May 20, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Solidarity around the world with the revolt in Greece and all the prisoners


May 19th, Frankfurt: 200 people walk in solidarity. Partly in the pouring rain, the procession went one and a half hour through downtown Frankfurt making station at various points of interest, including the European Central Bank ECB), the state-driven kfw Bank and the Greek consulate. Trenchant speeches at the particular stops reinforced the criticism against the prevailing political circumstances and conditions.

May 16th, Paris : A PS party office attacked in solidarity with comrades from Greece and elsewhere.
Three windows from five have been smashed in with a sledge.
„In Greece, the socialist party is power. In Paris, the socialist party is attacked in solidarity with the revoltees from Greece and elsewhere. Domination is international. The revengence of the individual enamoured of liberty is anational. Fire to the power. Let’s break all what dominate us and multiply the attacks. Let’s smother the democraty in its cradle. Some erinyes in a fury“

May 13th, Brussels: A visit to the Greek Tourism office. the one-way tickets for the enraged, especially the anarchists, to the cells of the greek state will not defuse the current social explosion; will not prevent us from drawing paths to a world with no authority. Liberty for all the imprisonned anarchists! Liberty for all!“

May 11th, London: Forest Gate Community Service Office and Probation Offices were attacked. Spraypaint slogans and broken windows were the result. The action was dedicated to anarchist prisoners everywhere, especially those in Greece.
“We are fighters!! Not murderers!! Long live anarchy!! Black Fever Gang!!”

May 8th, Avignon( France): action in support of Greek and Mexican comrades
„Third time, May 8 at night, the window of Havas Voyages of the rue Carnot received right in the face the poetry of those like us who refuse to leave the Greek and Mexican comrades alone in the ongoing war.“

May 1st, Naples : Four banks ATM’s are attacked with color and hammer, in solidarity with „Giannis Dimitrachis, Alfredo Bonnano, Christos Stratigoupoulos. The ghost of liberty always comes back with a knife in between his tooth“

April 28th, Prague : Molotovs thrown in the garden of the greek ambassy, where a fire started. Dimitrakis name and a circled ‚A‘ are painted in the entry. Press talks about a „similar arson“ in the greek ambassy in Bresil. In a communiqué: „We will not tolerate repression by this system! The popular uprising in Greece is our inspiration and proof that we can
take back our lives!“

April 27th, London: Occupation of the Hellenic Center. Two banners are hung on the roof, one on the balcony, with „Liberty for Dimitrakis and all the anarchists“, „Honnor to Lambros Fountas- Liberty for the 6″, „Fire to the prisons! Liberty for Alfredo Bonanno and Christos Stratigopoulos!“

April 27th, Buenos Aires: Gathering in front of the greek ambassy. Five comrades are arrested (one is hardly bitten at the head by the cops), and their houses are searched. Press talks about a molotov thrown against the ambassy. On April 29th, they are imprisoned for „damage, assault and battery, attack, resistance to public authority“ and…“ abuse of ideological power“.

April 26th, Rome: Three ATM of the San Paolo bank are sabotaged with color and acide, and graffities are left “ Liberty for Dimitrakis“. The claim ends with „Liberty for all the companions hostages of the greek State- Fire to the prisons“

April 25th, Barcelone: In Gracia district, an ATM of the Caixa Catalunya bank is put on fire. The claims adds: „Let the solidarity flammes spread! Until they are reduced to ashes! LIebrty for Giannis Dimitrakis!“

April 15th, Paris: Société Générale Bank attacked with color, a window and an ATM are broken. Some graffities appeared: „Bim! War to capital!“. „War to property“ is left on a further estate agency in construction, which one glass has been broken. In the claim: „With this action, we send our solidarity to the companions in Greece and elsewhere, who fight against domination, and all the forms it can have.
Social war doesn‘t know no truce, nor borders.“

March 30th, Brussels: Greek church gets red paint
The Greek orthodox Parish Sainte-Marina attacked; the Oecumenic Patriarchy of Constantinopel, patriarch of Belgium. Red paint re-covered, and a slogan was left: „The state and the church kill and imprison.“

March 28th, Paris: Orthodoxe greek church doors are put in fire. The two ATMs and all windows of the BNP bank on Bretagne street are broken: this bank owns one of the biggest greek bank, Piraeus Bank. In the communiqué, one could read:
„Solidarity with all the hostages of the State (from the bread thief to the bomber). Good luck to all who are on the run. Let’s make deeper the crisis, here like anywhere else!“

March 18th, Brussels: BNP bank completly smashed. On the claim: „In Greece like everywhere, that capital may die. Solidarity with the anarchists taken hostage by the Greek state.“

March 15th, Brussels: Windows of Dexia bank broken. „Our thinking goes to the anarchist Lambros Fountas, murdered by Greek police. Solidarity with the permanent revolt shaking Greece.“

March 15th, Brussels: Two cars of Greek diplomats burned and claimed.

May 19, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Chile – violent raid in the cells of the comrades of 22 January

> – trad. Culmine
translated from informa-azione

One year from the fall in action of Mauri, on May 6 a squadron of guards of the gendarmeria, under orders of lieutenant Acuña, searched with extreme violence the cells of the comrades Alberto Olivares and Sergio Vásquez of the 22 January collective while they were completing the preparation of a banner in memory of the death of comrade Mauricio Morales. The guards tried to destroy the paper material, in particular a letter that the comrades had written in commemoration of Mauri and, obviously, they confiscated the banner. This is one more demonstration that the enemy wants to sudue us both in the streets and in the prisons, that is why we are launching an appeal not to denounce these events, but to make the State/Capital pay on behalf of the kidnapped comrades. An appeal to conscious comrades to act in solidarity with the comrades prisoners in the State of Chile and in that of Argentina. Freedom for Alberto Olivares and Sergio Vásquez! Viva l’anarchia in Greece!Fire to the prisons with the screws inside them!
from angrynewsfromaroundtheworld

May 19, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Solidarity Demo in Chicago, US


On May 13, the Greek consulate in Chicago was shut down by a solidarity picket, with banners and chants expressing solidarity to social struggles in Greece and to anarchist prisoners.

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To friends and comrades in Greece,
On Thursday, May 13 a dozen of us held a demonstration against the Greek
Consulate in Chicago. We want to remind you that even in the most
difficult times, you have the active solidarity of uncounted others around
the world. A vast subversive project is still taking shape everywhere,
however slowly, and your struggle is one node among many.

Repression may be raging against you there, and our numbers here might be
small, but the important thing to remember is that you’ve found your
resonance. This resonance spreads around the world, laying foundations
for real connections and the deepening of struggles.

