Medical opinion for the hunger striker Giannis Michailidis
On 24th of June 2022, I examined as his personal physician the detained hunger striker Mr. Michailidis in Lamia Hospital, who is hospitalized in the pathology clinic under surveillance.
From the clinical examination, as well as from the examination of his laboratory and paraclinical tests, the following results emerged: The hunger striker Mr. Michailidis, who is already on his 34th day of strike, has lost more than 21% of his body weight and has started to present serious health problems.
Specifically, I must point out that vital organs such as the liver, heart and spleen have already started to malfunction. Hunger striker Giannis Michailidis is already suffering from anaemia, thrombocytopenia, hypercholesterolemia and hypoalbuminemia.
He suffers from tachycardia and haemodynamic instability, severe gastrointestinal disorders and blood clotting disorders.
My medical assessment is that, in a very short period of time, he may develop severe multi-organ failure (circulatory, gastrointestinal, respiratory) as well as severe and irreversible failure of vital organs (liver failure, kidney failure, heart failure, brain haemorrhage), which may lead to “multi-organ failure”, a life-threatening condition for the hunger striker, or to the creation of permanent damage that will result in significant permanent disabilities.
The medical director of the National Health System,
The anarchist hunger striker Giannis Michailidis is on his 33rd day of hunger strike and is being treated in Lamia hospital with his health condition being extremely poor.
The state, exhausting its vindictiveness, is pushing the hunger striker into a life-or-death struggle, a struggle for freedom or submission. The games played by the Ministry of Propaganda and the Amfissa Judicial Council, which for the umpteenth time rejected the comrade’s request for temporary release, clearly demonstrate that their “correction” against the declared enemies of the state and capital is extermination and torture. Continue reading Thessaloniki, Greece: Arson attack on Eurobank ATM by anarchists
Solidarity to the hunger striker from 23/5 Giannis Michailidis
Comrade Giannis Michailidis has been on hunger strike for almost a month now, aiming for his release, refusing to accept that political, agonistic and generally «undisciplined» prisoners will be left at the mercy of each service and each council as to when they «qualify» for release. We support the comrade’s struggle, knowing that it is not an individual solution, but is added to the more general attack we face inside and outside of prisons.
We chose to attack, on 16/6, with paints at the Heraklion District Court, sending a signal of solidarity and strength to the comrade who continues his struggle and calling for a multiplication of aggressive movements until Giannis is released from prison.
We support the international day of action on 24/6
Immediate satisfaction of the hunger striker’s demand
Cops, Judges, Politicians have no reason to sleep in peace
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Eleonas-Thebes and Domokos prisons, Victory in the Struggle of Comrade Michailidis
Solidarity to comrade Michailidis who is on hunger strike demanding his freedom. Despite the fact that he has served his sentence, the state repeatedly refuses to release him. No comrade should be left alone in the struggle for freedom.
VICTORY IN THE COMRADE’S STRUGGLE – IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pola Roupa 3rd ward, Eleonas-Thebes prison
Nikos Maziotis 4th ward Domokos prison
members of the Revolutionary Struggle
The path we have chosen to live is clear, without bargaining or retreat. It is the path of freedom, the path of dignity. The same path chosen by comrade G. Michailidis, who fights against them with the most precious means at his disposal, his own life. Looking them in the eye, he fights for the most precious thing in life, freedom.
I am by his side. You know he is not alone, there are too many of us and that is a «problem» for the wretches of life. The puppets of the State. Our struggle will win.
There are people who are not afraid of you and no matter how many illegitimate means you use to achieve your goal you will not succeed.
Continue reading GREECE: STRENGTH AND FREEDOM FOR GIANNIS MICHAILIDIS, STATEMENT BY PRISONER ANARCHIST FOTIS TZIOTZIS.
The anarchist prisoner Giannis Michailidis is being treated in Lamia hospital, being on hunger strike since 23/5 demanding the obvious. His release from prison, which the Council of Amfissa is vengefully denying him.
We take responsibility for the arson of 8 luxury vehicles in the area of Kaisariani in the morning of 18/6.
