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Greece Anarchists Uprising!

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by punkmar77, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. punkmar77

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    WE ARE AN IMAGE FROM THE FUTURE

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    Authors of the book talk about the Greek Insurrection of 2008...

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  5. THEBLACKNOVA

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    The Potentiality of Storming Heaven

    Anarchist insurrection In Greece Feb 09

    Part 1
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRc_i_tGjOU[/video]

    Part 2
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS6Oh50Atao[/video]

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGbd4Jhg5k8[/video]

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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txh3wN72Ghs[/video]
     
  6. punkmar77

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    Fascism rises from the depths of Greece's despair


    A neo-Nazi party that wants work camps for immigrants is on course to win its first seats in parliament on Sunday


    It started, as many days do in Greece, with a trip to the kiosk to buy cigarettes. Still half-asleep, Panayiotis Roumeliotis was surprised to be asked to show his identity card by two young men with shaved heads. It was his first direct contact with the vigilante groups that have become a feature of everyday life in some areas of the Greek capital.

    "They were calling themselves the residents association but they were just fasistakia (little fascists)," said the 28-year-old.

    Over the last two years, Mr Roumeliotis has watched the central Athens neighbourhood of Ayios Panteleimonas, where he grew up, undergo an ugly transformation. Taking the bus on another morning soon after, a gunshot shattered the back window and a gang of men forced the driver to stop. When the doors opened, they came on to the bus and started to assault the non-Greek passengers. The attackers were wearing T-shirts from the right-wing extremist group Golden Dawn. While panicked people were trying to escape from the bus the men were hitting them with flagpoles.

    "They were beating people with the Greek flag," said Mr Roumeliotis.

    When the police arrived they stood off until the thugs had finished. When he asked the police why no one had been arrested one of the officers replied to him: "Why, did they do something to you?"

    Formerly a solid middle-class neighbourhood, the economic crisis and waves of new arrivals have changed the area and erased old certainties.

    Property prices here have dropped to as little as one quarter of what they were five years ago. The Greeks who could afford to have left. For rent signs are plastered over almost every one of the area's shabby five-storey apartment blocks. On the side streets among the North African-run mini markets and Nigerian internet cafes, newcomers from West Africa push shopping trolleys full of scrap metal stripped from deserted buildings. Large-scale drug dealing has overtaken an entire street in the neighbourhood. Violent crime has rocketed.

    The square in front of the local church, daubed in anti-immigrant slogans such as "foreigners don't fit in our square", has witnessed pitch battles between anarchists and Golden Dawn supporters.

    Among the Greeks who remain, Mr Roumeliotis' own circumstances are fairly typical. He was made redundant from the "job for life" that his grandfather had got for him at the state-run airline Olympic Airways. Of his 10 closest friends, eight are unemployed.

    Anger against the socialists and the conservatives, who have swapped power since the end of the dictatorship in 1974, has been building to unprecedented proportions. The former airline steward said he would not be supporting the fascists himself, but that other family members may well be doing so.

    "People here have been forgotten by the government," said Mr Roumeliotis. "They have done nothing about immigration." The skinheads are now talked of as "good boys" who are looking out for their community. What was happening in Ayios Panteleimonas – which has the highest concentration of immigrants in Athens – came to the attention of the rest of Greece when members of Golden Dawn were voted on to its local council.

    Until recently, developments in the neighbourhood were seen as dangerous but largely irrelevant to the national scene. At Greece's last general election in 2009 Golden Dawn, whose members use the Nazi salute and whose party symbol is an adapted swastika, polled fewer than 20,000 votes nationwide. Now as the country goes to the polls on Sunday, national politics more closely resemble those of the embattled area.

    Entering its fourth year in recession, Greece now outstrips even Spain for youth unemployment with the new statistics published yesterday showing joblessness among the under-25s at 51.2 per cent. The headline unemployment rate is 21.7 per cent while the real rate is believed to be closer to 25 per cent.

