Today, January 25, Ι returned home after a few days of absence for working outside the city of Athens. What I saw was a looting scene: my belongings were spread all over the place, whereas I realized that some of my stuff, such as computers and a big part of my political archive, from social struggles, were missing. According to my neighbours, the police raided my apartment on Wednesday, January 22. Continue reading Greece 25.01:Report about the police invasion in my house
Le camarade Spyros Stratoulis est emprisonné depuis l’âge de 17 ans. Cela fait 21 ans qu’il garde une attitude rebelle en participant à des actions, à des grèves de la faim et à des révoltes, en payant ce cursus digne avec une pléiade des peines disciplinaires. Tout au long de ces années d’emprisonnement, il a pris contact avec des combattants anarchistes et a participé aux luttes politiques dans l’enceinte de la prison. En 2008, il est à nouveau en détention à cause de la vague de révoltes dans les prisons(http://www.black-tracker.gr/details.php?id=541 , suite à l’agression de l’anarchiste Giannis Dimitrakis par des gardiens. Aujourd’hui la machine répressive, en utilisant les entretiens téléphoniques d’autres personnes, saisit l’opportunité de rassasier sa soif de vengeance en le compromettant dans une organisation criminelle fantasmée: « Squats de Thessalonique ». S. Stratoulis est privé de ses droits de sortie gagnés après des années de lutte, en risquant une extension de son temps de détention pour une période inconnue jusqu’au déroulement de son procès.
s, hunger strikes and revolts, but paying for his dignified course of actions with a large number of disciplinary punishments. Thr
oughout the years in prison he has been connected with anarchist fighters and political struggles inside the walls [T/N: in prison]. In 2008, he was kept in custody again occasioned by a wave of insurrections in prisons (the long struggle in 2008 with thousands of imprisoned hunger strikers in Greece -English subs http://www.black-tracker.gr/details.php?id=541 ), after the attack against the anarchist John Dimitrakis by the prison guards. Today, the repressive mechanism, by exploiting telephone conservations of other people, is finding the opportunity to unfold its avenging rage by accusing him of participating in the so-called criminal organization “Thessalonica’s haunts”. Spyros Stratoulis is deprived of his prison leaves which he has gained with long fights while his time imprisonment risks to be extended indefinitely until the holding of the trial for his case. Continue reading Solidarity with the hunger striker Spyros Stratoulis
For the 4th time Spiros Stratoulis, on hunger strike for 59 days(since 11/11/2013), is transfered to the University hospital of Larisas, and for the 4th time he signs and leaves. According to his doctor Dimitris Mpampalis and his advocate Stratouli Konstantina Katsia, the treatment of the medical and nursing staff of the hospital until now is completely unethical, highlighting the right of the police forces to be at the place of examination and the prohibition of his personal doctor to have any contact with him.
deportation centres and penal institutions Continue reading Ιnternational calls for New Year’s Eve 2013 in front of prisons!
Athens [01:49] Clashes now in Stournari str and Mpoumpoulinas. Video
Kozani [00:33] A march took place around 7pm with strong pulse at the city center in memory of Alexandros Grigoropoulos. A PA system was used during the march. The demonstrators also had banners and gave out pamphlets. The cops were tantalizingly close to the gathering, and during the march of the 60 people, 2 riot police squads were following them.
Athens [00:22] Police entered in the blue residential building in Exarhia and detained people that were trapped inside. They are taking them to the police headquarters (GADA) in Alexandras avenue. The lawyers are already there talking with police. More lawyers are coming.
Komotini [00:10] Banner from today’s demonstration in Komotini. It reads “Extreme is the state’s murders and repression. Civil insurrections are neither legal nor illegal – they are just” Photograph
Athens [23:50] from phone call: Urgent call for lawyers. Riot police squads entered Themistokleous and Valtetsiou st. in order to arrest people there. They are preparing to enter the Blue block of flats. Delta units have put bottles (molotov) at the building’s entrance at the corner of Themistokleous and Valtetsiou st. and are photographing the items.
Athens [23:17] Youngsters in Stournari street are shouting “These days are Alexi’s days”. The cops are throwing chemicals as well as flash grenades in Exarhia square. Approximately fifteen police on motorcycles (Delta) are located in Themistokleous. Riot police are in the square as well as Valtetsiou street.
Germany [–] Banner drop in memory of Alexandros Grigoropoulos. “Alexis was murdered by a cop!. Never Forgive – Never Forget!” Photograph
Agrinio [22:40] Earlier today a group of people attacked banks and Hellenic Postbank in the center of the city with molotov cocktails and stones. They clashed with the cops which drowned the center of the city with tear gas. The cops chased a group of approximately 50 people near the municipal park and Panaitolikos’ stadium. There are reports for detentions around the city. Photograph 1, Photograph 2, Photograph 3, Photograph 4.
Athens [21:45] The arrested people from Messologiou street are being taken to the police headquarters (GADA) in Alexandras avenue. Around fifty to a hundred people so far including parents of the student detainees have gathered outside the building in solidarity with the detainees. Police vans are heading towards Exarhia from Alexandras.
Athens [21:30] Police on motorcycles (Delta) in Tositsa and Eresou street are going upwards. Eolou street is full of cops together with undercover cops. The riot police are using the flash lights, lighting peoples’ balconies, in order to scare them off.
Athens [21:20] There are reports for about twenty potential arrests around the place where Grigoropoulos was murdered. A demonstrator has been detended by police on motorcycles (Delta) at the point between Mpenaki and Kallidromiou street twenty minutes ago. They where kicking him all the way to the police station.
