UPDATES ON SIMOS SEISIDIS CASE – INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY-AND ACTIONS,SABOTAZ.

Posted on April 26, 2011

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Freedom Now for Simos Seisidis – International Call for Solidarity (Greece)

FREEDOM NOW FOR SIMOS SEISIDIS – INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR SOLIDARITY

On the 30/3/2011 the trial for the case of “the robbers in black” will take place in the first degree, regarding the January 2006 National bank robbery on Solonos st., central Athens, and six more bank robberies. It is the same case for which Yiannis Dimitrakis was finally sentenced, in the second degree, to 12,5 years of imprisonment. This time Simos Seisidis, who had been a fugitive for 4,5 years, is in the place of the accused.

Simos was arrested on the 3/5/2010, after a coincidental and unfortunate run-in with a police patrol. As he was a fugitive, Simos did not stop to be controlled and, in the pursuit that followed, was shot from behind, resulting in his life being endangered and, finally, in the amputation of his right leg, due to the severity of the injury. Despite all this, a case has been brought against him also for this incident, with Simos being charged of attempted homicide against the cop who shot him in the back, having first taken cover behind a car! He is in pre-trial detention also for this case, as the inquisitor wanted to bring it to a close in haste, not even waiting for the report from the medical coroner on the amputated limb. The report was finally delivered AFTER A NINE MONTH DELAY, FULLY CONFIRMING OUR STATEMENTS.

Simos became a fugitive after an arrest warrant was issued against him (and against his brotherMarios Seisidis and the comrade Marios Tsironis, who are still wanted), following the bank robbery during which Yiannis Dimitrakis was arrested. Without any substantial evidence against them and due to the criminalization of their personal and comradely relationships, the three comrades were forced to flee, not expecting, and justly so, any justice by civil justice, the repressive mechanisms, and the terror-spouting puppets on the news. None of the three aforementioned powers contradicted them: the first sentenced them in absentia to 7,5 years of imprisonment for misdemeanors concerning the seven bank robberies, recently rejecting Simos’ right to appeal. The second, after placing the astronomical amount of 600.000 euro on their heads, finally tried to kill him. And the last, with their police leaks and “terror” articles all these years, paved the way for the bullet that finally found its target…

The comrade is also facing the charge of seizure of weaponry, based solely on DNA evidence (which was found in a different area from where the incident took place, but that’s fine print if you are an anarchist and indeed a wanted one). Recently, prosecutions based on DNA are…fashionable with the Greek authorities, who have in this way found an easy way to incriminate people, granted that the genetic material of each and everyone of us can be found or transported anywhere at any given moment. With another older case still pending, for which he could have easily been acquitted if not a fugitive (after all he was recently acquitted from yet another frame-up against him), Simos finds himself in prison sentenced for two cases and in pre-trial detention for another three cases, in total. The essence of the case does not lie however in its legal-juridical side, although we consider a short description of the situation as necessary, in order for the comrades inside and outside of Greece to have a clear as possible picture of the intensity and size of the attempt from the side of the state to annihilate this particular comrade. We want the solidarity to his person, in face of his court on the 30/3/11, to be matching in its intensity and size.

In the last two years in Greece, the empire strikes back. In fear of the social explosions that might erupt due to the intensity of the economic crisis, it is trying to eliminate the factor, who through the diffusion of political consciousness during the explosion, could transform it into a revolution: the anarchist/anti-authoritarian milieu. In attempting this, democracy has lost the last even facade of democraticness. Protesters are beaten with unbelievable fierceness, anarchist spaces are labeled as safe-houses, people are led to prison accused of participating in … unnamed and unknown armed groups, others are accused of being “terrorists”, because they were walking down a road or were drinking a coffee. But unfortunately for those in power, were they repress one focus of resistance, another ten spring up…

They are trying to transform social struggles into a harmless and pointless activity, through the use of fear and repression. It is up to us to throw that fear back into their face. They are trying, through the paradigmatic annihilation of those in struggle who find themselves in their clutches, to deter the rest from choosing to struggle and resist, and to render the imprisoned comrades into ghosts, still remembered by only a few friends and relatives… It is up to us to not forget our comrades. It is up to us to take them back.

WE WILL NOT ALLOW SIMOS SEISIDIS’ ANNIHILATION. Not because he is “innocent”. Nor because he was brutally “punished” by the repressive mechanisms. BUT BECAUSE HE IS A FIGHTER.
WE DEMAND HIS IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Not out of “democratic sensitivity”. Nor out of humanism.

