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Arcadia, Greece: Stella Antoniou tortured at the hands of police

On October 23rd, 2014, anarchist Stella Antoniou was arrested in the village of Dimitsana in Arcadia, Peloponnese, for allegedly violating a restrictive condition related to permanent residence in Athens. Antiterrorist cops pounced on her, throwing her to the ground. She was taken to the local police station, where she firmly refused to give a DNA […]

Greece: Text by anarchist Stella Antoniou after her detention in Thessaloniki

On July 14th, I traveled from Athens to Thessaloniki to stay there until the 16th of July, when I planned to return to Athens; personally, when I got bail conditions, I was not banned from exiting Attica.

There I was hosted by a couple of comrades. Thanos Chatziaggelou, who is one of the comrades that […]

Greece: Immediate lifting of the ban against Stella Antoniou which prevents her from leaving the country

Our comrade and member of the squatted social centre VOX, anarchist Stella Antoniou, who is accused of alleged participation in an armed organization and currently stands trial, is facing a serious health problem for which there is no specialized hospital in Greece. In April 2013, she has scheduled an appointment at a hospital in […]

Athens: New trial against the anarchist revolutionary organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

On the 5th of April 2013 begins yet another court-martial inside the women’s prisons in Koridallos on the case of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (recall that already a third CCF trial is underway on the incendiary package mailings, etc.).

This new proceeding deals with the 250 bombings and arsons of the organization […]

Athens: Reportback from demo in solidarity with the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and all anarchists accused in the same case

SOLIDARITY WITH THE IMPRISONED FIGHTERS (Α)

On Friday evening, October 12th, a demonstration was held in downtown Athens in solidarity with the imprisoned members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the other ten anarchist comrades accused in the same case, under the new trial which began on October 8th. The […]

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, […]

Athens: End of the 2nd ‘Halandri case’ trial – New CCF case trial in Koridallos prisons’ court underway

Solidarity with the members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and those prosecuted for the same case

On October 2nd, 2012, in the last session of the 2nd ‘Halandri case’ trial (with all four defendants absent from the courtroom), Damiano Bolano, Michalis Nikolopoulos and Giorgos Nikolopoulos were each sentenced to 7 years’ […]

Athens: Anarchist comrade Stella Antoniou released from prison

On Monday, June 4th, Stella was finally released from Koridallos women’s prisons because she reached the limit of 18month pretrial detention. However, restrictive conditions have been imposed on her (as in the case of Takis Masouras and Nina Karakatsani, who had stepped out of prison under cautionary measures, too) after the recent wave of new […]

Lesvos Island, Greece: ‘Interventionist’ direct action in Mytilini by some comrades

Yesterday evening (13/4) in the city of Mytilini we shared out under doors, at houses and blocks of buildings, 500 texts concerning those prosecuted for participation in the CCF as well as the organization’s members.

We took care to ‘foist’ our discourse in such a way that it would not be instantly understood of what […]

Greek prisons: A few updates on comrades’ hunger strikes (ongoing)

Eight comrades are on hunger strike to date. You may read previous short notes here

Update, April 27th In an announcement from Koridallos prisons on their end of hunger strike, the imprisoned anarchists Alexandros Mitroussias, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Kostas Sakkas mention, among others, that ‘we were objectively defeated since none of our requests was met in […]

Athens/Piraeus: Struggle for dignity and freedom inside and outside the walls

The poster reads:

Struggle for dignity and freedom inside and outside the walls

From April 6th the comrades Giorgos Karagiannidis, Alexandros Mitroussias, Kostas Sakkas are on hunger strike demanding: i) the lifting of the arbitrary and vengeful pretrial detentions imposed on them by the Inquisitors Mokkas and Baltas after their “apology” about the 250 incendiary […]

Barcelona: Short briefing about the demonstration for the 29M strikers’ liberation

you may read related call-outs and info here

Freedom to general strike arrestees

Freedom to all prisoners of the social war — Freedom to Stella Antoniou

On Sunday, April 22nd, a protest demo took place in solidarity with three imprisoned fighters who were arrested during the general strike mobilization on March 29th. In […]

Belgrade, Serbia: Solidarity action with Stella Antoniou and four comrades arrested after the February 12th demonstration in Athens

FREEDOM TO STELLA ANTONIOU

Between the 16th and the 22nd of April 2012 we placed banners near the Greek embassy and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Belgrade as a symbolic act of solidarity with the imprisoned anarchist Stella Antoniou and four comrades arrested after the demonstration of 12th February in Athens.

Stella Antoniou […]

New York: Brief report from the anarchist rally outside the Greek Consulate in solidarity with imprisoned hunger strikers in Athens

from our brothers and sisters in NYC:

“We were a small but lively group of about 20 Anarchists assembled outside the Greek Consulate yesterday evening (19/4).

