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Date Fri, 18 Mar 2005 07:20:22 +0100 (CET)

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In this country we have been grown with the (nationalistic) ghosts of
the Great Greece, with our ancient ancestors and the immortal Greek
Nation of thousands of years of life. A fairy tale that nourished lots
of generations in the school and the army. A monstrous mixture of
ancient Greek and Christian beliefs, with the fight by the Church
always against every kind of social freedom since 1821 until today.
In fact, we are actually as ancient Greek as our neighbours Turks
are, and also the Albanians and the Macedonias. In our veins is
rolling the same blood as of every one from the Balkans, the
Europe, the Earth!

In the Balkans trilingual or multilingual populations and similar
cultural characteristics between them existed. But for a century
now they have been bleeding in the name of the national borders
and the Great Homelands.
Who can convince us that the army protects the freedom when only
its existence removes this freedom away?
The national parades are war anthems. They promote the? tallest,
most powerful, first ones. It is an inhuman prelude with a racist
behaviour. They are not but anti-social events and we have to think
about this!
The poison of nationalism promotes people with pain. The borders
and the national armies separate the populations and destroy the
communication between them. Greece is characterized by a
hard-core nationalism that its deep roots can be found in the
Education. This is the first place where the false fabrication of
?national conscience? takes a shape.
The Greek State is one of the few ones worldwide which is
organising military type school parades as they have been
established by the Metaxas fascist dictatorship in 1936.
However, our life is not a military service?


Federation of Anarchists of Western Greece (OADE)
March 2005

* Note: The 25th of March marks the anniversary of the revolution
of Greeks against Ottoman Empire in 1821. It is one of the two
National Days in Greece (the other one is in 28 October when in
1940 the Mussolini regime attacked Greece). This leaflet, written
and produced by the Federation of Anarchists of Western Greece
(OADE), will be distributed widely in the cities and towns where
OADE has a presence and where on 25 March parades and other
similar festivities will take place. Translation in English: James
Sotros, International Relations of OADE, email:

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