Our goal is to make material the interconnections, to spread a concrete
practice of support and solidarity. We are inspired by your example in
this, so our banner read: “Athens to Chicago – Fire to all prisons,
freedom for all prisoners.” Our words and chants dedicated this
demonstration in particular to the anarchist prisoners in Greece (the 6,
Christos and Alfredo, Yiannis, among many others), and those killed in the
struggle (Lambros and Katerina among many others).

We want freedom as soon as possible for these imprisoned comrades and for
the anarchist prisoners here, but one day soon too, we will share across
wide oceans the acute pleasure of shaking to bits every prison and every
confinement. We also, of course, made reference to the recent riots,
tragedy, and repression, and extend our greetings to everyone in struggle
against austerity measures imposed by State-Capital.

To the Greek state,
It is possible that by your vicious repression, your manipulations, and
the desperate EU bailout you may yet briefly extend your existence. But
the game will be over, sooner or later – we will lay low your whole world
and eradicate exchange and domination in all their forms.

-Anarchists in Chicago

Also: Various groups of comrades came together for the demo. A member of
the Industrial Workers of the World read the following statement:

The International Solidarity Commission (ISC) of the Industrial Workers of
the World (IWW) supports the workers in struggle in Greece and their
strike actions in opposition to the threat of “austerity measures” by the
Greek government, who claim those measures are needed to stop the country
from bankruptcy. We are encouraged to see workers across Greece take a
stand against the government’s gamble with their livelihoods and
exploitation of their labour. They have taken to the streets, and stopped
working in a visible and powerful refusal to pay for the mess of the banks
and financial speculators.

Rather then acquiesce to the official lie of a nation united in necessary
sacrifice for the common good, they have exposed that the working class
are not the cause of the crisis. We will not suffer for it. As the slogan
goes, in Greece and elsewhere, we won’t pay for their crisis! As one of
the first countries threatening such wide-sweeping cuts, and in turn
verging on bankruptcy in this crisis, the protests of workers in Greece
are for us all.

As governments across the world respond to the current recession, a fruit
of the unfettered gambling by capitalists with the wealth of the earth and
the labour of workers everywhere, by further cutting into the subsistence
and rights of the working class, we are glad to express our solidarity
with the workers of Greece.

We are grateful to them for refusing to comply with the lie of “austerity”
measures, which amount to the demand of a sacrifice by the poor for the
benefit of the rich and for continuing to take a brave stand in the face
of police repression.

In the hope that their struggle, which is also a struggle for workers
everywhere, may continue and succeed, the IWW aim to lend our support, by
action in solidarity, where it is within our grasp to do so, in our firm
knowledge that ‘an injury to one is an injury to all’.

In Solidarity,
The ISC of the IWW

May 19, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Some biographical notes. From the Solidarity Initiative in Athens, March 2010


Some biographical notes. From the  Solidarity Initiative in Athens, March 2010
Alfredo Maria Bonnano was born in 1937 in Catania, Sicily.


