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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 21st 1971, holding a pistol, he opened all the cells in an adjustment unit, taking jailers hostage. George Jackson was killed in his attempt to escape…

Since September 9th, prisoners in the United States have called for action against slavery.

A multitude of “invisible” slaves (there are about 2.5 million prisoners in the United States) are condemned to forced labor, or as jailers of their own selves (internal work in prisons, cleaning, repairs, technical operations), or as cheap meat in the service of corporate behemoths (Honda, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, and many others). Besides, the 13th amendment to the US constitution clearly states: “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, EXCEPT as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted…” To put it simply, detainees are considered slaves as part of their punishment.

Prisons in America—and not just there–aren’t only bars, walls, surveillance cameras or lockdowns. They’re also an enormous lucrative business. Prisons are a dirty dealing for continuously supplied shackled labor force without name and without voice. They represent a modern slave trade, making billion-dollar profit, that not only supplies the companies-caretakers but also the industry of lawyers, judges, cops, corrections officers, private prisons.

Not long ago yet another judicial scandal, the “kids for cash” case, was revealed. President Judge Mark Ciavarella convicted juveniles (from 10 to 18 years of age) for the slightest offense, taking million-dollar kickbacks from the owners of private prisons Powell and Mericle with the purpose of supplying them with thousands of children prison slaves.

In Greece, incarceration is much more “velvet”, but it doesn’t cease to be incarceration. Greek prisons may not supply multinational companies with slaves, but that doesn’t mean they’re not a well-staged business operation. Not only do prisons fund an army of leeches (lawyers, cops, corrections officers, judges), but they make big business with construction companies (through overpriced contracts), pharmaceutical companies (after Greek hospitals, Greek prisons are the second best customer of the pharmaceutical industry, since handfuls of psychiatric drugs are administered to prisoners to keep them asleep), and large supermarket chains (always making sure to overprice items sold to prisoners).

Throughout America, massive arrests of suspects—that include humiliations, beatings, and shootings in the back—do not just serve “the restoration of the law”, but are a modern slave hunt for exploitation.

“Let the crops rot in the plantation fields,” write the prisoners in their callout against slavery, recalling the history of slaves in America; because sometimes, to move forward, you must go back to the roots, into the past. For every story of slaves there’s a story of a Spartacus.

Prisoners didn’t randomly choose the date of September 9th to begin their struggle. Forty five years ago, on September 9th 1971, a unique day was written in the calendar of dignity and struggle. It was on the fourth day of Attica riots that 1,000 cops stormed the prison, leaving behind 43 dead, including 33 inmates and 10 hostages (corrections officers and civilian employees), and 250 wounded. Back then, prisoners demanded amnesty, the release of political prisoners, and an end to torture. Now, they want to stop being slaves.

The Attica prison rebellion wasn’t a firework but the culmination of a decision taken by prisoners, expressed through slogans like: “If we cannot live as human beings, we will at least try to die as humans.” With so much blood already shed in a tide of events and acts, they had ruled out any possibility of making a return to prison normalcy.

Prisoners George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette, known as the “Soledad Brothers”, were accused of killing a prison guard at Soledad prison on January 16th 1970, in retaliation for the murder of three fellow prisoners by a corrections officer during a fight between inmates three days prior.

On August 7th 1970, George Jackson’s brother, Jonathan, stormed the Marin County courthouse armed with a shotgun and revolvers and alongside three prisoners, who attended a trial inside, took the Judge, the District Attorney and three jurors hostage. Jonathan and the prisoners demanded the release of the “Soledad Brothers”. The court was surrounded, and a shootout with cops and jailers ensued. Two of the prisoners, Jonathan Jackson and the judge held hostage were gunned down.

On August 21st 1971, George Jackson was shot to death by a guard at San Quentin prison. Jackson was carrying a gun and intended to escape. A disturbance in the prison occurred just before the killing, when three guards and two inmates-snitches were executed.

All these individual acts of rebellion were not detached from the collective power that the prisoners had begun to develop. These actions exceeded the prison walls and nurtured, and were nurtured by, the rebellions of blacks against racism and the movement against the Vietnam War at the time. Nowadays, the struggle of prisoners in the US against slavery is also tied to the movement in protest of police violence and shootings against black people.

Naturally, such struggles are closer to civil rights movements rather than total liberation movements. However, the prisoners themselves state: “We are not making demands or requests of our captors.”

Oftentimes in these struggles, such as we’ve experienced in Greek prisons, there’s a large portion of the prison population who insist on non-violence and “negotiating unionism” logic that leads to wire-pulling and emergence of representatives with personal ambitions. We therefore don’t want to falsify the characteristics of an intermediate struggle to make it appear as anarchic.

Anarchist prisoner Michael Kimble, apparently designated as a “ringleader” of rebellions, has criticized the pacifism that lurks in such mobilizations, stating: “I struggle within F.A.M. (Free Alabama Movement) not because I believe in the system, but because it causes pain to the state, but in no way do I think F.A.M. or any of the Freedom movements are going to topple the state.”

Intermediate struggles, when restricted in sectional demands, maim any total liberation perspective. The interest of an anarchist towards intermediate struggles is, through their intervention, to turn them into the accelerator of insurgency and revolution. There were plenty of moments when instances of prison struggle and armed urban guerrilla experiences mutually fed into one another. In the US, the Weather Underground organization attacked courts (Marin County courthouse, Long Island courthouse, and corrections offices) in solidarity with rebellious prisoners. In Germany, the RAF attacked several judicial officers and prosecutors in retaliation for the isolation of their imprisoned comrades, while in 1993 they literally blew up the Weiterstadt prison. In Italy, the Red Brigades, NAP (organization originating within prison walls), Prima Linea and many more armed cells organized escapes and kidnappings to release their comrades, and executed judges. On October 2nd 1979, political prisoners revolted and set fire to the Asinara maximum security prison. In Spain, GRAPO targeted prison governors and prison doctors.

In Greece, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire blew up the Thessaloniki courthouse and the Athens administrative court of first instance, placed a bomb outside Koridallos prison in 2010, and in cooperation with the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI) attacked interrogating judges, prison directors and corrections officers.

In every part of the Earth, prisons are a monument of people’s enslavement. Prisons are the most concentrated form of tyranny; the face of Power, without any makeup; the punitive nature of democracy; the vengeful sense of its justice. Every attack, every act of rebellion, every mobilization that disturbs the operation of prisons is a kick in the guts of oppression. It challenges its omnipotence, within its own walls. Certainly, the September 9th mobilization against slavery in US prisons may not be the anarchic utopia of freedom we wish for, but it can be a pebble in the pond that creates small ripples in the water. And oftentimes these ripples precede the outbreak of an enormous tide…

The Return
For nine months before the state police came
and opened fire at Attica penitentiary
prison doctors said to sick Puerto Ricans
who understood only Spanish
“First learn English, then you can come back.”
It’s difficult to learn English when you’re dead
but they will come back for sure…
(Erich Fried, “The Return: Attica State Prison”)

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire / Urban Guerrilla Cell
FAI/FRI
Gerasimos Tsakalos
Christos Tsakalos
Giorgos Polidoros
Olga Ekonomidou

September 9th 2016
Koridallos prisons (Athens, Greece)

in Greek

Greece: Solidarity with prison rebels against slavery & white supremacy in America and beyond

On August 4th 2016, an info event was held at Themistokleous 58 squat in Exarchia (Athens), with the participation of Contra Info translation counter-info network and ABC Solidarity Cell, where a comrade from Portland ABC discussed details about the US wide mobilization against prison slavery and white supremacy on the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion (September 9th–13th 1971). Check out an interview on Radiofragmata web radio, as well as the recordings of the presentation during that event, here. (You can also hear another conversation, with the same comrade from Portland ABC, aired September 4th 2016 on The Final Straw.)

On August 25th, anarchist communist Tasos Theofilou, currently incarcerated in Koridallos prison (Athens), released a text explaining what September 9th mobilization in the US is all about. Excerpt from his writing: “Since 2010 there have been a number of mobilizations in US prisons, from hunger strikes and work stoppages to rebellions, for either elimination of solitary confinement or betterment of prison conditions, or the improvement of working conditions and remuneration.”

On September 5th, a meeting took place at the Polytechnic School in Exarchia, called for by the Solidarity Assembly for Political Prisoners & Imprisoned and Prosecuted Fighters. A new Athens-based assembly was formed to support the US prison strike. It was decided to release a poster in Greek and English, hold a PA’s gathering outside Koridallos prisons, and make a call for two days of solidarity action across Greece, between 16th and 17th September.

On September 8th, ABC Solidarity Cell published a statement regarding “US Prisons – The Dark Side of Slavery in American Society”. Excerpt from their text: “We are willing to manifest our solidarity in every possible way with US prison inmates throughout the duration of their struggle. In this direction, we call every collective, every cell of Anarchist Black Cross internationally, but also whoever wishes to support in their own way, to coordinate our forces on an International Solidarity Day that will be a point of reference for the international solidarity movement to supporting this struggle and will provide an opportunity for further intensification of our actions in the coming period. We propose this day to be October 1st. We consider the prospects, stakes and legacies that this particular struggle in US prisons may create to be an open challenge for every fighter who wants to contribute to waging an internationalized and coordinated struggle inside and outside prisons against modern slavery and the economic dictatorship of multinationals. Solidarity and strength to the struggle of prisoners in US prisons! Struggle is the only prospect of living with dignity! Fire to the prisons!”

