We have always prioritized not having intermediaries when it comes to communicating, that no one speaks for us and in these days that we will be two years since those who support the hegemony of power and force locked us in these concrete pits called prisons, will be no exception. This second year of imprisonment will bring with it the end of the investigative period of our legal process, that is to say that the period in which the prosecution
On July 9 our friend and colleague Juan was sentenced in first instance to 28 years in prison, and three subsequent years of probation, on the charge of 280 bis (attack with a terrorist purpose) for the explosive attack that in 2018 damaged the headquarters of the Lega di Treviso. A sentence evidently already written, which transposes in full the requests of the prosecutor. The same is being given treatment to Alfredo and Anna, accused in the operation Scripta Manent.
GREECE: VIOLATION AFTER THE ASSASSINATION OF THE CONCEPT OF JUSTICE – STATEMENT BY COMRADE GIANNIS MICHAILIDIS.
For Greek “justice”, a rapist of a child (D. Lignadis) has been sufficiently rehabilitated and is not a danger to society after less than 1.5 years in prison. A racially motivated murderer (Ath. Hortarias), has been sufficiently rehabilitated and is also not a danger after 2 months in prison. The murderer of 15-year-old Alexandros (Ep. Korkoneas) does not deserve life imprisonment. Another rapist (P. Filippidis), earns his freedom prematurely as he is not considered dangerous because of his celebrity. This
With blood in his eyes Saturday, July 9, the court of Treviso has sentenced our friend and comrade John to 28 years in prison (plus 3 years of probation, 30,000 euros in compensation to the Lega and 17,000 euros in court costs), for holding him responsible for the attack against the Lega headquarters in Treviso that occurred in August 2018. Following the recent modification of the crime «strage politica» [political massacre] – which provides for ergastolo [life imprisonment] – for
The scorpion is an insect that differs little from its ancestral species, which were among the first animals to walk on land hundreds of millions of years ago. It has been observed that individuals of this species, when trapped among the flames with no visible escape route, do a remarkable thing: they turn their sting on themselves and commit suicide! A behavior that offers no evolutionary advantage, as on the slim chance that the fire would go out, the surviving
Today, on Tuesday 12/7, the council for the release of the anarchist hunger striker Giannis Michailidis, who has been on hunger strike since 23/5, was set. The prosecutor’s proposal was rejected, so now it remains for the Lamia council to meet on 25 July, the 65th day of our comrade’s hunger strike. There is no doubt. The judicial mob is torturing and attempting to completely annihilate our comrade. Giannis has been entitled to his release for months now, as he
GREECE: UPDATE ON THE STATE OF HEALTH OF COMRADE GIANNIS MICHAILIDIS, ON HUNGER STRIKE, DAY 46 (JULY 8).
The health condition of hunger striker Giannis Michailidis, who is on his 46th day of hunger strike and is under guard at Lamia General Hospital, is at an extremely critical point. First of all, I would like to emphasize and make it known that although it is legally foreseen for any prisoner to appoint his personal doctor to examine and monitor him, in this case and despite the relevant permission, I was not allowed to have a clinical examination in
GREECE: WILLEM VAN SPRONSEN – ALWAYS ON THE OFFENSIVE AT BORDER CROSSINGS – BY DIMITRIS CHATZIVASILEIADIS
*photo: Graffiti in memory of anarchist Willem Van Spronsen on the facade of the Bouboulina Anacatelliana building (August 2019). Three years ago, on July 13, 2019 in Washington state, anti-fascist anarchist Willem Van Spronsen fought his last battle in an armed action against an immigration detention center. «I don’t stand idly by. I don’t need to say anything more. I put aside my broken heart and heal myself the only way I know how, by being useful.» Willem Van Spronsen
There is «news» that hits like a punch in the face. They sound like something out of a Dostoevsky novel, but their date is March 6, 2022. Two fellow anarchists determined to act against the war, and willing to die for it. They are now hostages of the Russian state. How much we must shake off our indolence for such a disproportion of humanity and courage to be crushed. Two anarchists arrested in Moscow During an anti-war demonstration held on
Today, Wednesday 6/7, the prosecutor’s proposal for the release of the anarchist hunger striker Giannis Michailidis, who has been on hunger strike since 23/5, was submitted to the council. The prosecutor’s proposal was rejected, so it now remains for the council to meet at an unspecified time. There is no doubt. The judicial mob is torturing and attempting to completely annihilate our comrade. Giannis has been entitled to his release for months now, as he fulfils the formal conditions, but
On 07/07/2022 at 04.00 we carried out a symbolic bombing with two kilos of explosive material at the Maroussi Tax Office in solidarity with the hunger-striking anarchist Giannis Michailidis, who has been on hunger strike since 05/23/2022. However, there is also silence on this issue, with very little reporting. The fact that the «opposition» and «journalism» follow orders and comply with agreements has reached a new level in recent years, with the deliberate concealment of facts or their distortion. The
Imprisoned comrade Dimitris Chatzivasiliadis started today a hunger strike in solidarity with hunger striker Giannis Michailidis. Anarchist G. Michailidis has been on hunger strike since 23/5 to demand his legitimate release from prison. He is already on his 51st day with the risk of permanent damage to his health. In this circumstance, the judicial authorities are prolonging the torture of Giannis since, to date, the prosecutor has not made any recommendation on the demands of the hunger striker. VICTORY IN
GREECE: FOTIS DASKALAS – «ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE START OF A HUNGER STRIKE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE COMRADE GIANNIS MICHAILIDIS».
