>LETTER OF KOSTAS SAKKAS FROM NAVPLIO PRISONS 3/1/11

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Because of the world economic crisis which is a consequence of the bankruptcy of the capitalistic model and neo-liberal economic policy of the western states and governments, the biggest and and most massive anti-popular attack in the world and mainly on the societies of the “weakest” links of the eurozone of the new economically third world, is unleashed by the big international (and not only) capital.

The structural changes and austerity measures that are imposed by the mechanisms of support onto the “ill” economies, so that they achieve their “cleansing”, have as a target and result the change of the world economic governing, with terms even more favourable for the bosses.
For the bosses that are outside but also inside the national borders. For the bosses that express the big and small capital. As in the case of Greece, the economy of a country that is included in the mechanism of support and applies austerity measures, has as result the depreciation of labour and its labour potential. And this happens in the big also the small enterprises. In the enterprises with foreign, but also in those with local interests.
The privatisations and the sell out of public fortune and beneficial enterprises to the public, which never really belonged to the greek people and never were never exploitable from them, it is not accidental that it does not depend on their selling out, neither is it determined according to the terms of the memorandum, by the reduction of the deficit of the economy and the prices of the percentages of the GDP, as it could in some way be considered reasonable, but from whether it could payoff the loans it has received, the moment the Greek state is sinking continuously more and more in the mechanisms of worldwide loansharking (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank).

The otherwise awkward economic position to which the country has devolved to, is not so awkward for the private capital, but a investment opportunity so big, that it is hard for someone to believe that the handling of the government against the mechanisms of support and the unconditional acceptance of the memorandum, is accidental. On the contrary it has been confirmed that the domestic bosses profit by the same economic situations with the international ones and their interests -at least economically- are common.

The biggest part of society, maybe doesn’t perceive the economic crisis with the terms of the world market, the role of the stock exchanges, the frauds and the relation of euro and dollar, however it clearly perceives the “crisis” of the greek debt, that became a crisis of borrowing, which is translated into a memorandum, that means cuts on wages, pensions, and benefits.

The attack on the labour and welfare rights, the reduction of public spending and benefits, the increase of taxes, unemployment and generally biotic, in connection with the existential poverty, is immediately perceptible and very rapidly galloping.

However the anti-memorandum paroxysm of the media that is so important for the maintenance of social “peace” from the side of sovereignty of the system, as much as an anaesthetist in a critical operation, it cannot cleanse the corrupted operation of the state before the memorandum and the integration of the country to the mechanism of monitoring (structured bonds, empty insurance funds, “black holes”, economic scandals, payoffs etc.) and mainly it cannot render the greek society free, while its biggest part, is under a hostage regime, not since the arrival of the troika, but from long before, since the greek state existed and from the national bosses first of all.

The austerity measures and the orders of the memorandum that are imposed, cancel in practice the constitution itself. This has as result the obliteration of every false conviction for the social character of state, a thing that creates inevitably the prospect of a mass reflective social revolt.
Spontaneous, reflective, without ideological-political characteristics in its majority, however a revolt. For those that fight for the assault and destruction of the state and its structures, is a challenge. One more front for the disturbance of its orderly operation. The unprecedented abstention from the last municipal elections, taking into consideration the polls in which doubt dominates and “no one”, the mass strikes and mobilizations with violent and aggressive characteristics, the lynching of various political people of every party mechanism in the streets, are simply a sample of the mood of whats to follow.

For those that take in practice the side of the multiform struggle for revolution and the creation of a prospect for it. For those that fight the sovereignty of the state and the bosses, but also the submission that this presupposes for its existence. For those that fight eternally, beyond periods, seasons and economic situations, against the power and its representatives, whatever side of the social field its expressed by and reproduced, whether its from the side of the powerful, or from the side of the weak through the consent, every crisis cannot be anything other than another reason, another occasion for struggle, against big and small capital, against the powerful euro but also the underestimated drachma, against the foreign but also domestic bosses, the hostage situation of the exterior mechanisms but also internal mechanisms of exploitation.

FIGHT AGAINST THE STATE AND THE CAPITAL FOR THE REVOLUTION AND FREEDOM AND SOCIAL AUTONOMY.

From10/12/10, I am another hostage of the democratic regime and am kept in one of its cells in the correctional shops, of marginalisation, of isolation and vengeance of the state. Where the food is not always enough, but heroin is in excess. Where psychotropic substances are more than what is in the warehouses of hospitals. Where the disciplinary sentences are in the daily provision and heating is a luxury. Where the presence of rodents, bugs and cockroaches is frequent, contrary to that of sanitary. Where in cells that their specifications are for 2 individuals, theres 4 beds and they make 6-7 people sleep, where the correctional code and the rights of the prisoners, are broken constantly and blatantly, but the hi-tech systems of safety and monitoring, work perfectly and the doors of the cells always close on time.

The minister of justice, the public prosecutors and the juridical servants should know, that where that where they throw people like the waste of society, exists dignity and solidarity and these neither can be judged or be jailed.

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

Kostandinos Sakkas

prisons of Navplio
boubourAs  translate actforfreedomnow!
   On tuesday 7th of december the first 2 of the 6 arrested allegedly part of a “terrorist organization” were imprisoned. 
Alexandros Mitrousias was sent to Patras prisons and Kostas Sakkas to the prisons of Navplio.

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