February 5, 2010
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02/05/10
| Anarchists enter the University of Athens building ahead of tomorrow’s gatherings: Fascists, no pasaran! Friday, February 5, 2010 At around 1300 hours local time, anarchists, anti-authoritarians and anti-fascists started gathering at the Propylea building of the university of Athens, ahead of tomorrow’s fascist gathering and the anti-fascist demonstration that has been called in response. The comrades inside have been quick to clarify the building is not, as of yet, under occupation; yet mainstream media report exactly that, possibly in an attempt to lay the ground for the police operations that are likely to follow tomorrow. A statement from the people inside the Propylea building will be coming out soon. Continuous updates will be published here

February 5, 2010
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We call every activist to the open assembly at the Dean’s Office (Propylaia) at 8pm tonight, Friday Feb the 5th, to discuss tomorrow’s anti-fascist ga

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OPEN ASSEMBLY OF PRYTANEIA (DEAN’S OFFICE) ANNOUNCEMENT


Today February 5th we anarchists, anti-authoritarians, antifascists, decided to keep the Prytaneia (Athens University Dean’s Office) open as a space to collectively organize the struggle building. Our aim is the fermentation and the counter-informing in view of tomorrow’s antifascist gathering that has been called for at 11:00 am at Propylaia. A gathering that stands against nationalist and racist activities of fascists, who have also called a gathering in the same place tomorrow at 3:00 pm, a gathering that stands against the solidarity of the oppressed during a period of pronounced attacks on immigrants by state militants and para-militant groups.

We stand hostile against both institutional racism, as expressed through the recent proposed legislation on naturalization, and independent callings of misanthropes who aim to physically harm immigrants.

At the same time that the government targets centers of resistance in general, fascists attempt to invade a space, which after lengthy tough struggle belongs to the world of freedom and resistance. We are not willing to even allow a square meter to the state/police and fascists.

We call every activist to the open assembly at the Dean’s Office (Propylaia) at 8pm tonight, Friday Feb the 5th, to discuss tomorrow’s anti-fascist gathering at Propylaia.


AUTHORITY IS NOT OUR FRIEND

NO OPPRESSED ARE OUR ENEMY

ASYLUM DOES NOT BELONG TO FASCISTS AND POLICE

IT BELONGS TO ACTIVISTS AND THE WORLD OF FREEDOM

WAR AGAINST STATE AND BOSSES

SOLIDARITY TO IMMIGRANTS

Anti-racist Anti-fascist gathering Saturday February 6th at 11am at Propylaia

Open Assembly of Prytaneia

February 3, 2010
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TRIAL UPDATE 3/2/10

THE TRIAL FOR THE CASE OF THE KIDNAPPING OF THE PRESIDENT OF INDUSTRIALISTS GEORGE MYLONA HAS FINISHED FOR TODAY. THIS MORNING MYLONA ARRIVED SURROUNDED BY TEN PRIVATE BODYGUARDS. DURING HIS TESTIMONY HE MAINTAINED THAT HE RECOGNISED POLYS GEORGIADIS BY HIS PHYSIQUE AND HIS VOICE BUT DID NOT SEE HIS FACE. MORE IMPORTANT, THE FUCKING COPS DIDN’T LET SOME OF THE COMRADES GO IN TO FOLLOW THE TRIAL WITH THE EXCUSE “THIS IS NOT A NORMAL ANARCHIST TRIAL” BUT AFTER MUCH PRESSURE MORE COMRADES MANAGED TO GO IN. AT THE END OF THE HEARING THE WIFE OF MYLONA TESTIFIED MOSTLY TO SAY THAT SHE RECOGNISES NEITHER POLYS OR VANGGELIS.

THE TRIAL IS DUE TO CONTINUE THIS FRIDAY AT 9.30 IN THE COURT OF SALONIKI.

FREEDOM TO EVERYBODY LOCKED UP IN CELLS

February 3, 2010
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Protest at the prisons of Grevena


A protest took place yesterday outside the remote prisons of Grevena, in north greece. Slogans were shouted and the prisoners from inside responded. After the protest they returned to the city of Grevena and gathered in the central square of the city.

