A chronological presentation of the case
On Friday February 1, 2013, a double robbery took place at the local branch of the Agricultural Bank of Greece and the Hellenic Post office in Velvento, Kozani, Greece. Following a mass police mobilization in the whole area, one person was detained in the surroundings of Ptolemaida, and three more were arrested later on during a police chase operation.
From the outset of their arrest the four detainees – G. Mihailidis, D. Politis, N. Romanos and A.D Βourzoukos – declared themselves to be anarchists. The comrades were forced to stop a passing vehicle in their attempt to escape during the police chase. They avoided armed confrontation with their pursuers so as not to jeopardise the driver’s life.
Continue reading Solidarity brochure about the persecuted anarchists of the Velvento case
It has been a miserable chain of bus rides and holdovers through MDC Brooklyn, FDC Philadelphia, FCI Petersberg VA, and USP Atlanta GA, but I have finally arrived at my destination: FCI Manchester, a medium-security federal prison in Kentucky. It is good to be able to breath fresh air in the yard and get in the groove of doing this time.
Those who were upset about the lengthy sentence, rest easy knowing that it will not break me: I remain defiant as ever, and encourage others to turn that anger into action. The purpose of their politically motivated prosecutions is to try to deter and silence us, so it’s on us now to up the ante: to escalate the struggle, to create anarchy.
Thanks everybody for having my back.
YOURS FOR THE REVOLUTION,
Εως τώρα διένυσα μια άθλια διαδρομή με λεωφορεία και ενδιάμεσους σταθμούς περνώντας από σωφρονιστικά ιδρύματα στο MDC του Μπρούκλιν, στo FDC της Φιλαδέλφεια, στο FDC του Petersberg VA, και στο USP της Ατλάντα GA, αλλά επιτέλους έφτασα στον προορισμό μου: την ομοσπονδιακή φυλακή μέσης ασφάλειας FCI στο Μάντσεστερ, του Κεντάκι. Είναι καλό που μπορώ πλέον να αναπνέω καθαρό αέρα στην αυλή και να μπαίνω στο ρυθμό της ποινής μου.
Όσοι έχετε αναστατωθεί από την επιβολή μεγάλης διάρκειας ποινής, μπορείτε να κοιμάστε ήσυχοι γνωρίζοντας ότι δεν θα με καταβάλλει: Εξακολουθώ να είμαι εριστικός όπως πάντα, και ενθαρρύνω και τους άλλους να μετατρέπουν αυτόν τον θυμό σε δράση. Ο σκοπός των πολιτικά υποκινούμενων διώξεων τους, είναι να προσπαθήσουν να μας αποθαρρύνουν και να μας φιμώσουν, οπότε είναι η σειρά μας τώρα να ανεβάσουμε στροφές: να κλιμακώσουμε τον αγώνα, να δημιουργήσουμε αναρχία.
Ευχαριστώ όσους έδειξαν έμπρακτα την αλληλεγγύη τους
ΔΙΚΌΣ ΣΑΣ ΜΈΧΡΙ ΤΗΝ ΕΠΑΝΆΣΤΑΣΗ
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.
Continue reading Stratoulis on hunger strike since 11/11: Latest medical report
Jeremy Hammond has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The statement Jeremy read at the hearing today, November 15th 2013, is available below. We are filled with regret for the decision handed down by Judge Preska and offer our sincerest condolences to Jeremy’s family. We stand in solidarity with Jeremy’s friends, family and supporters but above all we stand in solidarity with Jeremy Hammond. We will never forgive. We will never forget.
Note: As indicated, below is Jeremy’s issued statement of November 15, 2013. However, it was redacted, by order of Judge Preska. Below it, there is another Hammond statement that outlines what was in the redacted material. A source indicates it is Jeremy’s words from a previously unpublished text. We have obtained it from @ioerror pastebin link.
Continue reading Jeremy Hammond sentensed for 10 years | His political statement
I. “Only collective existence exists; only social existence exists. It is ridiculous to claim that Hell is the other. The other, as reality itself, can be a source of hinders, but it is also a source of possibility” K. Kastoriadis
“Real wealth is the development of the social individual”
The existential insurrection, that is, the insurrectionary experience of “here and now”, doubtless is an essential part of the collective anti-authoritarian revolutionary project and we should not underestimate it: it re-connects visionary elements of the social revolution with current practical activities within existing social relations as well as it does not relegate action (as a theory-action unity) to a dark and undefined future. We are not expecting a beautiful Great Night that the sky will rain revolution. Instead, we activate our dynamics today and not in an undefined time of “mature and objective conditions” that detour in a metaphysical way from the subjective factor. Besides, in the current historical context, the objective conditions are over-mature, in contrast to the weak conscience of the subjective factor. At the same time, the insidious role of mainstream Left alongside our own inefficiency has played a major role to the current contradiction: on the one hand a class war at its peak, on the other hand a weak revolutionary movement. Continue reading From the Existential Insurrection to the Social Revolution – Polykarpos Georgiadis