March 16, 2010
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latest news, 12-13-14-15 March 2010 FROM GREECE





Friday 12th March 2010

  • The trial of the fascists about the events of the past days in Chania town on Crete island started today. Among them a well-known fascist Mr Karefylakis, responsible for organizing many fascistic teams in the town who act against immigrants and people who support the immigrants. The fascists are already sure that they will not be judged after being backed up by Nea Dimokratia and LAOS (right wing and fascistic parliament parties) who are involved in para-judge cycles.
  • The Confederation of Blind People condemns the pigs that they sprayed tear-gas in front of their faces during the General Strike demonstration in Athens, despite that the pigs could make out that the protesters of the certain block were blind because of the well-known white sticks they used to hold on their hands.
  • The rector-ship of the Polytechnical University in Athens called for a senate after many pressures from students because of the entrance of cops in the Campus of Zografou district on 21st February (watch older update). The announcement:

Decision of Rectors’ Senate in National Metsovian Polytechnical University, Athens

12th March 2010

We are witnessing a period when the government takes a frontal assault against the rights of youth and workers. On the opposite side has already become apparent the social discontent which is reflected in the mass struggles and strikes throughout the latter period.

The attack on Asylum is part of the government policy and it is part of the plan is to remove social achievements.

The Asylum is a historical achievement and had an important role for the struggles after the fall of the military junta. As this is non-negotiable for the entire academic community and therefore must be condemned, from any part of the Academic Community, any police intervention in asylum areas; interventions which can happen from the police authorities after the law of Ms Giannakou.

The Polytechnichal Community with full awareness of the deserved political responsibility and under the fact that we have defended the Asylum during limit and critical situations, both for the building complex at Patission Street and for the Polytechnical Campus in Zografou district, after the recent events on Sunday 21st February, we state that:

A. The invitation of police forces does not face the alleged violent actions by unknown persons which take place in the Institutions. In contrast, it upgrades the feeling of fear in the Higher Educational Institutes and contributes to the upgrading of repression and debate on the need for removal of Asylum law.

B. The decisions to break the University Asylum require the consent of the Senate (collective expression of the university community). The assignment of the decisions’ rights to the Rector Shapes according to the Frame-law of Ms Giannakou is a trap and must not be applied.

C. The certain decision of the Rector-ship on 21st February can not and also must not create a precedent. Because there is a risk to get to what was experienced recently in the German Universities, namely braking the Asylum against the student and popular movement and the free movement of ideas.

D. The polytechnical community will not tolerate any discussion of abolishing or restricting Asylum.

Saturday 13th February 2010

  • Actions on the Exarcheia square against heroin dealers and other state repression methods still go on. And to remind for one more time: after the election of the new social-democratic government in October, the Exarcheia district were occupied by special pigs’ forces any single night. After the resistance of the residents to this occupation, the government decided to move the heroin dealing in Exarcheia. We shall not also forget the cases that some kilos of heroin were also found on war-ships of NATO.
  • Info Demonstration through the district of Chalandri against the government’s and EU’s economical measures. In the action participated out-parliamentary communistic organizations and residents of the neighborhood.

Fotos: http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1143351

  • Intervention in a speech of Anna Diamantopoulou, education minister, by unpaid and unemployed educators. The fiesta of the minister had to make with the new laws for the education structures she wants to vote, a new structure that gives less money for education and employs less teachers. On the video, one of her body-guards tries to push away the protesters and his gun appears on common view.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQr8tl7CRCY&feature=player_embedded

  • Intervention in front of a church in Ioannina town. The protesters raised placates asking for the church fund property to be transferred to the public sector and ceperate the church’s relationships with the government.
  • Action in Thessaloniki in memorization of anarchist Lambros Fountas, killed by cops on 10th March 2010. Ten luxurious, government and privet security services vehicles were looted all around the town.

Sunday 14th March 2010

  • Free translation from anarchy press:

“Crowd Management “, another name for repression.

Practical and immediately began to be expressed the solidarity of Chancellor Merkel and the German state to Georgy (Greek priminister) and the Greek state.

That’s why today departed for Berlin the head of Greek Police Mr E. Oikonomou and the director of Special Violence Crimes’ Treatment Division (anti-terrorist division) Mr Alkiviadis Tzoitis, in order to meet in the base of German Federal Police for Crime’s Prosecution with their counterparts there “to exchange experiences and lessons for dealing on topics about models of big cities’ policing, the organization and function of police units for searching and investigating serious forms of organized crime and terrorism, the protection of VIP’s, as well as best practices regarding the management of a large number of protests and demonstrations“.

