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Italy: Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia under house arrest; Lucio transferred to Ferrara’s high-security wing

A week after being sentenced, Chiara, Claudio, Niccolò and Mattia were placed under house arrest, with all restrictions. Thus, they are now released from prison, but banned from meeting with anyone who is not habitually residing in the same house.

On December 22nd, Lucio – like Francesco and Graziano – was transferred to the AS2 […]

Pandora’s box and the hotchpotch of Spanish anti-terrorism

(Anarchists at the Spanish consulate in San Francisco, USA)

The morning of Tuesday the 16th of December has surprised us with a wave of house raids and arrests. Surprised us? We are not going to lie. Let’s start again. The morning of the 16th of December has NOT surprised us. The autonomous Catalan police, […]

Greek prisons: Anarchist Giorgos Salayannis, accused of attacking cop station in the town of Messolonghi, was denied release before trial

Anarchist comrade Giorgos Salayannis, accused of involvement in the Messolonghi police station attack that occurred in late October 2014, is currently imprisoned in Aghios Stefanos prison, near the city of Patras. He faces charges that are solely based on the false testimony of a plainclothes cop.

Giorgos has now stopped the hunger strike that he […]

[Italy] “Guilty of resisting”: Anarchists Chiara, Claudio, Mattia and Niccolò sentenced to 3 years and 6 months

On December 17th, 2014, after a two-hour closed session, the Special Court of Assize of Turin sentenced Chiara Zenobi, Claudio Alberto, Mattia Zanotti and Niccolò Blasi to 3 years and 6 months each. The four comrades, imprisoned since December 9th, 2013, were found guilty of having sabotaged the TAV construction site in Chiomonte but were […]

Stockholm: Concerning the Rågsved riots

(smashed windows of cop station)

Saturday the 6th of December 2014, a group of individuals attacked the existing order. In Rågsved and Hagsätra, in the south of Stockholm, the dogs of the State were attacked with molotovs, stones and firecrackers. Following this event, the local cop station got smashed and several cars were burned. […]

İstanbul: Caferağa Mahalle Evi, squatted community centre in Kadıköy, evicted

Caferağa Mahalle Evi declaration about the eviction and evacuation of the house:

On the 1st of December 2014 we were notified that Caferağa Solidarity’s Mahalle Evi – where we’ve been living since January 2014 – would be evicted on Friday the 5th of December, at 10am, due to an inquiry of the General Directorate of […]

Athens: Nikos Romanos ended his hunger strike

Nikos Romanos, anarchist prisoner in Greece, was on hunger strike from the 10th of November until the 10th of December 2014. The judicial mechanisms refused his furlough request to attend university classes. In response to this, multiform actions of solidarity took place inside and outside the prisons of Greek democracy and internationally.

Most of all, […]

Greek prisons: Solidarity with anarchist Nikos Romanos and the rest of prisoners in struggle

Footage of clashes in Exarchia, downtown Athens, December 6th, 2014:

Anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, currently hospitalized in critical condition in Athens, has been on a hunger strike since the 10th of November 2014. His request for educational leaves – to which he’s entitled since September 2014 – has been repeatedly denied by the Greek justice […]

A brief report from the December 6th riot of Helsinki

The banner on the left reads “let’s stop the cuts, collectivize everything” and on the right “class war now”

On the Finnish independence day 6th of December there was a big riot (on local scale) in the capital Helsinki and the police estimates that a 100 000 euros worth on property was destroyed.

December […]

Athens: Headquarters of the private sector union GSEE occupied by anarchists and anti-authoritarian communists since 4/12

“They told us you’ll conquer when you submit. We submitted and found ashes.” [George Seferis]

As of December 4th, 2014, we have occupied the building of GSEE (Greece’s General Confederation of Workers) in a display of solidarity with anarchist Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike since the 10th of November. Anarchist Nikos Romanos is […]

İstanbul: DAF and other groups salute comrade Nikos Romanos

“Freedom for Romanos – Long live anarchism – Revolutionary Anarchist Action (DAF)”

police in front of Greece’s consulate

Today, we were in streets for Alexis who was murdered by Greek State and for Nikos Romanos who is in hunger strike for 26 days against the repression of the same state.

Today, we were […]

Athens: The Melina Cultural Centre in Thissio occupied by anarchists

The banner reads: “The rule of law murders. Solidarity with Nikos Romanos and the rest of comrades on hunger strike.”

Today, December 6th, 2014, we occupy the Melina Cultural Center of the City of Athens, located at the corner of 66, Herakleidon Street and Thessalonikis Street, in the Thissio neighbourhood of Athens.

