May 4, 2010
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>Double hit on banks in greece 2/4 Anarchists attacked emporiki and geniki bank in agios dimitrios area southern athens at 01.30 am. They set fire to

>Double hit on banks in greece 2/4

Anarchists attacked emporiki and geniki bank in agios dimitrios area southern athens at 01.30 am.
They set fire to bin and pushed into the entrance of emporiki bank. After that they went a few metres down towards the geniki

bank throwing molotof inside causing a fire.

In the communique they mention Giannis Dimitrakis and the three wanted comrades.
They also say how they blocked all streets leading to the area of attack and arrived and fled without any problems.

FREEDOM TO G.DIMITRAKIS AND SOLIDARITY TO ALL PRISONERS AND PERSECUTED FIGHTERS

HONOUR TO ANARCHIST LAMBROS FOUNDAS

anarchists

Double arson attack on banks in herakleio,crete. 2/4

The first one was against the agrotiki bank in the centre of the city. They broke the glass door and threw 3 bottles of gasoline

inside and set it on fire.
Then they went to national bank of greece and tryd to break the door,without succeding and set fire to the entrance.

May 4, 2010
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EXTENSION OF IMPRISONMENT FOR ALFREDO BONANNO AND CHRISTOS STRATIGOPOULOS

A few days ago the application of A. Bonanno and Ch. Stratigopoulos for release was denied and it

was decided that they stay in jail for a another 6 months.
Especially in A. Bonanno’s case, the extension of his imprisonment was decided in spite of various

doctors pointing out (the prison doctor as well as outside doctors that examined him) his very

serious health situation.

Stop the physical extermination, Immediate release of A.Bonnano

Solidarity to Ch.Stratigopoulos

Freedom to all the inprisoned fighters

May 4, 2010
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>Trial of Giannis Dimitrakis postponed

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The court of appeals of Giannis Dimitrakis has just been postponed for the 6th of December, 2010.

A video from yesterday’s solidarity action in London:

Occupation of the Hellenic Centre in London

27/4

The Building of the Hellenic Centre in the heart of London was occupied earlier this afternoon. 2 banners were flying on the roof and the balcony of the building. The banners said: ‘Freedom to Dimitrakis and to all Anarchists’; the 2nd writes ‘Honour to Lambros Fountas’ ‘Freedom to the 6′, and the 3rd banner ‘Fire to the prisons! Freedom to Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos!’

The 6 refers to the 6 anarchists arrested a few days ago accused by the cops of participating in the ‘Revolutionary Stuggle’; Lambros Fountas is the anarchist who was killed by the police in March and Giannis Dimitrakis is the anarchist who is in jail doing 35 years for a bank robbery. Today there was a call for international solidarity to Dimitrakis as his appeal trial starts tomorrow.

more info and photos! later in the day!

The passion for freedom is stronger than the prison!

“THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN THEIR PRISONS!”

Here are some chants to share:
“In Every City, In Every Town, Burn Their Prisons To The Ground!”
“They Can Take Our Lives Away, But Not Our Dignity! Our Hearts Will Pound Against The Walls, Until We Are All Free!”
“Prisoners Everywhere, Solidarity and Love! Against The Violence of Capital, Our Struggle Is One!”
“Maplehurst and Everywhere, Fire To The Prisons!”
“Milton To Greece, Fuck The Police!”

even if prisons were trasformed from human storerooms
into luxury hotels even if the prisoners of all prisons are
satisfied with ” reduced sentences” even if the everyday
betings of prisoners are replaced by sly agreements and
assimilated by correctional policies in accordance with the
” human rights” model, even if ”whit cells”turn ”pink”
and heroin gives way to methadone we will remain forever
enemies of every structure tht denies us our freedom.

Yannis Dimitrakis, Giorgos Voutsis-Vogiatzis, Polykarpos Georgiadis

GIANNHS DIMITRAKHS
KLEISTH FYLAKH DOMOKOY
T.K. 35010
FTHIOTIDA GREECE

May 3, 2010
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>Explosive attacks in Saloniki (Greece)

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May 1st, 2010

Gas canister explosions occurred in different parts of the northern Greek city. The two incidents occurred on the early hours of Monday 26/4 against the National Telecommunications Organization and a news agency truck in the west part of Thessaloníki. The following night a Eurobank branch was attacked in Kalamaria, a suburb on the east part of the city.

