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Greek prisons: Text of Revolutionary Struggle prisoner Kostas Gournas about the hunger strike undertaken by Evi Statiri

(banner in Thessaloniki: Let’s combat states of exception with factual solidarity – Freedom for Evi Statiri)

September 15th 2015:

It is a longstanding as well as an infamous tactic of the State — particularly of the police-judicial mechanism — to use fabricated charges against relatives so as to hold them hostage and put pressure […]

Greek prisons – Revolutionary Struggle case: Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas transferred to Koridallos prison ahead of second-instance trial

On May 21st 2015, the Solidarity Assembly for political prisoners & imprisoned and prosecuted fighters reported that the anarchist prisoners Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas were transferred from Domokos prison to the dungeon in Koridallos women’s prison ahead of the second-instance trial on Revolutionary Struggle’s action (2003-2010).

Gournas and Maziotis are currently separated from other […]

Lamia, Greece: Anarchist prisoner Kostas Gournas suspended hunger strike

Statement by Kostas Gournas from the hospital in Lamia:

I am no longer able to cope with this demanding hunger strike because I have exhausted my physical abilities to do so, owing to chronic health problems. I consider today’s submission of the bill,* which initiates the fulfillment of some of our demands, to be the […]

Lamia, Greece: Dimitris Koufontinas suspended hunger strike

On March 27th, Dimitris Koufontinas (57 years old) suspended hunger strike, after the justice ministry put up for public consultation a prison reform bill.

However, the draft bill has not yet been submitted to parliament, nor has it been referred for voting. Thus, Kostas Gournas (34 years old) continues hunger strike, awaiting further developments around […]

Lamia, Greece: Kostas Gournas, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Solidarity with Urban Guerrillas (A)

Since yesterday, March 23rd, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Kostas Gournas (convicted Revolutionary Struggle member) has been moved from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia, where the conditions are indescribably appalling, the prisoners are placed in isolation room-cells, and communication with […]

Greek prisons: Combative prisoners on collective hunger strike as of March 2nd 2015

On March 2nd 2015, combative prisoners launched a hunger strike in various Greek prisons. Their main demands are: the abolition of Article 187 (criminal organisation) and Article 187A (terrorist organisation) of the Greek Penal Code; of the “hoodie law” (acts committed with concealed physical characteristics); of the legal framework for type C prisons; of the […]

Greece: Statement signed by all the prisoners in the E1 wing of Domokos type C prison

Prisoner Giorgos Sofianidis began a hunger strike on Friday 27/2 demanding his transfer to Koridallos prison (where he was incarcerated until News Year’s Eve) so that he is able to attend his studies in the same region where educational institutions to which he has already been admitted are available (besides, one of those schools operates […]

Greece: More transfers of prisoners to the maximum-security prison in Domokos

Anarchist Nikos Maziotis, member of Revolutionary Struggle, has been incarcerated for four days in the 5th wing of the new type C prison in Domokos.

On January 2nd, 2015, two more prisoners convicted as members of armed revolutionary organizations, anarchist Kostas Gournas (Revolutionary Struggle) and Dimitris Koufontinas (17 November), were transferred from the dungeon cells […]

To Whom It May Concern

In August 2014, Radioazione.org [“RadioAzione | controinformazione anarchica in diretta”] translated and transmitted in Italian one of the latest letters of comrade Pola Roupa (Revolutionary Struggle member who is currently on the run, always with a huge bounty on her head). The source of their translation – titled “Grecia: Scritto di Pola Roupa dalla latitanza […]

Santiago: Action at the Chilean-Hellenic Institute in solidarity with Nikos Maziotis

SOLIDARITY KNOWS NO BORDERS… FREEDOM FOR NIKOS MAZIOTIS!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014, Santiago

Anarchist Nikos Maziotis had gone into hiding two years ago, when he did not present himself in court during the trial in which he was later convicted for armed struggle actions as member of the anarchist urban guerrilla organization Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos […]

Athens: Nikos Maziotis transferred to Koridallos prison

On Saturday morning, July 19th, 2014, an interrogator visited the room in Evangelismos hospital where Nikos Maziotis was being treated since July 16th, after the armed clash with cops in Monastiraki, which caused his injury and captivity. When the anarchist prisoner was asked what his name is, he did not answer anything. When he was […]

Santiago: Action at the Greek embassy in remembrance of Lambros Foundas and in solidarity with Kostas Gournas

Banner and fliers at the Embassy of Greece Thursday, July 10th, 2014, Santiago

The Bad Times will be lit ablaze…

On July 10th, 2014 we put up a banner outside the Greek embassy, accompanied by a shower of fliers thrown in the streets (of the Republic) that are always clean and tidy in the […]

Athens – Revolutionary Struggle case: Anarchist Vaggelis Stathopoulos was ordered released from prison

On Monday, July 15th, 2013 anarchist Vaggelis Stathopoulos was granted his release from prison under restrictive conditions (2,000 euro monetary bail, obligation to present himself twice a month to his nearest police station, ban from exiting the country).

