Statement of Solidarity from USA during 2 Year Demonstration of Alexis Grigoropoulos Submitted by anarchoskin69 on Mon, 2010-12-06 11:14. Tags: Anarchist People History Opinion Two years ago in Greece a 15 year old anarchist was put in a body bag by their state’s oppressive assassination. Revolution, revolution – do you hear it churning in the wind?
Police harassment in the metro station in the mass force. The thugs will be stopped eventually, when this system collapses. Until then, resistance for revolution. Anarchists there are being treated like animals. No more war we declare, but another anarchist tonight was put in a body bag during the demonstrations to mark the anniversary of the 15 year old’s death. The system, does it work? No. Profit over people must stop, along with the secret armies. To be so indifferent to the people’s wishes is crazy, crazy to be done in such a time of crisis. Another day in a violent bloody world, and I see the images of the anarchist in Greece laying on the pavement with a wound similar to a bullet hole near a group of police, unattended. What do they hide? This one is for the ones we’ve lost in the struggle. No words can express my regret and loss on this eve of the demonstration. Wasted life, left with no hope after the state took it away. Waiting on the revolution.. but that’s the question. Are we waiting or acting? Black death can await us at times from the hands of those blue uniforms. The same old lies, “We’re here to protect!” The arrest of our movement will not last. This is most obvious in Greece.
Meanwhile the masses still repeat the same thoughts on this eve of resistance, “I love you television”. I suppose I don’t have much excuse, being at home working for a company in Ohio, and after I finish this shift I will only return to my own streets in Indiana to spraypaint the backs of stop-signs. The fact is, why can’t we mobilize like they are doing in Greece? The Days of Solidarity for the Belarusian Anarchists is coming this December 10th to 13th, but I imagine we won’t see anything like what has happened in Greece today/tonight. I stop to think, “Why can’t I see similar actions in resistance to the I-69 and expansion of logging of southern Indiana’s old-growth forests?” I’m sure the sentiment is common all across the USA, North America and for most of the globe, for your location wherever you are and whatever resistance occurs there.
So what do we need to improve on? We need to figure out how to rally punx. Let’s face it, despite how much some anarchists seem to want to ignore the punk rock involvement with anarchism as debilitating, look at what it provoked in Greece. It is unfortunate what happened to Alexis, but the reason the State targeted him was because they saw how critically important those youth were. If they could attack the youth movement of anarchism, they could persuade by force others from becoming involved. They are our comrades, the future anarchists who will struggle for the new world after even we are gone. This is the new way of things, a new direction. The times of the old anarchists are gone, so as anarchists let’s not stay attached to those times. Why should we live through the ways of the old when we are alive and not them? Solidarity with those in prisons is just as important as ever, but we must remember the youth. With massive demonstrations beginning in the UK, Italy and Greece, we shall see what comes of this. Until then, the battle continues…
To be continued…
-anarchoskin69, representing the Bass Lake Punx
Indiana R.A.S.H. (Red and Anarchist Skinheads)
CLAW(Creature Liberation Association of Warriors) animal group