Some biographical notes. From the Solidarity Initiative in Athens, March 2010
Alfredo Maria Bonnano was born in 1937 in Catania, Sicily. In October 1972 he was arrested, convicted and imprisoned in Catania prison for subversive action, because of some articles that were published in Sinistra Libertaria, a publication that was born out of an assembly of people from struggles that were happening in many different cities in Italy.
During that period and the years that followed, he participated with thousands of other fighters in the multiform and widespread insurrectional wave, the storming of the heavens that was to sweep through the Italian peninsula with a unique, for European postwar standards, density and intensity. In 1977 his book La goia armata (Armed Joy) is circulated, a publication for which he is convicted to 18 months in jail and which was censored for a long time. In March 1980, based on the testimony of the repentant Enrico Paghera, Bonnano along with five more comrades are accused of being members of Azione Rivoluzionaria. They are released a few months later and cleared of the charges in April 1981.
Azione Rivolutionaria was one of the armed groups of the movement who from 1976 until the early 80s was to make a series of attacks against targets and persons that represented the State, capital and media. The reasoning expressed through its texts and communiques, in contrast to those of the other armed groups, had clear anarchist and situationist references, stood critically opposite the ideas of marxism and the revolutionary left, opposite the the formations of the armed party, for the seeking of the revolutionary subject and propagated with its action the extension and multiform aspect of the struggle.
After two trials in 1982 and 1983 (in Florence and Milan) dozens of comrades will be convicted to heavy sentences as members of A.R.In June 1984, in a period of heavy oppression and intense ideological terrorism where the laws about “repentance” and “segregation” were accepted by many members of the armed groups and the political front of the majority of the movement was “amnesty” and “let’s free the 70s” Alfredo publishes an article in the Anarchismo magazine under the memorable title “And we will always be ready to storm the heavens once again”, subtitled “Against amnesty”.
Alfredo’s work at the level of analysis and theory is rich and varied. From the middle of the 70s onwards, Anarchismo editions and the pages of Anarchismo magazine and later through the anarchist papers Provocatione and Canenero (Black Dog), examine organisational matters, bringing back terms such as infinity groups [gruppi di affinita] and selforganised stuctures, something that will make him in the target of the oppressive mechanisms), he published numerous books about the history of the anarchist movement, he analyzed the stuctures of the technological/scientific complex of the state and capital maintaining that the fragile and vulnerable point of the state in the post industrialist age is located in the widespread social field (to dispute the redbrigade position about the “heart of the state”), he, through an insurrectional prism, put under critique the anarchosyndicalist position (expressed mainly through the Federazione Anarchica Italiana [Italian Anarchist Federation] considering it absurd and innefectual for the inversion of the existing situation of things, he often speaks about prisons and the prisoners’ struggle, from early on he talks with particular acuteness about the changes that will occur on a psychological and material level as the “digital era” enters. In 1988 and during the anti-militarist congress in the town of Forli, Bonnano and other comrades of the insurrectional tendency of the anarchist movement are kicked out of the congress by the majority of the anarchosyndicalist tendency of F.A.I. In 1989 he will be accused and arrested for the robbery of a jewellery shop in Bergamo.
At the begining of 1993 he arrives in Greece to attend a series of discussions and events organized by the Anarchist Initiative in Athens, Thessaloniki, and Patras and presents an intruduction entitled “the new transformation of capitalism on a world level”.6 years later, in July 1999 he testifies as a witness for anarchist Nikos Maziotis, accused of placing a bomb at the ministry of industry and development, an action for which he took responsibility.
In September 1996 the Italian state unleashes a repressive pogrom against the insurrectional part of the anarchist movement. The repressive methods began 2 years earlier with the arrest of 5 comrades (Antonio Budini, Jean Weir, Carlo Tesseri, Evaggelia Tzoutzia and Christos Stratigopoulos) who are accused of the robbery of a savings bank in Serravalle in Trento and afterwards will be accused of two more unsolved robberies. On 16/11/95 while their trial was coming to an end the special department of the carabinieri R.O.S. raid many houses of anarchists (as well as the cells of imprisoned comrades) based on accusations for constitution of a subversive organisation and armed gang, robberies, kidnappings, gun possession, murders e.t.c. The maestro of these cleansing operations will be the then public prosecutor Antonio Marini, who uses the fake witness Nametschi Mojdeh. Based on the Marini theory, on 17/9/96, 60 anarchists are accused of being part of an illegal hierarchically structured armed organisation, which the persecutory mechanisms will baptise O.R.A.I. [Insurrectional Anarchist Revolutionary Organisation], a name which was never used in a responsibility claim for any action. For 29 of them their will be arrest warrants.
Through the Marini theory the houses of comrades and the squats are baptised “dens”, pamflets were transformed into tools of internal use of the “armed gang”, personal relations were presented as contacts of its members. At the same time the media create the profile of the “bad anarchists” that have been kicked out of the “good anarchists” of the F.A.I. In this orchestrated fabrication, the persecutory mechanisms will reserve for Alfredo Bonnano the role of leader and theoretical instructor of the insurrectional tendency of the anarchist movement. After three degrees of trials and many years of comrades being held hostage, the show with prosecutor Marini as the director was completed on 20/4/2004.
The main accusation of forming and being part of an armed group collapses, but 7 comrades are convicted in the end for individual offences to sentences that range from 6 years to life in jail. Among them, Bon
nano is sentenced to 6 years in jail and fined 2000 euro for subversive propaganda.
He will serve part of his sentence in Trieste prison and the rest on home arrest. Three months after the end of the Marini trial parody the Italian State unleashes a new repressive operation, baptised “Cervantes”.
About 40 raids and searches in anarchists’ houses and squats are made in several cities in the country and 4 comrades are arrested. The main charge is, as well constitution and participation in the “subversive organisation with terrorist intetions” Federazione Anarchica Informale, which from the end of 2003 had claimed responsibility for a series of attacks on structures of the state.
Ten months later it will be proven that operation “cervantes” was a preface of a generalized oppressive pogrom. Between 12 and 26/5/2005 the special forces of police and carabinieri with orders from the prosecutors of Lecce, Cagliari, Rome and Bologna will make 190 raids on houses and squats of comrades and arrest 22 of them. The charges are various (planting explosive devices, sending letter bombs, attacks with paint and destruction of shops, incitment in immigrant prisoners revolt, subversive propaganda etc).
But the most serious charges based on articles 270 and 270 bis are those of “constitution and participation in a subversive organisation with terrorist intentions for the inverse of democratic order” and concern the F.A.I. The official charges follow religiously, although with different methodology, the recipe of the Marini theory, according to which the anarchist insurrectional movement is organised at two levels: the obvious one that acts through demonstrations, squatting, postering etc., and the secret one which is organised in “affinity groups” [which constitutes the F.A.I.] and make the “terrorist” attacks. In this theory which juridicially has not been completed, the persecuting mechanisms and mass media will name once more Alfredo Bonnano as the theoretical leader of the insurrectional tendency of the anarchist movement. In March 2009 Alfredo returns to Greece, invited by the Free Institute of Social Research because of a publication of a collection of his articles entitled “Domination and insurrection in the postindustrialist era: included and excluded” and will speak in public events in many cities in Greece.
On the first of October 2009 he is arrested along with Christos Stratigopoulos, accused of robbing a bank in Trikala. Christos takes responsibility for the action while Alfredo denies the charges. Since then the two comrades are prisoners of the Greek state.
Until now there have been 2 applications for the release of Afredo and 1 for Christos. Especially for A.Bonnano, the prosecutor says “he leans towards illegal actions and his temperament is photographed in his writings” proving the vengeful attitude of the judicial authorities that are continuing to ignore the serious health problems that the 73 yearold comrade has. The next hearing for release is on the 26/3/10 [*this was rejected as well*]
…boubourAs translations…

May 18, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>urin – 4 occupations searched, 3 people arrested and others to house arrest



Waiting for news, we communicate that, around 6am of the mourning, the digos (political police, ndt) has searched many occupations (Asilo, Barocchio, Mezcal, Askatasuna) and houses, arresting three people, notifing some house arrests (it seems they’re 4 people) and to others, the requirement to sign in at the local police station. The repressive operation it’s a revenge for the riots occurred on the first eviction of L’Ostile, the restricted measures are emaned by PM Rinaudo. There’s a public assembly today afternoon at Mezcal Squat to organize future iniziatives.

For live updates listen to [also in streaming] Radio Blackout, 105.250FM in Turin.

Attestation of Asilo Squat:

At six of the mourning digos and forces of police came in front of Asilo Squat: “It’s for a notification” they said to the occupant, that came after police intent to brake down the front door. In fact is not a simple notification, it’s a search with arrest of one of the occupant, and we actually don’t know why they arrest him, with what charges and without knowing if and when he will be released.

Police and digos have braked down many doors with hammers and metal bars, insulted and jostled the occupants, guilty of reluctance to open the door to the police.

Same searches are happening in Barocchio and Mezcal Squat, other two occupated places in Grugliasco and Collegno, and in private houses.

The hypothesis is that all the matter is about riots occurred at half december in Turin, followed the eviction of the occupated place L’Ostile.

While we write, the police is going out from Asilo, and in the meantime they’re searching in Barocchio and Mezcal Squat.

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Turin, 12nd may 2010

This mourning, at first light, the digos of Turin police headquarters have searched the occupated houses Asilo, Barocchio and Mezcal, the social centre Askatasuna and private houses. The scene is about the eviction of the occupated space L’Ostile in Corso Vercelli, happened the 10th december 2009.

The restrictive measures beats 16 friends: 3 arrested people, one lives at Asilo. 4 with the house arrest, of whom a boy and a girl living at Asilo Squat. 9 with the requirement to sign in at the local police station daily.


May 18, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Athens, Bangkok, where next? Revolt now!


from the mouth of a protestor in bangkok (allegedly):

“People of higher class look down upon us even though we serve them,” said the slingshot-wielding Sakhorn, who has spent the last four nights sleeping on the streets behind the tire barricades, without a shower or a change of clothes. “They think we are stupid because we are poor.”

With a flourish, he pulled the slingshot and white pebbles from the pocket of his jeans, which are shredded at the left knee.

