Saturday, February 26, 2011

Short update of the recent repressions against anarchists in Belarus

2.17 Demonstration of solidarity in Berlin with all Belarusian political prisoners

On Thursday evening (02/17/2011) hosted a demonstration of solidarity with the Belarusian zaklyuchennymi.Demonstratsiya began at 18 o'clock, in the Berlin district of Kreuzberg (Kreuzberg "Heinrichplatz"). There were about 35 people, just playing music, was made public a report on the repression of the anarchists and the opposition, handed out leaflets and newspapers. This is the second such demonstration in Berlin. The last time it was held in September last year, the Berlin district of Friedrichshain up of Belarusian embassy. This demonstration was held before the so-called "presidential elections", so it showed up and Belarusian TV (channel ONT).Nevertheless, after a week you could see a report in the "contours", in the most natural description of "good" manners This time on the banner was written only in Russian, "Freedom for Political Prisoners - Anarchist Black Cross of Belarus". Around 18.30 we moved towards the Treptow Park, where the embassy of Belarus. On the way, handing out leaflets and play music. About an hour later we arrived at the embassy, where he spent two more performances at the German and Russian languages.And in the end of the demonstration all Zered in Russian: "Freedom for all anarchists."

As of right now four Belarussian anarchists are under arrest, accused of having organised a series of direct actions 2009-2010.

Everything started long before this past September(2010). The years 2009-2010  were rich in radical actions claimed by Belarusian anarchists. Such as:

 *an illegal anti-militarist demonstration in Septeber 2009 against a mutual
 Russian-Belarusian war exercise,  when a Joint Staff was attacked with a smoke   grenade.

* an attack on a Minsk casino using paint bulbs and flares in protest of
 the relocation of most Russian casinos to Belarus after the law banning casinos in Russia was passed.

* an attack on a police station in Soligorsk during the days of common
 action against the police (windows were broken and a flare was thrown inside)

* an attack on the Headquarters of the Trade Union Federation on the 1st May
 with the statement that the state and this formal organisation uses workers
 in its interests, and doesn't defend their rights, often preventing workers
 from cooperating with each other and organizing strikes.

 * an attack on a branch of Belarusbank as a protest against the financial
 system in the world (molotov-cocktails)

and finally

 * an attack on the Russian embassy in Minsk as a solidarity action with  Khimki arrestees on the 30th August 2010  where a car belonging to the  embassy was burnt.

This was the last drop for the regime as the attack was carried out in  a period of harsh antagonism between the leaders of Russia and   Belarus. Before the action was claimed by anarchists each country had   already blamed the other one for having maneuvered the provocation.

On August 3rd 8 people in 3 different flats were detained and 7 of them  were put in a detention center for 9 days. During this period another   radical action took place

* an attack on the detention center with the statement to set free all detainees. The attackers set fire to a door of the detention centre.  Later the video is removed from youtube.

After 9 days 5 of the 7 people are set free, but other people are  detained in the meantime. One of them, Aliaksandr Frantskevich, is accused of   the attack on the police station in Soligorsk. He admits that he was   filming the event. The other guy, Mikalaj Dziadok, is kept in the   detention facility for different reasons till September 24, when he is   accused of organising last year's anti-militarist action. In the  meantime they also find witnesses who claim that he also organised an   attack on the casino and the House of Trade Unions. All episodes   mentioned above are now united under one case. Mikalaj denies his guilt.

* In October the KGB quarters in Bobrujsk are attacked with molotov cocktails.

 They take a guy who lives in the neighbourhood, Sergej Sliusar, and  keep him for 10 days without accusations. (He had also been detained for 9   days in September)

On the 4th of November Maxim Vetkin is arrested and accused of an attack on the   Russian embassy and on Belarusbank. He admits his guilt and says that he   was participating also in the attack on the bank. He is also giving testimony against other people, so we have withdrawn support from him.

On the 17th of November Denis Bystrik is detained, where he is told that Maxim  gave testimony that he was filming the action at the Russian embassy. He   admits his fault but is set free without accusations so that he can contact one of the other suspects, Ihar Alinevich, and have him detained, but eventually the plot is not successful.

On the 29th of November Ihar Alinevich is detained in Moscow, when trying to
 meet his comrade Anton Laptenok (one of those detained on September 3rd). He  is accused of an attack on the Russian embassy and is held in the KGB remand prison. Ihar admits that he was participating in the anti- militarist  action, but doesn't consider it a criminal act. He denies all other  accusations.

On the 17th of January Jauhen Vasilevich, a journalist from the newspaper "Bobruiski courier," a nationalist democrat without connections to the anarchist movement, is detained and accused of the attack on the KGB headquarters in Bobruisk.

