Saturday, July 10, 2010


-they have left now but were outside the building for hours as a terrorism tactic before the demonstrations.karagianni is a 22year old squat with a rich political and not only action-

A few hours before the demonstrations against the Order of the state with the decision about the new measures as an excuse, the state machanisms set the terms of the social and class war with society.
They siege a "social apartment" based on its political characteristics.
The attack on society has started on every level. The imminent invasion of "Lelas Karagianni" squat is the measure of siege that theyve decided to impose on society.
Their laws require adequite regimes that will apply them. The oppressive forces have already taken a strategic attacking position and are around all of us.

The resistances will not reamin in silence

Solidarity to Lelas Karagianni squat

Statement by the Lelas Karagianni squat in Athens regarding the reppresive operation against it


In a period of intensification of social and class antagonism due to the generalised attack of state and capital on even the most elementary interests and rights of the workers the unemployed and the youth, and during the attempt to raise social and political defences, repression is intensified by targeting, threatening and attacking people in struggle and spaces of struggle.

On the night of July 8th at 2 a.m., only a few hours before the general strike demonstration some heavy police units surrounded without any obvious pretext the occupied building of 37, Lelas Karagianni Street in the Athens neighbourhood of Kipseli – and blocked off the surrounding streets. The Occupation was put under a condition of siege, threatened for many hours with a police raid, while an order had been issued for the arrest of anyone who would attempt to exit or enter the occupied building. Police checked and even detained many passers-by, neighbours or others who just happened to be in the streets around the occupation.

Finally the tight sige ended with the withdrawal of the police forces at 5 a.m., as suddenly as it had started.

Regardless of the undeclared targets and planning of this police operation, the fact is that yet another space of struggle and yet another group of people in struggle was targeted by state repression and terrorism. An occupation which during its entire 22 years always stood steadily within the ranks of the wider anarchist/anti-authoritarian struggle and always on the side of all the social-class struggles of the exploited and repressed people.

For this reason the night-time repressive operation of July 8th against this particular occupation had some wider targets and comprises part of the wider state repression aiming at terrorising and attacking anti-authoritarian struggle and more widely, the social struggles of our time.

And even if this particular repressive operation folded it nevertheless showed the aggressive tendencies and the terrorising methods employed by the state against the self-organised nuclei of struggle, such as occupations, which during this period are particularly important and useful in their support and contribution tothe development of collective resistances, both on a more central level as much as in the neighbourhoods of the city.

It is for this reason that despite the very late time [at which the attack against the occupation was launched] there was an enormous struggle interest and tens of comrades were mobilised, expressing their solidarity availability to the besieged occupation on the night of July 8th.



Occupation of Lelas Karagianni 37

#331 | Nameless group claims responsibility for the attack against the office of the minister of public order


With a four-page letter sent to Athens daily “Eleftherotypia”, a nameless group has claimed responsibility for the letter bomb sent to the minister of public order, Michalis Chrisochoidis, killing 52-year old Giorgos Vasilakis, a high-rank policeman and close aide of the minister.

In its communique, which is treated as original, the unnamed group develops a leftist-”patriotic” analysis of the current crisis (the communique is accompanied by excerpts of greek national “hero”, Rigas Feraios). They also explain in detail the logistics of their attack – apparently this is how the letter bomb made it through the ministry’s security checks: the parcel included a letter supposedly written by Christos Karavelas, one of the main accused persons for the Siemens scandal, in which he explained that the parcel included important audio evidence on the Siemens case. As the ministry’s personnel did not know what format the audio evidence was in (it could have been magnetic tapes), they preffered not to put it through the x-ray machine.

There is no group name signing the letter; they state that the name will be revealed in a future attack.

Teen killer tells court he is sorry from the kathimerini greek media...

Epaminondas Korkoneas, the policeman charged with the murder of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008, yesterday expressed his sorrow at the boy’s death during testimony before a court in Amfissa, central Greece.

On his first day of testimony, Korkoneas said he and his colleague, Vassilis Saraliotis, who has been charged as an accomplice, had come under attack from a group of youths three times on December 6, 2008. Korkoneas admitted to firing his gun two or three times as a warning to scare off the youths but said he did not realize that he had shot anyone until he heard about the teenager’s death a few hours later.

According to court sources, the special guard sobbed while addressing the court. “Both of us are victims. He is dead and I wish I were dead,” Korkoneas said. “I can’t believe someone is dead because of me,” he added. Korkoneas and Saraliotis received conditional release in June after 18 months in custody.

Rip off the existant

Rip off the existant

Wednesday 10 June 2009

We don’t expect anything from this society anymore. What it imposes on us disgusts us; what it offers us doesn’t interest us. We don’t want to submit anymore to the routines of work just for a few crumbs in exchange for our obedience; we don’t want our only dreams to be whatever television shows us.

They’ve already killed us thousands of times. In school, where they pound into our heads the idea that just following along with the flock is better than stubbornly believing in going your own way. At work, where the rhythms of production and the exigencies of money suffocate our beating hearts aspiring to freedom. At home, where antidepressants and family traditions drown us in the habit of resignation. In prisons or detention centers, where society confirms our status as undesirables. In churches, mosques or synagogues, where the promise of a paradise purchased in exchange for an authoritarian morality makes us forget that we live in the present. This society is in love with death and represses life.

This society has the whole world on a leash; it’s just a little longer sometimes. We’re not the kind to fight for a looser collar, a higher wage, a less brutal police force, more honest and concerned politicians. We just want what any being held on a leash wants: we want to cut the leash, set the fucking cage on fire, and crush everyone that’d tried to keep us on that leash, or would like to.

This explosion of passion for life isn’t some great final moment to patiently await; it’s a everyday thing, and it gets more and more intense as it accelerates and spreads. Maybe it’s confused sometimes, not always knowing where to strike so as to break the chains of slavery to and membership in all this, but it’s alive. Revolt, the scream of life against a society of the dead, expresses itself in thousands of rainbow colors: from attacks on the police that section off our streets, to injuries inflicted on oh-so-sacrosanct property; from sabotage against the structures of domination like banks, temp agencies, supermarkets, and institutions of all kinds, to clear and plain refusals to let ourselves be controlled, humiliated, regimented.

The revolt isn’t simply about disgust; it’s also about joy. The joy of affirming that in spite of all we are ALIVE. That in spite of the reigning alienation, our pathways of revolt are still crossing, and the possibility of building ties of complicity are never entirely annihilated.

In the fury of action, we forge our dreams of a world without masters or slaves, little by little. They’ll necessarily be attacked because they create fissures; but desires are what undermine the social edifice.

May the winds of freedom blow.

May the tempest of insurrection rage.