BUT BECAUSE HE IS A COMRADE.
WE CALL ON THOSE IN STRUGGLE, TO COMRADES INTERNATIONALLY, TO JOIN THEIR VOICES WITH OURS IN FACE OF THE TRIAL ON THE 30/3/2011. Not out of pity. Nor out of duty. But because we are anarchists.
AND SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON


Comrades in solidarity

UPDATE ON SIMOS CASE

S.Seisidis trial continued on Monday 18/4, although with the absence of Simos. Witnesses of defence testified (old colleagues, friends and comrades, such as G.Dimitrakis).

There was a delay in the procedure because there was a call for a bomb (prank) and the court was evacuated for a long time.

The trial will continue on the 5th of May 2011, 10.00am, on the 6th floor, with the remainder witnesses of defence. The reason why Simos did not come is that his leg was in pain and he did not want to be transported with a wheelchair. With the adventure of his prosecution he also faces the matter of treatment of his amputated leg, which takes place in the worst conditions, since he is kept in the “hospital” of the prisons.

FREEDOM TO SIMOS SEISIDIS

 

UPDATE ON SIMOS TRIAL

12/4/2011

The trial of fighter Simos Seisidis continued today with the examining of witnesses (3 or 4 men including the security guard of the bank where the robbery took place, a cop and 2 women) none of them recognized Simos and their testimonies were ridiculous and not based on their initial testimonies.. many contradictions that caused anger even to the prosecutors and judges…

the trial will continue 18/4/2011

WE SHALL ALL BE THERE!

SIMO HOLD STRONG UNTIL FREEDOM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE FROM THE APPEALS COURT OF ANARCHIST SIMOS SEISIDIS

30/3/11

About 50 gathered in solidarity, most outside the court room (they didn’t let them in claiming there were no seats).

Mostly today there were demands from the defence, concerning transport (handcuffed etc), and the masked armed cops in the court room. The cops chased some comrades down to Alexandras av. They definitely beat one comrade, it started when family members and comrades of Simos were attacked with no reason by the cops.

The trial continues on April 12th.

 

 

 

Information for the gathering at Syntagma square for Simos Seisidis

26/03/11

In view of the trial of S.Seisidis for the case of the robbery of the National bank onSolonos street, today there was a solidarity gathering for Simos in Syntagma square. Banners were dropped, pamphlets were given out to passer-bys and there was a sound system with a microphone informing about his case. About 100 people gathered in solidarity. Also, posters were put up in the area.

INFORMATION FROM THE SOLIDARITY DEMO FOR ANARCHIST SIMOS SEISIDIS.

500 people attended the solidarity demo yesterday 29/3 for our comrade Simos, cop attendance: 2-3 riot cop units followed closely. Passing by the 3 out of the 7 banks that are accusing him the demo passed by the national bank were the robbery took place. Very strong vibe..

THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM

IS STRONGER THAN THEIR PRISONS

POSTER FOR SIMOS SEISIDIS

He was TARGETED from the oppressive mechanisms

He was HUNTED as a fugitive after the robbery of the

National bank ofGreeceonSolonos streetbecause of his

comrade relationship with G.Dimitrakis

He had a BOUNTY placed on his head by the terrorist

M.Chrisohoidis for 600.000 euro

He was SHOT IN THE BACK by the “protectors of the citizen”

He was TORTURED by traitor doctors of state hospitals

He was MUTILATED on the right leg because of his heavy injury

He was IMPRISONED with five different prosecutions

He is TRIED as the “robber in black”

 

BUT STILL

The only victim in this story is the justice you call upon.

The only guilty in this story is your democracy.

Solidarity to M.Seisidis and G.Tsironis

Who are wanted for the same case

DEMO

TUESDAY 29/3/2011

PROPILEA ATHENS

Freedom to Simos

On the 8th of April early in the afternoon the national bank of greece in Exarchia square, Athens, was smashed as a token of support for Simos Seisidis. Flyers were also flown that wrote “Freedom to Simos Seisidis” and “cops and judges you will find us in front of you”.

Simos is accused and is being tried for the robbery in the national bank ofgreeceon solonos street in January 2006.

 

12/4/11

Attack on 2 banks in the centre of Athens

Freedom to Simos

On the 8th of April early in the afternoon the national bank of greece in Exarchia square, Athens, was smashed as a token of support for Simos Seisidis. Flyers were also flown that wrote “Freedom to Simos Seisidis” and “cops and judges you will find us in front of you”.

