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Raids in Athens & Berlin

via Indymedia DE translated by Enough is Enough!

Police raids in #Athens and #Berlin: And again they create a criminal organization

Berlin. Athens. September 16. 2020. The searches today, which included our anarchist library, are nothing new. But this time the authorities are stepping up their efforts. Five people are affected, who are accused of having founded a special, conspiratorial and criminal association or of being members of it. For this reason, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office is investigating under paragraph 129 and the BKA visited the people concerned at home, sometimes with pulled guns.

One Year of Resistance

from act for freedom now!

10, 100, thousands of squats

One Year of Resistance Against State Terrorism

Today, 26.8.20, marks one year since the armed hooded men of Chrysochoidis invaded the refugee squat of Spyrou Trikoupi 17 and the neighboring Transito squat. It was early in the morning when they forcibly pulled out families with young children from their beds–people who after much hardship and suffering had found a place to grow roots again in these buildings. They took them from their home and distributed them in miserable camps to live in the dirt and with indifference in canvas tents. Since then, a barrage of state terrorist attacks on refugee and political squats has led to evacuations, snatching of people, beatings, and arrests.

HANDS OFF THE SQUATS

From Act for Freedom Now!

Berlin, Thessaloniki : HANDS OFF THE SQUATS-Solidarity with Terra Incognita

Wherever in the world, an attack on our structures will not remain silent. Squats for us are the biggest parts of our struggle against gentrification, tourism, which serves the profit of capitalism and the “clearing” of our neighborhoods. Places which are against the blackmail of the bosses and the repression of the cops, the implementation of self-organization, places of liberation from the tyranny of the state, capital and patriarchy. An important tool for the anarchist movement in order to get collectively organized and fight for a society based on equality, solidarity and freedom.

Responsibility Claim for Arson at Bank in Athens GR

from: act for freedom now!

Athens, Greece: Taking responsibility for the Arson Attack on the National Bank in Maroussi/Athens by: Thousands of Suns of the Night

“Even if we never win, we will always fight.”

Fear and despair. This social feeling prevails in the days of dystopia. The state administrators in the face of the depths of the global capitalist crisis, after militarily controlling the crowds and putting them in quarantine, infuse them with a continuous terrorism, repression and restriction of acquired freedoms and salaries.

Attack on train station avenges graffiter

From Act for Freedom!, Athens, Greece, by Anarchists

The destruction of a train station for the death of a 20years old graffiter

Gray city and hazy trains go around the urban metropolis of Athens, but in this city there are individuals and groups who can not stand this daily repetition and choose to express themselves on its gray and rotten walls and train sheets, choosing a greater risk to send their message throughout the city. Graffiti has not always been accepted by society at large and the state consider it as an enemy that soils what they want clean for a European model of the city. This is clear from the verbal attack of a “respectable” citizen of the so-called “ruffianoi” who will threat you by calling the cops and many times use physical violence.

Protest turns to riot against the new draconian law of banning protests

9 July 2020, Athens, Greece

Proposed by a self-proclaimed socialist Minister of Public Order (Michalis Chrisohoidis), taking part in a right wing government (News Democracy), assisted by the votes of the self-proclaimed socialist party (KINAL), the greek Parliament approved a junta-inspired bill on Thursday imposing new restrictions to quash and destroy the right to protest, a right integral to the so-called democracies, eg. under the provisions of the new law you will be arrested for joining a protest that hasn’t been authorized by the police. For dozens of years across the world, this has been called a Police State or a Dictatorship but then again the greek governing party’s name is “New Democracy”, which probably means the same, when someone feels the need to affix the word “New” to the political theory of “Democracy” that has been solidified for more than 2.500 years.

Responsibility Claim for Domiciliary Incendiary Attacks

from anarchists worldwide

Translation of a text claiming responsibility for incendiary attacks against people serving the political, journalist, repressive, judicial machinery. The attacks took place in the first days of March in Athens, Greece, by the “Anarchist Groups of Nocturnal Visits”. There are also a few photos from some of the attacks below. This is the source-link from

Koukaki Fell Heavy on Them

from anarchists worldwide

Koukaki fell heavy on them

Since 2017, the Koukaki Squat Community (Matrozou 45, Panaitoliou 21, Arvali 3) set up adifferent competitive example of communal life in the center of Athens. Through horizontal procedures, collective work and persistence, it set up open and social projects of communal housing, public bath and laundry, clothes sharing, spaces for public events and a multilingual library. Operating in an area which has been transforming from residential neighborhood to first-class tourist resort, the Koukaki Squat Community raised an embankment against the repressive and economic policies of the state and the bosses, against fascism, racism, and patriarchy. A living hearth of resistance, it also actively supported and connected with other struggles, political projects and public assemblies [1].

On the Formation of a New Anarchist Grouping, Obsidian

from anarchists worldwide

Those who seek saviors are doomed to servitude and those who seek glory are obsessed with what they cannot control. Anarchy is the negation of authority and obedience. It is often the obedient that carry the sword, whether by master or mob. We understand that society reinforces these constructs wherever it may seep in. Our enemy is overt, the state and its henchman. Our enemy is covert, ideas brought forth wearing a mask of solidarity, carrying the knife of the state.

Every act taken by the state is in service of itself, and all its capital is paid for in blood. We reject law in its entirety, we battle the conservative notions of safety, security and self. We oppose all modern day capitalism’s tentacles and recognise its ever changing nature. We hold onto and strike out with anarchist ideals in order to feel human and free.

Updates on the battle to defend Exarchia: for freedom, self-organisation and solidarity

from act for freedom

Demo in Heraklion, Crete against evictions

The past few weeks have seen an intensification of the Nea Demokratia government’s efforts to subdue the Greek anarchist movement and crush initiatives that offer alternatives to prison society. In particular, the anarchist neighbourhood of Exarchia in Athens has been a focal point for its aggression. A rough chronology of this repression as well as actions of solidarity and resistance taken by comrades in Athens is listed below.
The current rumour is that the State wants to evict ‘all squats’ by 17th November. Another rumour puts the deadline at 6th December. Both are significant dates in the history of the Greek anarchist movement, which are marked by annual riots. What ‘all squats’ means is not entirely clear. What is clear from the past few weeks however, is that attacks have been made on squats both inside and outside Exarchia, and as well as in cities in other parts of the country.

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