Communique on the arson against the french press agency (Athens, 3/12/2008)
Striking at the ordinary flaw of the system, using aggresive means in the midst of the servitude suggested by the social actuality, for once again proving in vivo the vulnerable structure of the fortified uniformity of this world. We despise the cowardice of the crowds that is so welcome within this enslaved society and strive to point that society exists for us and not the opposite.
Thus we will invade repeatedly and suddenly, eroding and poisoning its inner core, in order to eliminate everything that isn’t us, by our very selves. A project materialized through our devotion to the revolution. A revolution eternal and tireless, worthy to battle every day to realise its most inexorable, feral and dark expression…
THE ORCHESTRATION OF A SWEEPING ASSAULT AGAINST REALITY GOES ON.
CONSPIRACY OF CELLS OF FIRE ATHENS
Communique on the three day arsonist rampage (Athens-Thessaloniki, 2-3-4/11/2008)
In Thessaloniki we set on fire the club of reserve officers of the Armed Forces at Evosmos, a military private school on Margariti street and an ATM of Geniki Bank that cooperates with the army, at Kalamaria.
We also take responsibility for the attack at the military courthouse at Rouf on Tuesday October 28.
POLEMIC OF ECONOMY
In our era, as always, the military branch of every state consists an indivisible part of the development of its geo-political and economic interests. Conducting wars is an inevitable outcome of the intense economic crises of the capitalist system. A typical example of this condition was the exponential growth of the war industry in the beginnings of the 20th century and the economic crash of 1929 at the USA, accompanied with a long-term crisis of the world market, facts that contributed to the process of the first and the second world war, respectively. Military operations and management of the economic interests are an all-time, all-state direct relation in the route of human history.
From the NATO bases in european ground, to the “pacificatory” interventions in the middle East, army has the role of an essential force to maintain and expand the economic interests of the western states. To feed the machinery of war and the war industry it is needed to keep social peace inside the mitropoles of the western states. War and peace, two different faces, two different expressions of the capitalist dominion. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
It is a wonderful moment, the moment that the enemy kneels and falls from the determination of your brothers and sisters. A few days ago Roberto Adinolfi, CEO-magister of the nuclear energy company Ansaldo Nucleare, was shot by our brothers and sisters of the Olga Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)–International Revolutionary Front (FRI).
Roberto Adinolfi is a high priest of the new totalitarianism of science and technology imperatives. Science has become the modern religion of our time, promising an apathetic society the lethargy of a stuffed belly and artificial paradises in exchange for the coldness of an empty heart drowned in compromise.
The empire of scientific totalitarianism is fed by the vanity of an anthropocentric authoritarian civilization. A civilization imposed on our desires, our choices, the nature and animals, turning life into a quantitative scale to fit its miserable statistics. At the same time, contemporary people end up unable to even dare to live authentically, without hypocrisy, and as they sink deeper into their reliance on technological substitutes of real life they create illusions and superficial relationships. Now, with their scientific discoveries, they can ‘offer’ us more time to grow old but deprive us of a way to live authentically. So, science generates the coldest of all monsters of the human folly. It lays the technological fascistization of our lives. It lays genetic testing, electronic monitoring, laboratory animals, research statistics, the dictatorship of machines and numbers.
Alongside the high priests of nuclear energy like Adinolfi poison and plunder the nature, animals and people, dressing up their scientific crimes in the guise of evolution. The shootings of Adinolfi are the new poetry of anarchist action. In the social machine of indolence and compromise, the humanitarian appeals and the reformist inhibitions concerning ‘respect’ for human life will never miss. But in our own consciousness code things are clear. We don’t have any respect for human life as SELF-WORTH. What human life per se does is to produce the option of CHOICES. The CHOICES are those that give value to human life, or devalue and trivialize it. Thus, what is the reason to respect the human life of small and large tyrants like Adinolfi, who haven’t for even a moment respected our own lives?
The practice of armed attacks was, is and will be an integral part of the new anarchist urban guerrilla warfare. The choice of the COMRADES of FAI/FRI to name the cell that has attacked Adinolfi as Olga Cell after our comrade Olga Ekonomidou is a great honour for us and a profound act of friendship, one we will never forget. The bullets and the words of FAI/FRI have managed to break the impregnable of the specific conditions imposed on Olga in Diavata prisons and to storm the solitary cell where she is being held under disciplinary punishment, monitored 24 hours a day through CCTV camera; they have, thus, given her strength and smile now that she knows everything continues.
