March 8, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Violent rallies continue as students clash with police March 7th, 2010


Hundreds of students from several campuses clashed with police in Makassar on Wednesday and Thursday, leaving three police posts and the student organization’s secretariat office damaged.

A clash also flared up between students and local residents in which either side hurled rocks at each other.

Thursday’s clash was a follow-up of Wednesday, when rallies held in the wake of the plenary session by the House of Representatives in Jakarta, turned violent with students blockading the streets and pelting stones, damaging traffic lights and government offices.

Wednesday’s riot left a police officer injured. In retaliation, several members of the 88 Special Detachment raided the secretariat’s office of the Association of Islamic Students (HMI).

That evening, the South Sulawesi Police office and the HMI officials came to a compromise that the clashes were not institutional but personal.

While deploring the anarchist actions by the students, police chief Insp. Gen. Adang Rochjana expressed his concern over the assault on the HMI office and extended an apology.

However, not all students accepted the compromise, which led to Thursday’s flare-up of violent protests.

The students attacked the police posts with logs and stones. The mob also vented their anger by vandalizing billboards and traffic light. Traffic was redirected as the roads became strewn with rocks.

The students barricaded the main street by holding up two trucks, which cut access from
the city to the southern part of the province, and laid waste to a nearby police post that was unattended.

At one point, hundreds of local residents decided to take the law into their own hands and chase the students away. When the students regrouped and fought back, the local residents were themselves chased from the area.

The clashes took place in front of the campuses of the State Islamic University (UIN) Alauddin Hasanuddin University and University of Muslim Indonesia.

Anti-terror police were deployed to disperse the students, they fired tear gas to little effect as protesters continued to launch hit-and-run attacks on the police.

The police finally herded the students onto the university’s campus.

The students suspected police of provoking residents into clashing and playing part in event assaulting the police posts.

Police chief Adang promised stern action against those responsible for the commotion.

“I will act on whoever involved in anarchism from Wednesday and Thursday…be they students or police personnel,” he said.

March 8, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Solidarity gathering at aulwna youth prisons, outside of athens, greece.


from 2.00 till 4.00 pm, 130 comrades from athens, defying the rain, went to aulwna to express their solidarity to the comrades P.M. and M.G., who are in jail awaiting trial accused of being members of “conspirasy cells of fire”, in the halandri “den” case.
Chants were shouted, a banner was raised and there was communacation with the comrades behind the walls,which we hope got strength from this move of ours.
The presense of the police, that had found out about this move,(it was only circulated mouth to mouth) was very big,riot cops etc., but there was no problems. it was raining most of the time but that dint bother anyone, the time we stayed was as long as the hostages of the state had their time outside.
the riot cops were heard saying “we are gonna fuck you up” and other things like that.
The comrades simply replied “we will see you on thursday” (there has been another strike and demonstration called for thursday 11 march). As for how the cops found out about this, after 1973 the whole of the politechnic has been bugged everywhere.

The passion for freedom is stronger than their prisons!!

March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Witches in liberty: churches vandalized

Nantes, March 2d: The Saint-Donatien basilica and the Saint-Clément churches have been vandalized.

One could read on Saint-Donatien basilica:
Burn your church!“ on the walls, and a big ‚A‘ on the front door.

The private catholic school Saint-Donatien was also recovered: « Priests to the pyre, the witches in liberty!“ and „No god, no master!“

Two days before, the Saint-Clément church found its chairs broken, like a hand of St-Pierre. A picture of the Way to the Cross has been stolen.

Four people had their ID controlled on Saturday night, and are suspected for that acts.

March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Prison kills!

Angers, March 4th:
New graffitis after the suicide in Orvault, in the prison for under-age youth (EPM)

The Youth Judicial Police (PJJ) was recovered: “ The EPM kills!“
On the back of the Court House, another graffiti: „Justice kills“
Near the prison, one could read: „The State imprisons, the state kills!“, „solidarity“ and „this world is a prison, let’s burst!“

„courage and determination to the imprisoned people and their relatives“


March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

rain-train: sabotages and arrest

March 1st, Vaucluse/Isère : sabotages on SNCF cables. Press say it can not be the storm… In between Lyon and South France, many trains were late. A first act was made in Vaucluse region, the other one in Grenay-Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, where cables were cut.

March 4th: One person arrested for the damage on January 24th.
On January 24th, seven trains in Nice train-station have been vandalized (170 windows broken and fire extinguisher emptyed out). About 15 cars and one supermarket have also been damaged.
The train company SNCF counts 500 000e of damages.

March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Solidarity report from Paris to Italy 6. März 2010

Next week, the judge will inform about her decisions concerning the 10 accused for rebellion in the Detention Center of Vincennes.
On March 17th, 13.30 at the TGI court of Paris, metro Cité, on 16th room.
-Almost all the request of the defense have been rejected ( see HERE about the trial and its mascarade, and HERE about the solidarity actions for that trial).
-Gilbert Flam, the prosecutor, requested 6 to 3 years of prisons against them! The nine people accused, have already been between 9 months to one year in prison, wainting for the trial. The 10th person have been so hardly beaten up inside, he’s now disabled, and the State took off its accusation.

    „While some people who fight with the sans-papiers and, in general, for liberty of movement and installation, are the subjects of proceedings (arrests, investigations, trial…), it’s more than evidence we show we‘ll not yield to intimidations; among others, continuing to show our solidarity to the Vincenees accused, and in general to all those who- with or without papers- express their revolt against the dialy violence of the deportation machine“

From the call to come to the Court, on March 17th

In Marseille, gathering at the Detention Center of Canet
16 March, at 5.00 – Place Cadenat (Belle de Mai-13003).
Other trials will follow- in Bordeaux and Toulouse.