On September 9th, the Urban Guerrilla Cell of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire FAI/FRI, namely Christos Tsakalos, Gerasimos Tsakalos, Giorgos Polidoros and Olga Ekonomidou, anarchists incarcerated in Koridallos prisons, released a revolutionary statement titled “Gentlemen, the Dragon Will Fly Out” in support of the US prison mobilization as of September 9th, and in memory of Jonathan P. Jackson, George L. Jackson, and Attica prison rebels. Excerpt from their writing: “In every part of the Earth, prisons are a monument of people’s enslavement. Prisons are the most concentrated form of tyranny; the face of Power, without any makeup; the punitive nature of democracy; the vengeful sense of its justice. Every attack, every act of rebellion, every mobilization that disturbs the operation of prisons is a kick in the guts of oppression. It challenges its omnipotence, within its own walls. Certainly, the September 9th mobilization against slavery in US prisons may not be the anarchist utopia of freedom we wish for, but it can be a pebble in the pond that creates small ripples in the water. And oftentimes these ripples precede the outbreak of an enormous tide…”

On September 9th, some anarchist prisoners in the 4th wing of Koridallos men’s prison published a collective writing in support of the US prison strike. Excerpt from their text: “We know how hard it is to fight capitalism there where it’s most powerful, in the US; we also know that depriving it of a part of its profits is the only thing that can inflict substantial damage. That’s why this prisoner strike is so important. That’s why we send our solidarity and greetings to the rebellious dignity of prisoners in the US.” (Full text translation here.)

On Friday evening September 9th, the newly formed Assembly of Solidarity with the Struggle of Prisoners against Slavery, alongside other anarchist supporters from Athens, held a noise demo in the proximity of Koridallos prisons to spread the word about the mobilization in US prisons, but also in solidarity with all inmates in Koridallos women’s facility, who are protesting the deplorable prison conditions since August 26th. During the action comrades unfurled banners reading: “Solidarity with the struggle of US prison inmates against slavery” and “From Koridallos to Lucasville, fight against prison slavery”.

On Friday night September 9th, ABC Solidarity Cell hung a banner at the gate of the Polytechnic School, on Patission Street (downtown Athens), reading: “Solidarity with the struggle of prisoners in the US as of September 9th – We are not made by history; we create history”.

In Agrinio (western Greece), comrades of Apertus squat expressed their solidarity with the US prison mobilization, as well as with inmates at Koridallos women’s prison: “(…) resistance to the barbarity of incarceration is an integral part of social and class struggles taking place everywhere; against the restructuring, tightening of security, and privatization of prisons; the road to freedom passes over the debris of every prison.” (Full text translation here.)

Now is the time for uncompromising complicity with prison rebels in the US, Mexico, and all over the world!

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 strike demanding the release of their relatives, Athena Tsakalou (mother of the Tsakalos brothers) and Evi Statiri (wife of Gerasimos Tsakalos), who were arrested six months ago and absurdly charged in connection with the CCF escape plan, which was foiled in January 2015.

On April 6th, Athena Tsakalou walked out of prison under extremely harsh and restrictive measures.

Half a year after her arrest, Evi Statiri is still being held in pretrial detention in Koridallos women’s prison, solely on the basis of being the life companion of CCF member Gerasimos Tsakalos.

On September 7th, it became known that a judicial council chaired by judge Chalevidou rejected Evi Statiri’s latest motion to be released. On the same day, Evi published an open letter announcing that she will commence a hunger strike on September 14th, demanding her immediate liberation from prison.

Below are excerpts from a letter titled “From the Country of The Forgotten; Against Oblivion” which was recently written by CCF member Olga Ekonomidou as a contribution to Tamara Sol Farías Vergara and Natalia “Tato” Collado, compañeras imprisoned in Chile, as well as a gesture of solidarity with captive Evi Statiri (the full text translated in Spanish):

« For the domination, the extension of Evi’s detention is of double significance. On the one hand, the endurances of urban guerrillas and the tolerances of solidarians are being put to the test, and on the other hand the broader tactic of criminalising family relations is thus being legitimised. It is the psychological game of Power that, among other things, invades the consciences as a battering ram. It aims at the minds of relatives so as to wear them down, dismay them, make them feel frustrated and eventually turn them against us, corrupting the relationship of trust we have with them because they find themselves paying the price of our own choices. And if in the path of every personal history some comrades, friends or close ones stayed by our side and others gave up on us, this is because one easily stands next to people when they succeed in doing something, but hardly in their difficult times. However, the domination has not won this game. They placed a bet on the weakening of emotional ties and their conversion, a bet they lost already. Because, even six months later, the persons who are close to us, either from inside the prison or from the restrictive, delimited areas where they find themselves due to judicial orders, continue to give us smiles of patience and trust while maintaining their own dignity.

So, the wager is ours to make, of every anarchist cell and individuality that promotes the continuous attack, the insurgency, to prove that there will be no truce with the enemy, neither now nor ever. Especially amid repressive operations, one does not back down, but instead reignites the outbreaks of attack so as to become truly dangerous; to remain a threat as an internal enemy of the heart of the system. Because everything that rolls downhill can only be stopped when a barrier is erected in front of it, otherwise it will continue to do so indefinitely by continuously increasing speed, sweeping away anything that’s inferior to the proportions. It is a live wager, without end but with duration, advance and tension, having only one direction… liberation, anarchy.

“I do not need, nor do I want your discipline. With regards to my experiences, I want to have them for myself. It is from them, and not from you, that I will draw my rules of conduct. I want to live my own life. Slaves and lackeys terrify me. I hate those who dominate, and those who let themselves be dominated sicken me. He who bends before the whip is worth no more than he who wields it. I love danger, and the unknown, the uncertain, seduces me. I’m filled with a desire for adventure, and I don’t give a damn for success. I hate your society of bureaucrats and administrators, millionaires and beggars. I don’t want to adapt to your hypocritical customs nor to your false courtesies. I want to live out my enthusiasms in the pure, fresh air of freedom. . . . I’m going to follow my own path, according to my passions, changing myself ceaselessly, and I don’t want to be the same tomorrow as I am today. I stroll along and I don’t let my wings be clipped by the scissors of any one person. . . . I hate every chain, every hindrance; I love to walk along, nude, letting my flesh be caressed by the rays of the voluptuous sun. And, oh, old man! I will care so very little when your society breaks into a thousand pieces and I can finally live my life.
— Who are you, little girl, fascinating like a mystery and savage-like instinct?
— I am Anarchy.”

(Émile Armand, French individualist anarchist)

Olga Ekonomidou
member of the C.C.F.-F.A.I.
Koridallos women’s prison
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Athens: A total of eight CCF prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised [UPDATED]

Paper banner in Santiago (Chile, March 2015), reading “Internationalist solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike in Greece”

On March 24th 2014, four other anarchists of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Giorgos Polidoros, Gerasimos Tsakalos and Olga Ekonomidou, were moved to hospitals outside Koridallos prisons under heavy police presence.

This afternoon, March 25th, two more CCF members, Damiano Bolano and Michalis Nikolopoulos, were transferred to a hospital outside the prison.

A total of eight CCF prisoners, on hunger strike since March 2nd, are currently hospitalised:

Panagiotis Argirou in Attikon Hospital, in critical condition,

Theofilos Mavropoulos in the General State Hospital of Nikaia, in critical condition,

Haris Hadjimihelakis in Gennimatas hospital,

Gerasimos Tsakalos and Giorgos Polidoros in Tzaneio hospital,

Olga Ekonomidou in Sotiria hospital,

Damiano Bolano and Michalis Nikolopoulos in Evangelismos hospital.

According to comrade Panagiotis Argirou, whose words were recently broadcasted by the occupied ‘105.5 FM Sto Kokkino’ radio station in Athens, the 11 hunger strikers – CCF members together with anarchist prisoner Angeliki Spyropoulou – are now awaiting a decision from the competent judicial council on a motion filed for the release of the two remanded relatives of the Tsakalos brothers.

Greece: ‘War Communique’ of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire anarchist prisoners

Note of Contra Info:

In early January 2014, while on furlough, Christodoulos Xiros, convicted member of the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary organization 17 November (17Ν), did not voluntarily return to prison. The Greek police placed a huge bounty on his head, in addition to launching a series of raids in Athens and Thessaloniki at the homes of comrades.

After a year, on January 3rd, 2015, Christodoulos Xiros was spotted and recaptured near Anavyssos, Attica, without resisting his arrest. His ‘safe-house’ was extensively searched by antiterrorist cops who found firearms, explosives and other items inside, including a forged ID card with the photo of a young woman—whose real first name appears to be Angeliki. That same night, the 1st wing of Koridallos men’s prison was raided by state-security agents and the EKAM special suppressive antiterrorist unit, and a short time later two imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Gerasimos Tsakalos and Christos Tsakalos, as well as two other incarcerated comrades accused of alleged participation in the same anarchist revolutionary organization, Andreas Tsavdaridis (who took responsibility for an incendiary package mailing by the FAI-IRF cell ‘Commando Mauricio Morales’) and Spyros Mandylas, were separated from the general prison population and moved to the dungeon cells of Koridallos women’s prison. The morale of the four prisoners remains strong.

