June 29, 2018
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Hamburg, Germany: Russian Visa Center Attacked in Solidarity with Anarchists Facing Repression in Russia, Belarus and Crimea

On the night of June 22nd, some unknown persons destroyed the windows of the Russian visa center at 14a Kanal Strasse in Hamburg. Also, ‘FUCK FIFA’, ‘FIGHT REPRESSION’ and ‘(A)’ were sprayed on the building facade.
Since Autumn 2017 there have been repressive attacks against anarchists in several cities of Russia as well as in Belarus and Crimea. The FSB (Federal Security Service) have used torture, intimidation, extortion and imprisonment against them. At the same time, the FIFA World Cup is taking place in Russia, one of the biggest spectacles of those in power. The rich are continuing to get richer, and in the shadows of the surveillance cameras, just like during the Olympics or summits, these games are being used to increase repression against marginalized, poor and unwanted social groups, as well aggressively pushing forward gentrification of neighbourhoods.
Freedom and solidarity do not need a visa!
(via Deutschland Indymedia, translated into English by Nae Clone for Mpalothia)

June 29, 2018
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Comments Off on Paris, France: Four Staff Vehicles Torched Outside Fresnes Prison

Paris, France: Four Staff Vehicles Torched Outside Fresnes Prison

21.06.18: Four vehicles were destroyed or damaged by arson during the night from Wednesday to Thursday in the staff car park at Fresnes Prison (Val-de-Marne), it has been learned from reliable sources. According to initial investigations, «the incendiary device was thrown from the street overlooking the area at the rear of the institution,» stated the director of prison administration.
«The prosecutor’s office takes the case very seriously,», «the scientific police attended the scene and security patrols around the penitentiary area have been increased,» she added. The owners of the vehicles concerned will be assisted with the process of compensation by the administration, according to the same source. Security improvements are currently underway in and arround the prison, including the installation of new fences, security nets and CCTV cameras.

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June 29, 2018
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Canada: Small gift for the G7 – It was what it seemed like

Anonymous submission to MTL Counter-info
While the police and their para-military weapons invaded the old city’s streets, looking for some obscure threat; some shadows slid out of their lair. They attacked the telecommunications system recently updated in Charlevoix by some generous and powerful people. The need for a good fiber-optic connection for the G7 festival relies on a few thousands poles and some big black wires. And no, it’s not the kind of thing that can ignite by itself… We also want to cheer the beaver who broke the fiber-optic network in 2013 and the ice which did the same in April of this year. We hope that by testing your network, we helped you miss a few tweets…
We refuse to be bound by your tentaculary networks. For us, every technological advancement comes at the price of another regression in our liberty.

June 29, 2018
by actforfreedom
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Canada: Sabotage during the G7 Summit

From Sans Attendre Demain
via: mtlcounterinfo.
The last G7 was held in La Malbaie, in Quebec, the 8th and 9th of June 2018 in the Charlevoix castle. While the entire area was heavily secured, which we don’t doubt, power also took care to reinforce its critical infrastructures, including cell phone network coverage (with a $15M contract with Bell for the installation of 13 cell phone relays), but also the installation of fiber optic cable in this depopulated and slightly preserved zone of La Malbaie (with a $6M contract with Bell), so that the heads of state could enjoy high speed internet during the summit.

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June 29, 2018
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Published: Tear Down The Bastille. Voices From Inside the Walls.

