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Anarchist Black Cross – Moscow: anti-fascist and anarchist Serebrennikov Oleg needs your help and solidarity! / Kollektivs Anarchist Black Cross Moscow : der Antifaschist und Anarchist Serebrennikow Oleg braucht Ihre Hilfe und die Solidarität! – Russia

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

*Dear comrades! Anarchical Black Cross Moscow (ABC – Moscow) urges to
show solidarity and to help the anti-fascist and the anarchist
Serebrennikov Oleg. *On an extent more than ten years he actively
participated in the anarchical and anti-fascist movements in Russia and in
Izhevsk. Long time he cooperated with collective ABC – Moscow, helped
detainees and the arrested anti-fascists and anarchists with Izhevsk,
looked for for them lawyers, informed the public and activists on the
repressions untied by police against anti-fascists in the city. He
actively participated in solidarity actions in support of the imprisoned
anti-fascists and social activists. Because of the serious problems with
health which arose after attack of neo-Nazis on Oleg in 2004 the help is
now necessary need for him.

You can extend information on Oleg’s case among friends, to hold a concert
or other events for solidarity with Oleg, it is simple to transfer any sum
to the bank accounts provided below, it is simple to write it the letter
for support him. (more…)

London Anti-Fascist Prisoners – UK

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Two anti-fascist prisoners currently serving a custodial sentence in relation to a fight with the South East Alliance in London during the summer of 2014. If you would like to write to either K or D, address envelopes to one of them and send to Freedom Bookshop. They will then be forwarded on to them. Remember to include a name and address on the card/letter for the prison to accept it.
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ADDRESS:
K or D,
c/o Freedom Bookshop,
Angel Alley,
84b Whitechapel High Street,
London, E1 7QX.

We at London Anti-Fascists believe history has taught us that anti-fascist action is ALWAYS self-defense. It’s in that radical tradition of confronting fascist’s and their ideas that we organise to create a space for working class organisation in order to realise a world without hunger or fear.
Solidarity!

August 23-30, 2015 – International Solidarity Week for Anarchist Prisoners

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Athens: Demo in solidarity with the hunger strikers in Greek prisons

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

On Tuesday evening, March 17th, a demo in solidarity with hunger strikers in Greek prisons was held in downtown Athens. The march of around 1,500-2,000 people started from Monastiraki Square, passed through Athinas and Stadiou Streets, Syntagma Square and ended at Propylaea. After the end of the demo barricades were erected around Exarchia, clashes erupted with cops and luxury cars were set ablaze.

more photos here.

Via ContraInfo:

Statement of prisoners held in the C type high security prison of Domokos – Greece

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

via actforfree : original source Persona Non Grata

We, the prisoners, who live and die like animals in these prisons –warehouses for humans, denounce those who created these prisons,in the first place the former Minister Athanasiou, as responsible. These chiefs have spent huge amounts, especially for electronic surveillance and external security by over-equipped special police forces, however they are criminally indifferent to our life and health. Also, they ignore their own laws, prison rules and internal arrangements, that are there to assure medical and pharmaceutical treatment for prisoners.

So, in Domokos prison there are no doctors, nurses or even social workers. Therefore, in the Greek legislation a death penalty might not exist, but in Greek prisons that penalty is being imposed in practice.

Today, at 4:00 a.m., in D2 wing, we lost another fellow inmate, Mexas Alcibiades, 52 years old. He had been asking for a doctor from 12 noon, yesterday, a doctor whom we have never had in this prison.

For this death, which could have been avoided, we consider responsible, as well as the political leadership of the Ministry, the manager Kostara Th., also the prosecutor Theologiti, for the lack of prompt transportation to the hospital. This death adds itself to a long list of dead prisoners, including that of Galanis Manolis, also from the wing D2, who died two months ago.

We urge the Justice Minister, Nikos Paraskevopoulos, to publicly commit that there will be 24 hour medical cover in the prison.
Also, we call on him to visit the prisons himself to see their tragic and criminal deficiencies.

Until then, we declare that we are refusing to enter the cells or to take prison rations.

