Dec. 24, 2010 Anarchist News
Declaration for the 1st November letter-bombing against European State
targets by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. Read also the Letters of Gerasimos
Tsakalos, Panagiotis Argyrou and Harris Hatzimichelakis, plus the
International Call for Solidarity.
Currently our three brothers, three members of our group are incarcerated
in the prisons of Greek democracy. Their absence from our side is not
rectified through the text of a proclamation. The words seem hopelessly
small and insignificant against the intensity of situations and emotions
that we share with them.
But even during these moments, when the walls and bars of the prison rise
among us, nothing has changed…
Gerasimos Tsakalos, Panagiotis Argyrou and Harris Hatzimichelakis through
the uncompromising attitude and the proclamation of responsibility, as
members of the Conspiracy, give us the signal for the continuation of
hostilities. In their pride we find our pride and in their smile, our
Panagiotis and Gerasimos, two of the most honest and decent rebels, during
the past year and a half, had passed to the forefront of illegality,
taking a choice to keep a constant fighting stance towards the system and
Harris imprisoned for a year and a half, in order to protect his wider
friendly environment from being targeted by the police (in total 17 people
were charged for participation in the conspiracy, based on many
fingerprints that were found at the home of Harris). Harris refused at the
beginning to admit to the fact that he is a member of the group. But after
the recent arrest of our 2 brothers, his honor and pride as a rebel led
him to proclaim political responsibility of participating in the
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
There is not much to say. We don’t like talking for our brothers, but we
prefer to speak directly to them. Currently we offer them our commitment …
“Don’t retreat – stand firm, don’t ‘try’ – we can achieve, don’t beg –
rob, don’t extinguish – burn, do not expect – look forward … The
Conspiracy will never be arrested, because it’s not just a group, instead
it is a stream of ideas, and ideas can’t be arrested … The day isn’t yet
marked on the diary. Every month, every week, every day still remains
available. One of these days will be marked with a smile, the smile of our
meeting for the rest of OUR adventure …”
“We are moving steadily, pitch and rhythm to the sound of the beat of our
heart. The whole formation as a body, a soul … This is for us the
revolution … “
Since everything goes on, we claim that from the current day and onward,
the Revolutionary Group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire will be expressed
through two independent and equal facilities.
Of us who from now on describe ourselves as the illegal sector of the
group and a second sector, the cell of the imprisoned members of the group
(Gerasimos Tsakalos, Panagiotis Argyrou, Harris Hatzimichelakis) and every
imprisoned comrade who stay consistent with our values and our principles.
From now on, their words are our words, while their decisions represent
ourselves too. We do our best to live up to their expectations and their
confidence with which we are honored …
FOR THE CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE
FOR THE REVOLUTION
Illegal sector C.C.F
I) Truce? Never and Nowhere.
“Arm yourself and become violent, pretty violent, blow up everything.
Remember that any violent action against the promoters of inequality is
absolutely justified through the ages-old unending violence that we accept
from them. Arm yourself and fight against state terrorism – burn,
conspire, sabotage, and be violent, beautifully violent, physically
violent, deliberately violent. “
Mauricio Morales (urban guerrilla who was killed in Chile)
To shout loudly with the international language of revolution. Where the
words are pronounced differently, but facing common landscapes without
masters and slaves, without the tyranny of goods and images to govern us.
Our voices become the wind to travel where mutiny conspires. From the
neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to the nights in Athens and Thessaloniki and
the cities of Chile and Mexico to the roads of France and Belgium. Let our
fists tower to the sky in a perpetual greeting between the rebels of this
world and all those who march against it. But for a “good-bye” to the
guerillas who “left” early, to Lambros Foundas (member of the
Revolutionary Struggle), to Mauricio Morales and the long list of comrades
who crossed early with the cost of the difficult beauty of the armed
struggle. In this journey of the fire inside the darkness, we are not
alone. We always have on our side our imprisoned brothers, who were
captured during hostilities with the enemy and who hoist once more the
honor and dignity above the fear of prison. A greeting to the imprisoned
comrades and a reminder to the guards and the prison directors that “no
decent imprisoned person is alone … “
NOTHING LESS THAN EVERYTHING
ARMED STRUGGLE FOR THE REVOLUTION
II) The militant anarchy, the new urban guerrilla warfare, the RG
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
In recent years, Greece has developed a condition that makes impossible
any setback. The radical anti-authoritarian tension looks like the main
expression of the internal enemy, leaving permanently consigned to the
dustbin of history, the Marxist logic and left reformism. The
anti-authoritarian internal enemy despite its contradictions, weaknesses
and internalization, is present across the spectrum of insurgency. From
posters and demonstrations to the aggressive sabotage, the armed robbery,
the bomb attacks and political killings.