What seems to be in their immediate priorities, is directly
related to the “management of the crowd” of the oppressed people and they are well aware that soon they will be kicked away by this crowd … But the plans always fail as the people’s wisdom say and especially when these plans are published shamelessly …

Also this visit can not be considered as irrelevant by the analysis of the staffs of those in power, which show that the confrontational mood of the people is already in high levels.

It would be wise from the side of the managers of powers to know that it will not be possible to “manage” the crowd and to suppress the anger of the oppressed people, when the anger will explode …

Monday 15th March 2010

  • The fascistic attacks on Creta island still go on. Early in the mourning fascists looted immigrants’ cars.
  • Workers of Public Electricity Company squatted symbolically the offices of OAED (public job office) in Alimos district of Athens, Ptolemaida town and Megalopoli. The workers condemn their wage and pensions cut-outs, stating also that the government dismisses workers while the working hours of employees get more and more. The workers also announced a 48-hours on 16th and 17th of March.
  • The building of Imathia Prefecture in Veroia town squatted since early in the mourning from workers of United Textiles who are not paid for the last 12 months of their work. They also ask for the factories to start functioning again condemning the bosses that made profits against them and then shut down the business. The workers will also squat the building tomorrow. Meanwhile their co-workers of ELITE shoe factory are unemployed for four months now despite the government’s promises that the shoe factory would not be closed.
  • The doctors of Aglaia Kyriakou Childcare’s Hospital in Athens and University Hospital in Larissa town under job retention since today. The doctors are not payed since November for their extra hours, when the hospitals are open during nights etc. They also condemn the lack of doctors, nurses and equipment in the hospitals which get under danger the lives of patients. On 24-hours strike tomorrow the nurses all around Greece against the cut-outs of their wages and condemning the lack of nurses in hospitals all around Greece.
  • The Federation of Benzine-stations Owners announced a 24-hours strike on 18th of March.
  • Wine producers and wine traders blocked the Corinthe – Tripolis Highway at Nemea town condemning economical facts of their sector and the lack of state support to farmers.
  • 5 persons of the 11 arrested during the General Strike demonstration in Athens are accused with heavy crimes. One of them must stay in pre-jail custody according to the “hoodie-law” which was voted by the last government. The judge authorities decided to pre-jail him despite the photos which prove that on the time of his arrest his face was not covered.

Photos of the certain arrest, the guy with the Rastafarian, scroll down: https://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1143651

Video of the certain arrest, 2’32” – 2’46”: http://current.com/items/92318003_greek-general-strike-athens-protests-a…

Photos – Video (In front of the prosecutor’s office today while the arrested comrade was stepping in front of the “justice” authorities. The pigs did not hesitate to attack against the protesters and let the blood of one of them run on the ground):

March 16, 2010
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poster from athens for a demo 20/3 for memorial TO ANARCHIST LAMBROS FOYNTAS

poster from athens for a demo 20/3 for memorial TO ANARCHIST  LAMBROS FOYNTAS
THE ANARCHIST COMRADES FROM GREECE THE CALL A DEMO IN THE PLACE WERE THE COPS KILL OUR COMRADE LAMBRO FOYNTA 20 OF MARCH ATHENS DAFNI…AREA.

March 15, 2010
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STICKER FOR OUR COMRADE LAMBRO…


THE STICKER FOR LAMBRO IN ATHENS SAYS:

THE HATE IS GROWING…. THE STORM IS COMING !!!

…one day we will meet again comrade, and it will be just as you always dreamed…

YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE WITH US LAMBRO…
SIDE BY SIDE ON THE BARRICADES !!!

translation : by actforfreedomnow! from Greek to English for our comrade lambro!

March 15, 2010
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Solidarity initiative for C. Stratigopoulos, A.Bonnano in Athens Greece 17/03/10

Let’s say things as they are…
CRIMINALS AND ROBBERS
ARE THE STATES AND THE CAPITALISTS

1/10/2009 Expropriation of a bank in Trikala.
The same day anarchists Christos Stratigopoulos and Alfredo Bonanno are arrested. Still today they are imprisoned in one of democracy’s hellholes.
A democracy that knows how to punish its sworn enemys.

Especially for A.Bonanno, – the 73 year old comrade with a long and multiform contibution to the international subversive anarchist movement
-Who has serious health problems,the revengeful imprisonement puts his life in immediate danger.
JUST LIKE EVERY HOSTAGE OF THE STATE, CHRISTOS AND ALFREDO ARE NOT ALONE.

