November 20, 2009
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Excerpts from the most recent “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” communiqué

Two brief excerpts from the most recent Conspiracy of Cells of Fire communiqué, published after a bomb was set off outside the house of Mimis Androulakis, a turncoat communist – current government MP. The first excerpt explains why Androulakis was targeted, whilst the second one refers to their relationship with (and contains their critique of) the anarchist-antiauthoritarian scene. It is true that after sneering at the potential solidarity movements in their previous communiqués, there is an awkward silence, while at the same time the number of warrants and arrests concerning this case regularly grows.

According to Mimis Androulaki’s bio: …he took part in the antidictatorial struggle and was prosecuted by the junta. He was a member of the Coordination Committee during the November 1973 student uprising in the Polytechnic School. Leading figure of the Left for over 20 years. In 1993 he left the political scene after publishing a book with propositions on how to restructure the center-left political forces. He was elected MP of the PASOK socialist party (currently in power) in 2004 and has written many books…

“Now let’s go back to our main topic; the “sensitive intellectual people” should stop pretending they are surprised and cease uttering humanitarian excerpts from prayer books on the non-use of violence. [The history] of revolution was written and shall be rewritten with conscience and blood, texts and bullets, bombs and imprisonments, struggles and disappointments, noble thoughts and rude actions. Those who speak of unjustifiable revolutionary violence are those who justify the violence in detention centers, prisons, jobs, schools and the army. They are those who explicitly declare every time that “things used to be different in the past”… The ease that left-wing intellectuals talk about the old “fair” violence during the period of Resistance [WW II] and the antidictatorial struggle is due to the fact that only they have the privilege of democracy to have their voices heard. The reason is simple. They are the same people that renounce all kinds of revolutionary violence today, while they have the profile of a fake “militant” past.”

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“Lastly we want to clarify something and emphasize something else. Often, in fact in almost all our communiqués, not only do we criticize strongly the institutional and social police, but also the anarchist-antiauthoritarian scene. We have our origins from and (most of us) were active in it; we met friends and enemies there, we organized ourselves and discovered the lack of organization, we laughed and were let down, a scene we never betrayed, although many a time some from its clergy and their supporters “betrayed” us; it is a scene that gave birth to the new urban guerrilla. This is not a hostile statement against anarchy as a whole; in contrary it is a critique of the anarchist ideology, a breach with the slowdown of the alternative-anarchist lifestyle; in a few words: a revolution within the revolution… this is our contribution to the formation of new perspectives and practices, which aims at “hosting” all the comrades that do not fit in the official anarchist ideologies; all those deniers that cannot find their place in the orthodox social behavior, the traditions and the cliques of the anarchist-antiauthoritarian scene. Finally, we want to point out that from now on we will engage intensively in expanding the urban guerrilla tendency. Within this framework we inaugurate the collaboration of our teams: From now on the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the Guerrilla Group of Terrorists will form an alliance in order to promote social challenge. Some Cells will continue collaborating with the Nihilist Faction. We both know that our appeal is addressed to the minority, but it is very substantial. Our priority is to widen our tendency within the radical part of the antiauthoritarian sphere and the “healthy” cycles of law-breakers. The attacks and the fire signals coming from Crete to Thessaloniki, fill us with strength and confirm our conviction that “If not now, then when? If not us, then who?”

November 19, 2009
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Today, on the 19th of November, the trial also honor the memory of Ivan "Bonebreaker"

Khutorskoy, held by antifascists, took place in Chernihiv (Ukraine). In silence, holding the banner ( “Vanya’s portrait * * 16th of November has been killed by Nazis, “” We will not forget, we will not forgive 16/11/2009), antifascists has walked down the central city’s streets, giving a leaflets, explaining the situation to passers-by (who could not understand what was going on).

November 16, 2009
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Yesterday evening, Monday the 16th of November, 26 year old anti-fascist Ivan “Vanya Kostolom” Khutorskoy was shot to death at the entrance to his hom

according to some information with two shots to his head. Yesterday evening, on Monday the 16th of November, 26 year old anti-Fascist Ivan “Vanya Kostolom” Khutorskoy was shot to death at the entrance to his home at Khabarovsk Street in the East Side of Moscow, according to some information with two shots to his Head.

Vanya was a great figure in the Russian anti-fascist movement, and I am sure many people will write down their memories of him in thedays, months and years to come. Vanya was a great figure in the Russian Anti-Fascist movement, and I am sure many people will write down their memories of him in thedays, months and years to come. But as of today most of his friends are too angry and too shocked, at the loss of this friend and comrade. But as of today most of his friends are too angry and too shocked, at the loss of this friend and comrade.

My first memories of Vanya are from around 2004, I was running anarchist distro at a concert in R-Club. My first memories of Vanya are from around 2004, I was running Anarchist Distro at a concert in the E-Club. By that time I wasn’t going to gigs too often, so most of the faces were unknown to me. By that time I was not going to Gigs too often, so most of the faces were unknown to me. It was before the period when after the murder of Sasha Ryukhin when Moscow hardcore went completely underground. It was before the period when after the murder of Sasha Ryukhin Moscow hardcore when I went completely underground. Thus the concert was openly announced, and you could not be sure who was around. Thus the concert was announced openly, and you could not be sure who was around. So I was a bit wary of the skinhead crowd, especially this one big guy. So I was a bit Vary Skinhead of the crowd, especially this one big guy. But there was no reason to worry, Vanya being there was actually the best guarantee that any trouble would be handled. But there was no reason to worry, Vanya Being There was actually the best guarantee that any trouble would be handled.

I do not know where Vanya got his nickname “Kostolom”, “Bonecrusher”. I do not know where Vanya got his nickname “Kostolom”, “Bonecrusher.” Maybe it was some kind of joke, as it is hard to imagine a more friendly and humorous guy than Vanya. Maybe it was some kind of joke, as it is hard to imagine a more friendly and Humorous guy than Vanya.

Last time I saw Vanya was at the “No surrender” mixed martial arts tournament, organised on the 10th of October this year in Moscow. Last time I saw you, Vanya at the “No Surrender” Mixed Martial Arts Tournament, organized on the 10th of October this year in Moscow. The tournament was organised in memory of another murdered anti-fascist, Fyodor Filatov. The tournament was organized in memory of another murdered anti-Fascist, Fyodor Filatov. Vanya was the referee, as seen in the photo above. Vanya was the referee, as seen in the photo above. Vanya was well-trained in Sambo, a martial arts developed in Soviet Union which is still popular in the region. Vanya was a well-trained in Sambo, a martial arts developed in the Soviet Union which is still popular in the region. He he had some success in tournaments and he achieved the degree of Candidate for Master of Sports of Russia. He he had some success in tournaments and he achieved the Degree of Candidate for Master of Sports of Russia. He also competed in arm-wrestling. He also competed in the arm-wrestling. This was one of the reasons that made him especially feared and hated among Nazis, since they attempt to picture their enemies as weak alcoholics and junkies. This was one of the reasons that made him especially feared and hated among Nazis, since they attempt to picture their enemies as weak alcoholic and junkies. Few Nazis could match up to Vanya in a fair fight, this is why they attacked him with razorblades, screwdrivers and knives, and when even that did not work out, with a gun. Few Nazis could match up to Vanya in a fair fight, this is why they attacked him with Razorblade, screwdrivers and knives, and when even that did not work out, with a gun.

Before that my last meeting with him was outside the Ska-P concert last May. Before that my last meeting with him was outside the ska-Z concert last May. None of my friends had enough money to pay 30 euros for a concert of Spanish ska-punkers, but we decided to give out free anti-fascist papers outside. None of my friends had enough money to pay 30 euros for a concert of Spanish ska-punk, but we decided to give out free anti-Fascist papers outside. After all, on the concert poster the group was in anti-fascist t-shirts – not a big thing in Spain, but something for which a musician may have to pay with his life in Moscow. After all, on the concert poster the group was in the anti-fascist t-shirts – not a big thing in Spain, but something for which a musician may have to pay with his life in Moscow. Thus handing stuff outside was not any worse than leafletting random people at the street. Thus handing stuff outside was not any worse than leafletting random people at the street. Vanya and a number of other people were asked to cover us. Vanya and a number of other people were asked to cover us.

The reaction of semi-yuppie clubbers and punks to our papers was mixed – obviously many were there just to party. The reaction of semi-yuppie clubbers and Punks to
our papers was mixed – many were obviously there just to party.
Then a phonecall – another group of comrades was in a trouble few kilometers south, followed by a larger mob of Nazis. Then a phonecall – Another group of Comrades was in trouble a few kilometers south, followed by a larger mob of Nazis. Our cover had to move to clear things out. Our cover had to move to clear things out. I had no plans for a fight that evening, but I had little choice – having distributed anti-fascist papers to hundreds of people, going wandering around afterwards alone could easily end up with 5 inches of steel between my ribs. I had no plans for a fight that evening, but I had little choice – having distributed anti-Fascist papers that hundreds of people, going wandering around afterwards alone could easily end up with 5 inches of steel between my ribs. So I had to stick with the crew. So I had to stick with the Crew.