“This is all I have got, and the government calls me a terrorist!” he said. “I believe in negotiations if it done by our leaders. If not, we will keep fighting even if it takes years.”

so there it is: the poor in greece and in thailand are showing the elites what its about: fighting for freedom.

the fact the press are syaing the ‘reds are funded by a billionaire’, well, we all know that billionaire would be strung up when the real revolution takes grip!!

so said the protestor:

“People of higher class look down upon us even though we serve them,” said the slingshot-wielding Sakhorn, who has spent the last four nights sleeping on the streets behind the tire barricades, without a shower or a change of clothes. “They think we are stupid because we are poor.”

With a flourish, he pulled the slingshot and white pebbles from the pocket of his jeans, which are shredded at the left knee.

“This is all I have got, and the government calls me a terrorist!” he said. “I believe in negotiations if it done by our leaders. If not, we will keep fighting even if it takes years.”


May 18, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Thessaloniki squat “Terra Incognita” on the deaths of May 5th

>Thessaloniki Squat “Terra Incognita” on the events of May 5th

(for a full list of all translated statements on the May 5th events on Occupied London please see “the anarchists speak out”. Here is the news as it broke out; for our updates on the events of the day, follow the May 5th tag )

[Greek original ]
Concerning the events of May 5th

May 5th. Thousands of people take to the streets, we live through a shocking historical experience. In this atmosphere comes the news that makes our blood freeze. Three dead workers. The enthusiasm immediately turns into grief and rage. We can only put together a political statement regarding the events with much difficulty, however we believe that it is worth trying in this direction.

The tragic death from suffocation of three persons, is one more piece of information that the regime and its mechanisms of propaganda try to manage, expecting of course to gain maximum profit of it. In the remainder of the statement, we will not be possessed by any tendency of answer or plea in the calumnies as perhaps it appears. For us it is apparent that an attack is being launched against the entire anarchist/ anti-authoritarian radical scene and against the ideas and the values for which it struggles as such, in face of accusing it for the death of these three persons.

If one thing is known for certain, it is the fact that the state and its mechanisms can manage any deaths they leave behind in their course. From the galleys of labour with the hundreds of labour “accidents” every year, to the borders and the cold-blooded murders of immigrants. From the civilizing wars of Afghanistan, to the bordello – prisons of the countryside and the super-profiting businesses of the trafficking of women. And the list has no end – it always continues.

And to imagine, we only talk of direct (if we can we use this term) deaths that the system manages comfortably. Because the system of raw exploitation of persons produces violence every day. Violence that is channelled through the direct or indirect terrorizing of societies which, fragmented as they are, and without essential knowledge and real information, are not in most cases in position to conceive this violence – let alone to respond. It is no coincidence that henceforth the most famous threats hanging above our heads are:

“Strike equals Unemployment”
“Claiming dignity equals Hunger”
“Resistance equals Imprisonment and torture”

An immeasurable daily death is that of seediness produced by the terror-state of the market and the bosses, whose marks we see only little by little, from the individuals lead to suicide due to debt, to the unverifiable and henceforth even blind metropolitan violence exercised by the oppressed to all directions.

This is the result that the system foresees and tries to adapt to its own account. We do not try to justify the diffusing of violence from the side of the oppressed, we only try to explain this violence. The regime seeks the disorientation and by extension the easier management of the results of the crisis at all levels – a crisis it continuously produces itself as an essential mechanism of bloodletting and submission.

In order to avoid its own collapse, the system seeks and aims to manage for its profit the death of social relations, nodal and leading condition of its very existence.

We experience an attempt to manage yet another death.
How this management is taking place within this particular economic situation is something that we shall henceforth in our skin.
– With the raw terrorizing and our bombarding with misinformation at the same time.
– With the falsification and concealment of the state attack against the society.
– With the effort of breaking into pieces the society and its parts that are in struggle, under the orchestrated targeting and calumniating of its most aggressive political components.

The ostensibly “fanatic defenders of human life and democracy” try in any way and especially in this particular economic situation to step on bodies, to stop an evident tendency of large parts of the society to engage into radical practices of struggle and by this we do not only mean [attacks with] “fire” (see the recent occupation of the National TV Channel from teachers, and its violent repression).

Trying to turn the eyes of the “peaceful demonstrators” to an “internal enemy” of the demonstrations themselves this time, they accomplish one thing. They reveal how much the system and its supporters shake in the idea of their challenging. Some challenging that takes flesh and bones as mass conflict with toppling terms.

At this time the choice of counter-violence, (once again we do not mean only “fire”) has been diffused.

And the authorities know this well. Thus they create, once more, an atmosphere that now has some entirely obvious targets, beyond trying to make an example of those who consider making claims with dynamic terms: to scare, to terrorize and to de-contextualise something that as it seems, they themselves who try to form such an atmosphere are afraid of.

The “fanatic defenders of human life and democracy”, the “civilized” cannibals of the “news” and “informative” programs do not hesitate in face of anything. The mouthpieces of the regime will be the last ones to apologize for their crimes. The fact that the woman was pregnant for them was only an occasion for more blood.

That they do not give a dime for the human life was, is and will be the basic characteristic of all willing supporters of this miserable system.

We are not surprised. This is what we always have been saying.

We are unable to know “who”, because we were not there. We can, however, interpret partly the “how” and the “why’s”. In the street meet disparate [social] pieces that not only hide a lot of internal oppositions but also bridgeless gaps. What we know is that the choice of violence not as means, but as treaty of existence, self-construction, confirmation through an image, does not have anything to offer to what we call competition with political terms. On the contrary, it is as far as hostile. When somebody operates with spectacular terms, they make action an end to itself. Counter-violence is a political tool among many, what it is not is a tool of survival in the street, or a habit. Thus the tripartite means-institution of means-economic situation is not separated. It is continuously checked by the subjects, and their choices that are translated in political responsibility, give it substance, name and space. It is the capable and necessary treaty in order to promote the issue of social emancipation and it is in this frame that we owe to act, to the extent that we can deter and isolate the logics that destroy overnight what people in struggle have been constructing for years.

According to our previous analysis, as anarchists, we cannot have any relation with the paranoia that power promotes. We do not see windows, we see the persons and their relations. We fight so the windows are broken at last from the inside. And this will not happen from one day to the other, nor can it happen in a moment. The gaze of people in struggle should not be locked to the shield or the shop-front.

As anarchists, we struggle for the emancipation of humans from what oppresses them. For solidarity and dignity. For human life. No miserable beings will accomplish changing the course of the anarchist antiauthoritarian movement, let alone its history.

