Sunday, 16 January 2011

Regarding the attack against Cyprus Indymedia by the para-state apparatus

by: Efylakas Editorial Team
Συντακτική Ομάδα «Εμπροσθοφύλακας»

Regarding the attack against Cyprus Indymedia by the para-state apparatus
11 January 2011

Dear members of the International Indymedia Network,

We are sending this letter on behalf of the editorial team, because we believe that the accusations against Cyprus Indymedia are false and slanderous, on behalf of people who are in a suspiciously cozy relationship with the oppressive Christofias state.

The editors of Cyprus Indymedia have been harassed the last years by the state apparatus, the secret services and the police, and lately, increasingly, by the para-state apparatus of the Stalinist ruling party AKEL. Such organizations, under the "anti-racist" and "anti-fascist" banners, have criminalized every form of democratic dissent against AKEL, a Stalinist political party, that among others:
- Has collaborated with the occupational Turkish puppet government of Mehmet Ali Talat, an ex-volunteer solider of the fascist TMT, and recently with the far-right Turkish politician Dervish Eroglu.
- By collaborating with the puppet "political" leaders of the Turkish military occupation forces, AKEL has effectively denied thousands of indigenous Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot refugees to return to their indigenous homeland.
- Haravgi newspaper, the mouthpiece of the ruling party, passionately supports, to this day, the massacre of the 22,000 Polish POWs by Stalin and the NKVD - AKEL, and all the peripheral para-state groups that strengthen it, support a racist federal "solution" to the Cyprus problem, a constitutional regime akin to the South African Apartheid, where the northern part of Cyprus will have (by law) to be permanently Turkish, and the South will have (by law) to be permanently Greek.
- "Intellectuals" close to AKEL have openly called for an alliance between AKEL and neoliberal, capitalist forces in order to impose a federal Apartheid regime upon the Cypriots, both Greek and Turkish. In fact, back in 2004, such groups received funding by USAID and UNOPS.
Such para-state organizations are lying, by saying, for example, groups such as 'Epalxi' are racist and fascist, when in fact such groups are: - Grassroots student movements that oppose an Apartheid solution to the Cyprus problem - Are active supporters of further democratization of the state - Frequently bring to the attention of the press and the people the Stalinist behavior of the state, and members of such grassroots groups have been arrested by the Police for leafleting, chanting slogans, and so forth

AKEL's government, the same Christofias's government that these "anti-racist" and "anti-fascist" groups support, is the only government in Cyprus that had a blogger arrested for criticizing the government. Xenis Xenofontos, a young activist lawyer and a Socialist, had his house invaded at 6:30am on the 6th of May 2010 by policemen, had his computers confiscated, and the state attempted to prosecute him on a false pretext.

Supporters of such groups, instead of supporting the socialist activist they openly supported the Stalinist actions of the state and the police which included prior eavesdropping and spying on Xenofontos's communications!

It also has to be noted that since Demetris Christofias took over the Presidency, such "anti-fascist" and "anti-racist" groups have multiplied, and are usually led by the same small group of people, all connected in some way or another with AKEL. AKEL's supporters effectively use the labels "anti-fascist" and "anti-state" to name their groups, in order for the activists outside of Cyprus to be confused and as such to be below the radar of scrutiny by people such as you.

Please do take into consideration all of the above. The Cyprus Indymedia has been a victim of harassment by the state apparatus for years, on the contrary with the accusers of it that recently have been participating in violent rallies and demonstrations funded by two Ministries of the state and the state-sponsored "Youth Organization of Cyprus".

Thank you for your time.

Best regards,

Efylakas Editorial Team

From the IMC-Europe Archives:

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Αγαπητοί συναγωνιστές του Κυπριακού Indymedia,

Σας αποστέλλουμε αντίγραφο της επιστολής που στείλαμε στο ευρωπαϊκό Indymedia, σχετικά με τις επιθέσεις που δέχεστε από τις παρακομματικές και παρακρατικές δυνάμεις του ΑΚΕΛ.

Το δημοκρατικό έλλειμα επί Χριστόφια έχει μεγαλώσει δραματικά, και δυστυχώς κανένας δεν διαμαρτύρεται, κυρίως η ηγεσία του ΔΗΣΥ (το αντίθετο, πρόσφατα ο ΔΗΣΥ, σε σύμπνοια με το ΑΚΕΛ, επιτέθηκε κατά των διαφωνούντων με την ρατσιστική ΔΔΟ), πράγμα που σημαίνει πως σύντομα όλοι οι δημοκράτες θα βρισκόμαστε στο στόχαστρο.

Καλή δύναμη και εμείς είμαστε στο πλευρό σας!

Εκ μέρους της
Συντακτικής Ομάδας 'Εμπροσθοφύλακας'

From the IMC Cyprus Archives:

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Another Collective Response by Cyprus IndyMedia to New Accusations

Cyprus IndyMedia Collective Responds to Accusations from Athens and Patra IndyMedia


  1. "Καλή δύναμη και εμείς είμαστε στο πλευρό σας!"

    Μα τι λόγια, Φάρμακο στα φαρμάκια των τελευταίων εβδομάδων, βάλσαμο στις πληγές που άνοιξαν οι πίκρηδες...


