Greece: Anti-terrorist unit arrests four people ahead of the conspiracy of cells of fire trial

From Occupied London:

Only days before the commencing of the trial of a number of people accused of participating in the urban guerrilla group “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” (the trial starts on Monday), the Greek police’s anti-terrorist unit has launched an operation across Athens in which four people have been detained so far. No information has been released for the three of them but the fourth person, Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos, is a member of the parliamentary leftist party Synaspismos: Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos has described how during the operation he was stopped on the street, pushed in a car, beaten and held at the Police HQ for three hours before being released and informed by police he was arrested by mistake, as he looked like one of the suspects.

Greece: We are at WAR. Political arrests and state terrorism

One day before the memorial of the assassination of Alexandros Grigoropoulos on December 6th, the Greek democratic dictatorship decided to activate in a tragicomic way its repression mechanisms in order to prevent the upcoming uprising of the society. All the regime’s servants are on the alert trying to manipulate the public opinion and terrorize the parts of the society that resist.

Yesterday night (December 4th), the scums of the anti-terrorist squad raid into various apartments and social spaces in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Agrinio and Crete claiming that weaponry was found. The well-paid state media puppets set up feasts for the cop’s “success against terrorism”, producing hysteria and terror. 24 hours later, it was announced that the weaponry found have never been used in any attack.

After a full day of deliberate lack of information, in the evening of December 5th the police gave in publicity the names and the photos of the 6 persons arrested in Athens, Piraeus and Crete, asking “citizens” for more information… For the 2 of the 6 arrested persons, there were arrest warrants for the “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” case.
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Updates on anarchist/antiauthoritarian prisoners in Greece

Also see the November 16th updated list of anarchist/antiauthoritarian prisoners in Greece at This is Our Job.

Contents

  • Another imprisoned comrade
  • The Fire Cells Conspiracy case
  • Some solidarity actions
  • Changes to the prisoner list

Another imprisoned comrade

Panayiotis Giannos was arrested on October 7 for “possession of an incendiary device,” a charge that in the past has sometimes landed people in pretrial detention, and sometimes not. History is also very ambiguous when camping gas canisters are involved. There have been trials in which they were considered “incendiary devices,” but there have been plenty of cases in which they were designated as “explosive devices.” In any event, our comrade is currently imprisoned.

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Greece: Letter from Gerasimos Tsakalos & Panagiotis Argirou

New first letter from the imprisoned fighters of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire who were arrested in the 1st Nov. 2010 ‘letter-bombs’ case, which sparked international attention from mainstream global media and their overseers. 


WHOEVER DOES NOT ARM HIS DENIALS, DIES IN HIS CONTRACTS

On 01/11/2010, after we have already delivered two incendiary packages to Suisse Mail on Astidamantos street and to ACS on Spirou Merkouri street; in Pangrati, sent to the Mexican embassy in Athens and the address of Eurojust (EU Police agency) in the Hague, we are surrounded by police officers of the DIAS group (motorbike task force) and arrested. In our possession were found two more packages of incendiary parcels destined for the presidential residence of Nicolas Sarkozy in France and the Belgian Embassy in Athens.

As revolutionaries we do not recognize any interrogating authority. So, we were bound to refuse to apologize to cops and investigators, since our revolutionary position only before the public and comrades we feel as a duty to promote.

We declare ourselves, therefore, hostages of the revolutionary war, proud members of the revolutionary organization Conspiracy Cells of Fire. We do not regret anything and we support all communiques and actions of our organization, as well as those that will happen from now on, which made us and will make us proud.

We support with all our soul the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, because it is also a part of our soul. We pride ourselves in our selection to find ourselves in a position of attack against the system.

Even through the difficult conditions of detention we will not stop showing never our clear views and positions on armed violence, urban guerrilla warfare and the revolution.

Comrades, let us not allow them to take from us even a drop of land.
Comrades, lets break the apathy and social stupefaction.

Let’s blow up the regularity of society once and for all.

P.S. There is no more beautiful way to show solidarity and the widening of the revolutionary consciousness than the continuation and intensification of diverse guerrilla action. So we send our most sincere comrade greetings to the guerrillas, which in spite of the times, continue to shine with fires of hate the miserable nights of the metropolis.

In the campaign for international solidarity to foreign organizations and imprisoned fighters, a communique of the organization will follow.

NOTHING IS OVER
THE WAR CONTINUES

Conspiracy of Cells of Fire – Commando Practical Theory

Gerasimos Tsakalos

Panagiotis Argirou

Greece: Bombing suspect accused of being member of “Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire”

Athens, Greece (CNN) — One person was wounded Monday when a parcel bomb exploded at a private courier company in Greece, according to the nation’s Public Order Ministry.

The woman suffered mild wounds to her hands when the bomb exploded as she was moving packages, the ministry said. The package was in an envelope addressed to the Mexican Embassy. Police said it was delivered by two men.

Two suspects were arrested after police cordoned off the surrounding area, the ministry said. Both were wearing wigs and one of them was wearing a bulletproof vest. Both also were carrying Glock 9mm pistols and were in possession of two other explosive parcels, including one addressed to French President Nikolas Sarkozy, the ministry and police said. The other was addressed to the Belgian embassy.

The packages were detonated by police.

The men arrested are ages 22 and 24, and both are Greek nationals, police said. One of the men is a suspected member of the Greek leftist militant group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire.

Meanwhile, another parcel bomb was found nearby at another courier company in the same area. It was addressed to the Netherlands Embassy.

Authorities were examining video from the first courier company in an effort to identify the person who delivered the envelope, the ministry said.

Greece: Reactions to the arrest of the 6 anarchists, and other updates

Journalist Union headquarters in Athens occupied by anarchists, as “police evidence” are proved to be utter lies.

On Tuesday noon 200 anarchists moved into the high-rise headquarters of the Journalists’ Union in down-town Athens and after allowing all workers to exit the building declared it occupied, dropping a banner on its front in solidarity to the 6 arrested anarchists accused by the police as members of the urban guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle. The anarchist held the building for several hours before forming a demo and marching to Exarcheia.

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Greece: Yet another arrest for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire; Public Power Corporation in Athens attacked

On Thursday (25.03) night, yet another youth was arrested in the city of Volos in relation to the conspiracy of cells of fire case. He will appear before the prosecutor this morning in Athens, where a solidarity gathering has already been called. The police have published his photograph (even, of course, if there hasn’t yet been a trial – let alone a conviction) asking the public to contribute information.

A few minutes ago, the building of the state-run Public Power Corporation in Kolonos, Athens came under attack by a group of approximately 25 people, according to corporate media reports. They trashed the glass facade of the building, threw paint and left leaflets behind, reading:

“The Public Power Corporation is responsible for the further leeching and devaluation of our lives, for the tens of murdered and hundreds of butchered workers, for the pillage and destruction of the environment.

Lambros Foundas is alive and stands next to us in struggle. For communism, for anarchy.”

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