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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Police raid Villa Amalias: updates

At approximately 07:00 GMT+2 on December 20th, riot police raided the anarchist squat Villa Amalias in Athens. Eight people were detained inside the building — later on, they were all arrested and charged with felonies on ludicrous evidence. The building has been sealed off and is guarded 24/7 by riot police since. Sunday Dec 23 [...]

Anarchists attack the Athens Town Hall with paint in response to the attempted eviction of Villa Amalias

Greek original

“Villa Amalias will remain a squat”

A poster by the printing collective Rota. Solidarity events are organised for the next few days in Athens, including a theatre play and screenings at Victoria square (27/12 at 5pm) and a Villa Amalias solidarity demo (29/12, noon at Propylea) followed by a solidarity gig at 6pm at Monastiraki.   First panel: “Oh no, they’re [...]

All eight people arrested inside Villa Amalias have been released

Out of the eight people arrested on Thursday 20/12 were released today; out of the eight, three have been acquitted of all charges and the remaining five have been granted bail (they have to sign up at a police station once a month). More info as it comes.

Bielefeld solidarity with Villa Amalias

In solidarity with our comrades from the squat Villa Amalias in Athens and the detained persons we hung up some banners in the city of Bielefeld. We wish you power for the ongoing struggle against the repressive and authoritarian state and his henchmen. On the banners is written: “Squatted house in Athens raided by the [...]

Anarchists interrupt the speech of the Athens mayor: Villa Amalias will become your graveyard!

Friday Dec 21: approx 300 anarchists intervene at an event in the neighbourhood of Kypseli, where Kaminis, the mayor of Athens, was scheduled to speak. The slogans shouted include the slogan “Villa [Amalias] will become the graveyard of Kaminis”. Posted on the website of Sinialo squat.

Another villa Amalias solidarity video

Also see this one.

Statement by the Villa Amalias squatters held in the police HQ in Athens

Greek original The Villa Amalias squat has been an open political, cultural and social space, as well as a housing collective, for the past 23 years. In all these years there have been plenty of active groups in the squat including groups on theatre, concerts, musical studio, stained glass, kids’ space, dancing, foreign languages, computing, printing [...]