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Thessaloniki: Molotov attack upon MAT anti-riot squads outside Turkish embassy

Received December 20th:

In the early hours of Sunday morning MAT were attacked by a group of 70 hooded coming from the grounds of the university. Fifty molotovs were thrown against the static position outside the Turkish embassy on Agiou Dimitriou, setting fire to the entire street and the cops who were taken by surprise.

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Montreal, Quebec: The Black Bloc Takes Back the Streets

See also: Don’t need a strike to revolt against the State: report-back from the December 18th night demo

On the night of Wednesday December 9, a demonstration against austerity took the streets of Montreal, under the banner “Our Struggle Is Not Negotiable“. Québec’s public sector had held a general strike earlier the same […]

[Greece / Cyprus] December 6th demonstrations and riots

December 6th demonstrations marking the seventh anniversary of the killing of Alexandros Grigoropoulos were held in various Greek cities, such as Thessaloniki, Komotini, Ioannina, Karditsa, Lamia, Volos, Larissa, Trikala, Agrinio, Patras, Kalamata, Heraklion & Rethymno (Crete Island), Mytilini (Lesvos Island), and central Athens, but also in Limassol, Cyprus.

The main banner in Trikala read: “Onward […]

Greece: Black December banner drop by anarchists at the 1st wing of Koridallos men’s prison

The banner reads: FOR THE ANARCHIST OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE SOCIAL MACHINE – BLACK DECEMBER 2015

For constant anarchist insurgency Everyone take to the streets of fire

– anarchists at the 1st wing of Koridallos prison

Greece: Black December banner drop by anarchists at the 4th wing of Koridallos men’s prison

The banner reads: INSURRECTION IS ALWAYS TIMELY

Everyone take to the streets!

– some anarchists at the 4th wing of Koridallos prison

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USA: Wildfire #3 (December 2015)

The new issue of “Wildfire” is out now. Download PDF here.

It seems fitting that we are releasing this issue now, in December. Following the letter from imprisoned anarchists in Greece and the call for international activity, Black December rages on, writing the memory of our fallen comrades with words, banners, stones, and fire. In […]

Spanish prisons: Contact address of anarchist prisoners Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar

On October 28th 2015, the Spanish justice decided to extend the period of pretrial detention for anarchists Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar for two more years. They were arrested on November 13th 2013, accused of participation in a terrorist organisation, of havoc and conspiracy. Though the Spanish penal code sets a limit of two years […]

Lesvos Island, Greece: The hot spot facilities at Moria detention centre

Click image to read/download English PDF by Musaferat – Collective against detention centres (Mytilini, Lesvos Island)

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Switzerland: Comrade Marco Camenisch transferred to an open prison [address corrected]

Marco is now at Saxerriet open prison. His new address is:

Marco Camenisch PF 1 CH – 9465 Salez (Switzerland)

Freedom for Marco!

Greece: Rage in the streets of central Athens

November 12th rioting:

Riots broke out in the streets of central Athens on November 12th 2015, day of general strike. Before the morning demonstration, hooded protesters chased a team of uniformed cops who were patrolling on foot near the Archeological Museum, in Patission Street, and beat up at least one of the pigs. Just […]

Athens: Fascist arson attack against Agros squat in Ilion

On Sunday morning, November 1st 2015, Agros squat in Tritsis Park came once again under fascist arson attack. The damage was small and is being restored. The fact that their attacks include setting fire inside the park – a rare place, life-giving lung for residents of the surrounding areas, rare habitat of plants and animals […]

Athens: Indictment for the CCF escape plan

On November 16th 2015, it became known that a total of 27 people are being indicted for the case of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire planned escape from Koridallos prisons. Persons belonging to the immediate family nucleus of captive anarchists are included among the accused; that is, Athena Tsakalou (mother of the CCF members […]

Athens: Reportback from demo in defense of Epavli Kouvelou squat in Maroussi

On Monday morning (November 9th 2015), at 05:30, the Epavli Kouvelou squat was struck by bomb attack. The result of that murderous attack was that nearby houses and shops suffered heavy material damage, while some damage was caused to the main entrance of the squat itself.

