May 15, 2010
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>news action greece europe 5/5

>About the atms in thessaloniki greece

In the early hours of wednesday 5th of may we decided to inaugurate the 24hour general strike by putting of use 71 ATMs in many areas of Thessaloniki (euosmos, centre, touba, ambelokipoi, pylaia, kalamaria, sukies). This action is just another small piece of the puzzle that is a part of the substantial oppossition to the calmness that exists in the functioning of society .
An action against the obvious section of the otherwise invisible, prosedure of money circulation.
An action that is easy for everyone to do (a little bit of quik dry glue and a few cards is enough to sabotage a few of these machines).
In a society such as this one, in which the relationships are described with consumerist terms, we try every moment to oppose the normality that is defined in our lives by the state, replacing this way the logic of abuse with the release of our destructive feelings. We chose to act on this day to show that for strikes to be an authentic threat to the state, a basic criteria is the interruption of production and with that, of consumtion, this way normality is blocked and the chance is given to everyone in the street to organize their resistance to those who stole their lives.
Because of the assimilation of the strikes and their transformation to another democratic right , this threat has turned into nothing more than a simple -and this only apparently- happy break from everyday life.
Solidarity around the world with the revolt in Greece and all the prisoners

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.

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.

Soccer riot 2/5

Seven riot policemen suffered minor injuries in clashes with PAOK fans salonika on Sunday night following a match for the Super League playoffs. The supporters threw petrol bombs, rocks and bottles at the officers. Two of the policemen were hit by a car. No arrests were made.

May 15, 2010
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>SOLIDARITY DEMO IN SIDNEY AUSTRALIA FROM ANARCHIST FOR GREECE

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On the afternoon of Sunday 16/5/2010 took place a solidarity intervention and public speaking for the strikers and our comrades in Greece. For several hours we occupied Newtown square, banners were hung around, displayed many anarchist flags, distributed texts, scattered flyers throughout the area, and played Greek anarchist music.greek_soli-02l262so.mov (video/quicktime)

Brussels – Solidarity visit to Greek Tourism Office


“Brussels, avenue Louise, monday at 10 in the morning: people storm into the Greek Tourist Office and throw oil on the computers, paint and home-made stink bombs and this text:

When we make today a visit to the Tourist Office of the Greek State, it is not to offer ourselves a travel to the sun which would make us forget the morbid routine. We are inhabitual clients who came to share a part of the road with those who chose the paths of revolt. The one way tickets for the angry, and especially for the anarchists, to the cells of the Greek State will not dismantle the ongoing social explosion; they will not obstruct us from going on the slingering paths towards a world without authority.

Freedom for the imprisoned anarchists!
Freedom for all!”

12.05.2010
Translated from http://lille.indymedia.org/article22676.html

May 14, 2010
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>Detentions at protest.

On May 12, a picket took place at the Greek embassy in Warsaw in solidarity with the social struggle in Greece. The picket was visited by a group of about 10 Greek people living in Poland. A banner was hung on the embassy. Also, the flags of Greece and the EU, which were on flagpoles in front of the building, were taken down and black flags put in their place.

After the picket, police came after a group of people sitting in the park. Six Greek activists and a Polish guy were arrested and are still being held. Police are still “investigating” the incident, but they are threatening to charge people with stealing the flag and with taking part in an illegal demonstration with the intent to commit a crime. Stealing the flag can face up to one year in prison.

The police have not been very cooperative in either giving information or letting a lawyer see the detainees. In relation to this, there was an emergency solidarity picket during the day in front of the “Police Palace”. As a result, a spokesman came out and gave a little information and promised that somebody could at least receive information concerning the eventual release or continued detention of the comrades.

Tomorrow again we will try to send legal aid to the detained and maybe organize a bigger protest if they are not released. There may be a problem for foreigners detained in Poland as sometimes the police consider them a flight risk.

http://zspwawa.blogspot.com/2010/05/fuck-flag-freedom-for-greek-activists.html

May 14, 2010
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>13 police cars torched at police school in Denmark 14/5

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greetings from Denmark!

Some 13 police squad vehicles, patrol cars and unmarked police cars went up in flames during the night (may 14th) at the Police Academy in Brøndby (a suburb of Copenhagen).

A neighbour to the Academy called the police after hearing an explosion at the school and three vehicles in flames. By the time the fire service arrived at the scene, a further 10 were in flames.

The vehicles were in a compound at the rear of the complex and it appears that those responsible had also attempted to set fire to several garbage containers at the front of the building.

It remains unclear how the cars were set alight and neighbours say they had not seen any suspicious people in the area around the compound.

–There is an anti-police demonstration in Copenhagen next week, should be fun!

