On August 4th 2016, an info event was held at Themistokleous 58 squat in Exarchia (Athens), with the participation of Contra Info translation counter-info network and ABC Solidarity Cell, where a comrade from Portland ABC discussed details about the US wide mobilization against prison slavery and white supremacy on the 45th anniversary of the Attica […]
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original text in Greek; received January 4th 2016
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 […]
According to latest updates (June 2015), Evi Statiri – the life companion of anarchist prisoner Gerasimos Tsakalos – has been denied release from prison three times already by the special appellate judge Eftichis Nikopoulos (the same bastard who has repeatedly rejected applications for educational leave in the case of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos).
Evi Statiri […]
Today, April 6th 2015, the mother of two members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – comrades Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos – walked out of Koridallos prison. Her bail has been set at 10,000 euros.
The companion of Gerasimos Tsakalos is still in custody (since 2/3). According to people in solidarity with the Conspiracy […]
If the judicial authorities have the power to make the world succumb to their laws and what’s more to the overcoming of laws, this doesn’t prove that quality prevails, but rather that they can turn the world into Kafkaesque hell.
There are certain occurrences that make you stand before yourself and ask yourself, what is […]
Note of Contra Info:
In early January 2014, while on furlough, Christodoulos Xiros, convicted member of the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary organization 17 November (17Ν), did not voluntarily return to prison. The Greek police placed a huge bounty on his head, in addition to launching a series of raids in Athens and Thessaloniki at the […]
Solidarity with the members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and those prosecuted for the same case
On October 2nd, 2012, in the last session of the 2nd ‘Halandri case’ trial (with all four defendants absent from the courtroom), Damiano Bolano, Michalis Nikolopoulos and Giorgos Nikolopoulos were each sentenced to 7 years’ […]
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On June 27th, 2012, the members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos will stand trial charged with ‘incitement to criminal acts’, according to the provisions of Article 184 of the Greek Penal Code.
The indictment refers to three different texts—of which one does not even belong […]
Ten comrades conduct hunger strike to date, namely the prisoner Spyros Dravilas, eight of the 9 CCF imprisoned members, as well as the anarchist revolutionary Theofilos Mavropoulos.
you may read previous updates: i, ii, iii
SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARMED GUERRILLAS
Olga Ekonomidou announces beginning of hunger strike as of 30/4:
FREEDOM TO THE REVOLUTIONARY ANARCHIST THEOFILOS MAVROPOULOS (solidarity banner in Eleftherias Square, before the solidarity demonstration to Koridallos prisons, 27/4)
Nine comrades conduct hunger strike to date, namely the prisoner Spyros Dravilas (since 4/4) and the CCF imprisoned members, anarchists Gerasimos Tsakalos, Panagiotis Argirou, Christos Tsakalos (since 8/4), Damiano Bolano, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Giorgos Polidoros […]
Eight comrades are on hunger strike to date. You may read previous short notes here
Update, April 27th In an announcement from Koridallos prisons on their end of hunger strike, the imprisoned anarchists Alexandros Mitroussias, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Kostas Sakkas mention, among others, that ‘we were objectively defeated since none of our requests was met in […]
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Struggle for dignity and freedom inside and outside the walls
From April 6th the comrades Giorgos Karagiannidis, Alexandros Mitroussias, Kostas Sakkas are on hunger strike demanding: i) the lifting of the arbitrary and vengeful pretrial detentions imposed on them by the Inquisitors Mokkas and Baltas after their “apology” about the 250 incendiary […]
‘war to the bitter end … our release from prison shall be done by ourselves and our comrades’
Christos Tsakalos, April 18th (radio98fm recording)
Immediate fulfillment of the demands set forth by the anarchist hunger strikers in Koridallos prisons
Kostas Sakkas, Alexandros Mitroussias, Giorgos Karagiannidis, who are on hunger strike since 6/4/12 demanding the […]
[…Everyone chooses with their own free will, made of obstacles to tear down, or of compromises to accept. Without being stopped by any ‘social container’, the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire disrupts and destabilizes the existent of reactionary quietism. And it does so even in the so-called anarchist movement at all latitudes, paving […]
‘When one does not die for the other, then we are already dead’ [Tasos Livaditis]
I am not a humanist and therefore will not talk like a humanist. I place myself on the side of the anarchists of praxis. In the battle for a free life without leaders and minions, often a price […]
Wednesday, March 14th, at 19.00, Athens Polytechnic School: third assembly for further discussion on the new political prosecutions concerning older actions against comrades who have been convicted or are accused for the CCF case.
At a time when the people are groaning under the unbearable economic poverty and misery that have been imposed by the […]
According to your court indictment, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire is a terrorist organization. But words were never, nor are or will ever be neutral. Words acquire the meaning given by the person who uses them. We do not speak the language of the judges and prosecutors. We speak the language of the hunted who […]
Anarchists’ solidarity banner at the university in Florina (December 15th): ‘The passion for freedom will crush all prison cells – Solidarity with those who attempted to break the incarceration’
Second trial of the ‘Halandri case’ – Day 2, December 20th, 2011 Special court of Koridallos women’s prisons
Before the hearing was adjourned, the four […]
On August 9th, Giorgos Polidoros was moved in handcuffs from Corfu closed prison to Grevena general detention facility, in a disciplinary transfer. At first the jailers of Grevena prison attempted a full body pat-down while the comrade was still handcuffed. He resisted, and the jailers were forced to back off, but they charged […]
‘Through the sadness of endless mediocrity that suffocates us from everywhere, I console myself that somewhere in a closet several stubborn people struggle to counteract the spoilage.’ [Odysseas Elytis]
We are summoned to appear before the Prosecutor’s Office of Bologna, Italy, on June 28th in order to participate in a preliminary investigation in regard […]