Here some words from the Vincennes Detention Center detainees solidarity committee, about and for the struggles in Italy:

    Solidarity with the arrested comrades and the sans-papiers imprisoned in the CID!

    Since several years, the control of the migration flux is a main interest for the european governments. Claiming the asbolishment of the borders inside the Schengen space, they multiplied and dispersed inside each territory, and increase outside Europe: the streets, the transport, administration, banks, turn into a border at each control. The Detention Centers, the wainting zones, the camps for migrants, are part of these murderous borders of Europe.

    Like in France, in Italy, where already 25 CID ( Center of identification and Deportation) are created, more and more Detention Centers are built on its territory. The State also subsidizes camps for migrants outside of its borders, as in Libya.

    Inside these CID, the revolts multiply since several years: hunger strikes, confrontation with police, arsons, collective escapes… In 2009, two CIE were totally destroyed during collective revolts.

    Outside also, people struggle for the liberty of movement and installation, often linked with the detainees: demonstrations at the CID, occupations (for example Red-Cross, that manages some centers), the blockade of the transfers between two centers, graffities…

    Against these resistances, the State multiplies repressive actions.
    On August 13rd, fourteen sans-papiers imprisoned in Via Corelli are accused for an arson and imrisoned. In October 2009, they are condamned to several months of prison. On January 16th, Mohammed El Abbouby, one of the fourteen people, is found dead in his cell. Joy, another person condamned, has accused the general inspector of the CID for rape attempt. She’s charged for „slander“. After several months in prison, she’s once again in a CID.

    The State hits also outside. On February 23rd, about twenty people have their houses searched in Turin, Rovereto, Vicoforte, and Mantoue. Three are now in prison and three under house arrest. More than computer and flyers, usually seized, the BlackOut Radio computers have been seized. The people charged are qualified of „insurrectionalist anarchists“, embodying the interior ennemies. In Italy, as in France, the State tries to isolate, using press campaign and a charges arsenal; defining the solidarity acts of delinquent, criminals, or terrorists.

    The Vincennes Detainees Solidarity Committee shows its solidarity with Luca, Andrea, Marco, Maja, Paolo- and all those who fight, inside or outside- against the CID and for the liberty of movement and installation!

    You can write the people in prison:

    Luca Ghezzi – Via Pianezza 300, 10151 Torino Andrea Ventrella – Via Pianezza 300, 10151 Torino Fabio Milan – Via Pianezza 300, 10151 Torino

    Liberty for all! With or without papers, in Italy as elsewhere!
    Liberty of movement and installation!

3 MARCH 2010

March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Parasits, cockroachs united! 7. März 2010 france


The ANPE (National Agency for Work) turned into a new structure: ‚Work Center‘. A meeting each month, less money, and the risk to be removed of the lists if you refuse a job.

    « We do not want to be controlled,
    nor managed,;
    not helped nor you to be sorry for us;
    we want money.
    Rendez-vous on the Main Strike. »

    (cockroachs of Montreuil)

In December, in several towns, unemployed people and other parasites started to move: in Brest, a town hall is occupied, and call for other strategical buildings occupations; in Lannion, Morlaix and Rennes, same motivations. Flash-actions take place in many Work Centers and Social Help offices (CAF:those who give you the money), with postering and inscription on the lists of removed people. But also ERDF (electricity company, that made big strikes last year, see HERE) and Temporary Jobs offices, walks in Brittany and around Marseille.

A new call is made to prepare occupations and strategy for May.

    « the ‚good‘ unemployed is no more an ‘unemployed ‘, it’s a ‚work-seeker‘.
    The examplary work-seeker works, with no end: he starts again and again his Curriculum Vitae, sends hundreds of Motivation Letters, he ‚investigates‘ to ‚target‘ better the ‚jobs deposits‘, he accepts with good grace all the Curicullum redaction, interviews simulations courses, the free experience periods, the Evaluation in Work environment (70 hours of voluntary job), and he asks more ».

    Movement of Unemployed and Precarious people in struggle in Rennes, janvier 2010)


March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Pouring oil onto the fire greece news

Greece’s politicians seem unable to comprehend people’s anger at the manner in which they have handled the money in the public coffers, even though the signs are visible to even the most uninformed observer.

At a time when the public sector is putting a freeze on any new hirings and thousands of young people are being forced to join the unemployment line, parliamentary deputies have voted to award permanent status to a group of temporary employees in the state sector.

Defenders of the move have said that the law was put in motion during the days of the previous parliamentary president. But this is not an adequate excuse.

A poorly planned decision cannot be made legitimate after the fact and, in any case, the country’s public finances are in a state of code red due to the fiscal crisis and outstanding debt.

Gestures such as giving permanent jobs to staff who have been hired to carry out short-term tasks only pour more oil onto the flames.

March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Officers face sack for ‘planting’ firebomb greece saloniki

Three police officers from Thessaloniki face the possibility of losing their jobs after being called to appear before a disciplinary committee on charges of planting incriminating evidence on a suspect, it emerged yesterday.

The policeman arrested a 24-year-old student during disturbances in the northern city last December on suspicion of possessing a Molotov cocktail. But a prosecutor freed the suspect when video and photographic evidence emerged appearing to show officers placing a bag containing a petrol bomb that did not belong to the student next to him.

The student protested his innocence in court, saying he had come down from his apartment in his pyjamas to throw rubbish into a dumpster when he was caught up in rioting.

The police apologized for the incident and launched an internal investigation. A prosecutor is also looking into the affair.

March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow





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March 7, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Mass strikes with only hours prior warning are unfolding in Greece after the government announced new crippling measures for workers

greece 03/06/10

The government’s announcements of the new austerity measures dictated by the EU have rendered the greek PM’s talk of a “state of war” concrete. The new measures include a 30% cut in public workers’ 13th and 14th salary, as well as 12% cut in all salary subsidies, which in reality amounts to a sum of more than 1/12 of the total annual salary. In addition the government has announced new taxes for alcohol and cigarettes, as well as a universal VAT of 21% that is considered crippling by shop-owners and small free-lance enterpeneurs. Not one measure is however targeted towards the construction-banking-press-shipping trusts that plague the country.