February 3, 2010
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Against bosses, states and their minions – we come for what belongs to us”

Tension is high across the country. The most farmers’ blockades of highways and other roads go on, entering the 3rd week of struggle with no perspective of coming to an agreement with the government soon. The strike of the egyptian fishermen in Nea Michaniona also goes on. For the issue a demonstration took place in Thessaloniki by the fishermen and people in solidarity and also a solidarity concert was held for gathering of money in order to help the fishermen to continue their struggle. In Exarchia the police continues the provocations and the government continues the announcements of new measures that enrage the population. Also the last week a series of direct actions took place. Some of them are:

23 January: About 20 anarchists invaded a supermarket in Chalandri (Athens), expropriated many things and gave them to people in the area. When leaving they gave flyers that wrote “Against bosses, states and their minions – we come for what belongs to us”. The people were congratulating the comrades.

26 January, 2.38am: Arson attack against some state owned cars in the Old Town of Thessaloniki. The action was claimed by “Arsonists for the materialization of the destructive dream”. They send their solidarity to the prisoner Polys Georgiadis, who is charged for participation in the kidnapping of Mylonas (president of the industrialists) and whose trial is on 2nd of February.

27 January: 3 incediary devices went off around the supermarket Carrefour in Argyroupoli, Athens. The action was claimed the next day. They say that their intention was to burn down the whole building, something that “unfortunately did not happen”. They send their solidarity to Polys Georgiadis and to Vaggelis Chrisochoides, who are both charged for the kidnapping.

28 January: incendiary device went off at the office of Kostas Simitis (ex prime minister, until 2004). The arson was claimed by “Revolutionary Liberating Action”, a group that has claimed some more actions in the past.

The night of 28 to 29 of January many arson attacks took place in Athens and Thessaloniki. The targets were: a local office of New Democracy (ex ruling right wing party), 2 cars of UN, 2 cars of private companies in Athens, and at least 6 luxurious cars in different areas, an ATM and a McDonalds in Thessaloniki.

The night of 30 to 31 of January arson attacks took place at the 18th Tax Office in Neos Kosmos (Athens), at the store of the company ALUMIL (which belongs to the kidnapped industrialist) in Voula (Athens). Also a luxurious car and a diplomatic car were burnt in Chalandri and Neo Psychiko (Athens).

For the last attacks there is no claim of responsibility until now.

February 3, 2010
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Bank cash-machines damages: antiterrorism section called in France

A preliminary investigation is opened since december, about the 5 distinct actions made against banks ( see HERE) in several districts of Paris.
The articles of the bourgeois press inform these actions were coordinated also in Grenoble, and claimed online on several websites.
These cash-machines sabotages should be due to the „Ultra-gauche“.

February 3, 2010
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THE BAD EXAMPLE of an anti-slavery struggle in Salento

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Next February 10, a month after the unrest in Rosarno that showed the whole world the conditions under which poor foreigners live in Italy (exploited, hounded, rejected, deported), the appeal trial in Lecce of some anarchists who fought against modern slave masters a few years ago will come to an end.

If the damned of the earth in Calabria fall victim to the much deprecated forces of “organized crime”, in the area of Salento their hell was the notorious CPT (Center for Temporary Residence—a concentration camp for undocumented foreigners) of San Foca, il Regina Pacis. Kept under guard by the faithful uniforms and managed by blessed cassocks, inside, such violence was perpetrated that it could no longer be concealed by the walls or railings. There were those who had seen, heard and told. It was a huge scandal, and within the palaces of power a certain embarrassment spread. The bishop of Lecce was forced to take up the defense of the one responsible for the center—his altar boy Don Cesare Lodeserto—while it fell to the magistrature to begin the timid investigations. Meanwhile in the streets, rage mounted. While all the sincere democrats demonstrated in favor of legal rights and their norms, the anarchists supported rebellion against the concentration camp and its torturers.

We have just seen how the state—the state that foments war among the poor, by passing xenophobic laws and inciting racial hatred—has intervened in Rosarno to reestablish order: first it deported the rebels in mass, then it arrested a few local mafia bosses. In Lecce, it behaved in the same way, but in the opposite direction: first they arrested the priest who was the author of the abuses of power (in March 2005), then it investigates various anarchists, throwin five of them in jail (in May 2005). Set at liberty again after more than a year in jail, the latter were afterwards condemned in the first degree trial for “association to commit criminal activity” and other specific crimes, while others were sentenced to lesser punishments. Now that the Regina Pacis concentration camphas been closed and the torturer-priest has escaped abroad on a mission in the name of God, the Salentine magistrature would like to settle the outstanding accounts with these enemies of all borders. Not merely to confirm the sentences already inflicted in the first degree trial, but to make them even heavier.

