Berlin. February 24. 2021. The Greek consulate in Berlin has been occupied in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas today. Dimitris Koufontinas has been on hunger strike for 48 days and on thirst strike for the 3rd day. His current demand is to be transferred to Korydallos Prison in Athens after being taken by the authorities to an old high security prison in Domokos. He has been imprisoned for 18 years as a member of the revolutionary organization November 17 and has taken political responsibility for the group and its deeds.Continue reading Occupation of the Greek Consulate in Berlin Mitte in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas! – Stop the murder of Dimitris Koufontinas!
Two parallel stories are escalating in the Greek news these days. Both are of historical significance, but with very different volume of coverage. They are stories of two very different men, who share no resemblance but their first name. The men are Dimitris Lignadis and Dimitris Koufontinas, and their trajectories, already connected by means of sheer timing, could end up affecting each other, in the vilest manner. The former was until two weeks ago the Director of the National Theatre and is as of three days ago (20/2/21) arrested under multiple accusations of rape, paedophilia and child rape. This is the story that is dominating the news cycle. The latter is a former leading member, prime executioner and main political defender of the urban guerilla group 17th November. He is on hunger strike since the 8th of January, and thirst strike as of yesterday. This story is being covered sporadically. For now… On one hand, both are somehow connected to PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his family. And on the other hand, they are conntected with the corrupted function of the Greek justice system.
But first, some background context for the international audience.
Villeurbanne. France. Friday 26 february 2021, gathering and breakfast at 8:30 in front of the court house in Villeurbanne.Continue reading Villeurbanne, France: Trial of the Ile égalité squat, call for support
Saravan. Iran. In recent days, dozens of Baluchistan’s fuel carriers have been killed and injured in the border town of Saravan. The mourning and poor people have risen against the fascist Shia Islamic Caliphate regime in Iran. The people have started an uprising and attacked the oppressive military and security forces.Continue reading Uprising in Saravan, Iranian Baluchistan After Massacre of 37 Workers by Police
After the struggle for a squatted house in Vondel Street, which we reported on earlier, this second part of our series on housing struggles in the Netherlands looks at the action month of the squatters’ movement in April 1980. The action month reached its climax on Beatrix’s coronation day, on April 30, 1980. April 30, 1980 the biggest revolt that took place in the Netherlands after World War II. This piece tells about that April, we have also added the documentary film about April 30, 1980: “No Housing! No Coronation!” and added English subtitles. You can find the film below the article.Continue reading No Housing! No Coronation! – The Coronation Revolt, Amsterdam 1980 [Video]
Demonstration – February, 27, 2021 – 03:00pm (15:00) – Kottbusser Tor – Berlin (Germany)
Dimitris Koufontinas has been on hunger strike since January 8, 2021, after Greece’s right-wing conservative government passed a law amendment. According to this law, prisoners who have been convicted or charged as terrorists are to be transferred to high-security prisons. Due to this law, Dimitris Koufontinas was transferred from the agricultural prison near Volos to the old high security prison in Domokos.Continue reading Berlin: Call for a demonstration in solidarity with hunger and thirst strike of the revolutionary Dimitris Koufontinas in Greece
UK. On the 27th of January, MPs voted 363 to 267 to remove restrictions put on the Covert Human Intelligence (Criminal Conduct) Sources Bill. Restrictions had been put on the bill by the House of Lords, these restrictions removed from the bill the legal right to commit serious crimes such as murder, torture and sexual offences and the disgusting use of vulnerable people and children as state operatives, ensuring that they are at grave risk. The reversal of these restrictions means that the state (including the police, the National Crime Agency, MI5, the armed forces and Prison service) are now legally allowed to commit such crimes and abuses of human rights.Continue reading #UK: Spycops Bill – the encroaching police state
Flensburg. Germany. The rail station forest in Flensburg, which has been occupied for almost five months, is now being officially evicted following the killing of trees by people hired by the investors on Friday. The city of Flensburg has issued a request for assistance to the police. This shows that vigilante justice obviously leads to success after all: After all the promises not to evict this month because of the intensified Corona situation in Flensburg, Mayor Simone Lange has now broken them after all.Continue reading Never trust Simone: Rail station forest in Flensburg is being evicted right now