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 of coercion, the ultimate mechanism of control and recording, a system of surveillance and extermination, of forced transformation of character, but Giannis has endured. He has not forgotten, he has not broken down, and he is now fighting, not only for his personal freedom, but for all the imprisoned and unprisoned militants who are persecuted for ideological and political reasons. One of the most recent examples is the rejection of applications for regular leave by comrade Paula Rupa on the occasion of the publication of her book, thus making it clear to all of us that anyone who defends subversive and revolutionary action will be tortured in a peculiar regime of repressive violence. State vindictiveness is nothing new. For all this we will stand in solidarity in any way we can with those who are hostages in the hands of the state.
Immediate release of the anarchist hunger striker from 23/5 Giannis Michailidis.
The hellholes are being demolished, consciences are not.
Until the last prison is torn down.
|SOURCE: ATHENS INDYMEDIA|