We had two banners, and we passed fliers to bring attention to the corrupt matter of the imprisoned political Anarchist hunger strikers and the poor conditions and pre-trial detentions.

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Athens/Piraeus: Solidarity demo on Friday, April 27th, outside Koridallos prisons

‘war to the bitter end … our release from prison shall be done by ourselves and our comrades’

Christos Tsakalos, April 18th (radio98fm recording)

Immediate fulfillment of the demands set forth by the anarchist hunger strikers in Koridallos prisons

Kostas Sakkas, Alexandros Mitroussias, Giorgos Karagiannidis, who are on hunger strike since 6/4/12 demanding the […]

USA: Solidarity rally at Greek Consulate in New York – Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Solidarity Is Praxis Not Just Words rally outside the Greek Consulate (69 East 79th Street) Thursday, April 19th, at 6.30pm (NYC time)

Over the course of the past two weeks, eight imprisoned Greek comrades have declared a hunger strike that has spawned a growing wave of resistance throughout Greece.

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Athens: Attack with paints on the offices of the social democratic PASOK and the far-right LAOS parties in Halandri and Holargos

On Saturday, April 14th, while all decent citizens were in the temples of indolence for Easter, we decided to hit with paints the political office of LAOS and Batsok* in the northern suburbs of Halandri and Holargos, as minimum token of solidarity with Mitroussias, Sakkas, Karagiannidis, who are on hunger strike for 12 days now.

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Greek prisons: Short notes on comrades’ hunger strikes and prison food abstentions (ongoing)

April 4th – Hunger strike declaration of Spyros Dravilas (inmate of Domokos prisons, who is currently held in the hospital of Koridallos prisons), titled ‘The State and its institutions get revenge on those who don’t succumb to their system by depriving them of the acquired right of temporary leave’. Authorities deny Spyros Dravilas the temporary […]

Athens: Responsibility claim for arson attack on ministerial building in the neighbourhood of Neos Kosmos

‘Among so many nights, so many rocks, so many killed – s/he said – you, Revolution, opened up the wide avenues for a universal meeting. […] If nothing else we gained – s/he said – at least we learned that we shall meet tomorrow.’ Yannis Ritsos, No Politics

We claim responsibility for the […]

Solidarity actions for Stella Antoniou in Amsterdam

On April 6th, in the context of the day of actions in solidarity with the imprisoned anarchist, a group of comrades put a banner in downtown Amsterdam, on the Singel, for the immediate release of Stella Antoniou and in solidarity with political prisoners across the world —a banner which has remained in place for two […]

Athens: CCF imprisoned member Christos Tsakalos goes on hunger strike from April 8th

‘When one does not die for the other, then we are already dead’ [Tasos Livaditis]

I am not a humanist and therefore will not talk like a humanist. I place myself on the side of the anarchists of praxis. In the battle for a free life without leaders and minions, often a price […]

Hamburg, Germany: Solidarity action for Stella Antoniou, Kostas Sakkas, Giorgos Karagiannidis and Alexandros Mitroussias

IN OPEN HOSTILITY WITH PRISONS, REPRESSION, OPPRESSION, EXPLOITATION, THE MINIONS, THE IMK (Interior Ministers' Conference)… AND THE WHOLE SHITTY SYSTEM!

Today, April 7th, 2012, in the context of the solidarity call for Stella Antoniou, several people gathered in Hamburg in order to show our solidarity with Stella Antoniou and her comrades imprisoned in Greece.

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Athens: CCF imprisoned members Gerasimos Tsakalos and Panagiotis Argirou declare hunger strike

‘The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction’

Each of us knows that to get his life in his hands, he must refuse the dialogue and the illusions of democracy and come into conflict with the Power, having his knife between his teeth.

From the first moment of our imprisonment, […]

Greece: Four anarchist prisoners declare hunger strike

FREEDOM TO STELLA ANTONIOU – Slogan made in the early hours of April 6th in Murcia, south-eastern Spain

Today, April 6th, 2012, in a joint statement from Koridallos prisons, the anarchists Giorgos Karagiannidis, Alexandros Mitroussias and Kostas Sakkas declared that they go on hunger strike, demanding the lifting of their arbitrary and vengeful […]

Lublin, Poland: Direct action in solidarity with political prisoners across the world

translation from the Polish original:

Solidarity attack on ATMs

In the last days of March 2012, we attacked three ATMs with paint, each belonging to another bank.

The growing climate of state repression must meet with our overwhelming response. An uncompromising attack of the Capital, taking away from us the remaining social gains, can […]