LETTER FROM ANARCHIST COMRADES ARRESTED IN VELVEDO KOZANI CONCERNING THEIR TRIAL WHICH BEGINS ON 29/11/13 – Greece

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Translated by boubourAs/actforfreedomnow!
 The 29th of November has been set as our court date for the double robbery in Velvedo Kozani. The trial will take place in the female section of Koridallos prisons and not -as it was first announced to us- at the Appellate on Loukareos street. The courtroom, this sacred brothel of justice, was always the space where the ruling class -authority- had to prove its dominance against the “illegals” of this state.
This is why the matter of solidarity its a permanent pain, when it appears in the cases of anarchists, and the cops of every category, riotcops, plainclothed cops, anti-terrorist cops, rush to fill the court rooms in an attempt to obstruct its expression. However because of the failure of these practises and with an evident stress about how “safe” the transfers will be (from the prisons to the courts) of a large number of anarchists, they found the solution to both problems with the special court rooms (two for now) which are inside the female prisons. It is obvious that the change of court rooms from the Appellate to the prisons was a result of combining both of those reasons. On one side the minimal possible exposure at a transfer level and on the other the registering of all the solidarians who will chose to go into the court room.
For us the room does not make the difference, the court is a hostile ground whether its in the prisons, or the hanging gardens of Babylon. And if the tactic of registering obstructs the presence of comrades inside the room, no one and nothing can stop the strength we take from the voices and chants when they penetrate the prison walls and the metal plates in the cop van. A gathering outside the courts can break the isolation they seek.
Besides, for us revolutionary solidarity is not limited to events of support associated with a court room. Anyway the court is nothing but the space where the enemy validates its victory, is the mechanism of assimilation of repressive violence in democratic ideology. Especially in our case there is no alleged “pressure” towards the judges for lighter sentences. The decisions are pre-determined. And this is not what we are interested in, since we have a hostile relation with the judges not because they target us, but because their job is to crush people under the boot of state authority.
Solidarity is a continuous relationship. Its forms of expression vary and meet its meaning as moments of attack on the system of authority and obviously a gathering at the courts can be one more such moment for whoever feels like it, but it is neither a presupposition nor the only moment in solidarity. And mainly, solidarity with imprisoned revolutionaries is not a statistic which is stired up by actuality, it is a need, an emotion, it is the realization of the community of the struggle, with whatever means each comrade choses to express their solidarity, either with their presence outside the court room, or choosing to attack representations of dominace cecause of our trial.
Closing, we want to make it clear to all that COMRADELY RELATIONS that unite us, our common visions for freedom, the dreams we contrive together will never be indermined by any kind of division concerning the attitude towards the court or even the different charges against us. The fact that some of us will have lawyers in this trial for example, while others will not, that some have taken the responsibility for the robbery while others have not, are not reasons to divide the community of struggle which keeps us standing behind the walls.
In this court the essence is in that the state and its mechanisms try anarchist adversaries of the system, their opponents. It is of less importance how they will make sure to keep us hostage as long as possible (see charges).
Their main concern is our condemnation as ENEMIES of the system. From our side we do not recognize any dipole of innocence-guilt (not in this or in any trial of anarchist fighters). We are guilty for their world, guilty for their “innocence”. Our thoughts and heart are next every attempt which tries to fight authority.
RAGE AND CONSCIENCE
Fivos Harisis
Argiris Dalios
Giannis Mihailidis
Dimitris Bourzoukos
Dimitris Politis
Nikos Romanos

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