Anti fascist protesters tortured by Greek police
solidarity statement with the struggles in Greece from the interventionistische linke on the occasion of the mass protest on the streets of Athen. Please spread it. Thank you
— solidarity —
We know you don’t want her. We don’t want her either!
On the occasion of chancellor Merkel’s visit to Greece we
express our solidarity with and our admiration for the struggle of the
Greek people: We stand behind you!
Pretending to support Greece, Merkel is pushing forward devastating
politics all around Europe. We deeply oppose the German austerity policy
that is destroying Greece and the livelihood of the Greek population,
and we welcome the increasing number of people that
carry their rage to the streets. Your courage gives us hope and even
more reasons to criticize and to fight the German government and the
The complete ban on protests and assemblies in the Athens city center is a
political move that disgusts us – social rights have been taken away from
the Greek people, and now in the interest of Merkel’s visit, the few
remaining rights of expression are being denied. Today’s massive police
presence shows us once again that the
Troika-regime does not and has never cared about people’s needs, its
sole objective is to protect capitalist power.
Neither austerity policies nor repression can stop the struggle of
people moved by the idea of a better life without capitalism. Our
solidarity doesn’t know national borders, solidarity is a weapon! We
have to use it!
… another world – another europe is possibile!
interventionistische linke (il), 09.10.2012
According to a recent press release from the Attiki General Police Chief, demonstrations are prohibited in the center of Athens (see the map) during 09.00 to 22.00, on Wednesday, October 9th 2012
for reasons of public security and safekeeping of the socio-economic life of the capital.
Athens center is being transformed to a restricted zone due to chancellor Merkel’s visit to Athens, during which she is expected to express her approval for the attempts of the Greek financial minister and the government to implement the troika mandates. A police force of 7.000 men, including rooftop snipers, will be utilized for the “chancellor’s safeguarding”.
SYRIZA on the other hand, the Greek left coalition party in opposition, has already called for people to attend the demonstration which will take place on Tuesday noon on Syntagma square.
Syntagma and Omonoia squares, where SYRIZA and KKE (Greek communist party) have already called for people to protest, ARE NOT included, in the prohibition zone of the police press release.
Mind the CAM
(ex MultimMedia Team of movement Real Democracy Syntagma Square)