July 19, 2019
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Athens, Greece: We Will Defend Our Squats, Our Neighborhoods and the Memory of Our Struggle

Photo: The squat patrol in Exarcheia, in front of the memorial for Alexis Grigoropoulos and Michael Kaltezas.
17.07.19: They think that we will live like slaves. They expect that we will cease to exist, that we will die quietly to perpetuate the world of power. In stubbornness of the times, not only have we not been destroyed, we have strengthened, we have spread everywhere, we have become the hope of the earth. They continue to torture us, preparing prisons and concentration camps for us, sprinkling our streets and our bodies with chemicals and plastic bullets and killing us. Once again they announce that they will take our homes, our squats, our squares, everything.
We are determined to defend our squats, our neighborhoods and the memory of our struggle. We will fight. The world of freedom, community and solidarity will win.
via: anarchistsworldwide.

July 19, 2019
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Germany, from Berlin to Hamilton : solidarity to our queer comrades facing repression

Germany, from Berlin to Hamilton : solidarity to our queer comrades facing repression

On June 15th, 2019 in Hamilton, Canada, Pride was attacked by a group of far-right homophobes, christian fundamentalists, neo-nazis, and queer bashers. They arrived with massive homophobic signs and banners, and immediately began to scream insults and slurs. They aggressively harassed individuals, made jokes about rape, and threatened physical violence.
Things quickly escalated as the bigots violently confronted people who were holding a fabric barrier (called the “black hole”) in an attempt to block them from disrupting Pride. Initiated by the far-right activists a brawl broke out – queers who refused to allow their presence to go unchallenged were attacked, but fought back. Several friends were injured and required medical attention. After being kicked out of Pride, this same group chased and assaulted queer youth in the neighbourhood, and then went on to attack people at Toronto Pride the following week.
Since these events, Hamilton Police have focused exclusively on going after the queers who defended themselves and their community. Over the course of the last weeks, police have been targeting and harassing known queer anarchists in the city. Our dear friend Cedar (who spend the last months in jail for the Lock street case, and who wasn’t even present at the event, as they were doing medical attention to the queer comrades coming back from the Pride) was arrested on Saturday, and sits in jail on hunger strike as you read this. On Monday, another queer was arrested – they were released from the station and are facing two criminal charges. And an other person decided to give themselve to the cops as they were looking for them.
On the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and on the Day of Action that was called in support of pride defenders, Hamilton Police have arrested two additional people. That is two more people who have been arrested for fighting back against queer and transphobia, misogyny, and white supremacy. That brings the current total of arrests to five. That’s right, five queers who have been targeted, harassed, and arrested.
For all that reasons we decided, on the 28th of june, for the Day of Action in support of pride defenders, to make a banner sending strength to cedar, and to the other queers targeted in Hamilton. All the distance and borders between use are not enough to limit our solidarity with our comrades in KKanada.
Against homophobes, fascists, citizens and the world that creates them !
For a queer and anarchist ultraviolence !
via: de.indymedia.

July 19, 2019
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Canada, Hamilton : Anarchist Comrade Cedar Released from Prison

Anarchist comrade Cedar has been released after spending nearly a month in jail for allegedly violating their parole conditions after giving a speech arguing that cops  should not be part of the queer community and applauding those at Pride who stood up to the police and fascists.
Despite the fact that they weren’t at Pride, Cedar spent weeks in jail in a clear case of retaliation by the Hamilton cops against Cedar for expressing their anarchist convictions. Cedar went on hunger strike after their arrest, and the queer and anarchist communities of Hamilton mobilized in their support.
17.7.19

July 19, 2019
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Comments Off on Saronno, Italy: ATM Torched in Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners Silvia, Anna and Nat

Saronno, Italy: ATM Torched in Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners Silvia, Anna and Nat

12.07.19: Saronno – ATM torched, “Free Silvia, Anna and Nat” spray painted on the bank window.
via: anarchistsworldwide