Lisbon - Let’s destroy work

Lisbon - Let’s destroy work

Tuesday 2 June 2009

We are not concerned with the political problems of those who see unemployment as a danger to democracy and order. We do not feel any nostalgia for lost professionalism. We don’t want better wages or the continuation of subsidies. Nor are we for the abolition of work, the discovery of alternative ways of life, or the reduction to the minimum to live happily.

We want the destruction of this system that makes us beg for a minimum to not to starve to death.

We want the destruction of work and this society, of what we do during the day and it’s continuation that extends until night, a perpetuate circle that never seems to end; prisoners in this prison without bars or walls, but whose objective is exactly the same: the resignation to what they tell us to accept, to the bosses’ orders and to the police that protects them and protects what we want to destroy.

We want the destruction of this rule that makes us continue like this, prisoners of a job that takes us all: our time, our creativity, our energy. The destruction of work is above all the destruction of survival, demanding a step into the unknown and, above all, extreme creativity.

Destroying work means attacking, attacking that in which work is based on and that which it produces. The attack does not affect profit indirectly, as a strike does, but hits the structure directly, either the means of production or the end product. And the object to be destroyed, although it is property, it is also work, because it is something that results from work.

For the liberation of our lives, let’s destroy work and all this society.

leaflet given out by anarchists on Lisbon demo 29 MAY 2010

Announcement about the latest events on the 5th of May in Greece from the CONSPIRACY CELLS OF FIRE

"... And death will no longer have any power ... "

In the incidents of the 5th May concerning the fire in the Marfin Bank there were three dead bank employees and thousands of "charred" truths.
The suffocating atmosphere of the heartbreaking hypocrisy of propaganda and the worn moralistic humanism of the radical movement’s Cassandras, force us to take a public stand concerning these events. This does not mean that we are talking as "specialists" of violence, or that we are "self-appointed" prosecutors or defenders of the people who attacked the bank building.
But we find it necessary that some things must be said and put in order. For this to happen, the experiential presence and understanding of what happened that day at that point is not necessary. What is needed in our opinion is a serious and responsible attitude with the corresponding submitting such revolutionary practices (such as burning a bank) to the treating and (self)critique of an actual fact (the death of three employees who were not the target of the revolutionary violence).
The revolutionary nihilism that we express implies fine thought and practice which is being built away from demonstrations of fake-cynicism "c’mon, they were bank employees, it’s good they burned them ...", but also from hypocritical wailers that seek guilty ones in order to attribute blame, orating from the position of the infalable humanist revolutionary.

But let’s start at the beginning...
In the metropolis and the parody of life that we live, death is no more than another news item, a distant piece of information among so many others, a column in a newspaper, another statistic .
Every day people die in hospitals from illnesses, in cars from road accidents, in accidents in the galleys of work, in underpasses from drugs. And they want to teach us to be immune to these numerous anonymous deaths.
Because it’s just simple numbers "three dead in a road accident, two deaths from narcotics." They don’t "sell" in the media, they are not projected in the supposedly humanitarian wrapping, so they do not convince.
These are deaths that in a word won’t benefit the system. All TV-executioners, from the most conservative up to the most subversive, that were supposedly shocked by the three deaths at Marfin, would not be able even for a minute to face in the same manner all the anonymous deaths that the system which they faithfully serve, provokes. The truth is that based on the facts of the 5th of May, an obscene grave-robbing and a powerful trade in sentiment was set up for the interests of the system.

"Collateral damage and emotional grave robbing"

In the face of the imminent social crisis the spectacle of death caused its own short-circuit. The marches "shrank back", the public opinion polls against the demonstrations and strikes that followed, the flowers of the Prime Minister were deposited live on tv, the cops invaded the "Zaimi" squat and the "Immigrants Center" in Exarcheia, the front page stories in the newspaper for the murderers-hooded ones began, the fascists invited a gathering outside the bank and the situation got to the point of public renunciation of "such gangs", "individualistic nihilistic chaotic "confusionist" thought and "stupid murderers" by certain graphic clownish anarchists.
But beyond propaganda and its techniques, the fact remains a fact. Three bank employees, without being targets, died during the burning of the bank where they were working. Here’s our turn to not fall into the trap of statistics or emotional manipulation. Sure we will not speak the language of "the bad moment" and "colateral damage". This is the language of the enemy and brings memories of the oratory of the American army and its generals in the war of Afghanistan. On the other hand we will not pretend to commemorate the death of three people who, as regrettable as it was for their families, would again be a sterile news information of the system were it not the result, in the specific place and time, of a revolutionary practice .
In a few words we will not claim any sentimental space in the "sphere of the spectacle", pretend to be shaken via a television-instigated humanitarian delirium inside which enough people from within the radical movement were enslaved . No, we don’t act as the "hard-done devoted exclusively to the cause", but we believe that if these three deaths had happened as an "accident" in a road incident, few would have been those to have learned it, even as news. So it is not the sad fact of death which acted as a catalyst in shaping a numb and awkward atmosphere, but the cause from whence it came. Thus, avoiding any emotional grave-robbing, we should stoop with meditation to work out the problem at its root.
It is true that if someone wants to look for brutal murderers, then he should look in the ranks of Vgenopoulos (bank owner) and his kind. His administration and his order in conjunction with the acceptance of the staff were what led them to work in a seemingly closed bank without fire protection behind locked doors. Such bastards as Vgenopoulos are instigators of dozens of physical and mentally dead workers, either in the killings of accidents at work, or the daily humiliation and conditions of employment contracts that impose discipline. Keeping this as datum, we can now face up to our own shortcomings, lacks, errors, carelessness, in order to break the emergency exit from a one-sided way of thinking that wants to blame the bosses for everything and, although it might relieve us, does not make us evolve.
What’s to blame then, for the deaths of the three bank employees?

"The revolutionary Practice of "hit and run""

