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Greek prisons: CCF prisoners stopped hunger strike in view of upcoming release of their family members

On April 4th 2015, the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire prisoners announced the end of their hunger strike, anticipating that the mother and the partner of Gerasimos Tsakalos will soon be released from prison. Below are excerpts from their statement. Today’s a day that a crack opens up in the walls of the prison world […]

Larissa, Greece: Antonis Stamboulos, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

On Friday morning, April 3rd, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Antonis Stamboulos, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), was transferred to the hospital in Larissa, where physicians on duty denied his treatment because he refused to take in intravenous drips. Then the hunger striker was moved back to Larissa prison.

The same day, […]

Athens – CCF hunger strike: Words of Evi Statiri from prison

On April 1st, Athena Tsakalou (mother of the Tsakalos brothers) stated that she refuses to walk out of prison until her daughter-in-law is also granted release. The two women, who were remanded in custody over the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire intended prison escape, are currently sharing a cell in Koridallos prison.

The next day, […]

Lamia, Greece: Nikos Maziotis, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

On April 2nd, Revolutionary Struggle prisoner on hunger strike Nikos Maziotis was transferred from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia due to further deterioration in his health condition. Recall that the comrade was seriously injured as recently as July 2014, after a shootout with his captors.

Lamia, Greece: Anarchist prisoner Kostas Gournas suspended hunger strike

Statement by Kostas Gournas from the hospital in Lamia:

I am no longer able to cope with this demanding hunger strike because I have exhausted my physical abilities to do so, owing to chronic health problems. I consider today’s submission of the bill,* which initiates the fulfillment of some of our demands, to be the […]

“Kafka’s Hell” – An open letter from Athena Tsakalou (April 1st, 2015)

If the judicial authorities have the power to make the world succumb to their laws and what’s more to the overcoming of laws, this doesn’t prove that quality prevails, but rather that they can turn the world into Kafkaesque hell.

There are certain occurrences that make you stand before yourself and ask yourself, what is […]

Thessaloniki: Protest march in solidarity with prisoners in struggle

Abolition of antiterrorist laws – DNA legislation – anti-hoodie law – type C prisons ~ Release of Savvas Xiros ~ Solidarity with the hunger strikers (since 2/3)

Your democracy reeks of fascism

Fire to the banks

On Saturday March 21st, the Assembly of Anarchists against the Special Conditions of Detention and the […]

Athens: Street barricades in solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike

Victory to the Struggle of the Imprisoned Hunger Strikers

Today, Thursday April 2nd, at about midday, we carried out a small action outside the faculty of ASOEE (Athens University of Economics and Business) in downtown Athens, as a minimum token of solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike. We blocked traffic on both directions of […]

Athens: Anarchists entered the Greek Parliament courtyard

Banner action at the entrance to the Parliament in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Greek prisons:

On April 1st, anarchists entered the courtyard of the Greek parliament, threw fliers, chanted slogans and unfurled a banner reading: “Solidarity with the hunger strikers – Immediate fulfillment of their demands – Anarchist group Rubicon”.

Comrades were detained […]

Patras, Greece: SYRIZA’s party offices occupied by anarchists

On April 1st, some 50 comrades occupied the SYRIZA’s party offices in the city of Patras, in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Greek prisons.

“Solidarity with the imprisoned fighters who are on hunger strike since 2/3”

Left banner: “Struggle inside and outside the prisons against the State and the Capital – Solidarity with the […]

Thessaloniki: Banner drop in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Comrades of the new 111 Squat in Thessaloniki dropped a banner (31/03/2015) in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Greek prisons:

“Your democracy reeks of incarceration (A) Victory to the struggle of the prisoners on hunger strike since 2/3”

On March 17th 2015 anarchists occupied a multistory building unused for almost four decades, located on […]

Koridallos prison: Banner drop in solidarity with the hunger strikers

The banner reads: “Immediate release of the relatives of CCF – Victory to all the hunger strikers – Dignity or death”

In the context of solidarity actions with our fellow prisoners on hunger strike, we hung a banner in the A wing of Koridallos men’s prison.