If even for a large portion of the same institutions, the rebellion of the blacks in Rosarno represents an understandable venting, that of the anarchists of Lecce constitutes an unacceptable threat. The slave who rebels against yet another lash of the whip can be partially justified, as long as her fury isn’t too excessive and he quickly returns to the ranks (unless it is later used as an excuse for a mass deportation). Individuals who refuse the role of passive and indifferent citizens, who refuse any party discipline, get repressed without hesitation. Because they give a bad example. The state blames the conspiracy of silence when faced with private violence, but claims it as a civic duty before institutional acts of violence.

The anarchists of Lecce did what the best residents of Rosarno didn’t have the courage to do. They didn’t close their eyes to what was happening, they didn’t call on or wait for anyone, they chose to try to directly stop the infamy that was going on in the field. And they did it without political aims or missionary hypocrisy. They saw human beings in chains and rose up against the slave masters.

This is why they want to condemn them, in Lecce, next February 10.

This is why we cannot let leave them alone.

more enemies of all borders

February 3, 2010
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From Vancouver Sun – by Doug Ward

Anarchist punk ruled on the night of Jan. 22 at Victory Square, in the heart of the Olympic city. More than 200 anti-2010 protesters, some carrying black flags and burning torches, gathered for what had all the hallmarks of a dress rehearsal for the street protests that could erupt during the Winter Games just over two weeks away.

The crowd, mostly young, some wearing bandanas over their faces, had come to march against the “police repression” of anti-Olympic activism. A portable audio system jacked up the energy level with the opening chords of the Rolling Stones’ Street Fighting Man. “Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy,” howled Mick Jagger.

February 3, 2010
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Wednesday, 03 February 2010 Intensity and injuries in prisons Read.

Turn on the bloody morning Diavata prison in Thessaloniki on the occasion of the decision to issue a prisoner.
The other prisoners began knocking the doors of the cells and to swear, and, under unknown conditions, 9 were injured slightly.

At the request of the administration of prisons, police rushed to the spot where it remains until this time, in fear of expansion episodes.

The site found 2 ambulances and ambulance to provide first aid to the wounded.

February 3, 2010
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CLIK ON FOTO!!

CLIK ON FOTO!!
On the 3.2.2010 some anarchists payed a short visit at the greek consulate in Berlin, located at the Wittenberg square. With a banner reading in both greek and german „the passion for freedom ist stronger than any prison – freedom to Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulis“ we raised attention on the situation of the two comrades imprisoned in Greece.

February 2, 2010
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S partners have kept up.
You have just said that WHERE TO ‘YES bear rather the POLYKARPOU Georgiadis and Vangelis Chrysohoides.
ALSO SAID THAT been erected on the steps COPS AHEAD.
The trial has begum a half hour before I was informed that pulled out the half because the world stood up and applauded when

he entered and the first accused and the judge threatened Posh arest them all if not .. go and fighting with cops outside ..

postponement for tomorrow took the trial. Tomorrow in 9.00 important is that were removed by the room of court 10 comrades

afterwards by claping when was heard the name of Vangelis [chrisochoidi] these for today FREEDOM TO ALL IN THE

PRISONS!!

February 2, 2010
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Tuesday, 02 February 2010
Starts in Thessaloniki trial for kidnapping Mylonas

Disappeared remains Vas.Palaiokostas.

It starts today, Tuesday, the Three-Member Court of Appeal of Thessaloniki felonies, the trial for the kidnapping of industrialist Giorgos Mylonas, June 2008.
The dock will sit down … ten of the 11 defendants, including the main protagonist of the case, Vassilis Palaiokostas, remains at large after his escape from prison Korydallos, a year ago.
For the case will be tried on remand Vangelis Chrisochoïdis, Polycarp Georgiadis and Asimakis Lazaridis and seven other people face charges for seven felonies and 17 misdemeanors, as appropriate.
The former president of FING abducted in June 2008 and the hostage-taking lasted for 15 days.
G. Mylonas was released after paying ransom amounting to 10.8 million. So far have found only 5 million.
Please note that the case was heard 18 days before the expiry of 18 months provided for the detention of the accused.

February 2, 2010
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Antifa holds memorial for murdered anti fascists Antifascists gather in memory of fallen comrades

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REMEMBER THE PAST, FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE

16th March 2003. 26-year-old Italian anti-fascist Davide Cesare is
stabbed to death by fascists after leaving a bar in Rome.

13th November 2005. 20-year-old Russian anti-fascist Timur Kacharava
is murdered by fascists in St Petersburg after a Food Not Bombs action.

