user preferences

New Events

Greece / Turkey / Cyprus

no event posted in the last week
Recent articles by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici

image9th National Congress of the FdCA 0 comments

imageIX Congresso Nazionale della FdCA 0 comments

imageE' uscito Alternativa Libertaria, ottobre 2014 0 comments

Recent Articles about Greece / Turkey / Cyprus Repression / prisoners

Αλληλεγγύη σ ... Sep 20 17 by Ελευθεριακή Πρωτοβουλία Θεσσαλονίκης

Αλληλεγγύη σ ... Sep 15 17 by Όμικρον72

Πορεία Αλληλ ... Jun 27 17 by Ελευθεριακή Πρωτοβουλία Θεσσαλονίκης

Greece: We didn't need another martyr

category greece / turkey / cyprus | repression / prisoners | press release author Tuesday December 09, 2008 06:24author by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici - FdCAauthor email internazionale at fdca dot it Report this post to the editors

Solidarity with the Greek anarchist movement and with the victims of repression, international solidarity with all social struggles, in Greece and in the rest of Europe! [Italiano] [Castellano] [Ελληνικά] [Franais] [Nederlands] [العربية]

athens4_1.jpg


We didn't need another martyr


While Greece was preparing for its general strike on Wednesday 10 December against the Karamanlis government and against the economic crisis, and with the grassroots mobilisation in schools and universities growing for some time against proposed reforms, Alexandros Grigoropolous, only 16 years old, was the unlucky choice to become victim and scapegoat of the police apparatus and was killed in cold blood by the State's forces of repression.

The economic crisis sparked off by international capitalism against the exploited of the whole world, which is being managed with measures imposing general impoverishment by the States, is damaging the fragile equilibriums and the precarious alliances of power between groups of power and both right-wing and centre-left parties, enabling us to see the true anti-democratic, subversive vocation of the State and its apparatus of (in)security): alienation, criminalisation and the elimination of social opposition.

It happened with Carlo Giuliani in Genoa in 2001, it has happened many times in recent years in place like Palestine and Oaxaca in Mexico. Last Saturday it happened in Greece.

At the moment thousands of school students are demonstrating outside police headquarters in Athens, but also in a great many cities and towns all over Greece.

Spontaneous demonstrations throughout the country are the result of political, popular anger with the Karamanlis government and the criminal actions of the police. The Greek government first armed and unleashed the killer cops, then set up a pathetic ballet of excuses and resignations, but is not punishing anyone. In fact it is trying to shift attention onto the destruction of public and privateproperty, while attempting to repress the demonstrators, attacking people with chemical weapons and torturing arrested demonstrators.

The revolt is only beginning. And the general strike, a union and social, political and class-struggle general strike, can transform the people's rage into organised, grassroots building of the libertarian alternative.

In every country, capitalism's growing crisis is presenting the bill to the working classes and the exploited of society.

We must respond, in every country, by building together the social opposition that is needed to defend ourselves from annihilation in the name of Profit.

Solidarity with the Greek anarchist movement and with the victims of repression, international solidarity with all social struggles, in Greece and in the rest of Europe!

8 December 2008

Signatories:

Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici (Italy)
Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group (Australia)
Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front (South Africa)
North-Eastern Federation of Anarchist Communists (USA)
Union Communiste Libertaire (Canada)
Alternative Libertaire (France)
Common Cause (Canada)
Workers Solidarity Alliance (USA)
Capital Terminus Collective (USA)

Related Link: http://www.anarkismo.net
author by Michael Schmidt - ZACF (South Africa)publication date Wed Dec 10, 2008 17:23Report this post to the editors

Greece, the ancestral home of qualified, crippled, bourgeois "democracy" has for the past four days been experiencing a backlash by the poor, the marginalised, the "illegal" - those deemed unfit for integration into the good things of life by the conservative government and the unelected state/capital interests which it serves. We, the ZACF stand solidly behind the poor, striking workers, immigrants and excluded underclasses of Greece in their struggle against these oligarchic dinosaurs whose time has come, and fully support the statement by our Italian friends of the FdCA. We see that the rumour-mongering Italian press is drumming up visions of the unrest spreading to Italy, which is also due to enter a general strike this Friday:

http://www.ansa.it/opencms/export/site/notizie/rubriche....html

We congratulate Ansa.it for their paranoia - and trust that the oppressed, excluded and exploited of Italy make these bourgeois fears real. Let's have another "Hot Summer" in Italy, Greece and elsewhere! It's time for a change, but not a change of the guard, an end to the guard.

Michael Schmidt (Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front International Secretary & anarkismo.net co-editor)

Related Link: http://www.zabalaza.net
author by Common Cause - Common Cause, Ontario, Canadapublication date Thu Dec 18, 2008 13:05author email commoncauseontario at gmail dot comauthor address P.O. Box 347, Station E 772 Dovercourt Rd. Toronto, ON, Canada, M6H 4E3Report this post to the editors

The Out of Ontario Secretary of Common Cause has now also signed this statement and it is on our website at http://linchpin.ca

Also, if anyone has this statement laid out in a leaflet please post a pdf of the leaflet here so we can distribute it in Ontario.

Related Link: http://linchpin.ca/
author by Griffin - Zabalaza Bookspublication date Mon Dec 22, 2008 01:32Report this post to the editors

Sorry if this is too late for your purposes but here is a very rushed PDF as requested. If you'd like any changes made, you can email me at griffin (A) riseup (dot) net

http://www.zabalaza.net/pdfs/we_didnt_need_another_mart...r.pdf

Yours in the struggle,
Gr.
on behalf of ZB

Related Link: http://www.zabalaza.net/
 
This page can be viewed in
English Italiano Deutsch
Employees at the Zarfati Garage in Mishur Adumim vote to strike on July 22, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Maan workers union)

Front page

Loi travail 2017 : Tout le pouvoir aux patrons !

En Allemagne et ailleurs, la rpression ne nous fera pas taire !

El acuerdo en preparacion entre la Union Europea y Libia es un crimen de lesa humanidad

Mourn the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

SAFTU: The tragedy and (hopefully not) the farce

Anarchism, Ethics and Justice: The Michael Schmidt Case

Land, law and decades of devastating douchebaggery

Democracia direta j! Barrar as reformas nas ruas e construir o Poder Popular!

Resea del libro de Jos Luis Carretero Miramar Eduardo Barriobero: Las Luchas de un Jabal (Queimada Ediciones, 2017)

Anlise da crise poltica do incio da queda do governo Temer

Ds maintenant, passons de la dfiance la rsistance sociale!

17 maggio, giornata internazionale contro lomofobia.

Los Mrtires de Chicago: historia de un crimen de clase en la tierra de la democracia y la libertad

Strike in Cachoeirinha

(Bielorrusia) Libertad inmediata a nuestro compaero Mikola Dziadok!

DAFın Referandum zerine Birinci Bildirisi:

Cajamarca, Tolima: consulta popular y disputa por el territorio

Statement on the Schmidt Case and Proposed Commission of Inquiry

Aodhan Rordin: Playing The Big Man in America

Ns anarquistas saudamos o 8 de maro: dia internacional de luta e resistncia das mulheres!

zgrlğmz Mcadelemizdedir

IWD 2017: Celebrating a new revolution

Solidarit avec Tho et toutes les victimes des violences policires ! Non la loi Scurit Publique !

Solidaridad y Defensa de las Comunidades Frente al Avance del Paramilitarismo en el Cauca

2005-2017 Anarkismo.net. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Anarkismo.net. [ Disclaimer | Privacy ]