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[Greek prisons] Nikos Romanos: “Requiem for a Journey of No Return”

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Below, anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos gives his account of what preceded the assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6th 2008.

Received November 30th 2015:

Requiem for a Journey of No Return

Today, I will begin to speak about what should be imprinted as an authentic testimony of the soul to revolutionary memory. My […]

Greek prisons: Nikos Romanos’ request for educational leave denied for the umpteenth time

On June 12th 2015, comrades in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos reported that the Koridallos prison board – the prosecutor Nikolaos Poimenidis, the prison director Charalambia Koutsomichali, and the social work assistant Vassiliki Fragathoula – unanimously rejected the comrade’s request for educational leave, and instead proposed to “facilitate” distance learning examinations inside the Second […]

Athens: Nikos Romanos ended his hunger strike

Nikos Romanos, anarchist prisoner in Greece, was on hunger strike from the 10th of November until the 10th of December 2014. The judicial mechanisms refused his furlough request to attend university classes. In response to this, multiform actions of solidarity took place inside and outside the prisons of Greek democracy and internationally.

Most of all, […]

Germany: Solidarity with Nikos Romanos from Nuremberg

(originally released on 7.12.2014)

We hung this banner in the West of Nuremberg to publicly show our solidarity with Nikos Romanos in the short run. We wish the comrade much strength in the struggle against the Greek classist justice.

Organize class autonomy. Against the domination of patriarchy, Capital and the State.

The crisis is permanent. […]

Greek prisons: Solidarity with anarchist Nikos Romanos and the rest of prisoners in struggle

Footage of clashes in Exarchia, downtown Athens, December 6th, 2014:

Anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, currently hospitalized in critical condition in Athens, has been on a hunger strike since the 10th of November 2014. His request for educational leaves – to which he’s entitled since September 2014 – has been repeatedly denied by the Greek […]

Tampere: Solidarity to Nikos Romanos

A modest expression of solidarity to Nikos Romanos from Tampere, Finland.

İstanbul: DAF and other groups salute comrade Nikos Romanos

“Freedom for Romanos – Long live anarchism – Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF)”

police in front of Greece’s consulate

Today, we were in streets for Alexis who was murdered by Greek State and for Nikos Romanos who is in hunger strike for 26 days against the repression of the same state.

Today, we were […]

İstanbul: ELF/Insurrectionary Solidarity Faction sabotaged a road roller for Nikos Romanos

On the night of December 1st, 2014, we broke the windows of a road roller and cut its cables in the Kocasinan district of Istanbul, with the intention of showing our solidarity to anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike for 26 days, and then to Yannis Michailidis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis, […]

Brussels: Fire attack in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos

On Tuesday the 2nd of December 2014, we burned three vehicles belonging to members of the European Parliament. The attack took place near the Général Lartigue Avenue in Brussels.

This action is an act of offensive solidarity with anarchist Romanos, currently on hunger strike.

Solidarity with the anarchist and revolutionary prisoners, in Greece and everywhere […]

Athens: Request of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos denied a second time; the comrade continues his hunger strike

Solidarity with anarchist N.Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11

On the night of December 2nd, 2014, it was confirmed that the request of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos – who has now entered the 24th day of hunger strike – was denied a second time. In particular, he had filed an appeal against the denial […]

Santiago, Chile: Insurrectional solidarity with Nikos Romanos amid barricades at the intersection of Macul and Grecia

On Wednesday noon, November 26th, amid barricades and Molotov cocktails that gave life to a new day of anarchic violence and confrontation with the guardians of order on the junction known as “Cordón Macul”, one of the groups that participated in the action which has already been diffused expressed our solidarity with anarchist comrade Nikos […]

Athens: Exarchia riots in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos

During the night between the 2nd and 3rd of December 2014, shortly after an evening demonstration of thousands of people in central Athens in support of the ongoing struggle of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos and the solidarity hunger strike of his captive brothers Yannis Michailidis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis, large-scale clashes erupted in […]

Athens: Gatherings in solidarity with Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis (30/11)

A moto-protest in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos, who is hospitalized at the Gennimatas hospital in northern Athens, took place on Sunday afternoon the 30th of November. More than 200 demonstrators drove off from the city centre and made a short stop at Syntagma Square, where families of refugees from Syria – many […]

Athens: Protest outside the house of the deputy prime minister, in solidarity with Nikos Romanos

On Monday evening, December 1st, at about 18:00, a group of comrades held an intervention outside the house of the Greek government vice president and minister of Foreign Affairs Evangelos Venizelos, located on the southern slopes of Lycabettus hill in downtown Athens. Venizelos is also leader of the PASOK co-ruling party.

