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Hunger strikes in Greek prisons – A brief chronicle of the past few days

While the Greek society is watching the post-election fables of the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government in an almost dormant state, incarcerated anarchists and combative prisoners in the galleys of democracy have once again decided to clash with the Power and its laws, using hunger strike and abstention from prison food as weapons of their […]

Bristol, UK: Solidarity with anarchist prisoner Emma Sheppard

On February 24th, 2015, anarchist prisoner Emma Sheppard was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment at Bristol Crown Court for “committing criminal damage recklessly endangering life.” The charge relates to damage of police cars in the Bristol area.

Emma can receive cards, stamps and stationery.

Please write letters of solidarity to: Emma Sheppard A7372DJ HMP Send, […]

Hamburg: Solidarity paint attack against housing cooperative office

Every eviction has its price! Attack with paint against the office of the ‘Bauverein Reiherstieg’ housing cooperative in Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg:

On January 26th, 2015, Heiko was evicted from his home at 10 Otterhaken in the Wilhelmsburg district of Hamburg. For a long-time he was an obstacle against the ‘Bauverein Reiherstieg’ housing cooperative because of his […]

Italy – No TAV: Convictions and tear gas on the motorway

(June 27th, 2011: Eviction of the Free Republic of Maddalena)

The so-called ‘No TAV mega-trial’ has finished its activities at first instance, in which 53 comrades are involved over the eviction resistance of the Free Republic of Maddalena on June 27th, 2011, and for the attack of the construction site of Chiomonte on July […]

Solidarity with the antifascist-antiauthoritarian hangout Distomo in Athens

In November 2014, the Distomo steki (an antifascist and antiauthoritarian ‘hangout’) opened its doors in the Athens zone of Aghios Panteleimonas —an area which in recent years has become one of the strongholds of fascists and racists in general, and of the Golden Dawn Nazis in particular, where the scum have often unleashed racist pogroms […]

Ilion, Athens: Agros squat came under fascist arson attack

On Wednesday night, January 7th, 2015, Agros, the self-managed occupied zone in Tritsis Park, suffered a fascist arson attack. Immediately after the attack, comrades went to the squat alongside people in solidarity. The material damage is limited.

Agros squat has been operating for five years, carrying out interventions in the areas of Ilion, Aghioi Anargyroi […]

Greece: ‘War Communique’ of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire anarchist prisoners

Note of Contra Info:

In early January 2014, while on furlough, Christodoulos Xiros, convicted member of the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary organization 17 November (17Ν), did not voluntarily return to prison. The Greek police placed a huge bounty on his head, in addition to launching a series of raids in Athens and Thessaloniki at the […]

Kerameikos, Athens: PA’s gathering against maximum security prisons

Freedom for those who are in prison cells Strength to the anarchist captives and combative inmates

We call for a PA’s gathering (mikrofoniki) against maximum security prisons on Saturday the 10th of January 2015, at 17:00, at Dimosio Sima on the corner of Plateon and Leonidou streets in the Athens neighbourhood of Kerameikos.

We […]

Spanish State: Words written a few months ago by some of the Operation Pandora prisoners

We are not all here, the prisoners are missing!

SOLIDARITY AND STRUGGLE

For those who struggle, solidarity is not an empty concept, distant from our offensive capacity and the conflicts that develop in the struggle itself.

For those who struggle, solidarity is not an “issue” that emerges only at particular repressive “moments”, because repression […]

Spanish State – Operation Pandora: Democracy imprisons 7 more anarchists

On December 16, Operation Pandora was unleashed. The State’s security forces burst into different houses and squats in Barcelona and Madrid, and eleven anarchist comrades were kidnapped.

This kidnapping—and it couldn’t have been done any other way—was coordinated with the media, who helped justify and legitimate it with heart and soul, spreading the news that […]

Brieva prison, Spain: Mónica Caballero on Operation Pandora

If I were to choose a different life I would not change it for anything

I vividly remember the intoxicating feeling that came over me when I began to question authority; I remember the many contradictions and questions. In this discovery of ideas I found many people that made their ideas into material practices in […]

[UK] Poster in solidarity with anarchist comrades from Chile, Nataly, Juan and Guillermo

Solidarity is our attack!

Comrades from inthebellyofthebeast

Spanish version here

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

[German prisons] Thomas Meyer-Falk – A contribution to the 2014 Anti-Prison Days in Vienna

Many of us are spontaneously and long since aware of it: prisons are places of ethical, humane, moral and cultural decay. There is no desire for life, freedom, humaneness conveyed there but instead the guards and any other staff treat the detainees as dead objects; they manage people as piece goods in a storehouse.

So […]

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 […]