The reaction to the measures has been immediate and acute:

Just hours after the announcement of the new measures, layed-off workers of Olympic Airways attacked riot police lines guarding the State General Accountancy and have occupied the building, in what they call a open-ended occupation. The action has led to the closing of Athens’ main commercial street, Panepistimiou, for long hours.

On Thursday morning, workers under the Communist Party union umbrella PAME occupied the Ministry of Finance on Syntagma square (which remains under occupation) as well as the county headquarters of the city of Trikala. Later, PAME also occupied 4 TV station in the city in Patras, and the state TV station of Salonica, forcing the news broadcasters to play a DVD against government measures.

On Thursday afternoon, two protest marches took to the streets of Athens. The first, called by PAME, and the second by OLME, the teachers union and supported by ADEDY. The latter gathered around 10,000 people despite less than 24h notice, and during its course limited clashes developed with the riot police which was pilled with rocks outside the EU Commission building. Also two protest marches took to the streets of Salonica at the same time.A protest march was also realised in the city of Lamia.

Finally, the party offices of PASOK in the town of Arta were smashed by what it is beliaved to be people enraged by the measures

For Friday:

ADEDY and GSEE (public and private sector union umbrellas) have declared a 4h stoppage of work across the country for tomorrow and a central demo outside the Parliament at noon. The two giant unions are hinting at a general strike for the 11th of March.

PAME has declared a 24h strike in all sectors for Friday.

All buses, trolleys, the metro, intercity trains, and trams as well as most flights of Aegean and Olympic Airways apart from a few security flights been be halted, as workers in means of mass transport have called a 24h strike. The strike will immobilise the country.

All schools will remain closed, as teachers have called a 24h strike.

All public TV and radio, as well as the Athens News Agency, all municipal radio stations and the Ministry of Press have declared a 24h strike and a demo in front of the Journalist Union building in Athens.

All hospitals across the country will be serving only immergency cases, as doctors have declared a 24h strike.

No garbage will be collected on Friday, as refuse collectors have declared a 24h strike, while they have also announced another strike and a protest march for March the 10th.

Pensioners will be performing a protest march in Salonica on Friday morning.

Students are holding assemblies in their schools to decide their participation in the struggle, with many schools already having decided to move to occupation and participate in the marches.

It is indicative of the climate of public rage that even cops have announced a demo outside the Athens Police Hq for the 11th of March.

Tax officers have also announced a 2day strike starting on Monday, while school traffic wardens in Northern Greece have announced a 3-day long strike starting on Monday.

The people’s reaction to the austerity measures are expected to further explode as the EU Commission is pressuring for the implementation of similar measures for the private sector. It is believed that such a move could bring the country on the brink of social insurrection.

March 5, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

They say “austerity”, we say “fight back!”: government gazette HQ and ministries occupied



March 5 updates (all times GMT+2)

13.41 Employees of the ministry of interior are occupying the headquarters of the government gazette. Every law that is voted in parliament must be printed in the gazette to come into effect. The employees are occupying to stop the law introducing the austerity measures from being printed!

12.43 In Thessaloniki, the regional ministry of Macedonia and Thrace was briefly occupied by protesters; they were attacked by riot police and tear-gassed – they have just evacuated the building.

12.16 Employees at the hospital of Nikaia applied their general assembly’s decision by occupying the office of the vice-minister of Health, in Athens.

11.30 Strike protests are underway in Athens and Thessaloniki; reports will come in later.

  1. Third day of demonstrations, after the announcement of the plan that takes back everything that class struggle has won the last 4 decades.

    Demonstrations turn violent.

    In Athens, clashes with the police forces outside the parliament and elsewhere. The president of ADEDY (sold out umbrella union) was attacked by many groups of demonstrators. Ministry of Labor evacuated under the fear of riots as the demonstration was heading towards it. Clashes with the police in many areas, as the situation turn uncontrollable. The number of the demonstrators is very difficult to estimate. They go on, at the time of writing.

    In many cities, demos, in some clashes erupted and smashing of banks mostly.

March 5, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Wednesday 3rd March 2010 greece salonika athens

  • Clashes between pensioners who were demonstrating in Athens and pigs who were protecting a government building. The “social character” of the state was proved for one more time by sending special pigs’ units against third age people.


  • Demonstration in Thessaloniki town by anti-capitalistic organizations against the government and EU economical program. Also many panhellenic protests organized by KKE (Communistic Parliamentary Party).
  • Demonstration in Ioannina town against the economical programm organized by Initiative of Struggle and Resistance with participation of out-parliamentary communists, anarchists, individuals, libertarian parliamentary communists.
  • N.V., 21 years old, who was prejailed after being accused for participation in the Conspiracy Cells of the Fire Urban Guerrilla Organization was released today. The comrade has been in pre-jail custody since the 1st of February, when he was arrested, because of a finger-print of him on a plastic bag which was found inside the so called “terrorists hide-out” by the antiterrorist pig forces. (watch older update)
  • Four local TV-stations in Patras town squatted for some minutes by members of PAME (syndicalists of communistic parliament party). The workers entered the buildings of the TV-stations before the beginning of the news and announced a manifestation about the mobilization demonstrations on the 4th March against the economical program of the goverment and EU.

Thursday 4th March 2010

  • Members of PAME squatted the Ministry of Finance for seven hours close to the parliament in the city of Athens. The syndicalists have organized mobilization actions in 62 different towns around Greece and call for a General Strike for tomorrow against the government’s economical program. GSEE (General Confederation of Workers Greece), the official bourgeoisie organization that can register one more General Strike, event that a lot of workers and unions ask for, refuses to announce for it.