May 13, 2010
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>SLOGAN SOLIDARITY IN THE STREETS IN ATHENS
FOR OUR COMRADES THEY URRESTED IN ARGENTINA .TODAY 7/5 CALL GATHERING DEMO FROM THE ANARCHISTS IN ARGENTINA EMBASSY IN ATHENS

May 13, 2010
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>7 ARRESTS IN POLAND AFTER SOLIDARITY ACTION FOR GREECE

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Yesterday 12/5/2010 twenty people gathered in a solidarity action at the greek embassy in warsaw poland. The put up banners and took down the greek and european flag replacing them with black ones. six greek and one polish student were arrested. They have been in warsaw police station since then. Noone can communicate with them. A lawyer of the black cross has gone there aswell.
In poland its illegal to have a protest with more than 15 people.
We dont know if they will keep them for 24 or 48 hours. They have given them no food or water. The cops want to press serious charges. None of the people arrested had anything to do with the flag action. They are going to charge them with stealing the flag [which does not exist] and for “participating in an illegal gathering with intent to commt a crime”.

FREEDOM TO THE COMRADES
SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON

…boubourAs translations…

May 12, 2010
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Police Draw Batons on Bank Bailout protestors

Two thousand took to the street to protest at the bank bailout.

Anger at the devastation of Ireland in the name of bailing out the Banks was articulated at the Right To Work Campaign protest at the Dail.

This is a short video from when the first forty or so went to the gates to be joined shortly by hundreds more.

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Video from the gates of the Daíl.

May 12, 2010
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>Athens: death of a (riot) dog.

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A well known anarchist activist (of the canine kind), known as ‘S@ns Papiers’ , sadly passed away after dying of natural causes, following childbirth. She was founder of a group known as the Bl@ck Dogs, co-members were her puppies.
Early on Saturday the 8th of May, S@ns Papiers passed away, 2 months after a difficult pup-birth, aged six. She had 3 puppies, Petras, Luben and Giganta (Giant).
She first took to the streets early, in 2006, in Athens and elsewhere, as her mother grew and her human carer was attacked with flash-bangs and chemicals. In December 2008 she was with human comrades in the thick of the social-class struggle. On the 5th of May S@ns Papiers managed to reach the entrance of the parliament, placard in mouth!
S@ns Papiers was buried alongside her gran with honor, as and “enemy of the state”.

An abridged translation of http://athens.indymedia.org/front.php3?lang=el&article_id=1167968
Numerous photos of this comrade are shown!

May 12, 2010
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Solidarity from Sydney, AustraliaYesterday 11/5/2010 a solidarity gathering with the workers struggle in Greece took place at the Greek Consulate in Sydney, Australia. The same building also holds the branch of Laiki Bank, the subsidiary of Marfin Bank in Sydney.Banners in English and Greek were placed, texts distributed, and flyers scattered around the city.-Anarchists/Antiauthoritarians in SydneyBelow, the photos

May 12, 2010
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about 5th of May

THE FAIR UPRISING OF 120,000 DEMONSTRATORS, THE RAID AGAINST THE PARLIAMENT BY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ENRAGED PEOPLE HAD NOTHING AND COULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PARA-STATE GANG WHO MURDERED THREE PEOPLE IN A BANK IN STADIOU STR. AND TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO DO THE SAME AT THE BOOKSTORE IANOS

“Oh sky, your mirror image can be seen on the mud also”.

At first, we want to make it clear that our anger is indescribable, for the cowardly para-state gang who is responsible for murdering three people, two women, one pregnant on the fourth month, and a man who worked at Marfin bank at Stadiou Str., as well as for the gang of politicians and journalists who rushed to associate the fair uprising of hundreds of thousands of people in Athens and other cities with this atrocious murder.

But the truth cannot be erased. An angry river of protesters surrounded the Parliament and for hours and hours attempted to invade during a ferocious battle with the forces of repression.

This fact cannot be hidden or covered by tons of mud, which the panic-stricken state employees, gloomy party-directors of every colour and the ‘elite’ managers of ‘journalism’ try to throw. Even the video-feedback that they supposedly commented with their almost pale faces , is an irrefutable evidence of what actually happened for hours either on the stairs leading to the courtyard of the parliament, or in front of the Unknown Soldier, or at Amalias Ave. in the wider area of “Sintagma”.

Tens of thousands of protesters tried to break the ring of the repressive forces, while the entire demonstration not only applauded this effort but they also supported by not moving from the area which was full with tear gas. People of all ages with their face covered or not, rattled the atmosphere with the slogan ”Burn the parliament this bordello”, which was shouted just from the lips of anarchists some years ago. As for the anarchists, yes they were among all those who gave a thunderous message to local officials of the IMF and EU but also to their famous bosses.

Here is the Balkans, it’s not funny. The people still know how to struggle, to uprise, to revolt, to bleed in order to hold just a piece of hope for what they believe is fair. The neck of the dissidents in Greece has proven to be sensitive to state oppression, their recalcitrance feeds every insurgency, every social conflict.

International news agencies, once again, record an uprising in Greece in a crucial “moment” for the lords of the EU and beyond. They fear that this fiery message would, once again, pass the blaze to other grounds, which would gradually become a fire. The European south, which appears unable to “adapt”, is attempted to be put in the ‘gypsum’, to be disciplined in any way.

So, let’s welcome the new plans. Let us make them sure that the whip is not enough to make us passive and unable to lift our head. Let them have no doubt that the fairy tales and ideologies of ‘national survival’, ‘patriotism’, ‘national emergency’ and certain other stories have unraveled.