We met with the other mob and regrouped. We met with the other mob and regrouped. Vanya warned about not attacking as soon as Nazis were in sight due to the fact that they would figure out that they were outnumbered and just run away and never get caught. Vanya warned about not attacking as soon as Nazis were in sight due to the fact that they would figure out that you were they Outnumbered and just run away and never get caught. But people could not hold themselves back. But people could not hold themselves back. 100+ meters was way too much distance to close the gap, Nazis ran to alleys and jumped over some fences, no one was caught. 100 + meters was way too much distance to close the gap, the Nazis ran Alleys and jumped over some fences, no one was caught. I was in bad shape so I could not run as fast as the rest, Vanya simply didn’t run because he knew it was pointless. I was in bad shape so I could not run as fast as the rest, Vanya simply did not run because he knew it was pointless. So we were left behind the mob with some girls who avoided being in the frontline, and together we took a look around if any Nazis had hidden in an alley to our side. So we were left behind the mob with some girl who avoided being in the Frontline, and together we took a look around if any Nazis had hidden in an alley to our side.

Later that evening, another regroup – some asses kicked, some more missed opportunities. Later that evening, another REGROUP – Some Asses Kicked, some more missed opportunities. But it would be pointless to tell all these stories – while I was an unusual guest, for Vanya beating up Nazis was as routine as waking up in the morning. But it would be pointless to tell all these stories – while I was an unusual guest, Vanya for beating up Nazis was as routine as waking up in the morning. To tell one of these stories would be to tell nothing, as there are hundreds of them. To tell one of these stories would be nothing to tell, as there are hundreds of them.

Vanya was a common face in the punk scene since the beginning of the century. Vanya was a common face in the punk scene since the beginning of the century. Anti-antifa websites have large galleries of him, the oldest photos with a mohawk hairstyle. Anti-antifa websites have large galleries of him, the oldest photos with a mohawk hairstyle. He was not in the first Moscow Antifa generation which got together around spring of 2002, but when he joined up in 2003-2004 he stayed for good. He was not in the first Moscow Antifa generation which got together around spring 2002, but when he joined up in 2003-2004 he stayed for good.

Sometimes, after such tragedies, there is a kind of sad body-snatching match going on where everyone wants to claim a dead hero – that was the case for example with Stanislav Markelov, who, while still alive was a prankster who told to anarchists that he was a social-democrat, and to trotskists and stalinists that he was an anarchist, just to frustrate everyone. Sometimes, after such tragedies, there is a sad kind of body-snatching match going on where everyone wants to claim a dead hero – that was the case for example with Stanislav Markelova, who, while still alive was a prankster who told it that Anarchist He was a Social-Democrat, and the Stalinist trotskists and that he was an Anarchist, just to frustrate everyone.

With Vanya, any such post-mortem claims would be a misrepresentation any way you look at it, as every clique and crew in the scene considered him one of their own, and he was respected and loved by absolutely everyone. Vanya with, any such claims for post-mortem would be a misrepresentation any way you look at it, as every clique and crew in the scene considered him one of their own, and he was respected and loved by absolutely everyone. Vanya considered himself a RASH skinhead, which did not hold back the apolitical and patriotic Moscow Trojan Skinheads from considering him as one of them. Vanya considered himself a RASH Skinhead, which did not hold back the apolitical and Patriotic Moscow Trojan Skinheads from considering him as one of them. Anarchists of course considered Vanya one of the anarchists, and it is true that Vanya had an anti-authoritarian and social position and was always ready to provide security for anarchists events. Anarchist Vanya of course considered one of the anarchists, and it is true that Vanya had an anti-authoritarian and social positions and was always ready to provide security for anarchist events. But he did not live for activism – he lived for the streets and for punk rock. But he did not live for Activism – He lived for The Streets and for punk rock.

He was as sharp as a razorblade, and he finished his juridical studies at the Russian State Social University with a “red diploma”, that is a diploma “with excellence” given to students in the region of the former Soviet Union who have almost exclusively the best possible grades. He was as sharp as a Razorblade, and he f
inished his Juridical Studies at the Russian State Social University with a “red diploma” that is a diploma “with excellence” given to students in the region of the former Soviet Union who have almost exclusively the best possible grade.
As there are few people with juridical studies in the scene, I had some hopes that Vanya would join the ranks of the activist lawyers when he would retire from street fighting one day – even before he was murdered, Stas Markelov was overhelmed with legal cases from our movement and had trouble in dealing with them alone. As there are few people with Juridical Studies in the scene, I had some hope that Vanya would join the ranks of the activist lawyers when he would retire from street fighting one day – even before he was murdered, STAS Markelova overhelmed you with legal cases from our movement and had trouble in dealing with them alone. Vanya and Stas knew each other well, and Vanya also provided security to some press-conferences held by Stas. Vanya and STAS knew each other well, and Vanya also provided security to some press-conferences held by STAS. Most recently Vanya worked as a lawyer in “Deti ulitsy”-center (“Children of the street”), which works with street children and other children with difficulties. Vanya most recently worked as a lawyer in “Deti Ulitsa” Center ( “Children of the Street”), which works with street children and other children with difficulties.

Of course people now ask why he went to his flat that evening, although his address was posted all around in the Nazi websites. Now of course people ask why he went to his flat that evening, Although his address is posted all around you in the Nazi websites. Vanya often stayed in other places. Vanya often stayed in other places. Maybe he had some important business with his family, maybe he just spit in the face of death, having survived so many attempts on is life. Maybe he had some important business with his family, maybe he just spit in the face of death, having survived so many attempts on is life.

Vanya was jumped the first time in 2005 and his head was cut with a razorblade. Vanya you jumped the first time in 2005 and his head was cut with a Razorblade. This incident was recorded with a CCTV camera and used in a TV documentary of NTV channel, which is available online here: This incident was recorded with a CCTV camera and used in a TV documentary of NTV channel, which is available online here:

http://rutube.ru/tracks/663741.html?v=242f56ae5e0dca6e5c9d77cc8558fb5d . http://rutube.ru/tracks/663741.html?v=242f56ae5e0dca6e5c9d77cc8558fb5d. Next time, in the autumn of the same year, they attempted kill him – his neck was punctured 6 times with a sharpened screwdriver, which is a popular weapon among Russian Nazis as it punctures deeper than a knife. Next time, in the autumn of the same year, they attempted kill him – his neck was punctured 6 times with a sharpened screwdriver, which is a popular weapon among Russian Nazis as it Puncture deeper than a knife. Any of these strikes could have been lethal, but miraculously none of them hit arteries and he survived. Any of these strikes could have been lethal, but miraculously none of them hit artery and he survived. This incident was also recorded to a CCTV camera, but cops had little interest in investigatingand they didn’t even check the recording! This incident was also recorded that a CCTV camera, but cops had little interest in investigatingand they did not even check the recording! It took more than half a year for Vanya to fully recover from this attack. It took more than half a year for Vanya to fully recover from this attack.

In January of this year, Vanya was stabbed in his stomach during a street fight, this wound was almost lethal as well but he survived. In January of this year, Vanya was stabbed in his stomach during a street fight, this lethal wound was almost as well but he survived. And now, when everything else failed, Nazis decided to use guns – they finally succeeded. And now, when everything else failed, Nazis decided to use guns – they finally succeeded.

Vanya’s father died a few years ago, he is by his mother and his sister. Vanya’s father died a few years ago, he is by his mother and his sister. Donations to support friends and family with funeral costs are welcome, you may use Yandex-money account 41001411894609, or in case you do not know what that is, you may donate through ABC-Moscow: http://www.avtonom.org/donate . Donations to support friends and family with funeral costs are welcome, you may use Yandex-money account 41001411894609, or in case you do not know what that is, you may donate through ABC-Moscow: http://www.avtonom.org/ Donate. But in this case write to ABC-Moscow about your plans (abc-msk AT riseup DOT net, and also indicate in transfer that it is “for Kostolom friends and family”. But in this case write to ABC-Moscow about your plans (ABC-MSK riseup AT DOT NET, and also in the transfer indicate that it is “for Kostolom friends and family.”

November 11, 2009
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A 1 hour and 16 minutes documentary about the intense year of fight after the murder of the antfascist comrade Carlos Palomino in Madrid. 11/11/2007

There are wounds that even time can’t close, as the one opened in our hearts when our brother, friend and comrade Carlos, when going to fight against racism, was killed by a neo-Nazi military.

Something inside us died that day. But also a strong feeling of endless reassurance to fight against fascism and injustice was born. Antifascism in Madrid is since then more united and organized than ever. Antifascist groups have honored every day 11 by attacking the sites, the symbols and the accomplices whos hands were stained with the brave blood of Carlos.

Carlos, we promise you we wont stop fighting until the last breath, and your smiling face will contemplate how Madrid is and will be the tomb of fascism.