This is the climate of a fireborn era inside which the RG Conspiracy of
Cells of Fire is organized and strikes. After about 3 years of tenacious
action, more than 200 arson and bomb attacks we continue to believe that
our actions are just a drop in the ocean in front of the immensity of our
desire for revolution.
The conspiracy comes from a new wave of revolutionary anarchy that has
invaded dynamically in the field of conflict and social challenge. Through
the targeting of action and word of our proclamations, we find ourselves
as part of the militant anarchy of the new urban guerrilla warfare, that
has criticized the incessant armed tyranny of the “top” and the
compromises of the “bottom”.
The targets that are hit, the car dealerships, the banks, the police
departments, the security companies, the political offices, the
parliament, the churches, the courts, the prisons, the embassies … are for
us just buildings where whatever pounds of explosives we put, they will be
rebuilt from scratch with more cameras, more security, more and more
Alongside the propaganda of the media, following or concealing some
attacks, covering them with a veil of silence or when they are forced to
report them (bombs, executions), they will be de-politicised by slandering
them. At the same time by using the uptake of the spectacle they are
“fitted” between the advertisements for a “new dish-washing liquid” and a
reality, turning into a neutral product of a dull information.
For this reason, our essential goal is not just the unsecured doors, the
office walls and the windows of stores, but the bombing and the sabotage
of the social relationships that make them acceptable to the symbols of
III) The antisocial tendency and the complicity of society
Therefore we belong to the anti-social tendency of anarchy, which not only
opposes the State but also society, because we find that authority does
not rely only on force and the dictates of the State’s command posts, but
also to the compromise, the acceptance and resignation of a silent crowd,
who has to learn to cheer for the national successes or for his [football]
club, to change mood with the button of the remote control, to fall in
love with windows and fake standards, who hates foreigners, caring just
for themselves and closing their eyes in front of the lack of authentic
This crowd of complacent citizens, revolts from their armchairs, only when
the warmth of its individual small property is threatened.
The economic crisis in Greece and its consequences are already forming a
new frame of social cannibalism. The social explosions that erupt from the
majority of workers, claim only for their own trade unions financial
demands. Often even protests (truck drivers on strike, ports blocked by
dockers etc.) cause a short circuit and social discontent among other
employees. Of course this scene changes often and those who are currently
on the road “claiming for their own” tomorrow, will stand against others
who would go on strike for their own requests (e.g lorry drivers against
rural blockades, citizens against public employees on strike, parents
against striking teachers, etc.). All these social protests impoverish our
language and our consciousness, claiming for a better State, a better job,
better education, better health, but never dare to affect how the issue is
not simply whether we are more or less poor than yesterday, but that we
live in a way that does not contain us. Being humiliated from the commands
of every boss, our wishes are reflected in the images in shop windows, our
disobedience is imprisoned by the uniformed patrols, joy transforms into a
product on the shiny shelves of a supermarket, the expression loses her
face behind masks of pretension, contact is a button on the keyboard in
front of cold computer monitors. All these losses are worth something more
than mere protest for a handful of euros. They deserve our wholehearted
commitment to the new urban guerrilla warfare.
The new urban guerrilla warfare is the claim of our existence, our
alliance with the original side of life, the difficult and bad way inside
a society that has sold out any trace of conscience.
Today everyone is looking for themselves, transforming their frustration
into cynicism and indifference and the only thing that matters is how they
will be accommodated at any price. The authorities plays their game of
“divide and rule” well, because they have an easy opponent.
When the rival is a degenerate society where the ‘virtual reality’ of the
‘reality shows’ occupies them more than real life, no special attempt to
divide is needed, because the society is already divided between the free
installments of consuming joy and new mortgages of the petty-bourgeois
And life? Life is now absent from this city, now there is only the noise
of cars, the voices of everyday instructions and pictures of ads shooting
at us all day.
For we believe that class consciousness is dead and buried beneath the
foundations of modern civilization. Whoever speaks now about class war
bears the past inside their mouth.
We explain ourselves not to be misunderstood. Because obviously we do not
live in the jar of pure ideology, we know that the essence of the system
is in producing social and economic inequalities. For every rich there
will always exist many poor. So when we say that the class war is an
outdated concept, we do not mean that there are no social classes, but we
believe that there is no consciousness of class. So therefore if the
oppressed and exploited of this world cannot understand their position, to
stand up and to attack the palace of “czars” who have deprived us, we will
not impersonate the role of the popular alarm.