Revolt Press has printed and published the booklet ‘Tear Down The Bastille. Hunger Strike as a Means of Struggle. Voices From Inside the Walls. ‘
‘Tear Down The Bastille. Hunger Strike as a Means of Struggle. Voices From Inside the Walls. ‘ contains texts about the history of hunger strikes within the prison walls and about the struggle of anarchists within prison. The texts were written by anarchist prisoners themselves who are held in the dungeons of the Greek prisons.
In April 2016 the texts were published in Greek by Solidarity Fund For Imprisoned And Persecuted Fighters. The assembly of the Solidarity Fund has added texts about the history of hunger strikes as a means of action within the walls. The texts were distributed inside as well as outside the prison walls.
The Solidarity Fund writes this about the texts: Through publishing the thoughts and experiences of prisoners, through the spreading of their words, we seek to make them as present as possible in the daily processes of the fighters outside the walls, we want to shake the barriers of silence, fragmentation, the division among the oppressed, we chose to incarnate the projects of struggle and solidarity in one more way.
This specific issue refers to hunger strike as a means of struggle, a matter that has intensely concerned not only those directly involved but also those in solidarity, as well as a large part of greek society. A hunger strike, as a means of struggle, was never a desperate move, or simply a “peaceful” protest in order to project the victimization of the hunger striker and extract sensitivity and charity. It is a conscious struggle, where the coordination of those inside and outside is a necessary condition in order for there to be a result, but also to maintain the strengths of those fighting. Despite all this, we realize that the hunger strike is the ultimate means that a prisoner could choose, we think it is of imperative need to cultivate a bidirectional struggle dynamic inside and outside the walls, that will prevent the condition of someone placing their own body as a mound. The struggle for revolution and the tearing down of every prison still remains open.
Revolt Press now publishes the booklet in English on paper, in order to contribute to the publication and dissemination of texts written by anarchist prisoners.
‘Tear Down The Bastille. Hunger Strike as a Means of Struggle. ” is for sale at Bookstore Opstand in The Hague, Fort van Sjakoo in Amsterdam and online at Active Distributions.
‘Tear Down The Bastille. Hunger Strike as a Means of Struggle. Voices From Inside the Walls.’
Printed and published: Revolt Press, the Netherlands, 2018
Translation: Act For Freedom Now!
Edited: Revolt Press
Pages: 106
Print: Riso, 120 grams Bio-Top paper.
Circulation: 400
If you want to buy the book as a distro or bookstore, please send an email to revoltpress (at) riseup.net.

June 29, 2018
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Comments Off on Anarchist wallpaper #4: Don’t Move for the Rich. Fight Gentrification!

Anarchist wallpaper #4: Don’t Move for the Rich. Fight Gentrification!

Here is the 4th Anarchist wallpaper published in June 2018. This time the wallpaper covers the subjects of gentrification and the possibility of attack. Download the wallpaper, print it and spread it.


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Don’t Move for the Rich. Fight Gentrification!
A silent killer is crawling through the city. A silent killer whose sights are set on everyone who is not rich enough or doesn’t fit in the current trend of the city. A silent killer who is trying to clear a path in the city for expensive shops, yuppies and pop-up stores. This killer is called gentrification and through urban renewal it is pushing out those who do not belong to the upper class out of the city.
You can see it happening in all the cities across the world. Working class neighbourhoods are being transformed into hip shopping streets to attract the rich: an attempt to increase a neighbourhood’s so-called value. The consequences are rent hikes and the removal of people who have lived in these neighbourhoods for years and have their social networks there. Where should these people go? The developers, politicians and the rich yuppies don’t give a damn, because if they can’t make money off of you, you are not interesting. In that case you are an inconvenience. So let us be an inconvenience.
Gentrification has many aspects and many different participants. It’s not only the developers who want to enrich themselves with real estate who are to blame. It’s also the housing corporations who sell social housing to the highest bidder so that cheap housing disappears.

