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[Athens] CCF escape case trial: Statement of Athena Tsakalou to the court

Below is the statement of Athena Tsakalou (the mother of CCF anarchist prisoners Christos Tsakalos and Gerasimos Tsakalos) which was read out in Koridallos prison court by her defense lawyer in late June 2016, while the CCF escape case trial was still underway.

I haven’t chosen silence, even though it expresses me on many […]

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 have stood firmly […]

Greek prisons are boiling…

Banner in Thessaloniki, Greece (27/3/2014): “All values of democracy are maximum security prisons”

On March 24th, 2014, prisoners across Greece announced mobilizations to protest ever-stricter detention conditions, demanding that the government’s draft law for maximum security prisons be withdrawn. According to this new bill, “dangerous” inmates sent to the type C units will […]

Prisoners announcing protest mobilizations in Greek prisons (March 24th, 2014)

FIRE TO THE LAWS

These days a bill proposed by the Ministry of Justice relating to super-max security prisons and the banning of prison furloughs, is available for public consultation.

The first new measures of the government bill were issued in the media.

1) Special categorization of the prisoners in 3 types (A, B, C). […]

Athens, Greece: Only one month hospitalization for imprisoned guerrilla fighter Savvas Xiros

“Political act is what really counts, not plain words. There are quite many who use big words, and behave differently behind the scenes doing what they do, and by saying this, I do not mean the politicians—their conduct is well known—, I mean people who generally partake in our milieu, so to speak, and use […]

Athens: Responsibility claim for attack at Sioufas & Associates Law Firm (legal debt collection agency)

We are at a juncture where the State and the bosses have launched an outright attack on the poor and oppressed. Impoverishing our lives and condemning us to destitution, Power aims to control every aspect of our everyday life. We are experiencing in our own skin the breakdown of public healthcare and education, layoffs and […]

Migrants on hunger and thirst strike in Dutch detention centers

The banner is in Nijmegen and reads: ‘Solidarity with the migrants on hungerstrike!’

Since May 1st, 2013 more than a hundred prisoners in migrant detention centers throughout the Netherlands have gone on hunger and thirst strike. Some have already been broken by intimidation and isolation, but some, such as Nessar, who […]

Greek prisons: Joint statement of prisoners in Koridallos

Today, March 29th, we the prisoners in the first wing of Koridallos men’s prison refuse to enter in the cells at noon as a minimum token of protest against the military-style invasion of the EKAM special suppressive antiterrorist units that conducted unannounced inspections and cell searches on the night of March 28th until the morning […]

Greek prisons: Spyros Dravilas has ended his hunger strike

‘Solidarity with Spyros Dravilas, on hunger strike since 4/2 for a breath of freedom’ (banner at Dimarhiou square in the city of Veria)

“[…] Criminal Justice is not blind. If a human identity could be attributed to it, this would be none other than vengefulness. Spyros Dravilas is convicted and serves prison term […]

Argentina: The Indignity of Normalcy

From Boletín La Oveja Negra:

While in various places around the world an incipient aggression begins to materialize, show itself and organize, in the Argentine State the mass of the population is living in a kind of bubble. Simply criticizing the government is enough to put you on one side, and you are put on the […]

Italian prisons: Solidarity gathering at Saluzzo on February 16th

In the first week of February 2013, 245 prisoners in Saluzzo decided to release an open letter reporting the abuses, ill-treatment and penalties to which they are subjected on a daily basis. The lack of food, heat and basic necessities, the denial of benefits and […]

Attica: Words of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos to comrades who gathered in solidarity outside the walls of Avlona youth prison

On the afternoon of Sunday, February 17th, approximately 70 comrades attended the scheduled solidarity gathering in front of Avlona prison, where Nikos Romanos has been locked up since February 11th. Four anti-riot squadrons guarded the prison gates the whole time. Comrades set up a sound system. So, when they managed to have telephone contact with […]

Greek prisons: Collective communiqué by 253 prisoners in solidarity with hunger striker Spyros Dravilas

Since Monday, February 4th, prisoner Spyros Dravilas started a hunger strike. He only requests he be granted the days of leave for which he longs for, and to which he is entitled already (just like dozens of other prisoners) because he has served the prison term stipulated by the law in order to get regular […]

