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Piraeus: Open letter of hospitalized comrade Yannis Michailidis, on hunger strike since November 17th

I write these lines to express how much I was touched by the widespread and polymorphous solidarity activity of comrades outside the prison walls.

Not only because its extent, imaginativeness, organizing-coordinating, tenacity and aggressiveness so far have surpassed all my expectations, knowing that significant state and capitalist buildings, and radio and television stations […]

Athens: Request of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos denied a second time; the comrade continues his hunger strike

Solidarity with anarchist N.Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11

On the night of December 2nd, 2014, it was confirmed that the request of anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos – who has now entered the 24th day of hunger strike – was denied a second time. In particular, he had filed an appeal against the denial […]

Athens: Gatherings in solidarity with Nikos Romanos and Yannis Michailidis (30/11)

A moto-protest in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos, who is hospitalized at the Gennimatas hospital in northern Athens, took place on Sunday afternoon the 30th of November. More than 200 demonstrators drove off from the city centre and made a short stop at Syntagma Square, where families of refugees from Syria – many […]

Koridallos prisons: Anarchists Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis announce hunger strike

Imprisoned comrades Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos and Dimitris Politis (convicted over the Velventos double robbery case) announced their hunger strike in solidarity with Nikos Romanos. Below are excerpts of their statement:

Our friend and comrade Nikos Romanos is on hunger strike since the 10th of November, claiming educational furloughs from prison to which he’s entitled under their […]

Athens: Updates on anarchist hunger strikers Yannis Michailidis and Nikos Romanos

Long live anarchy scumbags

Anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos is on hunger strike since November 10, 2014, requesting to make use of educational furloughs from prison, to which he is entitled since September 2014. Nikos is currently in Athens general hospital Gennimatas, under a strong custody of the police. Physician Pantelia (Lina) Vergopoulou, who visited […]

Athens: Reportback from the gathering in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos

(comrade Nikos Romanos at the hospital)

On Tuesday evening, November 25th, about 150 people gathered outside the Gennimatas hospital on Mesogeion Avenue to show our solidarity with anarchist Nikos Romanos, who is on hunger strike since November 10th, and yesterday was rushed from Koridallos prison to the hospital. The place was full […]

Athens: Anarchist hunger striker Nikos Romanos taken to hospital

“The smell of gasoline starts to permeate the air… No one can touch Nikos Romanos”

“Attack by all means – Solidarity with N.Romanos, on hunger strike since 10/11”

On November 24th, 2014, anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos – on hunger strike since November 10th – was rushed from Koridallos prison to Athens general hospital […]

Athens: Anarchist gathering in solidarity with Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis

The State and the Capital are the only terrorists

Immediately after the armed clash of July 16th in Monastiraki, that led to the injury and captivity of anarchist fighter and Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis, the propaganda apparatus of the establishment of permanent state of emergency unleashed a communications war.

The long-standing course of action […]

Greece: Strength to anarchist Nikos Maziotis, arrested in Athens on 16/7

The State and the Capital are the only terrorists – Solidarity with N. Maziotis

In the evening of July 16th, 2014 comrades put up a solidarity banner at the gate of the Polytechnic School, on Patission Street, in response to the fact that Revolutionary Struggle member Nikos Maziotis was recaptured by police in central […]

Greek prisons: “An act dedicated to our neighbours who are living in hell; from inside Koridallos”

Since February 17th, 2014, nearly 180 patient inmates at Aghios Pavlos ‘hospital’ in Koridallos prison are on strike, refusing meals and medications, to protest the horrific conditions.

Anarchists in the fourth wing of Koridallos men’s prison hung a banner out from the windows of ‘their’ cells, which are located directly opposite the prison hospital. The […]

Koridallos prisons: Anarchist prisoner Yannis Naxakis beaten and hospitalized

Today, Sunday 5/1 at 18.30, outside the A wing, our anarchist comrade Yannis Naxakis was ambushed and beaten up by at least 5 members of the CCF, who were holding stakes. The comrade has been transferred to a hospital outside the prison.

Babis Tsilianidis Yannis Michailidis Tasos Theofilou Dimitris Politis Fivos Harisis Argyris Ntalios Giorgos […]

Athens, Greece: Only one month hospitalization for imprisoned guerrilla fighter Savvas Xiros

“Political act is what really counts, not plain words. There are quite many who use big words, and behave differently behind the scenes doing what they do, and by saying this, I do not mean the politicians—their conduct is well known—, I mean people who generally partake in our milieu, so to speak, and use […]

Exarchia, Athens: Fundraising kit for medical expenses of the demonstrator who suffered severe eye injury on September 18, 2013

Inside the squatted social centre VOX, which is situated on the corner of Arachovis and Themistocleous streets at Exarchia Square, there is now a fundraising kit for the comrade who was shot by a cop with tear gas canister straight in his eye, during the evening march in response to the murder of […]

Poland: Tribute to the fight of anarchist Kostas Sakkas in Greece

The solidarity banner reads: “Our struggle has no borders. Tribute to Kostas.”