Wednesday, March 17th, 19.00pm, Politechnic, Gini building.
Discussion
-Video Projection about the prosecution of anarchists in italy.
-Intervention from a comrade former co-accused of C.Stratigopoulos and A.Bonnano
-Information from the defence lawyers.

FREEDOM TO ALFREDO BONANNO AND CHRISTOS STRATIGOPOULOS AND ALL THE FIGHTING PRISONERS

translation to English from actforfreedomnow!

March 15, 2010
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March 15, 2010
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Guardian: Undercover policeman reveals how he d UK's violent activists


RePost | 14.03.2010 11:13

Useful for those who want/need to know. Funny how these violent activists are not contrasted with the police, which the video links to the deaths of at least 3 people. His ‘chilling account’ is hardly chilling – he got involved in a few demonstrations that turned violent. Nothing that chilling. Still, the Guardian has a history of writing pro-police rubbish. Worth watching though, and it sounds like the undercover spy’s voice can quite easily altered to reveal the original voice should anyone have any questions about who he is….

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/14/undercover-policeman-infiltrated-violent-activists

“An officer from a secretive unit of the Metropolitan police has given a chilling account of how he spent years working undercover among anti-racist groups in Britain, during which he routinely engaged in violence against members of the public and uniformed police officers to maintain his cover.

During his tour of duty, the man – known only as Officer A – also had sexual relations with at least two of his female targets as a way of obtaining intelligence. So convincing was he in his covert role that he quickly rose to become branch secretary of a leading anti-racist organisation that was believed to be a front for Labour’s Militant tendency.”….

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/mar/14/undercover-policeman-infiltrated-violent-activists

March 15, 2010
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A suspected member of Spanish terrorist group Eta has been arrested in London.

Eta petrol bomb attack file pic

Garikoitz Ibarlucea Murua is accused of several petrol bomb attacks

Garikoitz Ibarlucea Murua is accused of a series of petrol bomb attacks between 1999 and 2002 in the turbulent Basque region of northern Spain.

He is alleged to have taken part in the bombings of the homes of two town councillors, the offices of a daily newspaper and social security department, and a railway station.

It is the third such arrest in a week – a suspected Eta member was stopped at Lisbon airport on Friday, while another was caught in Normandy last Sunday.

Ibarlucea, 29, was detained in Soho, London, and is set to appear at the City of Westminister Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

He will face deportation proceedings.

Scotland Yard said: “Garikoitz Ibarlucea Murua was detained on behalf of the Spanish authorities under a European Arrest Warrant alleging ‘terrorist offences’.”

Ibarlucea was first arrested by Spain’s paramilitary Civil Guard in October 2002.

After being held in prison for four months, he was released on provisional bail by an investigating judge at the National Criminal Court.

But he failed to turn up for his trial in October 2006 and an international warrant for his arrest was issued two months later.

Eta has waged a 40-year campaign for independence in the Basque Country, an area that stretches across the French-Spanish border.

The group has been blamed for 828 deaths since its separatist campaign began.

This year, more than 30 suspected Eta members have been arrested, many in France which has long been used as an Eta hideout.

March 14, 2010
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Vandals hit police station, 11 patrol cars MONTREAL CANADA



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Updated: Sat Mar. 13 2010 11:40:11 AM

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Windows were shattered, computers damaged and graffiti was printed over 11 police patrol cars and a police station overnight Saturday.

Just after midnight, a group of 15 to 20 people vandalized the police station on the corner of Notre Dame St. W and Dominion St. in Little Burgundy. The building houses the traffic division for Centre-Sud and is not occupied in the evenings, explained police.

The letters FTP and ACAB, meant to mean “F— the police” and “All cops are bastards,” were also written in graffiti on the walls of the building, confimed police.

They broke windows of 11 police vehicles in the parking lot of the station.

“They damaged a couple of on-board computers. They also broke windows of the police station and wrote grafitti on some walls,” said Montreal police Const. Daniel Lacoursiere.

At least three on-board computers were damaged at a cost of $5,000 each, said police.

Neighbours called police

An eyewitness told CTV’s Derek Conlon the group was in the parking lot, where there were no bright lights or cameras.

A nearby resident, who preferred not to be named, said he heard noises from his home.

