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A few more words about the solidarity fund for imprisoned and persecuted fighters

 We are witnessing a process of intense social transformation, a savage restructuring of capitalism. The working rights achievements, the fake welfare and the consumerism privileges that extracted the social consent during the post-dictatorship era vanish rapidly, leading inevitably to states of social polarization. The terms under which class antagonism takes place quickly revert to those existing in previous periods and the reality surrounding us seems like coming out from another era, that one of the post Civil War and dictatorship’s ‘plaster’ years. As then, repression becomes the main means used by the regime to impose its acceptance. While the control of the social explosion remains the overall goal of repression, the radical movement becomes its immediate recipient. Due to its dangerousness of being a necessary, though not sufficient, condition to trigger the social rage. Due to the fact that its fragments/parts propose, through time and far from illusions, the reality of social war and bear the corresponding battles. Thus, the new terms of repression, the dense net of surveillance and monitoring, the higher levels of criminal severity, the manipulation resulting in a wide hostage condition, are pointed primarily towards this milieu.
Nevertheless, these conditions apart from being hard, may prove beneficial for the revolutionary perspective. Those who realize the potentials hidden in the current conjuncture, should though not remain mere witnesses of the procedure but organize its subversion. Organizing involves the creation of material infrastructure and the development of structures that will need to deal with real problems. Therefore, the existence of imprisoned comrades poses an urgent need to support them in a responsible and coherent way. Apart from the various actions of political solidarity, highlighting and bringing to public the various cases, it is additionally required to ground solidarity in its material dimension. It is necessary, namely, the function of a structure that ensures the conditions of a decent living for the imprisoned comrades, beyond the narrow limits of the personal relationships but on the basis of a collective dynamic that is characterized by revolutionary features.
So the solidarity fund was established in 2010, during a coercive conjuncture in which dozens of anarchists were imprisoned for various cases. The main goal that has been set since the beginning, was to cover the struggling prisoners’ real needs for subsistence. Since then, the recipient of the money raised are comrades who, for one, were arrested or prosecuted for their involvement in social struggles, their revolutionary choices and their subversive activity, and for other, defend themselves in such a way that confirms their position in a movement that is fighting against brutality and alienation in different ways, from different origins and by any means. The structure also concerns those accused for the case of the revolutionary organization “17th of November”, who are imprisoned since 2002 in the special wards of Korydallos, and have demonstrated militant attitude as well as an interest and desire for contact. At this point it should be mentioned that for various, either political or personal, reasons some of the detainees have chosen not to participate and not to rely on the structure of the fund. Besides, solidarity is a relationship in which we vindicate mutual acceptance and bidirectional intention to communicate. However, without seeking for political identification, we recognize that those who are fighting against the existing social system with undoubtedly subversive intentions, are entitled certainly not to our unconditional acceptance, but to our sincere support. Last but not least, our common desire to contribute effectively in spreading the word of prisoners still remains, the result of which are the issues of the ‘Demolish the Bastille’ zine, consisting entirely of their own texts. Based on the above, the constant function of the fund was initiated and continues.
The whole structure is based on the function of autonomous assemblies, these being geographically defined. All meetings are open, operate horizontally and all decisions are taken collectively. Comrades from each assembly involve in the overall coordination of the nationwide meeting, taking place mainly in Athens but also in other cities, when possible. Alongside, different subgroups manage the website (http://tameio.espivblogs.net/), where updates on the cases of imprisoned militants are posted, edit the publication of the zine “Break down the Bastille”, manage the fund’s contributions and, finally, run initiatives to raise money through various activities.
The money collected each month derive from regular individual and/or collective contributions, from collective initiatives such as concerts or events, while positive approach and support receive also side initiatives, such as the publication and distribution of books and other pamphlets of political content, the equivalent of which is reserved to cover the cost of issuing and supporting the fund.
Thus, during the two years operation of the fund, dozens of imprisoned militants, were able to cope with the adverse daily life in prison. Although the number of detained militants has fortunately decreased compared to the one in 2010, there are still comrades who are serving sentences and need the basics, while the overall intensive context of police and judicial repression and vengeance describes a situation in which, unfortunately, the arrests and detentions will not be missing. Consequently, the solidarity fund for imprisoned and persecuted militants, remains a movement’s vital infrastructure.
Furthermore, during the last period the intensity of repression includes massive arrests and prosecutions of people involved in social struggles and movement’s activities, and therefore their financial surcharge through bail, imposed to avoid pre-trial detention. In such occasions, where there is a race in order to obtain the money, comrades have applied to the solidarity fund to assist in this necessity. The assembly of the fund has been many times confronted with this issue, namely whether some of the money collected for the detainees may be even temporarily bound in order to cover the bail of prosecuted comrades. Moreover, the reasoning according to which covering guarantees as a way to prevent the burgeoning number of imprisoned comrades, which in turn would require, at a multiple degree, a consistent and long-term support of them, does not seem absurd at all.
Notwithstanding, the-economic-reality is relentless for us all. As “difficult” as it is not to assist in covering the bail money of some comrades, so too  is the fact that the financial support to prisoners, whose reality is much more relentless, should be given the next or the following month. For all the above reasons, since neither the prisoners can be forgotten nor comrades’ bails can be ignored, the assembly of the solidarity fund decided to establish a side fund. This side reserve will collect 10% of the total monthly contributions and will firstly be used solely to cover needs arising from mass arrests and prosecutions related to the movement’s activity and always with the implicit proviso that these amounts will be returned after the prosecution has ended in order to be used again in the same way. This choice is of course not related to an overrating of such cases over others, where the number of prosecuted is smaller. It results from the high difficulty to obtain large amounts of money, a procedure far beyond the capacity corresponding to individual collectives and narrow fellow cycles. Finally, note that in cases where comrades are willing to contribute only to that side bails’ fund and not to the rest of the functions of the structure, this could only be respected.
However, the prospects of this project do not stop there. Expecting to see the dynamics that this structure will evolve on its further development and provided that the number of all those who support it will increase, we have additional objectives such as the widening of the circle of the supported ones by involving more prisoners in struggle: people whose offenses are not contrary to our own values, as well as those whose attitude during their captivity is marked by dignity and struggling choices. Moreover, we would be interested to connect with immigrants, imprisoned in concentration camps, who are persecuted for their combative attitude inside them and against them. Last but not least, remains within our goals the prospect to cover judicial costs (legal fees, bail applications, etc.) as much of the already imprisoned comrades as of those who are persecuted for their involvement in social struggles without necessarily the prosecution carrying a prison sentence.
This process has already been experimentally implemented in cases of imprisoned comrades, in the form of temporary covering of such needs in an emergency case and after responsible pledge for the on time return of the amount, so that its further functions are not blocked, provided the fund’s reserve does not run under a limit of being capable to support the prisoners for the next two months period.
Finally, we want to point out that the solidarity fund is not established with the aim to replace individual funds or fundraising initiatives created to support specific cases. It is not willing to act contrary to any other similar structure, but instead wants to develop relations of communication and coordination with them. It doesn’t wish to monopolize the solidarity issue or the activism choices of its participants, since we conceive its position to the overall struggle as another tool and not as an end in itself. On the contrary, the fund hopes to be a struggle and organization proposal, which will evolve dialectically with other structures that our times demand to be developed.
December 2012
for further information on the fund’s activities and contact info of the imprisoned militants or the fund’s assemblies:
 http://tameio.espivblogs.net
or via post:
 PO Box: 1571
ZIP: 54006
Thessalonica

