November 17, 2010
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>“The IMF is not an image on your TV screen”: a brief report from tonight’s demonstration in Athens

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(Dedicated to our comrade who was unable to join us today, still recovering in hospital. See you in the streets!)

Riot police march in front of a wall-painted slogan reading “The troika [meaning the IMF, EU and ECB] is not an image on your TV screens; responses are given in the streets”. Athens, 17/11/2010.

It will take us a little while to comprehend today’s events in Athens – and surely, this is not the best moment to do so – writing these lines after a full twelve hours in the streets. But still, some first thoughts are of order. What happened today was important. First, today’s demonstration had a very peculiar feel to it. The largest Polytechnic uprising commemorative demonstration in more than a decade (30,000 according to the police, around double in real numbers). A very tense feeling in the air. Even before the demo set off, clashes with the youth branch of PASOK – the social-democrat party in power – who had the nerve to try join the demonstration. The police on the sides of the march, with their hands on the trigger of the tear-gas guns the entire time. People waiting for something to happen on both ends: our end, and on that of the police.
And something did happen. The most intense and populous demonstration Athens has seen since May 5th. The police charging ahead whenever they could, whenever they would isolate people off the main block of the demonstration. People fighting back, during the demo and then, late in the night, in Exarcheia. But that peculiar feeling hasn’t faded: we are still waiting something will happen… Tonight was the last day of a long summer. Tomorrow is the first day of a strange winter – hopefully, a beautiful winter.

from the greek streets blog

Tonight saw the largest Polytechnic uprising demonstration in Athens in at least a decade, with reports of 50-60,000 taking to the streets. We have unconfirmed reports of a demonstration being injured by tear gas in the face. At least 25-30 people have been detained so far.


American activist seriously injured in the head by Delta motorcycle police during tonight’s anti-IMF demonstration in Athens 16/11.

UPDATE, 00.48. Tests so far on the injured comrade show there are no broken bones and no internal bleeding. She is, however, very badly hit in the face by the cops and the doctors have asked for her to stay in hospital for another 24 hours at least. Cops had followed her to hospital, harassed her and tried to interrogate her, only to back off when other comrades arrived. At the time of writing (00.45) the cops have left the hospital.
What follows is a compilation of accounts of comrades who were at tonight’s demonstration in central Athens, close to the injured activist and whose reports are verified and trustworthy. Please spread. We will post more information here, as it comes.
The events unfolded toward the end of tonight’s demonstration against the presence of representatives of the IMF in central Athens. As we were marching at the last block of the demonstration on Patision Avenue, having left Omonoia square and heading back toward the Polytechnic, a number of “Delta” motorcycle police appeared at the back of the demonstration. They roared their engines and charged toward the crowd. People started running toward the Polytechnic. The delta managed to get hold of a female American activist who was at the last part of the demonstration. They knocked down, kicked her and stamped her head. She was knocked semi-unconscious, taken inside the Polytechnic by other comrades and a few moments later, transported to a central Athens hospital.
We are currently waiting to hear back from the doctors as of the state of her health. Her injuries are serious, but in no case life-threatening.

November 17, 2010
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Bologna, Italy – Sabotage in solidarity with Billy, Costa and Silvia

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da finoallafine.info Information received anonymously via email:” During the night of October 6 a relay mast was set fire to under the bridge of via Libia, in Bologna. The enormous pylon was so damaged that it had to be felled and a month still hasn’t been re-erected. For Billy, Costa and Silvia, attacking structures and those responsible for control and exploitation.”Fri, 12/11/2010 –

Buenos Aires – Bomb at the Provincial headquarters of Rio Negro in revenge for the death by police of 16 year old Mapuche, Guillermo Trafiñanco

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Buenos Aires – the night of Monday, November 8 we placed a bomb at the door of the headquarters of the province of Rio Negro, in the filthy city of Buenos Aires.
The bomb consisted of two bottles filled with inflammable material and at the bottom, two low-potential explosives. After leaving it there, we decided to make two warning calls to avoid causing harm to the unwary passers-by, and why not, so that the police felt the fury of the oppressed in their faces (which did not happen, because the cowards had taken all the necessary precautions to carry out their miserable job).
We remind the politicians, judges, police officers and those who support them that their daily terror will not remain unpaid.
With special love and complicity with our brothers and sisters anarchists locked up / in Chile and for all / and all the prisoners in war.
For the armed insurrection, for the destruction of the world of authority.
Circulo del Caos

November 16, 2010
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>Repressive aftermath of Student Riots, London (UK)

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UPDATE : http://www.fitwatch.org.uk/ back online!

Resisting the Forward Intelligence Teams (FIT)- the cops who harass protesters
Following contact from New Scotland Yard, the Fitwatch website and domain name (www.fitwatch.org.uk) have been suspended for a minimum of twelve months for “attempting to pervert the course of justice”.