A communique was sent on Tuesday 27/4 to Athens.Indymedia:

“We all remember, with excessive hatred, from the days of the arrest of Y. Dimitrakis in 2006 the slander of him through the de-ideologication of the act he made. The overextension of the charges from authority, and the
TV-snitches slandering anything about him and other comrades from his close friends.

Through those 4 years, and even before, the persecutor tactics on such cases is always the same according, of course, to the characteristics of the “guilty” ones. Fact is confirmed that when happens to be an anarchist automatically your close environment is criminalized and, thus, the search for participators begins.

Declassification of phone conversations, collection of finger-prints on immobile and mobile objects in houses, arrest warrants, informers willing to give any information they know are some of the basic tools used.

These same ones we find in front of us these last weeks with the case of the 6 detained already comrades that are accused as members of Revolutionary Struggle. All this atmosphere helps the achievement of total and indiscriminatal control from the state’s side. Constraint and daily brainwash through the media has double aiming. On one side to “cover” its mechanisms actions and on the other to separate the resisting parts of
society in violent and non-violent -therefore excepted-, clearly because of fear. For us, seeing these actions of the sovereignty enrages us even more and pushes us even more quickly to search for actions that will bring us
even closer to the end of this rotten world.

We stand opposed to all authoritarian mechanisms and to all snitches that assist their task and we directly take the counter-offensive for now and forever. On the night of 25th of April in Thessaloníki we attacked with fire a news agency delivery truck of “Evropi (Europe)” company in the area of Evosmos and a branch of OTE (National Telecommunications Organization) in Stavroupoli. We continued the next night again with an arson attack on a Eurobank branch in Kalamaria.

Solidarity with Yannis Dimitrakis that passes the doors of the high court tomorrow 28/4 in Athens.

Freedom to all prisoners”

May 3, 2010
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>letter of solidarity from Yiannis Dimitrakis

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In a society of deceit and hypocrisy, of backstabbing and betrayal; there where human relationships are molded on personal profit and exploitation, within the narrow limits of involuntary/obligatory choices, the scope of creating honest and sincere ties of social or political solidarity becomes constricted, suffocated. And if in many cases personal interest and vanity create a concrete mass in a common course between those in power, economic elites, political groups and other subgroups thus creating the illusion of a solid front, then in as many other cases it has been proven that when these same are confronted with pressuring and extremely negative conditions with the possibility of a total collapse approaching, the seeming powerful gluing element which created these cohesive bonds retreats in an instant, leaving behind a crowd of subhumans, each one looking to save themselves and not hesitating of handing over into the hands of the until lately common enemy their until recently political-social-economic partner.

For me now at my 32 years of age, with whatever experiences I have and whatever political consciousness and understanding I have developed, it is indisputable that since always one of the most precious and powerful weapons in the hands of people fighting against the world of the overlords, in expectance of a fair and free near future, was and will be solidarity. A solidarity which does not shrink in the face of repression but on the contrary unfolds decisively; which does not weep but attacks; which does not forget but honors with its memory.

And it is this solidarity I have tasted in the nearly 5 years I remain a captive of the state and that has to a great decree steeled me in all the difficult situations I have had to face and as an anarchist and as a prisoner. From the different events and demonstrations, the occupations of radio stations and the multitude of printed propaganda material to the arsonist and bombing actions against state and economic targets. From Greece to Spain, Germany, the UK to Argentina and Mexico the common ideas, values and visions have erected a web of solidarity under which I also have the joy of being.

To all those who have stood by me through all my years of imprisonment and who continue in whatever way they can to give me the strength and courage to stand proud against all kinds of state mechanisms, I feel that I owe a part of myself.

So I salute and would like to thank all those comrades who within the context of the local and international web of solidarity that is developing and strengthening continuously in the last years and that breaks through borders and boundaries, considered and deemed it is worth for them to risk even their own freedom in order to build an effective mound and a counterweight to the attacks and decisions taken against me by those in power.