The period of investigation for all of the arrested is prolonged till April

All of them may face up to 6 years of imprisonment. The case with the  bank could mean up to 10 years. It appears that they are also accused  of “intentional destruction of property committed by an organised group   (7-12 years of imprisonment).” According to the law, in such a case, the organiser gets no less than 3/4 of   the maximum sentence.

Addresses of prisoners for support:
Mikalaj Dziadok, Tyurma SIZO-1, ul. Volodarskogo 2, 220050 Minsk, Belarus (New address!!)

Aliaksandr Frantskevich, k. 46 SIZO-1, ul. Volodarskogo 2, 220050 Minsk, Belarus

Ihar Alinevich, P.O. Box 8, Glavpochtampt, 220050 Minsk, Belarus (Unfortunately Ihar is only allowed correspondence in Belarusian and Russian language, but you may send postcards and such)

List of prisoners in former Soviet Union we support:

Regarding the arrest of the anarchist Lida Sofianou at the general strike demonstration of February 23 in athens (greece)

#520 | Briefing from the Euelpidon Courthouse in Athens, three demonstrators are set free

Lida Sofianou and another protester who faced felony charges under the enactment of hoodlum-law [koukoulonomos], were released under bail conditions (sign off at a police station once a month).
A third protester facing misdemeanors was released without bail.
Until 1:07pm (GMT+2) the protester accused of carrying a bow and ax, was waiting to appear before the prosecutor  (photos of the frame-up of the police, here). He is injured by the police beatings in the chest, by thoracic rupture. He got notice to appear before the prosecutor on Monday, 28/2, but he is still detained because he refused to give fingerprints.
Solidarity is our weapon

Greek original

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Athens on the day of the general strike on February 23 and headed to Parliament, flouting police repression and control. In a society crushed daily in the cog-wheels of increasingly intensified repression enforced by the state and the bosses, and under the pretext of the memorandum of co-operation with the IMF, the EU and the ECB, the determination of the thousands to march to Parliament signals a refusal to bow or to fall for the fright that authority wants to give. The demonstration blocks of the anarchists/anti-authoritarians, of the class base unions, of the neighbourhood assemblies, of social resistance against price increases etc. all carried a clear message: the message of collectivisation and self-organisation of social struggles from below, against mediation, party conduct and the class surrender of union bosses. The fighting spirit of the thousands who besieged Parliament and the insistence of those who stayed at Syntagma square for hours, facing the army of police, reveal the conviction that bosses are not unshakeable, that this is the time of social and class strike-back.

Almost from the beginning the demonstration came under police attack – the aim being for it to lose in numbers. During the arrival of many blocks at Syntagma square these attacks became fierce, with the murderous throwing of tear-gas, asphyxiating gas and stun grenades. The result was for demonstrators to be chased, tens to be injured, detained and arrested in a terrorising attempt aiming at the breaking up of the demo and that would in turn make sure there was no coherent, mass presence of people in front of Parliament. One of the blocks that were attacked and dispersed as soon as they arrived at Syntagma was the block of the Assembly of Resistance and Solidarity of the Kipseli/Patision area. A large part of the demonstrators were violently pushed toward Ermou Street, while some others were encircled by DIAS and DELTA forces and were beaten at Nikis Street by the entrance of the Technical Chamber.

This is where comrade Lida Sofianou, who participated in the demonstration with the block of the Assembly of Kipseli/ Patision, was arrested. Policemen of the DELTA force threw her to the street, dragged her toward the finance ministry, and tried to set up a fabrication against her, in order to frame her up her with crushing charges. More specifically they grabbed her bag, which contained texts of the Assembly, and attempted to place within it another bag with molotovs which they themselves were holding. The comrade reacted instantly, denouncing to the demonstrators and passers-by present the taking away of her bag and the police attempt to incriminate her. For this reason policemen of the DELTA force started beating and threatening her in order to silence her. This attempt by the police continued inside the arcade of the ministry, where she was isolated. Despite the blows she was receiving the comrade continued to denounce the fabrication that was being set up against her to employees who were present there – and so she managed to avoid the fabrication with the molotovs. At the police HQ, where she was transferred after a while, a new imaginative police scenario was born, in order to justify her arrest and prosecution: there, they presented her for the first time with a stick and announced to her that she would be charged with holding and attacking a DELTA force policeman with it. In addition she was charged under the “anti-hoodlum” law in order for the charges against her to be upgraded to felonies.

Lida Sofianou and seven more arrestees of the February 23 mobilisations were taken before an attorney general and a prosecutor on Thursday 24/2, while the ninth arrested person remained in hospital, injured by the police. Facing the charges of “disrupting public peace”, “attempted bodily hard”, “weapon possession” and the felony of the “anti-hoodlum law”, Lida was given notice to appear before an interrogator at the Euelpidon Courthouse on Saturday 26/2 at 9am, along with another two arrestees of the demonstration facing similar charges. The arrestees facing misdemeanours, some of them juveniles, were given notice for Friday 25/2. Until then they all remain detained at the Police HQ.