A banner was […]

Athens: String of arson attacks in solidarity with hunger striker Nikos Romanos

“At least we are still implacable and strong-willed like the people of our kind. And those of us who closed their eyes in pain and traveled far continue to keep their eyes glued to that night sky we used to observe, too. And they watch us fall, beautiful and shining stars. Now it’s our turn. […]

Porto Rafti, Attica: Slogans painted in solidarity with the chaotic Nikos Romanos

Nikos Romanos is our brother, an insurgent in prison, our comrade in the street

Strength to hunger striker – since 10/11 – N.Romanos

Strength to Nikolaras [colloquial superlative] Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11

Solidarity means attack | Hunger strike of Nikos Romanos – since 10/11

Hunger strike until […]

Athens: Attacks in solidarity with Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis

At daybreak of the 23rd of November 2014, we torched an ATM of the Piraeus Bank located at Canningos Square (central Athens). Four days later, in the early morning of November 27th, we left explosive material at the front door of the Hellenic Post (ELTA) branch situated in the district of Pefki. These acts were […]

Athens: Updates on anarchist hunger strikers Yannis Michailidis and Nikos Romanos

Long live anarchy scumbags

Anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos is on hunger strike since November 10, 2014, requesting to make use of educational furloughs from prison, to which he is entitled since September 2014. Nikos is currently in Athens general hospital Gennimatas, under a strong custody of the police. Physician Pantelia (Lina) Vergopoulou, who visited […]

Athens: Reportback from the gathering in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos

(comrade Nikos Romanos at the hospital)

On Tuesday evening, November 25th, about 150 people gathered outside the Gennimatas hospital on Mesogeion Avenue to show our solidarity with anarchist Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike since November 10th, and yesterday was rushed from Koridallos prison to the hospital. The place was full […]

Athens: Anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos taken to hospital

“The smell of gasoline starts to permeate the air… No one can touch Nikos Romanos”

“Attack by all means – Solidarity with N.Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11”

On November 24th, 2014, anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos – on hunger strike since November 10th – was rushed from Koridallos prison to Athens general hospital […]

Nicosia, Cyprus: Banner in solidarity with the hunger strikers Nikos Romanos, Iraklis Kostaris and Yannis Michailidis

Solidarity with N.Romanos, I.Kostaris, Y.Michailidis and all political prisoners

SOLIDARITY IS DYNAMIC

On Thursday evening, November 20th, a group of comrades from Nicosia placed a banner in the city centre (Faneromeni Square) as a small token of solidarity with the captives of the Greek State, hunger strikers N.Romanos (since 10/11), I.Kostaris (since 29/10) and […]

Greek prisons: Words from Nikos Maziotis in solidarity with hunger striker Nikos Romanos

Anarchist Nikos Romanos is one of us. He is one of those who, like us, rebelled against Power, against law and order that wants people to be slaves, subservient and submissive; he is one of those who learned first-hand what “law and order” really means, when he witnessed the murder of his friend Alexandros Grigoropoulos […]

Athens: Update on the health condition of anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos

A doctor who examined the comrade at Koridallos prison on Tuesday morning, November 18th – during the ninth day of hunger strike – reports that 21-year-old Nikos Romanos has lost 6kg of body weight (nearly 10% of his total body weight) and feels greater fatigue since the last medical examination. He experiences malaise, dizziness, weakness […]

Greek prisons: Rotating hunger strike in solidarity with Nikos Romanos

Comrade Yannis Michailidis, currently incarcerated in Koridallos prison, announced that the anarchists who were arrested after the double robbery in Velventos, Kozani (in February 2013), begin a rotating hunger strike as of Monday, November 17th, 2014 to show factual support to Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike since the 10th of November demanding that […]

Greek prisons: Updates on the hunger strike of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos

Athens Polytechnic School, Exarchia: Solidarity with anarchist N. Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11

East side Thessaloniki: Solidarity with anarchist prisoner N. Romanos – Hunger strike since 10/11

Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kozani: Solidarity with N. Romanos, who is on hunger strike since 10/11 because he has not been granted student […]