    It's in this environment that a fringe group of neo-Nazis that would previously have struggled to attract a hundred supporters to one of its rallies seems set to enter parliament according to polls.

    Together with two other ultra-nationalist parties, LAOS and Independent Greeks, some surveys indicate that the far right could take as much as one-fifth of the vote on Sunday.

    Under Greek law no surveys of voter intentions can be published in the fortnight before the election but unpublished polls conducted by the major political parties have been giving Golden Dawn a steady five per cent, with one poll predicting eight per cent. The threshold for entering the 300-seat parliament is three per cent and under Greece's convoluted electoral laws that could give them somewhere between eight to 12 MPs.

    One of the new lawmakers is likely to be Elias Panayiotaros. A candidate for central Athens, he runs a shop called Phalanx selling military gear. His business card features a Byzantine eagle and a skull and crossbones. Speaking at the party's offices opposite the Larrisis train station where volunteers do weekly handouts of clothes and food to "needy Greeks", Mr Panayiotaros said that the priority in the midst of the economic crisis was to throw out foreigners. "All of the immigrants are illegal, even the ones that have been in the country for a long time and they have to be punished," he said.

    Greeks were afraid to leave their homes as immigrants were on a spree of robberies, rapes and murder, he said. The cost of jailing or deporting more than a million people would be offset, he said, by putting them into work camps. Those that were not prepared to work would not be given food, he added.

    Another priority would be the immediate closure of all foreign non-governmental organisations, which would be compelled to return all funds to the Greek state. A new organisation would be established, he said, to be called "doctors with borders" which would provide medical services exclusively to Greeks.

    Once Greece was withdrawn from the EU's passport-free Schengen zone and the borders were sealed, all foreigners would require a visa to visit Greece, including the millions of tourists who come each year.

    "We're not afraid to be called Nazis or fascists – the whole political system is against us," said Mr Panayiotaros. Appeals by mainstream parties for Golden Dawn to be prevented from entering parliament were met with veiled threats against MPs.

    Asked about the party leader Nikos Michaloliakos' links to the military junta which ruled Greece between 1967-1974, he said that people were calling for the return of George Papadopoulos, the leader of the Colonel's regime.

    "The name of Papadopoulos is being heard everywhere," he said.

    Ahead of its most uncertain election, the Golden Dawn's message is getting through to some first-time voters such as Ioanna Vassila, who is unemployed. Attending a political rally for the first time in her life, the 29-year-old said she was excited to be voting for a patriotic party and that it was time to for Greece to be "cleansed of the foreigners". Laughing and joking with her boyfriend they applauded as men in paramilitary uniforms waved black flags and chanted "Greece for the Greeks".

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 12276.html
     
  7. JesusCrust

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    Athens Teenage Riot. An insight into the Greek Revolution.

    A good perspective into the sturggle of the Greek radicals. From an objective angle, yet slightly on the anarchist side.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDXggDfgQp4&feature=relmfu[/video]

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-S94TyxJkw&feature=relmfu[/video]

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    4 ZINES ABOUT GREECE

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    1. Solidarity With the Greek Anarchists: Selected Interviews from "We Are an Image from the Future."

    A compilation of interviews originally released by the publishers of "We Are an Image of the Future: The Greek Revolt of December 2008." The interviews were too good; we couldn't resist.
    http://zinelibrary.info/solidarity-greek-anarchists-selected-interviews-we-are-image-future

    2. Koukoulofori: stories, lessons, and inspiration from the Greek anarchist movement.

    From the intro: Like many US anarchists, my first interactions with the Greek anarchist movement occurred primarily through hastily translated communiqués reporting spectacular attacks on banks and police stations, riots, and student occupations. Increasingly filtered through American insurrectionary discourse, what these reports often lacked in historical background or political context they made up for tenfold with enthusiasm and hilariously bad English.
    http://zinelibrary.info/koukoulofori-st ... t-movement