Last Post on Fitwatch before closure:
The remarkable and brilliant student action at Millbank has produced some predictable frothing at the mouth from the establishment and right wing press. Cameron has called for the ‘full weight of the law’ to fall on those who had caused tens of thousands of pounds of damage to the expensive decor at Tory party HQ. Responsibility is being placed on ‘a violent faction’, after the march was ‘infiltrated’ by anarchists.
There are an encouraging number of initiatives to show solidarity with the arrested students – something that is vital if they are to avoid the sort of punitive ‘deterrent’ sentences handed out to the Gaza demonstrators. A legal support group has been established and the National Campaign against Cuts and Fees has started a support campaign. Goldsmiths lecturers union has publicly commended the students for a ‘magnificent demonstration’ .
This is all much needed, as the establishment is clearly on the march with this one. The Torygraph has published an irresponsible and frenzied ‘shop-a-student’ piece and the Met are clearly under pressure to produce ‘results’ after what they have admitted was a policing ‘embarrassment’.
51 people have been arrested so far, and the police have claimed they took the details of a further 250 people in the kettle using powers under the Police Reform Act. There may be more arrests to come.
Students who are worried should consider taking the following actions:
If you have been arrested, or had your details taken – contact the legal support campaign. As a group you can support each other, and mount a coherent campaign.
If you fear you may be arrested as a result of identification by CCTV, FIT or press photography;
DONT panic. Press photos are not necessarily conclusive evidence, and just because the police have a photo of you doesn’t mean they know who you are.
DONT hand yourself in. The police often use the psychological pressure of knowing they have your picture to persuade you to ‘come forward’. Unless you have a very pressing reason to do otherwise, let them come and find you, if they know who you are.
DO get rid of your clothes. There is no chance of suggesting the bloke in the video is not you if the clothes he is wearing have been found in your wardrobe. Get rid of ALL clothes you were wearing at the demo, including YOUR SHOES, your bag, and any distinctive jewellery you were wearing at the time. Yes, this is difficult, especially if it is your only warm coat or decent pair of boots. But it will be harder still if finding these clothes in your flat gets you convicted of violent disorder.

DONT assume that because you can identify yourself in a video, a judge will be able to as well.
‘That isn’t me’ has got many a person off before now.
DO keep away from other demos for a while. The police will be on the look-out at other demos, especially student ones, for people they have put on their ‘wanted’ list. Keep a low profile.
DO think about changing your appearance. Perhaps now is a good time for a make-over. Get a haircut and colour, grow a beard, wear glasses. It isn’t a guarantee, but may help throw them off the scent.
DO keep your house clean. Get rid of spray cans, demo related stuff, and dodgy texts / photos on your phone. Don’t make life easy for them by having drugs, weapons or anything illegal in the house.
DO get the name and number of a good lawyer you can call if things go badly. The support group has the names of recommended lawyers on their site. Take a bit of time to read up on your rights in custody, especially the benefits of not commenting in interview.
DO be careful who you speak about this to. Admit your involvement in criminal damage / disorder ONLY to people you really trust.

DO try and control the nerves and panic.
Waiting for a knock on the door is stressful in the extreme, but you need to find a way to get on with business as normal.
Otherwise you’ll be serving the sentence before you are even arrested.
FUCK THE POLICE PASS IT ON PLEASE

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More information and new web address to follow soon.
This is an attempt to silence criticism of policing and repression and must not be tolerated.
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November 15, 2010
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>attack to the building of the Hellenic General Confederation of Workers (state manipulated syndicalists)

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I dont know how is the labor unions in other areas of this world but in greece it sucks ..they dont do shit and not only that but they are againts the labors couse they are very good friends with the goverment  they betray the struggle…really sad .To get an idea as u might already know we have the IMF here and so many people are without jobs and we gonna work for penuts here ..so what they do ? they say they will do a strike …in 15 of December… yeap and they said that right after summer… is that …
so last night a group of anarchists attack to the building of the Hellenic General Confederation of Workers (state manipulated syndicalists)
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November 15, 2010
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>news for simos seisidis trial athens……FIRST DAY 19 NOV.

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SOLIDARITY GATHERING ON THE 19/11 AND 24/11 AT THE APPEALS COURT OF LOUKAREOS ATHENS WHERE
SIMOS Seisidis is having his trial for the misdemeanors of the seven robberies of the “robbers in black” case.