“We heard some noise, (which) sounded like glass breaking, but we weren’t sure. We stepped out on the balcony and saw 15 to 20 people running down the street, dressed in black, their faces coverd in black. It was a bit scary to see,” the resident told Conlon.

The man said he called 911.

Police arrived ten minutes later, but the vandals were gone, said the neighbour.

No arrests have been made so far.

Lead up to anti-brutality march

The annual police anti-brutality demonstration takes place Monday, and police say they anticipate the possibility of more vandalisms leading up to the event.

The demonstration against police brutality, which has become marked violent altercations between protestors and police, led to over 200 arrests last year.

March 14, 2010
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news from the press


Grigoropoulos judge quits trial

The judge presiding over the trial of two policemen charged with the murder of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos in Exarchia in December 2008 quit yesterday, complaining that the prosecution lawyers had cast doubts about her impartiality following her questioning of testimony given by a witness to the shooting.

“I cannot take anymore. My impartiality has been questioned before the trial has even begun,” Angelita Papavassileiou, said. She condemned the behavior of lawyers on both sides, accusing them of “turning this court into a wrestling ring even though I know you drink coffee together.”

Papavassileiou’s withdrawal came after the two prosecution lawyers said they would quit due to the judge’s interpretation of some laws.

It is unclear who will preside over the court on Wednesday when the trial is to resume with testimony from a friend of the dead teenager who had been with him on the night of the shooting.

March 13, 2010
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for lambro


For the guerrilla Lambros who was killed by enemy bullets. A reflex – a sample of our tangible anger on hearing the news of the murder.
Yesterday morning found the path destroyed and set on fire!10 goverment CARS and 2 luxury vehicles and ONE security van in many different areas of THESALONIKI. These for the moment … THE WORST IS COMING !!

March 13, 2010
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more from the media press

Police forensic experts yesterday were comparing the fingerprints and DNA of a 35-year-old man killed in a shootout with police in southeastern Athens on Wednesday with forensic evidence gathered from the sites of various terrorist attacks and bank robberies.

Police were examining the contents of a cell phone and laptop found at the home of Lambros Fountas in the district of Ambelokipi, near central Athens. Officers also raided the homes of Fountas’s relatives and those of individuals believed to have had links with the 35-year-old. Among the individuals summoned by police to testify is a woman alleged to have been romantically involved with Fountas over the past three years. According to sources, the woman claims to have had no inkling of the 35-year-old being involved in terrorist activities.

Police yesterday also interviewed the director of a private diagnostic clinic in Ambelokipi where Fountas worked. According to the director, Fountas had asked to take Thursday off, saying that he had to take his mother to her hometown. This revelation is believed to have confirmed police suspicions that the 35-year-old had been involved in plans to carry out a terrorist attack on that day.

Fountas and another two suspects were seen trying to steal a car from the southeastern district of Dafni early on Wednesday. Fountas was killed in a shootout with police who surprised the suspects.

Based on the results of forensic tests carried out on evidence found at the scene, police believe that one of the other two suspects had participated in a recent attack carried out by Revolutionary Struggle.

March 12, 2010
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LAMBROS OUR COMRADE!


The struggle of those who fight against all forms of power, who are anxious that each moment should not be wasted and who stubbornly maintain the belief that we are capable of creating a free and non-authoritarian world, is as distant from any kind of mythology or fiction as the earth is from the moon.

This struggle has had, has and will have countless casualties; dead, captured, and people who desist because they lose hope or compromise themselves because the powers that be have found the low or high price to buy them off.

Those seeking saints, martyrs or messiahs, or heroes and mythical beasts, are ultimately no different from those who do not miss the opportunity to point the finger at the scoundrels, the black sheep, the criminally suspect and those who politically have already lost. Both the superior beings depicted by one side and the extremist creatures from the other are equally expendable. In either case the purpose is to keep everyone sedated and docile, despite what the proponents of either side might claim.

Some ecstatically speak of those ‘sacrificed’, while the others piously try to measure the political loss. It is of little importance whether this convergence is achieved due to fanaticism or delusion, ignorance or expediency, for reasons of political visibility and survival or practising dogmatism. Those who are supposed to object shout to convince everyone that they have unfinished business with them, but this fraud is difficult to conceal. But so be it. This scenario is true and played to death, but the beaten path is always the most secure. Always? Or maybe it is not?

