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On July 17th, 2014, the Koridallos prison court in Athens found anarchists Grigoris Sarafoudis and Yannis Naxakis guilty, and convicted both of them to: – 10 years for robbery with concealed physical characteristics, – 6 years for participation in a terrorist organization (i.e. they were sentenced for alleged membership in [...]
A debate is the in-depth exploration of a certain question through the confrontation between two or more sides, each one with their own position. Unlike those who think that debates are to be avoided as to not provoke divisions, we think that they have to be nourished. Because the goal of a debate is not [...]
On February 7th, 2014 anarchist communist Tasos Theofilou was sentenced to 25 years in prison, although he has denied all charges from the start. A three-member bench reached a majority opinion (instead of a unanimous verdict) at the trial court in Athens.
Tasos Theofilou was acquitted of severe charges in relation to “formation of and [...]
On January 21st, 2014 Kostas Sakkas was granted conditional release. Α monetary bail of 5,000 euros was imposed against him in addition to existing restrictive conditions.
Ever since the escape of urban guerrilla fighter Christodoulos Xiros,* the anti-terrorist force, that promotes itself as the police elite of Power, has unleashed a witch-hunt in an attempt to get revenge and restore their wounded prestige.
In parallel, the mainstream media as if they were the exclusive proprietors and manufacturers of truth [...]
Short description of the case by comrades in solidarity:
On 18 August 2012, at 11am, anarchist communist Tasos Theofilou was kidnapped by the anti-terrorist force from Kerameikos Square in central Athens. After being handcuffed and black-hooded by cops, he was brought to the police headquarters in Athens, where his DNA sample was taken by [...]
PHOENIX PROJECT Freedom for anarchists of praxis incarcerated in Italy
i. ‘Return of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire from the ashes’
Only in those moments when our tension for freedom is rejoined with practice do we truly manage to live anarchy, here and now. Unfortunately the dream we carry [...]
Banner in Thessaloniki: “Solidarity to Tasos Theofilou – Fire and arson to all prison cells – Trial 10/6”
In August 2012, Tasos Theofilou was arrested in Athens and remanded on grave charges. He is accused of an armed bank robbery on Paros Island that happened previously that summer, and resulted to the fatal shooting [...]
On Tuesday, June 4th, at 18.30, comrades call for a political discussion at the Athens Polytechnic School, in the Gini building, towards organizing solidarity actions for hunger striker Kostas Sakkas. There will also be telephone communication with the comrade, who will speak directly from Koridallos prison.
Kostas is an anarchist prisoner that currently stands [...]
Two trials against the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire are currently taking place in the special courtroom of Koridallos women’s prison. Theofilos Mavropoulos is one of the accused persons in both trials underway against the same organization.
In the 1st session of the fourth CCF trial, Theofilos Mavropoulos clarified that, “as I [...]
Arson and fire on every cage (A)LF
Rage and consciousness
In the early morning hours of Monday, February 18th, groups of comrades carried out coordinated attacks on various targets in the neighbourhoods of Athens, targets that represent different aspects of a reality that not only we do not [...]
On the afternoon of Sunday, February 17th, approximately 70 comrades attended the scheduled solidarity gathering in front of Avlona prison, where Nikos Romanos has been locked up since February 11th. Four anti-riot squadrons guarded the prison gates the whole time. Comrades set up a sound system. So, when they managed to have telephone contact with [...]
Today, January 15th, doctors at the Thriassio hospital stopped treating anarchist comrade Panagiotis Argirou with the narcotic medication which kept him sedated. He has not yet regained full consciousness, but his first reactions are promising for his health improvement. Strength to our comrade.
According to a Greek summary of the 19th CCF trial session in the special court of Koridallos prisons (14.1.2013), CCF member Panagiotis Argirou is still hospitalized in intensive care unit. We salute the anarchists of praxis, from Greece to Indonesia, who have expressed their solidarity to Panagiotis with all their strength.
Solidarian comrades report that on January 11th, 2013 a 25-year-old woman was arrested for participation in the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire —that is, according to the allegations and scenarios of the Greek antiterrorist unit. Furthermore, she is accused of unlawful receipt, possession, transportation and concealment of firearms. The regime’s media were immediately ordered [...]
According to a report by solidarians, on January 9th, 2013 a 29-year-old man was arrested in the city of Corinth for participation in the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. What the authorities displayed/discovered as incriminating evidence was an alleged fingerprint found in the house of Volos two years ago and, moreover, on a mobile [...]
As solidarians report, in the afternoon of the 4th of January Panagiotis underwent another surgery to remove the second hematoma on his head, which was caused by his fall and could not be controlled with medication. During the previous night (3/1), his health situation presented complications, so the hematoma had to be removed surgically. Following [...]
On January 3rd, solidarians reported that the injured comrade Panagiotis Argirou is still hospitalized in critical condition.
In the evening of Tuesday, January 1st, anarchist Panagiotis Argirou was moved unconscious to the infirmary of Koridallos men’s prison with the help of the rest of imprisoned members of the R.O. Conspiracy [...]
After phone conversation with a relative of anarchist Panagiotis Argirou, solidarians reported that the comrade fell out of the bunk bed at night, on January 1st, and gradually began to lose consciousness. He was evacuated from Koridallos prisons to Tzaneio hospital in Piraeus, and he might need to be admitted to another hospital soon. His [...]
Below is the full text of the comrades’ letter (13.10.2012)
Let us speak at the occasion of the trial against the revolutionary organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, because we happen to be wanted in this case.
No, we’re not making any appeal to the judicial representatives of [...]
Click on photo to read and download the PDF leaflet.
One day, all will have to be risked at once, Western style, Main Street shootout style: them or us. Faced with this solitude, one’s ‘own city’ creates its sympathies… (Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Return to the Same City)
Our hearts and minds are with those who took the Decision between two breaths (as [...]
SOLIDARITY WITH THE IMPRISONED FIGHTERS (Α)
On Friday evening, October 12th, a demonstration was held in downtown Athens in solidarity with the imprisoned members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the other ten anarchist comrades accused in the same case, under the new trial which began on October 8th. The [...]
October 8th, 2012: Konstantinos Papadopoulos and comrades Stella Antoniou, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Alexandros Mitroussias and Kostas Sakkas attended the first hearing of the new CCF case trial. At the start of the process, the nine members of the R.O. CCF and anarchist Theofilos Mavropoulos left the courtroom and were taken back to prison cells, [...]
Solidarity with the members of the R.O. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and those prosecuted for the same case
On October 2nd, 2012, in the last session of the 2nd ‘Halandri case’ trial (with all four defendants absent from the courtroom), Damiano Bolano, Michalis Nikolopoulos and Giorgos Nikolopoulos were each sentenced to 7 years’ [...]