16th April 2006. 19-year-old Russian anti-fascist Alexander Ryuchin is
stabbed in the heart by fascists on his way to a concert.

21st July 2007. 21-year-old Russian anti-fascist Ilya Borodaenko is
attacked by fascists during the night at a protest camp and dies from
head injuries.

12th November 2007. 16-year-old Spanish anti-fascist Carlos Javier
Palomino is stabbed in the heart by fascists while on his way to a
demonstration in Madrid.

18th January 2008. 18-year-old Czech anti-fascist Jan Kučera is
stabbed to death after confronting a knife-wielding fascist.

16th November 2009. 26-year-old Russian anti-fascist Ivan Khutorskoy
is shot to death by fascists at the entrance to his home.

Today, on Sunday 17th January 2009, Bristol and Czech anti-fascists
gathered beneath the Spanish Civil War memorial in Castle Park to honour
these fallen comrades. Like others before them, they have paid the
ultimate price for their beliefs. We will never forget the debt we owe
to every one of these men and women who gave their lives in defence of
freedom.

But we do no justice to these heroes simply with words and monuments.
While the cancer of fascism threatens, we will continue to attack and
destroy it. And we will not stop until the disease is obliterated.

Even as we remember our fallen, we resolve to fight harder for the
future. Our message to the fascists is simple and defiant – YOU SHALL
NOT PASS!

Related Link: http://www.bristolantifa.org

February 1, 2010
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Incendiary series – Freedom to P.Georgiades-V.Chrysohoides-Groups of diffusion of class hatred

On 2nd of February Polycarpos Georgiades and Vangelis Chrysochoides are sitting on trial as defendants for participation in the kidnapping of the grandindustrialist Milonas in Thessaloniki. The comrades deny the police charges. What they are defending is their choice to stand in solidarity to Vasilis Palaeokostas, to an undisciplined and chased person that many doors in cities and villages would open in order to provide refuge and to house him.

The comrades acted based on value and politically reliably with their personal ways in the paths of refusals and fights. Who is criminal and who is not will not be indicated to us by the penal legislation. This exists in order to safeguard the wealth and the power and does not hesitate to criminalize even the personal acquaintances or behaviors that should be obvious. Who is criminal and who is not is judged by what one recognizes as his interests and by his value code, it is judged by his place and by his choices into the social relations. And as long as oppression and exploitation exist, these are competitive relations, belligerent relations.

In this war, the social and class war, no fighter is alone. Even though the forms of refusals and fights for the freedom are many and different, they are always found on the same side of the barricades. There is a line that connects them, they shared the same goal. The expression of solidarity means the recognition of this line, means the establishment of a real relation in between them, means the proliferation of their dynamics.

Expressing our solidarity and sending our warm greetings to the two comrades that are sitting on trial, we claim the responsibility for the incendiary attacks that took place from 28/1 to 31/1:
-two vehicles on UN in Nea Smyrni
-local organization of ND in Ano Nea Smyrni
-vehicle of General Electric in Zografou
-vehicle of the embassy of Georgia in Neo Psychiko
-vehicle of the ministry of international affairs in Chalandri
-central exposition store of Alumil (company that belongs to Mylonas) in Glyfada
-building of the 18th tax office in Neos Kosmos
-luxurious jeep in Kifisia
-luxurious car in Kalamaria in Thessaloniki
-bank in Kalamaria in Thessaloniki.

In this war, no enemy slips from our scorn and rage. Each Mionas, each industrialist, ship-owner or banker, each boss, owe his generous, conceited and socially detrimental existence to the daily kidnapping and captivity of our life in the labor prisons and the consuming mental hospitals. He owes it to the double and triple pillage of immigrants. He owes it to the continuous flow of blood of dead workers in the areas of exploitation. And they are indebted, they and their whole gang that serves the perpetuation of this situation, from the government officials up to the praetorians and journalists and from the unionists up to intellectuals and all kinds of favoured men.

At least nowadays no one can ruminate easily the fairy tales about social peace. The revolt of December is not forgotten easily and moreover the crisis makes more and more evident the reality of class segregation and exploitation. To the sacks from jobs, the expensiveness and the debts that are already for many a difficult everyday routine, are added now the repeated announcements for new taxes and reductions in wage and pensions. Only a small start of what the bosses study and plan in order to ensure their profits. And the based on the repugnant national ideology arguments for the interest of the country may be activated in order to retain a consent, but soon the prosecutors and the cops will be those that the bosses will need more and more.