Amid pre-election period, the state mechanisms have led a media-feeding frenzy, in search of individuals who may be linked to Christodoulos Xiros and/or CCF prisoners. The cops also raided houses in a couple of other Greek towns, and released the image of the woman pictured in that fake ID. What’s more, the police claimed to have found notes indicating a plan to assault Koridallos prisons in Athens, with the purpose of helping CCF members escape. In response to police reports about the ‘prevention of a terrorist attack’ relating to this prison escape case, the ten imprisoned members publicly sent their strength and solidarity to the unnamed persons who are wanted in connection to the escape plan in support of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

Below is the latest open letter of CCF comrades from Koridallos prisons.

WAR COMMUNIQUE

“First I shot him in the mouth to stop him talking crap;
then I shot him in the arm to stop him writing crap”
Jacques Mesrine on the kidnapping of a French journalist

The filthy war and the vulgarity of journalists as regards the case of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire intended prison escape have no end. They have been targeting comrade Angeliki, emotionally blackmailing her parents, and spreading vile lies about her alleged involvement as an intimate friend of the arrestee.

Angeliki is an intimate friend of insurgency, anarchy, freedom.

Struggle and anarchy would be the only feasible reality if there were more people like Angeliki.

SCUMBAGS SNITCHES JOURNALISTS – WE WILL TAKE REVENGE.

SOLIDARITY AND STRENGTH by any means possible to comrade Angeliki
and to all those wanted in connection to the same case.

The Cells will always stand by you…

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire Prisoners Cell

Olga Ekonomidou
Giorgos Polidoros
Michalis Nikolopoulos
Giorgos Nikolopoulos
Gerasimos Tsakalos
Christos Tsakalos
Haris Hadjimihelakis
Damiano Bolano
Theofilos Mavropoulos
Panagiotis Argirou

Translated from Greek from Asirmatista (January 7th, 2015)

Athens: Statement of the nine members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Theofilos Mavropoulos in the first session of the new CCF case trial

October 8th, 2012: Konstantinos Papadopoulos and comrades Stella Antoniou, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Alexandros Mitroussias and Kostas Sakkas attended the first hearing of the new CCF case trial. At the start of the process, the nine members of the R.O. CCF and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos left the courtroom and were taken back to prison cells, after CCF member Olga Ekonomidou insisted on reading out loud the following statement in the courtroom of Koridallos women’s prisons.

The trial was adjourned to Wednesday, October 10th.

“Before your court-martial begins, I will make a statement on behalf of the members of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

We are captives of the Greek State and make it clear that we do not recognize any authority, let alone the judiciary, and naturally none of your laws. The fact that we are prisoners of war does not mean that we have surrendered, nor we regret anything.

We remain proud of our organization. Every action of the Conspiracy, each word that we wrote in our communiqués is and will always be an unrepentant piece of each of us.

CCF is path of the new urban guerrilla warfare, is part of an expanded global conspiracy against institutions and society’s moral that enslaves the human for centuries.

Our captivity does not halt our cause or the new urban guerrilla, which is transformed daily into practice, and lastly will never halt our incessant struggle for freedom, that you, puppets of the system, are unable to stop.

CCF is the nine of us, who have taken responsibility for it, and no other defendant has any relation to the organization and neither of them could ever have.

We still go along with our comrade Theofilos Mavropoulos in the incessant course towards an everlasting anarchist insurgency without looking back.

We abandon inhibitions and excuses, and throw ourselves into the fire of action for now and forever. From where we stand, we send our warmest greetings to Yannis Michailidis and Dimitris Politis, wanted for CCF. Let the fire of new anarchy cover your tracks forever. Until we meet at the point of no return. We also send strength and solidarity to the insurrectionary comrades that are prosecuted by the Italian authorities, as well as to our FAI comrades at large.

Finally, with our thoughts and hearts, we stand close to anarchist comrade Mario López, arrested in Mexico after being injured in the explosion of a homemade incendiary device he was carrying, and anarchist Felicity Ryder, who chose the clandestine paths and is prosecuted for the same case.

Long live Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)
Long live International Revolutionary Front (FRI)
Long live Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF)”

sources: i, ii

Athens: Responsibility claim for arson on the headquarters of Trastor real estate investment company

FAI/IRF AGAINST EVERY NATION

We are witnessing the most extreme contradictions that are born and die in this shit-world. While the calculators of sorcerer’s apprentices of economic statistics are counting 23,000 dead in Syria, billions of people are watching besotted the London Olympic Games; the distance between the Olympic and the ‘practical’ shooting in the field of operations is just a simple push of the button on a remote control. If only it could happen… all these rivers of blood to become an impetuous torrent which will drown athletes and spectators. If only it could happen… We can refer all the same to the thousands of homeless people ‘messing up’ the image of the dire city, while the rich enjoy their luxurious comforts in the gardens of Ekali and Kifissia (two of the richest suburbs of Athens).

Societies that, despite their contradictions, manage to reproduce the stench they’re emitting, partitioning everyone and everything, manufacturing hundreds of microcosms.

Power is not a compact structure but a diffused edifice, located on the systemic structures—economic, institutional, etc.—and human relations. Starting from society’s chopping into antagonistic-with-each-other subsets, the constant fragmentation continues in the individual’s daily life within the capitalist world; in every aspect of the individual’s life, in every field of expression.

At this point the system completes its ‘omnipotence’, at the point where it raises the walls of isolation even in the most trivial of everyday processes. At the point where the paravans of resignation and indifference fall, hence rises the sepsis of the sleaziest kind of selfishness, of the most petty ego, an exalted sense of passive midenism.

For my part, my part, my part. For me, me, me.

The practical recording of the above assessment can be found either in the material possession of illusions in the era of capitalist prosperity—home, car, rapid rise of ‘small property’— or in the emigration for work abroad amidst conditions of economic crisis. It’s the same ideologue of modern lifestyle with modified variables. From illusions of the ownership’s onslaught, to stampede.

“When, at the end of their lives, most people look back they’ll find that they have lived their lifelong ad interim. They’ll be surprised to realize that the very thing they allowed to slip by unappreciated and unenjoyed was just their life. And so a man, having been duped by hope, dances into the arms of death.” (Arthur Schopenhauer)

A result of the intensity observed in the social machine is the fascists’ growing momentum; a fact that in no way goes unnoticed. We’re talking about a general shift of society and the State towards racist/ fascist/ nationalist guidelines. This can either be about the bodies of HIV-positive women that got humiliated through the collaboration of the cops with the KEELPNO (‘Hellenic Centre for Disease Control & Prevention’) and the mass media, or about the ongoing pogroms against migrants and the dozens of murderous attacks against them. ‘Legitimate’ and ‘illegal’ operations become one, under the ironically allegorical name Xenios Zeus. The democratic operation’s culmination was the assassination of an Iraqi migrant (on Anaxagora Street, in Omonia) by rippers identical to the goldendawners.

So, the conclusion is that the state mechanism’s moves against migrants reflect a SOCIAL DEMAND; the racist hatred of every shit-souled macho Hellene is added to the demand for security. The knife of the insulted pseudo-egoism of the Greek-souled wanker is to be found next to the police buses and paddy wagons and the concentration camps for migrants, and the ribs of some random migrant will be stabbed at the first opportunity with that knife, applying the logic of collective responsibility.

Under no circumstances do we highlight these incidents from a victimized perspective, nor will we ever proclaim ourselves self-appointed patrons of nobody; far off from a rhetoric that sanctifies all migrants and turns them into a unified whole, we believe in humans, stances and choices, and based on these we assess others and let ourselves be assessed.

We are at war with the system, and fascists are nothing but one part of it, always apparent in specific historical periods with very specific targeting and distinct roles. That is why the attack on fascists should not be perceived as a strike against the ‘undemocratic’ aberration—using expressions such as gang or making appeals to declare Chrissi Avgi/Golden Dawn illegal—but an attack against democracy in its whole entity and, obviously, against the leftist bullshit-talkers of all kinds and tendencies, too, who consent like foolish virgins and then meet with the Palestinians’ butcher Peres.

Thus, our projectuality could not be other than the all-out conflict with the fascists as much as with every front of the authoritarian complex. With our own knives embroidering their bodies, our firearms targeting their heads, our gas canisters and explosives placed in their offices and homes.

Traveling mentally to the prison brothels where our brothers and sisters are held captives: During the last period, a very important struggle has been launched by anarchist hostages inside Greek prisons; a struggle which is geared towards the refusal of body cavity search —i.e. the attempt to offend an inmate’s dignity. Anarchist prisoners who refuse to undergo this offensive process are dragged to the physical and mental torture of isolation that reached its highest point with the scuffle in Domokos prisons between the humanguards and the comrades and R.O. CCF members Panagiotis Argirou and Gerasimos ‘Makis’ Tsakalos, and more recently with the case of anarchist Rami Syrianos—who managed to exit solitary confinement after a victory in his hunger strike—as well as the case of anarchist and R.O. CCF member Olga Ekonomidou. Both of them paid the price for their choice to break with this ‘penitentiary’ measure by staying tens of days in isolation. Last was the case of anarchist comrade Sokratis Tzifkas: After his return from a hospital (in Thessaloniki), where he had been admitted for health reasons, he denied the prison strip search and was tortured by the pigs in Diavata prisons that kept him in isolation for 10 days in appalling conditions. It’s important to mention that our comrade Olga Ekonomidou was also tortured with solitary confinement for 54 days in the same prisons.