Now let’s talk about options, strategies and habits. First of all, for decades now in Greece the "hit and run" is a known practice during major demonstrations. We are talking about composing small fighting groups of militant anti-authoritarians that cut off from the main body of demonstrators and attack in raids on preselected targets (banks, media vehicles, riot police) returning to the volume of the people in order to hit again or disappear. Regarding the political dimension of the practice it should be emphasized that the hit and run procedure does not belong exclusively to any particular tendency of anarchists. The "social" anarchists (mainly in the past when they constituted a more powerful component) apply the hit and run with the logic of deviating the demonstration and diffusing the conflict. In this way, as they consider, they act as the detonator of social explosion and contribute to the exacerbation of the social struggle.
The intermediate insurrectionalist trend has inherited the practice of "hit and run", has made some ongoing organizational evolution and mainly refers to the experiential moment of conflict and relations (solidarity, self-organizing, overcoming roles) that are developed outside the dominant predefined stereotypes. The common component of both trends is to identify corporate demonstrations as moments of social struggle, that both "social anarchists" and insurrectionalists promote through their presence and action inside them.
The new anarchy individualistic - nihilistic trend, the third pole as we’ve described, shapes a new perception in relation to social struggle and demonstrations. In the mass of tens of thousands that flock to workers’ demonstrations we do not necessarily recognize people who share the same code of values that we do or speak the language of liberation. Social mobilization is a mishmash of inconsistencies and behaviour, that covers all the territories of human thought, from peasant conservatism, to left-wing patriotism, alternatives, reformism, up to the anarchist viewpoint.
The demonstrations function as the sum of thousands of separate persons with different roads, sometimes even hostile to one another, joined either by reason or on the occasion of a guild application (like insurance laws). The vast majority of the composition of such demonstrations asks for a return to the old everyday life (before the legislation that offends their previous rights was voted) or in the more left version, the improvement of regularity with more progressive and humanitarian solutions within the limits of capitalism, or communistic statism. It is no coincidence that the main slogans of the demonstrations demand the application of fair laws against the unconstitutional measures of the government.
Even the violent diversion of a entire demonstration is often a compilation of contradictions. In the aggressive siege of Parliament during the course of 5 May, some protesters sang the national anthem, some were throwing stones, others called the riot police to join them, the Communist party identified troublemakers, others cried against those who were breaking banks and others applauded them and the anarchists were setting up barricades. A pantheon of all the behaviour with thousands of repetitions of the last 30 years.

"Revolutionary Vanguard and Revolutionary militarism"
We and our perception don’t constitute an enlightened revolutionary vanguard nor an elitist clique. Each one of us has tasted the contradictions, has rolled in them, has participated in them to the point where the need for personal and spiritual development, some different experiences, some collective discussions and observations, some interesting pages in books and manuals, individual thought and the desire for exacerbation of revolutionary action, demanded a re-think of our participation in demonstrations. For the space of thought and action that we express, we are not satisfied when conflicts just happen to break out anymore.
We believe in organized structures of impact and in clearly revolutionary viewpoints with memory, in the present and in perspective. There is no relation between the masked anarchist who "breaks and burns" because he denies the leftovers that are offered to him as life, the culture of spectacle, the value of money and a submissive consciousness, with the "angry" employee who, only when he feels a numbness in his pocket, will he raise his head just for a while. He is the same person that previously, when he considered himself comfortable in regularity, was annoyed by the "troublemakers."
There is a huge value gap that no violence and no moment of conflict will bridge, if there is not essential awareness and self-knowledge. In this direction of revolutionary awareness we consider as contributions proclamations, texts, books, pamphlets, slogans on walls, posters. This is our own theoretical propaganda attack against a system that needs to die. And the demonstrations? Demonstrations contribute as well, but we have to see them in a new perspective. Nobody is born a guerrilla or a revolutionary, it’s a progressive process of evolution to define your life without compromise.
Demonstrations such as the one of May 5 is the necessary preliminary, the suitable lobby for those who want to come into initial contact with revolutionary violence. Through them the growth of the "hit and run", in unfavourable conditions with hundreds of cops in the city, is a defining experience for those who want to sharpen their theoretical and practical tools in conditions of metropolitan battle. These are the suitable requirements for the practical development of other forms of action of the new guerrilla. Our goal is to organize "REVOLOUTIONARY MILITARISM". A anti-hierarchical perception without leaders, ranks and followers that will promote the creation of small flexible battle groups of antiauthoritarians that will map the city, the targets, the getaways, will be equipped properly, will develop relationships with their respective affinity groups, will be open (with the necessary attention) to new comrades, will devise plans of attack and will use (but will not turn hostile) the "workers’-rights demonstrations" as a Trojan horse of revolutionary campaigns. So there it is not a question concerning participation in demonstrations or not, but of evolution.
We believe that only through the organised dimension of revolutionary violence the consistency, continuity, and severity that would "prohibit" the future of "failures" with such tragic results as Marfin, will be promoted. This is the only way that the new guerrilla movement will spread as a perception and practice, causing chaos in the sterile routine of organized boredom.

"The snitches and the consequences"

All this is written as a contribution to a dialectical field of thought and action between different political currents, and not in order to justify or cover something up. It is known that the specific attack on Marfin did not bear a certain ideological stamp of the political thought and content of the persons that acted there. Based on the target (bank branch), anyone of any political tendency of anarchist and not only, could set it on fire. But of course it is quite convenient for the "sharks of the auditoriums" to allocate what happened as a result to our political current.
The statements of loyalty and humanitarian missionary texts that were circulated by some anarchist collectives alongside the condemnatory certainty about the origin of the "perpetrators", have given the ultimate emptiness of political arguments about the "nihilistic trend" that "parasite against the anarchist movement". Their picturesqueness don’t bothers us, but when certain people reach the dangerous point of "indicating" persons in auditoriums and cafeterias just to satisfy the eager ears of the police, then these individuals will be treated as they deserve, as snitches with the equivalent consequences.

"Goal-oriented action and Autistic Failures"
Coming back to the how and why in the case of Marfin, no matter what anarchist tendency each one feels that they express as individual or as a collectivity, we must recognize that the three political movements ("social anarchists", "insurrectionalists", "individualists - nihilists") have a common characteristic. The clear delimitation of goal-oriented action (government buildings, law enforcement forces, symbols of wealth). The three employees that were working during the day of the strike, sure cannot be considered enemies, but not allies either.. So in no case they can be considered as the objective of the attack.
In what we are writing our objective is not to beautify the situation nor to observe the logic of equal distances. For this, on the fringe of delimited targeting, we do not forget the autistic attacks on meaningless targets (bus stops, pay phones, kiosks, any car whatever) but we are in position
to know that this constitutes a invalid sample of irresponsibility that never substantially influenced anything. On the contrary the building of Marfin (in Korai square) as banking palace constituted a beautiful target.
We are not able to know exactly what happened there and what was said, but we know the chronic weaknesses that we believe contributed to the result. We refer to the fetishism of disorganized violence and loss of importance in the means of attack

"The Empty Guns Kill..."

To tell the cold truth, it is a matter of luck that the incident that happened at Marfin had not happened for so many years. Each rebel should shape a particular relation of comprehension and perception of the means of action he uses. All the means of action, from a stone up to a submachine gun, could just as easily turn boomerang against ourselves. This is why they say that "empty" guns kill more easily than the "loaded" ones.
"Empty" weapons are also means that their holder does not have awareness of their use or their effectiveness.
So with the events at Marfin, some "discovered America" . However for so many years the setting was similar. How many times in the past or in marches or in "night" attacks comrades burned and wounded themselves with molotov cocktails, because the bottles were poorly constructed, or because some people rushed to "hit" first. How many times were there broken heads of comrades from stones that some other "impatient" one threw from behind without even seeing the target. Also, for those who don’t have a short memory, how many times have anarchists argued with each other in demonstrations because of different attitudes and perceptions.