Before the final rise of the sun that melts the darkness that embraces us all, the scattered fires emerging and shining more and more frequently from the most distant and unlikely places, illuminate the points and imperceptible routes drawn out by the universal rebellious conscience. My heart and soul cannot but be wholly with it.

NO FIGHTER A HOSTAGE IN THE HANDS OF THE POWER AND ECONOMIC ELITES

FREEDOM TO ALL IN PRISON

With comradely greetings

Y. Dimitrakis

Domokos Prison

3/5/10

May 2, 2010
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Updates will be posted here throughout the day http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/2010/05/01/272-live-updates-from-the-mayday-demonstrations-in-athens-and-thessaloniki/

UPDATE #6, 17.40 GMT+2 The president of the Greek parliament, Apostolos Kaklamanis, found himself trapped between demonstrators who were booing him earlier on – he needed the intervention of riot police to run away in safety. Meanwhile, corporate media report at least 19 detentions and 10 arrests (i.e. people who are detained and now charged) today in Athens alone. A spontaneous solidarity gathering outside the police HQ on Alexandras Ave is underway at the moment, a few hundred are gathered.

Photos from today’s demonstration in Athens here and here – not uploading more on this thread to keep it compact.

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Update #5, 14.30 GMT+2

In Athens, there are clashes outside the Polytechnic and riot police have descended at Exarcheia square. One demonstrator is reported seriously injured in the eye, hit by police batons.

Update #4, 14.00 GMT+2

The GSEE (trade union umbrella) concert has been interrupted by anarchists throwing red and black paint on stage. On Panepistimiou, many multinational stores have been trashed and there is now clashes with the police. A TV station van is on fire. Many detentions/ arrests, difficult to identify exactly how many, we’ll have a clearer picture in a bit.

Update #3, 13.35 GMT+2

The demonstration with the anarchist block in Athens has ended up at the Propylea on Panepistimiou Ave; there are currently clashes reported with the police, who are using tear-gas.

Update #2, 13.15 GMT+2

In Athens, the anarchist block numbers approx. 2,500 people. The leadersof the umbrella trade union (GSEE) have abandoned the demonstration, under constant booing by the demonstrators.

Update #1, 12.45 GMT+2

In Thessaloniki, there were skirmishes before the demonstration started – some cafeteria owners tried to stop people from handing out leaflets and were attacked by the demonstration block en mass. ATMs, banks and a local Vodafone store have already been attacked

May 2, 2010
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>Two attacks carried out in the St.Pauls area – a smashing night for the Revolutionary 1st May.

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u.k. bristol

Newfoundland Road Policestation attacked with rocks, several vehicles damaged.

Group 4 Security vehicles at Norfolk Avenue office attacked also with stones.

Solidarity with the fighters of ‘Revolutionary Struggle’ in Greece.

Solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis, Alfredo Maria Bonanno, Christos Stratigopoulos, and all other prisoners in struggle.

Anarchist cells

May 1, 2010
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>Angry news from Bulgaria – April 2010

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02.04.2010 Unknown persons tried to set on fire a city council building in the city of Plovdiv in the middle of the night. The entrance door was severely burned.

06.04.2010 City of Kurdjali. Someone throw acid on a capitalist company car. Probably fired ex-workers from the same company.

08.04.2010 City of Dupnica. A man stole a police car right from the police station. Policemen started to chase him. The man crashed the police car and it exploded. The man escaped from the fire but he was arrested by the police.

15.04.2010 Small village of Kochan close to the border with Greece. There was a greek sewing company there. That night the owner of the company tried to load all the machines on trucks and move to another location (probably back to Greece). As workers heard this they came to the factory and occupied it. In previous months there was a lot of cases when foreign companies quit its work in Bulgaria, left the country and did not paid last salaries of its workers. This time this was not the case – workers occupied the factory until they received their money.

As we already mentioned in previous news in march a single woman managed to rob a bank in the city of Pleven. Unfortunately police managed to identify her on a security camera tape although she was disguised. They arrested her. It turns out that she is not a dangerous criminal neither a psychopath. She is an ordinary teacher. Now she can be sentenced up to 10 years in prison although this is her first “criminal act” and she has done it because of the misery (average salary of a teachers in Bulgaria is around 200 euro). But now she is the real people’s hero of the day!