    3. A Day When Nothing is Certain

    writings on the Greek insurrection
    http://zinelibrary.info/day-when-nothing-certain


    4. Everyone To The Streets: Communiques and Texts from the Streets and Occupations, Greece 2008
    The good people at the 56a Infoshop in London have released “Everyone To The Streets: Communiques and Texts from the Streets and Occupations”. The book is 150 pages long (!) and contains an introduction by the 56a collective, two chronologies from Athens and Thessaloniki, 15+ texts and communiques from the streets and occupations plus analysis from Greek group TPTG and afterword.
    http://zinelibrary.info/everyone-streets-communiques-and-texts-streets-and-occupations-greece-2008-0
     
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    an Anarchist analysis - Greece, the crisis, resistance & elections.

    Four anarchists including two Greek anarchists examine the real effects of the Euro crisis on the Greek population, resistance to the attempts to impose all the costs of the crisis on ordinary Greeks and the meaning of the second round of elections in particular the role of SYRIZA

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR_vgQdDnSM[/video]
     
  11. THEBLACKNOVA

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    This is Athens

    A personal account of my short visit to Athens, Greece. My initial intent was to do a report on the anarchist neighbourhood assemblies. Truth be told this task was more challenging than I expected. Few within the neighbourhood assembly scene agreed to be video taped or photographed for fear of retaliation by the police, their employers and fascists. I was also made aware of the troubling hardships undocumented immigrants and their supporters face, the rise of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn, and the role of the police in suppressing social struggles. This piece is only a snapshot of the complex situation of a country in a state of "civil war." and how anarchists are reacting to it.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTXI5W5mXR0[/video]
     
  12. ungovernable

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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7b8zxBWW3ik[/video]
    In this episode, Jello reports from Greece during the 20th General Strike in the last 2 years. What's going on with the Greek financial collapse and why is it important for you? Your government could be the next to fail.
     
  13. marshthepunk

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    hey the golden dawn neo-nazi greek party has been trying to expand to new york city. well, we arent entirely sure yet. more info to come. it might be a fundraising event going on in Queens. Occupy Astoria has been organizing against their presence. anyways, if anyone in nyc wants to stop by occupy wall st itd be nice to meet people thru the interwebs. also, anyone here who knows me from travelling it would be good to meet as well. keep up the struggle, comrades. see ya on the streets!
     
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    Yes, local chapters have been confirmed in NYC and Montreal
     
  15. punkmar77

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    Just found out today they are organizing in Chile as of last week :@
     
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    In Chile right around the first mass student protest in the streets of chile, the presidents nephew wanted to organize a pro-chile right wing counter protest against the students, but it did not go down.

    I would have loved for it to happened, they are there and in power now, but to have the ruling classes kids on the streets against some encapucados would have probably increased the number of encapuchados that take to the streets.

    I heard accounts of land owners organizing with guns and training...
     
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl-tkseF3U0&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
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    Athens: Social Meltdown

    Dr Dimitris Dalakoglou explains the social meltdown which took place in Greece between May 2010 & June 2012 that is on going. This film contains videos and photos shot on the streets, often containing violence and paints a portrait of widespread economic hardship endured by a cities inhabitants. This film is part of an ongoing research project, which looks at the rapid structural changes which Greece is undergoing.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrVZa00gDog[/video]
     
  20. THEBLACKNOVA

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    Exploring Revolt in Greece

    On December 6th 2008 a police shooting of a 16 year old innocent boy in Athens started a two week revolt in cities around Greece. Three years on people march in remembrance of Alexis Grigoropoulos. Greece now is very much in social and economic turmoil. This films looks at the events surrounding December as well as an inside look to the often cases of revolt in a country that is sinking deeply in recession. This film also explores the role that anti authoritarian movements play in Greece.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfIOrMykdKM&feature=plcp[/video]

    On December 6th, 2012 athens will burn again...
     
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