Athens, Greece: A Fierce Riot Unfolds 9 Years Since the Murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos by Cops (6/12/2017) [Video]

Footage from the riot that “exploded” in Athens on December 6, 2017, commemorating nine years since 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos was murdered in cold blood by a policeman in the Exarchia area of Athens, on December 6, 2008.
 
Back in 2008 the police murder sparked a string of riots that spread like wildfire all over Greece and inspired countless of solidarity actions and riots all over the globe for more than a month.
 
Everything started a few minutes after 9 pm, on the night of 6 December 2008, when a tensed argument between two cops and a group of youngsters ended with the policemen leaving the scene, but only for the murderers to park their patrol car a few blocks away and return to confront the kids with their guns. One of the two cops (Korkoneas) aimed towards the kids and fired two shots. One of the bullets struck 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos in the heart and he fell dead.
 
This murder in the heart of Exarchia, an area of Athens frequented by anarchists in Greece, sparked a string of riots that spread like wildfire all over Greece and inspired countless of solidarity actions and riots in more than 70 cities around the world for more than a month.
 
For most Greeks this is a moment marked deeply in memory, since most remember exactly what they were doing when the news of the police murder shook them like a collective electric shock. During those first days, the tens of thousands of protesters that took part did not realize that they were taking part in something that would profoundly define the years to come.
 
The events were recorded in modern history as “The December Revolt” or “The December Rebellion”.
 
– The moment of the murder has been captured in the following video at
 
– Video documenting the first 60 minutes after the murder of Alexis Grigorpoulos at
 
– “The Potential to Storm Heaven” (Documentary on the December Rebellion in Greece with english subtitles) at
Posted in ACAB, Alexis Grigoropoulos, Athens, Exarcheia, Fuck The Police, Greece, Riots, Street Clashes, The December Rebellion, The December Revolt, Videos

Finland: Fire and Flames for Patriotism (Video)

Received on 12.12.17:

On the 6th of December 2017, to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Finnish state we made a bonfire out of stolen flags. We thought that they were more useful on fire than on the streets, encouraging a sense of patriotism.

Let us not allow the machinery of borders and repression to distract us from recognising our real enemies.

Let us fight against global inequalities!

 

Posted in Anti-Nationalism, Anti-Patriotism, Direct Action, Finland, Videos

Greece: Imprisoned Revolutionary Struggle Members Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis Continue Their Hunger Strike

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10.12.17: On December 5th 2017, Revolutionary Struggle members Pola Roupa and Nikos Maziotis were forcibly removed from Korydallos prisons (both were subjected to headlocks, holds, etc) and were involuntarily admitted to the General State Hospital of Nikaia. The prison prosecutor pressed physicians to force-feed the two hunger strikers. The hospital doctors refused to treat the prisoners against their will, and solely reported that Nikos Maziotis has lost 14.6% of his initial body weight, while Pola Roupa has lost 12.8% of her initial body weight.

On December 6th (on the 26th day of their hunger strike), Roupa and Maziotis were finally discharged from the hospital and returned to Korydallos prisons, determined to continue their hunger strike until their demands are met (among other things, they request extended visits with their six-year-old child).

Maziotis was informed that he would be placed in a disciplinary segregation unit, until damages at B isolation section in the basement of Koridallos women’s prison are repaired. This means that the comrade is being punished for having completely destroyed the solitary confinement wing where he has been held for over 5 months, and is now facing appalling conditions, even worse than the previous ones.

(via Contra Info)

 

 

Posted in Greece, Hunger Strike, Korydallos Prison, Korydallos Women's Prison, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa, Political Prisoners, Revolutionary Struggle

Naples, Italy: Repressive Operation Against FAI/FRI

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Naples prosecutor Catello Maresca, in charge of an investigation on subversive association linked to FAI/FRI, demanded that twenty anarchist comrades be arrested and the Centro Studi Libertari, the place of anarchist group Louise Michel, and the 76/A anarchist space to be shut down..

As an investigating judge rejected the prosecutor’s demand, the latter has made appeal; this will be held on 14th December at the court of review in Naples.

Anarchists from Naples

(via Croce Nera Anarchica, translated by Act For Freedom Now!)

Posted in 76/A, Centro Studi Libertari, Croce Nera Anarchica, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front (FRI), Italy, Naples, Repression

Chile: New Message from Anarchist Prisoners Nataly Casanova and Juan Flores as the End of the ‘Bombs Case 2’ Trial Approaches

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A new approach to individuals in permanent conflict with power and comrades in solidarity anywhere in the world.

More than 3 years of our imprisonment and more than 8 months of oral trial for the so-called ‘Bombs Case 2’.

The time spent in prison emphasizes at each moment the meaning of the life that we consciously choose since we feel the need to confront this reality of extermination and devastation with its relations of power and submission, in order to truly live, we approach unavoidably to some kind of conclusion…

We have been imprisoned for more than 3 years for maintaining our position against the system of domination, without showing any remorse. Since we could not deny ourselves, let alone what this struggle against power means, in which many comrades have been taken from us, it has been a necessity for us to keep them present from our thoughts to our actions, in order to continue being complicit with them, destroying the borders of time and space.

More than eight months ago a trial began against us, one that we clearly do not feel part of since we have known for a long time that we are the only owners of our existences, no matter where we are. Being brought to this place every day means feeling the physical confinement even more intensely, being handcuffed, kept in small cages and searched daily. Despite all this we have been more closer during this time than we could be during more than two years in prison.

We are letting you all know that in 2 or 3 weeks we will be close to the end of this trial. We wait for its end once and for all, since the length of this process was only due to the public prosecutor’s zeal for presenting his ‘proof’ until he was tired… (his presentation went for 7 months). we know that this case is quite fantastic in relation to the reality.