It is the authorities who murder
and they know it, as much as each and every person does
Terra incognita squat, May 2010

May 18, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Anarchists continue to step up their game — Portland, OR


Yet another fucking anonymous communique reads:

“Yesterday the police killed another person. We don’t know many details but we don’t need to know more details to be seething over this (though frankly we will probably never be told the full account). We aren’t going to wait to watch the police demonize another person that would still be alive if there were no cops.

Last night a few individuals tired of people being murdered, set out to break all the windows of the “community” police station at N Denver and N Killpatrick.

We hope by this only to send a message “as long as you are around, killing, beating and threatening people there will be people working to destroy you”

Cops that killed Chasse, Campell, Colins and many others still threaten our communities with weapons and badges. Nothing changes, a new chief, another death. Write all the childrens books that you want, we still see the dead piling up.

Nothing changes, except windows in police stations.

With love,

Anarchists Against Windows”

May 18, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Toronto: Anarchists plan ‘militant’ protests at G20


May 18th, 2010


It will be militant. It will be confrontational. And some things may be smashed.

In a rallying call that has its made its way onto numerous anti-capitalist websites, a group of Ontario anarchists is dropping clues of its plans to disrupt the G20 summit.

The Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistance (SOAR) plans to take part in the June 26 People First march — a popular public rally at London’s G20 summit in 2009 — before continuing down to the security fence to “confront the police state.”

“This action will be militant and confrontational, seeking to humiliate the security apparatus and make Toronto’s elites regret letting the dang G20 in here,” said the message, which first made rounds early last week.

The message promotes several protest events, including a roaming street party, and implores its members to support a variety of tactics.

“Respect for diversity of tactics also means not smashing things while we’re part of the labour child-friendly march, and remembering that although we might think certain tactics are pointless/annoying, we should not needlessly antagonize those people,” the posting reads.

It is unclear how large the group’s membership is. A message to a SOAR organizer wasn’t returned.

The G20’s Integrated Security Unit is keeping an eye on developing protests plans and officers have been in touch with several groups organizing different demonstrations, said ISU spokeswoman Meaghan Gray.

“We’re hoping that all protest action is peaceful and respectful, but we’re prepared for any eventuality,” said Gray.

While SOAR’s rhetoric brings to mind the 2001 Summit of the Americas in Quebec City or Seattle (1999) where demonstrations erupted in violence, Syed Hussan of the Toronto Community Mobilization Network says its wrong to assume the summer’s protests will be the same.

“That image, that was 10 years ago,” he said, adding some protesters may have more aggressive tactics than others, but any violence would come at the hands of police.

“The police are the ones with the Tasers. The police are the ones with the sonar cannons. It’s not us,” he said.

The Mobilization Network is connecting groups from across the continent to help coordinate protests of differing interests.

May 18, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>GREECE 18/5


the last weekend 15/16/5, attacked, causing damage to five branches of bank Marfin – particularly in Victoria Square, Glyfada, in A. Liosia and Petralona and sabotaged, and even ATMs in 16 banks across Attica, a minimum response to an attempt to “disarmament” from the state and the vultures of the media on the occasion of the events of May 5 in Athens.

May 17, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>FC St Pauli the Football Club

>FC St Pauli the Football Club beloved of radicals everywhere is 100 years old this month. As part of the celebrations a collection of former players and other “St Pauli All Stars” will be playing a friendly match against FC United of Manchester, The Red Rebels, and Republican’s favourites Celtic. A St Pauli statement said: “This game will be the highlight of the unique friendship between the sides.

Photo courtesy of Max Reeves
Photo courtesy of Max Reeves

Although the centenary happily coincides with their elevation to the 1st Bundesliga, the club is more know for the quality of it’s supporters than the quality of its football, widely recognized for its unique culture. It is the quintessential ‘Kult’ team and has support that spans continents.

Located in Hamburg’s traditionally working class dock area and close to the night life of the reeperbahn, the Millentor stadium would attract a few hundred or so supporters as befitting a lower division team. Then everything changed.

During the 1980s an alternative squatting scene emerged in the area, notable for its radical political nature and consequent battles with the police. They also adopted St Pauli as their club and soon the ranks of the handful of Dockers, prostitutes and other faithful were swelled with Anarchists, Punks, Bikers, anti-fascists and other politicized groups from the scene. Not only did they embrace the club but went about changing it and in a stroke of branding genius adopted the now iconic Skull and Crossbones as their logo. A game became an event. A Party.

A unique aura surrounds St Pauli…the games themselves have more of a party feel than a sporting event. As the team enters the field ACDC’s Hell’s bells blares through the PA. The famous singing stand erupts. A home goal is celebrated with a few “woo-hoos” to the sound of Blur’s Song 2! Indeed many bands are keen to associate themselves with the Club including Turbonegro, Sisters of Mercy, Bad Religion and London’s Asian Dub Foundation. The club can boast some 20 million “sympathisers” in Germany and about 200 registered fan clubs, many of them outside Germany. St. Pauli have close links with many other foreign clubs, enjoying a particularly close friendship with Celtic.

But it is the political aspects of the ‘Pirates of the League’ that impress most. In an era of football hooliganism used by fascists for recruiting and galvanizing, St Pauli became the first German team to ban right wing activity and presence in its stadium. The Club is staunchly progressive in anti-fascism, anti-racism anti-homophobia and anti-sexism. The club president Corny Littmann, long active in German theatre and head of the Schmidt Theatre on the Reeperbahn, is openly gay. It has the most female supporters in Germany and famously banned a chauvinistic advert from Maxim magazine in the Millentor. This approach on occasion leads to violent confrontations against clubs with right wing ultra support, notably Hansa Rostock and Hamburg SV (who have a ‘special relationship’ with Glasgow Rangers.)

The fans have always been central to the nature of the club. Having a say in such things as the stripe (camouflage one year), the official team photos (such as in front of Hamburg’s Main Prison) and having a direct relationship with the players.

But as the club celebrates the coming year in the top flight things are changing in St Pauli. The once forsaken area is undergoing gentrification (well captured in the film Empire St Pauli as Capital colonises and sterilised the culture. The Millentor itself is currently undergoing a total renovation (expanded seating, new amenities, etc), expected to be completed in 2013 and cost around 30 million euros.

Will St Pauli, always struggling for cash (bailed out in the past by donations from donations from the chairman’s theatreworld connections, charity friendlies with major clubs and T-Shirt appeals) be able to retain their integrity in the face of encroaching Capitalism? Club legend Holger Stanislawski, who has been a player, sports director vice-president and is now their coach, has told German newspapers…”St Pauli can’t afford to be a social utopia anymore.”

