GREECE: Two Calls for International Campaigns of Anarchist Solidarity

[This submission from Greek comrades was received on 01.12.22]

Dear Comrades,

Revolutionary greetings from Greece. We are contacting you with two initiatives with which we are trying to start a dialogue with the wider subversive movement on an international level. We, an initiative of anarchists based in Athens, Greece, call upon international solidarity with imprisoned revolutionary anarchist Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis, who is currently serving a 16-year prison sentence for his armed revolutionary struggle in Greece and his involvement in the urban guerilla organization, Revolutionary Self-Defense.

The organization of Revolutionary Self-Defense carried out 5 armed attacks against different international mechanisms of power in the years from 2014-2017 (Read more in the attached links).

Dimitris Hatzivasileiadis was captured in August 2020 after 18-months of clandestinity. He has taken the political responsibility for his involvement with the organization and it’s actions. The Court of Appeal is scheduled to start on the 9th of February 2022.

What is on trial is nothing less than the guerilla struggle itself – both its history and its future.

As such, we have launched two separate initiatives:

International Campaign for Revolutionary Anarchism and Solidarity with Revolutionary Prisoners

With this international campaign we wish to spread the specific proposals for the future of the guerilla struggle which comrade Dimitris Hatzivasileiadis wrote during his 18 months of clandestinity. The idea is to organize discussions with the comrade from prison with comrades from abroad to develop international perspectives on the role of militancy and armed struggle in our common struggle for the liberation of our lives. Read more here:

Campaign for Financial Support: International Solidarity with Revolutionary Anarchist Prisoner Dimitris Hatzivasileiadis

The comrade is serving a 16-year prison sentence for his revolutionary struggle. As such, there is a continuous need for financial support for the comrade and the organization of solidarity on the ground. The financial support of incarcerated revolutionaries is not only an act of solidarity with the fighters who gave everything for our collective liberation and thus a part of our collective self-defense; it is also a crucial tool in the strengthening of the international revolutionary struggle towards the reconstruction of our world based on the principles of freedom: horizontalism, self-organization and equal solidarity. Link for the financial campaign:

These are separate initiatives which of course can be combined in solidarity events. However, please note that financial support is not a prerequisite for participation in the political discussion proposed in the campaign for revolutionary anarchism.

In solidarity,
– some anarchists in greece

Graffiti in Athens: “Let us reinforce the guerilla struggle. Bullets to the servants of authority. – Organization of Revolutionary Self-Defense.”

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