As a minimum token of solidarity with anarchist Sokratis Tzifkas, as well as all anarchist prison hostages who have recently been tortured in solitary confinement, in the evening of Monday, August 13th, we placed an incendiary device against Trastor REIC—formerly Piraeus REIC, a subsidiary of Piraeus Bank—on the 5th floor of the building on 1 Davaki Street and 116 Kifissias Avenue (in Athens), a real estate investment company that also participates in further economic bargains such as purchases, investments, etc.; in sum, a company that consists a target just like any other.

Solidarity with revolutionary hostages at prisons
Strength to wanted comrades across the world

A raised fist for Luciano ‘Tortuga’; your latest letter touched our heart.

With rage, we go about the new battles that are yet to come against the enemy and the weak aspects of ourselves.

War against civilization!
Long live Anarchy!

Informal Anarchist Federation
International Revolutionary Front
Unit: ‘Fire to sweatshops’

PS. And perhaps one of the few pleasant events this summer was the sight of the dead idiot (civilian who attempted to stop bank robbers on their escape and died instantly after being shot) on Paros Island. His stupidity reached such levels that he sacrificed his own life for a few grand which had just got robbed from a BANK! This is the future that awaits snitches-citizens who wear the cop’s uniform in a hurry and pretend to be heroes.

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Athens: Spectacle of police terrorism against the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and Theofilos Mavropoulos at Evelpidon courts – A communiqué by all of the imprisoned comrades themselves

The trial against the imprisoned CCF members and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos was scheduled for the morning of June 27th at Evelpidon courts, in Athens. In addition to much heavier charges, all ten of them are now prosecuted even for incitement to criminal acts in relation to three texts that had been published online in October–November 2011. The first one was a solidarity text to the anarchist hangout Nadir (in Thessaloniki) and the second one concerned the preliminary investigation due to the text in solidarity with Nadir, both signed by the imprisoned members of the R.O. CCF and Theofilos Mavropoulos. On June 26th, one day before the trial at Evelpidon courts, a solidarity statement concerning this new prosecution against CCF members and Theofilos Mavropoulos was issued by the anarchist hangout Nadir.*

The third among the aforementioned texts that has also been included in the trial brief is not even their own, but it is a responsibility claim for incendiary attack on Studio ATA in Melissia, Athens, signed by the Deviant Behaviours for the Spreading of Revolutionary Terrorism/International Revolutionary Front (the same group that on June 29th, 2012, claimed responsibility for the explosive attack on the Greek headquarters of Microsoft in Maroussi, Athens, an action which was carried out in the early hours of Wednesday, June 27th).

That Wednesday morning, 27/6, a spectacular terror-show was set up by the agents of “citizen protection”. By 8.30am, dark-blue luxury jeeps and blue paddy-wagons of the special terror-unit set off from Koridallos prisons and crossed the city’s streets at high speeds, with flashing sirens wailing like crazy.

Eight of the imprisoned comrades attended the proceeding at Evelpidon courts, while two of them were absent (for non-alarming reasons). Among them was comrade Olga Ekonomidou, who looked well —she had finally come out of the solitary confinement of Diavata prisons and is expected to be transferred to Eleonas–Thebes prisons, given there will be no “unpleasant surprise” on the part of prison authorities.

A small-scale scuffle broke out when the imprisoned comrades were being transferred from the police paddy-wagons into a hellish basement at Building 9, because few thugs from anti-riot squads tried to provoke and push back the gathered people (by that time, nearly over a hundred), and even used police batons against solidaritarians. The incident soon came to an end, with no serious injuries.

The eight prisoners were locked up for approximately five hours in that basement. Numerous random people, and even lawyers passing by, were asking curiously in a whispery voice why were so many repressive forces lined up across the courtyard alleys, evidently terrorized at the sight of not only hooded and fully-armed blue cops but also of a total of five green police squads guarding closely for hours the space between the detention rooms and the solidaritarians.

When the prisoners’ transfer finally began from Building 9 to the courtroom in Building 2, within a distance of nearly 100 metres, it was already expected that the trial would be postponed after the counsel’s respective appeal. Police vehicles were parked close to each other, in order to block any visual contact with the captive comrades. Not more than 80 comrades were present then, what felt at least discouraging, bearing in mind the political importance of this prosecution as an attempted silencing of radical free speech. However, solidarity slogans were chanted lively in the alleys of courtyards, while several of the comrades, friends and relatives managed to accompany the smiling and proud CCF members as well as revolutionary Theofilos Mavropoulos inside the courtroom, who were all handcuffed and “escorted” tightly by “anti”terrorist hooded macho thugs.

Solidarity words included the following slogans: ‘The anarchist discourse cannot be penalized; cops and judges, go fuck yourselves’, ‘Freedom for the Cells of Fire’, ‘Praxis of anarchist is not just words; freedom for the anarchist comrades’, ‘The States are the only terrorists; solidarity with armed guerrillas’, ‘Only bursts of Kalashnikov would do justice and make you [cops] come to your senses’, ‘The passion for freedom is stronger than all prison cells’, ‘Rage and consciousness, denial and violence; down with statism, long live anarchy’…

People who stood outside the courtroom at the time were shouting out loud their solidarity and complicity with the accused, when a police squad passed near them; a cop was particularly irritated at the sound of an anti-Nazi slogan, so much as to raise his middle finger. He got the response he deserved—to put it in his ass, of course—but, other than that, comrades stayed calm, moved closer to the courtyard and focused on greeting with their strength and applauses the anarchist prisoners on their way back to the police vans, after the presiding judge had agreed to the postponement of the trial (set for December 2nd, 2013).

Unlike the conditions at the court-martial of Koridallos women’s prisons, where identity cards of visitors are withheld and returned upon exit from the courtroom, no one must give identity card upon entrance through the metal detectors in Evelpidon courts area. Nevertheless, the day was marked by ambushes of plainclothes cops who conducted identity checks of visitors earlier in the morning, as well as verbal provocations by anti-riot cops against attendees who were walking away from Building 2 after the trial process was over, by midday.

The jeeps and vans of the terror-unit drove off with sirens wailing once again, headed back to Koridallos prisons. After a while, one police battalion harassed two comrades who were leaving the area, asking for their identity cards. A “law enforcement officer” attempted to punch one of them, who was also chased by the murderers in uniform, but quickly got away. The bullying ended only after the squad’s leader ordered his sheep to come back to the herd.

So, this was not just another day at public courts. To try to put it in other words, it was a low turnout of attendees at the umpteenth trial against comrades, a long waiting within the disgusting environment of the temples of bourgeois justice, where court employees were pushing back and forth shopping trolleys (“expropriated” from supermarkets) laden with piles of trial briefs and judicial documents of countless cases against civilians; and it was a harsh reminder of the ongoing captivity of unrepentant revolutionary fighters, in the context of an overt prosecution of freedom of speech and solidarity.

* On July 2nd the anarchist hangout Nadir was raided once again, in the context of an extensive police operation across the city of Thessaloniki.
Here’s the communiqué by the imprisoned members of the R.O. CCF of the first phase and anarchist of praxis Theofilos Mavropoulos concerning the trial farce of June 27th:

[ Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 ]

On June 27th we stand trial charged with incitement to criminal acts in relation to three texts that were released when we found ourselves captives in the State’s prisons. One of these texts is a responsibility claim for arson on vehicle(s) belonging to a television production studio company by the group “Deviant Behaviours…” of the International Revolutionary Front (IRF), and the other two are our own announcements about the cops’ raid in the anarchist hangout Nadir (in Thessaloniki), as well as the interrogation that followed this text…

The phrase in question that annoyed the judicial mafia is “not 1 millimetre back; 9mms in cops’ heads.”

We could have not wasted even a single word about this case. The legal implications of this new prosecution are just a drop in the ocean for us.

We know that we have ahead of us predefined convictions to many decades in prison. How could we be concerned about a few months more, from one misdemeanor charge? But still… an anarchist of praxis cannot think with the legal reasoning of a lawyer.

This prosecution acquires a distinct political value. As already shown, the State, the prosecutorial authorities and police services have repeatedly tried all innovative methods and tactics against the CCF: members of the Conspiracy charged with abetments while being in custody; extension of remand in custody (by an order of new pretrial detention just few hours before the expiry of the 18-month period of the initial pretrial detention) against one of our comrades (Gerasimos Tsakalos) while he was hospitalized as a hunger striker; cooperation of the Italian and Greek authorities for our probable extradition to Italy; further prosecutions in relation to texts, etc.

It is written somewhere that the more your enemy persecutes you, the more it’s proven that you have succeeded hard blows against the enemy.

To us, the charges that fill the thousands of pages of our trial briefs are a title of honour. But we want to stress that, as anarchists of praxis, what we leave behind us unanswered becomes a legacy for the future; to the contrary, what we gain creates our perspective.

The fact that the prison guards can keep for two and a half months comrades locked up in solitary confinement cells, without the aggressive reflexes of anarchist solidarity being activated (with few exceptions), is undoubtedly a defeat.

If the daily attacks by dastard petty fascists and their presence on the street, in the squares and neighbourhoods won’t be met with the corresponding retaliation on our part, with knives, knuckledusters, fires and explosions, then they will mark the retreat of the enemy within.