So if its ‘social utopian’ urge is neutered then what will be left of this unique and noble phenomenon? Certainly not it’s football.

May 17, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Renata Zelazna Charged With Attempted Murder On A Policeman

>Renata Zelazna is a Polish anarchist and vegan that has been studying and
living in Holland. She is also a friend of many of us here because she spent
some time living in Brighton, England. We received a letter from her recently
detailing what has happened to her. The notes I made from her letter are

We are going to write a letter appeal about her, send out more info and what
she needs done but I just wanted to send this out to people now to let people
know details ASAP. We’ll make it all shorter but the detail here shows how bad
she’s been treated.

Obviously she needs some good legal advice fast and people are looking into
getting her an account for money donations. If there is anyone on this forum
who is more local to the Netherlands who knows useful
institutions/organisations for legal advice etc. please let us know.

More updates to follow……

Genea, Brighton ABC.

Info taken from a letter she wrote on 24/4/10:

Renata Zelazna
Penitentiare Inrichting Ter Peel
T.A.V. Renata Zelazna 7138606 cel 1/10
Paterstraat 4
5977 NM Evertsoord

Renata is Polish but has been living in Holland because she is studying there.
She had been on a holiday to Brighton and two days after returning had an
argument with some workers on a demolition site next door to her flat who had
been causing a nuisance ever since she moved in. She had complained about the
works next door many times, particularly about asbestos contamination and the
vibrations which had caused cracks to appear around the walls of her flat. She
was living in flat which was run by the Idealis who arrange student
accommodation, the building being demolished next door was also run by them.
After ignoring most of her complaints they eventually came to inspect the
cracks in her walls and said they would fix it. They never did and she spent
some time living in fear that the whole place would collapse on her head.

After driving back from Brighton she went straight into college for an exam
and then went home to see a new machine on the demolition site. A big sort of
sledge hammer or drill. There was a lot of noise and trembling and everything
in her flat shook. As all her previous complaints had been ignored she decided
to try something else. She went down to the work site and shouted at the
driver of the digger who didn’t hear her because of the noise so she threw some mud
at the window. She tried to explain that these were student buildings, that the
builders were employed by the student Idealis and asked what were they doing
making this noise while students are trying to study for exams, why not the
previous week when there had been no classes and a lot of people were away.
The driver swung the arm of the machine around so that it almost hit her, which he
did on purpose. He then started digging again which made her loose her temper
so she threw a stone. Another builder then pushed her to the ground. She got
up and threw some more rubble and the operators said they were calling the
police. She said, “Good do that so I can complain about the nuisance”.

Renata went back home and a little while later there was a knock at her door.
She thought it was the builders who had come to cause more trouble, if she’d
thought it was the police she probably wouldn’t have opened the door to her
flat. Preparing for an argument she opened the door and saw a big man in a
white shirt and thought he was the manager of the demolition site until she
saw a female police officer behind him and then noticed his badge. They said that
she was being arrested for destroying the machine. She couldn’t believe they
were being serious, a few bits of rubble would have done nothing to such a big
machine. She explained that she was in the middle of cooking dinner and turned
around to deal with the food. The male police officer stepped in and took hold
of the wok, Renata took back the wok and tried to start cooking again and he
said “I will use violence”. He barged into her and she began to panic
because she had nowhere to escape. She grabbed the knife she had been using to
prepare her dinner and pointed it at him, trying to make him step back. She
did not try to stab him, she just wanted him to keep his hands off her, it was
survival instinct. He grabbed the hand with the knife and twisted it so that
it was pointed towards her abdomen and pushed her back almost causing her to fall
onto the blade. She was then pepper sprayed in the face.

They dragged her to the corridor and threw her onto her belly, hand cuffed her
and the male stood on her to prevent her from moving. Renata screamed and
neighbours came out but they were told to get back in. Then the female police
officer searched her flat without a warrant while she was held down. They
picked her up by the arms and trousers and carried her down the stairs head
first. They hesitated at the top of the stairs and she was so afraid at this
point she thought they would throw her down the stairs. In the squad car she
had to kneel on the floor with her arms handcuffed behind her back and head
between the seats. The male officer was behind her twisting the cuffs every
time she moved. She had trouble breathing because her head was pressed into
her chest and from the mucus and tears from the pepper spray. They shouted at her
not to spit. The male pulled her trousers down and she was just in her
knickers in front of him, exposed to him, and there was nothing she could do about it.

She was taken to a police station in Ede and told to stand up and walk inside.
The male pressed her feet against the car so that she couldn’t stand up and
she lost a shoe trying to free her legs to stand up. They dragged her to a cell
being so brutal with the cuffs that she thought they would break her wrists.
She begged them to let her walk on her own but was ignored. In the cell they
took her trousers off completely and locked her up for two days. She had
bruising just above her pubic bone and had marks and a cut from the cuffs. She
was hardly given any water, none at all on the second day, and although she
told them she was vegan they kept throwing meat into her cell to torment her.
She pushed the meat back out the cell window when it was opened and they beat
her hands and pushed them back inside.

When Renata was arrested she was having her period, there was no toilet in her
cell and she was given no sanitary products. She had to go to the toilet on
her cell floor. When she asked for water they told her to “Fuck off”. As soon
as she was in the cell she asked to see a solicitor and asked for a woman. She
saw a female duty solicitor who was helpful and found her a support group for
vegans in prison. After two days in custody a judge came and she had a trial
through the cell window. Renata was sent to prison for attempted murder.

She was told to get dressed. She had taken her trousers and underwear off
because they were covered in blood from her period. She waited and no-one came
so she removed her blood stained clothes again and wrapped her self back in
the blanket. Then the cell door opened and a police man jumped on top of her. They
put a bag over her head nearly suffocating her, handcuffed her and put Velcro
tape around her legs. She thought at this point they would kill her. They
threw her into a car and started driving with the siren on. A male policeman said to
her, “You messed it up”. Renata asked if he was the policeman in her flat
which he said he was. She apologised to him and he took the bag off her head
and she saw it was not him.
He said that if she promised to behave she could
walk into the prison. She said that she would so he took the tape off her
legs. Renata walked into the prison naked from the waste down and dripping with

She was put in a cell, this time with a toilet. They took her top and bra off
and gave her an awful dress, some water and Oxazepam (a benzodiazepine used
for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia and in the control of symptoms of
alcohol withdrawal). She was brought food the next day. She spent another 2 or 3 days
in isolation on suspicion of having tuberculosis because she was Polish. She
has not known anyone in Poland with TB and it’s compulsory to get inoculations
for that, she still has the scars from it. She told them that X-rays cause
cancer and that she was very unhappy to have it done to her but she was forced
to have an X-ray of her chest to be allowed into the normal cells.

