Greece

How Greece’s grittiest district swapped anarchy for culture

  • Posted on: 16 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Exarcheia was once the scene of riots and political gangs, but now it’s a buzzing cultural hub, says Anastasia Miari

Bathed in spring sunlight, sipping on iced coffee and surrounded by young people playing backgammon, this hardly feels like anarchist central. Yet many Greeks still steer clear of Exarcheia, widely known for its politicised riots and Molotov cocktail-throwing far-Left gangs. 

Police probe sheds light into clash between drug dealers and anarchists in Exarchia

  • Posted on: 6 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

A police investigation has shed light into a clash between drug and arms dealers and anarchists in the central Athens neighborhood of Exarchia, Kathimerini has learned.

Meanwhile 29 Greek and Albanian nationals are to face charges in the wake of a major police crackdown in the area.

During the operation carried out between December and March 9 police tapped phone conversations and infiltrated the ranks of the suspects as they sought to control the drug trade in Exarchia Square and nearby pedestrian Mesolongiou Street.

Greece: Text from anarchist prisoner N. Romanos about the court decision for the case of «individual terrorists»

  • Posted on: 2 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Received 31/03

Yesterday, the cycle of our criminal cases ended with the state condemning us for dozens of years of imprisonment as «individual terrorists» with elements and accusations that would be a routine case in a formal court of ordinary criminal law.

The decision of yesterday’s court is a decision point for the political trials and the new correlations that are shaped on the map of criminal repression against the anarchist movement.

Athens, Greece: “You Are An Anarchist, Therefore You Are A Terrorist As Well”

  • Posted on: 28 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

On November 29, 2017, in the Korydallos prison court, started the trial on 2nd degree (appeal court) of the comrades Argyris Dalios, Giannis Michailides, Dimitris Politis, Nikos Romanos and Gerasimos Tsakalos (member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire). The accusations were bank and post office expropriations, possession of ammunition, forgery, incendiary attacks, while initially (in the 1st degree) the comrades were accused of participation in the revolutionary organization Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, an accusation that falls under the antiterrorist law 187A.

Athens, Greece: Explosive Attack Against the Evelpidon Court Complex by Circle of Asymmetric Urban Warfare FAI-FRI

  • Posted on: 28 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

28.03.18: An Informal Anarchist Federation / International Revolutionary Front (FAI-FRI) cell named Circle of Asymetric Urban Warfare have claimed responsibility for an explosive attack against the Evelpidon Court Complex in Athens that took place during the early morning hours of Saturday the 24th of March. The police and establishment media initially tried to cover up the attack by maintaining a strict silence regarding it, but have now admitted the action took place following the publication of the claim of responsibility on Athens Indymedia. The bomb detonated in a police sentry-box behind the court complex causing minor damages and no injuries.

NO NATION-NO HOMELAND-FIIRE TO THE STATES: Salonika 10th of March 2018

  • Posted on: 20 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

On the 10th of March 2018, we participated in a mass demonstration in the city of Salonika, responding to a call across Greece and the Balkans. On this day thousands of people came together on the streets with a common stance against fascism and nationalism. Every block in the demonstration lent a different focus to the manifestation. Some blocks expressed primarily their solidarity to Libertatia, the squat that was burned down by fascists during the recent nationalistic manifestations over the naming of a neighboring country. Others stressed nationalism and patriotism as foundations of the Greek society. Others stressed patriarchy as a structural element of the nation-state.

Anarchists from across the Balkans clash with Greek police

  • Posted on: 14 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Anarchists and riot police have clashed in Greece after some 2,000 protesters from across the Balkans marched in the northern city of Thessaloniki against nationalism.

Police used tear gas and threw stun grenades at the anarchists, who also barricaded themselves at the University of Thessaloniki. Police are prohibited by law from entering the campus to make arrests.

Greece: police raid three anarchist squats in Athens

  • Posted on: 12 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

From Freedom News UK

World, Mar 12th

At early hours of Monday, a coordinated police operation to clear out three anarchist squats in central Athens has resulted in arrests and evictions of the properties.

The three raided squats are Gare, Zaimi in Exarcheia and Matrozou. Matrozou residents have put up a fight, and as a result, 12 people were arrested and are facing charges for explosives possession.

Greece: Anarchist Comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou Ends Hunger Strike After Winning Transfer to Korydallos Prison

  • Posted on: 5 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

According to information from Athens Indymedia, comrade Konstantinos Giagtozglou will end his hunger and thirst strike after the Prison Transfer Committee met today on Friday, March 2nd and accepted his demand for transfer to Korydallos Prison, which will be made effective on April 10th.

The comrade who is accused of belonging to the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and sending explosive packages to European institutions and to the former Greek Prime Minister was on hunger strike from February 21st and on thirst strike since February 25th demanding his permanent transfer to Korydallos Prison so he could be near his family and friends.

Athens, Greece: Responsibility Claim from Revolutionary Armed Forces for the Grenade Attack Against Kaisariani Police Station

  • Posted on: 2 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

We claim responsibility for the grenade attack against Kaisariani Police Station at dawn on Monday, 26/02 as a direct and first response to the unprecedented and violent kidnapping and transfer of comrade Konstantinos Giagtozglou from Korydallos Prison to Larissa Prison while he was already on hunger strike (since 21/02) in order to break his morale. This attempt by the state failed after the comrade escalated to a thirst strike on Sunday 25/02.

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