On the night of 15th to 16th of July 2013 we placed a banner in the city of Toruń, in solidarity with anarchist Kostas Sakkas in Greece.

Kostas was arrested in December 2010. Early summer of 2012, he had already spent 18 […]

Athens: Anarchist Kostas Sakkas was ordered released from prison – 30,000 euro must be raised for his bail

On Thursday, July 11th, 2013 a council of appellate judges decided to grant the release of anarchist Kostas Sakkas. The comrade completed 38 days of hunger strike, and is still in the Nikaia hospital.

The restrictive conditions imposed are: – a monetary bail of 30,000 euros (he must pay this amount to walk out of […]

Hamburg, Germany: Solidarity action with hunger striker Kostas Sakkas in Greece

Solidarity with the imprisoned anarchist Kostas Sakkas! Since the 4th of June on hunger strike! Fire to the prisons! (A)

On the afternoon of the 4th of July, a solidarity banner was hung (at the Schwarzmarkt infoshop) in Hamburg for comrade Kostas Sakkas, who is already a whole month on hunger strike at […]

Athens: Update on the health status of anarchist hunger striker Kostas Sakkas

On July 4th, after 31 days of hunger strike for Kostas Sakkas, the doctor who has been examining the comrade all this time mentioned, among others, that he has lost 13kg (15% of his initial body weight) and is in very critical condition. His treating physician from the general hospital of Nikaia specifically stressed […]

Greece: Immediate release of anarchist Kostas Sakkas, on hunger strike since the 4th of June

“In Greece, Turkey, Brazil… struggle with body and soul until social liberation” (banner from the large demo in downtown Athens, on the 29th of June, in solidarity with the comrade)

Friday the 5th of July: Call for motorcycle demonstration to the General State Hospital of Nikaia, in Piraeus, where the hunger striker is still […]

Agrinio, Greece: Responsibility claim for arson on vehicle of the Public Power Corporation

IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST KOSTAS SAKKAS

Last night, June 29th, 2013, we torched a vehicle of the Public Power Corporation (DEI) in downtown Agrinio.

Strength to our captive brothers and sisters Rage and consciousness

Irregulars Cell

Lisbon, Portugal: Action in solidarity to anarchist hunger striker Kostas Sakkas in Greece

On Thursday the 27th of June 2013, during a protest march in the city centre of Lisbon in the context of the general strike launched by trade unions in Portugal, we held an interevention of solidarity with anarchist Kostas Sakkas, prisoner in Greece (since December 2010). The comrade has started […]

Thessaloniki: Flaming barricade for Kostas Sakkas, anarchist prisoner on hunger strike since June 4th

On Wednesday noon, June 26th, a group of comrades headed to Tritis Septemvriou Street in Thessaloniki, where we placed tires and blocked the traffic in both directions for a few minutes. As soon as the street barricade was engulfed in flames, we threw fliers regarding the hunger strike of anarchist Kostas Sakkas, […]

Athens: Update on the situation of anarchist prisoner Kostas Sakkas, on hunger strike since the 4th of June

On the 25th of June, the council of appellate judges rejected the motion of Kostas Sakkas. At the same time that judges ratified his prolonged pretrial incarceration for another 6 months, a treating physician from the general hospital of Nikaia reported that the anarchist hunger striker has lost 10kg of weight.

A […]

Greek prisons: Anarchist prisoner Kostas Sakkas admitted to hospital on June 17th

Solidarity banner in Agrinio: “Immediate release of anarchist Kostas Sakkas, who is on hunger strike since 4.6.2013”

On the morning of June 17th, Kostas Sakkas was evacuated from the Koridallos prison’s hospital to the general hospital of Nikaia, in Piraeus. The comrade is in critical condition.

Message from a fellow prisoner in struggle, on […]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Benefit gig for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire comrades

Live concert for financially supporting the CCF comrade Panagiotis Argirou, who will soon need another surgery.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at 22.00 in Asteroskopeio, Thessaloniki.

Anarchist hangout Nadir

Contra Info note: Recall the grave injury and hospitalization of imprisoned anarchist Panagiotis Argirou (e.g. see here). The CCF member will soon need to […]

Athens: Update on the health condition of CCF member Panagiotis Argirou

On Monday, March 11th, anarchist comrade and Conspiracy of Cells of Fire member Panagiotis Argirou was transferred from the general hospital of Nikaia back to Koridallos prison’s hospital. His transfer was made after the state of his health was much improved.

Panagiotis has now fully recovered from his serious injury and talked with his comrades […]