Our comrade, who participated in the strike demonstration of February 23 holding the banner of the Kipseli Assembly with the slogan “COMMON STRUGGLES OF LOCAL AND MIGRANT WORKERS, AGAINST EXPLOITATION, FEAR AND RACISM” is not alone against state repression! Through her 15 year-long activity in the anarchist social struggle, with participation in student and worker mobilisations, anarchist movement procedures, initiatives for the defence of nature and public spaces, neighbourhood assemblies, libertarian artistic activities and anti-authoritarian publications, she has contributed to the wealth of self-organised social resistance with her camaraderie, her passion and her creativity. In this travel within the collective struggle for a world of equality, solidarity and freedom she has met with thousands of people in struggle and has so previously found herself in the muzzle sight of the state, prosecuted for her actions.
We shall not remain silent when faced with the repressive manipulation against her, with fabricated police testimonies and supposed evidence that suddenly appeared at the Police HQ!
With the savage repression of the general strike demonstration, the arrests and fabricated charges against people in struggle the state attempts to terrorise all those who resist in the streets and to infuse fear in society. This terrorisation shall not pass!





Comrades of Lida Sofianou

Western Alps, Italy - From Guido and Arturo- Turin, Italy - Arturo and Guido released from prison! - --Milan, Italy - Eni headquarters attacked-


25.02.2011 - We have received and published from Guido and Arturo:
Thanks compas!

Back in the beloved Alpine valleys, feel the urgency to address a few words of gratitude to all those who participated in the mobilization of solidarity that developed after the events of Condove and our arrest on 7 February.
Communiques, messages, letters, actions, actions in the light of day as well as under the shelter of darkness, fireworks, greetings on the walls that enclosed us ... so many faces of the community of the not resigned, supportive and combative, that for a long time, with pride, we feel a part of.
We are grateful, comrades, for how much we felt you close to us in the abomination of hours spent in a cell, and our gratitude is shared by our families and tribes for all the affection and strength with which you have embraced them in these two weeks.
The struggles of all those who, in every part of the world, no cage could ever silence shine in our hearts, and the paths of a world free from inequality, pollution and repression will continue to open up before of all of us!

A rebel hug from the western Alps!

Arturo and Guido 

Turin, Italy - Arturo and Guido released from prison!


21.02.2011 - We learn with joy of the release of Arturo and Guido, arrested during a blockade against the passage of a Castor train load of radioactive waste.

Milan, Italy - Eni headquarters attacked


21.02.2011 - received mail from anonymous:


[AGIP (Azienda Generale Italiana Petroli) established in 1926 and its world famous brand ENI, Italy, 6th largest petroleum company in the world]
news agencies:

Milan, February 21 (Adnkronos) - A 'parcel bomb'has been placed outside a building in Via Melzi D'Eril on the corner of Corso Sempione, in front of an Eni store and a few metres from the Milan office of 'Il Fatto'. The bomb squad have already disactivated the bomb and are still on sire for evidence. It appears from preliminary investigations, to be an incendiary device as it was attached to some bottles containing petrol.

(ANSA) - MILANO, 21 FEB - Parcel bomb at Corso Sempione in Milan the corner with Melzi d'Eril fifty yards from the editorial offices of 'Fatto Quotidiano' (daily occurances). The bomb squad found a package of explosives connected to an incendiary bottle. The bomb squad isolated the package and inspected the buildings before defusing the device. In addition to the editorial offices of Fatto Quotidiano, the place where the parcel bomb was found is a few hundred metres from the headquarters of the Rai (national TV).

Friday, February 25, 2011

Chile - Communique for the hunger strike by the anarchist comrades accused in the 'caso bombas' case

[the hunger strike has been taken up by: Monica Caballero, Andrea Urzua, Rodolfo Retamales, Felipe Guerra, Camilo Perez, Carlos Riveros y Francisco Solar]