Now all is said and done, here we are, finally accused:

1. Explosive attack on 09.08.2014 at the Subcentro Escuela Militar (a shopping centre in downtown Santiago). (Juan is accused of this). An attack in which notice was given to the police (on number 133), according to them with only 3 minutes before the detonation. Information which do not doubt has been manipulated, because after the warning no police procedure was followed, not even the warning was made public. The consequences being the already reported injuries.

2. Explosive attack on 13.07.2014 at the Los Dominicos metro station, the device detonating more than 10 minutes after it was found by a metro employee on a metro car seat. (Nataly and Juan are accused of this attack).

These two actions were claimed by the comrades of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.

3. Explosive attack on 11.08.2014, a device was placed under the private car of a police officer, in the parking lot next to 1 Police Station in Central Santiago. (Nataly and Enrique are accused of ‘facilitating’ the device to Juan, who is accused of placing it).

In principle, Juan was also accused of placing an explosive device at the 39 Police Station El Bosque. This supposedly occured on 11.08.14, only 10 minutes after the explosion at 1 Police Station, places separated by an much greater distance in time…a situation that insults logic and is only possible in the imagination of the public prosecutor, so this accusation was finally withdrawan, however he still used this as a piece of evidence throughout the trial.

Both actions were claimed by the International Conspiracy for Revenge.

4. Nataly and Juan are accused of black gunpowder possession.

The Prosecutor’s Office and others are trying to condemn us to these facts under the anti-terrorist law and condemn us to the tombs that are their prisons requesting life in imprisonment for Juan, 20 years and 1 day for Nataly and 10 years and 1 day for Enrique.

This process only seeks via its repressive police, media, judicial and prison forces, to be a blow and a demonstration of force against individual deniers of its power.

This is a ‘process’ that since our imprisonment on 18.09.2014 has taken more than 2000 police to stop us, in the midst of a media feast. Police from various institutions such as GOPE (Special Police Operations Group), LABOCAR (Laboratory of Criminal Investigations), DIPOLCAR (Directorate of Carabineros Political Intelligence) and PDI (Investigations Police) among others, many of whom participated in this trial as witnesses and / or experts, with reports from event sites (by GOPE), evidence gathering (by LABOCAR and DIPOLCAR) and the intelligence gathered by the Carabineros in charge of this case.

With techniques such as DNA, they intend to link us to these facts, DNA of complex mixtures, to the limits of detection and other technical complications that do not deliver or have any scientific certainty, and furthermore, only through the controversial, biased interpretation and even manipulation of the tests by the LABOCAR police, as we could see throughout this trial. In addition to subjectively seeking to justify through our positioning, a relationship with the facts. Facts of which we have argued not to be the authors, but for which the Prosecutor’s Office is an extremely important element due to the vagueness of their accusations.

Today it is necessary for us not to give in to the blows of our enemies and to respond to every action by comrades in solidarity that have been with us during this confinement, from different parts of the globe – Argentina, Brazil, Greece, to name a few. Their different ways of continuing and spreading the conflict are important for those of us who live in prison, and today we want to embrace them once again.

We are still clear that nothing that they intend to determine will be enough to end our desire for freedom. The freedom of the imprisoned comrades, and the very necessity of their destruction are part of our approaches and objectives, so that touching, and colliding with these wall can only reinforce this need…

Today we want to send greetings

Fraternally to Byron Robledo, the comrade run over by a miserable driver of a Transantiago bus in defense of the property of the rich. To break the passivity and show solidarity with Byron!!!

A hug in the distance for comrade Konstantino Yagtzoglou, kidnapped in Athens, accused of attacking former Prime Minister and IMF employee Loukas Papademos.

Solidarity with the CCF comrades, and a hug of complicity for Freddy Fuentivilla, Marcelo Villaroel and Juan Aliste, always attentive and willing to show solidarity.

We welcome the freedom of Hans Niemeyer and Javier Pino.

Likewise, the release of the 8 Mapuche prisoners in the so-called Operation Hurricane and the comuneros acquitted in the Luchsinger McKay case.

Nataly Casanova from the walls of San Miguel Prison and Juan Flores from C.D.P. Santiago Prison 1 (Ex-Penitentiary)

(via Publicacion Refractario, translated by Insurrection News)

 

Posted in Anarchist Prisoners, Byron Robledo Villalobos, C.D.P. Santiago 1 Prison, Chile, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF), Enrique Guzmán, Freddy Fuentevilla, Hans Niemeyer, International Conspiracy of Revenge/Gerasimos Tsakalos Cell, International Solidarity, Javier Pino, Juan Aliste, Juan Flores, Konstantinos Yigtzoglou, Mapuche Struggle, Marcelo Villarroel, MPPs (Mapuche Political Prisoners), Nataly Casanova, San Miguel Prison, Santiago

Athens, Greece: Frontline Footage of the Clashes in Exarcheia on 06.12.17 in Memory of Alexis Grigoropoulos (Video)

Posted in ACAB, Alexis Grigoropoulos, Athens, Combative Memory, Exarcheia, Fuck The Police, Greece, International Day of Action Against State Terrorism, Riots, Street Clashes, Videos

Finland: 100 Years Are Enough! (Video)

Received on 09.12.17:

Compilation video of anarchist and antifascist street activity in Finland between 2013 and 2017.

The 6th of December marked the 100 year anniversary of the Finnish State.

For the abolition of all states.

For anarchy.

Posted in ACAB, Anarchist Movement, Anti-Nationalism, Antifa, Antifascism, Finland, Graffiti, Street Art, Street Clashes, Videos