For us the Italian FAI/FRI is the Conspiracy’s second home, and half of our heart belongs to the Italian FAI/FRI. We look forward to the time when we will join our sisters and brothers of FAI/FRI and surge forward into new battles for the lasting anarchist insurrection. Both FAI/FRI and Conspiracy of Cells of Fire are not a prescription for canned answers, but they are a good way to begin with questions and queries for an authentic and free life. Comrades of FAI/FRI: may a bullet come with our every word, as thought comes with your every bullet… And life’s magazine continues to be loaded with dreams, desires, anxieties, tears, smiles, concerns, discussions, actions…
One day after the responsibility claim by the Olga Cell of FAI/FRI, we were informed by
the media that the Bologna’s prosecution office, via the ridiculous puppet–public prosecutor Enrico Cieri, issued arrest warrants against us for the booby-trapped parcel that was sent to Berlusconi. More precisely, arrest warrants were issued for five of us (Panagiotis Argirou, Giorgos Nikolopoulos, Haris Hadjimihelakis, Gerasimos Tsakalos and Christos Tsakalos), as well as for two unrelated guys that have no connection whatsoever with the Conspiracy and the insurrectionary anarchy of FAI/FRI.
The warrants against us are in retaliation by the Bologna’s prosecution office for the attack of our sisters and brothers of the FAI/FRI Olga Cell. It is a desperate attempt of the Italian authorities to interrupt and impede the informal international network that has developed among the tens of FAI/FRI cells. But in vain. The invitation-inducement of Italian comrades to create an informal anarchist federation of anarchist of praxis and its constant advancement is already in the minds and hearts of comrades from around the world. No prosecution can ever stop it anywhere.
The comrades of FAI/FRI had written in one of their texts ‘Do not say that we are few,’ and we now add ‘Do not say that they can stop us…’ The Informal Anarchist Federation travels over borders and cities, carrying with it the momentum of a lasting anarchist insurrection. As the CCF imprisoned members’ cell, along with our comrade and brother Theofilos Mavropoulos, we are TOGETHER with the FAI/FRI on this journey of no return. We have burned the bridges behind us, and any inhibition has died. We are anarchists of praxis, and all we can say to the Bologna’s prosecution office is this: Your warrants are nothing but shitpapers to us, and we are completely indifferent towards the ridiculousness of your existence as the Italian State’s judicial representatives. It is a dangerous time for the prosecutors’ mafia nowadays. The lives of worms like you might soon meet with a heavy rain of bullets, or a powerful bomb in your car, or an explosive parcel in your hands… The arrest warrants in retaliation against us is yet another proud proof that the FAI/FRI Olga Cell counteracted with outstanding accuracy, causing panic in the enemy. The attacks that our sisters and brothers preannounced through their communiqué are an admirable continuation of the challenge unleashed by both FAI/FRI and CCF against the Power and the social machine. That is the challenge of the lasting anarchist insurrection. That is the challenge of the international cooperation of anarchists of praxis.
And if some of us are now captives in the enemy’s hands, that does not frighten us or make us regret. On the contrary, prison feeds the wolf within us, and our rage against the Power and its society grows stronger. All of us, along with Eat, Billy, Gabriel, Marco, Silvia, Billy, Costa, Jock and the imprisoned comrades in $hile, Mexico, Italy and elsewhere, nor for a moment were we left alone. Because we have all of you, the unknown free brothers and sisters, whose actions we feel as our own actions, whose words are met with our own…
WAR AGAINST THE SOCIAL MACHINE
LONG LIVE THE LASTING ANARCHIST INSURRECTION
FOR THE STRENGTHENING AND DIFFUSION OF FAI/FRI
AND THE BLACK INTERNATIONAL OF ANARCHISTS OF PRAXIS
Members of the Prison Cell of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire
And the anarchist comrade Theofilos Mavropoulos.
source / in Italian
“Breaking down the myths of prison” – Solidarity to Olga Economidou by Conspiracy of Cells of Fire & Theofilos Mavropoulos (Greece)
boubourAs!/Act for freedom now!
CCF – SOLIDARITY TO OLGA ECONOMIDOU – Breaking down the myths of prison.
“Turn off the main switch in this dump. Here the beautiful becomes ugly,
the choice becomes a habit and the meaningless important. Prison dirties
creases and swallows pieces of dreams, desires, thoughts and feelings. Its
most permanent residents, the majority of the prisoners are now a part of
the appliances of the prison. Bars, yard, cameras, locks, prisoners mix
all together and re-enact the world of captivity. Nothing is worthy in
here. Come let’s go and don’t look back… Only fire will cleanse this
Prison and its numbered residents. Prison and the degradation of its
prisoners. Prison and its myths…
Behind the iron door of prison which closes, there is a captive world
which has nothing to envy of the “free” world.
