We are writing from the same lockdown conditions here in Athens that we have reported on for months. Despite stringent measures—or perhaps because of the ways that the government has combined these with policies to promote tourism and consumption despite the pandemic—infection rates continue to soar. Hospitals have reached 89 percent ICU capacity accommodating COVID-19 cases.Continue reading Greece: The Ghost of Junta Past Returns – The Hunger Strike of Dimitris Koufontinas
A statement by the Anarchist Political Organization – Federation of Collectives (APO) on the hunger strike of Dimitris Koufontinas and the Greek state.Continue reading Greece: The State is murdering Dimitris Koufontintas | APO
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.
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
Malmö. Sweden. February 19. 2021. Statement from Malmö about an action in solidarity with hunger striker Dimitris Koufontinas.Continue reading Dimitris Koufontinas: 44 days hunger strike – solidarity from Malmö, Sweden
Tübingen. Germany. On Friday, February 12, we met at Sternplatz in Tübingen to demonstrate our solidarity with the political prisoners. The motivation was the international day of solidarity with the struggle of Dimitris Koufontinas, a member of the “Revolutionary Organization 17 November”, on hunger strike since January 8.Continue reading Tübingen, Germany: Rally on the International Day of Solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas