On Friday 8th of November 2019, the anarchist comrade Vaggelis Stathopoulos is arrested by the Greek Anti-terrorist Service with the excuse that he took part on a robbery in a gaming agency in Holargos, Athens on the 21st of October2019. During the next day of his arrest, within a crescendo of terror-hysteria reaction, he is suddenly being announced that he is also accused of participating in the organization “Revolutionary Self-defense”. Our comrade’s arrest is accompanied with an alloy of radio and mud towards his face, from the government’s right hand, the massive media, through various press publications and television reports which reproduce fabricated accusations and present him as the “domestic terrorist” and “the Kung Fu teacher who gives classes of military defense in order to create an army”.
Τhroughout the whole period of his pre-trial detention, we witness the “theater of the absurd” which the Anti-terrorist Service and the Ministry of Citizen Protection has carelessly set up, since every single clue that they are trying to present is shaked down – DNA tests, accusations for specific attacks of the “Revolutionary defense” organization during which the comrade was in prison for a prior case, supposed evidence for his participation in the robbery while at the specific time he was teaching in his martial arts’ school in the center of Athens, and so on…
From the first moment of his arrest, our comrade is denying the accusations, both of the robbery and his participation in the “Revolutionary defense” organization, and as he has personally stated: “All this spectacle in my face is part of a repressive policy of the current government against the anarchists and the anarchist movement. The authorities spread lies for the way we act as anarchists; basically I have been charged with half of the criminal code simply because I showed solidarity in an injured person.Under the spectrum of solidarity I admit that I have helped a person who was injured. I am an anarchist, I am an active member of the anarchist movement… I deny all the accusations for the robbery and the “revolutionary defense”.
On 29.03.21 the Dutch police raided the data center that holds the nostate.net server, seizing the server itself as part of a criminal investigation into ‘terrorism’. Nostate.net is a collective that provided a platform for international movement websites from prisoner solidarity groups, multiple campaign collectives, anti-summit pages and international counter-information. Significant sites that used nostate.net as a platform that have been targeted by this repressive attack by the Dutch police are Anarchist Black Cross Berlin, Montreal Counter-Info, Northshore Counter-Info, Act For Freedom Now! (now re-activated on noblogs.org https://actforfree.noblogs.org/) and 325.
We as a collective are aware that this was not just an attack by the Dutch police, but was done in coordination with the Counter Terrorism Unit of the United Kingdom in connection with their recent repressive attacks upon the anarchist circles in this country. Not only have they been threatening ourselves, but recently threatened nostate.net unless they shut down our site. Along with this they demanded information be given to them of the identity of anyone involved in 325. The extent that the authorities will go to attack us and anyone they suspect of aiding us is of no surprise to us, the examples through history of state forces repressing anyone who dares to stand and fight them are numerous.
This repressive attack should be seen as an attack upon all
counter-information, on anarchist circles internationally. Under the present ongoing environment of Covid-19 and the repressive actions of states around the world, it is no surprise to us that they work together on an international level, the recent repression against anarchist comrade Gabriel Pomba da Silva, with co-operation between Spanish, Italian and Portuguese states, is a more than obvious recent example. Continue reading Communique from 325 Collective on the Repressive Attack upon International Counter-Information (UK)- en/ gr/ it / fr/es/de
Comunicado público de inicio de Huelga de Hambre.
A los pueblos, individuxs, comunidades y territorios en lucha y resistencia.
A quienes se rebelan ante este presente de opresión y miseria.
A nuestras manadas, familias, amigxs, complicidades, compañerxs y amores repartidos por el mundo.
Hoy lunes 22 de Marzo, siendo las 00.00hrs en Santiago de Chile, lxs prisionerxs de la guerra social:
– Mónica Caballero Sepúlveda en la cárcel femenina de San Miguel.
– Marcelo Villarroel Sepúlveda,
– Joaquín García Chanks,
– Juan Flores Riquelme y
– Juan Aliste Vega (en la C.A.S. adhiriendo más no en huelga dada su situación médica) todos en la cárcel de alta seguridad.
– Francisco Solar Domínguez en la sección de máxima seguridad.
– Pablo Bahamondes Ortiz,
– José Ignacio Duran Sanhueza,
– Tomas González Quezada y
– Gonzalo Farias Barrientos en los módulos 2 y 3 de la cárcel empresa de stgo 1, damos por iniciada una movilización con características de Huelga de Hambre Líquida e indefinida por:
– La Derogación del art.9 y la Restitución del art.1 del Decreto ley 321!!!