All prisoners of wing E1

Varelas Vasileios
Kostas Gournas
Eltsimpah Mohammed
Koufontinas Dimitris
Maziotis Nikos
Makadasidis Alexandros
Meletis Alexandros
Meletis Konstantinos
Merkoyri Ramadan
Naxakis Giannis
Sofianidhs Georgios

Tuesday 03 February 2015

Update: New Announcement

Wednesday 04 February 2014

“Clearing the Air” by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell (Greece)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

via InterArma:

Friday, January 16th 2015, police officers of the Blackmail Department accompanied by EKAM [anti-terrorist agency], invade the cells where the members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire are held, both in A’ wing, and the basement of the isolation wings (for the 2nd time within 10 days, after the 1st invasion of the same agency). During the searches that followed, they seized phone agendas, calling cards, USB sticks and personal handwritten political notes. The proposition was the ridiculous police–media fabrication which presents our organization to have connections with the so-called ‘night circles’ of extortion. These myths aim to depoliticize and smear the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and the circles of Black Anarchy. We shall clear up the obvious. Our code of values and our rebellious anarchist consciousness are opposed and hostile to that of organized crime and Mafia practices. Besides, the real organized crime rests in the centers of the State and the police. Beyond that, we neither apologize, nor regret our friendships. For days now, journalists, at the behest of the police, use our friendly relations, targeting our friend Vasilis Stefanakos [i], in order to present the fabrication of the “terrorists-criminals” osmosis and create new case files. We are going to defend this friendship of ours in every way, because it doesn’t fit into labels of “terrorists” nor “criminals”, which are given to us by the courts and the reports. This specific friend, like other long-term convicts who are mentioned in the news as so-called collaborators of ours, have NOTHING to do with the planned escape attempt. These ridiculous scenarios about the connection of the Cells of Fire with organized crime are trying to soil the obvious beauty of the comrades’ attempt to break the shackles of captivity.

What’s more beautiful than a prison exploding…

What’s uglier than a lie which is believed not even by its instigators…

What’s more obvious than vengeance…

IF FREEDOM IS A CRIME, LET’S ALL TURN INTO CRIMINALS

January 17th , 2014

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Imprisoned Members Cell

[i] Translator’s note: The long-term convict Vasilis Stefanakos is serving a prison sentence as a leading member of the Syndicate of organized crime in Greece.

Translated by The Circle of Individualist Anarchists

Communique of the Prisoners of Korydallos Prison (Greece)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

via 325:

On January 16th 2015, an invasion of EKAM police officers [anti-terrorist unit] and other repressive forces took place and they carried out searches in our fellow prisoners’ cells. This is why our midday yard time did not happen and we remained locked all day. A few days ago, during the lunch time on New Year’s Eve, the initial transfer of prisoners was ordered so that the Greek Guantanamo bay of Domokos could be be inaugurated (although on this specific day transfers don’t regularly take place), playing this way their dirty electoral game on our backs. On Saturday January 3rd, after an invasion and investigation by the EKAM, our fellow prisoners and members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Christos Tsakalos and Gerasimos Tsakalos, were kidnapped in the night and transferred to the isolation-basement of the women’s Korydallos prison. After all this, we decided to mobilize and as a first reaction we refused to be locked back in our cells in the midday, until Saturday January 24th 2015. In the following days, we are going to escalate our actions if necessary. We are going for:

1) The abolition of the ‘C’ type prisons.

2)The return of all those already transferred to the ‘C’ type prison in Domokos, and the return of our fellow prisoners Gerasimos Tsakalos and Christos Tsakalos from the isolation wing of the women’s prison of Korydallos, back to the prison they were in.

3) During this rebellion, we’re not going to accept any more transfers to the ‘C’ type prisons. We will consider every such act as revenge against our struggle and we are going to react accordingly.

When will Koutsimichali, the Director of Korydallos prison, and the prosecutors Poimenidis and Marsioni stop allowing these unlawful criminal acts? Are they ignorant of the prisoners torture or are they aiming for it?
Let everyone take their responsibilities.