Foto from the Ministry of Finance:

  • The front-glass at the offices of PASOK (“socialistic” party on government) in Arta town got smashed during last night. One more action against the economical plans of the government …
  • State Agency of Workers’ Care building was squatted this mourning by nurses in Thessaloniki. A demonstration also took place at 10:00 against the government’s economical plans.
  • General Accounting State Office in Athens squatted by dismissed workers of Olympic Airways.
  • Early in the mourning was finished the panhellenic strike of taxi drivers. As they say, if the government will insist in the economical program they will start a General Continuesly Strike.
  • Workers of United Textiles squatted the offices of Region Eastern Macedonia-Thrace in Komotini town. They also escalate their actions against the government and EU economical program.
  • Demonstration in Athens with the participation of almost 16.000 people. Around 10.000 in the block of independant base’s syndicates, out-parliamentary communistic organizations, anarchists, etc. and the rest of the people at the block of PAME. Some clashes with cops in front of the parliament who used tear-gas against the protestors who responded with stones. Some banks smashed down, some multinational shopping malls. Barricades also at Akademias & Sinas streets and clashes with special pigs’ forces. People also have stopped the traffic in several avenues informing the people to join the actions. Mass Media in Greece refuse to report about the mobilizations. Another important thing is that the people in the streets are really angry and carry lot of rage which do not have any problem to express: the attacks against cops happen at once when it is needed, but also many people discuss with them trying to explain that in their uniforms they only serve the rich elite of this system. Also, some independant researches (and not payed polls with pre-made results) show that 95.5% of the people in Greece do not believe in what Mass Media present. Together with these results the state propaganda about “national unity and obedience to the austerity program” is not believed by people.

Fotos, Athens:

  • Two demonstrations-gatherings also in Thessaloniki under rain, one called by PAME and the other by independent organizations which gathered some thousands of people.

Strike-Storm Report of the next days:

– Friday 5th March: 3 hours stop of working, from 12:00 to 15:00, was announced by GSEE-ADEDY. In Thessaloniki, 4 hours stop of working as was announced by the Labor Centre Thessaloniki from 12:00 to 16:00 with public traffic busses also participating in. 24 hours STRIKE for the Train Organization Greece. In the strike participate also journalists of the public sector and maybe journalists in privet sector will join with 2 hours stop of working from 10:00 to 12:00.

– 24 hours Strike announced by ADEDY for the 16th of March. (It is also under discussion to transfer the Strike between the 8th and 12th of March)

– Friday 5th March, 24 hour STRIKE of journalists in public television and radio sector.

– Friday 5th March, 24 hour STRIKE for trains, underground, electric railways, tram in Athens.

– Friday 5th March, call from PAME for 24 hour strike. Participation has also announced already many base’s syndicates.

– GSEE (General Confederation Workers Greece) will decide in the next days for a new 24 or 48 General Strike.

– Friday 5th March, 24 hour strike from teachers and professors.

– Friday 5th March, demonstration of pensioners and gathering in front of the Labor Centre Thessaloniki.

– Friday 5th March, motorcycle demonstration in solidarity with the Egyptian fishermen workers in Thessaloniki. (watch older update)

– Owners of trucks and water-transfering trucks start organizing their actions against the government’s economical plans.

– Workers of tax-offices on 48 hour strike on 8th and 9th of March.

– New strikes were announced by owners of kiosks.

March 4, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

About the arrests of February 15th in Paris and the alleged serial-ATMers

Tuesday 3 March 2009

Last February 15th, at six in the morning, seven people were arrested and their houses searched, for an investigation concerning the agitation around the Vincennes detention Center revolt and trial, and against the deportation machine. Several details on these arrests and their immediate consequences…

House-Search and waking up at 6 o‘clock

No doors were broken, and in general, it has been possible to gain time before cops entered ( and before they threatened to use their ram). All in all, fifty Antiterrorist Section cops(SAT), of the Criminal Brigade ( followed with the DCRI-secret information police-, Financial Brigade, computers specialists…) were mobilised for this arrests raid. Mainly, they were looking for specific clothes ( scarfs, hats, jackets, sweat-shirt, shoes), but also flyers, brochures and posters- about all subjects, and especially those against deportation machine. Of course, they seized computers, mobile phones, diaries and other notebooks, and spray cans and banners ( « November 2005-December 2008, the arson is spreading »; « No NATO, nor Taliban, let’s desert the wars of the powerful ») as well. Cops took many pictures of different documents and books. Finally, cigarets and tooth-brushs were seized for DNA sample; some people were « asked » for their underwear, but in vain. And, being over zealous, cops passed DNA cotton buds on the bed sheets.

After this, people were taken away and questionned. Some people present during the house search were also questionned. Let’s remind that it’s not an obligation to accept the questioning.

To have « nothing to declare », to refuse to answer their questions and to not sign any of their papers during the watch, is less a general principle than a practical obviousness.
The reality of this cop-watch, is the cops time, when everything is done in order to obtain confessisons, and when any word can be used for charge [on this subject, one can read Questioning techincs in Mauvaises Intentions compilation]. And inspite the pressure attempts, we know cops do not have the direct power to extend the watch time, nor to impose any condamnation. In this case, the people taken away to custody didn‘t declare or signed anything.
ATM, promenades and occupations

In the begining of the arrests, the charges were « voluntary, serious damages and destruction in group », « arson or explosive substance damages or destruction » and « criminal association ».
Actually, the arrested people are suspected to participate to the agitation around the trial of the Vincennes detention center detainees in revolt, and to the struggle against the deportation machine in general [see the brochure A chacun le sien- about the collaboratiing vultures]. It’s a struggle that expressed itself through AirFrance and Carlson WagonLits agencies occupations, wild marchs [see the brochure Balade], posters and graffities, banks ATM sabotages – these banks well known for having denounced sans-papiers to cops, were sabotaged with glue, acid, arson and hammers hits, banners hung on the close ring of Paris etc. See Here.
This is what is called an investigation!

