31 Jan 2009
Administrators of the 'Open Assembly for Solidarity to the Detainees from the Greek Uprising' blog are seeking people who can help with the translation of their blog in the following languages:
Posted by alexisedinburgh2008 at 12:12
28 Jan 2009
New laws - coming to effect from 16th of February - that will allow for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone who takes pictures of officers 'likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.
The Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 amends the Terrorism Act 2000 regarding offences relating to information about members of armed forces, a member of the intelligence services, or a police officer.
The new set of rules, under section 76 of the 2008 Act and section 58A of the 2000 Act, will target anyone who 'elicits or attempts to elicit information about [members of armed forces] … which is of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.
Read more here - (article in the British Journal of Photography)
20 Jan 2009
A big THANK YOU to Mozkorrak, Bottomfeeders and all of you that showed up at Sunday's gig.
Approximately £220 were raised during that evening. There are already several suggestions as to where and how the money will be sent to Greece for the legal expenses of the arrestees. This will be finalized at the forthcoming general meeting that is to be held soon.
Those that could not make it and want to contribute towards the fund-raising, please send us an email to arrange.
You can check out two videos - in youtube- from the gig:
More photos and videos from the event will be uploaded here within the week.
14 Jan 2009
The day when 15 year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos was shot dead by police without provocation, marked the beginning of a social uprising in Greece. His unlawful killing quickly became a symbol for the peoples disquiet with political corruption and media manipulation and propaganda. Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets to protest and actively reclaim a better social, political and economic system that is based on humans' basic rights of freedom and wellbeing and not capital or profit.
Since the 6th of December 2008 and until the 14th of January 2009 there have been 273 arrests*:
67 people already in prison awaiting trials.
19 people arrested in Larisa are being prosecuted under new anti-terrorist laws
In Solidarity to the Greek comrades and their social struggle, a gig is to be held this Sunday. It starts at 6pm in Forest Cafe, Edinburgh. Bands performing include: MOZKORRAK (drunken oi-oi) and BOTTOMFEEDERS ( local mentalists playing ersecore punk noise).
Entry is free, with donations towards legal expenses for those arrested during the Greek uprising