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Athens: Villa Amalias re-squatted and re-evicted; mass detentions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VLTaS2TLiI

Early in the morning of Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 dozens of people re-squatted Villa Amalias.

Heavy anti-riot police forces that encircled the building threw repeatedly tear gas inside. At approximately 9.20am, anti-riot squadrons (MAT, YMET) along with the EKAM special suppressive antiterrorist unit were deployed in the area, smashed the building’s windows and raided it anew, […]

[Greece] Announcement of Athens IMC collective, 22.12.2012

On Thursday, December 20th, 2012 Nikos Stavrakakis, president of the POSDEP (the so-called Pan-Hellenic Federation of University Professors–Researchers’ Associations), made sobbing statements about the occurrence of violence inside Greece’s faculties, asking the State to wipe away any occupied space in universities but also to get rid of Indymedia Athens. These statements were made under […]

Cyprus: “Would you like to work with us? Then, you have to pay us 25 euros in advance!”

We learn from the commercial website of Cyta Hellas that, “Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, otherwise known as Cyta, was founded in 2007 in Greece as a subsidiary of the National Telecommunications Organization of Cyprus, with the aim of implementing its strategy for the expansion of its activities abroad.”

And how, indeed, could the well-known company not expand […]

Rio de Janeiro: A new anarchist organization has been created

“Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice; socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality.“ Mikhail Bakunin

December 2011: After the third eviction of the residents’ collective of the Ocupação Sem-teto Guerreiro Urbano (Homeless Urban Fighter Occupation ), in the Santa Teresa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, anarchist fighters started to gather and debate on the construction […]

Campina Grande, Brazil: Report from the 1st Fair of Zines and Libertarian Material

As those that live in Campina Grande already know, the Cine São José was an important cinema-theater of the city, that ended its activities back in the 70s; it was preserved as an historical heritage, stayed abandoned until 2010, when it was occupied by students and the artistic-cultural movement of the city. Many activities were […]

Bern, Switzerland: ‘Solidarity with the occupied hospital in Kilkis (Greece)’

As a token of our solidarity with the workers who had occupied the hospital in Kilkis (Greece) and self-administrated it since February 20th, 2012, we placed a banner outside the Greek embassy in Bern. Especially in times when the pressure on wage earners is rising worldwide, the repression is growing, and an increasing […]

Corfu, Greece: Communiqué on the attempted eviction of the rural squat ‘Elaia’

Yesterday morning, March 6th, a crew of Corfu Municipality stormed Elaia squat on the pretext of ‘cleansing and exploiting’ the greenhouse in the occupied rural space on behalf of the Green Municipal Administration. This morning, March 7th, the participants in the squat blocked this raid, but then the deputy mayor Yannis Riggas, who paid us […]

Kilkis, Northern Greece: Message from a member of the workers’ general assembly, from the occupied city’s hospital

Hello all,

Thank you so much for your interest and support.

The occupation of our hospital in Kilkis by its workers started on Monday, February 20th, at 8:30 local time. This occupation is not only about us, the physicians and the workers at the Kilkis Hospital. Neither is it only about the Greek National Health […]

Greece: Greetings from occupied Crete

This is the 8th day of the occupation of the building of prefectural administration in Chania, Crete. We just translated our main communiqué in English and we send it to you, to inform and spread the message of the occupations worldwide. There is also a French translation available here. We also have a blog and […]

Kilkis, Northern Greece: Occupation and self-management of the city’s general hospital by the workers

According to a statement (4-2/2012) released by the workers’ general assembly in the General Hospital of Kilkis, the doctors, nurses and other staff declare that the long-lasting problems of the National Health System (ESY) in the country cannot be solved through limited claims of the health services sector. Thus, workers at the General Hospital respond […]

Athens: New posters regarding the Revolutionary Struggle case

Against the wall of silence surrounding the trial and the political discourse of the accused in the Revolutionary Struggle case and against the criminalization of solidarity as expressed by the prosecutions for the occupation of flash radio station

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Corfu, Greece: Poster for the defense of occupied spaces

THEY’VE TRIED EVERYTHING TO BURY US, BUT THEY FORGOT THAT WE ARE SEEDS.

