Greek anarchist group says it shot up Israeli Embassy

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 3.18.21 PMFrom ekathimerini.com

The guerrilla organization Group of Popular Fighters has claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on the Israeli Embassy in Athens in December, the police said on Wednesday after collecting a memory stick with the group’s proclamation from a trash bin in Nea Smyrni.

The police were tipped off to the location of the memory stick by staff at Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper who received an anonymous call late on Tuesday. A newspaper employee visited the location indicated by the caller but found nothing and alerted police who discovered the device and were examining it on Wednesday.

Ballistics tests on bullet casings found outside the embassy in Psychico in December showed they were fired from two Kalashnikov assault rifles used in a similar attack on the German ambassador’s residence in Halandri in December 2013. Group of Popular Fighters claimed responsibility for that hit and for a shooting at the Athens offices of the New Democracy party in January 2013.

[Greece] Video: Future Suspended

Future Suspended (english) from Ross Domoney on Vimeo.

 

Athens, Greece

From Ross Domoney

How does a global financial crisis permeate the spaces of the everyday in a city? Our final 35′ documentary film traces the multiple transformations of crisis-ridden Athenian public space and those who traverse it.

Future Suspended is divided in three sections. “Privatised” explores the legacy of mass privatisation projects that preceded the 2004 Olympics, placing them in the context of present day privatisation schemes. “Devalued” gazes at the ever-shrinking spaces of migrants in the city and the devaluation of their lives that comes as a result. “Militarised” shows how, in face of the crisis, this devaluation turns into a generalised condition. Continue reading

CIA, FBI, Turkish and Greek Intelligence Agencies Collaborate to Arrest Kurds Suspected of DHKP/C Involvement

One of the four arrested Turkish men is escorted by anti-terror police officers to the court in Athens, Feb 11. AP photo
From hurriyetdailynews.comOne of the four arrested Turkish men is escorted by anti-terror police officers to the court in Athens, Feb 11. AP photo

The Feb. 10 anti-terror operation in Greece that led to the arrests of senior members of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C) was conducted by Greek security forces in tandem with U.S. and Turkish intelligence agencies, daily Hürriyet has revealed.
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Famed Greek Anarchist Bails Out on Parole

From ekathimerini.com

A senior officer of the Greek Police on Tuesday expressed concern that Costas Sakkas, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed anarchist charged with participation in an urban guerrilla group, may turn to violence after violating the terms of his conditional release. According to the officer, who wished to remain unnamed, authorities have no clues as to Sakkas’s whereabouts after he failed to report in to his local police precinct in Kaminia in Piraeus by midnight on Monday. “We catch them on the one hand, and, on the other, they are let go,” the police officer told Skai on Tuesday afternoon. Another officer, serving with Greece’s counter-terrorism unit, estimated that Sakkas decided to cut loose because he was due to post 15,000 euros in bail on Tuesday imposed by a prosecutor as part of the terms of two separate release orders. Continue reading

[Photo Gallery/ Teaser] Exarcheia Neighborhood Athens

Athens, Greece

Following up on a conversation that was a triggering point for a refugee and Bay Area Intifada contributor to pack their bags, get out of the open air prison we call the US of …. ugh ugh ugh and travel to various flash points in the current refugee struggle taking place in Europe – BAI would like to share a simple photo gallery that gives a glimpse into the anti-authoritarian community of Exarcheia, Athens and the pretty spectacular street art that it is literally covered in.

In the coming weeks, BAI intends to release a series of articles on various issues within these communities… basically to figure stuff out through first hand experience, rather than more ish talking and assumptions. So have a look:

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Portrait of Pavlos Fyssas, aka Killah P, antifascist rapper murdered by Golden Down members on 17 September 2013.
Photo by MKFor more info: http://roarmag.org/2013/09/pavlos-fyssas-killed-golden-dawn/ 

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A memorial at the exact spot where 15 year old student Alexis Grigoropoulos was murdered by police on 6 December 2008, which sparked the largest and most intense uprising in recent Greek history.
Photo by MK

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[Pics/Vid] Athens: Bomb Explodes at Tax Office in Rich Suburb

[BAI NOTE: The following is a compilation of pictures, reports and video from Keep Talking Greece , Zougla.gr & Down.com]  

Athens, Greece

A bomb exploded outside the tax office of Kifissia, a noble  suburb in the north of Greek capital Athens. The explosion followed a warning phone call by anonymous perpetrators at newsportal zougla.gr.

The device exploded at 4:58 a.m., while the phone call was done at 4:25 a.m. Zougla reports that the perpetrators announced, the blast could occur at 4:55 a.m.

– See more at: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2013/09/26/athens-bomb-explodes-at-tax-office-after-anonymous-call-at-newsportal/#sthash.w7z2R4J4.dpuf

A bomb exploded outside the tax office of Kifissia, a noble  suburb in the north of Greek capital Athens. The explosion followed a warning phone call by anonymous perpetrators at newsportal zougla.gr.

The device exploded at 4:58 a.m., while the phone call was done at 4:25 a.m. Zougla reports that the perpetrators announced, the blast could occur at 4:55 a.m.

– See more at: http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2013/09/26/athens-bomb-explodes-at-tax-office-after-anonymous-call-at-newsportal/#sthash.w7z2R4J4.dpuf

An unidentified person called a Greek newspaper and a news website around 0200 GMT warning a bomb would go off in the upscale suburb of Kifissia within 30 minutes. Police cordoned off the area where many business executives and politicians live. Continue reading

[Video] UPDATE : 10 Escape in Migrant Rebellion In Notorious Greek Detention Center

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Migrants and Refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria, among others, burnt down container-like holding cells and fought prison guards in one of the world’s most notorious immigrant detention centers.

10 police officers are said to have sustained injuries in clashes with stone throwing refugees. There have been frequent reports of deplorable conditions with beatings and torture being wide spread in what many describe as a concentration camp in Amygdaleza, near Athens.

BAI NOTE: The following are unconfirmed unedited updates from anonymous sources on the ground:

-10 migrant detainees managed to escape the camp during the riot (two people from Afghanistan and eight from Pakistan) and there is a huge police operation at the surrounding area and Athens at the moment for their arrest

– 41 migrants are being prosecuted and face deportation (17 from Pakistan – 9 Afghanistan – 14 Bangladesh – 1 Morocco).

– There are still no confirmations of injuries or the shooting (Many suspect a cover up is taking place)… as this was reported by the people inside the camp and there is no report or contact with people inside the camp once police blocked all phones and forbid all communications

The police have released a video showing the aftermath the riot torn detention center with burnt out holding containers and heavily damaged barbed wire gates.

Bai Note: Instead of the video’s intended purpose of demonizing the rebelling refugees, Greek security forces instead released footage of a concentration camp-style detention center with containers, which were used to hold inmates. The conditions shown give obvious reasons to why a riot would erupt. Many of the prison guards (along with police and other security forces) belong to the rapidly growing Golden Dawn, a far right political organization gaining strength in parliament, as well as on the ground through social programs and political outreach. On a daily basis, Golden Dawn members target immigrants all over Greece, using harassment and brutal violence, which oftentimes, leads to death. The group does this with impunity, due to its close relations with police and security forces–the majority of who are Golden Dawn party members.

The situation in Greece looks increasingly dire and headed toward fascism. Sources on the ground say that Golden Dawn has a chance of taking over many political positions in Athens, which would effectively give them control over implementing laws that their party members (police & security forces) can then enforce.

Read BAI original post on this situation here

For Mainstream Meida Reports on the Migrant Rebellion see here & here

For more information on the plight of migrants in Greece watch “Into the Fire” .

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