 

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A few words about the Solidarity fund for prisoners in struggle in Greece
26 december 2010 Greece
The Solidarity fund for prisoners in struggle is a collective project initiated by comrades in July 2010.
The aim of the solidarity fund is to contribute, primarily, to the material needs of people who find themselves imprisoned for their subversive actions or their general participation in social struggles.
To the extent that this is possible, the fund also aims at supporting people whose continuous and persistent stance within prison has been one characterized by dignity, solidarity and struggle. The solidarity fund is formed on a greece-wide level, is based on small monthly contributions from as many people as possible within or outside the anarchist/anti-authoritarian milieu and its effectiveness will be evaluated by its capability to function over a long period of time.
Other projects part of the solidarity fund include the publication of the periodical “Storming the Bastille: voices from the inside” with texts written by prisoners in struggle and this blog, which aims at providing a comprehensive list of the names and addresses of prisoners in struggle, an overview of their cases and texts they have written in regards to their case.
We are attempting to provide all the above also in other languages (English, French, German, Spanish), in order to facilitate the flow of information and communication and to broaden the scope of solidarity.
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NEW YEARS EVE 2009 OUTSIDE THE KORYDALLOS PRISON – ATHENS, GREECE


Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year 2010 This protest happens every New Year’s Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual

Athens: Koridallos prisons 31-12-2011

Our passion for freedom is stronger than any prison

Athens: Solidarity gathering at Koridallos prisons, 2012/2013

At this year’s demo, solidarity was powerfully expressed both from the inside and the outside of Koridallos prisons. 31.12.2013 – 1.1.2014

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Athens: New Year’s Eve at Koridallos prisons 2015 – 2016

 

 

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Giorgos Petrakakos

Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou

Eidiki Pteriga

T.K. 18110

Korydallos

Athens

Greece

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Grigoris Tsironis

klistes filakes trikalwn,

TK 42100

TRIKALA

GREECE

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Antonis Stampoulos

Filaki Larisas

T.K.4111o

Larisa,

Greece

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  • Fivos Charisis
  •  – Dikastiki Filaki Korydallou
  • – D’ Pteriga,
  • T.K. 18110,
  • Korydallos,
  • Athens,
  • Greece
  • Argiris Ntalios
  •  – Dikastiki Filaki Korydallou –
  •  D’ Pteriga,
  •  T.K. 18110,
  •  Korydallos,
  • Athens,
  •  Greece
  • Yannis Naxakis