Instead through our words and actions we do want to avoid the old trap of
revolutionary thought that insisted on approaching history in black and
white background where the State is bad and the oppressed good. We reject
the standard tables of reading the “eternal” truths and easy conclusions.
That’s the reason that our texts lack in economic analysis. This does not
mean that we do not recognize the crucial position of the economy as the
cornerstone of the system. How can we describe in economic terms the empty
eyes of a child begging at traffic lights, the people waiting at the
rations, in the accounts running and cut electricity, loans, unpaid rents,
but most importantly how not to get trapped in a humanitarian compassion
without searching for the responsibility of the inaction of those who
suffer the scourge of the economy without reacting.
Because it’s a fact that we all experience the oppression daily in our own
skin, but the difference is what everyone does about it. Others whistling
casually and changing channel with the remote control, others blame the
foreigners “who get the jobs”, others asking for more police, others are
themselves police and private security, others continue to wear party
blinders, others are studying to succeed or to feed the illusions of their
parents, others find hiding places to forget, like the consumption in the
Ermou street and Saturdays at Gazi and some few use frustration as voice
and wear her as a hood, putting together new plans of subversion inside
the modern crematoria of the metropolis.
Now, ‘understanding’ has become bankrupt and explanations are looking for
reason. The economy isn’t just a scientific methodology to interpret the
world, but primarily a social relationship which is based as a criterion
for distinguishing people. When during the 90′s authority could
offer the promise of a world of plenty, the current voices of protest
vested their seat in consumer smiles regardless of the fact that such
happiness is always built on the backs of the misery of other people (fall
of eastern bloc, immigration, civil wars …). Now is the turn of the
western man to wrestle with the impasse of the culture he created. We,
against forgetting the social responsibilities, practice our criticism
towards not only the economic short-circuits of the system but to the
system itself as such, and its citizens. So Conspiracy does not speak the
language of class analysis, but the one of conscious choice of attacking,
of the armed struggle and the revolution for the total subversion.
We don’t need a vision of massive social unrest to believe and become
caught up in something, because we assess ourselves and have faith in our
comrades, we also have the heavy conviction that what we live is not life.
That’s why we removed from our vocabulary the supposedly revolutionary
subject of the oppressed proletariat.
IV) Economic crisis, social polarization, our opportunity.” Visibility
Certainly from the other hand we know that today is the season of the
biggest challenge for the rebels of this world.
The system as we already mentioned is passing through its own
short-circuiting and for the western world, the era that promises
abundance is over. The social consensus that was built around the ideal of
consuming and the promise of material bliss wears continuously with the
laminated blows of the economic crisis. The culture of easy, quick money
and social advancement gives the corresponding position in “backward”
situations of economic deprivation. This situation, both in Greece and
internationally, leads and will lead, to social unrest (France, England
etc). It is inevitable that inside the neutralized, until yesterday,
social body, the conditions will be developed for a polarization towards
both ends. In one case it will revive the conservative instincts of a part
of society (events at St. Panteleimon, Attica square [fascist attacks
against migrants], participation of Chrysi Avyi [Golden Dawn –
extra-parliamentary fascist organisation] in the city board) will identify
the “source of evil” in the weakest, the immigrants. Stupid sayings like
“they stink”, “they carry diseases”, “they brought crime”, “their
merchandise close our shops”, “they brought the wages down” are some of
the verdicts that the new “saviors of the nation” have already launched,
to convince and gain the consensus of several thousand of the local
Of course, the vast majority of immigrants have their corresponding share
of complicity as they breed the “Greek” standards within their
communities, which are dominated by ignorant people, sexism, organised
crime, racial and ethnic divisions, religious intolerance and fanaticism.
In the second case, the remaining part of the social fabric will move to
the side of social demands. A colorful and vibrant range that includes in
its lines from syndicalists of PASOK [socialist party], constipated
members of CPG (KKE, communists), moderate leftists, uncommitted,
progressives, to social anarchists, hooligans and rioters.
We are ready to live in times of high tension. The polarization and social
conflicts are inevitable.
Greece by continuing its economic downhill, will be a great theatre of
conflict. The question is which side will anyone choose.
We, at this time, are away… obviously not in the conservative culvert of
fascists nor in the forehead of social demands and requests.
Our action of minority has declared our war some time ago without fighting
for better wages or better pension, but fighting for a better life for a
more meaningful and authentic sense of reality.
