The anarchist hunger striker G. Michailidis has been on hunger strike since 23/5 demanding his just demand for release after serving 3/5 of his sentence. For the past 2 months he has received rejection decisions for his just request, while he continues his hunger strike until today with the risk of suffering irreparable damage to his physical health.
At the same time, the state is taking provocative decisions by acquitting notorious and socially reprehensible cases of people in the system such as Hortaria, Leventis, Korkoneas, Filippidis and Lignadis.The above cases happen to take on dimensions because of the fame of the accused. The state protects and exonerates its own people and its supporters, which is a constant condition. The responsibility of the pro-democratic classes is to remind again and again of their capitalist and patriarchal values. Property is a sacred value of what exists, therefore destruction and vandalism are criminal acts. In contrast, rape of women and minors, state murder at the hands of cops are not so valuable to the state and justice. This was the message we were conveyed by the decisions of their courts in the last period of time. It is probably no coincidence that these decisions were made at this particular time and circumstance. On the other hand, the authorities are avenging and exterminating political prisoners, migrants, Roma and poor people by extending the time of their incarceration, without any regard for their procedural and human rights.Let us be clear, we are talking about a war of different worlds and values without any suspensions, which is why we do not believe in any rule of law.
So as an indicative warning for the next decision of the Lamia council on 25/7 we decided on the 7th week of the hunger strike, at dawn on Monday 11/7, the flame of the solidarity struggle will wrap a van of the car rental company Hertz in the area of Vyronas. Hertz supplies the Greek police forces with cars and offers special conditions of suppressive forces worldwide. Removing the Hertz label from the cars of the OPKE is not enough. Hertz is an enemy of the struggle against repression. We are here, following your steps and your movements; nothing will go unanswered.
Solidarity with the hunger strikers G. Michailidis, D. Hatzivassiliadis, D. Giagtzoglou.
Until the hanging of each cage
The struggle for the freedom of the one is a struggle for the freedom of all
Source: athens. indymedia
On Tuesday 5 July a rally was called against the release of Korkoneas. The meeting was called at 20.00 at the intersection of Messolongiou and Tzavella. The response of the people was quite large, and it was decided to hold a march through the streets of Exarchia. The pulse was strong from start to finish, and slogans were constantly shouted, with the aim of demonstrating that “justice” is clearly class-based: On the one hand, it releases the cop-killer of Alexandros, by decision of the Lamia Court of Appeal, the same court of appeal that on the other hand deprives the anarchist hunger striker from 23/5, Giannis Michailidis, of his freedom. The march moved through the streets of Exarcheia, and ended exactly at the point where it started, namely at the monument of Alexandros.
After the end of the march, people chose to clash with the repressive forces that were positioned in the vicinity of Exarcheia, but also in many places in the neighbourhood. Another extreme form of authoritarianism and indiscriminate repression unfolded in Exarchia by the Greek Police assault battalions. Following the attacks by the riot police and DELTA forces, the repressive forces surrounded Exarcheia, drowned the neighbourhood in chemicals again and stormed the shops in the area, where patrons were having a drink. They began to bully and drag people into the pile. Specifically, in the bar “5 streets”, despite the strong protests and disapproval, all the people were brought to the GADA by MAT and OPKE, while not even the employees of the shop were spared from the “sweeping” operation. A spontaneous solidarity gathering was immediately called outside the GADA, where a large number of people in solidarity were present. The people who were arrested were released a few hours later. Continue reading “Exarcheia, Athens, Greece: Update from the rally-march against the release of cop Korkoneas who killed Alexis Grigoropoulos on 6th December 2008”
We use simple means to sabotage the enemy’s infrastructure. That the car rental company Hertz is an enemy became known not only after an attack on their branch* and further fires of their vehicle fleet in Athens. Not only the Greek police is equipped by Hertz with vehicles at preferential conditions, but also in other states active and former cops and military are supported according to self-advertisement.
Hertz is one of the companies that force the constant need for mobility. Everything and everyone must always be immediately available everywhere. Delivery services, rental vehicles and Uber now dominate traffic in cities. Along the way, they create data collections about moving things and people for the police’s tracing computers, Hertz also by filming drivers while they drive.
In the social war and in the war state against state, we stand flagless on the side of the oppressed against the oppressors and Hertz stands on the side of power, sometimes under the Greek flag in the jeeps of OPKE, sometimes under the US flag on the trucks of the National Guard or under the flag of capital on their vans, with which they profit in Germany from the compulsion of the citizens to constantly move to another place from expensive apartments.
On the night of May 25, we set fire to a Hertz truck in the northern Berlin district of Reinickendorf as a minimal sign of our solidarity for Giannis Michailidis, who has been on hunger strike in Malandrinos prison since May 23.
We also wish Lina, who has been in pre-trial detention for 18 months, much strength and freedom.
At the same time, our action is in the framework of similar acts around the world that burn to ashes everything that can be useful for the war.
… until the destruction of the last cage. (A)
Continue reading “Berlin, Germany: Burning of Hertz truck – not only for hunger striker Michailidis”