libertad.
En concreto, lo que editamos, a la vista del juicio, es un folleto con su contenido, siendo de sus palabras solidarias internacionales con el caso de la CCF.
Aportes desde Bulgaria, Alemania, Suiza, Chile, Italia, México, España, Grecia, Rusia, Argentina y Reino Unido, han sido recopilados. Han escrito presxs, procesadxs, grupos de acción, colectivos de contrainformación, editoriales e individualidades varias.
Este libro habla de la solidaridad. Este libro es solidaridad.
Internacional Negra Ediciones
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El libro está disponible en:
Espacios autogestionados en Exarchia (Atenas) o al e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted in Library
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Translation by act for freedomnow/boubourAs
Session 27, Wednesday 5/9/12
In this session the 4 members of the CCF refused to appear in court. They reacted with this way to the vengeful transfers they succumbed to during the summer, resulting in them returning to Koridallos prisons 24 hours before the trial began. The court adjourned for Friday 7/9 (more…)
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Fuck the Law, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
From Liberacion Total:
30 August 2012
The first trial was not held and was adjourned. In addition, comrade Mario “Tripa” Lopez (“The Gut”) was already removed from the “Health Section” in spite of the fact that his injuries are still not healed. During the past week, there were moves by the “Tripa” to hold an initial hearing of the trial. However, due to the fact that the judge did not issue the corresponding summons, the first hearing was not carried out and will be reprogrammed. In those days, various comrades were given dates to come to the court, to accompany Mario, to be able to see him and send greetings to him across from behind the glass. (more…)
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Today August 15, at 1PM, in the Oral Penal Court of Santiago they dictated the sentence against Luciano.
Room 901 of the court, made up of the judges Mauricio Olave (president), Graciela Gómez (redactora) and Antonio Ulloa (integrante and who voted to apply the anti-terrorist law), sentenced Luciano Pitronello Schuffeneger for the crimes of “illegal transport of explosives,” “damages” (to the bank)” and “use of false license plate.”
The imposed sentenced was:
– For the damages to the Santander Bank: 41 months imprisonment in the highest degree, suspension of public office or employment for the duration of the sentence.
– For the possession of explosive device: 3 years and 1 day of imprisonment in the highest degree, and also complete disqualification from political rights and public offices and employment for the duration of the sentence.
– For driving a vehicle with another person’s license plate: 541 days of imprisonment in the highest degree, suspension of public office or employment for the duration of the sentence and suspension of driver’s license for the duration of 3 years. (more…)
Monday, August 6th, 2012
From This Is Our Job:
Summary of days 26 and 27 (Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26) of 2nd Halandri Case trial
These sessions marked the beginning of the defense attorneys’ remarks.
As one of the attorneys pointed out, the four Fire Cells Conspiracy comrades have distanced their position from the “defensive” remarks of their attorneys, since the comrades don’t recognize the authority of the court and won’t make apologias. The attorney explained that the defense attorneys’ remarks would thus express only their own opinions, and not the anarchist position of the Fire Cells Conspiracy. (more…)
Sunday, July 29th, 2012
The trial started on Friday, July 20th, in the justice center. Below we reproduce the summary made by Viva la Anarquia.
We learned that our compa has been punished by the jailers and in isolation since Thursday the 19th. We learned this thanks to the fact that his lawyer was going to visit him and found him handcuffed to his bed, and demanded (during the hearing) explanations for the punishment. The judges in turn requested the prison guards to give the explanations in a maximum period of 24 hours. (more…)
Call for an international mobilization in solidarity with the convicted rioters of Genoa 2001 (Italy)
Monday, June 11th, 2012
On 13th July the last grade of judgment against 10 comrades, convicted for having participated in the clashes occurred in Genoa in 2001 on the occasion of the G8 summit, will be held.
The comrades were given heavy sentences, ranging from 10 to 15 years, by the Court of Genoa and now their imprisonment may become executive.
Ten people are being used as scapegoat: through them, the State wants to attack the hundreds of thousands of people who took to the streets in those days, and particularly those who contributed to unleash the revolt against the arrogance of the Powerful. We won’t accept the reprisal of the State; condemning these comrades means to attack the whole movement. (more…)
Revolutionary greetings from imprisoned anarchist Marco Camenisch, on the occasion of the event for the Revolutionary Struggle case (Switzerland)
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
From Switzerland I send my warmest revolutionary salutes to you, comrades, on the occasion of your event-festival on the 7th and 8th of June in Greece!
