When they shout for clean neighborhoods,
it smells of blood
The blood of the migrants that are exiled to the concentration camps
after the eviction of the squats where they used to live and stand with
as much dignity as possible.
The blood at the borders, the seas, the working places, the cells and
the police stations, the blood of the damned that were trying to find a
solution for the dead ends of their daily survival.
The blood that paints red the streets and the pavements, the same
blood that paints red the cop’s glob or the fascist’s knife, the same
blood that arms the automatic guns of the full-armored cops who secure
the dominant order with their patrol-vans, or the carbine of the bosses
and the pacified owners who would kill in order to defend their sacred
The blood that quietly soaks the red carpet that is rolled out for
investors and real-estate owners, for the sake of development, progress,
tourism, the nation: for the sake of capitalism.
On the pretext of the state’s war against drugs, against “lawlessness”,
the war for the “cleaning of the neighborhoods by the outcasts”, it
emerges the profile of the superfluous ones: the “dust” and the
“garbage”, as was fluently expressed by the syndicalist cop Balaskas.
The aspired normality is raised exactly over the existence of these
exclusions. The streets that are walked by the “virtuous ones” in the
world of the state and economic domination, are built exactly over the
dead bodies of the superfluous ones.
In this war, the “garbage” take stand: the stand of solidarity among
them, of the effort to co-organize and take back the control of their
own lives as much as possible.
Parts of this effort are the squats, the demonstrations, the gatherings,
the solid support of each other, the relationships that we build on the
base of equality, honesty, empathy and responsibility.
It’s our world against theirs
and we are two worlds in conflict
assembly from around Ameriki’s square
Actforfree received by email: 18/11/19