As was expected, since you have to cope with commissioned judges that follow commands from up above, the application of cancellation of the first court that charged Simos in absent for the delinquencies of 7 different robberies, was rejected.
Simos didn’t appear in the process because it was attempted again to transport him with the special prison-van with the internal cage, that is literally as if you are transported in a box. Repeatedly prisoners have asked to abolish this way of transfer. His lawyer asked for a postponement, producing also the relative doctors documents. Of course, it was rejected.
The trial proceeded normally. During it, the presiding judge constantly mentioned “this you will say on Wednesday”, substantially making it obvious that the decision was predetermined, since if the cancellation became acceptable, there would not be a trial on Wednesday!
Despite it became acceptable that the application was within the time limit, considering the situation of Simos during his hospitalisation did not allow any… dealing with urban justice, was rejected because the call that was made at… town hall of Vironas area, was legal since he himself was a fugitive and the authorities did not know where he lives(!).
Commonly bullshit…
The substance of this case, why that is he was a fugitive, and which was developed extensively so much by the witnesses, as by the lawyer, went unnoticed. As it also went unnoticed that in reality he has already been condemned for 7 robberies. Naturally, since it is a fully class justice, that considers that proletarians that deny the role of a slave of the system, should be exterminated… And anyway, if something is fugitive here, it is common sense, the indication of innocence and real justice…

When the decision was announced, the comrades that were in the room, severely heckled the judges, which withdrew immediately. On Wednesday the 24th , on the sixth floor, room 120 D, at 9.00 am, it will be attempted again to cancel the original court, or else the court of appeals will happen.

November 14, 2010
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Responsibility claim for the arson of 10 cars of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization
… If someone escapes in any way from the invincible monstrosity of a society that is now wild and monstrous because of cannibalistic prejudice and terrible ignorance or from the sadistic devaluation of this rotten society which believes that it has the right to judge and sentence a person because he came to an action that the above society is never in a position to understand, it ts a highly revolutionary action…”
RENZO NOVATORE
In period where the leaders achieve their democratic duties, we realise our conscious ideals. In the sewer of fony claim of rights, we keep our individualities entire and active. Denying victimization, we place ourselves in the position of the attacker, the hunter. We do not accept any reconcilliation with anyone for the improvement of conditions. Initiavely we intervene creating our inssurrectional, chaotic hearths.
In this ridiculous democratic process of voting, the substance of the existing social condition is de-crystalliazed. The masks of society are revealed. On one side slavery and subjugation and on the other authoritarian perversion and arrogance.
The voters behind the window front of claim and intervention in the public matters that are provided for them by the democracy, hide their phobias, the passivity, moderation and their mood for a comfortable life where they will never have responsibilities for what happens to them.
This way the suburban culture of subjugation is maintained and perpetuated and together with that the rottening of this world.
On the other are the representatives of dominance. These ghosts that their role is to dominate, to maintain and to shield the unsound building of capitalism.
The blabbering pricks with the folky physiognomy, that aim to move the always ductile herd with expired oratories and promises of the exchange for favours character.
From the menu of democracy ofcourse is not absent also the mouldy pseudorevolutionary ideologies about disobedience and defying the regime, the practical application of which never escapes from the frames of legality. The most detestable role of the left however is that of the democratizer. In periods of revolts it tries to “break” the destructive negativism of the revolters towards all social structures, aiming to put them in a apologetic dialogue with the state, playing the institutional role of the mediator as a valve of unsuction that was established by the system itself. For this systemic role it should constitute a target of revolutionary forces, breaking the informal immunity of the past.
Outside all this are the revolutionaries that organize in new urban guerrilla warfare. Many comrades like us selected to precede first on the attack. Early hours of Saturday 6th of November we delivered to flames 10 vehicles of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization in a outdoor parking space on Sholiou street in the cop dominated area of Agia Paraskeui precisely behind the den of the snitches of Hellenic Radio and Tv. This action is in solidarity to the hostage urban guerillas Panagiotis Argiro and Gerasimos Tsakalos. There is not a more beautiful way of demonstrating solidarity and widening the revolutionary conscience from the continuation and the excerbation of guerrilla action.
The creation of hearths of antiathority, the continuation of the devastating fury to each aspect of the state and capitalism is for us the most ideal way of supporting the hostage comrades.
FREEDOM TO THE URBAN GUERILLAS PANAGIOTIS ARGIROU AND GERASIMOS TSAKALOS
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We send arsoning signals to the wanted comrades…
COALITION OF TERRORISTS – FIGHTERS OF THE ABYSS 

boubourAs translation actforfreedomnow!

ARSON ATTACK IN AG. PARASKEVI IN ATHENS!

8 vehicles belonging to the national phone company were burnt to ashes in the agia paraskevi area in Athens!!!




 

November 14, 2010
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>SOLIDARITY GATHERING IN AVLONA PRISONS 14 NOVEMBER

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SOLIDARITY GATHERING IN AVLONA PRISONS
At the gathering were 100 comrades, very strong and intense pulse, visual contact with prisoners, chants were shouted fireworks were lit.
After the comrades left some of Giannis prison mates caused damage to the working space resulting in the prisoners that were in the yard be taken back to their cells.
NO CRIMINAL NO POLITICAL PRISONERS!
FIRE AND EXPLOSIONS IN EVERY PRISON!