Comunique:On the 14th of august 2010, the Public Minister, working in cahoots with the district attorney´s office of metropolitana sur, dictated a series of arrest warrants and raids, focusing police terror on private homes and social centers. The immediate effect being the arrest of 14 people in a repressive strike which came to be known as the “caso bombas” (bomb case). The arrested are accused of pertaining to an apparent illicit terrorist organization created in the irrational minds of some “legal rights specialists” and today they continue to have us behind bars. The investigation into the “caso bombas” began approximately 5 years ago. Under the Bachelet administration the state appointed 3 district attorneys to exclusively investigate and discover the authors of each and every one of the bombs that had been placed in financial, police, public service, or any other institutions. In the five years that followed they filled 43 folders with dates from police sources, criminal experts, protected testimonies, declarations, surveillance of suspects, their families and places, telephone taps, and raids on specific places and social libraries (all of which were subsequently raided on the morning of the 14th). 
With all this information none of the judges or district attorneys decided to incarcerate anyone. The evidence wasn’t conclusive enough, it was speculative and didn’t allow for the identification of anyone responsible for the placement of any of the bombs. On top of that, the district attorney Xavier Armendáriz declared, before the anxious Ministry of the Interior of the time that; “…it's necessary for us to act cautiously in our investigations due to the weakness of our evidence....” especially when “…the authors of the bombings don’t belong to violent cells in and of themselves, rather they form part of loosely knit splinter groups without a leader....” (Emol 27 November2009).The apparent “following of the rules” in terms of the investigation came to an end on the 14th of June 2010 when, having removed Armendáriz through pressure by the Ministry of the Interior, Rodrigo Hinzpeter appoints Sabas Chahuán as head district attorney. That´s how the district attorney Alejandro Peña appears on the scene, described by the newspaper La Tercera as “…a walking paradox, the fusion of judicial and police bureaucracy with the fantasy of being able to juggle the two combined in one person.”. With this presentation the montage begins.

The district attorney develops a new strategy without keeping in mind the human costs that his actions will accrue. If the old district attorneys weren´t able to recognize or identify the culprits then he would invent them or, by any means necessary, make the pieces fit in his new “hard-line investigation”. Structuring the infamous illicit organization with leaders who haven’t spoken in years and grunts that don’t even know each other and- the funniest part of it all- European financiers!!!! as if 950 euros sent on just one occasion to one of the accused would fund such subversive actions (a safe house, cars, arms, false documentation) What a great imagination this guy has! They even invented a link between one of the leaders and the Pakistani man that was arrested and then let free a couple of weeks later at the US Embassy for having TNT residue on his person. Finally, the fantasy helps to plan the “new strategy.” Especially in terms of the media campaign set about by means of official information and recompilation of data regarding those apparently suspected placing explosive devices. 
Information such as frequented spaces, profiles of suspected leaders etc. The sights are set on people that can be linked to social spaces, community radios and stations, students professing libertarian ideals, ex political prisoners, all recognized critics of the “neo-liberal” model, and people in solidarity with struggling peoples - especially the Mapuche in their desire to maintain their identity, worldview and territory. They aren’t persecuting actions but ideas, relationships, autonomous libraries, squats, and cultural, artistic and community spaces.
Once the theatrical stage is set with its protagonists and their corresponding physical and psychological characteristics and a perfectly constructed public opinion, a repressive strike is unfurled. At this point two months had past since Alejandro Peña had taken the reins as director of the political-judicial montage. With the same files, dialogs, places, actors and a remodeled incriminatory script the operative spectacle fills the airwaves the morning of the 14th of Aug 2010. After our arrests the district attorney asks for three days to inform us of the accusations, in theory this should have been done on the same day as our arrest. A posterori he solicits 180 days (6 months) of preventative imprisonment until the end of the investigation.
These 180 days were up on the 14th of Feb. 2011. On the 14th of February we are notified that we will be cited on the 16 of March 2011. All of this makes the trial stranger, Alejandro Peña is capable of asking for 6 more months to put together his political puzzle.During these long months, we haven´t just been restricted to a 2x3 meter single cell 22 hours a day with 3 hour family visits once a week in tiny spaces without natural lighting, but we’ve had to endure torture by the state´s civil servants in first-person. An example of which occurred on the 8th of October 2010 when professionals of Legal Medical Services along with agents of LABOCAR, DIPOLCAR and the police violently extracted DNA samples from each of the accused. These samples were to be compared with the DNA samples found at the scenes of the bombings. This “scientific evidence” found no relation between our DNA and that found at the scene. On the other hand, we have seen how the evidence in the investigative files is only held up by police conjecture based on friendships, family alliances or coincidences in public marches or political-cultural activities. 
On top of all that, it´s important to note that we all didn´t even know each other until the day of our arrests. For that fact alone, its impossible for us to have formed a “terrorist association” and even more impossible - any organization.No evidence or material for the fabrication of explosive devices was found in any of the raids. There isn´t even any fingerprint or video evidence against any of us.Before the depraved judicial sacrilege, secret files, telephone taps with our lawyers, the use of secret witnesses with psychiatric antecedents like Rodrigo Vera Morales and Gustavo Fuentes Aliaga and with everything stated above we have decided to start a liquid-hunger strike on the 21st o f Feb. 2011 at 00:00 hours. 
We demand:





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Barricades in Solidarity with Our Brothers and Sisters on Hunger Strike in Chili

