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Anti-authoritarian call against the European Union summit in Greece (english)
Email: info (nospam) resistance2003.gr
10 May 2003
We are sending you this document in order to keep you informed about the issues that have been decided by the panhellenic assembly of the Anti-authoritarian Movement Salonika 2003, in relation to the actions that we are going to organise during the period of the EU summit in Thessaloniki (or Salonica) in June 2003.
Concerning the European
Union summit taking place in Thessaloniki (Greece) in June 2003
We are sending you this document in order to keep you informed about
the issues that have been decided by the panhellenic assembly of the Anti-authoritarian
Movement Salonika 2003, in relation to the actions that we are going to
organise during the period of the EU summit in Thessaloniki (or Salonika)
in June 2003.
We are going to use a big space in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
which is located in the city centre, in order to cover the accommodation
needs of the comrades who will correspond to our call. This space is appropriate
both for the accommodation of a large number of people, and for the fulfilment
of the events.
About the "support" of the
Groups of lawyers have already been assembled, and they have volunteered
to be on our side during these days, so as to provide direct legal assistance
and defence to the people who might be arrested during the demonstrations.
A web site (translated in various languages) will be created mid May,
where you will find information about these legal groups and about the
legal regime inside Greece. When this page is ready we will send you its
Furthermore, people from these legal groups have committed themselves
to be present at the Greek borders in order to meet the comrades from abroad
and to proceed with the necessary legal procedures in case their entrance
into the country is forbidden.
A medical group – both doctors and medical students, has been created
so as to be present inside the demonstrations with the appropriate equipment
and in order to provide the first aid in case of any injuries. Among the
plans of this group is to carry out a series of first aid seminars for
the training of comrades who might be interested, and also to publish leaflets
with useful medical instructions.
Discussions and events
Accommodation will be available from 14/06/03, a week before the actual
days of the summit (20 – 21/06/03). During this period a four-day festival
will be organised in order to meet each other, exchange views and opinions,
and coordinate better our actions.
This festival will include a series of concerts, screenings, exhibitions
etc, and four major discussions (one each day), which will be accompanied
by other smaller ones.
The topics of the four major discussions are:
Globalisation – New world order – War
“Fortress” Europe – Suppression – Immigrants
Labour in modern capitalism
Antiglobalisation movements and Antiauthoritarians–Anarchists
Some other topics have already been proposed for the smaller discussions,
and are relevant to education, art and the role of mass media.
We decided that on the first day of the EU summit (20/06/03) we are
going to have a march near the place where the summit will take place.
This place is far away from the city centre, so we will probably go there
by buses. During the second day (21/06/03) we will organise a demonstration
in the centre of Thessaloniki.
A discussion on the practical issues of the demonstrations will be held
in the forth day of the festival (19/06/03), a day before the first march.
What we ask from you
If you are interested in coming to Thessaloniki, then we would like
to have your responses regarding the following before the 20th of May.
Please let us know:
when do you plan to be here, and approximately how many people
are you going to be, in order to know what are the needs that we have to
cover regarding the accommodation.
through which countries, and exactly when are you arriving,
so that we can arrange for comrades and lawyers to wait for you on the
if your group/organisation wishes to have a stand where it
could exhibit its material, in order to prepare the space in the best possible
if your group/organisation wishes to make a statement in some
of the four major discussions, so as to arrange a better timetable for
the discussions and events, and to have the appropriate translators at
if your group/organisation wishes to have its name appear
on the poster of the festival as participants.
if you would like to suggest any other topics that could be
presented by your group/organisation in other parallel discussions/events,
in order to arrange better the program of the festival and its practical
issues (ie translators).
We welcome your answers in relation to the above issues, as well as
any other questions or comments regarding the events against the EU summit,
until the 20th of May.
Information about the publications and the actions of the Antiauthoritarian
Movement Salonika 2003, can be found at the electronic address http://www.resistance2003.gr
If anything new should come up we will inform you.
Antiauthoritarian Movement Salonika 2003
info (at) resistance2003.gr