The examples are countless. And all imply the same weakness. The schism between theory and practice, between consciousness and action.
Revolutionary violence appears as fetishism, often reproducing patterns of macho dominatory behaviour, arrogance, roles and "specialities". This contradiction of behaviour within the radical movement, works as a rank of power in the classification of informal leaderships.
At the same time next to this behaviour exist new comrades who inherit these relations and in their turn, but also with their individual responsibility, reproduce them like a misprint. The violence, the means, their use, their manufacture, the precautions, the experimentation, the techniques, so far were never put on the table for collective procedures to withdraw fetishism, so that knowledge and effective ownership can enter. It was the privilege of the more "initiated" who were thus "protecting" their "ranks". Violence becomes perceptible as a game of adrenaline, an informal competition to see who "smashed" more.
On the contrary we support that consciousness is what motivates us to develop our fighting skills and knowledge so we can attack the opponent.

"During training, all the military preparations were subservient to politics:" When handling sensitive chemicals, they proposed to us to always think about ideology, and we will be able to do everything and get things right "(Ampimael Guzman - revolutionary organization Shining Path)
Alongside the fetishism of violence flowers imperfect knowledge. Some comrades ignore the effectiveness of the means of violence and their danger, and make excessive use of them, such as scenic hours of fighting from inside the university shelters, but also in unorganized attacks against riot police in Exarchia with dozens of molotov cocktails, that what usually is accomplished is to"blacken" the asphalt, while the same people, if they had discussed and were organized, could smash the cops and burn the riot cop van.

A piece of this tradition of adoration and simultaneously the ignorance of exploiting the means is also the criticism of the static "experts" of violence. A web of dismissively critical behaviour from the safe position of not participating in revolutionary practice, but covered with the excuse of knowledge of "older" experience "when things were not like now but it was better". Suspended logics which flaunt old armed and violent experiences, each time setting the proper use of violence and the content of the guerrilla movement, are gasping to devalue any innovative thought and practice. Syndromes of a cowardly and timid way of thinking, admiring and liking what is distant inside the safe sphere of historicism and demonstrating a paper arrogance towards what tries to happen here and now.

In all this confusion of consciousness, the people who burned Marfin either didn’t see the people who were inside (carelessness, that is not the first time that it happens, such as for example in the organised night attack on the national bank in the Panepistimiou road alleyway four years ago 2-3 people were trapped on the roof ) or, worse, did see them but did not believe that they could die from a few molotov cocktails. We are convinced, without knowing them, that if someone had given them a gun, they would not have shot against the employees. So they did not want to kill them, even if there were probably some stupid-cynical voices saying "let them die, they are bank officials".
If anything led to the events of May 5 is the abscess of a dominant tradition that has been smoldering for decades within the radical movement, and now first of all, everyone must answer to himself by making some self-criticism. Most of what is written here meets our own experiential understanding and our own shortcomings without being sophistries from some "outsiders".
So with this reason comes the suitable spark to stimulate our thoughts and actions more, moving towards the future publication of a manifesto of the positions and values of the trend of nihilism, the anarchist - individualism and the revolutionary terorrism that we express.
At the same time, the recent communique of a "group of comrades who contributed to the catastrophic activity in the city center during the course of the May 5" demonstrates that every experience that wants to be a revolutionary one, should make it a priority to create moments and places for discussion and review. The comrades through their text, regardless of disagreements and agreements, worked directly on the process of restarting essential revolutionary dialectic.
Because the wager of revolution is not being played either with terms of military superiority or with religionistic aphorisms of empty political content. The new urban guerrilla movement is a process that "strikes" first of all at the centre of human relationships. From there everything begins.




Planodio Steki Dromou Cyprus Nicosia town..

Planodio Steki Dromou was created out of the need for political expression and social action, as a team that will be involved in society in a variety of ways. Our aim is to create an open circle of people who will promote and be involved in public dialogue and actions in the streets. Planodio Steki Dromou does not have any geographical position: you will find us out of your house and out of every house!

For political action and social solidarity

We create relationships through Facebook, we play games with a joystick, we pass endless afternoons in classrooms, and at night we sink tired in the couch to watch television.

We go to school and afternoon classes for a future position in university. We go to university for a good future job that will guarantee us a good wage. We work for so many years to afford the “perfect” house and the “perfect” car, and then we work for the same amount of years to afford a second house in the country and get away from the “perfect” house we previously bought!

Let’s just think for a moment of the consequences of this modern way of life. Endless hours in the traffic, time divided into work and consuming (malls, cafés, clubs, football), the restriction of the “institution” of the neighborhood and the continuous destruction of the environment.

What does really separate us from loneliness and alienation? Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money?

Ø Let’s fight the devitalization of our time with our imagination and creativeness. Let’s transport the idea of gaming from the video consoles to the streets and fields. Let’s bring sports from the television channels to our neighborhoods.

Ø Streets are not only for shopping malls and politicians’ huge advertisements. Let’s all walk down in the Streets, in the Neighborhoods, in the Parks and the Squares to build our lives as we want them to be. We should introduce ideas like solidarity and open assemblies in every neighborhood with the aim of taking decisions in our hands. Let’s stop waiting from the “responsible politicians” to decide for us.

Ø We should be enjoying the joys of knowledge, not of “instructions” and “training”. Knowledge and learning must not be trapped into dead certificates and diplomas, but it should rather be a continuous process of creativeness. We should aim for mutual teaching and learning, outside the limits of competition and exams.

Ø We want to feel the joy of impulsiveness and human communication. Such a communication will not take into account “lifestyle” models and taboos. We want to come close to nature again. We want to have daily contact with her rather than watching “virtual trees” from our computers. Let’s leave our cars for a while, and try riding our bicycles again. Let’s stand on our own feet.

Ø Street art is a continuous, collectivized, interactive process. The artist should not be hierarchically separated from the public. We are against the idolization of the artist and the spiritual sterilization of commercial art. We shall set up our own concerts, our own street theatres and street galleries. All these will be done only with our efforts, away from sponsors and huge profits.

Let’s set our talents free. Let’s emancipate the artist we hide inside us.

Hands off Manolis!square in Nicosia old town CYPRUS

Reporters, politicians, investors and police have launched an attack against us and other youths who spend time at Manolis square in Faneromeni and the surrounding area. This attack is not at all random. Their purpose is to terrify people, make them afraid and turn them against anything different going on in the town and also to convince people of the necessity of strong police forces in the area. It is almost certain that they are preparing the ground for another police operation, like the ones which took place last September and October.

There is no doubt why Manolis square is being targeted, alongside the whole area of old Nicosia. “The climate of insecurity and criminality delay, maybe completely ruin the plans for investments of many millions of Euros in the city’s centre” (Fileleftheros, 23/4/2010 – the quote has been translated from Greek into English). This did not surprise any of us. A week ago we wrote in our article ‘For a more humane city,’ that “For them, the citizens and others who are active in the area are an obstacle in their plans because they oppose the commercialization of their neighborhoods. The immigrants are also an obstacle because, according to their opinion, they ruin the nice ‘display’ which they have created. The media as their advertising agent and the police as their natural partner provide full cover to the investors in their efforts to overcome the said obstacles.”