Though the investigation was, due to press, under antiterrorist note, the prosecution decided during the arrests to re-define the investigation from criminal to correctional, and then to remove the « antiterrorism » note. What is attacked is the struggle against the deportation machine ( and against the world that goes with it), self-organization and direct/anonymous actions as well.
The use of the video surveillance by police

During the questionings, video bands were showed to the accused. Notice that most of the time, the camera pictures ( these ’round‘ cameras up to the ATM) are quite good quality: high definition, colors, zoom… About 60 cameras bands are alreay added to the case. Of course, it’s not only about the damaged ATM, but also posters and graffitis during the wild marchs ( on Ibis Hostels, post banks, BNP, LCL, Société Générale, Air France…). How will it be, when the promised 1300 cameras will be connected in Paris?!
About DNA samples

All the accused refused DNA samples ( digitales files and pictures as well), but cops tried their best to get whatever has been touched: plastic cup and cutlery,straws, cigarettes butts… and, what amazing, a pig even thought about slealing up an hygenic towel, for analysis…
It’s possible to not touch anything with your mouth ( and so to not let your salvia) on the ustensil, or to scrub them on the floor, so you mix the DNA marks that are already in the cell.
For more details about the DNA refusal and the judicial application: http:/
In front of the judge, and judicial control

After 48 hours of watch, and 10 at the depot, one by one, and with a lawyer, the accused meet the judge. Three options are left: to shut up, to make an initiale declaration, or to answer the questions. Four people are finally under investigation, and condamned to a judicial control. It’s forbidden to see each other or to contact each other, they must answer the APPE call (Judicial Help Association), and it’s forbidden to leave the national territory without asking the judge [see the brochure Prison at Home].

Finally, four people are under investigation for « damages or destruction in a group », two of them are also accused of « arson or explosive substance damages or destruction ». A fifth person is looked for, accused of the same facts.
To break the struggle

The main goal of these arrests and the judicial control that follows is to separate and to isolate more and more those who fight. It’s also about to eradicate some ways of revolt- as common as postering, graffitis and wild marchs. To condamn some ways of action, with the excuse they are directily linked to the current repression, only reinforces the separation the State tries to impose [see the text Un Pavé dans les rouages]. These arrests, house searches and investigations raid, if we do not consider the information work police did, is only one more pressure hit against any desire to act, and to destroy what destroys us!

Everything goes on!
Struggles and revolts in Europe

The current context is not reduced to France; in Europe, the revolts are many, in the Detention Centers and around. To learn more about these actual struggles, one can read the follwing brochures [in french]:
– Fire to borders
– History of the revolts in Detention center in Europe

In Italy, the same type of repression attacked, several days after the arrests in Paris, some people suspected to participate to the struggles against the CIE, in Turin, Lecce, Rovereto… Several of the accused were put in prison and put under house arrest, and other under « special surveillance ».
But solidarity does not care about borders eighter; so it’s with joy we learnt the recent attacks against ATM in Belgium and Spain.


March 4, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Communique of Revolutionary Continuity Urban Guerrilla Organization for the bomb explosion at JPMorgan investment bank offices in Athens on the 16th o

… In America two of the biggest banks, which belong to the billionairs Rockefeller and Morgan dominate on a capital of 11 billions Deutsche Mark …The Morgans used to have a high influence into the political life of USA. Many presidents and ministers of USA were the favorites of the Morgans …

Complete Writings of V.I. Lenin, tome 27

JPMorgan investment bank was since the middle-war a powerful monopoly stock company that used to control a large number of U.S. banks and industrial associations and companies. Such was for example the General Electric and General Motors, which until 2006 had annual revenues higher than the GDP of Ireland, New Zealand, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Namibia, Nicaragua and Chad together. With the crash of 1929, which caused such things as the predatory mania of JPMorgan, promoting the well-known “economical bubbles”, this profit-speculative company smashed all the small economical groups, by merging them and asserting its sovereignty and its monopoly character.

Today we are one more capitalist crisis that has been forseen, moreover inherent to the character of the capitalist model. It started for one more time in the so-called “country of prosperity”, America, with the poor middle American citizen who used to take house-loans, it was spreaded with the so-called ‘toxic’ financial products and escalated with mass redundancies of workers in multinational companies and factories, company closures, pressure against lower-income countries and the list is endless. Those companies which survived, succeeded with the money of taxpayers in any country while on the same time all over the world the voices that were asking the crisis to be paid by those who created it were becoming louder. Of course, injustice and oppression exist either the capitalist model is experiencing a boom or recession. Long before the crisis, to avoid loss of profits imposed by labor achievements, the large multinational companies transferred their capital and their production to countries of the so-called ‘developing’, according to their terminology, world, in order to achieve the lowest production cost. Some of them, such as Nike and Adidas and otherones, which have already transferred their production to developing countries, refuse to pay even the 87 cents per hour which are considered as necessary to cover the basic cost of living for the workers and avoid the risks of disease outbreaks etc. Instead, some of them pay only 13 cents per hour. At the same time there is another darker side. The American “leader” of the “free world” since the Second World War, decided to assume the role of exporter of the “Western democracy” by exporting war and oppression in ‘developing’ regions of the planet, such as the much-suffer countries of the Arab world while meanwhile supports economically and militarily some fascistic states, such as Israel. With this blatant arrogance of the powerful states and the market dominance on the planet collapsed the ideological investment of America which used to be self-appeared as Democracy.

