On August 5th cops in Greece continued their campaign of repression against squats by raiding three squatted spaces in Patras: Parartima, Maragopouleio and the Self-managed Hangout inside the Technological Educational Institute (TEI). 16 comrades were detained in total; 5 squatters and 11 supporters.
While those showing solidarity were later released, the 5 occupants faced charges in court on the 13th. Therefore the next day we painted a banner to express our solidarity with squatters facing charges and evicted from their homes.
Additionally today we hung another banner to show solidarity with the squat Rigaer 94 and all those arrested during raids in Berlin on the 14th. The raids were supposedly related to arson attacks of various job centres and a Molotov attack against police, in solidarity with the revolts in Turkey after the eviction of Gezi Park in Istanbul.
We name ourselves ACAB because we are antagonists. We also name ourselves ACAB because we know that all cops are bastards who go to any lengths to attack the squatting movement internationally and the anarchist milieu.
The banners are now hanging from Canton police station that we appropriated for our own use in Cardiff. We squat here to show that not everyone is afraid, that some of us are bored of living in fear, and instead desire to fight back.
Solidarity with squatters facing charges!
Solidarity with squats under attack in Greece!
Solidarity with everyone evicted from their homes!
Antagonistic Collective Against Boredom (ACAB)
This Thursday 22nd November @ 7pm the Red and Black Umbrella will host a discussion about the armed group, Revolutionary Struggle in Greece. This will be a good opportunity to discuss armed struggle and it’s effects, how such groups are perceived by the state, the states reactions to such groups and a general overview of the Revolutionary Struggle cases so far.
For information on Revolutionary Struggle see here.
There will also be room to discuss the ongoing struggles against austerity across Europe, and the diversity of tactics being used. From clashes in Spain, Italy and Portugal; to demonstrations in Greece, Italy and France; and international rail strikes in Belgium – as part of the ‘European Day of Action and Solidarity’.
Social revolution is not a past; it is the present and future of the world.
Regarding the call for international solidarity and action
As assembly for the Revolutionary Struggle case and in continuance of solidarity actions for the same cause, we address an open callout for a solidarity campaign at both the local and international level on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of November 2012.
We have decided to break the wall of silence surrounding the RS case, and thus demonstrate that the comrades currently undergoing trial are not alone, that the RS case is everyone’s case in regard to the essence of the struggle itself. We therefore call comrades from across the world to contribute their action and send their own message of Solidarity and Struggle.
Our goal is to diffuse the dynamic resistances under a revolutionary perspective. Our aim is to expand the struggle for the overthrow of the existent, showing its historical necessity and importance in the present, as well as our factual solidarity with the comrades on trial.
The three-day international call for solidarity, counter-information and action for the RS case is part and continuation of the class and social war towards subversion and Revolution. This is how we perceive the RS case and how it can be recorded historically as a whole.
September 25th, 2012
An Open Letter to Striking Prisoners in Greece
We, the Red and Black Umbrella Anarchist Social Centre, wish to extend solidarity to the striking prisoners of: Larissa, Trikala, Grevena, Domokos, Malandrino, Komotini, Koridallos, Patras, Corfu, Chios, Nafplion, Diavata and Alikarnassos prisons in Greece; and every rebel that is mobilizing against the inherently unjust and inhumane prison system.
Due to the lack of information in English, we do not know the depth and breadth of the situation but feel an urgent need to show our support for your actions.
As a small gesture we have reprinted the demands of the Larissa prison (see here), posted them up along with a copy of this letter and hung a banner on the exterior of the social centre. We do this not only to express our solidarity, but to echo the voices in your struggle for dignity and to inspire other people in their personal and collective struggles.
We hope that your spark amongst many others will ignite the fires that turn the prison system to ashes.
Love & Rage
The Red and Black Umbrella Social Centre (Cardiff)