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Greek prisons: Hunger strike statement by the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (issued 2/3/2015)

A total of nine participants in DAK are currently on hunger strike: the imprisoned anarchists Antonis Stamboulos, Tasos Theofilou, Giorgos Karagianidis, Fivos Harisis, Argyris Ntalios (since March 2nd), Grigoris Sarafoudis (since March 9th), Dimitris Politis, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos (since March 16th), and Yannis Michailidis (since March 23rd).

Below is their joint statement issued 2/3/2015.

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Greek prisons: Hunger strike statement by Nikos Maziotis (issued 2/3/2015)

HUNGER STRIKE OF NIKOS MAZIOTIS, MEMBER OF THE REVOLUTIONARY STRUGGLE, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COMBATIVE MOBILISATION OF POLITICAL PRISONERS

In the past 15 years and especially since the war on “terrorism” was waged, the capitalist system throughout the world has become increasingly totalitarian in order to impose the dictatorship of the markets, […]

Lamia, Greece: Dimitris Koufontinas suspended hunger strike

On March 27th, Dimitris Koufontinas (57 years old) suspended hunger strike, after the justice ministry put up for public consultation a prison reform bill.

However, the draft bill has not yet been submitted to parliament, nor has it been referred for voting. Thus, Kostas Gournas (34 years old) continues hunger strike, awaiting further developments around […]

Network of Imprisoned Fighters: International Call to Action for the Hunger Strikers in Greek Prisons

April 1st – International Day of Action for the Hunger Strikers in Greek Prisons

The imprisoned anarchists who participate in DAK (Network of Imprisoned Fighters) Antonis Stamboulos, Tasos Theofilou, Giorgos Karagiannidis, Dimitris Politis, Fivos Harisis, Argyris Ntalios, Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos, Grigoris Sarafoudis and Yannis Michailidis, the Revolutionary Struggle members Nikos Maziotis and Kostas Gournas, the 17 […]

Greece: Tension in Domokos maximum security prison

March 25th 2015 at approximately 13:00 local time

Another prisoner in Domokos has been killed at the hands of the State.

A prisoner of Pakistani origin in Domokos type C prison requested to be transferred to a hospital but instead he was taken from the E2 wing and placed in disciplinary isolation. He reportedly committed […]

Greek prisons: Social prisoner Giorgos Inglessis has been on hunger strike since 3/3

On March 25th, it became known that social prisoner Giorgos Inglessis has been on a hunger strike since March 3rd in support of all the demands of political prisoners who are on hunger strike since March 2nd. As far as supporters know, he has lost 12 kilos, he’s experiencing dizziness and has a low-grade fever. […]

Greek prisons: Anarchist prisoner Yannis Michailidis on hunger strike

On March 23rd, anarchist prisoner Yannis Michailidis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), joined the hunger strike.

He is the last participant in DAK to join the hunger strike; imprisoned comrades Rami Syrianos and Spyros Stratoulis cannot participate in the strike, because they have not fully recovered from last year’s multi-day hunger strike.

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Lamia, Greece: Kostas Gournas, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Solidarity with Urban Guerrillas (A)

Since yesterday, March 23rd, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike Kostas Gournas (convicted Revolutionary Struggle member) has been moved from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia, where the conditions are indescribably appalling, the prisoners are placed in isolation room-cells, and communication with […]

Athens: SYRIZA-owned radio outlet occupied by anarchists in solidarity with imprisoned hunger strikers

Till this day, March 23rd 2015, dozens of political prisoners have gone on hunger strike (most of them since March 2nd), demanding that the following be abolished: the special “anti-terrorist” legislation, and particularly articles 187A (terrorist organisation) and 187 (criminal organisation); the special repressive law (hoodie law); and the type C prisons, which are completing […]

Lamia, Greece: Dimitris Koufontinas, on hunger strike since 2/3, currently hospitalised

Since yesterday morning, March 21st, hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas (convicted 17N member) has been transferred from the type C maximum security prison of Domokos to the provincial hospital in Lamia, where he’s being held in a room-cell with no window. In addition to the miserable conditions, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, for supporters to […]

Athens: Demo in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Greek prisons

On Tuesday evening, March 17th, a demo in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons was held in downtown Athens. The march of around 1,500-2,000 people started from Monastiraki Square, passed through Athinas and Stadiou Streets, Syntagma Square and ended at Propylaea. After the end of the […]

Greek prisons: Anarchist prisoners Dimitris Politis and Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos on hunger strike

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Solidarity banner in Kavala, northern Greece (13/3/2015), reading: “Struggle until the last prison is torn down. Freedom for political prisoners: DAK – CCF – type C – fighters from Turkey. Hunger strike since 2/3.”