The recoil of offensive actions from the new anarchist urban guerrilla warfare (with the exception of the anarchists of praxis and the cells of FAI-IRF) against the tension conditions of the social machine is obviously a victory of fear and repression.

We do not want to let fear and defeatism become our shadow. In spite of the times, we remain unrepentantly hardheaded and steadfast. We will not turn down the volume of our discourse or disarm our words.

The fact that we are being accused because of our texts for “inciting others to commit felony offenses” means that our words can still communicate with the doubters and deniers of our era and be transformed into actions. We are proud of it. We never liked hollow words. At the same time we never believed in, nor reconciled with democratic liberties and rights. We have always thought that they serve as a “showcase” for the police state and the social machine.

By the prosecution of our texts, even the last illusions that some people may maintain about democracy are withdrawn. Now the curtain of freedom of speech has been pulled back, and the judicial censorship has been exposed. Yet this is a good thing… Therefore, we will never talk about the “criminalization” of discourse and ideas.

We have always believed that the insurrectionist theory is accompanied by anarchist practices, as well as vice versa.

Logos and praxis (discourse and action) are inseparable concepts. The positive side of our prosecution is polarization. Once illusions are withdrawn from the scene, each and every one takes position. There are no innocents.

We respond to the fear of repression with the momentum of attack. Ignorance and indifference are repealed, and now decisions speak.

The dilemma is clear. Either with the society of the existent or the deniers of our era; either an appeased citizen or oppugning riotmaker; either an eternally indignant protestor or anarchist of praxis; either rule or exception, either now or never.

NOT 1 MILLIMETRE BACK
9MMS AGAINST DIRECTORS AND SERVANTS OF THE SOCIAL MACHINE

PS. In court, where we’re called to appear, we disdain the judicial marionettes and disregard the defense of our rights. After all, we have thrown the rights which democracy “grants” to us into fire long ago, along with our legal identities.

Our presence there and our stance are yet another insult and an affront to the laws’ Inquisitors.

It is a small part of the total anarchist war we declare against society of the State.

The imprisoned members of the R.O. CCF of the first phase and anarchist of praxis Theofilos Mavropoulos

Greece: Solidarity calls for the R.O. CCF and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos – Brief update on Olga Ekonomidou

The poster reads:

On June 27th, 2012, the members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos will stand trial charged with ‘incitement to criminal acts’, according to the provisions of Article 184 of the Greek Penal Code.

The indictment refers to three different texts—of which one does not even belong to those implicated in this prosecution–that repeat the phrase ‘NOT 1 MILLIMETRE BACK; 9MMs IN COPS’ HEADS.’

Beyond the ferocity with which the prosecutorial authorities tackle whatever has to do with this organization, and despite the minor penal significance of the specific criminal prosecution compared to the orgy of repression in the CCF case… this particular trial is of enormous political importance as it paves the way wide open for the criminalization of expression and the oppression of freedom of speech. And it is the road to hell paved with the worst intentions.

Not one step back
Thousands of steps forward against the Power and its expressers

SOLIDARITY WITH THE R.O. CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE
AND ANARCHIST THEOFILOS MAVROPOULOS

ATHENS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2012
Concentration at Evelpidon courts, at 9am

Assembly of solidarity to imprisoned and prosecuted fighters/Athens

Assembly of solidarity with the R.O. CCF and those prosecuted for the same case/Athens

Mytilini solidarity assembly/Lesvos

Anarchists’ initiative on Zakynthos

Anarchists’ initiative from Cyclades

Self-managed hangout at the University of Piraeus

Kouvelou Mansion squat/Attica

Rabids’ space at the Law School/Athens

Ioannina solidarity assembly

Assembly for the solidarity to imprisoned and prosecuted fighters/Volos

Anarchist solidaritarians from Patras

Comrades from the Self-managed hangout at the Polytechnic School/Athens

Kavala Autonomous Hangout
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The aforementioned Article 184 provides that ‘Whoever publicly in any manner incites or stimulates [sic] another to commit a felony or misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment up to three years.’

Ironically or not, the Revolutionary Struggle case trial was adjourned to the same day, Wednesday, June 27th, and will take place in the courts-martial of Koridallos women’s prisons as always, almost on the other side of the city.

It must be noted that Olga Ekonomidou, one of the imprisoned members of the R.O. CCF, has been in disciplinary/solitary confinement since May 4th, 2012, in Diavata prisons (near Thessaloniki).

On June 22nd, in Athens, during a trial session of the second ‘Halandri case’ Damiano Bolano (in writing, since he didn’t attend the trial in person), Christos Tsakalos, Giorgos and Michalis Nikolopoulos once again pushed for the trial’s suspension because their comrade and sister Olga Ekonomidou was still in a solitary confinement cell, after 50 consecutive days! There, in the courts-martial of Koridallos women’s prisons, after the insistence of the ‘defendants’ it became known that the Central Committee of Prison Transfers of the ministry of Justice had recently convened to discuss the motion filed by Olga’s counsel Frangiskos Ragousis. The presiding judge himself contacted the ministry of Justice to ascertain the committee’s decision, and then announced that Olga’s request had been accepted; thus, he demanded to proceed with the trial. However, the comrades refused the presiding judge’s demand, stating that Olga’s transfer from Diavata prisons back to Eleonas–Thebes prisons wasn’t yet implemented in practice. Indeed, the second ‘Halandri case’ trial was adjourned to Friday, June 29th (updates will follow here).

Despite this prison torture, Olga Ekonomidou is to stand trial at Evelpidon courts in Athens on June 27th, next to her brothers. We will update you further on her situation.

Here follows a call by the solidarity assembly for the CCF case, translated by boubourAs/Act for freedom now!

Greece: Concerning the continuous prosecutions against the CCF members and those accused in the same case

Greek prisons: Solidarity with anarchist comrade Olga Ekonomidou, member of the R.O. CCF

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

WHEREVER YOU LOOK, JUST LOOK CAREFULLY:

Society’s violence is everywhere. It’s simply being transformed each time.

It becomes a bullet wedged in the body of a teenage boy, or a forest burned in the name of industrial or touristic development.

It becomes extinction of populations in the democratic expansionist wars, or concentration camp for those who escaped death.

It becomes a syringe stuck in the veins of a minor girl, or her own photograph published on various screens for the mere protection of her rapists.

It becomes chemical warfare against demonstrations, or chemical cocktail inside the brain of an incarcerated in a mental hospital.

It becomes a knife in the ribs of an immigrant, or (if you’re ‘lucky’) eight-hour intensive production at the service of bosses.

It becomes a commercial with gleaming white smiles deriving from the property of waste products, or even an urgent call for passivity and compromise from the 8pm news bulletins.

It becomes construction of factories and cities, or genetically modified foods in our bodies.

It becomes a reprimand by the teacher concerning your appearance, or a prison sentence delivered by the judge.

It becomes loneliness inside a bolted down apartment, or madness caused by working schedules crushing your time to dust and by surveillance cameras monitoring your space.

It becomes material and spiritual misery, or even cannibalism making you turn against your neighbouring person.

It becomes despair and self-destruction, or suicide at some central square.

It becomes years in prison, disciplinary penalties, beatings or solitary confinement in the case of those who had the courage—continuously over time, with their discourse and acts—to do something that many more dream of, something that many more will have the courage to do in the near future.

SO, WHATEVER YOU THINK, JUST THINK IT THROUGH:

‘Arm yourself and be violent, beautifully violent, until everything bursts. Because remember that any violent action against these promoters of inequality is completely justified by the centuries of endless violence to which they have subjected us.’ [Mauricio Morales]

Strength to anarchist revolutionary and CCF member Olga Ekonomidou, who is being held in solitary confinement in Diavata prisons since May 4th, awaiting her transfer to another prison.

AGAINST SOCIETY’S PRISONS, AGAINST THE SOCIETY-PRISON

RAGE AND CONSCIOUSNESS

The anarchist prisoners of war
Dimitris Dimtsiadis
Babis Tsilianidis
Giannis Skouloudis
Sokratis Tzifkas

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You may also read a statement of solidarity with Olga Ekonomidou (June 16th, 2012) by imprisoned anarchist Rami Syrianos here.

Athens: Responsibility claim for incendiary attacks by the Revolutionary Groups of Terror Dispersion (CCF/FAI-IRF)

WOLVES CANNOT BE IMPRISONED; CANNOT BE TAMED

The following extract is dedicated to anarchist revolutionaries Yannis Michailidis and Dimitris Politis, who are wanted by the authorities for suspected participation in the anarchist revolutionary organization CCF and will never give themselves up! May our fires give you strength and our ashes hide your traces, brothers.

“When I look around me, I get the urge to vomit. On one side, the scientists who I am supposed to believe so as not to be ignorant. On the other side, the moralists and philosophers, whose commandments I am supposed to accept so as not to be a brute. Then comes the Genius that I am supposed to glorify and the Hero before whom I am to bow, moved.

Then along come the comrade and the friend, the idealist and the materialist, the atheist and the believer and an infinity horde of defined and undefined apes who want to give me their good advice and finally set me on the true path. Because—of course—the path I walk is false, as my ideas, my thoughts, my entire being are false.