Away from the illusions of an alleged value code of the outlaws, a
make-believe solidarity between the prisoners and supposed self-organized
struggles and revolts, the society of the prisoners is the mirror of the
law abiding society.
Conservatism, hypocrisy, racism, misery, compromise and snitching, this is
the civilization of the prisoners. Remnants of human shadows next to
leftover smack and pills. Human rodents, customers of the prisons,
decadent misprints of the bosses of this world, who have been exiled to
prison as excessive weight of this earth. Most prisoners are guards of
They have learnt to double-lock themselves in pills, smack, slavery,
habits, the passive counting of days for the miserable repetition of their
subjugated self. Prisoners justify their role as the waste of an even more
We do not intend to become a part of this sad community of human
imitations and shadows.
We keep ourselves away from the annoying noise of the mob and we separate
those few minorities of the prisoners who do not forget the meaning of
We meet with those who did not kneeled against captivity, who did not
exchange their dignity with powders, and pills, who did not lower the eyes
in front of the authorities and the laws, who did not let the prison be
built inside them.
As for the rest we will not fall into the trap of humanism and pity. We do
not appreciate passive emotions. Whoever surrounds themselves with the
motif of resignation or accepts the victimized figure of the “con”, might
win over the sensitivity of the philanthropists and sociologists but from
us receives only a deep contempt. We are hostage anarchist guerrillas and
not just prisoners. To say things as they are is not a result of some
informal elitism or discrimination; simply in this way we attack the
attempt of the state to hide the existence of the anarchist constant
revolt and its hostages.
As anarchist hostages of democracy we never separated ourselves from our
values and ideals. We remain enemies of justice and its courts, promoting
the self-organization of our action and self-redress far from any kind of
The undisputed fact that we are against prisons, does not mean that we are
in solidarity with all prisoners.
A short while ago in Thebes prisons the service purposely transferred to
the wing where our comrade Olga Economidou was, a prisoner which her
attitude and her “penal” actions could not have been tolerated by the
morals, character and dignity of Olga. As we have mentioned there are
prisoners who are as sordid as the society of law abiding citizens.
Our comrade acted consciously resulting in finding herself before the
prosecutor of the prison, accused of “beating an inmate” and was imposed
with a disciplinary transfer. Now she is in the isolation unit of the
female prisons of Diavata where she was transferred with a special
transfer and where she refused to be subjugated to the humiliating body
The precepts of the officer in charge to conform to the body search,
invoking the example of other “anarchist” prisoners who have compromised
with this correctional measure, fell into the void… We are not all the
same… neither do we do the same prison time.
Anyway everyone is not characterized by the political label they have put
on them or has adopted on their own, but by their choices and their
CONSISTENCY to them.
The prosecutor of Diavata prisons because of her refusal to be strip
searched imposed on Olga 10 days confinement to an isolation cell.
We her comrades in the Conspiracy Cells of Fire, are next to her, to her
choices which are our choices as well and send her our most warm embrace
with our unrepentant commitment… we remain for ever in the battle…
P.S. We also want to express our solidarity to anarchist Rami Syrianos who
remaining consistent, he has also refused to succumb to the humiliation of
the strip search, which is essentially the humiliation of dignity, and is
for a month now in an isolation regime in Nigrita prisons. Rami has
already begun prison food abstention….
ANARCHISTS OF ACTION ALWAYS IN THE BATTLE
FOR THE SPRAEDING OF THE INFORMAL ANARCHIST FEDERATION (FAI/IRF)
AND THE BLACK INTERNATIONAL…
Cell of Imprisoned Members of the C.C.F. – FAI/IRF
And anarchist revolutionary Th.Mavropoulos
Act for freedom now!
‘Every act of rebellion expresses nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.’
I am asking myself: why are parents of the anarchists–revolutionaries of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire being subpoenaed to trial? Why are they subpoenaing me? Are they doing it in order to ask me if I know something about the organization? To ask me questions about the personal lives of my sons, sketch out their ‘psychological profile,’ or get an opinion on their ‘family life’? Or to ask me if I agree with the actions of my children and, in general, those of the organization? To stand me up in front of this court, supported by that little book, and make me swear to that god you have placed in the service of Power? To make revolutionary anarchists feel uncomfortable while their parents are asked a bunch of awkward questions? Or is it so that you yourselves can rejoice at the thought that you have made us believe it is we who must give the answers and make an apologia?
