Thursday, June 21, 2007

Letter by the two detainees, accused for placing gas bombs outside the Municipal Police Department in Faliro.

Whether we like it or not, there is a war. In this war everyone is taking part. Those who are not taking part, that is those who choose to be neutrally silent, do nothing but contributing in imposing the dominance.

We can't tolerate the crimes beginning from the school prisons, the psychiatries and the prisons, going on within the structure of the paid slavery, the extortionate draining of thousands of workers. We can't tolerate a society that sinks in the bog of the consumism obsession and the “don't-care” misery; a society which the only thing it does is to obey the dominance, allowing the imperialistic wars of the New Roma, of Pax Americana and of their allying extortionate, leaving countless dead people behind them (Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine) in the name of imposing the democratic totalitarianism.

For the reasons above, we chose to take part in this war, by taking the side of the revolution as anarchists, knowing from the beginning the consequences of our choice. A revolution which, as Luxembourg said “knows to say I was, I am and I will be”. A revolution which only knows to attack.

We express our solidarity to the political prisoners, who, either accepting the accusations or not, are in prison.

Finally, we wouldn't like to talk for our case, nor to comment on the fact that we have been beaten up, the allegations of the security forces that they have information, nor to ask anything for us. Though, we want to denounce the unfair preventive detention of the 20 year old female student of the Athens Economic University, who had no connection with the action that we were about to do .

It is provocative to let a person into prison, having friendship as only clue of guilt, while financial criminals, such as Tsitouridis and Papamarkakis, who have robbed 800 million euros from the Greek people, are still free and keep on their extortionate raids.




M. Tsourapas / 4th wing of Koridalos Prison

X. Kontorevithakis / Avlona Prisons

Sunday, June 17, 2007

In regard to the situation in the (greek) police's holding cells, as read by information coming from the country's Ministry of Public Order: More than 1,000,000 people have spent one night or longer in police stations since 2002, while deaths in custody are on a constant rise, reaching 57 in the last decade only. Statistics of those deaths are only available from 1997 onward. Since that year 28 detainees committed suicide (out of these, 26 hanged themselves and two jumped off the buildings they were held in).

Another eleven people ostensibly died due to pathological causes. Three suffered heart failure, while two had "lethal accidents in their attempt to escape". Six drug addicts died from pulmonary edema. In the last two years alone there have been 18 deaths, twice as many as in 2003-2004.

Prisons and detention cells are the places where authority shows its true face; when writing even for a fraction of all that take place in there, where people's ? rule and depressing metal bars rise all around you, words seem too poor to describe what happens to the soul and the body of the detained human when s/he has fallen to the hands of authority.

With respect to the memory of the people mentioned in this note, we will remember and remind of their deaths by denouncing the inhumane holding conditions and treatment of our fellow humans in so-called houses of correction and detention cells. We hold the firm belief that the time will come for the crimes of authority against humans to be punished.

Atrocious, horrific incidents in prisons and detention cells are innumerable. Many of these remain unknown and will never be heard, buried under the darkest prison cells.

The 19 year old student, arrested on 5th of May and accused for riots out of the School of Philosophy of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, wil

After staying more than 40 days in Avlona prisons, the second year old student of the Polytechnic Faculty of AUTh will be set free, under bail, until the trial takes place, according to the decision of the Magistrates Committee, issued last week. They accepted the plea of the youngster against the preventive detainment order.

According the decision which was issued on Monday, the 19-year-old will have to appear during the first five days of each month to the police department close to his home, while he is not allowed to leave the country. The bail that has to be paid amounts 3,000 euros. According the same decision, the rest two detainees are being set free (under the same restrictions and a bail of 1,000 euros each; they are both private employees, accused for taking part in the same riots. These two men, aged 24 and 27, were detained after their testimony to the Court Prisons of Komotini.

In the decision it was also mentioned that the three arrestees, who face criminal charges for constructing and possessing explosive bombs, and for causing explosions, "have never fugitives and have never been accused for any other offense". It was also noted that possible extension of their preventive detainment, until the trial, "would have extremely severe consequences for their social and financial state, given their young age."

The passion for freedom
is stronger than the prison

Solidarity Poster for Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrisohoidis (greece)

did anyone speak of a
“…A handful of capitalists
have organized a criminal gang
and have kidnapped the proletarians,
demanding for ransom
their labor force,
merchandising their human activity,
their time (which is turned into money),
their own being itself…”
to vaggelis Chrisohoidis and Polykarpos Georgiadis
who the persecuting authorities, exactly because they denied to betray values and people,
accuse them as participators in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas
anarchists from Serres from north-greece

Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
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A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.

To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.



Keny Arkana - La Rage English Subtitles

1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)