    Geniko Katastima Kratisis Domokou,

    Ε’ 1 Pteryga,

    35010 Domokos,

    Fthiotida,

    Greece

  • Grigoris Sarafoudis

  • – Dikastiki Filaki Korydallou
  •  – D’ Pteriga,
  • T.K. 18110,
  •  Korydallos,
  • Athens,
  •  Greece

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The  4 anarchists arrested for the double bank robbery in Kozani on 1 of february 2013

Andreas-Dimitris Bourzoukos

DIKASTIKI FILAKI D’ PTERIGA
KORIDALLOS
T.K. 18110
ATHENS
GREECE

Dimitris Politis

DIKASTIKI FILAKI D’ PTERIGA
KORIDALLOS
T.K. 18110
ATHENS
GREECE

Yannis Michailidis

DIKASTIKI FILAKI D’ PTERIGA
KORIDALLOS
T.K. 18110
ATHENS
GREECE

Nikos Romanos

DIKASTIKI FILAKI A’ PTERIGA
KORIDALLOS
T.K. 18110
ATHENS
GREECE

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Georgios Karagiannidis

Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou
D’Pteryga
T.K. 1811O
KORYDALLOS
ATHENS
GREECE

Alexandros Mitrousias

Dikastiki Filaki Koridallou
 D’Pteryga
T.K. 1811O
KORYDALLOS
ATHENS
GREECE

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Anastios Theofilou / e-mail:  a.tasious@gmail.com)

Geniko Katastima Kratisis Domokou,

D 2 ‘ Pteryga,

35010 Domokos,

Fthiotida,

Greece

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UPDATES 2015

The first trial of the organization Revolutionary Struggle lasted from
October 5th 2011 to April 3rd 2013 and was a political trial, a stand to
defend armed struggle as well as the actions of the organization from
2003 to 2010, it was a political stand to defend the social revolution and condemn capital and the state.
The court sentenced the three members of the Revolutionary Struggle Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa and Kostas Gournas to 50 years (merged) in prison, while comrades Vaggelis Stathopoulos and Christophoros Kortesis got 7 years each.
Just like in the first trial, in the appeals trial starting on May 22nd
the Revolutionary Struggle will not be tried as a “terrorist” organization.
Solidarity with Pola Roupa member of the Revolutionary Struggle who is wanted
and with a bounty on her.

Kostas Gournas

Nikos Maziotis

– Dikastiki Filaki Korydallou – Eidiki Pteriga,
  •  T.K. 18110,
  •  Korydallos,
  •  Athens,
  •  Greece
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The 3 members of Revolutionary Struggle

The members of Revolutionary Struggle They  released under restrictive conditions on Tuesday, October 11th Trial of the R.O. Revolutionary Struggle adjourned until October 24/2011

Letter from the Revolutionary Struggle Three
On April 10, 2010, the Anti-terrorist Department of the Greek Police arrested six people in Athens :
Nikos Maziotis, Panagiota “Pola” Roupa, Kostas Gournas, Vaggelis Stathopoulos, Sarandos Nikitopoulos, and Christoforos Kortesis. All were known for their long presence in the anarchist/anti-authoritarian movement. Two weeks later, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, and Kostas Gournas admitted to participating in the organization known as Revolutionary Struggle (Epanastatikos Agonas). Stathopoulos, Nikitopoulos, and Kortesis denied the charges and stated that they were being persecuted for their years of anarchist activity and their comradely political relationships with the others.
The following is the complete declaration of the Revolutionary Struggle Three:
A POLITICAL LETTER TO SOCIETY
We are taking responsibility for our participation in Revolutionary Struggle. We declare that comrade Lambros Foundas, who died in Dafni on March 10, 2010 after a battle with the police, also participated in Revolutionary Struggle. The battle was part of the subversive project decided on collectively by Revolutionary Struggle. It was a battle for revolution and freedom.
READ THE REST: http://revolutionarystrugglecase.blogspot.com/2010/09/greece-letter-from-revolutionary.html
  • Panayiota (Pola) Roupa (released 11/10/2011- on the run)
  • Nikos Maziotis (released 11/10/2011- on the run)

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Baggelis Pallis
Klisti Filaki Trikalon,
T.K . 42100
TRIKALA
GREECE

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We stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.

ARSON AND WILDFIRE FOR EVERY PRISON

OUR PASSION IS STRONGER THAN THE PRISONS!
FREEDOM NOW! TO ALL ANARCHIST COMRADES IN GREECE !

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