THE BEST HOMAGE IS TO CONTINUE FIGHTING

Watch video:

http://theplatform.nuevaradio.org/index.php?blog=3&p=937

En castellano:

http://theplatform.nuevaradio.org/index.php?blog=3&p=784

Download O.S.T:

http://theplatform.nuevaradio.org/index.php?blog=2&p=789

Photos of Antifascist November 2007:

http://theplatform.nuevaradio.org/index.php?blog=4&p=472


Contact broadcast/distribution:

documentalcarlos at gmail dot com

www.carlosvive.net

November 10, 2009
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10.11.2009 BofA windows smashed Broken Windows

This week, three large windows were smashed on a Bank of America branch in Chicago. You can probably guess why. Spooky shit like this has been happening more and more often. If you’re not creeped out yet, just you wait. See you soon!

In solidarity with whoever wants it,

The Monster Squad, Cell of Shattered Glass

November 10, 2009
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Pour la Police, il est membre de la bande des ”braqueurs en noir”. Giannis Dimitrakis s’est fait arrêter lors d’un braquage le 16 janvier 2006 et il a été condamné à une peine d’emprisonnement de 25 ans. Il y a quelques jours, le (récemment baptisé) ministère de Protection du citoyen (ex-ministère de l’Ordre Public) a mis à prix les autres membres du groupe à 600 000 euros, en diffusant parallèlement qu’ils ne sont pas seulement des braqueurs mais aussi membres d’organisations terroristes.

L’anarchiste, Giannis Dimitrakis, 30 ans aujourd’hui, parle pour la première fois, des prisons de Domokos, où il est détenu, de ses camarades mis à prix, de la récente attaque du Commissariat de Agia Paraskevi 1, de l’organisation ”Conspiration Cellules du feu”2, tout en répondant au ministre de Protection du citoyen, M. Michalis Chrisochoïdes, qui a déclaré : ” C’est la guerre”.

Au braquage du 17e janvier, où tu t’es fait arrêter, se sont enfuis, selon les autorités, Simos et Marios Seïsidis et Grigoris Tsimonis, qui ont été mis à prix, il y a quelques jours, par M. Chrisochoïdes pour 600.000 euros.

Tu penses qu’il y aura des gens qui vont donner des informations ?

Effectivement, les autorités, quelques porte-plumes sans honneur et certains hôtes permanents des écrans télévisés3 ainsi que le ministre de l’Ordre Public, et non pas comme le gouvernement aime bien l’appeler de ”Protection du citoyen”, ont créé la scène pour les potentiels chasseurs de têtes. Comme on sait aussi que les gestionnaires du pouvoir politique essaient toujours d’infuser à la société la mentalité du mouchardage et de la dénonciation mutuelle. Parfois par des menaces et parfois par toute sorte de récompense. Heureusement, la société grecque consciente, celle qui reconnaît son ennemi, à cause de tous les maux qu’elle doit, soit aux terroristes gouvernementaux, soit aux élites économiques, et non pas à trois anarchistes poursuivis, a résisté historiquement à des telles pratiques, et je crois que c’est ce qui va se passer aussi maintenant. Pourtant, comme il y a et il y a toujours eu des aspirants inspecteurs Clouzot et des inspirées Agatha Cristy, je dois les prévenir que si beaucoup de gens ont apprécié le mouchardage il n’en a jamais été de même pour les mouchards …

Selon toi, ils risquent d’être bientôt arrêtés ?

Cela, je ne le sais pas et j’espère que cela n’arrivera jamais. Ce que je sais, c’est que s’ils se font arrêter, ni les chômeurs ne trouveront de travail, ni les salaires n’augmenteront, ni ceux qui luttent jour et nuit, en courant comme des esclaves entre deux et trois boulots, ne verront leur vie changer.

Tu penses qu’ils vont se rendre sans combat ?

Je considère qu’il n’y aura pas de combat au sens strict du terme, échange de coups de feu. Car, tout simplement, ils vont jamais être arrêtés. Je sais et j’en suis sûr qu’ils luttent quotidiennement afin de rester libres. Les hommes, vous voyez, aiment la liberté.

Qu’est-ce que tu ferais si t’étais à leur place ?

Exactement la même chose. Moi aussi j’éviterais mon arrestation, qui, vu la situation, signifierait ma condamnation sûre pour tout crime commis après le 16 janvier de 2006, date du braquage à la Banque Nationale.

Quel message leur enverrais- tu de la prison ?

Mon amitié et mon amour, ils savent qu’ils les ont. Donc, je leur dirai une phrase que Kazantzakis avait dit : ”Je me sens comme si nous donnions de la tête contre les barres de fer. Beaucoup de têtes vont se casser, mais au bout d’un moment, les barres aussi vont se casser.

À ton avis, à quoi sert cette mise à prix ?

Je considère que l’initiative de la mise à prix fait partie de la planification médiatique du ministère de l’Ordre Public afin de contribuer à l’image que le gouvernement veut faire passer : qu’il a du travail. Malheureusement, ce plan qui passe par la militarisation du quartier d’Exarcheia avec des forces policières démesurées et bien sûr, par une remise au premier plan des affaires de lutte armée, tel que ministre l’a dit lui même, aboutit à la mise à prix des trois camarades.

N’oublie pas que les preuves
présentées pour impliquer dans des groupes de guérilla urbaine, ne sont que des nouvelles, qui circulaient à travers des rumeurs de la Direction Générale Policière d’Athènes dans des journaux, il y a quelques mois.

Pour moi, tout ça n’est qu’un artifice médiatique et probablement, la fabrication d’une excuse pour l’incapacité opérationnelle de la Police à trouver des personnes qui procèdent à des actions.

Tu verras que dans l’avenir, nous allons entendre des excuses genre ”vu que nous ne pouvons pas trouver les poursuivis, qui sont des terroristes, comment allons -nous démêler le nœud de la lutte armée ?”

Tu veux dire que le gouvernement fabrique des terroristes ?

C’est la seule chose de sûre. Ils le font depuis des années. C’est une tactique stable du gouvernement afin de prouver qu’il est capable d’agir.

Tu penses que la attaque récente au Commissariat de Agias Paraskevis est une réponse à la mise à prix ?

Ceux qu’il l’ont fait vont vous répondre avec un manifeste. Mon avis est totalement non valable. Demandez plutôt à vos collègues, les journalistes, qui, non seulement ils connaissent tout, mais ils savent aussi très bien de juger et de condamner. Ils sont devenus et juges d’appel et procureurs et présidents.

Il circule des rumeurs émanant des services de police, que toi et tes soi-disant complices, vous n’êtes pas seulement de simples brigands mais êtes aussi membres d’organisations terroristes. Qu’est-que tu as à y répondre ?

Écoute. Les seules choses pour lesquelles nous ne sommes pas encore accusés, sont le trafic de drogue, le proxénétisme, le viol de jeunes filles et l’idolâtrie satanique.

Je sais que beaucoup d’esprits riches en imagination dans des services de police s’excitent avec le mélange de tout ça, et sincèrement je m’excuse de les décevoir en leur disant que ces choses se passent uniquement dans les films américains qu’ils regardent et les livres qu’ils lisent.

Selon la Police, vous faites partie de la bande des ”braqueurs en noir”. Quelle est ta réponse ?

La ”bande en noir” est un titre journalistique ou policier inattentif et riche en imagination qui n’a aucune base réaliste et qui continue d’être utilisé par les médias, malgré le fait que dans le procès qui a eu lieu, il s’est bruyamment écroulé. Comme ils continuent, jusqu’à aujourd’hui, de m’imputer sept braquages, malgré le fait que j’ai été innocenté pour six d’entre eux, et de dire que je possède d’énormes sommes d’argent, alors que le tribunal a pris acte du fait que l’argent venaient du milieu anarchiste.

Et tout ça, au moment qu’ils savent que cette extraordinaire organisation n’a jamais existé et surtout, pour ce qui est des trois amis et camarades pour lesquels, des mandats d’arrêt ont été décernés avec des preuves qui me paraissent ridicules.

Et quoi qu’il en soit, il faut dire un truc qui est une question de sens commun : les cameras dans les banques, sont de vieille technologie et elles montrent les couleurs en noir et blanc. Les braqueurs, vous savez, ont l’habitude d’aller à la banque avec des vêtements de couleurs foncées. …

Tu as justifié ta participation dans le braquage, où tu t’es fait arrêté, en parlant d’ expropriation/aliénation. Qu’est qui différencie l’expropriation du braquage habituel ?

La différence réside dans le sujet, même si pour moi, ces deux termes sont aussi éloignés de la réalité que les termes politiques. Pour qu’un individu appelle son action ”expropriation”, il faut qu’il passe de sa réaction naturelle envers les conditions d’aujourd’hui dans lesquelles il vit, à sa position consciente révolutionnaire, qui n’est que la lutte contre tous les dominants de ce monde. La différence réside dans le sujet qui donne sens à son acte.

