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(en) Greece, Anarchist collectivity "Circle of Fire" APO - Blocking in version 5 fighters to the Italian authorities - Termination of proceedings for the May Day protest in Milan (gr) [machine translation]

Date Thu, 7 Jan 2016 13:40:11 +0200

Unlike the surrounding perception of the European Arrest Warrant as "neutral" legal tool, which supposedly exceptionally used today, "crisis conditions" for the suppression of social-class struggles, so bring the core of this very policy targeting. - Replacing older interstate extradition agreements between EU Member States, the ECA came to imprint judicial level the authoritarian vision of European integration: the establishment of a single holding space, control and repression that operates as a base for capitalist attack beyond its borders it, like a fortress for migrants and refugees attempting to enter its territory and like a vast prison inside ... [i] ---- It is an aspect of emergency permanent status and is linked to a long process of political and economic integration for expansion of capitalist plunder and the consolidation of State terrorism in the direction of modern totalitarianism.

2001: At the dawn of large international protests against globalization of domination - which inspired the Zapatista uprising shook Seattle and a year later in Prague, where conducted meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank - performed in Madrid the first European Meeting on Terrorism. In that representatives of the European Commission and the heads of the police authorities of the Member States and organized by Europol and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior. During that period, stressing the need to broaden the term "terrorism" with the Spanish Minister Oreja say that "this is not just a group of commandos, but a project that tries to find roots in society and to fight it is also necessary to combat the social, economic, political and communication structures to support and nourish. " O He recognizes the priority setting evroentalmatos, to overcome the barriers of complex extradition procedures.

Product of the meeting is the Document of Madrid, which placed particular object suppression of "anarchist terrorism and radicalism," photographing mainly international demonstrations.

"In the course of the meeting, the Director General of the Spanish Police Juan Corito had already announced that Spain, Italy and Greece reached an agreement to establish" research group on combating terrorism of radical groups operating in all three countries. " It is the first time that groups "radical" or "anarchist" officially enter the scope of Europol, it is no coincidence that this happens immediately after the fighting demonstrations against globalization that took place in Prague and, together with the Synod of Madrid, in Davos. (...) As regards the integration of European judicial systems, the Madrid Document proposes the implementation of a joint anti-terror legislation between Member States (...), simplification of extradition procedures (...) and the promotion of a European arrest warrant. " [ii]

2002: In the environment of the global anti-terrorist crusade, the characteristics received after September 11, the EU Council concludes the "Framework Decision on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between Member States."

2004: Member States now incorporate the EAW into national law (with the exception of Italy that apply from 2005 onwards), since the homogenization prior largely of anti-terrorism laws.

Milan, May 1, 2015

In pan Outside, tens of thousands of demonstrators from Italy and other countries to the streets of Milan for Labour Day, but also against the opening of the International Exhibition Expo 2015 and what it represents: the deification of the goods, exploitation of workers, the sterilization and refining of the city, housing and political repression occupations held in view of the organization. The city enjoys a special status, with its historical center blocked with iron fences and suffocating police presence. Defying the climate of state terrorism in the course crowd involved social, class and political collectives -somateia base, squats, social centers, migrant communities, k.a- students and during the break clashes with police to where the delimited ' restricted zone ".

One day later, police brought five students from Greece, under massive afferent in Milan, on removal from occupied social center and exclusively based on their presence in a game space. Then they are released without being charged with any.

Athens, November 12, 2015, a general strike day

The Greek police invades the homes where they live five students-members of the Open Meeting of Residents of Agia Paraskevi and captures based on European Arrest Warrant issued by the Prosecutor of Milan, which requests the extradition to Italy. It is the first time the ECA applied against activists for their participation in international social-class mobilizations. After the one-day detention in Security, led the Court of Appeal and set free on bail pending a court decision on their issue. Persecution also bring in five fighters from Italy, four of them in detention. Manufactured indictments based on Italian law of the era of Mussolini, essentially making it a felony participation in a demonstration.

On 7, 8 and 11 January 2016 the Court of Appeal heard the request by issuing five student activists from Greece to the Italian authorities. It is a matter for all racers from the bottom to prevent it, our weapon solidarity to put a barrier to new upgraded repressive approaches to retaliate in the state and transnational terrorism.

Anarchist collectivity "Circle of Fire" -
member of the APO (Anarchist Political Organization - Federation collectives)

[i] Anarchist Bulletin # 23 June 2003

[ii] EndikaZulueta, «H Europol persecute anarchists and radicals" mtf. Anarchist Bulletin No. 10, April 2001
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