July 19, 2019
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Usa: We Are The Fire That Will Melt ICE – Rest in power, Will Van Spronsen [Olympia WA]

Usa: We Are The Fire That Will Melt ICE – Rest in power, Will Van Spronsen [Olympia WA]

via: pugetsoundanarchists.
Submitted Anonymously:
Early this morning around 4am our friend and comrade Will Van Spronsen was shot and killed by the Tacoma police. All we know about what lead up to this comes from the cops, who are notoriously corrupt and unreliable sources for such a narrative.
The story that we do have is that Will attempted to set fire to several vehicles, outbuildings and a propane tank outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma which houses hundreds of immigrants awaiting hearings or deportations. He successfully set one vehicle on fire and then exchanged gunfire with Tacoma police officers who fatally shot him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
We find his actions inspiring. The vehicles outside the detention facility are used to forcibly remove people from their homes and deport them, often to situations where they will face severe danger or death. Those vehicles being destroyed is only a start of what is needed. We wish the fires Will set had freed all the inmates and razed the entire Northwest Detention Center to the ground. And we miss our friend and wish from the bottom of our hearts that his action had not ended in his death. Continue Reading →

July 17, 2019
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Comments Off on En/Sp/ Argentina,Agosto: Mes de agitación en memoria de Santiago Maldonado

En/Sp/ Argentina,Agosto: Mes de agitación en memoria de Santiago Maldonado

Invitamos a que en el mes de agosto todas las individualidades y
colectivos que se sienten cercanos al destino que tuvo nuestro compañero Santiago Maldonado,desaparecido y asesinado por el Estado argentino.
Desde el 1 de agosto dejemos ver nuestra rabia, nuestras propuestas al conflicto, nuestra inquebrantable voluntad. Nada ha terminado con nosotrxs, somos chispas que pueden encenderse y apagarse, pero siempre estaremos ahí.
Despleguemos nuestras hermosas creatividades, actividades,
mítines,cortes, marchas, hagamos lo que queramos. De eso se trata nuestra libertad, de eso se trata recordar a nuestrxs hermanxs caidxs.
Que la anarquía desborde los confines y márgenes de esta asquerosa sociedad.
¡Ni mártires ni héroes!
¡Memoria activa con lxs nuestrxs!
¡Que viva la anarquía!

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via:Mail
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English:
In August, we invite all the individuals and groups that feel close to the fate of our companion Santiago Maldonado, disappeared and murdered by the Argentine State.
From the 1st of August let’s see our anger, our proposals to the conflict, our unwavering will. Nothing has ended for us, we are sparks that can go on and off, but we will always be there.
Let’s unfold our beautiful creativities, activities, meetings, marches, whatever we want. That’s what our freedom is about, that’s what it’s about to remember our fallen brothers and sisters.
Let anarchy overflow the confines and margins of this disgusting society.
Neither martyrs nor heroes!
Active memory with us!
Long live anarchy!
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July 17, 2019
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Comments Off on Germany : Arrest and detention of three comrades in Hamburg

Germany : Arrest and detention of three comrades in Hamburg

Solidarity with the Three from the park bench
During the night of 8 July 2019, three of our friends and comrades were arrested and after that several apartments were searched. After the prison examination two of them are now in custody, the third person got released on parole. According to the press, they are accused of preparing an arson attack in connection with the anniversary of the riots against the G20 summit in Hamburg in 2017.
Show solidarity and show them that they are not alone!
If you want to write to them you can send letters:
Libertäres Zentrum
Karolinenstraße 42 (Hinterhaus)
20357 Hamburg
Keyword “Die Drei von der Parkbank”
We are furious!
Whether guilty or not, solidarity with all those affected by repression!
Freedom for all prisoners!
Burning hearts cannot be locked up!
via: de.indymedia.