La banque que tu as braqué, par la suite, a subi des nombreuses attaques incendiaires et a été obligée de fermer. C’était une vengeance en ta faveur de la part de certains ?

Tout d’abord, je ne sais pas si cette banque a fermé. Quoi qu’il en soit, les attaques qui ont eu lieu quand j’étais arrêté, étaient évidemment des manifestations de solidarité. Pour la plupart des gens, la banque constitue un mécanisme économique cruel qui épuisent quotidiennement des milliers des familles. Et tout le monde sait que les colosses financiers sont responsables de la crise économique actuelle, qui est payée par le peuple.

Tu te définis comme ”anarchiste”. Tu crois à la lutte armée ?

Plusieurs formes de lutt
e se sont formées au sein des mouvements sociaux. Chacun choisit la forme d’action qu’il pense comme étant en accord avec la nécessité politique de la société dans laquelle il vit. Je pense personnellement qu’aucune condition historique ou objective ne peut faire qu’on laisse un moyen de lutte aux oubliettes de l’histoire. Au contraire, nous vivons dans une époque très violente, où les états exercent du terrorisme au niveau global.

Il y a quelques jours, avait lieu l’attaque du Commissariat d’Agia Paraskevi. Es-tu d’accord avec ce genre d’attaques ?

Ce qui importe, c’est comment ces attaques sont perçues par la société, et non par l’intermédiaire de la propagande médiatique. Moi, je ne suis ni critique ni estimateur des actions de lutte armée. Je n’ai jamais revendiqué un tel titre et je ne pourrais jamais le revendiquer.

Certains anti-autoritaires disent que, quand des policiers qui ont été blessés par les coups de feu, c’est la violence policière qui est punie. Es-tu d’accord avec cela ?

Que l’on ne le veuille ou pas, les représentants en uniforme de l’ordre et de la sécurité, comme on les appelle, ont associés leur existence à la répression et à la violence : avec des tirs au hasard, des viols de femmes, de morts d’immigrés dans les Commissariats de Police, des coups, des tortures, des actes arbitraires, des humiliations, et beaucoup de choses qui se déroulent dans leurs locaux ou dans la rue. En tenant compte de cela, chacun doit tirer ses propres conclusions.

Pourtant, la logique de la responsabilité collective, n’est-pas le plus grand fascisme ?

Cette logique doit être recherchée dans les gagnants des conflits historiques socio-politiques, qui l’ont transformée en tactique habituelle. Le fait que certains rendent tout ce qu’ils ont reçu depuis des années, peut être ça gêne d’autres, mais que faire ? Qui sème le vent récole la tempête.

Tu penses que nous entrons dans une phase de violence armée sans lois ? Par exemple, jusqu’à aujourd’hui, aucune femme n’a jamais été blessée. Que dirais-tu sur ces ”coups aveugles” ?

Je ne sais pas s’il s’agit de ”coups aveugles”. Tout ce qui a eu lieu ces dernières années fait partie d’attaques contre des cibles qui historiquement appartiennent au système autoritaire de répression et de tyrannie de la société. Je n’ai jamais vu un simple citoyen pris pour cible.

Quels sont-ils tes sentiments pour la tentative de meurtre d’une fille de 23 ans ?

Vous devriez mieux aller demander à ceux qui ont été tués par des policiers.

Faut-il que des jeunes de 19 ans soit pris pour cibles ?

Ceux qui ont tirés ne l’ont évidemment pas fait parce qu’il s’agissait de jeunes. Ils ont tirés pour d’autres raisons, qui évidemment n’ont rien à voir avec leur âge. Ceux qui l’ont fait, nous expliquèrent.

Il y a quelque temps, que des jeunes à Halandri ont été arrêtés, accusés d’avoir participé à l’organisation ”Conspiration de Cellules du feu”4. Sont-ils des terroristes ?

Terroristes sont ceux qui nous condamnent à une mort lente. À une vie sans vie. Ceux qui ont manipulé des jeunes de 19 ans afin de changer la route de leur défaite électorale prévue.

Si tu pouvais t’enfuir, tu le ferais ?

Je te réponds avec un slogan ”La passion pour la liberté est plus forte que toutes les cellules”.

Qu’est-ce que tu répondrais à la déclaration de M. Chrisochoïdes ”nous avons une guerre” ?

Les gens pourraient croire que la déclaration de M. Chrisochoïdes concerne exclusivement les personnes qui se lancent dans des attaques armées contre des cibles étatiques ou autres. Mais une analyse plus attentive montre que cette guerre est lancée de manière diachronique contre les classes sociales sensibles. C’est la guerre depuis longtemps. C’est juste qu’ils ne l’avouent pas. Ces cris de guerre qui partent de derrière les bureaux ministériels et les nombreux gardes du corps, je ne sais pas quelle est leur utilité.

Qui ne devrait pas dormir tranquille en Grèce désormais ?

Ceux qui ne dormaient pas non plus auparavant.

Y-a-t-il une chose que tu regrettes ?

Je prends chaque décision après une longue réflexion et selon mes principes et les valeurs que je défend. Et je suis prêt à les défendre avec ma vie. Jusqu’à la fin.

Comment vois-tu ta vie future ?

À travers la phrase philosophique ”Carpe diem” ….

Novembre 2009

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Six policiers ont été blessés, dont deux grièvement, mardi 28 octobre 2009 dans des tirs d’arme automatique sur un commissariat dans la banlieue nord d’Athènes.

Deux hommes à moto se sont arrêtés avant d’ouvrir le feu sur des agents de garde qui se trouvaient devant le commissariat situé dans le secteur d’Agia Paraskevi à 21h40 locales. Une cinquantaine de coups de feu auraient été tirés. Six policiers ont été blessés, dont deux grièvement. Les agents de police de garde étaient tous assez jeunes (parmi eux, une femme de 23 ans et un homme de 19 ans).

La responsabilité de l’attaque n’a pas été revendiquée mais les soupçons se portent plutôt sur le groupe ”Secte de Révolutionnaires” – qui est la responsable des attaques les plus violentes à sang froid- que la ”Lutte Révolutionnaire Populaire” (E.L.A.).

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2 La police grecque a annoncé samedi 7 novembre 2009, l’arrestation d’une Grecque de 22 ans pour son appartenance présumée à un groupe issu de la mouvance anarchiste et auteur d’attentats sans victimes. La jeune femme est selon la police l’une des membres présumés de ce groupe, “Conspiration des cellules de feu”, qui étaient recherchés depuis l’arrestation fin septembre de quatre premiers suspects, âgés de 20 à 21 ans. Ces derniers ont été inculpés depuis pour “appartenance à une organisation criminelle”.

3 Phénomène habituel à la télé grecque : les émissions politiques invitent des personnages politiques, économiques, des médias, ou bien qui n’ont rien à voir, pour discuter sur l’actualité. Par la techniques du zoom, ils mettent leurs gueules l’une à côté de l’autre, encadrées comme une mosaïque. Le résultat, c ‘est un spectacle de disputes ridicules et artificielles sous le prétexte de discussion.

La “Conspiration des cellules de feu” a revendiqué une vague d’attentats à l’aide d’engins incendiaires et explosifs contre des domiciles et bureaux de personnalités et quatre églises orthodoxes, dans le sillage des événements de décembre 2008.

Le groupe a notamment revendiqué un attentat à l’explosif le 30 octobre contre le domicile athénien de l’euro-députée et ex-ministre conservatrice Marietta Giannakou.

Une attaque similaire provoquant des dégats matériels et utilisant une charge explosive placée dans une casserole a visé vendredi l’immeuble ou réside un député du parti socialiste au pouvoir, dans la banlieue est d’Athènes.

La “Conspiration” avait aussi signé le 3 décembre 2008 une action à l’engin incendiaire contre le bureau de l’Agence France-Presse à Athènes, en “solidarité” avec les neuf membres du “groupe de Tarnac”, alors inculpés pour des dégradations contre des lignes TGV en France.

Et d’autres nombreuses actions …

November 2, 2009
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On the 2nd of Novemeber 2009 the Cabinet of the Nepalese Government passed into Law a declaration which formally ends monkey farming in Nepal and provides a framework for the rehabailitation and release of all the monkeys currently in the farm by a foundation to be setup by Nepalese campaigners.

Whilst it was always expected, we can now conclusively state that Nepal’s monkeys have been saved from vivisection…BY LAW!!!

This legally binding agreement represents the final hurdle for international primate rescue groups to assist in the rescue operation; with one Dutch group already having offered support and others having publicly offered assistance before, we are hopeful for a swift and successful release operation.

The only problem with the declaration was that the Nepalese Government chose to offer NO financial assistance to the rehabilitation foundation…instead they are expecting external funding for the project, so soon we are expecting to take responsibility for nearly 400 hungry mouths with limited funds to sustain them!

The monkeys are still being “cared for” by the breeders, who will receive compensation in exchange for the animals and the farm, (to be handed over to the campaign foundation). The hope is that the farm, once successfully converted, will also serve as a rehabilitation sanctuary for other wildlife once the monkeys have been released.