Solidarity with anarchist Kostas Gournas, imprisoned member of the Revolutionary Struggle, and all comrades convicted in […]

Athens: Contact address of the three anarchist prisoners who were convicted in the Revolutionary Struggle case

Anarchist Kostas Gournas, member of the Revolutionary Struggle, as well as anarchists Vaggelis Stathopoulos and Christoforos Kortesis are being held in Koridallos prison.

They currently receive letters at the following address:

Kostas Gournas Vaggelis Stathopoulos Christoforos Kortesis Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, Parartima Gynaikeion Filakon Koridallou (Π.Γ.Φ.Κ.), ST Pteryga, Solomou 3-5, 18110 Koridallos, Athens, Greece

Solidarity […]

Athens – Revolutionary Struggle case: Five anarchists convicted in first instance

On April 3rd, 2013 the judgment on the Revolutionary Struggle case was a slight improvement of the prosecutor’s proposal. The court’s decision on the Revolutionary Struggle case:

Defendants who have denied participation in the organization

– Acquittal of Marie Beraha, Sarantos Nikitopoulos and Kostas Katsenos of all charges (on benefit […]

Athens: Oral declaration to the court by Pola Roupa, member of Revolutionary Struggle – October 24th, 2011

Let me begin by commenting on the main accusation against us, that we have founded a ‘terrorist organization,’ by which ‘we were targeting the country’s established constitutional order seeking its overthrow or even its alteration.’ I would like to underline this point. This charge by itself is the biggest proof that this is in […]

Athens – Revolutionary Struggle case: Final trial session on April 3rd

Latest information on the court proceeding that the International Red Aid has disseminated:

The prosecutor proposed the sentencing of the three admitted members of the Revolutionary Struggle, Pola Roupa, Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas, even though no evidence was presented in court that would substantiate their involvement in the specific actions they’re charged with. […]

Athens: Solidarity action for the Revolutionary Struggle case by anarchist comrades of the assembly for the CCF case

Honour forever to anarchist Lambros Foundas, member of the Revolutionary Struggle group

Solidarity with the Revolutionary Struggle members and those prosecuted for the same case

Honour forever to Revolutionary Struggle member Lambros Foundas

Solidarity with the Revolutionary Struggle members and the co-accused in the same case

Every rebellious heart is […]

Madrid: Factual solidarity with the eight comrades who are prosecuted for the Revolutionary Struggle case in Athens

Anarchist solidarians in Madrid released two pamphlets which contain translations of summaries of trial sessions in Koridallos women’s prisons and political statements of prosecuted comrades, as well as interventions in the two-day event ‘For the Struggle and the Revolution,’ that was held on June 7-8, 2012 in Athens, and other counter-informative material such as the […]

Athens, Revolutionary Struggle case trial: Statement of Jean Weir in court, 10.9.2012

Click on photo to read the statement of anarchist Jean Weir in defense of the three Revolutionary Struggle members to the terror-court in Koridallos prisons.

You may also read ‘Armed Struggle and the Revolutionary Movement,’ a brief presentation by Jean Weir of Elephant Editions during an international conference called by the Revolutionary […]

[Greece] November 22, 23, 24: International solidarity call for the Revolutionary Struggle case

Background information and constant updates in English on Revolutionary Struggle Case and Actforfreedomnow!

WE STRUGGLE ARMED WITH ALL OUR R(A)GE

Social revolution is not a past; it is the present and future of the world.

Regarding the call for international solidarity and action

As assembly for the Revolutionary Struggle case and in continuance of […]

Athens: Written declaration to the court by Nikos Maziotis, member of Revolutionary Struggle – October 24th, 2011

This trial is a political trial in which revolutionaries are judged, who chose armed struggle to fight for the overthrow of capitalism and the State, the overthrow of the criminal regime that you, as judges, defend.

Your court is a special court set up under the orders of the American and British imperialists and custodians […]

Athens: Solidarity gathering for the comrade Kostas Katsenos, accused for the Revolutionary Struggle case

Kostas Katsenos is still remanded in custody, accused for the case of Revolutionary Struggle, whose trial is underway. On Tuesday, March 27th, the comrade will appear before the Appellate Judges Council that will decide upon the extension of his pretrial incarceration or his release, since he has completed already 6 months in prison.

In April […]

Athens: Revolutionary Struggle case trial – In dedication to Lambros Foundas

LAMBROS FOUNDAS, ETERNAL

Declaration of the members of Revolutionary Struggle on February 6th, 2012, regarding the armed scuffle of Dafni, in which Lambros Foundas was killed in battle with the police

The repressive operation against the Revolutionary Struggle started with an armed scuffle in Dafni on March 10th, 2010, when our comrade Lambros Foundas […]

Athens: Written declaration to the court by Kostas Gournas, member of Revolutionary Struggle – October 24th, 2011

In April 2010, in a joint letter with my comrades Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis, we claimed political responsibility for our participation in Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas). We declared that we’re proud of the organization and our fellow fighter Lambros Foundas, who was killed by cops in the armed scuffle of Dafni.

Today I’m standing […]