July 17, 2019
by actforfreedom
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Italy: Update about anarchist comrade Davide Delogu

 The censorship hearing went wrong, in fact the latter remains active, motivated by the fact that Davide has contacts with other anarchists.
He also made it known that in the Rossano Calabro prison a person committed suicide. He had been transferred there because he had already made an attempt in another prison in northern Italy and the DAP has seen fit to hold him in tougher conditions.
These are the updates for now. We therefore invite you to write to Davide, so as to avoid attempts to isolate him with postal censorship.
Davide Delogu
C. R. di Rossano Calabro
Contrada Ciminata snc
87064 Corigliano-Rossano (Cs)
Italia [Italy]

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via: insuscettibilediravvedimento

July 17, 2019
by actforfreedom
Comments Off on Athens, Greece : Urgent Announcement of Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika Alexandras Avenue

Athens, Greece : Urgent Announcement of Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika Alexandras Avenue

Urgent Announcement of Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika Alexandras Avenue

Prosfygika is a complex of houses (179 in total), 14 yards, in the center of Athens. The location of the neighborhood is very central: amongst the central police station, the central court of Athens, the football stadium of Panathinaikos F.C., and two hospitals (Elpis, Ag. Savvas). The biggest part of Prosfygika neighborhood is inhabited by squatters.

Since 2002, when the new circle of oppression and looting has began, having as an excuse the upcoming Olympic games and the general restoration of the city, the efforts of the state to retake the neighborhood hadn’t stop.

During all these years there have been several failed attempts selling/desertification our neighborhood, that had been pushed back, due to the recognition of the neighborhood as national heritage monument and for the architectural importance of it. After this, followed an intended undermining of the neighborhood, combined with the exploitation of the empty spaces by small drug gangs, who were working under the protection of police.

Against these new plans of the oppression, the squatters, that entered and who worked inside the neighborhood, gave a first answer. Some of these people, later, formed the community and also the assembly of the squatted Prosfygika. Their actions complete now 10 years of presence and have given life to the neighborhood. The self-organization, the 400-500 stable inhabitants, the communal structures (assembly space, collective kitchen, collective skipping, col. ovens, col. internet, kindergarten, col. coffee shop), had turned the neighborhood into the biggest squat community inside Greece borders, in numbers and in space, having at the same time presence in social-class and international struggles.

However, besides the head on efforts of the state mechanisms, there had also been other strategies of demolishing the resistance and collective struggle of the squatters’ inhabitants life: cutting electricity/water, political courts against squatters etc. An important role to all this played, also, the results by the inner troubles that were created inside the movement, not only with the oppression against the squats during the right wing government of Samaras, but also with the arrival of the “left” government of SYRIZA.

All these mentioned before, had as a result the different moves of oppression with the parallel losses or desertions from the neighborhood (2012, 2015, 2018), with most important situation the attempt of entering inside on 31/10 &1/11/2016. These conditions are something that the state and political parties mechanisms know to take advantage very well.

Inside all these years, the community and assembly of Prosfygika (Sy.Ka.Pro), as well as the new comrades that enhanced with their participation, commitment and consistency, tried to keep alive and grow even more the liberated ground inside the neighborhood. Through the fights that have been given, the collective structures and relationships that were created and the liberation of new empty houses, today we have reached the goal of community presence in all 8 blocks that consists the neighborhood.

At the same time, but hostile toward to our struggle, the state’s and political parties mechanisms are moving by depositing new plans for looting and conquest our neighborhood. As everything shows so far, the new attack, that has already started happening, will be the most serious so far. SYRIZA government along with institutional organizations and state mechanisms, has decided to proceed in on intervention of restoring our neighborhood, threatening in the most open way the presence of squatter-inhabitants, that consist the bigger part of our neighborhood (families, homeless, migrants, political refugees and organizations, local strugglers etc).

In the meantime, the threats of sudden invasion inside the neighborhood, had never stopped (17/8/18, end of January, middle of February 2019). Through law and institutional configurations, that however, remain only to the level of threat, announcements through media and other moves, by a variety of cultural and local centers, technical controls etc.