November 14, 2010
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>SOLIDARITY ACTIONS FOR THE POLITICAL PRISONERS IN GREECE

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SOLIDARITY ASSEMBLY

MANY TRIALS OF FIGHTERS ARE COMING UP. EVERYONES PRESENCE IS NECESSARY. A LITTLE INFO ABOUT THE SITUATION SO FAR/;
32 POLITICAL PRISONERS, 23 FROM THE ANARCHIST MOVEMENT AND 9 FROM THE 17TH NOVEMBER ORGANIZATION.
15 DIFFERENT CASES
10 PRELIMINARY TRIALS
2 APPEALS
13 WANTED, TWO OF THEM WITH A PRICE ON THEIR HEADS
ALL TOGETHER PERSECUTED OF THE ABOVE CASES 52 PEOPLE
The trial of the accused for the Conspiracy Cells of Fire case has been set for the 17th of january 2011, without however it being announced where.

The charges are mainly of a felony type for the explosions in the offices of Louka Katseli (the Greek Minister for Labour and Social Security), the offices of Hinofotis (national defence general) and in the ministry of macedonia and thrace.
Let is remind here the snitching and grassing logic that the state and media impose by publishing photos of people that bassically are suspects, since they have not been yet convicted of anything. Through this logic a photo of another person which is wanted appeared was published, while in the edia, electronic or not they keep on showing phonenumbers for people to call and snitch.

November 14, 2010
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The accidental death of an immigrant

 14 November 2010
On the afternoon of Saturday November 13, a 21-year-old immigrant from Poland was killed outside the notorious Aghios Panteleimonas police station in Athens, because, according to the police, he jumped from a third floor window of the police station trying to escape.

Larnaca, Belgrade, Attica Square: Connecting the dots

Posted by clandestinenglish on 8 November 2010

Some info on the recent clashes in Cyprus

“Phinikoudes Beach was turned into a warzone, when marching members of three nationalist movements came into conflict with participants at the antiracism festival, and with members of migrant support group KISA, the organisers of the event”.
Cyprus Mail
, November 6, 2010

The rainbow festival is being organized for many years by KISA (Action for Equality, Support and Antiracism) in Nicosia and Limassol. This year, the 13th Rainbow Festival was held in Larnaca and not in Limassol after the nationalist “Hellenic Resistance Movement” announced that it would hold an anti-immigrant demonstration on Friday 5 November in Larnaca, with the participation of the “Pancypriot Anti‐Occupation Movement” and the “Movement for the Salvation of Cyprus”.
The Rainbow festival was moved to Larnaca in order to stop the fascist threat, as it publicly announced.
We must have in mind that the Rainbow festival is sponsored by the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and is being organised with the support of the European Commission Representation in Cyprus. That’s why the organizers thought they would have protection and felt no actual preparation for real fighting with the far right groups was necessary.
Far right groups seized the opportunity to describe antiracists as ”the enemy’s fifth column, funded by foreign centers”, accusing the Cypriot state that “from its birth, it fights against the hellenism of Cyprus in order to eliminate it“.
At the beginning of the event, people at the festival were three times more than the far-right demonstrators (mainly old, traditional nationalists) but by the end  neo-nazis were heading the attacks. Late in the evening, it was the police who was rescuing the few antiracists and immigrants who remained at the site until the end of the event.
Nazis not only controlled the streets, they also posed as anti-state and anti-police activists.
Something similar happened a month ago in Belgrade, at the LGBT pride parade, that was protected by the government and co-organized with EU Commission representatives in Serbia. It is estimated that on the day of the LGBT pride parade, over 6,000 fascistoid youths (supported by football clubs and priests) were fighting the police on the streets of Belgrade for hours. According to a report:
“Gendarmerie and other special units were using armored vehicles and tear gas, trying to regain control over the rally. Police clashed with the rioters near Palace Albania, where they were pushed back from Terazije Sq. The protesters were shouting ‘Go to Kosovo’ at the officers.The mobile mammography unit was stoned, bought with the help of donors and B92, in downtown Belgrade while the doctors were examining their patients.The headquarerts of the ruling Democratic Party were also under attack and were set ablaze for a short while. The building of the national television RTS did not escape the attack of hooligans, who also tried to storm the parliament building, but failed. A number of vehicles were damaged (…), including several parked cars and 11 police vehicles, two buses and two trolleybuses.”
Yesterday, at the local elections in Greece, the nazi (“Golden Dawn” party) candidate got 5% of the votes for the municipality of Athens. In the last few months, a central square in Athens (Attiki Square – see video) has evolved into a hothouse for fascists, who  have organized pogroms against migrants’ shops and apartments, as well as attacks with knives against refugee families sleeping in the park.
Why are these three incidents connected?
As we have already implied in our text On Crisis and Migration, the immigrant/refugee struggle is a lost cause, unless it is connected with the present crisis.
Last March, almost coinciding with the arrival of the IMF in Greece, a round of discussions began amongst people and groups aiming to prepare a series of no-border actions in Greece during the summer of 2010. Despite the important work  especially by people from abroad towards that goal, the actions were either poorly attended, or were canceled altogether. We feel there is a deeply political reason for this: At the moment, any struggles which are not connected to the new capitalist attack against (this time) its own strongholds in Europe, are doomed to fail. Let us explain:

