The “Solidarity fund for imprisoned and persecuted militants” (Ταμείο) from Greece was established in 2010. Since the start of Tamio solidarity fund, the most important purpose of this structure was to ensure decent living conditions for the imprisoned comrades, through a process that would take place within the political movement; thereby taking the material dimension of solidarity one step beyond family and close friendly/comrade relationships. Besides that, among the priorities of the people who are part of the Solidarity Fund, remain the practical solidarity actions, building communication bridges between people inside prison and those outside, and the development of united struggles inside and outside prison walls.
All these years of its existence, besides financial support, the Solidarity Fund also organizes political interventions with events, book presentations, publications and translations of books or texts written by prisoners. At the same time, all these years that the imprisoned militants have been struggling against vindictive punishments, solitary confinement, prison transfers and tortures with protests and hunger strikes, they have been trying to intervene with their word and action against the horror of incarceration.
It is important for us to present the Tamio solidarity fund and network with other political spaces. Through collaboration we spread the support across borders and connect the struggle inside and outside of the prison walls.