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June 29, 2018
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AnarchistLibraries.Net

Behind every project there is one or more individuals. Fairly large projects don’t grow by themselves. They need love and passion. When there is no more love, it’s time to move on and build something else.
This project, AnarchistLibraries.net, forks off from The Anarchist Library project, and serves as an international platform for anarchist sites focusing on publishing and archiving texts.
I’ve been involved with The Anarchist Library since the very beginning, formatting texts, building the libraries’ software and assisting in the creation of new ones in languages other than English.
When the people based in the United States involved in the library project decided to publish so-called eco-extremist material, despite the objections which were raised, existing problems and divergences came to light. What to publish? Where is the line drawn? Who decides and on what ground? With whom does one want to work? The U.S. group decided that they are the library and they have the final word.
At this point, I’m not comfortable anymore with the English speaking library claiming to be THE anarchist library and being the project’s flagship: anarchistlibraries.net was born. This name should better express the spirit of the project (a net of anarchist libraries) as I’ve always seen it.
Each library has always been its own project, regardless of the domain name. Each library takes responsibility for its publishing choices.
I think that idea of building THE anarchist library is flawed. I prefer the idea of having smaller libraries (or even sites) loosely connected, even in the same language but maintained by different people, than having THE library. The global search function provided by this site is a step forward in this direction: let’s keep the sites (and the folks) separated, but keep them together for the comrades searching for anarchist texts.
If you want to create an anarchist library in a new or in an existing language, or even a small anarchist site where you would like to have the same set of features as the libraries (EPUB/PDF generation, bookbuilder, mirroring, etc.) you are welcome to write to the mailing list anarchistlibraries@inventati.org (for a library) or to me directly (for a site) so we can discuss it and make it happen.
June 9th, 2018,
marco — at- anarhija -dot — net
anarchistlibraries.net

June 25, 2018
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Comments Off on uk : PDFs: Online release of Return Fire vol.5, individual texts now re-formated for distribution, more to come

uk : PDFs: Online release of Return Fire vol.5, individual texts now re-formated for distribution, more to come

Welcome to the fifth installment of Return Fire, now available in PDF. Dated autumn 2017. Part international translation platform, part space for theoretical deliberation, part clearing house for action and repression, part archive for articles of interest, part literary collage of anarchist propaganda, art, poetry and subversion. An alternative version of the covers is also included for printing runs for distribution outside of the U.K. who prefer greyscale.
return-fire-vol5-covers-COLOUR.pdf
return-fire-vol5-covers-B&W.pdf
return-fire-vol5-contents.compressed.pdf
In compiling and editing this volume, a number of recurring themes have stuck out to us.
  • Democracy and the falseness of its dichotomy with dictatorship;
  • an analysis and/or practice critique of imperial, universalist science and new technological frontiers (from the micro-scale to outer space);
  • the timeless tension perceived within self-described anarchism of community (both of what some would call the ‘nation’ – even stripped of its European statist and racialised connotations – and that which composes the more-than-human world) and individual.
At 128 pages, this is our largest offering yet, so it will only scratch the surface to mention a few of the texts contained within: from What Could Compensate for the Loss of the Night Sky?, the Uncivilized Animals study on the drastic effects of light pollution across species, to Dot Matrix troubling radical notions of ‘care’ and ‘conflict resolution’ that abound, in her Trying for Springs.

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June 25, 2018
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Vantoux, France: Orange relay antenna set on fire – Wednesday, May 16 , 2018

On May 16, the relay antenna of Vantoux was burned in the afternoon, disrupting communications of the Orange operator, especially those from laptops. The inhabitants of Vantoux, Nouilly and Vallières-les-Bordes were particularly affected.
The operator has announced that it has filed a complaint.
[Reproduced from the disgusting l’Est, May 24, 2018]
Sans_Attendre
Translated by act from freedom now!

June 25, 2018
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Comments Off on Roybon, France: Some blows to the militia of the “Center Park project.

Roybon, France: Some blows to the militia of the “Center Park project.

