Eighth Balkan Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on 5th and 6th of September 2014 as part of Anti-fascist festival, annual Mostar event.
We invite all anarchist/antiauthoritarian groups, individuals, publishers, initiatives and projects from Balkan (and beyond) to come and participate at BAB in discussions and meetings which will help us [...]
After some modifications to the draft bill on maximum security prisons, the recess section of the Greek Parliament is now prepared to vote on this new law on Monday, July 7th. Perhaps it will take another summer session for the final voting, but their plan is to pass the bill no matter what… A protest [...]
previous updates here
Below is a brief update from street protest against the besiege of the refugee squat in Ohlauer Street, in Kreuzberg, threatened with complete eviction since the 24th of June. We write this down to share what we experienced on July 1st, hoping that it can somehow help comrades to form a view [...]
From Monday, June 23rd a mass hunger strike is being carried out in most prisons by inmates opposing the new omnibus bill, which aims to create maximum security prisons and restructure-tighten the penal code.
An inauguration of maximum security prisons is meant to complete the puzzle of repression that is being systematically structured in recent [...]
Click image to read a leaflet handed out at a noise demo outside Holloway prison and at a meeting in solidarity with anti-eviction fighters raided and arrested in Turin, Italy on the 3rd of June (constantly updated list of comrades in prison or house arrest here).
It’s time to act with all means in solidarity [...]
On Sunday morning, June 29th, some 50 comrades went to Aghios Stefanos prison in Patras, where 550 prisoners are on hunger strike. Local authorities were caught off guard and reacted in panic. Through loudspeakers, the administration ordered the prison staff to lock inmates who had entered the yard back in their cells.
Upon arrival, comrades [...]
As of June 27th (5th day of mass hunger strike), more inmates have joined the hunger [...]
According to rough estimates, nearly 4,000 individuals participated in the anarchist-antiauthoritarian demonstration on the 28th of June in downtown Athens.
People in struggle and in solidarity are obviously not figures [...]
We bring light into the darkness…
A militant intervention: 4 tires, 10 liters of petrol.
In the night toward Friday, June 27th, 2014, we set fire to the district court in Kreuzberg. This is only a small symbolic act to support our friends in struggle against the prevailing conditions.
Our solidarity goes to the refugees [...]
Draft bill on new Type-C maximum security prisons will be [...]
According to a brief report from the 26th of June, here, cops have announced that they will enter the school very soon to “check the situation”. There is a danger that they will use this action to evict the place entirely. Also, they are obviously trying to disturb the cell phone signals in order to [...]
Below are the participants in the hunger strike (to our knowledge, from men’s prisons) in numbers, according to latest updates:
Koridallos (Athens): circa 1,480 prisoners
Patras: circa 550 prisoners
Grevena: 400 prisoners
Domokos: 350 prisoners; also, the [...]
25/6/2014 – From the E wing of Koridallos men’s prison (Athens), 180 prisoners have also joined the hunger strike. So, in Koridallos prison alone, those who participate in the strike are now 1,480 inmates.
Meanwhile, hearings in terror courts have been interrupted, because all of the imprisoned anarchists on trial are currently on hunger strike [...]
Main updates from various linksunten posts related to the eviction of Gerhart Hauptmann Schule, the refugee school in Ohlauer Street, Kreuzberg:
Yesterday (24/6), cops initially ordered the “shelter security” company to invade the occupied school; police forces entered the building later on. The eviction process was suspended during the night, scheduled to continue the next [...]
In the late hours of June 24th, we smashed the windows on the ground floor of a new luxury building in Simplon Street, as a (much too) small response to the fucking eviction.
Those who are exploitable under capitalism may have a place in the capitalist city, but all others – whether homeless or refugees [...]
Still seething with rage…
Solidarity with the squatters of Ohlauer Street’s school and all other refugees! Come all to Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg, and bring many banners and fliers with you! Let’s show the Berlin Senate, the District and the Green Party what solidarity means and what we think of their relocation measures. The [...]
At around 20:00, comrades report that the cops have attacked the demo against the eviction of the squatted school at Ohlauer Street, storming against people from all sides since the very beginning. The protesters are several hundred (nearly 500). Cops are present in masses in all of the area (Kreuzberg). Comrades are trying to verify [...]
On June 23rd alone, prisoners in struggle who participated in the mass mobilization against the new bill were as follows:
Koridallos, Athens: 1,300 inmates
Patras: 550 inmates
Grevena: 400 inmates
Larissa: 300 inmates
Chania, Crete: 280 inmates
Domokos (where the Greek State intends to establish the first maximum security prison): 4 wings; that is, 240 [...]
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, at midday — the squatted school at Ohlauer Street is being evicted right now. On-site support is still needed; at 7pm, there will be a spontaneous demonstration starting from Kottbusser Tor, Berlin.
At 10am, menacing looking undercover cops entered the schoolyard. Later on, 900 cops surrounded the school. The district authorities [...]
ANNOUNCEMENT OF HUNGER STRIKE
From June 18th, 2014, prisoners in all Greek prisons have abstained from prison meals as a way of protest against the fascist bill for type C prisons, and in defense of the right to furlough and release on parole.
However the minister of Justice and the government insist on ignoring [...]
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