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.

Greece: Anarchist Comrade Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou Transferred to Hospital, Solidarity Actions and Attacks Continue

  • Posted on: 1 March 2018
  • By: thecollective

Comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou was transferred to the hospital today after a serious fainting incident he had while resting in his cell. The officials of the Justice Department informed the comrade’s lawyers that the council which is going to decide whether Dinos will be transferred permanently to Korydallos prison or not, will meet on Friday, 4 days after the promised day (Monday). Dinos will be on hunger strike for 9 days and on thirst strike for 5 days on Friday.

The struggle committee of Korydallos prison issued a statement informing the Justice Department that if the council doesn’t meet on Friday, there will be prison rebelions all across the country.

Athens, Greece: Anarchists Trash Stores on Ermou Street, 5th Most Expensive Shopping District in Europe, In Solidarity with Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou

  • Posted on: 28 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

We attacked last night in the heart of the metropolis, just a few meters away from units of the DIAS (Hellenic Police) and the MAT (Riot Police) squad, breaking the windows of various stores without being detected. This action is part of the general wave of solidarity that has broken out for our imprisoned comrade, K. Yiagtzoglou who is on hunger and thirst strike. We will destroy the city if they continue to delay their response to his fair request for a transfer to Korydallos Prison.

Greece: Update on the Hunger & Thirst Strike of Anarchist Comrade K. Yiagtzoglou & Latest Solidarity Actions

  • Posted on: 27 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

Comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou is now on hunger strike for 5 days and on thirst strike for 2 days. Today he was taken to the prison infirmary after feeling heavily illdisposed. He now weighs 55 kg (he originally weighed 61 kg). Despite their promises, there is no news today (Monday) from the Justice Department regarding his demand to be permanently transferred to Korydallos prison.

As far as solidarity actions are concerned, a few dozen anarchists have occupied the central building of the National University of Athens which is located right in the middle of the city.

Greece: Update on anarchist hunger striker Ntinos Giagtzoglou (25/02/2018)

  • Posted on: 26 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

For all these reasons, I REFUSE to passively accept the state of “exile” and the transfers-abductions overnight. I stand fiercely opposed against these machinations with words and actions. Because my deep conviction is that our actions and attitude should not be trapped between the repression-anti-repression dipole but should permeate every aspect of our being, let my actions now be still another blare of attack aiming to open cracks of freedom in the multiple and multiform cells within society — prison. An attack, a product of rebellion, which, if it doesn't happen at present time, will never be a future option...

Athens, Greece: Attack Against the HQ of Novartis by Anarchist Collective Rouvikonas

  • Posted on: 26 February 2018
  • By: thecollective

In Greece, the so-called Novartis Gate involves politicians, directors of the health sector and several hundred doctors. The total loss for the public health sector caused by the activities of the company are estimated at being between 28 to 50 billion Euros over a period of 10 to 15 years.

We took this action to declare our opposition to such activities as they are against the public interest.

Athens, Greece: Grenade Attack Against Kaisariani Police Station in Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoner K. Giagtzoglou

  • Posted on: 26 February 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

“The ethical resoluteness of one who abandons and attacks the power structures is a perception, a moment in which one tastes the beauty of one’s comrades and the misery of obligation and submission. “I rebel, therefore I am” is a phrase from Camus that never ceases to charm me as only a reason for life can do.

In the face of a world that presents ethics as the space of authority and law, I think that there is no ethical dimension except in revolt, in risk, in the dream. The survival in which we are confined is unjust because it brutalizes and uglifies”.

– Massimo Passamani