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Greek prisons: Rotating hunger strike in solidarity with Nikos Romanos

Comrade Yannis Michailidis, currently incarcerated in Koridallos prison, announced that the anarchists who were arrested after the double robbery in Velventos, Kozani (in February 2013), begin a rotating hunger strike as of Monday, November 17th, 2014 to show factual support to Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike since the 10th of November demanding that […]

Greek prisons: Updates on the hunger strike of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos

Athens Polytechnic School, Exarchia: Solidarity with anarchist N. Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11

East side Thessaloniki: Solidarity with anarchist prisoner N. Romanos – Hunger strike since 10/11

Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kozani: Solidarity with N. Romanos, who is on hunger strike since 10/11 because he has not been granted student […]

Athens: Action in solidarity with the fight in Testet

On November 11th, 2014, anarchists symbolically occupied the offices of the AFP (Agence France-Presse) in the affluent neighbourhood of Kolonaki, central Athens, to protest the police murder of Rémi Fraisse in the ZAD of Testet, France. Comrades handed out leaflets in Greek and French, reading: “From France to Greece, let us transform the foci of […]

Messolonghi, Greece: Photos from the demonstration against repression on November 9th

The main banner of the demonstration reads: ‘No prosecution against anarchist fighter G.S. – Valveios Autonomous Movement – “Ah dammit, comrade who didn’t betray [us], we are living in the barbarity”[*]’

Anarchist comrade G.S., arrested on October 30th, 2014 in the town of Messolonghi, is currently held in pretrial detention at the prison of Aghios […]

Mexican prisons: Comrades Amélie, Fallon and Carlos sentenced locally

On November 6th, 2014, in the proceeding under common law, Amélie Trudeau Pelletier, Fallon Poisson Rouiller and Carlos López Marín were sentenced to 2 years, 7 months and 15 days in prison, and ordered to pay damages of 108 thousand pesos, on charges of attacks to public peace and aggravated damages committed by […]

[ABC-Moscow] Appeal to support Ilya Romanov

Dear friends! We ask you to support Ilya Romanov, Russian anarchist accused of ‘terrorism’, who has already spent a year in prison. ABC-Moscow included him in the list of anarchist political prisoners.

On 26 October 2013 46-year-old anarchist Ilya Romanov was wounded in the city of Nizhnii Novgorod. The explosion which occurred late at night […]

France: Open letter to the mother of Rémi Fraisse

The following letter by Farid El Yamni – brother of Wissam, who was killed by police in 2012 – is addressed to the mother of Rémi Fraisse (21), murdered by police in the early hours of October 26th, 2014. Wissam El Yamni (30) was brutally assaulted by cops in Clermont-Ferrand on New Year’s Eve, before […]

Messolonghi, Greece: An anarchist comrade sent in pretrial detention

In the evening of October 29th, 2014, two comrades were badly beaten by undercover cops shortly after they hung a banner against national celebrations reading “Every fatherland is a prison – Class consciousness, instead of national consciousness” in the central square of Messolonghi, where nearly 30 neo-Nazis of the Golden Dawn were gathered at the […]

Mexican prisons: Anarchists Amélie, Fallon and Carlos sentenced to 7 years and 6 months by the federal court

On October 31st, 2014 judges handed down sentence in the federal process against Amélie Trudeau Pelletier, Fallon Poisson Rouiller and Carlos López Marín for the offense of damage to others’ property in the form of fire (attack on the Secretariat of Communications and Transport). Our comrades were sentenced to 7 years and 6 months imprisonment.

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Mexico City: Anarchist Mario González acquitted on all charges and released from prison!

In the early hours of October 31st, 2014, Mario finally walked out of prison. All false accusations against the comrade were dismissed. His freedom is certainly a triumph achieved through the solidarity expressed for over a year in countless ways in different parts of the world.

Freedom for all kidnapped by the State!