The current estimate is the project will cost around ?100 per monkey, or about ?40,000, and take 6-12 months to successfully complete. A fundraising campaign is urgently being established by a European campaign group, and activists are preparing to go to Nepal, (entirely at their own expense), to provide logistics and operations support to the campaigners setting up the foundation.

More information will follow soon about the fundraising campaign, but we sincerely hope we that can rely on your continued support to finish this incredible grassroots campaign in fairytale style!

For the animals…

October 29, 2009
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INSURRECTIONIST ANARCHISTS SALUTE BONANNO WITH DIRECT ACTION

Alfredo Bonanno, the pioneering figure of insurrectionist theory and practice, was arrested by the Greek state on the grounds of “bank robbery”. A group of insurrectionist anarchists destroyed an ATM in Istanbul in solidarity with Bonanno, covered the location with red paint, drew symbols of anarchy and put up a banner demanding “FREEDOM FOR BONANNO”.

The target of the action which emphasized that insurrectionist solidarity can only be showed by direct action, was chosen symbolically to refer to the allegation of “bank robbery” made by the patrons of the system. “What’s breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?”

REBELLION, ACTION, ANARCHY!

FREEDOM FOR THE PRISONERS!

Note: Below are the photos of the action.

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İSYANCI ANARŞİSTLER, ALFREDO BONANNO’YU EYLEMLE SELÂMLADI

Yunanistan devleti tarafından ‘banka soygunu’ gerekçesiyle tutsak edilen, isyankâr teori ve eylemin öncülerinden Alfredo Bonnano, İstanbul’daki yoldaşları tarafından eylemle selâmlandı. 12 Ekim gecesi İstanbul/Kadıköy’deki Yapı Kredi Bankası’na ait bankamatik şubesi, kalabalık bir isyancı anarşist grubu tarafından tahrip edildi. Şubenin yanındaki duvara “FREE BONANNO-BONANNO’YA ÖZGÜRLÜK” yazılı, İSYANCILAR imzalı pankartı asan isyancı anarşistler, bankamatiği tahrip ederek çevreye ANARŞİ yazılamaları yaptılar ve şubenin tamamını kırmızı boyayla boyadılar.

İsyancı dayanışmanın isyancı pratikle hayata geçirileceğine vurgu yapan bu eylemde hedef olarak bir bankanın seçilmesi de sistemin efendilerinin Alfredo Bonnano’ya yönelik ‘banka soygunu’ suçlamasına sembolik bir atıf anlamı taşımakta. “Banka kurmanın yanında banka soymak nedir ki!”

İSYAN, EYLEM, ANARŞİ!

October 29, 2009
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INTRESTING LINKS FOR ALFREDO M. BONANNO

�έα/News/Informaciones/Haberler Alfredo Bonanno, Christos Stratigopoulos International

�έα/News/Informaciones/Haberler Alfredo Bonanno, Christos Stratigopoulos International

“Grecia-Greek-Yunanca”
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http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1086197

https://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1086074

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_0_03/10/2009_111243

http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1085979

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“Δ°talian-italiano-Δ°talyanca”
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http://www.informa-azione.info/grecia_sullarresto_di_alfredo_bonanno_e_christos_stratigopoulos

http://www.blitzquotidiano.it/cronaca-italia/terrorismo-arrestato-in-grecia-lanarchico-alfredo-bonanno-per-rapina-113971/

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Castellano-Spanish-Δ°spanyolca:
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http://invisible.entodaspartes.net/2009/10/03/alfredo-maria-bonanno-y-otro-hombre-fueron-detenidos-en-grecia/

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“English,Ingles,Δ°ngilizce,:”

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http://libcom.org/news/bonanno-arrested-greece-suspicion-involvement-armed-bank-robbery-03102009

http://www.newstin.com/go-to-link/148576138/http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_0_03/10/2009_111243

http://geographicalmedia.com/headline/anarchist-bank-robber-caught

http://www.occupiedlondon.org/blog/2009/10/02/98-alfredo-bonanno-and-a-yet-unnamed-46-year-old-man-have-been-arrested-in-greece/

http://thesugarbeetbhoy.wordpress.com/

http://www.ekathimerini.com%2F4dcgi%2F_w_articles_politics_100010_03%2F10%2F2009_111243

http://slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=8381

http://anarchistnews.org/?q=node/9797

http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Alfredo-M.-Bonanno

http://www.brightonactivist.net/node/2230

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/10/439086.html?c=on#c233855

http://slackbastard.anarchobase.com/?p=8381

http://www.anarchistnews.org/?q=node/9797
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/10/02/18624272.php

http://www.newstin.com/rel/us/en-010-018826120

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_politics_0_03/10/2009_111243

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/10/439086.html

http://www.newstin.com/tag/us/148457719

http://www.newstin.com/tag/us/148576138

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/10/439086.html?c=on#c233855

http://theanarchistlibrary.org/texts-sorted-author#BonannoAlfredoM

http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=y&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blitzquotidiano.it%2Fcronaca-italia%2Fterrorismo-arrestato-in-grecia-lanarchico-alfredo-bonanno-per-rapina-113971%2F&sl=it&tl=en&history_state0=
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“Polish,Polska,Polonyaca”

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http://cia.bzzz.net /grecja_alfredo_bonanno_i_gracki_anarchista_aresztowani_za_napad_na_bank

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“Porteguesse,Porteguese,Portekizce:”
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http://www.midiaindependente.org/pt/blue/2009/10/455817.shtml

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“Turcos,Turkish,TΓΌrkΓ§e:”
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http://istanbul.indymedia.org/news/2009/10/258267.php

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“Bonanno’nun” Kitap/Fanzinleri (Δ°ngilizce) Δ°ndirebilirsiniz, Γ§evirin, daΔ�Δ±tΔ±n:
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http://www.anti-politics.net/distro/available.html

http://zinelibrary.info/search/node/bonanno

Silahlı/Silahlanmı� Ne�e
http://zinelibrary.info/armed-joy

http://zinelibrary.info/apart-obvious-exceptions

Filistin, benim a�kım
http://zinelibrary.info/palestine-mon-amour

Anar�istler ve eylem
http://zinelibrary.info/anarchists-and-action

Anar�izm ve Ulusal Kurtulu� Mücadelesi
http://zinelibrary.info/anarchism-and-national-liberation-struggle

http://zinelibrary.info/insurrectional-project

http://zinelibrary.info/anarchist-tension

http://zinelibrary.info/riot-insurrection

http://www.natterjackpress.co.uk/menu/downloads.php

Hırvatça �evirili Metinler:
http://zinelibrary.info/croatian-translation-anarchist-tension-alfredo-m-bonanno

Sesli Kitaplar (Δ°ngilizce)
http://www.audioanarchy.org/rss.xml

October 28, 2009
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ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 28 (UPI) — Greek officials say they are offering a reward of $887,000 for information leading to the arrest of the “robbers in black.”

Michalis Chrysochoidis, the newly appointed citizens’ protection minister, told reporters Tuesday the robbers, identified as brothers Simeon and Marios Seisidis and Grigoris Tsironis, are wanted not only for a 2006 bank robbery but for possible links to anarchist groups accused of domestic terrorism, the Athens newspaper Kathimerini reported.

The reward offer comes days after Chrysochoidis called for the reopening of the investigation of the November 17 anarchist group, some of whose suspected have been serving long jail sentences since it was broken up in 2002, the newspaper said. The government says domestic terror groups in Greece are making a comeback.

Sources told Kathimerini forensic evidence has linked one of the “robbers in black” with a 2007 attack on a former judge’s private guard and to a later shooting at an Athens police station claimed by the group Revolutionary Struggle.

October 23, 2009
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In the UK, we hear a lot about a strong autonomous Antifa movement in Germany. Could you give us a bit of an idea how this has come about?

Interview with German anti-fascist group TOP Berlin


The autonomous Antifa is part of the radical left movement which developed following 1968. After the protests of the early 1970s had faded, the radical left seemed to be in a dead-end. A large part of the left occupied itself with the debate over the armed struggle of the RAF and other armed groups, as well as with their conditions of imprisonment. Another part organized in orthodox communist splinter groups. Although strong in numbers, by the early 1980s both approaches had lost contact to societal discourse and struggles.

The autonomous movement reacted to that with a changed concept of politics. Change should be begun now, instead of waiting for a far-off revolution to take place. The more anarchist outlook of the ‘autonome’ led to a relocation of focus from class struggle to the sphere of reproduction. Therefore struggles for adequate housing, over local planning issues and against large projects like the construction of Frankfurt Airport and a large Mercedes testing-road in Northwest Germany became important. The struggle against organised Nazis had always played a role for the radical left. Since the foundation of the NPD in 1969 and its electoral success in the following years there had been protests against its conferences and other events. An autonomous antifascism could follow on this tradition.