This does not mean that we want to taste the arrogance of an alleged
self-assurance. Away from us such positions, we simply declare our
position clearly. Besides, we know that for us it is not enough, just the
academic knowledge of suffering, but mainly the seeking of permanent
intervention against misery.
The search for experiences.
The search for a personal and collective identity.
The search for contact with other people away from any dogmatism, pure
theory, even from our own.
We are not in solidarity with the suffering of people, we are in
solidarity with the vigor with which some people do not tolerate their
It is at this exact point, the point of tension and contradictions of
social polarization, that we think that actually create the first cracks
in the ruling order of things and what remains is to catch the thread of
communication and to take it a step further. This whole situation, the
impact of economic crisis dismantles the facade of the western lifestyle,
it triggers the margins of pre-reactions, it develops new behaviors and
self-denials. We believe that there are and there will be a new minority
of people outside the context of social conservatism and social reform
who, either experiential or instinctively or through conscience would
reject in practice the whole culture and current value without being
locked into a stupid racist, nor for a claim for a better salary.
From here that we are away, its there where we want find ourselves.
In the heart of change. All our actions and our texts are trying to be an
informal code of communication, a thin red thread that travels in the wind
in order to associate the most unpredictable and dispersed autonomous
personalities. Because we do not want to see behind the signs of the
worker, the anarchist, the poor, the immigrant, but to stare in the eyes
of each one as a distinct personality who judges and is being judged
through his choices.
This is the greatest pleasure for an urban guerrilla. The connection with
different people, the communication outside the stereotypes, a gesture of
solidarity and return from a stranger. We do not like to contemplate the
reality from the arrogant mountains of a supposedly self-assurance, on the
other hand we want to diffuse into the social network conveying the
message of rebellion and eroding the pillars of stereotypes.
To be dispersed in a uncommitted current of behaviors, in the excluded
cycles of juvenile delinquency, in the challenge of the disenchanted, in
the realism of those that lose their illusions, in the world of decent
prisoners, in the hooligan, in music subculture, in schools, in the
fighting margin of the whole spectrum.
These individuals, who may not have taken part in any political meeting,
neither went to a demonstration, nor even have read the “truths” of Marx
or Bakunin, through the same everyday attitude, through their values,
through their life, they may be more anarchist than the anarchist
“insiders”, more fighters than the ‘professional’ fighters.
The context of economic crisis is the most appropriate occasion to occur
and express these energetic personalities.
Move from the margins to the forefront. To claim the territory of the
original behaviors that for so many years were crushed in the society of
the respectability and the apparent release. In this way the leaders, the
roles, the small and large powers are eliminated.
Because the urban guerrillas are not some elite that keeps the super
truth. We are simply a minority which is armed with the wishes and
decisions against the blue uniforms of the torturers, against the serious
suits of tyranny, against the social peace and silence that shoots back.
We disseminate our ideas, our way of action, our desires, our “rights” and
“mistakes”. And we often “expose” ourselves to the known value of the loss
of a death or imprisonment.
We are not demonstrating the right track, we have just chose a path that
is opened to everyone.
We leave behind us the definitive history of class war. We have no
confidence in the working- employee class who bows to the boss and wants
to become in the image and likeness of it, while simultaneously revolts
for the crumbs that deprive from its table.
Because we believe that the road to freedom and dignity is always personal
and does not fit into stereotypes and labels.
V) Anarcho-individualism, the concept of genuine collective
Everybody judges and is being judged from their choices. That’s why we
often promote through our texts the anarcho-individualist conception as a
new manner of behavior and a new pattern of action. This does not mean
that we are not interested in opening dialogue with other people to
communicate what makes us proud that we still walk on this field.
Moreover, with the same fervor we expect any criticism that will trouble
us and makes us better. But we do not expect social acceptance to do so.
We do not compromise with waiting for “mature” conditions. If society does
not understand our ideas, then the problem is with society. No longer
we’ll put ourselves in parentheses. In a world where the law of the
primacy of mass overrides, we will hone our denials for now and forever.
So we exist against the times without becoming a part of impersonal and
anonymous consensus and compromises.
Nevertheless its the personal choices and individual initiatives that are
shaping the frame of everybody’s life. At the same time we are convinced
that the individual is the beginning of the original collective.
Through human communication and cooperation everyone finds out more about
himself and at the same time about those around him.
In our desire to face this world that oppress us with hostility, we
interact with free and autonomous individuals who seek life in all its
intensity rather than in monthly installments. This extended network of
people, fighting, discussing, doing, thinking, and developing is the
Revolutionary Group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
An illegal network of minority action between comrades, without leaders
and followers, that organizes its wishes and thoughts always on the side
of revolution. Through our actions we deny the monopoly of violence and
weapons by the part of the state.
