Greece: Tear Down the Bastille #6


​This zine comes from Greece and was made available online for the first time last month.

It collects texts from various prisoners inside prisons in Greece. All of the texts address the “hunger strike” tactic, offering thoughts and reflections on its practice and efficacy.

From the introduction:

“This specific issue refers to hunger strike as a means of struggle, a matter that has intensely concerned not only those directly involved but also those in solidarity, as well as a large part of Greek society. A hunger strike, as a means of struggle, was never a desperate move, or simply a “peaceful” protest in order to project the victimization of the hunger striker and extract sensitivity and charity. It is a conscious struggle, where the coordination of those inside and outside is a necessary condition in order for there to be a result, but also to maintain the strengths of those fighting.”

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