The nature of the crisis and the far-right as a ”popular movement”

Two years ago, leftists and anarchists were celebrating the imminent end of capitalism after the collapse of the US banks. With the breakout of the greek crisis we started reading analyses about “over-accumulation [being] the main cause of the crisis”, or conspiracy theories about the “bad bankers winning over the productive capitalists”.
Things are clearly different though:
Migration flows are created by the same globalized capital that attacks populations through financialization, after having moved production from the developed to the developing countries, initiating the destruction of the middle and lower classes in the west.
In the past, the shock of the ”discovery” of the deaths at the frontiers of Fortress Europe or of the horror prisons in Greece, or even of the threat of a hyper-militarized Frontex Agency could be a viable tactic for the solidarity movement, but no more. Last November, in a text on the occasion of the 3rd International Forum for Migration and Development we said that immigrants bring home to the EU the reality of global capitalism and thus give us an opportunity to understand global reality beyond the virtual banality of consumerism.
Now that global capital is bringing third world conditions inside the EU (i.e. Aghios Panteleimonas/Attica Square) and is dismantling the middle classes, condemning to poor to utter misery, the serpent’s egg of fascists and neo-nazis appears in the guise of resistance. In countries where there is no organized and widespread social resistance movement, public discontent can be manipulated by mixing liberal politics with abstract, non-clarified cultural issues. In that way, with NGO-, liberal and EU coalitions, the substance of resistance is hijacked, as it is taken away from the o
ppressed and the radicals and the semblance of resistance is handed by the State, by Authority, to the new fascist riots, disguised as “society that cannot take it anymore”.
This is what happened in Serbia, which has been in deep crisis for the last two decades, and on a much smaller scale in Cyprus, (where it is nevertheless extremely important, since the fascist attack was a response to a Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot social movement that has been growing steadily for some years now).
Athens is a similar but different case. After the December 2008 riots, the attack against immigrants, climaxing in the summer of 2009, was part of a full-scale counter-attack (a kind of counter-insurgency) by the State. During that time, a social laboratory, testing the creation of fascist reflexes, was gradually being allowed to develop in the center of town, not far away from areas practically dominated by the social movement. It is now evident that if we do not organically connect our responses to the crisis to the issue of solidarity and struggle with immigrants, we are leaving a void that will be filled by the “fascist response to the crisis”.
Events in Larnaca, Belgrade and Aghios Panteleimonas/Attiki Square in Athens alert us to the possibility of a return of the far-right as a ”popular movement”.
No NGOs, no liberal alliances, no multicultural festivals or rhetorics of tolerance can be effective against it, neither is it enough to condemn Frontex on a humanitarian basis. To walk round Attica Square and still romanticize immigrants as ”neo-nomads” seems as irrelevant as interpreting the IMF-attack on developed countries and unemployment through Negri’s “end of work”. We have to see the current ”crisis” for what it has always been – a full-fledged war against the unprivileged, a war where you have to identify allies and enemies. Only in this context can we speak about the issue of immigrants and solidarity, poverty and the crisis.
Modern migration and the current crisis are products of the same move of globalized capitalism.
You cannot fight against the causes of one if you do not fight against the causes of the other. It is now obvious that we need a grassroots movement for social justice, a movement of self-organization and action, freed from disguised vanguardists and supporters of electoral politics, freed from the spectacle of violence.

immigrants website greece

November 13, 2010
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>Prisoner support letter-writing night and hot prisoners

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Prisoner support letter-writing night and hot prisoners

Bristol ABC prisoner support group returns this month to Kebele social centre for November’s public letters to prisoners night.
Wednesday 10 November, from 7 to 9pm at 14 Robertson Rd, Bristol BS5 6JY. Hot drinks available, bring snacks to share please.
Once again we will have lists of prisoners here and abroad who welcome support. We will provide paper, cards and envelopes. We ask you to provide the letter writing muscle, along with donations for stamps if you can. This is an informal event with lots of time for questions and discussion about what we do and why. To find out more in advance have a look at our blog and especially the article Why Prisoner Support
This month some of the prisoners we think need additional support include:
The recently sentenced animal rights prisoners known as the SHAC6, and not least Nicole Vosper who has deep roots in the south west (and may be out on parole soonish after 18 months on remand).
Jock Palfreeman in Bulgaria has another day in court for his appeal on 11 November. It probably wont be his last court day, and the judgement will take the judge 2 to 3 months to deliver, so keep pressure on the Bulgarian state – info here.
The elderly and sick anarchist Alfredo Bonanno, along with Christos Stratigopoulos, go to trial in Greece on 22 November. Meanwhile despite more Greek comrades are being arrested and harassed by the repressive Greek cops and state, struggles there continue. More info here.
Lynne Stewart in the USA is a radical human rights lawayer imprisoned for allegedly helping terrorists, whose sentence has recently been increased from 2 to 10 years. Lynne is a 71 year old cancer sufferer and needs support.
Lastly Thomas Meyer-Falk in Germany, having survived 11 years in isolation upto 2007, is demanding a parole hearing, which he should have got 3 years ago.
There are of course plenty more.