I am a false man. They—poor lunatics—are all obsessed with the idea that life has called them to be priests officiating at the altar of the greatest missions, since humanity is called to the greatest destinies…

These poor, pathetic beasts, scarred by sham ideals and transfigured by madness, could never understand the tragic and merry wonder of life, as they could never see that humanity is not really called to any great destiny. If they had understand any of this at all, they would have at least learned that their so-called likes actually have no desire to break their backs bridging the chasm that separates one from the other.

But I am what I am, it doesn’t matter.

And the cawing of these multicolored magpies only serves to brighten up my personal and noble wisdom. Oh, apostolic apes of humanity and social progress, don’t you hear something thundering above your phantoms?

Listen, listen! It is the piercing roar of my wild laughter that is rumbling overhead, in the heights!
[Renzo Novatore, under the pen name Brunetta the Incendiary]

First of all, we should make it clear that the aim of this analysis is not at all to formulate a theory. Instead, it is chosen as means for the diffusion of a revolutionary perception and basically aims at the practical establishment (–empowerment) of collective resistances against every authority, in the same way that Power weakens personal relationships and decontextualizes everyday life.

In this historical conjuncture, capitalism finds itself in turmoil and the internal equilibrium of society in fluctuation. The mechanisms inherent in the system to ensure its reproduction and self-counterbalance are now operating more intensively. Thus, the States, as the basic mechanism that exists to ensure totalitarianism, undertake to enhance all means of practical and indirect enforcement at their disposal.

As expected, more and more social groups come face to face with the loathsome side of Power within this condition. This does not mean that individuals process their experiences in the same way. So far, few are those who have realized the truly inhumane nature of capitalism; its malicious soul. Fewer are those who have the balls to liberate themselves in practice—albeit briefly—from the suffocating frameworks of Power. For this reason it is absurd to believe that a change in the world, a world revolution is possible just like that. Nevertheless, the war against all authority exists and will last forever as long as even one human still feels restricted and escapes from his/her prison.

We set our own course through the chaotic authoritarian plexus which expands into society. The aim is to eradicate in practice the deepest notion of restriction that we can identify in each circumstance. To achieve this, we choose actions regarded as extreme in the context of social ethics. Urban law has remained the same as the law of the jungle. After nearly 4,000 years of evolution of civilization, the humans haven’t yet managed to surpass, not even with their logic, the truculent play of law of the strongest. We therefore attack the existent with rage, not to win a fight that will prove superiority, but to tear down the existent completely. We declare, with our every praxis, war on anything that enhances or represents the fucking Power, striving to meet our desires this way. Because we understand that there is no other way to take freedom back than the ceaseless struggle inside and outside the boundaries of self.

Where you stand, dig deep and pry!
Down there is the well.
Let the obscurantists cry:
“Down there’s only – hell!”

[Friedrich Nietzsche]

In the night of Saturday, May 12nd, in Athens, we chose to strike a vehicle of the Hellenic Post (ELTA) which was parked on Cyprou Square in the district of Holargos, with a simple incendiary device consisting of 1.5 liters of gasoline, as well as the Church of Aghios Ioannis (St John) at the intersection of N.Dimitrakopoulou and Petmeza streets in Makrygianni neighbourhood (near Filopappou Hill), using 3.5 liters. The ELTA van was completely destroyed, while extensive damage was caused to the house of God. These actions were gagged by the mass media. As for whether they were made, no doubt about that, as evidenced by the ashes we left behind in the locations in question. Whenever we carry out this kind of actions or we break other laws, whenever we break the social imperatives, dissolving the predetermined boundaries between us to create honest relationships, we are happy because we break free. What matters most is the natural consistency in our acts. Furthermore, we assume that there is a need to publicly declare our revolutionary actions as well as our way of living, our practices and the value code that we ourselves have created, and “dictates” that we follow this personal route towards the realization of the self; towards the highest level of consciousness of human Potential.

Oppugnancy is a source of knowledge. A human can realize the wretchedness of the existent by calling it into question. However, in order to incarnate and turn this oppugnancy into a useful weapon against the enemy, dignified bold and combative people are required, who have well-aimed plans. The revolutionary violence exercised by these people can, under the given circumstances, be considered the most direct and effective undertaking. This is because, to us, “sane” political positions are not a mere conciliation with the enemy but a war in which, instead of conversing with your enemies, you stab them with your knife.

Finally, we want situations to get exacerbated. We want to be faced with the archons of the world. We are aware of the enemies’ power, and we do not expect them to show compassion or understanding towards us. We want every single one of them to remain an enemy, an obvious persecutor. Thus, as for what concerns our action our public statement enables everyone to find clear reasons for each praxis we’ve realized, if he/she so wishes. We do not seek coalitions or associations with any undignified person that denies his/her own personal momentum. We neither make compromises, nor spend our lives as miserable beings. We want the wealth holders to call us thieves pissing their pants in fear.

Inside and outside the walls, solidarity amongst anarchists of praxis exists and relies upon the joint intention of our acts: to head towards the culmination of our ideas with a flaming step.

Consequently, this communiqué is dedicated specifically to Rami Syrianos—who conducted a victorious hunger strike from 15th to 21st of May, 2012, demanding the removal of the special regime of detention that had been imposed on him by the humanguards in the correctional facility of Nigrita in Serres—and also to all dignified prisoners.

Continue to hold strong, comrades, always consistent with your values. We will endow you with many explosions yet to come.

CONSPIRATIONALITY – DIGNITY – COMPANIONSHIP

Long live the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
Long live the Black International

PS.1: We must let the imprisoned members’ cell of the R.O. CCF know that, in the prior period, we chose inconspicuousness because we have been in search of techniques and infrastructures. We remain forever firm in our choices and in quest of new accomplices.

PS.2: As for Roberto Adinolfi, CEO of the power engineering company Ansaldo Nucleare, which is a subsidiary of Finmeccanica, a colossus in the aerospace and defense industry, we wish him nice rides in wheelchair and strolls in crutches. He will now have ample time to consider the results of his choices.

Olga Cell, we thank you!

FAI/IRF
CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE
REVOLUTIONARY GROUPS OF TERROR DISPERSION

Greek original / in Italian

Note: The name Επαναστατικές Ομάδες Διασποράς Τρόμου, organization of the second phase of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, has also been translated as “Revolutionary Groups for the Spread(ing) of Terror”.

Greece: Responsibility claim for sabotage of CCTV cameras in the city of Volos

During the past month, we destroyed 14 private surveillance cameras in the wider area of Volos.

CCTV cameras are the technological support of the security dogma. They are the practical implementation of the Orwellian ‘Big Brother’ society. They are intended to impose, either in an insidious and subtle way, or in an open and audacious one, the acceptance of supervision and surveillance, of law and order. And if the public-state cameras consist a power display of a State, of a system which strives to expand like canker to every sphere and field of life, the private ones (in houses and stores) are the proof that up to a certain extent the State/system has made it happen. In other words, if it is detestable, but expected that CCTV cameras are one more tool of domination, it is slimy and subservient that they’re also used by its subjects. Tolerance and indulgences—especially in times like the ones we live—offer domination a breath of life, stealing life from those who fight against Power.

Neither society, nor the People are an icon to which we bend over while lighting a candle. When they, consciously or not, play the role of the State completing its work, they should be treated in an equivalent way. Individual or collective initiatives, efforts of aggressive action for the destruction of the prevailing Nothing, will constantly emerge and spread.

And if, due to these practices, some people get scared of losing the convenient—for them—slave chains, then it must be said that the reproduction of violent authoritative normality terrorizes each day many more —or at least tries to do so.

The consolidation of oppression is, to us, a reciprocal relationship reproduced between domination and society as a whole that is imbued with authoritative behaviours. The cowardice and inertia of the mass is needed for domination to maintain exploitation. The bosses have acquired slaves and submissives who kiss their arm while they beat them with it.

What we prompt is total attack on the existent. We recognize our enemy not only in the state apparatus but also in the existing society. The boundaries between them are quite indistinct. Power has pervaded in every part of society. Domination has encamped on consciences. We are opposing the whole plexus of relationships, attitudes and formal or informal institutions expressed in every field of everyday life that actively or passively perpetuate the existent. Our offensive targets normality, voluntary serfdom, sneaking and consciences in uniform; the masters but also their submissives, selfishness and personal step up in capitalism, inertia and indifference as life stance, racism and sexist mentalities and behaviours.

Nothing more disgusting and insidious than the reputable citizen who goes after a bank robber, nothing more detested than the voluntary snitch who will dial the known phone numbers of the anti-terrorist unit having been an ‘eyewitness’ of an armed attack or a bombing conducted by a revolutionary organization, or even a suspicious move. We are filled with rage against the small-time bosses that have the look of a thousand cardinals and, in the most arrogant way, demonstrate their power on their employees; rage and disgust for the ‘honoured working class hero’ that comes back from work and takes his frustration out on his wife and children; against any kind of Greek-hearted patriots who would chase after the ‘illegal’ immigrant street vendor; against every ‘legal’ immigrant who would seek their place in the Greek petite bourgeoisie, reproducing attitudes they had also endured in the past but now unleash against immigrants ‘without papers’.

We are filled with rage and disgust for the armies of voluntary serfs…

We, on our part, have chosen to be at the camp of Revolution; at the same camp to which our imprisoned comrades, members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, are committed. It’s been nearly a year since the last arrests of the organization’s members in Nea Ionia of Volos, when we had experienced the antiterrorist operation with the assistance of local subordinate pigs, and already prosecutors and interrogators set up a series of court cases against them. Democracy retaliates, deploying judges, cops, prosecutors, prison guards, journalists against them. Facing this mob, the CCF members maintain a dignified, unsparing and proud position.

