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Greece: Revolutionary Struggle claims responsibility for car bomb explosion in Athens city centre

In the early morning hours of Thursday, April 10th, 2014 —after two warning phone calls to the media— a car bomb with 75kg of explosives was detonated outside one of Bank of Greece’s offices, located at Amerikis Street in Athens, causing extensive material damages in the surrounding area (but no injuries).

Fifteen days later, the [...]

Greece: Reportback from protest in downtown Athens against the “White Night” on December 28th, 2013

Liberalization of shop opening hours, work on Sundays; they’ve stretched our whole life to the limit… Workers’ interests come first!

They speak of gains and losses — We speak of human lives

Luxury display windows — Unpaid workers

On Saturday evening, December 28, 2013 the Attica base union of [...]

Hamburg, Germany: Demonstration in solidarity with struggles in Greece and everywhere

Demonstration on 27.4.2013, starting at 15.00 from Achidi-John-Platz, Rote Flora, in Hamburg For the social uprising! Solidarity with self-organized struggles in Greece and worldwide! For the destruction of Power! March against the economic crisis of the system, the rise of neo-fascism, the increased state repression, the eviction of squats and [...]

Barcelona: Explosive device placed at a bank branch at 146 Sarriá Avenue

until we destroy the last of their properties

We placed an explosive device at the branch of Caixabank located at 146 Sarriá Avenue, at 12.45am on Wednesday, April 10th.

Because we understand that the supposed crisis currently taking place is nothing more than a rearrangement of the system of domination, in which Power uses [...]

Neither in London, nor anywhere… Let’s trash the fascists and anyone who paves the way for them

more info

Darmstadt, Germany: Solidarity demo for anarchists and squatters in Greece

For many people in Greece the living conditions are dramatic, with high unemployment rate, massive austerity measures, cuts in pensions, forced evictions, along with the privatization of important infrastructure. The social and healthcare system has collapsed, while many people can no longer afford to buy food, let alone essential medicines.

Social centres – houses [...]

Paris: Solidarity action with the squats attacked by the Greek State

On Monday, January 28th, 2013 around 50 people went to the Hellenic Foundation (Jourdain Boulevard, in the 14th arrondissement of Paris) to give a talk at the beginning of an evening dedicated to ‘the destiny of modern Greece.’ They unfurled a banner before the public which read: ‘In Greece like elsewhere, solidarity with squats, down [...]

France: Solidarity from Lille to Athens

Ideas cannot be evicted – Solidarity with Villa Amalias squat, Rotta printing collective and free radio 98FM

Against the capitalist offensive they call crisis, we organize resistance beyond borders!

Amsterdam: Solidarity actions with anarchist spaces

The lower banner reads a message against the redevelopment plans in a community of squatted buildings: ‘Tabakspanden stays in our hands!’

In January several actions took place in solidarity with the evicted and threatened spaces in Greece:

• On five houses and social centres banners were placed with solidarity messages for Villa Amalias and [...]

Athens: Intervention at public transportation stations, and agitation of ‘Never Work on Sunday’ strike

On Saturday, December 29th, people’s assemblies and other groups intervened into metro and tram stations by unfolding banners and sharing informative material for the right to free movement, in public transport and beyond. The participants started from different points of the city until they reached the Syntagma metro station, where they tried to approach [...]

Madrid: Gathering in front of Navalcarnero prison in solidarity with prisoners in struggle

Monday, December 31st: Anti-prison New Year’s Eve Solidarity gathering to imprisoned persons Gathering by 12.00 in the parking lot at Navalcarnero prison (Madrid-IV penitentiary centre, Ctra. N-V, km. 27.7)

Yet another year of deception, fraud, economic and political downpour; of crisis; another year when we have been expressing our [...]

Trikala: A letter from prison

Good evening, comrades, from the D2 wing of the Trikala closed prison.

Autumn 2012 saw a lot of action in this particular wing. In September, we stopped working in our section but also in almost all the prison wards. It was a massive protest, in which all prisoners participated, that [...]

Athens: Responsibility claim for sabotage against 14 bank ATMs on the 6th of December

December 21st, 2012

“When praxis meets theory…”

Four years later, murders, tortures, imprisonments and prosecutions of fighters are continued at the hands of the State.