The following words, and those preceding them, are not the product of an obligation or sense of duty. Nor are they part of any revolutionary obituary. They are far away from and hostile to any attempt to mythologizing, ownership, engaging or disengaging, against the mud slung and the depreciation, which authority is already trying to spread after the disclosure of the identity and photograph of a dead “terrorist” following a gunfight with cops in Daphne. Lambros Fountas, who fell dead in a shootout with the crew of the police squad car in the area of Daphne is known for his anarchist activities.

From his years as a high school student he was socially active and would later join the anarchist group MAVRO AGATHI (Black Thorn), who issued the DROMI TIS ORGIS (Streets of Rage) ‘zine/pamphlet/serial. He was active and participated in marches, rallies, social conflicts, demonstrations, flyposting, discussions and social events.

(Streets of Rage) ‘THE MAGAZINE

He was one of the thousands of young people not enrolled at the time with any political youth party involved in the student occupations, demonstrations and clashes prior to and after the murder of Professor N. Temponera in Patras. Those young people were inspired by the insurrectional events of January 1991 as well as anarchist ideas and practices that they appropriated with a vitality which words are incapable of describing. The anarchist group Black Thorn, until its dissolution, participated in the Co-operation of Anarchist Groups and Individuals for Social Solidarity and Diverse Action.

During the occupation of the Polytechnical University of Athens in 1995 for the anniversary of the 1973 Uprising, Lambros Fountas was among the 504 who were arrested by the repressive state forces that invaded the university grounds on the morning of November 18th. He was, therefore, among so many young people of a generation that the politically correct were quick to describe as lost. Among all those who chose their partners’ hand and travelled the 1990s from protest to protest, from roadblock to roadblock, standing in solidarity with passion in every social aspect, who chose to confront power with their rights and their wrongs, their differences amongst themselves and their stubbornness, confounding the authority that wanted them to simply be passers by in the social struggles. Not that there weren’t any such people. Quite the contrary. Since then I have met up with Lambros and been side by side many times in marches, roadblocks and clashes.

We solemnly believe that what the people who fight leave behind them, is what they really contribute and is not superficial to the liberation process from the shackles of oppression and exploitation. This is a legacy that transcends any needs, decisions and choices.

Because the means are not an end in themselves and don’t differentiate those fighting, but rather reveal possibilities, they don’t sanctify those who choose one or another form, nor do they put anyone on a pedestal. There are no unknown comrades who have been unfairly lost. Nor is the point principally, in these situations, the search for operational errors.

Equally, however, we do not agree with the logic that explanations are the privilege of priests, initiates or those well-educated in internal affairs or with those who deal with cases and craft scenarios all the time, that the answer may begin and end with motto: loss is a necessary evil. Our position must be straightforward and outspoken.

We close, saying goodbye to Lambros with an Indian wish (and certainty):”The next time (we meet) will be better!”
“Anarchist Archive of Athens 11/3/10 complitle translationfrom actforfreedomnow in memory and honor to my friend and comrade lambro.

March 12, 2010
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After the end of the big demo in Athens a group of people approached the Ministry of Culture in Bouboulinas from the back street (Zaimi), walked into the parking and set on fire a STATE VAN which was parked in the internal courtyard of the Ministry.

in memory of the comrade Lambros.

Everything continues …

March 12, 2010
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Raids on houses and surveys

According to some MME.attack in 7 houses already done by the police prosecutor present on the occasion of the tussle in

Daphne, which resulted in the death of Lambros tassel from the bullets of the cops. They argued that journalists,

investigations will continue throughout the night, and outside of Athens have been raids on houses and Thessaloniki, Crete, Larissa.

Continuing terrorist campaign of “anti” terrorist

According to several media and leaks of national security, as such, upon being informed of his death Lambros tassel that fell

dead after shootout with cops in Daphne, continuing ‘at home’ inquiries (as baptized state raids) .

There has already been invaded and investigations in 15 HOUSES have questioned 20 people and became a home invasion inKiato, after the generous subscriptions citizen residents whose interrogating terrorism.

Kiato, after the generous subscriptions citizen residents whose interrogating terrorism.

March 12, 2010
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From anarchist comrade Giorgos Voutsis Bogiatzis

11 Μarch 2010

a few words from prison

Comrade Lambros was a real fighter and an example for all of us. True rebel, sworn enemy of inaction. Austere, sober, selective, determined. UNTIL THE END, HEAD of himself. Furthermore, he did not fall into the trap of making a contract with his life. A contract with life is for those who get divorced into the selection of the legal transaction.
Consider these not-so-grand, but honest words, as a last farewell to a comrade and freedom fighter

Let history speak …
March 11, 2010