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Thessaloniki: Office of Greece’s ruling party MP trashed

Struggle with all means for the destruction of prisons

On Monday the 7th of July, at 12pm, we paid a visit to the political office of Nea Dimokratia MP, Elena Rapti, in the city centre of Thessaloniki, and intervened in the decor with paints and fliers.

She is one of the MPs who, [...]

[Cybrigade] Update following yesterday’s shutdown of espiv server

On July 8th, 2014, members of the Cybrigade admin crew, as well as representatives of the Proledialers (call-centre workers, whose blog is hosted on espiv), went to the Panteion university premises. Their presence was enough to put the server back in operation.

The attempted silencing of hundreds of collectives that use the espiv infrastructure was [...]

[Cybrigade] About espiv.net server shutdown on 7/7

[8/7/2014: espiv back online]

Today, Monday, July 7th, 2014, the rector of the Panteion University (in Athens, where espiv server is located) ordered that the espiv server be unplugged and put out of service. The pretext was an extrajudicial notice which was served to the university administration by the owner of the call-centre [...]

Greece: Update regarding the monstrous bill on maximum security prisons

After some modifications to the draft bill on maximum security prisons, the recess section of the Greek Parliament is now prepared to vote on this new law on Monday, July 7th. Perhaps it will take another summer session for the final voting, but their plan is to pass the bill no matter what… A protest [...]

Greece prisoner hunger strike suspended

Stencil painted during PA’s gathering in the proximity of Koridallos prison, in Athens on the 1st of July, referring to prisoner Ilir Kareli (murdered by prison staff after his transfer from Malandrino to Nigrita), who stabbed a prison guard to death with an improvised knife: “A good start was made in Malandrino prison; every [...]

Athens: Vehicles at a Skoda dealership set on fire in solidarity with prisoners all over Greece

From Monday, June 23rd a mass hunger strike is being carried out in most prisons by inmates opposing the new omnibus bill, which aims to create maximum security prisons and restructure-tighten the penal code.

An inauguration of maximum security prisons is meant to complete the puzzle of repression that is being systematically structured in recent [...]

Marseille, France: Solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike in Greece

A banner was placed in central square of Marseille, and the text of the prisoners was distributed in French.

SOLIDARITY TO IMPRISONED COMRADES ON HUNGER STRIKE. SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON!

UK: Leaflets given out in London on the 28th of June, in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Click image to read a leaflet handed out at a noise demo outside Holloway prison and at a meeting in solidarity with anti-eviction fighters raided and arrested in Turin, Italy on the 3rd of June (constantly updated list of comrades in prison or house arrest here).

It’s time to act with all means in solidarity [...]

Patras: Surprise noise demo outside the prison of Aghios Stefanos

On Sunday morning, June 29th, some 50 comrades went to Aghios Stefanos prison in Patras, where 550 prisoners are on hunger strike. Local authorities were caught off guard and reacted in panic. Through loudspeakers, the administration ordered the prison staff to lock inmates who had entered the yard back in their cells.

Upon arrival, comrades [...]

Greek prisons: The struggle against maximum security prisons intensifies

Anti-prison banners in Florina, northern Greece (June 27th, 2014): “4,400 prisoners on hunger strike against maximum security prisons” “Neither penal nor political prisoners, explosives and fire to every prison (A)”

Chania, Crete Island, Greece (June 27th, 2014)

As of June 27th (5th day of mass hunger strike), more inmates have joined the hunger [...]

Athens: Reportback from anti-prison demo

“No tolerance to Type C prisons and every other form of captivity (A)” “Long live Anarchy” (slogans painted on June 28th at Syntagma Square)

According to rough estimates, nearly 4,000 individuals participated in the anarchist-antiauthoritarian demonstration on the 28th of June in downtown Athens.

People in struggle and in solidarity are obviously not figures [...]

Greece: Flyer by relatives and friends of prisoners in struggle

Type C-maximum security prisons, which the government is prepared to vote for, are intended for the political adversaries of the system, the anarchists, the communists, and “indiscipline” prisoners… They are a prison within a prison, guarded by Greek police’s forces, in which inmates will have to serve 10 full years, with constraints on communication and [...]

Corfu Island, Greece: Solidarity intervention at the local prison

Solidarity cannot be caged in prison cells.

Last night, June 26th, around 20 individuals carried out a solidarity intervention outside Corfu prison, which was met with a big and touching response from inside the walls, with prisoners responding immediately to shouts and slogans. The last update refers to 120 hunger strikers in the hellhole [...]