Organised neo-Nazis were seen as posing a threat to the living conditions of those on the radical left, who felt that their occupied houses and autonomous youth centres were under threat. In addition, the struggle against the neo-Nazis was understood to be a revolutionary struggle as the Nazis were perceived as the storm-troopers of the pre-fascist Federal Republic. This system would make use of the Nazis to suppress social and radical left movements. In the 1980s it was possible to achieve wide mobilisation with this analysis. In the early 1990s, however, as a wave of pogrom-like riots and attacks on asylum seekers swept through the country, the radical left found that with this analysis it was not in a position to do anything against it. Racist and fascist ideas seemed to be held by a large part of the population.

Under the impression that the autonomous movement lacked the ability to intervene, many activists founded small autonomous Antifa groups. In order to combine their potentials and become capable of action of a national level, in 1992 they founded the ‘Antifaschistische Aktion-Bundesweite Organisation’ (AABO) and a little later the ‘Bundesweites Antifatreffen’ (BAT). The AABO attempted to establish a stable organisation while the BAT aimed purely at creating a network of autonomous groups. Both attempts proved successful in mobilising large numbers of people against the few Nazi marches which took place in the 1990s. Their meaning decreased significantly, however, as nationwide mobilisation against Nazi marches became problematic, due to the sheer number of marches taking place. In addition, analysis hadn’t advanced much further from the 1980s. Antifa was understood as ‘der Kampf ums Ganze’ (‘the struggle against the system as a whole’): by attacking the most reactionary parts of society a blow would be struck against the whole system. This lacking analysis was proved dramatically wrong during the time of the Red-Green coalition.

When racist attacks in Germany peaked in the 1990s the state and police became increasingly active against neo-Nazi groups. In 2000, you had the ‘Antifa-Summer’. What was that?

In 1998 the conservative government fell and was replaced by a coalition of the Social Democrats and the Green Party. This government, unlike the previous government, made the problem of neo-fascist organisation into a political issue, as well as racist and anti-Semitic attitudes in society. Following a failed bombing on a Dusseldorf Synagogue in 2000 came a wave of repression against the organised right. The most important action against the neo-Nazis was the government-initiated attempt to ban the NPD. Although this failed in the end, because too many leading NPD members turned out to be employed by the secret service, the trial led to a series of investigations, confiscations and a large sense of insecurity in the neo-fascist scene. In addition to this, the government pushed through a row of legal changes, which limited the right to demonstrate, banned certain fascist symbols and made it easier for the government to ban organisations which were opposed to the constitution. In the end the government made millions of Euros available for education against racism and anti-Semitism. On a governmental level, the democratic parties in many parts of Germany agreed not to work with representatives of the extreme right-wing parties. The conservative party also often took part in this agreement.

How was the state’s anti-fascism different from that of the Antifa movement? Why was the state suddenly interested in tackling the neo-Nazi problem?

The reasons why the state moved against fascist structures are complex. A major reason is that the government had recognised that it was damaging to the investment climate to have gangs of armed Nazis wandering the streets, or to have fairly openly national socialist parties sitting in the local government. This was especially the case as just at this time foreign investment was urgently needed in East Germany, in order to halt the total decay of the region’s economy.

But also important was that in the time of the Red-Green coalition the German self-identity had changed. While the years after the war were still marked by a denial of guilt, from the 1990s on Auschwitz and National Socialism became an integral component part of the German identity. The responsibility for National Socialism and the Shoah was not only acknowledged but also turned into something which could be utilised for the German identity. The reunited Germany, redeemed from its past misdeeds, and with ‘the experience of two dictatorships’ behind it, could enter the world as a democratic state. In this way the German attack on Yugoslavia during its civil war was justified, as the Serbians were supposedly planning a second Auschwitz for the Kosovans. On the other hand the new German democracy refers to the Eastern Bloc, the ‘second German dictatorship’, to stress the lack of alternatives to the bourgeois capitalist system. In this tense relationship between a newly formed totalitarianism theory and the striving for a good position on the world market stands the new German political outlook. To this also belongs the public memorials to the victims of National Socialism, as well as the German victims of air raids and expulsions in a ‘European history of suffering’. Also belonging to this are the interventions in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, as likewise the German push for the strengthening of the European border regime. And, finally, also belonging to this are the decided measures against neo-Nazis, who threaten the new German self-confidence and the state’s monopoly of violence.

How did radical anti-fascists react to this? Did it strengthen or weaken the movement?

The state’s action against neo-Nazis led the antifascist movement to an identity crisis. If fascist and neo-Nazi groups had up till then been seen as the storm-troopers of the system, who were supposed to suppress social movements on the government’s behalf, now, at the latest, the radical left had to confront the fact that Antifa was not ‘der Kampf ums Ganze’. A part of the radical left denounced the state’s action as hypocritical. It was pointed out that despite the state’s measures against neo-Nazis there remained in society a right-wing consensus. This consensus was supposedly based on a continuity of the concepts of national socialism, which were still virulent in society. This would express itself in the ‘volkisch’ (blood based nati
onalism) German foreign policy, for example the early recognition of Croatia and the support for the Palestinian cause, as well as in a tendency to historical revisionism. The state’s actions against Nazis were seen as hypocritical as the social structures on which both the German national project and the Nazis were based, were left untouched.

Another part of the antifascist movement accepted that the struggle against fascists offered no revolutionary perspectives and attempted to sharpen their opposition to the system in other ways. In particular the criticism of capitalism came into the foreground. Capitalism was now analysed as a complex network of social relationships, which are structurally prone to crisis. Neo-Nazis provided a negative solution to this inherent tendency of capitalism towards crisis. This solution, however, was based on a mistaken and structurally anti-Semitic analysis of the way capitalism integrates individuals into society and therefore not only had no emancipatory potential but had the potential to create something far worse than bourgeois capitalist society. For this reason neo-Nazis had to be fought, even though this fight had no revolutionary perspectives. These should instead be sought in a confrontation with bourgeois-democratic society.

While the following heavy debates seriously reduced the ability of the radical left to mobilise for years to come, and the resultant insecurity mobbed many antifascists to retire from politics, these tremors opened up the critical examination of the left’s own positions and in the end led to a strengthened theoretical confrontation with the basics of radical left politics.

How, in your group, do you think of anti-fascism now? Did you reconceptualise it to distinguish yourselves from liberal, bourgeois anti-fascism?

TOP Berlin comes out of the tradition of autonomous Antifa groups and still has in this field its greatest potential to mobilise. Accordingly we have intervened in the antifascist movement and taken part in antifascist protests. In the process we have always tried to insist on our own critique of mainstream society. Two examples of this: On 1 May 2008 Nazis demonstrated in Hamburg for ‘Volksgemeinschaft’ (blood based national community’) and against capitalist globalisation. In meetings and texts before the protest, we tried to work out a critique of the volkisch and anti-Semitic positions of the Nazis. In addition, we took part in the direct action against the march in Hamburg. Another mobilisation was against the ‘Anti-Islamisation Congress’ organised by an extreme right-wing party in Cologne, in collaboration with other European extreme right-wing parties. We undertook a nationwide mobilisation with the nationwide communist ‘ums Ganze’ federation, in which TOP Berlin is organised. In articles and in our own congress we tried to work out what role a culturalist understanding of society plays for the German national narrative. With this we wanted to fight not only the thinly masked racism of the extreme right, but also the everyday nationalism of mainstream German society. As well, we presented a criticism of Islamism as a reactionary crisis solution. The ‘ums Ganze’ federation took part in the protests by organising a large demonstration on the eve of the congress.

These two mobilizations display well our approach. We take part in antifascist protests, but try with theoretical content to lay a basic critique and bring this into the movement.

What has that meant practically? Has the focus of your activities changed?

TOP Berlin was only formed in 2007 before the G8 summit in Heiligendamm. Therefore our group positions haven’t been affected by the Antifa Summer. But in contrast to its predecessor groups, Kritik und Praxis and Antifaschistische Aktion Berlin, we try to initiate more of our own campaigns, instead of following the fascists’ movements. In 2009 with ums Ganze we have initiated an anti-national campaign with the motto ‘Staat. Nation. Kapital Scheisse. Gegen die Herrschaft der falschen Freiheit’ (‘State. Nation. Capital. Shit. Against the dominance of the false freedom’). As part of this campaign we have published a book on the criticism of the state, organised a series of events on the critique of the nation and called for a nationwide demonstration against the celebrations of the 60th birthday of the foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the second half of the year ums Ganze and TOP Berlin will mainly work on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and broaden our criticism of the nation to a criticism of real existing socialism. Besides this we will hold our second Marx Autumn School and devote ourselves to the second volume of Capital.


TOP (Theory. Organisation. Praxis) is a Berlin-based antifascist, anti-capitalist group. They are part of the “…ums Ganze!” alliance (http://umsganze.blogsport.de) which consists of more than ten groups from all over Germany. Parts of this text are based on a paper written prior to the G8 summit which can be found in English at www.top-berlin.net. To get in touch with them write to mail (at) top-berlin.net.

