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Anarchist international call in Greece

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There has been a tentative call on various websites including Face book, for anarchists to create brigades to be sent to help our comrades in arms. Check link below: 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114630165242035&ref=mf

     The statement reads:

"Greece needs help now! Enter this group and create international brigades for anarchy: organise the brigades in countries worldwide and coordinate group departures to Greece----ANARCHY AND SOLIDARITY!"

     I don't know about others but I am not in the finacial or physical position to drop everything and head up to Greece this insant. I don't think many of us are, but what we should take from this is the urgent need to bring the sitation in Greece to our own city streets.

     Much like the early months of Spain 1936, our comrades need us to dispell the media myths and clouded interpretations of what is happening. It doesn't take much to show how Greece's situation is not that disimilair to what's happening all over the World. Privatisation of Water, Mineral and resource grabs by multi-nationals, democratic institutions being over thrown to be replaced with more favourable elites, mass lay off's and increased poverty...ring any bells?

    So what can we do? There are various groups in Aotearoa that have the ability to print, rally, hold meetings and spread the word of what is happening in Greece and show how it is directly related to what's happening in our own communities.

    If we make a point of showing the links we may see what was only hinted at on May1st blosom into a mass movement.

 

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well it's freaking cold down

well it's freaking cold down here and the rains set in.... Greece doesn't sound too bad at all.... fair call to act locally... but I'm open to donations, sponsorship etc.

Solidarity with the Greek Workers Struggle

Greece is a test case for the social dismantling that awaits us all. This policy is being enacted by all the institutional parties, by every government and by all of globalised capitalism's institutions. There is only one way to hold back this policy of barbaric capitalism: popular direct action, to widen the strike movement and increase the number of demonstrations all across Europe. ---- SOLIDARITY WITH THE GREEK WORKERS' STRUGGLE! The Greek working class is angry, and with good reason, with the attempt to load responsibility for the bankruptcy of the Greek State onto their shoulders. We maintain instead that it is the international financial institutions and the European Union who are responsible. The financial institutions have plunged the world, and Greece in particular, into an economic and social crisis of historical proportions, forcing countries into debt, and now these same institutions are complaining that certain States risk not being able to repay their debts.

We denounce this hypocrisy and say that even if Greece - and all the other countries - can repay the debt, they should not do so: it is up to those responsible for the crisis - the financial institutions, not the - to pay for the damage caused by this crisis. The Greek workers are right to refuse to pay back their country's debt. We refuse to pay for their crisis!

Instead, let us shift the capitalists into the firing line: Greek capital generates some of the biggest profit margins in Europe due to its investments in the poorer Balkan countries, the absence of social protections, collective guarantees and a minimum wage for Greek workers, not to mention the country's gigantic black economy in labour and an even greater exploitation of immigrant work. Greek capital is also very lightly taxed, due to the weakness of the State (with regard to the rich) and major corruption which permits fraud and tax evasion on a massive scale. So it is equally up to Greek capitalists to pay for this crisis.

We also denounce the attitude of the European Union. The EU was presented to us as a supposed guarantee of peace and solidarity between the peoples, but now it is showing its true face - that of acting as an unconditional prop for neoliberalism, in a complete denial of the notion of democracy. As soon as an economy becomes mired in difficulties, all pretence of solidarity evaporates. So we see Greece being scolded and accused of laxity, with insulting language bordering on racism. The "Europe which protects us" that liberals and social-democrats extolled at the time of the scandalous forced adoption of the Lisbon Treaty (particularly in France and Ireland) now seems a long way away.

As far as actual protection goes, the EU and the financial institutions have combined their efforts to frog-march Greece towards the forced dismantling of public services, through austerity plans that recall the "Stuctural Adjustment Plans" of the IMF: the non-replacement of staff, wage freezes, privatisations and VAT increases. Today the EU is demanding that the retirement age be moved back to 67, not only in Greece but also in other countries, and is also threatening to dismantle the social welfare system. In this way they are opening new markets for investors, while guaranteeing the assets of rich investors, to the detriment of the basic interests of the working class. It is a Europe of the ruling class, and one which we must all work together to oppose.

This is why we call for participation throughout Europe in solidarity initiatives with the Greek working class and with future victims of the onslaught of the banks.

Against the values of greed and rapacity that the European Union is based on, let us respond with class solidarity! Greece is a test case for the social dismantling that awaits us all. This policy is being enacted by all the institutional parties, from out-and-out bourgeois to liberals and social democrats, by every government and by all of globalised capitalism's institutions. There is only one way to hold back this policy of barbaric capitalism: popular direct action, to widen the strike movement and increase the number of demonstrations all across Europe.
Solidarity with the Greek workers' struggle!


i think at the least we could

i think at the least we could hold local solidarity demo's and yeah distribute some REAL info on the situation...

Link

Link don't work-facebook took it down like they did with London riot if the tory scum get in.

facebook censorship

That's very interesting that the link  no longer works- it certainly worked for me last night....  hmmm

Facebook

Why are you using Facebook? It's part of the corporate-capitalist-commercial media-machine. It's also how the authorities get a lot of information about you. Facebook is easily hacked. And Facebook can choose to share your information with the authorities, if it wants.

Oh, and it's actually run by the CIA.

Well "I heard" the entire

Well "I heard" the entire internet, phone systems, avian carriers (pigeons) and even two cups with a string tied together were an invention of the CIA. Fight them Lentil by saying nothing....zzzzzziiiiippp it ;)