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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, [...]

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 [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Responsibility claim for arson attack on security company vehicle

“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 [...]

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, [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Attack on the National Front’s electoral campaign kiosk

Yesterday afternoon, May 21st, comrades smashed the kiosk of the National Front (Ethniko Metopo), near Hagia Sophia in Thessaloniki, and beat the nationalist scum who were present at that time (according to their own announcement, two of them were evacuated to hospital).

They better think twice before setting foot anywhere close to the place again.

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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 [...]

Thessaloniki: Molotov attack on offices of the Stalinist KKE

From the left, defense commissar Voroshilov and premier Molotov stroll along the great slave labour project, the Moscow-Volga Canal, with Stalin and the head of the Soviet secret police (NKVD) Yezhov, who was arrested in 1939, executed, and subsequently vanished from the picture.

On May 3rd, 2014, at 6.20 in the morning, we launched [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Bank branches attacked

On Thursday, February 20th we took advantage of street traffic, and attacked two bank branches (the Hellenic Postbank, and the National Bank) at the junction of Tsimiski and Pavlou Mela streets, smashing their glass facades and ATMs.

This action is dedicated to: Tasos Theofilou, who was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment; Alexandros Mitroussias and Giorgos [...]

Greece: A text in response to ongoing raids on homes of comrades in Athens and Thessaloniki

Below is a text handed out by the Anarchists assembly for the connection of struggles within the prison-society (“Sasta”), in Thessaloniki, concerning recent house searches in the framework of an anti-terrorist “pincer operation” unleashed by the Greek police against anarchist/antiauthoritarian individuals since January 21st, 2014.

Lately, in the cities of Thessaloniki and Athens, cops of [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Prosecuted comrades of Delta squat acquitted in court

Demonstrators carrying an anarchist banner in Patras (Greece, 21.1.2014) that reads “Solidarity with the prosecuted squatters from Delta (Thessaloniki)”

On January 21st, 2014, comrades arrested during the eviction of Delta squat in Thessaloniki underwent a second trial on charges of disturbing domestic peace and causing aggravated damages of 3.5 million euros. All [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: News on the case of anarchist prisoner Babis Tsilianidis

On January 15th, 2014, in yet another hearing at the Thessaloniki courts, judges examined the motion of Babis Tsilianidis for interruption of serving sentence until his appeal trial in the case of robbery at the AHEPA hospital’s accounting department. His motion was dismissed. The comrade is incarcerated in the 4th wing of Koridallos [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Banner in solidarity with anarchist prisoners Francisco Solar and Mónica Caballero

“Solidarity with anarchists Mónica Caballero and Francisco Solar, hostages of the Spanish State. Nothing is over. Everything continues.”

source: parabellum

Thessaloniki, Greece: Responsibility claim for incendiary action in solidarity with prisoners in struggle

Last Friday, December 13, 2013 we torched a diplomatic vehicle, as well as a van belonging to the Aristotle University, in Thessaloniki. This action is dedicated to the imprisoned hunger strikers Spyros Stratoulis, Rami Syrianos, Ergün Mustafa, Michalis Ramadanoglou, and the community of anarchist prisoners in Koridallos, Athens, who have shown us a way to [...]

Greece: Sabotage of ATMs in Thessaloniki

On Monday, December 9th, 2013 we carried out a coordinated sabotage of twelve ATMs at bank branches in Thessaloniki. By doing so, we chose to disrupt even for a while the smooth flow of financial transactions in the city, promoting at the same time a continuation of polymorphous struggle in solidarity with comrades [...]

Athens: Anarchist solidarity initiative with prisoner Spyros Stratoulis, on hunger strike since 11/11

Banner drop in the town of Agrinio: “Against the vindictiveness of Power – Hunger strike (since 11/11) for life and dignity – Freedom for S.Stratoulis”

Comrade Spyros Stratoulis was incarcerated in Greek prisons at the age of 17, and has been held for nearly 22 years in a peculiar hostage situation. He has fought [...]

Greek prisons: Prisoner in struggle Michalis Ramadanoglou went on hunger strike, too, in solidarity with Spyros Stratoulis

I wish to inform you that from November 25th, 2013 I started a hunger strike, and sent a related memo to the ministry, to sympathize with my fellow prisoner, friend, brother and co-fighter Spyros Stratoulis, who is incarcerated in the prison of Larissa. Since November 11th, 2013, he refrains from eating, thus claiming his acquittal [...]

Greek prisons: Prisoner in struggle Ergün Mustafa goes on hunger strike in solidarity with Spyros Stratoulis, who is on hunger strike since 11/11

(anarchist demo at Malandrino prison in 2007)

As I mentioned in my previous open letter (here in Greek), I express my solidarity with my brother Spyros Stratoulis, who conducts a hunger strike since November 11th, 2013, and I stand more drastically beside him because today, November 25th, I go on hunger strike to support [...]

Greek prisons: Anarchist prisoner Rami Syrianos went on hunger strike in solidarity with Spyros Stratoulis, prisoner on hunger strike since 11/11

On November 11th, 2013 brother Spyros Stratoulis started a hunger strike demanding an end of his prosecution for the case dubbed ‘Criminal Organization Hangouts of Thessaloniki’.

At this point, I could write who Spyros is, I could write about his fighting days throughout two decades of incarceration, his indomitable spirit, his integrity and humanity in [...]

Greece: Reportback from the solidarity demo at Larissa prison, in solidarity with hunger striker Spyros Stratoulis

Against the enemies of freedom

Solidarity with S.Stratoulis, on hunger strike since 11/11

On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013, at around 6pm, nearly 200 supporters gathered at the back of the prison in Larissa, where we had visual contact with the cell of comrade Spyros Stratoulis.

Spyros is [...]

Greece: Call for solidarity gathering at Larissa prison

“Solidarity with imprisoned comrade S.Stratoulis” (graffiti in the city of Larissa on the 17th of November)

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 17.30 (local time)

Gathering outside the prison of Larissa in solidarity with comrade Spyros Stratoulis, on hunger strike since November 11th

In the city of Thessaloniki, the appointment is [...]

Greece: Dignified prisoner Spyros Stratoulis on hunger strike since November 11th, 2013

The poster reads:

Solidarity with Spyros Stratoulis, prisoner in struggle for over two decades in the Greek dungeons, who is conducting a hunger strike since November 11th, 2013, demanding a full acquittal from fabricated indictment charges for his alleged membership in a fictitious criminal organization (Thessaloniki, 2012), as well as the [...]

Greece: Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrysochoidis released from prison

Comrades Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrysochoidis were incarcerated since August 2008, accused of robberies and the kidnapping of powerful industrialist Mylonas, which took place earlier that summer in Thessaloniki, Greece. In their appeal trial, in April 2012, they had their sentences reduced from 22 years to a little over 12 years.

Both denied their participation [...]

Greece: Open letter from ex-prisoner Chrisovalantis Pouziaritis ahead of his appeal trial on 18.10.2013

My name is Chrisovalantis Pouziaritis, and I’m one of those arrested on December 6th, 2009—sad first anniversary of the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos.

I was caught while walking out of the Thessaloniki university campus. Even though I had nothing incriminating on me (backpack, hood, etc.), two anti-riot squadrons pounced on me and started to [...]

Thessaloniki, Greece: Update on the case of imprisoned anarchist Babis Tsilianidis

On October 16th, 2013 the judges denied the request of anarchist prisoner Babis Tsilianidis for an interruption of serving sentence. Approximately 30 comrades held a gathering at the Thessaloniki courthouse.

Babis is held in Koridallos prison:

Charalambos Tsilianidis Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou, A Pteryga, 18110 Koridallos, Athens, Greece

SOLIDARITY MEANS ATTACK.

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