Barricades outside the Women’s Prison on the night of February 21st, hours after our brothers and sisters kidnapped under the “Bombs Case” initiated a hunger strike; we erected the barricades on both sides of Vicuña Mackena in front of the Women’s Prison, this must have come as more than a surprise for the prison guards who were sleeping at this time. This action was an extension of solidarity for the mobilization initiated, its character is reflected in the few hours we had to prepare since hearing of the strike. Still we think that our attacks must be precise and well-planned yet this cannot be an excuse for not responding to urgent situations. We do not seek in order to find, we act in the informal, Mr. Prosecutor, our actions are executed between affinities and groups that exist and that must exist: in the moment of the attack. Do not take us as idiots: THERE IS NO ILLEGAL ASSOCIATION HERE, just hearts engaged in War.
the noise that they heard was just a warning, touch a hair of our brothers or sisters and we will be much closer…

letter from Polykarpos Georgiadis 21/2/11 (greece)

In August 2008, two comrade fighters are arrested for their complete support and their factual solidarity to the wanted fugitive Vasilis Paleokostas. Charges are attributed to them for participation in the kidnapping of industrialist Milonas. Since then they are in prison accepting the "crime" of solidarity and their reliable class conscience.

"Mentoza: I am robber, I live by stealing from the rich.
Tanner: I am robber, I live by stealing from the poor.
George Bernard Shaw

On Wednesday 9th of March, in the audience of the five-member court of appeals of Thessaloniki (3rd floor, room 360) will be carried out the trial of the capitalistic order, via the attorney of George Milonas son of Alexandros, president of the terrorist organization "Union of Industrialists of Northern Greece".

The capitalists are accused of the followed criminal acts:

1)    1.  Constitution of criminal organization, i.e. the capitalistic order, aiming at to grab the labour force of the proletarians and the violent detachment of the surplus produce value.

2)    2.   Kidnapping jointly the proletariat and its incarceration to the galleys of wage slavery.

3)    3.   Blackmailing jointly aiming at the gain of the surplus value, under the spectrum of unemployment, misery and seediness.

4)    4.   Distinguished jointly theft of the social wealth.

5)    5.   Robbery jointly and repeatedly, under the form of the so called "white collar crime".

6)    6.   Homicide jointly and repeatedly, whether in the form of martial imperialism for the opening (see. …..) of virgin markets and the theft of wealth-producing sources, or with starvation that is created by the structural economic violence of the existing way of production.

7)   7.    Possession of weapons, munitions and explosive materials and the issuing of these to their mercenaries of urban order (police, army etc).

8)    8.   Ethic perpetration in the acceptance of products of crime, forecasted by the so-called Memorandum: reductions of wages and pensions, flexibilization of labour relations, abolishment of the 13th wage, increase of the limit of redundancies etc.

9)   9.   Covering for criminals jointly: of the government of Papandreou and the mafia-like organization with the code name "Troika" (EU, ESF, I.M.F.). "
“Tyranny's trial is Revolution"

Polykarpos Georgiadis
Kerkura Prisons 

Attacks against Rabobank in Utrecht, by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Dutch Cell

February 2011 - setting the tower in fire and attacks on the website of Rabobank in Utrecht (Netherlands)
Final statement Conspiracy Cells of Fire, Dutch Cell
“The attacks on the fascists of Rabobank is dedicated with all our fire to our brothers of the prisoner’s cell of the members of Conspiracy Cells of Fire and the oppressed people of the world. Our comrades and the honest minority of dignified revolutionary Persons political and civil, are not just a piece of our struggle, are not only an aspect of our action, but their choices, attitudes and dignity are the struggle itself as a whole, they are the substance.

Attacks we are claiming:

• June 2010 - setting the tower in fire in Utrecht (Netherlands)
• October 2010 - setting the tower in fire in Utrecht (Netherlands)
• February 2011 - setting the tower in fire and attacks on the website of Rabobank in Utrecht (Netherlands)

Justice is a spider web, catching small prey and swallowing them, while allowing the big reptiles to penetrate and dominate it. Whoever disagrees can visit the prisons to see all these drug addicts and poor devils that fill them up and look around in there to find any businessman or politician who is responsible for the biggest robberies and the most brutal degradation of our lives.

We do not believe in a capitalist system that kills, steal, murder, bring modern fascism, bring racism, bring wars in to our lives. We do not believe in a system that helps banks for their mistakes, while people starving from hunger. We do not believe in a political fascist system that so called leaders of the people, and at the same time stealing from the same society for their interests.

Why Rabobank,

The fascists from Rabobank invest in the arms industry (the arms that they are investing is also going to the police, military in the Netherlands, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Libya, Algeria and other countries). Rabobank calls this justified action, and we also get Shell, ING, ABN-Amro, Randstad. All these mentioned fascists companies of the system are paramount in their view that they justify the action.

The attacks on Rabobank justify what we call action! Future attacks on Shell, ING, ABN-Amro, Randstad these companies are accountable!

In Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, the above mentioned companies and / or subsidiaries that have been attacked by splinter cells called the Fire. A truth that is not released by the representatives of the system. This shows our strong international solidarity.

We count Rabobank guilty for the dead of thousands of people, including children. Like the most fascist company’s, they are saying that they behavior justifying action when they are investing. Our action against the Rabobank is justifying action.

We are continuing our attacks and against the banks, executions of the so called government leaders of the Netherlands, against fascists party like PVV, VVD, CDA and the ass licking left parties.”

Conspiracy Cells of Fire, Dutch Cell

Imprisoned August 14th comrades begin hungerstrike 21/2 (Chile)

International Solidarity for the 14 arrested Anarchists in Chile

14 anarchists, squatters, communicators and social fighters are arrested accused of “terrorism” by the Chilean state, around the mediatic “Bombs case”, 10 are still in the Maximum Security Prisons under Pinochet’s anti-terrorist law. INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY with the 14 kidnapped by the Chilean ‘democracy’.
After 6 months of investigation against them, and a few days after the Attorney General requested another 6 months of remand – only with feeble evidences on conversations that any person can do have with friends-, the sisters and brothers- hostages of Chilean State, have begun an unlimited duration hunger strike (only drinking liquids) demanding:
1.- Freedom right now.
2.- End of the judicial-police montage.
3.- End of the Anti-terrorist Law, inherited of the military dictatorship (1973-1990) and improved for the ‘democracy’.
4.- End of the time of investigation and realization of a just lawsuit.

The strikers are:
Andrea Macarena Urzúa Cid
Camilo Nelson Pérez Tamayo
Carlos Luis Riveros Luttgue
Felipe Guerra Guajardo
Francisco Solar Domínguez
Mónica Andrea Caballero Sepúlveda
Pablo Hernán Morales Führimann
Rodolfo Luis Retamales Leiva

Thursday, February 24, 2011




“Resistance to the new frame of repression,
-Organizing solidarity

Phone communication with
imprisoned comrades
Ch.Politis, A.Sirinidis, Ch.Kortesis,
member of R.O.-C.C.F., Member of R.S.


“they want to convince us that those who resist the rules of the regime
are some antisocial individuals that do not know what they want, they are “criminal” individuals, they are some “terrorists”.
This is how they characterize and stigmatize, not only those who resist but also those who have the intention to resist.
In this same way they vindicate their own unstoppable violence.

Revolutionary Solidarity- 1989

Assembly of solidarity to the imprisoned and persecuted fighters,
of Iraklio and Athens

Feb. 24 10 a.m. Calling to a solidarity protest outside the Athens Central Court House (Evelpidon) against the arrests of protesters


The strike of Feb 23rd and march  23 / 2 was another manifestation of the massive opposition and rage against anti-social and anti-labor attack of government and bosses. The mobilization of tens of thousands of people in downtown Athens and the willingness to take their struggle to the streets caused the brutal suppression of the demonstration. The massive use of tear gas and nerve agents and the constant attacks on block demonstrators, beatings, arrests, and detentions, had as a goal to prevent the consistent presence of the demonstration in Constitution Square, in front of parliament, and the dispersion of the crowd of demonstrators. More»

Statement from Maximum Security prison: Regarding Hunger Strike (Chile)

It's difficult to summarize the events of the recent wave of repression, the coarse televised spectacle cements itself in the political-judicial-police machine, reproducing and drawing from the Italian process known as “Marini” and “Cervantes” during which various social centers and squatted houses were raided and the inhabitants charged with being an “Armed Gang.” Operation Salamander ( a similar Chilean species) captured 14 people under the charges of Illicit Terrorist Association, and of transportation or placing of explosive devices.
Affectionate friendships were transformed and mutated into a hierarchical structure. Many of the arrested never even knew each other.

Who would have guessed that the idea of living without reproducing power would lead to us being judged as an Illicit Association? The political functionaries maintain that the squatted houses were utilized as conspiracy centers to manufacture bombs; they say nothing of the libraries for whomever might have interest in engaging in solidarity. Now these books are mere articles strewn among “so much proof”. The prosecutor speaks of organic proof found in areas where there were indeed some attacks, motherboards would be the certainty such of scientific proof, another swift kick to the ass of the oppressors: for all the biological proof, none of it implicates those charged on the 14th of August. All of the DNA tests were done by force by the prison guards and police

The wiles of the prosecutor reach absurd heights exemplified by the “Pakistani Case” surrounding the complicity of mediums of mass communication, which for years have cemented the anti-terrorist discourse, setting the stage for the hunt that August 14th. Besides bringing the weight of an investigation spanning over five years, the accusers are asking for 180 days of preventative detention, arguing for an even more exhaustive investigation, which will not stop with the testimony of Gustavo Fuentes Aliaga. Normally, under due process the defense would get the investigative folder prior to the formalization of the charges, within the “Bombs Case” said folder was given to the defense after almost 3 months of incarceration, and was also incomplete. Recently after over 170 days in prison the prosecutor has delivered the “classified pages.”