VI) Eye for an eye.
That is why we often use the term ‘revolutionary terrorism’, considering
that against the face of terror that is exercised by the “top” with war,
poverty, accidents, police, prisons, there must be a response with a
terror from the “bottom”. And despite the fact that the guerrilla violence
of an explosive device or a political execution can not be compared with
the genocide and murder of the state, yet it’s a small shipment of terror
in the enemy camp.
The fact that all these bastards who dominate our lives are bound to move
in armored cars, with a small army convoy, even during a normal exit, is
the minimum price for the world they have create to govern.
We, as revolutionaries have experienced the loss of our comrades, the
captivity of our brothers in prison, the manhunt from our persecutors, and
now is time for the pain and agony to change camp. Revolutionary terrorism
contributes in its way in this direction and promotes the revolutionary
VII) Actions do not speak for themselves.
But the actions are nothing if they remain orphaned and blind. Instead
they gain all their meaning when they are proclaimed.
We, as Conspiracy never took the easy way of subterfuge, but we always
proclaim our events and actions.
This, when we begun our action, seemed inappropriate, because, until then,
there weren’t any illegal infrastructure inside the Greek
anti-authoritarian fighting trend, that used a fixed signature and
specific words (apart from few exceptions, the ‘Arsonists of Conscience’,
the ‘Black Star’ …).
The main reason was the perception which still exists that “the actions
speak by themselves” and the fear of prosecution for “being member of an
armed group” in the case of an arrest.
We believe that no action speaks by itself because there is no
revolutionary sabotage without the corresponding subversive text.
Especially when inside the revolutionary current there exist many
different trends. For us “the theorists who don’t live a life of
insurrection say nothing worth saying and activists who refuse to think
critically do nothing worth being done.”
With regard to criminal costs, this is a natural consequence of which each
must be prepared before declaring war on the system, otherwise they should
not even make the effort to cross the path of revolutionary action. The
legal consequences cannot make “allowances” to the revolutionary speaking.
The unity of words and actions come always first despite the legal
implications, as the quintessence of our own struggle. This is what we
always did as Conspiracy and we will continue to do.
VIII) The day that not everybody returned…
On the first day of November two of our brothers, Gerasimos Tsakalos and
Panagiotis Argyrou, were encircled by the DIAS police team and were
arrested at the center of Athens. They found on them two pistols, five
magazines, one bulletproof vest and two incendiary packages to be sent to
the Belgian embassy and the French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
It followed the delivery of other two packages destined for the Mexican
embassy and Eurojust.
It all begun when the Swift Mail’s courier employee, wanting to satisfy
her curiosity and snooping nature for the sake of security of an
ambassador, opened the package in excess of her work, with a resulting
inflammation, without being injured.
The rest is known from the news and newspapers. This subject phoned the
police and the cops blocked the entire area with dozens of forces,
capturing our comrades.
Certainly the act of the particular employee is exposed to common sense
and be sure that her name wont be easily forgotten by the new urban
As far as it concerns the action itself, our foresight that the
correspondence of the aristocracy of the ambassadors isn’t opened by
themselves but from the clerical staff of the embassy, make us not to use
the strong explosive that we store, but only a minimum quantity of
improvised black gunpowder to deliver the message without injuring a man.
Having even counted that the packages will remain for a day at the
warehouse of the companies and that they would be delivered the next day
by the workers of the courier, we care to completely secure the assembly
and the mechanism would be activated only when it was opened.
As mentioned in a previous proclamation, the action of an urban guerrilla
and the violence that they use, is directed solely against the thugs who
dominate our lives and against the loyal vassals who embrace the religion
of the legal Order. But when masters can persuade the slaves that they
live in freedom, then the meanings face the loss of consciousness.
Often we are faced with the contradictory finding that some employees
coincide with the interests of the economic elites. The mania for security
and social snitching, that several workers are showing, maintain the life
of the system.
So, in a society where citizen “heroes” protect the money of a bank from
bandits, others are still seeking for more police, some people respect the
laws of the corrupted rulers, many snitch on anything that deviates from
subservient regularity and some demand the exemplary punishment of the
rebels. We stand against them, ready to fight to the bitter end.
Because memory is no rubbish and blood is not water …
IX) Campaign of solidarity and support to guerrilla groups and captive
“Our day will come, our day will come…” Bobby Sands
Today it is imperative the start of a new phase in the development of
revolutionary thought and action. A qualitative jump that will bring
common choices, which are hundreds of miles away, one step closer. Our aim
is the constitution of a formless anti-authoritarian international network
of guerrilla groups and autonomous individuals.