This whole procedure was sealed by the voting in parliament during the previous month, of their new plan. From our side, we are ready to implement the new plan of community and neighborhood for the next years to come, by enforcing the already existing structures and the creation of new ones. However of great importance we found the complete and pluralistic solidarity of the movement, since this final battle for the rescue or not, of a living space of struggle, is something that not only concerns us all, but also will have a cost to all of us.

Through all this conditions, we are working on the procedure of an open solidarity call for support and further enhancement of Prosfygika. In that way we believe we’ll be more ready to defend our ground and houses against oppression. According to our already existing context, we ask for political, living and material support by the people of the struggle, the organized groups and every comrade, having as a goal the formation of both resistance and struggle front, for the defense of the liberated ground of squatted Prosfygika neighborhood and its political, organic and operating autonomy, against state’s oppression and looting.

However, after the latest updates, we believe it’s urgent and necessary to proceed to this public urgent announcement-wake up call, for a possible upcoming invasion/evacuation of Prosfygika squat and mostly in the 1st and 8th block, having as an excuse the restoration plan, the oppression forces will try to slowly overtake the entire neighborhood. By attacking these two blocks, they will create a domino of rearrangements and updates inside our neighborhood, with the final target of her complete fall.

Although the urgent state of this announcement does not allow us a more complete analysis through the topic, that will come with the text for the open solidarity call, it is necessary to remind the following:

· Sy.Ka.Pro. does not rule upon the neighborhood or has a control upon it and didn’t try to do so, with political and material cost.
The role of Sy.Ka.Pro. inside the neighborhood of Prosfygika is to be the committed with consistency part, that burden voluntarily the defense of the ground, as long with the formation of an autonomous and free organized community.
The organizational and operational context of Sy.Ka.Pro. binds only those who have willingly take part to it.

Therefore, we realize as a stake: ·

that the survival or not of Prosfygika from the upcoming attack as an autonomous self organized community of struggle, will define the bigger plan of urban restoration /gentrification of Athens’ center and as has to do with the radical movement grounds. ·
The successful protection of squatted Prosfygika from oppression and looting, is a responsibility that applies also to the whole organized movement and the people of struggle.

For all these reasons:

We declare the squatted neighborhood of Prosfygika in an emergency situation against a possible move of evacuation. & We call everyone to stand in solidarity for the defense of the liberated ground and community of squatted Prosfygika.

AUTONOMY AND FREEDOM FOR PROSFYGIKA

31/3/19 Ampelokipoi

Athens Assembly of Squatted Prosfygika (Sy.Ka.Pro.)

sykaprosquat.noblogs.org/
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July 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Caen, France: TABULA RASA, Mural newspaper found on a wall in Caen: Against Prison and all forms of Confinement, No.1. May. 2019.

Caen, France: TABULA RASA, Mural newspaper found on a wall in Caen: Against Prison and all forms of Confinement, No.1. May. 2019.

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TABULA RASA
WALL NEWSPAPER
AGAINST PRISON AND ALL FORMS OF CONFINEMENT
IRREGULAR PUBLICATION
No.1. MAY. 2019.
CAEN
We are against prisons, borders and all forms of confinement because we believe that the only remedy for the evils of this society is freedom, the destruction of all oppression and exploitation, the destruction of the very foundations of this social order.
We want to make them pay for the latest insult to our freedom, the construction of the new prison in Caen, as far as we can: take on this repressive system, especially all the companies, public services and associations that make money from the construction or day to day administration of new prisons, detention centres, those who participate from far and near in administering and controlling our lives for the profit of the State and capital.