  2. Κοπέλια,εφαηθήκετε μεταξύ σας ενόψει εκλογών τζιαι έφταιξε σας ο ...Στάλιν πάλε;

  3. Ε,κοπέλια του ΕΘΝΟΦΎΛΑΚΑ,είδετε κανέναν απελπισμένον εδεκίτην να κυκλοφορεί στες μερκές σας τζιαι να παραμιλά για καραβοκύρηδες και καρυδάκια;(παρήχηση του κ και του ρ)!Αν η κατάστασή του επιδεινωθεί θα φωνάζει και "κοράκια","καρούμπαλα","κρα-κρα","κέρατα","κράτος"και "κρέμασμα"

  4. Ορίστε, πάλιν απειλές για ξυλοκοπήματα (μιλά ο "Ἁρχιεπίσκοπος" γιά "καρούμπαλα") και εκτελέσεις - γιατί άλλωστε μιλά ο "Ἁρχιεπίσκοπος" γιά "κρεμάλες";

    Δεν έχει πάτον τούτη η κατηφόρα. Ο καθεστωτικός "Ἁρχιεπίσκοπος" εκφράζει την τάση που επέλεξαν οι αντίπαλοι και δεν σταματούν: εξωθούν τα πάντα προς τη Διχόνοια και τον εμφύλιο.


  5. Dersu Uzala,είσαι απίστευτος!Να 'σαι καλά, με έκαμες να γελάσω πρωί-πρωί!Αν δεν είσαι ο κρυβόμενος ΕΔΕΚ Η.Β ή ο ΠΕΝΤΑΡΟΓΙΩΡΚΟΣ(μόνον εκείνοι διαθέτουν τόση βλακεία και εμμονές με μανία καταδίωξης),θα έλεγα ότι είσαι το νέο αστέρι της μπλογκόσφαιρας!Να συμπληρώσω,λοιπόν,την "αποκρυπτογράφηση" της ανάρτησής μου που την άφησες ημιτελή:εκτός των ξυλοκοπημάτων και των εκτελέσεων που διέγνωσες,επίσης θα σας γαμήσουμε τις γυναίκες(κέρατα),θα σας ρίξουμε να σας φανε τα όρνια(κοράκια)θα σας κράξουμε(κρα-κρα)και θα σας φιμώσουμε,επιδεικνύοντας τη δύναμή μας(κράτος)!Άτε,ΠΕΝΤΑΡΟΓΙΩΡΚΟ,ετοίμασε καμιά "έρευνα" στο νεκρό σου "μπλογκ" για τις φασιστικές απειλές της...Επαγρύπνησης!

  6. Το ήθος του καθεστώτος σε όλο του το μεγαλείο.

  7. arxiepiskope kanenas pu jinus pu ipes ennen o dersu uzala

    apla en o petros/solonas

  8. Αδύνατον!Είναι δυνατόν η τόσο διακεκριμένη ηλιθιότητα να συναντάται σε τόσο μεγάλη συχνότητα;

  9. Ιανουαρίου 18, 2011 στις 8:19 μμ
    Παρέμβαση του περιοδικού “Ανατροπή”
    To: The Athens, Patras and Istanbul IMCs
    The state of affairs with Cyprus Indymedia
    Dear Friends,
    This note is written in hope that it will serve as an indictment of those presently administrating Cyprus Indymedia. Put straightforwardly, they are open supporters of Greek ultra-nationalism. They are at ease in the company of far-right and even fascist groupings, whose reactionary “anti-capitalism” and “right to free speech” they fervently defend. They even defend the “right” of Nazis, of anti-Muslims and Holocaust deniers (of ELAM, the sister organisation of Chrysi Avgi in Cyprus) to hold terror marches in the streets of Nicosia and in other cities.
    Not only the economy goes wild in times of crisis. One often finds that those who in conditions of relative “normality” exhibit a pronounced contradictory consciousness – in this instance, a blend of libertarianism and steadfast nationalism – in times of crisis they invariably go berserk.
    A first manifestation of this lopsided condition of the administrators of Cyprus Indymedia came soon after the attack against Turkish Cypriot students at English School by ultra-nationalist EFEN members back in 2006. To this racist assault, Cyprus Indymedia responded by giving platform to EFEN to put its “case” across. Since then, they have progressively elaborated further their own extreme nationalist discourse and simultaneously have become sturdy apologists to ALL ultra-nationalist and Nazi ventures. Only in this sense can they be seen to be critical of mainstream nationalist parties – from their Right. (Examples abound in the Greek section of their site.)
    Amidst phoney protestations and nauseating personal exposés, Petros Evdokas and Solon Antartis – the administrators of Cyprus Indymedia – have irrevocably crossed over to the side of reaction. This sorry spectacle cannot be simply ignored. For Indymedia today is not merely seen as providing sanctuary to a couple of semi-psychotic individuals. Far more importantly, it is providing in practice a strong “democratic” alibi to organisations of the extreme right. Please note further that these organizations have been on the ascendance over the last 2 or 3 years. It is for this reason that the issue has now become most urgent and it is for this reason that confidence in the administrators of Cyprus Indymedia must be now resolutely withdrawn.
    Best regards,
    Daphnos Economou
    Member of “Anatropi” magazine editorial team.