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Austria: Anarchist Black Cross solidarity event at ABC Solidarity Fest Vienna [20.-23. April 2017]

Solidarity event of “Anarchist Black Cross – Solidarity Cell” with imprisoned comrades of Koridallos prison (Athens) @ ABC FESTIVAL VIENNA (20. – 23. April 2017)

“As anarchists, we perceive the need of a multiform anarchist struggle, posing the issue of attack against state and vassalage that is imposed, with every means possible, here and now.”(from […]

Greece: Three trolley buses incinerated in downtown Athens

During the night of Monday December 19th 2016, a group of comrades decided to slightly heat up the urban winter by setting fire to social peace and apathy.

With just 5 liters of flammable material and infinite hatred of all Power, we took to Patission Street, stopped passing trolley buses and torched them after taking […]

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

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

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

Scotland: ATMs sabotaged in the wider area of Edinburgh [updated]

Scotland, Edinburgh, 22/12/2015:

At night of the 22/12 I sabotaged 3 ATMs in the wider area of Edinburgh. I used polyurethane foam to block all entrances and exits. This material expands and becomes solid after some time. In this way I attack the walls of my civilized existence. Wildness doesn’t exist in the ghost of […]

Melbourne, so-called Australia: Paint and sledgehammer attack against BAE Systems

Received December 31st:

In the final hours of December 2015 we attacked the offices of the defense contractor BAE Systems on River Boulevard in Richmond with paint and sledge hammers.

BAE Systems make billions from war and their technology is responsible for countless civilian deaths worldwide.

This action was carried out as part of Black […]

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

TO ALL COMRADES WHOSE ACTS HAVE GIVEN ME MOMENTS OF FREEDOM

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

[Greek prisons] For a new combat position of anarchist insurgency – For a Black December

I hate the individual who bends his body under the weight of an unknown power, of some X, of a god.

I hate, I say, all those who, surrendering to others, out of fear, out of resignation, a part of their power as a man, are not only crushed themselves but […]

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, […]

Athens: Gatherings outside hospitals in solidarity with hunger strikers

Today, Sunday March 22nd, the Assembly in solidarity with the hunger strikers (in Athens) called for gatherings outside the hospitals where three anarchist prisoners are currently hospitalised:

– Attikon Hospital in Chaidari at 17.30, where the hunger strikers Fivos Harisis and Panagiotis Argirou are hospitalised; – General State Hospital of Nikaia at 18.30, where the […]

Athens: Two CCF prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Banner at a prisoner solidarity demo in the city of Volos (13/3/2015) reading: “Solidarity with political prisoners, on hunger strike since 2/3; against the legal arsenal of the state of exception.”

On March 17th, CCF imprisoned member on hunger strike Panagiotis Argirou (who, just two years ago, recovered from a serious head injury) suffered […]

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 […]

Greece: Text of imprisoned anarchist Panagiotis Argirou

As has been known, in the first days of January 2013, I suffered a serious head injury after an accident. What followed were two successive head surgeries and a three-month stay in various hospitals. Of course, for some time now, I have escaped danger and I’m on the mend, awaiting a final restoration surgery […]

Santiago, $hile: Benefit party for anarchist prisoners

Benefit event in solidarity to the imprisoned comrades in Temuco, and for the surgery of CCF member Panagiotis Argirou (prisoner in Greece)

Saturday, June 1st from 22.00 at the anarchist counter-cultural and social centre Libereco, on 345, Arzobispo Valdivieso (metro Cementerios), Recoleta community, Santiago

June 1st marks the third anniversary of the explosion that left […]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Benefit gig for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades

Live concert for financially supporting the CCF comrade Panagiotis Argirou, who will soon need another surgery.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 22.00 in Asteroskopeio, Thessaloniki.

Anarchist hangout Nadir

Contra Info note: Recall the grave injury and hospitalization of imprisoned anarchist Panagiotis Argirou (e.g. see here). The CCF member will soon need to […]

Athens: Update on the health condition of CCF member Panagiotis Argirou

On Monday, March 11th, anarchist comrade and Conspiracy of Cells of Fire member Panagiotis Argirou was transferred from the general hospital of Nikaia back to Koridallos prison’s hospital. His transfer was made after the state of his health was much improved.

Panagiotis has now fully recovered from his serious injury and talked with his comrades […]

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

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

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

Athens: Solidarians’ update on the health condition of CCF member Panagiotis Argirou

Today, January 15th, doctors at the Thriassio hospital stopped treating anarchist comrade Panagiotis Argirou with the narcotic medication which kept him sedated. He has not yet regained full consciousness, but his first reactions are promising for his health improvement. Strength to our comrade.

Athens: Brief update on the injured anarchist comrade Panagiotis Argirou

According to a Greek summary of the 19th CCF trial session in the special court of Koridallos prisons (14.1.2013), CCF member Panagiotis Argirou is still hospitalized in intensive care unit. We salute the anarchists of praxis, from Greece to Indonesia, who have expressed their solidarity to Panagiotis with all their strength.

Constant […]

Athens: Surgery once again for CCF member Panagiotis Argirou

As solidarians report, in the afternoon of the 4th of January Panagiotis underwent another surgery to remove the second hematoma on his head, which was caused by his fall and could not be controlled with medication. During the previous night (3/1), his health situation presented complications, so the hematoma had to be removed surgically. Following […]

Athens: Update on the health condition of CCF member Panagiotis Argirou

On January 3rd, solidarians reported that the injured comrade Panagiotis Argirou is still hospitalized in critical condition.

In the evening of Tuesday, January 1st, anarchist Panagiotis Argirou was moved unconscious to the infirmary of Koridallos men’s prison with the help of the rest of imprisoned members of the R.O. Conspiracy […]

Athens: CCF member Panagiotis Argirou reportedly injured in prison and hospitalized

After phone conversation with a relative of anarchist Panagiotis Argirou, solidarians reported that the comrade fell out of the bunk bed at night, on January 1st, and gradually began to lose consciousness. He was evacuated from Koridallos prisons to Tzaneio hospital in Piraeus, and he might need to be admitted to another hospital soon. His […]

Greece – CCF case: New prosecutions underway

It seems that the investigating prosecutors still have not finished prosecuting the imprisoned members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, because interrogators are now preparing more case files in their offices.

Already in August 2012, an investigator from Trikala police department paid a visit to Trikala prisons in order to notify the comrades […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]