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
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
Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici (Italy)
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