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Greek prisons: A statement in support of the US prison mobilization by CCF-FAI/FRI Urban Guerrilla Cell (released Sept. 9th)

Soledad Brothers (from left to right): John Clutchette, George L. Jackson (September 23, 1941 — August 21, 1971) and Fleeta Drumgo

“Gentlemen, the Dragon Will Fly Out” In Support of September 9th Mobilization in US Prisons

“Gentlemen, the dragon will fly out” is a saying attributed to prisoner George Jackson. On August 21st […]

Greece: Solidarity with prison rebels against slavery & white supremacy in America and beyond

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 […]

[Greece] CCF-Urban Guerilla Cell FAI: To the Anarchist Milieu

click image to read a rough (unedited) translation in English

original text in Greek; received January 4th 2016

Athens: A total of eight CCF prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised [UPDATED]

Paper banner in Santiago (Chile, March 2015), reading “Internationalist solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike in Greece”

On March 24th 2014, four other anarchists of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Giorgos Polidoros, Gerasimos Tsakalos and Olga Ekonomidou, were moved to hospitals outside Koridallos prisons under heavy police presence.

This afternoon, March […]

Athens: Two CCF prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Banner at a prisoner solidarity demo in the city of Volos (13/3/2015) reading: “Solidarity with political prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3; against the legal arsenal of the state of exception.”

On March 17th, CCF imprisoned member on hunger strike Panagiotis Argirou (who, just two years ago, recovered from a serious head injury) suffered […]

Athens: Christos Polidoros, brother of CCF member Giorgos Polidoros, arrested

A few days ago, a close friend of Christos Polidoros – brother of CCF imprisoned member Giorgos Polidoros – was arrested for alleged involvement in the CCF escape plan and later released.

On March 6th 2015, Christos Polidoros reappeared voluntarily before an investigative judge to clarify the situation. However, the investigative judge ordered his arrest. Currently, […]

Greece: ‘War Communique’ of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire anarchist prisoners

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 homes […]

Greece: Solidarity calls for the R.O. CCF and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos – Brief update on Olga Ekonomidou

The poster reads:

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 to those […]

Greek prisons: Update on comrades’ hunger strikes (ongoing)

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:

One year and […]

Greek prisons: More updates on comrades’ hunger strikes (ongoing)

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 […]

Greek prisons: A few updates on comrades’ hunger strikes (ongoing)

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 practice’ […]

Greek prisons: Short notes on comrades’ hunger strikes and prison food abstentions (ongoing)

April 4th – Hunger strike declaration of Spyros Dravilas (inmate of Domokos prisons, who is currently held in the hospital of Koridallos prisons), titled ‘The State and its institutions get revenge on those who don’t succumb to their system by depriving them of the acquired right of temporary leave’. Authorities deny Spyros Dravilas the temporary […]

Athens: Imprisoned and pretrial detainees anarchists are summoned concerning the 250 actions of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

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 local […]

New transfer of a member of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

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 […]