Bomb explodes at J.P. Morgan Office in Athens (from CNN)
A medium sized-bomb exploded Tuesday at a building housing offices of J.P. Morgan, the financial services firm, Greek police said. A warning was phoned to a Greek newspaper 30 minutes before the explosion, and police evacuated the building, police spokesman Takis Papapetropoulos told CNN. No one was hurt. The callers did not identify themselves, he said. The warning call "means they don't want to have victims," he said. "They never say who it is when they call. They claim it after." The call came about 7:15 p.m. (12:15 p.m. ET), he said. (See also a short Greek newsclip with pictures from the place of the bombing).
Further news from Tuesday 16th Februay (by Indymedia Germany)
* Massive gathering on the today's time-table changing of workers at METKA factory in
* 'Looting Brigades' urban guerrilla organisation took the responsibility for the looting actions against two government organisations in Irakleio town on Creta island. As they state, their targets will be any authoritans' structure which gets involved in the social control methods.
* 'Groups for Destruction of Social Peace' took the responsibility for two looting devices at Emporiki Bank in Zografou district of Athens early in the mourning on 15th February. Their action in solidarity with all the social fighters who are under provisionally hostage by the state and with people who fight for social freedom.
News from Monday 15th February (by Indymedia Germany)
* Intensity in the police station of
News from Sunday 14th February (by Indymedia Germany)
* 'Anarchist Saboteurs' took the responsibility for blocking 63 cash-machines in Athens with glue, silicone and polyurethane foam on 11th and 12th of February. They express their solidarity with the comrades Polykarpos Georgiadis and Vaggelis Chrysochoidis, accused for participating in the kidnapping of industrialist Mylonas. They condemn the state and the bosses as kidnappers, thieves and asassins who plunder the lives of people in daily time, imposing us as, an one and only solution, the payed slavery.
* More actions in solidarity with Volkan Sevinc took place around
Interview with Polykarpos Georgiadis, blamed by Greek Authorities for participation in the industrialist Mylonas kidnapping (translation from Indymedia Germany, originally published in the Greek newspaper 'Proto Thema')
Question: In a letter of yours from inside the prison you have made clear that innocence and guiltiness is a fake separation, which has to make only with the legal arsenal of state. During the beginning of the trial your statement was that you deny the blames. Which exactly is your line of defense?
Answer: In the court I denied the indictment, accepting only the event that as an antiauthoritarian and friend I helped Palaiokostas to hide himself. Beyond this, the dipole innocence-guiltiness is a tool in the hands of bourgeois legal thought and does not concider me. The Civil Law, in which is also contained this dipole, intends only for ensuring the operational conditions of the capitalists' criminal class. If I would have been affirming either innocent or guilty it would be like accepting this framework. On the other hand, since 19th century the court is a public forum for the radical movement. I used this forum not only about the criminal aspect of the case, but also to defend my political choices.
Q: Palaiokostas relieves you from any cooperation in the kidnapping of Mylonas. He returns the involvement of your in the case on your friendship. But from your side, you go one step further and advocate morally and ideologically his actions. Don't you think that this way, you make things more difficult in your position?
A: Morally and ideologically in solidarity with Palaiokostas' actions is the whole of Greek population. Let us put all in prison! I would just like to remind the words of Rigas Feraios: "When the Authorities rape, fail, destroy the rights of people [...] then, the revolution from people or a part of them, to grasp the weapons and punish the tyrrans is the most sacred of all the laws and the most essential of all his debts".
Q: What do you think about the attitude of Mylonas in front of you?
A: I think that Mylonas or he is under confuse or his service is configured. He fell into numerous contradictions - such as, for example, the existence of an Albanian citizen in the kidnapping, who disappears as if by magic!. And reached the point to recognize me because of my ears! It was a breath of hilarity in the cop-occupied court room. Unlike, his wife was honest and refused to recognize us. This deposit was ignored - luckily happened? - by the urban mass media. I have expressed in public my opinion about Mylonas: weight against the planet and barrier of winds, like all the capitalists.
Q: What is considered from you as a key element of the indictment against you?
A: EKAM (higher special cop-army units) caught me in the act drinking raki and watching a movie of Monty Python together with Palaiokostas. Isn't it enough? There is also a ridiculous 'confession' of a guy who gets self-defeating continually. And the 'recognition' by Mylonas who presents me as tall and thin with 1,90m height when in reality I am 1,75m tall!
Q: The Queen's Peace minister together with the mass media, talk about about interweaving between anarchist space and common criminals...
A: In the great bazaar of policy, the inexpensive rhetoric are for nothing. The U.S.-traditional guard Bonaparte (the Queen's Peace minister) is not an exception of this rule. As for the 'crime', it is a word which together with the magic wand of the dominant ideology joints uneven social phenomena with different origins and different directions. In most cases we can talk about a special civil war. Poor people steal other poor people. On the other hand, we have the accumulation of black money with crystal clear logic of capitalism. Not missing the conscious offenders of law, descendants of the 'social banditry', but they are few. The social bandity was rooted in the sense of community solidarity inside the traditional societies. Urbanization broke down this sense and replaced it with filotomarismos (individualism, being interested only in personal survival). The criminal delinquency is the inverted image of the class / hierarchical society. It does need the mirror to live. The revolutionary action is to break the mirror. Some common outward characteristics are meaningless to their diametrically opposite contents. Besides, this identification has a clear political objective to slander action of the antiauthoritarian movement.
Q: Last year, large protests took place in prisons in the country, where you also participated together with other antiauthoritarian prisoners. A year later, nothing has changed?
A: Lountemis used to say: "Fascism died and was reborn on paper to life". Fascism of the 21st century is called person's reformation through imprisoning. Almost nothing has changed since last year. The same miserable conditions, the same overpopulation, the same hyper-criminalization. Before any week, even, the 'socialistic' MAT (special police forces) were trained on the bodies of prisoners in Diavata jailhouse, so be prepared later to face the terrorists-protesters on the streets.