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Greek prisons: Comrade Antonis Stamboulos suspends hunger and thirst strike

(solidarity banner in Berlin)

On October 11th, Antonis Stamboulos ended his hunger and thirst strike. After almost 5 days of protest, his demand was not met, so he remains incarcerated in Larissa prison. Below is a short excerpt from his latest open letter:

[…] Today, that the messages of solidarity can reach the prison’s […]

Greece: Gestures of solidarity with anarchist prisoner Antonis Stamboulos

Anarchist Antonis Stamboulos, currently incarcerated in Larissa prison, is conducting a hunger and thirst strike since October 6th, 2014, demanding his immediate transfer to Koridallos prison in Athens. Below are just a few of the recent gestures in solidarity with the comrade:

On October 4th, anarchists distributed texts and spray-painted and shouted slogans in the […]

Greece: Anarchist Antonis Stamboulos transferred to Larissa prisons

Solidarity banner in the city of Veria, northern Greece: “War on cops, judges, journalists, bosses – Solidarity with anarchist revolutionaries – Strength to anarchist Antonis Stamboulos, who was arrested on October 1st in Athens”

On October 7th, nearly 25 comrades gathered for about an hour outside the prison of Larissa as a small token […]

Athens, Greece: Anarchist prisoner Antonis Stamboulos goes on hunger and thirst strike

Following his arrest on the 1st of October 2014, Antonis Stamboulos is currently being held under pretrial detention facing terrorism charges.

On October 6th, with another open letter, the comrade announced hunger and thirst strike denouncing the fact that he is now being held in the prisoner transfer centre of Athens. Furthermore, he protests the […]

Greece: Statement by anarchist Antonis Stamboulos, detained in Athens police headquarters

“police headquarters, politicians and newspapers; different names, same swine”

On October 1st, 2014, I was arrested, hooded and taken to an interrogation room of the antiterrorist unit. From 5pm until 1am, a bunch of hooded cops – and while I was handcuffed behind the back – took my DNA sample, fingerprints and (tried to […]

Mexico City: Explosive solidarity with anarchist prisoners

As part of activities in solidarity with prisoners, we decided to attack those who have collaborated in the detention of several of our comrades. The espionage work carried out by the security bodies of the university in collaboration with the Mexican judicial system is all too known.

In relation to the events that occurred in […]

Koridallos prison, Athens: Sentences in the Velventos double robbery case

On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, the Koridallos prison court in Athens found anarchist prisoners Yannis Michailidis, Nikos Romanos, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis (who have claimed political responsibility for the double armed robbery in Velventos, Kozani) as well as Fivos Harisis and Argyris Ntalios (who have denied all charges) guilty of: – committing robbery while […]

[Besançon, France] In the face of JCDecaux and its minions… the best solidarity is attack!

Below is a text about the repressive waves following the destruction of JCDecaux advertising boards in the city of Besançon.

On November 18th, 2013 two people were charged with destruction of billboards which took place in Besançon between 2011 and 2013.

After 24 hours of detention and search of […]

[Greece] Statement on the latest cyber attack against espiv.net

Hello to everyone,

Over the past 3 weeks one of our servers is experiencing a large-scale cyber attack (DDoS). Multiple infected hosts from different parts of the world are participating in the attack, so we can’t really know who’s behind it. No user data has been compromised; however, the attackers have caused network congestion. As […]

Berlin: Gürtelstraße rooftop occupation ended

After 13 days of continuous protest, the last refugees left the hostel roof on Gürtelstraße 39 in Friedrichshain on Sunday evening, September 7th. The next day, around 1,000 people marched through Friedrichshain in solidarity with refugees and against the ignorance with which the Berlin policy reacted to the refugee protest.

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Italian prisons: Strike of anarchist prisoners in solidarity with Graziano Mazzarelli

Since Monday, September 1st, comrade Chiara Zenobi, NO TAV prisoner who is currently held in Rebibbia prison in Rome, has been on yard strike, refusing to go out on scheduled yard time, to protest against the isolation imposed on Graziano Mazzarelli, anarchist kept in solitary confinement at Borgo San Nicola prison in Lecce since his […]

Dortmund, Germany: Summary of the fight for the social center Avanti

graffiti in the evicted church

Church squatted In the evening of Friday the 22nd of August 2014, activists occupied the former St. Albertus Magnus church in Dortmund which was unused for over 7 years. Only minutes after the occupation was made public, nearly 40 supporters came to the area and held a gathering in […]