Simos is accused and is being tried for the robbery in the national bank of greece on solonos street in January 2006.

FREEDOM TO THOSE IN THE PRISON CELLS!

 

 

 

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As a small gift of solidarity with the comrade Simos we attack the following targets in the night 5 / 4 and 6 / 4:Athens (greece)
A private-cop motorbike ( D.IA.S) Street Leandros in Ano Glyfada
A vehicle  Of company Athens Guard Secuirity Street Atreus Petralona
A vehicle O.T.E of National Telecommunications combany on the road to Moraitinis THYMARAKIA
ATM-Bank Street in the square Klathmonos Praxiteles
-Alpha Bank ATM at Santa Barbara Street, Paleo Faliro
ATM – Bank of Cyprus site street Chalcis at Ano Patissia
-ATM Savings Bank Street in Smyrna Ch Hymettus
Struggle by any means – For the  Revolution First .

 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST SIMOS SEISIDIS
SOLIDARITY TO THE 3 FUGITIVES WANTED  MARIOS SEISIDIS GRIGORIS TSIRONIS  AND TO  THE ANARCHIST PRISONER GIANNIS  DIMITRAKIS
FREEDOM FOR ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

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Berlin: 24/3/11 Arson in solidarity with prisoners

ATM was burnt in Berlin. Communique on german action blog talks about anarchist prisoners in greece.

An autonomous group “Lambros Fountas” takes responsability for an arson against ATM in a metrostation. Read here:

https://directactionde.ucrony.net/node/1066

The text says it was burnt in solidarity with prisoners of the CCF and Revolutionary Struggle

case. Also for Giannis Skouloudis and Simos Seisidis.

>Anarchists attack RBS in Bristol (UK) 

Some Anarchists

24 March 2011
 from :http://325.nostate.net/?p=2006 
“In the framework of acting around the mass anti-cuts demo of 26th March 2011, we attacked RBS in Bristol during the night of 24th March 2011.
The main RBS building by Bristol Temple Meads was attacked by an anarchist affinity group armed with stones and glass bottles filled with paint, breaking windows and damaging staff vehicles. RBS, which was bailed out by the government, recently paid 780 million pounds in staff bonuses for the last year, plus 7.7million pounds bonus to RBS boss Stephen Hester. The government makes its money back by clawing it from the people at the base through the implementation of austerity measures and increased living costs, people who are already pushed to their limit.
We have acted outside the dimension of the mass demo on 26th March to make the point that, although some of us also attended there with the mass of the people on the streets of London, it is certain that our attack, solidarity and struggle demand of us that we act as well in our everyday lives and not just in the moment of spectacle. If the struggle stays at a certain level (essentially lobbying for the abolition of this or that law, the granting of certain rights, the manipulation of state finance, attending an ‘event’ etc), then the struggle will remain at a grotesque and unsatisfactory citizenism, perfectly in step with capital.
This action is dedicated to all those trapped in debt and struggling against the capitalist system on these islands, and it is also for those resisting corporate onslaughts abroad. We especially refer to those fighting against the Canadian Tar Sands mining project that RBS is funding, and to the peasants and allies fighting inKulon ProgoIndonesia, against a similar project to extract iron from their coastline sands. The peasants in Kulon Progo specifically requested and appreciate attacks such as the one made against RBS on 24th March. The Indonesian state is not known for its record in human, animal and ecological welfare. Indonesia likes to hide behind the image of pleasurable modern tourism for rich Europeans and their university back-packer sons and daughters armed with gap-year money, mobile phones and laptops, whilst the reality on the ground is very different. British arms companies and banks have helped and continue to facilitate murderous deeds and carnage there.
Finally, we will never forget about the prisoners of the social war in Greece, where a sporadically strong anti-capitalist/anti-authoritarian/anarchist struggle has been happening now for years; this is for Simos Seisidis, who has a trial on 30th March 2011. We keep him in our hearts as an unknown friend and to him we extend our hugs; this is also for those prisoners of the Revolutionary Struggle – Nikos, Pola, and Kostas; for all the prisoners of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, those who take responsibility and those who are accused; this is for ALL of the comrades there, and also ALL the dignified prisoners here in the UK who do not bow their heads, outside or inside the walls… In these times if you don’t begin fighting, you are truly lost and deserve the contempt our enemies receive.”

