Athens, Greece: Solidarity Demo for Immigrants & Spaces of Struggle

Nov 2nd, 2019

Received 09/10/2019

Athens, Greece: Solidarity Demonstration for Immigrants & Spaces of Struggle (Nov 2nd, 2019)

SOLIDARITY DEMONSTRATION FOR IMMIGRANTS AND SPACES OF STRUGGLE AGAINST STATE AND CAPITALISTIC DEVELOPMENT VICTORIA SQUARE / NOVEMBER 2 / 12:00

The immigrant population is being debased and eliminated on all aspects of its life. In order to flee war and/or poverty they are walking the paths of refugeeism on sea and land, to the squalid conditions of concentration camps, like Moria, where impoverishment and death are usually the only way forward for them. If they survive, there is a war with the cops in the neighbourhoods they live and work. Murders and beatings at the police departments, identifications and arrests that lead to long-term confinements, disappearances and deportations. At work, they get exploited without any limitation as they are the invisible part of the workforce. Their working undervaluation comes along with a total exclusion from educational, health, and other general infrastructures.

At the same time, the NGO industry which is active both in and out of the concentration camps, is one of the most lucrative and developing for greek capitalism. There is a constant conflict between greek and turkish states for which of the human-wardens will grab more of the EU warding funds. In these conditions, immigrants resist and revolt. In the cities, they align and get organised with the solidarity movement, and find refugee in its infrastructures. Solidarity infrastructures like squats that used to be a home for hundreds of immigrants, squats that got evacuated and their tenants got transferred to the hellholes of the state. Generally, the spaces of struggle and solidarity not only cover and provide for a huge number of their needs, they also act as places of organisation of the oppressed, and as a substantial trench against the political and financial interests of the state and capital.

Places of struggle, whether squats or public spaces, villages and neighbourhoods like Exarcheia, have acted against further degradation of our lives and against a police state. Starting off with the SYRIZA government, and following up with the government of New Democracy, the capitalistic and state machine is going through a reconstruction, promoting ravaging developing plans both for the environment and our neighbourhoods. As a result, the oppressive mechanisms are attacking viciously as they do understand that the marginalised immigrant population in tandem with places of struggle and organisation of the international, oppressed population, are a substantial obstacle for the fulfillment of their plans. Local and foreign business interests are in alignment with the oppressive mechanisms, and that’s why we have to confront them as a whole, starting by defending the people and structures which are under attack.

COLLECTIVE FIGHT WITHOUT NATIONAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE DEGRADATION OF OUR LIVES AND THE DISPLACEMENT OF OUR BODIES AGAINST STATE AND CAPITAL

On November 2nd, we are calling comrades from Greece and all over the world to show their solidarity, and to unite their voices through calls, demonstrations, and multiform actions.

Open assembly of squats, collectives, internationalists, refugees and solidarians

[Taken from anarchistsworldwide.noblogs.org].

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