Now she is in the normal cells in pre-trial detention. She could get 6 years
upwards for attempted murder. She has missed her exams and lost her job. She
will now have to pay back her student grant and for the language course, both
were free if she kept attending, but she will now have to pay them back. There
are services to help people save their jobs and housing but since she is not
Dutch she does not qualify, although she was paying taxes in that country.

She had a very short court hearing recently for 15 minutes where she was not
told her sentence but told that she was a danger to the public and needed to
be locked up, that she caused a disturbance to public order.

Renata said in her letter, “He came into my home and threatened me with
violence. I picked up the knife without thinking about what I was doing. Do I
really deserve 6 years for trying to save my life? Is this justice? I received
a beating, I was starved, refused water, tormented, ridiculed, kept in
isolation, X-rayed and now locked up. When I am released I will have no
education, no where to go, I will be in debt, mentally disturbed and
physically destroyed. All because I wanted some peace and quiet in a flat I was paying a
lot of rent for. I have lost all hope, I look in the mirror and see death in
my eyes. I have lost weight. I’m just skin and bones. I don’t know if I’m alive
any more”.

May 17, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>US role behind Thai slaughter


AMERICA’S ‘bloody hands’ are being seen behind the massacre of anti-government protesters in Thailand.

Writes Shamus Cooke at PEJ News: “When the White House is quiet as protestors are butchered in the streets of Bangkok Thailand, suspicions are raised. Silence often equals complicacy.

“One can only imagine what the U.S.’ response would be to a Venezuelan government slaughter: the U.S. media and Obama would loudly condemn such an act, in contrast to the muted response to Thailand’s blood bath.

“The history of U.S.-Thailand relations explains why. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. used Thailand as one of the main ‘anti-communist’ bulwarks in an area that included China, Vietnam, Burma, and other countries that were challenging capitalism.

“Thailand was thus transformed into a U.S. client state and given money, guns, and U.S. government intelligence to battle Thailand’s ‘communists’.

“This relationship has equaled numerous Thai dictatorships that have a very bloody history, including the shooting of untold numbers of protestors that the Thai government named ‘communists’, or their modern equivalent, ‘terrorists’.

“The U.S.-Thailand relationship began to sour when the recently deposed President Thaksin Shinawatra formed a closer relationship with China that included economic and military deals.

“The U.S. coup against Thai President Thaksin is at the root of the current crisis in Thailand. Large sections of the Thai working class and peasantry still identify Thaksin as their President and are demanding his return.

“They have resorted to extremely militant tactics to achieve their demands, which, if won, would amount to the restoration of democracy in Thailand.

“President Obama has not said one word of support for Thailand’s poor, while his silence enables Thailand’s elite to murder protestors in the streets free of foreign pressure.

“The U.S. is the main purchaser of Thailand’s exports, while providing important economic and military assistance. One strong statement from Obama would deter Thailand’s elites from further killing. But he will remain silent.

“So far, dozens of protestors have been murdered. But for Thailand’s U.S.-backed elite to successfully maintain their political dominance, hundreds if not thousands more will have to be slaughtered.

“By working to maintain the Bush-era coup government in Thailand, President Obama bears criminal responsibility for the current atrocities. If the Thai working class is unable to overthrow their murderous government, Obama will bear further blame for propping up a coup-government that must resort to prolonged, massive brutality to maintain its rule.”

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Friday, 14 May 2010

Thai army murders protesters

SEVERAL people are dead after Thai government troops opened fire on unarmed protesters in Bangkok on Friday.

A leading Redshirt rebel was also shot, probably fatally, by an army sniper.

Eye-witness Ben Doherty, reporting for The Guardian from Thailand, says:

“The centre of Bangkok is now a battleground, with rolling skirmishes being fought in the empty streets between the redshirts’ compound, fortified with tyres and sharpened bamboo staves, and the hastily constructed sand-bagged and razor-wired positions of the troops.

In most places, the reds’ camp and the troop position are a couple of hundred metres apart. The areas between, some of the most exclusive addresses in Bangkok, are almost deserted.

Shops have been closed and thousands of residents who live in central city apartments have fled.

Gunfire rings out on-and-off, mixed with the explosions of firecrackers and grenades being launched. Police helicopters fly overhead.

As the troops try to move in on the redshirts’ encampment, more protesters, not necessarily redshirts but sympathetic to their cause and resentful of the government crackdown, are coming out onto the streets, attacking the soldiers from behind. They are throwing bricks, molotov cocktails and lumps of concrete.

Most of Bangkok’s busiest roads, which would usually by jammed with traffic on a Friday afternoon, are deserted save for protestors and soldiers. Protesters are burning tyres, and, in some cases, seized army vehicles in the streets.”

May 16, 2010
by actforfreedomnow



athens 16/5

The general strike on May 5 against the harshest financial anti-social measures imposed the last decades became the moment for the expression of a combative social and class dispute of the entire bankrupt political-economic system. That day, we witnessed the manifestation of the accumulated popular rage and resentment, which is more and more threatening to explode, shattering not only this country but even the whole Europe, passing beyond the borders the dominators have drawn.

Especially in Athens, the demonstration of about two hundred thousand protestors, walking the open ways of struggle and through the ruptures created to the deceptively omnipotent regime by the revolt of December ’08, headed to the parliament and repeatedly clashed with the forces of repression, threatening to storm the building in waves.

As anarchists, workers, jobless and youth, continuing our mobilizations and our long-lasting struggles, we chose to participate in the demonstration of 5th May through our own political blocs, contributing from our part to the broader social and class struggle.

Nobody knows how much more the thousands of people could have achieved that day in the streets of Athens if a tragedy hadn’t taken place; a horrible event that was disruptive and catastrophic for the struggle, and an unexpected present for the state, its forces of repression and its propaganda mechanism who used it in order to slander the struggle and intensify their repressive attack in the streets, re-establishing their forces and the consent around them.

It was the murder of three bank employees caused by the arson of Marfin bank in Stadiou street. An atrocious act which was the end of a race of arsons by unknown persons who were moving in an estranged and hostile towards the demonstration manner, using it for hitting targets right next to the blocs, showing no interest in whether human lives were in danger by their actions.

The state is definitely the first responsible for this event, as well as for a series of everyday crimes. With the attack the state is launching against society, it is more and more creating the conditions of a kind of cannibalistic war of all against all; conditions in which eventually anything can happen, even the inconceivable.