– Salida a la kalle del kompañero Marcelo Villarroel y de todxs lxs prisionerxs subversivxs, anarquistas, de la liberación mapuche y de la revuelta!!!
De modo simple es que no haya retroactividad en la modificación de la ley que regula la «libertad condicional». Y que ésta vuelva a ser un derecho adquirido de la persona presa y no un beneficio como hoy lo estipula la ley transformada permanentemente en función de la razón de estado para mantener secuestradxs a quienes luchan contra la normalidad de lo existente.
25th March 2021
On the constant struggle against reclusion and the war to the death against the prison society and those who support it
To live resisting reclusion for days, weeks, months, years, whole decades is a constant and millimetric struggle against those who keep us behind bars, strengthening our will to persist and keep going. These caged days are not a simple picture of reclusion but rather the everyday struggle of a prisoner where there is no real resistance without concrete praxis, no matter how words embellish falsified reality with the skills of a scriptwriter.
A long inalienable path of conflict against every authority, inside and outside the conflict, continuing a practice of combat written in rebel and subversive blood, insurrectional and autonomous, warrior blood of word and action. Because by sustaining a constant confrontation with the world of power and merchandise, authority and borders, State, prison and capital, we give continuity to the memory of attack of the libertarian autonomous subversive resistance of the last 25 years.
March 2020 – March 2021
Rome, via Tiburtina at the prison of Rebibbia blocked.
Remembering the 14 killed in the revolts of March 2020,
with Dimitris Koufontinas in the heart and in the struggles
We call for actions of all kinds, convinced that insurrectional/subversive solidarity will get our brother/sisters and compas out of prison.
In the night of March 28, in the Almagro district [in the centre of Buenos Aires] we set fire to barricades and interrupted citizen normality, while dodging the watchful eyes of the police.
If the reason for the imprisonment of the anarchist Vaggelis Stathopoulos is practical solidarity, we are called to answer that solidarity is not criminalized, is not suppressed and is not imprisoned.
To stand by him in the battles until his release. Monday 5/4, Tuesday 6/4, Wednesday 7/4 , Friday 9 April 2021 at 09:00 in Loukareos courts in Athens
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF V. STATHOPOULOS
two write letters to vaggelis:
Vaggelis Stathopoulos (βαγγελης σταθοπουλος)
Dikastiki filaki Larissas
T.K. 413 34
Solidarity is the bulwark on which state repression will be crushed. The trial against Vaggelis Stathopoulos for the repressive operation on November 8, 2019 begins (Athens, Greece, March 17, 2021)
WE CALL FOR A SOLIDARITY GATHERING 17/03/21 AT 9.00 am AT LOUKAREOS COURTS OF APPEAL IN ATHENS
NO ONE ALONE IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE
The trial of anarchist V. Stathopoulos begins today, Wednesday 17/3 at 09:00 at the Loukareos Court of Appeal
Solidarity is the bulwark on which state repression will be crushed
Dimitra Valavani. Trial for the violent taking of my DNA sample by cops.
Over the last year, more and more stories have reached the public about isolated moments of a continuous phenomenon which is as old as the existence of the state and authority. The phenomenon of police brutality.
From the murders of Afro-Americans in the USA, the murders in Myanmar after the coup, the riots in Paris after the voting of new laws in favour of cops, the murder of a ‘suspect’ in Albania, the fascist practices in Turkey, to Greece with the countless beatings of demonstrators and citizens, the vengeful transfers of prisoners, the continuous tortures in the Police Headquarters of Athens (Gada) and in the Police stations, the rapes and not only of refugees in the Deportation and Transfer Centre of Petrou Ralli, and many more incidents among which I can’t forget the torture of my comrades in Police stations, their beatings in demonstrations, and of course the violent treatment I faced from the cops of the Counter-Terrorism Unit when they attempted to take a DNA sample from me. After our arrests on Jan. 29 2020, while we were detained on the 12th floor of GADA, they asked me to give a DNA sample, which I refused, as I refused any type of cooperation. Since 2015, after the big hunger strike of prisoners, the prosecutor’s order that forced the taking of DNA, changed to ‘mandatory taking of DNA with respect to human dignity’. Continue reading Greece:Text by Anarchist comrade prisoner Dimitra Valavani,trial for the violent taking of my DNA sample by cops