Immediate release of the relatives of CCF members Victory […]

Athens – CCF hunger strike: Athena Tsakalou granted conditional release from prison

On March 31st 2015, a judicial council permitted the release of Athena Tsakalou, mother of the Tsakalos brothers, under restrictive conditions: bail of 10,000 euros, obligation to check in to a police station three times a month, ban on exiting the country, and prohibition on leaving Salamina (Salamis Island), which means that, if her sons […]

Radiozones of Subversive Expression: Broadcast about the hunger strikes in Greek prisons

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Radiozones of subversive expression radio98fm.org presents a broadcast in English in order to propagate the hunger strike that is developing in the Greek state prisons since the 2nd of March, with a number of political and social prisoners on hunger strike with a common combative framework of claims while […]

Lamia, Greece: Dimitris Koufontinas suspended hunger strike

On March 27th, Dimitris Koufontinas (57 years old) suspended hunger strike, after the justice ministry put up for public consultation a prison reform bill.

However, the draft bill has not yet been submitted to parliament, nor has it been referred for voting. Thus, Kostas Gournas (34 years old) continues hunger strike, awaiting further developments around […]

Piraeus: Argyris Ntalios, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Solidarity with political prisoners ./Fire to the banks

On March 27th, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Argyris Ntalios – participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK) – was urgently transferred from Koridallos prison to the General State Hospital of Nikaia, as his health condition has worsened.

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Haren, Brussels: Maxi-prison construction site fencing torn down

“In the shadow of a prison, no-one can be free. No to the maxi-prison, let’s be uncontrollable!” Click here for the English version of the poster.

Report published in Ricochets n° 04, the newsletter against the maxi-prison [a massive prison-complex] and the world that goes with it:

In the last week of February, a […]

Greece: Tension in Domokos maximum security prison

March 25th 2015 at approximately 13:00 local time

Another prisoner in Domokos has been killed at the hands of the State.

A prisoner of Pakistani origin in Domokos type C prison requested to be transferred to a hospital but instead he was taken from the E2 wing and placed in disciplinary isolation. He reportedly committed […]

Greek prisons: Social prisoner Giorgos Inglessis has been on hunger strike since 3/3

On March 25th, it became known that social prisoner Giorgos Inglessis has been on a hunger strike since March 3rd in support of all the demands of political prisoners who are on hunger strike since March 2nd. As far as supporters know, he has lost 12 kilos, he’s experiencing dizziness and has a low-grade fever. […]

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, […]

Greek prisons: Anarchist prisoner Yannis Michailidis on hunger strike

On March 23rd, anarchist prisoner Yannis Michailidis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), started hunger strike.

Below is the comrade’s statement:

Today, Monday March 23rd, I join the hunger strike in order to counterattack the ever-intensifying repressive campaign of the State against the anarchist milieu and against every resistor in general. I am […]

Lamia, Greece: Kostas Gournas, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Solidarity with Urban Guerrillas (A)

Since yesterday, March 23rd, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Kostas Gournas (convicted Revolutionary Struggle member) has been moved from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia, where the conditions are indescribably appalling, the prisoners are placed in isolation room-cells, and communication with […]

Istanbul: Anarchist solidarity to the hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Today [21.3.2015] in Kadıköy, we marched in solidarity with prisoners in Greek prisons, who have been on hunger strike since March 2nd and who fast to their death. During the march, we chanted slogans: “Destroy Prisons, Free the Prisoners”, “Wage Slavery System will end with anarchy”, “Greetings to the comrades who are fighting […]

Athens: SYRIZA-owned radio outlet occupied by anarchists in solidarity with imprisoned hunger strikers

Till this day, March 23rd 2015, dozens of political prisoners have gone on hunger strike (most of them since March 2nd), demanding that the following be abolished: the special “anti-terrorist” legislation, and particularly articles 187A (terrorist organisation) and 187 (criminal organisation); the special repressive law (hoodie law); and the type C prisons, which are completing […]

Lamia, Greece: Dimitris Koufontinas, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Since yesterday morning, March 21st, hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas (convicted 17N member) has been transferred from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia, where he’s being held in a room-cell with no window. In addition to the miserable conditions, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, for supporters to […]