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Announcement :: International
Solidarity with Greek antiauthoritarians
07 Dec 2009
December 6th, 2009, 5pm:
Statement of the Spontaneous Assembly of Boston Anti-Authoritarians remembering the murder of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, in solidarity with our Greek comrades in the struggle for freedom.
In the presence of police, on the steps of the Greek consulate, we assembly to collectively make this statement. We stand whole-heartedly with your struggle and we demand the abolition of our government and yours. An injury to one is an injury to all, and we gather at the Greek consulate building in Boston in protest of the heartless persecution of the Greek comrades. Your strides towards life without capitalism and authority are an inspiration to the world. We, too, will never forget, and never forgive.

From Boston to Greece, in the commemoration of Alexis and the risings of past, and with optimism for the risings of tomorrow.

On December 6th, 2009, 30 anarchists, anti-authoritarians and other supporters of the Greek revolutionaries gathered at Copley Square in Boston at 4pm, marching through the cold winter night to the Greek Consulate on Beacon Street between Charles and Arlington. We carried banners reading "You can kill us, but you can't kill the idea," "resistance without borders, democracy without politicians," and a solidarity banner in Greek and English. We also handed out a couple hundred copies of the recent issue of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement Newsletter, featuring an article on the Greek struggle. We were joined in our demonstration by comrades from Greece and Italy.
Though met by moderate police intimidation, we assembled at the steps of the consulate to pen the collective statement above. Later, we moved our demonstration down to the Boston Common "Frog Pond," were we decided to sing anti-capitalist altered versions of holiday carols (Radical Caroling, in the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement's 8-year tradition) to those skating in the public skating rink, before dispersing.
Meanwhile in Greece, thousands of demonstrators marked the anniversary of the death of a young anti-authoritarian, Alexis, (which sparked a month of rebellion across the country Dec 2008,) with confrontational demonstrations, occupations of schools and government buildings, and attacks on symbols, defenders, and institutions of power. Videos, photos and reports in English of the current Greek struggle can be found here: Demonstrations there will continue tomorrow, and we in Boston will continue to plan our demonstrations of solidarity as needed.

For a local perspective on the Greek Insurrection and ongoing struggle, check out the free PDF of the most recent issue of the Boston Anti-Authoritarian Movement's monthly newsletter;
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