Member of Parliament I. Nicolaou stated that “youths who gather there (at Manolis square) are looking for an alternative way of entertainment but no one has managed to communicate with them.” That is correct; you sirs have not been able to communicate with us because we don’t speak the same language. You, members of parliament, television channel managers and all kinds of ‘responsible’ and ‘respectable’ people can only speak the language of money and profits. As to the statement that youths have fun “until morning with the music at full volume,” this is simply a myth created by those attack ing Manolis square. Loud music is played only when there is a street party, about once a month, with permission from the local authorities and the music is turned off by 11:30.

Manolis square is a multicultural, multidimensional area which we respect and protect, and invite anyone to discover this in person. In this area one can find politically active groups of people, with their opinions and social sensitivities. These are people with their own judgment, without the need for leaders and guidance. All the people who would hate to see the area become an enormous, commercial center and prefer to socialize in open, public, free spaces are an obstacle to the investors. The feeling of insecurity is created by the media, and those who pass by the area will understand that the media’s arguments are invalid.

The media’s misinformation will not stand.

Those who sacrifice human communication and creativity in the name of greed and profits will find us blocking their way.

Reporters, politicians, investors and policemen – hands off Manolis!

Planodio Steki Dromou

The article does not mean to represent all those who spend time at Manolis. It is the expression of opinion of one group of people among those many who spend time at Manolis. (the “Planodio Steki Dromou” organization)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Two Killed in Clash with Police in Nicaragua

MANAGUA – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said two people died in clashes between farm workers and police carrying out an arrest in the northwestern town of Chichigalpa.

Three civilians and 15 police were reported injured in the confrontations that began when seven officers captured Alonso Cuadra, 19, at the San Antonio sugar mill and villagers there tried to free him.

“This is reprehensible and we must investigate what happened there. It must be investigated from where the shots came,” said the president.

Ortega did not identify the victims, but police sources said that one of them was Erving Urrutia, 28, who participated in the gunbattle with cops, who refused to free Cuadra.

Local residents attacked the police a second time a little later, hurling stones and sticks at the station house in Chichigalpa and injuring 12 officers.

The police contingent in Chichigalpa was reinforced with 200 officers sent from the nearby cities of Chinandega and Leon, according to official sources, while community leaders and the authorities are discussing how to resolve the situation. EFE

UPR Students Brutalized at the Capitol

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A 1,000 students from the University of Puerto Rico and others demonstrated in front of the legislative building at the capitol on Wednesday, June 30th, in the midst of a controversy around an $800 tuition increase expected to begin in January. The week before, a 62-day long student strike ended after a student negotiating committee and the university administrators and trustees negotiated an agreement. It now appears that the agreement has been violated with this new round of tuition increases, the appointment of 4 new trustees interested in increased privatization measures, and attempts to punish students involved in the strike. Students are demanding to be heard as they see irreparable damage being caused on the 11 campus university system.

Early in the afternoon, demonstrators and members of independent media attempted to gain entry into the building, but were pushed away by police forces. Protesters were attempting to use peaceful civil disobedience to relay a message to the legislature. However, police were prepared to face down the students on the steps of the building. As some demonstrators sat down and chanted in front of the officers, the police used batons and pepper spray to push them back.


Protesters were continually pushed back as physical confrontations continued; police continued to use pepper spray and hit protesters with batons and some protesters threw police barricades at officers who were pushing them down the stairs. Some managed to gain entry into the lobby, but were beaten back outside.

undefinedAt least one student was repeatedly beaten with batons and pepper sprayed by police as she sat peacefully in front of police officers (recorded on video). She was unconscious when an ambulance arrived and took her to a hospital. At least 5 other protesters were later admitted to emergency care. One member of the press was also hit in her arm, breaking skin and knocking her down. Police continued to blockade the front entrance of the building, but were drawn out into the street.


UPR-Mayagüez student unconscious

Frustrated protesters flanked the sides of the legislative building. Police shot teargas at protesters from the roof and from the ground, and in response some protesters threw eggs at the police and smashed the windows of police cars and cars parked next to the building (owned by members of the legislature).

undefinedBy late afternoon protesters began to disperse. Those that stayed behind were later chased away by mounted police. The police continued to search the vicinity around the capitol, only accosting youth who could possibly be identified as a student.

In the video below, a family drives their car past some of the police hunting for students. The father curses the police for their excessive brutality that day, and the last officer in the line marching past them smashes the rear window with his baton and strikes the young daughter.

The following is a mainstream news report.

A protest against Police Brutality has been called to take place on Friday, at 5:00pm in front of the police headquarters. Radio Huelga, which formed at the beginning of the strike, has denounced the repression of protest and journalism seen at the capitol in this press release (in Spanish). More information available in Spanish on Indymedia PR.


Involuntary Destruction: Oakland After the Verdict

OAKLAND, California – On January 1st, 2009, BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant while he lay on the ground at the Fruitvale station in Oakland. Within a month, numerous protests and riots broke out throughout Oakland demanding justice for Oscar Grant. After a year and 6-months, the historic trial of Mehserle for the murder of Grant commenced. However, the trial was ridden with bias and favor for the former BART officer. On July 8th, 2010, a verdict from the trial was announced; Mehserle was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

On the day of the verdict, some 2000 activists, community members, youth to elderly, gathered at 14th and broadway in downtown Oakland, some as early as 5pm, while the main rally began at 6pm. As several helicopters buzzed overhead, the crowd swelled at three intersections all along broadway at 12th, 13th, and 14th st. At 12th and broadway, hundreds of police surrounded protesters, at the next intersection a street orchestra played music with chants demanding justice as even more police looked on, and at 14th and broadway activists from non-profits and some community members took the stage. Dozens of speakers went up to the mic, all proclaiming the unsettled feeling the so-called justice system invoked that day by what seemed to be just a half empty gesture at any sort of real justice. Many spoke to the crowd about peace, disturbingly merging property destruction with violence, assault with self-defense in the rhetoric they used to control the crowd. While some of the crowd surrounded the audio system, much of the people talked amongst themselves as the blasting voices of rightfully outraged speakers were lost in the dense mass of bodies. Some were able to hang a large banner reading “OAKLAND SAYS GUILTY”, and others migrated from 12th to 14th and back again, looking for the crowd they belonged in. No one knew what to do, no one knew how to express their distress. Those speakers attempting to manipulate the crowd, and the activists attempting to quell and police the “unruly youth” were unable to provide a reason, or an alternative, or an analysis that was capable of satisfying a mass of people swept away by the injustice they sought to amend.