April 30, 2010
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>Free the Anarchist Dimitrakis – demo from Berlin also..

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the leaflet discribing the demand

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the leaflet discribing the demand
distributed in Berlin

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http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/04/449934.html
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/04/450021.html

from the social struggles against IMF in Athens
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/04/450065.html

April 30, 2010
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>Wellcoming IMF in ATHENS , today SYNDAGMA square

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29.04.2010

an out of the blue , not program demo is ending with clashes with the Police this evening





an out of the blue , not program demo is ending with clashes with the Police this evening,

3 hours just after the publication of the IMF measures proposed (and accepted) to the Greek goverment of the socialist PASOK

April 30, 2010
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>nike adverts got fucked with in south london. 30/4

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Today we took up Nike’s call to ‘claim your streets’ by vandalising 8 of their phonebox adverts in the south london area. We did it for a number of reasons and suggest that others take up the call.

we had an awesome time, improvising slogans and tactics as we went. give it a go!

See y’all on the streets tomorrow

xoxoxoxox

some birds

April 30, 2010
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>alexis Grigoropoulos trial from the greek press 30/4

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Exarchia attack athens 30/4

Vandals broke into the political office of Deputy Environment Minister Thanos Moraitis in Exarchia, central Athens, yesterday. The five assailants wore hoods and used hammers to cause extensive damage.


A court in Amfissa hearing the trial of two policemen implicated in the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 is unlikely to reach a verdict by June 6, by which date the officers will be eligible for release, as they will have reached the 18-month limit on being held in custody. Sources said that the court still has to hear from 15 witnesses, including forensic experts.

April 29, 2010
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>Media propaganda: french people in Greece

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    As usual, after or before a trial or the vote of a new law, the main press publishes analysis about the „anarcho-autonomes“ new theory. They also talk about „anarchists“ or „UltraLeft“, trying to define people with acts and books.
    This new definition of the revoltees mainly appeared after the first arrests under anti-terrorism accusation, in January 2008 ( see HERE).

And now, for the April 28th call in solidariy with the greek prisonner Giannis Dimitrakis, France info* published its ideas. We learn some „french anarchists“ travel in Greece to learn how to fight ( there, their Ultraleft homologous teach them the urban guerilla methods). And then we learn with astonishment that the DCRI (secret police for information and action) is now interested in these people. The excuse, of course, is the last demonstration in Poitiers**, in October. More than 300 people walked the streets by surprise, all full masked and disguised, using the excuse of a Carnabal at the same moment. That demonstration was an answer to a prisonners transfert to the new prison of Vivonne. The other excuse for this new watch, are the last attacks at ATM’s and banks, „these last months“. And press to add: „since then, police made out some UltraLeft activists (sic) often stay in Athens. During the house-search, they found some documents showing they stood in Greece“. Then we are offered a nice historical lesson about Exharchia, and december 2008 revolt. Of course, internet is one more time introduced as a plateform to spread violence: calls for the liberation of the 70 people arrested at the Exharchia razzia, and in solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis. The article ends with a parallel on Tarnac case, explaining that durnig the first investigations, police didn‘t understand why the main suspect (Julien Coupat) has travelled in Thessalonique.

* The UltraLeft at the greek school, France info April 28th
** see article and pics HERE

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April 28, 2010
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>Uprising in Malmo

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April 29th, 2010

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Unrest erupted in the Malmö district of Rosengård on Wednesday evening with police forced to seal off the area before regaining control of the situation.

Some 20 police units, a total of 50 officers, were deployed to the troubled Malmö suburb to try to calm the situation as around 20 youths rampaged through the district leaving a spate of fires and vandalism.

“We have concluded that there were a total of five fires. A couple of cars, as well as a recycling station, were some of the things burning,” Peter Martinsson at Skåne police told the Dagens Nyheter daily.

Police were called to the area in the vicinity of Ramels väg in Rosengård at around 9pm on Wednesday. Residents of the area had become concerned over the gangs of young people and feared that fighting would break out.