Prisoners of the A, B, C, D, E wings of Korydallos prison
Isolation wing of women’s prison of Korydallos

Translated by VbD

Communique of the Prisoners of the Women’s Wing, Korydallos Prison (Greece)

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

via 325:

On January 16th, 2015, an invasion of the EKAM group [anti-terrorist unit] took place in the men’s prison of Korydallos, keeping the whole prison closed from midday till the next morning, blocking the prisoners’ right to have yard time and general activities. Not long ago, on December 12th and on New Year’s Eve, prisoners’ transfers were ordered to Domokos prison, so that the C’ Type prisons are put into action. This is the modern Guantanamo bay. In the very next days, new transfers took place, and specifically there was the transfer of the two members of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire to the white cells of Korydallos’ women prison.

In this electoral game played against prisoners, women prisoners have turned for a long time now into sacks of potatoes squeezed and crowded together in a warehouse of souls, without anyone giving a shit. While the women’s prison has three wings with 150 people capacity in each, right now 120 women have been crammed into the floor of one single wing, as the other rooms were given over for other uses or are empty.

We’re not going to analyze the data further, but not so long ago we made demonstrations denouncing all the problems we are experiencing today and the promises given by the representatives of the Ministry before our eyes, which were never put in place. Since we’re not going to stand for living like animals anymore, and, of course, no animal deserves to live like we do; since the C’ Type prisons today deal with the male prisoners, but tomorrow another one will be built for us; and, lastly, since we’re not going to put up with political games being played on our backs, as from today January 18th, 2015, to January 21st, 2015, we refuse to go back to our cells during the midday lockdown, as an act of solidarity with the demands of the male prisoners in Korydallos prison.

WOMEN PRISON OF KORYDALLOS

Translated by VbD

Letter from Eric McDavid about his release (USA)

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

And now…
i cannot begin this without an over flowingly gushing heartfelt thanks for the amazing support, aid, and solidarity provided by so many people from so many places – seeing me through these past 9 years to bring me home… tears of release and joy will continue to wet my cheeks –

i don’t wipe them away… the folks at Sacramento Prisoner Support have never wavered in going above and beyond while enduring all the pressures that come from moving contrary to what the FBI had considered a closed case – i love you all so dearly. to my habeas attorneys, mark and ben, your work on this process certainly hasn’t changed my view of the legal system – but it has proven to me that humyns can actually survive the bar with their strong and beautiful hearts intact, still connected, and persevering as a guiding force in their lives = ‘thank you’ will never be enough, i love you both… surviving these last 9 years has brought me to a new understanding of patience and how it can be passionate, thereby sustaining the need for a longer view; one that will continue to help me as i move into aiding those still held behind razor wire fences, concrete, and steel… so many others have cases as ridiculous as my own – some much worse, and have been in for decades; a number i met personally and others i dream of meeting upon their release.
thank you all so much for all of your love and support as i begin to move into this next phase of my life.
i’ll be in touch again soon. for now i hope to focus on spending time with my loved ones and reconnecting with the community that i love and have missed for so long.
too much love. find UR joy

Eric McDavid

… If you would like to write Eric or send him care packages, you can send them to: Eric McDavid c/o SPS PO Box 163126 Sacramento, CA 95816 USA.

Thank you all for your continued love and solidarity!
Yours, Sacramento Prisoner Support

Anarchist comrades Spyros Mandylas and Andreas Tsavdaridis are free (Greece)

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

via interarma:

On Monday, 12/01, in the afternoon, anarchist comrades Spyros Mandylas and Andreas Tsavdaridis were released as the 18-months pre-trial detention that was imposed on them has finally ended. We remind that the comrades were arrested on 12/07/2013 and are accused of being members of the anarchist guerrilla group the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and for the shipping of a parcel bomb to the former commander of anti-terrorist agency, Dimitris Xorianopoulos, which took place in July 2013 and was carried out by Commando “Mauricio Morales”-FAI/IRF, as part of the “Phoenix” project (act 4), an attack which Andreas has claimed responsibility for. We welcome with great joy our comrades back to the streets of continuous insurrection.

Strength to the comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire

Freedom to anarchist prisoners of war

Fury and Conscience

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Inter Arma