The creation of a network in which the comrades and the groups that will
participate, will exchange experiences from the total spectrum of the
struggle, from the spontaneous anarchism, from the armed struggle, from
the political anonymity, from the rebellious trend.
The starting line of an extended circle of communication, discussion,
perception and reflection. The effort to create a form that will
co-ordinate subversive action and attacks on the international level. The
operation of an experimental laboratory of schemes by exchanging material
and technical knowledge in the field of sabotage. The organization of a
collective of solidarity to imprisoned comrades and of a substructure of
support to wanted rebels. The challenge of a bet that its achievement is
more beautiful than the bet itself… In any case it is something that we
wish to do. Within the next few months our wish will be sealed with the
presentation of a completed international call. At the present moment we
send our greetings to friends, to the known and to the unknown comrades
that are organized and act from their individuality and the guerrilla
At the same time we should speak for our losses, for our brothers that are
no longer next to us. The issue of the rebel prisoners (among with them
and the bright minority of “penal prisoners” who deliver courses of
dignity and honor with their attitude and their struggle) remains a
familiar aspect of the radical fight. Often the interest for the “people
inside the walls” is increased when the hearing of a case begins.
Meanwhile, the journalistic articles are written with spectacular titles
as “the arrest of an organization” or “the armed clash between terrorists
and police forces”. However we consider that we must speak again for our
jailed brothers, knowing that they are not just simple names in the titles
of news and newspapers. All these comrades have an individual life, a
personal way of thinking and a unique face. In the past we spoke for some
of our comrades by referring just their names while for others we never
learned them. We mentioned them in fragments, at the end of a proclamation
and in a motto that we shouted in a riot. Therefore, we lost the memory,
the connection, the history.
At the same time we are careful, because we want to avoid presenting our
imprisoned comrades as victims or as heroes. In contrast, we wish to
create an essential communication with these persons, to give them the
chance to speak, to exchange experiences and most importantly to make a
huge effort in order to release them and stand again in the first lines of
the fight for the revolution. Next to the initiatives of solidarity that
already exist from revolutionaries and anarchists, we also put our own
footprint in the case of the release of prisoners and the destruction of
prisons. In a first attempt to this direction we include the campaign of
international solidarity that we performed.
The friendship that connects us with some, but also the deep appreciation
we feel for most that we had not the honor to meet personally, would
remain unsatisfied watching these histories be forgotten in lists of
magisterial documents and files of newspapers. The different perceptions,
certain personal characteristic and the ignorance of certain elements
because of kilometric distances are not capable to disprove the obvious.
These persons did not wait for the action to find them in the armchairs of
their houses, but they requested it by themselves in the path of
revolution, where everything is possible.
Therefore we send our fellow greetings and a sign of co-operation to the
rebellious comrades of the Informal Anarchist Federation of Italy (FAI
informale). FAI is an open decentralized network of individuals and teams
that uses direct action and sabotage against State and Capital. FAI,
through attacks (placement and sending of explosive mechanisms to
politicians, carabinieri barracks, courts, etc) sends a clear message for
the perceptions and the practice of rebellious anarchists. At the same
time FAI has supported the struggle of prisoners for the abolition of the
special condition F.I.E.S. units in Spanish prisons [maximum isolation
units], expressing solidarity with attacks on Spanish territory (sending
two explosive mechanisms to Spanish courts in Valencia). FAI has also
attacked Greek targets such as the Greek office of tourism and the Greek
embassy in Madrid, in order to show solidarity to Nikos Maziotis in 1999
(today Nikos is imprisoned having proudly taken the responsibility with
his comrades K. Gournas and P. Roupa for participating in the organization
Revolutionary Struggle). In its proclamations FAI promotes rebellious
anarchism and criticizes the old organizations and their non-dangerous
theoretical ‘revolutionary’ rhetoric. At the same time FAI had already
released an Open Letter (to the anarchist movement) that promoted the
international organization and solidarity. A bet that always remains
current and essential…
We also greet the anarchic groups Praxedis G.Guerrero Autonomous Cells for
Immediate Revolution and Insurrectionalist Earth Liberation Front that
attacks in the territory of Mexican State. The comrades there, use
homemade incendiary and explosive mechanisms hitting mainly police targets
(police and prison vans, etc). In its proclamation for a double hit at a
police van and a digging machine Insurrectionalist ELF mentions: “We will
not defend the interests of the “working class” or the privileged class,
because we are not classists. We are anti-anthropocentric and
individualists. We struggle against this society, spreading the
anti-social war through our actions. We defend the Earth because we
believe in respecting her completely. We defend neither rich nor poor. We
fight against civilization, for Earth liberation and total liberation. Let
this be clear!”