If they make programs of stability and growth, we are not to ask simply less hard terms of pillage. Repeatedly this has been proven as a delusion. We premise the movement for the destabilization of the capitalistic system and the destruction of power. The movement that is born by each one of us, when he/she gets selforganized and counters attacks by the ways that he/she selects. The movement that expands as we meet more in the streets, the place where life finds its real meaning. The old world produces infelicity. The old world will be swept.

FREEDOM TO P. GEORGIADES AND V.CHRYSOHOIDES
FREEDOM TO ALL THE IMPRISONED FIGHTERS
FREEDOM TO ALL OF US

Groups of diffusion of class hatred

February 1, 2010
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1.Announcement of “Educators’ Left Direction”:

The government of PASOK under the excuse of the economical crisis and the program of “stability” & “development”, which was prepared under the orders of the EU, started a brutal attack against the payments and the public social Insurance & Health System. Already, the Economy’s Ministry with the decision with protocol’s number 2/4431 of 25-01-2010 decided for the cutback of our allowances to 10%, thing that means at least 50 euros reduction for each month. With the same decision the government excludes from these cutbacks: parliament members, judgements, political officers, army members, police officers etc. PASOK and Nea Dimokratia that through their policies buried Greece under debts, enforce now the citizens to pay for the bill. They can take back the 28 billions that Nea Dimokratia gave to the banks and with this money pay for the debts that they created themselves.
The change on the character of the Insurance System doesn’t only mean reduce of the pensions. Establishment of a system with many „pillars“ has as a target to transfer the obligation for pensions from the state to the workers themselves. To change the Public Social Insurance System to a system with due’s characteristics, part of free market and finally lead us to private insurance. The robbery they did on our insurance bank during the past makes us today waiting for almost two years for the first pension’s money.

Workers,
It is necessary now more than any other time before to join our voices together and show our opposition to the brutal attack against our payment and insurance. The massive participation of all of us in the strike is the only hope to stop this policy, which seeks for one more time from the workers to pay for the crisis.

On 10th February, we STRIKE and FIGHT:

-No cutbacks of our payments and allowances.
-Against the change of the social character of the Insurance System.
-Against the unfavourable change of our working relationships.

2.Announcement signed by several single syndicalists and base’ unions:

PAPANDREOU’S ANTI-WORKING PROGRAMM
HE SHALL TAKE BACK ALL THE PROGRAMM’S FACTS
STOP THE “STABILITY’S PROGRAMM” TERRORISM
GENERAL PANWORKER’S STRIKE ON 10th FEBRUARY

The government’s Stability Program, added with the recent announcements of Papandreou, doesn’t let us time for many words. The government of PASOK cheated openly the workers and brings in reality the pre-election program of Nea Dimokratia. The government of PASOK steps on the road of the country’s destruction, obey to markets, obey to the will of global capital, obey to the European monopolies, to the global non tolerance financial organisations. PASOK is on the government, the rich, the banks, the mega-contractors, the blood-thirsty crows in power. The priminister and his headquarters travel around the global mass media trying to make sure to the new age Conquistadores of the European Commission that they will fight against the workers and folk.
We don’t have many choices. Or we change or we sink. Or the workers will revolt, change the route of the country, break the chains of economical surveillance and debt’s terrorism or we will sink under poverty and bankruptcy of the working class.
The majority of GSEE (Pan-Hellenic Worker’s General Confederation) has chosen their side. They have turned GSEE into a government’s press conference office and into a parallel specialized Working Ministry. GSEE is out of any worker’s mobilizations or either condemns the last ones. GSEE continuously legalizes the fear of the crisis and shouts for workers’ obedience. The non announcement of strike on 10th February together with ADEDY is an arranged effort to back up the government’s plans to hit the rights of public sector’s workers, so all the workers’ rights will be hit later.

We demand from the leadership of GSEE to set the 10th of February as a day of general strike.

Everybody in the streets! For a workers’ rise up, so the government’s program will not come in reality!

3. Announcement from “Revolutionary Workers’ Party” (EEK-trotzkist):

…nothing is over…now we step for…

Everybody in the gathering-demonstration against the “Program of Stability and Development”.

– Down with the “Stability and Development Program – Continues General Strike – Action Committees everywhere – Panhellenic Rage Coordination!

– No “national consent” – no “public consultation” with the bosses. The crisis must be payed by the capitalists – all the power to the workers!