What is shocking, however, is not the material damage […]

Athens: Strong explosion at Kouvelou squat in Maroussi

Today, Monday November 9th 2015, the Epavli Kouvelou squat in Maroussi (northern suburb of Athens) was attacked at the outer gate with a powerful explosive device. There has been significant damage to neighbouring buildings. The space is currently blocked by cops.

People in solidarity gather at the corner of Dionysou and Chatziantoniou St. […]

Brazil: Aftermath of the 1st Autonomous and Feminist Book Fair in Porto Alegre

Originally received November 2nd:

Since the beginning of FLIFEA [the 1st Autonomous and Feminist Book Fair in Porto Alegre], we suffered machist and fascist persecutions and aggressions, with threats, provocations and hostile presences, which were noticed and addressed at all time. But what happened this Sunday night (November 1st 2015) deserves a specific denunciation to […]

Italy: Nave Assillo, new squat in Trento

Received November 3rd: THE SHIP HAS LIFTED THE ANCHOR AWAY “ASSILLO” IS BACK

On the 24th of October 2015 we squatted a building on San Pio X Street in Trento, Italy.

We need places to live differently and where we can organize ourselves. The demonstration that those are not only our needs is proved by […]

Pyhäjoki, Finland: Fennovoima’s nuclear power plant project blockaded again in memory of Rémi Fraisse

Received Friday 23rd October:

Today, work at the Fennovoima nuclear power plant construction site was disrupted once again!

Three trucks were stopped – two by people climbing aboard and one by a person chaining themself to the vehicle. After 1.5 hours, the police managed to take three people in their custody.

With this direct action, […]

Italy: Billy, Costa and Silvia sent to trial again

On July 17th 2015, the preliminary hearing against Silvia Guerini, Costantino ‘Costa’ Ragusa and Luca ‘Billy’ Bernasconi took place in Turin, Italy. The three have been previously arrested and jailed for several years in Switzerland, accused of having organised an act of sabotage against a nanotechnology research centre of IBM, under construction at the time. […]

Athens: Update on Evi Statiri’s struggle

According to our latest information, Evi Statiri suspended hunger strike on October 2nd 2015, when the competent judicial council decided to grant her a conditional release from preventive detention. In the coming period she is expected to file a motion for the lifting of restrictive conditions imposed on her, which include the following: ban on […]

Athens: Evi Statiri to be released from prison!

PRISONERS OUT ONTO THE STREETS

According to an update we received from the ‘Relatives–Friends of prisoners and prosecuted fighters’, Evi Statiri (currently hospitalised) is soon to be released from prison, though with the provision of the strictest restrictive conditions.

More info as it comes.

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Koridallos underground prison cells: Protest in solidarity with hunger striker Evi Statiri

As of today, September 30th 2015, we participate in the mobilisation of prisoners throughout Greece (at the prisons of Trikala, Domokos, Grevena, and the women’s and men’s prisons of Koridallos in Athens) for the immediate RELEASE of Evi Statiri, wife of political prisoner-member of the Cells of Fire Gerasimos Tsakalos.

Evi has already been admitted […]

Greek prisons: CCF member Gerasimos Tsakalos has been on hunger strike since 14/9, in solidarity with the struggle of Evi Statiri

On Tuesday, September 29th, it became known that anarchist prisoner Gerasimos Tsakalos has undertaken a hunger strike since September 14th 2015, standing by the side of his life companion Evi Statiri from the very first moment she initiated her hunger strike. For reasons of his own, Gerasimos chose not to publicise this fact earlier. It […]

Piraeus: Evi Statiri, on hunger strike since 14/9, currently hospitalised

Anarchist gathering in solidarity with Evi Statiri, who has undertaken hunger strike since September 14th against fear and injustice: Wednesday, September 30th 2015, at 18:00 outside the General State Hospital of Nikaia in Piraeus. —Assembly in solidarity with Evi Statiri (in Athens).

In the early hours of Sunday, September 27th 2015, when Evi Statiri […]

Pyhäjoki, Finland: Call for international solidarity with the Hanhikivi hunger-strikers

Update 23.9.15 at 23:30pm: The person in a tree-house has been taken down by the cops on 23.9.2015. The operation required cutting trees, building a new road, a special unit of cops and fire department, 3 big vehicles, guards, and many hours. Finally the mop of pine martens caught the squirrel. Our comrade was taken […]