At present, in the Mexican prisons, Abraham Lopez is jailed from 2009. He
is accused of sabotages and criminal organization. Some of these actions
have been undertaken by ELF. Andrian Magdaleno Gonzales who is accused of
arson attacks against banks and actions of ALF from 2010. His sentence of
imprisonment is 7 years. Finally Braulio Arturo Duran Gonzales is accused
of many incendiary attacks in banks and other targets.
We also send our greeting to the armed Argentinian comrades such as the
formation of Luciano Arruga Brigata that strikes mercilessly the
structures of the country. These armed guerrilla groups attack police
stations, expropriate weapons from the cops, do robberies taking the
political responsibility and accomplish bombing attacks against the
symbols of power.
We send a big compassionate embrace to Gabriel Pombo da Silva who escaped
from the FIES prisons of the Spanish State in 2004 with Jose Fernadez
Delgado. In their attempt to pass the German borders they “met” with cops
and the result was an armed clash (Aachen 4 case). This moment they are
imprisoned in Germany. Gabriel was sentenced for the fight to 13 years
while he was already imprisoned for 24 years, 14 of which he was in
solitary. His comrade Jose was sentenced also to 14 years of imprisonment
for the same case. Gabriel never bowed his head in the prison. Through his
incendiary and subversive texts he declares that he will always be in the
side of the aggression. “We are some who believe that the moment has come
to attack and destroy what doesn’t serve us and to the contrary enslaves
and destroys. In contrast with the concept of the Masses, we propose that
of the Community of conscious individuals who do not search a centre… a
Community of groups and individuals “at the margin” and “against” the
project of Dominion in all its aspects: economical, technological,
political, social, architectural, etc. Comrades, let’s not waste time and
energy in discussions with those who live of words and for words, ours is
The comrade, because of the proud and intolerant attitude that he has
adopted all these years and his struggle against all prisons, has been
often targeted by law enforcement authorities. The Italian authorities
“visited” him, considering that he is directly connected with the
rebellious organization FAI. Furthermore, he recently had a hunger strike
that became an international solidarity campaign in which we participated
by blowing up the building of the National Insurance at Syggrou avenue
Travelling several miles beyond, we meet in Switzerland Marco Camenisch
who was arrested in 1980 for sabotage against [Nuclear] electric pylons
and transformers, sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment. One year later he
escaped from the prison and he lived 10 years as an outlaw. He was
arrested again in 1991 during a routine check in Italy, that turned into a
fight with the cops. One cop was injured while Marco “adds” in his
categories one more sabotage action and the execution of one more police
officer from an older case.
In addition, three eco-anarchists Silvia Guerini, Luca (Billy) Bernasconi
and Constantino Ragusa are also imprisoned in Switzerland, accused of
transporting and attempting to place an explosive mechanism in the
research laboratories of nanotechnology of a big company. They were
arrested in a car in which police found a proclamation and explosives.
Inside the prison they continue to fight, recently being on hunger strike.
Crossing the Atlantic, we are transported to images of war in the country
of Chile. There the comrades Marcelo Villarroel and Freddy Fuentevilla are
in a prison of high security in Argentina accused of illegal transport of
arms. They had entered illegally the country because the Chilean
government accused them that they had participated in an attack at a bank
where a cop was killed. The Argentinian state deported both of them to the
state of Chile. Marcelo had passed a lot of years in the prison as a
juvenile. He began as social fighter, while afterwards became a fighter of
Lautaro Movement. He suffered many tortures as the youngest political
prisoner in Latin America. Later he became a member of the team Camina
Libre which fought for the issues of the prisoners and against the
prisons. The particular comrade is considered by the Chilean authorities
as the ancestor of the case of “bombs” in Chile. For “the case of bombs”,
14 persons are persecuted and they deny the categories. The whole police
operation for their arrest was exactly like a movie. Invasions of occupied
spaces and comrades houses, live broadcasts and political statements on
the triumph of democracy.
Immediately followed a proclamation-manifesto, from groups that are in the
rear of illegality, that declared: “We planted the bombs. Our targets were
banks, embassies, financial companies, police stations, barracks,
churches, political offices, gyms of the ruling class and everything that
belongs to the historical oppressors of the workers. We do not regret, we
are proud and it is a fact that the police has not approached us. We are
their defeat.” We express our solidarity for these groups that proudly and
intolerantly claim their actions.