Athens [21:10] Riot police and police on motorbikes are going into the square, they are getting clashed by stones and they answer back with flash grenades. People heard that they plan to attack in Valtetsiou street.
Athens [20:56] Delta team’s cops entered a mini market at Mesologgiou street in order to detain demonstrators. There is a diy medical station at Mesologgiou and Tzavella junction. Cops pushed away a person who was taking footage of the detentions. Two MAT squads at Metaxa and Mesologgiou junction.
Athens [20:40] Cops have surrounded again the square from the side of Arahovis st, Kallidromiou st and the Strefi hill. Approximately fifteen to twenty undercover cops in the corner of Sp. Trikoupi and the square are talking with other police platoons. They got there from Stournari street tottaly masked.
Volos [20:32] 20-25 detentions took place before the march had started, mainly youngsters. Another 10 detentions during the march. The clashes keep taking place with demonstrators within the University.
Athens [20:25] Garbage bins has been set on fire in Mpenaki street. The square is surrounded. Riot police units in Themistokleous, Tsamadou and Spyrou Trikoupi street. Police on motorbikes in Eresou and Mpenaki street. Approximately 50 people. Caution in Valtetsiou, hidden policemen.
Athens [20.12] Many barricades around Exarhia square. The gathered crowd (approximately two to three thousand) is not retreating and seems like its ready to clash. Most places in Exarcheia have no street lights on while there is extensive use of tear gas bombs.
Athens [20:06] Circling move by the cops. Demonstrators fight in close distance with cops. Cops took down banners that were hanged in Exarchia square. A riot control vehicle at Kallidromiou street. Delta team and MAT at Themistokleous street.
Athens [20:00] Molotov cocktails’ attacks and clashes betweent demonstrators and cops in Exarcheia square. Frightened MAT drew back temporarily, throwing flash grenades at the same time. Barricades at Valtetsiou street.
Thessaloniki [19:57] Cops have surrounded the empty from people, Kamara. There have been 2 detentions. Photograph
Thessaloniki [19:45] Flash grenades in Agia Sofias street. Garbage bins in the junction between Egnatia street and Iasonidou street are burning. Stones have been thrown and the riot police has been chasing people towards Kamara. Photograph
Athens [19:43] Part of the demo turned suddenly right at Library building on Panepistimiou street. MAT forces were left behind. Small scale conflicts at Ipopokratous street and as a result some demonstrators head for Exarcheia and some towards Omonoia square.
Athens [19:30] The head of the demo is moving towards Penepistimiou str. The main body is at Syntagma. Photograph
Athens [19:13] The march has reached Syntagma square. Photograph
Komotini [19:10] Lots of cops are concentrated outside police headquarters of Rodopi. Photo
Athens [18:49] The demonstration has started, people are marching through Panepistimiou, towards Syntagma sq. Riot police (MAT), police on motorbikes (Delta) are almost in every corner of Kolokotroni St. There are many reports regarding the presence of undercover cops as well.
Komotini [18:40] The demonstration in memorial of Alexandros Grigoropoulos marches towards Komotini’s police station. Photograph
Athens [18:25] Approximately 3-4 thousand people at Propylaia (via 98fm). The banner reads “Time is changing, December is near. Antiauthoritarian Movement” Photograph
Thessaloniki [18:16] The march has started. The banner reads: “Student associations. We fight against: Fascism and state repression, educational reform, degree dissolution and tuition fees, anti-popular governmental policy – E.U – IMF policy, suspendings, layoffs. Keep your hands off our future. The struggle can neither be criminalized nor suppressed; it goes on until our positions are won. Photograph
Thessaloniki [18:10] Protesters are gathering for the march scheduled at 6pm. Photograph
New York [–] “Alex was here” and “Murderers” at the Greek Embassy in New York. Photograph
Athens [17:19] “Alexis you live. We won’t forget 6/12/2008. Cops Pigs Murderers” at Korai sq. Photograph
New York [–] Protest in memory of Alexandros Grigoropoulos. Photograph
Athens [14:56] DELTA police and young undercover cops with backpacks in Benaki street. One person in charge is wearing a handset. At Zoodochou Pigis street in conjuction with Akadimias and at Panepistimiou street there are riot police squads. In every side street there are undercover cops.
Athens [14:53] 8 demonstrators were detained – 6 boys 2 girls – at Propylaia before and after the roundup. A lot of beating during the detainment and the roundup. SYRIZA MP’s are negotiating with the police to set the detainees free. via @kinimatini
Athens [14:06] The cops are driving reporters away from where the students are trapped; they are proceeding with mass detentions. Slogans like “the Passion for Liberty is stronger than all prisons” are chanted. Video
Athens [14:03] Cops attack the students with tear gas and they respond with stones and tangerines. Photograph
Athens [13:50] Riot police at Propylaia from side stairs and on the pavement. Approximately 150-200 students unable to leave. Detentions and asphyxiating atmosphere due to tear gas. Photograph
Athens [13:30] The student march reached Syntagma square with riot police following Photograph
Athens [13:00] The march continues with chants “Cops Pigs Murderers”. Banner reads “We live for today, we fight for tomorrow.” Photograph
Athens [12:53] According to mainstream media, 30 people first attacked and beat up a traffic policeman and then they attacked TV crews, suggesting that is what caused the riot police’s presence in Panepistimiou street.
Athens [12:00] Banner reads “Alexis you are not forgotten” Photograph
Thessaloniki [11:45] The march reached Aristotelous street. Photograph
Thessaloniki [11:30] The march in Thessaloniki has started with roughly 500 school students Photograph
Athens [11:10] School students are gathering at Propylaia. Photo
Athens [10:00] Marches are scheduled for 11:00 and 18:00 at Propylaia.