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Athens: Banner action in solidarity with trans prisoners

Trans & cis abnormals; we set up gallows for every authoritarian | Freedom for the anarchist comrade Marius Mason

“—Are you a boy or a girl?” “—No.” | Gender is a social construct

Fire to the normalcy of normals; for the complete liberation of gender & sexuality | Strength to the incarcerated […]

Greece: Maria Theofilou released on bail

On January 21st 2016, Maria Theofilou (life companion of imprisoned bank robber Giorgos Petrakakos; sister of anarchist communist prisoner Tasos Theofilou) was released from Koridallos prison under restrictive conditions: monetary bail of 5,000 euros and obligation to report to her nearest police station twice a month.

in German

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[Themistokleous 58 squat] Demonstration in memory of Shahzad Luqman in Petralona

On the 3-year anniversary of the assassination of Shahzad Luqman, we participate in the demonstration on Saturday 16/1 at 12:00 in Merkouri Square in Ano Petralona, Athens.

-We gather at 11am in front of Themistokleous 58 squat in Exarchia to go there together.

Themistokleous 58 squat

Athens: CCF escape case trial set for February 15th 2016

February 15th: Trial date for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan – Prosecution against relatives of political prisoners

The trial concerning the plan of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades to escape from Koridallos prisons has been set for February 15th. A total of 28 people are accused in this trial. Conspiracy of […]

Athens: Update from Themistokleous 58 squat in Exarchia

At about 10pm on January 10th 2016, a few hours after we occupied the empty building on Themistokleous 58 St. in Exarchia, a guy appeared outside the premises who claimed to represent ‘ANASKEVI M EPE’ and said that the building belongs to this real estate company.

What he pretty much told us is that, if […]

Athens: New squat in Themistokleous St. 58 in Exarchia

In the evening of Sunday, January 10th 2016, we occupied the empty building on Themistokleous St. 58, in Exarchia, Athens. The intention is to open up a place where migrants, who are blocked here in Greece because of the European migration policies, can live and self-organize free from state control. We are a group of […]

Athens: New Year’s Eve at Koridallos prisons

The poster reads:

The prison door opens, and now he knows what to do; keep the memory alive, leave no space for oblivion, never forget the comrades left behind, pick up the thread of insurgency from where it was interrupted, pour the poison of insubordination into the reproduction networks of the capitalist society. For lasting […]

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

in PDF

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 […]

Greece: Church property tagged and banks sabotaged by anarchists in Komotini

Early hours of Monday 21st December:

BURN YOUR LOCAL CHURCH

NEITHER GOD [OF CHRISTIANITY], NOR ISLAM – HUM(A)NENESS, YOU BLASPHEMOUS PEOPLE!!!

(A)

BLACK DECEMBER

In the context of Black December, we carried out an artistic intervention-desecration at “holy sites” of Komotini. We also sabotaged bank ATMs and CCTV cameras throughout the […]

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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Athens: Incendiary attack against security systems provider

In recent years, in the name of an ever-increasing security and the quashing of terrorism and criminality, repression has intensified by various means: ever-larger policing, security guards, wiretapping, monitoring of all electronic media, surveillance cameras which are installed in every neighbourhood by now, and security systems that protect everyone’s property.

All this always occurs with […]

Athens: Attack against Jumbo S.A. chain toy store

The frivolous advertisements, the coercive smiles of workers and the cheap commodities do not hide the intensified and poorly paid work, the layoffs of those who dare to organise themselves in a class manner, or the supervised working routine.

The Jumbo chain not only is an advocate of the above but also a pioneer in […]

Heraklion, Crete: Incendiary attack against bank branch

In the early hours of Friday December 18th, in the context of the call for a “Black December”, we carried out an incendiary attack against the National Bank branch located at Kalokairinou Street in central Heraklion.

By means of this action we send:

– a combative salute to political prisoners and imprisoned fighters;

– a […]

Crete: Incendiary attack against Armed Forces Officers Club in Rethymno

“I would also point out that arson is the least-solved crime in the United States, and that gasoline is really cheap, and matches are free.” Sean Swain, longterm anarchist prisoner; excerpt from his text for Black December

On Saturday night, early Sunday December 13th, we chose to carry out an incendiary […]

Athens: Incendiary attack against five vehicles belonging to the AB supermarket chain

NEVER WORK ON SUNDAY

A response with fire

After the signing of the third memorandum, the SYRIZA-led government is following the dictates of the European Commission (EC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and continues the policies of the preceding governments from the same point: dismantlement of social security insurance, increase of retirement age […]

Athens: Arson attack against uniforms manufacturer

In the early hours of December 12th, we torched a vehicle belonging to the company BILL SAFETY,* located at Sevastopoulou Street, in the neighbourhood of Kaisariani.

For Anarchy

Everything continues

For a Black December _

* enterprise that produces a variety of work gear, including military and police uniforms

Thessaloniki: Solidarity with vegan anarchist prisoner Osman Evcan, on hunger strike since 10/11

Immediate fulfillment of the demand of imprisoned anarchist Osman Evcan to receive vegan food – Hunger strike since 10/11

Struggle for total liberation – animal and Earth liberation – until anarchy

Freedom to human and non-human animals – Arson and fire to every prison

Strength to vegan anarchist Osman Evcan – […]

Athens: Black December banner in Neos Kosmos

“We will smash the displays of your happiness – Onward for a Black December (A)”

A group of comrades carried out a banner action for Black December in the district of Neos Kosmos, Athens:

We support the call for a Black December

The month when the grayish prison of enormous buildings enriches the false […]

Athens, December 6th: More footage from Exarchia

New Year’s Eve: Global day of solidarity actions by relatives and friends of political prisoners

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR A GLOBAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY ACTIONS BY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF POLITICAL PRISONERS

We who experience the condition of our children, our spouses, our brothers and sisters, our friends being captive.

We who have heard exterminating sentences to decades of imprisonment handed down by terror-courts of the State of exploiters.

We who […]

Volos, Greece: Introducing the anarcha-feminist group Femanifesta

On December 6th 2015, during the demonstration in the city of Volos, the anarcha-feminist group Femanifesta unfolded a banner reading “Discipline is over – Life becomes magical”, threw flyers, and chanted mainly but not only feminist slogans.

In this nation, where all men were born levendes [“stouthearted”], feminism is the stones we hurl back

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[Greece & beyond] Poster pasted in several cities

BLACK DECEMBER

To get to know each other, loot the displays of abundance, occupy schools, universities and city halls, spread the message of rebellion, place incendiary devices against fascists and bosses, blow up houses of politicians, throw Molotov cocktails at cops, tag the walls with slogans, sabotage the smooth flow of merchandise amid Christmas… To […]

Athens: Incendiary attack against the building of the Ministry of Culture

In the early hours of December 4th, we attacked the ministry of culture in Exarchia with Molotov cocktails.

BLACK DECEMBER

Greece: Incendiary attack by Alexandros Grigoropoulos Cell/FAI in Athens

In the fiery craters of our inner volcanoes, made with the lava of emotion and the fire of passion, we’ve fed our lust for life… And to Society that wanted to impose its laws and its morals on us, we will firmly respond with our “no,” while all others repeat their cowardly “yes.” (Enzo […]

[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 […]