Berlin: Gürtelstraße 39 update

On Sunday evening, August 31st, a large demo started from Warschauer Straße in Friedrichshain and reached the Gürtelstraße and Scharnweberstraße junction, at one of the police blockades around the besieged former hostel, where refugees are threatened with eviction and deportation process since the morning of the 26th. The participation of people in solidarity in the […]

Berlin: Raw news from the refugee protest in Friedrichshain

on the 28th of August there was an evening demo from Frankfurter Tor with around 500 people. cops tried to break it two times. they beat up people. one arrest was confirmed. the demo was crumbling after the arab group (antiimperialist communist group, which also organised the ‘revolutionary may 1st demo’) announced that the cops […]

Berlin: Gürtelstraße 39 solidarity group update

Translators’ note: Below is an update from August 27th, 2014 retrieved from linksunten.indymedia.org. We may not share all of the views expressed, but we feel it offers a good overview of the situation. The German original text is also spread in the streets.

Refugees are still protesting on the roof of the hostel on Gürtelstraße […]

Berlin: Raw news following crackdown on refugees in Friedrichshain

previous updates here

August 27th, after 16:00 (local time):

– refugees are still occupying the roof of the former hostel Georgenhof in Gürtelstraße (the hotel Georgenhof, where anti-riots cops were stationed yesterday, is another building right next to the hostel)

– the cops deny them food, water and any contact with their lawyers; […]

Cyprus: Refugees staged a rooftop protest at the Mennogeia detention centre

After consecutive incidents of suicide and self-harm of detainees in Cyprus prisons, five inmates of Iranian origin and another from Afghanistan, locked up in the Mennogeia detention centre in Larnaca, staged a protest on the roof of the prison building on the morning of August 25th, 2014 to demand the end of their detention. In […]

Germany: Large-scale police operation against refugees in Berlin

Since yesterday, August 25th, 2014, after reports in the mainstream media that the migration office rejected the applications for asylum of 108 refugees, there have been preparations for the eviction of these refugees, who occupied the Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg in the past (and were evicted in early April 2014) but later signed contracts with the […]

Greece: Open letter of Revolutionary Struggle member Pola Roupa from clandestinity

On July 16th, 2014 the armed dogs of the establishment unleashed a fierce manhunt, and comrade Nikos Maziotis, member of the Revolutionary Struggle, was hit by a cop’s bullet and fell covered in blood. The comrade gave his battle against the cops that were chasing him. The state apparatus in its totality triumphed over the […]

Sweden: A comment on the recent riots in Rinkeby, Stockholm

(picture from last year’s riots in the same suburb)

Hidden underneath the media spectacle around the 2013 early summer riots in the suburbs of Stockholm (Husby being the epicentre) lies the constant social tension in segregated areas of Sweden (see Social tension and anarchist intervention in Sweden, in Avalanche #2, p.23).

Rinkeby, a suburb […]

Athens – Kouvelou squat attacked by fascists: Call for gathering at Maroussi metro station

Maroussi, northern suburb of Athens August 1st, 2014 – 19:50 (local time)

Nearly 100 fascists, who arrived in the area on motorcycles, attacked the Kouvelou squat but were repelled by comrades who were in the building. At this moment the squat is tightly surrounded by anti-riot squads and motorcycle police units. There are wounded comrades […]

Greece: Comrade Nikos Maziotis transferred to Diavata prison

In the morning hours of July 26th, Nikos Maziotis was transferred from Koridallos prison (Athens) to Diavata prison, near the city of Thessaloniki. His transfer is a clearly vindictive practice by the State, especially given the fact that the comrade must undergo further medical examinations and surgeries.

Hands off anarchist Nikos Maziotis, member of Revolutionary […]

Bologna: Poster about the proceeding for the events in Piazza Verdi in 2007

I prefer insanity to their normality On July 15, 2014, the investigation of the proceeding for the facts in Piazza Verdi in Bologna in 2007* was concluded, a trial against five comrades which has not yet reached even a first-instance judgment.

On this occasion the public prosecutor Simone Purgato asked for high sentences ranging from […]

Athens: Nikos Maziotis transferred to Koridallos prison

On Saturday morning, July 19th, 2014, an interrogator visited the room in Evangelismos hospital where Nikos Maziotis was being treated since July 16th, after the armed clash with cops in Monastiraki, which caused his injury and captivity. When the anarchist prisoner was asked what his name is, he did not answer anything. When he was […]

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 […]