– Brake down the imperialistic European Union, delete the outlands debts and the private debts of unemployed people and workers, expropriate all the capital. For the United Socialistic States of Europe!

February 1, 2010
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FREE ANARCHIST POLYKARPOS GEORGIADIS Trial: February 16, 2005 in Serres


On the 16th of April 2004, plain-clothes cops arrest P. Georgiadis in a street in Thessaloniki and take him to the city’s police headquarters. After detaining him for hours, the media triumphantly present a police scenario about “a bomber having been arrested red-handed”. In the beginning, they present P. Georgiadis as the perpetrator of an unclear number of arsons that have taken place in the city… Finally, they end up accusing him of one “arson attempt” against a car, belonging to a private security company, which was parked in the street where he was arrested.

Denying all charges, he states that as an anarchist he was for long a police target. Even the cops who arrested him admit they knew him because of his anarchist activity. Georgiadis also stresses that passing from the place where he was arrested was part of his daily routine, something that the cops following him knew very well.

His arrest is the result of the desperate and futile effort of the police to solve the case of a series of arsons. Thus, the scenario fabricated contains everything that would help the police restore its prestige: incrimination for any unresolved case and conflicting reports about him having accomplices, so that the cops can claim they have achieved the “neutralization of a whole organization”. The latter leads in raids in houses of comrades and friends of Georgiadis. For the same reason, the scenario soon starts to collapse. The jabber about the “accomplices” will be eventually abandoned, along with the attempts to blame Georgiadis for the …dozens of actions the police was speaking about in the first place. In the end, even for the one accusation remaining, the cops who say they caught him in the moment of action are unable to present the incendiary device that would be supposedly used for the arson. With these fabricated charges, Georgiadis was sent to jail on April 20 and now he is in Koridallos prison of Athens.

His persecution is part of the state’s attack against society and specifically against those who resist, with any way they choose, the projects for the imposition of the modernized dictatorship of control and repression, exploitation and alienation.

Using the olympic games as a pretext and the doctrine of security as a spearhead, the state intensifies this attack, trying to extort the society’s consent and eliminate any social resistance. After all, the submission of society, the breakdown and the isolation of any voice and action of resistance are the most imperative aspirations of Authority. And any success in that level would be the darkest heritage of the olympic games.

Against state terrorism and the fabrication of social consent, we oppose solidarity, being aware that what the state wants when persecuting one militant is not having to deal with all of us.

SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON

FREEDOM FOR ALL HOSTAGES OF THE STATE

Open Assembly of Anarchists-Antiauthoritarians
May
2004

January 30, 2010
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Letter from vasilis Paleokosta in Eleftherotypia greek news paper in athens

First registration: Saturday, January 30, 2010, 18:58

In a letter to “stream” the newspaper “Sunday Eleftherotypia, Vassilis Palaiokostas gives his version of the chase took place in Alepochori last April, nearly two months after his escape from prison of Korydallos helicopter.

Vassilis Palaiokostas in his letter, refers to “physical extermination plan” from ΕΛ.ΑΣ and stresses that the police opened fire in Alepochori, throwing more than 150 bullets in order to kill him.

She blames the way the media (especially electronic) covered the event, the transaction ΕΛ.ΑΣ and made extensive reference to the unacceptable conditions of detention 13,000 prisoners. Also deplores the police violence and arbitrary killings and unjust convictions, and particularly young people.

At the end of his letter, Vassilis Palaiokostas gives a quiz for the Secretary of Citizen Protection, Michael Chrysohoides describing the inter-alia, as “deputy sheriff of a mountain village” and “passionate believer who loves the katadotismou informers and bounty ‘ while referring to the journalists say about the quiz: “Police officers who reported the find to enter the draw for an exclusive interview.

Below the signature and fingerprint by Vasilis Paleokosta.
Saturday, January 30, 2010

GREECE’S most wanted man has been arrested and linked to the kidnapping of a prominent industrialist, prompting a double celebration for police.

Vassilis Palaiokostas was nabbed in northern Greece this week, two years after his audacious prison escape in a hijacked helicopter.

He has been unveiled as the mastermind behind the kidnapping of multi-millionaire businessman George Mylonas, a crime that has ultimately brought him undone.

“We arrested Greece’s most wanted fugitive last night. Evidence shows he is also involved in Greek businessman George Mylonas’s kidnapping,” a police official confirmed.

Police finally caught up with the escapee after raiding a house in Salonica in connection to the abduction of Mr Mylonas.