The Greek state economically and strategically, was traditionally a slave to the capitalistic forces of Britain and America, and is still dependent on advanced capitalist countries in many forms, economically, militarily and culturally. Result of this dependency was the creation of a huge state, that operated and still operates as a processor of promises and financial transactions for the benefits of local and foreign oligarchies. In recent decades, there were distributed and given as a gift to magnates of wealth and to fops of social and political life huge amounts of capital funds from the Community Support Framework of the European Union even from the funds of Social Insurance System, with black money, loans free of conditions, fake competitions.

The public wealth was transferred to Greek and foreign monopolies together with countless privileges and tax-exemptions. In addition, tax-exemptions for big businesses and tax-cuts for high incomes was a key element for economic policy of Ronald Reagan the guru of neoliberalism. The theory was based on increasing entrepreneurship and expenditure of the rich people that would result the improvement of all social classes, event that never happened. The implementation of this model in Greece led to a huge accumulation of profits for the local and transnational capital.

For the benefit of powerful economic cycles was led to impoverishment the biggest mass of workers and were stuck the salaries and pensions on the level of hunger. The workers, the craftsmen, the small and middle market, the professional services, which are the main productive forces and have become the feeders of plutocracy, are crushed by unsustainable taxes, de-industrialization and the general decline. The public economic and social life has become a fiefdom of the cycles of the oligarchy. The majority of the population is under an unprecedented economic oppression, while on the same time hundreds of millions of euros are spent for the strengthening on friendly constructive compnies’ contractors and abusers of public life.

Behind the mask of “democracy” those who have the power engage in irresponsible exploitation against the produced by people (and for the people?) overvalue under the argument that this exploitation is the product and will of the majority of the people. It is, literally, a vicious circle, which has its roots in the early years after the fall of the hunta in 1974. When, after the fall of the US-led military dictatorship, appeared those who would operate the will of the people for freedom, fairer distribution of wealth and transparency. They said lies to people by repeating words which the people wanted to listen to, that, so, Greece will stop being a protectorate of the English and Americans, by creating the appropriate conditions to restore the autonomy of the country and as a natural consequence will come the improvement of living conditions. But those promises were just “dust in the wind, because “Western democracy” was doing a good job. Those who make the country work, the folk, are newcomers at their own land and various luminary brains speak on his behalf. Why the representatives of the Greek Industrialists Association should speak about the Insurance System, when their pre-eminent role is to safeguard their own individual interests? National Bank of Greece itself, the temporal abuser of public funds and copartner of the European Central Bank, admits openly that the largest proportion of public money which is flowing into funds of the State comes not from those who have the money, because they evade taxes, but from the over-loaned households which are forced through lending to become food for the bankers so they can respond to the state’s economical attack. Eventually, all that remains on topic in this ravaged place is that we work for the minority and the minority works for themselves.

But now the king is naked. The widespread corruption underlying the triangle of power, state-capital-mass media, can not be hidden. The economically weak majority of people gets widened, while at the same time they work-produce for the accumulation of wealth on the side of the economic elite. It is the economic oligarchy, which is the real power that plans, under silence and safety, the basic guidelines in public life and political decisions. The modern elite of the country, the bourgeois class, is constructed by a clearly defined circle of people who are sharing for their own the wealth of the country and have common characteristics among each other
. They live in guarded by police and bodyguards areas, such as Kolonaki district, the rich north or south suburbs.They laugh together in luxurius places, such as Ekali Club, Athenian Club, and often or rare they visit destinations like Switzerland and exotic islands. They control an army of journalists who cover and legalize their actions, maximize their control in state matters and buy justice by possessing all the mass media. They control print and electronic media, banks, constructive and financial companies, industrial and telecommunications, the stockmarket, Palaces of Culture and big football limited-responsibilities’ companies. These crazy-happy-friends is extremely tight and there is solidarity both in joy and in sorrow. At the marriage of Vardinogiannis’ son, at the baptize of Chatzinikolaou’s son, at the funeral of Lamprakis the guests were almost the same, representatives of the contemporary ruling class, journalists, businessmen, politicians and, not to forget, the American ambassador. The same people who will announce in the mass media, that should become cutouts for pensions and wages, in the same time, when a bottle of wine on their table may cost more than a monthly wage.

It is on charts these days to read and hear complaints from the government and the media, that the Greek financial system and generally the southern European countries are under attack from different centers of transnational profiteers, from the markets, the Anglo-Saxon banks etc. All these complaints are completely abstract and never lead to individual persons, as if talking about a natural disaster. This is clearly a distortion of reality while the markets are constructed by profit-speculators who are people with a full name, with businesses’ owning titles. They are a relatively small number of people who form a transnational elite and exchange between each other the key-positions they owe.

The same people who work for the International Monetary Fund after some time can work for national central banks, become priministers and financial ministers, consultants in multinational companies, organizations such as NATO etc. Tony Blair after being Britain’s priminister and sidekick of the Americans during the invasion in Iraq, became a director of JPMorgan, that has under its control the newly established Commercial Bank in Iraq, controlling the economy of the country, through the trade finance exchanges and the oil. The president of the Italian central bank (Βanca d΄Ιtalia) Mario Draghi had served as vice-chairman of Goldman Sachs and now gets prepared to become president of the European Central Bank. John Lipsky, former manager of IMF, has also worked as vice president of JPMorgan.

About Greece the “savior” manager of public debt Petros Christodoulou had offered his services in the past both at JPMorgan and the Goldman Sachs, but also at Credit Suisse. Recently, in fact, we learned from the well-known leaks of EYP (National Information Service) to press, that were identified four profit-speculative companies that become richer by functioning against the Greek economy. It was not leaked, of course, that one of them named Fidelity was a shareholder in Tyletypos, the owning company of Mega Channel. Boss, for real, and a major cash-donor of journalists who every night are trying to convince us that everyone must pay for the crisis. The same company also had a 4.5% stake of the shares in National Bank. In another case during the last Greek bond sale-out among the banks that lent the Greek State under the usurious rate of 6.5% was also the National Bank and Eurobank.