As the rally ended and the sound system removed, only a handful of people left the area. For nearly an hour, the crowd remained confused and unsure what the next step was. People milled about, discussing what had happened, reacquainting themselves with friends, and figuring out what to do. Much of the sentiment in the crowd seemed to wish a march or a collective escape from the intersections. Instead we stood around, as police forces continued to encircle the crowd. Eventually the crowd felt a sense of rush, away from 12th st and back to 14th and broadway. There we stood again, dense as sardines in a can without a collective escape from the looming police. As the anticipation rose, waves of excitement and fear hit us. Those of us in the middle and back of the crowd near 14th st felt bodies rush past us and then forward again north on broadway. Finally something snapped, people began spraying graffiti on walls and smashing windows. The footlocker on broadway was smashed, but the metal security fence behind the glass held no one back; the crowd pushed through and the merchandise in the store was looted. The bounty was shared by all as looters liberated shoes and clothing and jettisoned much of it into the crowd. For the next several minutes, what seemed to be hours, the crowd milled around, caged by police with nowhere to go. Shoeboxes were lit, small fights broke out between activists trying to stop “violence” and the rioters. Slowly the crowd realized the encroaching police. Wall to wall police had surrounded the intersection; the 12th and 13th st intersections had fallen to the riot police and eventually a 300 strong squad of cops pushed through the crowd from 14th st. Much of the crowd dissipated, others sat in the grassy area in front of city hall adjacent to the intersection (Frank Ogawa Plaza).

An image posted on indybay in response to claims that outside agitators are responsible for rioting.

Another half hour rolled by and the dimming crowd began leaving at a faster rate. A smaller contingent of about 200 people eventually broke off from the intersection of 14th and broadway, ran around the block, and ended up behind police on the north side of broadway (around 16th st). For the next hour, they smashed windows and lit trash cans and dumpsters, rolling some into the street. Eventually the police regrouped, the majority marched down broadway flushing out the remaining rioters, but not before a standoff began at the intersection of broadway and 19th st. Police had locked down streets parallel to broadway as well, including Telegraph and Franklin, but had not yet encircled the 19th st intersections. Those 100 or so that remained at 19th and broadway stood resolutely until street lamps were shut off. All that remained were burning dumpsters and the roar of a crowd. Some fled in fear of a raid; gunshots were fired into the air as warning to other protesters, and loud explosions could be heard a few blocks down. Only a few streets down other windows continued to be smashed, but the intersection of 19th and broadway became the focal point for police. The police boxed in rioters from either side of 19th st, leaving rioters only the ability to run north on broadway into a thin fray of police. Some appeared to be arrested, others seemed to make it past them. Within the next half hour, the crowd appeared to completely diffuse throughout the area.

Some activists are expecting the next action to take place after Mehserle’s sentencing on August 6th. More information available at oscargrantprotests. More videos:

Eight people were arrested in San Francisco today for occupying the city’s Human Services

Agency in protest of the closing of a homeless shelter and the mistreatment of the people who had used its services, who were callously turned out on the streets. Those people had been promised 90 day vouchers to use the services of other city homeless shelters. Instead they were locked out and left to fend for themselves on the streets of San Francisco.
San Francisco, Monday, June 28-Eight people from Direct Action To Stop the cuts were arrested this afternoon for occupying the San Francisco Human Services Agency in protest over its slash and burn policy towards homeless people.

The agency, located at 170 Otis Street near Mission and Duboce streets, slashed away 59 more available beds for the homeless today by closing the Otis Homeless Shelter at 150 Otis Street, right next to the agency’s headquarters.

And the agency also burned the people who had been staying at the shelter when they came for promised assistance today. The agency had told these people to come to 150 Otis today at 4 p.m. to receive 90 day vouchers that would enable them to find shelter in other city shelters.

However, according to eyewitnesses today, when people came there at that time, they found the doors to 150 Otis locked. “They locked the doors just before 4,” one observer said. When asked if there was any further communication from the people inside, the witness replied, “No.”

Today’s action was motivated by the “utter inhumanity of the mistreatment of these people , which demands immediate attention,” said one of the occupiers, who took over Human Services’ lobby at about 3:30 this afternoon.

Besides this specific injustice, the group pointed out that other such outrages are looming in Gavin Newsom’s proposed cuts. A press release from today’s action states:

“There are 6000-15,000 people without housing in San Francisco and less than 1000 emergency shelter beds. 300 people a year die on the streets of San Francisco due to homelessness. Yet the politicians and bureaucrats responsible for the shelter system say no one will miss the 59 shelter beds when 150 Otis closes.

“This is an outright LIE, as anyone who has waited all night for a shelter bed can tell you! Poverty, homelessness and unemployment are skyrocketing due to the economic crisis, yet Mayor Newsom is cutting the budget for San Francisco’s poorest people at a time when we need these services more than ever!”

After occupying the agency for several hours, police handcuffed the members of Direct Action to Stop the Cuts, led them from the building, cited them for trespassing and released them.

The building at 150 Otis is slated for conversion to permanent supportive housing for houseless and senior veterans.

However, as Direct Action to Stop the Cuts explained, “No resources have been allocated in the mayor’s proposed budget for the coming year to replace the 59 shelter beds that are being taken off line.

“Gavin Newsom wants to reconcile the City’s budget on the backs of those who can least afford it. Emergency shelter beds, mental health services for the poor, supportive services for seniors and the disabled: these and other vital services are all dispensable, in the mayor’s view—no matter how many lives hang in the balance.”

In Norway, in a refugee camp rolled riot

Tuesday night at the camp on fire for illegal migrants in the city of Lier province Buskerud in Norway. It was informed by the police department Buskerud province. Burned down three buildings where foreigners were living with their families, before obtaining the waiver of the Norwegian authorities the right to stay in the country. This is one of the two refugee camps, where riots broke out on Tuesday. Protesting against the decision of the Norwegian authorities to expel them from the country, refugees staged riots, first in Tuesday night at the camp Fagerli (some 50 km north of Oslo), where 90 people. About an hour later unrest spread to another refugee camp near the town of Lier, where there were 140 people, mostly immigrants from African and Arab countries, among them women and children. They beat the windows, set fire to garbage containers, and then began to break into the building, where lived. After the refusal of asylum, all refugees are illegal immigrants and should be deported outside the kingdom. And according to initial estimates of the authorities, the refugee camp in the town of Lier suffered less - as expected due to location are women and children.Despite the fact that by Tuesday morning, the police took control of the situation in both camps, on Wednesday night riots continued. One of these centers because of the damage recognized as a national UDI uninhabitable.

Atenco prisoners free!

The twelve Mexican political prisoners seized in the aftermath of the 2006 Atenco uprising have been released following a sensational high court ruling. Judges ruled that not only was there no evidence to sustain the prosecution’s case but also that the charges the twelve faced – organised kidnapping – didn’t even exist in Mexican law.