State repression unfolds itself in all its glory, from the daily 8pm news bulletins to the streets where cops prevail.

Fascism is alive and being fed by the daggers [...]

Greece: “Do not say that we are few; just say that we are determined” –by the R.O. CCF and Theofilos Mavropoulos

Contribution of the nine imprisoned members of the R.O. CCF and anarchist prisoner Theofilos Mavropoulos to an international anarchist meeting convened under the insurrectional perspective (Zurich, 10–13 November 2012)

“Do not say that we are few.. Just say that we are determined..”

The question is not whether we [...]

Cardiff, UK: Video communiqué from the Gremlins, 11.10.2012

video with greek/english subtitles —english pdf

ps. a gremlin is an imaginary creature commonly depicted as mischievous, while their inclination to sabotage machinery is more modern

~gremlin alley social centre

Gran Canaria, Spain: Campaign against financial Power

On the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, several bank branches (Bankia, Banco Santander, La Caja de Canarias, and others) appeared covered in denouncing slogans and painted stencils in the morning of October 29th. The messages accused the banks (responsible for thousands of house evictions and also for the latest [...]

Igoumenitsa, Greece: Direct attack on gold-buying store

During the 1941–44 Nazi occupation in Greece, mavragorites or black marketeers—fascists’ minions, snitches and kowtowers—were taking advantage of the people amid an artificial crisis of food shortage, and they sold cooking oil, rice, etc. in small quantities to whomever was wretched from hunger, taking away everything that the latter had, [...]

Tenerife, Spanish State: “Your ears have walls and your walls have ears”

We shall burn the university down, solidarity with the students in Canada.

CeCe freedom. Death to transphobia and racism.

They’re killing us and calling it a crisis.

In an effort to keep up actions in solidarity with the Contra Info callout, new slogans have appeared in [...]

Athens: Responsibility claim for arson on the headquarters of Trastor real estate investment company

FAI/IRF AGAINST EVERY NATION

We are witnessing the most extreme contradictions that are born and die in this shit-world. While the calculators of sorcerer’s apprentices of economic statistics are counting 23,000 dead in Syria, billions of people are watching besotted the London Olympic Games; the distance between the Olympic and the ‘practical’ [...]

Agrinio, Greece: Apertus squat attacked by fascists

On July 10th, just one day after a direct action was carried out successfully by antifascists in the town of Agrinio, a very dangerous arson attack on Apertus squat took place. Here follows the squatters’ communiqué:

In the night of Tuesday, July 10th, shortly before midnight, the free social space of Apertus squat was attacked [...]

Athens: “Ink stains”, communiqué by SMED, base union of workers in the field of translation, editing, proofreading and subtitling in Greece

Note: Contra Info translation network is neither a collective of “certified specialists”, nor affiliated to the SMED itself, therefore only disseminates the following communiqué to make a very typical case of employer’s immunity in Greece wider known. Truism No.1 Melani (“Ink”) Editions delegated the translation of a book to a colleague, after having approved sample [...]

Barcelona: Arson attack on a vehicle of the Condis supermarket chain

We’ve arrived and we’ll never leave!

Last Saturday, 2nd to 3rd of June, we set fire to a vehicle of the Condis supermarket chain in the district of Sant Martí de Porvençals in Barcelona.

We have had it up to here with the economic crisis that’s generated by the bosses of this world [...]

Greece: Struggle for survival and dignity in Corinth prisons

Lately (during the last three months) there has been an intense problem with food supply in Corinth prisons, where 84 inmates are obliged to live under circumstances incompatible with any notion of human dignity. Specifically (and according to information confirmed even by the prison administration), the inmates are literally malnourished ever since the nearby military [...]

Athens: Thuggish prosecution against a leftist antifascist who helped an immigrant escape arrest in Kallithea

Public denouncement by an initiative of builder workers in Kallithea

Hands off our fellow worker Nikos Katsifis

Our initiative of builder and construction workers denounces the arrest of the builder worker Nikos Katsifis that was made on Sunday, May 13th, 2012, outside his home by plainclothes cops. This followed a massive rally of Greek and [...]

Athens: May Day 2012 – Banner drop for the Revolutionary Struggle case

the banner reads:

The only response to the crisis is social revolution Solidarity with those prosecuted for the Revolutionary Struggle case

photos from the demo here