October 22, 2009
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The farce is over, and although we didnt really want to believe it that which was expected happened. The three comrades have been found guilty and sentenced to jail terms of three and a half years for two comrades, and three years for the third.

Tonight at 19:00 there are demonstrations in both Hamburg (S-Bahnhof Sternschanze) and Berlin (U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor).

At this point, here is a (very rushed!) translation of todays press release from the „Einstellung“ working group/coalition (the defense campaign for the accused). You can find the german version here

„The trial of Axel, Florian, and Oliver as alleged members of the „militant group“ began over one year ago. All three of them were, together with Andrej, arrested in Summer of 2007. The investigation in Andrejs case is still continuing.

Today, Axel, Oliver, and Florian were condemned of attempted arson as members of the „militant group“ and sentenced to three and a half years (in two cases), and three years (in one case) in prison. They leave the courtroom after over 60 trial dates having refused all acts of compromise, and are now to be punished for their committed resistance against German war policies.

Since the arrests in 2007, the coalition for the „Einstellung“ (Discontinuation) of the 129a investigation has been acting as a political accompaniment to the developments related to the trial. Since the beginning of this trial, our priority has been not only to draw attention to the issues of state surveillance and persecution of political activists, but also to the issue of antimilitarism.

For this reason, we will not at this point discuss the ridiculous line of argumentation and logic used by „BAW“ and the court to justify this verdict. We will also not make reference to the harassment of those who attended the trial. Only this much: In our opinion, the defense lawyers decision to renounce making closing arguments was correct and consistent.

Despite the repressive scenario of a „special“ court, antimilitarist resistance has during this trial gained a more widespread presence. In the last years, resistance against military operations and the civil-military cooperation has increased. Protests against war have taken a clearer and more engaged character, withouth peaceful protest and militant resistance being played against one another. This has also been noticeable in the solidarity which has been expressed from very different political poles.

Despite this, during the trial it has not been possible to pose the question of legitimate resistance to military operations. Few media outlets took up the subject of „political evidence,“ or made the connection between that, and what is daily practice in this country as well as internationally. Neither the war operations of the German military, nor their presence in schools, universities, and on the streets such as in 2007 during the G8 summit in Heiligendamm have been made an issue in the media, or associated with the increasing protests against them. In other countries, such as for example Ireland, individuals have been freed after trials because of sabotage against tools of war, with the explicit argument that these acts prevented worse crimes. This is a debate which is still to be had here. Regardless, we look forward to the continuation of the antimilitaristic struggle.“

Complete background infos on the case (only in German) can be found on the website of the „Einstellung“ coalition.

October 22, 2009
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Stefano Cucchi was arrested by the Carabinieri on 15 October. He spent the night in the police station and the following day, with a fast-track trial,


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While the parents are still waiting to see their son, a week ago, the family receive from the Carabinieri, the notification of the order with which the prosecuting magistrate authorises the autopsy on Stefano’s body.
And that’s how his parents and his sister get to know about Stefano’s death.
Another who died of prison.

Interviewed Ilaria and Giovanni Cucchi, who are the sister and the father of Stefano.

The arrest and the fast-track trial

llaria Cucchi: “Stefano Cucchi was a 31 year old man, a really normal 31 year old guy who on the night of 15/16 October was arrested by the Carabinieri, because he was found to be in possession of a modest amount of marijuana. We saw him leaving the house accompanied by the Carabinieri, who before that, among other things, had searched his room and having found nothing, they took him to their barracks in optimum health, with not one mark on his face and with no complaint about any type of pain. We saw him again dead on 22 October at the morgue. At the moment that we saw him again, my brother had his face completely swollen and full of marks, we couldn’t see his body.”
Blog: “Can we retrace the events of those days? The night between 15 and 16 October, he was stopped by the Carabinieri and taken to their barracks: from there, the Carabinieri brought him here to the house to check if …”

llaria Cucchi: to search his room, yes, where obviously nothing was found.”

Blog: “Basically he spent the night in the barracks and then came …”

llaria Cucchi: Exactly. The following morning, about midday there was the fast-track trial, when the judge decided that this guy had to spend the time until 13 November, the date set for the next hearing, in prison and he was put down for “Regina Coeli”.

llaria Cucchi: After that moment we didn’t see him again. I repeat: the morning of the fast-track trial my brother already had signs of swelling from being beaten. But when he left here he was in top condition.
Blog: What did the Carabinieri say to you when he came home here?

llaria Cucchi: They told us to stay calm, because for so little he would surely be back home the following day under house arrest.”
Blog: Then when they gave you the information, there was a telephone call saying ‘Stefano’s not well’?”

llaria Cucchi: “Saturday evening. The next bit of news we got on Saturday evening. Around 9pm the Carabinieri arrived to tell us that Stefano had been taken urgently to the hospital ‘Sandro Pertini’, obviously my parents went there immediately and there they were denied any type of information. When my mother naively asked to be able to see the lad and to be told what was wrong with him, she was told: “absolutely no. This is a prison. Come back on Monday in visiting hours and talk to the doctors.” My parents returned on Monday morning, at the time they had been told. They were allowed to enter and the details of their identification documents were noted and they were left to wait. After a bit of time, someone responsible came out, and told them that she couldn’t let them talk to the doctors as a certain authorisation had not arrived from the prison. “Anyway, come back, because this authorisation has to arrive and don’t worry because the lad is serene.” When my mother asked “at least tell me the reason why my son is in hospital.” ” The lad is serene.” was the response given to them.
Stefano is dead

Obviously, the following day, my parents went back, yes. It was Tuesday morning when they went back to the hospital, to the prison department o f the ‘Sandro Pertini’ and this time, they were actually not allowed to enter. At the external speaker system, they were told that they couldn’t enter, because there was no authorisation. Finally they were told that it was up to them to ask for an authorisation from ‘Piazzale Gloria’, if they want to see the lad. My father asked for this authorisation and he got it on 25 October, no – sorry, on 22 October, Thursday. On 22 October at dawn, my brother died and my father didn’t get the chance to see him. We know about my brother’s death from the Carabinieri, who came to our house about 12:30. Before that I’d just say that it seems that my brother died at dawn. They came about 12:30 to tell my mother the order with which the Public prosecutor authorised the autopsy following the death of Cucchi Stefano. This is how my mother found out about the death of her son.”

October 21, 2009
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Letter by the imprisoned comrade P. Masouras (accused for participation in the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.)

On Wednesday September 23 and at 8.15 as I was leaving my house in Galatsi on my way to the gym, I was arrested by 25 persons of the anti-terrorist squad.

In a matter of seconds I found myself on the sidewalk, hands cuffed behind my back, while at the same time they were informing their senior officers that “everything went well” and that they “have me”. I was taken to the 12th floor of Police Headquarters (note: anti-terrorist division). The next day I am informed that at the same time with me another two friends of mine have also been arrested.

In the meantime the show has already started. Without any sleep for 48 hours and physically exhausted, with my face to the wall and then a long questionnaire following, while at the same time some police officer goes from office to office announcing in a delirium of pleasure that what is happening is called war.

After that comes the interest for my career, the friendly chat, the bravado and the humane approach to the misguided youth that followed the wrong path in his life while they self appointed themselves to straighten me out and to make me see reason, not for them as they said but for my own good, to help myself, speaking to them about situations and persons that I know nothing about. Later I was informed from an officer that I was the stupid asshole of the 12th floor because the others as he said had “snitched on me” and “cleared themselves” and that if I didn’t speak I would go down for things other people have done, so I was yet again called upon to answer about situations unknown to me.

The guard shifts started: “good” cops with a sensitive touch and childhood traumas, as they said, that recognized injustice and wanted to help. On the other hand the “tough” commandos wearing full-face masks, “stern” appliers of the law and representatives of morality, acting in an absolute way leading to physical and mental exhaustion, as a means of revenge as they said because “I kept my mouth shut”.

That I refuse the charges against me does not mean that I would ever refuse my political “identity” and “origin”. I would never hide my dignity under the carpet of incarceration, overlooking the fact that I am a political entity which also takes its position against the values and institutions of this society by the means of critical revolutionary thought and practice. I am an anarchist and I am on the side of revolution and at the same time of myself.

The reason why at the present my two friends and I find ourselves in prison is crystal clear. Even the most naïve mind can perceive that fixed situations due to the elections play a role in the present condition, situations moving in the service of political and communication interests.


The hyperbole surrounding the situation, the armed to the teeth EKAM escorts (note: Special Forces Police) and the role of those despicable snitches the journalists in combination with the political condition of these days was enough to create a feeling of order and safety to the average Greek in face of the elections, so he can move sleepwalking in the role of the active citizen towards the voting poll in order to deposit yet again in someone else’s hands his share of responsibilities for his being. It is well known nowadays that public opinion has no opinion, so someone has to take on the role of shaping it. The tone of these days was mostly set by the lowlifes of the media and their all-devouring thirst for “maniacs in Galatsi” and “monsters in Chalandri”, for serial bombers who have ties with “renown” revolutionary organizations from which they take orders to accomplish missions. About guns and bullets found at my house until money that was suddenly a product of robberies because it was well hidden-next time I’ ll leave it outside the front door.

