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Niš, Serbia: World solidarity against the World Cup

Antifa crew from Niš doesn’t remain silent while the Brazilian state conducts terror in the streets. A banner was hung at one of the city’s overpasses, reading: “World solidarity against the World Cup – Support favela riots – AFA Niš”. While corporations, states and the media promote the World Cup, which directly brings unhappiness to [...]

Solidarity with the struggle in Brazil -a message from Berlin

While others were watching the football match between Brazil and Colombia our thoughts were somewhere else. We don’t cheer for any team, especially when we know that there are people outside of the stadiums, in the streets and in the neighbourhoods that lost their houses or even lost their friends and family members. We can’t [...]

Dresden: Painted slogans in solidarity with prisoners’ struggle in Greece

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.

Anarchists

For a liberated society – Solidarity with the prisoners in Greece Fire to the prisons – For anarchy

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NYC solidarity demo with prisoners in struggle in Greece

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hamburg: Wild demonstrations and riots against borders and their watchdogs

On Friday evening, June 6th — after the brutal attacks by cops on a protest held by refugees from Lampedusa and their supporters, which took place on Thursday, June 5th at the Hamburger Rathausmarkt — hundreds of people took to the streets of St. Pauli.

A big unauthorized demonstration with up to 1,000 [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Anarchist revolutionary Babis Tsilianidis acquitted in appeals hearing!

On the 6th of June 2014, nearly 40 comrades attended the second day of appeals hearing in the courthouse of Thessaloniki. Meanwhile, comrade Babis Tsilianidis —who has always refused to attend court proceedings— was in Koridallos prison (Athens) waiting for the outcome.

To cut a long story short, the prosecutor asked for the comrade’s acquittal, [...]

Helsinki: Solidarity with anarchists in Italy

As a part of the solidarity days with the anarchist prisoners in Italy, a group of anarchists showed their solidarity during the DIY-festival “Pajafest” in Helsinki, Finland on the 18th of May 2014. A banner was revealed that read: “Nicola (Gai), Alfredo (Cospito), Niccolò, Mattia, Claudio, Chiara – Freedom for all! Solidarity with No-TAV!” Later [...]

Athens: Banner action in solidarity with captive Babis Tsilianidis

May 18th, 2014

Freedom for anarchist Babis Tsilianidis and every imprisoned being

No peace with the State; freedom for Babis Tsilianidis

Freedom for anarchist Babis Tsilianidis

Freedom for anarchist Babis Tsilianidis

Appeal hearing: June 5th, 2014 – Thessaloniki courts

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Thessaloniki: Intervention in solidarity with anarchist prisoner Babis Tsilianidis, ahead of his appeal trial on 5.6.2014

Freedom to B.Tsilianidis (A) Appeal trial 5/6, Thessaloniki courts

The leaflet reads: He was tried in the first instance and sentenced to 10 years and 4 months solely on the basis of “evidence” comprised of DNA mixture(!!!)profile, which was “discovered” by cops on a handkerchief farther away after a burglary at the accounting [...]

Paris: Embassy of Belarus paint-bombed in solidarity with Dzmitry Stsyashenka and Dzmitry Zvan’ko

On the night of April 15th to 16th, the embassy of Belarus in Paris was repainted; this was a small gesture of solidarity with the comrades Dzmitry S. and Dzmitry Z., convicted for opposing neo-Nazis in their region.

Sweden: Comrades in Skövde sentenced

On Monday the 7th of April 2014, our comrades in Skövde (Sweden) were sentenced.

The comrade who’s still kept in captivity was sentenced to 2 years and six months in prison.

One of those who were released last week was sentenced to 1 year in prison.

The other one, with the more talkative approach in [...]

Greece: Reportback from solidarity intervention at Domokos prison

Against maximum security prisons

On Sunday, April 6th, 2014 comrades from several parts of Greece joined together to protest in close proximity to Domokos prison against the new prison reform bill of the ministry of Justice, and to send strength and warmth to the prisoners held in there.

At around 1pm, buses from Patras [...]

Sweden: Repression against comrades in Skövde

Late the 14th and early the 15th of October 2013, five comrades were arrested and imprisoned in Skövde, Sweden, suspected for over twenty different attacks on fur farmers and the fur industry, as well as liberations of minks. Three of the comrades were later considered to be main suspects and the two others were released, [...]

Balkans: Actions in solidarity with the rebellion in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In February 2014, anarchists and antifascists from Niš, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Skopje, Sombor, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Rijeka carried out actions in solidarity with the recent rebellion in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“We support people’s revolt in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We know that a large number of our fellow citizens think the same way. People from both [...]

Prisoners announcing protest mobilizations in Greek prisons (March 24th, 2014)

FIRE TO THE LAWS

These days a bill proposed by the Ministry of Justice relating to super-max security prisons and the banning of prison furloughs, is available for public consultation.

The first new measures of the government bill were issued in the media.

1) Special categorization of the prisoners in 3 types (A, B, [...]