The victory was celebrated by activists in Mexico and around the world who have relentlessly campaigned for justice over the last four years. Outside the courthouse, Trini del Valle, wife of one of the prisoners, Ignacio del Valle, told the gathered crowd from the Popular Front in Defence of the Land (FPDT) and the Justice and Peace Committee for Atenco, “I see tears of happiness in the eyes of my compañeros and I would like to say thank you to everyone, thank you to the Mexican people and international solidarity. The federal and state governments are not invincible!”

The announcement of the ruling led to an impromptu town festival, while hundreds of locals and activists established a vigil outside the prison holding Ignacio del Valle Medina, Felipe Álvarez and Héctor Galind. There, they waited for the release of the prisoners behind a giant banner proclaiming “Welcome, compañeros, to your town”.

As the High Court judges assembled on Tuesday 29th June, international campaigners staged solidarity demos in Spain, Germany, the US, New Zealand and Britain. In London, activists from across the UK assembled outside the Mexican embassy and leafleted passers-by while blasting out Mexican revolutionary tunes (see our previous article).
Published by Schnews

Elijah James Smith – Freed From Lewes Prison

undefinedElijah James Smith was finally freed from Lewes prison on Wednesday 7th July. All of the decommissioners had been found unanimously not guilty last Friday, but James still had to apply for bail and is now tied to strict bail conditions, including not visiting Brighton.

James has spent over 18 months on remand for preventing war crimes, he has endured more than most could even imagine and his commitment to peace and the end to the immoral trade in arms is impressive to say the least.

Meanwhile, the campaign continues weapon components used in war crimes around the world are still being made in Brighton, and unless we push for the closure of EDO/ITT they will continue to be. Although the not guilty verdict is a victory, it is not THE victory. “We will be here until EDO isn’t” For upto date information on the campaign keep an eye on

Thursday, July 8, 2010

BT smashed and painted in Bristol U.K.

Multiple windows were broken and three paintbombs thrown at the BT premises on Stapleton Road, Easton, at 1am on Wednesday, June 30th. 'NO BT, NO PRISON, NO WAR (A)' was also sprayed on an electrical box in the compound.

The records show that in 2008 BT had £59m invested in the arms trade, as well as continuing to supply the telephone connections for the prison complex, charging inmates seven times the average rate to speak to their loved ones. It is for these reasons for which we have attacked, expressing our solidarity with the remaining defendents in the recent EDO/ITT decomissiong case, as well as those imprisoned for their 'crimes' in last years Gaza demonstrations. These facts aside, for their fundamental role within the capitalist framework of exploitation and oppression, all corporations are worthy of attack.
Solidarity means attack

news for comrade simos seisidis 05/7

They have moved comrade Simos Seisidis to St. Paul hospital...

Half an hour ago comrade Simos Seisidis was discharged from the neurology department of Evangelismos hospital that kept him last week, and was taken to the prison hospital in Korydallos Athens.

In the middle of the week his lawyers had filed an application for his release - remember that he is in custody for a recent shooting incident when he was arrested and charged with attempted murder ...

The trial for the case of the abduction of arms from the police guard Kedikoglou has been postponed to September.

Anti-CCTV Campaign kicks off to a flying start in Camberwell







Recently in Camberwell various CCTV smart cars have been patrolling residential areas under the publicly known purpose of traffic enforcement. A group of activists who had recently moved to the area observed the Southwark council spy cars recording number plates of all cars passing through their vicinity as well as recording the movements of the local residents and taking footage of people’s houses.

This considerable infringement on civil liberties was quite enough for the activists to stand so they went their merry way out onto the streets with their two banners, one reading ‘CCTV free zone’ and another reading ‘freedom not filming’.

On the first day they were met with lots of friendly neighbourhood who agreed with what they were doing, and one man was very angry so he expressed this with his middle finger at the CCTV camera.

The police arrived and spoke to everyone but left shortly due to boredom. The activists surrounded the car with banners and eventually it left an hour before its shift was due to end.

On the second day the activists spotted the CCTV car again, and so decided to greet it with much enthusiasm. They surrounded it again and one activist very politely asked the CCTV camera to ‘mind its own beeswax’. As they were standing having a jolly old time, another CCTV car arrived, the activists were so surprised they ran over to greet it and show it all the lovely banners they made.

Soon after two traffic enforcement men arrived, they were very interested in what was going on. Shortly after the traffic enforcement men and the CCTV spy cars left, an hour and forty minutes before their shift was due to end.

On the first day it took an hour to convince the CCTV cars to leave, and on the second it took 20 minutes.

The activists plan to continue and expand their campaign, they will be converging on Valmar road, Camberwell to confront these nosy parkers and welcome newcomers to their group.

Jolly Good work friendly neighbourhood anarchists!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

up date for amfissa trial Greece 7/7 today...

up date for amfissa trial Greece 7/7 today...

up date for amfissa trial Greece 7/7 today...


The Open Initiative of Action against the cover-up of the state murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos announces that it
postpones its actions in Amfissa because of the postponement (for a couple of days) of the day that the murderer
gives his testimony which is a land mark in this whole process.Tomorrow afternoon there will be a final briefing.

up date for amfissa trial Greece 7/7 today...


The Open Initiative of Action against the cover-up of the state murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos announces that it
postpones its actions in Amfissa because of the postponement (for a couple of days) of the day that the murderer
gives his testimony which is a land mark in this whole process.Tomorrow afternoon there will be a final briefing.

Protest in the town of Amfissa against the cover-up of the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos


The “Open Innitiative for Action Against the Cover-up of the State Assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos” has issued a callout for a demonstration in the small town of Amfissa on Wednesday, July 7th. It seems like this date will be the first of the defense of the two murderers, after which a verdict should be expected soon.

EXPLOSIVES STASH TNT found at old Iraqi Embassy

Forensic investigators are examining a stash of explosives found on the premises of the former Iraqi Embassy in a suburb of Athens, police said yesterday. The cache of 454 grams of the explosive TNT, 15 sticks of dynamite and four glass vials containing a suspicious liquid were discovered buried in the building’s garden by the employee of an engineering company that has undertaken the renovation of the Palaio Psychico property which served as the Iraqi Embassy until four years ago. The Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Athens was informed of the discovery by the company early yesterday. The ambassador’s office said in a statement that it has no connection to and no knowledge of the explosive materials.

Birmingham’s Spy Cameras: TAKE THEM DOWN…or we will! u.k.

That was the message coming loud and clear from the community at a meeting about the Spy Cameras that have been put up in the Balsall Heath and Washwood Heath areas of Birmingham under the name ‘Project Champion’. Without any public consultation, ‘Project Champion’ saw the positioning of around 150 ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras and 72 covert surveillance cameras. These cameras happen to be sited in two predominantly muslim areas in Birmingham. These cameras record all vehicle movements and have the capacity to photograph front seat passangers. The meeting was attended by about 250 people and any suggestion of taking down the cameras was greeted with an ever increasing roar of approval. The temperature is rising and West Midlands Police have created a powder keg of anger and resentment primed with a fuse of mistrust.