The occupation […]

Athens: Request of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos denied a second time; the comrade continues his hunger strike

Solidarity with anarchist N.Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11

On the night of December 2nd, 2014, it was confirmed that the request of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos – who has now entered the 24th day of hunger strike – was denied a second time. In particular, he had filed an appeal against the denial […]

Athens: Exarchia riots in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos

During the night between the 2nd and 3rd of December 2014, shortly after an evening demonstration of thousands of people in central Athens in support of the ongoing struggle of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos and the solidarity hunger strike of his captive brothers Yannis Michailidis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis, large-scale clashes erupted in […]

Athens: Second announcement from the occupied Polytechnic School after Exarchia riots, 2/12/2014

On the 2nd of December 2014, a demonstration took place in solidarity with anarchist comrade Nikos Romanos, prisoner on hunger strike since the 10th of November, demanding the granting of educational furloughs. Today’s march saw participation of thousands of people, some of whom later headed for the occupied Polytechnic School.

For us, the occupied ground […]

Athens: First announcement from the occupied Polytechnic School in Exarchia, 1/12/2014

As of today December 1st, 2014, the Athens Polytechnic School is occupied so as to become another centre of solidarity and commitment to the struggle of anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos (since 10/11/2014), as well as the rest of the comrades who are on hunger strike in solidarity with Nikos – Yannis Michailidis (since 17/11), […]

Athens: Trial over the 2010 Marfin bank arson postponed

The trial of anarchist Thodoris Sipsas in Athens was postponed to the 21st of September 2015.

Until then, barring any unforeseen circumstances, the solidarity assembly for this case will continue to meet every Wednesday at 19:00 in the Athens Polytechnic School (Gini building) in Exarchia.

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Athens: Gatherings in solidarity with Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis (30/11)

A moto-protest in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos, who is hospitalized at the Gennimatas hospital in northern Athens, took place on Sunday afternoon the 30th of November. More than 200 demonstrators drove off from the city centre and made a short stop at Syntagma Square, where families of refugees from Syria – many […]

Germany: Andreas Krebs released from prison!

Andreas Krebs was released on October 31st, 2014, after spending more than 16 years in jail, with a short prison break of 8 days in between. In an interview (here, in German) two weeks after he got out of prison, Andreas reaffirmed his rebellious spirit.

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Athens: Protest outside the house of the deputy prime minister, in solidarity with Nikos Romanos

On Monday evening, December 1st, at about 18:00, a group of comrades held an intervention outside the house of the Greek government vice president and minister of Foreign Affairs Evangelos Venizelos, located on the southern slopes of Lycabettus hill in downtown Athens. Venizelos is also leader of the PASOK co-ruling party.

A banner was […]

Recent attacks and acts of sabotage (also) in solidarity with comrades on hunger strike

Call for a Black December!

Chile:

On November 28th, comrades in Santiago decided to attack a public transport line with the purpose of calling for a Black December in memory of Sebastián Oversluij, anarchist killed in December 2013 during a failed bank expropriation. This action was also intended to express solidarity with imprisoned compañera Tamara […]

Athens: Updates on anarchist hunger strikers Yannis Michailidis and Nikos Romanos

Long live anarchy scumbags

Anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos is on hunger strike since November 10, 2014, requesting to make use of educational furloughs from prison, to which he is entitled since September 2014. Nikos is currently in Athens general hospital Gennimatas, under a strong custody of the police. Physician Pantelia (Lina) Vergopoulou, who visited […]

Ioannina, Greece: Responsibility claim for sabotage

On Tuesday night, 25 to 26 of November 2014, we sabotaged with glue nine ATMs in the city of Ioannina, as a minimal display of solidarity with the anarchist hunger strikers Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis as well as the hunger striker Iraklis Kostaris.

Anarchists Note of Contra Info: Today 28/11 it was reported that […]

Athens: Reportback from the gathering in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos

(comrade Nikos Romanos at the hospital)

On Tuesday evening, November 25th, about 150 people gathered outside the Gennimatas hospital on Mesogeion Avenue to show our solidarity with anarchist Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike since November 10th, and yesterday was rushed from Koridallos prison to the hospital. The place was full […]

Athens: Anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos taken to hospital

“The smell of gasoline starts to permeate the air… No one can touch Nikos Romanos”

“Attack by all means – Solidarity with N.Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11”

On November 24th, 2014, anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos – on hunger strike since November 10th – was rushed from Koridallos prison to Athens general hospital […]