Physical aggression in the town of Roybon
Since the beginning of the occupation of Avenières wood in December 2014, several attacks on the occupants have taken place:
Blockages of access roads
Fires of barricades, living places, buildings, vehicles, forest
Physical aggression
Threats of sexual assault
Death threats
The killing of a comrade’s dog
Following these attacks, two people responsible for several of the above assaults were met on the morning of Wednesday, 6 June as they were leaving their home. One was beaten and his vehicle sabotaged. The other was able to escape and his motorcycle was burned.
In the afternoon, even searches were carried out, people were stopped and released.
It is possible to restore fear to those who exercise oppression by profession or desire.
Solidarity with the occupants of the Roybon forest!
May anti-authoritarian responses flourish!
[Posted on indymedia grenoble, Wednesday, June 13, 2018]
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Translated by Act for freedom now!
via: Sans_Attendre

June 25, 2018
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Comments Off on Germany,Berlin : Incendiary Actions Against Telekom, Deutsche Bahn and Vodafone

Germany,Berlin : Incendiary Actions Against Telekom, Deutsche Bahn and Vodafone

Berlin, June 2018

Restructuring power via digitization is in full swing. Hardly anything that cannot be complemented by a ‘smart’ in its name and thus a new place in this world has escaped this process. Everything is networked. Cameras, sensors and chips are constantly sending and letting things communicate. ‘Big Data’ is the currency of tomorrow. Even our relationships, actions and thinking are permanently exposed to digital access. Reduced to information, we feed the algorithms of the machines, helping to make the future manageable and controllable.
It’s not always easy to hold on to the possibility of destroying this system as the rapid pace of the technological attack is widening and the net of domination stretches around us. All the more important are the moments of counterattack to reject the powerlessness that is spreading in the face of current developments. So we are all the more pleased that the answers to the misery produced by the colonization of the world via techno-industrial hegemony are found again and again in Berlin. Within the context of the planned Google campus in Kreuzberg, a fight has developed that is not only aimed at the tech giants and their universe, but also at the social level. Self-organization, direct communication and the power of the attack are the means of choice. Various acts of sabotage, such as the one last March by ‘Vulkangruppe NetzHerrschaft zerreißen’ have shown that the infrastructure of the flow of goods, communication and data networks is vulnerable and can be disrupted by arson attacks against cable networks and sensitive radio antennas. But other actors in the city’s and life’s smartification have also become the target of anger, such as the torched Amazon vehicles, the Molotov attack against the start-up factory, the attacks against Zalando or the Humboldthain Technology Park, and so on. We want to fuel these conflicts with our contribution by picking out some well-known players who are actively working to expand and optimize the web of domination and control.

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June 25, 2018
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Comments Off on Italy – Against TAP, against Turkey, against the world

Italy – Against TAP, against Turkey, against the world

Rote Zora, a network of German internationalist feminist urban guerrilla groups, had a simple idea of internationalist solidarity. To strike the industrial, political and financial complicities of faraway assassins through direct action: to disrupt production by sabotaging it, to damage means and to attack those who are responsible for iniquities. These are the multifarious and varied possibilities offered to the individuals in struggle against the world.
In recent months a great deal of attention was given to Operation Olive Branch (see internationalist campaign fight4afrin) carried out by Turkey in the Kurdish territories in Syria. However, if Erdogan can well afford to set the terms by massacring thousands of human beings and rebuilding the Ottoman imperial dream, this is only because the geopolitical role of his country allows him to do so: on the one hand it controls ‘our’ western borders on behalf of the EU as it keeps the undesirable ones away, on the other it controls the flow of energy resources in the old continent. The central role in the energy sector played by Turkish power was once again highlighted in mid-February 2018, with the military block of the Italian ship Saipem 12000 (owned by ENI) in Cyprus’ open sea, in contested waters: the hydrocarbons which Italian technicians are looking for must remain in the Turkish sphere of influence, there’s no changing that.

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June 21, 2018
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Comments Off on Athens,Greece EN/SP/ : Green Nemesis Act 3, MEAT TRANSPORT TRUCK, HUNTER’S CAR TORCHED (DELAYED REPORT)

Athens,Greece EN/SP/ : Green Nemesis Act 3, MEAT TRANSPORT TRUCK, HUNTER’S CAR TORCHED (DELAYED REPORT)

photos via: tracesoffire.