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July 14, 2019
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Florence, Italy: Last hearings of the trial for the “Panico” operation

The hearings from 15 to 18 July, 2019, are confirmed, but due to the absence of one of the judges the sentence (scheduled for July 22nd) could slip, by a maximum of one week, apparently.
For Giova, Paska and Ghespe under house arrest, was asked the transport by their own means for the hearings, therefore without an escort. For Paska has also been asked to temporarily move house arrest to a house near Florence.

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July 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Barcelona, Spanish State: Arson Attack Against Security Company Prosegur – 2 Vehicles Torched

Barcelona, Spanish State: Arson Attack Against Security Company Prosegur – 2 Vehicles Torched

Barcelona, early morning of 04.07.19. Two Prosegur company vehicles were torched at the end of Vilanova avenue. A fiery greeting to all the indomitables against the prisons and prison society, especially for Anna, Silvia and all the comrades who joined the hunger strike that recently ended. Greetings also to the prisoners who are mobilizing in the Spanish State.
Nothing has ended, everything continues!
via: anarchistsworldwide

July 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Vicenza, Italy – Solidarity with Anna, Silvia and Nat

Vicenza, Italy – Solidarity with Anna, Silvia and Nat

Some comrades gave voice and solidarity to the comrades on hunger strike with a banner, megaphone and leaflets.
An intervention of few minutes in the centre during the evening stroll, which led to two of the comrades being identified and one held at the police station for a few hours because she didn’t have identity documents. 
WITH ANNA, SILVIA AND NAT IN OUR HEARTS
CLOSE DOWN THE AS2 UNIT OF L’AQUILA
NO VIDEOCONFERENCING
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July 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Bremen, Germany: Prison Van Torched in Solidarity with Imprisoned and Fugitive Comrades

Bremen, Germany: Prison Van Torched in Solidarity with Imprisoned and Fugitive Comrades

“The prison is looking for you”…”We have found you”
During the night of the 4th-5th of July we torched a Bremen JVA (Bremen Prison) truck in the fenced TÜV NORD parking lot in Bremen-Walle.
JVA Bremen is characterized by miserable conditions, the cells are overcrowded, rain leaks in and medical care is either extremely bad or completely denied.
But we do not want to make a plea for the reforming of criminals or even to strengthen the illusion that there is such a thing as a ‘humane’ or ‘just’ prison.

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July 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Livorno, Italy – Solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike

Livorno, Italy – Solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike

Solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike!
Close down AS2! All free!
For a month two anarchist prisoners, Silvia and Anna, have been on hunger strike against very harsh prison conditions. They are demanding to be transferred from the AS2 unit of the prison of L’Aquila, where they are now, and the closing down of the unit. In recent weeks many other anarchist prisoners joined their struggle, while revolts and protests in prisons increased this month. The Department of prison administration, however, responded by transferring another anarchist, Natascia, to the AS2 unit. It’s necessary to break the silence and isolation. Solidarity and freedom for all!
Collettivo Anarchico Libertario
Banner:
‘Solidarity with the prisoners on hunger strike!
Close down AS2! All free!’
Livorno, 27th June 2019
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July 14, 2019
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Cremona, Italy – Solidarity with Anna and Silvia

Banner:
‘We won’t be eating of your bread – Solidarity with Anna, Silvia and Nat on hunger strike’
Flying banner in Galleria XXV Aprile, and on the ground many leaflets in solidarity with Anna, Silvia and all the anarchists locked up in jail and struck by the repression. 
Yesterday [28/6] Anna and Silvia, along with Nat, all locked up in the AS2 unit of the prison of L’Aquila, ended their hunger strike after 31 days. At the moment Marco and Alfredo are still on hunger strike in AS2 units in Alessandria and Ferrara. With Tommy and all the prisoners struggling against the torture of segregation, the struggle goes on.
Against a world of cages, we won’t be eating of your bread!
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Notes: End of hunger strike communique
csakavarna
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July 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Italy: Updates about the “Prometeo” repressive operation – Giuseppe was transferred to the prison of Rossano Calabro

