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Greece prisoner hunger strike suspended

Stencil painted during PA’s gathering in the proximity of Koridallos prison, in Athens on the 1st of July, referring to prisoner Ilir Kareli (murdered by prison staff after his transfer from Malandrino to Nigrita), who stabbed a prison guard to death with an improvised knife: “A good start was made in Malandrino prison; every [...]

Patras: Surprise noise demo outside the prison of Aghios Stefanos

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 [...]

Greek prisons: The struggle against maximum security prisons intensifies

Anti-prison banners in Florina, northern Greece (June 27th, 2014): “4,400 prisoners on hunger strike against maximum security prisons” “Neither penal nor political prisoners, explosives and fire to every prison (A)”

Chania, Crete Island, Greece (June 27th, 2014)

As of June 27th (5th day of mass hunger strike), more inmates have joined the hunger [...]

Athens: Reportback from anti-prison demo

“No tolerance to Type C prisons and every other form of captivity (A)” “Long live Anarchy” (slogans painted on June 28th at Syntagma Square)

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 [...]

Corfu Island, Greece: Solidarity intervention at the local prison

Solidarity cannot be caged in prison cells.

Last night, June 26th, around 20 individuals carried out a solidarity intervention outside Corfu prison, which was met with a big and touching response from inside the walls, with prisoners responding immediately to shouts and slogans. The last update refers to 120 hunger strikers in the hellhole [...]

Greece prisoner hunger strike – Fourth day (26/6)

Counter-info gathering in Larissa, Greece (June 25th, 2014); the top banner reads: “Maximum security prisons, concentration camps… Crush the new totalitarianism. Fire to the hellholes”; the other banner reads: “Invisible and visible prison bars… The prison society smiles at you. -Anarchists’ Assembly of Larissa”

Draft bill on new Type-C maximum security prisons will be [...]

Berlin: An update on the situation at the refugee school in Ohlauer Street

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 [...]

Greece prisoner hunger strike – Third day (25/6)

Solidarity banner in Patras, Greece on the 21st of June, which reads: AGAINST MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS (A)

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 [...]

Athens: News from the bookworkers strike called on the 18th of June

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via ESE–Libertarian Syndicalist Union (Athens)

Belarus: Prison addresses of antifascists kidnapped by the State

Both Dzmitry Z. and Dzmitry S. were recently transferred to penal institutions. Here are their new addresses:

Dzmitry Zvan’ko 225295 Brestskaya oblast, Ivatsevichi, p/b 20, IK-22, Volchi Nory

Dzmitry Steshenko 225875, Brestskaya oblast Kobrinski r-n, d. Luschiki IUOT № 6

Dzmitry Zvan’ko’s appeal was not granted; the sentence remained the same — 5 years of [...]

Greece prisoner hunger strike – Update from Koridallos

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 [...]

Berlin: Some news from anti-eviction struggle in Kreuzberg

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 [...]

Greece: Anti-prison protest outside Prime Minister’s house in Athens – Upcoming demos

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x207dfl

On the evening of June 24th – 2nd day of mass hunger strike of over 3,900 prisoners across Greece — nearly 60 anarchists made an anti-prison intervention outside the house of Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece, in the northern suburb of Kifissia, Athens.

Comrades threw anti-repression leaflets in the streets and shouted slogans [...]

Berlin: Raw updates from anti-eviction demo in Kreuzberg

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 [...]

Greek prisons: Participation of thousands of prisoners in nationwide hunger strike

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 [...]

Berlin: Eviction of squatted refugee school – Call for support and spontaneous demonstrations

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 [...]

Short update on cases of prisoners in $hile

On June 5th, 2014 Victor Montoya, who was imprisoned in February 2013 wrongfully accused of bombing a police station in Las Vizcachas, was acquitted of all charges by the terror court in Puente Alto. He was finally able to walk out of prison.

Anarchists Alfonso Alvial and Hermes González were remanded for 6 months in [...]

Athens: Protest in defense of the Prosfygika housing complex, threatened with sell-off and a massive forced eviction

Communities of the future are built in squatted neighbourhoods –SY.KA.PRO (‘Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika’)

“The sole mission of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund is to maximize the proceeds of the Hellenic Republic from the development and/or sale of assets. (…) Privatization is not seen as a mere sale of assets; rather, it is [...]

Greece: Update on the case of imprisoned comrade Vaggelis Koutsibelas

Vaggelis Koutsibelas was sentenced to 15 years in prison at first instance, accused of a string of arsons in the city of Trikala. The heavy indictment against him was based largely on statements of a police informant.

On the 17th of June 2014, the comrade’s case was tried in the second instance at the [...]

Hamburg: Wild demonstrations and riots against borders and their watchdogs

On Friday evening, June 6th — after the brutal attacks by cops on a protest held by refugees from Lampedusa and their supporters, which took place on Thursday, June 5th at the Hamburger Rathausmarkt — hundreds of people took to the streets of St. Pauli.

A big unauthorized demonstration with up to 1,000 [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Anarchist revolutionary Babis Tsilianidis acquitted in appeals hearing!

On the 6th of June 2014, nearly 40 comrades attended the second day of appeals hearing in the courthouse of Thessaloniki. Meanwhile, comrade Babis Tsilianidis —who has always refused to attend court proceedings— was in Koridallos prison (Athens) waiting for the outcome.

To cut a long story short, the prosecutor asked for the comrade’s acquittal, [...]

Athens: Shots fired at the facade of the squatted social centre VOX on June 3rd, 2014

‘Residents/workers/collectives united we resist mafias and drugs. Thursday, June 5th at 18:30: demonstration in the neighbourhood; popular assembly in the square. Meeting point: corner of Spyridonos Trikoupi and Stournari streets. –Committee of Exarchia residents’ initiative’

In the early hours of Tuesday, June 3rd, at about 02:30, unknown people fired at least 5 shots at [...]

Italy – Operation Ardesia: Francesco Gioa and Daniele Casalini arrested to serve rest of sentence

On Wednesday, May 28th and Friday, May 30 Francesco and Daniele were arrested to serve the remainder of their sentence (2 years and 1 month, and 1 year and 9 months, respectively) in relation to the robbery that took place in Lucca in June 2007.

On May 20th, 2014, a hearing was in fact held [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Attack on the National Front’s electoral campaign kiosk

Yesterday afternoon, May 21st, comrades smashed the kiosk of the National Front (Ethniko Metopo), near Hagia Sophia in Thessaloniki, and beat the nationalist scum who were present at that time (according to their own announcement, two of them were evacuated to hospital).

They better think twice before setting foot anywhere close to the place again.

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Paris: Never enough hate for the JCDecaux!

[photo-edit dedicated to all the saboteurs out there]

On the night of May 19th to 20th, 453 Vélib’ bikes had their tires punctured in several districts of Paris; same thing with 5 utility vehicles and 3 trucks of the municipality. This attack is just a drop of water in an average of [...]