Take them down!
Take them down!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Riot police quell fighting in Patra port and city


An altercation between migrants of African and Balkan origin living in a makeshift settlement in the port of Patra spread to other parts of the city on Sunday evening. The flare-up began at 10 p.m. on the Akti Dymaion seafront and spilt over to the Church of Aghios Andreas, where a wedding had been under way. Later in the evening, more scuffles broke out by the port’s northern entrance and riot police were called in to quell the violence at the makeshift camp. The cause of the altercation is not known. The Peloponnesian port has been at the center of migrant-related violence in the past.

French propaganda: The current terrorist threat NewsfromFrance

Two years after the creation of the new secret police service, the 'DCRI', the director Squarcini shares his feelings with a journalist, by “exclusively revealing the current conditions of threats hanging over France”.

Analysis of the current resources of repression and the interview in Le Figaro, on June 29th.

Prevention- or how to arrest people before they have done anything

On June 29th, we learn about 3300 men and women work “to fight
terrorism”, attack on national security and on economical capital”.
The DCRI have been created on July 2008, by a fusion between the
DST (Direction of territory Surveillance) and the RG (General
Intelligence). Practically, information is shared between different
teams, and tend to bring justice and police, police and military
matters together.
When answering to the question “what is your conclusion after two
years of work”, the director informs us that the “must” of his
work, is to “investigate months long, even years, to prevent the
Indeed, the last arrests and anti-terrorist cases confirm this
position. Arresting people accusing them of an action they haven't
committed yet, is a strategy used to put pressure on them and to
isolate them.
Accusing people of terrorism is then a great excuse to imprison or
to sentence them to a judicial control, which means one is waiting
for an hypothetical trial in a cell, or one can not leave the
house. Preventing you from seeing your friends, forcing you to
work, and calling you at the police station to confirm your
attendance are basic ways to investigate about links, breaking
friendships, and dragging down any political will. A simple
definition to pacification.
He resumes: “If we intervene after the tragedy, it means we have
failed in the detection of the threat”.

But who are they?

After explaining the “djihadist threat” and all the cases he and
his team have supposedly foiled, the journalist comes to the
“extreme-link” interest.
According to police, the inner enemy is difficult to define. He
actually could be everywhere! In some articles, police and experts
talk about the “alternative” people, the “autonomous circle” or
“situationist circle”. Actually, anybody who strikes or
participates to a demonstration. Nothing clear in this definition.
In some other articles, they describe a 'movement', a 'community',
or an extremely organized group. Because there are not any specific
insurrectionist-armed-anti-state-action group, the experts rather
talk about a circle of influence, a network: you are not in a
military group, but you know people who know people... And this
specific people, gathering around strikes, ideas, wills, blockades
and wishes- are preparing something. At one point we both agree: to
fight against the power will always be defined as violent, simply
because it's not in their interest. And this violence, this
resistance, when not denied, is considered as “terrorism”.
In one hand, terrorizing the population- with potential and
undefinable dangerous protagonists.
In the other hand, reassuring people, by creating a name for this
threat, and saying special forces control the situation.

Actually, where are they?

According to his investigations, this “UltraLeft fringe” is still
active, even after “Tarnac dragnet” (1). They were obviously
visible in summits as in Strasbourg, Vichy or Poitiers (2).
Police defines these criminals according to the subjects they
fight: anti-jail, anti-nuclear, anti-security society.

We then learn they are people who follow the situation in Greece
very closely(3).
It's suspicious, and serious, because, the “riots in Greece [were]
followed with political murders”. Here we go again, with the ghost
of murders. When arresting people in France, police compared the
accused individuals and Action Directe group, known for their
actions in the 70's and 80's, specifying their “violence” because
of claimed murders.
What currently happens in Greece could apparently give to rebels in
France some ideas, and yes, it could threat the State here.

Who's next?

Since several months, these kind of articles are published before a
political decision, or a police raid, in order to justify them.
Even before the creation of the DCRI, general analysis has been
given to Michelle Alliot-Marie: “From the anti-cpe conflict to the
the constitution of an international preliminary-terrorist network:
regards on the French and European UltraLeft” (2008). In his last
interview, Squarcini gives several examples of alarm signs: actions
against the Penitentiary Administration, the Justice Ministry or
several actions against bank ATMs(4). Some marks to let us know
where he would hit.

“Logically, we deduce you are preparing fresh large-scale
operations, in a near future. Beware, Mr Squarcini, you become
In Greece, it's not the anarchists who attempted to take over the
Parliament, but consistent strikers. You seem to think that by
pestering us with your justice and police, by exasperating number
of known activists on your files, you will push one or another to
any wacky or indefensible act; you will create in somebody's mind
the reasoning that, if one has to go to prison, one might as well
be imprisoned for something serious. And not for a sticker on an
ATM. Unfortunately, we are quite lucid on the situation, and nobody
of us yearns for the avant-garde sacrificial heroic role. The armed
existentialism of the 70's does not appeal to us very much, and we
know to be patient. Our presence only brings to light the deep
sickness hitting your social Order; you could try to annihilate us,
the sickness will stay- kept intact and, as fatal as it always has

From the Open letter to M. Squarcini, published on Indymedia
Nantes, by the CCUG-UO (Central Committee of the Ultra-Organized
Ultra-Left) (5)


1 'Tarnac' case: name of the village considered of the center of a
'conspiring organization' linked to a called 'Comite Invisible'.
People were accused for rail sabotages on high-speed trains. This
raid was heavily related by the media.

2 NATO summit in Strasbourg, April 2009. European Immigration
summit in the so-known town Vichy, October 2008. Surprise
demonstration during Poitiers street-art festival, October 2009.

3 Article about French people traveling in Greece:
In French, France info:
Its analysis, in English:

4 About the alleged serial ATM and arrested people in Paris, on
February 15th and June 8th.

Several attacks on bank ATMs and collaborators of the deportation
machine have been attacked in solidarity with the Vincennes
Detention Center prisoners, facing a trial because accused of
burning down their prison in summer 2008. An outline of solidarity
actions and walks can be read here
September 2009-January 2010:

5 Open letter to M. Squarcini, by the CCUG-UO, French :


More info
-The interview by Le Figaro:

- Brochure: The emergence of the Anarcho-Autonomes theory, English

-La prison a la maison [prison at home], French:

-Mauvaises intentions [bad intentions]: on the anti-terrorist cases
since 2008, and the emergence of the “anarcho-autonomes” state
theory. With press articles and letters from comrades.

-Poster- Who are the terrorists?


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)