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Announcement :: International
Sunday! Demo in Solidarity with the Greek Anti-Authoritarian Movement
05 Dec 2009
Remember, Remember, the 6th of December: Northeast Day of Actions in Solidarity with the Greek Anti-Authoritarian Movement. Stand Against State Repression, From the Left or Right.

In Boston, we will meet on the Copley Square green at 4pm and march to the consulate building (on Beacon st, between Arlington and Charles st)
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Sunday! Greek Solidarity Demo with Anti-Authoritarian Movement
The Greek insurrection began almost a year ago. As we approach the anniversary of its beginning, the day when a young anti-authoritarian was shot dead by police in the anarchist "free neighborhood" of Exarchia in downtown Athens, we must ask ourselves what happened, what's happening, what failed, and, most importantly, what worked? As we reflect, we must also recognize our roles as U.S. anarchists in solidarity with this insurrection. We can all remember how we felt last year when we heard Alexi was killed and that Athens was burning. We held solidarity actions then, and we must demonstrate again.

The Greek insurrection led to the fall of the right-wing government and the election of a socialist government. While its president calls it “antiauthoritarians in power,” and the Minister of Public Order claims to have many anarchists as good friends, on the new administration's first day the Greek Socialist Party invaded the anarchist neighborhood of Exarchia in Central Athens with 1,000 police. Since then, repression of anarchists has been constant. The socialist administration attacked November 17th demonstrations commemorating the 1973 rising against the military junta, and have maintained a media blackout in Exarchia, whose residents they continue to raid, detain, arrest, and pummel. These actions will not go unpunished.

Regardless, the movement in Greece is only gaining steam, and the stage is set for another Greek December to remember. Already, 400 schools and 30 universities have been occupied, anti-authoritarians are carrying out "urban guerilla" actions against banks, government institutions, multinational corporations, and the repressive police. Anarchists have occupied several news stations to spread their messages,and workers have declared dozens of strikes across the country.

On the other hand, the politicians, vowing to not let Greece fall into "chaos" again, have announced a "Zero Tolerance" plan, deploying 6,000 officers in Athens to repress the inevitable uprising. "We want to send a clear message, we won't tolerate a repeat of the violence and terror scene in central Athens, we won't hand Athens to vandals," Citizen Protection Minister Mihalis Chrysohoidis told reporters today.

Our comrades in Greece, those who fight for their freedom and prepare now to escalate their struggle, need the support and solidarity of those of us across the world who believe in their cause.

It is a time to once again muster the feelings of love and rage in order to hold another day of solidarity on Sunday December 6th, 2009 the anniversary of Alexi's death. We will hold actions and demos at Greek consulates, school occupations, and candle lit vigils so the spirits of our comrades are not forgotten.

In Boston, we will meet on the Copley Square green at 4pm and march to the consulate building (on Beacon St, between Arlington and Charles Streets).
See you there!
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