“THE ONLY STRUGGLE THAT WAS LOST IS THE ONE THAT WAS NEVER GIVEN”
(Banner in Greek embassy in Rome on 22/7/2022 – 59th day of hunger strike of the political prisoner Giannis Michailidis.)
“The struggle for the freedom of one, the struggle for the freedom of all.”
To stand in solidarity and support to the fight for freedom that Giannis Michailidis has embraced against a putrid system is to support the yell of one for many, for all those who are subjected to state oppression and its vengeance, against preventive imprisonment.
Despite having served the necessary terms for his release, preventive imprisonment is still decreed for him, in a totally arbitrary way, because he is not ‘sufficiently correct’ since he has not surrendered, he is insubordinate to their mechanism of maintaining and reproducingpower, he has taken up arms and turned them against the banks and the base of the capitalist system. His struggle is an active struggle within the conflict, using his life as a weapon against the vindictive attack of the state. They want to drive him to physical extermination, killing him slowly and torturing him.
“Freedom or Death” is his yell
In Greece as in Italy, selective repression against the revolutionary anarchists is at a height of their vengeful power. The state would like to label the liberating violence as slaughter but, today as yesterday, the only slaughterer is the state. In Italy, Anna Beniamino and Alfredo Cospito, are accused of attempt of a massacre with political incentives for an attack attributed to them, which caused no injuries, at the Carabinieri school in Fossano. If the charge is confirmed, they could be sentenced to life imprisonment. Alfredo Cospito was recently transferred to the Bancali prison (Sardinia) where the 41 bis regime, a real form of torture, is in force. Juan Sorocche, after an initial charge of massacre, as he was held responsible for planting a bomb at the gate of the racist NorthernLeague party, again without any injuries, was sentenced to twenty-eight years for terrorism.
We will always respond to state terrorism with solidarity and without any surrender.
Freedom and victory for Giannis Michailidis.
Freedom for all the prisoners and the political prisoners.