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(en) CYPRUS, Leaflet given out to tourists arriving at Larnaca

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Date Fri, 6 Dec 2002 10:07:25 -0500 (EST)


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Also a large banner was left at the exit of the airport, and slogans
written on the walls along the motorway.

                                          WELCOME TO CYPRUS!

Before you begin your holiday basking on the beaches of this beautiful
island, we invite you to read the following '
The Cypriot State, while calling itself democratic, tries in every way to
obstruct and prevent each and every kind of social struggle and the
very act of doubting the State itself.

 At this moment anarchist comrade George Karakasian has been a
hostage in the hands of this State since 27/08/02. The only 'crime' our
comrade has committed is that he contested not only the existence of
the State but also it's logic of passivity, wage slavery, or enclosure'
within the artificial needs required for the preservance and survival not
only of the Cypriot State but of every other State and authority in
general.

        Last April, a period characterised by the massive and continuous
massacre of the Palestinian people by the Zionist murderers, George
Karakasian could not remain passive. Ignoring the lifestyle that wants
people to stay closed within a personal deadlock characterised by the
logic of survival (school, army, work, retirement, death), he chose daily
struggle as a way of life and as an attitude of personal dignity.

      The invitation of the Israeli ambassador, convinced that while
massacres of children were taking place there was no problem in
celebrating the anniversary of the establishment of his bloodthirsty
State, fortunately did not remain unanswered. This time the people's
rage could not be contained by the forces of order and the inevitable
riot police.

        All the guard dogs of capital were present, ready as always to
protect the bosses, exploiters and everyone who lives on the backs of
the workers who are trying to survive in harder and harder living
conditions.

     The imprisoned comrade George Karakasian was presented in
court with eight heavy accusations, three of which are considered to be
the most serious. We will dwell on this subject for a moment, not
because we want to justify' anything - anyway social struggles cannot
in any way be judged' by so-called bourgeois legality' - but because we
want to show the dirt, hypocrisy and everything else that the word
justice', the candy they have in their mouths every day, stands for. So
in order to destroy the illusions which the law serves to foster '
Charge (1) 'Causing serious physical injury to a police officer' If the
symbolic grasp (showing up the hateful the role of the police present)
of the hat of a cop who later talked in front of the cameras can be called
serious physical injury', then what can we call the capturing of the
comrade by these cops, his being dragged inside the home of the
Israeli ambassador and continually beaten all over his body by five of
them shouting at him fuck your anarchy'. They also injured his ear by
pulling his earring. The extent of his injuries was such that he was
taken to hospital. The democratic procedure did not stop there. When
George Karakasian returned to the hospital next day to take his case
card this had accide



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