Santiago, $hile: Responsibility claim for incendiary action against the jailers

Door with minor damage (unfortunately not the whole of the device was ignited)

The days of this hot summer go on and on, and most people are still withdrawn, thinking about where they’ll go for a vacation. Meanwhile, Power and authority don’t rest, incarcerating Mapuche brothers and warriors in southern Chile, perfecting repressive […]

Greek prisons: Solidarity to hunger striker Spyros Dravilas, incarcerated in Domokos

‘All my life, I’ve never learned how to bow my head or to swallow injustice. So, starting from Monday, February 4th, I conduct a hunger strike until my struggle is vindicated and my stolen right to days of leave from prison is given back to me, so as to reclaim a breath of freedom which […]

Spain: On the case of the prisoner in struggle Noelia Cotelo Riveiro

Noelia Cotelo Riveiro is a young woman from A Coruña, Galicia (northwestern Spain). Her sentence to serve was set at a year and a half, after stealing a car to buy some drugs. Inside the prison, the situation became complicated, and she has defended herself from the jailers. Now, five years […]

Amsterdam: Solidarity actions with anarchist spaces

The lower banner reads a message against the redevelopment plans in a community of squatted buildings: ‘Tabakspanden stays in our hands!’

In January several actions took place in solidarity with the evicted and threatened spaces in Greece:

• On five houses and social centres banners were placed with solidarity messages for Villa Amalias and […]

Thrace, Greece: Responsibility claim for the arson attack on a jeep van of the Department for Political Affairs in Xanthi

In the early morning hours of Sunday, January 13th, we attacked the jeep van of the state Department for Political Affairs, which is a branch of the Intelligence Service of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Let’s not kid ourselves: the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here, in Thrace, has shown which exact role it holds […]

Athens: Update on the application of Savvas Xiros

‘Freedom to Savvas Xiros’ —banner raised in Thessaloniki by comrades who organized an initiative in support of Savvas Xiros and called for a solidarity gathering on December 17th

On December 18th, 2012 the appeals court of Piraeus dismissed the umpteenth motion of Savvas Xiros for his release from Koridallos prison on health grounds […]

Letter of Felicity Ryder from clandestinity on the recent conditional release of Mario López from the Mexican prisons

To my brother Mario,

Six months have passed since you were kidnapped that night out of bad luck, since you were tortured and threatened, since your family and friends were harassed. For six months they tried everything to break your acratist spirit – they locked your body within four walls and innumerable bars, away from the […]

Madrid: Gathering in front of Navalcarnero prison in solidarity with prisoners in struggle

Monday, December 31st: Anti-prison New Year’s Eve Solidarity gathering to imprisoned persons Gathering by 12.00 in the parking lot at Navalcarnero prison (Madrid-IV penitentiary centre, Ctra. N-V, km. 27.7)

Yet another year of deception, fraud, economic and political downpour; of crisis; another year when we have been expressing our hatred and […]

Wales: Cardiff militants act in solidarity with comrades in France

Several Cardiff militant activists came together on the 18th December to show solidarity with the call-out for international solidarity with Human Rights Day demonstrations in France and beyond North-West Europe on the 10th of December, and December demonstrations continuing at the ZAD (near Nantes, Loire-Atlantique) and in major French cities as part of International […]

Trikala: A letter from prison

Good evening, comrades, from the D2 wing of the Trikala closed prison.

Autumn 2012 saw a lot of action in this particular wing. In September, we stopped working in our section but also in almost all the prison wards. It was a massive protest, in which all prisoners participated, that resulted in […]

[New CCF case trial] Communiqué by fugitives Dimitris Politis and Yannis Michailidis

Below is the full text of the comrades’ letter (13.10.2012)

Let us speak at the occasion of the trial against the revolutionary organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, because we happen to be wanted in this case.

No, we’re not making any appeal to the judicial representatives of Power. It makes […]

Koridallos prisons: Text in solidarity with Savvas Xiros

December 7th, 2012

On December 18th, 2012 the Piraeus court will examine the appeal/motion which was filed by Savvas Xiros, who requests anew his release from prison on health grounds and home hospitalization.

His health condition presents multifactorial symptoms, from his eyes (he is practically blind), ears (he is almost deaf), circulatory system (he suffers […]