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Bombing in Greece

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Greece is on top among the anarchists throughout the world. This is understandable, the movement there is growing ever more, self-organization and protests attract thousands of people, riots break out in different parts of the country attacking the symbols of power and capitalism, and if these were not enough they turned out that the rulers were hiding that the Greek economy is in fatal condition. It irritated people even more and destroyed so little trust in politicians among the public. Recent manifestation of an open war against the state’s institutions are the bomb attacks carried out by radicals from the underground Conspiracy Cells of Fire, which have a proven track attacks on National Bank and Insurance Agency, Parliament, and probably the Ministry of the Press. Without going into a discussion about those attacks, it is worth to emphasize that none of the attacks caused no casualties.

The situation is somewhat similar to that of Germany at the time of intense RAF activity, with the difference that now the self-governing ideas are more expressive and useful, and the crisis discovered the face of capitalism among many of the supporters of neoliberal policies. In short, the Greek society is more conscious and willing to fight for their future. Contrary to the comments of the media business, the resistance in Greece is not the result of hooligans fights or empty vandalism / terrorism, and nothing fell silent after the December riots. It is the ongoing political struggle in the streets, universities, prisons, immigrant camps and many other locations. It is the opposition of the people, struggling with poverty, repression, exploitation and restriction of freedom. Of course, mainstream media are doing everything to make the resistance as the excesses of the vandals, not to mention the political aspect of occurrences, not to mention cooperatives created in different parts of the country. They won’t show hundreds of other projects focused on the democratization of any action. Media didn’t even notice that not only anarchists (aka disgusting terrorists) operate anti-capitalist activism, but also various shades of Stalinists, Marxists and others who want to seize power for “people’s good.”

In summary, events in Greece are the inspiration for anarchists from other countries who are watching with the hope their development and support the growing public resistance. Of course, this may be another brief episode in the history of capitalism and the struggle of anarchists might miscarry (which is, unfortunately, likely), but regardless of how it will end, every fight is the experience and knowledge we gain as well as local and international society. Any revolt, even defeat is a lesson or an inspiration for others. And as history shows the struggle for freedom and justice never ends.

Check out my interivew with the greek anarchist.

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