“Freedom, therefore Anarchy is perceivable but cannot be possessed. It is the qualitative whole which I lose at that exact moment that I wonder if I can maintain it and guarantee it against the demands of someone else. To give controls without a price in return the quality, to give yourself means to open yourself up without asking for something in exchange. Without this we will never reach quality but we will always remain in the impenetrable of the deed. The action that doesn’t involve me, that doesn’t change my life by placing me in danger, is just a deed, a routine that tends to pollute even my everyday existence.”
1st of October 2009, an expropriation of a bank in Trikala takes place. Later that same day, anarchists Christos Stratigopoulos and Alfredo Bonanno are arrested and imprisoned awaiting trial. Christos assumes responsibility for the action while Alfredo refuses the charges laid upon him.
Up to this day the two comrades remain imprisoned having to face the appalling conditions that prevail in the prison cells of Greek democracy. As always also now, in times of crisis on all levels, the state- the unified party of the bosses, those legal robbers who amass social wealth in their safes and label, through the mass media, as a robber whoever fights against this condition of oppression and exploitation- knows how to punish in an exemplary way its stated enemies.
Particularly in the case of A. Bonanno, the 73 year-old comrade with a long and polymorphous presence in the lines of the international anarchist- subversive current who faces serious- diagnosed even by the state- health problems (heart condition, diabetes, serious myosceletical problems), his continued detention takes on the characteristics of vengefulness and of his physical destruction and places his life in imminent danger.
Like every captive of the state
also Christos and Alfredo are not alone
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ALFREDO BONANNO
SOLIDARITY TO CHRISTOS STRATIGOPOULOS