Fire fighters were obliged to seek a police escort as they were subjected to stone throwing while battling to put out the fires in various parts of the district.

The police have confirmed that they considered the situation had been brought under control during Wednesday night and were able to withdraw their units.

April 28, 2010
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>Two Greek embassies attacked

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GREEK embassies have come under attack in international solidarity actions supporting a jailed anarchist.

Reports the Latin American Herald Tribune: “Four people were injured and five others arrested in a clash between police and a group of protesters who threw stones and fire bombs at the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentine police said.

“The protesters are members of an anarchist group that is demanding the release of Giannis Dimitrakis, a Greek anarchist sentenced to 35 years in prison for a 2006 attack on a bank in Athens.

“Three police officers and one of the detained protesters were hospitalized for treatment of wounds sustained in the disturbance.

“The clash started when demonstrators tried to set fire Tuesday to the door of the embassy, which is located in the La Recoleta district.”

Meanwhile, Earth Times reports an attack on the Greek embassy in Prague, Czech Republic.

It says: “Unknown perpetrators hurled a flammable substance in the garden of the Greek embassy in Prague early Thursday, likely to protest the jailing of an anarchist in Greece, officials and an embassy source said.

“The resulting fire consumed a bush and damaged the embassy’s entrance door, said Pavlina Adamcova, a spokeswoman for the city’s firefighters.

“Police said the embassy was empty during the attack, which took place shortly after midnight and caused damage amounting to 20,000 koruny (1,036 dollars).”

It adds that the protesters sprayed the anarchist A and the name Giannis on the building’s wall.

April 27, 2010
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>communique claiming responsibility for arson in Hania Crete greece

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“If i turned to robberys, it wasnt for the profit. It was a matter of principal, a matter of justice.
I prefered to maintain my freedom, my independence, my dignity as a human being, than to become a creator of wealth for my boss” Marius Jacob (French illegalist) There are people, that deny the capitalist ideology that has settled in most people’s mind as a given characteristic of human nature, and look for ways to slip away from its everyday paranoia.
The robbing of a bank is a practice that cancels in the most immediate way, the relationship between boss and “slave”, abuser and abused. Since it allows the subject to control in its own its time and appetite for creation, without dying slowly in the workcamps increasing the profits of the bosses (big and small).
It denys giving away this whole life to this unfair economic system, begging for crums in order to survive. It’s a part of the generalized attack against the rotten world of submission and part of the plan for its destruction.
Of course, a robbery of a bank just to acquire more consumerist goods, is not an action against what exists but an action that conserves it. In the end it’s the subject that defines the action.
[…..] On april 28th, G.Dimitrakis, who is accused of expropriating the National Bank of Greece on Solwnos Street in Athens on January 16/2006, passed again through the court desks to appeal against the first sentence and was sent away one more time to face the justice system. In an act of solidarity, we let the fire and not the court “judge” his life’s choices.
So on the morning of April 27th, we put an explosive device in front of the door of the Emporiki Bank near the courts in Hania.
P.S. 1 : Solidarity to the 3 comrades wanted for the same case and to A. Bonnano, CH. Stratigopoulos, G.Voutsis-Vogiatzis and to all those who chose to attack the temples of money.
P.S. 2: We are waiting impatiently for the political tumble of the system and the radicalisation of society for a class, antistate war.
Defusion of Guerilla thought

April 25, 2010
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>Serco goverment services office attacked in london!

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24/4

A 3 Molotov cocktail was thrown at a Serco government services building in London Enfield area on Friday at 00.00 midnight!. Serco are a giant corporation who profit from the industrial prison complex. Fire to the Prisons. For Lambro fountas kill by cops in Athens we want to continue what he started.
Freedom to all the comrades in prison: Giannis Dimitrakis, G. Boutzis, H. Nikolau, P. Georgiadis, B. Chrisohoidis, C. Stratigopolous and Alfredo Bonanno.
Immediate freedom to Massura Hadimikelaki
Solidarity to all those under arrest accused for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
And to the all anarchists comrades in prison everywhere!

WE ARM – WE AIM – WE FIRE…
BECAUSE WE ARE AT WAR

Black Fever Gang