(The greek government has announced its plan to arrest and transport immigrants living in the center of Athens to a camp, that once served as a Nato base, on the outskirts of the city like human cargo. In response to the State's xenophobia and racism, demonstrations have taken place almost daily. The text below was translated into English for a wider readership than usual and was distributed at a rally that took place on Axarnon street. The street, located in the center of Athens, for the past few days has been terrorized by the fascists and their police bodyguards. The filth has gone as far as to lock the gate of a playground closed in order to prevent the children of immigrants from enjoying it. Today, the lock was destroyed!)
everybody's mask has now fallen for good...
"fight against those who want to live a
"quiet" life they are ruthless."
The incidents that have happened here in the last weeks are so clear that they speak for themselves: the racist gathering of May 28 at Omonia square that was called by the neo-Nazi organization Xrisi Avgi or Golden Dawn (signing as the "committee of greek citizens") and the attack they made -together as always with the MAT police force- to the occupied place of the old court at Sokratous street where hundreds of immigrants and refuges found shelter. There was also a police occupation of the whole neighborhood for a repressive attack on May 20th, where hundreds of cops made their presence on Axarnon street, made hundreds of checks, detained people, and made dozens of arrests. Because of all of these police actions, the rightful rage of the immigrants was triggered. The violent demonstration on May 22 was followed by 46 arrests and brutal beatings. The arson attack that happened the same night against a Muslim worship house (mosque) at Attaksi square resulted in the injury of five immigrants. On May 23 and 24, the aggression exhibited by the assholes in "committee of citizens and shop owners" at Ag. Padeleimonas against the leftists and the pograms against the immigrants that happened was always done with the help and tolerance of the police.
All these actions are so loud that they are impossible to misinterpet. Within this condition, there is no room for silence and passivity. The racists, the worshipers of the dictatorship and the "respectable" people of the "committee of citizens and shop owers" at Ag. Padeleimonas, together with the para-state fascists believe that the time has come to develop their actions as if they were the modern assault battalions the Middle Ages. Those who are the most obedient and cowardly become accomplices to the State's plans which include the "cleaning operations," beatins, arrests, and the torture of immigrants. Those who demand quiet, order and security, dream of apartheid, crystal nights, and crematoriums.
We, from our side, will never get tired of reminding them of the obvious with action. The racist violence of the "indignant citizens," their neo-Nazi friends, the police occupations and pograms against people who have experienced the most raw repression and exploitation, against people that have left their homes to escape from military occupation of their countries (in which the greek state participates actively) will always find in front of them an imponderable fact. This is working class solidarity among those who are being exploited, the anti-racist and anti-fascist action against all the defenders of the fanciful "cleanliness and superiority of the race," the collective and self-organized struggle for a world liberated from borders, states, gods, masters and oppressors. And this factor will determine the outcome of the social war...
the neighborhoods and the squares belong to everybody.
racists, "respectable citizens" and para-state fasicsts
crawl back to your holes!
anti-fascists, anti-authoritarians, anarchists
Thursday, May 28, 2009
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