Modesty cannot exist among intrusions into the intimate life of the accused, from intimidating small children to hundreds of electronically monitored phone calls which only prove friendly ties among the co-accused.

Inside this prison (CPF) we have been faced with many different types of interrogations- formal and informal- on behalf of different functionaries of the prison; vigilantes, criminal sociologists, social workers, etc. They search for a declaration or the appropriate delinquent profile. We disclose this information not with a feeling of victimization, but in order to warn those who can see themselves in a similar position, power use all of its tentacles to prolong incarceration. Harassment effects all of our brothers and sisters, friends, comrades, proud families, who have never bent their heads before a jailer.

We are to be processed under the law inherited from the Dictatorship, that has as one of its attributes secret witnesses, who have been used in the judicial processes of the Mapuche people, whether civil or military. In addition, this law gives increased sentences for common crimes. Lifting the preventative detention would not be enough because if the prosecutor or Superior Court wanted to change this decision its needs a unanimous vote, whereas normally it only needs a majority, this is another pitfall of the legal system.

The blows are not just against those kidnapped on August 14th, but all those who question the current police state: exemplary punishment for anyone who will not be ruled.
It is by this that today Monday February 21st, it has been more than 180 days since the raids and investigation, we begin a mobilization with characteristics of an indefinite hunger strike. Using our bodies as a means of demands:

1. Immediate release for all of those charged from the 14th of August, not one day more. Immediate trial.

2. End to the Anti-Terrorist Law. No more secret witnesses, no more unanimous vote.

3. Transfer to/and better prisons.

These our are last words for you all, comrades: leave no space for forgetfulness, this did not begin on August 14th, nor will it end with us. Our action would be meaningless if left inside these cold walls, times are complex, we expect to stay on top of our situation here. Let your imagination run wild and turn these words into action.

In the struggle against all forms of domination: NO ONE IS ALONE!!!

Mónica Caballero Sepúlveda, Prisionera Política Anarkista.
Andrea Urzúa Cid, Prisionera Política Libertaria.

Sección de Alta Seguridad (SEAS).
Centro Penitenciario Femenino.
Santiasko, $hile,
21 de Febrero de 2011.

*Translator's note: This statement is from the two women involved in the case, they are speaking from the Women's Prison in Santiago the other people are held in the Men's Prison the full list of participants in the hunger strike is as follows:

Andrea Macarena Urzúa Cid
Camilo Nelson Pérez Tamayo
Carlos Luis Riveros Luttgue
Felipe Guerra Guajardo
Francisco Solar Domínguez
Mónica Andrea Caballero Sepúlveda
Pablo Hernán Morales Führimann
Rodolfo Luis Retamales Leiva

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 23rd : General Strike live updates greece

00:25 (GMT+2) A solidarin Athens, for those arrested during the General Strike.ity demonstration has been called for 10 am outside the Euelpidon courthouse 


2:00 (GMT+2) Athens: There are 20-25 people trapped in one of the entrances to the Great Britain Hotel in Syntagma Square. They are surrounded by police and are presumed to be detained. An hour ago, 70 people occupied the Foreign Press Association of Greece. That occupation has since ended.
20:07 (GMT+2) Athens: Things are calm for the moment and the crowd is dispersed, though some hundreds are gathered in an assembly at Propylaea. There have been 23 confirmed detentions, of which 9 became arrests. A collection of photos and videos will follow in a bit.
18:35 (GMT+2) Athens: A crowd of hundreds ripped up the benches from Syntagma Square to feed a fire they had built in front of the Parliament. The police had tried to disperse the gathering by circling around the protesters menacingly, but people stayed their ground. After a while, the police dispersed the crowd by forming a cordon around them and then chasing them aggressively away, attacking them with teargas and beating them.
17:37 (GMT+2) Athens: After a respite, there has been at least one more clash at Syntagma Square. The police attempted to disperse the calm crowd, and at least one person was beaten by as many as 10 police and has been detained. The situation has grown tense once more, and Syntagma Metro station is closed again.
16:50 (GMT+2) Athens: There is a call for a gathering at Syntagma Square at 19:00. So far there, six protesters have been confirmed as injured. Numerous police motorcycles and riot police are gathered along Alexandras Avenue.
Volos: There were three lively demos for a total of 3,000-4,000 people.
16:30 (GMT+2) Athens: One protester was seriously burned by a teargas canister and has been transfered to the hospital. His knee is hurt badly. As of now, there are at least 20 confirmed detentions and 4 or 5 confirmed arrests. A police motorcycle tried to hurt a protester near Syntagma Sq. but the two cops were attacked with a molotov and their bike was consumed by flames. People are attempting to organize an evening concert at Syntagma Square. Most people will stay until then.
Thessaloniki: 100-200 protesters are marching to the aristotelous police station in solidarity with the person who was arrested taken there.
16:10 (GMT+2) Athens: The police cleared off at least the larger part of Syntagma Square for a moment by attacking with teargas and motorcycle cops. People have begun to return. By way of a loudspeaker, people have called for an evening assembly in front of the Parliament. The central metro station has been re-opened.
Thessaloniki: random arrests by secret cops. Clashes around aristotelous sq. some minutes ago. Protesters attacked the police station on Ano Polis with molotov coctails.
15:38 (GMT+2) Athens: Several thousand people are gathered in Syntagma Square, where police cordons protect the Parliament building. The call has gone out for everyone to return to Syntagma. At least 30 people have been arrested in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Rectorate Authorities are holding a meeting to prepare to violate acdemic asylum. People are gathering in Omonoia Square in preparation to march towards Syntagma Square. the central metro stations have been intentionally closed by the police.
15:23 (GMT+2) Demonstrations in many cities around Greece including Thessaloniki, Patras, Ioannina, Kozani, Agrinio, Naxos, Rethymno, Volos, Arta, Heraklion, Larisa, Serres, Kefallonia, Mytilene, etc. In the city of Drama, the city hall was occupied by protesters for a period of time.