Let’s stop having doubts, their “western democracy” has nothing to do with the social power that is desired by society. It’s just a trick to keep people captive. What exists is the oligarchy of some powerful persons and the the majority of the people. The meaning of words is lost if there are no struggles for their maintenance. The challenge, then, is the resistance to unpopular projects. The response of the people must not be the inactivity but the confrontation with the options and mechanisms of the ruling class both on mass and individual level. As long as the reaction to all this is the passivity and individualism, so long territory will be given to the bosses to increase their exploitation conditions. The enemy is real and certainly not the immigrants, not the parts of the society who are fighting strongly and confrontationally, nor any other social groups who are aimed by the sovereign power. What is needed is to realize is that the most pieces of society face the same problems. We see our lives declining continuously.

What is necessary is to go into action. Even the conversation in our working place about how much ridiculous is the boss can be concidered as resistance. Gradually tolerance and fear and the imposed privetation will be removed and then will dominate the passion for justice and freedom, and the struggle of people to be saved from oppression. But where we should get is not to leave unanswered anything at all. Any change to worse situations for workers will result in cost to the bosses, from the verbal protest to violent actions. The December 2008 was not a deadlock firework, but an editorial part of the social struggles that are ongoing. In the social dialogue our own choice of armed struggle, is the immediate way to attack back against the plans of the state, the capitalists and the imperialists. It is the historical continuation of the struggles of the past with the ultimate aim of dialectic between us and the struggling parts of the society.

JPMorgan, proven, was caught red-handed stealing the money of the Insurance System, not through some financial tool of questionable legality , as they call them, but through the traditional gift-giving. And JPMorgan was interested in buying the financial bond only and only to have the ability to steal again in the future. According to the relations of IMF with JPMorgan, we easily conclude that the pressures of the IMF (and EU) for structural changes, for example in the Insurance System, have the ultimate aim of increasing the profits of financial institutions. Maybe this time, they have a better and not so easy to found out plan so they can put the cash on hands, but the objective remains the same, making it easy for them to control the economies and markets and profit speculatorly. The explosive mechanism at JPMorgan’s offices in Kolonaki district was a practical protest against its parasitic action.

The cops did not make it to evacuate the building despite the time of half hour we gave them. We can not know if they were simply unable or had something else in mind.

On the same day that took place our action, Greek police killed Nikola Todi, 25 years old, with 9 bullets proving once again the zero respect that they have for human lives and disadvantaged persons.

Athens 1st March 2010


March 4, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Crisis, “bankruptcy” and probation are a generalisation of the social and class war. No consent to the austerity plan! (Translated communique by the a

# 203 | Crisis, “bankruptcy” and probation are a generalisation of the social and class war. No consent to the austerity plan!

(Translated communique by the anarchist group Resalto in Athens)

At your draws
the galley slave was always the one to lose
and to be savaged.
But the time of happy shipwrecks is over.
When the admirals fall into the sea
don’t count on us to throw a life-jacket
unless it’s one made of stone”

Crisis, deficit, debt, spreads, probation, austerity plan, emergency measures, necessary measures, additional measures…

A campaign of social terrorisation has been launched in the past few months that is spinning around the capitalist crisis and the state deficit, especially after the staged elections of October for the handing over of the government position to the social-neoliberal political management. The pre-planned, full-scale class attack from the side of Capital, aiming at further shrinking of labour costs and pensioner rights, as well as the continuation of the “necessary” capitalist restructuring, were both showing signs of delay and incapacity to be introduced by the previous political leadership – whose social status after December’s revolt had been shredded apart. A “fresh governance” with an equally fresh “mandate from the people” was needed and was achieved with ample pre-electoral selling of hope to the gullible.

Of course, the promises and fake words disappeared overnight. Suddenly they “discovered” the “lies of the previous ones regarding the size of the state deficit”; they were “perplexed” and “enraged” by the “country’s tragic finances” and they imposed a “state of emergency” calling for “national conscription” to face the situation – promoting for themselves the image of an “honest government, negotiating and fighting hard for the country’s good”.

We must all contribute to the rescuing of the national economy”, howl the political and financial bosses and their journalist-lackeys. All who eat with golden spoons, exploit human labour, pocket bribes, sort out their own people and loot social wealth. The bosses, the financiers and the managers, the bank/ stock market capital and its golden boys, the governors, the party headquarters and their electoral clientèle, TV station owners, salaried hack writers and the journalistic mouthpieces, the managers of public administration, of state organisations and insurance funds… This raffle asks us once again to “tighten the belt”, to accept the new plans of austerity, the cutting-down of wages, pension freezes, additional tax exactions; “restructuring” in the insurance plans, “flexible” and insecure labour, and so on.

How boring and lousy a repetition of the same defrauding tactics. For twenty-five years now it’s been always the same, always with a different disguise. And of course it is anything but a coincidence that the guarantors of this global-scale experiment of social and class discipline and further pillage are the watchers of the EU, the howling dogs of the EU Commission, with a parallel observation of the IMF.

And so pensions must stay put and salaries must be cut, with a 30% cut of the Easter and Christmas bonuses; apart from the further 12% cuts to the rest of the bonuses of the public sector employees (for now, this is “limited” to the public sector, but how long will it really take for the discussion for its extension to the private one too?). New taxes must be applied to petrol, cigarettes, drinks, together with the increase of the VAT across all categories (from 4,5 to 5%, from 9 to 10%, from 19 to 21%) and new tax scales have to be constructed at the expense, once again, of the waged and the pensioners – now to include the so-called “middle incomes”. At the same time the number of the officially registered unemployed has sky-rocketed to 800.000 as of early March, making the estimate of minister of employment, Loverdos, of 1.000.000 during 2010 looking rather mild.