Returning to the “iron” state of Germany we find Thomas Meyer-Falk who is
in prison from 1996. He was accused of a bank robbery in order to finance
political actions. The German State revenges him by keeping him for years
in isolation. His correspondence is checked and he is incarcerated 23
hours in his cell. He declares: “…if isolation is an attack to human
dignity; spending over 7 years in isolation is definitely not easy, but my
mind is stable and the solidarity from outside jail is helpful and does me
well.” Thomas had an aggressive attitude at the court defending his
beliefs and denying to regret. His court of appeal that held in 2007
rejected his under terms release (he had reached the 2/3 of his sentence)
considering him dangerous.
Finally in Balkans we meet the 23 years old Jock Palfreeman who had the
courage to fight with a team of 16 neo-Nazis in Sofia (Bulgary) when he
saw them attacking a young Roma. He used a knife to repel them, but they
attacked him. In the fight that followed he killed one fascist and wounded
another one. The court sentenced him to 20 years of prison.
Also in Russia and in nearby Belarus where comrades are organized and
attack, creating structures of inversion and participating in actions of
sabotage. We send them our solidarity for the prosecutions and the
imprisonments with which the Russian state revenge them.
Of course, in this short journey of memory, honor and solidarity we could
not forget a person who has marked the history of guerrilla groups in
Spain as member of MIL and in France as member of Action Directe. We speak
for the fighter Jean Marc Rouillan, who through his actions and texts,
inside and outside the walls, he doesn’t grant a single inch of ground to
the enemy. We send him our respect and we will keep a phrase from him with
special meaning for the vulnerable “inner” points of the subversive
circles: “in the lounges of protest, which are full of ideological labels
so big that they are dragged around on the ground like rags and absorb the
wake of the sewer-like mops, they always prefer the revolutionaries of
other times. Or even more the rebels of other continents, especially those
located in the tropical south American sierra. Things are disguised in
order to avoid supporting the rebels who fight here, in order to avoid
risking anything, in order to avoid the requests related to their own
surrender, their eternal tepidity, their sneaky betrayal that is dripping
its daily poison.”
Terminal station – the Greek territory. Many rebels, anarchists and
respectable “penal prisoners” experience the “hospitality” of Greek
prisons. However, they do not bow their heads because the smoke from the
fires during the uprisings have not been forgotten.
Therefore we want to greet the rebel anarchist Giannis Skouloudis who was
arrested for the arson attack against a State vehicle of the National
Electrical Company. Giannis is with the side of the original
revolutionaries who start beautiful fires in the nights of Thessaloniki.
He had the pride and the strength to claim the responsibility for his
action without showing the least sign of repentance to the investigative
Along with Giannis, police have targeted, for the same case, four other
comrades: D. Dimtsiadis, P. Tzifkas, D. Fessas and the M. Tsilianidis.
Those four never bargained their political beliefs, neither did they hide
behind legal tricks and rhetorical schemes. They chose to abscond, they
chose the illegality in order to remain in the first line of the battle
for the revolution. Their comrades never left them alone. They attacked
the courts of Thessaloniki, they continue the arson attacks and they
performed an indignation meeting outside of the Aulona prison where
Giannis is jailed with the rebel anarchist Panagiotis Masouras. Panagiotis
is one of the few rebels that are accused for our organization (Also
accused in the same case is anarchist K. Karakatsani who is inside the
women’s prison of Elaiona). We send to Panagiotis our greatest Friendship
and our Respect.
In our “Hyper-Siberian” journey in the prisons of democracy at closest
stations the court of appeal of the anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis [ongoing
winter 2010 appeal trial] and the court for the case of revolutionary
group Conspiracy of Cells of Fire [January 17th begins]. Possibly we did
not mention many faces and names, but we never forgot them. Therefore
comrades remember, wherever we are, in Malandrino, in Korydallos, in
Aulona or in the dense darkness of illegality, in any arson or in any
demonstration our eyes gaze a common sky. And his dawn is our own victory.
Our day will come…
For all these reasons and as a minimal contribution of attack and
solidarity we claim the responsibility for the sending of 14 incendiary
packages – bombs to the following targets:
The Embassy of Belgium
The Embassy of Mexico
The Embassy of Chile
The Embassy of Germany
The Embassy of France
The Embassy of Switzerland
The Embassy of Bulgaria
The Embassy of Russia
The German chancellor Angela Merkel
The Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi
The French president Nicola Sarcozy
The European court
Conspiracy of Cells of Fire