Anarchists Firebomb Police Station


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Full title: Greek Anarchists Claim Firebombing of Police Station in Zografou, Athens

A unit of the anarchist urban guerrilla network, Direct Action Cells (DAC), operating under the name “Fiery Anti-State-Violence—Sector ‘Nikos Sampanis,’” has claimed the October 27 firebombing of a Hellenic Police station in the Zografou borough of Athens, Greece. Improvised incendiary devices fashioned from butane cannisters were detonated on the exterior of the police station. The communique claims that police retreated into the station as the devices were either placed or hurled at the building.

The primary reason for the attack appears to be direct action in solidarity with the 20-year-old Romani man killed by the Hellenic Police following a vehicular pursuit in a working-class suburb of Athens. The man, Nikos Sampanis, was unarmed.

Interestingly, the claim quotes an old communique from Greece’s most infamous modern urban guerrilla group, the Conspiracy Cells of Fire:

“[..] We must sharpen the blade of solidarity and remove it from its recurring stereotypes that displace it in the vicious circle of ‘freedom in one's comrade,’ often the prerogative of friendly, personal and ‘public’ relations.” -Conspiracy Cells of Fire.

The communique also gives a shoutout to members of the anarchist organization, Rouvikonas, facing trial for the 2016 daytime execution of Egyptian-born drug dealer “Habibi” in the downtown Athens neighborhood of Exarcheia, as well as imprisoned members of Revolutionary Struggle and 17N.

From the communique:

We call on every struggling individual to create his own events attacking the state, spreading the flame of disobedience and camaraderie. Υ.Γ. : We chose the Α.Τ. Zografou symbolically for the case of the 14 comrades who were arrested during the occupation of the NTUA Rector's Office. , on 13/11/20, and they are forced to take DNA.

We are sending fiery signals of solidarity to the Chilean comrades who shook the offices of ANERE.

Power and solidarity to Boris, who is being prosecuted for the destruction of 2 5G antennas, as well as to Alfredo Cospito for the three-month censorship regime imposed on him by the Italian state.

We remember the comrades who fell fighting in action, as well as all the invisible ones killed by property, racism and patriarchy.

Solidarity with the persecuted, prisoners and fugitive fighters.


Fiery Antivia Sector "Nikos Sampanis"

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Several years back I would hoped for the spreading of these tactics beyond the usual hot zones of Greece, Chil plus a few borderline countries with militant anarchist milieus. A little hs happened in Canada, UK and the US and the lonely insurgents got repressed pretty badly after slow and weak support coming from hipster/ID pols dominated milieus.

Course, things don't always turn out how we'd like them to. A little concerted effort is needed for bringing a new situation to reality. Which doesn't include books and talks, as regardless the questionable effectiveness of some direct actions, the former got even less consequences in building an anarchist tension.

anarchist tension is not a suspension bridge that needs to be built

either you live it everyday or you don’t

do you think bookclubers can be passive-aggressively nagged into committing arson?

who sends books and does prison support for the anarchist prisoners?

are you also gonna nag hipster/ID pols into supporting anarchist prisoners?

what is your complaint and whose it directed to?

repression is always bad, attackers are always few

anarchist bridge is either suspension or it is not.

either you cross it everyday or you don’t

do you think drivers can be passive-aggressively nagged into carpooling?

who changes oil and rotates tires for the anarchist drivers?

are you also gonna nag bluecollar/workers into comping anarchist drivers?

what is your beard length and whose it impressing?

badness is always bad, less is always fewer

tight pants!

Hipster / Eye Dee Pole Dood! All your fault! Real annarcs wear Wrangler boot cut jeans!

there are many other type of bridges

you can only cross bridges a subset of days smaller that the set of all days. you'd be hard pressed to find a person that has crossed a bridge every days since they were born, until they died. if the bridge is a metaphor for life, you can only cross it once in a lifetime, in a discrete way or in eternal recurrence. the duration of your life will take place during a period that is smaller than the set of all days, and the set of all days is smaller than the entire duration of time in the universe.

some drivers may be persuaded, enticed, coerced, convinced and some even nagged into complying with a carpooling

anarchists would prefer to do the car maintenance themselves, d.i.y., or via mutual aid, but realistically they will ask a favor or pay any mechanic that's conveniently accessible. the old oil and tires may be kept to be reused for activities

i'm not going to nag anyone

i just shaved

badness is relative and only a partial aspect of a thing which is usually more complicated that the moralizing applied to it, less and fewer are basically synonyms

the anarchist bridge suspends mxn between beast and supermxn.

time is a flat circle. one is always already crossing.

coercing the car into the carpool lane reveals: no car, no lane, no bridge at all.

razors are cops of the face.

everything is relative. this is absolutely true.

So wait. .. have to keep running back and forth across a bridge now?! Instructions unclear!

Thought we all jumped off after the cool kids tell us to? is this more of like a crossfit thing?

Also dont put cops on your face. Ew!

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