Three hooded men had snatched Mr Mylonas, 49, as he drove to his home in the same city in June.

He was released unharmed 13 days later, after his family paid a reported $19 million ransom.

Investigators tracked down his kidnappers after one of the men used traceable bills to buy a car.

The arrest has ended a remarkable chapter in the country’s criminal history.

Palaiokostas, 44, and his brother, Nikos, 47, are lifelong criminals with a penchant for armed robbery and extortion who are regarded as Robin Hood figures.

Helping to curry favour during years on the run, they had shared some of their ill-gotten gains with the poor.

In 2006, Vassilis Palaiokostas was languishing behind bars in the maximum-security Korydallos Prison, located outside Athens and home to 2000 of the country’s most dangerous prisoners.

He was serving a 25-year sentence for bank robbery and for kidnapping the owner of a factory that made halva, the Greek dessert.

The businessman in that case was released unharmed after the payment of a $2 million ransom, laying the foundations for Mr Mylonas’s kidnapping and a much larger payout.

In an episode ripped from the script of a Hollywood blockbuster, his brother and an accomplice hijacked a sight-seeing helicopter and forced the pilot to land inside the prison.

Vassilis and another inmate boarded the helicopter as his brother threw smoke grenades to provide cover. Confused guards initially believed they were undergoing a surprise inspection and then declined to fire a shot in anger.

“We cannot shoot down a helicopter flying over busy streets and houses,” one guard explained.

Under threat from a pistol and grenade, the terrified pilot dropped the group at a nearby cemetery, where witnesses saw them flee on waiting motorbikes.

Vassilis’s brother, Nikos, knew the prison inside out – he had broken out of Korydallos in 1990 and was still on the run 16 years later.

Nikos had originally been jailed for a series of bank robberies but was also charged in absentia with the same kidnapping as his brother.

He was captured soon after breaking his brother out of prison.

Police nabbed him after a dramatic car chase through the mountains of central Greece, and he is serving an 87-year sentence.

Although he had a stash of weapons on him when arrested, Nikos was no killer and had to be caught without the aid of informers, with a million-dollar reward going unclaimed.

Vassilis remained on the run until police investigating Mr Mylonas’s kidnapping hunted him down this week.

January 28, 2010
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Chronicle of solidarity protests of those persecuted Vincennes – September 2009 to January 2010


Below is a brief history of the mobilizations and actions taken to solidarity with the persecuted for the burning of the detention center in Vincennes in France. The translation was made by the English version released on the Internet.

The insurections tried on 25, 26, 27 January 2010 for the arson of the prison during the uprising in June 2008.

9/9/2009 – Paris: Triple escape from Vincennes.

19/9/2009 – Paris: Two ATM bank La Poste (a public French bank alleging undocumented immigrants to the cops) burned down in solidarity.

22/9/2009 – Paris: broken all the windows in the building of the Red Cross in the suburb of 9 and written slogans: “undocumented” and “cracked partners.

4/11/2009 – Paris: It is an attack in high school Theophile Gauthier (Highway 49 charenton, suburb 12) in the week of action against the prison. . This voluntary school specializes in education and prison guards and cops do not follow the mainstream secondary schools – offering direct … “vocational rehabilitation. The doors were locked with chains. The facade was covered with posters: “Warning! This form future cops! “,” The guard to monitor, “” Destroy your cell “,” Better than poor and rebellious cop or guard “…

5/11/2009 – Paris: large windows broken in the company Bouygues προάστιο 15. suburb 15. The slogan “build prisons’ left behind.

– 5/11/2009 – Paris: tear the tires on a truck and vans one of the ISS, in solidarity with the prisoners of the new detention center in Steenoekerzel in Belgium, where the company works.

14/11/2009 – Paris: To the Red Cross building in the suburb 10 painted with slogans: “Partners of the Red Cross” and “Fire in detention centers. Also, out of the French Anarchist Federation (FAF) (which published a leaflet in which proposed solutions to the humanization of prisons) are written the slogans: “Partners FAF”, “stinking traitors”, “The FAF wants to humanise prisons let them burn. “

σε 5/12/2009 – Paris: Sabotage banks against expulsions.

Each screen found stuck stickers saying: “Off The bank complained that undocumented migrants to the police. To sabotage the machinery of deportation. Freedom for all “.

The deportation of undocumented migrants is not only the police but by an entire machine, from the employment centers that control them, the humanitarians who handle evictions until the banks regularly “give” to the cops customers.