November 13, 2010
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>Thessaloniki (north Greece): Οccupation of the “Union of Daily Newspapers Journalists of Macedonia – Thrace” building.

>On Wednesday 11.10.1910 at 11.30 am, an occupation of the ESIEMTH building (Union of Daily Newspapers Journalists of Macedonia – Thrace) took place in Salonica, in solidarity with the comrades Gerasimos Tsakalos and Panagiotis Argyrou and the 5 “wanted” persons for the “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” case.
Banners were hanged in front of the building and the entrance and after sending several faxes, 40 people left on structured marching after 45 minutes, chanting slogans and holding banners, to the Navarino square (a central square).
The text we sent by fax to several news agencies, newspapers and channels is the following:
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Worthy of your role you pimps …
1/11/2010 two more comrades arrested by the pigs of DI.AS. after the ignition of a trapped parcel in a courier office in Pangrati (central Athens) and the announcement of the existence of other parcels later on. On the same day, photos of 5 more comrades persecuted for the “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” case, were published in all media.
And the well-known journalistic vomit starts.
We know very well what you are for years now. This does not mean that we will let any bastard to earn surplus value talking about our comrades, it does not mean that we remain silent towards the patchwork of conservatism and filthy scandalmongering that we watch taking place every night at 8 o’clock, where the TV cannibalism wears its kind and the recurring Hollywood type movie comes back on screen …
Reporters of every type, from financial analysts to physiognomists, go on an unconditional TV orgy. They deposit their deepest concerns about “where does this situation lead to” sometimes with the cordial suspense for the astray children and other times with anger against the “uncontrollable terrorists”.
Everybody has a place in this journalists’ and anti-terrorism police’ feast. From the extreme right-wing to the left and progressive tabloids and from the well-known fascist assholes -direct reporters with a glorious history from the 12th floor (anti-terrorism police floor) of police headquarters- to the versatile reporters, worthy minions of their bosses. The “TV trials” come back with all the details about the lives of the comrades, statements of relatives, neighbors, employees, witnesses and of course cops, in an attempt to create the profile of the “hard core”.
Within all this, the parastate father Makis Triantafyllopoulos (famous journalist), who has surpassed himself this time, decides to criticise the other journalistic assholes from the position of an impeccable journalist. A failed attempt to stand out of the journalistic cesspool. Comedy has its limits.
And a special mention for the local “Macedonia” (newspaper and press organization of north Greece), that has a brilliant history in sneakiness and flirting with the fascist ideas, could not stay out of this sewer. The failed attempt in sarcasm of the revolutionaries do not ridicule our comrades, but those who invented it.
And one more thing.
We know that “you’re not all the same.” For every 9 bastards journalists, minions of their boss, there may be one who wants to do real research and to highlight some interesting issues. But as this one chooses to work and be part of the corporate media, the only thing he achieves is to reproduce the dominant propaganda “on democratic pluralism” and “respect of the other opinion.” Every hip documentary in SKY (Greek TV channel) or any “subversive” article in Eleftherotypia (popular newspaper) simply legitimize the other 49 pages and 23 hours of brainwashing, filthiness and spectacle.
WE WILL NO LET ANY COMRADE TO BECOME FOOD IN YOUR DIRECTED CIRCUS!
the greek text: http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1223105

November 11, 2010
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>Statement by anarchist station Radio Revolt concerning the attack on its wagon saloniki greece

