solidarity will prolong our lives
July 9th, 2014 – Update on prisoner hunger strike in Germany and Switzerland, in solidarity with prisoners in Greece, following this announcement:
Even if the Greek parliament passed the bill on maximum security prisons on the 8th of July, the resistance against the new prison system, and in particular [...]
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 [...]
In the night towards the 4th of July, we went out to express our solidarity with the prisoners in Greece and make our resentment against prisons altogether known.
For a liberated society – Solidarity with the prisoners in Greece Fire to the prisons – For anarchy
On July 3rd, 2014, we gathered in front of the Greek consulate in New York City to express our solidarity with the vibrant and dynamic struggle that has erupted throughout the Greek prison system. A hunger strike that began on June 18th quickly spread to every Greek prison facility; uniting over 4000 rebellious prisoners in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Members of Contra Info translation counter-information network have been invited to participate in the second day of the 4th edition of Resist Festival in Warsaw. On Saturday, June 14th, from 17pm, we make a brief contribution in solidarity with anti-repression struggles in Greece and the rebellion in face of repression in Brazil of the FIFA [...]
“Solidarity with the struggle of prisoners against the new draft law and maximum security prisons”
On Wednesday, May 28th, we torched a security company vehicle in the district of Faliro, in the city of Thessaloniki, as a sign of resistance against the new bill which proposes establishment of maximum security prisons. Companies of security [...]
In the early hours of Monday morning, May 5th, 2014, we placed an incendiary device at the ATM of the National Bank branch which is located in Larissis Street. By doing this, we salute the mobilizations of prisoners against the construction of maximum security prisons, and those outside the prison walls who stand in solidarity [...]