Of course, also, the tragic outcome of the arson in Marfin bank, where the three victims and other people were trapped, has largely to do with the fact that the owner of the Bank forced his employees to work in a day of general strike inside a building which had its doors locked and had not any necessary precautions, such as fire safety measures and emergency exits. Yet, given that Vgenopoulos (the bank owner) is a capitalist, member of a class which, by definition, consists of cruel exploiters and murderers, his indisputable culpability cannot be an excuse for those whose actions led three working people to death.

Neither the claim that these people were working the day of the strike can be an excuse for their loss, since this was not an issue to be solved by anyone self-appointed, but an issue of the employees themselves, or their co-workers and of any probable strikers’ committees; and, in any case, the response to situations of unintentional or intentional strike-breaking couldn’t ever be what happened on the 5th of May.

Of course the masses of demonstrators, anarchists and anti-authoritarians among them, who became a human flood in the streets of Athens that day and confronted state repression with tactics of disobedience and social counter-violence are not to be held responsible for the triple murder. That murder came as an ultimate result of an irrational, meaningless and needless violence which is promoted by an autistic, un-political and anti-social concept that has become a parasite to the anarchist – antiauthoritarian movement, sucking its blood and disparaging it, leading it to criminalisation and social isolation. It is a concept that is elitist, hostile and antagonistic towards the resisting society as much as against anarchists; a concept whose emptiness is covered by the ideological rags of a individualistic-chaotic-nihilistic muddle which has, after all, embodied “values” and mentalities that belong to the world of Domination.

That outrageous event made the crowds of demonstrators freeze and emptied the streets of struggle at the most crucial moment for the social resistance. The wounded regime gained time to recover and re-organise its forces as much as it could. At the same time the lackeys of the regime, the media, literally acted as tomb-raiders, exploiting the deaths to promote the state’s ideological and repressive campaign against the people who struggle, and especially against the anarchists whom they attempt to charge with situations completely irrelevant to them.

Anarchists have absolutely nothing to do with what happened in Marfin bank, and could never have done such an action, ignoring human lives. It is also true that anarchist comrades and other protesters, although they were being threatened and physically assaulted, tried as much as they could to hinder inconsiderate attacks and to put out fires wherever lives were in danger.

No matter how much some would wish, we will not shoulder any collective responsibility for situations completely strange to us, which undermine and corrode our struggle and that would annul us as anarchists; nor will we be silent, hiding our complete opposition to such situations. Our political responsibility lies in the fact that, despite our clear conflict with those situations, we were not able to deal with them and politically isolate them as effectively as it should have been done; and in the fact that we have to create the terms to do so from now on. For this reason all of us are called to have a clear position, given that the tragedy in Marfin is a crucial moment and a crossroad for our struggle.

Moreover, it is our responsibility to act in solidarity and collectively in order to repel the slanderous attack by the state and its lackeys, and to continue fighting in political terms, in terms of a movement, within the community, together with its resisting parts.

As anarchists we have a lasting, multiform solidarity activity within the social-class struggles, always on the side of workers, youth, migrants and refugees, and other oppressed and resisting people; and in no way will we stop doing so.

We will not tolerate the denigration of our struggle, which is a struggle for life, freedom and dignity against death, enslavement and humiliation both of the individual and of society; a struggle against inequality, hierarchy and injustice, against any form of exploitation and oppression.

We don’t forget the three dead workers.


No peace with the bosses – Wage slavery is terrorism

The struggle continues… for social revolution, anarchy and communism

We express our solidarity with the people who were beaten and arrested by the police on 5th May and we stand by the side of Zaimi 11 squat in Exarchia which was evacuated after a police raid during which eleven comrades were arrested.

Anarchist collective “Circle of Fire”

Anarchist Bulletin “BLACK FLAG”

10 May 2010

May 15, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

>Conspiracy group suspected in blasts 15/5 greek media…


As forensic experts of the police’s counterterrorism unit yesterday examined the remnants of two bombs that targeted Attica’s Korydallos Prison and Thessaloniki’s main court complex within 24 hours of each other, police sources said they believe members of Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire to be behind both of the attacks.

Yesterday’s blast occurred shortly before 1.30 p.m. when a large bomb that had been planted in the basement men’s rest rooms at Thessaloniki’s main court complex detonated, injuring one court employee in the leg. An anonymous caller had phoned in a warning to the Eleftherotypia daily 20 minutes beforehand. According to sources, the caller had asked that the court complex be evacuated immediately, emphasizing several times that “this is not a hoax.” Police started ushering people out of the courtrooms but the bomb went off before everyone had left the premises. Televised images at the time of the bombing showed frightened citizens and policemen streaming out the entrance.

Police had not made any official statement regarding the suspected perpetrators behind the bombing by late yesterday but sources said they believed it – and Thursday night’s bombing outside Korydallos jail – had been the work of Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire and had been intended to remind police that the urban guerrilla group is still active. Ten suspected members of the group have been arrested over the past year. Of these, three are still in custody.

According to sources, the modus operandi of the perpetrators behind the court complex bombing and the blast outside the prison resembles that of Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, whose recent hits include bombings at the Athens headquarters of Ethniki Insurance, the Aliens Bureau on Petrou Ralli Street and the central Athens offices of Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn), a far-right organization.

The bomb used at the court complex is believed to have comprised 10 kilograms of high-impact explosives, according to police sources. The bomb used in the Korydallos hit was very powerful, with reverberations felt as far away as central Athens, but no details about its composition were revealed. It caused significant damage and minor injuries to the 22-year-old resident of an adjacent apartment block.

By late last night, there had been no claim of responsibility for either attack.

May 15, 2010
by actforfreedomnow



At noon today a bomb exploded in the court of Thessaloniki. 2 phone calls had warned about the placement of the bomb.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mainstream media report that a “strong bomb” exploded approximately 200 meters away from the exterior wall of the prison of Korydallos in Athens tonight. Athens daily “Eleftherotypia” and “Alter” TV station received warning calls at approximately 21.50 GMT+2. A 22-year old woman was lightly injured from the explosion, which was across the city centre, Piraeus and the southern suburbs. [Show as slideshow] 100_3213 100_3214 100_3215 100_3221
Although it was a huge explosion heard to almost All Athens, All mass media try to dig this and referred just for a few seconds in contrast to worldwide mass media refering to this explosion near the Athens prison wall that destroyed the window glasses in house 100nds of meters away.. The reason of this low profile is that the Greek goverment afraids that the extensive publication of this event will harm seriously the “safety profile” of the Greek vacations.. taking also inaccount that a large campain is due to start explaining to the world .. that Greece is safe to come. To understand the seriousness of the effort the Prime Minister Papandreou participates on the video clip for the advertisement .