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 Translation from Athens IMC On Tuesday November 9th at around 11pm, while there were five comrades in the wagon of radio revolt, around 20-25 para-statists and fascists attacked it. Armed with clubs, hammers, sticks and knives they threw three molotovs inside the wagon and tried to block its door. The response of the comrades was instant – they grabbed sticks, managed to get out of the wagon and responded to the attack. The fascists chanted their totally unimaginative slogans and threw stones, but the comrades nevertheless managed to push them back, chasing them to their motorcycles. However, the fire had already gone out of control while the coordinated attempts of all who arrived resulted in limiting the damage to the wagon, the inside of which was destroyed. Six fire brigade cars arrived in the area, which (according to the fire brigade unit) were blocked from the police, who demanded that they accompany the cars inside the campus – something we could not by any means accept [university campuses are protected by academic asylum in Greece –trans]. At the same time, while the electricity remained connected therefore posing an additional threat to the gathered people who were putting off the fire, the water supply was cut off (twice) by the university administration. We obviously did not await the intervention of any state mechanism to “save” us and we believe that the attack was organised by this very mechanism. More specifically, from the early evening the streets around the university were full of cops with at least three riot police units outside the (closed) EXPO building, motorcycle cops hovering around in groups of fours at a nearby square and the confirmed presence of helmet-wearing individuals (possibly undercovers) outside the nearby sports stadium, shortly after the attack. As it has been repeatedly proven, the fascists do not have the capacity to conduct such an attack without assistance. Typical examples of this are the racist pogroms under cop protection in Ayios Panteleimonas in Athens, the taxi-riot police unit at Larissis Station and the attack against the haunt in the West, in Athens again, where one riot police unit arrived only seconds after the fascists had left. Likewise, the fascists’ motorcycles cut through the police cordons with no hassle whatsoever. We easily see this is another attack in the generalised attack against radical parts of society. An attack which is only to be expected in the present socio-economic condition in Greece. We live through a period in which a government is desperately trying to keep a country float, where it condemns to impoverishment the largest part of the population, resulting in new poles of radical action springing up while the existing ones strengthen. In this period the panicked system choses to escalate its repression using all means at its disposal. Its aim is the prevention of any resistance to the new measures, the state or the system from any individual, collective or group. It tries to defend against this generalised discontent across society. All these comprise the full picture of the events of Tuesday. Fascists make a murderous attack against a self-organised anarchist radio with the backing of the police, which plays the double role of safeguarding their escape and blocking an intervention by the fire brigade. The university authorities “rest their case”, while the systemic Mass Media talk of “disturbances” at the university and about clashes between gangs, hiding away and distorting the true events. The wagon has been burned down but Radio Revolt continues. Twenty minutes after the disruption of the show, the station returned on both the internet and FM and of course the flow of the station continues as normal and aggresively. The wagon will operate again to aid the station project. All perpetrators of Tuesday’s attack will find us against them, ready to respond to any attempt of silencing of counter-information, of the support of subversive action and the dissemination of subversive ideas. Additionally, each attack of this kind crouches us together as proven by the material solidarity we immediately received. 
They don’t deter us, they enrage us! Cops, TV, neonazis – all scum work together. You will find us against you.
Solidarity attack in xanthi north Greece
Yesterday, a few hours after the fascist attack on Radio Revolt (Thessaloniki), we expressed our solidarity
by destroying 2 cash points outside the main branch of the Bank of Greece,
Xanthi, North Greece.
Our solidarity does not stop here.
BACK FASCISTS
we are going to destroy you one by one.
the ungrateful children

On Tuesday night at 23.00 the occupied train carriage hosting the anarchist radio station Radio Revolt at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki was attacked by fascists, who set it on fire. The few comrades who were in the carriage at the time of the attack are well in their health. According to reports on Athens IMC, fire brigade units in the area refused to intervene. The carriage has been destroyed completely. 

November 11, 2010
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>Two anarchists charged with participation in Revolutionary Struggle are released on bail

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M. Mperaha and N. Malapanis are two latest people who were charged with participation to the group Revolutionary Struggle. After appearing before the prosecutor general, the two were not ordered in pre-trial detention; instead, they have been given bail conditions (ban from exiting the country, sign-off at the police station monthly). In a justice system where even blatantly innocent people are ordered in pre-trial detention regularly, ordering bail conditions instead is a clear, if indirect, admission of lack of evidence on the side of the public prosecutor. 
Our solidarity freedom to all anarchists comrades in prison!!

NO PERSECUTION to M.Beraha and N.Malapanis
accused of participation in Revolutionary Struggle

November 10, 2010
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>LETTER FROM H. Hadjimichelakis, P. Masouras, K.Karakatsani,

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7 november

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother;

William Shakespeare
Henry V
At midday of 1st of November G.Tsakalos and P. Argyroy were arrested in the Pagrati area. The two arrested appear to have organised the sending of letter-bombs to the embassies of Mexico, Chile, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Bulgaria and France as well as to Nicholas Sarkozy, Silvio Berlusconi, Angela Merkel, the European Court, Europol and Eurojust.
This was followed by the well-known panel of TV-judges, once again in the front line of the propaganda war against arrested rebels. The characterizations  “morbid minds” and  “psychopathic bloodthirsty criminals” accompanied photographs of those arrested together with the phone numbers of the anti-terrorist police for anonymous calls and safe snitching. The memories of a junta that never left, awake in modern urban democracy, prompting conscientious  – without conscience –  citizens to function as grasses and to hurry to give names of those who by any chance disown silent subjugation and stand proud and gallant against every compromise.
Those who in the era of laziness, of colourless choices,  snitching, weak-minded complicity, the meaningless consumption of intellectual and material garbage that manifests itself as happiness, propose against it factual rupture, constant remorseless war,  powerful conscience, the struggle against modern morals, critical analytical thought and radical revolutionary action.
Those who refuse to place themselves in the hands of the mob that is to blame for what modern civilization has been reduced to.
Those who refuse to have their lives determined by a bunch of ridiculous charlatans, who behind their axiomatic titles of politician, judge, public prosecutor, journalist, cop but also shipowner or building contractor only hide the adoration of mammon (a term, derived from the christian bible, used to describe material wealth or greed) and the thirst for power.
Those who still refuse to be included in the thousands of drowsy tv-infested householders who via a life drowned in loans, tolerance, decadence and indisposition find themselves in the trance of unfeasible social evolution and remain inactive and finally accomplices in the crimes of sovereignty.
Those who make the decision to follow the way of daily revolt, take their lives in their own hands, walk with honour, dignity and courage to the end, to the revolution. A revolution that passes through the choice of urban guerrilla warfare. The organized and orchestrated attack against the modern political-economic regime. A political choice of rupture and at the same time a revolutionary process of self-realization that claims the characteristics of consequence, organization, planning and naturally constant radical insurrectional activity. To questions, if finally we can possibly bear it, we answer as revolutionaries with a constant diaphanous attitude through our speech transformed into action.
The answer is addressed first of all to ourselves. It is the answer itself whose airwave throws fear to the sack. Won’t there be new comrade fighters each one of whose journey will  make us feel a break in our chains? Who will come like  fellow fighters, pound mercilessly and break the bars?
Or will there not come the moment when again with comrades we will pull for the battlefield in order that our songs be again a deluge of glass…
So let’s stand next to our comrades for as long as fate and time allows us.
Let’s stand next to them and, clean and wild, let’s take a breathe of freedom.
OUR COMRADES ARE NOT ALONE
FREEDOM TO URBAN GUERRILLAS G.TSAKALOS AND P. ARGIROU
H. Hadjimichelakis,
P. Masouras,
K.Karakatsani, 