The themes of your meeting—history, actuality and perspective of the international social revolution—are of crucial importance and more timely than ever, in these times of irreversible crisis of the dominant system.
Never had been the times so ripe and urgent for the realization and organization of the internationalist struggle towards a social-revolutionary perspective as the only solution to the crisis of the dominant system, and for this purpose the construction of an internationalist revolutionized solidarity is indispensable; these are more than obvious and shareable affirmations of yours, Pola and Nikos, and of a multitude of combatant comrades. (more…)
Tags: Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Solidarity, Marco Camenisch, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, Revolutionary Struggle, Switzerland, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Friday, May 4th, 2012
On April 20th, in the special court-martial of Koridallos women’s prisons where one more trial session of the second ‘Halandri case’ took place, Michalis Nikolopoulos read his request for postponement of the trial and then another statement by Christos Tsakalos and Damiano Bolano (both comrades were absent from court due to their hunger strike). Later, the defense attorney Frangiskos Ragousis handed the judges a letter from Athena Tsakalou, the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos. She herself was present in the courtroom but she refused to testify. The letter wasn’t read in court, and the presiding judge simply announced that ‘it will be added to the transcript.’ The complete letter is as follows:
TO THE COURT
‘Every act of rebellion expresses nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.’
I am asking myself: why are parents of the anarchists–revolutionaries of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire being subpoenaed to trial? Why are they subpoenaing me? Are they doing it in order to ask me if I know something about the organization? To ask me questions about the personal lives of my sons, sketch out their ‘psychological profile,’ or get an opinion on their ‘family life’? Or to ask me if I agree with the actions of my children and, in general, those of the organization? To stand me up in front of this court, supported by that little book, and make me swear to that god you have placed in the service of Power? To make revolutionary anarchists feel uncomfortable while their parents are asked a bunch of awkward questions? Or is it so that you yourselves can rejoice at the thought that you have made us believe it is we who must give the answers and make an apologia? (more…)
Tags: Athena Tsakalou, Athens, Christos Tsakalos, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), Korydallos Prison, Letter, Panagiotis Argirou, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
325 receives and transmits:
Now it is possible to send solidarity messages, postcards and letters to the imprisoned fighters Eat & Billy. You can find a guide to writing to prisoners here: (ABC Leeds)
Mailing address for Billy & Eat, proud members of the Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell – FAI-IRF at the prison in Yogyakarta:
Billy Augustan / Reyhard Rumbayan
Lembaga Pemasyarakatan (LAPAS) Kelas IIB Sleman
Jalan Bedingin, Sumberhadi,
Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta
Zine from Eat & Billy : The two imprisoned comrades have made this publication from inside the prison called “Mlebu”. It isn’t yet in distribution, but will be soon… “Days that are over will not continue to last, if you want to construct the past…”
MLEBU zine # 1 (February 2012)
“MLEBU is the first word in the Java language which I can understand its meaning. The word is also the first words which forced me to come up to the police car and forced to sleep locked now. MLEBU is not regularly communicate pilot project as well as energy and imagination spilled media.
MLEBU Sustainability is not guaranteed. MLEBU does not meant to invite or force anyone to ‘get in’ to a situation such as our condition today. What can we do when it is ‘inside’? STILL TRYING TO GET ‘OUT’!” Sleman, Feb 2012 (Billy)
MLEBU zine # 2 (March 2012)
MLEBU is an intervention effort against monotony and lack of freedom. MLEBU is a glimpse of reality. MLEBU is a creative process as well as destructive. MLEBU is not periodic publication. MLEBU is a one-way ticket with no guarantee of safety. MLEBU created manually using a razor blade, glue, pens, crayons, and paper …
This zine is an effort from 2 combatants in Yogjakarta to release their self (Eat & Billy) using the method of collage by Billy and coupled with the text from Eat.
So far we still do not get printed or PDF version of MLEBU. However, as soon as we get it we will immediately distribute it to anyone who want to express solidarity.
Burn down the prisons and courts!
Long live the live action and solidarity!
