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Greek prisons: A writing by CCF members for the US prison mobilization and anarchist prisoners in Italy (released Sept. 12th)

NON SERVIAM – I WILL NOT SERVE YOU “Worse than enslavement is getting used to it…”

Life in the modern civilized world comprises false representations, false patterns, and false formalities. Formalities that determine our upbringing within a family, our education, our professional career, our relationships, our emotions, our smiles or tears. Patterns that castrate the […]

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 […]

Koridallos prison, Athens: Summary of sentences in the CCF escape case trial

On July 8th 2016, the Koridallos prison court – presided over by special judge Asimina Yfanti – convicted all members of the anarchist revolutionary organisation Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, who were accused of placing an explosive device at Koridallos tax office; sending a parcel bomb to the police station in Itea (in retaliation for […]

Action for political prisoners at mass street protest in Paris on June 14th

During the June 14th demonstration in Paris, comrades of AGB (Anarchist Group from Bern) carried a banner in solidarity with political prisoners in Greece, Switzerland and elsewhere, reading: “Whoever forgets the prisoners of social war has forgotten the war! Freedom for Nikos Maziotis, Marco Camenisch & members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. ”

Received […]

Athens: Triple arson attack in the city centre

The last days of May, in the centre of Athens, we torched two ATMs of Alpha Bank, as well as an excavator used for the metro line extension in the area of Exarchia.

We perceive the State’s effort to upgrade the control and disciplining mechanism as a way of establishing a consumerist and […]

Athens: Responsibility claim for incendiary attack against Hellenic Post branch in Nea Smyrni

(Original communiqué received March 19th 2016.)

“Who will shatter the rock that for millennia has sat upon individual autonomy? For so long now learning to live has meant learning to die.” How many years of commercial society? How many more of “civilised” existence? And all this for what? We take part in the most paranoid […]

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 […]

Koridallos prisons: A writing by CCF member Panagiotis Argirou on the occasion of the nearing end of the Phoenix Project trial

TO ALL COMRADES WHOSE ACTS HAVE GIVEN ME MOMENTS OF FREEDOM

“Only in those moments when our tension for freedom encounters with praxis do we really manage to live anarchy, here and now. Unfortunately the dream we carry in our hearts is too great to avoid the risk of finding ourselves up against […]

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 […]

São Paulo, Brazil: Carlo Giuliani Cell of M.I.A. join the call for a Black December through fire

—We claim responsibility for incendiary attacks against four banks in the city of São Paulo. The attacks occurred at the Santander bank branches in Largo da Batata, another in the Liberdade area, and the other two in the central region and in a peripheral region.—

Manifesto:

The “Carlo Giuliani” cell of the Anarchist Insurgent Movement […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Painted slogans and banner in solidarity with Evi Statiri

“Freedom for Evi Statiri, on hunger strike since 14/09”

“Freedom for Evi Statiri”

“Evi, hold strong until freedom – Hunger strike against fear and injustice”

“Struggle against fear and injustice”

“Evi, hold strong until freedom”

“Freedom for Evi Statiri, hunger striker since 14/09”

“Freedom for […]

International coordinated actions in solidarity with Evi Statiri (on hunger strike since 14/9)

Between the 12th and 17th of September 2015, some participants in the network of Contra Info carried out a series of actions in solidarity with Evi Statiri, prisoner in struggle in Greece, who has undergone hunger strike since September 14th, demanding an end to the preventive detention that was imposed on her six months ago.

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Greek prisons: Evi Statiri has announced a hunger strike after being denied release

From March 2nd to April 4th 2015, the ten imprisoned members of the anarchist urban guerrilla group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire/FAI-FRI, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Christos Tsakalos, Olga Ekonomidou, Michalis Nikolopoulos, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Giorgos Polidoros, Panagiotis Argirou, Damiano Bolano and Theofilos Mavropoulos — along with anarchist captive Angeliki Spyropoulou — conducted an exhaustive hunger […]

Greece: Evi Statiri still in prison for being the life companion of a captive anarchist urban guerrilla

On July 14th 2015, it became known that the latest motion for release filed by Evi Statiri (the life partner of CCF imprisoned member Gerasimos Tsakalos) was rejected by the competent judicial council.

Despite the fact that Evi has never been a member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, nor had she any involvement […]

[Greece] New contact email of CCF imprisoned members

Comrades and projects that wish to communicate with Conspiracy of Cells of Fire/FAI-FRI prisoners can reach them by email at conspiracycf@riseup.net

Here is their PGP public key. Obviously they can still receive unencrypted emails, too. (Their old account at riseup.net will be maintained so as not to lose contact with comrades who have not yet […]

Greece: Relatives of CCF imprisoned members held hostage

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 […]

Athens: Athena Tsakalou finally out of prison

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 […]

Greek prisons: Anarchist captive Angeliki Spyropoulou stopped hunger strike

On April 4th 2015, anarchist prisoner Angeliki Spyropoulou announced the end of her hunger strike, considering that the demand for the release of both relatives of CCF members is soon to be met. Below is an excerpt from her statement.

(…) Thus, after 32 days, and as the mother of the comrades as well as […]

Greek prisons: CCF prisoners stopped hunger strike in view of upcoming release of their family members

On April 4th 2015, the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire prisoners announced the end of their hunger strike, anticipating that the mother and the partner of Gerasimos Tsakalos will soon be released from prison. Below are excerpts from their statement. Today’s a day that a crack opens up in the walls of the prison world […]

Athens – CCF hunger strike: Words of Evi Statiri from prison

On April 1st, Athena Tsakalou (mother of the Tsakalos brothers) stated that she refuses to walk out of prison until her daughter-in-law is also granted release. The two women, who were remanded in custody over the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire intended prison escape, are currently sharing a cell in Koridallos prison.

The next day, […]

“Kafka’s Hell” – An open letter from Athena Tsakalou (April 1st, 2015)

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 […]

Koridallos prison: Banner drop in solidarity with the hunger strikers

The banner reads: “Immediate release of the relatives of CCF – Victory to all the hunger strikers – Dignity or death”

In the context of solidarity actions with our fellow prisoners on hunger strike, we hung a banner in the A wing of Koridallos men’s prison.

Immediate release of the relatives of CCF members Victory […]

Athens – CCF hunger strike: Athena Tsakalou granted conditional release from prison

On March 31st 2015, a judicial council permitted the release of Athena Tsakalou, mother of the Tsakalos brothers, under restrictive conditions: bail of 10,000 euros, obligation to check in to a police station three times a month, ban on exiting the country, and prohibition on leaving Salamina (Salamis Island), which means that, if her sons […]