The domestic and supra-national sovereignty, the local and globalised elites of political and financial power, which have amassed and privatised incomprehensibly huge wealth during the past 30 years of (neoliberal) development and looting, are now attempting to spread across society their damage and to continue apace with their attack and their looting. “We have gained everything and it’s time for you to pick the bill” is their cynical statement. With some determination that fills our city centres with cops of all kinds: check-points, pedestrian and motorcycle patrols, neighbourhood police, undercovers and units of crowd repression (the well-known MAT). A very real occupation army for the dealing with of any possible social reaction, unrest or uprisings. After all, the memory of “December” is still fresh, in society as much as in the government boards.

The new round of the social-class war has started and goes under the names of “Crisis”, “Probation”, “Austerity and Development Plans”… and more is to come. Intensification of exploitation in the workplace; new measures for further flexibility of the job market” (read: further labour insecurity), laws for the complete deconstruction of the system of social security, increase of the reserve labour army of the unemployed. The ruffians are brutal: “work more for less”, that’s the only way for costs to go down, for investments to come back, for capital to move, for new work positions to open up, for us to exit the crisis. And who knows what comes next…

And so questions immediately open up: is it ever possible for someone, after all these years of exploitation and mocking, to still believe in or trust the political and business establishment together with its supranational coalitions (EU, IMF and so on?) Is it possible for us to take in s
toically the looting of our lives, to consent with our crushing? Illusions of “rights” – “vested” or else, are over. Any further time credit to this deteriorating world of alienation, of exploitation and obedience must end the soonest. The state-capitalist system no longer has anything to promise other than more poverty (material, emotional, mental), environmental destruction, human wrecks, fear and repression.

Let’s organise and strengthen our fronts and our trenches in the social-class war that is storming ahead. Promoting the logic of the community, of mutual aid, real solidarity in-between the lines of the exploited and the suppressed, away from fictional dichotomies and constructed divisions (workers-unemployed, new-old insured persons, locals-migrants and so on). Promoting the logic of conflict with the political and financial authority and its advocates. Against fatalism, individualisation, individual and social defeat. Promoting the logic of direct, collective action; without hierarchies, without any experts or mediators , away from all party, syndicalist or media conduct. Not only for our defense and our survival, not for the little and the immediate, but for the self-determination of our own lives. For the prospect of a free, self-organised society with no authority, no class divides, no social discrimination, alienation or existential dead-ends.

Fight back against the pillage of the state and the bosses

March 4, 2010
by actforfreedomnow

Free the young man with … bag athens greece 03/03/10

Released from prison the young man who is accused of involvement in ”CONSPIRACY OF THE CELLS OF FIRE” and was

arrested for the sole “evidence” to find fingerprints in a plastic bag and a booklet. is transported objects found at home in

Halandri, which were the first arrests in the case.

The undefined 21year old man is released by the Ordinance of the Council of Appeal, and after a positive recommendation

from the prosecutor. The boy was arrested on the first February and was considered in prison three days later, with the

consent of prosecutor and investigator.

Democracy prejails because of a finger-print on a plastic bag!!!
The State power with the activation of necessary Fear & Consent Producing Assistive Devices, in the frame of anti-revolt, started a Middle Ages “chase of witches”. The recent prejailing of N.V. 21 years old only with the evidence of a fingerprint on an empty plastic bag, shows that we have to defend against a massive suspects creating manufacture.

Some days before the parliament elections in 2009, the patrons of Greek Republic invade in the house of anarchist Charis Ch. They arrest him and complain categories for participating in the “Conspiracy Cells of the Fire”. Charis Ch. connection with CCF comes after guesswork of the Antiterrorist authorities, who show and quash findings, such as left-overs of explosive device inside a garbage bin in the near (!!!) of the arrested’s house. At the same time, get also arrested his cousin and his girlfriend and one more anarchist, Panagiotis M., who used to keep friendly relations together. To back up the arrests of the lasts, mass media, as being mouth-pieces of Greek Police, rename the house into hide out, and as elements are used their fingerprints in the house! Meanwhile, gets set up a pre-election spectacle amenity to the voters. All of them declare innocent for themselves, taking responsibility only for their political and social actions. Three of them, except the girl, are prejailed already for 5 months.
With Chrysochides now on the weel of repression, the state starts a frontal attack. Attempts to terrorize not only persons who move in political spaces, but, like during the civil war, also their friends and families, thereby criminalizing their social relationships.
– At once arrest warrants for 6 more persons get published, who have either political or friendly relations with the people above. The only elements remain to be the finger-prints in the house of Charis Ch. The show goes on with arrest warrants that get published in series against people who are known to the prosecuting authorities for their participation in social struggles.
– In 14/11/09 Antigoni Ch. gets arrested in front of Skaramagkas squat, with used as element a finger-print on candlestick (!!!), which disappeared later. The “dangerous terrorist”, as the mass media represented her, is left temporarily free.
– In 5/1/2010 the case of Nikos M., was proved as one more fiasco. As elements are also used finger-prints that were found in a personal computer which was built (before the appearance of CCF) by Nikos M. for his fellow student Charis Ch. He gets allowed free until trial, accused with the Terror-law.
– In 1/2/2010 gets arrested one more person, with the charges against him with the Terror-law, who gets under prejail custody this time. The difference with the other cases? A finger-print on a plastic bag and one more on a printed matter. And all these in the house-“hide out” at Chalandri district.

Through the repression of the “inland enemy” comes the society’s obedience.
Against the deafening silence they impose, let’s give priority to our genuine solidarity with all the people who are under the target of state terrorism.