Tags: Billy, Eat, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, Trial, Zine
Posted in Prison Struggle
Sixth trial session of Eat & Billy, proud members of Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / FAI-IRF (Indonesia)
Friday, April 20th, 2012
We received word that the sixth trial of the comrades of Billy Augustan and Reyhard Rumbayan (EAT) was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in the same place, the District Court of Lahore. The trial began after being delayed for two hours with the reading of the demands of the Public Prosecutor. Through its chairman Wiwik Triatmini, read the charges in the form of demand for imprisonment for 3 years with a reduced prison term.
Both combatants are considered guilty of arson in the BRI’s ATMs Gejayan Road, Lahore – Jogjakarta on October 7, 2011. Both are considered guilty of violating Article 187 Criminal Code because it is considered a deliberate act that resulted in a public or private property being set on fire and explosion. (more…)
Tags: Billy, Eat, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, Repression, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Trial, Yogyakarta
Posted in Prison Struggle
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
CCF imprisoned member Michalis Nikolopoulos read the following political statement on the 13th day (Monday, April 2, 2012) of the 2nd ‘Halandri’ Case trial of the Conspiracy Cells of Fire. The statement concerns the attack by the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire against the home of Gerasimos Arsenis. You can also read summaries of the Halandri case court reports from TIOJ.
Translated by Actforfreedomnow!/boubourAs:
Gerasimos Arsenis is a recognized officer of authority. In his long political career he has served as minister of Economics, Defence and Education, while he has also run for the leadership of PASOK. In a few words, across from us is a person of power whose decisions contributed to the formation of today’s reality. No one can forget the infamous “Arsenis law” which showed once more, that schools are nothing more than intensive laboratories of serene and trained subjects. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Second Halandri Trial, Trial
Posted in Prison Struggle
Trial report of the process against Eat & Billy, members of Long-Live Luciano Tortuga Cell / FAI-IRF (Indonesia)
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Important update: We got news about our brother Billy’s health. He’s sick and getting worse since the prison conditions are so bad. More details coming as soon as possible. Strength and health to Billy, united in struggle and affinity for insurrection. War against the existent…
325 receives and transmits:
We received late news that the State continued the trial against our brothers (Eat & Billy). The fourth trial held in Friday 6, April 2012 in Sleman Courthouse (Yogyakarta). This trial itself showed that the State and Capital want to force the Anti-Terrorism Act as a tool of repression against the rise of new generation of anarchist urban guerrilla in Indonesia under the name of Revolutionary Organization – Informal Anarchist Federation, Indonesian Section. (more…)
Tags: Billy, Eat, Indonesia, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, Long Live Luciano Tortuga Cell - International Revolutionary Front - FAI, RO-FAI (Indonesia Section), Trial, Yogyakarta
Posted in Prison Struggle
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
From Actforfreedomnow!boubourAs-Contrainfo-Sysiphus – Respect & Solidarity:
The choice of claiming responsibility and not capitulation
We, as Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – imprisoned members, chose and claimed responsibility from inside the prison for our participation in our project. The responsibility claim is the least way to defend and honour the most beautiful acts that we share. Not as a memory that fades away after our arrests but as a living reality and prospect of carrying on our actions in the continuous present, the here and now.
We believe that the responsibility claim and the words we express through this contribute decisively to the intensification of anarchist action. It is an open offence towards the apologetic low-key stance that the prosecutors and interrogaters wanted to extract from us. This attitude reveals the existence of two different worlds. A world of power on one side and on the other the world of anarchy, which are in perpetual war with each other. (more…)
Tags: Athens, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire : Imprisoned Members Cell, Greece, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, Korydallos Prison, Trial
Posted in Cognitive Liberty, Prison Struggle
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
More info from viva la anarquia:
On Tuesday, February 7 a trial was scheduled against comrade Zerman. On that day the state prosecutor didn’t show up, but instead another representive of the state, who said that the case cannot be settled that day. So, the defense demanded that Zerman was released on bail, whereupon the state prosecutor wanted this refused.
Zerman is accused of public disorder, damage to a police vehicle and possession of incendiary material. However, the outcome was that Zerman was released under house arrest and the requirement of signing at the nearest police station. The next trial date is scheduled as the first week of April. The hearing was attended by relatives, comrades and friends who were there to accompany Zerman and let him know that he is not alone in this process that is intended as a revenge for his rebellious actions.