Όταν κάνεις τέτοια= when you do this?


παθαίνεις αυτά =   TAKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14:28 (GMT+2) Thessaloniki: Police tried to break the demo by attacking with a large amount of teargas and with flash bang grenades. A lot of ATMs have been smashed, and clashes continue in Aristotelous Square and the streets around it.
14:10 (GMT+2) Athens is like a gas chamber. There are violent clashes all over, and many demonstrators have been injured, including old people and the handicapped. There are a lot of undercover cops in hoods. People are still on the streets and defending themselves.

15:05 (GMT+2) Athens: Mixed blocks of people are gathering in front of the parliament and are calling for everyone to join them there. People from Exarchia are trying to form an assembly. Many reports say that the crowd size is similar to that of the May 5th, 2010 demo (around 250,000 people). Thousands of demonstrators are still in the streets around Exarchia and Propylaea and are trying to access Syntagma Square. Numerous riot police block the streets. In many places throughout Athens, protestors are throwing stones and the police are firing teargas and flash bang grenades. There have been an unknown number of arrests. Central metro stations have been closing for short periods. A mixed crowd of people still occupies Syntagma Square.

Live updates on general strike demonstrations from all over Greece.
13:57 (GMT+2) Athens: The demo has been teargassed all over and has been cut into many parts. There are clashes all over Athens and there are reports of police motorbikes on fire.  Some random arrests.
13:40 (GMT+2) Athens: Thousands of people have gathered at Syntagma Square. A lot of teargas has been used in an attempt to disperse the crowd. Molotovs have been thrown at riot police outside parliament. People have attempted to occupy the Ministry of Finance near Syntagma Sq.
13:30 (GMT+2), Athens: More people are concentrating in Syntagma Sq. Cops are teargazing people there. According to RADIO REVOLT cops have attacked to various points of the Thessaloniki demo.
12:53 (GMT+2), Athens: The demonstration is one of the biggest Athens has seen in recent years. Great weather and good spirit. People are slowly heading to Syntagma square.
12:50 (GMT+2), Athens: The demo is huge. Some reports say that it2019s larger than last year2019s great general strike demos. The corrupt president of GSEE (General Confederation of Greek Workers), Panagopoulos, was provoked by protesters. PAME (the syndicalist union of Greek 201cCommunist201d Party) organized a separate demo as usual, which also has thousands of people. The head of the demo has already reached Syntagma square (outside parliament) while thousands have not started marching yet. Secret cops went on some more detains of people carrying bags.
12:30 (GMT+2), Athens: “Preventive” detentions of grassroots union workers. Thousands of people still gathering. Many secret cops around Exarheia and the streets around.
Thessaloniki: Secret cops were chased by demonstrators. Some CCTV cameras were destroyed as the march began.
Patras: Maybe more than 4000 people are marching on the central streets of the city. Migrants have also joined the demo.
12:00 (GMT+2): Thousands of people are gathering in central points of Athens, Patras, Thessalonica etc. The marches have not begun yet as more people are coming out to the streets. Thousands of cops (riot police, motorcycle and secret cops) are also moving around the gathering points trying to terrorize people that are going to the demos. According to the authorities, police forces from many places have moved to Athens to join the suppres
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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.



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1976 - 2000 Greek Anarchists Fight for Freedom

(December Riots in Greece)