Patission 61 & Skaramaga squat recently billposted the following poster about the series of arrests and warrants issued supposedly in relation to the “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire” case. One after the other these arrests have proved to be baseless, and it is clear that the state is experimenting on a new formula of incriminating the anarchist/ anti-authoritarian movement. Those arrested (whether released on bail or held in pretrial detention) are in their early 20s and many a time their names and photos have figured in the media.
The bold words read:
Democracy terrorizes, murders, represses
It shall not win
In an effort to regain control and its prestige after the great shock of December 2008, and amidst a deep structural crisis and circumstances of social plundering, the state: reinforces its juridical “arsenal” (e.g. hoodie law), encamps in Exarcheia, floods the city with cops of all kinds, attempts to incriminate the anarchist/ anti-authoritarian movement, invades open social centers (e.g. Resalto in the neighborhood of Keratsini and the Self-managed Social Center in the city of Ioannina), “protects” the university asylum (cordoning off Propylaia on 7-8/12/09 and breaching the law on 20/2 in the Polytechnic School Campus), applies the zero tolerance doctrine (by beating up demonstrators and capturing fighters, as was the case in the demos in the neighborhood of Nikaia in response to the assassination of the migrant Mohamed Kamran Atif at the local police station, in the neighborhood of Vironas in response to the police murder of Nikola Todi, and in the strike demos) and executes in cold blood social fighters, as was the case of the recent murder of the anarchist Lampros Fountas in the neighbourhood of Dafni.
Against the charge of power, solidarity among the oppressed builds embankments. Resistance and the means of fighting are defined by those who have chosen to turn their back on the world of exploitation. The cracks in the body of social consensus remain intact and talk of uprisings to come.
On 23 September 2009 an apartment in the neighborhood of Halandri is raided by the police, and almost directly afterwards Haris Hatzimikelakis, Panayiotis Massouras, Manos G. and Myrto P. are arrested on the charge of being members of the organization “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”. The apartment is named by the security police “terrorist haunt”, thus incriminating anyone that had been inside. The first three of the aforementioned are held in pretrial detention, while a series of other arrests and warrants are issued based on ridiculous and baseless charges. This story about the apartment in Halandri is like a test-tube; what is attempted is to incriminate bonds of friendship/ comradeship, to hold radical persons hostages and to act as a constant threat for potential arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations.
Freedom to the imprisoned in relation to the case of Halandri
Immediate drop of charges
Patission 61 & Skaramaga squat