This position of theirs fills us with courage and inexhaustible desire to continue the struggle. With hunger strikes, an attempted escape, constant denial of humiliating prison searches, by carrying on dialectically the internationalization of guerrilla warfare and solidarity through the Informal Anarchist Federation/ International Revolutionary Front (FAI-IRF) project, they declare that nothing is over, and everything continues, without stepping even 1mm back.

Comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, we address to you a cordial greeting and our factual solidarity. Our solidarity to those prosecuted for the same case, to anarchist revolutionary Theofilos Mavropoulos and all who are prosecuted for their subversive action.

PS. As we write these lines, comrade and CCF member Olga Ekonomidou is being held in a solitary confinement cell with CCTV camera in Diavata prisons, after her disciplinary prison transfer and refusal to undergo the humiliating strip search.

Let’s demolish all prisons and the isolation regime enforced on our comrades.

Collaboration for sabotage and vandalism

Greece: Solidarity poster and callout for imprisoned anarchist Olga Ekonomidou

Prison abolition is what we fight for, since the prison system is only meant to isolate and exterminate people. Even by their own laws, any inmate’s isolation from the general prison population cannot exceed 10 consecutive days. But Olga has been in disciplinary/solitary confinement since May 4th, 2012, punished for defending her dignity and opposing strip searching. It must be noted that, after taking off their clothes, women are also obliged to squat so that the prison guards can look into their vaginal cavity (supposedly for anti-drug controls).

Solidarity with anarchist Olga Ekonomidou, member of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, who is being held in solitary confinement in Diavata women’s prisons because she refused to undergo the humiliating nude strip search.

“I myself chose an active stance in a world of passivity. I chose to actively participate in a revolutionary organization. I did not follow anyone, nor was I carried away by something. I made a choice. I was present at discussions, decisions, actions, and now at pay time. I took responsibility for my acts, even though I could have taken advantage of my identity as a woman and thus receive a more favorable treatment. But how dignified would that be?
Throughout history, a woman who is engaged in revolutionary undertakings in fact manages to repeal two roles at once. On the one hand, she consciously abolishes her identity as a legal person, questioning laws and order, and on the other hand she abolishes her identity as a woman, surpassing the concept of gender roles (mom, wife, chick) that society has attributed to her.”
(from Olga’s letter in June 2011)


Assembly of solidarity with the R.O. CCF and those prosecuted for the same case

saspf.squat.gr

Comrades of the same assembly have also spread a callout for Tuesday, June 5th, at 12.00 (GMT+2), when a protest gathering-intervention is due to take place as token of solidarity with Olga Ekonomidou at the ministry of “Justice, Transparency and Human Rights”, located on 96, Mesogeion Avenue, Athens (pre-gathering by 11.30 outside the Katehaki metro station).

Greece: Letter of CCF member Olga Ekonomidou (in solitary confinement of Diavata prisons)

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

In this moment I am writing these few lines from inside isolation; 30 days of solitary confinement is the price I pay for my refusal to sell out my dignity and obey the humiliation of a full body search, which would last 5 minutes.

I remain unrepentant in my decision. I won’t give away even a second of compromise to prison guards. I will not exchange my refusals and choices with the ‘warmth’ of a standard cell and the ‘liberty’ of yard time among the general prison population.

I’m not looking to become another normal statistic of an inmate who cringes before the prison service, who serves ‘quietly’ her sentence, who trips into hallucinations induced by wacko-pills, who forces herself as an ‘older rank’ on new-coming prisoners.

During my time in prison, I’ve seen the densely populated desert of the society of prisoners. Just like when I was free, now that I am within the walls I still remain a refuser of every society which is built by demolishing the ‘ego’, imitates its false idols by abolishing the authentic, survives by following its conventions. I refuse the lonely crowd that wears as face its feints because it bears no soul to become one’s self. I remain friend, comrade and human with all women and men who keep the fire burning inside them. With those women and men who choose the dangerous paths of wolves instead of sheep pastures.

When it comes to all of us, anarchists of praxis, imprisonment is never enough ‘punishment’. For this, disciplinary penalties, transfers and solitary confinements are due to come down.

Isolation is a prison within the prison. You remain 24 hours a day locked up in a cage with a bunk bed, an in-cell toilet and the vigilant eye of a closed-circuit camera (which I finally managed to cover with a sheet…).

Inside here, your only girlfriends are your thoughts and memories. Inside here, the days and hours are eliminated, lost, dying, pushing slowly each other…

But these 30 days of solitary confinement I was not left alone. I had some odd and charming visitors by my side that passed secretly and ‘smuggled’ their way into my cell, breaking the isolation.

There were the beautiful sound of gun shots by the Olga Cell FAI/IRF against the nuclear company’s scumbag Adinolfi (sisters and brothers, I THANK you for the smile you gifted me with), the unique noise from ANFO and dynamite explosions in Ecuador, in Bolivia (strength to the arrested comrades), in Peru, the pleasant news from the captive brothers of mine Eat and Billy in Indonesia (Eat, your words in your letter gave me courage and strength), the incendiary smokes by the new Conspiracy of Cells of Fire FAI/IRF-Greece (by your will and your actions, you show that nothing is over), the chanted slogans and voices of people in solidarity who held a gathering outside Diavata prisons, where I’m kept captive; there were all these gestures of substance, the texts, the posters, the sabotages (in Volos), the arsons, which have engraved on my mind and my heart a phrase with indelible colour: ‘SOLIDARITY between anarchists of praxis is not just words’…

Olga Ekonomidou
member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire-FAI/IRF of the first period

30 days of solitary confinement and I go on, but the she-wolf inside me doesn’t sleep, doesn’t give consent, doesn’t forgive…

Greece: Solidarity with imprisoned anarchist Olga Ekonomidou, member of CCF/FAI-IRF

Prisons are not improved; they are demolished with struggle, struggle, destruction...

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Comrade Olga Ekonomidou, member of the anarchist revolutionary organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, has been in solitary confinement for 25 days now in Diavata women’s prison, because she refused to undergo the—humiliating to her dignity—process of prison strip search, refusal realized by all comrades-members of CCF.

The comrade is now being held in Diavata prisons, after her disciplinary transfer from Eleonas–Thebes prisons on the grounds she attacked an inmate snitch that had been deliberately moved in the same ward. As a result, Olga is currently in a disciplinary cell of Diavata prisons, monitored by CCTV cameras 24 hours a day, which she was eventually able to cover, claiming what is only obvious with her gumption and uncompromising attitude.

Olga has been imposed three disciplinary penalties so far, including her disciplinary transfer, for which an official document was sent from Diavata prisons to the ministry of Justice that is deliberately filibustering, thereby prolonging the comrade’s confinement in a disciplinary cell. Specifically, despite having met several times since then, the Central Committee of Prison Transfers vindictively extends her stay under these circumstances.

The repressive mechanisms’ position does not surprise us one bit, since they’re trying to crack down in a targeted way any form of dignity, resistance and disobedience within their state prison cells. Nevertheless, solidarity with Olga’s struggle is our own firm position.

Hands off the comrade Olga Ekonomidou, member of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire/FAI-IRF

We stand next to those who oppose body searches

Assembly of solidarity to imprisoned and prosecuted fighters/Athens
safa.espiv.net

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“Only then are the roles broken, disappeared through an active stance. I myself chose an active stance in a world of passivity. I chose to actively participate in a revolutionary organization. I did not follow anyone, nor was I carried away by something. I made a choice. I was present at discussions, decisions, actions, and now at pay time. I took responsibility for my acts, even though I could have taken advantage of my identity as a woman and thus receive a more favorable treatment. But how dignified would that be?
Throughout history, a woman who is engaged in revolutionary undertakings in fact manages to repeal two roles at once. On the one hand, she consciously abolishes her identity as a legal person, questioning laws and order, and on the other hand she abolishes her identity as a woman, surpassing the concept of gender roles (mom, wife, chick) that society has attributed to her.”
Olga Ekonomidou, member of the anarchist R.O. CCF [June 2011]

Even in the difficult conditions of incarceration, comrade Olga Ekonomidou continues to serve her worthiness in the most resolute and combative manner. Her refusal to undergo a body search is yet another sign of dignity, among so many others accompanying her consistent route. The State is taking revenge on her, putting her in solitary confinement, because this—pusillanimous revenge—is the only thing that professional guards of the regime’s class know how to impose against proud people, who perceive their lives as a constant journey to the land of liberalized desires. Against those comrades that follow the rough paths of total disobedience, refusing the roles of submission and choosing the decent attitude of total rebellion, the State reserves a range of policies in an attempt to curb fighting spirit… Futile are the rulers’ labors. Olga’s overall stance is not a role model within the existent, but stands as an example of battle and dignity, which factually opposes the various human models, like all those who serve and capitulate to the dominance. Therefore, only the Power and its civilization can be found in the isolation of our soul and conscience, while comrades such as Olga have rightfully earned a prominent place in our personal value code.
Olga, you’re not alone!

SOLIDARITY, RESPECT, HONOUR TO ANARCHIST REVOLUTIONARY OLGA EKONOMIDOU

Conscience Cell “Black Sword”

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you may also read “Solidarity with the imprisoned anarchists and revolutionaries in Greece and worldwide” (submitted by OK Cafe Manchester, UK)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Two statements of the R.O. CCF for comrade Olga Ekonomidou, during another session of the second “Halandri case” trial, were read in court by the CCF members Christos Tsakalos and Michalis Nikolopoulos. After reading the two statements, all four members of CCF/FAI-IRF that currently stand trial left the courtroom of Koridallos women’s prisons, so the trial session was stopped.
—to be translated by This Is Our Job

Thessaloniki: Responsibility claim for sabotage on ATMs in solidarity with imprisoned anarchist Rami Syrianos, who is on hunger strike since May 15th

Downtown Thessaloniki
Friday, 13.15pm

Divided into different groups of comrades, we moved synchronously in order to disrupt, even in a symbolic way, the city’s normality during rush hour, when the metropolitan factory’s machines are working nonstop. We smashed and took 3 ATMs out of service, thus sabotaging the Capital’s smooth flow.

With this action we stand on the side of anarchist Rami Syrianos, who is facing trial on Monday, May 21st, for the expropriation of ODDY’s auction and today (18/5) he is on his 4th day of hunger strike, demanding his exit from the solitary confinement and his transfer from Nigrita–Serres prisons.

The comrade has been in solitary confinement inside Nigrita prisons for almost two months, paying the price of dignity and combative stance, the highest of offenses for the correctional system.

Of course, we neither forget comrade Olga Ekonomidou, member of Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, who is also being held in solitary confinement in Diavata women’s prisons for almost two weeks now, due to her dignified stance inside the prison society.

Solidaritarians with vandalistic tendencies

Greece: CCF – Bullets of words for the bullets of FAI/FRI

It is a wonderful moment, the moment that the enemy kneels and falls from the determination of your brothers and sisters. A few days ago Roberto Adinolfi, CEO-magister of the nuclear energy company Ansaldo Nucleare, was shot by our brothers and sisters of the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)–International Revolutionary Front (FRI).

Roberto Adinolfi is a high priest of the new totalitarianism of science and technology imperatives. Science has become the modern religion of our time, promising an apathetic society the lethargy of a stuffed belly and artificial paradises in exchange for the coldness of an empty heart drowned in compromise.

The empire of scientific totalitarianism is fed by the vanity of an anthropocentric authoritarian civilization. A civilization imposed on our desires, our choices, the nature and animals, turning life into a quantitative scale to fit its miserable statistics. At the same time, contemporary people end up unable to even dare to live authentically, without hypocrisy, and as they sink deeper into their reliance on technological substitutes of real life they create illusions and superficial relationships. Now, with their scientific discoveries, they can ‘offer’ us more time to grow old but deprive us of a way to live authentically. So, science generates the coldest of all monsters of the human folly. It lays the technological fascistization of our lives. It lays genetic testing, electronic monitoring, laboratory animals, research statistics, the dictatorship of machines and numbers.

Alongside the high priests of nuclear energy like Adinolfi poison and plunder the nature, animals and people, dressing up their scientific crimes in the guise of evolution. The shootings of Adinolfi are the new poetry of anarchist action. Continue reading Greece: CCF – Bullets of words for the bullets of FAI/FRI

Greek prisons: The junta regime continues the vindictive prison transfers of revolutionary comrades

Solidarity with anarchist prisoners of war

Disciplinary transfer of Olga Ekonomidou, imprisoned member of the R.O. CCF, from Eleonas–Thebes women’s prisons to Diavata women’s prisons / get the details here -> actforfreedomnow

[Thessaloniki] On Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, at 20.00 in the University of Thessaloniki there will be an assembly for the coordination of solidarity actions for the case of Olga’s prison transfer.

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Greek prisons: Update on comrades’ hunger strikes (ongoing)

Ten comrades conduct hunger strike to date, namely the prisoner Spyros Dravilas, eight of the 9 CCF imprisoned members, as well as the anarchist revolutionary Theofilos Mavropoulos.

you may read previous updates: i, ii, iii

SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARMED GUERRILLAS

Olga Ekonomidou announces beginning of hunger strike as of 30/4:

One year and one month in prison for me.

You never forget the date of your arrest. It is a hub of forced change. It was the point where it looked like you were leaving a home, plans, equipment, ideas for actions, your strategy.

At that moment we were turned into captives of the State, and now kilometers of distance separate my comrades and I, sometimes few and sometimes many. In this brief period of imprisonment, our vindictive consecutive prison transfers seemingly impede the communication between us, and time has allied with the Power, in order to make us feel isolated. But this is not the case in reality.

What we left behind in that home were only the expendable materials, those that you easily replace with others. We constantly carry the rest in our minds and hearts, the plans, the ideas, the strategy, the emotions, the moments, more advanced, more prepared for battle. The distance and the time are of no importance; they are relative terms.

For me, it’s like I was sitting just yesterday at the same table with the rest of my comrades and conspiring against our next target. When we shared the same desire to attack the values ​​and ideals of this authoritarian rotten world, we agreed that we will go on until the end; that we do not abandon one another, and do not retreat. The need of one of us becomes a decision for the rest of us.

On April 8th the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire decided to launch a hunger strike, demanding the definite transfer of Gerasimos Tsakalos and Panagiotis Argirou from Domokos prisons, as well as the cessation of vengeful prison transfers for the remaining members of the organization. The three of my comrades are currently on the fourth week of hunger strike, so the first serious health consequences have already occurred. And time passes by…

In the context of the predetermined strategy for beginning of hunger strike by each of us, on Monday, April 30th, I also begin hunger strike, and I fight to the end by decision.

FOREVER IN BATTLE

Olga Ekonomidou
Member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
Eleonas–Thebes women’s prisons

Athens: Imprisoned and pretrial detainees anarchists are summoned concerning the 250 actions of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

Wednesday, March 14th, at 19.00, Athens Polytechnic School: third assembly for further discussion on the new political prosecutions concerning older actions against comrades who have been convicted or are accused for the CCF case.

At a time when the people are groaning under the unbearable economic poverty and misery that have been imposed by the local agents of the big bosses of the global capitalist system, and have not yet recovered from the shock caused by multiple blows, at this moment of turmoil like a sneaky wolf the State — aided by its most powerful crutches, the cops and the judges — seizes motive and opportunity to close definitely and irrevocably its accounts with a long-standing enemy: the anarchist combatants who have the courage to fight back in every possible dynamic way, and to defy the — overtly nowadays — fascist dominance of the system.

Thus, taking advantage of the general panic that pervades most people, the authorities are prepared to bury anarchist fighters under tons of cement, super-long prison sentences, prosecutions and generalized repression.

Obeying this frenzy that exceeds hysteria, the state authorities:

– handed out a total of 137 years of imprisonment to those accused for the CCF case,

– they are stalling for many months now, with provocative and unacceptable pretenses, the sessions regarding the obviously justified motion of Panagiotis Masouras and Konstantina Karakatsani for suspended execution of their sentences,

– they arrest demonstrators, pillorying them by releasing their photos and details, and they send them straight to prison, in order to stifle protests,

– they systematically reject, with Mussolinian arrogance and criminal indifference, the repeated applications for release of Stella Antoniou on very serious health grounds,

– and the past few days (using the ‘unbeatable duo’ of the obscurest persecution, the interrogators Baltas and Mokkas) they are preparing to attribute to all combatants, who were captured since November 2010 to date, tons of additional charges related with the total of 250 attacks of CCF, regardless if comrades are members of the specific organization or deny their participation in it.

So, from Monday, March 12th, 2012, all fighters who are imprisoned or pretrial detainees accused for the CCF case are called to appear in the Court of Appeals in Athens, after having been summoned.

In particular, 16 comrades (along with 2 fugitives) accused of involvement in the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, either having claimed responsibility for their participation in CCF or having denied any relation with the organization, have been summoned to appear before the interrogators’ duo Baltas and Mokkas as defendants for about 250 actions for which the CCF has claimed political responsibility with communiqués since 2008.

Given this situation of deep junta, if we do not react, with demonstrations, gatherings and all possible means, tomorrow we may find ourselves in the same exact position with those who are prosecuted today. A heinous crime is being prepared against us all; we should not allow their plans to come to pass!

Immediate release of Stella Antoniou

No prosecution with retroactive charges
based on collective responsibility and moral instigation

Freedom for all imprisoned anarchist fighters,
hostages of social war

Dates on which comrades appear in the Court of Appeals,
Loukareos Street (in the 7th floor, at 9am), Athens

[dates will be updated here, after postponements, etc. since 13/3]

Monday, April 2nd – Stella Antoniou

Tuesday, April 3rd – Christos Tsakalos, Theofilos Mavropoulos, Michalis Nikolopoulos

Thursday, April 5th – Olga Ekonomidou, Giorgos Polidoros, Alexandros Mitroussias, Kostas Sakkas

Friday, April 6th – Takis Masouras, Giorgos Karagiannidis

Monday, April 9th – Nina Karakatsani

Tuesday, April 10th – Haris Hadjimihelakis, Damiano Bolano, Giorgos Nikolopoulos

Wednesday, April 11th – Gerasimos Tsakalos, Panagiotis Argirou

sources 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

On March 19th Panagiotis ‘Takis’ Masouras was released from Koridallos prisons, since the motion for suspended execution of his sentence was finally accepted. Freedom now to all!