Freedom to […]

Belgrade: Banner drop at the Faculty of Philology in the context of ongoing student protests

Group of anarchists on the 31st of October left a banner on the building of the Philological Faculty in Belgrade with the text: “Against brainwashing, suck ups, future politicians and managers. Down with the schools! For free knowledge!”

This banner was made in the context of current student protests.

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Madrid: Anarchist squat La Gatonera evicted

In the early morning of October 27th, 2014, the squatted social centre La Gatonera in Madrid was evicted. We send strength to the comrades; nothing is finished.

Below is their communiqué from the day of eviction:

The State orders, the Press targets and the police evicts La Gatonera: this is how this story begins once […]

Messolonghi, Greece: Police station attacked twice after two plainclothes cops punched and kicked two comrades

October 29, 2014 – Repression without limits in Messolonghi.

The police state has no limits in the town of Messolonghi. In their attempt to hang a banner near the central square, two comrades were physically assaulted by two plainclothes cops. The comrades strongly resisted the brutal assault and were taken to the Messolonghi police […]

France: Protester killed in clashes with police at the ZAD of Testet

Background info on the struggle against the dam in Testet: 1, 2

According to a statement from squatters in the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, during the night between Saturday and Sunday the 26th of October 2014 a protester named Remi was killed in clashes that broke out after a rally against the construction of a dam […]

Trikala, Greece: Comrade Vaggelis Koutsibelas released from prison!

Vaggelis Koutsibelas was eligible for conditional release after being given a reduced sentence (eight years and three months) by a court of appeals.

Today, October 24th, 2014, the comrade was released from the prisons of Trikala, where he was held captive since April 2012.

According to the conditions of his parole, he must report every […]

Arcadia, Greece: Stella Antoniou tortured at the hands of police

On October 23rd, 2014, anarchist Stella Antoniou was arrested in the village of Dimitsana in Arcadia, Peloponnese, for allegedly violating a restrictive condition related to permanent residence in Athens. Antiterrorist cops pounced on her, throwing her to the ground. She was taken to the local police station, where she firmly refused to give a DNA […]

Athens: Polykarpos Georgiadis sentenced for allegedly violating his conditions of parole

In September 2013, antiauthoritarian communist Polykarpos Georgiadis was released on parole under specific conditions, such as the obligation to report to his nearest police department the first five days of each month, but he was never banned from leaving the country, so he should have been allowed to travel abroad for a short period of […]

Mexican prisons: The four anarchist comrades end hunger strike

On October 17th, 2014, comrades Carlos López, Mario González, Fernando Bárcenas and Abraham Cortés called off their hunger strike that began on October 1st.

The comrades are well, without complications or physical damage. They will soon make the reasons and motives for ending the strike public.

For now this is all the information we have.

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Mexican prisons: Update on the health situation of 4 anarchists on hunger strike

Since October 1st, 2014, four anarchist prisoners in different penitentiaries of Mexico City are on indefinite hunger strike: Carlos López Marín (“El Chivo”, held in the Eastern Prison), Mario González (in the Tepepan Medical Tower) and Fernando Bárcenas and Abraham Cortés Ávila (in the Northern Prison). You may read a common statement of the comrades […]

France: New squat in the city of Nancy

For over a month, we – a collective of unemployed youths, precarious workers and students – occupied a house which was abandoned for three years, located on 103, Libération Avenue in Nancy.

Through this gesture, among so many others, we intend to break with the merchandising mentality of this fucked up world and all discriminatory […]

A dead end – Gaza is theatre of war, the world is watching

In Gaza the dead are being counted after yet another aggression of the Israeli State. The siege and suffocation of this plot of land, which is the Gaza strip, are accomplished facts since a long time ago. The bloody military incursions are simply their horrible confirmation.

The arrogance with which the Israeli army is waging […]

“Iraq–Syria–Kurdistan”

A first-person report received on October 12th, 2014. I wanted to share some knowledge about what’s happening and what happened around here.

IS (Islamic State) attacks to Kobane city in Rojava (means West Kurdistan in Kurdish) as everybody knows. But I want to explain why there is this organization Islamic State, how it is founded. […]

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 […]