7/12/2009 – Lyon: ATM and destroyed large windows of a bank BNP against the deportation machine.

9/12/2009 – Paris: hung banners denouncing the banks BNP and La Poste, working with the machinery of deportation: “Destroy the detention centers,” to sabotage the machinery of deportation, “Long live the flames of insurection!”” These banks denounce undocumented migrants, “Solidarity with rebels of the detention center Vincennes».

10/12/2009 – Paris: A bulldozer company Eiffage (manufacturers prison) burnt in solidarity to prisoners who fight and those persecuted for the burning of the detention center in Vincennes. Also there are the remains of pyrpolimenou machinery on the site of the tram in Saint Mandé Paris.

12/12/2009 – Paris: Carry out a march in Belville, with banners “Freedom for all, with or without papers” of about 30 people afisokolloune areas Belville, Menilmontant and Couronnes. Some slogans “denounce immigrants” are written to banks.

16/12/2009 – Paris: It is arson in the architectural office of Alain Derbesse the suburb 14. This office participated in the building of detention centers in Vivonne and le Havre, as in the construction of prison Mans and a police station, and renovation of a judicial building.

– 21/12/2009 – Paris: According to media, many large windows and broken doors in government immigration office. They are slogans written “Fire in detention centers. Also reported a similar attack in October in Lille.

22/12/2009 – Grenoble: broken large windows in shops and Bouygues stencil written: “The Bouygues building prisons.”

23/12/2009 – Paris: March, stencils, posters, slogans on banks in regions Barbes and Goutte d’Or: “Fire in the prisons,” The cops are pigs “,” Government war = war on the poor “k . … s

Thousands of notices and pamphlets to passers-sharing and shout slogans like “Freedom for all with or without papers” and “Pigs cops Killers” …

. – 1/1/2010 – Paris: At midnight, fireworks and dynamitakia fall around the detention center of Villepinte and Vincennes, shout slogans for “Freedom!” To greet the prisoners.

9/1/2010 – Paris: Progress in Montreuil.

For 2 hours, about 20 people decorated the subway, banks and streets with hundreds of posters and slogans.

This course was as follow paths in areas Bellville and La goutte d’Or.

    SOLIDARITY WEEK

16/1/2010 – Paris: “Because you do not have to expect 15,000 people to act against what destroys us”

. There is progress in eastern Paris, a sign with undocumented workers, and the persecuted of Vincennes. Tramway Porte des Lilas,Menilmontant, The course went through the sites Tramway Porte des Lilas, and then in Menilmontant, which made strikes. Hundreds of posters and trikakia used, and major roads blocked. Exerted pressure on banks and other partners of the machine expulsions. Visit was 2 and other sources were strikes.

, 16/1/2010 – Bordeaux: moving about 100 people on a site the company Bouygues, and then in office. Posters cover the entire entry.

16/1/2010 – Angers: Moving with banner ‘Solidarity to the alleged arsonists in the detention center Vinennes “. Posters decorated town: for the week of solidarity and Sternokerzeel detention center in Belgium.

18/1/2010 – Paris: Arson at bank La Poste, in the suburb 19. Is it written the slogan “The La Poste expel. Solidarity! Vincennes “

– 19/119/1/2010 – Lyon: Write slogans on banks BNP and offices Vouygues.

– 19/1/2010 – Μπεσανσόν: a Butte. – 19/1/2010 – Besançon: Fireworks solidarity to prisoners in jail La Butte. “On 19/1/2008, Ivan and the Bruno (after the Isa, Farid and Juan) were arrested and imprisoned at Vincennes charged with involvement in the fight against the deportation machine. This case has not been heard yet. Και And even pay for it. On 19/1/2009 burned the detention center in Bordeaux, a storage center, people waiting for their deportation. On 19/1/2010 a companion was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment on charges of assistance (such as meat, media and entertainment) to the prisoners than the prison. . Now even he rots there.


19/1/2010 – Bordeaux: noisy demonstration by 250 people, fireworks, smoke canisters and trikakia.

– 20/1/2010 – Grenoble: Many banners and posters hung in the city.

– 21/1/2010, Grenoble: scaled sized banks from the center and the Hotel Ibis in the shop and Bouygues.
Large windows broken at a store Bouygues.
Many slogans are written in the city.

. – 23/1/2010 – Paris: Sabotage to 27 ATM.

23/1/2010 – Paris: Moving solidarity. Γίνονται περίπου 15 συλλήψεις, ένας κρατείται. Made about 15 arrests, one was accepted.