Society is not divided into classes but only into choices and consciousnesses. So let as learn from pain and pleasure, from blood and the street. We were born to exist as a whole in our inapprehensible uniqueness, inapprehensible because we can stand the pain, unpredictable because we were taught on the streets, ruthless because we will move against everyone, because we will learn to meticulously tie steel on our skin and paint the cement with revolutionary blood.

We execute morality as a prologue for destruction, we whisper with rage biting the words: WAR ATTACK because there is only beauty and strength, but some cowards in order to balance came up with justice.

Wherever there are barbed wires, let there be bloodied hands that rip them apart, wherever there is cement let there be cries full of rage that tears it down, wherever there are bars let there be souls like corrosives that destroy them, wherever we are buried alive let us bury with us morality.


We owe it to ourselves to bite on our shackles even if it is that we die biting. Because we are nothing more then our own choices.

For honour, dignity, revolution.

FREEDOM FOR THE COMRADES: V. PALLIS- Y. DIMITRAKIS- Y. VOUTSIS-VOGIATZIS- P. GEORGIADIS- I. NIKOLAOU


IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF MY FELLOW ACCUSED H. HATZIMICHELAKIS- M. YIOSPAS

Panayiotis Masouras

Avlona Prisons

21/10/2009

October 16, 2009
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Anarchists Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopulos were arrested in Trikala, Greece on Thursday on suspicion of having carried out a bank robbery at a branch of the Piraeus bank.

Police claim that Christos carried out the robbery, forcing bank employees to give him 46,900 euros, which he then, allegedly handed to Alfredo who was waiting outside in a rented car. A witness apparently noted the license plate of the car and gave the cops the information. The cops stopped the car on the road to Kalambaka and claim that they found the money in it. They arrested the two anarchists.

Here is a link to a mainstream news site about it: Ehathimerini. Of course, even this brief a story has to have some distortions. Contrary to what this story says, Alfredo was not “found to be the ideological leader of an armed group” in 2003. The very opposite in fact. This was the end of the Marini trial. Because the prosecutors had failed to prove the existence of any armed group (even determined prosecutors can sometimes find it hard to prove fictions), all charges related to the armed group hypothesis were dropped, leaving only specific concrete actions like robbery. Such distortions though are to be expected of mainstream media.

October 15, 2009
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They’re old things, from another century. Two anarchists get arrested after a bank job. The first robbed it, gun in hand. They say the second helped him, holding the money. It happened in a small Greek village, this past October 1. And so? There are things that happen. And then that is a far away country, with an incomprehensible and untranslatable language. Who do you want to be interested in it? The robber is Christos Stratigopulos, already arrested and convicted here in Italy fifteen years ago on a similar charge. The penalty served, he returned to Greece. Remembered by a few, unknown to most. But the other one arrested is Italian; it is Alfredo Bonanno. Yes, precisely him; who hasn’t heard his name? In its own small way, the news has gone quickly around the world, revived by many press agencies: “one of the major theorists of insurrectionalist anarchism”, “among the major ideologues of anarchy”, “anarchist activist and writer”, “international fugitive anarchist robber”, “theorist of revolutionary violence”, has ended up behind bars again. The promoters of antiterrorism, both Greek and Italian, have rushed in, ready to exploit the juicy occasion. The elements for concocting a fine theorem are all there: a country in which there are still fires blazing after the great insurrectionary conflagration that flared up last December, a Greek anarchist active in the movement, a foreign anarchist known for his subversive theories who travelled around the country holding meetings, a bank robbed.

Christos has taken full responsibility for the act, caused by economic problems, denying Alfredo’s involvement. But, clearly, the judge didn’t believe him. So both are still in jail. The first, because he dared to reach out a hand toward wealth rather than resign himself to dying in misery. What’s more, he is an anarchist. The second, because… because… because maybe he helped his comrade. And, for sure, he is an anarchist. And that’s enough.

They are old things, from another century. Two anarchists get arrested after a bank job. Outside, solidarity is organized. Funds start to be collected; initiatives are prepared. But that’s not all. In Athens, the two prisoners get explosive greetings from the group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, which had just disturbed the crowning of the new Greek premier. In Villejuif, France, someone renders their homage by smashing the windows of the local offices of the Socialist Party. One of the beauties of anarchy is that it doesn’t recognize borders. And in Italy? Bah, here it has been limited to communicating the news, faithfully and coldly reporting the journalists’ poisons. No comment. The drafters of daily virtual communiqués say nothing. The tenders of militant gardens fall silent. The little strategists of the new alliances hush up. The movement has now become a community, and anyone who doesn’t share its rules and language doesn’t exist. He is nameless. In the rush to follow the masses, have individuals been forgotten? Perhaps it’s better this way. Better a sincere silence, if in the face of such an act, one no longer knows what to say, than hypocritical chatter about solidarity. Let’s leave that to the Stalinist annoyances and other ruins. Or to a few third millennium fascists, who on one of their forums rendered “honor” to the two arrested anarchists.

They are old things, from another century. Two anarchists get arrested after a bank job. The first is 46-years-old, the second 72. Whether guilty or innocent, for them being anarchists doesn’t even have the excuse of being an infantile disorder of extremism. Stubborn as they are, they haven’t understood that now is the time to ride the wave of social movements, to defend who knows what in front of places of power, to act as social workers for the damned of the earth. No, they haven’t understood this. The dream that they have in their hearts is much too big to adapt itself to the tick-tock of modern times.
No pardon, no pity.
Good-bye, beautiful Lugano.

October 15, 2009
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They’re old things, from another century. Two anarchists get arrested after a bank job. The first robbed it, gun in hand. They say the second helped him, holding the money. It happened in a small Greek village, this past October 1. And so? There are things that happen. And then that is a far away country, with an incomprehensible and untranslatable language. Who do you want to be interested in it? The robber is Christos Stratigopulos, already arrested and convicted here in Italy fifteen years ago on a similar charge. The penalty served, he returned to Greece. Remembered by a few, unknown to most. But the other one arrested is Italian; it is Alfredo Bonanno. Yes, precisely him; who hasn’t heard his name? In its own small way, the news has gone quickly around the world, revived by many press agencies: “one of the major theorists of insurrectionalist anarchism”, “among the major ideologues of anarchy”, “anarchist activist and writer”, “international fugitive anarchist robber”, “theorist of revolutionary violence”, has ended up behind bars again. The promoters of antiterrorism, both Greek and Italian, have rushed in, ready to exploit the juicy occasion. The elements for concocting a fine theorem are all there: a country in which there are still fires blazing after the great insurrectionary conflagration that flared up last December, a Greek anarchist active in the movement, a foreign anarchist known for his subversive theories who travelled around the country holding meetings, a bank robbed.

Christos has taken full responsibility for the act, caused by economic problems, denying Alfredo’s involvement. But, clearly, the judge didn’t believe him. So both are still in jail. The first, because he dared to reach out a hand toward wealth rather than resign himself to dying in misery. What’s more, he is an anarchist. The second, because… because… because maybe he helped his comrade. And, for sure, he is an anarchist. And that’s enough.

They are old things, from another century. Two anarchists get arrested after a bank job. Outside, solidarity is organized. Funds start to be collected; initiatives are prepared. But that’s not all. In Athens, the two prisoners get explosive greetings from the group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, which had just disturbed the crowning of the new Greek premier. In Villejuif, France, someone renders their homage by smashing the windows of the local offices of the Socialist Party. One of the beauties of anarchy is that it doesn’t recognize borders. And in Italy? Bah, here it has been limited to communicating the news, faithfully and coldly reporting the journalists’ poisons. No comment. The drafters of daily virtual communiqués say nothing. The tenders of militant gardens fall silent. The little strategists of the new alliances hush up. The movement has now become a community, and anyone who doesn’t share its rules and language doesn’t exist. He is nameless. In the rush to follow the masses, have individuals been forgotten? Perhaps it’s better this way. Better a sincere silence, if in the face of such an act, one no longer knows what to say, than hypocritical chatter about solidarity. Let’s leave that to the Stalinist annoyances and other ruins. Or to a few third millennium fascists, who on one of their forums rendered “honor” to the two arrested anarchists.

They are old things, from another century. Two anarchists get arrested after a bank job. The first is 46-years-old, the second 72. Whether guilty or innocent, for them being anarchists doesn’t even have the excuse of being an infantile disorder of extremism. Stubborn as they are, they haven’t understood that now is the time to ride the wave of social movements, to defend who knows what in front of places of power, to act as social workers for the damned of the earth. No, they haven’t understood this. The dream that they have in their hearts is much too big to adapt itself to the tick-tock of modern times.
No pardon, no pity.
Good-bye, beautiful Lugano.

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