Italy: Updates about the “Prometeo” repressive operation – Giuseppe was transferred to the prison of Rossano Calabro

On July 8th, 2019, we learn that the anarchist Giuseppe Bruna was transferred from the prison of Alessandria to that of Rossano Calabro. The comrade was arrested on May 21st along with Natascia and Robert for the repressive operation “Prometeo” (“Prometheus”). We remind that recently Robert was also transferred (from Terni to Bancali, in Sardinia), while Natascia remains imprisoned in L’Aquila. Then the addresses become the following:
Giuseppe Bruna
C. R. di Rossano Calabro
Contrada Ciminata, snc
87064 Corigliano-Rossano (CS)
Italia [Italy]
Natascia Savio
C. C. de L’Aquila
via Amiternina, n. 3
Località Costarelle di Preturo
67100 L’Aquila
Italia [Italy]
Robert Firozpoor
C. C. di Sassari – Bancali
strada provinciale 56, n. 4
Località Bancali
07100 Sassari
Italia [Italy]

July 14, 2019
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Comments Off on Germany , Berlin : The Fight for Liebig34 goes further

Germany , Berlin : The Fight for Liebig34 goes further

The Court hearing for the eviction of our anarcha-queer-feminist housing project will take place on the 20th of september 2019. Padovicz wants to snitch away the house, while the politicians are trying to keep our mouths shut. Both parties are awaiting a final court decision. We do not let any cis-men decide about the future of our anarcha-queer-feminist project, cause simply no one should decide about us, but ourselves.
The last weeks in Nordkiez
Lateley, the presence of cops in our neighbourhood increased massively. Helicopters are flying daily and nightly over our roofs. Multiple police vans drive through our streets and ID-controls become part of everyday normality.
Also, during our self-organized neighbour fest in which a lot of children participated, the cops reacted in an aggressive way, trying to ruin our day. Several persons sympathising with our project, have been arrested and taken into custody. The arrests of these friends were very violent and sexist. Whether it’s about getting a coffee in the morning at the other side of the street or having dinnerin front of our house, the cops find ways to intimidate us. The system of state tries to silence us by all means. As a consequence, we face daily confrontation with the cops. However, their provocation is not something we allow to set us back or keep us small. It is something that encourages us to resist.
We are aware that their violent behaviour is purely a reaction on our mobilization in our joint-fight against gentrification, patriarchy and capital. All of this, shows us, that our battle against “the city of the rich and powerful” is effectively starting to worry the establishment.

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July 11, 2019
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Greece: Anarchist comrade Nikos Romanos free after six years of imprisonment.

Nikos Romanos free he was released today 11/7/19, from Korydallos Prison, having served the sentences imposed on him.
The comrade was arrested in February 2013 along with three other comrades for a double armed robbery, at the Agricultural Bank and the Hellenic Postbank in Velvento, Kozani.
 

July 10, 2019
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Athens,Greece : If voting could change the system, it would be illegal

We are a self-organized anarchist collective of immigrants, who started our activities in athens a few weeks ago as a new collective, generally we are struggling in greece for about 3 years.
Yesterday, 8 July, we put posters on walls of exarchia area to show our opinion on the slavery political game which the regime calls: “election”
In our opinion, even if bourgeois democracy counts the votes, in the best condition you choose with what kind knife to be killed!
In fact, voters are like sheep who choose with what kind of knife to be killed; in our opinion: if voting could change the system it would make it illegal for us.
what you have as right to vote is not freedom to choose your future but it is legitimizing the slavery that the system imposes on you.
Our opinion for real change is not voting or being a reformist inside the system, in our opinion real change can only happen when the molotovs in our hands burn the cops in streets. In our opinion if from today the immigrants take guns in their hands and armed struggling in streets, real change for our situation will happen, not Leftists getting power as a government; bosses are bosses, no matter left or right!
#Cops #Mafia #Fascista 
Self-organized Anarchist collective of immigrants
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