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Open letter from the prisoners of Greek prisons to the jointly responsible ministers of public order and justice: On the 3rd of August 2016, the recently released -and former co-prisoner of ours- Pëllumb Marnikollaj goes to Patisia Police Station to present himself before the relative authorities in fulfillment of the...
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Grevena March 31st 2016 Prisoners detained in Grevena prison co-signed this letter and sent it to the Ministry of Justice to inform officials regarding the following demands which relate to our day to day survival in this ''correctional facility''. Officials must ensure these demands are fulfilled as a minimum gesture of...
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Mr. Paraskevopoulos, It is true that when you succeded Mr. Athanasiou as Minister of Justice, many prisoners hoped that things in Greek prisons would change. A hope was born that at last a framework would be created allowing prisoners some space to breathe. The fact that prisoners have no agency and...
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Angelique Kourounis M.T. is in prison. He has “illegally” managed to obtain a mobile phone. He is the one who has brought the unspeakable conditions of detention into the public eye. A hospital where people die because of lack of care. M.T. is seropositive for the last 25 years. He had...
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photograph from prison that depicts prisoners raising a banner in support of anarchist hunger striker Evi Statiri who was detained despite lack of incriminating evidence while the authorities released the racist criminals of the Golden Dawn on the basis that they do not constitute a public danger (in spite of murder...
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George Kalaitzides, member of the Occupied Social Centre Vox In the early morning hours of the 27th of February, around 3:30 am, I sat at Exarcheia square for a few minutes with two other comrades from the Occupied Social Centre Vox... There were three other people, whom we did not know,...
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On the 25th of February a 64 year-old man who suffered from heart disease and respiratory problems died in #Kolastirio. According to prisoners he appealed multiple times for release. Based on medical records his disability was estimated at 80% but this was ignored by officials who decided not to permit his...
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author: refugee baher Piraeus port. Yesterday -Afghanistan? You can't go through. -Why? I show them a photograph depicting the evacuation of Eidomeni . -Why? There is no answer. Only rage. They can't believe it's true. Even their desparation is exploited. The refugees (migrants, travellers, humans) just want to get to the...
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Baby suit reads ''Prisoner since birth? NO WAY!'' poster of the Campaign ''NO BABIES BEHIND BARS'' by the Initiative of Prisoners' Rights in Greece Rosa Kovani Nomatter how many times you relive this experience it always seems impossible to grasp. Children and babies that have not committed any crime serve their...
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Street musician plays guitar while anti-fascists keep public spaces safe for everyone and amplify a message of no tolerance for any form of fascism in the Greek capital (snapshot from video) Announcement On Friday 21st of January an anti-fascist patrol took place in the centre of Athens with 200 antifascist participants....
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The year 2015 is soon coming to an end and my only thought is that it's one of the worst years in Greek History. When 2014 was about to end, we at least had an illusion, some hope that something might be improved, at least in the human rights domain....
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photograph found in provo.gr-kinimatini *The announcement was originally titled ''A tear shed for the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund'' which was switched with the phrase ''collectivize and unite social struggles'' found in the final paragraph since the latter entails a truly powerful message. The text has been translated in full below:...
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''Free meals for all'' slogan sprayed on the van of a private catering firm that operates within the university As the university restaurant was shut down following the students' occupation, a group of squatters intiated an intervention which managed to achieve the distribution of free meals to all students despite the...
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The bombing on 10th of October 2015 was directly against the Kurdish liberation movement, the working class and all oppositions who resist against the dictatorship. This massacre is another ring of the chain that extends from Armenian genocide to Dersim massacre, from May Day’77 to Maraş Massacre’78, from Şırnak Massacre’92 to...
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Athens, 7th of October 2015Dr. Argyris Argyriades We have systematically clarfied that the penalization of family relations and their use to reinforce an indictment is a constitutional construct that characterizes totalitarian regimes. It constitutes the most barbaric institutional process and practice. Another typical example is the new ''grand success'' of the...
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''Your justice stinks of fascism'' Slogan written in the men's section in Korydallos prison Korydallos Prison, men's section, 28th of September Announcement in support of Evi Statiri excerpt''Judges, prosecutors, investigators and political representatives of Justice you must know that we are running out of patience... The indignation against the imposition of...
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Rosa Luxemburg Foundation After many years of bloody action on the streets, the leaders and officials of Golden Dawn are in the dock facing charges of directing and participating in a criminal organisation. No special legislation or political intervention was required. All that was needed was the state’s decision to...
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Nicos Romanos is a political prisoner that went on a 31-day hungerstrike demanding educational furloughs since participation is mandatory in his course and failing to attend classes could cause his deregistration from the University. According to a law that passed during his hungerstrike last year, incarcerated university students would be entitled...
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Nicos Romanos A few days ago anarchist comrades proceeded to the occupation of the Technological Institute of Athens in order to create a centre of struggle that aims to become a base of subversive intentions. The political framework created by the comrades who proceeded to the sit-in was in reference to...
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Someday it will all be overand we 'll be saying that at least we tried that our existence was not pointless that we were not a burden on this earth for no reasonthat we have left something behind. And our faces will be wrinkled every wrinkle like a stab wound for...