From the Greek streets
From the Greek streets
Benefit night for anarchists in Greece.
This event is a benefit-event for anarchists arrested during the demonstration on the 6th of December 2017 in Greece.
Benefit dinner will be served followed by a short presentation and discussions about the 6th of December demonstrations and riots, the ongoing prisoners struggle in Greece and the meaning of revolutionary solidarity.
6 December 2008, 15 years old Alexis Grigoropoulos is shot point blank by cops in the neighborhood of Exarchia in Athens. The murder sparked a string of riots that spread like wildfire all over Greece and inspired solidarity actions and riots in more than 70 cities around the world. These events are now known as the Desember revolt. Every year on the 6th of December people take to the streets to commemorate the murder and the uprising and to continue the struggle against the oppressive mechnism of the State and capital. During this day we fight and defend our neighborhoods and spaces of resistance, our self-organized projects, the ground where we live, meet and organize to fight back. Nine years after the December revolt people still face the same murdeous institutions that want to control our lives according to their desire for profit and social control.
During times of economic and political destabilization, known by some as crisis – another word for the restructuring of society in favour of the capital and the state-, there were many that had hoped for and thought that a Syriza led left-wing government would save them. As was pointed out before and has now been confirmed, the government of Syriza has only continued the violent impositions of social policies that aims for the continoues flow of capital profit. With a “soft” approach to repression, always hiding themselfes behind the police institution, it has stepped up its efforts to flatten the resistance of thouse who are fighting by upgrading its legal arsenal (new prison and penal codes), detentions and violent beating of demonstrators. Hope will not save us, neither a leftist government, or any government for that matter. There is only our struggle and the relationships we build that can bring us closer to our goals.
Noting is over,everything continous.