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anonymous report:
“On October 28, we made a double hit in the area of ​​Zografou, burning a truck / refrigerator for meat transportation, with an incendiary mechanism. We also attacked a hunter’s car by breaking and burning gasoline in its interior. We also take responsibility for the Green Immediate Act 3.
We indiscriminately attack what contributes to the incarceration, abuse and misery of animals. Whether this is a cosmetic showcase or a butcher, etc.
ANTHROPOCENTRISM
People from the very old age used the animals for their benefit. With the development of technology and its means, the exploitation of animals grew, while the value of life was undermined. Anthropocentrism is the one that leads millions of animals to death in order to become food, and not only. Workshops full of experimental animals. Also people still use animals for their own fun.
The attitude of the human species has made him think he is more important than nature and any other animal, constantly looking at how he can profit from the destruction, plundering,

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June 21, 2018
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usa : Words of Fire 9 is Out!

Greetings!
We are excited to announce that we finally published the 9th edition of Words of Fire, our semi-regular ‘zine of writings, drawings, and poetry by people in prison!!
It was actually completed in May 2017 and we’ve been sending it into prisons for the past year. We’ve just been slow to post it on our website. It includes some great poems and essays, along with beautiful drawings!! Although many of the submissions are from North Carolina and nearby states, our cover images was drawn by someone from a prison in Oregon!
We are incredibly grateful to all the authors for sharing their work with us. We also owe a huge thank you to the dedicated students from Criminal Justice Awareness and Action at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They spent the 2016-2017 school year typing up, proofreading and then laying out Words of Fire 9. Check CJAA out on Facebook as well.
Check out past issues of Words of Fire, along with a print-ready version of WOF 9 on our projects page.
via: anarchistnews

June 21, 2018
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Comments Off on Santiago, Chile: Claim of Responsibility for an Incendiary Attack Against a Transantiago Bus

Santiago, Chile: Claim of Responsibility for an Incendiary Attack Against a Transantiago Bus

MACHI CELESTINO CORDOVA TO HIS REWE*, PRISONERS OF THE SOCIAL WAR TO THE STREET, PUNKY MAURY PRESENT
We claim responsibility for the incendiary attack against the route 426 Transantiago bus that took place this Friday, June 1st around 21:00 at the intersection of Matucan and Romero streets in Central Station commune.
We call for expanding the constant attack against the bastard institutions and services of the State.
We are in solidarity with the conflict that is developing in the south of the territories of so-called Chile and Argentina, we embrace the dignified resistance of the Mapuche people.
LET ACTIVE SOLIDARITY MULTIPLY!!
ANARCHIST PRISONERS HELD IN THE DUNGEONS OF CAPITAL PRESENT!
NOT A MINUTE OF SILENCE, A WHOLE LIFE OF COMBAT!
June, 2018.
via  Mpalothia
*Note from Mpalothia: Celestina Cordove is an imprisoned Mapuch Machi (a Mapuche shaman / healer) who is currently on hunger strike demanding leave to visit his Rewe (sacred altar).

June 18, 2018
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Germany – Repressive operation following the disorders at the G20 in Hamburg – Update

At 6am on 29th May a repressive operation was launched by the German investigative police ‘Schwarzer Block’ (Black Block) on an international level. The operation has already obtained results in France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
Given that the German police lost control in its biggest and most militarized operation of the century – given that we took the streets during the protests against the G20 in Hamburg last summer, showing the State that it can’t control us completely, not even by force – the German State is looking for people to accuse and punish, people to represent the G20 revolt and the repression that followed.
There is an investigative team with more than 180 police officers, which call themselves ‘Soko Black Block’, which is trying to arrest as many demonstrators as it can. Since last summer they have been carrying out massive repressive waves from time to time, with operations that appear to be specifically devised to capture the attention of the media and intimidate demonstrators. They have carried out raids and two big public investigations with over 200 pictures of suspects participating in the riots, which were published by the German media along with a call to report those people to the police. One of the greatest aspirations of the Hamburg police was to also have this power in other European countries, and now it has happened.
Last Tuesday raids were carried out in several places in search of evidence and people were called to testify. In Spain, one of the four raids they wanted to do was not possible for legal reasons; in Italy there were raids in Genoa and Rome, including the home of a comrade who had already been sentenced in Hamburg; in Bremgarten (Switzerland), a comrade’s home was raided; and in France three other comrades were wanted.
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June 18, 2018
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Italy – Against isolation and punitive transfers: Saturday 23rd June demo outside the prison of Carinola