I declare, once again, that in no instance am I going to respond positively to your invitation. And since, as demonstrated by everything that’s going on, an entire series of similar trials is set to begin, I tell you that it’s not worth the effort to send me more subpoenas because my position will continue to be the same. Under no circumstances am I going to attend this trial. I will not answer a single one of your questions. The action of my children and their comrades was and is clearly political, anarchist–revolutionary, and it is therefore unnecessary to investigate the parameters of their personal lives. The organization, membership to which they have admitted by claiming political responsibility, has formulated its positions with total clarity, precision and boldness. Anything I could say would be slight and insignificant. And since I would like to leave certain things as clear and potent as they already are, and because I don’t want to give anyone the satisfaction of ruining everything with stupid and excessive questions, I am choosing the position of my absence.
Referring myself to this trial, I don’t want to allow a certain phrase—one that is continually repeated with great zeal and emphasis—to hang in the air as a potential display of temerity and honesty. I’m talking about the phrase: ‘We are trying the case by examining it in depth’; which means that, as you say, you are trying the case in accordance with nothing less than the clauses of your laws; which means that you will pass judgment based on evidence, and not on the circumstantially conclusive or according to the logic of collective responsibility. And if I am mentioning that phrase it’s not because I suddenly expect miracles, but because at a certain moment—and especially in cases dealing with people’s revolutionary action—words must take on importance and responsibility; despite the fact that, thus far, this judicial process has indicated nothing of the kind. Every objection based on common logic, like that of recognizing the Prisoners as political prisoners—exactly as defined by your Constitution and in exactly the same way it’s also mentioned in the charges—, was rejected out of hand, without any logic. The concept of assuming political responsibility has been mistaken for criminal responsibility, and that’s obviously not due to ignorance or chance. Therefore, I underscore that phrase and at the end of the trial we will be able to see whether you are indeed serious about what you are saying.
It’s true that, since the beginning of the prosecution of the contemporary anarchist revolutionaries, I have discovered and paid particular attention to a painting: Bruegel’s painting entitled ‘Landscape with the Fall of Icarus.’ The flight of Icarus has to do with the human being’s desire to escape the land’s grip, to fly; to prevail also in the air, to also walk on air…
It is about pride, arrogance, disobedience and the desire to show that the human being is capable of everything. And now the painter places in the prevailing foreground the farmer—dedicated to the plowing, to the soil, nothing else matters to him—and in the background the shepherd —who is a bit more curious, but also looking in the wrong direction. Even further in the background is the impressive boat continuing its journey, and there in the corner is the drowned Icarus’ poor little foot. I have never before seen such a deposition of the Icarian project. And probably that’s no coincidence—I don’t know what the painter’s philosophy was—, perhaps the meaning is that people who are contemporaries with a bold experiment are too fixed in their own habits, too afraid of change, not daring to recognize or try something new.
Looking at the painting, I don’t accept this deposition. Now that, in this country, people stand trial for still daring to believe that if anything in this life is worth doing it is the Icarian projects—no matter how much pain they may hold, no matter how much incarceration or how many convictions may be imposed on them—I want to maintain the hope and belief that at some point people, the contemporaries with these rebellions, will place in the foreground and recognize the necessity of the flight.
PS. And if I am sending this note it is because the court’s insistence on my appearance is peculiar, and above all because I do not allow myself silence. Silence only corresponds to the deceased, and in our times it is being applied during these trials by those who are completely subjugated to the commands of Power.
And if you truly want to understand whom you are trying, go on read their discourse, look at their stance. Christos Tsakalos, Gerasimos Tsakalos and Panagiotis Argirou are on the 12th day of hunger strike, and they have declared: ‘The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction’ [William Blake] … ‘When one does not die for the other, then we are already dead’ [Tasos Livaditis]… On April 17th Giorgos Polidoros, Damiano Bolano, Haris Hadjimihelakis began hunger strike in support of their comrades, while the rest of the imprisoned members cell of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire will follow suit at determined dates.
‘SOLIDARITY BETWEEN ANARCHISTS OF PRAXIS IS NOT JUST WORDS
In our non-negotiable decision to turn our daily life into revolution through direct action and the anarchist urban guerrilla warfare, we began a course with a starting point but with no final stop.’