We occupy the empty buildings. We base our life on equality and solidarity. The roots of self-organization are spreading by diffusing revolutionary projectualities, until the foundations of every form of oppression are demolished. Against the reality of commercialization, […]

Athens: Repressive operation against the Social-Cultural Centre of Vyronas (Labidona)

Children paint (at) Labidona, October 1st, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpmhied-7y4

At the beginning of autumn, an initiative of residents in Vyronas (a suburb in the northeastern part of Athens) worked together to create a new Social-Cultural Centre downtown, in Aghias Triadas Grove. They transformed the derelict ‘Labidona’ into a space of self-expression. Several activities were held, such as […]

Heraklion, Crete: Occupation of ‘TV Creta’ and ‘Kriti TV’ during the central evening news shows

On Tuesday, October 4th (one day before the previous general strike), the initiative of Secondary/University Students-Workers-Unemployed in Heraklion on Crete Island occupied the studios of two local corporate TV channels and intervened in their central evening news shows, in view of nationwide strike mobilizations.

The first video includes English subtitles (make sure to activate the cc […]

From Crete to Kavala, direct actions propagate the workers’ struggle

RISE UP: The message of the ‘Direct Democracy Everywhere’ collectivity in Kavala to the entire society on October 15th, day of global mobilization of citizens

Crete Island: The general assembly of the workers in the Peripheral Unit of Rethymnon decided to occupy the building of the sub region (former prefecture) on October 18th, […]

Greece: What students say about their attempt to ‘break the wall of silence’ on September 25th, 2011

Read about the occupation of the studio of state TV channel NET by students on Occupied London

The following video was made by the students themselves. It includes their announcement on education issues, the new higher education reform bill, the general economic situation, layoffs and job precariousness. They also recorded what happened during the occupation […]

Occupations of the prefecture’s premises in Chania (Crete) and the Town Hall in Serres (northern Greece)

Update, June 17th: Both occupations have ended after assemblies’ decisions. A demo in solidarity with the arrested protesters of June 15th and against State violence was called for June 17th, at 20.00 in Eleftherias square in Serres.

On June 15th, the popular assembly of Agora square in Chania has decided to continue the occupation of the […]

First announcement from the occupied rectorate at Propylaea in Athens

During the May 11th general strike demonstration, thousands of protesters voiced their opposition to the Greek government’s anti-social measures which directly effect the workers. While the predatory policy of the ‘Troika’ along with the cooperating Greek government is pushing ever large sections of the society toward absolute poverty and destitution, the riot police forces attack […]

Athens: The rectorate in Propylaea occupied since the morning of May 12th

The building of the rectorate of Athens University in Propylaea, Panepistimiou Street, Athens, is currently occupied by comrades, on the occasion of the events that took place on May 11th general strike demonstration.

At least three demonstrators had to undergo medical operations the last 24 hours as result of their injury by riot police. The protest […]

Athens: Protest occupation of the Chilean consulate in solidarity with the imprisoned anarchists on hunger strike since 21/2

On Monday, March 28th, the following text was sent from inside the consulate of Chile in Athens (in Kifissia suburb), which was occupied for hours in a symbolic solidarity gesture to the Chilean anarchists that are persecuted with the anti-terrorist law for the ‘bomb case’:

Today, we occupy the consulate of Chile in Athens in solidarity […]

Critical moments for the 300 hunger strikers. Demo on March 4th

Critical moments for the 300 migrants hunger strikers in Athens and Thessaloniki on their 38th day of hunger strike. 100 of them are already hospitalized while the government waits for the first deaths. Tomorrow a demonstration is called by people in solidarity in Athens while many solidarity actions, state building occupations, TV and radio stations […]

Political persecutions in the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki

On Friday, 18 February 2011, two of the students of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki received summons from the Magistrates’ Court of Thessaloniki, “to give explanations about the occupation.” It’s not clarified in which occupation these summons refer to. It should be noted here that the students’ association has made four occupations from May 2010 […]

Thessaloniki (northern Greece): Οccupation of the Union of Daily Newspapers Journalists of Macedonia–Thrace building

On Wednesday 11.10.1910 at 11.30 am, an occupation of the ESIEMTH building (Union of Daily Newspapers Journalists of Macedonia – Thrace) took place in Salonica, in solidarity with the comrades Gerasimos Tsakalos and Panagiotis Argirou and the 5 “wanted” persons for the “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” case.

Banners were hanged in front of the building […]

Occupation of the consulate of France in Patras

“From Greece all the way to France, revolution is our only chance”

In the morning of Tuesday, 9 November, 30 anarchists occupied the consulate of France in Patras with the aim to express its solidarity with the working class in France, which has taken to the streets, occupying factories, and sabotaging […]

Occupation in the city of Patras

Patras (third largest city in western greece) has a brand new occupation as of the last weekend in one of the city’s main avenues. The ex abandoned building is full of life; the first week went by with daily screenings, a feast and collective cooking. The local media have gone berserk but the neighbourhood seems at ease […]