RBS INDONESIA 1

RBS INDONESIA 2
Some Anarchists

Tacoma,Wa: Two WellsFargosSmashed in Solidarity with Greek Anarchist Simos Seisidis

Posted on 03/30/2011 by continualwar

On the night of March 30th two Wells Fargo banks inTacomahad their windows smashed. This was done for the international day of solidarity with Simos Seisidis, a greek anarchist facing trial for the case of the “robbers in black” as well as six more bank robberies. For more information read http://325.nostate.net/?p=1857

If we smash the windows it’s not because life is expensive, but because commodities prevent us from living at all costs. Anyone who would defend a bank is either a fool or a cop.

reposted from: http://pugetsoundanarchists.org/node/471

Seattle,Wa: Banner Drop and Disruption in Solidarity with Greek Anarchist Simos Seisidis

Posted on 03/30/2011 by continualwar

Today inSeattlein solidarity with Simos Seisidis–on the day his trial begins and the day of international solidarity with him–a group of anarchists dropped a banner off the roof of a shopping center and strung another across the street. The rooftop banner read, “Total Freedom for Greek Anarchist Simos Seisidis. Anyone who defends a bank is either a fool or a cop!” The other read, “Not out of pity nor out of duty but because we are anarchists solidarity is our weapon” Flares and smoke bombs were thrown into the intersection to disrupt rush hour traffic and over twelve-hundred leafleats were thrown from the roof and in the street. We did this in spite of the presence of a police cruiser parked at the intersection. A crowd of pedestrians gathered, picking up leaflets and talking excitedly about what they had seen, as the anarchists disappeared in seconds. People were heard commenting positively about the “anarchist flash mob,” and one even climbed up to the roof, looked down at the banner, and then raised his fists in the air in excitement.

Berlin- Solidarity action for Simos(germany)30/3/11

There are informations that last night autonomous groups attacked three banks with hammers and stones.

Article on indymedia says that in different areas in Berlin three banks from Sparkasse lost their windows in attacks with hammers and stones.
The article is this:  https://linksunten.indymedia.org/de/node/36562

It says they did this because of the trial, starting against Simos Seisidis.

Newspaper this morning from one action:  http://www.bz-berlin.de/tatorte/attacke-auf-sparkassen-filiale-article1152184.html

Nat West Bank attacked in Nottingham (UK)

16/3

Last night the windows of Nat West Bank on Mansfield Road were smashed out, and anti-capitalist graffiti was left on the side of the building.
We did this because we refuse to submit to the will of capitalism.
Every single day that goes our love and rage grow.
Love for our friends and comrades around the world. Rage at the forces which try to cripple their sprit and
oppress all efforts to find freedom in their lives. Nat West bank is owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland who
violently support the destruction of the earth and the prison system, they are merely one aspect of the system entrapping  everything it comes into contact with. And this action was just one small gesture against all its
claims.
Until capitalism, white supremacy, and patriachy are destroyed we will find ways in which to fight back. We 
remember those who have fought before us and we search for those who will fight with us.
Love and Solidarity to Simos Seisidis and all those who are caged by this society and its culture. 
Yesterday we sharpened our teeth, as we prepare to fight back.

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Freedom for Simos

If we attack banks, it is because we recognize money as a central cause of our misery.

In Seattle, as in Athens, many people live in poverty, under a daily misery where life becomes merely survival, as the bosses and banks rob us of our time and dignity. Police, courts and prisons exist for all those who dare to confront that misery. More and more people are persecuted, beaten or murdered at the hands of the police and the State. Prisons function to destroy passion, to serve as a warehouse of undesirables, to spread despair, to kill rebellious spirits; to execute, plain and simply.

But in the U.S., as in Greece, as everywhere, there are those who do not kneel down to this system of exploitation. There are those who put despair and fear behind them. Those who grab life. Those who take action. Today, March 30th, 2011, the trial begins for “the robbers in black” in Athens, Greece. It involves the January 2006 National Bank robbery in Central Athens, as well as six other bank robberies. It is the same case for which the anarchist Yiannis Dimitrakis was sentenced to twelve years of prison.

Today our comrade Simos Seisidis is in the place of the accused. He was on the run for four years, and when captured was shot in the back of the leg which led to its amputation. Regardless of the crimes he is being charged with, the endless struggle for freedom is the crime that he has always committed. We are deaf to their moralistic sentences. We hear instead loud and clear the cry of freedom and the strength of passion as they try to bend those who will never break.

Solidarity is our weapon! Death to the Greek State! Death to all States!

The Spectacle wished to make us appear dreadful. We intend to be much worse.

For more info, check: http://actforfreedomnow.blogspot.com

reposted from: http://pugetsoundanarchists.org/node/476

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