Thursday, September 24, 2009

Four youths arrested and charged under the anti-terrorist law in Athens; six more warrants issued; media anti-anarchist frenzy: It must be election t


On September 24, in an operation of unprecedented scale in recent years, the anti-terrorist unit of the greek police raided at least two houses in the suburbs of Athens. In total four young persons of up to 21 years old were arrested and are interrogated by the anti-terrorist unit. The police claim that some findings from house searches that followed link the arrested to the group “Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire – Nihilist Splinter” without however publishing any specific information, as is customary in such occasions. The arrested were taken to the attorney general who charged them with three felonies and four misdemeanours. The same attorney general issued an order allowing for the publication of the names and photographs of the four arrested, who deny all charges.

At the same time a witch-hunt has been declared by the majority of corporate media. The arrested has been characterized as “terrorists” by the media, while a direct implication of the anarchist movement as a whole has been communicated (eg. Mega TV) even if no specific findings have been presented justifying this implication. Once again, the anarchist movement is being targeted as a whole by media demanding the erosion of hard-won liberties, more policing and repression.

Under this climate another six arrest warrants have been issued for the same case. This means that more arrests are likely to follow. What is more, media “leaks” directly from the police headquarters are trying to suggest that the fugitives might be hiding in university grounds or anarchist squats, in an attempt to lay the ground for raids of either that could follow.

Friday, September 25, 2009

delta force

The thugs of the so-called “Delta Force” were unleashed into the streets of Athens and Thessaloniki a few months after December’s revolt, in face of the continuing social unrest in the streets of the two cities. Formed nearly-overnight, the new force was provided with often misaligning gear, making for quite a clownish spectacle -small motorcycles that groan under their weight of two, always escorted by a “Zeta Force” cop (older unit, they also ride motorcycles) who shouts aloud directions because they’ re not equipped with intercommunication etc-. They were also provided with full immunity, it seems: In their latest raid on the neighbourhood of Exarcheia, they beat people (one of them ending up in hospital with broken bones and a punctured lung) and tied some of their arrestees to a tree.

On Thursday, September 24 the people of Exarcheia fought back. The local self-organised park called for a demonstration against state repression and police version.

The banner above is from Athens street artist “Pete”. On the top-right corner it reads “the Deltas of your neighbourhood”, a play on words with “the Delta of your neighbourhood”, an old TV ad on the milk brand Delta. athens greece

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)