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Greek action roundup

From Culmine (April 24, 2011):

The following is just a small selection of recent attacks that have taken place in Greece (and haven’t been covered in detail elsewhere):

During the morning of April 5 to 6, a series of arsons was carried out in Athens as a display of solidarity with Simos Seisidis. The rather succinct communiqué, which also mentioned Marios Seisidis, Grigoris Tsironis, and Yiannis Dimitrakis, was unsigned and claimed responsibility for torching: a DIAS squad pig’s personal motorcycle in Ano Glyfada, a car belonging to the Athens Security Guard company in Petralona, a Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) car in Thymarakia, a National Bank of Greece ATM downtown, an Alpha Bank ATM in Palaio Faliro, a Bank of Cyprus ATM in Ano Patissia, and a TT Hellenic Postbank ATM in Hymettus.

At 10:20 p.m. on April 18, gazakia ignited on the office doorsteps of well-known PASOK politicians Vasso Papandreou and Fanni Palli-Petralia. Their offices were respectively on the fifth floor and the mezzanine of a building on Akadimia Street in the heart of downtown Athens. The communiqué was signed by the Zero Tolerance Organization and dedicated the action—a message to all politicians—to “the dozens of revolutionaries being held captive in the State’s dungeons.”

On the morning of April 19, a masked group invaded the Holargos metro station and proceeded to destroy ticket vending and validation machines with hammers. They also scattered a number of leaflets containing a short communiqué signed by the Rebel Passengers. A similar action (with the addition of paint bombs) took place at 4 p.m. the same day at the Syngrou-Fix station.

Finally, several days ago the December 6 Organization—via an extensive communiqué entitled “Silence Is Obedience. It’s Worth Living for a Dream. Thoughts on Developing a Destabilization Program.”—claimed responsibility for leaving a bomb inside the Neos Kosmos municipal treasury building in Athens on March 23. On that day, the building was evacuated after a warning call, and the bomb—hidden in a bathroom and consisting of explosive material plus a clockwork timer—failed to detonate. The December 6 Organization’s most prominent attack to date took place on January 15, 2010, when a powerful bomb exploded inside the Press Ministry in downtown Athens. The group first appeared on December 21, 2008, claiming responsibility for the symbolic act of mailing 9mm bullets to renowned reporter-snitch Yiannis Pretenderis and criminologist Alexis Kougias (who at the time was the defense attorney for the pig Epaminondas Korkoneas, murderer of Alexandros Grigoropoulos). On January 4, 2009, they used gazakia to torch a regional office of the New Democracy party, and on February 5, 2009, they employed a similar method to attack the office of Christos Markogiannakis, then acting as interim Interior Minister and thus responsible for matters of so-called public safety.

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