Greece: Responsibility claim for fiery barricades in Thessaloniki

In the coming days, the State is promoting the passage of a draft bill related to the creation of special detention conditions, the new ‘Type C Prisons’.

The bill provides for a series of reforms intended to impose further control and oppression on ‘dangerous’ prisoners.

The struggle against the imposition of these new living conditions [...]

Greece prisoner hunger strike – Fourth day (26/6)

Counter-info gathering in Larissa, Greece (June 25th, 2014); the top banner reads: “Maximum security prisons, concentration camps… Crush the new totalitarianism. Fire to the hellholes”; the other banner reads: “Invisible and visible prison bars… The prison society smiles at you. -Anarchists’ Assembly of Larissa”

Draft bill on new Type-C maximum security prisons will be [...]

Greece prisoner hunger strike – Third day (25/6)

Solidarity banner in Patras, Greece on the 21st of June, which reads: AGAINST MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS (A)

Below are the participants in the hunger strike (to our knowledge, from men’s prisons) in numbers, according to latest updates:

Koridallos (Athens): circa 1,480 prisoners

Patras: circa 550 prisoners

Grevena: 400 prisoners

Domokos: 350 prisoners; also, the [...]

Athens: News from the bookworkers strike called on the 18th of June

Click image to read the text.

via ESE–Libertarian Syndicalist Union (Athens)

Greece prisoner hunger strike – Update from Koridallos

25/6/2014 – From the E wing of Koridallos men’s prison (Athens), 180 prisoners have also joined the hunger strike. So, in Koridallos prison alone, those who participate in the strike are now 1,480 inmates.

Meanwhile, hearings in terror courts have been interrupted, because all of the imprisoned anarchists on trial are currently on hunger strike [...]

Greece: Anti-prison protest outside Prime Minister’s house in Athens – Upcoming demos

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x207dfl

On the evening of June 24th – 2nd day of mass hunger strike of over 3,900 prisoners across Greece — nearly 60 anarchists made an anti-prison intervention outside the house of Antonis Samaras, Prime Minister of Greece, in the northern suburb of Kifissia, Athens.

Comrades threw anti-repression leaflets in the streets and shouted slogans [...]

Greek prisons: Participation of thousands of prisoners in nationwide hunger strike

On June 23rd alone, prisoners in struggle who participated in the mass mobilization against the new bill were as follows:

Koridallos, Athens: 1,300 inmates

Patras: 550 inmates

Grevena: 400 inmates

Larissa: 300 inmates

Chania, Crete: 280 inmates

Domokos (where the Greek State intends to establish the first maximum security prison): 4 wings; that is, 240 [...]

Volos, Greece: Responsibility claim for attack on bank branch with molotovs and stones

In the early hours of June 6th, we launched an attack on a branch of Alpha Bank at the intersection of Athinon and Larissis streets. We chose this action as means of attack against the state advances for the creation of type C prison on the one hand, and as token of solidarity with imprisoned [...]

Greek prisons: Prisoners in struggle announce mass hunger strike

ANNOUNCEMENT OF HUNGER STRIKE

From June 18th, 2014, prisoners in all Greek prisons have abstained from prison meals as a way of protest against the fascist bill for type C prisons, and in defense of the right to furlough and release on parole.

However the minister of Justice and the government insist on ignoring [...]

Germany: Smoke signals from Dresden

Deutsche Bahn in Neustadt went up in flames as a token of solidarity with combatants in Greece. Already in February 2013, the ‘Chaotics of the Night’ torched cars of Deutsche Bahn to send a sign of solidarity to Greece. On May 30th, 2014 we did something similar, and crept over the urban paths of Dresden [...]

Athens: Protest in defense of the Prosfygika housing complex, threatened with sell-off and a massive forced eviction

Communities of the future are built in squatted neighbourhoods –SY.KA.PRO (‘Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika’)

“The sole mission of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund is to maximize the proceeds of the Hellenic Republic from the development and/or sale of assets. (…) Privatization is not seen as a mere sale of assets; rather, it is [...]

Greece: Update on the case of imprisoned comrade Vaggelis Koutsibelas

Vaggelis Koutsibelas was sentenced to 15 years in prison at first instance, accused of a string of arsons in the city of Trikala. The heavy indictment against him was based largely on statements of a police informant.

On the 17th of June 2014, the comrade’s case was tried in the second instance at the [...]