Begining of the Trial The first hearing of the trial of the 4 italian comrades, concerning the no expo case, took place in the 20th of April in the courts of Milan. During the hearing , it was decided , that there would be a summary process, which means that neither the public prosecutors, nor the defendant’s lawyers would be able to bring new evidence to the court. During the...

On the 20th of April and  5th of May, our four italian comrades were brought to trial for their participation in the massive and confrontational no-expo demonstration that took place on Labor Day 2015, at Milan. A demonstration whose aim was to discredit the international exhibition “EXPO Milano”-an exhibition whose preparation has been an ongoing operation for the past seven years and whose opening fiesta was at the exact date...

Begining of the Trial The first hearing of the trial of the 4 italian comrades, concerning the no expo case, took place in the 20th of April in the courts of Milan. During the hearing , it was decided , that there would be a summary process, which means that neither the public prosecutors, nor the defendant’s lawyers would be able to bring new evidence to the court. During the...

1. In May 1st of 2015, a large demo took place in the context of the May Day strike in Milan. It wasn’t just a day of national general strike, but a day of a meeting of movements from all over Italy (grassroots unions, social centers, students’ groups, struggle committees about housing, immigration communities, the No Tav movement etc) against the austerity measures that were voted and applied by the...

The european arrest warrant for the 5 activists students and their attempted extradition to the italian authorities, is a prosecution for political reasons and an attack to every human being. It is attempting to criminalise the participation to (national and international) protests and the social/class struggles, The broad solidarity movement for the 5 activists which struggles to block their extradition and the cessation of every prosecution against them, is a...

On Saturday 28th of November , the day that had been declared european action day against the Expo 2015 that was also the 1St May celebration in Milan , during the movement against Expo , 4 students were taken into custody in Italy while 5 students were being prosecuted in Greece and they are now waiting the decree of the counsil of appeals , and the final answer to whether...

libcom.org A solidarity campaign is underway in Greece to block the extradition to Italy of five students in regards to the events in Milan on the 1st May. This is a case that will have implications for international organising. Early on November 12th, a general strike day, police arrested 5 students in northern Athens under a European Arrest Warrant. The 5 students are wanted by the Italian state for their...

In Tuesday 24/11 at 18:00, a demo solidarity occurred outside the Italian Embassy (Vassilissis Sofias Avenue & Sekeri Road), about the five Greek university students who are prosecuted via a European Arrest Warrant. The demo aimed to block their extradition to Italy, and the announce solidarity to the 4 Italians who are prosecuted for the same case. The protesters blocked the traffic at Vassilissis Sofias Avenue in front of the...

In 1 May 2014 in Milan, occurred the May Day strike rally against the international exhibition Expo. A commercial exhibition that came in direct conflict with the undervalued lives of the Milanese residents, in a country which is already in crisis. An exhibition-feast of the international capital, that became the motive for further policing and massive evictions in working-class neighbourhoods in Milan.   The next day, massive adductions occurred, amongst...

IMMEDIATE BLOCKAGE OF THE EXTRADITION TO ITALY OF THE 5 ACTIVISTS STUDENTS TO ITALY. SOLIDARITY TO THE 5 ITALIAN DEFENDANTS FOR THE SAME CASE. SOLIDARITY MARCH IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS, IN THURSDAY 26/11, FROM PAGKRATI GROVE AT 18:00.   WE SUPPORT THE SOLIDARITY ACTIONS AT THE ITALIAN EMBASSY AND THE SATURDAY MARCH FROM MONASTIRAKI.   OPEN ASSEMBLY OF VYRONAS, KAISARIANI & PAGKRATI RESIDENTS

On the 2nd of May in Milan, at a cafeteria near an occupied social center, a massive wave of adductions takes place, part of which were also 5 students from Ayia Paraskevi ( a suburb in Athens), who participate in the students’ movement and it’s struggles,  in the neighborhoods’ popular assembly and in labour and class demands. Thereafter the adducted stayed for 12 hours at the police headquarters of Milan,...

At the protests of 17 November* in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece, the students associations marched with banners supporting the five under extradition students. At table with leaflets about the 5 students had already be placed at the National Technical University of Athens, and leaflets were distributed about the case during the protests of 17 November. Read the leaflet here. A banner supporting the struggle of both the 5 students and...

Ιn Thursday 12 November, day of national general strike, police officers with a prosecutor invaded into the homes of five students in Agia Paraskevi borough and arrested them, after the demand of the italian state which has issued a european arrest warrant against them. The same day, in Milan, the italian police arrested five Italians who are accussed for the same case. With their participation in the No Expo demo...

Noone left alone, never and nowhere / Communities of struggle in every neighbourhood Ιn Monday 16/11, was the first day that the 5 students are obliged to present at the Agia Paraskevi Police Department. A massive distribution of leaflets occurred by 50 residents and friends, who accompanied the 5 comrades, showing that they are not going to leave them alone against the repression, and they will stand by them in...

In 1/5/2015, while traveling abroad, we participated in the May Day strike rally in Milan, which had as frontline the opposition to the Universal Exhibition Expo Milano 2015, which was taking place those days in Milan and was creating a suffocating economic and social climate at the expense of the lowest social strata in Milan. In 2/5/2015, a day after the rally, and on the sole criterion of our departure...

On Monday 16/11, an intervention occurred outside the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens, with the prostesters distributing leaflets, about the case of the 5 persecuted activists students who are under extradition to Italy. Also, the informative text was read through the loudspeakers of the National Technical University of Athens and it was distributed inside the university’s yard.