«A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief.» Max Horkheimer, Jewish Marxist philosopher member of the Frankfurt School. The struggle of comrade Giannis Michailidis is a struggle of all of us. And even more so for all political prisoners. Once again, without, of course, come down to earth, we see the stripping
GREECE: ABSTENTION FROM RATION AS A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY WITH HUNGER-STRIKING ANARCHIST G. MICHAILIDIS
Starting today, Wednesday 29/6, political prisoners Dimitris Koufontinas, Fotis Tziotzis from Domokos prison and Vangelis Stathopoulos from Larissa prison begin a 7-day rationing strike in solidarity with hunger striking anarchist Giannis Michailidis. VICTORY IN THE STRUGGLE OF THE ANARCHIST HUNGER STRIKER GIANNIS MICHAILIDIS SOURCE: ATHENS INDYMEDIATRANSLATION: ANARQUÍA
On June 24, 2022, I examined as his personal physician the hunger-striking detainee Mr. Michailidis at Lamia hospital, who is hospitalized in the pathology clinic under guard. From the clinical examination, as well as from the examination of his laboratory and paraclinical tests, the following results emerge: hunger striker Mr. Michailidis, who has been on strike for 34 days now, has lost more than 21% of his body weight and has started to show serious health problems. More specifically, I
UNITED KINGDOM: COMMUNICATION WITH ANARCHIST COMRADE TOBY SHONE CUT OFF BY SCUM PRISON AUTHORITIES G4S
Imprisoned Anarchist Toby Shone who is being held at the private G4S prison HMP/YOI Parc in Bridgend, South Wales, is now unable to communicate by phone with his solidarity group and closest loved ones after the Security Team at Parc, headed by Daniel Hayman, removed these contacts from his permitted phone pin numbers list on Friday 24th June 2022 at 6pm. This together with interference with his post and emails is an attempt to hold him incommunicado in the jail.
In the era of the normality of speciesism, of the normality of the exploitation of animals (human or non-human), of the normality of confinement and prisons, of the normality of the culture of deprivation of freedom and, essentially, of life itself, of the normality of poverty, misery, sadness and depression, one does not fight for the obvious but for its reconceptualization. Confinement, surveillance, lack of self-determination, deprivation of dignity… Prison. Giannis knows that to win the self-evident he must risk
The anarchist hunger striker Giannis Michailidis is in his 33rd day of hunger strike and is being treated at the Lamia hospital, in an extremely bad state of health. The State, exhausting its vindictive capacity, pushes the hunger striker into a life and death struggle, a struggle for freedom or submission. The games of the Ministry of Propaganda and of the Judicial Council of Amfissa, which for the umpteenth time rejected the comrade’s request for temporary freedom, clearly demonstrate that
On the night of May Day we chose to attack the new store in the Exarchia area, at 45 Themistokleous Street, called OBA. We broke its storefront and left the political message of our action with stickers saying that since the opening of this store the homeless person who lived in front of its storefront was displaced. This action was our response to the displacement of the homeless person who had resided for years in the arcades in front of
One year has passed since the State crime that led to the destruction of thousands of hectares of the natural world. Burned forests and dried up rivers, animals killed by the flames of capitalist development, all sacrificed on the altar of green investment. The first signs of this summer presage a repetition of the same project. And if last year the will met with ignorance in effective assistance, it is now more necessary than ever to use collective experience to
The punitive mechanism and its illusion of its penitentiary character collapse in the face of the fierce resistance of the prisoners where they consciously choose to stand up against the conformity, discipline and compromise that domination tries to impose. Comrade Giannis Michailidis, without renouncing his political identity, without signing statements of repentance, is fighting a long and difficult struggle for his freedom against the special regime of exception that the judicial process, bourgeois justice, has formed. Prison is a mechanism
“They fought, like the puppies of May play, it was normal; they had time even for prison. Waiting for them outside was The same rage,
-The dilemmas of the contemporary «anarchist movement» versus the instituting character of the «social movements.»1. «Vulgarly it is held that the «great mass» could not
ANTIQUITY Certainly, it is not easy to know exactly, and what documents could tell us? – when the governmental or state authority began. No few
» Let’s continue the assault on the existent with all means, undeterred by those who would silence us with weapons from the stockpile of reaction,