As far as we are concerned, we have not forgotten, not for a single moment, that we have every reason to stick the knife as deep as we can into the bone. To do everything to keep the wounds of the authoritarians open. The failure is all their own, we did not and will not ever have anything to share with those who suck the lives of people, who now deny to them even the crumbling they granted yesterday. As for those who waver, those who will be placed outside, because the fate that the system of domination and exploitation holds for them is now worse, we have nothing else to do but to welcome them.

Finally, we reiterate once again that the anarchist militants have nothing to do with any sort of miserable gang. They participate in social struggles, proposing first of all the ethics, their selflessness and abnegation. They do not intend to gain economic or other kind of profit. They don’t bear the flag “steal, break, grab”. They deplore and do not associate with anyone who wants to impose, in a revolutionary way or not. They explicitly disregard any kind of “medals”, claimed by supposedly “enlightened vanguards” and turn their back without a second thought to the “movement majorities”, who, however, seem so few and so small…

The 5th of May, will be surely recorded in the strongest way possible in the history of social struggles. We wish to believe that the painful fact of murdering three people will be the swan song of those who attempt to tie down social practices, promoting – from the position of an assignee – various para-state gangs, whatever disguise they have.

Of course, “don’t just wait for help from Gods, u have to move your hands yourself” …

Athens, 5th May 2010

Anarchist’s Coil

www.anarchy.gr

www.anarchypress.gr

May 12, 2010
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>Seisidis suing arresting officer

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12/5

A lawyer representing Symeon Seisidis, believed to be a member of the “robbers in black” gang, said yesterday that his client has sued the police officer who shot him in the leg before his arrest last week. Seisidis and an alleged accomplice were caught in central Athens shortly after an armed raid on a Praktiker hardware store. Seisidis insists that he had nothing to do with the robbery and that he was unjustly targeted. His lawyer, Costas Papadakis, claimed that Seisidis was shot from behind.

May 11, 2010
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>Probation Offices Attacked in London (UK)

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11 May 2010

Forest Gate Community Service Office and Probation Offices were attacked by anarchist group “Black Fever Gang”. 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 8, 2010
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>DNA clue in sombrero raid 8/5

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Police believe they have cracked who was behind a bizarre armed attack on a bus containing riot police officers in Exarchia, central Athens, in 2009, when a man wearing Bermuda shorts and a sombrero opened fire on the vehicle.

Sources said yesterday that DNA evidence taken from the 34-year-old, known only as A.S. for legal reasons, who was arrested with suspected “robber in black” Symon Seisidis on Monday following an armed robbery, matches that recovered from the scene of the July 2009 shooting.

In last year’s incident, the suspect allegedly approached the bus and opened fire with a handgun. None of the bullets hit their intended target and the assailant ran off. However, in his effort to evade arrest, he dropped a surgical mask he had been wearing to cover his face.

It appears that forensic experts have been able to match the DNA on the mask with that taken from the 34-year-old following his arrest.

this is bullshits from the greek media and the states!

aris is not alone!! more news later…

May 8, 2010
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Argentina – the 5 comrades arrested for solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis are FREE!


from argentinian comrades, via informa-azione
Today around 5am, the 5 comrades accused of the attack on the Greek embassy were released from prison. Opposite the Intendenza di Polizia Federale a large number of people in solidarity were present who greeted them with great affection, flags, hugs and fireworks.
Information about their judicial situation isn’t clear yet, but we will keep you informed. We share with everybody the joy of being able to have them with us again after days of imprisonment.
MUERTE AL ESTADO!
VIVA LA ANARQUIA!!!
Sab, 08/05/2010 – 23:06

A DEMO IN ARGENTINA SOLIDARYTI TO THE 5

A DEMO IN ARGENTINA  SOLIDARYTI TO THE 5

May 7, 2010
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>Argentina – the 5 comrades arrested for solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis are FREE!

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from argentinian comrades, via informa-azioneToday around 5am, the 5 comrades accused of the attack on the Greek embassy were released from prison. Opposite the Intendenza di Polizia Federale a large number of people in solidarity were present who greeted them with great affection, flags, hugs and fireworks.Information about their judicial situation isn’t clear yet, but we will keep you informed. We share with everybody the joy of being able to have them with us again after days of imprisonment.MUERTE AL ESTADO!VIVA LA ANARQUIA!!!Sab, 08/05/2010 – 23:06

A DEMO IN ARGENTINA SOLIDARYTI TO THE 5

May 7, 2010
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>Argentina – the 5 comrades arrested for solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis are FREE!

from argentinian comrades, via informa-azioneToday around 5am, the 5 comrades accused of the attack on the Greek embassy were released from prison. Opposite the Intendenza di Polizia Federale a large number of people in solidarity were present who greeted them with great affection, flags, hugs and fireworks.Information about their judicial situation isn’t clear yet, but we will keep you informed. We share with everybody the joy of being able to have them with us again after days of imprisonment.MUERTE AL ESTADO!VIVA LA ANARQUIA!!!Sab, 08/05/2010 – 23:06

A DEMO IN ARGENTINA SOLIDARYTI TO THE 5