We make it clear to all those responsible for the torture of our comrade that for every day that passes and his health deteriorates , we will make sure with all our efforts to disrupt the normal functioning of the metropolis. In the person of Giannis, the judicial mafia is taking revenge for consistency and commitment to the anarchist struggle, trying to terrorize each and every person who dares to fight.
Continue reading Athens Kaisariani, Greece: Responsibility claim for the arson of luxury vehicles
BREAKING: Decision of the Amfissa Judicial Council rejecting the request for the release of hunger striker G.Michailidis
Today 20/6 the Judicial Council of Amfissa rejected the request for release of fellow hunger striker Giannis Michailidis. The Judicial Council of Amfissa and the judges Konstantinos Mandavinos, Ioannis Gatzias and Smaragda Moraiti signed with their dirty hands the attempt to exterminate our comrade. Next to their name the word executioner will carry with it the stigma that must accompany them for the rest of their miserable lives.
The Amfissa Judicial Council has carried out part of a wider repressive plan to deal with our comrade’s hunger strike. Systematic silencing by the mainstream media, bureaucratic delay of the response in order to damage and exhaust the striker, rejection of the application at a time when he is in a critical condition in the Lamia Hospital. Continue reading Greece: Decision of the Amfissa Judicial Council rejecting the request for the release of hunger striker G.Michailidis
The dictatorship of confinement is the mirror of democracy. It is the morbid representation of a tyranny that is not content with its military victories. It wants to see those who subjugate bend, sink into deprivation and decline. See in the faces of the captives that laughter disappears and misery occupies its place. Power builds common pits of souls to bury the voices of the invisibles in the concrete.
And yet some still scream. They shout strongly over injustice, inequality, arbitrariness. They shout for freedom and their voices break the concrete, cut the cables and travel free like birds in the sky. They contemplate the meanness of this world and from its proud height they fall as rays on the heads of the lords.
Comrade Giannis Michailidis belongs to these voices. A disobedient fighter both outside and within the walls. Uncompromising with the claim of confinement to this day. Humble as a personality as much as an enemy of exploitation, our comrade condenses in his journey the meanings that we are called today to defend collectively. Revolutionary conscience against submission, self-denial against self-interest, the sharpening of the fight against disarmament and generalized resignation.
Continue reading Greece: 11th of June Georgia Voulgari and Thanos Xatziagkelou Begin of symbolic Hunger Strike in Solidarity with Anarchist Comrade G. Michailidis
International Day of Action and Solidarity with the Anarchist Hunger Striker G. Michailidis
“After 8.5 years in prison, after all these arbitrary actions against me, I decided to put an end to my 11 years of suffering, by putting up a mound against the practice of preventive imprisonment, or else the additional punishment of escape with legal loopholes. After 5 more months of preventive detention, I am starting a hunger strike for my release. This choice, with the deep motivation of the much desired freedom, I intend to support it with the same consistency that I have supported my choices so far and for which they are avenging me.”
Giannis Michailidis, preventively imprisoned in Malandrinos prison, 23/5/2022
Throughout his life, Giannis Michailidis, has been an integral part of the struggles against the state and capital from an anarchist perspective. He participated from a young age in anarchist student groups, in demonstrations against the Iraq war, in anti-state/anti-capitalist demonstrations of the 2004-2006 anti-globalisation movement and was arrested during the conflicts. He participated in the 2006-2007 student struggles against the reactionary reforms in higher education (privatization of universities, abolition of university asylum, etc.). He fought against the plundering of nature and was arrested in an intervention against the deforestation of Mount Parnitha in 2007. He was an integral part of the December uprising, when police officers murdered in cold blood the anarchist 16-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in the Exarchia area. He was present in the battles against the memoranda in 2012 and chose to expropriate the bloody wealth of the banks, remaining steadfastly committed to the vision of the overthrow of the state and capital, holding a militant – feisty stance, against the police-judicial complex, the material expression of state terrorism. Continue reading Greece: International Day of Action and Solidarity with the Anarchist Hunger Striker G. Michailidis