boubourAs translation actforfreedomnow! 

November 10, 2010
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>Occupation of the Consulate of France in Patras Greece

>On Tuesday 9 October, in the morning, a group of 30 anarchists occupied the Consulate of France in Patras with the aim to express its solidarity with the working class in France, which has taken to the streets, occupying factories, and sabotaging production and transport. Faxes were sent out from the occupied consulate to various ministries and embassies in Greece and France. Besides, a banner was hung, slogans were sprayed on the wall, and printed material was handed out.
The french state, very much like the greek state, attempt to establish a new capitalist reform which directly affects labor and welfare and, thus, the life of millions of proletarians. As anarchists, we shall contribute in any way we can to subvert the plans of power all over the world in a self-organised and anti-hierarchical way. Solidarity with all those fighting wherever this may be!
“From Greece all the way to France
Revolution is our only chance”

“In Greece and France the enemy is one
Down with the state and capitalism!”

November 10, 2010
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>Millbank Occupied as 50,000 Protest Education Cuts

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“This is just the Beginning”


Neighbourhoods:
Around 50,000 students today marched against education cuts in a national DEMOLITION demonstration called by UCU and NUS.
14.15: 30 Millbank Tory HQ has been occupied. Windows smashed. Riot police being deployed, at least 2000 protestors at Millbank. 14.40: Protestors have taken roof:
“We oppose all cuts and we stand in solidarity with public sector workers, and all poor, disabled, elderly and working people. We are occupying the roof in opposition to the marketisation of education pushed through by the coalition government, and the system they are pushing through of helping the rich and attacking the poor. We call for direct action to oppose these cuts. This is only the beginning of the resistance to the destruction of our education system and public services.”
By 5pm after clashes with riot police around 800 protestors remained with many leaving after an announcent to go from the crowd. Later reports talk of police moving in to make arrests.


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No Option Left But Action…

November 10, 2010
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>Dannenberg, Germany – 3,000 protesters block tracks disrupting a shipment of Castor containers of nuclear waste

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“A shipment of nuclear waste from France reached a storage facility in northwestern Germany on Tuesday, after police worked through the night to clear a road blockade by more-than 3,000 protesters.
For nearly four days, anti-nuclear protesters rappelled from bridges, undermined roads, and formed human shields across the shipment’s route, in an attempt to slow it down.
The protesters were galvanized after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government voted to extend the life of the country’s 17 atomic power plants by an average of 12 years.”

November 10, 2010
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>Larnaca – violent clashes between nationalists and Rainbow festival participants [CYPRUS]

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Violent clashes broke out in Larnaca between nationalist demonstrators and participants, viewers and supporters of the annual ”Rainbow” anti-racism festival. The nationalist defile(march) consisted members of the organization “Greek Resistance Movement” and the “Movement for the Salvation of Cyprus”. Moving along the streets they are shouted slogans against immigrants, “against illegal immigration”, against “the Islamization of the country,”

The clashes started when the demostrants carrying Greek flags approached the festival area. According to eyewitnesses nationalists threw stones, chairs, bottles, sticks, flares and bullets against the supporters of festival. An eyewitness who participated in the festival states that “the police instead of protecting us, who were now being attacked in an institutionalized attack on the festival, backed the Nationalists.” There were 7 arrests of anti-racists and no fascists arrested, as they were protected by police. According other witness “Some of the nationalists had their faces covered, one lifted up his shirt and showed a swastika tattooed on his stomach,” In response “The festival-goers returned the slogans, shouting: ‘Nazis out of Cyprus’”.