On March 16th 2015, two more participants in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK by […]

Athens: Strength to the hunger strikers in prison cells

STATE/CAPITAL/PRISON: FIRE TO THE DEMOCRATIC BUSINESS – STRENGTH TO THE HUNGER STRIKERS IN PRISON CELLS

FIRE TO THE PRISONS

STRENGTH TO THE HUNGER STRIKERS

RIOTS EVERYWHERE

INSURRECTION

On March 18th, 2015, we spray-painted slogans in the streets of Petralona, and placed a banner at Dimosio Sima, in the neighbourhood […]

Greek prisons: Political prisoners from Turkey join the hunger strike

On March 11th communists from Turkey who are incarcerated in Greek prisons began a rolling hunger strike in support of all the demands of other political prisoners who are on hunger strike since March 2nd.

Athens: First action within ‘We Break the Fear, We Go out in the Streets’ campaign

On Saturday, March 7th 2015, in the context of We Break the Fear, We Go out in the Streets campaign in Athens, the ‘Assembly of immigrants and solidarians of ASOEE’ organised a mikrofoniki in Amerikis Square. The PA’s gathering was well attended, mostly by immigrants who live in the area. A spontaneous demo of about […]

Madrid: Solidarity with hunger strikers in Greece

On Sunday, March 8th 2015, we carried out a small act of counter-information in solidarity with the comrades on hunger strike.

We placed a banner in the central square of Tirso de Molina (Madrid) with the slogan: “SYRIZA maintains special prisons of isolation; solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike” along with some posters of the […]

Greek prisons: Anarchist prisoner Grigoris Sarafoudis begins hunger strike

Starting today, March 9th 2015, anarchist Grigoris Sarafoudis, participant in the Network of Imprisoned Fighters (DAK), starts a hunger strike aiming at the fulfillment of demands set by the Network of Imprisoned Fighters:

1. Abolition of articles 187 and 187A of the penal code

2. Abolition of analysis of mixed DNA samples, abolition of the […]

SYRIZA’s party headquarters, in downtown Athens, symbolically occupied by anarchists

“Today Sunday 8 of March we occupy the central offices of the government SYRIZA in Koumoundourou Street.

We stand in solidarity with the hunger strikers, political prisoners in Greece, and we ask that their demands are satisfied.

1. Abolition of the Anti-terrorist Law Α’, article 187, Law 2001 (criminal organization) 2. Abolition of the Anti-terrorist […]

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 […]

Athens: Christos Polidoros, brother of CCF member Giorgos Polidoros, arrested

A few days ago, a close friend of Christos Polidoros – brother of CCF imprisoned member Giorgos Polidoros – was arrested for alleged involvement in the CCF escape plan and later released.

On March 6th 2015, Christos Polidoros reappeared voluntarily before an investigative judge to clarify the situation. However, the investigative judge ordered his arrest. […]

Greek prisons: Text of anarchist hunger striker Nikos Maziotis about the CCF members’ hunger strike

NO ONE LEFT ALONE IN THE FACE OF STATE REPRESSION

Political prisoners have currently launched a hunger strike in Greek prisons beginning from March 2nd 2015. Some of them, like me, have a common context of demands regarding: the abolition of the ‘antiterrorism’ legislations, the abolition of the hoodie law and the type […]

Greece: Angeliki Spyropoulou and Christos Rodopoulos held in pretrial detention

Today, March 5th 2015, Angeliki Spyropoulou was sent to pretrial detention in Koridallos prison, accused of involvement in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan. The comrade has been on hunger strike since the day of her arrest (2/3) for the immediate release of the mother and the wife (both remanded since 3/3) of […]

Athens: Angeliki Spyropoulou on hunger strike too

Since Saturday, February 28th, 2015, six persons have been arrested in relation to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire escape plan. Two of the arrestees have reportedly been released. However, the mother of Christos and Gerasimos Tsakalos and the wife of the latter have been remanded to prison, absurdly accused of involvement in the Conspiracy […]

Greek prisons: Panos Michalakoglou declared prison food abstention in support of the CCF members’ hunger strike

According to latest updates via the Radiozones of Subversive Expression (radio98fm.org), as of March 4th 2015 anarchist prisoner of war Panagiotis Michalakoglou, currently held in the prison of Nigrita in Serres, begins a continued abstention from prison food in a minimum display of solidarity with the ten imprisoned members of the Conspiracy of Cells of […]

Crete: Prison food abstention in the prison of Neapoli in Lasithi

As of today March 3rd 2015, A.M. and E.K., two of the women incarcerated under appalling conditions in the female section of Neapoli men’s prison in Lasithi (on the island of Crete), abstain from prison food in a display of solidarity with the political prisoners who have launched a collective hunger strike. In the text […]