The aim of this mobilisation is to give continuity and support to the collective and individual struggles carried out by many prisoners against the systematic abuse inflicted by DAP [Director of Prison Administration], prison governors and guards behind the walls. And in particular against isolation and punitive transfers, which combined together aim to hamper all kinds of communication and relations both inside and with the outside. Far too often these conditions actually translate into pretexts for beatings and ‘suicides’.
However, our presence also outside this prison comes once again from the will to reiterate that all forms of isolation and differentiation, such as articles 41bis and 14bis, which were intended to be emergency and therefore temporary measures, have actually become ‘normal’ in order to ‘sedate’ those who don’t adapt to the rules imposed by prison; a statement which should be read with all the discretions that DAP has the faculty to exercise.
Exception becoming normal, emergency becoming everyday life are the rules that govern this society and therefore prison, in all its declinations, starting from 41bis as the tip of the iceberg of the prison system which has a domino effect over all the other prison regimes and/or circuits.
Moreover the decision to go outside the prison of Carinola is motivated by Maurizio Alfieri’s transfer from Poggioreale, a transfer obviously dictated by the will to hamper the commitment in building solidarity and struggle against isolation and torture.

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June 18, 2018
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Italy – Request for the release of two comrades arrested in operation Scripta Manent rejected (05/06/2018)

On 5th June 2018 a request for the release of anarchist comrades Alessandro Mercogliano and Marco Bisesti was rejected; the comrades have been held in pre-trial detention since September 2016, after being arrested in the context of operation ‘Scripta Manent’.
Solidarity in affinity with comrades Alessandro and Marco, and with all the imprisoned comrades!
(The comrades’ addresses are in the right hand side column of this site)
anarhija.info
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June 18, 2018
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Greece: Dimitris Koufodinas Ends Hunger Strike After Prison Leave Granted

Dimitris Koufodinas: Solidarity Victorious Today
A big thank you to everyone. To comrades, friends and progressive people who gave their support.
Today, Solidarity is victorious.
And the Popular Struggle, the necessary and indispensable condition for small and large victories.
Dimitris Koufodinas
Nikaia General Hospital
14/06/18
(via Athens Indymedia)
Announcement of the Solidarity Assembly for Dimitris Koufodinas
After the demand of the political prisoner Dimitris Koufodinas for the leave permit he is entitled to was satisfied, the comrade ended his hunger strike.
Therefore the demonstration called for by the solidarity assembly on Friday 15/6 has been cancelled.
A more extensive text from the assembly will follow.
The struggle continues.
Solidarity Assembly for the Hunger Striker Dimitris Koufodinas
(via Athens Indymedia)
The Hunger Striker Dimitris Koufodinas Victorious – His Third Leave Permit Was Apporoved
Following a marathon session of more than eight hours, the Prison Council of Korydallos decided unanimously (with the agreement of the Prosecutor) to grant Dimitris Koufodinas his third leave license.
Dimitris Koufodinas has announced that he is ending the hunger strike, which had reached the 16th day and further damaged his already fragile health. Later there will be a hunger strike statement.
In the next few days, we will say a lot more about this case, about the role of the SYRIZA-ANEL government and bourgeois justice. We are currently heartened by the fact that Dimitris Koufodinas won the rights that were deprived of him by using his own body as a ‘weapon’.
(via KONTPA)
All translations by Nae Clone for Mpalothia.